Enflamed Water Home Flame Retardants Found in River

Enflamed Water Home Flame Retardants Found in River - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthScientists with the Washington Toxics Coalition tested household dust and laundry wastewater from 20 homes in the state’s cities of Longview and Vancouver and took samples of incoming and outgoing flow from two wastewater treatment plants that discharge into the Columbia River, the Northwest’s biggest waterway. Continue Reading

Eco-Eating Town Eateries Embrace Sustainability

Eco-Eating Town Eateries Embrace Sustainability - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthThe city of Maplewood, Missouri, outside St. Louis, has teamed up with the Green Dining Alliance to become the area’s first Green Dining District, with at least 25 percent of all of its independently owned businesses certified by the Green Dining Alliance (GDA). Continue Reading

Dirty Dollars Stores Filled with Toxic Products

Dirty Dollars Stores Filled with Toxic Products - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthHealthyStuff, a project of the Michigan based Ecology Center, in collaboration with the Campaign for Healthier Solutions (CHS), has released a report, A Day Late and a Dollar Short: Discount Retailers are Falling Behind on Safer Chemicals, about toxic chemicals found in dollar store products. Continue Reading

Corporate Climate Companies Slowly Embrace Sustainability

Corporate Climate Companies Slowly Embrace Sustainability - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthThe 2015 State of Green Business report (Tinyurl. com/2015GreenBusinessReport), which assesses the environmental performances of companies worldwide, along with the trends to watch, is produced by GreenBiz, in partnership with Trucost. Continue Reading

To Get Healthy, Get a Healthy Partner

To Get Healthy, Get a Healthy Partner - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthHaving a healthier partner may be one of the best things to do for our own health. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine finds that losing weight, stopping smoking or becoming more active is easier with a partner that has led the way in any or all healthy pursuits. Continue Reading

Give Kids a Head Start Toward a Science Career

Give Kids a Head Start Toward a Science Career - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex North

Camp Invention, for students entering grades one through six, features lessons exploring connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children work together to seek solutions to real-world problems, turn ordinary into extraordinary and sharpen critical 21st-century learning skills in several fascinating modules. Continue Reading

Weight Gain in Moms Lowers Toxins in Newborns

Weight Gain in Moms Lowers Toxins in Newborns - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthMany expectant mothers try to know about everything they put into and onto their bodies as multiple studies are finding that infants are exposed to toxins during pregnancy. A new study of 325 expectant mothers has determined that the baby’s exposure to toxins in the womb decreases when the mother’s weight gain during pregnancy approaches the guidelines recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2009. Continue Reading

Italian Court Links Boy’s Autism to a Vaccine

 

Italian Court Links Boy’s Autism to a Vaccine - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth MetroplexLast September, a Milan Court held in favor of plaintiffs that claimed that three doses of the hexavalent GlaxoSmithKline vaccine Infanrix Hexa that were administered to an infant beginning in 2006 caused autism later when he was a young boy. The vaccine is used for polio, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B, whooping cough and haemophilus influenzae type B. Continue Reading

Meditation Improves Brain Health

Meditation Improves  Brain Health - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthHarvard Medical School researchers working at the Massachusetts General Hospital have determined that meditation can improve brain health. The researchers studied 16 volunteers that took part in an eight-week mindfulness meditation study at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. Continue Reading

Natural Awakenings Helps Sponsor The Real Truth About Health Conference in Orlando

Natural Awakenings Helps Sponsor The Real Truth About Health Conference in Orlando - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthMore than 30 of the most popular and influential leading thought leaders, experts and authors from a wide variety of wellness fields will be sharing their knowledge, insights and remedies at The Real Truth About Health Conference from May 22 to 31 at the Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Conference Center, in Orlando. Continue Reading