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Natural Awakenings Tampa Florida

Letter From the Publisher

Among the few chilly, sweater- and sock-wearing days so far this year, we’ve had many more heavenly days, weather wise. This season holds all the best in West Coast living. On the 20th we welcome Spring Equinox 2016, with all the life renewing possibilities it represents. Life is good in Tampa Bay.
    This month’s issue offers some compelling insight on food production and its potential affect on current and future health, planet wide. Dietician Melinda Hemmelgarn offers food for thought in “Meaty Truths” (page 28), a comprehensive overview for consideration when choosing to eat “meat”. Hemmelgarn’s article clarifies many aspects of a very complex issue.
    In her interview entitled “Land Manager Allan Savory on Holistic Pasturing” (page 32), writer Linda Sechrist uncovers vital connections between “holistic pasturing” and climate change. Read this article to learn implications for the future this field of study suggests. 
    I recently underwent a self-imposed gall bladder detox cleanse: a challenge, but worth it. It is nice to get back to eating. During the cleanse I thought about my usual diet and considered adjustments that might be necessary. I think it’s safe to say, I’m on the right track, inside and out. 
    I’ve learned so much from this issue of Natural Awakenings, I know you will too. As always, open your mind and read on.