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Letter from Publisher - JAN 2020

Dave Korba

I recently started a new fitness routine and began tracking my caloric and macro-nutrient intakes. I had heard of macros before, but never really paid attention to what they are or how to track them. Now, after the first 12 weeks of my routine, I’ve started to transform my strength, energy, physical appearance and diet. I’ve become much more aware of what and when I eat and how it affects the way I feel and look. This is one example of how I’ve learned new perspectives about health and wellness and discovered innovative options for my overall well-being.

To help you explore options for your healthy lifestyle, this edition includes our inaugural Natural Living Directory. This issue is intended to be your personal, natural living phone book. Keep it year-round to easily access our community’s best natural living resources. You’ll find a wealth of options in our pages to reference throughout the year.

In addition to the directory, this issue also explores the quest for the fountain of youth and examines factors that contribute not only to living longer, but living well. Our feature looks at the role of genes, environment and lifestyle factors, and offers age-defying strategies from diet, exercise and sleep to protecting our telomeres (what?) and adjusting our attitudes.

We hope this issue will inspire you to make healthy connections with the many local businesses and service providers in our community. Since 2011, it has been our privilege to keep you informed with the latest in natural news. As I reflect back, I can see that Natural Awakenings has grown to become the community’s multimedia resource for healthy living and a healthy planet. This is especially true as we launch our new digital platform and website in 2020, where we will be sharing even more local information and connecting local service providers to our readers.

Thank you to our readers and advertisers, as your support has made our growth possible. We are grateful to play a role in making connections that help you achieve your health and wellness goals and look forward to making even more connections in the year to come. The practitioners and businesses you’ll find in this directory are ready to support you in your resolutions for a healthier you. Be sure to call on them as you strive to feel good, live simply and laugh more. Here’s to a healthy and happy 2020 and beyond!