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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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e're anxious for 2012 to get going. We have a lot going on that we want to share with you. This month's issue; related to natural, integrative and complementary health; is always one of our favorites, because it is the core theme of our magazine. Each year we publish our January issue, we find new practitioners in the community and existing businesses, organizations and practitioners who are embracing the concept of integrating natural medicine with conventional western medicine. It's a growing trend, thanks to you–because it's all about consumer demand. Keep asking for alternatives to drugs and surgery, when possible, and we'll see continued growth. A few other exciting new projects to tell you about include the new Natural Awakenings iPhone/iPad App. Launched just a week ago, it was downloaded over one thousand times...before we even had a chance to begin promoting it! If you have an iPhone or iPad, you'll have to check it out. It includes an article archives, links to all the Natural Awakenings magazines and an online directory of businesses and practitioners. You can download it free on the iTunes App Store. Another new project we're launching this month is our new Facebook page for the Natural Awakenings Network of East Michigan. We're just getting Phase II of the program underway, and we believe that social networking will compliment the process by allowing regular communications between the various Providers and the community. If you haven't checked out our website recently, you'll have to see our new look, which includes our online news and articles sections. We've also integrated video into the website and are busy creating and placing videos of practitioners and events in our community. Watch for regular updates. And don't forget about our 5th Annual "Spring Into Health" Natural Health Fair and Expo, coming up March 31, 2012 in Grand Blanc. It's become one of the most popular. We hope to see you there. Information on all of these programs can be found by clicking the appropriate links on our website: Again, Happy New Year to everyone. We wish you all peace, prosperity and good health in the coming year. Until next month, stay happy and healthy...naturally!

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newsbriefs Vaccinations: Risks, Rights & Responsibilities


re you confused about vaccinations? Are there too many conflicting opinions? Have you noticed the number of vaccinations given to your child increase each year? If so, Dr. Lia Tocco and Dr. Tony Purdy are pleased to present Mary Tocco’s talk, Vaccinations: Risks, Rights and Responsibilities, on Saturday, February 4th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the River Crest Banquet Hall in Rochester. Admission is $10 prepaid, $15 at the door. Mary Tocco, an independent vaccine researcher and international educator for over 30 years, will discuss this important issue. Her main goal is to educate parents about vaccinations so that they may make an informed decision about their children’s health. She will cover many topics including: H1N1, Gardasil cancer vaccine, ingredients present in vaccines, the benefits of natural immunity, vaccine rights and so much more. The presentation will be held at River Crest Banquet Hall, 900 Avon Road, Rochester. For more information or to reserve your seat, call Purdy Chiropractic at 248-650-6100.

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n Thursday, January 19th, at 6:30 p.m. The Better Health Store of Novi will host best selling author Julia Harvey's Diets Don't Work Seminar. There is no charge to attend. Julia Havey became an inspiring diet “survivor” after personally overcoming morbid obesity (300 lbs) over 14 years ago. This has fueled her passion as a “Master Motivator” and lifestyle coach. In the words of Yale Professor Dr. David L. Katz, M.D., “Julia is the ideal weight loss advisor.” As the best-selling author of The Vice-Busting Diet, Julia has been inspiring and motivating women on getting off the diet-go-round. She has successfully coached 1,000’s of women on the best secrets for learning and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. One of Julia’s recently discovered secrets is PGX. It helped her to cope with difficult “over 40” weight maintenance challenges. As a result, she now loves to show Julia Havey people how PGX can help any diet work! Dr. Oz says of Julia, “Julia has walked the walk and shares her insights into how we can join her in gaining wellness through healthy weight control." The Better Health Store is located at 42875 Grand River Ave Novi. For more information or to reserve your seat, call 248-735-8100 or visit the store. See ad page 37.

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eeping in touch with the best choices for a green and healthy lifestyle is now easier than ever, thanks to Natural Awakenings’ new iPhone and iPad app, available as a free download at Apple’s iTunes App Store. Individuals on the go can find products, practitioners and services dedicated to healthy living, right at their fingertips. They can also read articles on the latest practical, natural approaches to nutrition, fitness, creative expression, personal growth and sustainable living, offered by national experts with fresh perspectives and inspired ideas. "The exclusive app instantly connects to user-friendly, searchable galleries," says Jerry Neale, co-publisher, with his wife Tracy, of the East Michigan family of Natural Awakenings magazines. "These include our new iPhone National Directory list of healthy, green businesses; Article Archives, a comprehensive library of thousands of articles. We even have En Español, an archive of current and historical articles in Spanish. Local businesses can get listed in this new iPhone directory at no charge when they belong to our Natural Awakenings Network here in East Michigan." "Our goal is to empower people to enjoy healthier, happier and longer lives, wherever they are. Offering free access to Natural Awakenings’ powerful network of healthy living resources through this exclusive app is yet another way for us to help people feel good, live simply and laugh more.” To download the free app, search Natural Awakenings in the iTunes App Store. To learn how to become part of the Natural Awakenings Network, be in the iPhone National Directory, or for other information, visit the Natural Awakenings website at or call 248-628-0125.

Kriya Yoga Holds Public Programs


wami Paramahansa Atmanandaji, internationally renowned master of Kriya Yoga Meditation, will be visiting metro Detroit and leading a variety of public programs. A "Pre-Kriya Yoga Workshop” will be held on Saturday, January 7, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Unity of Livonia, 28660 Five Mile Rd., Livonia. This half-day program will include meditation, yoga asanas, talks, demonstrations and Q&A. Registration required. The fee is $40. Bring a yoga mat. “The Role of Practical Spirituality and Its Importance for a Better Quality, Stress-Free Life in the Light of Kriya Yoga” will be held at Renaissance Unity, 11200 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Warren, on Saturday, January 14, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This lecture with practice session will address Kriya Yoga Meditation, and the vital role it Swami Paramahansa Atmanandaji plays in living a healthy, harmonious life. Love offering. Bring a yoga mat. Swami Atmanandaji, also known as Baba, will be offering a Kriya Yoga Retreat, February 3-5. Contact Kriya Yoga Institute for more information. Baba has been coming to metro Detroit for over ten years. Born in Orissa, India, he was a highly qualified Doctor of Medicine specializing in Neurology, prior to taking the vows of sannyasa (monkhood) in 1979. In 1997, he attained the highest state of self-realization. Kriya Yoga is a scientific and ageless practice that brings peace to everyday life. “Listen, practice, prepare and be ready to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world,” says Baba. ''Life is to be lived positively, happily, healthily, harmoniously and lovingly."

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Free Chair Massages At Birmingham Ribbon Cutting


Lori Sharp

ori Sharp, of Lori Sharp Massage Therapy in Birmingham, is having a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on January 20th from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lori is a nationally certified massage therapist offering Therapeutic massage, TMJ massage, Sinus relief massage and Chair massage. Attend and meet Lori, have a light lunch and take the opportunity to receive a free 5 minute chair massage. There will also be a chance to win prizes that focus on massage and healthy living. Lori's practice is within the New Life Allergy Treatment center, so guests will learn about NAET allergy treatment from Terry Robinson RPN, Natural Therapist and meet nutritionist Sheryl Shenefelt, CN. "More people are adding massage to their healthy living routines for preventative medicine," says Lori.

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piderm Laser and Skincare Center in Troy is proud to introduce their newest Licensed Esthetician and Certified Massage Therapist, Amy Fair. “Working as an Esthetician is very rewarding, and working with owner April Predenteanu is a privilege,” says Fair, who adds that having a background in massage therapy has helped her to realize that beautiful skin care starts from within. “This is why we educate every individual with information about general vitamin intake to eating and drinking habits and the effects on the body and skin." Apiderm does more than educate, however. By offering essential vitamins, customized, concentrated products and the Photon Genius, a top-of-the-line in-office far infrared detoxing treatment, they emphasize that home care and health care are primary factors in improving Amy Fair the skin's appearance and for over all health and beauty. Apiderm is the first skin care center in Michigan to use the LightSheer Diode Laser & the EpiLaser, an FDA approved laser-based hair removal treatment that provides quick, safe and effective removal of unwanted or excess hair. They also offer the Harmony AFT Skin Rejuvenation treatments. Apiderm is located at 2221 Livernois Road, Suite 107, in the Olympia Medical Center complex in Troy. Please call 248-528-2028 to schedule an appointment or visit for more information. See ad pages 3 & 7.

PATH Workshops To Improve Health


he City of Auburn Hills, in partnership with Area Agency on Aging 1-B and The Arthritis Foundation, is offering fun, interactive workshops that helps participants improve their health and feel better. Personal Action Toward Health, or PATH, is a 6 week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with ongoing health problems, or their caregivers, to improve their health and manage their symptoms. As a result, people are better equipped to face the daily challenges of living with a chronic condition. Two trained leaders conduct the workshop, and one or both may, themselves, have a lifelong health condition. A daytime workshop and an evening workshop are being offered. Session A daytime classes run from January 23 – February 27 with classes held on Mondays from 12:30 – 3:00pm. Session B evening classes are held on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9:00pm and runs anuary 25 – Febru 29. There is no cost for the workshops. Registration deadline is January 16th. Contact the Senior Fitness Coordinator, Lia Hosinski, with any questions at 248370-9353. City of Auburn Hills Senior Services Dept is located at 1827 N. Squirrel Rd. in Auburn Hills. Visit for more information.


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Oxford Women’s Shakti Retreat


xford's Simple Organics and OM Wellness Institute are sponsoring a full-day women's retreat at Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center and School in Oxford on Saturday, January 14th from 8:15 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. The retreat will provide women the opportunity to escape, explore and expand their female energy. The retreat will start with an opening Gaia ceremony and end with a Shakti mantra. The schedule has many women-specific lectures and activities including Body Mind Consciousness with Denise Kander; Defining Shakti with local yoga guru Bhakta Das; Healing Energy with Hannah Cornell-Schroeder (see her ad on page 30); Herbs, Vitamins, and Essential Oils for Women with Troy Farwell and much more. The cost is $100 and includes the retreat, an organic breakfast and lunch. Spa services will be available for an additional fee. Space is limited so register early. Simple Organics is a community favorite, offering herbs, vitamins, organic body care, homeopathy and has recently extended their business hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “If you haven’t had a chance to visit us, there is no better time to examine your health regime than in 2012,” states co-owner Laura Farwell. Simple Organics is located at 115 S. Washington in Oxford. The Upland Hills EAC is located at 2575 Indian Lake Road, Oxford. For more information, contact Simple Organics by phone at 248-236-0027, or visit their website:



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248-646-1066 Intro to Kundalini Workshop in Warren


trongheart Yoga in Warren is offering an Introduction to Kundalini Workshop on Sunday, January 15th from 12– 2:30 p.m. The cost is $25. According to Yogi Bhajan, yoga is the science of the self, and kundalini is the awakening of the self. This workshop is designed to introduce people to these wonderful benefits. “Yoga is called a practice because it is an ongoing discovery,” states Strongheart Instructor Pattie McCann, “and on that journey of discovery, every teacher is a student, and every student is a teacher. The Aquarian Age is upon us. Find out where you came from, what you are doing here, and where you are going.” Strongheart Yoga is located at 8373 Old Thirteen Mile Rd in Warren. Contact Amy Hall at 586-871-5224 for more information or to register. Visit for class schedules

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Sisterhood Gatherings Scheduled for 2012


acred Circle Orientation Gatherings for 2012 are currently being scheduled for women interested in learning what the Changing Woman Sisterhood (CWS) offers in the Nine Month Journey. For over two decades, Ellen Miller and the Sisters of the CWS Circle have offered life-changing personal development and Spiritual growth trainings and retreats. “Bring a friend and questions about the Journey and other topics held within your heart, mind, body, spirit and soul,” Miller says. “All women are welcome." The upcoming orientation gatherings, to be held in Birmingham in January and February, are free of charge, and light healthy snacks will be served. Reservations are required. The 2012 Nine Month Journey is being held in Farmington Hills and at a Lake Huron retreat center, March through‑ November. The tuition is $1900 and payment options are available upon request. To RSVP, for schedule dates, locations and further information please contact Ellen Miller at 248-432-7302. natural awakenings

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newsbriefs Orion Nutritionist Offers Healthy Food Preparation Lessons


e, My Health and Eyes of Lake Orion will be offering lessons on Westin A. Price healthy food preparation techniques. Westin A. Price is a well-known and respected nation wide group that supports healthy eating and food preparation. Fermentation and bone broth preparations for nutrient dense foods are just a few of the techniques that will be taught. Prices will be based on class sizes. Me, My Health and Eyes has been in business since 2000. Owner, Patricia Aldrich states,“With the cost of foods going up and our health going down, we find that it is necessary to reinstate some of the lost food practices that kept the budget down and the health up in the time of our elders.” Me, My Health and Eyes is located at 1971 Silverbell Rd in Lake Orion. Please call 248-393-8633 for more information on classes and schedules. See ad page 32.

Wellness Center Announces Classes


BC Wellness Center in Sterling Heights will be offering a calendar of health lectures, group classes and other events throughout 2012, beginning with “ReBoot,” a supervised small group Detox that meets January 30th, February 6 & 13. Dr. Diane Culik, M.D. recently opened ABC Wellness Center in Sterling Heights where she offers traditional and holistic medicine. The name ABC Wellness stands for Alternative—Balanced—Comprehensive. The center consists of a diverse group of health providers including Holistic Nutritionist Anne Baker, CN; Marla Pomante, MT - Therapeutic Massage; Carolyn Tormala “The Body Code” system expert; magnetic and far-infrared energy practitioner; and Certified Reflexology and Reiki Practitioner Margarita Castillo. Dr. Culik has been practicing family medicine for over thirty years and is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics and is a Certified Teacher of Family Medicine. She was formerly the Program Director of Family Medicine Residency at St. Johns Hospital in Detroit where she taught Medical Students and Residents. ABC Wellness is located at 37300 Dequindre Rd., Ste 102 in Sterling Heights. Call 855-669-9355 or visit for more information about events and classes. See their ad on page 53.

kudos Troy Institute's HAVEN Fundraiser a Success


arnegie Institute’s students, faculty and staff joined together to sponsor the school’s 27th Annual Luncheon and Bake Sale to support HAVEN, an Oakland County Shelter for abused women, children, and men. All proceeds raised at this two-day event were presented to HAVEN President and CEO Beth Morrison on Wednesday, November 22, 2011. Carnegie Institute wishes to extend a sincere thank you to participating students, businesses, and our loyal customers who contributed their time, talent, and treasures to make the 27th Annual community service project another outstanding success. Carnegie Institute is a private, postsecondary school of allied health technology. Their mission is to assess areas of need in health care support services for the purpose of developing specialized accredited programs that lead to National certification and professional recognition of all graduates. Carnegie Institute is located at 550 Stephenson Hwy., Suites 100-110 in Troy. For information, visit or call 248-589-1078. See ad page 24.


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Richmond Studio Helps With Resolutions


hether you are looking to relieve stress, connect your mind and body or take your workout to a new level, The Studio Mind & Body Fitness of Richmond (MBF @ The Studio) is committed to helping you keep your New Year’s resolutions. MBF @ The Studio is a multifaceted fitness & wellness center offering classes such as Yoga, Pilates, Spin, Ripped, Boot-Camp, TRX, Body Shred, & Meditation. The ir mission is to provide an environment and the resources to inspire members to continuously evolve in health and wellness. Their philosophy is that fitness should be fun. "We have been in business for 3 years," says owner Darlene Daniels, who has been in the fitness industry for 29 years. "We are proud of our continued growth as well as the devoted and talented staff of teachers we offer. We are open 6 days and provide 30 classes per week for convenience. Those who join MFB @ The Studio are able to take advantage of all these classes. We invite everyone to come as they are and enjoy the benefits of an exercise program that will rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit." MBF @ The Studio offers different memberships to fit individual needs such as monthly, yearly and other special packages. Some classes require pre-registration so please check the monthly on-line schedule. MBF @ The Studio is located at 67529 South Main Street, Richmond. For more information, call 586-430-9876 or visit their website at See their ad on page 55.

Yoga of Finance Workshop


ebecca Bayes, a Financial Consultant and Registered Yoga Teacher and Carol Damoth, M.A., CNHP, CHTP, a Psychotherapist and Certified Natural Health Professional are pleased to offer The Yoga of Finance workshop on Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m. at the Social Ballroom in Madison Heights. This 2 hour workshop, which costs $40 per couple, will include a couple's yoga class, an informative personal assessment of attendees attitudes toward money, a presentation of common issues which arise between partners in relation to finance, information and discussion on how to enhance communication and the role that financial planning plays in achieving positive outcomes and money harmony in the relationship. All levels of yoga experience are welcome. The Social Ballroom is located at 26092 John R, Madison Heights. For information or to register contact Carol Damoth at 248-390-6227.

Solutions for Losing Weight During All Menopausal Stages


he Fitness Factory is proud to host Lee Rossano of Rochester Hills’ Advanced Nutritional Solutions as the keynote speaker for the upcoming free seminar, “Why Aren’t I Losing Weight? 5 Steps to Creating Solutions for Peri, Pre and Post Menopausal Women on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. “Some women can often be unsuccessful in losing weight because they don’t consider the decline of their hormones as we grow older,” explains Lee Rossano, CNC. “I’m going to offer them strategies to fight back the aging process as the body changes. They need to be looking at their diet, balancing their glands, and getting customized nutrients to stabilize their system.” Advanced Nutritional Solutions is a residential business serving the Rochester community for over 10 years. Their goal is to increase peoples’ awareness of how hidden foods sensitivities affect their health. Their goal is to increase peoples’ awareness of how hidden foods sensitivities affect their health. Their proprietary blend of technologies enhance the normal functioning of your glands, hormones, and more, and include: BioPulsar imaging, over 200 nutritional formulas, food sensitivity testing, stress reduction, personally imprinted homeopathics, energy muscle testing and cellular detoxification To register for the seminar, call 248-6524160 or visit whysuffer.NET. See ad page 22.

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eb Klungle has transformed her love of making food and her passions for the vegan lifestyle and natural health into a blossoming business. As owner of Nourished Body|Satisfied Soul, she is beginning her third year of educating the community about healthy eating. Klungle is currently coordinating two local film screenings. She has teamed up with Andrea McNinch, of Regeneration RAW, to show Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, an inspiring documentary about a 310-lb man who journeys across the U.S. to regain his health. Along the way, he achieves his goals of losing excess weight and getting off his medications. This film will show at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak on Thursday, January 19th at 7:30 p.m. The second movie, Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days, is being shown as part of Troy Continuing Education’s Health

and Wellness Expo on Saturday, February 4th, at 1 p.m. It will be followed by a Q&A session and food demo with Klungle and Anca Iordachianu of Wheatgrass and Sprouts. Deb became a certified raw food chef, nutritionist and educator in December 2009 through the program offered by Andrea McNinch. Klungle’s mission is to help people incorporate more fresh vegetables and fruits into their diet by showing them how easy it can be to make raw dishes and how tasty and satisfying they are. Klungle’s philosophy is “Simple, Nutritious and Delicious” and her classes focus on foods that anyone can throw together quickly for everyday meals. "I try

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“This light, restorative soup is so delicious you don’t have to be sick to enjoy it,” says Bond. “Either way, its luscious fragrance helps clear sinuses, and the potatoes soothe the digestive tract. It’s a delightful broth, filled with spinach, parsley, leeks and garlic, that yields minerals, vitamins and healing antioxidants, with some winter root vegetables for sweetness. A steaming bowlful on a cold winter day is wonderfully comforting.” Serves 4 to 5

1½ Tbsp olive oil 1 large leek, well washed, white parts only, chopped 1 large carrot, peeled and diced small 1 large potato, diced small 1 parsnip, peeled and diced small 4 cloves garlic, minced 5 cups vegetable stock Sea salt to taste Handful fresh parsley leaves, chopped 4 oz (large handful) fresh spinach leaves, rinsed and coarsely chopped Freshly ground black pepper to taste 1. In a soup pot, heat the olive oil and add leeks, carrot, potato, parsnip and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat about 5 minutes. Add stock and salt to taste, and then bring to a simmer. 2. Simmer soup, partially covered, for about 5 minutes, and then stir in parsley and spinach. Simmer, partially covered, about 5 more minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Add pepper to taste and serve piping hot.

This recipe is adapted from The Cleaner Plate Club: More Than 100 Recipes for Real Food Your Kids Will Love, by Beth Bader and Ali Benjamin. “Parmesan rinds are the secret to a rich flavor in nearly any soup,” advises Bader, the mother of a 6-year-old. “When you finish up a wedge of Parmesan cheese, save the rind and freeze it for later use. When you add the rind to a hot soup, it will melt a bit and little pieces of Parmesan will blend into the soup. ” Tip: She finds farro, an ancient strain of grain, in the bulk foods aisle. Makes 12 servings 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 /3 cup chopped carrot (about 3 medium carrots) 2 /3 cup chopped celery (about 3 stalks) 2 garlic cloves, minced 10 cups vegetable or chicken stock 1 Tbsp dried summer savory 2 tsp dried thyme 2 bay leaves 2 small Parmesan rinds, optional 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and diced small (¼-inch cubes) 1 lb winter squash, peeled and diced small (¼-inch cubes) 1 cup farro, rinsed and drained or 1 cup lentils, rinsed, sorted and drained 1 bunch (about 12 oz) kale or chard greens, stemmed and chopped Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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mirepoix, until the onion is translucent. 2. Add the stock and the savory, thyme and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the sweet potato, squash and Parmesan rinds, and then simmer for 30 minutes. 3. Add the farro or lentils and simmer for 30 more minutes (or until the lentils, if present, are al dente). 4. Add the greens, and simmer for 5 more minutes. 5. Remove the bay leaf and Parmesan rinds. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve. Annie B. Bond blogs and writes at Beth Bader blogs at and Claire O’Neil is a freelance writer in Kansas City, MO.

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o say that Brendan Brazier, a former professional triathlete from Vancouver, Canada, has energy to spare is an understatement. Brazier has turned his vegan Ironman success into a triptych of bestselling books: Thrive, Thrive Fitness and his new cookbook, Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health. He has created the Vega line of whole food products and become an activist for improving the health of people and the planet through food choices. “I discovered that with the perfect combination of the right foods, it was possible to achieve incredible levels of fitness that went far beyond what I could have achieved on a regular diet,” he explains. “The perfect combination for me is a whole food, Earth-friendly plant-based diet. But even small changes—like adding these seven clean, quality super foods to a person’s daily diet—can help decrease body fat, diminish visible signs of aging, boost energy without caffeine or sugar, enhance mood and improve sleep quality.”

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Pilates, similar to yoga in its concentration on breathing, was developed by Joseph Pilates in just the past century. While it’s rare to break much of a sweat during a session, with its focus on major muscle groups and slow, intentional movements, Pilates has become a popular practice for all at the same time,” explains Jillian effecting weight loss.


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Burn More Calories Creating muscle mass is one of the best ways to increase calorie-burning potential. Pilates can help accomplish that in spades. “Simply stated, Pilates is strength training,” says Alycea Ungaro, owner of Real Pilates, in New York City. “We work with resistance to increase strength and

hence, muscle mass. Using springs and different apparatus to increase the load to the muscles, we can affect a metabolic increase by building lean muscle mass.” Individuals can add a variety of tools to a basic Pilates mat routine to help tone muscles all over and avoid boredom. “I enjoy adding bands, body rings and light weights to my routine because it provides variety and challenges muscles in a different way,” says Cabán. Resistance bands are easily portable, yet create a considerable amount of challenging resistance to help firm and tone. The body ring, well known among Pilates enthusiasts, is another resistance tool used during mat exercise, often focusing on the lower body and core muscles.

Look Thinner One of the best ways to look and feel thinner is to maintain good posture. Pilates helps create better posture by firming not only the abs, but the back, as well. “All Pilates work is performed with proper alignment and attention to posture. By establishing optimal spinal alignment, you can facilitate better

circulation, improved lymphatic flow and increased stamina of the muscles along the spine,” says Ungaro. Not only will toned spinal muscles help with continued weight loss vis-à-vis increased metabolism, standing up straight will automatically make a person appear thinner, thereby increasing one’s confidence, as well. “You will stand taller, hold your waist tighter and feel stronger,” she adds.

Craft Core Muscles Pilates is all about core strength—front and side abdominals and the entire back. Toned abs and a strong back help to prevent injury, improve posture, reduce lower back pain and even promote proper bowel function. But the most popular result is flat abdominals. “Pilates teaches people how to use their abdominals correctly—how to contract the abdominal wall, rather than let it distend. This simple mechanism can be used 24/7 in your daily life. That is the single reason that Pilates flattens abs so quickly,” comments Ungaro.

Improve Eating Habits “The increased body awareness will also make you less likely to indulge in unhealthy eating habits,” notes Ungaro. Experiencing the improvements to your body and of what it’s capable is incredibly motivating. “You will have a new respect for your body and be more likely to take better care of it,” she says.

Complete with Cardio No weight loss regimen is complete without cardiovascular work. Combining the strength training of Pilates and a consistent cardio session works to help you lose weight and tone up nearly twice as fast as doing either routine on its own. Walking up hills works, or to add variety and challenge, “Consider swimming, running or the elliptical machine,” suggests Ungaro. “Steady-state activity is great for cardio conditioning.” Victoria Everman, a freelance writer in San Francisco, California, contributes to, from which this was adapted.



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ciple of “like treats like,” involves the use of highly diluted substances to trigger the body’s natural process of healing. According to The Society of Homeopaths, “A substance which causes symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms.” For example, drinking too much coffee can cause sleeplessness and agitation. Thus, when caffeine is made into a homeopathic medicine, it could be used to treat people with these symptoms. Dana Ullman, author of The Homeopathic Revolution and Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines, notes that the trend in homeopathy in the United States has its debunkers. He attributes this to establishment fears that, “If homeopathy is true, then everything about modern medicine and science is false.” But, he adds, “The homeopathy deniers ignore or downplay the substantial body of verifying evidence from basic science


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Naturopathic medicine, a general system of natural medicine, includes nutrition, herbalism, homeopathy, acupuncture and energy medicine. Its goal is to holistically address the entire organism—body, mind and spirit. In general, naturopathic physicians are those that work to support our innate healing abilities. They universally encourage adoption of lifestyle changes that promote optimal health. In states where naturopathic doctors (ND) are licensed, practitioners are required to graduate from a four-year residential naturopathic medical school and pass a board examination. In states that do not license them, people that successfully complete online courses can call themselves a naturopath. Make sure that any consulting naturopathic doctor has graduated from a residential program approved by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians ( Carl HangeeBauer, current president of the national association and a doctor of naturopathy with San Francisco Natural Medicine, has long been a proponent of licensing. He observes, “Currently, 16 states license naturopaths, and the trend is toward more licensing states and inclu-

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Nutrition comprises the time-tested foundation of health and includes foods and vitamin and mineral supplements, as well as herbs and spices. Importantly, core values about nutrition vary from culture to culture. In the United States, the Standard American Diet (SAD) has been off-track for long enough that it has resulted in a widespread health crisis. The problem is that, contrary to the counsel of nutrition experts, many of us have become heavily dependent upon high-fat, high-sugar, heavily processed foods. The typical American’s diet is severely lacking in recommended vegetables, fruits and whole grains. “The health crisis isn’t limited to the United States,” states Joshua Rosenthal, founder of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, in New York City. “Fast food and processed foods have invaded other traditional cultures, as well. Today’s chronic diseases that plague our own population now constitute a world health crisis.” Rosenthal is encouraged by the growing awareness of healthy eating, as taught by 19,000 graduates of his school, providing services in all 50

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sharing observations, collaborating in carrying out treatment and cooperating in initial and follow-up examinations. The personal patient/client relationship is generally more intensive than experienced with conventional services. As with any field, it is important to check a practitioner’s credentials and educational background to ensure that he or she is qualified. It’s also vital that each service provider be a good fit for a patient’s needs, personality and circumstances. So much information is available today via the Internet that figuring out the best combination of treatment options can be overwhelming and confusing. Informed, friendly collaboration between practitioner and patient produces the best results in restoring and even expanding overall quality of life. Here are some tips on how patients can serve their own best interests. Take responsibility. Play an active role in improving your own health. Become knowledgeable about options presented by a trusted practitioner. Taking action in spite of possible fears

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In the Year 2012 Dispelling the Mystery by Linda Sechrist

Searching “Maya 2012” online yields a morass of some 10 million results, so Natural Awakenings sought clarity about the phenomenon of expected world change associated with December 21, 2012, by focusing on what leading authorities have to say.


ohn Major Jenkins, a respected 2012 author of Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 and The 2012 Story, and director of The Center for 2012 Studies, created contemporary awareness of the galactic alignment of the sun with the center of the Milky Way galaxy, which underlies the famous 2012 cycle-ending date on a winter solstice. His studies of the original Mayan calendar, located in Izapa, supported the true day count


of the Mayan Long Count calendar. Jenkins points out that according to the calculations of astronomer Jean Meeus, this alignment began around 1980 and will end around 2016. “Meeus’ calculations support my belief that the alignment occurs over time, rather than precisely on December 21, 2012,” advises Jenkins. Robert Sitler’s long-standing personal relationships with today’s Maya and formal study of their living communities in Mexico and Guatemala inform his latest book, The Living Maya: Ancient Wisdom in the Era of 2012. He serves as director of Latin American studies at Stetson University, in DeLand, Florida. Both experts agree that December 21, 2012 signals neither the end of the world nor the conclusion of the complex Mayan calendar; it is however, the end of the 13-Bak’tun cycle of 5,125 years. The calendrical

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cosmology indicates that this period comes to fruition on December 21, 2012, the northern hemisphere’s winter solstice. “Nothing in any of the ancient hieroglyphs refers to the end of the world,” advises Sitler. He further notes that contemporary Mayas’ strong environmental ethic aptly supports the needed shift in consciousness forecasted for 2012. From Jenkins’ perspective, the shift is what the ancient Maya saw as a transformation and renewal involving an awakening of consciousness. “It is a misconception that the awakening will automatically happen on December twenty-first.” He explains that Mayan spiritual teachings intended to empower individuals and provide guidelines for how awakening can occur in a ceremonial context at the end of cycles. “To the living Maya, awakening from a state of ego-centered, self-serving sleep means waking up to a larger perspective of unity consciousness; of seeing that our collective state of outof-control egoism and greed is not good for Earth,” says Jenkins. Daniel Pinchbeck, author of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl and editor of the online blog Reality Sandwich, concurs. He believes, “We are undergoing a transformative process now, as a collective organism, which will lead to an evolutionary leap of consciousness on a species level.” He believes we’re on the way to developing an integral worldview; a holistic perspective that realizes the value of indigenous and traditional knowledge systems, without rejecting the scientific and technical developments of modern times. For more information, visit RobertSitler. com, and Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings.

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New Year’s Bird Count - 8am, Nature Center. Bring binoculars and dress for the outdoors to participate in a census of Kensington’s birds. Experienced leaders will guide teams to various parts of the park. Beginners welcome! Preregister. Kensington Metropark Nature Center near Milford/ Brighton. 800-477-3178.

Saturday, December 31 Let Your Spirit Lead You - 10am-12:30pm. 3C's Workshop: Completion. Creation. Celebration! You are invited to a transformational workshop to complete your year and create a purposeful 2012. $40. Soothe Your Soul, 2B South Washington, Oxford. Hannah Cornell-Schroeder 248-2369855. See ad page 30. New Years Eve Yoga Practice - 6-7:30pm. A Magical Jivamukti inspired Yoga Class led by Abby. Live music by Dave. Asana practice followed by chanting and meditation for a blissful evening. $15/$20 at door. House of Yoga, 2965 W. 12 Mile Rd, Berkley. Abby Bechek Hoot 248-556-0992. See ad page 54.

Wednesday, January 4 Raw Food Tasting - 5-7pm. Detox with Deb Join Deb Klungle of Nourished Body & sample some delicious raw food that will help cleanse your whole body for the new year. Talk with Anca Iordachianu of Wheatgrass and Sprouts. Try her sweet wheatgrass juice & learn how she healed herself from cancer with raw foods. FREE. Whole Foods Market, 2880 West Maple Road, Troy. Dawn Danhausen 248-649-9600. See ad page 10.

Thursday, January 5 Better Health Now and For a Lifetime Class 6:30-8:30pm. 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.

The Diet They Don’t Want You to Know About - 11am. By Juli Johnson, certified BioMeridian technician. FREE. Better Health, 42875 Grand River, Novi. RSVP in store or call 248-735-8100. See ad page 37. Tot Time – Animals in Winter - 10am. Come discover how these amazing creatures live through the winter. Be prepared to look for animal tracks outdoors. Ages 2-5. $3/child. Preregister. Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center near White Lake. 248-625-6640. Explore Nature in Winter with Your Family 1pm. Look for animals, big and small, and the signs they leave behind. Then return to the Nature Center to enjoy some hot cocoa. Dress for the weather. All ages. $3/person. Preregister. Metro Beach Metropark Nature Center located near Mount Clemens. 586-463-4332. New Year Family Yoga - 11:30am-12:30pm. This low-impact, Hatha style yoga class is great for the whole family. All ages invited. Replenish lost energy from the holidays, spend time with your loved ones, and focus your intentions to fulfill your New Year’s Resolutions. $15. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, Rochester. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064. See ad page 9.

Sunday, January 8 Meet the Nature Center Animals - 1pm. Take a closer look at the animals that live in the Nature Center. Watch the interpreter feed the snakes, turtles, fish and frogs to learn more about them. All ages. $3/person. Preregister. Metro Beach Metropark Nature Center located near Mount Clemens. 586-463-4332.

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Thursday, January 12 Green Lecture Series - 7pm. FREE. Whole Foods, Rochester Hills. 248-371-1400.

Friday, January 13 Meditation Group in Lake Orion - 5-730pm. Looking for others to meditate with or would like to learn about meditation then please come join the group. Contact April for the location address. $10. The Conscious Connection Center, Lake Orion. April Shackelford 810-423-7577. See ad page 51. The Basics of Good Nutrition - 6-10pm. Certified Nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Unlimited, Mark Meyerson. Why lowering your cholesterol, avoiding red meat, cutting back on eggs and restricting salt is NOT the way to good health. Learn the truth and truly take back your health! $20. The Troy Marriot, 200 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy. Register: 248-828-8494.

Saturday, January 14 Flint Farmier's Market / FIA Urban Hike - 10am. 1 Mile, Level of difficulty: Easy. Start your morning at the Flint Farmer's Market and join walkers for a nice urban walk through trails that connect to parks. Meet near the north doors (side closest to the river) table inside the Market. 420 E. Boulevard, Flint. Contact: Mike Haley 810-686-6354. The Role of Practical Spirituality and Its Importance for a Better Quality, Stress-Free Life in the Light of Kriya Yoga - 10am-1pm. Swami Atmanandaji, renowned Kriya Yoga Meditation Master. Lecture with practice session. Bring a yoga mat. Love offering. Renaissance Unity, 11200 E. Eleven Mile Rd, Warren. 772-40-KRIYA. See ad page 18.

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vegMichigan dinner Club - 7pm. VegMichigan's Dinner Club meets the second Saturday of each month. In January, come enjoy vegan Middle Eastern combination platters of lentil soup or salad, falafel, grape leaves, tabbouli and hummus. $17, includes tax, tip & beverage. Lebanese Grill, 1600 Rochester Rd, TroY. RSVP by Jan. 12: 877-778-3464.

SUNDAY, JANUArY 15 intro to kundalini Workshop - 12-2:30 pm. Yoga is the science of the self, and kundalini is the awakening of the self. Find out where you came from, what you are doing here, and where you are going. Look at the map of your life. $25. Strongheart Yoga, 8373 Old 13 Mile Rd, WArrEN. Pattie 248-563-8615. Preschool Nature Club - Animals in Winter - 1pm. Listen to a story about animals in winter and find out how they survive. Take a short walk, then go back inside to make a craft and enjoy a snack. Ages 3-6, accompanied by adult. $3/child. Preregister. Metro Beach Metropark Nature Center near MouNT CLEMENS. 586-463-4332. Winter Wildlife Walk - 2pm. Join an interpreter and search for winter birds and mammals. $3/ person. Bring binoculars and wear boots. Ages 6 +. Preregister. Kensington Metropark Nature Center near MiLford/BrigHToN. 800-477-3178.

MONDAY, JANUArY 16 overcoming fear of Childbirth - 7pm. Join HypnoBirthing parents Janice & Will Rex-Weaver of Peaceful Birthing, as they explore how fear affects labor and intensifies sensations while birthing. With fear and stress absent from the birth experience it can become what nature intended it to be; safe, relaxed and a beautiful bonding experience for mother, baby and daddy. FREE. Whole Foods, RoCHESTEr HiLLS. 248-371-1400.

tUeSDAY, JANUArY 17 E-Motion Exercise group intro - 6:30-7:30pm. Combines Bioenergetics and Yoga to specifically address emotional, mental and physical stress. Feel enlivened and energized with exercise. Donation. Soothe Your Soul, 2B South Washington, oxford. Hannah Cornell-Schroeder 248-2369855. See ad page 30. Weight Loss Workshop - 7pm. Learn how to lose and maintain your weight the natural way. Dr. Budaj, Clinical Nutritionist will discuss hidden

causes that interfere with weight loss. Discover the non-invasive system that will analyze the body to determine the underlying cause of health problem. FREE. WEST BLooMfiELd. Register: 248-6260001. See ad page 7.

WeDNeSDAY, JANUArY 18 Before you detox! - 5-6pm. Considering detox? Before you Detox, learn to prepare your body so you can safely begin any detox program. FREE lecture. Presented by Anne Baker, Certified Nutritionist (Nourish Holistic Nutrition). ABC Wellness Center, 37300 Dequindre Rd. Suite 102, STErLiNg HEigHTS. RSVP: Anne Baker 248-891-5215. See ad page 53. Breath & Meditation - 6:30-7:30pm. Learn the benefits of breath and meditation that you can use everyday. Come as you are. Bring a pillow, blanket and wear comfortable clothing. FREE to members. Mind & Body Fitness at The Studio, 67529 S. Main St, riCHMoNd. Darlene Daniels 586-430-9876. See ad page 55. The Amazing Thyroid! - 7-8:15pm. Learn how to support this incredible gland. 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. FREE. Whole Foods, roCHESTEr HiLLS. Call 248-879-1900 to register.

tHUrSDAY, JANUArY 19 diets don’t Work - 6:30pm. Come and learn what does. Julia Harvey, bestselling author and Ideal Weight Loss Advisor. Find out how Julia wants to help 1 million people, including you, lose weight for free! FREE. Better Health, 42875 Grand River, Novi. RSVP in store or call 248-735-8100. See ad page 37. Ladies Night out - 6:30-9pm. Irene Marz invites everyone to stop by her booth to experience one of the mini-foot or chair massages she will be offering during the event which will feature Young Living Essential Oils, and will be $1.00 per minute. Advance tickets to “Ladies Night Out” are $5.00, and $8.00 at the door. St. Johns Activity Center, 6500 N. Adelaide St, fENToN. Info: 810-7142011.

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markyourcalendar tHUrSDAY, JANUArY 19 Fundamentals of Muscle Testing - 7-10pm. Session 1 of 7 weeks series. Dr. Marc Terebelo, Applied Kineologist and Holistic Physician. Learn how to determine the source of common ailments and conditions. $299 or $100 for previous graduates to review. Birmingham Wellness Center, 219 Elm St, Birmingham. For details, call 248645-6070 or visit

markyourcalendar tHUrSDAY, JANUArY 19 fat, Sick & Nearly dead - 7:30 p.m.-. Follow a 310-lb man's journey to regain his health in this inspiring documentary. Learn how he loses his extra weight & gets off all his medications. $5. Main Art Theatre, 118 North Main Street, roYAL oAk. Info: Deb Klungle 248-497-4189 or visit See ad page 10.

FRIDay, JanuaRy 20 New day Christian Yoga Class - 7:30-9pm. Join us for a creative form of yoga that integrates Bible readings, Christian themes, Christian music, meditation and prayer into the practice. $20. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave, CHESTErfiELd. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 55.

SAtUrDAY, JANUArY 21 Building Blocks of Baking for kids - 11am. Join Anne from our Prepared Foods Department as she shows the little ones the basics for creating easy, delicious dishes! Ages 6 and above, please! Pease register at our Customer Service desk or online, as space is limited. $10. Whole Foods, roCHESTEr HiLLS. 248-371-1400. x Country Ski at Bloomer #3 - 11am. Skiergroomed, hilly trails with lots of turns. Bring your own equipment. NE of orToNviLLE. For directions and other info, call Linda Berker 810348-8664. Cleansing day - 11am-1pm. You’ll learn how to -Cleanse safely (with lots of delicious food-no starvation here), boost your energy, habits that create a long-term healthy lifestyle, uncover what’s holding

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you back, rediscover a relationship with your body and a knowing of what it needs, lose a few pounds and more. With Renee Heigel, CHHP, AADP, an international No-Diet Weight Loss Coach, Lifestyle Coach, writer, speaker, cook, and local food advocate. Also, "Cooking Cleansing Foods" with cooking with MacroVal whose has been teaching people how to cook healthy vegan food for over 14 years. Featuring recipes for cleansing foods. FREE. Better Health, 42875 Grand River, Novi. RSVP in store or call 248-735-8100. See ad page 37. Raw Food Introductory Class - Noon. By Michael Dwyer a certified raw food instructor who has been giving raw food classes for six years. See description on Jan 14 event. FREE. Better Health, 33452 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights. RSVP in store or call 586-498-0525. See ad page 37. Intro to Soul Collage - 12-3pm. SoulCollage® is a process that is best described as a creative practice, much like journaling. You can explore and express your deepest self with art. $35. Soothe Your Soul, 2B S Washington, Oxford. Hannah CornellSchroeder 248-236-9855. See ad page 30. Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra - 7-9pm. Restorative uses props to support the poses, Nidra allow the student to sink into a state of conscious sleep. Combined takes the student to bliss! $25. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave, Chesterfield. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 55.

Sunday, January 22 Adult Natural History Series - Michigan Geology - 1pm. Find out more about the geologic and associated cultural history of the state while learning about some basic earth science. 18 +. $3/ person. Preregister. Metro Beach Metropark Nature Center near Mount Clemens. 586-463-4332. Yoga Alignment Basic 101 - 1-3pm. In this workshop you will learn to enhance the awareness of structural alignment, breath integration, ease of flow and injury prevention. All Levels. $25. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave, Chesterfield. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 55. Exploring Intimacy (presented by Seija) gathering 2pm, workshop 2:30-4:30pm, Cheri Karolak's, West Bloomfield. Contact Maureen (Mo) or John Fritz 734-523-8566.

Monday, January 23 New Fitness Program RIPPED - Experience this total body "plateau proof fitness formula" workout, utilizing resistance and cardio training, and combines Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, and Diet components of RIPPED to help you attain and maintain your physique. Fun, safe, doable and effective. Burn up to 750-1000 calories per class. FREE to members. Mind & Body Fitness at The Studio, 67529 S. Main St, Richmond. Darlene Daniels 586-430-9876. See ad page 55. New Class Turbo Kick® - The fat-blasting, abdefining cardio workout that is sweeping the nation’s health clubs allows you to burn up to 1,000 calories an hour! A mix of kickboxing and simple dance grooves set to heart pounding dance music that will have you looking forward to your next workout! FREE to members. Mind & Body Fitness at The Studio, 67529 S. Main St, Richmond. Darlene Daniels 586-430-9876. See ad page 55.

Tuesday January 24 Tibetan Heart Yoga - 6:30-7:30pm. Tibetan Heart combines yoga postures and compassion meditation together in a flowing sequence. A sequence from the inside out, where your thoughts are as powerful as your yoga practice. We begin with tonglen meditation where you visualize taking away the pain of a loved one and then sending them gifts of generosity, kindness, patience, joy, stillness, and wisdom. $15. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, Rochester. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064. See ad page 9. Herbal Medicine Class - 7-9pm. This class will focus on the practical use of herbs in your home and how herbs heal the body. A Bio-survey will show what deficiencies you have. $25. SCS Adult & Community Education, 23055 Masonic, St. Clair Shores. Register: 586-285-8880.

Fancy teaches in Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Grosse Pointe and Birmingham. She is certified in Yoga Medics and is very knowledgeable of the best movements for the body to bring optimal health & wellness without injury. Class will invigorate and energize body, mind and spirit. Learn new moves. $15 members or public. Mind & Body Fitness at The Studio, 67529 S. Main St, Richmond. Darlene Daniels 586-430-9876. See ad page 55.

Saturday, January 28 NEW YEARS Diet & Digestion - 11am. With Peter Neilsen of Peter Principles. To truly be in the Best shape of your life, or to lose weight and get down to your ideal body fat. You need to be : Mind , Body, and Spiritually fit. Not just for New Years, but all year round. Peter explains how most people fail their resolutions every year because one of

Juicing for Health with Anca - 7pm. Learn about juicing's powerful benefits & see how to juice in this amazing demo led by wheatgrass & sprouts grower Anca Iordachianu. She will talk about the different types of juicers available & which ones are the best to use to maximize your nutrition. $5. Whole Foods, Rochester Hills. Info: 248-625-9775.

Wednesday, January 25 Gluten Free Support Group - 7pm. Join us in the café with copies of your favorite gluten free recipe to share. Familiarize yourself with our gluten free products, discuss your allergy and get samples provided by our gluten free vendors. Discuss knowledge you have about your allergy. Register online or at the Customer Service desk. FREE. Whole Foods, Rochester Hills. 248-371-1400. The Amazing Thyroid! - 7-8:15pm. Learn how to support this incredible gland. 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. FREE! Vitamin Shoppe, Rochester Hills. Call 248-879-1900 to register.

Thursday, January 26 Juicing for Health with Anca - 7-8pm. Learn about juicing's powerful benefits & sample fresh delicious juices. Anca will also share her incredible story about healing herself from cancer. $10. Heal Yourself Institute, 100 West 5th Street, Royal Oak. Anca Iordachianu 248-625-9775. Herbal Medicine Class - 7-9pm. This class will focus on the practical use of herbs in your home and how herbs heal the body. A Bio-survey will show what deficiencies you have. $25. SCS Adult & Community Education, 23055 Masonic, St. Clair Shores. Register: 586-285-8880.

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Friday, January 27 Meditation Group in Lake Orion - 5-730pm. Looking for others to meditate with or would like to learn about meditation then please come join the group. Contact April for the location address. $10. The Conscious Connection Center, Lake Orion. April Shackelford 810-423-7577. See ad page 51. Yoga Workshop w/Guest Teacher - 6-8 pm. Ann

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those components are lacking. FREE. Better Health, 42875 Grand River, Novi. RSVP in store or call 248-735-8100. See ad page 37. raw foods for regular People - 11am-noon. Join Deb Klungle for one of her most popular treats just in time for Valentine's Day! Learn to make a divine chocolate layer cake with fudge frosting. $10. Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Boulevard, roCHESTEr HiLLS. Service Desk 248-3711400. See ad page 10. NEW YEArS diet & digestion - 2pm. With Peter Neilsen of Peter Principles. See event description above (11am). FREE. Better Health, 19850 Mack Ave, groSSE PoiNTE. RSVP in store or call 313-885-5000. See ad page 37.

sunDay, JanuaRy 29 Water: A Natural Way to Health - 2-3pm. Our bodies are overloaded with toxins and acidity. Ionized water is alkaline, rich in antioxidants and micro clustered; all properties used for detox & improved health. Please join us and learn why. FREE. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, roCHESTEr. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064. See ad page 9.

markyourcalendar MONDAY, JANUArY 30 tO MONDAY FebrUArY 13 re-Boot your body for the New Year at ABC Wellness, STErLiNg HEigHTS - 3 week program: 1/30, 2/6 and 2/13: 6-7pm. Lose weight, increase energy and feel great with Re-Boot; a 21 day clinically supervised group detoxification program combining delicious whole foods with supportive supplements. Led by Anne Baker, CN. Cost $358. includes 3– 1hr. meetings plus support detoxification products. Call 248-8915215 for details. Reserve by Jan. 20th. Events at or See ad page 53.

MONDAY, JANUArY 30 intro to A new You in 2012 - 7-8:30pm. Follow this brand new program and you will emerge slimmer, healthier and more fit than when you started. The sixweek program includes how to make food choices, using the nutrient-dense, low-glycemic model as a guide; partnering for success; group support; recipes and how to incorporate physical movement to enhance fitness and propel fat loss. FREE. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, roCHESTEr. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064. See ad page 9.


workshop Dr. David Budaj, Clinical Nutritionist will focus on causes and symptoms of the hormone imbalance. Dr. Budaj will introduce the methods on how to identify the organ dysfunction associated with hormone imbalance and explain various solutions through diet, vitamins, minerals, exercise and natural remedies. FREE. WEST BLooMfiELd. Register: 248-626-0001. See ad page 7. raw food Basics - 7-8pm. Join Deb Klungle of Nourished Body for this new series. Learn why raw foods are so important in your diet & sample a delicious green smoothie. $5. Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Boulevard, roCHESTEr HiLLS. Service Desk 248-371-1400. See ad page 10. The Amazing Thyroid! -7-8:15pm. Learn how to support this incredible gland. 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. FREE! Whole Foods, WEST BLooMfiELd. Call 248-879-1900 to register.

WeDNeSDAY, FebrUArY 1 raw food Tasting - 5pm-7pm. Did you know that raw foods can still be warming? Join Deb Klungle of Nourished Body & sample a raw soup that will satisfy you on a chilly day. Talk with Anca Iordachianu of Wheatgrass and Sprouts. Try her sweet wheatgrass juice & learn how she healed herself from cancer with raw foods. FREE. Whole Foods Market, 2880 West Maple Road, TroY. Dawn Danhausen 248-649-9600. See ad page 10.

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SAtUrDAY, FebrUArY 4 Health & Wellness Expo - 2-5pm. Speak with health & wellness professionals at this Troy Continuing Education event. Free classes, demos & samples available throughout the afternoon. $5. Niles Center, 201 West Square Lake Road, TroY. Dawn Wyatt 248-823-5180.

markyourcalendar SAtUrDAY, FebrUrY 4 reversing diabetes in 30 days - 1-4pm. Follow 6 diabetics who change their diet & have remarkable results in this incredible documentary. Q&A with local experts & food demo following film. $25 class fee includes FREE admission to Troy Continuing Education's Health & Wellness Expo (also listed in this calendar, same date). Niles Center, 201 West Square Lake Road, TroY. Info: Call Deb Klungle 248-497-4189 or visit See ad page 10.


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Creating A world That works For All - 10am celebration of Spirit: music, laughter, meditation, inspiration, spiritual community. Making a difference by being the change we wish to see. Peace Unity Church & Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, ClArkSTon. Bookstore, Offices and Holistic Center, 248-625-5192. See ad page 42. 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.

SUNDAY FebrUArY 5 Ayurvedic Nutrition Workshop - 1-5pm. You’ve heard of it, but what is it? This informative workshop enables you to take charge of your health through Ayurvedic principles. You will find out your “dosha” (personal constitution) and learn to use food as medicine to bring you into balance in addition to using spices to enhance medicinal qualities of foods. Cooking demonstration included. $65. The YogaWeigh, Karen Willner Registered Dieitian, Registered Yoga Teacher. 7511 Autumn Hill, WEST BLooMfiELd. 248-505-2910. See ad page 44.

FrIDAY, FebrUArY 10 Awakening to Love (presented by Pauline) gathering 7pm, workshop 7:30-9:30pm, Greg and Briget Meier's, ANN ArBor. Contact Maureen (Mo) or John Fritz 734-523-8566.

markyourcalendar SAtUrDAY, FebrUArY 11 The Yoga of finance Workshop - 10am-12pm. This workshop will use yoga and principles of interpersonal and insight oriented psychology as a means to enhance the couple’s connection and address the complex financial issues that exist within a partnership. Presented by Carol Damoth and Rebecca Bayes. Rebecca Bayes is a Registered Representative with securities and financial planning offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, member of FINRA/SIPC. Carol Damoth is not affiliated with LPL. $40. Social Ballroom, 26092 John R, MAdiSoN HEigHTS. Carol Damoth 248390-6227.

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 HTS. 586-795-3800. See ad page 27. Yoga - 12pm Yin Yoga, 6:30pm Power Yoga. Soothe Your Soul, oxFord. Info: Hannah 248-236-9855. See ad page 30 30. 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 16. 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, 10 Mile & Schoenherr, in lower level meeting room below Main Entrance. wArren. Info: Ginny 586-940-1634. Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) Session A - 12:30–3pm. 1/23-2/27 (6 sessions). Fun, interactive workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with ongoing health problems (or caring for people with ongoing health problems) to improve their health and manage their symptoms. Two trained leaders conduct the workshop (one or both may have a lifelong health condition). FREE to residents/ non-residents. City of Auburn Hills- Senior Services, Auburn HillS. Info: Senior Fitness Coordinator, Lia 248-370-9353. Registration deadline January 16th.

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Hatha Yoga - 5:30 &-7pm. Gentle -Learn foundational yoga poses. Continuing- Sun Salute & flowing. $9/class. Friendship Park, lAke orion. Pre-register. Suzanne Albert (RYT) 248-802-6025. Slow Flow Yoga with noreen daly CYT - 5:45pm. Also Wed. For beginners to intermediate, this class provides a gentle pace of moving from one posture to the next. Feel invigorated, strengthened, lengthened and focused. First class free, $8/class or 6 class rates. Peace Unity Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. 248-625-5192. See ad page 42. Jen's warm slow flow Yoga- 6:15-7:15pm. Connect with your breath and still your mind in this moving meditation. $12. Powerhouse Gym Yoga Studio, 400 East Brown Street, birMingHAM. Jen Cooper 248-563-7300. Tai Chi Chuan Classes - 6:30-8pm. Enjoy the calm, centered, relaxed state of moving meditation. Mind leads, body follows. Reunite with your personal power and learn to direct your energy. $15. Orchid Leaf Energy Arts, 2290 East Hill Rd #202, grAnd blAnC. Dawn Fleetwood 810-235-9854. Flow Yoga - 7pm. Also Wed-6:15pm & Thu-9:30am. Great for the fit individual wanting to experience a blend of classic yoga combined with asana flow & breath. $12. Jewels Yoga & Fitness, 7355 Hall Rd, dAviSburg. Jules 248-390-9270. See ad page 54. Hot Yoga at Santosha - 8:15 PM-9:15 PM. The room is heated to 95 for this vigorous flow. Hydrate before class. $13. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave, CHeSTerField. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 55.

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 586-751-7500. See ad page 16. gentle Yoga, with rev. Matthew - 10am. Thursdays also. A spiritual, mental and physical practice for developing and tapping inner energy and awareness. Bring practice mat or towel. Free-will Love-offerings received. Peace Unity Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, ClArkSTon, 248-625-5192. See ad page 42. Yoga Pilates Fushion - 5:45-6:45pm. Also Thur. Joining the core of pilates with the mind,body & soul of yoga, all levels. $13.00. Santosha Yoga, 48724 Gratiot Ave, CHeSTerField. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 55.

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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. 586795-3800. See ad page 27. 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 on page 10. MI Holistic Nurses - 7pm-9pm. 3rd Tuesdays only. Nurses and other professionals have the opportunity for CEUs, and educate. FREE. Providence Hospital-Professional Bldg, 16001 9 mile Rd, Southfield. Info: Alice Goodall 586-646-0066. See ad page 53.

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 ad page 27. Foundational Yoga - 10-11am. Energize and relax your mind, body, spirit and heart. $8. Michigan Rehabiliation Specialists, 10860 Highland Rd, Hartland. Tanya 810-623-4755. Adult Women’s and Children’s Domestic Violence Support Groups - 10-11:30am. LACASA: Comprehensive Services Center, 2895 W. Grand River Avenue, Howell. Info: 517-548-1350. Slow Flow Yoga with Noreen Daly CYT - 5:45pm. Also Mon. Beginners to intermediate. A gentle pace of moving from one posture to the next. Feel invigorated, strengthened, lengthened and focused. First class free, $8/class or 6-class rates. Peace Unity Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. 248-625-5192. See ad page 42. Thermogenic Fat Burning - 6-7pm. Learn the Secret: Thermogenic Fat Burning. Free Tasting. A New You in 2012. FREE. Diane Culik MD / ABC Wellness, 37300 Dequindre Ste 102, Sterling Heights. Diane Culik 313-443-1306. See ad page 53. EFT Drop-in Group - 6-8pm. Available to experienced and non-experienced tappers alike. Take advantage of an opportunity to tap in a group setting, learn additional energy psychology tips and techniques to enhance benefits from a skilled certified EFT Practitioner at the affordable price of $20. Confidentiality expected and respected. Call 248-334-9214 for location information.


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.

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.

Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) Session B - 6:30-9pm. 1/25-2/29 (6 sessions). See description on Session A: Monday. No cost to residents or non-residents. City of Auburn HillsSenior Services, Auburn Hills. Info: Senior Fitness Coordinator, Lia 248-370-9353. Registration deadline January 16th.

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 584604-4074.

Hatha Yoga with Tammy - 7:35–8:45pm. Join Tammy every Wednesday for a warm and relaxing evening practice. $14 or class pass. House Of Yoga, 2965 W. 12 Mile Rd, Berkley. 248-556-0992. See ad page 54.

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. Hatha Yoga-Open - 10-11:20am. Learn foundational Yoga poses and continue each week learning posture flow. $9/class. Friendship Park, Lake Orion. Call first: Suzanne Albert (RYT) 248-802-6025. 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. (Extra fee for lunch). Hart Community Center, Davisburg. Info; Sarah 248-846-6558. 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 ad page 27. 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. Discover the Power Within You - 6:30pm. Book study & meditation with Rev. Matthew. 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 Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, Clarkston. 248-625-5192. See ad page 42. 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. 586795-3800. See ad page 27.

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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 - 9am Basic Yoga, 12pm Yin Yoga. Soothe Your Soul, Oxford. Info: Hannah 248-236-9855. See ad page 30. 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 ad page 27. 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. 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.

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. Basic Yoga - 9am. Soothe Your Soul, Oxford. Info: Hannah 248-236-9855. See ad page 30. 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 16.

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.

Ashtanga Yoga with Dave - 10:30–11:30am. Join Dave Tomaszewski on Saturdays for a fluid and powerful Ashtanga practice. $14 or class pass. House Of Yoga, 2965 W. 12 Mile Rd, Berkley. 248-556-0992. See ad page 54.


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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 23.

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 16.

acuPunctuRE & PaIn ManaGEMEnt Hyo Kim, M.D. • 586-939-7223 Board Certified Acupuncturist 37800 Mound Rd., Sterling Heights

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

acuPunctuRE HEaLtH aLLIancE Susan Burke, OMD, L.Ac 2770 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley 248-582-8888

Specializing in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology Nutritional programs, QiGong and Physiognomy. See ad page 40.

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. See ad page 27.

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.

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 28.

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.


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

Dr. Morningstar is the developer of the TornadoSuit and ARC3D Scoliosis Therapy. His treatment approach has already received national media attention for it's long-term effectiveness. Preventing scoliosis surgery in children, and maximizing pain relief function in adult scoliosis patients. See ad pages 29 & 33.

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

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Experience exceptional Chiropractic without any twisting, cracking or popping. Dr. Cramer is trained in the NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association). Tap into your healer within! Please visit See ad page 30.

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 13.

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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.

The Conscious Connection Center Lake Orion 810-423-7577

Holistic psychotherapy aiming to help individuals release old patterns and build self-awareness using integrated therapeutic approachs creating a stronger connection within for personal growth and healing.

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Life, Health, Career Coach 888-242-8613 •

Want more success from life? Whether for your personal, professional or business success, you will be amazed at your results! Discover how to achieve Success in a life you love to live! Ask about Awesome Retreats! Complimentary sessions always available.

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

Get the best Chiropractic adjustment of your life! We offer a unique, breakthrough, gentle approach to Chiropractic care called Koren Specific Technique (KST). See ad page 27.

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Licensed Life Coach 248-990-1902

Be treated with respect. Manifest more of what you want with increased personal power. Change your state of mind and change your life.

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 of each individual. Visit our website See ad page 19.

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850 W. university, Suite C, Rochester 248-601-3111

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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 16.

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

Education / schools

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Feng Shui Creating Sanctuary 248-547-4965

Holistic General Dentistry 101 South Street, Ortonville 248-627-4934

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 25.

health foods/BEVERAGES Lucky’s Natural Foods, LLC Since 1974, 248-693-1209 101 S. Broadway, Lake Orion Downtown Historic Business District

Whole food vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathy. Supplement savings card, organic groceries, wheat & gluten-free products, Amish poultry & eggs, body care, books, cleaning & pet care. Personalized service, knowledgable staff, special orders.

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Healthy Foods Chef /Teacher Detoxifying Ionic Footbaths Royal Oak, 248-953-9402

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Homeopathic and Natural Approach to Health for Chronic & Acute symptoms including: Seasonal & Environmental Allergies, Headaches, Concentration, Attention issues, Brain Fog, Mold Candida, Itchy Skin, Constipation, Digestion, Muscle, Sinus issues. Hormone Balancing including Menopause, Acne....the list is practically endless. Advanced Computerized testing, EDS, Auriculotherapy, Biofeedback Certifications. • Gift Certificates Available. See ad page 30.

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.

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

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 3.

HPS Advanced Dental care, PC

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

Catherine Hilker, owner

David W. Regiani, DDS, PC

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

Three integrated diploma programs: Naturopathy (ND), Massage Therapy/ Energy Medicine, Master Herbalist. Continuing education, student clinics. Please visit our informative website!

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 9.



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

Kathy and Tom are Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists & members of the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. Offering Personalized individual, group and audo hypnotherapy sessions, golf hypnosis. See ad page 8.

Imagine That Hypnotherapy Jack Dugger, Certified Hypnotherapist 2893 Dixie Hwy., Waterford 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 9.


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

Carpet, furniture and tile cleaning for home and business. Rug cleaning and repair, 24 hour water and fire damage response. New & previously loved rugs. See ad page 19.

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The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years. ~Deepak Chopra

integrative medicine ABC Wellness • Diane Culik, MD

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

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.

At Red Lotus Yoga Studio Rochester Hills Call for appt: 586-243-9090 Thai Yoga Massage, deep tissue, swedish. 19 years experience. Credit cards excepted and gift cards available. Corporate chair massage available. Visit:

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

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.

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 7.

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

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

Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, Healing and Therapeutic Touch. Rain Drop Therapy: S p i n a l m a ssa g e w i t h aromatherapy oils provides antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory action to improve back pain and conditions. See ad page 8.

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

Comprehensive treatment options to maximize your results. Bio-identical hormones, IV nutritionals, HcG weight loss, manipulation under anesthesia, decompression therapy, exercise with oxygen therapy, and cancer therapies. See ad pages 29 & 33.

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Alice Goodall, RN, BSN V.P. MI Holistic Nursing Assoc 586-646-0066

Nutritional counseling/ herbal remendies based on the COMPASS® nutritional assessment. Identify deficiencies in your body in the comfort of your own home. Serving SE Michigan.

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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.

Medical Intuition Becky Stevens Holistic Alternatives, LLC

Stand out in a crowd.

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

Safe, effective options utilizing medical intuition to assess the root cause of disease or dysfunction in the body. Also herbal, homeopathic, JMT and vibropathic remedies. Physician testimonials available. See ad page 18.

Specializing in natural approaches to unresolved gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders.

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Medical spa Timeless Health & Beauty medical spa

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An honest man is always a child. ~Socrates natural awakenings

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.

A man is but the product of his thoughts ­– what he thinks, he becomes. ~Mohandas Gandhi January 2012


nutRItIonaL counsELInG aDVancED nutRItIonaL soLutIons Lee Rossano, CNC Rochester Hills • 248-652-4160 whysuffer.NET

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Lee brings 10 years of clinical experience, the most advanced assessment techniques, and a lifetime of intuitive healing with personalized health plans to help cease suffering. That means better sex, energy, and a greater sense of happiness!

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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 18.

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Lawn/tree care program that offers organic-based fertilizers, Free lawn analysis. Visit



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

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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.

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

Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher. Reiki Classes - Level I, II, Master and Teacher. Ama Deus healing sessions. Life coaching. See ad page 30.

32550 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington 248-737-4100


1639 W Big Beaver • Troy 248-928-1222

FirstLight HomeCare offers complete companion and personal care services for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from surgery, or anyone who just needs a little assistance. See ad back cover.

In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature. ~Wallace Stevens

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nouRIsHED BoDy | satIsFIED souL Deb Klungle • 248-497-4189 Certified Raw Food Chef & Educator

Learn how simple, nutritious, & delicious raw foods can be! Services include customized private instruction & detox support. See ad for current group class schedule, page 10.


Dr. Simon is the owner of Woodside Animal Clinic in Royal Oak, where he practices both alternative and conventional medicine on dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and rodents. He is the author of 4 pet care books. See ad page 35.


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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.

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Organic coloring system. Odorless, ammoniafree, Certified Organic ingredients, no staining or burning. Kera Green Smothing System with organic Keratin. Also featuring Nayo with organic flax and Calendula. See ad page 20.

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People under Dr. Strauchman's supervised HcG protocol are losing 20-30 pounds a month and keeping it off. Mention Natural Awakenings Directory and receive $50 off your HcG Program. See ad pages 29 & 33.

WELLnEss WELLnEss tRaInInG InstItutE

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

A center dedicated to helping you live a better life utilizing medically proven techniques including yoga, bodywork, optimal nutrition and education, with the focus on making our clients experts in their own health & wellness. See ad page 27.

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).

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2221 Livernois, Troy • 248-528-2028

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 pages 3 & 7.

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

7355 Hall Rd., Davisburg 248-390-9270

Something for everyone. Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Fitness, Private instruction, Massage, Mediation, Workshops, Discussion groups a n d m o r e . WA L K INS AVAILABLE OR CLASS CARDS. NO EXPIRATION.

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