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

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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

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Featured product of the day:

Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide for Artists #Ad

by Roberto Osti

The ability to draw human anatomy realistically is useful in many fields, not just in fine art. Being able to draw and label e.g. muscles and bones accurately is a great help when learning and teaching anatomy.

This week features human anatomy books.

Nature Notes for winter

When the earth is covered with a thick blanket of snow even streams and ditches can be hidden from view. Trees appear as dramatic yet apparently empty silhouettes.

So much is resting, hibernating, preparing (in its own way) to re-emerge at the right time, not long from now.

Healing Properties of Honey

lead to research into its antimicrobial properties

If it's your birthday today ...

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

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include fluorite, malachite and gold tiger's eye.

When capricorns set out to achieve things they are determined to succeed. They often have a good sense of humour but do not appreciate being ridiculed or teased on a personal level.

Angel Thought for 20th January:

Angels help us to remember our spiritual nature and feature in many of the world's major religions.

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:

How much of this topic can you describe and explain using diagrams or flow charts ?

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Notes about Minerals (in the diet)

Many people know that minerals, such as calcium and iron, are an essential part of a balanced diet.

In the context of diet and nutrition, minerals can be defined as chemical elements (as opposed to organic compounds, as in the case of vitamins) necessary for the health and maintenance of bodily functions. They can be classified as either macro minerals or micro minerals depending on the quantity of that element required per day for the good health of a typical human adult.

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More from the News Section:

Hand sanitiser plant to be built in 10 days to make 1 million bottles / month - 25 Mar '20

U.S. Regulator (FDA) helps enable veterinary care during COVID-19 pandemic - 25 Mar '20

COVID-19 Mental health and social impact study - 23 Mar '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

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

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