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 | 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 | 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 | Handwashing | International

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The Stone Deck: 78 Crystals to Energize Your Life Cards (Cards) #Ad

by Andrew Smart

Each card has a clear photograph of a specific crystal on one side. On the other side is a description of common associations with or powers attributed to that type of stone. Examples include the ideas of serpentine being associated with a fresh start, ametrine with indecision, and so on.

This week features books and cards about crystals.

Nature Notes for winter

The American bison, commonly known as 'buffalo', and the European bison are the largest terrestrial animals in North America and Europe. Nomadic grazers, they live in herds. Bison like to wallow, that is to roll in shallow (wet or dry) depressions in the ground, covering themselves in mud or dust.

Learn about Cinnamon Oil

one of the essential oils used in aromatherapy

If it's your birthday today ...

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

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include sodalite, topaz and turquoise.

Sagittarians have been described as enthusiaastic, optimistic, extrovert and open to change and progress. Many travel far, perhaps in the context of employment or in search of new experiences.

Angel Thought for 4th December:

As a child when Christmas approaches concentrate all thought on what you DO want; banish all negativity.

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 possible, read your study notes aloud. Does that help ? Some people remember what they HEAR more readily than what they SEE/READ.

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.

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Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet

Compared with diets that include a substantial proportion of meat products, vegetarian (incl. vegan) diets tend to include a greater proportion of dietary fibre and a higher proportion of unsaturated, compared with saturated, fatty acids.

One way to consider the physical health benefits of vegetarian diets is in terms of the lower incidence of medical conditions such as high blood pressure, mature-onset diabetes, diverticulitis, tooth decay and some cancers.

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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

COVID-19 Mental health and social impact study - 23 Mar '20

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

Free to access online data about latest clinical research on novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV - 29 Jan '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

Excessive use of antibiotics to treat young children - 16 Dec '19

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

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