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e are grateful to share with you this year’s Natural Awakenings of the Dallas Metroplex Annual Directory of green, healthy and sustainable living businesses and practitioners in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. We’ve been overwhelmed by your response and the welcome opportunities to reconnect with friends and acquaintances. We’re touched by the heartfelt love and loyalty this community has for our work. A North Texas colleague even sent me a copy of the vision and mission statement we printed on a bookmark when we launched the magazine in 2010: Our Vision: To be the transformation catalyst for healthy, green and sustainable living in the DFW metro area. Our Mission: To serve the community by inspiring people to take responsibility for their health and healthcare and the well-being of themselves and the planet. It’s cool to see all the ways we’ve evolved while staying on task. God has blessed me in this practical ministry; through His grace, we have managed to move ahead through economic ups and downs, family commitments and expanding service activities. Perhaps most amazing of all, we can all see the growth of the irreversible trajectory North Texas is undergoing toward becoming a world-class green and healthy living community. Every reader, advertiser and business distributing the magazine is an integral part of this greening, part of the infrastructure supporting this advance. This third Annual Directory not only gives us reason to reflect on our collective progress to date, it’s a valuable resource to use all year long to keep our personal wellness on track. It’s like a modern “Yellow Pages” for green and healthy living resources in our community. Of course, we encourage you to continue to pick up your copy of each monthly magazine and visit our website as you forward your own journey of optimal well-being. Our mutual goal is healthy people living on a healthy planet. We hope you will enjoy and make use of the wealth of information found in these pages today and every day. We are eager to have you discover—as our magazine mission calls for—transforming ideas that inspire you to healthier and happier living. To a good year and a blessed life,

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arly summer can be full of pollens because a large part of the country is in bloom. Ragweed and purple loosestrife will be blooming and filling the air with allergens, and the severity and pervasiveness of strong allergic reactions has increased. When the body experiences allergens, it releases histamines. These chemicals trigger symptoms such as sneezing excess mucus flow, congestion and swelling of membranes and tissues. There are a number of herbs that when absorbed by the membranes of the nasal passageways, can enter the cells and cause them to produce their own antihistamines rather than spraying steroids up our nose. Yarrow leaf, horseradish root, elder flower and eye bright are a few excellent examples of herbs that can break the histamine cycle naturally. A decoction of these, with calendula and aloe for soothing, works wonderfully for natural congestion relief. Another approach is to use a spray consisting of an enhanced aqueous silver colloid. The styptic qualities of silver have been utilized for years to constrict microcapillaries and reduce bleeding. The shrinking of the nasal tissues reduces swelling, congestion and at the same time, kills bacteria and fungus. This can help a beleaguered immune system and stop a sinus infection; a wonderful prophylactic for the allergy season. For more information, call herbalist Steven Frank at 888-465-4404 or visit See ad, page 59.



he five-second rule is a belief that food that falls to the floor can be safely eaten as long as it’s picked up quickly. Researchers from Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, sought to test its veracity. Four different food items were tested, including watermelon, bread and butter, plain bread and gummy candy, using four different surfaces—stainless steel, ceramic tile, wood and carpet. Each surface was contaminated by bacteria and completely dry before the scientists dropped each item for one second, five, 30 and 300 seconds. A total of 128 separate scenarios were repeated 20 times each and 2,560 measurements were taken and analyzed for contamination. The results proved that longer contact time resulted in more bacterial contamination, but there were also cases of instantaneous contamination, which disproves the five-second rule. The wet surface of a watermelon yielded the most contamination and gummy candy the least. The surface tests yielded surprising results, with carpet transferring significantly fewer bacteria than tile and stainless steel, while wood floors exhibited varied results.

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utein and zeaxanthin are known key carotenoids for eye health, filtering out harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and helping to protect and maintain cells comprising the eye. The human body does not make enough of either nutrient, so we must get them from supplements or food sources such as kale, spinach, collard greens, turnip greens, corn, green peas, broccoli, romaine lettuce, green beans and eggs. Researchers from the University of Georgia, in Athens, investigated the relationship between levels of lutein and zeaxanthin and cognitive function. They measured the levels of each nutrient in the retinas of 43 older adults with a mean age of 72 and asked that the subjects learn and recall pairs of unrelated words. The study found that those with higher levels of both nutrients did better on the test, suggesting that the enhanced neural efficiency that comes from consuming these nutrients leads to better brain function.

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nyone that has struggled to reduce their intake of low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad” cholesterol) may have considered avoiding saturated fat in their diets, although the latest meta-study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine now refutes this. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark, conducted a test to determine if consuming low-fat versus regular cheeses impacts LDL cholesterol levels. The study divided 139 people into three groups. One ate regular fat cheese, one consumed reduced-fat cheese and one didn’t eat any cheese at all for 12 weeks. Both LDL and high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol) levels were tested at the beginning and end of the period. Researchers found no significant difference in the LDL levels of any of the groups and no difference between the HDL levels of the reduced-fat and regular cheese groups, suggesting that consuming low-fat versions has no measurable metabolic benefit. An increase in HDL levels among those that abstained from eating cheese altogether was noted.





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new study from King’s College London has found that children’s use of electronic devices close to bedtime can reduce their chances of a good night’s sleep. Researchers examined 20 existing studies encompassing 125,000 children between the ages of 6 and 19. They found that youngsters using a device within 90 minutes of falling asleep had an increased likelihood of poor and inadequate sleep quality and excessive daytime sleepiness. Study author Ben Carter, Ph.D., says, “Sleep is an often undervalued, but important part of children’s development, with a regular lack of sleep causing a variety of health problems.” These can include obesity, sedentary lifestyle, reduced immune function and poor diet. Poor food choices and excessive eating can start young, as illustrated in a study from Colorado University, in Boulder, which found a link between sleep deprivation and poor diet choices in preschool children. The Colorado study followed five girls and five boys, ages 3 and 4, that were regular afternoon nappers. They were deprived of their naps for one day, during which their food and beverage consumption was monitored and compared with their choices on a day when their sleep routine remained intact. During the sleep-deprived day, the children ate 20 percent more calories than usual and their diet consisted of 25 percent more sugar and 26 percent more carbohydrates.


esearchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston, used data from previous studies to discern the association between dairy and animal fats and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in American adults. The study reviewed dairy fat and other fat consumption data using validated foodfrequency questionnaires from more than 43,000 men and 175,000 women during three different studies, each spanning at least 20 consecutive years. Of the subjects studied, 14,815 developed some form of CVD, close to 7 percent of the total. The researchers found that replacing dairy foods with foods containing polyunsaturated fats—primarily found in vegetables, nuts and fish—in just 5 percent of a subject’s diet reduced the risk of CVD by an average of 24 percent. But replacing the same percentage of dairy fats with other animal fats increased the incidence of CVD by 6 percent.

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Kids in middle schools with attendance problems may simply lack clean clothes to wear. An experiment by the Whirlpool company has taken on the issue with significant results. The Whirlpool Care Counts Program donated 17 pairs of washers and dryers to school districts in St. Louis and Fairfield, California. Kids with attendance problems were asked to bring their laundry to be cleaned while they were in class. Each student had approximately 50 loads of laundry done at school during the year, and more than 90 percent increased their attendance, with at-risk students attending almost two more weeks in class. Whirlpool is now expanding the program. Compared to factors such as economic opportunity, unemployment and institutional racism, laundry might seem inconsequential, but for a 10-year-old facing stacked odds, having nothing clean to wear could be the deciding factor in whether or not they want to face their classmates that day. Seventh-grade teacher Alison Guernsey, in Fairfield, says, “One of my students had more or less withdrawn from school completely. After we started the program, he was more excited about coming and started to actively engage in class. He didn’t feel like an outsider anymore.”

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California’s ongoing ban on single-use plastic carryout bags, approved by 52 percent of voters, is setting a notable precedent for other states. A coalition of environmental groups, grocers and others are collaborating, and Mark Murray, of Californians Against Waste, welcomes elimination of the 25 million plastic bags that pollute California every day, threatening wildlife. In 2007, San Francisco first banned plastic shopping bags, setting off a movement that led nearly half the state, including its biggest cities, to do the same. Although the legislature passed a statewide ban on plastic bags two years ago, paper bags are still for sale at grocery stores and other outlets for a nominal fee.


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In your opinion, what is the greatest health risk Americans face today and what can we do about it right now?

With today’s overload of conflicting health information—and the temptation to self-diagnose—how can we accurately assess our status in terms of optimal wellness? One of the major principles I strongly embrace is to listen to your body and adjust your lifestyle based on the feedback it’s providing you. The seven clinically proven gauges I advise you to assess now and continue to monitor every six months or so are fasting insulin level (normal is less than five micro-international units per milliliter of blood; ideal is less than three); vitamin D level (normal is 40 to 60 nanograms per milliliter); waist-to-hip ratio (ideal for men, 0.8; for women, 0.7); body fat percentage (fitness level for women is 21 to 24 percent; for men, 14 to 17 percent); HDL to total cholesterol ratio (ideally 24 to 30 percent or higher); blood pressure (ideal numbers are 120 over 80 systolic/diastolic without medication); and uric acid level (ideal is three to five milligrams per deciliter).


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I’m convinced that for the typical American, the most important health step to take is to stop drinking soda, sports drinks, fruit juices or artificially flavored and sweetened waters and replace them with pure water. Most people are now aware that sodas are laced with processed sugars like high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners, but many don’t know that their favorite sport and vitamin drinks contain these sweeteners plus a host of frightening extras, including toxic chemicals like chlorine, fluoride, phthalates, BPA [bisphenol A] and disinfection byproducts.

What role do carbohydrates play? Carbs are a far dirtier fuel than fat and generate far more reactive oxygen species than fat. Some 70 years of following low-fat diet recommendations has resulted in the vast majority of dieters losing the ability to burn fat as their primary fuel. One of the most powerful strategies to regain this ability is to start a practice of regular intermittent fasting, restricting your eating window to six to 14 hours a day and fast the rest of the day.

Of course, you will want to replace a high net carb intake, or total carbs minus fiber, with healthy fats such as those in avocados, coconut oil, seeds and nuts. Avoid industrially processed omega-6 vegetable oils like corn, soy and canola.

Because an indoor, climatecontrolled, sedentary lifestyle may lead to slowly developing chronic disease, what changes do you suggest we make? Spending time outside with bare feet in contact with the ground even for short periods can yield significant benefits. It’s even better to do it with the sun shining on your bare skin. The Earth is an abundant source of free electrons, and when the sun shines on your skin a vital biological circuit forms that helps transfer energy to water throughout the body, which serves as a cellular battery. Albert Einstein won a Nobel Prize for describing this process, called the photoelectric effect. Reducing the length of time sitting each day and regularly moving is even more important for most of us than getting regular exercise. A good rule of thumb is to stand up every 15 minutes or so.

What can we do better to maintain optimal health?

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight. The problems with carrying excess weight are more than aesthetic. At the root of obesity is mitochondrial metabolic dysfunction. Metabolic disorders go hand-in-hand with many of the chronic diseases plaguing Americans in record numbers—including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, dementia and cancer—according to numerous studies such as research by the Centers for Disease Control and the Center for the Study of Chronic Metabolic and Rare Diseases, at George Mason University. The most potent strategy to address such metabolic dysfunction is to make a strong commitment to reaching and maintaining a personally healthy level of body fat. Judith Fertig writes food health articles and cookbooks from Overland Park, KS (

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Fortunately, food allergies that trigger such a dramatic, fast, immune response are fairly rare, particularly in adults. “Most of what we’re seeing today is an uptick in food sensitivities and intolerances, terms that are often used interchangeably to describe foods that are not digested well and can challenge the immune system,” says Solana Beach, California, nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin, author of The Virgin Diet. Newark, Delaware, medical doctor and allergist Junfang Jiao, Ph.D., attests to increased levels of testing for food allergies and sensitivities in recent years. “I can’t say there are more allergies or sensitivities, but more doctors are aware of the wide-ranging symptoms and more people are getting referred for testing,” he reports. Many experts agree on at least one underlying cause behind the trend—a widely studied condition called leaky

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omplaints of digestive upsets, brain fog, headaches, relentless food cravings and unrelieved stress appear to be at epidemic levels these days. “These symptoms may be part of newfound awareness of the wideranging and seemingly unrelated health problems caused by food sensitivities and intolerances, which are different from food allergies,” explains microbiologist Kiran Krishnan, from Chicago.

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The symptoms of food allergies in adults and children, often including hives, rashes and itching, can range from being annoying to life threatening. For extremely sensitive people, the tiniest fragment of a peanut or a bee sting, exposure to latex gloves or certain medications like penicillin can cause such a sudden strong allergic reaction that it results in anaphylaxis, which makes breathing passages swell shut. If untreated, such extreme allergies can even prove fatal, which is why people with severe allergies carry the antidote epinephrine (adrenaline) with them. Food allergies are diagnosed by blood and/or skin testing under the supervision of a medical professional, usually a doctor of medicine, osteopathy or naturopathy. Effective treatment, which must be customized to the individual, typically entails avoidance of allergy triggers.

gut, characterized by intestinal permeability. Microscopic pinholes in an unhealthy small intestine can allow undigested nutrients to pass through intestinal walls, triggering mild immune responses, inflammation and, potentially, the onset of some diseases. Theories of what causes leaky gut are diverse and sometimes contradictory but experts recommend consulting a medical professional if one suffers from food sensitivities. Each individual is unique, so there is no “blanket solution” for everyone. Dysbiosis: Leaky gut is often caused by an imbalance in “good” and “bad” intestinal bacteria, sometimes called dysbiosis, says Krishnan. It can be brought on by the use of antibiotics, antibiotic residues in meats and dairy products or a diet high in sugar and processed foods. Most interesting, he believes, is the discovery that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer


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Roundup used on genetically modified (GMO) corn and soy crops, contributes to dysbiosis, as verified by Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists in a study published in Interdisciplinary Toxicology. They concluded with a plea to world governments to reconsider policies regarding the safety of glyphosate residues in foods. GMOs: While this issue has been less widely analyzed, a 1996 study published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology found that the Bacillus thuringiensis toxin added to Monsanto’s GMO corn crops to kill pests is not destroyed during human digestion. Danish researchers at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University suggested it may damage cells of the intestinal lining. Gluten: “Gluten causes leaky gut,” says Port Jefferson, New York, naturopathic doctor Doni Wilson, author of The Stress Remedy, voicing one side of the controversy based on her review of scientific literature. She’s concluded, “Whether you are sensitive to it or not, gluten increases the production of zonulin, which can result in damage to intestinal walls and cause the cells on the outside of the intestines to set off an immune response to anything that passes through. In this condition, what we’re eating—cheese, milk, eggs, corn, soy—is leaking through the gut lining, triggering an immune response and potentially creating multiple food sensitivities.” Wilson also notes that in her clinical experience, only about half of her patients with gluten sensitivities complain of digestive issues. “I’ve found that gluten causes the immune cells on the outside of the small intestine to affect the nervous system, causing headaches, anxiety, depression and insomnia,” she says. Her findings are backed by research from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Celiac Research and Italy’s University of Catania. The same researchers confirm that non-celiac gluten sensitivity or intolerance can also foster depression; a University of Cincinnati study published in the journal Headache links gluten and headaches. Other proteins in wheat can be problematic, advises Fiona McCulloch, a Toronto doctor of naturopathy, citing a study presented at the annual European Gastroenterology Conference, in Vienna,

As a gluten tolerance test, substitute an amount of non-gluten carbohydrates for the same amount of gluten-containing products. For example, instead of two pieces of bread, substitute three-quarters of a cup of brown rice—a rough equivalent in carbohydrate content. A positive difference in hunger, cravings and energy levels when gluten is eliminated indicates a condition of gluten intolerance. ~Fiona McCulloch last October. The report showed that a family of proteins called amylase trypsin inhibitors can lead to the development of inflammation in tissues beyond the gut, including the lymph nodes, kidneys, spleen and brain. Glyphosate residues can be a factor in gluten intolerance. Although wheat crops produced in the U.S. are not yet genetically modified, many non-organic wheat crops are sprayed with glyphosate to promote rapid drying, according to the Environmental Working Group. Inadequate digestive enzymes: Lactose intolerance is the most common result of missing digestive enzymes like lactase, according to the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota. Avoiding milk products may relieve digestive distress for some.

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Most experts believe the easiest way to deal with food sensitivities is to stop eating the food in question. The so-called “elimination and challenge” diet, which has been in use for decades, is effective, free and addresses the foods responsible for common food intolerances, says Virgin.

Simply avoid the food of concern completely for at least three weeks, then eat a small amount of it and catalog and the results. For some people, it may only take a couple of hours for symptoms to return after eating a piece of bread, cup of milk, an egg or bit of tofu. Virgin’s seven-food challenge is a bit more rigorous, but improves feelings of general well-being so readily that many people don’t even want to bring back the eliminated foods because they feel so much better, she says. Her threeweek diet completely eliminates the most common food sensitivity triggers: gluten-containing foods (largely wheat), dairy, eggs, soy, corn, peanuts, sugar and artificial sweeteners. “When I say eliminate these foods 100 percent, I mean it,” cautions Virgin. “You need to give your immune system at least that much time to cool off.” She adds, “You can do anything such as this for just three weeks.” Virgin also recommends the elimination diet for weight loss because it helps overcome food cravings triggered by the immune system response and leptin resistance, leveraging the hormone that turns off the body’s hunger signals, a finding confirmed by independent studies performed by Sweden’s Lund University and Italy’s University of Palermo. She’s also documented other positive effects through her own research and experience with participants in her programs, including improvements in energy, focus, joint pain, skin clarity and bloating, all in the designated short time frames.

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People with food sensitivities may be able to tolerate occasional indulgences in their trigger foods once they’ve healed their digestive systems, notes Krishnan. Probiotics can help, especially those encapsulated in spores so they can pass through the barrage of stomach acid and reach the small intestine where they are most needed. Krishnan’s research, to be published this spring, showed that half of otherwise healthy young people suffering from leaky gut had a dramatic reduction of symptoms by taking a spore-forming probiotic Bacillus indicus product for 30 days. After the healing period, sensitive people may be able

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to eat small amounts of certain foods with the assistance of dietary aids and supplements, adds McCulloch. Get dirty: Johns Hopkins University research has shown that kids raised in an excessively hygienic environment experience much higher rates of allergies and sensitivities. University of Wisconsin researchers found that youths growing up in households that are less than obsessively sanitary among four or five other people and dogs will strengthen and challenge their immune systems as they mature. Adults need to challenge their immune systems, too, says Krishnan. Eat organic and fermented foods: A widely varied diet helps spread out the immune system challenges of trigger foods. Organic foods don’t contain glyphosate and other potentially harmful chemicals; fermented foods contain digestive enzymes. Eat prebiotics: Raw onions, garlic, leeks and asparagus are prebiotics. They help feed probiotic bacteria and improve gut health. Block sensitivity triggers: Many people with lactose intolerance are able to consume dairy products if they use lactase, the enzyme that helps digest lactose. Similarly, some people with gluten intolerance find they can eat moderate amounts of wheat products with protein supplements like lectin, carb blockers and digestive enzymes that help break down the gluten molecules, according to Virgin. Supplements that might help: Glucomannan (konjac or elephant yam fiber) contributes to a feeling of fullness and stabilizes blood sugar, says McCulloch. She also recommends the amino acid L-glutamine and digestive enzymes to assist in gut healing. Kathleen Barnes is the author of numerous natural health books. Connect at


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A to Z Index of All Directory Listings and Profiles Abramczyk, Robin - Holistic Dentistry. See pages 9, 25 & 49.

Earth Kind Lawn Services - Yard and Garden. See page 36.

Rocket Science Salon – Organic Salon. See pages 17 & 40.

Abundant Life Wellness Center - Wellness Center. See pages 27, 32, 46 & 51.

Ellerie, Kathleen – Acupuncture. See page 28.

Rockwall Complete Healing & Wellness - Wellness Center. See pages 48 & 51.

Abrams-Royal Compounding Pharmacy Pharmacies. See pages 3, 13, 33 & 50. Amdur, Carol Latifya - Acupuncture and Natural Healing See page 26. American Environmental Health Foundation Store Products for the Environment. See page 50.

Engram, Toni - Holistic Dentistry. See page 29. Evexias – Hormone Replacement. See page 24 & 49. Field to Meal – Nutrition. See page 37. Gluten Free Media Group – Gluten & Allergan Free Expo. See pages 12 & 37. Harsh, Claudia - Integrative Medicine. See page 29.

Anthony, Sandy – Energy Healing. See pages 24 & 46.

Heikkinen Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center Chiropractic. See page 45

Bair, Jenny – Coaching. See page 45.

Hockaday School – Education. See page 46.

Baylor Scott & White Health System - Medical. See pages 7 & 48.

Hollywood Feed - Pets. See page 49.

Blankenship, Kim - Acupuncture. See page 44. Body Synergie - Yoga. See pages 24 & 51. Bozeman, Nancy - Veterinarian. See pages 51 & 53. Breeze Energy - Energy-Renewable. See pages 2, 34 & 46. Burgundy’s Local Grass-Fed Meat Market – Grass-Fed Meat. See page 47. Chapa, Carlos - Acupuncture/Herbal Medicine. See pages 13, 27 & 44. Concord Dallas Church - Spirituality. See page 50. Congleton, Johanna – Midwife. See page 27. Farmers Market – Farmers Market. See page 47. Crescent Yoga Studio - Yoga. See page 51. C-Section Recovery – Massage. See page 35. Dallas Area Rapid Transport - Transportation. See pages 5 & 35. Dallas County Community College - Education. See pages 4, 36 & 46. Dallas Holistic Chamber of Commerce See page 38. Dallas Yoga Center – Yoga. See page 51. Deer Lake Lodge - Spa. See page 50. Don Herring Automotive - Electric Vehicles. See page 46. Duong, Leslie - Herbal Medicine. See pages 28, 30 & 48.

House Calls of Dallas – Concierge Services. See page 46. Jesuit College Preparatory School Of Dallas Education. See page 46. Kloster, Steven – Chiropractic. See pages 30, 45 & 47. Know Your Food – Grass-Fed Meat. See pages 38 & 47. Lattie, Dayle – Psychotherapy. See pages 24 & 50. Le, Steve & Laura - Chiropractic. See pages 11, 34 & 45. Liberty Urban Gardens – Yard and Garden. See pages 45 & 51. Lemmon, Cathy - Homeopathy. See pages 22, 24, & 49. Living Springs Natural Health, PLLC – Naturopathic. See pages 19, 24, & 39 .

Rockwall Holistic Network - Business Associations. See page 24. Rohde’s Organic Plant Nursery –Yard and Garden. See pages 51 & 58 Senergy Medical Group - Pain Management. See pages 22, 41 & 49. Sierra Club, Dallas Chapter. See page 26. Smith, Lona – Functional Medicine. See page 47. Spurlock, William – Anti-Aging. See pages 3, 39 & 49. Strader, Daniel - Holistic Dentistry. See pages 31 & 43. Stone, Cris – Pilates. See page 24 & 50. Swank Salon - Organic Hair Care. See page 16. Taoist Society, Tai Chi. See page 50. Tarasenko, Natalya – NYR Cosmetics. See page 45. Tennant Institute of Integrative Medicine – Medical. See pages 41 & 49. Texas Toyota of Grapevine - Electric Vehicles. See page 46. The Hockaday School - Education. See page 46. Thermography Center – See pages 16 & 42. Thomas, Maxine – Functional Medicine. See pages 24 & 47. Trinity Haymarket, LLC -Farm Store. See page 47. Unity Church of Dallas - Spirituality. See page 26 & 42. Unity Church on Greeville - Spirituality. See page 32.

Matthews, Carolyn - Integrative Medicine. See page 30.

Wanderer, Kathy – Acupuncture. See pages 24 & 44.

Mendenhall, Kat – Coaching. See page 44.

Ware, Lisa – Yoga. See pages 32 & 51.

Morcom, David – Functional Medicine – See page 31.

Well Within Chiropractic & Wellness –Chiropractic. See pages 24 & 45

Natural Health Shop - Nutrition. See page 49.

Woodward, John - Medical. See page 49.

Primacare - Health Care. See page 48.

Yoplay Yoga for Kids – Yoga. See pages 24 & 51.

Rea, William – Medical. See page 49. Renewed Vitality MD- Integrative Wellness Center. See pages 3, 39 & 49. Ridglea Wellness, LLC – Wellness Center. See pages 40 & 47.

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Rockwall Holistic Practitioners Network BODY SYNERGIE 1103B Ridge Rd, Rockwall 972-772-5808  

Body Synergie offers tai chi and different types of yoga for people of all ages, sizes, and levels of physicality. Mats, towels, and props are provided in a comfortable, nonjudgmental space. Bodywork includes Rolfing and Craniosacral Therapy to help realign the body and support a pain-free life.

CRIS STONE PILATES Cris Stone, PMA CPT 203 N. Alamo Rd, Rockwall 214-454-2842

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.


Cris Stone specializes in Restorative Pilates.  Sessions are one-on-one in a private studio and uniquely tailored to each individual’s needs. Working on releasing tension and aligning the body for optimal movement function, pilates is extremely effective at restoring mobility, flexibility and strength for people of all ages, sizes and fitness levels.

DAWN OF A NEW DANCE Sandy Anthony 972-658-9068 Sandy is an energy healing facilitator, intuitive life coach and energetic dance instructor. She uses her innate gifts to help others awaken the magic within and free themselves. Flow through life and create without limits. Her clients and students share powerful experiences of joy, bliss, harmony, peace and fulfillment.

EVEXIAS MEDICAL CENTER Southlake: 817-328-8376 Rockwall: 469-402-1877

Dayle Lattie, Psy.D. 101 South Fannin St, Ste 114, Rockwall 417-861-6214 Dr. Dayle Lattie is an experienced, licensed clinical psychologist offering psychotherapy, psychological assessment and consulting services. She will work with you from a wellness perspective, which helps you strike a balance in taking care of your mind, body and emotions as a whole in order to help you realize your full potential.

MAXINE J. THOMAS, MD 4725 Wellington St, # C, Greenville 903-450-9120 21st Century Holistic Medicine. Get to the root of your health issue by understanding how Body, Mind and Spirit each play a role in manifesting health or disease. Restore your health by replacing nutrients, removing toxins, while balancing hormones and finding emotional and spiritual balance.

EVEXIAS is a wellness revolution that focuses on preventing disease while helping patients get well, stay well and look their best. Besides offering bio-identical hormone replacement via pellet therapy, our experienced team of practitioners and aestheticians provide a host of science-based health and wellness solutions at locations in Southlake and Rockwall.


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ROCKWALL ACUPUNCTURE Kathy Wanderer, R.N., L.Ac. 1105 Ridge Rd, Rockwall, 75087 972-772-3327 Rockwall Acupuncture provides treatment for a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are modalities of one of the world’s oldest, continually practiced medicine. Kathy Wanderer, R.N., L.Ac., MSOM , is licensed by the Texas Medical Board and holds Diplomate in Acupuncture and Herbology.

ROCKWALL HOLISTIC NETWORK 214-454-2842 Network Rockwall Holistic Network’s mission is to foster a community of holistic practitioners who serve Rockwall and neighboring cities. The group shares specific modalities of treatment, ideas, marketing opportunities, advice and friendship. Their aim is to help each other grow, while being a wellspring of healthful information for all. Meetings 1st Wednesday of the month.

WELL WITHIN CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS 2555 Ridge Rd, Ste 150, Rockwall 972-587-010 Doctors Wabomnor and Knuckles have identified six major areas necessary for restoring function and healing. They focus on bringing hope to the hopeless. Ideal patients are those struggling with answers given by traditional medicine. We use holistic chiropractic, nutrition response testing and needle-less allergy testing to help you become Well Within.

YOPLAY YOGA FOR KIDS Jennifer Byers, Owner 972-439-5653 YoPlay Yoga For Kids® is where Yoga & Play come together. YoPlay Yoga For Kids® teaches children how to stretch & strengthen their bodies, be mindful, and learn to calm & selfregulate their big emotions, all in a playful fun way through stories, songs and games.





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mile Ranch Dentistry’s Robyn Abramcyzk, DDS, practices general dentistry with a focus on holistic therapies, following safety procedures and treatments of the Holistic Dental Association and International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. She uses biocompatible materials that are safe, non-toxic and mercury-free. Abramcyzk’s spa-like office creates a calming atmosphere where every patient gets the special individualized care that they deserve. She addresses diet, supplementation, gut health and detoxification in her integrative assessments. Wellness services offered include: white composite fillings, ozone therapy, dentistry for children, oral cancer detection, Snap On Smile, porcelain crowns and bridges, implants and X-rays. Areas of specialty: safe mercury amalgam removal, general dentistry with biological therapies, frenectomy and biocompatibility testing. Philosophy of healing: “At Smile Ranch Dentistry, we believe treating the individual goes far beyond cleaning teeth. By looking at the whole being, nutritional patterns and lifestyle choices, optimal oral hygiene can be attained.”

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r. Nancy Bozeman studied as an associate to Dr. Norman Ralston, recognized as a leader in alternative veterinary medicine in the U.S. Bozeman is a founding member of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She began her career with the aspiration to study and master the art of alternative veterinary medicine, as it is her belief that the holistic approach is beneficial to the entire physical and emotional well-being of her patients. She Services Offered include: acupuncture, classical homeopathy, contact reflex analysis, veterinary orthopedic manipulation, Chinese herbal medicine, Western herbal medicine, Bowen Therapy, Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) and network chiropractic. Areas of Specialty: The Animal Doctor now includes low-level laser therapy in their range of healing modalities, which, although not considered alternative medicine, is an exciting new tool in veterinary healing Philosophy of Healing: “You must build a strong foundation for health, starting with superior nutrition, in order to get superior results.”

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The Best of North Texas Wellness Practitioners Rare Opportunity to Receive Chinese Ophthalmology Acupuncture & Integrative Medical Center Dr. Carlos Chapa, ND, OMD, LAc, Ph.D. 9901 Valley Ranch Pkwy. E., Ste. 1000, Irving, TX 18601 LBJ, Ste. 501 Mesquite, TX •


cupuncture & Integrative Medical Center (AIMC) is a holistic Eastern medical clinic that treats patients naturally by focusing the underlying issues and conditions to create better health. Wellness services offered include: complementary and alternative medicine, Eastern/Oriental Medicine, acupuncture, laser acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine and pharmaceutical-grade supplements. Areas of specialty: chronic pain, chronic health conditions, infertility and pediatrics. Dr. Chapa is one of four physicians in the U.S. who specialize in Chinese ophthalmology, treating retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. Philosophy of healing: “Healing requires a multidisciplinary approach that includes a combination of alternative medical modalities to treat a broad range of diseases and pain with the goals of risk reduction and improvement in quality of life.”

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ohanna Congleton provides full-scope midwifery services. She graduated from Texas Tech in 2007 in Nursing and received a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Midwifery at Baylor University. She is now a board-certified nurse-midwife. Her all-female practice of care providers is adding a second midwife in late 2017. Wellness services offered include: Midwives can support women in general wellness such as well-woman exams, contraceptive counseling and gynecological services. Areas of specialty: Choosing a midwife for pregnancy, birth and postpartum care ensures a family-focused low intervention birth experience. Boardwalk serves women in the Dallas and Frisco area who desire this type of experience in a hospital-based birth setting. Philosophy of healing: “Midwifery aims to educate and empower women to make informed choices for themselves and their families. I understand that when a woman chooses a CNM, she has specific goals and expectations for her care. If you desire a midwife for your birth I will provide individualized care for you and your family. My goal is to support your pregnancy and birth, in order to provide optimal outcomes.”













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eslie Duong has been a practicing herbalist for more than 20 years as a licensed Chinese herbalist and health nutritionist. She has helped thousands of clients with a variety of ailments. Wellness services offered include: a full line of high-quality Chinese herbs and supplements; all organic, natural herbs, with no caffeine; oneon-one consultations; nutrition and exercise recommendations. Areas of Specialty: acne, allergy, asthma, bronchitis, bladder infection, high blood pressure, Candida, cysts, cholesterol, cold and flu, diabetes, depression, detoxification, lack of energy, fertility, fibroid, gallbladder problems, kidney stones, herpes, hepatitis, hemorrhoids, insomnia, impotency, menopause, migraine, sinus issues, prostate, thyroid, yeast, natural weight loss and lupus. Philosophy of Healing: Her goal is to make committed, long-term changes in eating habits and nutritional intake because the only nutrition plan that works is one that we can continue to maintain for the rest of our life.

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hroughout the year, Natural Awakenings strives to bring you the latest information and resources available for natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living and creative expression. In order to serve you even better, we offer this special, convenient directory to keep at your fingertips all year long as a handy reference when searching for the things you need to live a healthier, more balanced life. Maintaining our health seems to be on the minds of everyone today. And it’s no wonder, as the complexities of daily life consume our attention, that we are also discovering that our doctor often doesn’t have a magic pill that can heal our pain and illness. Additionally, the realization that our booming industrial, chemical and agricultural advancements have actually produced many negative effects on the overall health of our bodies and environment looms before us like a massive hurdle to overcome. The signs show up in our culture everywhere—from our youth self-medicating with illegal drugs to our elderly faced with pharmaceutical bills that easily exceed $1,000 per month. Yet, Americans are responding. There is an ancient proverb that says, “When the student is ready, the master appears.” Research data claiming that vitamin and herbal supplements have become a huge steadily growing industry along with statistics that show at least four out of 10 Americans are using alternative and complementary healthcare is a strong indication that we are ready. We are ready to learn more. We are ready to take responsibility for our own health. We are reawakening to the knowledge that appropriate nutrition, invigorating physical fitness, and peaceful relaxation integrated with conventional medicine as practiced in the U.S. is sound advice. Listen to your body, feel the flow of your energy, notice each breath as a breath of life—and enjoy your journey to good health. The people and resources you find in Natural Awakenings stand ready to take this journey with you.

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athleen Ellerie opened her practice in November 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida and Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Health Sciences, from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine. She is also a NCCAOM-certified diplomate of Oriental medicine and a NADA-trained Acudetox specialist. Wellness services offered include: acupuncture treatments for $30 to $50 plus a one-time initial consultation fee of $15, allowing patients to choose how much they pay and how long they would like to stay and relax. Areas of specialty: acupuncture. Philosophy of healing: Ellerie wants to make acupuncture more accessible and popular in Dallas, and at the same time create a community of health-minded people that truly want to change their lives for the better. She teaches classes on Saturdays to empower people to take control of all aspects of their health.

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oni Engram, DDS, serving the southern DFW suburbs, is a member of the Holistic Dental Association, the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Wellness services offered include: safe removal of amalgam fillings, fluoride-free cleanings and a hands-on educational approach for young patients featuring learning lab experiments. A holistic health coach is available for nutritional guidance. “We take a functional medicine approach to dentistry, which means we seek to find a cause of disease before resorting to invasive procedures,” says Engram. Areas of specialty: a wide array of general, prevention-focused dentistry for the whole family. Philosophy of healing: “God designed your bodies to heal themselves; we strive to help you do this as safe and as naturally as possible. Our goal is to support you on your journey to health by educating you and holistically serving your needs with integrity and respect.”

A Functional Holistic Approach to Women’s Needs Integrative Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology Claudia E. Harsh, M.D. Baylor Scott & White, Sammons Cancer Center 3410 Worth St., Ste. 370, Dallas, TX 214-820-2988/214-820-5581


laudia Harsh, M.D., DABOG, DABIHM, is a gynecologist for Texas Oncology at the Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor University Medical Center, in Dallas, where she treats patient with dysplasia, assists with surveillance exams and counsels patients on hereditary genetics and cancer survivorship. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and integrative medicine. She also practices integrative medicine and medical acupuncture at the Virginia Cvetko Integrative Medicine Center at Baylor University Medical Center, in Dallas. Wellness services offered include: functional medicine assessment, including nutritional testing and treatment, hormonal testing and treatment, gastrointestinal tract assessment and treatments, genomics, medical acupuncture and stress-management tools and techniques, including HeartMath and breath work. Areas of specialty: functional medicine, nutragenomics, medical acupuncture, female hormone balance, thyroid balance, irritable bowel and chronic constipation, cancer prevention and cancer survivorship, Philosophy of healing: Harsh has a strong interest in a holistic approach to women’s emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health.

Acupressure: Based on the same system as acupuncture, acupressure stimulates body pressure points using fingers and hands instead of needles, in order to restore a balanced flow of life energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). This force moves through the body along 12 energy pathways, or meridians, which practitioners “unblock and strengthen”. Common styles include jin shin, which gently holds at least two points at once for a minute or more; and shiatsu, which applies firm pressure to each point for three to five seconds. (Also see shiatsu.) Tui na and Thai massage stimulate qi through acupressure hand movements, full-body stretches and Chinese massage techniques. (Also see tui na.) Other forms of acupressure include jin shin do, jin shin jyutsu and acu-yoga. Learn more at Acupuncture: An ancient Oriental technique that stimulates the body’s ability to sustain and balance an electromagnetic life-force (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”) which is channeled in a continuous flow throughout the body via a network of “meridians”. Disease is understood as an imbalance in the meridian system. Diagnosis of an imbalance is made by “reading” the pulse, face, tongue and body energy. To correct it, a practitioner inserts acupuncture needles at specific points along the meridians to stimulate or disperse the flow of life force. Acupuncture principles include the yin and yang polarities and the associations of the five elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood with bodily organs. Aerial Yoga: Aerial yoga and aerial silk classes utilize fabric harnesses to suspend the body in the air for a novel fluid and acrobatic form of yoga. Aerial classes are suitable for all experience levels and can be used to relax joints and help realign the body. Air Purification: The process of reducing contaminants in the air. Air purifiers are either passive (waiting for particulates to natural awakenings

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Active Release Techniques (ART): A­patented, state of the art soft tissue system/ movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

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The Best of North Texas Wellness Practitioners Bringing Care to the Right Place at the Right Time KC CORE at Medical City Dallas Hospital Steven Kloster, DC 972-566-3355 •


C CORE, with three locations in the Dallas Metroplex, is a comprehensive rehabilitation and pain center that treats a variety of conditions. Due to their close relationship with medical doctors, they get pain referrals for people that have tried everything else. Wellness services offered include: Webster Technique, Fascial Distortion Model, National Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression and Functional Capacity Evaluation. Dr. Kloster holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Parker University. Areas of specialty: with their location inside hospitals, KC CORE works in conjunction with medical doctors and clinicians for the most complete, well-rounded care of patients. Kloster has relationships with OB/GYNs, midwives and doulas that refer to him for prenatal care. Philosophy of healing: “Most of the time, we find that the issue is musculoskeletal in nature and we can really help. Whether suffering with fibromyalgia or longstanding pain from an old accident or chronic pain for years, we can help with myofascial treatments.”

Cutting-Edge Women’s Medicine Integrative Medicine and Gynecology Dr. Carolyn Matthews, M.D. Baylor Scott and White, Sammons Cancer Center 3410 Worth St., Ste. 370, Dallas, TX 214-820-2988


r. Carolyn Matthews is director of the Integrative Medicine Center at Baylor Scott and White, in Dallas, the first hospital-based center of integrative medicine in North Texas. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, medical acupuncture, palliative care and hospice medicine, and integrative medicine. She is also a certified prac` titioner of functional medicine. Services offered include: In tandem with traditional treatments, offerings include mind-body-spirit oriented therapies that have some evidence basis; comprehensive reviews of medical history and environmental factors. Areas of specialty: integrative medicine and medical acupuncture. Philosopy of healing: Matthews is passionate about assessing the whole patient and looking for and treating underlying causes of pathology. Prescriptions may include dietary or lifestyle changes, relaxation techniques, acupuncture, support with journaling, guided imagery, specialty laboratory testing, and pharmaceutical-grade botanical and nutritional supplements.

Functional Medicine Shines at Treating Chronic Disease David Morcom, Pharm.D., RPh. Integrative Wellness Rx 6211 W. Northwest Hwy., Ste. C-100 Dallas 214-293-5103 •


r. Morcom is a practitioner of functional medicine, fusing traditional herbalism with advanced diagnostic testing, his background in modern pharmacology and the newest research in herbs, nutrition and natural medicine. With an integrative and holistic approach, he aims to understand patients as a whole and the condition at its root. Integrative Wellness Rx offers functional medicine workups, nutritional and genetic analysis (MTHFR and beyond), supplement regimen customization, medication therapy management, intelligent medication tapering, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy consultations, advanced diagnostic testing and interpretation and diet and lifestyle education. Morcom’s specialties include brain health, mood and sleep, digestive dysfunction, genetics, Candida management, energy production, chronic pain, adrenal fatigue, hormone balancing, age-related cognitive decline, autoimmunity, inflammation, detoxification, blood sugar regulation, drug-induced nutrient deficiencies, meditation and stress reduction, environmental/food sensitivities and allergies. His philosophy of healing is, “I believe that the human body is a remarkable system that is innately self-healing. Chronic disease is where functional medicine truly shines.

Improving Lives Through Dentistry Dallas Designer Smiles Daniel Strader, DDS 8222 Douglas Ave., Ste. 810 Dallas, TX 214-363-7777 •


r. Strader is certified by International Academy of Oriental Medicine and Toxicology and International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. He has been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years, so he understands that when looking at a patients’ total health, putting an end to root canals and fluoride, while utilizing metal-free crowns and dentures, BPA-free fillings and safe removal of mercury/silver fillings is paramount. Wellness Services offered include: common cosmetic dental problems, sedation dentistry, sleep apnea, breath treatment, gum treatment and snoring treatment. Areas of specialty: cosmetic dentistry, biological dentistry, TMJ/TMD, laser dentistry and restorative dentistry. Philosophy of healing: “Biological dentistry is just as effective as traditional dentistry, without the risk of toxic exposure. Dallas Designer Smiles feels that they are not just changing smiles, they are changing and improving people’s lives as a whole.”

Alchemical Bodywork: Synthesizes bodywork techniques and hypnosis to address emotional sources of chronic tension and pain held in the body and facilitate their release. Practitioners are typically certified in massage, often in conjunction with hypnotherapy certification. Learn more at Alexander Technique: This awareness practice helps identify and change unconscious, negative physical habits related to posture and movement, breathing and tension. While observing the way an individual walks, stands, sits or performs other basic movements, the practitioner keeps their hands in easy contact with the body and gently guides it to encourage a release of restrictive muscular tension. The technique is frequently used to treat repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome, backaches and stiff necks and shoulders. Learn more at AlexanderTechnique. com. Alkaline Water: Drinking water that has been treated through the use of a water ionizer. Proponents of alkaline water believe that high acidity in the body contributes to a number of physical illnesses and conditions, from fatigue and weight gain to more serious disorders. They believe that drinking alkaline water can help resolve these health problems by raising the body’s pH level. Alternative Energy: Alternative energy is related to green living as it includes energy alternatives to traditional fossil fuels. The main drive behind alternative energy is to find renewable, eco-friendly sources of energy like solar or wind power.

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come to the device) or proactive (sending out the solution to the pollution). Filter-based purification traps airborne particles. UV lamps sterilize air that passes by the lamp via air currents or forced air. Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) in-duct units are mounted in a forced-air HVAC system. Ionizers generate electrically charged ions to attract airborne particulates. Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) uses a combination of UVX light and ionization to remove airborne particulates and sterilize surfaces. Ozone generators are used as whole-house air cleaners to remove major smoke odors, musty smells and toxic mold.

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Amma Therapy: A specialized form of bodywork therapy, amma (which means “push-pull” in Chinese) combines energetic, rhythmic massage techniques on specific acupressure points to facilitate blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and muscular relaxation. Suitable for individuals in varying degrees of physical condition, amma addresses challenges related to stress and anxiety; neck, shoulder and low back pain; and digestive health. Ananda (Yoga): A form of gentle Hatha yoga with an emphasis on meditation. Ananda combines classic yoga postures with breathing and silent affirmations to attune with higher levels of body sense, energy and silent inner awareness. As an inner-directed practice, it has less appeal to those desiring a more athletic or aerobic experience. Anusara (Yoga): Anusara means, “Go with the flow”, and blends spirituality with inner/outer alignment and balanced energetic actions. Developed by John Friend in 1997, this style urges students to think of poses as artistic expressions of the heart. Individual abilities and limitations are deeply respected and honored so Anusara yoga can be helpful for everyone and is good for beginners. Aromatherapy: An ancient healing art that uses the essential oils of herbs and flowers to treat emotional disorders such as stress and anxiety and a wide range of other ailments. Oils are massaged into the skin, inhaled or added to a water bath. Often used in conjunction with massage therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, herbology and chiropractic or other holistic treatments. Art Therapy: Uses the creative process of making art to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and to deepen self-awareness. The therapist makes a diagnosis and determines treatment plans by encouraging a client to express his or her feelings and unconscious thoughts through the nonverbal creative process and by observing the forms and content created. Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®: Addresses position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen or tilted uterus, for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlarge-


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The Best of North Texas Wellness Practitioners Allowing the Body to Heal as God Intended Abundant Life Wellness Center Jennifer Trejo, Naturopath Maribel Trigger, Naturopath and Neurofeedback Specialist 3904 Boat Club Rd., Lake Worth, TX 817-847-0900 •


ennifer Trejo helps people with autoimmunity, fatigue, allergies, skin disorders, gastrointestinal issues, hormone imbalance and neurological concerns at Abundant Life Wellness Center. Wellness services offered include: naturopathic support; neurofeedback for disorders such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, addictions, migraines, insomnia, post-stroke and post-concussion; holistic nutrition and lifestyle counseling, as well as genetic testing for customized weight loss; detoxification with ionic foot detoxes and oxygen steam sauna; breast health, utilizing non-invasive, radiation-free thermography and emotional freedom release. Areas of specialty: chronic and challenging health concerns and genetic testing and epigenetic/nutrigenomic support and education (MTHFR and other genes). Philosophy of healing: “God created the body to heal itself. We just need to give it an environment to do what it was created to do naturally,” says Trejo.

A Testament to Love Lisa Ware’s Yoga 4 Love Advanced Training Programs Online 200/300 469-437-1334 •


isa Ware, an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher, reiki master teacher and cosmetologist, launched Yoga 4 Love in 2008, in honor of her mom’s journey with breast cancer. She is a seasoned emcee and host for many Texas yoga community events and serves on the board of directors of the Texas Yoga Association. Wellness services offered include: Earth Day Dallas and the Yoga Conference + Music Fest. The Yoga 4 Love Cabin Studio and Yoga 4 Your Inner Goddess Retreats is located south of Dallas on a beautiful three-acre private property with a white limestone creek canyon overlooking a waterfall. Areas of specialty: The studio specializes in private group classes in a far-infrared hot vinyasa flow, reiki energy work and individual LIfe, BIz and Nutrition Coaching. Ware offers guided meditations, women’s sacred circles and outdoor yoga. Philosophy of healing: to bring global awareness to the traditional vinyasa yoga teachings through the Yoga 4 Love programs.

ment in men and for relief of many common digestive disorders. This modality incorporates a holistic approach to health care which includes massage, anatomy and physiology, herbology, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual healing.

Abrams Puts The Customer First Abrams Royal Pharmacy


ince 1980, Abrams Royal Pharmacy, now in Dallas and Plano, has helped many people by providing high-quality custom compounds, education, and personalized nutritional support that is unmatched in the industry. They are among the first in the nation to earn PCAB Accreditation, which further sets them apart from other compounding pharmacies. Founder Bob Scarbrough states, “While pharmaceuticals have absolutely saved countless lives, our philosophy is that if we give the body the nutrition it needs for proper biochemical function, synthetic pharmaceuticals can be kept to a minimum.” He says that they have doctors that come to them for nutritional advice that they can use and pass on to their patients. Abrams Royal Pharmacy is constantly riding the learning curve by attending conferences and sharing that information with customers. For locations and more information, call 214-349-8000 or visit

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Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy: Developed by American Ruthie Hardee, it combines elements of traditional Thai massage, barefoot shiatsu and Keralite foot massage (chavutti thirummal) for the treatment of chronic low-back and hip pain. Using overhead wooden bar supports, the therapist employs body weight and gliding foot strokes to apply compression massage along strategic points in the back muscles to relieve irritations on the spinal nerve caused by inflammation and swelling. Learn more at Ashtanga (Yoga): A physically demanding style that is light on meditation, Ashtanga yoga employs a fast-paced series of flowing poses to build strength, flexibility and stamina. Developed by Indian yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga’s progressively difficult postures are synchronized with a loud breath (called Ujyaii breath in Sanskrit) and are designed to produce intense internal heat and purifying sweat in order to detoxify muscles and organs. The room is usually heated to warm muscles and increase flexibility. Preferred by many athletes, this style is too intense and demanding for most beginners. Aston Kinetics (or Aston Patterning): Created by bodywork visionary Judith Aston in 1977, this integrated system of movement education recognizes the influence of the body-mind relationship on well-being. It incorporates bodywork, massage, ergonomic adjustments and fitness training in order to ease acute or chronic pain. Learn more at Ayurveda: The oldest medical system known to man and a comprehensive spiritual teaching practiced in India for 4,000 years. It focuses on achieving and maintaining perfect health via the balance of the elements air, fire and water (illness is considered an excess of any element). A patient’s body type, determined according to Ayurveda principles, is the basis for individualized dietary regimens and other preventive therapeutic interventions. Ayurveda prescriptions might include purification natural awakenings

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procedures for the restoration of biological rhythms; experience of expanded consciousness through meditation; nutritional counseling; stress reduction; enhancing neuromuscular conditions; and behavioral modification. Ayurvedic Massage: One part of panchakarma, a traditional East Indian detoxification and rejuvenation program, in which the entire body is vigorously massaged with large amounts of warm oil and herbs to remove toxins. With the client’s permission, oil is also poured into the ears, between the eyebrows and applied to specific chakras, or body energy centers, in techniques known respectively as karna purana, shirodhara and marma chikitsa. These treatments, modified to meet the needs of the West, powerfully affect the mind and nervous system—calming, balancing and bringing a heightened sense of awareness and deep inner peace. Ayurvedic massage techniques are grounded in an understanding of the primordial energies of the five elements—ether, air, fire, water and earth—and of the three basic types of energies, or constitutions, that are present in everyone and everything—vata, pitta and kapha. A knowledgeable therapist selects and customizes various ayurvedic massage techniques by selecting the rate and pressure of massage strokes and the proper oils and herbs. Learn more at Bee Venom Therapy (BVT): The therapeutic application of honeybee venom, through live bee stings, to bring relief and healing for various spinal, neural, joint or musculoskeletal ailments. Bikram (Yoga): A strenuous style, designed to make students sweat, taught in rooms heated to a minimum of 105º Fahrenheit, with about 40 percent humidity. The superheated rooms facilitate stretching and allow the body to release toxins through perspiration. Former national India yoga champion Bikram Choudhury developed the style, whose 26 demanding poses are performed in a specific order, to promote optimal health and proper function of every bodily system. Bikram yoga is a good choice for highly fit individuals and seasoned students seeking a challenge.

Transforming Lives Through State-Of-The-Art Chiropractic BestLife Chiropractic and Wellness Center


r. Steve Le and Dr. Laura Le have been serving the DallasFort Worth community for more than 10 years. They started their careers in Palm Springs, California in January of 2002 mentoring under a nationally known chiropractor and wellness expert. During that time they became directors of the busiest health care center in Palm Springs. In July 2003 they returned and brought their knowledge to the DFW area, transforming lives ever since. Their heart for what they do, combined with their extensive training and clinical experience, is the reason why so many patients have experienced amazing transformations in their health. Services include corrective chiropractic, detoxification, cold laser therapy, myovision exams, therapeutic exercises, advanced nutrition diagnoses and X-ray services. The center is committed to helping people naturally through chiropractic care, nutrition, rehabilitation and lifestyle changes, and avoiding unnecessary drugs and surgery. Located at 5072 W. Plano Pkwy., Ste. 130, Plano. For more information call 972200-5009 or visit Located at 4401 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 200, Flower Mound. Forr more information call 972-539-7500. Located at 9255 Ft. Worth Dr., Argyle. For more information call 972-200-5009.

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ost wind power companies are owned by big energy corporations with holdings in coal and natural gas, but Breeze Energy is owned by Walter Hornaday and John Spicer, who believe that in a state ranked number one in wind energy production, it is their mission to ensure Texans benefit from this abundance of 100% clean, green, renewable Texas wind at an affordable price. Breeze Energy has a strong and growing green education program, WIND 101, that supports and sponsors green-minded nonprofits such as The Dallas Zoo, Science Days, KERA, Farmers Assisting Returning Military, Dallas Arboretum, Green Source DFW, Texas Veggie Fair, Earth Day Texas and others. Their Green Dream Team internship program is devoted to developing tomorrow’s great green leaders. Breeze Energy provides science scholarships and grants to Texas students and enrichment programs supporting conservation, preservation of the environment.

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Dealing With the Effects of Caesarean Birth C-Section Recovery Center

John James, LMT, Lauren Cato Robertson, MS, LMT

-Section Recovery Center (CSRC) is the first and only massage therapy clinic of its kind, specializing in the relief of chronic pain and dysfunction for women that have experienced a Csection birth. CSRC’s approach comprises a team of seasoned therapists using a hybrid of manual therapy techniques acquired through decades of education and training, incorporating specific practices and distinctions unique to the practice into their work. By facilitating the body’s natural healing processes via tools including customized breathing homework and advanced bodywork, they aid the body in coping with the effects of a C-section. CSRC focuses on what is correctable, rather than relying on the accuracy of symptoms alone, helping clients achieve lasting improvements. By treating the root of the problem, whether the C-section itself or an existing problem that has been amplified by it, CSRC is dedicated to helping women and their entire families live happier, healthier lives. Located at 3400 Silverstone Dr., Ste. 119, Plano. For more information contact 972-612-3399 or visit

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

Biofeedback: A relaxation technique that monitors internal body states and is used especially for stress-related conditions such as asthma, migraines, insomnia and high blood pressure. During biofeedback, patients monitor minute metabolic changes (e.g., temperature, heart rate and muscle tension), with the aid of sensitive machines. By consciously thinking, visualizing, moving, relaxing, etc., they learn which activities produce desirable changes in the internal processes being monitored. Bio-fuel: Fuel derived from renewable biological material, including plantderived fuels like ethanol and biodiesel, as well as methane, which is emitted from landfills and livestock manure management systems during the anaerobic (without oxygen) decomposition of organic material. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas when released into the environment. Therefore, recovery and combustion of methane to produce energy can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT): The treatment of the symptoms of menopause (and its male equivalent, andropause) through the use of hormones produced using raw materials derived from plant sources that have the same chemical structure as those naturally produced by the body. Many compounding pharmacies have staff trained in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), which is thought by its proponents to have fewer risks and side effects than traditional methods of hormone replacement. Birth Networks: Birth Networks all over the world are promoting, supporting and protecting mother-friendly births. natural awakenings

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Bioenergetics plus Core Energetics: A combination of physical and psychological techniques that identifies and frees areas of repressed physical and emotional trauma in the body. Deep breathing, various forms of massage and physical exercises release layers of chronic muscular tension and defensiveness, termed “body armor”. The unlocking of feelings creates the opportunity to better understand and integrate them with other aspects of oneself. Core Energetics is based on the principles of bioenergetics, but acknowledges spirituality as a key dimension of healing. Learn more at

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By making informed choices and having confidence in the process, families can experience safe and satisfying childbirth. BodyTalk: Developed by chiropractor and acupuncturist Dr. John Veltheim, BodyTalk is based upon bio-energetic psychology, dynamic systems theory, Chinese medicine and applied kinesiology. By integrating tapping, breathing and focusing techniques, BodyTalk helps the body synchronize and balance its systems and strengthens its capability of self-repair. BodyTalk is used to address a range of health challenges, ranging from chronic fatigue and allergies to addictions and cellular damage. Practitioners are usually licensed massage therapists (LMT) or bodyworkers. Learn more at Bodywork: Massage and the physical practices of yoga are perhaps the bestknown types of bodywork; both have proven successful in relieving tension and stress, promoting blood flow, loosening stiff muscles and stimulating the organs. Massage therapies encompass countless techniques, including Swedish massage, shiatsu and Rolfing. The same is true for yoga. Other types of bodywork include martial arts practices like aikido, ki aikido and Tai chi chuan. Some others are the Alexander technique, Aston patterning, Bowen, Breema bodywork, Feldenkrais method, Hellerwork, polarity therapy, Rosen method, Rubenfeld synergy and Trager. Finding bodywork that improves mental and physical health is a highly individual process. Several types may be combined for the greatest benefit. Bowen Technique (also called Bowtech and Bowenwork): This muscle and connective tissue therapy employs gentle, purposeful moves, through light clothing, to help rebalance the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The practitioner’s subtle inputs deliver signals to the ANS at specific locations—muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves—and the body responds in its own time, within its vital capacity. The technique is named after its originator, Australian Tom Bowen, who also introduced the concept of inserting periods of rest between a series of movements within a treatment session. Sometimes called the homeopathy of bodywork, Bowtech addresses imbalances and both acute and chronic pain. Learn more at Breema Bodywork: Often described as a cross between partner yoga and Thai massage, Breema is a movement


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allas County Community College District (DCCCD) offers higher education that gets students hired. At the colleges of DCCCD, they can reinvent themselves in two years or less, with more than 100 majors featuring one- and two-year certificates and degrees to help build a rewarding career. DCCCD also offers core credit courses that are guaranteed to transfer to Texas colleges and universities and continuing education classes to improve job skills. DCCCD has seven individually accredited colleges: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland, as well as a virtual campus, Dallas Colleges Online; five community education campuses and additional administrative locations. The system, one of the largest in Texas and the U.S., serves more than 74,000 credit and 25,000 continuing education students during the fall and spring semesters. Dr. Joe May serves as chancellor. For more information call 214-378-1823 or visit

Dress Up Your Lawn Organically Earth Kind Services


arth Kind Services, in Denton, wants to bring homeowners an organic solution for struggling landscapes. Top dressing with organic compost adds microbes to the soil, which releases nutrients to the lawn and shrubs that are essential to plant vitality. North Texas soil is often of poor quality where builders have removed the topsoil or compacted it during construction. Owner Beau Propes has more than 25 years of experience in landscape management. Earth Kind uses a specialized spreader that does the job more effectively than just a wheelbarrow and rake. Propes notes, “Many people want to feel good about what they put on their lawns that their kids and pets play on. Anyone that wants to have a more drought-tolerant, pest- and diseaseresistant lawn will enjoy our service, and we deliver, spread and clean up, too.” Earth Kind Services also delivers and installs mulch. their newest service is providing lawn leveling with a soil/compost mix. For more information call 469-744-0281 or visit

Square Meals Fair and Square Field to Meal ield to Meal, in Waxahachie, founded in 2014, sells diet plans, or “meal bags” that customers take home and prepare. Owners Sam and Amy Roberts say, “We source from local farmers the freshest, highest-quality vegetables, meats and ingredients as they become available through the seasons. We strive to provide only organically grown and natural produce.” A few sample meals include Pork Meatballs with Gremolata, Creamed Spinach and Chicken Casserole, Asian Lemon Mushroom Soup and Crispy Salmon Salad. “We share a passion for good food; good food should be accessible, it should be easy, it should be fresh and where possible, it should be local,” says Amy. “A healthy, varied, diet prepares you for success in every facet of your life,” says Sam. “We share a desire to help make a persons life a little easier, a little better and a little healthier. In the process, we help out some amazing farmers!” Located at 410 S. Rogers St, Waxahachie, Tx. For more information call 972-921-6262 or visit

Making Gluten-Free Life Easier Gluten Free Media Group


he leading U.S. integrated media company dedicated to promoting the glutenfree lifestyle, the Gluten Free Media Group (GFMG), will host the 2017 Gluten and Allergan Friendly Southern Expo on October 28 and 29 at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, in Dallas. With an audience of more than 3 million gluten-free consumers and others with food sensitivities, autoimmune diseases and autism, the company offers custom marketing solutions through their mobile app and website, consumer expo tour, email newsletters, blogger outreach and social media interaction. With more than 122 years of combined industry experience, the Gluten Free Media Group helps brands get their products off of the shelf and into the hands of the gluten-free consumer. The GFMG welcomes new exhibitors in the Dallas area to join their expo tour, including medical professionals, gluten-free food brands and other companies meeting the needs of those living a gluten-free lifestyle. For more information, visit

Carbon Footprint: The total amount of carbon dioxide, the principal greenhouse gas, emitted over the full life cycle of a product or service. Also, stands for an individual or family’s total carbon dioxide contribution resulting from their activities, including energy use and vehicle driving habits. Carbon Neutral: An entity or process that achieves net zero carbon footprints by obviating or offsetting more carbon emissions than it produces. Carbon Offset: A carbon emissions reduction credit that represents investment in a project that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by funding clean energy projects, such as wind farms, which displace energy produced from polluting fossil fuels. Carbon offset credits are a way for individuals and businesses to offset the carbon emissions produced through daily activities. Carbon Sequestration: A natural or engineered process that captures and stores carbon emissions to prevent their release into the atmosphere and help mitigate global warming. Natural sequestration occurs when forests, soil and oceans absorb CO2, release the oxygen and store the carbon. Non-natural processes involve capturing carbon emissions from industrial processes and pumping them deep underground for long-term storage. Chelation Therapy: A safe, painless, nonsurgical medical procedure that improves metabolic and circulatory function by removing undesirable heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and copper from the body. A series of intravenous injections of the synthetic amino acid EDTA are administered, usually in an osteopathic or medical doctor’s office. The EDTA blocks excessive free radical production, protecting tissues and organs from further damage. Over time, injections may halt the progress of the underlying condition that triggers the development of various natural awakenings

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technique designed to restore vitality at an energetic level. It employs standardized sets of movements, based upon more than 300 sequences, none of which require strong exertions or muscular contortions. Breema techniques, which identify and emphasize nine principles of harmony, can be administered by a practitioner or by the individual as Self-Breema. The therapy originated in the Kurdish village of Breemava, in Western Asia. Learn more at

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degenerative conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and cancer.

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Chi Nei Tsang (CNT): Principles of kung fu and tai chi chuan, known as chi-kung (or qigong) support this holistic approach to massage therapy. CNT literally means, “energy transformation of the internal organs”, and practitioners focus mainly on the abdomen, with deep, soft and gentle touches, to train the organs to work more efficiently. It addresses the acupuncture meridian system (chi) and all other bodily systems—digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive and muscular-skeletal—along with unprocessed emotional charges. Learn more at

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Childbirth Preparation: Childbirth classes for expectant families help them be better prepared for natural childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting. They cover relaxation techniques, exercise, nutrition, anatomy, stages of the birthing process, birth positions, postpartum recovery, caring for and feeding the newborn, and consumer issues.  Childbirth educators are certified by one or more organizations, having studied that organization’s specific birthing philosophy. Some focus on relaxation and pain-coping techniques. Some encourage women to recognize and use their innate abilities and intuition to birth. Hypnosis for childbirth is a method of childbirth preparation that uses hypnotic techniques, imagery and positive affirmations to create a calm, comfortable birth experience. Chinese Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the world’s oldest and most complete systems of holistic health care. It combines the use of medicinal herbs, acupuncture, food therapy, massage and therapeutic exercise, along with the recognition that wellness in mind, body and emotions depends on the harmonious flow of life-force energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). Chiropractic: Based on the premise that proper structural alignment permits free flow of nerve activity in the body. When spinal vertebrae are out of alignment, they put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves radiating from it, potentially leading to diminished function and illness. Misalignment can be caused by physical trauma, poor posture and stress. The chiropractor seeks to analyze and


he Holistic Chamber of Commerce stands for excellence among holistic, complementary, alternative and sustainable professionals, practitioners and businesses that represent holistic professionals, practitioners, businesses and resource providers. The Chamber encourages and promotes healthy living, and supports those that make it possible to make a difference together. The Holistic Chamber of Commerce meets twice a month, sharing education in the practitioner and business arena from 7:30 to 9 a.m. the second Tuesday and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday. Holistic Chamber of Commerce Dallas also will host a business symposium on September 23. The Chamber stands for excellence among holistic, complementary, alternative and sustainable professionals, practitioners and businesses. For more information visit Dallas@Holistic and Holistic

Pasture-Raised, Chiropractically Adjusted Meat Know Your Food


now Your Food (KYF) sells grass-fed, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, pasture-raised and chiropractically adjusted meat. Most people are not able to raise their own animals for meat due to lack of space or living in an urban setting. KYF provides an option for consumers to make the initial investment in an animal, which means they have ownership of the animal. In the case of cows, an individual buys the mother cow, and when her calves are old enough, the consumer receives meat for the whole family to eat. The calves are born, raised and finished on open pasture, spending their life in a peaceful setting, and receiving veterinary and chiropractic care along the way. The initial investment can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years; as long as the mother cow is producing calves. Participants just eat their food; they know their food is healthy and was raised humanely. For more information call 214-802-7815 or visit


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correct these misalignments through spinal manipulation or adjustment.

Stimulating the Body to Heal Itself Living Springs Natural Health, PLLC iving Springs Natural Health employs a team of naturopathic doctorate-prepared registered nurses with a mission of empowering their clients through education and assisting them in balancing their bodies for maximum health and function. The practitioners at the center believe that our bodies have been made to naturally heal themselves, and they’ve developed their practice to optimize each client’s natural healing process. By harnessing many unique alternative therapies, the body is assisted in balancing energy and nutrients to stimulate the immune system and normalize overall health. Primary services at Living Springs Natural Health include thermography, bioscan and ozone therapy. Monica Jaynes, ND, MSN, RNC, CCT, is a certified ozone therapist and certified bioscan therapist. Julie Clowers, ND, MSN, RNC, CCT, is also a certified ozone therapist and certified bioscan therapist. Associated organizations include the American Academy of Ozone Therapy, Academy of Thermography, American Naturopathic Medical Association, Pastoral Medical Association and others. Located at 6700 Horizon Rd, Ste 100, Heath, Tx. For more information call 972-722-4668 or visit

Relief from Weight Gain, Menopause and More Renewed Vitality


illiam Marcus Spurlock, M.D., medical director at Renewed Vitality, is one of the most experienced physicians in integrative medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men and women, and Renewed Vitality is the ideal choice to find relief from menopause, low testosterone, weight gain, fatigue, thyroid disorder, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic viral syndromes and many other illnesses that cause pain and loss of energy. Services include bioidentical hormone replacement for both women and men, weight loss management, age management, body detoxification, sleep therapy and more. Many of the patients at Renewed Vitality have been chronically ill for years, sought relief from many sources and found little. Often they are too sick to work or do other important activities. At Renewed Vitality, knowledgeable doctors take the time to find the source of illnesses and work with the patient, using proven, advanced technology in a warm, compassionate environment. Located at 9535 Forest Ln, Ste 100, Dallas, Tx. For more information call 214.3890250 or visit

Color Therapy & Colorpuncture: Color therapists believe that the vibrations of color waves can directly affect body cells and organs. Thus, different hues can treat illnesses and improve physical, emotional and spiritual health. Many practitioners also claim that the body emits an “aura,” or energy field, with colors reflecting a person’s state of health. Color therapists apply colored lights or apply color mentally, through suggestion, to restore the body’s physical and psychic health. Colorpuncture combines the insights of light physics with the knowledge of the meridian points emphasized in Chinese acupuncture. The noninvasive technique is used to clear blockages in the meridians and restore healthy energy flow. Kirlian photographs track improvements. Another related sensory healing technique is light therapy, which attempts to restore wellbeing and can be successful in treating the depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Compostable: Organic matter that will decompose into a nutrient-rich material under aerobic (with oxygen) conditions. Conscious Living: As we become increasingly aware of the interdependence of humans, animals and the planet, progressive businesses are concerning themselves with far more than the bottom line. They know that today’s consumers are willing to invest in what they believe in, from fair-trade goods to animal-friendly and environmentally sound products and services. Counseling / Psychotherapy: These terms encompass a broad range of practitioners, from career counselors, who offer advice and information, to psychotherapists, who treat depression, stress, addiction and emotional issues. Formats

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Colon Therapy: An internal bath that washes away old toxic waste accumulated along the walls of the colon. It is administered with pressurized water by a professional using special equipment. A colonic irrigation is the equivalent of approximately four to six enemas and cleans out matter that collects in the pockets and kinks of the colon. The treatment is used as both a corrective process and for prevention of disease. Colonics are used for ailments such as constipation, psoriasis, acne, allergies, headaches and the common cold.

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can vary from individual counseling to group therapy. In addition to verbal counseling techniques, some holistic therapists may use bodywork, ritual, energy healing and other alternative modalities as part of their practice. Craniosacral Therapy (CST): The practitioner applies manual therapeutic procedures to remedy distortions in the structure and function of the craniosacral mechanism—the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the skull, the sacrum and interconnected membranes. Craniosacral work is based upon two major premises: the bones of the skull can be manipulated because they never completely fuse; and the pulse of the cerebrospinal fluid can be balanced by a practitioner trained to detect pulse variations. CST, also referred to as cranial osteopathy, is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), ear and eye problems, balance problems, learning difficulties, dyslexia and hyperactivity. Dance / Movement Therapy: A method of expressing thoughts and feelings through movement, developed during the 1940s. Participants, guided by trained therapists, are encouraged to move freely, sometimes to music. Dance/movement therapy can be practiced by people of all ages to promote self-esteem and gain insight into their own emotional problems, but is also used to help those with serious mental and physical disabilities. In wide use in the United States, this modality is becoming established around the world. Decluttering: Based on the theory that clutter drains both physical and mental energy. Decluttering involves two components. The first focuses on releasing things (clothing, papers, furniture, objects and ideas) that no longer serve a good purpose in one’s life. The second focuses on creating a simple system of personal organization that is easy to maintain and guards against accumulating things that are neither necessary nor nourishing. Decompression Therapy: A nonsurgical means of relieving pain to the lower back and neck and is often referred to as spinal decompression therapy. Decompression therapy is a spinal disc rehabilitation program that slowly and gently stretches the area of the spine while decompressing the discs


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Integrative Strategies Make Healing Easier Kirsten Ward Ridglea Wellness, LLC


irsten Ward is the Ft. Worth regional director at the Thermography Center of Dallas, and founded Ridglea Wellness in 2017. With more than 20 years experience in the healthcare industry, she holds a master’s degree in education and is a certified health specialist, certified natural health professional, certified thermographer and a doctoral candidate in naturopathy with the Trinity School of Natural Health. Under the guidance of Ward, the team at Ridglea Wellness offers a wide variety of integrative strategies to balance and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit, including whole body thermography, thermography interpretation, Reams’ Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI) testing, and non-invasive muscle testing. By drawing both from modern advances in scientific research and ancient tenets of holistic therapy, Ridglea Wellness offers the most comprehensive natural path to better living. Plans often include health education, diet and/or supplement therapy, botanical remedies, mind-body correlations and lifestyle support. For more information call 817-832-2618 or visit

Superior Customer Service is Not Rocket Science Rocket Science Salon


he holistic Rocket Science Salon was founded 20 years ago in East Dallas by Lee Ann Lage. She states, “The products we carry and use for skin and hair are the safest for you and for us. We love to find the best in organic makeup, skin and hair Everything youcare. putWe loveOrganic to because want to be healthy ON YOUR BODY Fullwe Service Salon and want you to, also.” should be SAFE 9010 She wants clients to feel comAND TOXIN FREE! Garland Road fortable the moment they walk in, Dallas, TX 75218 throughout their appointment and (214) 823-3288 the results. Lage thinks that everything we put in and on our body should be the safest that can be found. “My clients come in looking for great service and come back because we have a friendly space to reinvent yourself, maintain your look or just relax,” says Lage. “Making a connection with them is important to me.”


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Healing by Replacing Old Cells with New Cells Senergy Medical Group energy’s goal is to help customers and colleagues achieve improved health and well-being with innovative technology, accessories and education. Senergy is not a medical office, and refers all medical matters to the Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine. Senergy Medical Group is the exclusive distributor of the Tennant Biomodulator and other alternative, integrative medical solutions developed by Dr. Jerry Tennant, who holds more than 13 patents for medical devices. Tennant was one of the first surgeons in U.S. to place intraocular lenses in eyes after cataract surgery and was a pioneer in LASIK surgery other laser research. Senergy’s products are based on the principle that the body doesn’t get well by making damaged cells work correctly, but rather by making new cells. Location: 9901 Valley Ranch Pkwy. E., Ste. 1009, Irving, TX. For more information, call 972-580-0545 or visit

Natural Cures that Surpass Allopathic Treatment Tennant Institute of Integrative Medicine


r. Jerry Tennant, world-renowned ophthalmologist, practiced for over 30 years before becoming ill himself. Mainstream medicine could not help him, so he turned to natural healing and developed methods of healing which resulted in his gaining his health and ability to return to practice in 2002. Patients from all over the world come to regain health and strength. Many with macular degeneration come for a full week of treatments and return home with enhanced vision—in some cases, a complete return to 20/20 vision The Tennant Institute specializes in integrative, energetic natural medicine. Methods of therapy, include hyperbaric oxygen treatments infrared sauna, an entire line of nutraceuticals developed especially for patients, and many other. They treat everything except cancer, in which case they offer strong support for patients’ oncology protocol, while helping them reach optimum health with nutritional supplements formulated in such a way as to help the body crate healthy blood cells that fight disease. Location: 35 Veranda Ln., Colleyville, TX. For more information, call 972 580-1156 or visit

Dentistry (Holistic): Regards the mouth as a microcosm of the entire body. The oral structures and the whole body are seen as a unit. Holistic dentistry often incorporates such methods as homeopathy, biocompatibility testing and nutritional counseling. Most holistic dentists emphasize wellness and preventive care, while avoiding (and often recommending the removal of silver-mercury fillings). Detoxification: The practice of resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. According to some holistic practitioners, accumulated toxins can drain the body of energy and make it more susceptible to disease. Detoxification techniques may include fasts, special diets, sauna sweats and colon cleansing. Directional Non-Force Technique (DNFT): The original non- or low-force technique of chiropractic developed by Dr. Richard Van Rumpt. At the heart of the technique is a method of challenging and leg measuring (similar to muscle testing) to detect the presence and location of spinal misalignment (subluxation), and a thumb thrust for correction. Structures included in analysis and corrections are vertebrae, ribs, muscles, discs, cranial, soft tissues, extremities, and some ligaments. Features of DNFT are: • A direct analysis of disc subluxation and a direct correction for a bulging or even herniated disc. • The ability to distinguish between nerve interference being produced by muscles, vertebrae, discs or any combination thereof. natural awakenings

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Deep Tissue Bodywork: In this method, stretching and moving the connective tissue that envelops the muscles (fascia) works to lengthen and balance the body along its natural, vertical axis. Distortions of the connective tissue may be caused by internal reactions and complications due to accidents, emotional tensions or past unreleased traumas. The practitioner uses slow strokes, direct pressure or friction across the muscles via fingers, thumbs or elbows. Deep tissue massage works to detoxify tissue by helping to remove accumulated lactic acid and other waste products from the muscles. The therapy is used to ease or eliminate chronic muscular pain or inflammatory pain from arthritis, tendonitis and other ailments, and help with injury rehabilitation. Learn more at

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• A knee correction, which includes all osseous structures, ligaments, meniscus, and related muscles. • A comprehensive TMJ/cranial correction. Doula: A woman who supports an expectant mother through pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. Studies indicate that support in labor has profound benefits, including shorter labor, less desire for pain medication, lower rate of Caesarian delivery and more ease in initiation of breast-feeding. Fathers have reported that they were more relaxed with a doula present because they felt reassured and therefore freer to support their mates. Electrical Noise Filtration: “Dirty electricity” is a newly recognized and ubiquitous pollutant. It refers to unusable electrical energy, which produces harmonics in the electrical power lines. Filtration reduces the potential for electrical leakage into the human environment and the creation of additional “trash” (dirty electricity), and protects appliances and electronic devices. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): EFT is an emotional therapy process based on the Chinese meridian, or energy system, to heal diseases and physical ailments. Through the EFT self-help process, one mentally tunes in to specific issues while tapping on meridian points with the fingertips. This tapping stimulates corresponding areas of the body, thus balancing disturbances in the meridian system and allowing non-serving emotions to be released. View free tutorial at Energy-Efficient: A system or product that uses a reduced amount of energy compared to one of comparable size and quality by using advanced technology and/or special design features. Energy Star: A joint program through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that sets energy efficiency guidelines for products, homes and businesses. (See Environmental Medicine: Explores the role of dietary and environmental allergens in health and illness. Factors such as dust, mold, chemicals and certain foods may cause allergic reactions that can dramatically influence diseases, ranging from asthma and hay fever to headaches and depression.


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Thermography is Not Just for Breasts The Thermography Center


egulation thermography (RT) is unique in that it detects dysfunction using a temperature response and provides a multi-page, highly detailed, analytical report on the whole body, including the breasts. For 15 years, the Thermography Center of Dallas has performed thousands of non-invasive thermography screenings on patients, which comprise a complete analysis of the body, especially for breast health. Unlike with mammography, there is no pain, compression or radiation of the breasts. Because RT evaluates the function of organs and systems, it can show the real-time development and progression of disease, unlike X-ray or MRI. Used by a trained thermographer, RT can reveal where disease may be obscured and reports on all the internal organs, glands, lymph system, breasts and teeth in detail. Location: 5220 Spring Valley Rd., Ste. 405, Dallas. For more information, call 214-352-8758 or visit

Your soul is welcome here! Unity on Greenville


t Unity on Greenville we honor all spiritual paths. We follow the teachings of Jesus as well as other spiritual masters. We study the Bible from a metaphysical understanding and practice the spiritual laws that are at work in our universe. Our children’s program is based on the Bible, Unity Principles in an environment that allows our youth to learn how to apply them to their daily lives. Unity was founded in 1889 by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore as a healing ministry based on the power of prayer and the power of our thoughts that create our reality. Our Celebration Service begins each Sunday at 11:00. There are also opportunities for continued spiritual growth through classes and small groups that meet daily. Location: 3425 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX. For more information, call 214-826-5683 or visit

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We’re Not Just Changing Smiles, We Are Changing Lives “Offering Dental Excellence With a Gentle Touch” Biological Dentistry Mercury Fillings Replaced Safely Cosmetic Dentistry Services • Fluoride-Free Dr. Daniel Strader • Third generation Dallas Dentist, practicing Biological Dentistry for 20 years • Listed in the Consumer Research Council’s “Best Dentists in America” • Texas Dental Assn, Honorable Order of Good Fellow • IABDM member • IAOMT Member • LVI fellow

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acupuncture ACUPUNCTURE HOUSE CALLS OF DALLAS Kim Blankenship, L.Ac. 214-697-8118 TX LIC #01445

“My goal is to make acupuncture accessible for people who are unable to travel to clinic appointments or those who simply prefer the convenience of home treatments. I focus on pain issues, migraines, respiratory and digestive issues, post-operative recovery, stress management, fibromyalgia and cancer treatment side-effects.” Call now to schedule appointment.

DR. CARLOS CHAPA, LAC, OMD, PHD ACUPUNCTURE & INTEGRATIVE MEDICAL CENTER 9901 E Valley Ranch Pkwy, Ste 1000, Irving 18601 LBJ, Ste 501 Mesquite, TX 972-444-0660

As an Oriental medicine doctor, board-certified herbalist, and licensed acupuncturist with 17 years of experience, Dr. Chapa helps patients find relief using acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy and more. He offers an herbal pharmacy with over 1,000 safe, organic medicines. His office is In-network with most insurance providers. Don’t forget to mention Natural Awakenings.


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Kathy Wanderer, R.N., L.Ac. 1105 Ridge Rd, Rockwall, 75087 972-772-3327

Rockwall Acupuncture provides treatment for a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are modalities of one of the world’s oldest, continually practiced medicine. Kathy Wanderer, R.N., L.Ac., MSOM , is licensed by the Texas Medical Board and holds Diplomate in Acupuncture and Herbology.


Dr. William Spurlock, MD, Medical Director 9535 Forest Ln, Ste 100, Dallas 214-389-0250 440 LBJ Fwy, Ste 475, Las Colinas 972-589-1677 We are an integrative and holistic medical clinic; the ideal choice to find relief from menopause, low testosterone, weight gain, fatigue, thyroid disorder, various types of hormonal imbalances, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic viral syndromes, and many other illnesses. Our doctors find the source of illnesses and work with you, using proven, advanced technology.


Rockwall Holistic Network’s mission is to foster a community of holistic practitioners who serve Rockwall and neighboring cities. The group shares specific modalities of treatment, ideas, marketing opportunities, advice and friendship. Their aim is to help each other grow, while being a wellspring of healthful information for all. Meetings 1st Wednesday of the month.


Vegan Coaching and Cooking 469-209-9022 Kat Mendenhall is certified as a Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, a Culinary Nutrition Expert and the creator of custom vegan boots. She combines her nutrition training, culinary skills, and desire to create cruelty-free products to bring awareness to one’s ability to live a healthy, delicious, and compassionate lifestyle.

Dr. Steven Le, DC 5072 W Plano Pkwy, Plano 4401 Long Prairie Rd, Ste 200, Flower Mound 9255 Ft Worth Dr, Argyle 972-200-5009

Voted Best Chiropractor, Denton County Readers’ Choice Awards 2015, we provide corrective Chiropractic care, MyoVision 3G exams, advanced nutrition diagnosis, detoxification, spinal rehabilitation, X-ray services, functional testing, Cold Laser therapy and specialized Neuropathy testing and treatment. Our focus is on family wellness. Call now for an appointment to get our special $70 exam and treatment.



Dr. Steven Kloster, DC Medical City Dallas 7777 Forest Ln, Suite C534, Dallas 972-566-3355


We are a hospital based, comprehensive Chiropractic care, rehabilitation and pain center designed to achieve optimum results through caring, compassion and individual treatment plans. Specializing in spinal decompression and pre-natal care, we accept most forms of major insurance. Extended, offices hours and free parking. Call now to schedule an appointment.

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Doctors Wabomnor and Knuckles have identified six major areas necessary for restoring function and healing. They focus on bringing hope to the hopeless. Ideal patients are those struggling with answers given by traditional medicine. We use holistic chiropractic, nutrition response testing and needleless allergy testing to help you become Well Within.



Our office is a family owned and operated business dedicated to helping our patients realize their natural healing abilities. We utilize chiropractic, acupuncture, massage and nutrition to effectively treat the whole person. We live to give you Back Your Life. See us for pain relief, wellness care, and much more.

2555 Ridge Rd, Ste 150, Rockwall 972-587-0101

Paul, Heikkinen, D.C., Marsha, Heikkinen, D.C. 820 E. Cartwright Rd, Ste 133, Mesquite 972-285-3232


Ms. Bair is one of the 10,000 SYMBIS facilitators worldwide. She helps couples unpack a 15page SYMBIS report to achieve their marriage goals. She can facilitate for the pre-engaged, engaged and married. She has more than 24 years coaching, organizing and empowering individuals to live to the fullest.


NYR Organic Independent Consultant 972-704-4208 landofdaisies We believe in safe cosmetics. We know origins of our herbs and ingredients. Our luxurious age-defying Frankincense Intense Cream is scientifically formulated and clinically proven to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Call me now to find out more about our products, schedule a party and receive 10% off.

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Jenny Bair, MHE 14330 Midway Rd, Ste 121, Dallas 972-930-0260





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We provide personal care for your home and pets whether you are traveling or away for the day. Services are tailored to fit your specific needs. When traveling, you can rest knowing that your pets and/or your home are being professionally and reliably cared for in your absence. In addition to giving your pets lots of loving care, we also pick up mail, newspapers, water plants and provide home security.


The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) is a network of seven colleges, including El Centro, Brookhaven, Mountain View, Eastfield, Richland, Cedar Valley and Northlake. DCCCD serves the region with accredited one and two year certificates, degrees and core credit courses guaranteed to transfer to Texas colleges and universities.

THE HOCKADAY SCHOOL 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.


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.

Locations: 3520 S. Marvin D Love Fwy, Dallas 888-880-4276 2901 W Airport Fwy, Irving 866-807-3216 4225 W Plano Pkwy, Plano 888-868-9915 We take pride in offering the best selection of vehicles to the DFW Metroplex. The Mitsubishi, all Electric, iMIEV is ready for immediate delivery. We recognize your time is valuable, strive to make your experience easy and offer you lowest available online prices. We pledge to beat advertised Metroplex offers.

TEXAS TOYOTA OF GRAPEVINE 801 State Hwy 114 East, Grapevine 877-858-0831

Experience TOYOTACARE peace of mind with the purchase or lease of every new Toyota. It includes a complimentary worryfree maintenance plan and roadside assistance for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.We’re currently offering a $500 Military Rebate and $750 College Graduate Rebate. See our website for details.


Sandy Anthony 972-658-9068 Sandy is an energy healing facilitator, intuitive life coach and energetic dance instructor. She uses her innate gifts to help others awaken the magic within and free themselves. Flow through life and create without limits. Her clients and students share powerful experiences of joy, bliss, harmony, peace and fulfillment.

Breast Thermography Breast thermography can detect the first signs that a cancer is forming 8 -10 years before other procedures Ideal for all women: Women 20 years and older • Any size breast • Dense or fibrocystic breasts • Women who have had breast surgery for biopsies, implants, reductions, lumpectomies or mastectomies • Pregnant or nursing women • Women being treated for cancer No Doctor Referral Necessary

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855-391-WIND (9463) 100% Pure, Green, Texas. Wind power uses no water; which is critical in a drought-plagued state. Using wind energy, you’re good to the environment and your wallet. At an average of 8.6 cents per kilowatt hour, our residential rates are lower than TXU and Green Mountain for aver-age 12-month plans.







Coppell Farmers Market supports more than 40 North Texas farmers, ranchers and artisan food producers. Find all your grocery needs including: sustainably SATURDAYS raised vegetables, meat, eggs, hand made cheese, 8AM-NOON bread OPEN andWEEKLY pasta. Eat local, fresh and in-season on APRIL - NOVEMBER AND PART TIMEthird THROUGHSaturdays THE WINTER in March and every the first and 768 W. MAIN ST. IN OLD TOWN COPPELL Saturday thereafter. 8am-noon. GARDEN TIME FOR KIDS RETURNS APRIL 1! 10:30AM EVERY MARKET DAY AT THE CFM LEARNING GARDEN


TRINITY HAYMARKET LLC 1715 Market Center Blvd, Dallas CoppellFarmersMarket.Org 214-202-2163

A small farmer’s supply store specializing in organic, nonGMO and eco-friendly products for the urban homesteader, including feeds, tools and beekeeping supplies. We carry locally made organic skin care products, soaps, and candles using essential oils and plant extracts. Located in the Design District of Dallas.

21st Century Holistic Medicine. Get to the root of your health issue by understanding how Body, Mind and Spirit each play a role in manifesting health or disease. Restore your health by replacing nutrients, removing toxins, while balancing hormones and finding emotional and spiritual balance.


Kirsten Ward 817-832-2618

Ridglea Wellness serves the community by helping individuals restore and maintain their health and well-being through safe and natural means. Using non-invasive scientific testing methods to identify imbalance and dysfunction in the body, the team designs an integrative holistic care program specifically for each client’s individual needs.

TEXAS BIOLOGICAL MEDICINE, INC. Dr. Lona Smith, ND 4231 Sigma Rd, Ste 125, Farmers Branch 972-233-8339

3314 Ross Ave, Dallas 3326 W 7th St, Ft Worth 817-866-2247

Grass Fed Meat Market offering the largest Grass Fed Meat Market selection of 100 percent grass-fed beef and lamb, pasture-raised chicken and pork, raw milk cheeses, free-range pastured eggs and more. They only offer foods that have been raised in a sustainable manner and a natural setting. Dallas and Ft Worth Locations – with Ranch/Butcher Market in Grandview.

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KNOW YOUR FOOD 214-802-7815 KYF.Rocks

Know Your Food (KYF) provides clients the rare opportunity to make an investment in grass-fed, antibioticfree, hormone-free and chiropractically adjusted beef, lamb, chicken, turkey and eggs. After making an investment, clients pay KYF to board it. When cow’s offspring reach market weight, clients are shipped quality meat.

Using nutritional supplementation and biological medicine, we are supporting the body in finding a natural path to healing. Our target is to promote Methylation, Balance PH and increase nutritional absorption at cellular level. Our goal is to provide an alternative to the conventional care you are receiving for your health problems

7777 Forest Lane Suite C-534 Dallas, TX 75230

P. 972-566-3355 F. 972-566-2040

located on the fifth floor of Building C in Medical City Dallas

Steven Kloster, DC FDM certified, Webster's Technique certified

KC CORE is a specialized pain therapy clinic designed to treat each patient based on their unique needs. We offer one-on-one therapy during each and every visit. With a primary focus on manual therapy , we implement treatment plans based on research and results. Our goal is to assist in returning each patient to full physical functionality while equipping them with ways to maintain that level of physical health. We have 3 DFW locations to better serve you!

We offer appointments Mon-Fri 7am-7pm/Sat 10am-2pm Which run ON TIME –No Waiting! allowing before work, lunch time or after work appointments to be an option! **In-Network with most insurances **

What is the Webster Technique and how can chiropractic help during pregnancy? The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic adjustment used to facilitate balance and improved function in the mothers pelvis. Balancing the pelvis and normalizing its function may alleviate tense muscles and ligaments preventing the baby from assuming optimal fetal positioning.

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Pregnancy Related Symptoms: Fatigue


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Sprains/Strains - Fibromyalgia - Carpal Tunnel - Plantar Fasciitis - Migraines - Sciatica - Tendonitis Rotator Cuff - Hand/Foot Numbness - Low Back Pain - Postural Changes - Epicondylitis

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With a passion for people, we believe ROCKET SCIENCE that everything put in and on our bodies SALON Everything put must be nutritious and safe. Thatyou means ON YOUR BODY Organic Full Service Salon we search for the best ofshould the best in safe be SAFE AND TOXIN FREE! 9010eco-friendly Garland Road products. and Helping you Dallas, TX 75218 select from our organic hair and skin care (214) 823-3288 what blending beauty, nature and technology is all• about. Hair • Skin Nails Walk-in • Bodyappointments welcome.


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The Salt Cave of Southlake is a health spa specializing in salt therapy – a natural way to treat common ailments such as allergies, asthma, skin conditions, cold/flu, inflammation and much more. Try the yoga salt cave, relax salt cave, kid’s salt cave and salt beds. Simply breathe and enjoy.


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.

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

Shelly Jackson 200 N. Kimball, South Lake 76092 817-965-7258






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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.

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HERBAL THERAPY ACN HERBS AND VITAMINS Leslie Duong 5917 Greenville Ave, Dallas 214-887-8325

ACN Herbs and Vitamins specialist Leslie Duong will sit down with you to conduct a private and personal health evaluation. You can be assured her 20 years of experience in Chinese Natural Herbs will start to help you feel better in no time. Free Consultation Available. Schedule your appointment now.


Dr. Daniel Strader 8222 Douglas Ave, Ste 810, Dallas 214-363-7777 A 3rd generation Dallasite, practicing Biological Dentistry for 30 years, we offer non-toxic, healthier, metal-free ceramic crowns, bridges, and implants. Mercury fillings are removed and replaced safely, and we offer convenient office hours with after work appointments. Experience a pampering environment in our centrally located office. Call our concierge to schedule an appointment now.

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Smile Ranch is a spa-like dental experience that treats the whole being. Their office practices, treatments, and protocols stand by the belief of biological dentistry. Robyn Abramcyzk, DDS wants to keep her patients safe from dangerous toxins and help them maintain a beautiful smile. They do not use toxic fillings or substances. See ad, page 9.


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.

HORMONE THERAPY EVEXIAS MEDICAL CENTER Southlake: 817-328-8376 Rockwall: 469-402-1877

EVEXIAS is a wellness revolution that focuses on preventing disease while helping patients get well, stay well and look their best. Besides offering bio-identical hormone replacement via pellet therapy, our experienced team of practitioners and aestheticians provide a host of science-based health and wellness solutions at locations in Southlake and Rockwall.

MASSAGE LIVING WELL HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER Brenda Briscoe, LMT 14330 Midway Rd, Ste 121, Dallas 214-679-4618

Using LED light therapy to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation and Bowen Therapy to make corrections in the Receptor-BrainNerve communication so the body can regain function, initiate healing, and remove stress. Focus is on pain elimination, especially migraines, back pain and neuropathy. Sessions available Monday through Friday by appointment.



3400 Silverstone Dr, Suite 119, Plano 972-612-3399

Specializing in proprietary massage therapy for the relief of chronic pain and dysfunction for women who have experienced a C-section surgery, whether recently, or several years go. Restoring the body’s ability to heal itself, allowing women to live happier, healthier lives free of debilitation symptoms and mysterious health issues.


Dr. Jerry Tennant, MD 35 Veranda Ln, Colleyville 972-580-1156

We are a both a traditional and complimentary medical practice with over 40 years serving the North Texas area. The institute offers innovative, non-invasive alternative treatment for macular degeneration and glaucoma, and other eye diseases. We also offer protocols addressing over all health issues including chronic fatigue, thyroid disease and auto autoimmune related issues.


Dr. William Rea 8345 Walnut Hill Lane, Ste 220, Dallas 214.368.4132


The Environmental Health Center Dallas is a medical facility whose emphasis is the relationship of health and disease to environmental factors. Diagnosis and treatment is directed at determining the cause of the illness. Through thorough investigation we determine the correlation of the patient’s disease process to environmental factors. A leader in the field treating: mold exposure/sensitivity, oil spill exposures, pesticides, chemical exposure/chemical sensitivities, immune dysregulation and much more.

400 North Coit Rd, Ste 1902, Richardson 972-664-1990 Natural Healthy Shop has everyday low prices on over 9,000 health and wellness products and supplements. They specialize in special orders. The shop is fully stocked with groceries, supplements, sports nutrition, beauty products, special needs nutrition, massage, detox. Located at the intersection of Coit and Roundrock. Open 7 days a week.

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

RENEWED VITALITY INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CENTER Dr. William Spurlock, MD, Medical Director 9535 Forest Ln, Ste 100, Dallas 214-389-0250 440 LBJ Freeway, Ste 475, Las Colinas 972-589-1677

We are an integrative and holistic medical clinic; the ideal choice to find relief from menopause, low testosterone, weight gain, fatigue, thyroid disorder, various types of hormonal imbalances, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic viral syndromes, and many other illnesses. Our doctors find the source of illnesses and work with you, using proven, advanced technology. See ad on pXX.

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, userfriendly 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.


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Medical City Dallas 7777 Forest Lane, Ste A-315, Dallas 972-566-7870 Dr. Woodward specializes in hormone replacement for men and women, diagnosis and manage-ment of Breast Cancer and Diabetes and been a pioneer in bio-identical hormone replacement for 30 years. He developed an innovative and effective method to help the body make some of its own hormones. Call for an appointment.

Offering some of the widest selections of natural and holistic pet foods and products in the Metroplex, these well-stocked neighborhood locations also have interesting and unique pet and pet-owner products at reasonable prices. Professional pet grooming and self-service dog washing stations available. Check out our famous Mississippi Made Dog beds.

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Dr. Robyn Abramczyk, DDS 6700 Horizon Rd, Heath 972-772-7645



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8220 Abrams Rd, Dallas 214-349-8000 4909 W. Park Blvd, Plano 972-599-7700

Dayle Lattie, Psy.D. 101 South Fannin St, Ste 114, Rockwall 417-861-6214

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. Dayle Lattie is an experienced, licensed clinical psychologist offering psychotherapy, psychological assessment and consulting services. She will work with you from a wellness perspective, which helps you strike a balance in taking care of your mind, body and emotions as a whole in order to help you realize your full potential.




10500 Deer Lake Lodge Rd, Montgomery, TX 936-647-1383

Cris Stone, PMA CPT 203 N. Alamo Rd, Rockwall 75087 214-454-2842 Cris Stone specializes in Restorative Pilates.  Sessions are one-onone in a private studio and uniquely tailored to each individual’s needs. Working on releasing tension and aligning the body for optimal movement function, pilates is extremely effective at restoring mobility, flexibility and strength for people of all ages, sizes and fitness levels. 


8345 Walnut Hill Lane, Ste 225, Dallas 214-361-9515 The only retail store in the US devoted solely to the sales of environmentally safe products for everyday use in homes, schools and businesses – we even provide environmentally safe housing. Founded in 1975, our products and the education we provide to our customers is based on extensive research into the fields of chemical sensitivity and environmental illness.


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Our guests are inspired to maintain or jump start wellness lifestyles with self-directed detoxification and cleansing programs that encourage and renew combined with juice fasting, colonics, fitness classes, energy work, spa treatments and weight loss. This holistic wellness destination is secluded with a limited number of guests and eco-friendly vibe.

SPIRITUAL CONCORD DALLAS CHURCH 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 7:30am, 9:15am, 11:00am, 12:45am, and online at Mid-week service is Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Reverend Bryan L. Carter, Senior Pastor.

UNITY CHURCH OF SACHSE 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.


Central Congregational Church, 5600 Royal Lane, Dallas White Rock United Methodist Church, 1450 Old Gate Lane, Dallas 214-762-1661 Taoist Tai Chi internal arts of health provide a whole body, mind and spirit practice for people of all ages, bringing health, balance, flexibility, strength and stillness. The full rangeof-motion moves work the tendons, joints, connective tissues and internal organs, while helping to develop a compassionate and balanced approach to life.


Dr. Michael Einsohn 5220 Spring Valley Rd, Suite 405, Dallas 214-352-8758 Offering full body Regulation Thermography, including the breast. It can detect abnormalities in the very earliest of stages, many times finding underlying causes of disease. It looks at the entire body’s behavior after being stressed giving a ‘living dynamic view.’ Consultations, further eval-uation and follow up care are also offered.


6525 Forest Lane, Dallas 972-233-7106  

Experience fresh ideas of spirituality in a loving inclusive community.  Classes, events and two Sunday Services -9am Coffee House/11am Celebration. Yoga.  Meditation. Gong. Prosperity. Tour our newly renovated wedding spaces. Senior Minister James Buchanan.  - A Positive Path to Spirituality. All are welcome. Unity offers practical, spiritual teachings that empower abundant and meaningful living.


As an alternative medicine specialist, Dr. Nancy Bozeman emphasizes your pet’s entire well-being by taking a holistic approach to veterinary medicine. Offering a full range of conventional and complementary modalities including Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Laser Thera-py, NAET, Nutrition Counseling and Vaccination titers. Come visit our comfortable, pet-friendly, homey office environment.

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

812 Alex Ln, Midlothian 469-285-3559

“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 – Acupuncture, Massage, Herbal medicine, Young Living Raindrop Therapy, Chiropractic and Colonics work. Rejuvenation, Relaxation, Relief from pain, stress and tension and the opportunity to achieve your highest potential.”


ABUNDANT LIFE WELLNESS AND THERMOGRAPHY CENTER Jennifer Trejo, Naturopath 3904 Boat Club Rd, Lake Worth 817-847-0900

We help with acute and chronic health concerns including autoimmune, fatigue, ADHD, gut is-sues, metabolic issues and more. Services include detoxification, enzyme therapy, homeopathy, nutrition, weight loss, functional blood analysis, hormone testing, essential oils, foot detox, and oxygen steam sauna. We offer the latest technology in Neurofeedback and Breast Thermography.

BE ZEN HOLISTIC WELLNESS CENTER Audra Whatley, L.Ac. CFMP 515 W. Main St, Allen 214-551-4734

Be Zen HWC offers acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, functional medicine, Reiki and more. The staff is dedicated to partnering with you to assist you in achieving a state of wellness and healing through various holistic methods. Audra Whatley, has worked with people from all over the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex since 2004.

Ellis County’s premier yoga studio brings peace to the mind, body and spirit. Teachers are experienced, educated and passionate about sharing their knowledge. Learn techniques to balance the body and ease hectic lifestyles. Crescent Yoga offers a wide variety of yoga styles. Over 18 classes per week. 2 Weeks Unlimited Yoga for $20.

DALLAS YOGA CENTER 4525 Lemmon Ave, Dallas 214-443-9642




Irving, TX 214-531-3227

Take the guess work out of starting a vegetable garden and eat healthy all year long. We provide professional vegetable garden design and installation services all over the Metroplex, including elevated gardens, raised-bed gardens, planting and care services, drip irrigation systems and gardening advice. Whether you live on 2 acres or .2 acres, we can help.

Providing yoga and wellness to the Metroplex since 1989, DYC is a holistic education resource center. Through the wide breath/ depth of yoga classes, cutting edge somatic modalities and a multifaceted holistic wellness center with a large variety of integrative wellness services, we serve and educate our community and provide tools for healing, growth and self-exploration.



Lisa Ware 469-437-1334

1651 Wall St, Garland 972-8641934

Rohde’s helps you get and maintain beautiful yards and gardens in a chemical-free environment. We know organics better than anyone else. Products and services include landscaping and maintenance, natural fertilizer, natural insect control, unique garden gift items, pet food and a large selection of native and drought-tolerant plans.

Fully interactive, guided training with included retreat. The program is available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Enjoy audio and video classes with a global community of yogis. We focus on traditional vinyasa and yogic lifestyle to integrate mind, body and spirit practices. YA 200/300 RYS.



Jennifer Byers, Owner 972-439-5653


1103B Ridge Rd, Rockwall 972-772-5808  Body Synergie offers tai chi and different types of yoga for people of all ages, sizes, and levels of physicality. Mats, towels, and props are provided in a comfortable, nonjudgmental space. Bodywork includes Rolfing and Craniosacral Therapy to help realign the body and support a pain-free life.

YoPlay Yoga For Kids® is where Yoga & Play come together. YoPlay Yoga For Kids ® teaches children how to stretch & strengthen their bodies, be mindful, and learn to calm & selfregulate their big emotions, all in a playful fun way through stories, songs and games.

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A Year in the Life of a Rose – 11am-12pm. Learn what roses need and how to maintain their health over the long term. The 1st 100 people Saturday morning receive their choice of one free Ready Rose Mix or a quart Root Stimulator with rose purchase. While supplies last. North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas. 214-363-5316.

Family Experiments at Klyde Warren Park: Energy – 11am-2pm. Explore how electricity works and even build your own circuit. Free. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas. Open House at Honey’s Acres Farm – 11am-1pm. Please join us at an open house on the Farm. We›ll serve up a tasty farm-raised breakfast, talk about upcoming classes and offer up lots of sunshine and fresh air. Free. Honey›s Acres Farm, 1350 Stoney Creek Dr, Cedar Hill. 214-202-2163. Coppell Reads Author Visit – 7-8:30pm. Janice Kaplan will discuss her book The Gratitude Diaries and the difference positive thinking has made in her life. Free. Cozby Library and Community Commons, 17 N Heartz Rd.

Stargazing – 7-8pm. There will be a telescope available for shared viewing. We will point out and look at some of the constellations and planets that are visible in the night sky. Program may be cancelled because of weather. Contact the park office for updated information. Free. Honey Creek Parking Lot, Cooper Lake State Park, S Sulphur Unit. 903945-5256.


Texas A&M Commerce – Mar 5-7. The Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) will be hosting their 5th Annual Summit March 5-7th at Texas A&M Commerce. TexasCampusSustain

savethedate SATURDAY, MARCH 4 ALL OUT TRINITY FESTIVAL Starts at 8am With one of a kind events including the 13th annual Trinity River Levee Run, the largest outdoor yoga class in Texas (Yoga on the Bridge), and the largest urban gravel bike ride in the U.S. (Gravelthon! Dallas). Attracting a broad group of participants and spectators, from elite athletes to fun-loving families, the event is open to everyone. Presented by Trinity Commons Foundation & City of Dallas Location: Margaret Hut Hill Bridge, Dallas For more information visit


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Insect Mimics – 10am-12pm. Learn about the different types of mimicry and why it is so prevalent in nature. Stay after to enjoy instructor John Watts’ daily butterfly release. $15/non-members, $10/ members. Texas Discovery Gardens, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas. 214-428-7476. Texas

savethedate TUESDAY, MARCH 7 STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM 7-9pm Every day we are under attack by billions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that want to make us their home. So, our body has developed infection fighters known as the immune system. Learn about the function of the immune system and which nutritional products we can use to support it. Free. Presented by Abrams-Royal Compounding Pharmacy Location: Abrams-Royal Pharmacy II, 4904 W. Park Blvd, #177, Plano 75090 For more information call 972-599-700 or visit DART Community Meeting – 6-8pm. The City of Coppell is hosting a community meeting regarding DART Cotton Belt Rail Line Project. Join us to learn more about the project plans and schedule. Coppell Community Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell.


White Rock Lake Clean-up – 8:15am. Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club’s adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Gloves, trash bags, etc. will be provided. Meet at Love of the Lake office, NE corner of Garland Rd and Buckner Blvd. 214-455-2115.

Black Vegetarian Society of Texas: Meatout – 10am-6pm. Vegetarian themed festival featuring food, speakers, cooking demos and vendors. Theme this year is: Rock Your Health. Free. 211 E Pleasant Run Rd, DeSoto. Lawn Care Maintenance – 11am-12:30pm. This program covers basic lawn maintenance practices and selecting the right turf grass to improve the health and longevity of your landscape. You will learn how to maintain your landscape using less water, fertilizers and pesticides. Free. Biodiversity Education Center, 367 S Freeport Pkwy, Coppell. Heard Museum: Owl Prowl – 6:30pm. Bring your family to see a live owl presentation and then stay for a guided night hike on our sanctuary trails. $19. Heard Museum, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. Spring Break Sleepover – 6:30pm-8am. Go behind the scenes at the Perot Museum with after-hours access to intriguing exhibits, exclusive demonstrations

and hands-on discovery – with a late-night snack, 3D movie and light breakfast to round out the experience. $45/youth, $30/adult chaperone. 2201 N Field St, Dallas. 214-428-5555.


Spring Break Safari Week – Mar 13-17. 11am3:30pm. Get out of the house and into the gardens with your family during Spring Break. Enjoy discovery-themed activities and crafts each day! Included with admission. $0-$8. Texas Discovery Gardens, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas. 214-428-7476.

I Agree to Look Within When I React: A Revolutionary Agreement – 7pm. The objective for this session is for you to have the ability to transform negative reactions to others’ behavior into greater Self-awareness. $20. CSLDallas, International Parkway, 4801 Spring Valley Rd, Ste 115, Dallas. 972-866-9988.


Dallas Sierra Club Meeting – 7-8:30pm. Learn about the wild world of woodpeckers, how they help shape ecosystems, threats they face, and how you can help ensure their survival. Free. Brookhaven College, Building H, 3939 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch. 972-699-1687.


How do birds fly? – 2-3pm. Meet at the beach picnic area close to the boat ramp. Learn how birds fly, then build a kite and test your ability to fly it. Martin Creek Lake State Park. 903-836-4336. Lisa.Male@

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art – 6pm12am. Join us on Friday, March 17 for an evening of knights, unicorns, fairy tales, storytelling, and a little magic. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas. 214-922-1200.

‘til Midnight at the Nasher – 6pm-12am. Presenting live outdoor concerts and film screenings in the Nasher Garden. Guests have the opportunity to engage in social media scavenger hunts, progressive tours and to view the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Free. The Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas. 214-242-5100. Nash

Gong Meditation Workshop with Kenny Kolter – 6:30-8pm. Enter the studio, lie down on a nest of blankets and bolsters, and allow the sounds to “wash” over you as Kenny takes you on a deep inward journey. $20. Dallas Yoga Center, 4525 Lemmon Ave, Dallas. 214-443-9642. DallasYoga


Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve – 9am-12pm. Come to the hilly terrain of Cedar Ridge Preserve to help maintain one of the better trail networks in Dallas. 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas. 469-223-7902. Colors of the Wind – 2-3pm. Take a short 20 minute stroll to identify trees in the park and appreciate their different shapes and colors. At the end hikers can create either a colorful ink printing of fallen leaves they’ve collected. Free with paid daily entry of $4. Bonham State Park. 903-583-5022. Jason. Chickens! – 3-5pm. John Ramos of Urban Chicken

Inc. has the experience to help you raise your flock the right way, and he’ll share his know-how and offer hens for sale right at the event. North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas. 214-3635316.


TCU Institute for Environmental Studies: Rhino Run – 8:30-10:30am. Come and join us as we run to help the rhino! Official 5k timed run and 1k walk with great raffle prizes and unique medals for category winners. TCU Amon Carter Stadium, Ft Worth. TheTCURhinoRun.


City of Flower Mound: Monarch Waystations – 7pm. Learn simple steps to create a Monarch Way Station in your backyard. Carol Clark, Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist, presents the monarch life cycle, its magnificent migration through Texas and actions you can take now to support conservation of this threatened butterfly. Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Ln, Flower Mound. 972-874-6165.

Mantras and More with Henry Marshall – 2-4:30pm. Tri-Energetic group exercises will help us relax the body, quiet the mind-emotions, and open the heart. Learn new and powerful mantras for attracting more of what you want in your life, from financial abundance or a spiritual life partner. $20. CSLDallas, International Parkway, 4801 Spring Valley Rd, Ste 115, Dallas. 972-866-9988.



Nasher Prize Dialogues – 10am-4pm. The annual Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium offers master’s and doctoral students from any academic discipline the opportunity to present scholarly work on a host of questions and topics related to each year’s new laureate. The Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas. 214-242-5100.

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation Workshop – 1-3pm. This workshop is intended to provide an introduction to mindfulness meditation, a tool to support you in developing greater resilience and well-being. $30/ten days prior, $40/after. Dallas Yoga Center, 4525 Lemmon Ave, Dallas. 214-4439642.

Paul Watson – 7:30pm. Pulitzer Prize–winning author and photojournalist Paul Watson sheds light on a story intricately linked with the broken mast in the DMA’s signature painting The Icebergs by Frederic Edwin Church. $40/public, $30/member, $20/ student or educator. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas. 214-922-1200.


Dallas Sierra Club New Member Picnic – 11am2pm. All new and prospective Sierra Club members are invited to a special picnic just for you. We’ll be serving hamburgers and hot dogs, vegetarian fare, salad and drinks. Free. Churchill Park, on Churchill Way, just south of the intersection of Hillcrest and I-635 LBJ. 469-223-7902 Essentials of Raja Yoga Meditation – 11am-2pm. An opportunity to gain insight into the practice of Raja Yoga meditation and look at the practical application of spirituality in daily life. Free. Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center, 1420 N Cooper St, Ste 112, Arlington.

Art in Bloom 2017: Seasons of Love – 9:30am2:30pm. The annual fundraiser for the DMA League features an expert floral design lecture followed by an elegant luncheon and auction. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas. 214-922-1200.


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savethedate TUESDAY, MARCH 28 MINDFULNESS SEMINAR WITH JON KABAT-ZINN & ELISSA EPEL 7pm Interested in learning mindful practices that can make a big difference in your ability to cope with stress and help you live longer? Then don’t miss “Love & Wisdom in a Time of Stress,” with these world-renown experts as part of the SMU Lynn Lecture Series in partnership with the Momentous Institute. Tickets, $25 to $100. Presented by the SMU Lynn Lecture Series and The Momentous Institute Location: McFarlin Auditorium, SMU Campus, 6405 Boaz Ln, Dallas, TX 75205 To register visit For more information call 214-915-4700.


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The Omni Imax: Ft Worth — Showtimes and features online. $7/adults, $6/children 2-12 & seniors. Ft Worth Museum of Science & History, Omni Theater, 1600 Gendy St, Ft Worth. 817-255-9300.

Dallas Blooms: Flower Power — 9am-5pm. Get your groove on in the garden with Peace, Love and Blooms, featuring more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs. Through April 9th. $15. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas. 214-515-6612. Outdoor Sculpture Garden — 11am-5pm, MonWed; 11am-9pm, Thurs-Sun. Located in the heart of downtown is a sculpture garden shaded by mature oaks and filled with pools of water and forceful waterfalls. Free. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas.

Lunch Time Yoga — 11:30am-12:15pm. Take a break from your day and spend lunch with us! Enjoy a 45 minute flow class that will to re-energize your body, mind and spirit. Free. Shakti Yoga Center, 118 W Centerville Rd, Ste 300, Garland. 469-573-8821.


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Energy Blast — Exhibit tells the dynamic story of energy and alternative energy resources in North Texas, the Barnett Shale. Ages 11 & up. Included in $14/adult, $10/ child admission. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St, Ft Worth. 817-255-9300.



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Zen to Go — Mon thru Thurs. 12-12:45pm. An oasis in the middle of the day offering walking and sitting meditation followed by brief sharing. Donation accepted. Dallas Meditation Center, 727 S Floyd Rd, Richardson. 972-432-7871. DallasMedi Happy Hour at Bar Alto — 5-7pm, weekdays. Take $1 off selections of wine by the glass. Patrons may sit at the bar or in the cafe or take it with them while they shop. Whole Foods Market, 4100 Lomo Alto Dr, Highland Park. 214-520-7993. WholeFoods HighlandPark. Happy Hour at Sundown at Granada — 5-7pm. Half price flatbread, $3 Guns & Oil American Lager, $5 house wine & $4 well drinks. Neighborhood beer garden and restaurant, featuring wild caught

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sunday Hiking Yoga — 9-10:30am. Our 90-minute yoga hikes stretch, strengthen and re-focus you on the trail. $20. Revechron Park, 3505 Maple Ave, Dallas. 972-505-1201. YogaBusinessConnection@gmail. com. Sunday Service/Meditation and Purification — 9-11:15am. Participate in meditation, chanting and readings from the Bible and Bhagavad Gita. 9-9:45am, Meditation and Purification; 10-11:15am, Service. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-2489126.

Vegan Sunday Brunch at Spiral Diner — 9am5pm. Vegan diner and bakery since 2002. Sunday brunch features vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, breakfast quesadillas and organic mimosas. 1314 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth & 1101 N. Beckley, Dallas.

Dynamic Meditation — 10-11am. One of the active meditations compiled by Osho. Breath, jump, scream and shout, let it all go, then be in the bliss of silence and stillness. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157. Vickery Meadow Market — 10am-3pm. Community farmers market with local farmers, ranchers and artisans selling fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, hand-crafted foods and more. Half Price Books, 5803 E. Northwest, Dallas. Yoga at White Rock Hills Branch Library — 1-2pm. Class will include breathing and relaxation techniques taught by Mara Black. Free. White Rock Hills Branch Library, 9150 Ferguson Rd, Dallas. 214-670-8443.

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seafood, organic meats and dairy, and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. 3520 Greenville Ave, Dallas. 214-823-8305.

Meditation at the Crow Collection of Asian Art — 2-3pm. Join Kadampa Meditation Center of Texas in the Crow Collection galleries to learn meditations to relax body and mind, achieve inner peace and develop a kind and patient attitude toward others. Free. Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora St, Dallas.

Dallas Organic Garden Club — 2:30-4:30pm. 4th Sun each month. North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas.

Tai Chi at While Rock Hills Branch Library — 3-4pm. This open-level series of classes use movement, breathing and visualization exercises to relax the body, increase feeling awareness, and sharpen mental focus. Free. White Rock Hills Branch Library, 9150 Ferguson Rd, Dallas. 214-670-8443.

Chakra Sound Meditation — 5-6:30pm. Includes chakra sounds and breathing techniques. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157.

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

monday uBaby Cafe — 8:30am-5pm. Mon, Wed, Fri. New and expectant mothers come together to discuss breastfeeding and receive support. Groups are alternated every week in English and Spanish. Community Baby Cafe, 8202 Spring Valley Rd, Ste 100, Dallas. 214-243-2104. Sandra.Rodriguez@

Core 30 — 9:30-10am. Core 30 is a brand new 30-minute core fitness class that will incorporate exercises to strengthen the abdominals and back. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W. Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

Every Body Flow — 9:30-10:30am. This yoga session puts emphasis on stretching, strengthening and realigning no matter what shape an attendees body is in.  All Levels Welcome. $15. Divine Sight Healing Arts Center, 1320 Griffin St, E Dallas. 903-3434764. Yoga for Children & Tweens — 4-5:15pm. Yoga helps kids to develop body awareness with positive self-image, manage stress through breathing, meditation and safe movement. $10. Shakti Yoga Center, 118 W Centerville Rd, Ste 300, Garland. 469-5738821.

Lake Highlands Acupuncture, 10252 E NW Hwy, Dallas. 214-267-8636. Heather.Harper.Ellett@

Su/Zen Poetry — 8pm. Readings from the esoteric masters at the Community Table. All dimensions welcome. Free. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Dr, Dallas. 214-521-6157.


Meditation Mondays with Beverly Pryor — 7-8pm. Meditation Mondays focuses on the practice and the experience of various forms of meditation. Free. Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas. 972233-7106. Moon Vinyasa Yoga Class — 7-8:15pm. A great yoga class with a calming energetic effect, helping the mind and body to experience a deeper stillness. Shakti Yoga Center, 118 W Centerville Rd Suite 300, Garland.

Monthly Meditation — 7:30-8:30pm. 1st Mon. Join Lake Highlands Acupuncture for this monthly meditation. Beginner and seasoned meditators are welcome. RSVP suggested. Donations welcome.

Beginning Taoist Tai Chi Class — 7-8:30pm. Learn the 108 moves. Class cost includes matriculation, a shirt, 4 months of beginning classes and 1 month of continuing classes. $10-$15/class. Packages available. Central Congregational Church, 5600 Royal Ln, Dallas. 214-762-1661.

Aquacise — 9:30-10:15am. Low impact water aerobics for all levels. Participants must be members of the Coppell Senior and Community Center. Free. Aquatic Center & Recreation Center, 234 E Pkwy, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

Yo-Lates — 10:30-11:30am. Yoga poses are performed in a slow flowing progression mixed with Pilates, focusing on posture and core stability to create symmetry, flexibility and strength. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W. Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

Stretch & Digest — 12:15-1pm. Target those trouble muscles for folks who work at a desk hips, hamstrings, low back, neck - in a slow paced, restorative-style yoga class. $15. Divine Sight Healing Arts Center, 1320 Griffin St, E Dallas. 903-3434764. Alzheimer’s Support Group — 2-3:30pm. 2nd & 4th Tues. Activities & care available at no charge with a reservation for family members if attending support group. Free. Friends Place Adult Day Services, 1960 Nantucket, Richardson. 972-437-2940.

Tuesday Meditation — 6:30-7:30pm. Experience the silence of a gently guided meditation. All levels of experience welcome. Love offering. Unity on Greenville, 3425 Greenville Ave, The Gathering Place, Dallas.

Gentle Yoga — 5-6pm. Learn a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support will be offered. Wear fitness shoes with good support. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

Ayurveda Classes — 7-8pm. Learn the ancient Vedic healthcare science. Donation. Kalachandji’s Restaurant, 5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas. Bostmas@

COH Donation Yoga Class — 7-8pm. Yoga flow class for all levels. Bring own yoga mat. Free. Donations accepted benefit local missions. Community of Hope UMC, 1800 E Debbie Ln, Mansfield. 817453-2328.

YES: A Young Adults Meditation Fellowship — 7-9pm. A meditation series for young adults in their 20s and 30s. Each evening will include a beginnerfriendly walking and sitting meditation, Dharma teachings and refreshments afterwards. Donation. Dallas Meditation Center, 727 S Floyd Rd, Richardson. 972-432-7871. Meditation for Health and Healing — 7-9pm. Join experienced teachers Jon and Linda Caswell as they guide students through a practical, secular practice. No chanting or incense. Donation. Lake Highlands Acupuncture, 10252 E. Northwest Hwy, Dallas. 214267-8636. Heather@LakeHighlandsAcupuncture. com.

Gong/Sound Meditation — 7:30-8:30pm. 1st & 3rd Tues. Gong and drum provide energetic and sonic backdrop to group meditation. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157.

Group Meditation — 7:30-8:30pm. Meditate with like-minded friends to access inner peace, calmness and joy. Free. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126. Country and Western Dance Lessons — 7:309pm. 3-week, 2-step series, then 3-week waltz series. Sandunga Dance Studio, 2155 Marsh Ln, Carrollton. Info, cost: 972-418-1600.

Community Acupuncture — 6:30-7:45pm. Auricular (ear point) acupuncture is provided in group setting for relaxation, reduction of cravings and cleansing. $20/advance, $25/at door. White Rock Holistic Wellness Center, 718 N Buckner Blvd, Ste 416-103, Dallas. 214-642-0002. Walz.Jennifer@

Circle of Men — 7pm. A regular gathering in a safe non-competitive environment to share with other men. This powerful tool helps men feel better in general. Love offering. The Gathering Place, Unity on Greenville, 3425 Greenville Ave, Dallas. 214-826-5683. Drew Weininger: KarenRomestan@ Kalachandji’s Yoga — 7-8:15pm. A wonderful beginners and intermediate class on yoga. Donation. Kalachandji’s Restaurant, 5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas. 214-810-1371.

wednesday Read and Learn — 10:30-11:30am. Features musicians, storytellers and puppets performing for newborns to 6 yr olds. Reading activity is followed by a guest performer. Dallas Public Library, Bookmarks Branch, 8687 N Ctrl Expy, Dallas. 214-671-1381. Chair Massage — 3-6 pm. Sign up for an appointment in advance or walk in. 10-minute minimum. $1/minute. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136. Yoga for Children & Tweens — 4-5:15pm. Yoga helps kids to develop body awareness with positive self-image, manage stress through breathing, medi-

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tation and safe movement. $10. Shakti Yoga Center, 118 W Centerville Rd, Ste 300, Garland. 469-5738821.

Circuit Training — 5-6pm. The class will work on the cardiovascular system and all major muscle groups in a fun format. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group — 5-6:30pm. 1st Wed. Cindy Marshall, M.D., director of Memory Care at Baylor Neuroscience Center, will address the unique concerns, challenges, & treatments associated with LBD. Free. Friends Place Adult Day Services, 1960 Nantucket, Richardson. 972-437-2940. Coloring Club for Adults at Oak Lawn Library — 6-7:30pm. We will provide you with colors and coloring pages or you can bring your own. Enjoy time with other creative people, de-stress, and have some fun! Adults 18 and up. 4100 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas. 214-670-1359. Dallas Green Drinks — 6pm. 2nd Wed. Meet for happy hour with other eco-conscious people. No cover, buy own drinks. Location TBD.

month of continuing classes. $140/ adults, $110/ seniors or students for 4 months. Central Congregational Church, 5600 Royal Ln, Dallas. 214-7621661.

Every Body Flow — 9:30-10:30am. This yoga session puts emphasis on stretching, strengthening and realigning no matter what shape an attendees body is in.  All Levels Welcome. $15. Divine Sight Healing Arts Center, 1320 Griffin St, E Dallas. 903-3434764.

Rockwall Holistic Practitioners Network Meeting — First Wed. 6-8pm. Monthly meeting of holistic practitioners in Rockwall and surrounding areas to share information, ideas, events and fellowship. $125 annual dues. Cris Stone Pilates, 203 N Alamo Rd, Rockwall. 214-454-2842. Cris Stone: RockwallHolisticNetwork.

Group Meditation — 6:15-6:45pm. Strengthen your meditation practice by joining us for a halfhour session comprised of various meditation practices. Open to all. Free. A Center for Spiritual Living, 4801 Spring Valley Rd, Suite 115, Dallas. 972-866-9988.

Laughing Yoga — 7-8:15pm. Healthy and playful experience that helps the body to move easily, freely, and genuinely laugh. Free, donations accepted. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214521-6157.

thursday Beginning Taoist Tai Chi Class — 9:30-10:30am. Learn the 108 moves. Class cost includes matriculation, a shirt, 4 months of beginning classes and 1


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‘Til Midnight at the Nasher — 6pm-12am. 3rd Fri. All ages. Outdoor evening series featuring local bands and movies, alfresco dining, gallery tours and more. Free. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas. 214- 242-5100. NasherSculptureCenter. org/TilMidnight.

Garden Gigs at the Dallas Arboretum — 7:309:30pm. Bask in the magic of live music at twilight as Garden Gigs returns to the Dallas Arboretum. Parking is complimentary. $8/Members, $10/ Non-Members. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas. 214-515-6525. KBruton@Dallas

Fit Dance Plus — 9:30-10:30am. Aerobic fun with simple foot patterns, working around a chair, adding balls and or weights for coordination, balance and muscle work and ending with gentle stretching. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

Baby Bounce Basics — 12:30-1pm. Activities for moms/caregivers and infants up to 24 months old with interactive music, nursery rhymes and stories. Dallas Public Library, Bookmarks Branch, 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas. 214-671-1381. NorthPark@

The Darshan Room — 6-8pm. Kirtan music, meditation, philosophy, vegetarian feast, spiritual discourse. Donation. Kalachandji’s, 5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas. 214-810-1371.

Chair Massage —3-6 pm. Sign up for an appointment in advance or walk in. 10-minute minimum. $1/minute. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

Alzheimer’s Support Group — 2-3:30pm. 2nd & 4th Thurs. Activities & care available at no charge with a reservation for family members if attending support group. Guest speaker each month. Free. Friends Place Adult Day Services, 1960 Nantucket, Richardson. 972-437-2940. Gentle Yoga — 5-6pm. Learn a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support will be offered. Wear fitness shoes with good support. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

Dallas Vegan Drinks — 6:30pm. Meets the second Thursday of the month at various veg-friendly locations for fellowship. Chill Yoga 101 — 6:45-7:45pm. No heat vinyasa flow. Yoga is significant to everyone in a personal and unique way. Breathe, feel and let go for a moment. All levels welcome. $12 suggested donation. Dynamic Yoga 4 Love Studio, 558 Bluebird Ln, Red Oak.

friday Aquacise — 9:30-10:15am. Low impact water aerobics for all levels. Participants must be members of the Coppell Senior and Community Center. Free. Aquatic Center & Recreation Center, 234 E Pkwy, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

Family Fun Fridays at the Dallas Arboretum — 10am-2pm. Join every Friday in the shady Pecan Grove for face painting, a petting zoo, silhouette artist Micki Triggs and music for the little ones. $15. 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas. 214-515-6612.

Friday Night Bike Ride — 7:45pm. Twelve-mile social bicycle ride around White Rock Lake. All skill levels welcome. Helmets required and lights/ water recommended. Post-ride eats at Jake’s. New Dallas Bike Works Parking Lot, 4875 W Lawther Dr, Dallas.

saturday Good Local Markets — 8am-1pm. Community farmers market with local farmers, ranchers and artisans selling fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, handcrafted foods and more. Lakeside Baptist Church, 9150 Garland Rd, Dallas. Grand Prarie Farmer’s Market — 8am-2pm. Market features locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants, tamales, baked goods, salsas, dips, relishes, eggs, honey, chips, soaps, candles and more. 120 W Main St, Downtown Grand Prairie. Businesses/Farmers-Market.

White Rock Lake Cleanup — 9am. 2nd Sat. Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club’s adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Free juice and coffee. Gloves, trash bags, etc. provided. Love of the Lake, northeast corner of Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard, Dallas. 214-824-0244. Target First Saturdays — 10am-2pm. 1st Sat. Family activities including art scavenger hunts, family tours, yoga, story time and live performances. Free. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas. 214-242-5100.

Yoga in the Park — 10-11am. Enjoy the serenity of yoga in the park. Perform sun salutations with guidance from Dallas Yoga Center. Meets at the Muse Family Performance Pavilion. Free. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas. 214-716-4500.

Cloth Diapering 101 — Times vary. Learn the basics of cloth diapering. $10. The Nappy Shoppe, 3253 Independence Pkwy, Plano.

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Natural Awakenings Dallas Metroplex Mar 2017 Annual Directory Issue  

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