Articles from: March 2016

Fossil-Fuel-Free: Food Trucks Go Solar


The food truck industry is good for a quick, cheap meal, or even a gourmet meal, but emissions from these portable feasts are a growing concern, given the estimated 3 million trucks that were on the road in 2012. New York state has launched an initiative to put 500 energy-efficient, solarpowered carts on city streets this summer.

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Cooking with Essential Oils: Enhance Your Dish with Therapeutic, Food-Grade Oils


by Ashley Stone

You may not realize that the fragrant and healthful essential oils you love under your nose and in the air can also be used for cooking. Essential oils are different than common vegetable oils such as olive, flax, sesame or canola oils. While both have benefits, cooking with essential oils can be a healthy alternative when flavoring foods and beverages.

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SICLOVIA RETURNS! Join Thousands of Your Neighbors to Play in the Streets on April 3


San Antonio’s spring Siclovia returns on Sunday, April 3, for a five-hour street party featuring only human-powered transportation on miles of roadways. Local residents are expected to bring their bikes, walking shoes, roller skates and rollerblades, skateboards, little red wagons and much more to enjoy the auto-free streets.

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The Synergy Studio Hosts Three-Day Breath and Movement Workshop, April 8-10


Breath and body movement are simple, yet profound ways to improve the body’s natural healing capacity and increase awareness for optimal moment-to-moment living. The Movement and Breath weekend workshop takes place April 8-10 at The Synergy Studio and provides an introduction to the three levels of Transformational Breath, the science of movement and breath, and the experience of movement to enhance the breath.

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Surging Organics: Costco Shoots Past Whole Foods Market


Whole Foods Market, founded in 1978, grew to be the number one seller in the nationwide movement toward organic and natural eating, with more than 400 stores. But mainstream grocers such as Wal-Mart and Kroger have since jumped on the bandwagon, and smaller players like Trader Joe’s and The Fresh Market have proliferated.

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ALLERGY RELIEF: Probiotics are Proven to Provide Effective Treatment for Allergies, Backed by Scientific Research


by Dr. Lawrence Hoberman

An estimated 50 million people suffer from allergic rhinitis in the United States, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI). As many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children are affected by allergic rhinitis. These statistics don’t include the percentage of people with food allergies, skin allergies, allergies to medicine or asthma.

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You’ll Be Fooled from Start to Finish at the April Fool’s Day 5K-ish Run/Walk


Anything can happen on April Fool’s Day, including a 5K – with a twist. Lady Bird Johnson Park is the site of a crazy 5K on Friday, April 1, that will include unusual awards, a costume competition, music, food and drinks. The first 250 to register will be in a drawing for a pair of running shoes and other running-related goodies. Packet pick-up is available on race day at 5 p.m.

The April Fool’s Day 5K-ish run/walk is scheduled to begin at the unusual time of 6:34 p.m. Lady Bird Johnson Park is located at 10700 Nacogdoches Rd. For more information and to register, visit

PLAN AHEAD: Financial Stress is Heavy – It Helps to Have a Plan


by Ramiro Marmolejo

If you were to name the top three sources of stress in your life, there’s a good chance that one of them would be financial. Money can be a tremendous source of stress, as can be all the things connected to our financial lives. Because all stress, regardless of the cause, directly affects our health and well-being, financial wellness deserves some attention.

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THE UNCONSCIOUS MIND: Mind Science Foundation Hosts Neuroscientist Heather Berlin at Pearl Stable on March 29

The Mind Science Foundation’s Distinguished Speaker Series invites area residents to learn more about the unconscious mind. The foundation welcomes neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin on Tuesday, March 29, at Pearl Stable. Berlin is an assistant professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New Your City, and her lecture will address the ways that conscious impulses, thoughts or desires become unconscious and how decisions and behaviors can be influenced by stimuli processed outside of awareness.

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RESOLUTION RESET: It’s Never Too Late to Get Back on Track with Your Fitness Goals


by Jeanne Strauss

You’ve made the annual resolution, but by March (or earlier), you’re having trouble staying on track to reach your fitness goals. Are you discouraged? You’re not alone. You may just need to work smarter. As a therapist, I’m not a fitness expert, but I am a change expert, and I know the seven basic steps needed to achieve any goal.


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