Articles from: July 2013

Boost the Health Benefits of Coffee, Tea With Chinese Herb, Ganoderma


Hot (and cold) coffee and teas are staples in many households, which is a good thing given the latest research. Coffee, for example, may reduce the risk of:

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Pet Food Perils: Lurking GMOs May Hurt Our Pets


by Dr. Michael W. Fox

Like a canary in a coal mine, dogs serve as sentinels, drawing our attention to health hazards in our shared home environment and in the products and byproducts of the food industry.

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The Skinny on Botanical Wraps: A Health Professional Offers Her Perspective


by Elizabeth Keller, APRN-BC, LPC 

What’s with all this do-it-yourself body wrapping? As a medical and weight-loss professional, I wanted to find out. Since a major focus of my practice is weight loss, my clients would often ask me after achieving significant weight loss what they could do about the saggy, flabby, stretched-out skin that was left over. My typical response of options was to try a personal trainer, go to a spa or aesthetician or perhaps find a good plastic surgeon.

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Green Kitchen: Home Composting Boosts Sustainability


A 2012 report from the National Resources Defense Council notes that just 3 percent of uneaten food in the United States is composted, and landfill scraps account for 23 percent of all methane gas emissions.

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Learn to Retrofit and Drought-Proof Your Yard, July 27 and Aug. 10


The San Antonio Botanical Garden, host to many educational workshops and programs, will teach you to retrofit your yard for drought conditions on Saturday, July 27, and Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Summer’s Hydration Equation: Hydrate Properly to Beat the Heat


by Jennifer Trimmier

Summer temperatures are already soaring well into the 90s and with the precedent of the past several summers looming over our heads, it’s time for a refresher in proper exercise hydration so that our bodies can survive and thrive in the infernal heat.

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“QT” HEALING: Engaging Our Body’s Energy to Heal


by Frank Detrick

Why do most people visit their doctor? Usually because they are in some kind of physical pain or discomfort, and they want relief. Many times pills are prescribed to alleviate symptoms, but often the underlying problems are not resolved.

Quantum-Touch (QT) is a natural healing modality that helps rebalance the body and its systems energetically. It is a simple, easy-to-learn technique that uses intention, body sweeping of energy, and breathing exercises that can help any body heal itself.

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Pure Line Nutrition Opens First Store in the Alamo City

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Nutrition supplementation has become a big business. Visit any vitamin store or health food section of any grocery store and you’ll see proof of that. There are so many choices and options that it’s overwhelming, and for novices it’s impossible to know where to start.

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An Integrative Approach to Better Brain Health


by Kathleen Quinn, MD

Most of us know that too much stress is a bad thing – bad for our lives, bad for our families and certainly bad for our health. One thing you may not realize is stress actually changes our brains permanently. This happens when hyper-arousal and continuous pressure puts us in “fight or flight mode,” and the result is detrimental responses that wreak havoc on body mechanisms related to health and well-being, including our emotional states.

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Wonder Weave: Natural Fiber is Stronger than Steel


Nanocellulose, a material derived from tree fiber and some grain stalks, could now potentially be sourced from bluegreen algae in sufficient quantities to cost-efficiently create ultra-thin media displays, lightweight body armor, a one-pound boat that carries up to 1,000 pounds of cargo, and a wide range of other products.

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