Hormone-Happy Foods The Right Choices Make Our Bodies Hum

Hormone-Happy Foods The Right Choices Make Our Bodies Hum - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthOur body’s hormones work like an orchestra. When one instrument is out of tune, the entire production struggles to maintain harmony. Each plays a part in influencing the others and determining how well the whole concert works. Continue Reading

Dignity First Most End-of-Life Care in U.S. Neglects Patient Needs

Dignity First Most End-of-Life Care in U.S. Neglects Patient Needs - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthThe U.S. healthcare system is not properly designed to meet the needs of patients nearing the end of life and those of their families, and major changes to the system are necessary, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine, Dying inAmerica: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Nearthe End of Life. Continue Reading

Water Cartons Paper Can Easily Replace Plastic

Water Cartons Paper Can Easily Replace Plastic - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthThe Boxed Water is Better company was launched in 2009 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to provide a more sustainable alternative to the ubiquitous plastic containers that are made from petroleum products, have big carbon footprints and clog U.S. landfills. Continue Reading

Corn Guzzler Downsides of Ethanol

Corn Guzzler Downsides of Ethanol - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthEthanol, which makes up 10 percent of the gasoline available at filling stations, together with other biofuels made from crops, appeared to be a way to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. However, recent research shows that the federal government’s push to up production of corn-derived ethanol as a gasoline additive since the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard was enacted in 2007 has instead expanded our national carbon footprint and contributed to a range of other problems. Continue Reading

Pristine Protection America’s Huge New Underwater Park

Pristine Protection America's Huge New Underwater Park - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthThe Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument— about 470,000 square miles of ocean surrounding a couple of remote U.S. Pacific islands—is now officially set aside to protect its pristine habitat from deep-sea mining and commercial fishing. Continue Reading

Om-Based Care Holistic Healers Reach Out to the Underserved

Om-Based Care Holistic Healers Reach Out to the Underserved - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthAn annual report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that up to 33 percent of uninsured people are avoiding needed treatment for economic reasons. Lifestyle changes and natural remedies like yoga and massage therapy can be highly effective when treating conditions such as high blood pressure, depression or aching joints, and groups nationwide are making these modalities more affordable for everyone. Continue Reading

Safer Groceries Landmark Food Law Being Enforced

Safer Groceries Landmark Food Law Being Enforced - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthThe Center for Food Safety (CFS) has reached a settlement agreement (Tinyurl.com/FoodSettlementAgreement) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that sets firm deadlines for the agency to fully enact the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act. A federal court will maintain supervision to ensure FDA compliance. Continue Reading

Toxin-Free and Eco-Friendly Floor Cleaning

Toxin-Free and Eco-Friendly Floor Cleaning - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthThere are many different types of flooring options available depending on a homeowner’s specific needs, but there’s a right and wrong way of cleaning it, especially when someone is chemically sensitive, has children or pets crawling or lying on and potentially licking the floor. The method chosen also affects the carbon footprint. Continue Reading

Pet Anesthesia How to Make it Safe and Easier on Everyone

Pet Anesthesia How to Make it Safe and Easier on Everyone - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthMany pet parents and some veterinarians have an unnecessary fear of animal anesthesia. Addressing some misconceptions about this common medical procedure can be helpful, particularly in regard to older pets. Continue Reading

Smart Solar Japan Floats New Nuclear Alternative

Smart Solar Japan Floats New Nuclear Alternative - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthTwo companies in Japan will begin building two huge new solar power islands that will float on reservoirs, following the inception of the Kagoshima floating solar plant as the country’s largest, which opened in late 2013 just off the country’s southern coast. Continue Reading