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Natural Awakenings Twin Cities

Natural Awakenings Twin Cities - March 2020

Featuring:  Plant-based Diet PLUS CBD.

Letter from the Publisher

Candi Broeffle
Publisher NATC

I am so excited to share this month’s issue with you as we are focused in two areas that are getting more attention every day. Plant-based diets, made up of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans and nuts, while reducing the amount of meat we consume, can have a significant impact not only on the health of our families but also on our environment. Imagine the impact that could be made if all of us reduced our meat consumption by just 25 percent.

As someone who grew up on a farm with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, I enjoy creating recipes that include an abundance of these ingredients. However, I’m not a vegetarian and also enjoy having meat in most meals. I do notice as I age that red meat causes more physical discomfort than it once did and have been making a more concerted effort to make meals that don’t rely on meat as the main ingredient. With spring just around the corner, I think now is a great time for me to make a commitment to reduce my meat intake. If you are thinking of doing the same, you will enjoy “Meatless Makeover: A Plant-Based Spin on Classic Dishes”, which provides recipes for Vegan Popcorn “Chicken”, Walnut Meat Tacos and a mouth-watering Mushroom and Sage Wellington.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is another hot topic in natural health these days, and it can be confusing to find the option that will work for you. In “CBDs New Frontier: Help for Mental Health”, author Julie Marshall provides insight that can help you make better decisions. If you are a healthcare provider like me, or if you just want to avoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Alina Hornfeldt shares “Non-Hemp Derived CBD Options” that will introduce you to CBD supplements derived from other plants such as orange peel or hops. There are so many options out there; I encourage you to reach out to the professionals who can help you find the perfect solution for your ailment.

I also want to draw your attention to the inspiring words from Meg Lundstrom about “synchronicity” and how we can encourage the sometimes life-changing “coincidences” that can have a profound influence on our lives. Synchronicity happens to all of us, and the ability to recognize and act on it is a skill we are all able to develop, if we just take the time to do so.

The pages that follow provide excellent information for your health and wellbeing. But there is even more available to you on our website, so be sure to visit us at

Wishing you wellness!

Candi Broeffle, Publisher


This Month's Articles

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