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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

March 2013

Mar 06, 2013 06:51PM


This month’s issue of Natural Awakenings was a true joy to produce, and I hope you will agree that the information is timely, interesting and useful.
As we approach Spring in southwest Florida, our awareness of our bodies, minds and environment becomes more acute. Whether living in an urban or rural environment, the call to the earth is hard to resist. Luckily, we don’t have to! Between opportunities for communal gardens, family farming and container gardening in more urban areas, we all have a chance to grow a little slice of heaven on earth that is our own food, lovingly produced and free of contaminants. “Urban Gardening Takes Root” begins on page 50.
Keeping food front and center, our article on triglycerides on page 58 contains tips on adjusting your diet for maximum health and longevity. And isn’t the only way to stay sharp as we age. See our article on brain food on page 61. To make kids’ meals healthy and inviting, we offer six tips for powerhouse foods that kids will actually eat, on page 60.
This month, we’re also providing a special feature that you’ll definitely want to keep and refer to in the coming months. Our Bodyworker’s Guide beginning on page 68 provides an overview of different types of massage therapy. You’re sure to find a therapeutic technique to match your health and wellness needs. Massage is an indulgent pleasure that enhances physical, mental and spiritual health, and should be enjoyed for all of its benefits. We also offer this special guide as a first of a series of free informative ebooks at
Ever wonder what happens to all those bottles and cans in the blue recycling bins? You may be surprised to see how some people’s trash actually does become others’ treasures. Read about it on page 56.
I think you’ll also welcome our Community Spotlight feature on the Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light on page 54. At Natural Awakenings, we know that mind, body and spirit are equally important for a healthy lifestyle, and the services offered by this outstanding community resource could be just what you need to live life to the fullest.
Throughout the issue, you’ll also find tips on animal shelter activities, fostering shelter dogs and holistic veterinary care. Be sure to visit our website at for the Top 5 YouTube Pet Videos of the month.
Enjoy the articles, take advantage of the activities and opportunities within our beautiful Sarasota and Manatee counties, and revel in Springtime in Florida.
Yes, we have seasons. Make Spring 2013 one of your best.
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