Articles from: September 2015

Learn About Revolutionary Post- Stroke Therapies

Mind Science

Pioneering Neuroscientist John Krakauer Featured During Mind Science Foundation Speaker Series on Oct. 13

The San Antonio-based Mind Science Foundation hosts neurologist and neuroscientist John Krakauer from Johns Hopkins University for its October Distinguished Speaker Series. The focus will be on stroke recovery, on important new research and poststroke rehabilitation techniques pioneered by Dr. Krakauer for patients in the first critical months after a stroke.

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“Lighting the Way” 5K/10K Supports Local Blind Children’s Education Program


The 7th Annual “Lighting the Way” 5K/10K run, walk takes place on Sept 26 at the Wheatley Heights Sports Complex. The event hosted by 10-year-old Weston Wright and the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind benefits the Lighthouse’s Children’s Education Program. Races will start at 8 a.m.

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Celebrate Solar Energy and Sustainability at Solar Fest 2015 on Oct. 25

The fast pace of urban growth continues to put a strain on our electricity grid, and solar power is poised to help meet our growing energy needs. Learn about all the ways you can benefit from solar power during Solar Fest 2015 on Oct. 25 at Concepcion Park.

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EYE HEALTH FOR DOGS: 10 Foods to Keep Canine Vision Sharp


by Audi Donamor

Key colorful foods, packed with nutrients, protect against eye problems ranging from progressive retinal atrophy and uveitis to cataracts and glaucoma.

Here are 10 foods that are highly regarded in helping prevent and defend against vision problems. Their eye-worthy nutrients include anthocyanins, beta-carotene, carotenoids, glutathione, lycopene, omega-3 essential fatty acids, phytonutrients—and the special partnership of lutein and zeaxanthin, sometimes referred to as “sunscreen for the eyes”.

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EDIBLE FISH U.S.-Farmed Seafood That’s Safe and Sustainable


by Judith Fertig

Wild-caught fish from pure waters is the gold standard of seafood, but sustainable populations from healthy waters are shrinking. That’s one reason why fish farms are appearing in unusual places—barramundi flourish on a Nebraska cattle ranch, shrimp in chilly Massachusetts and inland tilapia in Southern California.

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Dark Act: Protect Truth and Transparency in GMO Food Labeling


On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 1599, known by supporters as the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act and dubbed the “Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act” by opponents. The bill removes the requirement that foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMO) be labeled as such, preventing consumers from the right to know whether or not the foods they purchase contain potentially harmful ingredients.

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Daily Exercise Adds Five Years to Life


Research published this year in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has determined that just 30 minutes of exercise, six days a week, can result in a reduced risk of early death by 40 percent, regardless of the intensity of the exercise.

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Enjoy the Delicious, Healthful Benefits of Congee


by Christanne Spell

In Chinese cooking, congee is a broth or porridge made from rice. A staple in many Chinese diets, it can be part of morning, noon and evening meals. Known as okayu in Japan, juk in Korea and jok in Thailand, congee is simple and easy to make by combining a small amount of grain with five-to-six times more water and a pinch of sea salt.

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Siclovia Returns to Broadway, Alamo Plaza, Dignowity Hill on Sept. 27


More Than Three Miles of City Streets Closed for People-Powered FUN

Siclovia returns to its familiar Broadway roadways on Sunday, Sept. 27, providing thousands of local residents the opportunity to “play in the streets.” The bi-annual celebration of human-powered transportation and creativity will again stretch more than three miles, reaching all the way to Alamo Plaza and include a jaunt down McCullough and Nolan streets to Dignowity and Lockwood parks.

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Enhance Your Yoga Practice with Essential Oils


Both essential oils and yoga have the ability to enhance your well-being and enable your mind and spirit to soar. Why not put the two together? There are lots of reasons why you should consider incorporating pure essential oils into your regular yoga practice. The highest quality essential oils have the ability to bring the body-mind-spirit system into a state of homeostasis, and the right aroma can boost bodily healing, reduce stress and enhance your yoga experience.

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