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Is plant protein enough?

Is plant protein enough? – vegetarian diet Winston J. Craig If you’re worried about getting enough protein on a vegetarian diet, don’t be. Since proteins are in practically every food we eat, from apples to tacos, getting adequate protein on a vegetarian diet is easy. For years people have considered protein the most important ingredient […]

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What smoking can do to you – side effects of smoking

What smoking can do to you – side effects of smoking – Illustration The remarkable pictures on these pages show graphically how smoking can cripple and destroy parts of your body–your lungs, your blood vessels, your brain, and other organs. Tobacco kills more people than any other drug. For example nine out of 10 smokers […]

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Deception at a New Age clinic; holistic health centers emphasize caring – a warm personal touch – but do all offer expert medical advice and treatment?

Deception at a New Age clinic; holistic health centers emphasize caring – a warm personal touch – but do all offer expert medical advice and treatment? – case of undiagnosed cancer Carolyn Copeland Cancer?” I echoed disbelievingly, questioning the gynecologist’s suspicion. How could I have cancer? Hadn’t I followed all the instructions of Dr. James […]

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Tension-taming techniques: getting a handle on life’s daily stresses

Tension-taming techniques: getting a handle on life’s daily stresses – includes related information Victor M. Parachin An increasing number of people are experiencing the physical and emotional impact of stress on their lives. Unmanaged stress over a prolonged period of time not only can wear you down but can contribute to several physical problems, including […]

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Make the Switch to Indoor Exercise

Make the Switch to Indoor Exercise Debra Fulghum Bruce How to keep from gaining weight during the winter Winter is coming, and we are getting fat. Wait a minute! Surely our bodies are physiologically preprogrammed to pad on added insulation in the winter, right? Sorry … unless you are a hibernating bear. While cold winter […]

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Our calm in the storm

Our calm in the storm Richard O’ffill Two young men found themselves in a fierce battle during the days of the Vietnam war. Bullets whistled overhead, and bombs shattered the earth. This didn’t seem to raze one of the soldiers. When his buddy asked how he could be so calm, he replied with a grin, […]

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Chamomile

Chamomile Winston J. Craig FOR COMMON COMPLAINTS Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is one of the best known and most versatile of medicinal plants. While it is indigenous to various parts of central and southern Europe (Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy, and Croatia), and northwestern Asia, chamomile is now widely cultivated in Australia, Argentina, the United States, northern […]

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21 ways to build a stronger spiritual life: it’s more important than ever to nurture the spiritual side of your life. Here are some practical ways to do just that

21 ways to build a stronger spiritual life: it’s more important than ever to nurture the spiritual side of your life. Here are some practical ways to do just that Victor M. Parachin Because we live in a culture that increasingly leans toward commercialism, materialism, and secularism, it is not always easy to keep the […]

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Something you shouldn’t do in the dark – Editorial – psychology and weight loss

Something you shouldn’t do in the dark – Editorial – psychology and weight loss – Brief Article Larry Becker Before I moved to Maryland nearly seven years ago to become Vibrant Life editor, I spent virtually all my life living in southern California. So I’ve had a lifelong love of sunshine. In southern California, getting […]

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Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son Parents of teenagers take note: not only will your children tend to emulate your overall healthy (or unhealthy) lifestyle, they will follow your individual good and bad health habits, too. Teens whose parents smoke tend to smoke, while kids whose parents regularly exercise tend to exercise as well. Iowa State University […]