February 2018

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TIPS FOR TREATING DRY SKIN

As we age, our oil glands produce less oil, causing our skin to become drier, which can lead to wrinkles and sagging. Other factors, including genetics, diet, lifestyle, sun exposure and smoking can affect how our skin changes as we age.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) was formally recognized by clinicians in the 1980s as a form of depression most commonly noticed in the winter. Research shows SAD to affect 4 to 6 percent of the general population with up to 75 percent of these individuals noted to be women.

Food Allergies:

Food allergies have become a growing public health and safety issue, with reactions to peanuts and tree nuts doubling in the past decade. True food allergies affect 15 million Americans, including 6 million children, with one in six at significant risk of anaphylaxis.

Minestrone Soup

"One of the first recipes I made for a crowd was minestrone soup from the More with Less Cookbook,” says Janie Maxwell. “I still look at recipes for minestrone soup to be inspired and see what others add."

Beautyheart Radish

Jen Miller says, “Many of our root vegetables are grown from the late summer into the fall. In the fall, we harvest and store them for the winter months. Beautyheart radishes, also known as watermelon radishes, are particularly wonderful, as their flavor is soft and slightly sweet, and they provide an amazing magenta color to this salad.

Door County

Those with cabin fever and craving winter comfort food can find a tasty cure in the kitchen with this Aubergine Zacusca sandwich.

HOLISTIC STRATEGIES

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.

MIDWEST COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE

Within the last decade, acupuncture has steadily moved toward the mainstream. As the danger of addictive narcotic pain relievers becomes a frequent headline, more people are seeking non-pharmacological approaches for relieving pain and discomfort.

‘This is the Moment’ is 2018 One Earth Film Festival Theme

To underscore the urgency for its audiences to become more environmentally aware and to take meaningful actions, the One Earth Film Festival, which runs from March 2 through 11 across the Chicago area, has declared that “this is the moment” to take action.

Natural Awakenings Family of Franchises Continues to Grow

Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. (NAPC) welcomed two new publishers to a recent training session at the corporate headquarters in Naples, Florida.

Going Green Offers a Great Business Opportunity

Wife, mom, musician, caregiver, wellness advocate and business owner Angelina Morris not only advises people about non-toxic and environmentally friendly products that her own family uses, but loves to help people get started on their own independent, home-based business.

Top-Ranked Women’s Herbal Conference

The seventh annual Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference will be held from June 1 to 3 in Almond, Wisconsin, and registration is now open.