Glories of Growing Up Grateful


Gratitude gifts teens with better mental health, according to researchers at California State University. Thankful teens are more apt to be happy and less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol or have behavior problems at school than their less grateful peers.

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INFLAMMATION AND YOU: Chronic Inflammation Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health


by Dr. Michael S. Boss, DC

I often lecture on the topic of systemic inflammation. Most Americans think of inflammation as something that happens to joints or muscles, which is true. What most people don’t understand is that inflammation occurs throughout the body and creates issues at the cellular level that can be absolutely devastating on your health. 

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Chug-A-Lug: Pricey Bottled Water May Come from a Tap


Peter Gleick, the author of Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water, found that most companies are cagey about revealing the source of their water.

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Leo Moon: Combining the Extroverted Leo With the Gentle Moon


by Kramer Wetzel

It’s hard to overlook the majesty of the Leo Moon. The problem with the natal Leo Moon is that the Moon itself doesn’t always enjoy being parked in Leo. Leo is a Fixed Fire Sign, ruled by the Sun itself, so it lends a certain flair to the Moon’s capacity as an emotional vessel. It can also be potentially harmful, as they are two flavors that don’t get along.

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Finding Wellness in Fermented Foods


by Jennifer Taylor

Creating a successful and growing fermented foods business wasn’t the original goal for Greg and Stephanie Ross, owners of Roots of Wholeness. Instead, they just needed relief from a number of family health issues including asthma, eczema, IBS, hives and symptoms associated with autism.

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Q&A – Chiropractic Care and Kids


As another school year approaches, children’s health is on the minds of most parents. A physical exam is usually required, but what about a chiropractic check? We asked Drs. Mackenzie and Oscar Romero, both practicing chiropractors, whether that’s something to consider.

Q: Would my child benefit from a chiropractic check?

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A Tribute to the American Elderberry


The International Society for Horticultural Science named the elderberry its 2013 Herb of the Year for good reason. In June, scientists gathered in Columbia, Missouri, to share research on the potential of elderberries and elder flowers for preventing and treating illnesses at the first International Elderberry Symposium.

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Nature’s Antibiotics: Recover Health with Less Risk


by Kathleen Barnes

We live in a world of microbes: bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens that can make us sick. Most of the time, our immune systems are able to fight off microbial attacks, yet we’ve all experienced unsettling infections.

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Tarot Now: The Three of Wands


by Kathleen Smith

August is a great time to prepare for the coming season. Whether you’re a parent getting your child ready for the new school year, or an event planner setting up the calendar for corporate parties, weddings, or holidays, you’re busy and may be feeling a bit overwhelmed.

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Solar Powered: Capturing Energy from Asphalt Roads


Asphalt roads throughout the country are well known for soaking up the sun’s rays. Now, new piping technology from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Massachusetts, is offering a way to trap heat and use it elsewhere, potentially transforming blacktopped streets into giant solar energy collectors.

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