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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

Digital Edition

 

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Letter from Publisher

February is when we most long for spring; we’re so done with winter. Yet, as we transition through the month, new signs of spring arrive daily. Hardy spring bulbs like snow drops, glory-of-the-snow and early crocus send up their bright green shoots and may even start to flower before March.

Natural Awakenings CHicago Features

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Functional Brain Imaging

Identifies Depression Conditions Successfully

Helping Our Local Critters Thrive Through the Winter

Demystifying The Recycling Process

Preventing Falls All Year Long

Regulating Digesting

Can Reclaim Our Health

Dealing with Fibromyalgia Is No Simple Task

Random Acts of Sustainability

Natural Awakenings Chicago News Briefs

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Transforming the Way Women Relate to Men

An Interview with Alison Armstrong
Approaching our differences with openness and curiosity rather than assumptions opens up true communication.

Fit For Life

How to Stay Healthy, Flexible and Strong
The human body is designed to wear well at least through age 70, and with the right exercise, diet and activities, we can push that number higher.

In the O-Zone

Oxygen Therapy Heals a Host of Ills
In effectively treating everything from infections to Lyme disease to herniated disks, ozone therapy is proving its value to patients in more than 50 countries.

Sacred Passage

Conscious Dying as a Transformative Healing Journey
By being deeply attentive, we can turn the dying process of ourselves and others into a profoundly moving, loving and more peaceful experience.

Natural Awakenings Chicago Spotlights

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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.

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.

Cancer Report

 

 

Natural Awakenings Chicago Contests

 

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Balance Chiropractic and Wellness

Dr. Chris Emmert has joined the team at Balance Chiropractic and Wellness as a chiropractic physician.

Organic Roots Salon

Organic Roots Eco Salon has hired a new nail technician, Jami Wagner, who has studied photography and sculpture, and attended the Aveda Institute, in Columbus, Ohio.
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Heave Ho

Abandoned and Lost Fishing Gear Pollutes the Seas

Free Fuel

Hydrogen Conversion From Water Making Gains

Veggie Tales

Plants Communicate with Sound

Fungus Among Us

Genetically Altered Mushrooms Approved for Consumption

Watch the Birdie

Selfies Promote Animal Cruelty and Death

Repurposed Pallets

Texas Company Turns Wood Waste into Furniture
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Infants Breathing Bad Air May Suffer as Teens

Study Links Air Pollutants to Lung Function

Reflexology and Imagery Relieve Preoperative Anxiety

Complementary Medicine Reduces Stress Before Surgery

Chinese Herbs Lessen Postpartum Blues

Safe, Effective Remedy

Fortified Foods Cut Into Supplement Use

Adults Turning to Added Nutrients

Aloe Vera Juice Allays Diabetes

Reduces Fasting Blood Glucose

Fenugreek Eases Menopause

Extract Provides Relief for Symptoms
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A Natural Solution to Sleep Apnea

Many people believe sleep apnea is caused by a sagging soft pallet in the throat. According to Master Herbalist Steven Frank, it actually results from a diminishing signal from the brain to the diaphragm during the transition from semi-wakefulness into the next stage of lighter sleep.

New Progress in Cardiology Research

In a new Interheart study spanning 50 countries, doctors recommend that the most effective way to assess and improve a patient’s cardiovascular risk level is to use multi-marker screening panels, instead of a single, conventional lipid-only testing (compromised of total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides).

 

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