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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

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Natural Awakenings CHicago Features

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Summer’s Symphony

Insect Songs Send Messages, Reveal Environment Secrets
The project is teaching volunteers to recognize the 12 most commonly heard insects in the Chicago region and how to document them in the field.

Plan a Fall Cranberry Road Trip

Shake up your a Wisconsin fall road trip this year and trade apples and pumpkin patches for savoring new flavors and experiences that celebrate cranberries and sustainability.

Rare Habitat Hosts Unusual Species

There are about 1,000 acres of dolomite prairie on the Midewin. At the core of dolomite prairie is magnesium-rich dolomitic limestone that is home to specialized plants evolved to take advantage of poor, shallow soils.

The Present is the Future

We are in the season of fresh fruits and vegetables, abundant with superfoods and antioxidant-rich produce that thrive in the summer weather.

Science Backs Acupuncture for Pain

Recent studies have shown acupuncture to be more effective than painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants and physical therapy for relieving back pain in both short- and long-term cases.

Summertime Berry Dessert

This Month at the Market

Savoring the Flavors of the Summer Harvest

Natural Awakenings Chicago News Briefs

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Acupuncture Made Convenient

Nirvana Naturopathics, in Deerfield, offers National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) Community-style auricular (ear) acupuncture for $35 in their waiting room.

Astrology Explains Current Administration

David Birr will explore the karma and spiritual destiny of our nation and share what Edgar Cayce said about the ideal and spiritual purpose of America.

East Meets West at New Evolution Bodywork Location

After years of providing personal training and health services in people’s homes, Jessica Nowak’s Evolution Bodywork is transitioning into a studio space within F.I.T. Boutique on September 3.

Experience Excellence Rising

The Light Being Wellness Center will present Call to Consciousness: The Second Session, from 2 to 6 p.m., on August 24.

Flotstone Outreach Events in August

Flotstone Float Therapy will feature guest speakers Bridget Wennerbeck and Shayna Olufs, from Conscious Circles, at 5:30 p.m., August 13.

Habitat Unveils Women-Built Solar-Powered Home

The Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program shines a spotlight on gender barriers women face in becoming homeowners.

Happy Feet Are Wandering

Jasmin Reflexology has relocated to a new location in the near northwest suburb of Norridge. In-home reflexology treatments are also available.

Mental Health and Nutrition Seminar

Purple Sprout Cafe and Juice Bar co-founders Karim Raimbekov and Irina Kuznetsova will present a Mental Health & Nutrition Seminar featuring Premier Pro Wrestling world champion Ron Petoskey.

Mycelium Mysteries Mushroom Retreat

The third annual Women’s Mushroom Conference, Mycelium Mysteries, will be presented by Midwest Women’s Herbal from September 27 through 29 at Camp Helen Brachman, in Almond, Wisconsin.

National Prominent Buddhist Teacher to Speak in Chicago

Demo is the New Kadampa Tradition national spiritual director for the Midwest, and the resident teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center, in Washington, D.C.

New Lisle Location for Veggie Fest

Veggie Fest Chicago, now in its 13th year and one of the largest vegetarian food and wellness festivals in North America, has moved to a new location—Danada South Park at Navistar Drive, in Lisle.

Plant-Based Wellness Retreat Promises Lasting Change

Whole foods, plant-based advocate Jill Keb is conducting her annual Walk the Beach Retreat in South Haven, Michigan. It begins at 6 p.m., Oct. 18, and ends at 1 p.m., Oct. 27.

Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield is Keynote Speaker at Green Team Summit

Solar Oven Demonstration

Solar Oven Partners and Anchors Covenant Group will conduct solar oven demonstrations on August 8 and 11 at the Lincoln Square Farmers’ Market & Berry Church brunch.

Theosophical Society in America Annual Festival

The first Theosophical Society in America TheosoFEST was held in 1990, in conjunction with the Council for the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Natural Awakenings Chicago Spotlights

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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.

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.
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Feeding Healthy Habits

A 10-Step Guide for Helping Children Thrive
Today’s barrage of junk food ads can easily influence kids for the worse, but 10 strategies, including visiting farmers’ markets, teaching cooking skills and implementing device-free family meals, can help them choose to eat better.

Beyond Sustainability

Regenerative Agriculture Takes Aim at Climate Change
Farmers are increasingly exploring inexpensive organic methods to return microbial diversity to the soil, which could help mitigate a warming planet by allowing soil to absorb more carbon.

Aysha Akhtar on Our Symphony With Animals

Through her personal story as a survivor of childhood abuse and the stories of others, the neurologist demonstrates the scientific bond between animals and humans—and how they can heal each other.

21st Century Parenting

Preparing Kids for the Future
Today’s kids live fast-paced, technology-driven lives, which is why it’s critical for parents to strike a balance between accepting modern advances and teaching kids timeless virtues.
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Letter from The Publisher

Local veggies are at their peak flavor and texture and colors beckon young diners. Participating in the process can make it intriguing and interesting as they take ownership of dinner.

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Take It Easy on the Eggs

High Intake Increases Mortality

Savor Cherries to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Reduces Health Threats

Eat Plants to Live Longer

Diets High in Vegetables Increase Longevity

Use Probiotics to Shed Pounds

Reduces Body Weight and Fat Mass

Quit Smoking to Avoid Rheumatoid Arthritis

Another Reason to Stop

Walk or Run to Keep Blood Vessels and Brains Young

Benefits of Cardio Activity
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Hot Topic

Farmers Responding to Climate Change

Coral Care

Reefs to Get Their Day in Court

Moon Rocks

Tectonic Activity Shakes Geologists

Fluorescent Findings

Artificial Light Tied to Inflammation

Bagging It

New York State Bans Plastic Bags

Floating Solar

Catching Some Rays on the Water