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Welcome to Natural Awakenings Magazine of the NY Capital District

We are your one-stop resource for natural health, personal growth, creative expression, eco-living and more…

Natural Awakenings Magazine of the NY Capital District is a locally owned, free monthly publication, committed to providing a forum for community connection.  We are part of a national franchise of publishers, offering you trusted content each month, along with local spotlights that are sure to be of interest.

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Weight-Loss Saboteurs

Feature Article

by Lisa Marshall

Tackling Obesity’s Hidden Causes

Eat less, move more. These words have been the cornerstone of diet advice for decades, leading millions of Americans to greet the new year with vows to cut calories and hit the gym. In all, one in five U.S. adults are dieting at any given time, according to the international market research firm The NPD Group, and 57 percent would like to lose 20 pounds or more. Yet few will reach that goal.

January 1, 2016

The Wild and Wooly Teen Brain

Feature Article

by April Thompson

What Kids Need [from Us] to Grow Wise

Peer pressure and body consciousness are universal challenges facing teens and their parents. Experts find that by modeling healthy habits and maintaining open lines of communication, adults can help foster healthy independent thinking and responses to inevitable situations.

January 1, 2016

Holistic Dermatology

Feature Article

by Linda Sechrist

Inner Health, Radiant Skin

Holistic skin care practices are simple, healthy and sustainably good for people and the planet because they follow nature’s example.

Medical Doctor Alan M. Dattner, a 35-year pioneer in the field of holistic dermatology, faithfully follows nature’s principles in supporting skin health. His book, Radiant Skin from the Inside Out: The Holistic Dermatologist’s Guide to Healing Your Skin Naturally, maps out how skin reflects the body’s healthy or unhealthy organs and systems. 

January 1, 2016

Making Alternatives Affordable

Feature Article

by Meredith Montgomery

The Right Insurance Covers Our Needs

The latest National Health Interview Survey available, from 2012, shows that 33 percent of adults and 12 percent of children together spend $30.2 billion annually out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches, just under 10 percent of such U.S. healthcare expenditures. Insurance rarely covers complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in full. As provider networks shrink and premiums rise, health-conscious consumers yearn for innovative ways to afford this desired kind of care.

January 1, 2016
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