Articles from: July 2012

New Generation of Homeopathics Now Available

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Frequency Apps, a company dedicated to offering complementary therapies for health and well-being, has created a new line of products—Bio Apps—designed to restore, revive and rejuvenate the body. Described by the company as the next generation of homeopathics, Bio Apps help support the body’s energetic function.

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Tesla Motors Delivers World’s First Premium Electric Sedan

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Tesla Motors delivered Model S, the world’s first premium electric sedan, to its first customers at an invitationonly event in June at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. The company expects to build 5,000 cars by the end of 2012, followed by 20,000 in 2013.
 “In 2009, we set out to build the most innovative car of the 21st century, and since then have dedicated ourselves to developing and testing Model S to ensure that under any situation, Model S never disappoints,” said Elon Musk, Tesla Motors co-founder, CEO and Chief Product Architect. “Today we achieved our goal with an exceptional car that we believe sets a new standard for efficiency, safety, style, technology, operating cost and performance.”

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The Truth about GMOs: Plant Pathologist Don Huber Reveals the Risks, by Melinda Hemmelgarn


At least 70 percent of processed foods in supermarkets contain genetically modified (GMO) ingredients, mainly from corn, soy, canola, sugar beets and cottonseed oil. Yet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require GMO food labeling, despite overwhelming consumer support for their “right to know.”
Genetic engineering goes beyond traditional plant breeding because it allows scientists to cross species barriers and insert a gene from one organism into another that would not normally occur. Examples include inserting bacterial DNA into a plant to effect traits such as pest or herbicide resistance. Plant Pathologist and Purdue University Professor Emeritus Don Huber, Ph.D., speaks out internationally about the risky business of biotechnology. 

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Call for Cover Art & Photography

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Creative individuals that would like to see their work featured on the cover of a nationally
distributed magazine now have an exceptional opportunity: Natural Awakenings is extending a call for cover art and photography and accepting submissions online via a
dedicated webpage. The monthly healthy living, franchised publication, available free in more than 80 cities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, is known for eye-catching covers that feature original works by artists from around the world.

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Natural Awakenings Los Angeles Launches New Website

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Natural Awakenings Los Angeles ( has launched a new website to support the monthly print publication. Access to all the editorial content, including local articles, News Briefs, Health Briefs, Global Briefs, active links to websites and content, Community Partners, Services and products, the Community Resource Guide (with reference to health and wellness resources), and a Community Calendar with up-to-date local events, is now just a click away. An archived library of past Natural Awakenings Los Angeles editions provides access to more great local and national articles and interviews.

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Pacific Health and Wellness: Saving Lives Through Screenings, by Beth Davis


Neal Bychek is president and CEO of Pacific Health and Wellness, based in Redondo Beach. When he was 13 years old, his mother had a massive stroke at the age of 46. It left her with significant disabilities, impacting the entire family. It was his mother’s ordeal that would inspire Bychek to go into the medical field so that he could make a difference, first as a hospital volunteer at the age of 15, then serving in clinical orthopedics, acting as a healthcare business development consultant and ultimately owning a robust health and wellness company.

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Chocolate Leads to Toothpaste Breakthrough

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Theodent, LLC, a New Orleans-based company, has recently introduced a groundbreaking dentifrice marketed under the Theodent brand. Surprisingly, chocolate has played a prominent role. CEO and then-doctoral candidate in bioinformatics at Tulane University, Dr. Arman Sadeghpour, found that theobromine (marketed by the company under the Rennou™ name), an extract of cocoa that is very similar in structure to caffeine, outperforms fluoride in building healthier teeth. The American Dental
Association Foundation has independently confirmed that Rennou protects human enamel better than fluoride. 

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Yogaworks Announces Two Upcoming Workshops

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Yogaworks has announced two upcoming weekend workshops slated for their Montana Avenue studio. The first, entitled Advanced Yoga for Everyone, will be taught by Mark Whitwell on July 21 and 22. The second one is entitled Finding Your Purpose & Art of Voice and will be taught by Suzanne Sterling on August 4 and 5.

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Abraham-Hicks Brings Two Events to Los Angeles

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Esther Hicks will bring two Vortex of Attraction workshops to Los Angeles County this month. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in dialog with Hicks and the teachers collectively referred to as Abraham. 

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Wake Up Festival Presents Transformational Getaway

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Multimedia publishing company Sounds True hosts Wake Up Festival August 22-26 in Colorado. The five-day transformational experience will showcase over 25 of the company’s authors and teachers. Sessions include break-out workshops, morning practices, community immersions, musical experiences, “deep dive” intensives, keynote speakers and dance celebrations.

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