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

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by Arnold G. Nelson and Jouko Kokkonen

A beautiful insightful textbook that illustrates and explains each of the 86 stretches described. Useful to improve understanding of physical training exercises, both as an athlete and as a therapist or student of bodywork therapies.

This week features human anatomy books.

Nature Notes for insect enthusiasts

The European peacock butterfly (Aglais io) is a fairly common butterfly in woods, fields, meadows, parks, and gardens. They hibernate over winter then lay eggs in early spring, up to 400 at a time. The shiny black caterpillars hatch after about a week and feed on nettles among other plants. The adult butterflies take nectar from various flowering plants, including buddleia, willows, dandelions, wild marjoram, and clover as well as rotten fruit.

What is herbalism ?

Introductory notes with links to more information ...

If it's your birthday today ...

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

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include carnelian, red jasper and rose quartz.

Although taureans have a reputation for being stubborn, they can also be dependable and trust-worthy. Many enjoy participating in outdoor sports that require strength and endurance.

Angel Thought for 21st April:

Seek joy and bask in the Angel blessings all around.

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:

You are more likely to succeed when you THINK you CAN.

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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Metabolism Boosting Foods

Many foods often described as metabolism-boosting are low in fat but high in dietary fibre. One idea is that the more effort (energy) is needed to digest, or attempt to digest, food the more likely it is 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 beetroot, fennel, brussel sprouts, oats and tomatoes.

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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

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

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

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