Must Reads

July 2017 Issue

Healthy Eye-Catching Eco-Wear

It’s in Style and Easy Care AVERY MACK co-friendly fashion used to be an oxymoron, synonymous with frumpy clothing and ugly shoes. Now designers and manufacturers are finding ways to provide attractive and healthier alternatives to common fabrics, especially polyester. After World War II, cotton, wool and linen fell out of favor as wash and wear, stain-resistant, permanent-press polyester arrived. ... Read More »

Natural Ways to Cleanse Body & Mind

Take Toxins Out of Your Life MEREDITH MONTGOMERY The term “detox” has been gaining traction in health circles, but cleansing practices have existed for millennia, ranging from Egyptian hydrotherapy to Medieval Lenten practices and Native American fasting, smudging and sweat lodges. The truth is that we need cleansing now more than ever—to rid our bodies of chemical overload and our ... Read More »

Dogs Need Detoxing Too

10 Ways to Detox Your Dog PATRICIA JORDAN You know that mercury is bad for people. John Moore, a prominent 20th-century mercury and dental health researcher, regarded mercury as a ubiquitous contaminant of everything from plastics to concrete and medicine. But what about your dog? Pets also routinely encounter mercury and other toxic metals like aluminum and lead. For humans, ... Read More »

An Awesome Antidote to Polarization

KIRK J. SCHNEIDER We live in polarized times. The current polarization of the American electorate and federal government is rooted in “the polarized mind”, a fixation by individuals on one point of view that excludes differing views and provokes intolerance. Complex issues become black and white, and those with differing views or lifestyles are demonized. Beyond politics, this is seen ... Read More »

Four Reasons to Break a Sweat

The Fast Path to Flushing Toxins DEANNA MINICH Doctors, health experts and fitness gurus tell us that we should break a sweat every day—and for good reason. Sweat not only activates a host of benefits tied to health-boosting exercise, perspiring itself is curative. Whether sitting in a sauna, walking on a warm day or working out, sweating is a necessary ... Read More »

Pop-Up Awaken Fair at The Roger Smith Hotel

The Awaken Wellness Fair, the “body-mindspirit-green expo,” will return to New York City as a pop-up event July 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in a brand-new location: two floors of the Roger Smith Hotel, located at 501 Lexington Avenue at 47th Street. The fair will feature two rooms of expert speakers giving presentations at no extra charge, all day long. Visitors to the ... Read More »

“Short but Powerful” Tai Chi Seminar at Eastover

Rick Barrett, who has taught Chinese internal martial arts and practiced energy healing in NYC for more than a quarter century, will teach a tai chi seminar, Yang Cheng Fu’s 13 Original Postures, from July 21 to 23 at Eastover, a holistic retreat center in the Berkshires. Barrett says he likes the form because it can be covered in a ... Read More »

Major Upgrades to Natural Awakenings Singles Website

NaturalAwakeningsSingles.com, used by Natural Awakenings readers to meet conscious soul mates, twin flames, life partners and friends since 2013 in partnership with the Conscious Dating Network, has been upgraded with a new contemporary layout suited to all platforms and devices, including smartphones and tablets. The site also features a dynamic search function so members can edit and view search results ... Read More »

Is Your Health Worth $1/day?

Consistency is key to success of any kind, says Reba Linker, who founded the online social and spiritual group AtoZ to provide members with a “supportive, consistent community that helps bring miracles to life.” AtoZ’s members can choose to participate in a monthly array of “soul nourishing, growth-enhancing events, Linker says. Those include circle gatherings, workshops with renowned healers from around the world, spirit art workshops, full moon healing meditations, and distance ... Read More »

Easy Ways to Slim Down for Summer

by Dr. Neil Paulvin With summer upon us, it seems that all my patients want to know how to keep their weight down. That’s a good question—there are lots of diet plans out there. Here are some easy tips to help slim down for summer. The first thing to understand is that not all calories are the same; broccoli is ... Read More »