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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Approach to Detoxification

Detoxification is a popular way for people to take an active role in their health. There are many great diets, supplements, treatments and programs that have been developed to guide us through what is a complicated and often misunderstood process.

Assessing Cancer Risk with Genetic Testing

A cancer diagnosis can be a frightful and devastating experience. According to the National Cancer Institute, 1,685,210 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2016, with the five most common being breast, lung, prostate, colon and rectum, and bladder.

Combating Stinging Insect Allergies

It is important to know that anyone can develop a severe insect allergy and even non-allergic individuals can experience a lethal reaction from multiple stings.

Meditation Can Transform Lives

An Interview with Louis A. Ritz
Louis A. Ritz, Ph.D., serves on the faculty of the department of neuroscience of the University of Florida College of Medicine, where his focus is on education of medical and graduate students.

Avoid Binge Drinking During Summer Holidays

The bookends of summer are Memorial Day and Labor Day, when summer vacations, graduation parties, weddings, festivals and picnics bring alcohol-laden events that can lead to unintentional binge drinking.
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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).

Rolfing Structural Integration Improves Sitting Posture

When sitting, many people believe that pulling their shoulders back, lifting up the chest and tucking in their buttocks to eliminate the curve of the lower back creates a healthy posture.

No Stigma Required for Conception Issues

Anxiety, inadequacy, uncertainty, frustration, sadness and hopelessness are some of the many emotions that make the struggle to conceive a child something many couples would rather keep to themselves.
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Archive »Healing Ways

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Five Solutions for Sleep Apnea
If you seldom feel rested upon awakening, simple strategies from diet to sleep position can help overcome what may be an undiagnosed case of sleep apnea.
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Archive »Natural Healing

Natural Ways to Cleanse Body & Mind

Take Toxins Out of Your Life
Because we encounter some 100 chemicals in everyday products we need an ongoing detox practice to boost our body’s own cleansing process.
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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

Sufficient Sleep Supports Immunity

Stay Healthy with Adequate Rest

Massage Relieves Chronic Back Pain

Study Finds Effectiveness

Eating Fruit Lowers Cardiac Risk

Keep the Heart Healthy with a Serving a Day

Chinese Fungi Relieve Asthma Suffering

Naturally Improves Lung Health

Meditating Raises Spirits More than a Vacation

More Effective at Reducing Stress

Natural Sounds Soothe the Brain

Soundscapes to Relax the Mind