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ife-long musician Marc Malin, bodyworker, sound healer and founder of Sound Touch Therapy in Solana Beach, believes that sound is the future of medicine. That is why it is no surprise that this vibrational medicine healer has created a new product which infuses sound therapy into a holistic pain relief salve for maximum healing benefits. “The principal behind using sound infusion is the same as the principals behind homeopathy. It creates an energetic signature,” shares Malin. Sound Touch Therapeutic CBD Pain Relief Salve is infused with sound healing vibes at 528 hertz, which according to vibrational energy theory, is the vibration of love, healing and miracles. The salve helps relieve inflammation; muscle aches, pains and spasms; and joint and nerve pain. This energy medicine contains CBD oil, castor oil, arnica oil, Saint John’s Wort oil, kukui nut oil, non-GMO hemp seed oil, organic coconut oil, beeswax, and an essential oil blend with warming oils like ginger and frankincense that give the salve a wonderful scent. Each jar has a guaranteed potency of 100 milligrams of CBD per container, and it does not contain THC–therefore legal in all states. “It feels great, it smells great, and above all, it works great,” adds Malin. To celebrate the launch of his new product, for a limited time, Malin is offering free shipping in the contiguous U.S. for both the one ounce and two ounce sizes. Cost: One-ounce jar $35; two-ounce jar $45. To order, visit MarcSoundTouch. com. Sound Touch is located in Global Heart Sanctuary, 731 South Hwy. 101, in Solana Beach. Call 505-469-0758. See ad, page 5.

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r. Qin Fu, owner of Acupuncture 4U, announces that he has moved his office from 4401 Manchester Avenue in Encinitas to 285 North El Camino Real, Suite 205, in Encinitas. “We’re very excited to be in this new space,” says his wife and office manager, Ling. In celebration of the move, the pair is offering a $50 gift certificate on Acupuncture 4U services to all new clients. Dr. Fu, who has trained in China and the U.S., has over 25 years of experience in the healing arts. His practice, established in 1990, offers acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbal medicine. In addition to offering package treatments, he offers the utmost professional care with a holistic approach for pain relief and other bothersome ailments. “Dr. Fu’s gentle demeanor can put you at ease with your health concerns,” adds Ling. For more information, call 760-2302490. See ad, page 19.


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ocal empowerment coach Caroline Andrews is excited to announce that she is starting a 12-week Sistership Circle on August 7. “Have you been looking for a place that provides safety to create, love, dance, laugh, cry or just be? A place where your authentic self is always celebrated? A place you can open up to share desires, thoughts and feelings?” she asks. “Then join me for this fun experience to build sisterhood, meditate, laugh and connect.” According to Andrews, those who participate in sistership circle sharing, activities and meditations will leave feeling grounded, connected, rejuvenated, loved and present. “We are rising, Sisters,” she explains. “It’s our time to rise into visibility, express our voice and contribute our gifts to shape the future of our world.” Andrews has dedicated over 15 years to studying spirituality, relationships, yoga and personal development and has found the keys to pleasure, health and relationships for women—especially those over 40. She spends her life teaching, instructing and coaching women to take full ownership of their lives, create amazing relationships with themselves and others, and use pleasure to power all aspects of who they are and what they want with her signature programs. “The great secret about feminine power that I’ve discovered is that it’s not something we can unlock by ourselves. To create a world where women can rise, we need to create a culture between women that celebrates and amplifies each other’s power. We need to be mirrored, supported, challenged and championed by each other to come to unleash our brilliance,” explains Andrews. “Are you with me?” Time: Potluck will be held at 6:30 p.m. followed by circle from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information and to sign up, visit

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Know your CBDs by Robbin Lynn


t’s been nearly a decade since our company introduced one of the first Cannabidiol (CBD) rich strains grown by Lawrence Ringo to San Diego County. Back then, we couldn’t give it away. People would buy it and then call us a day or two later telling us it didn’t do anything for them. That’s because they were expecting the usual “high” effect that cannabis rich in THC will induce. As time went on, more and more people found the lingering effects of CBD use had decreased their pain, inflammation and anxiety. They reported an overall sense of calm, focus and wellness. In addition, those who tended toward paranoia with THC, found that it tempered the effects and made their cannabis use more enjoyable. Fast forward to 2013 when Dr. Sanjay Gupta announced that he was wrong about cannabis and the societal stigma which surrounds it. This was quickly followed by the media coverage of little Charlotte Figi and her seizures and the cannabis strain, Charlotte’s Web, that was named for her. These events launched the CBD discussion, and its merits began to be noticed and take hold—namely that CBD was undoubtedly a powerful analgesic, antiinflammatory and anti-anxiety remedy, without intoxicating effects. Today, people are seeing mail and advertisements in all forms touting the benefits of CBD oils. The trouble is that not all CBD is equal and many people are spending hard-earned money on


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products with little medicinal value. Ultimately, as with anything we put into our bodies—and especially with products being marketed as CBD oil— it’s vital to know what exactly we are buying, where it’s coming from, and what’s in it. To fully understand the benefits of CBD, it’s necessary to first recognize the difference between hemp oil, hemp and cannabis. As a society, we use the terms interchangeably, thinking they are one in the same. While they may look similar when growing, hemp and cannabis plants are quite different in their phytochemical composition. Hemp oil is derived from seeds and/or stalks of the hemp plant. Hemp or Cannabis ruderalis, is ideal for making clothing, textiles, paper, biofuel and more. While it does contain CBD, it lacks the additional compounds found in cannabis. Cannabis, or Cannabis sativa/Cannabis indica, is rich in cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes; CBD being just one of the naturally occurring compounds. Hemp seed does not contain any of the compounds found in the hemp or cannabis plant. However, the seeds are very rich in omegas and proteins. From a nutritional perspective, studies have shown hemp seed to have outstanding value for our bodies. Molecule for molecule, Cannabidiol (CBD) derived from hemp or cannabis is exactly the same. What’s important to consider when looking to use CBD for medicinal purposes, are

the additional compounds found in cannabis. It is the combination of all compounds such as CBG, THC, CBC and terpenes like beta-caryophyllene that work synergistically to activate our body’s natural endocannabinoid system. This process is commonly referred to as the entourage effect. Here’s a quick checklist to use when selecting products labelled as CBD oil: Is the main ingredient hemp seed oil or hemp oil? If yes, the product is a nutritional supplement and won’t necessarily help with your medical complaints. Recently a friend showed me a product she purchased online. The ingredients stated it contained 375 milligrams of hemp oil and 15 milligrams of CBD. While the CBD was hemp derived, there is nothing else in the capsules to fully activate the 15 milligrams of CBD. Is the main ingredient Cannabidiol (CBD)? If yes, is it derived from hemp or cannabis? A challenge for consumers today is lack of transparency as to the origins of the hemp-derived CBD. Where and how the hemp is cultivated is critical. Hemp is used for phytoremediation because it absorbs contaminants and toxins from the soil. While this is fantastic for the planet, it’s not such a good thing when looking to put a derivative of the plant into your body. For the safest and healthiest product, look for CBD that is organically grown in the U.S. If the CBD is cannabis derived, it will most likely have small levels of THC, terpenes or other cannabinoids listed on the label. You will need a medical marijuana recommendation to purchase these products due to Cannabis’s classification as a Schedule I substance. Again, look for products derived from organically grown cannabis. What other ingredients are in the oil? Do you really need vegetable glycerin, sugars, polysorbates, sodium benzoate or other chemical ingredients if you are taking CBD to feel better or combat disease? Finally, don’t confuse Cannabidiol with cannabinoids. All cannabis plants produce cannabinoids, Cannabidiol

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Go on a Journey of Self-discovery with CBD Life by Erin Lehn Floresca


hen Alexandra (Alex) and Dave RoehrGittleson, owners of CBD Life in Carlsbad, hit their early thirties, they experienced an awakening. “We just didn’t feel good. Dave had been dealing with an autoimmune disorder since he was a child and was on at least six medications. I was experiencing emotional issues including anxiety and panic attacks. We both had problems with our energy levels. Sometimes just getting off the couch was a chore,” recalls Alex. “Although the aches and pains of getting older were culturally accepted, neither of us was willing to settle. To us, the natural process of aging didn’t have to mean that our bodies needed to deteriorate.” In addition to feeling physically “off”, the pair also found themselves in unfulfilling careers. “Our jobs were secure, but they just didn’t feed us on a soul level,” says Alex. “We both wanted something more meaningful and that we could be passionate about—we just didn’t know what that was.” So the couple, no longer fine with “fine”, embarked on a quest to overhaul their lifestyle. With a healthy dose of enthusiasm, they quit their jobs, got engaged, and made a pact to be vibrantly healthy by the time they walked down the aisle. “We gave ourselves a year and a half to plan the wedding so we’d have enough time to achieve our goals. We had no idea that it would eventually lead to a future business prospect.” Over the course of the next 18 months, the pair went on a journey of self-discovery. From learning what

diets worked best for their bodies, to incorporating more exercise and metaphysical tools to encourage greater emotional health, the duo began to thrive. “Dave was able to eliminate his medications and I dropped the anxiety and panic attacks,” affirms Alex. Their self-healing journey led them to realize many aspects about their selves and how they wanted to live their life. During this time, cannabis wasn’t on their radar. However, when Dave got a minor spinal injury from a car accident, his doctor wanted to prescribe pharmaceuticals. But Dave opted for more natural ways to manage the pain. “He didn’t want to go back on the meds so he asked his doctor if he could try medical cannabis,” explains Alex. “Not only did it relieve pain, we found out that cannabis had many other healing properties as well.” This discovery ultimately led them to their first entrepreneurial venture—a medical marijuana delivery service. According to Alex, becoming business partners was a life-changing experience. “Working together was amazing. We found out that we really trusted and believed in each other and that we could make an even bigger impact when we worked together,” says Alex. Medical cannabis was such an ideal complement to their new healthier lifestyle, that soon CBD Life, their holistic retail store, was born. “We wanted to expand and create an even bigger business that helped others on their own journeys of self-discovery for any physical, spiritual or emotional ailment they may have,” says Alex. CBD Life, established in 2016,

is celebrating a grand re-opening this month. The store offers all natural products and services for whole body healing and spiritual health including offering hemp-based, full-spectrum CBD products, all natural beauty and oral care products, tools for meditation, energy services, and a variety of classes and workshops. The Roehr-Gittleson’s couldn’t be more thrilled about their business endeavor. “It’s such a great honor to help people discover their balance. Knowing that we are helping to create a movement that inspires others to discover that they have the ability to heal themselves and live the life they want is so rewarding, so empowering,” shares Alex, who notes that owning CBD Life has helped her to feel empowered as well.  “It’s given me great clarity. I quickly had to decide what type of business owner I wanted to be. Was I going to be a business owner that was constantly stressed out, worrying about money, the business, etc., or was I going to be a business owner that loved what she does...someone who is driven by passion, intuition, confidence, love and happiness. Of course, I chose the latter.” Alex and Dave are excited about future offerings at the store. “While all of our products will always be available a la carte, soon customers will also have the opportunity to join one of our three monthly membership tiers that include a mix of products and services. We’re also excited to be adding herbs and supplements and nutrition assistance to our offerings,” says Alex, who shares that their ultimate goal is to have multiple centers around the U.S. Alex adds that because she and Dave can often be found traveling to further their education on products and services to offer the community, it’s a good idea to call or visit their website to check store hours before visiting. “Of course, online ordering is always available,” she says. Location: 6878 Embarcadero Lane, in Carlsbad. Call 619-889-7784 or visit Facebook/ To check store hours and to shop online, visit See ad on pg 11.

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What if Clogged Arteries and Parkinson’s were caused by the same oxidative force?

FREE RADICALS in food are the real villain and lack an electron, thus robbing electrons from healthy cells causing cholesterol to crystalize and brain to form plaque. Oxidation is the death mechanism. What turns an apple brown is the same force hardening brain in dementia and Parkinson’s. Luckily, God has a plan for our healing with food as medicine.

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Top scientists of “International HNE Club” published their latest findings that cholesterol hardens when oxidized by free radicals. French fries in America were found to possess extreme levels of free radicals, HydroxyNonEnal (HNE). In addition to causing cholesterol hardening, HNE radicals high in all fried foods, cause DNA oxidation, which leads to replication of cancer cells instead of healthy cells. 2017 science on fats makes it clear the importance of cutting out fried foods, akin to smoking cigarettes.

Butter, coconut and olive oil produce less free radicals when heated.

These oils are made of saturated and monounsaturated fats that don’t oxidize easily. Canola and soybean oils have more polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are unstable oxidizing faster. In the Conquering Any Disease book, I provide evidence for returning to a high saturated fat diet and avoiding processed oils.

Pigments are colorful due to having DOUBLE BONDS, which contain four electrons that can be used to “quench radicals”.

Neutralization of free radicals by electrons in food pigments is the best way to avoid disease. America is on a low pigment diet! Black sesame seeds contain Melanin, a pigment stored by the Substantia Nigra in the brain where dopamine is made. Colorful pigments in hair signal fertility and many foods are proven by science to regrow hair, such as red onions and red apples.

Carotenoids have the BRIGHTEST COLOR of all pigments and no other molecule is more healing.

Eye health, vision and fertility are restored by eating them and they protect against sunburns. Egg yolks have 1 milligramof lutein per yolk to give it that vivid yellow. Spinach has 10 times more lutein than egg yolks by weight; however recent science shows the egg was far more bioavailable. This is because carotenoids are fat soluble and made more bioavailable in the presence of oil. Cooked carrots are shown to have greater blood plasma absorption of betacarotene than raw in humans. I suggest both raw and cooked to obtain maximum benefits.

RED carotenoids neutralize free radicals two times faster than Orange and four times faster than Yellow!


There is a hierarchy and RED is best. Lutein (yellow pigment) has 10 double bonds in its chromophore. Betacarotene (orange) has 11 double bonds and Lycopene (pink) has 13 double bonds. Does it surprise that pink with 13 double bonds is a more effective electron donor than orange with 11? RED FOODS are the most profound evolution to the human diet. When Italy began making tomato paste it, spawned great thinkers and strong men. Only peppers (cousin of tomato) evolved the deep red carotenoid called, CAPSANTHIN. I think pepper’s carotenoids being the reddest are the most healing.

Since learning the importance of RED carotenoids, I’ve made Pepper Paste hundreds of times! I have a pepper problem…

We give fresh “Primack Pepper Paste” samples to every person who attends Qi Revolution. Unfortunately, people can’t buy it yet, but we show everyone how to make it. Tomato paste, sauce and ketchup are next best sources. Claudia Gabrielle MD, Ivy League educated doctor, says she learned more on Food-Healing at the Qi Revolution than in medical school! We invite you, the seekers of truth, to be educated and learn Food as Medicine.

Qi Revolution comes to the San Diego Convention Center August 25-27 Qi Revolution is hosted by Jeff Primack and Instructors 3-Days Profound Qigong and Food Healing for only $149 To reserve tickets, call 800-298-8970 or visit Veterans Admitted Free of Charge



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ictorious warriors against cancer are speaking to other patients about their journeys of recovery and healing. Two who regularly speak to physicians, as well, are Glenn Sabin, author of n of 1: One Man’s Harvarddocumented Remission of Incurable Cancer Using Only Natural Methods, and Kathy Mydlach-Bero, author of EAT: An Unconventional Decade in the Life of a Cancer Patient. Their stories demonstrate the healing effectiveness of healthy lifestyle measures still widely categorized as prevention.

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Determined to become free of the chronic lymphocytic leukemia that had defined his life for 20 years, Sabin, who lives near Washington, D.C., appointed himself the subject of his own research experiment. He subsequently became a poster child for the remedial synergy of biological individuality, a whole systems approach to integrative oncology and self-induced healing through lifestyle and supplement interventions. 18

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Sabin now dedicates his business development firm, FON Consulting, to advancing integrative medicine as the new standard of care. His mission is to open minds to the idea that knowledge, empowerment and self-efficacy are our best allies against a life-limiting diagnosis, and we can do much to help the healing process. Writing to Joe Biden regarding the vice president’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, he candidly describes America’s present cancer-friendly environment. “The public has become conditioned to existing in a broken food chain that remains in disrepair due to misguided farming subsidies [and] untested or otherwise questionable chemicals (many of which are banned in other countries) that are present in the water we drink, the air we breathe, food we consume and products we use. Current therapies or those in the drug pipeline won’t improve the 50/50 odds of developing cancer. What will have the greatest impact are consumer education toward powerful lifestyle changes and access


to the building blocks of basic health.” Mydlach-Bero made her remarkable recovery from rare and unrelated aggressive Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer and a high-grade tumor in her head and neck. To tell her story, the resident of Delafield, Wisconsin, relied on her 18 journals as a surrogate memory to chronicle a 10-year journey of courageous exploration, self-evolution, self-advocacy and self-transformation that connected her with her healing potential. Then the mother of two young daughters, Mydlach-Bero rejected a 21-month prognosis in 2005, along with the notion that disease and medicine would determine her fate. Defying the odds, she applied what she learned from research regarding Avastin, a pharmaceutical created to combat harmful growth of new blood cells, and the benefits of growing and eating foods containing angiogenesisinhibiting compounds that oppose such growth and so work to prevent, improve and avert recurrences of chronic disease. “Cancer hijacks the angiogenesis process triggered by inflammation and keeps it permanently activated to ensure that cancerous cells receive a dedicated, uninterrupted blood supply,” explains Mydlach-Bero. For three years, she largely consumed only items from the list of angiogenesis-inhibiting foods now posted at These include green tea, strawberries, blackberries, red tart cherries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, grapefruit, lemons, tomatoes, cinnamon, purple potatoes, kale, grape seed oil and pomegranate. In 2008, she completely replaced both the drugs to combat the side effects of chemo and radiation and a long-term medication for preventing recurrence with healthful foods. Her physicians were admittedly uncomfortable with her decision to combine chemotherapy and radiation treatments with “food as medicine”, reiki, prayer, meditation, mindfulness and supplement intervention. But that didn’t deter her. To awaken others to the practicality of food as medicine, she founded NuGenesis Farm, in Pewaukee, a nonprofit modeled after her home practice.

Prevention is Paramount

Pioneering physicians and researchers agree with Sabin and Myldach-Bero that comprehensive prevention, the key to solving the cancer epidemic, is missing from conventional medicine. Leading voices include Dr. Andrew Weil, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona (AzCIM), in Tucson; Dr. Carlos M. Garcia, founder of Utopia Wellness, near Tampa, Florida; advocate Susan Silberstein, Ph.D., founder of, in Richboro, Pennsylvania; and Ajay Goel, Ph.D., director of the Center for Epigenetics, Cancer Prevention and Cancer Genomics at Baylor University Medical Center’s Research Institute, in Dallas. Weil pioneered the earliest efforts to develop a comprehensive curriculum in evidence-based integrative medicine and the field of integrative oncology. “We’ve known for nearly 15 years that inflammation is the root cause of many chronic diseases. Since 2012 scientific evidence has proven that a healthy lifestyle and an anti-inflammatory diet can influence various cancers,” says Weil. His curriculum for health professionals and the general public was the first to cite the role of a nutrient-rich, anti-inflammatory diet in cancer prevention and treatment. “Health professionals graduate armed with a better understanding of the complex interactions between cancer, gut microbiome and nutrition,” advises Weil, whose paradigm inspires his chain of True Food Kitchen restaurants. It includes lots of fruits and vegetables, moderate amounts of whole or cracked grains, al dente pasta, healthy fats and plant-based proteins from legumes, nuts and seafood as well as poultry and lean, antibioticfree grass-fed meats, cheese and eggs. Plus, he likes white, green and oolong teas, fresh herbs and spices, up to two glasses of red wine a day (less for women; possibly none for those at high-risk for breast cancer), and dark chocolate for antioxidant polyphenols. Integrative Oncology, authored by Weil and Dr. Donald I. Abrams, an

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integrative oncologist, is mandatory reading for AzCIM students that learn to use complementary interventions in prevention and conventional cancer care. Subjects such as antioxidants, cannabinoids, energy medicine, mindbody medicine, music and expressive art therapies are covered, as well as naturopathic oncology, plus the roles that community and spirituality play in prevention and treatment. Goel’s 20-year career in cancer prevention research has produced a wealth of related articles. Among his findings, he advises, “Curcumin, a yellow compound extracted from turmeric, has become a gold standard for prevention and the natural treatment of many chronic health conditions, including colon cancer. It targets cancer stem cells, disrupts cancer cell communication, triggers cancer cell death and helps to prevent cancerous mutations to cells. It’s also been shown to improve the efficacy of conventional treatments including fewer adverse effects.” He recommends only taking turmeric products with BCM-95 percent active curcuminoids.

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Customized Protocols

Considering each individual’s biological individuality as a Petri dish, Garcia’s studies help achieve an anti-cancer life. He advises, “There is no ‘one size fits all’ medical protocol box for cancer treatment. Customized modifications to lifestyle and diet are required because food nutrients directly impact the mechanisms by which cancer cells grow and spread. The right nutrition can reverse a compromised immune system, which research shows is a major contributor to the development of cancer.” Whether for improvement or prevention, Garcia’s patient protocols always begin with a comprehensive evaluation appointment to learn about the individual he is treating. For cancer patients, his two-phase, eight-week program involves immune-enhancing therapies followed by immunotherapy aimed to de-cloak the camouflaged protein coating of wily cancer cells so the body’s immune system can identify and destroy them.

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Mind/Body Detox

To maintain good health, Judy Seeger, a doctor of naturopathy near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recommends a regular detoxification regimen to cleanse environmental and product toxins and toxic emotions. Through experience, she has learned that individuals living with cancer need to substantially support their abnormally functioning elimination system to rid it of dead proteins from destroyed cancer cells and chemotherapy drugs that are overtaxing the immune system. “Clearing out toxic, stressful emotions that produce acid, weaken the immune system and create an environment for cancer to propagate is essential,” says Seeger. “Fulfilling the body’s requirement for an ongoing healthy nutritional plan that maintains a healing alkaline environment reduces both the risk of a cancer as well as recurrence.” She has observed that when an individual’s healing process has stalled despite their doing all the right things to improve their biochemistry, it’s frequently because they haven’t done an emotional detox and lack feeling a spiritual connection to something larger than themselves. Silberstein categorizes cancer as epidemic. She speaks regularly regarding preventing cancer and its recurrence at medical and nursing schools, continuing oncology nursing education programs and universities. “What is needed more than new treatment research is public education regarding the true causes of cancer and continuing education credits in lifestyle training for medical professionals,” she says. Silberstein’s nonprofit organization provides online holistic cancer coach training for health professionals as well as research-based education and counseling on how to prevent, cope with and beat cancer through immune-boosting holistic approaches. The list of books authored by cancer survivors continues to grow, offering helpful insight into how individuals are negotiating the challenges of their healing journey. Two recent books, Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story,


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by Psychotherapist Cheryl Krauter, and Cancer Survivorship Coping Tools: We’ll Get You Through This, by Barbara Tako, are particularly helpful regarding the onslaught of toxic feelings and emotions that stress the mind and body—fear, anger, isolation, anxiety, depression and uncertainty, as well as loss and grief. Emphasizing the need for individuals diagnosed with cancer to tell their stories, the authors encourage keeping a journal. The act of getting thoughts and experiences out of the mind and onto paper supports emotional cleansing. “It’s important to share the real story of the emotional storm that is cancer, as well as the ravages of its treatments and invisible, but lingering side effects; to tell the tale of the cancer survivor who is moving from patient to person; and to explore and discover who you are after having faced down your mortality,” Krauter counsels.

Changed Paradigm

Results of the Human Genome Project, as well as the work of Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., stem cell biologist and author of The Biology of Belief, and other epigenetic researchers support the point that “environmental signals” that directly affect our DNA expression include our thoughts, emotions, belief system, exposure to sunlight, exercise and everything we put into our body. Such new science shatters the idea that we are victims of our genes and environment. It shines light on the fact that we have tremendous power to shape and direct our own physical health. Our entire lifestyle is pivotal. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at


ow do you respond when life throws you a crisis like cancer; are you poised and prepared or do you feel like you just woke up in your worst nightmare? There is so much fear swirling around a cancer diagnosis when patients need to make informed decisions deciding what medical expert to work with as their treatment begins. With the advent of technology and so many advances in medicine, it is clear that cancer treatments have advanced, too. Immunotherapy is an important new approach to cancer because it is saving lives. Immunotherapy is the Star Wars approach to cancer treatment, using the T cells and natural killer cells of the immune system and ‘Awaking the Force Within’—aka, the patient’s own immune system. These targeted therapies are gaining widespread approval in the United States as research hospitals are adding them to their offerings. For over 30 years Rubio Cancer Center in La Mesa, Mexico, has been creating and administering customized cancer vaccines to ‘wake up’ the immune system and destroy cancer. Significant preparations are given to help the vaccines work including enzyme IVs that weaken the protective protein and detoxification protocols to strengthen the efficacy as well. The center’s Medical and Research Director, Geronimo Rubio, MD, has a unique approach which also includes low dose chemotherapy and radiation, to expedite each patient’s healing. His hospital is certified by the Mexican government to create both cancer vaccines and adult stem cells.

Dr. Rubio’s first patient was Dan, a young man in his late twenties with a glioblastoma brain tumor who was given a couple months to live. Dr. Rubio successfully healed him and Dan went on to father and raise two more children after the treatment was completed. These customized cancer vaccines can reverse advanced stage cancers anywhere in the body, as long as the immune system ignites properly. As a patient advocate at Rubio Cancer Center, Carolyn Gross has had the opportunity to witness many of these healings after she was healed in 2003 from stage 3 breast cancer. With a family history of breast cancer, she chose to keep her breast and work exclusively with Dr. Rubio’s approach. Gross successfully healed 14 years ago and wrote two books: Treatable and Beatable: Healing Cancer Without Surgery and she co-authored with Dr. Rubio Breaking the Cancer Code published in 2015. Breaking the Cancer Code provides detailed information on cancer vaccines to equip patients with the tools to reverse cancer with Immunotherapy. Since 1985, Geronimo Rubio, MD, has been specializing in Immunotherapy and Adult Stem Cells. His hospital is certified by the government of Mexico to create and administer customized cancer vaccines. To schedule a consultation or to get more information, call 866-519-9960 or 760-532-2762. Visit or See ad on pg 19.

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Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventures – 8:30am-1pm. Blue Whale Watching Adventures depart conveniently downtown San Diego, from Friday to Monday. This is a great opportunity in San Diego to get an up-close and personal whale watching experience. Perfect for families, kids out on summer break and out of town visitors and locals alike. $55 adults, Sat/Sun. $65 adults. Hornblower Cruises & Events, 970 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, 92101. 619-686-8715.

Chula Vista Lemon Festival – 11am-5pm. Lemon Festival celebrates Chula Vista’s heritage as the Lemon Capital of the World and will feature live entertainment, a kids’ fun zone and lemons galore. Celebrate this juicy jubilee with the community by sporting your brightest yellow outfit and enjoying lemon-infused activities including live bands, sour contests, a kid’s fun zone, a craft beer garden and hundreds of festive booths. Free. 353 Third Ave, Chula Vista, 91910. 619-422-1982.

Eat Better Art: Reimagining the School Lunch – 10am-3pm. Eat Better Art is a series of artful cooking classes designed to bring parents and children together in the kitchen as they learn about good nutrition and create delicious dishes. $40-$50. The New Children’s Museum, 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, 92101.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 Free Garden Tour – 10-11am. Tour the lush, charming, and water-wise Garden with a knowledgeable docent to hear what makes our garden special, and be inspired to create a water-wise landscape of your own. Check our website for a listing of monthly themed tours. The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 7 Summer Critter Camp – Aug 7-11. Campers will experience amazing animal interactions plus animal-themed games, crafts, songs and more. Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. For details visit programs-services/education/summer-critter-camp.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9 Dune Defenders – 9am-Noon. Become a Dune Defender and join San Diego Audubon as we protect Mission Bay’s fragile coastal dune habitat. Various sites in Mission Bay. Find out more or sign up at Plant Paparrazzi –5-7pm. Capture the essence of The Garden’s beauty with docent instructors, Harold Bailey and Sally Long. From technical to composition aspects, you will learn to use your point and shoot, SLR cameras or cell phones to take stunning images of plants and landscapes. If you have a tripod, bring it along. Beginner to intermediate level. Members Free, Non-members $10. The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019. Workshop: Sound Healing for Chronic Muscular/Skeletal Pain – 7-9pm. Two-part series on Aug 9 & Aug 16. Informative and practical. Great for practitioners and anyone wanting to learn a safe, effective way for speedy relief from back and neck pain. Global Heart Sanctuary, Solana Beach. Contact Marc at for more information.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial – 6-9:30pm. An extraordinary live orchestra performance and screening of Steven Spielberg’s family classic. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, this heartwarming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history. The San Diego Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ entire Academy Award winning score live while this beloved film is shown in HD on the big screen. $23-$88. Embarcadero Marina Park S, 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, 92101. 619-235-0804.


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Fiesta del Sol San Diego – 11am-6pm. Aug 12-13. Fiesta del Sol is a street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego. It’s a fun, family-friendly, alcohol- and tobacco-free event focused on creating positive change by empowering communities. Fiesta del Sol includes an entertainment stage, a multi-cultural food court, four community pavilions and over one hundred booths sponsored by local small businesses, non-profit organizations and corporate partners. Free. Main Street, between So Evans St & Sicard St, San Diego, 92113. Archaeoastronomy in Northern Baja California – 7-11pm. The San Diego Archaeological Center announces José Pepe Aguilar, Archaeoastronomy in Northern Baja California. Guests are invited to stay after the presentation for s’mores and a chance to view the Perseid meteor shower away from the city lights. Free. San Diego Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, 92027. Stephanie Sandoval. 760-291-0370. SJSandoval@

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 Habitat Restoration at No Man’s Land – 9:30am12:30pm. Parking will be in the dirt lot at the entrance to Fiesta Island. Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early to allow for check-in. All of the necessary supplies provided (gloves, water, sunscreen and snacks), but recommend that volunteers come prepared in long pants and closed-toed shoes and that they bring a reusable water bottle. Anyone under 18 will need their waivers to be signed by a parent or guardian. Free. To RSVP or for directions, contact Megan Flaherty, our Conservation Project Coordinator at Wildlife Wonder Painting Fundraiser – 10am1pm. Paint your favorite wild animal and support Project Wildlife. 15% of your purchase will be donated to Project Wildlife. Work at your pace (up to 3 hours) with step-by-step instruction. Great for beginners to learn about shading and brush strokes. All supplies & pre-drawn animal included in price. Mangelsen - Images of Nature Gallery, 7916 Girard Ave, La Jolla, 92037. Cardiff Dog Days of Summer – 11am-6pm. Dog Days of Summer is San Diego county’s largest dog-centric event. Watch or enter in 4 different dog contests including cutest puppy, dog/owner look-a-like, best looking big dog and best looking

small dog. After the contest, local musical talents will be showcased in conjunction with the Lost Abbey beer garden with Second Cousins and followed by Trouble in the Wind. Bring your pup and enjoy a beer while listening to these local legends. Free. Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, 92007. Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair – Noon-11pm. CityFest takes place in the heart of Hillcrest under the Hillcrest Sign and is a huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts and food. Stay past sundown and dance with Hillcrest’s best DJs under the Hillcrest sign with CityFest Night. With a rich history of community and spirit, Hillcrest has much to celebrate. Games, activities, more than 250 vendors, live headliner music, a beer garden and much more. Free. 5th Ave and University Ave, San Diego, 92103. Logs, Pits & Char: Advanced Soil Management – 5:30-7:30pm. Clayton Tschudy, Director of Horticulture, teaches on three traditional soil management practices and how to adapt them to dry climate horticulture: hugelkultur, zai holes and biochar amending. Members $5, Non-members $15. The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 Pet-Assisted Therapy at Museum of Man – 1-2pm. Guests will learn about the unique characteristics of small pets and how to properly and safely pet and care for them. The Pet-Assisted Therapy program typically brings the joy of animal companionship to primarily people in care facilities throughout San Diego. Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. PET Talk: First Aid for Dogs and Cats – 6-8pm. Join San Diego Humane Society Educator, Kimmie Veihl, as she teaches our very own Pet First Aid and Disaster Preparedness class. This two-hour class includes suggested treatments for choking or breathing difficulties, possible broken bones, shock, poisoning or snakebites, temperature illnesses and more. Reservations are required to attend this

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Dog Surf and SUP Lesson – 8:30am. Surf Lessons: 10am, 11am & Noon. Surf’s up, pups. Teach your dog to surf or SUP (stand-up paddle board) with help from the SoCal Surf Dogs. Lessons fill up fast. $45 (includes equipment rental). Del Mar Dog Beach, 3200 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 limited-space class; please register and pay online. Cost is $10 per person and includes materials, light snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments. This class is for humans only so please leave your pets at home. San Diego Humane Society, 572 Airport Rd, Oceanside, 92058.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 Best of San Diego Party – 6:30-9:30pm. More than 2,000 guests and the winners from San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants June issue and Best of San Diego August issue will come together for the Best of San Diego Party presented by Valley View Casino & Hotel. Taste signature dishes from more than 40 restaurants plus the best local breweries, wineries and spirit companies. Expect live bands, lounges, lawn games and more. $70-$120. NTC Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, 92106. 619-744-0523.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 Snorkel with the Leopard Sharks – 8-10am. Join aquarium naturalists and visit leopard sharks in their underwater home off the La Jolla Coast. Pick up snorkel tips as you discover the abundant variety of animals that make their homes among the kelp, sandy bottom and rocks. Intermediate swimming ability is required and previous snorkeling experience is recommended. Participants must supply their own gear. Pre-purchase is required. Tickets are $30 for the Public and $25 for Birch Aquarium Members. Visit for a list of dates and to purchase tickets. Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, 92093. 858-534-7336.

Nighttime Zoo at The San Diego Zoo – 9am-9pm. Aug 20-31. Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo, brought to you by your San Diego County Toyota Dealers. The fun begins before the sun goes down with an amazing trampoline act, Dr. Zoolittle’s special performances and African-themed entertainment for the whole family. Musicians will serenade and engage guests with tunes ranging from classic rock riffs to jaunty brass band sounds to sweet beats from throughout Africa. Included with Admission. San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, 92101. PublicRelations@

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 Imperial Avenue Street Festival – Noon-9pm. The Imperial Avenue Street Festival is a multicultural street scene that celebrates the rich history, arts and culture of the Greater Logan Heights community. The Imperial Avenue Street Festival blends art and soul in one of San Diego’s most historic and unique neighborhoods. From its rich African-American roots to the strong Latino influence that exists today. Free. Imperial Ave & 28th, San Diego, 92102.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 Sips & Succulents – 6-7:30pm. Enjoy a summer evening stroll through the beautiful garden trails with Docent Tour Guides and pair it with the perfect glass of wine. In keeping with conservation, bring your favorite wine glass and we will fill it. $10 per person. The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019.

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sunday Reiki Levels 1, 2, Master & Teacher – Nationally certified courses. 1-day classes. Ongoing throughout the year. Earn CE credits. More info: 760-593-4595. San Diego River Garden Volunteer Work Party – 9-11am. 2nd and 4th Sun. Weeding, watering, pruning, trail maintenance and other light gardening projects. Family friendly. Tools provided. 3334 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, 92108. RSVP: 619-297-7380. Guided Nature Walk – 9:30-11am, Sun, Wed, Sat. Guided walk from the Visitor Center on one of three trails. Learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-6683281.

Grow Getters: Learn How to Propagate – 10am. 1st Sun. Learn more about propagation and potting plants. Help us grow our growing area. Free. Alta Vista Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, 92084. Info & sign up:

San Diego Horticultural Society Meeting – 6-9pm. 2nd Mon. All welcome. Free/member, $15/nonmember. Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Dr, San Diego, 92122. More info: 760-295-7089 or


Free Special Access Tour at The Garden – 10am11am. 3rd Sun. Have trouble navigating the terrain of The Garden? Let us take you for a ride. Explore The Garden from the comfortable Verbeck Shuttle with a Garden Docent. This tour seats only four to five people. Advanced reservations required. Free. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019. Register: 619-6600614 x16.

Free Admission to the Japanese Friendship Garden – 3rd Tues. Enjoy a refreshing stroll through the garden and stop by the activity booths in the upper garden. Free. 2215 Pan American Rd, San Diego, 92101. 619-232-2721.

Qigong in The Garden – 10-11:30am. 4th Sun. Instructor Reyna Lerma will guide students through the ancient Chinese health series that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Free, $10 suggested donation. The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019. 619-660-0614. RSVP:

A Gathering of Priestesses Live Online Video Show – 6pm. With special guests each week. For more info:

Spirit Dance: Ecstatic Dance and Moving Meditation – 10am-Noon. Join us for a simple yet profound ecstatic dance. $10-$20 sliding scale. Malashock Studio, 2650 Truxton Rd, Ste 200, San Diego, 92106. More info: 619-787-2389 or Family Discovery Walk – 3-4:30pm. 4th Sun. Walk and help your children discover the wonder and beauty of nature. Walks highlight the many changes that occur in the park throughout the year. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring water. Canceled if raining. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281.

monday Volunteer Bird Count – 7:30am-Noon. 2nd Mon. All levels of experience welcome. For more info and to receive an automatic reply with meeting location, contact Robert Patton: Bird Watching Monday – 8am. 1st Mon. Discover the fascinating birds and the unique art of bird-watching. San Diego Botanical Garden, 230 Quail Garden Dr, Encinitas, 92024. 760-532-0917.

$15 Yoga Classes – 11:15am. Bring your child into class with you for Vinyasa Mama Tues & Thurs. Nature’s Whisper Yoga, 4205 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92103. 760-213-1110.

California Native Plant Society San Diego Chapter – 7pm. 3rd Tues (except Aug & Dec). Free lectures on a variety of California native plant topics. Have an unknown plant? Bring it to be identified. Open to the public. Casa Del Prado, Balboa Park, Rm 101 or 104, 1800 El Prado, San Diego, 92101.

wednesday River Rescue – 9am-Noon. 1st and 3rd Wed. Team attacks and removes smaller and harder-to-reach trash sites along the river. All tools and supplies provided. More info: 619-297-7380 or Doug@ Guided Nature Walk – 9:30-11am, Sun, Wed, Sat. Guided walk from the Visitor Center on one of three trails. Learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-6683281. Wednesday Trail Walk – 10am. 1st Wed. Explore trails of Balboa Park with a ranger. Leisurely pace. Difficulty level varies; check trail map. Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. 619-2351122. Complementary Gift Packages 24

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First Wednesdays Free Community Concert Series – 4pm & 7pm. Tickets are handed out on a first come, first seated basis. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Free, $12/reserved seats, $10/member reserved seats. California Center for the Arts, Center Theater, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, 92925.

thursday Shelter Island Walk and Talk Bunch – 1011:15am. Take a walk from the parking lot at Bali Hai to the end of Shelter Island and back (2.2-mile roundtrip). Some go to lunch after. Free. Bali Hai, 2230 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, 92106. Balboa Park History Stroll – 11am-Noon. Specially trained History Center guides lead this easypaced stroll through the park, revealing many of the intriguing aspects of its past, present and future. Reservations requested, but walk-ups welcome. $10-$12. San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. $15 Yoga Classes – 11:15am. Bring your child into class with you for Vinyasa Mama Tues & Thurs. Nature’s Whisper Yoga, 4205 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92103. 760-213-1110. Fur Fix Thursday – 3-5pm. Touch, pet and play with some incredibly cute and cuddly animals, adoptable and volunteer. San Diego Humane Society, 5500 Gaines St, San Diego, 92110. 619279-5939 or

friday San Diego River Coalition – 3-4:30pm. 3rd Fri. Meet other people interested in the river, to exchange ideas and experiences, and to learn the latest news about the San Diego River Park. Open to the public. Mission Valley Library, Community Rm 2123 Fenton Pkwy, San Diego, 92108. Friday Night Liberty – 5-9pm. 1st Fri. Evening of free open artist studios, galleries and performances throughout NTC Arts & Cultural District at Liberty Station. NTC Command Center, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, 92106. More info, Whitney Roux: 619-573-9300. WRoux@

saturday Guided Bird Walk – 8-10am. 3rd Sat. Join MTRP trail guide and resident birder Jeanne Raimond for an adventure in bird watching. If you have binoculars and/or a field guide, please bring them. For location: Wildlife Tracking Walks – 8:30-10:30am. 1st Sat. Learn to recognize and identify various signs left behind by resident wildlife. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281. Vista Farmers’ Market Wellness Event – 8am1pm. 3rd Sat, July-Dec. With the farmers’ market. A great opportunity for you to meet practitioners from a vast range of modalities and learn about their

specialties, products, services and how they can benefit your health. Free. Vista county courthouse parking grounds, 325 S Melrose Dr, Vista, 92081. 619-301-8906. San Elijo Lagoon Volunteer Work Party – 9-11am. 3rd Sat. Locations vary, and activities typically include habitat restoration, invasive plant removal, planting of new native plants, trash pickup and removal, and trail maintenance. More info: Ruffin Canyon Care Restoration – 9am-Noon. 1st Sat. Bring gloves and hand tools if have, but loaners available. Wear hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes and long sleeves. Ruffin Canyon, 9298 Shawn Ave, San Diego. RSVP: 619-297-7380. Dog Beach Cleanup – 9am-Noon. 2nd Sat. You and your friendly dog are invited to join Friends of Dog Beach at our regular beach cleanups. All cleanup supplies provided, along with treats for you and your dog. Dog Beach, North Ocean Beach. More info: 619-523-1700. BeachCleanup.htm. Yoga in the Garden – 9:30-10:30am. Get in touch with nature, relax your body and renew your spirit. Basic yoga flow format. No prior yoga experience required. $10/drop-in. Alta Vista Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, 92084. More info: Guided Nature Walk – 9:30-11am, Sun, Wed, Sat. Guided walk from the Visitor Center on one of three trails. Learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-6683281.

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Free Family Arts Activities – 10am. 2nd Sat. Explore various artistic mediums. Materials provided. All ages welcome. Free. California Center for the Arts, Art & Education Studios, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, 92925.

Birding Basics Class – 1-2:30pm. Last Sat. Join MTRP trail guide and knowledgeable birder Winona Sollock for a class to learn five simple techniques for identifying birds at a glance and how to use a field guide. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281.

Docent-Led Guided Tours – 10:30am. Last Sat. Tour focuses on water-wise plants. Free with admission or membership. San Diego Botanical Garden, Visitor Center, 230 Quail Garden Dr, Encinitas, 92024. 760-532-0917. Kids in the Garden – 10am-12pm. 2nd Sat. New topic each month. $5/child (accompanied adults free); free/members. Alta Vista Gardens,

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Famosa Slough Work Party – 1-2:30pm. 3rd Sat. Meet along W Pt Loma Blvd about 200 ft east of the corner of Famosa Blvd & W Pt Loma Blvd. RSVP: 619-224-4591.

Old Town State Native Plant Landscape – 1-3pm. 2nd Sat. Do some work at the Old Town Native Plant Landscape, a recreation of the landscape that provided for the needs of Native Americans in our region before the arrival of Europeans in 1769. Old Town State Historic Park, corner of Taylor St and Congress St, San Diego, 92110. More info: Friends of Famosa Slough Bird Walk – 1-3pm. 3rd Sat. An easy walk with good views of a variety of birds and salt marsh habitat. Free. Meet at the kiosk by the corner of Famosa Blvd & W Pt Loma Blvd, San Diego, 92138. 619-224-4591. University Heights Point Restoration – 1:303:30pm. 1st Sat. Projects range from trash pickup, non-native plant removal, planting native plants and trail maintenance. 6800 Easton Ct, San Diego, 92120. Contact Ranger Jason: 619-235-5262 or CSA San Diego Support Group Meeting – 2pm. 4th Sat. The Celiac Sprue Association is a national support organization that provides information and referral services for persons with celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis. Rady Children’s Medical Office Bldg, 3030 Children’s Way, San Diego, 92123. Home Grown Community Gardening Classes – 2-3pm. 4th Sat. With Diane Hollister, master gardener and composter. Garden and grow food in one’s own back yard. Pre-registration required. Free. El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Dr, Oceanside, 92056. 800-262-4167.

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The Healing Center Dr. Marilyn Chernoff, PhD, MH, M.Ed Encinitas 877-222-9146 Dr. Marilyn is a world-renowned healer; a medical intuitive who uses her knowledge and abilities to diagnose and treat children, adults, animals locally and globally (through long-distance healing). Specializing in allergies, pain, injuries, headaches, chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, autoimmune, PTSD and others. By utilizing advanced biofeedback, the body’s pharmacy will heal itself. “BE THE HEALER YOU ARE”

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