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October 2016 Issue

Tree-mendous Love

How Trees Ca​re for Each Other

by Melissa Breyer

From learning to communicate to physically caring for each other, the secret lives of trees are wildly deep and complex.

"They can count, learn and remember; nurse sick neighbors; warn each other of danger by sending electrical signals across a fungal network known as the "wood wide web"; and  keep the ancient stumps of long-felled companions alive for centuries by feeding them a sugar solution through their roots," reveals Peter Wohlleben, a German forest ranger and  author of The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They CommunicateDiscoveries from a Secret World, released in September.

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Change Makers​​

Inspi​red to Act​
by Linda Sechrist

"Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts, or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good," says Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., a world-renowned author and Jungian psychoanalyst specializing in post-trauma counsel.​

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Planet-F​riendly and Profitable

The Rise of Eco​​-preneurs​

by Avery Mack

Whether it's a sideline or full-time, flourishing small businesses stimulate the economy. The U.S. Small Business Association found that between 2009 and 2013, companies with fewer than 500 employees accounted for 60 percent of net new jobs. Technology allows new commercial ventures to be launched from home, yielding huge savings in startup costs. Owners have found ways to fulfill needs by leveraging their past job experiences and personal interests.​

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Chiropractic to the Rescue

It Helps IBD, ADHD, PMS and Other Conditions

by Edward Group

Chiropractic care corrects spinal alignment abnormalities as a means of treating a wide range of health problems. Addressing skeletal and muscular disorders and relieving pain are just the beginning. Research studies reported in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and the journal of healing science Explore have found chiropractic beneficial in treating connective tissue abnormalities, infant lactose intolerance and even autism.

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Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle. ​