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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

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Start the New Year with 
Positivity and Self-Care

As we begin to make plans for the new year, lets make a positive outlook a priority.

Basic Concepts for Adoption Awareness Month

Our state and federal officials long ago declared November as Adoption Awareness Month, a time when families can learn about resources for older youth and about the many types of adoption available.

3 Preventive Herbs for Cold and Flu Season

The smell of fall is in the air, with leaves dropping, rain falling and temperatures cooling. The holidays are coming, people are shopping, feeling stressed and spending more time indoors—a perfect breeding ground for cold and flu viruses.

thriveMD

Combines Preventive Medicine and Innovative Procedures
When we give our body the tools and treatments to function as optimally and efficiently as possible, health and well-being are natural outcomes.

Floating Away Stress

Isolation Tanks Induce Deep Rest and Healing
Sensory isolation in a floatation tank is known for inducing deep relaxation with subsequent improved health.
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Chinese Medicine ‘Health Hacks’ for Aging Gracefully

We may save enough money to retire comfortably, but we don’t always invest in our health the same way.

The Secret To Healthy Aging is a Healthy Gut

Fighting Cancer with Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine (CM) fills gaps in cancer prevention and treatment with the safe use of herbs, bodywork and supplements, as well as mind-body techniques that are beneficial for more than just symptom relief.

American College of Physicians Recommends Massage and Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

In February, the American College of Physicians (ACP) issued new guidelines for treating low back pain that recommend massage, acupuncture and other non-pharmacologic treatments as the first treatments of choice.

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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Archive »Healing Ways

12 Happy Holiday Tips

How to Really Enjoy the Season
Shuck seasonal overwhelm with these simple strategies, from eschewing perfection to designating a binge day to building a snow fort.
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Archive »Natural Healing

Preventing, Reversing and Managing Diabetes Naturally

When we’re aware of the physical and emotional components of diabetes, it’s easier to make the lifestyle changes that ward it off.
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Archive »Wellness and Anti-Aging

Live Cancer-Free

Natural Ways to Prevent and Heal Cancer
Understanding cancer’s physiological and emotional roots gives us powerful tools to build a life free of the disease and related fears.
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Archive »Beauty and Skin Care

Holistic Dermatology

Inner Health, Radiant Skin
Food allergies and gut parasites can dull our complexion, but through switch-ups in diet and using holistic facial products, we can restore a healthy natural glow.
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Archive »Perfect Weight

Weight-Loss Saboteurs

Tackling Obesity’s Hidden Causes
If you’re among the many of us that can’t keep pounds off, the cause may lurk in an imbalance in gut bacteria, thyroid function, immune response or exercise method.
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Archive »Healthy Kids

How a Brain Grows

Five Ways to Aid Development
Try these scientifically backed tips, designed for parents and caregivers, to positively influence a child’s developing brain.
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Health Briefs

Milk Chocolate Also Benefits Heart Health

Lowers Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

Gut Bacteria Imbalance Linked to Chronic Fatigue

Connection Found in Patients

Pink Noise While Asleep Helps Memory

Random Sound While Sleeping Increases Brain Activity

Alcohol Affects Our Heartbeat

Study Finds Consumption Linked to Arrhythmia

Dear Diary Comforts the Elderly

Journaling Helps With End-of-Life Care

Tree Nuts Cut Colon Cancer Relapse

Reduces Recurrence in Patients