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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

Digital Edition

 

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Natural Awakenings CHicago Features

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Songbirds

Add Local Color in May
In May, Chicago region backyards and nature preserves sparkle with the songs and colorful plumage of migratory birds. Some of them have traveled thousands of miles from their winter homes in Central and South America on their way to their northerly breeding grounds.

Turn to Dance

for Emotional and Physical Well-Being
As we transition from our seemingly indestructible selves in our youth to the potential vulnerability as mortals on this Earth, we look for ways to prevent illness and maintain our well-being.

Versatile Carrots

Make a Tasty and Healthy Salad
This bright root vegetable comes in a variety of colors and can be eaten raw, roasted, steamed, juiced, pureed, pickled or any other way you discover.

Spring Veggie Recipes

From a Farm Kitchen
On sunny spring days, we spend our days in the field planting new crops and harvesting. When the weather is rainy, we are in the greenhouse, seeding crops and focused on indoor projects.

Natural Awakenings Chicago News Briefs

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Awaken Intuitive Abilities with Heather Faun Basl

Intuitive healer medium Heather Faun Basl offers many opportunities for people to open and awaken their intuitive abilities.

Body Mind Spirit Expo in Tinley Park

Bringing shining insights and life-affirming wisdom, the Body Mind Spirit Expo will rematerialize in suburban Chicagoland for its 15th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., June 1, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 2.

Don’t Just Manage Pain, Eliminate It

Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics will present a talk, Stem Cell Therapy, Prolotherapy & PRP for Relieving Pain, Sports Injuries and Osteoarthritis, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., May 7, at the Oak Park Public Library.

Explore the World of Adoption at Northfield Workshop

Attorney Sally Wildman, of Chicago and Northbrook, will share adoption fundamentals and current trends that are in practice today in her workshop, The Adoption Process from A to Z, from 7 to 9:15 p.m., May 22.

Infinity Foundation 22nd Annual Anniversary Gala

Support and celebrate the Infinity Foundation community at a vital fundraising evening event, All In Spirit, on May 17 (admission $100).

Kadampa Meditation Retreat in Racine

The Kadampa Meditation Center (KMC) Chicago is conducting a weekend getaway meditation retreat: Abiding In Clarity, from May 31 through June 2 at the Siena Retreat Center, in Racine, Wisconsin.

‘Into the Woods’ at Evanston Ecology Center

Nature’s Night Out, Evanston’s annual celebration of all things green from 7 to 10:30 p.m., May 17, at the Evanston Ecology Center, is a gala gathering for those passionate about the environment.

Mushrooms for Food, Medicine and Healing the Environment

The coordinators of the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference will present Mycelium Mysteries: a Women’s Mushroom Retreat, from September 27 to 29, in Almond, Wisconsin.

New Maraes Color Line and Diamond Filler at Organic Roots

This innovative coloring system with unsurpassable nourishment, intense protection and brilliant color, offers 100 percent coverage for white hair with no ammonia, no PPD, no sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), no parabens, no gluten and no added salts.

Receive Deep Insights into Buddhism

Presented by the Theosophical Society, renowned Buddhist Monk Ajahn Brahm will present Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond from 7 to 9:30 p.m., June 19, at the College of DuPage, in Glen Ellyn.

Specialized Therapy for Mood and Brain-Related Issues

Dr. Kristin Klocko, Pharm.D. RPh, PSc.D, in Wheaton, offers hyperbaric oxygen (HBOT), neurofeedback with PhotoStim, genetic/DNA analysis and the Bredesen ReCODE protocol for reversing cognitive decline.

The Next Generation of CBD Oil is Now Available

Natural Remedee Health Solutions, based in Schaumburg, is now offering faster-acting, longer-lasting CBD oil with CBG from Prime My Body.

The Spiritual Forum Special Guest Appearance

Modern-day mystics and marriage partners Jenny and Greg Donner will be guests at The Spiritual Forum at 10 a.m., May 12, in Deerfield.

Time to Enter Third Annual Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards

In 2018, some 65 gardens representing 33 wards and 60 Chicago communities were honored at the CEGA awards ceremony at the Garfield Park Conservatory.

Transforming Lives Using Energy Healing

Transformative Energy Healing has opened at 3004 West Ainslie, in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, offering services to help clients with emotional, physical and spiritual issues.

Try 5,000-Year-Old Ayurveda Science for Wellness

Licensed physical therapist assistant Christy Studant, owner of Live Powerfully Ayurveda, in Glen Ellyn, has 25 years of teaching experience and an extensive background in physical therapy.

Unlock the Brain’s Hidden Potential

The Edgar Cayce Holistic Center of Chicago will present a one-hour workshop, Gamma Waves Transmission and Whole Brain Activation, from 5 to 6 pm., May 3 and 6.

Natural Awakenings Chicago Spotlights

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Thrive MD

Grows and Adds New Therapies
In the last several months, thriveMD has introduced several new therapies to complement the range of services they already offer.

Flotstone Provides Relaxation Through Floating

Flotstone, in Lake Bluff, is quickly gaining a reputation as a leading-edge float center and spa. Started by Susie McMurray and her son Patrick in 2018, Flotstone is a place for people to relax, rejuvenate and recalibrate from the stressors of their everyday lives.

FreshSkin

Medical Spa & Wellness Center
FreshSkin Medical Spa & Wellness Center, in Highland Park, is a multidisciplinary practice committed to healthy aging, founded in 2011 by Medical Director Dr. Josie Tenore. Her focus on functional medicine and disease prevention helps patients achieve optimal wellness inside and out.

Edgar Cayce’s Association for

Research and Enlightenment
A.R.E. sponsors conferences, tours, camps for children and adults, regional activities and study groups

Wrigleyville Dental

Specializes in Holistic Dentistry
Wrigleyville Dental, in Chicago, is encouraging people to think about oral health as a vital component of overall wellness.

Learn and Grow with

Kriya Yoga
For more than 30 years, people from all backgrounds are welcome and have explored their spiritual path at the Temple of Kriya Yoga, in Chicago.

Aligned Modern Health

Helps Restore Joint Health Holistically
With an integrated approach that strives to help patients eliminate the root cause of pain and live life to the fullest, the team at Aligned Modern Health can help restore both acute and chronic joint health issues.

Be The Change at the

Body Mind Spirit Expo
For more than 30 years, the Body Mind Spirit Expo (BMSE) has provided a nurturing, safe space for visitors to discover their inner path and connect with their local holistic community.

NATURAL REMEDEE

Makes Sense of Cannabis Supplementation
Dee Bayro is a certified holistic health coach and nutritional cannabis educator who supports clients in finding their own path towards wellness.

Organic Gardener Ed Kugler

Shares Knowledge and Produce
For Highland Park native Ed Kugler, a new idea is always growing, whether to teach high school students to grow produce with no chemicals, offer adults an easy way to get healthy food or spread his organic message at local festivals and parades.

North Shore Salt Therapy Center

Makes People Feel Happier
Salt has been used for healing purposes since ancient times, and the first European salt spas originated 150 years ago.

ARC Physical Therapy

is Committed to Success
Advance Rehabilitation Clinics (ARC), with six locations in the Chicago area, offers outpatient orthopedic physical therapy and cutting-edge techniques to effectively treat pains, strains and injuries.
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Gardening for Kids

The Fun of Growing Their Own
Give kids a patch of dirt and a trowel, and they’ll not only have fun but can find a fresh new appetite for fruit and vegetables.

Toxic Legacy

Breast Implant Warriors Unite
Women in growing numbers are joining together to deal with the long-term, serious health threats posed by saline and silicone implants.

Plants Talk

Discover Their Secret Language
Plants may not be raising an audible ruckus, but scientists are finding they communicate silently with each other through smells, hearing and underground networks.

Peter Sagal on Running Toward Mindfulness

The popular NPR talk show host and marathon runner explains why running and other outdoor activities are critical to escaping the “digital dystopia” afflicting our times.
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Letter from The Publisher

Our May issue is devoted in part to women’s health, and this year, we’ve focused on finding ways to support our mental and emotional well-being.

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Amy Kinzie

Amy Kinzie, BS, CWC, has joined the staff at Lovelight Healing Center, in Grayslake, and its roster of experienced practitioners.
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See More »Health Briefs

Dancing Prevents Senior Decline

Improves Daily Living

U.S. Heart Disease on the Rise

News Numbers on Americans With Cardiovascular Disease

Mindfulness May Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Reduces Irritability, Anxiety and Depression

Prenatal Yoga Reduces Caesareans and Labor Pain

Helps With Smoother Deliveries

Fruits and Veggies Boost Moods

Eating Produce Heightens Mental Well-Being

Exercise Improves Young Brains, Too

Not Just Seniors Who Can Benefit

 

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See More »Global Briefs

Post-Coal Cash

Miners Becoming Beekeepers

Poisoned Pastures

Nuclear Testing Linked to Radioactive Milk

Hatching a Record

Avian Senior Citizen Astounds Again

Bear Blitz

Climate-Challenged Polar Bears Invade Town

Skip the Slip

Digital Receipts Gain Momentum

On the Brink

Monarchs Need Species Protections