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August Issue

Children’s Health
& Natural Pet Care

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Letter from The Publisher

This month’s feature, 21st Century Parenting: Preparing Kids for the Future, immediately made me think back to my childhood and the many hours spent with friends in one of our yards, in a close-by field, or playing in the river.
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Archive »Local Features

The Dental Benefits of Breastfeeding

Virtually every conversation about breastfeeding involves a discussion of its nutritional and emotional benefits.

Getting to the Root of Plant Medicine

The roots of the plant are the life strings that keep the plant thriving. Roots are responsible for getting water and nutrients to every other area of the plant.

Plant Options as Alternative Medicine

The practice and use of herbal medicine have grown in popularity worldwide and are typically used as an alternative medicine. Herbal medicine has earned the right to become standard practice treatment, rather than just an alternative.

Back-to-School Herbal Support

Remember the thrill and the fear we felt as we prepared to go back to school?

Relax and Heal in a Soothing Salt Chamber

The biggest opportunity in starting the Salt Chalet was to improve my own health because I have terrible asthma, allergies and sinus issues.

Qi - The Force Behind Blood Flow and Higher Intelligence

Interview with Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack (Part 1 of 2)
Interview with Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack (Part 1 of 2)
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Feeding Healthy Habits

A 10-Step Guide for Helping Children Thrive
Today’s barrage of junk food ads can easily influence kids for the worse, but 10 strategies, including visiting farmers’ markets, teaching cooking skills and implementing device-free family meals, can help them choose to eat better.

Beyond Sustainability

Regenerative Agriculture Takes Aim at Climate Change
Farmers are increasingly exploring inexpensive organic methods to return microbial diversity to the soil, which could help mitigate a warming planet by allowing soil to absorb more carbon.

Aysha Akhtar on Our Symphony With Animals

Through her personal story as a survivor of childhood abuse and the stories of others, the neurologist demonstrates the scientific bond between animals and humans—and how they can heal each other.

21st Century Parenting

Preparing Kids for the Future
Today’s kids live fast-paced, technology-driven lives, which is why it’s critical for parents to strike a balance between accepting modern advances and teaching kids timeless virtues.
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News Briefs

Reiki 1 Workshop for Parents and Children

Total Rejuvenation, in Scottsdale, is offering Reiki 1 on Saturday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Workshop on Meditation, Insight Collage and Yoga

On Saturday, August 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Restoring Balance Mind & Body, in Mesa, will host a Meditation, Insight Collage and Yoga workshop.

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Kudos

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See More »Global Briefs

Hot Topic

Farmers Responding to Climate Change

Coral Care

Reefs to Get Their Day in Court

Moon Rocks

Tectonic Activity Shakes Geologists

Fluorescent Findings

Artificial Light Tied to Inflammation

Bagging It

New York State Bans Plastic Bags

Floating Solar

Catching Some Rays on the Water

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See More »Health Briefs

Take It Easy on the Eggs

High Intake Increases Mortality

Savor Cherries to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Reduces Health Threats

Eat Plants to Live Longer

Diets High in Vegetables Increase Longevity

Use Probiotics to Shed Pounds

Reduces Body Weight and Fat Mass

Quit Smoking to Avoid Rheumatoid Arthritis

Another Reason to Stop

Walk or Run to Keep Blood Vessels and Brains Young

Benefits of Cardio Activity