Articles from: January 2014

Letter From The Publisher

Joel Shuler

Let’s talk for a moment about love.

We’re encouraged in February to focus our love outward, to love interests outside of ourselves. Flowers, candy, cards – we give tokens to others that “show” our love. That can be a beautiful thing. We all enjoy receiving love from someone else. But where does our outward-focused love originate? I believe it must come from inside, from the attentive cultivation of love and acceptance of ourselves.

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27th Annual Asian Festival

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Year of the Horse Returns to San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures on Feb. 1

2014 ushers in the Year of the Horse, and the Institute of Texan Cultures invites San Antonio to celebrate during the 27th Annual Asian Festival on Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The celebration, which started out as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year, blossomed into a unique gathering of Asian communities celebrating their cultures and traditions. 

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More Tips to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions: Be Realistic, Accountable

by John A. Ruibal

Many folks use the New Year holiday to make resolutions to get in better shape or eat healthier, only to find that by the first of February they are back to their old habits. When my athletes or clients want to have a New Year’s resolution, I never discourage them. In fact, their resolution can be used to jump-start their training or nutrition plan. 

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How to Stay on Track: A 3-Step Plan to Keep Your Fitness Resolutions in 2014

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by Jennifer Trimmier

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to throw out the old (the cookies, sodas and fried chicken) and bring in the new (the fruits, veggies and workout clothes). Resolutions are wonderful, but did you know that nearly 40 percent of well-intentioned people drop their resolutions within the first four weeks of the year? That’s why preparation and planning is so important. Here’s a 3-step approach to help ensure that you keep your health and wellness resolutions all year long:

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LONG-LIVED PETS: Anti-Aging Care Aids Youthful Vigor

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by Dr. Shawn Messonnier

In human health care, naturopathic doctors offer a specialty called antiaging medicine. The goal is to restore optimal health to those at midlife and older that seek to prevent or reduce the incidence of diseases often associated with aging.

But when it comes to aging pets, most veterinary doctors fail to focus on the necessary specialized care. In fact, some traditional vets may decline to treat older pets at all. 

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RESOLVE TO EVOLVE: Feeling Stressed and Anxious May Be Signs of Your Time to Evolve

by Renee Trudeau

Last week I woke up feeling anxious and stressed-out. My thoughts were spinning out of control. A band of mice was running in circles in my head singing a frantic version of the old familiar, “Too much to do and not enough time!” It’s true. I am juggling—not by choice, but by circumstance—several large-scale, time-sensitive projects simultaneously. And I don’t see how they’re all going to get done. I’m feeling stretched to my very limits. I’m being called to let go and expand like never before. 

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Vitamin C Halves Colds in Athletes

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Taking vitamin C before engaging in physically demanding activities helps keep colds away for people that are heavy exercisers, say Finnish researchers at the University of Helsinki. While their meta-study showed that non-exercisers that took vitamin C daily gained little or no protection from colds, the story for marathoners, competitive skiers and soldiers on subarctic assignments was much different. 

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Life Threat: Evidence Mounts of GMO Dangers

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The nonprofit Non-GMO Project, committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO (genetically modified organism) products and educating consumers on such verified choices, is focusing on Bt corn and Bt soy, which make up 90 percent of America’s total crop. Its scientists explain, “These crops have genes from a bacteria called bacillus thuringiensis spliced into their natural genetic code. 

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Local Chapter of Mutual Responsibility Now in SA

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Mutual Responsibility is a growing movement of likeminded individuals and groups spread across the country promoting the value of mutual responsibility as the best mechanism for solving social, economic, environmental and other problems facing our communities, our nation and our world. Many local residents may be unaware that San Antonio has a local Mutual Responsibility chapter, which calls itself Humanity in Motion. 

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes is a Reality

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by Dr. Michael Boss, DC

Type 2 Diabetes is a devastating disease that touches each of us in some way. It is not a condition that pops up overnight. It often takes years and even decades to develop full-blown diabetes, but many people are walking around right now with pre-diabetes, or what I call pre-pre-diabetes. Could you be one of them? 

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