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Natural Awakenings Milwaukee Magazine

Letter from Publisher

Feb 26, 2021 08:30AM ● By Jordan Peschek

Jordan Peschek, Publisher

We have all heard the phrase, “Food is Medicine.” For centuries, we have understood the importance of nourishing our bodies through food choices as a means to promote mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, as well as physical health. Even so, we are constantly learning more. The latest research about specific ingredients, chemical properties and physiological mechanisms continues to shed light on this subject. And it’s not just what we eat, but how it is grown, that makes a difference.

This special Food and Nutrition issue highlights the importance of the soil, plants, fungi and sustainable growing practices that hold promise for the future of our health—nutritionally and medicinally. Our feature article highlights the potential of regenerative farming to help save our depleted soils, and Milwaukee’s very own Eco Harmony Landscape & Design shares advice on sustainability. In our Conscious Eating department, we explore ways to garden microgreens in our kitchen—even during the winter months—and we offer 10 reasons to explore the organic grocery aisle.

In March of 2020, we featured an article about the benefits of CBD, or cannabidiol, which continues to grow in popularity due to its promising health benefits. One year later, we look at the latest research which shows hemp and CBD as a source of healing. What’s more, other research is examining psychedelic medicine as a new route to well-being. We discuss the healing potential of plants, as well as fungi, to help combat depression, addiction and PTSD.

And as always, we round out this issue with great information on other wellness topics. We hone in on fitness and fertility in the Fit Body and Healthy Kids departments. Remember, there are a great many local providers, businesses and resources right here in the Milwaukee area that can help us on our path to optimal well-being. Reach out to some of our advertisers today, and in doing so, you can feel good about supporting local businesses, supporting Natural Awakenings and supporting your health.

Be well, Milwaukee.

Jordan Peschek, RN-BSN