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Welcome to Natural Awakenings Online

July Issue

Farmers Rooted in Health
& Anti-Inflammatory Diet

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Grandma's Garden

We didn’t live on a farm or in a rural area, yet for us and most of our neighbors, vegetable gardening was a normal part of everyday life.
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Spiral Path Farm: Harvesting Nutritious, Flavorful Food for 40 Years

“Our family provides an opportunity to taste the difference of nutrient-dense produce grown in organic soil,” - Lucas Brownback

Sonnewald Farm to Resume Production

A permaculture design study is underway to ensure that all goals are met and the natural ecosystems are not adversely affected.

Fruits and Vegetables Combat Inflammation

Summer is a great time to incorporate carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables into your meals and snacks.

Advancing the Art and Science of Sustainable Farming

The Soil Institute is PASA’s initiative to advance the art and science of sustainable farming through education and research.

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program Update

The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program (Act 16 of 2016) has grown significantly since it was signed into law just over two years ago and continues to expand in positive directions for patients across the Commonwealth.
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Why More Pets Are Getting Cancer

GMO Toxins Permeate Pet Foods
Skyrocketing cancer rates among dogs can most likely be traced to GMOs in their pet foods and Roundup toxins sprayed on lawns, say veterinarians and other scientists.

Gary Griggs on What We Must Do to Save Our Coasts

About half of the planet’s population lives in coastal areas, and building seawalls to hold back hurricanes and rising ocean waters is only a temporary solution.

Art that Inspires Action

Artists Work to Save Nature’s Beauty
By using marine debris, steel, twigs and even snow, artists are incorporating the natural world into their work while simultaneously sending out an SOS from the planet.

Organic Farmers: Growing America’s Health

Restoring the Nutritional Value of Crops
Across the country, farmers are experimenting with new ways to grow food having higher nutritional content and a positive environmental impact.
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Summer Hours at Hope Hill

Hope Hill Lavender Farm will be open four days a week in July. The farm store will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Sonnewald Realizes Educational Goal

Sonnewald Natural Foods has opened a booth at York’s historic Central Market in collaboration with Sonnewald Life Institute on First Fridays, open from 5 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month.

Reiki Center Expands to Camp Hill

Reiki by Rickie ~ ReikiSpace & Learning Place, Harrisburg area's first Reiki Center, has expanded to the west shore as ReikiSpace West, 3461 Market Street, Suite 105, in Camp Hill.

Meditate in Peaceful Silence

Unity of Harrisburg is conducting Project Peace, “an hour of silent group meditation for ourselves, our city and the world,” at 7 p.m., July 5, and the first Thursday of every month.

Mind/Body Services Without the Wait

Toddes' Healing House has opened at 3607 Rosemont Avenue, in Camp Hill, offering reiki and Healing Touch II with reasonable prices and early and later appointments.

Take Classes with a Buddhist Nun

Mending Roots Wellness will host a class with Kelsang Chondzin, an American Buddhist nun and experienced Buddhist teacher, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., every Wednesday except July 25.

Step up to the Suspension Barre

The Studio by Absolute Pilates is offering a new class format of Suspension Barre—the melding of two current favorites in the fitness world—suspension training and barre.

Organic Ice Tea Available at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Coffeehouse is offering organic homemade lemonade all summer until Labor Day.

Carlisle Bowenwork is Growing

Tony Patti, the newest practitioner at Carlisle Bowenwork Center for Wholistic Health and Wellness, is making an introductory offer through July 31.

Celebrate Summer in Holly Springs

Mella Luna Studios will hold an open house event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 14, with 20 percent off...

Professional Training for Yoga Teachers

The Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts is offering a 200-hour teacher training course beginning September 21 at Yoga at Simply Well in Carlisle.

Return to the Basics on a Family Farm

The Community Alliance For Responsible Eco-farming (CARE) will present the Seventh Annual Family Days on the Farm from 4 to 8 p.m., July 27, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 28, at Green Hills Farm.

Learn About the Power of Heartfulness

Two local book readings with Q&A will coincide with the release of The Heartfulness Way, by Kamlesh D. Patel and Joshua Pollock.

A Weekend of Buddhist Tradition

Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple of Pennsylvania will conduct a Loving Kindness retreat in South Central Pennsylvania from 6 p.m., July 20, through 3 p.m., July 22, at the Amethyst Retreat Center.

Aromatherapy Comes to Bartell Healthcare

Bartell Healthcare Center has added Jennica Hockley to the staff. She is certified in the AromaTouch Technique developed by Dr. David Hill, a leading expert in integrative medicine and therapeutic application of essential oils.
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Kudos

Kudos - Susquehanna Dental Arts

Amy Fanning has joined the front office staff at Susquehanna Dental Arts.

Kudos - Om Baby

Om Baby Pregnancy & Parenting Center is the recipient of a 2018 Central Penn Parent Family Favorite Award for one of the top three yoga studios in Central Pennsylvania.
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Warming Planet Will Worsen Sleep

Rising Temperatures to Cause Restless Nights

Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors

Increases Cognitive Function and Reduces Fatigue

Eating Apples and Tomatoes Repairs Lungs

Fresh Fruits Heal Damage

Steam Baths Ease Allergies

Helps to Reduce Symptoms

Bee Venom Is Powerful Lyme Disease Remedy

More Effective than Antibiotics

Walking Speed May Predict Dementia

Slow Pace Could Indicate Cognitive Decline

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Meat Menace

Animal Product Emissions Rival Oil

Loving It

Fast Food Giants Finally Address Plastic Pollution

In Vitro Corals

Scientists Help Repropagate Vanishing Reefs

Algae Alchemy

Dutch Turn Seaweed into 3-D Household Items

Big Save

Conservation Project Protects Part of Amazon

Pooch Patrol

Smart Vest Could Increase Neighborhood Safety