Must Reads

January 2018 Issue

Top Winter Reads For an Inspired New Year

2018   A Year of Inspired Living Author: Kelly Martinsen  A Year of Inspired Living will help you discover the life you want to lead, the person you want to be, and the impact you want to have on the world. This delightful book is a compilation of essays, they range from the profound and poignant—love, faith, loss—to the heartwarming ... Read More »

Inspired Living

Five Ways to Make the New Year Sparkle BY KELLY MARTINSEN Inspiration may strike anywhere, at any time. The trick is nurturing the process to appear on demand when we need it most. Often, an inspiration is sparked when we perceive someone being selfless, courageous, physically extraordinary or deliciously creative. However, we don’t need to wait for outside stimulus when ... Read More »

Meatless Millennials

Young Vegetarians Worry Meat Industry The 2017 Chicken Marketing Summit in North Carolina involved hundreds of leaders from fast-food chains, marketing agencies and poultry production companies discussing the fact that Americans are eating less poultry—and what to do about it. Richard Kottmeyer, a senior managing partner at Fork to Farm Advisory Services, explained that Millennials need to be “inspired and ... Read More »

Eco Pesticide

Safer Product Controls Citrus Pests The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Pest Regulation have approved CRS Plus, an aerosol pheromone biopesticide product that disrupts the mating cycle of Aonidiella aurantii, also known as California Red Scale (CRS). Pheromones do not kill or damage the target insects, and are species-specific, so pollinators and other beneficial insect species are ... Read More »

Lutein in Greens and Eggs Slows Cognitive Aging

Foods for Thought Healthy diet options of spinach and kale may also help keep our brains fit. In a study from the University of Illinois appearing in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 60 adults between 25 and 45 years old having higher levels of lutein, a nutrient found in green, leafy vegetables, avocados and eggs, had neural responses more on par ... Read More »

10 Daily Produce Servings Prevent Early Death

Double-Up on Fruits and Vegetables Researchers at the Imperial College London say that five servings of fruits and vegetables is a good start, but more is better. After conducting a worldwide meta-analysis of 2 million people that compared early mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and cancer, they recommend eating at least 10 three-ounce vegetable and fruit servings per day, which ... Read More »

Fish Oil Twice Weekly Eases Arthritis

Omega-3s Reduce Symptoms Eating fish at least twice a week may significantly reduce the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis,in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, creating swelling and pain. Studies have already shown the beneficial effect of fish oil supplements on rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, but a new study of 176 participants at Brigham and Women’s ... Read More »

Expect a Miracle

Five Ways to Manifest Our Desires  BY J. MARIE NOVAK According to a Pew Forum study, nearly 80 percent of Americans believe in miracles. When we think we can’t handle burdensome difficulties on our own, we often seek help from a higher power, pleading: Cure me or my loved one of this illness. Aid me in providing for myself and ... Read More »

Red Wine Less Toxic Than White

Connection to Skin Cancer Found Alcohol has been linked with cancer in about 3.6 percent of cases worldwide, due to the presence of acetaldehyde, which damages DNA and prevents it from repairing itself. A study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention that involved 200,000 people found a distinct connection between white wine in particular and melanoma, the deadliest type ... Read More »

Eat Wheat Again

Eight Ways to Restore Gut Health  BY JOHN DOUILLARD The New York University Langone Medical Center recently reported that 74 percent of Americans experience some form of digestive distress, a quarter are obese and more than 100 million U.S. adults are pre-diabetic and don’t know it. While many blame such problems on eating wheat, some food scientists disagree, including those ... Read More »