Recipe Corner: Luscious Libations for Grown Up Gatherings Smashed Raspberry Lemonade

Smashed Raspberry Lemonade - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthSmashed Raspberry Lemonade (For those 21 or over, contains alcohol) Luscious Libations Recipe by SodaStream Continue Reading

Recipe Corner: Luscious Libations for Grown Up Gatherings Ginger-Honey Lemonade

Ginger-Honey Lemonade - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthGinger-Honey Lemonade (For those 21 or over, contains alcohol) Luscious Libations Recipe by SodaStream Continue Reading

Recipe Corner: Luscious Libations for Grown Up Gatherings Cucumber Heat

Cucumber Heat - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthCucumber Heat  (For those 21 or over, contains alcohol) Luscious Libations Recipe by SodaStream Continue Reading

Recipe Corner: Luscious Libations for Grown Up Gatherings Hawaiian Burst

Hawaiian Burst - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex North Hawaiian Burst Luscious Libations Recipe by SodaStream Continue Reading

Healthier Beverages from SodaStream

Healthier Beverages from SodaStream - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthFor more than 100 years, SodaStream International has been helping people enjoy refreshing sparkling beverages. In 1903, Guy Hugh Gilbey, of the London gin distillers W & A Gilbey, Ltd., created an “apparatus for aerating liquids”. This revolutionary piece of equipment, which enabled owners to turn ordinary water into something quite exciting for the time; light, effervescent, bubbly refreshment, was in high demand among royals and the upper class society of London. Continue Reading

Medicinal Mushrooms Boost Athletic Performance

Medicinal Mushrooms Boost Athletic Performance - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthResearch from Italy’s Pavia University found two medicinal mushroom species—cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis) and reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)— significantly improve race performances and recovery times among competitive cyclists. The researchers studied seven male cyclists that had competitively raced for more than 10 years. Continue Reading

Flaxseed Lowers Blood Pressure

Flaxseed Lowers Blood Pressure - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthEating flaxseed reduces blood pressure, according to researchers from Canada’s St. Boniface Hospital Research Center. They attribute the effect to its omega-3 fatty acids, lignans and fiber. The researchers examined the effects of flaxseed on systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients with peripheral artery disease, a condition typically marked by hypertension. Continue Reading

Pine Bark Extract Reduces Perimenopausal Symptoms

Pine Bark Extract Reduces Perimenopausal Symptoms - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthResearch published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine confirms that pine bark extract can significantly reduce symptoms of menopause and perimenopause, including restless legs syndrome andhot flashes. For three months, 170 perimenopausalwomen were given 30 milligrams of Pycnogenol patented pine bark extract or a placebo twice a day. Continue Reading

Tough Family Life Linked to Chromosome Aging

Tough Family Life Linked to Chromosome Aging - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthWhen Princeton University researchers analyzed data from a representative sample of 40 African-American boys enrolled in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study that followed children born in major U.S. cities between 1998 and 2000, they determined that those that lived through 9 years of age with less-stable families, such as parents with multiple partners and harsh or hostile parenting styles, had a higher probability of having shorter telomeres compared with other children. Continue Reading

Parents’ Smoking Linked to Artery Damage in Children

Parents' Smoking Linked to Artery Damage in Children - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthResearchers from Australia’s University of Tasmania have found that children exposed to the secondhand smoke of their parents will likely face abnormally thickened carotid arteries later in life. The finding, published in the European Heart Journal, followed 3,776 children that participated in the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study and the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study. Continue Reading