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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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Restaurant Guide

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


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 (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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Reclaim Your Magic

Make Your World Wondrous Again
To regain the sense of magic we felt as a child, we must live in accord with Earth’s natural cycles and listen to our inner voice.

Sprouts for Pets

Crunchy Nutrition Animals Will Love
Dogs, birds, horses and even picky eaters like cats can learn to love sprouts and gain the nutritional wallop they provide.

Ilona Selke on the Power of Dreaming Big

By becoming clear on what we want, visualizing it and then seeing it as accomplished, we can manifest miracles.

The World’s Healthiest Cuisines

What Five Countries Can Teach Us about Good Eating
Step aside, pizza and chop suey! These five authentic ethnic cuisines offer the real thing— traditional food that’s healthy, tasty and easy to prepare in our own kitchen.
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Wind Harvest

Floating Farm Helps Power UK Needs

Sickly Salmon

Uncontrolled Lice Threaten Fish Industry

Fossilized Financing

Renewable Energy Subsidies Lag Far Behind

Grassroots Gumption

Sweet Potato Project Encourages Enterprise

Food Sourcing

Marine Algae Could Nourish Growing World Population

Veggie Renaissance

Brits Cutting Back on Meat Eating

Chrysalis Institute

Community Calendar

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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.

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.

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.