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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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Fracking versus Food

Feature Article

by Harriet Shugarman

America’s Family Farm Heritage and Health at Stake

What if farmers couldn’t confirm what they grow and produce was devoid of toxins, cancer-causing chemicals, radioactive materials and other pollutants?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other federal and state agencies set standards and enforce regulations to ensure what we eat is safe and that production is secure. But hydraulic fracturing, or fracking and its accompanying infrastructure, threatens this. Questions must be raised and answered before the safety of our food supply is permanently impacted.

July 1, 2014

Summertime, and the Sippin’ is Easy

Feature Article

by Judith Fertig

Quick and Cool Vegan Smoothies

Smoothies offer big nutrition in a small package. Based on a vegan source of lean protein like coconut milk, yogurt, soy, chia seeds or a vegan protein powder made from dried beans or hemp, they can energize us for a full day of summer activities.

July 1, 2014


Feature Article

by Lauressa Nelson

Standup Boards Spell Family Fun

“Most kids growing up in Chattanooga crossed the Tennessee River via the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge; far fewer have been on the river beneath it,” remarks Mark Baldwin, owner of area paddle sports outfitter L2 Boards. Using standup paddleboards (SUP), he loves guiding adults and children on their own up-close discovery of the river’s cliffs, caves, fish, turtles and water birds.

July 1, 2014

From “Why Me?” to “Thank You!”

Feature Article

by Linda Sechrist

Wayne Dyer on the Value of Hard Lessons

After four decades teaching self-development and empowerment and authoring more than 30 bestselling books, Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D., shares dozens of events from his life in his latest work, I Can See Clearly Now. In unflinching detail, he relates vivid impressions of encountering many forks in the road, from his youth in Detroit to the present day, and reflects on these events from his current perspective, noting what lessons he ultimately learned.

June 1, 2014
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