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May 2019 | Women’s Health

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May 2019 | Women’s Health

Pam Gallina | Publisher

Just in time for Mother’s Day our May issue arrives with spring in the air and “Her Soul in Bloom: Self-Care for All Stages of Life”, Marlaina Donato’s blissful feature on the importance of me-time.

Our women’s health issue also spotlights a timely and critical development in “Toxic Legacy: Breast Implant Warriors Unite”. Writer Linda Sechrist demonstrates the power of many voices when they speak as one to demand answers and federal action. With record numbers of women and teenagers — 400,000 each year — undergoing implant surgery, the health risks are becoming too well documented to ignore.

Both women and men will be encouraged by Randy Kambic’s interview with “Peter Sagal on Running Toward Mindfulness”. The popular National Public Radio host talks about healing a wounded psyche by unplugging and embracing the natural world — and you don’t have to run a marathon to do it.

Speaking of the natural world, what better time of year to get the little ones out of the house? In “Gardening for Kids: The Fun of Growing Their Own”, Ronica A. O’Hara shows us how this helps grow healthy, veggie-loving kids as well.

Fruits and vegetables are also the focus of Melinda Hemmelgarn’s “Vision Quest: Eat a Rainbow of Color for Healthy Eyes”. Two specific nutrients have been shown to reduce the risk and slow the progression of cataracts and macular degeneration—the two most common age- and diet-related causes of vision loss.

We all know how smart it is to eat a plant-based diet, but did you know how smart plants are? People have been talking to plants for years, but did you know they talk to each other? April Thompson’s “Plants Talk: Discover Their Secret Language” is a fascinating look at how they communicate to defend themselves and assist their neighbors in the most extraordinary ways.

There’s plenty more for readers to enjoy this month, including a much-needed primer on CBD oils for pet owners.

We hope you enjoy what our May issue has to offer!

To conscious living,

Pamela Gallina, Publisher