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Natural Awakenings Indianapolis

Letter from Publisher

Donna Kirk

Dear Readers,

As we breeze into fall, vitality is the watchword for recharging batteries. Writer Marlaina Donato offers a comprehensive guide to ward off inflammation and premature cell death in “Age-Defying Bodywork: How to Turn Back the Clock.” She explains how fortifying the nervous system through massage,acupuncture and reflexology is critical to combating age-accelerating stress hormones like cortisol—and has been embraced by the medical mainstream.

We also celebrate National YogaMonth with Donato’s take on “The Power of Yoga: Tapping Into the LifeForce.” Another potent stress-buster, yoga’s contribution to mind-body fitness is proving to be a reliable defense against age-related loss of mobility, cardiovascular disease as well as depression.

Be sure to check out local writer Chef Wendell Fowler’s debut in Natural Awakenings Indy this month, “Forever Young: The Beauty of a Plant Based Diet”. In it, we learn more about the benefits of plants for the body, both inside and out. Also of local interest is Sergiy Druganov of Homeopathic Touch, featured in this month’s Business Spotlight.

The health of the planet and its inhabitants is also at the core of writer YvetteHammett’s article “The Re-Use Revolution: Plastics Peril Drives New Strategies.”The growing plastics crisis has some people yearning for the days when soft drinks and beer all came in reusable containers that required a deposit, or when milk and cream was delivered to the front porch in quaint, glass bottles. Some states, municipalities and private companies are taking us back to the future in innovative ways.

With kids back in school, parents will find insights from Ronica O’Hara to help with managing “Digital Kids: How to Click With Young Techies.” Kids and adults may all benefit from this month’s pet department where writer Julie Peterson offers alternatives to rehoming the family dog or cat in “Pet Peeve:Natural Remedies for Allergies to Furry Friends.”

Onward to September!

Donna Kirk, publisher
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