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Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.

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READY, SET, GRILL... ANYTHING! Sustainable-Style Feasting

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n April 20th, 2010, two days before the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded, killing 11 people and started spewing somewhere between 5,000 and 70,000 (depending on which source you choose) barrels of oil per day into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Ironically, we were about to celebrate the growth of environmentally-friendly living when this occurred and we are now experiencing an event that might dwarf past oil spills. Even as we go to press, the oil is still flowing into the gulf, wreaking havoc on not only the environment and animal life, but the associated businesses who depend on the Gulf waters for their livelihood. Everyone, it seems, is at a loss on effective ways to seal the pipe, or when that is accomplished, how to clean the mess up. To compound the problem, huge amounts of chemical dispersants are being used to break the oil up in the water. Who knows what the impact of that will be? The story is still being written, but we hope that by the time you read this, the leaking pipe has been sealed and the efforts for recovery are well under way. We know you're probably sick of hearing about this event, so here's the point: Eventually this tragedy will be dealt with. When it is, we can continue with the status quo, or we can, right now, consider this a wake-up call and begin doing more to reduce our dependency on oil. One person can make a difference when there's a lot of "one persons" involved. In this case, numbers provide leverage because it's all about supply and demand. For example, one thing we did last month (at one of the local Earth Day events), that one might consider insignificant, was we signed up for DTE Energy's greenCurrents program. It's only a few extra dollars per month added to our electric bill, but it supports the growth of wind and other alternative forms of energy. We're not saying you need to go out and do exactly what we did, but just think what could happen if everyone got more involved with finding options like that? Or, drove more fuelefficient cars? Or, made sure their homes were more energy efficient? Or, all of the above? Get the idea? Little steps add up. Eventually the demand for clean energy would outweigh that of oil and we'd be on the path to solving this problem-and helping prevent future disasters such as what is now taking place in the Gulf. Moving on, we are pleased this month to bring you special content from Dr. Mehmet Oz. Because June is typically our Men's Health month, the article from Dr. Oz provides his 25 Greatest Health Tips for men. It's such a grounded and informative article that we are sure everyone, both men and women, will benefit. Of course, there's lots more in this issue to help you live healthy and sustainably. We hope you enjoy all of it. We also want to make sure you know about our next two upcoming Michigan Healthy Living and Sustainability expos, July 17th in Royal Oak and October 2nd in Lapeer. You can find more information at We hope to see you at the one closest to you (or both). And don't forget, later next month we launch the new Natural Awakenings Healthy Pet magazine in East Michigan. We're excited about the opportunity to bring this new resource to the community and support the health and wellbeing of our animal friends. Find out more by vising So, have a wonderful June and until next month, stay happy and healthy...naturally!

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Practitioner Guides New Therapies to Local Spa


enae Tait, owner of Guided Touch, has brought CranioSacral therapy and Nutritional Counseling to Katie's Spa in Lapeer. CranioSacral Therapy is a very gentle treatment assisting the body in relieving stress and imbalance. Come and find out how many dysfunctions, pain, and symptoms are relieved with CranioSacral Therapy. With a degree in holistic nutrition and 11 years experience in alternative medicine and therapies, Tait is available to help with your health concerns and get you back on track with nutrition and supplements. Appointments are available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limited evening and weekend appointments are available. Katie's Spa is located at 1178 S. Lapeer Rd., Lapeer. For more information, call Denae Tait at 810-614-7582. See ad, page 12.

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rthemiz, in Lake Orion, now offers the Alkal-Life Detox Program, a high quality alkaline water therapy. The Detox program supports integrative medicine for chronic conditions. Arthemiz also offers Infrared Therapies including The BIOMAT Infrared Amethyst Pad (5 Sessions, $100) and ABATON Infrared Sauna & Jade Thermal Massage. Also available is the Ionic Foot Detox which includes leg/feet massage, oils and crystal color touch. Arthemiz Center is located at 153 Waterview Drive, in Lake Orion. Call for a free demonstration. Open from Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 248-930-0681.

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eace Unity Church and Holistic Center will host its annual Summer Open House of Healing June 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy free holistic services, shop for oneof-a-kind jewelry, purses, cards and plants, and learn healthy living tips from a host of speakers divulging everything from chocolate’s dark secrets to organic skin care tricks. The fundraising event will be held rain or shine in the building and surrounding grounds at 8080a Ortonville Road (M-15), in Clarkston. Speakers will present on the hour beginning at 10 a.m. Additional activities, like meditation, prayer sessions, and a butterfly release, will round out the day. Vendor space is still available. Contact Vanessa Robar, 248-807-8511, or visit

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Local Massage Therapist Receives Oncology CertiďŹ cation


ulie Ward, certified massage therapist and licensed esthetician, has recently received Oncology and Medical Massage certification. This is a post graduate level certification that allows her to massage and perform bodywork on Oncology patients. “The benefits of massage to the healthy population are awesome, and the benefit to individuals dealing with cancer treatment is really incredible,� says Ward. “Massage can be a great component of treatment that can assist with relaxation response, pain and anxiety reduction.� She says it also aids in the prevention and treatment of chemotherapy side effects and other medical considerations such as lymphatic wellness. Ward will provide treatments at Beaumont Hospital within the Integrative Medicine Department and at her new location within Still Waters Massage Therapy and Bodyworks in Grand Blanc. Still Waters is located at 7550 S. Saginaw, Suite 7, in Grand Blanc. For more information, call 810-875-8416 or visit

Rochester Baby Store Celebrates Re-opening


reen Baby will hold its Grand Re-opening June 25 and 26. The store opened in 2008 and moved to its new location in February this year. The re-opening celebration will include cloth diaper demos, baby carrier demos, free 8x10 photos (with reservation,) prize drawings and more. Hours are Friday 2-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Green Baby is located at 431 Main Street, in Rochester. For more information, call 248-650-0700 or visit

How to Become an Outdoors Woman


omen can discover the joys of kayaking, archery and camping, at the 11th Annual Women Outdoors: Kensington Adventure! on Saturday, June 26. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Kensington Metropark Farm Center in Milford. This one-day workshop will teach women basic paddle strokes and safety for kayaking and how to use a bow and arrow safely with target practice. REI staff will give basic camping tips, and participants will practice setting up a tent. The Adventure is a Beyond BOW program (Becoming an Outdoors Woman) hosted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Heavner Canoe Rental, REI, Safari Club International and Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Women 18 or older are eligible to attend this workshop. The $60 fee includes instruction in all sessions, program materials, use of demonstration equipment and lunch. Registration deadline is June 18. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. A vehicle entry permit is required. To register, call 248-685-1561 or e-mail

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Action Plan

U.S. Government Gets Behind Great Lakes Restoration The Obama administration has released a five-year blueprint for applying $2.2 billion to repair a century’s worth of damage to the Great Lakes. That resource is the backbone of several U.S. regional economies dependent on tourism, outdoor recreation, shipping and manufacturing and a source of drinking water for 30 million people. Last year, Congress approved the first installment of $475 million; Obama has requested $300 million more as of October. The giant ecosystem has been plagued by toxic contamination, shrinking wildlife habitat and invasive species, the latest threat being Asian carp. The massive national and regional effort intends to improve water quality, clean up toxic hot spots and phosphorus runoff, eliminate invasive species and protect wetlands. Goals include saving key species like the lake sturgeon, now endangered due to overharvesting and habitat degradation. Canadian activists have released a complementary plan calling for their government to get busy eliminating pollution and invasive species, and protecting water flows. Four of the five lakes border on both countries. “To see the Americans move on [this issue] will, we hope, force our federal and provincial governments to move in the same direction,” says Ontario Environment Minister John Gerretsen. “Substantial amounts of money are going to be required.” According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Great Lakes contain about 84 percent of the surface freshwater in North America and 21 percent of the world’s total supply.

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Dad’s Involvement with Young Kids Aids Achievement A study by the University of Illinois attests that fathers who change diapers and engage in a range of playful activities with their young children stay more involved as their offspring grow older. Families also realize positive effects on the youngsters’ academic achievement and social skills, findings that are supported by earlier studies. Significantly, the researchers found that when fathers build close, loving relationships with their children in the preschool years, they’re “writing a script” that determines how connected they are, and that script will continue past early childhood. Affectionate gestures establish and continue that involvement. “That can be as simple as a father winking at his threeyear-old,” says Brent McBride, professor of human development at the university. In contrast, fathers who seek to establish a close bond when the child is older have a more difficult time because, McBride warns, “the moment has passed.”

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Due in part to higher gasoline prices and frustrations associated with airline travel, long-distance rail travel for 2008 and 2009 was up 24 percent and 19 percent, respectively, compared with 2007. Amtrak, America’s passenger railroad, is busy improving speed and customer service, while building new routes to include underserved and unserved communities. The company is benefiting from reauthorization of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act, robustly supported by the Obama administration. Current U.S. routes comprise 22,000 rail miles. Lodging and features range from roomettes and bedroom packages that include meals to family suites with showers. Passengers enjoy panoramic scenic views from second-story sightseeing lounge cars and can gather to mingle, watch a movie or share a meal and refreshments. “The relaxed atmosphere seems to encourage people to [open up and] tell their life stories,” comments John Pitt, author of The Bradt Travel Guide, USA by Rail. Tips for traveling the rails include: make friends with the car attendant; pack easy-to-prepare foods and water from home, small toys and games for the kids plus pillows and blankets for everyone; and stock an essentials bag with binoculars, books, cards, maps with rail lines, earplugs, eyeshade, pocket flashlight, sunglasses and a cheap digital watch with an alarm. For detailed information on routes and more, visit



unners can improve both their short- and long-term performance results by reducing the amount of training by 25 percent and introducing speed endurance work into their regimens. By doing short sprints three to four times a week during a recent study, runners improved their times in 10-kilometer runs by a full minute after just six to nine weeks of such altered training. Source: University of Copenhagen, 2009

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ypical dietary tactics to relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) usually have short-lived effects because the avoidance of certain foods doesn’t seem to tackle the root of the problem, which is an overly sensitized digestive system reacting to stress. Reporting on this widespread problem, the British Medical Journal notes that an increasing number of gastroenterologists are now looking to hypnotherapy to help their patients cope with the unpleasant and often painful symptoms. Dr. Roland Valori, editor of the journal Frontline Gastroenterology, said that of 100 patients treated, 90 found that hypnotherapy significantly improved their symptoms and gave them more control over the condition.


ased on prolific research, experts generally agree that diet plays a key role in reducing the risk of prostate cancer. They recommend eating foods low in fat, keeping portions of meat and dairy small and avoiding highly processed or charcoaled meats, while loading up on fruits and vegetables. The kinds of produce identified as having anticancer properties include tomatoes, papaya, cantaloupe, cauliflower and broccoli. Drinking green tea also helps, as it contains an active compound that prevents and curbs the progression of prostate cancer. In addition, various studies propose vitamin E, zinc and selenium as aids in reducing the risk of this type of cancer. Plant oils, nuts and seeds are naturally rich sources of vitamin E. Zinc is abundant in pumpkin seeds and oysters. Brown rice and whole grains supply selenium. Sources: American Association for Cancer Research, 2009 and Wiley-Blackwell, 2009

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Brains in Trouble Natural Ways N to Quiet Snoring

early all of us are high-tech jugglers these days as we race to keep up with emails and instant message conversations while jumping between websites or watching television. But be aware that people who are regularly bombarded with multiple electronic media streams are paying a big mental price, according to recent research from Stanford University. “They’re suckers for irrelevancy,” concludes Professor Clifford Nass, who participated in the study. “Everything distracts them.” The researchers found that heavy multitaskers consistently underperform those who prefer to complete one task at a time. Weaknesses include their inability to pay attention to detail, organize memory and switch from one job to the next.


noring can interfere with any couple’s rest, but a recent article published in the Mayo Clinic newsletter offers good news if the snoring is due to ordinary causes not linked to the more serious condition of sleep apnea, a serious health concern in which breathing stops during sleep. Counselors suggest six natural ways to reduce snoring or eliminate it altogether: ■Avoid alcohol ~ Alcohol consump-



ating less and exercising more isn’t quite enough when it comes to pursuing or maintaining a healthy weight. New research from Northwestern University shows that eating at the right times helps, too. The researchers believe that eating later at night, when the body wants to sleep, may influence weight gain because its natural circadian rhythms (the internal clock that responds to light and dark cycles) also regulate energy use and prompt the body to burn nighttime calories less efficiently than during daylight. Source: American Association for Cancer Research, 2009

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tion can cause excessive muscle relaxation in the tongue, mouth and soft palate, causing them to sag into the airway. Avoiding alcohol for at least four hours before bedtime may help.

■Lose weight ~ Extra bulk may con-

strict airways, contributing to snoring.

■Relieve nasal obstruction ~ Adhesive

nasal strips or saline nasal sprays can help reduce nasal obstruction and congestion that contribute to snoring.

■Change sleep positions ~ For those

who sleep on their backs, the tongue can sag and narrow the airway during sleep. A physician can suggest techniques to learn how to sleep comfortably in other positions.

■Stop smoking ~ Smoking is associ-

ated with an increased risk of snoring. People who stop smoking have a lower rate of snoring.

■Try assistive devices ~ The most

effective treatment for snoring is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. It delivers pressurized air through a mask, keeping the upper airway open during sleep. If a person has difficulty wearing a mask at bedtime, an oral appliance supplied by a specially trained dentist or orthodontist can help keep the throat open. Though most snoring is harmless, snorers should consult a doctor to rule out sleep apnea.


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esearch published in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics supports a direct link between the regular practice of yoga, with its breathing exercises, stretching, poses, relaxation and meditation, and heart health. The researchers point to yoga’s impact on the nervous system, which regulates heart rate through the sympathetic nervous system that causes the heart rate to rise, and the parasympathetic nervous system, which slows it down. When the two systems work well together, they ensure that the heart rate is steady, yet ready to respond to external changes if needed, such as the fight or flight response. The study of 84 volunteers showed that regular yoga practitioners have a stronger, more flexible parasympathetic control, which helps them ease out of stressful situations more easily. The researchers concluded that this translates into the desirable qualities of higher heart rate variability, more resistance to stress and an overall healthier heart. Source: Inderscience Publishers, 2009

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ood backyard chefs know the distinction between barbecue and grilling and revel in trying new tricks with their favorite tools while they cook up a fun feast for family and friends. Few, however, may know that the original barbecue, or barbacoa, was the term that Spanish explorers used to describe the meat smoking and drying methods introduced to them by native peoples in the Americas. Smoke originally was used to drive away bugs while lending a tasty flavor to their meat-preparing process. This slow, low temperature method of outdoor cooking still employs an indirect heat source, like hot coals, and cooking times of between two and 12 hours. In some recipes, burning Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified mesquite or wood chips adds a smoky flavor to the food; in others, it tenderizes it. Grilling, by contrast, uses higher temperatures and direct heat from flames. Cooking times range between three and 30 minutes and grilled meats rarely have a smoky taste.

Charcoal Choices

Lump Charcoal ~ A favorite choice of “green” grillers, lump charcoal is made of either natural wood (from trees or sawmills) or processed wood (from building material scraps, furniture remnants, pallets, flooring scraps, etc.). FSC-certified charcoal and coconut shell charcoal are good bets. Lump

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charcoal will burn hot and fast if unlimited oxygen is available, so it is best suited for grills that allow the user to control the airflow. Charcoal Briquettes ~ Briquettes are useful when cooking on an open grill or whenever airflow can’t be controlled. But avoid self-starting instantlight briquettes and lighter fluid, which contain several harmful additives. Note that most commercial briquettes consist of crushed charcoal mixed with some additives that improve combustibility and bind the charcoal together. The mixture is compressed into uniform, pillow-shaped chunks that generally burn slowly at a constant temperature, regardless of airflow. Be aware that additives in briquettes can leave a bad taste in food and even be harmful if not fully burned off; always burn charcoal for the time recommended by the manufacturer before putting food on the grill. A good lighting method begins with an electric charcoal starter or a metal charcoal chimney starter. Other igniting aids include natural wood lighters or lighter cubes. Cleaner and greener grills avoid charcoal altogether. They may be fueled by propane, electricity or even solar energy.

What to Grill

Grassfed Meats ~ The number one rule for cooking pastured meat is not to overcook it. It needs about 30 percent

less cooking time than fattier conventional beef and tastes best if cooked medium-rare to medium. If cooking hamburgers made with pasture-raised beef, add caramelized onions or other moisturizing ingredients to compensate for the leaner meat. Chicken or Pork ~ Consider brining the meat beforehand to ensure that it is extra tender and won’t dry out on the grill. Submerge the meat in a mixture of one cup of table salt and one gallon of very cold or ice water for up to 24 hours before grilling. For a crispy skin, remove meat from the brine, pat dry and refrigerate for a couple of hours before cooking. Ultimate Burgers ~ Shannon Hayes, author of The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook, cites Loren Olsen’s “Tips for Cooking the Ultimate Hamburger.” Before placing over medium-high heat on a clean, hot grill (which may be swiped with olive oil), Olsen recommends preparing patties by gently pressing the center to create a small depression in one side to assure even cooking. But don’t press or poke the burgers while cooking, in order to preserve the juicy interior. Season with natural salt and freshly ground

pepper. Leave the grill uncovered and cook to a minimum internal temperature of 160° F. For six-ounce patties, grill 2-1/2 minutes on the first side and 3 minutes after flipping for a medium burger. Toast split buns on the grill rack for the last 45 to 60 seconds of the cooking time. Hot Dogs ~ Choose hot dogs that are produced by sustainable meat companies and do not contain any fillers, byproducts or additives, like MSG or nitrates. Or, skip the meat altogether and try a vegetarian soy dog. Veggies ~ The key is to use locally grown, sustainably raised/organic fruits and vegetables. Natural flavors come through from produce picked within a day or so of eating, pre-empting the need for many seasonings or sauces. Just brush on some extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle on natural salt and fresh-ground pepper to taste to enjoy both favorites and exotic veggies straight from the grill. Vegetables don’t need the same high heat that meat does, so it’s best to cook them over medium heat toward the sides of the grill. For more information visit Find related recipes on page 24.

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wisewords imaginings of the mind and back to our center. This simple act empowers us in all situations and in our relationships.

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How have yoga disciplines bettered relationships within your family?


for me from childhood. In my teens and early 20s, I surfed and participated in martial arts competitions. Yoga not only gave me a background for all the sports I participated in, it provided a platform for my athletic training and helped heal and rebuild my body after injuries. In my 30s, and now my 40s, yoga has been my pillar as I enter new phases of life. In challenging times, yoga has been like a friend that helped me work through stress and emotions. It’s a tool that continues to help me find peace and freedom, as well as personal power.

The true effectiveness of yoga shows when we take our practice into life situations. I have three sons, ages 17, 14 and 10. Teenagers communicate on a different level because they are trying to make their own way in the world and find their sense of self; I now find myself interacting with my two older sons on a new level. When they were younger, I called the shots, but now they want to do that, which results in a back-and-forth dance of communication. When I am practicing yoga, I find that instead of reacting to their challenges from a position of control, I am centered, calm and less reactive. Rather than giving them something to rebel against, I am able to respond more consciously. Overall, when I am centered and grounded in my body and breathing, I’m not in my head, intellectualizing about what is happening. Rather, I’m connected with my heart center. Immediately, my perception shifts from thoughts of the past or future into the present, which is the best place to be, because I’m with “what is, as is,” and I can respond from a place of compassion. I like that I feel more complete when I’m engaged with my children.

Which yoga skill is the most useful in everyday life?

What advice do you give someone who wants to begin a yoga practice?

In Baptiste yoga, we emphasize being present in the moment by connecting with the body, which we consider to be an anchor for the mind. For example, when an individual who lives largely in their head is asked to connect with their breath, foot or leg while holding a yoga pose, they immediately come into the present moment. This is a strong tool to take off the mat and into everyday life. When we take the time to connect again and again throughout the day to our breath or to our body, we are drawn away from the mental concepts and

An all-day immersion experience is a great way to start. Then, practicing yoga daily for at least 20 to 30 minutes is better than practicing for one hour three times a week A regular yoga practice has cumulative results: The body changes and becomes stronger, deals better with stress and benefits from enhanced energy flows; practitioners enjoy an overall feeling of well-being and a sense of ease within their own body.

A Conversation with Baron Baptiste


or 20 years, Baron Baptiste, founder of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, has served as an inspirational yoga teacher, author and leader in the realm of personal transformation. He has influenced the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world and across cultures. Here, he comments on yoga’s life-changing benefits. What is Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga? Baptiste yoga focuses on what creates results for people on the physical, mental and emotional levels, so that they can feel more empowered and at ease in their everyday lives. I developed this style of power yoga over many years of working with men, women and youths. It adapts to an individual’s level of ability and encourages students to integrate universal timeless and spiritual principles into their daily lives. Why should yoga students feel part of a global community? Yoga means union, and is practiced throughout the world, regardless of language or cultural barriers; in a sense, we are all connected via our humanity. Just as with the effects of the universal language of music, people feel the rhythm and power of yoga in their bodies. How has yoga helped you? Yoga is an anchor in my life. It’s hard to imagine what life would be like without yoga. Physically, it’s always been there


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WHAT WORKS: Dr. Oz’ 25 Greatest Men’s Health Tips by Dr. Mehmet Oz


atients are among my best teachers. They’ve taught me how to communicate clearly—and how to live a better life. On The Dr. Oz Show, I’ve learned that once people are emotionally involved, change happens quickly, especially if they feel that their behavior is letting loved ones down. Large-scale change seems daunting. We want simple routines that we can automatically follow. Adopt some of the steps described here, which work for me and that anyone can do, and you will like your life more in just a couple of weeks. Plus, you’ll live longer.

1: Roll on the Floor Laughing Laughing not only eases stress, promotes social bonding and lowers blood pressure; it may also boost your immune system. So bring some humor into your life, whether it’s through friends, a television show or something else that tickles your funny bone.

2: Don’t Skip Breakfast Eating fiber in the morning means less hunger late in the afternoon, when you’re most likely to feel tired and gorge yourself on sugar. My morning dose comes from steel-cut oatmeal, usually mixed with raisins, walnuts and flaxseed oil. An early start on eating also keeps your metabolism more active throughout the day; breakfast eaters are thinner than people who just rush out the door.

3: Hit the Sack Jay and Dave are funny, but they’re not worth the strain on your system. Seven hours of sleep a night not only helps you live longer, it also lowers your stress, sharpens your memory and reduces cravings for pantssplitting foods. Set a bedtime and stick to it. My target is 10:30 p.m. I record the late shows and then watch them the next day as I pedal a stationary bike.

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4: Admire Your Work

Don’t be so trigger-happy with the flusher. Turn around and take a look at your poop, which speaks volumes about your gut and overall health. Poop should be smooth and S-shaped, like your colon. If it comes out too lumpy, or drops into the bowl like marbles, you’re constipated; increase your fiber and water intake.

5: Don’t Pamper Your Bad Back

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Even if you’re hunched over in agony, spending more time in bed will only make a bad back worse. The latest research shows that bed rest weakens back muscles and prolongs the suffering. Married men with this problem may suffer more than single men because they’re tempted to lie back and enjoy all the pampering they receive. The best solution is to get up, take a pain reliever and be a soldier.

6: Taste the Colors

Foods with bright, rich colors are packed with flavonoids and carotenoids, powerful compounds that bind with the damaging free radicals in your body, lowering inflammation. Eat nine fistfuls of colorful fruits and vegetables each day and you’ll reap the benefits without having to give up other foods. Whenever I shop the produce aisle, I’m reminded that these foods are often more powerful than the drugs sold in pharmacies. My favorites are arugula and blueberries.

7: Brushing is Not Enough If you plan to spend your later years eating more than yogurt and apple sauce, invest in some floss. No matter how thoroughly or long you brush your teeth, you’re missing a good portion of their total surface. That’s like washing one armpit after a workout. But the dangers of skipping floss go beyond hygiene: The bacteria that linger can increase your risk of heart disease.

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8: Take a Deep Belly Breath

Do this anywhere, anytime. Push out your bellows and suck air through your nose until your lungs are full. They’ll fill with nitric oxide, a chemical found in the back of your nose that opens up blood vessels. The dose of oxygen will make you feel happier and more alert. This is my secret technique for calming down in the face of challenges.

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Yoga is the most important exercise of my daily routine. Being surrounded by beautiful women in spandex should be reason enough to join a class, but if you need more motivation, consider this: Yoga eases stress, lowers blood pressure, slows heart rate and increases flexibility. There’s nothing mystical about it. Loosening your muscles will make them more adaptable, so you may be less likely to injure yourself playing

sports. Sure, some of the poses may look ridiculous, but that’s for a reason. Yoga can reach and work muscles that are ignored during routine sports and daily life. My favorite maneuver is the sun salutation.

10: Don’t Be an Island

Ever wonder why women live longer than men? One major reason is that they form tight networks and actually talk about their problems. If you face life’s stresses alone, you will make yourself older. With another person’s love and support, the inner aging associated with stress can be reduced.

11: Avoid Fad Diets

The secret to weight loss is not to avoid carbs, fats, yellow foods, solid foods or foods that start with the letter G. The real trick is to lower your daily intake by about 100 calories. You’ll hardly notice, but it’ll add up to a loss of about 10 pounds in a year. Calorie restriction has been shown to lengthen life (in rats and monkeys). I cut back once a year to reset my appetite and taste buds. Healthy foods taste great afterwards.

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12: Be a Smart Patient

Professionals can help keep you in good health, but the responsibility ultimately falls on you. Seek a second opinion before undergoing any medical procedure, because 30 percent of the time, that opinion will change the diagnosis or plan. Keep a written medical history and educate yourself about any family problems. You might even consider signing onto Microsoft HealthVault or Google Health, so your files would be accessible in case you find yourself in trouble away from home.

13: Lose the Beer Belly

Most men fasten their belts below their waists. It’s just another way of avoiding the truth about their gut. Grab a tape measure and put it around your body at the level of your belly button. That number should be less than half your height. For my six-foot, one-inch frame, for example, I need to keep my waist under 36.5 inches. If avoiding heart attacks and diabetes isn’t enough motivation to eliminate that gut, consider this: For every point your body mass index is over 25, your testosterone drops 3 percent, which isn’t

very manly.

14: Go Green

I drink green tea three times a day. It’s packed with heartboosting and cancer-stopping polyphenols that black tea doesn’t offer. These beneficial chemicals are lost when it’s fermented. Green tea also delivers a boost of alertness, but from a smaller dose of caffeine than black tea. Green tea can even fight dandruff, although only if you pour the cooled tea directly onto your scalp.

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Pain Relief While You Sleep: The MUA Experience


hen most people hear the phrase ‘pain management’, they think of steroid injections, addictive narcotic pain medications, epidural injections, or even more invasive procedures like spinal stimulator implants. Unfortunately, none of these therapies actually corrects the cause of the pain, but rather masks the pain by blocking nerve transmission, or by dampening pain receptors in the brain. In many cases, people who have tried one of these therapies have usually tried several of these, with little success. Now, a new procedure, called manipulation under anesthesia (MUA), is available at the American Surgical Center in West Bloomfield. MUA is a decades-old osteopathic procedure where the patient is given a sedative medication, and while sedated, the patient’s back and joints are taken through a series of stretches to break up the scar tissue and fibrous adhesions that restrict normal joint movement and thus correct the underlying cause of back, neck, and joint pain. Since the patient is under sedation, he/she feels no pain whatsoever, and the muscles can be stretched and massaged to their fullest potential without any resistance. The entire procedure lasts about 20 minutes, and is typically repeated over a 3-5 day span. The majority of patients who have MUA report an average 80-85% overall improvement by the end of the MUA protocol. In fact, a recent study in the Journal of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgery showed that 58% of patients who receive MUA totally eliminate their need for pain medication. Even up to 6 months after the MUA, patients’ pain levels are still reduced an average of 62%. In a similar study, nearly 95% of all patients who were out of work due to injury were back to work within 6

months following the MUA procedure. According to Dr. Megan Strauchman, medical director of the Michigan MUA Group, “this is great news for patients who are out of work, and need to support their families. MUA gets people out of pain rapidly, and gets them up and moving again in a very minimal amount of time.” The Michigan MUA Group, headed by Dr. Strauchman, is a network of Michigan physicians who are all certified to perform MUA for chronic pain. Their network of physicians is located in various cities throughout the Metro Detroit area. Until now, Michigan residents would have had to travel outof-state for this revolutionary pain management procedure. “MUA is an ideal treatment for people with fibromyalgia, disc bulges or herniations, failed back or neck surgery, frozen shoulder, and for people who’ve tried unsuccessfully to get relief from chiropractic care, physical therapy, steroid injections, or continue to live off of addictive pain killers,” says Dr. Strauchman. People interested in having the MUA procedure require a preliminary evaluation by a Michigan MUA Group physician, like Dr. Strauchman. This evaluation consists of a physical exam, x-rays, laboratory studies, and sometimes neurodiagnostic testing, which determines whether not the patient will achieve a good clinical result. For more information on MUA, contact Mary or Caroline at the American Surgical Center: 248-5387095 or visit For N. Oakland/Genesee County, call Dr. Megan Strauchman, Natural Pain Relief & Wellness Centers, Grand Blanc: 810-6943576.



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15: Sweat Until You’re Wet

If you can work up a sweat for just one hour a week, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits, including a reduced risk of heart attack, better mood and lower blood pressure. I like interval training on the elliptical, with 15 pullups and 15 dips after every 10 minutes. Your muscles will become more efficient, so you’ll have more stamina for more enjoyable activities that also work up a sweat.

16: Save Some Money

Most people rank personal finance as their number one stressor, usually because they feel powerless about it. Stress not only shortens lives, it also drives people to habits like smoking, drinking or binge eating. Keep some money in a special bank account, safe from your lust for a new television, and you’ll establish an emotional comfort zone with major health benefits.

17: Have as Much Sex as Possible

If a 50-something man could have sex 700 times a year, the exercise and stress reduction would make him look and feel years younger. I wouldn’t recommend quitting your day job in order to hit that number—but what’s the harm in trying? The next time your loved one says she has a headache, tell her she’s literally killing you. It works for me.

18: Know Your Numbers, then Aim Lower

Take the part of your brain dedicated to your local steak house’s phone num-

ber and reassign it to your heart’s vital signs. These include blood pressure (which ideally should be below 115 over 75), LDL cholesterol (under 100), resting heart rate (under 70), and fasting blood sugar (under 100). If your numbers aren’t ideal, change your diet until they improve.

I strongly urge you to grab your testicles and check them for bumps at least once a month. Each testicle should feel smooth and slightly soft, and one should hang slightly lower than the other, like two avocados (which, in Aztec, actually means “testicles”) growing on a tree.

22: Hit the Dance Floor

Crosswords and card games aren’t the only way to keep a brain razor sharp. It turns out that any kind of dancing with complex moves is stimulating enough to give neurons a workout. Even the simplest moves provide some physical exercise. So don’t be such a wallflower on your next night out. As a bonus, dancing may help you with tip number 17.

19: Add Some Weights

Just 30 minutes twice a week spent lifting weights can build significant muscle mass. What’s more, working all that muscle burns tons of calories, making it a great way to lose your gut, too. Don’t have weights? Try lifting yourself: Pull-ups are the most valuable muscle-building exercises I do. Trainer Bob Greene pointed out to me that pull-ups work the back, pecs, arms and belly all at once. Because you’re lifting yourself, you’ll think twice before eating that doughnut, because you’ll just have to lift it later. A simple setup in a door frame is convenient and inexpensive.

20: Grab Your Nuts

Nuts are among the best sources of healthful fats and protein around. I keep a bag of walnuts in my fridge and use their massive dose of omega-3 fatty acids to boost my brainpower while I see patients. Half of a handful eaten about 30 minutes before a meal will temper your appetite and help you avoid the drive-thru.

21: No, Seriously, Grab Your Nuts

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men ages 15 to 35, but it’s usually curable if caught early enough.

The HCG Weight Loss Program Hits Genesee County! Lose 1-2 Pounds Per Day! Grand Blanc, MI – Since author Kevin Trudeau published his book “Weight Loss Cures They Don’t Want You to Know About,” which discussed the HCG weight loss protocol, people all over the country are looking for doctors willing to prescribe this revolutionary diet program. HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone that is naturally created during pregnancy. However, 50 years ago, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons discovered that HCG could be used in tiny doses to curb hunger, increase metabolism, and to cause the body to use its fat reserves for energy. Over time, Dr. Simeons perfected the dosage of the HCG, as well as the amount of calories to which people should be limited. The HCG weight loss revolution is now available right here in Genesee County. Dr. Megan Strauchman, medical director of the Natural Wellness & Pain Relief Centers in Grand Blanc, is now offering an exclusive HCG weight loss protocol based

upon Dr. Simeons’ work. The program is designed over a 12 week cycle, and a calorierestricted diet is followed for a total of 15 weeks. Not only are people losing weight like never before, but many are also taking less prescription medications. As their weight comes down, other health problems naturally resolve on their own, like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and even chronic neck, back, and knee pain. As a recent testimony, a personal friend of Dr. Strauchman has lost a total of 73 pounds since this past January 2010. For more information on how to get started on the HCG weight loss protocol, please call Dr. Strauchman’s office directly at 810-694-3576. You can also email her at for more information. Due to the popularity of this weight loss protocol, there may be a short waiting period to start the diet, so make your decision as fast as possible to get started right away.


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24: Learn to Cook

Do you think you know how much butter goes into preparing those mashed potatoes at a restaurant? You’re probably off by half. If you can cook, you not only save money, but also gain control over what goes into your meals. Plus, for most women, a man who knows how to cook is as sexy as one who stars in movies. I have trouble boiling water. Thankfully, I’m already married.

25: Some Pills Should Be Popped The indoor life gives modern man protection from the elements. Unfortunately, roughly half of us are deficient in vitamin D, for which the sun is a major source. This crucial vitamin may aid in fighting cancer, diabetes and heart disease. I take a 1,000 IU supplement each morning.

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Clean Composting Turning Waste into an Asset by Brita Belli


iscarded vegetable ends, eggshells, coffee grounds and lawn clippings… most of us throw away a huge amount of compostable material. What could be a significant environmental asset, if transformed into nutritious garden soil, has become instead a major environmental problem. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that yard trimmings and food residuals together account for 26 percent of our total municipal solid waste stream. Also, unnecessary food waste doesn’t just happen at home— it’s a fact of life for most restaurants, stadiums, convention centers, hotels, schools and anywhere else people gather to eat. Choosing to turn scraps into rich fertile soil, courtesy of beneficial bacteria and fungi, has multiple advantages. It creates rich humus for high-yield crops, works to suppress plant diseases and pests and limits the need for chemical fertilizers. Those same organic scraps have a devastating effect on the environment when they are trapped in oxygen-starved landfills. Due to their highly compacted nature, organic waste is not able to fully decompose and releases methane—a global warming gas that’s 25 times more damaging to air quality than carbon dioxide. Part of the challenge is that there’s

no widespread collection system in place to encourage or require municipal composting. Unlike the bottles and cans we place in handy curbside bins, or the newspapers and cardboard we tie and separate for recycling trucks, food waste doesn’t yet have designated places to be taken to. A few cities are changing that model, but others are slow to follow. Seattle was the first to require households to compost food waste; San Francisco was the first to add businesses and restaurants. These progressive cities provide green compost carts for food scraps, including meat, bones, seafood and dairy plus soiled paper, like tea bags, coffee filters and greasy pizza boxes; and yard trimmings including grasses, branches and leaves. All of these can thus be safely diverted from landfills. But where city collection of compostable materials is not yet a reality, clean composting at home is an answer. Whether in an urban apartment or a suburban home, composting has

never been simpler. “Keeping your pile aerated is key to keeping it odor-free,” counsels Elle MacKenna, a home improvement contractor and design consultant. “A good mix of materials will allow oxygen in, keeping smells away and helping your pile compost quicker.” She suggests adding moist, shredded newspaper or thin cardboard to give some variety to the compost make-up. Farmer Annie Farrell, of Millstone Farm, in Wilton, Connecticut, which specializes in heirloom, organic vegetables and heritage (pure-bred) chickens, sheep and pigs, says composting at home is as simple as investing in three metal or plastic garbage cans designated for the purpose of food waste and yard scraps. She sets the three cans off the ground using cinder blocks, drilling half-inch holes into the cans to allow air to circulate. Next, she layers foliage clippings, food matter and old newspapers in what she describes as a “lasagna-like mix,” in bin number one. As the mixture begins to decompose, she dumps it into the second bin, followed by the third bin when it’s almost ready for use. (Using multiple bins to “turn” the compost also allows oxygen in, an essential part of the process.) Farrell likes to use bungee cords to secure the lids to prevent animals from getting in. Other store-bought variations on composting bins range from compact ceramic, bamboo and stainless steel crocks and pails for indoor storage to outdoor tumblers (for easy turning) and stackable “worm bins” that can hold up to 90 gallons. When worms are enlisted, composting goes by the name of vermiculture. Worms—ideally, red worms, which do well in confinement and eat more than their own weight in food each day—produce the most fertile garden soil. They also speed the process of breaking down waste into soil, while helping to keep smells at bay. Kids also are more likely to get involved when adults enlist the help of a few hundred wiggling allies. Brita Belli is the editor of E – The Environmental Magazine.

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Recipes from ConsciousEating article on page 12.

Shrimp and Fruit Kabobs

Serves 6. Serve with noodles. 1 lb large raw shrimp, shelled and deveined 1½ cups apricot-ginger sauce as glaze, divided 3 medium plums, pitted and cut in half 3 medium red Bartlett pears or 3 fresh peaches, pitted and cut into quarters 1 small pineapple, skinned and cut into 1-inch chunks 1. Combine shrimp and 1 cup glaze in a large bowl and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 2. Remove shrimp from glaze. Alternately, thread shrimp, plums, pears or peaches, and pineapple onto six 15-inch skewers, leaving about 1/8-inch between each piece to allow even cooking. 3. Preheat grill to medium. Grill shrimp kabobs, turning occasionally, until shrimp turns opaque throughout and fruit is browned and tender; it takes about 8 to 10 minutes. Baste with remaining glaze during the last 3 minutes of cooking.

Honey-Basil Veggie Kabobs Serves 6. Serve with grilled tofu, seafood or pasta. 3 small green zucchini, cut diagonally into 1-inch chunks 3 small yellow squash, cut diagonally into 1-inch chunks ½ lb baby bella mushrooms 1 lb cherry tomatoes 1 cup honey-basil sauce Wash vegetables and place in a large bowl. Add sauce; toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Onto six 15-inch bamboo skewers, alternately thread zucchini, squash, mushrooms and tomatoes. Leave about 1/8 inch between each piece to allow even cooking. Preheat grill to medium. Grill kabobs, turning occasionally, until golden and tender, about 10-15 minutes. Recipes by Ying Chang Compestine, author, Secrets from the Healthy Asian Kitchen.


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THURSDAY, MAY 27 Pilates for Relaxation - 6-8 PM. Join us to learn to relax. Through proper breathing, exercise, and a few tricks you can release your tension and really relax. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your water bottle. $29. Mott Community Education, Lapeer. Info: 810-667-6546.

TUESDAY, JUNE 1 Spiritual Growth - Being Your Highest Self 6:30pm-8:30pm. Spiritual Growth class is all about tapping into higher consciousness that is available for those of you who want to grow spiritually, to raise your vibration, and to be your Higher Self in your everyday life. Class is a combination of lecture, discussion, reading and meditation. $15.00. Soothe Your Soul, 20 Hudson Street, Oxford. Pam Ziskie or Hannah Schroeder 248-236-9855.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5 FREE Energy Tour - 10am. Upland Hills Provides a Free Energy Tour with one of our energy specialist that covers the practical applications of conservering energy, plus a guided tour of the center. FREE. Upland Hills, Oxford. Info: 248-693-1021. See ad page 13. Vitamin Analysis -12-2pm. Are you not sure what vitamins to take? Learn to create a smart vitamin routine that is not filled with empty promises and gimmicks. Bring your vitamins and see if your routine is balanced and complete. OM Wellness practitioner Troy Farwell. $25. Upland Hills, Oxford. Info: 248-693-1021. See ad page 13.

SUNDAY, JUNE 6 Compost for your Garden - 2pm. Help reduce what goes into the landfill and learn what is needed to add this valuable garden ingredient, plus the benefits of composting. Ages 10 and older. $2 per person plus vehicle entry permit. Preregister. Kensington Metropark Nature Center near Milford/Brighton. Info: 800-477-3178.

MONDAY, JUNE 7 La Leche League of North Oakland County 10am-12pm. Breastfeeding Support For mothers and mothers-to-be who want to breastfeed. Babies and toddlers are welcome! FREE. Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 N Church Street. Info: Jillian 248-627-5893.

TUESDAY, JUNE 8 Cancer & Prevention - 4-5:30pm. Sherril Natzke speaks on importance of mind, body & spirit connection to healing the body and boosting your immune system. Guest Speaker Roberta Hardy on the importance of supplements. FREE. Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd, Davison. Reservations: 810-658-1566. See ad page 9.

TUESDAY, JUNE 8 Open House, Sweat Lodge - 7pm, Introduction to Red Lodge, a yearlong shamanic training program. Explore ancient wisdom and earth-based knowledge. Authentic Living Center, Troy. Info: Debbie 248-414-5376, email: FTLodge@aol or visit the website at: See ad page 8.

FRIDAY, JUNE 11 Dharma Talk - 7:15-8:30pm. A provocative, informative, and inspiring talk on yoga philosophy. Classical and Tantric viewpoints will be presented, making the philosophy of yoga relevant for our 21st century lives. $15. Yoga For Life, 1194 S Lapeer Road, Lake Orion. Heidi Peters 248-693-9932.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12 River Day - 9am-Noon. Come out and help clean up the North Branch of the Clinton River and get a free T-shirt! FREE plus vehicle entry permit. Preregistration not req’d. Huron Clinton Metropark Farm Center. Info: 800-477-3315. Learn about Geothermal - 11am. Larry Kaufman, DTE's Energy Guru, will be providing a free energy class on geothermal. FREE. Upland Hills, Oxford. Info: 248-693-1021. See ad page 13.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16 Diabetes & Prevention - 12-1pm. FAMILY Pharmicy seminar helpful to you and those you love. Learn about Medicare and Diabetes benefits. FREE. Grand Blanc Senior Center, 12632 Pagels Dr, Grand Blanc. Reservations: 810-953-3202. See ad page 9. Cancer & Prevention - 4-5:30pm. Sherril Natzke speaks on importance of mind, body & spirit connection to healing the body and boosting your immune system. FREE. Grand Blanc Senior Center, 12632 Pagels Dr, Grand Blanc. Reservations: 810-9533202. See ad page 9. Hidden Nutritional Thyroid Dysfunction - 7pm. Join Sandra L. Waters, RN and learn why you cannot lose weight and about hidden nutritional thyroid dysfunction. Discover what foods to avoid; and the right foods to choose. Free thyroid scan using Nutrition Response Testing. FREE. Whole Foods, 7350 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield. Reservations: 248-698-8855.

THURSDAY, JUNE 17 Pharmacist Talk Day & Diabetic Shoe Fitting 12:30-3:30pm. Meet one-on-one with a pharmacist to get questions answered about medications and check your Rx's. Get FREE Diabetic shoe fitting by FAMILY Pharmicy certified specialist. Learn about Medicare and diabetes benefits. FREE. Grand Blanc Senior Center, 12632 Pagels Dr, Grand Blanc. Reservations: 810-953-3202. See ad page 9.

Wild Ones River Day Event - 9am-2pm. Wild Ones North Oakland Chapter and River of Life host FREE fun filled activities for entire family at Depot Park (375 Depot Park, Clarkston) in honor of this annual Clinton River Watershed event. Info: Laura Gruzwalski 248-454-6856.

Diabetes & Prevention & Diabetic Shoe Fitting 6:30-7:30pm. FAMILY Pharmicy seminar helpful to you and those you love. Get FREE Diabetic shoe fitting by FAMILY Pharmicy certified specialist. Learn about Medicare and Diabetes benefits. FREE. Swartz Creek Senior Center, 8095 Civic Dr, Swartz Creek. Reservations: 810-635-4122. See ad page 9.



Feldenkrais® Training Introduction - 10am-Noon. FREE Training introduction to the Michigan/Ontario Feldenkrais Professional Training Program. Movement and Healing Center, Colombiere Conference Center, 5386 Bronco, Clarkston. Info: 248-9229234. See ad page 22.

Father’s Day Hike - Sunday, June 20, Visit the Mill on Father’s Day, and take him on a hike on the Mother Earth Trail. Cake and punch served at noon. FREE plus vehicle entry permit. Preregistration not req’d. Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center, Ray Twp. Info: 586-752-5932.



St. Elizabeth Feast Day - 6-7:30pm. This program includes a Spring Wildgathering Walk to gather women's herbs and we'll look for wild roses, Elizabeth's signature flower. Tea and treats featuring roses afterward. Handout included, must register ahead $10. Hilltop Barn, 4073 North Lk. Rd, Columbiaville. Cassey Mieslik 810-793-2401.

Health Fair - 1-4pm. Informative and helpful to those you love. Learn how to improve the quality of your life. FREE. Carmen Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S Graham Rd, Flint. Info: 810-732-6290. See ad page 9.

Diabetes & Prevention - 12pm. FAMILY Pharmicy seminar helpful to you and those you love. Learn about Medicare and Diabetes benefits. FREE. Eastside Senior Center, 3065 N Genesee Rd, Flint. Reservations: 810-250-5000. See ad page 9.

Let's Talk Thyroid - 6:30pm. Come and interact with Dr. Strauchman on natural solutions for hypothyroidism. Free gift to all attendees. Workshop has limited seating; call to reserve your spot. FREE. Natural Pain Relief & Wellness Centers, 10683 S Saginaw St, Grand Blanc. 810-694-3576. See ads pages 18 & 19.

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FRIDAY JUNE 25 Women's Conscious Raising Class - 6:30-8:30pm. Presented by Diane Lepel. Be part of a group of women who desire positive changes in their lives. Learn how to guide your life on a higher consciousness level. This new knowledge will transform the way you see yourself and your life in general. $25. Soothe Your Soul, 20 Hudson Street, Oxford. Hannah Schroeder 248-236-9855.

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Creating A World That Works For All - 10am. Celebration of Spirit: music, laughter, meditation, inspiration, community. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. Bookstore, Offices and Holistic Center, 248-6255192. Spiritual Gathering - 11am. The Center of Light Spirituality Center. All welcome. Relaxed, retreat type setting, interesting topics, loving experiences, meditation, healing, 5898 Baldwin Rd, Oxford. 248-236-0432.



Group Fitness w/Beth - 8:30-9:15am. Intermediate. cardio-based workout helps to strengthen and tone gluteus, thighs, calves, and hips, while reducing overall body fat. $12 walk-in or class cards avail. Jewels Yoga and Fitness, Clarkston. Info: Jules 248-390-9270. Simply Yoga - 9:30-10:45am. w/Barb Heuerman.An exploration of the body & mind using a combination of postures with emphasis on deep breathing, while aligning the body with strength, as well as softness. Suitable for all levels. $15. 5896 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston. Yoga Oasis, 5896 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston. 248-770-5388. Basic Yoga with Noreen Daly - 5:45pm. Also Wed. Strengthen our bodies, calm our minds and open our hearts. Beginning and intermediate asanas (postures). Bring mat (a few loaners are available) or towel. $7/session. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. 248625-5192.


Believe-The ABC’s of TAI CHI with Tammy Cropp - 10am. Beginning to Intermediate. Experience healing, stress reduction, balance, and increased flexibility. $8/session. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. Bookstore, Offices and Holistic Center, 248-625-5192.

Strengthen and Lengthen - 9:15am. All levels. Certified instructor will help improve your cardiovascular health while toning and strengthening without the bulk. Incorporates stability balls, dumbbells, more. $12 walk-ins or class cards. Babysitting available. Jewels Yoga and Fitness, Clarkston. 248-390-9270.

Lake Orion Gluten Free/Celiac Group - 3rd Tuesdays, 6-7pm. Network with others, share recipes & successes. Learn what to eat and how to heal and support the body with proper nutrition. Registration required. Free. Lucky’s Natural Foods llc, 101 S. Broadway, Lake Orion. Info: Tanya Sallade 248-693-1209.

Pilates - 9:30-10:30am. All Levels. Balance your body and increase strength. Prevent injury and pain. If injured, please contact Beth first. $12 walk-in or class cards. Jewels Yoga and Fitness, Clarkston. Info: Jules 248-390-9270.

Simply Yoga - 6-7:15pm. An exploration of the body & mind using a combination of postures with the emphasis on deep breathing, while aligning the body with strength, as well as softness. All levels. First class free. Yoga Oasis, 5896 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston. Steve Guth 248-770-5388. Absolutly Beginners Yoga - 6:30-7:45pm. Very Basic Yoga class that will bring your body into alignment and healing. Maria Burnash APT/500ERYT teaching yoga with knowledge/ compassion $12. Yoga in the Woods, 12380 Hegel Rd, Goodrich. Maureen 810-636-7204. Creating Healthy Families - 6:30pm. Bradshaw on “The Family” videos. 7:30 support groups. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. Bookstore, Offices and Holistic Center, 248-625-5192.

Simply Yoga - 9:30-10:45am. An exploration of the body & mind using a combination of postures with the emphasis on deep breathing, while aligning the body with strength, as well as softness. Suitable for all levels. $15 walkin. Yoga Oasis, 5896 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston. Una Hepburn 248-770-5388. Women on the Land - 10am-2pm. Every 3rd Wed: 4 wk series starting 6/16. Deepen into our relationship with the earth through natural building, walking meditation, foraging. Three Roods Farm in Columbiaville. $25/session, $20 prepaid. Info: Robin Mallor 810-793-2511. After School Yoga - 3:15pm. Join a yoga instructor from Lake Orions’ Hamsa Yoga for an afternoon of easy, light yoga for children, parents and friends. $10. Upland Hills EAC, Oxford. Info: 248-6931021. See ad page 13.

How to Stay Young the First 100 Years - 7-8pm. With Dr. Dennis Benn. Alternative Health and Rehab Centre, 2284 S Ballenger Hwy Ste F, Flint. RSVP 810-235-5181. See ad page 16.

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thursday Flow Yoga w/Jules - 9:30-10:45am. Intermediate to Advanced. Combination of asana and breathing techniques to help strengthen the body, calm the mind. $12 walk-in or class cards avail. Jewels Yoga and Fitness, Clarkston. Info: Jules 248-390-9270. Simply Yoga - 1-2:15pm. An exploration of the body & mind using a combination of postures with the emphasis on deep breathing, while aligning the body with strength, as well as softness. Suitable for all levels. First class free. Yoga Oasis, 5896 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston. Joan Price 248-770-5388. Simply Yoga - 6:00-7:15pm. An exploration of the body and mind using a combination of postures with an emphasis on deep breathing, while aligning the body with strength as well as softness. Suitable for all levels of experience. $15. Yoga Oasis, 5896 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston. Una Hepburn 248-770-5388. YOGA for Men & Women - 6-7:30pm. Thru March 18th. Beginning & Intermediate Students. This class will work on discovering how movement and breath, working together, help open tight spots in the body. You may end up discovering some areas that haven’t moved in years. This class will help bring balance to the body. Available for all fitness levels. Bring your own mat or one provided. Taught by Chris Duncan, RYT 8 years Astanga Yoga. $12 drop in. KMAI, 935 Baldwin Rd, Lapeer. 810-667-2101. See ad page 27 & 30. Health Seminars - 7-8pm. Different topics each week, with Dr. Dennis Benn. Call for weekly topics. FREE. Alternative Health and Rehab Centre, 2284 S Ballenger Hwy Ste F, Flint. RSVP 810-235-5181. See ad page 16. The P.A.T.H.: Pray and Things Happen - 7pm. Spiritual Education, Meditation, Visualization, Affirmation; practical tools for daily living. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. Bookstore, Offices and Holistic Center, 248-625-5192. Basic Yoga w/Anne Mancour - 7:15-8:30pm. All Levels. Simple yet challenging practice focusing on traditional Yoga teachings. $12 walk-in or class cards avail. Jewels Yoga and Fitness, Clarkston. Info: Jules 248-390-9270.

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Rise & Shine Yoga - 6-7:15am. Fairly vigorous class for people in normal health. Strengthen the body, awaken the mind. $15 walk-in or package discounts. Yoga Oasis, 5896 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston. Barb Heuerman 248-770-5388. Morning Flow Yoga w/Jules - 6:15-7:30am. Intermediate to Advanced. A combination of asanas, pranayama and meditation. For the self motivated student comfortable with limited guidance. $12 walk-in or class cards. Jewels Yoga and Fitness, Clarkston. Info: Jules 248-390-9270. Back to the Basics Yoga - 9:30am. Starts 5/7. All levels,. Helps guide each student thru the fundamentals of the practice making it approachable to all levels. $12 walk-ins or class cards. Babysitting


available. Jewels Yoga and Fitness, Clarkston. 248-390-9270. Introductory Yoga - 11:30am-12:30pm. w/Alan Haras. $10. Upland Hills EAC, 2375 Indian Lake Rd, Oxford. Info: 248-693-1021. See ad page 13. Hospice Volunteer Training – 5pm. Hospice Volunteers are required to complete 14 hours of training to become volunteers. FREE. McLaren Homecare Group; 1515 Cal Drive, Davison. Info: John Girdwood 810-496-8779. Colon Hydrotherapy - 6-7pm.Wth Dr. Dennis Benn. FREE. Alternative Health and Rehab Centre, 2284 S Ballenger Hwy Ste F, Flint. RSVP 810-2355181. See ad page 16. Essene Health Association Meetings - 7pm, second Friday, Linden. Raw foods, sprouting, detox, live blood cell info & general health info is provided. Cost: $5 association membership fee required. Info/ register: 810-735-2575. See Center for Holistic Studies ad, page 6. FREE Coaching Fridays - People from all walks of life are turning to life coaches to help them deal with changes in their life, redefining their goals in work, family, relationships, health, career, self-esteem, personal and spiritual development. Initial session FREE. Soothe Your Soul, 20 Hudson St, Oxford. Hannah Schroeder 248-236-9855 or Cathy Zucker 248-494-0271.

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Ashtanga Yoga (Primary Series) w/Jules 8-9:30am. Intermediate to Advanced. Series of asanas to help discipline the mind and detox the body. $12 walk-in or class cards avail. Jewels Yoga and Fitness, Clarkston. Info: Jules 248-390-9270. Vinyasa Yoga - 9-10:15am. Fairly vigorous class for people in normal health. Strengthen the body, awaken the mind. $15 walk-in or package discounts. Yoga Oasis, 5896 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston. Barb Heuerman 248-770-5388. Fitness Bootcamp - 11am-noon. Certified Personal Trainer, Tamra Little will take you through a challenging full body, cardio based workout with emphasis on body weight movements. All fitness levels. $10/session or package rates. Dolores’ School of Dance, 6041 Lennon Rd, Swartz Creek. Tamra Little 810-965-1598. See ad page 30. Ashtanga - 11am-Noon. A balanced practice to detoxify and purify your body and mind. Experienced fun teachers. $12. Yoga in the Woods, 12380 Hegel Rd, Goodrich. Maureen 810-6367204. Humor Therapy - 1-2pm. Develop your sense of humor. Connect with your inner child. Laugh away stress. Join us and get away from it all, for a while. $20. Michelle's, 48645 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp. Michelle 313-942-5073.

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COUNSELING SHANTI COUNSELING SERVICES Theresa Callard-Moore, ACSW 6199 Miller Rd., Ste A, Swartz Creek 810-630-0904 ext. 2 Treating the whole person: Body mind & spirit. Holistic psychotherapy services including traditional counseling, EMDR, NET, Nutritional response testing, Reiki and more.


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COLON HYDROTHERAPY ALTERNATIVE HEALTH & REHAB CENTRE, PLLC S. Ballenger Hwy, Flint • 810-235-5181 Advanced I-ACT certified Colon Hydro therapist available 3 days/wk. Water based cleansing of large intestines and colon's impacted waste. See ad page 16.



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DAVID EWING, DDS, LPC 5516 Torrey Rd, Flint 810-232-2515 General Dentistry, including root canals, dentures, extractions, bridges, composite (white) fillings, crowns, TMJ, N.E.T. for pain control, anxiety and more. Nutrition and ZOOM teeth whitening. See ad page 7.

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NUTRITIONAL COUNSELOR CIRCLE OF LIFE NUTRITION Marjie C. Andrejciw, MT (ASCP), MS, NC Fenton, 810-869-8898 Specializing in chronic illness with emphasis on autism, utilizing holistic approach through diet and lifestyle. Registered Defeat Autism Now! practitioner. Practicing Weston A. Price philosophies.



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S. Ballenger Hwy, Flint • 810-235-5181 Medical Hypnotherapist Jon Tomlinson, with 90% success rate. Helping with conditions: quit smoking, weight loss, golf and much more. See ad page 16.

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NATURAL/HOLISTIC HEALTH ALTERNATIVE HEALTH & REHAB CENTRE, PLLC 2284 S Ballenger Hwy, Ste F, Flint 810-235-5181 A diagnostic, treatment and research centre with a holistic, personal approach. Acupuncture, Chiropractic, sports rehab and exercise, massage, oxygen therapy, detox and more. See ad page 16.

CENTER FOR HOLISTIC STUDIES & PRACTICES, LLC Deborah Weeks • 810-735-2575 114A S Bridge St, Linden Rejuvinate, cleanse and detoxify the body, mind and spirit by choosing from alternative and preventative practices offered. Naturopathic Counselor, Certified Medical Massage, S c e n a r, M i c r o s c o p y, Biological Terrain, Ion Cleanse, Blanket Therapy and Ear Candling. See ad page 6.

Genesee, Lapeer & Shiawassee, MI

REIKI KATHRYN BAMBA, REIKI MASTER Integrated Therapies at Spring Grove–Flint 810-239-9000 Experience the healing & relaxation of a Reiki session. Now providing services Mon, Thur, Fri, Sat: 11-8. Call for an appointment.

YOGA/ MARTIAL ARTS KOREAN MARTIAL ARTS INSTITUTE 935 Baldwin Rd., Lapeer 810-667-2101 • Traditional TaeKwon-Do training for ages 5 through seniors. Adult enrichment classes in Yoga, Kick-fit and Women’s self-defense. Visit website for class schedule and offering. See ad page 27.

Get Fit • Have Fun • Learn the Art of Self-Defense

Summer Get Acquainted Special: Children 5-6yrs: $

Children 7-17yrs:



99 Includes 3 months

109 Includes 3 months

with uniform

with uniform



Includes 3 months with uniform

Offer good through June 11, 2010 (Available to new students only)

At the Korean Martial Arts Institute: • Every student actively participates in every class. • We reinforce character development & values that schools, parents & churches strive to role model, such as: Common courtesy, integrity, perseverance, teamwork, self-confidence, community service, & respect for authority. • We support academic pursuits. • Training is available for the whole family—5 years of age & older. • Memberships entitle one to attend an unlimited number of classes. • Morning, evening, & weekend classes are available (call for hours of operation). • We have served the Lapeer community for over 35 years.

Korean Martial Arts Institute

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Saturday, June 12 10am to 2:30pm

Day Camp Includes: • • • • • • •

Fun & Fitness Games Self-Defense, Kicking Drills Tumbling Police Man Safety Visit Moonwalk Group Photo Lunch, Beverage & Snack Group

June 2010 $20 for members/$25 for non-members


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Saturday, October 2, 2010 10 am to 4 pm Lapeer Center Building • 425 County Center Dr. • Lapeer, MI

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Exhibitors, speakers, food and demonstrations throughout the day. Learn about naturally healthy and sustainable living from Michigan businesses, practitioners and other professionals. Now accepting applications for early registration.

Speakers • Exhibitors • Event Sponsors Proudly sponsored by:

For more information, to speak or exhibit, visit www. MHLexpo .com or call:


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