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Are e-Cigarettes better for you and for the environment?

When it comes to quitting smoking, even the most ardent smokers will admit it’s a good idea. The nicotine patch helps some. Breaking routines helps others. Increasingly, these days, many are starting to look to e-cigarettes, or “vaping”, to break their addiction to cigarettes. Proponents argue that this allows smokers to enjoy their nicotinic urges […]

May 29th

Weight Loss: Ayurveda and Yogasana for Health and Vitality

In the new year we discussed practicing mindfulness and green manifestos for living healthy and green lives. Half a year has gone by and many have given up resolutions and fallen back into old habits. Instead of giving up entirely, it’s helpful to continue learning new ways to incorporate lifestyle changes that mesh well into your life. Even when weight loss is the primary focus, balancing the whole body helps increase success with healthy eating, exercise and overall well being. Ayurveda and Yogasana are two methods for balancing the whole body including weight maintenance.

Do You Suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome?

The more technology advances, the more time we spend gazing 20 inches or so from a computer screen. But we were not made to live a sedentary life, even less so, to limit our eye-sight to objects in close distance for indefinitely long periods of time. On average, we spend more than 6 hours a day in front of a computer screen which can lead to a condition called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Here are symptoms to look for and information for lessening the effects of CVS.

April 20th

Evernote: A Marvelous Earth-friendly Family Command Center

For us, the family command center was a book of all the things we may need, from addresses to home inventory lists. Through the years I also used it to hold all the magazine clippings and pictures I’d snap of things I wanted. The book quickly exploded beyond the three-ring binder especially after adding recipes. But once Evernote entered my world, organization and family commanding became so much more fun and eco-friendly. Here’s a look at how Evernote can become your family’s new family command center.

March 29th

FDA Ordered to Take Action on Antibiotic Overuse on LIvestock

On Thursday, Judge Theodore H. Katz of New York’s Southern District ruled that the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) would finally end 35-year of turning a blind eye regarding the efficacy and safety of antibiotic use in livestock. The lawsuit filed in 2011 by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the Natural Resources Defense Council(NRDC), Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), Public Citizen, and Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) resulted from growing concerns regarding the long term health affects following exposure to these antibiotics through consumption of livestock, namely the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacterias known as superbugs.

March 23rd

Warning: Christmas Habits That Cause Heart Attack

Christmas is just 5 days away and I guess most of you are very excited already. But did you know that December and January are the months posing the highest risk for heart disease, and many of the delights of the season are in fact great dangers for people with coronary artery disease (CAD).

You may think that this information does not concern you, but think again if you are over 45 years, have sugar diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or have had heart attacks in the family. Many people with coronary artery disease are not aware of their condition. It is important to know that heart attack strikes even without previous symptoms.

December 19th