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ecently, I had the great fortune to catch an uber ride with the most upbeat woman. The driver, originally from Mexico, was full of energy as she regaled me with stories about her three older children and how she was getting her high school diploma, a divorce, and working toward making a better life for herself. I referred her to our well-known local divorce coach, Laura McGee. We were in thick traffic, which allowed us more time to connect and Healthy Living Festival in Del Mar keeps getting better invigorate change. I am proud to see women from all parts of the world step up to the plate and seek out ways to create happier, more fulfilling lives for themselves. A simple conversation like that and “tah dah” empowerment prevailed. Women’s groups are growing and prospering. I’ve always felt that support groups are a vital part of each person’s growth. The older we get, and the more complicated our world and relationships become, the more we need support groups. I am emphasizing women’s support groups for the sheer reason that our editorial theme this month focuses on women rising and the power of women’s support groups. Personally, I thought the movie Hidden Figures should have been the movie that took the Oscar. I believe we are unburying more and more women leaders and the talents they bestow on us. So many women pioneers of different colors and races have gone unnoticed. My favorite part of the film was the depiction of the women’s relationships with each other. They did everything together—not just at work—but in all aspects of their lives from carpooling to work to dancing at night. Women have an innate ability to support one another. We help each other persevere hardships and encourage one another to embrace happiness and success. I got to watch Dr. Diana Hoppe sky dive out of a plane last Thursday. I stood on the ground as a spectator along with Dr. Hoppe’s long-time assistant Cynthia to help celebrate this amazing accomplishment. Our gathering together was another prime example of an impromptu support group of women supporting women. I encourage you to find a group of women that will take you to places you didn’t know you could go. The ladies in Hidden Figures did it…and there are ladies right here in San Diego who can make you feel like you too landed on the moon and they will dance and howl, too.

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hree years ago, revolucion founder and CEO, Jason Leon, came up with the idea for his company while sitting in boat pose during a hot yoga class. “Almost everyone in the class was wearing the same brand,” recalls Leon, who was working on his MBA in social entrepreneurship at the time. “I did some quick math and realized how much had been spent on clothes in that one class and thought: What if those purchases were contributing to a better world?” Two years later, revolucion released its first collection of high-performance, yoga-inspired fitness apparel. The differentiator: Each piece includes a specific giveback to a nonprofit that helps a child or young adult in need. “We believe there’s a powerful connection between becoming your best self and creating a better world,” Leon

says. “revolucion allows people to make a conscious decision to do good through their purchases. Every time they wear a piece of revolucion, they’re reminded of that child who was helped because they chose this piece and not another brand. We call that Love in Action.” The company partners with four nonprofits: The Freedom Story, which helps girls escaping trafficking in Thailand; 8 West, which supports homeless youth in San Diego; the PH8 Foundation, which seeks to end thirst in our lifetime; and the Henna School, a preschool in one of South Africa’s most impoverished areas. Each month, the team tallies the giveback and publishes it on their Love Index. “Naturally, our Love in Action mission extends to the planet,” says Steve Dobbins, the company’s co-founder and president. “We understand how much fashion contributes to problems to the environment, so we actively seek out ecofriendly solutions.” “We believe the world needs Love in Action more than ever right now,” Leon says. “revolucion represents the best in all of us. We’re in this together—and together anything is possible.” Shop revolucion at Use discount code NaturalAwakenings to save 20 percent on your next purchase.

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ocal women’s healing facilitator, Caroline Andrews, has over 15 years of dedicated study in the areas of spirituality, relationships, yoga and personal development. “I have found the keys to pleasure, health, and loving relationships for women, especially those over 40,” says Andrews, who was inspired to help others after going through her own real-life issues with relationships and addictions. “I constantly sought healing and I found peace, clarity and answers in the most unlikely of places.” Andrews now spends her time teaching, instructing and coaching women to become fully empowered, take full ownership of their lives, and create amazing relationships with themselves and others while using pleasure to power all aspects of who they are and what they want with her signature programs. “I have done all the hard work for you, so you don’t have to,” she says. She teaches women how to live a more pleasure-filled life in many of the events she hosts, including Sistership Circles, holistic skin clinics and monthly healing bonfires, to name just a few. “I offer custom signature programs for women and men to have conscious, loving relationships. I create a place that provides safety to create, love, dance, laugh, cry or just be. It’s a place where your authentic self is always celebrated and a place you can open up to share desires, thoughts and feelings,” she says.

r. Diana Hoppe, a highly respected, board certified OB/ GYN, renowned author and speaker, is excited to announce her newest venture—the Amazing Over 40 website. The site offers the most-up-to-date information on women’s health at the touch of a button. “Many women complain that their doctors don’t listen to them or discount their symptoms, especially during the peri-menopause and menopausal transitions,” she shares. “Now there is a resource available 24/7 for women to get answers to their questions about hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain and much more.” Through this online e-learning resource center, Hoppe provides useful, easy-to-follow educational modules, monthly Q&A sessions and an online community for women to connect. Hoppe has been an advocate for women’s health for over 20 years. She believes that each woman is unique and deserves to live the best life possible. Given the correct information, every woman can find the best solution for her needs—from simple lifestyle tips to bio-identical hormone therapy. In fact, to prove that every woman can really do anything and everything over 40, Hoppe recently went on a sky-diving adventure with one of her patients. “The sky is truly the limit,” she says. “You, too, can be amazing, get your zest for life back, and accomplish and do the things you have always wanted to do. Become part of the Amazing over 40 community and be limitless.”

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ulie Chippendale of Mindful Living is happy to announce her upcoming Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) being held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday evenings beginning May 8 and running through June 26 in Encinitas. This evidence-based program has been around for 35 years and teaches participants how to lead a more mindful, compassionate life. The eight-week course is ideal for individuals who are interested in being an active participant in changing their health and attaining a greater sense of wellbeing. “It is designed to guide you in becoming familiar with how your mind works. While ‘control’ is not the goal of MBSR, you may begin to see that you have more choices as to where and how you give your attention,” says Chippendale. “We all have worries, concerns and fears. We live in the past and the future with our mind. Learning to live in the present is where all possibility and growth resides.” According to Chippendale, the course is eight weeks in duration because research has shown that it is the minimum amount of time for the anatomy of brain to change enabling an individual to change behavior. Location: Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas Conference Center, 354 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas. For more information, call 760-944-7735, email info@mbsrEncinitas. com or visit

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esearchers from the United Kingdom’s University of Winchester have found that cycling improves brain function. The study tested the cognitive function of 17 physically active men in their 20s before and after two, 30-minute sessions on a stationary bike. The results showed significant cognitive improvements following each session. Biking to work is also a good way to reduce our carbon footprint, but breathing in exhaust fumes and other pollutants is a concern for street cyclists. Alexander Bigazzi, a transportation expert in the department of civil engineering and school of community and regional planning at the University of British Columbia, has studied the relationship between average-speed bicycle travel and inhalation of potentially harmful air. Using a U.S. Census-based computer model of 10,000 people, Bigazzi found that the ideal bicycling speed to inhale the minimum amount of pollution is between 7.5 to 12.5 miles per hour (mph), placing the lowest risk for women at nearly eight mph and for men at just over eight mph. “The faster you move, the harder you breathe and the more pollution you could potentially inhale, but you are also exposed to traffic for a shorter period of time. This analysis shows where the sweet spot is,” says Bigazzi.

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woman’s body is exquisitely designed to conceive, nurture and give birth,” says Dr. Carol J. Phillips, an Annapolis, Maryland, prenatal chiropractor, doula and author of Hands of Love: Seven Steps to the Miracle of Birth. Judith Lothian, Ph.D., associate editor of the Journal of Perinatal Education, professor of nursing at Seton Hall University, in South Orange, New Jersey, and a natural childbirth educator, knows the significance of women’s deep intuitive instinct. “Women who feel supported and encouraged can tap into their own wisdom and find deep satisfaction in giving birth naturally. The process itself perfectly prepares mother and baby to continue on their journey together.” Several gentle strategies help mothers-to-be prepare for the joys of natural pregnancy and childbirth.

for comfort foods like pizza, macaroni or ice cream may signal the need for more nurturing. Eyeing popcorn or chips could be a sign she’s stuffing down an emotion. She can ask herself, “What am I suppressing?” “Eat a lot of protein, including vitamin B-rich foods, during both pregnancy and breastfeeding,” advises O’Mara. “Nursing moms need to eat nutrient-dense foods frequently, along with getting adequate fluids,” says Wilson. She recommends foods that assist lactation called galatactagogues, like almonds, avocados, legumes, kale and spinach. To increase milk production, add fennel to meals or smoothies, or turn to capsules.

Build a Baby-Friendly Body “Follow your urges,” counsels Peggy O’Mara, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, former editor of Mothering Magazine and author of Having a Baby, Naturally. “Eat when you’re hungry. Sleep when you’re weary. Go to the bathroom the moment nature calls. Practice this in pregnancy so you’ll be in the habit of listening to your instincts when you give birth.” This simple advice counters women’s common habit of attending to other people’s needs instead of their own. Along with eating organic whole foods, Kristy Wilson, of Las Vegas, a certified professional midwife, labor doula and placenta preparation specialist, recommends both a plant-based food supplement with iron and whole food prenatal supplement. Vitamin C is important for a strong amniotic sac; she suggests at least 500 milligrams daily. A high-strung mom can take magnesium chloride baths or sip a soothing cup of red raspberry leaf tea. “Women that are concerned about their diet can tune into the baby and ask what they need,” says Lori Bregman, of Santa Monica, California, a doula, birth coach and author of The Mindful Mom-to-Be. If craving a certain dish, she can research its benefits and healing qualities. The yearning


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doula, midwife or spouse to be her advocate. A woman that needs to exercise Wilson recommends yoga, swimming, control might seek such assistance for walking or light jogging three to five peace of mind, knowing that her wishes times a week, for 20 minutes a day. will be followed. “Squatting like a child on your haunches “‘Pain’ is a fear-based word,” is a great exercise for childbirth,” she to be avoided in conversations about says, noting that 20 squats daily will labor, Wilson explains. “Don’t fear strengthen core muscles. Sitting on an the strength of contractions. They are exercise ball instead of a desk chair or doing exactly what your body needs couch also engages core muscles, while to do to give birth.” As a midwife, she improving posture. helps moms relax and embrace these “Regular exercise brings more energy, intensely important sensations by focusbetter sleep, reduced stress, higher spirits, ing on what is going on in their body. better odds of an easy labor, faster postResearch published in the journal Cell delivery recovery and reduced risk of gesAdhesion & Migration shows that the tational diabetes and high blood pressure hormones released during labor enter during pregnancy,” Bregman finds. She recinto the baby’s immune system to also ommends a prenatal yoga practice that The connections established strengthen the child. includes breathing and visualizations. This restorative form of yoga offers gentle between mother and Spark the Spirit stretching, promotes good circulation Affirmations can positively state the child are much stronger and naturally supports relief or healing of mother-to-be’s intentions for pregmany possible pregnancy ailments. when she progresses through nancy and birth. Examples include: “To alleviate physical distress, “Birth is a safe and wonderful pregnancy and birth from try chiropractic prenatal care,” says experience. I am choosing the right Phillips. Light finger contact from a natural perspective. path for my birth. I trust my body an experienced practitioner helps and my instincts. I have all the suprealign bony segments and restores ~Kristy Wilson port I need.” Wilson recommends the body’s normal tone. “A prenatal choosing two to four that resonate, repeating them every expert can adjust so the mom’s body maintains its balance morning while gazing into the mirror, placing them on and the baby is free to move.” the refrigerator door and even having them pop up on a Craniosacral therapy reestablishes balance to the memsmartphone. branes that encapsulate the brain and spinal cord. “Meditation prepares you for childbirth and can also be soothing during labor by offering tools that push away fear,” Prepare the Mind says O‘Mara. She likes this mantra from Thich Nhat Hahn’s “Just say, ‘No thanks,’ to friends who want to burden you book, Being Peace: “Breathing in, I calm myself, breathing with stories of their long, excruciating labors,” O’Mara out, I smile.” advises. “Protect yourself from toxic people and their horTo begin, sit comfortably in a quiet room with eyes ror stories. Focus on maintaining your own good health closed. For women new to meditation, Wilson suggests lightand surround yourself with people that have experienced a ing a scented or colored candle and noticing the colors and normal birth. Plan to have uplifting support during the movement of the flame for something physical to focus on. birthing process and in the postpartum period.” “This calming practice is important because labor becomes A woman easily influenced by others might ask her Complementary Gift Packages natural awakenings

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like a meditation,” she says. The mother copes through the contraction, then uses her meditation skills to reset, refocus and ground herself before the next contraction. Wilson and Bregman both encourage expectant mothers to keep a journal during pregnancy. “Record thoughts and experiences. Sometimes dreams tell things about the child, who has a story too,” advises Wilson.

Design a Special Experience Create a Birth Plan

Those that prefer a home birth can find a compatible midwife through a natural birthing community such as the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives, International Childbirth Education Association and La Leche League. For a hospital experience, look for low-Caesarean rates, a personally compatible doctor and a distinct birthing center. Either way, a doula or midwife can help craft the desired birth plan. Upon selecting a venue, the expectant mother may imagine the ideal birth environment and write positive statements, such as, “I want to move around freely. I want my husband and sister with me at all times.” “If a home birth is a mother’s first choice, design two plans; one for home and one for the hospital,” suggests Phillips. “If the mother needs hospital care during labor, the attendants will know her wishes.” Wilson encourages the spouse to be involved from the beginning. “The partner’s energy plays a role in how the birth progresses during labor. Plus, being part of the planning keeps him engaged and attuned to her wishes.”

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“The birthing mother needs continuous support from someone that can focus on her and her needs,” says Phillips. “The partner also needs to have access to experienced support. Both need to surround themselves with people that know how to enfold them in love.”’ A birthing team includes the medically trained attendant appointed to help deliver the baby; either a mid-

wife or a doctor. Many women choose to have a trained doula collaborate, as well. She provides continuity of care and advocacy, lessens the need for medical intervention, stays with the mother, honors and includes the partner and supports the parents in making informed decisions. With home births, family members tend to invite themselves over. The mom needs to have control of her birthing atmosphere. “I encourage moms to be firm regarding who they want in the room when the baby is born,” Wilson says.

Honor the Postpartum Mother

“Giving birth is the first big unknown of parenting,” says Wilson. “You plan for it and then you have to trust and accept the outcome.” She encourages postpartum appointments for discussing the birth. “A breastfeeding mother’s nutrient requirements are actually higher postpartum,” Wilson says. To prevent deficiencies, she suggests moms nourish themselves during this period, delaying any focus on weight loss and regaining muscle tone. The birth team and other friends can deliver meals, do light housecleaning, run a load of laundry and bring groceries. The new parents will welcome this generous and loving help. Deborah Shouse is a mother, writer, speaker, editor and health advocate in Kansas City, MO. Her latest book, Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together, focuses on life’s meaningful moments (

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DECODING DOG BODY TALK Three Signals of Anxiety by Susan Briggs


amily dogs frequently accompany us on errands and outings away from their familiar home environment and we want them to enjoy these expeditions, so understanding their view of the world is important. To a dog, every experience is either familiar or unfamiliar. The first time they encounter a new sound, place or person, they may feel anxious. We can help with the adjustment by introducing them slowly to each new experience and step aside to provide them distance or space to observe it first at their own pace. Knowing the “tells” that signal when a dog is comfortable or uncomfortable goes a long way to a harmonious experience. Allison Culver, assistant director of The Lightfoot Way holistic animal learning center, in Houston, remarks, “Knowing how to communicate with your animal can


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save a lot of heartache.” With a bit of applied attention, we can readily learn to understand the changes in canine body posture and behavior that communicate their emotional state. Start by observing the dog’s posture when they are relaxed at home. It’s likely that their weight is balanced on all four legs and their mouth is slightly open; movement is relaxed, loose and agile. When a dog feels happy or playful, notice how their ears may perk up or tilt slightly forward. Their tail might rise and wag, and they may emit a cheerful bark. Using their visual and audio demeanor as a baseline prepares us to be alert for three secret tells that signal a change in their emotion. Closing their mouth routinely occurs when a dog is unsure or anxious. When their mouth remains closed for a minute or more, it’s a sure clue that they

need more time to process information. Lip licking such as quick flicks of the tongue is meant to appease and may prevent an uncomfortable situation from escalating into anything resembling a confrontation. Dogs do it with each other and with us, too. A look away that avoids direct eye contact likewise signals that a dog is urgently processing their current environment. Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas, author of On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, identifies the lip licking and averting of the eyes as self-calming behaviors. She affirms, “When dogs are stressed by the environment, they start using calming signals to ease the stress.” When this happens, first try creating more space or distance between the dog and any perceived threat; this may return them to their body language norm. If not, consider using holistic calming aids like a properly mixed lavender essential oil spray or Bach Rescue Remedy Pet flower essences, keeping these well away from their face. Also try mentally engaging the dog with learned cues. A quick game of sit, down, sit plus high-five allows them to engage in a familiar activity while they adjust to a new environment. If the pet does not respond to normal cues and continues to display multiple stress signals for an extended period, leave the scene altogether. Their anxiety hasn’t been relieved. If it’s still important that the dog learns to enjoy the troubling environment, work with a professional trainer that uses positive reinforcement tools to aid the transition (see or The trainer will assist in creating a plan that allows the pet to adjust at a pace that allows them to remain comfortable. By observing a dog’s posture, we can be confident of choosing mutually good outings. Susan Briggs, of Houston, TX, is co-author of Off-Leash Dog Play: A Complete Guide to Safety & Fun, co-founder of The Dog Gurus and owner of Crystal Canine (



HEART-BASED LEADERSHIP Women Mobilize To Heal the World by Linda Sechrist


he Heart to Lead: Women as Allies for the Greater Good, a documentary film directed and produced by Cheryl Gould, of Naples, Florida, explores the emerging paradigm of heart-based feminine leadership and how it is attuning women to their inner strengths, beliefs, each other and our Earth. “Women’s deeper unity of being is empowering them to take action and lead. Women who once longed for a culture that would reflect their highest priorities are now creating one in which they support each other and make a difference,” says Gould. She notes that for centuries, a vast number of women have led and served as change agents. “Unfortunately, the majority of them never made it into the headlines or history books. A prime example—few individuals knew that 12 women ran for president before Hillary Clinton.” In a recent Yes! magazine article, Rucha Chitnis reports that women are rising up to push back against growing corporate power, land grabs, economic injustice, climate change and more. Women’s groups and networks offer a paradigm shift, she concludes, exposing links between unbridled capitalism, violence, the erosion of human rights and destruction of the Earth. A woman’s style of leadership in America’s corporate boardrooms, activist-led movements or state and federal government may not be plainly evident. Feminine wisdom’s emerging solutions are compassionate, collaborative and consensus-building, and pursue universal outcomes and group cooper-

ation. They contrast with conventional competitive strategies and solutions, according to The Legislative Effectiveness of Women in Congress study at Vanderbilt University’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, in Nashville. Jean Shinoda Bolen, a medical doctor, Jungian analyst in Mill Valley, California, and author of Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, has been advocating since 2002 for a United Nations Fifth World Conference on Women (5WCW). “Empowered and equal women are the key to peace and sustainability. We need to rise up together and fulfill the Dalai Lama’s words at the Vancouver Peace Summit: ‘It will be up to Western women to bring about peace.’” Bolen’s 5WCW vision joins millennial women worldwide now entering their era of activism with the feminist movement spearheaded by a boomer generation of women that’s forwarded the equality and empowerment of women this far. To this end, she marched in Washington, D.C., on January 21 in the Million Women’s March that globally attracted 5 million participants. “To make human rights women’s rights, we need a united global women’s movement,” she states. Sande Hart, from Orange County, California, director of the Charter for Compassion International-Women and Girls sector and president of the women’s global interfaith organization Spiritual and Religious Alliance for Hope (SARAH), participated in the Los Angeles Women’s March with 750,000 others. “There’s a sense that we’ve had enough. We’re not angry. We are

morally outraged and seeking peaceful solutions wrapped in compassion and based in justice for all. In nearly 15 years of women’s community building, I’m convinced that healing our communities with resilience and a regenerative spirit is our biological and innate imperative. I see women emerging in unprecedented ways to make this happen,” says Hart. The Rising Women Rising World organization provides tools and training to help women and men develop feminine wisdom and the qualities of potent compassion, deep listening, intuition and inclusivity. Hazel Henderson, an evolutionary economist in St. Augustine, Florida, host of the Ethical Markets online TV show and researcher of The Love Economy shared in her book The Politics of the Solar Age: Alternatives to Economics, has mentored staff members of Rising Women Rising World. Henderson contends that to shape a future for the good of all, we must bring into balance the masculine and feminine energies and learn to value the long-marginalized qualities of feminine wisdom. Henderson’s Love Economy paradigm reflects the sharing and caring sector not presently reflected in the nation’s gross domestic product. “Women’s unpaid work—raising children, taking care of households, serving on school boards, volunteering, caring for aging parents, etc.—constitutes 50 percent of all production in the U.S. and 70 percent of that in developing countries. This unvalued economic sector underlies and supports the public and private parts of the entire economy,” advises Henderson, who observes that competition cannot be the sole basis for an economy with any expectation of high quality of life on a small planet. In her film, As She Is, producer and director Megan McFeely, of Marin County, California, captures her own journey to understand the collective potential of the feminine and how to live true to its innate knowing. She queries: “Can you imagine what might happen if women here and around the world rose up together and used our power of longing to heal the Earth?” Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at natural awakenings

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Evaluating Alternatives to Dairy

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hen dietary concerns, food sensitivities or curiosity prompt us to try alternative milks, it helps to know the basic facts about the leading types, to choose the best ones for us.

Almond Milk

Pro: Almond milk is low in fat and can be easily made at home, so ingredients are known. One cup of homemade almond milk has about 40 calories, one gram of protein, 6 percent of the daily value (DV) for calcium, three grams of fat and eight grams of carbohydrates. As for store-bought options, one cup of Silk Organic Almond Original contains 60 calories, with one gram of protein, 10 percent DV for calcium, two-anda-half grams of fat and eight grams of carbohydrates. Con: Almond milk is neither high in protein nor calcium; it’s not as nutritionally packed as other alternatives. Some might not care for the faint nutty flavor.

Coconut Milk

Pro: Dr. Josh Axe, a functional medicine physician who owns the popular natural health website,, and the Exodus Health Center, near Nashville, Tennessee, points out, “High in medium-chain triglycerides, coconut milk is a very filling, fat-burning food.” One cup of homemade coconut 24

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Pro: High in vitamins and calcium when fortified, rice milk made from brown rice is also high in vitamins. According to Ted Kallmyer, author of Flexible Dieting, in Bend, Oregon, rice milk is the least likely alternative milk to trigger an allergy. One cup of Pacific Rice Milk has 130 calories, one gram of protein, 30 percent DV for calcium, two grams of fat and 37 grams of carbohydrates. One cup of Rice Dream Organic Rice Drink has 120 calories, one gram of protein, 30 percent DV for calcium, 2.5 grams of fat and 23 grams of carbohydrates. Con: Low in fat and protein, it’s also relatively high in carbohydrates. It has a less creamy texture than hemp, coconut or soy milks.

milk has about 450 calories, six grams of protein and 64 grams of fat, plus trace minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and copper. Canned coconut milk is similar: one cup of Native Forest Unsweetened Coconut Milk Classic contains 420 calories, three grams of protein and 45 grams of fat, plus trace minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and copper in each cup. Con: High in fat and calories, coconut milk may not be the best choice for drinking every day, but is delicious in Asian-style soups and curries.

Hemp Milk

Pro: Hemp milk, made from hulled hemp seeds, contains 10 essential amino acids, including key fats. “Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are vital for healthy functioning of the brain,” says Axe. Hemp milk works well for people with tree nut allergies. One cup of Pacific Hemp Original has 140 calories, three grams of protein, 50 percent DV for calcium, five grams of fat and 20 grams of carbohydrates. Living Harvest Tempt Hemp Milk has 80 calories per cup, two grams of protein, 30 percent DV for calcium, eight grams of fat and one gram of carbohydrates. Con: Grassy-tasting hemp milk tends to separate in hot coffee.

Pro: Soy milk provides more protein than other alternative milks. Look for a calcium-fortified, organic brand that doesn’t contain the thickening agent carrageenan, suggests Dr. Andrew Weil, founding director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, in Tucson. Different brands have different nutritional components. For example, one cup of Organic Valley Soy Original has 100 calories per cup, with seven grams of protein, 30 percent DV for calcium, three grams of fat and 11 grams of carbohydrates. One cup of Organic EdenSoy Extra Original Soymilk contains 130 calories, with 11 grams of protein, 20 percent DV for calcium, four grams of fat and 13 grams of carbohydrates. Con: Some people might not like the thick texture and soy aftertaste. Dr. Frank Lipman, founder and director of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center, in New York City, says that limiting soy is a good idea due to soy’s prevalent pesticide saturation and its researched links to thyroid, endocrine system and sex hormone dysfunction ( Studies). If soy is eaten, “Choose certified organic, soy products—preferably fermented versions like miso, natto and tempeh—with the Non-GMO Project seal; and do so sparingly, no more than twice a week,” advises Lipman. Judith Fertig writes food health articles and cookbooks from Overland Park, KS (

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Coconut Milk Yields: About 3 cups 2 cups hot water 1 cup fresh organic, unsweetened, shredded coconut Place hot water, and then shredded coconut, in a high-speed blender, starting on low speed and increasing to high for a total of three minutes. Strain the coconut milk through a nut milk bag into a container. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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ALL MONTH LONG Newport Gray Whale Migration – 1-3:30pm. Over 20,000 gray whales migrate annually from the summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to the winter grounds of the Baja California lagoons and back again along the Southern California coast. $16 Special (Gate Price $36). Newport Landing Whale Watching, 309 Palm St, Newport Beach, 92661. Contact us for dates at 949-675-0551 or

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 Free Guided Nature Walk from the Visitor Center – 9:30am. Join an MTRP Trail Guide on a guided nature walk and learn about the plants, animals, geology, history and ecology of the park. The trails used are easy, but be sure to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring along water. A hat and sunscreen are also recommended. Walks are canceled if raining. For information on where to meet, visit Pet Loss Support Group – 6-7:30pm. Group provides an environment where thoughts and emotions can be shared with those in similar circumstances. Sessions are led by a licensed social worker and are open to those ages 10 and up, including pet parents who are considering or preparing for euthanasia. No fees for the sessions; however, donations to help with providing this valuable service are greatly appreciated. Bring pictures of your pet with you to the sessions. San Diego Humane Society (San Diego Campus), 5500 Gaines St, San Diego, 92110. Reservations are encouraged but not required and can be made on-line or by calling 619-299-7012, x2311.

THURSDAY, MAY 4 Cinco de Mayo Concert / Food Truck Friday – 4-7pm. Families can celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Balboa Park with a fun, free concert inside the Spreckels Organ Pavilion starting at 6pm. Jarabe Mexicano will perform their unique, uptempo style of music, accompanied by SDSU School of Music and Dance Jazz Band and Wind Symphony. Pre-concert festivities begin at 4pm in the Plaza of Panama with City Heights Mariachi and a variety of cuisines from some of San Diego’s best food trucks, presented as part of the Balboa Park Conservancy’s Food Truck Friday program. Balboa Park, House of Hospitality, San Diego, 92101. Sleep Your Way to Better Health – 6-7:30pm. Join Sadielis Jimenez, ND Candidate ‘19, and DeJarra Sims, ND, for a discussion about why sleep is so important for restoration, as well as relief of chronic symptoms, and simple ways to improve your sleep quality. Free. Bastyr University, 4110 Sorrento Valley Blvd, San Diego, 92121. Jill Ruff.


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Psychic Tools Class – 7:30-9pm. We are made of three parts—spirit, mind & body, but most forms of healing deal with only the body. $140 (can be paid in smaller amounts of $40/week). Intuitive Insights School of Intuition, 4455 Moreno Blvd, Ste 108, San Diego, 92117. Vessa Phillips, 858-509-7582.

FRIDAY, MAY 5 Sierra Talks: Madagascar: Land of Ghosts – 6:30pm. Madagascar: Land of Ghosts is a story of exploration, conservation and tragedy in the rainforests of Madagascar. Conservationist Bill Toone, shares his journey into a world halfway around the world. Madagascar’s unique people, wildlife and terrain will both fascinate and resonate. Starting his career as a wildlife biologist with the San Diego Zoo, Toone studied the endangered California condor and the causes of its decline. Joyce Beers Center, 3900 Vermont St, San Diego, 92103. Ernest Lotecka, 760-533-2725.

SATURDAY, MAY 6 Walk for Animals - San Diego – 7am-Noon. Join us for San Diego’s largest dog walk: the Walk for Animals - San Diego, a 2-mile walk at NTC Park at Liberty Station. You and your canine companions will have a great time as we celebrate our love for animals, while raising vital funds for San Diego Humane Society. Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego, 92106. Planting Peace on the Planet - Monthly Telephone Meditations – 9-9:30am. A 30-minute+ Group Meditation to Heal Yourself and the World From Your Living Room. Psychic meditations include working with the God of Your Heart, Heal from Politics, & more. Freewill donation at, click on phone classes. Vessa Phillips, 858-509-7582. Mountain Bike Ride with a MTRP Ranger – 9am. Looking for a new family outdoor activity? Want to get to know the park and increase your mountain bike skills? We’ll start on gentle service roads where you may see birds of prey rising to eye level on thermals from the canyons below. We will ride a new wide single track trail down and up through Beeler Canyon. Ride is for moderate/ fit beginners. Bring plenty of water, a helmet, sunscreen and snacks. Wet trails cancel rides. West

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MONDAY, MAY 8 Intro to Psychic Tools to Move & Experience Energy - Energy is Real – 7-9pm. Learn Basic Psychic Tools for Healing. Experience and Give a Healing on the Aura. Discover your innate reading ability. $40/$35 w/RSVP 2 days prior. Intuitive Insights School of Intuition, 4455 Moreno Blvd, Ste 108, San Diego, 92117. Vessa Phillips, 858509-7582.

TUESDAY, MAY 9 Art of Élan: Agents of Change – 7-10pm. Art of Élan’s 10th anniversary series at the Museum, A Place to Call Home, wraps up with a special interactive concert that features the New York-based NOW Ensemble, a dynamic group of performers and composers dedicated to making new chamber music for the 21st century. With a unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass, and piano, the ensemble brings a fresh sound and a new perspective to the classical tradition, infused with the musical influences that reflect the diverse backgrounds of its members. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. 619-232-7931.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 Julian Woman’s Club Wildflower Show – 10am4pm. 5/10-5/13. The Julian Wildflower Show has been a historical event for over 90 years. Because of Julian’s mountain valley location, bordering a national forest and close to the Anza-Borrego State Park, we have 855 species of plants within 25 miles of town, many of which were used for health and healing by Native Americans. The Show is meant to educate club members, local residents, out-of-town visitors and children about the botanical wealth of Julian and its vicinity. Julian Town Hall, 2129 Main St, Julian, 92036.

FRIDAY, MAY 12 Free Movie Night – 6:30pm. Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the complex and dynamic nature of soil and the elaborate relationships between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, its use and misuse in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on the key role of soil in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, #101, San Diego, 92111. Ellen Shively, 619-4793412.

SATURDAY, MAY 13 Eat Better Art: Cooking Around the World – 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. Ages 4-6 are welcome from 10am-noon and ages 7-12 are welcome from 1-3pm. $40-50. The New Children’s Museum, 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, 92101.

SUNDAY, MAY 14 Mother’s Day Brunch Cruises – 9:30am-4pm. Sit back and celebrate Mother’s Day with a relaxing brunch cruise on the big bay in America’s finest city. Your mother will be treated to mimosas, an assortment of gourmet food selections and live music aboard our luxury yacht. Give your mom a memorable experience this year that will make her feel like the queen that she is. Adult - $74.50. Child 4-12 yrs - $44.70. Reserve your cruise now. Flagship Cruises & Events, 990 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, 92101. 619-234-4111. Reservations@

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 The Island Celebrates Be Kind to Animals Week – 11:30am-1:30pm. The Island at Carlsbad welcomes VIP guests...Very Important Pets for a lunch time meet and greet during “Be Kind to Animals” Week. Enjoy hanging out with some dogs looking for a loving home. The Island at Carlsbad, 5806-5814 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, 92008.

Finding the Calm within the Storm: A Daylong Yoga-Based Retreat – 9am-4pm. In this retreat, we will explore supporting ourselves through life’s transitions via yoga & art therapy, journaling, and other soothing activities. You’ll leave with a sense of grounding and inner peace, and a helpful set of tools. No yoga experience necessary. $60. 545 Second St, Ste 2, Encinitas, 92024. Ghada Osman.

John 519 Benefit Concert – 7:30pm. Rev. Poleski joins musicians Sylvia Isely-Aguilera and Jack Nalbandian performing original 12-String compositions to delight your spirit at North Chapel, Liberty Station Point Loma to raise funds to fight cancer. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Visit

SATURDAY, MAY 20 Guided Bird Walk - Kumeyaay Lake – 8am. Join MTRP birders Jeanne Raimond and Millie Basden for a guided bird walk along the shore of Kumeyaay Lake. Recently fledged young will be dispersing, and late migratory nesters will be tending to their hatchlings. Bring binoculars and/or a field guide, if you have them. Be sure to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring along water. A hat and sunscreen are also recommended. Walks are canceled if raining. Meet in the Kumeyaay Lake Campground day use parking lot. For information on where to meet, visit

Family Discovery Walk –3pm. Join MTRP Trail Guides Rosalie Newberg-Fisher and Mary Todd on a family nature walk and help your children discover the wonder and beauty of Nature. These walks highlight the many changes that occur in the park throughout the year. All types of wildlife are noticeable after their winter inactivity. The trails used are easy, but be sure to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring along water. A hat and sunscreen are also recommended. Walks are canceled if raining. For information on where to meet, visit

SUNDAY, MAY 21 Escondido Grand Ave Festival – 9:30am-5:30pm. The Grand Ave Festival is one of the biggest street fairs in Southern California, with over 500 vendors, and has been happening since 1989, bringing unique crafts and imports, fine international cuisine and family entertainment to Historic Downtown Escondido’s Grand Ave. The Festival runs all day covering Grand Avenue from Centre City Parkway to Juniper Street.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 Free Aura Reading and Healing Clinic – 7:309pm. Free for newcomers, $20+ for repeat visitors. Intuitive Insights School of Intuition, 4455 Moreno Blvd, Ste 108, San Diego, 92117. Vessa Phillips, 858-509-7582.

Creating Fertile Ground, a Fertility Workshop – noon-3pm. If you or someone you know is trying to get pregnant, this is the workshop for you! Led by our acupuncturist Maring Higa, who specializes in fertility and prenatal care. Learn techniques that have worked for the many women she has helped to realize their dream of having a baby. $49. Cap Wellness Center, 535 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, 92024. Maring Higa, 760-634-9715 or register here

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FRIDAY, MAY 19 Pet Pals – 4:30-5:30pm. A fun and educational program where children ages 6-12 can join us one Friday a month to meet and learn about our animal friends. Each month focuses on a different animal or animal-related topic and includes a lesson, activity and animal interaction geared towards the theme of the month. $10/child. San Diego Humane Society (San Diego Campus), 5500 Gaines St, San Diego, 92110. For more information email SHurley2@ Reservations are required to attend this limited-space class, register on-line or call 619-299-7012 x 2256.


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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:

Yoga Classes – Days & times vary. Iyengar for beginners and advanced practitioners. Iyengar Yoga Center of North County, 2210 Encinitas Blvd, Ste U, Encinitas, 92024. 760-632-0040. Donations Accepted – 9:30am-6pm, Mon-Fri; 9:30am-5pm, Sat; 11am-5pm, Sun. All profits support individuals with Autism and other developmental or learning disabilities. Potpourri Thrift & Resale, 1024 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, 92054. 760-722-1880.

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

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, close-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.

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$15 Yoga Classes – Bring your child into class with you for Vinyasa Mama Tues & Thurs at 11:15am. 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. 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 – Bring your child into class with you for Vinyasa Mama Tues & Thurs at 11:15am. 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: Vista Farmers' Market Wellness Event – 8am1pm. 1st Sat, Jan-Jun; 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. 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. 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

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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. Free Garden Tour – 10am. Tour the lush, colorful and water-wise garden with a knowledgeable garden docent. Bring your questions and hear the secrets and stories that make our garden special. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019. 619-660-0614. 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. Kids in the Garden – 10am-12pm. 2nd Sat. New topic each month. $5/child (accompanied adults free); free/members. Alta Vista Gardens, Children’s Garden, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, 92084. Reserve: 760-822-6824 or FarmerJones@ 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.

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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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. 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. 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

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Hillcrest Farmers’ Market – 9am-2pm. Open rain or shine. At Hillcrest DMV Parking Lot, Lincoln & Normal St, San Diego, 92103.

State Street Farmers’ Market – 3-7pm: Spring, Summer and Fall. Rain or shine; year-round. 3-6pm: Winter. On State St between Carlsbad Village Dr & Grand Ave, Carlsbad, 92008. Ron La Chance: 858-272-7054.

Seaside Bazaar Marketplace – 9am-5pm, Summer; 9am-4pm, Winter/Spring/Fall. Seaside Bazaar Marketplace, 459 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, 92024. 760-753-1611. Rancho Santa Fe Certified Farmers’ Market – 9:30am-2pm. 16079 San Dieguito Rd, Rancho Santa Fe, 92091. 619743-4263. Leucadia/Encinitas Farmers’ Market & Art Fair – 10am-2pm. Paul Ecke Elementary, 185 Union St, Encinitas, 92024. 858-272-7054. LeucadiaFarmersMarket. com. North San Diego (Sikes Adobe) Certified Farmers’ Market – 10:30am-3:30pm. 12655 Sunset Dr, Escondido, 92025. Claire Winnick: 858-735-5311. Solana Beach Farmers’ Market – 12-4pm. 444 S Cedros Ave, in the heart of the Cedros Ave Design District, Solana Beach. 858-755-0444. Karen@

MONDAY Welk Certified Farmers’ Market Place – 3-7pm. Year-round, rain or shine. 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, 92026. 760-651-3630, no texts.

TUESDAY Coronado Ferry Landing Farmers’ Market – 2:30-6pm. Coronado Ferry Landing, 1201 First St & B, Coronado, 92118. 760-741-3763. Escondido Downtown Farmers’ Market – 2:306pm, year-round. Downtown Escondido’s Certified Farmers’ Market, Juniper between Grand Ave & Valley Pkwy & Heritage Garden, Escondido, 92025. 760-480-4101. Chula Vista-Otay Ranch Certified Farmers’ Market – 4-8pm. 2015 Birch Rd & Main St, Chula Vista, 91915. 619-279-0032.


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Santee Farmers’ Market – 3-7pm, Mar-Oct; 3-6pm, Nov-Feb. 9608 Carlton Hills Blvd, corner of Mast & Carlton Hill, Santee, 92071. 619-4498427. Encinitas Certified Farmers’ Market – 4-8pm. Rain or shine. Parking lot B, 600 S Vulcan Ave, corner of E & Vulcan. More info: 760-522-2053, no texts. Ocean Beach Farmers’ Market – 4-8pm, AprNov; 4-7pm, Nov-Apr. 4900 block of Newport Ave between Cable & Bacon Sts, Ocean Beach, 92107. 619-279-0032. Vista Main Street Farmers’ Market – 4-8pm. Historic Downtown Vista, 255 Main St & Indiana Ave. Bill Westendorf: 760-224-9616. People’s Produce Farmer’s Night Market – 5-8pm. Fresh produce, prepared food, fitness activities, healthy living demonstrations and handmade gifts. EBT, WIC and SNAP accepted. 1655 Euclid Ave, San Diego, 92105. 619-262-2022.

THURSDAY Oceanside Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Coast Hwy at Pier View Way, Oceanside, 92054. 760754-4512. SDSU Farmers’ Market – 10am-3pm. Held during the fall and spring terms. Canceled on rainy days. San Diego State University, Campanile Walkway, between Hepner Hall & Love Library, San Diego, 92182. Linda Vista Farmers’ Market – 2-6pm, winter; 3-7pm, summer. Farm fresh produce, hot food vendors, live entertainment, craft vendors and more. WIC, EBT, Debit/Credit accepted. 6939 Linda Vista Rd, Linda Vista Plaza parking lot, San Diego, 92111. 760-580-0116.

Downtown El Cajon Farmers Market – 3-6pm. Supported by the International Rescue Committee. Prescott Promenade at 201 E Main St, El Cajon, 92020. 619-641-7510, x 277. farmers-market. Third Avenue Village Certified Farmers’ Market – 3-7pm, Apr-Oct; 3-6pm, Nov-Mar. 325 Third Ave & Center St, Chula Vista, 91910. 619-422-1982 x 3. UTC Certified Farmers’ Market – 3-7pm. 7131 Regents Rd San Diego, 92122. 619-795-3363. Oceanside Sunset Market – 5-9pm. Corner of Coast Hwy & Pier View Way, Oceanside, 92054. 760-754-4512. MainStreetOceanside. com or

FRIDAY La Mesa Certified Farmers’ Market – 2-6pm, Summer; 1-5pm, Winter. La Mesa Civic Center, Date Ave & University Ave, La Mesa, 91941. Suzanne Bendixen: 619-249-9395.

SATURDAY Vista’s Farmers’ Market – 8am-1pm. San Diego county courthouse parking grounds, 345 S Melrose Dr, Vista, 92081. 619-301-8905. Little Italy Mercato – 8am-2pm. Year-round; rain or shine. At W Cedar St from Kettner Blvd to Front St, San Diego, 92101. City Heights Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Farm fresh produce, hot food vendors, live entertainment, craft vendors and more. WIC, EBT, Debit/Credit accepted. Fresh Funds Matching Program offered. 4325 Wightman between 43rd & Fairmont Ave, San Diego, 92105. 760-580-0116. Seaside Bazaar Marketplace – 9am-4pm, winter/ spring/fall; 9am-5pm, summer. Seaside Bazaar Marketplace, 459 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, 92024. 760-753-1611. Del Mar Farmers’ Ma r k e t – 1 - 4 p m . Year-round. Upper Shores Park, 225 9th St, Del Mar, 92014. 858-465-0013.

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Dr. Qin Fu 4401 Manchester Ave., Encinitas 760-230-2490 Dr. Qin Fu is a third generation healer, trained in China, that uses a combination of acupuncture, qi gong and herbs to help his patients achieve pain relief and better overall health.


The Healing Center Dr. Marilyn Chernoff, PhD, ND, 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”

BEAUTY PRODUCTS BARE WAXING & SKINCARE STUDIO 285 N. El Camino Real, Ste. 100 Encinitas, CA 92024 760-809-6598

Waxing. Lashes. Skin. Hair Removal With over a decade in experience, Bare Waxing Studio offers the best in hair removal, skin treatments, and lash and eyebrow services in North County.

BOOKEEPING SAN DIEGO AUDIT TRAIL DeLisa Terra, Owner 760-487-8806

Serving SD's small businesses with quality bookkeeping since 2001. I set up and maintain your books so that you can focus on growing your business.

CANNABIS ALLEGIANCE WELLNESS CENTER San Diego Medical Marijuana Center Bert Telles 858-414-4271

We believe in natural benefits of medicinal cannabis and provide products that are safe, and effective, to address a person’s unique symptoms or condition.


Jessica McElfresh, Attorney-at-Law 858-756-7107 Expert advice and counsel for all aspects of cannabis law and policy. Located in Carmel Valley.


760-456-9118 We connect humans and pets with natural approaches to health and happiness. We use a simple approach by utilizing solid, science-based information and products of impeccable quality. We include, too, a commitment to finding and providing the most ecologically-correct manifestations of Cannabisbased medicine available.

RX-C: BEYOND DELIVERY 760-849-8250

We specialize in helping patients understand and navigate the latest methods for realizing the maximum medicinal benefits cannabis has to offer.


949-370-1245 Weedease Organics makes organic cannabis-infused cooking oil for medical marijuana patients. OCCO-Organic Cannabis Canola Oil, CANNA*COCO*BIS-Organic Cannabis Coconut. The safe and perfect way to get your medication without inhalation.


Sonya Swetich Goodwin Holistic Health Practitioner Craniosacral Therapist 619-726-3267 Nourishment and Resilience for Your Nervous System. Find support navigating your way toward healing the root causes of physical and emotional pain. Find your calm, joy and inner peace.


Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 285 N El Camino Real, Ste. 112, Encinitas 760-753-DENT (3368) Nominated top dentist, 10 years’ experience. Paperless green office with friendly staff. Digital x-rays, latest technology, early detection and non-invasive, long lasting restorations.


Loma Linda University Graduate 1983 Safe Biocompatible Dentistry Digital x-rays, safe amalgam removal 760-746-3663 • Visit us! Bring your mouth to optimum health and beauty through nonsurgical laser gum therapy and metal-free conservative dentistry. Stress-free Spa dentistry. Ozone therapy.

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Cary O’Rielly, DDS 4403 Manchester Ave., Ste. 206-B Encinitas, CA 92024 760-632-1304 Integrative Dentist Carey O’Rielly, DDS provides holistic family dentistry for patients from 3 to 93, including cosmetic smile makeovers using bio-friendly materials, bonding and lasers.


Book a complimentary consultation online Flat Fee, Never go to Court Divorce Mediation with Laura McGee J.D. is a cost-conscious, private, family-focused alternative to a litigated divorce. Is it right for you?


Judi Bryan 760-822-9234 • Creating a vibrant and Sustainable lifestyle with wild-crafted, organic nutrition and skin care while sustaining a living rain forest. Rain Drop therapist, expert at ear coning and Access Consciousness Facilitator.

WELLNESS & FITNESS CENTER Envision Personalized Health 619-229-9695

Envision Personalized Health is a private center for customized health, fitness and spa services. Specializing in Personal Training, Pilates, Yoga, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Ayurveda, Massage and Spa Services. Private by appointment.


Ken Kostedt 619-212-2957 Let Kostedt Design & Marketing help you with your print or online graphics needs. Custom design services including business cards, billboards, wine labels, logos and more.

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Helmut Igel ,ABO 760-473-8339

Licensed optician offering eyeglasses and lenses at affordable pricing throughout San Diego county and can visit you at your home or office or my showroom in Oceanside.



Call now for your free consultation and estimate. We are bonded and licensed to provide installation, service and maintenance of air conditioning and heating units. Serving residential and commercial clients throughout San Diego for over 25 years, providing “Quality Work at a Fair Price.”


Dawn Ellinwood 109 S. Acacia Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075 858-792-5959 Built on a foundation of community, passion, contribution and strength, Ubuntu Hair Studio will shift the way consumers purchase beauty products and services.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS ABSOLUTELY SMOKE FREE – 1 HOUR Dr. Ginger Marable, PhD, CHt Offices in North San Diego County 760-420-2279

Want to quit smoking in about an hour? Our advanced, personalized hypnotherapy system has a 95% success rate and lifetime guarantee. Call now for a free consultation.



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All-inclusive luxury resort located in beautiful Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The ultimate transformation vacation featuring life transformation by Michael Beckwith, Prana Vinyasa Yoga by Shiva Rea, plant medicine ceremonies, farm-to-table organic food, volcanic mud baths, massages, and so much more.

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE CHARI CENTER OF HEALTH Dr. Roopa Chari, M.D. Deepak Chari, M.S. 760-230-2711

Holistic medical doctor and biofeedback specialist focus on weight loss, hormone balance and fast relief of stress and anxiety. Natural remedies with advanced biofeedback technologies.


630-210-8688, 312-502-1539 Specializing in intuitive counsel and psychic work including Akashic records, card readings, connection with loved ones, home and business readings/clearings, energy healing, personal mentoring and angel work with children. Working with individuals that have health concerns, mental stress and/or want to find clarity with their life situations.


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Del Mar: 2600 Via De La Valle, Ste. 100 858-436-9800 LaJolla: 8825 Villa La Jolla Dr. 858-642-6700 Hillcrest: 711 University Ave., San Diego 619-294-2800


The Friends In Business Network 760-613-6412 Free Monthly Mixers. Free Admission Food and Drink. Join and RSVP at TFIBN. com. Vendor Spaces $99 cash or ITEX. Call Art Kaliel at 760-613-6412.


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NATURAL GROCERY STORE Jimbo’s...Naturally! 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad 760-334-7755

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Genuine Skincare Products Laura Lisauskas, Owner/Maker Local, non-toxic, cruelty free, small batch artisan skincare made with the finest botanical ingredients and essential oils. Choose from extensive collection of oil serums, cleansers, toners, creams, lotions, masks and scrubs and upgrade your routine today!


Charlene Handel 5650 El Camino Real, Ste. 230 Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-438-4600 Want incredible looking skin without using toxic injections or surgical procedures? Skin Fitness uses natural remedies based on kinesiological testing. Call today for your appointment.

Judy Ann Foster 760-703-9941 • Women empowering women in friendship and business. Monthly luncheon, networking, table displays, vendors, introductions, announcements, shoutouts, speakers, door prize drawings & gifts.


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PHYSICIANS E STREET EYES 128 West E Street Encinitas, CA 760-931-1390

Medical eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lenses, optical quality sunglasses, non-surgical LASIK program. We offer traditional eye health evaluations as well as nutritional counseling that supports healthy vision.

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DIANA HOPPE, MD OBGYN Women’s Health for Life 760-635-5600


Feeling tired? Having Hot Flashes? Battling Brain Fog? Most women silently suffer because they don’t understand what’s going on with their body. Call today.


Licensed Naturopathic Doctor 760-533-2883 I am here to offer you the best care combining research and evidence-based medicine. I want you to feel cared for, to be heard and to live in happiness.


Locally fresh produce & food delivery 760-560-3867 Shop our farmers’ market from home! Choose from a wide variety of produce and foods from our online farmers market. Daily Harvest’s longstanding relationships with many of the best organic farms in our community allows us to bring fresh, clean produce rich in vitamins and minerals straight to your door.

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Brianna’s Handmade Soaps are made in small batches, are vegan and free of synthetic ingredients. Organic oils and plant based ingredients provide moisture, rich lather and cleansing strength.


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Lotus Cafe is dedicated to serving fresh, natural, healthy food at affordable prices, prepared with love, simplicity, and a joyful heart. Our ingredients are sourced with care and are always natural.


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Do you suffer from stress, anxiety, body aches or chronic pain? Combining sound therapy modalities like tuning forks and singing bowls with massage, myofacial release and trigger point can heal your body, mind and spirit.


Make life a treat. 26 flavors baked fresh daily, including vegan, gluten-less and sugar-free. Seasonal treats and catering, special events and custom orders.


La Jolla Shores Beach 858-454-8273 • Learn to surf and paddleboard at the #1 school, with 20 years of sharing the stoke. We are honored to teach all ages from 5 to 95.

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June articles include: Hybrid Vehicles Update plus Natural Remedies for Pain, Prevent and Ease Shingles and so much more!

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760-814-1293 Wholistic retail shop offering natural products and services to maintain a self-healing lifestyle, i.e. supplements, meditation tools, hemp CBD, beauty products and more.




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