Tasty Ways to Boost Heart Health by Avery Mack As a special meal for Valentine’s Day or any other, many plant-based dishes are so tasty that no one will miss the meat. Low in fat
The Right Choices Keep It Strong by Lisa Marshall Sometime between the salad and the main course at her grandson’s bar mitzvah, Joyce Lenard, then 69, felt a crushing pressure deep within her chest. A tireless go-getter who had worked in Hillary Clinton’s district office when she was a U.S. senator, raised two daughters and recently donated a kidney to one of them, Lenard had spent months painstakingly planning the 100-guest gala, so when the pain came,
Benefits of Eating Almonds and Walnuts Munching on almonds and walnuts significantly increases blood vessel dilation and reduces artery plaque, say West Virginia University scientists. In a two-day study, 27 overweight volunteers ate 77 grams of almonds (about 2.5 handfuls) along with their lunch one day; on another day, they ate 60 grams of walnuts (about two handfuls) with lunch. Measurements taken four hours after each meal found that both diets significantly increased blood vessel dilation and lowered markers of artery plaque. Both types of nuts also reduced heart rate and systolic blood pressure among the volunteers.
Lowers Blood Pressure and Body Weight In a double-blind study of 40 Type-2 diabetes patients, Iranian researchers gave half of them 200 milligrams of an extract of walnut leaf (Juglans regia) for eight weeks and the other half a placebo. Although the walnut leaf extract had no significant effect on their blood glucose levels or insulin resistance, it significantly lowered systolic blood pressure and body weight in the patients.
Relieves Osteoarthritis Symptoms Bitter melon (Momordica charantia), a spiky, cucumber-shaped fruit, has traditionally been used in Asian countries to lower blood sugar.
The Organic Growers School (OGS) will hold its 26th Annual Growers School Spring Conference Friday through Sunday, March 8 through 10 at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina. The conference offers practical, regionally-appropriate workshops on organic growing, permaculture, homesteading, urban farming, and rural living.
Circulation Nation will be an exhibitor at the Southern Home & Garden Show at the Greenville Convention Center (formerly TD Center) on Exposition Dr., in Greenville. The show dates are Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3.
The second annual Whole Health Nation (WHN) festival will be held on Saturday, January 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Zen Greenville, who is sponsoring the event. Whole Health Nation is an interactive dialogue where participants will learn and experience the principles of holistic living as well as current science.
Embrace the Psychology of Eating by Marlaina Donato Anyone that has struggled to lose weight, eat right or deal with an eating disorder is familiar with the emotional battle that can evolve from the simple act of seeking sustenance.
How to Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation at Home by Emily Courtney Americans are attached to their gadgets, and the tech industry is all too happy to deliver the latest innovations to consumers that clamor for convenience, connection and unlimited mobility. Meanwhile, telecom companies are busy installing fifth-generation (5G) infrastructure designed to take the nation’s communications revolution to a new level.