Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Why We Need Earth Day

Why We Need Earth Day

by Dr. Michael Court D.C., N.M.D.
Every day should be Earth Day. Now is the time to become intentional about taking care of Earth by recycling, eliminating waste, and reducing chemicals. In the same manner, we must be deliberate about what goes inside our bodies. Despite the many toxins in our soil and our water and [...]

Earth Within

Earth Within

by Kenton Whitman

What if the best thing you could do for Earth had nothing to do with recycling your aluminum cans or reusing plastic bags? In our personal lives and as a culture, we’ve made enormous strides in cleaning up, reducing our consumption, and recycling our plastic, glass, and metal. Yet many of us feel [...]

The Better Option: Cloth

The Better Option: Cloth

by Morgan Fedderly

We have all heard the nursery rhyme that claims that little boys are made of frogs, snails, and puppy dog tails. This of course, then leads into the claim that all girls are made of sugar, spice, and everything nice. Stop right there.
I have a baby girl, and I can attest to that last [...]

What You Need to Know About Ocean Garbage

What You Need to Know About Ocean Garbage

by Amber Erickson Gabbey
Ocean garbage, also known as ocean debris, is not just referring to the “great garbage patch” floating in the Pacific Ocean that has received so much press lately. We’re talking about every waterway on the planet, including rivers, lakes, and yes, oceans.
Ocean debris is “truly a global problem,” says Nick Mallos, conservation [...]

It’s Functional Neurology!

It’s Functional Neurology!

by Dr. Margaret L. Meier (Radle) DVM, CVSMT

Veterinrary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT)? Is that like chiropractic for Animals? Will it hurt my animal? Do you use hammers, mallets, or other scary devices? How come I didn’t know this was available? These are questions I face every day in my veterinary practice. As readers of Second [...]

What Everybody Ought to Know About Detoxification for Health

What Everybody Ought to Know About Detoxification for Health

by Heidi Toy

Toxins are everywhere; they are a fact of our modern life. They can come from external sources like environmental toxins or pesticides and internal sources like cellular waste. Most drugs (including prescription), food additives, alcohol, and allergens can create a toxic element in the body. Scientists estimate that the average person hosts close [...]

Celebrating Your New Marriage – Creating Memories with a Green Honeymoon

Celebrating Your New Marriage – Creating Memories with a Green Honeymoon

by Heather Rothbauer Wanish

Planning a wedding can be complex, challenging, and overwhelming. Then, for many couples, a honeymoon is the next big experience that needs to be planned. If you and your new soon-to-be spouse are focused on creating less of a carbon footprint and choosing ways to help the earth, you may want to [...]

Newest Bridal Trend: Green Weddings

Newest Bridal Trend: Green Weddings

by Lauren Offner

Due to the fact that global climate change is now a scientific and political issue, citizens are taking matters into their own hands and living more sustainably responsible lives. People are beginning to create their own compost in their backyards, driving smaller vehicles, and buying local, organic food. There are many different ways [...]

Get the Skinny on Cholesterol

Get the Skinny on Cholesterol

Every cell in the human body has the ability to make cholesterol. In fact, without this organic compound our cells would die. So, why is there so much confusion about cholesterol? Listed below are some common cholesterol myths with the facts of the matter unveiled truthfully.

Cholesterol Myths
(from The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov)
Cholesterol is a [...]

How Do I Live with Fibromyalgia?

How Do I Live with Fibromyalgia?

by Sue Peck RN, PhD, GNP-BC, CHTP/I
Having fibromyalgia can be a tough life to lead. No, it’s not all in your head! It’s not uncommon that the person with fibromyalgia symptoms has seen multiple health care providers and been told there really isn’t anything wrong with them. As a matter of fact, in the traditional [...]