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Welcome to Natural Awakenings Online

July Edition

Independent Media &
Summer Harvest

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See More »Letter from Publisher

Letter From Publisher

For this issue’s themes of Happiness and Balanced Man, I turned to my favorite sage for inspiration and he did not disappoint.
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Healthy Living Kitchen Nurtures Health Coaches

“People want to get healthy, but often don’t have a clear path, and can get confused with all the conflicting information that’s out there. Health coaches serve as this guide and have a very high success rate when they work with people. Whether it's a diagnosis from their doctor or personal goals, they want to achieve; coaches keep people focused."

Encouraging Positive Divorce in Camp Hill

What if, as you and your ex embarked on the rest of your separate lives, you felt confident, loved and supported in the same way that you did when you got married?

Finding Well-Being in the Woods

Just 30 minutes north of Harrisburg on 144 wooded acres in peaceful Duncannon, Pennsylvania, the nonprofit Amethyst Retreat Center provides a respite from life’s hustle and bustle, regularly offering nature retreats, environmental education programs and workshops in yoga, meditation, mindfulness practices and tai chi.
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Cool Chow

Icy Treats for Hot Summer Days
With a little time and ingenuity, we can ease our furry friends through the heat with homemade icy preparations of fruit, veggies and poultry.

Mom’s Kitchen Counter Cooking School

Kids That Learn to Cook Grow Up Eating Healthier
Cooking is a skill passed along from mother to child, which is why it’s important to spend time in the kitchen teaching our children how to measure, pour and stir.

Signs That You’ve Found Your Calling

When you’re on track with your life purpose, the people and money you need to fulfill your calling flow to you in unexpected ways.

Real News That Matters

Independent Media Tell Us the Truth
The monopolistic control of mainstream media means that we often get only one side of the story on crucial eco-issues, topics such as healing and spirituality, and upbeat markers of progress.
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Serenity on Tap

Dissolve Float Spa floatation therapy is now open at 2211 Market Street, in Camp Hill, with three private float rooms.

Second Saturdays at Sonnewald

Hosted by the Sonnewald Life Institute, Second Saturdays at Sonnewald will be held on the tranquil grounds of the chemical-free Sonnewald Farm.

Reiki for Charity Day

Reiki by Rickie ~ ReikiSpace & Learning Place will host a fundraiser for the Harrisburg YWCA Emergency Shelter for Women and Children from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 25.

Cultivating Forgiveness Workshop

Avalonian Moon is presenting a Forgiveness Playshop led by Elaine Torrance-Gingrich from 1 to 3 p.m., June 18, at Free Spirit Yoga of Hershey, exploring what it means to forgive, why it's important to forgive and ways we can forgive and let go through meditation, exercises and discussion.

Learn to Appreciate Meals Mindfully

Fern Wilson, a Natural Gourmet Institute graduate and certified health coach, will present a Mindful Eating Workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., June 7, at Bee Present Wellness.

After 20 Years, The Healthy Grocer Under New Ownership

As The Healthy Grocer celebrates its 20th anniversary of offering consumers a natural and organic alternative to groceries, produce and supplements, founder Jeff Wolfson is retiring and turning over the reins to new owner William Roche.

2016 Local Food Guide Now Available

The 2016 Buy Fresh Buy Local (BFBL) Food Guide includes detailed information on more than 60 BFBL partner farms, markets, bakeries, restaurants, nurseries, butchers, wineries and other locations where consumers can find farm-fresh products.

Absolute Pilates Expands to the East Shore

Absolute Pilates will hold a grand opening event on June 11 at 3940 Linglestown Road, in Harrisburg on the East Shore, with free classes, prizes, and shopping at their new fifth location.
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Kudos - Capstone Medical

Capstone Medical Associates, specializing in anti-aging skin care, is adding esthetic services that include waxing, facials and body treatments.

Kudos - Halifax Dentistry

Amanda Smeltz has joined the staff of Halifax Dentistry as a full-time expanded function dental assistant

Kudos - Basic Earth Essentials

Basic Earth Essentials, in Lancaster, is now Leaping Bunny certified; an international standard for cruelty-free products

Kudos - Om My Yoga

Om My Yoga is celebrating its fifth anniversary

Kudos - Rachel Benbow

Rachel Benbow, a local massage therapist and CranioSacral therapist, was chosen to present her national award-winning case report at the Seattle International Massage Therapy Research Conference in May.
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Calcium Pills Don’t Build Bone Health

Supplements Have Little Effect on Density

Colorful Produce Slows Cell Aging

Carotenoids Linked to Longevity

Energy Drinks Harm the Heart

Produces Abnormalities and Raises Blood Pressure

ADHD Meds Weaken Kids’ Bones

Prescription Medicine Linked to Osteopenia

Neurotoxins Identified in Everyday Items

Six New Substances to Be Aware Of

Osteopathy Alleviates Low Back Pain

Alternative Treatment for Sufferers

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2015 Wellness Profiles

Pamela Howard, DC, CCT Advanced Thermal Imaging

Clinical Thermography

Dr. Linda Stern

Healing Creatures Animal Hospital Integrative Holistic Veterinary Hospital

Tammy del Sol, DMD Colonial Dental Group

New Advancement in Full Dentures

Rickie Freedman, RMT, PT Reiki by Rickie ~ ReikiSpace & Learning Place


Jacqui Cassel, Jacqui & Company

Personal and Business Coaching

Magali Diskus Essential Vision Coaching

Life Coaching, Energy Healing and Intuitive Readings

David Sullivan, DC

Chiropractic Neurology

Dr. Julie Madeira Niedwick, DC, DICCP Madeira

Chiropractic Pregnancy and Pediatric Chiropractic

Carol E. Layton, DMD, MAGD, MND, AIAOMT

Mercury-Free/Mercury-Safe Dentistry

Dr. Owen W. Allison Susquehanna Dental Arts

Mercury-Safe Holistic Family Dentistry

Jessica Shoemaker, BS, ND Alternative Healthcare Consultant

Dr. Thomas D. Gault Gault Wellness Center

Weight Loss and Nutrition/Chiropractic and Pain Relief

Pentti J. Nupponen, DMD, MAGd, FIND, CNC, FIAOMT

Holistic Integrative Dentistry

Jeffrey J. Backenstoes, DO, ABAARM, FAARFM Kim M. Backenstoes, Certified lifestyle health coach

Traditional and Alternative Medicine/ Medically Directed Weight Loss

Elaine C. Torrance-Gingrich, Avalonian Moon

Law of Attraction Life Coach
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See More »Global Briefs

Moth Misery

Bright Lights Drive Them to Extinction


Fresh Veggies Come Direct to Offices

GMO-Free Pioneer

New Grain Transport to be Contaminant-Free

Fish Fried

New Numbers Confirm Global Overfishing

Toxic Teflon

Scientists Increasingly Find It Dangerous

Recycling Nutrients

Animal Droppings Help Forests Absorb CO2