Articles from: December 2016

Fetch, Stretch, Dance: Make Your Dog an Exercise Buddy


by Sandra Murphy

Man and woman’s best four-legged friend can activate and energize even the most reluctant couch potato or exhausted owner, making the family dog an excellent exercise buddy. Regardless of how lax we may be, everyone feels better after some kind of workout. A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology confirms that working up a sweat outdoors affords an appealing boost of energy, enjoyment and improved state of mind.

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Greening Planet: Satellites Reveal Unexpected Plant Growth


The study Greening of the Earth and its Drivers, published by an international team in the journal Nature Climate Change, shows significant greening of a quarter to one-half of the Earth’s vegetated lands based on satellite data from the past 33 years.


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Ocean Watch: Sea Mammals Update


2016 was a mixed year for whales and dolphins, and by extension, humans. Marine Biologist Sylvia Earle states the importance of ocean health this way: “With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea.

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Heal Adrenal Fatigue NATURALLY: Practical Ways to Regain Vitality


by Linda Sechrist

Fatigue due to physical or mental exertion is common in those beleaguered by stress, poor eating habits and insomnia, struggling to balance the needs of family and career and too often using caffeine and other stimulants to artificially rebound energy. James L. Wilson, Ph.D., a doctor of chiropractic and naturopathy, educates medical professionals about an even more serious health issue he identifies as “adrenal fatigue;” it’s characterized by below-optimal adrenal function induced by an overload of stressors.

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Renew and Restore Your Dream and Celebrate Diversity During DreamWeek 2017


DreamWeek is difficult to describe because it is so much more than can be captured in words. After the divisive and anxious election, DreamWeek provides an opportunity to renew and restore your faith and your dream for our community and our nation.

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PERK-ME-UPS: Seasonal Drinks that Revitalize


The best holiday drinks are festive and taste great. They should also be easy to fix. Here are five to get you started.

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Perk Up at the San Antonio Coffee Festival on Jan. 7


There’s no better place to get that delicious java jolt than at the San Antonio Coffee Festival, which returns to La Villita on Saturday, Jan. 7. Enjoy a stroll through La Villita and fill your cup to the brim with a full day of coffee celebration, including fresh, locally roasted coffee from destinations across the globe.

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Bright Lights Encourage Healthy Eating


Research published in the Journal of Marketing Research links bright light to healthier food choices. The study observed 160 diners at four separate metropolitan locations of a chain dinner restaurant between 6 and 8 p.m.

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Why Some Kids Grow Up with Fewer Allergies


A study in the journal Pediatrics, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, has found that the common childhood habits of thumb sucking and nail biting can reduce the risk of adolescent and adult allergies.

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Crystal Singing Bowl Therapy: Can Bring the Body’s Vibrations Back into Harmony


by Flicka Rahn

World cultures for millennia have recognized the importance of music and sound as healing tools. Ancient civilizations in India, the Orient, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas have for thousands of years used sound to heal and achieve inner balance.

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