Natural Awakenings Twin Cities - October 2019Oct 01, 2019 12:00AM ● By Candi Broeffle
Letter from the PublisherThe leaves are turning color and that all-too-familiar feel of a chill is in the air. With these changes comes the desire to make changes in our own lives. Whether it’s focusing more on our physical health, connecting deeply on a spiritual level or giving ourselves permission to try something new, October seems to be the month in which to do it.
If you are feeling the nudge to do something different, October’s issue brings an abundance of health news that underscores the importance of paying attention to the little things—like your teeth and gums. Our feature, “Mouth Matters: A Holistic Approach to Oral Health”, delves into the mounting evidence that this “doorway to the body” can usher in heart issues, inflammatory response and even Alzheimer’s if not well maintained. Writer Ronica O’Hara details the growing body of less invasive and less toxic approaches to dental care.
In keeping with this inside-out, whole-body approach, writer Marlaina Donato offers insights into how one region of the body might affect a seemingly unrelated area, in “Spinal Solutions: Chiropractic Care Yields Unexpected Results”. Thus, chiropractors can offer patients relief for a host of conditions, from asthma and digestion to headaches and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ).
If mindfulness is a goal this season, learn how educators all over the world are starting to focus on the mind-body connection with curriculum aimed at bringing mindfulness to the classroom. Studies show the results are calmer, happier, more focused kids. Read all about it in “Mindfulness in the Classroom: Meditative Training Helps Kids Thrive”.
Natural Awakenings provides excellent resources where you can learn more. Reach out to our advertisers and plan to attend Your Shining Life Expo, on November 9, and learn how to make the changes you desire to provide the best life for yourself and your family. Join us in the journey!
Wishing you wellness,Candi Broeffle, Publisher