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Letter from the Publishers

As we welcome the month of May, a time of transitions and new beginnings, I wanted to share some reflections and updates with you.

Firstly, the wildflowers that have graced our fields with their vibrant colors have now gone to seed. It's a bittersweet moment as we witness the cycle of nature unfolding before us. Soon, I'll be mowing the field, preparing for the next phase of growth and transformation. Let's cherish the beauty of this changing landscape and anticipate the wonders that each season brings.

May is also recognized as Women's Wellness Month—a time dedicated to prioritizing and celebrating women's health and well-being. It's an important opportunity to raise awareness about the unique health needs of women and promote self-care practices that empower and nurture.

In the spirit of Women's Wellness Month, I encourage each of you to take time for self-care and reflection. Whether it's scheduling a check-up, practicing mindfulness, or engaging in physical activity, let's prioritize our health and wellness. Let's also celebrate the remarkable achievements of women in healthcare, research, advocacy, and beyond.

As I prepare to mow the field and embrace the themes of Women's Wellness Month, I'm reminded of the resilience and strength that nature and women embody. Let's approach this month with a sense of gratitude, renewal, and commitment to our well-being.

Thank you for being part of this journey. Wishing you a month filled with growth, self-care, and moments of joy.

bright blessings,

Cindy & Mike Hart, publishers


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The Road to Hormonal Harmony

Finding Balance and Thriving
by Marlaina Donato

Like a well-built home, the human body’s quality of life depends upon a sturdy foundation. A complex, hormonal matrix determines our vitality and impacts major areas of health, including growth and development, stamina, sleep cycles, bone health, blood sugar levels, fertility, weight and mood. Fifty hormones take turns keeping us alive, as well as impacting lesser concerns such as hair and skin qualityRead More


Balancing Gluten
Making Peace With an Oft-Maligned Ingredient
by Deborah Bevilacqua

The rise in prevalence of celiac disease and related conditions, and shifts toward paleo, keto and other gluten-free diets, have driven the gluten-free products market from $973 million in 2014 to $6.5 billion in 2022. The market for these products is expected to reach $15.1 billion by 2032 according to The Brainy Insights, a market research company. However, switching to gluten-free products is not a one-size-fits-all decision. Read More

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Footloose Fitness
The Joys and Benefits of Dance Classes
by Kelly Mercedes

Getting fit offers many health benefits, including stress management and better cardiovascular health, but stepping into a dance class can also increase levels of feel-good neurotransmitters that reduce pain and boost mood. From fusion dance to ballroom and hip hop, today’s studios provide plenty of diversity in their class offerings; a welcoming, non-judgmental approach; and encouragement for all ages to try something new.Read More


Giving Back to Mother Earth
by Marlaina Donato

Most of us can remember the first time we felt soft, cool grass under our bare feet or noticed sweet ozone in the air after a wild thunderstorm. The sometimes-incompressible wonders of Gaia sustain our existence, boggle our minds and inspire us to contemplate our place in the great universal order. Our love affair with this beautiful planet begins early, but it is easy to forget this sacred partnership in the mundane whirlwind of adult life. Like any other vital relationship in our lives, it is all too easy to take it for granted and allow ourselves to put forth minimal effort. Read More

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