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

Featured product of the day:

Art of Indian Head Massage #Ad

by Mary Atkinson

This introduction is clearly and beautifully laid out to inspire and empower anyone interested in gentle massage techniques to learn about and experience the benefits for him or herself.

This week features Indian head massage books.

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.

Learn about Geranium Oil

one of the essential oils used in aromatherapy

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 17th June:

Select the most beautiful flowers to contemplate while offering thanks to your Angels. (Another way to lift the spirit.)

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 find your teacher or lecturer dull, look online for video presentations about the same topics.

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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What is Metabolism ?

The word metabolism refers to the chemical changes due to all the chemical reactions that occur in the body.

They include the break-down of food during digestion to form chemicals that store energy within chemical bonds then release it to help to fuel other processes. Reactions that occur in different parts of the body, e.g. nerves, muscle tissues, vary. Overall the metabolism of the body can be described in terms of two main categories of chemical reactions, anabolism and catabolism.

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More from the News Section:

Handwashing campaign targets a billion people worldwide - 28 Mar '20

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

Kale is in season in February - 7 Feb '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

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

Canadian initiatives against Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - 26 Jul '19

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