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Welcome to Natural Awakenings Magazine of the NY Capital District

We are your one-stop resource for natural health, personal growth, creative expression, eco-living and more…

Natural Awakenings Magazine of the NY Capital District is a locally owned, free monthly publication, committed to providing a forum for community connection.  We are part of a national franchise of publishers, offering you trusted content each month, along with local spotlights that are sure to be of interest.

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Trick and Treat

Feature Article

by Avery Mack

Host a Halloween that’s Natural, Healthy and Cost-Conscious

Slipping masks, sagging costumes and sugar hits can all contribute to cranky kids at Halloween. Healthier, greener and safer options will up the ongoing fun factor.

October 1, 2014

Sustainable Cityscapes

Feature Article

by Christine MacDonald

Urban America is Going Green in a Big Way

Today, buzzwords like “sustainability” and “green building” dominate discussions on how to overcome the unhealthful effects of climate change, extreme local weather events and pervasive pollution. Now, a growing body of research indicates an unexpected upside of living greener; it not only makes us healthier, but happier, too.

October 1, 2014

An A for Apples

Feature Article

by Tania Melkonian

It’s a Top-Ranked Superstar Fruit

Nutrient density—an acknowledged characteristic of apples—is considered the most significant qualification for a superfood. “It’s one of the healthiest foods,” advises Case Adams, from Morro Bay, California, a naturopathic doctor with a Ph.D. in natural health sciences. Apples’ antioxidant power alone could elevate it to status as a superior superfood. Eating apples could help ward off America’s most pressing yet preventable, chronic illnesses, which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services cites as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

October 1, 2014

Thermography is a Risk-Assessment Tool for the Prevention of Breast Cancer

Feature Article

by Linda Sechrist

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and American Cancer Society (ACS) statistics on breast cancer are shocking. Every three minutes in the United States, another woman is diagnosed with this dreaded disease, which annually claims the lives of more than 40,000 women. With its incidence on the rise and prevention now considered more valuable than cure, women are beginning to educate themselves about the option of including a thermogram in their annual check-up.

October 1, 2014
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