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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Natural Awakenings Fairfield County/Housatonic Valley - April & May 2020 Edition

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Featuring: Grassroots Strategies to Combat Climate Crisis; 2020 Outlook; Local Animal Rescue; Animal Reiki; The Intersection of Lyme and Coronavirus; Lessons from the Herd;  Flower Power and much more...

HEALTH BRIEFS IN THIS ISSUE

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Take Echinacea to Reduce Anxiety

Echinacea angustifolia root extract may be helpful for situation-induced anxiety, indicates a new study. Read More » 

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Breathe Cleaner Air to Help Bone Health

Air pollution has long been linked to lung cancer, stroke and respiratory disease, and now research has found that it can lead to osteoporosis, as well. Read More » 

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Eat Less Sulfur Amino Acids to Reduce Heart Disease Risk

A plant-based diet low in such sulfur amino acid foods as meat, dairy, nuts and soy may be key to lowering the risk of heart disease. Read More » 

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Consume Grape Seed Extract to Improve Cholesterol and Lower Inflammation

Grape seed extract significantly improves both total and LDL cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels, and lowers markers of inflammation. Read More » 

 GLOBAL BRIEFS IN THIS ISSUE

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Coal Costs: Closing Plants Saves Lives and Crops

Between 2005 and 2016, the shutdown of coal-fired plants in the U.S. saved an estimated 26,610 lives and the equivalent of around 570 million bushels of corn, soybeans and wheat. Read More » 

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Cool Solution: Biodegradable Cooler Keeps Food Cold and Dry

Igloo has introduced a new, biodegradable cooler made out of paraffin wax and recycled tree pulp called Recool. Read More » 

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Buzz Off: Bee Swarms Form Giant Brains

New research suggests that individual members of a bee swarm behave like neurons in a human brain. Read More » 

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Passing Gas: Seaweed Lowers Cows’ Methane Emissions

If Australia can grow enough of the puffy, pink Asparagopsis taxiformis seaweed for every cow in the country, they could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent. Read More » 

 ECO TIPS IN THIS ISSUE

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Virus Fighters: Essential Oils for Challenging Times

In these coronavirus days, an essential oil mixture offers soothing scents for the homebound and might add some viral protection. Here's a DIY recipe to make at a Thieves blend at home. Read More » 

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Think Outside the House: Expanding Spring Cleaning

Before summer heat sets in, here are ways to expand spring green cleaning to the exterior of the house, yard and car. Read More » 

 NATIONAL FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE

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Planet Rescue: Grassroots Strategies Combat Climate Crisis

Around the globe, green activists of all ages are taking unified action to protect our planet against climate change with resolve, passion, and creativity. Read More » 

Brigit Strawbridge Howard on Rediscovering Nature

Brigit Strawbridge Howard on Rediscovering Nature

Bee advocate, naturalist and author of Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature speaks of how immersing herself in the world of bees reawakened her connection to the natural world. Read More » 

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Coronavirus Pet Safety: Facts and Tips for Dog and Cat Owners

What pet owners need to know when it comes to COVID-19 and their dogs and cats. Read More » 

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Finding Calm During Trying Times

How the global pandemic can serve as our spiritual wake-up call to learn how different traditions heal from life-shattering events. Read More »  

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How to Protect Yourself and Others from Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Ways to Calm Your Anxiety with Meditation During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Biodegradable Cooler Keeps Food Cold and Dry
Balance Water Consumption for Cognitive Health