Dear EarthTalk: It's finally time for me to retire my trusty old Nalgene and upgrade my water bottle. Are any brands or models particularly greener than others? -- Cyndi Bland, Tempe, AZ
I just read an article that said a permanent 25-30% reduction in caloric intake produces anti-aging benefits and results in a longer lifespan. Is this true?
Let us first define anti-aging. It is not fewer wrinkles unfortunately; rather, it is slowing down the aging process by decreasing disease. Studies have been performed on animals in which their caloric intake was decreased by about 30%, and the result was a longer lifespan. But does this transfer to humans?
Interventions can be the difference between life and death for a drug addict or an alcoholic. Not every person in need of rehabilitation readily accepts the opportunity to get clean and handle the issues that drove them to addiction. While some addicts or alcoholics have been so badly beaten and battered by their lifestyle that they grasp at the first opportunity to deal with their problems, others need an external influence and viewpoint in order to seek help.
Build and plant your own windowsill herb garden in this fun, hands-on class offered by CSU Extension-Pueblo County. Growing, Using and Preserving Herbs will be presented June 27, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Participants will learn to grow and care for herbs; flavor and food combinations; and how to dry and store herbs.
The class fee is $20, which includes planter. Registration is required by June 22.
Have you considered altering your diet in order to add more Turmeric? There seem to be a number of individuals who have questions about this perennial flowering plant of the ginger family that contribute so greatly to our health. Turmeric is usually consumed in a powder form or used as a spice.