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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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as We Age
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

and Vitamin D
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:

A Growing Problem
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.

How to Relieve Stress Naturally

Stress, especially chronic stress, can negatively impact our health and lead to heart disease, obesity, diabetes and even cancer.

Launch a New Career in Healing Massage

Massage is a wonderful tool for relaxation, but too often we think of it as a luxury. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine knows that massage can improve many health issues, from injury rehabilitation to oncology and cancer treatments, and be a powerful form of healing.
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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.

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.
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Sunshine on Our Shoulders

Makes Us Happy and Healthy
Wait a few minutes before slathering on natural sunscreen or covering up with long sleeves. It turns out we need five to 10 minutes of direct sunlight a few days a week so that our bodies can produce the vitamin D we need.
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Archive »Natural Healing

Rising Above Adversity

How to Strengthen Your Resilience Muscle
By choosing self-direction instead of self-pity, we can turn difficult times into opportunities to grow and even thrive.
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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

Upbeat Kids

Five Steps to Positivity
By using wise strategies, we can help a child move past negativity and despair into a fresh, happier point of view.
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Health Briefs

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