Providing a Holistic Approach to Wellness

Spotlight on Sarah Shakeri and Happy Heart Health Happy Heart Health is a coaching service, founded by Sarah Shakeri, that guides individuals to optimal health and well-being. Through goal setting, sustainable lifestyle and nutritional changes in a supportive environment, clients achieve tremendous results. It starts with a willingness to imagine having more energy, feeling better in one’s body, improving fitness, ... Read More »

Rethinking Cancer

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar Cancer is the scariest, most deadly and misunderstood of diseases. One in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives. There’s no question that cancer is on the rise. Cancer treatment needs to be customized for each patient as there is no one-size-fits-all treat. If you or someone you love is diagnosed with ... Read More »

Inviting Intimacy and Ease with Feng Shui

Have you ever felt boxed into a corner, up against a wall, drained or as if something is ‘hanging over you’? It’s amazing how our visual perspective affects the way our minds “see things!” Using feng shui’s ba-gua as a ‘map’, we can explore our homes in a new way, seeing how both the structure and the contents of our ... Read More »

Exercise and Hydration

by Dr. Vishal Verma Whether you are training for an athletic event, exercising for your health or simply shooting a game of hoops with your friends, it is essential that you remain properly hydrated. Good hydration begins with drinking the appropriate amount of water before, during and after any type of physical activity. Water is used by the body to ... Read More »

Letter From the Publisher

Dear Friends, It has been about four years since we tackled the subject of Rethinking Cancer as a major theme in Natural Awakenings. Since then, it seems like the landscape has changed dramatically, at least from my perspective. As I had come to publishing from a different professional world of Capitol Hill, alternative protocols and advances in detection and treatment ... Read More »

Take a Hike

Escape into Nature with a Day Trip by Marlaina Donato To many, hiking means long-distance treks through forests or backpacking remote terrain. “In reality, it’s more about getting out into green areas close to home,” says Wesley Trimble, of the American Hiking Society. “It’s about immersion in nature.” Day hiking can be easily tailored to personal preferences and interests. “Excellent ... Read More »

How Changing Our Thinking Changes Everything

by April Thompson For 40 years, Social Psychologist Ellen Langer has conducted pioneering research on the power of our minds to shape health and well-being. Langer’s work demonstrates that changing what we think and believe can transform not only our experiences but also our bodies—a once-radical idea now common among neuroscientists. Her unconventional experiments often involve mind tricks: taking elders’ ... Read More »

Roses Are Red and Full of Health Benefits

Roses hold many valuable properties. They are not only a beautiful flower on the outside, they are also beautiful within. The rose is a symbol of love and most of us associate red roses with Valentine’s Day, but we can enjoy roses every day of the year. Rose essential oil is known for being an aphrodisiac, due to its sensual ... Read More »

Alkaline Your Body and Boost your Immunity

by Melissa Brescia An alkaline body is a strong and healthy body, one that can easily ward off illness and prevent disease. Maintaining an alkaline body is directly related to how healthy we are and how good we feel. However, keeping ourselves alkaline isn’t always easy. Thanks to processed food, environmental stressors, medications, excess sugar and too much caffeine, our ... Read More »

How and Why the Body Can Detox

by Ryan Kneessi, N.D. Humans are exposed to more deadly pollutants, toxins and synthetic chemicals today than ever before. Countless technological and industrial advancements have occurred in the past 100 years allowing us a life of convenience, comfort and entertainment. In the United States alone there are over 80,000 different chemicals used in the market today, with an average of ... Read More »