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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

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Natural Awakenings CHicago Features

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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Marks 130 Years of Service
Compost, trees and rain barrels do not necessarily come to mind when considering the work of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD).

MASTER GARDENER RESOURCES

for the Greater Chicago Area

Noted Physician

to Make Key Address at Veggie Fest
Kunwarjit Singh Duggal will deliver a talk, Eat Green, Get Lean, from 4 to 5 p.m., August 11, in the main tent of Veggie Fest, on the grounds of Danada South Park, in Lisle, at the Navistar Circle.

Soil as a Solution

Regenerative agriculture is not something completely new and different from organic and sustainable farming; rather, its focus lies in understanding and valuing how soil really works.

Recipes from a Farm Kitchen

Neighborhood Potluck Picnic
Here are a few of my favorites to bring to share, as they hold up well to heat and taste delicious cold or at room temperature.

This Month at The Market

Illinois Farmers Market Association
The season is a little late due to weather, but a lot of amazing produce is available now.

Native Bees

Pollinate Native Plants, Fruits and Vegetables
While raising monarch butterflies in her Round Lake backyard, Pam Wolfe began learning about some much lesser-known and tinier insects—native bees.

How Ward Ambassadors are Helping to Grow

Urban Agriculture in Chicago
It might surprise Chicago residents to learn there are more than 850 urban farms and community gardens, with at least one in every ward.

Natural Awakenings Chicago News Briefs

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Contos Smile Center Takes the Fear Out of Dentistry

The doctors practice a full scope of general, family and cosmetic dentistry, with expertise ranging from porcelain veneers to dental implants, crowns and bridges.

Eat Local and Support Urban and Suburban Food Production

The Resiliency Institute, a nonprofit based in Naperville, empowers people to live resilient lifestyles, grow resilient landscapes and build resilient communities.

Green City Market Chef BBQ

Green City Market (GCM) will hold the 18th annual Chef BBQ in Lincoln Park, highlighting the best of the Midwest with Chicago’s top chefs, craft beverages and local ingredients.

Hacking Your Health Live Comes to Chicago

Tiffany Hinton, of GF Mom Certified, is bringing a new style of health event geared toward families looking for a healthier, happier lifestyle to Chicago.

Last Call to Enter Chicago Gardening Awards

July 7 is the deadline for entering the third annual Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards (CEGA), Chicago’s only citywide gardening honors.

Midewin Tallgrass Prairie Attracts Community ‘Champions’

This year, a record five Joliet-area companies—DuPont, Ecolab, Exelon, Harrah’s Joliet, and Waste Management of Illinois—were recognized as “Prairie Champions” for supporting ecological restoration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, in Wilmington.

Monthly Talks at Mark Drugs Compounding Pharmacy

Mark Drugs Pharmacy specializes in the custom compounding of medications, assuring that people and pets get the proper prescriptions for their unique needs and conditions.

Mosquito Squad Provides All-Natural Treatment

Mosquito Squad of Chicago is part of America’s most trusted mosquito and tick control service.

New Book Unites Passion and Biology

Dr. Meena Malhotra’s new book, The Biology of Passion, makes the case that passion and the maintenance of that joyful state are dictated more by modifiable biochemistry than uncontrollable emotions.

Personal Discovery Awaits at the Body Mind Spirit Expo

Rejuvenate and receive a relaxing massage, have an aura photo taken and open up to new ideas in a safe environment for growth and exploration.

Personalized Functional Medicine Testing

Marny Turvill, M.D., now offers testing and treatments that can save time, money and frustration, and get people back to feeling great.

Register Now for McHenry County’s Largest Green Event

The McHenry County College (MCC) Sustainability Center will hold its annual Green Living Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 2.

Safe Haven Charity Run Fights Homelessness

A Safe Haven Foundation will conduct the ninth annual, 5K Run, To End Homelessness beginning at 8:30 a.m., July 13, at Montrose Harbor Grove 16.

Wrigleyville Dental Takes the Extra Steps Toward Patient Health

Courtney Donkoh, DDS, and new hygiene assistant MariCarmen have joined the team at Wrigleyville Dental.

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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Help For Home Gardeners

Extension Agents at Your Service
Nationwide, local extension agents offer soil testing and instruction in organic methods, making rain barrels, choosing native plants and a host of low-cost and no-cost services.

Beyond Antibiotics

Pets Can Heal With Natural Approaches
Antibiotics for pets can carry considerable downsides, so it's worth exploring natural options like herbs, homeopathy and nutritional interventions with a holistic or integrative vet.

Alice Robb on the Transformative Power of Dreams

We can teach ourselves first to recall our dreams and then to influence them to enhance our inner growth and creativity, says the author.

Crops in the City

Urban Agriculture Breaks New Ground
Entrepreneurial innovators are tapping into new technologies and markets to grow fresh, healthy food within cities, turning so-called ‘mean streets’ into ‘green streets.’
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Letter from The Publisher

This spring has been pretty unfavorable to backyard gardens­—cool, wet, foggy, record rainfall and temps lower than normal.

 

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Munch Nuts for a Healthy Brain

Improves Cognitive Functions

Sleep Better and Feel Happier With Probiotics

Healthy Bacteria Helps with Mood and Rest

Get Eyes Checked to Detect Early Alzheimer’s

Optometry's Link to Brain Health

Eat Mostly Plants to Ease Gum Inflammation

Oral Health Benefits

Take B12 to Help With Parkinson’s

Vitamin Slows Progression

Try Cordyceps to Strengthen the Lungs

Medicinal Fungus Helps COPD Patients
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Wonder Weed

Hemp to the Rescue at Detox Sites

Too Blue

Algae Loss Colors Ocean

Dangerous Dozen

Produce to Avoid

Alarm Sounded

Ireland Declares Climate Emergency

Action Alert

Greenhouse Gases Hit Landmark

Sunny Solution

Wastewater Turned into Hydrogen Fuel