Life and Health

Reconsidering Managed Grazing

November 30, 2010

Reconsidering Managed Grazing

Alice Abler

Popular images of bovine bliss involve contented cattle browsing in fields of fresh fodder. But such a picturesque ideal is rarely a modern reality.

The Immune System: Nothing to Sneeze At

September 6, 2010

The Immune System: Nothing to Sneeze At

Regina Meyer

A compromised immune system is a poor defense. Building it requires healthy habits: get plenty of sleep and exercise, manage stress and eat well.

Bovine Methane: Just a Lot of Hot Air?

August 16, 2010

Bovine Methane: Just a Lot of Hot Air?

Alice Abler

Global warming and greenhouse gases are prominent subjects in the news lately. But humans aren’t the only species implicated in our warming trend.

Respectful Dominion

November 23, 2010

Respectful Dominion

Alice Abler

Even a creature as mundane as a cow responds to proper, respectful treatment, as Ted Forrest Fansher showed many decades ago.

Grass-Fed Cattle and the Consumer

November 30, 2010

Grass-Fed Cattle and the Consumer

Alice Abler

Grass-fed beef, milk and milk products are growing in popularity with health-conscious and environment-conscious consumers.

Live Long and Prosper

September 13, 2010

Live Long and Prosper

Martin Coates

National Geographic writer and explorer Dan Buettners, The Blue Zones, is his attempt to find out what it takes to achieve the aim of a long and prosperous life.

Smoking and Mental Health

May 17, 2010

Smoking and Mental Health

Alice Abler

The effects of smoking on physical health are well-documented, but new research is shedding light on the effects of smoking and tobacco use on mental health.

 

January 25, 2010

Drowning in Excess Nitrogen

Alice Abler

Synthetic nitrogen fertilizers have revolutionized worldwide food production, but after a century, environmentalists are sounding the alarm.

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