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What Inspires You?

hinking about this month’s theme, Inspired Living, I’ve been hard-pressed to say what really inspires me. While there are plenty of things I enjoy, learn from and am committed to doing, I’m not sure they quite fit my description of “inspiring”. As a person who considers herself sure-footed, authoritative and aware, this has caused me much consternation, so I’ve been doing a lot of self-examination lately, trying to determine what truly motivates and encourages me and makes me to want to jump out of bed each morning to do it. One of my first discoveries on that journey was that there isn’t just one thing or one category of things that inspires me. I don’t know if that’s normal, but it’s me. I get excited about so many things that trying to sort them out and pare them down quickly became laborious. So I’ve been forced to define “inspiration” as it relates to me and my life: it’s a person, place, thing or activity that brings consistent, lasting joy; that causes me to grow in some way; that creates more space in my life for generosity; and that helps me make a positive contribution to others and the world. Given those qualifications, here’s my list of what inspires me: • Watching the sun rise: It holds the sure promise of a new, God-given day, which at that point, is a clean slate—full of opportunity and possibilities, and mine to do with as I wish. • Morning devotional: It connects me with God, my creator. It centers me and sets the direction of my day as one of gratitude where I’ll be looking for ways to serve others and resting in the security of knowing that God’s got my back. • Creating something new or different: This is my jam. I get so excited to birth something new that will help change the world or my community or my sphere of influence for the good. Moreover, I’ve learned not to be territorial about my ideas; rather, their value is in getting them out there. • Looking better. OK, I know this sounds vain, but when I look better, I feel better, and I’m better to myself and everything and everybody around me. I perform better, I’m more energetic, and everything is brighter, more hopeful... better. • Interacting with someone who has a servant’s heart and/or is uncommonly kind, caring and generous. I think this inspires me because this is who and what I long to be. It encourages me and gives me a role model. • Solving a hard or big problem. This always reaffirms my belief in the presence of God and His faithfulness in directing my steps and guiding my path. It reminds me that as long as I’m alive, I can always do something about my problems. Figuring out what inspires me has been so valuable and enlightening that I can’t believe I didn’t do it earlier. Now that I’ve identified these things, I can lean into them, bringing more joy and inspiration into my life. In this month’s issue, we offer cutting-edge information and inspiration on aging well. In “Growing Younger,” Marlaina Donato points out, “No matter which path you follow to aging vibrantly, the most inspiring takeaway is that lifestyle, not genes, determines destiny.” Her message truly encourages me because it puts me in the driver’s seat as I determine my lifestyle. I can decide how I age and how I navigate life. In the words of my favorite high school poem, “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” And that’s where it all starts, for the soul is the place from which all behavior emanates. So with the help of my soulmate—my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ—I am going to lean into developing and engaging in better, more inspiring lifestyle behaviors, those that will allow me to live a healthier, longer and more joyful life. Another bit of inspiration: We are proud to bring you more information on holistic, integrative and functional medicine which you’ve expressed a hunger for. In this issue, we do a deep dive on some popular wellness therapies and protocols—functional testing, ozone therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. These are natural, alternative, integrative and complementary therapies designed to help and heal using the elements God gave us to survive and thrive. As always, this issue is chock-full of information to help you on your journey to living a healthier life on a healthy planet. Blessings until next month,


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Wise Traditions Conference in Knoxville



FW Discovery Trail is the new name for a regional trail connecting the cities of Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Grand Prairie and Irving, as chosen by the public and coordinated by the North Central Texas Council of Governments. DFW Trinity Tail was the second choice. When complete, the DFW Discovery Trail will run more than 66 miles. Ten years in the making, more than 50 miles of the trail are now complete and open. A ribbon-cutting is targeted for early 2024. Survey participants shared local destinations along the trail that they felt were important to showcase, as well signage indicating places where residents access the trail and how they can use it.

he 22nd annual Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions conference will be held from October 21 through 23 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Attendees will learn how to stay healthy in a toxic world, get clarity on truly nourishing foods, explore solutions to health concerns, be inspired by ancestral dietary wisdom and enjoy delicious, traditionally prepared meals as part of a vibrant, growing community. Speakers include Andrew Kaufman, M. D. on natural healing as the new medical paradigm; Tommy John III on human movement: Kelly Brogan, M.D., on the mental health framework of illness; Sally Fallon Morrell, founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation, on how food nourishes what ails us; and many more, including a farm visit. Program sessions include deep dives into how and why the right foods can heal and maintain, such as health Dynamics of Breathing, Toxic Nutrients, Detoxification, Nourishing and Traditional Diets and What Does Make You Sick. The Weston A Price foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism.

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Run for the Children


he Tour des Fleurs (TDF), hosted by the Dallas Arboretum, starts and finishes on the Lakeside Trail of White Rock Lake from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., September 17. Half- and quarter-marathon participants run along the shores of White Rock Lake, as well as in and among the historic Dallas neighborhoods surrounding the lake. A post-race party is held on the Arboretum’s Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn with live music and full Arboretum access for participants and their families. The Schedule: 10 a.m., September 14-packet pickup opens; 6 p.m., September 16-packet pickup closes; 7 a.m., September 17-half marathon; 7:40 a.m., September 17-quarter marathon; 10 p.m., September 30-virtual event closes. TDF offers age group awards for the top three males and females in these categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+. The overall top three males and females and top three male and female masters for each event receive a special prize. The Dallas Arboretum Community Program helps local children and families in need. Runners and walkers are invited to come together in an effort to raise much-needed funds to support North Texas children with unique educational opportunities at the Dallas Arboretum. The Dallas Arboretum opens its 66-acre “classroom” and takes its science programming to more than 100,000 students a year, 65 percent of which are poverty-level children. By connecting and engaging students directly with nature, in nature, they increase their knowledge and interest in science and are better equipped for grade-level science expectations and state science testing in the fifth grade. Donations help give children access to vital experiences, expert teaching, understanding and achievement. Location: 8525 Garland Rd., East Dallas. For more information and registration, visit


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Dallas College Sustainability Summit


he Dallas College 12th annual Sustainability Summit, with a theme of Be the Change You Wish to See in the World, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 4, on the Brookhaven Campus. Speakers include Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, an American environmental activist, hip hop artist and former youth director of Earth Guardians, and Seth Godin, editor of The Carbon Almanac, the sponsor of the event. By focusing on everything from effective marketing and leadership to the spread of ideas and changing everything, Godin has been able to motivate and inspire people around the world. He is the author of 20 bestselling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn), This is Marketing and The Practice. The first 500 in-person attendees will receive two free copies of The Carbon Almanac: It’s Not Too Late (one from Dallas College to keep and one from The Carbon Almanac to give away). Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of sustainability and with tangible tools and actions that can create purposeful change. The messages heard and lessons given will leave guests inspired and encouraged. Along with keynote messages, interactive breakout sessions will offer guidance to those wanting to introduce sustainability in all areas of their lives. Breakout sessions will be repeated three times during the day. In the Environment: Whether just beginning or already an established gardener, this is an opportunity to learn from local agriculture experts. Xiuhtezcati Martinez On Our Travels: The way we travel has a significant impact on our personal carbon footprint. Any form of transportation that uses fossil fuels contributes to climate change, and although it is impossible to eliminate traditional forms of travel, we can reduce our impact substantially by educating ourselves on sustainable alternative ways to move. A panel of travel experts will share what their organizations are doing to be more sustainable and give their recommendations on how to be an environmentally conscious traveler. In the Home: Participants will learn how making changes in the home can contribute positively to the environment, ask questions to green building experts and take away tangible methods that will make a home or new building construction energy conscious. With Our Wallets: Sustainable purchasing is about making sure the products and services we buy achieve value for money with the lowest environmental impact and most positive social results. In this session, learn how to use purchasing power for good. At Work: Hear from North Texas changemakers and Dallas College on how to initiate sustainable programs and practices in an organization. In the Community: The majority of environmental changemakers agree that the most accessible way to make a positive impact on the environment is to vote for policymakers that care about the environment. We all have the power to make an impact in the community by voting and being active, engaged citizens getting involved in the local community and democracy at all levels. Admission is free. Location: 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch. For more information and to register, visit The event also will be livestreamed.

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A Life-Changing Expo in Plano


he Changing Life & Destiny Expo, held October 18 in Plano, offers the opportunity to experience the technologies, meet the experts and learn how to improve health. Of the many products, services and technologies available today that have been developed to help improve our health holistically and/ or prevent disease, most have neither been available to the general public or are not presented with a hands-on approach, including expert consultation, demonstration and professional follow-up. This is necessary for success and to have the knowledge for healthy lifestyle changes. Participants will hear from master experts how to improve health, prevent disease and address illnesses naturally using the latest technology and science typically not accessible via traditional medicine; experience technologies in the health and wellness space such as red light therapy, natural pain relief, lymphatic drainage, heavy metal detox and others; and meet health and wellness professionals in the community that can guide them on a journey to wellness by making healthy choices that will prevent disease using a non-pharmaceutical and non-toxic lifestyle.

They will explore how to use science and technology to make the body function better and more efficiently by increasing energy and reducing signs of aging, as well as access the latest mind hacks to create a better brain and a better life. With this technology, they can experience overnight changes to improve sleep, focus and anxiety. It has been well-demonstrated and documented that wellness is a journey that never stops, and a solid path on that journey includes a team of practitioners and experts that offer guidance and suggestions along the way. It’s also understood that loving ourselves is a mindset we need to live a life that promotes health and wellness. No two people are alike, and at this event attendees can browse through the options and choose which they would like to pursue. Everyone has a choice of health journey. We can choose to live a life that welcomes disease or we can change our mindset and improve our lifestyle choices to rise up and love our health as a priority for ourselves and our families. Location: Plano Events Center, 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. For tickets and more information, visit

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Back to School with the Planet in Mind

Buy Eco-Friendly School Supplies Opt for durable items that are made with recycled or sustainable materials and use minimal packaging. Avoid items made of plastic. Buy used textbooks whenever possible.

Walk or Bike to School If the family lives reasonably close to school, encourage kids to walk or bike. For young children that require supervision, enlist one or more adults to lead a convoy of walking or biking kids. School buses and carpooling are the next best eco-friendly choices. When transporting kids by car, make sure to turn the engine off while waiting in the pick-up or drop-off line. Engine idling is a significant air polluter.

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This school season, families have an opportunity to make Earth-friendly decisions as they prepare their children for a successful educational experience. These tips balance sustainability against kids’ desires for the coolest, newest gadgets and garments.

elbow grease and TLC can refurbish old lunchboxes and backpacks—also affording an opportunity to teach kids how to repair and extend the life of items.

Buy Secondhand Clothes

Before going to the store to buy new school supplies, search the house for items that can be reused or repurposed, such as half-spent notebooks or last year’s pens and pencils. A little

Kids that have outgrown last year’s threads and are clamoring for a whole new wardrobe can be cheerfully introduced to the burgeoning used clothing market, which is both eco-responsible and budget-friendly. Resist the temptation to purchase cheap “fast fashion” that too quickly


Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

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Avoid anything plastic, including single-use water bottles and Ziploc bags. Reusable, stainless steel, food and drink containers, as well as lightweight, reusable bamboo utensils, are ideal. Homemade, whole and bulk foods are healthier and much more Earth-friendly compared to prepackaged snacks that are usually wrapped in plastic and jam-packed with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.

Model Environmental Stewardship Show kids that the family embraces an eco-friendly lifestyle. Kids will watch and learn as their parents regularly bring reusable shopping bags to the store, frequent local small businesses, participate in community cleanup efforts and continually search for innovative ways to safeguard the planet.

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Resetting Our Metabolism


t a time of the year when we are ready to reset our routines after all the summer schedules and travels, we may want to increase our metabolic rate to work with the body, too. Many people that have chosen the Metabolic Reset program may have used the traditional approach of eating less and exercising more with different variations or trying other diets. That is actually the worst thing to do when trying to release weight. When the body is stressed, stress hormones increase and signal the body to hold on to fat for survival. Hence, most traditional programs fail. When done right, the Metabolic Reset program can send a signal of safety that allows the body to release excess fat and overcome extra pounds, aches and pains, inflammation, high blood pressure, chronic diseases and much more. If fighting a chronic disease like pre-diabetes, diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, fatty liver, autoimmunity and/or are tired, frustrated and overwhelmed with all the information that is not helping, Metabolic Reset might be a transformative program to look into. Some people have seen dramatic weight loss anywhere between 10 and 30 pounds within six weeks. Niti Shah, owner of Back to Basics Functional Nutrition by Niti, has designed this innovative program in a group setting. For more information, call 972-514-7956 or visit

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Sales of fermented dairy products like yogurt and kefir have been steadily rising in the U.S., and a new study from Australia’s Deakin University might accelerate that trend. Researchers examined 24 years of nutritional and health data from 2,603 Finnish men between 42 and 60 years old. They found that men that ranked in the top third of consumption of non-fermented dairy products such as milk and cream had double the risk of depression, while those in the top third of consumption of fermented dairy products like kefir, yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream and buttermilk enjoyed a 45 percent reduced risk of depression.

Vitamin E Enhances Cancer Immunotherapy

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In a study published in Cancer Discovery, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported that vitamin E can enhance immunotherapy responses in cancer patients by stimulating the activity of dendritic cells in tumors. Combing the records of patients with melanoma, breast, colon and kidney cancers that were being treated with immunotherapy, they found that taking vitamin E improved survival times and boosted treatment responses. In laboratory work, the researchers demonstrated that vitamin E directly binds and blocks the activity of the SHP1 checkpoint protein in dendritic cells, which primes T cells for an anti-tumor immune response. “This study broadens our understanding of factors that can influence responses to immunotherapies,” says author Dihua Yu, M.D., Ph.D. Unlike chemotherapy, which acts directly on cancerous tumors, immunotherapy treats patients by revitalizing their immune system and “teaching” it how to identify and destroy cancer cells. 16

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An enlarged prostate, known as benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), afflicts half of men by age 60 and 90 percent of men by age 85. Although it isn’t cancerous, treatment can involve medications and surgery. European doctors often prescribe the herb nettle root, and Iranian researchers tested its effectiveness in a study that divided 80 BPH patients into two groups. One was given 300 milligrams of nettle root extract twice a day for eight weeks; the other group received a placebo. The researchers found the nettle root significantly improved urinary frequency, urinary urgency and night urination compared with the placebo group. It was not effective in modifying prostate volume, the feeling of incomplete emptying, intermittency, urine stream and straining. svehlik/

Fermented Dairy Helps Sidestep Depression

Nettle Root Improves Prostate Symptoms

Revised Supplement Formula Slows Macular Degeneration Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in older Americans, became less of a threat in 1996 when the national Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) verified that certain nutrients—beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, copper and zinc—slowed its progression. But after other studies showed a link between beta-carotene and lung cancer, it was removed from the formula. Two carotenoids found in the retina—lutein and zeaxanthin—were added, and the formula was rebranded as AREDS2. In a new, 10year, follow-up study by the National Eye Institute (NEI), AREDS2 was found to reduce late AMD symptoms an additional 20 percent compared to the original formula. “This 10-year data confirms that not only is the new formula safer, it’s actually better at slowing AMD progression,” says Emily Chew, M.D., lead author of the study and director of the NEI Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Application. Camille Richert/

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Childhood Adventures and Team Sports Boost Well-Being

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The pandemic has challenged both children’s learning environments and their emotional well-being, but new research shows that playing adventurously outdoors and participating in team sports can help lower their mental health risks. Researchers from the UK University of Exeter surveyed nearly 2,500 parents of 5-to-11-year-olds in the UK and Northern Ireland. The study found that kids that climbed trees, rode bikes, jumped from high surfaces and had other outdoor adventures without adult supervision experienced a lower incidence of anxiety and depression, and were more upbeat during the COVID-19 lockdown. In another study, researchers from California State University, Fullerton, found that kids in team sports like volleyball and soccer, but not others in individual sports like gymnastics and wrestling, did better emotionally and mentally. Analyzing data from 11,235 kids between 9 and 13 years old, they found that compared to kids that did not participate in sports, those that were on teams had a lower incidence of attention issues, social problems, anxiety, depression and withdrawal. Kids that participated in individual sports had higher levels of those mental health challenges.


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Peace Day Addresses Global Racism

Established in 1981, the United Nations-sanctioned International Day of Peace, or World Peace Day, is a holiday observed around the world on September 21 each year. The 2022 theme is “End racism. Build peace.” To that end, the General Assembly has dedicated this day to observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. Secretary-General António Guterres says, “But achieving true peace entails much more than laying down arms. It requires the building of societies where all members feel that they can flourish. It involves creating a world in which people are treated equally, regardless of their race.”

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Carbon Labels Cut Environmental Impact of Dining

Making changes while shopping at supermarkets, restaurants and with delivery apps can change minds about sustainable options and garner public support. Psychologist Ann-Katrin Betz and her colleagues at Germany’s University of Würzburg studied the design of restaurant menus and tested how adding carbon labels indicating the greenhouse gas emissions per dish and changing the most prominent menu items to foods with a lower impact on the climate affected the choices people might make when dining out. When people were given menus with the low-emission option as the default, the share of high-emission choices decreased by an average of 31.7 percent. When given menus with carbon labels, the emissions associated with their dish choices averaged 13.5 percent lower per dish. Combining carbon labels with prominent placing for lowemission options appears to have the greatest effect. Other strategies might include increasing the availability of plant-based options; making them more prominent elsewhere (the meat aisle); and renaming veggie options to make them sound more appealing (slow-roasted, butternut squash and seasonal vegetable lasagna versus vegetarian lasagna). Multiple practices are needed to persuade people to adopt sustainable diets, so all of these methods are just the beginning of a shift away from highemission food by overcoming unconscious barriers.

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As people switch to electric vehicles (EV) to reduce their emissions, some homeowners and apartment dwellers without charging infrastructure are at a disadvantage. The city of Seattle set a goal to reduce transportation emissions 83 percent below 2008 levels by 2030, and to make things easier, they will install chargers on local utility poles on demand. Seattle City Light will conduct the project as part of a more extensive portfolio of transportation electrification investments and services to help the utility service area transition to zero-emission electric transportation options. Residents can accomplish some emission reductions with public transit, biking, walking and other options, but many still rely on personal vehicles for some trips. The Curbside Level 2 EV charging program is available to anyone on a first-come, first-serve basis. The person making the request must own or plan to own an EV within the next 12 months, and their existing address must not offer off-street parking (where they could buy A rooftop solar array and 1,182 solar panels on the sides will their own). Once a request adorn an eight-story, $40 million, high-rise planned for West is made, the utility will Melbourne, Australia, to provide the office building with most evaluate the area of its power. Avancis, a German firm producing glass panels and ask for containing solar cells, will supply the solar skin. Architect input from Pete Kennon says, “These things are possible, and the fact neighbors that a building can harness the sunlight from its own skin, before init sounds like something you dreamed of, or you saw in a stalling a new cartoon.” Generating 50 times as much power as a typical EV charger. home rooftop solar array, the solar skin will save an estiIf more than mated 77 tons of CO2 emissions each year. 50 percent of Although this will be the first in Australia to use the neighboring panels, several projects in Europe have been built with property the technology, including the world’s largest wooden skyowners scraper in Skellefteå, Sweden. “It feels urgent to innovate oppose the our building technologies to more sustainable methods,” chargers, says Kennon. “Collecting solar is a natural trajectory on they will not our large-scale projects, particularly in locations that have great access to sunlight.” be installed. 18

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Hurricane-Resilient Wind Turbines Modeled After Palm Trees


Atlantic hurricanes pose risks to renewable energy wind turbines, and researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder are developing more resilient models. Lucy Pao, the Palmer endowed chair in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, says, “We are very much bio-inspired by palm trees, which can survive these hurricane conditions.” Traditional upwind turbine blades face into the wind, so the blades must be stiff, which requires more material and increases cost. Blades on downwind rotors face away from the wind, with less chance of hitting the tower when the winds pick up, so they can be lighter and more flexible, requiring less material. Downwind blades can also bend, instead of break, like palm trees do. Over the last six years, Pao’s team, in conjunction with collaborators at the University of Virginia, the University of Texas at Dallas, the Colorado School of Mines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, have collaborated to develop the Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor turbine, a two-bladed, downwind rotor, to test the concept in action. The researchers found that their turbine performed consistently and efficiently during periods of peak wind gusts. Mandar Phadnis, lead author of a study in Proceedings of the 2022 American Control Conference, says, “The blades are manufactured to be lightweight and very flexible, so they can align with the wind loads.”

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The Western bumble bee, once easily spotted in California, could not be found in a recent survey led by the University of California-Riverside (UCR). The first statewide census of California bumble bees in 40 years found several other species absent, as well. UCR entomologist Hollis Woodard’s research group collected bees from 17 sites representing six different ecosystems previously known to host a large variety of bumble bees, as documented in the journal Ecology and Evolution. One of the missing species, the Western bumble bee, is an important pollinator of wild plants and crops. “We didn’t find it, even once,” says Woodard. This study was an effort to document changes in bumble bee populations across large geographic areas in California since the last one in the 1980s. Smaller-scale studies have documented significant declines in bumble bee populations around the world due to climate change, development of wild habitat and the use of bee-killing pesticides, so it is important to have data that documents bee health. Bumble bees can fly in cooler temperatures and lower light levels than many other bees, helping to pollinate crops worth $3 billion annually in the U.S., including tomatoes, peppers and cranberries.

Burying Human Waste in the Wilderness Deemed Unsustainable

When pathogens in buried poop from campers and hikers leach into the soil, they can spread into waterways or become integrated into an ecosystem, reproducing and living on after the feces have decomposed. Modern-day dung is also likely to contain chemicals, birth control hormones and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Laura Scott, a geneticist with the U.S. Geological Survey, found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in soil and water at all 10 national parks she sampled in 2016, with the abundance of such bacteria increasing along with human activity. The authors of a 40-year-old Montana study concluded, “The idea that shallow burial renders feces harmless in a short time is fallacious.” No longer is it safe to bury waste in a “cat hole” that is six inches deep and at least 200 feet from any water, as formerly believed. The solution is to use a Waste Alleviation and Gelling (WAG) bag, double-layered with chemical powder to render feces inert. Attach the bag to the outside of a backpack and deposit it in the trash on the way home. They are inexpensive and available at major retail outlets nationwide. If there are multiple WAG bags, collect them in a lightweight, dry bag. Anna Shvets/

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Holistic, Functional and Integrative Therapies Abound


olistic, integrative and functional medicine therapies such as chiropractic, massage, acupuncture and herbalism are often used alongside conventional medicine to achieve positive health outcomes. While they are familiar to most people exploring natural alternatives, lesser-known treatments such as specialized functional testing, ozone therapy and hyperbaric oxygen are gaining traction in holistic, integrative and complimentary arenas.

Specialized Functional Testing

Specialized functional testing aligns with the common principle of holistic, integrative and functional practitioners-getting to the root causes of symptoms. Naturopathic doctor Jennifer Trejo, of Abundant Life Wellness, uses saliva, hormone and stool testing in addition to bloodwork, going beyond standard lab work to detect hormone imbalances, digestive disorders, autoimmune conditions and more. "We use saliva to test hormones, which can change during certain times throughout a woman's cycle or during menopause," she explains. Because most natural health practitioners believe that illness begins in the gut, Trejo uses stool testing to check for good bacteria, as well as pathogens that affect the body's ability to digest and break down food. The results can help pinpoint specific problems that can be addressed 20

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individually, rather than a one-size-fits-all pharmaceutical approach. Trejo notes that food sensitivity testing can also be an indicator of an unhealthy gut. "The gut goes hand-in-hand with food sensitivities, which can even be brought on by foods considered 'good' like broccoli,

coconuts or avocados," she explains. "Sometimes good food can cause inflammation in a person's body if the gut is imbalanced." Pharmacist Lark Swofford, of Abrams Royal Compounding Pharmacy, offers health consultation services and uses functional techniques such as salivary hormone and neurotransmitter testing, which is done via urine samples. She also orders blood-

work for patients, which she says helps patients in-between doctor visits. "If a doctor ran a panel but didn't run the vitamin D test, I can order that for the patient. I look at low vitamin D levels because that can contribute to depression, autoimmune disease and even cancer. That's an easy one to look at, and it's very economical for the patient to have that checked." She notes that standard conventional lab panels can be used in a functional manner. Lab results generally show "normal" ranges and flag results for levels that are too high or too low, but Swofford looks at optimal ranges, which can help correct an issue before it needs pharmaceutical intervention by a conventional practitioner. Swofford catches a lot of anemia issues because many tests show red blood cell counts are within regular ranges, but may lean toward high or low ranges. "I also look at a patients' symptoms," she says. "Some people have symptoms of anemia and they're told by doctors that their labs look fine, but the patient still feels terrible." Detailed thyroid testing goes beyond the standard thyroid stimulating hormone panel to detect issues in older men and women. "As the body ages, it doesn't produce a lot of hormones," Swofford explains. "We're now living so much longer than our ancestors, so we need to make sure there's hormone balance-it will never return to when we were in our 20s-but we have to make sure we're protecting our organs and bones so we can live a healthy, happy life."

Specialized functional testing offers a customized approach for each individual, Trejo says, thus saving time and money. "Many people that come to us have already tried many different supplements and have been to other doctors. They're financially weary, so specialized functional testing streamlines and pinpoints exactly what a person needs, saving time and money."

Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy involves using ozone gas on or in the body to treat a disease, infection or wound. Integrative and biological dentists often use ozone to kill bacteria in cavities and within the mouth. Board-certified nurse practitioner and naturopathic doctor Julie Clowers, of Living Springs Natural Health, has used ozone therapy for joint injections and other issues ever since a relative enjoyed a remarkable recovery after a rotator cuff injury. Clowers describes ozone as supercharged oxygen that recognizes and reacts to foreign pathogens in the body such as viruses, bacteria, parasites and any injuries or inflammation. She adds that ozone helps balance and regulate blood cells.

Ozone can be administered through several methods. Clowers uses ozonated water, which can be put into dropper bottles and used on the eyes to cure issues such as pinkeye. There is also an altered stethoscope that introduces ozone into the ear canal for kids with ear infections. "It will kill organisms on contact," she says. "It can be used in the nose for sinus issues. We make ozone water to drink, which reduces inflammation in esophagus and stomach, and kills off bad bacteria in the upper intestines." Ozone can be administered intravenously. The process involves draining eight ounces of blood, hyper-oxygenating it with ozone, and then injecting it back into the body. Ozone can also be applied topically on skin, applied vaginally to treat yeast infections or administered rectally in combination with drinking ozone water to promote colon health. Ozone steam saunas dampen the skin's surface so that ozone can be absorbed transdermally.

Hyperbaric Oxygen

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been used for many years to treat decompression sickness, nonhealing wounds and severe burns. The hard-sided hyperbaric chamber has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat 13

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different conditions, but HBOT has shown to be effective in treating a host of off-label ailments, explains Alfred Johnson, DO, founder of Johnson Medical Associates. "Hyperbaric works by placing a person in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. The individual breathes in 100 percent pure oxygen under pressure, which fully saturates the blood delivering oxygen to the tissues in greater concentration," says Johnson. "Hemoglobin normally carries oxygen to the body tissues through the blood vessels. Under hyperbaric conditions the serum in the blood vessels is also filled with oxygen, super-saturating the blood vessel contents, delivering many times greater concentration of oxygen to the body." Oxygen nourishes all the tissues in the body, including the brain, kidneys, lungs, muscles, heart and liver. "Increased concentration of oxygen helps heal tissue damage, whether it's from trauma such as traumatic brain injury, concussions, infections, osteomyelitis (infection of the bone), post-en-

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Most people are good candidates for HBOT and can tolerate the hyperbaric chamber well. The length and frequency of treatments vary depending on each individual's condition. Sources: Abrams Royal Pharmacy, 8220 Abrams Rd., Dallas, 214-349-8000 and 4909 W. Park Blvd., Ste. 177, Plano, arp-rx. com; Abundant Life Wellness Center, 3100 N. Tarrant Pkwy., Ste. 104, Fort Worth, 817-379-3770, AbundantLifeWellnessCenter. com; Living Springs Natural Health, 251 Harker Tr., Rockwall, 972-722-4668; Johnson Medical Associates, 997 Hampshire Ln., Richardson, 972-479-0400, JohnsonMedical



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ongevity, a human quest through the ages, is now a hot topic among scientific researchers that assert there has never been a better time to maximize our potential for metabolic renewal. Biological age— the state of our health at the cellular level—is in the spotlight, as are the anti-aging benefits of science-supported phytonutrients, cell-rejuvenating foods and safe, non-surgical, stem cell procedures. Functional medicine, with its focus on the biology-based root causes of disease, is also a rising star in the arena of age reversal. No matter which path we follow to aging vibrantly, the most inspiring takeaway is that lifestyle, not genes, determines destiny. “On average in the United States, the last 16 years of life are spent with multiple diagnoses and on multiple medications. We are giving our hard-earned money to pharmacies, hospitals and nursing facilities,” says Kara Fitzgerald, a naturopathic doctor in Newtown, Connecticut, and the author of Younger You: Reduce Your Bio Age and Live Longer, Better. She and other researchers contrast “lifespan”, the years from birth to death, to “healthspan”, the years spent in good health free of age-related disease and disability. “Lifespan is not necessarily healthspan, and we can change that,” she says.

Until recently, age was determined by the year on our birth certificate, but “bio age” is the new number to pay attention to. It might not only predict health outcomes down the road, but also add years to our lives. In groundbreaking work in 2017, anti-aging researcher Steven Horvath at the University of California, Los Angeles, used algorithms to calculate biological age on the basis of how extensively our genome is modified by a process called DNA methylation. Researchers are now understanding what factors can turn on positive gene expressions and turn off those that may activate life-threatening diseases. “Bio age is how fast our bodies are aging, and aging is the main risk factor for all diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and neurodegenerative disorders,” says Fitzgerald, noting that only 10 to 20 24

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percent of longevity outcomes are genetic. Fitzgerald and her team drove this point home with the first randomized, controlled study on the power of lifestyle and diet to turn back the biological age clock. Based upon functional medicine, the program enrolled 18 healthy men between ages 50 and 72 in a target group and 20 in a control group. Those in the target group ate a nutrient-rich diet, slept seven hours a night, practiced relaxation techniques and took supplemental probiotics and phytonutrients. They ate only between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., exercised for at least 30 minutes five days a week, avoided sweets and consumed two cups of dark, leafy, greens and three cups each of cruciferous vegetables and colorful vegetables daily, as well as six ounces of animal protein. The results, published last year in the journal Aging, showed that three years of bio age were reduced in the target group in just eight weeks compared to the control group. “What we eat, our stress load and our response to it, the quality of the air we breathe and if we exercise are all drivers or reducers of our bio age. Knowing this, we absolutely need to take responsibility for our lives,” says Fitzgerald. This bio age reversal is good news when we look at the grim statistics. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society, approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease in this country each year and more than 600,000 Americans are predicted to succumb to cancer this year alone.


Molecular Magic Harvard genetics professor David Sinclair, author of the seminal Lifespan: Why We Age—And Why We Don’t Have To, discovered antioxidant-rich resveratrol in grapes in 2003. Since then, he and other researchers have found additional compounds with the ability to activate longevity pathways. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD, or B3), a coenzyme involved in many metabolic processes essential to life, has been shown to rejuvenate aging mice, increasing energy-producing mitochondria in the cells and fortifying muscle mass. The body makes less NAD as we age, but research suggests that intermittent fasting, exercise and heat saunas can stimulate this youth-preserving molecule. NAD-boosting supplements are also on the market, but consuming foods like naturally fermented sauerkraut, raw milk, nutritional yeast and pumpkin seeds is also a good strategy. SIRT6, an enzyme in close relationship with NAD and responsible for many molecular anti-aging processes, including DNA repair, is abundant in seaweeds, especially the strain Fucus vesiculosus, commonly known as bladder wrack. Research published in the journal Marine Drugs in 2017 indicates bladder wrack’s anti-inflammatory and anti-tumoral properties, as well as its potential to protect the liver and normalize high blood sugar and blood pressure. Fisetin, a powerful flavonoid found in certain foods like strawberries, peaches, apples, persimmons, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers, rivals ever-beneficial quercetin. Research published last year in the European Journal of Pharmacology cites fisetin’s numerous potential benefits for neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and vascular dementia.

The Trifecta of Acid, Inflammation and Stress Chronic systemic inflammation is now understood to be the physiological springboard for most diseases ranging from cancer to depression, but its connection to uric acid is critical in producing free radicals that accelerate aging. “Unfortunately, most doctors look upon uric acid solely as a risk marker for gout. We now recognize that uric acid serves as a powerful signal in the body to prepare for food and water scarcity,” says neurologist David Perlmutter, author of The New York Times bestseller Grain Brain and the recent Drop Acid, a guide to lowering uric acid in the body. “Uric acid levels above 5.5 milligrams per decilitre trigger the body to raise the blood pressure, increase the blood sugar, become insulin-resistant and increase the formation and storage of body fat,” he says. “Central to regaining metabolic health and reducing risk for metabolic conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, coronary artery disease and Type 2 diabetes is reining in uric acid.” Chronic, unmanaged stress is a major factor in physical and mental decline due to elevated levels of cortisol. “Stress threatens the health and diversity of our gut bacteria, leading to increased gut permeability, a central mechanism underlying widespread inflammation, which is the cornerstone of all chronic degenerative conditions,” says Perlmutter. “Those conditions as a category are ranked by the World Health Organization as the number one cause of death on our planet today.” Fitzgerald concurs, “Excessive inflammation—an imbalanced immune response—accelerates the aging process, and it increases with stress. Stress is the gasoline on the fire of aging.” Eating to reduce inflammation is key, and there is power on our plates when we add some of Fitzgerald’s longevity boosters like turmeric, green tea, shitake mushrooms, wild-caught salmon, eggs, liver and sunflower seeds. A study last year in Experimental Gerontology reported that the amino acid L-theanine, found particularly in green tea, reduced oxidative stress, liver degeneration and inflammatory responses in aging rats.

No matter which path we follow to aging vibrantly, the most inspiring takeaway is that lifestyle, not genes, determines destiny.

Radical Renewal Without Surgery In the daily survival game, the body’s stem cells generate specialized cells to replace those throughout the body that are damaged and dying. This ongoing repair process slows down as we advance in years, but cutting-edge procedures offer new hope for conditions ranging from arthritis to age-related brain fog. “Stem cells improve DNA methylation and telomere length, and result in a reduced physiologic age compared to your chronologic age,” says Chadwick Prodromos, a Chicago-based, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the founder of the Prodromos Stem Cell Institute, in Antigua. “Joint replacements are offered quite liberally September 2022



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“While stem cell treatment has been quite effective, it is important to remember that avoiding chemicals in the environment, exercising vigorously and maintaining a low BMI [body mass index] are clearly the most important factors in good health,” advises Prodromos. Marlaina Donato is an author, composer and painter. Connect at 26

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ature concludes each day with a fiery mural, never again to be exactly duplicated and missed if we look away for a moment too long. “What color is in a picture, enthusiasm is in life,” said Vincent van Gogh, and to live with passion is to live life in full color. As children, it was in our nature to live out loud. We sang off-key, belly-laughed and showed off our blueberry-stained tongues. Somewhere between grade school and adolescence, we learned to swim with the social current, content to blend in for comfort. As adults, too often we are barely aware of our lives stuck in grayscale, but if we look deep inside, we long to be the brave red rose in a black-and-white world. Sometimes it takes something drastic, like being faced with a terminal illness, to throw off the shackles of, “What would they think?” and follow our own brand of bliss. Hopefully, most of us can make that decision without such a drastic wake-up call. In many parts of the world, nature saves her best for last and pulls out all the stops. She dresses the trees in unapologetic glory, inviting us to live more boldly before it’s too late, and to express the passions we’ve held in for dear life. If we are wise, we will follow our bliss, whether it’s painting that wall in a color that might compromise resale value or dusting off the violin we set aside after high school. Autumn gives us much-needed permission to let our hair down, let our locks go silver or feisty red, let our souls blow in the wind and come in for dinner a little late and disheveled. What parts of ourselves do we hold inside for fear of standing out a little too much? What would we wear if we defied fickle trends? How would we love if we realized that there is nothing more important than embodying love? Here’s to living in full color, come what may. Marlaina Donato is an author, composer and painter. Connect at

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nowadays, but most of our patients with severe arthritis who were offered joint replacements do well in our care without them for virtually any joint in the body.” Prodromos and his team combine umbilical cord-derived stem cell treatment (non-embryonic/ fetal) with specially selected nutritional supplements and in some patients, platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid injections. Even with exciting advances in the promotion of long life, experts are unanimous in stressing that going into our golden years disease-free begins and ends with individual lifestyle choices, starting with what we put in our mouths. “Diet is the most critical variable in terms of our metabolic destiny. It’s been said that a person can’t exercise away a poor diet, and there’s great wisdom in this statement,” says Perlmutter.

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f all the water we use in Texas, about 60 percent is groundwater, and the other 40 percent is surface water. For North Texas, more than 90 percent of water supplies come from surface water resources, but the state has about 500 times more water underground than anything we see on the surface, and all the water in Texas rivers and lakes makes up just 0.2 percent of the total. No river in Texas gets less than 15 percent of its flow from groundwater, and there are about 6,700 dams and reservoirs. Only Caddo Lake formed naturally. The average total home water use for each person in North Texas is about 100 gallons a day. During medieval times, a person used only five gallons per day. Two-thirds of the water we use indoors is in the bathroom. About two gallons of water are used when we brush our teeth. Flushing a newer toilet uses less than two gallons per flush. Older models require three to seven gallons. A 10-minute shower with a water-efficient showerhead uses 25 or less gallons of water. The average cost of drinking water from the tap in North Texas is about $2.50 per 1,000 gallons, which equals about four gallons for a penny. A leaky faucet can waste 100 gallons a day. An acre-foot of water, the volume on an acre of land covered 12 inches high, is about 326,000 gallons. One-half of an acre-foot of water is enough to meet the needs of a typical family for a year. Texans use about 16.5 million acre-feet per year. It takes 3.3 acre-feet of water to grow enough food for an average family for a year. Looking beyond our borders, there is the same amount of water now as there was when the Earth was formed, and it is the only substance found naturally in three forms: solid, liquid and gas. Close to 97 percent of the world’s water is salty or otherwise undrinkable, while 2 percent is locked in ice caps and glaciers, leaving 1 percent for all of humanity’s agricultural, residential, manufacturing, community and personal needs. Water also regulates the Earth’s temperature. A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water. For more information, visit


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cientists have discovered a with a tip to fit in the bottom of the natural way to kill germs fast. nostril, where viruses collect. Now thousands of people When he felt a tickle in his nose are using it against viruses and bacteria like a cold about to start, he rubbed that cause illness. the copper gently in his nose for 60 Colds and seconds. many other “It illnesses start worked!” he when viruses exclaimed. get in your “The cold nose and never multiply. If happened. you don’t stop I used to them early, get 2-3 bad they spread colds every and cause year. Now New research: Copper kills viruses in seconds. misery. I use my Hundreds of studies confirm copper device whenever I feel a sign I am about kills viruses and bacteria almost to get sick.” instantly just by touch. He hasn’t had a cold in 10 years. That’s why ancient Greeks and Users say: Egyptians used copper to purify water “It works! I love it!” and heal wounds. They didn’t know “I can’t believe how good my nose about viruses and bacteria, but now we feels.” do. “Is it supposed to work that fast?” “The antimicrobial activity of copper “One of the best presents ever.” is well established.” National Institutes “Sixteen flights, not a sniffle!” of Health. Scientists say copper’s high “Cold sores gone!” conductance disrupts the electrical “It saved me last holidays. The kids balance in a microbe cell and destroys it all got sick, but not me.” in seconds. “I am shocked! My sinus cleared, The EPA recommended hospitals use no more headache, no more copper for touch surfaces like faucets congestion.” and doorknobs. This cut the spread of “Best sleep I’ve had in years!” MRSA and other illnesses by over half, and saved lives. After his first success with it, he The strong scientific evidence asked relatives and friends to try it. gave inventor Doug Cornell an idea. They all said it worked, so he patented He made a smooth copper probe CopperZap® and put it on the market. ADVERTORIAL

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The handle is curved and textured to increase contact. Copper can kill germs picked up on fingers and hands after you touch things other people have touched. The EPA says copper works just as well when tarnished. Dr. Bill Keevil led one of the science teams. He placed millions of viruses on a copper surface. “They started to die literally as soon as they touched it.” CopperZap® is made in the USA of pure copper. It has a 90-day full money back guarantee. Price $79.95. Get $10 off each CopperZap with code NATA30. Go to or call toll-free 1-888-411-6114. Buy once, use forever. Statements are not intended as product health claims and have not been evaluated by the FDA. Not claimed to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. September 2022


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eadaches are one of the most common pain conditions in the world. According to the Cleveland Clinic, up to 75 percent of adults have had a headache in the past year. While symptoms vary in scope and intensity, understanding the underlying cause of a headache can lead to better treatment outcomes. Most headaches can be treated holistically, and lifestyle modifications can be key to lasting relief. There are more than 150 types of headaches, with the most common being tension, migraine and cluster. Migraine attacks, which according to the Migraine Research Foundation affect 12 percent of people in the U.S., are about three times more common in women than in men. Classic symptoms, which can be mild to severe, include throbbing or pounding pain located in the sinuses, forehead, back of the head or one of the temples.

Triggers Migraine can be triggered by changes in the weather, fatigue, stress, anxiety, insufficient sleep, dehydration and hormonal changes, according to the American Migraine Founda30

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tion. Headaches can also be provoked by certain allergens, such as cigarette smoke, exposure to harsh chemicals in cleaning or beauty products, mold, dust, caffeine, alcohol and fermented foods. According to Alexander Feoktistov, M.D., Ph.D., founder of the Synergy Integrative Headache Center, in Chicago, many headaches are caused by some form of stress. “Both physical and emotional stress can manifest with headaches. These are often triggered by changes in a routine or schedule, which throws the body’s regulatory rhythm off. Skipping meals, varying

your sleep patterns and exercising inconsistently can all confuse the body and lead to a headache, varying in intensity from dull and distracting to severe and debilitating,” he explains.

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Renee also suggests maintaining a regular exercise routine to ward off headaches. “The less active someone is, the tighter their muscles are and the more likely they will experience headaches. Make sure to get out for a walk every day, or try running to keep the body and mind moving. Yoga is another great activity as a mindfulness practice that decreases stress and also keeps the body moving to eliminate tension.”

While not completely understood, mental stress and anxiety can also be a trigger. “The mind-body connection is fierce,” says Christina P. Kantzavelos, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in chronic illness and pain at Begin Within Today, in San Diego. “It’s important to keep in mind that pain literally originates Supplements Help in the brain. I use a Constructed Awareness approach with clients and bring cuNutritional supplements can also be riosity to the pain they are experiencing, helpful, Renee says. “Increasing nutrients including headaches. What thoughts and such as magnesium, coenzyme Q-10 and emotions are coming up when they focus riboflavin can help minimize pain. Before on the pain?” she says. “Physical sympstocking up on supplements, be sure to toms are often the manifestation or tanconsult with a holistic practitioner to make gible evidence of what is going on in your sure you are making the wisest and safest unconscious mind. Our bodies become selections for you. Many nutrients can be stronger found in or weaker, common Most headaches can be treated dependfoods like holistically, and lifestyle modifications dark chocing on our emotional olate, leafy can be key to lasting relief. state. Fear, greens, seeds self-critiand nuts, cism and invalidating the self can be the meat, fatty fish and legumes.” root of a headache.”

Try Acupuncture or Acupressure Evidence suggests that acupuncture is effective in relieving the pain of headaches by changing the flow of energy, increasing blood circulation, releasing endorphins and relaxing muscles. Acupressure and other techniques can be done anywhere, says chiropractor and acupuncturist Michele Renee, director of integrative care at Northwestern Health Sciences University, in Bloomington, Minnesota. “The best acupressure point for headaches is the soft skin in-between the thumb and pointer finger. Massage it for 20 to 30 seconds at a time to relieve pain or hold it for 10 seconds,” she says. “Migraines are caused by vascular dilation in the head, so I recommend putting your hands and feet in hot water or taking a


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Feoktistov recommends that patients experiencing headaches start with lifestyle modifications and over-the-counter meds such as ibuprofen. “Practice good sleep hygiene, stay hydrated by drinking water and minimizing caffeine, and introduce meditation as a way of focusing on what’s physically and emotionally going on in your body,” he says. “If headaches disrupt your daily routine, are severe or frequent and/or poorly controlled with over-thecounter medications, it’s time to seek help from a headache specialist or other medical professional who can work with you on a path to healing.” Carrie Jackson is a Chicago-based writer and frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings magazine. Connect at

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Conscious Consumerism THE RISE OF SHARING AND RESELLING by Sheila Julson and rummage sales. Often aided by online technology, local shared enterprises and secondhand shops are saving people money and reducing the impact of excess consumerism on the environment.

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ucked into the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Asheville is a DIY kind of community, attracting artists, musicians, yoginis, homesteaders and other folks looking to live a simpler life. When they garden and undertake home repairs, Ashevillans find it easy to cut expenses: They’ve formed a collective tool shed, the Asheville Tool Library, which offers them the use of 2,000 donated tools ranging from safety goggles to leaf mulchers and circular saws. 32

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“When you need a pressure washer once a year or decide to put in a garden, you don’t really need to own those tools,” says treasurer Stephanie Kane. People are allowed to take on projects they couldn’t otherwise afford, she says, “or they utilize existing skills to build the life they want, or even get a business off the ground.” To combat inflation, which is squeezing family budgets, Americans are increasingly exploring shared resources and eco-friendly alternatives like thrift stores, flea markets

More than 50 tool-lending libraries exist in cities like Denver, Seattle, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., allowing people to “cut down on waste and overbuying, while helping out neighbors,” reports The Washington Post. Typically, they are staffed by volunteers and supported by nominal, income-based annual fees. Starting a tool-lending library begins by connecting with other people in the community, using local online groups and co-op bulletin boards to attract volunteers and donations, or hosting a drive for people to clean out their basements, Kane says. As memberships grow, additional tools can be purchased and employees can be hired. Website design and inventory tracking in Asheville and elsewhere is simplified by the “library of things” software from Another way that people share resources is through Little Free Libraries—the charming “library on a stick” boxes on neighborhood posts and fences that give away books to passersby. It began in Hudson, Wisconsin, in 2009, when Todd Bol built a tiny model of a one-room schoolhouse as a tribute to his deceased mother, an educator and voracious reader. He stocked it with books and put it on a post in his front yard for neighbors and friends. The concept became so popular that he built more and gave them away. Today, more than 150,000 Little Free Libraries are found in communities worldwide.

Whether housed in a local storefront or existing digitally online, resale shops have become big business due to pandemic-inspired decluttering and belt-tightening pursuits. Industry analysts expect thrift store clothing sales to grow globally 11 times faster than fast fashion and to be worth twice as much, at $84 billion, by 2030. Buying secondhand benefits not only shoppers, but also local governments struggling with the expense of operating landfills. Hennepin County, Minnesota, which includes Minneapolis, has resolved to send zero waste to its landfills by 2030. Part of this effort includes the Choose to Reuse campaign, which encourages people to shop secondhand as a way to save money, help the environment, reduce packaging, support local businesses and find unique items. Nonprofit thrift stores like Goodwill Industries and The Salvation Army or those run by longtime charities like the American Cancer Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have well-established reputations and proven track records. Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore has more than 900 locations nationwide, offering an ever-changing stock of secondhand furniture, household items and building materials like doors, windows and lighting fixtures. On the other hand, for-profit thrift stores, even if they claim a link to a worthy cause, often donate a much smaller percentage of profits to charity and are reluctant to release financial figures, reports

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Online Pluses and Minuses An influx of online resellers adds even more choices for secondhand items. Although they make shopping more convenient, online sites carry risks: In 2019, the Federal Trade Commission reported more than 173,000 instances of online shopping fraud. When shopping online for secondhand items, experts advise, it’s wise to shop and pay on a trusted website or app, and to avoid using a personal debit card. Be sure there are photos of the product. On sites like Craigslist, eBay and Facebook, check each seller’s rating and thoroughly review all buyers’ comments before making a purchase. With a little enterprise, savvy and flexibility, mass consumerism can be circumvented by sharing community resources and frequenting quality secondhand stores. As Kane puts it, “The sharing economy is essentially about leading a less consumerist lifestyle.” Sheila Julson is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Natural Awakenings magazine.




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parents should check for safety recalls and be sure the product contains no lead paint, recommends Check for broken or missing parts and make sure the item is stable. Products manufactured many years ago may not have the same safety features as newer items.

n Avoid car seats and booster seats which may have been involved in an accident. The same is true for bicycle and motorcycle helmets. Federal safety standards for cribs frequently change, so avoid used pieces if they are more than a few years old. CLOTHING n The condition of items donated to thrift stores or posted by resellers can vary greatly, from brand-new items to wellworn pieces, notes Lifesavvy. com. Carefully check the item, especially under the sleeves and the inseams, for stains, tears, third-hand smoke odors or other defects. n Whether shopping for secondhand clothing in person or online, Glamour UK recommends ignoring the size on the label of vintage items, because they can vary greatly. When unable to try a garment on, check the measurements. Many vintage sellers on post them along with the label size. FURNITURE n Consumer Reports recommends buying local for large items like furniture to avoid shipping costs and allow for close personal inspection.

ELECTRONICS n For those unable to afford or justify the cost of a new $1,000 smartphone, Apple, Best Buy and Walmart sell refurbished phones, computers and TVs on their websites at a reduced cost. If using an E-commerce seller of refurbished electronics, make sure it uses programs such as CheckMEND to be sure the item wasn’t stolen. September 2022


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Food Dehydration Made Easy BEST WAYS TO PRESERVE THE HARVEST by Sheila Julson


Almost Anything Can be Dehydrated Many types of food can be dehydrated, including fruit, veggies, meat, fish, herbs and nuts. “It’s easier to say what can’t be dehydrated,” Cancler says. “The general rule is you don’t want to dehydrate food that has a high fat content, such as fatty meats or avocados.” They go rancid quickly during storage. While there are dehydrated, highfat foods sold commercially such as cheese, peanut butter and eggs, these are processed using special equipment and techniques that can’t be copied in a home kitchen. Sliced strawberries, chopped onions or celery are good foods for beginners. “People tend to throw those foods away a lot. They buy them and don’t use it all up before they spoil. Dehydrate leftover strawberries for snacks and dehydrate vegetables to use in soups or stews,” Cancler suggests.


rying food is the oldest known method of food preservation. Middle and Far Eastern cultures have used the sun and wind to dry foods since 12,000 B.C., according to the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP). Today, the easy availability of food dehydrators offers a convenient way to preserve the fall harvest. When done correctly, dehydrating food is a safe method for maintaining its original state, says Tracey Brigman, NCHFP associate director and University of Georgia clinical assistant professor. “Dehydrators remove the water content in foods, resulting in a low risk of bacteria and spoilage.” Unlike other food preservation methods such as canning or fermenting, dehydrating food does not require lots of special equipment, tools or skill. “Dehydrating food is super easy to do,” says Carole Cancler, the Hawaii-based author of the Complete Dehydrator Cookbook. “Drying food is more forgiving. You can’t make a lot of mistakes. Canning, if you do it wrong, can make everyone in your family sick.” The only caveat, Cancler says, is that food not thoroughly dried will get moldy. In humid environments, dehydrated foods must be kept tightly sealed to keep out moisture and prevent mold from forming. Julia Skinner, founder and director of, an online fermentation and food history company, adds that when foods are dehydrated, they shrink and therefore take up less storage space. “They’re great to pack for traveling or for small kitchens. Dehydrating can also concentrate some flavors, such as with dried tomatoes.”


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Getting Started Starter model home food dehydrators, often found at resale stores or rummage sales, can be purchased for about $50. Some have adjustable temperature settings for different kinds of foods. When purchased new, most food dehydrators include recipe booklets. When using a dehydrator, Skinner advises, turn it on to the appropriate setting and lay the food in a single layer on the trays provided, then let the dehydrator run for a few hours. She usually turns food halfway through to prevent sticking. Cancler says that in some cases an oven can be used to dehydrate food, but it isn’t the most cost-effective method. “I don’t recommend continued use of the oven, because depending on where you live and the type or size of food being dried, drying can take anywhere from eight to 36 hours. Running an electric or gas range for that long uses a lot of energy.” She says that ideal temperatures are 125 to 135 degrees, but most standard ovens only go as low as 170 degrees, which is too warm to dehydrate fruits or vegetables. “Then you must do wacky things like prop the door open to cool down the oven.” The exception, she says, is jerky: “It must be dried at a higher temperature, and lower-end food dehydrator models don’t get hot enough.” Sun-drying foods outdoors is risky, Brigman cautions, due to varied weather conditions. In addition, insects and air pollution have to be considered. “For safety reasons, consumers should really purchase a food dehydrator. While it may be a high cost when you begin dehydrating, if you are a serious food preserver, it will save you money in the long term,” she says. Sheila Julson is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the country.


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AIR-DRYING FRESH HERBS Fresh herbs of choice (basil, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and dill are all good candidates) String (such as cotton baker’s twine) Rinse off the fresh herbs and pat them dry. Tie the herbs by the stems in small bunches. Hang them upside-down indoors and out of direct sunlight. Depending on the type of herb, they will take several days to a week or longer to dry. When dry, crush herbs with a mortar and pestle or in a clean coffee grinder. Store in glass jars with tight-fitting lids.

MANGO LEATHER YIELD: 8 FRUIT ROLLS FROM ABOUT 2, 14-INCH-DIAMETER DRYER TRAYS 4 cups mango purée (from about 4 large, unripe mangoes) 1 cup clover honey ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground cloves Preheat electric dehydrator to 140° F. Wash and peel mangoes, chop roughly into chunks. Purée in blender until smooth. Pass purée through a food mill or sieve; discard any coarse fiber extracted in food mill. Add honey and spices to the purée and mix thoroughly. Lightly spray two fruit roll tray liners from an electric dehydrator with vegetable oil cooking spray. Spread mango mixture evenly to ¼-inch thickness on the trays. Position fruit roll liners on dryer trays and place in dehydrator. Dry continuously for about 10 hours. Maintain dehydrator air temperature steadily at 140° F. (Monitor the dehydrator air temperature periodically with a thermometer.) Remove trays from dehydrator when purée is dry, with no sticky areas (about 10 hours— this will be highly dependent on the relative humidity of the drying room). Test for dryness by touching gently in several places near the center of leather; no indentation should be evident. Peel leather from trays while still warm. Leave the second tray on the dehydrator while peeling the first leather, or re-warm leathers slightly in the dehydrator if they cool too much prior to peeling. Cut into quarters, lay on a piece of clean parchment paper about 1 to 2 inches longer at each end of the leather and roll into fruit leather rolls. When cool, twist the ends of the parchment paper tightly to close. Store fruit rolls in an airtight container for short-term storage, up to about 1 month. Leathers should be stored in a cool, dark dry place. For longer storage up to one year, place tightly wrapped rolls in the freezer. Source: National Center for Home Food Preservation September 2022


Dehydrated Food is Time-Tested and Healthy by Katie M. Sotzing


ood drying, one of the oldest methods of preserving food for later use, can be an alternative to canning or freezing, or complement either method. Drying foods is simple, safe and easy to learn. Fruit leathers, banana chips and beef jerky can all be dried year-round at home with modern food dehydrators. Drying removes the moisture from the food so that bacteria, yeast and mold cannot grow and spoil the food. Drying also slows down the action of enzymes (naturally occurring substances which cause foods to ripen), but does not deactivate them. And because drying removes moisture, the food becomes smaller and lighter in weight.

Foods can be dried in the sun, in an oven or in a food dehydrator using the right combination of warm temperatures, low humidity and air current. In drying, warm temperatures cause the moisture to evaporate, low humidity allows moisture to move quickly from the food to the air, and air current speeds up drying by moving the surrounding moist air away from the food. Two advantages of drying to preserve food are that it is economical and tasty, but it does change the nutritional value. Although there is a loss of certain vitamins and minerals, the calorie content stays the same, but will be concentrated. The fiber content remains the same. One ounce (about six small) of grapes is about 20 calories, but one ounce of raisins is about 85 calories. It is a great way to eat fruits and vegetables, but because the dried food is lighter in weight, the sugar and nutrients are concentrated in the recommended serving size of one-quarter cup. When considering food dehydration as a food preservation method, remember that there are different ways to dry food and using a variety of methods that vary by location, and what is being dried. After drying, store the food

properly, check periodically for spoilage and use within the recommended amount of time for the best quality. For more information and recipes, visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation at Katie M. Sotzing, MS, is a county extension agent with Texas Agrilife in Kaufman County.

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Healthier Pets TOP SUPPLEMENTS FOR DOGS AND CATS by Shawn Messonnier

Vitamins, Minerals and Joint Support To provide immune and antioxidant support, and to bolster digestion, skin and coat health and overall wellness, a basic supplement should contain vitamins and minerals as well as small amounts of glucosamine and chondroitin for joint support.


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he market for pet products is awash with supplements, so it’s not surprising that it can be challenging to figure out what a dog or cat really needs. The foundation of any healthcare program for dogs and cats, regardless of age and breed, is a healthy diet, well-chosen and appropriate supplements, minimal vaccines and medications, and veterinary check-ups. Basic helpful additions to a pet diet include a vitamin-mineral product, an enzyme and probiotic combination, and a fatty acid. For older animals, a choline supplement may delay the onset of cognitive disorder. Any tweaking of diet and supplements should follow regular testing that may diagnose a disease in its early stages. Here’s an overview of the top basic supplements every dog or cat should have. 38

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Digestive enzymes are used in supplemental form to improve or increase digestion and nutrient absorption. They can be derived from pancreatic, plant or microbial sources such as bacteria or fungi. Enzymes are important especially when the animal’s digestive processes become exhausted or inefficient, such as during periods of stress or such gastrointestinal diseases as acute gastroenteritis, pancreatitis or either liver or inflammatory bowel disease. Enzymes may also be helpful for cancer, allergies and arthritis. Probiotics are living, healthy bacteria and yeasts, many of which are a part of a dog’s or cat’s microbiome. They can assist with healing in a variety of ways, including producing healthy fatty acids; decreasing the attachment of harmful bacteria and yeasts to the intestinal walls; increasing antibody production; supporting immunity; restoring healthy GI flora; and reducing inflammation. As a result, probiotics are useful for treating dogs and cats with a variety of medical problems, including leaky gut syndrome, acute non-specific gastroenteritis, antibiotic or other medication-induced diarrhea, allergies, stress, obesity, neurodegenerative disorders, high cholesterol levels, inflammatory and irritable bowel disorders, and

GI and parasite infestations. Probiotics may also be helpful for middle-aged and older dogs and cats, because GI microbial diversity diminishes with aging.

Under the guidance of a holistic or integrative veterinarian, supplements can add to a dog’s or cat’s health and longevity.

Choline is used to treat high cholesterol, improve memory and protect the liver. It may prevent fatty liver syndrome (especially in diabetics), help prevent or treat cognitive disorder and support liver function. It may reduce insulin requirements in diabetics and can reduce seizure frequency. Supplements other than these can be used as needed, based on the results of diagnostic

testing and regular veterinary health exams. Under the guidance of a holistic or integrative veterinarian, supplements can add to a dog’s or cat’s health and longevity. Shawn Messonnier, DVM, owner of Paws & Claws Animal Hospital and Holistic Pet Center, in Plano, Texas, is the author of several books on veterinary medicine.

Fatty Acids A good fatty acid fish oil supplement is also important. There are many brands on the market; some offer the flexibility of being administered either as a liquid (pump) or gel capsule. Phytoplankton, which serves as a food source for fish, is the source of the active ingredients docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Fish oil tends to be derived from cold-water fish rich in EPA and DHA such as wild (not farmed) salmon, mackerel, sardines and herring. This is beneficial for the treatment of heart disease and may reduce atherosclerosis, thrombosis (blood clots), coronary heart disease, arrhythmias, heart failure, sudden cardiac death and stroke. Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, fish oil is often used for dogs and cats for the treatment of skin problems, arthritis and cancer, along with heart, inflammatory bowel, autoimmune and kidney diseases. It may reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy in cancer patients, decrease cancer growth and metastasis, and reduce wasting in undernourished animals.

Choline For dogs and cats 5 years old and up, a choline (phosphatidylcholine) supplement addresses aging changes that affect the brain and can lead to cognitive disorder. Choline is a component of several major phospholipids that are critical for normal cell membrane structure and function. The body uses it to maintain water balance; to control cell growth and gene expression; as a component of lung surfactant; and most importantly, to produce the major nerve transmitter acetylcholine. It may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering homocysteine levels.

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Dallas Psychic Fair – 11:30am-6pm. 75+ professional psychic readers, wellness practitioners, vendors and much more. $7. 1201 International Pkwy, Ste 200, Richardson. yyahz7bb.

Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting – 7pm. Learn about The Trinity River Crew. A joint Conservation Corps program of Greenspace Dallas and Trinity Park Conservancy, the Crew provides meaningful, paid conservation work experience, education, leadership skills, and professional development training to high potential use from historically marginalized areas along the Trinity River. Brookhaven College, Bldg H, Geotechnology Institute, 3939 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch.

Online: Heat Loving Plants – 9-10:30am. Will cover our Rooted In “top 100” plants for North Texas. Also learn how proper soil preparation, proper planting and site selection can help you triumph, even against the toughest landscape conditions. Free. Register:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Guided Hike – 8:30-9:30am. A guided hike to learn about our surrounding habitat and our history while you enjoy your hike. Ages. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas. Registration required: TrinityRiver.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Morning Bird Walk – 7:30-8:15am. Join us for a monthly bird walk and enjoy the grounds and our amazing, feathered friends. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas. Registration required: TrinityRiver.

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sunday Carrollton Runners Club Mile + 5K – 7:30am. A low-key 5K and 1-mile race every last Sun. McInnish Park, 2335 Sandy Lake Rd, Carrollton.

Sunday Meditation – 3:15-4:15pm. With Lynne Patterson. Class offers many meditation techniques and styles, with a focus on mindfulness and open awareness. $10. Yoga Mart, 2201 Tucker St, Ste 101, Dallas. 214-238-2433.

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

monday Celebration Service Live – 11am. Meditation, music and lessons on YouTube live: Unity on Greenville Dallas, TX or Love offering. Unity on Greenville, 3425 Greenville Ave, Dallas. 214-826-5683. Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club – 2:30pm. 4th Sun (Jan-Sept). Each meeting includes a special speaker presentation covering many topics of interest to local gardeners. Free. North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas. 214-363-5316.


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tuesday Online: Ananda Yoga Sadhana Practice – 5:15-7:30pm. Also Thurs. Time to recalibrate and center through this transformational practice based on the yoga teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126.

Sunday Service/Meditation and Purification – 9-11:30am. Participate in meditation, chanting and readings from the Bible and Bhagavad Gita. 9-9:45am, Meditation and Purification; 1011:30am, Service. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126. Gentle Waves – 9:15-10:15am. A healing meditative practice that moves very slow and intentional. Gaia Flow Yoga, 3000 Blackburn St, Ste 140B, Dallas. Register:

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Online: Zen to Go – 12-12:45pm. Mon-Thurs. An oasis in the middle of the day offering walking and sitting meditation followed by brief sharing. Donation accepted. Dallas Meditation Center, 810 We Arapaho Rd, Ste 98, Richardson. 972-432-7871.

YES: A Young Adults Meditation Fellowship – 7-9pm. A meditation series for young adults in their 20s and 30s. Each evening will include a beginner-friendly walking and sitting meditation, Dharma teachings and refreshments afterwards. Donation. Dallas Meditation Center, 810 W Arapaho Rd, Ste 98, Richardson. 972-432-7871.

wednesday Hot Yoga 201 on Zoom – 6:15pm. Open to all levels. This flowing-style class links the fundamental asanas (poses) of yoga linking body, mind and breath with music. Yoga4Love Studio Cabin, Ovilla. Online: Meditation for Everyone – 7-8:30pm. Classes are great for beginners that want to learn to meditate and great for more experienced meditators that want to expand their meditation. Must register:

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Online: Metaphysics and Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Manifestation and mysticism: 2 sides of the spiritual coin. Let us practice together, while diving more deeply into universal principles and

thursday ImpactNights – More info: Online: Celebrate Recovery – 6:30pm. A safe community to find support, hope and freedom from the struggles and realities that we all face through transitions, hurt, pain, loss or addiction of any kind. Free. First United Methodist Church, 777 N Walnut Creek Dr, Mansfield. Dallas Vegan Drinks – 6:30pm. Meets the 2nd Thurs each month at various veg-friendly locations for fellowship. Currently postponed.

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

saturday Morning Bird Walk – 7:30-8:15pm. 3rd Sat. Join Trinity River Audubon Center for a monthly bird walk and enjoy the grounds and our amazing feathered friends. $10. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas. Registration required: Coppell Farmers Market – 8am-12pm. Year-round market. 768 W Main St, Coppell.

Morning Tai Chi – 8:30am. Join Tai Chi Chuan instructor George Deerfield for this interactive class in developing strength, balance, improved breathing. Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 LLELA Nature Walk – 10am-12pm. Naturalist-led nature walk. $5/vehicle. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required: 972-219-3550 or

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Meadow Bird Walk – 7:30-9:30am. Birders of all skill levels welcome. A variety of birding habitats explored, and an excellent cross section of North Texas bird species can be counted. Free. Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve, South gated entrance, behind intersection of Bass & Roberta drs, Plano.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 The Little Sit – 6-10am. If you want to learn how to identify the birds of North Texas, the Little Sit is the perfect way to start. A group of dedicated birders meet once a month at the end of Pad H on the West side of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. 903-786-2826.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Bird Walk – 7:30-11:30am. Join an expert birder as we explore prime birding locations on LLELA’s nature trails. Ages 10 & up. $5/person plus $5/vehicle. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required: 972-2193550 or Early Bird Walk – 8am. Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead our Early Birding event, weather permitting. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Free. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. 903-786-2826. Zip Line Day – 9am-12pm. Guests climb a 23-ft tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487-ft Zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Pre-registration required. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. Tree Care Workshop – 10am-12pm. Homeowners Guide to Tree Care: An essential guide to improving and maintaining tree health. The Emerald Ash Borer and other Important Tree Problems: And how to protect your trees from these invasive pest and diseases. $20. The Landing in Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166, McKinney.


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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Monarch Butterfly Festival – Release hundreds of monarch butterflies into the wild and interacting with them first-hand. All ages. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E Bob Jones Rd, Southlake. Registration required: Your Better Yard Seminar – Join the Texas A&M AgriLife team to learn tips and tricks to maintain an attractive and functional lawn while helping to conserve and protect water resources. Register: The Refuge Rocks: The Magnificent Monarch Migration – 10-11:30am. Ages 5-10. Learn about their marvelous migration routes, their metamorphic life cycles, and their madness for milkweed. Free. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. 903-786-2826. FriendsOf A Chance to Hike – 10am-12pm. Free guided nature walk for members of the Special Needs community will take place along the wide and level crushed-granite surface of the Cottonwood trail. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required: 972-219-3550 or

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Recycling 102 – 12-1:30pm, webinar; 6:30-8pm, in-person. Find out about municipal waste programs, the local landfill, the work that goes into disposing our waste and why it is important to reduce, reuse and recycle. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. 972-769-4130. Register:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Night Hike – 7-9pm. Join our trail guides as they lead a moonlit stroll through the woods and across the prairie. $15/person. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required: 972-219-3550 or

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 KFMB Fall 2022: Trash Off, Festival and Recycling Drop Off – 8:30-11am, trash off; 10am-12pm, festival; recycling drop-off, 10am-1pm. Flower Mound High School, 3411 Peters Colony Rd, Flower Mound. More info & to register: Garden Green in Plano Fair – 10am-12pm. Whether you are new to gardening or a gardening pro, our come-and-go event can help improve your gardening knowledge. Stop by our hands-on learning stations. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. 972-769-4130.


Second Saturday Guided Hike – 8:309:30am. Learn about our surrounding habitat while you enjoy a hike. All ages. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas. Registration required:

Online: Sprinkler Systems 101 – 6-8pm. Class simplifies the parts and components of your in-ground sprinkler systems with easy-to-follow tips on how to operate and set your controller. Plus get water saving tips to keep your lawn and landscape looking good year-round. Free. Register:

Landscape for Life 2022 Series – Wednesdays, Sept 28-Oct 26. 7-9pm. Series covers the role of successful soil practices, water capture and conservation, as well as plant material selection. Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. 972769-4130. Register:

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



Pilot Program: Residential Food Scrap Composting – 12-1pm. Learn about the City of Plano’s new Residential Food Scrap Composting Pilot Program and how all your food scraps, not just fruits and veggies,

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spiritual living. Open to all. Free. A Center for Spiritual Living, 4801 Spring Valley Rd, Ste 115, Dallas. 972-866-9988.

2022 CCMGA Fall Plant Sale – 9am-1:30pm. An opportunity to purchase a wide variety of locally grown perennials, shrubs and bulbs that are well suited to our climate. Show Barn at Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166, McKinney.

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ongoing events NOTE: All calendar events must be received via email by the 10th of the month and adhere to our guidelines. Email for guidelines and to submit entries. No phone calls or faxes, please. unique dining experience. Craft & Vine, 310 S Oak St, Roanoke. 817-464-8181. CraftAndVine. Restaurant.

daily Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden – Thru Oct 2. 9am-4pm, Tues-Sat; 1-4pm, Sun. Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. For dates:

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

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.

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

sunday Frisco Fresh Market – 10am-4pm. Also Sat, 8am4pm. Frisco Fresh Market, 9215 John W Elliott Dr, Frisco. 844-776-2753.

Sunday Celebration Service Agape Center for Spiritual Living – 10am, meditation; 10:30am, service. Noah’s Event Venue, 5280 Town Square Dr, Plano. Rev Lee Wolak: 972-468-1331. Sunday Worship: Unity Spiritual Center of Denton Service – 10am, coffee; 11am, service. Unity takes spiritual principles and makes them practical in your life. 6071 New Hope Rd, Krugerville. 214-453-0218. Sunday Brunch –10am-3pm. Serves up farmto-table shared plates, 72 taps (wine & craft beer), and a welcoming atmosphere to create a


Horizon UU Worship Service – 10:30am-12pm. Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, 1641 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton. 972-492-4940.

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and vegetables. Also offered are baked breads, meat from local ranchers, honey, arts and crafts and various other products. 4th St between Main & Elm, Frisco. 1st Saturday Nature Walks – 10am-12pm. Monthly naturalist-led nature walk. Each season at LLELA is different, and we never know what we’ll find. All ages. $5/vehicle. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required: 972-219-3550 or

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center First Saturdays – 10am-2pm. Meet raptors up-close. Take guided prairie hikes. Kids activities. Bring a picnic lunch. Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, 1625 Brockdale Park Rd, Lucas. Erich Neupert: 972442-7607.

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


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2540 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas 75229 800-637-8337/214-902-2429 More patients want alternative methods of treatment that are healthy, holistic and non-invasive. Earning your degree from Parker University in Functional Nutrition, Strength and Human Performance, Integrative Health can put you in position to help them. Offering top level experience and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Council on Chiropractic Education, and the Commission of Massage Therapy Accreditation.

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Established in 2009, our amazing team of Doctors have trained and graduated from the best Universities and Hospitals in China, S. Korea, Taiwan and Japan. We use the best of Eastern Medicine using Micro & Laser Acupuncture and herbal medicine for those that are in pain and suffering and have amazing success rates. See ad, page 3.


Dr. Zhangping Lu, DC, LAc, MD (China) 425 Maplelawn Dr, Ste 101, Plano 75075 972-519-8488 Whole-body wellness center providing chiropractic care, spinal decompression, allergy testing, NAET, IMAET, detoxification, weight loss, hormone balancing, wellness programs and more. All-natural healing, no medication, no surgery. See ad, page 39.


1033 E 15th St, Plano, 75074 214-892-2273 Cereset can help your brain reset itself, restoring your brain’s rhythm naturally, enabling it to manage stress more effectively. Cereset sessions jump start the process of re-balancing your brain, and can help issues leading to trouble sleeping, restlessness and anxiety, inability to focus or lack of joy. Periodic “tune-ups” provide ongoing support, ensuring long-term brain balance. See ad on page 3.

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Dr. Zhangping Lu, DC, LAc, MD (China) 425 Maplelawn Dr, Ste 101, Plano 75075 972-519-8488 Whole-body wellness center providing chiropractic care, spinal decompression, allergy testing, NAET, IMAET, detoxification, weight loss, hormone balancing, wellness programs and more. All-natural healing, no medication, no surgery. See ad, page 39.


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

THE HOCKADAY SCHOOL 11600 Welch Road, Dallas 214- 363-6311

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



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


713 County Road 610, Farmersville 972-658-0291 A Texas licensed Grade A Raw Milk Dairy providing raw cow milk, raw goat milk, kiefer, homemade chocolate milk, craft raw chocolate, coffee sauces, coffee milk, buttermilk as well as cage-free eggs, pastured chicken, and seasonal vegetables are also available. You can taste milk before buying. Follow product availability and farm happenings on our Facebook page.

GARDEN CENTERS NORTH HAVEN GARDENS 7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas 214-363-5316

Serving Dallas since Jesuit College Preparatory School 1951, NHG has grown of Dallas is a private Catholic instiinto one of the most retution for young men under the dispected horticultural Your Victory Garden rection of the Society of Jesus.Start Lo- establishments in North Texas by serving our cusfor aa Lifetime of Health cated in North Dallas, it provides tomers with quality & andWellness value. Offering gardening student-centered education to approximately 1,000 and plant education, concierge services, DIY classstudents, grades 9-12. Our students’ average SAT es, video library, gifts and more. See ad, page 2. scores exceed the national average by over 200 points.

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Dr. D. Brock Lynn 6190 LBJ Freeway #900, Dallas 972-934-1400

BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 1-800-4BAYLOR We have a network of comprehensive cancer treatment centers throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, offering full range cancer-related and integrative medical services. Whether you want to learn about types of cancer, screenings, prevention, healthy living or support, Baylor is here for you. We offer the experience, expertise and technology you can trust.

Practicing dentistry for over 38 years, specializing in periodontics, Dr. Lynn is board-certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontics and Dental implants. He practices dentistry with a holistic approach and is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine &Toxicology as well as the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. See ad, page 11.


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


13 Locations in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex 888-286-4603 With 13 Urgent Care Centers, PrimaCare serves the medical needs of area families with courtesy, convenience and compassion. Open 7 days a week with extended hours. No appointment necessary. Most insurance accepted. Use our Call Ahead Service and wait where your want. Open: Monday– Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday–Sunday 8am–5pm.


Dr.Reddy believes oral health leads to overall health and function has to coincide with form. With 15 years of experience, providing quality and compassionate care for whole family. Dr.Reddy is an expert in sleep, apnea, implant and orthodontic care along with regular checkups and cleanings. We provide Smart protocol in removing toxic silver fillings. See ad, page 17.



Dr. Becky Coats, DDS, MAGD, LVIF, FIDIA, FAACP 2631 Ira E Woods Ave, Grapevine 817-481-6888

Dr. Toni Engram 415 State St #800, Richardson 75082 469-676-2777

At Flourish Dental Boutique, we believe the best dentistry is often the least dentistry. We help your body thrive on its own with therapies that enrich and empower its natural healing processes. As a holistic and biological dental practice, we choose safe materials and treatment protocols with special attention to your nutrition and overall wellness. See ad, page 5.

Instead of focusing just on your teeth, we also look at dental issues connected with other health problems you may be having. We collaborate with Thermography, Lymphatic Drainage, and Osteopathic Medicine practitioners. Call today for TMJ Pain Relief, Sleep Apnea, Frenuloplasty(Tongue Tie), Biological Dentistry, Physiologic Orthodontics, Headache Relief, Mercury Fillings Removal, Metal Free Ceramic Implants.



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


We strive to provide healthy, green alternatives for our dental patients by providing digital x-rays, mercury safe restorative options and chemical free dental hygiene products. Committed to total body wellness while avoiding the use of toxic materials, and continuing education to ensure treatments are up to date and effective in a kind and caring environment. See ad, page 7.


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Cathy Lemmon 469-383-8442

Homeoprophylaxis (HP), a part of Homeopathy, is a major part of Cathy Lemmon’s practice at Healthy Healing Arts. HP has been used worldwide for hundreds of years with a success rate of over 90% to help fight off disease. Lemmon uses an energetic, nontoxic means of promoting immunity in a safe and natural way. See ad, page 45.

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

Trained in Asia, graduated from a Korean University, Dr. Chapa holds a Naturopathic Doctorate Degree and a PhD in Eastern Medicine specializing in Neurological issues. A former medic/nurse since 1995, this unique training has given confidence from many Physicians to refer their patients. Dr. Chapa is founder and medical director of AIMC established in 2009. See ad, page 3.


Dr. Elizabeth Seymour, MD 399 Melrose Dr., Suite A, Richardson 214-368-4132 EHCD.COM A nationally recognized medical facility specializing in the relationship of health and disease to environmental factors. Thorough investigation is made to determine the cause and correlation of the patent’s disease process to environmental factors. A leader in the field treating mold exposure/sensitivity; oil spill, pesticides and chemical exposure; chemical sensitivities, immune dysregulation and much more.

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

Johnson Medical Associates is a state-of-the-art medical clinic offering comprehensive medical services aimed at finding the cause not just treating the symptoms. Dr. Johnson is a doctor of internal medicine with 35+ years of experience in areas of chronic illness, toxic exposures, allergies and the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to address a multitude of conditions. See ad on page 23.


Dr. Jerry Tennant MD, Medical Director 35 Veranda Lane, Ste 100, Colleyville 972-580-1156 Providing traditional “standard-ofcare” medicine using prescription as well as complementary medicine. Recognizing that the human body is not simply a collection of independent parts but rather an integrative whole -we treat it that way. Conditions treated include chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, macular degeneration and glaucoma, as well as thyroid support, adrenal support, hormone replacement. essential oil therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. See ad, page 47.


Niti Shah, PT, MS, CNS, LDN 3365 Regent Blvd., Ste 130, Irving TX 75063 972-514-7956 Chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmunity have reached pandemic levels. My goal is to shift attention away from suppressing symptoms with drugs—to addressing the root cause of conditions with nutrition, supplementation, lifestyle change. As a Board-certified Clinical Nutritionist, I will show you the transformative power of a back to basics approach.


9901 Valley Ranch Pkwy East, Ste 1009 Irving 972-580-0545 We are the exclusive distributor of the patented Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS & PRO. These FDA accepted non-invasive devices are designed to offer an affordable, drug free, user-friendly option for the indicated use of symptomatic relief for chronic, severe or intractable pain; and adjunctive treatment in managing post-surgical and post-traumatic pain. See ad, page 47.





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Offering state of the art ozone therapy to clean your body inside and out, to refuel your body with clean oxygen to help build your immune system. Other wellness services offered include: Beauty Angel, Detoxification, Curewave laser therapy, IV therapy and supplements, much more. Call today for your $20 ozone treatment.

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6808 Pastor Bailey Dr, Dallas 214-331-8522

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

ROCKWALL COMPLETE HEALING & WELLNESS 2455 Ridge Road, Suite 151, Rockwall 972-771-8900

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


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

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

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

Dawn Harris, RYT500 306 W Ave F, Midlothian 214-817-8597

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


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