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.
El Chupacabra de San Antonio takes place on July 26 and is a 5K/10K race that’s unique in that runners will make their way through heavily wooded dirt trails entirely in the dark.
Jadav “Molai” Payeng spent 30 years single-handedly planting a 1,360-acre forest in his native India. The extraordinary, yet humble, eco-conscious farmer stands as a shining example of what one person can accomplish to make the world a better place.
by Dr. Paul Wilke, DDS
Contrary to what you may tell your kids, gum disease is NOT the result of filling your mouth with too much bubble gum. Also called periodontal disease, gum disease is a serious condition that’s the main cause for tooth loss after age 35. What you may not know about gum disease is it also increases your risk for stroke, diabetes, heart disease and premature low-birthweight babies.
Have a passion for helping people? Want to pursue a career in the growing natural, holistic and integrative healthcare industry? Be sure to check out the two amazing training programs that begin in August at the San Antonio Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy and Natural Therapeutics:
by Kathleen Smith
This is the unofficial midpoint of the year, the perfect time for a holiday. Parades meander through the streets, charcoal is lit, families and friends gather to laugh, tell stories and decompress in the fun of each other’s company. We gear up for the next steps on the path to our goals, or we take a breath before we pursue a new direction.
by Jason D. Gourlas, PA-C
Gastrointestinal (GI) tract disorders are the No. 2 reason that people visit their medical providers, second only to upper respiratory infections. I have seen estimates suggesting that more than 100 million people in the U.S. have some type of digestive disorder.
It is peak season for iced tea, but this warm-weather favorite may not be the ideal choice to counter dehydration. Iced tea made from black tea contains high concentrations of oxalate, one of the key chemicals that lead to the formation of kidney stones, a common disorder of the urinary tract that affects about 10 percent of the U.S. population.
There’s still time to reserve your space at the four-day qigong-based wellness conference in Houston this month, hosted by nationally known qigong practitioner and teacher Jeff Primack.
Participants can attend one to four days starting July 20 at the Houston Convention Center. The event takes place July 20-23 and costs $129 for the entire event.
by Dr. Mackenzie Romero, DC
The World Health Organization recommends that infants receive their nourishment exclusively from breast milk for the first six months of life. After six months, breast milk should remain a staple of their nutrition as other foods are incorporated into the diet for up to two years of age or beyond. That sounds simple and straightforward, but breastfeeding can be a challenge, as all new moms know.