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IN THIS ISSUE: March 2020

Mar 02, 2020 11:38AM ● By Terry Chriswell
Read the entire issue here or see individual articles below.

March 2020 Publishers' Letter
A growing number of Americans are moving away from meat and toward plant-based foods, for the promise of glowing health and expanding culinary horizons. Writer April Thompson shares the secrets of making this a seamless transition in “The Roots of Good Health: Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet.” Then, she gives us the recipes to match in “Meatless Makeover: A Plant-Based Spin on Classic Dishes.”

Plants also play a starring role in other important aspects of our lives: writer Marlaina Donato’s “Vegan Fitness: A Healthy Choice for Body and Planet” explains how eating lower on the food chain benefits body, soul and the environment.

Don’t miss Julie Peterson’s enlightening article, “Hemp Gets Hot: Meet the Hardest Working Plant on the Planet.” A crop that was illegal in U.S. soil for about 50 years is now reaching for the sun as this no-buzz cousin to marijuana fuels high hopes among farmers, agricultural researchers, manufacturers and consumers for its use in a host of fiber-based products and its
potential to combat climate change.

Be sure to check out all that Natural Awakenings has to offer this month, including the Wise Words of author Ronnie Cummins, founder of the Organic Consumers Association, on the future of regenerative agriculture in sequestering greenhouse gases and the power of growing a movement. 

The time is now to consider our role as stewards of the planet and protect that which holds everything we need to flourish as a species.

Here’s to your health!

Heart Coherence Reduces Stress  Anxiety

Heart Coherence Reduces Stress & Anxiety

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Benefits of Sound Therapy

Benefits of Sound Therapy

Have you heard the adage “music soothes the savage beast”? It’s not just a fable. Science confirms sound and vibrational therapies change brainwave frequencies and the nervous system, low... Read More » 


Functional Medicine Practitioners Solve the Puzzle

Functional Medicine Practitioners Solve the Puzzle

Our current healthcare system compartmentalizes the body and addresses symptoms instead of the root cause of diseases and conditions. Read More » 


Healing Anxiety with Food

Healing Anxiety with Food

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19th Annual Spring Holistic Fair March 14th  15th

19th Annual Spring Holistic Fair March 14th & 15th

Explore alternative choices for taking care of your body, mind, spirit and our environment at the 19th Annual Spring Holistic Fair from Belu Olisa Holistic Fairs. Read More » 



Catch Some Rays to Boost Gut Health

Evidence is emerging of a skin-gut axis that links UVB exposure to the microbiome, a finding that has implications for those suffering from autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Read More » 


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Cut Back on Sugar and Carbs to Improve Sleep

Researchers find women who consume a diet high in refined carbohydrates—particularly added sugars and processed grains—are more likely to develop insomnia. Read More » 



Green Flying: First Commercial E-Plane Makes History

Canada-based Harbour Air has launched the first successful test flight of an all-electric aircraft. Read More » 


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Waste-to-Energy ‘Matterhorn’: Sustainable Power With a Recreational Bonus

Copenhagen has dramatically refashioned the look and function of a power station with Copenhill, a waste-to-power plant that powers homes and includes a ski slope, a climbing wall and more. Read More » 



Viva Agave: Tequila Waste Turned into Bio-Straws

Tequila maker Jose Cuervo has initiated an eco-friendly process of salvaging the leftover agave fibers from its distilling process and upcycling them into biodegradable drinking straws. Read More » 



Sunscreen Sanction: Palau Bans Chemicals to Save Reefs

Palau is the first country in the world to ban ecologically harmful sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Read More » 


Natural Awakenings Looking for Cover Artists

Natural Awakenings Looking for Cover Artists

Natural Awakenings magazine is extending a call for cover art and accepting submissions from creative individuals that would like to see their work featured nationally. Read More » 


Ronnie Cummins on Growing a Movement

Ronnie Cummins on Growing a Movement

Human rights activist, journalist, author and co-founder of the Organic Consumers Association Ronnie Cummins on regenerative farming, organic food, climate change and the Green New Deal. Read More » 



The Roots of Good Health: Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

Discover the many benefits of adapting a plant-based diet lifestyle and how to best get started with the right flavorful foods. Read More » 


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Meatless Makeover: A Plant-Based Spin on Classic Dishes

How to turn classic meat recipes into healthy, plant-based versions without losing any taste or texture including vegan popcorn chicken, walnut tacos and mushroom, sage and onion Wellington. Read More » 



Soothing Scents: Smells of Nature Lower Physiological Stress

Researchers find that natural scents can help to reduce stress. Read More » 


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Try Vitamins and Garlic to Lower Gastric Cancer Risk

Chinese researchers discover that antibiotics and vitamin/mineral supplements, specifically supplemental garlic, protects against gastric cancer. Read More » 


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Hemp Gets Hot: Meet the Hardest Working Plant on the Planet

Environmentally friendly industrial hemp has created high hopes among farmers, agricultural researchers, manufacturers and consumers. Read More » 


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Vegan Fitness: A Healthy Choice for Body and Planet

A balanced vegan diet can provide everything an active body needs for muscle mass, stamina and recovery while lowering the risk of heart disease. Read More » 


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