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The Rise of Functional Medicine New Paradigm Gets to the Root Cause of Disease by Lisa Marshall


y the end of 2014, Trina Mills, of Parker, Arizona, had given up on conventional medicine. She’d been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder 17 years earlier and taken medication ever since without feeling her symptoms of fatigue, muscle aches and stomach problems ever fully subside. She’d visited endocrinologists, gastroenterologists and a half-dozen other specialists, each of which offered a different diagnosis and prescribed a different drug. At one point, she had her gallbladder removed. At another, her doctor suspected she had bleeding in her brain and sent her for a computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan. Some thought she was a hypochondriac; others said she was depressed. “I would tell them, ‘I’m just depressed that you can’t figure out why I’m so sick,’” she says. Weighing a skeletal 82 pounds, the 54-year-old mother of three finally

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wrote out a living will and braced for the inevitable. Then she heard of a new Center for Functional Medicine opening at the prestigious, centuryold Cleveland Clinic. As the first clinic of its kind to open at an academic medical center, it promised to look at the underlying causes of disease, while focusing on the whole person, rather than isolated symptoms. Intrigued, Mills caught a flight to Ohio and soon was offering up 30 tubes of blood, stool and saliva samples, as well as an exhaustive life history. One year later, thanks to a series of personalized diet and lifestyle changes, she’s 10 pounds heavier and feels better than she has in decades. “I spent a lot of years and money in the traditional medical system and got nothing,” says Mills. With functional medicine, “In a very short time, they had me feeling nearly 100 percent.”

In the 25 years since nutritional biochemist Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., of Gig Harbor, Washington, coined the term, this science-based, whole-body approach to addressing chronic disease has gained widespread traction. More than 100,000 physicians—60 percent of them medical doctors—have trained with the Institute for Functional Medicine he founded in Washington and New Mexico, and numerous medical schools have added its tenets to their curricula. More naturopaths and chiropractors are also distinguishing themselves with a functional medicine emphasis. “It is not alternative medicine at all,” stresses Bland, whose latest book, The Disease Delusion, details how functional medicine can curb chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes, dementia, and heart disease, which constitute 78 percent of U.S. health care costs. “It’s the basis of 21st-century health care,” he says. For most of the 20th century, conventional medicine centered on a singular objective: Arrive at a diagnosis and treat it with drugs or surgery. Then, the alternative medicine movement proffered a toolbox of more natural therapies, including acupuncture, herbs and massage to address these same diagnoses. The 1990s brought integrative medicine, a best-of-both-worlds approach. “While all of the above have merit, they lack the necessary guidance to help practitioners determine which tools work best for which patient,” says Dr. Mark Hyman, director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine. “Alternative therapies and conventional treatments are tools. We need a new map that can teach us how to skillfully use those tools,” maintains Hyman. “That map is functional medicine.” Because one chronic disease such as diabetes can have dozens of underlying causes, or one culprit such as a genetic predisposition or exposure to toxins can lead to multiple chronic conditions, functional medicine focuses on systems, rather than organs, and origins, rather than diseases. “It’s about listening to the patient’s story in a different way, where the objective is

not simply about arriving at a diagnosis,” explains Bland.

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Key to discovering the underlying origins of a health issue are a host of new gene, blood and gut health tests. “They allow us to look under the patient’s ‘metabolic hood’ at the genetic and biochemical factors influencing health,” says Naturopathic Doctor Kara Fitzgerald, who heads up a functional medicine clinic in Newtown, Connecticut. For instance, certain genes influence how a person burns and stores fat. Depending on which variant a patient has, based on a genetic test, they might be guided toward a higher- or lower-fat diet. Those genetically prone to difficulty in metabolizing the amino acid homocysteine (an excess of which can raise the risk of heart disease) might be advised to take folic acid supplements. If a patient displays intractable gut problems, rather than simply look for blood or pathogens in the stool, Fitzgerald also looks at the DNA of their gut microbiome, mapping out which strains of good bacteria are present or absent and prescribing prebiotics, probiotics or whole foods to promote a healthful balance. For another patient with thinning hair and aching

joints, she might use specialized blood tests to look for micronutrient deficiencies, signs of allergies or certain autoantibodies—proteins produced by the immune system that mistakenly attack one’s own tissues—that might herald a brewing autoimmune disorder. “Research shows that predictive autoantibodies can show up in the blood 10 or even 20 years before an autoimmune disease such as Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis makes itself known,” says Fitzgerald, pointing to a seminal review published in 2007 in Scientific American: “If a patient with mild, early-stage symptoms is proactive with diet and lifestyle changes, they may be able to fend it off.” High-tech tests aside, Bland stresses that what’s most important is “a tool that has been largely lost in medicine today: Knowing how to listen to the patient.” In a typical exam, Fitzgerald thoroughly inspects often neglected body parts, including the tongue and fingernails, which can hold important clues to underlying health. She asks about past emotional trauma which might trigger chronic disease, and inquires about what environmental toxins and harmful chemicals both the patient and their birth parents may have been exposed to. One example might be a patient exposed to cigarette smoking in utero

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having a bias toward an allergic disease. If their parents grew up in a period of famine, they might have inherited a genetic disposition for rapid weight gain. “She spent two-and-a-half hours with me,” in her initial consultation, recalls 52-year-old Lauren Zambrelli, of Long Island, New York, who credits Fitzgerald for helping her tame her multiple sclerosis into remission. “It was like having a sister for a doctor.”

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Functional medicine doctors don’t shy away from prescription drugs when necessary, but they do lean decidedly toward the lower-tech modalities, using dietary supplements, allergenfree diets, exercise, mind-body practices and toxin avoidance as their primary tools. “We basically take out the bad stuff from the body and put in the good stuff,” says Hyman. Maintaining good health is priceless, but without conventional insurance coverage, it can be expensive. While Mills’ doctor visits were covered by insurance (which is rare), she spends roughly $1,000 a month on supplements to address her diagnosed leaky gut syndrome, nutrient deficiencies and mercury poisoning. Zambrelli has paid thousands out of her own pocket, too. Some people worry that, like most conventional physicians, some functional medicine practitioners place too much emphasis on expensive tests and too little on the most crucial and affordable remedy—self-care. “Functional medicine as a concept is an important step forward,” says integrative medicine pioneer Dr. James Gordon, founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. “However, some practitioners do a lot of tests and prescribe a lot of supplements and work on cleaning out the gut, but neglect the psychological, spiritual and social issues. That concerns me.” Bland and Hyman concede that some practitioners over-test, but say that will fade over time as they learn to better discriminate which ones are useful for specific patients. Several efforts also are underway to get more functional medicine providers and the acupuncturists, massage therapists and nutritionists they work with covered under the Affordable Care Act, which expressly emphasizes a need for more preventive medicine. Viewing the big picture, Bland believes that functional medicine is just what the country needs to save on exploding healthcare costs. Rather than spending dollars on extraordinary measures to save heart attack victims or diabetics in emergencies, we can prevent such dire situations by identifying underlying problems sooner and halting their progression. In the meantime, some patients are finding priceless relief. “Am I poorer right now? Yes,” says Mills. “Am I healthier? Way. It’s been so worth it.” Lisa Marshall is a freelance health writer in Boulder, CO, who specializes in health care. Connect at LisaAnn


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Good Reasons to Try Acupuncture Thousands of Studies Show Healing Results by kathleen Barnes


he ancient Chinese art of acupuncmaster acupuncturist Paul Buchman, adds, ture is gaining popularity in modern “Acupuncture differs from conventional Western medicine for many reasons. Western medicine in many ways, primar“There’s lots of research to support the effec- ily in that when it treats a disease on the tiveness of acupuncture for a wide variety of physical level, it also has far-reaching conditions,” says Thomas Burgoon, a medieffects on our mental, emotional and cal doctor who practices internal medicine spiritual aspects.” in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and is presiChronic back pain: Chronic low back dent of the American Academy of Medical pain affects 80 percent of us at some time Acupuncture, an association of doctors of and is the second-most common cause of medicine and osteopathic medicine that use disability in American adults, according to acupuncture in conjunction with convena University of North Carolina at Chapel tional treatments. Hill study published The U.S. Library of Acupuncture treatin the Journal of the ments typically involve American Medical AsMedicine database the nearly painless insersociation. tion of very thin needles to lists more than 23,000 A recent study of stimulate the body’s natuAustralian studies on acupuncture. patients arriving in ral repair and regulation mechanisms based on the Melbourne hospital fundamental Chinese medicine principle that emergency rooms complaining of low back the inside of the body can often be treated pain found that those treated with acufrom the outside. Burgoon explains that acu- puncture experienced as much pain relief puncture works by stimulating and releasing in an hour as those given drugs. the body’s natural pain relievers, including “When I treat a person for low back endorphins, producing the feel-good brain pain, I always take pulses in several parts chemical serotonin and relieving inflammaof the body, and then take into account tion, as well as bringing many other body many factors, including age, gender and processes into normal function. life situation,” says Buchman. “The underlyBrevard, North Carolina, licensed ing causes of the pain may be different in a

20-something student with a stressful academic Find a local physician as we get older,” says Melanie Katin, a licensed load than a 50-something woman that’s a acupuncturist specializing in treating children trained in medical recent empty nester redefining her future,” he in New York City and professor at the Pacific explains. College of Oriental Medicine. “If we can catch acupuncture at When researchers at China’s Central an illness in a child’s first seven or eight years, South University reviewed 13 studies on acu- we may be able to prevent it from becoming puncture and low back pain, they concluded adulthood.” FindAnAcupuncturist chronic inDigestive that comprehensive treatment plans that problems: Acupuncture has involve acupuncture are urgently needed. been found to be effective for treating colic in Headache: Acupuncture has long been used to relieve the pain of migraines and tension headaches. Australian research pub- babies, irritable bowel syndrome, morning sickness and postoperative nausea caused by anesthesia and chemotherapy treatlished in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that 16 acupuncture sessions cut in half the number of ments, verified in research from Australia’s University of Sydney on patients after surgery for metastatic liver cancer. Several other days that patients experienced migraines, significantly reducing studies, including one from the Milwau-kee’s Medical College of pain. Wisconsin, show that acupuncture rebalances the nervous system “Acupuncture is a must-try therapy for anyone with migraines or chronic or tension-type headaches,” says Burgoon. He and restores proper digestive function, while relieving pain. notes that Aetna Insurance Company policy considers acupuncThe World Health Organization review of research notes ture among accepted, medically necessary treatments for mihow acupuncture relieved gastrointestinal (GI) spasms better than graines, chronic low back pain, knee osteoarthritis, postoperative atropine injections, and also recommends acupuncture for relief of dental pain and nausea associated with surgery, pregnancy and nausea. “Acupuncture helps calm down an overactive GI tract and chemotherapy. stimulates an underactive one,” explains Burgoon. Asthma and allergies: More than 25 million Americans have Acupuncture is a non-pharmaceutical remedy for many asthma, including 6.8 million children. Danish research published health problems, Burgoon says. “I fell in love with acupuncture in the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine showed when I discovered I could use it to treat some problems that that 10 acupuncture sessions given over a three-month period renothing else helped. I almost never prescribe any medications. duced asthma symptoms and use of inhaled steroids, but only when Instead, I help people get off pharmaceuticals.” acupuncture was ongoing. Benefits diminished when treatments were discontinued. German researchers at Berlin’s Charité University Kathleen Barnes is author of many natural health books, including Medical Center found similar effects for seasonal allergies by comThe Calcium Lie 2: What Your Doctor Still Doesn’t Know, with Dr. paring it with the effects of antihistamines and sham acupuncture. “Patterns of bad health get more ingrained in our body systems Robert Thompson. Connect at

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SUPER SOUPS New Twists on Old Favorites Heal, Nourish and Soothe by Judith Fertig


inter season soups on chilly days can warm us, both body and soul. Whatever our food preferences or time constraints, some new twists on traditional favorites will satisfy everyone’s taste buds—with an accent on healthy pleasure. Here’s where to start.   Reinventing the past. From her Colorado mountain home, Jenny McGruther, author of The Nourished Kitchen, celebrates the wisdom of traditional foodways, making nutrient-dense, healing soup broth from bones, water, vegetables and seasonings. McGruther’s twist is to make it in a six-quart slow cooker.

Once her family has dined on organic roast or rotisserie chicken, she simmers the bones with purified water, a bay leaf or two, a few whole peppercorns and a few chopped organic vegetables like onion, carrot and celery on the low setting for 24 hours. Then she ladles the broth through a coffee strainer into another container, refreshes the slow cooker with more water and simmers the bones and seasonings for another 24 hours. Eventually, the broth will have less flavor and color, and that’s when McGruther starts all over again. “I call this perpetual soup,” she says.

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She blogs at Slowing it down. With homemade broth on hand, it’s easy to make the Italian winter staple of Tuscan Vegetable Bean Soup. Cookbook authors and slow cooker experts Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss, from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, love to make this when they’re working on a cookbook deadline. They simply use what they have in the refrigerator, freezer or pantry. “With a soup like this you can always substitute one vegetable for another, adjusting the recipe to what you enjoy and have on hand,” advises Moore. The pair blogs at Speeding it up. Sometimes, we need a single serving of homemade soup fast. Award-winning recipe developer and cookbook author Camilla Saulsbury, of Nacogdoches, Texas, whips up a Pumpkin Sage Soup that can simmer in a saucepan within minutes, ready to be enjoyed in a mug. Saulsbury uses organic canned pumpkin, full of vitamins, which can vary in sweetness. “If needed,” she suggests, “add a drizzle of maple syrup to enhance the flavor of the soup.” Making “bisque” in a high-speed blender. Karen Adler is an avid grower of organic tomatoes in her Kansas City garden. When the seasonal harvest comes to an end, Adler grills or oven roasts the tomatoes, along with organic peppers and onions, and then freezes them, ready to make Roasted Tomato Bisque any time of the year. “My secret to a light bisque without using cream is to blend all the roasted vegetables together with a high-speed blender to give it body. A swirl of extravirgin olive oil at the end finishes ensuring the satisfying flavor,” she says. Going cold. Douglas McNish, head chef at Toronto’s raw and vegan restaurant Raw Aura, serves a popular Lemon, Cucumber and Dill Soup, which is easy to make in a food processor. “This soup is amazing this time of year, when most of our diets may be lacking in healthy fats and trace minerals,” says McNish.   Warming up. Two cookbook authors teamed up across many miles to write 300 Sensational Soups. Meredith Deeds lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while Carla Snyder resides in Cleveland, Ohio. They’ve mutually discovered the naturally warming properties of curry powder in Curried Coconut Chickpea Soup. Snyder observes, “A good soup nourishes the heart, as well as the stomach, spreading a feeling of satisfaction and contentment.” Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFood from Overland Park, KS.


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SOUP’S ON! Tasty Recipes for Winter Meals

Stir in broccoli, cannellini beans and minced basil. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are as tender as desired. Ladle into bowls. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Garnish if desired with additional minced basil. Adapted from PluggedIntoCooking. com, by Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss

Coconut Curried Chickpea Soup

Add stock and coconut milk; cook for 10 minutes. Add chickpeas and zucchini; cook another 10 minutes, or until potatoes and zucchini are tender. Stir in brown sugar and lime juice. Add spinach and stir until wilted. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into heated bowls and garnish with coconut. Adapted from 300 Sensational Soups, by Carla Snyder and Meredith Deeds

Yields: 6 servings

Tuscan Vegetable Bean Soup Yields: 6 servings 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 cup frozen, cut green beans 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (14.5 oz, BPA-free) diced tomatoes, with liquid 4 cups bone broth or 1 carton (32 oz) vegetable broth 2 tsp Italian seasoning 1 /8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional Salt and pepper, to taste 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli 1 can (15 oz, BPA-free) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 2 Tbsp minced fresh basil, plus additional for garnish Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add onions, carrot and celery and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes. Stir in the green beans and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, vegetable broth, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Heat, covered, until boiling, and then reduce heat to a simmer and cook 15 to 20 minutes.


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2 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp curry powder 1 lb small, red-skinned potatoes, ½-inch diced 4 cups vegetable stock 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk ½ tsp salt 2 cans (each 14 to 19 oz, BPA-free) chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 zucchini, ½-inch diced 1 Tbsp packed light brown or date sugar 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice 2 cups (about 3 oz) packed baby spinach Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Toasted shredded coconut for garnish In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until softened, about 6 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add curry powder and sauté another 10 seconds. Add potatoes and stir to coat.

Pumpkin Sage Soup Yields: 1 serving ¾ cup ready-to-use chicken or vegetable broth 2 /3 cup pumpkin purée (not pie filling) ¼ tsp dried rubbed sage 3 Tbsp half-and-half, whole milk or coconut creamer Salt and freshly ground black pepper In a saucepan, bring the broth, pumpkin and sage to a simmer over medium-high heat. In the mug, stir broth, pumpkin and sage until blended. Stir in cream and heat for 1 minute more. Season it to taste with salt and pepper before pouring into a mug. Garnish with roasted pumpkin seeds. Adapted from 250 Best Meals in a Mug, by Camilla V. Saulsbury

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any people who look for sacred identity suffer from burnout and disease because they walk between two worlds, believing these worlds too different to reconcile. They are spiritually awakening individuals attempting to control a schizophrenic lifestyle. How to balance what still appears to be the realities of life, with the dynamics of what we are beginning to believe possible, can be overwhelming. A catch-22 in time has been created. A moment of paralyzed despair has threatened to close in on many. Congratulations! You shift from the transformational world into the transitional, merely by what you do in an effort to understand and heal yourself. You are a being in transition. When we shift from one energy perspective to another we can feel very alone and afraid for a moment. But if we can remember to fall back on the teachings and experiences we have undertaken thus far, and utilize the tools we have been given, we discover there is something we can do. Here is that something—you can haquiñi or claim your power. Make a decision to be in transition with enthusiasm. Embrace this as a new beginning. Your hope for a better world will be affirmed. Recognize that you must not walk between two worlds; you must dance with them in the moonlight, weaving the two together with the energetic strands of your joyful celebration of Sacred Self. You are the Web Dreamer of Reality, now choose a reality to your liking, and make it so. We do this by aligning both worlds. Get up tomorrow morning and smile, because you are Alive in this Time.

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Bruce Lipton on the Epigenetics Revolution Our Beliefs Reprogram Our Genetic Destiny by Linda Sechrist


ruce Lipton, Ph.D., author of The Biology of Belief and The Honeymoon Effect, is a stem cell biologist and internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. He is a visiting fellow lecturer on immunology at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic and participated in the Foundation for Conscious Evolution’s seventh Worldwide Meeting on Human Values, in Mexico. His research explains the interplay between individual consciousness and body biology.

Why do you start with epigenetics as a foundation for health? Many people, programmed with the concept of genetic determinism, believe that genes in the fertilized egg at conception determine character and fate. Unable to pick our DNA genes, we are powerless to control our life, so that the only option is seeking help from someone in the biomedical community to fix our genes. I introduced a new vision about the understanding of genes a half-century ago that is now the new science of epigenetics. Epi- means “above”. Here, we can realize control by regulating the environment in which we live and our perception of it, making us the master of our own genetics rather than a victim of heredity. Do you believe epigenetics is the future of medicine? Epigenetics is a revolution in our knowledge and awareness of heredity. This new concept of biology is so big that it promises radical change capable of revolutionizing civilization. Its dynam-

ics are equivalent to the leap from Newtonian physics to quantum physics, which led to everything from computers and cell phones to Martian rovers. We are freed to abandon the belief that genes cause cancer, for instance. In changing our lifestyle, beliefs and perceptions, we also change our genetic expression. Remember, this works because how we individually interpret our world is translated by the brain into chemical information that adjusts the behavior and genetics of cells to complement our perception. We could live in the healthiest environment, but if our mind perceives it as threatening and nonsupportive, our biology will become less healthy and can generate disease. The cells’ response is based on the brain’s information, which actually is only an interpretation. Personal perceptions and the way we live, including our spiritual nature, adjust genes to manifest either a functional state of health or one of dysfunction.

unique set of “identity” receptors, a subset of which are called “self-receptors” by the biomedical community, found on nearly all of our cells, with the primary exception of red blood cells. Self-receptors are unrelated to the cell’s function contributing to muscle, bone, brain or heart. Conventional medicine studies the physical aspect of self-receptors as being the source of “self” but overlook the environmental signals they receive. In other words, individual identity is linked to the signals received by the antennae. When I reached this point in my research, I realized that we can’t die, because our real identity is represented by the invisible environment-derived “broadcast”, which might legitimately be referred to as spirit. My personal identity signal is received by each of my 50 trillion cells endowed with the unique set of “Bruce” self-receptors. While my physical body is like a TV, the “spiritual broadcast” representing the Bruce Show is an eternal, energetic element of the environment. What is entrainment and why is it important today? A group of heart cells in a Petri dish will each beat to its own vibrational frequency. After a couple of days, they start beating in synchrony, because the stronger heart cells control the tempo. The other cells organize their behavior to entrain with the more powerful one. This happens in women’s college dormitories when residents start the school year with different menstrual cycles, but later experience entrainment, with their cycles beginning and ending about the same time. They link to a pulse and a beat, just like the heart cells. Humans become entrained to a higher force that’s an invisible broadcast of energy in harmony or in discordance. As more of us hold the intention for living a life of love and peace, the broadcast of that harmonic energy amplifies and those not yet there will eventually entrain to the stronger signal. This is the shift we need to make for conscious evolution to occur.

Where is the “self” that makes people different? No two people are the same biologically. If I inject my cells into another human, their immune system will recognize it as “not-self” and begin to eliminate them. On the surface of virtually all our cells are thousands of protein receptors that function like min- Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer iature antennae. They read and respond for Natural Awakenings. Connect at to environmental signals similar to the larger receptors on the skin’s surface, such as the eyes, ears and nose. Each human also possesses a natural awakenings

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brain development disorders characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

Treating Autism NATURALLY

Plus Strategies for Prevention by Meredith Montgomery


n The Autism Revolution, Pediatric Neurologist and Neuroscientist Martha Herbert approaches autism as a wholebody condition that can improve, rather than be a static, lifelong genetic brain disorder. “It’s the way the brain is shifted into acting when faced with a combination of stressors—some, but not all of which are genetic—at a vulnerable point in development,” says Herbert. Non-genetic challenges can come from the immune system, nutrition, the environment and stress. “Addressing them can make a profound difference in the condition; maybe even turning it around.” Herbert directs the Treatment Research and Neuroscience Evaluation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (TRAN-

SCEND) program at a joint Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Imaging facility. “While autism is often thought of as a genetic disorder, it’s the result of a geneenvironment interaction where genes are corrupted,” explains Psychiatrist Robert Hendren, who is currently partnering in developing the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of California, San Francisco. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability, now affecting one in 68 children and one in 42 boys. Autism Speaks ( defines autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a group of complex

Prevention Many experts agree that in some cases, autism can be prevented. “Prevention needs to start early—preconception is ideal,” says Dr. Kenneth A. Bock, of Bock Integrative Medicine, in New York, and author of Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies. Emphasizing omega-3 essential fatty acids, folic acid and probiotics during pregnancy can be beneficial, and it’s important to avoid iron deficiency, which has been tied to higher rates of autism, Hendren counsels. Results from a recent University of California, Davis study published in Environmental Health Perspectives reveals increased rates of autism among children of women that live close to pesticidetreated fields during pregnancy, particularly during the second and third trimesters. Hendren says, “Living near heavily sprayed fields can be very detrimental. Living close to freeways or downwind of coal-fired power plants is also associated with autism.” If heavy metal toxicity in blood is confirmed, chelation therapy is often used to remove metals, although Hendren advises against using it for the general treatment of ASD. “Chelators pull out mercury, along with other metals, a process that can be harmful. Instead, think about diet and nutritional supplements that can help detoxify the body more safely,” he explains. Bock says, “It’s not enough to detoxify, we have to remove and prevent exposure to neurodevelopmental toxins.”

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Herbert suggests avoiding toxic household products, electromagnetic exposure from devices such as cell phones and baby monitors, which can lead to stress, sleep disruption and cell health problems, as well as antibiotic overuse, which can disrupt the gut microbiome, increasing vulnerability to exposure to other harmful chemicals. Herbert notes some parents observe that their child became autistic after a vaccination but there are also autistic children that are vaccine-free; still others become so after facing other stresses such as illness or trauma. “We need to focus on the underlying vulnerabilities and keep children strong and resilient so they can handle life’s challenges to their health and immune systems,” she says. Safeguard Resilience Currently, the only treatment that has been proven to consistently improve the core symptoms of ASD is behavioral therapy designed to foster language, socialization and academic skills. While effective, this approach is time- and staff-intensive. With the rise and prevalence of autism in the past decade, more parents are turning to complementary and

alternative treatments (CAM). Hendren reports that the best researched and safest CAM therapies for treating autism include melatonin to improve sleep, omega-3 fatty acids to ease hyperactivity and possibly improve socialization, multivitamins to supplement a limited diet or poor appetite and methyl B12 injections to protect against oxidative stress. Massage therapy has also proven effective in increasing connectivity with others and reducing over-arousal, while reducing ASD symptoms. Research remains in its infancy, but other CAMs deemed acceptable for a professionally monitored trial include B6 and magnesium supplements to correct metabolic aberration, folic acid for improvements in core symptoms, probiotics to ease gastrointestinal distress and iron supplementation for a deficiency. Although clear benefits have yet to be backed by scientific evidence, many parents of children with ASD report that behavior improves with a diet free of the proteins gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye) and casein (found in dairy). Other parent-endorsed diets include anti-yeast, anti-hyperglycemia, specific carbohydrate, low-oxalate and specific food reaction regimens.

A review article in the journal Autism Research and Treatment notes that acupuncture, exercise, and music- and animal-assisted therapy have all been reported as helping to reduce a variety of ASD functional and behavioral symptoms. From sound-dampening headphones that offset loud noises to structuring the environment to anticipate transitions, removing stressors can help reduce the debilitating characteristics of ASD. “This improves abilities to learn and interact with others, but we also don’t want to shelter them from having a chance to learn the rules of social interaction in real-world situations,” advises Hendren. Because autism is a heterogeneous disorder with numerous subtypes, the best individualized combination of treatments can be challenging to identify and can often change throughout one’s life. Bock reminds families that even with a successful treatment plan, “A parent’s love is the final element that brings these recovering children out of darkness into light.” Meredith Montgomery publishes Natural Awakenings of Gulf Coast Alabama/Mississippi (HealthyLiving

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New Moon Tara Puja – 2:30-3:45pm. The practice of Tara is powerful for removing fears and obstacles. Join in offerings and praises to receive the blessings of her bountiful wisdom and compassion. Please bring a food offering to share. Thubten Norbu Ling, 1807 Second St, #35, Santa Fe. 505-660-7056.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 Introduction to Meditational Mandala Making – 2:30-5pm. Learn about creating mandalas for self-healing and manifestation. Free. Dr. Suchinta Abhayaratna, Th.D, 8 Via de Estrellas, Santa Fe. 571-422-6734. Womyn’s Moon Ceremony – 6:30-9:30pm. Women are the dreamers of reality. It all beings with new moon ceremony. Drumming, singing, chanting, and ritual. This month we will paint our dreams onto a buffalo hide we will continue to use in sequential moon ceremonies. Donations accepted. Taa-naash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. RSVP:

TUESDAY JANUARY 12 Self-Hypnosis Class – 6-7pm. David B Fisher, Clinical Hypnotherapist, provides an overview of hypnosis and a discussion/demonstration of self-hypnosis techniques. Class will include Q & A. Free, space limited. 819 Vassar Dr NE, Albuquerque. RSVP: 505-463-7392.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13 Clinical Herbalism 101 – 6-8pm. This course provides healthcare professionals and interested community members a basic foundation in Medical Herbalism. $225. UNM Continuing Education South Building, 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque. Registration: 505-277-0077.



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THURSDAY, JANUARY 14 Foundations of Ayurveda – 6-8pm. This course provides healthcare professionals and interested community members the basic concepts of Ayurveda, an ancient healing science. $495. UNM Continuing Education South Building, 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque. Registration: 505-277-0077.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 Coming Full Circle: Full Moon in the Ink-Black Sky – Jan 15-17. 6:30pm. For participants who completed part I and/or II of the Coming Full Circle program, a retreat deepening principles taught by Sanchi Reta in parts I & II. $295. The Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-1860.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 Past-Life Regression – 1-3pm. Regress to a past life where you will discover, access and activate a positive inner resource to benefit you and other people in your life today. Group session. $40. Crystal Dove Metaphysical Book Store, 525 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque. 505-918-6555.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 Intro to Process Painting – 10am-4pm. Process painting follows intuition, accesses creative flow and supports authentic expression. Skill or talent not necessary. $45. Info: 630-530-5697. Lightworkers Teleconference – 3rd Sun. Ascended masters offer up-to-the-minute status on humanity’s upliftment, share the teachings of the Higher Realms, and happily answer questions. For teleconference event details, Rev Hilary: 505-7951943.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 T’ai Chi Chih: Beginning – 5:30-7pm. Learn T’ai Chi Chih with a series of movements and poses, and experience how it helps you become balanced and gain new perspectives. $90. T’ai Chi Chih Center, 3107 Eubank Blvd NE, Ste 19, Albuquerque. Registration: 505-277-0077. What is Holotropic Breathwork – 6pm. Learn about the history, methodology and what one might discover through Holotropic Breathwork, and how it relates to the work of the Academy for the Love of Learning. Free. The Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-1860.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 El Otro Lado: Discovering Personal and Collective Story – 5pm. Workshop offers a sample of El Otro Lado in the schools. Participants explore their other side; stories with the power to touch others, and restore ourselves and the world. $10. Genoveva Chavez Center, 3221 W Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe. RSVP:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 Third Thursday Healing Service – 6:30pm. 3rd Thur. Featuring meditation and choice of gentle healing touch, Reiki or vibrational healing. Experience a deeper sense of oneness, wholeness and

connection. Love offering. Unity Santa Fe, 1212 Unity Way, Santa Fe.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 Chanting in Unity – 7-9:30pm. Join a kirtan team and allow kirtan, chanting the names for God, to open your heart and raise you up. Please bring a snack to share. $10, love offering. Unity Spiritual Center, 9800 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque. 505-292-1998.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23 El Otro Lado: Discovering Personal and Collective Story – 9am. Workshop offers a sample of El Otro Lado in the schools. Participants explore their other side; stories with the power to touch others, and restore ourselves and the world. $10. Genoveva Chavez Center, 3221 W Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe. RSVP: Reiki I – 9am-6pm. Learn history & hand positions for self and others: David B Fisher, Reiki master, practicing Reiki for 19 years and teaching for 7 years. $150, space limited. 819 Vassar Dr NE, Albuquerque, 505-463-7392. Access Bars Walk-In Clinic – 1-5pm. Experience Access Bars, a touch modality that is relaxing and healing. Benefits: eliminates stress, deletes negative beliefs, quiets the mind, improves health and more. $20/20 minutes House of Chi, 3939 San Pedro NE, Ste C-4, Albuquerque. 505-310-3764.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 Mindful Yoga and Meditation – 4:30-5:45pm. This course combines gentle yoga postures with breath and body awareness, meditation instruction and sitting practice. $95. High Desert Yoga, 4600 Copper Ave NE, Albuquerque. Registration: 505277-0077. Is Your Cell Phone Making You Sick – 6-7:30 pm. Wi-Fi technology is here to stay. Learn about patented products that help neutralize the effects, and simple ways to decrease exposure. Free. La Montanita Co-op, Community Rm, 913 W Alameda, Santa Fe. Jennifer: 505-780-8283. Cultivating Joyful Effort in your Practice – 7-9pm. Working with laziness and procrastination is a constant challenge in our spiritual practice. Discover the opposite - joyful effort and enthusiasm - in your daily life and spiritual practice. Thubten Norbu Ling, 1807 Second St, #35, Santa Fe. 505-660-7056.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27 When the Chocolate Runs Out – 7-9pm. Based on the book by Yeshe, a short teaching on how we can be happy even after the chocolate runs out. By cutting the cords of attachment, we discover the happiness available to us. Center for Spiritual Living, 505 Camino De Los Marquez, Santa Fe.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 Meditation and Mixed Level Yoga – 9:30-11am. Feel refreshed and inspired with meditation/ pranayama (breath work) followed by a gentle but energizing yoga practice useful for different levels of ability. $85. Wellspring Center for Yoga, 5500 San Mateo NE #103, Albuquerque. Registration: 505-277-0077.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 Deconstructing Emotions Retreat – Jan 29-31. How do we develop a healthy, balanced attitude towards our emotions? The Buddhist approach is a practical one and involves recognizing we have them and then working on them. $350/ single occupancy, $300/double occupancy, $250/ non-residential. Info, Thubten Norbu Ling: 505660-7056.

planahead FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Sky Bowl of Stars – Feb 5-7. A weekend of star viewing with the Ranch telescope, local lore, storytelling and music. Learn to identify winter constellations, and hear the stories of Pueblo mythology and song with Grammy winning Robert Mirabal. Ghost Ranch, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu. 505-685-1000.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Healing Touch Level 1 Class – February 6-7, 8am-6pm both days. Learn about the energy field, techniques and meditations to encourage movement of the energy, healing ourselves and others; works in conjunction with traditional medicine. Beginner to advance welcome. $325/before Nov 4, $365/after. UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson Ave NE, Albuquerque. RSVP, Barbara Welcer: 248-882-1706. Robert Mirabal in Concert – 7pm. An Evening of music and myth with Grammy winning Native American musician Robert Mirabal. This performance captures Robert’s artistry in song, dance, spoken word and visual imagery. Ghost Ranch, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu. 505-685-1000.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 Stress Management: Experiential Workshop – 2:30am-5pm. Learn a quick and easy way to manage stress through the practice of “Wholeness.” Free. Contact Dr. Suchinta Abhayaratna, Th.D. at 571-422-6734 or email chisuchinta@ 8, Via de Estrellas, Santa Fe. www.

$194/two days. Office Alternatives, 4801 Lang NE, Albuquerque. 505-796-9600. Registration: evolve/.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Flower Oracle – Feb 15-19. During this seminar attendees evolve concepts of life, and hone skills as healers and traditional storytellers to a powerful level. Participate in this unique seminar as part of your spiritual journey. $750/8 meals included, preregistration required. Yraceburu EarthWisdom, Taa-naash-kaa-da, Las Vegas. MariaYraceburu. com/flower-oracle.html.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19 Cross-Country Ski Weekend – Feb 19-21. Enjoy cross-country skiing and some rest and relaxation – including a soak and dinner at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs. No experience necessary, but good physical condition and proper clothing are essential. Ghost Ranch, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu. 505-685-1000.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Reiki II – 10am-6pm. Learn symbols and how to send Reiki: David B Fisher, Reiki master, practicing Reiki for 19 years and teaching for 7 years. Space limited. $175. 819 Vassar Dr NE, Albuquerque, 505-463-7392.

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made out of energy, everything is entangled; everything is one. ~Bruce Lipton

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 The Heart of the Brain Weekend – Feb 12-14. Learn basic principles of the brain’s function and plasticity; the difference between good and bad stress; and new skills to keep it healthy, enhance memory, and support skill and talent. Ghost Ranch, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu. 505-685-1000. Valentine’s Weekend Under the Stars – Feb 12-14. Allows space to rest and explore together while offering several activities, like couples yoga, a guided hike, and an all-Ranch lecture about the brain’s basis for love. Ghost Ranch, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu. 505-685-1000.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 EVOLVE: Workshop #1 – 9:30am. Three-part series twill focus on the inner and outer skills of doing well in your business. Each workshop will focus on the less obvious inner energetic skills that enhance your outer expression. $225, $97/one day,

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Coming Full Circle Reunion: Full Moon in the Ink-Black Sky – Mar 3 - 6. 6:30pm. For participants who completed part I and/or II of the Coming Full Circle program, a retreat deepening principles taught by Sanchi Reta in parts I & II. $295. The Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-1860.

Magnificent Garage Sale –Apr 29, 30. 7:30am2pm. The event benefs the Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project. 9601 Wilshire Ave NE, Albuquerque. Donate: 505-610-9300.

Holotropic Breathwork Retreat – Mar 3-6. 9am. Experience self through uncommon perspectives, discover and explore internal territory – unfamiliar aspects and parts of our selves – inviting insight, awareness and possibility. $595-735. The Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-1860.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Swing for Joy Golf Tournament – Benefiting the Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project. Sandia Golf Club. Questions: 505-610-9300.

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SATURDAY. MARCH 5 Intuitive Practitioner Certification — Starts March 5, 36 weeks. For those ready to answer the call to be sacred space holder on behalf of their own and others’ empowerment. Call Chantal Fidanza, Intuitive Healer/Certified Light Journey Guide for details: 505-438-1074. Santa Fe (San Marcos Area), 

SATURDAY, MARCH 26 Beauty in the Other Colors - A survivorship celebration that includes educational seminars, luncheon and a silent auction benefiting the Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project. $50. Hotel Albuquerque. 800 Rio Grande NW, Albuquerque. RSVP: 505-610-9300.

Transitions Radio Magazine, FM 98.1 – 8-11am. With Alan Hutner, Elizabeth Rose and co-hosts, celebrating 30 years in broadcasting. Online, live streaming & archiving. 505-466-2616. Spiritual Happy Hour – 10-11am. 2nd and 4th Sun. Explore a topic through meditation, inspirational readings, hands on healing, and sharing of experience. Small community, welcoming of all paths. Potluck following the service. Donations. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.

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Sunday Service – 10:30am. Welcoming interspiritual community, with fun youth program, inspirational music and heart-centered meditation. Unity Santa Fe, 1212 Unity Way, Santa Fe. Qigong in the Park –11am-12pm. With certified instructor Loretta Shiver; Qigong supports optimal health and well-being, is easy and fun to do. Free. Robinson Park, 8th & Central, downtown Albuquerque. 505-681-1924.

monday Messages from Spirit – From Jan 4. 6-7:30pm. 1st Mon. This group will involve different ways to connect with spirit, including guided meditation, channeled messages, tarot, oracle cards and mediumship. The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque. RSVP: 505-321-4121. Evening Pilates Mat Class – 6-7pm. A new group of mat classes, all levels welcome. $90/10 class pass. Pilates Santa Fe, 839 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-9700. Nova Earth Master Classes: Universal/Divine Law – Jan4-Apr11. 6-9pm. Bi-weekly. Masterlevel classes designed to assist you in understanding and using God’s Law in a practical and useful way. Led by ascended master Serapis Bey. $520, $65 per class; 10% discount with full tuition at registration. For event details, Rev Hilary: 505795-1943.

tuesday Mindfulness and Life Skills – Feb 9-Apr 26. 6:30–8:30pm. Mindfulness is being aware without judging. Change unhealthy coping strategies and use healthy breathing and meditation techniques to calm the mind. Class is experiential, interactive and supportive. $300, $25/early registration discount. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.

thursday Pilates Reformer Class – 6-7pm. A new group of reformer classes, all levels welcome. $180/10 class pass. Pilates Santa Fe, 839 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-9700.


Taos Cancer Support Group – 5-6pm. For cancer survivors with all types of cancer diagnoses, and their caregivers. Free. Diamond Plaza, 118 Este Es Rd, Ste G, Taos. 505-242-3263.

Moreno Valley Cancer Support Group – 5:307pm. 2nd & 4th Tue. For cancer survivors with all types of cancer diagnoses, and their caregivers. Free. 40 West Ridge Rd, Angel Fire. 505-242-3263.

Santa Fe Cancer Support Group – 5:30-7pm. 2nd & 4th Tue. For cancer survivors with all types of cancer diagnoses, and their caregivers. Free. 2098 Calle Ensenada, Santa Fe. 505-242-3263.

Evening Pilates Mat Class – 6-7pm. A new group of mat classes, all levels welcome. $90/10 class pass. Pilates Santa Fe, 839 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-9700.

Pilates Reformer Class – 6-7pm. A new group of reformer classes, all levels welcome. $180/10 class pass. Pilates Santa Fe, 839 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-9700.

Spirit Rhythms – 7-8:30pm. Spirit-filled event where drumming and rhythmic play invite unity, joy and inner peace. Bring your favorite hand drums/percussion. RSVP for drum loan and childcare.  $10/love offering. Unity Spiritual Center, 9800 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque. 505-292-1998.

Studio Classes – Thru Feb 16. 6-9pm. Bring creativity into your everyday life. Learn to listen and discern intuition, explore and express from your authentic self and find the aliveness within. $195/ six Tuesdays. Info: 630-530-5697.

wednesday Intuitive Readings, Coaching and Animal Communication – 9am-5pm. Galaya, an intuitive, life coach, medium and animal communicator offers practical solutions for health, relationships, career, business and one’s pets. By phone or in person. Appt/info: 505-466-3764. Qigong & Healing From Within - 10:30am12pm. Taoist, yogic & shamanic practices cultivate vitality, inner strength and awareness with energy healing, movement, sound, breath work and meditation.  $12, free/first class.  Santa Fe  Soul, 2905 Rodeo Park Dr East, Bldg 3, Santa Fe. Allison Lasky: 505-984-8733. Studio Classes – Thru Feb 17. 1-4pm. Encourages creative freedom, opens intuition and deepens awareness. $195. Info: 630-530-5697. Healing Clinic – 5:30-6:30pm. Spiritual healing creates change and the space to let it happen. Non-touch healings gets energy moving so you see next steps more clearly. A supportive environment; one-on-one attention. Free/donations accepted. Center for Inner Truth, 1807 2nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418. Meditations – Starts Jan 6. 6-7pm. This meditation circle is ongoing. Free. The OakRose Academy of Light, 109 Michelle Dr, Santa Fe. Contact Rev Hilary: 505-795-1943. Evening Pilates Mat Class – 6-7pm. A new group of mat classes, all levels welcome. $90/10 class pass. Pilates Santa Fe, 839 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-995-9700.

Intuitive Healing Sessions / Readings — Fridays by appt. Access your inner knowing for greater health, abundance, freedom, joy, empowerment, peace. Sessions available with Chantal Fidanza, Intuitive Healer / Certified Light Journey Guide as well as intuitive healing trainees in person or via phone. Call Chantal for info 505-438-1074. Santa Fe (San Marcos Area),


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ART & CREATIVITY Creative wings Studio

Debbie Purdy Parkland Hills/ Nob Hill area 630-530-5697

When we paint without concern for technique or content, the intuitive self is revealed, and creative blocks are released. Connect with your creative freedom.

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Intuitive Practitioner Certification – Jan 9 thru May. For those ready to answer the call to be a sacred space holder on behalf of their own and others’ empowerment. Chantal Fidanza, Certified Light Journey Guide: 505-438-1074. Santa Fe County.  Qigong in the Park – 9-10am. With certified instructor Loretta Shiver; Qigong supports optimal health and well-being, is easy and fun to do. Free. Altura Park, Morningside and Hannett NE, Albuquerque. 505-681-1924. Support Groups for Women with Gynecological Cancers – 9:30-10am. 2nd Sat. Circles of Hope women’s support group and caregiver support group held concurrently. Free, light breakfast included. At the People Living Through Cancer Office, 3411 Candelaria NE, Ste M, Albuquerque. Info: 505-610-9300. Meditation and Healing Class – Jan 23-Feb 27. 10am-12pm. Learn energy tools to connect with intuitive abilities. Create the life you want by better understanding how energy works, how to get out of resistance, and how to embrace all this. $150, $140/early registration. Center For Inner Truth, 1807 2 nd St, #84, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.

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NOW IN ALBUQUERQUE! Introductory Offer - $ 75 – Discover Through Your Personal Feng Shui Reading: What 2016 holds for you. The colors, elements and symbols that specifically enhance your image. Make an appointment for your Reading. Email: Call 787- 405-7745 (U.S. Area Code) or 505-9001476. See ad on page 13.

Autism SAI Services,® LLC

Sandra Alexander, M.A. Author 970-799-4286

Parents and providers. Bring peace into chaos at home and in the classroom for children on the Autism spectrum. Integrate this 4-Step spiritual approach and transform current outcomes into miraculous results! Convenient sessions worldwide by phone or Skype. Connect with Sandra for a no-cost consult, a gift to you and the child in your care. You’ll love how it feels!

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BODYWORK bluebuddhabodywork

Sante Fe 505-252-1691

A unique blend of CranioSacral therapy, SomatoEmotional Release and therapeutic bodywork, find relief and balance within your mind, body and spirit. Specializing in Headache Treatment. See ad on page 13.

Correlations Bodywork

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHom, CCSP, NTS, LMT#5866 505-266-6558

Core Synchronism Treatments: Personalized holistic medicine for everyone. A complete realignment system for physical and/or emotional issues from sports injury to depression.

EDUCATION Hypnotherapy Academy of America™ 2132 Osuna Road NE, Suite B Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113 505-767-8030


1708A Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510 505-685-1000

Magnificent red rock landscape on 21,000 acres hosts workshops & retreats in themes of spirituality, art, sustainability, Southwest & more. Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tours, Hiking, Massage, Anthropology Museum & Tours, Paleontology Museum & Tours, Movie Site Tour, Horseback Riding, Challenge Course & Climbing Wall, Labyrinth & Karesansui Garden, Gift Shop, Lodging, Camping. 65 miles northwest of Santa Fe. See ad on page 13.

DETOXIFICATION Sunny’s Book of Healing Sunny Morrow, MEd, B.S., D.S. cell 864-905-1864, ABQ, NM

Detoxification of the body from improper lifestyle and disease through gentle, non-invasive means. Group, in-person, overseas, and skype consults plus continued support available. Detailed Iridology reports specific to you guide the direction of your healing path, upon request. Affordable and lifechanging!


New Mexico Facial Plastics Accelerated Hypnotherapy 500 505-888-3223 hour complete Training for

Certification in Hypnotherapy. Experiential Education Format. Scope of Practice Protocols. Free Introductory Classes. Support after Graduation. Medical Hypnosis Training. See ad on page 3.

Academy for the Love of Learning

133 Seton Village Road, Santa Fe, NM 505-995-1860

New Mexico Facial Plastics offer a broad range of aesthetic and ENT procedures & treatments. Using the latest advanced surgical techniques that minimize recovery time Dr. Taghizadeh specializes in facelifts, scar revision, revision facelifts, and revision rhinoplasty.

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The Academy for the Love of Jay Pullen CMS-CHt, FIBH cert.#11214-347 Learning stimulates and 505-450-2571 supports the rebirth and

renewal of learning and education in Santa Fe through ongoing programs and free monthly Evenings of Exploration. See ad on page 14.


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ANXIETY--You don’t have to live with it! Sessions and tools provided to help reduce anxiety and create a life that feels expansive rather than constricted. Call for more info and a free 30 minute consultation.

Peaceful Sky Hypnotherapy Eli Peace, CHt Albuquerque @The Source 505-750-7273

Money and love! Hypnotherapy safely and naturally changes the beliefs in our minds and the actions we take out of them. Use hypnosis to meet your goals, including: Money, Weight, Sleep, Pain, Smoking, and Self-Esteem. I also lead birth and past-life explorations.


Hypnotherapy/Reiki Master 505-463-7392 Scope of practice includes but is not limited to PTSD, Anxiety/ Panic Attacks, Pain Management, Substance Abuse Addictions, Sports Performance, Sleep Disorders, Smoke Cessation and Weight Management. See ad on page 5.

UNM Center for Life

4700 Jefferson Street NE, Ste 100 Albuquerque NM 87109 505-925-7464

An Integrative and InterCultural Center for Prevention and Wellness, treating people with a wide range of health issues, using a vast array of ancient and modern techniques. A state of the art Integrative and Intercultural center, emphasizing prevention and wellness along with disease management. NOTFOR-PROFIT. See ad on page 2.


F ind Clar ity, In s i g h t a n d Inspiration! Intuitive Readings, Coaching and Animal Communication. Clarify life choices and decisions. Activate practical solutions for your health, relationships, career and business.





High Priestess to the Order of Melchidezek Santa Fe, NM 505-490-8855 weekdays 11 AM – 2 PM. The OakRose Academy of Light is a Mystery School founded by the Ascended Masters. The Academy holds to and teaches the Divine Law for the New Age. It is non-sectarian and nondenom-inational, open to all who seek the Higher Truth. See ad on page 17.

Animal & Human Psychic/Medium 213-999-9098 Sessions available in person, phone or Skype • Specializes in a combination psychic/mediumship reading for people and pets. Messages and information are pulled directly from your own soul (or pet’s soul) and also directly from Spirit, including loved ones that have crossed over, spirit guides and angels on the other side. All messages are guidance for your soul, so you can fulfill your Divine purpose! Additional sessions include: private guided chakra meditation and group readings.




N e w M e x i c o ’s l a r g e s t community-owned natural & organic grocer, with locations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Gallup. All our stores are open to the public. You don’t have to be a member to shop, but if you are, you’ll save even more. La Montañita believes in the shared benefits of healthy food, sound environmental practices and a strong local economy. Stop by and shop with us today! See ad on page 18.

PILATES 575-758-2758

Connect with your heart in the enchanted forest of Carson! This beautiful retreat is near Taos, designed for you to deepen your connection with nature! See ad on page 7.

839 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-995-9700 Pilates Santa Fe is a wellness and pilates studio offering private lessons, group classes, and a variety of wellness treatments. 505-310-3764

Access Consciousness Bars® is a touch modality that consists of lightly touching 32 points on the head. Benefits include: eliminates stress, deletes negative beliefs, quiets the mind, improves health, heals relationships and more!


Stephanie Jaeger PO Box 3257, Corrales, NM 87048 505-898-6540 World renowned educator Stephanie Jaeger works with survivors of abuse/trauma to move Beyond Surviving into a life of thriving through her workshops and retreats.



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A Positive Path for Spiritual Living. 10:00 am Sunday worship service and children’s program. Spiritual but not religious weddings, memorials, christenings and classes. LGBTQ welcome.

Wellness Center focuses on Age Management. We offer a Nondrug option for reversing and preventing Osteoporosis, improved strength, balance and pain reduction. Call for consultation. See ad on page 19.


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