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Natural Awakenings Dallas ~ January 2016

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Health & Wellness
and Affordable Care

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Letter from Publisher

I can’t recall the last time I was this excited about what lies ahead—new plans, projects and improvements I look forward to seeing take shape.
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Winter is Great for Vegetable Gardening

Winter is one of the best times to grow veggies because there are very few pests to contend with, it’s easier to control the temperature of the plants, we don’t need to water as frequently, and the harvests can continue over the course of several weeks. Here are some tips and suggestions to implement now in a winter garden.

Mindfulness Instruction Coming to Schools

A “mindfulness boom” is occurring in education. "Ever since a recent viral video about a Baltimore School eliminating suspensions through mindfulness training, we’ve been getting a flood of calls,” says Daniel Sunshine, director of the Mindfulness in Schools Program at the Dallas Yoga Center.

Green Neighborhoods of North Texas

A constellation of neighborhoods, including Casa Linda, Old Lake Highlands, Forest Hills and Little Forest Hills, wrap around the east side of the White Rock Lake. Call it Eastlake. Rich with natural beauty and green-living options, it has the hipness of Lower Greenville and the pastoral residential vibe of Lakewood, but without the fast traffic and crowds.

Clean Living Comes Easy with Zesty

Green cleaning, organic foods and nature have always been a part of my life,” says Ana Paula Sherrell, co-founder of Zesty Maids.

Holistic Weight Loss Solutions from Renewed Vitality

Marcus Spurlock, M.D., medical director of Renewed Vitality, realizes that Losing weight and keeping it off can be a frustrating process, especially when we feel we are doing everything we can to achieve results.

North Texas Farmers' Market Guide July 2016

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Functional Medicine for Pets

Why the Best Vets Use It
Most vets turn first to pills and surgery, but functional medicine vets consider an animal’s genetic makeup and exposure to toxins and generally lean toward more gentle natural treatments and prevention.

Sky High

A Simple Gaze Invokes the Infinite
By relaxing gently into unfocused vision, we enter into a state of spacious calm that invites us into stillness to serenely observe passing thoughts.

Julia Schopick on Effective, Affordable Medicine

Such seemingly intractable conditions as Parkinson’s, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis can respond to surprisingly low-cost treatments.

Weight-Loss Saboteurs

Tackling Obesity’s Hidden Causes
If you’re among the many of us that can’t keep pounds off, the cause may lurk in an imbalance in gut bacteria, thyroid function, immune response or exercise method.
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Parents Use Complementary Health Care for Kids

Children Taking Part in Alternative Medicine or Practices

Exercise in Midlife Helps Preserve Mental Sharpness

Keeps Cognitive Impairment at Bay

Ayurvedic Program Improves Blood Chemistry

Benefits of Detox and Rejuvenation Protocol

Early-to-Bed Kids at Less Risk of Obesity

Keeping a Healthy Bedtime Schedule

Autism Risk Linked to Banned Chemicals

Prenatal Exposure Increases Odds

Early Job Satisfaction Supports Long-Term Health

Risks for Disgruntled Workers in Their 20s and 30s

Baylor Cancer Centers

2016 Healthy Living Guide

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Open House at Historic Tyler Station

Tyler Station, a new co-working village in Oak Cliff, will hold an open house from 2 to 3:30 p.m., January 7. Attendees will meet founder Monte Anderson, tour the property and there will be door prizes. This unique re-use project is also a transit-oriented development, located adjacent to the DART Tyler/Vernon station.

Obtain Organic Certification Online

The Texas Organic Research Center (TORC) is offering what no other university or school has— a degree program with certification in organic gardening, farming, horticulture and agriculture.

Burleson Jellystone Park Voted Best in Country

Launched in 1969, the Jellystone Park system is the second largest chain of campgrounds in the U.S., with 82 campgrounds, more than 17,000 campsites and vacation rentals in 32 states and four Canadian provinces.

Earth Day Texas 2017 is Coming in April

Held from April 20 to 23 at Fair Park, Earth Day Texas is the world’s largest eco-conference and exhibition and this year it will include EARTHxFilm.

Take the Bus to School for Free

Starting in January, all Dallas County Community College District students can use a free DART Student GoPass for classes and travel around town. More riders on DART means fewer students on the road, better air quality and fewer gallons of gasoline consumed.

Climbing for Charity

In the ninth annual Big D Climb, the biggest such event in North Texas, participants will race up 70 stories of stairs at Bank of America Plaza in Downtown Dallas on January 28 to raise money for blood cancer research.
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Protecting Pollinators

Maryland Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

Airline Air

Recirculating Jet Air Linked to Illness

Eat Safer

Website Screens Packaging for Toxin

Lobster Liberation

Monks Free Creatures from Certain Doom

Smog Begone

California Aims Even Higher on Emission Controls

Reforesting India

Massive Tree-Planting Against Climate Change

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