Recipe: The 8-Minute Mix, Pour and Go Smoothie

Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
YIELDS: 1 serving


  • 1 cup unsweetened rice, almond or coconut milk
  • 1-2 scoops hemp or pea protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp flax meal
  • ½ tsp fresh ginger
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ – ½ cup frozen raspberries, blueberries, blackberries
  • 2-3 Stevia drops
  • 2-4 cups greens (collards, kale or spinach)

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Becoming an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist in Quakertown

June Hunt - MoondogMoondog Yoga, in Quakertown, is now offering trainings to become an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist (AYS). Natural Awakenings sat down with Moondog’s owner, June Hunt, to get the scoop on these trainings and learn how the program works.

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Beat the Beast of Inflammation

by Farhan Tahir

dr. farhan tahirInflammation is our immune system’s response to injury and infection, which becomes harmful to the body when it remains unchecked and prolonged. Thousands of studies confirm a strong link between inflammation and the development of chronic diseases—most commonly coronary artery disease and diabetes mellitus. Inflammation is also the cause of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. It is believed that inflammation even causes cancers.
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How to Understand and Conquer Our Sugar Demons

by Melanie J. Stewart

sugar demonsSugar is everywhere. We love it, we crave it and we know it’s not good for us. But what alternatives are there, and how do we curb our cravings?

According to the American Heart Association, the average American consumes 22.2 teaspoons of added sugar on a daily basis, which is more than twice the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s daily recommendation of 5 to 9 teaspoons. Increasing almost annually since 1982, our rate of consumption comes primarily from the added sugars in popular soft drinks and processed junk food.
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CEREC Tooth Restorations at Heritage Dental

by Beth Skovron

tooth restoration 1Dental work in the past usually left patients with a mouth full of plastic or silver. Modern dentistry has given us new and exciting options for dealing with the dental problems many of us face. With the state-of-the-art CEREC tooth restoration system, tooth repairs and restorations look much more natural, are more durable and last longer than traditional restorations. Best of all, the whole procedure can be done in one visit to Heritage Dental, in Montgomeryville.
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Local Animal Rescue Resources

animal rescueIn our March 2015 issue, we focused on Animal Rights and what we can do to help creatures near and far. Here is just a short list of rescues and organizations in Bucks and Montgomery counties that make it their mission to aid animals in need.

Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center

Animal Alliance
Lambertville, NJ

Bucks County SPCA

Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue

Last Chance Ranch

Luv-N-Bunns Rabbit Rescue

Main Line Animal Rescue

PAWSibilities Animal Rescue

March 2015.

Pastured Chicken Shares Available From Hershberger Heritage Farm

HHF CSA-FlyerHershberger Heritage Farm is now offering shares in its pastured chicken CSA program, which runs for 26 weeks, from mid-May through mid-November. Members will get their choice of whole or cut-up, fresh, certified organic, pastured chicken. Sign-ups will continue throughout the summer, with late sign-ups being pro-rated for the remaining number of weeks in the season.
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Become a Holistic Cancer Educator Via Online Course

Susan Silberstein

Susan Silberstein, Ph.D., founder of, is offering Holistic Cancer Educator certification training for health professionals and caregivers through an online, self-directed course. Participants will learn proven holistic, complementary and alternative approaches for cancer, in order to expand their client base, enhance the quality of service and learn practical information that can directly impact patient health.
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Kimberton Waldorf School Announces Forest, Field and Farm Kindergarten Program

kimberton kindergarten programKimberton Waldorf School, serving students from early childhood through grade twelve, will be offering an outdoor, nature-based kindergarten program beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. Children ages 4 through 6 may be eligible to attend the half-day kindergarten program.
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Empowering Adults to Promote Vegetable Consumption in Children

veggiecationVeggiecation, an organization that works to promote and educate communities on the health benefits of vegetables, is offering its Veggiecation Educator Training Workshop to those interested in bringing the program to children in schools, after-school programs, supermarkets and more. The workshop aims to empower adults to promote vegetable consumption in children with a simple, fun, evidence-based nutrition education program.
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Green Street Luxuries Offers Amethyst BioMat Therapy

PrintCandy St. Martine-Pack, owner of Green Street Luxuries, in Lansdale, is now offering amethyst BioMat therapy—a healing science developed by NASA using Far Infrared Rays (FIR) and grounding Amethyst—which has been shown to help cancer patients using negative ions.
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New Vegetarian Café and Juice Bar Opens in Frenchtown

pulp cafeIn January, longtime friends Janet Forrester and Stephanie Smith opened Pulp—a vegetarian café and juice bar—at 2 Race Street, in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Pulp is a full-service, locally sourced café serving fresh juices, smoothies and vegetarian and vegan fare.
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