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ast month, I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Natural Awakenings Publishers’ Conference in Orlando. Publishers from all over the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic gathered to learn how to better serve readers and advertisers and to enjoy the nurturing experience of being together face to face, enriched with goodwill, laughter and lots of hugs. While the magazines’ U.S. publishing team frequently communicates via conference calls, webinars and a group email platform, nothing can replace meeting up with an amazing group of heartcentered colleagues. Upon arrival, I simply closed my eyes to identify peeps by their voices. The next morning, we kicked off the weekend by going around the room to briefly share our stories of how each of us came to publish a Natural Awakenings magazine. It became clear that we all began with a similar underlying drive to do something with deeper meaning, beyond anything we’d done before. Our stories are not unlike those of our local advertisers, contributors and team members I connect with every day throughout Greater Boston. Even after six years of publishing, I still pinch myself when thinking about the extraordinary blessing it is to meet, network with and hear the inside scoop of how and why so many practitioners and business owners choose a career in wellness and sustainability in order to help others improve their quality of life. Many entered their current field of work because of the suffering they witnessed in a friend or family member and their deep desire to find a way to spare others similar strife. This month’s feature story, “Break Free of Chronic Pain, Natural Ways to Feel Much Better,” by Kathleen Barnes, will likely resonate with many. The alarming statistics point to the prevalence of chronic pain among Americans under conventional medical care. We all know someone with this need and are thankful that our experts offer effective, natural alternatives for relief. This month we’re also celebrating summer with yummy recipes to help you kick off the season with happy taste buds. See this month’s Conscious Eating article, “Backyard Pizza Party,” by Claire O’Neill, to try out some healthful recipes and let us know what you think; we love feedback. To good health and happiness,

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17 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR SPRING ALLERGIES

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Natural Ways to Feel Much Better by Kathleen Barnes

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Re-establish Energy Balance to Reduce Pain by Janine Gilarde

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EFFECTS OF HYPNOTHERAPY ON PAIN by Rose Siple

30 FAMILY SCREEN TIME How to Set Boundaries in the Digital Era by April Thompson

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Six Remedies for Relief by Shawn Messonnier

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Dr. Iveta Iontcheva-Barehmi DMD, MS, D.Sc. Dr. Iontcheva-Barehmi is an accomplished dentist and specialist in Periodontics and Implants. She has a firm belief that our bodies are very intelligent. All the body organs and systems are interconnected and related to each other (the teeth and the mouth are part of and related to the whole body). Our bodies are perfect self-sustainable systems, capable of self-healing and self-regeneration. Dr. Iontcheva-Barehmi has expertise in the areas of Biological, Physiological Dentistry and Integrative Periodontal Medicine and Implants, Lasers and Energy Medicine. Miracle Bite Tabs™ (MBT) Miracle Bite Tabs™ (MBT) and and Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) are used to treat Dental Distress Syndrome. Your teeth and jaws are an extension of your brain and spinal cord. Any imbalances caused by improper alignment of the jaw can play a major role in pain syndromes and chronic diseases. Head and Neck Pain Management Scenar, a non-invasive treatment device, is the only real time biofeedback device that will find what is wrong with your body and stimulate self-healing through electro stimulation and “conversation” with the control systems of the body (CNS Integrative Periodontal Medicine-Periodontal Spa The majority of the dental and periodontal procedures in Dr. Iontcheva-Barehmi’s office are laser assisted. She has Biolase MD, the most versatile laser, which can be utilized to work with the gums and the teeth, implants and root canals. The discomfort is minimal to none and the healing is speededup. The procedures are often combined with a low level laser and Scenar, which give additional boost to the healing and removing discomfort.

Vitamin C electrophoreses is a unique method used in Europe to prevent recession, boost collagen synthesis, support and increase the blood circulation leading to firming the gingiva and discontinuing the signs of aging and bleeding. It is part of the integrative protocol for treatment and prophylaxes of periodontitis. Zirconia Solution to Titanium Implant If you are allergic or sensitive to other metals Bio-ceramic (zirconia) implants might be an option for you. Dr. IontchevaBarehmi is certified to place zirconia implants, you don’t need to travel to Europe anymore. Ozone Treatment Ozone is a powerful oxidizer and kills effectively bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. Oxygen ozone therapy can be applied as an adjunctive therapy in treatment of periodontitis (periodontal disease), in arresting and reversing carious lesions in initial stage, reversal of initial pulp inflammation in deep carious lesions, treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity. The methods applied are efficacious with no toxicity or side effects. Perio-Protect Dr. Iontcheva-Barehmi is certified to use the Perio-protect methodone of the best prophylactic methods for periodontal disease, and subsequently for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some other conditions. Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry Your amalgam fillings contain not only poisonous mercury but they cause cracks in your tooth structure and can lead to tooth loss. Defective amalgam fillings are removed safely following the IAOMT protocol, Including spa treatments for detoxification and the newest form of noninjectable Vitamin C with comparable absorption. Anxiety and dental phobias are rarely experienced in the Dr. Iontcheva-Barehmi’ s practice. Meditation, breathing techniques, homeopathy, EFT technique, hypnotherapy are all used, so you can be comfortable and love coming to your dentist. To schedule your comprehensive exam and share the excitement of a healthy smile call:

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he Art Cart, a creativity and movement program for people living with Parkinson’s disease, invites artists living with Parkinson’s to submit their work for its second annual Parkinson’s Art Exhibit, Smile Through Art, at the Akillian Art Gallery, in Canton, from September 18 to October 14. Artwork includes painting, sculptures, photography, poetry or any other art medium. An opening reception will take place at 11 a.m., October 7. The art exhibit is a fundraiser for the American Parkinson’s Disease Association Massachussetts Chapter to help fund Art Cart programs and worshops free of charge to the participants. Cost: $5 at the door. Location: Akillian Art Gallery, 900 Randolph St., Canton. For more information, call Saba Shahid at 203-565-9647, email SmileThroughArt@gmail.com or visit SmileThroughArt.com.

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he Barbara Brennan School of Healing (BBSH) will present a one-day experiential workshop on June 24 based on Barbara Brennan’s book Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club. BBSH Dean Anne Hoye will facilitate. “In this workshop, we will look at the imbalances in each level of the energy field that may contribute to the disease process,” Hoye says. “Each level has needs that must be met for us to live a healthy, fulfilled life. Through an objective evaluation of each level, as well as understanding our personal dynamics at each level—which may be operating unconsciously—participants will have a greater understanding of the energy field and its role in the disease process.” Using Brennan’s model of the four dimensions of the energy field and examples of real-life cases, participants will discover where they are energetically blocked, and learn healing tools, exercises and meditations to augment traditional therapies, enabling them to have an active role in their own healing process. Cost: $125 (includes free gift). Location: The Mansion, 2907 Main St., Brewster.To register, call 561-620-8767 or visit BarbaraBrennan.com.


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uZu’s Healing Arts will celebrate its 12th annual Summertime New Age Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 16, at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, in Danvers. Attendees can browse throughout the full day at 30 unique vendors for crystals, herbal products, handcrafted jewelry, candles, books, tarot and oracle decks, along with many other spiritually minded gifts and tools. Guests can experience a wide range of psychic readings, including traditional tarot, mediumship or astrology reading, as well as several forms of energy healing or have their aura photographed. Readings and energy healing services are cash only. Included in admission are five free seminars and hourly free door prize raffles. The featured guest speaker is local author and psychic intuitive Anne Diedre, who will be holding a seminar based on her latest book, Intuition: 7 Basic Instincts to Change Your Life. The first 333 customers will receive a free tote bag. Unopened travel-size toiletries will also be collected to donate to The Women’s Lunch Place of Boston, a local day shelter for women and children. For more on this charity, visit WomensLunchPlace.org.

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newsbriefs Groton Wellness Welcomes Naturopathic Doctor Martine Delonnay

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r. Martine Delonnay is a naturopathic doctor who specializes in counseling, lifestyle improvement, weight management and detoxification. Delonnay is licensed in the states of Vermont, Dr. Martine Delonnay New Hampshire and Massachusetts. “Many years of studies in diverse disciplines have guided me to find my true calling in supporting individuals through healthy life choices,” she says. “My formation includes a strong knowledge in health preservation, disease prevention and emotional balance.” Delonnay has done a lot of work understanding the emotional roots of physical ailments. She believes that all pathologies are related somehow to the suppression of emotions. She also incorporates weight management through proper nutrition and detoxification. She has a special interest in bringing awareness to the mind-body connection using homeopathy, botanicals and lifestyle counseling. “Everyone has the potential to achieve their dreams and goals, but are often unable to because of their fears, perceptions and circumstances,” says Delonnay. She strives to work with her patients to remove barriers, empowering patients to seize opportunities and to make the life they want a reality. Location: 493-495 Main St., Groton. To schedule an appointment, call 978-4499919 or visit GrotonWellness.com. See ad on back page and Resource Guide on page 39.

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erbstalk, a grassroots, Boston-area herbal event, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 3 and 4, at The Center for the Arts at the Armory, in Somerville. The 6th annual event is offering more than 40 classes on herbal and holistic health topics, outdoor plant walks and a lively local marketplace. It’s a wonderful place for herbal and plant enthusiasts to gather together and learn from one another. “Our focus is on community,” says Steph Zabel, event organizer. “Our spirited events inspire and educate people about the art and science of herbalism.” Cost: Free (to enter marketplace)/$20 per day to attend classes. Location: The Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. For more information, call 617-4532070 or visit Herbstalk.org.

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mma, the “Hugging Saint” who has embraced more than 36 million people throughout the world, returns to Boston on July 1 and 2 for four free programs at the Radisson Hotel, in Manchester. “As Amma looks at each individual, she does so with the most amazing amount of love beaming from her eyes. It’s truly something to experience and witness,” says author Arielle Ford. Programs will take place at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., July 1, and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., July 2, and include inspirational music, meditation, spiritual discourse, and Amma’s embrace. All are welcome. Please plan to arrive at least 90 minutes before the program to receive a free token if you would like to have Amma’s embrace. Tokens may be limited by time constraints. Cost: Free. Location: 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH. For more information, call 781-519-2297, email AmmaNewEngland@ AmmaGroups.org. or visit AmmaNewEngland.org/tour. See ad on page 8. Be sure to let our advertisers know you found them in natural awakenings

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very Tuesday in June, BrainCore USA will be offering free sessions to individuals to experience first-hand how performance brain training can help with ADHD, autism, learning disorders, behavior disorders, anxiety and PTSD. The brain produces brainwaves that communicate with one another at rapid speeds. These brainwaves control our emotions, attitudes and actions; however, if the timing of this communication is off even slightly, the ability to learn and function can be impaired. The good news is neurofeedback can train the brain to produce the proper brainwaves. This allows the brain to make the connections it needs to, using less effort and energy. When this happens, individuals are able to gain greater control of their emotions, self-control increases, and they are able to improve focus helping them become more productive. Neurofeedback is fun and effective for all ages. A number of professional athletes and Olympians are using neurofeedback to increase their performance on the field. Some of the athletes and organizations using neurofeedback are: Kirk Cousins (NFL), Kerri Walsh-Jennings (Olympic beach volleyball champion), Italian World Cup Soccer Team (won the World Cup in 2006), Canadian Olympic Ski Team in 2009 (won most gold medals of any country in 2010 Winter Olympics), football players from University of Notre Dame, St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Florida state champions and national champions for five years), athletes that played for the Boston Red Sox and the Dallas Mavericks, and more. Location: 132 Central St., #205A, Foxborough. For more information, call 844272-4666, email Giovanni@BrainCoreUSA.com or visit BrainCoreUSA.com. See Resource Guide on page 38.

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A Right to Know GMOs has become Regeneration Massachusetts, in coordination with Regeneration International. With the passage of the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know) last July, GMO food labeling is in the hands of the USDA. Labeled or not, however, GMO/industrial agriculture is depleting our soil, producing poor quality food (pesticide residues, reduced nutrition, allergens) while polluting the air, water, soil, our food, our bodies and driving the climate crisis. The Regenerative Agriculture movement presents solutions to build soil health, address climate change and grow healthy and nutritious food while respecting the people that bring it to us. The millions of conscious consumers, parents and real food activists that brought GMO awareness to the forefront are now helping to reclaim and regenerate our food system. For updates and more information, follow at Facebook.com/MARightTo KnowGMOs.

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esearch from the University of Medical Sciences and Technology, in Khartoum, Sudan, tested the efficacy of ginger, cinnamon and a combination of both in reducing root canal infections. The study tested infections associated with 50 teeth involved in root canals. They were divided into five groups. One was treated with a paste of extract of ginger, another of cinnamon, and another with both of them. The final two groups were divided into a positive control group treated with calcium hydroxide with iodoform paste, and a negative control group was left untreated. The researchers recorded the number of colony forming units (CFU) of bacteria—individual bacteria units capable of growing into a colony—before and after the treatments. The extract of ginger group showed the most effectiveness, with a reduction from 83 CFUs to 26.5, suggesting that ginger may help treat or prevent root canal infections. The cinnamon group saw their status reduced slightly, to 77.8 CFUs, and the combination caused a decrease to 49.7.

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study from McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, has found that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) makes working out more enjoyable for individuals that struggle with regular exercise. Jennifer Heisz, lead author and assistant professor in the kinesiology department, observes, “Enjoyment during the first weeks of adopting a new exercise program may be especially important for preventing

dropouts.” Researchers divided 40 sedentary, healthy adults into two groups. One participated in HIIT, which consists of short bursts of intense exercises, followed by lower-intensity recovery periods, for six weeks; the other group performed ongoing moderate exercises. The researchers discovered that while both groups started out with equal enjoyment levels, the HIIT group enjoyed their workouts more as they gained strength, while the moderate group reported unchanged or decreased enjoyment levels.

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he importance of calcium for bone health in women is widely known. Now a new study suggests that a diet of foods considered low-inflammatory, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, may help reduce bone loss and fracture risk. Researchers from Ohio State University calculated the dietary inflammatory index (DII) of 160,191 participants using data from the Women’s Health Initiative clinical trials’ baseline food frequency questionnaires. Comparative DII data were then recorded three and six years later among 10,290 study participants to determine any changes in their individual scores. Results were also compared with the number of hip fractures reported annually for the subjects, along with bone mineral density levels from the subgroup. Women with lower DII scores had less bone loss in their hips after six years.

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Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Kapetan has ruled that the state of California will require Monsanto to place a cancer warning label on the company’s Roundup weed killer. The ruling is the first of its kind in the U.S. and comes after a branch of the World Health Organization labeled the product’s primary ingredient, glyphosate, as a “probable human carcinogen.” Glyphosate, an odorless and tasteless toxin, has been manufactured by Monsanto for more than 40 years and sold in more than 160 countries. Monsanto will have one year to affix the warning label to all relevant products.

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Clarity for Expiration Dates on Food

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Many Americans have been confused by the “Sell By” labels on groceries for 40 years. Now, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the two largest industry trade groups, are adopting voluntary standardized regulations to clarify. Instead of using up to 10 different phrases to communicate safety, they have settled on just two: “Use By”, a safety designation to indicate when perishable foods are no longer good; and “Best if Used By”, an estimate of when the manufacturer thinks the product should be consumed for peak flavor. Studies show that consumers generally believe the current labels all signal whether a product is safe to eat, and that it will still be okay well after its so-called expiration date. At the same time, prematurely tossed groceries dominate landfills and produce greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and a coalition of environmental groups have been urging the industry to clear this up. The change is scheduled to take hold in July 2018.

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Last year, the United Nations International Year of Pulses recognized dry peas, lentils and chickpeas because they are affordable, nutritious and have a low eco-footprint. New, innovative, plant-based proteins will extend the options. The Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition reported that vegetarians can save at least $750 annually over meat eaters by reducing or replacing consumption of animal products and switching to sources that adhere to higher animal welfare standards. The Impossible Burger simulates the sizzle, the smell and the juicy first bite of the real thing to rave reviews. The similar Beyond Burger is a hit at Whole Foods Markets. Tyson Foods is investing in the protein alternative company, Beyond Meat, and launching a $150 million venture capital fund to support plant-based foods. Some large German meat producers are also seeking to diversify with plant-based versions of traditional meaty favorites.

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Hyundai demonstrated its Ioniq autonomous, or driverless, hybrid car concept at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, demonstrating that such vehicles— equipped with sophisticated sensors, GPS and computers—could be for sale within five to seven years. Safety is paramount. Estimates for the U.S., based on a 2013 Eco Center for Transportation study, projected that if 90 percent of vehicles were autonomous, the number of driving-related deaths would plummet from an annual 32,400 to approximately 11,300. “Drivers are excited that driverless cars will offer 90 percent fewer U.S. traffic accidents, 40 percent lower insurance costs, the end of drunk driving accidents and newfound freedom for seniors and people with disabilities,” says Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association. Its 2016 report Self-Driving Vehicles: Consumer Sentiments found that nearly 75 percent of consumers surveyed like the proffered benefits. In Driverless, authors Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman highlight significant ecological benefits, including McKinsey research findings that driverless cars will yield up to 20 percent fuel savings, and a corresponding reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Their smoother driving also extends a vehicle’s life. Ford intends to deliver a fully autonomous vehicle for ride sharing in 2021, according to Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company president and CEO. Companies such as Uber and Lyft already are testing driverless vehicles in pilot cities.


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Banning Bags Is Making a Difference

Governments worldwide are taking control of a pollution problem with bans on different forms of plastic, including shopping bags. The Indian state of Karnataka has completely banned the use of plastic. No wholesale dealer, retailer or trader can now use or sell plastic carrier bags, plates, cups, spoons, cling film or even microbeads. San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ban plastic shopping bags in 2007, and in 2014 it banned plastic water bottles on city properties. Since then, they have included Styrofoam and thermocol (polystyrene). Hawaii introduced a ban on single-use plastic bags in 2015. Coles Bay, Tasmania, was the first town in Australia to ban disposable plastic bags in 2003, using 350,000 fewer than in 2002. Ethiopia, France and Morocco have followed suit. It’s all part of a global movement to protect the life of oceans and other bodies of water.

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Tips to Avoid and Treat Poison Ivy Rash Avoiding even slight contact with poisonous vines that secrete toxic oil goes far in preempting nasty blistering, skin pain and itching. If contact occurs, natural remedies can help prevent and diminish symptoms. Recognition helps. In the North and West, it’s usually a shrub; in the East, Midwest and South, a vine. Watch out for a cluster of three leaves; the color changes seasonally. For outdoor walks or hikes, maximize skin protection by wearing long-sleeved shirts, hats, rubber gloves, socks and closed-toe shoes. Also thoroughly rinse skin that may have come into contact with poison ivy in lukewarm soapy water using a washcloth or hand towel for friction as soon as possible to remove the damaging oil (video at Tinyurl.com/WashOff-Poison-Ivy). n Stay watchful; a rash sometimes doesn’t appear for 12 to 72 hours after contact (aad.org). n If a rash develops, soak in cool water baths containing an oatmeal-based product like Aveeno or oatmeal soap. n Lavender, peppermint, tea tree, Roman chamomile, myrrh, eucalyptus and cypress essential oils all offer anti-inflammatory and other soothing properties (recipes at NewHealth Advisor.com/Essential-Oils-for-Poison-Ivy.html) n Natural treatments found at DrAxe.com include applying apple cider vinegar or brewed and chilled black tea; their tannins and other compounds lower inflammatory reactions. n To reduce itching, GlobalHealingCenter.com suggests baking soda baths and pastes. Ditch the Itch Cream has natural ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal, oat extract, tea tree and neem oils that can provide temporary relief, according to Eartheasy.com. Applying cool paper towels may be helpful; also try witch hazel. Over-the-counter cortisone cream or even calamine lotion is a last resort. n Avoid scratching as an infection may develop through opening a blister. If breathing or swallowing worsens, eyes swell or a rash develops in or near the mouth, head to an emergency room or urgent care center.

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NATURAL REMEDIES FOR SPRING ALLERGIES by Gary Kracoff

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or allergy sufferers, springtime is a blessing and a curse. Beautiful flowers are blooming, green grass growing, leaves opening on trees and shrubs flowering after the long winter. Along with this beauty is a high pollen count, which leads to allergy symptoms for countless people. Most allergy sufferers get little relief from antihistamines and decongestants. In fact, these medications can sometimes do more harm than good. These products are designed to block the histamine receptor and suppress the allergy symptoms. The problem is, without the runny nose or watery eyes, the allergens are delayed in leaving the body, and the body takes longer to fully cleanse. In addition, many antihistamines make people drowsy, which is seldom a good thing. It is important to remember that open windows will compound the effects of allergies. Sufferers should not sleep with open windows. The same pollen residue that finds its way onto windowsills and dressers is also on pillows and sheets and inhaled all

night long as a person sleeps. An air purifier with HEPA filter, by contrast, can add clean, fresh air to a room, and that can be beneficial. An air conditioner works in the same way. It is just very important in either case to make sure that filters are cleaned or replaced regularly. Histamine is released to help us deal with allergens such as pollen. It is released from cells in our blood stream called “mast cells”. When the body is exposed to an allergen, the mast cells release histamine to dilate blood vessels and cause an increase in sneezing, tears and mucus in our respiratory system. These actions help the body expel the allergen. The problem starts when the mast cells over react and release too much histamine. The mast cells keep producing more and more histamine until they overpower the anti-histamine and can stimulate the histamine receptor site. This is one reason why anti-histamine products lose their effectiveness. Ultimately this is a losing battle that leads to the allergy symptoms returning.

Instead of suppressing the body’s natural response with anti-histamine/ decongestants, working with the body to help it deal with the allergens appropriately, can lead to relief very quickly and without the unwanted side effects. Histaminum 30C is a homeopathic medicine that helps the body with the histamine reaction. It does not block the receptor sites or cause drowsiness or over-dryness. The recommended dose is five pellets dissolved under the tongue every 20 to 30 minutes until the symptoms are relieved. This medicine is good for the whole family, children through senior citizens. There are also blends of herbs/ supplements that help stabilize the mast cells and assist with the overproduction of mucus and tears and works with the body to normalize the level of histamine instead of blocking it. Formulas that contain quercetin, Stinging Nettle leaf, bromelain and N-Acetyl-l-Cysteine have been used for years and are available in capsules or chewable tablets. Here in New England we are fortunate that there is a homeopathic remedy available that is specifically blended for the pollens in New England that cause most of the spring time allergy problems. It works to alleviate the allergy symptoms from tree and grass pollens and is sprayed into the mouth three times a day. Local unprocessed honey has also been found to be very helpful for spring time allergies and tastes delicious. Spring is a beautiful season, and the time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Don’t let spring time allergies slow you down. Try supporting the body. Assist it, instead of blocking the symptoms. This is a good way to enjoy the beautiful season of spring in New England. Dr. Gary Kracoff is a naturopathic doctor and registered pharmacist at Johnson Compounding and Wellness Center, located at 577 Main St., Waltham. For more information, call 781-893-3870 ext. 2 or visit NaturalCompounder.com. See ad on page 29 and Resource Guide on pages 39 and 41.

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treated in emergency rooms for misusing prescription opioids, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A majority of Americans feel pain on a daily basis.

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Such statistics expose the magnitude of the problem of chronic pain. “It’s daunting, but there are many natural ways to address it that are inexpensive, effective and with what I call side benefits rather than negative side effects,” says Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, of Kona, Hawaii, author of the smartphone app Cures A-Z. Complementary, integrative or functional medicine, all names for a holistic approach to health care, offer a comforting wealth of gentle ways to address chronic pain, most of which the vast majority of conventional medical doctors are unaware, says Daniel Cherkin, Ph.D., senior investigator emeritus with the Group Health Research Institute, at the University of Washington, in Seattle.

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ccording to the National Center for Health Statistics, 25 percent of Americans, or 76.2 million, are suffering from pain that lasts more than 24 hours at this very moment: Ouch! Lower back pain alone keeps Americans from going to work a total of 149 million days each year, costing the U.S. economy $100 to $200 billion, reports the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Other common types of chronic pain affect musculoskeletal tissues, knees, hips or the neck. Migraines and severe headaches plague 16.6 percent of adults over 18, per a National Health and Nutrition Survey. Neurological discomfort can reach as high as 12.4 percent, estimates a study from the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota. Even visceral or organ pain associated with heart disease, cancer and pelvic diseases occur in at least 20 percent of the global population, according 18

to the International Association for the Study of Pain, in Seattle. If chronic pain is affecting you, you feel it and want relief—right now.

Watch Out for Opioids

Unfortunately, conventional medicine often has little to offer most pain patients. Even for something as pervasive as back pain, surgery and steroid injections are usually an unsatisfactory first line of defense, having mixed results at best, seconded by prescriptions for addictive opioid painkillers. Dr. Nora D. Vokov, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, told the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control in 2014 that there were an estimated 2.1 million people in the U.S. suffering from substance abuse disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers in 2012. The problem is worsening. Every day, 1,000 people are

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“Effective natural treatments include yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic, meditation, lifestyle changes and exercise,” notes Cherkin. “But since they’re not in most doctors’ medical training or learned repertoire for pain relief, patients aren’t offered the opportunity to try them.”

What Helps Relieve Pain

Here are just some of the many natural and affordable forms of pain relief.

Try the Yass method: Mitchell Yass, Ph.D., of St. John’s, Florida, author of The Pain Cure Rx, is busting the myth that musculoskeletal pain is often caused by osteoarthritis. “Arthritis or joint deterioration is rarely the cause of joint pain,” says Yass. He points out that 90 percent of people over 60 have herniated discs, but no associated pain.

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Yass treats patients based on his observation that in up to 98 percent of the cases he sees, weak muscles are the underlying cause of joint pain, and strengthening them provides relief. He says his prescribed exercises are usually effective in days or a few weeks. “Pain is an indication of tissue in distress. For example, pain in the shoulder area is often an impingement of the bicep,” he says. His prescription is strengthening exercises using hand weights for the trapezoid, tricep and serratus anterior muscles. His book suggests a detailed self-diagnosis program and the necessary exercises to strengthen muscles and relieve joint pain (more at Tinyurl.com/YassIntroInfo).

replenish energy and heal muscles.

Hormones—Treat hormone imbalances even if lab tests are “normal”.

Immunity—Dysfunctional immune

systems and persistent infections can lead to chronic pain.

Nutrition—In Teitelbaum’s studies,

optimizing nutritional support, especially B vitamins, vitamin D, ribose, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and magnesium, was helpful. A healthy, high protein, low sugar diet is effectively complemented by a variety of herbs and nutrients, primarily curcumin, boswellia, willow bark and

fish oil, nutrients that widespread studies show stop pain better than pharmaceuticals. He’s also a strong proponent of eliminating sugar entirely because it causes inflammation.

Exercise—Daily exercise speeds the healing process and after 10 weeks following the first four SHINE steps, will increase the capacity to exercise. For migraines, Teitelbaum advocates vitamin B2 (riboflavin). Numerous studies support the effectiveness of dosages of 400 milligrams per day to prevent migraines. After just six weeks of use, a German study published in

Address underlying trauma: Osteopath Maud Nerman, of Novato, California, author of Healing Pain and Injury, has broad experience in treating neurological problems and brain injuries and often focuses on physical and emotional trauma as an underlying cause of chronic pain. She explains that the autonomic nervous system that directs unconscious body functions like breathing, digestion and heartbeat is interrupted by such trauma. “Trauma literally shocks the nervous system,” she says. “The body cannot turn off the ‘fight-or-flight’ reaction, causing a firestorm of inflammation that can lead to a variety of serious diseases, overwhelming the body’s ability to manage its own healing.” Her work has showed how readjusting the body, restoring breathing and reactivating the autonomic nervous system can provide relief in short order.

Consider lifestyle, diet and supplements: “Pain is like the ‘check

oil’ light on a car’s dashboard. It signals that something needs attention,” says Teitelbaum, author of Pain Free 1-2-3. “If the oil light goes on, putting a BandAid over it or smashing it with a hammer won’t help.” Teitelbaum recommends an energy optimization approach he dubs SHINE that addresses underlying causes of chronic pain that has worked for 91 percent of the people he’s treated for fibromyalgia and muscle pain. Sleep—Eight to nine hours a night helps Be sure to let our advertisers know you found them in natural awakenings

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the European Journal of Neurology shows thats taking a daily riboflavin supplement cut the number of migraine days in half for participants and significantly reduced the amount of migraine medication needed.

Tap for Relief: Also known as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Tapping Solutions founder Nick Ortner, of Newtown, Connecticut, says “Tapping sends a calming signal to the amygdala in the brain, turning off the fight or flight stress response and allowing the body to heal.” The physical tapping opens up the body’s energy meridians and allows them to relax so the natural healing process can take place, Ortner explains. EFT combines tapping on specific body points while repeating appropriate affirmative statements such as: “Even though I have this [pain], I love, accept and forgive myself.” He recalls a woman that arrived at a seminar he led with a toothache that had lasted for years. Doctors had done X-rays, seen an infection and prescribed antibiotics to no good effect. He asked her if she recalled when the pain began; without hesitation, she answered, “When my mother passed away unexpectedly.” “So we started working together and the pain reduced significantly right away and eventually disappeared completely,” says Ortner. A follow-up with her dentist showed no sign of the former problem. Up to now, the EFT research is positive. One study from the Energy Medicine University, in Mill Valley, California, found it helped people with chronic pain (some coping with severe fatigue and fibromyalgia) feel physically and emotionally better in as little as a month; another from the Foundation for Epigenetic Medicine, in Santa Rosa, California, showed substantially reduced trauma in institutionalized abused teenagers after just one EFT session. Meditation vs. Medication: Meditation may not resolve the underlying cause of chronic pain, but research from the University of Alabama demonstrates it can interrupt pain signals to the brain. It’s at least as effective as opioid painkillers in relieving chronic pain, according to a study led by Cherkin at the University of Washington. His team’s 342 subjects that had experienced back pain weekly for at least a 20

year were offered either eight meditation and yoga classes, eight cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) sessions or just keeping up their own regular daily routines that did not include yoga and meditation. The results, recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, confirm what numerous other studies have reported: 44 percent experienced a “meaningful reduction” in pain within six months of the meditation or CBT sessions, equal to results reported by people taking addictive opioid pharmaceuticals. More, the pain relief continued for up to two years, even if the subjects stopped doing actual sitting meditation.

“Meditation changes the way people think about pain and how they develop skills to keep it from becoming a major focus in their lives,” observes Cherkin. Regardless of the mechanism, experts in a holistic approach to chronic pain relief agree that encouraging self-control, self-determination and self-empowerment makes a huge difference in patients’ abilities to control pain more naturally and effectively. Kathleen Barnes is author of numerous natural health books, including Our Toxic World: A Survivor’s Guide. Connect at KathleenBarnes.com.

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apping, or Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), soothes the body by turning off the “fight or flight” stress response that can cause inflammation and worsen pain, according to Tapping Solutions founder Nick Ortner, of Newtown, Connecticut. Here’s how to do it:

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Identify the problem (e.g., pain in back of neck).

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Rate the intensity of feelings about the problem on a scale of one to

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Compose a statement about it (e.g., “Even though I have intense neck pain today, I deeply and completely accept myself”).

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Using one or two fingers on one hand, tap the “karate chop” area on the outer edge of the other hand while repeating the statement three times.

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While repeating, e.g., “intense neck pain,” using firm, but gentle pressure, use either two or four fingers to tap these areas, on either side, five to seven times in sequences as follows: * side of eyebrow * side of eye

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* under eye * under nose * chin * inner collarbone * under arm * top of head

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Refocus on the original problem and rate its intensity. Restate what you’re feeling, as needed. Source: The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief, by Nick Ortner; instructional video at Tinyurl.com/Jessica OrtnerTapping.


Unlike most other treatments, reiki is a multi-purposed method that can heal both physical and emotional ailments. Through reiki, some patients suffering from pain due to cancer, injury, or psychological or emotional distress have found relief where other methods were not successful. Scientific validation of reiki’s effectiveness has helped bring this method to the mainstream.

Reiki to the Rescue

Re-establish Energy Balance to Reduce Pain by Janine Gilarde

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ith the many associated problems of pain medications, particularly opiates, it is no wonder that there is a growing population seeking complementary treatments for pain management. Reiki is one such complementary health approach that works directly with the energy of the body, enhancing the body’s own ability to heal itself on all levels—physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Reiki is based on the concept that every living thing has an energy field that must be balanced in order to maintain proper mental, physical, and spiritual health. Chronic pain can occur when this energy field is either blocked or weakened. Simply put, reiki is a practice that helps with stress reduction and

relaxation and promotes healing. It allows the body’s energy field to shift into the relaxation response, which moves one into a calm, meditativelike state. Reiki re-establishes the energy balance in areas of the body experiencing disease and discomfort, thus promoting healing, reducing pain and increasing quality of life. Reiki in medical settings Reiki is becoming an increasingly accepted presence in hospitals and clinics. Beyond signaling a physical problem, chronic pain can also stem from psychological and emotional disturbances. Reiki can resolve them by allowing healing energy to flow freely. The result is reduced pain and tension, as well as feelings of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Research When reiki is examined for its impact on more specific types of pain, studies on reiki therapy reflect a broad spectrum of its benefit for pain relief. Some studies suggest that reiki can reduce fatigue and help patients feel more relaxed, and that translates into the need for less pain medication. Being in a relaxed state also allows the body to heal naturally. While clinical study continues, there are large amounts of anecdotal evidence regarding the effectiveness of reiki. Cancer researchers have reported that patients that have received reiki experienced longer periods of stabilization, and relief from pain and anxiety. Finding a practitioner There is no standardization of the practice of reiki, so to find a qualified practitioner, it’s best to do some research on potential practitioner’s level of experience and training. Janine Gilarde has been studying reiki for more than 15 years. She is a Reiki Master Teacher providing private healing sessions and reiki certification trainings. She is also available to provide workshops and presentations in the community and employee wellness programs. For more information, visit JanineGilarde.com. See ad on page 16 and Resource Guide on pages 39, 41 and 42.

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When Our Spirit Aches Neurofeedback Can Help Heal Emotional Pain by Dianne Kosto

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ccording to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), “Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by persistent, excessive and unrealistic worry about everyday things. People with the disorder, which is also referred to as GAD, experience excessive anxiety and worry, often expecting the worst even when there is no apparent reason for concern. They anticipate disaster and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work or other issues. It affects 6.8 million adults, or 3.1 percent of the U.S. population, in any given year, and women are twice as likely to be affected. GAD is diagnosed when a person finds it difficult to control worry on more days than not for at least six months and has three or more symp22

toms. Symptoms of GAD include the following: restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge; being easily fatigued; difficulty concentrating or mind going blank; irritability; muscle tension; and sleep disturbance (difficulty falling or staying asleep, or restless, unsatisfying sleep).

There has been a strong reliance on medications for the treatment of anxiety and depression, although some evidence currently suggests such medications are far less effective, helping only 50 percent of the patients.

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The disorder comes on gradually and can begin across the life cycle, though the risk is highest between childhood and middle age. Although the exact cause of GAD is unknown, there is evidence that biological factors, family background, and life experiences, particularly stressful ones, play a role. When their anxiety level is mild, people with GAD can function socially and be gainfully employed. When their anxiety is severe, some people can have difficulty carrying out the simplest daily activities. Research in brainwave analysis has pointed to patterns in the prefrontal cortex which correlates with anxiety and depressive symptoms. According to D. C. Hammond, Ph.D., ABEN/ECNS, as published in the journal, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, “Strong research evidence also indicates that there are functional brain abnormalities associated with anxiety and panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.” He explains that a biologic predisposition to depression exists when there is a frontal asymmetry in brainwave activity, with more left frontal alpha activity. “It has been established that the left frontal area is associated with more positive affect and memories, whereas the right hemisphere is more involved in negative emotion,” he says. “This means the left frontal area is less activated. Such persons may be anticipated to be less aware of positive emotions while at the same time being more in touch with the negative emotions that are associated with the right hemisphere.” There has been a strong reliance on medications for the treatment of anxiety and depression, although some evidence currently suggests such medications are far less effective, helping only 50 percent of the patients. Side effects are commonly experienced and are a difficult trade off for patients. An alternative therapy is available. Quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) is used to “map” brainwave activity to detect these patterns. The brain can then be taught to alter the patterns and function more optimally, often relieving


the struggles of those with anxiety and depressive tendencies and disorders. The process of re-training brainwave patterns is drugless, painless and has no negative side effects, and is referred to as neurofeedback or EEG-biofeedback. Neurofeedback offers anyone suffering with GAD, PTSD and depression or related symptoms an effective alternative to medications with long-term results. Dianne Kosto is a certified neurofeedback technician, trainer, provider and specialist on a mission to share this drugless, painless, non-invasive modality. She is the founder of BrainCore USA. For more information, visit BrainCoreUSA.com and schedule a free 30-minute initial phone consultation via this link MeetMe.so/DianneKosto. See Resource Guide on page 38.

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Grill Scrumptious Pizzas and Flatbreads by Claire O’Neil

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ummer is high season for grilling when just about anything sizzled over high heat tastes great. Grill masters Karen Adler and Judith Fertig recently put this theory to the test when they fired up their grills—gas and charcoal—to cook bruschetta, panini, flatbreads and pizzas. The results tasted so good that they created a cookbook: Patio Pizzeria: Artisan Pizza and Flatbreads on the Grill. Here are a few pointers using a backyard charcoal-style approach, with toxin-free hardwood lump charcoal, or a barbecue gas grill. Grill grates can be plain or fancy, from a pizza stone to a high-heat pizza oven—all can bring out that charcoal earthiness.

Great Grilled Breads

“No patio pizzeria repertoire is complete without a signature grilled bread. It’s one of the easiest and most flavorful appetizers ever,” says Adler. This dish starts with good whole grain bread, liberally brushed with extra-virgin olive oil on both sides, and then grilled and topped with any number of vegetable mixtures, from fresh sliced tomatoes to sautéed bell peppers or broccoli rabe

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and garlic. “The bread slices should be big enough to manage on the grill grates with long-handled grill tongs,” she says. “Simply cook on each side until the bread has good grill marks, then add toppings.” For flatbread, Fertig suggests starting with a pound of fresh pizza dough—healthy grain, if preferred— cut into four pieces. Pat each piece into an oval on a floured surface. “The good thing about flatbread is that it can be just about any shape, so the pressure is off to make it perfectly round.” Brush each oval with olive oil before transferring it directly onto the hot grill grate. When the dough bubbles up like a pancake, turn it with grill tongs and cook the other side. Then top the grilled flatbread with mixtures like honey, pistachios and chive blossoms or freshly chopped herbs and grated pecorino cheese. “Grilled flatbread can go vegan, vegetarian or ‘omnivore-ean’,” she says.

Tiny Pizzas with Big Flavor

Another variation is to step up from flatbread to small, individual pizzas, or pizzettes. For this, use the same


fresh pizza dough, but roll it into four perfect rounds. One by one, the rounds go on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and brushed with olive oil. “Placing the dough on the oiled parchment paper first and then flipping it upside-down on the grill grates helps keep the dough’s shape better than placing it directly on the grates by hand. This quick flip-and-peel motion is easy once you do it a time or two. Keeping the pizzas small also makes them easier to maneuver on the grill,”

advises Adler. After each pizzette bubbles up like a pancake, it needs to be turned and moved to the indirect, or no-heat, side of the grill. There, it gets pizza toppings and can sit for a while with the grill lid closed, so the toppings melt. Served with a fresh salad or summer fruit, a flatbread or pizzette makes for a perfect summer meal on the grill. Claire O’Neil is a freelance writer in Kansas City, MO.

Pizzeria Recipes

Baby Arugula, Ricotta, Sea Salt and Olive Oil Pizzas Yields: 4 (6-to-8-inch) pizza servings Fresh baby arugula on top gives this pizza a fresh first bite, with creamy, tangy, salty and grill-icious to follow.   1 cup ricotta cheese ¼ tsp dried red pepper flakes 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil ¼ tsp coarse sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 lb prepared pizza dough, garlic and herb-flavored, if possible; whole wheat, natural grain or gluten-free if preferred Unbleached all-purpose or gluten-free flour for rolling out and dusting Extra-virgin olive oil for brushing ¼ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese 4 cups baby arugula (about 6 oz)  

Stir together the ricotta, red pepper flakes and olive oil in a small bowl and adjust the seasonings to taste. Set aside. Prepare an indirect medium-hot fire in the grill, with heat on one side and no heat on the other.   Divide the dough into four portions. On a floured surface, pat or roll each portion into a 6-to-8-inchdiameter circle.   Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush olive oil into a circle that’s a little larger than a pizza, and then place a pizza on the oiled circle. Brush the top of the pizza with olive oil.   Lift the pizza by holding the ends of the parchment paper. At a height of about 6 inches above the grill, flip the circle of dough onto the hot side of the grill grates. Quickly peel off the parchment and close the lid. Grill the pizza for 2 to 3 minutes, or until it has good grill marks.   Turn the pizza with tongs and move it to the indirect side. Spread the pizza with one-quarter of the ricotta and sprinkle with one-quarter of the Pecorino Romano. Cover and grill for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Repeat the process with the other pizzas. To serve, top each pizza with 1 cup of arugula.

Broccoli Rabe and Garlic Bruschetta Yields: 8 servings Hearty greens such as broccoli rabe, kale, Swiss chard and spinach are interchangeable here. A quick sauté until greens are wilted keeps dark colors brilliant. Pile the greens, still dripping with olive oil, atop the toasted bread for an appetizer or delicious side with pasta or pizza.   For the sautéed broccoli rabe: 8 oz broccoli rabe, chopped 1 large garlic clove, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 /8 tsp kosher or sea salt Pinch of red pepper flakes (less than 1/8 tsp)   For the bruschetta: 8 slices (½-inch-thick) of Italian country (or gluten-free) bread 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil   For the sautéed broccoli rabe, in a large skillet on the stovetop, heat 2 tablespoons of water and add the broccoli rabe and garlic. Cook until soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with the red pepper flakes and salt. Adjust the seasonings to taste.   For the bruschetta, prepare a medium-hot fire in the grill. Brush each slice with the olive oil and grill 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until it has good grill marks.   Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the wilted broccoli rabe on each bruschetta and serve warm.

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Divide the dough into four portions. On a floured surface, pat or roll each portion into a 6-to-8-inch-diameter circle.

Thai Shrimp Pizzettes with Coconut and Chiles Yields: 4 (6-to-8-inch) pizza servings

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush olive oil into a circle that’s a little larger than a pizza, and then place a pizza on the oiled circle. Brush the top of the pizza with olive oil.

Green curry paste, available in the Asian section of the grocery, contains green chiles, lemongrass and other tasty seasonings. Ingredients include enough shrimp for nibbling before scattering the bulk of them on the pizzettes. For the green curry coconut sauce: 1 cup fresh or canned coconut milk, well shaken 2 tsp green curry paste Juice of 1 lime (about 1 Tbsp) For the shrimp pizzettes: 1 lb large shrimp (31 to 35), peeled and deveined Extra-virgin olive oil for brushing 1 lb prepared pizza dough, whole wheat, natural grain or gluten-free if preferred Unbleached all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour for rolling out and dusting ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro For the green curry coconut sauce, stir together the coconut milk, green curry paste and lime juice in small bowl. Set aside.

For the shrimp pizzettes, soak 8 (12inch) bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes. Prepare an indirect medium-hot fire in the grill, with heat on one side and no heat on the other.

Lift the pizza by holding the ends of the parchment paper. At a height of about 6 inches above the grill, flip the circle of dough onto the hot side of the grill grates. Quickly peel off the parchment and close the lid. Grill the pizza base for 2 to 3 minutes, or until it has good grill marks. Turn the pizza with tongs and move it to the indirect heat side. Spread the pizza with one-quarter of the green curry coconut sauce. Cover and grill for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until the topping has melted.

Thread the shrimp onto the prepared skewers and brush with olive oil.

Repeat the process with the other pizzas. To serve, top each pizza with grilled shrimp and cilantro.

Grill shrimp over direct heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until firm, opaque and pink.

Source: Patio Pizzeria, by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig; adapted, with the permission of Running Press.

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or many people pain is a constant companion. Whether from debilitating arthritic pain, other chronic pain conditions stemming from neurological, structural or muscular conditions, or short pain brought on by an injury or illness, pain will enter everyone’s life at some point. When it happens people deal with it as best they can. Often, doctors end up prescribing medicines that unfortunately have side effects that may result in additional aggravating conditions and symptoms to be managed. Fortunately, hypnosis can help manage and often eliminate one’s awareness of pain. It is important to understand that pain is not an enemy; it is a biological defense mechanism within the body that indicates a problem which requires addressing. Pain often is what will force a person to slow down and allow the body to heal it-

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self. Without it, many people would continue to push beyond their body’s limits. Once the problem is understood and diagnosed properly, the treatment for the pain is critical for quality of life and recovery. Hypnosis is a powerful tool for managing pain, and—depending upon the condition and the individual’s personality—it can eliminate or diminish the pain greatly by rerouting a neural pathway in the brain, greatly altering the person’s response to pain. Awareness of pain is a matter of how often it is focused upon. Almost everyone has experienced pain from an injury and when life demands that we do something, we temporarily forget about the pain to get that task done. Once things settle back down we focus on the pain again and it returns. Hypnosis works upon the notion that if the sufferer’s focus can be redirected, then the


pain will diminish. Numerous neuroscience studies have proven the effectiveness of hypnosis on pain, from pre-surgery and post-surgery results where neuro-imaging shows the pain center impact and reduction of medicines needed to provide pain relief, to the results of studies on chronic pain. As science proves hypnosis’ effectiveness, more and more people are turning to competent hypnotists for relief of their suffering. Additional benefits to using hypnosis for pain management include the reduction of stress and anxiety the pain has been creating an individual’s life. Stress and anxiety will cause the body to tense up, and tense muscles exacerbate pain, often intensifying the amount of pain being felt. Moreover, sleep deprivation often complicates matters. A body in pain creates elevated levels of cortisol which often causes light sleep and minimal restorative sleep. Hypnosis is highly effective at reducing the cortisol output resulting in better delta sleep, hence the replenishing of norepinephrine and serotonin production, two of the “happy” hormones. With more of these hormones and better rest, a person is able to handle pain better. Anyone considering trying hypnotherapy for pain management should find a qualified hypnotherapist, call and speak to the hypnotist about their experience and approach with pain management, and make sure one feels comfortable with the person and their knowledge. Rose Siple is a certified professional hypnotherapist, transformational life coach and the founder of Thought Alchemy’s Transformation Center, in Rehoboth, MA. For more information, call 774-991-0574 or visit Thought Alchemy.guru. See ad on page 9 and Resource Guide on page 40.

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FAMILY SCREEN TIME How to Set Boundaries in the Digital Era by April Thompson

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inecraft. Pokemon. Snapchat. Digital media dominates childhood. That time youngsters used to spend playing with friends, being with family or sleeping has been zapped. According to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 8-to-10-year-olds are daily exposed to nearly eight hours of onscreen media and heavy media users are twice as likely to report poor grades. Conscientious and concerned parents are setting limits on screen time and reclaiming family time. Experts, too, are working to define a “new healthy” at a time when many activities, from homework to shopping, are moving online.   “How can you begin to limit kids’ screen time when teachers are increasingly using media?” queries Pediatrician Corinn Cross, who practices in Los Angeles. “It’s hard. None of us grew up with this level of technology, and it’s moving faster than any advice can.”  

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shifted from strict time limits to greater flexibility for and within different age groups. For children under 18 months, the recommendation is to avoid media altogether outside of video chats with loved ones. In the older age ranges, the guidelines are less prescriptive and more about setting individual limits that ensure getting enough sleep and physical activity along with achieving other developmental needs. Cross believes excessive screen time is particularly detrimental for younger kids that have fewer waking hours and more developing to do. “Toddlers don’t learn well from screens, so you will have limited return from using screens for education,” she observes.   Kathy Marrocco, an Oakland Township, Michigan, blogger with YourOrganicChild.com, initially worried about her kids’ potential adverse exposure to radiation from cell phone use. Her concern soon turned to other big impacts of digital media encroaching on their lives. She cites a study of 3,000 parents of grade-school-aged kids, which found that


nearly two-thirds of the children are using their devices at night instead of sleeping, with a corresponding drop in concentration, memory and energy. Marrocco maintains firm boundaries with her daughter, 13, and son, 18, prohibiting the use of electronics at the kitchen table and in their rooms at night, in line with AAP recommendations. “They can only have devices in their room at night if they are in offline ‘airplane mode’ so they won’t be tempted to check or respond to incoming messages,” she says.   Kids don’t sleep well next to their phones, agrees Cross, a mother of three, ages 4, 6 and 8. “They have trouble falling and staying asleep.” She also doesn’t let her children use e-readers instead of books.  

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Psychotherapist Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D., an addiction expert and executive director of The Dunes, a rehab clinic in East Hampton, New York, is even firmer about screen time, having seen some kids go off the digital deep

Media and screens are best used purposefully, to achieve a specified goal. ~Corinn Cross end. Delaying the onset of screen exposure is the most critical step a parent can take, suggests Kardaras. “There’s no evidence to suggest media exposure is beneficial to child development. Most tech geniuses, including the founders of Google, Amazon and Apple, were not exposed to it until adolescence. “Treating digital addiction is challenging because you can’t be digitally abstinent in this society,” he continues. “Prevention is the key.” Digital media abuse can have lasting developmental impacts, according to Kardaras, author of Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking our Kids and How to Break the Trance. DrKardaras.com cites numerous studies on the effects of such intensive use, from increased prevalence of attention deficit disorder to higher rates of depression.

Brain imaging studies from institutions such as the medical schools at Indiana University and University of Utah have shown how heavy exposure to digital media has effects on the brain similar to substance addiction, reports Kardaras, affecting areas of the brain linked with functions like impulse control, brain connectivity and processing speed. In his practice, red flags for potential digital addiction include strong reactions when devices are taken away, disinterest in “offline” activities, worsening of interpersonal relationships and dropping grades. Modeling good practices is as important as monitoring kids’ behavior, suggests Cross. In her household, all electronic tablets and cell phones are kept in a drawer when not in use. “If I have work to do or have to take a phone call, I’ll go to another room, then come back and be present with the kids,” she says. “Quality, face-toface time is important.”   Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.

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Homeopathy for Joint Injury and Pain Six Remedies for Relief by Shawn Messonnier

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oint disease, specifically arthritis, is a common problem in dogs and cats, especially as they age. The causes are many and include obesity, inflammation, immune dysfunction and normal wear and tear in joints. Conventional therapies include steroids, non-steroidal medications, analgesic medications to control pain and surgery, when applicable. Clinical signs of arthritis include joint stiffness, pain, difficulty getting up and down, a pet’s decreased desire to walk or exercise and increased aggression due to pain. Keep in mind that other causes may be misdiagnosed as “arthritis”, but are related to another disease. Many natural therapies for joint disease include acupuncture, chiropractic, cold laser treatment, physical therapy, Chinese and Western herbal therapies, nutrition and diet, homotoxicology and homeopathy. Several key homeopathic remedies recommended for human relief in osteoarthritic knee, hip

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and finger joints by Dr. Vikas Sharma, of Chandigarh, India, may also be helpful for pets with joint injury and pain, according to The Arthritis Solution for Dogs & Cats (PetCareNaturally. com). Consult a holistic veterinarian for individual treatment options.

Arnica This is a mainstay of homeopathy, as noted in the New World Veterinary Repertory, and applies to anything related to bones and joints. It is useful for chronic arthritis, especially if the painful parts of the body seem to worsen when moved or touched.

Bryonia Alba It’s especially helpful for pets showing signs of stiffness and inflammation with pain made worse as the pet moves, especially when rising and lying down. Offset cold dry weather with warmth and humidification. Discomfort is aggravated when the


affected body part is touched, bumped or moved about, which may spur aggressive behavior, so show tender care and respect. Relief typically comes when the pet rests the affected part.

Calcarea carbonica This remedy may ease deeply aching arthritis, particularly if bony or fibrous tissue has formed around joints. Avoid cold and dampness. Signs alerting a veterinarian to the problem may include muscle weakness, fatigue from exertion and a feeling of chilliness or sluggishness (these pets may also be hypothyroid).

Kali carbonicum Pets with advanced arthritis showing joints that are thickened or deformed may benefit from kali. Stiffness and pain are typically worse in the morning from cold, damp weather, so that’s an ideal time for applying prescribed treatment.

Rhus toxicodendron This is useful for many arthritic pets and especially those with rheumatoid arthritis, which is rare. The remedy is also beneficial for pets that start the day stiff and in pain, but improve with continued movement. Protect them from cold, wet weather conditions.

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Another widely recognized arthritis remedy, ruta grav is for pets whose symptoms may be exacerbated by cold and damp and exertion. It may be prescribed for affected and damaged tendons and capsules of the joints, when arthritis may have developed from overuse, repeated wear and tear and associated chronic inflammation. The practice of functional medicine teaches combinations of complementary therapies suited to the individual pet’s needs. Homeopathics can be a beneficial element in treating animals suffering from a variety of joint disorders. Shawn Messonnier, a doctor of veterinary medicine practicing in Plano, TX, is the author of The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats and Unexpected Miracles: Hope and Holistic Healing for Pets. Be sure to let our advertisers know you found them in natural awakenings

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calendarofevents All Calendar events for the July issue must be received by June 10 and adhere to our guidelines. Visit NaturalAwakeningsBoston.com for guidelines and to submit entries. For extended event descriptions and additional listings, visit NaturalAwakeningsBoston.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 3 Roslindale Village Farmers’ Market Opening Day and Green Mobility Day – 9:45am. Ride your bike or walk to the opening day festivities. Includes: food trucks, pop-up art shows, children’s games, live music, vendors and more. Free. Adams Park, Roslindale. 617-327-4065. Roslindale.net/ RVMS-Farmers-Market. Charles River Festival – 11am-6pm. Music, People’s Sculpture Race, performances, art exhibits, family-oriented craft making activities and more. Over 100 food vendors and artisans sell their offerings. Free. Between Edwin H Land Blvd & Lechmere Canal, East Cambridge. CambridgeMA.gov. U.S. Jokhang Benefit Concert – 10pm. An evening of Himalayan music, food and auction to raise funds for the building of the Jowo Temple. Hosted by the Drikung Meditation Center in Arlington. $25. Arlington Masonic Lodge, 19 Academy St, Arlington. DrikungBoston.Center.

SUNDAY, JUNE 4 Free Introduction to Reiki – 10am-12pm. An overview of reiki, an ancient hands-on healing method for reducing stress, relieving pain and facilitating healing and personal growth. Free. Arlington Reiki Associates, 366 Massachusetts Ave, Ste 304, Arlington. Pre-registration required: 781-648-9334 or ArlingtonReiki.com.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 8 Increase Self-Confidence with Hypnosis – 6:308pm. Enjoy a group hypnosis session to help you build your inner strength and self-esteem so you can feel more comfortable. By donation; benefit event. The Tam Center for Healing, 15 Cottage Ave, 5th Fl, Quincy. 781-340-2146. Hypnosis.ws.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9 2017 Master Mantak Chia Universal Healing Tao: Teacher Trainings – June 9-25. Mantak Chia, renowned Qigong/Taichi Master, goes from the basic teachings through Fussion I & II and is joined by Karin Sovik for Chi Nei Tsang Training, an ancient detoxifying and energizing abdominal massage. Followed by teachings in Tok Sen, a 5,000-yr-old traditional Thai healing practice. Eastover Estate and Retreat, 430 East St, Lenox. 866-264-5139. Schedule details: Eastover.com. Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest – June 9-10. An annual fundraiser for the Boston Local Food Program. This Brewfest highlights local beer brewers, cider, mead, and artisan beverage makers, and local food vendors. The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville. Kelly@ sbnmass.org. Details: sbnmass.org.

World Oceans Day at the Aquarium – 11am3pm. Family-friendly festival that showcases the conservation efforts of community groups and organizations. Free. New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston. 617-973-5200. neaq.org.

Free Acupuncture Day – 9am-4pm. Relax, find relief, and rest with community acupuncture in a quiet environment. Free relaxation treatments for 1st-time patients. Affordable prices, some insurance accepted. Joy Community Acupuncture, 335 Bolyston St, Rte 9, Ste J3, Newton. 339-5451119. JoyCommunityAcupuncture.com.

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Scooper Bowl – June 6-8. 12-8pm. Raises money for the Jimmy Fund to benefit cancer research at Dana-Farber. Eat all you want of the ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt and sorbet donated by the nation’s top frozen dessert companies. $10/ages 10 & up, $5/ages 3-9, free/under 3. Hall Plaza, Boston. ScooperBowl.org.

Free Info Session for 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training – 10am. Learn more about our 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training that can be used towards teaching or simply to deepen your knowledge of your practice. Next program starting Sept 15. Free. Revolution Community Yoga, 537 Massachusetts Ave, Acton. 978-274-5596. YogaActon.com/200Hour-Yoga-Teacher-Training.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 Local Sustainable Economies Conference – June 7-9. 8:30am-10pm. Learn and share with local leaders cutting-edge, visionary and practical ideas on how to grow your organization, your local economy and our movement. Northeastern University, Boston. Kelly@sbnmass.org. Details: sbnmass.org. Here & Now Kabbalah on Being Present Live – 7:30-9pm. With Yosef Basham. The present is the place we have the most power to truly control and transform our lives. Join us for an inspiring class and receive kabbalistic tools to help you focus on your present. Free. Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Ave, Boston. 800-522-2252. Eventbrite.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 11 Boston Early Music Festival – June 11-18. Concert schedule varies daily. The largest early music festival in the world. Features a fully staged Baroque opera plus hundreds of other performances, master classes, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, children’s programs and more. Tickets range in price. Various venues across Boston. Details: bemf.org. Reiki Level 1 Training & Certification – 9am7pm. Monthly Reiki Level 1 Training classes in a warm and professional setting. Learn to care for yourself and others with reiki, including reiki meditations, how to practice hands-on healing

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of self and others, the reiki principles, reiki history, and how reiki promotes mindfulness and wellness on all levels of your being. Comprehensive course manual. CEUs for nurses, social workers and LMTs. $150. Brenner Reiki Healing, 324 Central St, Newton. 617-244-8856. BrennerReikiHealing.org. Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade – 12:30pm. Commemorate the anniversary of the famous battle against the British on nearby Breed’s Hill on June 17, 1775. Afterwards explore the Bunker Hill Museum and the USS Constitution with free admission. Free. Bunker Hill Monument, Monument Sq, Charlestown. 617-242-5601.

TUESDAY, JUNE 13

markyourcalendar Aging Webinar Presented by Aging in Detail. Learn how to help your parents make the best possible choices now and in the future. Webinar discussion with a panel of professionals.

Tues., June 13 • 7 - 8pm Free. For more info or to register: 617-206-4885 or Info@AgingInDetail.com. AgingInDetail.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 Fertility Awareness Meetup – 6:30-7:30pm. A space where women can connect with peers to access information and pose questions about using natural birth control for pregnancy prevention or achievement. Free. The Women’s Center, 46 Pleasant St, Cambridge. 617-899-7624. ACFertilityAwareness.com. Brain Training at its Best: Psychological, Neurological, Cognitive Correction – 7-8:30pm. A free educational lecture by Dr. Jolene Ross concerning easy, effective, safe and durable brain training for executive functioning, ADHD, memory, attention, anxiety, and depression as well as many other neurologically based disorders of the brain. Research will be presented. Morrill Memorial Library, 33 Walpole St, Norwood. 781444-9115. AdvancedNeurotherapy.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 16 Fort Point Open Studios – June 16-18. 4-7pm, Fri; 12-6pm, Sat & Sun. 75 Fort Point artists open their studios to the public. Free. Fort Point area of South Boston Waterfront, across Fort Point Channel from South Station, Downtown Boston. FortPointArts.org.


Free Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation/Information Session – 6:30-8:30pm. Cindy Gittleman, Certified MBSR teacher and founder of Sunrise Mindfulness, leads a free information session about the MBSR program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Free. Roots & Wings, 317 N Main St, Natick. 978-6577730. SunriseMindfulness.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28 Brain Training at its Best: Psychological, Neurological, Cognitive Correction – 6-7:30pm. A free educational lecture by Dr. Jolene Ross concerning easy, effective, safe, and durable brain training for executive functioning, ADHD, memory, attention, anxiety, and depression as well as many other neurologically based disorders of the brain. Research will be presented. Free. Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Ave, Milton. 781-4449115. AdvancedNeurotherapy.com.

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Qigong Practice Continuation – 1:30pm. With Sifu Donald Wong. Includes: Simple Wuji standing, yoga and meditation, first 4 standing position of Yi Chuan, Tai Chi Ruler exercise for the shoulders, last 4 sets of the 8 Brocade. May include other tenants. Sifu Wong will work on anyone with a discomfort for $10/person, at the end of the seminar. Others may stay to observe the process. As taught at the Qi Farm. $35. Revolution Community Yoga, 537 Massachusetts Ave, Acton. 978-274-5596. YogaActon.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 18 Free Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation/Information Session – Also June 25. 6:30-8:30pm. Cindy Gittleman, Certified MBSR teacher and founder of Sunrise Mindfulness, leads a free information session about the MBSR program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Free. Roots & Wings, 317 N Main St, Natick. 978-657-7730. SunriseMindfulness.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 20 The Incredible Dr. You Workshop – 7:158:15pm. This first of two workshop breaks down the basics of Network Spinal Analysis, the method of chiropractic used at Newton Chiropractic. Get more out of your adjustments and enlighten yourself on just how incredible your body is at healing itself. Free. Newton Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, 383 Elliot St, Ste 250, Newton. Please RSVP: 617-964-3332. WellAdjusted.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 Summer Solstice Celebration 2017: Night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture – 5-9pm. A fun evening with circus performers, music, dance, food trucks and hands-on activities for all ages including free evening admission to the museums. Free. Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, 11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge. HMSC. Harvard.edu.

markyourcalendar The Journey of Personal Healing through the Human Energy Field 1-day workshop is based on Barbara Ann Brennan’s book, Light Emerging. Join us in exploring the imbalances/blocks that exist in the seven levels of the human energy field and its role in health, and create your own individualized healing plan. Presented by Anne Hoye, BBSH School Dean.

Sat., June 24 - 9am - 5pm $125. Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club, The Mansion, 2907 Main St, Brewster. To register: 561-620-8767 or BarbaraBrennan.com. Free Introduction to Reiki – 10am-12pm. An overview of reiki, an ancient hands-on healing method for reducing stress, relieving pain and facilitating healing and personal growth. Free. Arlington Reiki Associates, 366 Massachusetts Ave, Ste 304, Arlington. Pre-registration required: 781-648-9334. ArlingtonReiki.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25 Sensual & Sexual Awakening and Empowerment for Women – 1-4pm. A class that will dramatically increase pleasure in your body and life. A new and empowering sex education will be presented. Includes a deepening into the understanding of sacred sexuality. Receive a homeplay program, via email, after the class. $100 includes a homeplay program. Sacred Temple Arts, Private Residence, 121 Water St, Newburyport. 978-309-9399. SacredTempleArts.com.

Symposium Panel Discussion & Meditation – 7-10pm. All of our symposium master teachers will be present for Q&A and diving deeply into the wisdom of ancient healing traditions of the Orient including the practice of qigong, tai chi and meditation. Free. Eastover Estate & Retreat Center, 430 East St, Lenox. 866-264-5139. Events@ Eastover.com. Details: Eastover.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 7

markyourcalendar “Yoga ME Happy” Women’s Retreat Relax, recharge, restore your inner happy in scenic Rockport, Massachusetts. Enjoy the ocean, nature, yoga, meditation, aromatherapy workshop, great food, new friends.

Fri., July 7 - Sun., July 9 $350 includes all meals, yoga and lodging. Limited to 24 amazing women. Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257 Granite St, Rockport. 508-990-6795. Nancy_RealLifeYoga@ comcast.net. RealLifeYoga.com.

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savethedate “Embrace Your Grace” Women’s Kundalini Yoga Retreat In scenic Rockport, Massachusetts. Learn to enjoy each moment as it with grace and brighten your inner soul.

Thurs., Aug 3. - Sun., Aug 6 $450 includes all meals, yoga and meditation. Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257 Granite St, Rockport. 508-990-6795. Nancy_ RealLifeYoga@comcast.net. RealLifeYoga.com.

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daily Quincy Market History Tour – 11am, daily; 6pm, Wed; 2pm, Sat. Learn about Quincy Market’s central and ever-evolving role in Boston’s history. Meet guide by Pulse Café on South Market St. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 S Market, Boston. 617-523-1300. FaneuilHallMarketplace.com. Frog Pond Spray Pool – June 24-Labor Day. 11am-6pm. For 12 and under. Frog Pond turns into a spray pond for the summer. Lifeguards on duty during open hours. Free. Frog Pond at Boston Common. BostonFrogPond.com. Restorative Yoga – 4-6:30pm. With Billie Jo Joy. Anyone needing to chill out and rest body, mind and spirit. Props used to support total relaxation, giving you a chance to catch up with yourself. Open to beginners and experienced yogis, people with injuries and other precautions. $40/session. Art & Soul, 91 Hampshire St, Cambridge. 617594-1794. For specific dates: ArtSoulYoga.com. Free Drop-In Summer Yoga on Boston Common – June-Aug. 6-7:15pm. Instructors provide power vinyasa flow for students of all levels. Bring your own mat, blocks, towels and belt. Free. Frog Pond at Boston Common. BostonFrogPond.com.

sunday Celebration Service – 10-11:15am. Meditation, 9:45am. Service followed by fellowship. Free. Center for Spiritual Living of Greater Boston, 50 Dudley St, Cambridge. 617-947-2743. CSLBoston.org. SoWa Vintage Market – 10am-4pm. Designers, collectors, appreciators of the beautiful and unusual love this market. A cool, urban, vintage flea market featuring fresh vintage and designer finds every week. Free. SoWa Vintage Market, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston. SoWaVintageMarket.com. Vinyl Sundays at Short Path Distillery – 1-6pm. Bring your favorite LP and we’d be happy to spin it on the tasting room stereo system. Or choose from our selection. Free. Short Path Distillery, 71 Kelvin St, Unit 2, Everett. ShortPathDistillery.com.

monday Open P-Knotting at Noon – 12-12:45pm. Also Tues, Wed & Thurs. Individualized guided instruction on how to use the P-Knot. No P-Knot required. Free. P-Knot Industries, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St, Rm 1217, Pawtucket. 401753-2099. P-Knot.com. EasYoga – Thru June. 6-7:30pm. Also Tues & Thurs. Relax, re-energize and revitalize. Walkins welcome. First session free. The Well Street

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Station, 62 Mt Auburn St, Watertown. 617-9231440. WellStreetStation.com. Nia-Somatic Fitness Classes – 7:30-8:30pm. Nia technique is a blend of dance martial arts and healing arts set to music to fit your personal experience. All levels welcome. Discount cards available. $15. Om Namo Center, 21 Belmont St, Cambridge. 617-620-7654. OmNamoCenter.com.

tuesday Noon Concerts on the Freedom Trail – 12:15pm. Stop by to hear a 30-40-min concert. Performers vary each week and perform a wide variety of music ranging from jazz to folk, medieval to modern. $3 suggested donation. King’s Chapel, 64 Beacon St, Boston. 617-2272155. Kings-Chapel.org. Anxiety and Panic Support Group – 6:30pm. 1st Tues. Designed to offer a place where people with common interests and experience can meet. You are not alone in your experience, and knowledge is the key to living a symptom-free life. Free. Washington St, Newton. 617-849-3198. UCanBFearFree.com. Open Meditation – 7-8:15pm. A supportive environment with 45 mins of shamatha sitting. Appropriate for all levels with several breaks and a brief inspirational video. Free. Rigpa Boston, 24 Crescent St, Ste 308, Waltham. 619-906-4291. RigpaBoston.org.

wednesday Nia-Somatic Fitness Classes – 8:30-9:30am. Nia technique is a blend of dance martial arts and healing arts set to music to fit your personal experience. All levels welcome. Discount cards available. $15. Studio 550, 550 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge. StudioAt550.org. Free Tour of Symphony Hall – 4pm select Wed. Also 2pm select Sat. Join volunteers on a behindthe-scenes tour and hear about the hall and the history and traditions of the famed musicians and conductors. Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston. For available dates & times: 617-638-9390. BSO.org. Boston Public Library Concerts in the Courtyard – Thru Aug 30. 6-7pm. Also Fri, 12:30-1:30. Various artists and groups give concerts throughout the summer. See website for full listing. Free. Central Library in Copley Square, McKim Courtyard, 700 Boylston St, Boston. 617536-5400. BPL.org/Programs/Concerts. Museum of Fine Arts Free Wednesdays – 6-9pm. An opportunity to sketch from live models and/or from objects in their collections. A drawing instructor provides insights on drawing technique

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and the artist-model relationship as it informs the creation of artwork. MFA, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston. 617-267-9300. MFA.org. Active Stretch for EveryBODY – 6:30pm. Also Mon, 7:30am & Thurs, 9:30am. Everybody from elite athletes to couch potatoes welcomed. See “classes” on website. $12/drop-in, $100/10 classes with Budget Stretcher card. STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center, 14 Nason St, Ste 202, Maynard. 978-897-0110. StarTechHealing.com. Let’s Laugh Today Laughter Yoga – 7:308:30pm. 1st Wed. Any age and any level of physical ability can enjoy this unique exercise of laughter and clapping combined with gentle breathing that brings more oxygen to the body’s cells. Free. Meetinghouse of the First Universalist Society, 262 Chestnut St, Franklin. 508-660-2223. LetsLaughToday.com. Public Open Night at the Observatory – 8:30pm, Spring/Summer; 7:30pm, Fall/Winter. A chance to come observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars and see things you otherwise might not get to see. Held most Wed evenings throughout the year, weather permitting. Free. Coit Observatory at Boston University, 725 Commonwealth Ave, Boston. 617-353-2630. BU.edu.

thursday Free Night at the ICA – 5-9pm. The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave, Boston. ICABoston.org. Assabet Valley Holistic Mom’s Group – 7-8:30pm. 2nd Thurs. A nonprofit organization that is gender neutral, open to the public. LGBT, singles, couples, marriages, teachers, professionals and individuals are welcome. Free. Maynard Public Library, 77 Nason St, Maynard. More info: 978-908-7870. SRR Thursday Night 4.06 Miler – 7:15-8:15pm. It may be raining. It may be hot or cold. The SRR Thursday night run will happen every week, no matter what. Free. Casey’s Bar, 171 Broadway, Somerville. SRR.org/Events/Thursday-NightRace. African Dance – Thru June. 7:30-9pm. Come experience the exhilarating energy of African dance to live drummers with experienced teacher Alice Heller. $18. Smith Gym, Ball Field Rd, Lincoln. 617-620-7654. AliceHellerDance.com. Shift from Dis-ease to Ease – 7:30-9pm. 2nd Thurs. Cancer? Be supported in how to manage your anxiety and explore how the interactions of your beliefs and feelings can have profound effects on your health and well-being. Presented by, Sonny Rose, MA, Founding Director of The Healing Beyond Cancer. Bring pen and paper. Free. Roots and Wings Healing Center, 317 N Main St, Natick. 978-369-7733. TheHealingBeyondCancer.com.


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Observatory Night – 7:30-9:30pm. 3rd Thurs. A non-technical lecture and telescopic observing from the observatory roof if weather permits. Free. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St, Cambridge. 617-495-7461. CFA.Harvard.edu.

friday Belmont Youth Running Club – 7-7:30am. The goal of this free club is to show your passion for running and to help youth and beginner runners learn to enjoy the sport in a safe and fun environment. We will stretch, run, laugh and plank. Bring a bottle of water. Free. Belmont Reservoir, Corner of Payson Rd and Oak St, Belmont. 617-438-4467. Facebook.com/BelmontYouth-Running-Club-198154413907597. Health Lecture Series – 10am. 1st Fri. An informative discussion for parents and caregivers on a variety of parent- and child-related topics such as nutrition, behavior, community resources and more. Held in the Old Country Buffet, Watertown Mall, 550 Arsenal St, Watertown. 617-926-4968. Watertown-Mall.com. Blood Pressure Screenings – 10am-12pm. 1st Fri. Free blood pressure screenings in front of the Old Country Buffet. Watertown Mall, 550 Arsenal St, Watertown. 617-926-4968. Watertown-Mall.com. Second Fridays – 5-8pm. Free with admission at the MIT Museum on the 2nd Fri each month. Mingle with friends in the unique galleries and see some of the latest research coming out of MIT. MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge. 617-253-5927. MIT.edu/Museum. SoWa First Fridays – 5-9pm. 1st Fri. Over 60 galleries south of Washington St and at the Artist’s Guild, nearby businesses and restaurants open their doors to give you a chance to experience the vibrant South End arts community. Free. Start at 450 Harrison Ave, follow gallery lights around the neighborhood.

Yoga, Wine and Chocolate – Thru June. 5:307pm. An hour of yoga followed by complimentary yoga, wine and chocolate. $15. embodyFitness 18 Adams St, Burlington. 781-999-2503. EmbodyFitness.net. Monthly Community Reiki Clinic – 7-8:45pm. 1st Fri. Make an appointment for a 30-min reiki session. Appointment times are 7-7:30pm, 7:358:05pm & 8:10-8:40pm. $10. Brenner Reiki Healing, 324 Central St, Newton. 617-244-8856. BrennerReikiHealing.org. Free Friday Flicks at the Esplanade – Thru Aug. 6pm, activities; sundown, movie starts. Hatch Shell, Boston’s Esplanade. For movie schedule & weather cancellations: 617-787-7200.

saturday The Marketplace at Simpson Spring – 10am2pm. Includes farmers, bakers, artisans and local entrepreneurs. Stop in to browse or take in our featured entertainment, local authors, educational seminars and lecturers. 719 Washington St, South Easton. SimpsonSpringMarketplace.com. Let’s Laugh Today Laughter Yoga – 11am12pm. 2nd Sat. Any age and any level of physical ability can enjoy this unique exercise of laughter and clapping combined with gentle breathing that brings more oxygen to the body’s cells. Free. Unitarian Church of Sharon, 4 N Main St, Sharon. 508-660-2223. LetsLaughToday.com. Prenatal Yoga Class – Thru June. 11am-12:30pm. Relax, re-energize, revitalize. Gentle stretches to relieve tension. Walk-ins welcome. First session free. The Well Street Station, 62 Mt Auburn St, Watertown. 617-923-1440. WellStreetStation.com.

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SELF-STUDY A COURSE IN MIRACLES – A unique, universal, self-study, spiritual thought system that teaches that the way to love and inner peace is through forgiveness. ACIM.org.

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Greenway Open Market – Thru Oct. 11am-5pm. An eclectic mix of crafts, art, music and locally produced products from Boston. Gourmet food trucks. Different mix of vendors every week. Rose Kennedy Greenway, near Rings Fountain along the Wharf District parks. Boston-DiscoveryGuide.com.

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ACCESS BARS™/ PERSONAL GROWTH DEB GOWEN, CNM

Integrative Healing Practitioner: Out of Ruts and onto Paths 366 Mass Ave, Ste 101 Arlington, MA 02474 339-707-0503 DebGowen.AccessConsciousness.com

LIFE GATE ACUPUNCTURE Karina Beleno Carney 78 Main Street, Pepperell 978-294-9291 LifeGateAcu@gmail.com LifeGateAcu.com

Karina Beleno Carney, Lic.Ac., brings over 10 years experience of effective and compassionate acupuncture, Chinese herbs and TuiNa treatments. Serving Nashoba Valley. See ad, page 11.

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80 School St, Watertown 617-905-3038 TheAISInstitute.com TheAISInstitute@gmail.com

Kristine Jelstrup, CMFT, CBK, LMT 126 Prospect St, Ste 5, Cambridge, 02139 617-833-3407 Kristine@CentralSquareHealthAnd Wellness.com CentralSquareHealthAndWellness.com Achieve optimal health physically, emotionally, nutritionally. Kristine uses a form of muscle response testing to identify and clear nervous system interference, facilitating optimal health. See ad, page 31.

Specializing in Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) that works with the body’s natural physiological makeup to bolster flexibility, improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle, joints and fascia. See ad, page 11.

ACUPUNCTURE GROTON WELLNESS

Quan Zhou, LicAc, Nutritionist 493-495 Main St, Groton 978-449-9919 GrotonWellness.com Helping patients return to health with acupuncture, ear therapy, cupping, guasha and acupressure, Quan’s expertise lies in the areas of chronic and acute pain, allergy, digestive conditions, stress related problems, headaches, migraines, anxiety, depression, neurological disorders, respiratory issues, supportive treatment for cancer, fertility, reproductive health, women’s health and difficult-to-treat conditions in conventional medicine. See ad, back page.

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BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES DEB GOWEN, CNM

Integrative Healing Practitioner: Out of Ruts and onto Paths 366 Mass Ave, Ste 101 Arlington, MA 02474 781-643-7020 DebGowen.com Hormonal imbalance can happen at any age and stage of life and interfere with sleep, resilience, and immune system, and can worsen anxiety and low moods. Let’s have a conversation. Most insurance accepted. .

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BIOMAGNETIC THERAPY GRAZIOSO INTEGRATIVE HEALTH

Alan Grazioso, BMT Lyme Disease Specialist Lexington Medical Building, Lexington, MA 339-970-8375 GraziosoIntegrativeHealth.com Specializing in alleviating symptoms of Lyme disease, it’s co-infections and other autoimmune health issues. Lyme Magnetic Protocol trained. Goiz BioMagnetic Pair Therapy certified. See ad, page 13.

BRAIN TRAINING ADVANCED NEUROTHERAPY, PC Jolene Ross, PhD 781-444-9115 RetrainYourBrain.com

Specializing in Neurotherapy, an effective, drug-free treatment for: attention, behavior, emotional, and executive function problems, autistic spectrum, anxiety, depression, postconcussion, peak performance and more. See ad, page 11.

BRAINCORE NEUROFEEDBACK 132 Central St, Ste 205A, Foxboro 844-272-4666 Info@BrainCoreUSA.com BrainCoreUSA.com

Natural solutions to ADHD, autism, migraines, memory loss and mental fatigue do exist. BrainCore is helping families increase grades in school, become more productive at work, manage emotions with calmness and security, and regain their health.


CHIROPRACTIC

COLON HYDROTHERAPY

NEWTON CHIROPRACTIC AND WELLNESS CENTRE Julie Burke, DC 617-964-3332 Info@WellAdjusted.com

We are an integrative holistic center, with a caring team of Network Spinal Analysis chiropractors, massage therapists, Shiatsu and reiki practitioners and a Wellness Coach. See ad, page 7.

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Katryn Miller, MEd, LMT, Colon Hydrotherapist 493-495 Main St, Groton 978-449-9919 GrotonWellness.com Katryn has always held a deep desire to learn about the body and how it works. After many years of running her own business, Katryn joined Groton Wellness to help others with Colon Hydrotherapy. She holds a training certificate on the Libbe Colon Hydrotherapy Device. See ad, back page.

INTERNAL WELLNESS CENTER

A COMMON THREAD COACHING James Ashton 646-262-3037 ACommonThread99@gmail.com

Looking to improve an area of your life or to heal a personal/ business relationship? I can assist you in discovering a new path forward. My specialties: family dynamics, personal/work relationships and career development.

Liz Marcano-Pucillo 150 Wood Rd, Ste 403, Braintree, MA 02184 781-228-6915 Liz@InternalWellnessCtr.com InternalWellnessCtr.com Receive professional colon hydrotherapy by a national board-certified therapist using the Angel of Water system. The most comfortable and private system in the industry. See ad, page 23.

JANINE GILARDE, RN

617-610-0734 Janine@Coach4HealthyLiving.com Looking for ways to better manage stress, improve health or lose weight? Want support in moving beyond old patterns that are holding you back? Health and Wellness Coaching and reiki can help. See ad, page 16.

TAKE THE LEAP COACHING

Kim Childs 1025 Mass Ave, Arlington, MA 02476 617-640-3813 Kim@KimChilds.com KimChilds.com Need help clarifying and manifesting your desires? Asking “What’s next?” or “What do I really, really want?” Kim is a certified life and career coach specializing in Positive Psychology, creativity, and spiritual living to help clients create more joyful and fulfilling lives. Consultations are free via phone/Skype or in person.

COMPOUNDING & WELLNESS PHARMACY JOHNSON COMPOUNDING AND WELLNESS

Stephen Bernardi 577 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452 781-893-3870 • Fax: 781-899-1172 Steve@NaturalCompounder.com NaturalCompounder.com JCW is the only sterile and non-sterile PCABaccredited pharmacy in Massachusetts. In addition to our compounding service, we offer a full range of nutritional supplements, natural products, homeopathic remedies and home health care equipment. See ad, page 29.

DENTIST DR. IVETA IONTCHEVA-BAREHMI DMD, MS, D.SC.

1842 Beacon St, Ste 305, Brookline, MA 617-868-1516 BostonDentalWellness.com Dr. Iontcheva-Barehmi is an accomplished dentist and specialist in Periodontics and Implants with a holistic approach to medicine and dentistry. To schedule your comprehensive exam and share the excitement of a healthy smile, call: 617-868-1516. See ad, page 6.

GROTON WELLNESS – FAMILY DENTISTRY & ORTHODONTICS, MEDICAL, SPA, CAFÉ 493-495 Main St (Off Rte 119) Groton, MA 01450 978-449-9919 GrotonWellness.com

Groton Wellness is a vibrant center for health and healing consisting of Holistic Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, an Integrative Medical Practice, a therapeutic detoxification spa, and a clean food, farm-to-table café—all working together to provide exceptional community health care. We also offer exciting talks, cleanses, classes and events, many of which are free to the community. Groton Wellness uses IV therapy, nutrition management, herbal medicine, bio-identical hormone balancing, EAV testing, colon hydrotherapy, acupuncture and many other holistic therapies to treat patients from head-to-toe. We have enormous success treating chronic health issues such as Lyme disease, cancer, diabetes, hormonal imbalance, mold, internal toxicity and more. See ad, back page.

NEWTON DENTAL WELLNESS 93 Union St, Ste 408 Newton Center, MA 617-244-4997 NewtonDW.com

We are the healing dentist. We take a holistic approach to general and pediatric dentistry. We make it easy to see a dentist. New patients receive free comprehensive exam and full set of X-rays. Blog at TheHealingDentist.info.

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HEALTH COACH YOUR WELLNESS SCOUT Kirsten Wright-Cirit 919-593-2943 YourWellnessScout@gmail.com YourWellnessScout.com

Your Wellness Scout provides coaching, resources, and tips to set wellness goals and integrate sustainable solutions and practices without tipping the work, life, family balance.

HERBAL STUDIES THE BOSTON SCHOOL OF HERBAL STUDIES

12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 781-646-6319 BostonHerbalStudies.com We offer two Herbal Apprenticeship Programs, Advanced Training, Aromatherapy Certification and a series of Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon classes. Please visit our website. See ad, page 8.

HOLISTIC WELLNESS

HORMONE BALANCING BELLA NATURAL HEALTH Dawna Jones, MD, FACOG 99 Longwater Cir, Ste 100 Norwell, MA 02061 781-829-0930 BellaNaturalHealth.com

Board-certified MD in gynecology and integrative medicine. Hormone balancing, nutrition and detoxification are keys to optimal health. See ad, page 16.

GROTON WELLNESS

Irina Serebryakova, Holistic, NP 493-495 Main St, Groton 978-449-9919 GrotonWellness.com Irina is trained in holistic modalities such as weight management, whole body detoxification, nutraceuticals, essential oils, spiritual medical intuition and kinesiology. Irina’s training extends to endocrine disorders such as hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, depression, anxiety and sex hormone deficiencies. She also practices holistic gynecology, bio-identical hormone restoration, neurotherapy, endocrine disorders and ozone therapy. See ad, back page.

DEB GOWEN, CNM

Integrative Healing Practitioner: Out of Ruts and onto Paths 366 Mass Ave, Ste 101 Arlington, MA 02474 339-707-0503 Facebook.com/OutOfRutsAndOntoPaths I see people separately for GYN care, for Access BARS, AccessFacelift and Body Processes sessions, and for visit packages to help organize your wellness through history taking, testing, treatment, sessions and appropriate referrals where necessary.

HYPNOTHERAPY THOUGHT ALCHEMY

Rose Siple, Certified Hypnotherapist 774-991-0574 Info@ThoughtAlchemy.guru Transform yourself and achieve your goals through the transformative healing process of hypnotherapy. Aren’t you tired of talking about it and thinking about it? We specialize in Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis for weight loss. Call today. See ad on page 9.

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE CRYSTAL SOUND HEALING/ SACRED SONG REIKI 978-897-8846 SacredSongReiki@yahoo.com SacredSongReiki.com

Services include: (John of God) Crystal Bed Healing with Crystal Singing Bowls; Sound Healing; Sound Healing with Reiki; Reiki. Release stress, reduce pain, boost your immune system, lower blood pressure, more energy, clarity of thought. sessions and appropriate referrals where necessary.

INTEGRATIVE VETERINARY MEDICAL CARE MASH MAIN ST ANIMAL SERVICES OF HOPKINTON Margo Roman, DVM 72 W Main St, Hopkinton, MA 01748 508-435-4077 MASHVet.com

A full-service integrative veterinary clinic offering caring and healthful options and mod- alities like acupuncture, functional nutrition, homeopathy, chiropractic, herbs, ozone therapy, surgery and dentistry. See ad, page 33.

LYME SPECIALIST PETER HOWE

98 Parmenter Rd, Framingham, MA 01701 508-838-1101 Info@PeterHoweHealer.com Lyme requires a mutli-dimensional approach. With the use of Quantum Reflex Analysis, Zyto, and nutritional support we can identify the Lyme, its supporting bacteria and remediate them. Returning the person to one’s health. See ad page 11.

MASSAGE NEWTON CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTRE 383 Elliot St, Ste 250 617-964-3332 WellAdjusted.com

Deep-tissue, medical, sports, Swedish and therapeutic massage, shiatsu, reiki & hydromassage in a full-service Wellness Center also featuring chiropractic, acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation, Facelift Acupuncture and detox footbath. See ad, page 7.

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MIND-BODY MEDICINE BODYMIND REPATTERNING

Alison Shaw APRN, LMT, CEH 109 Massachusetts Ave Lexington, MA 02420 781-646-0686 Alison@BodymindRepatterning.com BodymindRepatterning.com An innovative blend of bodycentered counseling, integrative bodywork and energy medicine to uncover and release bodymind patterns that limit your life and health. See ad, page 7.

GARY KRACOFF, RPH & NMD

Johnson Compounding and Wellness 781-893-3870 Gary@NaturalCompounder.com Dr. Gary Kracoff provides guidance and in-depth consultative services to find the “why” to what is happening physically and mentally, working with individuals to restore balance in the body. Specializes in customizing medications to meet individualized needs of patients, and he suggests nutritional supplements, natural products and homeopathic remedies to aid in faster healing and recovery See ad, page 29.

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE BOSTON BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE 1371 Beacon St, Ste 304-305 Brookline, MA 02446 617-232-2435 Ext 0 BostonBMed.com

KERI LAYTON, ND

Whole Family Wellness, LLC 29 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116 781-721-4585

Boston Behavioral Medicine promotes a holistic view of health using integrative mind-body psychotherapy, stress management, and nutritional services, and strives for the balance of mental, physical, social and spiritual well-being.

Naturopathic Medicine since 2006. Dr. Layton provide safe, effective complementary and alternative natural therapies to achieve vibrant health in people of all ages.

Grace Ramsey-Coolidge, LMHC 493-495 Main St, Groton 978-449-9919 GrotonWellness.com

OLIVIA NAPOLI WELLNESS

Grace Ramsey-Coolidge is a Heart- and Energy-Based Psychotherapist who practices process-oriented care that focuses on the interactions between the mind, body and spirit to target the root cause of issues using kinesiology and energetic medicine. A Reiki Master, she teaches meditation techniques, energetic medicine classes and chakra seminars. See ad, back page.

NATURAL HEALTH PETER HOWE

98 Parmenter Rd, Framingham, MA 01701 508-838-1101 Info@PeterHoweHealer.com Through a mutli-modatlity approach, Peter’s practice utilizes the wisdom of ancient knowledge with the science of modern day. Addressing the person’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs that will support the client’s health or return to health. See ad, page 11.

BRENNER REIKI HEALING

324 Central St, Newton 02466 617-244-8856 Elise@BrennerReikiHealing.org BrennerReikiHealing.org Providing you with reiki healing sessions, reiki meditation, and reiki training to support you in reaching your goals of mind-body-spirit wellness and wholeness.

BRIANA PIAZZA, REIKI MASTER 228 Central St, Saugus, MA 01906 781-629-9659 Briana.Piazza@gmail.com BrianaPiazza.com

Reiki Master healer and teacher offering healing treatment sessions and training at all levels. Call, email or visit BrianaPiazza.com to schedule your session.

JANINE GILARDE, RN

NUTRITION COACHING

GROTON WELLNESS

REIKI

Olivia Napoli Boston, MA 917-576-4078 Olivia@OliviaNapoli.com OliviaNapoli.ccom

What if you could look and feel your best every single day? It’s possible. As an Integrative Nutrition Coach, I specialize in healthy eating and lifestyle, including one-on-one nutrition coaching, corporate wellness, group health programs, weight loss, cooking demos and more.

ORGANIC HAIR CARE ORGANIC HAIR CARE KIMBERLY BRUNO

617-610-0734 Janine@Coach4HealthyLiving.com Looking for ways to better manage stress, improve health or lose weight? Want support in moving beyond old patterns that are holding you back? Health and Wellness Coaching and reiki can help. See ad, page 16.

REIKI OF GREATER BOSTON

160 School St, Ste 1-1, Waltham, MA 508-335-3814 ReikiOfGreaterBoston@gmail.com ReikiOfGreaterBoston.com Healing for body, mind and spirit. Yoga, reiki, meditation, crystal healing and life coaching are used to activate your body’s natural healing response.

222 Newbury St, 3rd Fl, Boston 617-459-7474 KimberlyBruno.com What’s in your hair color? How does pharmaceutical-grade Certified Organic Aloe Vera sound? Call today to experience the difference certified organic ingredients make in your hair care products.

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SPIRITUALITY PETER HOWE

98 Parmenter Rd, Framingham, MA 01701 508-838-1101 Info@PeterHoweHealer.com Peter offers every 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening meditation at 7pm. Once a month Peter offers sweat lodge. Both are for those who seek to find awareness for the heart and soul. See ad, page 11.

THERMOGRAPHY METROWEST THERMAL IMAGING

Susan Shaw Saari, Lic.Ac., CCT, MEd, MAOM, Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM) 781-899-2121 Sue@Thpclinic.com, MyThermography.com A clinical imaging technique that records thermal patterns of the body to help diagnose and monitor pain or pathology in any part of the body. See ad, page 15.

TANTRA/SACRED SEXUALITY

YOGA CECILE RAYNOR

Certified Alexander Technique Teacher; Certified Thai Yoga Therapist 33A Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445 617-359-7841 OffTheMatYogaBlog.com Your yoga can release or create tension depending on the quality of your daily movements. Learn to let your postural mechanism work for you and notice excess body tension ease away on-and-off the mat.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

SACRED TEMPLE ARTS Sacha L. Fossa, MA, ACTE 978-309-9399 SacredTempleArts.com

JANINE GILARDE, RN

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Ready to radically improve your sex and love life, with or without a partner? Cutting-edge holistic sex, relationship and intimacy coaching, energy and bodywork for your sexual healing and empowerment. In person and/or Skype. See ad, page 33.

Looking for ways to better manage stress, improve health or lose weight? Want support in moving beyond old patterns that are holding you back? Health and Wellness Coaching and reiki can help. See ad, page 16.

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