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s we celebrate Earth Day, I’m wondering how many people know and really appreciate “the reason for the season,” as we say at Christmastime. In fact at its basic level, Earth Day is tied up with and just as essential as the birth of Jesus Christ: The Earth we live on and our Lord Jesus Christ are both wonderful, invaluable gifts from God, neither of which we fully comprehend. While we’re supposed to cherish them both, it seems as though we ignore one and take the other one for granted, doing everything we can to degrade, use up and destroy it. Earth Day, now widely celebrated throughout the month of April, acknowledges our appreciation of the planet and reminds us that we must protect it to keep it. I think Earth Day needs to become a national holiday, where we take off work and drill down on collective actions. What would the air look like if no one in the United States turned on a combustion engine all day, or if every American over age 6 planted a tree, all on the same day? Yes, these are small actions, but they become mighty when done collectively. That’s how we we’ll beat climate change and save our environment for ourselves—through billions of people taking billions of tiny actions every day. Earth Day as we know it came into being in 1970, created by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda. Twenty million Americans demonstrated in different U.S. cities, and Congress authorized the creation of a new federal agency, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to tackle environmental issues. Now, 50 years later, people are still demonstrating for various environmental causes, crises and emerging issues almost every day. And though there’s still lots of progress to be made, we have already made much. I think one of our greatest accomplishments is the widespread knowledge that if we wish to survive and thrive, then protecting and caring for our Earth and the things God put on it is not optional! It’s now well recognized that the health of the planet is all tied up with individual and societal health. Our own Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio has been making this point—helping listeners see, explore and understand how environmental issues affect our health—for almost three years now. We work with scientists, researchers, advocates, NGOs and government agencies, inviting experts and doers to come talk with our audience of ordinary people and show them how important environmental issues affect their everyday lives, even though the “hot spots” may be elsewhere—you know, the way COVID started, and how we know we’re about to get a new strain and round of infections when we learn that China is having a fresh outbreak. We hope that this Earth Day issue, with its focus on the interrelationship between the planet’s health and human health, educates and inspires you about choices you can make and actions you can take to control your own well-being. This month’s issue also contains our annual Healthy Living Directory, where you can find many seasoned health and wellness practitioners and businesses, see their credentials and read their healing philosophies. And don’t miss the health briefs near the front of magazine. This monthly section is always a source of useful and actionable nuggets of information. As always, it’s our goal to help you along your journey to living a healthier life on a healthy planet.

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ublications such as Psychology Today and Frontiers in Psychology have explored how what we perceive and how we perform is wholly tied to what we believe. When people have limiting beliefs such as, “I’m not good enough or smart enough,” or “I’ll never find a new job in this economy,” they seldom test that limit. People that think they’re not attractive may never ask for a date. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a psychological approach to reframing communication and thinking to change limiting decisions, emotions and beliefs. The process involves the study and development of exceptional communication with the

self, our thoughts and communication with others to identify an authentic purpose and create powerful goals. Through a technique called “anchoring” — activating a positive, resourceful state from within to feel motivated and energized—NLP helps users remove mental and emotional blockage that prevents them from doing, having or changing what they want. Users apply techniques to set and enforce boundaries for healthy, happy and fulfilling relationships. The approach includes tools for letting go of negative emotions, limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviors, and teaches users to communicate with others in a way that creates a deep sense

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Personal Transformation Through Reconnective Healing by Sheila Julson uring the 1990s, Los Angeles-based to others and the true essence of his Doctor of Chiropractic Eric Pearl being. “This new access point has changed had unknowingly tapped into a everything for me,” he says. “I unique form of healing while knew instantly that I wanted to working with his patients. share this newfound awareness Reconnective Healing (RH), with the world.” as it is now known, is a nonConsidered neither a physical, energetic approach therapy nor a treatment, Koenig that helps people discover a explains that the RH experience natural healing capacity that helps to unlock our natural lies within us all. capacity to return to balance and Rob Koenig, co-director harmony on all levels through of The Reconnection, LLC, an a resonance with naturally organization founded by Pearl, occurring frequencies of energy, states that Reconnective Healing light and information. “Unlike most helped him access heightened states of allopathic and traditional healing approaches awareness, a profound sense of connection which endeavor to ‘fix’ something or focus on perceived challenges or limitations, with RH, we bring our attention to the reservoir of well-being that exists within each of us, just below the surface of our body-mind experience.” The Catalyst Live Immersion During an RH session, the client lies Program Dallas takes place fully clothed on a massage table as the April 23 and 24 at The Westin practitioner begins to tune in and interact Galleria Dallas, 13340 Dallas with the RH frequencies present within and Parkway, in Dallas. To register, around them. The client is invited to simply visit observe, notice and experience what shows level2-2022-dal. up in their awareness. These experiences


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may include deep states of relaxation, a variety of physical sensations, new insights and awareness and/or shifts in states of consciousness. Ultimately, Koenig says, the process helps us access a wellspring of well-being that exists within all of us, and allows it to rise to the surface so we can experience more balance and harmony in our lives. Reconnective Healing differs from other forms of energy work such as reiki or qigong in that it doesn’t involve the learning of complex techniques, rituals or steps. It can also be practiced anytime, anywhere and by anyone; regardless of age, background or belief system. Koenig emphasizes that RH is not a faith-based approach to healing. “In RH, the facilitator does not send energy from one place to another as a conduit for healing, as many healing practices suggest, but instead steps into a state of receiving and becomes a catalyst for the healing experience. We also release the concept of protecting ourselves from negative energy. The RH experience allows us to put aside the illusion that we need to protect ourselves through fear-based rituals which separate us from one another. Instead, it embraces a consciousness of love and connection. Koenig’s upcoming conference, The Catalyst Live Immersion Program, will provide an in-depth, immersive RH training experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore accessing their full potential to become powerful catalysts of healing in their own lives and for others. There will be a combination of practical exercises on chairs and massage tables for people to personally experience and facilitate RH themselves, along with discussions and Q&A sessions. Pearl will be a guest throughout the weekend, alongside his partner, Jillian Fleer, head of insight and development for The Reconnection, LLC. “It is an opportunity for people to come together with others that all share one common trait—they are ready for the next step in their personal evolution and to be a source of inspiration for the world,” Koenig says. For more information, visit April 2022


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Avoid Formaldehyde to Sidestep Cognitive Problems

A new type of immunotherapy that enables T-cells to fight cancer cells is proving hopeful for people with the deadly skin cancer melanoma, and a new study has found that a high-fiber diet improves the effectiveness of the therapy. Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported in Science that, by analyzing the gut microbiome in hundreds of patients, they found that higher dietary fiber intake was linked with disease non-progression among patients receiving immune checkpoint blockade therapy compared to patients eating little fiber. The results were strongest in patients that ate the most dietary fiber, but did not take probiotics, a finding that was replicated with lab animals.

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When used together, the plant alkaloid berberine and the probiotic Bifidobacterium breve work synergistically to significantly improve total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, reports a new study in Gut Microbes from Shanghai Jiao Tung University, in China. Researchers tested 365 diabetes patients at 20 centers throughout the country, giving them either a placebo, one of the two substances or both. Comparing post-meal blood samples after 12 weeks, patients that had taken both the berberine and the probiotic had significantly better cholesterol readings and experienced positive changes in the gut microbiome, as well as better fatty acid metabolism. 12

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Workers exposed over years to formaldehyde may experience thinking and memory problems later in life, researchers at the University of Montpellier, in France, have concluded. Their study published in the journal Neurology surveyed and tested more than 75,000 people with an average age of 58. Of those, 8 percent were exposed to formaldehyde through their occupations as nurses; caregivers; medical technicians; workers in the textile, chemistry and metal industries; carpenters and cleaners. The risk of developing thinking and memory problems was an average of 17 percent higher in people that were exposed to formaldehyde on the job than those with no such exposure. People exposed to formaldehyde for 22 years or longer had a 21 percent higher risk of cognitive impairment.

Try Fenugreek to Boost Male Fertility and Health Fenugreek, an herb used in Indian curries and Middle Eastern cuisine, has been shown in studies to increase breast milk production in women, and a 12-week study of 100 men has found that it also boosts male testosterone and fertility. A research team at King George’s Medical University, in Lucknow, India, gave 500 milligrams a day of an extract made from fenugreek seeds to men that ranged in ages from 35 to 60. Sperm motility, or movement, significantly increased at eight and 12 weeks of treatment, while abnormal sperm morphology significantly decreased at 12 weeks. Testosterone levels, cholesterol markers and libido also improved. Higher levels of alertness were documented, along with lower blood pressure.



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Practice Good Dental Care to Lower Heart and Cognitive Risks A whopping 47 percent of U.S. adults over 30 have periodontal disease, and the consequences can be severe for their physical and mental health, suggests a new study in the journal BMJ Open. Researchers from the UK University of Manchester followed 64,379 people diagnosed with periodontal disease, including gingivitis, marked by swollen and red gums, as well as periodontitis, in which gums pull away from the tooth and bone or teeth are lost. The subjects, with an average age of 44, were compared over an average of three years to 251,161 people without the disease. Those with periodontal disease had a 37 percent higher risk of mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and serious mental illness; a 33 percent higher risk of developing autoimmune diseases like arthritis, Type 1 diabetes and psoriasis; an 18 percent higher risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, stroke and vascular

dementia; and a 26 percent higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. “This research provides further, clear evidence why healthcare professionals need to be vigilant for early signs of gum disease and how it can have wide-reaching implications for a person’s health, reinforcing the importance of taking a holistic approach when treating people,” says Caroline Aylott, head of research delivery at the University of Birmingham Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research.

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A poll by Ipsos conducted for the ocean conservation group Oceana last November found that 82 percent of registered U.S. voters responding would like the National Park Service to stop selling and distributing single-use plastic items. The survey revealed broad appreciation for national parks, with around four in five respondents saying they had been to a park and 83 percent of previous park visitors looking forward to a return visit. Oceana Plastics Campaign Director Christy Leavitt says, “These polling results indicate that Americans, whether Republican or Democrat, want our parks to be unmarred by the pollution caused by single-use plastic.” The results show broad support for a campaign led by Oceana and more than 300 other environmental organizations which sent a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland asking the parks to end the sale and distribution of plastic beverage bottles, bags, foodware and cutlery, and plastic foam products. The proposed Reducing Waste in National Parks Act would see such a policy enacted if passed. “The National Park Service was created to preserve these natural and historic spaces, and in order to truly uphold that purpose, it needs to ban the sale and distribution of single-use plastic items, many of which will end up polluting our environment for centuries to come, despite being used for only a moment,” says Leavitt.

Simon Fraser University (SFU), in British Columbia, is engaging with more than 150 Indigenous organizations, universities and other partners to highlight the complex problems of biodiversity loss and its implications for health and well-being in the Tackling Biodiversity Decline Across the Globe research initiative. The project is inclusive of intersectional, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary worldviews and methods for research, with activities in 70 different kinds of ecosystems that are spiritually, culturally and economically important to Indigenous peoples. One of the project’s six principal investigators, SFU assistant professor Maya Gislason, of the Faculty of Health Sciences, says, “Our work in health will focus on healing from the stresses and losses caused by colonial practices and on building healthier relationships to Airless Tires Increase Safety, Limit Waste nature. By 2027, when the Michelin’s new airless tires don’t puncture, so they should last longer, which means fewer project completes, healing tires will need to be produced, thus limiting waste. Their Unique Puncture Proof Tire Sysand well-being will have tem (UPTIS) is an important step on the road to sustainability. The company notes that been important considermillions of tires end up in landfills early because of puncture damage, along with all the ations within the developtires that are old and worn out. Disposed tires can become fire hazards, releasing gases, ment of holistic and actionheavy metals and oil into the environment. The U.S. alone produced more than 260 milable solutions intended to lion scrapped tires in 2019. The new tires can also be made from recycled plastic waste, improve stewardship and according to industry publication Interesting Engineering. care for people and the UPTIS, in development for more than a decade, combines an aluminum wheel with a planet.” special “tire” around it comprised of a plastic matrix laced with and reinforced by glass SFU professor John fibers. This outer tire is designed to be flexible, yet strong enough to support the car. Michelin Technical and Scientific O’Neil, former dean of the faculty of health sciences, Communications Director Cyrille Roget says, “It was an says of the enterprise, “It exceptional experience for us, and our greatest satis unique from many other isfaction came at the end of the demonstration when large projects in its embrace our passengers ... said they felt no difference comof governance models like pared with conventional tires.” Goodyear has anethical space, Indigenous nounced that the Jacksonville, Florida, Transportation Authority will be piloting the company’s own version of research methodologies and Indigenous knowledges.” an airless tire on its fleet of autonomous vehicles. photo courtesy of Goodyear



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Industrial Farming is Bad for Birds Researchers at the University of British Columbia found that increased farm sizes resulted in a 15 percent decline in bird diversity. Frederik Noack, assistant professor in the Food and Resource Economics Group, part of their faculty of land and food systems, says, “Wildlife is a good indicator of a healthy agroecosystem, and one thing we wanted to understand was the link between farm size and biodiversity in surrounding areas.” A diverse bird population provides natural pest control and maintenance of an overall healthy ecosystem. They studied how various farming indicators impacted the diversity of local birds in the farmland bordering the former “Iron Curtain” in Germany. On the Western side of the former political border, farms are five times larger than on the Eastern side, a legacy of Communist farm collectivization. Although farms in East Germany have been privatized for 30 years, sharp differences in farm size remain along the former border, providing an opportunity to study the impact on biodiversity in an ecologically similar environment. Noack says, “Our results show that the negative impact of increased farm size can be mitigated by conserving land cover diversity within the agricultural landscape. In practice, this could mean incentivizing riparian buffer strips, forest patches, hedgerows or agroforestry.”

The Central Park Conservancy, the Yale School of the Environment and the New York City-based Natural Areas Conservancy are launching the Central Park Climate Lab, a new initiative and climate partnership to study the impacts of climate change on urban parks. Their mission is to work with cities across the country to improve urban park mitigation and adaptation to climate change. New York City Mayor Eric Adams states, “The Central Park Climate Lab begins a new era in research and cooperation that will give our park professionals improved tools to combat the climate crisis, and it will be a model for urban parks across the country.” Because around 55 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, the program will use mapping tools to develop interventions and protect urban parkland. With no national standard in place for characterizing and mapping it, the ability to identify broader climate solutions is limited. Research will begin in Central Park and then other New York City greenspaces before expanding to more parks. The data collected will be used to create new, scalable strategies and protocols. Elizabeth W. Smith, president and CEO of the Central Park Conservancy, says, “Severe weather events such as unprecedented rainfall, blizzards, high winds and extreme heat and cold, strain resources and impact Central Park’s tree canopy, plants and wildlife.”

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Himalayan Glacier Retreat Bodes Consequences for Millions Glaciers in the Himalayan Mountains have been growing for millions of years, but researchers at England’s University of Leeds conclude in a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports that they are melting at an exceptional rate compared to other glaciers around the world. The Himalayas are home to nine of the world’s 10 highest peaks, including Mt. Everest, and the source of Asia’s longest river, the Yangtze. They contain the third-largest deposit of ice and snow in the world, after Antarctica and the Arctic. Study co-author Jonathan Carrivick, deputy head of the University of Leeds School of Geography, says, “Our findings clearly show that ice is now being lost from Himalayan glaciers at a rate that is at least 10 times higher than the average rate over past centuries ... and coincides with human-induced climate change.” These glaciers release meltwater that forms the headwaters of several major rivers, and their disappearance could threaten agriculture, drinking water and energy production in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, China, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. But the impact is not only regional, it includes the effect on sea level rise and the damage that could wreak on coastal communities globally. Carrivick says, “We must act urgently to reduce and mitigate the impact of human-made climate change on the glaciers and meltwater-fed rivers.”


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advises against using “Dr. Google” to self-diagnose. “Search engines are good in that they educate people and give real-time information; it becomes a negative when people rely on making a self-diagnosis without proper training to differentiate an ailment from other issues,” he explains. Functional medicine practitioners are trained in differential diagnosis, meaning that they can look at a set of symptoms and understand how to discriminate one condition from another. Mancini advises, “When a person goes to a search engine, they don’t have that training. They make decisions based on what they know, but the treatment may or may not be best for their condition. That’s where people might limit their potential for healing and maybe buy supplements or things they don’t need.” Mancini asks people to take inventory of what’s already been done to solve a health problem, “And then ask yourself, ‘Has it worked?’ If the answer is no, then functional medicine is a great option, because now you’ll have a provider that will go deeper to find the root cause and evaluate you differently. That gives people solutions when they

were not getting solutions before. That’s why functional medicine has grown so much over last 20 years.” Mancini will speak at the Changing Life & Destiny Conference, held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., April 3, at the Hilton Hotel at Granite Park, in Plano. He will cover health hacks that address six commonly reported conditions people are suffering from as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mancini will use his functional medicine background as a foundation to educate people at the conference. “This advice is for everybody—providers that want to integrate these solutions into their practice, CEOs that wants to integrate those solutions into their employee wellness and consumers looking for solutions that are effective,” he says. “This conference will bring the latest technologies all in one place and let people experience many of these treatments right on the spot. It’s an opportunity like no other.” Event location: 5805 Granite Pkwy., Plano. For more information, visit ChangeLife and


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The Return of EarthX by Sheila Julson


Global Youth Summit and fter pivoting to the UN Family Office for a virtual forSustainable Development. mat during the Additional presentations COVID-19 pandemic, and summits will cover topEarthX is returning as an ics such as the rainforests, in-person event from April oceans, farming and ranch20 through 24 at the Kay ing, an E-Capital Summit Bailey Hutchison Convendesigned to help young tion Center, in downtown startups, and wildlife conDallas. Founded as Earth servation, which includes Day Dallas in 2011 by eninput from hunting and vironmental activist and fishing groups. The EarthX philanthropist Trammell Latin America summit will Crow, EarthX has grown Trammell Crow bring Mexican and Latin into one of the largest environmental experiences, bringing together en- American leaders together to present environmental solutions for climate change. vironmental stewardship groups, businesses, Ukrainian entrepreneur Daniel scientists, academia, government organizaTonkopiy, founder of Delfast electric bikes, tions and speakers. EarthX 2022 will be held indoors for the will speak on War and the Environment. Mexican pop singer and environmental first time since its inception (previous events took place at Fair Park and the Arts District). activist Jesús Emmanuel Arturo Acha Martinez, performing as Emmanuel, is scheduled While the number of exhibits will be scaled to give a presentation. back, having the event in the heart of downEarthxFilm, a festival featuring envitown will draw traffic from the business community. Crow says, “Since the beginning, ronmental awareness films, programming and music, was traditionally held along we strive to attract all types of audiences.” with EarthX. This year, EarthxFilm takes Those audiences include what some place May 12 through 15 in the Dallas Arts might consider unlikely players in the Earth-friendly arena such as oil and gas com- District. pany representatives. “But they come and listen to our scientist presenters say, ‘If you’re Environmental Ups and going to frack, here’s how to do it better, with Downs in North Texas less environmental damage,’” Crow explains. The COVID-19 pandemic put a dent in The layout of the convention center will smaller non-governmental organizations allow all conferences to be in close proximthat work toward environmental stewardity and more convenient for attendees and ship, Crow observes, such as reduced revepresenters. Crow is excited that this year’s nue or having to shift toward less effective EarthX will welcome global thought leaddigital/virtual programming. During stayer-led summits structured around the United at-home orders implemented in most states Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), including the UNSDG


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during the pandemic’s early months, there was a temporary reduction of carbon dioxide from people driving less. “But that was just temporary,” he notes. “Will we learn? Some people are reassessing how we work and live, so let’s hope and pray that they change their lifestyles. COVID has made some people slow down, while others went back to doing what they were doing.” He hopes the return of an in-person EarthX will bring these environmental issues back to the forefront of public consciousness. Crow praises the city of Dallas for creating substantive climate initiatives. Recent accomplishments include The Dallas Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan that was unanimously approved by city leaders on May 27, 2020. This comprehensive plan serves as a roadmap to improve quality of life, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and plan for the impacts of climate change, while creating healthier and more prosperous communities throughout Dallas. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area is home to many Fortune 500 company headquarters. Some are making more green strides than others, Crow notes. In March, he spoke to a small audience at CERAWeek, an annual energy conference attended by many oil and gas interests. “They were very interested in the environmental measures for which we’re advocating.” The session in which he participated, Climate Advocates and the Energy Industry: Finding Common Ground, explored how climate activists and the energy industry can constructively engage and close gaps to reach common goals. Location: 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas. For more information, visit See ad, back cover.

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A to Z Index of Directory Participants Advancing Holistic Health, Inc. – Holistic Nursing See pages 20 & 22 Back2Basics Functional Nutrition – Nutritional Wellness See page 38 Baylor Scott & White Health Care System - Healthcare See page 37 Celebration Restaurant, Catering & Market – Farm-to-Table Restaurant See pages 7, 22 & 38 Cereset Plano – Brain Health See pages 4, 23 & 36 Concord Dallas Church - Spirituality See page 38 Crescent Yoga Studio - Yoga See page 39 Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) - Transportation See pages 5 & 24 Dallas College - Education See page 24 Dallas Designer Smiles - Holistic Dentistry See pages 4, 30 & 37 Davies, Jeff - Holistic Dentist See pages 4, 30 & 37 Dr. CBD and Nutrition Centers Wellness and Nutrition Center See pages 25 & 41 Duong, Leslie - Herbal Medicine See pages 16, 30 & 37 Earth Kind Lawn Services - Yard and Garden See pages 25 &38

EarthX – Environmental Expo See pages 26 & 52

North Haven Gardens – Garden Center See pages 2 & 37

Eco Friends Organic Pest Control – Pest Control See pages 3 & 23

North Texas Municipal Water District See pages 13 & 27

Empowerment, Inc – Integrative NLP See page 19 Engram, Toni – Holistic Dentist See pages 31, 37 & 45 Frisco Rotary Farmers Market See pages 17 & 36 Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio Green Media See pages 3 & 26 Hockaday School – Education See page 3 Jesuit College Preparatory School Of Dallas - Education See page 36 Ketamine Health and Wellness Wellness Center See pages 9 & 31

Parker University – Education See page 36 Primacare - Health Care See page 37 Rockwall Complete Healing & Wellness - Wellness Center See page 39 Rowell, Josh – Holistic Dentist See pages 33. 35 & 37 Salt Retreat - Halotherapy See pages 27 & 39 Senergy Medical Group - Pain Management See pages 28, 38 & 50 Tennant Institute of Integrative Medicine – Medical See pages 34, 38 & 50

Kozlow, Philip - Holistic Dentist See pages 32, 35 & 37

The Healing Sanctuary Institute – Anti-aging See pages 8 & 36

Lemmon, Cathy - Homeopathy See pages 33, 35 & 38

The Hockaday School - Education See page 4

Lu, Zhangping – Chiropractic, Acupuncture See pages 8, 34 & 36

TMJ Plus Wellness Center - Holistic Dentistry See page 37

Lynn, Brock - Holistic Dentist See pages 32, 37 & 51

Unity Church of Sachse - Spirituality See page 39

Natural Balance Clinic – Functional Medicine, Women’s Health See pages 12 & 28

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Spotlight on Green, Healthy and Sustainable Businesses


Insight is the Key to Lasting Change Advancing Holistic Health Inc.


dvancing Holistic Health Inc. is the only fully online preparatory program that allows nurses to sit for national board certification as nurse coach and/or holistic nurse through the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. Lyn McCright is the owner and program director. We offer nursing continuing education CEUs, and all licensed health professionals are prepared for certification as health coach. Their educational process is insight-based learning, because their philosophy is that insight is the only way to make a lasting change. Services include consulting, professional trainings, seminars and coaching for healthcare organizations. Advancing Holistic Health, Inc. offers keynote speakers to the healthcare industry, addressing communication, relationship building, teamwork, civility and burnout prevention. During a coaching session, participants have an intentional conversation regarding a desired change. The coach’s role is to listen and bring light to possibilities previously unexplored. For more information, call 254-751-7111, email Info@AdvancingHolisticHealth. com or visit See ad, page 20.

Celebration Restaurant, Catering and Market Aims to Please


elebration is Dallas’ original farm-to-table restaurant. In March 1971, founder Ed Lowe built a restaurant out of real stone, wood and copper to serve good food to good people. With Celebration Catering, patrons can enjoy the same great food at corporate meetings, weddings or other social events. They also provide an array of meals-to-go for the busy family weekday dinner or a family gathering. At Celebration Catering, the focus is on fresh, seasonal, locally and sustainably sourced delicious food. Their efforts in maintaining a clean menu have introduced new, healthier options that benefit the ecological health of the environment, such as antibiotic-free chicken and turkey, local grass-fed ground beef, sustainably-sourced seafood and no artificial preservatives, and nitrate-free deli meat. Whether looking for the comfort of classic pot roast or freshly prepared daily rotating fresh vegetables, the menu is built to accommodate all sorts of tastes and dietary choices, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. Location: 4503 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas. For more information, call 214-351-5681 or visit ad, page 7. 22

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Healthy Living Glossary Natural Therapies are Smart Medicine


hroughout the year, Natural Awakenings strives to bring you the latest information and resources available for natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living and creative expression. In order to serve you even better, we offer this special, convenient directory to keep at your fingertips all year long as a handy reference when searching for the things you need to live a healthier, more balanced life. Maintaining our health seems to be on the minds of everyone today. And it’s no wonder, as the complexities of daily life consume our attention, that we are also discovering that our doctor often doesn’t have a magic pill that can heal our pain and illness. Additionally, the realization that our booming industrial, chemical and agricultural advancements have actually produced many negative effects on the overall health of our bodies and environment looms before us like a massive hurdle to overcome. The signs show up in our culture everywhere—from our youth self-medicating with illegal drugs to our elderly faced with pharmaceutical bills that easily exceed $1,000 per month. Yet, Americans are responding. There is an ancient proverb that says, “When the student is ready, the master appears.” Research data claiming that vitamin and herbal supplements have become a huge steadily growing industry along with statistics that show at least four out of 10 Americans are using alternative and complementary healthcare is a strong indication that we are ready. We are ready to learn more. We are ready to take responsibility for our own health. We are reawakening to the knowledge that appropriate nutrition, invigorating physical fitness, and peaceful relaxation integrated with conventional medicine as practiced in the U.S. is sound advice. Listen to your body, feel the flow of your energy, notice each breath as a breath of life—and enjoy your journey to good health. The people and resources you find in Natural Awakenings stand ready to take this journey with you. Active Release Techniques (ART): A­patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles. Acupressure: Based on the same system as acupuncture, acupressure stimulates body pressure points using fingers and hands instead of needles, in order to restore a balanced flow of life energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). This force moves through the body along 12 energy pathways, or meridians, which practitioners “unblock and strengthen”. Common styles include jin shin, which gently holds at least two points at once for a minute or more; and shiatsu, which applies firm pressure to each point for three to five seconds. (Also see shiatsu.) Tui na and Thai massage stimulate qi through acupressure hand movements, full-body stretches and Chinese massage techniques. (Also see tui na.) Other forms of acupressure include jin shin do, jin shin jyutsu and acu-yoga. Learn more at Acupuncture: An ancient Oriental technique that stimulates the body’s ability to sustain and balance an electromagnetic life-force (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”)

Alexander Technique: This awareness practice helps identify and change unconscious, negative physical habits related to posture and movement, breathing and tension. While observing the way an individual walks, stands, sits or performs other basic movements, the practitioner keeps their hands in easy contact with the body and gently guides it to encourage a release of restrictive muscular tension. The technique is frequently used to treat repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome, backaches and stiff necks and shoulders. Learn more at Alkaline Water: Drinking water that has been treated through the use of a water ionizer. Proponents of alkaline water believe that high acidity in the body contributes to a number of physical illnesses and conditions, from fatigue and weight gain to more serious disorders. They believe that drinking alkaline water can help resolve these health problems by raising the body’s pH level. Ananda (Yoga): A form of gentle Hatha yoga with an emphasis on meditation. Ananda combines classic yoga postures with breathing and silent affirmations to attune with higher levels of body sense, energy and silent inner awareness. As an inner-directed practice, it has less appeal to those desiring a more athletic or aerobic experience. Anusara (Yoga): Anusara means, “Go with the flow”, and blends spirituality with inner/outer alignment and balanced energetic actions. Developed by John Friend in 1997, this style urges students to think of poses as artistic expressions of the heart. Individual abilities and limitations are deeply respected and honored so Anusara yoga can be helpful for everyone and is good for beginners. Aromatherapy: An ancient healing art that uses the essential oils of herbs and flowers to treat emotional disorders such as stress and anxiety and a wide range of other ailments. Oils are massaged into the skin, inhaled or added to a water bath. Often used in conjunction with massage therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, herbology and chiropractic or other holistic treatments. Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy: Developed by American Ruthie Hardee, it combines elements of traditional Thai massage, barefoot shiatsu and Keralite foot massage (chavutti thirummal) for the treatment of chronic low-back and hip pain. Using overhead wooden bar supports, the therapist employs body weight and gliding foot strokes to apply compression massage along strategic points in the back muscles to relieve irritations on the spinal nerve caused by inflammation and swelling. Learn more at Ashtanga (Yoga): A physically demanding style that is light on meditation, Ashtanga yoga employs a fastpaced series of flowing poses to build strength, flexibility and stamina. Developed by Indian yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga’s progressively difficult postures are synchronized with a loud breath (called Ujyaii breath in Sanskrit) and are designed to produce intense internal heat and purifying sweat in order to detoxify muscles and organs. The room is usually heated to

Relax the Brain with Cereset Technology


onya Howeth is owner of Cereset Plano, a client center for brain wellness. This wellness experience helps people relax the brain to manage stress, restore hope and achieve restful sleep. Patented BrainEcho technology empowers the brain to reset itself as it hears and “sees” its own reflection. Cereset enables the brain to fully relax and reset itself to its natural balance from the inside-out. There is no outside intervention, stimulus or medication of any kind; the brain does its own work while napping or relaxing quietly in a comfortable chair. Howeth says, “I first discovered Cereset’s technology when I was searching for something to help a friend. As I read about Cereset and the results people had, I wanted to try it for myself. After seeing how Cereset’s technology changed my life and impacted my family, I wanted to bring it to other community members, which has led me to opening my own Cereset location right here in Plano.” Lee Gerdes is founder and CEO of Cereset. His own stress imbalanced brain led to eight long years of sleepless misery. Gerdes’ background in mathematics, physics, computer software development, theology and psychology led him to develop the technology to support his own brain.


which is channeled in a continuous flow throughout the body via a network of “meridians”. Disease is understood as an imbalance in the meridian system. Diagnosis of an imbalance is made by “reading” the pulse, face, tongue and body energy. To correct it, a practitioner inserts acupuncture needles at specific points along the meridians to stimulate or disperse the flow of life force. Acupuncture principles include the yin and yang polarities and the associations of the five elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood with bodily organs.

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Keeping it Clean and Green


co Friends Organic Pest Control believes that green is better. Lin Ellis says, “Our clients return because we aren’t worried about profit. We don’t require them to sign a contract. We want to educate first and make sure they are satisfied! We return as promptly as possible should they have any problems after treatment. We won’t give up until their problem is resolved. We make sure they know we are there for them.” She is a licensed and certified applicator through the Texas Department of Agriculture and Integrated Pest Management-certified through the state of Texas. “I share any info I have on anything organic and green. This includes landscaping, gardening, laundry soap, cleaning supplies, organic foods, etc.,” says Ellis. “I make enough household items to share with my clients to help them be organic and green. I grow my own organic herbs and vegetables, plus raise my own chickens. We are not just pest control. I have met many people who provide organic or green products I can direct my clients to.” For more information, call 972-484-7287, email Lin@EcoFriendsPestControl. com or visit See ad, page 3. April 2022



Practical Comprehensive Education


allas College offers quality higher education at a fraction of the cost of other institutions. At the campuses of Dallas College you can reinvent yourself in two years or less, with more than 100 majors featuring one- and two-year certificates and 2 and 4 year degrees to help you build a rewarding career. We also offer core credit courses that are guaranteed to transfer to Texas colleges and universities and continuing education classes to improve your job skills. Dallas College is now one college and has seven campuses: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland. The system, one of the largest in Texas and the U.S., serves more than 100,000 credit and 50,000 continuing education students during each academic year. Dr. Joe May serves as chancellor. For more information, call 214-378-1823 or visit

Sustainable Travel Via Local or Express


allas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is a trusted guide, helping residents and visitors discover all that North Texas has to offer. An extensive network of DART Rail, the Trinity Railway Express commuter rail, bus routes and paratransit services moves more than 220,000 passengers per day. The DART Rail System provides fast, convenient service to work and healthcare, as well as shopping and entertainment destinations in Dallas, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Garland, Irving, Plano, Richardson and Rowlett. Plus, the TRE commuter rail line links DART customers to Irving and downtown Fort Worth. DART operates local and express bus routes serving Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Richardson, Rowlett, Plano and University Park. Whether traveling by rail, bus or both, DART’s free GoPass app is available from the App Store or the Google Play store. For more information, visit See ad, page 5. 24

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warm muscles and increase flexibility. Preferred by many athletes, this style is too intense and demanding for most beginners. Ayurveda: The oldest medical system known to man and a comprehensive spiritual teaching practiced in India for 4,000 years. It focuses on achieving and maintaining perfect health via the balance of the elements air, fire and water (illness is considered an excess of any element). A patient’s body type, determined according to Ayurveda principles, is the basis for individualized dietary regimens and other preventive therapeutic interventions. Ayurveda prescriptions might include purification procedures for the restoration of biological rhythms; experience of expanded consciousness through meditation; nutritional counseling; stress reduction; enhancing neuromuscular conditions; and behavioral modification. Ayurvedic Massage: One part of panchakarma, a traditional East Indian detoxification and rejuvenation program, in which the entire body is vigorously massaged with large amounts of warm oil and herbs to remove toxins. With the client’s permission, oil is also poured into the ears, between the eyebrows and applied to specific chakras, or body energy centers, in techniques known respectively as karna purana, shirodhara and marma chikitsa. These treatments, modified to meet the needs of the West, powerfully affect the mind and nervous system—calming, balancing and bringing a heightened sense of awareness and deep inner peace. Ayurvedic massage techniques are grounded in an understanding of the primordial energies of the five elements—ether, air, fire, water and earth—and of the three basic types of energies, or constitutions, that are present in everyone and everything—vata, pitta and kapha. A knowledgeable therapist selects and customizes various ayurvedic massage techniques by selecting the rate and pressure of massage strokes and the proper oils and herbs. Learn more at Bikram (Yoga): A strenuous style, designed to make students sweat, taught in rooms heated to a minimum of 105º Fahrenheit, with about 40 percent humidity. The superheated rooms facilitate stretching and allow the body to release toxins through perspiration. Former national India yoga champion Bikram Choudhury developed the style, whose 26 demanding poses are performed in a specific order, to promote optimal health and proper function of every bodily system. Bikram yoga is a good choice for highly fit individuals and seasoned students seeking a challenge. Bioenergetics plus Core Energetics: A combination of physical and psychological techniques that identifies and frees areas of repressed physical and emotional trauma in the body. Deep breathing, various forms of massage and physical exercises release layers of chronic muscular tension and defensiveness, termed “body armor”. The unlocking of feelings creates the opportunity to better understand and integrate them with other aspects of oneself. Core Energetics is based on the principles of bioenergetics, but acknowledges spirituality as a key dimension of healing. Learn more at Biofeedback: A relaxation technique that monitors internal body states and is used especially for stress-related conditions such as asthma, migraines, insomnia and high blood pressure. During biofeedback, patients monitor minute metabolic changes (e.g., temperature, heart rate and muscle tension), with the aid of sensitive machines. By consciously thinking, visualizing, moving, relaxing, etc., they learn which activities produce desirable changes in the internal processes being monitored. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT): The treatment of the symptoms of menopause (and its male equivalent, andropause) through the use of hormones

produced using raw materials derived from plant sources that have the same chemical structure as those naturally produced by the body. Many compounding pharmacies have staff trained in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), which is thought by its proponents to have fewer risks and side effects than traditional methods of hormone replacement.

Chelation Therapy: A safe, painless, nonsurgical medical procedure that improves metabolic and circulatory function by removing undesirable heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and copper from the body. A series of intravenous injections of the synthetic amino acid EDTA are administered, usually in an osteopathic or medical doctor’s office. The EDTA blocks excessive free radical production, protecting tissues and organs from further damage. Over time, injections may halt the progress of the underlying condition that triggers the development of various degenerative conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and cancer. Chinese Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the world’s oldest and most complete systems of holistic health care. It combines the use of medicinal herbs, acupuncture, food therapy, massage and therapeutic exercise, along with the recognition that wellness in mind, body and emotions depends on the harmonious flow of life-force energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). Chiropractic: Based on the premise that proper structural alignment permits free flow of nerve activity in the body. When spinal vertebrae are out of alignment, they put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves radiating from it, potentially leading to diminished function and illness. Misalignment can be caused by physical trauma, poor posture and stress. The chiropractor seeks to analyze and correct these misalignments through spinal manipulation or adjustment. Colon Therapy: An internal bath that washes away old toxic waste accumulated along the walls of the colon. It is administered with pressurized water by a professional using special equipment. A colonic irrigation is the equivalent of approximately four to six enemas and cleans out matter that collects in the pockets and kinks of the colon. The treatment is used as both a corrective process and for prevention of disease. Colonics are used for ailments such as constipation, psoriasis, acne, allergies, headaches and the common cold. Counseling / Psychotherapy: These terms encompass a broad range of practitioners, from career counselors, who offer advice and information, to psychotherapists, who treat depression, stress, addiction and emotional issues. Formats can vary from individual counseling to group therapy. In addition to verbal counseling techniques, some holistic therapists may use bodywork, ritual, energy healing and other alternative modalities as part of their practice.


r. CBD & Nutrition Centers, founded by Dr. Jerron Hill, a medical doctor and boardcertified anesthesiologist, has been operating for more than 25 years. Hill was introduced to cannabidiol (CBD) two years ago while attending an integrative medicine and mental health conference. He became convinced that phytocannabinoids play a significant role in aiding our endogenous endocannabinoids, enabling them to carry out their physiological function of maintaining bodily homeostasis. Ketamine and CBD have different modes of action in the central nervous system. Both affect the function of glutamate, while CBD also increases serotonin. Both are neuroprotective and act as analgesics due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Perhaps most importantly, each must be customized to suit individual needs. More research and clinical trials need to be conducted to see if the two act in an additive or synergistic way with each other. Hill has created his own brand of professional-grade CBD and nutraceuticals in order to give consumers and patients the highest level of quality products, as not all CBD and nutraceuticals have the same level of quality, purity, potency and third-party testing. He advises never purchasing CBD products without a certificate of analysis, a form of testing that authenticates its components.


Bodywork: Massage and the physical practices of yoga are perhaps the best-known types of bodywork; both have proven successful in relieving tension and stress, promoting blood flow, loosening stiff muscles and stimulating the organs. Massage therapies encompass countless techniques, including Swedish massage, shiatsu and Rolfing. The same is true for yoga. Other types of bodywork include martial arts practices like aikido, ki aikido and Tai chi chuan. Some others are the Alexander technique, Aston patterning, Bowen, Breema bodywork, Feldenkrais method, Hellerwork, polarity therapy, Rosen method, Rubenfeld synergy and Trager. Finding bodywork that improves mental and physical health is a highly individual process. Several types may be combined for the greatest benefit.

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Location: 6933 Hillcrest Ave., University Park. For more information, call 972863-7775 or visit See ad, page 41.

Be Kind to Nature with Earth Kind


arth Kind Services, in Denton, provides organic lawn top dressing with compost and organic fertilizations. Help save the planet by using organics in landscaping which are safe around kids and pets. Weak soils are their specialty. Beau Propes says, “Plant health goes back to the health of the soil, just like our health is directly related to our microbiome health. Our program can help your lawn, trees and shrubs.” Classes include organic soil building using lawn top dressing with compost, and premium organic fertilizing that includes essential microbes, over 100 nutrients and mycorrhizal fungi. For more information, call 469-744-0281 or email April 2022



First EarthX—Now EarthxTV


arthX is a global multidimensional environmental nonprofit dedicated to informing and inspiring people and organizations to take action towards a more sustainable future worldwide. EarthX was founded in 2011 and is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. EarthxTV is the largest streaming platform dedicated for the future of our planet. From climate action, biodiversity, sustainability, community and more, it offers more than 300 hours of free TV, full episodes, amazing discussions with world leaders, award-winning films and entertaining and informative shows. For more information, visit See ad, back cover.

Dance / Movement Therapy: A method of expressing thoughts and feelings through movement, developed during the 1940s. Participants, guided by trained therapists, are encouraged to move freely, sometimes to music. Dance/movement therapy can be practiced by people of all ages to promote self-esteem and gain insight into their own emotional problems, but is also used to help those with serious mental and physical disabilities. In wide use in the United States, this modality is becoming established around the world. Decompression Therapy: A nonsurgical means of relieving pain to the lower back and neck and is often referred to as spinal decompression therapy. Decompression therapy is a spinal disc rehabilitation program that slowly and gently stretches the area of the spine while decompressing the discs

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ealthy Living Healthy Planet Radio (HLHPR) airs Saturdays at 3 p.m. on KFXR 1190AM and simultaneously on the iHeart app. It began on-air broadcasting in 2019, sponsored by EarthX and Natural Awakenings Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex magazine The show’s host, Natural Awakenings publisher Bernice Butler, is “passionate to help educate and inform ordinary, everyday folks, who often don’t feel that they’re talked to, about environment issues and to frame them so they get it.” She is a native Texan, UT graduate and green, healthy, sustainable lifestyle advocate. Butler says, “Our goal is to get people to care about the environment, and through discussions with our world’s leading expert guests, activists and advocates every week to get them to see why they should care. Weekly interviews with experts that include themes from extreme weather events to air and plastic pollution and forest and outdoor environments help to dissect what it means to your health when we don’t take care of them as we must. For more information, call 972-992-8815 or visit See ad, page 3. 26

Craniosacral Therapy (CST): The practitioner applies manual therapeutic procedures to remedy distortions in the structure and function of the craniosacral mechanism—the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the skull, the sacrum and interconnected membranes. Craniosacral work is based upon two major premises: the bones of the skull can be manipulated because they never completely fuse; and the pulse of the cerebrospinal fluid can be balanced by a practitioner trained to detect pulse variations. CST, also referred to as cranial osteopathy, is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), ear and eye problems, balance problems, learning difficulties, dyslexia and hyperactivity.

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Deep Tissue Bodywork: In this method, stretching and moving the connective tissue that envelops the muscles (fascia) works to lengthen and balance the body along its natural, vertical axis. Distortions of the connective tissue may be caused by internal reactions and complications due to accidents, emotional tensions or past unreleased traumas. The practitioner uses slow strokes, direct pressure or friction across the muscles via fingers, thumbs or elbows. Deep tissue massage works to detoxify tissue by helping to remove accumulated lactic acid and other waste products from the muscles. The therapy is used to ease or eliminate chronic muscular pain or inflammatory pain from arthritis, tendonitis and other ailments, and help with injury rehabilitation. Learn more at Dentistry (Holistic): Regards the mouth as a microcosm of the entire body. The oral structures and the whole body are seen as a unit. Holistic dentistry often incorporates such methods as homeopathy, biocompatibility testing and nutritional counseling. Most holistic dentists emphasize wellness and preventive care, while avoiding (and often recommending the removal of silver-mercury fillings). Detoxification: The practice of resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. According to some holistic practitioners, accumulated toxins can drain the body of energy and make it more susceptible to disease. Detoxification techniques may include fasts, special diets, sauna sweats and colon cleansing. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): EFT is an emotional therapy process based on the Chinese meridian, or energy system, to heal diseases and physical ailments. Through the EFT self-help process, one mentally tunes in to specific issues while tapping on meridian points with the fingertips. This tapping stimulates corresponding areas of the body, thus balancing disturbances in the meridian system and allowing non-serving emotions to be released. View free tutorial at Environmental Medicine: Explores the role of dietary and environmental allergens in health and illness.

Factors such as dust, mold, chemicals and certain foods may cause allergic reactions that can dramatically influence diseases, ranging from asthma and hay fever to headaches and depression.

Feldenkrais Method: This distinctive approach combines movement training, gentle touch and verbal dialogue to help students straighten out what founder Moshé Pinhas Feldenkrais calls, “kinks in the brain.” Kinks are learned movement patterns that no longer serve a constructive purpose. They may have been adopted to compensate for a physical injury or to accommodate individuality in the social world. Students of the Feldenkrais Method unlearn unworkable movements and discover better, personalized ways to move, using mind-body principles of slowed action, conscious breathing, body awareness and thinking about their feelings. Feldenkrais takes two forms: In individual hands-on sessions (Functional Integration), the practitioner’s touch is used to address the student’s breathing and body alignment. In a series of classes of slow, non-aerobic motion (Awareness Through Movement), students “relearn” improved ways their bodies can move. Feldenkrais therapy is useful in the treatment of muscle injuries, back pain, arthritis, stress and tension. Learn more at Feng Shui: The ancient Chinese art of positioning objects according to the laws of Heaven (spiritual) and Earth (natural) to create a living and working environment that facilitates a harmonious and positive flow of energy to improve one’s life. Proper practice of feng shui is meant to create and maintain good health, wealth, relationships, creativity and more. Consultants can be an asset by assisting with proper placement of objects within personal and business spaces, either before or after the spaces are created. Flower Remedies: Flower essences are recognized for their ability to improve well-being by eliminating negative emotions. In the 1930s, English physician Edward Bach concluded that negative emotions could lead to physical illness. His research also convinced him that flowers possessed healing properties that could be used to treat emotional problems. In the 1970s, Richard Katz completed Bach’s work and established the Flower Essence Society, which has registered some 100 essences from flowers in more than 50 countries. Functional Medicine: A personalized medicine that focuses on primary prevention and deals with underlying causes, instead of symptoms, for serious chronic diseases. Treatments are grounded in nutrition and improved lifestyle habits and may make use of medications. The discipline uses a holistic approach to analyze and treat interdependent systems of the body and to create the dynamic balance integral to good health. Healing Touch: A non-invasive, relaxing and nurturing energy therapy that helps to restore physical, emotional, mental and spiritual balance and support self-healing. A gentle touch is used on or near the fully clothed client to influence the body’s inner energy centers and exterior energy fields. Healing touch is used to ease acute and chronic conditions, assist with pain management, encourage deep relaxation and accelerate wound healing.

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he North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) provides vital water, wastewater and waste management services to more than 2 million people This regional partnership has reduced costs, facilitated access to water, wastewater and solid waste services to communities large and small, and streamlined service delivery. The NTMWD Environmental Laboratory analyzes water and wastewater samples to ensure they meet drinking water regulations and other water quality criteria. The laboratory is accredited by the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for potable and non-potable parameters and conducts more than 200,000 tests per year, including bacteriological analysis such as total coliform and E. coli; metals such as lead, copper and mercury; and wet chemistry such as nitrate, alkalinity and hardness. In addition to analyzing samples for compliance with TCEQ regulations and process control, they analyze emergency samples, special studies and Texas Clean River Program samples.


Enzyme Therapy: Can be an important first step in restoring health and well-being by helping to remedy digestive problems. Plant and pancreatic enzymes are used in complementary ways to improve digestion and absorption of essential nutrients. Treatment includes enzyme supplements, coupled with a healthy diet that features whole foods.

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Salt Contains Many Healing Properties


he Salt Retreat was founded in May of 2018 by James and Heather Tognazzini, in Frisco. They specialize in dry salt therapy (halotherapy), and it is one of only two dedicated salt therapy centers in the DFW metroplex. Dry salt therapy is a drug-free, 100 percent natural and holistic approach to respiratory wellness. It helps alleviate symptoms of many common respiratory ailments such as allergies, asthma, common colds, COPD, sinusitis and more. It is extremely relaxing and has healing properties for skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. The Salt Retreat also carries a full line of therapeutic salt and mineral-based products. Location: 2552 Stonebrook Pkwy., Ste. 925, Frisco. For more information, call 469-345-7258, email Info@ or visit ad, page 39. April 2022



Relieve Chronic Pain with Proprietary Technology


he Senergy Medical Group is comprised of wellness industry professionals dedicated to supporting patients interested in self-care, as well as practitioners looking for integrative, holistic medical solutions. They are the exclusive distributors of Tennant Biomodulator® and other alternative, integrative medical solutions developed by Dr. Jerry Tennant, who holds more than 13 patents for medical devices. Tennant Biomodulator devices contain unique frequencies to produce microcurrent, electrical impulses that interface with the body’s internal peripheral nervous system for the purpose of therapeutic intervention. Dr. Tennant’s priority frequencies are designed help patients improve circulation, increase nerve stimulation and promote faster injury recovery, as well as reduce pain naturally by increasing body voltage with gentle, noninvasive, integrative treatments. The technology has helped heal sports injuries, combat-related issues, surgeries, dental procedures, and more. It has been found effective for adults, children, seniors, and even four-legged friends. Location: 9901 Valley Ranch Pkwy. E., Ste. 1009, Irving. For more information, call 972-580-0545 or visit See ad, page 50.

Homeopathy: A therapy that uses small doses of specially prepared plants and minerals to stimulate the body’s defense mechanisms and healing processes in order to cure illness. Homeopathy, taken from the Greek words homeos, meaning “similar”, and pathos, meaning “suffering”, employs the concept that “like cures like”. A remedy is individually chosen for a person based on its capacity to cause, if given in an overdose, physical and psychological symptoms similar to those the patient is experiencing. Hydrotherapy: The use of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full-body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used at home as part of a self-care program. Hypnotherapy: A range of hypnosis techniques that allow practitioners to bypass the conscious mind and access the subconscious. The altered state that occurs under hypnosis has been compared to a state of deep meditation or transcendence, in which the innate recuperative abilities of the psyche are allowed to flow more freely. The subject can achieve greater clarity regarding his or her own wants and needs, explore other events or periods of life that require resolution, or generally develop a more positive attitude. Often used to help people lose weight or stop smoking, it is also used in the treatment of phobias, stress and as an adjunct to the treatment of illnesses. Integral (Yoga): A gentle style of yoga brought to this country in 1966 by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Classes are structured to balance physical effort with relaxation and include breathing practices, chanting and both guided and silent meditation. Integral yoga is suitable


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for beginners and helpful for more advanced students who wish to deepen their physical and spiritual awareness. Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT): A combination of diagnostic and treatment methodologies that assess and treat pain, dysfunction, disease and disability. Developed by Sharon Giammatteo over 30-plus years, IMT is intended to address the complex needs of patients. IMT practitioners identify and address the underlying causes of dysfunction using a comprehensive and holistic approach. While IMT diagnostics and treatment modalities are predominately hands-on, IMT also integrates a wide range of diagnostic and treatment technologies, nutritional programs (i.e. natural supplements, diet and herbs), and IMT body-based psychotherapeutic approaches to develop a customized solution for a patient’s needs. Integrative Medicine: This holistic approach combines conventional Western medicine with complementary alternative treatments, in order to simultaneously treat mind, body and spirit. Geared to the promotion of health and the prevention of illness, it neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies, without serious evaluation. Integrative Yoga Therapy: Gentle postures, guided imagery, assisted stretching and breathwork help to make this yoga a useful style for rehab centers and hospitals. Joseph LePage began this therapy in the early 1990s to help promote healing and well-being for individuals facing heart disease, cancer, AIDS and psychiatric disorders. Ionic Foot Detox: This machine is a modern energy therapy device that balances the body’s natural energy system. By introducing a high level of negative ions into

the water of a foot bath, the feet, utilizing principles of reflexology and the science of ionization and osmosis, create a positive cellular environment and enable the body’s natural detoxification processes to function at their peak. Iridology: Analysis of the delicate structure of the iris, the colored portion of the eye, to reveal information about conditions within the body. More than 90 specific zones on each iris, for a combined total of 180-plus zones, correspond to specific areas of the body. Because body weaknesses are often noticeable in the iris long before they are discernible through blood work or other laboratory analysis, iridology can be a useful tool for preventive self-care. Kinesiology / Applied Kinesiology: The study of muscles and their movement. Applied kinesiology tests the relative strength and weakness of selected muscles to identify decreased function in body organs and systems, as well as imbalances and restrictions in the body’s energy flow. Some tests use acupuncture meridians and others analyze interrelationships among muscles, organs, the brain and the body’s energy field. Applied kinesiology is also used to check the body’s response to treatments that are being considered. Kripalu (Yoga): An integrated practice that emphasizes breathing and alignment and coordinates the breath with movement. Amrit Desai, a long-time student of Kundalini yoga master Swami Kripaluvananda, developed Kripalu, also called the yoga of consciousness. This style incorporates three stages of development, beginning with postural alignment and progressing to meditation, with longer posture holding, finally creating a meditation in motion, where the movement from one posture to another happens unconsciously and spontaneously. Students are encouraged to honor “the wisdom of the body” and to work according to the limits of their flexibility and strength. Kripalu is suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced students. Kundalini (Yoga): A powerful, enlightening style that incorporates mantras (chanting), meditation, visualization, breathing and guided relaxation, with precise postures. According to Hindu philosophy, kundalini is a concentrated form of prana, or life force, represented by a coiled, sleeping serpent said to reside at the base of the spine. When breath and movement awaken the serpent (energy), it moves up the spine through each of the seven chakras (energy centers) of the body, bringing energy and bliss. Once a closely guarded secret in India, kundalini yoga was first brought to the West in 1969 and has been known to help with addictions and releasing endorphins in the body. Kundalini will not appeal to everyone and should be practiced under the supervision of an experienced teacher. LEED: An acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design; a green building certification program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. This nationwide program provides guidelines for residential and commercial construction projects aimed at improving energy savings, water efficiency and indoor environmental quality, reducing CO2 emissions and heightening stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. (Visit Macrobiotics: An Eastern philosophy best known in the West for its dietary principles. Macrobiotic theory posits that there is a natural order to all things. By synchronizing our eating habits with the cycles of nature, we can achieve a fuller sense of balance within ourselves and with the world around us. Although not a specific diet, it emphasizes low-fat and high-fiber foods, whole grains, vegetables, sea vegetables and seeds, all cooked in accordance with macrobiotic principles.

Nature’s Virus Killer Copper can stop a virus before it starts


By Doug Cornell

cientists have discovered a with a tip to fit in the bottom of the natural way to kill germs fast. nostril, where viruses collect. Now thousands of people When he felt a tickle in his nose are using it against viruses and bacteria like a cold about to start, he rubbed the that cause illness. copper gently in Colds and his nose for 60 many other seconds. illnesses start “It worked!” when viruses get he exclaimed. in your nose and “The cold never start multiplying. got going. That If you don’t stop was 2012. I have them early, they had zero colds spread and take since then.” over. “We don’t Copper kills viruses almost In hundreds of make product instantly studies, EPA and health claims,” university researchers confirm copper he said, “so I can’t say cause and effect. kills microbes almost instantly just by But we know copper is antimicrobial.” touch. He asked relatives and friends to try That’s why ancient Greeks and it. They reported the same thing, so he Egyptians used copper to purify patented CopperZap® and put it on the water and heal wounds. They didn’t market. know about microbes like viruses and Soon hundreds of people had tried it. bacteria, but now we do. Feedback was 99% positive if they used “The antimicrobial activity of copper copper within 1-3 hours of the first sign is well established.” National Institutes of bad germs, like a tickle in the nose or of Health. a scratchy throat. Scientists say the high conductance Users say: of copper disrupts the electrical balance “It works! I love it!” in a microbe cell by touch and destroys “I can’t believe how good my nose it in seconds. feels.” Some hospitals tried copper “Is it supposed to work that fast?” for touch surfaces like faucets and “One of the best presents ever.” doorknobs. This cut the spread of “Sixteen flights, not a sniffle!” MRSA and other illnesses by over half, “Cold sores gone!” which saved lives. “It saved me last holidays. The kids The strong scientific evidence had crud going round and round, gave inventor Doug Cornell an idea. but not me.” He made a smooth copper probe “I am shocked! My sinus cleared, no ADVERTORIAL


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more headache, no more congestion.” “Best sleep I’ve had in years!” The handle is curved and textured to increase contact. Copper can kill germs picked up on fingers and hands after you touch things other people have touched. The EPA says copper works just as well when tarnished. Dr. Bill Keevil led one of the science teams. He placed millions of viruses on a copper surface. “They started to die literally as soon as they touched it.”

Customers report using copper against: Colds Flu Covid Sinus trouble Cold sores Fever blisters Canker sores Strep Night stuffiness Morning congestion Skin infections Infected sores Infection in cuts or wounds Thrush Warts Styes Ringworm Threats to compromised immunity CopperZap® is made in the USA of pure copper. It has a 90-day full money back guarantee. Price $79.95. Get $10 off each CopperZap with code NATA28. Go to or call tollfree 1-888-411-6114. Buy once, use forever. Statements are not intended as product health claims and have not been evaluated by the FDA. Not claimed to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. April 2022



Dallas Designer Smiles

ACN Herbs

Jeff Davies, DDS

Leslie Duong

8222 Douglas Ave., Ste. 810, Dallas 214-363-7777


r. Jeff Davies took over the practice Dallas Designer Smiles, located in University Park, several years ago. He says, “We are a conservative dental practice. When we treat decayed teeth, we only remove the decayed and damaged areas. We aim to preserve your natural tooth for as long as possible. Sometimes that can mean early detection and prevention. Sometimes it can mean doing advanced procedures to avoid root canals.” Biomimetic dentistry can be described as being lifelike dentistry. It is the study of the structure, function and biology of the tooth organ. The natural tooth becomes the model for replication. The natural tooth is the best model of a working system. Why change what is working? When you copy the natural tooth, there is a lot of beauty as a result. Services offered: biomimetric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and biological dentistry, and Invisalign. Areas of specialty: We strive to create natural-looking, beautiful teeth. Philosophy of healing: Davies offers a unique approach to health. He recognizes that dentistry can have lasting effects on our body. His philosophies are totally different than what you’ve experienced in the past. See ad, page 4.

Magnetic Field Therapy: Electromagnetic energy and the human body have a vital and valid interrelationship, making it possible to use magnetic field therapy as an aid in diagnosing and treating physical and emotional disorders. This process is reported to relieve symptoms and may, in some cases, retard the cycle of new diseases. Magnets and electromagnetic therapy devices are now being used to eliminate pain, facilitate the healing of broken bones and counter the effects of stress. Manual Lymphatic Drainage: This gentle, non-invasive, rhythmical, whole-body massage aims to stimulate the lymphatic system to release excess fluid from loose connective tissues, thus helping to remove toxins. Lymph glands are part of the body’s defense against infection; blockage or damage within the system may lead to conditions such as edema, acne, inflammation, arthritis and sinusitis. By stimulating one of the body’s natural cleansing systems, it supports tissue health. It’s also been effective in assuaging lymphedema following mastectomy surgery. Learn more at and Massage Therapy: At its most basic, this ancient handson therapy involves rubbing or kneading the body to


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5917 Greenville Ave., Dallas 214-887-8325


icensed herbalist and health nutritionist Leslie Duong has been practicing for more than 20 years. She has been taught about herbal medicine from childhood by her father, Dr. Duong Lai Canh, LAc, OMD, the founder of American Chinese Natural Herbs. Wellness services offered include: Full line of high-quality Chinese herbs and supplements; all organic, natural herbs, with no caffeine; one-on-one consultations; nutrition and exercise recommendations. Areas of Specialty: Acne, allergy, asthma, bronchitis, bladder infection, high blood pressure, Candida, cysts, cholesterol, cold and flu, diabetes, depression, detoxification, lack of energy, fertility, fibroid and much more. Philosophy of Healing: Be consistent with all organic natural herbs, drink plenty of water according to your weight, eat more green vegetables and fruit, drink more tea, be consistent with your exercise daily, and meditate 20 minutes daily before going to sleep. See ad, page 16.

encourage relaxation, healing and well-being. Benefits also include increased circulation and detoxification and reduced physical and emotional stress. More than 100 methods of massage are available. Massage offers proven benefits to meet a variety of physical challenges and may also be a useful preventive therapy. Learn more at

ment and function and reducing pain. Therapists use their hands to apply mild, sustained pressure in order to gently stretch and soften fascia. Developed in the late 1960s by Physical Therapist John Barnes, myofascial release is used to treat neck and back pain, headaches, recurring sports injuries and scoliosis. Learn more at

Meditation: The intentional directing of attention to one’s inner self. Methods and practices to achieve a meditative state are based upon various principles using the body or mind and may employ control or letting-go mechanisms. Techniques include the use of imagery, mantras and observation, and the control of breathing. Research has shown that regular meditation can contribute to psychological and physiological well-being. As a spiritual practice, meditation is used to facilitate a mystical sense of oneness with a higher power or the Universe. It can also help reduce stress and alleviate stress-related ailments, such as anxiety and high blood pressure.

Naturopathy: A comprehensive and eclectic system whose philosophy is based upon working in harmony with the body’s natural healing abilities. Naturopathy incorporates a broad range of natural methods and substances aimed to promote health. Training may include the study of specific approaches, including massage, manipulation, acupuncture, acupressure, counseling, applied nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy and minor surgery plus basic obstetrics for assistance with natural childbirth.

Myofascial Release: This whole-body, hands-on technique seeks to free the body from the grip of tight fascia, or connective tissue, thus restoring normal align-

Network Chiropractic: Uses Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), a system of assessing and contributing to spinal and neural integrity, as well as health and wellness. Founded and developed by Donald Epstein. Practitioners employ gentle force to the spine to help the body eliminate mechanical tension in the neurolog-

Feel Better with Ketamine Therapy

Toni Engram, DDS

Jerron Hill, M.D.

Better Dental Care

1415 State St, Ste. 800, Richardson 469-676-2777 Flourish.Dental

5944 W. Parker Rd., Ste. 400, Plano 972-212-4341


ounded by board-certified anesthesiologist Jerron Hill, M.D., Ketamine Health & Wellness is a stateof-the-art facility. He says, “ Your care, safety and comfort are very important to us. Your ketamine infusion is tailored to your individual needs and your vital signs are monitored continuously as they would be in any peri-operative setting. We use secured email for our correspondence to patients and health care professionals, thus ensuring that your medical and health information is kept strictly private and confidential.” Services offered: A staff comprised of board-certified anesthesiologists with many years of experience and training. Areas of specialty: Managing patient airways, maintaining hemodynamic stability and addressing any potential untoward side effects of IV sedative hypnotic medications like ketamine and many other intravenous pharmaceutical agents. Philosophy of healing: Placing great value on the significance of nutrition, exercise and stress management in helping my patients achieve long-term health benefits. See ads, pages 9, 41.

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r. Engram is a native of Hillsboro, Teas, and founder Legacy Dentistry in . She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas Christian University, where she finished with magna cum laude honors. Her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree is from Baylor College of Dentistry, in Dallas. She is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and certified as an Toni Engram DDS integrative health coach through the Institute of IntegraGeneral Dentistry tive Nutrition. Wellness services offered include: a full scope of general, holistic and cosmetic dentistry, with expertise ranging SMART Certified from porcelain veneers to dental implants, crowns, and accredited by clear the IAOMT braces, bonding and bridges. Areas of specialty: Dr. Engram can correct a wide variety of dental problems and literally redesign your smile. Philosophy of healing: supporting you on your journey to health by educating and holistically serving your needs with integrity and respect. Dentistry treats the cause of dental problems, not just the symptoms. See ad, page 45.

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ical system. The body naturally develops strategies to dissipate stored tension/energy, thus enhancing self-regulation of tension and spinal interference. (Also see Chiropractic.) Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET): This mindbody therapy seeks to restore well-being by removing certain biochemical and bioelectrical charges stored in the brain and manifested as illness or imbalances in the body. NET combines techniques and principles from traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic and applied kinesiology to remove blocks to the body’s natural vitality, allowing it to repair itself naturally. Chiropractor Scott Walker formulated NET in the late 1980s. Learn more at Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP): A systematic approach to changing the limiting patterns of thought, behavior and language. Through conversation, practitioners observe the client’s language, eye movements, posture, breathing and gestures, in order to detect and help change unconscious patterns linked to the client’s emotional state. Neuro Muscular Kinesiology: A diagnostic system


using muscle testing as a functional neurological evaluation. The methodology is concerned primarily with neuromuscular function as it relates to the structural, chemical and mental physiologic regulatory mechanisms. Kinesiology, which originated within the chiropractic profession, is an approach to clinical practice, with multidisciplinary applications. Kinesiology is a form of diagnosis that uses muscle testing as a feedback mechanism to examine how a person’s body is functioning. Since Kinesiology draws together elements from many diverse therapies, it provides a unified, interdisciplinary approach to health care. NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT): Specific massage therapy and flexibility stretching help balance the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, emphasizing the interwoven roles of the brain, spine and nerves in causing muscular pain. Its goal is to relieve tender, congested spots in muscle tissue and compressed nerves that may radiate pain to other areas of the body. (Also see trigger point/myotherapy.) Learn more at Nutritional Analysis: Identifying nutrient challenges are critical because they can affect all body functions


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as well as organ, joint and bone stability. Proper nutrition, supported with whole food supplements, promotes overall health and provides the human body the building blocks for tissue repair, helping re-establish proper function throughout the body and aiding in all the body’s healing processes. To further support your health, whole food and herbal supplements may be added to your health care plan to maximize the benefits of your chiropractic treatments. Given the proper nutrition, your body has the amazing capability of keeping itself healthy. Nutrition should be individualized to meet each person’s needs. Whole food supplements along with herbal products are an important key to overall health and wellbeing. Orthotics: The profession of designing, manufacturing and/or selling devices that support or help correct musculoskeletal problems, either congenital or caused by illness or injury. Examples include back braces for scoliosis and shoe inserts for fallen arches. Osho Rebalancing (or Rebalancing): This offshoot of Rolfing focuses on compassionate, gentle touch, combining deep tissue massage, joint tension release, energy balancing and verbal dialogue to relieve tension and

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Kozlow & Rowell Dentistry

Lynn Dental Care

Philip Kozlow, DDS

Brock Lynn, DDS

5050 Quorum Dr., Ste. 300, Dallas 972-458-2464

6190 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 900, Dallas 972-934-1400



ynn Dental Care is a dental home for periodontal health, cosmetic dentistry and dental well-being. Brock Lynn, DDS, says. “We are dedicated to treating patients with an unparalleled level of respect and care and pride ourselves on offering patients a variety of services in one convenient location with state-of-the-art technology.” Throughout the years, his passion and dedication to caring for each patient’s needs has stayed strong. He looks forward to meeting with you and your family and providing you a level of dental care you’ve yet to experience. In 1980, Lynn earned a DDS degree and completed specialized periodontics training at Baylor College of Dentistry in 1989, and immediately opened his own practice in Dallas. He received a Master of Science degree in 1990 and he is currently board certified in the specialty of periodontics and dental implants. Services offered: holistic dentistry, dental implants, periodontics, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, additional services and IV sedation. Areas of specialty: Gum disease, oral surgery and implant dentistry. Philosophy of healing: Passion and dedication to caring for each patient’s needs. See ad, page 51.

r. Philip Kozlow, founder Kozlow & Rowell Dentistry, graduated from the Baylor College of Dentistry and has more than 30 tears of experience. He is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, a Society Of Dental Studies lecturer, Dallas County Dental Society Clinician host chairman, ITI Dental Implant System International Team For Oral Implantology-certified and an American Orthodontic Society Advanced Postgraduate Study In Orthodontics graduate. Services offered: A unique blend of care, chair-side comfort and the most advanced procedures available in modern dentistry today. It is our mission to offer the cleanest, most holistic treatment options and dental care products for you and your family while doing so in a safe, relaxing environment. Areas of specialty: Rejecting the use of mercury (amalgam) fillings and products containing fluoride. Appreciating the relationship between oral problems and the digestive system, the heart, chronic headaches, and even your sleep patterns. Philosophy of healing: Every individual walking into his practice is valued and treated with kindness and compassion without judgment. See ad, page 35.

physical pain, enhance relaxation and facilitate emotional healing. Rebalancing is usually done in a series of 10 to 12 sessions that work synergistically, although each session is complete in itself. Learn more at Osteopathy / Osteopathic Physicians: Osteopathy uses generally accepted physical, pharmacological and surgical methods of diagnosis and therapy, with a strong emphasis on body mechanics and manipulative methods to detect and correct faulty structure and function, in order to restore the body’s natural healing capacities. Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.) are fully trained and licensed according to the same standards as medical doctors (M.D.) and receive additional extensive training in the body’s structure and functions.

Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT): More advanced method for healing and elimination of pain generated from active inflamed trigger points within the body. PNT can be more effective than earlier trigger point release systems used by various professions and very often much less painful. The goal of PNT isn’t to manage trigger points by applying pressure on them or utilizing mechanical force to manage the trigger points, as do other systems, but applies neurological reflexes to switch them off. After we get to the right reflex the trigger point is shut off in just a few seconds. People are always surprised that tender areas can be eradicated in mere seconds and the painful sensation is gone, especially when they have been suffering for years.

Oxygen Therapies: Alters the body’s chemistry to help overcome disease, promote repair and improve overall function. Properly applied, oxygen may be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including infections, circulatory problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, allergies, cancer and multiple sclerosis. The major types of oxygen therapy used to treat illness are hyperbaric oxygen and ozone. Hydrogen peroxide therapy (oral or intravenous) can be dangerous and should be avoided.

Physical Therapy: Traditional physical therapy evaluates difficulties with mobility or function to focus on rehabilitation that entails restorative treatment and instruction on how to make efficient use of the body in daily activities. Physical therapists use massage, exercise, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and other means to help the patient regain functional movement. Learn more at


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Pilates: Pilates, like yoga, yields long, lean, flexible muscles whose gracefully balanced movements readily translate into everyday activities like walking, sitting and bending. It is a structured system of small, isolated movements that demand powerful focus on every nuance of muscle action while working out on floor mats or machines. This technique emphasizes development of the torso’s abdominal power center, or core. Gentler than conventional exercises, it is excellent for overcoming injuries. Point Holding (Body Electronics): This variation of acupressure requires multiple practitioners to hold acupressure points, sometimes up to two hours, to remove energy blockages, balance the flow of energy within the body’s meridians and help the client achieve associated emotional release. Postural Integration (PI): This psychotherapy method simultaneously integrates deep tissue and breath work, body movement and awareness with emotional expression. Practitioners use gentle manipulation, bioenergetics, acupressure and Gestalt dialogue to help individuals increase their sense of emotional and physical well-being. Learn more at

Oral Health Linked to Nutrition

Cathy Lemmon

5050 Quorum Dr., Ste 300, Dallas 972-458-2464



athy Lemmon holds a diploma from the School of Homeopathy, in, Devon, England, and completed postgraduate work in homeopathy at the College of Practical Homeopathy, in London. Healthy Healing Arts was founded in 2013 and HPWWC in 2015. There is no blanket approach, with homeopathy—everything is individualized, as every person is unique. Wellness services offered include: I provide personal attention to all who are looking for a whole, homeopathic approach to wellness. Areas of specialty: Homeopathy. Additionally, the preventive, or prophylactic use of homeopathy is a huge part of my practice. I can help with homeopathic immunizations for schools, daycares, employment the flu, and more, as well as for travel. Philosophy of healing: The body has an innate desire to be well. Homeopathy honors and works with the body is in a whole and full way. See ad, page 35.

Power (Yoga): An intense style that creates heat and energy, while developing strength and flexibility. Power yoga evolved from ashtanga yoga and was developed by American Beryl Bender Birch in the early 1990s. Its flowing style requires the strength and stamina of Ashtanga, but doesn’t always follow the same sequence of postures, making it similar to Vinyasa style. Power yoga is usually performed in a heated room. Although Baron Baptiste is a name often associated with power yoga, he has developed his own method, called Baptiste Power Vinyasa yoga, which is taught only by teachers he certifies. Students who enjoy aerobics will probably favor power yoga. Prolotherapy: A rejuvenating therapy that uses injections of natural substances to stimulate collagen growth, in order to strengthen weak or damaged joints, tendons, ligaments or muscles. Often used as a natural alternative to drugs and/or surgery to treat pain syndromes, including degenerative arthritis, lower back, neck and joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches, and torn ligaments and cartilage. Qigong & Tai chi: Qigong and Tai chi combine movement, meditation and breath regulation to enhance the

Kozlow & Rowell Dentistry Josh Rowell, DDS


owell, a native of Waco, is an accredited member of IAOMT and SMART certified. He loves children and offers treatment in most cases for ages 6 and up, using the same holistic practices provided for his adult patients. The practice does not promote the use of fluoride or unnecessary X-rays on these most precious members of society. Services offered: a unique blend of care, chair-side comfort and the most advanced procedures available in modern dentistry today. It is our mission to offer the cleanest, most holistic treatment options and dental care products for you and your family while doing so in a safe, relaxing environment. Areas of specialty: Rejecting the use of mercury (amalgam) fillings and products containing fluoride. Appreciating the relationship between oral problems and the digestive system, the heart, chronic headaches, and even your sleep patterns. Philosophy of healing: The state of your oral health is influenced by nutritious eating habits and the removal of certain foods from your diet. See ad, page 35.

flow of vital energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”) in the body, improve circulation and enhance immune function. Qigong traces its roots to traditional Chinese medicine. Tai chi was originally a self-defense martial art descended from qigong and employed to promote inner peace and calm. Reflexology (Zone Therapy): This is a natural healing method of pressure point massage used to relieve tension, pain and treat and cure illness by pressing on a part of a person’s head, hands, body or feet. Reflexology is based upon the principle that there are reflex points or zones that correspond to every part of the body. Correctly stimulating and applying pressure to these areas increases circulation and promotes specifically designated bodily and muscular functions. Learn more at Regression Therapies: Operate on the assumption that many physical, mental and emotional problems are extensions of unresolved problems from the past, such as childhood traumas. The practitioner uses hypnosis, or other altered states of consciousness, and relaxation techniques to access the source of “unfinished business”, and helps clients to analyze, integrate and release past


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traumas that are interfering with their current lives. Reiki: A healing practice originated in Japan in the 1920s as a way of activating and balancing the life force present in all living things. Reiki means, “universal life force energy.” Light hand placements channel healing energies to organs and glands and work to align the body’s energy centers, or chakras. Various techniques address emotional and mental distress, chronic and acute physical problems and/or increases spiritual focus and clarity. Reiki is a valuable addition to the work of chiropractors, massage therapists, nurses and others in the West. Learn more at Rolfing Structural Integration (Rolfing): Deep tissue manipulation of the myofascial system, which is composed of the muscles and the connective tissue, or fascia, by the practitioners’ hands helps restore the body’s natural alignment and sense of integration. As the body is released from old patterns and postures, its range and freedom of physical and emotional expression increases. Rolfing can help ease pain and chronic stress, enhance neurological functioning, improve posture and restore flexibility. Learn more at

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orld-renowned ophthalmologist Jerry Tennant, M.D., has been practicing since 1964 and is licensed by the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine. Mainstream medicine could not help him, so he turned to natural healing and developed methods of healing which resulted in his gaining his health and ability to return to practice in 2002. Patients from all over the world come to regain health and strength. Many with macular degeneration come for a full week of treatments and return home with enhanced vision—in some cases, a complete return to 20/20 vision. Wellness services offered include: The practitioners at Tennant Institute treat everything except cancer, in which case they offer strong support for patients’ oncology protocol. Areas of specialty: Integrative, energetic natural medicine. Methods of therapy include hyperbaric oxygen treatments, infrared sauna and a line of nutraceuticals. Philosophy of healing: We understand that the human body is not simply a collection of independent parts but rather an integrative whole. See ad, page 50.

Rosen Method: Named for Marion Rosen, a physiotherapist who discovered that when clients verbalized their emotions and sensations during treatment sessions, their conditions would more quickly improve. The non-invasive method uses gentle, direct touch; practitioners, taught to use hands that “listen”, rather than manipulate, focus on chronic muscle tension and call attention to shifts in the breath to help individuals achieve greater self-awareness and relaxation. The technique is often effectively used to treat chronic health conditions. Learn more at Rubenfeld Synergy Method: This dynamic system for integrating the body, mind, emotions and spirit combines touch, talk and compassionate listening. Practitioners, called synergists, use gentle touch and verbal sharing to access each of these four levels simultaneously, releasing pain and fears held in the body/mind. The modality, created by Ilana Rubenfeld, who received a lifetime achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy in 2002, facilitates pain management, ease of movement, positive body image and self-esteem, as well as recovery from physical and emotional trauma. Learn more at


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r. Zhanping Lu, DC, owner of New Star Chiropractic & Acupuncture, offers a world of natural healing modalities, combined with a unique understanding of Western medicine, to help his patients reduce pain, inflammation and allergy symptoms, balance hormones, improve weight and avoid spinal surgery. Wellness Services Offered Include: chiropractic, acupuncture, NAET and weight loss. Areas of Specialty: allergy, autism, ADD, ADHD, sleep disorders, nutrition, thyroid, diabetes, emotions, high blood pressure and much more. See ad, page 8.

Shiatsu: The most widely known form of acupressure, shiatsu is Japanese for “finger pressure”. The technique applies varying degrees of pressure to balance the life energy that flows through specific pathways, or meridians, in the body. Shiatsu is used to release tension and strengthen weak areas in order to facilitate even circulation, cleanse cells and improve the function of vital organs; it also may help to diagnose, prevent and relieve many chronic and acute conditions that manifest on both physical and emotional levels. A branch of shiatsu that originated in the United States, called ohashiatsu, includes meditation and exercise. Learn more at and Sivananda (Yoga): Cultivates awareness of mind and body by incorporating five main principles of proper exercise, breathing, relaxation and diet, as well as positive thinking and meditation. Based on the philosophy of Swami Sivananda, of India, the practice uses chanting, breathing techniques and meditation to help unblock energy and release stress. Sivananda focuses on 12 basic yoga postures to increase strength and spinal flexibility. It is an excellent practice for beginners, those recovering from injury or anyone interested in spiritual aspects of yoga.

Smart Growth: Thoughtful land development designed to achieve a number of environmental and quality-of-life goals such as reducing auto dependence; preserving wilderness areas and farmland; and restoring community through pedestrian-oriented, mixed-used developments. Solar - Passive versus Active: Solar energy is the conversion of the sun’s rays to energy, very good for green living. Active solar technology uses electrical or mechanical equipment to convert the sun’s rays into usable energy for heating or whatever. Passive solar technology does not use any outside non-solar energy. Soma Neuromuscular Integration (also called Soma): Rooted in structural integration, soma was developed by Bill M. Williams, Ph.D., an early student of Ida Rolf. Through a 10-session format, the modality manipulates the fascia and muscles to release chronic, stored structural aberrations, realign the body and integrate the nervous system. This allows the individual to process experiences more effectively and with greater awareness, which can lead to enhanced learning and perceptual abilities. Learn more at

Somatic Therapy: Body-oriented healing. Somatic therapy encompasses a wide variety of healing modalities which engage the physical body as a primary gateway to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. A partial list of somatic therapies includes Hakomi, SensoriMotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Radix, Feldenkrais, Trager, CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Myofascial Release, Rolfing, and Bioenergetics. Core principles of somatic therapies include the unity of mind and body, and the body as a storehouse of implicit memory and information. Sound Healing: Employs vocal and instrumental tones, generated internally or externally. When sounds are produced with healing intent, they can create sympathetic resonance in the physical and energy bodies. Sound healing also is used to bring discordant energy into balance and harmony. Spiritual Healing / Counseling: Practiced in two forms. In one, the healer uses thought or touch to align his or her spiritual essence with that of the client. The healer works to either balance the spiritual field or shift the perceptual base of the client to create harmony between mind and body and draw the client into the active presence of Divine Spirit. In the other, the healer transforms healing energy into a vibrational frequency that the client can receive and comfortably assimilate, reminding the person’s intuitive core of its inherent healing ability. Sustainable: This encompasses a way of living and acts which cause minimal long-term effect on the environment and maintain a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage. It includes doing something that maintains resource renewability and environmental health over time to meet both present and future needs. Svaroopa (Yoga): A style that helps students discover their bliss. The Sanskrit word svaroopa means “the true nature of Being”, and Svaroopa yoga is sometimes called the yoga of alignment and compassion. Attention to alignment in specifically chosen poses helps to soften the body’s connective tissues and ease spinal tension. Blocks and bolsters may be used to allow for deeper muscle release. The style is suitable for beginners and useful for those recovering from injury. Swedish Massage: The most commonly practiced form of massage in Western countries. Swedish massage integrates ancient Oriental techniques with contemporary principles of anatomy and physiology. Practitioners rub, knead, pummel, brush and tap the client’s muscles, topped with long, gliding strokes. Swedish massage is especially effective for improving circulation; relieving muscle tension and back and neck pain; promoting relaxation; and decreasing stress. Practitioners vary in training, techniques and session lengths. Tai Chi and Qigong: Tai chi and qigong combine movement, meditation and breath regulation to enhance the flow of vital energy (qi) in the body, improve circulation and enhance immune function. Qigong traces its roots to Traditional Chinese Medicine.and is often referred to as the mother of Tai Chi. When the gentle movements of Qigong mixed with the animal style martial arts, it became Tai Chi. Both practices promote calmness and harmony to reduce stress. Thai Massage: A form of body therapy, also called nuad bo-ram, Thai massage incorporates gentle rocking motions, rhythmic compression along the body’s energy lines and passive stretching to stimulate the free flow of energy, break up blockages and help restore general well-being. One of the branches of Traditional Thai Medicine (TTM), it is performed on a floor mat, with the client dressed in lightweight, comfortable clothing.

No oils are used. Thai massage aids flexibility, inner organ massage, oxygenation of the blood and quieting of the mind. Learn more at Therapeutic Touch (TT): This contemporary healing modality was developed by natural healer Dora Kunz and nursing professor Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., in the 1970s. Therapeutic Touch is drawn from ancient practices and used to balance and promote energy flow. The practitioner “accesses” the area where the body’s energy field is weak or congested, and then uses his or her hands to direct energy into the field to balance it. Nurses and other healthcare practitioners apply TT to relieve pain, stress and anxiety, and to promote wound healing. Learn more at Thermography (Thermal Imaging): A diagnostic technique that uses an infrared camera to measure

temperature variations on the surface of the body, producing images that reveal sites of inflammation and abnormal tissue growth. Inflammation is recognized as the earliest stage of nearly all major health challenges. Touch for Health (TFH): Created by Chiropractor John F. Thie in the 1970s, Touch for Health is a widely used kinesiology system aimed at restoring the body’s natural energies through acupressure, touch and massage. Muscle-testing biofeedback first identifies imbalances in the body’s energy flow to organs and glands; it is designed to then help rebalance that energy to improve overall health, while strengthening a person’s resistance to common ailments and physical complaints. Many TFH techniques can be successfully practiced by clients at home. Learn more at


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Whole-body wellness center providing chiropractic care, spinal decompression, allergy testing, NAET, IMAET, detoxification, weight loss, hormone balancing, wellness programs and more. All-natural healing, no medication, no surgery. See ad, page 7.

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1033 E 15th St, Plano, 75074 214-892-2273 Cereset can help your brain reset itself, restoring your brain’s rhythm naturally, enabling it to manage stress more effectively. Cereset sessions jump start the process of re-balancing your brain, and can help issues leading to trouble sleeping, restlessness and anxiety, inability to focus or lack of joy. Periodic “tune-ups” provide ongoing support, ensuring long-term brain balance. See ad on page 4.


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1601 South Lamar, Dallas 214-378-1824 Dallas College has seven campuses, including El Centro, Brookhaven, Mountain View, Eastfield, Richland, Cedar Valley and Northlake. Dallas College serves the region with accredited one and two year certificates, degrees and core credit courses guaranteed to transfer to Texas colleges and universities.

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Browse an abundance of farm fresh produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, preserves, handcrafted items and more. Also check the calendar for special events and kids’ activities. Open every Saturday, April 16 through October from 8 a.m. to noon. See ad, page 17.

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At Flourish Dental Boutique, we believe the best dentistry is often the least dentistry. We help your body thrive on its own with therapies that enrich and empower its natural healing processes. As a holistic and biological dental practice, we choose safe materials and treatment protocols with special attention to your nutrition and overall wellness. See ad, page 45.


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We strive to provide healthy, green alternatives for our dental patients by providing digital x-rays, mercury safe restorative options and chemical free dental hygiene products. Committed to total body wellness while avoiding the use of toxic materials, and continuing education to ensure treatments are up to date and effective in a kind and caring environment. See ad, page 33.

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Leslie Duong 5917 Greenville Ave, Dallas 214-887-8325 ACN Herbs and Vitamins specialist Leslie Duong will sit down with you to conduct a private and personal health evaluation. You can be assured her 20 years of experience in Chinese Natural Herbs will start to help you feel better in no time. Free Consultation Available. Schedule your appointment now. See ad, page 16.




Dr. Jeffrey Davies 8222 Douglas Ave, Suite 810, Dallas 214-363-7777 Offering non-toxic, healthier, metal free, crowns, bridges and implants. Practicing biomimetic, tooth-conserving Dentistry, we can help avoid root canals and eliminate the need for crowns. Mercury filings are removed safely and we offer convenient office hours with after work appointments. Experience a pampering environment in our centrally located office. Call our concierge now to schedule an appointment. See ad, page 4.


Dr. D. Brock Lynn 6190 LBJ Freeway #900, Dallas 972-934-1400 Practicing dentistry for over 38 years, specializing in periodontics, Dr. Lynn is board-certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontics and Dental implants. He practices dentistry with a holistic approach and is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine &Toxicology as well as the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. See ad, page 51.


Dr. Becky Coats, DDS, MAGD, LVIF, FIDIA, FAACP 2631 Ira E Woods Ave, Grapevine 817-481-6888 Instead of focusing just on your teeth, we also look at dental issues connected with other health problems you may be having. We collaborate with Thermography, Lymphatic Drainage, and Osteopathic Medicine practitioners. Call today for TMJ Pain Relief, Sleep Apnea, Frenuloplasty(Tongue Tie), Biological Dentistry, Physiologic Orthodontics, Headache Relief, Mercury Fillings Removal, Metal Free Ceramic Implants

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Homeoprophylaxis (HP), a part of Homeopathy, is a major part of Cathy Lemmon’s practice at Healthy Healing Arts. HP has been used worldwide for hundreds of years with a success rate of over 90% to help fight off disease. Lemmon uses an energetic, nontoxic means of promoting immunity in a safe and natural way. See ad, page 33.

Providing traditional “standard-ofcare” medicine using prescription as well as complementary medicine. Recognizing that the human body is not simply a collection of independent parts but rather an integrative whole -we treat it that way. Conditions treated include chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, macular degeneration and glaucoma, as well as thyroid support, adrenal support, hormone replacement. essential oil therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. See ad, page 50.

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Taking a different approach to medicine. We offer a patient-centered approach to health that combines the best of traditional and complementary functional medicine with nutrition called integrative medicine. We’ll listen to your goals, draw a roadmap to help you achieve your goals, and guide your every step to a symphony of health.

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Family owned and operated since 1980, with more than 135 years of combined experience. Our pharmacists work to provide proactive solutions to restore health and wellness. We work as trusted partners with physicians and patients to develop targeted treatment plans and customized wellness programs for your unique needs. Pharmacy Compounding. Accreditation Board (PACB) certified.

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Spirited Strides POWER WALK TO BETTER FITNESS by Marlaina Donato


e all know that the more steps we take in a day the better. The Mayo Clinic advocates walking regularly to keep bad cholesterol in check, maintain a heart-healthy weight and keep blood pressure within a normal range. Power walking—going a mile in under 15 minutes—amps up cardiovascular benefits and takes metabolic conditioning to a new level. Power walking involves taking longer strides, moving at 4.5 to 5.5 miles per hour and using the arms to propel motion, with or without light weights. “With this more intensive exercise, in comparison to everyday walking, one should note that their breathing is harder and their heart rate is faster with power walking. Compared to someone who walks at a casual pace, a power walker can expect lower blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar and cholesterol numbers,” says Jason C. Robin, M.D., director of cardio oncology at North Shore University Health System, in Glenview, Illinois.


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In cases of severe coronary artery disease, certain heart muscle disorders, known as cardiomyopathy or valvular diseases, Robin recommends seeing a doctor before taking up fitness walking, but emphasizes, “Obvious injuries or illnesses aside, power walking is great for all ages, genders, sizes and fitness levels and is, in general, very safe with very few contraindications.” He suggests aiming for 15 minutes or less on a first endeavor, and after one week increasing the time to 20 to 25 minutes, eventually working up to 30 minutes. To complement power walking, he recommends resistance

training to increase muscle strength and tone, protect joints from injury, and improve flexibility and balance. Dave McGovern, walking coach and author of The Complete Guide to Competitive Walking: Racewalking, Power Walking, Nordic Walking and More!, points out, “The impact forces of walking, even high-level racewalking, can be one-third of what runners experience, so it’s a lot easier on the joints. Power walking doesn’t have many rules.” A 30-year veteran of the U.S. National Racewalk Team, McGovern underscores the importance of starting out with a regular, easy walk before progressing to a more vigorous pace. To avoid and reduce injury, he advocates mindfulness of correct posture and taking shorter, faster steps rather than long, stomping strides. He trains on a variety of surfaces, including everyday roads, tartan (rubber) running tracks, treadmills, dirt trails, grass, and even the occasional concrete sidewalk. “Changing up surfaces uses your muscles in different ways, which can help prevent overuse injuries that crop up from too much training on the same surfaces day in, day out,” he says.

Practical Essentials For optimal results on any surface, proper footwear is vital. “We would typically recommend a running shoe for any fitness-based walking,” says Josh Saint Cyr, store manager at New Balance, in Highland Park, Illinois. He notes that the right shoes are designed to help align gait and avoid pronation or supination that prompts the ankle to roll inward or outward with movement. “For a more customized experience, someone with medium or lower arches would want a shoe from the stability running section, and someone with higher arches would want a shoe from the cushioned running section.” In cases of tight calf muscles, Saint Cyr recommends stretching as a daily practice, even on non-exercise days. “Rollers or massage guns can be useful for immediate relief, but ultimately, stretching will help by reducing or eliminating tightness.”

Taking it Up a Notch Racewalking, the competitive and highly technical variety of power walking, takes place at track meets. “After you’ve built a base of miles, you can start sprinkling in some longer and faster workouts, and maybe even think about competition,” says McGovern. “There is a bit more technique involved in competitive racewalking, but once you get the hang of it, it will allow you to go much faster.” In the end, having a goal can be the best motivator. “For the athletes I coach, many of them in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond, racewalking and power walking gives a purpose to their workouts,” says McGovern. “One of my athletes has said that she hates to work out, but loves to train. Having the goal of a race over the horizon gives a lot of athletes a reason to get out the door every day.” Marlaina Donato is an author and composer. Connect at

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SOUR MOCK-A-RITA 1 cup and 2 Tbsp lime juice ¼ cup and 2 Tbsp orange juice 3 Tbsp agave nectar, plus more to taste 2½ cups and 2 Tbsp coconut water Few dashes of salt Lime wheels for garnish Lime wedges and sea salt to rim the glasses To salt the rims of four to six lowball or margarita glasses, pour a thin layer of salt onto a plate or a shallow bowl. Slide a lime wedge around the rim of the 42

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glass to wet it, or use a finger to apply the juice to the rim, then dip and twist the glass in the salt. Combine all of the drink ingredients in a pitcher. Stir. Fill the rimmed glasses with ice. Divide the margarita mix among the glasses. Garnish with lime wheels. From Mocktail Party: 75 Plant-Based, Non-Alcoholic Mocktail Recipes for Every Occasion, by Kerry Benson and Diana Licalzi.

s a former bartender, Katie Cheney enjoys mixing drinks for friends, and one night recently, in her San Francisco apartment, she tried out something new: an alcohol-free “Noquila Sunrise” made with a distilled, plant-based spirit. “I was actually pleasantly surprised. Even though we were drinking non-alcoholic drinks, we still had just as much fun as usual!” recalls Cheney, who blogs at In New York City, Marcos Martinez has begun drinking virgin piña coladas when out on the town with friends. “The feeling is surprisingly great since I don’t wake up with hangovers. More importantly, I’ve realized that I don’t have to use alcohol as a crutch for my social anxiety,” says Martinez, who owns the black gay lifestyle blog At Chicago’s Kumiko Japanese cocktail bar, owner Julia Momosé offers a menu of what she calls “Spiritfrees,” crafted without alcohol and with ingredients like yarrow, ume—a Japanese fruit—and cardamom. “Folks comment on how they appreciate that it is ‘more than just juice,’ or how surprised they are at their depth, texture and complexity,” she says. The “sober-curious”—people experimenting with alcohol-free beverages as a way of prioritizing their health and fitness over a short-lived buzz—are changing America’s drinking culture. For the first time in 20 years, fewer Americans are regularly drinking, reports Gallup, and tipplers are drinking measurably less than they did 10 years ago. No longer stuck with a seltzer while dodging questions from inquisitive imbibers, today the sober-inclined can sip from a vast array of sophisticated choices—from

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“You have your wits about you, you can drive if necessary, you are less likely to say or do something you might regret and you won’t have a hangover the next morning.” –Kerry Benson faux vodka in exotic, crafted drinks to prize-winning sparkling wines to low- and no-alcohol craft beer. No-booze options can be easily ordered at restaurants, picked up at supermarkets or delivered at home with a few online clicks. “The best part about having a fun, non-alcoholic beverage in hand is that you get the taste and experience of a cocktail or beer, just without the alcohol and potential negative side effects,” says dietitian Kerry Benson, co-author of Mocktail Party: 75 PlantBased, Non-Alcoholic Mocktail Recipes for Every Occasion. “You have your wits about you, you can drive if necessary, you are less likely to say or do something you might regret and you won’t have a hangover the next morning. And alcohol-free drinks are usually less expensive than their alcoholic counterparts.” Sober-curious strategies range widely. Some people start tentatively, but increasingly turn to non-alcoholic drinks because they prefer the taste, price and lower calorie count, as well as the diminished risk of heart and liver disease. Others may go cold turkey for a month or two to break a pandemic-induced habit, alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at a game or bar to avoid getting tipsy, or drink a Bloody Mary for a weekend brunch and virgin versions during the week to enhance work productivity. The sales of non-alcoholic beverages shot up 33 percent to $331 million in 2021, reports Nielsen, and online sales of non- and low-alcoholic beverages skyrocketed 315 percent. To compete for the Millennials-heavy market, distillers like Seedlip, Suntory and Lyre’s have created beverages evoking tequila, Campari and vodka; breweries like Guinness, Budweiser and Carlsberg and small crafters are offering robust-tasting near- and no-alcohol beers; and wineries are using distillation and reverse osmosis to produce fine, low-alcohol Cabernets, Chardonnays and other varieties. Niche products are growing: for example, Los Angeles-based Optimist Botanicals bills its gin-, vodka- and tequila-like botanical blends as being vegan, gluten-free and paleo- and keto-friendly. On the home front, people are making their own concoctions, often with natural and herbal ingredients, such as pears, tomatoes, cilantro and spices. “Garden-grown produce, windowsill herbs and farmers market finds are the ideal foundation for recipes, from tea sangrias to shaken mocktails,” says New Jersey cooking instructor and recipe developer Vanessa Young, creator of As an example, she says, “A slice of brûléed fruit gives a non-alcoholic drink a touch of smoky sweetness, plus it is so appealing in the glass.” Substance abuse counselors caution that beverages that mimic alcohol may not be a good route for recovery from serious alcohol abuse because they can reawaken destructive patterns. And con-

sumers are advised to look carefully at labels. “Alcohol-free” beer contains 0.0 percent alcohol. “Non-alcoholic” beer can contain up to 0.5 percent alcohol, but some have been found to contain up to 2 percent—not desirable if pregnant or in recovery. Still, says Karolina Rzadkowolska, author of Euphoric: Ditch Alcohol and Gain a Happier, More Confident You, “The popularity of alcohol-free drinks is changing a culture. We are going from a culture that glamorizes drinking at every social situation, with little valid excuse to decline, to a culture that gives people healthier options.” Health writer Ronica O’Hara can be contacted at OHaraRonica@

MAPLE PEAR SPARKLER ½ cup pure maple syrup ¼ cup filtered water 1 rounded tsp fresh pomegranate arils (about 12 arils, or seeds) 1 tsp fresh lemon juice ½ oz maple simple syrup 2¼ oz pear juice 2 oz sparkling mineral water Bartlett pear slices for garnish For the syrup, whisk to combine ½ cup maple syrup with ¼ cup filtered water in a small saucepan, and heat until small bubbles begin to form around the edge. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. In the meantime, to prepare the jewel-like pomegranate arils, score a fresh pomegranate cross-wise. Twist to separate into halves. Loosen the membrane around the edges and tap firmly with a wooden spoon over a bowl to collect the pomegranate arils. Continue to loosen the membrane and tap to release all the arils. For each drink, gently mash the pomegranate arils with lemon juice in a muddler, then add the mixture into a cocktail shaker, along with the syrup, pear juice and ice. Shake to chill, and strain into a glass to serve. Top with sparkling mineral water. Add a slice of ripe Bartlett or brûléed pear. Courtesy of Vanessa Young of April 2022





hile exploring Seattle, Jackie Lentz Bowman noticed some bushes filled with pink and orange berries. She discovered she could safely eat them by using the smartphone nature app called iNaturalist ( “I learned they were salmonberries and edible,” says the Chicago area photographer and birder. “I just had to try them. They were very similar to raspberries.” Bowman is among a growing number of people using their smartphones to enhance their nature experiences. Phone apps are available for free or a modest price to identi-


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fy mushrooms, bugs, birds, dragonflies, reptiles, beetles, wildflowers and other flora and fauna. “Whether it is to help identify a plant I’ve taken a photo of or to familiarize myself with what a bird looks like and sounds like, these are tools I’m always glad to have in my back pocket,” she explains. At least 6,300 nature apps were available in 2015, according to Paul Jepson and Richard Ladle, Oxford environmental scholars and co-authors of “Nature Apps: Waiting for the Revolution,” a research paper published in the Swedish environmental journal Ambio. Such programs are only beginning to scratch the surface of what is possible. They write, “As most people own a mobile phone today, the app—though a small device—is a major way conservationists could be reaching a huge audience with transformative possibilities.” Right now, some apps allow the user to point a smartphone to a plant or animal to get instant feedback on its common or scientific name. Others ask the user questions about what they are seeing and suggest an identity based on the answers. Some allow the user to interact with scientists, share their knowledge, record their observations and contribute to science. Perhaps the most popular nature app is iNaturalist, which has all those features and more. “Our mission has been to connect people to nature through technology,” says Scott Loarie, co-director of iNaturalist, a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society. “By 2030, we want to connect 100 million people to nature to facilitate science and conservation.” The app began as a master’s degree proj-


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ect at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2008, and today 2 million people have recorded about 100 million observations, covering one in six species on the planet. “iNaturalist has grown to the point where it’s helping take the pulse of biodiversity,” he adds. Newcomers are often mentored and helped with identifications by volunteers that are experts in different fields. One example is a worldwide competition called the City Nature Challenge in which beginning and advanced naturalists document urban flora and fauna for several days. During the event, people share their photos of plants and animals on iNaturalist. During Chicago’s Challenge, Eric Gyllenhaal, who blogs about nature on the city’s west side, found an uncommon species. “A Canadian expert helped confirm the identification as a bronze ground beetle native to Europe,” says Cassi Saari, project manager of natural areas for the Chicago Park District. “It’s an introduced species in Illinois and could have implications for wildlife in the region down the line.” Two other nature apps that Loarie likes are eBird ( and Merlin (Merlin., both administered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, in Ithaca, New York. With eBird, users can report on their phones a list of birds they’re seeing in the wild, including when and where, and the sightings are added to a database for scientific research.

Merlin is a field guide app to help folks identify the birds they are seeing. “Merlin has taken on authoring content with great descriptions of birds, something iNaturalist doesn’t do,” Loarie points out. “Merlin also just released sound recognition in the app, so people can identify birds by sound. It’s huge for birders.” Award-winning nature photographer Adriana Greisman, of Phoenix, says she uses both Merlin and iBird (, another field guide app, to identify birds in the wild and when processing photos. “These are great resources to identify unknown species and to learn about their behavior.” The favorite app of Joyce Gibbons, a volunteer at the Natural Land Institute, in Rockford, Illinois, is Odonata Central (, which focuses on her passion—dragonflies and damselflies, collectively called odonates. “I’ve loved solitary walks in the woods, prairies and other natural areas since I was a child,” she says. “I’ve always taken photos and tried to ID the many species I’ve observed. Now, with these apps on my phone, I feel like I am actually contributing to the scientific body of knowledge and connecting with other enthusiasts and not just keeping all this joy of discovery to myself.” Sheryl DeVore is an award-winning author of six books on science, health and nature. Connect at

NATURE APPS TO LEARN BY AUDUBON GUIDE: Search a field guide to 800 species of birds found in North America with tips on places to find them ( PICTURE INSECT: Identify thousands of different insects and learn about them using this entomologist in a pocket ( PICTURE MUSHROOM: Identify thousands of different mushrooms using a smartphone ( PLANTNET: Identify wild plants by posting photos. Images are compared to thousands of images from throughout the world in a database ( SEEK BY iNATURALIST: Seek uses data submitted to iNaturalist to show suggestions for species nearby, but unlike iNaturalist, findings made with Seek will not be shared publicly, making it safe for children to use. Users can earn badges as they discover wildlife ( pages/seek_app). TRAILLINK: Search a database of more than 40,000 miles of trails in the U.S. and download trail maps on a smartphone (

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calendar of events SATURDAY, APRIL 2 Trinity River Audubon Community Event Celebration – 9am-3pm. We will have indoor and outdoor activities, guided hikes, music and family-friendly activities. Free. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas. Registration required: TrinityRiver.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3 Oak Cliff Park Earth Day – 12-5pm. Features a diverse line-up of entertainment, environmental education booths and green vendors along with food and fun for the kids. Lake Cliff Park, 300 E Colorado Blvd, Dallas. Online: Redbird Mall: Developing for the Community – 12-1pm. Hear Peter Brodsky speak about the Redbird Mall development and how he hopes to provide equality to the people of South Dallas. Register:

Morning Bird Walk – 7:30-8:15am. Join us for a monthly bird walk and enjoy the grounds and our amazing, feathered friends. $10. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas. Registration required: TrinityRiver.


TUESDAY, APRIL 19 Online: Dallas College Just Earned a Silver STARS Rating – 12-1pm. Hear Brandon Morton, Dallas College’s assistant director of sustainability operations, explain what STARS is and how Dallas College ranks among other institutions throughout the world. Register:

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 THURSDAY, APRIL 7 Movies the Matter: A Fierce Green Fire – 7-9:30pm. A film by Academy Award-nominee Mark Kitchell is the first big picture exploration of the environmental movement, spanning 50 yrs of activism. Free. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, Fort Worth. Tinyurl. com/5eezyrv2.

Wildflower Walk – 11am-1pm. A walk through the native prairie meadow at the Kiest Conservation Area with Brian Halsell. The conservation area is an 88-acre tract of land with an island of native Texas prairie. Free. Kiest Conservation Area, 2324 W Kiest Blvd, Dallas. Friends

TUESDAY, APRIL 12 Online: Road to Sustainability: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – 12-1pm. Hear how the Dallas Fed practices sustainability internally, and how they practice sustainability across the Federal Reserve System. With Radhika Kanaskar. Register: Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting – 7pm. We’ve put together a “best of” from the Dallas

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Texoma Earth Day Festival – 9am-4pm. A community-wide, free, fun, family event where ordinary people learn practical things to improve the health of the planet, their children and themselves. Free admission. Sherman Municipal Grounds, 405 N Rusk, Sherman.

SUNDAY, APRIL 24 Bug Walk – 11am-1pm. A walk through the native prairie meadow at the Kiest Conservation Area with John Watts. Free. Kiest Conservation Area, 2324 W Kiest Blvd, Dallas.


Online: A Comedian’s Take on “What on Earth Can We Do About Climate Change?” – 12-1pm. Hear Dr. Matt Winning, a London-based Scottish climate change comedian. Be entertained and educated on climate change all at the same time. Register:

SATURDAY, APRIL 9 Earth Fest: An Earth & Arbor Day Celebration – 10am-2pm. Local vendors, food, storytelling, crafts, live performances, kids’ activities, free trees for Cedar Hill residents and more. Free. Alan E. Sims Recreation Center, 310 E Parkerville Rd, Cedar Hill. CedarHillTX. com/1958/April---Earth-Fest.

find out how other cultures celebrate Mother Earth Day. Play Earth Day Trivia and win a prize. Tarrant County College, Southeast Campus, ESCT HUB, 2100 Southeast Pkwy, Arlington.





Sierra Club outings to Big Bend National Park, including backcountry tales of physical effort and soul soothing solitude. Free. Brookhaven College, Bldg H, Geotechnology Institute, 3939 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch.


Online: Save the Whales with Cetacea Conservation Center – 12-1pm. Hear Executive Director Elsa Cabrera speak about the whales of Chile and how CCC helps to develop non-lethal research programs on cetaceans and their aquatic ecosystems with special emphasis on threatened species. Register: mdtbskxe.

E-Waste Recycling – 10:30am-1:30pm. Recycle computers, network and communications devices, CRTs and LCDs, point of sale equipment, wires and cables, other office equipment, consumer goods, batteries, appliances, and audio and video equipment. Free; some items have a disposal fee. Dallas College Mountain View Campus, 4849 W Illinois Ave, Dallas.




Earthx2022 – Apr 20-24. Expo, conference, festival. The largest green gathering on the planet held around Earth Day in April to celebrate progress, impact and innovation. It creates a fun and engaging atmosphere for thought, exploration and experiential learning. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, 650 S Griffin St, Dallas.

EarthFest – 11am-1pm. Biodiversity Education Center at Coppell Nature Park, 367 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell.

International Mother Earth Day – 11am-1pm. A celebration of Earth Day around the world and

Online: Dr. Robert Bullard: Sees Hope Amid Despair – 12-1pm. Dr. Robert D. Bullard, the father of environmental justice, will share his knowledge, experiences and insights on the future of the environmental justice movement. Register:

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Carrollton Runners Club Mile + 5K – 7:30am. A low-key 5K and 1-mile race every last Sun. McInnish Park, 2335 Sandy Lake Rd, Carrollton. Sunday Service/Meditation and Purification – 9-11:30am. Participate in meditation, chanting and readings from the Bible and Bhagavad Gita. 9-9:45am, Meditation and Purification; 1011:30am, Service. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126. Vegan Sunday Brunch at Spiral Diner – 9am3pm. Vegan diner and bakery since 2002. Sunday brunch features vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, breakfast quesadillas and organic mimosas. 1314 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth & 1101 N Beckley, Dallas.


Online: Zen to Go – 12-12:45pm. Mon-Thurs. An oasis in the middle of the day offering walking and sitting meditation followed by brief sharing. Donation accepted. Dallas Meditation Center, 810 We Arapaho Rd, Ste 98, Richardson. 972-432-7871. Hatha Yoga – 7-8pm. A gentle hatha yoga geared for all ages and levels with a special focus on breathing, meditation and a specific intention each sequence. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Dr, Dallas. 214-521-6157.

Meditation Mondays via Zoom – 7-8pm. Meditation Mondays focuses on the practice and the experience of various forms of meditation. Free. Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas. 972-233-7106.

tuesday Celebration Service Live – 11am. Meditation, music and lessons on YouTube live: Unity on Greenville Dallas, TX or Love offering. Unity on Greenville, 3425 Greenville Ave, Dallas. 214-826-5683. Sunday Meditation – 3:15-4:15pm. With Lynne Patterson. Class offers many meditation techniques and styles, with a focus on mindfulness and open awareness. $10. Yoga Mart, 2201 Tucker St, Ste 101, Dallas. 214-238-2433. Chakra Sound Meditation – 5-6:30pm. Includes chakra sounds and breathing techniques. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214521-6157.

Daily Harvest – 10-10:30am. Also Thurs. Join our horticulture team as they harvest fresh and seasonal produce in the garden. Included with garden admission or membership. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas. Details: Online: Ananda Yoga Sadhana Practice – 5:15-7:30pm. Also Thurs. Time to recalibrate and center through this transformational practice based on the yoga teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126. YES: A Young Adults Meditation Fellowship – 7-9pm. A meditation series for young adults in their 20s and 30s. Each evening will include a beginner-friendly walking and sitting meditation, Dharma teachings and refreshments afterwards. Donation. Dallas Meditation Center, 810 W Arapaho Rd, Ste 98, Richardson. 972-432-7871.

wednesday Online: Awakening Heart Meditation – 5-7pm. Interfaith mindfulness meditation, music and message based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Online: Metaphysics and Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Manifestation and mysticism: 2 sides of the spiritual coin. Let us practice together, while diving more deeply into universal principles and spiritual living. Open to all. Free. A Center for Spiritual Living, 4801 Spring Valley Rd, Ste 115, Dallas. 972-866-9988.

thursday ImpactNights – More info: Inclusive-Economy. org/impactnights. Online: Celebrate Recovery – 6:30pm. A safe community to find support, hope and freedom from the struggles and realities that we all face through transitions, hurt, pain, loss or addiction of any kind. Free. First United Methodist Church, 777 N Walnut Creek Dr, Mansfield. FirstMeth

Gentle Waves – 9:15-10:15am. A healing meditative practice that moves very slow and intentional. Gaia Flow Yoga, 3000 Blackburn St, Ste 140B, Dallas. Register: Dynamic Meditation – 10-11am. One of the active meditations compiled by Osho. Breath, jump, scream and shout, let it all go, then be in the bliss of silence and stillness. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157.

Online: Meditation for Everyone – 7-8:30pm. Classes are great for beginners that want to learn to meditate and great for more experienced meditators that want to expand their meditation. Must register:

Dallas Vegan Drinks – 6:30pm. Meets the 2nd Thurs each month at various veg-friendly locations for fellowship. Currently postponed.

friday Online: Friday Meditation Happy Hours – 5:30-6:15pm. Sessions begin every hour. Release stress with breath and gentle movements as you withdraw from the external and begin the journey within 15-min guided meditation. $10/session.

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Facilitated by Brother ChiSing. Donation accepted. Dallas Meditation Center, 727 S Floyd Rd, Richardson. 972-432-7871.

saturday Coppell Farmers Market – 8am-12pm. Yearround market. 768 W Main St, Coppell. Coppell Morning Tai Chi – 8:30am. Join Tai Chi Chuan instructor George Deerfield for this interactive class in developing strength, balance, improved breathing. Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas. Second Saturday Guided Hike – 8:30-9:30am. Learn about our surrounding habitat while you enjoy a hike. All ages. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas. Registration required:

Hot Yoga 201 on Zoom – 6:15pm. Open to all levels. This flowing-style class links the fundamental asanas (poses) of yoga linking body, mind and breath with music. Yoga4Love Studio Cabin, Ovilla.

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Meadow Bird Walk – 7:30-9:30am. Birders of all skill levels welcome. A variety of birding habitats explored, and an excellent cross section of North Texas bird species can be counted. Free. Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve, South gated entrance, behind intersection of Bass & Roberta drs, Plano.

Meet the Meadow Introductory Trail Walk – 3-4pm. An introductory trail walk which is appropriate for families and those new to The Meadow. Led by Texas Master Naturalists and Meadow Volunteers. Free. Details: Connemara

Earth Day Trail Runs – 7:30am. Join your fellow LLELA lovers for a run through the bottomland hardwood forest as we celebrate the opening of the newest addition to LLELA Nature Preserve, the Stewart Creek Trail. Includes: The Woods and Wetlands 6K+ and The Earth Day Dash. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Register:

Guided Trail – 10am-12pm. Experience the ecology, geology, flora and fauna of the Heard Sanctuary led by our trained guides. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566.

MONDAY, APRIL 4 Meet the Meadow Introductory Trail Walk – 10-11am. An introductory trail walk which is appropriate for families and those new to The Meadow. Led by Texas Master Naturalists and Meadow Volunteers. Free. Details: Connemara

TUESDAY, APRIL 5 Webinar: Eco-Friendly Shopping – 121:30pm. Find out about how to improve your eco-friendly shopping habits, drastically reduce your carbon footprint, food waste, and decrease your grocery bill. Free. Register: LiveGreenIn

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 Rain Barrels 101 Class – 12-1pm, online; 6-7pm, in-person. Class, geared toward first-time users, will teach you how to properly install, use and maintain your rain barrel(s). Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy. Register:

Container Gardening Class – 6-8pm. If you have a small yard, patio or balcony that needs a pop of color, are frustrated with the poor soils on your property or simply don’t have space to grow fruits and veggies in the ground, then give container gardening a try. Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy. Register:

SATURDAY, APRIL 16 A Chance to Hike – 10am-12pm. Free guided nature walk for members of the Special Needs community will take place along the wide and level crushed-granite surface of the Cottonwood trail. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required: 972-219-3550 or Earth Day Hike to Grapevine Lake – 10am12pm. Learn about the plants and animals who call BJNCP home, how we can help them, and the incredible history of the land. Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve, 355 E Bob Jones Rd, Southlake. Registration required: Tinyurl. com/4636n2f2.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 Garden Green, Keep It Clean Webinar – 12-1:30pm. Will cover a range of residential landscaping practices that promote water quality and healthy growth, including soil amendments, responsible weed and pest control, irrigation and more. Free. Register: LiveGreenInPlano.

Bird Walk – 7:30-11:30am. Join an expert birder as we explore prime birding locations on LLELA’s nature trails. Ages 10 & up. $5/vehicle. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required: 972-219-3550 or

Recycling Drop-Off – 10am-1pm. Items accepted include: paper for shredding, clothes/ housewares, electronics, pens/pencils/ markers, plastic bags and film, eyeglasses, metal hangars, medicine disposal. Flower Mound High School Parking Lot, 3411 Peters Colony Rd.

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Flower Mound Trash-Off – 8:30am-1pm. Volunteers will pickup supplies and return to the park after their cleanup at their assigned location. Food and entertainment provided at the park beginning at 12pm. Heritage Park. Pre-registration requested: Webinar: Drip Irrigation DIY – 9-10:30am. Whether you have an existing sprinkler system or just an outdoor faucet, learn how to install, convert and maintain a drip irrigation system. Register:

2022 CCMGA Spring Plant Sale – 9am-1pm. Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166, McKinney.


Shade Gardening – 9-11am. Learn how to plan and plant an attractive oasis of foliage and texture to delight the eye, even under the arching canopy of mature trees. Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy. Register:



ColorPalooza – 10am-7pm. Visitors show off their artistic abilities, watch skilled artists create one-of-a kind sculptures and paintings, and learn how to better care for the Earth and make their homes more environmentally friendly. Free admission. Some activities carry a nominal charge. Old Town Lewisville. LewisvilleColor Zip Line Day – 1-4pm. Guests climb a 23-ft tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487-ft Zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Pre-registration required. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 THURSDAY, APRIL 21 University of North Texas EarthFest – 4-7pm. Includes live entertainment, local vendors and student organizations, food and educational activities. EarthFest aims to be a low-waste event featuring recycling and composting. Library Mall (Union 314 & 333 if rain). StudentAffairs.

Shred Event – 9am-1pm. Open to all and no box limit. First come, first served. Free. Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Rd, Plano. Info: Plant Sale – Apr 30-May 1. 9am-5pm, Sat; 1-5pm, Sun. Offer a huge selection of the best plants for North Central Texas gardens: Natives, hard-to-find herbs and well-adapted plants. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. Heard

NOTE: All calendar events must be received via email by the 10th of the month and adhere to our guidelines. Email for guidelines and to submit entries. No phone calls or faxes, please.

daily Grapevine Farmers Market – 9am-6pm, Sun; 8am-8pm, Mon-Sat. Eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products. 520 S Main St, Ste 203, Grapevine. 817-527-7446. FarmersMar

Star Coyote Events – Monthly events include gong, Tibetan bowl and crystal bowl sound journeys, shamanic journey with a drum dance, kid’s energy and creativity events, and a Wed morning class series. Please see the calendar at for the exact dates and times as they change each month or call 469-344-6484.

sunday Frisco Fresh Market – 10am-4pm. Also Sat, 8am-4pm. Frisco Fresh Market, 9215 John W Elliott Dr, Frisco. 844-776-2753. FriscoFresh Sunday Celebration Service Agape Center for Spiritual Living – 10am, meditation; 10:30am, service. Noah’s Event Venue, 5280 Town Square Dr, Plano. Rev Lee Wolak: 972-468-1331. Sunday Worship: Unity Spiritual Center of Denton Service – 10am, coffee; 11am, service. Unity takes spiritual principles and makes them practical in your life. 6071 New Hope Rd, Krugerville. 214-453-0218. Sunday Brunch –10am-3pm. Serves up farmto-table shared plates, 72 taps (wine & craft beer), and a welcoming atmosphere to create a unique dining experience. Craft & Vine, 310 S Oak St, Roanoke. 817-464-8181. CraftAndVine. Restaurant.

Horizon UU Worship Service – 10:30am12pm. Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, 1641 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton. 972-4924940.



Dairy Farm Tours – Mon-Sat, by appt only. Experience life on a dairy farm with an educational tour including how and what cows are fed, the benefits of grass-crop based feed (silage), the milking parlor, bottle feeding baby calves along with the learning the benefits of drinking raw milk vs pasteurized milk. Everyone gets samples of milk. $7/person age 2 & up. Circle N Dairy, 2074 County Road 446, Gainesville. 940-372-0343.

tuesday Buddhist Sangha Online – 7-9pm. The meeting of Horizon’s Buddhist covenant group. Meditation and study of the 8-Fold Path. Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church:

at LLELA is different, and we never know what we’ll find. All ages. $5/vehicle. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required: 972-219-3550 or Blackland Prairie Raptor Center First Saturdays – 10am-2pm. Meet raptors up-close. Take guided prairie hikes. Kids activities. Bring a picnic lunch. Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, 1625 Brockdale Park Rd, Lucas. Erich Neupert: 972-442-7607.

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Mystic Mandala Meditations – 6:30-7:30pm. Guided by Vijay Moksha. A non-denominational mindfulness practice to evolve consciousness; to go beyond the mind using the mind itself.

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