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Natural Awakenings Milwaukee

Letter from Publisher

Our October issue brings an abundance of health news that underscores the importance of paying attention to the little things—like teeth and gums. Our feature, “Mouth Matters: A Holistic Approach to Oral Health,” explains the concept of the mouth as the “doorway to the body” and delves into the mounting evidence that poor oral health can usher in heart issues, inflammatory response and even Alzheimer’s disease. Writer Ronica O’Hara introduces minimally invasive, less toxic approaches to dental care.

In keeping with this inside-out, whole-body approach, writer Marlaina Donato offers additional insights into how one region of the body might affect a seemingly unrelated area in “Spinal Solutions: Chiropractic Care Yields Unexpected Results.” The article describes how maintaining spinal health through chiropractic treatment may offer relief for a host of conditions, from asthma and digestion to headaches and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ).

Moving our focus beyond just physical health, April Thompson looks at the impact of our food choices in the article “Slow Food Takes Root, Global Movement on Fast Track,” which articulates the importance of eating good, clean, sustainably sourced food grown by farmers and workers making living wages. Author and sustainable food advocate Anna Lappé once said, “Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” Let’s spend our money carefully and strive for a healthy, sustainable world that’s fair for all.

To healthy people, and a healthy planet,

Gabriella Buchnik, Publisher