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Greening Your Life, Vol. 5/ No.1 March, 2010

March 2010 Vol. 5 , No. 1   
dimus2_smDear Friends, 
As the world continues to watch the after-effects of the 7.0 earthquake that erupted in Haiti, we have, like so many others, wanted to do more. Donations of money, food, and medical supplies have been critical in establishing a network of aid in this, the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere.  As the efforts will continue for years into the future, we’d like to help provide healing for the quake’s most innocent victims:  the children. American kids have also wanted to help, but they lacked a nationally-organized, concrete and personal way to do so. That’s when we found the good work of Jane Cosco, founder of Operation Goody Bag.  Read more  
shutterstock_239937052Cancer Patients Nourish Life and Hope 
By David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D
What is worse for cancer patients -- false hope or false hopelessness?  At age 31, my life took a sudden turn. I was an ambitious physician and neuroscience researcher who reveled in discovery and glittering science projects. Then, slipping into a brain scanner one evening in place of a subject who hadn’t shown up, I was suddenly stripped of my white-coat status and thrown into the gray world of patients: That evening, I discovered that I had brain cancer.  Read more 
shutterstock_210545374Integrative Health Series, Part 2:  
The Depth of Homeopathy
By Pierre Fontaine, RSHom CCH
Homeopathy is made of two words:  homeo meaning “similar” and pathy meaning “suffering” - similar suffering. Incidentally, Samuel Hahnemann – the founder of homeopathy as discussed in my first article, also coined the term “allopathic” meaning different suffering because of the use of medication to counter symptoms produced by the disease.  Read more 
Aiden_TreeEarth Days Speak Environmental Values to Kids
By Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Spring brings reminders of life on earth.  Flowers are blooming, newborn animals are joining the world, and the whole world looks aglow.  We celebrate this in many ways – secular traditions like Earth Day are now a part of most school calendars, and religious holidays like Easter and Passover resonate with themes of rebirth and planetary bounty. 
yoga_relax_cropMassage Brings Healing Benefits
By Karen Overgaard, L.P.N.
Massage has numerous healing properties whether it is utilized in a medical setting or at home. Relaxation, stress relief, improved circulation and digestion are amongst the benefits. Strong bonds often develop between the masseuse and the recipient of the massage.  
Visit our legislation page for a quick roundup of children's health legislation.
Healthy Recipe: 
Homemade Pizza with Onions, Bell Peppers, and Olives
A couple of slices of this healthy, low-fat pizza and a small salad makes a great lunch.  This pizza even has a cheesy stuffed crust, which is sure to please kids.  Read more
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