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Letter from the Publisher

October 2019

October’s issue brings us 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,” delves into the mounting evidence that this “doorway to the body” can usher in heart issues, inflammatory response and even Alzheimer’s if not well maintained. Ronica O’Hara details the growing body of less invasive and less toxic approaches to dental care. We’re so fortunate in the Capital Region to have skilled and compassionate holistic and biological dentists ready to work with us one-on-one to keep our smiles and bodies healthy!

In keeping with this inside-out, whole-body approach, Marlaina Donato offers insights into how one region of the body might affect a seemingly unrelated area in “Spinal Solutions: Chiropractic Care Yields Unexpected Results.” Chiropractors can offer patients relief for a host of conditions from asthma and digestion to headaches and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). Time for a checkup, right?

Or maybe a nap… I personally love this month’s inspiration department on the power of naps and the notion that the practice of a power nap here and there does the body good, as well. Admittedly, my biggest challenge may be in finding the time to schedule this conscious decision to unplug into my day, but I feel a sense of validation in reading the article. I am in the practice of playing nature sounds and soothing music in the background when I’m at my desk, so quite possibly, I’m on my way!

That’s just a taste of what you’ll find in this month’s issue of Natural Awakenings. There really is a nice sense of flow and balance in this edition. This month we’re heralding the start of our seventh year in the Capital District—thank you all for being along for the journey! Please remember that the magazine is made possible each month by the advertisers that continue to support it, and we’d love for you to let them know, “I saw you in Natural Awakenings!” Reader and advertiser support makes it all come together, keeping our community greener, healthier and wiser.

Yours in health,





Carolyn Coogan, Publisher