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Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

Starting Sustainability

Varese Ligure, a small town in Italy, stopped chemicalfocused farming techniques and transitioned toward renewable energy twenty years ago. Traditionally a conservative and isolated farming community, Varese Ligure is now a sustainable tourist destination known for its organic produce and complete reliance on renewable energy.

At the end of the 1980s, Varese Ligure seemed at the edge of collapse. With no jobs and no industry, its population dropped from 6,000 to 2,250. But town leaders decided to find a way to strengthen the community and local economy.

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This is our 25th anniversary year, and with our new January/February 2016 issue we present a seminal piece by Amy Berger, MS, NTP, that presents clear research showing how Alzheimer’s disease starts with consumption of too many sugars; this impairs glucose metabolism and leads to plaque in the brain. Next Katrina Blair extols the virtues of the edible “weed” purslane. Bruce Weinstein, PhD, in “Patience,” shows the remarkable benefits patience reaps. Mike Dow’s feature, “Digital Distraction & Mindfulness,” suggests that constant connection to digital devices has an overall deleterious impact, and he offers delicious mindfulness practices to help improve quality of life. Ann and Ross Rosen discuss the importance of moderate exercise in daily life, and Shannon McRae explains how energy medicine as nature’s assistant is much more powerful when the receiver’s intention is in alignment with that of the healer’s. Finally, Laura Coffey tells the story of a special nursing home companion, a loving golden retriever named Rocky, and his positive impact on the residents. We present all of this in our first issue of the year, and more than we can mention, including a plethora of scintillating research notes.