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 Rosalind Oxenford

Here's a concise, read 'short', introduction to reflexology. For a small book there is plenty of nicely illustrated information. It is clearly presented, compact and inexpensive. This book includes simple, clearly described, techniques that anyone can learn quickly and easily.

This week features books about reflexology.

Nature Notes for birdwatching (North America)

Bluebirds are medium-sized, mainly insectivorous birds from the thrush family, one of the few thrush genera in the Americas. The 3 species are the Eastern bluebird, Western blue bird and Mountain bluebird. Depending on location and circumstances, they can rear two to four broods during the spring and summer.

Read about Water Violet

one of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies

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 May:

Archangel Chamuel is associated with World Peace (among other interests). Rest easy, for it is fear that attracts that which you fear.

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:

It is often necessary to see or read things several times in order to permanently remember them.

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 a Balanced Diet ?

A standard definition of a balanced diet is:

A balanced diet is food intake that includes all of the dietary needs of the organism in the correct proportions.

Explaining what that means is more involved. Different animals have different nutritional needs. Even different people have different needs and requirements depending on their age, health, lifestyle and other considerations such as intolerances, allergies and other medical conditions.

... more about this

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More from the News Section:

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

AMA (USA) offers 6 tips for better heart health - 1 Feb '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

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

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

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

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