Dried Plums Prevent Bone Loss

Dried Plums Prevent Bone Loss - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthConsuming dried plums, Prunus domestica, appears to reduce bone loss and may increase bone mass. Studying 236 post-menopausal women for one year, Florida State University researchers gave half of the women 100 grams of dried plums per day, while the other group received 100 grams of dried apples. Continue Reading

Dulse Seaweed a Heart Health Powerhouse

Dulse Seaweed a Heart Health Powerhouse - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthDulse (palmaria palmata), a protein-rich red seaweed, could become a new protein source to compete with current protein crops like soybeans, according to scientists at Ireland’s Teagasc Food Research Centre. Dulse harvested from October to January usually has the highest protein content. Continue Reading

Preterm Babies Grow Better With Supplements

Preterm Babies Grow Better With Supplements - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthIn a study published earlier this year in Pediatrics, researchers from Liverpool Women’s Hospital gave either a standard diet or that plus multivitamin and mineral supplementation intravenously to 150 preterm infants for 28 days after their birth. Continue Reading

Fruits and Veggies Boost Kids’ Learning and Social Skills

Fruits and Veggies Boost Kids' Learning and Social Skills - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthA study published in the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association finds that increased fruit and vegetableconsumption among school-agechildren may increase learning skillsrelated to interacting with others, asidentified in social cognitive theory. Continue Reading

Essential Oils Effective In Fighting Candida, Mrsa

Essential Oils Effective In Figthing Candida, Mrsa - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth MetroplexEssential oils show promise in preventing infections from the fungi Candida albicans and the bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to several recent studies. Romania’s Polytechnic University of Bucharest researchers found that topical application of the essential oils from Salvia officinalis (sage) and Anethum graveolens (dill) provided significant inhibition against the C. albicans fungi when compared with a standard antiseptic dressing. Continue Reading

GInger and Turmeric Protect Skin from Sun

Ginger and Turmeric Protect Skin from Sun - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthScientists from Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University have found that extracts from ginger and turmeric may help prevent DNA damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, a leading cause of melanoma and other skin cancers. Continue Reading

Make a Difference in Our Air Quality

Make a Difference in Our Air Quality - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthSmall changes can have big impacts when it comes to improving the air in North Texas, and we can be the difference. Reducing the amount of time spent driving alone in a personal vehicle helps improve our air. Things like carpooling, reducing idling, using mass transit, biking and walking all have positive impacts. Continue Reading

Heirloom Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival

Heirloom Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex North Heirloom Productions’ Grapevine Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival will take place at the Grapevine Convention Center on July 19 and 20, with a wide array of products, demonstrations and make-and-takes. Continue Reading

Thinking of Baby Seminar at Guided Path to Health

Thinking of Baby Seminar at Guided Path to Health - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthJill Baumann, certified nutrition consultant and the founder of Guided Path to Health, will talk about the top three mistakes that even healthconscious aspiring moms make that increase their risk of having a child with autism, ADHD, asthma or allergies (4As) in a seminar, titled Thinking of Baby? from 7 to 8:30 p.m., July 17, at HealthWorks Mart, in Plano. Continue Reading

Do You Have Mosquito Legs?

Do You Have Mosquito Legs? - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthThe 34th annual Great Texas Mosquito Festival will take place from July 24 through 26 in Clute, Texas, with nonstop music all three days. Attracting 13,000 visitors, Mascot Willie-Man-Chew, the world’s largest mosquito, at 26 feet long, greets visitors for three fun-filled days of entertainment, food, contests and family fun. Continue Reading