Archive for 2008

Green Exercise: Let’s exercise our way to energy independence.

Green Exercise:  Let’s exercise our way to energy independence.

By Alix Shutello Think of all the places out there where there is gym equipment. Aside from some of the large fitness chains like Bally Total Fitness, Sport and Health, and Gold’s Gym, and everywhere from your local tennis club, community fitness center, and even our home gyms there are thousands of machines being used [&hellip

Selenium

Selenium

Selenium is an essential trace element needed by the human body in very small amounts. Humans require Selenium for important enzymatic reactions and for normal functioning of the immune system. Selenium has received much attention over the past several years because of its reputation to act as an antioxidant and decrease the possibility of cancer [&hellip

Bees, Pt. 2

Bees, Pt. 2

While we may primarily associate beekeeping with the production of honey and beeswax, most commercial beekeepers actually rent out their hives for “pollination services.&#

Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa)

Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa)

There is so much to love about the Brazil Nut The Brazil nut is a South American tree in the family Lecythidaceae and also the name of its edible seed. It was always my favorite nut growing up. The actual tree is quite large, reaching 100-150 feet with a trunk having a 3-6 foot diameter! [&hellip

Back to the Basics- the Yama of Ashtanga Yoga

Back to the Basics- the Yama of Ashtanga Yoga

By Miriam Stollar Reflecting on this events of this past month and on the coming season, I decided it was a time to take a deep breath and go back to the basics

The Small Town I Used to Call Home

The Small Town I Used to Call Home

What makes a small town what it is? There are always so many interesting people floating around, doing their small town thing. There are usually small town stores with hand written signs on the door, saying things like “out to lunch- be back at 1″ or “closed- have the flu.” Maybe it is the “center [&hellip

Namaste: December 2008

Namaste:  December 2008

Congrats to President Elect Obama for his win. One of my yoga clients, Marsha, brought this pin back for me from a trip she was on. I just love it. I am amazed by all the marketing ideas they have come up with during the campaign. Congrats as well to John McCain for a job [&hellip

The U.S. Energy Conundrum: Rising oil prices have forced Americans to consider energy alternatives – including drilling on U.S. soil.

The U.S. Energy Conundrum: Rising oil prices have forced Americans to consider energy alternatives – including drilling on U.S. soil.

By Alix J. Shutello In June, U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman stood looking up at the Saudi King Abdullah. The king sat perched on a dais in the middle of a palatial conference room with marble walls and glittering chandeliers. Bodman was pleading to the King to produce more oil while claiming that petroleum prices [&hellip

Vitamin A

Vitamin A

What is Vitamin A? Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is another one of those fat soluble vitamins that cannot be made by the human body. For those of you who did not read the last issue’s article, fat soluble means that it can dissolve in fat and, as Americans, we usually have no shortage [&hellip

Bees

Bees

Until recently, most of us have been fairly unaware of bees and their activities, with the possible exception of occasionally being concerned that we might be stung by a nearby bee. With the rise of Colony Collapse Disorder, suddenly bees are regularly in the news. What do we know about these creatures and why are [&hellip