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Manly Foods

by Kathleen Barnes Today’s rates of male infertility and sexual dysfunction suggest that low testosterone is rapidly becoming a national problem. ]Johns Hopkins School of Medicine epidemiologists estimate that 18.4 percent of all American men over the age of 20, totaling 18 million, have reported experiencing erectile dysfunction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]


Honey Bees Are Buzzing With Activity This Time of Year

Honeybees are crucial to our ecosystem. Their communication methods and building skills have stumped even the most advanced scientists. Bees produce beeswax, honey, pollen, and propolis; all of which offer nutritional and healing benefits. As the weather heats up honey bees are becoming very active. Now is the season for crowded hives to “swarm”. Though […]


Louisiana Solar Tax Credit Changes Mean Higher Prices for Consumers

For the past eight years, Louisiana has boasted the best solar tax credit in the country, compelling many residents to add solar energy to their homes and businesses. In 2013, the legislature decided to put an end to the tax incentives in 2017. The state budget crisis has forced lawmakers to look for additional ways […]


Action Alert

Sneak Attack on Dietary Supplements According to Scott Tips, president and legal counsel for the National Health Federation (NHF), harmonized global standards are enabling overall reduced vitamin and mineral levels in pill and food form. In February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed changes to both the current Nutrition Facts panel on food […]


Give Freedom a Hand

Let Peace and Prosperity Ring Around the World Kirk Boyd 2048 is a plan to prevent wars, eliminate poverty and create the conditions for global sustainability by the time we celebrate the centennial of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, unanimously adopted in 1948 by all UN member countries. 2048 dispels myths, including […]


Super Cocktail Kills Breast Cancer Cells

“You cannot poison yourself into health. This is a law.” ~ Dr. Charles Majors, co-author, The Cancer Killers   Dr. Shailaja G.  Raj, a gynecologist and reproductive endocrinology and fertility expert with a clinical practice in the greater New Orleans area, knows that for many women their greatest fear is getting breast cancer. That’s why […]


Report Says Prepare for Climate Change

On May 6, a coalition of more than a dozen federal scientific agencies released the government’s “flagship” report on climate change impacts and responses. The U.S. Global Change Research Program’s third climate change assessment – completed every four years – contains a plethora of information on the subject focused on the science and how each […]

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Moveable Feet

How to Make Walking Part of Everyday Life by Lane Vail Hippocrates called walking “man’s best medicine,” and Americans agree: According to the U.S. Surgeon General, walking is America’s most popular form of fitness. It’s free, convenient and simple. The Foundation for Chronic Disease Prevention reveals that 10,000 daily steps help lower blood pressure, shed […]


Bike to Work

The Two-Wheel Commuting Wow Paul Dorn People might start commuting by bicycle to improve their fitness, save money or support sustainability, but they continue because it’s fun. Ask a motorist about their commute and they’ll frown, at best. Ask a bicyclist about their commute and they’ll smile, and likely mention the endorphin rush, fresh air, […]

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Essential Culinary Herbs

The Must-Have Ingredients As any good cook knows, herbs are often the essential ingredients that coax the finest flavors out of any meal. In most cases, fresher is better, and even the smallest garden can provide a selection of pot-to-pan varieties. Here is a short list of must-haves. Basil, Sweet (Ocimum basilicum) Basil comes in […]

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A Good Midlife Diet Prolongs Health in Later Years

Plant-Based Foods Earlier on Help in the Future A Harvard Medical School study found that how well women age in their 70s is linked to the way they ate earlier in life. Researchers started with 10,670 healthy women in their late 50s and followed them for 15 years. Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, […]

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Tapping Acupressure Points Heals Trauma in Vets

Emotional Freedom Techniques Combat PTSD Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) may be an effective treatment for veterans that have been diagnosed with clinical post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. EFT involves tapping on acupressure points while focusing on traumatic memories or painful emotions in order […]

Mindfulness and Addiction

Mindfulness Meditation Reduces the Urge to Light Up

Natural Way to Fight Addiction Mindfulness meditation training may help people overcome addiction by activating the brain centers involved in self-control and addictive tendencies, suggests research from the psychology departments of Texas Tech University and the University of Oregon. Scientists led by Yi-Yuan Tang, Ph.D., studied 61 volunteers, including 27 smokers, randomly divided into groups […]


Green-up Your Picnics

Make Simple Switches to Have an Environmentally-friendly Excursion  by Crissy Trask Hooray, summer’s here! It’s the time of year to gather family and friends, pack a picnic basket and head for the beach, the park or that secret spot only you know about. As you plan your next picnic, in addition to including healthy local […]

Boys to Men

Journey to Maturity

Setbacks Make Boys Into Men  by Nick Clements We all know hard-charging young men that have their foot planted firmly on the accelerator. They claim that easing off would damage their career and be an admission of failure. They are wrong. Those enjoying early successes can grow up overstressed by trying to stay on the […]

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Unleashing Unlimited Potential with Panache Desai

by April Thompson Born into an East Indian family in London, England, Panache Desai grew up steeped in spiritual practices like meditation. Though recognized by spiritual teachers as possessing a special gift, Desai rejected his spiritual foundation as a teenager, trading it for the excitement of London’s rave music scene of the 1990s before moving […]

Home Middle #2 Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Home Middle #2. It is using the Genesis - Featured Page widget to display what you see on the Metric child theme demo site. To get started, log into your WordPress dashboard, and then go to the Appearance > Widgets screen. There you can drag the Genesis - Featured Page widget into the Home Middle #2 widget area on the right hand side. To get the image to display, simply upload an image through the media uploader on the edit post screen and publish your page. The Featured Page widget will know to display the post image as long as you select that option in the widget interface.