Dear Natural Awakenings Readers and Friends,
Welcome to the June 2013 issue of Natural Awakenings Magazine. Here we are on the brink of the summer. Warm Days, light clothes, and long nights. In this months issue we bring you some sassy summer articles about Feel-Good Colors (pg. 20) and creating your own Life Lift (pg. 18). Both pertaining to the internal summer your can create for yourself to compliment your external summer. Did you also know that this month not only can you enjoy cool treats at stands along the city streets, your pups can enjoy a refreshing cold treat at New York City’s first frozen dog treat cart that will be on the upper west side this summer?
A new food cart catering to dogs hits parks and dog runs on the Upper West Side this Memorial Day weekend through the end of August 2013. Now pups can enjoy a cool treat during the warm summer months thanks to Yappy Treats Cart™, an all-natural gourmet frozen yogurt dog treat company in NYC. The company’s Dogfroyo™ brand of frozen yogurt treats for dogs is sold locally at pet stores, special events, and now parks and dog runs.
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On Sunday, May 19th moms will be rocking at the 10th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza! This event, sponsored by Natural Awakenings, celebrates mothers and the people who love them with music and an art-filled festival featuring family bands, kids activities, Gymboree play tent, crafts, eco-environmental information, food, vendors, interactive fun, and more! Attendance of 6,000-10,000 people is expected.
Recently, there's been a fast trending issue about a substance most of us likely give little thought to, but may be paying much more attention to soon very: RADON.
Environmental groups in New York City have brought attention to the carcinogenic gas because of the development of shale gas extraction, especially in the Marcellus regions of Pennsylvania, which are high in radioactivity and will soon be supplying city stoves with natural gas. Concern centers around radon's status as the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, and that increased levels of radon in fuel supplied to NYC could create a public health crisis in a city known for "cookin' with gas."
Does the body give us clues about our general health long before we would normally sense those conditions? What if there was a way to tell if you have a vitamin or mineral deficiency? If you have a compromised immune system? Does the body give us clues about our general health long before we would normally sense those conditions?
The answer is YES!