Articles from: June 2012

Doctors at Trump Place on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


If you are like hundreds of thousands of other Americans, chances are you have experienced Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or a similar variant at some point in your life. A definition of CFS was adopted in 1988 which restricted the diagnosis to those who could demonstrate at least 6 of the following 11 symptoms: mild fever or chills, sore throat, painful lymph nodes, muscular discomfort, prolonged fatigue, headaches, diffuse joint aches without swelling or redness, neuropsychologic complaints (forgetfulness, excessive irritability, confusion, inability to concentrate, depression), sleep disturbance, general muscle weakness, and sudden onset of symptoms.

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Publishers Letter. July 2012


Dear Natural Awakenings Readers and Friends,

Here is it….Summer!  The best time of the year, or maybe I am biased being a Leo and living for the sun.  We have a great article this month that really made me ponder why summer brings joy to so many other than the typical reasons of lighter schedules and less routines.  On pages 18-20, you will see an account of simple summer pleasures from Natural Awakenings publishers nationwide and from local readers of Natural Awakenings Magazine right here in New York.  There were two fine things I walked away with after reading these testaments.  

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Who Am I, Really?


“Who am I” is probably the biggest question anyone could ever ask, an existential query so profound that it’s hard to know just where to start. We could begin with our country of origin, then our city, and our family and its generational roots. That would say something about the reality that shaped our perceptions of life, our language with which we express ourselves and our cultural mores. And although we may take this for granted, it has certainly influenced us to a large extent. But what we’re really asking is “Who am I as a person with an independent will and some kind of unique destiny?” or “Who am I deep inside as a person living this life, my life, and is the life I’m creating one that I want and am happy with?”

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Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Man in 3 Steps


The study of Oriental Medicine is thousands of years old. Even with the brilliant scientific research we have access to these days, it’s amazing how the basic tenets of these ancient health paradigms still holds true in so many ways.

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2012 is The Year of the Rose


Renowned UK teacher, Sandra Marie Humby, and her “Way of the Rose” wisdom and workshops are taking place in New York this June and July. Sandra is an international teacher and healer who has worked in the fields of design, metaphysics and authentic empowerment for over 20 years. She is an experienced pranic healer and house whisperer, regularly working with clients in the UK, Europe and the USA.

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Six-Day Health and Wellness Program Offered in Northern Catskills


New York-based wellness, nutritional and fitness expert Linda R. Asta, RN, BSN, has created a medically supervised six-day program in the Northern Catskill Mountains, through Wellness Retreats NY. The program will provide participants with exercise guidelines, nutritional education and therapeutic modalities to lose weight and create healthier lifestyles in six separate editions this year from July 8 to 13, July 22 to 27, August 12 to 17, August 26 to 31, September 9 to 14 and October 7 to 12.

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Wu Tao Dancing Emerges in the Metro Area


WuTao is coming to America for the first time ever in the New York Metro Area! Developed by Australian Michelle Locke in 2001, Wu Tao is a movement-based modality that blends the fluidity and play of dance with the wisdom of Chinese medicine. Wu Tao was born out of Locke’s background as a professional ballet dancer and Chinese medicine training that she had in studying to become a shiatsu practitioner. 

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Publishers Letter. June 2012


Hello Natural Awakenings Readers and Friends,

Here we are upon one of my favorite seasons of summer.  It's time to let go of the grind and enjoy all that the summer weather has to offer us.  Sunshine, late nights, loose schedules and fun.  To prepare for your summer season, you should take a look at the amazing deals we have to offer you to prepare for summer on our new deals site at  We have healthy services to take care of 'you' at reduced prices.  See the natural salon services, massage services, fashion deals and effective weight management options available.  I can personally attest to all our vendors listed on Natural Awakenings Deals site and their genuity and like-minded mission to create a healthier, happier world.

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