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Business Spotlight: VidaFit

Shaping Healthy Lifestyles Through an Integrative Approach by Susan Post “Eighty percent of getting and staying in shape is achieved through diet, not exercise,” says Shawn Ehmann, co-founder of VidaFit. “When most people are trying to improve their health and get in shape, they use a siloed approach,” he continues. “They focus on exercise and ignore nutrition, or focus heavily ... Read More »

Live Long and Beautifully

Louise Hay on Ageless Radiance by S. Alison Chabonais A renowned leader of the self-help movement from its early days, Louise Hay is celebrated worldwide for teaching—by personal example and through her bestselling book, You Can Heal Your Life—how each of us can transform our mind, body and spirit by changing the way we think. Her positive philosophy has sparked ... Read More »

Toxin-Free Beauty Salons

Pampering Minus the Harsh Chemicals by Sarah Tarver-Wahlquist When clients walk into New York City’s Swing Salon, they may be surprised by what they don’t smell—the range of chemicals usually wafting around in hair salons. That’s because the owners have decided to use only natural and organic products. While many people assume that all salon hair and body treatments are ... Read More »

Integrated Wellness Company Launches Meal Delivery Service

VidaFit, a Central Ohio organization providing healthful resources for wellness, now offers a meal program as part of their roster of services. The system, called True Food Delivery™, includes personalized meal plans, plus a nutritional counseling session. Each meal is made from 100 percent organic, in-season ingredients; it does not contain any added salt or sugar, is sourced from local, ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: T.Y. Fine Furniture

Hand-Crafting Pieces to be Handed Down for Generations by Susan Post One local furniture maker is honoring the natural beauty of the wood he uses to hand craft his products, and he is keeping the process as organic as possible, all the way down to the finish he applies to the wood. Tarik Yousef has been working with wood since ... Read More »

Organics Boast More Nutrients, Fewer Toxins

Conventionally grown foods contain pesticide residues that are three to four times higher than those found in organic foods (traces may be due to atmospheric drift from other fields or soils), according to a review of 343 research studies published last June in the British Journal of Nutrition. The review, which included studies of food grown in different regions and ... Read More »

Apples Get An A+

It’s a Nutritional Superstar by Tania Melkonian Nutrient density—an acknowledged characteristic of apples—is considered the most significant qualification for a superfood. “It’s one of the healthiest foods,” advises Case Adams, from Morro Bay, California, a naturopathic doctor with a Ph.D. in natural health sciences. Apples’ antioxidant power alone could elevate it to status as a superior superfood. Eating apples could ... Read More »

Make Mulch

Enrich Garden Soil Naturally Homeowners with gardens have many natural, organic and sustainable options for mulching, which enriches soils with nutrients, helps retain moisture and controls weeds. In most regions, many types of trees can provide ingredients. In northern areas, ridding the yard of fall leaves yields a natural mulch. Apply ground-up leaves, especially from mineral-rich oak and hickory trees, so they ... Read More »

Create a Green Bathroom

Tips for Eco-Friendly Plants, Shades and Cleaners by Avery Mack Key elements like low-flow faucets and showerheads, VOC-free paint, sustainable flooring and nonporous countertops form the foundation of an eco-friendly bathroom. Now let’s take a look at the softer side of green.     Start by considering the use of honeycomb window shades and double-glazed windows to keep this most intimate ... Read More »

Taking Care While Giving Care

Helpers Must Nurture Themselves, Too by Deborah Shouse “If you’re depressed, tired or sick, your caregiving is likely to suffer,” counsels John Schall, CEO of Caregiver Action Network, in Washington D.C., and a former family caregiver.  “For the sake of your loved one, take care of yourself.” The AARP estimates that some 34 million family caregivers provide for someone that ... Read More »

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