Healthy Skin Care for Beginners

by Renee LeMasney

Proper care of the skin—the largest organ in the body—is vital to overall health. One of the fastest growing trends in skin care at the moment is the expansion of personal care products formulated specifically for men. Those looking to up their skin care game—both men and women—should begin with these simple tips for healthy, younger looking skin.

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The Go-To Guy’s Guide to Staying Healthy

by L. Matthew Schwartz

The “go-to guy” has all the answers. He is in demand and he expects results. When health slips and we are no longer up to par, lacking energy or stamina, feeling stressed and unable to sleep, our work and social life is greatly affected. Often, some common-sense adjustments to lifestyle will provide surprising benefits. There are six pillars of wellness—and some attention to each can pay off in a big way.

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Natural Tips for Men’s Sexual Health

by Julie Lachman

Anyone who has turned on the television lately can tell that unfortunately, many men of various ages suffer from erectile and hormonal dysfunction. Some of the main causes of impotence and erectile dysfunction (ED) include heart disease, diabetes, low testosterone, stress, depression, smoking and certain medications—especially those for high blood pressure, cholesterol and depression. Many men believe that the only cure is the “little blue pill”, but there are other, natural ways to treat these issues.

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The Local Bookcase: Cancer Healing Odyssey

A Quest to Heal Cancer

by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

cancer healing odyssey coverIn Cancer Healing Odyssey, author Sarto Schickel chronicles his wife Sun Hee’s cancer journey from stage IV ovarian cancer to living cancer free. A story of healing, devotion and support, Schickel and Sun Hee’s commitment to do whatever it took to heal is an important and profound part of this journey back to health.

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Organnons Expansion is a Double Delight

Organnons Grub ShackOrgannons Natural Market is starting the summer season with the unveiling of the Organnons Grub Shack, a vintage food truck designed by local artist Brandon Spector, open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The truck—situated in the garden area next to the market—offers a wide variety of non-GMO, organic and gluten-free options from Danielle Gannon and Carly Hanellin’s menu. Offers include a BBQ Portobello mushroom cap burger, pesto chicken grilled cheese, Asian ginger pear salad and a raw, gluten-free “sushi” wrap.

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United Way of Bucks County Aims to Knock Out Hunger

BKO Hunger logo from webUnited Way of Bucks County will hold its Bucks Knocks Out Hunger event from 8 a.m. to noon, June 20, at Delaware Valley College. BKO Hunger is both a one-day food packing event run by hundreds of volunteers and a fundraiser for Bucks County’s food pantries. Fundraising is going on now at until the day of the event.

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Silver Lake Nature Center Partners with PA Master Naturalists

This fall, the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist volunteer training program is partnering with Silver Lake Nature Center, in Bristol, to prepare citizens to become volunteer leaders reaching out to their communities through natural resource conservation education, citizen science and stewardship. The training—including 55 hours of classroom and field sessions—will take place at Silver Lake from September 16 to November 11.
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Letter from Publisher, June 2014

As I begin my third year of publishing Natural Awakenings of Bucks and Montgomery counties, I’m happy to report that thanks to you all, our community continues to blossom with fresh possibilities for Inspired Living & Men’s Wellness, this month’s theme.


I feel privileged to be in a position to facilitate connections within our community that nourish such possibilities and am always working to better serve this role. My approach reflects that way I pursue the martial art of Capoeira, constantly practicing, stretching limits and challenging myself to better performance. Currently, I am also focused on learning more about sports nutrition and homeopathy. Beekeeping is up next. My curiosity is endless. Continue reading


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