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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.

We invite you to explore our website, and we would love to hear from you!

Community Arts Bring Unexpected Rewards

Feature Article

by Judith Fertig

Six years ago, Janine Joslin, a savvy business executive, set her sights on becoming a Dazzler, and today is a proud member of the Leawood, Kansas, chapter of community tap dancing troupe. “I love to dance and perform, and I felt that had been missing from my own life,” she says. After a friend suggested it, Joslin showed up for her first practice ready to go, wearing tights and tap shoes.

July 1, 2015

Veggie Nation Revolution

Feature Article

by Judith Fertig

Plant-Based Diets are Patriotic

In 1776, the stirring phrase in the U.S. Declaration of Independence—life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—became a rallying cry for American colonists seeking these inalienable rights of self-government. In 2015, those seeking a new way of eating for personal wellness, a more vibrant local economy and a healthier environment are fomenting their own kind of rebellion.

July 1, 2015

Optimal Health Begins in the Gut

Feature Article

by Sarah Stout

Leaky gut syndrome, or intestinal permeability, is a condition that is not commonly recognized by conventional practitioners. It is, however, gaining attention in the medical community due to the increase in studies suggesting it is a real condition, in which the lining of the intestines becomes inflamed and the tight junctions which seal the gut become porous. This causes undigested food particles and toxic substances to escape directly into the bloodstream.

July 1, 2015

Adventures in Nature

Feature Article

by Harriet Shugarman

Families Create Memories at Nearby Parks

Traveling to iconic natural wonders like the Blue Ridge Mountains, Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon isn’t the only awe-inspiring way to captivate children’s attention and help them contemplate nature’s beauties. As Brian Ettling, a seasonal ranger at Crater Lake National Park, in Oregon, likes to remind park visitors, “Find your own sacred place and keep going there; it could be a wooded area by your house or a county, state or local park.”

July 1, 2015
 
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