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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

Digital Edition

 

Click on the cover image to read the online digital version of Natural Awakenings that allows you to turn pages like the print edition.
 

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Letter from Publisher

Step outside, smile up at the sky and maybe kick off your shoes. We’re looking at the start of summer, the happy beginning of long days and open possibilities.

Natural Awakenings CHicago Features

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Alleviates Chronic Pain

What a Difference a Summer Solstice Makes

Natural Awakenings Chicago News Briefs

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Taggart Siegel Seeks to Seed an Agricultural Revolution

His latest documentary film explores the global drive to rescue traditional seed varieties threatened with extinction by agribusiness practices, in order to ensure humanity’s survival.

Mastering Self-Defense

Staying Aware Avoids Problems
Effective self-defense comes when we move mindfully through environments and know how to safely redirect an opponent’s energy.

When We Set Out

Let Spirit Steer Us
Our soul is like a sail, filled by the wind of Spirit; our job is to harness our will to let Spirit take the rudder.

Natural Motherhood

Creating the Best Start for New Life
By making wise choices starting with diet and exercise, a mom-to-be can claim the gentle, joyous birth she wants for her baby.

Natural Awakenings Chicago Spotlights

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The Springs of Vernon Hills

Provides Person-Centered Memory Care
The Springs of Vernon Hills is a 70-bed, stand-alone memory care facility located in Vernon Hills that specializes in residents with Alzheimer’s and other dementia. Tina Schachter is the executive director and explains that they offer care to residents with a variety of cognitive conditions.

Clear Path Wellness

Trains Clients to Make Informed Health Decisions
In more than 18 years of treating patients, Dr. Laurie Goldman has used holistic treatments, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, alternative medicine and lifestyle modification to promote health and wellness.

Inner Child Connections Resolves Emotional Issues

When we ignore our subconscious mind, we’re not able to find peace and resolution in our life. This statement is the basis for the emotional healing that Funda Kahn facilitates at Inner Child Connections, in Northbrook.

Creating a Healthy Family Dynamic

With stimulation overwhelming them from school, home, friends and technology, children are more stressed than ever before. Amanda Hinman, co-founder of the Hinman Holistic Health Institute with her husband, Mike, says children need a holistic approach that addresses how they eat, live and learn in order to grow and thrive.

Structural Integration

Aims for Total Balance
Diane Roth, founder of Roth Structural Integration, in Highland Park, has been practicing Structural Integration for more than 25 years. Through the use of hands-on manipulation of the tissue and surrounding fascia, she helps clients find relief from chronic pain and other symptoms of misalignment in the body.

Gynecology Institute Offers

Integrative and Holistic Women’s Care
Since 2013, the Gynecology Institute of Chicago has served as a place where women can find a holistic team of specialists to treat everything from common gynecological issues and check-ups to advanced surgical procedures. With three locations in Chicago, the Institute is a convenient, inviting and supportive environment promoting urogynecological health and overall wellness.

Balance Chiropractic & Wellness

Provides Functional Healing
With a combined focus on chiropractic health and functional medicine, Balance Chiropractic & Wellness, in Hoffman Estates, offers patients natural, non-pharmaceutical options to achieve overall wellness.

Evanston Eye Wellness

Helps Patients See and Feel Better
When Dr. Deana LaBrosse opened Evanston Eye Wellness, in Evanston, last March 2016, she wanted to have a space where she could incorporate natural and holistic treatments with traditional optometry practices. Her office provides comprehensive eye care, medical eye care and contact lens services, with a focus on dry eye treatment and preventive health.

Naturopathic Medicine Focuses on the Underlying Causes of Illness

With its focus on integrative medical services and natural modalities, many people are turning to naturopathic medicine as a complement to traditional Western medicine. Since 2011, Dr. Katherine Chavez has been the naturopath on staff at the Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern, in Chicago, which is a leading provider in the area for integrative health services.

Raby Institute

Focuses on Person-Centered Holistic Care
As a leading provider for integrative health services in a nurturing and empowering environment, The Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern, in Chicago, combines the best of Western medicine with holistic healing approaches to create a system of health and wellness that honors the whole person.

The Neuroscience Center

Specializes in Treatment-Resistant Disorders
A visit to TNC will begin with an extensive clinical interview, followed by a comprehensive evaluation that often starts with a Brain SPECT functional imaging, a non-invasive procedure that allows a physician to identify if the brain is optimally functioning, different than an MRI or other structural imaging process.

ARC Physical Therapy

Keeping Chicago On the Move
As licensed physical therapists, Kevin Cronin, founder and president of ARC Physical Therapy, along with co-owner John Christiansen, help their patients achieve a higher quality of life by staying on top of new developments in their field. They specialize in Fascial Counterstrain, a cutting-edge technique developed and fine-tuned within the last decade that focuses on fascia—the connective web of tissue that runs throughout the body and covers nerves, veins and organs—and its effect on body motion.

Natural Awakenings Chicago Contests

 

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Kudos

The SCARCE Focus on Energy Film Festival and red carpet awards ceremony, featuring student-produced short videos in languages other than English about the smart grid and energy efficiency, was held April 23.
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Safe Harbor

Marine Reserve Preserves Ocean Biodiversity

Turtle Turnaround

Record Hatchlings Give Hope

Cycling Chicago

Pioneering Bike Paths Promise Easy Commutes

Balloon Doom

Far-Flying Rubber Harms Sea Creatures

Eco IKEA

Designing Cabinets and Chairs Made from Recyclables

Choo Choo Breakthrough

Wind-Powered Trains in Holland
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Not-So-Speedy Pedaling Boosts Benefits

Ideal Biking Pace

Prenatal Omega-3 Reduces Kids’ Asthma Risk

Supplement for Expectant Mothers

Even One Drink Daily Increases Melanoma Risk

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Skin Cancer

DNA Markers Link Lifespan to Nutrition

Vitamin C, Folate and Potassium Intake Associated with Longevity

Latin American Tree Bark Improves Diabetes Markers

Extract Helps People with Type 2

Negative Stereotypes Sabotage Girl Soccer Players

Exposure to Discouraging Viewpoints Affects Performance
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Click on the cover image to read the online digital version of the 2017 Band of Farmers CSA Guide that is contained within the March 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings Chicago

 

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