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March / April 2018 Digital Edition

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Natural Awakenings Magazine of Greater Richmond
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Richmond, VA 23221
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Letter from Publisher

Letter from The Publisher

Letter from The Publisher

As we begin to welcome spring, my thoughts turn to the gardeners and farmers that have been busy at work planting the seeds that will yield marvelous bounty in the weeks and months to come.
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Local Healthy Food Guide

Looking for businesses and organizations offering locally sourced, sustainable, organic, gluten-free, vegetarian and/or vegan options?

LOCAL FOOD MOVEMENT

Real Local RVA is a grassroots group of local businesses working together to educate consumers in the Richmond area about the importance of buying locally produced food.

BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) treatments may sound foreign or redundant. However, understanding the hormones that play a role in our everyday health, and the treatment options available, is important to our sense of well-being.
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Gardening Asanas

Yoga Poses to Stay Pain-Free
Overdoing garden work can produce aches and pains, but by integrating yoga positions while planting and weeding, we can emerge pain-free after hours of being on our knees and bending.

Indigenous Wisdom

Elders Urge Us to Reimagine Life
Indigenous elders from around the world meet together to pass down four sacred gifts of wisdom we would do well to heed.

Nature’s Remedies

How Animals Self-Medicate
Creatures in the wild ranging from microbes to elephants cope with parasites, pests and pain using natural substances; it all suggests why our preserving the natural world is good for us, too.

Healthy Climate, Healthy People

Why a Warming Planet is Harming Our Health
As the Earth slowly heats up, we’re being affected by rising allergens, disaster-related trauma and the increase in insects carrying dangerous diseases.
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‘Sink’ Setback

Tropical Forests Releasing Excess Carbon

Clear Gain

Window-Like Solar Cells Could Power 40 Percent of U.S. Needs

Distributed Power

Energy Users Control Own Supplies

Scientists’ Security

France Welcomes Beleaguered Climate Researchers

Transforming Plastics

Mobile Trashpresso Turns Trash into Tiles

Top Polluters

Just 100 Companies Emit Most Global Emissions

Chrysalis Institute

Community Calendar

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Wirzba to Lecture on The Gift of Food

Humans are creatures dependent upon food; it is the basis for our survival and it plays a major role in determining our health and well-being.

Taking Dentistry to New Heights with Lasers

Dr. Hart uses pain-free, low-light laser therapy to put the body’s tissue into an optimum state of healing after a procedure has been performed.

A New Home for Chrysalis Institute

The new location will include an urban meditation garden on the front patio, a gallery showcasing art by Chrysalis members, staff offices and a 1,200-square-foot classroom and lecture space. It will be open, airy and welcoming, with abundant natural light.

The Foot & Ankle Center Joins Forces with FASMA

Streamlined business practices and increased leverage in the rapidly changing healthcare environment free Dr. Waskin and his staff to focus on what they do best, providing high quality care to their patients.

Restore-PT Finds New Location

Restore-PT has moved to 2418 East Franklin Street, Suite 115. The new location is in the historic Church Hill Gables building at the corner of North 25th Street.

It’s All About the Babies

The third annual Nurture RVA Birth and Baby Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 21, at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Experience Dining as a Food Performance

The E.A.T. Foundation, a local nonprofit seeking to promote food equity, is hosting a five-to-seven-course pop-up fundraising dinner at 7 p.m. on March 15 at the Firehouse Theatre

Celebrate RVA Earth Day in Manchester

The Manchester area continues to thrive as a creative and cultural hub in Richmond.

It’s Tree Time!

This year, a new lesson plan about conservation of natural resources has been added to the Educator’s Guide section of the website.

Vibrational Sound Workshop with David Hulse

Virginians for Health Freedom (Va4HF) is sponsoring an intensive 12-hour Phase I Vibrational Sound workshop introducing fifth-dimensional energy vitality techniques from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 28 and 29 at the Airport Hilton Garden Inn.
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Erin Mahone

Local writer, storyteller, producer and mental health advocate Erin Mahone has written her first book, If You Could See Me: Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity.

Lelia Kormanec

Lelia Kormanec is the newest chiropractic assistant at Dominion Chiropractic Clinic.

Well Into Life Massage & Bodywork

Well Into Life Massage & Bodywork has added Shakia Padgett and Elizabeth Reckard to their skilled team of therapists.