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Insects That Help Heal the Aged

Insects that Help Heal the Aged

When you think of insects, what comes to your mind? Mosquitoes, zika virus, caterpillars that eat your garden, spider bites, cockroaches, lack of hygiene? If that’s the case, give those little critters a second chance. Pollinating insects are necessary for our physical survival – without bees there would be no apples or oranges. Nor would […]

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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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Proteinaholic: Garth Davis Says Meat, not Sugar, is the Cause of Diabetes

Proteinaholic Says Meat, Not Sugar, Causes Diabetes

It takes courage to admit one has been wrong. Courage is what made Garth Davis write Proteinaholic, a book that calls out animal protein and animal fat for causing some of the most expensive preventable diseases in this country. By his own account Dr. Davis, a successful bariatric surgeon at University General Hospital in Houston, […]

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I'm learning to grow vegetables

I’m learning to grow vegetables

If you asked my former classmates Julie and Erin if I have a green thumb, they would laugh: The few times they left me in charge of their beloved potted plants, they either got them back dehydrated or overwatered. Over the years I myself became convinced that greenery just didn’t get along with me. You may […]

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