These lifestyle magazine pages include notes and articles about healthy living and the natural world.

Latest News

Saffron adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

The American Botanical Council has announced the adoption of saffron (Crocus sativus) through its Adopt-an-Herb program. These are notes about saffron and its traditional medicinal uses that the new sponsor is helping ABC continue to make available online in its HerbMedPro dat...

07 Apr '20 | Herbal Medicine | USA

How to get along when staying at home

Advice to stay at home has caused millions of people to change their daily routines in recent weeks. There are many articles about how to deal with boredom, frustration, worry and the social requirements of getting along with others in a confined area. Here are some brief sugg...

31 Mar '20 | Mental Health | At Home

Handwashing campaign targets a billion people worldwide

Unilever and the UK government are funding an information campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of washing hands with soap regularly and disinfecting surfaces. This will include TV, radio, print, social and digital media and include countries across Africa and Asia.

28 Mar '20 | Handwashing | International

There's more news further down this page. See also news topics (incl. by month), and news by location e.g. country.

Featured product of the day:

Integrative Reflexology: Theory and Practice #Ad

by Claire Marie Miller

Interested in integrating foot and hand reflexology into massage and bodywork? Learn about structural alignment theory, zone theory, meridian theory and psychoneuroimmunology theory.

This week features books about reflexology.

Nature Notes for spring

Tree blossoms are among the most uplifting joys of spring. Apple blossom such as this is to be found in gardens and hedgerows, not just in commercial orchards.

Apple blossom is produced in spring at the same time as the budding of the leaves. The flowers are white with a pink tinge and five petals .

Read about Water Violet

one of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies

If it's your birthday today ...

... you were probably* born under the sign of Gemini, often referred to and depicted as the pair of twins, or represented symbolically.

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include blue celestine, citrine and watermelon tourmaline.

Geminis can be insightful in their understandings of others' thoughts and perspectives and are often said to be talkative, quick witted, enthusiastic and curious about everything.

Angel Thought for 27th May:

Angels are everywhere - even on the internet ! Ask for their guidance and protection online, as in every area of life.

An 'Angel Thought' appears here every day.

See also the pages about Angels and Archangels.
There are many names of archangels, some being due to spelling variations.


Today's Study Tip:

If you can explain something in at least three different ways e.g. words, diagrams, demonstration, then you probably understand it.

What else is here?

These pages include articles about healthy living and various approaches to health and well-being. There are also study areas and general interest sections. The content featured here changes frequently.

... read more

Metabolism Boosting Foods

Many food items that are referred to as metabolism-boosting are low in fat and high in dietary fibre. One simple idea is that the more effort (energy) is required to digest, or attempt to digest, foods the more likely they are to increase the body's metabolism. Apart from the benefits of dietary fibre, some foods are thought to boost metabolism because they contain certain chemicals.

Examples of foods thought to boost metabolic rate include capsicums, celery, radishes, green tea and ginger.

... more about this

Selected Study Pages:

More from the News Section:

Kale is in season in February - 7 Feb '20

AMA (USA) offers 6 tips for better heart health - 1 Feb '20

Food Aid for Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh - 1 Feb '20

Improving the relationship between use of social media and body image - 9 Jan '20

Aromatherapy assoc. NAHA supports lavender via ABC's adopt-an-herb - 22 Dec '19

Packaged food healthiest in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada - 22 Aug '19

Portland area nonprofit groups form social health network - 16 Aug '19

Reducing saturated fat in diet lowers blood cholesterol and risk of CVD - 1 Aug '19

See also news about ... Child Welfare ... Education ... Nursing ... Nutrition ... Technology ... Cancer ... Diabetes ... Heart Disease ... HIV and AIDS ... Mental Health ... Pregnancy and other subjects.

Although care has been taken when compiling this page, the information contained might not be completely up to date. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This material is copyright. See terms of use.

IvyRose Holistic 2003-2022.