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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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The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui #Ad

by Mikao Usui and Frank Arjava Petter

This includes descriptions of the original hand positions and is illustrated with many photos to make it easier to learn the techniques. It is likely to be useful for many enthusiasts from students to teaching masters.

This week features books about reiki.

Nature Notes for river walks

Common kingfishers (Alcedo atthis) can be found by still or slow flowing water such as streams, rivers, canals and lakes, especially with densely vegetated banks.

They have excellent eyesight with monocular vision (eyes operate separately) in the air, yet binocular vision (eyes operate together) in water.

What are Bach Flower Remedies ?

Introductory notes with links to more information ...

If it's your birthday today ...

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

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include carnelian, emerald and moonstone.

Cancerians are said to be strong-willed and articulate, yet also emotionally sensitive. They sometimes 'wear their hearts on their sleeves', revealing more personal emotion than others might consider wise.

Angel Thought for 29th June:

The Archangel Gabriel is associated with Dancing, among other interests. Dance for joy at every opportunity - in mind, if not also in body.

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:

Making time to review new material regularly and in a relaxed frame of mind is an effective strategy.

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Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

Vitamin B1, also known as thiamin or thiamin, is considered important for brain development and function including a healthy nervous system, balanced emotions and general alertness. It also plays key roles in several metabolic processes, contributing to the conversion of food into energy in a form that the body can use.

The many sources of dietary vitamin B2 include peas, beans, nuts, whole grains, brown rice, cereals, asparagus, potatoes, cauliflower and kale.

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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

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

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

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

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