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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 The Publisher

Once upon a time, several work lives ago, I visited a small Asian restaurant in Toronto named something akin to Tiger Lily, located close to downtown on a street with a lot of other small shops and places to grab a quick dinner.

Natural Awakenings CHicago Features

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Rustic Saffron and Potato Soup Recipe

FamilyFarmed Launches

Good Food is Good Medicine Initiative

Affecting Climate Change by Getting Involved

Pollinator-Friendly Plants and Gardens are a Hot Topic at the

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Natural Awakenings Chicago News Briefs

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Reclaim Your Magic

Make Your World Wondrous Again
To regain the sense of magic we felt as a child, we must live in accord with Earth’s natural cycles and listen to our inner voice.

Sprouts for Pets

Crunchy Nutrition Animals Will Love
Dogs, birds, horses and even picky eaters like cats can learn to love sprouts and gain the nutritional wallop they provide.

Ilona Selke on the Power of Dreaming Big

By becoming clear on what we want, visualizing it and then seeing it as accomplished, we can manifest miracles.

The World’s Healthiest Cuisines

What Five Countries Can Teach Us about Good Eating
Step aside, pizza and chop suey! These five authentic ethnic cuisines offer the real thing— traditional food that’s healthy, tasty and easy to prepare in our own kitchen.

Natural Awakenings Chicago Spotlights

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Onion Garden Offers

Healthy Take on Takeout
The Onion Garden, headquartered in Highland Park, is a quick service takeout eatery and catering business that is changing the way consumers eat, one meal at a time.

Live Total Wellness

Offers Personalized Eco-Friendly Products
Angelina Morris is a wellness advocate with a passion for helping others improve their health, cultivate relationships and find more time for themselves.

Yoga for Healthy Aging Classes

Yoga for Healthy Aging is one of the newest classes offered by Heaven Meets Earth, a yoga studio and center for conscious living in Evanston.


for Optimal Fertility Health
Starting a family can be an exciting time, but for couples that are having trouble conceiving it can be incredibly challenging and stressful. Diana Zic is a health and wellness coach specializing in fertility health, a registered yoga teacher and registered prenatal yoga teacher.

Prenatal Yoga at Heaven Meets Earth

Prenatal Yoga and Meditation is one of the signature classes at Heaven Meets Earth, a yoga studio and center for conscious living in Evanston.


Natural Health Center Focuses on Lifelong Wellness
ChiroMend Natural Health Center, in Glenview, is a comprehensive health clinic that helps people recover from a wide range of health conditions and injuries. They focus on identifying and treating the root cause of a problem instead of focusing on only the symptoms.

Spiritual Nourishment

Through Midlife Transitions
Whether it’s menopause, starting a new job or empty nest syndrome, life’s passages can make us feel lost, isolated and powerless.

Jenny Klein Teaches Yoga

at Heaven Meets Earth
People have been practicing yoga for thousands of years for its physical, spiritual and personal benefits. Heaven Meets Earth, a yoga studio and center for conscious living in Evanston, is a place where students can move their practice forward and connect with others.

Cocodaco Dance Project

Promotes Community-Based Performances
Like so many other people, dancing has always been a deeply meaningful form of expression for Ronn Stewart.

Functional Medicine

Assists Healing from Neuropathy
Dr. Kim Martin is board certified in integrative medicine with specialties in nutrition, neurology, and functional medicine, and is the head chiropractor at North Shore Health Solutions.

Practical Applications of Huna Philosophy

Funda Kahn opened Inner Child Connection 13 years ago in Northbrook.

Using Gems to Inspire and Comfort

Crystals and minerals have been on the Earth for centuries, long before humans and animals inhabited the planet.

Cancer Report

Natural Awakenings Chicago Contests

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Leafy Greens Lower Risk for Heart Disease

Vitamin K for Cardiovascular Health

Physical Activity Deters Alzheimer's

Reduce Risk with Movement

Gooseberries are Good for the Gut

Ayurvedic Remedy for Gastrointestinal Problems

Saunas Lower Blood Pressure

Reduces Risk of Hypertension

Positive Outlook Powers Osteoarthritis Patients

Feeling Optimistic Helps with Symptoms

Teen Marijuana Use Fosters Depression

Impact on Mental Health
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Wind Harvest

Floating Farm Helps Power UK Needs

Sickly Salmon

Uncontrolled Lice Threaten Fish Industry

Fossilized Financing

Renewable Energy Subsidies Lag Far Behind

Grassroots Gumption

Sweet Potato Project Encourages Enterprise

Food Sourcing

Marine Algae Could Nourish Growing World Population

Veggie Renaissance

Brits Cutting Back on Meat Eating
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Harmonize with Spring for Optimum Health

A key concept in Chinese medicine is, “Heaven and man are one,” which implies that we cannot understand our health without considering our surrounding conditions.

Digital is Important for Dental X-Rays

We know that X-ray radiation is nothing to trifle with, but in comparison, dental X-rays are pretty tame.