Life and Health

Spring 2016

Beyond the Germ Theory

Dan Cloer

Disease epidemics were once explained as expressions of God’s implacable anger over our sinful human nature. Then came modern science.

Special Report: Obesity Facts and Figures
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Obesity: Facts and Figures

Worldwide, obesity rates are escalating and obesity-related diseases continue to take millions of lives. Both on an individual level and on a global level, the time to take care of soaring obesity rates is before they careen out of control.

Special Report: The Dirt on Soil
Special Reports

The Dirt on Soil

A century after the introduction of artificial nitrogen fertilizers, we see some negative effects of the discovery that was so lauded by science.

Special Report: The Cowpath to a Healthier Planet
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The Cowpath to a Healthier Planet

How and what we feed animals affects human health and our environment. So what should we feed cattle, both for their benefit and to improve our current health?

Special Report: Nutrition Goes Back to School
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Nutrition Goes Back to School

Since many children today bring no food from home, the school cafeteria is their only source for food. However, the unfortunate truth is that many of the food and beverage options provided in mainstream schools today encourage lifelong habits of unhealthy eating choices.

Special Report: Navigating Nutrition
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Navigating Nutrition

How many of us evaluate the nutritional content of any given food we eat? Do high obesity rates indicate that too many of us are eating mindlessly?

How to succeed

Summer 2015

Keys to Success

Martin Coates

Success is often viewed as the attainment of wealth, fame or power. By that measure, however, most of us will never succeed. What is success, and is there any way to guarantee it?

Environmental problems: Soil

Winter 2015

The Nature of Soil

David Hulme

Do we understand and appreciate one of our most basic natural resources—the soil that sustains life itself? Vision interviews Deborah Koons Garcia.

The Sanctity of Life

Fall 2014

The Sanctity of Life

Paul Roberts

Around the world, the daily news is peppered with stories of violence, war and murder; it’s easy, therefore, to begin thinking of a lost life as little more than a statistic. But do people have the right to end the life of another? What is a human life—whether an elderly person, a newborn baby, or anyone in between—and what makes each one valuable?

Tips for Healthy Heart

August 13, 2014

Five Tips for Heart Health

Alice Abler

The best approach to achieve optimum heart health is through lifestyle changes that address the cause of the problems associated with heart disease.