Houston Native Plants: Live Healthy by Transforming Your Lawn

Houston Native Plants: Live Healthy by Transforming Your Lawn

Healthy living means eating right, working out, and relieving stress. It also means taking responsibility for the natural environment on which we depend. If we nurture our ecosystems, rivers that supply us with drinking water become clean, wetlands regain their ability to shield us from hurricanes like Katrina, forests expand into carbon sinks that slow global warming, […]

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Millet Milk: A Home-Made Alternative to Processed Milks

An important staple in the plant-based diet is non-diary milk. Many such milks – made from almond, soy, coconut, flaxseed, rice, hemp, and more – are readily available from the supermarket. But while these products are convenient, they look a lot like the processed foods many plant-based eaters seek to avoid. Take Blue Diamond’s popular […]

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Dietary Supplements: How Can You Make Sure They Improve Your Health?

Dietary Supplements: How Can You Make Sure They Improve Your Health?

Many Americans take dietary supplements. If your skin does not get regular exposure to sunshine, doctors recommend you ingest vitamin D. If you follow a plant-based diet, you probably take vitamin B12. In addition you may have decided to take curcumin or omega 3 capsules for their anti-inflammatory effects or a probiotic to boost your gut’s microbiome. […]

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Craving Stew? Try this One, Featuring Buckwheat

It’s winter, the time for heartier fare. If you’re wondering what to eat, this lima buckwheat stew has you covered. Possibly as many as half the U.S. population are deficient in magnesium, a mineral essential to the health of your bones, nervous system, and cardiovascular system. Buckwheat, a gluten-free seed related to rhubarb, is a great natural […]

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Anton and the Giant Scale of Justice: A Tale for Adults

Anton and the Giant Scale of Justice: A Tale for Adults

Anton looked at his disheveled, bloody plumage: “What a mess,” he wistfully thought, “What a stinking, itching, feather-ripping mess.” His mate Joe, who couldn’t handle the narrowness of their confines, had just attacked him with his broken beak, drawing blood. Then he had collapsed, sobbing, wailing, apologizing. These attacks happened twice a week, sometimes more often. […]

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