Nutritional Physician and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Cass Ingram will present Powers of Wild Oregano and Whole Food Hemp Extract for Immune Support and Neurological Disorders, a free seminar, from 1 to 2 p.m., February 25, at Omega Health Foods, in Bethany.
One of the country’s
The Grotto, in Oklahoma City, is offering halotherapy, a dry aerosol salt therapy commonly used in Europe and Asia that helps with respiratory and sinus health. Clients sit in booths and breathe in salt air, helping to open inflamed airways, break up mucus and fluid,
Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center, a nonprofit with a 55-year history of hope and healing children without state, federal or United Way funding, is hosting its annual Have-A-Heart Campaign from February 7 to 14. Individuals can participate by making a contribution and placing their name on
Joious Melodi, owner of The Radiant Living Center, in Oklahoma City, is hosting an Abundant Love Project Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m., February 11. Participants will paint stones with positive messages and put them in public places, like the library, beach and sidewalks, for
Nearly 2 billion wooden pallets are currently in circulation in the U.S., consuming around 50 percent of the country’s annual hardwood harvest and representing more than 90 percent of the world’s shipping waste. PalletSmart, in Fort Worth, Texas, has been making furniture, home decor and
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) is a new method of editing genomes of farm animals and food crops. White button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) that have been genetically modified to delay the natural browning process are the first CRISPR-edited organisms to receive approval from the
Zachary Crockett, of Pricenomics.com, has found that since 2014, 49 people were killed in attempts to take pictures of themselves with wild creatures. Although there are no statistics on how many animals have been harmed due to selfies, wildlife organizations such as Care for the Wild
Scientists at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm, Sweden, report that they have unlocked a major barrier to exploiting a renewable energy source through extracting pure hydrogen from water. Because the best-performing catalysts for electrochemical oxidation, or “water splitting”, are expensive precious metals, the
Abandoned or lost fishing gear such as traps, crab pots and nets litters the ocean floor in coastal areas worldwide, continuing to attract, entrap and kill fish and other marine life. The Associated Press reports that global nonprofits, governments and companies are engaged in efforts
A recent study from the University of Western Australia has found that plants regularly react to and emit sounds through a series of clicks produced by their roots, and that such inter-flora communication may be essential to their survival. Evolutionary biologist Monica Gagliano, who made
Following eco-friendly laundry tips can save on energy, water usage and utility bills, making it good for both the planet and the bank account. The laundry results, too, may be better for some loads.
RealSimple.com advises that 90 percent of the energy consumed while running a wash
A September 2016 survey from Packaged Facts, a division of Market Research Group, LLC, showed that as much as 20 percent of the U.S. adult population is cutting back on supplement use due to consumption of fortified foods. Despite this trend, nutritional supplement sales nationwide
Researchers from the David Grant Medical Center, at Travis Air Force Base, in Fairfield, California, have found that oral doses of aloe vera can reduce fasting blood glucose and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), which indicates the average glucose level over the previous three months, in patients
A randomized, double-blind study from the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research, in Bangalore, India, has found that an extract of fenugreek husk (FHE) called FenuSMART can provide relief from common symptoms of menopause, including night sweats, insomnia, headaches, hot flushes and mood
Anticipating surgery can be stressful, and many patients suffer from preoperative anxiety, which can cause serious health complications such as hypertension, rapid pulse and sugar metabolism changes. Israeli researchers from the University of Haifa have found that complementary medicine, combined with standard use of anti-anxiety
A study from the Karolinska Institute of Environmental Medicine, in Stockholm, analyzed data on air pollution exposure and lung function in the first and 15th years of life among 2,415 adolescents in Sweden. The researchers focused on nitrogen oxide in vehicle exhaust and particulate matter
A study from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, in Beijing, reports that Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) can be an effective treatment for patients with postpartum depression. Traditional Chinese Medicine advocates herbal treatments based on underlying issues.
Researchers analyzed data from 47 clinical trials
by Sandra Murphy
Physical therapists have long used horses to help patients improve balance or strengthen core muscles. Now they’re helping to teach empathy.
Given a horse’s significant size, sometimes distracting surroundings and the need for safety, humans need to learn the animal’s non-verbal cues, and to
"When thinking about the best forms of exercise as we enter midlife and beyond, we should first clarify some myths and preconceptions," says Michael Spitzer, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, biochemist, fitness expert and author of Fitness at 40, 50, 60 and Beyond. “In our society,
by April Thompson
We all relish a cozy nest, whether that means light-filled views, the embrace of form-fitting sofas and chairs or plush rugs that snuggle bare feet. A beautiful, comfortable home that reflects our personal style and embodies our values can be achieved by learning
Fast, fun to grow and packed with flavor and nutrition, tender young microgreens can go from seed to table in as little as a week. Close cousins to edible sprouts, microgreens are grown in potting soil or seed-starting mixes instead of plain water. They customarily
by Linda Sechrist
According to a 2012 New York Times story, “Preschoolers in Surgery for a Mouthful of Cavities,” more dentists nationwide are recommending that children be administered general anesthesia at hospitals due to the severity of decay.
Such extensive dental work on children is largely preventable.
For 25 years, relationship expert Alison Armstrong has worked to evolve society by changing the way women relate to men. Her yearning to understand the opposite sex was born from personal challenges, including a failed marriage in her 20s. She began studying men on her
by Linda Sechrist
When properly viewed, the thresholds of all of life’s transitional moments can be both emotionally and spiritually rewarding. Whether it involves marriage or birth, job loss or illness, gleaning insight from the experience can yield fresh perspective on how to live life
by Sheila Julson
Oklahoma City photographer Ken Goad was originally more interested in viewing images than making images. During his teens, he frequently viewed photography magazines, and the vivid images instilled in him wanderlust to explore those destinations within the pages. “When I got out of
by Zac Howe
Most of us have experienced taking a leisurely stroll through the park, when all of a sudden a group of energetic pavement pounders zip by, leaving us in the dust and wondering, “Should I be moving more?”
It’s time to end the guilt trip
Processed white sugar is one of the worst inflammatory substances we can put in our bodies. It consists of empty calories that feed yeast, fungus and bacteria while contributing to obesity, tooth decay and numerous diseases. Xylitol, a natural sugar that is processed from birch
by Pam Wanzer
Life is a journey—a journey we rarely are on alone. Each of us has a different story because of our own unique life experiences. These experiences help form our perspective and become the basis for the way in which we deal with relationships.
Aesthetician Kimberly Mertens, of Studio 5, in Oklahoma City, is offering a $25 discount on a Sensory Journey Facial for Natural Awakenings readers through the end of the month.
This renewing facial begins with deep breaths of essential oil (client’s choice or a suggested scent) and
Doctors April and Kevin Morford, of Vibrant Living, in Edmond, are offering the Vibrant Living Online Health Program. This membership program helps participants develop a skill set that creates a healthy, strong and energetic body, and a clear, focused mind.
Each month, April and Kevin will
Yoga Home of Therapeutics, in Oklahoma City, will host a class about using essential oils to improve mental health from 2 to 3 p.m., February 5. Attendees will learn how to use these ancient oils to help reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety.