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“The RAW Truth on Nutrition” Presented by:

Garden of Life Founder and CEO, Jordan Rubin!      

Are you ready to take your health and wellness to the next level? Do you want a health plan that supports your immune system? Have you been hoping for improved digestion? All Garden of Life items Do you want to try cleansing more regularly? will be on Are you looking to shed those extra pounds? sale for this event! Have you been trying to boost your energy?

Then join New York Times bestselling author and Garden of Life Founder, Jordan Rubin, as he presents “The RAW Truth on Nutrition.” In this free seminar you will learn the secrets of transforming your health through the power of living nutrients.


Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 PM

Jordan Rubin - New York Times best-selling author, Garden of Life Founder/CEO, and beyond organic rancher.


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Attendees will receive a FREE copy of Jordan’s new book!

RSVP: Seating is limited, so RSVP in the store, by calling 248-735-8100 and selecting option 2, or by visiting our website at 2

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Dr. Dangovian will be discussing the aspects of the book by author Mike Moreno & talking bout the benefits of the diet an an aide in improving ones health and wellbeing, “It’s not just about looking good, its about feeling good.” As a cardiologist this diet does work and anyone can do it, Vegans, Vegetarians, and Animal Protein Eaters. The book, recently featured on “Dr. Oz” and “The Doctors”, will be available for purchase. Please join us!

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

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But Will There Be Enough?

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Daring to Tell the Truth

It started with love.

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34 INdIvIduAL INtEgrIty Protecting the Earth

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


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newsbriefs Dr. Jamie Cramer Co-Hosts “Your Weekly Checkup” Radio Program on 103.5 FM


r. Jamie Cramer of Precise Chiropractic in Troy is co-hosting a new weekly radio program, Tuesdays at 9pm on WMUZ 103.5 FM. The program, called “Your Weekly Checkup” is a call-in radio show that brings listeners a fresh perspective to health care choices. Too often, patients are told they have to live with their problems. On this show, Dr. Cramer provides health information and explains other options that may be available to patients. Dr. Cramer is a chiropractor specializing in The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, Inc. (NUCCA) chiropractic care. A NUCCA doctor is a unique health care practitioner whose system is different from other chiropractors and medical specialDr. Jamie Cramer ists. The theory and practice of NUCCA chiropractic is backed by almost 40 years of clinical experience and a research organization known as the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research Association, Inc. (NUCCRA). The NUCCA procedure requires no twisting, cracking or popping of the spine. It gently restores the skull, spine and hips back to its proper position, which takes pressure off the nerves and allows the body to return to its natural, healthy state. Precise Chiropractic is located at 4101 John R Rd, Ste 300 in Troy. For more information call 248-680-7200 or visit Tune in to 103.5 FM on Tuesdays at 9pm to hear Dr. Cramer on “Your Weekly Checkup”. See ad page 21.

Better Health Store in Novi Hosting Best Selling Author, Jordan Rubin


he Better Health Store in Novi will host a free seminar with nutritional expert, Garden of Life Founder and New York Times bestselling author, Jordan Rubin on Tuesday, October 18, at 6:30 P.M. “It’s not too late to change your life and experience extraordinary health,” says Rubin. “Everyone has the potential.” Rubin will share the keys to having better health including answers on how to find the right solutions that make for a healthier body and healthier life. Rubin’s recent New York Times best selling books include The Maker’s Diet, Perfect Weight America and The Vitamin Code. Reservations are recommended. Better Health Market in Novi is located 42875 Grand River. Phone 248-735-8100 and select option #2 to RSVP for Jordan Rubin’s seminar. See ad inside front cover.

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newsbriefs Jewels Yoga and Fitness Announces New Davisburg Location


ewels Yoga and Fitness is now offering massages and private yoga and fitness sessions at their new location, 7355 Hall Rd. in Davisburg. A year-round gazebo will be complete soon in which donation-only classes and workshops will also be held. A “Jewels Massage” is an integration of various techniques that may include the use of hot stones, hot towels, aromatherapy, and energy work (unless the client requests differently). Also available are paraffin dips, hot foot soaks, or scalp therapy. "I like building and maintaining relationships with individuals allowing me to work with them on a much deeper level and truly customize each session to their physical and mental needs at that time," states owner Jules Keilitz. Jewels Yoga and Fitness is now located at 7355 Hall Rd in Davisburg, For more information call 248-390-9270 or visit See ad on page 54.

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Food Matters to Lapeer Health & Nutrition Store


ebekah's Health & Nutrition Source, of Lapeer, is hosting a screening of the documentary "Food Matters" on Saturday, October 29th at the Davison High School Auditorium in Davison. "We are screening this compelling documentary," says Rebekah Niman, owner of Rebekah's, "because it is a provocative and thought-provoking film designed to help those in our community make the best choices for themselves and their families." "Food Matters" discusses the importance of Nutrition & Natural Therapies for helping with chronic illness. The film shows which foods and therapies are ideal for optimal health and have been proven to fight Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Depression and many more Chronic Illnesses and everyday conditions. "Those who attend," says Rebekah, "will find answers to their questions about natural approaches to weight Loss, detoxification, Diabetes, cancer, heart disease, depression and more. It’s not as hard as you think. Let nutrition, natural healing and sustainability be the cornerstones of a healthier lifestyle for everyone." "The cost to attend the showing is $10 at the door," she says. "Discounted tickets are available at Rebekah's Health & Nutrition Source in Lapeer and we are also giving discounts for group purchases and students." The Davison High School is located at 1250 N. Oak Road in Davison. Rebekah's Health & Nutrition Source is located at 700 S. Main Street, Suite 113, in Lapeer. For more information, call 810660-8585 or visit RebekahsPureLiving. com. See ad page 43. Editor's note: The Natural Awakenings Network is offering a 50% discount on the ticket price to Network cardholders/subscribers. Present your card when purchasing the tickets. For details on the network, visit

Epiphany Health Offers Naturopathic Consulting at New Location in Milford


piphany Health has moved to a new location in the Great Lakes Massage and Wellness Center office at 800 N. Milford Rd in Milford. They will continue to offer Natruopathy services and therapies including nutrition and health consulting, therapeutic bodywork, lymphatic drainage bodywork and more from this location. Naturopathy is an approach to healing using non-invasive health evaluation techniques which assess the health of the whole body to identify the root cause of illness. Naturopathy uses the healing power of nature to enable the body to heal itself and maintain good health. Since Naturopathy provides an alternative approach to traditional medicine, individuals that have chronic illnesses or who are interested in avoiding toxic drugs or surgical interventions may benefit from natural health practices. Naturopathy incorporates individualized assessment of physical, environmental, and emotional factors to identify opportunities to increase your body's frequency and balance through food, herbs, essential oils, homeopathy, cell salts, therapeutic bodywork, and flower essences. These practices utilize the body's innate ability to bring about its own healing. Julia L. King, owner, is a graduate of the four-year traditional naturopathy program at the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education at Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She is also a Naturopathic Doctor as certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board. For more information call 248-529-3503 or visit

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Green School Web Tool Debuts this Fall


reen School in a Lunchbox!” is a web-based, vibrant, and animated “lunchbox” which introduces concepts of sustainable building to K-5th grade students. Through grade-appropriate, hands-on educational activities, young people are introduced to concepts of sustainability within the built environment and how daily choices affect our environment, community and world. Additional areas of the lunchbox will contain information for teachers, parents and administrators on the value of green schools. “Our mission is for every student in Michigan to enjoy the benefits that a healthy, sustainable learning environment offers,” says Peggy Matta, Chairperson for the DRC-Green Schools Committee (GSC). “We hope to work with educators and administrators to bring them the latest information and to incorporate their classroom experience into the program.” Visit and click on the green schools link for information on how to utilize the program in your classroom. The U.S. Green Building Council is a nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. Visit The USGBC Center for Green Schools' vision: green schools for everyone within THIS generation. For more information please visit

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newsbriefs Advance Bodywork Continues Bowenwork Services Out of New Office


ffective October 1, Advance Bodywork, LLC will be offering alternative manual therapy technique, Bowenwork, out of their new location in the Birmingham Professional Building at 1775 E. 14 Mile Rd, just east of Woodward. Named after its inventor, Tom Bowen, Bowenwork involves gentle, yet powerful, "moves" on muscle, tendons and nerves. These moves prompt soft tissue release, sending neurological impulses to the brain. Because the impulses travel through the internal nervous system pathways, they stimulate whole brain responses, which address every system in the body -- internal organ systems as well as musculo-skeletal structure. Mark Rogers Therapeutic pauses are inserted between sets of these moves, which allow the brain time to process and send messages to realign the body. It is thought that because the whole brain is stimulated, the original, genetic pattern is re-awakened, and the more recent injury and compensation patterns are released. Also because it addresses the body as a whole, Bowen Therapy treats beyond the presented symptom and makes physical, chemical, emotional and mental adjustments within each system. Through this precise resetting of the autonomic nervous system, the individual's body is freed to find its own natural balance. Advance Bodywork owner, Mark Rogers is one of only seven accredited Bowenwork practitioners in Metro-Detroit. He explains his experience, “I was amazed how a technique, so seemingly simple, could be so powerful and evoke such change in my body. After about four sessions, I realized it was my mission in life to learn this awesome technique and share it with others. I have devoted the last four years to studying everything I can about this therapy and now I am ready to make Bowenwork a household name.” To learn more, visit or call 248-761-4135. See ad page 17.

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t the recent Unity Worldwide Ministries Annual Convention, held in Overland Park Kansas, Peace Unity Church and Holistic Center of Clarkston became one of the first Unity Churches in the nation to receive its certification as an Earth Care Congregation. The Unity EarthCare Team, a ministry team of the Unity Worldwide Ministries, has designed the Unity EarthCare Program to assist congregations in integrating an earthoriented spirituality into their ministry. As a member of Michigan Interfaith Power and Light, Peace Unity completed a program of education, evaluation and action to receive this honor. An energy and environmental audit was conducted through the Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center as a part of the program. Peace Unity then implemented the recommendations of this energy audit, established a recycling program minimizing the waste of water, paper, heating and cooling, accepted new stewardship of a local natural resource, and promoted the awareness of the interdependence of Creation. Rev. Matthew E. Long is the Founding Minister of Peace Unity Church and Holistic Center of Clarkston located at 8080 Ortonville Road. Visit for more information or call 248-625-5192 or email See ad page 44.

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Dr. Birkmeier-Fredal joins the Craniosacral Institute of Michigan


r. Teresa Birkmeier-Fredal is excited to announce that she has joined the Craniosacral Institute of Michigan at their brand new facility in Rochester Hills, and is now able to take new patients. The combination of Dr. Birkmeier-Fredal's comprehensive Restorative Medicine approach and the Craniosacral Institute's innovative physical medicine therapies will allow patients to achieve sustainable positive outcomes in a shorter period of time. Dr. Birkmeier-Fredal opened her Restorative Medicine Practice in January of 2010. Prior to that she had practiced Integrative Family Medicine for over 10 years. Her focus is on fully investigating the abnormal physiology that is at the root cause of her patient's symptoms. Patient's with ASD, chronic pain and fatigue, GI disorders, hormone imbalances and any medically unexplained symptoms benefit from her approach. She has received the bulk of her Restorative Medicine training through the Institute of Functional Medicine. The Craniosacral Institute of Michigan, under the direction of Vanessa Cayle PT, has been recognized as a leader in innovative Physical Therapy and cutting edge bodywork therapies for over 7 years. Available services include physical therapy programs, craniosacral therapy, massage, frequency specific microcurrent therapy, far infrared sauna and lymphatic drainage. The Craniosacral Institute is also accepting new patients. The Craniosacral Institute of Michigan is located at 245 Barclay Circle, Ste 400 in Rochester Hills. Visit or call 586-991-0801. For more information about Dr. Birkmeier-Fredal, visit or call 586-698-7808. See ad page 53.

Van Every Family Chiropractic Celebrates 13th Annual Fall Festival and Key To Good Health Promotion


an Every Family Chiropractic Center is celebrating their 13th annual "Key" to Good Health promotion and 2011 Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22nd, from 9am to noon with free games, prizes and food, and free pumpkins for the first 100 patients. From now until Friday October 21st, all new patients and patients that refer friends and family will receive a "key" which will open a prize filled Treasure Chest at the festival. Every key is a winner! Prizes include Biofreeze, t-shirts, gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, massages and a very special grand prize. Also, each time a patient comes in for an adjustment, they are entered in a weekly "key" drawing. Dr. Anna Saylor-Wither and Dr. Laura Vanloon Fall Festival began as a patient appreciation event and has grown into a fun-filled community event for everyone. “Our mission is to work as a dedicated team supporting and educating our community,” explains team member Denelle Yeager. “We encourage better health through Chiropractic with integrity and compassion in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Our events provide a great opportunity for us to open our doors to the community and allow kids to experience how fun our office is.” Last year Dr. Anna Saylor-Wither was awarded Citizen of the Year by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce. Van Every Family Chiropractic Center is located at 4203 Rochester Rd in Royal Oak. Call 248-616-0900, email, or visit for more information. See ad page 28.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House for New Mental Fitness Center Office in Rochester


he Mental Fitness Center is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house in honor of the grand opening of their new office on Friday, October 21 from 4 to 8 p m . Th e open house is free and w i l l h ave refreshments, activities for kids, handouts, coupons and prizes. The new office is located at 850 W. University, Ste C in Rochester. The Mental Fitness Center offers a natural whole person approach to mental well-being for individuals, families, couples and individuals with special needs. Through cognitive and behavioral treatment methods, and by identifying physical, dietary and environmental influences, The Mental Fitness Center supports achieving mental fitness. Specialties include helping people define, plan and attain personal goals to reach deeper levels of daily fulfillment, remove mental blocks and learn strategies to maximize success with nutrition and fitness goals, improve satisfaction with relationships, find purpose and meaning in life, manage ADHD, developmental disabilities (i.e. Autism, Cognitive Impairment) and learning disabilities, learn anger/ stress management and relaxation training and much more. For more information, contact Joelle Kekhoua or Linda Bull at 248-601-3111 or visit See ad page 42. It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. ~Ansel Adams

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TREATS a hands-on raw food class for kids

Let them make their own ghoulish goodies! Saturday, October 29th 11 a.m.-noon Whole Foods Market Rochester Hills ONLY $5

Asian Soups & Salads Sunday, October 16th 1–4 p.m. Cacao Tree Café, Royal Oak

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Sunday, November 6th 1–4 p.m. Cacao Tree Café, Royal Oak

Vegetarian Cooking Classes

Now offered by Troy Continuing Education Wednesday Series 7-9 p.m. Appetizers – October 19 Salads & Side Dishes – October 26 Entrées – November 2 Desserts – November 9 Larson Middle School 2222 East Long Lake, Troy

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newsbriefs Taking the Raw Food Challenge for Reversing Diabetes Naturally


hree Detroit-area raw-food businesses have teamed up to host a screening of an independent film that follows the remarkable journeys of six diabetics (Type 1 and 2) for 30 days as they take the “Raw Challenge” to reverse their disease naturally without prescription drugs by eating only organic, vegan, uncooked, raw foods. Their physiological and emotional transformations are featured in the documentary entitled Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days ( The film will be playing at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak, on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m. Whole Foods Market is sponsoring this event and each attendee will receive a free tote bag filled with bottled water and product samples. Following the movie, there will be a 15-minute Q&A session about the specifics of the raw vegan diet presented with local raw expert Andrea McNinch of Regeneration RAW. "Type 2 diabetes affects 246 million people worldwide. The results of the participants in this documentary offer evidence of that,” states Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D., author of There is a Cure for Diabetes. Dr. Cousens has been a holistic medical doctor for 35 years and is a published authority on alternative healing and raw living food nutritional therapies. The film also features leading wellness experts, physicians, authors and advocates who all discuss the curative power and benefits of raw foods. For more information, contact Deb Klungle of Nourished Body at 248-497-4189, email her at or visit her web site at Tickets are only $5 and may be purchased at Royal Oak’s raw food restaurant Cacao Tree Café located at 204 West 4th Street. Tickets can also be purchased directly from the Main Art Theatre at 118 North Main Street or online at See ad to the left.

Natural Building and Sustainable Living Internships offered at The Stawbale Studio


he Strawbale Studio in Oxford is offering a new internship program to train students in natural building and sustainable living skills. One or two month sessions are available and provide an intensive, hands-on learning experience, as well as the opportunity to be a part of a living, building community that focuses on having a direct connection with the earth. Participation in workshops, as well as a long term natural building project, includes learning specific skills such as thatching, stonework, strawbale wall systems, earth oven and earth plastering, and other sustainable components such as solar cooking, worm composting and classes in permaculture. “There is an artistic thrill and wild freedom in shaping, smoothing, and building a rounded corner wall by pulling out handfulls of straw or pounding it with my fist,” explains project coordinator, Deanne Bednar, “There is visceral pleasure when the bare soles of my feet sink into the sand-mud mixture. Something wakes up!” The cost is $500/month and includes room and board, all workshops and training at the Strawbale Studio land with Deanne Bednar and invited guest teachers. First session is Sept 11 – Nov 11. Other internship sessions are January 5 - Feb 5, 2012 and Spring / Summer / Fall 2012. For more information, visit strawbale.pbworks. com/Calendar or call Deanne Bednar 248-628-1887

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communityspotlight Whether chronic health problems or prevention of a disease, Dr. Budaj safely discovers the solutions. Why is proper spinal care is vital to our health? According to Dr. David Budaj, of Dr. Budaj's Chiropractic and Nutrition in West Bloomfield, spinal nerves deliver information to all the muscles, ligaments and joints in the body. They also supply all the internal organs and are essential for the adequate communication between the brain and all the systems in our body. Any nerve interference can cause a serious malfunction in the body’s performance or organ dysfunction. Even each individual cell in the body is regulated by the brain through the nerve communication. "We use multiple, gentle noninvasive techniques for more effective treatment outcomes," says Dr. Budaj, who graduated from Medical School

Komensky University in Bratislava, Slovakia and Southern California University-LA College of Chiropractic and has been in practice since 1983. "Due to each patient’s health issue being an individual problem, we treat it with a proper technique or a unique approach, not a cookie cutter approach." "Our state-of-the-art diagnostic computerized equipment, together with x-rays, finds the source of the abnormal activity in the spine," he says. "In addition, we provide a Heart Rate Variability test to determine the health status of patients." "Most of the conditions seen in our clinic," adds Dr. Budaj," are ADD&ADHD, allergy, arthritis, asthma, autism, bed-wetting, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, digestive problems, Fibro-

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Household Chemicals May Pose Risk for Breast Cancer


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Science of a Daily Apple


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Antibiotics not an Answer for Asthmatic Kids


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

PFCs Linked to Early Menopause

A Secret to Longevity


review of more than 160 studies has established compelling evidence that happy people tend to live longer and experience better health than their unhappy peers. One study that followed nearly 5,000 university students for more than 40 years found those that were the most pessimistic as students tended to die first. An even longer-term study that tracked 180 Catholic nuns from early adulthood to old age revealed that those that wrote positive autobiographies in their early 20s tended to outlive the nuns that wrote more negative accounts of their young lives. Source: Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being.


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

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

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Fish Consume Plastic from Human Trash

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Science Project Saves a Gusher Out of the mouths of babes sometimes comes great wisdom. Seven-year-old Mason Perez won a school science fair in Reno, Nevada, for his project addressing water usage efficiency. Now, two years later, the principles he outlined have been used to save his city tens of thousands of gallons of water. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the boy’s inspiration came from an experience in a baseball field restroom, where he found the pressure of the sink’s faucet excessive. He turned it down and it still worked fine. For the project, Perez used a bucket and a stopwatch to measure water flow at several residences. By reducing the pressure while maintaining usability, he recorded savings of up to 24 percent. He repeated his experiments at several local businesses with the same positive results. Because the default position for valves in new construction is often 100 percent open, it is a simple procedure to adjust them to achieve a more efficient rate. Perez convinced the ballpark’s manager to try it, resulting in a 20 percent water savings for the municipal facility. The local utility, Truckee Meadows Water Authority, is now assessing whether the idea can be implemented in other parks, public schools, casinos and private homes. Source:

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WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE… But Will There Be Enough? by Sandra Postel

For at least three decades, Americans have talked about our uncertain energy future, but we’ve mostly ignored another worrisome crisis—water.


heap and seemingly abundant, water is so common that it’s hard to believe we could ever run out of it. Ever since the Apollo 8 astronauts photographed Earth from space in 1968, we’ve had the image of our home as a strikingly blue planet, a place of great water wealth. But of all the water on Earth, only about 2.5 percent is fresh—and two-thirds of that is locked up in glaciers and ice caps. Less than one hundredth of 1 percent of Earth’s water is fresh and available. Across the United States and around the world, we’re already reaching or overshooting the limits of Earth’s natural replenishment of fresh water through the hydrologic cycle. The Colorado and Rio Grande rivers are now so over-tapped that they discharge little or no water into the sea for months at a time. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the massive Ogallala Aquifer, which spans parts of eight states, from southern South Dakota to northwest Texas, and provides 30 percent of the groundwater used for irrigation in the country, is steadily being depleted. In much of the


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tense rainfall near Atlanta caused massive flooding that claimed eight lives. This year again saw record regional precipitation, this time producing epic flooding in the Mississippi and Missouri river basins. Climate scientists warn of more extreme droughts and floods and changing precipitation patterns that will continue to make weather, storms and natural disasters more severe and less predictable. As a policy forum in the journal Science notes, the historical data and statistical tools used to plan billions of dollars worth of annual global investment in dams, flood control structures, diversion projects and other big pieces of water infrastructure are no longer reliable. Yet today’s decisions about using, allocating and managing water will determine the survival of most of the planet’s species, including our own.

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For most of modern history, water management has focused on bringing water under human control and transferring it to expanding cities, industries and farms via dams, large water-transfer projects and wells that tap underground aquifers. Major water programs have allowed cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas to thrive in the desert, the expansion of world food production, and rising living standards for hundreds of millions. But globally, they have worsened social inequities as tens of millions of poor people are dislocated from their homes to make way for dams and canals, while hundreds of millions in downstream communities lose the currents that sustain their livelihoods. Such approaches also ignore water’s limits and the value of healthy ecosystems. Today, many rivers flow like plumbing works, turned on and off like

water from a faucet. It’s tougher for fish, mussels, river birds and other aquatic life to survive; a 2008 assessment led by the USGS found that 40 percent of all fish species in North America are at risk of extinction. Meanwhile, many leaders and localities are calling for even bigger versions of past water management strategies. By some estimates, the volume of water relocated through river transfer schemes could more than double globally by 2020. But mega-projects are risky in a warming world, where rainfall and river flow patterns are changing in uncertain ways and require costly power for pumping, moving, treating and distributing at each stage. Some planners and policymakers are eyeing desalination as a silver bullet solution to potential water shortages. But they miss—or dismiss—the perverse irony: by burning more fossil fuels and by making local water supplies more and more dependent on increasingly expensive energy, desalination creates more problems than it solves. Producing one cubic meter of drinkable water from salt water requires about two kilowatt-hours of electricity, using present technology.

Water for People and Nature Thus, a vanguard of citizens, communities, farmers and corporations are thinking about water in a new way. They’re asking what we really need the water for, and whether we can meet that need with less. The result of this shift in thinking is a new movement in water management that focuses on ingenuity and ecological intelligence instead of big pumps, pipelines, dams and canals. These solutions tend to work with nature, rather than against it, making effective use of the “ecosystem services” provided by healthy watersheds and wetlands. Through better technologies and informed choices, they seek to raise water productivity and make every drop count. Communities are finding that protecting watersheds is an effective way to make sure water supplies are clean and reliable; plus, they can do the work of a water treatment plant in filtering out pollutants at a lower cost. New York City is investing $1.5 billion to restore and protect the Catskill-Delaware Water-

shed, which supplies 90 percent of its drinking water, in lieu of constructing a $10 billion filtration plant that would cost an additional $300 million a year to operate. Research published in Natural Resources Forum further shows that a number of other U.S. cities—from tiny Auburn, Maine, to Seattle—have saved hundreds of millions of dollars in capital and operating costs of filtration plants by instead opting for watershed protection. Communities facing increased flood threats are achieving cost-effective protection by restoring rivers. After enduring 19 floods between 1961 and 1997, Napa, California, opted for this approach over the conventional route of channeling and building levees. In partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a $366 million project is reconnecting the Napa River with its historic floodplain, moving homes and businesses out of harm’s way, revitalizing wetlands and marshlands and constructing levees and bypass channels in strategic locations. Napa residents will benefit from increased flood protection and reduced flood insurance rates, plus new parks and trails for recreation, higher tourism revenues and improved habitats for fish and wildlife. Communities prone to excessive storm water runoff can turn existing structures into water catchments. Portland, Oregon, is investing in “green roofs” and “green streets” to prevent sewers from overflowing into the Willamette River. Chicago now boasts more than 200 green roofs—including atop City Hall— that collectively cover 2.5 million square feet, more than any other U.S. city. The vegetated roofs are providing space for urban gardens and helping to catch storm

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Ways to Lighten Your Water Footprint Eat less meat. A study published in Agricultural Water Management shows that if all U.S. residents reduced their consumption of animal products by half, the nation’s total dietary water requirement in 2025 would drop by 261 billion cubic meters per year, a savings equal to 14 times the annual flow of the Colorado River. Ditch bottled water. Per the U.S. Government Accountability Office, putting water in plastic bottles and shipping it just 125 miles uses 1,100 times more energy than producing tap water. The Pacific Institute calculates that it takes three liters of water to produce one liter of bottled water. Create eco-friendly landscapes. Statistics published in Environmental Management confirm that turf grass currently covers some 40.5 million acres in the United States—triple the space taken up by any single U.S. irrigated farm crop. Converting thirsty lawns into native, drought-tolerant landscaping significantly drops household water use. Be water-wise at home. Visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s online WaterSense page at to learn simple ways to save water, energy and money. Calculate personal water use at National Geographic’s tinyurl. com/274jo6v or

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Conservation remains the least expensive and most environmentally sound way of balancing water budgets. From Boston to San Antonio to Los Angeles, water consumption has decreased via relatively simple measures like repairing leaks in distribution systems; retrofitting homes and businesses with waterefficient fixtures and appliances; and promoting more sensible and efficient outdoor water use. But the potential for conservation has barely been tapped. It is especially crucial in agriculture, because irrigation accounts for 70 percent of water use worldwide, and even more in the western United States. Getting more crop per drop is central to meeting future food needs sustainably. California farmers are turning to drip irrigation, which delivers water at low volumes directly to the roots of crops. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture figures, between 2003 and 2008, California’s drip and micro-sprinkler area expanded by 630,000 acres, to a total of 2.3 million

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The goals of green kids clubs range from benchmarking environmental progress to fundraising for local eco-causes. The kids not only have fun, they feel empowered to make a difference in a scarred and scary world.


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properly sort milk cartons from compostable items. “They particularly like painting monsters on recycling bins,” says French. At St. Philip the Apostle School, in Addison, Illinois, three middle school students founded Recycle Because You Care to encourage recycling by the larger community. The teens distribute recycling bins and show residents how to properly use them. A few years ago, students at Westerly Middle School, in Rhode Island, decided to do something about global warm-

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reen clubs attract youth of many ages. In Needham, Massachusetts, elementary school students formed a Safe Routes to School Green Kids Newman Club and promoted the concept of the Walking School Bus to help classmates walk safely to school as a group. “We started this group because we wanted more kids to walk,” Maya, a fourth-grader, explained to local journalists. They even made and posted appealing safety signs throughout the community. Stephen, another fourth-grader, said: “I feel like it’s doing something for the world. It’s teaching people to be safe, try and walk and try to save the Earth.” Students from New York City Public School 334, the Anderson School, organized a Power Patrol this year. “The kids would go around the school unplugging unused appliances, turning off lights and taking meter readings, so they could see how much they could bring down electricity use,” says Pamela French, a mother and school volunteer who is working on a documentary film about how the Big Apple’s schools can go greener. The students also participated in the citywide student-driven energy competition, the Green Cup Challenge, sponsored by The Green Schools Alliance. Another school initiative, Trash Troopers, had students monitoring their cafeteria’s recycling bins, ensuring that diners

National green Kids Club resources America’s Great Outdoors: Provides news of federal conservation and recreation initiatives and how local communities become involved. EPA Environmental Kids Club: Explores environmental information, games and activities. National Audubon Society: Sponsors Junior Audubon Clubs. National Geographic Kids: kids. Offers wildlife-related news, videos and games.

ing, so they formed a junior club of Westerly Innovations Network, a local student-led community service team. Under the banner, Project TGIF – Turn Grease Into Fuel, they placed a grease receptacle at the town transfer station, convinced 64 restaurants to donate used fryer oil, and enlisted an oil recycling facility to process it. With money earned from the activity, they purchased biofuel for area charities. They also held events to educate the public on the concept. By 2009, the award-winning program had recycled 36,000 gallons of waste oil, eliminating 600,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. MTV featured the project in its Switch Campaign.

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Many schools already have green kids clubs, which can be easy to start. Interested students begin by contacting their principal or designated sustainability officer, an increasingly common staff position. Some libraries, museums and nature centers also host such clubs. They often have a specific core focus, such as cave or stream ecology. Local Audubon Society chapters, for example, may offer a Junior Audubon Club to introduce youngsters to bird watching. As National Audubon Society spokesperson Delta Willis notes, “It is vital to create new conservation stewards.” When famous alum Sigourney Weaver was recently honored with the organization’s Rachel Carson Award, the actress cited her own participation in the Junior Audubon Club as inspiration for her lifelong support of conservation. “She continues to go bird watching,” Willis adds. Green kids clubs may be bolstered by parent involvement. French serves on the Green Team at her children’s school, where she and other parents meet with administrators and students to help them accomplish their sustainable goals. “There is too much going on in a school day to ask for teachers to do more, so this is an area where parents can help,” she comments.

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Thinking globally, high school students in Pleasant Hill, California, formed Project Jatropha three years ago to encourage struggling farmers in India to plant jatropha crops that can be turned into biofuel far more efficiently than corn. The teens have earned honors from both the Earth Island Institute’s Brower Youth Awards and the Environmental Protection Agency’s President’s Environmental Youth Awards. Green kids clubs provide educational and entertaining activities that help young people get involved, and can even lead to a career or lifelong hobby. If there isn’t one locally, why not start one up? Brian Clark Howard is a New York City-based multimedia journalist and the co-author of Green Lighting and Geothermal HVAC: Build Your Own Wind Power System. Connect at

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tea, coffee and beer—count toward the daily water intake, she says. So, how much should you be drinking? Researchers at the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, after reviewing more than 400 studies, including Valtin’s, set the general daily intake for women and men at about 91 and 125 ounces, respectively. The average American receives 20 percent of this daily water intake from food. The remaining 80 percent comes from all beverages—not just water.

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

TRUTH: The familiar eight-by-eight rule is likely based on misinterpretation, rather than scientific certainty, says Dr. Heinz Valtin, a kidney specialist, textbook author and retired professor at Dartmouth Medical School, in Hanover, New Hampshire. Valtin traces the prescription to a 1945 recommendation by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council to take in, “1 milliliter for each calorie of food.” In a study published in the American Journal of Physiology in 2002,

Valtin explains that most of that allotment already comes from the foods we eat. He not only discredits the need for most people to consume this “mythical” amount of water every day, but writes that the recommendation is potentially harmful, by making people feel guilty for not drinking enough. “The consumer ended up thinking only plain water counts,” says Ann Grandjean, Ph.D., a hydration researcher and medical nutritionist with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha. But almost all liquids—including

TRUTH: Grandjean first became interested in the reputed link between dehydration and caffeine while working as a consultant to the United States Olympic Committee. “I worked with elite athletes, and I noticed they drank a lot of caffeinated beverages without showing any sign of dehydration,” she says. In 2000, she published a study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition showing that the body doesn’t discriminate between regular and decaf beverages when it comes to hydration. MYTH: If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. TRUTH: While thirst is an accurate barometer of when to imbibe, the notion that thirst signals a dehydrated body is not true, says Valtin. Thirst is triggered when the blood’s concentration of solid particles rises by 2 percent. Dehydration occurs when the blood concentration rises by 5 percent. So, thirst sets in before dehydration and people who shrug off their thirst can find themselves

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

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mall lies are a big part of our lives. We tell them for convenience and comfort, to smooth things over for others as much as for ourselves. “It’s all right with me,” we say, when it’s not. “I’ll call you,” we insist, when we won’t. Perhaps in the most pervasive prevarication of all, we say we’re “fine,” when we aren’t. “The most common lies are told to avoid conflict,” says psychotherapist and relationship coach Susan Campbell, Ph.D., author of such titles as Getting Real, Saying What’s Real and Truth in Dating. “People want harmony, but this compulsive quest gets in the way of true harmony.” To admit the truth to oneself and then speak it can be difficult, even though the rewards far outweigh the risks. “The most important thing you can do for your personal growth is to be honest with yourself,” advises life coach and workshop leader Harriette Cole, author of Choosing Truth. Honesty, she explains, begins with the self and ema32

nates outward. Once we face our own true feelings and beliefs, we can start to act on them, bringing our behavior, relationships and professional lives into alignment. She’s found that, “Truth is essential for healthy living.”

Truth and Consequences Living truthfully is an avenue to selfhealing, counsels Campbell. It’s a crucial tool to help people face old fears of rejection or abandonment and wounds they may have acquired in childhood. “Being honest helps you stop avoiding emotional pain, so you’re more able to be with what is,” she says. “Getting real is an inner practice for bringing you into the moment.” The result can be a clearing away of psychological clutter, greater freedom from fears and more clarity that leads to a stronger sense of well-being. James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of Texas, in Austin, and author of Writing to Heal, is renowned for his on

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

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

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


ecently, a woman came to my practice for her 6 month dental hygiene visit. She comes in like clockwork every 6 months to make sure her oral health is in tip top shape. As I performed her dental exam and oral cancer screening, we discussed the fact that she had not needed any dental work in quite a long time and that she was in great oral health. She was beaming with pride because this was not always the case for her. When she first came to our practice as a new patient 2 years ago, it was the first time she had visited a dentist in 20 years! Not surprisingly, she needed some work to get her oral health in shape. I have many stories just like this one and it always gets me thinking about why don’t people go to the dentist regularly or at all?

Various surveys estimate that 30-50% of Americans do not regularly go to the dentist. While many of them cite cost as the reason, one-third of Americans who have dental insurance still don't go -- sometimes for years. The sad fact is that, in the vast majority of dental emergency cases, they could have been prevented if the patient had kept up with regular 6 month visits. If you only go in the case of an emergency, there is already something very wrong with your teeth. Addressing that advanced problem is often painful and usually significantly more expensive than keeping up with regular hygiene visits which allow problems to be diagnosed and addressed early. Keep in mind, the money you invest in regular hygiene visits and a filling could save you thousands of dollars in the future by preventing a root canal and crown. Other common reasons patients have shared with us for not going are fear or embarrassment. There are many people who are simply scared to go to the dentist. Some are afraid that it will be painful or uncomfortable, while others are afraid the dentist will have bad news for them regarding the con-

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

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

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


Loving a Sustainable Life Heartfelt Perspective from Actress and Activist Daryl Hannah

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

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

a greenhouse, where spring water flows through and provides humidity in the dry, high-altitude air. We used stones gathered from the site for the fireplaces, bathroom and stairs. I’ve also used a number of moss-covered stones in a “living” couch. I grow food in a garden that is wildly productive when cared for.

her ethical-lifestyle website and serves as a positive role model for living a simple, natural and healthy life.

How did you go about designing and building an ecologically sustainable home? My home is a small, recycled barn that was about to be torn down to build a new post office. I salvaged the old barn and carefully had it relocated and bermed into the side of a hill, which faces southwest for optimal passive solar exposure. The sun passes high in the summer for shade and low across the sky in winter to warm the house. The south wall of the house is like

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

What have been the most rewarding, as well as the most challenging, aspects of achieving your current Earth-friendly lifestyle? More and more these days, I admire and crave simplification. While filming the video blog for my website,, I have found it incredibly interesting to learn how many gifts traditional knowledge holds and to discover amazing new innovations. The more I learn, the more I try to adapt to and adopt a simpler lifestyle.

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Keeping Your Pets Healthy in a

Toxic World by Dr. John M. Simon


s our pets grow old we often mistake many of the degenerative changes that occur as part of the aging process. Unfortunately many old age ailments are not the inevitable result of old age, but are all too often the result of our pets living in a toxic world. We and our pets are bombarded by toxins coming at us in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. It is impossible for us to completely avoid being damaged by them. These toxins result in inflammation throughout the pet’s body, especially the joints, kidneys and the intestinal tract. At first this inflammation is beneficial because it helps remove the toxin, but if the toxins persist the inflammation becomes chronic and begins to damage healthy tissue. At this point the pet begins to display symptoms such as lameness, scratching and diarrhea. Which symptoms appear depends on where toxins are deposited. In the broadest sense bacteria, parasites, fungus, allergens and even psychological stress can be considered to be a toxin. Conventionally, inflammatory disease is most often treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, steroids, antihistamines, analgesics and antibiotics. It is important to understand that these drugs treat only the symptoms and do not address the cause of the inflammation but simply put a bandage on the problem . To make matters worse these conventional solutions, when used long term, will produce their own unique problems. For example, when non-steroidal anti-inflammatories are used long term they can damage the intestines, liver, kidneys and joint cartilage. Long term steroid therapy can cause your pet’s adrenal gland to shut down, liver damage and generalized tissue breakdown. In addition, chronic use of antibiotics can damage the pet’s normal intestinal bacteria and can produce antibioticresistant strains of pathogenic bacteria. A much better approach to inflammation is to look for

ways to minimize the toxins entering your pet’s body or support his or her natural detoxification process. Improving the health of your pet’s intestine by providing food that supports a healthy intestinal lining will help to minimize food toxins entering the blood stream and exhausting the liver. Feed a natural, meat based, low grain diet that has lots of veggies that provides a ton of antioxidants. This type of low grain diet will minimize the likelihood of a “leaky gut” forming, allowing toxins to leak into the blood stream. By replacing grain with highly colorful veggies you will be adding lots of antioxidants to your pet’s diet. These antioxidants will neutralize toxic free radicals. By buying your pet food that is natural you will avoid many toxins that are in the form chemical preservatives, texturizers and artificial coloring and flavoring agents. Special foods and nutraceuticals that support intestinal health and liver detoxification are additional steps we can take to reduce our pet’s toxic state. Reducing environmental toxins by using non-toxic home cleaning supplies, not smoking in the house, limiting out gassing from new rugs and computer printers, using non toxic lawn products, checking the basement for radon gas and eliminating spill of toxic liquid chemicals such antifreeze on the garage floor. The more we eliminate toxins in our pet’s food, air and water the less inflammation will develop and the less we will need to add other nutrients and nutraceuticals to help reduce the inflammation and symptoms. If the time comes where these are inadequate to alleviate inflammatory symptoms then nutraceuticals like digestive

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enzymes, fish oil supplements, and a mega vitamin and mineral supplement can be used. Special anti inflammatory herbs like rosemary, hops, celery seed and bosewellia are additional tools available to minimize inflammation. Finally, when the situation dictates, acupuncture, chiropractic, soft laser therapy and infrasonic therapy can be incorporated into the overall therapy. Dr. Simon is the owner of the Woodside Animal Clinic in Royal Oak MI. where for over 30 years he has been healing dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and rodents with both both alternative and traditional medicine. He is the author of 4 pet care booklets, a past president of the Oakland CountyVeternary Associatin and the first veterinarian in Michigan to perform “In Clinic Pet Adult Stem Cell Therapy." See ad to the left of this page.



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


hat do distinhave in common? To October is guished athwithstand the rigors letes like Jer- National Chiropractic and intensity of each ry Rice, a Hall of Fame of their sports, these Health Month retired wide receiver champions have both and three-time Super used the services of a Bowl champion, and Lance Armstrong, chiropractic doctor skilled in chiropraca former professional road racing cyclist tic sports sciences and rehabilitation. and seven-time Tour de France winner, As more athletes discover that



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chiropractic care goes beyond rehabilitation benefits to further enhance performance, they are coming to rely on it as a tool to support the healthy structure and functioning of their skeletal and muscular system. A 2002 study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics noted that 31 percent of National Football League teams include chiropractors on their staff. Doctor of Chiropractic Jeff Ludwick assists players of the Harrisburg Stampede, a semi-professional Pennsylvania football team. “Improper spinal alignment creates muscular imbalances and nerve interferences,” advises Ludwick, owner of Camp Hill Family Chiropractic, in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. “With properly aligned skeletal and nervous systems, an athlete’s body doesn’t have to work as hard,” which is why team members receive spinal adjustments before hitting the field for this high-impact sport. Ludwick notes that football is known for stressing hip joints, because when a player’s hip turns out even a few degrees, especially from sudden changes in direction, falling or violent contact with another player, tendons and muscles become tighter on one side than the other. “Chiropractic adjustments anticipate and prevent this, so that the body doesn’t have to waste energy compensating for imbalances,” he explains. Traditionally, chiropractic care is known for focusing on postural adjustments to minimize abnormal stresses and strains that affect the function of the nervous system and act on joints and spinal tissues. But active exercises and stretches, extension traction and ergonomic education are frequently added as preventive protocols to help athletes avert injury.

Cause and Effects The spinal cord operates like a switchboard for the body, transferring electrical impulses via a network of nerves. It works properly as long as there is no interference between the brain and tissue cells. But when nerve endings swell due to misaligned vertebrae, injury is more likely. Research reported in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine and The Physi-

cian and Sportsmedicine indicates that chiropractic sports science helps find and correct the underlying causes, and thus helps prevent and heal injuries. During one research project, Chung Ha Suh, Ph.D., and his team at the University of Colorado demonstrated that even, “minuscule amounts of pressure on a nerve root (equal to a feather falling on the hand), resulted in up to a 50 percent decrease in electrical transmission down the course of the nerve supplied by that root.” The

resulting biomechanical misalignment causes a domino effect: It exerts abnormal pressure on the nerve root, causes interference in the brain’s impulses to tissue cells, and alters the performance of any muscles and organs that the nerve serves. Chiropractic Physician Jay Sweeney, owner of San Antonio Family Alternative Medicine, in Texas, uses functional neurology to “send a barrage of neurologically correct signals through the nervous system straight

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into the brain” in order to promote the balance, stability and coordination that enhance athletic performance and help prevent injuries. Dr. Nicole Galiette, owner of Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center, in Cheshire, Connecticut, believes that her expertise as a marathon runner helps to guard athlete clients from fatigue and stress that affect joints as a result of repetitive motions. “In any sport, there is a tendency to use one side, one joint or one movement more than others,”

advises Galiette. For example, cyclists and runners’ repetitive stress injuries most often occur in the knees and back, while swimmers and baseball pitchers experience them in the shoulders. When Galiette treats cyclists that overwork their leg muscles and lean forward in an awkward spinal position for extended periods, she emphasizes strengthening exercises. “Injuries that heal properly are less susceptible to future flare-ups,” she notes.

Local Viewpoints Our FitBody feature this month emphasis the importance of Chiropractic Medicine and the benefits it offers for athletes of all sport disciplines to avoid injury and enhance performance. Many Chiropractors in East Michigan provide customized sports-related healthcare. We asked our advertisers to weigh-in on the subject. Here is how several of them responded:

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“Stability of a joint is incredibly important to minimize injury,” states Dr. Mark Morningstar, of the Natural Pain Relief and Wellness Centers. “Also, the higher you go in the levels of your particular sport it’s important to target specific motion patterns in order to enhance performance. When milliseconds matter, you want to do anything you can to gain that edge, and stabilizing the joints can certainly help.” Dr. Morningstar recommends using Kinesiotape which is a stretchy tape applied to the skin that causes muscles to relax as well as helps to stabilize joints. He also emphasizes the importance of improving balance to minimize any chance of strain, and his practice provides balance training using wobble boards to achieve these goals. For more information on Dr. Morningstar, see his ad on page 50.

Dr. Jason Stanczak, of Complete Wellness and Injury Solutions, says, “The greatest benefit I have seen in my practice is the accelerated recovery time when the athlete has sustained an injury (non-fracture injury). The athlete's recovery time has been cut in half in many cases, and this is because treatment for these injuries are "out of the box" from traditional therapy. Athletes can benefit from a preventative standpoint because the brain controls ALL function in the body, and gets there by way of the spinal cord. Any resistance in this pathway can cause muscle strength imbalance, balance issues, pain, etc.; each one of these alone can greatly alter an athlete's performance, growth, and development."

Dr. Laura Vanloon, of Van Every Chiropractic, states, “It is pivotal to keep your nervous system in shape if you are an athlete of any type! The technique we use is called KST or Koren Specific Technique, and we are able to customize your care to the type of sport you 40

"Treatment customized to a specific sport," says Dr. Stanczak, "is vitally important because a gymnast will not have the same treatment regimen as a football player. Each treatment needs to be tailored to the individual athlete, then concentrate on the specific weaknesses typically prone to that sport. What I mean by this is a gymnast's

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“Anyone that pushes their body hard needs to be in proper alignment, to keep the muscular system balanced,” Galiette asserts. “Strengthening the muscles around body mechanisms that are most frequently used means that the integrity of the surrounding structures won’t be compromised and cause other problems.” Linda Sechrist is a senior writer and editor for Natural Awakenings.

treatment may focus more on cerebellar function (in the brain), which controls balance and coordination. On the other hand, a football player may need to focus on neuromuscular facilitation relating to muscle recruitment and agility. If treatment is proper to the athlete, their performance can be greatly enhanced and give them the edge over the competition.” For more information on Dr. Stanczak, see his ad on page 29. Dr. David Budaj, of Dr. David Budaj, PC, advises, “Keeping athletes in good spinal alignment together with muscle balance will help to maximize their performance. An athlete who is free from nerve interference will experience better coordination and will execute fine movements with improved accuracy and precision. Research indicates that chiropractic care can improve athletic performance by 17% over a two week period." "Each athletic activity," he adds, "can cause more stress to certain parts of the body including the joints and the muscles; these are therefore more prone to injury. In our clinic, we do detail evaluations which also involve computerized diagnostic testing. These evaluations analyze whole body mechanics, joint function, muscle patterns, and spinal dysfunction. It is very essential to identify static and/or dynamic functions in order to fully restore musculo-skeletal function which includes complete body rehabilitation and neuro-muscular re-education.” For more information on Dr. Budaj, see his ad on page 19.

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Friday, September 30 Local Vendor Weekend - Thru Sun 10/2. Come taste the fresh flavor of local as we play host to some of our favorite local vendors. FREE. Whole Foods Rochester Hills.

Saturday, October 1 Making Peace With Food - 10am-12pm. Break free from compulsive eating, "non-diet" approach including mindfulness/ energy work.Abbe Grossman, MA Eating Disorder Coach, 20 years expertise. FREE. Making Peace With Food, 28592 Orchard Lake Road, Ste 301, Farmington Hills. Abbe J. Grossman 248-470-5738. See ad page 14. Meditation & Reiki Sharing - 3-5pm. Learn how Reiki healing works and how you can apply it to your daily life. The wisdom to heal yourself is within you. Learn, experience & explore. $25. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave, Chesterfield. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 55.

Sunday, October 2 Free movie: Mystic Wisdom - 1:30-3:30pm. FREE. Life Enrichment Center, 2512 S. Dye Rd, Flint. Information: Yvonne Sova 810-820-8949. Oktoberfest in Store - 1-4pm. Bavarian style brats made fresh right in our store with all of the fabulous trimmings with some recipes to boot. Bring your appetite and don’t forget to pick up some LOCAL beer to complete your celebration. FREE. Whole Foods Troy.

Monday, October 3 Strawbale Studio Openhouse - 6-9pm. Tour, meal & Strawbale video. See enchanting natural buildings, earth oven, permaculture & learn about October sustainable living workshops. Scholarships $25. Strawbale Studio, Oxford. Info: Deanne Bednar 248-628-1887. Asthma, COPD, breathing problems? Come and learn the new ways how to improve the lung function naturally and possibly eliminate using the

steroid inhalers. A Free workshop presented by Dr. David Budaj, West Bloomfield. Seating limited, call 248-626 0001. See ad page 19.

Tuesday, October 4 Vegetarian 101 Class & Cooking Demo - 7pm. Learn from VegMichigan representatives while enjoying tasty free samples. FREE. Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills. Call 248-371-1400 or visit the Customer Service desk to register.

Wednesday, October 5 Native Plants and Native Gardens Presentation - 7:30pm. With Michael Saint, owner of Good Earth Landscape Institute, LLC. St. Daniel Catholic Church Cushing Center in Clarkston. FREE, but donations appreciated. RSVP to Jim Brueck 248-625-7597.

Thursday, October 6 No Child Left Inside - 7-8:30pm. Local Sierra Club presents monthly speaker series with Cory Johnston discussing the effects of Nature Deficit Disorder on our children & our environment. FREE. Kelly Services Headquarters, 999 West Big Beaver Road, Troy. Pam Sanders, Program Coordinator 586-215-1910.

Saturday, October 8 Juicing with Anca - 11am-noon. Learn about juicing's powerful benefits & sample fresh delicious juices. Anca will also share her incredible store about healing herself from cancer. $5. Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Boulevard, Rochester Hills. Service Desk 248-371-1400. Awakening to Love
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Green Your Home This Fall - 1-4pm. Celebrate Organic Harvest month by sampling organic snacks and learning ways to reduce your carbon footprint; save money, energy and green your home and office. Special guest Gary Kade from Green Energy to offer advice, answer questions on energy efficiency. Learn ways to instantly save money in your home--view a 5 minute presentation, pick up info. FREE. Whole Foods Troy. VegMichigan Dinner Club - 7pm. Explore vegan options at two new quick-serve eateries in Birmingham. VegMichigan's Dinner Club meets the second Saturday of each month. Zumba Mexican Grille; dessert at Sweet Earth. 163 & 141 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. Register by Oct. 7: Karen 877-778-3464. 5th Annual North Oakland/Lapeer Natural Health Expo - 10am-4pm. Exhibits, speakers, demos and displays. All designed to help you live a healthier lifestyle. FREE admission. Lapeer. Exhibiting Info: 248-628-0125. See ad page 56. First Annual Pet Jubilee - 10am-4pm. Groups and businesses exhibiting products and services for a happier and healthier pet. FREE admission. Lapeer. Exhibiting Info: 248-628-0125.

Sunday October 9 RAW Food Fair - 1-4pm. Have you heard of the benefits of eating a RAW diet, are you curious what it’s all about? Join our store for an afternoon of sampling and RAW food fun. Learn how incorporating RAW foods into your diet can help— FOOD is one of our best medicines. FREE. Whole Foods West Bloomfield and Troy stores.

Monday October 10 GMO Project Tasting - 11am-2pm and 4-6pm. Concerned about GMO’s? The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit multi-stakeholder collaboration committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. Stop in to sample and see the products and companies that are Non-GMO project verified. FREE. Whole Foods Troy and West Bloomfield stores. ADD, ADHD. Have you or your child been labelled with ADHD? Dr. Budaj who is also a clinical nutritionist will discuss the causes and natural solutions how to stay drugless. FREE workshop. West Bloomfield. Seating limited, call 248-626-0001. See ad page 19. Empowered Childbirth! - 7pm. Join HypnoBirthing parents Janice & Will RexWeaver of Peaceful Birthing, as they explore how visualization and relaxation will bring the birth you desire. Find out how fear affects labor and intensifies sensations. With fear and stress absent from the birth experience it can become what nature intended for it to be, safe, comfortable and a beautiful bonding experience. FREE. Whole Foods Rochester Hills.

Wednesday, October 12 Raw Fall Favorites - 5-7pm. Enjoy the flavors of fall & join Deb Klungle of Nourished Body for some raw food samples of two seasonal favorites. Stop by for a taste of delicious squash soup & a piece of sweet apple crisp. Recipes provided and no registration necessary. FREE. Whole Foods

tROy. See ad page 12. the Amazing thyroid - 7-8:15pm. Learn how to support this incredible land. Discover its link to heart health, digestive issues, weight gain and more. Dr. Richard Sowerby D.C., Clinical Nutritionist demonstrates how Nutrition Response Testing addresses these issues. Vitamin Shoppe, tROy. FREE. Call 248-879-1900 to register.

thurSdAy, OctOber 13 Reversing diabetes in 30 days - 7-9:30pm. Simply Raw follows 6 diabetics who take the "raw challenge" & have remarkable results. Q&A w/ expert Andrea McNinch (Regeneration RAW) following film. $5. Main Art Theatre, 118 North Main Street, ROyAL OAk. Deb Klungle 248497-4189. See ad page 12.

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SAturdAy, OctOber 15 Michigan Apple Festival - 1-4pm. The Fall season is here and with it comes bountiful apples from our beautiful state of Michigan. Stop by for an array of sweet and savory dishes prepared with the one and only versatile APPLE. FREE. Whole Foods tROy. Sweetest day Partner yoga - 7-8:30pm. Partner yoga is two people joining together to deepen the impact and experience of a yoga practice. Bring your partner, friend or family. All levels. $15. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave, CheSteRFieLd. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 55.

SuNdAy, OctOber 16 yin yoga Workshop & Chocolate - 1:303pm. Yin Yoga is a perfect compliment to the dynamic and muscular styles of yoga, yin targets the connective tissues of the body. All levels & chocolate. $20. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave, CheSteRFieLd. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 55.

MONdAy, OctOber 17 digestion issues? – nothing Working? - 78:15pm. 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. Whole Foods Markets, ROCheSteR hiLLS. FREE. Call 248879-1900 to register. Are you dealing with AutiStiC child? Dr. Budaj will explain the causes of autism and also present the natural solutions by introducing the new methods. Don't miss this workshop presenting Nutritional Response Testing with personally designed clinical nutrition. WeSt BLOOMFieLd. Seating limited, call 248-626 0001. See ad page 19.

tueSdAy, OctOber 18 Feng Shui - 6-8pm. Arrange objects in your home to promote harmony and manifest your intentions. Cost $25. Lapeer Community Education, LAPeeR, 810-667-6546. A taste of isha - 7pm. Healthy dishes will be

created right before your eyes. Sample the dishes and take home recipes to try on your own. Learn to make a yummy vegetarian recipe and taste how good healthy eating can be. FREE. Registration is required online or at the Customer Service Desk, as space is limited. Whole Foods ROCheSteR hiLLS. 248-371-1400.

WedNeSdAy, OctOber 19 Simple Changes for A healthier Lifestyle 7pm. VegMichigan board member Jamie Qualls presents an informative talk and some tasty vegan refreshments. FREE. Farmington Community Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile, FARMINGTON. Details: 248-848-4312. Munay ki - giving of the Rites - 7-9pm. An ancient and legendary group of shamans from the Andes Mountains of Peru, the Laika, have passed on a series of energetic transmissions, or rites, called the Munay Ki, to assist us in the changes we need to make. By receiving the rites for yourself, you are assisting in the shift of the consciousness of all of humanity. FREE. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, ROCheSteR. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064. See ad page 13.

This new documentary claims we can improve chronic illness with simple self-care On Saturday, October 29th, Rebekah’s Health & Nutrition Source will host a viewing of the provocative new documentary Food Matters. The 80 minute movie aims to further jolt the trillion dollar worldwide so-called “sickness industry” by declaring a range of scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally.

thurSdAy, OctOber 20 yin yoga & Meditation Workshop - 7:30-8:45pm. Deep meditation practices will relieve stiff knees and an aching back by allowing you to sit more comfortably while stretching the connective tissue. This is done by tapping into the energy systems of the body through pathways called meridians. A harmonized flow of hidden energy will offer an unmoving sense of stability and clarity. Yoga mats recommended. $12. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, ROCheSteR. Kim Leshley 248-8955064. See ad page 13. nature's Apothecary 101 - 7pm. Learn your way around our Whole Body Department by attending these classes that will teach you how to heal and nourish your body. Subjects will include essential oils, homeopathy, essential fatty acids, and folk medicine, taught by our team members, Wendy and Brenda. FREE. Register online or at our Customer Service Desk. Whole Foods ROCheSteR hiLLS. 248-371-1400.

FrIdAy, OctOber 21 Pyramid Of Fire Ceremony - 7-9:30pm. A ritual that deals with the self-sacrifice of the Ego, resulting in lasting calmness and balance for the participant. RSVP for location. 248-802-4607 $25. Abstract Visions, 3676 Clarkston Rd., ORiOn. Bruce 248-802-4607.

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

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markyourcalendar SAturdAy, OctOber 22 gilda’s Family Walk & health Fair - 8amnoon. Walk with friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to honor those impacted by cancer and support our great community program of emotional and social support. New walk route, health vendors, live entertainment, kids' activities and Lawrence Tech concept vehicles. $25 Adults, $10 children 6-17 years, children 5 and under FREE. Lawrence Tech University, SOuthFieLd. To learn more visit their website: Market in Troy as we support the Junior League of Birmingham at The Community House in Birmingham. Look for the Whole Foods Market Tent on site and stop by for some SUPERNATURAL treats and refreshments for all of the goblins and ghouls. FREE. For more information please contact the BiRMinghAM Bloomfield Chamber 248644-1700.

MONdAy, OctOber 24 Balancing female hormones naturally. This FREE workshop will provide satisfactory information on how to reverse hormonal issues naturally. Dr. Budaj will introduce proper nutritional protocols which he has been using with great results. WeSt BLOOMFieLd. Seating limited, please call 248626-0001. See ad page 19. Autism hope Alliance AhA heroes™- 6:30– 7:30pm. Topic: Cutting Edge Therapies for Sensory Integration. Join one of the AHA Heroes™ Heidi Scheer, National Speaker and Autism Advocate, for her 3rd installment in a series of free lectures for those in the autism community. Learn about sensory integration issues and autism and hear about exciting new therapies that are now available. FREE. RSVP by calling the Whole Foods Market, tROy 248-649-9600.

tueSdAy, OctOber 25 Composting - 6:30-8:30pm. Start your own compost pile. We will cover what types of material to put in your compost, using it in the vegetable garden and touch on growing organically. Cost $25. Lapeer Community Education, LAPeeR, 810-667-6546.

Better health now and For a Lifetime Class 6:30 -8pm. FirstLine Therapy Coordinator, Ann Heusted, RN, will conduct a seminar introducing attendees to the lifestyle modification program, FirstLine Therapy. This customized program includes personal consultation, individualized nutrition plan, testing for progress and group classes. FREE. The Downing Clinic, 5715 Bella Rose Blvd, CLARkStOn. Call 248-625-6677 to register. See ad page 8.

WedNeSdAy, OctOber 26 Journeying Back With Meditation - 7-9pm. Journey back in time and rediscover who your soul was, and why you are now in this life. Come and understand your purpose and understand life's valuable lessons. Lessons are often repeated through many lifetimes until they are fully learned. $20. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, ROCheSteR. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064. See ad page 13.

thurSdAy, OctOber 27 Shamanic Journey - 7:30pm-9pm. Journey Leader/Spiritual Therapist Sarah Hill. Learn the ancient practice of Shamanic Journeying. and the art of exploring our spiritual consciousness through earth-based tribal traditions. 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 13.

SAturdAy, OctOber 29 "Food Matters" Movie Showing - 1-3pm. 50% of all proceeds go to the 2 highest attending schools or organizations. $8. Davison High School, 1250 North Oak, dAViSOn. Rebekah 810-660-8585. See ad to right. healthy halloween treats - 11 a.m.-noon. Show your kids how fun it is to eat healthy. Bring them to this Halloween event & let them make their own ghoulish goodies from fruits & vegetables. $5 per child/adults FREE. Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Boulevard, ROCheSteR hiLLS. Info: Service Desk 248-371-1400.

SuNdAy, OctOber 30 Learn to Crochet - 1-2:30pm. Learn how to become comfortable with the basic tools involved

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to crochet simple patterns and how to read beginners crochet patterns. All materials are provided to create fun scarves and cozy slippers. $25. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave., ROCheSteR. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064. See ad page 13. Whole Foods Market treat trail - 1-4pm. Put on your costume and join Whole Foods Market for our annual Halloween treat trail. Look for designated treats throughout the store that are SUPER NATURAL. We ask that ALL little goblins and ghouls come dressed up and ready to celebrate. Happy Halloween from Whole Foods Market. FREE. Whole Foods WeSt BLOOMFieLd and tROy locations.

SAturdAydAy, NOVeMber 5 Complimentary Cancer therapy - 10-11am. Complimentary Cancer Therapy Class. Explore the all-natural options available for cancer patients. Class instructed by Dr. Megan Strauchman. FREE. LAPeeR Library, 921 W Nepessing St. Library 810-664-6971. See ad page 46. Juicing with Anca - 11am-noon. Learn about juicing's powerful benefits & sample fresh delicious juices. Anca will also share her incredible store about healing herself from cancer. $5. Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Boulevard, ROCheSteR hiLLS. Service Desk 248-371-1400.

SAturdAy, NOVeMber 19 Juicing with Anca - 11am-noon. Learn about juicing's powerful benefits & sample fresh delicious juices. Anca will also share her incredible store about healing herself from cancer. $5. Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Boulevard, ROCheSteR hiLLS. Service Desk 248-371-1400.

MONdAy, NOVeMber 28 Communicating with Love - 5:30-8:00 pm. Discover how your beliefs about love, intimacy and sexuality affect your 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. Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, Ann ARBOR. Info/ RSVP: Debbie at 734-523-8566.

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ongoingevents NOTE: All calendar events must be received via our online submission form by the 12th of the month and adhere to our guidelines. No phone or fax submissions, please. Visit to submit online. meditation. $12. Powerhouse Gym Yoga Studio, 400 East Brown Street, Birmingham. Jen Cooper 248-563-7300. Creating A World That Works For All - 10am. Celebration of Spirit: music, laughter, meditation, inspiration, spiritual community. Making a difference by being the change we wish to see. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. Bookstore, Offices and Holistic Center, 248-625-5192. See ad page 44. Springfield Farmers’ Market - 10am-3pm through 10/16. Showcase of products that are Naturally Grown, Locally Grown (Michigan) and Heirloom. Vendor space: $15 per space per market day or season rates. Shiawassee Basin Preserve (Davisburg Rd. Entrance). Admission: FREE. Info: Market Master Laura 248-249-1592. Spiritual Gathering - 11am. The Center of Light Spirituality Center. All welcome. Relaxed, retreat type setting, interesting topics, loving experiences, meditation, healing, 5898 Baldwin Rd, Oxford. 248-236-0432. 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. Meditation & Study Group - 7-8pm. 3rd Sundays only Start or strengthen your mediation practice. Donation. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave, Chesterfield. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 55.

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 3 & 55. 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 18. 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. Breastfeeding Info/Support: La Leche League of Warren - 10:15 am. 1st Mondays only. FREE. Henry Ford Hospital at 10 Mile & Schoenherr in lower level meeting room below Main Entrance. Warren. Info: Ginny 586-940-1634. Jen's warm slow flow Yoga- 6:15-7:15pm. Connect with your breath and still your mind in this moving

Raise Your Glass on the Orchard Afternoon Tastes - Noon-1pm Mon-Fri. Take your lunch hour at Whole Foods Market. Stop by our brand new wine and beer bar for samples. Try the beer and/or wine of the day. Enjoy a taste of what’s cooking at the bar too. Visit with our experts and get comfortable in our new lunchtime hot spot. Whole Foods West Bloomfield. Basic Yoga with Noreen Daly - 5:45pm. Also, Wed 1pm & 5:45pm. We strengthen our bodies, calm our minds and open our hearts. Beginning and intermediate asanas (postures). Bring your practice mat (a few loaners are available), or towel. $7/session. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. 248-625-5192. See ad page 44.

Gentle Yoga - 7pm. Great class for beginners, plussized, seniors, pregnant or anyone needing a more therapeutic approach to their practice. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, davisburg. Jules 248-390-9270. 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 48.

Vitamin C Wednesday’s - 8-10:30am in Oct. Stop in for a hot breakfast and receive a complimentary 8oz fresh squeezed orange juice with a breakfast bar purchase. One juice per customer with a breakfast bar purchase only. FREE. Whole Foods Market Troy.

Happy Hour - 3-7pm Mon-Fri in Oct. Swing in to Raise your Glass on the Orchard for Happy Hour. Sip your day away and enjoy $1 off all wines and $3 MI pints. Pick up a menu, have an early dinner and invite your friends to join you. Whole Foods West Bloomfield.

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 pages 3 & 55.

Flow Yoga - 7pm. Also Wed-6:15pm & Thu-9:30am. Great for the fit individual wanting to experience a blend of classic yoga combined with asana flow & breath. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, davisburg. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad page 54.

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.

Blended Yoga - 9:30am. Great class for all levels combining classic yoga teachings w/asana. Some days we take it easy and other days we move a bit more. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, davisburg. Jules 248-390-9270. 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 18. Gentle Yoga with Rev. Matthew - 10am. Thursdays also. A spiritual, mental and physical practice for developing and tapping inner energy and awareness. Please bring a practice mat or towel. Free-will Love-offerings will be received. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston, 248-625-5192. See ad page 44. 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 3 & 55.

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. Basic Yoga with Noreen Daly - 1 & 5:45pm. Also Mon 5:45pm. We strengthen our bodies, calm our minds and open our hearts. Beginning and intermediate asanas (postures). Bring your practice mat (a few loaners are available), or towel. $7 per session. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. 248-6255192. See ad page 44. Drink coffee-Burn Fat - 6-7pm. Low glycemic coffee tea or chocolate latte for thermogenic fat burning. FREE. ABC Wellness, 37300 Dequindre. Suite 102, Sterling Heights. Call Julie to confirm 855-669-9355. See ad page 52. Flow Yoga - 6:15 pm. Great class for those new to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, davisburg. Jules 248390-9270. See ad page 54. 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. This is a great time to discuss knowledge you have about your allergy. Call 248-371-1400 for more information. Register online or at the Customer Service desk. Whole Foods Rochester Hills.

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The HCG Weight Loss Program Hits Genesee County! Lose 1-2 Pounds Per Day! Grand Blanc, MI – Since author Kevin Trudeau published his book “Weight Loss Cures They Don’t Want You to Know About,” which discussed the HCG weight loss protocol, people all over the country are looking for doctors willing to prescribe this revolutionary diet program. HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone that is naturally created during pregnancy. However, 50 years ago, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons discovered that HCG could be used in tiny doses to curb hunger, increase metabolism, and to cause the body to use its fat reserves for energy. Over time, Dr. Simeons perfected the dosage of the HCG, as well as the amount of calories to which people should be limited. The HCG weight loss revolution is now available right here in Genesee County. Dr. Megan Strauchman, medical director of the Natural Wellness & Pain Relief Centers in Grand Blanc, is now offering an exclusive HCG weight loss protocol based upon Dr. Simeons’ work. The program is designed over a 12

week cycle, and a calorierestricted diet is followed for a total of 15 weeks. Not only are people losing weight like never before, but many are also taking less prescription medications. As their weight comes down, other health problems naturally resolve on their own, like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and even chronic neck, back, and knee pain. Patients completing the HcG Weight Loss Program in Dr. Strauchman's office are losing an average of 45-48 lbs over 4 months. For more information on how to get started on the HCG weight loss protocol, please call Dr. Strauchman’s office directly at 810-694-3576. You can also email her at for more information. Due to the popularity of this weight loss protocol, there may be a short waiting period to start the diet, so make your decision as fast as possible to get started right away.


Essential Meditation with Rev. Matthew - 7pm. Brief instruction & deep experience. Realize peace, wholeness and abundance in conscious unity with our Divine source. Free-will love offering will be received. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. 248-6255192. See ad page 44.

Flow Yoga - 9:30am. A blend of classic yoga teachings inter-woven with asana flow and breath to help strengthen the mind, body & spirit. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, davisburg. Jules 248-390-9270. 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. 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. 586-795-3800. See ads pages 3 & 55. 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 3 & 55. Basic Yoga - 7pm. This class is a classic! Great for all levels; it's basic but with a challenge! $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, Davisburg. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad page 54.

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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.

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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, 7355 Hall Rd, dAViSBuRg. 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. 586795-3800. See ads pages 3 & 55. restorative Yoga Class - 5:45-7pm. Restorative yoga is a gentle, meditative practice for all levels. $13. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave, CHEsTErFiElD. Theresa May 586-949-5515. 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 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.

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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, 7355 Hall Rd, DAvisburg. Jules 248390-9270. See ad page 54. 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 18. gentle Yoga - 10:15am. Great class for beginners, plus-sized, seniors or anyone needing a more therapeutic approach towards their practice. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, DAvisburg. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad page 54. pumpkin, Cider & Donut Wagon rides - 11am4pm Sat/Sun in October. Take a wagon ride down the farm lane to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, and then stop for a cup of cider and a donut. $6/adults, $4/children and seniors. Preregistration not required. Pumpkins additional charge according to size. Wolcott Mill Farm Center in rAY ToWnsHip, please call 1-800-477-3175 or 586-749-5997. Chill n grill at the bar - 11am-7pm in Oct. Stop by Raise your Glass on the Orchard to check out our Saturday Chill and Grill specials. Our chef will be grilling something yummy while you sit back and chill. We’ll be featuring mouth watering meats, cold beer and great conversation. Join us this fall at the bar. Whole Foods WEsT blooMFiElD.

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Dr. Jamie L Cramer 4101 John R Rd., Ste 300, Troy 248-680-7200

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


1915 Southfield Rd., Birmingham 248-761-4135

“The alternative, alternative therapy!” Unique, gentle and effective pain relief technique. Not massage. Back/neck pain, Fibromyalgia, migraines, TMJ, carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder and more. 15 years bodywork experience. See ad page 17.

Former MD in China served North American people for over 27 years with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Specializing in various pains and intestinal problems. See ad page 39.

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 15.

Community Health Acupuncture Center

801 Livernois St., Ferndale 248-246-7289 •

Effective acupuncture treatment in our comfortable, quiet communitystyle treatment room. Affordable sliding scale fees, $15-$35 per treatment, no income verification.

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

Computerized Allergy Testing/ treatments. Certified in NAET, BioSet, JMT and BioKinetics. 11 years experience. Specializing in: Environmental allergies, food allergies/sensitivities, digestive issues, skin problems, headaches, fatigue and Candida.

Hope is a waking dream. ~Aristotle 50

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 3 & 55.

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 page 29.

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 21.

Progressive Chiropractic Dr. Mike Paonessa 716 W. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak 248-544-4088

Dr. Mike, a husband and father of three, takes pride in offering family chiropractic care using techniques tailored to each individual’s needs. Progressive Chiropractic offers massage, Reflexology, supplements, pillows and supports.

Salomon Chiropractic Health Center Southfield • 248-557-1818

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

Van Every Chiropractic Center

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

Get the best Chiropractic adjustment of your life! We o ff e r a u n i q u e , breakthrough, gentle approach to Chiropractic care called Koren S p e c i f i c Te c h n i q u e (KST). See ad page 28.

wills family chiropractic Dr. Jason 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 36.

Natural wellness & Pain Relief Centers

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 ad page 46.

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Counseling Ana Derbabian, LLC

Counseling For Hope & Purpose 43902 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills 248-202-0583

Create the life you are meant to live. Heal from the past, resolve thoughts, feelings and behaviors that keep you stuck, experience peace and joy, live out your purpose, and...enjoy your life! See ad page 35.

HPS Advanced Dental care, PC Heather Pranzarone Stratton, DDS 4741 24 Mile Rd., Ste. C, Shelby Township 248-652-0024 •

Our Family and Cosmetic Dental Practice is committed to practicing dentistry with a biocompatible approach. We perform mercury free/mercury safe dentistry in a friendly, caring atmosphere for the entire family. See ad page 33.

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.

detox The Mental Fitness Center

850 W. University, Suite C, 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 42.

craniosacral therapy Rochester Holistic Arts

Nicolas Leshley, CMT 118 Terry Ave., Rochester • 248-895-5064

7 years' experience with children and adults of all ages. Healing therapy for: A D D, A D H D, Migraines, closed head injuries, Neurological Disorders. See ad page 13.

Holistic WellBeing Center

• Seasonal & Environmental Allergies • Concentration, Attention & Digestive Royal Oak, 248-953-9402

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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.

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 21. 877-539-6325 Homeopathic and Natural Approach to Health for Birmingham

Education / schools naturopathic School Of the healing arts

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 22.



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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 36.

Feng Shui Catherine Hilker, owner Creating Sanctuary 248-547-4965

Life Coaching, Feng Shui and Space Purification services. Call today and make permanent positive changes in your home, business and life.

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

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.

Denise Jacob, RN, PhD, Cht 725 S Adams #236, Birmingham 248-514-8259

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.

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 44.

Budaj Chiropractic and Nutrition

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.

37300 Dequindre Suite 102 Sterling Heights • 855-NOW-WELL (855-669-9355)

Specializing in natural approaches to unresolved gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders.

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 26.

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.

Natural wellness & Pain Relief Centers

10683 S. Saginaw Street, Suite B Grand Blanc, 810-694-3576 See ad page 46.

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Natural/Holistic Health Holistic Healing Center 1777 Axtell Drive, Ste 203, Troy 248-435-6400 or 248-637-1830

massage therapy 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.

The Downing Clinic

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


586-294-6540 33576 Harper Ave., Clinton Township

2770 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley 248-270-3309

Holistic approach: Natural Thyroid, BioIdentical Hormones, Food Allergies, Vitamin and Mineral tests, Heavy Metal Testing, Weight Loss: Homeopathic HCG or Bskinny coffee, tea and latte.

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.

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Wellness training Institute

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

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 3, 54 & 55.

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

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.

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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 7.

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

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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/

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skin care apiderm laser & skin care center

Wellness training Institute

Beauty, embraced by nature, powered by science. 5-Berry Pigment Control Peel, Chocolate Power Skin Rescue Treatment, Vitamin A Peel and more. Call to speak with an esthetician today. See ad page 28.

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 3 & 55.

2221 Livernois, Troy • 248-528-2028

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 37.

Learn how simple, nutritious, & delicious raw foods can be! Services include customized private instruction & detox support. See ad for current group class schedule, page 12.

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.

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

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 7355 Hall Rd., Davisburg 248-390-9270

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WEIGHT LOSS 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.


Hannah Cornell-Schroeder 2B South Washington St., Oxford 248-236-9855 •

Natural wellness & Pain Relief Centers

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 ad page 46.

Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher. Reiki Classes - Level I, II, Master and Teacher. Ama Deus healing sessions. Life coaching. See ad page 28.

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 3 & 55.

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