The Natural Awakenings healthy living, healthy planet lifestyle app has been upgraded with a brand-new look and updated features. The changes to the free app, which has already been downloaded by 40,000-plus users, will make keeping up with the best choices for a green and
by Sheila Julson
Oklahoma City-based artist Roger Womack has a keen eye for capturing the gentle details that document and celebrate our humanity. As an illustrator and painter whose style leans toward realism, he remembers having an interest in drawing since childhood. While growing up in
by Robert McWilliams
We work hard—at our jobs, taking care of our families or at athletic pursuits. When we feel worn down, perhaps the knees, lower back or neck disks are wearing out. Some people have difficulty recovering from a surgery or an illness. Some people
Monat, a natural lifestyle brand, has developed a Junior Line of hair care products for children. The line features dermatologist- and ophthalmologist-tested and approved shampoo, conditioner and detangler. Linda Proctor, Monat representative, is offering 15 percent off and free shipping on these products this month.
Intuitive Reader and Reiki Master Teacher Letitia Jackson is offering a Spring Special this month. Clients seeking clarification and guidance about an issue in their lives can receive a 30-minute intuitive reading for $25 or a one-hour reading for $30.
A native Oklahoman, Jackson was raised
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound contained in the cannabis plant that offers relief of symptoms associated with autoimmune diseases, inflammation, attention-deficit disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, seizures, migraines, anxiety and depression. Naturopathic Doctor Kevyn Kennedy, of Oklahoma City, is offering a free CBD evaluation to Natural
Chef Nicole Asali, owner of Health Koncious, in Oklahoma City, will host a Koncious Bites and Kanvasses Recipe Social, April 22. The Earth Day event features her favorite recipes from her soon-to-be published book, The Millennials’ Guide to Plant-Based Diets.
Established in 2016, Health Koncious provides
A new study from King’s College London has found that children’s use of electronic devices close to bedtime can reduce their chances of a good night’s sleep. Researchers examined 20 existing studies encompassing 125,000 children between the ages of 6 and 19. They found that youngsters
Anyone that has struggled to reduce their intake of low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad” cholesterol) may have considered avoiding saturated fat in their diets, although the latest meta-study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine now refutes this. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, in
by April Thompson
Whether it’s a damaging rumor posted on Facebook, a humiliating photo shared on Instagram or a threatening text, cyberbullying is increasing among today’s youth. A 2015 Cyberbullying Research Center study of middle school students found that 43 percent had been targeted, while 15
by Sandra Murphy
Rather than routinely giving drugs to dogs and cats to relieve dry, itchy, skin or food allergies, consider more gentle natural alternatives. As with people, knowing what an animal is allergic to is key to finding the right remedy and preventing future outbreaks.
by Kim Schneiderman
Every life unfolds as a uniquely dynamic, purposeful and potentially heroic story that is open to interpretation, especially our own. We are the star and spin doctor of this work-in-progress, with the power to tell our stories as triumphs, tragedies or something in-between. Our
by Judith Fertig
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Joseph Mercola has practiced as a board-certified family physician for more than 30 years. His educational website, Mercola.com, has been the most visited natural health site for the past 12 years, with 12 million unique visitors each month. His
Kids in middle schools with attendance problems may simply lack clean clothes to wear. An experiment by the Whirlpool company has taken on the issue with significant results.
The Whirlpool Care Counts Program donated 17 pairs of washers and dryers to school districts in St. Louis
In many large commercial chicken farms, the animals are fed antibiotics to keep them healthy and fight off infections. But due to consumer demand, McDonald’s has eliminated antibiotics used in human medicine from its entire restaurant chicken supply.
Meanwhile, a farm in Pennsylvania owned by Scott
by Linda Sechrist
The “old wives’ tale” about eating carrots for healthy vision wasn’t wrong, but fell far short of a holistic approach to eye health. Today’s holistically trained healthcare providers and ophthalmologists believe that properly maintaining the marvelous phenomenon of eyesight requires taking into consideration
by Kathleen Barnes
Complaints of digestive upsets, brain fog, headaches, relentless food cravings and unrelieved stress appear to be at epidemic levels these days.
“These symptoms may be part of newfound awareness of the wide-ranging and seemingly unrelated health problems caused by food sensitivities and intolerances, which
Many of us begin to develop food allergies as we age, sometimes to foods that we once enjoyed. When we put food into our mouths, our bodies begin the digestive process, using enzymes to extract the nutrients and distribute them throughout the body.
As we age,
The body does not create fat, so it must be consumed. This critical nutrient makes up the wall of every cell in the body and some fats help the body make anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving chemicals. In addition, a 2014 study from Tulane University, in New Orleans,
Eye health is a crucial part of keeping us functioning at an optimal level. Like every other part of the body, keeping the eyes healthy is best done through prevention and positive health practices and habits. Keeping the body free of smoke is critical to
The stories that we carry inside our mind begin gathering meaning as soon as we are born. Observing what we see, hear, feel, taste and smell from early childhood, each of us begins to form an identity through our experience of the world. As we
Beef bought at the grocery store often comes from cows that have been fed a steady diet of grain, making their meat less nutritionally beneficial to humans. In addition, grass-fed beef labels mean that the cows were fed grass during the last few weeks or
by Sheila Julson
Tammy Conover believes that paintings should not only be about aesthetically pleasing colors and images on canvas, but should also speak to people, projecting the love, passion and energy that goes into a project. Conover’s passion has translated to bold abstract art that
by Michele Menzel, ND
Gluten-free is the latest buzzword in health. The term gluten-free means to eliminate grains and foods containing gluten. The gluten grains include wheat, barley, rye and spelt. Unfortunately, many people that decide to eat gluten-free make very poor alternative choices.
A large number
Natural burials allow those that lived their principles of an environmentally sound life to complete their days in a planet-friendly, personalized way.
“The number of U.S. cemeteries allowing natural burials has increased by 30 in the last year,” says Elizabeth Fournier, owner of Cornerstone Funeral Services,
“Imagine an exercise system that strengthens the body enough to be used in training world-class athletes, stretches more safely than any form of yoga and expands the core training concepts of Pilates into natural full-body movements like those used in everyday reaching and walking, along
In an era of too much information, the role of fats in our diet has been a victim of not enough information. Today’s turnaround in nutritional thinking acknowledges natural fats as being vital to heart health and weight loss.
Heart Health Benefit
A recent metastudy in the
By Sheila Julson
Chance encounters in life can ultimately launch people on fulfilling journeys, and so it was for Doctor of Chiropractic Jason Pargeter. As an undergrad student at the University of Central Oklahoma, he was uncertain about which career path to follow. During that time,
by Bobby Doscher and Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center Staff
In his book Health Building: The Conscious Art of Living Well, author Randolph Stone states, “Energy flows through matter and animates it.” We eat for energy. We are responsible for maintaining our physical bodies, which are made
by Brad Roach
One of the most intriguing differences between animals and people is that for pets, most allergies manifest as skin disease. The target organ for allergies in pets is the skin, while for people it is mainly the respiratory system. This is due to
by Zac Howe
The fitness industry loves catchphrases and buzzwords. One term that has been circulating around of late is “functional mobility.” What exactly does this mean? To understand what the term means, it is first important to understand each word separately.
Function, as it pertains to
American Stem Cell Centers, in Oklahoma City, is offering free consultations for new patients interested in regenerative medicine. Known as stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine can help people dealing with osteoarthritis, joint damage, cartilage damage, neuropathy and other degenerative diseases.
Dr. K. J. Little, director of
Monat is a gentle, volume-boosting cleanser for fine, limp and lifeless hair that penetrates and nurtures the scalp while helping to boost natural hair growth and improve follicle strength to reduce thinning. Linda Proctor, who sells Monat products, is offering a 15 percent discount on
The Ready to S.H.I.N.E. (Soulful, Heart, Inspired, New beginnings and Empowerment) event will take place at 10 a.m., March 25, and at noon, March 26, at Crowne Plaza OKC. Participants will find healing, inspiration and empowerment for their bodies and souls.
Inspirational speakers, such as nutrition
Life Coach Gretchen Schell is offering a free 45-minute evaluation for new clients at Limitless Neurofeedback Training, in Edmond. Neurofeedback is a noninvasive and calming way to retrain the brain’s outlook, efficiencies and abilities.
“From the client’s perspective, in-office therapy is as simple and calming
Joious Melodi will host a monthly informative and interactive series, Finding Your Bliss, from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning March 25, at Radiant Living, in Oklahoma City. Participants will learn from the teachings of experts in the field, demonstrations and techniques to reprogram and release