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Attaining The Hole-In-One Asana

Yoga is a discipline with physical and mental benefits that include increased flexibility, energy and vitality; improved muscle strength and tone, respiration and posture; stress reduction and maintaining a balanced metabolism.

Monitoring for Bees in Midewin

Monitors look for bees in 100-meter transects, spending 30 minutes in each one. Barb Krupa, an undergraduate zoology major at ONU, is active at Midewin as often as three days a week.

Chicago’s Field Museum Involves Public in Monarch Research

Monarch butterflies have experienced an 80 percent population decline over the last 20 years, partly due to loss of milkweed plants, the only food source for monarch caterpillars.

Adaptive Yoga

is a Tool For Building Resilience
The examined health benefits of yoga are vast, from stress reduction and reduced fatigue to improved posture, balance, strength and joint health.

3 Easy Steps to Living a High-Energy Day

When we’re in a positive high-energy state, we often feel like we can do anything, but many of us struggle to accomplish our daily goals because we lack the strength to get them done.

Three Ways Busy Moms Can Thrive

Life is constantly dishing up curveballs. Motherhood adds more, like mysterious rashes and toddler meltdowns in the middle of a crowded grocery store on a Saturday.

Goldenrods:

Autumn Food for Pollinators, Color Feast for People
Plant experts Sandra Mason and Greg Spyreas agree that goldenrods, those prolific plants that bloom bright yellow in September and October, are unjustly maligned.

Downward Dog

After the Dog Days of Summer
Here we are at the end of summer. My parents tell me that “back in the day,” summer months were filled with frolic, outdoor adventures and low-stress summer jobs.

Give Children the Gift of Success

and Freedom From Stress
Each new school year brings opportunities for growth and learning, but these new experiences can also present challenges.

Natural Awakenings Chicago News Briefs

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Chicago’s Wrigleyville Dental Tests for Oral Galvanism

Having mixed metals in the mouth can be harmful for our bodies in many ways. Oral galvanism is brought on by the electrical currents that occur when a patient has several metal-treated teeth.

CyberScan Available at Kintsugi Wellness

Jill Briska, DC, owner of Kintsugi Wellness, in Lombard, offers U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved CyberScan technology to address many chronic health conditions.

Evanston Streets Alive Features Green Living Fest

The annual Streets Alive event, organized by Citizens’ Greener Evanston, the Evanston Environmental Association and the city of Evanston, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., September 8.

Kangen Water Quenches Thirst Like No Other

Patrick McMurray, owner of Flotstone Floatation Therapy in Lake Bluff, in partnership with John Welch Fitness, will host a demonstration of Kangen water by Enagic at 5:30 p.m., September 11.

Learn About Natural Health in Tinley Park

Empowering the future of our natural health, the Trinity Health Freedom Expo will take place on October 26 and 27 at the Tinley Park Convention Center.

McHenry County Farm Stroll

The McHenry County Farm Bureau and the University of Illinois Extension McHenry County Master Gardeners will host the fifth annual Farm Stroll, a self-guided tour of 12 family-owned farms from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 29.

New CCHW Office Opens in Schaumburg, Adds New Classes

The Calandra Center for Health & Wellness (CCHW), is moving its northwest suburban office from Arlington Heights to 830 East Higgins Road, Suite 112, in Schaumburg.

One-Day Introduction to Zero Balancing

The Zero Balancing Wellness Center, in Wilmette, is offering a one-day introductory class on September 25 that can benefit both practitioners and lay people.

Raise Vibrations Toward Healing at Annual Expo

Orgonite Healing Crystals will present the second annual Raised Vibrations: Energy, Health, & Healing Expo from noon to 5 p.m., October 13, in Round Lake.

Structural Integration Explained

Whole Body Kinetics, in Chicago, will present The Explanation of What’s Rolfing Structural Integration, an educational discussion on the benefits of Rolfing Structural Integration and Pilates, at 1 p.m., September 28.

Sunset Meditation to Elevate Our Perspective

Vacation of the Mind is a community of meditation instructors on a mission to touch 1 million lives or more through the power of making positive, impactful lifestyle changes.

The Resiliency Institute Fall Farm Yoga

The nonprofit Resiliency Institute is introducing a family-friendly outdoor yoga session from 9 to 10 a.m., September 22, in Naperville.

Turn Positive Thoughts into Works of Art

The Edgar Cayce Holistic Center of Des Plaines will host a hands-on workshop to teach participants how to communicate positive messages through art, to be presented by Terri Gregory from 2 to 4 p.m., September 28.

Natural Awakenings Chicago Spotlights

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Mark Drugs Pharmacy

Offers Customized Medications
That is the philosophy at full-service Mark Drugs Pharmacy, with locations in Roselle and Deerfield, that specializes in the custom compounding of medications for both people and animals.

Essential Oils

Contribute to Natural Wellness
People have been turning to the healing and relaxation benefits of essential oils for thousands of years.

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.
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DIGITAL KIDS: How to Click With Young Techies

Many Silicon Valley executives that design devices and apps have put their own children in tech-free Waldorf schools, reports The New York Times; even Bill Gates and Steve Jobs strictly limited their kids’ screen time.

PET PEEVE

Natural Remedies for Allergies to Furry Friends
Jessica Martinez, a medical assistant and part-time dog groomer in Rockford, Illinois, was growing her family—a husband, two daughters and a young beloved husky.

FAIRY MAGIC

Feeling Their Touch in Nature

The Power of Yoga

Tapping Into the Life Force
Longevity is something most of us strive for, and increasingly, research shows that implementing a consistent yoga practice can be a fruitful investment toward that goal.
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Letter from Publisher

As I write you this month, my office window is open to the sounds of late summer in my neighborhood.

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Be Wary of Dental Antibiotics

Preventive antibiotics are frequently prescribed by dentists for older patients with certain heart conditions, but Oregon State University researchers recently found that those antibiotics, which can expose patients to unwelcome side effects, are unnecessary 81 percent of the time.

Lower Anxiety to Ease Allergies

In the study of 1,782 people, they also found that food and drug allergies were unaffected by psychosocial disorders.

Try Maqui Berry for Dry Eyes

Maqui, tiny black berries that grow wild in the rain forests of Chile and Argentina, are beloved by small birds.

Sleep Tight to Keep Ulcers at Bay

About one in 10 Americans develops painful peptic ulcers, open sores in the lining of the stomach and duodenum, that are sometimes caused by an overgrowth of the Helicobacter pylori bacteria.

Soak Up Rays for a Healthier Bowel

Regular exposure to sunlight decreases the incidence of irritable bowel disease (IBD) in children, researchers from the Australian National University report.

Be a ‘Warm’ Parent to Extend Kids’ Lives

Cold or unsupportive mothering styles can harm a child’s health into adulthood, Loma Linda University researchers have found.
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Make Breast Health a Priority

Breast health includes monitoring breasts, but mammograms aren’t the solution for everyone. They expose the body to high levels of radiation and can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.
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Join in a Climate Strike Event

Sustainable Scrubbing

Tips for Toxin-Free House Cleaning

Cetacean Liberation

Canada Bans Captive Sea Mammals

Growing Pains

Climate Changes Upend Farming

Cola Quandary

Companies Urge Vietnam Recycling Plans

Whale Wipe-Out

Record Numbers Starving to Death