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46 Become More Alive Now
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54 Melt Away the Pounds
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26 Sprouted Flour: The Latest Trend in Healthy Eating? Health Matters
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The Amazing Tree Keep Weight Loss on Track Eat Right, Sleep Tight A Brainy Breakfast The Family Dog Q&A
Reviving an ancient healthy tradition and making bread easier on your system. 28 Cook’s Corner: Breakfast in a Hurry Why not try a healthier option that is great for a busy lifestyle, but won’t ruin your diet? 30 Just Raw: Eating Red Cabbage Get your antioxidants, polyphenols, and vitamin C here.
18 Spring Finds
Natural Solutions has found the latest and greatest products for you to try this Spring!
32 Vitamin E 33 Superfood: Bee Pollen Why bee pollen has earned its superfood rank.
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20 Get Your Body Going Every month we ask top practitioners to address your health concerns. This month we search for answers on how to get active again after a long winter indoors.
61 Nature: The Ultimate Antidepressant If it’s been years since you’ve spent time outdoors, consider these strategies to reap the benefits of nature.
23 From Sun-Kissed to Scorched
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64 Forty Years of Compost Inspired by Silent Spring, master gardener Bob Dickey grows vegetables the old-fashioned way.
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or those of us living in the northern section of our country, spring is a season we eagerly look forward to. In this issue we are reviewing a few topics that are relevant as short winter days turn into longer spring days. Whether we are heading off to warmer climates for a break from winter, heading to the mountain slopes for spring skiing, or just going outside to enjoy a warm spring day, we need to be careful about sun exposure. There is nothing that can ruin a vacation faster than suffering from serious sunburn. Planning ahead and bringing the proper sun protection will keep you from wasting precious vacation time searching for sunscreenâ€”or from having to avoid the sun altogether. Getting ready for your spring vacation is also a time when you might notice those few extra pounds you picked up during the winter months. Trying on a swimsuit or shorts and finding they donâ€™t quite fit like last summer makes for a quick wakeup call. In our shedding winter pounds feature, we provide several tips for dropping the extra weight you may have put on during winter hibernation. This issue also includes an article on organic food choices. This has been an important issue in the news for the past several months. Although it
may not be practical for every reader to raise free-range organic chickens for egg productionâ€”or to have a pasture-fed cow for fresh milkâ€”it is possible for even urban apartment dwellers to have a small window box or container garden that will allow you to grow fresh lettuce, strawberries, tomatoes, or even green beans or peas. We would love to share our readersâ€™ gardens (whether a single pot or backyard garden) in our fall issues. As your garden grows and you get ready for harvest, take a picture and email it to editor@naturalsolutionsmag. com. If we publish your picture, you will receive a Whole Foods gift card.
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3 things I learned in this issue: Putting sunscreen on the top of your ears, the most often forgotten place, is importantâ€”ears burn easily. Bee pollen cannot be recreated in a lab. Early music lessons boost brain development.
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