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uly is traditionally the month we devote a good portion of our magazine to the topic of healthy foods and eating. We're confident all of you will benefit from the information in this issue. We believe that the solution to the "food problem" we are experiencing in the world today can be addressed with local solutions. Processed and preserved foods are created for a simple reason: so they last long enough to get to your table. As we all know, it's often that processing and preserving that robs the food of nutritional value and can introduce unhealthy additives to our diet. The solution, logically, is to get as much of our food as we can from local resources, while the food is still fresh and nutritious. To that theme, our feature article this month is about Locavores and the "terroir" concept. As we mentioned in the our email to subscribers earlier in June announcing the theme for this issue, a locavore is someone who eats locally. Terroir, although widely used in reference to wines, applies to any food. It refers to "the peculiar combination of microclimate and geography." If we draw a circle with its center in our own backyard, the area within the circumference of the circle that encloses the same climate and geography is the general terroir. Check out this article to learn how terroir affects the flavor of foods and more about the benefits of being a "locavore." As we began planning this issue, we discovered George Vutetakis. For those of you familiar with the Inn Season Café in Royal Oak, you may remember that, for years, George was the co-owner and chef. He left Inn Season Café in 2002 and now resides in San Diego. He recently returned to Michigan to promote his new cookbook, Vegetarian Traditions and was gracious enough to give us time to interview him for an article this month. It also includes a recommended recipe from his book. We purchased a copy of the cookbook and liked it so much we're holding a drawing and will give away two signed copies. Details on how you can enter are at the end of his interview in this month's issue. Coincidentally, Inn Season Café is also the food vendor for our upcoming Michigan Healthy Living and Sustainability Expo in Royal Oak on July 17th. There will be speakers, practitioners and businesses from around Michigan and lots of information for everyone. Stop by, enjoy the day with us and have some food from Inn Season's popular menu. Details are on the outside back cover and at As always, we have lots more from which you can benefit this month. We hope you enjoy it all. Watch for our annual kids' health issue in August. We have lots of exciting things planned for that issue too. Finally, if you have pets, keep an eye out for the inaugural issue of our new Natural Awakenings Healthy Pet magazine coming out later this month. It's all about healthy living for our animal friends. We expect it to "hit the street" in over 1,000 locations...just in our East Michigan market! So, until next month, stay happy and healthy...naturally!

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newsbriefs Macomb Medical Intuitive Relocates


ecky Stevens Holistic Alternatives, LLC is proud to announce she has moved to a larger facility to better accommodate her clients needs. The new facility is located in the Elmira Office Plaza at 33576 Harper Avenue, Clinton Township. Becky Stevens Holistic Alternatives, LLC offers options for healing and wellness through medical intuition and energy healing. She assists adults, children and animals with a variety of health issues and has helped people Becky Stevens with back pain, depression, cancer, autism, multiple sclerosis, allergies and many other conditions. “Medical intuition is the ability to ascertain and assess areas and levels of dysfunction in the body," says Stevens. "This allows me to treat the root causes of health challenges by suggesting herbal, homeopathic, vibropathic remedies or JMT that will be of the most benefit.” Energy healing is a gift she has discovered was passed down from her paternal family of Cherokee descent. Becky became aware of her ability of medical intuition and energy healing almost 17 years ago after she struggled with her own health issues. “I found I have a gift and at first was confused, and unaware of what to do with it,” she adds. “It has expanded and grown over the years through study and practice. Assisting people on their path to wellness is not just my job, it is my passion.” Becky Stevens will be holding a free seminar titled "Holistic Wellness for a Whole You" on Saturday, July 24th in St. Clair Shores. For details see the event listing in this month's Calendar of Events. For more information visit To schedule an appointment call 586-294-6540. See ad page 13.

and continues her education offering the latest advancements in weight loss, anti-aging and hormone replacement therapy. To ensure that only the safest technology is being used, Subnani puts all therapies through rigorous testing. “I want to be sure that anything I offer my patients is safe,” says Subnani. “Everything we offer I’ve either tried myself or with someone in my family. If it is safe for my family, it is safe for my patients.” "Bio Identical Natural Hormone replacement utilizes specifically formulated hormones made from natural sources that resemble the patient’s production at youthful levels," she says. "IV Therapy uses nutrients that flow directly into the body to restore nutrition, detox and heal and many patients are getting relief from migraines, Fibromyalgia, immune system deficiencies, diabetes, plaque regression, cholesterol and other issues." Dr. Subnani also uses Natural Hormone replacement as a method for weight loss. "Many patients," she says, "are losing as much as one pound per day-and achieving overall health." In addition to hormone therapy, Dr. Subnani's spa offers a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical therapies and treatments, all designed to improve life, regenerate the body and increase overall health. Timeless Health & Beauty Medical Spa is located at 6854 N. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills. For more information and a free consultation, call 248-840-7853. See ad page 9.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement and Beauty Medical Spa moves to Rochester Hills


ith the recent incorporation of weight loss, hormone replacement and anti-aging therapy to her practice, Dr. Madhu Subnani has opened a new facility at Rochester Road and Tienken in Rochester Hills. With this move, Dr. Subnani’s Medical Spa will now be named Timeless Health & Beauty Medical Spa to emphasize the many services offered at the center. With 18 years experience, Subnani has extensive training

July 2010


newsbriefs Simple Test Helps Children with Scoliosis

Shelby Counselor Opens New Office

r. Mark Morningstar of the Natural Wellness and Pain Relief Centers in Grand Blanc has begun using a genetic test to identify the risk of progression in patients with idiopathic scoliosis. “The test analyzes 53 different genetic markers for scoliosis, which helps us determine whether a child with scoliosis will progress to the point that surgery is indicated," explains Dr. Morningstar. "It revolutionizes scoliosis treatment because it will help prevent over-treatment and allow children at high risk to start treatment sooner than normal, in hopes of preventing progression.” "The simple saliva test is covered by most insurance," he says, "and will help your doctor better develop a treatment plan appropriate for your child."


icensed Professional Counselor Michelle Mannina has a new location on Van Dyke in Shelby Township. With more than 15 years of experience, Mannina offers holistic, integrative counseling and complementary health and wellness. In working with her clients, Mannina takes a whole person perspective, discussing all aspects of their life: physical health, mental health and their spiritual side, if they so choose. “It is only when the whole person is considered that complete wellness can occur,” she says. Mannina adds that her own interest in counseling grew out of a passion for holistic care when she overcame her own health issues and saw similar experiences in those around her. Her passion to help others led to this profound change in her career, as well as her life.

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Jewels Yoga & Fitness Celebrates 6 years


n celebration of their 6 year anniversary, Jewels Yoga & Fitness, located in Clarkston, is now offering Karma Yoga classes taught on a donation-only basis. Classes are available "on demand," Monday mornings from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Students can request the time that works for them, commit to attending, and a teacher will be provided who will customize the practice to the student–and all for only a donation. "Jewels' studio is known for its unique intimate atmosphere and personal attention," says Jules Keilitz, owner and founder of Jewels Yoga. "We're like family. Each instructor is passionate about supporting and guiding emotionally, physically and spiritually. Student/teacher relationships are founded on trust and extend beyond the studio walls, where students are encouraged to reach their fullest potential in all areas of life." Jewels Yoga & Fitness offers an array of modalities, including group Yoga and fitness classes, Karma (charitable events/classes), private instruction, life coaching, massage, energy work, sports-training for teams and individuals, workshops, discussion groups, Kids Yoga camps, Yoga teacher trainings and independent study programs. All levels are welcome. "Our students come from all backgrounds and are welcomed with open arms," adds Jules." You’ll feel like you’re at 'home' before you even walk in the door." Jewels Yoga and Fitness is located off Clarkston or Baldwin Roads at 4612 Mountain View Trail, Clarkston. For more information, call 248-390-9270 and/or visit See ad page 54.

Starting College This fall? Learn To Beat The ‘Freshman 15’ At Clarkston Workshop


larkston nutritionist Cindy Crandell R.N. and Certified Nutritionist, of Nuview Nutrition is conducting a 90-minute College Survival Workshop open to all college students and their parents. The workshop will be offered at 7:00 p.m on four dates, August 2nd, 4th, 9th and 11th, in downtown Clarkston. "The switch from high school to college is a major life change," says Crandall. "Hectic schedules, higher expectations, new freedom and a more active social life add excitement and stress. New college students have so much to think about. For many, eating right becomes less of a priority. That’s why many college students gain weight during their first year. Some call it the 'freshman 15' – those unwanted pounds that sneak up on you due to new life habits. The extra pounds can mean lower energy – and at a time when you need all the energy you can muster." "The good news." she says, "is that there is a way to provide new college students with a winning game plan. Cindy Crandall, R.N. The workshop will be fun, interactive, motivating and educational. We’ll provide dorm room remedies for healthier snacking, help students make smarter cafeteria choices and provide tips on conquering portion distortion. And, we’ll provide five fitness tips that fit a college schedule. In short, we’ll help you pull it all together for a healthier, happier, more successful you.” The cost is $15 and includes all materials and recipes. Parents may attend free if accompanied by a student. Nuview Nutrition is located in the Clarkston News building at 5-1/2 Main Street in downtown Clarkston. To register or for more information, call Cindy Crandell RN, CN, at 248-766-2210. See ad page 15.

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newsbriefs Free Calcium and Parasite Seminar & Screening


andra L. Waters, founder of Nutritional Health Restoration, will provide a free seminar on the role of calcium in osteoporosis and cancer, and how calcium fights infection. The seminar will take place on July 21 at 7 p.m. at Whole Foods Market in Rochester Hills. Find out if you are taking the form of calcium that is right for you, learn the role vitamins C, D & F play in your body absorbing calcium, and discover if you are eating the right foods. Free scanning to determine your individual calcium status using Nutrition Response Testing. Admission is free. Waters also will be performing free parasite scanning using Nutrition Response Testing at the Michigan Healthy Living Expo in Royal Oak at Royal Oak Middle School from 10 a.m. To 5 p.m. July 17. Admission is free. To register for either event, call 248698-8855. For more information, visit her website: NutritionalHealthRestoration. com. See ad page 53. See expo ad outside back cover.



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Growing Connections Conference & Organic Harvest Festival Celebrates 10 Years


he Growing Connections Conference and Organic Harvest Festival is celebrating 10 years of education and good eating on Sunday, September 19th at their new location in downtown Birmingham. Produced by the Healthy Traditions Network and the Metro Detroit Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation, who have been educating the community for over 10 years, the event is billed as Michigan's largest one-day sustainable living farmer's market. The annual event attracts over 2000 people and features organic farmers along with ecofriendly vendors and other local resources. This year the keynote speaker will be Jordan Rubin, author of the New York Times bestselling book, "The Maker's Diet," and founder and CEO of the "Garden of Life products. Other educational opportunities will be available with local professionals, including Dr. David Brownstein, Dr. Rick Ng, Dr. Sue Mcreadie and many others. Topics will include Childhood Obesity, Vitamin D, Dangers of Soy, REAL Milk, Basic Nutrition an other subjects. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at 725 S. Adams Rd., in Birmingham. Entrance into the festival is complementary. For more information, to sponsor or exhibit, call 248-828-8494 or visit See ad page 35.

Free Acupuncture to Celebrate Ferndale Center’s Second Anniversary


ommunity Health Acupuncture Center (CHAC) will celebrate its second anniversary in Ferndale by offering free acupuncture to both new and returning patients July 17th from 9 am to 5 pm. “Residents of Ferndale, metro Detroit, and surrounding towns have shown that they are open to trying acupuncture and have supported the clinic over the past two years,” says the clinic’s founding acupuncturist, Darlene Berger. “The Free Acupuncture Day is our way of saying thank you to our supporters and clients as well as a way for us to show support for our community.” Since opening in Ferndale in July 2008, CHAC has grown to providing an average 80 treatments per week by two acupuncturists, including Carol Soborowski, who joined the clinic in January 2010. CHAC is a community style acupuncture clinic where patients are treated on recliners in a room with other patients. This style of practice allows more people to be treated simultaneously and helps reduce the cost of providing acupuncture care compared with treatments that take place in private rooms. Community style practitioners then pass the savings on to patients, offering treatments at vastly lower rates than boutique style practices. CHAC offers treatments to patients on sliding fee scale of $15-$35 per treatment without income verification. Patients are welcome to stay as long as they like in this setting. There are no time limits to treatments. CHAC is located at 801 Livernois St., in Ferndale. For more information, call 248-246-7289 or visit See ad, page 50.

Oakland, Macomb, Livingston & St. Clair, MI

Rochester Office Available to CAM Professionals


ne office is available for sublease in a peaceful and professional 3-office suite in downtown Rochester at 425 South Main Street. The available office measures approximately 12’x16’, with a large skylight, high ceilings and hardwood floors. Furnishings are negotiable. Reception area, utilities, taxes and wi-fi are included as is easy access to free parking in the lot directly behind the office. The primary tenant is the Mental Fitness Center, with various types of professionals. A one-year lease will include use of the multipurpose room, restroom, office cleaning and water/coffee. Available times are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and/or 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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or those challenged with a special diet and those who want to improve their health and lifestyle, two Eating for Wellness groups are being formed at the Mental Fitness Center in Rochester. These groups will assist you in getting organized, setting goals and following through. Support for Special Diets is a therapeutic approach to overcome obstacles associated with special diets due to allergies or food intolerances. The Support for Healthier Lifestyle group will focus on issues of weight loss, obesity, diabetes, food addiction, body image and the like. Cost is $40 per person per session ($20 extra for each additional family member).

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newsbriefs ecoStore USA Grand Opening in Auburn Hills

Local Cardiologist Holds Free Health Seminar In Rochester Hills


r. Michael Dangovian, Board Certified Cardiologist and Founder of the Wellness Training Institute, will be providing a free seminar as part of his “Living your BEST Life At Any Age” series. Experience expert advice, answers, training and tips as he shares his unique, clinically proven, program. “Whether you want to prevent or reverse chronic disease, we are here for you, showing you how to live your BEST life at ANY age, one step at a time,” Dr. Dangovian says. Join him in learning about safe and effective ways to reverse heart disease, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, lower cholesterol, manage stress, reduce anxiety, and improve circulation and flexibility. The Sit.Stand.Stroll.© seminar will take place at Whole Foods Market in Rochester Hills at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 24th. Admission is free. Dr. Dangovian practices at the Wellness Training Institute and Healthy Heart & Vascular Center in Sterling Heights. He and his staff provide individual and group health and wellness services that integrate modern medicine and ancient healing arts. Seating is limited. To register, call 586-795-3600 or for more information, visit See ads pages 17, 29 & 55.

Laker Orion Center Offers New Services to Support Integrative Medicine


onya Pizani, owner/founder of Arthemiz Revitalization Center & Detox in Lake Orion, now offers a variety of new services to detox and revitalize the entire body. The Alkal-Life Detox Program, a high quality alkaline water therapy, supports integrative medicine for chronic conditions. Arthemiz also offers Infrared Therapies including The BIOMAT Infrared Amethyst Pad. 5 sessions are available for only $100. The ABATON Infrared Sauna & Jade Thermal Massage is also available, 5 Sessions, only $125. Visitors can also take advantage of the Ionic Foot Detox, which includes leg/ foot massage, oils and crystal color touch. A 1 hour treatment is only $45. Sonya has been a Certified Nutritionist for over 30 years and has always worked with hands-on energy. She was born and raised in Brazil and has recently opened Arthemiz Detox there, a "sister" to her Lake Orion business. 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 or visit See ad page 24.


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coSTORE USA opens its doors in Auburn Hills on July 29th with a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting celebration from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The company manufactures plant and mineral based household cleaning, baby and personal care products. No Nasty Chemicals™ is the foundation of the entire product line and philosophy of ecoSTORE USA. Its products have absolutely no chemicals. They can be purchased online or at local Meijer stores. ecoSTORE USA is also proactive in involving kids in greening up our environment -the ecoKIDZ group helped plant flowers to beautify the new building. ecoSTORE is located at 4400 Glenmeade Lane, in Auburn Hills. For information, call 248-932-5150 or visit

New Counseling Center Opens in Clarkston


eflections Pointe Counseling in Clarkston offers individual, couples and family therapy for those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, abuse, career development, personal relationships and self-esteem issues. Counselors Rebecca Anastasi and Jennifer Edwards offer a comfortable healing place to experience growth of body, mind, and spirit. “All of us are capable of moving through our life experiences. We have the inner strength available to us to persevere in life, but sometimes we just need a hand,” says Anatasi. In explaining the counseling center’s philosophy, Edwards says: “The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change so that every moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger, but in wisdom, understanding, and love.” For more information, call 248 245-4633 or see ad page 23.

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ow anyone can grow their own nutritious and pesticide free vegetables at home. Organically Done offers raised bed organic vegetable gardens for residential backyards. The company provides the cedar beds, weed and pest control, rich soil/ compost mix and integrated growing trellises. Organically Done will even plant the vegetable/herb garden plan of your choice. These start up gardens are an investment for use year after year and are designed to make sustainable vegetable gardening fun, easy and educational for the whole family by controlling the growing environment, says owner Carol Shapiro Havis. “Backyard Urban Farming reduces carbon footprint and can provide your family with pesticide free table and salad vegetables all summer long and even into fall.” Once the gardens are in place, Organically Done provides it's customers with a user friendly guide to tending and harvesting. Garden coaching and a full service garden program are also available. Organically Done is located at 30030 Hickory Lane, in Franklin. For more information or a free estimate call 248-877-9609 or visit:

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New Summer Camp for Special Needs Kids


he sky’s the limit when it comes to fun at Camp Blue Sky, a new summer day camp for special needs kids at the 300 acre YMCA Camp Ohiyesa, just north of Highland. Under the direct care of qualified, experienced and energized adult professionals, Camp Blue Sky is the first day camp in the state to offer the full spectrum of indoor and outdoor activities for special needs children ages 8 to 18. Adult special needs sessions are also offered. Horseback riding, canoeing, a 100-foot water slide, crafts, outdoor cooking and a climbing wall are just a few of the ways kids experience authentic summer camp in a challenging, fun and nurturing environment. Programs are modified to fit individual needs, with a "challenge by choice" emphasis. Family nights and weekly themes also are planned. Four-day weekly camp sessions begin July 5 and run through August 19 at a rate of $399 per session. Financial aid opportunities are available and an early application incentive is also offered.

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Alternative Healing Services in Auburn Hills


inda Kent, professional holistic practitioner, is bringing her private business of over 25 years to the public by joining Salon 35 in Auburn Hills. Kent, who has her Masters of Education, is a Nutritional Consultant, Tong Ren Therapist, EFT practitioner and Floralive practitioner. She will be offering three types of alternative healing that tap into the mind, body and soul. "The first service I offer," says Kent, "is Rejuvena treatment. It removes fats and toxins from your skin cells, and works to reduce wrinkles, Rosacea and acne. "Next," she says, "is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). It is thought of as acupuncture without the needles and is a way to relieve stress by tapping specific points on the body." "Finally, she adds, "I offer Dr. Davis's essences. They have the ability to remove negative feelings and emotions from the subconscious mind. I work with each individual to find out which personal flower essences they need to experience more joy and confidence." Salon 35 is located at 2568 North Squirrel Rd in Auburn Hills. For more information or an appointment, please contact Linda Kent at 248-842-1446.

July 2010


globalbriefs New Paradigm

Research Shows We Can Feed the World Sustainably A benchmark study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research says that it’s possible to sustainably feed the world’s estimated 2050 population of 9 billion, while still preserving the planet. Findings suggest that a diet equivalent to eating meat three times a week would employ green farming methods, leave forests untouched and raise animals only under free-range conditions. “We can actually do without factory farming,” concludes Lasse Brauun, of Compassion in World Farming. “With 60 billion animals being reared for livestock

production every year and the figure set to double by 2050, we really need to reconsider our approach. Animals are being reared like factory units to provide us with cheap meat. The true cost of eating too much meat is animal suffering, deforestation and obesity.”

Scoliosis: Treating Patients, Not Just Spines


lmost 87% of children ages 3-10 who are diagnosed with scoliosis will undergo surgery to correct the scoliosis. Of these, 20 to 45% will require additional surgeries. Girls ages 10 to16 years of age are 8 to 10 times more likely to have their scoliosis get worse than boys the same age. The average adolescent scoliosis (above 30°) worsens by about 7° each passing year. Face it, these statistics are scary. Perhaps the scariest: the average scoliosis patient will suffer a 14-year reduction in their life expectancy. Surgery using long titanium rods called Harrington rods are used to straighten the spine. However, studies show that 22 years after scoliosis surgery, the spine curvature returns to its initial measurement. Worse yet, the rods often bend or break, requiring follow-up surgery to insert new rods. Once the rod is removed, corrosion (rust) is found in two out of every three. Parents do not typically choose scoliosis surgery because it is the best choice for their child, but rather they are told that it is the only choice. Here is perhaps the epitome of this devastating surgery: Paul Harrington, MD, inventor of the titanium rod, recently stood up at a conference of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and stated, "If I knew 20 years ago what I know now, I would have never invented the rod for scoliosis surgery." In a separate statement, he claimed "metal does not cure the disease of sco-

liosis, which is a condition involving much more than the spinal column." There is another way. ARC3D is a non-surgical approach to scoliosis treatment. Early studies show that it is effective in reducing spinal curvature in a short period of time. This treatment procedure is available at the Natural Wellness & Pain Relief Center in Grand Blanc. This is the only clinic in Michigan certified to administer this treatment. However, this treatment is not for everyone. Prospective patients are first tested to see if they respond to the rehabilitative procedures used in ARC3D. Because every patient is different, treatment plans are individually tailored to the needs of each patient. ARC3D also works to improve other physiological problems associated with scoliosis. For example, lung and digestive function are frequently diminished in people with scoliosis. Therefore, in addition to working on the spine itself, patients are treated to improve these other problems, which are often more important than the spine curvature itself. If you or your child have been diagnosed with scoliosis, or if you're concerned about your child's posture, call Dr. Morningstar at 810-694-3576. He will provide a comprehensive examination to determine if ARC3D is right for you or your child. For more information on the ARC3D concepts, please visit or



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Funding Debate Slows Upgrade of School Nutrition For the past year, Slow Food USA has led a consumer campaign now exceeding 100,000 emails asking Congress to improve school nutrition. “We cannot, in good conscience, continue to make our kids sick by feeding them cheap byproducts of an industrial food system,” states Josh Viertel, president of Slow Food USA. “It is time to give kids real food, food that tastes good, is good for them, is good for the people who grow and prepare it and is good for the planet.” President Obama has proposed investing an additional $1 billion a year to help schools serve healthier food, but Congress is hesitating to approve the full

amount. This change to the five-year Child Nutrition Act, now up for renewal, would add 20 cents to the $1 allocated for ingredients in each school lunch. School nutrition directors say an additional $1 is needed to serve sufficient vegetables, fruits and whole grains, making the ultimate goal $4 billion a year. Meanwhile, the viable farm-to-school movement is seeking just $50 million of the total to link local farms with schools. Vending machines also must be subject to stronger nutrition standards. “Kids have the most at stake here,” remarks Emily Ventura, of Slow Food Los Angeles. “This is their future, their health, their quality of life. But it’s also America’s future.” Support the Time for Lunch campaign at

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food—knowing where foods come from, knowing about local farms and farmers’ markets. My perfect meal is something that is very simple, fresh and seasonal. The key is to use the right ingredients, a little olive oil and herbs. One of my favorites is searing fish so that it is raw on the inside and serving it with a wonderful aioli or fruit salsa and a lightly steamed, seasonal vegetable. You are a big advocate of organic food, which can be pricey for families on tight budgets. How can healthy eating be accessible to all? It’s about choices. When people want to eat healthier and believe organic is too expensive, I ask them to consider how many times they buy café coffee or order out. When you start to look at food and how you live your life as a method of preventive medicine, it becomes obvious that getting sick [due to poor nutrition and a weak immune system] is a lot more expensive.


his month Natural Awakenings speaks with Mariel Hemingway about her personal journey to achieving a healthy and happy life. The veteran actress has practiced and taught yoga for 20 years and avidly pursues avenues of sustainable living and holistic health. Her most recent books include Mariel’s Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life and Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living From the Inside Out.

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Weekend Warriors Homeopathic Medicines for Sports Injuries by Dana Ullman

Three key medicines for sports injuries are Arnica for shock and trauma to soft tissue and muscle; Hypericum for shooting pains and trauma to nerves or parts of the body rich with nerves, such as the fingers, toes and back; and Calendula for cuts or open wounds to promote healthy new skin formation. The information here indicates external use for common injuries.



growing number of professional athletes and weekend warriors are spelling relief h-o-m-e-o-pa-t-h-y. Founded on a reputation for helping people suffering from chronic diseases, natural homeopathic medicines also are becoming recognized for their effectiveness in treating common sports injuries. Using them is considered easier than conventional drugs in addressing acute injuries, because applying homeopathic solutions doesn’t require a high degree of individualized remedies. When two people have sprained ankles, for instance, they can each be helped along in their healing by a similar homeopathic remedy, but two people suffering from arthritis will generally require different remedies that are individualized according to each person’s pattern of symptoms. Note that homeopaths recommend that homeopathic medicine be taken in conjunction with, not as a replacement for, conventional first-aid measures.

Form of Doses Homeopathic medicines are available as single remedies or as formulas of two or more remedies mixed together. Single remedies are recommended for injuries when all symptoms point to one homeopathic medicine and it is better to use a stronger dose or higher potency not available in mixed formulas. The use of several remedies in a


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formula provides a broad-spectrum effect not available in a single remedy. Because injuries sometimes involve muscle, nerve and bone tissues, it sometimes makes sense to use formulas to help heal the various tissues involved.

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■ Arnica immediately after injury,

especially if there is swelling and soreness. ■ Rhus tox for sprains with annoying stiffness. ■ Bryonia for sprains with excruciating pain whenever the joint is moved. ■ Ledum for easily sprained ankles that feel better when ice is applied. ■ Calcarea carbonica for chronic ankle sprains and repetitive stress injury. ■ Ruta for tendon injury (especially helpful for tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome).


■ Arnica immediately after injury,

also later if there is soreness. ■ Hypericum for sharp shooting pains that accompany a dislocation.


■ Arnica immediately after injury,

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onsider Boston cod, Georgia peach pie, Florida’s Indian River grapefruit, wheat from Kansas, heirloom tomatoes from Colorado, Michigan sour cherries, Texas pinto beans and California wines. While the definition of American cuisine is difficult to pinpoint, it definitely exists in regional form, say the Americans polled by the James Beard Foundation. It’s the particular tastes of the places we call home. There’s a delicious reason why regional foods remain popular; as The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture found, the average “fresh” food item on American dinner tables now travels 1,500 miles to get there—and often tastes like it.

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or regional heritage of their producers,” advises Rachelle H. Saltzman, folklife coordinator and director of the Iowa Place-Based Foods project. She notes that regional food might be considered a result of the happy pairing of nature and nurture. Regional foods start with terroir, a French term that refers to a peculiar combination of microclimate and geography. If we draw a circle with its center in our own backyard, the area within the circumference of the circle that encloses the same climate and geography is the general terroir. Although terroir is in wide use in reference to wines, it also applies to any food. Terroir accounts for the differences in flavor between mild orange blossom honey from Arizona, aromatic and pear-like tupelo honey from Florida, amber-colored and mediumflavored clover honey from Iowa and dark and slightly sulfurous sunflower

honey originating in South Dakota. “When you eat honey that local bees make, you’re eating an easily digestible, raw food full of enzymes, pollen, vitamins, proteins and minerals from the region,” says Tony Schwager of Anthony’s Beehive, in Lawrence, Kansas. Bees forage for nectar in nearby blossoms and then do all the processing in the hive. The result is a regional food yielding more than 300 varieties across the United States. Even Vermont maple syrup can register the flavor changes from terroir, according to Amy Trubek, assistant professor of nutrition and food sciences at The University of Vermont and author of The Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey Into Terroir. Trubek is participating in an ongoing study of the character of small-batch maple syrups. “Like Burgundy wines or Savoie cheeses, the terroir of maple syrups matters,” she says. For example, maple syrup—a whole food made only from the sap that rises in the tree only after a long, cold winter—can taste different depending on whether the maple tree grows in areas rich in limestone (giving flavor notes of caramel, vanilla and bitter almond) or schist (where minerals yield a slightly moldy note), giving it a unique taste of place.

Wild Bounty Before European settlement here, Native American tribes were often identified—and strengthened physically and

spiritually—by the regional foods they ate, whether gathered by hunting or fishing in the wild or raised themselves. Early visiting explorers and naturalists noted such delicacies as wild strawberries growing along the New Hampshire shoreline, native persimmons in Vir-

“In this wine, you can taste the magical place where our children, Hailey and Loren, grew up. Aromas of blackberries and bay leaves, like those that grow along the spring-fed creek with subtle notes of tobacco, smoke and earth, dance in the background, derived from the soil itself.” ~ Janet Trefethen, of Trefethen Family Vineyards, in Napa, California, about its HaLo cabernet sauvignon.

ginia and beach plums on Cape Cod. In Early American Gardens: For Meate or Medicine, gardener and author Ann Leighton chronicles which plants were native to New England and which ones the 17th-century colonists brought or had sent from England. The resulting cuisine evolved into a fusion of English recipes with New World ingredients. Through many generations, regional cuisines developed along the Eastern seaboard, often featuring maple syrup, cranberries, wild blackberries, corn, pumpkins, Carolina gold rice, cod, clams, blue crab, shad and shrimp. Grafting new and old world plants produced the happy accidents of the Bartlett pear, Concord grape and Newtown Pippin apple. What grew in these innovative gardens naturally began to grace American tables. “Native corn became a truly American food,” observes Lenore Greenstein, a food and nutrition journalist who has taught at several U.S. universities. “The corn of the settlers, however, was not the sweet corn we know today, but the field corn used to feed livestock and make corn meal, syrup and starches. Sweet corn was unknown until 1779, yet by 1850 it had replaced field corn on American tables.”

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“Were it not for Lake Michigan, you couldn’t grow fruit this far north on a commercial scale. The weather fronts come in from the west over the deep lake. The lake becomes a climate modifier, giving the fruit its character.” ~ Justin Rashid, of American Spoon Foods, a grower of sour cherries, apricots and peaches in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula from produce that slaves could grow in their own kitchen gardens: boiled peanuts, sweet potato pie, boiled greens and black-eyed peas. Immigrants from Ireland who arrived in the New World during the potato famine of the 1840s and those Europeans promised free land under the Homestead Acts of the 1860s brought garden seeds, favorite plants and ethnic food traditions with them, further enlarging our country’s collective eating repertoire to include sauerkraut, coleslaw, cheesecake, cinnamon rolls and potato salad.

Mennonite farmers who had emigrated from the Netherlands to Germany and then on to Russia, as their pacifist views clashed with the prevailing governments, finally left the steppes of the Ukraine for the similar terroir of the Kansas prairie in 1875. (This was around the same time that cowboys were herding longhorn cattle from Texas along the Chisholm Trail to railyards in Abilene, Kansas.) The Mennonites brought bags of turkey red winter wheat seeds that helped transform the wild prairie into the cultivated “breadbasket” it is today. In a similar fashion, Italian families coming to California brought their love of wine to a hilly region that benefited from moisture granted by the fog rolling in from the Pacific. They knew how to make the most of a climate with a spring rainy season followed by a dry summer—great conditions for growing wine grapes.



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um disease (known as periodontitis) is a silent disease. It is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. You can’t see it. There’s usually no pain. Often times, you don’t even know you have it. If left untreated, gum disease just gets worse and can compromise your oral health and your overall health. It is possible to have periodontal disease and have no warning signs. Research has demonstrated that as many as 3 out of 4 people will experience some form of gum disease in their lifetime. There are many reasons to take gum disease seriously. The latest research studies tell us that gum disease may increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, delivering a preterm, low birth-weight baby, and other serious health risks. “There are many tests that help doctors predict our risk of developing certain diseases,” says Heather Pranzarone Stratton, DDS, a Family and Cosmetic Dentist in Shelby Twp. “We routinely get our blood pressure taken to assess our risk of hypertension. A blood pressure of higher than 120/80 is considered high risk and in need of treatment. We get our cholesterol checked to assess our risk of heart disease. A cholesterol score of higher than 200 is considered high risk and in need of treatment. There are even genetic tests for breast and ovarian cancer and colorectal cancer that tell us if we are in an extremely high risk category for developing these cancers,” continued Dr. Heather. “Most of us do not question the validity of these results and accept that the treatment that is recommended by our doctor is necessary to better our overall health and reduce these risks.” “At our office, we are very proud to offer every one of our patients a state-of-the-art, easy to understand and scientifically validated risk assessment tool for gum disease,” said Dr. Heather. “This specialized computer software is an easy tool that you will receive at every routine hygiene therapy and oral cancer screenings

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Good for Our Community Growing and eating regional foods is equally beneficial for our communities. According to Larry West, a writer for E/The Environmental Magazine, most farmers on average receive only 20 cents of each food dollar spent on what they produce. The remaining profit gets consumed by transportation, processing, packaging, refrigeration and marketing costs when their crops travel far and wide. Farmers who choose to sell their foods to local customers see a better return on their investment. When neighbors choose to eat locally, it supports local agriculture and encourages continued use of area land for farms, keeping development in check while preserving open space. There are even more benefits. Research by Duncan Hilchey, a senior extension associate at Cornell University, and his colleagues in upstate New York found that regional agriculture contributes to the local economy, provides fresh food and a secure food supply, and plays a role in preserving our rural heritage. In Goût de Terroir: Exploring the Boundaries of Specialty Agricultural Landscapes, he concludes that “Agricultural landscapes, and the regional cuisine and foodways [culinary practices] to which they contribute, offer powerful expressions of place.” As Greenstein sums it up, “Regional food is better, however you look at it.” Judith Fertig is a freelance food writer in Overland Park, KS; for more information visit AlfrescoFoodAndLife Primary sources: Tony Schwager at; Lenore Greenstein at; Rachelle H. Saltzman at Riki.Saltzman@Iowa. gov; Duncan Hilchey at Duncan@; Justin Rashid at; Amy Trubek at Amy.; and Jeni Britton Bauer at Also, Culinaria: The United States, A Culinary Discovery, edited by Randi Danforth, Peter Feierabend and Gary Chassman; and Early American Gardens: For Meate or Medicine by Ann Leighton.




studying and cooking with other cultures has enabled me to embrace the idea that food is a celebration, not just something you eat. It is just as important as exercise or sleep and is a part of our life that we tend to neglect. Food is one of the most intimate things in our lives because it is tied into our emotions. Eating healthy is a relationship that you form with food, so if you build a healthy relationship with the foods you eat then you will have a healthy lifestyle. For example, going to your local farmer’s market or maintaining your own garden allows us to become part of the process in terms of healthy eating. We become partners in utilizing these fresh ingredients pulled straight from the ground. When we have a healthy balance of food, we maintain a balanced lifestyle, and that starts by treating the food we eat with respect.

How have the different cultures and traditions of other countries influenced your own cooking and traditions?

A conversation with George Vutetakis by Renee Rudzewicz George Vutetakis was first exposed to the language of food as a young boy in his Greek grandmother Yia Yia’s kitchen. It was here that he experienced the importance of cultural traditions in cooking through extraordinary flavors, tastes and smells. His passion for food continued as he traveled and studied in India, learning traditional food preparation methods. After years of managing many kitchens, running a restaurant in Manhattan and cooking for hundreds in India and America, Vutetakis found himself as head chef at Inn Season Café in Royal Oak, MI. After being chef and owner for almost two decades, he left the restaurant to pursue teaching and writing. Here, he discusses what healthy living means to him, the importance of honest foods and his cookbook Vegetarian Traditions, a collaboration of his culinary history with some of his most treasured recipes.

What does healthy eating mean to you? For me, healthy eating is not just looking specifically at what you’re eating, but it’s a lifestyle choice. My experience in

Cooking is a tradition that is passed down from generation to generation. The heart of learning how to prepare food is respecting that ritual. There are so many cultures to learn from and we all have our stories and family recipes. It’s about looking back on generations, not just foreign cultures, and really appreciating that aspect. My father taught me to understand the value of people’s presence. With America being such a melting pot, we are influenced from multiple cultures. We tend to adopt the mentality that food is a commodity. Other cultures have a long history of cherishing food as sacred nourishment and valuing what it stands for. It’s a relationship they have with the earth. Because I was able to travel to India, I latched on to their culinary culture. I studied in people’s homes and temples and learned many of the Eastern philosophies that I was able to adopt in my own life.

What do you believe is the key to living a healthy life? Food. Knowing your food. Once you begin to know what you’re eating (instead of the food we buy packaged at the store with an overload of foreign ingredients), then you begin to take the next steps of regeneration on the planet. To sustain a better quality of life, we must make the most of our time with food. When you buy corn or lettuce from your local farmers market, you are purchasing something that was in the ground less than 24 hours ago. When you pick a tomato from your own garden to use for that evening’s meal, you are creating that synergy between you and the earth. The more we learn to appreciate the food we eat, the better we will be in maintaining a healthy life.

What is one piece of advice you can give people about cooking? To me, cooking is a language. It’s a way of expressing. There is an understanding about how food comes together. There is also the creative aspect. When you are preparing to cook, think about the ingredients you are using and the recipe you are duplicating. It’s about having a relationship with the food

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we eat and being part of the process. The journey begins in the ground where the ingredients are grown and then to our kitchens where they are cooked and prepared. I always shop local and buy organic and I encourage others to do the same when it comes to the items that I am cooking.

What made you decide to write your book, Vegetarian Traditions? The book was a work in progress that took over 10 years to complete. I have had people requesting me for years to write a cookbook but there was never enough time. After I left Inn Season Café, I decided my main focus was going to create a cookbook that is one hundred percent vegan. I wanted to create a cookbook that healthy cuisine that any person, carnivorous or not, could enjoy. The dishes that I have created in here have a history. There are traditional methods of preparation to make each dish. There was the unspoken motto at Inn Season Café, “Quality of food is synonymous with quality of life”. Every ingredient used at the restaurant and also in my cookbook is healthy – it’s just a question of how you use it. Each section has an introduction about the foods and spices I use and why. I have also incorporated some of the famous dishes from Inn Season Café in my book. George Vutetakis currently lives in San Diego, where he has strong relationships with local organic farmers. Vegetarian Traditions is available at several Michigan businesses and on For details or to order a copy, visit his blog, Renee Rudzewicz is a freelance writer in Metro Detroit. Her work has appeared in Traverse Magazine, Hour Detroit Magazine and Corp! magazine. She is currently finishing up her first novel. Contact her at

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Roasted Stuffed Polenta Polenta is often a creamy, puddlinglike dish; Roasted Stuffed Polenta is a firmer version which may be prepared as a light main course.

Serves 8 Polenta • 2 3/4 cups water • 2 tablespoons leeks, finely minced • 2 tablespoons carrots, minced • 1/2 cup corn off the cob • 1 bay leaf • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt • 1 cup organic medium ground corn meal In a sauce pan on medium heat, add water, leeks, carrots, corn, bay leaf and salt. Simmer broth for five minutes. Slowly stir in corn meal and cook until it thickens. Transfer to a double-boiler on medium-high heat and cook, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes. Transfer to a parchmentlined baking sheet, flatten to 1/4 inch thick and let rest for at least 30 minutes. Cut polenta into 4 inch squares and then angle-cut into triangles. Baking Sauce • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • 2 teaspoons dried oregano • 1 tablespoon tamari • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix together all baking sauce ingredients and spread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place individual polenta pieces on the sauce and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are browned. Remove from oven and

allow to cool. Basil Pesto • 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves • 1/2 cup pine nuts • 1/4 teaspoon garlic, minced • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Puree all basil pesto ingredients in a food processor until it becomes a paste with texture. Spread pesto on half the polenta triangles and place the remaining halves on top, sandwich-style. Toast in a 400 degree F oven for 8 minutes just before serving.

Serving suggeston: Serve with Tuscan White Beans and Roasted Asparagus. (Recipes for both are available in the Vegetarian Traditions cookbook). Place 1 cup of beans in the center of a plate. Put one Roasted Stuffed Polenta on the beans and arrange 3 spears of asparagus across the top of it in a fan pattern. Sprinkle red bell peppers around perimeter of the plate. Recipe and photo courtesy of George Vutetakis, from the Vegetarian Traditions cookbook.

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eople might start commuting by bicycle to improve their fitness, save money or support sustainability, but they continue because it’s fun. Ask a motorist about their commute and they’ll frown, at best. Ask a bicyclist about their commute and they’ll smile, and likely mention the endorphin rush, fresh air, wildlife spotted that morning, the new breakfast shop discovered en route or how their retirement accounts are swelling with money saved by not driving.

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arents are usually the main facilitators of life lessons for their children, but in some arenas it’s best to let the kids do the teaching. Their natural eating behaviors, for example, exemplify smart choices for us all. Here are some surprising rules of thumb:

Eat when you are hungry.

From birth, babies know when and how much they need to eat and cry to let us know. As youngsters grow this vital instinct can be unlearned, so that by the time they are adults, most have learned to eat for other reasons besides hunger. By recognizing the difference between needing to eat and wanting to eat, adults can also relearn when and how much to eat.

Stop eating when you are full. Infants turn

their head away when they have had enough to eat and toddlers throw food on the floor when they’re done. But as adults, we clean our plates because we were admonished as youngsters about starving children, feel a social obligation or something just tastes good.

Being hungry makes you grouchy.

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crabby and affects adults in the same way. Take care of your mealtime needs instead of taking out your crankiness on those around you. Snacks are good. Kids naturally prefer to eat smaller meals with snacks in-between whenever they get hungry. That pattern of eating keeps their metabolism stoked all day; adults’ too. All foods fit. Children are born with a natural preference for sweet foods and quickly learn to enjoy fatty foods. Such fun comfort foods can be part of a healthy diet. In fact, studies show that overly restrictive food rules can cause children to feel guilty or ashamed and lead to rebellious eating. Everyone eats healthier when they learn to enjoy less nutritious foods in moderation without deprivation.

Be a picky eater. Kids won’t easily eat

something they don’t like. Consider how much less you’d eat if you didn’t settle for food that only tastes so-so.

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Eating is a total sensory experience for children as they examine, smell and touch each morsel. You’ll appreciate food aromas, appearance and flavors more if you aren’t driving, watching television, working on a computer, reading or standing over the sink.

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hether this is your first year growing a kitchen garden or your thumb glows green from years of use, it’s possible to quickly turn dreams of bountiful organic harvests into a reality. Even small gardens can be surprisingly productive, sometimes yielding enough squash to feed the neighborhood. These 10 tips will help you reap top harvests of superb vegetables and herbs.

Shop from Your Garden First. After a lifetime of buying food in stores, you may need to change your shopping habits to accommodate the stream of veggies from your own produce patch. It makes sense to shop there first. When you plan meals based upon your garden’s abundance, much less overripe produce ends up as compost.

what’s ripe at least three times a week. Early morning is the best time to gather garden-fresh veggies. Make Plenty of Pesto. A fast-growing annual herb that loves hot weather, basil will keep producing new leaves over a longer time if you harvest big bunches just as the plants develop buds and flowers (the flowers are edible, too). If you have too much basil to use right away, purée washed leaves with olive oil and lemon juice, then cover with water in ice cube trays and freeze. Store the hard cubes in freezer bags for use in making pesto during non-harvest months.

Spread on the Mulch. Everywhere but in the subtropics, rain often becomes scarce in summer, so do everything you can to keep plants supplied with consistent moisture. Tomatoes, in particular, are sensitive to changes in soil moisture that can lead to black spots on the bottoms of ripening fruits. In any climate, drip irrigation from soaker hoses on the surface makes watering easy and efficient. Covering the hoses with mulch reduces surface evaporation and discourages weeds at the same time.

Squeeze Tomatoes. In choosing your favorite tomatoes, taste them fairly by keeping them in a warm place because cool temperatures can destroy their flavor compounds. In addition to watching the vines for ripe colors, make a habit of gently squeezing tomatoes to judge their firmness, the same way you might check an avocado or peach. Heirloom varieties, in particular, are at their best just as they begin to soften, but may become mealy if you wait too long.

Harvest Often. From snap beans to zucchini, vegetables will be longer and stronger if you keep them picked. Gather

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learn more about which vegetables and herbs naturally grow well in your climate and soil, visit local farmers’ markets to see what local organic farmers are growing. Any crop that grows well in a neighbor’s field is likely to also do well in your garden. Keep Your Cool. Take on big garden tasks early in the morning or in the evening, when it’s cool. If you must work outdoors on a hot day, try freezing damp kitchen towels into a U-shape and drape a frozen collar around your neck to keep from overheating. Bet on Beans. Most vegetables are fast-growing annuals that decline after they have produced for several weeks. Replace tattered spring crops with fastgrowing bush snap beans, which will promptly sprout and grow in all but the hottest climates. Where summers are sultry, there is often time to follow spring crops with a planting of edamame (edible green soybeans), which offer sensational taste, texture and nutrition.

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Sow More Salad. Lettuce and other salad greens often go to seed and turn bitter when hot weather comes, but a second salad season is right around the corner. Leafy greens, from arugula to tatsoi (a gorgeous Asian mustard), thrive from late summer to fall in most climates. Keep seeds left over from spring in the refrigerator and start planting them outside as soon as cooler nights arrive in late summer. In subtropical areas, start seeds indoors and set the seedlings out after the hottest months have passed. Fortify Soil. Each time you cultivate a bed, mix in a generous helping of compost or another form of rich, organic matter. Over time, the soil will become better and better, which means ever more beautiful homegrown veggies, fresh from your own garden.

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Jordan Rubin New York Times best-selling author, The Maker’s Diet Founder and CEO of the Garden of Life products 11 different classes to choose from with Dr. Brownstein, Dr. Ng and many more UÊi>Ì…ÞÊ->ÌÊUÊ6ˆÌ>“ˆ˜Ê ÊUÊ …ˆ`…œœ`Ê"LiÈÌÞÊ UÊ,i>ÊˆŽÊUÊ >ÈVÊ ÕÌÀˆÌˆœ˜ Michigan’s Largest One Day Organic Farmers Market Over 100 farmers and vendors supporting a healthy lifestyle

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n small vegetable gardens, pesticides are not necessary when nature is allowed to do its work. Pesticides can be harmful to both the garden produce and the surrounding environment.

For example, some products that eliminate ants or wasps may also harm bees or butterflies, the very pollinators needed for tomatoes and squash to grow. Avoiding pesticides, however, will make for a healthier environment and healthier food. Fostering an environment in which birds are welcome encourages healthy gardens and avoids unnecessary spraying. Although many people believe birds destroy garden vegetables, it is possible to provide a habitat that encourages the birds to eat insects instead. To illustrate how gardening with birds can be beneficial, consider an environment that provides the three basic requirements for birds to set up residence: food, shelter and water. Meeting these three requirements makes attracting pest-eating birds very easy. Food is most important in winter. Traditional feeders, a goldfinch feeder and a suet cake feeder are all very good sources of food for birds. Kept near the garden, they attract birds away from fruits and vegetables. Peanuts and sunflower seeds are also popular, but shelled is best because it's cleaner. Shelter can be natural or manmade. Natural includes trees and large shrubs. Different birds nest in different trees. Some birds love arborvitae, others prefer deciduous trees. Manmade shelters could be fabricated bird houses, the eaves under the house, or nooks under the porch or deck. Birds will return to the same spot every year. Water may come in the form of bird baths or even water

features such as creeks and ponds. The water in a bird bath should be changed daily and disinfected often in 10 percent solution of bleach to water because birds can pass diseases along to others. Birds are fond of splashing in fountains and patio ponds, too. If you have a pond, make sure there is a branch or some kind of escape route in case a bird goes in and gets stuck. A source of water is also important in the winter. Even a heated dog bowl would be well received. Sometimes, however, birds cannot help themselves. In these cases, consider using a hinged cover with landscape fabric (wire mesh) to protect strawberries and other favorites, and keep the birds out. Unbeknownst to them, birds can be encouraged to help out in the garden. Their instinct to find insects for their nestlings can benefit our desire to grow healthier and safer vegetables for our families. Birds will also provide entertainment in both antics and song. Everyone wins. About Laura Zigmanth: A recent graduate of Oakland Community College in Landscape Design and Horticulture, Laura also has a Fine Arts degree from Albion College. She is also a Michigan Conservation Steward specializing in native plants remediation and invasive plant eradication. She has worked in the "green industry" for over 12 years in various aspects. Laura has been designing and building gardens for over 20 years, always respecting the power of nature, using organic or environmentally-friendly products, and reducing, reusing, and recycling materials as much as possible. She was using sustainable and eco-aware techniques long before it was popular. She lives in White Lake with her husband, 2 dogs, 2 cats, pond fish, and, of course, the birds. See ad page 40.

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Anti-aging For Pets

Providing clean air, food and water may require extra work, but it will greatly reduce your pet’s toxin and free radical load.

Help your pet live the longest, healthiest life possible

A healthy diet is the foundation for pets’ longevity. The healthiest diets are free of toxic preservatives, texturizers, coloring agents, flavor enhancers, antibiotics, hormones, and parasiticides. Dogs and cats should be fed a homemade, rare meat, low grain diet including organic meats and fresh, colorful organic plants if possible. If homemade diets are not an option, caregivers should look for a high quality, commercial diet that is over forty percent meat by dry weight and contains a minimum of grain. I also suggest adding supplemental digestive enzymes, probiotics, trace minerals and omega fatty acids to either a commercial or homemade diet will plug many of the nutritional holes resulting from poor farming practices and commercial processing of food.

by Dr. John M. Simon


ost pet caregivers do not become concerned with the idea of anti-aging until they begin to see signs that their dear puppy or kitten has grown old. Unfortunately, by that time, many of the best opportunities for extending their pets life has been missed. The first step is beginning to think about life extension when a pet is young and all organs are still strong and healthy. From birth, pets are exposed to food and environmental toxins that slowly deteriorate their health which shortens their lives. These free radicals toxins that formulate in the air, water and food pets breathe and eat begin to destroy healthy cells and tissues.

Next to good nutrition, pets also need to be provided with regular dental hygiene check-ups. Because tartar is a breeding ground for bacteria, keeping it to a minimum will allow fewer bacterial toxins will get into the blood stream and damage your pet’s liver and kidneys. Keep in mind that pets are much closer to the ground than we are and therefore their exposure to environmental toxins is greater than our own. Just like people, pets also carry emotional stress with them which can decrease the span of their lives. This kind of pet stress can overly stimulate the sympathetic nervous system which causes inflammation, tissue injury and free radical damage. Early obedience training is one way to help prevent this problem. Regular exercise is also an important part of maintaining a healthy pet. Movement not only helps to maintain a slim, muscular appearance but it also relieves boredom and allows pets to get rid of pent up energy that otherwise might result in destructive behavior such as chewing on shoes, furniture or lamp cords. It is also a great bonding exercise for owner and pet. Following any of these simple steps will help create a healthier more vivacious pet along with a happier you! Dr. John M. Simon, owner of the Woodside Animal Clinic in Royal Oak is a columnist, author, lecturer and past president of the Oakland County Veterinary Association. For the last 40 years he has been healing all types of small animals with both alternative and conventional medicine. 38

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growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs.” Scientists agree that soap and water are effective for most routine cleaning jobs, and research has demonstrated that safer alternatives, such as vinegar and borax, have antibacterial properties. Two simple solutions to prevent bacteria growth on sponges and cloths are microwaving sponges for one minute and regularly laundering washcloths.


The Dirt on Cleaning Choose to Have a Green, Clean, Toxin-free Home by Erin Switalski


espite what our mothers told us, a clean home isn’t always a healthy one. The laundry detergents, tub and tile sprays, air fresheners, drain cleaners and antibacterial soaps that promise “fresh and clean” may hide unseen and undisclosed dangers. According to Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), a national women’s environmental organization, there are some 85,000 chemicals contained in products in the consumer marketplace, and only a fraction have been tested for their impact on human health. Labeling on cleaning products is not regulated, and not every manufacturer voluntarily discloses ingredients. To safely power through household dirt and bacteria without using questionable chemicals, try WVE’s green cleaning tips. Use fewer products. An allpurpose cleaner can handle many cleaning jobs around the house. It is not necessary to use a different product for each room (bathroom cleaner, kitchen cleaner, etc.). Check out the National Geographic Green Guide list of all-purpose cleaners at Never mix products. Chemicals in cleaning products can have dangerous reactions with one another. For example, combining bleach and ammonia creates deadly chloramine fumes. Use less toxic products. Avoid products marked “Danger” and “Poison,”

and reduce the use of those labeled “Caution.” • Avoid products containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), especially if anyone in the home has asthma. Aerosol sprays, cleaners and disinfectants, moth repellents and air fresheners are likely to contain VOCs. • Avoid chemicals linked to reproductive harm. Products that contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as butoxyethanol and other glycol ethers include: all-purpose, glass, oven, tub/ tile, carpet and floor cleaners; degreasers; stain removers; floor strippers; and metal polishes. The surfactant alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APE) is found primarily in: laundry detergents; non-chlorine sanitizers; deodorizers; floor care products; and multi-purpose, carpet and toilet bowl cleaners. • Seek products that have been certified by an independent institution such as Green Seal ( or EcoLogo ( Avoid air fresheners. They contain fragrances and other irritants associated with watery eyes, headaches, skin and respiratory irritations, asthma and allergic reactions. They may also contain VOCs and the known carcinogens, benzene and formaldehyde. Reduce the use of disinfectants. Exposure to antimicrobial chemicals has been linked to potential health impacts, and their overuse has contributed to the

Make nontoxic cleaning products. Simple and inexpensive ingredients like vinegar, baking soda and borax can be used in many different ways for effective cleaning. Adding essential oils such as lavender or rosemary infuses a fresh scent and boosts antibacterial properties. Have fun learning to make natural cleaning products by buying ingredients in bulk and throwing a green cleaning party with friends (free Green Cleaning Party Kit at Finally, WVE suggests we buy products from manufacturers that disclose ingredients on the label. If the ingredients aren’t listed, call the product’s customer service number and ask the company to disclose them. It’s a good way to ensure that our homes stay clean—and healthy. Download a free Safer Cleaning Products fact sheet at files/cleaningproducts.pdf. Erin Switalski is the executive director of Women’s Voices for the Earth ( WVE’s Safe Cleaning Products Initiative is a national effort intended to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals in cleaning products. Sign the petition at http:// For more information on chemical policy reform, visit

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LISTINGS BY DATE FRIDAY, JULY 2 Yin Yoga with Jean Charette - 5:45-7pm. Stretch the connective tissues of the body. Practice is quiet, passive and poses are held for a longer period of time which can be very meditative and calming. In the Yin practice we concentrate on keeping your joints mobile and helping regulate the flow of energy in the body. Beneficial to all levels. $13. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave, CHESTERFIELD. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 55. First Free Fridays - 9 am-8 pm. Free acupuncture treatments for new patients are available the first Friday of each month. Call for an appointment. FREE. Community Health Acupuncture Center, 801 Livernois St., FERNDALE. Darlene Berger or Carol Soborowski 248-246-7289. See ad page 50.

TUESDAY, JULY 6 Whole Foods Store Tour - 4pm or by appt. Great Buys & Values, learn about our store. Tours to groups of five to 20 people with tips for enjoying the

best savings without giving up organic and natural foods. FREE. ROCHESTER HILLS Location. Visit our website, the Customer Service Desk or call 248-371-1400 to schedule a tour. VegMI Presents: Vegetarian 101 - 7pm. Join VegMichigan for this monthly event, which will include a cooking demonstration & samples. Longtime vegetarians and VegMichigan members will discuss how easy it can be to transform a standard meal to a delicious, meat-free option. Registration required, either online or at the Customer Service Desk. FREE. Whole Foods, ROCHESTER HILLS. Info: 248-371-1400.

THURSDAY, JULY 8 Vegan Raw Summer Fun! - 4-6 pm. Join Andrea McNinch for some raw, sweet treats without the guilt. Enjoy peach berry cobbler, vegan berry sorbet and virgin daiquiris, using all natural raw ingredients from our store. Stop by to learn more about a vegan raw lifestyle. FREE. Whole Foods, TROY. Info: 248-649-9600.


FRIDAY, JULY 9 Kirtan with Mike Cohen - 7:30-9pm. Kirtan is a group participatory experience of sacred call and response chanting that will calm your mind, open your heart and build deep connection to yourself, others and the Divine. $15 if paid on or before July 8th ($20 if space available for walk-in). Santosha

markyourcalendar SATURDAY, JULY 10 Angel Finns Water-N-Woods Art Expo - 11am4pm. An Art show featuring special needs artist and their therapeutic instructors. Be amazed at the special abilities in your local community everyone welcome. Refreshments food & fun. No charge, donations welcome. 4995 Mohawk Ave., Clarkston. Info: Roxanne Bonneau 248722-1953.

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Wellness Practitioner, Psychologist, Childbirth Educator, Doctor, Midwife) to answer questions. $10. Mental Fitness Center & Peaceful Birthing, 425 S Main Street, ROCHESTER . Janice Weaver 248-601-3111. See ad page 25.

Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave, CHESTERFIELD. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 55. Jivamukti Workshop - 7:30-9:30pm. Certified teacher Abby Bechek Hoot reveals the true practice of Jivamukti as a Bhakti Practice (spiritual devotion). Explore the 5 tenets: Ahimsa, Scripture, Bhakti, Meditation and Nadam; and discussion of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, chanting, meditation, pranayama and asana practice. Pre-register. $20. House Of Yoga, 2965 W. 12 Mile Rd, BERKLEY. Abby Bechek Hoot 248-556-0992. See ad page 54.


SUNDAY, JULY 11 Greyheart Greyhound Rescue and Adoption Events - 12-4pm. Eastpoint PetCo Meet and Greet, 22631 Gratiot Rd, EASTPOINT.



Girls Yoga Camp - 1-3pm. Thru 7/14 & again 8/16-18. Choose one or all. Girls aged 8-12 practice yoga and have fun with crafts and activities. $14 per day. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 4612 Mountain View Trail, CLARKSTON. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad page 54.

Whole Foods' Michigan Cherry Festival - 1-4pm. And Sun 7/11. Stop in for a taste of this locally grown fruit during this festive event and celebrate one the delicious treats of Michigan summertime! Samples and recipes full of cherries throughout the store, so stop in and enjoy one of our favorite summer fruits, grown right here in Michigan! FREE. ALL 5 MICHIGAN WHOLE FOODS STORES.

TUESDAY, JULY 13 FREE Demonstrations: Traditional Thai Massage - 7-9pm. Experience the real thing! Wijit Somplaeng from Thailand joins Master Therapist and author Sharifah Sweet and other trained therapists at The Life Enrichment Center 2512 S. Dye Rd, FLINT. Please wear long pants and soft loose clothing. FREE. Info: 810-635-0602.

Natural Approaches to Eye Health - 10am-12pm. Many health conditions and medications can affect eye health. This class will address proactive approaches for both preventive and support for better vision; natural remedies for eye conditions and prevention. $5. For The Health Of It, 15831 Twelve Mile Rd near Greenfield Rd, SOUTHFIELD. Dr. Mary Born 248-623-2288. See ad page 53.


Motherhood Mornings: Nurturing the Mother 10am-12pm. Join us for coffee, tea & an enlightening morning of discussion on issues related to Nurturing the Mother. Discussion panel may include a variety of support professionals (i.e. Doula, Integrative

workshop, space is limited. RSVP today! Natural Wellness & Pain Relief Centers, 10683 S. Saginaw St, Ste B, GRAND BLANC. Laura or Katarin 810-694-3576.

Bio-identical hormones: fix the other reason you keep sweating - 6:30-7:30pm. Megan Strauchman, D.O. discusses how BHRT can help you overcome hot flashes, night sweats and low libido. FREE

Raw Food Demonstration - 7-8pm. Join Certified Raw Food Teacher and Chef Beth Wilke as she prepares amazingly simple Gluten free, dairy free, raw food dishes that are awesome and delicious. $10. Register with Whole Foods Market, ROCHESTER HILLS. 248-371-1400. See ad page 54. Green Baby Sidewalk Sale - 10am-8pm. Thru Sat 7/15. Visit downtown Rochester for the annual sidewalk sales. Don't miss out on great discounts on natural, organic and eco-friendly products for children. FREE. Green Baby, 431 Main Street, ROCHESTER. Michelle 248-650-0700. See ad page 33. Feldenkrais® Training Introduction - 6:308:30pm. FREE Training introduction to the Michigan/Ontario Feldenkrais Professional Training Program. Movement and Healing Center. CLARKSTON. Info: 248-922-9234. See ad page 42.

FRIDAY, JULY 16 Whole Foods Friday Night Flights - 5:30pm. Join us at our Specialty Wine Bar for flights of wine and cheese. Find values, siscuss pairings for select wines and cheeses, take home tips on how to match wine to meals. Flights will vary based on availability. Must be 21 to purchase alcohol. Info: contact the

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markyourcalendar SATURDAY, JULY 17 Smart Hands "Baby Sign Language" 1-3pm. Learn to enrich your child’s language development by increasing vocabulary and building self-confidence w/ American Sign Language (ASL). Recommended first signs, useful tips and easy techniques for successfully integrating signs into everyday life. Adults only. $40 – Full color MSH™ class manual and CD available for purchase in class ($25). Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave., CHESTERFIELD. Info: Theresa May 586-949-5515. See teacher's website See ad page 55.

markyourcalendar SATURDAY, JULY 17 & JULY 31 FREE Vitamin/Nutrition Analysis - Are you taking the right vitamins or throwing away money by guessing? Taking vitamins and don’t feel any better? Stop guessing and learn what your body really needs with Dr. Z and Applied Kinesiology. First 5 Reservations FREE - a $240 value. Call and reserve your spot today! 586-774-2225.



Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop - 4-6pm. Also Sat July 24. FREE Demonstration Evening. Expressive Arts Therapy uses creative arts such as drawing, music, movement, poetry, drama and other forms of expression, to heal emotional pain and make space for personal growth. Can be used by businesses, professionals and others looking for meaning, and genuine satisfaction in their life and work. Refreshments served. LAPEER. Info: Ester Fuchs, ATR-BC 810-245-0860.

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Kids in the Kitchen - 11am. Learn how to create easy & nutritious recipes with this hands-on, interactive class. This class is recommended for kids 6-15, but they must check their parents at the door. Class size limited to 10 kids, so register early at the Customer Service Desk or online. Please note any allergies when signing up. $10/child, Registration required. ROCHESTER HILLS Location 248371-1400. Free Parasite Scanning - 10am-5pm. Ever wondered if you have any pesky little parasites living inside you? Sandra L. Waters, RN of Nutritional Health Restoration, Inc. will be doing free parasite scanning using Nutrition Response Testing and teaching at the Michigan Healthy Living Expo. FREE. Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N Washington Ave, ROYAL OAK. Info: 248-6988855. See ad page 53. Greyheart Greyhound Rescue and Adoption Events -12-4pm. Rocko's Pet Depot Meet and Greet, 47202 Hayes Rd., MACOMB TWP.

MONDAY, JULY 19 The Amazing Thyroid! - 7-8pm. Learn how to support this incredible gland. Discover its link to heart health, digestive issues, weight gain and more. Dr. Richard K. Sowerby D.C., Clinical Nutritionist demonstrates how Nutrition Response Testing addresses these issues. FREE. Clear Choice Natural Healthcare, 1953 W. South Blvd, TROY. Stephanie 248-879-1900.

TUESDAY, JULY 20 Can't Lose Weight? - 6-7pm. Tired of fad and yo-yo diets? Find the secrets behind true weight loss and metabolism control. Seating very limited, please call by 6-16 to RSVP. FREE. Dr. Jason Stanczak, DC,DAAMLP, 30325 Gratiot Ave., ROSEVILLE. Jennifer 586-774-6301. See ad page 25. Free Anxiety Relief Workshop - 6:30-8:30pm. Learn the difference between normal anxiety and an anxiety disorder, effective options to relieve anxiety and panic attacks quickly, naturally, and permanently, and a relaxation exercise to feel better fast. FREE. Breakthrough Empowerment Hypnotherapy, McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd, GRAND BLANC. Jill Grenevitch 810-606-8577.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 Calcium, Cancer and Osteoporosis - 7pm. Join Sandra L. Waters, RN and learn how calcium fights disease and infection. Find out if you are on the right calcium, learn vitamin C, D & F’s role in absorbing calcium. Are you eating the right foods? Free Nutrition Response Testing scanning for your calcium status. FREE. Whole Foods 2918 Walton Blvd, ROCHESTER HILLS. 248-698-8855. See ad page 53.

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Fatigue/Chronic Fatigue - 7pm-8pm. Get answers to the causes, nutritional imbalances, inflammation, and highly effective alternative treatments. Don't just cover symptoms, get your life back. Seating is limited, call by 6-19-10 to RSVP FREE. Dr. Jason Stanczak, DC, DAAMLP, 30325 Gratiot Ave, ROSEVILLE. Jennifer 586-774-6301. See ad page 25.

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Whole Foods Community Support Day for The Michigan Humane Society - Please join us in supporting the Michigan Humane Society by shopping in any of our METRO DETROIT stores on this day, when 5% of our sales will be donated to this great organization. Please shop with us while supporting this great organization. Cancer & Prevention at The Grand Blanc Senior Center - 4pm. Guest Speaker, Roberta Hardy. Host: Sherrill Natzke. Information on Cancer Treatment Centers of America. FREE. Open to all ages & noncancer patients. Door Prizes & refreshements. 12632 Pagels Dr, Grand Blanc. 810-953-3202.

THURSDAY, JULY 22 Authentic Southern Cooking - 7pm. Miss Lorraine and Chuck demonstrate recipes from their cookbook, “Authentic Southern Cooking.:" Learn what home cooking with New Orleans style and flavor really tastes like! Recipes will be available to take home. Registration is required on line or at the Customer Service Desk. Space is limited.$5/advance, $10/ door (+tax). Whole Foods, ROCHESTER HILLS. 248-371-1400.

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Naturopathy 101 - 7pm. Sara will hold natural health education classes with topics such as nutrition, herbs, iridology, essential oils, homeopathy and reflexology. Stop by to learn how this essential information can benefit you. FREE. Whole Foods, WEST BLOOMFIELD. Info: 248-538-4600.


Inversion Workshop with Lynne Baum - 7-9pm. If Lynne Baum, ERYT will address the mechanics of poses like Headstand, Tripod Headstand, Shoulder Stand, Forearm Balance, and the fun and challenging transition from crow to tripod and back. Focus on alignment, props and the preparatory poses to strengthen shoulders and improve balance. $25. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave, CHESTERFIELD. Theresa May 586-9495515. See ad page 55.




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SATURDAY, JULY 24 The Simple Truth - 11am. Prevent & reverse heart disease. With Dr. Michael Dangovian, Board Certified Cardiologist. Whole Foods, ROCHESTER HILLS. Info: 586-795-3600. See ads page 17, 29 & 55.

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Whole Foods Sizzling Saturday - 4-7 pm. Grill the Perfect Steak. But where do you start? Go to the Meat Department to meet our chef, learn tips, get all of your questions answered. Live music to follow. Enjoy a sample, taste some of our favorite accompaniments and stroll to the beat of the music. FREE. WEST BLOOMFIELD Location. 248538-4600. Holistic Wellness for a Whole You - 2-3pm. Becky Stevens, Internationally Renowned Medical Intuitive and Healer, will be presenting this FREE seminar on safe and effective options for healing and wellness through medical intuition, energy healing, herbal, homeopathic, vibropathic remedies and JMT. Anytime Fitness Center, 30110 Harper, ST CLAIR SHORES. Info: 586-294-6540. See ad page 13. Blockology, The Science Behind Yoga Blocks - 12:30-2:30 pm. Yoga props help assist the understanding and essence of a posture. Demanding and strengthening, yet playful workshop covering forward bends, back bends, side bends, twists, balancing, hip and shoulder openers and restorative poses. Pre-register. $20. House Of Yoga, 2965 W. 12 Mile Rd., BERKLEY. Abby Bechek Hoot 248556-0992. See ad page 54. Candle Light Restorative Yoga Workshop 7-9pm. A gentle, meditative practice that uses props to fully support the body in each pose. This allows the body to completely relax, revitalize and restore energy as well as release tension. For any level. Bring standard size pillow case/optional: eye pillow or mask, refrain from eating 2-3 hours prior. Limit 10. $25. advance reg. req'd. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave, CHESTERFIELD. Theresa May 586-

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TUESDAY, JULY 27 Thyroid Workshop - 6-7pm. Tired of being tired, and the medication isn't helping? Wondering why you still have symptoms? This workshop is for you. Seating limited, RSVP by 7/23. FREE. Dr. Jason Stanczak, DC, DAAMLP, 30325 Gratiot Ave, ROSEVILLE. Jennifer 586-774-6301. See ad page 25. La Leche League of North Oakland - 7pm. Breastfeeding Support for mothers and mothersto-be who want to breastfeed. Babies and toddlers are welcome! FREE. Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 N Church Street, ORTONVILLE. Info: Jillian 248-627-5893. The Amazing Thyroid! - 7-8pm. Learn how to support this incredible gland. Discover its link to heart health, digestive issues, weight gain and more. Dr. Richard K. Sowerby D.C., Clinical Nutritionist demonstrates how Nutrition Response Testing addresses these issues. FREE. Clear Choice Natural Healthcare, 1953 W. South Blvd, TROY. Stephanie 248-879-1900.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28 Gluten Free Support Group - 7pm. Join us in the café with copies of your favorite gluten free recipe to share, familiarize yourself with our gluten free products, discuss your allergy and get samples provided by our gluten free vendors. Register online or at the Customer Service Desk. FREE. Whole Foods, ROCHESTER HILLS. Info: Mike 248-371-1400.

and peaceful throughout your day. Registration required. $12. Center for Natural Healing, 1103 S. Washington, ROYAL OAK. 734-674-6965. Cookin’ with Aubs: Fresh and Fun - 7pm. Certified Culinarian Aubrey presents healthy meal options with summertime favorites. Discuss local food and cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Receive gift, learn how to make and taste the dishes, take home the recipes. Limited to 16 attendees. Register early online or at Customer Service Desk. $10(+tax) to register. Whole Foods, ROCHESTER HILLS. 248-371-1400. Feldenkrais® Training Introduction - 6:308:30pm. FREE Training introduction to the Michigan/Ontario Feldenkrais Professional Training Program. Movement and Healing Center. CLARKSTON. Info: 248-922-9234. See ad page 42.

markyourcalendar AUG 1-DEC 16, 2010 500 Hour Therapeutic Massage Course - State of Michigan Educational provider, State Licensed and Nationally accredited. Special needs courses also available. Ayur Veda Therapeutic Massage Foundation, 3030 S Lapeer Rd, Lake Orion. Info: Roxanne Bonneau, Admissions Director 248-722-1953. See ad page 41.


Pharmacist Talk Day & LifeLine - 10am. Pharmacist from FAMILY Pharmacy will be three to answer any of your questions about your medications and/or supplements and learn about LifeLine from separate speakers. FREE. Call center to pre-book time with pharmacist. All welcome. Door Prizes. Swartz Creek Senior Center, 8095 Civic Drive, SWARTZ CREEK. 810-635-4122.

Summer Chillin’ and Grillin’! - 1-4pm. Join us for some weekend grilling out front of our store. Samples, ice cold drinks and hot sales. While you’re in store don’t forget to enter to win the ULTIMATE grilling kit complete with the charcoal and grilling tools. No purchase necessary and one entry per person. FREE. Whole Foods, TROY. 248-649-9600.

Get Your Beach Body in 90 Days with the HCG diet - 6:30pm-7:15pm. This event is a Q&A session with Dr. Megan Strauchman about the revolutionary HCG weight loss protocol. With 50 years of success stories, this protocol is gaining attention worldwide. Find out how you can lose up to 60 pounds safely in only 12 weeks on the HCG. FREE. Natural Wellness & Pain Relief Centers, 10683 S. Saginaw St, Ste B, GRAND BLANC. Laura or Katarin 810-694-3576.


markyourcalendar THURSDAY, JULY 29 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 47.

THURSDAY, JULY 29 Present Moment Meditation - 7-8:15pm. Learn meditation, plus simple techniques for quieting the mind, relaxing the body, and ways to stay present

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College Survival Workshop: Beating the "Freshman 15" - 7-8:30pm. Increase your understanding of college environments and the impact it has on your health. $15/student, parents free if accompanied by a student. Nuview Nutrition, 5 1/2 Main Street, CLARKSTON. Cindy Crandell R.N., C.N. 248-766-2210. See ad page 15.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4 College Nutrition 101: Eating & Fitness 7-8:30pm. Fuel your body, prevent weight gain. $15/student, parents free if accompanied by a student. Nuview Nutrition, 5 1/2 Main Street, CLARKSTON. Cindy Crandell R.N., C.N. 248766-2210. See ad page 15.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 Raw Food Potluck - 6:30-8:30pm. Don’t miss out on the fun and GREAT food with other ‘health conscious’ people. Sample a wide variety of uncooked, primarily gluten free vegetarian dishes that will amaze you and delight your tastebuds! Learn about RAW food. FREE if you bring a raw dish; $10 if not. STERLING HEIGHTS. Info: Beth Wilke 586-899-8782. See ad page 54.

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Warren Farmer's Market - 9am-2pm. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, honey, maple syrup, organic fair trade coffee and fresh baked breads. Artisans, crafters and events. City Square Park, E Side of Van Dyke, WARREN. (between 12 & 13 mile). 586-258-2006. 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, 248-625-5192. See ad below. Unity Church of Lake Orion - 10am service - Join us on Sundays with Reverend Guice. Find out more about us and answer the Question: What is Unity? LAKE ORION. Info: 248-391-9211. 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. Yoga in the Park - 1:30-2:30pm Last 3 Sun in July. Join us in beautiful downtown NEW BALTIMORE for free yoga. Bring a mat, towel, water and sunscreen. Plan on having fun! FREE. Santosha Yoga, Chesterfield. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 55.


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Yoga Basic Class, Beginners/Intermediate Level 1 - 9:30am. Also Wed & Fri. Truly accessible, heart opening and life enhancing yoga for all age groups, emphasizing restorative and therapeutic principles. $15 walk-in or packages. Wellness Training Institute, 39242 Dequindre Rd Ste 104, STERLING HTS. 586-795-3800. See ads pages 17, 29 & 55. 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. See ad page 54. Hypnotherapy with Cheryl Beshada, C.M.Ht. - 9:30am-7pm by appt. Also Wed’s. Cheryl teaches and specializes in Personal Empowerment, Releasing Blocks and Patterns of Negative Behavior, Higher Self Communication. Free Consultation. WARREN. 586-751-7500. See ad page 13. 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. 248-625-5192. See ad below. Kundalini Yoga - 7-8:30pm. Any level. Focuses the energy of the chakra system and awakens the dormant energy of the soul. By Donation. Ajan Yoga Center, 48 N. Saginaw (Main St.), PONTIAC. Info: Brian McNitt 248-613-6735.

Childbirth. Free Consultation. WARREN. Call 586751-7500. See ad page 13. 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. See ad below. Hatha Yoga - 5:30-6:30pm. Slow flow class focusing on the breath and basic postures. By Donation. Ajan Yoga Center, 48 N. Saginaw (Main St.), PONTIAC. Info: Brian McNitt, 248-613-6735. 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. See ad page 52. Simply Yoga - 6-7:15pmAn 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. See ad page 54. 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. See ad below.




Yoga On Demand - 9am-noon. Monday morning Yoga Practice. Let us know what time between 9-12, commit, and we'll provide a teacher. Donation. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 4612 Mountain View Trail, CLARKSTON. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad pg. 54.



Hypnotherapy with Frank Garfield, C.M.Ht. Also Thurs 9:30am-7pm by appt. Frank teaches and specializes in all aspects of hypnotherapy, Medical Hypnotherapy and hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and

Strengthen & Lengthen - 9:15-10:15am. Develop long, lean muscles and burn fat in this hour long workout for the total body. $12. Jewels Yoga &

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Fitness, 4612 Mountain View Trail, CLARKSTON. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad page 54. 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. See ad page 54. Absolutly Beginners Yoga - 10:30-11:45am. Yoga for healing comes from a really experienced and well trained teacher. Practice in a beautiful firelit, surround sound studio in the woods. $12. Yoga in the Woods, 12380 Hegel Rd, GOODRICH. Maureen 810-636-7204. 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 32. Yoga Class, Beginners/Intermediate Level 1-3 - 3:30pm. And Level 1 – 5-6pm. Truly accessible, heart opening and life enhancing yoga for all age groups, emphasizing restorative and therapeutic principles. $15 walk-in or packages. Wellness Training Institute, 39242 Dequindre Rd Ste 104, STERLING HTS. 586-795-3800. See ads pages 17, 29, & 55. Acoustic Bazaar Live + Open Mic Night - 7pm. Also Fridays. Brand new venue - acoustic open mic night. Individuals and groups welcome! BIGGBY Coffee, 51185 Van Dyke, SHELBY TWP. Steve Bronson.

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Experiment Bowenwork - Helps body heal itself. FREE evaluation Thursdays. Camelia Tamasanu, 23030 Mooney, FARMINGTON. Call for appt: 248-345-3117 or 248-345-3595. See ad page 40.

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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. See ad page 54. Yoga Class, Beginners/Intermediate Level 3-4 – 5:30pm. Truly accessible, heart opening and life enhancing yoga for all ages groups, emphasizing restorative and therapeutic principles. $15 walk-in or packages. Wellness Training Institute, 39242 Dequindre Rd Ste 104, STERLING HTS. 586795-3800. See ads pages 17, 29 & 55. 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. See ad page 54. Yoga Class, Intermediate/Advanced Level 3-6 - 7pm. Truly accessible, heart opening and life enhancing yoga for all age groups, emphasizing restorative and therapeutic principles. $15 walk-in or packages. Wellness Training Institute, 39242

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Dequindre Rd Ste 104, STERLING HTS. 586795-3800. See ads pages 17, 29 & 55. 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. See ad page 46.

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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. See ad page 54. First Free Fridays - 9am-8pm. 1st Fridays. Free treatments to new patients who want to try acupuncture. FREE. Call for appointment. Community Health Acupuncture Center, 801 Livernois St, FERNDALE. Darlene Berger 248246-7289. See ad page 50. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous - 6-7:30pm. Recovery program for people who suffer from overeating, under-eating and bulimia. Based on the twelve steps of AA. Open to all. FREE. COMMERCE TWP. at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 1445 Welch Rd. Info: 866-914-3663.

Emotions Anonymous - 7-8:30pm. The only requirement for EA membership is a desire to become well emotionally. Donations. Renaissance Unity, 11200 E. Eleven Mile Rd, WARREN. Info: Rosemary 586-776-3886.

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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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. See ad page 54. Shelby Twp Farmer's Market - 9am-2pm. Support local farmers. Fruits and vegetables, organic fair trade coffee, fresh baked breads, homemade soap, honey, maple syrup. Artisans and crafters. Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke, SHELBY TWP (between 22 & 23 mile). 586-943-5785. See ad page 47. Certified Hypnotherapists Education and Networking Meeting - 1st Sat/monthly 9:30am12pm. Certified Hypnotherapists who have graduated from a state licensed school of hypnosis are welcome. Includes educational presentation, workbook and computer disk. First visit FREE. Clinical Hypnosis Professional Group, WARREN. Register 586-751-7500. See ad page 13.

Parents’ Day on July 25 honors responsible parenting and uplifts ideal parental role models for our nation’s children.

classifiedadvertising To place a listing: 3 lines minimum (20 words) 1 month: $25; 3 months: $22.50 per month, prepaid. Extra words: $1 each. Add shading: $10. Send check w/listing by 15th of the month to Natural Awakenings Classifieds, Box 283, Oxford, MI 48371. Info: 248628-0125 or visit COLONICS THE CENTER FOR NATURAL HEALING, in Royal Oak since 1991. Colonics, Massage, Infrared Sauna, Lymphatic Treatments, IACT Certified. 248-543-2020 FOOT REFLEXOLOGY FOR RELAXATION AND BETTER HEALTH. Certified Reflexologist Lauren Burtell 725 S. Adams Rd., Birmingham. Mon-Sat (9-5PM). $10 off first visit. Call 313-671-7909. FOR RENT-VACATION WOULD YOU LIKE TO SIT BY THE WATER for a week in Naples, Florida? For details visit this website: GREEN LIVING BE VEGAN/GREEN! Help save planet from destruction. Go to GodsDirectCon- View climate change flyer. NA CLASSIFIEDS AFFORDABLE ADVERTISIG. Prices start at $25 per month for a 3 line listing in this magazine. Add $10 for shading. Info: OPPORTUNITIES-BUSINESS CURRENTLY PUBLISHING NATURAL AWAKENINGS MAGAZINES-Be part of a dynamic franchised publishing network that is helping to transform the way we live and care for ourselves. As a Natural Awakenings publisher, your magazine will help thousands of readers to make positive changes in their lives, while promoting local practitioners and providers of natural, Earth-friendly lifestyles. You will be creating a healthier community while building your own financial security working from your home. For sale in Birmingham/ Huntsville AL, Boulder CO, Morris County NJ, and Southwestern VA. Call for

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Chinese Health Clinic Hailan Sun, MD (China) Dipl. Ac 3075 E. Walton Blvd., Auburn Hills 248-276-8880

23030 Mooney St., Suite C, Farmington 248-471-0838

Former MD in China served North American people for over 26 years with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Specializing in various pains and intestinal problems. See ad page 25.

ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL CLINIC Brittany Schram, Dipl. Ac 12272 Fenton Rd., Suite 3, Fenton 2305 Genoa Business Park Dr., Brighton 810-714-5556

Bowenwork, Chi Nei Ta n g , P a r a f a n g o wrapping & cellulite treatment. Our goal is to safely and comfortably assist you in the process of physical, mental and spiritual well-being. See ad page 40.

MARK ROGERS 1915 Southfield Rd., Birmingham 248-761-4135 “The alternative, alternative therapy!” Unique, gentle and effective pain relief technique. Not massage. Back/neck pain, Fibromyalgia, migraines, TMJ, carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder and more. 15 years bodywork experience. See ad page 21.

Offering personalized natural health care that focuses on treating the root cause of illness, not just the symptom. A safe and effective alternative for children, adults and seniors. Specializing in infertility, pediatrics, internal medicine and pain management.


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Susan Burke, OMD, L.Ac 2770 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley 248-582-8888 Specializing in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology Nutritional programs, QiGong and Physiognomy. See ad page 11.

COMMUNITY HEALTH ACUPUNCTURE CENTER 801 Livernois St., Ferndale 248-246-7289 • Effective acupuncture treatment in our comfortable, quiet communitystyle treatment room. Affordable sliding scale fees, $15-$35 per treatment, no income verification.

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HEALTHY HEART & VASCULAR, PLLC Michael Dangovian, DO, FAAC 39242 Dequindre Ste 103, Sterling Heights 586-795-3600 A unique practice with a blended m o d e l for wellness. Full-service cardiology, stress testing, echocardiography, Holter monitoringYoga, workshops. Take control of your health and wellbeing. For classes and workshops, See ads pages 17, 29 & 55.

CHIROPRACTOR ALLERGY TREATMENT NEW LIFE ALLERGY TREATMENT CTR. Terry Robinson, RPN, Natural Therapist 1640 Axtell, Troy 248-822-9253,

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Computerized Allergy Testing/ treatments. Certified in NAET, BioSet, JMT and BioKinetics. 7 years experience. Specializing in: Environmental allergies, food allergies/sensitivities, digestive issues, skin problems, headaches, fatigue and Candida.

Oakland, Macomb, Livingston & St. Clair, MI

BODYMIND NETWORK CENTER, PLLC Dr. John W. Johr • 248-601-8843 1460 Walton Blvd. Rochester Hills Michigan's leading Network Office We utilize Network Spinal Analysis TM to encourage greater communication between your body and mind. Through breath, energy (focus) and movement, you will develop a lifestyle that supports sustainable wellness while enhancing your life. See ad page 46.

MICHIGAN SPINE CENTER 30325 Gratiot Ave., Roseville 586-774-6301 Experts in auto accident injuries and non-surgical spinal correction, as well as clinical nutrition/functional medicine. Call about a free evaluation and consultation. See ad page 12.


COLON THERAPY LAVIDA MASSAGE 248-366-4611 3050 Union Lake Rd., Suite 3D Commerce, MI 48382 Also offering Colon Hydrotherapy from a 13 year experienced CCT. Now is the time to detoxify yourself in a comfortable and convenient setting! Mention this ad and receive $20 off this service.


Dr. Jamie Werner 4101 John R Rd., Ste 300, Troy 248-680-7200 • 734-525-5400

Experience exceptional Chiropractic without any twisting, cracking or popping. Dr. Werner is trained in the NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association). Tap into your healer within! Please visit See ad page 35.

PROGRESSIVE CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Mike Paonessa 716 W. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak 248-544-4088 Dr. Mike, a husband and father of three, takes pride in offering family chiropractic care using techniques tailored to each individual’s needs. Progressive Chiropractic offers massage, Reflexology, supplements, pillows and supports.

Detoxify at Metro Detroit's premier Colon Hydrotherapy Center. Two hydrotherapy suites, FDA registered equipment & disposable speculums.

CAMBRIDGE CLEANERS 1031 S. Baldwin Rd., Lake Orion 248-391-2877 N o t d r y c l e a n i n g . We t c l e a n i n g ! 1 0 0 % environmentally safe. No chemicals used. Odor free Safe for your clothing. Fantastic results. See ad page 41

COUNSELING ANA DERBABIAN, LLC Counseling For Hope & Purpose 43902 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills 248-202-0583 Create the life you are meant to live. Heal from the past, resolve thoughts, feelings and behaviours that keep you stuck, experience peace and joy, live out your purpose, and...enjoy your life! See ad page 40.

Dr. Anna Saylor-Wither; Dr. Laura Vanloon 4203 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak 248-616-0900 -

425 Main Street, suite #201, Rochester 248-601-3111 A natural approach to mental and physical health, offering counseling, behavior analysis, coaching, nutrition and physical fitness training, for individuals, couples, families and persons with special needs. See ad page 25.

Dr. Jason & Dr. Heather Wills 5885 S. Main St., Suite 4, Clarkston 248-922-9888

If you don’t find time for exercise now, you will have to find time for illness later! ~Wayne Pickering

Our Family and Cosmetic Dental Practice is committed to practicing dentistry with a biocompatible approach. We perform mercury free/mercury safe dentistry in a friendly, caring atmosphere for the entire family. See ad page 26.

Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork. ~English Proverb

HOLISTIC WELLBEING CENTER • Seasonal & Environmental Allergies • Concentration, Attention & Digestive Royal Oak, 248-953-9402 Homeopathic and Natural Approach to Health for Chronic & Acute symptoms including: Seasonal & Environmental Allergies, Headaches, Concentration, Attention issues, Brain Fog, Mold Candida, Itchy Skin, Constipation, Digestion, Muscle, Sinus issues. Hormone Balancing including Menopause, Acne....the list is practically endless. Advanced Computerized testing, EDS, Auriculotherapy, Biofeedback Certifications. • Detox Ionic FootBaths.

RADIANT BEINGS HOLISTIC CENTER 25962 Knollwood South, Chesterfield 586-949-0112 Far infrared sauna, Ionic foot bath, Reiki, bodywork, workshop space and more. Visit our website,, for special events and classes. See ad page 13.



Wide range in care choices, from low force adjusting techniques to traditional Chiropractic. Dr. Jason Wills specializes in Applied Kinesiology, a technique not widely found in North Oakland, that assesses the functionality o f e a c h i n d iv i d u a l . Vi s i t See ad page 21.

Heather Pranzarone Stratton, DDS 4741 24 Mile Rd., Ste. C, Shelby Township 248-652-0024 •



Get the best Chiropractic adjustment of your life! We offer a unique, breakthrough, gentle approach to Chiropractic care called Koren Specific Technique (KST). See ad page 28.


DENTISTRY 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 31.

CATHERINE HILKER, OWNER Creating Sanctuary 248-547-4965 Life Coaching, Feng Shui and Space Purification services. Call today and make permanent positive changes in your home, business and life.

FITNESS MS MUSCLES' FITNESS Sheryl Blystone • 586-764-5683 Holistic fitness training and nutrition consultation. Get the body you LOVE!

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HEALTHY LIVING PRODUCTS Marine City, 586-405-2704 Air/Water purification, Alkaline water, Laundry Pure, Energy savings, Immune system booster, Neutriceuticals.


IMAGINE THAT HYPNOTHERAPY Jack Dugger, Certified Hypnotherapist 2648 Lapeer Rd., Auburn Hills 248-622-6350 Gain MIND control, stop smoking, increase Confidence, experience past lives or lose weight without dieting. Increase focus and enhance athleticism. Experience heightened spiritual awareness with Jack's intuitive counseling.

Anet Kaczmarczyk, BS Reconnective Healing Practitioner™ 586-945-4915 Heal others, Heal yourself. Reconnection, connecting our personal energy grid system with the energy grid system of the greater universe. Call for a healing session today.

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. ~Mahatma Gandhi

LUCKY’S NATURAL FOODS, LLC Since 1974, 248-693-1209 101 S. Broadway, Lake Orion Downtown Historic Business District Whole food vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathy. Supplement savings card, organic groceries, wheat & gluten-free products, Amish poultry & eggs, body care, books, cleaning & pet care. Personalized service, knowledgable staff, special orders.

Natural Awakenings’ August issue is all about

ALTERNATIVES in education nutrition fitness and sustainable living.

HOMEOPATHY TRANSFORMATIONAL HEALTH, PC Kathleen Slonager, RN, DIHOM, ADS 16205 W. 14 Mile, Ste 202, Beverly Hills 248-613-9662 Homeopathy & auricular a c u p u n c t u r e . C e r t i fi e d practitioner. Effective for acute and chronic illnesses, developmental & aging issues, as well as addictions.

HYPNOTHERAPY DENISE JACOB, RN, PhD, CHt 725 S Adams #236, Birmingham 248-514-8259

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Maximize your resources for optimal health and healing using Hypnosis, Healing Touch and Holistic Nutrition. These safe and effective techniques assist you in creating change and addressing health challenges.

Oakland, Macomb, Livingston & St. Clair, MI

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE THE DOWNING CLINIC Laura Kovalcik, DO 5715 Bella Rose, Ste 100, Clarkston 248-625-667 • Medical practice emphasizing natural treatments but also experienced with traditional medicine. Special tests to determine health and nutritional status along with massage, Chelation and acupuncture. Women’s & Men’s health, Menopause & Andropause, Bio-Identical Hormones, Chemical Sensitivities, Osteoporosis, Candida, Fibromyalgia, Optimal Nutrition Plans and Primary Care. See ad page 15.

ROCHESTER CENTER FOR HEALTHY LIVING Catherine Waller, M.D. 725 Barclay Cir., #215, Rochester Hills 248-844-1414 • Specializing in the use of Natural Medicine and Bio-Identical Hormones, as an alternative to drugs in the treatment and prevention of common medical disorders. See ad page 16.

TERESA BIRKMEIER-FREDAL MD 2770 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley 248-270-3309 A natural medicine physician who creates an evidencebased, individualized treatment plan that is not only highly effective, but also practical and affordable.



Colleen Pascoe, OTR, CST, LLCC 30095 Northwestern Hwy, Ste. 40-A Farmington Hills • 248-515-5339 Occupational Therapist with 12+ years experience integrating specialized therapies for adults, pediatrics, infants. Lymph Drainage Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Brain Curriculum, meridian balancing, Zero Balancing offered.

586-294-6540 33576 Harper Ave., Clinton Township Safe, effective options utilizing medical intuition to assess the root cause of disease or dysfunction in the body. Also herbal, homeopathic, JMT and vibropathic remedies. Physician testimonials available. See ad page 13.

NATURAL PRODUCTS WATKINS, INC-SINCE 1868 Mary Ellen Glynn-Ind. Associate 888-713-8281 140 years Natural! Shop online/catalog for 100% Organic spices, natural personal care products or plant-based cleaning products. Call today for your free catalog.



INTERACTIVE LIGHT THERAPY, LLC Michael Morris, M.A. L.L.P. 23995 Novi Rd., Ste. C103, Novi; 877-292-6121

ARTHEMIZ Lake Orion • 248-390-0681

Over 12 years of successful results. Anxiety, depression, ADD, fatigue, insomnia, stress, etc. Over time and with stress, your brain waves can become “stuck” in maladaptive patterns, causing many symptoms. ILT begins immediately to help restore balance. The result: you feel better and your life is improved. Call us for a free phone consultation. See ad page 6.

A Holistic approach to assist you with high standard products & programs for revitalization, relaxation, pain management & weight control. See ad pg 24.

FOR THE HEALTH OF IT Mary Born, ND, CNHP, CNC 15831 Twelve Mile Rd. Southfield 248-623-2288 for appt. 248-559-6763

DOWN TO EARTH TOYS Wooden, Natural & Organic toys made in USA! Use code “NAM” to receive free shipping

NEUROFEEDBACK FLEXIBLE BRAIN Mary St. Clair, LMSW Two offices in West Bloomfield 248-366-6600 or Neurofeedback: a drug-free approach for the symptoms of ADD/ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, headaches, brain fog, sensory issues, traumatic brain injury & stroke. Free treatment for Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan!

There’s hope! Over 25 years in natural health, Mary has helped people discard physical and emotional concerns. Experience her gentle, yet effective, vibrant health supports. Emotional healing, flower essences, aromatherapy, herbal energetics, Iridology, RMR testing, nutritional consulting, lectures and classes.

MASSAGE THERAPY SOOTHE YOUR SOUL Pam Ziskie, CMT CST 20 Hudson St, Oxford • 248-236-9855


Integrative massage, relaxation/Swedish massage, orthopedic/deep tissue massage, Craniosacral therapy, hot stone massage, maternity massage. See ad page 28.

1777 Axtell Drive, Ste 203, Troy 248-435-6400 or 248-637-1830 Help heal the world...starting with you! Offering alternative and holistic treatments, therapies and Reiki Classes. Experience a holistic approach to wellbeing; focusing equally on mind, body and spirit. See ad page 9.



39242 Dequindre, Ste 104, Sterling Heights 586-795-3800

Sandra L. Waters RN BSN Waterford, 248-698-8855

Integrated Therapeutic M a s s a g e and Reiki Services with aromatherapy. Craniosacral, Meridian Light Touch, Shiatsu, Hot Stone, Deept Tissue, Swedish to help you feel your best. See ads pages 17, 29 & 55.

25 years of extensive medical background. Advanced certified in Nutrition Response Testing. Nutritional teaching, testing, classes & supplements. Specializing in thyroid, body & hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities, metal/chemical detox and parasite cleansing to restore your body’s health and balance. Visit website for information, testimonies, prices and more.

How do new clients find you? In the Natural Directory, of course! Natural Networking at its best. Affordable–prices starting as low at $39/mo. Call 248-628-0125 and get in today!

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING ADVANCED NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS John McLaughlin, MA, LLP, MS, D.Hom Lee Rossano-McLaughlin Rochester Hills • 248-652-4160 Custom nutritional planning, Detoxification, Hydroelectric therapy, SCENAR pain management, stress reduction/ relaxation, anti-aging & weight management, individualized menopause solutions, natural hormone supplements & homeopathic remedies. See ads pages 18 & 19.

VITA-MEND 419 S. Washington Ave. Royal Oak 248-399-7200 We do the research so you don’t have to. Visit our store to discover the quality of our Vitamins, Minerals, Oils, Herbs, Proteins, Greens, Water, Body Care & so much more! Register for a FREE 15 min. review with our Certified Nutritional Consultant. Check out our FREE Class & Lecture schedule. Hours: Tue– Sat: 11-7 & Sun: 12-5. See ad page 22.

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Complete Natural Lawn Application Products & Programs PO Box 874, Highland 248-889-7200,

1472 South Lapeer Rd, Lake Orion 248-499-6126

39242 Dequindre, Ste 104, Sterling Heights 586-795-3800

Healthy grain-free food for dogs and cats. Brand names: Orijen, Fromm, Blue Buffalo and BirkDale PetMix. Fromm Gold Adult Dog Food. 33lb bag $37.95. Just mention this ad.

A center dedicated to helping you live a better life utilizing medically proven techniques including yoga, bodywork, optimal nutrition and education, with the focus on making our clients experts in their own health & wellness. See ads pages 17, 29 & Opposite page.

We believe in protecting and preserving your family and home environment with natural fertilizers that use the power of nature to beautify your property. See ad page 11.

BIO-TURF, LLC • 810-348-7547 Serving Oakland, Livingston & Genesee Lawn/tree care program that offers organic-based fertilizers, Free lawn analysis. Visit


Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~Gerard De Nerval

Raw Food Teacher, Professional Speaker Information 586-899-8782 Eight years experience in raw food preparation, Beth teaches variety of dynamic classes to inspire you to new health/vitality levels. Her delicious food, high energy, and enthusiasm motivate students to achieve their own health goals.

ORGANIC PRODUCTS ORGANIC BY THE CASE 248-475-5855 Your online source for bulk certified organic products, national brands and Michigan local organic. We're growing an organic planet - one case at a time. Live toxic free!

ORGANIC SALON CUTTING EDGE SALON 8331 S. State St. (M-15), Goodrich 4 miles North of Ortonville 810-636-5100 Organic Ammonia free products and services, foot detox, artificial nails, microdermabrasion facials and much more.

ORGANIC SPA CONSHER ORGANIC SPA 966 E Maple, Birmingham 248-594-0360 Consher Organic Spa is the ONLY raw organic spa in MI. Enjoy edible facials, massage and more. Voted #1 in Allure Magazine for Airbrush Tan. The owner Con Ciecko’s credentials include Reiki Master, Myomassologist, Skin Therapist, Ear Candling Tech, Airbrush Tan Artist, Permanant/Medical Tattoo Artist and Instructor.

PAIN RELIEF NEUROMUSCULAR WELLNESS CENTER, INC. Diane Lang, CNMT, NCTMB 38215 W. 10 Mile Road, Farmington Hills 248-471-4816 • We provide pain relief using soft tissue manipulation techniques. We’ll help you restore balance in and heal your body in the least amount of time.


REIKI JAYA’S HEALING BODYWORK 429 Walnut St., Rochester 248-652-8579 A gifted and advanced therapist with more than 3,000 hours of training in massage and healing. Jaya’s hands are like a divining rod tjat detect amd relieve dysfunction and pain. Training in Healing Bodywork and Reiki available. Appts: 248-6014429.

SOOTHE YOUR SOUL Hannah Cornell-Schroeder 20 Hudson St, Oxford • 248-236-9855 Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher. Reiki Classes - Level I, II, Master and Teacher. Ama Deus healing sessions. Life coaching. See ad page 28.

VETERINARY WOODSIDE ANIMAL CLINIC 27452 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak 248-545-6630 Dr. Simon is the owner of Woodside Animal Clinic in Royal Oak, where he practices both alternative and conventional medicine on dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and rodents. He is the author of 4 pet care books. See ad page 38.

Oakland, Macomb, Livingston & St. Clair, MI

YOGA yoga HOUSE OF YOGA 2965 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley 248-556-0992 Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and J i v a m u k t i Yo g a classes. Our space offers a warm, safe and peaceful environment to explore your practice. Teacher Training (RYT 200).

JEWELS YOGA AND FITNESS 248-390-9270 Clarkston Something for everyone. Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Pilates, Fitness, P r iva t e i n s t r u c t i o n , Massage, Mediation, Workshops, Discussion groups and more. WALK-INS AVAILABLE OR CLASS CARDS. NO EXPIRATION.

WELLNESS TRAINING INSTITUTE 39242 Dequindre Ste 104, Sterling Heights 586-795-3800 Truly accessible, heart opening and life enhancing yoga for all age groups emphasizing resorative and therapeutic principles. Call for class schedules. See ads pages 17, 29 & Opposite page.

YOGA FOR LIFE 1194 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion 248-693-9932 Yoga classes seven days a week. A variety of styles, including Anusara-inspired. First class free! Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance.

YOGA OASIS • 248-770-5388 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston • Yoga classes for every “body” restoring inner strength, health and restfulness.


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Kirtan with Mike Cohen Friday, July 9th 7:30 until 9:00 pm $15 in advance ~ $20 at door See website for details and more events in this month’s calendar.

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