This is a refreshing smoothie-juice fusion high in antioxidants, calcium, iron, vitamins and folic acid. Make sure you use 100 percent organic produce for this recipe. Use fresh seasonal strawberries, peaches and apricots, and freeze them ahead of time in your freezer.
By Katie Snyder
Want to get to know Arizona? Then use your feet! From Flagstaff to Tucson, through majestic pine forests and stunning desert landscapes, there are countless hiking trails to suit all fitness levels. Hit the trails and see what the Arizona countryside has to offer!
By Barbara J. Luther
Have you ever watched the TV program “Shark Tank”? Inventors and business owners pitch their ideas in hopes of persuading a panel of savvy investors to give them money and, sometimes, advice on how to advance to the next step and grow their customer base. One panelist usually asks if the business has patented the product. Watch the excitement ebb away if the inventor says, “No.” Why is this? Not patenting your product before selling means that your product is subject to rapid, uncontrolled competition. Shark Tank investors and others are less likely to invest if there is no intellectual property protection to deter competitors and force them to develop their own products.
By Noelle C. Stanley
Most of us don’t think twice about our kidneys on a regular basis, but maybe we should. The National Kidney Foundation states that 26 million American adults have a chronic kidney disease, and 1 in 3 Americans are at risk for developing kidney disease. The kidneys are true treasures in the body and when they are properly cared for and functioning optimally, we can dramatically improve our overall health and vitality.
By Melissa Stewart
When a pet is sick or suffering from stress and the veterinarian has done everything medically possible to help, some pet owners are turning to a more natural method of healing—reiki. A technique centered on “laying on hands,” reiki is a Japanese form of energy therapy used for stress reduction and relaxation, and which also promotes healing.
Sharon Cohen, reiki master teacher and owner of Tucson Animal Reiki, said reiki can help pets with pain, mobility, stress reduction, relaxation and many other health problems. Her specialty is using reiki energy to help heal rescue animals.
- 1 ½ cups gluten-free flour blend (1/2 cup sorghum, ½ cup gabanzo beans, ¼ cup arrowroot, ¼ cup potato starch)
- ½ cup organic cane juice
- ½ cup organic light brown sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 1/8tsp. xanthan gum
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. ginger
By Cheryl Hurd
The lights dim, voices hush and a spotlight trains itself on closed curtains. The draped velvet begins its retreat and a group of school children stare wide-eyed in anticipation. It is their first time seeing a live theater performance.