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February Issue

Living Courageously
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Letter from The Publisher

As I was reading the article in this issue on exercise balls, I was reminded of some fun experiences I’ve had with these large “beachy” balls. I used to ride horses, dressage specifically. Years ago, I took a workshop intended to help with balance and core strengthening for dressage riding.
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What Is Holistic Dentistry?

As you look through the pages of this issue of Natural Awakenings and see the advertisements for holistic dentists, you may be asking yourself, “Exactly how is that philosophy different from what ‘conventional’ dentists do?”

Medical Marijuana Combined with Yoga Can Create Deeper Body Awareness

It’s a late Saturday afternoon, 4:20 to be exact. The sun is just beginning to start its transition toward evening. A small disparate group gathers under a commercial carport at a downtown Phoenix business.

The Thyroid-Gut Connection

The thyroid is a small organ that secretes hormones that controls the body’s temperature, heartbeat and brain processing, in addition to basically maintaining homeostasis throughout the body. This little organ has a big job to do, and unfortunately it can malfunction, creating a host of problems.
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City Homesteading

Creating Sustainable Urban Living
Across the country, people in communities of all sizes are crafting ways to grow food, build eco-homes and live in harmony with the environment and each other.

Self-Love

Silent film star Charlie Chaplin shares wisdom gained through a long, well-lived life.

Do-Good Dogs Do Almost Anything

Service Animals Train to Help People in Need
Able to do open doors, pick up items, brace their person against falls and call 911, service dogs create a more active and pleasurable life for people living with disabilities.

Rising Above Adversity

How to Strengthen Your Resilience Muscle
By choosing self-direction instead of self-pity, we can turn difficult times into opportunities to grow and even thrive.
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News Briefs

Third Annual PHX Vegan Food Festival to Be Held February 24 at Larger Venue

The PHX Vegan Food Festival, presented by Davisson Entertainment, returns Saturday, February 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with one-hour early entry for VIP ticket holders.

Sprouts Expands Home Delivery Through Partnership with Instacart

Sprouts Farmers Market will offer home delivery in all of its major markets through a new partnership with Instacart, beginning in the healthy grocer’s home state of Arizona, where it has started rolling out the service.

The Love America Tour—An Evening with Marianne Williamson

American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer Marianne Williamson is touring this year to spark discussion about how a revolution in consciousness paves the way to both personal and national renewal.

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Range Brutality

Shooting Wild Horses and Burros

Renewable Payoff

Germany Undergoes an Energy Renaissance

Auto Revolution

Industry Revs Up for Electric Car Future

Sealife Sanctuary

Greenpeace Lobbies to Create Huge Antarctic Preserve

Bottle Buyback

Britain May Charge Deposit to Reduce Bottle Litter

Bureaucratic Bungle

Monsanto Still Gaming the System

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See More »Health Briefs

Big Breakfast, Lower Body Mass

Eat More in the Morning, Less at Dinnertime

Zinc Inhibits Throat Cancer

Supplements Affect Esophageal Cancer Growth

Moderate Exercise Guards Against Depression

Mental Health Benefits of Fitness

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Slightly Higher Risk Involved

Third-Person Self-Talk Aids in Emotional Control

Talking to Ourselves Helps

Chocolate and Olive Oil Help Heart Health

Combination Lowers Cholesterol and Blood Pressure