Tomatoes Prevent and Even Treat Liver Disease


Tomatoes are widely known for their outstanding antioxidant content, anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting properties, plus benefits to heart health. Now, research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center, at Tufts University, in Boston, Massachusetts, has found that consuming tomatoes— particularly their lycopene content—can also help prevent and even treat both liver disease and cancer of the liver. The researchers combed through 241 studies and scientific papers to connect the dots. 

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BEAT THE LEAK: The Root Cause Could Be LEAKY GUT


by Dr. Michael Boss, DC

Arthritis? Allergies? Depression? Chronic Fatigue? Brain Fog? Autoimmune Disease?

One of the most common issues that I see and treat with patients is a leaky gut. It is a bit of a “mystery disease” and can show itself as a bewildering array of other conditions and symptoms. Because of this, most people who suffer from Leaky Gut Syndrome do not realize it. 

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by Helene Segura

Even in a drought-stricken area, spring is the time of year when lawns start growing, flowers begin blooming and Mother Nature’s colors pop with vibrancy. Plants, flowers and gardening supplies go on sale, and the thought of having all of that color in the yard becomes alluring. Your weekend schedule changes because you want to spend more time tinkering in your flowerbed or garden. 

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SA Birth Collective Hosts 3rd Annual Mama & Baby Expo, May 3


The San Antonio Birth Collective is hosting its 3rd Annual Mama & Baby Expo on Saturday, May 3, from 1-4 p.m. at the TriPoint Event Center. This year, mamas and their (born and pre-born) babies will enjoy a pregnancy and postnatal fashion show, free chair massages, demonstrations, music and games, door prizes and dozens of local vendors. 

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Marine Maneuvers: Harnessing the Ocean’s Power Potential


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is investing $16 million on 17 tidal and wave projects to sustainably and efficiently capture energy from waves, tides and currents. The projects will also help gather crucial data on how these devices interact with the surrounding environment. The DOE will also spend $13.5 million on eight projects to help U.S. companies build durable, efficient wave and tidal devices that reduce overall costs and maximize the amount of energy captured. 

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Air Conditioning Cleans Up Indoor Air


Air conditioning does more than keep us cool. A study of 300 adults and homes concludes that central air conditioning removes significant levels of volatile organic compounds and pollution particulates from indoor air. The research, published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, finds that using air conditioning with windows closed reduced indoor air pollution the most. 

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Juicer Heroes Opens New Location at Eilan in North Central San Antonio


Additional Stores Set to Arrive in Stone Oak and Alamo Heights in Coming Months

Juicing bars seem to have popped up all over town as entrepreneurs have set up shop to feed the wonderfully growing local craving for fresh, healthy fruit and veggie juices. It’s a local culinary craze sparked in large part by Juicer Heroes, founded by brothers Josh “SuperFood” and Jason “KaleMan” Taylor. They started juicing for local farmers markets before juicing was “cool” in San Antonio. 

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Culinary Mushroom Magic: Delicate Powerhouses of Nutrition and Medicine


by Case Adams

Today, fungi cuisine in the West is typically limited to Agaracus bisporus—the relatively mild button mushroom, which matures into the acclaimed portobello. But digging deeper into available options reveals chanterelle (Cantharellus sp.), oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus), morel (Morchella sp.) and shiitake (Lentinula edodes) species. These culinary mushrooms provide a virtuosity of delicate flavors harboring nutritional and medicinal benefits, according to those that study them. 

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GMO Go-Ahead: Feds Give Dangerous Green Light


The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a draft statement essentially giving the green light to the marketing, sale and planting of Dow Chemical’s genetically modified (GM, GMO, GE) corn and soybeans resistant to 2,4-D, which will trigger a huge increase in the use of the toxic herbicide. 

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DE-STRESS: Fight Stress and Relax Your Mind and Body with the Help of Chinese Medicine


by Kai-Chang Chan

Do you often feel like you have a stiff neck, tight muscles and a racing heart? These are clear symptoms of stress. Stress is our instinctive response to the threats in our environment. In primitive humans, stress developed as an instinctive response to the threats of nature, such as the dangers of wild animals and starvation. However, today stress is more likely to be a response to the many challenges of modern life, such as our finances, work and social problems. 

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