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6 newsbriefs

12 communityspotlight

13 healthbriefs

17 globalbriefs

21 ecotip

27 healingways


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.


Realize Your Purpose and Feed Your Soul

29 wisewords

by Lisa Marshall


31 consciouseating


34 fitbody

36 naturalpet


38 healthykids

42 calendarofevents 45 ongoingevents



47 classifieds

Daily Tips with Staying Power by Kathleen Barnes


Jack Canfield Shares Insights on Creating Success by Linda Sechrist

48 naturaldirectory

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Special Drinks Help Make a Party Memorable

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Trade Energy Snack-Attacks for a Daily Dose of Exercise


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What to do When Kitty Breaks Housetraining

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Top Cold and Flu Fighters for Children by Dr. Lauri Grossman

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letterfrompublishers It's not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing, that matters. ~ Mother Theresa


ccording to a recent study by the nonprofit, as reported by Lisa Marshall in our feature article this month, as many as 9 million people ages 44-70 have already transitioned into "encore" careers that combine purpose, passion and a paycheck. And another 31 million would like to. We can relate to that. 9 years ago this month we left a successful corporate career to publish Natural Awakenings. It was a risky undertaking, to say the least, but we were driven by the need to follow a path upon which we were passionate, helping others live a healthier lifestyle. Fortunately, we're happy to report, it has ended up being everything, and more, that we had hoped for and imagined. We wouldn't do anything different, confronted with the same decision again. We see this same thing happening all the time in our community. Our "niche" is one that draws many of you with the same desire to follow your passion too. Whether it's the desire to do something different, the need to replace a lost income or job, or young people choosing the healthy living category as a career, we see many new businesses and practices opening throughout our market by people with a passion for what they are doing. Since we're connected to another 85 or so Natural Awakenings publishers in the US and Puerto Rico, we find the same is true throughout the country. We encourage you to check out the feature article this month and take the Passion Test that's part of it. It's a powerful, yet easy, way to help you make sure you're always following your passion. Beginning in January 2013, we're launching a new ancillary to our business. We've been producing expos regularly since 2005 and have decided upon a new direction for that arm of our company. To explain a bit more, "back in the day," when we began doing expos, there weren't many being produced, so we filled a void, so to speak. Now, however, we're glad to say that expos, festivals and fairs abound! So many, in fact, that we feel producing them ourselves is no long necessary, when we can accomplish the same results by supporting those that now exist in the community. We thank all of you who both exhibited and attended our events over the years. Now the news: we've decided to launch a regular seminar series at locations throughout our East Michigan community that will give businesses and practitioners a live venue to share their knowledge and expertise, thus helping our readers. We found at our expos that the speakers were the main attraction, and one could say that this seminar series is simply a "morphing" of the expos into something "new and improved." Watch for details in our December issue. So until then, stay happy and healthy...naturally!

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igunLiving has been selected to as a Michigan provider of the innovative Venous Blood Pressure Modulation (vBPM) bed called a Kinetic ReclinerTM. The bed is designed to reduce and or eliminate the symptoms of diseases and other conditions which are impacted by the lymph and circulatory system. "The Kinetic Recliner gives new hope to individuals suffering from the debilitating effects of Diabetes, severe wounds, Neuropathy, Parkinson’s Disease, closed head injuries and many more," explains Amy Wellein of MigunLiving. "If you’re one of the half million people who suffers from symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease; or one of the 14 million people diagnosed with diabetes and endures painful neuropathy, poor blood flow to your feet, or raw, long-lasting infections; you need to try the Kinetic Recliner." Amy and David Wellein purchased MigunLiving in January 2012. "We are continually looking for ways to help people who are looking for natural ways to bring their bodies back into balance so that it can heal itself," she says. "Call us to arrange for a FREE session and discover for yourself how this rhythmically-moving, device may contribute to your sense of well-being and relieve your symptoms. Imagine how you might feel, afterwards." MigunLiving is located at 725 S. Adams Ste. 100, Birmingham. For more information or a free session on the Kinetic Recliner, call 248-203-7744 or visit MigunLiving. com. See ad page 45.

Royal Oak Yoga Studio Celebrates 15 Years

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n 2013, Royal Oak's Namaste Yoga will be celebrating their 15th year of offering yoga to the Royal Oak community. They will offer events througout the year, including 200hr & 500hr Teachers Training begnning in January. "We're celebrating 15 years of the most diverse offering of yoga in the Detroit Metro area," explains Linda Makowski, owner of Namaste Yoga. "We are have been voted Detroit's Favorite Yoga Studio five times, 2011 being the most recent. We are the first yoga studio to offer Yoga Alliance teacher training in 2000 and we are the first to offer an Advanced Yoga Studies Program for a 500hr teaching certificate with the Yoga Alliance." Namaste Yoga is located at 309 S. Troy St., Royal Oak. For more information on classes or the Teachers Training, call Linda K. Makowski at 248-399-9642 or visit See ad page 12.

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Clawson Practice Introduces Facial Acupuncture

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lice Thomas, of Alice Huang's Healing House, is announcing her new location in Clawson and the introduction of Facial Acupuncture to the services offered. Facial Acupunture, performed by Diana Penchoff, offers the benefits of a non-surgical face-lift.

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Diana Penchoff "Diana, known as the 'gentle acupuncturist' by her patients, has been involved in the healing arts for over 20 years," explains Thomas, "In 2001, she began working in a naturopath's office, which offered Acupuncture Therapy and was astounded at how this therapy enhanced the lives of patients. In 2005, she began her studies at the Oshio College of Acupuncture & Herbology of British Columbia under Alice Huang. She also trained in Facial Rejuvenation and Body Resculpting, a method which can help assist women with infertility issues, also under Alice Zhang, in New York City." "Diana is also skilled in Facial Guasha," says Thomas, "a ritual which can help an individual keep their face and body rejuvenated. She recently received her certification becoming an Acupuncture Detox Specialist with the National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA)." Alice Huang's Healing House opened their new Clawson office this month and also has a location inside Total Health Foods in Wyandotte. Alice Huang’s Healing House is located at 1311 N Main St, Clawson. For more information, call 313-418-8161 or visit See ad page 3.

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rom November 12-17th, Van Every Family Chiropractic Center, located in Royal Oak, will be holding a canned food drive. Visitors can bring in canned goods to receive chiropractic care and prizes. "This is our 4th annual canned food drive," says Denelle Yeager of Van Every. "Donations are going to Forgotten Harvest, which has been driving hunger from our community since 1990." Van Every Family Chiropractic Center is located at 4203 Rochester Rd. ( 13 1/2 Mile / look for 3 ft hot pink brick wall). For more information, call Denelle Yeager at 248-616-0900 or visit See ad page 39.

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hopra Center Instructor Leilani B Ware, R.N., B.S.N. is teaching Primordial Sound Meditation; as developed by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D., Co-founders of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing. The event will be held at the Minds Eye Book Store and Wellness Center in Sterling Heights on Saturday and Sunday, November 17th and 18th, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. "It's a myth that 'stopping your thoughts' is necessary in order to meditate," explains Ware. "Instead, meditation is the timeless and proven tool that helps you interrupt your constant flow of thoughts, and tap into the quiet that already exists beyond your thoughts."

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Leilani Ware & Deepak Chopra "Meditaion," she says, "will help to manage anxiety and stress, increase focus, deepen and transfor relationships, increase energy/decrease insomnia, diminish challanges and obstacles and enjoy life on a daily basis." The cost of the event is $345 and includes lunches, booklet and more. Register by November 7th and receive $75 off. There is also a "Bring-A-Friend" special to receive $50 off. Class size is limited, so early registration is recommended. Minds Eye Bookstore and Wellness Center is located at 81 Macomb Place, Mt. Clemens. For more information, or to register, call 248-342-9913 or visit See ad page 43.

Watershed Story Presentation in Madison Heights


n Wednesday Nov. 7th, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., the Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) will hold a free Watershed Story presentation at Red Oaks Nature Center. Registration is required. Attendees will learn about the history of the Clinton River Watershed, current issues and future projects. Participants will discover how each of us can make a big difference in the health of our creeks, lakes, drains & rivers by making small changes in our landscaping and home practices. The Clinton River watershed covers 760 square miles through four counties (Macomb, Oakland, Lapeer, and St. Clair). From its headwaters in Springfield Township, the Clinton River travels 80 miles and eventually empties into Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township. Over 1.4 million people live in the watershed’s 60 communities.

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newsbriefs Natural Health & Eco Fest In Livonia


chieving vibrant health and transforming lives and the world in a positive way were the life’s work of the late Dr. Ann Wigmore, a pioneer in the field of raw, living foods. The Natural Health & Eco Fest, taking place Sunday, November 11, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. at Laurel Manor in Livonia, is dedicated to the memory of “Dr. Ann” and aims to celebrate and teach about the healing power of raw and plant-based foods and a natural, eco-friendly lifestyle through lectures, food demonstrations, samples, exhibits and more. Tickets are $15 when purchased in advance or $20 at the door. “The intention of the Natural Health & Eco Fest is that attendees walk away with the knowledge and inspiration for achieving optimum health, physically, mentally and spiritually,” says event organizer Joyce Oliveto, a certified nutritionist and naturopath who, as a former student and friend of Dr. Ann’s. Highlighting the event are talks by author and teacher Viktoras Kulvinskas, widely considered to be “the father of living foods” who co-founded the landmark Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston with Dr. Ann; and Brian Clement, Ph.D., a leading expert in the natural health field and current director of Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Fla. Joyce Oliveto will also speak, as will Joel Kahn, M.D., cardiologist and corporate director of wellness for Detroit Medical Center and Terri VanDale, certified nutritional microscopist. Along with food demonstrations, samples and a food court will be health- and eco-friendly exhibitors and artisans. Attendees can also view documentaries and archived videos of Dr. Ann Wigmore and her groundbreaking work with wheatgrass juice and living foods. In addition to speaking, Dr. Clement will present an optional, in-depth workshop on how chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer and fibromyalgia can be conquered with a diet of organic, vegan, living foods. Laurel Manor is located at 39000 Schoolcraft Rd., between Newburgh and I-275 in Livonia. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the Ann Wigmore Memorial initiative in Lithuania. For details and tickets, visit See ad page 28.

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n Sunday, November 11th from 11:15 am until noon Sandra A. Chimenti, M.Ed., Owner of Creative Books and Music, L.L.C. will present "Discover Your Real Power to Succeed! Experience the powerful Awakening Process" at the Spiritual Life Center Church in Troy. The free presentation follows the Sunday Service that begins at 10:00 am.

Sandra A. Chimenti "This unique visualization exercise guides you to go from where you are to where you want to be," explains Chimenti. "I will guide you to use this guaranteed approach to release stress and help you achieve your goals. Learn how to use real power to create your happiness and success in your life. If you’ve tried other techniques, this is the one that really works!" Chimenti is author of the inspirational book The Real Me: Awakening Your True Self. Chimenti shares empowerment presenatations for churches, schools, businesses and individuals; and offers networking events. A book-signing will follow her free presentation. The Spiritual Life Center Church is located in the Michigan State University Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy. For more information, call 586-996-8660 or visit

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evive! DC Thai Massage will be locating inside of Acupuncture Health Alliance in Birmingham’s Dewitt Salon Building beginning November 1st. This new service is being offered by Debora Collins, a practitioner who began her orientation with this ancient energetic healing modality while on a personal journey for relief from long held discomforts and pain throughout her musculoskeletal system. She began formally studying and learning the practice in 2006. Previously home-based, this move provides Collins a permanent location. "I do Thai Massage," says Collins, "in part due to the beneficial effects for both the client and the practitioner, as well as to spread the healing joy that Thai Massage can offer. It is relaxing and invigorating." Thai Massage, often referred to as Thai Yoga Massage, is performed in loose fitting clothing traditionally on a comfortable large floor mat, or can be adapted to the table. It uses rhythmic Debora Collins pressure along the energy meridians of the body in combination with the stretching of joints, tendons, and muscles to release stagnant energy and tension. Benefits can include relief from pain and muscle tension, heightened energy levels, improved circulation and lymphatic flow, and increased sense of serenity and body-mind connection. "Thai Massage is great for all ages and fitness levels," Collins says.

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Party With a Purpose Fundraiser To Help Pay for Yoga Classes for MS Patients


n November 10th Mindy Eisenberg will celebrate others who support folks with MS at a gala fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF), which supports therapeutic yoga and whose mission is service and education-based. Eisenberg teaches four weekly therapeutic yoga classes for MS patients, reaching an average of 100 students every year. Eisenberg’s students arrive with a range of symptoms, from a movement disorder to full-fledged Multiple Sclerosis. The poses and lessons of yoga help keep her students nimble and stave off muscle tightness that often develops with MS. “Party With a Purpose,” Eisenberg’s MS fundraiser on November 10th, will honor four special MS nurses who specialize in MS, from four leading MS treatment centers: Mickey Cochran, RN, MSCN, of Detroit Medical Center, Suzanne Croll, RN, MSCN, of Henry Ford Hospital, Kathy Bennett, RN, MSCN, at University of Michigan Health System, and Margie Leonard, RN, MSCN, MIND Center.

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r. Madhu Subnani of Timeless Health & Beauty Medical Spa in Rochester Hills has a new offering that will help you turn back the hands of time – stem cell and cell therapy. This new procedure is a great advance in medical technology because there is no downtime, no side effects, no scarring, and it can be done in the same office on the same day. The secret behind this new method is using the patient’s own blood to produce platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) which is then infused back into the body to regenerate cells and encourage new cell growth. PRP can regrow cells, including skin, collagen, blood vessels, nerves, and ligaments. “This is truly the latest advancement in regeneration,” said Dr. Subnani. “We’re processing the patient’s growth process and reinfusing it into the same patient.” Dr. Subnani has been fully trained and certified to use this technology. It is most commonly used in the nationally acclaimed Vampire Facelift, as showcased on The Doctors, ABC News, and other news outlets. With the Vampire Facelift, patients get better results for longer periods of time than with just fillers alone. Dr. Subnani also uses this technology to help with joints issues. The procedure can be used on any joints and she urges patients considering surgery to look into this option first. The treatment is very effective for those suffering from arthritis pain and can give patients a new option for controlling pain and regaining movement. The procedure is simple and requires just a few injections: 1) Dr. Subnani draws blood from the patient, 2) Dr. Subnani uses a patented technology to produce PRP – the growth factor that produces and activates stem cells, and 3) Dr. Subnani injects the PRP into the patient’s joints or any other areas where

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hrimp cocktail is a popular holiday appetizer, but may not be the healthiest menu choice. Researchers at Texas Tech University have found evidence of antibiotics in samples of farm-raised shrimp of international origin imported onto U.S. grocery shelves. The antibiotics present included nitrofuranzone, a probable human carcinogen. Two samples of the seafood tested in major cities contained levels of nitrofuranzone that were 28 and 29 times higher than the amount allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Domestic shrimp harvested from the Gulf of Mexico also contained carcinogens and toxicants, according to a recent article by Equally unsettling, most farmraised shrimp is far from sustainable, says Oregon researcher J. Boone Kauffmann, who estimates that 50 to 60 percent of shrimp farms worldwide are built on cleared mangrove areas. The shrimp produced from these farms have a carbon footprint up to 10 times higher than beef from cows raised on cleared Amazon rainforest areas.

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studying nearly 1,000 men and women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, researchers at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine found that consumption of dietary trans fatty acids (dTFA) was significantly associated with greater aggression and irritability. The study, led by Associate Professor Dr. Beatrice Golomb, provides the first evidence linking dTFA with adverse behaviors, ranging from impatience to overt aggression. Analysis of participants’ baseline dietary information and behavioral assessments were adjusted for sex, age, education and use of alcohol or tobacco products. The new finding strengthens health experts’ recommendations to avoid eating products like margarines, shortenings and prepared foods that contain trans fats and to steer clear of serving them in schools and other institutions. Source: PLoS One

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Nuts Help Neutralize Metabolic Syndrome


ccording to the World Health Organization, metabolic syndrome— linked to inflammation and oxidative stress that increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease— affects 25 percent of U.S. adults and 20 percent of adults worldwide. A nut-rich diet may offer some protection. Researchers at the University of Barcelona, in Spain, discovered that a daily one-ounce serving of mixed nuts, including raw, unpeeled walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts, boosted patients’ levels of beneficial metabolites derived from metabolizing tryptophan (an amino acid), serotonin (a hormone), fatty acids and polyphenols (phytochemicals with antioxidant activity). Their findings support the hypothesis that nuts can help prevent metabolic alterations that lead to chronic disease.

EFT Relieves Veterans’ PostTraumatic Stress


motional Freedom Technique (EFT) uses tapping along acupuncture meridians to relieve stress so the body can resume the natural function of self-healing. Through the Veterans Stress Project (, the therapy is now being used and tested with veterans exhibiting posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms such as insomnia, anger, grief and hypervigilance.

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study by investigators at the Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, concludes that antibiotics typically prescribed for sinus infections aren’t any more effective than inactive placebos. “Patients don’t get better faster or have fewer symptoms when they get antibiotics,” says Dr. Jay F. Piccirillo, a professor of otolaryngology and the study’s senior author. He adds, “Our results show that antibiotics aren’t necessary for a basic [acute] sinus infection—most people get better on their own.” The researchers do suggest treating symptoms such as pain, cough and congestion and carefully watching to see if further treatment is necessary.

More Americans are Eating Fresh


t’s official: Americans are eating more fresh foods than they did five years ago. A recent survey of 800 U.S. adults by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation reports that more than 68 percent of respondents say they eat more whole grains, fruits and vegetables than they did in 2007. Farmers’ markets and stands attracted 70 percent of the survey participants, although only 14 percent regularly shop at such venues. More good news: 64 percent of the respondents agree that it’s very important that produce be grown in an environmentally friendly way and also important that the fruits and veggies be organic.


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A study by the nonprofit Soul Medicine Institute has shown that more than 86 percent of vets that used EFT have resolved most of their PTSD symptoms; the researchers also report that, on average, their pain diminished by 68 percent. Dr. Steve Manire, a chiropractor and EFT practitioner in Little Rock, Arkansas, states, “Too many of our nation’s veterans are left believing that they have to live with stress for the rest of their lives when they return from their tours of duty.” He asserts that many find significant relief with EFT. The Veterans Stress Project will connect veterans dealing with posttraumatic stress with EFT practitioners across the country for six sessions at no cost. Email Deb Tribbey at

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How Does What I Eat Affect My Oral Health?

ecently I was reading a few of the great resources available to everyone about oral health sponsored by The Academy of General Dentistry. The AGD is an excellent resource for information for anyone interested in learning more about Oral Health. I came across one article in particular that I felt was worthy of sharing. You can find more of the AGD’s oral health topics and articles at You may be able to prevent two of the most common diseases of modern civilization, tooth decay (caries) and periodontal (gum) disease, simply by improving your diet. Decay results when the teeth and other hard tissues of the mouth are destroyed by acid products from oral bacteria. Certain foods and food combinations are linked to higher levels of cavitycausing bacteria. Although poor nutrition does not directly cause periodontal disease, many researchers believe that the disease progresses faster and is more severe in patients whose diet does not supply the necessary nutrients. Poor nutrition affects the entire immune system, which can increase your risk of developing many disorders. People with immune systems that are compromised have been shown to be at higher risk for periodontal disease. Research has also shown a link between oral health and systemic conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. So eating a variety of foods as part of a wellbalanced diet may not only improve your dental health, but increasing fiber and vitamin intake may also reduce the risk of other diseases. How can I plan my meals and snacks to promote better oral health? Eat a well-balanced diet characterized by moderation and variety. Develop eating habits that follow the recommendations from reputable health organizations such as the American Dietetic Association and the National Institutes of Health. Choose foods from the five major food groups: fruits, vegetables, breads and cereals, milk and dairy products and meat, chicken, fish or beans. Avoid fad diets that limit or eliminate entire food groups, which usually result in vitamin or mineral deficiencies.

Always keep your mouth moist by drinking lots of water. Saliva protects both hard and soft oral tissues. If you have a dry mouth, supplement your diet with sugarless candy or gum to stimulate saliva. Foods that cling to your teeth promote tooth decay. So when you snack, avoid soft, sweet, sticky foods such as cakes, candy and dried fruits. Instead, choose dentally healthy foods such as nuts, raw vegetables, plain yogurt, cheese and sugarless gum or candy. When you eat fermentable carbohydrates, such as crackers, cookies and chips, eat them as part of your meal, instead of by themselves. Combinations of foods neutralize acids in the mouth and inhibit tooth decay. For example, enjoy cheese with your crackers. Your snack will be just as satisfying and better for your dental health. One caution: malnutrition (bad nutrition) can result from too much nourishment as easily as too little. Each time you eat, you create an environment for oral bacteria to develop. Additionally, studies are showing that dental disease is just as related to overeating as heart disease, obesity, diabetes and hypertension. So making a habit of eating too much of just about anything, too frequently, should be avoided. When should I consult my dentist about my nutritional status? Always ask your dentist if you're not sure how your nutrition (diet) may affect your oral health. Conditions such as tooth loss, pain or joint dysfunction can impair chewing and are often found in elderly people, those on restrictive diets and those who are undergoing medical treatment. People experiencing these problems may be too isolated or weakened to eat nutritionally balanced meals at a time when it is particularly critical. Talk to your dental health professional about what you can do for yourself or someone you know in these circumstances. For more information about HPS Advanced Dental Care and Dr. Heather Pranzarone Stratton or to reserve time with her practice, call 248-652-0024 or visit They are located at 4741 24 Mile Road, Suite C, Shelby Township.

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‘My worst fears have come true; what am I going to do now?’ It makes you realize you will only find true success when you follow your passion,” she says. Readnower represents what some see as the silver lining in these challenging economic times. At a time of high unemployment, when some can’t find a job and others are working grueling hours to compensate for laid-off coworkers, many Americans are stepping off the corporate hamster wheel and sincerely asking themselves: “What is my purpose here, and how can I realize it?”

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ethos. Yet those that specialize next career shift. It has also It is not how in helping people find more led to willing trade-offs much you do, in buying less and doing meaningful lives say this group currently counts among their but how much more for oneself. best and most focused cus According to the 2010 love you put tomers. MetLife Study of the “We are at a time in into the doing, American Dream, 77 perthe world when it is more cent of Americans now that matters. say that achieving their socially acceptable to follow your passions,” says Janet big dream comprises ~ Mother Teresa Attwood, whose Passion Test improving the quality of workshops—established in their lives by strength2004—are welcoming more people than ening personal relationships. As for ever. “In my day, my dad was so freaked millennials, 39 percent say they already out I’d end up homeless that he sent me have what they need. Also, those that to business school so I would learn how feel growing pressure to buy more and to type. Back then, parents never asked: better material possessions has dropped ‘What turns you on?’” from 66 percent in 2006 to well below That’s a shame, remarks Frederick, half today. because first hints at our purpose often “Plenty of people have already bubble up in our youth. “I believe all of started down this path. They’re growing us know at some point what our gift is, vegetables, raising chickens and keeping but we often bury it and say, ‘I have to bees. They’re building their own homes, fit in and get a job with benefits and a often with the help of friends and neighgood paycheck.’” There is an alternative. bors,” writes Boston University Sociology Professor Juliet Schor, Ph.D. In her groundbreaking book, Work and Consume Less, Plenitude: The New Economics of Live More True Wealth, she argues that contrary Attwood stresses that living in line with to many economists’ assumptions, a one’s passion isn’t just about work, shorter work week and smaller econnoting, “It’s about your relationships and friends, your spirituality and health, omy is better for society as a whole. More, such a lifestyle, “allows people what you consume and where you to build stronger social connections, choose to live…” She asks clients to write down five maintain their physical and mental life-defining passions (see sidebar) and health and engage in activities that are use them as a guidepost. “Whenever more creative and meaningful.” you are faced with a choice, a decision or an opportunity, choose in favor of Any Example Proves your passion,” she counthe Rule sels. Attwood has observed Ever since childhood Purpose firsthand how success often days of helping her follows, because, “When concentrates your mother make clothing you choose in favor of the for the family, Juliette things that have the great- effort and energy Bastian has had a pasest, deepest meaning for sion for fashion design. on what’s you, the universe supports Her love of dancing important; you dates back to watching you more than if you are just tepid and neutral about American Bandstand. become something.” But when it came to For some, that has effective by being choosing a career, meant working fewer hours “There was always this for less pay, in order to al- selective. Nothing trigger that went off in low more time for clarifying energizes like a my head that said, ‘You meditation, family dinners, need to make money,’” clear purpose. volunteering at a local shelshe explains. ter, taking a long-yearned-for ~ Rick Warren, from The By her mid-40s, this dance class or planning the San Dimas, California, Purpose Driven Life

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Signature cocktails have become a holiday specialty of Andrea Currie, who recently appeared on the Discovery Channel’s Craft Wars. “A cocktail is kind of like a dessert,” says the San Diego, California, creativity specialist. “You don’t have one every day, and when you do have one, you want it to be really, really good.” Moreover, she adds, “When you make cocktails by hand, you get to control the ingredients.” Currie blogs and crafts at Hand, with her husband, Cliff. His becoming gluten-free three years ago prompted her to develop her gluten-free Mistletoe Mojito, using rum distilled from sugar cane, rather than grain. Pear juice, fresh strawberries and mint combine for a fresh-tasting and festive concoction. Signature cocktails can build excitement for holiday get-togethers, notes Rathbun. “Plan on serving only two or three signature drinks, plus having wine, beer and a nice nonalcoholic option,” he suggests. “If you start mentioning these drinks on the invitations to whet people’s appetites, you give your celebration more personality from the get-go and help ensure a memorable holiday party.” Award-winning cookbook author Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFood


“The best, and most simple, way to have better cocktails is to use fresh juice,” says author A.J. Rathbun. This recipe is adapted from his Champagne Cocktails. Yields 4 servings

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Yields 2 servings 3 large mint leaves 2 fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered 3 oz (two jiggers) spiced rum 4 oz (½ cup) pear juice or nectar Ice for cocktail glasses Splash of carbonated lemon-lime beverage Slices of fresh pear and mint sprigs for garnish 1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint and strawberries with rum, using a wooden muddler or a wooden spoon.

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C ARDIO BUZZ Trade Energy Snack-Attacks for a Daily Dose of Exercise by Debra Melani


nergy is a hot commodity today, with online ads and storefront posters for so-called energy products shouting, “Feel the rush,” “Revitalize your mind,” and “Re-think the way you re-energize.” People are reaching for these artificial jolts in record numbers, but many buzz-seekers don’t realize they have free access to a much better energy shot: exercise. Experts across the board agree that we would be wise to trade in our

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lattes and high-calorie power bars for a regular lunch-hour walk, because of the many happier returns exercise provides. One in four Americans experiences energy-sapping fatigue at any given time, according to Tim Puetz, Ph.D., of the National Institutes of Health, who has published studies on the exerciseenergy link. Although it’s a difficult response to measure, more than a dozen studies from institutions such as Duke University and The University of North

Carolina have shown that regular physical activity can reduce fatigue by about 40 percent, says Puetz. “If exercise were a pill, it would be like the magic pill of all time,” remarks James Hill, Ph.D., executive director of the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Research suggests that exercise enhances nearly every system in the body, he says. “But you have to walk on that treadmill; you can’t just sit on it.” Exercise burns calories, while energy drinks and snacks add them. Plus, unlike caffeine and other stimulants, exercise improves sleep (as long as it’s not too close to bedtime), points out Patrick O’Connor, Ph.D., co-director of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at the University of Georgia, and Puetz’s research partner. Periodic exercise can prevent people, often fatigued because of insufficient sleep, from falling into a vicious cycle. “When I roll out of bed in the morning, I’m not reaching for a cup of coffee,” Puetz says. “I’m reaching for my sneakers. I do a morning run every day and the days I don’t get it in, I can feel the difference.” A workout can boost mood, relieve stress, improve cognitive function and generate new connections in the brain, all promoting a sense of energy, Hill notes. Researchers believe that changes in the brain are the most likely reason for the exercise-energy link, according to O’Connor. A recent groundbreaking study led by J. Mark Davis, Ph.D., director of the Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory at the University of South Carolina, found that mice that exercised one hour a day

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for eight weeks, versus mice that lounged nearby, developed new brain mitochondria, considered the energy powerhouses of the cells (Journal of Applied Physiology). Researchers knew from human studies that exercise can boost these mitochondria in the muscles, but the brain connection had never been shown. Davis speculates the increase could play a role in boosting exercise endurance by making the brain more resistant to fatigue, plus help individuals feel more energetic. Just getting the blood pumping with a cardio blast can make people feel more energized, Hill contends, because blood supplies oxygen and nutrients that generate fuel for the body. Regardless of the energy connection, researchers note that exercise improves overall health, maintains healthy weight and reduces risk of disease, making it an obvious choice as a double-duty energy boost. “What so many of us do is grasp at things and try to make ourselves feel better in the short-term,” Hill says. “Regular exercise can make us feel better in the long term.” “You don’t have to run a marathon,” Puetz adds. In fact, it’s best not to overdo it, Puetz and O’Connor counsel. Highintensity workouts can drain energy in the short-term, and serious athletes that over-train can even end up in a low-energy, depressed state, they say. Their study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics looked at otherwise healthy, but fatigued, people, finding that both low- and moderate-level exercise produced a similar and significant reduction in fatigue. O’Connor offers a general recommendation, which varies with fitness level, of walking, swimming or cycling at least 10 minutes and up to an hour most days of the week. Even taking two or three 10-minute walks throughout the workday will make an energy difference, Puetz advises. “Anything’s better than nothing,” he concludes. “The bottom line is: If instead of reaching for that cup of coffee, you grab a pair of athletic shoes, you are not only going to experience the desired energy boost, you are going to be living a healthier lifestyle.”

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hen a cat suddenly breaks his or her housetraining there are 2 major possibilities that must be considered. Either your cat’s problem is a physical one and is caused by a disease process or your cat is physically healthy and has a behavioral or psychological problem. To rule out the first possibility of physical disease you need to have your veterinarian thoroughly examine Tommy for evidence of illness. In addition to the physical exam your veterinarian will also need to examine your cat’s urine for the presence of blood, sugar, protein, crystals, red and white blood cells and urinary casts; all of which are evidence that there is a disease process present. It would also be recommended that your veterinarian draw some blood from your cat and perform some basic blood tests to help discover the presence of any underlying pathology. If, after performing the above procedures, your veterinarian feels your cat is physically healthy and that there is no evidence of urinary tract disease, the conclusion that must be that the house-soiling is the result of a behavioral problem. In

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this case, anxiety and stress are usually the main psychological issues. Behavioral problems generally result from various types of stress. For example, if your cat must deal with a stray cat in your yard, the arrival of a new born baby, or a visiting family member, he or she may suddenly begin to urinate outside their liter box. If your house is being remodeled, painted or if new carpeting is being installed it would not be unusual for these stressors to set off a house-soiling problem as well. Litter boxes which are not frequently cleaned of urine and stool can also serve as stressors that can cause your cat to break litter training. Even changing the type of litter you use in the litter box can be enough of a stress to cause the cat to avoid using his or her litter pan. Consequently, deodorizing or clumping litter may not work for certain cats. As a rule of thumb you should provide at least one more litter box than the number of cats in the house. Too many cats kept in the same house may be stressful due to territorial and dominace issues, and stray cats in the neighborhood often threaten a house cats' territorial boundaries. This can cause previously well-trained cats to start urinating on the walls or carpet. Even the lack of psychological stimulation and environmental enrichment can stress your cat and produce urinary tract inflammation. Spend time playing with your cat. It can actually reduce his or her stress and house-soiling. Laser pointers are a great way of exercising your cat by getting him or her to chase after the light. Providing a "jungle jim" play area where your cat can climb to a high vantage point is another great way of reducing stress. If your veterinarian discovers that your cat has a urinary tract disease then antibiotics, urinary acidifier, cranberry extracts and special prescription diets may all help to solve the houses-soiling problem. On the other hand, if the problem turns out to be behavioral, then discovering the specific psychological stressor and eliminating it is the best way to correct the problem. A number of mood-altering anti-anxiety remedies are now available to help cats deal with stress, if that stress can't easily be eliminated in other ways. These substances can be drugs, but I prefer using herbs, Bach flower remedies or homeopathic remedies. Such natural substances are much safer and less problematic than drugs, which may have multiple side effects. So if you have a cat that is upsetting the peace and tranquility of your house with his or her house-soiling, attempt to discover the cause of the problem before you take any drastic action. You may just save your cat’s life and prevent your family from experiencing grief and guilt. Dr. John M. Simon is the owner and only veterinarian at Woodside Animal Clinic in Royal Oak where he has been healing dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, ferrets and pocket pets for over 30 years using both traditional and holistic medicine. He is a past president of the Oakland County Veterinary Association and has served on the board of the American Holistic Veterinary Association. Dr. Simon is the author of 4 pet-care books and has written numerous articles for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Visit his newly revised website at


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Top Cold and Flu Fighters for Children by dr. Lauri grossman


ith the onset of school, parents are stocking up on essentials, including at-home remedies to help keep kids healthy this winter. Natural Awakenings has compiled several leading experts’ best tips.

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“Elderberry syrup is great for coughs,” advises Lennihan. “A study done in Israel showed that elderberry extract is as effective against the flu as Tamiflu.”

Dr. James Balch, a leading natural health expert, urologist and pioneering author in healing nutrition, recommends menus rich in colored fruits and vegetables filled with carotenes. “These foods are potent antioxidants, help with immune function and are involved with the growth and repair of tissues,” he writes. For picky eaters, serve crispy carrot sticks, buttery sweet potatoes and juicy apples.

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Dr. Deborah Gordon, of Ashland, Oregon (, recommends that parents use supplements relied on as basics in the home generations ago: “All children benefit from

Nuts and Seeds

Keep crunchy sunflower seeds within easy reach. High in vitamin E, they help children resist the flu and upper respiratory infections. Brazil nuts are good too, because they are high in selenium that keep bacteria and viruses from replicating.

Healing Herbs

Burke Lennihan, a registered nurse, certified homeopath and author of Your Natural Medicine Cabinet, encourages parents to stock up on garlic, ginger, turmeric and cayenne. “There’s a reason why [these herbs] are so popular worldwide,” she says, “and it’s not just the flavor. They have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and other medicinal properties that modern science is just beginning to document.” Another helpful resource is Healing Spices: How to Use 50 Everyday 38

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fermented cod liver oil.” Although it tastes bad, it’s one of the most effective immune boosters available in a safe and easily absorbable form.

Vitamin D

While protecting skin from direct sun rays is an ongoing concern, current research shows that many children are deficient in the vitamin D sunshine provides. Gordon advises parents, “Ask your pediatrician to test your children to determine if they need supplements.”

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In Treatment Alternatives for Children, Dr. Lawrence Rosen, who practices at the Whole Child Center, in Oradell, New Jersey, notes: “By adding probiotics to vitamin D supplementation, parents can be even more certain to keep the flu away from their children.”

Homeopathy Help

Lennihan maintains that using homeopathy can stop a child’s nascent cold before it blossoms fully. “When your son shows signs of lower energy and just wants to lie on the couch, or your daughter has a mild fever and says her throat is a bit scratchy, those are the times for ferrum phosphoricum,” she says. “The 6x potency will keep the cold from ever developing.” Two pellets, three times a day, works well. If parents miss the early signs of an approaching cold, then arsenicum

album is the homeopathic medicine needed. Lennihan holds that it’s the most useful remedy when a child’s nose is running incessantly. She attests that allium cepa [common bulb onion] is a good backup if a child has an itchy nose or raw red skin under it. Both remedies are best given in 30C potency, two to three pellets three times a day for up to three days, to see if symptoms subside.

Chiropractic Care

Dr. Joseph Passanante, a New York City chiropractor, offers insights based on immunology research that has demonstrated a link between the nervous system and regulation of the immune function. Thus he states, “By aligning the spine and removing nerve interference, chiropractic care enhances immunity, so that good health is maintained.” Receiving regular gentle adjustments can help children ward off illness more effectively, and they will become more limber from the treatments.

Clean Water

Encourage children to wash their hands regularly and drink plenty of fresh water. The Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, advises drinking water, clear-broth soups or warm lemon water with honey to loosen congestion and prevent dehydration. Over-the-counter, water-based saline nasal drops and sprays also can help combat stuffiness and congestion.

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Chicken Soup

Our grandmothers may have been even smarter than we thought. Recent studies at The Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha, illustrate that chicken soup relieves colds in two ways. It acts as an anti-inflammatory by inhibiting the cells that add to inflammation and by speeding the movement of mucus, reduces the time that viruses are in contact with the nose.

Sound Sleep

Dr. Greg Meyer, a Phoenix, Arizona, integrative physician, says the key for parents is to make sure children don’t overexert themselves when they are sick. “Kids need to rest their bodies in order to heal,” he advises. “An extra day of rest can yield a more certain cure and more reliable recovery.” At this point, parents might need some, too. A little tea party or some time cuddled up with a good book might help the whole family feel better. Lauri Grossman, a doctor of chiropractic and certified classical homeopath, practices in New York City, NY. Learn more at and

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Air Quality Around Our Schools - 7-8:30pm. Noted Michigan researcher, Dr. Mohai, will discuss affects of 12 chemicals & carcinogens on respiratory system & cognitive function of school children. FREE. Southeast Michigan Group of Sierra, 38651 Woodward Ave, bLOOmFIELD HILLS. Julie 248-854-2195.


Higher Consciousness in a Spiraling Universe: Awaken to Soul Essence - 7-8:30pm. Learn what’s aligning December 21, 2012 and how to access higher consciousness energy and information coming to human energy field. Based on Kiera Laike’s, PhD, Embodied Meditation principles. $15. SOUTHFIELD. 248-880-9382. The Eights Limbs of yoga - 7:30-9pm. Deepen your understanding of the larger context of yoga through exploring the 8 limbs of Yoga by Master Patanjali, a journey of self discovery. $25. Santosha Yoga, 48774 Gratiot Ave, CHESTERFIELD. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 54.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3 kiddies Class - 2-3:30pm. Chicken noodle soup and they will be making the noodles too! Hands-on, so dress appropriately. $20/person. Fragrance-free building; refrain from any scented personal care products. Limited space/RSVP. Me, My Health & Eyes, LAkE ORION. Info; 248-393-8633. See ad page 15. Juicing for Health with Anca - 10am. Learn about juicing's powerful benefits & see how to juice in this demo led by wheatgrass & sprouts grower Anca Iordachianu. $5. Info, contact Anca directly at 248625-9775. Whole Foods, ROCHESTER HILLS. 248-371-1400.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Super Nutrition For babies - 1–3pm. Join us as author Katherine Erlich signs copies of her book which gives parents the latest science-verified nutritional recommendations for feeding their child. Book will be available for purchase. Whole Foods, ROCHESTER HILLS. 248-371-1400.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 bountiful blessings week – Thru Sat 11/10. Bence Chiropractic WELLNESS Center is hosting a food drive for the Macomb Charitable Foundation. Anyone can help but 1st time clients will receive a complimentary consultation, full professional examination, x-rays (if necessary) and scans; for a paper bag filled with non-perishable, non-expired food items. STERLING HEIGHTS. Info/Appt: 586-978-9900 to schedule an appointment. See ad page 10.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 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. $5. Wheatgrass and Sprouts, 1925 West Maple Road, TROy. Anca Iordachianu 248-625-9775.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Nuview Nutrition LLC 'Tis The Season To DeStress' Holiday Survival workshop - 7-9pm. If you are burning the candle at both ends, have increase waist circumfrance, are easily distracted, anxious, trouble sleeping, headaches or have hormonal issues this workshop is for you. $20. Transformation Wellness Center, 1147 E. Long Lake Rd, TROy. Register/RSVP 248-766-2210. See ad page 12. better Health Now and for the Future - 6;308:30pm. Ann Heusted, RN and FirstLine Therapy Program Coordinator, will cover the elements and benefits of the program, which focuses on food, special testing and meeting your goals for a healthier life by using a personalized approach. Conducted in both individual sessions and group meetings. Free Class! Call to register. The Downing Clinic, 5715 Bella Rose Blvd, Ste, 100, CLARkSTON. 248-625-6677. See ad page 8.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Guided meditation Group - 7-8:30pm. Donation. Light refreshments. Fragrance-free building; refrain from any scented personal care products. Limited space/RSVP. Me, My Health & Eyes, LAkE ORION. Info; 248-393-8633. See ad page 15. Girls Night Out - 7:30-9pm. Expect to feel strengthened, relaxed & connected when women come together to support each other through breath, meditation, asana, all levels welcome $25. Santosha Yoga, 48774 Gratiot Ave, CHESTERFIELD. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 54.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Understanding the Chakras - 2-4pm. Understand the theory of chakras & the different ways to balance them as you are led through asanas (poses), mantras, mudras,& meditation. All levels. $25. Santosha Yoga, 48774 Gratiot Ave, CHESTERFIELD. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 54. Embodied meditation Intro - 10am-12pm. Embodied Meditation Intro Class. Experience the power of Embodied Meditation and learn the skills for creating vibrant health and emotions, staying

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grounded, activate your vortex (chakra) powers for transforming your relationships. Unlock your soul potential. $15. Felisha Gold, certified Embodied Meditation Teacher. BSEI, 27752 Franklin Rd, SOUTHFIELD. 248-417-4800. preserved Foods & Cheesemaking - 1-5pm. Learn 7 techniques for food preservation & simple cheesemaking including sour dough,kombucha, sauerkraut & more. Take home samples & starters. RSVP! $25. Strawbale Studio, 2691 Noble Rd, OxFORD. Deanne Bednar 248-628-1887. Raw Foods For Regular people - 7pm. Cost: 2 for $10. Presented by Deb Klungle, Nourished Body|Satisfied Soul. Register at our Customer Service Desk. Whole Foods, ROCHESTER HILLS. 248-371-1400. See ad page 28. Taste of Thanksgiving - 12–3pm. Join us as we sample items from our fabulous Holiday Menu, coupled with our Top 10 wines! Make sure to order your holiday meals and fixings at our Holiday Table while enjoying the incredible tastes of the season! FREE. Whole Foods, ROCHESTER HILLS. 248-371-1400. whole body Swap - Also Sun 11/11. Bring in your conventional bottle of digestive enzymes and we’ll swap it for one from our premium line! Offer is valid for these two days only, while supplies last! FREE. Whole Foods, ROCHESTER HILLS. 248-371-1400.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Discover your power to Succeed - 11:15am12pm. Sandra A. Chimenti author of The Real Me: Awakening Your True Self. FREE. Spiritual Life Center Church, 811 W. Square Lake Road, TROy. Sandra A. Chimenti 586-996-8660. See NewsBrief page 10.


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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 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. Whole Foods, ROCHESTER HILLS. FREE! Call 248-879-1900 to register.

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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. $5. Wheatgrass and Sprouts, 1925 West Maple Road, TROy. Anca Iordachianu 248-625-9775.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Pre-Menopause & Weight Gain Lecture - 7-8:30pm. Presented by Lee Rossano, CNC & Certified Personal Trainer Maria Marino. Macomb Twp residents: $15. Non-residents: $20. Macomb Twp Recreation Center. 586-992-2900. See ad page 26. Eating for the Holidays - 6:45-8pm. Keep your health & weight on track this holiday season. Topics: stress/emotional eating,hunger scale, eating favorite foods without guilt. Must RSVP. $5. Customized Health Solutions, LLC, 30400 Telegraph Rd, Ste 350, bINGHAm FARmS. Julie Koning, RD 248795-5494. See ad page 53. Essential Oil Education - 6:30pm-7:30pm. Kiss cold & flu season GOODBYE! Learn which essential oils are most effective to killing viruses and unwanted bacterial. BE HEALTHY this season! $5. Soothe Your Soul, 2B. South Washington, OxFORD. Dena Holmes 248-303-3611. See ad page 45. Stress: the ‘Silent’ killer - 6pm. Presentation & Complimentary Dinner (value $85) by Dr. Pavel Bence, DC, CCWP, Nat’l speaker, physician and leading wellness coach. Learn to recognize potential health problems before symptoms appear and how to prevent cancer and heart disease. Harness 100X more energy, Dance till you’re 100. Complimentary gifts for attendees. Seating limited! Ike's Restaurant, STERLING HEIGHTS. RVSP 248-608-6589. See ad page 10.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Still fat, sick & tir`ed? - 6-7:30pm. What conventional blood testing doesn’t detect; symptoms doctors don't connect. FREE. ABC Wellness Center, 37300 Dequindre Rd. #102, STERLING HEIGHTS. Dr. Diane Culik 855-669-9355. See ad page 52.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Juicing for Health with Anca - 10am. Learn about juicing's powerful benefits & see how to juice in this demo led by wheatgrass & sprouts grower Anca Iordachianu. $5. Info, contact Anca directly at 248625-9775. Whole Foods, ROCHESTER HILLS. 248-371-1400. Nuview Nutrition LLC- Natural Approaches to Surviving menopause - 7-9pm. Increase you knowlege of menopause symptoms, discover alternatives to control hot flashes, explore methods to avoid weight gain and how to pull it all together for a healthier happier you. $20. Transformation Wellness Center, 1147 E. Long Lake Rd, TROy. Register/RSVP 248-766-2210. See ad page 12. Essential Oil Education - 7-8pm. Kiss cold & flu season GOODBYE! Learn which essential oils are most effective to killing viruses and unwanted bacterial. BE HEALTHY this season! $5. Biggby

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Hatha yoga - 3-4pm. Yoga class linking breath and movement in an easy to moderate flow. Class varies from week to week encompassing tonglen meditation, restorative yoga and flowing yoga series. Great way to relax and unwind from the weeks activities. Instructor: Sue Albert, Certified Yoga Instructor RYT $15. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave., Rochester. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064. See ad page 33. Introduction to meditation - 7:30-9pm. Meditation can relieve your stress, improve your focus and create a better, healthier you. Learn why and how to begin a practice with Jasmin Cromwell $15. Strongheart Yoga, 8373 Old 13 Mile Rd, wARREN. Pattie McCann 248-563-8615. See ad page 54.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Thanksgiving Taste Fair - Join Deb Klungle of Nourished Body & sample simple, delicious, nutritious raw foods. Talk with Anca Iordachianu & taste her sweet wheatgrass juice. FREE. Whole Foods Market, 2880 West Maple Rd, TROy. Dawn Danhausen 248-649-9600. See ad page 28. yoga at the wall - 1:45-3pm. Explore your yoga poses using the wall to provide support, create opening and assist & balance your practice. Create immeadiate alignment, all levels $15. Santosha Yoga, 48774 Gratiot Ave, CHESTERFIELD. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 54. kirtan Concert with Girish - 7:30-9:30pm. Join us for an uplifting evening of music and chanting with Girish! Sanskrit chanting, layered with harmonium, guitar, drums and love = Bhakti Yoga. $20/$25 at door. House Of Yoga, 2965 W 12 Mile Rd, bERkLEy. Abby Bechek Hoot 248-556-0992. See ad page 54. Chakra Energy workshop - 2-4:30pm. In this workshop you will learn more about the chakras (energy centers) through movement (yoga asanas), meditation and energy work. Bring a yoga mat, and journal. Taught by Suzanne Albert RYT. $25. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, Rochester. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064. See ad page 33.

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Empowered Relationship with Food: Intro meditation and Lecture. 10am. Learn to release food cravings and addictions through energetic skills of Embodied Meditation. $15. 27752 Franklin, SOUTHFIELD. Call Abbe Grossman, MA, Certified Embodied Meditation Teacher, 248470-5738. Easy, Eco Aromatherapy - 11am-1pm. Learn to use all natural essential oils for beauty and household needs. Must register. $15. The Claymoor Conference Rm, SOUTHFIELD. Beauty & Bodyworks Day Spa. Christian Monk 248-275-5549. Effects of Stress on the body - 2-4pm. Dr. Diane Buffalin will discuss effects of stress on the body, free table and chair massage will be offerd. FREE. The Claymoor Conference Rm, SOUTHFIELD. Beauty & Bodyworks Day Spa. Christian Monk 248-275-5549. Sourdough bread Class - 2-3:30pm. How to make and feed culture as well as bake the bread. (you will leave with the starter). Hands-on, so

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Gluten-Free Cooking Class! - 7-8:30pm. Have fun learning how to make delicious gluten-free pumpkin pie! Free samples, recipe, and beverage are included! Call $15.00. Richmond Family Nutrition, 67346 S Main St, RICHmOND. to register, space limited. Colleen Tessmer 586-430-4060.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Candle Light yoga with Girish - 7:30-8:45pm. Hatha Candle Light Yoga class led by Abby with live music by Girish. This class will open your body + heart. Space limited. Register early online. $20/$25 at door. House Of Yoga, 2965 W. 12 Mile Rd, bERkLEy. Abby Bechek Hoot 248-556-0992. See ad page 54.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Essential Oil Education - 7-8pm. Kiss cold & flu season GOODBYE! Learn which essential oils are most effective to killing viruses and unwanted bacterial. BE HEALTHY this season! $5. The Minds Eye, 81 Macomb Place, mount Clemens. Dena Holmes 248-303-3611. See ad page 45.


Essential Oils: kids & babies - 7-8pm. Learn how to manage common health issues in babies and children such as constipation, congestion, diarrhea, ear infections , fevers and much more. FREE. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, ROCHESTER. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064. See ad page 33.

Essential Oil Education - 6:30pm-7:30pm. Kiss cold & flu season GOODBYE! Learn which essential oils are most effective to killing viruses and unwanted bacterial. BE HEALTHY this season! $5. Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden Ave, wARREN. Dena Holmes 248-303-3611. See ad page 45.

meditation workshop - 6:30-8pm. Presented By: Dr. Michael Dangovian, D.O. $20. Wellness Training Institute, 39242 Dequindre Rd.Suite 104, STERLING HEIGHTS. 586-795-3600. For details, see ad page 18.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 Thanksgiving Day Donation Class - 10-11am. Start your day of giving thanks for your blessings in life with our all levels class. Donations of nonperishable food items for St. Mary food pantry. Donation. Santosha Yoga, 48774 Gratiot Ave, CHESTERFIELD. Theresa May 586-949-5515. See ad page 54.

Free microCurrent Facelift vIp - 9am-8pm. Free Micro current Facelift VIP event. Come check out what all the HYPE is! Youthful Image Health and Wellness, 3676 Clarkston Rd. Ste A, CLARkSTON. Pre-registration required. Jessica Green 248-693-0101.

Nuview Nutrition LLC- Natural Approaches to Surviving menopause - 7-9pm. Increase you knowlege of menopause symptoms, discover alternatives to control hot flashes, explore methods to avoid weight gain and how to pull it all together for a healthier happier you. $20. Transformation Wellness Center, 1147 E. Long Lake Rd, TROy. Register/RSVP 248-766-2210. See ad page 12.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 Zentangle Art meditation - 7:30-9pm. Zentangle is artistic & meditative; stress-relieving, creative and easy. This is art for the non-artist led by Judy Anderson, Cert. Zentangle Teacher. $25. Strongheart Yoga, 8373 Old 13 Mile Rd, wARREN. Pattie McCann 248-563-8615. See ad page 54.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 1 preparing Nutrient-Dense Foods - 2-3:30pm. How to make and use whey to prepare nutrient dense foods (taste test some foods). Hands-on, so dress appropriately. $20/person. Fragrance-free building; refrain from scented personal care products. Ltd. space/RSVP. Me, My Health & Eyes, LAkE ORION. Info; 248-393-8633. See ad page 15. Juicing for Health with Anca - 10-11am. Learn about juicing's powerful benefits & sample fresh delicious juices. Anca will also share her incredible story about healing herself from cancer. $5. Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Boulevard, ROCHESTER HILLS. Customer Service Desk 248-371-1400.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 Natural Holiday Giftmaking - 1-5pm. Enjoy making your own bees wax dipped candles, holders, decorative matchboxes from local natural materials ! "Give the gift of warmth." RSVP now. $25. Strawbale Studio, OxFORD. Deanne Bednar 248-628-1887.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 Raw Food Tasting: wheatgrass - 5pm-7pm. Talk with Anca Iordachianu of Wheatgrass and Sprouts. Learn how she healed herself from cancer with raw foods. FREE. Whole Foods Market, 2880 West Maple Rd, TROy. Dawn Danhausen 248-649-9600. Raw Food Tasting - 5-7pm. Join Deb Klungle of Nourished Body & sample simple, delicious, nutritious raw foods that you can make at home. FREE. Whole Foods Market, 2880 West Maple Rd, TROy. Dawn Danhausen 248-649-9600. See ad page 28.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 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. $5. Whole Foods Market, 2918 Walton Boulevard, ROCHESTER HILLS. Customer Service Desk 248-371-1400.

primordial Sound meditation 9:30-10:15am. $3 donation. Inner Wisdom, 29231 Northwestern Hwy, SOUTHFIELD. 248-350-1500. See ad page 50.

yin + Restorative w/Shannon - 7:30-8:45 pm. A gentle class to balance and restore body and energy. All bodies welcome. $14 or pass. House Of Yoga, bERkLEy, 2965 W. 12 Mile Rd. Abby Bechek Hoot 248-556-0992. See ad page 54.

yoga - 9:30am & 2:30pm. Truly accessible, heart opening and life enhancing yoga for all age groups, emphasizing restorative and therapeutic principles. $15 walk-in or packages. Wellness Training Institute, 39242 Dequindre Rd Ste 104, STERLING HTS. 586-795-3600. See ad page 7.

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 33.

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. pilates - 10-11am. Creates a balance in the body, flexibility, muscle toning & stress release. $10. Fit Zone for Women, 5217 Highland Rd, wATERFORD. Staff 248-674-9800. See ad page 27.

breastfeeding Info/Support: La Leche League of warren - 10:15 am. 1st Mondays. FREE. St. JohnMac. Hosp. Med. Educ. Ctr, 12000 E. 12 Mile. Enter @ Main Hosp. entrance & turn L. Mtg in 1st bldg on L, Audit. A. wARREN. Info: Ginny 586-940-1634. Chair + a Taste of yin w/Abby - 11am-Noon. This class is for all ages, with limited mobility or range of motion. $14. or pass. House Of Yoga, 2965 W. 12 Mile Rd, bERkLEy. Abby Bechek Hoot 248556-0992. See ad page 54.

Jen's warm Slow Flow yoga- 5:30pm. 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. ON TARGET basic yoga - 7:30-8:45pm. Basic Yoga with a different focus each week. Learn how yoga can help it all $12. Strongheart Yoga, 8373 Old 13 Mile Rd, wARREN. Pattie McCann 248-5638615. See ad page 54.

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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 33.

monthly EFT Group - Second Tue 6-9pm. OAkLAND COUNTy. Details: Annette: 248-334-9214. See ad page 51.

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 7.

kangen water - 7-8pm. 1st/3rd Tues. Benefits of balancing body pH, increase hydration, neutralize free radicals. FREE. MigunLiving, 725 S. Adams Ste 100, bIRmINGHAm. Info: Migun Living 248-203-7744. See ad page 45.

Tong Ren Group Healing Classes - 7-8:30pm. Everyone receives a personal healing and a pi gu weight control experience Donation $10. Tong Ren Healing System, AUbURN HILLS. Linda Kent 248-373-9414. See ad page 51. 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.

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 7.

pilates - 11:30am-12:30pm. Creates a balance in the body, flexibility, muscle toning & stress releases $10. Fit Zone for Women, 5217 Highland Rd, wATEFORD. Staff 248-674-9800. See ad page 27. 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.

First Time Free Slow Flow yoga - 7-8pm. Slow Flow Yoga with Allisen. For beginners and intermediate. Namaste'. $10. Inner Wisdom, 29231 Northwestern Hwy, SOUTHFIELD. Billie Tobin 248-350-1500. See ad page 50. Slow Flow yoga - 7pm. First Class Free, Walk-in $10 or series rates. Inner Wisdom, 29231 Northwestern Hwy, SOUTHFIELD. 248-350-1500. See ad page 50.

Sun/moon Hatha yoga - 7:30-8:45pm. Yin and Yang combine in this popular yoga practice in a serene setting. $12. Strongheart Yoga, 8373 Old 13 Mile Rd, wARREN. Pattie McCann 248-563-8615. See ad page 54.


young At Heart Active Adults Group - 11:30am1:30pm. Lunch at noon ($5/person). Activities such as guest speakers, musical performances, field trips, holiday parties, movies, bingo, games and more! $7 yearly membership. Non-members welcome. Ages 50+ or those with disabilities of any age. Info: Sarah at the Springfield Oaks Parks and Recreation, DAvISbURG. 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 7.

yOGA for men & women - 6-7:30pm. Beginning & Intermediate. Discover how movement and breath help open tight spots in the body. Bring balance to the body. Available for all fitness levels. Bring your own mat or one provided. Taught by Chris Duncan, RYT 8 years Astanga Yoga. $12 drop in. KMAI, 935 Baldwin Rd, LApEER. 810-667-2101.

yoga Class, Intermediate/Advanced Level 3-6 - 7pm. Llife 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 7.

Hatha yoga - 3-4pm. Yoga class linking breath and movement in an easy to moderate flow. Class varies from week to week. Great way to relax and unwind from the weeks activities.Instructor: Sue Albert, Certified Yoga Instructor $15. Rochester Holistic Arts, 118 Terry Ave, ROCHESTER. Kim Leshley 248-895-5064. See ad page 33. 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.

Energetic Flow vinyasa yoga - 6-7:15pm. Fun and challenging yoga in a warm room. Flex, strengthen and breathe easy. $12. Strongheart Yoga, 8373 Old 13 Mile Rd, wARREN. Pattie McCann 248-5638615. See ad page 54.

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.

pilates - 7-8pm. Creates a balance in the body, flexibility, muscle toning & stress relief $10. Fit Zone for Women, 5217 Highland Rd, wATERFORD. Staff 248-674-9800. See ad page 27.

young Living Essential Oils - 7pm-8pm. 3rd Thurs only. Natural alternatives to laboratory drugs. FREE. Migun Living, 725 S. Adams Ste 100, bIRmINGHAm. Info: Migun Living 248-203-7744. See ad page 45.

La Leche League of Lake Orion - 7:30 pm. Evening Series Meeting: 2nd Thursday. Toddler Meeting: 4th Thursday. Babies and children welcome. FREE. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1950 S. Baldwin, LAkE ORION. Tawnya 584-604-4074.

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 7.

Heart2Heart Healing with billie Tobin - 10am. Group healing session designed to release core issues. $20. Inner Wisdom, 29231 Northwestern Hwy, SOUTHFIELD. RSVP 248-350-1500. See ad page 50. pilates - 10-11am. Creates a balance in the body, flexibility, muscle toning & stress release. $10. Fit Zone for Women, 16112 Middlebelt Rd, LIvONIA. Staff 734-525-4636. See ad page 27.

Chair yoga - 12-12:45pm. Can't get to the floor? You can still practice yoga weekly, using a chair. FREE. Strongheart Yoga, 8373 Old 13 Mile Rd,

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Hot yoga - 7:30-8:30am. $13. Santosha Yoga, 48774 Gratiot Ave, CHESTERFIELD. Theresa May 586949-5515. See ad page 54.

vinyasa yoga - 9-10am. Awareness of body through poses building strength and flexibility. Destress $10. Fit Zone for Women, 5217 Highland Rd, wATERFORD. Staff 248-674-9800. See ad page 27. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous 9-10:30am. Recovery program for people who suffer from overeating, under-eating and bulimia. Based on the twelve steps of AA. Open to all. FREE. wATERFORD, at Central United Methodist Church, 3882 Highland Rd. Info. 866-914-3663.

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 33. Chair yoga - 12-12:45pm. Yoga for those with limitations. Sit & breathe with a kind, caring teacher. $12. Strongheart Yoga, 8373 Old 13 Mile Rd, wARREN. Pattie McCann 248-563-8615. See ad page 54.

Rama-Chi - A combination of Chi-Gong and lymphatic Massage FREE. Foundation for Holistic Health Thpy, 31224 Mulfordton #120 FARmINGTON HILLS. Dr. William Brown 248-416-3313. See ad page 52.


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Looking for motivated individuals to join my network marketing team. As a former Automotive Executive, I resigned to enjoy the personal/ financial freedom that doTERRA has to offer simply by sharing amazing, natural products. FREE TRAINING! Dena Holmes. Email: massage Student massages @ $25. Call for times and locations. 248-722-1953. See ad page 19. opportunities - business SEEKING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for a cancer foundation. Please email your resume to the attention of: Directory Administrator - Seeking individual to oversee sales and administration of print and new online directories. Work from home, part time. Excellent residualsbased opportunitiy. Email your background and contact info to: volunteering HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS - Hospice Compassus seeking compassionate individuals in SE Michigan to provide companionship to terminally ill patients and family. Required training provided free. Info: Volunteer Coordinator 248-355-9900. HOSPICE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - Grace Hospice is seeking compassionate individuals to provide companionship to terminally ill patients and family. SE Michigan. Training provided. For information call the Volunteer Coordinator 888-937-4390. I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details. ~ Albert Einstein

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Acupuncture health alliance Susan Burke, OMD, L.Ac 1890 Southfield Rd., Birmingham 248-582-8888

Specializing in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology Nutritional programs, QiGong and Physiognomy. See ad page 43.

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.

ayurveda Troy Farwell MS RAP HHP 115 S. Washington St. • Oxford 248-236-0027

Troy Farwell, MS HHP. R e g i s t e r e d Ay u r v e d i c Practitioner and Herbalist with over 10 years of holistic wellness counseling. Specializing in digestive, stress, sleep issues along with the popular rejuvenation program.

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing. ~ Emo Philips

Bowenwork® MARK ROGERS

1775 E. 14 Mile Rd., Birmingham 248-761-4135

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. ~ John Muir

Oakland, Macomb, Livingston & St. Clair, MI

“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 14.

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Let our team of medical professionals and licensed builders help you remain independent at home with all your Activities of Daily Living needs. FREE in-home assessments and estimates.


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). Ta p i n t o y o u r h e a l e r within! Please visit www. See ad

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.

heALthY heArt & vASCuLAr, PLLC Michael Dangovian, DO, FAAC 39242 Dequindre Ste 103, Sterling Heights 586-795-3600

A unique practice with a blended model for wellness. Full-service cardiology, stress testing, echocardiography, Holter monitoringYoga, workshops. Take control of your health and wellbeing. See ad pages 7, 18, 23 & 28.

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Dr. Anna Saylor, DICCP 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 39.

wILLS FAMILY ChIrOPrACtIC Dr. Jason Wills 5885 S. Main St., Suite 4, Clarkston 248-922-9888


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 page 20.

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 their website at: See ad page 7.

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coaching / Counseling April Shackelford, LMSW Connective Psychotherapy Certified Addictions Counselor Oakland County • 810-423-7577

Henry Ford Maplegrove Center Shannon Rozell, Patient/Partner Liaison West Bloomfield • 248-721-7020

Maplegrove provides a safe environment to sort through substance abuse/addiction issues. We strive to provide each patient quality of care and comfort with dignity.

Healing through empowerment & personal awareness. Uncover the images, beliefs and fears that limit your life. Discover the transformation that lies within you. Why wait to see & feel a change?

Life Coaching Melissa Gray Billie Tobin

Board Certified Alternative Psychology Practitioner 248-789-1980 • In person, Phone session or Skype

Life Coaching by Melissa 248-320-2912

Begin your journey to a better life today! Contact me to discover the benefits of working with a life coach. Your first session is free.

Integrated Spiritual Life Coaching is quantum healing for those who choose to move forward in life to joy and success. Namaste’

Digestive health

Dr. Christine Kaczmar 47729 Van Dyke Ave. • Shelby Township 586-685-2222

Founder of "14-Point Digestion Discovery System" Solutions for Diarrhea, IBS, Constipation, Colitis, etc. When the source of stress is known, the treatment becomes obvious. Dr. Christine uses 100% natural digestive formulas to nourish your body back to health. See ad back cover.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Education / schools The Mental Fitness Center

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

A natural approach to mental and physical health, offering counseling, behavior analysis, coaching, nutrition and physical fitness training, for individuals, couples, families and persons with special needs. See ad pg 33.


Three integrated diploma programs: Naturopathy (ND), Massage Therapy/ Energy Medicine, Master Herbalist. Continuing education, student clinics. Please SCHEDULE, TUITION, CURRICULUM ON WEBSITE.

OM Wellness Institute

Can new clients find you? They can if you're in the Natural Directory. Natural Networking at its best, with rates and options available to fit just about any budget. Being in the Natural Directory allows you to reach the community every month, in the category for your business. That's where readers look when they are seeking solutions!

David W. Regiani, DDS, PC

115 S. Washington St. • Oxford 248-920-6595

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 2.


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

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

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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 17.

OM Wellness Institute is a Nationally Accredited school launching a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) program with emphasis in herbology, ayurveda or aromatherapy. The program is virtual and

Energy healing Emotional Freedom Techniques Services LLC

Annette R. Richards, LMSW, AAMET Level 3 Advanced Practitioner 248-334-9214 •

affordable fees.

Experienced EFT Practitioner offering regular EFT groups to borrow benefits and individual sessions, weekdays, evenings and weekends to learn EFT for personal use;


Gary Blaze • 248-250-1831 2820 W Maple, Suite 232, Troy

Qi Healing Sanctuary provides rejuvenating, relaxing Qi healing treatments by 30 year expert healer and Qigong t e a c h e r, G a r y B l a z e . Treatments: $40. "Gary is the real deal!" ~ Lynne McTaggart.

tONg reN heALINg SYSteM Linda Kent Auburn Hills • 248-373-9414

Tong Ren: A revolution in acupuncture. Private sessions, weekly healing classes. For more information, visit


Dena Holmes, doTerra Representative 248-303-3611 •

Discover the power of nature with Essential Oils that work with your body’s chemistry to create balance/wellness. PURE & POTENT oils are safe/effective – take charge of your own health! Contact us for a free samples! See ad page 45.

FItNeSS / dANCe AwAkeN thrOugh dANCe Teri Sertic 248-444-0842

Mind-body-spirit fitness for women. Ongoing classes, intros, private lessons and home parties. Fun, playful, creative, easy! Call or visit website for more information.


500 East Fourth Street, Royal Oak 248-547-7916 •

Vegan and Vegetarian Gourmet Cuisine in a clean, modern design with natural woods to create a soothing and comfortable dining retreat. Open Tuesday through Sunday. See ad page 8.

LuCkY’S NAturAL FOOdS, LLC Since 1974, 248-693-1209 101 S. Broadway, Lake Orion Historic Business District

W h o l e F o o d Vi t a m i n s , Minerals, Herbs, Homeopathy. Supplement Savings Card, Organic Groceries, Wheat & Gluten-Free Products, Amish Poultry & Eggs, Fresh Amish Turkeys for the Holidays.Personalized service, knowledgable staff, special orders.

Irene Marz Independent Distributor 810-691-1317 •

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Curious why the Wise Men brought Frankincense and Myrrh to the baby Jesus? Why essential oils are mentioned 200 times in the Bible? Call for FREE "Missing Link" CD. (Income opportunities also available).

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880 W. Dryden Rd., Metamora 810-678-3131 or 800-894-3721

We are helping "take Transfer Factor to the World." We also carry top quality herbal and nutritional supplements.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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FeNg ShuI CAtherINe hILker, OwNer Creating Sanctuary 248-547-4965


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

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 26.

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Hypnotherapy Mid-Michigan Hypnosis Center Hypnosis Delivers • 810-423-6541 3280 N. Elms Rd., Flushing

HYPNOSIS to achieve YOUR goals-Lose weight, stop smoking, reduce stress. Offering: VIRTUAL GASTRIC BAND, HYPNO-BAND. Private, couples, family, small group sessions. NEW CAREER? Hypnotism certification courses forming NOW.

integrative medicine ABC Wellness • Diane Culik, MD 37300 Dequindre Suite 102 Sterling Heights • 855-NOW-WELL (855-669-9355)

Holistic Physician: Bioidentical Hormones, natural Thyroid, natural-Anxiety, Depression and ADD. Food allergies, Gluten specialist, yeast; Vitamin, Mineral, heavy metal tests. Cancer screen blood test. Weight loss ice cream and shakes & fat-burning coffee.

Budaj Chiropractic and Nutrition

Longevity Health Institute 1467 E 12 Mile Rd, Madison Heights 248-548-3060 1555 E South Blvd, Rochester Hills 248-459-1139

The Downing Clinic

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

Integrative Internal Medicine practice owned by Board-Certified Internal Medicine physician. Practice emphasizes natural treatments where possible and uses special testing to determine health and nutritional status. Support services onsite include:Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, Rolfing® Structural Integration, Massage, Healing Touch, IV Therapy. Clinic specializes in primary care, natural treatments for menopause and andropause symptoms, Osteoporosis, cholesterol management, Candida, Fibromyalgia. See ad page 8.


Timeless Health & Beauty medical spa 810-724-0480 542 N. Cedar, Imlay City

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 29.

A Functional, Regenerative Holistic Medical Approach. Wellness; Hormone Replacement Therapy, IV Therapy: Vitamins, Chelation, Detox, Adrenal (Cortisol) support; HBOT - Hyperbaric O2. See ad inside front cover.

Natural wellness & Pain Relief Centers


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 20.

massage therapy Vickie Evans, CMT

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

Certified in Massage, Reflexology and Healing and Therapeutic Touch. Also trained in Bowen T h e r a p y. P r o v i d e s combination of therapies as needed or requested by patients. See ad page 8.

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 21.

Medical spa

Isha Foundation 313-451-4742

T h e I s h a Foundation offers meditation and yoga programs designed to help one reach the peak of physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Mental Wellness A Perfect Balance

Debbie Bollen • Jenny Harwood Farmington Hills • 248-254-7827 Holistic, non-invasive brain optimization technology, identifying where brainwave patterns are not functioning at optimal levels. Specializing in: anxiety, memory/focus problems, sleep issues, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, Brain Injury.

Natural/Holistic Health Belle River Naturals

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~ Thornton Wilder

Mary Dunsmore 586-980-9773

Vegan Organic Holistic Health. Essential Oils Synergies, Perfumes & Potions, Vegan Facial Care, Healing Salves & Balms.

Medical Intuition Becky Stevens Holistic Alternatives, LLC

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

Oakland, Macomb, Livingston & St. Clair, MI

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 30.

Foundation For Holistic Health 31224 Mulfordton #120 • Farmington Hills Dr. William N. Brown • 248-416-3313

Dr. Brown is a nationally certified Holistic Health practitioner and teacher. He offers these specialty services: Nutritional Consultation, Lymphatic Massage, Thought Field Therapy, Neurological Integration and Clinical Hypnotherapy.

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The Wellness Counselors

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.

Successfully helping people who suffer from autoimmune diseases or pain to improve the quality of their lives. Treating: PTSD, Anxiety, Depression using EMDR, CBT and Relaxation.

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

Gretchen N. Fleischmann

Natural Wellness & Pain Relief Centers 66787 Gratiot Ave • Richmond 586-727-7500 •


Integrative cancer therapies, for the newly diagnosed, past cancer survivors or those with a history of cancer. Focus on Functional Medicine which involves enhancing wellness by correcting underlying imbalances in the body systems to restore optimal health. See ad page

Laura J. Russell, LLPC, NCC 115 Walnut Suite #2 • Rochester 248-812-9048 •

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. ~ Mark Twain

nutritional counseling advanced nutritional solutions Lee Rossano, CNC Rochester Hills • 248-652-4160 whysuffer.NET

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! See ad page 26.

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

Help heal the world... starting with you! Offering alternative and holistic treatments, therapies and Reiki Classes. Experience a holistic approach to wellbeing; focusing equally on mind, body and spirit. See ad page 15.

Natural Solutions for Digestive Health

Dr. Matthew Marturano, ND • 248-629-0692 245 Barclay Circle, Ste 800, Rochester Hills

A naturopathic physician trained in both conventional and alternative medicine. Metabolic testing with natural remedies including herbs, vitamins, nutrition, and probiotics in order to restore optimal health and function of the digestive system. See ad page 15.


Customized health solutions Julie Koning, RD Royal Oak • 248-795-5494

Integrative/functional nutrition assessment- children and adults, meal plans, food sensitivity and metabolism testing. Ongoing classes–see website. Medicare provider for diabetes /chronic kidney disease (non-dialysis).

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

Waking to a Brighter Future Begins with Light-Filled Holidays Welcome to Natural Awakenings’ special Awakening Humanity issue

Organic Lawncare A-1 Organic Lawns, L.L.C.

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

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

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

We believe in protecting and preserving your family and home environment with natural fertilizers that use the power of nature to beautify your property. See ad page 9.

Bio-Turf, LLC • 810-348-7547

Serving Oakland, Livingston & Genesee

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

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oxygen therapy Hyperbaric Options LLC Royal Oak • 888-426-8123

Portable Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers for Home & Office Use. New, Used, and Rental units available. Onsite delivery and setup available.

Senior Care / services firstlight homecare

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 page 23.

pharmacy Physicians Compounding Pharmacy

1900 S. Telegraph Rd Ste 102 Bloomfield Hills • 248-758-9100


advanced energy therapy

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

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

Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth. ~ Horace

Veterinary 27452 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak 248-545-6630

Dr. Simon is the owner of Woodside Animal Clinic in Royal Oak, where he practices both alternative and conventional medicine on dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and rodents. He is the author of 4 pet care books. See ad page 36.

Pre-Natal Yoga Begins Saturday, November 3rd Visit our website for details and see the calendar in this magazine for more classes.


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

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 page 20.

Wellness Dr. Pavel Bence, DC, CCWP • 248-568-4212 39573 Mound Road, Sterling Heights

National speaker, Physician and leading wellness professional specializes in optimum health, the prevention paradigm, maximizing wellness i n t h e w o r k p l a c e . To schedule a Lunch/Learn Lecture, Health Fair or Computerized Stress Analysis, contact PR Director Caroline or email: See ad page 10.

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Your only local womanowned, compoundingonly pharmacy. Custom medications to meet each patient’s specific needs. Bio-identical HRT, pain management, veterinary, pharmaceutical grade supplements. Consultative services for hormones and nutritionals.


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39242 Dequindre, Ste 104, Sterling Heights 586-795-3600

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 7.

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart. ~ Jane Austen

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).

Strongheart Yoga

8373 Old 13 Mile Rd • Warren 248-563-8615

Whether you are practiced or new to yoga we offer yoga for every body, nearby. Check our schedule for classes on our website.

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