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Natural Awakenings New York City

In This Issue: April 2020

What We Can Control

What a difficult time we are in. The fear of coronavirus is normal. The rational and irrational responses to the threat are real. This will be a very bumpy road, with a beginning, a middle and an end, but we will get through it. 

Michael and I have lived through HIV, SARS, Ebola, and H1N1. Our boys are living through their first invisible enemy that they’re old enough to understand. Someday they will tell their children what this pandemic was like—their school and sports disrupted, only seeing their friends online. 

Fear is contagious. A lack of accurate information provides more range for our emotions to go off track. Since coronavirus is so unpredictable, we go to extremes to try and control a situation that is largely out of our control. We can’t help what we feel, and we become anxious by what we see and read. 

But we can take charge of the spread of this virus by adhering to doctors’ recommendations about social distancing and lots of handwashing. This is the time for us to bond with family and appreciate the health that we have. My uncle used to say, “Your health is your wealth.” This statement could not ring truer than it does now.

Our community mission has never been more important to us than it is now. As the
ground shifts beneath our feet, we will respond by giving you the best local generated information we can.

This month several area practitioners—Ayurvedic and naturopathic doctor Somesh
Kaushik (page 11), clinical nutritionist Michael Biamonte (page11) and holistic dentist
Dr. Lewis Gross (page 16)—as well as our resident naturalist, Roger Dubin, (page 33) stepped up to provide health tips and encouraging words for us to share with you. Please don’t miss what they have to say.

Nourishing you while you shelter in place.

Cyrece and Michael

See all of the April National articles below.