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n the past few months, two of my friends each informed me they have a family member diagnosed with cancer. I was devastated on both accounts, because I thought of not only what the patients must be going through, both mentally and physically, but also what their loved ones now have to unexpectedly grapple with. The last time we dedicated an issue to profiling cancer was August 2013. In it, we featured a personal reflection by Teresa Peters, a local woman who had been diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. She had beat it back to remission by making broad, mindful and meaningful changes in her life. Sadly, she passed away four months after we published her piece. However, her inspiration still remains to not be resigned to a cancer diagnosis but instead to use it as a clarion call to revamp lifestyle and minimize the contributing factors that give rise to the chronic disease in the first place. She urged people to explore the emotional component of stress, as well as negative relationships with people who seem to drain energy, and recommended consciously avoiding them from daily interactions wherever possible. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every four deaths in the United States each year is cancer related. The good news is that this trend is reversible, primarily by positive lifestyle modifications to diet and fitness. The 2017 documentary What the Health explores the role the foods we eat play in either promoting or preventing the onset of cancer. The film cites several studies that show a link between dairy consumption to an increased risk of hormonal cancers, such as those that originate in the breast or prostate. It also highlights a study from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine that states the risk of getting cancer from meat consumption is one in two for men and one in three for women. Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the film are studies from the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute that show only five to 10 percent of cancer comes from an inherited genetic risk. That means we are largely in control of our susceptibility to cancer’s reach, contrary to previously held conventional wisdom or a tacit acceptance of our genetic predetermination. While programs like the HBO series VICE’s special report “Killing Cancer” and the GE YouTube series FOCUS FORWARD’s episode “Fire With Fire” portray the amazing strides that science is making toward tackling this chronic condition’s rampant path of destruction, progress cannot come fast enough for those afflicted by cancer’s scourge, or for their loved ones who struggle with them. In the meantime, it is up to each of us to take control of our health destiny and make the modifications needed to stave off the stealth assassin that is cancer.

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ouse of AUM won the Village Inspiration and Design Award (VIDA) from the Yellow Springs’ Arts and Culture Commission. The Yellow Springs VIDA is awarded seasonally to a local resident or business owner who creatively enhances the overall appearance of Yellow Springs and makes a positive contribution or improvement to the village through dedication and efforts towards beautification via innovative use and maintenance of space in the community. Nominated enhancements must be easily visible to the public and located in the Village of Yellow Springs. The goal is to recognize inspirational art, architecture, landscaping and design. In the two years House of AUM has been operating, it has doubled its size from the original 1,500 square-foot space, invested in an outdoor practice area, made improvements to the land and buildings through landscaping, and developed public art works produced by a local arts partnership known as The Mural Machine.

House of AUM offers yoga classes for all ages and abilities and is open every day of the week. The center has also increased its class offerings and services to include other wellness courses that encompass spirituality, empowerment and community. “People tend to be healthier and happier when connected to a community,� says Melissa Herzog, founder and owner of House of AUM. Her ongoing goal is to create community by forming partnerships with other villagers and local businesses. Local artists teach art-centric courses and sell their creations, musicians complement specific yoga classes through performance, and area professionals offer acupuncture, meditation, body work, counseling and spiritual guidance. Location: 125 S Walnut St, Yellow Springs. For more information, call 937-532-5467 or visit

Halotherapy Facility Opens in Columbus


atrium is a new, locally-owned halotherapy facility. Halotherapy, often called dry salt therapy, is the process of a machine finely grinding

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medical-grade sodium chloride into micro-particles and then dispersing them into a room, where they are inhaled and come into contact with exposed skin. The treatment can provide relief for a variety of skin issues, including acne and eczema, as well as respiratory issues such as allergies and asthma. The owners of Natrium, Adam Toney and Matt Dickens, initially started the halotherapy component as an extension of their personal training facility. After its initial success with their clientele, they decided to open it to the public. “I have seen so many benefits for myself and my clients,” Toney says. “One woman comes weekly to help reduce the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, a second woman completely eliminated a rash she had been dealing with for years, and a third woman comes to reduce the number of ear infections in her child.” Toney points out he was initially skeptical of halotherapy’s efficacy, but then he studied the literature and his own experience. “I’m the type of person that needs to research something to death before I get involved with it. I’ve done the research, I’ve seen the benefits and I know that it works,” Toney says. He has observed a boost in his workout performance because of the treatments. Natrium will host an open house event from 12 to 4 p.m. on August 27, featuring local wellness businesses and practitioners. Location: 6484 Fiesta Dr. For more information, call 614-389-1437 or visit


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SU & Co. Health & Nutrition, a health and wellness products store that specializes in supplements and herbs, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The company was started by Mrs. Hsu, who used her Master’s Degree in Library Science to research natural foods and nutritional products that provide a way to better health. While conducting her research, she started selling ILHWA Korean ginseng tea door-to-door to help promote its health benefits. She opened her first store in August 1977, and other stores followed. There are currently three stores in the Columbus area, as well as an internet-based mail-order program for customers worldwide. “Mrs. Hsu was ahead of her time by knowing how much healing could be accomplished by using healthy, natural alternatives,” says Cheryl Cooper, a team member at HSU & Co. “We have received so many testimonials over the years from our customers about the personal benefits of our products and programs,” says Cooper. Most team members at HSU & Co. have been with the company for more than a decade, and the longest has been working for 37 years. The staff pride themselves on their extensive product knowledge. “At HSU & Co., we strive to help you find the products that will provide the best health for you and your family,” says Cooper.

healthtips Elemental Reflexology Provides Energy Therapy by Jeanette Collins


ccording to the American Podiatric Medical Association, the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps daily, adding up to approximately 115,000 miles in a lifetime. That is enough to travel around the circumference of the earth more than four times. We put a lot of wear and tear on our feet over a lifetime. Most people do not realize how this impacts their overall body by contributing to stress and negatively impacting overall well-being. Up to 85 percent of illnesses are attributed to stress, according to the American Medical Association. The practice of reflexology, however, has demonstrated the ability to alleviate stress and contend with many of those associated ailments. The reason why reflexology is so effective is because there are several thousand different nerve endings in the feet that directly correspond to the various parts of the body, and stimulating these nerve endings has been proven to relieve stress and pain in other parts of the body if done properly by a trained reflexologist. Researchers estimate that one out of five Americans spent money on at least one type of alternative therapy, such as Ayurveda, biofeedback, chelation therapy, chiropractic manipulation, energy healing therapy, tai chi, hypnosis, naturopathy, progressive relaxation and massage therapy. Elemental Reflexology is an alternative therapy and form of reflexology that incorporates energy balancing with point-specific work, focusing exclusively on the feet to promote healing. What is Elemental Reflexology? Elemental Reflexology integrates the ancient art of Ayurvedic reflexology with the modern energetic principles of polarity, and is based on the concept of the inter-relationship between the five elements of Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Elemental Reflexology is distinguished by its foundation in the assessment and balancing of these five elements. Elemental Reflexology is focused exclusively on the feet because according to the concepts of polarity, they are the most negative pole in the body. The feet are the place where energy is the densest. The energy tends to crystallize and become blocked. Working on the feet frees up this stagnant energy, allowing it to be released and flow freely throughout the body. This process is suited for all ages and a wide variety of conditions. • Benefits • stress reduction • pain relief • deep relaxation • increased energy and focus • sense of inner peace • recovery from past injuries

• recovery from emotional trauma • Improved Health Conditions • chronic pain • headaches • muscular aches and back pain • sinus problems • digestive disturbances • fatigue and exhaustion Jeanette Collins is a reflexologist, holistic health adviser and corporate wellness coach. For more information, call 614746-2657 or visit

Take a Proactive Approach to Heart Health With the H.E.A.R.T. Formula by Dr. Eric. Goulder H - Commit to a Healthy lifestyle. There is a big difference between being interested in something and being committed. Be committed. E – Eat whole foods and eliminate processed foods. Whole foods are free from additives or other artificial substances, or are processed as little as possible. A – Do something Active every day. R –Rest the body by getting plenty of sleep. On average, adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. T – Get Tested to learn how our genetic makeup plays a role in helping to create a personalized plan. Simple blood and saliva tests are administered, understood, and explained by specially trained Bale Doneen dentists and cardiologists. These steps, and in particular the last one, can put a person on the path to do more than just look like the picture of good health. It will put a person on a true path of prevention and wellness. Genetics tell a story and it is one worth hearing. As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Dr. Eric Goulder is a cardiologist and founder of the Worthington-based Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio. For more information, visit

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Prevention is the Best Medicine by Trudy Pieper, ND


ost people believe having a family member who has had cancer is the biggest risk factor for their cancer potential, but this is not the case. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, a family history of cancer only adds a five percent increase for the risk of acquiring cancer. A Harvard study published in 2013 estimates 75 percent of American cancer deaths can be prevented. Harvard Medical School researchers state that avoiding the top risk factors decreases the chance of acquiring cancer by 65 percent. Some key risk factors are:

• Tobacco use or smoke inhalation • Obesity • Low fruit and vegetable intake in the diet • Lack of adequate exercise To prevent cancer, look beyond family history to lifestyle choices. “The non-inherited causes of cancer – the lifestyle choices we make, the food we eat, and our physical activity levels – have a direct impact on our overall cancer risk.” Prevent Cancer Foundation Prevention works. Stop cancer before it starts. The plan for prevention is simple: • Stop the use of all tobacco products • Lose weight and maintain a good weight proportionate to height • Include more fruits and vegetables in the diet (three to five servings daily) • Exercise 30 minutes at least three times weekly Dr. Ernest Hawk, a vice president at MD Anderson Cancer Center, reminds us “We need to value health and wellness and prevention as much as we now do treatment. Prevention is not easily prioritized in and of itself unless each of us pays attention to it and the potential that it holds.” Trudy Pieper is a naturopathic doctor at Phoenix Wellness Center in Johnstown, and the author of Prevention is the Cure for Cancer. For more information, call 740-616-9949 or visit See ad, page XX.


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Ugly Produce Gains Status Due to customer requests and petitions, more stores are beginning to stock the one in five pieces of produce that never made the cut before due to quirky shapes or other blemishes. Often, these are displayed next to their better-looking, more expensive counterparts to give consumers an eco-friendly choice. The 133 billion pounds worth of misshapen or scarred fruits and vegetables annually plowed under, buried in a landfill or fed to livestock is sharply at odds with the reality that 48 million Americans face food insecurity. Whole Foods Market created a pilot program in some of its California stores, testing sales in April 2016 with Imperfect Produce (ImperfectProduce. com), a service that delivers to homes. Walmart brought weather-blemished apples to 300 of its Florida stores to kick off their imperfect role in the movement. Five Pittsburgh Giant Eagle stores call their program Produce with Personality, and focus on navel oranges, russet potatoes, peppers and apples. Fourteen Hannaford stores in Albany, New York, offer the Misfits line, while donating unsold produce to local nonprofits. Hy-Vee’s 242 stores, located in eight central states, rolled out the Misfits last December.


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Tuna Turnaround

Lower Mercury Levels Tied to Drop in Coal Emissions Levels of highly toxic mercury contamination in Atlantic bluefin tuna are rapidly declining, a trend that has been linked to reduced mercury emissions in North America, according to a new study published in Environmental Science & Technology. Average mercury concentrations dropped by more than 2 percent per year, for a total decline of 19 percent between 2004 and 2012. Scientists believe that most of that reduction has occurred because of a shift away from coal, the major source of mercury emissions, to natural gas and renewable fuels. Pollution control requirements imposed by the federal government have also cut mercury emissions, but these have been rolled back or eliminated by President Trump’s commitment to “bring back coal.” Source: Scientific American

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Sea Mammals Freed from Showtime The California Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement Act, sponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff, is aimed to end the famous SeaWorld orca shows. “It means no more wild capture, no more breeding. We would essentially phase out the captive orcas that are currently in these water parks,” says Schiff. This means that SeaWorld must end their Shamu shows by the end of this year. However, the animals already at the San Diego park will continue to live there. Parks in Orlando and San Antonio will end their shows by 2019. Under pressure from activists and faced with declining ticket sales, SeaWorld is now moving to end its theatrical orca shows and breeding program. They announced the unveiling of a new attraction this summer, Orca Encounter, as an educational experience. Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director of the documentary film Blackfish, says that the new show is designed to make the audience feel better, not the animals. “The trainers aren’t safe, and the whales aren’t happy,” she states. “They’re still just doing manic circles around concrete swimming pools.” The company is developing its first SeaWorld park without orcas in the Middle-Eastern country of Abu Dhabi.

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Australian scientists have launched a project to bury tens of thousands of teabags in wetlands around the world to discover how efficient different kinds of wetlands are at capturing and storing carbon dioxide. Already, more than 500 citizen scientists are involved on every continent but Antarctica. The bags will be monitored over a threeyear period, and then dug up and measured at intervals of three months, six months and each year after that. Wetlands are important for carbon capture and storage, a process known as carbon sequestration, holding up to 50 times as much carbon as a comparable area in a rainforest; some are better than others. There are hundreds of thousands of wetlands around the world, and a standardized technique for monitoring the carbon sink is needed for accurate comparison—but monitoring devices can be expensive to install. Faster decay of the tea inside the bag means more carbon is being released into the atmosphere, while a slower rate means the soil is holding the carbon. Once researchers can establish which wetlands are most effective at carbon sequestration, work can begin on protecting and restoring them, and ensuring they are not disrupted. Volunteers that contact will receive a kit containing teabags and information on how to bury them.

Buzzing RoboBees

Tiny Robots Seen as Tech Fix for Reduced Bee Population Harvard University researchers led by engineering professor Robert Wood have introduced the first RoboBees—bee-sized robots that can ascend and hover in midair while tethered to a power supply. The project is a breakthrough in the field of micro-aerial vehicles. It has previously been impossible to pack all the components onto such a tiny workable robot framework and keep it lightweight enough to fly. The researchers believe that within 10 years, RoboBees could artificially pollinate a field of crops, a critical development if the commercial pollination industry cannot recover from the severe bee losses of the past decade. Source: Science

Nature Rights

Waterways Granted Personhood This year, the Whanganui River, in New Zealand, became the first in the world to be granted the same legal rights as a person. Equally vital, a court in northern India has given the sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers, as well as several glaciers, the legal status of “living human entities” to help in the preservation and conservation of the country’s highly polluted waterways, thus allowing polluters to be sued. These decisions are variants of “rights of nature” measures that date back to the 1970s. More than three dozen U.S. localities have ordinances ascribing varying types of rights to nature or to specific natural objects. In America, rights of nature activism usually takes the form of ballot initiatives that emerge to contest the power of corporations wherever local natural resources are seen as being threatened. The first such ordinance was passed in 2006, when Tamaqua Borough, in Pennsylvania, sought to protect the town’s drinking water from the nearby dumping of sewage sludge. More recently, an ordinance from the Boulder (Colorado) County Protectors, with assistance from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, asserting the “right to a healthy climate,” was recognized as a federal constitutional right by Judge Ann Aiken, of the U.S. District Court in Oregon. Source: BBC


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Meditating Raises Spirits More than a Vacation


cientists from the University of California at San Francisco, and Harvard Medical School, in Boston, tested the effect of vacations and meditation on the genes of 64 women between the ages of 30 and 60 that were novice meditators. They all spent six days at the same resort in California. Half participated in a meditation program that included yoga, self-reflection exercises and mantra meditation; the other half did not engage in onsite meditation. The researchers also studied a group of 30 experienced meditators already participating in the resort’s meditation program. Blood sample tests and surveys from all 94 women were conducted at intervals: once right before their stay, once right after, a third one month post-vacation and then 10 months after the trip. All the women displayed significant changes to their molecular network pattern after the six days, with the most substantial genetic changes related to immune function and stress response. One month after the resort experience, all groups continued to display improvements. However, the novice meditators showed fewer symptoms of depression and stress for a significantly longer period than the women not participating in the meditation exercise. natural awakenings August 2017



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Sufficient Sleep Supports Immunity


study from the University of Washington, in Seattle, tested the relationship of immune system functioning to lack of adequate sleep. To rule out genetic factors, which experts say account for 31 to 55 percent of individual sleep patterns, researchers tested blood samples from 11 pairs of adult identical twins (genetic matches) with differing sleep habits. They found that the immune system was depressed in the twin that slept less. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans are sleeping 1.5 to two hours less than they did 100 years ago, and more than 30 percent of working people average fewer than six hours a night. Dr. Nathanial Watson, lead author and co-director of the university’s Sleep Medicine Center at Harborview Medical Center, observes, “Seven or more hours of sleep is recommended for optimal health.”

Massage Relieves Chronic Back Pain

esearchers from Indiana University-Purdue University, in Indianapolis, set out to find out if massage therapy—typically an out-of-pocket expense not covered under most insurance plans—can provide effective treatment for individuals suffering with chronic back pain. The study followed 76 primary care patients with chronic back pain for 24 weeks. The researchers measured pain, disability and quality of life at the beginning of the study, after 12 weeks and again after 24 weeks of massage therapy. Each patient was referred to a licensed massage therapist for 10 no-cost sessions in a real-world environment during the initial 12 weeks. More than half of the patients that completed the core study reported clinically meaningful improvements for physical and mental measures. For bodily pain, 40 percent were clinically improved. Older adults and Baby Boomers reported the highest percentage of changes. Plus, the study found that sufferers that avoided taking painkillers were twice as likely to experience reduced pain than those using opioids.


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Prevent and Heal Cancer Natural Ways to Keep or Regain Health by Linda Sechrist


ictorious warriors against cancer are speaking to other patients about their journeys of recovery and healing. Two who regularly speak to physicians, as well, are Glenn Sabin, author of n of 1: One Man’s Harvard-documented Remission of Incurable Cancer Using Only Natural Methods, and Kathy Mydlach-Bero, author of EAT: An Unconventional Decade in the Life of a Cancer Patient. Their stories demonstrate the healing effectiveness of healthy lifestyle measures still widely categorized as prevention.

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Determined to become free of the chronic lymphocytic leukemia that had defined his life for 20 years, Sabin, who lives near Washington, D.C., appointed himself the subject of his own research experiment. He subsequently became a poster child for the remedial synergy of biological individuality, a whole systems approach to integrative oncol18

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ogy and self-induced healing through lifestyle and supplement interventions. Sabin now dedicates his business development firm, FON Consulting, to advancing integrative medicine as the new standard of care. His mission is to open minds to the idea that knowledge, empowerment and self-efficacy are our best allies against a life-limiting diagnosis, and we can do much to help the healing process. Writing to Joe Biden regarding the vice president’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, he candidly describes America’s present cancer-friendly environment. “The public has become conditioned to existing in a broken food chain that remains in disrepair due to misguided farming subsidies [and] untested or otherwise questionable chemicals (many of which are banned in other countries) that are present in the water we drink, the air we breathe, food we consume and products we use. Current therapies or those in the drug pipeline won’t improve the 50/50

21-month prognosis in 2005, along with the notion that disease and medicine would determine her fate. Defying the odds, she applied what she learned from research regarding Avastin, a pharmaceutical created to combat harmful growth of new blood cells, and the benefits of growing and eating foods containing angiogenesis-inhibiting compounds that oppose such growth and so work to prevent, improve and avert recurrences of chronic disease. “Cancer hijacks the angiogenesis process triggered by inflammation and keeps it permanently activated to ensure that cancerous cells receive a dedicated, uninterrupted blood supply,” explains Mydlach-Bero. For three years, she largely consumed only items from the list of angiogenesis-inhibiting foods now posted at food-research. These include green tea, strawberries, blackberries, red tart cherries, raspberries, blueberries,


odds of developing cancer. What will have the greatest impact are consumer education toward powerful lifestyle changes and access to the building blocks of basic health.” Mydlach-Bero made her remarkable recovery from rare and unrelated aggressive Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer and a high-grade tumor in her head and neck. To tell her story, the resident of Delafield, Wisconsin, relied on her 18 journals as a surrogate memory to chronicle a 10-year journey of courageous exploration, self-evolution, self-advocacy and self-transformation that connected her with her healing potential. Then the mother of two young daughters, Mydlach-Bero rejected a

apples, grapefruit, lemons, tomatoes, cinnamon, purple potatoes, kale, grape seed oil and pomegranate. In 2008, she completely replaced both the drugs to combat the side effects of chemo and radiation and a long-term medication for preventing recurrence with healthful foods. Her physicians were admittedly uncomfortable with her decision to combine chemotherapy and radiation treatments with “food as medicine”, reiki, prayer, meditation, mindfulness and supplement intervention. But that didn’t deter her. To awaken others to the practicality of food as medicine, she founded NuGenesis Farm, in Pewaukee, a nonprofit modeled after her home practice.

Prevention is Paramount

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Pioneering physicians and researchers agree with Sabin and Myldach-Bero that comprehensive prevention, the key to solving the cancer epidemic, is missing from conventional medicine. Leading voices include Dr. Andrew Weil, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona (AzCIM), in Tucson; Dr. Carlos M. Garcia, founder of Utopia Wellness, near Tampa, Florida; advocate Susan Silberstein, Ph.D., founder of BeatCan-

We’ve known for nearly 15 years that inflammation is the root cause of many chronic diseases. ~Andrew Weil, in Richboro, Pennsylvania; and Ajay Goel, Ph.D., director of the Center for Epigenetics, Cancer Prevention and Cancer Genomics at Baylor University Medical Center’s Research Institute, in Dallas. Weil pioneered the earliest efforts to develop a comprehensive curriculum in evidence-based integrative medicine and the field of integrative oncology. “We’ve known for nearly 15 years that inflammation is the root cause of many chronic diseases. Since 2012 scientific evidence has proven that a healthy lifestyle and an anti-inflammatory diet can influence various cancers,” says Weil.

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His curriculum for health professionals and the general public was the first to cite the role of a nutrient-rich, anti-inflammatory diet in cancer prevention and treatment. “Health professionals graduate armed with a better understanding of the complex interactions between cancer, gut microbiome and nutrition,” advises Weil, whose paradigm inspires his chain of True Food Kitchen restaurants. It includes lots of fruits and vegetables, moderate amounts of whole or cracked grains, al dente pasta, healthy fats and plant-based proteins from legumes, nuts and seafood as well as poultry and lean, antibiotic-free grass-fed meats, cheese and eggs. Plus, he likes white, green and oolong teas, fresh herbs and spices, up to two glasses of red wine a day (less for women; possibly none for those at high-risk for breast cancer), and dark chocolate for antioxidant polyphenols. Integrative Oncology, authored by Weil and Dr. Donald I. Abrams, an integrative oncologist, is mandatory reading for AzCIM students that learn to use complementary interventions in prevention and conventional cancer care. Subjects such as antioxidants, cannabinoids, energy medicine, mind-body medicine, music and expressive art therapies are covered, as well as naturopathic oncology, plus the roles that community and spirituality play in prevention and treatment.

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Goel’s 20-year career in cancer prevention research has produced a wealth of related articles. Among his findings, he advises, “Curcumin, a yellow compound extracted from turmeric, has become a gold standard for prevention and the natural treatment of many chronic health conditions, including colon cancer. It targets cancer stem cells, disrupts cancer cell communication, triggers cancer cell death and helps to prevent cancerous mutations to cells. It’s also been shown to improve the efficacy of conventional

treatments including fewer adverse effects.” He recommends only taking turmeric products with BCM-95 percent active curcuminoids.

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Considering each individual’s biological individuality as a Petri dish, Garcia’s studies help achieve an anti-cancer life. He advises, “There is no ‘one size fits all’ medical protocol box for cancer treatment. Customized modifications to lifestyle and diet are required be-

cause food nutrients directly impact the mechanisms by which cancer cells grow and spread. The right nutrition can reverse a compromised immune system, which research shows is a major contributor to the development of cancer.” Whether for improvement or prevention, Garcia’s patient protocols always begin with a comprehensive evaluation appointment to learn about the individual he is treating. For cancer patients, his two-phase, eightweek program involves immune-enhancing therapies followed by immunotherapy aimed to de-cloak the camouflaged protein coating of wily cancer cells so the body’s immune system can identify and destroy them.

Mind/Body Detox

To maintain good health, Judy Seeger, a doctor of naturopathy near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recommends a regular detoxification regimen to cleanse environmental and product toxins and toxic emotions. Through experience, she has learned that individuals living with cancer need to substantially support their abnormally functioning elimination system to rid it of dead proteins from destroyed cancer cells and chemotherapy drugs that are overtaxing the immune system. “Clearing out toxic, stressful emotions that produce acid, weaken the immune system and create an environment for cancer to propagate is essential,” says Seeger. “Fulfilling the body’s requirement for an ongoing healthy nutritional plan that maintains a healing alkaline environment reduces both the risk of a cancer as well as recurrence.” She has observed that when an individual’s healing process has stalled despite their doing all the right things to improve their biochemistry, it’s frequently because they haven’t done an emotional detox and lack feeling a spiritual connection to something larger than themselves. Silberstein categorizes cancer as epidemic. She speaks regularly regarding preventing cancer and its recurrence at medical and nursing schools, continuing oncology nursing education programs and universities. “What is needed more than new treatment research is public education 20

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regarding the true causes of cancer and continuing education credits in lifestyle training for medical professionals,” she says. Silberstein’s nonprofit organization provides online holistic cancer coach training for health professionals as well as research-based education and counseling on how to prevent, cope with and beat cancer through immune-boosting holistic approaches. The list of books authored by cancer survivors continues to grow, offering helpful insight into how individuals are negotiating the challenges of their healing journey. Two recent books, Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story, by Psychotherapist Cheryl Krauter, and Cancer Survivorship Coping Tools: We’ll Get You Through This, by Barbara Tako, are particularly helpful regarding the onslaught of toxic feelings and emotions that stress the mind and body—fear, anger, isolation, anxiety, depression and uncertainty, as well as loss and grief. Emphasizing the need for individuals diagnosed with cancer to tell their stories, the authors encourage keeping a journal. The act of getting thoughts and experiences out of the mind and onto paper supports emotional cleansing. “It’s important to share the real story of the emotional storm that is cancer, as well as the ravages of its treatments and invisible, but lingering side effects; to tell the tale of the

cancer survivor who is moving from patient to person; and to explore and discover who you are after having faced down your mortality,” Krauter counsels.

Changed Paradigm

Results of the Human Genome Project, as well as the work of Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., stem cell biologist and author of The Biology of Belief, and other epigenetic researchers support the point that “environmental signals” that directly affect our DNA expres-

sion include our thoughts, emotions, belief system, exposure to sunlight, exercise and everything we put into our body. Such new science shatters the idea that we are victims of our genes and environment. It shines light on the fact that we have tremendous power to shape and direct our own physical health. Our entire lifestyle is pivotal. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at

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Explorers’ Heaven Following a lovely trail, much like inspired cooking, is as intriguing and delightful as we wish it to be. From wildflower paths to wine country trails, the great outdoors invites exploration of woodlands, glens, forests, mountain valleys, coastal areas, bayous, deserts and other terrain. Experienced day-trippers recommend revisiting favorite trails in specific seasons. “I love being in the natural world, be it New Jersey, Florida or Alaska. Every trail offers surprises,” marvels distance hiker Craig Romano ( As the author of several day hike guidebooks, he’s seen firsthand how, “Every part of the country offers different perspectives and forms of beauty. The greatest biological diversity in our country is found in the Great Smoky Mountains, where the rhododendrons are breathtaking in spring.” The world’s largest mapped cave system is in Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park. Hiking to observe other subterranean wonders in Indiana or Virginia’s Natural Bridge Caverns is no less exhilarating than walking Alabama’s covered bridge trail or painter Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch country, in New Mexico. The Appalachian Trail, running between Maine and Georgia, attracts thousands of adventurous long-distance trekkers, but such trails also offer sections ideal for day hikes. Geomagnetic points in Arizona’s vortex region or America’s Stonehenge, in New Hampshire, afford unusual destinations. The wonders of California’s Sonoma County include Planet Walk, a scale model path that illustrates our solar system. The Crater of Diamonds State Park, in Arkansas, is the only place in the world where hikers can dig for

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diamonds and keep what they find, although quartz diamond sites (semiprecious stones less hard than diamonds) can be accessed at other U.S. locales. Coastal walks lead to discovering sea glass and shells. Arboretums in urban areas offer trails flush with local flora. Joining or starting a hiking club based on common interests is one way to go. “One of our guidebook series encourages outdoor enthusiasts to explore the natural world in their immediate backyards. This approach especially appeals to families, first-time trail users and athletes looking for a quick nature fix after work,” offers Helen Cherullo, publisher of Mountaineers Books (, a nonprofit committed to conservation and sustainable lifestyles. Wherever we venture, take nothing but pictures and leave nature untouched. Cherullo reminds us, “Connecting people to treasured natural landscapes leads to active engagement to preserve these places for future generations. The future of public lands—owned by every American citizen—is literally in our hands.” They deserve our vote. Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer, author and multimedia artist. Connect at

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Comforting Companions A 7-year-old hound and canine-style Houdini named Gumby was adopted seven times, surrendered to the shelter eight times and thrice became a stray. An unprecedented 11 return trips to the Charleston Animal Society, in South Carolina, convinced the staff he prefers shelter life. Now his self-appointed job is comforting and helping new arrivals adjust to their temporary home. Dentist April Patterson owns Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique and Spa, in Fort Lauderdale. After attending a local Humane Society fashion show, she returned to her office with Oliver, a four-pound Pomeranian mix of undetermined age. This cutie’s job is to steady nervous patients. “It wasn’t planned,” says Patterson. “Oliver will bark nonstop when left alone, but being one of the staff makes him happy. Meeting Oliver is part of our hiring process.” Dory, a yellow Labrador certified therapy dog, is approved by the San Diego district attorney’s office to offer aid in court when a victim or witness testifies in front of the defendant. “Dory was the first court support dog in 24

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California and the city’s first of five dog and handler teams,” says Kathleen Lam, a retired attorney and dog handler. “The dogs undergo rigorous testing to demonstrate good behavior in court. Handlers work on long downs and stays, including hand signals.” Dory recently accompanied an 8-year-old girl testifying against her father; he had killed his wife in front of her two years before.

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Mas, a water-loving Newfoundland, redefines “rescue dog”. The Scuola Italiana Cani Salvataggio, or Italian School of Rescue Dogs, is the largest national organization in Italy to train dogs and handlers for water rescue. Helicopters can often reach a swimmer in distress more quickly than a boat. The dog jumps out to circle the victim until they can grab her Public Ambassadors harness before swimming to shore or a Deemed “too large to sell,” Bert, a human partner. Mas, the first certified wachocolate Pomeranian, wound up in ter rescue operative recognized by Italy, an Oklahoma shelter. Kathy Grayson, owner France and Switzerland port authorities of The Hole, a New York City art gallery, Dory, the first court support and coast guards, went on to train her saw his photo on and fell dog in California. successors. in love. She immediately traveled to Bloodhounds are renowned for adopt him. Bert, whom she characterizes their super sniffers. Lou, a nine-year as quiet, refined and perfectly suited to the art world, K9 veteran, on Pennsylvania’s West York Borough Police loves being at the gallery and has attended art fairs in Department force, ultimately applied for retirement, passmajor U.S. cities. Follow Bert’s adventures via ing the harness to Prince, a 3-month-old bloodhound. Prince was sworn in by District Judge Jennifer J.P. Clancy “Edie, a boxer mix puppy, started training as an assis- in her Spring Garden Township courtroom. The ceremony tance dog, but her personality proved better suited to the emphasizes a K9’s status in the community and within law hospitality industry,” says Julie Abramovic Kunes, public enforcement. Paired with Officer Scott Musselman for eight relations manager for the Fairmont Hotel, in Berkeley, months of training, the duo will work with the Missing California. Kunes’ Edie was hired by the Fairmont PittsChild Task Force. burgh Hotel in 2011, before making the career move west with her in 2017. A former shelter dog, Edie greets Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at visitors as a community ambassador.

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sugar-laden and deep-fried foods. Exercise at least four times a week. Doing moderate exercise for just 40 minutes has been shown to significantly reduce sleep apnea (Sleep journal). Use a medicine ball to follow a trainer tutorial at Tinyurl. com/25-MinMedicineBallWorkout. A mini-trampoline also offers a safe and effective workout. A brisk 20-to-30minute daily walk is a must for better sleep.


Get a Good Night’s Sleep Five Solutions for Sleep Apnea by Lloyd Jenkins


n estimated 18 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of sleep apnea. From the Greek expression for “want of breath,” sleep apnea causes cessation of breathing during the night. Bouts usually last from 10 to 30 seconds and can occur from just a few times to several hundred. The main cause is the throat muscles becoming too relaxed during sleep and constricting the airway. Two out of four people with the condition do not even realize they are sleep deprived due to apnea, and


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thus are at greater risk of suffering from both short-term ailments such as migraines or extreme fatigue, and long-term effects that include stroke and heart disease.


Lose Weight via Diet and Exercise Most people find the problem clears up or is greatly improved when they lose weight. One of the easiest and healthiest ways is eating only fruit from morning until noon, and then eating healthy, nutritious meals for lunch and dinner. Avoid processed,

Sleep on Either Side Lying on the back encourages throat muscles to close up and the tongue to fall toward the back of the throat. Shifting onto one side reduces this discomfort and potential apnea episodes. Using one pillow beneath the head allows the neck to rest at a more natural angle, rather than pushing the chin toward the chest, which restricts the airway.


Vitamins D and C Almost everyone is deficient in vitamin D, even many in sunny regions, reports Dr. Joseph Mercola in his report, The Amazing Wonder Nutrient. Wisely managed sun exposure supplies vitamin D—no more than 20 minutes a day, 10 minutes on each side—without suntan lotion. Alternatively, a high-dose of a quality vitamin D supplement measuring 5,000 international units is adequate, but always take it along with vitamin K2, which helps the body process calcium properly to avoid overdose problems. Our body does not store vitamin C, so we need at least 2,000 milli-


Magnesium, the Master Mineral From 70 to 80 percent of mankind is deficient in magnesium, which has been connected with prevention of degenerative diseases and mental health and is often the missing mineral in an individual’s wellness equation, according to Enviromedica’s Ancient Minerals. It also regulates muscle function, including those in the upper throat involved with apnea. Organic foods and farmers’ market offerings may have higher levels of magnesium, especially those packed with green chlorophyll. Liquid chlorophyll is available in most health stores. Start by drinking one glass (250 milliliters) per day for a week, and then take two tablespoons daily. Spinach, chard, pumpkin seeds, yogurt, kefir, almonds, black beans, avocados, figs, bananas and dark chocolate (avoid brands with white sugar) are good sources.


Helpful Natural Medicines n Just before bedtime, consume one teaspoon of olive oil (or organic honey) combined with three drops of lavender essential oil.

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grams daily to maintain good health. A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that vitamin C can reduce damage caused by sleep apnea. High-content foods include bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwi fruit, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas and papayas.


he right natural pillow is a key component to restful sleep. In fact, pillow comfort and support are as critical to good sleep as the proper mattress. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) (, 91 percent of Americans say that a good pillow is key to their sleep quality. Investing in a high-quality, supportive pillow can be transformative, both personally and professionally. The RAND Corporation calculates that poor sleep among U.S. workers annually costs the U.S. economy some $411 billion. Replace old, worn-out pillows. Pillows can harbor dust mites and their excrement, dead skin cells and bacteria that can exacerbate allergy symptoms. If a pillow is clumping, losing support or yellowing, replace it, says Michelle Fishberg, co-founder of sleep wellness company Slumbr ( “Quality, properly sourced, down and feather pillows can be comfortable for those that like classic, soft pillows. Buckwheat and natural latex pillows each have unique qualities promoting better sleep. Buckwheat is therapeutic for back pain, all-natural and hypoallergenic, and reduces snoring for some,” advises Fishberg.

Pillow care. The NSF suggests using pillow as well as mattress protectors; PureCare mattress (PureCare. com) is their official source including a range of down pillows and its MiteTight protector. Organic cotton covers are kind to people and the planet. likewise advises using a protective cover to extend pillow life. Don’t dry clean pillows, because chemicals and heat can do damage. A down pillow can be washed, but it’s best to have it professionally cleaned by a down specialist every three to four years. Or wash them at home no more than twice a year on the delicate cycle, alone in a large or commercial washing machine, to avoid breaking down the down’s natural oils and structure. Latex pillows can be occasionally hand-washed with mild detergent and air-dried flat. Don’t wash buckwheat pillows—if the hulls get wet, pour them into a fine mesh bag and air-dry them in the sun.

n Supplement with serotonin precursor 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), which complements magnesium. n One of the best pure sources of omega-3—a top remedy for sleep apnea by protecting cells from stress— is krill oil (Alternative Medicine Review). Sleep apnea causes long-term oxidative stress and puts severe demands on the body, which is thought to deplete omega-3 levels. Lloyd Jenkins is a certified naturopath native to Canada and owner of the Budwig Cancer Clinic, in Malaga, Spain. He’s the author of seven books and many articles on treating common diseases using natural therapies. natural awakenings August 2017


Help for Injured Wildlife Caring Rehab Gives Them a Second Chance by Sandra Murphy


eeing lost, injured or orphaned animals is heartbreaking, but unless a wild animal is in immediate danger from prey or traffic, it’s best to wait and observe. Mothers forage for food and return to the babies intermittently. If in doubt, call a wildlife rehabber for advice. “Rehabilitators are trained, tested, licensed, take continuing education courses and file annual reports. All care provided must meet government standards,” explains wildlife rehabilitator Regina Whitman, of Queen Creek, Arizona, via her Desert Cry Wildlife website. She rehabs rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, baby javelina and coyote pups. The Dan & Dianne May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Lee’s-McRae College, in Banner Elk, North Carolina, is the only college program in the U.S. that allows students to work hands-on with veterinarians in the rehab center. “We see native species of reptiles, raptors, songbirds and mammals like eastern gray squirrels,” says Jenna Glaski, a program senior mentor. “When fawns and bobcats are orphaned, it’s usually because the mother has been hit by a car or shot.” In the Georgetown area, South Carolina Coastal Animal Rescue and Educational Sanctuary (SC-CARES) rehabbers care for injured wildlife and other animals. Miss Belle—a doe that was trapped in fencing and temporarily paralyzed trying to get free—received physical therapy and is expected to make a full recovery. Founded in 2004 by Kevin Barton and Linda Schrader, the Wildlife Center of Venice, serves Sarasota and Charlotte counties. Its five acres offers hutches, barns, habitats for 28

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squirrels and raccoons, an aviary and a pond for waterfowl. In 2015, volunteers rescued eight striped skunks. Because these mammals are slow and have poor eyesight, wide roads are especially hazardous as they move through diminishing habitat. Skunks eat insects, grubs, rodents, moles and snakes. Paul and Gloria Halesworth specialize in hummingbirds at Wild Wing Rehab Hummers & Songbirds, in Ahwatukee, Arizona. “Hummingbird babies require a special formula we import from Europe. A body temperature of 105 degrees causes casual rescuers to think they’re overheated. They pant like dogs if too hot; otherwise, they’re okay,” Paul says. If a nest is found on the ground, reaffix it in a tree. “Duct tape works,” he notes. “Mom will find them.” Released birds are taken to the Desert Botanical Garden, in Phoenix. Rehabbing owls costs significantly more, up to $800 from hatchling to release. The Halesworths refer owls to another rehabber that annually cares for about 500 owls. In Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Back 2 the Wild Rehab rescues all kinds of wild animals. In February, two geese were stuck in a frozen river. Firefighters freed the birds and rehabbers checked them for frostbite. One goose died, but the other was released after the next storm passed through. The Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary, near McCall, Idaho, accepts orphaned bear cubs. Tapping into three decades of research reported by program supervisor Jeff Rohlman, they are vetted and put into a two-acre enclosure to learn to live in the wild until they are old enough for release. Most arrive undernourished and dehydrated; if separated from their mother, they don’t know how to feed themselves or when to hibernate. Dreamcatcher Wild Horse & Burro Sanctuary, in Ravendale, California, doesn’t release rehabbed guests—it provides a lifetime home to roam 1,000 acres in family packs to find their own food and water. Public lands are leased to ranchers for grazing, compelling competition for food between livestock and wild animals, so this is a safer option; the sanctuary also advocates protection of resident mountain lions, badgers, coyotes, hawks and eagles. Barry and Maureen Genzlinger, founders of the Vermont Bat Center, in Milton, have rescued and released more than 125 bats since Barry became a licensed bat rehabilitator for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department in 2013. “We have one bat that lost 95 percent of the skin on a wing,” he says. “After three months, most of it has grown back. In two more months, it should be fine, just in time to hibernate.” Bats can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour. While some are considered a nuisance, each rescued animal has a place in the overall eco-system. Following the good Samaritan rule allows casual rescuers to keep an animal only long enough to safely transport it to a rehabilitator. Rescue operations always need volunteers to donate time or money to help the cause. For creatures, staying with a healing friend can help but there’s no place like home. Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at

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Urban Planning Goes Green Early American developers of Washington, D.C., and Savannah, Georgia, strived to recreate the plans of European cities that offered plenty of public squares and parks. Subsequent high-rise apartments in most other U.S. cities that followed lacked certain elements of neighborhood cohesion, as documented in Zane Miller’s book The Urbanization of Modern America. In Boston, Baltimore, New York City and elsewhere, waterfront revitalizations launched in the 1980s helped improve conditions, making use of nature-oriented ideas that are still trending upward. Urban Hub describes how regions like Silicon Valley, in California, and Boston’s Route 128 corridor continue to enjoy mutually beneficial relationships with Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The concept promotes pedestrianization programs and incentives that increase

bike-friendliness, multimodal public transportation such as people-mover sidewalks and car sharing, plus offhour, no-driving and park-and-ride policies. Join the social media conversation at The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released updated standards on how state agencies should measure mass transit, biking and walking volumes (EverybodyWalk. org). States will assess impacts on carbon emissions by tracking walkers, bikers and transit users instead of just comparing rush-hour travel times to free-flowing traffic conditions, which favors highway spending alone.

The Big Jump Project at rates areas for bike friendliness and taps ideas aimed to increase biking networks. To date, they cover Austin, Texas; Baltimore; Fort Collins, Colorado; Los Angeles; Memphis, Tennessee; New Orleans; New York City; Providence, Rhode Island; Portland, Oregon; and Tucson. The nonprofit Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (, encompassing 400 businesses and organizations, is pioneering a Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) retrofit program. The city water department is collaborating on Green City Clean Water’s plan to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clean water regulations and foster rain gardens, green roofs and porous pavements. “We help engineer nature back into cities,” says Anna Shipp, interim executive director and GSI manager. “Socially responsible, replicable and environmentally conscious initiatives and policies catalyze local economies and benefit water, air, aesthetics and people’s emotions.”

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meal. Wine pairings or beer tastings and live music may be among the enticing activities offered. Gabriele Marewski, owner of Paradise Farms, near Miami, Florida, was a pioneering forerunner of the trend. For 10 years prior to retirement, she hosted more than 50 chefs, served thousands of guests an organic Dinner

in Paradise and raised more than $50,000 for area charities. Periodic onsite dinners continue ( “Many chefs are active in farmto-table dinners on the West Coast. We also see participation among wineries, orchards, cheese makers and breweries,” says A.K. Crump, CEO of TasteTV, in San Francisco, which also supervises “People like to meet the meal maker and know more about the origin of what they eat.” “I started Dinner on the Farm nine years ago to create unique experiences that connect people to the places their food is grown and the people that grow them,” says Monica Walch, whose pop-up dinners are served picnic-style for friends and families that bring their own tableware. Her company’s Midwest events, usually offered on Minnesota and Wisconsin farms, always feature local chefs, food ingredients and breweries ( “There’s nothing like being comfortably seated in the field where your food is growing and having the opportunity to enjoy it just hours after it’s been picked. Then, add in one-on-one conversations with your chef, brewer and farmer, as well as like-minded community members,” observes Walch, who grew up on an organic dairy farm in Minnesota. Setting the bar for high-end,

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How Changing Our Thinking Changes Everything by April Thompson


or 40 years, Social Psychologist Ellen Langer has conducted pioneering research on the power of our minds to shape health and well-being. Langer’s work demonstrates that changing what we think and believe can transform not only our experiences, but also our bodies—a once-radical idea now common among neuroscientists. Her unconventional experiments often involve mind tricks: taking elders’ subjective thoughts back 20 years to reverse objective metrics of aging; fostering weight loss in a group of hotel maids by simply suggesting that their jobs qualify as exercise; and even changing blood sugar levels in diabetics by speeding up or slowing down perceived time during a video game session. Affectionately dubbed the “Mother of Mindfulness”, Langer was the first female professor to earn tenure in Harvard University’s psychology department. A prolific writer and scientist, she has authored more than 200 related articles and 11 books, including Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power


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of Possibility. Langer lives, paints, works and observes the world from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more at


What is mindful learning, and how can we best practice

All learning is mindful; the only way to learn is by noticing new things. When we stop observing and get into our heads, wondering if that answer was right or if we responded quickly enough, we exit learning mode and enter mindlessness, where no learning can really take place. Part of what makes travel exciting, for example, is that we are primed to experience new things and pay attention to them, but actually, newness surrounds us at all times, no matter where we are. What makes us mindless is the mistaken notion of already knowing, when everything is always changing.

What techniques, with or without meditation, can we adopt to change our mindset and mental habits to reduce stress and increase health and happiness? Most mindlessness occurs by default,

rather than design. If we all realized that through mindfulness we could look better, feel better, be better received and do better things—all claims that are supported by scientific research—it wouldn’t be hard to choose. Meditation is essentially a tool to lead you to the simple act of intentional noticing, but many routes lead to that destination. One way to learn mindfully is to learn conditionally; to see the world as “it would seem that” and “could be”, which is very different than “it is.” If we recognized that evaluations occur in our heads rather than the external world, much of our stress would dissipate. Negativity and stress are typically a result of mindless ruminations about negative things we think are inevitable. If we simply ask ourselves why the dreaded event might not occur, we’d be less stressed. Next, if we ask ourselves how it may actually be a good thing if it does happen, again stress would diminish. 

How do the mental constructs we attach to our experiences affect outcomes of health and well-being? Mental constructs are positions we consider as accepted certainties. When a physician makes a diagnosis, most people take it as a certainty and behave accordingly. Assuming that pain, decline or failure is inevitable can cause an individual to give up hope of complete recovery. But science only suggests probabilities, and if we understand this, we’ll go to work on a solution. We have a tremendous amount of control over our health that goes untapped. Placebos are today’s strongest medications demonstrating this fact. Initially, placebos were frowned upon by the pharmaceutical industry because a drug couldn’t be brought to market if a placebo was just as effective. When someone gives you a pill and you get better not because of the pill, but because of your beliefs about it, you realize that what stands in the way of healing is your own mindset.

How have you seen these principles play out in your own life? My fascination with the ability of our mind to change our health began when my mother’s diagnosed metastasized breast cancer disappeared, a fact the medical world could not explain. Since then, my own prognosis related to a smashed ankle from a Beth Israel teaching hospital physician with the Harvard Medical School, stating that

I would always walk with a limp and never play tennis again, has been completely overturned. My mission coming out of these two experiences is to determine how we can apply our mental capacities to increase control of our health and well-being. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at

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The New View of Autism Focusing on Its Rich Potential

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by Linda Sechrist


new paradigm shift regarding autism spectrum disorder (ASD) centers on evolving beliefs about the possibilities for those living with autism, as well as the unimagined brilliance they possess and their need for supportive help. Everyone can benefit from the results of hands-on research and experience by parents and caregivers that are finding nontraditional ways to help special needs children deal with issues related to emotional and cognitive detachment and isolation. Momentum for this major shift in perspective is fueled by young adults that are telling their encouraging stories online and in books such as Carly Fleishman’s Carly’s Voice.

Parents of the one in 45 children diagnosed with ASD know that their lifetime commitment requires extraordinary courage, perseverance, patience, determination, emotional strength, outside-the-box thinking and unconditional love. These parental characteristics are most cited by those that have mastered related developmental disorders, which they now regard as gifts, because they are thriving. Dr. Andrea Libutti, author of Awakened by Autism: Embracing Autism, Self, and Hope for a New World, offers her insights for understanding the multifaceted nature of autism and the need for a personalized plan for healing. Janice Vedrode, a special needs coach, con-

sultant and child advocate in Saginaw, Michigan, founded Spectrum Speaks and writes at to inform parents about numerous issues regarding ASD. “Because I live in a town that didn’t have an existing support group for parents with ASD children, I took it upon myself to get the ball rolling and advise parents that they need to build a dream team—doctors, therapists, special needs teachers, spiritual community, friends and family—that will make sure their child succeeds and lives a happy and successful life,” says Vedrode. Wanting to help both their own two sons with developmental disabilities and others, Boaz and Minerva Santiago, residents of Pembroke Pines, Florida, became early trailblazers ushering in the self-employment movement for special needs individuals. Their Picasso Einstein online educational platform at has launched the #JobCreators Bootcamp Training for parents and professionals and the #JobCreators Integration Program that collaborates with organizations, financial institutions and government agencies. “If you focus on pursuing a business for your child for the sake of their independence, you won’t get caught up in only the business and money aspects. Self-employment allows even greatly impaired individ-


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uals the maximum opportunity to experience independence, not just in the present, but for the rest of their lives,” explains Boaz. He cites an example of a young boy with an avid interest in folding clothing. His parents learned how to create a meaningful job for him by creating a simple small laundry business from the family garage. Although at the beginning he was only asked to fold clothing (which he already expressed interest in), his father now accompanies him around the neighborhood to pass out business cards and promote his service. Being in business has helped him grow as a person. “Begin by assuming your child is competent and make it possible for them to follow their passion and create a future they can be proud of,” advises Boaz. Shining lights are leading the way. With her father’s help, Carly Fleishman, diagnosed at the age of 2 with nonverbal severe autism, wrote a book by striking one computer key at a time that described living in a mind and body afflicted with this condition. Still nonverbal, she hosts a YouTube radio show on which she interviews celebrities via a device that turns keystrokes into verbal language. Kerry Magro, with Autism Speaks, a research and advocacy organization, answered the question, “What Happens to Children with Autism When They Become Adults?” in his TEDx talk, one of his many media ventures. Chris Varney, an “I can” advocate for children’s rights, won rave reviews for his TEDx talk, “My Unstoppable Mother Proved the Experts Wrong.” Such powerful stories specifically relate how parents, grandparents and helpful friends forged networks that freed them and their afflicted children of the inhibiting stigma of autism and enabled them to realize their fullest potential. A bedrock philosophy in supporting ASD and other special needs children is to assume they are competent and learn to see them through God’s lens, rather than the lens of the world.

Making Space for New Love How to Draw in a Life Partner by Arielle Ford


ust as we need to create space in our daily schedule to nurture a new relationship, we must create space in our home to welcome in new love. It’s called “feathering the nest”. Think about the first time that our soulmate will walk into our home—what they will they see, smell and feel. Even an inviting, cozy environment may need an upgrade. The underlying vibration or feeling of a place reflects the home’s energy. Whatever has happened there since its beginning, including arguments, illnesses or times of loneliness, have all left an unseen layer of negative energy. You could say that the walls “talk”. To begin preparing our home to welcome a mate, first remove the clutter. Piles of magazines, stacks of unshelved books and excessive furnishings are blocking and keeping in old energy and preventing good, clean new energy from flowing. Be sure to remove all photographs and souvenirs that are reminders of past lovers; throw them away or put them in a box away from your home. These daily, unconscious memory triggers keep you stuck in the past. Clearing everything out is like putting out a cosmic welcome mat to the Universe that we are now ready, willing and available to receive new love. Next, it’s time to dispel the unseen energies. The fastest, easiest method is the Native American technique of smudging. The smoke will purify the space. Light a piece of white sage on a small plate and when

it is smoking (not flaming) run the smoke up, down and around every room, closet, door and window frame throughout the entire home. Alternatively, on a sunny day, open all the doors and windows and, applying a broom and imagination, sweep out the old energies. Just as nature abhors a vacuum and calls in matter to fill the empty space, so making space in our home assists in calling in love. Consciously create “space” by placing an empty nightstand on “their” side of the bed, plus have at least one empty dresser drawer waiting for them. Create inviting space in a closet and clear a shelf in a bathroom cabinet. If we have a two-car garage and have been parking in the middle, pick a side and begin only parking on “our side”. The most essential ingredient to “feathering the nest” is a strong intention to remove any old, outdated, limiting or negative energies that may be preventing love from finding its way to our door. Once free from unwanted clutter and obstructions, it becomes our sanctuary of vibrant, attractive energy.

Arielle Ford is the author of 11 books, including Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate and The Soulmate Secret: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction. Her latest, Inkspirations: Love By Design, is a transformational coloring book. She lives in La Jolla, CA. Learn more at natural awakenings August 2017 35

calendarofevents TUESDAY, AUGUST 1 Taste of Holistic: Touch for Health and Guided Imagery – 6:30-8pm. What is muscle testing? What is guided imagery? How can either of these be used to help in life? This is an intro class into these topics, complete with demonstrations. Free. American Institute of Alternative Medicine, 6685 Doubletree Ave, Columbus. 614-825-6255.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2 Introduction to Pranic Healing – 7-9pm. Experience Pranic Healing and learn about using prana to accelerate the body’s ability to heal itself. This interactive workshop, students “scan” or feel energy, explore the chakras, see a Pranic Healing demo and conduct experiments, plus learn simple and effective self-healing techniques. Participants will receive a free meditation DVD. Taught by Stephanie Toney. Pre-registration required. $20. Boline Apothecary, 15 W Dunedin Rd, Columbus. 614-517-0466.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 Essential Oil Foundations – 6:30-8pm. Each month, we will meet on the first Friday to talk about one or two local plants and their essential oils, as wells as their uses, safety and benefits. Donation based. All Life Center, 123 Hyatts Rd, Delaware. 419-560-7100. Full Moon Goddess Circle – 7-9:30pm. The full moon beckons us once a month to slow down and reflect on our current life journey. Join us for a night of deep connection, manifesting and healing. Cleanse personal energy by releasing that which no longer serves. Invite guides, angels and masters to accompany and instruct. Create intentions, connect with the inner Goddess and flow with the energy of the full moon in the company of like-minded women. $30. Om2Ohm Meditation and Wellness Center, 324 W Case St, Powell. 614-787-0584.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 Energy Healing Class – (Series: 8/6, 8/19, 8/20) 8am-5pm. Learn energy healing concepts and methods to relax and balance the whole self. This four-part course will cover the many concepts and techniques of energy healing systems used in wellness. Learn full-body energy techniques that can be immediately applied in self-care practice, or for the benefit of friends or family members. If registration requirements are not met, this class is subject to cancellation. Passing a final exam is required to obtain 32 CE credit units. $320. American Institute of Alternative Medicine, 6685 Doubletree Ave, Columbus. 614-825-6255. Freedom Breathing – 11am-Noon. A Certified Master Meditation Instructor will show guests how to dilute and dissolve anxiety through simple but powerful breathing techniques. Students will be guided through how to cleanse and clear the heavy and fragmented energy of anxiety. We will learn how to release it and return to peace again! $15. Om2Ohm Meditation and Wellness Center, 324 W Case St, Powell. 614-787-0584. Blue Buddha Medicine Mantra – 3:30-4pm. Please join us for a monthly group recitation of the Blue Buddha Medicine Mantra, occurring every first Saturday of the month. Free. All Life Center, 123 Hyatts Rd, Delaware.


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Power Animal Workshop: Retrieval and Relationship With Our Animal Spirit Allies – 5-8pm. We will deepen our knowledge and experience of personal power animals and the ways in which we can work with them for protection and partnership in our lives. Please bring a journal, pen, blanket and pillow for journeying. A power animal retrieval is a shamanic method used to connect us to helping spirits that show themselves in the form of an animal. These helping spirits can provide us, our family, our community and even an organization or country with power, protection and support. Taught by Heidi Howes. Prerequisite: Intro to Shamanic Journeying or Power Animal Retrieval. $75. The Reiki Center, 1540 W 5th Ave, Columbus. 614-486-8323.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 Animal Reiki – 9am-5pm. Animal Reiki is an energetic connection, specially adapted to pets and other animals, that offers targeted pain and stress reduction techniques through light touch. Practitioners can take a more active role in animal health and well-being by being able to understand and energetically work with animals. In this fullday class, we will learn treatment techniques for assessing energy imbalances throughout the animal chakra system (energy centers) and how to work with each of these energy centers to enhance the effectiveness of each session. This class is especially beneficial to those who care for and work with animals either in a professional or volunteer capacity. Includes hands-on practice and an animal-themed meditation. Prerequisite: Reiki I or equivalent Reiki training. Maximum of four students, to permit maximum time for personal instruction. Instructors: Denise Master and Kaye Smith. $150. The Reiki Center, 1540 W 5th Ave, Columbus. 614-486-8323. Om Alchemy Sound Healing: Level I – 1-4:30pm. In this certification workshop, students will learn the basics of sound healing. We will explore how and why it works, as well as how to use sound for self-healing or healing others. We will talk about the cross-cultural use of sound, its healing potential, the relationship between the human body and sound, an introduction to using tuning forks, crystal bowls, and singing bowls, how to use tuning forks to conduct a basic sound healing session, how to choose sound healing tools, plus how to combine sound healing with other modalities such as massage, yoga, or Reiki. Includes certificate, manual and starter tuning fork. $200. Om2Ohm Meditation and Wellness Center, 324 W Case St, Powell. 614-787-0584.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9 Herb, Reiki and Massage Swap! – 7-9pm. Have enough healing to go around? Have a bumper crop of something you grew? Or too many salves that you poured? Made so much tincture or tea that you might never get through it all? SWAP! This free event happens each year. Bring what you have, take what you need. This year, we are also encouraging people to bring massage chairs and gift one another hands on healing massage or Reiki. Free. Boline Apothecary, 15 W Dunedin Rd, Columbus. 614-517-0466.

savethedate Body Mind Spirit Expo September 16-17 Sat, 10am-7pm – Sun, 10am-6pm Ohio Expo Center, Cardinal Hall 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus Featuring over 80 talks and seminars from natural health experts, psychics, readers and healers. Over 150 exhibitors will help foster personal growth.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 The Enlightened and Empowered Entrepreneur – 7-9pm. This workshop is a supportive environment for the entrepreneur or small business owner. We will take off our training wheels and spread our wings with heightened intuition, zen, and confidence. Group members will support each other as we learn to start the mindful practice of releasing self-doubts and fears. We will explore the concept of Radical Self Love and how to apply it to the beliefs that could be stopping us from taking our businesses to the next level. Finally, we will experience a deep guided meditation created exclusively for this gathering to help us sever our fear attachments and activate our highest vibration. $65. Om2Ohm Meditation and Wellness Center, 324 W Case St, Powell. 614-787-0584.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 Fascia Research Review – Video and Discussion – 10am-Noon. The Fourth International Fascia Research Congress was held in September 2016. In order to keep the dialogue and professional exchange going, the All Life Center is hosting a research review and conversational reflection with some of the best minds in the field of fascia. Please help get to word out to those that might be interested in being part of the collaborative discussion. Donation based. All Life Center, 123 Hyatts Rd, Delaware. 740-201-8242. Soul Breathing – 11am-12:15pm. In this workshop, students will be guided through a combination of both Pranayama “Vital life force energy” and Qigong “Cosmic Breath” techniques in order to fully engage the physical body with the powerful gift of breath. We will learn to achieve complete integration with mind and body to POWER UP, OPEN UP, and RECEIVE the energy and frequency needed to repel what no longer belongs in our lives and to attract more of what does. We will foster feelings of expansion, activation and soul connection. $15. Om2Ohm Meditation and Wellness Center, 324 W Case St, Powell. 614-7870584.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 Intensive Information Sessions – 6:30-8pm. For those considering Gahanna Herb Group or Fundamentals of Home Herbalism, but are unsure which one is the best fit, consider attending one of our information sessions. We will discuss the details of each program, and answer questions, plus meet instructors and past participants. Free. Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill St, Gahanna. 614-3424380.

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Taste of Holistic: Aromatherapy and Hypnotherapy – 6:30-8pm. How does aromatherapy work? How do one choose quality oils? What are some basic oils everyone should have? Aromatherapy is one of the fastest growing industries for a reason. Come learn why. What is hypnosis? It is not mind control, but instead it is learning how to control over one’s own mind. Come learn about the power of the mind and how to use it to foster positive change and growth in life. Free. American Institute of Alternative Medicine, 6685 Doubletree Ave, Columbus. 614-825-6255.

workshop, we will learn to combine the star stuff we already are with the attunements and energy associated with the stars to deeply heal, balance, and activate every part of us on a multidimensional level. From the etheric body that surrounds the physical body, the atoms that make up every cell of our bodies, and even right down to our DNA, this extremely high vibrational star healing energy will allow us to help ourselves and others with the highest dimensional healing light possible. $195. Om2Ohm Meditation and Wellness Center, 324 W Case St, Powell. 614-787-0584.



Coffee and Conversation at All Life – 8-10am. Meet and form relationships with other small business owners and independent operatives. Sample items from The Secret Garden Bakery and sip coffee while engaging in conversation with new friends, or refresh existing ones. Free. All Life Center, 123 Hyatts Rd, Delaware. 513-543-6596.

Sound Bath – 7-8pm. Come for immersion in sound healing for body, mind and soul. Relax by laying down or sitting, letting the vibrations of the instruments wash over and usher in a deep state of relaxation. Occasionally, an instrument will be played nearby or overhead. Donation based. All Life Center, 123 Hyatts Rd, Delaware. 614-4683476.

Tinctures – 7-9pm. In this class, we will demonstrate the different ways of tincturing: maceration by folk method, maceration by weight-to-volume method, and percolation. We will learn how to do the math to make our own medicines. We will learn about which herbs are not good to tincture, the difference between tinctures and other extracts, how to tincture fresh versus dried herbs and what strength alcohol to use. Students will make a tincture of their own to take with them, plus get worksheets on how to make their own creations at home. $50. Boline Apothecary, 15 W Dunedin Rd, Columbus. 614-517-0466.

Tisanes (Herbal “Teas”) – 7-9pm. In this class, we will learn why loose herbs are better than herbs prepacked in bags, what an infusion and a decoction are, how long to steep a brew (and what equipment is needed), plus how to create a medicinal and tasty concoction. How does one select the herbs to make the drink both potent and delicious? Students will sip different blends as they hand-select herbs to make one of their choosing to take home. We will leave with recipes, ideas and inspiration! $35. Boline Apothecary, 15 W Dunedin Rd, Columbus. 614-517-0466.



Reiki 1 Class – (Series: 8/20) 9am-5pm. The Reiki Center is the only facility in Central Ohio to provide reiki training in the traditional method. The difference between traditional and modern reiki training is significant, as the traditional version provides a deeper understanding of the practice’s spiritual impact, including finding meaning and purpose. Learn how to identify and transmit healing energy to relieve a headache or an aching muscle without medication. Hands-on experiences will instruct how to feel energy and see its immediate impact on self, family, friends and pets. Course includes vegetarian lunches and snacks, as well as a binder of instruction materials and a certificate of completion. Instructor: Linda Haley. Maximum of eight students. $300. The Reiki Center, 1540 W 5th Ave, Columbus. 614486-8323.

Reflexology Class – (Series: 8/27, 9/16, 9/17) 8am-5pm. An estimated 1.5 million people visit a reflexologist each year! Come learn about one of the fastest growing holistic therapies in the U.S. This course covers a full foot and hand reflexology session and covers basic office procedures. Learn how this therapy of this skill can be used on the self, as well as for friends or family, or as a source of income. The deadline to register is August 20 at 11:59pm. If registration requirements are not met, this class is subject to cancellation. Passing a final exam is required to obtain 32 CE credit units. $320. American Institute of Alternative Medicine, 6685 Doubletree Ave, Columbus. 614-825-6255.

Chronic Illness and Invisible Disease Support Group – 1:30-2:30pm. This is a space where people can find a supportive community as they face challenges of living with chronic illness, especially with hidden or invisible conditions. Facilitated by psychologist Sarah Reimer, PhD. and applied anatomist Melinda Cooksey, PhD. Free. All Life Center, 123 Hyatts Rd, Delaware. 740-201-8242.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 nchoring Light Healing: Level I Certification – 1:30-4:30pm. We will learn how to connect to the stars we are made of and become an incredible light conduit for their energy and healing power. During this Anchoring Light certification


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Reiki 2 Class – (Series: 8/27) 9am-5pm. This advanced Reiki class significantly enhances the skills we discovered in the Reiki 1 class. Four personalized, hands-on Attunements further clear blockages and extend connection to the life force energy. Discussions will include how to develop intuitive abilities to sense blockages in self and others, as well as how to effectively connect with Guides for their assistance. Students will also receive detailed instruction on how to work effectively with others. Learn how and when to use the Reiki symbols for maximum benefit, how to provide an effective distant healing treatment, and how to set up a professional practice, for those who have selected that career path. Discover how to realign body and spirit in an extensive Chakra Balancing Exercise. Includes course handouts, vegetarian luncheons and snacks, as well as ample practice time. Limited to eight students to provide

maximum personalized instruction. Students who have not taken the Reiki 1 class at The Reiki Center must demonstrate competency and knowledge equivalent to the center’s classes. Instructor: Linda Haley, RMT, Director of The Reiki Center. $350. The Reiki Center, 1540 W 5th Ave, Columbus. 614-486-8323. Columbus VegFest – 10am-5pm. Featuring more than a dozen health and activism speakers, veg-friendly exhibitors, food trucks, and kids activities. Special presenters include Victoria Moran, author of The Good Karma Diet, and Dr. Pam Popper, founder of the Wellness Health Forum. Proceeds from the purchase of a $5 “goodie bag” will be donated to VeganShift and Sunrise Sanctuary. Free. Whetstone Community Center, 3923 N High St, Columbus.

featuredevent SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 Natrium Halotherapy Grand Opening – Noon-4pm. Come celebrate with us, tour the salt room and meet our friends in the holistic community. Participants currently slated to attend are Leaves of Life, Boline Apothecary, The Dharma House, Worthington Optimal Wellness, True REST Float Spa and Natural Awakenings. Please see our website for more details. Free. Natrium Halotherapy, 6484 Fiesta Dr, Columbus. 614389-1437.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 Taste of Holistic: Reflexology and Energy Healing – 6:30-8pm. Learn about foot and hand reflexology points for better health, plus energy healing methods. We will learn some easy techniques for self-use, as well as for family and even pets! Join us at this complimentary intro session to learn more. Free. American Institute of Alternative Medicine, 6685 Doubletree Ave, Columbus. 614825-6255.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 Bioregional Herblism: Medicine to Save the World – 7-9pm. Herbalism has the potential to help people, but not if we are cutting down the rainforest for remedies and burning fossil fuels to ship exotic “flavor-of-the-month” or “as-seen-onTV” herbs. One of the many wonderful features of plants is that so many different ones have the same medical actions in the body. Rather than relying on a tropical herb that indigenous people rely upon in South America, we have an herb growing in the cracks of the sidewalk here that offer the same benefit. Bioregional herbalism is all about finding medicine close to home, either by growing or ethically wildcrafting it. We will discuss foraging, the different forms of cultivation, and what we need to become a medicinal locavore based on what grows right here in Central Ohio. $35. Boline Apothecary, 15 W Dunedin Rd, Columbus. 614-517-0466.


Franklinton Farm Stand – 3-6:30pm. Offering area residents access to fresh, healthy and local foods at low prices. Accepting food stamp/EBT cards, WIC and Senior coupons, as well as Veggie SNAPS tokens. Proceeds from sales at the Franklinton Farm Stand help sustain the larger mission of Franklinton Gardens. 1003 W Town St, Columbus.

saturday Union County Farmers Market – 8-11am. Seasonal offerings of locally grown, raised, baked and made goods. 160 E 6th St, Marysville. 937-6448530.

daily HTH Farm Market – See website for day-specific hours. Fresh seasonal produce, plants and mulch, locally-raised beef and chicken, plus specialty items such as brown eggs, jams, jellies, Amish cheese and pies. 2340 W Dublin-Granville Rd, Linworth. 614-266-9377. Summit Ridge Farm Market – CLOSED on Mondays. See website for day-specific hours. Fresh produce, local honey, Amish baked goods, brown eggs, jams, jerky and more. 14282 National Rd SW, Reynoldsburg. 614-864-4040.

tuesday Pearl Market – 10:30am-1:30pm. This urban market delivers a merchant mix reflective of the rich cultural diversity of Central Ohio, including a wide array of locally-grown produce, hand-crafted merchandise and delicious food. 19 N Pearl St, Columbus. 614-591-4509. Granville Summer Market – 3-6pm. 484 S Main St, Granville. 740-334-4804. Hilliard Farm Market – 4-7pm. A ministry of Hilliard United Methodist Church. Featuring food trucks weekly. 5445 Scioto Darby Rd, Hilliard.

wednesday Outdoor Farm and Handcraft Market – 2-7pm. 508 N Cassady Ave, Bexley. 614-2523951. Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market – 3-6pm. Locally produced fruits, veggies, herbs, breads, pork, beef, flowers and dairy, plus specialty products such as jerky, organic dog food and treats, gourmet granola and soy candles. 1945 Ridgeview Rd, Upper Arlington. 614-583-5057. Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers’ Market – 3:30-6:30pm. Seasonal vegetables and fruits, flowers and plants, baked goods, honey, sauces, oils and vinegars, as well as cooking and wellness demonstrations, food trucks, live music

and kids’ crafts. 1777 E Broad St, Columbus. 614-715-8000.

thursday Reynoldsburg Farmers’ Market – 3-6pm. 1520 Davidson Dr, Reynoldsburg. 614-322-6839. Franklinton Farm Stand – 3-6:30pm. Offering area residents access to fresh, healthy and local foods at low prices. Accepting food stamp/ EBT cards, WIC and Senior coupons, as well as Veggie SNAPS tokens. Proceeds from sales at the Franklinton Farm Stand help sustain the larger mission of Franklinton Gardens. 1003 W Town St, Columbus. All Life Community Market – 4-7pm. Cooking demonstrations and locally grown fresh fruits and veggies. 5700 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center. 740-201-8242. Bexley Farmers’ Market – 4-7pm. Where farms meet Main Street. Local produce, meats and cheeses, children’s events, live music, food trucks. 2111 E Main St., Bexley. New Albany Farmers Market – 4-7pm. Over 60 vendors and 10 food trucks, artists, music and more. 200 Market Sq, New Albany. 614390-2733. Olde Pickerington Farmers’ Market – 4-7pm. Fresh Ohio-grown produce, baked goods, honey, meats, crafts, prepared foods and more. 89 N Center St, Pickerington. 614-681-1440. Plain City Farmers’ Market – 4:30-7pm. Fresh fruits and veggies, baked and canned goods, pet treats, plants and cut flowers, live music and activities for children and adults. 105 W Main St, Plain City.

friday Pearl Market – 10:30am-1:30pm. This urban market delivers a merchant mix reflective of the rich cultural diversity of Central Ohio, including a wide array of locally-grown produce, hand-crafted merchandise and delicious food. 19 N Pearl St, Columbus. 614-591-4509.

Grove City Farmers’ Market – 8am-Noon. From peaches to homemade jellies and baked goods, plus tomatoes to sweet corn on the cob. 4035 Broadway, Grove City. 614-875-9762. Worthington Farmers’ Market – 8am-Noon. Central Ohio’s largest farmers market, boasting more than 70 vendors and offering locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally produced cheeses, jams, jellies, honey and maple syrup, high-quality cuts of meat from carefully raised farm animals, eggs from pastured chickens, flowers, herbs, plants, homemade soaps, and foodstuffs. 7227 N High St, Worthington. 614-2855341. North Market Farmers’ Market – 8am-1pm. Central Ohio’s oldest farmers’ market, serving the community since 1876. 59 Spruce St, Columbus. 614-463-9664. Granville Farmers Market – 8:30am-Noon. Featuring more than 60 vendors, including local farmers, bakers and specialty food producers. 102 E Broadway, Granville. 740-334-4804. Clintonville Farmers’ Market – 9am-Noon. A producer-only market, where everything for sale is grown or made by a local farmer or cottage food producer. 3535 N High St, Columbus. Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market – 9am-Noon. 1 S Main St, Mount Vernon. MountVernonFarmersMarket Powell Chamber Farmers’ Market – 9am-Noon. Come support local vendors who produce homemade, home-baked, or homegrown items. 240 N Liberty St, Powell. 614-888-1090. PowellChamberFarmersMarket. Sunbury Farmers’ Market – 9am-Noon. Home grown and homemade products from local vendors. 39 E Granville St, Sunbury. 740-965-2860. C.W. Farmers’ Market – 9am-Noon. One of Ohio’s longest running outdoor markets. 36 S High St, Canal Winchester. 614-270-5053. Franklinton Farm Stand – 10am-1pm. Offering area residents access to fresh, healthy and local foods at low prices. Accepting food stamp/ EBT cards, WIC and Senior coupons, as well as Veggie SNAPS tokens. Proceeds from sales at the Franklinton Farm Stand help sustain the larger mission of Franklinton Gardens. 1003 W Town St, Columbus.

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ongoingevents sunday Morning Hatha – 10-11am. It’s “Easy Like Sunday Morning.” Join Emily Dicken for a traditional Hatha yoga class with an emphasis on “workshopping” poses. Students are invited to problem solve, ask questions and listen to their body. We find new insights every week and grow together. $10. Body Wisdom Healing Group, 3001 Indianola Ave, Columbus. 614-784-9473. BWHG. net/Classes. Yoga Well Being – 10:30-11:45am. This class is based in the Hatha tradition. The moves are challenging, yet simple and accessible to all. Open to new and veteran students. Practice proper breathing and meditation in a warmed room. Yoga-Well-Being, 1510 Hess St, Columbus. 614432-7553. Advanced Yingjie Tai Chi – 3-4pm. This Tai Chi style blends various martial arts into a philosophy designed to develop strength, relaxation, and self-defense. Positive energy for stress relief. $35/ session, $85/monthly. The Grey Budha, 400 West Rich St, Columbus. 614-975-7683. GreyBudha. Yin Yoga – 6-7pm. Lengthen connective tissue by releasing into each posture for three to five minutes. Open to all, but not recommended for those in the third trimester of pregnancy. Shift, 1520 W 1st Ave, Grandview Heights. 614-407-4668. Lucy@

monday Nia with Jill Riley-Hetterscheidt – 9:4510:45am. All fitness level can benefit from this mindful movement to an eclectic mix of music. We will use a variety of movements from sources including martial arts, dance arts, healing arts and our imaginations. Each class will set a focus and

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intention to enhance the experience. Nia is designed to be done in bare feet. Please wear clothes comfortable to move in. $10, with complimentary admission for Silver Sneakers members. The Mandala Center, 2965 Donnylane Blvd, Columbus. 614-638-5563. Slow Flow and Core Vinyasa Yoga Classes – 1011:15am. Join us for a nurturing, reflective practice to facilitate endurance, strength, tension release and self-awareness. Drop-ins welcome. Instructor Julia McSheffery. 10-class and unlimited passes available. $14 non-members, $12 members. Center for Wholeness, 4041 N High St, Ste 100, Columbus. 614-395-2900. Beginner’s Tai Chi/Chi Gong – 5-6pm. Join Marya Barrios for this age-old Chinese system of slow, low-impact, meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation, improved balance and health. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner, accompanied by deep breathing to enhance the mind-body connection. Suitable for all levels of fitness. $10. Body Wisdom Healing Group, 3001 Indianola Ave, Columbus. 614-784-9473. Next Level: High Intensity Training – 5:306:30pm. This total body workout shocks muscles with an always-changing format and set of exercises. Any fitness level can have benefit from this program. Builds endurance, reduces body fat and increases flexibility. $10. Elite Physiques, 350 E Orange Rd, Lewis Center. 740-548-3637. Salty Yoga – 7-8pm. Relax and breathe in during a one-hour Slow Flow yoga class combined with salt inhalation therapy. Instructor: Kathy Morgan. $20. City Salt Spa, 218 W Main St, Plain City. 614-873-0072.

tuesday Sunrise Meditation – 7-7:30am. Group meditation in the Dharma House studio, overlooking a wooded ravine. Suggested donation. Dharma House Columbus, 1970 W Dublin-Granville Rd, Worthington. 614-344-8409. Pilates with Lisa Leibow – 10-11am. $15. The Mandala Center, 2965 Donnylane Blvd, Columbus. 847-840-1114. Tea for Tuesdays – 10am-6pm. During regular Tuesday business hours, come sample a warm tea in the cold months, and a cool tea in the warm months. Free. Boline Apothecary. 15 W Dunedin Rd, Columbus. 614-517-0466. Walk-In Psychic Clinic – Noon-5:30pm. A certified psychic medium will answer big questions in a private setting. For those need clarity in just one area, instead of a full reading, or for those looking to “dip a toe in,” this is an affordable way to meet those needs in a fifteen-minute reading. $32 credit card, $30 cash. All Life Community Center, 123 Hyatts Rd, Delaware. 614-905-1668. Flow and Let Go – 6-7pm. This upbeat vinyasa class begins with a slow warm up, then moves


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into a rhythmic and continuous flow, building lots of heat and momentum. Clear the mind, work the body and end in a relaxed state of calmness. Yoga-Well-Being, 1510 Hess St, Columbus. 614432-7553. Gentle Yoga Class – 6:15-7:30pm. This class if perfect for beginners. It is slow-paced to release stress and gain flexibility, with modifications offered to make it a safe practice for all levels. $10. Center for Wholeness, 4041 N High St, Columbus. 614-398-0890. Salty Yoga – 6:30-7:30pm. Relax and breathe in during a one-hour Slow Flow yoga class combined with salt inhalation therapy. Instructor: Kathy Morgan. $20. City Salt Spa, 218 W Main St, Plain City. 614-873-0072. Mellow Yoga – 7:15-8:15pm. This restorative class helps to limber up, expand a stiff back and defog a clouded mind. Yoga-Well-Being, 1510 Hess St, Columbus. 614-432-7553.

wednesday Sunrise Meditation – 7-7:30am. Group meditation in the Dharma House studio, overlooking a wooded ravine. Suggested donation. Dharma House Columbus, 1970 W Dublin-Granville Rd, Worthington. 614-344-8409. Salty Yoga – 9-10am. Relax and breathe in during a one-hour Slow Flow yoga class combined with salt inhalation therapy. Instructor: Lindsay Davis. $20. City Salt Spa, 218 W Main St, Plain City. 614-873-0072. Slow Flow and Core Vinyasa Yoga Classes – 1011:15am. Join us for a nurturing, reflective practice to facilitate endurance, strength, tension release and self-awareness. Drop-ins welcome. Instructor Julia McSheffery. 10-class and unlimited passes available. $14 non-members, $12 members. Center for Wholeness, 4041 N High St, Ste 100, Columbus. 614-395-2900. Community Reiki and Relaxation Clinic – 3-7pm. Ease into a comfy recliner and let stress melt away while receiving Reiki, guided imagery and essential oils to relax and replenish. $20-40. All Life Community Center, 123 Hyatts Rd, Delaware. 740-202-9348. Boys Yoga – 5:15-6pm. Unwind with us as we balance out our boys’ over-active lifestyles with stretching, breathing and fun. We will focus on core strength, body awareness, flexibility and breathing, as we nurture and grow mindfulness and self-esteem. Class will start with casual games to allow you to drop off your child between 5:15-5:30pm. $15 for an individual class, or a six-to-eight class pass for $10 per class. Whole Yoga and Wellness, 1335 Dublin Rd, Ste 100E, Columbus. 614-298-5437. WholeKidsPediatrics. com/Yoga-And-Wellness. Tai Chi – 6-7pm. A moving meditation done standing that centers and grounds the practitioner. Build strength and balance in the physical body while enhancing internal vital energy. Shift, 1520 W 1st Ave, Grandview Heights. 614-407-4668. Lucy@ Chair Yoga – 6-7:15pm. Designed for those who might have difficulty using a yoga mat, this class is suitable for all levels of practice and includes

standing poses and balances, plus work along a wall to lengthen and strengthen the body. Taught by Sipra Pimputkar. $15. Yoga-Well-Being, 1510 Hess St, Columbus. 614-432-7553. Girls Yoga – 6:15-7pm. We empower the spirit of each individual girl as we stretch, breathe and have fun! We will focus on core strength, body awareness, flexibility and breathing as we nurture and grow mindfulness and self-esteem. Learning to let go and bring inward focus is a great tool to give your child early in life. $15 for an individual class, or a six-to-eight class pass for $10 per class. Whole Yoga and Wellness, 1335 Dublin Rd, Ste 100E, Columbus. 614-298-5437. Beginning Yingjie Tai Chi – 6:30-8pm. This Tai Chi style blends various martial arts into a philosophy designed to develop strength, relaxation, and self-defense. Positive energy for stress relief. $35/ session, $85/monthly. The Grey Budha, 400 West Rich St, Columbus. 614-975-7683. GreyBudha. Turtle Flow Yoga – 6:35-7:35pm. Experience completeness by integrating breath and movement to create a powerful and stabilizing, yet delicate and meditative flow. The measured pace supports quality of breath, postural alignment, and awareness of the body and mind. Great for beginners to advanced yogis. $15. Arena District Athletic Club, 325 John H. McConnell Blvd, Ste 150, Columbus. 614-719-9616. Evening Hatha – 6:30-7:30pm. Join Robyn Bragg for a sequenced and relaxing Hatha yoga practice. It will help students make it to the weekend. $10. Body Wisdom Healing Group, 3001 Indianola Ave, Columbus. 614-784-9473. Yoga Talks – 7:30-8:30pm. Join us for open discussions about yoga poses, meditation, spirituality and philosophy. Free. Yoga Happiness Studio, 219 E Arcadia Ave, Columbus. 614-446-2091.

thursday Sunrise Meditation – 7-7:30am. Group meditation in the Dharma House studio, overlooking a wooded ravine. Suggested donation. Dharma House Columbus, 1970 W Dublin-Granville Rd, Worthington. 614-344-8409. Mid-Day Hatha Yoga – 12:15-1pm. Prep the body to handle the rest of the day centered, grounded, but stimulated and strong. Open to all levels. Shift, 1520 W 1st Ave, Grandview Heights. 614-407-4668. Shift Hatha Yoga with Eszter Gozon – 5:30-6:30pm. $10. The Mandala Center, 2965 Donnylane Blvd, Columbus. 614-369-0664. Kundalini Yoga with Sada Nam Singh – 7:309pm. This self-realization practice, originally taught by Yogi Bhajan, aims to help us overcome self-limitations of the mind, while releasing tension and blockages in the body, to realize our true blissful selves. We will detoxify our bodies and build the energetic centers, also known as chakras. Kundalini yoga involves periods of exertion designed to strengthen the body, mind, and willpower. We will balance our yoga with relaxation and meditation, as well as the accompa-

niment of spiritual music. All levels are welcome. Yoga-Well-Being, 1510 Hess St, Columbus. 614432-7553.

Nia with Trish Riley Lyon – 10-11:15am. $10. The Mandala Center, 2965 Donnylane Blvd, Columbus. 513-373-5661.

Columbus Threshold Choir Rehearsal – 7-8:30pm. For those who can carry a tune, and enjoy conveying kindness through singing. This all-female choir is dedicated to singing at the bedsides of those struggling between living and dying, in hospitals, hospices, extended care facilities and private residences in the Columbus metropolitan area. Free. Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave, Columbus. 614-600-2460. ThresholdChoir. org/Columbus.

Mind Path Tai Chi and Qigong Foundation – 2-3:30pm. Join Don Gubbins for a complete study of the classic Yang-Style Taiji. Come learn this ancient Chinese form of exercise, which incorporates slow, natural movements and breath work to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve balance. Suitable for all levels of fitness. $14. Body Wisdom Healing Group, 3001 Indianola Ave, Columbus. 614-784-9473.

friday Sunrise Meditation – 7-7:30am. Group meditation in the Dharma House studio, overlooking a wooded ravine. Suggested donation. Dharma House Columbus, 1970 W Dublin-Granville Rd, Worthington. 614-344-8409. DharmaHouse Slow Flow and Core Vinyasa Yoga Classes – 1011:15am. Join us for a nurturing, reflective practice to facilitate endurance, strength, tension release and self-awareness. Drop-ins welcome. Instructor Julia McSheffery. 10-class and unlimited passes available. $14 non-members, $12 members. Center for Wholeness, 4041 N High St, Ste 100, Columbus. 614-395-2900. Beginner’s Mat Pilates – 5:45-6:45pm. Join Sonia Rinder for this popular mat Pilates class to produce positive change in the body. Students will improve flexibility, posture and core strength, as well as produce a more sculpted body in only one day each week. $10. Body Wisdom Healing Group, 3001 Indianola Ave, Columbus. 614-7849473. Dancing Mindfulness – 7:30-8:45pm. For beginners and experienced movers alike, this meditation and creative movement class explores the mindbody connection and mindfulness through dance. $10 suggested donation. Center for Wholeness, 4140 N High St, Ste 100, Columbus. 614-7848488.

saturday Beginner’s Yoga with Troy Pyles – 8:30-9:30am. $10. The Mandala Center, 2965 Donnylane Blvd, Columbus. 614-369-0664. Yoga of 12-Step Recovery – 8:30-10am. This class is an open, inclusive group for anyone dealing with addictive behaviors in themselves or others. We start with 45 minutes of sharing, followed by a 45-minute yoga practice. All levels welcome. Free. Harmony Project Community Space, 773 E Long St, Columbus. 614-859-2376. Morning Hatha – 10-11am. Start the weekend off right with some yoga. Instructor Emily Dicken ensures students find postures that are accessible, comfortable and well aligned. $10. Body Wisdom Healing Group, 3001 Indianola Ave, Columbus. 614-784-9473.

Community Reiki and Relaxation Clinic – 3-7pm. Ease into a comfy recliner and let stress melt away while receiving Reiki, guided imagery and essential oils to relax and replenish. $20-40. All Life Community Center, 123 Hyatts Rd, Delaware. 740-202-9348.

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HELP WANTED THE ALL LIFE CENTER IS GROWING – We are looking for a Community Outreach Coordinator and Administrative Assistants to join our expanding team. If you would like to be part of the All Life family, email your resume to BUSY INTEGRATIVE HEALTH PRACTICE – Seeking licensed massage therapist who practices Reiki or other energy work, and ideally is proficient in craniosacral therapy. If not, a willingness to learn additional modalities is a plus. Submit resume to INTEGRATIVE FAMILY MEDICINE CENTER – Seeking a Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) and doctor (MD or DO) with experience in integrative medicine to join a growing practice. 614-515-5244.

FOR SALE HYPERBARIC OXYGEN CHAMBER – Summit to Sea 40” diameter large-size unit. Purchased in 2016 for personal use. Minimally used, works like new. Includes homemade wooden stands to elevate tank for easy side access. Oxygen compressor not included, but comes with a port for hookup. Dual motors for quick inflation. Bidirectional zippers allow for self-directed use. Requires prescription or physician letter prior to purchase, due to classification as a medical device. Originally $11K, selling for $8K. 614-596-5312.

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Leaves of Life focuses on helping clients achieve optimal health holistically, through individualized diet and lifestyle changes, targeted nutrition, detoxification, laser allergy immune conditioning, hormone balancing and energy work. Our approach empowers, educates and treats the patient, not the illness, by removing roadblocks to healing, addressing deficiencies and imbalances, and harmonizing the mind, body and spirit. See ad, page 20.


Lily Shahar Kunning, Owner 15 W Dunedin Rd, Columbus 614-517-0466 We are an old-fashioned apothecary that makes tonics and body care for the community. Our shop is run by an herb-alist who uses time-tested, tried-and-true methods to select and curate her “good for you” offerings. We also carry local and national lines of homeopathic remedies, Ayurvedic medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), dried bulk herbs, spices, body care ingredients and essential oils. Classes are held regularly on the demonstration and hands-on creation of human and pet remedies. Many of our raw ingredients are sourced locally, so be sure to visit regularly to view our seasonal offerings. See ad, page 21.


Deb Wellmes, MA, CCC/SLP, ND Beecher Wellness Center 428 Beecher Rd, Ste B, Gahanna 614-855-5533 BrainCore Therapy™ provides a unique, drug-free approach to treating Brainwave Dysregulation, a condition brought about by tension on the nervous system from a variety of factors. Brainwave Dysregulation may be associated with several neurological conditions such as ADD/ ADHD, insomnia, panic attacks, autism, anxiety, memory loss, TBI, migraines and PTSD.


Dr. Joseph Iuvara Dr. Benjamin Long Dr. Paul Valenti 428 Beecher Rd, Ste B, Gahanna 614-855-5533 We l c o m e t o B e e c h e r Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Our goal is to help improve your health through complementary and integrative techniques designed to enrich and balance your everyday life. Our team of doctors and therapists have created a welcoming environment where each person is treated based on their own unique needs. Balancing all aspects of a person on an individual basis, and offering cutting-edge treatments that are only available in our center, sets us apart as Ohio’s foremost chiropractic and wellness center.

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81 W Waterloo St, Canal Winchester 614-833-3884 3805 N High St, Ste 204, Columbus 614-369-1533 Colon hydrotherapy is a safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine without the use of drugs. By introducing filtered and temperature-regulated water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural elimination. A certified technician performs this process in a private, relaxing atmosphere on an FDA-approved closed system. See ad, page 21.


Upper Arlington - 1700 Zollinger Rd, Ste 10, Columbus Dublin - 7501 Sawmill Rd, Ste 19, Dublin 614-768-2796 Cryotherapy is a noninvasive, three-minute exposure to -225°F nitrogen gas to trigger the body’s natural nervous system response to reduce muscle and joint inflammation, alleviate pain and decrease soreness. For those who suffer from inflammation caused by arthritis, muscle or joint damage, injury, surgery or nerve pain, cryotherapy can be a useful, natural modality to help alleviate painful symptoms. See ad, page 29.


Dr. Richard DeLano, DDS, MS 150 E Wilson Bridge Rd, Ste 150, Worthington 614-888-0377 Dental Alternatives is the dental office of Richard M. DeLano III, DDS, MS. Dr. DeLano practices general dentistry with a holistic approach. He takes time with his patients to explain the choices they have concerning their oral health. Dental Alternatives is a mercury-safe and fluoride-free dental practice. Visit our website to learn more. See ad, page 32.

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Kate Dixon, Loomis Digestive Specialist, CNHP, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist Dr. Michael H. Fritz, Chiropractor, Certified Applied Kinesiologist, Certified Microscopist, Naturopathic Doctor 10223 Sawmill Pkwy, Powell 614-717-9144 Each year statistics show that more Americans complain of digestive pain. These discomforts are commonly attributed to symptoms such as: stomachache, allergies, skin problems, depression, anxiety, immune dysfunctions and diarrhea. They may also be related to chronic pain, bloating and cramps. We believe diet and digestion play a major role in the prevention and reversal of chronic degenerative disease. We objectively test and compare against our extensive patient history survey to determine which specific enzymes and nutrients are missing from the client, and then help bring the body back into balance.


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We provide classes to train and educate people about sustainability topics and practices. Subjects include, but are not limited to, Food, Urban Homesteading, Health and Wellness, Green Building, Finance, Energy Solutions, Transportation and Economics. Visit our website for the current class schedule. See ad, page 34.

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This is NOT a diet program. Instead, it is an effective wellness program. INFLAMMATION is the underlying cause of each of the major metabolic diseases, including obesity, diabetes and hypertension. The Project Health curriculum provides a proven way to turn off inflammation through an individualized food plan, weekly online sessions packed with information on how to implement successful menus for the rest of your life, as well as the accountability to stay on track. We work with foods you can find at the grocery store, and you can even still enjoy eating out. Live a LONGER, BETTER LIFE. See ad, page 26.


We enroll new students throughout the year for feng shui certification. Our program teaches a scientific and mindful approach, incorporating brain science and teaching only remedies that are backed up by science. We offer a proven business system training that guarantees new profit centers for your holistic practice. We are a Certified Gold School with the International Feng Shui Guild. Private feng shui consultations are available for residential and businesses. Continuing education courses can be customized for your industry. If you are not inclined to enroll in full certification, we offer a personal feng shui coaching course to apply to your own life. See ad, page 10.

At Integrative Hypnotherapy, we help our clients grow through the issues that kept them frustrated, worried and hurt. We help them find the relief they need, and build confidence, peace and ease into their daily lives. We do this by getting to the root of the matter (the thoughts and beliefs in the mind) and that is precisely why the changes stick. If you need some support in making a lasting positive change, schedule yourself a free phone consult today at, or call us at 614-304-1061. P.S. - We can help with a number of issues. See for a list of some of the issues we work with. See ad, page 10.




218 W Main St, Plain City 614-873-0072 Salt therapy is a drug-free, natural treatment for respiratory and skin ailments through salt inhalation. In addition to two adult salt therapy rooms, our family wellness center has a dedicated children’s salt therapy play room. Beyond providing salt therapy sessions, we also host Salty Yoga classes plus offer Salty Reiki and Salty Massage. We have a full line of Himalayan salt lamps and products, as wells as Young Living essential oils. See ad, page 25.

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If you are looking for integrative and holistic approach to your health care or are torn between recommendations from your regular primary care provider and alternative practitioners, not sure whose advice to follow and possibly self-doctoring, we are a place where both traditional medicine and evidence-based alternative approaches work together seamlessly. We provide holistic primary care for you and your family. We value comprehensive preventative care and work with chronic conditions such as fatigue, fibromyalgia, various hormonal imbalances, diabetes, high blood pressure and chronic GI issues. We take time to listen to your story, ask important questions, order the necessary tests and get to the bottom of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms. We work with many insurance companies. See ad, page 30.


The All Life Community is a nonprofit organization set up as a co-op, with over 170 members. Most members practice out of their own locations throughout Central Ohio, though some practice exclusively at our 24-acre facility. Please browse our website to see the many offerings from our wellness practitioners, artists, musicians, event planners and small business support professionals, as well as a host of resources for your home and family. See ad, page 17.

VITELLAS CHUN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE AND ACUPUNCTURE Linda Chun, MD, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Hope Vitellas, Licensed Acupuncturist 929 Harrison Ave, Ste 203, Columbus 614-725-1885



1360 Cherry Bottom Rd, Gahanna 614-476-6159


Sheri Mollica-Rathburn, Owner, C.MI 324 W Case St, Powell 614-787-0583 Om2Ohm will change the way you think about stress management. We offer Peace Management for individuals and groups, teaching management of daily peace as opposed to stress. Through Certified Meditation Instruction, Sound Healing, Chromotherapy, Mindfulness based guidance, Energy and Body Work we will transform and empower you. Allow yourself time for peace in our beautiful Om2Ohm wellness center, leave your worries at the door and enter into your “Om away from home”.

MUSIC INSTRUCTION WES MILLER MUSIC LESSONS 787 S State St, Westerville 614-323-7052

Perhaps you struggle with chronic pain, fatigue, digestive problems or anxiety, and want to explore d i ff e r e n t a p p r o a c h e s f o r treatment. Perhaps you wish to decrease your use of medications. Perhaps you seek to boost your level of wellness. An integrative medicine consultation covers nutrition, vitamins and supplements, sleep, stress management, mind-body therapies and more, while an acupuncture session might include cupping, moxibustion or other aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We also offer combined consultations, blending Western and Eastern medicine, in our commitment to providing compassionate and comprehensive holistic care. See ad, page 9.

Wes is a music teacher with 25 years of teaching experience. He creates custom-made lesson plans for students of all ages and abilities. In addition, students have the option of joining one of his inhouse student groups to further apply what they are learning in their lessons. In addition to saxophone lessons, Wes provides instruction for other woodwinds and brass instruments. See ad, page 24.


The Bexley Natural Market is a not-for-profit cooperative grocery store dedicated to providing food of the highest possible nutritional quality to our members and community. We provide many local and organic products, bulk foods, organic herbs and spices, as well as a vast array of vitamins and supplements to support the health of our customers. We like to support local businesses and farmers by being a space in which their products are available. See ad, page 29.


Eszter Gozon, LMT The Mandala Center for Movement Arts 2965 Donnylane Blvd, Columbus 614-369-0664 I provide massage therapy, Reiki and private yoga training to help you regain and maintain well-being. I am certified in neuromuscular therapy and incorporate techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release and postural analysis into individualized treatment sessions. Personalized yoga training, by itself or as a complement to massage, can unify your goals for body and mind.


It’s All Natural! is a prominent source of vegetarian and vegan products, offering organic, ecoconscious and down-to-earth items. Our mission is to promote a benevolent, eco-friendly and vegan lifestyle. We strive to be fertile ground where seeds of love can be planted to grow in health and harmony. See ad, page 29.

MOMENTUM98 NATURAL HEALTH STORE 3509 N High St, Columbus 614-262-7087

We have been serving the holistic health needs of the Central Ohio community since January 1, 1980, selling products that uplift on all levels of existence. We carry raw foods and superfoods, herbal supplements and oxygen supplements, castor oil and essential oils, plus Chinese herbal tonics and shilajit. We also specialize in wellness and natural living accessories, including over 100 massage tools, magnets, color therapy glasses, coning candles, tuning forks, yoga supplies, hemp clothing, inversion and exercise machines, water purifying and energizing devices, plus foot detox ionizers. Stop by our store to experience five to ten minutes of the Relax far-infrared saunas and lamps, to detoxify, ease inflammation and pain, and invigorate the body. See ad, page 37.


508 N Cassady Ave, Bexley 614-252-3951

2545 W Schrock Rd, Westerville 614-882-5886

Raisin Rack offers a complete variety of organic groceries, including gluten-free foods, vegan and vegetarian products, and dairy-free items. Bulk grains, herbs, nuts and seeds accompany organic fruits and vegetables, as well as a complete selection of vitamins, minerals, herbals and other nutrients from leading national brands. See ad, page 34.

Your own personal health is your own personal choice, all the way down the line. ~Melissa Etheridge

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Shirley J. McLain, ND Maren Schwital, ND 140 Morse Rd, Columbus 614-848-4998


Linda Haley, RMT, Director 1540 W 5th Ave, Columbus 614-486-8323

Incorporating the most natural products and processes for manicure, pedicure and waxing, while maintaining the highest level of cleanliness and sterilization available. See ad, page 23.

The Reiki Center is Central Ohio’s oldest and largest natural wellness center, plus the only center to offer Reiki classes in the traditional format. More than 20 services are available to meet your wellness, spiritual and emotional goals, including energy therapies, therapeutic bodywork, shamanic and intuitive services, as well as animal therapies. Open daily from 9am-9pm. See ad, page 15.

8487 Sancus Blvd, Columbus 614-985-3205

Dance Synergy Movement and Bodywork Art Pro-Active Health combines the naturopathic philosophy with whole food nutrition, herbal support and bodywork, as well as tools for ergonomic movement alignment, recovery from injuries, plus freedom from pain and illness. We offer nutritional heart health assessments using Royal Lee’s endocardiograph, private sessions, phone consultations, distance education in herbal synergy bodywork for you as well as your pet, and weekly group classes in dance, stretch and alignment. Our boutique includes Birkenstock and Vibram Five Fingers footwear, dance wear, Alex Grey art clothing, and moldavite incense and bath salt. See ad, page 22.


Melanie Guzzo, Owner 3282 N High St, Columbus 614-725-2329 We are committed to helping men and women enjoy the luxuries of the modern beauty industry without harming animals, the environment or our health. We are dedicated to working in an organized, stress-free setting while enjoying a holistic lifestyle within true community. See ad, page 37.

PHOENIX WELLNESS CENTER Dr. Trudy Pieper, ND Dr. Allison Engelbert, ND 10 S Main St, Johnstown 740-616-9949


Drs. Trudy and Allison are board certified and accredited by the American Naturo-pathic Medical Association (ANMA), the oldest and largest professional naturopathic medical organization in the U.S. Dr. Trudy is author of Prevention is the Cure for Cancer and was awarded the ANMA 2014 Higher Achievement Award. Dr. Allison is a Master Herbalist and specializes in women’s wellness.


David Hulse, CVSMT 1550 Old Henderson Rd, Ste N160, Columbus 614-928-3102

Let the stress melt away as sound therapy pioneer David Hulse bathes you in the soothing sound of the Solfeggio Tuning Forks. Tune into your higher self as David retrieves information for guidance and clarity during this accelerated time of change. Available in 30 or 60-minute sessions, by appointment only. See ad, page 27.

DUNIGAN REAL ESTATE GROUP Cindy Dunigan, Realtor 3500 N High St, Columbus 614-361-8400

There are only a handful of Realtors in the Central Ohio area that carry the National Association of Realtors GREEN designation, and Cindy Dunigan is one of them. She has taken the initiative to encourage the industry to produce more sustainable homes, and helps communities to reduce their consumption by implementing sustainable practices. Cindy is devoted to reducing her own footprint on the environment, and lives by her motto: “We can make a significant impact on the world around us one person at a time.”


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WELLNESS CENTER BODY WISDOM HEALING GROUP 3001 Indianola Ave, Columbus 614-784-9473

For over 20 years, we have provided holistic wellness through therapeutic massage with a mind-body approach. We have recently expanded our services and now teach Healing Group, LLC movement classes such as 3001 Indianola Avenue Columbus, OH 43202 yoga, tai chi, dance and Pilates, as well as offer 614-784-9473 speakers, workshops and Ayurvedic nutritional counseling. See ad, page 14.


Becky Appelfeller, MAT, CRS, BEP 614-515-3692 Pam Hatch, M.Ed. 614-338-5716 Max Lencl, LPCC, CDCA 440-487-7301 6797 N High St, Ste 221, Worthington We offer life coaching, counseling and alternative therapy services to individuals, couples, families and groups. Becky practices a holistic wellness approach to healing and emotional health, drawing from an extensive training in Gestalt therapy, Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), Rubenfeld Synergy and integrative bioenergetic medicine. Pam’s specialties include Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and hypnotherapy, as well as nutrition and lifestyle guidance for mental and emotional health, weight loss and management, plus support for depression and anxiety. Max uses a down-to-earth style to provide individual and couples therapy, specializing in grief, trauma and sexual concerns, while emphasizing relationships, solutions, mindfulness, attachment styles and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). See ad, page 27.


Jenni Endres, Studio Manager 1335 Dublin Rd, Ste 100E, Columbus 614-298-5437, Ext 207 Whole Yoga and We l l n e s s i s committed to offering classes and workshops to prevent illness and promote wellness. Our programs support health from infancy to adulthood with lactation support, infant development, children’s yoga and therapeutic yoga for conditions such as back pain, asthma and emotional health. We focus on collaboration with community resources, such as the Scioto Trail, to offer unique programming for children and adults. See ad, page 7.

You cannot step into the same river twice. ~Heraclitus

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Natural Awakenings Central Ohio - August 2017 issue  

Central Ohio edition of the free monthly national health/wellness and sustainability publication.

Natural Awakenings Central Ohio - August 2017 issue  

Central Ohio edition of the free monthly national health/wellness and sustainability publication.