Pre-K Education Linked to Better Health 26 Years Later

Pre-K Education Linked to Better Health 26 Years Later - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthIn addition to an increased likelihood of achieving academic success, children that participate in game-based educational training also have a significantly lower risk of developing future cardiovascular disease, according to University of North Carolina researchers in a paper published this year in Science magazine. Continue Reading

Raisins Lower Blood Pressure And Diabetes Risk

Raisins Lower Blood Pressure And Diabetes Risk - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthResearchers from the University of Kentucky have determined that snacking on raisins can decrease high blood pressure and reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. For 12 weeks, 46 men and women snacked on either processed snack foods or raisins. At the beginning and end of each month, the researchers tested for blood glucose, diabetic risk markers and blood pressure. Continue Reading

Mindfulness Meditation Can Hinder Onset of Alzheimer’s

Mindfulness Meditation Can Hinder Onset of Alzheimer's - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthA pilot study from the Harvard Medical School indicates yet another benefit of meditation. The researchers tested 14 people with mild cognitive impairment, which often leads to Alzheimer’s disease, and provided them with either Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction training or standard care. Continue Reading

Antioxidant Supplements Improve Eye Health

Antioxidant Supplements Improve Eye Health - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthEye health may be improved by taking certain antioxidant supplements, according to researchers at Austria’s Medical University of Vienna. They studied 40 healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 30 split into two groups, giving a control group a placebo pill and the other a supplement containing vitamins C and E, lutein, zeaxanthin, zinc, copper, selenium, gingko biloba, flavonoids, omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-lipoic acid. Continue Reading

Yoga Boosts Hearts, Shrinks Waistlines

Yoga Boosts Hearts Shrinks Waistlines - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthTwo scientific reviews of human clinical research have found that hatha yoga significantly reduces heart disease risk factors. Researchers from Germany’s University of Duisburg-Essen reviewed 44 studies involving more than 3,000 people. Continue Reading

Vitamin D3 Cuts Antibiotic Use by Elderly

Vitamin D3 Cuts Antibiotic Use by Elderly - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthResearch from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, in Australia, has found supplemental vitamin D3 reduces the incidence of infection among seniors. More than 600 subjects, ages 60 to 84, were divided into three groups and for one year took either 1,000 international units (IU) a day of vitamin D3, 2,000 IU a day of vitamin D3, or a placebo. Continue Reading

Licorice Root Reduces Dangerous Fat

Licorice Root Reduces Dangerous Fat - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthA new study published in the journal Nutrafoods has confirmed that licorice extract helps reduce visceral fat in obese adults. The study tested 60 men and 60 women that were clinically obese with body mass index (BMI) scores of over 30. Continue Reading

Healthy Living Expo in Garland

Healthy Living Expo in Garland - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthHealthy Living Expo 2014 will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., September 27, at the Curtis Culwell Center, in Garland, Texas. “Healthy You” exhibitors will offer free vision, hearing, bone density, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. New this year are quick Stop & Learn sessions at booths. Topics include gluten-free cooking, composting, rain barrels and soil preparation. Continue Reading

Experience Access Bars for Free

Experience Access Bars for Free - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthLona Smith, a certified facilitator of managed wellness by Access Consciousness, is holding free trial sessions during the month of September, for those interested in experiencing sessions of Access Bars, which employ a set of tools and techniques that facilitate participants to occupy a place where they can function without judgment, without reason or justification and create a life that goes beyond the limitations of what the rest of the world thinks is important. Continue Reading

Autumn at the Arboretum Festival

Autumn at the Arboretum Festival - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthThe ninth annual Tour des Fleurs 10/20K race around White Rock Lake kicks off the opening of autumn at the Arboretum Festival at 7 a.m., September 20. A post-race celebration will follow at the Dallas Arboretum for live entertainment, food vendors and adult beverages. Continue Reading