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Welcome to the May issue of Natural Awakenings Twin Cities! Some of you were kind enough to call or send an email congratulating us on last month’s premiere issue; we feel fortunate to be part of such a caring and generous community. Growing up in North Dakota, I’m used to the lively benefits of small-town caring and I feel that I’ve found it here with all of you that I’ve come to know in recent months. Thank you for being part of our area’s expanding web of natural health and healing. The Natural Awakening’s family is wonderful, as well. Our national support team demonstrates genuine concern and practical help supporting each publisher’s success and well-being. We are one of 87 Natural Awakenings com-
munity editions across the United States and in Puerto Rico. CEO Sharon Bruckman launched the flagship magazine in 1994 and we’ve continued to grow organically ever since. A map on the company website, NaturalAwakeningsMag.com
, shows where you can find local editions in other cities when you travel. While we can’t print every national and local article we want to, due to space limitations, it’s not an issue on our website, natwincities.com
, where you’ll find a digital version of the magazine each month, plus additional fresh content. We continue to invite submissions that meet our posted guidelines. This month’s issue again brings you enlightening reading, with practical tips
for Women’s Wellness that were even new to our CEO, who is broadly versed in the subject. (Be assured that we’ll spotlight men’s needs and strengths next month, so everyone’s included.) In our May feature, “The Hormone Balancing Act,” Kathleen Barnes’ interviews with national experts address the lifelong need for women to keep their hormones in balance and suggest natural strategies for feeling better. Two local practitioners offer additional expertise on another pair of topics.
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Dr. Greg Fors, of Pain and Brain Healing Center, in Blaine, educates us on care for hands and feet in “Peripheral Neuropathy: Ways to Avoid and Heal Disabling Pain and Numbness.” Valerie Zumbusch, owner of Picture of Health, in St. Louis Park, and Dr. Bernarda Zenker, of Trinity Integrative Medicine, in Burnsville, ex- plain the benefits of a radiation-free proven alternative to mammograms, in their article, “Breast Thermography.” Thank you for helping us to bring you this game-changing information and making this free community magazine possible by supporting our advertisers. We look forward to seeing you at their classes and events and know that you’ll consider using their products and services when you’re in need of what they offer. Thank you, too, for spreading the good word to friends about the magazine. You can meet up with us this month at some of the events listed in our Calendar section. On May 3, we’ll see you at the free Head to Toe Women’s Expo from 5 to 7 p.m., at the New Brighton Community Center. On May 5 and 6 we’ll be at the State Fair- grounds with a table at the Living Green Expo. Please stop by and introduce yourself; I want to meet you!
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