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The Tornadosuit™ Makes scoliosis Treatment Comfortable


he TornadoSuit™ is a new type of functional scoliosis brace that acts upon the spine much differently than conventional rigid-style scoliosis braces. It can be easily concealed underneath clothing, and has shown immediate correction of the scoliosis curvature.

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can be fully customized to each patient, depending upon the location and severity of the scoliosis. The TornadoSuit™ is designed to be used in conjunction with an exercise-based scoliosis therapy, such as the ARC3D Therapy ( This enhances the effectiveness of the TornadoSuit™ compared to wearing the TornadoSuit™ alone.

The TornadoSuit™ was d e v e l o p e d by M a r k Morningstar, DC, who also founded the ARC3D system of scoliosis treatment. “As an active member of SOSORT, a EuropeBecause it is not a rigid an based medical society Thoracolumbar Configuration brace, but made infocused on exercise-based treatments for scoliosis, I’ve been stead out of neoprene (a stretchfortunate enough to be exposed able yet durable material), it to all types of scoliosis treatment does allow some give over the worldwide. Having seen the ben- course of time over each wear period (3-6 hours per efits and disadvantages day). of various types of bracing both in the US and The TornadoSuit™ abroad, I tried to create a material allows the design that incorporated patient to maintain his as many of the advanor her flexibility, and tages as possible without can be worn while the drawbacks of conparticipating in sports ventional bracing,” says and other athletic acMorningstar. Full Torso tivities. However, it still Version maintains a high level According to preliminary reports, the TornadoSuit™ is more of support to allow the muscles comfortable than other braces, of the spine to work less while provides a similar level of support still stabilizing the spine. Preas rigid braces, while being thin liminary research suggests that enough to conceal under clothing the average initial correction for daylong wear. of the spinal curvature ranges between 15-35%. A big advantage of the TornaFor more information on the doSuit™ is that it can be worn exclusively at home, thereby TornadoSuit ™, or to schedule minimizing the impact of bracing your free initial consult, please on a child’s self-esteem and con- contact Dr. Morningstar at 810fidence. Since it is comprised of 694-3576, or email him at: multiple pieces, the TornadoSuit™ advertisement

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his quote by Paul Hawken illustrates why the condition of our environment is so important, and drives home the reason why Natural Awakenings, a healthy living publication, also embraces sustainability and the environment. The condition of one affects the condition of the other. In other words, if the environment is unhealthy, the inhabitants of that environment will be unhealthy as well. It's not really a debatable point. Because of this, it's in our best interest to steward the land, water and air around us. One person who, without a doubt, takes this responsibility seriously is ecoactivist and actress Daryl Hannah. In this month's healthy earth issue she shares her passion for sustainability with one of our writers. We hope you enjoy the article and find it beneficial to your own efforts to live a healthy, sustainable life. Since it's National Chiropractor's Month as well, we took the opportunity to blend two themes in our Fit Body department: health and fitness. In this article, "Aligning for Fitness," you'll learn how chiropractic can help not only with sports injuries, but also with enhancing performance. To enhance that piece, we interviewed several chiropractors in our community who have added some interesting and valuable contributions to the topic. We have a couple of special events in the North Oakland/Lapeer area this month that we want to make you aware of, and hope you are able to attend. The first is the 5th Annual North Oakland/Lapeer Natural Health Expo on Saturday, October 8th from 10am until 4pm in Lapeer. We have exhibitors and speakers lined up. And this year, we have videotaped the speakers describing what they will be talking about and placed links to the videos on our website, Check them out and see what's in store. The other event is the new Pet Jubilee, sponsored by Natural Awakenings Pet Magazine (have your picked yours up yet?). It's also being held in Lapeer, next door to the Natural Health Expo, same date and time. We hope to see you at one (or both) events! Finally, you'll find a list of the latest "providers" for the new Natural Awakenings Network in this issue. We're officially in Phase II of the program and have started signing up subscribers/cardholders who can take advantage of the discounts offered by the providers. And the cards are good anywhere in the United States where there is a local Natural Awakenings Network! You'll want to take advantage of the early subscription rates and get your card today so you can begin saving money on the products and services that will help you live a healthier, more sustainable life. For details, visit Watch for businesses in the magazine with the symbol next to their ad. They are network members and are offering special discounts to cardholders. So until next month, stay happy and healthy...naturally!

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ewels Yoga and Fitness is now offering massages, private yoga and fitness sessions at their new location, 7355 Hall Rd. in Davisburg. A year-round gazebo will be complete soon in which donation-only classes and workshops will also be held. A “Jewels Massage” is an integration of various techniques that may include the use of hot stones, hot towels, aromatherapy, and energy work (unless the client requests differently). Also available are paraffin dips, hot foot soaks, or scalp therapy. "I like building and maintaining relationships with individuals allowing me to work with them on a much deeper level and truly customize each session to their physical and mental needs at that time," states owner Jules Keilitz. Keilitz is a CMT (certified massage therapist) which she received her training from FSTM (Flint School of Therapeutic Massage), thus integrates bodywork into her healing modalities as well. In-house private sessions are also available by appointment. Jewels Yoga and Fitness is located at 7355 Hall Rd in Davisburg, For more information call 248-390-9270 or visit

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Food Matters to Local Health & Nutrition Store


ebekah's Health & Nutrition Source, of Lapeer, is hosting a screening of the documentary "Food Matters" on Saturday, October 29th at the Davison High School Auditorium in Davison. "We are screening this compelling documentary," says Rebekah Niman, owner of Rebekah's, "because it is a provocative and thought-provoking film designed to help those in our community make the best choices for themselves and their families." "Food Matters" discusses the importance of Nutrition & Natural Therapies for helping with chronic illness. The film shows which foods and therapies are ideal for optimal health and have been proven to fight Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Depression and many more Chronic Illnesses and everyday conditions. "Those who attend," says Rebekah, "will find answers to their questions about natural approaches to weight Loss, detoxification, Diabetes, cancer, heart disease, depression and more. It’s not as hard as you think. Let nutrition, natural healing and sustainability be the cornerstones of a healthier lifestyle for everyone." "The cost to attend the showing is $10 at the door," she says. "Discounted tickets are available at Rebekah's Health & Nutrition Source in Lapeer and we are also giving discounts for group purchases and students." The Davison High School is located at 1250 N. Oak Road in Davison. Rebekah's Health & Nutrition Source is located at 700 S. Main Street, Suite 113, in Lapeer. For more information, call 810-660-8585 or visit See ad page 17. Editor's note: The Natural Awakenings Network is offering a 50% discount on the ticket price to Network cardholders/subscribers. Present your card when purchasing the tickets. For details on the network, visit natural awakenings

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New Organic Salon Celebrates Opening in Montrose


urity Salon, a new organic salon owned by Nina Studer, is now open and offering free eyebrow waxes on October 4, 5 and 6th from 9:30am to 6:00pm each day. Walk ins are welcome. Purity also offers organic coloring and perms, haircuts, manicures and pedicures, foot detox, facial waxing and ear candling. “As a Cosmetologist for 9 years I was tired of the strong fumes that I had to work in all day,” states Studer. “When I became pregnant, I was really cautious. So I decided to open a Salon out of my own house, free of any harm to my daughter and myself.” Purity Salon is located at 13091 Seymour Rd in Montrose. Please call 810-6565689 for more information.

Natural Building & Sustainable Living Internships offered at The Stawbale Studio


he Strawbale Studio in Oxford is offering a new internship program to train students in natural building and sustainable living skills. One or two month sessions are available and provide an intensive, hands-on learning experience, as well as the opportunity to be a part of a living, building community that focuses on having a direct connection with the earth. Participation in workshops, as well as a long term natural building project, includes learning specific skills such as thatching, stonework, strawbale wall systems, earth oven and earth plastering, and other sustainable components such as solar cooking, worm composting and classes in permaculture. “There is an artistic thrill and wild freedom in shaping, smoothing, and building a rounded corner wall by pulling out handfulls of straw or pounding it with my fist,” explains project coordinator, Deanne Bednar, “There is visceral pleasure when the bare soles of my feet sink into the sand-mud mixture. Something wakes up!” The cost is $500/month and includes room and board, all workshops and training at the Strawbale Studio land with Deanne Bednar and invited guest teachers. First session runs through November 2011. Other internship sessions are January 5th - Feb 5th, 2012 and Spring / Summer / Fall 2012. For more information, visit their website at: or call Deanne Bednar 248-628-1887.

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he Wild Ones, North Oakland Chapter will host a free presentation, ‘Native Plants and Native Gardens’ on October 5, from 8 – 9pm at St. Daniel Catholic Church Cushing Center in Clarkston. The presentation will be led by Michael Saint, owner of Good Earth Landscape Institute, LLC. Doors open at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, and donations are greatly accepted. Please RSVP to Jim Brueck at:, or call 248-625-7597. Wild Ones is a national non-profit environmental education, native plant and native landscapes advocacy organization. Visit the website: for upcoming events and membership information.

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Household Chemicals May Pose Risk for Breast Cancer


study recently published in the journal Environmental Health reports that frequent use of common household cleaning products may increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer. The study was undertaken by the Silent Spring Institute, a partnership of scientists, physicians, public health advocates and community activists dedicated to identifying links between the environment and women’s health, especially breast cancer. Researchers conducted telephone interviews with 787 women diagnosed with breast cancer and 721 comparison women, questioning them about their product use, beliefs about breast cancer causes, and established and suspected risk factors. Executive Director Julia G. Brody, Ph.D., says, “Women who reported the highest combined cleaning product use had a doubled risk of breast cancer compared to those with the lowest reported use. Use of air fresheners and products for mold and mildew control were associated with increased risk. To our knowledge, this is the first published report on cleaning product use and the risk of breast cancer.” The use of insect repellents was also associated with increased risk.

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ccording to Bahram H. Arjmandi, Ph.D., a registered dietician and chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences at Florida State University, there is scientific truth in the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The nationally recognized nutrition researcher, a Margaret A. Sitton professor, maintains that apples are a “miracle fruit,” providing health benefits beyond fiber. Earlier animal studies have shown that the pectin and polyphenols in apples improve lipid metabolism and lower the production of pro-inflammatory molecules. Arjmandi’s new study is the first to evaluate the long-term cardio-protective effects of eating apples daily. He randomly assigned 160 women, ages 45 to 65, to one of two dietary intervention groups: one received 75 grams of dried apples each day (the equivalent of four or five fresh apples); the other ate dried prunes. Arjmandi reports surprising results: “Incredible changes in the apple-eating women happened by six months—they experienced a 23 percent decrease in LDL [bad] cholesterol.” Daily apple consumption also led to lower levels of C-reactive protein, which is known to trigger inflammation in the body. In another unexpected benefit, the apple-eaters lost an average of 3.3 pounds. Source: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology natural awakenings

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n the largest study ever done on the effects of perfluorocarbons (PFCs) on women’s hormone systems, West Virginia University researchers found in blood tests that higher levels of these manmade chemicals are associated with early menopausal symptoms in females aged 42 to 64. Premature menopause has been linked to a variety of health problems, including cardiovascular disease. Researchers collected data from 25,957 women, measuring serum concentration levels of PFCs and the female hormone estradiol, and reported a definite association between PFC exposure, decreased estradiol and early menopause. Women with high blood levels of PFCs also had significantly lower concentrations of estrogen, compared with peers showing low levels of the chemicals. PFCs are found in many common household products, including food containers, clothing, furniture, carpets and paints. Their broad use has resulted in widespread dissemination in water, air, soil, plant life, animals and humans, even in remote parts of the world. A probability sample of U.S. adults conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found measurable concentrations of PFCs in 98 percent of the participants tested. Source: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

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ew research published online in the British Medical Journal adds to mounting evidence that calcium supplements may increase the risk of cardiovascular events, particularly heart attacks, in postmenopausal women. Many older women take calcium supplements to manage osteoporosis, but after re-analyzing data on 16,718 women participating in the seven-year Women’s Health Initiative Calcium/ Vitamin D Supplementation Study, researchers at the University of Auckland, in New Zealand, now urge reassessment of calcium prescriptions to maintain bone health. Their metastudy showed that postmenopausal women that took combined calcium and vitamin D supplements had increased risk of heart attacks.

Antibiotics Not an Answer for Asthmatic Kids


new study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, reveals that some antibiotics may be overprescribed for children with asthma. Of the 5,198 outpatient visits included in the analysis, antibiotics were routinely ordered during nearly one in six visits, although national health guidelines do not currently recommend them as a therapy. However, when best practices for treating asthma and preventing attacks were discussed by pediatricians during office visits, patients were less likely to receive antibiotic prescriptions. The researchers suggest that doctors spend more time educating their patients about alternatives, as well as potential side effects of the drugs. According to Dr. Kris De Boeck, from the University Hospital of Leuven, in Belgium, the side effects from overuse of antibiotics may include compromised immune systems, potentially worse asthma symptoms and the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” Source: Pediatrics and Reuters Health

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ew research from King’s College London and the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, England, reveals yet another healing benefit of garlic. The scientists discovered that women that consume a diet high in garlic and other allium vegetables, such as onions and leeks, experience less hip osteoarthritis.

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There’s a regular waterworks in modern bathrooms—sinks, commode, tub, shower—maybe even a bidet. All are necessary sanitation fixtures, but need to be used properly to avoid wasting precious water and processing extra waste. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirms that bathroom activities account for more than half of indoor water use. ■ First, find and fix any possible plumbing leaks from pipes, faucets, flappers, valves and drains that can run up the water bill, even when no one is home. Then consider replacing aerators on faucets to reduce water flow, but not pressure, for a tiny cost with big returns. An EPA WaterSense label indicates a wise choice. ■ Toilets use 30 percent of bathroom water, so make sure household utility bills aren’t paying the high cost of an oldfashioned (1990s or older) 3.5- to 7-gallons-per-flush type; modern fixtures use about a gallon-and-a-half. Dual-flush toilets (for number one and number two) save even more. Universal conversion kits are affordably priced. ■ Chuck the commode altogether and switch to a composting toilet. It may seem radical and expensive, but will also use less water and even process the waste onsite (more details at ■ A low-flow showerhead makes a big difference. Start with a test: Fill up a gallon bucket at full pressure; if it takes more than 20 seconds, it’s a low-flow device. Because nobody wants to walk into a cold shower, most people tend to wastefully let the water run a bit first. Fortunately, gadgets such as Showerstart are available that cut any water flow to a trickle as soon as it gets hot, which saves water and also signals that the water has warmed up. ■ The EPA estimates that a shower uses 10 to 25 gallons, compared to 70 gallons for a bath, so save the more water-intensive rub-a-dub-dub for a special occasion—perhaps with some bath salts, candles and music.

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Buying Time for Threatened Species How long does it take a species to disappear forever? It turns out that habitat destruction drives species to extinction more slowly than previously thought, according to a new model described in the journal Nature. The pace at which plants and animals are vanishing from the planet as their habitats shrink may be overstated by as much as 160 percent or more. An approach widely used to estimate extinctions from habitat loss is conceptually flawed, says a study in the publication. Researchers say that their new method more accurately reflects the interplay of shrinking habitats and the populations that rely on them. The new study is one of at least two that highlight scientists’ efforts to sharpen the tools needed to track the scope of the species-extinction problem and to design better approaches for dealing with it. The development of a new tool for estimating extinctions, “... is welcome news, in the sense that we have bought a little time for saving species,” says Stephen Hubbell, an ecologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and one of two scientists who performed the analysis. “But it’s [also] unwelcome news,” he adds, “because we have to redo a whole bunch of research performed using the previous method.”


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Appliance Awareness Home Electronics Getting Greener

Greenpeace has compiled their third annual survey of the “greenest” home electronics products from 18 companies in seven categories—desktops, laptops, netbooks, mobile phones, televisions, monitors and smart phones— based on their environmental impact ( Considerations included hazardous substances, power consumption, product lifecycle (recycling potential) and innovation in marketing (carbon footprint). The survey found a significant overall reduction in the use of hazardous chemicals since last year, with more products made without toxic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated fire retardant (BFR). The use of phthalates, beryllium and antimony (heavy metals) and their associated compounds also went down in every category. Almost all products submitted for the survey met or exceeded the current Energy Star standards established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. However, one conclusion of the report is that companies seemed to put more effort into improving the overall energy efficiency of operating their products rather than reducing the embedded energy, or carbon footprint, involved in manufacturing them. Lifecycle management continues to be the weakest eco-link when it comes to electronics production. The researchers found little use of recycled plastic, take-back practices, and marketing efforts aimed to prevent rapid obsolescence. Source: Greenpeace


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LIQuId NuTRITION water myths and truths by catherine guthrie

Water is good for both body and soul, but you don’t need to drink as much as you might think. Here’s the truth about what’s sufficient, plus five other myths about water.


or the past 50 years, nutritionists and other health experts have been exhorting Americans to drink more water. If the ubiquity of water bottles is anything to go by, the message has been received loud and clear. But now, updated research lets us off the hook. It turns out that much of the water craze springs from a deep well of misinformation. Our experts debunk some of the most popular water myths. MYTH: You need eight, eight-ounce glasses of water a day to be healthy. TRUTH: The familiar eight-by-eight rule is likely based on misinterpretation, rather than scientific certainty, says

Dr. Heinz Valtin, a kidney specialist, textbook author and retired professor at Dartmouth Medical School, in Hanover, New Hampshire. Valtin traces the prescription to a 1945 recommendation by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council to take in, “1 milliliter for each calorie of food.” In a study published in the American Journal of Physiology in 2002, Valtin explains that most of that allotment already comes from the foods we eat. He not only discredits the need for most people to consume this “mythical” amount of water every day, but writes that the recommendation is potentially harmful, by making people feel guilty for not drinking enough. “The consumer ended up thinking only plain water counts,” says Ann Grandjean, Ph.D., a hydration researcher and medical nutritionist with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha. But almost all liquids—including tea, coffee and beer—count toward the daily water intake, she says. So, how much should you be

drinking? Researchers at the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, after reviewing more than 400 studies, including Valtin’s, set the general daily intake for women and men at about 91 and 125 ounces, respectively. The average American receives 20 percent of this daily water intake from food. The remaining 80 percent comes from all beverages—not just water. MYTH: Caffeinated beverages zap the body’s water reserves. TRUTH: Grandjean first became interested in the reputed link between dehydration and caffeine while working as a consultant to the United States Olympic Committee. “I worked with elite athletes, and I noticed they drank a lot of caffeinated beverages without showing any sign of dehydration,” she says. In 2000, she published a study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition showing that the body doesn’t discriminate between regular and decaf beverages when it comes to hydration. MYTH: If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. TRUTH: While thirst is an accurate barometer of when to imbibe, the notion that thirst signals a dehydrated body is not true, says Valtin. Thirst is triggered when the blood’s concentration of solid particles rises by 2 percent. Dehydration occurs when the blood concentration rises by 5 percent. So, thirst sets in before dehydration and people who shrug off their thirst can find themselves on the path to dehydration. “Thirst is the first indicator of the body’s need for water,” cautions Dee Sandquist, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Signs to watch out for include headache, dry mouth, rapid pulse and lightheadedness. MYTH: Urine should be clear. TRUTH: Perpetually clear urine can actually be a sign of drinking too much water, which can dilute the body’s electrolytes, according to Grandjean. “Healthy urine should have some color,” she counsels. Certain vitamins, such as riboflavin (B2), can darken urine.

MYTH: Drinking a lot of water suppresses the appetite.

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TRUTH: While being adequately hydrated helps the metabolism run at its optimal level, drinking vast quantities of water won’t affect the overall amount of food you eat. Because water quickly empties from the stomach, drinking water has little effect on appetite, says Barbara Rolls, director of the Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behavior, at Pennsylvania State University. Eating foods that have a high water content, such as fruits, vegetables, soups and

MYTH: Bottled water is always better than tap water. TRUTH: Not necessarily. Be aware that bottled water is often just tap water. A Natural Resources Defense Council report cites government and industry findings that 25 percent of bottled water is plain tap water; sometimes treated, sometimes not. NSF International certification indicates brands that meet federal safety standards. Catherine Guthrie is an award-winning health and lifestyles journalist in Bloomington, IN. Connect at

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Loving a Sustainable Life Heartfelt Perspective from Actress and Activist Daryl Hannah by S. Alison Chabonais


est known for her roles in such popular films as Splash, Blade Runner and Kill Bill, actress Daryl Hannah is now busy shedding light on environmental issues and working hard to help improve the way people treat our planet. “It’s just common sense to care about the environment,” she says. “I’ve always understood and valued the interdependence of all life, the idea that whatever we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves.” Dwelling in a small community in the Rocky Mountains, Daryl attends to her ethical-lifestyle website and serves as a positive role model for living a simple, natural and healthy life.

How did you go about designing and building an ecologically sustainable home?

My home is a small, recycled barn that was about to be torn down to build a new post office. I salvaged the old barn and carefully had it relocated and bermed into the side of a hill, which faces southwest for optimal passive solar exposure. The sun passes high in the summer for shade and low across the sky in winter to warm the house. The south wall of the house is like a greenhouse, where spring water flows through and provides humidity in the dry, high-altitude air. We used stones gathered from the site for the fireplaces, bathroom and stairs. I’ve also used a number of moss-covered stones in a


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“Off the grid” is a new term for some people. How do you define it?

Off the grid literally means that an individual creates their own power and has access to rain, well, spring or ground water. I believe in being as self-sufficient as possible. Both passive and active solar energy provides my power and I’m very lucky to have a productive spring for water.

What have been the most rewarding, as well as the most challenging, aspects of achieving your current Earth-friendly lifestyle?

More and more these days, I admire and crave simplification. While filming the video blog for my website,, I have found it incredibly interesting to learn how many gifts traditional knowledge holds and to discover amazing new innovations. The more I learn, the more I try to adapt to and adopt a simpler lifestyle.

Why do you choose to drive a biodiesel car?

I like opting out of the petroleum economy as much as possible, and I love that I can drive on non-toxic waste. Biofuels can be an important part of the

solution to the energy crisis we face, but even biofuels can be produced destructively. I co-founded the U.S. Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance to help people differentiate sustainable biodiesel from other, “bad news,” biofuels. In addition, I now own the TransAm car featured in the Kill Bill movie series. The car has been converted to run on 100 percent alcohol fuel, which can also be made from waste.

Which other issues are important to you? In these times of environmental and economic crises, there are many things that call for our attention: I’m very concerned that global population has grown from about 3 billion people when I was born to nearly 7 billion now; we are also witnessing mass extinction of species worldwide; there are more enslaved human beings today than at any other time in human history. It can be overwhelming, but I try to do what I can and when I can, whenever I’m moved.

Who typically visits your website, and how do others use it to make their lives better?

I started when I decided it was time to try to live by my beliefs—it’s an ongoing process. The site curates information on truly sustainable solutions, based on my discovery that reliable information and resources for efficient and functional goods and services were not readily available. There was a bit of trial and error in my own learning process, so I wanted to share what has worked for me. With today’s glut of green marketing, we may have lots of “green” options available, but now there’s a lot of greenwashing and the whole arena can be challenging to understand. People from all walks of life seem to be interested in commonsense solutions. So, whenever I learn something fascinating and helpful and catch myself saying, “Wow, I wish someone had told me that before,” I like to share it with others. S. Alison Chabonais is an editor of Natural Awakenings.

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FOR FITNESS Chiropractic Care Prevents Injury, Boosts Performance by Linda Sechrist


hat do distinguished athletes like Jerry Rice, a Hall of Fame retired wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion, and Lance Armstrong, a former professional road racing cyclist and seven-time Tour de

France winner, have in common? To withstand the rigors and intensity of each of their sports, these champions have both used the services of a chiropractic doctor skilled in chiropractic sports sciences and rehabilitation. As more athletes discover that chiropractic care goes beyond rehabilitation benefits to further enhance performance, they are coming to rely on it as a tool to support the healthy structure and functioning of their skeletal and muscular system. A 2002 study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics noted that 31 percent of National Football League teams include chiropractors on their staff. Doctor of Chiropractic Jeff Ludwick assists players of the Harrisburg Stampede, a semi-professional Pennsylvania football team. “Improper spinal alignment creates muscular imbalances and nerve interferences,” advises Ludwick, owner of Camp Hill Family Chiropractic, in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. “With properly aligned skeletal and nervous systems, an athlete’s body doesn’t have to work as hard,” which is why team members receive spinal adjustments before hitting the field for this high-impact sport.

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Ludwick notes that football is known for stressing hip joints, because when a player’s hip turns out even a few degrees, especially from sudden changes in direction, falling or violent contact with another player, tendons and muscles become tighter on one side than the other. “Chiropractic adjustments anticipate and prevent this, so that the body doesn’t have to waste energy compensating for imbalances,” he explains. Traditionally, chiropractic care is known for focusing on postural adjustments to minimize abnormal stresses and strains that affect the function of the nervous system and act on joints and spinal tissues. But active exercises and stretches, extension traction and ergonomic education are frequently added as preventive protocols to help athletes avert injury.

Cause and Effects The spinal cord operates like a switchboard for the body, transferring electrical impulses via a network of nerves. It works properly as long as there is no interference between the brain and tissue cells. But when nerve endings swell due to misaligned vertebrae, injury is more likely. Research reported in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine and The Physician and Sportsmedicine indicates that chiropractic sports science helps find and correct the underlying causes, and thus helps prevent and heal injuries. During one research project, Chung Ha Suh, Ph.D., and his team at the University of Colorado demonstrated that even, “minuscule amounts of pressure on a nerve root (equal to a feather falling on the hand), resulted in up to a 50 percent decrease in electrical transmission down the course of the nerve supplied by that root.” The resulting biomechanical misalignment causes a domino effect: It exerts abnormal pressure on the nerve root, causes interference in the brain’s impulses to tissue cells, and alters the performance of any muscles and organs that the nerve serves. Chiropractic Physician Jay Sweeney, owner of San Antonio Family Alternative Medicine, in Texas, uses functional neurology to “send a barrage of neurologically correct signals

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through the nervous system straight into the brain” in order to promote the balance, stability and coordination that enhance athletic performance and help prevent injuries. Dr. Nicole Galiette, owner of Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center, in Cheshire, Connecticut, believes that her expertise as a marathon runner helps to guard athlete clients from fatigue and stress that affect joints as a result of repetitive motions. “In any sport, there is a tendency to use one side, one joint or one movement more than others,” advises Galiette. For example, cyclists and runners’ repetitive stress injuries most often occur in the knees and back, while swimmers and baseball pitchers experience them in the shoulders. When Galiette treats cyclists that overwork their leg muscles and lean forward in an awkward spinal position for extended periods, she emphasizes strengthening exercises. “Injuries that heal properly are less susceptible to future flare-ups,” she notes. “Anyone that pushes their body hard needs to be in proper alignment, to keep the muscular system balanced,” Galiette asserts. “Strengthening the muscles around body mechanisms that are most frequently used means that the integrity of the surrounding structures won’t be compromised and cause other problems.” Linda Sechrist is a senior writer and editor for Natural Awakenings.

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Local Viewpoints Our FitBody feature this month emphasis the importance of Chiropractic Medicine and the benefits it offers for athletes of all sport disciplines to avoid injury and enhance performance. Many Chiropractors in East Michigan provide customized sports-related healthcare. We asked our advertisers to weigh-in on the subject. Here is how several of them responded: “Stability of a joint is incredibly important to minimize injury,” states Dr. Mark Morningstar, of the Natural Wellness and Pain Relief Centers. “Also, the higher you go in the levels of your particular sport it’s important to target specific motion patterns in order to enhance performance. When milliseconds matter, you want to do anything you can to gain that edge, and stabilizing the joints can certainly help.” Dr. Morningstar recommends using Kinesiotape which is a stretchy tape applied to the skin that causes muscles to relax as well as helps to stabilize joints. He also emphasizes the importance of improving balance to minimize any chance of strain, and his practice provides balance training using wobble boards to achieve these goals. For more information on Dr. Morningstar, see his ad on page 2. “Chiropractic care is very important for everyone, however the athlete's body has additional stresses that need to be addressed,” explains Dr. Erica Peabody. “At Café of LIFE Chiropractic, we adjust the whole family which includes a lot of young athletes. Many people seek care years after the initial injury happened. Over–the-counter pain education is often used to get by. Often I see people 5, 10, and 15 years down the road dealing with the same pain sustained from injuries during high school sports and their early 20's. Parents are now realizing that getting their active children's spines checked along the way is a great investment in their health.” “Also," she says, "being a runner and biker myself, my office tends to attract a lot of the same. Both sports can be hard on the body, and if the spine is misaligned, it is even harder. The spine houses the nerve system, the master communication system in the body. It is important that this system stays clear of interference which happens when there is misaligned vertebra. Regular chiropractic visits at the Café of LIFE help clear the interference and has helped many long distance runners and bikers feel great during

their training and recover quicker after their events.” For more information on Dr. Peabody, see her ad on page 29. We see a lot of young athletes after they injure themselves, instead of before when we can work with them to avoid injuries,” explains Dr. Dennis Benn, of Alternative Health & Rehab Centre, PLLC. “Every athlete should be evaluated by a sports Chiropractor prior to beginning a sport to find possible performance issues along with working with them to avoid injuries. Injuries are part of most sports, our job is to find the weaknesses early, support and enhance the body, help avoid injuries, along with improving overall performance." "Each sport," he explains, "has different demands on the body. Playing football involves brute force and ability to run, where a gymnast needs a lite frame, flexibility, and balance, along with fine body coordination. Each body is built differently and may not be designed for a particular sport. The individual should evaluate each sport that they are interested in and how they can perform, along with their own strength and weaknesses, when considering a specific sport. We can enhance many weaknesses, but the individual must have the basic ability to do a particular sport. When we work with the athlete, we first consider what sports they want to do and are the sports demands within their body’s abilities. One should not be discouraged because they can’t do a particular sport, but should find a sport that fits their body’s ability.” For more information on Dr. Benn, see his ad on page 15.


Honest Relationships Daring to Tell the Truth

by Frances Lefkowitz mall lies are a big part of our lives. nates outward. Once we face our own true feelings and beliefs, we can start We tell them for convenience and to act on them, bringing our behavior, comfort, to smooth things over for relationships and professional lives into others as much as for ourselves. “It’s alignment. She’s found that, “Truth is all right with me,” we say, when it’s essential for healthy living.” not. “I’ll call you,” we insist, when we won’t. Perhaps in the most pervasive prevarication of all, we say we’re “fine,” Truth and Consequences when we aren’t. Living truthfully is an avenue to self “The most common lies are told healing, counsels Campbell. It’s a to avoid conflict,” says psychotherapist crucial tool to help people face old and relationship coach Susan Campfears of rejection or abandonment bell, Ph.D., author of such titles as Getand wounds they may have acquired ting Real, Saying What’s Real and Truth in childhood. “Being honest helps in Dating. “People want harmony, but you stop avoiding emotional pain, so this compulsive quest gets in the way of you’re more able to be with what is,” true harmony.” she says. “Getting real is an inner prac To admit the truth to oneself and tice for bringing you into the moment.” then speak it can be difficult, even The result can be a clearing away of though the rewards far outweigh the psychological clutter, greater freedom risks. “The most important thing you from fears and more clarity that leads can do for your personal growth is to be to a stronger sense of well-being. honest with yourself,” advises life coach James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D., a and workshop leader Harriette Cole, professor of psychology at the Univerauthor of Choosing Truth. Honesty, she sity of Texas, in Austin, and author of explains, begins with the self and emaWriting to Heal, is renowned for his on


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going clinical studies on the mental and physical effects of expressing emotional experiences. He writes, “Psychologists have a strong sense that talking or even writing about emotions or personal upheavals can boost autonomic nervous system activity, immune function and physical health.” Dale Larson, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Santa Clara University, in California, who developed a selfconcealment scale that has been widely used in the helping professions, further comments: “We have found that selfconcealment is associated with more physical symptoms and higher levels of depression and anxiety.” Apparently, both the body and the mind have to work extra hard to lie and keep secrets.

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Telling the truth does wonders for relationships. When we hold our tongues to avoid a conflict—declaring to our partner that we don’t mind green wall paint, when we really want yellow— the feeling doesn’t just disappear. Rev. Mark D. Roberts, Ph.D., author of Dare to Be True, sees in his ministry that the cost of avoiding even superficial conflicts can be high. “You lose the ability to be yourself with your own family,” says Roberts, “and you sacrifice an authentic, growing, healthy relationship,” with a spouse or child or friend. Yet, speaking your truth to others that have their own feelings and reactions requires tact, empathy, trust, good timing and a willingness to take chances. The cornerstone for practicing honesty in a safe and productive way is that you can only be honest about yourself. Truth is rarely objective; therefore, all we can really do is refer to our own perceptions of it. In addition to its subjectivity, the truth can be messy, distasteful and even painful. “But when we take a risk and speak the truth,” Campbell maintains, “we often find out that we can handle it, and we become inwardly stronger. Often the relationship benefits as well, because the air has been cleared.” Practicing honesty in relationships not only deepens intimacy and authenticity, it also produces better results with less effort. “Stalling is inefficient,” notes Cole. “I don’t want people com-

ing back to me again; I’d rather tell them no at first, rather than hedge.” “Playing nice is often a lie,” she elaborates. “Being nice is not nice. Being kind is nice.” Being real, rather than nice, can bring unexpected rewards, even with strangers. By answering truthfully, you might be surprised at the sparks of revelation and connection sometimes created in a moment of pure honesty. Frances Lefkowitz’s book, To Have Not, was named one of five Best Memoirs of 2010 by Connect at

The Language of Honesty In her book, Saying What’s Real, psychotherapist Susan Campbell, Ph.D., offers some phrases that can help facilitate a safe and honest conversation. “I want... ” Assuming that other people know what we want is a self-protective mechanism; it helps us avoid feeling the vulnerability that comes from asking for what we want and possibly not getting it. If you ask for what you want at the moment you actually want it, the other person can better feel the clarity and energy of your desire. “Hearing you say that, I feel...” This phrase helps to keep our attention focused on the only truth we can know for sure—our own feelings. If talking about another’s emotions, label your interpretation; for example, “I imagine you’re feeling sad.” “I have some feelings to clear.” Old, uncommunicated emotions are like clutter: If they don’t get cleared away, you’ll just keep tripping over them. When you decide to do some emotional housecleaning, formulate a goal for the conversation. Begin by telling the other person that your intent is to clear the air so the relationship can become stronger.


INDIVIDUAL INTEGRITY Embracing the Moral Imperative to Protect Earth by Kathleen Dean Moore

Climate destabilization and environmental degradation are scientific, technological and economic issues, to be sure. But they are also fundamentally and primarily moral issues that call for a moral response.


hen we asked global moral leaders—“Do we have a responsibility to leave for the future a world as rich in possibility as our own?”—we received an outpouring of essays, articles, prayers and letters—all calling the world to action. The resulting book, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, shares the compelling testimony of more than 80 visionaries—theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists and writers—calling for a moral response to current climate change that is right, just and worthy of us as moral beings. The motives vary: for the sake of the children; for the survival of humankind; because justice demands it; because compassion asks it; because we are called to be stewards of God’s creation. Whatever world view, religion and values an individual brings to the question, there is reason to act. Consider the American Revolution, the emancipation of slaves and the Civil Rights movement, each driven by deeply held and widely shared moral convictions. Today’s climate crisis creates such a historical moment. But only if we grasp the moral urgency of the decision now upon us can we individually and collectively meet the challenge. We hear the arguments: I’m just one person; it may already be too late; natural awakenings

the forces against us are strong; there’s really no hope of making a difference, so I won’t bother trying. But it’s a mistake to believe that we have only two options: to act in hope or to abdicate all moral agency in despair. Between the two extremes, a huge middle ground exists—call it integrity—where we have the power to shape our lives to embody our most profound sense of what is right and worthy. There is joy and liberation in waking up each morning affirming, “I have power over my decisions. I refuse to do what I know is wrong and will divest myself of the things I don’t believe in. By living with integrity and joining with others in communities of caring, I will create with my life a new definition of success and happiness.” We can’t count on inventors, scientists or politicians to save us. What will save us are our singular human capabilities: to celebrate and to grieve; to love our children and the astonishing, beautiful Earth; to honor justice; and ultimately, to imagine how to live in a better way. We are called upon today to participate in the greatest global exercise of the moral imagination the world has ever seen. Kathleen Dean Moore is co-editor of Moral Ground and author of Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature. For more information, visit October 2011


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MONdAY, OCTOBER 3 strawbale studio openhouse - 6-9pm. Tour, meal & Strawbale video. See enchanting natural buildings, earth oven, permaculture & learn about October sustainable living workshops. Scholarships $25. Strawbale Studio, oxForD. Info: Deanne Bednar 248-628-1887.

wEdNEsdAY, OCTOBER 5 native plants and native gardens presentation - 7:30pm. With Michael Saint, owner of Good Earth Landscape Institute, LLC. St. Daniel Catholic Church Cushing Center in ClArksTon. FREE, but donations appreciated. RSVP to Jim Brueck 248-625-7597. new Year ~ new You series - 1-2pm. Learn how Melatonin effects your sleep patterns &


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can improve your health. You'll also learn about "Life Boarding." Speaker: Sherrill Natzke. FREE. Everyone welcome. Food, refreshments, giveaways & door prizes. Sponsored by FAMILY Pharmacy & Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Rosehaven Manor, 3900 Hammerberg Road, FlinT. Sherrill Natzke 810-252-3975. See ad page 10. new Year ~ new You series - 6:30-7:30pm. Learn how Melatonin effects your sleep patterns & can improve your health. You'll also learn about "Life Boarding." Speaker: Sherrill Natzke. FREE. Sponsored by FAMILY Pharmacy & cancer Treatment Centers of America. Genesee Gardens, 4495 Calkins Road, FlinT ToWnsHip. Sherrill Natzke 810-252-3975. See ad page 10.

sATuRdAY, OCTOBER 8 5th Annual north oakland/lapeer natural Health expo - 10am-4pm. Exhibits, speakers, demos and displays. All designed to help you live a healthier lifestyle. FREE admission. lApeer. Exhibiting Info: 248-628-0125. See ad back cover. First Annual pet Jubilee - 10am-4pm. Groups and businesses exhibiting products and services for a happier and healthier pet. FREE admission. lApeer. Exhibiting Info: 248-628-0125. See ad page 16.

TuEsdAY, OCTOBER 11 Dowsing and pendulum basics - 6-8pm. Use a pendulum and dowsing rod to obtain answers to questions, find missing objects, or underground water. $25. Lapeer Community Education, lApeer, 810-667-6546. bulbs - 6:30-8:30pm. You can have bulbs blooming in your garden from March to October. We'll talk about tulips, daffodils and many you might not have heard of. $25. Lapeer Community Education, lApeer, 810-667-6546. new Year ~ new You series - 6-7pm. Learn how Melatonin effects your sleep & can improve your health. You'll also learn about "Life Boarding." Speakers: Roberta Hardy & Sherrill Natzke. FREE. Everyone welcome. Food, refreshments, giveaways & door prizes. Sponsored by FAMILY Pharmacy & cancer Treatment Centers of America. Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Road, DAvison. Sherrill Natzke 810-252-3975. See ad page 10.

intro to Couponing - 6-8pm. Discover the best places to obtain the best coupons, when and how to use them, coupon organization and websites to further your coupon ventures. Cost: $25. Lapeer Community Education, lApeer, 810-667-6546.

wEdNEsdAY, OCTOBER 12 sierra Club board Meeting and program - 6-pm meeting/7:30pm program. (open to the public). Mott Community College: Genesee Rm/Prahl College Center. 1401 E. Court Street, FlinT. Info: Denny Crispell; 989-624-5038 or Mike Haley: 810-6866354. new Year ~ new You series - 12:30-1:30 pm. Learn how melatonin effects your sleep patterns & can improve your health. You'll also learn about "Life Boarding." Speaker: Sherrill Natzke. FREE. Everyone welcome. Food, refreshments, giveaways & door prizes. Sponsored by FAMILY Pharmacy & Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Lockwood of Burton, 2173 S. Center Road, burTon. Sherrill Natzke 810-252-3975. See ad page 10.

THuRsdAY, OCTOBER 13 reversing Diabetes in 30 Days - 7-9:30pm. Simply Raw follows 6 diabetics who take the "raw challenge" & have remarkable results. Q&A w/ expert Andrea McNinch (Regeneration RAW) following film. $5. Main Art Theatre, 118 North Main Street, roYAl oAk. Deb Klungle 248497-4189.

FRIdAY OCTOBER 14 Artwalk: buckham gallery - 6pm. Easy. Meet other Sierra Club members at Buckham Gallery as we view art, walk to the Greater Flint Arts Council and other venues. Location: 134 ½ W. Second Street, FlinT. Info: Mike Haley 810-686-6354.

markyourcalendar sATuRdAY/suNdAY OCTOBER 15-16 Reiki–Level I and II - 10am-6pm. Heal yourself or others with energy treatments. Gold Cards not accepted. Held in Imlay City. Costs: $149 and $199. Lapeer Community Education, lApeer. 810-667-6546.

sATuRdAY, OCTOBER 15 Fall Color Hike: lapeer state game Area - 11am. 4mi. Moderate hiking over rolling wooded terrain. Parking lot on West side of Valentine Rd. lApeer.

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Info: Linda Berker 810-348-8664. Hike schedule Meeting - 10am. Meet downstairs at the Flint Public Library. Bring complete details of outings you want to lead in 2012 on the outings forms. 1026 E. Kearsley St, FlinT. Info: Denny Crispell 989-624-5038.

TuEsdAY, OCTOBER 18 Feng shui - 6-8pm. Arrange objects in your home to promote harmony and manifest your intentions. Cost $25. Lapeer Community Education, lApeer, 810-667-6546.

wEdNEsdAY, OCTOBER 19 new Year ~ new You series - 4-5pm. Learn how Melatonin effects your sleep & can improve your health. You'll also learn about "Life Boarding." Speakers: Roberta Hardy & Sherrill Natzke. FREE. Everyone welcome. Food, refreshments, giveaways & door prizes. Sponsored by FAMILY Pharmacy & Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Grand Blanc Senior Center, 12632 Pagels Drive, grAnD blAnC. Sherrill Natzke 810-252-3975. See ad page 10.

sATuRdAY, OCTOBER 22 Juicing with Anca - 11am-noon. Learn about juicing's powerful benefits & sample fresh delicious juices. Anca will also share her incredible store about healing herself from cancer. $5. Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Blvd, roCHesTer Hills. Service Desk 248-371-1400.

TuEsdAY, OCTOBER 25 Composting - 6:30-8:30pm. Start your own compost pile. We will cover what types of material to put in your compost, using it in the vegetable garden and touch on growing organically. Cost $25. Lapeer Community Education, lApeer, 810-667-6546. intro to Meditation - 6:30-8:30pm. Research your consciousness, the how and why stress occurs and how to avoid it. Cost $25. Lapeer Community Education, lApeer, 810-667-6546. pet grooming 1 - 6:30-8:30pm. Save money by learning to properly groom your own pets’ face, feet, and fanny between grooming appointments. Cost $25. Lapeer Community Education, lApeer, 810-667-6546.

THuRsdAY, OCTOBER 27 Aromatherapy - 6-8pm. Discover how to use aromatherapy to improve your physical and emotional well-being. Cost $25. Lapeer Community Education, lApeer, 810-667-6546.

sATuRdAY, OCTOBER 29 "Food Matters" Movie showing - 1-3pm. 50% of all proceeds go to the 2 highest attending schools or organizations. $8. Davison High School, 1250 North Oak, DAvison. Rebekah 810-660-8585. See ad page 17. short Family Hike: lapeer state game Area 11am. East Unit / Kresge Center Cranberry Bog. 1Mi. Easy. Look at endangered pitcher plants

and pick cranberries. Location: Five Lakes Rd, lApeer. Info/Contact: Linda Berker 810-3488664..

sATuRdAY, NOVEMBER 5 Complimentary Cancer Therapy - 10-11am. Complimentary Cancer Therapy Class. Explore the all-natural options available for cancer patients. Class instructed by Dr. Megan Strauchman. FREE. lApeer Library, 921 W Nepessing St. Library 810-664-6971. See ad page 20. Juicing with Anca - 11am-noon. Learn about juicing's powerful benefits & sample fresh delicious juices. Anca will also share her incredible store about healing herself from cancer. $5. Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Boulevard, roCHesTer Hills. Service Desk 248-371-1400.

markyourcalendar suNdAY, NOVEMBER 13 reiki Class level i & ii - 9am-5pm. Theresa Callard-Moore, Reiki Master, Shanti Counseling Services, 6199 Miller Rd, Suite A, sWArTZ Creek. Register at 810-630-0904 x 2, or email ONLY $200 for both levels. See ad page 29.

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Creating A World That Works For All - 10am. Celebration of Spirit: music, laughter, meditation, inspiration, spiritual community. Making a difference by being the change we wish to see. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. Bookstore, Offices and Holistic Center, 248-625-5192. Springfield Farmers’ Market - 10am-3pm through 10/16. Showcase of products that are Naturally Grown, Locally Grown (Michigan) and Heirloom. Vendor space: $15 per space per market day or season rates. Shiawassee Basin Preserve (Davisburg Rd. Entrance). Admission: FREE. Info: Market Master Laura 248-249-1592. 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. Friends of the Flint River Bike Rides - 2pm. Every Sun. in Oct. Leisurely, family-friendly bike rides start from the Flint Farmers Market and travel to different, enjoyable locations. Travel in a group with an experienced leader. Destinations include Bluebell Beach, Stepping Stone Falls, and For-Mar. 420 E. Boulevard, Flint. Info: Jack Minore 810252-5258, or Bruce Nieuwenhuis 810-742-0071.

La Leche League of Lake Orion - 10am. Daytime Series meeting: 3rd Monday. FREE. Christ the Redeemer Church, 2700 Waldon Rd, Lake Orion. Tawnya 586-604-4074. Basic Yoga with Noreen Daly - 5:45pm. Also, Wed 1pm & 5:45pm. We strengthen our bodies, calm our minds and open our hearts. Beginning and intermediate asanas (postures). Bring your practice mat (a few loaners are available), or towel. $7/session. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. 248-625-5192. Tai Chi Chuan Classes - 6:30-8pm. Enjoy the calm, centered, relaxed state of moving meditation. Mind leads, body follows. Reunite with your personal power and learn to direct your energy. $15. Orchid Leaf Energy Arts, 2290 East Hill Rd #202, Grand Blanc. Dawn Fleetwood 810-235-9854. Flow Yoga - 7pm. Also Wed-6:15pm & Thu-9:30am. Great for the fit individual wanting to experience a blend of classic yoga combined with asana flow & breath. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, davisburg. Jules 248-390-9270.

Blended Yoga - 9:30am. Great class for all levels combining classic yoga teachings w/asana. Some days we take it easy and other days we move a bit more. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, davisburg. Jules 248-390-9270. Gentle Yoga with Rev. Matthew - 10am. Thursdays also. A spiritual, mental and physical practice for developing and tapping inner energy and awareness. Please bring a practice mat or towel. Freewill Love-offerings will be received. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston, 248-625-5192. Gentle Yoga - 7pm. Great class for beginners, plussized, seniors, pregnant or anyone needing a more therapeutic approach to their practice. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, davisburg. Jules 248-390-9270. Tai Chi Classes - 6:30-7:30pm. 20 yrs experience. $13 drop in or 10-class packages. KMAI, 935 Baldwin Rd, Lapeer. 810-667-2101. See ad inside back cover.

newsletters per year. Non-members welcome. (May be extra fee for luncheon). Hart Community Center, Davisburg. Info; Sarah 248-846-6558. Special Needs Adaptive Yoga - 4:30 pm -5:30 pm. Ages 10 to 15 attends class with caregiver. Begins July 7 thru August. $8. The Yoga Loft & SHARP Fitness, 555 S. Saginaw St, Flint. Lois Schneider 810-232-2210. YOGA for Men & Women - 6-7:30pm. Beginning & Intermediate. Discover how movement and breath 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 inside back cover. Alzheimer’s Association Support Group - 6:308pm. 4th Thur. Open to the public, free of charge and are attended by families, caregivers, and friends of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia disorders. Lapeer Library- Margurite D. Angeli Branch. FREE. Info: Amy DeNise 810732-8500. Basic Yoga - 7pm. This class is a classic! Great for all levels; it's basic but with a challenge! $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, Davisburg. Jules 248-390-9270. 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 15. See ad page 8.

Basic Yoga with Noreen Daly - 1 & 5:45pm. Also Mon 5:45pm. We strengthen our bodies, calm our minds and open our hearts. Beginning and intermediate asanas (postures). Bring your practice mat (a few loaners are available), or towel. $7 per session. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. 248625-5192. Flow Yoga - 6:15 pm. Great class for those new to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, davisburg. Jules 248-390-9270. Essential Meditation with Rev. Matthew - 7pm. Brief instruction & deep experience. Realize peace, wholeness and abundance in conscious unity with our Divine source. Free-will love offering will be received. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. 248625-5192.

Flow Yoga - 9:30am. A blend of classic yoga teachings inter-woven with asana flow and breath to help strengthen the mind, body & spirit. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, davisburg. Jules 248-390-9270. Young At Heart Active Adults - 11:30am-1:30pm. Fun and friendly atmosphere filled with activities. $5 yearly membership per person includes 6

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Basic Yoga - 9:30am. Great class for newbies! Learn the basics in a fun, casual atmosphere. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, davisburg. Jules 248-390-9270, Colon Hydrotherapy - 6-7pm.Wth Dr. Dennis Benn. FREE. Alternative Health and Rehab Centre, 2284 S Ballenger Hwy Ste F, Flint. RSVP 810235-5181. See ad page 15. 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.

Tai Chi/Qi Gung classes - 10am. This ancient art will help you improve balance, muscle tone, flexibility, posture, and balance. Great stress reliever! $8. Alternative Health and Rehab. Centre, G-2284 S Ballenger Hwy, Flint. Dawei 810-2355181. See ad page 15. Gentle Yoga - 10:15am. Great class for beginners, plus-sized, seniors or anyone needing a more therapeutic approach towards their practice. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, davisburg. Jules 248-390-9270.

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Certified Acupuncture with 8 years experience, David Birmingham. Chronic pain relief from many everyday issues without drug therapy. See ad page 15.

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Providing acupuncture and herbal medicine to optimize your health and wellness. Specializing in pain management, sports injuries, women's health, immune support, insomnia, and stress management.

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DR. BENN DC BA, 30 years in practice treating sports, family, chronic and non-responsive conditions. See ad page 15.

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Everyone, regardless of age or condition, can benefit from a nervous system that is working at its very best. Our interest in the spine is only because it houses the nervous system. Chiropractic is a safer, more natural approach to better health. See ad page 2 & 20.

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 15.

Living Waters Wellness Center Janie Jeffery, NHP, CCT • 810-252-4389 1009 Grange Hall Rd., Fenton

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Colonics can help restore vibrant health to your body. Professional & comfortable atmosphere. Competitive pricing/discounts available. 13 yrs. experience.

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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Dentistry 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.

David W. Regiani, DDS, PC Holistic General Dentistry 101 South Street, Ortonville 248-627-4934

Mercury and metal-free dental materials, non surgical perio treatment, Invisalign© Orthodontics, DDS weight-loss system, cosmetic dentistry and TMJ pain diagnosis & treatment. Over 25 years of providing dental services to the community. See ad page 15.

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Natural/Holistic Health Alternative Health & Rehab Centre, PLLC 2284 S Ballenger Hwy, Ste F, Flint 810-235-5181 •

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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.

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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 next page.

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

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8 classes for $80 to be used in 10 weeks or $12 drop in fee.

Ages 5 to Adult Call for rates & times 810-667-2101

— Cardio — Kick Boxing Wednesday's 5:30-6:15pm 10 classes for $40 or $5 drop in fee.

natural awakenings

October 2011


The 5th Annual North Oakland / Lapeer Fall 2011

Natural Health Expo! The area's longest running event, dedicated exclusively to helping you live healthier...naturally!

Proudly sponsored by:

FREioEn &

Admiss g! parkin

Special tes or ra exhibit arly for e tion! registra

saturday, october 8, 2011 10 am to 4 pm lapeer center building 425 county center dr. • lapeer, mi

see exhibitors and speakers, enjoy food and demonstrations, throughout the day. learn about integrative and complementary health products and services from michigan businesses & health professionals.

if you would like information on how to be an exhibitor, visit: 32


MHLexpo .com

October 2011 - Genesee/Lapeer Natural Awakenings  

Green living blue planet issue. Genesee, Lapeer & Shiawassee counties, Michigan, alternative and integrative / complementary Health, fitness...