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Stepping Up Home Energy Savings by Brita Belli


A Conversation with Baron Baptiste Everyday life lessons from yoga

by Ellen Mahoney


Green Living: The Power of Permaculture by John D. Ivanko


Yin & Tonic: Waiting for the Light to Change by Melody Murphy


Green Chic: Earth-Friendly, Feel-Good Fabrics by S. Alison Chabonais


Gluten: Trust Your Gut Scientists confirm widespread sensitivity

by Claire O’Neil


Gluten-Free Baking: Safe-to-Eat Flours by Claire O’Neil


HeartMath emWave 2 by James Lemire, M.D.


Hummus Yummus by Clark Dougherty


Still Have Thyroid Symptoms but Normal Labs? by Dr. Michael Badanek, DC, BS, CNS


Detoxifying Safely by Dr. Paula Koger, RN, MA, DOM


One Breath, One World: 11/11/11 by Renee Speir


Principles and Process of Personal Coaching by David Wolf, Ph.D.


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NewsBriefs Downtown Festival & Art Show


or the first time, the Downtown Festival & Art Show has ranked among the top 20 art festivals in the nation in Sunshine Artist magazine’s “200 Best” list. The festival, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, now boasts a #16 ranking, making the Downtown Festival & Art Show the third-highest ranked festival in the state of Florida. Out of nearly 1,000 major art and craft festivals across the nation, the Downtown Festival & Art Show stands out as one of the most profitable for attending artists. To create the list, Sunshine Artist analyzes thousands of ballots from artists who record the amount of money they earn at the festivals they attend. Shows receive points based on these earnings, and the ones with the most points gain the top spots in the rankings. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13, from 10 am to 5 pm. More than 100,000 visitors are expected to attend this nationally recognized event featuring 250 talented artists showcasing oils, watercolors, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, and photography. Live entertainment, delicious food, and an Imagination Station for children help make the Downtown Festival & Art Show Gainesville’s premier fall festival. This event is presented by the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs. Visit www. or call 352-334-ARTS.

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n order to live the life of power and purpose we are all meant to, it is becoming increasingly important that we create some level of mastery in the communication and interpersonal skills arenas. The Satvatove Institute offers expert training in these areas, having assisted thousands of people to transform and live fully conscious lives. Satvatove will be holding its globally acclaimed Foundational Seminar in Gainesville, FL October 21-23. This course will be conducted by Dr. David Wolf, founder of the Institute and author of Relationships that Work: The Power of Conscious Living. Participants will learn empowered communication skills including empathic listening, conflict resolution, teamwork, and assertiveness.   Attendees will leave the seminar with a set of tools that can be immediately implemented for transforming relationships at work, in business, with family, and in personal life. Former participants regularly report that the Foundational Seminar dramatically impacted their lives in the areas of career, relationships, personal growth, and spiritual inspiration.   To learn more about the Satvatove Institute, or to


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Natural Foods Gala


n Saturday, October 15, Crones Cradle Conserve will host its annual autumn Natural Foods Gala from 9 am-3 pm. Admission for the full day is $1/person and includes live music, garden and greenhouse tours, and a tractor ride from the parking area to the heart of the farm. Tickets will be available for $1 each for generous portions of foods made with organic ingredients including vegetables, herbs, fruits, grass-fed beef, alligator, sweets, and more. Free recipe cards will be offered along with exciting tips for preparing organic foods. Guest chefs, raw food experts, and gourmet cooks will be present to demonstrate and share. Crones Cradle Conserve is located at 6411 N.E. 217th Place in Citra, 6.4 miles east of Hwy. 301 on Hwy 318. For more information, call 352-595-3377, email, or visit The farm is a smoke-free, pet-free, and card-free facility (cash and checks only).

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HealthBriefs Children at Risk for Eating Disorders


he obesity rate among youngsters has nearly tripled during the last three decades and given rise to another worrisome trend: Children as young as 10 are making themselves vomit in order to lose weight, reports a new Taiwanese study of 15,716 school pupils, published online by the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Thirteen percent of the girls and boys that took part in the Asian research admitted they made themselves sick to lose weight. Unfortunately, studies in the U.S. show similar trends. According to The Eating Disorder Foundation, 46 percent of 10-year-old girls are dieting, have a fear of fatness or are binge eating, and 27 percent of girls ages 12 through 18 show significant eating disorder symptoms. Such findings have prompted researchers to warn that self-induced vomiting is an early sign of eating disorders and serious psychological problems. The researchers believe eating disorders can be successfully tackled by ensuring that children get enough sleep, eat breakfast every day, consume less fried food and fewer nighttime snacks, and spend less time in front of a computer screen. Source: Wiley-Blackwell


The Write Stuff Eases Anxiety


tudents can combat test anxiety and post better results by writing about their worries just before taking an exam, according to a recent University of Chicago study published in the journal Science. Those prone to testing jitters improved their highstakes test scores by nearly one grade point after they were given 10 minutes beforehand to write about what was causing their fears. Sian Beilock, an associate professor in psychology and the study’s senior author, is one of the nation’s leading experts on the phenomenon of “choking under pressure,” instances in which talented people perform below their skill level when presented with a particularly challenging experience. She explains that feeling under pressure can deplete a part of the brain’s processing power known as working memory, a sort of mental scratch pad that allows us to retrieve and use information relevant to the task at hand. The writing exercise allowed students to unload their anxieties before taking the test and freed up the needed brainpower to complete it with greater success. Beilock adds, “We think this type of writing will help people perform their best in a variety of pressure-filled situations, whether it is a big presentation to a client, a speech to an audience or even a job interview.”

Better Bones for Kids with Celiac Disease


eliac disease (CD) is an inherited intestinal disorder characterized by a lifelong intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and other grains. Although it can occur at any age, CD most commonly afflicts children ages 9 to 24 months, and one of its common complications is metabolic bone disease. Reduced bone mineral density can lead to the inability to develop optimal bone mass in children and the loss of bone in adults, increasing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures. A recent article in the journal Nutrition Reviews stated that a gluten-free diet promotes a rapid increase in bone mineral density and leads to complete recovery of bone mineralization in children. If a CD diagnosis and treatment is established before puberty, children may attain normal peak bone mass, which can prevent osteoporosis in later life. Calcium and Vitamin D-3 further appear to increase the bone mineral density of children and adolescents. A gluten-free diet also improves, though rarely normalizes, bone mineral density in adults with CD. “Our findings reinforce the importance of a strict gluten-free diet, which remains the only scientific proven treatment for CD to date,” the authors conclude. “Early diagnosis and therapy are critical.” Source: Wiley-Blackwell. See p.20-21 for more on gluten.

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GlobalBriefs Gas Savings Six Tips to Going Car-Free


eptember 22 is World Car-Free Day, and people all over the world are pledging to ditch their cars and travel by bikes or mass transit or walk. It isn’t always easy to go without a car. Some places have better options than others, and some allow more access for cyclers. Here are some tips to get started. Piggyback. Combine biking and another form of transit such as a bus or train. Many systems let bicyclists take a bike onboard. Freshen up. If walking or biking is sweaty going, pack another shirt and some deodorant before leaving home. Just allow for a few extra minutes in the restroom upon arrival. Buddy up. Riding with a car-free companion can help keep kindred spirits consistently on mission. Plan the day’s route. Online, Google Transit covers close to 55 cities nationwide and can aid in locating the most direct bus and train routes in a given area. Yahoo Maps, Google Earth, and others also are available on most smart phones. Map it out. Use local or online maps to find the safest, most comfortable roads for walking or biking. There might be neighborhood roads with a lot less traffic that run parallel to major roads. Watch the weather. If rain is in the forecast, grab a slicker or umbrella and choose water-resistant boots before departing; roll up and tuck in long pants. Source: Adapted from, at

Conservation Matures WWF Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Hope


orld Wildlife Fund is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year by posting a progressive step of environmental awareness and action on its website each week. Collectively titled 50 Reasons for Hope, they demonstrate that conservation makes a real difference and that, working together, we can protect the future of our planet. By the end of the year, the 50 Reasons for Hope will give a broad, rich and playful understanding of WWF and a hopeful vision for the future—a vision that everyone can help make a reality. Visit

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Step Two: The Middle Road n Install a programmable thermostat. n Get a Cool-N-Save attachment for household air conditioners—a valve and mister system that activates when the A/C is on to drop temperatures around each unit by as much as 30 degrees (not recommended for mineralized well water). n Add insulation to drafty walls, ceilings, basements and even foundations. n Install new double- or triple-paned windows. n Add blinds or other window treat ments to help retain heat in winter and block it in the summer.




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reen guru Ed Begley, Jr. likes to break down saving energy and reducing waste at home into doable steps that help us get the most out of our homes, so that we not only learn to live efficiently, but learn to love doing so. The how-to advice in his books comes packed with personal anecdotes and insights; it’s like a friend explaining the basics, as opposed to a know-it-all. Almost any energy-saving journey, Begley notes, begins with a green home audit. The one he had conducted for his home cost $1,000 because it was very thorough; basic audits cost $100 to $175 per hour. But, he’s convinced it was well worth it, because the auditor found many places where Begley could make simple minor adjustments to potentially save hundreds of dollars a year. What’s more, he advises, “A good green home audit will

n Purchase a new, energy-efficient dishwasher, refrigerator and other appliances.

help you prioritize bigger changes, so you spend your money wisely.” Here’s how to move up the energy-saving ladder, one step at a time. Step One: The Low-Hanging Fruit n Switch from incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent models. n Turn off lights and fans when leaving a room. n Change air filters. n Take shorter showers. n Turn off the faucet while shaving and brushing teeth. n Plug in power strips and use them to fully turn off electronics when not in use. n Recycle everything possible and compost all organic matter, from vegetable cuttings to coffee grounds.

n Purchase and install a solar hot water system or tankless water heater; at minimum, install a timer to avoid wasteful heating of water 24/7 (a thermal blanket can help, too). n When updating a standard HVAC system, consider the value of switching to a heat pump model. n If building a new residence or looking to upgrade an outdated heating/cooling system (particularly for larger homes), opt for a geother mal heat pump, which uses 25 to 50 percent less energy than a traditional heating and cooling system. n Evaluate the home’s solar potential and install solar photovoltaic panels on the roof. n Consider a home’s wind energy potential and install a home wind turbine. Primary Source: Ed Begley, Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living

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necting with the body, which we consider to be an anchor for the mind. For example, when an individual who lives largely in their head is asked to connect with their breath, foot or leg while holding a yoga pose, they immediately come into the present moment. This is a strong tool to take off the mat and into everyday life. When we take the time to connect again and again throughout the day to our breath or to our body, we are drawn away from the mental concepts and imaginings of the mind and back to our center. This simple act empowers us in all situations and in our relationships.

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YOGA A Conversation with Baron Baptiste by Ellen Mahoney


or 20 years, Baron Baptiste, founder of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, has served as an inspirational yoga teacher, author and leader in the realm of personal transformation. He has influenced the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world and across cultures. Here, he comments on yoga’s life-changing benefits. What is Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga? Baptiste yoga focuses on what creates results for people on the physical, mental and emotional levels, so that they can feel more empowered and at ease in their everyday lives. I developed this style of power yoga over many years of working with men, women and youths. It adapts to an individual’s level of ability and encourages students to integrate universal timeless and spiritual principles into their daily lives. Why should yoga students feel part of a global community? Yoga means union, and is practiced


throughout the world, regardless of language or cultural barriers; in a sense, we are all connected via our humanity. Just as with the effects of the universal language of music, people feel the rhythm and power of yoga in their bodies. How has yoga helped you? Yoga is an anchor in my life. It’s hard to imagine what life would be like without yoga. Physically, it’s always been there for me from childhood. In my teens and early 20s, I surfed and participated in martial arts competitions. Yoga not only gave me a background for all the sports I participated in, it provided a platform for my athletic training and helped heal and rebuild my body after injuries. In my 30s, and now my 40s, yoga has been my pillar as I enter new phases of life. In challenging times, yoga has been like a friend that helped me work through stress and emotions. It’s a tool that continues to help me find peace and freedom, as well as personal power.

How have yoga disciplines bettered relationships within your family? The true effectiveness of yoga shows when we take our practice into life situations. I have three sons, ages 17, 14 and 10. Teenagers communicate on a different level because they are trying to make their own way in the world and find their sense of self; I now find myself interacting with my two older sons on a new level. When they were younger, I called the shots, but now they want to do that, which results in a back-and-forth dance of communication. When I am practicing yoga, I find that instead of reacting to their challenges from a position of control,

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I am centered, calm and less reactive. Rather than giving them something to rebel against, I am able to respond more consciously. Overall, when I am centered and grounded in my body and breathing, I’m not in my head, intellectualizing about what is happening. Rather, I’m connected with my heart center. Immediately, my perception shifts from thoughts of the past or future into the present, which is the best place to be, because I’m with “what is, as is,” and I can respond from a place of compassion. I like that I feel more complete when I’m engaged with my children.

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. ~John Lennon

What advice do you give someone who wants to begin a yoga practice? An all-day immersion experience is a great way to start. Then, practicing yoga daily for at least 20 to 30 minutes is better than practicing for one hour three times a week. Regular yoga practice has cumulative results: The body changes and becomes stronger, deals better with stress and benefits from enhanced energy flows; practitioners enjoy an overall feeling of well-being and a sense of ease within their own body. For more information, visit http:// Photo, below left, from 2004 tour for his book, “My Daddy Is a Pretzel.”

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THE POWER OF PERMACULTURE Care for People, Sustain the Planet, Share the Surplus by John D. Ivanko

Permaculture is often considered a societal revolution disguised as gardening. It shows up in urban hamlets, suburban neighborhoods and rural farmyards. Be they large or small, the diverse flora and fauna in these Gardens of Eden gush with life.


he ideas and ethics of permaculture are simple: Everything revolves around caring for people and the planet, while sharing the surplus. A term coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970s, permaculture melds the needs of human habitation and horticulture, creating viable integrated designs based on natural ecological systems, in which what’s produced by one element of the system becomes the input for another. “It’s about design and relationships,” explains Bill Wilson, co-founder of Midwest Permaculture, with his wife Becky. “Permaculture is larger than gardening. It’s a creative and artful way of living where people and nature are both preserved and enhanced by thoughtful planning and the careful use of resources. Practices mimic


patterns found in nature. Principles reflect a respectful approach to life. Embraced, these attributes create an environment of diversity, stability and resilience, where all may thrive for untold generations.”

Self-Sufficient Systems Permaculture is widely adaptable to suit local climates, soils and geographies, and can scale to any size location that can sustain life. Because nature fosters no waste, permaculture-inspired gardens recycle or reuse all nutrients and energy sources; this approach regenerates natural systems, while boosting the self-sufficiency of human settlements and reducing the need for industrial production systems that rely on polluting energy sources. Plants are selected and planted according to the way they help one

another. Animals also play key roles in garden sustainability. Free-range chickens, for example, can help fertilize and work up the soil and control insect pests, while providing nutrient-packed eggs; humans, meanwhile, provide shelter, security, a water source, and supplemental food. Surplus produced in these gardens is freely shared. “Many permaculturists are concerned about their relationships with others—all others—and the planet,” says Wilson. “We believe it is possible to redesign our lives to provide an abundance of food, fiber, energy and shelter for every person on this planet, while dramatically improving overall quality of life.” He notes that only 20 percent of the permaculture process is about growing food. “Permaculture is the big picture,” agrees Heather Lanier, who has developed a plan for Hill of the Hawk Farm in Big Sur, California. “It’s about how relationships are built and how these relationships help care for one another in the circle of life.” At her farm, the staff are transforming abandoned chicken coops into living spaces and artist studios, and planting a forest garden that will provide shade and fresh fruit, while attracting beneficial insects. Chickens and ducks meander around a series of ponds that collect water in preparation for the region’s long dry season. Just down the road, the Esalen Insti-


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he power of permaculture rests in its easy-to-understand foundations. Understanding them and our relationship to Earth’s ecology is where the work begins.

n Take cues from nature: The goal of permaculture is to mimic a natural landscape, and to make it more productive for human needs, as well. n Put up your own food; preserving a

garden’s harvest is like capturing sunlight.

Permaculture is for any size property, including an apartment, and for any climate ... any place. tute offers educational workshops, which Lanier’s staff have attended. An instructor there also helped complete the permaculture plan for Lanier’s property.

n Grow perennials that produce food; plant an edible landscape, not a lawn. n Use less energy, feed the soil, and harvest rainwater. n Enable the surplus of one design element to supply the need of another: Garden scraps feed chickens, which produce manure, which makes

compost to nourish the garden. n Strive for self-reliance and resiliency, not self-sufficiency, and engage with the community; permaculture is an integrated system. n Avoid big and fast solutions that can have unintended consequences; make the least change necessary and see if it works. As E.F. Schumacher famously stated: “Small is beautiful.” n There’s strength in diversity; value it

by avoiding a monoculture of anything. n Remember that living on the edge can be a very productive place; not all good ideas come from the mainstream.

Source: Karl J. Schmidt, founder and owner of Glacial Lakes Permaculture, created this summary, adapted from the principles originated by permaculture pioneer David Holmgren, an ecological design engineer.

Place-Based Living Permaculture is equally appropriate for the urban and suburban areas where most Americans now live, says Wilson. “It’s for any size property, including an apartment, and for any climate ... any place.” He and other permaculture enthusiasts maintain that, “With more and larger settings, together we can have a great positive effect on the total environment.” When it comes to the potential for rural areas, “We can harvest a far greater amount of resources than we do now—water, sun, carbon dioxide and wind—and greatly improve productivity, while improving the overall quality of the region.” However, he quickly clarifies: “One can be very successful in small spaces, too.” John D. Ivanko is the co-author of Rural Renaissance, describing Inn Serendipity’s journey toward sustainability (, based in part on permaculture and onsite generation of wind and solar power.

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Waiting for the Light to Change


believe fall is going to come upon us early this year. At the beginning of last month I noticed that the sycamores had already turned September bronze, the precise shade of a scuppernong. So had the mulberry tree at my back door, the leaves of which are rapidly illuminating into gold. I saw a cypress that had begun to flame into fiery hues, and berries are heavy on the dogwoods. These days, autumn arrives in stores long before nature knows it’s here. Halloween decorations are on the shelves in August, and so are soaps and candles in glorious fall fragrances. The whole world smells fabulous in fall. I have a dear friend who adores autumn more than any other season. She gets terrifically excited each year when fall arrives. Her favorite song is “Autumn in New York,” not because of the Big Apple, to which she has never been, but because it has “autumn” in the title. I text or call her every year as soon as I see that the fall fragrance line has arrived in one of our favorite bathand-body shops, and we stock up on products meant to evoke such scents as “Spiced Harvest Pumpkin-CaramelHazelnut Latte” or “Mulled CranberryClove and Cinnamon-Pear Cider Brewed Over a Bonfire in A Haunted New England Apple Orchard.” She also gets terrifically excited when such literal drinks hit the counters of certain trendy and overpriced (though some say well worth it at this time of year) coffee shops. She stalks our favorite grocery store for cinnamon brooms; I stake out the freezer case with another dear friend of ours for the debut of pumpkin


ice cream. We all have our favorite fall treats we giddily await each year, and they seem to arrive in stores ever earlier. Not that we mind. Continuing the parade of early arrivals: In August I also spotted candy corn, in what sounds like a wonderful new flavor of caramel apple, and

received an invitation to a Halloween party. There’s been excited talk of football season since we were deep in the dog days of summer. People are definitely ready to welcome the whirlwind of fall festivals and events, and perhaps most of all the cooler weather. Here in Florida, perhaps the best indicator of fall’s arrival, even more than leaves on trees and merchandise on store shelves, is when the light changes. This comes before the first breath of autumnal chill in the air. It happens sometime in September, and is best observed in late afternoon, around four or five o’clock. Summer sunshine is bright and white-hot and merciless. In autumn, it becomes a gentler light, softening and deepening into gold. Autumn sunlight is honey-hued, caramel-colored, like light shining through rows of clear

by Melody Murphy glass jugs of apple cider at a roadside stand on a country lane. People often mellow like good sweet cider as they grow older; so does the year, and so does the light. As afternoon fades into evening and the sun sets, autumn light becomes rose-gold, the color of pink champagne, tinged with copper at the edges like a fire opal. Everything it touches becomes more beautiful. It really is like looking at the world through rose-colored glasses. Even the harvest moon, which is usually in September, is a warmer color than usual: a soft, pale gold or a rich golden-orange, like a glowing pumpkin in the sky, instead of its usual luminous silvery-white. It’s as if the moon reflects by night the sun’s mellower light by day. The color of the light isn’t the only change. Sunlight slants through the trees at a different angle on autumn afternoons. It’s less direct, more gentle, like an older and wiser person who has learned the importance of being kinder and less critical. The soft warm sunshine and the chilly air temper each other perfectly. So much about September is that same rich, pure gold touched with bronze: the sunlight, scuppernongs and sycamore leaves, mulberry trees, and the harvest moon. Golden raintrees and schoolbuses are everywhere, the same vivid hue as a sunflower or a brand-new No. 2 pencil. September smells like a Golden Delicious apple: crisp and fresh as a new beginning, sweet and mellow as the season it heralds.

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All that gold is often in dramatic contrast with the grey of foggy fall mornings, the curling woodsmoke from afternoon bonfires, evening shadows coming ever earlier, and a frequent backdrop of ominous deep grey skies with brewing storms we fervently hope won’t turn into hurricanes. If we can just get through September without one... is a constant thought on all our minds. It’s possible that we could get hit with a hurricane in October, but it isn’t probable. History is comforting in that respect. September is an elegiac time. It’s full of hellos and goodbyes, endings and beginnings, melancholy tinged with excitement. Summer ends, school begins. We bid farewell to summer and warmly welcome the cooler days of autumn, eagerly looking forward to the first cool front and the end of hurricane season. As the year wanes, we get busier. We become as brisk as the air. Back to school, back to work. New seasons

to kick off, from football to theatre to the social whirl of parties and celebrations. An abundant harvest of holidays and fall festivals. September is a woman in her golden years, enjoying a flurry of activity as she settles comfortably into the autumn of her own life and reaps its harvest. September is a time for starting over. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is often in September. Its traditions and symbols include honey and apples—echoes of September’s gold, life’s harvest, new beginnings, back to school. The whole back-to-school bit holds no charms of nostalgia for me. I am glad to be done with school. But I am never done with learning. And life is full of lessons to be learned, everywhere and in all seasons, if only you look. Autumn’s harvest is more than apples and pumpkins up north. It’s the wisdom and kindness you acquire as you age, as well as your life’s harvest of loved ones. Maybe old friends are

said to be gold because, like autumn sunshine and the harvest moon, they illuminate our lives with the warm and mellow light that only follows the passage of time and seasons. They’re wise enough to know us well, and kind enough not to mind. September has many lessons to teach us, gently and wisely, in a schoolroom lit by softer, warmer light. I think the light itself is the main lesson: When you illuminate the world around you a little more kindly, everything looks lovelier. If sunlight and apple cider both mellow and improve with age, shouldn’t we all? No matter how old you are, or how long you’ve been out of school, it’s never too late for a new beginning. So shine on, harvest moon and September sunlight. An apple for life’s teachers, and a sparkling-cider toast to all that’s golden and good. Melody Murphy can be contacted at

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nnovation is shaping every facet of the eco-fashion industry—from organic crop standards, energy-efficient production, local sourcing, community reinvesting and fair trade, to the recycling of excess fabric and other materials and repurposing used garments. Yet, half of all textile fibers still come from conventional cotton, which soaks up a quarter of all agrochemicals and insecticides sprayed on the planet, reports Paul Hawken in Natural Capitalism – Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. Cotton also requires 2,600 gallons of water for every pound grown. Other natural fabric plant fibers are much less resource-intensive. Here are some clues about what to look for. BAMBOO: This versatile and selfreplenishing grass yields a luxuriously soft fabric. Bamboo is an alternative to petroleum-based nylons and polyesters; it can be produced mechanically to yield a linen-like material or produced as rayon. HEMP: A somewhat coarser plant, hemp is best when blended with other fibers, like cotton and silk. JUSI and PIÑA: Jusi comes from banana silk. Piña is made from pineapple leaves. Both textiles originated in the Philippines.


Eco-friendly animal fibers include alpaca, angora (cut from longhaired rabbits), cashmere (verify goat farm policies), chitin (from crustacean shells), felt, i-Merino (i indicates the sustainable version of sheep’s wool), milk blends, mohair (Angora goat) and o-wool (organic fibers from various fourlegged animals). KENAF: From hibiscus grown in Asia and Africa, kenaf blends well with other fibers. It feels similar to hemp or jute. LINEN: A classic material derived from the flax plant, linen won’t stick to skin and dries quickly. LYOCELL: Includes a range of soft fabrics comprised of cellulose fibers, but is still subjected to chemical processing such as bleaching. It has cotton-like characteristics. Also known as Tencel, seacell (using seaweed) or modal (from beechwood pulp). ORGANIC COTTON: U.S. organic cotton planting was up 12 percent in 2010 over 2009, from 10,521 to 11,827 acres, according to

the Organic Trade Association. Farmers project an increase of 1,513 acres over the next five years, depending on demand. RAMIE: Made from a flowering, woody plant in the nettle family, the fibrous texture feels softest when blended with organic cotton or wool. It has linen-like characteristics, such as durability. RECYCLED POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PET): Gives new purpose to used plastic bottles or old polyester clothing. Appears in fleecelike fabrics and is also reincarnated in the soles of shoes. SILK: Silk delivers elegant effects when used alone or combined with other fibers. This durable protein fiber is obtained from the cocoons of silkworms, harvested before the caterpillar metamorphoses into a moth. Wild silk, also known as peace silk, waits for the silkworm to emerge alive. Note: Not all silk organza is silk; some is made from synthetics. Logos to look for include Biological Agriculture Systems in Cotton’s (BASIC) Cleaner Cotton, Carbon Neutral Clothing (CNC) and Agriculture Biologique (AB), as well as Loop brand textiles. A 1% for the Planet certification denotes a company that gives a percent of their sales to environmental causes. Primary source: Style, Naturally, by Summer Rayne Oakes

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Gluten: Trust Your Gut Scientists Confirm Widespread Sensitivity by Claire O’Neil


alk through the gluten-free product aisles at the grocery or health food store and many people might wonder: “Is this a food fad? Who has a problem with gluten?” As it turns out, more people have gluten sensitivity than physicians and researchers previously thought. A study at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Celiac Research estimates that 6 percent of the U.S. population, or more than 18 million individuals, have some sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. Research published online by BMC Medicine and this year provides the first scientific evidence of what many people allergic to gluten already know: While gluten sensitivity presents less serious negative health effects than celiac disease, its host of symptoms can become problematic. An earlier study in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics concluded that for dealing with both wheat allergies and celiac disease, the dietary avoidance of gluten-containing grains is the only effective treatment.

Case in Point Carol Mahaffey, an attorney in Columbus, Ohio, was experiencing


intermittent joint pain and what she calls “living in a fog” in the summer of 2009. Because she had read that joint pain can sometimes be caused by gluten sensitivity, she decided to eliminate gluten from her diet. Although her new regimen didn’t relieve the joint pain—she was later professionally diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis—she found that after four to five weeks, she looked and felt better overall. “I was losing weight, my digestive system was better, and I found it easier to mentally focus. Somebody at work also happened to mention that I didn’t sniffle anymore,” she relates. Although Mahaffey’s blood tests were negative for celiac disease, she had all the signs that she is glutensensitive. “Imagine degrees of gluten ingestion along a spectrum,” says Dr. Alessio Fasano, a professor of pediatrics, medicine, and physiology, and director of the Center for Celiac Research. “At

one end, you have people with celiac disease, who cannot tolerate one crumb of gluten in their diet. At the other, you have the lucky people who can eat pizza, beer, pasta, and cookies—with no ill effects whatsoever. In the middle, there is this murky area of those with gluten reactions, including gluten sensitivity,” says Fasano, who led the new study. “This is where we are looking for answers on how to best diagnose and treat this recently identified group of gluten-sensitive individuals.” Until more definitive answers come to light, those who suspect they might have an issue with gluten can try going gluten-free for a period of time, as Mahaffey did. “I had to become a label reader,” she advises, “because even things like bottled soy sauce can contain gluten.” She buys baked goods at a local gluten-free bakery, still enjoys wine with gluten-free snacks, uses gluten-free dough to make her own pizza at home, and has become a fan of risotto. For people on a similar path, the feel-good benefits of a gluten-free diet can more than make up for some of the inconveniences. “You just make it work,” says Mahaffey. On a recent gettogether with longtime college friends at a chalet in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Mahaffey brought her own snacks and breakfast foods, asked questions about the menu when they went out to dinner, and ended up having a great, gluten-free time.

Shopping When it comes to buying glutenfree food, always be sure to check the label for additives. Even flavored teas and coffees can contain gluten. Along with choosing products that are gluten-free, it’s also a good idea to look for organic and minimally processed foods. Sorghum syrup, for example, makes a good sweetener Avoid malt vinegar and beer. Claire O’Neil is a freelance writer in Kansas City, MO.

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BAKING The Scoop on Safe-to-Eat Flours by Claire O’Neil


“Everyone should have food delicious enough to celebrate.”

flour for waffles, rice flour for cake batter, or buckwheat flour for pancakes. Other baking recipes require an assortment of gluten-free flours. Different types can combine to resemble the taste, color, and texture of wheat flour, for example. Most gluten-free flour blends use rice flour as a base, with potato starch, tapioca flour, corn flour, and/or cornstarch added for softness. Other flours, such as buckwheat, chickpea (garbanzo bean), millet, and sorghum, can improve flavor, color and texture. Xanthan gum, an additive made from corn, typically provides structure for yeast dough made with gluten-free flour. Eggs, vinegar, sweeteners, and applesauce or pumpkin purée soften and round out the flavor of the dough. Gluten-free flours, flour blends, and xanthan gum most often appear in the specialty baking section of a grocery or health food store; brands include Bob’s Red Mill and King Arthur Flour. Using alternative flours, homemade treats can remain a delicious part of gluten-free living.

crust, crumbliness and luten, the protein in interior structure of wheat and baked goods typically other cereal grains made with wheat flour such as barley and takes a bit of experirye, can be a problem mentation when using ~ Pamela Giusto-Sorrells, for those with celiac gluten-free ingredifounder, Pamela’s Products disease or sensitivity ents. Sometimes just ( to gluten. Preparing one type of flour will food for a gluten-free work, such as almond diet requires experimenting with new ingredients such as alternative flours, and becoming a label reader, says Tina Turbin, an advocate for gluten-free living at Flour Color Flavor Fresh fruits, most dairy products, eggs, fresh vegetables, meats, fish, and Almond Ivory Sweet and mild poultry are already gluten-free. The Amaranth Pale yellow Mild challenge is trying to make pancakes or pizza, or other recipes that normally Buckwheat Medium brown Strong call for wheat flour. Chestnut Pale brown Strong With an estimated 18 million Americans sensitive to gluten in their Chickpea Tan Strong diet and 3 million more diagnosed White Very mild Corn with celiac disease, according to the University of Maryland Center for Fava bean Very pale green Mild Celiac Research, food producers have Millet Pale yellow Mild finally begun to address the need. Gluten-free cereals and pastas, breads, Quinoa Beige Medium flours and baking mixes, cakes and Rice flour (white or brown) Beige Mild cookies, snacks, and frozen confections are now available in greater Sorghum (milo) Beige Mild quantities—and in much better-tasting Soy Pale yellow Like bean sprouts versions—than just a few years ago. New gluten-free products, such as Tapioca White Very mild sorghum flour and specially formulated Teff Medium brown Earthy baking mixes, can also help home cooks revamp recipes for family favorites. Source: Adapted from The Artisan Bread Machine, by Judith Fertig (Robert Rose). However, trying to approximate the

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September 2011


HeartMath emWave 2

by Dr. James Lemire, M.D.


eartMath emWave 2 is a measure of neurocardiac function that reflects heart-and-brain interactions and autonomic nervous system dynamics. The quality of our thoughts and emotions affect the heart’s electromagnetic field, which energetically affects those in our environment—whether we are conscious of it or not. We do affect each other’s moods, attitudes, and feelings. This is called Heart Rate Variability (HRV). The amount of HRV is related to our age; younger individuals have higher levels of HRV than older people. Abnormally low HRV is a strong and independent predictor of future health problems. HRV is an important indicator of both physiological resiliency and behavioral flexibility, reflecting the individual’s capacity to adapt effectively to stress. Low HRV is associated with behavior problems, difficulties with emotion regulation, depression, and generalized anxiety. Additionally, low HRV reflects the effects of depletion on the autonomic nervous system and is associated with congestive heart failure, diabetes,

hypertension, weight gain, anger, eating disorders, anxiety, arrhythmias, asthma, fibromyalgia, metabolic syndrome, ADD/ADHD, depression, PTSD, sleep disorders, burn-out, and fatigue, among many other conditions. High HRV is connected with increased caring, contentment, gratitude, peacefulness, drug and alcohol treatment, peacefulness, vitality, and joy. It also assists with hormonal balance. Heart Rate Variability, especially HRV-Coherence (harmony), can actually be manipulated in order to produce improvements in cognitive functions. Heart rhythms directly impact physical and mental performance. The heart has its own complex nervous system—the “heart brain.” The heart sends far more information to the brain than the brain sends to the heart. Psychologically, coherence is experienced as a calm, balanced, yet energized and responsive state that is conducive to everyday functioning and interaction, including the performance of tasks requiring mental acuity, focus, problem-solving, decision-making, and physical activity and coordination.

Studies Several studies have been conducted on HeartMath and HRV, including the following: ■ Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Employees (HP). 20% reduction in diastolic and systolic blood pressure. ■ Diabetes (LifeScan division of J&J). 30% increase in quality of life metrics; 1.1% reduction in HbA 1c in Type 2 diabetes (1% HbA 1c reduction = 35% reduction in microvascular damage). ■ Congestive Heart Failure (Stanford Hospital). Patients demonstrated significant improvements including in functional capacity and significant reductions in stress and depression. ■ Heart Arrhythmias (Kaiser Permanente). 75% of the patients had significantly fewer episodes of atrial fibrillation and 20% were able to stop medication altogether. ■ Asthma (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School). More than 50% of patients experienced a decrease in airway impedance, symptom severity, and medication consumption. Conclusion The focus of the HeartMath training tools is to assist the heart into a shift which results in a state of positive emotions. This shift allows the heart to maintain this state of coherence naturally. With practice, most people become able to shift into coherence by directly activating a positive emotion or the memory of a happy experience. Excerpts from Institute for Functional Medi-cine. For further information visit or call 352-2919459.


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Hummus Yummus by Clark Dougherty


ealthy Herbed Hummus Yummus. It’s diabeticfriendly, heart-friendly, even lactose-intolerant-friendly. The basic ingredients and instructions are simple. Preparation is quick, and there are a myriad of add-in potentials and toppings to alter its color, appearance, taste, and feel on the palate. This particular recipe was recently served to more than two dozen delighted guests for a “Concerts in Your Home” performance. It’s fun to make your hummus at home, and it tastes better than packaged preparations. Experiment with the possibilities and enjoy.

INGREDIENTS: 2 cans chickpeas (reserve liquid) 4 garlic cloves, peeled 1/3 cup Tahini (sesame paste) ¼ cup lemon juice 1 tbsp. lemongrass herb paste 2 tbsp. reserved chickpea liquid 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp. Thai chili garlic paste 1 tsp. sea salt Toppings: 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro and 1 tbsp. each fresh dill and tarragon In a blender, mince garlic cloves. Add chickpeas and Tahini; pulse to a blend. Add salt and liquid ingredients. Bring to a coarse puree. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl and chill for an hour. For serving, arrange finely chopped toppings separately in patterns, such as a cilantro hub and wheel with alternating dill and tarragon spokes. Serve with organic celery sticks, pita bread, organic chips, or crackers.


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Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When Your Lab Tests Are Normal? by Dr. Michael J. Badanek, DC, BS, CNS, DACBN, DCBCN, DM(P)


isorders for thyroid function are prevalent in the U.S. population and continue to increase every year; today, 50-60 million Americans suffer from thyroid conditions. Thyroid hormones (especially Synthroid) have been among the top ten most prescribed medications for decades. We are all prone to thyroid disorders and nodules as we get older. Most thyroid conditions are not diagnosed in the early stages, but lead to loss of function and quality of life. Hypothyroidism is the most common type of thyroid dysfunction, followed by hyperthyroidism, goiter, and thyroid cancer. Every cell in the body has receptor sites for thyroid hormones. Lack of ideal thyroid hormone, therefore, leads to decline in cellular function of literally all bodily systems. Incidence of Diagnosed Thyroid Disorders in the U.S. in 2001: Hypothyroidism: 1.75 million Hyperthyroidism: 275,000 Goiter: 22 million Thyroid Cancer: 15,000 Deaths due to Thyroid Cancer: 2,000 Immune System and Thyroid Function The thyroid, the central gear in the complex web of metabolism, is extremely sensitive to minor imbalances in other areas of physiology. In fact, the thyroid gland is often the first location, and sign, of an autoimmune disease. Many chronically


immune-challenged patients, suffering from illnesses such as hepatitis C, Lyme disease, inflammatory bowel disease, etc., have elevated cytokines (TNF, IFN, IL-6, etc.) and disruption of healthy thyroid physiology. Because thyroid disorders so often serve as a warning light for immune dysfunction, an astute clinician should always ask what else is going wrong, as a result and cause, when a thyroid imbalance has been identified. One study reports that up to eight percent of Americans have antibodies against their own thyroid. Thyroid antibodies are, of course, a marker for future thyroid disease. Sadly, these individuals’ thyroids are slowly destroyed year by year until finally they have lost enough of their thyroid tissue to be classified as hypothyroid. As they progressively lose thyroid tissue, they also experience decline in their basal metabolic rate and start having gradual decline in energy, mental function, gastrointestinal motility, mood, etc. Even more disheartening, when they are finally diagnosed, their treatment is limited solely to thyroid hormone replacement. Nothing is done for their autoimmune disease and they progressively decline or feel no improvement. However, if the clinical management is directed at restoring immune activity, it has the greatest promise in treating these thyroid consequences. Hormonal Effects on the Thyroid The thyroid gland is also vulnerable to imbalances of the endocrine system. Hormones such as estrogens,

progesterone, cortisol, and testosterone have a major influence on thyroid enzymes, as well as thyroid receptor site sensitivities. Many times, other endocrine imbalances are the culprit in thyroid imbalances—and restoring these imbalances has the greatest promise in supporting thyroid metabolism dysfunction. Environmental Factors The thyroid gland is vulnerable to environmental disruptors, some known and, probably, many unknown. Many of the known environmental disruptors compete with iodine uptake. These include mercury, arsenic, nitrates, pesticides, plastic compounds, and ions such as thiocyanates. These compounds may promote goiter activity and disrupt normal thyroid hormone synthesis. Environmental insults in combination with iodine deficiency, selenium deficiency, underlying immune genotypes, and phenotypes pose the greatest threat of thyroid demise. Medications that Disrupt Thyroid Thyroid physiology is vulnerable to cross-reactions with medications. Medications may decrease or increase thyroid hormone secretion, decrease absorption of hormones, and produce other harmful consequences. Unfortunately, the medications that can disrupt thyroid health are commonly prescribed. They include anti-inflammatory agents, antibiotics, anti-depressants, diabetic medications, hypertensive medications, pain medications, antacids, and cholesterollowering medications. Many of these

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medications may disrupt thyroid hormone physiology, but never be identified because they don’t necessarily cause changes in the serum TSH. Thyroid Management Today When all of the above is taken into clinical context, the astute clinician must consider these variables and the fact that the thyroid, due to is vulnerability, may have its demise promoted from other mechanisms, not always strict hypothyroidism. The thyroid disorder population is grossly underserved in both the conventional and alternative health care system in America today. The conventional system simply measures TSH and provides synthetic hormones if deemed necessary. If any other symptoms persist after a normalization of TSH, each existing symptom is then further medicated. The question of why the patient has become hypothyroid is rarely asked. Furthermore, the question of why the patient may have persistent thyroid symptoms after normalizing TSH is also rarely asked. This leads to millions of thyroid sufferers who continue to suffer. This takes place for two reasons. First, the conventional health care system has established standard-of-care guidelines that are incorporated into the expected policies of hospitals and insurance plans. Second, deviation from the standard-of-care guidelines decreases peer acceptance and increases liability for the hospital or practicing physician. The alternative health care approach to thyroid disorders is often no better. Many alternative health care providers have simplified thyroid management to such things as iodine deficiency, tyrosine deficiency, or heavy metal toxicity. Additionally, many alternative health care providers do not conduct laboratory testing and use unreliable testing procedures such as auxiliary temperature testing, iodine skin absorption, etc. Many alternative health care providers cannot see a world that exists for supporting the thyroid beyond iodine, tyrosine, and thyroid glandular, nor do they objectively measure change.

patients with all types of conditions with alternative/functional medicine, especially people with a problem or ailment which has not responded to traditional or alternative treatments. Dr. Badanek’s website is For a consultation, call 352-622-1151. Dr. Badanek will be giving two lectures about thyroid function in September: * Tuesday, September 13, 5-8pm, The Villages Public Library, Pinellas Plaza, 7375 Powell Road, #100, Wildwood. Topic: “Why do I feel so badly but my laboratory tests are normal?” This is a free seminar with a discussion of many pre-existing problems and conditions which attribute to our thyroid disorders affecting Americans today, evaluation procedures, and Alternative Complementary medical treatment protocols. * Wednesday, September 28, 3-6pm, The Belleview Public Library, 13145 Southeast Highway 484, Belleview. Topic: “Hypothyroidism and Graves Disease.” This is a free seminar with a discussion of the circumstances leading up to causes of these two particular conditions which plague 50-70 million Americans today. We will be discussing the clinical approaches in evaluation, including proper procedures in the diagnosis and clinical treatment of the conditions. RSVP by calling Nancy at Dr. Badanek’s office (352662-1151). Seating is limited.

Conclusion If you or a loved one is experiencing chronic, long-term conditions with little or no relief, consider being evaluated for these underlying chronic thyroid symptoms. Going to a trained, skilled, licensed healthcare provider is critical in the evaluation, diagnosis and care of these unknown underlying problems which are directly related to many of the long-term conditions patients’ experience. Dr. Michael Badanek has been serving the Central Florida, Marion County region for more than 30 years in active clinical practice. Dr. Badanek is a licensed Chiropractic Physician with extensive continued training in Alternative Complementary Medicine including nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy, applied kinesiology, functional and traditional medicine, and electrodermal screening, with three board certifications. His real love and zeal in healthcare is treating

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September 2011


Detoxifying Safely by Dr. Paula Koger,, RN, MA, DOM


ith a background as a professor of nursing, I have long been an advocate of safe health care. I have since added Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture to my credentials and carry the safe practice idea to its fullest. It has always disturbed me to see patients react unfavorably to medications. I place the highest priority on eliminating what is interfering with the body and restoring the balance that will allow the body to restore itself to optimal function. There is a fine balance between overand under-medication. I have seen far too many people suffer from overmedication, both long- and short-term. I feel it is our primary responsibility as physicians to do as Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine, said to doctors: “First, do no harm.” When there is disease, energy decreases. A good natural practitioner will discover why the energy is low, remove that cause, and restore the energy source and flow. Rather than invasive tests and explorations, many natural practitioners practice a safer form of medicine by using instruments. Some are used in diagnostics, for assessing the energetic imbalance that can lead to disease; and some are used in healing, by implementing the

corrections to assist in the restoration of the body’s ability to heal itself. These body scanning devices are programmed with the frequencies and information of the elements that interfere with the body’s optimal function. Just as a virus scan acts on your computer, they can correct misinformation that allows a problem to remain. They can also calculate dosing of natural remedies according to what the body can tolerate. When the frequencies are identified, the body can then receive the reversed balancing frequencies (biofeedback). Some of the programs started out as NASA technology and have trickled into alternative health care. Others have been created through tedious research of present-day geniuses including Peter Frasier and many others. Analyzing the energy field and the matrix of the body allows us to discover the energetic readings that indicate the presence of emotional, mental, traumatic, chemical, heavy-metal, fungal, viral, and parasitic blocks. These blocks have energetic mass and block or divert the flow. These bits of faulted information can be corrected by introducing new information though the use of age-old homeopathic medicine and electromagnetic energy (measurable and programmable). One source of such energy (or Hz) most people are familiar

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with is ultrasound. Homeopathy has been the medicine of our European forefathers and “does no harm.” One of the most valuable parts of instrument-based protocol is the use of a computer, which is very systematic about discovering the exact priority for detoxification and healing. It can tell us if there is not enough energy in the affected organ to safely remove the toxins. If not, we can first give imprinted energy medicine to restore the organ’s energy. Recently, one patient had an irregular heart rate correct to a normal sinus rhythm in a few days. After the energy is restored to sufficient quantities, the next step is to integrate the communications of the body system so the toxins will be able to flow out of the body in a systematic fashion, rather than just be moved to another part of the body. The computer then identifies and prioritizes the needs of the terrain, paving the way to clear the information that caused the “disease.” Finally, the remedies are taken to introduce new information that helps the body let go of the misinformation and restore health and vitality. The results is, the body energy is restored. With a coherent energy system, the body can heal itself. Results can be seen in the patient’s improved lab values. Recently, one patient, who had been told he had to have surgery for a serious health problem, has elected not to have surgery: his lab values have improved, the symptoms are gone, he feels great, and his surgeon agrees he no longer needs the surgery. The most interesting part of this process is that the issues and traumas can be identified and released. According to Dr. Ryke Hamer’s research, these unexpected traumatic blocks stored in our memory systems are the cause of most diseases. Releasing the traumas allows the blocked energy to flow to the systems of our body—it can heal itself with less clinical assistance, or even none at all. Dr. Paula Koger, DOM, can be reached at 941-539-4232, or visit She practices in Dunnellon and Sarasota.

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A Revolution in Rock Concerts, Prayer Circles, and Power Breathing by Renee Speir


ew human experiences can match the energy of a rock concert. The cheering, bright lights and a massive crowd celebrating make a live concert one of the most intense social experiences. Qigong teacher Jeff Primack believes “group energy” can be harnessed and used to send healing prayers around the world. Primack currently draws more than 2,000 people for these gatherings inside convention centers. Students give ecstatically charged testimonials describing a natural high and an experience of “biological oneness” with the universe. Primack is teaming up with Sheryl Crow and other musical artists on 11-11-11 to create an event called, “One Breath One World.” His goal is to have 10,000 people under one roof experience biological bliss/oneness at the same time. The method Primack uses to create this euphoric feeling in his students is something he calls the 9-Breath Method or simply Power Breathing. Yoga teaches that Prana fills the air we breathe, and when we breathe in certain ways, it saturates the body with oxygen and electricity. Primack says this electricity is what gives the natural high. He blends live music and prayer


with power breathing in ways that leave even skeptics transformed. Primack, a Qigong Practitioner, says people can simply harness God’s natural life-energy and that people have been doing it for 5,000 years. The basic theory behind Qigong is that energy-chi moves the blood in our body. A healing force gives a full-body vibration in as short as nine breaths. Primack says Qigong is the only form of exercise that can circulate as much blood as jogging five miles, but while standing perfectly still. Qigong has received media attention from Dr. Oz and scientific circles for its ability to combat aging and reverse many diseases. Martial artists use the breathing techniques to generate more power, enhance their sensory acuity, and respond more quickly and calmly to life on and off the mat. However, power breathing goes a step further and can give even the most skeptical person a true energy experience. Through this type of breath work, the body hums and vibrates with a tangible pulsation that everyone feels. Sheryl Crow on 11-11-11 will perform a live 90-minute concert celebrating global oneness, while Primack leads a power breathing prayer circle. Why did Primack choose the eleveneleven date? He says it is simply a date when people all over the world will be

celebrating oneness. On this most auspicious day it will be the first time in human history that 10,000 people will unite in one place breath and prayer. Concertgoers love the experience of a live performance primarily because the group energy is very strong at these events. Of course, it takes the amazing skills of the musical artist to raise everyone’s vibration, but what happens when concerts intentionally use the energy of chi in their experience? What happens when artists like Sheryl Crow and other world famous performers assemble huge crowds to celebrate and breathe for world peace? As millions of Americans experience oneness-bliss, it will only be a short time before the newest entertainment trend is live music concerts enhanced by a massive power breathing prayer circle.

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Principles and Process of Personal Coaching by David B. Wolf, Ph.D.


hat actually happens in a coaching session? Most coaching sessions, in my experience, begin with the client expressing a life area on which they want to focus. The coach then enters the client’s world and demonstrates understanding of the client’s perspectives, emotions, and inner conversation. Such a climate of empathy becomes the driving force for transformation and self-realization for the client, and often for the coach as well. In this safe environment, the client gets to courageously introspect, lifting the lid to parts of the self that have until that point been less than conscious. With this raised awareness, and the supportively challenging presence of the coach, the client encounters and addresses issues, fears, inspirations, patterns, connections, and maybe self-deceptions and unacknowledged strengths. Countless times we have witnessed this process lead to clarity about identity and life purpose, as well as resolve to boldly stretch limits and move forward to create a life consistent with one’s highest vision. “Melissa” opened one coaching session stating that she wanted to examine a specific relationship in her life, and asking for feedback on how I perceive her in connection with interpersonal relations. I shared my perceptions with her, and then endeavored to understand Melissa’s situation. My listening focused not so much on the story or external details, but rather on Melissa’s experience and feelings, and on the meaning that Melissa gave this experience. My hope and intention was that Melissa felt safe, respected, and secure, to

honestly explore. This self-reflection resulted in fresh insights for Melissa. These realizations were painful, though also exhilarating for her to experience. She saw that in this particular relationship she did use principles and practices, such as win/win, full personal accountability, and avoidance of common roadblocks to communication, consistent with highly effective interpersonal relations—and that the other person, most of the time, didn’t. Further, Melissa realized that her frustration, hurt and resentment stemmed from disappointment that this other person was not more evolved in his way of interacting with her. With deeper consideration, Melissa recognized that accompanying these feelings of hurt and disappointment were feelings of superiority. She got to feel right, better than the other person. Subtly, Melissa was playing the same right/wrong game for which she severely judged the other person. This was quite impactful for Melissa to acknowledge, and it led to contemplation and conversation about insecurities that fueled her need to feel superior. This session closed with the client committing to herself and the coach to complete a specific exercise that would enable her to concretely identify self-defeating beliefs surrounding the patterns she noticed during the session, and to doing focused journaling within a day after her contacts with this other person. Every productive coaching session contains cultivation of self-awareness, and most effective sessions also include a specific plan of action. The above example relates to coaching around relationships. The same principles and process are naturally applied to other areas, including financial management, health, and spiritual practice. I encourage you to bring to mind an issue or challenge in your life that is emotionally charged. Consider what it would look and feel like for you to parallel Melissa’s process, of taking inventory of what’s happening in an

honest yet compassionate spirit. The next step includes peeling off the layers and seeing what’s beneath, and then playfully challenging yourself with a detailed action plan. In this process, you can also reflect on where in this self-coaching process your blind spots might be, and where a transformative coach, outside yourself, might be beneficial. David B. Wolf, Ph.D., founder and director of the Satvatove Institute School of Transformative Coaching, has trained coaches, counselors and psychotherapists for more than 30 years. He is the author of Relationships That Work: The Power of Conscious Living: How Transformative Communication Can Change Your Life, and has developed groundbreaking leadership, communication and selfrealization seminars and facilitated them in more than a dozen countries. The next semester of Satvatove’s accredited coach training course begins in late September.

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Dr. Paula Koger, DOM, BS Nursing, MA Counseling 941-539-4232 / Dunnellon and Sarasota Dr. Koger has a long history of success with people who are receptive to multiple ancient and high-tech healing techniques. 20 years’ experience including Professor and school health nurse; more than 17 years in Alternative healing practices with training from experts worldwide.

Hip Moves Fitness Studio Rona Bennett, BS, CPT Holistic Health, Personal Fitness Coaching 708 N.W. 23rd Ave., Gainesville / 352-692-0132 An intimate fitness studio focusing on creativity and holistic health. Classes and private lessons in Belly Dance, Yoga, Pilates, and Personal Training. Rental space available.

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Dr. Cornelius A. Link, DDS 352-629-0700 / Ocala / There must be a biologic balance in the mouth as part of total body health. This means being concerned about infections in the teeth and gums, the relationship of the teeth to the jaws, the teeth to each other, saliva pH and metal toxicity. As a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, we follow a recommended safety protocol for removal of amalgam fillings, if necessary. Dental materials compatibility testing available.

Gluten Intolerance Group / Gainesville 352-215-1078 / The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America proudly announces a new branch in Gainesville. Please call or email for information about our monthly meetings. Share your stories, or give/get support! Gluten intolerance is more common, and more serious, than most people know.

Colonics Gentle Waters Healing Center 352-374-0600, Gainesville The therapists at Gentle Waters Healing Center will assist each individual with detoxing using colon hydrotherapy, Far Infrared Sauna, and/or Aqua Chi Lymphatic Drainage. We also carry probiotics, digestive enzymes, and other products for overall health. Proud sponsors of Barley Life Nutritional Products. Call Dawn Brower for more information or visit MA41024, MM15426. 352-694-6044 535 NE 36th Avenue, Ocala, FL A Wellness Center for 10+ years conducive to healing the whole person. Educating and empowering a healthy lifestyle through detoxification. Offering “State of the Art” FDA registered colonic equipment, Farinfrared sauna, Aqua-Chi ionic cleanse, lymphatic drainage. Pain relief and relaxation massage. Automobile insurance and Workers Comp. Gift certificates. Call our happy staff for more information. MA28872, NCTMB156725, MM11062.


Holistic Medicine James F. Coy, M.D. Life Family Practice Center 1501 U.S. Hwy. 441 North, The Villages 352-750-4333 / More than 20 years in the General Practice of medicine, with a focus on allergies, and treatments using environmental bio-nutrition and other natural methods including N.A.E.T. and acupuncture. Providing detox therapies including chelation, anti-aging treatments, natural hormone replacement, and alternative testing. Nelson Kraucak, M.D., ABCMT, ACAM Life Family Practice Center 1501 U.S. Hwy. 441 North, The Villages 352-750-4333 / For 15 years in The Villages, Dr. Kraucak has been committed to bridging the gap between clinical medicine and complementary therapies to promote the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Embracing a medical approach to alternative treatment and by using cutting-edge technologies, he is able to treat chronic auto-immune and degenerative disorders. Providing treatments such as Immune Biomodulation, Chelation, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement, PRP, Prolozone and much more.

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11115 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Suite 600 Ocala, FL 34481 / 352-291-9459 Dr. Lemire has been in practice for 32 years. He follows a Functional Medicine approach, utilizing up-todate techniques such as: Chelation, Detoxification, natural hormone replacement, nutrition, Prolo/Biopuncture, acupuncture, anti-aging, among others. Dr. Lemire along with his staff are dedicated to a joint partnership with their patients—a partnership that seeks to maximize the God-given life potential of each individual. We believe that true wellness for the whole person includes a healthy body (physical self), a healthy mind (emotions and intellect), and a spiritual peace. For this life-changing goal, Lemire Clinic commits their energy, their compassion and their skills.

Hanoch Talmor, M.D. Gainesville Holistic Center 352-377-0015 We support all health challenges and the unlimited healing potential of God’s miracle: your body. Chelation, Nutrition, Cleansing, Homeopathy, Natural Energy Healing, Detoxification, Wellness Education and more. Michael J. Badanek, BS,DC,CNS,DACBN,DCBCN 3391 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Suite #B Ocala, FL 34470 / 352-622-1151 30+ years in clinical practice with alternative wholistic complementary health services. Treating the body to support all health challenges with Wholistic Integrative Medicine. Treatments include Autoimmune disorders, Lyme disease, Autism, ADD/ ADHD, Musculoskeletal conditions, Heavy metal toxicity, Cardiovascular and endocrine conditions, Nutritional deficiencies/testing.

Holistic Psychotherapy Diane Alther, LCSW, RN, CHt Traditional and Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher Ocala and Dunnellon locations / 352-425-1992 Combining conventional counseling with body, mind, energy therapies including EMDR, EFT, hypnosis, full wave breathwork, meditation and Reiki to facilitate change and mental and emotional balance.

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Cynthia Christianson, M.A., CCC ThetaHealing™ Advanced Practitioner 352-374-7982 or 352-284-1107 ThetaHealing™ coaching is using the Belief and Feeling Work to empower people with the ability to remove and replace negative emotions, feelings and thoughts with positive, beneficial ones. Change your negative beliefs and you will heal on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels thus really seeing this relief show up in your life.

Massage Tiara L. Catey, LMT Center for Balance 1705 N.W. 6th St., Gainesville 352-642-4545 / Relieve pain, manage stress and cultivate joyful relaxation and balance by including massage as an essential part of your self-care practices. Therapeutic massage, relaxation massage and lomilomi. Includes aromatherapy. Holistic approach. Some insurance accepted. Visa/MC. See for details. MA41831. Clark Dougherty Therapeutic Massage Clinic 850 N.E. 36th Terr., Ocala 352-694-7255 / Offering a variety of therapeutic massage techniques for pain relief, improved flexibility, and other wonderful benefits. PIP and WorkComp always accepted, also group/private insurance in some instances. All credit cards accepted. Gift certificates are available now for Mother’s Day and birthdays with 25% discount on a second session. MA27082, MM9718.

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Professional Advanced Continuing Education Meeting all of your Massage CE needs. Advanced classes in Anatomy, Physiology and Theory. Private classes available. FL #50-1551. National Provider #450863. 352-625-1665, wildseed@

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Seeking Practitioner James E. Lemire, MD, PA: Natural family medicine with a personal touch. Seeking part-time or full-time MD or DO. We are an innovative provider, integrating Natural and Functional medicine. We treat newborns to geriatrics specializing in natural hormone therapy, women’s health care, weight management, detoxification and much more. Onsite services include laboratory, occupational therapy, and massage therapy. Our office is open Mon.-Fri.; no weekends and no on-call hours. Competitive salary with bonus opportunity. Fax resume and statement of treatment philosophy to 352-291-9465.

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n Ongoing Psychic/Medium Spiritual Development Class. Saturday, September 10, 2:00-4:30 pm. Held at Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave. n Private readings available. Check Web for complete 2011 program

Saturday, September 3 HGC weight loss: safe homeopathic solution. Detox coaching and support. FREE consultation; call for appointment. Reesers Nutrition Center, 3243 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, 352-732-0718, 3511298, September 3-5 Freedom from Stress Labor Day Extravaganza. Saturday: Crystal clearing and balancing on the Biomat with Sharron Britton. Sunday: Nonsurgical facials with aromatherapy with Joyce Carrington, LMT. Monday: Isotonic foot baths with Cheryl Brainard. $20 per session, 125pm. High Springs Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd, 386-454-8657, www. Sunday, September 4 Relationships That Work Workshop, 5-8pm, presented at the Sacred Earth Center in Gainesville. FREE with this ad when you pre-register. The Satvatove Institute, 352538-0376,  Wednesday, September 7 Metabolic balance. All natural weight loss. FREE consultation; call for appointment. Reesers Nutrition Center, 3243 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, 352-732-0718, 3511298, Thursday, September 8 18th Annual Unity World Day of Prayer, “Together We Shine.” 8am-9pm. Unity of Ocala, 101 Cedar Rd. Ocala 352687-2113, Ocala Theosophical Study Group, 3-5pm, College of Central Florida, Bldg. 41. Contact Saturday, September 10 Aura Photography with Kay Simon. Realms Beyond, 500 SW 10th St., Ocala. 352-433-2624, Nutritional Blood Analysis, 10am5pm, $50, appointment required. Mystic Glenn, 3315 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, 352-401-1862. Psychic/Mediumship Spiritual Development Class, 2-4:30pm. $25. Held at Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave. International Foundation for Spiritual Knowledge,, 407-673-9776. Readings with Dr. John. 12-5pm, $20. High Springs Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd, 386-454-8657, www.


Reiki Circle Session Exchange, 10:30am-12:30pm, Ocala. Love offering. 352-239-9272, Sunday, September 11 Celebrating Grandparents Day with Bar-B-Q fundraiser to benefit Brian O’Neill, $7. 11:15am until ? Unity of Ocala, 101 Cedar Rd. Ocala 352-6872113, Crystal Skull Healings with Zaka and Azka, facilitated by Jeff Wheeler, Shamanic Healer. 12-5pm, $20-150 per session. High Springs Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd, 386-454-8657, www. Tuesday, September 13 Thyroid Gland lecture: “Why do I feel so badly, but my lab tests are normal?” Presented by Dr. Michael Badanek, DC. Free, 5-8pm, at The Villages Public Library, Pinellas Plaza, 7375 Powell Road, suite 100, Wildwood. Call to reserve space: 352-622-1151. Wednesday, September 14 Cleanse your body of toxic buildup, repair G.I. tract, support immune system, weight loss, anti-aging nutrition, protocol for radiation detoxification. FREE consultation; call for appointment. Reesers Nutrition Center, 3243 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, 352-732-0718, 351-1298, Thursday, September 15 Transformative Coach Training program begins. For more information contact Satvatove Institute. Call 386-4182037, or visit Friday, September 16 Movie Night. “Celestine Prophecy.” $5 suggested donation. Unity of Ocala, 101 Cedar Rd. Ocala 352-687-2113, www. Saturday, September 17 Keeping Your Balance in Tumultous Times: Crystals for Powerful Transitions. Workshop with Sharron Britton. 1-3pm, $20. Call to sign up. High Springs Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd, 386454-8657,  Meet the Author and Book-Signing Event with Ojela Frank at Owl Visions Store, 501 Florida Avenue, Cocoa (Village), 3-7pm. 321-292-9292, www. Sunday, September 18 Relationships That Work Workshop,

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5-8pm, presented at the Sacred Earth Center in Gainesville. FREE with this ad when you pre-register. The Satvatove Institute, 352538-0376, Monday, September 19 Stress Management. Presented by Nuris Lemire. Free, 6pm. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW 93rd Court Rd, Suite 600, Ocala, 352291-9459, Wednesday, September 21 Wellness Consultation on Irritable Bowel Syndrome. FREE consultation; call for appointment. Reesers Nutrition Center, 3243 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, 352-7320718, Saturday, September 24 Crystals in the Garden. Demonstration and plant sale. 11am-6pm, free. High Springs Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd, 386-4548657,  Metaphysical Expo. 11am-7pm. Realms Beyond, 500 SW 10th St., Ocala. 352-4332624, September 24-25 Reiki II Healing Workshop with Rev. Ojela Frank, LMT, Ocala. Saturday 10am6m, Sunday 12-3pm. 352-239-9272, www. Tuesday, September 27 Raw Foods Potluck. Free (bring a dish to share for 5-6 people, utensils, copies of recipe). 6-7:30pm. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW 93rd Court Rd, Suite 600, Ocala, 352291-9459, Wednesday, September 28 Hypothyroidism and Graves Disease. Presented by Dr. Michael Badanek, DC. Free, 5-8pm, at Belleview Public Library, 13145 Southeast Highway 484, Belleview. Call to reserve space: 352-622-1151. Signs and Symptoms Analysis. Any time any of the organs/systems of the body are out of balance, there are signs and symptoms. FREE. Call for appointment. Reesers Nutrition Center, 3243 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, 352-732-0718, www. Thursday, September 29 Dismantling Stress with Integrative Relaxation, with John Ernest Hiester (Chandrakant). Free. 7:00-8:30, following Amrit Yoga w/Veda (5:30-6:30 every Thursday), Downtown Public Library, 401 E. University Ave, Gainesville, 4th floor. Dress warmly, bring light blanket. jehiester@,

Dr. James E. Lemire presents the F.I.G.H.T. Protocol Seminar. (F=food/focus; I=inflammation; G=genetics; H=hormones/ heavy metals; T=toxins.) 6pm, free. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW 93rd Court Rd, Suite 600, Ocala, 352-291-9459, www. Saturday, October 1 Basic Organic Workshop. Hands on organic gardening experience. 9-3. Limited spaces. Call for details. Crones Cradle, 6411 NE 217 Pl, Citra. 352-595-3377, Monday, October 3 Meet the Doctor Open House. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW 93rd Court Rd, Suite 600, Ocala, 352-291-9459, www. October 7-8 Initiation Healing® Meditation: Awakening to Soul Workshop with Author Ojela Frank, Ocala Inner Center, 205 S. Magnolia Ave, Ocala, Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 10am-6pm. 352-2399272, Saturday, October 15 Fall Natural Foods Gala. 9-3. Crones Cradle, 6411 NE 217 Pl, Citra. 352-5953377, October 21-23 Transformative Communication and Self-Empowerment Seminar, facilitated by Dr. David Wolf, author of Relationships That Work, at the Hilton in Gainesville. For information or to register: The Satvatove Institute, 352-538-0376, ONGOING EVENTS Sundays Farmers Market, 12-4. Mosswood Farm Store, 703 NE Cholokka Blvd, Micanopy, 352-466-5002, www. Master Mind Prayer Circle, 9:30; Healing Hands Circle, 10; Sunday Service and Youth Education, 11; NGU, 12:30. Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave., 352373-1030, Meditation and Spiritual Lesson, 10am. Unity of Ocala, Unity of Ocala, 101 Cedar Rd., Ocala, 352-687-2113, www. Science of Mind and Spirit Meditation 9:45am, Celebration /Message 10:30am, Youth and Children’s Celebration 10:30am. Love offering. OakBrook

Center for Spiritual Living, 1009 NE 28 Ave, Ocala, FL 352-629-3897, www. Small, informal interfaith devotional gatherings, 3-4pm, Baha’I Faith of Belleview. 352-693-4482. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Massage Therapy specializing in Cranial Sacral, Reflexology, acupressure & Shiatsu. Refuge Transitions Wellness Center, 352-624-0366. Monday-Friday Organic Food Pickups. Monday, Ocala; Tuesday, Eustis and Mt. Dora; Wednesday, Ocala and Gainesville; Friday, Oxford/The Villages. Homegrown Organics by Doreen, 352-598-4184, http://www. Recipes: http://homegrowngainesville.wordpress. com/ Yoga with Joe Ferrara. Monday, 7-8:30pm, Amrit Yoga Institute. Tuesday, 12-12:45pm, Serenity of Central Florida, 301 Skyline Dr., Ste 1, Lady Lake. Wednesday, 8:30-10am, Ocala Inner Center, 205 S. Magnolia; and 5-6pm, Serenity of Central Florida, Lady Lake. Thursday, 6-7:30pm, Ocala Inner Center. Friday, 7-8am, Premier Medical Center of Ocala, 7960 SW 60th Ave. prakash@ Tuesdays A Course in Miracles, 7pm. Unity of Ocala, Community House, 2 Cedar Course, Ocala, 352-687-2113, www. Meditation, 7:30pm, $5. Healing, Awareness, & Radiance. Refuge Transitions Wellness Center, 352-624-0366. Yoga, 6pm, $15. Incorporating the 8-limbed path Raja Yoga w/Karen Adair. Refuge Transitions Wellness Center, 352624-0366. Tuesday and Thursday Healing Yoga with Marque. Movement class combining yoga, Pilates, body alignment, breathing. Bring a mat. $25/4 wks. 1-2pm. To register: 352-867-9660. Class held at Unity of Ocala, 101 Cedar Rd, Ocala -352-687-2113, Wednesdays A Course in Miracles, 7-8:30pm. Amrit Yoga, Salt Springs, 352-685-3001, ganga@ Meditation and Visioning, 6pm, followed at 7:15 with Speaker, Spiritual Craft, Drumming, or Spiritual Film, depending on the week. Love offering.

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CalendarofEvents OakBrook Center for Spiritual Living, 1009 NE 28 Ave, Ocala, FL 352-629-3897, Pilates with Ana. 5:30-6:30pm, $55.00 for 5 classes. Space is limited. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW 93rd Court Rd, Suite 600, Ocala, 352-291-9459, Wednesdays and Fridays “Words of Peace.” Free, 7-8 pm. Videos shown from the award-winning TV series. 1208 NW 6th St., Suite A, Gainesville. 352-373-5578, Thursdays Amrit Yoga w/Veda, 5:30-6:30pm every Thursday. Downtown Public Library, 401 E. University Ave, Gainesville. Free. Dress warmly, bring light blanket. Saturdays Farmstead Saturdays. Free, 9-3pm. Crones Cradle, 6411 NE 217 Pl, Citra. 352-595-3377, Seven days/week Abraham, yoga, breathwork, reiki, much more—something every day. Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave., 352-3731030, Bellydancing, fitness, yoga classes, personal training as early as 5:30am, as late as 7:30pm. Hip Moves, 708 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 352-692-0132, Yoga classes as early as 5:30am, as late as 8:30pm, beginners (including “Stiff Guys”) to experienced Hot Yoga. Big Ron’s Yoga College, Gainesville, 352-367-8434, Dates vary Heal Yourself: Empowerment Medicine. 6:00-700. Call for reservations, Dr. Paula Koger DOM, 941-539-4232. Specialized Community Groups: ACOA, women’s group, men’s group, eating disorders group, relapse prevention group held weekly at Refuge Transitions Wellness Center, 352-624-0366. Community groups are facilitated by licensed therapists.   Month of September Sale. 25-50% off everything in the store. Mystic Glenn, 3315 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala. Hours Mon-Fri 10am-6:30pm, Sat 10am-5:30pm.

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September 2011


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detoxification For decades, Americans have increasingly turned to “alternative” forms of medicine and natural treatments. They have sought help for all kinds of diseases and conditions that were not helped by traditional Western medicine, which is often characterized by surgery and narcotics.

Lemire Clinic focuses on “functional natural medicine,” which does not rely only on invasive procedures or drugs. It combines modern science with ancient healing wisdom from different parts of the world, including traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). At Lemire Clinic, we combine various natural therapies with safe, proven medical treatment to help remove stress, reduce pain and anxiety, manage symptoms and promote well-being. Using these non-traditional pain management techniques and detoxification therapies, we can cleanse the body of chemical, heavy-metal and environmental toxins. We have successfully reduced pain and symptoms and improved the overall condition for many patients. • Physician Assisted Heavy Metal Detoxification • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy • Ionic Foot Bath Detoxification Therapy

• Electrical Dermal Screening • Heart Math System • Prolotherapy • Far Infrared Sauna Therapy • Live Blood Analysis • Occupational Therapy

• Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy • Colon Hydrotherapy • Microdermabrasion Patient Information • Voice Mapping/Emotional Clearing Technique

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“Natural Awakenings” Magazine, September 2011 issue.  
“Natural Awakenings” Magazine, September 2011 issue.  

“Natural Awakenings” Magazine, September 2011 issue. The full-color monthly magazine about green, local, organic, wholistic, natural, fun, h...