Life and Health

Microbes for Baby

February 6, 2012

Microbes for Baby

Alice Abler

An infant’s passage through the birth canal is an important process that has a profound long-term effect on the health and well-being of the baby.

Renaissance of the Family Farm

November 7, 2011

The Renaissance of the Family Farm

Alice Abler

Scott Trautman is a first-generation modern-day American farmer who, with his family, has created a thriving farm that is unique in its philosophy.

The Color of Health

October 17, 2011

The Color of Health

Regina Meyer

Hippocrates has been quoted as saying, “Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” So what foods do qualify as health-promoting?

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.

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