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Natural Awakenings South Jersey

Don’t forget that October is national Shelter Pet month

Sep 30, 2019 01:07PM ● By Michelle Vacanti

October’s issue brings an abundance of health news that underscores the importance of paying attention to the little things—like teeth and gums. Our feature, “Mouth Matters: A Holistic Approach to Oral Health,” delves into the mounting evidence that this “doorway to the body” can usher in heart issues, inflammatory response and even Alzheimer’s if not well maintained. 

In keeping with this inside-out, whole-body approach, writer Marlaina Donato offers insights into how one region of the body might affect a seemingly unrelated area in “Spinal Solutions: Chiropractic Care Yields Unexpected Results.” Thus, chiropractors can offer patients relief for a host of conditions, from asthma and digestion to headaches and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ).

Don’t forget that October is national Shelter Pet month and there are thousands of loving, healthy pets waiting to bring joy, companionship and wellness into your home. Julie Peterson presents solid research on the many benefits of the human-animal bond—and why pets adopted from shelters can be the most devoted of all. For the purebred enthusiasts, check out the numerous rescues that focus on individual breeds. I am hooked on German Shepherds and decided to rescue my most recent young male, Rocky. He brings unlimited joy and laughter to our home! 

Michelle Vacanti