Ancient Grains for Modern Palates: Gluten-Free and Eco-Friendly Grains Gain Favor

 JUDITH FERTIG Ancient grains are making a comeback. Grown since Neolithic times about 10,000 years ago, varieties of barley, corn, millet and rice have helped assuage the hunger of many communities. Today, yellow millet, dark red whole-grain sorghum, brown quinoa and exotic black rice can help alleviate food shortages. According to Harry Balzer, an expert […]

Natural Facial Essentials

LINDA SECHRIST Few Skincare Product Labels Tell the Whole Story At age 25, Paula Begoun, author of The Original Beauty Bible and other bestselling books on skincare, makeup and hair care, read her first label on a skincare product she was using. Although she’d tried many different products to control her acne and eczema since […]

Grateful for Everything

MARY LYNN ZIEMER Create an Attitude of Gratitude All Day Long The secret to happiness and finding the enduring joy we all seek is Thanksgiving—the simple act of continually giving thanks. To realize wonderful positive outcomes, up to and including seeming miracles, do one thing: Show gratitude all day long. Seeing everything in a new […]

Surf to Turf: U.S. Farmed Seafood That’s Safe and Sustainable

JUDITH FERTIG Wild-caught fish from pure waters is the gold standard of seafood, but sustainable populations from healthy waters are shrinking. That’s one reason why fish farms are appearing in unusual places—barramundi flourish on a Nebraska cattle ranch, shrimp in chilly Massachusetts and inland tilapia in Southern California. With the demand for seafood outpacing what […]

Ageless Being: Staying Vibrant in Mind, Body and Spirit

KATHLEEN BARNES In a nutshell, that’s the philosophy of visionary women’s health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup, of Yarmouth, Maine, as explored in her latest book, Goddesses Never Age.“We’re long overdue for a paradigm shift about how we feel about growing older,” says Northrup. “You can change your future by adopting a new, ageless attitude that […]

Alexandra Paul on Vegan Activism: Her Kind Lifestyle Honors All Living Things

GERRY STRAUSS It may seem odd that one of the most intensely dedicated public activists is also known for starring in one of TV’s most superficial shows of the 1990s, but Alexandra Paul overturns stereotypes. Behind that signature Baywatch one-piece that kept David Hasselhoff on his toes beats the heart of a true soldier for […]

Greening America’s Games: Major Leagues Sport More Sustainable Stadiums

AVERY MACK Traditional sports stadiums and arenas generate a huge carbon footprint. Multiple sources concur that during a single football game, a 78,000-seat stadium can consume 65,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, and discarded cardboard, plastic and paper; in-stadium food and beverage containers; and tailgating debris that includes cans and bottles leave behind a mountain of […]

Yoga Enters the Medical Mainstream: Research Proves its Health Benefits

by Meredith Montgomery After practicing internal medicine for 10 years in Boston, Dr. Timothy McCall became a full-time writer, exploring the health benefits of yoga. As the medical editor of Yoga Journal and the author of Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing, he says, “In the late 90s, the conveyor belt […]

Author, Intuitive, Healer: Cyndi Dale shares her journey, provides insight

by Lisa Moore Naturally intuitive as a child, Cyndi Dale has honed her skills in energy medicine through studies in shamanism and other healing modalities around the world, from Peru to Iceland. Recognized worldwide for her accomplishments as an author, intuitive healer, speaker and authority on the chakras, she inspires people to make positive changes […]

Natural Women’s Healthcare: Interview with Dr. Jennifer Dillon

by Lisa Moore After suffering from debilitating headaches several years ago, Jennifer Dillon found relief through chiropractic care. This inspired her to help others with health issues and she decided to become a chiropractor. She began eight years of study in biology and biochemistry which provided her with the structural and chemical base necessary for […]