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Freedom to Live in the New Year

Everybody has their own Mount Everest they were put on this Earth to climb.”

~ Seth Godin

As I contemplate embarking upon a new year, the word freedom springs to mind— what a wonderful, immeasurable blessing. Beyond the basic freedoms America stands for; founded on democratic governance and unalienable rights for all, we have hourly opportunities to enjoy increasing mental, emotional and spiritual freedom.

Who couldn’t use more freedom from the slavery of bad habits, self-blame, mental stagnation and fearfulness? All of which, by the way, are covered by Christ’s gift of grace received, accepted and lived.

I rejoice to have been set free from feeling disappointed about some business goals I didn’t accomplish this past year, acknowledging that opportunities, by their very nature, keep on coming. I’ve also been liberated from carrying around guilt—and that’s the important part—for the pounds gained, not taking better care of my health and losing touch with the friends and family I didn’t yet call, write, pray for or take the time to hang out with.

Then there are all the books I needed to read, but didn’t (including some I bought and still haven’t opened). I wish I’d prayed more for our country, for the least and the lost in the world, and for more significant actions in sustaining the integrity of Earth’s environment— from recycling consistently to championing clean air. Yes, I worked some Sundays, and I’m sure we all have such a list. But whew, how great to let ourselves be sprung from the prison of all that baggage so that we can move on and progress.

Underlying it all is a recent epiphany that continues to give me great joy: that goal setting, for me, is not about applying human will to force a list of things to do in all aspects of life on January 1. Rather, it’s about prayerfully and gently yielding to a Higher Power—a power directing me to highlight intentions of things to be, do and pursue that have emerged in my thinking over the last year.

However you manage it and whatever your goals for 2022, I hope you will include reading Natural Awakenings of Dallas every month. I also hope you will make it a point to contact me and let us know what you would like to see more of in these pages. For starters, please look for our annual Healthy Living Healthy Planet Resource Directory in April, intended as a handy, user-friendly, year-round reference.

I feel blessed to be given another year’s opportunity to become a better person as I work alongside you all to make our local, national and global community a better place to live. Thank you for spreading the word by your living example that healthy living is green, and green living is healthy.


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8 Dallas Metroplex Edition 38 18 A NEW YEAR IN HEALTH AND FITNESS 20 BRAIN POWER BOOSTERS Tips to Preserve Memory at Any Age 22 LIFESTYLE MEDICINE AT WILLOWBEND HEALTH & WELLNESS 24 FITNESS DELIVERED Benefits of an In-Home Personal Trainer 26 WHOLE PERSON APPROACH TO FITNESS 27 MILTON MILLS on Optimizing Health with a Plant-Based Diet 28 THE PERILS OF PLASTIC CLOTHING Embracing Slow Fashion and Sustainable Fabrics 30 COOLING THE FIRE WITHIN Healthy Eating Tips to Ease Chronic Inflammation 34 WELCOMING THE UNKNOWN 30 36 Contents DEPARTMENTS 10 news briefs 10 event briefs 12 kudos 12 event spotlight 14 health briefs 16 global briefs 22 community spotlight 24 fit body 26 community spotlight 27 wise words 28 green living 30 conscious eating 34 inspiration 36 natural pet 38 healing ways 40 calendars 42 classifieds 43 community resource guide 20
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Organic Farm Tours

The Texas Organic Farmers & Growers Association will be held from January 29 through 31 at Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas-Mesquite. Farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals and advocates from all over Texas will share ideas, network, build community and have fun with three days of in-depth workshops and learning sessions, plus offsite intensives and a farm tour of Eden's CSA, in Balch Springs ($20), at 10 a.m., and Joppy Momma's Farm, in Dallas ($20), at 2 p.m., January 29. The keynote speaker is Lucille Contreras, CEO of the Texas Tribal Buffalo Project. Other highlights include a Farm Feast, a trade show and a bookstore.

Green Source Awards

Workshops and activities include Profiting from Pastured Animals at Windy Meadows Farm; Beginning Farmer Workshop at Owenwood Farm and Neighbor Space; Farmers Assisting Returning Military; and Small Farm Tractor & Equipment Maintenance.

Location: 1700 Rodeo Dr., Mesquite. For more information, To register for a pre-conference workshop and the TOFGA conference, visit For more information, call 512-656-2456 or email

Celebrate the Weather at Frigid Runs

The Dallas Running Club (DRC) will hold their Frigid 5K and 10K runs on January 7 at Winfrey Point House. Since 1969, the DRC has been helping runners stay connected, motivated and supported. Membership includes free and discounted races, access to training programs, perks with local and national retailers and more. The club has grown to nearly 2,000 members with monthly races, events and training programs. Bib pick-up occurs race morning at Winfrey Point House from 6:30 to 7:50 a.m. Awards will be given to overall winners of 5K and 15K, as well as age group awards for 5K and 15K. Racers must be in attendance to receive an award.

Location: 950 E. Lawther Dr., Dallas. For more information and to register, visit

Green Source DFW Awards were held on December 4, 2022, in Fort Worth, hosted by Green Source DFW and its parent nonprofit, the Memnosyne Institute. These are the winning green leaders, activists and volunteers.


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Kim Aman of Dallas and Suzanne Tuttle


Akash Munshi and Brand Richter


John MacFarlane


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Tolbert Greenwood and Lon Burnam

In recent years, Burnam has been an activist for Nuke Free Texas, a coalition fighting against a proposed a high-level nuclear waste dump in West Texas.

Natural Awakenings Dallas Metro was a media sponsor for the awards. For complete information, visit Tinyurl. com/22GSAwardsRecap.

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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

Dallas has earned the joint commission Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association heartcheck mark for comprehensive heart attack center certification. Texas Health Dallas is the first facility in Texas and the fourth hospital in the nation to receive this level of certification.

Reviewers evaluated the quality of the hospital’s treatment of acute coronary syndrome that causes sudden reductions in blood flow to the heart and STEMI, one of the most common and lethal types of heart attacks.

Critical Care and Cardiology Director Melinda Hirshouer, DNP, RN, says, “It validates the commitment and effort for the multidisciplinary care that our patients receive, from the identification and treatment of coronary artery disease to the prevention and treatment of heart attacks, and finally, to recovery and cardiac rehabilitation.”

For more information, visit TexasHealth. org/locations/texas-health-dallas.

Parker Invictus Seminars in Las Vegas


Seminars is hosting the annual world’s largest chiropractic expo and seminar event, Invictus, in February at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino from February 23 to 25, full of inspiration, learning and networking for those in the chiropractic profession.

Keynote speakers include Tim Tebow, Ed Mylett and other wellknown industry professionals for continuing education, networking, a huge live expo and entertainment. Tebow is a two-time national champion Heisman Trophy winner, first-round NFL draft pick and former professional baseball player. Mylett is a successful entrepreneur who has blended his unique experiences with a diverse set of practical strategies that have made him one of the most sought-after inspirational speakers in the world. Other prestigious speakers include Robynne Chutkan, Jim Kwik, Angela Duckworth, Anna Lembke and others.

The inaugural Abstracts for Clinical Evidence program will overlap with this event. This venue provides an opportunity to share new evidence directly to clinicians prepared by an international team of clinicians and scientists using iPosters, an online, interactive, multimedia virtual poster platform.

Parker University is the fourth-fastest growing college in Texas and the fastest-growing college in Dallas, with more than 1,800 students and more than 35 academic programs, including its famed chiropractic program, and master’s degrees in neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, strength and human performance, and functional nutrition.

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Multiple Benefits for Early Rising Active Seniors

A New Look at Saturated Fat

For decades, conventional wisdom has been that consuming saturated fat is a surefire way to sabotage cardiovascular health, clog arteries and advance the path to a heart attack. A new paper published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology looked at the relationship between consuming saturated fat and the development of cardiovascular disease by conducting a review of articles published between 2010 and 2021 on the subject. The researchers found there is no scientific ground to demonize saturated fat as a cause of cardiovascular disease, and saturated fat naturally occurring in nutrient-dense foods can be safely included in the diet.

Older adults that consistently get up early and stay active throughout the day are happier and perform better on cognitive tests than those with irregular activity patterns, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. The researchers studied 1,800 adults 65 or older and divided them into four subgroups of activity patterns: earlier rising/robust, shorter activity duration/less modellable, shorter active periods/very weak and later activity offset/very weak. Both groups with weak rhythms had twofold odds of clinically significant depression symptoms and cognitive performance deficits. As we age, disruption in activity patterns may be common. More research is needed into why earlier and robust patterns appear to be protective and whether modifying disrupted patterns improves health outcomes.

Two Cups of Tea May Avert Early Death

A few cups of black tea a day might help to avoid an early death, a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests. Among nearly half a million adults ranging from 40 to 69 years old, those that consumed two or more cups of tea a day saw a modest, but lower risk for all causes of mortality over a median follow-up of more than 11 years. Participants of the large cohort study, called UK Biobank, self-reported tea intake from 2006 to 2010, while researchers noted mortality from all causes, including cardiovascular disease, ischemic heart disease, stroke and respiratory disease. The researchers concluded that drinking more than two cups of tea per day can be part of a healthy diet.

Glycine and NAC May Delay Aging

A new clinical trial by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, found that a combination of N-acetyl cysteine and glycine (GlyNAC) boosted glutathione—often referred to as the body’s master antioxidant—and improved or reversed many signs of aging. Twenty-four older adults and 12 young adults were studied. The older group was randomized to receive either GlyNAC or a placebo for 16 weeks, and the younger adults received GlyNAC for two weeks.

Participants were studied before, after two weeks and after 16 weeks of supplementation to assess glutathione concentrations, oxidative stress, mitochondrial fatty-acid oxidation, molecular regulators of energy metabolism, inflammation, endothelial function, insulin resistance, aging hallmarks, gait speed, muscle strength, walking (via a six-minute test), body composition and blood pressure. Supplementing with GlyNAC in the older adults was found to improve or correct these markers. Researchers concluded that this nutritional supplementation was a safe, well-tolerated and effective method for improving or reversing multiple, age-associated abnormalities to promote health in aging adults.

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Parental Depression May Affect Childhood Development

According to a new study funded by the Welsh government, children that live with a parent that has depression are more likely to also develop depression and not achieve educational milestones. Information on children born in Wales from 1987 to 2018, as well as their parents, was used in the study.

The researchers found that living with a parent with depression is detrimental to a child’s outcome, but having a parent that has had a history of depression, even prior to the birth, increases the risk of depression and lowers the educational attainment of the child. The highest level of childhood depression risk was associated with exposure to a mother that had depression both before and after the birth of the child.

The risk of failing school exams was highest when the child was exposed to either a mother or father (or another stable male figure) with a history of depression, both before and after the child’s birth. These results suggest that exposure to a chronically depressed parent(s) is important in determining if the child will develop depression and have trouble with schoolwork.

Other findings included: having no father figure in the child’s life resulted in a higher risk of childhood depression and poorer results in school, and having a father with depression was associated with poorer results in school.

Depression is an issue that impacts the entire family, not just an individual. Taking a whole-family approach to addressing mental health will help ensure positive outcomes for both parents and children in the long term

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Sea Soundscapes Help Regrow Oyster Reefs

In new research published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, Australian scientists amplified the natural sounds of the sea via underwater speakers, inducing baby oysters to swim toward desirable locations for regrowing oyster reefs. Thousands more larvae swam to those locations than to control areas to settle on bare rocks. Oyster reef restoration in Australia and globally is viewed as a way to re-establish healthy ecosystems. Shellfish filter and clean large volumes of water as they feed, and shell piles provide habitat for fish.

Many marine animals use sound to communicate over long distances, because it can carry more information than sight or smell underwater. Healthy reefs emit crackles and pops from shrimp and fish as they feed, and that makes oyster larvae aware of a healthy habitat for them to settle on a rock and begin growing their shell.

The researchers recorded sounds from the healthy Port Noarlunga Reef and played them underwater near two large reef restoration sites offshore from Adelaide and the Yorke Peninsula. They attracted up to 17,000 more oysters per square meter to these sites and close to four times more large oysters grew in the test areas over the next five months, further accelerating habitat growth.

Mechanical Devices Inefficient at Removing Ocean Plastic

A new study led by researchers from the International Marine Litter Research Unit at the UK University of Plymouth suggests that while mechanical devices like Seabin do remove plastics and other items of marine litter, the quantities can be comparatively low and they may trap marine organisms. Scientists have been studying the issue of marine microplastics for more than 20 years.

The Seabin device continuously takes in water via a submersible pump that is then filtered, returning clean water to the area while leaving the litter in a catch bag. Hundreds around the world are said to have captured more that 2.5 million kilograms of litter from calm, sheltered environments like marinas, ports and yacht clubs.

The study found that the equivalent to 58 items a day were collected, mainly comprised of plastic pellets, polystyrene balls and plastic fragments. The Seabin also captured one marine organism for every 3.6 items of litter, or around 13 a day, including sand eels, brown shrimp and crabs. Around 60 percent were found dead.

During the study, five manual trawls were conducted at the same marina using nets from pontoons or vessels which collected an average of 19.3 grams of litter during cleaning periods of up to five minutes. The Seabin only captured the equivalent of 0.0059 grams in the same time. The researchers say that based on their findings, the device was of minimal benefit at this location.

Our Helium Is Running Out

Liquid helium, the world’s coldest element, is needed to operate the magnets in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines. The high-resolution, 3-D images generated by this critical medical tool allow doctors to see details in the body that might not show up on X-rays, so that they can diagnose brain tumors, strokes, spinal cord injuries, liver disease and cancer.

Helium is a nonrenewable element found deep underground, and supplies are becoming harder to find for the Federal Helium Reserve, in Texas. Russia was gearing up to supply nearly a third of the world’s reservoir, but the war in Ukraine has halted trade. Phil Kornbluth, president of Kornbluth Helium Consulting, says that four of five major U.S. helium suppliers are rationing the element, prioritizing the healthcare industry over less essential customers. Donna Craft, a regional construction manager for Premier, Inc., which contracts with helium suppliers for about 4,000 hospitals, says, “Helium is on allocation, for sure.”

Inside an MRI magnet, helium lets the current travel resistance-free. Harvard University physicists Amir Yacoby and Philip Kim shut down about half of their projects. Kim says, “There’s only a finite amount of helium in the Earth’s crust. Once it evaporates off, it’s completely lost into outer space.”

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Farmers Benefit from Harvesting Solar Energy

Researchers calculate that devoting about 1 percent of U.S. farmland to agrivoltaics, the emerging practice of integrating solar installations with working farmland, would satisfy about 20 percent of present electricity demand. Agrivoltaics can reduce emissions, save water and possibly even boost crop yields.

A 2019 study from the University of Utah and Oregon State University found that the best places for solar installations tend to be the areas where we already grow food, because photovoltaic (PV) panels lose their efficiency at higher temperatures. By elevating the panels far enough above the ground, we can essentially harvest the sun twice, according to University of Arizona researcher Greg Barron-Gafford. Enough sunlight to grow crops gets past the panels, which act as a shield against extreme heat, drought and storms.

Solar panels reduce the amount of sunlight hitting the soil, “which means you have less evaporation of water,” says Barron-Gafford. He and his team were able to triple the yield of chiltepin peppers by growing them under PV panels on test plots versus unshaded control plots. Cherry tomato output doubled, and the soil on the PV plots retained 5 to 15 percent more moisture between waterings. “The plants aren’t just freeloading under the solar, they actually help the panels become more efficient,” he adds.

School Districts Getting Electric Buses

A $1 billion effort to electrify school buses will provide renewable fuel vehicles for around 400 school districts, including Indigenous tribal lands, Puerto Rico and American Samoa. At present, fewer than 1 percent of the country’s 500,000 school buses are electric or run on low-emission fuels. The government grant program wants to reduce children’s exposure to harmful exhaust from diesel buses as part of a broader effort to address climate change and environmental justice by making it easier for communities to have access to zero-emission vehicles. The funds come from $5 billion that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency received to purchase around 2,300 electric buses. Many will be available to select school districts by the start of the next school year, with the rest by the end of this year.

A 2021 study found that even brief exposure to air pollution, including wildfire smoke and car exhaust, can alter a child’s DNA and increase their risk of heart and lung problems as adults. Seventy percent of students from low-income families take a bus to school, increasing their exposure to diesel exhaust. Children of color, in particular, are more likely to live near heavy transit routes, industrial facilities and other sources of vehicular and industrial pollution. This is in large part due to historic housing, zoning and transit policies that leave Black and Brown communities with few options.

Predicting Earthquakes with a Phone App

Earthquakes usually strike without warning, leaving people no advance notice to take cover. When a temblor occurs, it sends seismic P waves through the ground that a Google app called MyShake can detect with a network of 1,300 U.S. Geological Survey sensors.

All smartphones have accelerometers that can pick up earthquake signals. When triggered, the phone sends a message to a detection server with location data to piece together where the earthquake is occurring. When four sensors are triggered simultaneously and the data meets the right criteria, the system determines that stronger S waves, which can cause damage and hurt people, may be imminent. The Federal Emergency Management Agency interprets that data and sends out alerts via the ShakeAlert system.

During a recent 4.8 magnitude Bay Area earthquake, more than 1 million Android users received messages seconds before the event. Robert de Groot, a member of the ShakeAlert team, says, “One of the things we’re trying to do is build an earthquake early warning industry.” Equipping phones to pick up signals is a cheaper and quicker solution than planting larger sensors 10 feet underground in earthquake-prone areas.

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A New Year in Health and Fitness

2023 marks the first full year after the pandemic when everything is open and we are resuming our former lives. Many people are returning to the gym, taking group exercise classes, swimming laps at the community center and playing pickle ball at an indoor court. We rise out of the COVID-19 devastation with renewed purpose. Here is a glimpse at how two fitness experts in North Texas are approaching the “new normal”, as people seek to fulfill their New Year’s resolution of finally getting fit.

At the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center (AFJCC), social interactions and family-friendly activities take center stage. “When you’re surrounded by other people, the social aspect is what keeps people coming back,” says Daniel Taylor, general manager of sports, fitness and wellness. “For a lot of people, this is one of their few social outlets; that’s a huge driver right now as people were so isolated, especially at the beginning of the pandemic. The social piece is important at any age, even more so for our senior population. They had very little social contact, and coming back for classes or for lunch or programming is

New to the AFJCC, all clients have an opportunity to meet with fitness experts to evaluate goals and prescribe the best approach to reaching them. The idea is to set specific, attainable, measurable and time-restricted objectives and benchmarks, as opposed to a general, vague notion of spending 30 minutes on the treadmill.

“People don’t often think outside of the box. We go to what’s comfortable, and we don’t want to challenge ourselves with anything new,” Taylor says. In addition to structure, the experts will prescribe variety—perhaps adding a yoga

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and work on different muscle groups, two surefire ways to improve motivation and jumpstart results. Shorter-length classes for smaller fitness bites are also being added.

Some AFJCC measures adopted during the pandemic will remain long-term, including virtual class offerings for people that are traveling or shy about group settings, and a dedicated app for members. Taylor calls them “COVID keepers”, noting, “As an industry, we were forced to be creative during the pandemic. As we reopen, I’m hoping we keep that innovative spirit going. Meeting people where they are and providing services and programs in a variety of different ways is a lesson learned after the pandemic. We’re looking for ways to communicate and educate our membership base and our community, even if we’re not inside of these walls.”

Taylor worries that people will become complacent now that the worst of the pandemic is over. “Human beings fall back into old habits. It’s important that, pandemic or no pandemic, we’re always keeping our future self in mind,” he says.

According to Tyler Cooper, M.D., president and CEO of Cooper Aerobics, in Dallas, “We’ve been practicing for over 50 years the concept of prevention, and the pandemic showed the power of prevention at the highest level. People who hadn’t taken as good care of themselves with regards to diet, weight and exercise on average had the biggest problems with COVID as opposed to those who were in better health. I think the pandemic was a wakeup

call for people that you need to do your part in taking care of yourself. Your health is your responsibility.”

Many studies over the last 40 years demonstrate that people making healthy lifestyles choices are more likely to live longer, enjoy higher quality of life, avoid chronic disease and have lower healthcare costs, Tyler says, noting, “COVID didn’t take over as the number one killer in the United States during the pandemic. It never stopped being heart disease, which kills a third of all Americans, and we know that lifestyle choices are specifically correlated to the risk of dying of heart disease.”

Cooper believes that most people have a dramatically overestimated opinion of what it means to be fit. “A lot of that is a byproduct of marketing,” he explains. “You don’t have to look like that person in the athletic wear commercial who is young and in tremendous shape. You don’t have to run 10Ks. You get a huge return on investment for very little effort when it comes to being fit. Just walking 30 minutes most days of the week is enough for most people.”

week, maybe you ate too much one night or you missed a week of exercise, give yourself grace, try again and get back on track. Fitness is a journey, not a destination.”

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Individuals also tend to set unrealistic goals. “They’re almost setting themselves up for failure,” Cooper says. “I encourage my patients to go for bite-sized improvements that are maintainable over a long period of time. Do your best to stick with it. If you have a bad

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Although it is completely normal to feel like our memories are failing us as we get older, this is not the time to panic. Regardless of age, it is always possible to learn, store and recall information, and there are numerous practices we can adopt to nourish and optimize our brains. Whether we’re looking for the car keys in all the wrong places or experiencing way too many tip-of-the-tongue moments, it may be high time to adopt the brain-boosting recommendations by these four experts.

Eating for Cognitive Power

“Having a better memory now and in the future means taking care of your brain and

making the right lifestyle choices to slow down the aging process,” says Annie Fenn, M.D., founder of, who believes that what we choose to eat is one the most significant decisions we make each day.

Foods high in antioxidants like vitamins C and E, beta carotene and selenium have been shown to slow age-related memory loss. Think berries, grapes (which contain resveratrol, a memory-enhancing compound), beets, broccoli, almonds, avocados, carrots, eggs, salmon, onions and dark, leafy greens.

Avoid foods high in saturated and trans fats, which can increase “bad” cholesterol and lower “good” cholesterol. Studies find

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that high cholesterol diets can increase the risk of memory loss, among other cognitive functions.

Whole grains and legumes like cracked wheat, whole-grain couscous and lentils are complex carbohydrates that boost the brain by providing a steady, sustained supply of glucose, and are high in folate, the memory-boosting B vitamin.

Finally, don’t forget to include culinary herbs like curcumin, rosemary, saffron, oregano and mint. They all help support brain health, especially saffron, which contains a potent constituent called crocin that is associated with slowing cognitive decline in human and animal studies.

Brain-Nourishing Supplements and Stress Reduction

Wendy Warner, M.D., the founder of Medicine in Balance, an integrative healthcare practice in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, recommends Ginkgo biloba (one of the oldest living tree species in the world) and ginseng, which have both been found to help enhance memory with their neuroprotective and antioxidant effects. Noting that the brain works best with adequate nourishment, she asserts that these supplements can play a role in increasing blood circulation to the brain, thus improving its function.

Also on her list are Bacopa monnieri for its antioxidant capacity, Rhodiola rosea for its neuroprotective and antioxidant effects and licorice (Glycirrhiza glabra) for its ability to increase circulation in the central nervous system.

Warner recommends regular stress management techniques like yoga, qigong and tai chi as well, noting, “These all help lower inflammation and cortisol (an inflammatory stress hormone) and have been shown to improve memory.”

Medicinal Herbs for Mental Clarity

Heather Houskeeper is a certified herbalist, long-distance hiker and author. When venturing out into the wild, she is able to spot and identify hundreds of medicinal herbs, including her favorite, top five

memory boosters, starting with Ginkgo biloba, as well as:

ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus officinalis) supports healthy blood flow to the brain. It can be enjoyed through food, tea or diffused as aromatherapy.

ASHWAGANDHA (Withania somnifera), traditionally ingested as food or tea, can support mental alertness, focus and clarity of mind. Mix ashwagandha powder with warm milk, hot water or broth.

HOLY BASIL (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is rich in antioxidants and supports cerebral circulation. Enjoy this delicious and fragrant herb as tea up to three times per day, use in cooking or take as a tincture.

GOTU KOLA (Centella asiatica) is a restorative herb that can support alertness and mental clarity. It is also popularly used as a tea, tincture or extract for up to 14 days at a time.

Slumber Savvy

Insufficient sleep can result in a variety of cognitive problems, including memory loss. Those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common sleep disorder condition that affects breathing, should not ignore it.

High-quality sleep is key to reactivating memories, especially recalling the names of people we’ve recently met, according to Northwestern University researchers.

Other experts have reported a strong association between sleep and the formation of memories. Strive for uninterrupted and deep sleep, as follows:

n The ideal amount for most adults is between seven and nine hours a night.

n Wind down before bed with a consistent routine like reading, stretching or meditation.

n Keep the bedroom cool—somewhere around 65° F— and dark.

n Shut off all electronics.

n Avoid late-day caffeine, alcohol and spicy, heavy meals too close to bedtime.

Treating OSA is important to improve both sleep and brain health, says Thomas M. Holland, M.D., of the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, explaining, “Impaired sleep can lead to biochemical processes that can impact memory and cognition.”

Sheryl Kraft writes about health and wellness for Sage by Gaia and a variety of print and online media sources. Visit SherylKraft. com and to read more of her work.

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Lifestyle Medicine at Willowbend

Dr. Phyllis Gee, founder of Willowbend Health & Wellness, practices lifestyle medicine, which emphasizes diet, stress, sleep and other preventative measures to address health issues and help patients become partners in their own health journey.

Gee was born in Baltimore and raised in Long Island, New York, by her aunt and uncle after her mother died at age 45 from breast cancer. That experience would later play a role in her decision to become a medical doctor, but during high school, she wanted to be a nutritionist. “It didn’t make sense that someone that didn’t even eat many vegetables decided to major in nutrition in college,” Gee muses, but realizes in retrospect that an interest in preventative health was taking root during her teens.

During undergraduate studies at Cornell University, Gee took a summer internship promoting healthy eating in East Harlem, New York. There, she gained more insight into the work of nutritionists and was intrigued by the clinical aspects of the profession, inspiring a change of major to premed. After graduation, she was accepted at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, in Detroit.

Gee chose the OB/ GYN specialty because she could serve younger patients through preventative care, perform surgery and deliver babies. She worked in public health for the National Health Service Corps while serving on the faculty of Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital at Harlem Hospital Center, in New York City.

Gee and her husband eventually opted for a more relaxed lifestyle and lower cost of

living by moving to Dallas after visiting the area during one of his business trips. Here, Gee worked for the Cigna insurance health maintenance organization, but her interest in preventative care continued to grow. She learned more about chiropractic medicine and took nutrition classes that taught her new and different information.

After completing functional medicine training through the Kresser Institute Adapt Practitioner Functional Medicine Training program, Gee opened Willowbend Health & Wellness in 2019. Having her own practice allows her to speak more authoritatively about getting well and staying well through prevention.

Maintaining Healthy Lifestyles

Gee meets patients where they are and educates them about her services, along with preventative lifestyle measures such as diet, stress management and sleep. “If people address those three issues first, often they will find health challenges improve even without supplements or detailed lab testing,” she says.

Her especially designed programs, such as Restore Your Health Metabolic Reset, address common disorders that include car-

diovascular issues and diabetes. Gee’s Women’s Wellness program features preventive hormone and health management options, and sexual wellness options like non-surgical treatment for urinary incontinence or low libido.

Gee has a 10-week program that compris-

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“Functional medicine offers an opportunity to restore heath before resorting to pharmaceuticals.

es educational modules patients can access virtually online. Because many health issues stem from obesity, she provides guidance for healthy, achievable, weight loss, along with whole body detoxification and movement. “I tell people that joining a gym and doing intensive exercise is not necessarily required, but movement is,” Gee explains. “Doing low-intensity, restorative exercise like yoga is also very beneficial.”

Optimal health begins with healing the gut, which can be damaged by processed foods and sedentary lifestyles, Gee advises. She recommends supplements when necessary, such as vitamin D complex, turmeric and omega-3s, yearly detoxification and mental wellness measures such as maintaining social networks with family and friends and building mind-body connections through meditation or prayer.

Many people begin their new year with ambitious health and fitness goals, but sometimes falter midway through the year. Gee recommends intermittent fasting or time-restricted eating as an approachable way to maintain health goals and healthy weight. Intermittent fasting involves not eating for periods ranging from hours to days. Gee says eating within a certain time frame can help improve digestion and allow the body to rest and restore while sleeping.

Gee doesn’t advocate completely restricting certain foods, but rather maintaining a balanced diet that includes organic foods when possible. Regular checkups, monthly self-breast exams and periodic lab work round out her wellness recommendations. She says, “Functional medicine offers an opportunity to restore heath before resorting to pharmaceuticals. Drugs have a place, but catching issues early can allow us to take a natural approach.”

Willowbend Health & Wellness is located at 4601 Old Shepherd Pl., Bldg. 2, Ste. 201, in Plano. For more information, call 469-361-4000 or visit Willowbend

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We know that food is a medicine, perhaps the most powerful drug on the planet with the power to cause or cure most disease. ~Dr. Mark Hyman


It’s a new year—the perfect opportunity to set positive intentions for a fresh start.

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to be healthier, but according to research, only 46 percent of people that set such a goal are successful in keeping it at the six-month mark, largely due to having unrealistic expectations or not keeping track of progress. To detox from the holidays, look and feel better—and stick to a resolution without becoming another statistic—an in-home personal trainer may be the perfect solution.

Benefits of In-Home Personal Training

According to Jenna Scott, of J Scott Wellness, an American Council on Exercise-certified trainer and health coach who has worked as a personal trainer for more than 15 years, “The benefits to in-home training are countless. It takes many of the perceived (or not-soperceived) obstacles out of the equation. From taking out travel time in our busy day to simply feeling more comfortable in our home, in-home training is a great alternative to the traditional gym.”

Because workouts are individually tailored to each client, they can be more efficient and effective. For those with busy schedules, in-home personal training provides the consistency needed to attain fitness goals with the added benefit of convenience—no commuting to a gym, waiting for equipment or finding child care. It can also be done at any hour

of the day, rather than within the confines of a gym’s hours. Some people may be hesitant to go to a gym, and the privacy of working out in the comfort of a living room is a boon for those that feel self-conscious when exercising in a group environment.

The rapport that may develop between a trainer and client can provide the accountability and motivation to meet goals, and the gratification that comes from seeing results quickly can reinforce the behavior. It is much more difficult to get into a workout rut when there is another person present, continually customizing the workout program and providing motivation and inspiration.

Casey Mahoney, a busy mom and volunteer who works out with an in-home personal trainer, says, “The main benefits

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for me of working with an in-home trainer are accountability and comfort. There is something to be said for training in the comfort of your own home. It can also be a time saver! I know I can always find other things to fill my time and not make working out a priority. It is much harder to cancel on someone coming to your house than it is to cancel your trip to the gym!”

An added bonus to seeing quick physical gains is the mental fitness that comes with it; numerous studies show that exercise causes the brain to release feel-good chemicals (endorphins) that make people feel happier and less stressed. Research also points to exercise as a source of more energy and an immune system boost. Because a personal trainer will take an individual’s health history into consideration—whether it’s a surgery, a physical limitation or the recent birth of a child—in-home personal training is beneficial for all levels of fitness, even beginners.

How to Get Started

According to Scott, “Do your research. Ask where they were certified and what type of insurance they carry. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.” Because a personal relationship is foundational to in-home personal training, it is important to find someone that makes us feel comfortable and motivates and inspires us to achieve goals and create positive changes.

In-home personal training comes at different price points. For those seeking a more affordable option, invite a couple of friends over to the house for a semi-private or small group training session. This format provides all the benefits of in-home personal training at a more accessible cost, with the added benefit of a more social environment.

Leveling up our physical fitness this new year will take dedication and commitment, and adopting an exercise program with the guidance of a personal trainer in the comfort of home may be the perfect strategy to stick to new, healthy habits for the long haul.

Kirby Baldwin is an editor and writer for the KnoWEwell Regenerative Whole Health hub.

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Bruce Boyd Uses a Whole Person Approach to Fitness

Wellness and performance coach Bruce Boyd, founder of 4 Infinite Life, works with children, adults and seniors. His holistic approach serves people of all abilities and skill levels, including those with special needs and professional athletes.

He emphasizes that fitness is about much more than just physical health, saying, “A holistic approach is all about optimal performance in life—physical, mental and spiritual fitness,” He tutors his clients in mediation, yoga, Pilates, resistance training, functional training, athletic training and physical therapy.

Boyd began his career as a fitness professional in 1983 at the Hermann Park recreation center, in Houston, where he taught a fitness class and formed a walking group for the elderly. After moving to Dallas, he taught aerobics at Cooper Aerobics Center and started offering personal training for individuals and groups.

Boyd emphasizes that optimal performance considers mental and emotional attitudes, nutrition, rest and environment. In addition to leading classes and one-onone wellness and performance sessions at 4 Infinite Life, his in-home personal training sessions serve clients that want convenience and privacy. “Working out at home benefits people that don’t like to be in an environment with others while working out,” he says. Boyd notes other advantages to home work-

outs, as well, seeing a client’s home setting, can help him assess any disadvantages that can hinder a client’s success.

“Environmental wellness is critical,” he points out. Good and bad habits are all contagious; he encourages those launching a wellness and performance journey to surround themselves with positive, supportive people with healthy mindsets and habits. He also advises soothing music, because aggressive music feeds the subconscious and may lead to anxiety and stress.

Environmental toxins such as mold, lead or asbestos sometimes found in older homes can also hinder overall well-being. Boyd recommends an air purification system. Home personal training visits allow him to see a client’s food choices and can work with them to switch to healthier, nutritional foods.

Boyd teaches that home personal training does not require costly or bulky fitness equipment. “When working out in your everyday, natural space, I can train people to use bands, a ball or even a chair for a total workout. Many workouts can be done with just your body weight. It ignites creativity, and I can also recommend ways to work out in the home between our training sessions.”

Boyd shares that he meets people where they are in life and strives to dispel misconceptions regarding rigid, “boot camp” style personal training seen on TV and in movies. He calls his approach “feedback commodity”,

in which he evaluates a person’s movement, balance, health, joints and past injuries, their fitness and wellness goals and how they plan to achieve those goals. “I strive to inspire you from the inside-out,” he explains. “I consider your mindset and movement, and where you want your fitness level to be in one to three years. I then have clients write out their goals and what they’re willing to give up to acquire that goal.”

Often, people head into a new year with an eager readiness to tackle ambitious fitness

goals, but lose sight of that plan just a few months later. Boyd recommends viewing wellness and performance as an investment in the self. If they can afford it, paying upfront for several months of fitness sessions or classes can help stick to a regimen. Having an accountability partner can also be a motivating factor. “But ultimately, how bad do you want optimal performance in fitness and in life?” Boyd asks. “I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. If you want to start something, start your ‘new you’ anytime.”

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Milton Mills on Optimizing Health with a Plant-Based Diet

Milton Mills, M.D., practices internal medicine and critical care in underserved communities in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. He advocates switching to a whole-food, plantbased diet and eliminating animal-derived dairy. As medical director of the nonprofit Center for a Humane Economy, he is currently leading a national campaign backed by 31 members of Congress to promote the free dissemination of plant-based alternatives to dairy (especially soy milk) in U.S. public schools. An impactful public speaker and preventative healthcare advocate, Mills has co-authored articles dealing with racial bias in federal nutrition policy. He graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine and completed residency training at the University of California San Francisco, in Fresno, and Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington, D.C.

What prompted you to advise patients to go meatand dairy-free?

I became a vegan in my late teens and that’ s what led me to a career in medicine. Some friends in my [Seventh-day Adventist] church were making the switch, and I joined them. What happened was undeniable. I was sleeping better, I had high energy and I felt mentally clear. I wanted to study medicine to learn more about what else a vegan diet could improve.

What kinds of health issues can a vegan diet address?

A plant-based diet can address all of the major health issues. Cardiac disease is clearly shown to be directly related to eating

animals because of saturated fats. There is a reason that patients recovering from heart events are medically advised to eat plants and eliminate meat, fish and poultry. One National Institutes of Health study shows that a vegan diet can even reverse heart disease.

Avoiding dairy addresses breast and prostate cancers, because dairy contains growth-stimulating proteins and hormones which signal growth, but not in a good way. When we are infants, we drink breast milk to stimulate growth, but as adults, dairy signals the growth of tumors, lipomas or cysts. And what is alarming to me is that Black men are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer than white men.

Type 2 diabetes likewise can also be avoided or reversed. I’ve had several patients who have been able to stop needing their medications. From my experience, a vegan diet also addresses autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and dementia. Animal protein carries hormones and saturated fats, which is arguably why we are seeing unnatural early puberty in our kids.

alize that we need calories for energy. Salads are great, but humans are not rabbits, and we need a variety of good protein sources, such as beans, grains, root vegetables and legumes. Being vegan is like sex, if you aren’t enjoying it, you aren’t doing it correctly.

How is a vegan lifestyle impacted by race, faith and animal welfare?

We know that more than three-quarters of Black people suffer medically from dairy, while our national school lunch program offers zero alternatives to dairy. That’s racial inequity. Growing up as a Black man in society and being constantly dismissed prepared me to not be afraid to be outspoken as an advocate for a plant-based diet. I have learned that as long as I form my opinions on science, ethics and morals, I can defend them without fear or shame.

I thought that I would never be able to change, because my mom made the greatest pork chops. But as soon as I realized that the drive to eat meat is all about habit and is emotion-based, I asked God for help, and he answered. I advise my patients to find help for themselves on how to break their habit, too, rather than toy with it. If you are an alcoholic, do you allow yourself to only drink on some days? It’s also important to re-

On faith, if you read the Bible, it literally says humans are built to eat plants, which reaffirms that being vegan is spiritually healthy, too. And when it comes to animals, there is nothing more destructive and harmful to animals and humanity than factory farming. But most people don’t see it because we hide evils behind closed doors. When a creature feels pain and suffering because of humans, I think that comes back to us in different ways, and we all pay the price. But we can stop this type of evil and get ourselves incredibly healthy, too, by choosing to eat plants.

Julie Marshall is a frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings magazine and works for the nonprofit Animal Wellness Action, based in Washington, D.C.

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Most clothes made today contain plastic. The non-biodegradable polymer is a major component of elastic waistbands and nylon sneakers. But by far, the largest fossil-fuel culprit is polyester, commonly used in shirts, pants, hoodies, dresses, jackets, underwear, socks, blankets and hats, according to Sewport, an online marketplace serving the garment industry.

In 2021, polyester comprised 54 percent of all new fabrics, according to Textile Exchange, a global nonprofit of fashion insiders promoting sustainability. Because it is inexpensive to make, this synthetic fiber is the darling of fast fashion which entices consumers to wear cheap garments a few times, throw them away and promptly buy replacements. Every year, an estimated 92 million tons of clothing end up in landfills worldwide; and in America, 85 percent of all textiles get discarded, according to

Environmental Costs of Plastic Clothes

Plastic produces greenhouse gases at every stage of its long life—from extraction, refining and manufacturing to transportation and waste management. Researchers have found that washing polyester releases tiny synthetic microfibers into the water supply, harming marine life and contaminating human drinking water. It also breaks down into micro-plastics while languishing in landfills for hundreds of years.

The manufacture of polyester has social costs, too. According to Sewport, the vast majority of producers worldwide exploit uneducated people in impoverished countries, where workers are regularly exposed to highly toxic chemicals.

Recycled Plastic Textiles

Among conscientious environmentalists, there’s an aspirational trend toward textiles made of recycled plastic, such as Econyl. Patagonia promotes NetPlus material made from discarded fishing nets. Repreve

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Made from mushroom mycelium, this textile is a sustainable alternative to animal leather.

transforms reclaimed water bottles into yarn that is used to make various garments. Currently, these eco-friendly textiles make up a tiny fraction of the global market; only 14 percent of all polyester was recycled in 2020.

Textile Exchange and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action have launched an initiative to shift the market toward recycled polyester. But even recycled plastic garments shed micro-plastics when washed. Consider using a washing bag like Guppyfriend, which keeps micro-plastics from escaping, or choose items that aren’t washed as often, such as sneakers.

Better Fabric Choices

“Organic and more sustainable counterparts from almost all types of natural fibers, including cotton, linen, down and wool, are becoming available at retailers across the globe,” says La Rhea Pepper, managing director of the Textile Exchange. Here are notable fabric options that are kinder to the planet.

LYOCELL: Trademarked as Tencel, lyocell is made from sustainably sourced wood cellulose and used in denim, dress shirts and underwear. Less water and lower-impact chemicals are used in manufacturing this

material. It’s biodegradable and easily recycled.

ORGANIC OR RECYCLED COTTON: While conventional cotton is a natural fiber harvested from plants, it consumes an inordinate amount of water and involves the use of toxic chemicals. The better choices are organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textiles Standards (GOTS), which requires less water and doesn’t use chemicals, or recycled cotton, which repurposes already existing fibers.

PLANT-BASED LEATHER: Companies making these animal-free alternatives using mushrooms, pineapples, bananas, apples, cacti and other vegetables are highly innovative and represent an exciting, emerging sector.

PEACE OR AHIMSA SILK: Silk is biodegradable and requires much less water and chemicals than cotton, but it’s traditionally made by boiling or gassing silkworms. The cruelty-free approach behind peace or Ahimsa silk is that moths are allowed to emerge naturally before their cocoons are harvested. Look for GOTS-certified silk to

harvested without harming animals. Still, industry players have been known to abuse animals, land and workers. Certifiers like the Responsible Wool Standard encourage better stewardship.

ORGANIC LINEN: Made from flax, linen requires little water, is biodegradable, moth-resistant and considered more eco-friendly than cotton.

ORGANIC HEMP: Humans have been harvesting hemp for thousands of years. It’s considered one of the most sustainable fibers because it requires very little water and no toxic chemicals to produce.

Living with the Complexity of Environmentalism

As the annual global textile market nears $1 trillion in value, the environmental stakes are enormous, and sustainable choices aren’t always easy to make. Ultimately, it’s the new clothes we don’t buy that will help our planet the most. Vow not to purchase fast fashion. Invest in well-made, longer-lasting clothing. Mend clothes to extend their lives. Shop at secondhand stores. Wash clothing less often to reduce the release of micro-plastics. Choose brands committed to responsible

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Cooling the Fire Within


Putting more thought into what we eat and why may be among the most important factors in determining how long we live. Researchers in Norway recently compared the long-term effects of a typical Western diet to an optimal one, and their findings can be a source for inspiration. The optimal diet had a substantially higher intake of whole grains, legumes, fish, fruits, vegetables and a handful of nuts, while reducing red and processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages and refined grains.

According to their results, a sustained change from a typical Western diet to the better plan can make a big difference on life expectancy. Here are their predicted impacts on longevity for people after starting—and sticking to—an optimal diet:

Start at age 20—women add 8.4 to 12.3 years; men add 9.4 to 14.3 years

Start at age 60—women add 6.2 to 9.3 years; men add 6.8 to 10 years

Start at age 80—women and men add 3.4 years

So, it is never too late to start a positive activity.

This improved diet gets to the underlying causes of most of the reasons Americans die. According to the National Institutes of Health, 14 of the top 15 causes of death in 2019 were chronic inflammatory diseases. This means it is more than likely that the cause has existed for a long time under the surface (chronic), with too much inflammation for too long (inflammatory), affecting the brain, cardiovascular system, blood sugar system or wherever there is a genetic weak link (disease). Rather than

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ask what the ailment is, ask, “Where is the long-term, hidden inflammation coming from that is fueling this disease?”

Dr. George Slavich, founding director of the Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research at the University of California in Los Angeles, says that understanding when inflammation promotes either good or poor health and how and when to intervene to reduce inflammation-related disease risk, “should be a top scientific and public priority.” Identifying and reducing individual triggers of inflammation opens a path to regenerating a healthier, younger individual.

Not all inflammation is bad. Time-limited increases in inflammation are critical for promoting wound healing and recovery, as well as reducing the spread of communicable infections. Humans would not have lived very long without a well-developed internal protection from threatening environmental triggers such as bugs, parasites, viruses, mold, fungus and bacteria. For better health outcomes, we need to address excessive systemic inflammation. There are many likely contributors to the fueling of inflammation, but one of the most common sources is what is on the end of our fork. Begin there.

LIFESTYLE HACK 1: If there is one prime directive for better health, it is to focus on living as much of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle as possible. Become more aware of the daily environmental exposures that ramp up inflammatory genes. Know, for example, what chemicals are used on the soil in which the food is grown or sprayed with before it is harvested. Then, armed with this knowledge, choose a better alternative, like organic and regenerative organic foods. As enough anti-inflammatory messages are accumulated, a reversal in the direction of health is possible.

LIFESTYLE HACK 2: Food is the most common source of gasoline on the fire of inflammation. Dr. Deanna Minich, president of the American College of Nutrition, recommends the Rainbow Diet, which acts like a fire extinguisher to put out the excess inflammatory fire in the body. Selecting multiple colors of fruits and vegetables at every meal tempers the inflammatory cascade. Strive over time to eat 50 different fruits or vegetables per week. Begin today. Just bringing up to awareness the question, “Is this food inflammatory or anti-inflammatory?” will feed our health habits, and over time, healthier habits equal a healthier life.

KnoWEwell Chief Health Officer Dr. Tom O’Bryan is an internationally recognized expert on gluten, bestselling author and speaker focused on food sensitivities, environmental toxins and the development of autoimmune diseases. He is a chiropractic doctor, certified clinical nutritionist and the founder of



6 zucchinis, medium to large, firm and straight, cut into “noodles”

2 lb fresh, wild salmon fillets, skin removed Sea salt and pepper

2 Tbsp high-heat cooking oil (avocado or grapeseed)

3 Tbsp olive oil

4 Tbsp shallots, minced

4 cloves garlic, minced

8 artichoke hearts (in water), quartered

1 lemon, zested and juiced

4 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped Pinch of cayenne

6 slices crumbled, crispy turkey bacon; crispy bacon; or crispy pancetta

Zucchini can be fashioned into noodles one of two ways. For “fettuccine”, use a potato peeler to produce long, flat noodles or lengthwise ribbons. Peel off several from one side, then turn the zucchini and peel off more. Continue to turn and peel away ribbons, until reaching the seeds at the core of the zucchini, which can be discarded. For “spaghetti”, use a spiralizer, mandolin or knife. The spiralizer is the easiest option. With a mandolin, hook up the julienne attachment for perfectly formed noodles. If using a knife, cut the zucchini into thin slices, stack them up and cut again lengthwise into thin strips. Discard the core.

Salt the zucchini noodles, let sit for a few minutes, then massage and squeeze the water out. Drain any excess liquid.

Season the salmon with salt and pepper. In a large pan, heat the avocado oil over medium to high heat. Add the salmon, top sidedown, and sear until golden and crispy, then turn over to finish cooking. Cover only with a splatter screen, or it will not get crispy.

In a wok or large pan over medium heat, add the olive oil and shallots, and cook until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the zucchini noodles, increase the heat to medium-high and cook for 2 minutes. Add the artichokes and lemon zest, stir to combine and cook for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and add the parsley, lemon juice and cayenne; stir to combine. Add the bacon and adjust seasonings to taste.

Distribute evenly on 4 plates or low bowls. Place the salmon on top and serve with extra lemon.

All recipes courtesy of Dr. Tom O’Bryan.

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Wash and pat dry the chicken. Add water to a steamer (per manufacturer’s instructions) and add bay leaves. Place the chicken in the steamer basket and steam for 45 to 50 minutes. Do not overcook. Allow to cool, then shred or chop.

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, walnuts, mayonnaise, mustard, and curry. Blend well with a fork, taste and season with salt and pepper.

Add the salad greens to plates and mound with the chicken salad. Garnish with parsley, avocado and pomegranate arils (seeds). If desired, drizzle salad greens with juice of a lemon and extra-virgin olive oil.



4 organic, boneless, chicken breasts

1 to 2 bay leaves

½ cup chopped celery

½ cup chopped walnuts

⅔ cup avocado mayonnaise

2 tsp gluten-free Dijon mustard

1 tsp curry powder

Sea salt and black pepper



10 eggs

1 cup chopped artichoke hearts, packed in water

1 large tomato

4 oz fresh baby spinach, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced ⅔ cup green olives, chopped ½ tsp dried thyme

½ tsp dried oregano Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 Tbsp coconut oil

In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except the oil. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Pour the mixture into the skillet. After 1 to 2 minutes, when the omelet has begun to brown, fold it in half and continue to cook for another 1 to 2 minutes on each side until the center is cooked through. Serve immediately.

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Stop Inflammation Before it Starts

Inflammation is the precursor to many short- and longterm ailments. Some sources are obvious and some are not. One thing is certain: Prevention is better than cure. Here are five tips to prevent inflammation.

n Eat nutritious foods that are not processed and do not overindulge in sugary foods.

n Get a good night’s rest. Sleep deprivation leads to a weaker immune system, which can make us more susceptible to inflammation and infection.

n Regular exercise helps to detoxify the body and builds a strong immune response.

n Take vitamins A, C, D, E, zinc and fish oil to support a healthy immune system that prevents inflammation.

n Keep your endocannabinoid system in homeostasis by taking cannabidiol (CBD) to support endogenous end cannabinoids anandamide and 2 arachidonyl glycerol to help combat stress which causes inflammation.

Jerron C. Hill, M.D., is an anesthesiologist and the founder of the Ketamine Health & Wellness Center of Texas, located at 5944 W. Parker Rd., Ste. 400, and Dr. CBD & Nutrition Centers at 6933 Hillcrest, in Dallas. For more information, call 972-212-4341.

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Power to the Pedal

The Regional Transportation Council (RTC) has approved $55 million in federal funding for construction of 13 active transportation projects in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties. A combined $8 million in matching funds brings the total investment in the region’s bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to $63 million as part of the 2022 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program call for projects. The resulting enhancements will improve safety and access to schools and major employment centers, connecting those that choose active modes of transportation such as walking and bicycling in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The money will also improve safety and comfort, reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.

Some of the 13 projects funded include critical trail bridges for the planned Cotton Belt Trail in Plano ($14 million) and Addison ($12 million) being implemented alongside the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Silver Line commuter rail line from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to Plano. The Rowlett Creek Trail, in Allen, ($3 million) and the Iron Horse Trail, in Frisco, ($4 million) will fill in critical gaps in the regional trail network in Collin County and connect neighboring cities.

Transportation safety is a major focus for the North Central Texas Council of Governments to significantly reduce traffic-related serious injuries and fatalities throughout the region. Approximately $3 million in funding was awarded to Safe Routes to School sidewalk projects located in Fort Worth (A.V. Cato and A.M. Pate Elementary schools) and North Richland Hills

These projects will facilitate safe travel for children accessing schools in disadvantaged communities.

In addition, more than $3.3 million in federal funds will fill sidewalk gaps surrounding the downtown Garland DART station and will improve safe pedestrian access to the rail station. Funding was also awarded to Fort Worth ($2 million) to implement safety improvements along Oakland Boulevard/Miller Avenue. This corridor was identified by the city of Fort Worth in a safety plan as having a high number of crashes for bicyclists and pedestrians.

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(Smithfield Middle School).

inspiration Welcoming the Unknown

Ushering in a brand-new year can be filled with hope, but it can also feel as daunting as a blank sheet of paper. We might pause at the threshold with pen in hand, recounting past mistakes and failures, hesitant to make our mark. The unforeseen is like a stranger, easy to mistrust. Dreading the unknown can be a self-sabotaging habit that obstructs the view and keeps us wishing instead of living.

Nature’s great gift is her constancy of seasons, but she thrives on change. Despite

the human propensity for clutching what is familiar and predictable, we do best by leaving the door ajar for the unexpected. If we are fortunate, we will have 12 more months to have another go at it.

Setting a place at the table for delight shifts our frequency from resistance to receiving our highest good, and swapping anxiety for excitement can be a spiritual practice during our most uncomfortable moments. Instead of making a resolution, what if we made the simple decision to not believe our fears?

With no concept of limitation or worry of scraped knees, we once learned to walk, happily undiscouraged when we stumbled. That first spark of eager curiosity remains deep in our memory, not confined to youth. Embracing possibility this year can be a subtle, mantra-in-motion as we go through our days, a cellular willingness to expect an outcome tailored specifically for us. Here are some prompts for embracing possibility:

n On scraps of paper, write down 12 things you have postponed doing or trying and keep them in a special canister. Pull one out each month and follow through with joyful anticipation.

n Witness the sunrise once a week and designate it as an opportunity to open your heart and mind to the new and glorious.

n Change things up in the kitchen: Buy new dishes and donate the old to a local thrift store. Try a new food every week and explore herbs and spices not usually in the cupboard.

n Notice something in your daily surroundings that might have gone unnoticed before

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Natural Virus Killer Copper can stop a virus

before it starts

Scientists have discovered a natural way to kill germs fast.

Now thousands of people are using it against viruses and bacteria that cause illness.

Colds and many other illnesses start when viruses get in your nose and multiply. If you don’t stop them early, they spread and cause misery.

Hundreds of studies confirm copper kills viruses and bacteria almost instantly just by touch.

That’s why ancient Greeks and Egyptians used copper to purify water and heal wounds. They didn’t know about viruses and bacteria, but now we do.

“The antimicrobial activity of copper is well established.” National Institutes of Health.

Scientists say copper’s high conductance disrupts the electrical balance in a microbe cell and destroys it in seconds.

The EPA recommended hospitals use copper for touch surfaces like faucets and doorknobs. This cut the spread of MRSA and other illnesses by over half, and saved lives.

The strong scientific evidence gave inventor Doug Cornell an idea. He made a smooth copper probe

with a tip to fit in the bottom of the nostril, where viruses collect.

When he felt a tickle in his nose like a cold about to start, he rubbed the copper gently in his nose for 60 seconds.

“It worked!” he exclaimed. “The cold never happened. I used to get 2-3 bad colds every year. Now I use my device whenever I feel a sign I am about to get sick.”

He hasn’t had a cold in 10 years.

Users say:

“It works! I love it!”

“I can’t believe how good my nose feels.”

“Is it supposed to work that fast?” “One of the best presents ever.” “Sixteen flights, not a sniffle!” “Cold sores gone!”

“It saved me last holidays. The kids all got sick, but not me.”

“I am shocked! My sinus cleared, no more headache, no more congestion.”

“Best sleep I’ve had in years!”

After his first success with it, he asked relatives and friends to try it. They all said it worked, so he patented CopperZap® and put it on the market.

Soon hundreds of people had tried it. 99% said copper worked if they used it right away at the first sign of germs, like a tickle in the nose or a scratchy throat.

Longtime users say they haven’t been sick in years. They have less stress, less medical costs, and more time to enjoy life.

Soon people found other things they could use it against.



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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.”

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New research: Copper kills viruses in seconds.

Hidden Dangers in Pet Food


Among the many reasons to switch from ultra-processed diets to fresh food for our furry family members, unwanted toxins are high on the list. Because pet food manufacturers are not required to conduct quality control testing, consumers never know exactly what toxins their dogs and cats are inadvertently ingesting. According to, “Some level of contamination is unavoidable.” Here is a look at the most common toxins found in many popular pet foods.

ARSENIC is used in herbicides, insecti-

cides, wood preservatives and insulation, as well as in chicken feed in factory farms. According to Greg Aldrich, Ph.D., associate professor and pet food program coordinator at Kansas State University, “The measured presence of arsenic in pet foods does not equate to toxicity for this naturally occurring earth element.” While this may be true, bioaccumulation can do significant damage over time if sublethal doses are consistently consumed. The gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, lungs, blood vessels and skin are most vulnerable to arsenic damage, which interferes with

hormones and causes cancer and death. To help pets with elevated arsenic levels, try iodine- and selenium-rich foods, including sea vegetables and Brazil nuts; sulfurous foods like garlic; alpha lipoid acid; and N-acetylcysteine.

MERCURY is released into the air and waterways primarily through burning coal, and seafood is the most common route of exposure. It is best not to feed pets an exclusive diet of fish protein. On the other hand, seafood contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to a pet’s well-be-

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ing. Consider feeding them low-mercury options like wild-caught salmon, sardines packed in water, mussels or rainbow trout in rotation with other proteins, or supplementing their diet with krill oil or an omega-3 fatty acid that is third-party validated as contaminant-free and sustainably sourced. Mercury detoxification can be achieved by using chlorella and cilantro.

POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL (PCB) and POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHER (PBDE) are used as fire retardants and can bioaccumulate at high levels in large, predatory fish at the top of the food chain like tuna, tilefish, king mackerel, shark and swordfish. Research suggests that cats are especially sensitive to PBDEs and PCBs found at high levels in both canned and dry pet foods. Although PCBs were banned in the U.S. in 1979, they are still used elsewhere in the world and continue to pollute the oceans. These fat-soluble toxins can be cleared through the bowels, so add fibrous veggies and chlorophyll-containing foods or supplements to the pet bowl.

BISPHENOL A (BPA) is used in plastics and coatings inside pet food cans. It imitates the body’s hormones, especially estrogen, in ways that are damaging to the health of both humans and animals. A 2017 study conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri concluded that even a short-term (two-week) feeding of canned dog food resulted in a three-fold increase of BPA in dogs. Avoid canned pet foods and #7 plastic food and water bowls and storage bins. Provide ongoing BPA detoxification support by offering foods rich in Lactobacillus acidophilus (kefir and yogurt) and glutathione-rich foods, including culinary and medicinal mushrooms.

DIOXINS, a byproduct of industrial

processes, can disrupt the signaling of both male and female sex hormones in the body. They’re found in much of the U.S. food supply, including factory-produced meat, fish, milk, eggs and butter. Offer pets organic food whenever possible. Because dioxins are fat-soluble, they are stored in adipose tissues. Try the Ayurvedic practice of lipophilic-mediated detoxification, which uses healthy fats, including ghee, coconut and MCT oil, to pull out fatstored toxins.

AFLATOXIN contamination has been the cause of several pet food recalls and major disease outbreaks for more than 20 years. Known to cause acute toxic illness and

cancer, they are naturally occurring mycotoxins produced by fungi in agricultural crops. Corn, peanuts and cottonseed have the highest rate of aflatoxin contamination. Aflatoxicosis is more common in dogs than cats because commercial dog food more often contains corn. Many animal studies demonstrate the efficacy of using ginger, thyme, broccoli, turmeric and carrots for aflatoxin detoxification.

The only way to know exactly what a pet is eating is to buy the ingredients and prepare nutritionally complete meals at home. When choosing a commercial pet food, make sure that it contains human-grade ingredients and that manufacturers employ quality control steps in their operations to test for contaminants.

Veterinarian Karen Becker, DVM, has spent her career empowering animal guardians in making knowledgeable decisions to extend the life and well-being of their animals. For more information, visit

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More than Skin Deep


as an autoimmune condition of the skin. The immune system of people with psoriasis overreacts, causing inflammation and an overly rapid growth of new skin cells, which in turn causes a buildup on the surface that creates the appearance of scaling, but the effects are much more significant than cosmetic.

Psoriasis is associated with psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, autoimmune thyroiditis, lymphoma and cardiovascular disease. The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) describes a link between psoriasis and cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome known as the “march of psoriasis”. Widespread inflammation may cause insulin resistance that triggers cells lining the blood vessels to malfunction, potentially leading to atherosclerosis and heart attack or stroke. The ailment also increases the risk of diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol.

Traditionally, psoriasis is treated with steroids and immunosuppressive drugs that can be harsh on the body and quite expensive while failing to address its root cause. Alternatively, the functional medicine approach is to treat the disease’s underlying causes: inflammation and triggers.

Psoriasis affects approximately 3 percent of the U.S. population. According to Dr. Mark Hyman, founder of the Institute of Functional Medicine, the condition involves terrible suffering from scaly, itchy, inflamed and peeling skin; ach-

ing joints; burning genitals; broken nails; and the resulting depression that inevitably comes from such conditions—all of which explains why it is often referred to as “the heartbreak of psoriasis.”

The Cleveland Clinic describes psoriasis

“I have psoriasis,” says Dr. Brad Shook, a chiropractic physician and member of The Institute of Functional Medicine. “I worked hard, and I’ve had my psoriasis and my autoimmunity under control and in remission. Through functional medicine, we can identify these drivers and help you to unwind this process, heal your body and then through that process of healing, you learn what the triggers were.”

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Psoriasis Triggers

Functional medicine practitioners use the acronym STAIN to categorize five triggers that activate inflammation and psoriasis: stress, trauma or toxins, antigens or adverse food reactions, inflammation or infections and nutrition. Removing these triggers allows for healing.


Psoriatic patients report worsening of symptoms with stress. Modulating the reaction to stress and adding relaxation techniques can calm the inflammatory response. Practicing relaxing activities such as deep belly breathing, yoga, tai chi, prayer, meditation, visualization, Heartmath, massage, acupuncture or biofeedback can relieve stress. Exercise can also release endorphins that reduce pain perception.

Trauma or Toxins

The NPF states that physical trauma can induce the development of psoriatic plaques. Toxins such as smoking and alcohol have been shown to increase the risk and severity of the disease. Obesity may also play a role in worsening symptoms because toxins are stored in fat, which emits inflammatory cytokines. It’s recommended to maintain ideal weight, abstain from smoking and alcohol consumption, and avoid trauma. Detoxifying and removing heavy metals can decrease the inflammatory response, as well.

Antigens or Adverse Food Reactions

Studies show that a Western diet rich in sugar and fat leads to an imbalance in gut bacteria known as dysbiosis. These harmful bacteria may contribute to psoriasis. Allergens or reactions to food can cause increased intestinal permeability, or leaky gut. The most common triggers tend to be wheat and dairy.

The Chopra Center recommends the 4 R Gut Healing program. Removing foods patients are sensitive to is key to calming down the immune system, as well as avoiding sugar, wheat, dairy and processed foods. To improve the gut, replace diges-

tive enzymes, replenish healthy bacteria with a probiotic and repair the gut lining with butyrate or L glutamine.

Inflammation or Infections

To diminish inflammation, modify the diet to include more anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats found in fish, avocado, nuts, seeds and olives, and fewer inflammatory omega-6 fats found in wheat and dairy. Look for and eradicate hidden infections. Decrease inflammation with a high-quality fish oil, curcumin, probiotics and a whole foods diet free of food sensitivities.


Studies show that having adequate amounts of vitamins A and D, fish oil, probiotics and zinc are important for maintaining both a healthy gut and a healthy immune response. Supplementation can be helpful in maintaining appropriate levels of these vital nutrients. Some patients using topical vitamin D products found they had effects similar to topical corticosteroids.

“When I started working at the Ultrawellness Center, I learned about how to address the root causes of a problem, not just the symptoms, and have found a new way of approaching psoriasis,” says Adonica Nichols, a psoriasis patient and a licensed practical nurse at the center, in Lenox, Massachusetts. “Living with psoriasis is still an everyday struggle for me, but I have implemented many of these changes in my diet and lifestyle over the past several months, and I am feeling better than I ever have.”

Psoriasis is a multifaceted, complex illness that may require a deeper look at the triggers. A functional medicine physician can offer a systematic approach to uncover and remove these triggers, helping patients heal from the heartbreak of psoriasis.

Board-certified in integrative, anti-aging and internal medicine, Lorraine Maita, MD is an award-winning functional medicine specialist and author in Short Hills, NJ. For more information, visit

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Dallas-Tarrant-Rockwall counties

calendar of events


Manly Men and Wild Women Hike – 10am. 14th annual New Year’s Day hike border to border of the 225-plus-acre nature park. Route marked with pink ribbons. The event returns as a group hike but safe distancing is recommended. Tandy Hills Natural Area, 3325 View St, Fort Worth. RSVP, Don Young: Info@TandyHills. org.

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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; 10-11:30am, Service. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126.

Free. Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas. 972-233-7106.


Online: Ananda Yoga Sadhana Practice – 5:157:30pm. 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. 972-2489126.


Blazing the Trail: Finding Body Diversity and Inclusion in Outdoor Spaces – 2-3pm or 7-8pm. Webinar with Kara Richardson Whitely & Meredith Nisbet. How does weight stigma impact access to outdoor activities and spaces for children and adults? How can we contribute to the building of diverse and engaging spaces for all? Free. Register:


Online: Dallas Sierra Club – 7pm. Amy Martin and Kristi Kerr Leonard will discuss their new project: The Ned Fritz Legacy featured at Zoom.

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:

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.

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.


Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club –2:30pm. 4th Sun (Jan-Sept). Each meeting includes a special speaker presentation covering many topics of interest to local gardeners. Free. North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas. 214-363-5316.


Native Landscape Certification Program, Level 4 Class: Stewardship of Native Plant Communities – 9am-4pm. Presented by the Native Plant Society of Texas. Pre-requisite: NLCP Level 1. Zoom. Register:


Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance – 6pm. Celebration will feature dance, song, poetry, and art performed by the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Musically Me Unlimited. Free admission. Carpenter Hall, 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving.


Outside the Box: Tips on Facilitating Indoor Learning Tasks Outside – 10-11am. Demekia Biscoe, Education Director with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, will guide you through things to consider for educators thinking about enhancing their lessons with outdoor activity. Free. Register:

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.

Online: Awakening Heart Meditation – 5-7pm. Interfaith mindfulness meditation, music and message based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Facilitated by Brother ChiSing. Donation accepted. Dallas Meditation Center, 727 S Floyd Rd, Richardson. 972-432-7871.


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. 972432-7871.

Meditation Mondays via Zoom – 7-8pm. Meditation Mondays focuses on the practice and the experience of various forms of meditation.

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.

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:

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.


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.

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

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The Little Sit – 6am. If you want to learn how to identify the birds of North Texas, the Little Sit is the perfect way to start. A group of dedicated birders meet once a month at the end of Pad H on the West side of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. 903-7862826.


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.


Morning Bird Walk – 7:30-8:15pm. 3rd Sat. Join Trinity River Audubon Center 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:

Guided Trails – 2-3pm. Experience the ecology, geology, flora and fauna of the Heard Sanctuary. Led by our trained guides, spend 45-60 mins hiking our unique landscape. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566.


Make Your Own Spice Blends – 6-7pm. Learn how to make a few simple popular spice blends and even try your hand at creating your own. Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W Main St, Lewisville. Registration required: Lewisville.


Success with Seeds – 7-9pm. Learn the secrets to successful seed sowing from VegetableGardener. com contributor and seed master, Greg Holdsworth. You’ll even take home your own plants. Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. 972-769-4130. Register:

and talks to the community. $5. Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, 5901 Los Rios Blvd, Plano. 469-401-4777.


Vegetable Gardening for North Texas –7-8:30pm. Get tips for successful vegetable gardening in North Central Texas. If you are a beginning gardener, learn how to set up your spring garden for maximum results, even in containers. Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. 972-769-4130. Register:


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.


Webinar: Understanding Your Water Bill –12-1:30pm. Is your water bill a mystery? Want to learn how your charges are calculated each month? Let us walk you through the process. Will also share guidance on customer resources and empowering sustainable behaviors. Free. Register:

Coppell Farmers Market – 8am-12pm. Yearround market. 768 W Main St, 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:

Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum and Baby Classes – 6-7pm. Classes are held virtually online lead by our top AID instructors utilizing state of the art visual aids and activities to keep it fun and engaging while presenting the latest evidenced based material on each topic. $35/class.


Early Bird Walk – 8-9:30am. Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead this Early Bird Walk, weather permitting. Free. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. 903-786-2826.

Eastern Bluebirds – 10am. With Kathy Whaley. Free. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. 903-786-2826. FriendsOf

Holistic Festival Market Roadshow – Jan 1415. 10am-6pm. Presented by Human Embrace and Mystic Mandala, in association with The Crystal Corner Plano. Focusing on our continued goal of providing wellness products, resources


Night Hike – 6pm. Explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds of night with Heard Trail Guides. $12/member, $14/nonmember. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. Heard

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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.


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

(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.


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:


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.


to-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 – 10:30am-12pm.

Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, 1641 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton. 972-492-4940.


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

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.

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: 972442-7607.

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11600 Welch Road, Dallas 214- 363-6311

Established almost 100 years ago, The Hockaday School provides a college preparatory educa-tion for girls; from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, including Boarding school for grades 8-12. With an approximate enrollment of 1,000 students and a 10:1 student teacher ratio, Hockaday students enjoy a 100% acceptance rate to college.



1320 W. Walnut Hill Ln, Irving 18601 LBJ #501, Mesquite 972-444-0660

team of Doctors have trained and graduated from the best Universities and Hospitals in China, S. Korea, Taiwan and Japan. We use the best of Eastern Medi cine using Micro & Laser Acupuncture and herbal medicine for those that are in pain and suffering and have amazing success rates.


Dr. Zhangping Lu, DC, LAc, MD (China) 425 Maplelawn Dr, Ste 101, Plano 75075 972-519-8488

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 25.



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 3.

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Dr. Barrier integrates mindbody-spirit into his psychotherapy practice. He specializes in Daleth Transformational Breathwork, Energy Healing techniques, and Hypnotherapy to assist clients in releasing old patterns and creating a better life. Dr. Barrier has been a licensed psychotherapist for 30+ years. See ad on page 34.


12345 Inwood Rd, Dallas 972-387-8700

Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas is a private Catholic institution for young men under the direction of the Society of Jesus. Located in North Dallas, it provides a student-centered education to approximately 1,000 students, grades 9-12. Our students’ average SAT scores exceed the national average by over 200 points.



Dr. Zhangping Lu, DC, LAc, MD (China) 425 Maplelawn Dr, Ste 101, Plano 75075 972-519-8488

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 25.


2540 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas 75229 800-637-8337/214-902-2429

More patients want alternative methods of treatment that are healthy, holistic and non-invasive. Earning your degree from Parker University in Functional Nutrition, Strength and Human Performance, Integrative Health can put you in position to help them. Offering top level experience and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Council on Chiropractic Education, and the Commission of Massage Therapy Accreditation.




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.


8011 Douglas Ave, Dallas 75225

Market opens every Saturday, from 8am to noon, April 17th through September 25th, plus 3rd Sat. of Oct, Nov, and Dec. Located in west parking lot of Saint Michaels Church. Local vendors and growers with 100% of products grown or made by them. Vendors adhere to CDC safety protocols. Masks provided; social distancing required.

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7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas 214-363-5316

Serving Dallas since 1951, NHG has grown into one of the most respected horticultural establishments in North Texas by serving our customers with quality and value. Offering gardening and plant education, concierge services, DIY classes, video library, gifts and more.


Dr. Philip Kozlow

Dr. Josh Rowell 5050 Quorum Dr, Suite 300, Dallas 972-458-2464



We have a network of comprehensive cancer treatment centers throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, offering full range cancer-related and integrative medical services. Whether you want to learn about types of cancer, screenings, prevention, healthy living or support, Baylor is here for you. We offer the experience, expertise and technology you can trust.

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 37.


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, inside front cover..

HEALTHY HEALING ARTS/HPWWC Cathy Lemmon 469-383-8442

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 7.


DR. CARLOS CHAPA, ND, OMD, L.AC, PH.D 1320 W. Walnut Hill Ln, Irving 18601 LBJ #501, Mesquite 972-444-0660


13 Locations in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex 888-286-4603

With 13 Urgent Care Centers, PrimaCare serves the medical needs of area families with courtesy, convenience and compassion. Open 7 days a week with extended hours. No appointment necessary. Most insurance accepted. Use our Call Ahead Service and wait where your want. Open: Monday–Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday–Sunday 8am–5pm.



Dr. Toni Engram

415 State St #800, Richardson 75082 469-676-2777

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 5.


Dr. Sonya Reddy 3000 FM 307, #300, Bartonville 940-301-0947

Dr.Reddy believes oral health leads to overall health and function has to coincide with form. With 15 years of experience, providing quality and compassionate care for whole family. Dr.Reddy is an expert in sleep, apnea, implant and orthodontic care along with regular checkups and cleanings. We provide Smart protocol in removing toxic silver fillings.


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.

Trained in Asia, graduated from a Korean University, Dr. Chapa holds a Naturopathic Doctorate Degree and a PhD in Eastern Medicine specializing in Neurological issues. A former medic/nurse since 1995, this unique training has given confidence from many Physicians to refer their patients. Dr. Chapa is founder and medical director of AIMC established in 2009.



Dr. Elizabeth Seymour, MD 399 Melrose Dr., Suite A, Richardson 214-368-4132


A nationally recognized medical facility specializing in the relationship of health and disease to environmental factors. Thorough investigation is made to determine the cause and correlation of the patent’s disease process to environmental factors. A leader in the field treating mold exposure/sensitivity; oil spill, pesticides and chemical exposure; chemical sensitivities, immune dysregulation and much more.


Dr. Alfred R. Johnson, D.O. 997 Hampshire Lane, Richardson 972-479-0400

Johnson Medical Associates is a state-of-the-art medical clinic offering comprehensive medical services aimed at finding the cause not just treating the symptoms. Dr. Johnson is a doctor of internal medicine with 35+ years of experience in areas of chronic illness, toxic exposures, allergies and the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to address a multitude of conditions. See ad on page 5.

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Start Your Victory Garden 7700 Northaven Rd.
for a Lifetime of Health & Wellness Open Daily 9AM-5PM. Visit for more info. Plant For Fall Harvest: August 1 - August 25: Broccoli by seed (IN) Brussels Sprouts by seed (IN) Cabbage by seed (IN) Cauliflower by seed (IN) Corn by seed (O) Cucumbers by seed (O) Kohlrabi by seed (IN) Snap Pole Beans by seed (O) Swiss Chard by seed (IN) Zucchini Squash by seed (O) Direct Seed Outdoors (O), Start Seeds Indoors (IN) Through August 15: Winter Squash by seed (O) Black Eyed Peas by seed (O) Southern Peas by seed (O) Okra by seed (IN)/(O) Black Eyed Peas by seed (O) August 1 - September 15: Pinto Beans by seed (O) Snap Bush Beans by seed (O) Yellow Bush Beans by seed (O)
75230 214-363-5316


Dr. Jerry Tennant MD, Medical Director

35 Veranda Lane, Ste 100, Colleyville 972-580-1156

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 47.


Dr. Phyllis Gee, MD

4601 Old Shepard Pl, Bldg. 2, Ste. 201, Plano 469-361-4000

With 30 years of practice, empowerment and whole health are centerpieces of our care. Our goal is finding and treating the root cause of your symptoms to restore your health utilizing regenerative medical practices. We address functional wellness, sexual wellness, weight management. We do functional health testing. Call for appointment. See ad on page 3.



Niti Shah, PT, MS, CNS, LDN 3365 Regent Blvd., Ste 130, Irving TX 75063 972-514-7956

Chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmunity have reached pandemic levels. My goal is to shift attention away from suppressing symptoms with drugs—to addressing the root cause of conditions with nutrition, supplementation, lifestyle change. As a Board-certified Clinical Nutritionist, I will show you the transformative power of a back to basics approach.



9901 Valley Ranch Pkwy East, Ste 1009 Irving 972-580-0545

We are the exclusive distributor of the patented Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS & PRO. These FDA accepted non-invasive devices are designed to offer an affordable, drug free, user-friendly option for the indicated use of symptomatic relief for chronic, severe or intractable pain; and adjunctive treatment in managing post-surgical and post-traumatic pain. See ad, page 47.



8220 Abrams Rd, Dallas 214-349-8000 4904 W. Park Blvd, Plano 972-599-7700

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.




Dr. Tricia Seymour, PhD, EdD, ND, LPC-S 1201 International Parkway, Ste 200, Richardson 972-792-9900

Dr. Seymour integrates mindbody-spirit into her holistic psychotherapy practice. She utilizes rapid psychotherapy methods such as EFT, ETT, Hypnotherapy, and EMDR to assist clients in releasing old patterns and creating a better life. Dr. Seymour has been a licensed psychotherapist for 30+ years. See ad, page 34.




6808 Pastor Bailey Dr, Dallas 214-331-8522

Concord Dallas is the church that grows people. Their core values are passion for Christ, passion for people and catalyst for change. Services are Sundays at 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm and online at Mid-week service is Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Reverend Bryan L. Carter, Senior Pastor.


5502 Ben Davis, Sachse 972-984-8946

We teach positive psychology based on Spiritual teachings of Jesus. Services are held Sundays at 11:30am. Join us as we share truths and principles to help along your spiritual journey. Each week’s message and all events are posted on our website for your convenience. Spiritual counseling and positive prayer available.



2455 Ridge Road, Suite 151, Rockwall 972-771-8900

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original farm-to-table restaurant in north Texas, including catering and takeout Market. With a full -service bar, we celebrate years

serving delicious, affordable,

We offer gluten free alternatives,

“Our goal is to offer our community high-quality wellness services in an exceptionally comfortable and healing environment. We know that time-honored healing traditions-Massage, Young Living Raindrop Therapy, Chiropractic, iV therapy, Juicing and Colonics work. RCW offers all of these things, come visit us and begin your journey to optimum wellness.



and sustainably raised

free poultry and 100% grass fed beef. Come in today, order in or take-out. See ad, page 25..

~Dr. Mark Hyman

Ellis county’s premier yoga studio and eco-boutique offers a variety of weekly classes, specialty workshops, private yoga and reiki sessions as well as natural health and wellness events. Come feel your stress and tensions away. New student intro offer: 2 weeks unlimited Yoga for $20. Empowering a healthy lifestyle.

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CELEBRATION RESTAURANT 4503 West Lovers Lane, Dallas 214-351-5681
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As Celebration continues to serve delicious, affordable and locally sourced food, we want to thank our friends and customers for your loving and loyal support! Restaurant - 214-351-5681 | 4503 West Lovers Lane Dallas, Texas 75209 Catering - 214-351-2456 • Market - 214-352-0031 • Local, free-range, 100% grass-fed beef from Springerhill Ranch • No antibiotics ever, vegetarian fed, cage-free chicken from Perdue Farms • Verlasso salmon raised in the clean waters of Patagonia Food
Dallas’ ORIGINAL farm-to-table restaurant
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locally sourced food.
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seafood, cage
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306 W Ave F,
We know that food is a medicine, perhaps the most powerful drug on the planet with the power to cause or cure most disease.
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