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AREA FARMERS MARKETS Belleville Farmers Market
At the end of Main Street, in Victory Park Contact: Bob Kennedy, 734-699-2034 May-September, Saturday 9-2pm
Canton Farmers’ Market
Canton, 420 Cleveland Ave Contact: Kristina Natoli, 734-394-5460 June 20 – October 17, Sunday 8-1pm CantonFarmersMarket.com
Detroit Eastern Market
2934 Russell Street, between Mark and Gratiot, Detroit Contact: Randall Fogelman, 313-833-9300 Year-Round public market: Saturday 5 am - 5pm Detroiteasternmarket.com Project FRESH and Food Stamps accepted
Detroit – East Warren Avenue Farmers Market Center of East English Village, East Warren Avenue, Detroit Contact: Richard Hertz, 313-571-2800 ext. 1136 July 12 – October, Saturday 10-3pm
The Farmers & Artisans Market of Dearborn
22100 Michigan, The market’s new location surrounds Bryant Library and extends behind the city parking lot between Tenny and Howard streets. Contact: Joan Reed, 313-278-8759 June 5 – October 30, Fridays from 8-1pm
Garden City Farmers Market
Garden City Town Center Plaza, Lot south of Kroger, northeast corner of Ford and Middlebelt, Garden City Contact: Amelia Oliverio, 734-422-4448 May 6 – October 26, Wednesday 9-2pm
Grosse Pointe – West Park Farmers Market
On Kercheval between Lakepointe and Beaconsfield, Grosse Pointe Park Contact: Jennifer Meldrum, 313-822-2812 ext. 200 May 16 – September 26, Saturday 9 – 1pm Grossepointepark.org
Highland Park Farmers Market
Woodward Avenue, across from Auedes Market, Highland Park Contact: Teresa Cummings, 313-422-8730 July – September Saturday 10-3pm Project FRESH accepted
Lincoln Park – Fort Visger Collaborative Farmers Market
1355 Southfield Road, municipal parking lot across from City Hall, Lincoln Park Contact: Leslie Lynch-Wilson, 313-598-3137 May 3 – October 25, Sunday 11 – 4pm Holiday Market: November 22, 10-3pm
Livonia – Wilson Barn Farmers Market
29350 W. Chicago at Middlebelt, Livonia Contact: Karen DePerro, 734-261-3602 June 21 – October 11, Saturday 8-3pm
Northville Farmers Market
Northville Downs Race Track, corner of W. Seven Mile and Sheldon Road, Northville Contact: Sher Watkins, 248-349-7640 May 1 – October 30, Thursday 8-3pm Project FRESH accepted
Northwest Detroit Farmers Market
15000 Southfield, Bushnell Congregational Church Parking Lot, Detroit Contact: Pam Weinstein, 3 13-387-4732 ext. 103 July – October, Thursday 4-8pm October only, 3-7pm Project FRESH accepted
Plymouth Farmers Market
In “The Gathering”, on Penniman Ave., just east of Main Street, Plymouth Contact: Mary Heim, 734-475-2585 May – October, Saturday 7:30-12:30pm
Wayne Farmers Market
35310 Michigan Avenue W., next to theatre Contact: Sandy McClure, 734-516-0202 May 20 – October 28, Wednesday 3-7pm ci.wayne.mi.us/farmers_market.shtml
Wayne State (SEED) Farmers Market
5201 Cass Avenue, in front of Prentiss Hall, across the street from the Detroit Public Library Contact: Kami Pothukuchi, 313-577-4296 June 3 – October 30, Wednesday 11-4pm Michigan Bridge Card and WSU One Card accepted Clas.wayne.edu/seedwayne
Wyandotte Farmers Market
Corner of Maple and Biddle Contact: 734-324-4500 May 29– September 18, every 2 weeks on Friday 5/29, 6/5, 6/19, 7/8-11 (Street Art Fair), 7/17, 7/31, 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18
Please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org with changes or updates to these free listings for the local farmers markets. We’re doing our best to pass along accurate information and to help support the farmers markets.
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Is It Really Organic?
Dirty Girl Farm
What’s Ripe Now?
Exploring the Raw Life by Lisa Turner by Dr. Carol Ann Fischer by Erin Eagen pg. 22
Summer Bounties from Local Farms by Susie Ruth
Beat the Heat
Whole Food Supplements
Play as Exercise by Jen Lemen pg. 24
Five Water Workouts to Keep You Fit and Cool by Jodi Helmer Benefits for Pets by Dr.. Matthew J. Heller
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The once unimaginable changes, that our globally connected world brings to our doorstep, are accompanied by views of how people are suffering in other countries far more than we are. As we approach our nation’s birthday this year, I am renewed by a sense of thankfulness for the freedoms and blessings that we all enjoy.
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Rotary Sends Students to Study Abroad
ore than 750 university students from 60 countries have been selected to study abroad as Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars during the 2009-10 academic year. Designed to bridge cultures and encourage goodwill, the program is one of Rotary’s leading efforts to promote world peace and understanding. Ambassadorial Scholarships provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to study at participating universities in the 200 countries and geographical areas where Rotary clubs are active. While abroad, scholars participate in community service projects and speak at local Rotary club meetings and conferences, schools, civic organizations, and other forums where they serve as goodwill ambassadors for their home countries. For scholarship guidelines and application forms visit Rotary.org. E-mail RotaryScholarships@gmail.com or call 866-9ROTARY.
Go Green at Garden Family Hootenanny
here’s wonder to be found through the garden gates this summer during the Garden Family Hootenanny, July 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. at The Whitney in Detroit. As parents dig into food and drink in the outdoor cafe, kids will discover bubbles, games and crafts along the garden path. The Whitney will provide garden fare, cocktails and mocktails for purchase. Live performances include Mydols, Cello-Bella! and a Music Together demonstration. The Garden Family Hootenanny is sponsored by Ecostore USA. It is the latest in a series of Hootenanny concerts and CDs organized by Mydols lead singer April Boyle to celebrate music both children and parents can enjoy. Since 2001, Detroit Family Hootenannies have brought together talented musicians to jam with full audience participation. The concerts gave rise to two criticallyacclaimed compilation CDs, “Detroit Family Hootenanny: Detroit Folks Playing Old and New Music for Kids” in 2006, and “Holiday Hootenanny” in 2007.
Wayne State Students Planting SEEDS of Sustainability
he SEED Wayne program is looking for volunteers on multiple fronts to help cover their campus and Detroit neighborhoods with edible plants. The group sprang from Wayne State University’s agriculture program. In addition to planting sustainable urban gardens, the SEED program works in partnership with community-based organizations promoting food security, urban agriculture, farm-to-institution, and food and fitness planning and policy development. SEED needs help in their campus garden every Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Warrior Demonstration Garden. Tasks include bed prep, planting, trellising, watering and, of course, weeding. Volunteers are needed every Wednesday at the farmers market between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tasks include surveying, set up, take down and special event assistance. Volunteers are also needed for the Healthy Corner Stores Evaluation and Marketing program. As part of trying to increase fresh produce access and consumption at corner stores on Detroit’s near-east side, volunteers would help with surveying, marketing and record keeping. To volunteer, e-mail W.Ahee@wayne.edu, or call 313- 701-7027. For more about SEED, visit Clas.Wayne.Edu/SeedWayne.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and free to kids 12 and under. Reservations at (313) 832-5700. Visit TheFamilyHoot.com, EcostoreUSA.com and TheWhitney.com. The Whitney is located at 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
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Rise and Shine with Yoga
uesdays from 5:45 - 6:30am evolve yoga studio is offering a new earlymorning yoga class Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 a.m. The class was designed for individuals who may only have time to fit in yoga class early in the morning because the rest of their day is packed with work, kids, errands and appointments say evolve owners. Students start the day with sun salutations and practice a variety of yoga postures and breath work to develop strength, balance and flexibility to enhance the mind-body connection. evolve Yoga Studio is located at 7986 Lilley Road, in Canton. Contact mail email@example.com and 734-454-YOGA. evolve-Yoga.net.
Splash Park Open for Summer Fun
ith more than 10,000 square feet of fun, how can summer get better? Splash Park is now open at the Downriver YMCA, 16777 Northline Road, in Southgate. Park perks include a giant water slide, pool for lap swimming and a pool side cafe. Lessons are available as well. Daily, group and season passes are available. Lifeguards are always on duty.
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n Saturday, July 25th from Noon to 8:00 p.m. and again Sunday July 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the Detroit Tigers will be launching their inaugural “Going, Going, Green!” event at Tiger Stadium. The mission of the “Going, Going, GREEN!” Weekend Trade Show is designed to educate fans of the Detroit Tigers and other residents of the Metro Detroit area about the products and services that can help make their lives more GREEN. The exhibitor area will be located on the West side of Comerica Park. Each exhibitor will be offering their products or services to attendees of the event, which is open to the public - not just ticket holding Detroit Tigers game attendees. For more information on exhibiting, visit Tigers.com/green.
Restaurants Serve Healthy Food With an Ethnic Flair
ith two locations in metro Detroit, Al-Ameer continues to expand its offerings. Its new Al-Ameer pastry shop in Livonia offers French and Middle Eastern pastries with fresh and healthy ingredients. The restaurants offer another venue for raw dishes and dishes made with locally purchased ingredients. Both Al-Ameer restaurants offer fresh smoothies and salads. All ingredients are purchased locally when possible, and the olive oil comes from groves in Lebanon owned by the restaurant. “Everything is made in-house from scratch, using no additives or preservatives,” says manager Abbas Ammar. “Supporting local farmers and knowing that our ingredients are fresh and made from scratch is important to us.”
Scholarships for Naturopathic Teachers
aturopathic College of Ann Arbor, in association with Gaia School of Herbal Studies, offers prize drawings for school scholarships through July 25 for talented experienced teachers. Sample Gaia products and order herbal medicines at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market most Saturdays. To enter the drawing, visit area natural food stores between Lansing and Toledo, Ohio. The Grand prize is an $18,000 full scholarship to the program; each store will also have a prize winner for individual classes and programs. Visit GaiaHerbalStudies.net and NaturopathicCollegeofAnnArbor.net. To sponsor a drawing, call 734-769-7794.
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Batters Up Major League Baseball Stadiums Go Green Ballparks are greening more than the outfield grass, reports E/The Environmental Magazine. Leading examples are cutting energy use, upping recycling efforts and taking the first steps into renewable energy. Even the nation’s oldest, Fenway Park, in Boston, is now one of the city’s 12 greenest buildings. New construction brings opportunities for energy-efficient field lighting and waterless and low-flow plumbing fixtures, as well as heat-reflective and vegetative roofs. Citi Field, in New York, and Nationals Park, in Washington, DC, are good examples. Renovations, which recur about every decade in a stadium’s existence, also are up for eco-improvements. Remarks John McHale, Major League Baseball’s executive vice president for administration, “I expect the renovation work is going to be done with a much higher consciousness to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification than has ever been the case.” For more information on the Detroit Tigers’ Going, Going, Green! event this month, see ad on the back cover, the NewsBrief on page 7 or visit Tigers.com/Green. Visit Emagazine.com and search “ballparks” for feature article.
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reen travel doesn’t mean sleeping in a treehouse or backpacking into a jungle to rescue orangutans, but simply keeping a few Earthfriendly ideas in mind when planning a summer vacation. Of course, when traveling to a foreign country, making an effort to get to know the people, their culture and a few words of their language, respecting local customs and showing appreciation also go a long way toward avoiding the label of “Ugly American.” The easiest ecotravel tips are these: 1. Pack lightly. 2. Find a “green” hotel or eco-lodge. 3. Book a downtown hotel that is walking distance from sights. 4. Take short showers, reuse towels and switch off lights, heat and air conditioning when leaving the room. 5. Ask if the hotel recycles, and participate. 6. Take a non-plastic water bottle that can be refilled. 7. Use public transportation. 8. Eat vegetarian, or at least meals comprised of local meats and produce. 9. Always stay on marked trails and be respectful of nature and wildlife. 10. Buy locally produced gifts and souvenirs to support the local economy. Sources: MSNBC.com/Green Travel, Geekabout.com, IndependentTraveler.com
otion Sickness refers to the uneasiness, cold sweats, dizziness and/ or vomiting brought on by travel by car, train, boat, train, airplane or amusement park rides. Caused by a disturbance in the inner ear, motion sickness can make any journey unpleasant, and once the symptoms have started, they’re difficult to stop. It’s far better to keep the symptoms from starting in the first place by taking precautions, including natural remedies such as ginger or acupressure. Drinking ginger tea, eating crystallized ginger or taking a ginger supplement have all been shown to alleviate a tendency toward motion sickness. Ingesting peppermint and black horehound in tincture form or as tea are also worth a try. Some studies suggest that acupuncture and relaxation training may help. Before traveling, avoid spicy, greasy or fatty meals; don’t drink alcohol or smoke. Do drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated and pack dry crackers in a handy carry-on as a light snack. As always, ask health care providers about the best ways to incorporate these herbs, supplements or other therapies into any existing overall treatment plan. Source: University of Maryland Medical Center
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the body and may actually require more energy to digest. Thus, people who naturally tend to feel cold or dry should avoid them. “For certain body types at certain times of year, a raw food diet could be the best medicine,” says John Douillard, Ph.D., doctor of chiropractic and author of The 3-Season Diet. “But, during cold winter months, for certain body types, it can cause trouble.”
healing foods exploring the raw life by Lisa Turner
I went raw once, and did so with a great deal of enthusiasm for the health benefits I would accrue. Certainly, eating only uncooked food seemed easy enough. Make a bunch of salads, gorge on apples and oranges, eat raw nuts, sprout some beans—piece of cake, I thought. After three weeks, all I wanted was a piece of cake. And bread. And hot, hot soups. Slowly but surely, after two months I returned to my old eating habits and to my beloved stove. I didn’t know what I know now: With a few simple tricks, we can conquer cooked-food cravings, as well as other common obstacles to a raw foods diet. Multiple Benefits The payoff for eating raw foods makes it worthwhile. When you cook food above 114 degrees, it destroys the enzymes that help you digest and assimilate the food. High temperatures also alter the chemical structure of vital nutrients. Overall, “You lose 50 percent of the protein, 80 percent of the vitamins and minerals and about 95 percent of the phytonutrients,” says Gabriel Cousens, a medical doctor and author of Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine. By enhancing nutrient absorption and making digestion easier, raw foods allow the body to spend its energy on
other important functions. “If the body’s working on trying to digest heavy, difficult-to-process food, it can’t focus on healing,” says Natalia Rose, author of The Raw Food Detox Diet. The potential benefit of going raw is more radiant health. Says Cousens, “A live foods diet decreases inflammation, slows the aging process, increases immunity and energy and results in increased mental, physical and spiritual well-being.” Keep in mind though that cooking your food does carry some advantages—besides the yummy taste. Heat
actually makes some nutrients, like lycopene, in tomatoes, more bioavailable by breaking down the plant’s cell walls. Cooking also destroys so-called “anti-nutrients;” for example, phytates in grains and legumes, which block mineral absorption, as well as trypsin inhibitors in nuts and legumes, which hamper protein digestion. However, soaking and sprouting raw food helps break down these compounds, too. More importantly, raw foods don’t work for everyone. Both traditional Chinese medicine and ayurvedic traditions teach that uncooked foods cool
In general, most people can eat raw foods with glowing results. Plus, the regimen doesn’t have to be an all-ornothing proposition. Depending on our constitution, we can choose how raw we want to go. “Most people won’t do a 100 percent raw diet, because it’s too painful,” says Susan Schenck, a licensed acupuncturist and author of The Live Food Factor. “Most people do better on an 85 percent raw diet.” Whether going all the way or taking the middle path, these seven surefire tricks make going raw easier: Constant cravings – Overcoming an appetite for bread, cookies, pasta, chips and most candy doesn’t come easily. The raw solution: “If you’re missing carbs, you can make satisfying substitutions from raw foods,” says Brigitte Mars, author of Rawsome! “Dates stuffed with almond butter or cookies made from raw, ground nuts and dried fruit can satisfy a sweet tooth. You can have flax crackers instead of chips or bread. And, you can make ‘rice’ out of cauliflower or rutabaga, and ‘pasta’ from zucchini strips.” Social support – Food provides more than physical nourishment. “It’s tied up in all kinds of social cues, holidays, mother’s love and childhood memories of being loved and nurtured,” observes Schenck. Foregoing those comfort foods can make us feel alone and isolated.
kitchen essentials by Lisa Turner Just because we’re not heating up a stove to prepare raw food doesn’t mean we don’t need the proper kitchen equipment. A blender and standard knives would probably suffice, but a variety of tools facilitates preparation of a wider variety of foods. Good starters include: • A great knife. Raw foods cooks slice and dice a lot, so invest in a chef’s knife, small paring knife and serrated knife, all of which should comfortably fit the hand. Wusthof, Henckels and Shun are good, long-lasting choices. • Food processors. These work better than a blender for grinding nuts and seeds and making soups, sauces and spreads. Opt for a high-quality one (Cuisinart is always a safe bet) that has attachments for shredding and slicing vegetables. A mini-food processor also helps in chopping garlic or grinding nuts and seeds. • A dehydrator. Although a dehydrator isn’t a must, it’s a help. Use it to make raw cookies, crackers, breads, fruit leathers and even ersatz burgers. The Excalibur dehydrator has a fan to distribute heat evenly and a temperature gauge to help judge how hot the food gets—important with a raw foods diet (ExcaliburDehydrator.com). • Spiral slicers. Great for cutting long, thin strips of butternut squash, zucchini or other vegetables to decorate salads or make raw ‘pasta.’ Joyce Chen makes a good, simple version (JoyceChen.com). • A juicer. A good basic juicer is available for $100 to $150. Or, go for the gold with a Green Star juicer (GreenStar.com), a high-end model that actually presses, rather than grinds, the produce. This creates less heat, which increases the juice’s quality.
The raw solution: Get support. Tap into the area’s raw community. Check local newspapers for notices of raw foods potluck groups, or start one.
Dining out dilemmas – Nibbling on crudités at a restaurant, while fellow diners cozy up to burgers and fries, tempts even the most devoted rawfoodist.
enzymes. Also, eat high-fat raw foods, like avocados and nut butters, and add warming spices, like cinnamon, ginger and garlic, to dishes. Try grating apples, tossing them with cinnamon and ginger and warming them slightly in a dehydrator; no need to wait for winter. Yum.
The raw solution: Schenck suggests printing small cards that say, “I’m a raw High temperatures foodist; please prepare a large salad alter the chemical for me, with fresh, structure of Time crunch – Raw raw vegetables, foods do take lonvital nutrients. nuts, seeds and ger to prepare, at avocado.” Ask the least initially—and waiter to deliver this special request to that alone sends many people back to the chef. At cocktail or dinner parties, the microwave. call the host and ask to bring a dish to share. Then, whip up a favorite raw The raw solution: Spend a couple foods dish that will help keep temptahours on weekends making enough tion at bay and may introduce somefood to last several days. Focus on one new to raw foods. easy raw dishes, like blended soups or nut pates, and take advantage of timeThe salad rut – If our daily raw foods saving equipment (see sidebar). Also, diet consists mainly of lettuce and find a raw buddy for a meal-exchange grated veggies, we’ll get bored fast. program: Each cooking partner makes One can only do so much with a bowl double or triple quantities of raw of Romaine. dishes to share. The raw solution: Get creative. Invest Commitment phobia – Following a in a few great raw foods recipe books. raw foods diet requires discipline in Seek out raw foods classes to learn terms of time, energy and attitude, all techniques for preparing a variety of of which challenge most of us. dishes—and meet new friends in the process. The raw solution: Lighten up. “Remember that the raw foods lifestyle is Needing the heat – Eating raw seems a choice, not a religion,” says Renee easier in warm-weather months, espeLoux, author of The Balanced Plate. cially when farmers’ markets call. But, “There isn’t one thing that works for when colder months return, we tend to crave everyone, and part of the journey is learning to listen to your own body.” warming meals, like soup and creamy foods. A plate of sliced apples just doesn’t have the same comforting appeal as a slice of warm, organic apple pie. The raw solution: Eating foods raw doesn’t mean eating them icy cold. Most foods can be warmed to 110 degrees without damaging their
P.S.: If you can’t live without one or two goodies, like Aunt Marge’s chocolate truffle cake, have a tiny bit, mindfully and moderately. We won’t tell. Lisa Turner is a nutrition writer, personal chef and food coach in Boulder, CO.
raw foods film documents diabetes turnaround The recent independent film, Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days, documents how holistic physicians Gabriel Cousens and Helen Ross are helping Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics to reverse their disease naturally, without prescription drugs. Ages of the five patients participating in the filmed 2008 study ranged from their early 20s to late 60s. According to a company spokeswoman, they are representative of several dozen cases that have been treated at Cousens’ Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, in Patagonia, Arizona. During the study, the subjects ate only organic, vegan, uncooked raw foods for 30 days. Researchers report that by the fourth day, three people with Type 2 and one with Type 1 diabetes were off their insulin completely. By the end of the 30-day retreat, these four had stabilized blood sugar, and the remaining Type 1 patient was down to one-fifth of his usual dosage of insulin. “It’s not just diabetes,” says Cousens. “Everything went back to normal.” According to the American Diabetes Association, 23.6 million Americans, or 7.8 percent of the population, are living with diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation estimates the worldwide number at 246 million. Cousens states, “We need to wake up to the possibility that simply changing our diet can significantly reverse, and even cure, this disease.” Sources: RawFor30Days.com and TreeofLife.nu. Also see There is a Cure for Diabetes, by Gabriel Cousens, M.D.
10 tips for eating raw by Chef Matthew Kenney
1 | start with shopping. The best way to start eating raw is to visit local farmers’ markets in season. The abundance of produce—sweetsmelling fruits, glowing heirloom tomatoes and vibrant greens, none of which have seen the inside of a refrigerator—is better than the best gourmet shop. Let taste be your guide.
2 | stock up on condiments. Keep a variety of condiments in your kitchen, including raw cashews and macadamia nuts, almond and hazelnut butters, dried sweet dates and seaweeds and nut and olive oils. They make it easy to dress up simple raw dishes and enhance the appeal of salads and raw nori (seaweed paper) rolls.
enhanced with green powders. You can mix fruit with fresh collard greens, kale or Swiss chard in the blender. Sometimes, I also add soy or nut milks to smoothies, rather than fruit juice.
6 | practice some of the world’s simplest recipes. Take gazpacho, for example: Simply blend vegetables, including tomato, cucumber, a bit of fresh red chili, sea salt, citrus or vinegar and perhaps a garnish of diced avocado, and you’re done. It makes a meal in five minutes. Use gazpacho as a jumping-off point for other raw soups.
7 | indulge in fat.
Start with a powerful blender, a food processor and sharp knives. Advanced cooks also use a dehydrator, which costs about the same as a high-quality sauté pan.
Raw fats from high-fat plants are actually great for you on many levels. For a delicious and nutritious meal, try a small salad dressed with cold-pressed nut or olive oil, and a bowl of homemade guacamole with raw chips, which are now appearing in major organic markets everywhere.
4 | perfect your own smoothie.
8 | have an all-raw day.
Simple variations can be made from unpasteurized fruit juices (perhaps made at home). Mix with other fruits and natural sweeteners, such as agave nectar or honey. My favorite is a rich blend made from banana, cacao powder, agave nectar, raw almond butter and either water or coconut water. Use common sense when measuring. It’s decadent, delicious and nourishing, and easy on the digestive system. This shake will power you for hours.
The results of a single raw day will amaze you. Try a green smoothie for breakfast, a big salad or a homemade nori roll for lunch and maybe raw lasagna for dinner, with fruit and nut snacks during the day.
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5 | build up to greens. Green juices can be challenging to prepare at home, so it may be easier to prepare smoothies that are fruit- and berry-based, and then
9 | the proof of the pudding is in the eating. For the more adventurous cook, a raw food “pudding” takes no more than 15 minutes to make. Blend young Thai coconut meat, agave nectar, sea salt, vanilla and raw organic cacao powder. This rich, delicious and healthy dessert has no refined sugars. All it requires is a good knife or cleaver to extract the meat from the coconut.
10 | not yet convinced? Eat one whole piece of fruit before every lunch or dinner for one week. It might be an organic apple or peach, a papaya or mango, or whatever is in season, but it will make for a life-altering experience. Matthew Kenney is an award-winning chef, restaurant entrepreneur and international consultant. His cookbooks include Raw Food/Real World and Everyday Raw. For more, see MatthewKenneyCuisine.com.
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ents. Why is it that some of the ingredients of your favorite organic health foods have changed over the years, where more sugar has been added or canola oil has replaced the other oils? The reason for these changes is the shift in ownership of many of the organic health food manufacturers. According to Wikipedia, since the early 1990’s organic food production has had growth rates of around 20% a year, far ahead of the rest of the food industry. Organic food accounted for 1-2% of food sales worldwide as of April 2008. The increased sales have made organic food more profitable, making it more attractive to commercial food giants. Since 1999 large commercial food conglomerates have quietly been buying up the organic food companies. CocaCola now owns Odwalla, the maker of organic juices and smoothies, while Pepsi recently acquired Naked Juice. General Mills owns both Cascadian Farm, the maker of fruit jams and other products, and Muir Glen, the maker of tomato soups and sauces. In 1999 Heinz invested in the formation of a strategic alliance called the Hain Celestial Group. Many of the organic manufacturers like Garden of Eden, Health Valley, Celestial Seasonings and 18 other companies are in this group. In 2003 the Hain Celestial group formed an alliance with Cargill, a commercial food manufacturing company. The ongoing collaboration with Cargill Health & Food Technologies has allowed the companies in the Hain Celestial Group to manufacture new alternative products, like Rice Dream milk. To see a chart of who owns each of the organic food manufacturers visit: www.cornucopia.org/who-owns-organic/ According to a study published in the Journal of American Nutrition, organically grown fruits and vegetables have twice the amount of beneficial minerals compared to those grown by conventional methods. Enjoy eating organic food now that you know what is really organic and what is not. Dr Carol Ann Fischer is a chiropractic holistic wellness consultant with TLC Holistic Family Health Care, in Livonia, MI. Call her at 734-664-0339 or email TLC4Health@sbcglobal.net
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Tag–You’re It! You’ll be amazed at the endless variations of tag that have emerged since you were in grade school. Ask your kids to educate you about the latest recess tag incarnation and then, declare yourself to be “It.” Take the long way to get to your slowest little one, putting all your effort into exaggerated steps, while you swing out those arms. Let your oldest give you a run for your money and enjoy being tagged over and over again. The delight on your children’s faces does a body good in more ways
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preschooler. Award medals of distinction, made out of crepe paper and recycled aluminum foil, to everyone who ran the race. Little kids will love reporting to their parents and friends how they conquered 20 or 200 laps with you by their side.
Shake What Your Mama Gave You Turn up the radio in the kitchen and work up a sweat showing youngsters how to dance the night away. Just 20 minutes, rocking to five to six songs, will get your heart pumping and show everybody who’s still got it going on. Don’t be surprised if you want to keep going. Kids love to show off their own moves and appreciate your willingness to get down in the name of playful fun. Impromptu dance parties are the perfect intervention for couch potato kids’ longing for something fun to do this summer. Jen Lemen is a freelance writer, illustrator and doula in Silver Spring, Maryland. Connect at JenLemen.com.
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ou can tailor a water workout to all fitness levels,” explains Jane Katz, a doctor of education, longtime professor of physical education and athletics with City University of New York and author of Your Water Workout. “It’s perfect for someone who doesn’t exercise and wants to get started, as well as elite athletes who need a new challenge.” Water provides up to 15 times more resistance than air, so the body has to work a little harder to complete each movement. The result is a workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, builds strength and develops flexibility—while you feel like you’re barely breaking a sweat. Here are five water workouts that will inspire you to stay fit and cool for the summer:
Swim Like Fish Swimming is one of the best water workouts around, working all the major muscle groups as the repetitive motion of gliding through the water puts you in a state of zen. “Focus on being long and relaxed in the water,” advises Desirée Ficker, professional triathlete and co-author of The Waterproof Triathlete. “Form is more important than speed.” Swim 100-meter laps, alternating between a front stroke, like the crawl, and a backstroke. Aim to swim at
Belly flops off the diving board aside, falling into the water is painless, so it’s a great place to work on balance; all you need is a kickboard. Warm up by holding the kickboard out in front of you and use flutter kicks to swim five laps. Then, sit on the kickboard with your legs dangling over the side. Kick your legs and flutter your arms to propel yourself around the pool. Continue for one minute, then rest for 15 seconds. Do three reps. This exercise works arms, chest, back, abs and legs. Next, hold the kickboard under the water and place your feet on opposite ends, as if you were surfing. Slowly stand up, extending your arms to your sides to tread water. Bring your legs toward your chest, and then lower them again. Do 10 reps. Benefits include improved balance and stronger abs.
least 20 laps, with a 15-second rest between each lap. Two lengths of the pool, from one side to the other and back again, counts as a lap. As you become more proficient, add more laps and fewer rests. Swimming works shoulders, triceps, biceps and abdominals. Reward: Burn up to 563 calories in a one-hour workout.
Take a Class Aqua aerobics isn’t just for senior citizens in rubber bathing caps. These low-impact fitness classes offer a variety of effective, all over workouts. Most fitness centers that have pools offer water aerobics and fitness classes, in addition to their lap lanes. One of the biggest benefits of aqua aerobics is having someone else design the workout; all you have to do is play followthe-leader. “Water aerobics is a great starting point for someone who’s new to working out in the pool,” says Katz. “The instructor can offer suggestions to make the movements easier or more challenging, so you can tailor the workout to your fitness level.” Reward: Burn about 285 calories per hour.
Race for the Finish Line When the pavement is hot enough to cook an egg, an afternoon run is out of the question. Hop in the pool, instead. “Use the same running motion you would if you were running on the road,” advises Ficker. “Emphasize high knees and drive your arms forward to keep you above water.” A half-hour jog might not seem like much, especially if you’re used to putting in more time on the treadmill, but it’s long enough to give your back, abs, glutes, hip flexors and quads a solid workout. Start with a five-minute warmup, walking in place in shallow water. Move to deep water and, with or without a buoyancy belt, begin jogging. Set a goal to run for 30 minutes, followed by a five-minute, shallow water cool down. Reward: Deepwater jogging burns about 340 calories per hour, 100 calories more than jogging on land.
Feel the Burn To look even better in your bathing suit, go with a cross-training workout
that both burns calories and builds muscle. Katz recommends this 60-minute cross-training workout, which is challenging enough for experienced athletes. In shallow water, start by walking in place for five minutes. Next, move to the deep end and alternate five minutes of treading water with five minutes of jogging, for a total of 20 minutes. At the edge of the pool, place palms flat on the pool deck and push yourself upwards as high as you can go. Now, lower yourself until your arms are at a 90-degree angle. Do 20 reps. Back in shallow water, stand with
feet shoulder-width apart. Squat low enough to submerge your shoulders. From there, jump straight up, bringing your legs together at the top of the jump, to land in the starting position. Do 20 reps to firm thighs and butt. Reward: Burn an average of 520 calories per session. Note: Calorie counts are based on a 155-pound woman. Freelance writer Jodi Helmer is the author of The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference. Connect at Green-Year.com.
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Pets and people today share a common bond: We rarely consume a completely balanced diet that meets our nutritional needs and promotes optimal health. Everyone knows that vitamins are fundamental to health and wellness, and concerned pet owners are beginning to realize that even the best food sources may not be enough. Pets’ diets may need additional fortification with nutritional supplementation.
Why Supplements May Be Necessary First, it’s vital to understand that the majority of the U.S. pet population consumes highly processed diets. In order to form those attractive kibble bites, most pet food is cooked at extreme temperatures, which also destroy most naturally occurring vitamins and minerals in the raw materials. Recognizing this, many commercial pet food manufacturers fortify their products with synthetic vitamins in an attempt to compensate. We must ask: Does the addition of these synthetic vitamins benefit an animal’s health, as marketing materials suggest? Could synthetic vitamins potentially be harmful? Is there a better way to provide our furry companions the valuable nutrition they may not receive from their primary diet? I encourage responsible pet owners to take a closer look at available options for supplementation, and to recognize the differences between the benefits of whole food vitamins and their synthetic counterparts.
Benefits of a Whole Foods Approach In a food source, a vitamin complex consists of the main vitamin nutrient and an underlying matrix of supporting enzymes, coenzymes, minerals and antioxidants. For ex-
ample, a natural food source of vitamin E, such as wheat germ oil, sunflower seeds or leafy vegetables, has at least five other key nutrients present, as well as hundreds of related nutrients. In manufacturing whole food vitamin supplements, the raw materials (plants, vegetables, fruits and/or animal products) are gently processed to preserve the intrinsic vitamin and mineral complexes. In consuming whole food vitamins made from these natural concentrated food sources, an animal receives the same benefit as though he or she had consumed the food itself. Synthetic vitamins, by contrast, typically contain only a single, isolated component of the main vitamin nutrient (or, in some cases, a network of related chemicals), but do not duplicate the underlying matrix in its intact organic form. For example, dl-alpha tocopherol acetate, listed as an ingredient in a given synthetic supplement, is supposedly standing in for the entire natural vitamin E complex. This is not what nature intended. Unfortunately, the majority of vitamins found in nutritional supplements today are synthetic. These synthetic vitamins are less expensive to manufacture, but are inherently inferior to nutrition found in a natural organic complex. Over the past half century, scientific studies from the University of California and many other academic
institutions have demonstrated both the potential risks of consuming synthetic vitamins and the known benefits of supplementing both animal and human diets with whole food vitamin complexes derived from concentrated food sources. Proponents of whole food vitamin supplements identify various concerns with synthetic vitamins: Potential toxicity of synthetic vitamins. For example, researchers at Boston University documented that consumption of synthetic vitamin A may increase birth defects, while overconsumption of whole food sources of vitamin A did not have any toxic effect. Creation of vitamin deficiencies of the very synthetic vitamin being supplemented. If the body is accustomed to absorbing a vitamin complex in its natural state, the concern is that the body must supply portions of the vitamin complex not present in the synthetic vitamin in order to attempt to absorb it. According to research results noted in the Veterinary Clinical Reference Guide, forced supplementation of the missing portions of the vitamin complex can result in a deficiency. Synthetic vitamins absorb much more slowly. For example, the National Research Council of Canada reports that vitamin E in a natural form is absorbed five times more quickly than its synthetic counterpart.
Increased histamine levels may indicate an apparent allergic reaction. Synthetic vitamins may contain additional ingredients used to bind together the components; certain people may be sensitive to or intolerant of such ingredients, including MSG, food colorings and chemical preservatives. Profound differences exist between synthetic vitamins and whole food vitamins. The bottom line is that whole food vitamin supplements are able to supply an animal’s body with nutrients lacking in their diet. Synthetic vitamins, on the other hand, offer only isolated components of vitamins, and many researchers argue that they pose potential risks. Providing proper nutrition for our pets in the form of whole food vitamins is a powerful tool in combating and preventing illness and promoting overall wellness. Dr. Matthew J. Heller is a holistic veterinarian in Middletown, OH. Contact him at 513-424-1626 or visit AllAboutPetCare.com.
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Rise and Shine Yoga-7:30-8:30am. All levels. Start your day by saluting the sun in this early morning yoga practice. Practice a variety of yoga postures and breath work to develop strength, balance and flexibility. $13. evolve yoga studio, 7986 Lilley Rd, Canton. 734-454-9642. evolve-yoga.net. Xflowsion Class – 10-11:15am. One of kind blend of yoga, martial arts, and dance moves all infused by music from every genre. This flow is designed to move way beyond a traditional vinyasa so that all fitness junkies feel at home. Everyone is welcome, especially those of us that never thought yoga could be fun! Yoga Shelter, 17000 Kercheval St, Grosse Pointe. 313-884-9642. YogaShelter.com. All Levels Hip Openers Yoga Class – 12-1:15pm. This class is an all levels class to not only open the hips but also the heart. Using the breath as a solid foundation to assist in finding the edge and safely balancing between effort and surrender. Class moves from lighting and building your internal
flame slowly, to utilizing this warmth in longer holding yin-style asanas. Free to new students, or $12, packages available. Rising Sun Yoga. 13550 Dix-Toledo, Southgate. 734-282-9642. RisingSunYoga.com. Vinyasa Yoga-4-5pm. Perfect for beginners or well-seasoned yogi alike. $15/class. See full schedule at Practice-Yoga.net.
Gentle Yoga – 6-7pm. A series of soft and nurturing poses allowing the opportunity to surrender to the breath, and bring stillness to the mind. Rice bags are often used to provide pressure relief at strategic areas of the body. First class free to local residents, $14 walk in. Livonia Yoga Center, 19219 Merriman Rd, Livonia. 248-449-9642. LivoniaYogaCenter.com. Yoga Ed Class – 6-7:15pm. Requests each student to develop a non-competitive practice to serve as a health maintenance regime to integrate on and off the mat. Incorporates self-awareness. All levels. $10 suggested donation. Free parking after 5pm. Yoga in Detroit, 535 Griswold St at Congress Floor 27 – Buhl Bldg, Detroit. 248-496-0392. email@example.com. YogaInDetroit.com.
Yin Yoga-4-5pm. Great way to compliment a strenuous Vinyassa Yoga. Increase flexibility and energy flow. Practice-yoga.net for fees and full schedule.
Yoga Flow Class – 7:15pm. Increases awareness of breath & body while building a strong, flexible back & core. Walk-ins $15. Body Fit, 133 W Main St. Ste 240, Northville. 248-305-8414. Bodyfitmi.com
Candlelight Yoga – 7-8pm. A Basic/Gentle yoga class, but with lots of candles. A great way to end the weekend! First class free to local residents, $14 walk in. Livonia Yoga Center, 19219 Merriman Rd, Livonia. 248-449-9642. LivoniaYogaCenter.com.
Ashtanga Yoga-7:30-8:30pm. Led by Shelly Smith, ashtanga yoga is a great way to feel more energetic, be more flexible and loosen up. Full class schedule available at Practice-Yoga.net. Vipasana Meditation-7:30-9pm. Insight meditation is a simple and direct practice: moment to moment investigation of the mind/body process through calm, focused awareness. Donation. evolve yoga studio, 7986 Lilley Rd, Canton. 734-454-9642. evolve-yoga.net.
Slow Flow Yoga – 9-11am. Wonderful for beginners, designed to help you overcome the pressures of modern day life. Course will be gentle, slow and calm. Taylor Recreation Center, 22805 Goddard Rd, Taylor. 734-374-3901. TaylorYoga.com Work Break Yoga – 11:45am-12:30pm. This class runs for 45 minutes to allow for a practice during a lunch-break from work. Easy to follow along, focus on stretching, tension relief and breathing. Postures will be paced slowly - but a dedication to challenging yourself is required. May return to work refreshed, and perhaps with a new, and more positive perspective. All levels. $10 suggested donation. Yoga in Detroit, 535 Griswold St at Congress Floor 27 – Buhl Bldg, Detroit. 248-496-0392. firstname.lastname@example.org. YogaInDetroit.com. Meditation Night-6-8pm. Guided meditation night. Free admission. 670 S Main St, Plymouth. 734-476-9555. Belovedspirit.com. Yoga and Qi Gong for Real Bodies – 6-7:15pm. You can do this class. Feel happier, healthier and less stressed. Improve digestion and sleep better. Have better balance and coordination. This class will incorporate yoga, qi gong, breathing techniques, mudras and relaxation methods. Free to new students, or $12, packages available. Ris-
ing Sun Yoga. - 13550 Dix-Toledo, Southgate. 734-282-9642. RisingSunYoga.com. Restorative Flow Yoga-7:15-8:15pm. Deeply relax and relieve stress. $13/class. 734-454-4692. evolve-yoga.net. Cardio Kickboxing – 7:45-8:45pm. High energy cardiovascular workout plus the benefits of practicing self defense moves, ages 13 and up $5. Michigan Karate Academy, 23753 Van Born Rd, Taylor. 313-292-9214
IMat Pilates-7:15-8:15pm. Fun and for all levels. Intense core-workout. evolve the shape and posture of your body. $15/class. Schedule on Practice-yoga.net. Slow Flow Yoga Class – 7:15-8:45pm. Playful flow of 3 or 4 gentle postures united in a short sequence repeated to warm up and connect breath and movement. Learn foundation postures, great workout too. Cool down with passive stretches. Classes are on a donation basis and open to everyone. Rising Sun Yoga, 13550 Dix-Toldedo, Southgate. 734-282-9642. RisingSunYoga.com. Vipasana Yoga-7:30-9pm. Moment to moment investigation of the mind body process through calm focused awareness. Donation. evolve Yoga Studio, 7986 Lilley Rd., Canton. 734-454-9642. evolve-yoga.net.
Slow Flow Yoga – 9-11am. Wonderful for beginners, designed to help you overcome the pressures of modern day life. Course will be gentle, slow and calm. Taylor Recreation Center, 22805 Goddard Rd, Taylor. 734-374-3901. TaylorYoga.com Gentle Yoga – 9:15-10:15am. A series of soft and nurturing poses allowing the opportunity to surrender to the breath, and bring stillness to the mind. Rice bags are often used to provide pressure relief at strategic areas of the body. First class free to local residents, $14 walk in. Livonia Yoga Center, 19219 Merriman Rd, Livonia. 248-4499642. LivoniaYogaCenter.com.
Yoga for Every Body 6-7:15pm. All levels, but geared towards helping those who feel they “can’t do yoga” to find comfort, while seeking a routine of exercise and health. No judgment, no pressure. Just an opportunity to be good to yourself for an hour each week, and to encourage positive change in your life. $10 suggested donation. Free parking after 5pm. Yoga in Detroit, 535 Griswold St at Congress Floor 27 – Buhl Bldg, Detroit. 248-496-0392. email@example.com. YogaInDetroit.com. Posture Pro Yoga Class – 7:15-8:15pm. Practice yoga correctly. Learn to do yoga safely and reveal a deeper understanding of the body. Learn to keep the back positioned to prevent injury while stationary and moving is reinforced through yoga postures. Free to new students. $12. Packages available. Rising Sun Yoga, 13550 Dix-Toledo Rd, Southgate. 734-282-9642. RisingSunYoga.com. Yoga Class -7-8pm. All ages. No experience necessary. Drop in class. $8. Total Health Foods, 13645 Northline Rd, Southgate. 734-246-1208. THFDownriver.com. Cardio Kickboxing – 7:45-8:45pm. High energy cardiovascular workout plus the benefits of practicing self defense moves, ages 13 and up $5. Ultimate Karate Institute, 23753 Van Born Rd, Taylor. 313-292-9214 Prenatal Yoga – 7:45-8:45pm. A nurturing class designed to meet the changing needs of pregnancy. This class is a wonderful opportunity for pregnant women to share their experiences, connect with their developing baby, and prepare for childbirth through movement, relaxation and breath techniques. All levels welcome, but if you are new to yoga, it is best to check with your doctor before beginning. Walk in $14, Northville Yoga Center, 200 S Main Street Unit B, Northville. 248449-9642. NorthvilleYogaCenter.com.
All Levels Yoga Class – 5-6pm. Let go of the
stresses of the week and unwind going into the weekend. A half hour meditation after class is optional. Classes are on a donation basis and open to everyone. Rising Sun Yoga, 13550 Dix-Toldedo, Southgate. 734-282-9642. RisingSunYoga.com.
Prenatal Yoga Class – 11:00am-12pm. Help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. Yoga can also alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. Dad’s or friends are welcome to join in. Classes are on a donation basis and open to everyone. Rising Sun Yoga, 13550 Dix-Toldedo, Southgate. 734-282-9642. RisingSunYoga.com. Drop In Kids Yoga Class – 12:30-1:30pm. This creative and less traditional approach to yoga will improve flexibility, coordination, concentration and focus, stimulate children’s imagination and help to release energy in a fun, safe environment. Using stories, interactive games and animated postures, kids learn about animals, art, nature and basic anatomy through yoga. Ages 6-11. Free to new students, or $12, packages available. Rising Sun Yoga. - 13550 Dix-Toledo, Southgate. 734282-9642. RisingSunYoga.com. Prenatal Yoga-12:30 - 1:45pm. Meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month. No yoga experience necessary. Help soothe aches and pains, reduce stress, maintain good posture, learn to relax on command, keep a positive outlook, clear the mind of stress and anxiety. $13. evolve yoga studio, 7986 Lilley Rd, Canton. 734-454-9642. evolve-yoga.net. Little Lotus – Kids Yoga – 1-2pm. A creative and fun way for your child to learn to move their bodies, focus and calm their minds as well as create community with others. Promotes self esteem, caring for others and builds a sense of awareness for nurturing the planet Earth. Ages 5-11. Yoga Shelter, 17000 Kercheval St, Grosse Pointe. 313-884-9642. YogaShelter.com.
Work Break Yoga – 11:45am-12:30pm. This class runs for 45 minutes to allow for a practice during a lunch-break from work. Easy to follow along. Focus is on stretching, tension relief and breathing. Postures will be paced slowly - but a dedication to challenging yourself is required. May return to work refreshed, and perhaps with a new, and more positive perspective. All levels. $10 suggested donation. Yoga in Detroit, 535 Griswold St at Congress Floor 27 – Buhl Bldg, Detroit. 248-496-0392. info@yogaindetroit. com. YogaInDetroit.com.
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Used Book Sale- 9:30am- 6:00pm. Sponsored by Friends of Dearborn Libraries. Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave, First Floor, South West Corridor, Dearborn. 313-943-2330.
Summer Young Naturalists Program - 9:30 – 12pm. Thru Fri 7/16. Ages 7-9. Children explore pond life, soil creatures, insects and spiders, birds, and more. Free. Registration Required. Environmental Interpretive Center, University of Michigan Dearborn. 4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn. 313-593-5338.
A Living Foods Lecture- 6:30-7:30pm. Joyce Olivetto, President of Midwest Living Foods association, will be utilizing kirlian photography to show how all living things including raw foods have a life force. Register by phone. Free. Zerbo’s Health Foods, 34164 Plymouth Rd, Livonia. 866-493-7297.
THURSDAY, JULY 2 Nutrition Class -10- 11am. Our clinical dietician guides you to better health with instructions on how to prepare meals to decreasing your sugar intake. Free. Registration required. DMC Wellness Center(inside Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn. 313-943-5479.
Raw Vegan Potluck- 7 - 9pm. Admission: Bring a raw vegan dish, no meat, fish, dairy, eggs, or honey, sized for eight servings. First-time visitors may pay $7.50 in lieu of bringing a dish however, they are encouraged to bring a dish to ensure there is enough for everyone. Unity of Livonia, 28660 Five Mile Road, Livonia. 877- 778-3464. VegMichigan.org.
MONDAY, JULY 6 Summer Young Naturalists Program- 9:30- 12pm. Thru Fri 7/9. Ages 10 – 11. Children explore pond life, soil creatures, insects and spiders, birds, and more. Registration required. Free. Environmental Interpretive Center, University of Michigan Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn. 313-593-5338.
Meditation Class- 7- 8:30pm. Mixture of guided visualization, breathwork, therapeutic imagery and body awareness. Presenter, Sue Burton-Hidalgo is listed in Bantam Book’s “The Top 100 Psychics in America” and in Llewellyn Book’s “The Complete Book of Psychic Arts.” $15. Total Health Foods, 13645 Northline Rd, Southgate. 734-246-1208. THFDownriver.com.
THURSDAY, JULY 9 Alice Huang’s Country Style Food Party- 6-8:30pm. 18 & older. Learn how to cook different country-style recipes, including how to cook tofu. Alice will talk about digestion and the health benefits of exercise and diet. Buffet dinner will be served. $25. Must pre-register. Total Health Foods, 13645 Northline Rd, Southgate. 734-246-1208. THFDownriver.com.
FRIDAY, JULY 10 Trenton Mid-Summer Festival-10am–11pm July 1011. 10am–5pm July 12. Includes “Green Street” featuring environmentally friendly vendors, activities and information. Over 150 arts and crafts, food, entertainment, “kids’ korner” and much more family fun. Free. Downtown Trenton. 734-675-7302. TrentonMid-Summer.com.
SATURDAY, JULY 11 Circuit Training Class-11-12:20pm. Training done in 2-3 minute intervals. All equipment provided. Gloves recommended. $12. Body N Balance, 2315 Monroe St, Dearborn. 313-792-8181. MyBodyNBalance.com.
SUNDAY, JULY 12 Garden Family Hootenanny-3-5pm. Concert of folk singing and dancing. Garden Family Hootenanny features the latest of this music. $10/Adult. Free/12 and under. Whitney Restaurant, 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit. 313-832-5700.
Eclipse! Writing into the Light-6-9pm. Women Only. Heather Good, a devout student of natal and north node astrology for over 10 years, presents the three eclipses and how you can harness their energy. RSVP required. $25. Total Health Foods, 13645 Northline Rd, Southgate. 734-246-1208. THFDownriver.com.
TUESDAY, JULY 14 Raw Foods Seminar- 6:30-8:30pm. Learn about the raw food lifestyle. Matt Monarch, author of the best-selling book “Raw Spirit” and Angela Stokes, raw foods speaker, will share their experiences with changing to a raw food diet and will answer questions. Register by phone. Free. Quality Inn Livonia, 30375 Plymouth Rd, Livonia. 866-493-7267.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 Eat Your Way Thin-6pm. Dr. Carol Anne Fischer will discuss diet, nutrition and exercise. Also discuss what and how to eat. Free. Noble Library, 32901 Plymouth Road, Livonia. 734-756-6904. TLCHolisticwelness.com.
THURSDAY, JULY 16 The Salt Conspiracy-7-8:30pm. Learn what salt cravings mean. Find out what happens to your adrenal glands when you are under stress, and what you need to do to help repair them. Free. Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd, Livonia. Requested Registration. 734-425-8588.
SATURDAY, JULY 18 Computer Recycling Event– 8am-12pm. Items accepted for recycling are computer monitors, peripherals, keyboards, mouse devices, printers, copiers, scanners, cell phones and fax machines. Free. Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave, Dearborn.734-326-3936. Yoga in Kellogg Park-9-10am. All levels welcome for basic yoga class outside in downtown Plymouth at Kellogg Park. Weather permitting. Free. Evolve yoga studio & boutique, 7986 Lilley Rd, Canton. 734-4549642. evolve-yoga.net.
Vegan Potluck-12pm. Bring a vegan dish and enjoy a day of fun filled with vegan food. Free. Starr Jaycee Park, 1101 West 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak. 877-778-3464. Concert of Colors– July 18 – 19. 4 – 10pm July 18; 3 – 9pm July 19. Designed to celebrate the many ethnic and cultural groups that comprise metro Detroit with indoor and outdoor performances including music, dance, drum circles and more. Free. In and around the Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. ConcertofColors.com.
The Herbal Hour on Anger Management7-8:30pm. All ages welcome. Presented by Nature’s Sunshine. Come learn how to keep cool when getting hot under the collar.$10. Total Health Foods, 13645 Northline Rd, Southgate. 734-246-1208. THFDownriver.com.
Exercise and Pressure Point Therapy-7-8:30pm. How pressure points can help you relieve stress and tension. Followed by chat with the doctor and enjoy organic snacks. Karl Chiropractic Clinic & Wellness Center, 30935 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland. Register at 734-425-8220.
TUESDAY, JULY 21 Back Off Pain!-5-6pm.Learn why stability in the front of your body will help keep your back strong and healthy to prevent back pain and back injury. Free. DMC Wellness Center, (located in the Ford Community Performaning Arts Center) 13801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn. 313-943-5479.
Peace Camp-5:30-8:30pm. Thru Thursday Ages 6 – 12. Children learn respectful, peaceful ways of resolving conflict and working together in a fun, multicultural environment celebrating diversity.Free. Register by July 20. Littlefield Presbyterian Church, 7560 Littlefield blvd, Dearborn. 313-933-3740. LittlefieldChurch.org. Weight loss, Diet & Energy Seminar-6:30-7:30pm. New Chapter’s Kelly Cassise will talk about taking control of your body to feel good and see results.Free. Total Health Foods, 13645 Northline Rd, Southgate. 734-246-1208. THFDownriver.com.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 Drumming Class- 7- 8:30pm. Bring your drums and come for some fun. Extra drums available upon request.Free. Total Health Foods, 13645 Northline Rd, Southgate. 734-246-1208. THFDownriver.com.
Tummy Trouble-7pm. Learn the hidden secrets behind stomach trouble such as acid reflux, ulcers and indigestion and ways to stop stomach pain. Free. Limit 15 guests. Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd, Livonia. 734-756-6904. TLCHolisticWelness.com.
FRIDAY, JULY 24 The Grassroots Autism Awareness Tour- 7-9pm. Raun Kaufman, CEO of the Autism Treatment Center of America and Kristin Selby Gonzalez, mother of an autistic child, talk about importance of regular diet and therapies. Register by phone. Free. Quality Inn Livonia, 30375 Plymouth Rd, Livonia. 866-493-7267.
Yoga in Kellogg Park – 9-10am. All levels welcome for basic yoga class outside in downtown Plymouth at Kellogg Park -weather permitting. Free. Offered by evolve yoga studio & boutique, 7986 Lilley Rd, Canton. 734-454-YOGA (9642). evolve-yoga.net.
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Circuit Training Class-11-12:20pm. See July 11, 11am listing for details. $12. Body N Balance, 2315 Monroe St, Dearborn.313-792-8181.MyBodyNBalance.com.
MONDAY, JULY 27 Raw Food to the Rescue-7-8pm. Revitalize your health by eating raw food. What is raw food? Free. First Cup Organic Coffee, 15130 Inkster Rd., Redford. Register at 734-425-8588.
TUESDAY, JULY 28 Back Off Pain! – 5 – 6pm. See July 21 5pm listing for description. Free. DMC Wellness Center, located within the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 13801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn. 313-943-5479.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 Inner Engineering Program - Introductory Talk – 7 – 8pm. The Inner Engineering Program (July 29 – Aug 4) includes Shambhavi Maha Mudra, an ancient kriya (an internal energy process) never before offered publicly. Together the program and practices establish health and vitality, enhance mental calm and clarity, and instill a deep sense of joy. This introductory talk is the first hour of the Inner Engineering Program. Free. The Finnish Cultural Center, 35200 West Eight Mile Rd, Farmington Hills. 248-229-5245 IshaFoundation.org.
THURSDAY, JULY 30 Get Energy Back-7pm. Come learn how to put a spring back into your step the natural way. Limited to the first 20 guests. Free. RSVP required. Whole Foods, 7350 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield. 734-756-6904. TLCHolisticwelness.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 MacroVal’s Annual Pot Luck Picnic in the Park – 12 – 6pm. Annual Picnic in Hines Park, Livonia. A day of delicious food and fun activities, including volleyball and a water balloon toss. Whole foods chef, teacher, author and counselor Valerie Wilson, a.k.a. MacroVal, will have a vegetarian BBQ and be serving sweet potato burgers, grilled vegetables, and mouth watering desserts. Please bring a main course dish to share (vegan, sugar-free and wheat-free) large enough to serve at least 10 people. No desserts please as Val will provide those. For more info and ideas on what to bring visit the Picnic Page at www.macroval.com. $6 (with dish to share). $13 (without dish to share). RSVP Val at 734-722-4553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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