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ummer's here! Time to pack everyone up, head to the theme park, go on a camping trip or begin a sports program to take up the time, right? Maybe. While they provide a great way to just "get away," sometimes we get so anxious trying to fill the summer days that we overload ourselves and our families. This can create the opposite effect of what we intend. Hence, our July issue about Living Simply. Our theory is that one can mix in (or maybe replace) all of these other typical summer activities with approaches that help everyone enjoy a slowed-down, happy and healthy summer. Let's start with the kids. Our article this month on The Beauty of Summer Boredom talks about recapturing the "golden days" of childhood we enjoyed when we were kids. "Simple" stuff, like flying kites, fishing, tree climbing and many others can make for a stress-free summer for both kids and adults. Read this and the other tips we have this month. Simple Living, as we always say, is akin to efforts one takes in living sustainably. Part of that is the concept of sharing. In our feature on Sharing Our World, we show how the simple act of sharing can solve some of the challenges of living sustainably. We hope you find ideas you can put to work. In our second departmental contribution for the new Graceful Aging section, we try and provide strategies you can put into effect to keep your memory sharp as you age. We know many who are suffering from memory loss and believe that mental exercises may be a good approach to helping. In the article Maintain Your Brain, you'll find some suggestions. And there's lots more this month to help you live a healthier, less-stressful life this Summer. We hope you enjoy it all. We can't forget to mention some of the upcoming programs and events we're planning here in East Michigan. First, is the 5th Annual North Oakland/Lapeer Natural Health Expo on October 8th. Somewhat like a living representation of our magazine, this expo series hosts businesses, practitioners and other related organizations who will be exhibiting and speaking. Check the ad in this issue for details or visit We're also in various stages of launching two new marketing/discount programs for both businesses and readers. One is our Natural Awakenings Network, which is a discount card program designed to help people save money. You can find details in our ad this issue as well, or visit The other program is our new Natural Awakenings online coupon program we're launching on July 15th. You can find details on our redesigned website or sign up for our email list to keep current. These are just two ways we're trying to help everyone save money and live healthy. Thank you for reading Natural Awakenings. Until next month, stay happy and healthy...naturally!

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recise Chiropractic, located in Troy, is collecting non perishable food items throughout the month of July for Gleaners Community Food Bank. Also, on July 14th, they will be giving complimentary computerized spinal scans to people that donated a non perishable food item that day. "This scan is performed on our Subluxation Station," says Dr. Jamie Cramer, of Precise Chiropractic. "This technology features painless and non-invasive tests that characterize abnormal activity surrounding your spine. We are very proud and excited about staying on the leading edge of chiropractic care by offering this service. Dr. Jamie Cramer Precise Chiropractic is located at 4101 John R Road in Troy, next to the Troy Athens High School on John R. For more information, or to schedule a time for you and a friend to take advantage of this offer and help others, call 248-680-7200. The Precise Chiropractic website is: See ad page 43.

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clinical trial was recently completed on the TornadoSuit Scoliosis activity suit. According to the study's lead investigator, Dr. Mark Morningstar, of the Natural Wellness and Pain Relief Centers in Grand Blanc and New Baltimore, the TornadoSuit leads to an immediate correction of the scoliosis from 15-40%. "Unlike conventional rigid bracing where many of the core postural muscles weaken over time from disuse, postural muscle activity is actually increased while wearing the TornadoSuit," says Dr. Morningstar. "The goal is to help strengthen the spinal stabilizing muscles to help correct scoliosis." "Patients tell us," he says, "that the TornadoSuit is more comfortable than conventional rigid bracing and may be covered by some insurances. With school out for the summer, children can complete a TornadoSuit fitting and trial all before going back to school in the fall. The TornadoSuit program includes 12 therapy sessions in 4 weeks, followed by home exercises to perform while in the TornadoSuit. This regimen is usually repeated twice yearly as long as the child has skeletal growth remaining." Patients can be fitted for the TornadoSuit at either of the two Natural Wellness and Pain Relief Centers' Michigan locations: 10683 S. Saginaw St. Suite B, in Grand Blanc or the Richmond location at 66787 Gratiot Ave. For more information on the TornadoSuit, call 810-694-3576 in Grand Blanc, 586727-7500 in Richmond or visit the either of the following websites: or See ads pages 31 & 33.

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eyMeals, just launched a new Spring /Summer Edition of the innovative Healthy Meal Planner. “Simple groceries, easy cooking, along with a collection of healthy and light recipes may be exactly what you need to transform your body for the summer season and energize it with variety of nutrients”, says Maggie, KeyMeals co-owner and meal planner co-developer. Many people face challenges with staying motivated to eat healthy. They either don’t have time to prepare a meal every day, they don’t like cooking, or they simply don’t enjoy eating low fat, often flavorless foods. KeyMeals was developed to address these challenges and provide solutions for efficient grocery

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he Springfield Farmers’ Market is now open to the public and will run every Sunday through Oct. 16th from 10am-3pm. The new Springfield Farmers’ Market showcases products that are naturally grown, locally grown (Michigan) and heirloom. Admission is free. Springfield Farmers’ Market is located at the Shiawassee Basin Preserve, 12000 Davisburg Rd, in Davisburg. Vendor space is $15 per space per market day or $180 for the entire season. Contact Casey Reed at Springfield Twp Parks & Recreation 248-846-6558 or creed@

Explore The Yoga of Food at Celebrity Chef 's Oakland County Summer Book & Cooking Tour


elebrity Chef George Vutetakis, founding chef and former owner of the Inn Season Café in Royal Oak, will make several stops in Oakland County this summer for cooking presentations where he explores the yoga of food while demonstrating recipes and sharing culinary secrets behind his delicious, healthy and vegan cuisine. He also will also be signing copies of his book, Vegetarian Traditions: Favorite Recipes from My Years at the Legendary Inn Season Café. See Chef George at the following locations in July: • Saturday, July 9, 11am to 1pm: Traditional Lebanese Vegan Lunch & Book Signing at the Oasis Gourmet Cuisine, 4130 Rochester Road, Royal Oak. 248-588-2210. • Friday-Sunday, July 15 to 17: Cooking demos, samples and book signing at the Ferndale Live Green Fair, downtown Ferndale (see ad back cover). • Wednesday, July 20: Michigan Summer cooking demonstration at Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-975-4500 • Sunday, July 24: Sample Red, White & Blue Potato Salad & Signing at Whole Foods Market, 2880 West Maple Rd., Troy. 248-649-9600 • Friday, July 29: Sampling & Signing at the Allen Park Farmers Market, 15800 White Street Allen Park. 586-943-5785. • Saturday, July 30; Sampling & Signing at the Shelby Twp Farmers Market, Packard Proving Grounds 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Twp. 586-943-5785. • Sunday, July 31: Sampling & Signing at the Warren Farmers Market, One City Square, Warren. 586-943-5785.

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ellroma, a chic natural skincare boutique, is proud to announce their participation at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Gift Lounge. “I’m so thrilled to have been chosen to contribute in the celebrity and press swag bags!” says Diana Pelliccia Mueller, owner of Bellaroma. Bellaroma skincare products combines natural organic ingredients from all around the world and wraps them in fresh, eco-friendly packaging with upscale elegant flair, resulting in exquisite natural skincare couture. Products include natural soap bars, goat milk moisturizers, apricot kernel perfume oils, all-natural headache remedies, sleep-inducing pillow mists and organic facial care. All Bellaroma bath and body products are made from 100% pure essential oils, organic infusions and raw exotic ingredients. Diana is also a Massage Therapist, and is very proud to include her made-in-Michigan entrepreneurial spirit in all she does. For more information about Bellaroma contact Diana at 586-612-7882 or email

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ewel’s Yoga and Fitness has announced a new business venture to create a unique sanctuary for special classes, massages and workshops in Davisburg. The setting for the sanctuary will be a year-round gazebo, overlooking a pond with wide vistas. Fees for classes and activities will be on a “donation-only” basis. Jewel’s Yoga and Fitness has been serving the Clarkston, Lake Orion and Oxford communities for over 6 years. Massages and private sessions will continue at the home studio. Jewel’s Yoga and Fitness is located at 4612 Mountain View Trail, in Clarkston. Register at 248-390-9270 and visit for more information. See ad page 54.

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Native Garden Tour at Indian Springs Metropark


he Wild Ones, North Oakland Chapter will host a Native Garden Tour at Indian Springs Metropark, in White Lake on July 23, 2011 from 9 am-12 pm. The featured tour leader is Judy Graham, Master Gardener, Master Composter, Ecological Gardener, and Michigan Conservation Steward. Tour participants will learn the benefits of native plants and flowers, how-to-guidelines, Native concepts and Native garden maintenance principles. Wild Ones promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization. More information about Chapter mission and upcoming activities can be found at: The tour is free. Metropark entrance fee required. To register, or for more information, contact North Oakland Chapter President, Jim Brueck, at (248) 625-7597, mdbrueck@ or Mary Pellerito at by July 20. Indian Springs Metropark is located at 5175 Indian Trail in White Lake.

Advanced Energy Therapy Hosting Unique Jewelry Sale


eslie Cirinesi, Reiki Master and owner of Advanced Energy Therapy, is hosting a unique jewelry sale on Saturday, July 16, featuring Native American pieces acquired during her recent trip to Sedona, AZ. “We have searched high and low for talented jewelry artisans and have assembled a wonderful selection of jewelry,” Leslie says about the sale. Other items include vintage, sterling, hand-made, Michigan-made, wooden and gemstone jewelry. Leslie will also be accepting other hand-made jewelry on consignment. The sale will take place at Advanced Energy Therapy, 20 W. Washington St, Ste 10 in Clarkston from 11am-4pm, on Saturday, July 16th. Anyone interested in consigning their handmade jewelry can call 248-909-3700 Advanced Energy Therapy is dedicated to helping people “Transform into Tranquility” visit See ad page 54.

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Healthy Water Class Held at Rochester Holistic Arts


ochester Holistic Arts is hosting the “Is Water Just Water?” class given by healthy water advocate, Barb Schewe, on July 28th at 7pm. This class will address the importance of healthy water consumption in all diets, and specifically looks at the impact of antioxidants and pH levels. “I am passionate about this for many reasons,” states Barb. “Studies show that if we can keep our bodies alkaline and hydrated, we will fight off disease of all kinds. Our bodies are 75% water. I believe in prevention of disease and that our bodies can heal themselves if given the proper tools. As we try to eat organic and healthy so too can we make better choices with water.” Class participants may bring clear beverages to be tested for antioxidant and pH levels. Rochester Holistic Arts is located at 118 Terry Ave, Ste A in Rochester. For more information call 248-895-5064 or visit Donations will be accepted to attend this class. See ad on page 43.

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he Life Enrichment Center in Flint is hosting British author, actor and playwright, John Maxwell Taylor for two special workshops on Sunday, July 10th and Monday, July 11th. During the workshops, Taylor will draw on a variety of sources ranging from martial arts principles, Buddhist mindfulness practices, and his training as an actor, as well as inspiration from Jedi behavior in “Star Wars,” to show local residents how to find strength within themselves in difficult situations. Taylor has created a method of getting powered up by becoming more self aware under pressure, rather than stressed out. His new book “The Power of I AM: Creating a New World of Enlightened Personal Interaction” (Frog Ltd., Berkeley) features a blend of practical tools, personal stories, and life lessons that show readers how to achieve inner strength and deal John Maxwell Taylor effectively with negativity in their everyday encounters. Taylor is best known internationally for his self-penned 20 character one man play, “Forever Jung” based on the life of Carl Gustav Jung. Taylor is also an early rock pioneer singer and guitarist, and his bands opened for The Beatles and Rolling Stones and performed with Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Jimmy Page and played for Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family. The “Power of I AM” workshop is Sunday, July 10th from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM and the “Healing with the Tao” workshop is Monday, July 11 from 7 PM to 9 PM both held at the Life Enrichment Center, 2512 S. Dye Rd., Flint. The suggested donation is $20 per workshop. All are welcome. Visit or call 810-733-1600 for more information.

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S craniosacral therapy available In Rochester Rochester Holistic Arts offers Craniosacral therapy, a gentle, hands-on alternative medicine procedure for evaluating and enhancing the function of the craniosacral system, a physiological system surrounding the brain and spinal cord. "Craniosacral therapy, which serves as a core function of the entire body's health, is usually performed by osteopaths, chiropractors and massage therapists," says owner Nicholas Leshley, who graduated from Alternative Healing in 2003, taught there the following year and continues his education not only in cranosacral therapy, but reflexology, myofacial release and Thai massage. "It is a variation of Chiropractic and Osteopathic medicine" he adds, "and involves both gentle massage and manipulation of the bones of the head, spine and pelvis. This increases the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which can help with a wide range of disorders and physical disabilities, including in some cases, spinal cord injury." "Craniosacral therapists," he explains, "work on the link between the fluid in the head and the sacrum. There is a rhythm to the fluid flowing between these areas that can be detected like


a pulse. Balancing the cerebrospinal fluid normalizes, balances and eliminates obstructions (blockages) in various systems throughout the body. With obstructions removed, the body can function in a healthy manner." A typical craniosacral therapy session is performed with the client fully clothed and lasts from 30 minutes to an hour. The therapist will use a light touch, equivalent to a nickel’s weight, to feel the rhythmic motion of the cerebrospinal fluid within the craniosacral system–then follow with a series of appropriate steps suitable for each client. "Most clients," Nicholas says, "find a deep sense of relaxation during and after the treatment session." Craniosacral therapy can be used to help ease stress in the body; improve physical movement; help relieve headaches, neck and back pain; TMJ; chronic fatigue; poor coordination; eye problems; depression, hyperactivity and ADD; as well as problems with the central nervous system, the immune system, the endocrine system and many other conditions. Rochester Holistic Arts is located at 118 Terry, Rochester. Craniosacral therapy sessions are scheduled by appointment only and can be booked online. For more information, visit: or call 248-895-5064. Readers of Natural Awakenings are eligible for a $10 discount by mentioning this article. See ad page 43.

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cientists at England’s University of Manchester have confirmed how some people suffering from chronic pain might benefit from meditationbased therapies. They concluded that people that are more advanced in meditation practices (up to 35 years) are likely to anticipate and experience pain less than less-advanced meditators or non-meditators. “Meditation trains the brain to be more present-focused, and therefore to spend less time anticipating future negative events,” comments Christopher Brown, Ph.D., who conducted the research. When testing the pain tolerance of study participants using a noninvasive laser, the researchers noted unusual activity during anticipation of pain in part of the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain known to be involved in controlling attention and thought processes when potential threats are perceived, but more study is needed. Participants had a diverse range of experiences with various meditation practices, spanning from months to decades. All of them perform some form of mindfulness meditation—such as that which is the basis of the MindfulnessBased Cognitive Therapy recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for recurrent depression, because up to 50 percent of people with chronic pain experience depression. “The importance of developing new treatments for chronic pain is clear,” says Brown. “Forty percent of people who suffer from chronic pain report inadequate management of their pain problem.”

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eed to spice up a romantic relationship that’s in the doldrums? A Wayne State University study reveals dating couples that integrate other couples into their social lives are more likely to have happier and more satisfying romantic relationships. In the study—named When Harry and Sally Met Dick and Jane—Assistant Professor of Psychology Richard B. Slatcher, Ph.D., worked with 60 dating couples in a controlled laboratory setting to better understand how couples form friendships and how these friendships affect each couple’s relationship. Each couple was paired with another couple and given a set of questions to discuss as a group. Half of the group, dubbed the fast friends group, was given high-disclosure questions to spark intense personal discussion; the other half received typical small-talk questions. “We discovered that those couples that were placed in the fast friends group felt closer to the couples they interacted with and were more likely to meet up with them again during the following month,” says Slatcher. “We also learned that these same couples felt that these new friendships put a spark in their own relationships, and they felt much closer to their romantic partners.” They also reported learning new things about their partners through this novel experience.

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very five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture routinely announces dietary guidelines advising Americans about what to eat. Now, for the first time, the agency has broken from tradition to talk about truly good foods, rather than just scientifically discuss nutrients. More, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, released this year, embraces the value of plant-based diets. In the new edition, the guidelines’ healthy eating patterns may or may not include moderate amounts of meat. At the same time, the guidelines explain clearly that meat is not essential, and that near-vegetarian and vegetarian diets are adequate and have even resulted in better health. A pertinent excerpt follows. “In prospective studies of adults, compared to non-vegetarian eating patterns, vegetarian-style eating patterns have been associated with improved health outcomes—lower levels of obesity, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and lower total mortality. Several clinical trials have documented that vegetarian eating patterns lower blood pressure. On average, vegetarians consume a lower proportion of calories from fat (particularly saturated fatty acids); fewer overall calories; and more fiber, potassium and vitamin C than do non-vegetarians. Vegetarians generally have a lower body mass index. “These characteristics and other lifestyle factors associated with a vegetarian diet may contribute to the positive health outcomes that have been identified among vegetarians.” Source:

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Every Body Walk Campaign Aims for Healthier Americans Walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week, is the first step toward better health for every body type, according to Kaiser Permanente, a leading health plan provider spearheading the nation’s new Every Body Walk! awareness campaign. This simple, take-charge message comes in the wake of an annual national medical bill exceeding $2.5 trillion, with about 80 percent of it spent on treating chronic conditions that can be prevented or treated by regular walking, according to Dr. Bob Sallis, a family physician with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. “Walking is an excellent form of exercise for everyone, and for those with conditions like diabetes, asthma, heart disease and depression, a regular walking regimen has the added benefit of helping to manage these diseases [and conditions],” advises Sallis. “I’m a strong believer in the power of walking, and that’s why I literally prescribe it to my patients as frontline medicine—often in place of medications.” Fifteen years ago, the U.S. Surgeon General’s landmark Physical Activity and Health report concluded that Americans’ sedentary lifestyle is a primary factor in more than 200,000 deaths a year. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 70 percent of American adults ages 20 and older are overweight or obese; some 72 million are medically obese. Seventeen percent of U.S. youths ages two to 19 are obese, as well. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development projects that within a decade, three out of four Americans will be overweight or obese, unless we get moving. Find motivational videos, health information, walking maps, walking groups and personal stories at

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Maintain Your Brain: Strategies to Keep Your Memory Sharp by Beth Davis


t’s no secret that as we get older and our bodies lose agility, our brains may do the same. And just like our bodies, if we don’t take care of it, the brain can deteriorate—which can result in memory impairment among other things. Thankfully, memory loss and a decrease in mental acuity are not an inevitable fact of life. Just as we exercise our bodies to stay fit, research shows that one of the best ways to stay sharp is to exercise the brain. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the world’s foremost medical research centers, practicing mental exercises during the senior years can improve brain health and help maintain thinking skills that are needed as our brains get older. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, mental decline as we age appears to be largely due to altered connections among brain cells. Keeping the brain active seems to increase its vitality and may build its reserves of brain cells and connections—possibly even generating


new brain cells. So, what can we do to boost brain health? The good news is, plenty. The key is to mix it up. Studies suggest alternating activities to exercise different parts of the brain—from crossword puzzles and reading to physical exercise, socializing and listening to classical music—which leads to better cognitive health overall. We don’t have to make extreme changes to achieve better brain health. We can start with something small, and after awhile, add another change. Here are a few suggestions and strategies to maintain the brain. Remain Socially Active Research shows that people who are regularly engaged in social interaction maintain their brain vitality, says the Alzheimer’s Association. However, the combination of physical and mental activity with social engagement is more effective than any of these factors alone. One study reported that leisure activities that combine physical, mental and

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social activity are the most likely to prevent dementia. In the study of 800 men and women aged 75 and older, those who were more physically active, more mentally active or more socially engaged had a lower risk for developing dementia. And those who combined these activities did even better. To stay socially active, try volunteering in community groups and causes or joining bridge clubs or other social groups. Get Moving Physical exercise is essential for maintaining good blood flow to the brain as well as to encourage new brain cells. According to AARP (American Association of Retired Persons), the best thing we can do to keep our brain in shape is get off the couch and head out the door for a brisk walk. They say just one year of walking three times a week can increase the size of the hippocampus, a part of the brain that’s key to memory. Other exercises are also beneficial. Aerobic exercise, for instance, improves oxygen consumption, which benefits brain function; aerobic fitness has been found to reduce brain cell loss in elderly subjects. Walking, bicycling, gardening, tai chi, yoga and other activities of about 30 minutes daily are also great for getting the body moving and the heart pumping. The Alzheimer’s Association recommends physical activities that also involve mental activity—plotting the route, observing traffic signals, making choices—provide additional value for

brain health. Just Read Research has demonstrated that intellectual activities such as reading may reduce our risk for serious memory impairment. In 2009, Mayo Clinic researchers, detailing study findings at a neurology conference in Seattle, revealed that people who socialized regularly and read magazines during middle age were about 40 percent less likely to develop memory loss than their less literary peers. Another study at the Einstein School of Medicine in New York City found that regular intellectual challenge may reduce dementia risk by 63 percent. So whether it’s a book, magazine, or the daily newspaper, reading exercises the brain by making it perform several processes at once—interpreting the letters and words, and processing overall concepts and ideas. Games and Puzzles Crossword puzzles are one of the most effective memory exercises and are a fun way to stimulate the brain. The American Health Assistance Foundation's (AHAF) Alzheimer's Disease Research program also recommends playing Sudoku, which is similar to a crossword puzzle, but numbers are used instead of words. It is a logic puzzle that doesn’t require any math skills or calculations, but be warned, it can become habit-forming! Playing card games regularly also exercises the brain and may delay memory loss associated with aging and dementia along with helping to maintain brain vitality, according to the American Academy of Neurology. A large number of games and puzzles are now available online, making it easy to exercise the mind whenever and wherever. There is no question that the brain responds in a positive way to physical and mental challenges, but the key is finding activities that we enjoy so that we can stimulate the mind and memory for years to come. Diet and nutrition also plays a crucial part in better brain health. Food is fuel for mind and body, so a balanced diet featuring fish, fruit, vegetables, and whole grains is important. As a rule, what’s good for the heart is good for the brain.



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against many diseases and aging. CHERRIES: Sour cherries ripen in early summer, while sweet cherries reach their peak later in summer. Both types help reduce inflammation, especially in occurrences associated with gout. GRAPES: Dark purple Concord grapes, often found in home gardens or at farmers’ markets, ripen in the fall. Their resveratrol content is a key help in combating the effects of aging.

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resh berries, nature’s little gems, full of flavor and flavonoids, reach their peak as the weather warms up. In the Southeast, many berries ripen in spring, but from New England across to the Pacific Northwest, berries are a summer food. Each berry’s burst of juicy deliciousness carries antioxidants, vitamins C and E, riboflavin and fiber that work to fight obesity, protect brain function and promote urinary health. The red, blue and purple pigments in berries, known as anthocyanins, also help our bodies detoxify, repair damaged DNA, fight cancer and help lower LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, levels. The Department of Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University cites scores of studies that point to the many health benefits from consuming a variety of fresh berries. Each


berry offers not only a unique flavor and color, but also a particular health protection. BLACK RASPBERRIES: The dark purple member of the raspberry family grows on low shrubs and ripens in summer. This member of the berry corps helps fight oral, esophageal and colon cancers. BLACKBERRIES AND MARIONBERRIES: Members of the rose family, these berries grow on shrubs and ripen in mid-to-late summer. Both help digestion and prevent salmonella growth. BLUEBERRIES: Powerhouse blueberries also grow on low shrubs and generally ripen in early summer. This renowned berry offers whole-body protection

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STRAWBERRIES: These delicious favorites ripen throughout the year in various parts of the country. Strawberries help fight breast and cervical cancers. Home gardeners that grow berries know exactly what fertilizers and natural pesticides have been placed in or on them. Buying organic berries at the local farmers’ market or the grocery store ensures that the health benefits of fresh berries are not undercut by infiltrated pesticides or anti-fungal chemicals used by agribusiness, both here and abroad. Right before serving, berries may be gently rinsed, and then patted completely dry; they will keep well in the refrigerator as long as they are not crowded together. Summer berries can star in cool treats throughout the day. At breakfast, they’re a welcome wake-up flavor for cereal or yogurt. As a snack, they’re perfect whether eaten by the handful or turned into frozen yogurt pops. Seasonal berries can be combined with quinoa or couscous for easy summer salads. They also add a special note when friends and family toast the end of the day with an iced tea, enhanced with fresh blackberries and mint. Pairing berries with low-fat ingredients, whole grains, fresh produce and natural sweeteners makes for fast, fresh and fabulous summer dishes that keep us cool all summer long. Judith Fertig is a freelance writer in Overland Park, KS; see For some "Berry Good" recipes, visit

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Shareable Cities A revolution is underway in our understanding of cities; they are becoming the focal point for our collective hopes and dreams, as well as for all kinds of innovation needed to avert a worsening climate crisis. In the past, we tended to see cities as dirty, unnatural, isolating places; today, citizens and urban planners alike are starting to see their potential for generating widespread well-being at low financial and environmental cost. There’s an increasing appreciation for the benefits of public transit, urban agriculture, making room on the streets for pedestrians and bicyclists and for


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civic engagement. The very thing that defines a city—its population density— makes sharing things easier, from cars to bikes to homes.

Sharing is the answer to some of today’s biggest questions: How will we meet the needs of the world’s enormous population? Social Enterprise and How do we reduce our impact on the planet and cope with the Cooperatives destruction already inflicted? How can we each be healthy, enjoy Social enterprises, both nonprofit or for profit, offer products or services that life, and create thriving communities? aim to advance social or environmen-


istorically, we are all connected by climate, roads, fisheries, language, forests, cultures and social networks as part of life on this planet. In recent decades, the rules of access and ownership have shifted in new directions, making sharing more convenient, necessary, fulfilling and even profitable.

Sharing as a Lifestyle Ways to share in everyday life seem to be multiplying like rabbits, but perhaps the Great Recession is forcing all of us


to pay more attention to its importance these days. There’s car sharing, ride sharing, bike sharing, yard sharing, co-working, co-housing, tool libraries and all kinds of cooperatives. Ways to share power, dialogue and knowledge, such as workplace democracy, citizens’ deliberative councils, unconferences, open spaces and world cafés are getting more attention, aided by innovative Web 2.0 tools and other means. Scores of new websites are designed to help us share real stuff, and it’s possible to create a complete lifestyle based on sharing. We can live

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tal missions with benefits for all. This industry is small, relative to the overall economy, but growing extremely fast in some sectors. The Social Enterprise Alliance reports that nonprofit earned income grew by more than 200 percent, to $251 billion, between 1982 and 2002, reflecting a continuing trend in their expanding engagement with their publics. Meanwhile, Cleantech Group research shows that investment in clean-tech ventures nearly trebled, to $5.2 billion, between 2004 and 2008. At the same time, fair trade goods sales doubled

between 2004 and 2007, to around $4 billion, according to the Fair Trade Federation. Gar Alperovitz, author of America Beyond Capitalism, says that more than 11,000 worker cooperatives have emerged in the last 30 years. Many embrace pro-social missions and are managed, governed and owned by the people who work at them.

The Nonprofit Sector Nonprofits are an increasingly important way for people to share their wealth and labor. Independent Sector reports that, in the U.S. alone, charitable donations to nonprofits more than doubled between 1987 and 2007, to $303 billion; about 75 percent came from private individuals. The National Center for Charitable Statistics further reports that the number of nonprofits increased 31.5 percent between 1999 and 2009, to 1.58 million. Data from Volunteering in America shows that in 2010, 63.4 million volunteers dedicated more than 8.1 billion hours of service.

Microfinance This form of capitalization is a powerful innovation that extends small loans and financial services to help the world’s poorest people rise out of poverty, serving customers that traditional banks largely ignore. Kiva, a U.S. nonprofit

peer-to-peer microfinance sensation, facilitates around $5 million in no-interest loans per month to entrepreneurs in developing nations through its website. Microfinancing is yet another way the world is learning to share its wealth.

The Internet It’s easy to take it for granted, but the Internet’s potential as a sharing platform has just begun to unfold. The Internet itself would not be possible if people did not share labor, software and infrastructure. No one owns it or runs it. It’s built and it operates on free and open source software and open standards. Data travels over networks and is routed through servers owned by private individuals and corporations that share transport and routing duties. This global commons enables the creation of tremendous value. Harvard Business School Professor John Quelch estimates that the economic impact of the Internet is $1.4 trillion annually in the United States alone. Last year, the Computer & Communications Industry Association calculated that companies and nonprofits relying on “fair use” (such as search engines, web hosting and social media) employ 17 million people and generate $4.7 trillion a year, one-sixth of the country’s gross domestic product.

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Software (FOSS) FOSS and the Internet have a symbiotic relationship. The Internet would not have been possible without FOSS, and the growth of FOSS relies on the Internet to power its peer production and distribution model. For example, more than 270 million people use the Firefox browser, a shared, freely available tool. Half the world’s websites, about 112 million, are hosted on Apache’s open source server software. A quarter million websites run on Drupal, a leading open source content management system. That’s just scratching the surface. Today, the more than 200,000 open source projects operate on nearly 5 billion lines of code that would cost hundreds of billions of dollars to reproduce. Visit the Infoworld Open Source Hall of Fame website for more on desktop favorites. Today, millions of individuals and organizations rely on FOSS in performing their daily work, as do a growing number of governments. It’s a pervasive part of life in the developed world; because of its low cost, open source software may become even more important to developing countries.

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SHARING HELPFUL WEBSITES The Internet is a vast repository of information, and even with the help of search engines, navigation can be daunting. These links address topics of interest noted in “Sharing Our World.” Bike Sharing: Car Sharing: Co-working: Ride Sharing: Sharing Directory: Source: Civic Engagement: 242yaja Cohousing: Cooperatives: 4m7vqx2 Urban Agriculture: la558s Yard Sharing: Source: Business/Government/Education: Car Sharing: Home & Family Life: Home & Garden: Hall of Fame: Microfinance: Neighborhood Rentals:

generated video to YouTube in a recent information and innovations publicly six-month period than the three major available—are being applied in a dizTV networks produced and distributed zying number of ways. In the past few in the past 60 years. Now with more years, open, or peer-to-peer, sharthan 500 million users, Facebook ing strategies have gained significant would represent the third largest countraction in science, business, culture, try in the world by population. Wikieducation and government. pedia contains more than 9 million Applications range from the obarticles in 250 languages, all written by scure, like the Open Source Tractor, to volunteers—and with an accuracy that the everyday, like the OpenStreetMaps studies like that at Harford Community project. It’s a tough trend to quantify, because it is so viral and self-organized. College, in Bel Air, Maryland, indicate approaches that of leading commercial The Obama administration’s Open sources (80 versus 95 percent). Creative Government Directive is currently one Commons has made of the most visible of it easier for creators to these efforts, at least in the We are rethinking share their work; they’ve United States. The direcmore than 130 tive orders each executive ourselves through licensed million creative works in department and agency sharing, linking 50 countries since 2002. to identify and publish By 2008, one in eight online, in an open format, and collaborating couples who married that at least three high-value year met through social in new ways. data sets; create an open media, and 96 percent of government web page and Generation Y has joined a respond to public input received via social network, where sharing is a way that page; and develop and publish an of life. In these powerful ways, social Open Government Plan that describes media has taken sharing mainstream. how they are improving transparency and integrating public participation and collaboration into its activities. Generation Y = Gen G Now that a shareable world has a seriSocial Media ous foothold, all that’s needed is a willing population to scale it up. There’s Sharing is the currency of social media. a strong argument that Gen Y is the Socialnomics author Erik Qualman generation that can bring it to fruition. alerts us that, “Social media is bigger Roughly 100 million strong in than you think.” the United States, Gen Y grew up on The public uploaded more user-

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COOL Here’s How to Pay Less for AC by Brian clark Howard


ecord sumbillion each year Remember: The higher the mer heat in electricity bills, waves are EER (Energy-Efficiency Ratio) according to the already occurring American Council and SEER (Seasonal Energy- for an Energymore often and will be even hotter Efficient Economy. Efficiency Ratio), the more and more frequent over the next 30 Passive Coolyears, according to efficient the appliance. Always ing a Priority a study by Stanford look for Energy Star models. There is a betUniversity scienter way to stay tists that have run comfortable using climate simulations of temperatures both active and passive strategies. The across the United States. The study first requires specialized equipment, comes on the heels of a NASA report while the second uses the windows, that concluded that 2000 through 2009 walls, floors and roof to collect, store was the warmest post-industrial decade and distribute natural heat from the on record. local environment. The hotter it gets, the more people The basic principles of passive solar run their conventional electric air design have been understood for milconditioners (AC), releasing even more lennia. From Mexico to the Middle East, global-warming gas emissions from people have built homes with thick walls power plants into the atmosphere. to slow heat transfer, observes Doron Cooling accounts for nearly half the Amiran, former development director energy used by the average home of the Solar Living Institute. The Pueblo during the summer, reports the EnviIndians constructed their cities to maxironmental Protection Agency’s Energy mize solar warming in winter and screen Star program. More than two-thirds of the strongest rays in summer. U.S. households have air conditionMany of these ancient techniques ers, which set us back more than $10 were abandoned in the age of cheap


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fossil fuels. “We build our houses for curb appeal or for the view, not thinking that all those windows facing south in the summer are going to cook the inside of the house,” says Amiran. Daniel Aiello, chair of the nonprofit Arizona Solar Center and a principal of Janus II Environmental Architects & Planners, helps homeowners create vertical shading on east and west exposures with manmade screens or shrubs, trellises and vines, which have the added benefit of letting light and heat in during the winter, if they are deciduous. “Each side of the building is going to look different,” notes Aiello, who uses overhangs or awnings over south-facing windows in warm climates. Aiello also points out that on a home’s exterior, light-colored surfaces reflect more heat than dark-colored ones. He adds that textured surfaces stay cooler than flat ones, due to small-scale shading and the breakup of the interface between warm air and the surface. Inset windows are cooler, as well. It’s all important, because 35 percent of a building’s potential heat gain stems from the direct action of solar rays striking surfaces, according to Aiello. Incorporating such passive solar design elements into buildings can reduce heating bills by as much as 50 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Another passive technique is to use cross ventilation by opening opposing windows. Take this a step further by installing vents to allow hot air to escape from high spaces and cool air to enter at lower ones. Also, make sure walls and windows are well insulated against outdoor air. Inside, shutters, light-colored blinds and curtains can also make a big difference. Also consider glass with low-emittance (low-E) coating, which reduces heat transfer. The position of light-colored gravel, pools and other reflective surfaces are important because they can bounce heat; consider putting up a screen to block the energy.

Effective Active Cooling Comes Next Alex Wilson, editor of Environmental Building News and author of Your

Green Home, says the easiest and most efficient option is to use portable floor fans or install ceiling fans, which use 90 percent less energy than air conditioning. Fans can cool a room by a perceived seven to 10 degrees simply by moving air, which effects greater evaporation of perspiration. The next step in terms of low price and high efficiency would be to use a whole-house attic fan, which blows hot air from inside the entire structure outside. However, Wilson points out that such devices are only able to provide substantial heat relief under certain conditions—usually at night and when the humidity isn’t too high. A less comprehensive solution is simply to push hot air out of the attic, which will also help cool the house. According to the utility Austin Energy, reducing the attic temperature by 10 degrees or more saves up to 30 percent on AC costs; solar-powered attic fans are available. Some other alternatives to conventional, compression-cycle, central and room AC units are emerging, such as evaporative coolers, often called “swamp coolers.” These draw air over wet pads, and the resulting evaporation causes cooling. Wilson says they only make sense in dry climates, because they add moisture to the air. They typically cost 50 percent less than traditional AC and use 75 percent less energy, although they do

require more maintenance. The most energy-efficient and initially expensive way to cool your home and heat it in the winter is with a geothermal heat pump that takes advantage of the Earth’s subterranean heat gradient. Although they have a hefty upfront installation cost, operating costs are much less than conventional AC. Finally, don’t set the home’s thermostat below 78 degrees Fahrenheit, and install a programmable model. Uti-

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If it will be Rover’s introduction to the water, start slowly and be patient, especially if he’s still a pup. Don’t assume he’ll automatically know how to swim. Choose a warm day and a shallow body of water, with a gently sloping beach or bank that’s easy for the dog to navigate. Let him approach the water’s edge and investigate it in his own time. Never splash him or force him to enter the water before he’s ready.

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Take your time while introducing your dog to boating. Keep in mind that he’s used to surfaces that are stationary and stable, so it might take him a little

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Even if a dog is a seasoned swimmer, it’s a good idea to equip him with a canine life jacket or personal flotation device while you’re out on a boat. Accidents can happen, and cold, deep, choppy water can challenge even the strongest swimmer. A life jacket is a must if your dog isn’t a good swimmer; not only while he’s on a boat, but also when he’s playing in water that gets progressively deeper. Make sure the device fits properly and allow him a chance to get used to wearing and swimming with the life jacket before taking him out over deep water.


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The biggest rule of thumb as far as safety goes is to always supervise your dog around any body of water, just as you would a child. If you have a pool, teach him how to get out of it and don’t leave behind enticing toys still floating in the water. Remember that swimming is vigorous exercise and a dog can tire quickly, especially if he’s older.


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A dog may need help getting out of the water, especially when swimming off of a boat or dock, as well as in a pool. A boating harness is a good solution; available in several sizes, it’s designed for optimum mobility and should include a sturdy upright handle on the back of it to help you lift a pet out of the water. Water activities can hugely enrich a dog’s life experience, not to mention your mutual bond of friendship. As long as you keep his safety in mind, the fun you share will give you many happy memories to look back on for years to come. Ann Brightman is the managing editor of Animal Wellness Magazine, from which this is reprinted with permission ©2009 (AnimalWellnessMagazine. com).


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how to surf. However, the sport can be enjoyed with or without waves, or wind on virtually any body of water because the paddler, rather than Mother Nature, provides propulsion. It’s luring enthusiasts of other water sports as well; surfers, kiteboarders and windsurfers appreciate new opportunities to get on the water more often, while canoeists and kayakers enjoy the alternative of standing. SUP is equally adored by nonathletes. “This isn’t the kind of sport that requires a lot of lessons to enjoy,” advises Jeff Robinson, owner of Olde Naples Surf Shop, in Naples, Florida, who offers a 15-minute tutorial on the basics with each rental.


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“One of the best aspects of SUP is that it is low impact, making it a lifetime sport,” emphasizes David Rose, owner of Paddleboard Orlando. In fact, that’s why just about anyone over the age of 5 can participate. The paddler controls the speed and intensity of the experience, from recreational cruising to aerobic athletic training. “We call it exercise in disguise, because there’s so much going on that you don’t realize when you’re doing it,” explains Mike Muir, president of Riviera Paddlesurf, in San Clemente, California. The 54-year-old took up SUP after a hip replacement and credits it for relieving him of chronic lower back pain, as well as excess pounds. “It’s the cardio and calorie-burning equivalent of swimming or running,” explains Brody Welte, owner of Stand Up Fitness, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

“But unlike either of those, SUP combines low-impact and weight-bearing exercise; and it includes balance and strength training.” “My balance has improved 100 percent; I can stand on a board today that I could not stand on one year ago,” affirms 73-year-old renowned surfer and board shaper Mickey Muñoz, of Capistrano, California, who paddles with his 65-pound dog aboard.

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Wednesday, July 6 First Free Wednesdays - 9am-7pm. New patients may try a treatment free on the first Wednesday of each month. Please call for appointment. Walkins accommodated if space is available. FREE. Community Health Acupuncture Center, 801 Livernois St, Ferndale. Darlene Berger or Carol Soborowski 248-246-7289. See ad page 50. New Year~New You Series - 1-2pm. Learn how to use Natural Remedies, Treatments, & Supplements to improve your level of health & wellness. Speaker: Sherrill Natzke. Open to the public, all ages. Food, refreshments, materials, door prizes. Sponsored by: FAMILY Pharmacy & Cancer Treatment Centers of America. FREE. Rosehaven Manor, 3900 Hammerberg Road, Flint. Sherrill Natzke 810252-3975. New Year~New You Series - 6:30-7:30om. Learn how to use Natural remedies, treatments, & supplements to improve your level of health & wellness. Open to the public, all ages. Food, refreshments, materials, door prizes. Sponsored by: FAMILY Pharmacy & Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Speaker: Sherrill Natzke. FREE. Genesee Gardens, 4495 Calkins Road, Flint Township. Sherrill natzke 810-252-3975. Digestion Issues?–Nothing Working? - 7- 8:15pm. Dr. Richard Sowerby D.C., Clinical Nutritionist will discuss hidden causes of…Acid Reflux, Crohn’s, Gas, Bloating, Diarrhea! Don’t let digestive problems rule your life! Attend this seminar and learn drugless solutions! FREE. Vitamin Shoppe, Auburn Hills. Call 248-879-1900 to register. Varieties of Meditative Experiences - 7pm. With Rev. Matthew E. Long. Realize peace, wholeness and abundance in conscious unity with our Divine source. Free-will love offering will be received. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. 248-625-5192. See ad page 45.

Friday, July 8 Artwalk: Buckham Gallery - 6pm. Meet other Sierra Club members as we view art, walk to the Greater Flint Arts Council and other venues. Buckham Gallery is at 134 ½ W. Second Street, Flint. Mike Haley 810-686-6354.

Saturday, July 9 The Magic of Love - 5-7:30pm. Discover how your beliefs about love, intimacy and sexuality affect your

Please note: Dates and times shown are subject to change. Please call numbers provided to confirm event information. relationships, sexual satisfaction, marriage, body image and ability to find love. In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with others through verbal sharing and exercises designed to open your heart. FREE. Rochester Hills. RSVP/Info: Debbie 734-523-8566. Flint Farmer's Market or FIA Urban Hike - 10am. Join walkers for a nice urban walk through trails that connect to parks. Meet near the north doors (side closest to the river) table inside the Market. Flint Farmers Market: 420 E. Boulevard, Flint. Mike Haley 810-686-6354. Our Water Paddle: Paddle Mitson to Flushing. Enjoy a Beautiful Section of the Flint River. Celebrate Summer with us by paddling a beautiful section of the Flint River. Interested people contact Sue Lossing for inclement weather, shuttle planning and directions. 810-767-9491. VegMichigan Dinner Club - 5pm. This month we'll enjoy vegan Chinese such as lettuce wraps, Buddha's feast, coconut-curry vegetables, garlic snap peas, Ma Po tofu and stir-fried eggplant. PF Chang's China Bistro, The Mall at Partridge Creek, 17390 Hall Road, Clinton Township. Order off the menu ($15 average tab including beverage). RSVP by July 7: 877-778-3464.

Sunday, July 10 Painting in the Parks: Linden Mill Pond - 2-5pm. Join Art Teacher and Sierra Club member Sue Lossing for some painting fun. For both the inexperienced and experienced painters. A fun way to relax and enjoy the beauty of our parks. Take Main Street to VFW Parking Lot. Meet at Pavilion down the hill from the VFW parking lot and across the river from the Linden Mill. RSVP: Sue Lossing 810-767-9491. Sawdust Festival - 1-4pm. Old times at Wolcott Mill Historic Center. Travel back to the 1850s to the time when settlers were coming to Michigan and forests were being cleared for farms and lumber. Cut a log with a two-man saw, make rope, dip candles, or make other necessities of the time, now seen as crafts. Plus listen to pioneer stories and enter an earlier kitchen to discover the smells and tastes of the past. Kids will see how life has changed when they work the “chore” area. $4/person, 5 & under free. Wolcot Mill Metropark, 63100 Kunstman Rd, Ray. Info: 586-749-5997. Adult Natural History Series: Marsh Ecology by Canoe - 9am. During this early morning canoe trip, the Metro Beach marsh will be teeming with wildlife, particularly birds, as well as plant life. Sample some cattails, take pictures of water lilies and find out more about this ecosystem and our restoration efforts as you help paddle the 18 passenger, 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Ages 18+. $4 per person. Preregistration required. Metro Beach Metropark Nature Center located near Mount Clemens. Info: 586-4634332.

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Monday, July 11 Healthy Eating 101 - 7 pm-. Join us to learn about healthy eating, shopping and cooking. Recipes will be available for several healthy alternatives to traditional dishes. $10. Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills. Anthony Richardson 248-371-1407.

Tuesday, July 12 Nourished Body Detox Program - 7-8pm. Detox programs can be complicated & expensive. But Nourished Body makes it simple. Attend this FREE info session & find out if this detox is for you! Cacao Tree Café, 204 West 4th Street, Royal Oak. Deb Klungle 248-497-4189. See ad page 20. New Year~New You Series - 6-7pm. Learn how to use natural remedies, Treatments, & Supplements to improve your level of health & wellness. Food, refreshments, materials, door prizes. Sponsored by: FAMILY Pharmacy & Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Speakers: Roberta Hardy & Sherrill Natzke. FREE. Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Road, Davison. Sherrill Natzke 810-252-3975.

Wednesday, July 13 New Year~New You Series - 12:30-1:30pm. Learn how to use Natural Remedies, Treatments, & Supplements to improve your level of health & wellness. Food, refreshments, materials, door prizes. Sponsored by: FAMILY Pharmacy & Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Speaker: Sherrill Natzke. FREE. Lockwood of Burton, 2173 S. Center Road. Sherrill Natzke 810-252-3975. Present Moment Mediation - 7pm. With, Kathy Bindu Henning, a light-hearted and practical approach that makes meditating inviting and beneficial for everyone. Free-will Love-offerings will be received. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. 248-6255192. See ad page 45. Digestion Issues?–Nothing Working? - 7- 8:15pm. Dr. Richard Sowerby D.C., Clinical Nutritionist will discuss hidden causes of…Acid Reflux, Crohn’s, Gas, Bloating, Diarrhea! Don’t let digestive problems rule your life! Attend this seminar and learn drugless solutions! FREE. Vitamin Shoppe, Shelby Twp. Call 248-879-1900 to register. Holloway to Richfield Paddle - 9:30am. Join us on an easy paddle on a beautiful and pristine section of the Flint River from Holloway Dam to Richfield Park for a picnic pot-luck (see next listing). Bring your own boat. Meet at put-in location at 9:30 am to carpool to take-out point. Holloway Dam, shuttle to take-out location at Irish Road, just north of Richfield Park entrance. Info: Linda Berker 810-348-8664. Richfield Park River Walk & Pot-Luck - 10am. FRWC event. Join us at Pavilion #2 for a nice walk

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osmetic Dentistry. It brings to mind the photos of your favorite movie star with their $1 Million smile that probably cost that much to get. What is often times missing from the doctor-patient discussion regarding cosmetic dental procedures is the health benefits of having these procedures done. You might be wondering, “How can cosmetic dentistry benefit my health?” It’s a great question, one that many dental professionals do not regularly communicate to their patients. Cosmetic procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, dental implants, and Invisalign© Invisible Braces, just to name a few. All of these procedures have benefits that can affect your oral health and total wellness. A well-aligned smile is not just a part of a pretty face – it’s the mark of a healthy mouth. Straight teeth allow you to brush your teeth more efficiently, improve speech, and allow for better digestion, leading to overall better health. Having crooked teeth isn't just an eyesore, it also provides more nooks and crannies for food to get trapped making them harder to clean. This will lead to a build up of plaque or an abscess, or even gum disease, which can result in one or several teeth being removed. Recent studies have shown patients with gum disease are at significantly higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other serious health conditions. Well-aligned teeth trap fewer particles, develop fewer areas of decay and are easier to floss, all of which are vital to good gum and oral health. Missing, crooked, or worn teeth can cause changes in your bite and jaw that can lead to functional problems when chewing and pain in your jaw. Procedures like, dental implants, veneers, or crowns restore the strength back to teeth that are weakened from large fillings, cracks and wear. Crooked teeth are often the result of overcrowding, which can be easily fixed with Invisalign© Invisible Braces,

which will straighten and align your teeth over a few short months. Having a missing tooth is not purely a cosmetic problem either. It can leave your gums exposed, making it difficult and painful to eat on that side of your mouth. A missing tooth can also upset the balance of the other teeth in your mouth. This can result in the teeth shifting & moving around your jaw in order to compensate for the missing tooth. Your teeth can then become more crooked which can result in other problems. Missing teeth can easily be replaced with dental implants and crowns which will restore the strength and functionality of the missing tooth, prevent bone loss and prevent the rest of your teeth from shifting due to the loss of a tooth, which could affect your bite and ability to chew efficiently. In your mouth there are more enzymes that break up food than in your stomach, making digestion easier. People who chew longer and eat slower digest their food better and have a tendency to be slimmer! Straight, strong, and healthy teeth do a better job of breaking up food, allowing for better digestion. Ensuring your smile is as healthy as it can be does include cosmetic dentistry. Remember strong, well-aligned teeth are easier to brush & floss and this can reduce your risks of developing serious oral health problems, including gum disease. Cosmetic dentistry also has a profound impact on your self-confidence, romantic, and career success. So, next time your dentist or hygienist talk to you about cosmetic procedures, remember the treatment they are recommending can have a profound impact on your oral health and total wellness. For more information about HPS Advanced Dental Care and Dr. Heather Pranzarone Stratton or to reserve your time with her practice, call 248-6520024 or visit her website at: They are located at 4741 24 Mile Road, Ste. C Shelby Township.



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through Richfield Park on nicely maintained trails of grass, dirt, old stone-inlaid steps and a unique old bridge. Bring your picnic basket and join our pot-luck after the walk. Dogs on leashes welcome. Park entrance is at 6550 N. Irish Road, about 6 miles North of I-69. Info: Sue Lossing 810-767-9491.

Thursday, July 14 Family Nature Club - Explore the Shore - 1pm. Go exploring in nature with your family! Learn some fun things you can do in the great outdoors. Explore our beach and shoreline for signs of life in the lake. Dress to be outdoors. $3 per person. All ages welcome! Metro Beach Metropark Nature Center located near Mount Clemens. Info: 586-463-4332. Nourished Body Detox Program - 7-8pm. Detox programs can be complicated & expensive. But Nourished Body makes it simple. Attend this FREE info session & find out if this detox is for you! Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills. Deb Klungle 248-497-4189. See ad page 20. Ballroom Dance: The Hustle - 6pm-7pm. Learn Ballroom Hustle--a fun partner dance that uses fast paced music ranging from Disco, to Funk, to today's hits - even Rock & Roll! Burn calories the fun way and get your groove on! No partner necessary. $10. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, Rochester. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064. See ad page 43.

Friday, July 15 Cooking Demos, Sampling & Book Signings Through Sunday 7/17. Meet Chef George Vutetakis at the Ferndale Green Living Fair, Downtown Ferndale. Chef George will demonstrate several recipes with samples provided courtesy of Inn Season Cafe. See ad back cover. Buck Moon Walk - 8:30pm. The Algonquins called this the month of the “Buck Moon”. Join us for a night walk to learn more about our Earth’s only natural satellite, and try your hand at some moonificent science crafts. Open to children entering 2nd grade and up. $3 per person. Pre-registration required. Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center near White Lake, please call 248-625-6640.

Saturday, July 16 Unique Jewelry Sale - 11am-4pm. Handmade, Michigan made, Native American, Spiritual and Antique Jewelry sale. Sterling Silver, Gold, Gemstone, Crystal, Leather and more jewelry. FREE. Advanced Energy Therapy, 20 W. Washington Street, Ste 10, Clarkston. Leslie 248-909-3700. See ad page 54. Canoe/Kayak: Holly Recreation Area - 1pm. Join us paddling the Holly Recreation area, Valley Wildwood, and Heron Lakes. Bring your own boat. There will be a short portage across a road. Location: Holly Recreation Area, Heron Valley and Wildwood Lakes Park. Go straight (SE) past park registration booth. Info/Contact: Linda Berker 810-348-8664. Alternative Health Conference - 9am-6pm. Topics: Cancer, Fibromyalga, Hormones, Diabetes, Strokes/ Heart Attacks, PMS, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer, Bladder/Kidney, Animal Health & Essential Oils. $Free with Ad.. Knights of Columbus, 11105 Dixie

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M-24 to Lake Orion, Left (east) on Flint Street to Orion Road. Go Left on StOneY CReek Road, take a Left on Harmon Road. Go Right on Predmore Road about 1/4 mile then left to put-in and parking at East Graham Lake. Info: Linda Berker 810-348-8664. intro to Pendulums Class - 10:30am-noon. We'll teach you to use and imprint your energy on your pendulum. Bring your own Pendulum or come at 10 to buy one from our huge in-store selection. $25.00. Advanced Energy Therapy, 20 W. Washington Street, Suite 10, CLARkStOn, Michigan. Leslie 248-9093700. See ad page 54.

suNDAy, JuLy 24 Cherry Festival - 1-4pm. We’re celebrating cherries. Stop in for a taste of this locally grown fruit during this festive event at any of our 3 metro Detroit locations. FREE. Whole Foods Market, All Three MetRO DetROit Locations. Renee Mahon 248-538-4600. Open Lab – nature up Close - Noon-3pm. Join us as we collect interesting objects from the park and then look at them “up close” with our laboratory microscopes! Free! Pre-registration required. Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center near WHite LAke, please call 248-625-6640. Chef George Food Sampling & book Signing 2pm. Meet founding chef and former owner of the Inn Season Café, George Vutetakis, author of Vegetarian Traditions: Favorite Recipes from My Years at the Legendary Inn Season Café. Whole Foods Market, 2880 W. Maple Rd., tROY. For details, call 248649-9600.

TuesDAy, JuLy 26 Shamanic Journey - 6:30-8pm. Learn the ancient

practice of Shamanic Journeying. This class teaches the art of exploring our spiritual consciousness through earth-based tribal traditions. Learn to heal and harmonize all areas of your life by strengthening your inner connection to the divine and gaining a deeper understanding of your spiritual path. $15. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, ROCHeSteR. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064. See ad page 43.

WeDNesDAy, JuLy 27 Healing touch introduction - With Janet Tait, RN, Certified Healing Touch Instructor & Practitioner. Learn about and experience this subtle, potent & integral energy-medicine. Free-will love-offering will be received. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, CLARkStOn. 248-625-5192. See ad page 45.

THursDAy, JuLy 28 is Water Just Water? - 7-8pm. Where does it come from? We just assume water is water; it hydrates and quenches our thirst. Water has amazing properties and specific qualities to help our bodies function at their best. Learn how to prevent disease and live a longer and healthier life. Donation. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, ROCHeSteR. Kim Leshley 248895-5064. See ad page 43.

WeDNesDAy, JuNe 29 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. Discuss knowledge you have about your allergy. FREE. Call 248-371-1400 for more information. Register online or at the Customer Service Desk. Whole Foods ROCHeSteR.

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sATurDAy, JuLy 30 Lighten up with Amazing Greens - 2-4pm. Ever gazed at the lovely greens we have and wondered how they taste or how to prepare them? Join us in our Produce Department for a crash course! FREE. Whole Foods Market, 2880 W. Maple Ave, tROY. Dawn Danhausen 248-649-9600. Raw Foods for Regular People - 11am-Noon. Enjoy the season's fresh-picked berries! Join Deb Klungle of Nourished Body & learn to make a berry vinaigrette & a berry parfait with whipped cream. $10. Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Blvd, ROCHeSteR HiLLS. Service Desk 248-371-1400. See ad page 20. Jewels of the night Sky - 9pm. Discover the wonders of stars with a star bingo game and outdoor viewing. Bring a white or light-color T-shirt to print the summer constellations on. Open to children in the 1st grade +. Adults encouraged as well! $3 per person. Pre-registration required. Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center near WHite LAke, please call 248-625-6640.

suNDAy, AuGusT 7 Awakening to Love - 3:30 gathering, with workship 4-6pm. Presented by Seija. Discover how your beliefs about love, intimacy and sexuality affect your relationships, sexual satisfaction, marriage, body image and ability to find love. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with others through verbal sharing and exercises designed to open your heart. FREE. Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main, Ann ARbOR. (Metered parking on street or on Ashley) RSVP/Info: Debbie 734-523-8566.

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Creating a World that Works for all - 10am celebration of Spirit: music, laughter, meditation, inspiration, spiritual community. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, ClarkStOn. Bookstore, Offices and Holistic Center, 248-625-5192. See ad page below.

Yoga - 9:30am & 2:30pm. 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 22, 38 & 55.

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.

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 17.

Unity Church of rochester - 11am. A center for spiritual growth and prayer support based on the practical application of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Unity respects all individuals. FREE. 1038 Harding Ave. rOCHeSter HillS. 248-656-0120. Yoga in the park - 1:30 PM-2:30 PM. Sundays (except June 26)yoga in downtown New Baltimore at Burke Park all levels FREE. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot, CHeSterfield. Theresa May 586-9495515. See ad page 55. Basic Yoga & Meditation - 4-5:15pm. Open your mind and body in a fun and effective way. All levels welcome. $12. Soothe Your Soul, 2B S. Washington, OXfOrd. Hannah 248-236-9855. See ad page 43. Meditation & Study group - 7-8pm. 3rd Sunday of every month. All experiences welcomed. FREE. Santohsa Yoga , 48724 Gratiot, CHeSterfield. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 55.

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Free Yoga in the Park - 1:30-2:30pm. Yoga in downtown neW bALtiMORe every Sunday from June till the end of September at the Walter & Mary Burde Park near the water tower. FREE. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 55.

La Leche League of Lake Orion - 10am. Daytime Series meeting: 3rd Monday. FREE. Christ the Redeemer Church, 2700 Waldon Rd, LAke ORiOn. Tawnya 586-604-4074. Raise Your Glass on the Orchard - Noon-1 pm M-F. Stop by our brand new wine and beer bar for samples! Try the beer and/or wine of the day and enjoy a taste of what’s cooking at the bar too! FREE. Whole Foods Market, 7350 Orchard Lake Road, WeSt bLOOMFieLD. Renee Mahon 248-538-4600. Jen's warm slow flow Yoga- 6:15-7:15pm. Connect with your breath and still your mind in this moving meditation. $12.. Powerhouse Gym Yoga Studio, 400 East Brown Street, biRMinGHAM. Jen Cooper 248-563-7300. tai Chi Chuan Classes - 6:30-8pm. Enjoy the calm, centered, relaxed state of moving meditation. Mind leads, body follows. Reunite with your personal power and learn to direct your energy. $15. Orchid Leaf Energy Arts, 2290 East Hill Rd #202, GRAnD bLAnC. Dawn Fleetwood 810-235-9854. Flow Yoga - 7pm. Also Wed-6:15pm & Thu-9:30am. Great for the fit individual wanting to experience a blend of classic yoga combined with asana flow & breath. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 4612 Mountain View Tr, CLARkStOn. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad page 54.

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blended Yoga - 9:30am. Great class for all levels combining classic yoga teachings w/asana. Some days we take it easy and other days we move a bit more. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 4612 Mountain View Tr, CLARkStOn. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad page 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 Childbirth. Free Consultation. Warren. Call 586751-7500. See ad page 17. Yoga - 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 Dequindre Rd Ste 104, Sterling HtS. 586-795-3800. See ads pages 22, 38 & 55. Gentle Yoga - 7pm. Great class for beginners, plus-sized, seniors, pregnant or anyone needing a more therapeutic approach to their practice. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 4612 Mountain View Tr, CLARkStOn. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad page 54. tai Chi Classes - 6:30-7:30pm. 20 yrs experience. $13 drop in or 10-class packages. KMAI, 935 Baldwin Rd, lapeer. 810-667-2101.

Macomb County Homebirth Circle - 7-8:30pm. Social gathering where women are supported for their choice to birth at home. FREE. Thrive In Line Chiropractic, 51309 Mound Rd, SHeLbY tOWnSHiP. Erica Michaels 248-881-0836.

bi-Monthly Seminars - 6-7:30pm. You may please advertise as well about the Seminars bi monthly on Tuesdays. $25. Holistic Healing Center, 1777 Axtell Dr. Ste 203, tROY. Info/class listings see website in ad page on page 11.

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586-795-3800. See ads pages 22, 38 & 55. Yoga - 9:30am & 3:30pm. 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 page 22, 38 & 55. Foundational Yoga - 10-11am. Energize and relax your mind, body, spirit and heart. $8. Michigan Rehabiliation Specialists, 10860 Highland Rd, Hartland. Tanya 810-623-4755.

Adult Women’s and Children’s Domestic Violence Support Groups - 10-11:30am. LACASA: Comprehensive Services Center, 2895 W. Grand River Avenue, Howell. Info: 517-548-1350. Flow Yoga - 6:15 pm. Great class for those new to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 4612 Mountain View Tr, Clarkston. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad page 54. Zumba Classes - 6:30-7:30pm. With Brenda & Haley Mears. $6 drop in fee. KMAI, 935 Baldwin Rd, Lapeer. 810-667-2101.

Flow Yoga - 9:30am. A blend of classic yoga teachings inter-woven with asana flow and breath to help strengthen the mind, body & spirit. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 4612 Mountain View Tr, Clarkston. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad page 54. Batterer/Assailant Group - 10-11:20am; 5:306:50pm and 7-8:20pm. LACASA: Comprehensive Services Center, 2895 W. Grand River Avenue, Howell. Info: 517-548-1350. Thrift Shop - 10am-2pm. Heart-n-Hand Thrift Shop Proceeds to local Mission and Helping agencies. FREE. St Paul UCC, 31654 Mound Rd, Warren. Anne Pyciak 586-264-4777. Young At Heart Active Adults - 11:30am-1:30pm. Fun and friendly atmosphere filled with activities. $5 yearly membership per person includes 6 newsletters per year. Non-members welcome. (May be extra fee for luncheon). Hart Community Center, Davisburg. Info; Sarah 248-846-6558. Auburn Hills Farmers Market - 3-7:30pm. Thru October 20th. Fresh, local produce, breads and baked goods, pasta and sauces, jams, eggs, organic meats, smoked meats and fish, local musicians and much, much more! FREE. SE corner of S. Squirrel & Auburn Rd, Auburn Hills. Sandy McClure 248-504-8102. Special Needs Adaptive Yoga - 4:30 pm -5:30 pm. Ages 10 to 15 attends class with caregiver. Begins July 7 thru August. $8. The Yoga Loft & SHARP Fitness, 555 S. Saginaw St, Flint. Lois Schneider 810-232-2210. Yoga - 5:30 & 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 Dequindre Rd Ste 104, Sterling Hts.


YOGA for Men & Women - 6-7:30pm. Beginning & Intermediate. Discover how movement and breath help open tight spots in the body. You may end up discovering some areas that haven’t moved in years. This class will help bring balance to the body. Available for all fitness levels. Bring your own mat or one provided. Taught by Chris Duncan, RYT 8 years Astanga Yoga. $12 drop in. KMAI, 935 Baldwin Rd, Lapeer. 810-667-2101. 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 Dequindre Rd Ste 104, Sterling Hts. 586-795-3800. See ads pages 22, 38 & 55.

East Brown Street, Birmingham. Jen Cooper 248-563-7300. 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. Zumba Classes - 6:30-7:30pm. With Brenda & Haley Mears. $6 drop in fee. KMAI, 935 Baldwin Rd, Lapeer. 810-667-2101. 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.

Basic Yoga - 7pm. This class is a classic! Great for all levels; it's basic but with a challenge! $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 4612 Mountain View Tr, Clarkston. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad page 54. La Leche League of Lake Orion - 7:30 pm. Evening Series Meeting: 2nd Thursday. Toddler Meeting: 4th Thursday. Babies and children welcome. FREE. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1950 S. Baldwin, Lake Orion. Tawnya 584-604-4074.

Sexual Assault Group - 9:30-11:30am. LACASA: Comprehensive Services Center, 2895 W. Grand River Avenue, Howell. Info: 517-548-1350. Basic Yoga - 9:30am. Great class for newbies! Learn the basics in a fun, casual atmosphere. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 4612 Mountain View Tr, Clarkston. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad page 54.

Yoga - 9:30am. 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 22, 38 & 55. Free Footloose Fridays for Seniors - 10am-4pm. Serenity Room and Reflexologist: Lauren Burtell will offer free 15 minute reflexology sessions. 725 S. Adams Rd, L-169, Birmingham. To schedule your complimentary foot reflexology session, call 313-671-7909.

Yin Yoga - 11am-12:15pm. Perfect for increasing flexibility in your hips, lower back and sacrum. $15. Soothe Your Soul, 2B South Washington, Oxford. Hannah 248-236-9855. See ad page 43. Yin Yoga Class - 5:45-7pm. 1st Fridays only. FFloor postures are held for long periods of time with the muscles relaxed. $13. Chesterfield, 48724 Gratiot Ave, Santosha Yoga. Theresa May 586-9495515. See ad page 55. Restorative Yoga Class - 5:45-7pm. 3rd Fridays only. Restorative yoga is a gentle,that uses props to fully relax the body. $13. Chesterfield, 48724 Gratiot Ave, Santosha Yoga. Theresa May 586-9495515. See ad page 55. Jen's warm slow flow Yoga- 6pm-7pm. Connect with your breath and still your mind in this moving meditation. $12. Powerhouse Gym Yoga Studio, 400

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Yoga Fusion - 8am. Explore the 8 limbs of the Ashtanga practice infused with traditional, primary & secondary series postures. A warm, healthy practice available to all. Great for the self-motivated individual without limitations. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 4612 Mountain View Tr, Clarkston. Jules 248-3909270. See ad page 54. Try Yoga at Stony Creek Metropark -8-9am. Thru 8/27/ Start your day with instructor Kathy Vesprini for yoga at Eastwood Beach in Stony Creek Metropark near Rochester/Washington Township. All levels. $7/session or package rates plus vehicle permit. Info: Kathy Vesprini 586-918-8407. Certified Hypnotherapists Education and Networking Meeting - 1st Sat/monthly 9:30am-12pm. 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 586-7517500. See ad page 17. Thrift Shop - 10am-2pm. 2nd Saturday of the month. FREE. Heart n Hand Thrift Shop. 31654 Mound Rd, Warren. Anne Pyciak 586-264-4777. Gentle Yoga - 10:15am. Great class for beginners, plus-sized, seniors or anyone needing a more therapeutic approach towards their practice. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 4612 Mountain View Tr, Clarkston. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad page 54. Horse-Drawn Hayrides - Noon-4pm. Also Sunday. Weather permitting. Take a relaxing horse-drawn hayride past the fields and through the woods. $5 per adult or $3 each for senior citizens and children ages 3 to 12 years of age. Kensington Metropark Nature Center or Farm Center located near Milford/ Brighton. Info: 800-477-3178.

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.

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind. ~Albert Einstein

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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 23.

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.

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

Terry Robinson, RPN, Natural Therapist Advanced NAET Practitioner 725 S. Adams S-185, Birmingham 248-792-2229 •

Acupuncture & pain management Hyo Kim, M.D. • 586-939-7223 Board Certified Acupuncturist 37800 Mound Rd., Sterling Heights

For over 20 years, Dr. Kim has effectively treated patients who have overcome an array of health issues from minor to severe. Stop smoking with one session. Call for your appointment.

Acupuncture health alliance 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 33.

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“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 25.

Tina Lee, DiplOM • 248-520-1222

By appointment in Clarkston, Davisburg and Highland. Successfully treating a wide range of health issues.

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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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Cardiology 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 22, 38 & 55.

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Healing therapy for: A D D, A D H D, Migraines Closed head injuries, Neurological Disorders. See ad page 43.

Chiropractor complete wellness & injury Solutions 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 inside front cover.

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Experience exceptional Chiropractic without any twisting, cracking or popping. Dr. Cramer is trained in the NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association). Tap into your healer within! Please visit See ad page 43.

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

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 i v i d u a l . Vi s i t See ad page 14.

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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.

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248-366-4611 3050 Union Lake Rd., Suite 3D Commerce, MI 48382

Salomon Chiropractic Dr. Susan Salomon, treating and preventing causes of pain. Educating patients, health/stretches, since 1989.

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The Mental Fitness Center

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 17.

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 34.

health foods/BEVERAGES 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.

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health foods/BEVERAGES key meals, LLC 877-539-6325 Birmingham

Healthy Meal Planner based on seasonal superfoods comes with weekly shopping lists in a convenient format that attaches to keychain. Daily recipes based on 1200-1500 cal include nutritional information. See add page 13.

Holistic esthetician Erica Lynn Hinch

248-895-5064 • Rochester Holistic Arts

All Facials and skin care products are hand-made using only 100% Natural and Pure ingredients. See ad page 36.

home cleaning services Hagopian

Oak Park, Birmingham, Novi, Utica & Ann Arbor • 800-HAGOPIAN (424-6742)

Carpet, furniture and tile cleaning for home and business. Rug cleaning and repair, 24 hour water and fire damage response. New & previously loved rugs. See ad page .

Homeopathy Transformational Health, PC Kathleen Slonager, RN, DIHOM, ADS 16205 W. 14 Mile, Ste 202, Beverly Hills 248-613-9662

Homeopathy is a wholistic medicine used worldwide for over 200 years. Safe, gentle & effective for chronic and urgent issues - all ages. Licensed & certified practitioner.

Hypnotherapy C Beyond hypnotherapy Louise Stoltz, C.Ht 425 W Huron Ste 210, Milford 248-714-6042

Denise Jacob, RN, PhD, Cht

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.

emerald dream hypnosis, LLC

5793 W. Maple, #147, West Bloomfield 248-626-0001

In practice since 1983. Multiple non-invasive techniques for effective treatment outcomes. Medical knowledge, combined with Chiropractic and nutritional expertise treats the source of the problem, whether chronic or for prevention. See ad page 19.

Natural wellness & Pain Relief Centers

Kathy Juhl & Tom Day • 586-372-8779 115 South Washington St., Oxford

Kathy and Tom are Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists & members of the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. Offering Personalized individual, group and audo hypnotherapy sessions. See ad page 10.

10683 S. Saginaw Street, Suite B Grand Blanc, 810-694-3576

Everyone, regardless of age or condition, can benefit from a nervous system that is working at its very best. Our interest in the spine is only because it houses the nervous system. Chiropractic is a safer, more natural approach to better health. See ads pages 31 & 33.

Teresa Birkmeier-fredal MD 2770 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley 248-270-3309

Imagine That Hypnotherapy Jack Dugger, Certified Hypnotherapist 2648 Lapeer Rd., Auburn Hills 248-622-6350

Jack helps people Stop Smoking, Lose Weight, Gain Self Confidence, eliminate all kinds of phobias and has even served as a "Life Coach." Very Reasonable Rates. See ad page 11.

Specializing in natural approaches to unresolved gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders.

A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg. ~Samuel Butler

integrative medicine The Downing Clinic

Laura Kovalcik, DO, FACOI 5715 Bella Rose, Ste 100, Clarkston 248-625-6677 •

massage therapy

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, BioIdentical Hormones, Chemical Sensitivities, Osteoporosis, Candida, Fibromyalgia, Optimal Nutrition Plans and Primary Care. See ad page 8.

Yo u c a n m a k e p e r m a n e n t , positive and healthy changes in your life, work and at home with hypnotherapy! Stop Smoking, Weight, Shape, Stress and Anxiety Management, Self, Confidence Improvement and much, much more.


Budaj Chiropractic and Nutrition

725 S Adams #236, Birmingham 248-514-8259

Oakland, Macomb, Livingston & St. Clair, MI

Vickie Evans, CMT

The Downing Clinic 5715 Bella Rose Blvd., Ste 100, Clarkston 248-625-6677 •

Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, Healing and Therapeutic Touch. Rain Drop Therapy: Spinal massage with aromatherapy oils provides antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory action to improve back pain and conditions. See ad page 8.

How do new clients find you? In the Natural Directory, of course! Natural Networking at its best. Affordable– prices starting as low at $49/month (discounts availablefor NA Network providers).

Call 248-628-0125 and get in today!

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nutRItIonaL HEaLtH REstoRatIon

Integrated Therapeutic Massage and Reiki Services with aromatherapy. Craniosacral, Meridian Light Touch, Shiatsu, Hot Stone, Deept Tissue, Swedish to help you feel your best. See ads pages 22, 38 & 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.

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

MEDIcaL IntuItIon BEcKY stEVEns HoLIstIc aLtERnatIVEs, LLc

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 31.

MEDIcaL sPa tIMELEss HEaLtH & BEautY MEDIcaL sPa 248-840-7853 6854 N. Rochester Rd, Rochester

A healthy body from the inside out. Bioidentical Hormone replacement, weight loss, intravenous nutritional support, vaser and smart lipo, botox, nonsurgical facelift, vericose veins and other services. See ad page 5.

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

nutRItIonaL counsELInG aDVancED nutRItIonaL soLutIons Lee Rossano-McLaughlin Rochester Hills • 248-652-4160

Custom nutritional planning, Detoxification, Hydroelectric t h e r a p y, S C E N A R pain management, stress reduction/ relaxation, anti-aging & weight management, individualized menopause solutions, natural hormone supplements & homeopathic remedies. See ad page 22.

nutRItIonaL counsELInG aRtHEMIZ REVItaLIZatIon cEntER & DEtox

Sonya L. Pizani Certified Nutritionist for over 30 years 153 Waterview Dr., Lake Orion 248-783-1030 / 248-930-0681

Anti-Aging Therapy, Infrared BIOMAT Sessions, (FREE Introductory Session), Infrared Sauna & Thermal Massage, Hormone Saliva Profile, Professional Ionic Foot Bath, Weight Management, Alkaline Water.

natuRaL/HoLIstIc HEaLtH HoLIstIc HEaLInG cEntER 1777 Axtell Drive, Ste 203, Troy 248-435-6400 or 248-637-1830

ad page 11.

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

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

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 13.

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raw food Beth Wilke

Raw Food Teacher, Professional Speaker Information 586-899-8782

motivate you.

13 years experience preparing raw foods, Beth's dynamic WORKSHOP, natural food classes, consultation services will quickly move you to new health/vitality levels! Her amazing food, delicious recipes, high energy, enthusiasm, personal success, will inspire/

nourished body | satisfied soul Deb Klungle • 248-497-4189 Certified Raw Food Chef & Educator

Learn how simple, nutritious, & delicious raw foods can be! Group classes held in Rochester. Services include customized private instruction, health coaching, & detox support. See ad page 20.

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir

Coming This Fall! The East Michigan

Pet Jubilee!

Reiki advanced energy therapy

20 W. Washington, Ste 10 • Clarkston 248-909-3700 •

Do you or someone you love have cancer? Reiki can help reduce side-effects of Chemo/Radiation therapy. It also reduces stress and promotes healing. Pet Reiki available too.

Jaya’s certified Reiki & Seichim Classes

Rochester • 248-464-2049

There are 12 class hours in each degree. Investment: $150; Registration: $50. Classes: Reiki I to III and Master Training. Also advanced Seichim, living light energy.

Gayle's spiritual healing 810-348-4500 • Holly Other sites available upon request

Reiki treats the whole body, mind and soul balancing your energy, reducing stress in your physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. Call or email for appointment.


Hannah Cornell-Schroeder 2B South Washington 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 43.

10am-4pm • Lapeer, MI

Celebrating and supporting our pet friends! For more information visit: 54

Pure Source Water Filtration 586-994-WATER (9283)

At Pure Source your health matters because YOU matter. We take pride in developing the world’s healthiest water filtration systems. Why? Because it’s our part in building a better tomorrow, today. Let our renowned service team take care of you. See ad page 29.

Wellness Wellness training Institute

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

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 22, 38 & 55.

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 JewelsYogaFitness. com Clarkston

FREE ADMISSION and PARKING! ober 8, 2011 Saturday • Oct


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 35.

Oakland, Macomb, Livingston & St. Clair, MI

Something for everyone. Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Fitness, Private instruction, 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 22, 38 & 55.

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Santosha (Sanskrit): Contentment, peace, gratitude

First Week Free! Santosha Yoga events located in this month's calendar.

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Natural Awakenings’ August edition will be packed with special tips for raising a healthy family.

586-949-5515 48724 Gratiot Ave. Chesterfield MI 48051 (just south of 22 Mile Road)

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Ferndale Live Green Fair

9 Mile @ Woodward Fri- 5-9 Sat-10-9 Sun-12-5

July 15-17  .

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Step by step, let’s all work together for a better world...

• Green Art Fair •Three Stages Speakers & Music • Kid’s Activities • Green Home Show: Solar, Wind, Geothermal

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