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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne County Michigan

Life is Precious

John & Trina

In February, we celebrate love, and when it comes to Valentine’s Day and healthy relationships, the Natural Awakenings editorial team has been focused on all matters of the heart. We’ll take a bird’s-eye view of how simple natural lifestyle choices can prevent and even repair damage to the heart.

Our Wise Words interview, “Linda Carroll on Skills That Make Love Last,” offers helpful tips that keep us connected to our loved ones during difficult times. The power of choosing to love as a thoughtful response can transform any situation. I know from personal experience that responding from my heart and not just with my analytical mind has been a game-changer for me. Best of all, it helped me heal relationships I never thought possible.

Much of the talk about cardio issues focuses on the mechanics of the body’s pump, the heart. “Sacred Vessels: The Lifeblood of Heart Health” examines the crucial role of the vascular system and the integrity of the vast web of vessels and capillaries which carry blood, oxygen and nutrients to the brain and organs.

While lifestyle changes have the power to restore heart health, the field of regenerative medicine is booming with both non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical options and making great strides in rejuvenating joints, ligaments, tendons and tissues. Stimulating the body’s natural healing process with a patient’s own platelets, growth factors and stem cells encourages the body’s natural healing process to rejuvenate tissues.

Regenerative medicine isn’t just for humans, either. Veterinarians are treating cats, dogs and even horses with this non-surgical form of self-healing regenerative therapy. This is a high-interest issue for pet parents dealing with common and confounding hip dysplasia and arthritis in their furry ones, and is one of the oldest, yet little-known modalities for the resolution of pain and lameness.

As always, we are most thankful and grateful for your readership and belief in this publication and rejoice in your support! We are always eager to hear from our readers, so please share your news, calendar listings, local story ideas and feedback with us via email at [email protected].

Love is the glue that holds the universe together!

Big Hugs,

Trina and John