January 2012

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Global Briefs

Future Fuels

Beginning in 2011, renewable U.S. energy production surpassed nuclear production in overall quantity and percentage.

Resilient Communities

More than 60 million Americans volunteered 8 billion hours of their services in 2010.

Faux Food

At these two websites, you can make your voice heard and tell the FDA to label GE foods.

Natural Awakenings Opens New Online Store

Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp., a national leader in green and healthy living, has opened a new web store that features items supporting sustainability and natural health for men, women, children and pets.

Fishy Business

Excreted pharmaceuticals are creating gender abnormalities in fish.

Going Out Green

New eco-friendly mortuary practices help reduce mercury pollution.

Rocky Topping

Mountaintop removal mining is getting buried under growing opposition in Appalachia.

Mailbox Makeover

Follow these five simple tips to help conserve America’s forests and ease overflowing landfills.
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Health Briefs

Science Confirms Benefits of Herbal Brews

Researchers Say, "Drink Up!"

Calm Work Stress

This Vitamin Can Help

Eat Breakfast to Shed Pounds

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Fasting is Good for the Heart

Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

Tangerines’ Tangible Gifts

Protect Your Health with this Sweet Fruit

The Heavy Secret of Fake Fats

Cutting Calories with These Foods May Lead to Weight Gain

Probiotics Help Prevent Eczema

The Power of Good Posture

Slouching Can Make You Feel Weak
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Soup’s On!

What’s more inviting than a savory pot of homemade soup? Try these simple, tasty versions that bring kids dashing to the dinner table.

How to Be a Good Patient

When you need medical care, follow these helpful tips on how to serve your own best interests on the road back to wellness.

Alternative Goes Mainstream

Nearly two-thirds of Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies each year. These holistic approaches to health have been practiced for millennia, but with new research supporting their effectiveness, they’re now working hand-in-hand with conventional care.
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Fit Body

Pilates for Weight Loss

This gentle practice, long revered by dancers, can help build and maintain lean muscle mass, promote elegant posture and keep you centered.
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Conscious Eating

7 Power Foods

Famed vegan Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier shares how seven super foods can help us regain energy, sleep better, shed pounds, feel happier and thrive.
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In the Year 2012

Natural Awakenings conferred with leading authorities to learn their views about the phenomenon of expected world change associated with December 21, 2012.
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Wise Words

Deepak Chopra Explores Conscious Being

Experiencing pure consciousness—feeling “at home” simply by being alive—helps us become agents of change to shift and transform ourselves and the world.
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Healthy Kids

Soup’s On!

Healthy Choices Kids Love
What’s more inviting than a savory pot of homemade soup? Try these simple, tasty versions that bring kids dashing to the dinner table.
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Natural Pet

Animal Acupuncture

Veterinary acupuncture is used to treat conditions ranging from muscle injuries and paralysis to arthritis and neurologic, gastrointestinal and reproductive disorders.