My Big, Audacious Challenge: Part 1

by Phil Gutis

Phil GutisHello, Natural Awakenings readers. My name is Phil and I’ve set a big, hairy, audacious, challenge for myself that I think will resonate with all of those seeking to live a healthier and happier lifestyle.
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Recipe: Pumpkin Puree Soup

Vegetarian, Gluten-Free
YIELDS: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 medium pumpkin, about 8 pounds
  • 1 Spanish onion, diced
  • ½ cup rice
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 quarts cold water
  • Salt and white pepper

Optional spices, to create that pumpkin pie flavor:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg

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Find the Best Chiropractor for You

One of the most popular questions we hear is, “Who is the best chiropractor in the area?” To be fair, there are many qualified, well-established, and talented practitioners in the area. When selecting a chiropractor, one size does not fit all, and despite their reputation, not all chiropractors are “rack ‘em, crack ‘em”. It is well known that chiropractors do adjustments, but what makes one chiropractor different from another?

We decided to take a deeper look at some of the practices in the area to see what makes each unique, when you take the chiropractic out of the chiropractor.

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Making Homemade Yogurt is Easy

by Audrey Chen

Yogurt has long been touted as having sundry health benefits that make it a smart addition to any daily health routine. It contains protein, fiber, probiotics, vitamin D and calcium, as well as many other vitamins and minerals.
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Fibro, Fog and Fatigue

Dr. Farhan Tahir Empowers Sufferers to Reclaim Their Vitality

by Michelle Bense

As Pennsylvania’s only rheumatologist who is certified in American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Integrative Holistic Medicine, Dr. Farhan Tahir, M.D., believes in the use of integrative approaches to reduce dependence on medications. The Founder and Medical Director of Rheumatology Care Consultants, in Yardley, Tahir works extensively with patients struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome, among many others. In his work with such patients, he has developed an effective, integrative treatment method.

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Sustainability in Action

The Doylestown Food Co-Op

dtown food coop logoSustainability could be The Doylestown Food Co-op’s middle name. The co-op is on a mission to provide food that is locally made, organic, fresh, fair trade and produced with no genetic engineering. They also seek to offer foods that are minimally packaged and produced on a small scale.
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Taking the Fear Out of Dental Visits

by Michelle Bense and Alyssa Capel

dr. beth skovron headshotDr. Beth Skovron of Heritage Dental, in Montgomeryville, opened her practice in 2005 with a clear focus: taking the dread out of dental visits. Having worked alongside other dentists for 10 years prior to starting her own business, she saw a need for a place where patients felt comfortable. “My whole idea was to create a relaxing environment to take the edge off of going to the dentist,” she says.

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Esteemed Local Experts in Natural Medicine

by Phil Gutis

2012dr moiseDr. Adriana Moise is a strong believer in Dr. Andrew Weil’s approach to integrative medicine. In fact, she completed a two-year fellowship in 2011 from the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, the world-renowned institute founded by Weil.

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Inner Light Holistic Expo

The Inner Light Holistic Center will host its fourth annual Inner Light Spiritual Holistic Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 8 and 9, at the Sunnybrook Ballroom, in Pottstown. The expo features free lectures all weekend, as well as holistic practitioners such as chiropractors and Reiki practitioners, plus psychic readers and hypnotherapists.

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Grand Opening of World Wellness Health Institute

World Wellness Health Institute logoThe World Wellness Health Institute—offering advanced services and procedures in the areas of wellness, anti-aging, regenerative and aesthetic medicine—is holding a grand opening celebration from 3 to 7 p.m., October 22, at its Bala Cynwyd office.

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Shop N Spa Day in Southampton

Holy Redeemer Women’s HealthCare and Blissful Beginnings & Beyond are holding their second annual Shop N Spa Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 25. The event boasts a talented group of crafty and artistic vendors to help get holiday shopping started, plus spa services.

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