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riting this letter is one of the last things I do to complete each month’s issue. I like to wait until I have a grasp of the overall content before I start. The downside is that I then also face a looming print deadline. At times it’s a challenge to churn out something personal and timely under that kind of pressure. Given this month’s theme of Holistic Pets, I found myself struggling to compose an appropriate message because I’ve been mired in missing my four-legged pooch pals, Jane and Elsey, with whom I spent the best part of 17 years. They both passed on about five years ago and I haven’t had the heart to adopt another. Lucky for me, one of our talented editors, Alison Chabonais, who has become a trusted friend and supporter and sometimes helps me to organize my thoughts, gently prodded as to why my March letter had yet to show up on her desk. After we traded brief emails relating personal pet stories, I revisited photos of the two inseparable mutts in my life. And I found my missing spark. Pet owners, also known as guardians, are increasingly turning to natural ways to care for their best friends, as well as themselves. I remember how traumatic it always was to take one of my dogs to the vet, so I really resonated with Erica Pytiovany’s article “A Pet’s First Trip to the Vet,” on page 36, which shares tips on how to lessen the trauma. For those who like to exercise with their dogs, Barbara Amrhein suggests ways to keep it fun and safe (page 46). We are also excited to offer Dr. Shawn Messonnier’s complementary care guides for dogs and cats on pages 40 and 42, created just for us. They are a perfect aid for discussing natural treatment options with your vet. We also spotlight Annemarie Yoder, a local holistic veterinarian pioneer on page 34. Yoder exemplifies the kind of forward-thinking integrative health and wellness care that helps to ensure a long active life for deeply loved furry companions. Special thanks go to Alison for the inspiration she’s provided through the nearly four years we’ve been publishing Natural Awakenings of Lehigh Valley, and for helping me understand that it may be time for me to visit our local shelter to find a new friend that needs a good home. May your days be filled with the unconditional love that pets are always willing to give,

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his month is a powerful time to assess where we’ve been, acknowledge where we are right now and dream our most beautiful life into being. Starting now, we can move from the outdated modes of our limited thinking mind to tune into our eternal divine mind. Acting on these three recommended cleansing phases—one a week for the next three weeks—will work to lift us out of resignation and mediocrity into hope and excitement, and connect us with a future filled with surprises, possibility and deep purpose.

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seven days of what I call The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse are dedicated to creating a powerful magnet of desire and cleaning out the turbulent emotions, outdated beliefs, unresolved incidents and restricting thoughts that have taken root in our minds and hearts. n Write a list of the grudges and resentments you have been carrying around that you are ready to let go. Release them by tearing up the paper into tiny little pieces. n Understanding that your outer world

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released everything that has depleted your vitality and held you back, stand firmly in the present moment. Take an honest look at where and who you are today, observing what is and is not working in your life.

n Begin an ongoing present-moment awareness practice today. Set an hourly alarm; then, each time it reminds you, become present for five minutes to nature, to your body and breath or to the present moment itself. n Surprise yourself by challenging preconceptions of yourself; take measured risks and do something differently today. In this enhanced sense of the present, you can listen more deeply to the calling of your soul.


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final phase, you have the opportunity to look into the future and see who you want to be from this day forward. n Choose a sacred value that can serve as the foundation for your future, such as abundance, compassion, grace or integrity, and surround yourself with images, prayers, songs and scents that invoke it for you. Identify and act on choices that allow you to express that value. n Spend time each morning, afternoon and evening checking in with your natural divine GPS. See if you made wrong turns and find out where that still, small voice wants you to go next. Reconnecting with your highest self, you will experience more love, contentment and compassion as you step into the brilliance of your soul’s purpose. Why not seize this extraordinary opportunity to till the soil of your consciousness and plant the seeds of a whole new future? Debbie Ford is a New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including The Shadow Effect, co-authored with Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson, and The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse. Visit DebbieFord.com.

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Detox Diet Basics Start off each morning for two weeks (or up to a maximum of two months), with hot lemon water, perhaps spiced with cinnamon and ginger, for an added metabolic boost. The antioxidant Dlimonine in lemon thins bile and is helpful in breaking down fat-trapping toxins. Use the juice of one small lemon to eight ounces of warm water.


Then, sip a total of 64 ounces of cran-water between meals throughout the day. Mix one ounce of unsweetened cranberry juice per seven ounces of pure water. Cranberry helps to balance pH, suppress hunger and combat cellulite and water retention, while drawing out fatty wastes by targeting lymph (a secondary circulatory system beneath the skin that works to rid the body of toxic wastes, bacteria, heavy metals, dead cells, trapped proteins and fat). Sipped daily, this antioxidant- and phenol-rich elixir works to help reduce bloating and melt fat from hips, waist and thighs. Nutrient-rich spring greens like arugula, collard or dandelion greens, lettuce, parsley, spinach, Swiss chard and watercress are classic foods used in a spring detox. Other good choices are antioxidant foods that supply the body with glutathione, the liver’s premier antioxidant, also known as, “the toxic waste neutralizer,” which is vital to organ detoxification. Broccoli sprouts are one of the best sources of glutathione; so is asparagus. Eating lightly steamed kale, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage can also support the liver’s ability to detoxify the body.  Finally, eating adequate protein is essential to ensure that the liver can produce the enzymes it needs to break down toxins into water-soluble substances for excretion. Protein plays a crucial role in tissue growth and healing, strengthening the immune system and burning fat. Eat at least 4 to 6 ounces of wild salmon, free-range organic poultry or hemp protein each day during detox. Choosing a daily dose of high-quality glutathioneboosting whey protein powder or a brown rice/yellow pea protein powder is another way to pump up the detox process. Such spring cleaning can help purge our body of toxins and give our whole system the cleansing boost it needs, simultaneously preparing it for even more healthy weight loss in coming months. Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D. and certified nutrition specialist, is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author and media expert. Fat Flush for Life is the latest in her book series on body detoxification and weight loss.

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Planet Earth has Energy in Store for Us By Alex Bodian Geothermal energy is the most earth-friendly and energy efficient home heating and cooling system available today. The first Geothermal system was installed in 1943 and the technology grew rapidly in the 1990s. Geothermal systems offer an immediately available technology for energy production and they use less energy and consume fewer natural resources than any other alternative energy system. They keep the air clean and fresh. There’s no flame, no flue, no odor and no pollutants in your home or in our environment. Because the technology uses existing energy from the ground, geothermal is also the most cost effective heating and cooling system to operate. It can operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year - at night, in the rain, wind or no wind. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have identified geothermal as the most efficient alternative energy source. The basic premise of Geothermal is that the temperature of the earth is relatively stable compared to the temperature of the air which is more variable. Like a cave, the ground temperature is warmer than the air above during the winter and cooler than the air in the summer. The technical name for a geothermal system is ground source heat pump (GSHP). A ground source heat pump draws heat from the ground in the winter (for heating) and sends heat into the ground during the summer (for cooling). This is accomplished by pumping a fluid through pipe loops that have been buried in the ground. During the winter, the fluid pumped through the ground loops is cooler than the ground and so absorbs heat from the ground and transports it back to your house. The GSHP then produces either conditioned air for ducted heating (or cooling during the summer) or heated water for radiant heating.

What is a heat pump? Heat pumps include air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers and etc. All of these appliances use refrigerant to move heat from one place to another. The key component is a compressor which is driven by an electric motor to compress cool gas into a hot liquid. Because this unique cycle can produce both heat and cold, each of those heating and cooling cycles can be used to either heat or cool your home with the same system. 30 Lehigh Valley www.healthylehighvalley.com

A properly designed ground-source heat pump can supply three to four units of ground heat to your home for every unit of electrical energy required to operate the system. So you get two to three units of free energy for every unit of electrical energy you pay to operate the system’s motor, fan and etc. In other words, a ground-source heat pump is 300% to 400% efficient. How does this compare with other fuels? The chart below shows the dominant fuel types and

ranks them by cost per million btus. A btu (British Thermal Unit) is a standard unit of heat. GSHP systems cost half as much to operate as air source heat pumps. So, if heating and cooling a 2500-3000sq. ft. house costs $2000 per year with an air source heat pump, a GSHP will cost around $1000 per year. If a home is heating with oil, the difference could be greater to the benefit of GSHP. Even though the unit costs above may vary, you can calculate your own differences based on the energy costs you may currently be paying.

Typical Configurations for Ground Source Heat Pump Systems The ground loop component accounts for a third to a half of the total system installation cost. There are several different configurations for GSHP systems – closed loop or open loop, then either vertical or horizontal ground installations (even a pond can be used). Open loop systems utilize two wells (vertical application) and underground water. Water from one well is pumped through the heat pump, then returned to a second well or discharged into a pond. (Open loop systems do not qualify for the Federal 30% tax credit.) Closed loop systems are the most common installation type, in this configuration, water or water with a diluted antifreeze solution is circulated through plastic pipes buried beneath the earth’s surface in a continuous loop – the heat transfer fluid is never discharged. These can be either vertical or horizontal.


In a horizontal closed-loop ground heat exchanger, a water/ antifreeze mixture is circulated through sealed plastic pipe loops buried horizontally, about five feet underground. A trenched system needs a fair amount of clear land away from buried utilities, septic systems, free of big boulders and at least 10 feet above bedrock. A horizontal application uses a 5ft deep trench which is around 100 ft long. A typical house may require 3-5 trenches.

The choice of vertical or horizontal system depends on available land areas, soil and rock type at the installation site and local zoning policies. Both will do the same job. It is a matter of geography and geology that would determine which would be best for any property. In a vertical closed-loop ground heat exchanger, a water/ antifreeze mixture is circulated through sealed plastic pipe loops buried in vertical bore holes. The bore holes are typically 150 to 250 feet deep. A typical house may require 2-3 boreholes.

Incentives, Costs & Payback Ground Source Heat pumps are eligible for a Federal 30% tax credit. This 30% may be applied to the entire installation. If you have a GSHP installed along with a whole house duct system, if done together, the entire project qualifies for the credit. The 30% credit is scheduled to end 12/31/2016. There is no maximum credit. If a GSHP installation costs $24,000 to install, the tax credit would be $7200. The final installed cost, after credit, would be $16,800. Typical home installations, where the home has existing ductwork, could cost $20,000 to $30,000. The period of time required to return the extra costs of a GSHP with energy cost savings is referred to as the payback. Typical payback for GSHP systems can range from 3 to 10 years. Of course, as the cost of energy increases, the payback period will diminish. Properly installed GSHP systems are robust. Equipment in the home is usually warranted for 10 years and the ground loop for 50 years. Property value is increased with GSHP as well because at least a third to half of the investment is good for at least 50 years. Alex Bodian is an IGSHPA Accredited Designer & Installer and President of Teratherm Geothermal. He is also the Director of the Lehigh Valley Green Builders. He can be reached at 610-346-1965.

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Nutrition Response Testing Wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it be nice if we could ask our body exactly what it needs and it would answer back? That is what Nutritional Response Testing does. Chiropractors can test the body for specific deficiencies without needles or other invasive means to uncover what may be robbing individuals of their energy. Dr. Merlin Haas of Alternative Health Care in South Allentown, says anything from food sensitivities, metal and chemical toxicity, immune challenges, or weak glands or organs can be identified with this test. Haas says proper nutrition plays a crucial part overall health. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You make your energy and electricity for your body out of the food you eat, so you first have to look at what you are eating.â&#x20AC;? He explains that this is why a virus lasts a week for one person but may last two months for the next. Once the practitioner knows what is going on in the body, he or she can give individualized advice. Some people may benefit from all natural products while others may get a rash. Health problems like high blood pressure can be linked to what someone eats so it is often advised to write down what you eat for a few

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Nutritional Response Testing with Dr. Haas weeks to find out what could be causing the problem. After that, nutritional response testing takes place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The patient lies down and we test the strength of the arm as we expose them to a series of substances. If the arm muscles go weak, we know what substance is the culprit and then can recommend a nutritional solution.â&#x20AC;? explains Haas. Haas sees his own mother as a testament that nutrition matters. When he started practicing 35 years ago, his mother was diagnosed with cancer and told that she had only six months to live but, after giving her different herbs and making dietary changes, she survived seven more years.

Allergy Elimination Some chiropractors perform acupressure, which is similar to acupuncture but instead of using needles, manual manipulation of pressure points is used. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The emphasis is to remove or get the energy flowing again more efficiently so the body can heal,â&#x20AC;? explains Dr. Eric Herman of Liberty Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Allentown. Because chiropractors do not treat symptoms, but instead seek to find the root of the problem, relief care is offered when someone is treated for pain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The symptom is just a warning signal that there is a problem. I hunt for the underlying cause that will help the body heal,â&#x20AC;? says Herman. Herman says there are three premises that can cause a person to be ill in the holistic approach of treating the whole person. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They can be out of balance physically or structurally; be deficient in something their body needs; or they are exposed or ingesting some-


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one size does not fit all. Initially, a laser therapy session will begin with a thorough physical examination and radiographs, if indicated, to ascertain the extent of the injury or condition, and develop an individualized plan to return a pet to a heightened state of wellness. For instance, a pet suffering from degenerative arthritis that is experiencing great discomfort in walking may initially be treated for five to 10 minutes every two or three days for a few weeks. As the pet’s situation improves, the frequency of the sessions may decrease to once weekly, and then every two weeks, until the pet receives a laser treatment on a monthly basis. For chronic conditions, laser therapy may not cure the pet, but it will help alleviate its discomfort. For more acute

situations, such as a hot spot or a sprain, the animal may be treated for three to five minutes every three days over a 10-day period. A pet that has recently undergone invasive surgery, such as an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament, or connective knee tissue) repair or tumor removal, may be treated just minutes after the sutures are closed, to promote circulation, stimulate nerve cells and boost collagen production, reducing healing time. Over the next seven to 10 days, the pet may receive a laser treatment every few days until the skin around the incision is less inflamed. Results of laser therapy treatments are cumulative, but most pet owners report significant improvement after two to four sessions. An article in the Newark Post, in Delaware, quoted pet owner Cricket Barazotto as saying, “I was desperate to get [my dog] Clare out of pain. It was hard for her to walk through our neighbor-

hood. But after the first week of laser therapy, she started jumping back up on our bed.” Pet owners who previously relied upon more traditional means of relieving inflammation or pain, such as drugs, prescription diets for skin allergies and other types of palliative care, are often surprised by the affordability and availability of laser therapy. Treatment costs vary by location, generally ranging from $50 to $75 a session. To find an area veterinarian that uses non-surgical laser therapy, visit the websites of the two main manufacturers: K-LaserUSA.com/locator/ locator/index.php and Companion TherapyLaser.com/Pages/pet-owners. This federally approved safe and effective technology delivers results, increasing mobility, accelerating wound healing and decreasing pain. To see if a family pet could benefit from laser therapy, contact a veterinarian to discuss the best application of this innovative approach. Dr. Matthew J. Heller is a holistic veterinarian and owner of All About PetCare, in Middletown, OH. For more information, call 513-424-1626 or 866-YOURVET, or visit AllAboutPetCare.com.

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NATURAL COMPLEMENTS TO CONVENTIONAL DOG CARE A clear and simple guide to which alternative remedies and lifestyle changes are appropriate for common canine medical conditions. by Shawn Messonnier

CONDITION

DEFINITION

CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT

NATURAL REMEDY

DIET CHANGE

LIFESTYLE CHANGE

Natural diet; avoid grains, processing and byproducts

Baths with an organic anti-itch shampoo formulated for frequent bathing; keep off grass treated with chemicals

A hypersensitive skin reaction to foreign proteins (allergens) in genetically predisposed pets

Steroids, antihistamines; Herbs, homeopathics, fatty acids, antibiotics for secondary antioxidants infections

ARTHRITIS

Joint inflammation, usually caused by chronic wear and tear; more common in older dogs

NSAIDs (non-steroidal Chondroitin and Natural diet; restricted anti-inflammatory drugs), glucosamine supplecalories, if needed, steroids, analgesics ments, hyaluronic acid, fewer treats or (pain medications) acupuncture, fish oil, low-fat treats enzymes, cold laser

BAD BREATH

Inflammation and infection of the teeth and gums, resulting in bad breath

Dental cleanings, antibiotics

Coenzyme Q-10, fatty acids, antioxidants, herbs, homeopathics

Adding a small amount of plain yogurt to the diet might help

Brush teeth at home; provide dental treats

Abnormal growth of cells involving any tissue in the body; cancer cells lose the ability to die and continue to reproduce

Chemotherapy, radiation, surgery

Herbs, homeopathics, antioxidants, fatty acids

Improved diet; lowered carbohydrates and increased proteins and fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids

No vaccines

Increased blood sugar due to variety of factors, including decreased insulin production and insulin insensitivity

Insulin; rarely, oral medications that lower a dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blood sugar

Herbs, supplements made of extracts from glands; homeopathics

Increased fiber

Increased exercise; small, frequent meals

DRY SKIN, COAT

Can be benign or a sign of a more serious condition

Depends on cause; often none

Fatty acids, antioxidants

Natural diet, increased omega-3s

Baths with an organic hydrating shampoo formulated for frequent bathing

EAR INFECTIONS

Infections of the outer ear canal, caused by mites, bacteria or yeasts

Medicated drops, oral medications like antibiotics and steroids

Herbal ear drops, antibacterial and antifungal herbs, olive leaf extract

Natural diet

Clean ears regularly; limit swimming

EPILEPSY

A condition that results in seizures; epilepsy is diagnosed when other causes of seizure disorders are not discovered

Phenobarbital, bromide

Choline, B vitamins, herbs, homeopathics

Natural diet; reduced-protein diets help some pets

No vaccines; eliminate seizure triggers, if possible

ALLERGIES

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CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT

NATURAL REMEDY

DIET CHANGE

CONDITION

DEFINITION Looseness or dislocation of the hip joints

NSAIDs, surgery

HIP DYSPLASIA

HOT SPOTS

Acute moist dermatitis, often of unknown cause

Steroids, antibiotics

Herbs, homeopathics, fatty acids, antioxidants

Natural diet

Eliminate possible causes, such as fleas or allergies

IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)

Inflammation of any part of the gastrointestinaltract; diagnosed by biopsy of the affected part

Steroids, antibiotics

Enzymes, probiotics, glutamine, herbs, homeopathics

Natural diet

Eliminate possible causes, such as food intolerances, food allergies, infections

Natural diet; reduced phosphorus and proteins, if needed

Fluids adminstered at home as needed

Flower essences, herbs, theanine, homeopathics

Natural diet

No vaccines; behavior modification

Herbs, homeopathics, olive leaf extract

Natural canned food or natural moistened dry food

Feed a moist diet to encourage frequent urination

KIDNEY OR LIVER DISEASE

SEPARATION ANXIETY

UTI (urinary tract infection)

Natural diet; reduced Chondroitin and calories, if needed glucosamine supplements, hyaluronic acid, acupuncture, fish oil, enzymes, cold laser

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Mood-altering medication

Medicated diet, Bacterial infection of the antibiotics; surgery urinary tract, usually the bladder; stones and tumors for stones; chemotherapy for tumors in the bladder can also cause urinary tract disorders

LIFESTYLE CHANGE Weight control; controlled exercise, especially swimming

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NATURAL COMPLEMENTS TO CONVENTIONAL CAT CARE A clear and simple guide to which alternative remedies and lifestyle changes are appropriate for common feline medical conditions. by Shawn Messonnier CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT

NATURAL REMEDY

DIET CHANGE

LIFESTYLE CHANGE

Fish oil, antioxidants, herbs, homeopathics

Natural canned diet; avoid grains, processing and byproducts

Frequent bathing if possible

CONDITION

DEFINITION

ALLERGIES

A hypersensitive skin reaction to foreign proteins (allergens) in genetically predisposed cats

Steroids (oral preferred), antihistamines; secondary infection is rare; cyclosporine (use extreme caution)

ARTHRITIS

Joint inflammation, usually caused by chronic wear and tear; more common in older cats

NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), use extreme caution; analgesics

BAD BREATH

Severe inflammation and infection of teeth and gums or any mucous lining in the mouth

Regular dental cleanings, steroids/ antibiotics, extractions

Coenzyme Q-10, fatty acids, antioxidants, herbs, homeopathics

Adding a small amount of plain yogurt to the diet might help

Brush teeth at home; provide dental treats

Abnormal growth of cells of any tissue in the body; cancer cells lose the ability to die and continue to reproduce; any lumps that persist following vaccination should be removed and biopsied immediately

Chemotherapy, radiation, surgery

Herbs, homeopathics, antioxidants, fatty acids

Improved diet; lowered carbohydrates and increased proteins and fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids

No vaccines

Increased blood sugar due to variety of factors, including decreased insulin production and insulin insensitivity; approximately 50 percent of cats have Type 2 diabetes, which does not require insulin and can be controlled through canned diet, exercise and natural remedies

Insulin; rarely, oral medications that lower a catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blood sugar

Herbs, supplements made of extracts from glands; homeopathics

Increased protein/fat, reduced carbohydrates

Increased exercise; small, frequent meals

DRY SKIN, COAT

Can be benign or a sign of a more serious condition

Depends on cause; often none

Fatty acids, antioxidants

Natural canned diet, increased omega-3s

Baths with an organic hydrating shampoo formulated for frequent bathing; bathing as needed if possible; humectant/ moisturizing sprays

EAR INFECTIONS

Infections of the outer ear canal, caused by mites, bacteria or yeasts

Medicated drops, oral medications like antibiotics and steroids

Herbal ear drops, antibacterial and antifungal herbs, olive leaf extract

Natural canned diet

Clean ears regularly

CANCER

DIABETES

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Natural canned diet; Chondroitin and avoid grains, processing glucosamine and byproducts supplements, hyaluronic acid, acupuncture, fish oil, enzymes, cold laser

Exercise if possible; prevent obesity


CONDITION

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CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT

NATURAL REMEDY

DIET CHANGE

LIFESTYLE CHANGE

Epilepsy, which results in seizures, is diagnosed when other causes of seizure disorders are not discovered; rare in cats, more likely to be caused by infections

Phenobarbital, Valium

Choline, B vitamins, herbs, homeopathics

Natural diet

No vaccines; eliminate seizure triggers, if possible

FLUTD (feline lower urinary tract disorder)

Is of unknown cause; crystals and/or mucus commonly develop in the bladder, true infections are rare

Sedatives (antibiotics are often incorrectly prescribed for this condition)

Herbs, homeopathics, pheromones, flower essences

Natural canned diet

No specific changes

HIP DYSPLASIA

Looseness or dislocation of the hip joints; rare in cats

NSAIDS (careful), surgery

Chondroitin and glucosamine supplements, hyaluronic acid, acupuncture, fish oil, enzymes, cold laser

Natural canned diet; reduced calories, if needed

Weight control, encourage exercise

Elevated blood pressure; may be associated with hyperthyroidism, heart disease or kidney disease

Antihypertensive medications, diuretics

Homeopathics, herbs, fatty acids

Natural canned diet (possibly reduced sodium)

Encourage exercise

Increased output of thyroid hormones, usually caused by benign thyroid tumors (thyroid cancer is seen in approximately 10 to 15 percent of cats with hyperthyroidism)

Methimazole, surgery, radioactive iodine (preferred treatment as it is the only one that cures the condition)

Herbs, homeopathics, fatty acids

No specific changes

No specific changes

Inflammation of any part of the gastrointestinal tract diagnosed by biopsy of the affected part; chronic and untreated IBD can become lymphoma cancer

Steroids, antibiotics

Enzymes, probiotics, glutamine, herbs, homeopathics

Natural canned diet

Eliminate possible causes, such as food intolerances, allergies, infections

Behavioral problem as cat eliminates outside of its litter box

Behavior modifying medications

Feline pheromones, herbs, homeopathics, flower essences

Natural canned diet

Behavioral training to encourage resumed use of litter box

A decline or breakdown in function of either organ; Acute: Usually from infection or toxins; Chronic: Common result of aging; require early and aggressive treatment to ensure the best outcome; overweight cats that refuse to eat can easily and quickly develop fatty liver disease; kidney disease is a common cause of death in older cats

None usually available; antibiotics or corticosteroids if indicated; fluid support, phosphorous binders

EPILEPSY

HYPERTENSION

HYPERTHYROIDISM

IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)

INAPPROPRIATE URINATION

KIDNEY OR LIVER DISEASE

UTI (urinary tract infection)

Medicated diet, Bacterial infection of the urinary tract, usually the antibiotics; surgery bladder; stones and tumors for stones; chemotherapy in the bladder can also cause for tumors urinary-tract disorders; true infections are rare in cats and can only be diagnosed through culture urine; FLUTD is much more common

Herbs, homeopathics, Natural canned diet; fatty acids, reduced phosphorous antioxidants, and proteins, if needed probiotics

Herbs, homeopathics, olive leaf extract

Natural canned diet

Fluids adminstered at home, as needed

Feed a moist diet to encourage frequent urination

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PURRING O FOR PROTEIN Why Canned Food is Best for Cat Health by Dr. Lisa Pierson

Just as with humans, diet comprises the bricks and mortar of health for our pets. Unfortunately, as we have strayed from a healthy diet, so have the feline friends that are dependent upon us for their food.

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ften ignored principles of proper feline nutrition explain why cats have a better chance at optimal health if they are fed canned food instead of dry nuggets or kibble. Putting a little thought into what we feed our cats can pay big dividends over their lifetime and likely help them avoid experiencing serious, painful and costly illnesses. To begin, it is vital to understand that cats are obligate (strict) carnivores, and are very different from dogs in their nutritional requirements. Cats are designed to have their nutritional needs met by the consumption of a large amount of animal proteins (meat/ organs), instead of those found in plants


(grains/vegetables). Plant proteins are less complete than meat proteins. A wild catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diet typically consists of rodents, birds, rabbits, lizards and insects. Such natural feline prey are high in animal protein, high in water content (about 70 percent) and low in carbohydrates (less than 5 percent). Most canned foods are of similar proportions. Now, consider three key negative issues associated with dry cat food: 1) as a protein source, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too high in plant (grain or vegetable) protein and too low in animal protein; 2) the water content is far too low, at just 5 to 10 percent; and 3) its carbohydrate load is too high, as much as 50 percent. This is not what is needed to support a healthy animal.

Protein Puzzle Humans and dogs can take the amino acids provided in plant proteins and, from those, produce any missing amino acids normally provided by animal proteins. Cats cannot do this, and so cannot live on a vegetarian diet. That is why the protein in dry cat food, which is often heavily grain-based, is not equal in quality to the protein in canned cat food, which is meat-based. The protein in dry food, therefore, earns a lower score in terms of biological value. Many pet food companies use grain proteins, such as corn, wheat, soy and rice, which are cheaper ingredients than meat proteins, because this practice contributes to a higher profit margin.

dry diet. The fact that urinary tract problems are common in cats, and often life-threatening, underscores the importance of keeping water flowing through the kidneys and bladder, which is critical to the health of this organ system.

Carb Load The high carbohydrate load of dry cat food wreaks havoc on the blood sugar balance of many cats because they lack the necessary enzyme systems to efficiently process carbohydrates. This comes as no surprise, given a catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strict carnivore status. While some cats are able to handle elevations in blood sugar levels, many are not, and this can contribute to the development of diabetes. In the 20th century, dry kitten

Lisa Pierson is a doctor of veterinary medicine based in Lomita, CA. For more information on how to make the switch to a healthier diet, see the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transitioning Dry Food Addicts to Canned Foodâ&#x20AC;? at CatInfo.org.

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and cat food attracted a huge following due to its convenience and affordability, but informed and caring owners now realize that wet cat food is a far more healthy choice. Veterinarians and enlightened consumers understand that a core principle of nutrition is: pay more for good food now or pay the doctor later. This principle applies to our pets, as well as to us. Finally, no discussion of dry versus canned food would be complete without addressing the myth that dry food is good for a catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teeth. In fact, this old tale has no basis in reality.

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Buy a good leash. A leash is a non-negotiable piece of equipment. Best Friends trainer Mark Renick recommends using a six-foot lead for running. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long enough so that you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t step on your dog, but short enough so you can keep him under control,â&#x20AC;? he advises. Use this leash just for jogging and your dog will soon connect it with running, rather than strolling while sniffing every tree or lamppost.

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A Time To Align: Anusara Yoga for Pregnancy by Sue Elkind

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ne of the first things an Anusara® yoga teacher learns is to look for the beauty in students before adjusting posture. We are trained to see the body as a ‘temple that houses the Divine’ and to make physical, therapeutic adjustments to enhance the light that was already present. It is a life-affirming attitude that continues to inspire and help set the tone for students to step more fully into their hearts. In prenatal yoga, this complimentary philosophy toward pregnancy and the Universal Principles of AlignmentTM support a woman and allow her to more confidently step into her potential while relieving her aches and pains. For over a decade now, I have used the principles and practices of Anusara Yoga as a foundation to empower women throughout all stages of pregnancy. On the deepest level, the philosophy encourages a woman to trust in her greater connection to the Universe and to remember that the currents of Grace are always guiding her to be in her heart. On the physical level, the Universal Principles of AlignmentTM work seamlessly to strengthen and align the body so she feels more comfortable and confident during her uncertain journey into birth and motherhood. A regular yoga practice can help to reduce swelling and inflammation around the joints, promoting circulation of blood and oxygen throughout the body. As the baby grows in the womb, the fluid movements of yoga support both healthy digestion and regularity. Through optimally aligning the physical body, the hips open, the lower back is supported and the pelvic floor muscles tone, better preparing a woman for both labor and physical birth. Through connecting to the breath, a woman learns to deeply relax and tune in to the natural rhythms inside— reducing anxiety and stress. Pregnancy is the only time when two heartbeats (mother and child) share one breath, therefore, through the breath, the mother can consciously communicate her innermost feelings to her baby. The more 48 Lehigh Valley www.healthylehighvalley.com

lovingly a woman brings her awareness to the breath, the more it naturally expands and relaxes into both her and her baby. Things to remember for women practicing prenatal yoga: • Keep the breath smooth and even—avoid holding the breath. • Always create space for the baby—use props when necessary. • Never push or force a pose. • Keep feet at least hip width apart. • Take as many breaks as needed. • Strength over flexibility — keep back muscles strong. • Maintain good alignment. • Keep water nearby, rest, take bathroom breaks when needed. What to avoid: • • • • •

Jumping in or out of poses. Low back twists, anything closing the belly. Abdominal crunches. Overstretching. Arm balances that ‘grip’ the abdomen or create less space in the belly. • Forward bends that compress the belly. • Lying flat on the back after the 4th month. Poses to be cautious of: • Inversions should not be done with new students to yoga. Experienced practitioners should consider avoiding inversions during weeks 10-13. • Backbends can overstretch ligaments and abdominals and destabilize the sacrum. • Pigeon—this deep hip opener can strain the groins and cause sacral shifts. • Balancing poses that may create instability. Use the wall to avoid falling. It is important for women to remember there is no ‘right’ way to be pregnant or to give birth. Just as each person is unique in their own way, so too is every pregnancy. Yoga teaches us to celebrate both our diversity and commonality. Sue Elkind is a nationally renowned certified Anusara® yoga teacher that has been featured on the Crunch fitness prenatal yoga video, Yoga Mama, and inFit Pregnancy, W Magazine, and Spa magazine. She is the author of A Time To Align: an Anusara Yoga Guide for Teachers, Students and New Moms, and holds Anusara yoga workshops, immersions, teacher trainings, and classes at DIG Yoga, her studio in Lambertville, N.J., as well as nationally and internationally. Elkind and her family live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Elkind will be offering an Anusara Yoga Prenatal Training for teachers seeking to teach prenatal yoga and for pregnant students on April 15-17 at Kula Heart Yoga in Nazareth. For information call 610-746-5852 or visit KulaHeartYoga.com.


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Yoga Series begins - Improve overall well being, alleviate back pain, relieve stress, increase flexibility, & build strength through yoga focusing on proper alignment. For all levels. Beginners welcome. Weekly, 9:15-10:30am and 5:30-6:45pm. Near Bethlehem Wegman’s. Yoga with Stephanie Snyder, a Registered Yoga Teacher, call 610-8670116 or visit YogawithStephanieSnyder.com.

Relax and Renew Workshop – Looking to spend a peaceful evening with yourself or a friend? Indulge in aromatherapy massage, guided relaxation (yoga nidra), and gentle yoga poses. All are welcome, no yoga experience needed. 5-7pm. $25. Led by Nancy DeVogel and Joe Premecz. Lehigh Valley Yoga. 1701 Union Blvd. Allentown. 610-776-2676.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11 Spring Detox Yoga Weekend – With Laurel Attanasio. 3/11 - 3/13. Systematically stretching and compressing every part of the body to help waste-removal and keep the body functioning well. Friday’s session initiates the detoxing process. In the Saturday and Sunday session encourages the body to fully detox. The Yoga Loft, 521 East 4th St., Bethlehem. 610-867-9642

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 TUESDAY, MARCH 1 Yoga for Core Strength – Dynamic & active yoga that works the abdominals; a physically challenging and invigorating practice. Strengthens and energizes while decreasing the cause of back pain and improving posture. All levels 7-8pm. $65/6 wks or $15 drop in. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St, Easton. 610-923-7522

SATURDAY, MARCH 5 Inversions Made Easy – Inversions improve circulation, calm the mind, and elevate your mood. Covers forearm stand, handstand, as well as prep exercises to build the necessary upper body and core strength to become supported upside down. 1-3pm. $25. Lehigh Valley Yoga. 1701 Union Blvd. Allentown. 610-776-2676. Therapeutic Yoga Series – Managing Stress Through Breathwork & Meditation. This instructional workshop teaches a combination of yoga poses, breath-work and meditation for managing everyday stress. 5:30-7pm, $25 w/rsvp. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area. 610-395-3355

SUNDAY, MARCH 6 FREE Community Yoga – This is a gentle class and open to all levels. 1pm-2pm. Easton Yoga. 524 Northampton St, Easton. 610-923-7522 Prenatal Yoga – With Dorothea Brandes. Program will help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. No yoga experience needed. A caregiver/doctor’s note required. 4:30-6pm. $75/6wks or $15 to drop in. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St., Easton Flowing Into Handstand – An invigorating vinyasa flow handstand workshop. Whether you are newer to handstand or a more advanced practitioner, experiencing handstand as part of the pranic flow will change your perspective on this wonderfully energizing and strengthening asana. 2-4pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 East 4th St., Bethlehem. 610-867-9642

Yoga Series Begins - Improve overall well being, alleviate back pain, relieve stress, increase flexibility, & build strength through yoga focusing on proper alignment. For all levels. Beginners welcome. Weekly, 9:00-10:15am. Near Bethlehem Wegman’s. Yoga with Stephanie Snyder, a Registered Yoga Teacher, call 610-867-0116 or visit YogawithStephanieSnyder.com. Yoga for Stiff Guys – With Danny Marshall. Yoga is not just for “flexible” bodies. Through this yoga series you will gain strength, flexibility, stamina and learn ways to reduce stress in your life. No experience necessary. 10-11:30am. $85/8 wks or $15 drop in. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St, Easton. 610-923-7522 Spring Hafla – An Evening of Bellydance and Benefit show for Birds with Amala Gameela and guest Bellydancers! Delicious Middle Eastern refreshments provided by Phoenicia and scrumptious sweets provided by Sugarmama’s Cupcakes. 7pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 East 4th St., Bethlehem. 610-867-9642

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Belly Dance Basics Workshop – With Hannah Nour. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced dancer looking to review the movements, Hannah will lead participants through the basic vocabulary in a friendly, non- judgemental atmosphere. 1-3pm. $40 until 3/6; $50 thereafter. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St, Easton. 610923-7522 Vixens and Vino – Intro to the Art of Burlesque sassy, funky and always loads of fun in this 3 hour workshop! Burlesque moves consist of simple dance steps performed with a cheeky, teasing, flirtatious attitude which emphasizes confidence and sexuality. Ladies only! No experience necessary. 4-7pm. $55. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St, Easton. 610-923-7522 The Yoga of Breath – With Alicia Wozniak. All levels workshop will use breathing techniques to reawaken the energy of the body, to cast off the last of winter and to bring your body to embrace spring. This workshop is great for new students! 6:30-8pm. $15. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St, Easton, 610-923-7522 Kundalini Yoga Boot Camp – A 6 week series to challenge and transform you with Prem Siri Kaur. Intermediate level kriyas will be taught and practiced to help you cleanse, detoxify, tone the whole body, and improve your metabolism. March 15th, 22nd, 29th, & April 5th, 12th, 19th., 7:45-8:45pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 East 4th St. Bethlehem. 610867-9642

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savethedate Take your practice to the Next Level A 3 Part Series with Carrie Morgan PHASE 1: Sunday, March 13th - 1-4:30pm A User’s Guide to Moving Safely in the Flow. Learn the basics of an aligned flow so that you can receive the maximum benefits from your practice. PHASE 2: Sunday, April 3rd, 1-4:30pm Learn the proper alignment to be upside down safely and effectively. PHASE 3: Sunday, May 15th, 1-4:30pm Power of the Warrior and Deepening Your Forward Fold Building the courage and strength to take your practice to the next level comes from the warrior poses. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St. (3rd Floor), Bethlehem PA 18015, 610-867-9642, www.theyogaloftofbethlehem.com

FRIDAY, MARCH 18 Partner Yoga – Bring more vitality and connection to your relationships and to yourself. Builds trust, strength and compassion as you support each other in postures. Builds better communication as you listen to and help each other. 7-9pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 East 4th St., Bethlehem. 610-867-9642 Gates of the Spine – With Jamie Elmer. Focus on opening the gates of the spine – the hips and shoulders – with that, the upper back, core and lower back. By opening theses gates to the spine, we are able to move with grace and stability. 6:30-8pm. $50. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St, Easton. 610-923-7522

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 Exploring the Core – With Jamie Elmer. Examine the placement, flexibility and strength of our physical core. This workshop will include core strengthening, hip and hamstring opening, as well as inversions. 11am-1pm. $40 before 3/5; $50 thereafter. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St, Easton. 610-923-7522 Walking Yoga – Gait Therapy – With Jamie Elmer. How we move is what determines our muscular and joint health. In Walking Yoga – Gait Therapy, we look at how we move from the ground up, starting at our feet. 3-5pm. $40 before 3/5; $50 thereafter. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St, Easton. 610-923-7522 Kudalini Yoga & Meditation Master Class – Green Energy for Prosperity the Heart Chakra. With Prem Siri Kaur. We will practice a warm-up kriya for opening the heart center and an extraordinarily powerful prosperity kriya. Get ready to feel the love! 2-5pm. Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642

SUNDAY, MARCH 20 Private Gait Therapy/Yoga Sessions – In Gait Therapy private sessions, Jamie works with your unique body and way of moving - designing a system specific for your needs, physical goals and injuries. Private sessions available 11am-4pm.Call for appointment. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St, Easton. 610-923-7522

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Kundalini Yoga: Aquarian Age – With Iris Bunk. We will explore what it means to live as an Aquarian. There will be a kriya to enlighten the body, mind, and spirit, as well as a meditation to help us charge up for age that is to come. All levels welcome. 2-4pm. $30 before 3/13, $40 thereafter. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St., Easton. 610-923-7522 Restorative Yoga Soak – With Alicia Wozniak. Soak up warm loving restorative yoga and let the stress pour off you. Regenerate yourself! Bear the fruit of this practice by planting the seed of active relaxation into your life. 4:30-7:30pm. $45 before 3/6; $55 thereafter. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St., Easton 610-923-7522

TUESDAY, MARCH 22 HoopBeats Open Hoop Series – No experience required introduction to hooping, you will acquire all the building blocks you’ll need to create a solid platform which you can build upon. More experienced moves will be taught for those students with previous hooping experience. 5:45-6:45pm or 8:159:15pm. $80/8ks or $15 drop in. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St., Easton. 610-923-7522

SATURDAY, MARCH 26 Yoga Works Teacher Trainer – Highlighting abdominal awareness and its utility in standing and balancing poses. Cultivate appropriate alignment and engagement allowing for a refreshing experience of asana, as the Yoga Sutras encourage. 10am-1pm abdominals & balance. 2-4pm forward bends. The Yoga Loft, 521 East 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642

SUNDAY, MARCH 27 T’ai Chi Chih FREE Demo – With Megan Everett. T’ai Chi Chih® is a form of moving meditation which consists of 19 gentle movements and 1 posture that are done standing. Answer any questions students may have. 11:30am-Noon. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St., Easton. 610-923-7522 ®

Qi Gong for Awakening Spring Energy – Through breath awareness, posture, mental focus and simple movements, qi (energy) is increased and circulated throughout the body. This life force can then be directed for improving vitality, self -healing, and health enhancement. 2-4:30pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610-867-9642

TUESDAY, MARCH 29 Belly Dance - with Surayyah. Beginner and Technique classes offer a fun atmosphere to learn about body awareness, build muscle tone, learn and expand on basic movements and explore Middle Eastern music. Beginner 6:30 - 7:30pm; Technique 7:30 8:30pm. $85/8wks. East Coast Dance Connection, 22 Alta Drive, Whitehall. 610-395-6244.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 Yoga 101: Introduction to Yoga for Beginners – With Dorothea Brandes. Through cultivating inner awareness and identifying areas of the body that feel tight and restricted the student learns to release and open. Build your body awareness and mobility. 1011:30am. $90/8wks. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St., Easton. 610-923-7522

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ongoingevents Yoga and Fitness SUNDAY Anusara Inspired Yoga/Mixed Level - The practice follows the Universal Principles of Alignment(TM), while celebrating the heart and the beauty in all. Anusara is a spiritual practice that embraces the beauty of diversity, truth and creative freedom of the Divine. 8-9:30am. Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852. Kundalini Yoga - Use movement, sound current, breath and meditation to relax and heal your mind and body.   Kundalini Yoga offers relief from back pain, stress, addiction, depression and insomnia, as well as weight control.  10-11:30am. Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852. $5 HourYoga/Foundation Class - One hour yoga class - great for beginners and the whole family. Perfect for those wishing to start a practice without any commitment. Every class will be the same sequence to build a strong foundation.  12-1pm Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852. Tai Chi Study Group – For health youthfulness and longevity. To explore more deeply the theory, concepts, and forms of Tai Chi. $150, Attendees get up to 25 classes per month. 1-3pm. The School of Nursing (1628 W Chew St) 1st Sunday of every month. RSVP and questions, contact Michael Angelone at 610-944-0072. Kundalini Meditations with Special Topics – Join Prem Siri Kaur for a powerful beginner’s meditation class. Series of four weeks, students will sit for 31 minutes concentrating on breath, sound, and mudra combinations, relax to a gong healing and enjoy yogi tea and small snacks after each class. 12am-1:15pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. For info call 610-865-2523. Pre/Postnatal Yoga – For pre and post natal moms – babies welcome in this class! (pre-crawlers only). 6-wks/$75. Call to register. The Yoga Loft, 521 E 4th St., 3rd Fl. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642. Beginner’s Yoga 101 — 11:00-11:59am. Looking to try yoga but don’t know where to start? Learn basic yoga poses and breath work, while being introduced to various yoga styles. $85 for 8-week session begins 9/19 or $15 drop-in. Lehigh Valley Yoga. 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 484-547-3325. $5 Community Classes – Great for beginner yoga students as well as an opportunity for more experienced students to deepen their practice. Blossoming teachers in the process of completing, a certified yoga school program, teach this class. $5 cash only, 5:30-6:45pm. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St., Easton. 610-923-7522.

MONDAY ZUMBA – A Latin-inspired, dance fitness class that integrates basic principles of aerobic, interval, and resistance training to maximize caloric output, cardiovascular improvements, and total body toning. 7:15-8:15pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642


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Mat Pilates: Core – With Paola Montes . This class integrates Pilates Principles to awaken and connect with your core, increase strength and flexibility, improve inner focus, and more! 5:30 – 6:30pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 E 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642. Hot Flow Yoga/Level 2 – Hot vinyasa flow yoga class with creative sequencing that will include more intermediate variations of your favorite postures. The heat will help to warm your muscles up quickly allowing you to move deeper into the postures and sweating is a great way to detoxify the body. The Yoga Loft, 521 E. 4th St.. 610-867-9642. Gentle & Restorative Yoga – With Alysha Pfeiffer. This class is for those who would like to work at a slower pace, or anyone who has not been physically active lately and would like to ease themselves into movement. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610.867.9642

WEDNESDAYS Hot Yoga- Come and practice Hot Yoga with Randi every Wednesday night 7:00 pm.  Ideal for yoga students and athletes looking for a challenge. L.V. Yoga, 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 610-776-2676 Core Power Yoga — 7:30-8:30pm. Like the challenge and flow of an Ashtanga class, but seeking a more varied, personalized practice? This class emphasizes building core strength and self-awareness. Be prepared to sweat and work out! $15 drop-in. Lehigh Valley Yoga. 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 484-547-3325. Kundalini Yoga with Ravi Hari - Join veteran certified instructor and psychotherapist, Ravi Hari for this dynamic blend of movement, breath, postures, and sound. 25 yrs exp. Prepare to move and to be moved. All levels. 6-7:30 pm. $15.  North Bethlehem location.  Call for information and directions. 610-868-1296. Power Yoga Intensive — 6:00-7:00pm. Short on time? This intense vinyasa-flow work out cultivates core strength, flexibility, and inner peace. Be prepared to sweat! $15 drop-in. Lehigh Valley Yoga. 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 484-547-3325. $5 Kids Yoga (ages 7-11) - A fun and interactive way to let your children explore body awareness as they move and grow into their youth.  Great way to build new friendships! 4:30-5:25pm. Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852. Zumba Fitness® – The only Latin-inspired dancefitness program that blends red-hot international music steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive. Feel the Music. 11:30-12:30pm. Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852.

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Beginner’s Yoga– Bonita Cassel. Attention to alignment and self love make this class a perfect one for those beginning or challenged with limitations. Also available Wed & Fri, 5:45 -6:45 pm, $75/ 6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355

Beginner’s Yoga – Bonita Cassel. Attention to alignment and self love make this class a perfect one for those beginning or challenged with limitations. 10-11am, $75/ 6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355

Yoga Flow, Slow & Gentle – LeeAnn Price. These postures and breathing techniques along with meditation and relaxation will bring you to a state of peace and tranquility. 6:00-7:15 pm, $75/6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355 Chakra Yoga – This kundalini yoga based class incorporates all the best of yoga philosophy and ancient yogic techniques to balance, realign, awaken, and clear the chakras, the energetic counterparts to the body’s glands and nerve networks. An amazing workout for body, mind and spirit. 7:15-8:45pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. Call 610-865-2523. $5 HourYoga/Level 2 Flow - An early morning class to start the day with a challenging class to build strength, flexibility and stamina. A wonderful way to get your energy flowing! 7-8am, Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852. Yoga & Nutrition - Certified Yoga teacher & registered dietitian will teach you how to move your body and learn to live in all aspects of your life mindfully, including nourishment to support a healthy and fit body. A life changing class to help you live a healthier lifestyle. 9:30-11am. Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth PA, 610746-5852. Gentle Restorative Yoga – Restorative yoga uses props such as blankets, bolsters, and blocks to create a practice of mindful relaxation. This practice is for everyone wishing to bring serenity to body, mind, and spirit as we bring calm and peace to self. 5:30-7pm. Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-746-5852. Mat Pilates: Core – With Paola Montes . This class integrates Pilates Principles to awaken and connect with your core, increase strength and flexibility, improve inner focus, and more! 5:30 – 6:30pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 E 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642. Tai Chi – With Hilary Smith. Tai Chi, often called moving meditation, is a discipline that integrates mind, body and spirit as you practice a series of slow-moving martial arts exercises, called “forms”. 6:30-7:45pm The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E. 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642

Tai Chi – A Moving Meditation – Hilary Smith. Learn to keep the muscles active but relaxed, the mind alert but calm, and body movements flowing but well coordinated. 5:30-6:30 pm, $84/8 wks, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville. 610-395-3355

Slim Yoga Series – This one-hour yoga class takes principles of safe and effective asana practice and integrates them with the concept of High-Intensity Interval Training which has been shown to increase metabolism around the clock. 5-5:55pm. The Yoga Loft. 521 E. 4th St. Bethlehem.

YogaRhythms – A yoga flow choreographed to music combining asana with movement. Definitely fun, challenging and different than anything you’ve ever tried before. 7:30 pm. Lehigh Valley Yoga, 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 484-547-3325.

Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga - Gentle vinyasa flow yoga for mixed levels. Take time to honor the body and the spirit. Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township every Thursday 9:30am-10:20am and 7pm-7:50pm. $5/walk-in. 610-252-2098.

ZUMBA – Join the Party! Come to Advantage Nutrition & Wellness in Bethlehem for this fun & energetic class. Zumba helps you burn calories, improve your cardiovascular health and more! Class series offered both Mondays & Wednesdays from 6-7 PM. 6wks/$30. To register contact Tara at 610-443-1885.

Yoga/Gentle & Restorative – With Deanna Nagle. This class is for those who would like to work at a slower pace, or anyone who has not been physically active lately and would like to ease themselves into movement. 7:30-8:45pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St., Bethlehem. 610.867.9642.

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Yoga Level 2/3 – With Brian Toseland - Join Brian for a challenging and inspiring flow practice. This class is for those who wish to deepen there practice leave negativity on the yoga mat to start the weekend right. 4:30-5:55pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642. Gentle Yoga – Growing our Gusto for Infinite Goodness. Weekly donation-based yoga class in Easton. Beginners, all levels and all ages welcome.  Class leans toward gentle yoga, with playful and uplifting energy. 5-6pm at Kim’s Healing Center, 1223 Butler St., Easton.  Call 610-559-7280 to sign up. Yoga/ Feldenkrais® - Carol Siddiqi. To rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit, join us to experience the three powerful disciplines of Yoga (incl. Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws), Feldenkrais and breathing techniques. 11:30 am-12:30 pm, $75/6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 610.395.3355 Happy Hour Yoga – Start your weekend off right! Join us for a mixed level flow yoga class with 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Brian Toseland. 5:306:45pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E. 4th St. Bethlehem. 610.867.9642 FREE Intro to Yoga – Every First Friday. 7–8pm. Call to register. The Yoga Loft 521 E 4th St., Bethlehem. 610-867-9642. Hot Yoga- Come and practice Hot Yoga with Randi every Friday nite at 6:00 pm.  Ideal for yoga students and athletes looking for a challenge. L.V. Yoga, 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 610-776-2676

SATURDAY Ashtanga Yoga RE-mix – LeeAnn Price. Ashtanga yoga with a non traditional, playful approach. You’ll be challenged according to your experience level from beginners to intermediate students. .10:3011:45 am, $75/6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355 $5 Community Classes – Great for beginner yoga students as well as an opportunity for more experienced students to deepen their practice. Blossoming teachers teach this class. $5 cash only. 11am- 12:15pm. Easton Yoga, 524 Northampton St., Easton. 610-923-7522 Power Fusion – For those looking for an athletic practice. boost to your bandha control (abdominals) endurance, and confidence in your inversions. There is always something new to try to keep your practice expanding. Every Saturday at 9:30. Lehigh Valley Yoga, 1701 Union Blvd., Allentown. 484-547-3325. Core Power Yoga — 8:30-9:30am. Rise and shine! This challenging, vinyasa-flow class cultivates greater core strength and self-awareness. Be prepared to sweat and work out! $10 drop-in. West End Yoga Center. 2333 West Highland St., Allentown. 484-547-3325. Rise & Shine Yoga - Mixed Level 8:00-9:15 AM Creating an energetic start to your weekend. This class is recommended for those that want a more vigorous, energetic, flowing class. It will be an uplifting practice! Kula Heart Yoga, 103 S. Main St., Nazareth PA, 610-746-5852.


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Reiki Training: This powerful healing modality and philosophy of life is especially taught in a way that will enhance your spiritual awareness. The Raindrop Technique – Learn a very powerful Reiki II: March 5. technique using essential oils to relax and naturally ® adjust the spine, release stored toxins, release l Celebrate the Spring Equinox with ‘Something stored emotional patterns and boost the immune More’- A Journey with Stephen ReddingAd Proof for Natural Awakeningssystem. – February Issue . 1-3pm. $15.2008 Alternative Healthcare 2358 March 20, 2pm – 4pm- Stephen Redding, the Sunshine Rd., Allentown. RSVP. 610-791-1045. Box 421 Emmaus, PA 18049 • P: (610) 421-4443 • F: (610) 421-4445 author of Something More and More Or Less, takes us on a journey of our Earthly connection and Your Children Well – FREE mini-workshop To: P: (610) 421-4443 lveditor@naturalawakeningsmag.com • Feed www.NaturalAwakeningsMag.com multiple realities, helping us to allow More into and open house for parents and grandparents our lives. Extracted from his multiple near-death Email: (610) 421-4443 interested in anF: ecologically sound and creative experiences, his new worldview of life implies approach to child care. 1-3pm. Greenway CreEffortless Meditation™ Introduction Class – both intention and destiny, and a unique regard and ative Learning Center, 3119 Seiples Station Rd, Greg Schweitzer. Learn about this scientifically love for our world. He will also gift participants Whithall. 610.799.3635 2008 Issue Ad Proof for Natural Awakenings – February validated and physician recommended effortless with Stations, “… a time set aside for walking Please sign your proof and complete the following information: practice that allows you to de-stress, revitalize and gently upon the giving grounds of Greenshire, become healthier byattaking you tosize. a levelSee of restsecond page for larger ads.) (Ad is shown actual receiving more of the wonder and mystery of the Lower CholesterolP: Naturally foods raise To: (610)– What 421-4443 deeper than sleep! 7:30-9:00 PM, $20/Intro Class, who, what, and why of our personal and collective cholesterol? It’s not what you think. Why is your Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville journey through the world of existence.” Rain or Email: F: (610) 421-4443 cholesterol high? How to lower your cholesterol ❑area. Ad610.395.3355 is approved: contact information and is correct Shine. Donation. without drugs.spelling Open to the public, all are welcome. Effortless Meditation™ Advanced Discussion & 7 pm. Family YMCA of Easton 1225 W. Lafayette Bio-Intensive Gardening: Growing healthy, Support – Greg Schweitzer, D. Ay. Monthly series Street, Easton. 610 258 5880. organic vegetables on less land. - March 26, ❑ Ad isand approved with changes Please your proof and complete the indicated following information: of advancedsign conversation meditation instruction Three Week Purification Program - Learn the 10am – 12pm. - Experience the convenience and for those practicing EM™. Benefit by meeting other (Ad is hearing shown atsharing actual size. See forthe larger ads.) truth on howpage to deal with underlying causes of thrill of picking your own food and tasting their meditators, of and experiences, and second and healthindicated issues that are potential threats genuine freshness… and save money, as well! This discussing teachings/books. ❑relevant Ad iswise not approved6:00-7:15 – makeweight changes to your health and well being. FREE class. 6:30experiential ‘hands-on’ workshop will be held at pm, $15, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, 7:30pm. Alternative Healthcare, 2358 Sunshine ❑ Ad is approved: contact information and spelling is correct Greenshire’s Bio-Intensive garden, which is now Fogelsville area.610.395.3355 Rd., Allentown. RSVP 610-791-1045. midst of its spring preparation. Demonstrations and topics to be covered: appropriate garden tools; seed choice, germination and transplanting; garden ❑ Ad is approved with changes indicated location for maximum plant growth; bed preparation; vegetable selections; companion planting and bed layout; composting recipe and prepara❑ Ad is not approved – make changes indicated tion. Facilitator: Mark Fischer, Bio-Intensive practitioner. $25

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Grief Support Series - April 4, 18; May 2, 16 7pm – 9pm - In times of intense change and suffering, the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical body may be holding unexpressed grief. Exploring pain and removing blockages help you come out of isolation and become free to experience more of life. Learn to open your senses, find your anchor, and navigate change effectively. Commitment, forgiveness, and resilience are grounding principles for being fully present in life, and we will focus on developing these tools to help you embody your grief and turn it into action. Experience the fullness of ongoing support that group work offers toward complete healing.  • • • •

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Release your “Self” Renewal Retreat: Using both mind and movement skills and bring out your full potential! $120 meals included. Friday, June 10 ~ 6 pm to Saturday, June 11 ~ 6pm Those interested in training others can continue with: Applied Coordination Pattern™ Training: Apply CPT to support your work for movement training, leadership, bodywork, therapy, or improvisation. Saturday, June 11 ~ 6pm to Sunday, June 12 ~ 3pm. $100. Call 610-395-3355 or go to www.TwinPondsCenter.com for full details.

MEAL PREPARATION FOR SELF HEALING - Tuesdays 3/1 through 4/26 - Join us for 8 exciting Tuesday nights in the kitchen learning quick, fun, and simple dishes and snacks that are healing. Learn to prepare incredibly tasty, inexpensive, and filling meals. 6 - 730p Join us for one or all. PREPARING CULTURED PROBIOTIC SALAD - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 ~ 2pmRaw Cultured Vegetables are delicious and provide an excellent self-rejuvenating source of non-dairy lactobacilli which are important for the maintenance of healthy intestinal flora and the alleviation of digestive disorders. Pathways Holistic Center, 4833 Chestnut St. Emmaus. 610966-7001. PathwaysHolistic.com

savethedate A New Experience Healing Services Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.- Are you suffering in mind, body or spirit? Consider the opportunity to experience Prayer, Anointing, and the Laying on of Hands for yourself or a loved one at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3900 Mechanicsville Rd., Whitehall. Call 610-435-3901 for more information.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8 Weight Control Group Program – 4 sessions: Tues. March.8th & 22nd and April 5th& 19th, 2011. 6-7:30pm. $175 includes Manual, CDs, & DVDs. To register contact: Bev Bley, L.P.N;C.M.Ht. at C.H.A.N.G.E. 610-797-8250. 2020 Downyflake Lane, Suite 302B Allentown, PA 18103 The Dynamic Duo – Learn how the conscious and subconscious minds can work in unison and harmony to enhance your health, happiness and productivity. $25. To register contact: Bev Bley, L.P.N;C.M.Ht. at C.H.A.N.G.E. 610-797-8250. 2020 Downyflake Ln., Ste 302B Allentown. Working Woman’s Day – Stop in for our Working Woman’s Power Lunch. Includes lunch and pampering scented jelly foot soak with a power foot rub. Noon. $18. RSVP needed. Herbs To Your Success 35 Belvidere St., Nazareth. Call 610-365-8996 Singing Bowl Sound Healing/Meditation – 7 Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls are used in this powerful meditation. Come relax, recharge, refocus, rebalance & repair.  Bring a mat & a blanket.  7:008:00 p.m., $20  Mount Eden Retreat, 56 Mill Pond Road, Washington NJ.  908-399-4355

THURSDAY, MARCH 10 Healing Oils of the Bible – What are healing oils? How were they used? How do they apply today? Bring Bible for reference. $15. 6pm. Snow date Mar 24th 6pm. Herbs To Your Success 35 Belvidere St., Nazareth 610-365-8996. Allergy Elimination Seminar - Learn about a pain-less, drug-less allergy elimination therapy in this informative seminar. The therapy tests for over 100,000 substances and can give relief for seasonal, environmental, pet and food allergies. 7pm. Seating limited. RSVP is required to 610-433-6190. Liberty Chiropractic and Holistic Center, 501 North Liberty Street, Allentown.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

Learn How to Muscle Test – Learn the energetics of communicating with the physical body and vibrational bodies through applied kinesiology - Lecture and practice session by Dian Freeman, At Dian’s Wellness Simplified in Morristown, NJ. Noon to 4pm. $50. Deposit and RSVP required. Call 973 267-4816. Approved for AANC CUE credits.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13 Nutritional Certification Prep Course – One of the twelve classes taught over six month period. Those interested in sampling this class please RSVP to sit in for free. Noon-5pm. Dian’s Wellness Simplified, Morristown, NJ. 973 267-4816 for to RSVP. Seating Limited.

TUESDAY, MARCH 15 Therapeutic Yoga Series, Managing Stress Through Breath-work & Meditation – Sheetal Contractor. Learn how therapeutic yoga ‘s benefitoriented approach can help you manage stress. This instructional workshop will focus on basic breathing exercises and meditation techniques for managing everyday stress. 5:30-6:45 pm, $25, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville 610.395.3355 Wine Tasting, Dinner, and Fundraiser – Benefits ICAN of Lehigh Valley. Learn how the appropriate glassware can make a $10 wine tasting like a $50 bottle. Registration includes your own handblown Riedel Vinum Tasting Set. $110 per person price includes buffet dinner, set of 4 Riedel Vinum Stemware Tasting Set, wine tasting and discussion. Sagra Bistro, 620 Main Street, Hellertown. Purchase tickets online at www.icanwinetasting.eventsbot. com or call 484-300-4184.

WEDNESAY, MARCH 16

Pets & Essential Oils Gathering – Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils are a wonderful addition to natural pet care. Get the toxins out of your pets life & they will smell Great!!  Lucey Harley. 6:30-8:30pm. $5. Call 610-641-1116 Reservations recommended but drop ins welcome. Inner Light Holistic Center, Rt 100 & Grosser Rd.. Gilbertsville, Pa.

What Everyone Wants to Know & Afraid to Ask About Eat, Meditate, Love for Perfect Health – New teachings, spontaneous and unique to the group each month. Conversations with teachers/s students of Deepak Chopra, M.D., Helene Leonetti, M.D.& Greg Schweitzer, DAy. Bring your questions. 6:30-8:30 pm, $25, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville Area. 610.395.335

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Breast Cancer Symposium – A Better Way to Health! Join us for an afternoon of information and discussion on an exciting new approach to the diagnosis and treatment of this disorder which has doubled in the last 20 years. Phillip Getson, D.O., Susan Silverstein, PhD, Helene Leonetti, M.D. 1-4pm, $25. Thermographic Testing April 14. Twin Ponds, Fogelsville Area. 610.395.3355

Effortless Meditation™ Introduction Class – Greg Schweitzer. Learn about this scientifically validated and physician recommended effortless practice that allows you to de-stress, revitalize and become healthier by taking you to a level of rest deeper than sleep! 7:30-9:00 PM, $20/Intro Class, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville area. 610.395.3355

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18 Eat Away Inflammation Cooking Class - Gale Maleskey, MS, RD. Learn the basics of the antiinflammatory diet that can help prevent cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and slow aging in a war, sociable setting.. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $25 includes class and delicious meal, Twin Ponds Integrative Center, Fogelsville, 610-395-3355.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 Effortless Meditation™ Introduction Class – Greg Schweitzer. Learn about this scientifically validated and physician recommended effortless practice that allows you to de-stress, revitalize and become healthier by taking you to a level of rest deeper than sleep! 9-10:30am, $20/Intro Class, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355 Addressing Chronic Back Problems – Which Technique is Best for You? Attend one or more of these demonstrations to see, hear and experience the benefits. 10am Trager® Appoach, 11am Coordination Pattern™Training, noon Feldenkrais Method®, 1:30 pm Neuromuscular Massage, 2:30 Structural Integration (Rolf Method), 3:30 Chiropractic & NonSurgical Spinal Decompression, $20 for the day, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville Area 610-395-3355 Bingo Night – Benefits Lehighton Area Pool Pals. Grand prize is a free one day rental of Pool Pavilion. Doors open at 5pm, first game at 6:30pm. $20 package plus specials are available. Food and drink available in a smoke free facility. Lehighton Recreation Center. Call Diane at 610-377-5275. Interpreting medical Blood tests Naturally – Part One of Three. Approved for AANC CUE credits. Dian’s Wellness Simplified, Morristown, NJ. Noon-4pm. $35. Deposit & RSVP Required. 973-267-4816.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20 Traditional Japanese Reiki I, Shoden Class – First Teachings with Paula Michal-Johnson & Jotaro Kashihara,Usui Reiki Ryoho teachers with the International House of Reiki. Learn meditations and techniques to de-stress yourself & practice w/others. 9:30am-5pm. Fountain Hill. 610-866-0788 ICAN Monthly Support Meeting – The International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) of Lehigh Valley provides support for women recovering from cesarean and who are planning VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean). 1-3pm. Free open to the public. Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, 2nd floor meeting room, Allentown. Contact Carrie at 610-316-7968 or Lisa at 484-300-4184 for information.

The Souls’ Mission Workshop - This workshop will help you move into your Soul’s Mission on earth through meditations, clearings, and removal of old programming that stands in your way. Perfect for your ongoing spiritual growth and development. 1-5pm. $45. RSVP.  610-791-1045. Alternative Healthcare, 2358 Sunshine Rd., Allentown.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22 Smoking Cessation Group program – 3 sessions: March. 22nd and April 5th& 19th. 7:30-8:30pm. $150 includes Manual, CDs, & DVD. For more information or to register contact: Bev Bley L.P.N;C.M.Ht. at C.H.A.N.G.E. 610.797.8250. Location: 2020 Downyflake Lane, Suite 302B Allentown. Free Hypnotherapy Certification Orientation – Learn how you can help others to help themselves. As a Certified Hypnotherapist you will understand how the conscious and subconscious minds can work in unison and harmony to enhance health, happiness and productivity. For more information or to register contact Bev Bley, L.P.N;C.M.Ht. at C.H.A.N.G.E. 610.797.8250. 2020 Downyflake Lane, Suite 302B Allentown.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26 Interpreting Medical Blood Tests Naturally – Part Two of Three. Noon to 4pm. $35. Deposit and RSVP required. Dian’s Wellness Simplified in Morristown, NJ. Call 973 267-4816. Approved for AANC CUE credits. Allergy Elimination Seminar - Learn about a pain-less, drug-less allergy elimination therapy in this informative seminar. The therapy tests for over 100,000 substances and can give relief for seasonal, environmental, pet and food allergies. Noon. Seating limited. RSVP is required to 610433-6190. Liberty Chiropractic and Holistic Center, 501 North Liberty Street, Allentown.

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savethedate A Natural Medicine Forum Wednesday, March 16 - 6pm Join us for a free, informal Question and Answer Forum with Dr. Michael Jude Loquasto ND, PHD, DC. Bring your health related questions and benefit from Dr. Mike’s 45 years of experience in Natural Health. Understand how chiropractic internal medicine, custom herbal formulations and non-invasive oral chelation can benefit you. All are welcome. Held at A Natural Medicine Clinic, 2571 Baglyos Circle, Suite B-27, Bethlehem. Call 484-821-1460 for more information. Raindrop Technique Class – Bring balance & harmony to the body by applying therapeutic grade essential oils. Class for practitioners & lay people, wonderful for family & friends to learn together. Instructor, Lucey Harley- Independent Distributor Young Living Essential Oils, trained by Raindrop Technique inventor, Gary Young. 1-5pm. $45 paid in advance. Pre-registration required. Inner Light Holistic Center, Gilbertsville. 610-641-1116.

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

Traditional Japanese Reiki I, Shoden Class – First Teachings with Paula Michal-Johnson & Jotaro Kashihara,Usui Reiki Ryoho teachers with the International House of Reiki. Learn meditations and techniques to de-stress yourself & practice w/others. 9:30am-5pm. Fountain Hill. 610-866-0788

Wellness Expo – Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a free health and wellness expo. Take advantage of FREE chair massage, hand salt scrubs, body fat analysis, aroma readings and spinal, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, cataract and oral cancer screenings. 3-7pm. Free. Nazareth Moravian Church, 4 South Main St. Nazareth.

InterPlay – Sarah Carlson. Join us for stories, stillness, movement and music to unlock the wisdom of the body. InterPlay teaches the language and ethic of play in a deep and powerful way. Discover the ease and amusement within yourself. 2:00-5:00 pm, $15, first experience free, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355

Marcellus Shale Education – Getting the Waters Tested: The Marcellus Shale Factor will be presented by Brian Oram, a licensed Professional Geologist andvolunteer with the Carbon County Groundwater Guardians. 6pm. Environmental Education Center Carbon County, Summit Hill.

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ongoingevents naturalhealth DAILY Care Alternatives Volunteers – Care Alternatives is actively recruiting Reiki Practitioners, Certified Massage Therapists and Comfort Volunteers to impact the lives of Hospice patients. 866-821-1212. Bodywork & Massage – over 20 different types are now available in our safe and supportive environment to help you achieve a relaxed and healthier mind, body and spirit. Call for appointment. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Treatment - Dr.Tom Wachtlmann. This cutting edge chiropractic procedure in most cases is able to open or widen the disc spaces alleviating painful spinal conditions such as spinal stenosis and disc bulging or herniation. Call for appointment. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 610.395.3355 Insomnia Relief – Experience deep healing sleep! Vibro/neuroacoustic technology retrains your brain and central nervous system to go into the deep rest of delta sleep, which allows you to be at your best during the day. Call for appointment. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355

SUNDAY Labyrinth Walk – 4th Sunday of every month from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Public welcome. Donations accepted to support to outside labyrynth construction project. The Labyrinth is a tool for embracing spirituality. Contact Beverly Marriner, certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator at 610 625-4010. Sunday Services – Metaphysical and non-denominational. Rev. Lloyd Moll, Pastor - Unique Sunday services 10:30 am. St. John’s Church of Faith, 607 Washington Street Allentown PA. 610776-7211 All are welcome!

MONDAY Community Exchange Time Bank - When neighbors exchange services everyone benefits. Group Orientations held on the Third Monday of each month at The Center for Healthy Aging at LV Hospital, 17th and Chew Streets, Allentown. 610969-2486 for more information.

TUESDAY Restorative Yoga – A class designed to relax and rejuvenate the body. These comfortable restorative postures are crated by using blankets, blocks and other yoga props. Gentle breathing techniques are also utilized. Learn how to open your body, relax and relieve chronic pain. No yoga experience necessary. 7:30-8:45pm $14. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E. 4th St. 3rd Floor, Bethlehem. 610-867-9642

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and free of charge. Held at TEK Park in Breinigsville at 7p.m. We often have a post-meeting meeting for people who want to get involved with planning the annual Energy Festival. Visit www. themarea.org for more information.

WEDNESDAY Spiritual Healing and Meditation – 7 PM - 9 PM - 1st Wednesday of the months of October thru June. Weather permitting. Everyone is welcome. St. John’s Church of Faith, 607 Washington Street Allentown PA. 610-791-2641

THURSDAY Patanjali Yoga Sutras – This meetup is a study group for those seekers who are looking for a more practical explanation & translation of the Patanjali Yoga Sutras. Every Thursday 6-8pm. Bethlehem South Side Branch Library, 400 Webster St. Bethlehem. Call Paul at 484-695-6880 Coordination Pattern™ Movement Training – Betsy Wetzig. With simple, easy exercises, learn to understand and use the essential connection between your movement and your mind to improve the way you function, both physically & mentally. 7- 8 pm, $75/6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355 Free Herbal Consultations – Learn a natural way to address health and wellness issues. Herbalist available for Free Mini Consult, Every Thursday 11am -5pm. David Harder RH (AHG) at Nature’s Way, Easton. 610-253-0940. Community Exchange Time Bank - When neighbors exchange services everyone benefits. Group Orientations held on the 1st Wednesday of each month 6-8pm at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenburg Campus, RT22 and Shoenersville Rd, Bethlehem. 610-969-2486 for more information. Bike Lessons – Learn to ride a bicycle at any age. Ride confidently in any traffic situation. Learn how to maintain/repair your bicycle. Year-round at the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative (BBC), the hub of CAT-Coalition for Appropriate Transportation.  All classes taught by certified instructors.  Located in downtown Bethlehem, Call 610-954-5744

SATURDAY Mini Spiritual Holistic Fair – 2nd Saturday of the months of March, April, June, August, October, and November. 10 am to 3 pm. St. John’s Church of Faith, 607 Washington Street Allentown PA. 610-776-7211 Parents &Tots, Moves 4 Understanding – Coordination Pattern™ Training, Betsy Wetzig. So much more than fun and exercise – helps with learning and behavior styles, family communication and improved physical condition. (1st & 3rd Sat ea month), $75/6 wks. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355 Bike Lessons – Learn to ride a bicycle at any age. Ride confidently in any traffic situation. Learn how to maintain/repair your bicycle. Year-round at the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative (BBC), the hub of CAT-Coalition for Appropriate Transportation.  All classes taught by certified instructors.  Located in downtown Bethlehem, Call 610-954-5744


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ACUPUNCTURE CLASSICAL 5 ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE

J.L.Collins M.Ac.,Lic.Ac.,NCCAOM Diplomat 2020 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 610-317-6064

5 Element Acupuncture addresses the deepest level of disharmony in the body/mind/spirit, known as the causative factor. Relief for acute conditions and chronic conditions. Practicing for 26 years. Certified in Chinese herbal pharmacology and current graduate student at Moravian Seminary. This study is enriching my practice with a holistic spirituality and embracing of GOD. [Heavenly Qi]

TOTAL BODY RESOURCES, LLC Alexander (Al) Krych L. Ac 1271 N. 9th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 942 Liberty Street, Belvidere, NJ 908-303-2941

Nationally Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture and Asian Bodywork Therapy. NJ and PA Board Certified and Licensed. Acupuncture/ Asian Bodywork therapies  for a variety of health concerns both acute and chronic.  Specialize in treatment of pain, discomfort, stress and wellness issues. Individualized treatment through comfortable environment with compassionate care and service.  Major credit cards accepted.  Call today to schedule an appointment.

LEHIGH VALLEY ORIENTAL MEDICINE CENTRE Ming ming and David Molony 101 Bridge Street Catasauqua, PA 18032 610-264-2755

Acupuncture and herbal medicine with capable, experienced practitioners. Practicing acupuncture in the Lehigh Valley since 1988. Acupuncture, herbs, dietary consultation, and other aspects of Oriental Medicine provide a complete healing system for health and regeneration, enhancing the outcome of Conventional care

LEHIGH VALLEY HELLERWORK Gene Miller, M.Div., AHP 3005 Brodhead Road, Suite 250 Bethlehem, PA 18020 610-861-8776

LISA BAAS ACUPUNCTURE & ORIENTAL MEDICINE 860 Broad St., Suite 100 Emmaus, PA 18049 610-967-0515 www.youracupuncturerx.com

Board certified and licensed Acupuncturist, Dietary and Lifestyle counseling, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs, Laser Acupuncture, Magnetic therapy ( A . R . T. ) A u t o n o m i c R e sponseTesting for Detox and more. 20 years of holistic healing.

LIVEWELL INTEGRATED HEALTH LLC

Dr. Robert W. Livingston III, DC, L.Ac. Dr. Jennifer K. Bollinger, DC, L.Ac. 8026 Hamilton Blvd. Trexlertown, PA 18087 610-395-5509 LiveWellIntegratedHealth.com  

LiveWell Integrated Health offers traditional Chinese acupuncture, chiropractic, body work, and nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Being healthy is a lifestyle choice.... choose to LiveWell. See ad page 32.

ANTI-AGING

Integrative Mind and Body Work Understanding and releasing physical, mental, and spiritual restrictions simultaneously is a key to wellness. I have offered and practiced that philosophy for 25 years.

MARIE RUXTON THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE Marie Ruxton CMT, CN 628 Chestnut Street Emmaus, PA 18049 610-965-2500

Marie is a certified massage therapist trained since 1997 in Advanced Myofascial Release Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Ear Candling, Homeopathy and Holistic Nutrition. Offers comprehensive custom bodywork for those wanting to overcome chronic pain and movement problems. Sessions range from a (2 hour) Head to Toe meltdown massage to “Just Neck and Head” massage for those needing stress relief. Gift certificates available. See ad page 2

MODERN CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

David Nemeroff, NCBTMB 2008 Eberhart Rd, Whitehall, PA 18052 610-737-4212

Dr, Robert Morgan PhD 1212 Eagle Drive Emmaus, PA 18049 610-928-7570

Get the most out of life and maintain control of your own health with a wholistic approach to diminishing the effects of aging. Dr Morgan will guide you from assessment of current health issues to a comprehensive plan to move forward in a healthy energetic way. It’s never to soon or to late to get started. See ad, page 46.

www.therapy4healing.com Restore balance to your body and decrease pain with the power of Craniosacral Therapy. This gentle and non-invasive western osteopathic technique can help relieve many pain issues including migraines, back pain, neck problems, vertigo, TMJ, stress, neurological issues and much more. David Nemeroff also works with your pet’s problems like hip dysplasia, mobility issues and cribbing. See ad page 24.

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AROMATHERAPY LUCEY HARLEY

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CHIROPRACTOR LIVEWELL INTEGRATED HEALTH LLC

Dr. Robert W. Livingston III, DC, L.Ac. Dr. Jennifer K. Bollinger, DC, L.Ac. 8026 Hamilton Blvd. Trexlertown, PA 18087 610-395-5509

LiveWellIntegratedHealth.com   LiveWell Integrated Health offers traditional Chinese acupuncture,  chiropractic, body work, and nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Being healthy is a lifestyle choice.... choose to LiveWell. See ad page 32

COLON HYDROTHERAPY PATHWAYS HOLISTIC CENTER 4833 Chestnut St. Emmaus, PA 18049 610.966.7001 www.pathwaysholistic.com

Cleansing and rebuilding the colon is one of the most essential steps to enhancing your health & wellbeing and reclaiming your life. Safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine. Full services available on site, in addition to educational and teaching seminars to certify interested parties. See ad, page 53.

NEW LEAF WELLNESS CENTER 21 Main Street Clinton, NJ 08809 908-713-1900 NewLeafWellness.com

ALEXANDRA T. MILSPAW 623 W. Union Blvd, Suite 1, Bethlehem, PA 18018 484-894-1246 alexandramilspaw.vpweb.com

Rejuvinate your life through integrative approaches of whole-body healing, relaxation and transformation. Certified in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, hypnotherapy, counseling, and education. Specializing in chronic pain, sexual health, stress management, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

FUNERAL SERVICES

NICOS C. ELIAS FUNERAL HOME, INC

Nicos C. Elias, Supervisor Allentown, Pa. 610-433-2200 www.eliasfuneralhome.com

Mr. Elias offers several different green and eco-friendly funeral plans using biodegradable caskets, preservation without chemicals, and earth friendly paper goods. A natural, back to the earth approach. Biodegradable urns for those choosing cremation. Also offering assistance with home-based funerals

HOLISTIC CENTER GREENSHIRE ARTS CONSORTIUM

Offering colon hydrotherapy, detoxification, wellness coaching and other services to cleanse, maintain and restore health. Colonics are a hygienic and safe method of removing toxins, can boost your immune system, restore proper ph in the body and restore regular bowel movement.

Institute for Holistic Studies Directors: Jim and Arlene Curley Quakertown, Pennsylvania 215-538-0976 • GreenshireArts.org

Dedicated to helping people improve the quality of life while they strengthen, revitalize, and explore new horizons through holistic studies, creative arts, conversation, retreats and community involvement. In a nurturing atmosphere, individuals are invited to experience Greenshire’s space for peace while awakening to the Art of Inspired Living.

COUNSELING – HOLISTIC MEG DEAK MCAT, LPC

Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 628 Twin Ponds Rd., W. Lehigh Valley 610-395-3355 www.twinpondscenter.com

Practical, innovative tools and techniques to help you let go – relieve tension, stress and anxiety; release anger, fear, guilt and sadness; recover from trauma and abuse; increase creativity and problem solving skills. I’d be happy to talk with you about your specific needs.

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JOURNEY WITHIN

Center for Massage Therapy 5930 Hamilton Blvd. Suite 110 Allentown, PA 18106 610)398-6800 www.journey-within.com

Established in 1999, We offer several different massage techniques including Neuromusclar, Medical, Therapeutic, Trigger Point, Deep Muscle, Sports, Pre & Post Natal, Relaxation, Stress Relief and Energy work, also available for On-site Chair Massage for corporate events & social gatherings. We accepted some auto insurances for auto claims and give some insurance discounts. Gift Certificates available. We also offer A Course of Miracles Study Group every Sunday.

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PATHWAYS HOLISTIC CENTER 4833 Chestnut St. Emmaus, PA 18049 610.966.7001 www.pathwaysholistic.com

Combining a variety of the finest holistic healing methods, we help shape your new path to reclaim life and become balanced & whole once again. Over 15 years of restoring health from within by cleansing, nourishing. Comprehensive physical, mental, spiritual and emotional healing services offered plus nutrition programs, prepared foods, retreats, catering services. See ad, page 53.

TWIN PONDS INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CENTER Fogelsville Area, 610-395-3355 www.twinpondscenter.com

Over 25 practitioners offering techniques for stress management, relaxation, movement problems, coaching, counseling, weight management, exercises including aerobics, chiropractic, food preparation and much more. Call today for more information or to register for a private session, class or workshop. See ad, page 7.

HOLISTIC HEALTH DANCING DRAGONFLIES WISDOM Ingrid Geronimo Founder & Life Coach 908-213-3214 www.dancingdragonflieswisdom.com

Intuitive Life Coach to help you uncover and overcome the limited self-talk that has kept you from living the life you’ve always desired. Let me guide you to your next best life.  Your best thinking has gotten you where you are, let me show you how much further you can go!

ROOTS OF VITALITY

Kelly Kark, CNHP, Reiki Practitioner 484-554-7530 www.rootsofvitality.com 4048 Freemansburg Avenue Easton, PA. 18045

Reorganize, Rebalance and Regain Health. Specializing in Reiki, Muscle Response Testing, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Bio Mat Therapy and Bach Flowers. Experienced in treating persons with fibromyalgia, migraines, dementia, anxiety and depression and Add/AdHd. Offer whole food supplements, energy holograms and bands and herbal tinctures.


HYPNOTHERAPY C.H.A.N.G.E.

Beverley S. Bley 2020 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 610-797-8250, www.4change.com

Certified Master Hypnotherapist. Control stress and anxiety, depression, pain and anger. Lose weight, eliminate smoking. Hypnotherapy certification and hypnobirthing classes. See ad, page 25.

Jeanette Egan MS, LPC, CAC-D 860 Broad Street, Suite 106 Emmaus, PA 18049 610 965-3635

Hypnotherapy can change your life by healing the trauma and wounds where they are stored in the subconscious mind. Release your anger, pain, sadness, anxiety, fear, abandonment, guilt and shame. Heal the wounded child with-in. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist & PA Licensed Professional Counselor.

HYPNOTHERAPY AND NEURO LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING ROBERT BURNS

Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Bethlehem, PA 610-462-0804 www.wehavechoices.com

Let me help you rid yourself of Phobias, Allergies, smoking, excess weight, dis-eases, and many other maladies with out side effects. Proven track record nationwide. See Website for endorsements. House Calls available.

ION CLEANSE® DETOX COUNTRY HARMONY

Brick House in Front of Carbon Plaza Lehighton, PA 570-386-3576 Those with high stress lives and poor diets tend to have excess waste p r o d u c t s i n t h e i r b o d i e s . These wastes can attack joints, tissues, and organs causing dysfunction.  Why not try a safe, relaxing 30 minute Ion Cleanse® which may help rid those unwanted wastes?

LIFE AND BUSINESS MENTOR HELEN PAULUS

The Out of the Box Mentor ~ for life Outoftheboxinstitute.com 610-770-9972

Creator of Zero to Abundance in 77 Days, Helen’s passion is inspiring individuals, CEO’s, physicians, and small business owners in uncovering and creating purpose and balance in all aspects of life. If you have ever wonderedIs this all there is to life, this program could be for you. Sign up for a free informational teleconference call at ootbi.com.

Life Coach Annette Carpien, Certified Master Relationship Coach

For relationships that thrive, for singles and couples Annette@greatrelationshipscoaching.com 610-428-2755

Want a loving relationship that is happy and successful over time and through challenges? If you are single again, dating, or “taken”, call Annette for relationship coaching for communication enhancement & love that lasts.

Steve Gunn & Associates Coaching

247 Spruce St., Emmaus, PA 18049 610-395-3355 www.CoachSteveGunn.com

The best way to predict your future is to create it. Feeling frustrated with your life, business, career? Experience the support of having a certified coach in your corner, supporting you to achieve your dreams and goals with clarity, focus, ease and grace. Free initial consultation. Meet on the phone or at my office in Emmaus.

MEDITATION & WELLNESS BRIGHT PATH MEDITATION Deborah Belaus 610-462-0776 www.brightpath.vpweb.com

Do you feel like you’re on a Merry Go Round and can’t get off? Learn the science, benefits and practice of meditation (deep stillness within oneself). I have combined this ancient practice to fit in with our modern lifestyle. Get off the Merry Go Round before it throws you off.

COMMANDING YOUR LIFE Beverly F. Jones 610-833-8132 tocleaders.com/beverlyjones

Have you ever wanted the Law of Attraction to be on Steroids? As a Certified Practitioner of “The One Command®” I act as a guide to your discovering the easy, powerful six step meditative process to your power mind. - your theta brain wave.   Clients experience lasting results and gain tools that empower them.  

EFFORTLESS MEDITATION

Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 628 Twin Ponds Rd., West Lehigh Valley 610.395.3355 www.StressReductionResources.com

Destress, revitalize and be healthier with scientifically validated and physician recommended Effortless Meditation. Experience rest deeper than sleep! Greg Schweitzer taught for Deepak Chopra, M.D. and other notables for 30+ years. Introductory classes and a 10-hour course.

NATURAL DENTISTRY BEATA A. CARLSON, D.D.S. Cosmetic and Natural Dentistry 2600 Newburg Rd. Easton, PA 18045 610-252-1454 www.beatacarlson.com

Dr. Carlson begins with a Natural or Holistic approach to enhance your physical health and eliminate any compromise to the immune system. Mercury free, non-surgical periodontal treatment, tooth whitening, cosmetic makeovers and herbal support in a gentle, relaxing and caring atmosphere.See ad, page 39.

MILAVEC DENTAL CARE Daniel J. Milavec, DDS 1855 Washington Ave. Northampton, PA 18067 610-262-7829

Holistically oriented dentistry realizes that the mouth is connected to the whole body. Mercury free. nonsurgical gum disease treatment with nutraceutical programs to support healthy smiles. Complete smile makeover with High Speed Braces™ and tooth whitening. See ad, page 21.

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NATURAL FAMILY MEDICINE A NATURAL MEDICINE CLINIC

DR. MICHAEL JUDE LOQUASTO, ND, PHD, DC

Lehigh Valley Professional Center 2571 Baglyos Circle, Suite B-27 Bethlehem, PA 18020 * 484-821-1460 www.drmichaelloquasto.com

Specializing in Natural Medicine for over 25 years, Dr. Loquasto holds doctorates in Naturopathy, Nutrition and Chiropractic Internal Medicine.  He is also a Master Herbalist as well as a certified Clinical and Dietitian Nutritionist.  Dr. Loquasto offers custom formulations for specific conditions and non-invasive chelation therapy.  In addition the following tests are done at the clinic:  live cell microscope, circulation testing, EKG, pulmonary lung testing, bone density, x-ray, scanning for foot & ankle problems, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels and blood testing for diabetes and other health issues.  The goal is to restore and/or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

MAULFAIR MEDICAL CENTER Conrad Maulfair, D.O. 403 North Main St. Topton, PA 19562 610-682-2104

www.drmaulfair.com, www.purelyyoudetox.com Dr. Maulfair is an Osteopathic Physician bringing four decades of knowledge and experience in alternative, complementary medicine to his patient care. Help for all conditions and all ages. Offering Chelation Therapy, Hubbard Method Sauna detoxification – Purely You, and many other treatment programs. Maulfair Medical Center brings the best of both worlds to their patients. See ad, page 19.

WOODLANDS HEALING RESEARCH Family, Environmental and Preventative Medicine Nicholas DiMartino, D.O. 5724 Clymer Rd Quakertown, PA 215-536-1890

Woodlands Healing Research Center is a family practice supporting individualized natural approaches to health. We offer lifestyle and nutritional consultation to achieve optimal health and vitality. We also offer complete women’s services including GYN, menopause, osteoporosis and bioidentical hormone therapy.

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Chiropractic, Naturopathy, Massage Therapy, Nutrition Dr. Merlin L. & Donna Haas 2358 Sunshine Rd., Allentown 18103 610-791-1045

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NUTRITIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Nicholas Theodorou ND 5 Stonecroft Drive Easton, PA 18045 610-258-1894 Nutritek.net

“Dr. Nick” Traditional Naturopath. Get 31 Years of service usand stay healthy. Proven Five-Point ing natural and energetic Program teaches you about eating a techniques to uncover wholesome diet, prudent exercise, the the root cause of an illproper use of supplements, getting ness. We offer chiroquality sleep and reducing stress. Inpractic care, swedish/ ternationally recognized expertise on therapeutic/raindrop nutritional supplements including massage therapy, Nutri- glutathione enhancement! Free mini-consults! Call tion Response Testing, or email for information. Accelerated Allergy Elimination Technique and much more. Call to learn about stem cell renewal. NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING See ad, page 33.

DALLAS WELLNESS CENTER, LLC

Debra E Dallas, MS, MIfHI, DCNT 4048 Freemansburg Avenue Easton, PA 18045 610-253-1977, dallaswellnesscenterllc.com

Dallas Wellness Center is an integrated therapy and diagnostic center. We offer Iridology, Thermographic Imaging, Nutrigenomics and Nutrition, nutraMetrix, Homeopathy, Herbology, Blood Typing, Hair Analysis, Ion Cleansing, Reflexology, Reiki, and Qi-Cultivation classes. When people have been everywhere else and are still sick, they come visit us. See ad, page 55.

NUTRITIONAL NEEDS

Michele Varley Certified Nutritional Counselor 105 Broadway, Jim Thorpe PA 570-325-2277

Let me help you find the balance your body needs to thrive by overcoming nutritional deficiencies. Proper nutrition can literally save your life. Preventive maintenance begins with proper nutrition.

STUCTURAL INTEGRATION ANDREI KAZLOUSKI

Robert E Hartzell RPH, CCN Shelley Surber RD, LDN 300 American Street Catasauqua, Pa 18032 610-264-5471 ext 237

Offering our successful (FLT) First Line Therapy, and Ultra Lite therapeutic Life style programs. Our programs will help with weight concerns; blood sugar concerns, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure. Let us help to implement healthy changes into your life. Change your life, Take back your health. Call for an appointment See ad, page 37.

TWIN PONDS INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CENTER 628 Twin Ponds Rd., West Lehigh Valley 610.395.3355 www.twinpondscenter.com

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628 Twin Ponds Rd., W. Lehigh Valley 610-395-3355 www.rolfway.com

ROLF METHOD OF STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION - highly effective hands-on approach for improving posture, alleviating chronic pain, increasing energy level, and enhancing flexibility through restoring your body to its natural state of alignment. Enjoy moving freely again! Board Certified Structural Integrator CM and Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. See ad, page 54.

VETERINARY CANINE REHABILITATION Pamela J. Mueller, PhD DVM

3247 B Wimmer Road Bethlehem, PA 10820 610-865-4348 Let our world class www.AnimalTherapyCenter.com

practitioners help you relieve stress, renew your over-all health and achieve more in your life. Our services are appropriate for people of all ages. Call today for more information or to register for a private session, class or workshop.See ad, page 7.

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Dr. Mueller is a veterinarian with advanced training in exercise physiology and canine rehabilitation. We welcome dogs with neurologic problems, sports injuries and following surgery. Aquatic exercise can rejuvenate geriatric pets and condition competition companions. See ad, page 44.


VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE ANIMAL THERAPY CENTER

Danielle Dulin MVB,CVA 3247 B Wimmer Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18020 610-865-4348 AnimalTherapyCenter.com

Dr. Dulin is a veterinarian certified in medical acupuncture for animals. Acupuncture has been used in humans and animals for over 4000 years and is a good adjunctive therapy to western treatment plans to increase overall vitality and energy and produce profound changes on physical and emotional levels. See ad, page 44.

VETERINARY PHYSICAL THERAPY ANIMAL THERAPY CENTER Beth Kenny M.P.T 3247 B Wimmer Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18020 610-865-4348

A physical therapist with 17 years experience, including special education in canine anatomy and conditions for the past 10 years. Utilize many of the same rehabilitative techniques and therapies used for years with humans to help your animal companion recover from injury, surgery, or to improve their quality of life in the golden years.  See ad, page 44

YOGA Kula Heart Yoga

103 S. Main St Nazareth, PA 18064 610-746-5852 www.kulaheartyoga.com Facebook: Yoga at Kulaheartyoga

“Kula” means community, family, like-hearted. New Student Special - First Class Free.  Diverse yoga classes from beginners to advanced with certified/registered yoga teachers.  Certified Yoga Teacher Training, ongoing workshops, and specialty classes such as Anusara Inspired, Therapeutic, & Kundalini - KinderCare Available for some classes.  Art, Dance & Creative Writing Classes for children and adults. See ad, page 51.

THE YOGA LOFT

521 E 4th St., 3rd Floor (above Cantelmi’s Hardware) Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-867-YOGA (9642) www.theyogaloftofbethlehem.com

The Yoga Loft offers quality yoga instruction for students of all levels in a variety of styles. We also offer workshops and other special events, Certified Yoga Teacher Training, Belly dance, Tai Chi, Kids Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Hooping, and Mat Pilates. See ad, page 49.

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