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Letter from the Publisher January 2018

Happy New Year to all our wonderful readers! The holidays are coming to an end, and now it’s time to look ahead with excitement and anticipation to everything that 2018 has in store! If you’re like most Americans, you’ve most likely started thinking about resolutions for this new year, and it’s our hope that a commitment to healthier living is number one that priority list!  


To jumpstart 2018, the January issue of Natural Awakenings is filled with inspiration for eating a nutritious diet, exercising on a regular basis and managing stress naturally. In fact, our feature article for this month is all about finding stress relief through mindfulness and spiritual practices, fermented nutrient-dense foods, gentle forms of movement and a simplified daily routine. Learning how to funnel tension or anxiety into healing outlets can help you achieve more balance in the midst of life’s hectic rhythm. 


Next, our “Healing Ways” article debunks the science behind neutraceuticals and explains how these natural ingredient additives and dietary supplements (think: amino acids or protein shakes) can be used to combat disease and enhance overall health. And continuing this nutrition theme, our “Conscious Eating” article focuses on the benefits of avoiding commercially processed foods to help reboot and regulate the digestive system.   


Finally, what New Year’s resolution list would be complete without an incentive to exercise more often? This month’s “Fit Body” article takes the popularized idea of walking 10,000 steps per day even further, suggesting that the more opportunities we find to move our bodies, the better equipped we’ll be to persevere through stressful situations.   


As usual, this is just a sampling of all the enlightenment and enjoyment this issue has to offer. We love hearing your feedback, so let us know what you think by emailing questions or comments to Publisher@NASRQ. And here’s to a healthy––and happy––2018! 

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