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Starry-Eyed Kids

Clear Skies, Cool Nights Open Vast Vistas

by RANDY KAMBIC

Astronomy for kids

Wishing upon a star is an iconic activity steeped in everyone’s childhood desire to attain happiness and ...

Trekking as Pilgrimage

A Literal Path to Personal Growth

by SARAH TODD

It's about the journey

For more than a millennium, seekers have made spiritual pilgrimages on the Way of St. James, beginning at...

Ancestral Diets

A Lighter Shade of Paleo

by SAYER JI AND TANIA MELKONIAN

Learning from our Ancestors

Vegetarian Awareness Month provides a timely opportunity to realize that a plant-focused diet does not ...

Shop with the Planet in Mind

Daily Choices Help Counter Climate Change

by CHRISTINE MACDONALD

The eco-cost of our purchase choices

Until recently, we’ve been asked to choose between the economy and the environment. Now we’re ...

Get Vertical

Natural Awakenings' 2013 Chiropractic Guide

Joing health at all stages of life

The theme for 2013 is “Get Vertical,” encouraging Americans to get off their duffs, out of their office chairs and sofas, and into physical activity. Chiropractic is more than...

Sugar Monster

How Sweet It Isn’t

by KATHLEEN BARNES

The dark side of sweeteners

“Am I a sugar addict?” There’s an easy way to tell.

"If you have to ask yourself, you are,” advises Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, a renowned integrative physician in...

The Allure of Confidence

Supermodel Sarah DeAnna’s Universal Beauty Secrets

by APRIL THOMPSON

Natural beauty tips

Longtime supermodel Sarah DeAnna believes in our ability to shape both our life—and our looks. Raised by a single mom in the small farm town of Jefferson, Oregon, DeAnna...

Deep-Healing Yoga

Release Trauma, Build Resilience

by SARAH TODD

Nutruing Yoga

When a woman separated from her husband last fall, she tried hard to shut down her emotions. A 30-year-old working mother of two young boys, she felt she couldn’t...

Whole-Being Workouts

Moving the Body Opens the Door to Spirit

by LISA MARSHALL

Support body and soul

It’s the Sabbath, a day of prayer, and millions of people across America are quietly sitting or kneeling, humbly communing with...

Staying Power

A Good Trainer Keeps Us On Track

by Debra Melani

Maintain your fitness

Maintaining one’s own fitness program can prove a challenge when the will to work out fizzles. Many people are getting help conquering roadblocks and staying on an effective path of regular exercise through an enduring relationship with a personal trainer....

Rethinking Cancer

A Brave New World of Effective Natural Therapies

by LINDA SECHRIST

Kill cancer, naturally

Susan Silberstein takes her message for preventing cancer and recurrences to medical and nursing schools, continuing oncology nursing education programs and universities from her BeatCancer.org headquarters in Richboro, Pennsylvania. The nonprofit organization provides...

Good Food on a Tight Budget

Tips to Get Top Value from Each Dollar

by KATHLEEN BARNES

Eat better, spend less

For many, the recent economic downturn has affected the way we shop for food. Even families that cook dinner at home most nights are struggling to afford the ingredients to make healthy meals, says Laura Seman, a senior manager for Cooking Matters, a national program that...

Nature’s Antibiotics

Recover Health with Less Risk

by KATHLEEN BARNES

Antibiotic alternatives

We live in a world of microbes: bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens that can make us sick. Most of the time, our immune systems are able to fight off microbial attacks, yet we’ve all experienced unsettling...

Go Plastic-Free

Game On: Ways to Shrink Our Footprint

by RANDY KAMBIC

Shrinking our footprint

Besides the customary food and product packaging, plus store bags, consider all the nooks and crannies of our lives that plastic now permeates...

Kid-Smart Supplements

The Right Choices Help Children Thrive

by PAMELA BOND

Experts' top picks

As youngsters head back to the classroom, parents can get their children off to a smart start by giving them key supplements. Here are some experts’ top picks...

Yoga for Kids with Special Needs

Mind-Body Connection Helps

by Lisa Ballo, RYT

Total well-being

Yoga unites the mind and body through awareness and acceptance. As we practice, we learn to calm our minds and turn inward and connect with our physical body too. This mind-body connection serves...

Organic Hair Color

A Safer Alternative

by Beth Davis

Avoiding hazardous chemicals

It’s no secret that the right hair color can make any woman look and feel her best. In fact, it is estimated that a whopping 75 percent of American women color their hair. Men are also getting in on the action. The percentage of American males coloring their hair increased from...

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