Alamo Run Fest Names 2017 Beneficiaries; Event Takes Place April 2

The Alamo Run Fest, sponsored by H-E-B, which takes place on Sunday, April 2, has helped raise close to $60,000 for its various non-profit beneficiaries since it began, with almost $35,000 of that coming from the 2016 event. This year, the 2017 Run Fest beneficiaries will be Returning Heroes Home, Texas Regional Paralympic Sport and San Antonio Clubhouse.

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Thumbs-Up on Fats: Good Fat Doesn’t Make Us Fat

by Judith Fertig

In an era of too much information, the role of fats in our diet has been a victim of not enough information. Today’s turnaround in nutritional thinking acknowledges natural fats as being vital to heart health and weight loss.

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Raw Hide: A Veggie Leather Alternative

Researchers from Iowa State University have .developed a new form of synthetic leather using cellulose fibers taken from kombucha tea, along with vinegar and sugar, made in shallow plastic tanks. When a colony of bacteria and yeast is added, the material grows on the top of the liquid’s surface, where it can be harvested and dried.

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Better Bones, Better Faces with Vitamin K2

by Beverly Meyer

Name a vitamin to take for growing healthy teeth and bones. Quick hint: It’s not calcium. Stumped? It’s vitamin K2, and it’s an important supplement— especially for children. Vitamin K2 is different from vitamin K1, the clotting vitamin. In a nutshell, K2’s role is to deliver calcium where it needs to go; think of it as calcium’s Uber driver (memory trigger: “K Karries Kalcium”).

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Wheezing Toddlers Prone to Food Allergies

Researchers in Singapore studied the relationship between eczema and wheezing in babies and food allergies in toddlers. They collected data from 849 children who had completed skin prick testing for inhalant and food allergies, including eggs, peanuts and cow’s milk at 18 months and 36 months of age.

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ALAMO EXPO: University Health System Sponsors Bigger, Better Alamo Run Fest Expo, April 1, 2

The 2017 Alamo Run Fest is shaping up to set a new standard for a major running event in San Antonio. The latest upgrade comes courtesy of University Health System, which is the new presenting sponsor for Alamo Expo, an enhanced two-day health and wellness expo at the Alamodome on April 1, 2.

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Learn About Rainwater Harvesting and Create a Rain Barrel at Botanical Garden on March 25

For Hill Country residents, water is a precious commodity. From reducing water bills to water-wise thinking and practices, it’s always a good idea to learn how to help the environment while also benefiting yourself.

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Dr. Joseph Mercola on SIMPLE STEPS TO WELL-BEING

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Joseph Mercola has practiced as a board-certified family physician for more than 30 years. His educational website, Mercola.com, has been the most visited natural health site for the past 12 years, with 12 million unique visitors each month.

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Bag Ban California Outlaws Single-Use Plastic Bags

California’s ongoing ban on single-use plastic carryout bags, approved by 52 percent of voters, is setting a notable precedent for other states.

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Eye Health Nutrients Also Aid the Brain

Lutein and zeaxanthin are known key carotenoids for eye health, filtering out harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and helping to protect and maintain cells comprising the eye. The human body does not make enough of either nutrient, so we must get them from supplements or food sources such as kale, spinach, collard greens, turnip greens, corn, green peas, broccoli, romaine lettuce, green beans and eggs.

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