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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

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

Edward Humes on the High Cost of Transportation

Small Consumer Choices Have Big Impacts
When we click “buy it now” to purchase, say, a coffee pot, we support a process that has 165,000 miles of trains, planes, boats and truck travel attached to it.

Tree-Mendous Love

How Trees Care for Each Other
Just like us, trees can communicate, nurture one another and protect each other from danger.


How to Slim a Fat Feline
Three of five American cats are overweight, but simple feeding and exercise strategies can restore a plump feline to jungle-cat sleekness.

Change Makers

Inspired to Act
Dedicated to improving their slice of the world, activists are energetically tackling problems that range from food waste in California to poor sanitation in Haiti to Alzheimer’s treatment in New York.

Natural Awakenings Chicago Spotlights

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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.

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.

Cancer Report

Natural Awakenings Chicago Contests
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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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See More »Global Briefs

Green Crisis

One in Five Plant Species May Face Extinction

Biodegradable Bottle

Algae-Based Jars Quickly Decompose

Bright Idea

Incandescent Lights Reinvented as Eco-Friendly

Cause and Effect

Activists Will ‘Sue’ Monsanto in Mock Trial

School Haze

EPA Helps Schools Cut Bus Emissions

Organic Rally

October is Non-GMO Month
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See More »Health Briefs

Medical Errors Cause 250,000 Deaths a Year

Third-Leading Cause in U.S.

Senior Joggers Enjoy Youthful Metabolic Rate

Benefits of Running Later in Life

Diabetics Improve Using Sesame and Rice Bran Oils

Normalizes Blood Glucose Levels

Vitamin D3 Boosts Gut Health

Reduces Bad Bacteria, Increases Good

Sweat Can Transfer Happiness

Contagious Emotional State

Acupuncture Eases Hot Flashes

Treatment for Menopause Symptoms
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