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July / August 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

I hope you are having an amazing summer. Mine is filled with sorting, packing and unpacking—we are moving, again! Locally—into a smaller place, preparing for our impending empty nest.
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Food Inflammation Testing Reveals Hidden Triggers

The patented Food Inflammation Test (FIT) can reveal which foods are causing inflammation and disease, and help develop a personalized nutritional guide to improve a patient’s state of health and energy levels.

CBD Has Health Benefits

Humans have been using cannabis to treat conditions including common autoimmune disorders, seizures and spasms, stress, depression and anxiety, chronic pain, neuropathy, nausea and skin conditions for thousands of years.

No Worries: Cats Naturally Eat Less in Summer

A study from the University of Liverpool School of Veterinary Science has found that cats naturally eat less during the summer, indicating that owners can take such appetite swings in stride.

Is It Safe to Diffuse Essential Oils Near Your Pets?

Do you like to diffuse essential oils, but are nervous about their effects on your dog or cat? Essential oils are safe to diffuse near pets if done properly.

CRITTERTOWN BATHHOUSE & MARKET

CrittertTown BathHouse & Market is a family-owned business started in 1996 and is the first self-service pet wash in the region.
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Why More Pets Are Getting Cancer

GMO Toxins Permeate Pet Foods
Skyrocketing cancer rates among dogs can most likely be traced to GMOs in their pet foods and Roundup toxins sprayed on lawns, say veterinarians and other scientists.

Gary Griggs on What We Must Do to Save Our Coasts

About half of the planet’s population lives in coastal areas, and building seawalls to hold back hurricanes and rising ocean waters is only a temporary solution.

Art that Inspires Action

Artists Work to Save Nature’s Beauty
By using marine debris, steel, twigs and even snow, artists are incorporating the natural world into their work while simultaneously sending out an SOS from the planet.

Organic Farmers: Growing America’s Health

Restoring the Nutritional Value of Crops
Across the country, farmers are experimenting with new ways to grow food having higher nutritional content and a positive environmental impact.
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Meat Menace

Animal Product Emissions Rival Oil

Loving It

Fast Food Giants Finally Address Plastic Pollution

In Vitro Corals

Scientists Help Repropagate Vanishing Reefs

Algae Alchemy

Dutch Turn Seaweed into 3-D Household Items

Big Save

Conservation Project Protects Part of Amazon

Pooch Patrol

Smart Vest Could Increase Neighborhood Safety

 

 

Community Calendar

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An Inspired New Anthology

After nearly 20 years of newsletters, blogs and poetry, Lydia Nitya, owner of Nitya Living Yoga, has written an inspiring new book.

James River Myofascial Release Finds New Home

James River Myofascial Release, a John F. Barnes Myofascial Release practice owned by Rob Crampton, LMT, now operates inside the Acupuncture and Health Center.

Origin Mother Circle Serves Women of Color

Embrace Midwifery Care & Birth Center and Wellnest Counseling and Services, LLC, have partnered to offer Origin Mothering Circle.

Animals Are Important

Sponsored by Vegan Action, the Compassionate Action Conference will be held on July 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Orchard House School.

A Bright Spot on the RVA Coffee Scene

Eli Thompson, an Outer Banks local turned Richmonder, created Bright Spot Coffee upon discovering a need for more love and equality in the coffee industry and the world as a whole.

Richmond Welcomes New Organic Urban Farm

Sun Path Family Farm is a new urban farm located in the Oakgrove/Bellemeade neighborhood of Richmond, owned and operated by Alia Chambers and Jeremy Carry.

Body Image is Focus of New Film

Sponsored by Mind-Body Health Coach Caroline Pascual, RN, the documentary film Fattitude will be screened at 6:45 p.m., August 21, at the Byrd Theater.

New Cookbook is Truly Healthy for All Diets

Local Certified Health Coach, Elizabeth Thomson, has written The Truly Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook, containing more than 100 easy and delicious vegetarian recipes.
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Kudos ~ Robert Pica

Reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon and wound care specialist Robert Pica, DPM has joined The Foot & Ankle Center/Foot & Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic.

Kudos ~ Nellie Blair

Well Into Life Massage & Bodywork has added Nellie Blair to their skilled team of therapists. Blair is an intuitive massage therapist with a passion for wellness and self-care.

Kudos ~ IYCoR

Five new Integral Yoga teachers graduated on May 19 to serve the Richmond community.

Kudos ~ Zoe Therapy Services

Sydney Kiker, PMHNP, and Becky Jacobson, MA, ATR, LMT, have joined the practice of Zoe Therapy Services.

Kudos ~ Portia Chan

Portia Chan has written an article, “Becoming a Mother: Overcoming Postpartum Depression,” published online in April Magazine.