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s we present our fifth annual Health Living Directory, we feel so proud and blessed to have been part of the growth of green, healthy, sustainable living in North Texas. That train has officially left the station, and it just keeps picking up steam. In the nearly nine years that we’ve been publishing Natural Awakenings magazine here in the Metroplex, we have seen the demand for natural, eco-friendly products and services, as well at the marketplace of providers of such products and services, grow by leaps and bounds. A good example is the number of acupuncturists in the Metroplex. In our first year of publication, we were able to identify just a few local practitioners for an article about the benefits of acupuncture. This year, that landscaped has changed substantially. We’ve seen a similar boom in chiropractic’s acceptance by most health insurance companies, greatly expanding its availability to the general public. A significant trend is the growth of integrative medicine—medical doctors incorporating holistic, nontoxic methods, treatments and modalities into their practices— often adding “functional medicine” or “wellness medicine” to their practice names. In fact, about 70 percent of the wellness practitioners profiled in our directory are medical doctors. It’s no small coincidence that many of these “awakenings” to holistic medicine started within local oncology programs such as Baylor Scott and White Integrative and Functional Medicine, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America, in Tulsa, which has an internship partnership with Parker University’s chiropractic program. During our tenure in North Texas, we’ve also seen the blossoming of homegrown events like EarthX Expo, which has turned Dallas into an international Earth Day destination. By exposing our community to all things green and sustainable, EarthX has garnered an enduring acceptance and understanding of climate change and the need to conserve our precious natural resources. Changing public attitudes about climate change have led to the creation of websites like PowerToChoose.org, a resource for renewable energy options from public utility providers. We are so grateful to be part of a movement that is destined to change the face of health care and self-care. It seems to be bringing us back full circle to the simple, empirical truth that food is medicine; that our Creator has given us all the things we need to thrive, if we’ll just take care of them; and that it’s what we put into and take out of the natural equation that causes and solves problems. It’s quite exciting to be living in these times, as we are on the cusp of a paradigm shift in our values, the way we live and our relationship with our God-given resources for the betterment of both our environment and our bodies. Because you’ve told us how much you value our Health Briefs and Global Briefs, we’ve made room for them alongside our directory, as well as evergreen features like Melinda Hemmelgarn’s article “Nutrition Upgrades” (page 15) that will give you food for thought all year long. For better health, she urges us to ditch the diet, eat for ourselves and the planet, and devote ourselves to the care and feeding of that all-important microbiome—the gut— where 70 percent of the immune system resides. While we hope every issue of Natural Awakenings will inspire you to live a greener, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle, we encourage you to hang onto this issue because the Healthy Living Directory, with its a A-to-Z index (page 18), will come in handy yearround. We pray that you will patronize the practitioners and services found within these pages, as they make this free community enterprise possible. Blessings,
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Meditation and Music Slow Cellular Aging Meditating or listening to classical music altered biomarkers associated with cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease in adults experiencing memory loss, according to a recent West Virginia University study. The 60 participants had subjective cognitive decline, including forgetting familiar names and losing objects, a condition that may be a preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s. For 12 minutes a day, they either listened to instrumental classical music or did a kirtan kriya meditation involving chanting, visualization and finger poses. After three months, all subjects had increases in a key beta amyloid peptide protective from Alzheimer’s, as well as better memory, mood, sleep and quality of life, while the meditation group experienced significantly better improvements. Activity in two chromosomal markers of cellular aging—telomere length and telomerase activity—increased for both groups, especially among those that practiced more frequently or started with lower cognitive scores. The improved biomarkers were maintained or even strengthened three months after the study ended.
Lemon Balm Lowers Blood Pressure, Reduces LDL Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), a soothing herb from the mint family, can significantly improve the condition of patients with chronic stable angina, reports a recent study in the Journal of Herbal Medicine. Researchers at Iran’s Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences tested 80 patients with the condition, which involves chest pain linked to a lack of blood flow to the heart. The patients were given three one-gram doses a day of lemon balm powder or a placebo. After two months, the patients given the lemon balm had significant reductions of “bad” low-density cholesterol (LDL), both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and increased workout capacity, a measure of heart function.
Vegetables and Orange Juice Protect Memory A Harvard study was conducted on the diets of nearly 28,000 male health professionals spanning two decades between their 50s and 70s and published by the American Academy of Neurology. It found those that drank orange juice and ate leafy greens, berries and dark orange and red vegetables suffered significantly less memory loss than others. Subjects reported every four years and were examined for both thinking and memory skills. Those that ate about six servings of vegetables a day were a third less likely to develop poor thinking skills than those consuming two servings; those that drank orange juice every day were half as likely to develop poor thinking skills as those drinking one serving per month. Men that ate larger amounts of fruits and vegetables 20 years earlier were less likely to develop similar problems, whether or not they kept eating larger amounts of fruits and vegetables later.
Herbs Make Worthy Prebiotics Ginger, black pepper and holy basil, mainstays in traditional medicines as anti-inflammatories, also contain significant prebiotic potential that could help gut health, report researchers from India’s National Institute of Nutrition, in Hyderabad. Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) showed significantly higher prebiotic activity, especially of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species, when compared to the well-known prebiotic fructooligosaccharide (FOS). Black pepper (Piper Nigrum) had prebiotic effects similar to FOS. March 2019
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Pine Bark Soothes Prostate Benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH), a condition that affects half of men older than 60, is related to increased prostate gland size and a reduced flow of urine from the bladder. To test the effectiveness of the pine bark extract Pycnogenol on BPH, researchers from Italy’s D’Annuncio University divided 75 men with the condition into three groups: One was given 150 milligrams a day of Pycnogenol, another received standard non-drug management and the third was given conventional drug treatment. The researchers found that urination frequency, urgency, intermittency and nighttime occurrences significantly improved after 60 days of treatment among the pine bark extract group.
Rose Hip Reduces Cold Symptoms During the six months of Denmark’s frigid winter, 107 study volunteers took either two grams of liquid rose hip (marketed as Hyben Vital) or a placebo daily. University of Copenhagen researchers found that the rose hip group experienced 18 percent fewer colds, as well as significantly fewer symptoms such as coughing, headache, muscle stiffness and fatigue when they did get a cold.
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Earth’s Extremities on the Edge The North Pole and South Pole each have unique, pristine environments, virtually untouched by civilization, but a pair of federal studies cast doubt upon their future status. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in a study based on satellite data, warned that ancient glaciers in West Antarctica, thought to be more stable than those to the east, are “waking up” and beginning to dump ice into the sea, which could further contribute to rising sea levels.
A second NOAA study reported that glaciers at the top of the world are also thawing, melting and breaking down. According to that document, the Arctic is undergoing a period of “record and near-record warmth, unlike any period on record.” Lead Arctic NOAA researcher Emily Osborne announced at a major geoscience conference, “The Arctic is experiencing the most unprecedented transition in human history.”
Liquid Fuel Stores Solar Energy
Solar power is cheap and plentiful, but there has been no way to store it efficiently. Scientists from Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenberg, Sweden, are developing a liquid molecule composed of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen that when exposed to sunlight, rearranges the bonds between its atoms into an energized new isomer. In this way, energy from the sun is captured between the isomer’s strong chemical bonds and stays there even when the molecule cools down to room temperature. When the energy is needed, the fluid is drawn through a catalyst that returns the molecule to its original form, releasing energy as heat. “The energy in this isomer can now be stored for up to 18 years,” says Chalmers University nanomaterials scientist Kasper Moth-Poulsen. “And when we come to extract the energy and use it, we get a warmth increase, which is greater than we dared hope for.” The hope is that this warmth can be used for domestic heating systems, powering a building’s water heater, dishwasher, clothes dryer and more. The scientists claim the fluid can now hold 250 watt-hours of energy per kilogram, double the energy capacity of Tesla’s Powerwall batteries. Moth-Poulsen believes the technology could be available for commercial use within 10 years.
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A new project by Oskar Pernefeldt, a graduate student at Beckmans College of Design, in Stockholm, Sweden, has designed a new flag for the entire planet to be used worldwide in a move toward unity. Its minimalist design shows seven rings intertwined on a deep, sea-blue background, forming a flower in the middle. Simple and contemporary, the flag evokes the Earth’s natural beauty. “The blue field represents water, which is essential for life,” writes Pernefeldt. “The flower’s outer rings form a circle which could be seen as a symbol of Earth as a planet, and the blue surface could represent the universe.” The flag has yet to be adopted by any official government agencies.
Bionic Leaf 2.0, a new, artificial photosynthesis system developed by a team headed by Harvard University scientists, takes in carbon dioxide, water and sunshine to create a sugary fuel. Solar energy splits up a water molecule, and bacteria turn hydrogen and carbon dioxide into liquid fuel, mainly isopropanol, which could be used someday to power a car. An improvement on their prior effort a year earlier, the new system has a catalyst made of cobalt and phosphorus, increasing the efficiency of the reaction to 10 percent. Normal photosynthesis in plants is just 1 percent efficient at converting solar energy to biomass. This technology has the potential to bring another type of solar energy to the planet, especially in the developing world. March 2019
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pringtime brings a desire to clean up our diets and refresh our plates. Here are five worthy strategies for upgrading nutrition and greeting the season with a renewed sense of well-being. n Ditch dieting. According to the Boston Medical Center, an estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year and spend more than $30 billion annually on weight-loss products. Despite this hefty investment, restrictive diets don’t work, says Sandra Aamodt, a neuroscientist based in northern California. Aamodt co-presented the Neurobiology of Dieting: Evidence for Improving Mental Health With a Self-Care Approach session at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) annual meeting last October in Washington, D.C. “Diets are not harmless,” Aamodt explains. “They create stress, persistent hunger,
trigger eating disorders such as binge eating and even make people fatter over time.” It’s better to take a kinder approach, says Rebecca Scritchfield, a Washington, D.C.-based registered dietitian and Aamodt’s co-presenter. Scritchfield is the author of Body Kindness: Transform Your Health From the Inside Out – and Never Say Diet Again. She teaches her clients to value their self-worth regardless of body size, practice mindful eating and focus on overall self-care: Think enjoyable physical activity, adequate sleep and positive self-talk. Mindful eating includes paying attention to thoughts and feelings that trigger eating such as hunger, but also stress, boredom and loneliness, says Californiabased registered dietitian Andrea Lieberstein, who wrote Well Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Feed Your Whole Self, and End Overeating. She encourages clients to identify voids in their lives and fill them
with healthy relationships and pleasurable activities, rather than food. The “health at any size” philosophy is accepted by a growing number of health and nutrition experts, including Annie Kay, a registered dietitian and registered yoga therapist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She’s the author of Every Bite is Divine: The Balanced Approach to Enjoying Eating, Feeling Healthy and Happy, and Getting to a Weight That’s Natural for You. Kay injects compassion into her work, promoting stress reduction, conscious eating and finding peace for individuals to reach their natural weight. n Learn how to cook and garden. The best
dietary upgrade starts in our own kitchens, where the cook controls the ingredients. Home cooking with fresh, whole foods is at the heart of feeding ourselves well. Processed food manufacturers would like us to equate cooking with drudgery or think that cooking takes too much time, yet this couldn’t be further from the truth. Tanmeet Sethi, an integrative physician at the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency, in Seattle, established a culinary medicine program that includes both cooking and gardening classes. Sethi says, “Eating is sacred; it’s our connection to the earth.” She also believes there is wisdom in the way food has been traditionally cooked. Sethi recommends a Mediterranean eating pattern for March 2019
Seventy percent of our immune system is in the lining of the gut. ~Tanmeet Sethi, an integrative physician at the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency, in Seattle.
n Eat to protect our planet. According to the American Public Health Association, climate change is a major threat to our population. Droughts, fires, storms and flooding create obvious challenges to growing crops, but new research also shows how increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere decreases the nutritional quality of food, leading to lower levels of protein and minerals. One solution is to change the way we farm and eat. For example, Jennifer Jay, Ph.D., a professor of environmental engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California Los Angeles, calculated the carbon footprints and climate impacts of a variety of food choices. In general, she says, the fewer animal products in our diets, the lower the greenhouse gas impact. But meat and other animal products need not be totally off the table. Simply choose smaller portions and when possible, purchase local pasture-raised products produced without antibiotics and hormones. Organic food production introduces less fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and greenhouse gases into our environment. So, what’s best for the planet is best for us. Jay provides easy, plant-based and planet-friendly recipes at Meals4Planet.org.
n Support gut health. Around 400
B.C., Hippocrates said, “Bad digestion is the root of all evil.” Fast forward through the centuries to today, and one of the hottest areas of research in health, medicine and nutrition revolves around the microbiome; more specifically, the community of microorganisms living in the gut. “Seventy percent of our immune system is in the lining of the gut,” explains Sethi, which is why she advises,“Feed the bacteria in your gut real food.” Similarly, Teresa Martin, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator based in Bend, Oregon, emphasizes the value of unprocessed, highfiber, organic plant foods to nourish gut bacteria and maintain microbial balance. Speaking at the same recent meeting, Martin described multiple ways gut bacteria influence our physical and mental health, including nutrient absorption, body weight and blood sugar control, bone density, inflammation and mood. Microbes in the colon digest and ferment plant fibers into short-chain fatty acids, which help ensure a thick, healthy, intestinal mucus lining. Martin notes, “When we don’t eat enough plants, we can’t make enough short-chain fatty acids,” which are key to gut-brain crosstalk and control of appetite and mood. Martin recommends eating 35 to 50 grams of fiber per day from food, not
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its power to reduce depression and ward off chronic diseases. She also promotes the “herb and spice pharmacy” to reduce inflammation and treat and prevent disease. For example, she says, “Ginger and turmeric both act on the same biochemical pathways as antiinflammatory medicines.” Cooking and eating together as a family has multiple benefits, too, improving children’s nutrition, self-esteem and school performance. Best of all, says Sethi, “Family meals allow us to connect with the people we love.” Put away phones, turn off screens and truly tune in to each other. Connecting to the earth through gardening also improves our health, according to both Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, a registered dietitian and associate director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Diana Dyer, a Michigan-based organic farmer, registered dietitian and author of A Dietitian’s Cancer Story: Information & Inspiration for Recovery & Healing. They promote gardening as a way to interact with nature, reduce stress and improve quality of life. With just a small patch of soil, home and community gardens provide a ready source of affordable, fresh and nutritious vegetables and herbs.
supplements. She also warns against “microbial assassins” such as antibiotics, processed meats, high-fat diets, refined carbohydrates, added sugars and artificial sweeteners, plus the emulsifiers polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose, which are commonly added to foods like ice cream and baked goods to improve texture and extend shelf life. All contribute to microbial imbalance, the loss of microbial diversity and leaky gut—the inability to keep offending food compounds like gluten and intact milk protein out of the bloodstream—leading to food intolerance, inflammation and autoimmune disorders. Registered dietitian Brenda Davis, of British Columbia, also recommends whole-food, plant-based diets to reverse Type 2 diabetes. She developed a “whole-grain hierarchy” to identify the most gut-friendly, least-processed grains, including cracked oats, brown rice, barley, buckwheat, sprouted grain, wheat berries and kamut. Along with beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables, Davis says these foods nourish beneficial gut microbes and reduce inflammation. n Try intermittent fasting and smart meal timing. Allowing the body at least 12 hours without food intake benefits gut microbial diversity, says Martin. Intermittent fasting, or eating patterns in which no or few calories are consumed between 12 to 16 hours, can protect against a variety of metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, perhaps in part due to the effect on gut microbes. Dorothy Sears, associate professor of medicine and associate director of the Center for Circadian Biology at the University of California, San Diego, studied the effect of intermittent fasting, or “time-restricted feeding”, on the risk of breast cancer recurrence. In a study of more than 2,300 breast cancer survivors, Sears discovered the women that fasted for at least 13 hours a day reduced breast cancer recurrence by 36 percent, regardless of other dietary factors. Putting this into practice, if the last meal of the day ends at 6 p.m., the first meal of the next day would not begin before 7 a.m. In addition to this “prolonged nightly fasting,” Sears says that when we eat affects the way our bodies handle calories. She recommends eating during the first half of the day, when the sun is up and our enzyme and hormone systems are best able to handle calories, control blood sugar and body weight. Spring forward with these five tips and enjoy better health. Melinda Hemmelgarn, the “food sleuth”, is an award-winning registered dietitian, writer and nationally syndicated radio host based in Columbia, MO. Reach her at FoodSleuth@gmail.com. Tune into Food Sleuth Radio through iTunes, Stitcher and KOPN.org.
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A to Z Index of Directory Participants Abramczyk, Robin - Holistic Dentistry See pages 3, 28 & 40
Earth Kind Lawn Services - Yard and Garden See pages 14, 23 & 40
OsteoStrong – Bone Health Therapy See pages 16 & 24
Abundant Life Wellness Center - Wellness Center See pages 38, 43 & 44
Green, Environmental Expo See page 56
Primacare - Health Care See page 39
Easily Organized – Organizing Services See page 41
Rockwall Complete Healing & Wellness Wellness Center See pages 43 & 52
Advancing Holistic Health, Inc. – Holistic Nursing See pages 10, 19 & 40 Aghdam, Lida – Functional Medicine, Women’s Health See page 12 & 28 Air North Texas – Clean Air See pages 7 & 19 Amdur, Latifa - Acupuncture See page 29 Bain, Deborah - Pediatrician See page 29, 41 & 54 Baylor Scott & White Health Care System - Healthcare See page 39 Blazing Sky Bodywork – Lymphatic Drainage See page 40 Bozeman, Nancy - Veterinarian See pages 30, 42 & 44 Buffington, Sherry – Coach, Psychologist See page 30 Celebration Restaurant, Catering & Market – Farm-to-Table Restaurant See page 20 CLEERLIFE – Clean Living Solutions See page 20
Dallas County Community College - Education See pages 6, 21 & 39
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Roland, John – Medical, Regenerative Medicine See pages 29, 35, 41 & 42 Salt Retreat - Halotherapy See page 24 Sani Hani – Toilet Seat Lifter See pages 25 & 42
Healthy Child Pediatrics – Pediatrics See page 29, 41 & 54
Schmidt, Susan – Health Coach See page 35
Hockaday School – Education See page 39
Senergy Medical Group - Pain Management See pages 9, 26 & 41
Hollywood Feed - Pets See page 42
Shaklee - Greenliving Biz See page 9
Integrative Health and Wellness - Naturopath See pages 41 & 48
Smith, Pamela – The Healing Sanctuary Institute See pages 8 & 36
Jade Clinic - Acupuncture See page 39 Jesuit College Preparatory School Of Dallas - Education See page 39 Kotsanis, Gus - Medical Page 32 & 38 Le, Steven and Lauren – Chiropractic See pages 17 & 32
Lu, Zhangping – Chiropractic, Acupuncture See page 33, 39 & 43
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) - Transportation See pages 4, 5 & 21
Duong, Leslie - Herbal Medicine See pages 31, 40 & 52
Healthy By Nature Radio Show – Martie Whittekin See page 42
Living Balance Thai Massage – Massage See page 41
Crescent Yoga Studio - Yoga See page 43
Dorey Aromatherapy & Reflexology – Aromatherapy Wellness See page 22
FABA – Healthcare Program See pages 2 & 23
Lemmon, Cathy - Homeopathy See pages 33, 40 & 44
Concord Dallas Church - Spirituality See page 42
DFW Homeopath, LLC - Homeopathy See page 22
Engram, Toni – Holistic Dentist See pages 31, 33 & 40
Messionnier, Shawn – Veterinarian See pages 34, 42 & 48 Mirkal, Minaxi – Holistic Dentist See pages 26 & 34 Natural Balance Clinic – Functional Medicine, Women’s Health See page 12 & 28 Natures Rite, LLC – Natural Supplements See page 54 Nivian Water – Water Filtration See page 40 & 43
Stocks and Bondy – Stocks and Bone Broth See page 25 Strader, Daniel - Holistic Dentistry See pages 36, 40 & 50 Sundrops Vitamins and Nutrition – Nutrition and Health Food Store See page 26 Suri, Anish - Reiki See pages 37 & 42 Tennant Institute of Integrative Medicine – Medical See pages 37, 41 & 55 The Healing Sanctuary Institute – Anti-aging See pages 8 & 36 The Hockaday School - Education See page 4 Thermography Center – Thermography See pages 14 & 27 Thomas, Maxine – Functional Medicine See pages 32 & 38 Unity Church of Sachse - Spirituality See page 42 Unrefined Bakery – Gluten and Allergan-Free Bakery See page 27
hroughout the year, Natural Awakenings strives to bring you the latest information and resources available for natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living and creative expression. In order to serve you even better, we offer this special, convenient directory to keep at your fingertips all year long as a handy reference when searching for the things you need to live a healthier, more balanced life. Maintaining our health seems to be on the minds of everyone today. And it’s no wonder, as the complexities of daily life consume our attention, that we are also discovering that our doctor often doesn’t have a magic pill that can heal our pain and illness. Additionally, the realization that our booming industrial, chemical and agricultural advancements have actually produced many negative effects on the overall health of our bodies and environment looms before us like a massive hurdle to overcome. The signs show up in our culture everywhere—from our youth self-medicating with illegal drugs to our elderly faced with pharmaceutical bills that easily exceed $1,000 per month. Yet, Americans are responding. There is an ancient proverb that says, “When the student is ready, the master appears.” Research data claiming that vitamin and herbal supplements have become a huge steadily growing industry along with statistics that show at least four out of 10 Americans are using alternative and complementary healthcare is a strong indication that we are ready. We are ready to learn more. We are ready to take responsibility for our own health. We are reawakening to the knowledge that appropriate nutrition, invigorating physical fitness, and peaceful relaxation integrated with conventional medicine as practiced in the U.S. is sound advice. Listen to your body, feel the flow of your energy, notice each breath as a breath of life—and enjoy your journey to good health. The people and resources you find in Natural Awakenings stand ready to take this journey with you. Active Release Techniques (ART): Apatented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Acupressure: Based on the same system as acupuncture, acupressure stimulates body pressure points using fingers and hands instead of needles, in order to restore a balanced flow of life energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). This force moves through the body along 12 energy pathways, or meridians, which practitioners “unblock and strengthen”. Common styles include jin shin, which gently holds at least two points at once for a minute or more; and shiatsu, which applies firm pressure to each point for three to five seconds. (Also see shiatsu.) Tui na and Thai massage stimulate qi through acupressure hand movements, full-body stretches and Chinese massage techniques. (Also see tui na.) Other forms of acupressure include jin shin do, jin shin jyutsu and acu-yoga. Learn more at Acupressure.com.
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Insight is the Key to Lasting Change Advancing Holistic Health Inc.
dvancing Holistic Health Inc. is the only fully online preparatory program that allows nurses to sit for national board certification as nurse coach and/or holistic nurse through the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. Lyn McCright is the owner and program director. We offer nursing continuing education CEUs, and all licensed health professionals are prepared for certification as health coach. Their educational process is insight-based learning, because their philosophy is that insight is the only way to make a lasting change. Services include consulting, professional trainings, seminars and coaching for healthcare organizations. Advancing Holistic Health, Inc. offers keynote speakers to the healthcare industry, addressing communication, relationship building, teamwork, civility and burnout prevention. During a coaching session, participants have an intentional conversation regarding a desired change. The coach’s role is to listen and bring light to possibilities previously unexplored. For more information, call 254-751-7111, email Info@AdvancingHolisticHealth. com or visit AdvancingHolisticHealth.com. See ad, page 10.
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en counties in North Texas fall under nonattainment for the pollutant ozone, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). North Texas must meet ozone emissions standards as set by the EPA or face federal sanctions. The Air North Texas campaign was created to help address the air quality problem in our region. Its resources include ozone alerts, monthly educational newsletters, clean air events, Car Care Clinics, auto pollution-exhaust grants and the annual Clean Air Action Day. The campaign was formed by the North Central Texas Council of Governments with support of regional government agencies, nonprofit organizations, transportation authorities and others. Air North Texas annual reports offer details about how the campaign is implemented each year. For more information, call 817-6959240 or visit AirNorthTexas.org. See ad, page 7.
Acupuncture: An ancient Oriental technique that stimulates the body’s ability to sustain and balance an electromagnetic life-force (qi or chi, pronounced
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elebration is Dallas’ original farm-to-table restaurant. In March 1971, founder Ed Lowe built a restaurant out of real stone, wood and copper to serve good food to good people. With Celebration Catering, patrons can enjoy the same great food at corporate meetings, weddings or other social events. They also provide an array of meals-to-go for the busy family weekday dinner or a family gathering. At Celebration Catering, the focus is on fresh, seasonal, locally and sustainably sourced delicious food. Their efforts in maintaining a clean menu have introduced new, healthier options that benefit the ecological health of the environment, such as antibiotic-free chicken and turkey, local grass-fed ground beef, sustainably-sourced seafood and no artificial preservatives, and nitrate-free deli meat. Whether looking for the comfort of classic pot roast or freshly prepared daily rotating fresh vegetables, the menu is built to accommodate all sorts of tastes and dietary choices, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan.
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One-Stop Shop for Toxin-Free Products Cleerlife
leerlife is a one-stop-shop for toxinfree products and services founded in 2016 by Jennifer Helms and Lisa Solomon, two professional Dallas women with a passion for clean living. They believe everyone deserves safe products, a clean environment and good health. Cleerlife helps our clients achieve those goals by teaching them how to reduce the toxins in their homes and on their bodies through education and by curating the highest quality, safest products and brands for our clients’ lifestyles. Cleerlife takes away the guesswork, time and confusion associated with purchasing safe products by offering simple solutions. We offer customized, achievable detox plans including basic home or business detox, CleerBody, CleerKids and more. We simplify our clients’ shopping experience by offering several shopping options: online shopping, in-home or in-office consultations plus delivery, and a local experiential showroom. All our clients get the personal attention they deserve so they can create a cleaner personal environment and achieve greater wellness. For more information, email Info@Cleerlife.com or visit Cleerlife.com.
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“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. 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. Ananda (Yoga): A form of gentle Hatha yoga with an emphasis on meditation. Ananda combines classic yoga postures with breathing and silent affirmations to attune with higher levels of body sense, energy and silent inner awareness. As an inner-directed practice, it has less appeal to those desiring a more athletic or aerobic experience. Anusara (Yoga): Anusara means, “Go with the flow”, and blends spirituality with inner/outer alignment and balanced energetic actions. Developed by John Friend in 1997, this style urges students to think of poses as artistic expressions of the heart. Individual abilities and limitations are deeply respected and honored so Anusara yoga can be helpful for everyone and is good for beginners. Aromatherapy: An ancient healing art that uses the essential oils of herbs and flowers to treat emotional disorders such as stress and anxiety and a wide range of other ailments. Oils are massaged into the skin, inhaled or added to a water bath. Often used in conjunction with massage therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, herbology and chiropractic or other holistic treatments. Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy: Developed by American Ruthie Hardee, it combines elements of traditional Thai massage, barefoot shiatsu and Keralite foot massage (chavutti thirummal) for the treatment of chronic low-back and hip pain. Using overhead wooden bar supports, the therapist employs body weight and gliding foot strokes to apply compression massage along strategic points in the back muscles to relieve irritations on the spinal nerve caused by inflammation and swelling. Learn more at Deepfeet.com. 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
Ayurveda: The oldest medical system known to man and a comprehensive spiritual teaching practiced in India for 4,000 years. It focuses on achieving and maintaining perfect health via the balance of the elements air, fire and water (illness is considered an excess of any element). A patient’s body type, determined according to Ayurveda principles, is the basis for individualized dietary regimens and other preventive therapeutic interventions. Ayurveda prescriptions might include purification procedures for the restoration of biological rhythms; experience of expanded consciousness through meditation; nutritional counseling; stress reduction; enhancing neuromuscular conditions; and behavioral modification. Ayurvedic Massage: One part of panchakarma, a traditional East Indian detoxification and rejuvenation program, in which the entire body is vigorously massaged with large amounts of warm oil and herbs to remove toxins. With the client’s permission, oil is also poured into the ears, between the eyebrows and applied to specific chakras, or body energy centers, in techniques known respectively as karna purana, shirodhara and marma chikitsa. These treatments, modified to meet the needs of the West, powerfully affect the mind and nervous system—calming, balancing and bringing a heightened sense of awareness and deep inner peace. Ayurvedic massage techniques are grounded in an understanding of the primordial energies of the five elements—ether, air, fire, water and earth—and of the three basic types of energies, or constitutions, that are present in everyone and everything—vata, pitta and kapha. A knowledgeable therapist selects and customizes various ayurvedic massage techniques by selecting the rate and pressure of massage strokes and the proper oils and herbs. Learn more at AyurvedicMassage.com. Bikram (Yoga): A strenuous style, designed to make students sweat, taught in rooms heated to a minimum of 105º Fahrenheit, with about 40 percent humidity. The superheated rooms facilitate stretching and allow the body to release toxins through perspiration. Former national India yoga champion Bikram Choudhury developed the style, whose 26 demanding poses are performed in a specific order, to promote optimal health and proper function of every bodily system. Bikram yoga is a good choice for highly fit individuals and seasoned students seeking a challenge. Bioenergetics plus Core Energetics: A combination of physical and psychological techniques that identifies and frees areas of repressed physical and emotional trauma in the body. Deep breathing, various forms of massage and physical exercises release layers of chronic muscular tension and defensiveness, termed “body armor”. The unlocking of feelings creates the opportunity to better understand and integrate them with other aspects of oneself. Core Energetics is based on the principles of bioenergetics, but acknowledges spirituality as a key dimension of healing. Learn more at usabp.org. Biofeedback: A relaxation technique that monitors internal body states and is used especially for stressrelated 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.
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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.
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allas County Community College District (DCCCD) offers quality higher education at a fraction of the cost of other institutions. At the colleges of DCCCD, you can reinvent yourself in two years or less, with more than 100 majors featuring one- and two-year certificates and degrees to help you build a rewarding career. We also offer core credit courses that are guaranteed to transfer to Texas colleges and universities and continuing education classes to improve your job skills. DCCCD has seven individually accredited colleges: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland, and five community education campuses. The system, one of the largest in Texas and the U.S., serves more than 100,000 credit and 50,000 continuing education students during each academic year. Dr. Joe May serves as chancellor. For more information, call 214-378-1823 or visit dcccd.edu. See ad, page 6.
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allas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is a trusted guide, helping residents and visitors discover all that North Texas has to offer. An extensive network of DART Rail, the Trinity Railway Express commuter rail, bus routes and paratransit services moves more than 220,000 passengers per day. The DART Rail System provides fast, convenient service to work and healthcare, as well as shopping and entertainment destinations in Dallas, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Garland, Irving, Plano, Richardson and Rowlett. Plus, the TRE commuter rail line links DART customers to Irving and downtown Fort Worth. DART operates local and express bus routes serving Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Richardson, Rowlett, Plano and University Park. Whether traveling by rail, bus or both, DART’s free GoPass app is available from the App Store or the Google Play store. For more information, visit DART.org. See ads, pages 4-5.
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Classical Homeopath in DFW Area DFW Homeopath, LLC
ith more than 15 years of experience in the homeopathic world, Shobha Vasa, owner of DFW Homeopath, LLC, is registered with North American Society of Homeopaths and has been conferred RSHom (NA), which demonstrates her knowledge and ability to practice classical homeopathy to a high professional standard. She has deeply studied the secrets of homeopathy and achieved Bachelors of Homeopathic Medicine (BHMS) from India’s most reputed homeopathic institute. She says that classical homeopathic care is based on totality and uniqueness of a person’s mental, physical and emotional state, not just on the name of disease. I will take a detailed history to formulate the best cure with a holistic approach. Homeopathy can help with a variety of acute and chronic recurring illnesses: allergies, asthma, anxiety/ depression, ADHD, backache/sciatica, trauma, skin complaints, rheumatoid/ arthritis, menopausal complaints and more. Her goal is to restore total health by increasing resistance power of the vital force and get rid of root cause of suffering. Location: 9309 Big Foot Dr., Plano. For more information, call 972-214-5383, email email@example.com or visit Website: dfwHomeopath.com.
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ary Ellen Dorey founded Dorey AromaTherapy in 2009 in Plano, practicing reflexology with aromatherapy. She holds certification in clinical aromatherapy, natural perfumery and reflexology, with a background in reiki and Trinity Energy Progression. Dorey is registered with the Aromatherapy Registration Council and an active member of Alliance of International Aromatherapists and Holistic Chamber of Commerce, Dallas. Dorey teaches classes and offers reflexology techniques for both hands and feet, incorporating aromatherapy into each treatment, as well as a full line of products for well care, body care, skincare and natural perfumes. She stresses that using quality oils safely is paramount. “There are a lot of well-intentioned, but uniformed people using essential oils in questionable ways. I want to help people to understand the properties of essential oils and how to use them with integrity towards the planet and one another.” Location: 4017 Preston Rd., Ste. 525, Plano. For more information, call 972-5673962, email Info@DoreyAromatherapy.com or visit DoreyAromatherapy.com.
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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. Bodywork: Massage and the physical practices of yoga are perhaps the best-known types of bodywork; both have proven successful in relieving tension and stress, promoting blood flow, loosening stiff muscles and stimulating the organs. Massage therapies encompass countless techniques, including Swedish massage, shiatsu and Rolfing. The same is true for yoga. Other types of bodywork include martial arts practices like aikido, ki aikido and Tai chi chuan. Some others are the Alexander technique, Aston patterning, Bowen, Breema bodywork, Feldenkrais method, Hellerwork, polarity therapy, Rosen method, Rubenfeld synergy and Trager. Finding bodywork that improves mental and physical health is a highly individual process. Several types may be combined for the greatest benefit. Chelation Therapy: A safe, painless, nonsurgical medical procedure that improves metabolic and circulatory function by removing undesirable heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and copper from the body. A series of intravenous injections of the synthetic amino acid EDTA are administered, usually in an osteopathic or medical doctor’s office. The EDTA blocks excessive free radical production, protecting tissues and organs from further damage. Over time, injections may halt the progress of the underlying condition that triggers the development of various degenerative conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and cancer. Chinese Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the world’s oldest and most complete systems of holistic health care. It combines the use of medicinal herbs, acupuncture, food therapy, massage and therapeutic exercise, along with the recognition that wellness in mind, body and emotions depends on the harmonious flow of life-force energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). Chiropractic: Based on the premise that proper structural alignment permits free flow of nerve activity in the body. When spinal vertebrae are out of alignment, they put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves radiating from it, potentially leading to diminished function and illness. Misalignment can be caused by physical trauma, poor posture and stress. The chiropractor seeks to analyze and correct these misalignments through spinal manipulation or adjustment. Colon Therapy: An internal bath that washes away old toxic waste accumulated along the walls of the colon. It is administered with pressurized water by a professional using special equipment. A colonic irrigation is the equivalent of approximately four to six enemas and cleans out matter that collects in the pockets and kinks of the colon. The treatment is used as both a corrective process and for prevention of disease. Colonics are used for ailments such as constipation, psoriasis, acne, allergies, headaches and the common cold. Counseling / Psychotherapy: These terms encompass a broad range of practitioners, from career counselors, who offer advice and information, to psychotherapists, who treat depression, stress, addiction and emotional issues. Formats can vary from individual counseling to group therapy. In addition to verbal counseling techniques, some holistic therapists may use bodywork, ritual, energy healing and other alternative modalities as part of their practice.
Dance / Movement Therapy: A method of expressing thoughts and feelings through movement, developed during the 1940s. Participants, guided by trained therapists, are encouraged to move freely, sometimes to music. Dance/movement therapy can be practiced by people of all ages to promote self-esteem and gain insight into their own emotional problems, but is also used to help those with serious mental and physical disabilities. In wide use in the United States, this modality is becoming established around the world. Decompression Therapy: A nonsurgical means of relieving pain to the lower back and neck and is often referred to as spinal decompression therapy. Decompression therapy is a spinal disc rehabilitation program that slowly and gently stretches the area of the spine while decompressing the discs 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 DeepBodywork.com. Dentistry (Holistic): Regards the mouth as a microcosm of the entire body. The oral structures and the whole body are seen as a unit. Holistic dentistry often incorporates such methods as homeopathy, biocompatibility testing and nutritional counseling. Most holistic dentists emphasize wellness and preventive care, while avoiding (and often recommending the removal of silver-mercury fillings). Detoxification: The practice of resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. According to some holistic practitioners, accumulated toxins can drain the body of energy and make it more susceptible to disease. Detoxification techniques may include fasts, special diets, sauna sweats and colon cleansing. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): EFT is an emotional therapy process based on the Chinese meridian, or energy system, to heal diseases and physical ailments. Through the EFT self-help process, one mentally tunes in to specific issues while tapping on meridian points with the fingertips. This tapping stimulates corresponding areas of the body, thus balancing disturbances in the meridian system and allowing non-serving emotions to be released. View free tutorial at EmoFree.com.
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Craniosacral Therapy (CST): The practitioner applies manual therapeutic procedures to remedy distortions in the structure and function of the craniosacral mechanismâ€”the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the skull, the sacrum and interconnected membranes. Craniosacral work is based upon two major premises: the bones of the skull can be manipulated because they never completely fuse; and the pulse of the cerebrospinal fluid can be balanced by a practitioner trained to detect pulse variations. CST, also referred to as cranial osteopathy, is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), ear and eye problems, balance problems, learning difficulties, dyslexia and hyperactivity.
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eau Propes founded Earth Kind Services, in Denton, in 2014. Our company was formed to provide a tool for better landscapes without chemicals. We saw there was a need to provide a service to help people have a better, natural landscape. We provide the unique service of building better soil landscapes by spreading good quality compost. In addition, we can also do organic fertilizing/soil nutrition. Our program is targeted at improving soil for better plants which in turn will have less weeds, pests, and disease. We want to be a useful tool for people that a health conscious and want a solution for their landscape. I love being able to help people find solutions for their landscapes that are health conscious, green and sustainable. Our clients keep returning because of the good results they see having better soil and because they feel good about what we are putting on their lawn. For more information, call 469-744-0281, email Beau@EarthKindServices.com or visit EarthKindServices.com. See ad, page 14.
Discover the Best-Kept Secrets In Healthcare The Family and Business Alliance (FABA) Group
he Family and Business Alliance (FABA) Group was cofounded by Robert Gomez and Monty Suther in 2017 to disrupt the traditional models of healthcare. Our model of a la carte healthcare is buying the products we want and need and getting rid of the stuff we donâ€™t necessarily need. We use co-op models (healthcare sharing) that are more inexpensive than insurance components, but serve the same purpose. Wellness is what people want and utilize the most, so we put together a direct pay program for a grouping of providers, both traditional and nontraditional, that can be seen and pay nothing for the visit and minor activities. Concierge wellness and healthcare sharing provide a low-cost, high-benefit option compared to the traditional high-cost, low-benefit plans that most people and companies are familiar with. The FABA Group works with individuals, small businesses, churches, nonprofits, cities, counties and schools. For more information, call 972-695-4277 or email Info@thefabagroup.com. See ad on inside front cover.
Environmental Medicine: Explores the role of dietary and environmental allergens in health and illness. Fac-
Science-Backed Natural Body Strengthening Osteostrong Carrollton
wned by Deborah McFarland and Krishna Cheeti, OsteoStrong Carrollton opened January 2017, and the new OsteoStrong Frisco opens in March. They left their corporate Debbie McFarland, careers to focus on improving the quality of life of people Owner Carrollton OsteoStrong within their community. OsteoStrong centers specialize in musculoskeletal strengthening. Their patented robotic technology triggers natural adaptive responses to bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. One 10-minute, sweat-free, pain-free session per week produces rapid and measurable improvements in balance, reaction time, hip mobility, strength, posture, muscle tone, bone density and back and joint pain. The system is 100 Krishna Cheeti, Owner, Frisco percent natural, but also solidly backed by science. OsteoStrong Deborah is also a nonprofit American Bone Health Peer Educator and presents around the DFW metroplex on bone health and fall and fraction prevention. Our members love Osteostrong because it is the ultimate biohack! In no other endeavor can one expend so little time and energy, yet see such transformative improvements in vitality, quality of life and pain relief. Carrollton: 469-301-6040, Carrollton@Osteostrong.me; Frisco: 408-250-3690, FriscoPreston@osteostrong.me; osteostrong.me. See ad, page 16.
Salt Contains Many Healing Properties The Salt Retreat
he Salt Retreat was founded in May of 2018 by James and Heather Tognazzini, in Frisco. They specialize in dry salt therapy (halotherapy), and it is one of only two dedicated salt therapy centers in the DFW metroplex. Dry salt therapy is a drug-free, 100 percent natural and holistic approach to respiratory wellness. It helps alleviate symptoms of many common respiratory ailments such as allergies, asthma, common colds, COPD, sinusitis and more. It is extremely relaxing and has healing properties for skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. The Salt Retreat also carries a full line of therapeutic salt and mineral-based products.
Location: 2552 Stonebrook Pkwy., Ste. 925, Frisco. For more information, call 469-345-7258, email Info@ TheSaltRetreat.com or visit TheSaltRetreat.com.
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tors 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. Enzyme Therapy: Can be an important first step in restoring health and well-being by helping to remedy digestive problems. Plant and pancreatic enzymes are used in complementary ways to improve digestion and absorption of essential nutrients. Treatment includes enzyme supplements, coupled with a healthy diet that features whole foods. Feldenkrais Method: This distinctive approach combines movement training, gentle touch and verbal dialogue to help students straighten out what founder Moshé Pinhas Feldenkrais calls, “kinks in the brain.” Kinks are learned movement patterns that no longer serve a constructive purpose. They may have been adopted to compensate for a physical injury or to accommodate individuality in the social world. Students of the Feldenkrais Method unlearn unworkable movements and discover better, personalized ways to move, using mind-body principles of slowed action, conscious breathing, body awareness and thinking about their feelings. Feldenkrais takes two forms: In individual hands-on sessions (Functional Integration), the practitioner’s touch is used to address the student’s breathing and body alignment. In a series of classes of slow, non-aerobic motion (Awareness Through Movement), students “relearn” improved ways their bodies can move. Feldenkrais therapy is useful in the treatment of muscle injuries, back pain, arthritis, stress and tension. Learn more at Feldenkrais.com. Feng Shui: The ancient Chinese art of positioning objects according to the laws of Heaven (spiritual) and Earth (natural) to create a living and working environment that facilitates a harmonious and positive flow of energy to improve one’s life. Proper practice of feng shui is meant to create and maintain good health, wealth, relationships, creativity and more. Consultants can be an asset by assisting with proper placement of objects within personal and business spaces, either before or after the spaces are created. Flower Remedies: Flower essences are recognized for their ability to improve well-being by eliminating negative emotions. In the 1930s, English physician Edward Bach concluded that negative emotions could lead to physical illness. His research also convinced him that flowers possessed healing properties that could be used to treat emotional problems. In the 1970s, Richard Katz completed Bach’s work and established the Flower Essence Society, which has registered some 100 essences from flowers in more than 50 countries. Functional Medicine: A personalized medicine that focuses on primary prevention and deals with underlying causes, instead of symptoms, for serious chronic diseases. Treatments are grounded in nutrition and improved lifestyle habits and may make use of medications. The discipline uses a holistic approach to analyze and treat interdependent systems of the body and to create the dynamic balance integral to good health. Healing Touch: A non-invasive, relaxing and nurturing energy therapy that helps to restore physical, emotional, mental and spiritual balance and support self-healing. A gentle touch is used on or near the fully clothed client to influence the body’s inner energy centers and exterior energy fields. Healing touch is used to ease acute and chronic conditions, assist with pain management, encourage deep relaxation and accelerate wound healing.
Hydrotherapy: The use of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full-body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used at home as part of a self-care program. Hypnotherapy: A range of hypnosis techniques that allow practitioners to bypass the conscious mind and access the subconscious. The altered state that occurs under hypnosis has been compared to a state of deep meditation or transcendence, in which the innate recuperative abilities of the psyche are allowed to flow more freely. The subject can achieve greater clarity regarding his or her own wants and needs, explore other events or periods of life that require resolution, or generally develop a more positive attitude. Often used to help people lose weight or stop smoking, it is also used in the treatment of phobias, stress and as an adjunct to the treatment of illnesses. Integral (Yoga): A gentle style of yoga brought to this country in 1966 by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Classes are structured to balance physical effort with relaxation and include breathing practices, chanting and both guided and silent meditation. Integral yoga is suitable for beginners and helpful for more advanced students who wish to deepen their physical and spiritual awareness. Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT): A combination of diagnostic and treatment methodologies that assess and treat pain, dysfunction, disease and disability. Developed by Sharon Giammatteo over 30-plus years, IMT is intended to address the complex needs of patients. IMT practitioners identify and address the underlying causes of dysfunction using a comprehensive and holistic approach. While IMT diagnostics and treatment modalities are predominately hands-on, IMT also integrates a wide range of diagnostic and treatment technologies, nutritional programs (i.e. natural supplements, diet and herbs), and IMT body-based psychotherapeutic approaches to develop a customized solution for a patient’s needs. Integrative Medicine: This holistic approach combines conventional Western medicine with complementary alternative treatments, in order to simultaneously treat mind, body and spirit. Geared to the promotion of health and the prevention of illness, it neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies, without serious evaluation. Integrative Yoga Therapy: Gentle postures, guided imagery, assisted stretching and breathwork help to make this yoga a useful style for rehab centers and hospitals. Joseph LePage began this therapy in the early 1990s to help promote healing and well-being for individuals facing heart disease, cancer, AIDS and psychiatric disorders. Ionic Foot Detox: This machine is a modern energy therapy device that balances the body’s natural energy system. By introducing a high level of negative ions into the water of a foot bath, the feet, utilizing principles of reflexology and the science of ionization and osmosis,
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Homeopathy: A therapy that uses small doses of specially prepared plants and minerals to stimulate the body’s defense mechanisms and healing processes in order to cure illness. Homeopathy, taken from the Greek words homeos, meaning “similar”, and pathos, meaning “suffering”, employs the concept that “like cures like”. A remedy is individually chosen for a person based on its capacity to cause, if given in an overdose, physical and psychological symptoms similar to those the patient is experiencing.
Sani-Hani Toilet Seat Lifter
lushed With Pride, founded by Richard Harris and Gretchen Boettcher provides healthy options for people in the bathroom. Sani-Hani is great for training kids and others who leave the seat up. Now there’s a safe and easy way to lift and lower the toilet seat. The Sani-Hani Toilet Seat Lifter has been used throughout the U.S. everywhere there’s a toilet: homes, doctors, dentists and chiropractor offices, restaurants, banks, courthouses, schools and universities, bowling alleys and theaters, to name a few. We use the highest-grade materials for long life so people can continue to use the bathroom and keep it cleaner. It’s antimicrobial, so it helps stop the spread of germs and bacteria when touched. Location: 12344 E. Northwest Hwy., Ste. 203, Dallas. For more information, call 972-638-0504 or visit SaniHani.com. See ad, page 42.
Culinary Commodities without Contaminants Stocks and Bondy
reated in 2014 by Joanne Bondy, Stocks and Bondy makes artisanal stocks and bone broths. Our goal is to replace bouillons, boxed broths and bases typically filled with sodium and preservatives. Seeking to improve overall heath and wellness as well as improve gut health, we offer fresh, organic, local, grass-fed, highprotein, high-collagen, soy-free, gluten-free, preservative-free products. Our soups are vegan, grass-fed and protein rich and vegetarian. Culinary commodities include stocks and demi-glace, and we also have sodium-free and vegetable-free pet bone broth. Our hand-picked vendors are the best in the area. Each day, they provide us with the best ingredients available locally and seasonally, that are always fresh and organic and delicious. Animals are never given hormones or antibiotics, and each one has been humanely treated.
Location: Dallas Farmer’s Market, 920 Harwood St., Ste. 198, Dallas. For more information and to place orders call 214-973-9459 or email Info@StocksAndBondy.com.
Relieve Chronic Pain with Proprietary Technology The Senergy Medical Group
he Senergy Medical Group is comprised of wellness industry professionals dedicated to supporting patients interested in self-care, as well as practitioners looking for integrative, holistic medical solutions. They are the exclusive distributors of Tennant Biomodulator® and other alternative, integrative medical solutions developed by Dr. Jerry Tennant, who holds more than 13 patents for medical devices. Tennant Biomodulator devices contain unique frequencies to produce microcurrent, electrical impulses that interface with the body’s internal peripheral nervous system for the purpose of therapeutic intervention. Dr. Tennant’s priority frequencies are designed help patients improve circulation, increase nerve stimulation and promote faster injury recovery, as well as reduce pain naturally by increasing body voltage with gentle, non-invasive, integrative treatments. The technology has helped heal sports injuries, combat-related issues, surgeries, dental procedures, and more. It has been found effective for adults, children, seniors, and even four-legged friends. Location: 9901 Valley Ranch Pkwy. E., Ste. 1009, Irving. For more information, call 972-580-0545 or visit Senergy.us. See ad, page 9.
Science-Based Nutritional Guidance and Services Sundrops Vitamins and Nutrition
ince 1976, nutritionists and dietitians at Sundrops have effectively supported client health with current nutrition science, exercise guidance and research provensupplementation. It is our belief that people do not need more information, they need a plan. Each person is given specific guidance with their diet, exercise and supplementation to maintain outstanding health. Our nutritionists excel in quickly explaining how the body functions and implementing a plan for success. All protocols are based strictly on research of molecules and biochemical pathways. Two things matter the most: the science and that clients do better. We publish a monthly Nutrition Review to keep everyone up-to-date on nutrition breakthroughs. In-depth consultations are available by appointment, and we have 25 percent off sales every first Saturday. Location: 4306 N. Central Expy., Dallas. For more information, call 214-5210550, email Dietitian@Sundrops.com or visit Sundrops.com.
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WHOLE HEALTH FOCUSED INTEGRATIVE DENTISTRY: Our practice philosophy and vision begins with “do no harm.” We engage in preventative, minimalistic and natural interventions when applicable and treat our clients with the utmost kindness and compassion. Our goal is to provide top-notch whole-health focused Biological/Holistic oral and dental care. f Mercury-Free f Mercury-Safe f Ozone Therapy f Homeopathics for Dental Conditions f Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy f Early Intervention Ortho to Prevent
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create a positive cellular environment and enable the body’s natural detoxification processes to function at their peak.
Kinesiology / Applied Kinesiology: The study of muscles and their movement. Applied kinesiology tests the relative strength and weakness of selected muscles to identify decreased function in body organs and systems, as well as imbalances and restrictions in the body’s energy flow. Some tests use acupuncture meridians and others analyze interrelationships among muscles, organs, the brain and the body’s energy field. Applied kinesiology is also used to check the body’s response to treatments that are being considered. Kripalu (Yoga): An integrated practice that emphasizes breathing and alignment and coordinates the breath with movement. Amrit Desai, a long-time student of Kundalini yoga master Swami Kripaluvananda, developed Kripalu, also called the yoga of consciousness. This style incorporates three stages of development, beginning with postural alignment and progressing to meditation, with longer posture holding, finally creating a meditation in motion, where the movement from one posture to another happens unconsciously and spontaneously. Students are encouraged to honor “the wisdom of the body” and to work according to the limits of their flexibility and strength. Kripalu is suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced students. Kundalini (Yoga): A powerful, enlightening style that incorporates mantras (chanting), meditation, visualization, breathing and guided relaxation, with precise postures. According to Hindu philosophy, kundalini is a concentrated form of prana, or life force, represented by a coiled, sleeping serpent said to reside at the base of the spine. When breath and movement awaken the serpent (energy), it moves up the spine through each of the seven chakras (energy centers) of the body, bringing energy and bliss. Once a closely guarded secret in India, kundalini yoga was first brought to the West in 1969 and has been known to help with addictions and releasing endorphins in the body. Kundalini will not appeal to everyone and should be practiced under the supervision of an experienced teacher. LEED: An acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design; a green building certification program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. This nationwide program provides guidelines for residential and commercial construction projects aimed at improving energy savings, water efficiency and indoor environmental quality, reducing CO2 emissions and heightening stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. (Visit usgbc.org.) Macrobiotics: An Eastern philosophy best known in the West for its dietary principles. Macrobiotic theory posits that there is a natural order to all things. By synchronizing our eating habits with the cycles of nature, we can achieve a fuller sense of balance within ourselves and with the world around us. Although not a specific diet, it emphasizes low-fat and high-fiber foods, whole grains, vegetables, sea vegetables and seeds, all cooked in accordance with macrobiotic principles. Magnetic Field Therapy: Electromagnetic energy and the human body have a vital and valid interrelationship, making it possible to use magnetic field therapy as an
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Iridology: Analysis of the delicate structure of the iris, the colored portion of the eye, to reveal information about conditions within the body. More than 90 specific zones on each iris, for a combined total of 180-plus zones, correspond to specific areas of the body. Because body weaknesses are often noticeable in the iris long before they are discernible through blood work or other laboratory analysis, iridology can be a useful tool for preventive self-care.
Thermography Center of Dallas
egulation Thermography (RT) is unique in that it assesses the actual functioning of organs and systems using a temperature response, and provides a highly detailed, multipage analytical report on functional health of the whole body, including the breasts, internal organs, immune, lymph, endocrine and cardiovascular systems, as well as dental health. Over the last 18 years, the Thermography Center of Dallas has performed thousands of non-invasive thermography screenings on patients. Unlike with mammography, there is no pain, compression or radiation of the breasts. Used by a trained thermographer, RT can reveal underlying causes of symptoms at the earliest stages of change. In addition to thermography screening, the center now also offers many other services, including heavy metal and hormone testing, applied kinesiology, holistic protocols and health and nutritional consultations. Location: 5220 Spring Valley Rd., Ste. 405, Dallas. For more information, call 214-352-8758, email Thermography@ThermographycCnter.com or visit ThermographyCenter.com. See ad, page 14.
Unrefined Bakery Brings a Little Smile to the Table Unrefined Bakery
he mother/daughter team of Anne Hoyt and Taylor Nicholson founded Unrefined Bakery, now with six locations, in 2010. They are an organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, dairyfree, corn-free, allergen-free bakery with vegan, paleo and keto options. We bake with Heart-Healthy fats in order to bring the most flavorful, nutritious and satisfying products we can. Our goal is to bring normalcy to the severely allergic and to those who simply choose to eat in a clean’ way. Baked food is comfort food; we feed people’s souls and bring a smile to their heart! For more information and orders, call 214414-2414, email Info@UnrefinedBakery. com or visit UnrefinedBakery.com.
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Creating Beautiful Smiles that Make you Healthier Robyn Abramczyk, DDS 6700 Horizon Rd., Heath 972-772-7645 • SmileRanchDentistry.com
t Smile Ranch Dentistry, Robyn Abramcyzk, DDS, MS, FAGD, FIAOMT, NMD, practices general dentistry with a focus on holistic therapies. She removes heavy metal restorations following a strict protocol established by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and restores teeth with biocompatible materials that are safe, non-toxic and mercury-free. Wellness services offered include: safe mercury and heavy metal removal, biocompatible restorations, ozone therapy, thermobioscans, lymphatic therapy, Evox emotional assessment, heavy metal and mineral oligoscans, dentistry for children, oral cancer detection, zirconia crowns and bridges, implant crowns and in-office sedation by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Areas of specialty: safe mercury amalgam removal, general dentistry with biological therapies, mineralization coaching, frenectomies, homeopathy, oral myology, postural orthodontics 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 health and oral hygiene can be attained. See ad, page 3.
aid in diagnosing and treating physical and emotional disorders. This process is reported to relieve symptoms and may, in some cases, retard the cycle of new diseases. Magnets and electromagnetic therapy devices are now being used to eliminate pain, facilitate the healing of broken bones and counter the effects of stress. Manual Lymphatic Drainage: This gentle, non-invasive, rhythmical, whole-body massage aims to stimulate the lymphatic system to release excess fluid from loose connective tissues, thus helping to remove toxins. Lymph glands are part of the body’s defense against infection; blockage or damage within the system may lead to conditions such as edema, acne, inflammation, arthritis and sinusitis. By stimulating one of the body’s natural cleansing systems, it supports tissue health. It’s also been effective in assuaging lymphedema following mastectomy surgery. Learn more at VodderSchool.com and LymphNet.org. Massage Therapy: At its most basic, this ancient handson therapy involves rubbing or kneading the body to encourage relaxation, healing and well-being. Benefits also include increased circulation and detoxification and reduced physical and emotional stress. More than
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Let Food Be Thy Medicine Dr. Lida Aghdam, M.D.
7155 Colleyville Blvd., Ste. 101, Colleyville 4819 State Highway 121, Ste. 14, The Colony 817-488-7878 • NaturalBalanceClinic.com
ida Aghdam, M.D., founded Natural Balance Clinic in 2007. She is certified in Internal Medicine, Woman’s Health and Gynecology by the Mayo Clinic. Wellness services offered include: Natural treatment of common medical conditions using functional, holistic, nutritional medicine. Areas of specialty: bioidentical hormone treatment, weight gain, high cholesterol/blood pressure, thyroid issues, fibromyalgia, arthritis, constipation, IBS, leaky gut, depression and anxiety. Philosophy of healing: Let food be your medicine. Our mission at the Natural Balance Clinic is to introduce the most natural nutrition and supplements to balance the body without using medication. We believe that most diseases and illnesses happen because of the lack of healing nutrients in common food choices. Medications are temporary relief of more in-depth medical problems that need serious nutritional attention. See ad, page 12.
100 methods of massage are available. Massage offers proven benefits to meet a variety of physical challenges and may also be a useful preventive therapy. Learn more at AMTAMassage.org.
1960s by Physical Therapist John Barnes, myofascial release is used to treat neck and back pain, headaches, recurring sports injuries and scoliosis. Learn more at MyofascialRelease.com.
Meditation: The intentional directing of attention to one’s inner self. Methods and practices to achieve a meditative state are based upon various principles using the body or mind and may employ control or letting-go mechanisms. Techniques include the use of imagery, mantras and observation, and the control of breathing. Research has shown that regular meditation can contribute to psychological and physiological well-being. As a spiritual practice, meditation is used to facilitate a mystical sense of oneness with a higher power or the Universe. It can also help reduce stress and alleviate stress-related ailments, such as anxiety and high blood pressure.
Naturopathy: A comprehensive and eclectic system whose philosophy is based upon working in harmony with the body’s natural healing abilities. Naturopathy incorporates a broad range of natural methods and substances aimed to promote health. Training may include the study of specific approaches, including massage, manipulation, acupuncture, acupressure, counseling, applied nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy and minor surgery plus basic obstetrics for assistance with natural childbirth.
Myofascial Release: This whole-body, hands-on technique seeks to free the body from the grip of tight fascia, or connective tissue, thus restoring normal alignment and function and reducing pain. Therapists use their hands to apply mild, sustained pressure in order to gently stretch and soften fascia. Developed in the late
Network Chiropractic: Uses Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), a system of assessing and contributing to spinal and neural integrity, as well as health and wellness. Founded and developed by Donald Epstein. Practitioners employ gentle force to the spine to help the body eliminate mechanical tension in the neurological system. The body naturally develops strategies to dissipate stored tension/energy, thus enhancing self-regulation of tension and spinal interference. (Also see Chiropractic.)
Latifa Amdur ND, D.AcL. Ac DiplAc, CH Located in East Dallas near the Arboretum 808-639-3305 nccaomdiplomates.com/latifaamdur LatifaWholeHealth@yahoo.com
n addition to her formal training, Amdur has 40 years of additional certifications in energy medicine, nutrition and herbology in order to facilitate healing on all levels. Wellness services include: Her personal approach includes Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbs) as well as other effective healing approaches to bring patients to a state of wholeness, resiliency and pain free well being. Areas of specialty: Â Without talk therapy, she assists you in releasing limiting beliefs and past issues that have blocked current healing of acute and chronic pain, stress and illness. This includes colds, fatigue, immune, respiratory and digestive disorders, weigh control and other health issues. Philosophy of healing; Your body is a self-healing mechanism. Due to toxins, disease, congenital weakness, lifestyle and stress, it requires the assistance of a highly sensitive, highly trained, experienced practitioner.
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Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Alternative Medicine Healthy Kids Pediatrics Deborah Z. Bain, M.D.
4851 Legacy Dr., Ste. 301, Frisco 972-294-0808 â€˘ HealthyKidsPediatrics.com
eborah Z. Bain, M.D., FAAP, ABIHM, IFMCP, has been a pediatrician in the DFW area for more than 15 years and created Healthy Kids Pediatrics in 2006 to bring a more holistic approach to the treatment of children by helping kids become healthier, not just managing their symptoms. Wellness services offered include: We focus on functional medicine, as well as offering a full range of services found in most traditional medical offices. Healthy Kids Pediatrics embraces the message of health and wellness and bridges the gap between alternative and traditional approaches to medical treatment. Areas of specialty: nutrition, developmental issues, allergies, asthma and eczema. Philosophy of healing: I believe optimal health is more than the absence of disease. It involves living the sort of lifestyle that promotes and embraces it. Our kids are growing up in a society that is faster paced and more stressful than ever. See ad, page 54.
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The Animal Doctor Nancy Ann Bozeman, DVM
Quantum Leap Systems, Inc. Sherry Buffington, Ph.D.
621 Little School Rd., Kennedale 817-572-2400 • TheAnimalDoctorTX@yahoo.com
ancy Bozeman, providing both conventional and holistic veterinary medicine, is a certified member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She studied as an associate to Dr. Norman Ralston, recognized as a leader in alternative veterinary medicine in the U.S. Bozeman is also a founding member of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Services Offered include: Acupuncture, classical homeopathy, contact reflex analysis, veterinary orthopedic manipulation, Chinese herbal medicine, network chiropractic and more. Areas of Specialty: The Animal Doctor includes low-level laser therapy in their range of healing modalities. Philosophy of Healing: I prefer to strive for the entire well-being of patients, rather than using suppressive medicine to temporarily mask symptom. My focus is on the root of the problem, with the philosophy that by its repair, the rest of the tree will flourish. See ad, page 44.
Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET): This mind-body therapy seeks to restore well-being by removing certain biochemical and bioelectrical charges stored in the brain and manifested as illness or imbalances in the body. NET combines techniques and principles from traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic and applied kinesiology to remove blocks to the body’s natural vitality, allowing it to repair itself naturally. Chiropractor Scott Walker formulated NET in the late 1980s. Learn more at NetMindBody.com. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP): A systematic approach to changing the limiting patterns of thought, behavior and language. Through conversation, practitioners observe the client’s language, eye movements, posture, breathing and gestures, in order to detect and help change unconscious patterns linked to the client’s emotional state. Neuro Muscular Kinesiology: A diagnostic system using muscle testing as a functional neurological evaluation. The methodology is concerned primarily with neuromuscular function as it relates to the structural, chemical and mental physiologic regulatory mechanisms. Kinesiology, which originated within
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214-688-1412 • firstname.lastname@example.org QuantumLeapUniversity.org and BanishBlocks.com
herry Buffington is the author of numerous books, including The Law of Abundance and the best-selling The 7 Essentials for Lasting Success. She holds a BA in Business Management, a MA in Motivational Psychology and a Ph.D. in General Psychology. Wellness services offered include: providing coaches, leaders, and transformational entrepreneurs with the tools, training and credentials to rise to the top of their profession and grow a thriving business that is fun, fulfilling and financially sound. I coined the FIRE Factor. FIRE is an acronym for Fast Impressive Results Easily. Areas of specialty: to help change-makers turn the current reality into lives of joyous celebration! Philosophy of healing: We are completely dedicated to giving clients the resources they need to succeed at what they love doing, and the means to make their work fun, fascinating, fulfilling, and financially abundant.
the chiropractic profession, is an approach to clinical practice, with multidisciplinary applications. Kinesiology is a form of diagnosis that uses muscle testing as a feedback mechanism to examine how a person’s body is functioning. Since Kinesiology draws together elements from many diverse therapies, it provides a unified, interdisciplinary approach to health care. NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT): Specific massage therapy and flexibility stretching help balance the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, emphasizing the interwoven roles of the brain, spine and nerves in causing muscular pain. Its goal is to relieve tender, congested spots in muscle tissue and compressed nerves that may radiate pain to other areas of the body. (Also see trigger point/myotherapy.) Learn more at MyofascialTherapy.org. Nutritional Analysis: Identifying nutrient challenges are critical because they can affect all body functions as well as organ, joint and bone stability. Proper nutrition, supported with whole food supplements, promotes overall health and provides the human body the building blocks for tissue repair, helping re-establish proper function throughout the body and aiding in all
the body’s healing processes. To further support your health, whole food and herbal supplements may be added to your health care plan to maximize the benefits of your chiropractic treatments. Given the proper nutrition, your body has the amazing capability of keeping itself healthy. Nutrition should be individualized to meet each person’s needs. Whole food supplements along with herbal products are an important key to overall health and wellbeing. Orthotics: The profession of designing, manufacturing and/or selling devices that support or help correct musculoskeletal problems, either congenital or caused by illness or injury. Examples include back braces for scoliosis and shoe inserts for fallen arches. Osho Rebalancing (or Rebalancing): This offshoot of Rolfing focuses on compassionate, gentle touch, combining deep tissue massage, joint tension release, energy balancing and verbal dialogue to relieve tension and physical pain, enhance relaxation and facilitate emotional healing. Rebalancing is usually done in a series of 10 to 12 sessions that work synergistically, although each session is complete in itself. Learn more at Osho.com. Osteopathy / Osteopathic Physicians: Osteopathy
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Functional Dentistry Seeks Root Causes, Not Just Symptoms Legacy Dentistry Toni Engram, DDS
5917 Greenville Ave., Dallas 214-887-8325 • LeslieDuong.com
icensed herbalist and health nutritionist Leslie Duong has been practicing for more than 20 years. She has been taught about herbal medicine from childhood by her father, Dr. Duong Lai Canh, LAc, OMD, the founder of American Chinese Natural Herbs. Wellness services offered include: Full line of high-quality Chinese herbs and supplements; all organic, natural herbs, with no caffeine; one-on-one consultations; nutrition and exercise recommendations. Areas of Specialty: Acne, allergy, asthma, bronchitis, bladder infection, high blood pressure, Candida, cysts, cholesterol, cold and flu, diabetes, depression, detoxification, lack of energy, fertility, fibroid and much more. Philosophy of Healing: Be consistent with all organic natural herbs, drink plenty of water according to your weight, eat more green vegetables and fruit, drink more tea, be consistent with your exercise daily, and meditate 20 minutes daily before going to sleep. See ad, page 52.
151 Walton Way, Midlothian 972-723-1148 • LegacyDentistry.com
r. Engram is a native of Hillsboro, Teas, and founder Legacy Dentistry in . She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas Christian University, where she finished with magna cum laude honors. Her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree is from Baylor College of Dentistry, in Dallas. She is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and certified as an integrative health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Wellness services offered include: a full scope of general, holistic and cosmetic dentistry, with expertise ranging from porcelain veneers to dental implants, crowns, clear braces, bonding and bridges. Areas of specialty: Dr. Engram can correct a wide variety of dental problems and literally redesign your smile. Philosophy of healing: supporting you on your journey to health by educating and holistically serving your needs with integrity and respect. Dentistry treats the cause of dental problems, not just the symptoms. See ad, page 33.
uses generally accepted physical, pharmacological and surgical methods of diagnosis and therapy, with a strong emphasis on body mechanics and manipulative methods to detect and correct faulty structure and function, in order to restore the body’s natural healing capacities. Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.) are fully trained and licensed according to the same standards as medical doctors (M.D.) and receive additional extensive training in the body’s structure and functions.
very often much less painful. The goal of PNT isn’t to manage trigger points by applying pressure on them or utilizing mechanical force to manage the trigger points, as do other systems, but applies neurological reflexes to switch them off. After we get to the right reflex the trigger point is shut off in just a few seconds. People are always surprised that tender areas can be eradicated in mere seconds and the painful sensation is gone, especially when they have been suffering for years.
Oxygen Therapies: Alters the body’s chemistry to help overcome disease, promote repair and improve overall function. Properly applied, oxygen may be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including infections, circulatory problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, allergies, cancer and multiple sclerosis. The major types of oxygen therapy used to treat illness are hyperbaric oxygen and ozone. Hydrogen peroxide therapy (oral or intravenous) can be dangerous and should be avoided.
Physical Therapy: Traditional physical therapy evaluates difficulties with mobility or function to focus on rehabilitation that entails restorative treatment and instruction on how to make efficient use of the body in daily activities. Physical therapists use massage, exercise, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and other means to help the patient regain functional movement. Learn more at apta.org.
Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT): More advanced method for healing and elimination of pain generated from active inflamed trigger points within the body. PNT can be more effective than earlier trigger point release systems used by various professions and
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Pilates: Pilates, like yoga, yields long, lean, flexible muscles whose gracefully balanced movements readily translate into everyday activities like walking, sitting and bending. It is a structured system of small, isolated movements that demand powerful focus on every nuance of muscle action while working out on floor mats
or machines. This technique emphasizes development of the torso’s abdominal power center, or core. Gentler than conventional exercises, it is excellent for overcoming injuries. Point Holding (Body Electronics): This variation of acupressure requires multiple practitioners to hold acupressure points, sometimes up to two hours, to remove energy blockages, balance the flow of energy within the body’s meridians and help the client achieve associated emotional release. Postural Integration (PI): This psychotherapy method simultaneously integrates deep tissue and breath work, body movement and awareness with emotional expression. Practitioners use gentle manipulation, bioenergetics, acupressure and Gestalt dialogue to help individuals increase their sense of emotional and physical wellbeing. Learn more at icpit.info. Power (Yoga): An intense style that creates heat and energy, while developing strength and flexibility. Power yoga evolved from ashtanga yoga and was developed by American Beryl Bender Birch in the early 1990s. Its flowing style requires the strength and stamina of
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Combining Modern Science and Ancient Wisdom The Kotsanis Institute Constantine A. Kotsanis, M.D.
2260 Poole Rd., Grapevine, TX 817-478-6342 • DrKotsanis@gmail.com KotsanisInstitute.com
r. Constantine Kotsanis attended medical school, in Athens, Greece, and Loyola University, in Chicago, He has been combining traditional medicine, functional medicine and nutrition since 1983. Kotsanis is a board-certified otolaryngologist and otolaryngic allergist, nutritionist and surgeon. He combines his expertise with evidence-based research for a unique blend of modern science and ancient wisdom. Wellness services offered include: Cancer care. autism. chronic infection. pain management. allergies. hormone imbalance. nutrition digestive disorders. chronic fatigue and stem cell therapy Areas of specialty: Integrative medicine using modern science and ancient wisdom. Philosophy of healing: If the endocrine, immune, metabolic and digestive systems are not in sync, optimum health becomes elusive and making any treatment more efficient requires improving nutrition, lifestyle, de-stressing and cleaning up your environment. It’s possible to attain significant health improvement with powerful changes to a home.
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Chiropractic Care Includes More Than Pain Relief Best Life Chiropractic and Wellness Laura Le, DC Steven Le, DC
4335 Windsor Centre Trail, Ste. 140, Flower Mound 5072 W. Plano Pkwy, Ste. 130, Plano 972-539-7500 • BestLifeChiro.com r. Steve and Dr. Laura have been serving the DFW community for more than 10 years. They previously serves as directors of the busiest health care center in Palm Springs, California. Wellness services offered include: Chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, wellness care, physical therapy, advanced nutritional diagnosis, detoxification, infrared therapy and more. Areas of specialty: Back pain, chronic knee pain, auto accidents, sports injuries and more. Philosophy of healing: Steven says, “I love what I do because chiropractic works from the inside-out and naturally decreases pain, improves function, increases mobility, quickens healing time and maximizes overall health. Laura says, “It is my calling to be a chiropractor and I have an extreme passion to help children. We offer a full spectrum of pediatric wellness services." See ad, page 17.
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athy Lemmon holds a diploma from the School of Homeopathy, in, Devon, England, and completed postgraduate work in homeopathy at the College of Practical Homeopathy, in London. Healthy Healing Arts was founded in 2013 and HPWWC in 2015. There is no blanket approach, with homeopathy—everything is individualized, as every person is unique. Wellness services offered include: I provide personal attention to all who are looking for a whole, homeopathic approach to wellness. Areas of specialty: Homeopathy. Additionally, the preventive, or prophylactic use of homeopathy is a huge part of my practice. I can help with homeopathic immunizations for schools, daycares, employment the flu, and more, as well as for travel. Philosophy of healing: The body has an innate desire to be well. Homeopathy honors and works with the body is in a whole and full way.
r. Zhanping Lu, DC, owner of New Star Chiropractic & Acupuncture, offers a world of natural healing modalities, combined with a unique understanding of Western medicine, to help his patients reduce pain, inflammation and allergy symptoms, balance hormones, improve weight and avoid spinal surgery. Wellness Services Offered Include: chiropractic, acupuncture, NAET and weight loss. Areas of Specialty: allergy, autism, ADD, ADHD, sleep disorders, nutrition, thyroid, diabetes, emotions, high blood pressure and much more. See ad, page 43.
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Paws & Claws Holistic Animal Hospital Shawn Messonnier, DVM
2145 W. Park, Plano 972-867-8800 • PawsAndClawsAnimalHospital.com
r. Shawn Messonnier offers a unique approach to all aspects of pet care, including preventive and treatment of diseases. Using a natural approach to restore the proper balance and function of a pet’s body can help them live longer and stay healthier. Wellness services offered include: holistic anesthesia, detoxification, laser/acupuncture, herbal and homeopathic medicine, diet therapy, glandular therapy, homotoxicology, autosanguis therapy, integrative cancer treatment and behavior medicine. Wellness exams include blood testing for proper organ function and early cancer diagnosis, plus titer testing to replace unnecessary vaccines. Areas of specialty: We successfully heal pets that other veterinarians can’t help, and offer healing even for “hopeless” cases. Using evidence-based natural therapies, our patients tend to live two to five years longer than those treated conventionally, and even advanced diseases can be treated to offer extended quality of life. Those that have been told nothing can be done for their pet should see us and experience natural healing! Philosophy of healing: Functional medicine is personalized, science-based medicine dealing with prevention and causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease. It emphasizes “patient care” rather than “disease care”. Many clients use pet insurance to save 90 percent on the cost of care; ask about reducing health care costs naturally. See ad, page 48.
Ashtanga, but doesn’t always follow the same sequence of postures, making it similar to Vinyasa style. Power yoga is usually performed in a heated room. Although Baron Baptiste is a name often associated with power yoga, he has developed his own method, called Baptiste Power Vinyasa yoga, which is taught only by teachers he certifies. Students who enjoy aerobics will probably favor power yoga. Prolotherapy: A rejuvenating therapy that uses injections of natural substances to stimulate collagen growth, in order to strengthen weak or damaged joints, tendons, ligaments or muscles. Often used as a natural alternative to drugs and/or surgery to treat pain syndromes, including degenerative arthritis, lower back, neck and joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches, and torn ligaments and cartilage. Qigong & Tai chi: Qigong and Tai chi combine movement, meditation and breath regulation to enhance the flow of vital energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”) in the body, improve circulation and enhance immune function. Qigong traces its roots to traditional Chinese medicine. Tai chi was originally a self-defense martial art descended from qigong and employed to promote
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Integrative Dentistry in Flower Mound Prime Integrative Dentistry Minaxi Mirkal, DDS
972-885-9191 • 617-838-8342 email@example.com • TexasHolisticDentist.com
r. Minaxi Mirkal, BDS, DDS, AMD, BCND, founded Prime Integrative Dentistry in 2019, in Flower Mound. She is SMART certified and board certified in the use of ozone therapy. Mirkal has found her life’s calling in the principles and practice of biological dentistry. We engage in preventative, minimalistic and natural interventions when applicable, and treat our clients with the utmost kindness and compassion. Our goal is to provide top-notch, whole-health focused biological/holistic oral and dental care. Wellness services offered include: Integrative dentistry combines alternative, holistic treatments with conventional procedures such as ozone therapy, laser therapy, cone beam CT scans, microscopes, homeopathics, minimally invasive dentistry and low-dose digital X-rays Areas of specialty: Teeth, gums and oral tissues are an integral part of the body. Every material used and procedure done will have either a systemic healing or stressor response. Philosophy of healing: Does the top feed the bottom or the bottom feeds the top? In reality, everything must coexist for harmony to ensue. It is this encompassing nature of all things living that constitutes life. See ad, page 26.
inner peace and calm. Reflexology (Zone Therapy): This is a natural healing method of pressure point massage used to relieve tension, pain and treat and cure illness by pressing on a part of a person’s head, hands, body or feet. Reflexology is based upon the principle that there are reflex points or zones that correspond to every part of the body. Correctly stimulating and applying pressure to these areas increases circulation and promotes specifically designated bodily and muscular functions. Learn more at Reflexology-USA.net. Regression Therapies: Operate on the assumption that many physical, mental and emotional problems are extensions of unresolved problems from the past, such as childhood traumas. The practitioner uses hypnosis, or other altered states of consciousness, and relaxation techniques to access the source of “unfinished business”, and helps clients to analyze, integrate and release past traumas that are interfering with their current lives. Reiki: A healing practice originated in Japan in the 1920s as a way of activating and balancing the life force present in all living things. Reiki means, “universal life force energy.” Light hand placements channel healing
energies to organs and glands and work to align the body’s energy centers, or chakras. Various techniques address emotional and mental distress, chronic and acute physical problems and/or increases spiritual focus and clarity. Reiki is a valuable addition to the work of chiropractors, massage therapists, nurses and others in the West. Learn more at Reiki.org. Rolfing Structural Integration (Rolfing): Deep tissue manipulation of the myofascial system, which is composed of the muscles and the connective tissue, or fascia, by the practitioners’ hands helps restore the body’s natural alignment and sense of integration. As the body is released from old patterns and postures, its range and freedom of physical and emotional expression increases. Rolfing can help ease pain and chronic stress, enhance neurological functioning, improve posture and restore flexibility. Learn more at Rolfing.org. Rosen Method: Named for Marion Rosen, a physiotherapist who discovered that when clients verbalized their emotions and sensations during treatment sessions, their conditions would more quickly improve. The non-invasive method uses gentle, direct touch; practitioners, taught to use hands that “listen”, rather
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John Roland, M.D. Evolution Medicine
Susan Schmidt, MLS
8226 Douglas Ave., Ste. 740, Dallas 972-658-0928 • EvolutionMedicineDallas.com
r. john Roland founded Evolution medicine in 2016, specializing in stems cell medicine. He is trained in biochemistry, family medicine, emergency medicine. and sports medicine. Also the director of emergency medicine at Texas Health Resources freestanding ER, Roland speaks nationally on autoimmune disease and stem cell. He hosts podcasts, public talks and TV interviews to educate doctors and patients about functional medicine Wellness services offered include: reversing disease using stem cell medicine and functional medicine with custom lifestyle coaching and nutrition to build healthier lives. Areas of specialty: functional and stem cell medicine. We specialize in arthritis, skin conditions, joint problems, extreme fatigue, weakness, brain disease, head injuries, spinal injuries. Philosophy of healing: I’ve seen how fractured health care has become. The treatments being delivered nowadays are treating only part of the problems that patients are experiencing. The most important elements to health are those things that make individual cells healthy. See ad, page 29.
than manipulate, focus on chronic muscle tension and call attention to shifts in the breath to help individuals achieve greater self-awareness and relaxation. The technique is often effectively used to treat chronic health conditions. Learn more at RosenMethod.com. Rubenfeld Synergy Method: This dynamic system for integrating the body, mind, emotions and spirit combines touch, talk and compassionate listening. Practitioners, called synergists, use gentle touch and verbal sharing to access each of these four levels simultaneously, releasing pain and fears held in the body/mind. The modality, created by Ilana Rubenfeld, who received a lifetime achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy in 2002, facilitates pain management, ease of movement, positive body image and self-esteem, as well as recovery from physical and emotional trauma. Learn more at RubenfeldSynergy.com. Shiatsu: The most widely known form of acupressure, shiatsu is Japanese for “finger pressure”. The technique applies varying degrees of pressure to balance the life energy that flows through specific pathways, or meridians, in the body. Shiatsu is used to release tension and strengthen weak areas in order to facilitate even circula-
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usan Schmidt a graduate of UNT, founded Regenerative Sciences Research, in Dallas, 2009. She holds a master’s degree in library and informational science with a specialty in research. Optimal health for life has been my focus as a medical researcher for the past 11 years. Using a cutting-edge, non-invasive body scanner, I establish precision baselines for each client and using nutrition, cellular regeneration techniques, inflammation reduction and non-invasive stem cell therapy, I help my clients accelerate healing and slow aging. Wellness services offered include: Private consultations, personal coaching and precision testing to establish baselines that measure progress and benefit. Areas of specialty: Creating baselines with precision testing through lab tests (telomere, intracellular, micronutrient, cardiovascular, etc.) and a non-invasive body scanner, Wellness Pro technology provides a custom 3-D physical profile that reveals areas of the body that are healthy and those that need attention. Philosophy of healing: You deserve to get the best out of the rest of your life. I am able to show results and benefit with testing and baselines.
tion, cleanse cells and improve the function of vital organs; it also may help to diagnose, prevent and relieve many chronic and acute conditions that manifest on both physical and emotional levels. A branch of shiatsu that originated in the United States, called ohashiatsu, includes meditation and exercise. Learn more at ShiatsuSociety.org and Ohashiatsu.org. Sivananda (Yoga): Cultivates awareness of mind and body by incorporating five main principles of proper exercise, breathing, relaxation and diet, as well as positive thinking and meditation. Based on the philosophy of Swami Sivananda, of India, the practice uses chanting, breathing techniques and meditation to help unblock energy and release stress. Sivananda focuses on 12 basic yoga postures to increase strength and spinal flexibility. It is an excellent practice for beginners, those recovering from injury or anyone interested in spiritual aspects of yoga. Smart Growth: Thoughtful land development designed to achieve a number of environmental and quality-oflife goals such as reducing auto dependence; preserving wilderness areas and farmland; and restoring community through pedestrian-oriented, mixed-used developments.
Solar - Passive versus Active: Solar energy is the conversion of the sun’s rays to energy, very good for green living. Active solar technology uses electrical or mechanical equipment to convert the sun’s rays into usable energy for heating or whatever. Passive solar technology does not use any outside non-solar energy. Soma Neuromuscular Integration (also called Soma): Rooted in structural integration, soma was developed by Bill M. Williams, Ph.D., an early student of Ida Rolf. Through a 10-session format, the modality manipulates the fascia and muscles to release chronic, stored structural aberrations, realign the body and integrate the nervous system. This allows the individual to process experiences more effectively and with greater awareness, which can lead to enhanced learning and perceptual abilities. Learn more at Soma-Institute.org. Somatic Therapy: Body-oriented healing. Somatic therapy encompasses a wide variety of healing modalities which engage the physical body as a primary gateway to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. A partial list of somatic therapies includes Hakomi, SensoriMotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Radix, Feldenkrais, Trager, CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Myofascial Release, Rolfing,
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Members-Only Zen Healing Sanctuary The Healing Sanctuary Institute Pamela Smith
2603 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 100, Dallas 214-521-6550 • TheHealingSanctuaryInstitute.com
amela Smith is a bioenergetic restorative practitioner with a background in health care and a medical degree. She uses cutting-edge methodologies to help improve mental, spiritual and physical health and well-being. She holds a doctorate in rehabilitative medicine from Switzerland, Anti-aging certification from the American Academy of Anti-Aging, and is certified in lymph-edema drainage. Wellness services offered include: The Healing Sanctuary Institute in uptown Dallas is a Zen spa environment to experience and learn the latest self-healing modalities, now including Cryoskin body toning Areas of specialty: Smith is certified in body and foot reflexology, acupressure, and cupping from the Chinese Institute, in Hong Kong. Other certifications include Myofascial Release (John Barnes), soft tissue mobilization (St. John Neuromuscular Pain Relief Institute) and soft tissue mobilization of cervical spine and shoulder (Hutchinson Therapy Association). She is a specialist in Advanced Ondamed Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy. Philosophy of healing: The Healing Sanctuary Institute of Dallas is a members-only organization created for those who desire to implement and study alternative rejuvenating treatments. See ad, page 8.
and Bioenergetics. Core principles of somatic therapies include the unity of mind and body, and the body as a storehouse of implicit memory and information. Sound Healing: Employs vocal and instrumental tones, generated internally or externally. When sounds are produced with healing intent, they can create sympathetic resonance in the physical and energy bodies. Sound healing also is used to bring discordant energy into balance and harmony. Spiritual Healing / Counseling: Practiced in two forms. In one, the healer uses thought or touch to align his or her spiritual essence with that of the client. The healer works to either balance the spiritual field or shift the perceptual base of the client to create harmony between mind and body and draw the client into the active presence of Divine Spirit. In the other, the healer transforms healing energy into a vibrational frequency that the client can receive and comfortably assimilate, reminding the person’s intuitive core of its inherent healing ability. Sustainable: This encompasses a way of living and acts
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Biological Dentistry Dallas Designer Smiles Daniel Strader, DDS
8222 Douglas Ave., Ste. 810, Dallas 214-363-7777 • 2Grin.com
aniel Strader, DDS, and his team have been offering dental services to the community on the same block in University Park for more than 30 years. Strader understands that to achieve full body health, it is paramount to put an end to root canals and fluoride, utilize metal-free crowns, metal-free dentures and BPA-free fillings, and safely remove mercury/silver fillings. He is certified by International Academy of Oriental Medicine and Toxicology and International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. 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. We feel that we are not just changing smiles, we are changing and improving people’s lives as a whole. See ad, page 50.
which cause minimal long-term effect on the environment and maintain a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage. It includes doing something that maintains resource renewability and environmental health over time to meet both present and future needs. Svaroopa (Yoga): A style that helps students discover their bliss. The Sanskrit word svaroopa means “the true nature of Being”, and Svaroopa yoga is sometimes called the yoga of alignment and compassion. Attention to alignment in specifically chosen poses helps to soften the body’s connective tissues and ease spinal tension. Blocks and bolsters may be used to allow for deeper muscle release. The style is suitable for beginners and useful for those recovering from injury. Swedish Massage: The most commonly practiced form of massage in Western countries. Swedish massage integrates ancient Oriental techniques with contemporary principles of anatomy and physiology. Practitioners rub, knead, pummel, brush and tap the client’s muscles, topped with long, gliding strokes. Swedish massage is especially effective for improving circulation; relieving muscle tension and back and neck pain; promoting
relaxation; and decreasing stress. Practitioners vary in training, techniques and session lengths. Tai Chi and Qigong: Tai chi and qigong combine movement, meditation and breath regulation to enhance the flow of vital energy (qi) in the body, improve circulation and enhance immune function. Qigong traces its roots to Traditional Chinese Medicine.and is often referred to as the mother of Tai Chi. When the gentle movements of Qigong mixed with the animal style martial arts, it became Tai Chi. Both practices promote calmness and harmony to reduce stress. Thai Massage: A form of body therapy, also called nuad bo-ram, Thai massage incorporates gentle rocking motions, rhythmic compression along the body’s energy lines and passive stretching to stimulate the free flow of energy, break up blockages and help restore general well-being. One of the branches of Traditional Thai Medicine (TTM), it is performed on a floor mat, with the client dressed in lightweight, comfortable clothing. No oils are used. Thai massage aids flexibility, inner organ massage, oxygenation of the blood and quieting of the mind. Learn more at Thai-Institute.com.
MindPranaBody, LLC Anish Suri
469-763-2495 • MindPranaBody.com
nish Suri founded MindPranaBody, LLC, in 2018. He has an MBA, holds a degree in engineering and has practiced reiki since 1998. 100% of my customers have had a very positive experience. They have benefited with relief from mental, emotional, or physical stress. Wellness services offered include: Reiki and Access Bars reduce stress and promote healing. I’m blessed to be able to help people and empower them to be at peace. Areas of specialty: Just come in with your problems or stress and leave with a smile. Philosophy of healing: The world is a stage and we are all playing a role. As much as I may like to think that I did this or that. I firmly believe it was meant to happen and I accepted it graciously. Trust your practitioner. Go in with low or zero expectation unless you have prior experience. Lay back and enjoy the session ... something good will happen to you.
Therapeutic Touch (TT): This contemporary healing modality was developed by natural healer Dora Kunz and nursing professor Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., in the 1970s. Therapeutic Touch is drawn from ancient practices and used to balance and promote energy flow. The practitioner “accesses” the area where the body’s energy field is weak or congested, and then uses his or her hands to direct energy into the field to balance it. Nurses and other healthcare practitioners apply TT to relieve pain, stress and anxiety, and to promote wound healing. Learn more at TherapeuticTouch.org. Thermography (Thermal Imaging): A diagnostic technique that uses an infrared camera to measure temperature variations on the surface of the body, producing images that reveal sites of inflammation and abnormal tissue growth. Inflammation is recognized as the earliest stage of nearly all major health challenges. Touch for Health (TFH): Created by Chiropractor John F. Thie in the 1970s, Touch for Health is a widely used kinesiology system aimed at restoring the body’s natural energies through acupressure, touch and massage. Muscle-testing biofeedback first identifies imbalances in the body’s energy flow to organs and glands;
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Hope for Hopeless Conditions Tennant Institute Jerry Tennant, M.D.
35 Veranda Lane, Colleyville 972 580-1156 • TennantInstitute.us
orld-renowned ophthalmologist Jerry Tennant, M.D., has been practicing since 1964 and is licensed by the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine. Mainstream medicine could not help him, so he turned to natural healing and developed methods of healing which resulted in his gaining his health and ability to return to practice in 2002. Patients from all over the world come to regain health and strength. Many with macular degeneration come for a full week of treatments and return home with enhanced vision—in some cases, a complete return to 20/20 vision. Wellness services offered include: The practitioners at Tennant Institute treat everything except cancer, in which case they offer strong support for patients’ oncology protocol. Areas of specialty: integrative, energetic natural medicine. Methods of therapy include hyperbaric oxygen treatments, infrared sauna and a line of nutraceuticals. Philosophy of healing: We understand that the human body is not simply a collection of independent parts but rather an integrative whole. See ad, inside back cover.
it is designed to then help rebalance that energy to improve overall health, while strengthening a person’s resistance to common ailments and physical complaints. Many TFH techniques can be successfully practiced by clients at home. Learn more at TouchForHealth.us. Trigger Point Therapy (Myotherapy): This massage technique is used to relieve pain, similar to NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT). Practitioners apply pressure to specific “trigger points” on the body—tender, congested spots of muscle tissue that may radiate pain to other areas—in order to release tension and spasms. Treatment decreases the swelling and stiffness associated with muscular pain and increases range of motion. Learn more at MyofascialTherapy.org. Viniyoga (Yoga): A transformative, slower and more individualized form of yoga that emphasizes gentle flow and coordinated breath with movement. Viniyoga yoga is holistic in its approach and teaches the student how to apply the yoga tools of poses, chanting, breathing and meditation. Function is stressed over form in this style. Viniyoga is recommended for beginners and seniors, as well as those who are in chronic pain or healing from injury or disease.
Vinyasa (Yoga): A challenging style that matches breath to movement. Vinyasa yoga poses incorporate alignment principles and are woven together in a flowing practice that is both intense and dancelike. Translated from Sanskrit, vinyasa means “without obstacle”. This style is best suited for energetic, physically fit students. Yoga Therapy: The application of yoga principles, methods and techniques to empower individuals to progress towards greater health and freedom from disease, represents a first effort to integrate traditional yogic concepts and techniques with Western medical and psychological knowledge. Yoga therapy aims at the holistic treatment of various kinds of psychological or somatic dysfunctions, ranging from emotional distress to back problems. V.O.C. : Volatile organic compounds; found in many paints, finishes, synthetic foams, adhesives and stains; readily evaporate to the atmosphere, where they contribute to air pollution and can be hazardous to human health.
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Concierge Functional Medical Services Maxine Thomas Wellness Medicine Maxine Thomas, M.D. 4725 Wellington St., Greenville 903-450-9120 â€˘ DrMaxineThomas.com mthomas@DrMaxineThomas.com
axine Thomas, M.D., has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years. Hers is a members-only wellness practice for a small group of patients to teach them how their bodies work, so that they can create wellness for themselves. Clients pay an annual fee or retainer, so the pressure to get all your questions answered during the office visit is removed. Communication can include texts, email and Skype, along with phone and faceto-face visits. Wellness services offered include: Functional medicine is a 21st-century approach to patient care that contrasts with conventional medicine in that it seeks understanding of disease cause. Areas of specialty: you can only manifest wellness by focusing on it. Philosophy of healing: I am passionate about teaching patients how to take control of their health and their lives. To do it, you must change the way you think. See ad, page 32.
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Genetic Testing Complements Full-Service Health Care Abundant Life Wellness Center Jennifer Trejo, Naturopath
3904 Boat Club Rd., Lake Worth 817-847-0900 â€˘ AbundantLifeWellnessCenter.com
ennifer Trejo opened Abundant Life Wellness Center to help people with autoimmunity, fatigue, allergies, skin disorders, gastrointestinal issues, hormone imbalance and neurological concerns. 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 colon hydrotherapy, Raindrop Technique, Platinum Energy ionic foot detoxes, infrared 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. See ads, page 43 & 44.
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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.
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Leanne Hutcherson, Naturopath 210 N. Custer Rd. Suite 250, McKinney 972-540-0726 firstname.lastname@example.org BodyAndSoulWellnessTX.com Offering an Integrative approach to health and wellness. She specializes in Bioenergetic feedback in homeopathy. In optimizing health, prevention is the focus, so safe and healthy modalities are offered, natural remedies, nutrition, detox and mind body protocols are customized for individual needs and lifestyle.
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Dr John Roland, MD Douglas Plaza, 8226 Douglas Ave. Suite 740, Dallas 972-658-0928 EvolutionMedicine.com Evolution Medicine is the answer to autoimmune conditions. We aim to reverse disease by treating the whole body using stem cell medicine and functional medicine with custom lifestyle coaching and nutrition to build healthier lives. Understanding biochemistry is the key,as the most important elements to health are those that make individual cells healthy. See ad on page 29.
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Dr. Deborah Z. Bain, MD, FAAP, ABIHM 4851 Legacy Dr, Ste 301, Frisco 75034 972-294-0808 HealthyKidsPediatrics.com Where your child’s health is our passion. Embracing the message of health and wellness and bridging the gap between alternative and traditional approaches to medical treatment, we are an integrative holistic pediatric practice - focusing on teaching principles of good nutrition and prevention of disease as well as offering a full range of services found in most traditional medical offices. See ad, page 54.
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Concord Dallas is the church that grows people. Their core values are passion for Christ, passion for people and catalyst for change. Services are Sundays at 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm and online at Streamingfaith.com. Mid-week service is Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Reverend Bryan L. Carter, Senior Pastor.
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
Discover Better Version of You Webinar – 7-7:30pm. Attendees will receive a what to eat manual, how to workout manual, and mind and motivation manual. Free. Webinar, online. Bit.ly/2TWbQMp.
Arlington Conservation Council: Citizens’ Climate Lobby – 7pm. Paula Luna, co-leader of the Arlington Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby, brings attendees up to date on the Lobby’s local and nationwide activities. The Fielder House, 1616 W Abram St, Arlington. ACCTexas.org.
Plano Pacers Prediction Run – 7pm. Set aside the 2nd Tuesday of each month to predict your time with the Pacers. Predict your time in a 5K. No watches allowed. Free. Chisholm Trail across from Schimelpfenig Library, 5100 Country Pl Dr, Plano. PlanoPacers.org/Prediction_Schedule/.
Women’s Adventure Film Tour – 7-9:30pm. The event features an all new set of short films including Surfing to Cope about American surfer, Brianna Cope. Plus films about skiing in B.C., mountaineering in Norway, and snowboarding in Japan and Iran. $15. 231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas. Facebook.com/events/555337898265230/.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
SATURDAY, MARCH 2 Cedar Hill Shares Community Walk – 9am. The Cedar Hill Shares Community Walk is a 2 mile walk hosted by the Alan E. Sims Cedar Hill Recreation Center since 2015. All proceeds benefit the Cedar Hill Shares Food Pantry. $10. Alan E.Sims Cedar Hill Recreation Center, 310 E Parkerville Rd, Cedar Hill. Bit.ly/2Emhr9w.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
Puppy Yoga – 1-3pm. Gentle beginners yoga class with Paw Support’s adoptable puppies. Pups will roam free while the class is in session, so expect to receive puppy kisses at downward dog. Donation-based, all donations go to the rescue center. Satya Yoga, 6464 E Northwest Hwy, Ste 345, Dallas. SatyaYoga108.com.
Sips for Sustainability – 6-8:30pm. Sips for Sustainability is a networking event hosted by local members of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) to connect with their communities and foster discussion on how to move toward a more sustainable future. Free. Deep Ellum Brewing Company, 2823 St Louis St, Dallas. Facebook. com/events/770807283287460/.
Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions: Seed Swap Party – 2-5pm. Meet fellow gardeners and learn about urban gardening in Dallas. Share seeds and gardening tips. The Seed Library at the Dallas Public Library will provide a variety of free seeds. MLK Jr Branch Public Library, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas. DallasHungerSolutions.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
SUNDAY, MARCH 3 Art, Music and Wine – 3-5pm. Art, Music and Wine features the art of Becca Gordon, music of the ensembles of Texas Chamber Music Project and the wine of Messina Hof Winery. $35. Messina Hof Winery Grapevine, 201 S Main St, Grapevine. GrapevineTexasUSA.com.
Run Your Dreams 5K Fun Run/Walk – 7am. Enjoy a 3.1 mile family fun run through a wonderful environment to support student education and healthy family and community lifestyles. $35. Duck Creek Greenbelt, 4917 Duck Creek Dr, Garland. MarshallsDream.org/Run-your-Dreams. Grow North Texas: North Texas Food Gardening 100 – 9-11am. Learn how to grow organic food. The workshop will cover what to plant, when to plant it, and how to achieve success growing produce. $10. Owenwood Farm and Neighbor Space, 1451 John W, Dallas. GrowNorthTexas. org/event-3226460.
Science Art Reception – 6pm. We are pleased to present Patricia Cleary Berlin’s 1919-2002 science art exhibition. Her interest in the microscopic details of scientific discoveries was part of the New York art scene in the 1960s. Cozby Library and Community Commons, 177 N Heartz Rd, Coppell. 972-304-3655.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5 River Legacy After School Club – 4:156:15pm. Kids will meet after school to explore the plants, animals and habitats of a riparian forest in the middle of the metroplex at River Legacy. Fee applies, register here: Bit. ly/2LWgDcM. River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington. RiverLegacy.org/After-School-Clubs.
River Expedition – 3-5pm. We will get into the river at the Ballroom Track Site and will walk the river searching for dinosaur tracks and other interesting things that can be found in a river ecosystem. Come prepared to get completely wet. Free with park admission. Park Store, Dinosaur Valley State Park. Call Zachary Riggs for more information: 817-776-3924.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14 Fort Worth Audubon Society: The Pollinators – 7:30pm. Featured speaker: Sher Dunaway, Master Gardener. See website for more info as available. The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Come early for mini-ID class at 6:50 p.m. UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd Research and Education Bldg, Beyer Hall, Rm 100, Ft Worth. FWAS.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16 McKinney St. Patricks Day Festival and Shamrock Run – 9am. The festival is free and family friendly. Festivities include costume contests, delicious food, a play-zone for kids, two Irish bands, Irish dancing and cold beer. $20-$30. Tupps Brewery, 721 Anderson St, McKinney. Facebook. com/events/2309696235919877.
MONDAY, MARCH 18
Relax Release Renew – 3-5pm. Enjoy a day of wellness, including energy wellness workshop, yoga with Crystal of Luminous Wellness, Reiki with Bern and Jack Wellness, essential oils, tips and breathing techniques to reduce stress. $10. Pan African Connection, 4466 S Marsalis Ave, Dallas. BernandJack.com.
MONDAY, MARCH 4
Wild Day: The Great Plant Adventure – 2-3:30pm. Discover what makes plants different from animals, parts of a plant, how they interact with their environment, and about the local plant life found in Coppell Nature Park. Biodiversity Education Center, 367 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell.
11th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling – 10am5pm. Event feature two buildings filled with the handmade and vintage items, 150 swag bags, charitable raffle benefiting Humane Society of North Texas & CASA of Tarrant County, pet adoptions by HSNT, live music and more. Free. Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth. FunkyFinds.com/Spring-Fling.html. Dr Kang’s Vegan Potluck – 7:30-11:30pm. Bring a vegan dish or a donation $15 and up. Please reserve your tickets now so we will know how much food to make. No veggie or fruit trays. Kids welcome. Free/with vegan dish, $15/without. Bit.ly/2XhdSbT.
MONDAY, MARCH 11 Four Legged Friends Hike – 10-11am. Load up your lovable pet and bring them out for our Four Legged Friend Hike. All dogs are welcome for this amazing outdoor adventure. Playground Parking
Smart Phone Apps to Explore Nature – Mar 1822. 1-5pm. A hands-on workshop in which students will download and learn to use free Smartphone Apps that can help them explore and document the natural world. Seniors 55+. Tarrant County College Northeast Campus, 828 Harwood Rd, Hurst. For more info, call Annabelle, 817-683-1739.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
Singles Yoga – 7-9pm. Join the FWBC Singles Ministry for a refreshing and revitilizing yoga session. Free. Friendship-West Baptist Church, Rm D201, 2020 W Wheatland Rd, Dallas. FriendshipWest.org.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19 The Gratitude Meditations at Thanks-Giving Square – 5:30-6:30pm. Join inside the chapel at Thanks-Giving Square for an evening of gratitudefocused meditation led by Kate Waitzkin and The Refuge. Free. Thanks-Giving Square, 1627 Pacific Ave, Dallas. Bit.ly/2GYgXrJ. Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve: Here be Dragons – 7pm. Brent Franklin had spent many hours studying Odonates, and has identified a couple of uncommon species at SWNP. He’ll share his insights and slides with us. Arlington Police Dept West Service Center, 2060 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington. SWNP.org.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
MONDAY, MARCH 25
Coppell Cultural Committee – 7pm. T his committee consists of city staff and community members interested in ways to promote cultural inclusivity and diverse programming for all members of the Coppell community. Cozby Library and Community Commons, 177 N Heartz Rd, Coppell. Coppelltx.gov.
EarthxFilm presents: UNFRACTURED – 7-9pm. A hopeful documentary about introspective biologist and mother Sandra Steingraber as she throws herself into an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable. Free. Cinepolis Luxury Theater Victory Park, 2365 Victory Park Ln, Dallas. EarthxFilm.org.
Moon Party – 8-10pm. Come and get a close up view of our moon and learn about the lunar cycles. Free with park admission. Park the Amphitheater, then walk to the Overflow Parking Lot at Dinosaur Valley State Park. TPWD.Texas.gov.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 21 Nature Adventurers: Adventures with Honeybees – 10-11:30am. Children ages 2 years 6 months to 5 years old with a parent/caregiver will participate in a hands-on lesson, classroom activities, story and song time, and go on a guided nature walk. $15 adult/ child pair. River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington. RiverLegacy.org. Unity Through Music – 7-8:30pm. Music unites strangers, making them friends. Join us as we present a unique and diverse musical offering. Free. The Marq, 285 Shady Oaks Dr, Southlake. TXCMP.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22 Spring Music Series – 7-9pm. Savor a night of music in Old Town under the stars. Bring your blanket or chairs and enjoy local food trucks. Complimentary popcorn will be available courtesy of Coppell Parks and Recreation. The Square at Old Town Coppell, 768 W Main St, Coppell. Coppelltx.gov.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23 Grow North Texas: Organics 101 – 9-11am. Come learn everything you could want to know about getting started with organics in your lawn and garden. $10. Owenwood Farm and Neighbor Space, 1451 John W, Dallas. GrowNorthTexas.org. Keep Denton Beautiful: The Great American Cleanup – 9-11am. Currently in its 31st year, GAC mobilizes more than 2,000 Denton citizens each year to improve the beauty and environmental health of the Denton community. Register online at KDB.org. Windsong Bliss Fest 5K – 9:45am. Bliss Fest kicks off with a 5k. Attendees run on the trails at Windsong Ranch that will take them around the lake with green, picturesque views. $15-$35. Windsong Ranch, 1001 Windsong Pkwy S, Prosper. GetRacing.org/ Windsong-Bliss-Fest-5k.html Green Living and Design Expo – 11am-5pm. This event offers a platform to integrate green design, construction, energy, water and building options for homes and gardens. Attend the event for understanding sustainable ways of living. Free. Addison Conference and Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Rd, Addison. GreenLivingandDesignExpo.com.
Quick Cardio with Bri – 1-1:30pm. Tackle those post lunch slumps with a soft work out that won’t cause a sweat but will get your heart rate up for a steady 30 minutes. $15. GoodWork, 1808 S Good Latimer Expy, Dallas. Bit.ly/2SUEfpK.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28 Sound and Nidra Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm. The session will begin with a guided meditation while bathed in gong vibrations. We will also explore the
savethedate THURSDAY MARCH 28 10am – 1pm North Texas Regional Center of Expertise Kick-off The North Texas region has received certification from the United Nations University to join its global network of groups working to o provide structure for addressing the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, while allowing each regional group to tailor its approach to the Sustainable Development Goals within their own region. All interested are welcome. Presented by: University of Texas at Arlington Location: University of Texas at Arlington, E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St., the Carlisle Suite, Arlington. For more information and to RSVP contact Meghna Tare, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FRIDAY, MARCH 29 Tents and Tales Campout – Mar 29-30. 4pm-8am. The night will include dinner, s’mores, animal explorations, night hike, movie and sleeping bag story time. Pack your tents and sleeping bags to enjoy the wilderness in the heart of the city. $10 per person, pre-registration is required. 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington. NaturallyFun.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30 5K, Cowtown Cleanup and Earth Party – 7:45am3pm. The Earth Party festival features live music including The BlueBonnets, speakers including the Mayor and City Councilmembers, Jack FM radio, food trucks, children’s activities and around 45-plus vendors. Free. Panther Island Pavilion, Ft Worth. YMCA Color Run – 10am. Bring the whole family and walk, run, jog or dance through 2.5 miles of beautiful Woodway Park. We will throw in the color and the fun for this untimed run. $30. Estates Dr, Woodway Park, Waco. YMCAofCentralTexas.org.
Festival of Joy – 12-8pm. Kalachandjis and the Crow Museum of Asian Art present the 2nd annual Festival of Joy with a parade, music, dance, free food and a splash of spiritual culture. Free. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas. FOJDallas.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 31 Rooftop Yoga and Brunch – 10am-12pm. Tickets include the class led by Karla Gallegos, brunch and mimosas. Bring yoga mat, water, and ID. $30. HG Sply Co, 2008 Greenville Ave, Dallas. Bit. ly/2Xbnfdn.
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daily 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. FWMuseum.org. The Omni Imax: Ft Worth — Showtimes and features online. $8/adults, $7/children 2-12 & seniors. Ft Worth Museum of Science & History, Omni Theater, 1600 Gendy St, Ft Worth. 817-255-9300. FWMuseum.org. 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, 810 We Arapaho Rd, Ste 98, Richardson. 972-432-7871. DallasMeditationCenter.com. Anvil Pub Happy Hour — 4-8pm, Mon-Fri. $1 off selevt drinks and discounted appretizers. Vegan and vegetarian options available. Thurs Happy Hour all night. 2638 Elm St., Dallas. AnvilPubDeepEllum.com.
sunday Carrollton Runners Club Mile + 5K — 7:30am. A low-key 5K and 1 mile race every last Sunday of the month at 7:30am inside McInnish Park in Carrollton. 2335 Sandy Lake Rd, Carrollton. CarrolltonRunners.com. White Rock Lake Group Walk — 8-10am. Walk the shores of White Rock Lake with the Dallas Trekkers Walking Club. The group will walk between three to six miles together, alternating between the east and north trails. $3. City Hospital at White Rock Lake, 9440 Poppy Dr, Dallas. DallasTrekkers.org. Gentle Waves — 9:15-10:15am. Gentle Waves is a healing meditative practice that moves very slow and intentional. $21. Gaia Flow Yoga, 3000 Blackburn St, Ste 140B, Dallas. GaiaFlowYoga.com. Sunday Service/Meditation and Purification — 9-11:30am. Participate in meditation, chanting and readings from the Bible and Bhagavad Gita. 9-9:45am, Meditation and Purification; 10-11:30am, Service. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-2489126. AnandaDallas.org. Vegan Sunday Brunch at Spiral Diner — 9am3pm. Vegan diner and bakery since 2002. Sunday brunch features vegan pancakes, tofu scramble, breakfast quesadillas and organic mimosas. 1314 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth & 1101 N. Beckley, Dallas. SpiralDiner.com. 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. CosmicCafeDallas.com. 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. Dallas Organic Garden Club — 2:30-4:30pm. 4th Sun each month. North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas. GDOGC.org. Chakra Sound Meditation — 5-6:30pm. Includes chakra sounds and breathing techniques. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157. CosmicCafeDallas.com. 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 Center.com.
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@ DallasCityHall.com. Spanish Made Simple — 11:15am. Free. Friends Place Adult Day Services, 1960 Nantucket, Richardson. 972-437-2940. FriendsPlaceAds.com. 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. 469-573-8821. Shakti-YogaCenter.com. Ayurveda Classes — 7-8pm. Learn the ancient Vedic healthcare science. Donation. Kalachandji’s Restaurant, 5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas. Bostmas@gmail.com. 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. UnityDallas.org. Hatha Yoga — 7-8pm. A gentle Hatha yoga geared for all ages and levels with a special focus on breathing, meditation and a specific intention each sequence. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Dr, Dallas. 214-521-6157. CosmicCafeDallas.com.
tuesday 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 month of continuing classes. $10-$15/class. Packages available. Central Congregational Church, 5600 Royal Ln, Dallas. 214-762-1661. Dallas.TX@ Taoist.org. Taoist.org.
Wives-Only Alzheimer’s Support Group — 2-3:30pm. 1st & 2rd 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. FriendsPlaceAds.com. Texas Tuesdays — 5-8pm. We love local. Join for Texas Tuesdays at the bar. Every Tuesday we’ll feature $1 off local brews by the glass. Las Colinas Whole Foods, 6741 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving. WholeFoodsMarket.com/Stores/LasColinas. 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. KarenRomestan@DallasUnity.org. DallasUnity.org. 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, 810 West Arapaho Road, Suite 98, Richardson. 972-432-7871. DallasMeditationCenter.com. 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. AnandaDallas@aol.com. AnandaDallas.org.
wednesday Storytime Serendipity — 3:30-4pm. Toddlers will experience tales that awake and excite. Dallas Public Library, Bookmarks Branch, 8687 N Ctrl Expy, Dallas. 214-671-1381. NorthPark@DallasLibrary.org. 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. FriendsPlaceAds.com. Dallas Green Drinks — 6pm. 2nd Wed. Meet for happy hour with other eco-conscious people. No cover, buy own drinks. Location TBD. DallasGreendrinks@yahoo.com. Greendrinks.org/TX/Dallas. The Darshan Room — 6:30-8:30pm. Kirtan music, meditation, philosophy, vegetarian feast, spiritual discourse. Donation. The Darshan Room, 5430 Gurley Ave, Dallas. 214-810-1371. NCD@Krishna. com. TheDarshanRoom.com. Hot Yoga 201 — 7-8pm. Open to all levels. This flowing style class links the fundamental asanas (poses) of yoga linking body, mind and breath with music. Yoga4Love Studio Cabin, Ovilla. Yoga4Love.com. Metaphysics and Meditation — 7-8:30pm. Manifestation and Mysticism– two sides of the spiritual coin. Let us practice together, while diving more deeply into universal principles and spiritual living. Open to all. Free. A Center for Spiritual Living, 4801 Spring Valley Rd, Suite 115, Dallas. 972-866-9988. Info@CSLDallas.org.
Calming Moon Vinyasa — 7:15-8:30pm. A composition of basic postures that can be adapted for people with mobility problems. $10. Shakti Yoga Center, 604 Main St, Garland. 469-223-6673. Shakti-YogaCenter.com..
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 month of continuing classes. $140/ adults, $110/seniors or students for 4 months. Central Congregational Church, 5600 Royal Ln, Dallas. 214-762-1661. Dallas.TX@Taoist.org. Taoist.org.
Second Thursdays with a Twist — 5-9pm. Second Thursdays with a Twist takes an unexpected look at the Museum’s collection with a pop culture twist. Awaken the force within you by joining us for a night of rebellion, power struggles and Jedi training. $5, free for members. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas. DMA.org.
ders of nature. Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 1700 University Dr, Fort Worth. Brit.org/GROW.
Dallas Vegan Drinks — 6:30pm. Meets the second Thursday of the month at various veg-friendly locations for fellowship. Facebook.com/DallasVeganDrinks.
Yoga — 10-11am. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. $10. River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington. RiverLegacy.org.
friday Food Truck Fridays – 6-9pm. Spend a relaxing Friday evening at Prairie Vista Park and indulge in appetizing food truck dishes. Free. Prairie Vista Park, 9269-9359 N Riverside Dr, Fort Worth. AllianceTownCenter.com/Parks-and-Trails.
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. NasherSculptureCenter.org.
Yoga at the West — 10-11am. The church’s Sports & Rec Ministry in collaboration with Yoga N Da Hood offer yoga every Saturday. Friendship-West Baptist Church, Rm D201, 2020 W Wheatland Rd, Dallas. FriendshipWest.org/.
Baby Basics Storytime — 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@DallasLibrary.org. Pizza Pie Thursdays — All day. It’s Pizza Pie Thursday! Enjoy fresh made-to-order pizzas for only $12.99 with up to three toppings. Las Colinas Whole Foods, 6741 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving. WholeFoodsMarket.com/Stores/LasColinas. 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. FriendsPlaceAds.com.
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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. Info@KlydeWarrenPark.org. Yoga Lunch Bunch — 10:30am-12pm. This is a spiritual mat based class suitable for all levels. Come and join us while increasing in consciousness, vitality and spirituality. $10 donation. Unity Fort Worth, 5051 Trail Lake Dr, Sanctuary Building, Fort Worth. KathrynMarieKrieger.com. Pop-Up Art Spot — 1-4pm. Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot in the Contemporary Galleries on Level 1 for sensory activities related to touch and scent, all inspired by nearby works of art. Free for all ages. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas. DMA.org. Save Lucas Recycling: Styrofoam – 1-3pm. Clean Styrofoam collection food containers (clamshells, cups, meat trays, egg containers) and packing material (no packing peanuts) the first Saturday of each month at the Lucas Starbucks. 2680 Lucas Rd, Allen. Facebook.com/ events/191950358084405/?active_tab=about.
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calendar of events Live Green in Plano Compost Fair – 10am12pm. Rotate through 6 learning stations as you find out what to put in, what to leave out, and how to mix, moisten and manage your way to successful soil enrichment. Free; registration required. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. Register: 972-769-4130 or LiveGreenInPlano.obsres.com. LLEA Nature Walk – 10am-12pm. Animal tracks, deer trails, trees with personality, singing birds; we never know what we’ll find on our monthly nature walk. $5/vehicle; cash or check only. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. 972-219-3550. llela.org. Grow Flavorful & Organic Herbs – 10:1511am. We unveil the secrets of growing basil, mint, rosemary, and other herbs in Texas, as well as how to care for these plants. Free. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. 817-222-1122. Calloways.com. Horsemanship Day Camp – 11am-3:30pm. Ages 7 & up. Adults welcome. Get a general overview of the responsibilities of having a pet of this size, and get a chance to do some basic riding. Camp Tonkawa, 1036 CR 203, Collinsville. 940-440-8382. CampTonkawa.org. Bird.Box – 1-3pm. Hands-on nest box workshop, where you learn a bit about this Texas beauty and build a nest box that you can take home and use to attract a pair to your yard. Ages 10 & up. $15/person; registration required. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. 972-219-3550. llela.org.
MONDAY, MARCH 4 Pots in Small Spots: Container Gardening – 6-7pm. With Daniel Cunningham. Container gardening is a great way to grow your horticulture skills. Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. Register: 972-769-4130 or LiveGreenInPlano.obsres.com.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5 How to Pack a Backpack Workshop – 7-9pm. Join an REI expert to learn the best way to pack your gear and adjust your pack. $20/member, $40/nonmember. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972-985-2241 or rei.com/stores/95.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 Weeds and Watering – 6:30-8pm. Learn everything you need to know about dealing with weeds and watering from horticulturist Daniel Cunningham. Fire Station #7, 861 S Independence Pkwy, McKinney. More info: McKinneyTexas.org/green.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7 Beginner’s Camping Workshop – 7-9pm. Practice setting up tents, get help selecting the best sleeping bag for you, and get practical experience to help you camp for the first time. $15/member, $35/nonmember. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972-985-2241 or rei.com/stores/95.
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FRIDAY, MARCH 8 Bird Walk – 8-11am. Bring binoculars and field guides if have them, and learn what to watch for in habits, characteristics and calls from Gailon and Rodney, both with Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society. Can expect about 30+ species. All ages welcome. Connemara Meadow Preserve, 300 Tatum Rd, Allen. 469-200-4085. ConnemaraConservancy.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9 LLEA Bird Walk – 7:30-10am. Birders of all skill levels are welcome to join an expert birder as we explore prime birding locations along LLELA’s nature trails. Ages 10 & up. $5/vehicle; cash or check only. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. 972-219-3550. llela.org. Shorebirds – 10-11:30am. Dr. Wayne Meyer will talk about what makes a bird a shorebird and what makes a refuge a good place for them. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. 903-786-2826. FriendsOfHagerman.com. Use Succulents & Cacti: Indoors & Out – 10:1511am. Learn how to grow these delightful plants to ensure they last. Free. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. 817-222-1122. Calloways.com. Guided Kayak Tour – 1-3pm. Drift under willows, float past reeds and cattails, and see what wildlife we encounter on either McWhorter Creek or the Beaver Pond at LLELA. Ages 7 & up. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. 972-219-3550. Registration required by Mar 8, 11am: llela.org or llela.org. Owl Prowl Night Hike – 6-8pm. Bring your family to see a live owl presentation and then stay for a guided night hike on our sanctuary trails. Pre-registration required. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. HeardMuseum.org.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 Stained Glass Pot Stickers – 1-5pm. Let’s get creative with a little bit of recycled glass to make a one of a kind sculpture for your garden. No experience necessary. All materials included. Heard Natural
International & Adventure Travel Basics – 6:3.08pm. Join our International and Adventure Travel experts to learn about planning, preparation, and execution of an international adventure trip. Free. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972-9852241 or rei.com/stores/95.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 Refresh Your Run – 6:30-8pm. Class will help you get in the groove and provide training and technique insights to get you back in shape and/or prepare for your upcoming 5-10K or more. Free. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972-985-2241 or rei. com/stores/95.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15 Zip Line Day – 1-4pm. Guests climb a 23-ft tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 4,87-ft Zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Preregistration required. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. HeardMuseum.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16 Collin County Master Gardener Garden Show – Mar 16 & 17. 9am-5pm, Sat; 11am-5pm, Sun. Educational and hands-on presentations. Over 70 local vendors. Speakers and entertainment. Tours of Earth-Kind Research and Demonstration Gardens. All proceeds benefit Hugs Greenhouse. Kids’ activities. Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 County Rd 166 McKinney. More info: ccmgatx.org. A Home for the Bluebirds – 10-11:30am. Learn about our resident bluebirds and the boxes that we provide for their homes along with making bluebird crafts and participating in fun games and activities. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. 903-786-2826. FriendsOfHagerman.com. Plant Edibles That Thrive In Small Spaces – 10:15-11am. Learn the secrets to growing edibles in small spaces, while creating dynamic plant combinations that are as pretty as any flowerbed. Free. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. 817-222-1122. Calloways.com. Saturday at the Cabin – 12-3pm. Step back in time when you visit the historic Minor-Porter Log House. Visitors of all ages are welcome to tour the log home, smoke house and dugout. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. 972-219-3550. llela.org.
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Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. HeardMuseum.org.
LLEA Night Hike – 7-9pm. Follow our trail guides on a moonlit stroll down the nature trails. Ages 5 yrs & up. $10/person. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required by Mar 15, 11am: 972-219-3550 or llela.org.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Shade Gardening – 9-11am. Learn how to plan and plant an attractive oasis of foliage and texture to delight the eye, even under the arching canopy of mature trees. Weather permitting, take a stroll through the demonstration garden. Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. Register: 972-769-4130 or LiveGreenInPlano.obsres.com.
Landscape Design – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn basic design principles, plant placement, and all about the newest hardscape trends so you can “do it yourself” and save big. Learn tips on how to use the online ULandscapeIT tool. McKinney Community Center, 2001 S Central Expy, McKinney. More info: McKinneyTexas.org/green.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21 Bike Chains and Derailleurs Workshop – 7-9pm. Join REI’s expert bike techs in this hands-on workshop on how to care for and maintain your bike’s derailleurs and chain. $40/member, $60/nonmember. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972-985-2241 or rei.com/stores/95.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23 Primitive LLELA – Mar 23-24. Spend a night out at LLELA with our guidance and our gear. We’ll teach you the basics from setting up your tent to preparing dinner over an open flame. $25/person, ages 5 & up. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required: 972219-3550 or llela.org. Fix-a-Leak Week Workshop – 10am-12pm. Learn how to identify leaky fixtures, and explore DIY tips and tricks. On-site plumbing experts and volunteers will walk you through minor repairs and preventative maintenance for toilets, faucets, shower heads and more. Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. Register: 972-769-4130 or LiveGreenInPlano.obsres.com. Use Edibles as Ornamentals – 10:15-11am. Large, small, or in containers, you can create a garden that focuses on both plants and food. Learn the basics of how to transform your garden into a food landscape.
Free. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. 817-2221122. Calloways.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24 Camp Tonkawa Open House – 1036 CR 203, Collinsville. 940-440-8382. CampTonkawa.org.
TUESDAY, MARCH 26 Flat Tire Repair Workshop – 7-9pm. From start to finish, you will work through everything you need to know to change a tire. $25/member, $45/nonmember. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972-985-2241 or rei.com/stores/95.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 Hiking Basics – 6:30-8pm. Learn about the basics of hiking: trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions, along with local resources and places to go. Free. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972-985-2241 or rei.com/stores/95.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
Guided Trail – 10-11am. Experience the ecology, geology, flora and fauna of the Heard Sanctuary. Led by our trained guides, your group will spend 45-60 mins hiking our unique landscape. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. HeardMuseum.org. Pick Perfect Plants with Yearly Color – 10:1511am. Our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals will guide you through planning, garden prep, and care. Learn how to transform your garden into a landscape with continual blooms. Free. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. 817-222-1122. Calloways.com.
planahead MONDAY, APRIL 1 Rain Barrels 101 – 6:30-7:30pm. An introduction to rainwater harvesting. Learn how to install, use and maintain your rain barrel(s). Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. Register: 972-769-4130 or LiveGreenInPlano.obsres.com.
Zip Line Day – 9am-12pm. Guests climb a 23-ft tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 4,87-ft Zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Pre-registration required. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. HeardMuseum.org.
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Volunteer Trail Guide Training – 9am-3pm. For volunteers who are planning to lead hikes and educational programs at LLELA. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required, Lisa Cole: 469-635-5481 or LCole@CityOfLewisville.com.
Grow Shade Loving Plants – 10:15-11am. Learn which plants will grow best in your shaded areas and how to properly care for them for a season of beautiful blooms. Free. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. 817-222-1122. Calloways.com.
Lightweight Backpacking Workshop – 7-9pm. Let REI help to lighten your load for your next adventure. $20/member, $40/nonmember. REI Plano, 2424 Preston Rd. Register: 972-985-2241 or rei.com/stores/95.
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daily Feathered Friends: 13 Texas Endangered and Threatened Birds – 9am-5pm, Tues-Sat; 1-5pm, Sun. As Represented by 13 Award-Winning Local Artists. Take part in an artistic bird watch within the museum and learn about what action is being taken to save our avian neighbors. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. HeardMuseum.org. Grapevine Farmers’ Market – 9am-6pm, Sun; 8am8pm, Mon-Sat. Eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products. 520 S Main St, Ste 203, Grapevine. 817-527-7446. FarmersMarketOfGrapevine.com. Live Green in Plano Volunteer Program – Volunteers 13 and up need. Complete a short application and attend an orientation prior to getting started. Activities include monthly garden workdays; community creek and litter cleanups; special event support and assistance; community outreach options; administration; and more. For orientation dates & registration: LiveGreenInPlano.com. Meditation for Children and Parents – With Dr Alina Olteanu. Children and parents can learn how to meditate in one session. Evening and weekend classes available. Afterwards, join our community of meditators once a month, for group meditations. $150. Whole Child Pediatrics of North Texas, 3550 Parkwood Blvd, Ste B-100, Frisco. For appt: 214-736-1954. WholeChildTexas.com. MeditateWithAlina.com. Star Coyote Events – Monthly events include gong, Tibetan bowl and crystal bowl sound journeys, shamanic journey with a drum dance, kid’s energy and creativity events, and a Wed morning class series. Please see the calendar at StarCoyoteSoundTemple.com for the exact dates and times as they change each month, or call 469-344-6484.
monthly Tea, Talk and Tour at Living Ethics School & Inspired Learning Academy – Families of current and prospective students K-12 can learn more about the philosophy, curriculum and relationships, tour the facility and grounds and connect with other likeminded parents and families. 340 Country Club Rd, Fairview. For more info: 214-544-8338 or CenterForLivingEthics.org & InspiredLearningAcademy.org.
sunday Sunday Celebration Service Agape Center For Spiritual Living – 10am, meditation; 10:30am,
service. Noah’s Event Venue, 5280 Town Square Dr, Plano. Rev Lee Wolak: 972-468-1331. AgapeSpiritualCenter.com. Sunday Worship: Unity Spiritual Center of Denton Service – 10am, coffee; 11am, service. Unity takes spiritual principles and makes them practical in your life. 6071 New Hope Rd, Krugerville. 214453-0218. UnityOfNewHope.org. Horizon UU Worship Service – 10:30am-12pm. Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, 1641 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton. 972-492-4940. Horizonuu.org.
monday Dairy Farm Tours – Mon-Sat, by appt only. Experience life on a dairy farm with an educational tour including how and what cows are fed, the benefits of grass-crop based feed (silage), the milking parlor, bottle feeding baby calves along with the learning the benefits of drinking raw milk vs pasteurized milk. Everyone gets samples of milk. $7/person age 2 & up. Circle N Dairy, 2074 County Road 446, Gainesville. 940-372-0343. CircleNDairy.com. Free Holy Yoga: All Levels – 9:30-10:30am. Gentle Hatha/Bhakti yoga. Holy Yoga offers encouraging Bible passages during meditation and prayer in lieu of ohm-ing. Non-denominational. All welcome. First United Methodist Church of Richardson, Fitness Studio in Bartula Family Center, 503 North Central Expressway, Richardson. Jenny Bradford 214-207-8941. Women’s Life Coaching Groups – 12-1:30pm. & 7-8:30pm. If you’re looking for clarity, peace, support and connection with like-minded women, join us for our weekly meetings led by two life coaches. $25. Inner Evolution Coaching, 1517 McDermott St, Allen. Amy Egan: 214-356-7646. Beekeeping Meeting – 6:30pm. 2nd Mon. Beginner to experienced keepers welcome, ages 8-80. Free. Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association. Collin College Conference Center (Central Park Campus), 2200 W University Dr, McKinney. 972-843-8084.
tuesday Collin County Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas Meeting – 7pm. 2nd Tues. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. More info: 972-380-4030. Buddhist Sangha – 7-9pm. The meeting of Horizon’s Buddhist covenant group. Meditation and study of the 8-Fold Path. Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, 1641 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton. 972-492-4940. Horizonuu.org.
wednesday Prenatal Class – 12-1pm. Last Wed. Designed specifically for expectant parents, this free 1-hr course with Dr. Alina Olteanu covers numerous topics on preparing for your new arrival, such as your child’s development, immunizations, breast feeding, supplements, nutrition. Whole Child Pediatrics of North Texas, 3550 Parkwood Blvd, Ste B-100, Frisco. RSVP requested: 214-736-1954. WholeChildTexas.com. Organic Society Meeting – 6:30pm, seed & info exchange; 7pm, meeting. 3rd Wed. Denton Organic Society. Denton Senior Center, 509 N Bell Ave, Denton. 940-382-8551. Agape Community Meditation & Prayer Gathering – 6:45-8:15pm. Experience group meditation and prayer. Yeager Office Suites, 2770 Main St, Ste 158, Frisco. Rev. Lee Wolak: 972-468-1331. AgapeSpiritualCenter.com.
thursday Agape Men’s Group – 6:30-8:30pm. 1st Thurs. Open to all men. You are welcome whether it’s your first time or a regular or it’s been a while. Yeager Office Suites, 2770 Main St, Ste 158, Frisco. Rev. Lee Wolak: 972-468-1331. AgapeSpiritualCenter.com.
friday Nature Story Times – 10:30-11am. Designed primarily for young children and introduces a different nature-themed book each week. Included in general admission, free/Heard Museum Members. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. HeardMuseum.org. Community Dance – 7-9:30pm. 2nd & 4th Fri. Live Music, varied styles. Fun for all ages 21 and up. $5/ person Denton Senior Center, 509 North Bell Ave, Denton. 940-349-8720.
saturday 2nd Saturday Bird Walk – 8-9am. Learn more about birding. These walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. Included in general admission; free/member. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. Trail Running – 9am. Led by Jason Tamblyn. $10/ year. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E Bob Jones Rd, Southlake. 817-491-6333. Farmersville Farmers & Fleas Market – 9am3pm. 1st Sat. Features produce, crafts, food, jewelry, antiques and more. Onion Shed, 151 S Main,
Farmersville. 972-784-6846. FarmersvilleTX.com.
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Agape Women’s Breakfast with Friends – 9:3011am. 3rd Sat. Enjoy breakfast, check-in and support one another, and meet some new friends. Cafe Express Shops at Legacy, 5800 Legacy Dr, Plano. Danielle: 214-551-4185. AgapeSpiritualCenter.com. Third Saturday Nature Talks – 9:30-11am. 3rd Sat. Free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. HeardMuseum.org.
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Blackland Prairie Raptor Center First Saturdays – 10am-2pm. Meet raptors up-close. Take guided prairie hikes. Kids activities. Bring a picnic lunch. Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, 1625 Brockdale Park Rd, Lucas. Erich Neupert: 972-442-7607. BPRaptorCenter.org.
you can jump in any time. $80. YogaJax Yoga Studio, 2001 Coit Rd, Ste 155, Plano. Preregister, Jami Jackson: 469-331-9913 or YogaJax.com. Group-Trance: 2-Hr Deep Trance Session – 6:308:30pm. 2nd & 4th Sat. Combine hypnotic storytelling and rhythm to relax the conscious mind while using array of techniques that teach your unconscious how to feel pleasure in the face of stress, because your other mind wants to learn wonderful things. Offer 1 or 2 hr sessions. $50. Dallas Meta-Morph, Frisco. Registration required, Sherrie Grana: 512589-2089 or DallasMeta-Morph.com.
Harp Music for Wellbeing – 12-1pm. 1st Sat. Come relax and listen to the harp, prescriptive music as it facilitates healing, promotes feelings of wellbeing and aids in transition. $15. Pilates and Yoga Studio, 200 S Austin Dr, Allen. Patsy M. Sadowski, MA, Certified Music Practitioner: 972-814-0778. Pilates-ForLife.com. Heard Nature Photographers – 1:30-3:30pm. 2nd Sat. Photographers of all ages and experience levels. Presentations, field trips. Membership $20/year; first two visits free. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. For more info, Tom Martin: 469-261- 3045. HeardNaturePhotographers.com Introduction to Yoga Series – 3-4:30pm. An 8-wk series of 75-90-min classes of yoga and discussion. Each week introduces an area of yoga in a way that
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