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Letter From the Publisher

Dear Readers, With the birth of a new year and a metaphorical new start, Natural Awakenings is here to encourage empowerment and a hopeful vision for a healthy lifestyle. For the past 25 years, Natural Awakenings magazines across the country have been publishing the most viable (and vital) information—keeping you apprised of leading-edge, preventive, health-promoting and graceful-aging techniques, technologies, products ... Read More »

The Viscera—Better Known as Internal Organs: How to Cleanse and Strengthen

by Allan Tomson Visceral manipulation practitioners, particularly those with qualifications as holistic chiropractors, are committed to helping patients be as healthy as they can be. This means going beyond relieving symptoms to optimizing the function of all systems in the body. They can look at each system in the body and ask, “what are some things we can do specifically ... Read More »

Three Ways Hypnosis Helps Quit the Smoking Habit

by Michelle DeStefano, L.Ac, CCH Last month’s article in Natural Awakenings discussed why hypnosis is better than will-power for quitting bad habits, and this article discusses the benefits specific to quitting smoking. The dangers of smoking are well-known to most people, yet many that decide to quit find it too difficult to stop smoking on their own. To quit this ... Read More »

Befriending Food

Embrace the Psychology of Eating by Marlaina Donato Anyone that has struggled to lose weight, eat right or deal with an eating disorder is familiar with the emotional battle that can evolve from the simple act of seeking sustenance. “The black-and-white mentality of needing to be perfect or counting calories leads us into a rabbit hole of bingeing, dieting and ... Read More »

Silver Thread and Golden Opportunities

25 Years of Natural Awakenings By Jan Hollingsworth The year was 1994. America Online opened the first gateway to the World Wide Web; Jeff Bezos founded the founded the fledgling behemoth Amazon; and Deepak Chopra installed the first bricks on his path to enlightenment with the publication of his book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to ... Read More »

Dustin Sulak on the Therapeutic Potential of Cannabis

 by Amber Lanier Nagle Dustin Sulak, D.O., opened a private osteopathic manipulation, hypnotherapy and integrative medicine practice in Hallowell, Maine, in 2009, the same year the state’s voters expanded its medical cannabis law. At that time, he was one of the few physicians in Maine who was willing to certify patients to use cannabis legally. As of this writing, 32 ... Read More »

Strengthen Organ Vitality

Simple Steps to Feeling Great Again  by Ronica A. O’Hara With the merry-making furor of the holidays behind us, it’s that time of year when our bodies are crying out for some detox and rejuvenation. Aside from getting back to the basics—a healthy diet and daily exercise—we can take a page from traditional Chinese and Indian medical practices and holistic ... Read More »

Blood Chemistry

A New Roadmap to Better Health by Linda Sechrist Good detectives trained in the art of investigation know not only how to look for, collect and interpret evidence, but also how to use the tools that can help them solve a mystery. With the right tool, such as a comprehensive functional blood chemistry analysis, an experienced practitioner trained in systems ... Read More »

Surprise Yourself in 2019

by Marcia Childress Fresh starts are inspiring. We feel free from our past mistakes and even a bit smarter because of them; since we know more about what we want and perhaps too much about what we don’t want. A whole new year promises a whole new you. But let’s stay real here: this is an artifice, an illusion. We ... Read More »

Testing Replaces Guessing: New Answers for Health in the New Year

By Dr. Isabel Sharkar When it comes to taking care of your body, how will you make this new year different from all the rest? A healthy mind, a clean body and a strong spirit will go a very long way in helping you live your best year ever. Your health is the most important thing. Read on to learn ... Read More »