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Letter from Publisher

There’s a journalistic truism that admonishes writers not to begin by talking about the weather—it’s considered cliché.

Natural Awakenings CHicago Features

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Chicago is the Fair Trade Capital of the USA

Putting a Garden to Bed for the Winter

Making Peace With Our Bodies

A Conversation with Meryl Feldman of Blossom Within Coaching

Natural Awakenings Chicago News Briefs

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Archive »Features

Happy Furry Home

Tips for Keeping a Pet-Friendly Home Clean
If you love to live with pets but not their dirty feet and fluff balls, here are effective strategies to keep our space—and theirs—sparkling clean.

Raising a Music Lover

Kids Thrive to Rhythms of Head and Heart
Adding an M for music to the three R’s boosts students’ self-confidence and bolsters not only their appreciation of music but also vocabulary and math skills.

The Secret of Sublime Living

Savoring Perfect Present Moments
When we pay attention to life’s small, sweet pleasures, we enter into sublime experiences of pure perfection.

The Modern Shaman

Ancient Practices Heal Body and Soul
Shamanism has emerged from Earth’s jungle and forest peoples to offer contemporary society an integrative worldview with rich healing potential.

Natural Awakenings Chicago Spotlights

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Cool Down the Sensors and Eliminate Pain

We have all experienced the aches and pain that come from leading active lives. Joint and muscle pain, arthritis, strains and bruises are things we all live with.

Clean Water for a Healthier Body

Karol Dolega’s fascination with clean drinking water started with his desire to maximize his own hydration. As a world record-holding marathon runner, Dolega wanted to get the most benefit out of the water he was drinking to improve his performance.

Considering a Mediated Divorce Settlement

Divorce stories are much like war stories, only funnier—when it involves our neighbors instead of us and our soon-to-be ex.

Raby Institute Debuts

Integrative Aesthetics Program for Customized Skin Rejuvenation Treatments

Enlightened Balance Chakra Spa is a Spiritual Oasis

Enlightened Balance Chakra Spa, in historic downtown Crystal Lake, is more than just a retail store or healing center. Owner Kim Grannemann describes the space as “a spiritual boutique that embraces all cultures. We are committed to continue to build a sense of community.”

Structural Integration for Better Alignment

Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that realigns, reeducates and rebalances the fascia and connective tissue of the body.

Sat Nam Yoga Studio is a Community for Healing and Growth

Karampal Kaur, Sat Nam Yoga Chicago co-founder, director, yoga teacher and meditation leader considers the staff, volunteers, students and clients as part of one big family. “Our mission is to encourage people to expand, to have their own authentic experience, to learn and laugh and do it all in a knowledgeable, soulful, supportive community,” she says.

Community Center Offers Holistic Healing and Inspiration

INSIDE, a holistic and artistic community center, along with their sister organization, Inspire Massage, are connecting people with themselves and their community.

Riverwoods Smiles

Creates Brighter Smiles and a Healthy Outlook
Foad Rasekh, DDS, knows that few people look forward to going to the dentist. To change those perceptions, he has made Riverwoods Smiles, in Riverwoods/Deerfield, a family-friendly and environmentally conscious setting where patients feel relaxed and comfortable.

Finding the Right Balance for Healing

Serlin knew the benefits of rehabilitation in the water and decided that combining chiropractic care and aquatic rehab with mind/body practices was the approach that could make a difference.

Holistic Medicine Offers Integrated Healing and Growth

The Center for Holistic Medicine, located in Riverwoods/Deerfield, is a full-service medical clinic where patients can get help with anything from allergies to anxiety.

Shiatsu Bodywork Nurtures Healing

Zen Shiatsu Chicago, located in Evanston, was started in 1988 and has become one of the top schools in Illinois for practitioner training and certification.

Cancer Report

Natural Awakenings Chicago Contests
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Kudos

Surfrider Chicago and paddle partner Kayak Chicago hosted a great turnout for the Pipe Out Paddle Protest – Chicago on September 1 at Montrose Beach, in Chicago, to raise awareness and foster activism in support of protecting our Great Lakes waters and shutting down Enbridge Line 5, an aging oil pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac. Dan Sloboda, of Patagonia, outlined the Line 5 campaign basics and an action plan going forward.
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Lying Labels

New Term Disguises High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Healing Recipe

Cooking May Be the Future of Medicine

Kinesthetic Kids

New Desks Aid Learning via Movement

Hello Escargot

Pest Control Without Chemicals

Nuclear Advancement

Aerospace Giant Closes in on Superior Fusion Power

Fracking Water

Action Needed to Protect U.S. Drinking Water Supplies
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See More »Health Briefs

Vegan Diet Benefits Kids’ Heart Health

Promoting Plant-Based Foods for Children

Black Raspberries Bolster Heart Health

Decrease Artery Stiffness and Repair Blood Vessels

Breast Milk Supports Preemies’ Developing Brains

Increases Premature Babies' Brain Sizes

MS Patients Improve with High-Tone Electrotherapy

Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Vitamin C-Rich Produce Guards Against Cataracts

Certain Foods Provide Vision Protection

Astaxanthin Aids Muscle Recovery

Supplement Found to Help Athletes
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