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Life can be full of some pretty serious business. As much as we at Natural Awakenings try to stay light and fun, this magazine seems to take a very somber perspective on the urgent issues of the day. Those who know me realize that my stoic moods often mirror the tone of the magazine, because I take the subject matter very seriously. We considered introducing a comic strip in Natural Awakenings, and while the one we reviewed was cute and very thought provoking, it might have evoked a smile, but never a snicker, guffaw or loud haaaw; no snorts or titters or horrific, silent, convulsive laughs that make tears stream and frighten children who suspect you are having heart trouble. Congress is hardly ever funny. Neither are funerals, for that matter. However, on occasion, I’ve heard people laugh during them, and they always look so guilty when a stifled laugh slips out; but, honestly, what a relief it is to all of us when they do. Hospitals and nursing centers are glum and totally miss the irony and humor of the circumstances, even when everyone is wandering around in gowns with their rear ends exposed. There is a therapy, called Laughter Yoga, that isn’t funny for the reasons you think: In regular yoga, when we—out of shape and wearing too-tight clothes— get into embarrassing postures, trying hard not to think about the now rumbling “taco gordito” we consumed in the car on the way to the studio, you’d think there’d be enough to laugh about then, but Laughter Yoga is just about the laughter itself, and what it does for you. I’ve been thinking about it, and I have been pondering very seriously that there is something very important concerning laughter. South Carolina is a pretty serious place, yet we managed to produce Stephen Colbert as one of our celebrity citizens, someone who actually did get Congress laughing, even during a congressional hearing, perhaps for the first time since the British left. He and others have managed to diffuse serious contentious debate with humor that makes even grumpy, old men running for political office chuckle. If South Carolina’s favorite son, Colbert, moderated the presidential debates, would they be punctuated with laughter and cheers? Could that thwart a war? Could the Middle East become a major source of humor? And could laughter help you heal, not just your spirit, but your body, with full-out shrieks of laughter that get you breathing and releasing stress? Among us “tree huggers,” maybe the “ooohhhmmm” in meditation should be replaced with “hee hee hee.” Can you “down dog” while chuckling? Can you make a raw foods platter look silly? And who doesn’t laugh when they see a Smart Car? Should we skip the drama at the movies and see the cartoons instead—not just the cute ones, but the ones that make us laugh till we cry, and feel just wonderful for days afterward? Do something silly every day this month, not just on Halloween, and see how everyone you meet brightens up regardless of the circumstances.
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newsbriefs Garner’s Natural Life Second Anniversary Celebration Oct. 20
n October, two years ago, Garner’s Natural Life opened its new Columbia store at Trenholm Plaza, off Forest Drive and Trenholm Road. The store—with interiors of bamboo and natural stone, and a calming atmosphere with the sounds of trickling water fountains—offers natural, organic and homeopathic health and wellness products. Owner Candace Garner implemented her new strategy of focusing on nutrition and wellness supplements for natural health, with extensive inventory and educated staff, leaving behind the food and cafe business that was a part of the original Garner’s store in Greenville. Being located next to Fresh Market in the plaza was strategic, and the symbiotic relationship Garner’s has with the market is no accident. According to Garner, the two stores complement each other well. As major food stores like Fresh Market add organic and natural selections to their offerings at lower cost and greater variety, it made no sense for Garner’s to compete in that arena. Instead, Garner’s is sharply focused on the market in which it performs best. As an addition to its retail service, Garner’s periodically hosts events with wellness providers who can offer health and nutritional recommendations and testing. To honor this second anniversary, celebrate with Garner’s and the staff and enjoy free gifts, free samples and lots of fun, from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, Oct. 20. For more info, call Garner’s Natural Life, 4840 Forest Dr, in Columbia, at 803-454-7700, and see ad, back page.
Ovis Hill Farm Fall Festival Oct. 27 and 28
he 12th Annual Fall Family Festival is back, with fun for kids and adults, especially those interested in natural farming and farm life. There will be sheep shearing, wool spinning, weaving with local artists, arts and crafts, butter making, animals to visit, wagon rides, and Border Collie working dog demonstrations. There will also be a fabulous meal prepared from the same wholesome foods sold at the farmers’ markets. Volunteers are needed, so call soon to get on the roster. The address is 1501 Weaver St, in Timmonsville. For more info, visit OvisHillFarm.com.
Fall at Springbank Retreat for Eco-Spirituality and the Arts
ife is a journey during which we add to the experience by learning new skills, exploring new ways of thinking, and being open to what comes along. Located near Kingstree in
a quiet, rural setting, Springbank has been an ecumenical center for retreats, hospitality, healing, Earth education, and the arts for more than 50 years. Invisible Excursions: A Compass for the Journey will be led by Rev. Jim Conlon, who will share his conviction that to live a full, creative life one must be open to the options that are offered to us. As we journey, we use maps to reveal destinations and beyond. Certified Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher Susan Pannier-Cass will present The Art of Mindful Living: A Path to Wholeness Through Yoga, where participants will learn gentle yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices that they can easily incorporate into their everyday lives. Awareness Through Writing: Expressing from the Heart will help participants awaken to a deeper awareness of their inner lives through expressive writing. It will be led by Mary Catherine Harris, a writer, teacher and counselor with experience as a news and features writer and columnist. During The Healing Oils of the Bible workshop, instructors Rosa Dolores Rodriguez and Theresa Linehan will explore oils mentioned in the Bible that were used to anoint and heal the sick. Participants will learn about essential oils that can be used for healing, cleansing and holy anointing for promoting daily health and vitality. Planting Seeds of Hope: Growing Your Own Vegetables, with Rita Wienken, who has more than 25 years of experience in growing organic vegetables, fruits and herbs and in teaching organic vegetable production, will lead this interactive workshop. It will look at the process of getting food from the field to the table and at what substances have either been sprayed on food or fed to the animals families eat at mealtime. Participants will explore these topics and learn how to build a 5- by 8-foot raised bed for growing their own food. Springbank staff members Trina McCormick and Linehan will lead Pottery and Native Spirituality. During this 11-day workshop, they will share the ancient wisdom of our Native sisters and brothers. Participants can experience Prayer Lodge and Spirit Quest and can create unique pottery using a hand-building technique and primitive firing process. Spirit Quest is a deeply prayerful and insightful experience, led by Grandmother June Perry, Wendy Kraus and Betsy Bowman. Prayer Lodge is an integral part of this experience. Perry is an elder, teacher, storyteller, artist and drum-maker. She travels the country sharing her Native wisdom, culture and spirituality. Kraus, who has received spiritual guidance from Native elders, assists her with educational and spiritual presentations. Bowman is an educator with more than 25 years of experience in drug and alcohol recovery. Native American elders have mentored her on her spiritual journey. A Drum-Making workshop will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4. Participants must be registered by Oct. 15. They will learn to create a hand-held drum in the
Native tradition. Linehan, who is of Mohican heritage, will lead the workshop. In addition to the workshop fee, participants will pay a materials fee of $110 for a large drum or $90 for a small drum. Program fees include lodging and meals. For more info, contact Springbank Retreat for Eco-Spirituality and the Arts, 1345 Springbank Rd, Kingstree, at 843-382-9777 or SpringbankRetreat.org. See ad, page 20.
Out of the Darkness Walk Benefit for Suicide Prevention
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n October, all Natural Awakenings readers get 20 percent off their purchase price at Rosewood Market for four special discount days— Thursday, Oct. 4, Friday, Oct.12, Saturday, Oct. 20, and Monday, Oct. 29—throughout each day, from 8 am to 8 pm. To get your discount, all you need to do is mention Natural Awakenings at the checkout counter and 20 percent will be taken off your bill on the spot. Discounts don’t apply to deli purchases or to sale items already discounted. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore new recipes, new diets and better nutrition, while keeping the budget in check. Exceptional health begins with the best nutrition. Rosewood Market and Deli is located at 2803 Rosewood Dr, in Columbia. For more info, call 803-530-3270 or visit RosewoodMarket.com. See ad, page 24.
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enby Beauchamp, certified HypnoBirthing® instructor and certified clinical hypnotist, will begin her next 4 class HypnoBirthing® series, October 3, 6:15 at Expecting Well Maternity Spa and Wellness Center. HypnoBirthing® techniques help you achieve a calm, safe, gentle, relaxed birth. You will learn how to eliminate the fear and tension associated with labor and childbirth through breathing and relaxation techniques. These methods can help shorten labor and help your body do what it was designed to do, thus helping you avoid potentially unnecessary medical interventions. The benefits of these techniques go beyond the labor room. They help you transition into your new parenting role. You will be better equipped
p to 1,000 people from throughout Columbia and the Midlands are expected to participate in the upcoming Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Oct. 14. The fundraising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) by helping to support local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. AFSP maximizes the use of donations with 85 percent of expenses going to support research and programs and only 15 percent to management and fundraising. The Columbia Out of the Darkness Walk is one of over 250 being held this fall nationwide. The walks are expected to unite more than 85,000 walkers nationally and raise more than $7 million for suicide prevention efforts. “Much more needs to be done to prevent suicide. Yet, suicide and the underlying mental disorders that can sometimes lead to suicide continue to be surrounded by misinformation and stigma,” said Barbara Webb, co-chair of the Columbia Out of the Darkness Walk committee. “This walk is about reducing that stigma, raising awareness and raising needed funds for research and local prevention programs.” Registration will take place from 1 until 2 pm at Columbia Riverfront Park—312 Laurel St (corner of Huger and Laurel). The walk begins at 2 pm, with a closing ceremony from 3:30 until 4 pm. You can also preregister or donate online at OutoftheDarkness.org. Speakers will include John Magill, state director of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. It is estimated that close to 1 million Americans make a suicide attempt, more than 36,000 die by suicide, and more than 20 million suffer from depression each year. “Every 15 minutes someone dies by suicide in the US,” said Robert Gebbia, executive director for AFSP. “This fall, thousands will be walking to raise money for prevention and awareness, and offer hope to the millions of people who have lost a loved one to suicide or who battle personally with depression, bipolar illness, addiction and other mental illnesses.” For more, info visit OutoftheDarkness.org and AFSP.org.
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Washday Woes: Scented Products Pollute the Air
ome scents make no sense for personal or planetary health. Using scented laundry products can release harmful—even carcinogenic—pollutants into the air, report University of Washington researchers. Their findings, published online in the journal Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, show that air vented from machines using the top-selling, scented, liquid laundry detergent and dryer sheet contains hazardous chemicals. When researchers analyzed captured gases from dryer vent fumes after participating households ran regular laundry cycles using liquid laundry detergent and a leading brand of scented dryer sheets, they found more than 25 volatile organic compounds, including seven dangerous air pollutants. Of those, two chemicals— acetaldehyde and benzene—are classified by the US Environmental Protection Agency as carcinogens, with no established safe exposure level. Benzene is linked to leukemia and other blood cancers, according to the American Cancer Society, and studies have shown that acetaldehyde can cause nasal and throat cancer in animals. “This is an interesting source of pollution, because emissions from dryer vents are essentially unregulated,” says lead author Anne Steinemann, PhD, professor of civil and environmental engineering and of public affairs. “If they are coming out of a smokestack or tail pipe, they are regulated—but if they’re coming out of a dryer vent, they are not.”
The Phthalates–Diabetes Connection W
hat we place on our skin might increase the risk for diabetes, based on findings by researchers at Uppsala University, in Sweden. They noted a connection between phthalates found in cosmetics and plastics and the risk of seniors developing diabetes; even a modest increase in circulating blood levels of such chemicals doubled their risk. Monica Lind, associate professor of environmental medicine at the Section for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Dr. Lars Lind, professor of medicine, analyzed new information from a study that involved more than 1,000 70-year-old men and women in Uppsala. The participants submitted blood samples for analysis of various environmental toxins, including several substances formed when the body breaks down phthalates. Even after adjusting for obesity, blood lipids, smoking and exercise habits, the researchers saw a definite connection between blood levels of some of the phthalates and an increased prevalence of diabetes. The Linds also found that certain phthalates were associated with disrupted insulin production in the pancreas. Most people come into daily contact with phthalates. These chemicals are commonly used as softening agents in plastics and as carriers of fragrances in cosmetics, personal care products, air fresheners and scented candles.
Westtown Pumpkin Tom Hedderich In a world where computer-generated art is commonplace, Tom Hedderich remains committed to creating with pencils, inks, pastels and paints. For more than 35 years, he has sketched and painted thousands of caricatures, as well as emotive portraits of people, pets and homes; one of his commissions was illustrating two children’s books. Today, he works primarily in watercolors, often realistically depicting scenes around his Westtown, NY, home in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. “I like to convey on paper my response to subjects that evoke my interest and feelings,” advises Hedderich, recalling how he was intrigued by the subject of Westtown Pumpkin: “This crazy-shaped pumpkin seemed to just sit there, watching the valley.” The artist’s wide-ranging repertoire includes landscapes, city views, still lifes, wildlife and portraits. “I see art in everything around me,” he says. Hedderich holds a bachelor of fine arts degree and is an exhibiting artist member of the Salmagundi Club, in New York City, one of the oldest art organizations in the country. He has won numerous awards from that organization, as well as from Audubon Artists, Allied Artists of America, the American Artists Professional League and the North East Watercolor Society.
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hat do Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower have in common? According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, these cruciferous veggies are associated with a decreased risk of colon cancer. Throw in a good measure of A’s, as in apples, and people can also reduce their risk of distal colon cancer, report researchers from the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research at the University of Western Australia and Deakin University, in Victoria, Australia. The investigation examined the potential link between fruits and vegetables and three cancers in different parts of the bowel.
Dentists Can Help Diagnose Gluten Sensitivity
he mouth may be one place that signs of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity are manifested, according to a recent study by researchers at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They discovered a link between the disorder and dental enamel defects and recurrent aphthous ulcers, or canker sores, and concluded that dentists can play an important role in identifying unrecognized celiac disease. Appropriate referral and timely diagnosis can help prevent serious complications.
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ctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and thousands of well-meaning health care providers will continue to recommend mammograms. However, a growing body of research suggests that X-ray mammography may not be the best screening approach, at least on an annual basis, and even the National Cancer Institute notes potential harms ranging from false results to overtreatment and radiation exposure. A 2006 study published in the British Journal of Radiobiology revealed that the type of radiation used in X-ray-based screenings is more carcinogenic than previously believed. The researchers wrote, “Recent radiobiological studies have provided compelling evidence that the low-energy X-rays used in mammography are approximately four times—but possibly as much as six times—more likely to cause mutational damage than higher energy X-rays.” Peter Gøtzsche is director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre and an author of the landmark 2001 Cochrane systematic review, Screening for Breast Cancer with Mammography, which concludes, “Currently available reliable evidence has not shown a survival benefit of mass screening for breast cancer.” In 2011, Gøtzsche stated, “It is getting more and more difficult to argue that mammography is reasonable to [use] for breast screening.”
Oct. 24 is Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day
he popularity of acupuncture in the United States is increasing steadily, according to a study of Americans’ use of the ancient Chinese energy-balancing technique, published in EvidenceBased Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers found that in 2007, 6 percent of adult Americans included acupuncture as part of their regular health care regimen, up 42 percent from 2002 (at that time, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine also reported that 60 percent of adults surveyed considered acupuncture as a treatment option). Most commonly used for pain relief, acupuncture is based on the theory that needle stimulation of specific points on the body’s energy channels, called meridians, corrects imbalances and helps restore health. Some Western experts believe that the needles stimulate pain-sensing nerves, which trigger the brain to release endorphins, the body’s pain-relieving chemicals. Former President Richard Nixon is generally credited with popularizing acupuncture in the West after he toured medical facilities during his visit to China in 1972. New York Times reporter James Reston, who was traveling with Nixon and underwent an emergency appendectomy during the trip, wrote extensively about the post-operative pain relief he experienced.
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Breast Cancer Links to Environmental Toxins
ew evidence that chemical pollution may be linked to breast cancer comes from a surprising source: a group of male breast cancer patients at Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base in North Carolina. Poisons in the camp’s drinking water, including benzene, a carcinogenic gasoline additive, perchloroethylene and trichloroethylene, are regarded as a cause; conditions at the base are also blamed for unusual rates of leukemia and birth defects. The worst period of contamination of the base’s water supply began in the late 1950s and continued for more than 30 more years. Because men are simpler to study than women—their risk of developing breast cancer is not complicated by factors such as menstruation, reproduction, breastfeeding and hormone replacement therapy—the epidemiologists may be able to conclusively link industrial chemicals with an increased risk of the disease for both genders. Source: National Disease Clusters Alliance.
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No More Hidden GMOs California voters face a food-protection milestone this November when Proposition 37, a citizens’ initiative, appears on their ballots. If it passes, California will be the first state to require labeling of a wide range of foods containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Determined to defeat this first-ever initiative, some of the nation’s largest biotech and agribusiness companies have poured millions of dollars into negative advertising. Even more alarming is that much of the money comes from sources most shoppers would not suspect. “Consumers might be surprised to find out that brands hiding under ‘natural’ façades are in fact owned by multi-billion-dollar corporations that are contributing bushel baskets of cash to defeating Proposition 37,” says Charlotte Vallaeys, director of Farm and Food Policy at the Cornucopia Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting sustainable, organic agriculture via research, investigation and education. According to Cornucopia, recent polls indicate that nearly 70 percent of California citizens support informational labeling. Proponents of Proposition 37 have contributed $3 million—a number dwarfed by the $23 million bursting from biotech and food manufacturer coffers to fight the measure. The California vote is crucial because many companies will find it more expensive to produce foods with GE labels for California while creating a different product line of foods for the rest of the nation. “Just as we’ve observed in Europe, where labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is mandatory, we fully expect that when given a choice, consumers will choose organic or non-GMO products,” said Cornucopia Co-Director Mark A. Kastel. To help consumers identify and support organic brands whose corporate owners have contributed to Proposition 37 and avoid product lines committed to its defeat, Cornucopia has compiled an online guide and is sponsoring a petition.
Africa’s E-Waste Is Skyrocketing The collective economies of Africa are set on a course to produce more electronic e-waste than Europe by 2017, according to Katharina Kummer Peiry, executive secretary of the Basel Convention on Hazardous Wastes. At a recent Pan-African Forum on e-waste in Nairobi, Kenya, she attributed the exponential increase to population growth and the increased availability of mobile phones, computers and accessories. More recycling could be advanced, she says, by the fact that significant amounts of valuable metals such as gold, silver, palladium and copper can be salvaged from electronic devices at less cost than smelting them from virgin ores. Source: TerraDaily.com.
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Women Leaders Combat Climate Change A new study in the journal Social Science Research observes that “controlling for other factors, in nations where women’s status is higher, CO2 emissions are lower.” Christina Ergas and Richard York, sociologists at the University of Oregon–Eugene, found that the nations in which women have higher political status—based on how long they’ve had the right to vote and representation in parliament and ministerial governments—also have more ecologically sound outcomes than those that do not. Such outcomes included ratifying a greater number of environmental treaties, more scientiﬁc knowledge of climate change, a perception of environmental risks as more threatening and less optimism about the potential to solve problems by relying solely on technology. Source: Grist.org.
Developing Problem The Case to Save Swampland
An out-of-the-way quagmire or boggy boondock off a lonely road might seem like just so much wasteland rather than something to be concerned about when it’s paved over for a new strip mall or big-box store. But citizens are realizing that these plots where land meets water provide a vital and valuable ecological function. In addition to nurturing essential biodiversity, wetlands purify water, produce fish, store carbon dioxide that would otherwise increase global warming and protect shorelines from floods, storm surges and erosion. “When we lose wetlands, we’re losing something we won’t recover for years,” remarks Dr. Moreno-Mateos, a wetland ecologist at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, at Stanford University. “When people develop that huge shopping mall, it will take centuries to restore the functions we had before.” After-the-fact restoration efforts yield far more limited benefits. Source: plosBiology.org.
October is Bra Recycling Month The Bra Recyclers, a Gilbert, Arizona-based textile recycling company, is celebrating the third annual Bra Recycling Month during October. The intent is to collect new and gently used and cleaned bras for interested women nationwide. Healthiest options are non-underwire garments— Dr. John McDougall, in his book, The McDougall Program for a Healthy Heart, notes that constricting bras have been implicated in the rise of benign, non-cancerous but often painful breast cysts and lumps. Bra Recyclers CEO Elaine Birks-Mitchell states, “The monthlong campaign ties directly into breast cancer and domestic violence awareness. The Bra Recyclers believe every woman and girl should not have to worry about something as simple as a bra as they transition back to self-sufficiency or being cancer-free. The results are enhanced self-esteem and encouragement and strength to carry on.” To participate, visit BraRecycling.com.
Extinction Is Not Forever Tiny organisms that vanished from the Earth’s biosphere eons ago are still around—they’re just buried under miles of polar ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland. As the forces of climate change cause the ice to melt faster every year, John Priscu, a professor of ecology at Montana State University and pioneer in the study of Antarctic microbiology, predicts that bacteria and other microbes could awaken from their hibernation and threaten contemporary species. Priscu notes: “It’s a way of recycling genomes. You put something on the surface of the ice and a million years later, it comes back out.” He has spent the past 28 summers near the South Pole, finding living bacteria in cores of 420,000-year-old ice and multiplying them in his laboratory. Other researchers report bringing far older bacteria back to life. Thawing glaciers could also churn out enormous compost piles of decaying biomass. It’s estimated that all the carbon from organic matter in and under the ice sheets, if converted to carbon dioxide, would equal a decade’s worth of emissions from today’s vehicles worldwide. Not all of the carbon would convert directly to greenhouse gases, but any release would add to the huge amount already expected from thawing permafrost. “This is a big pool of carbon to be considered,” Priscu warns. “We really should look at this.” Source: TheDailyClimate.org (Tinyurl. com/AntarcticBacteria).
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Paying it Forward: Rachel Carson’s Legacy This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s seminal book, Silent Spring, which warned of the far-reaching dangers of deadly pesticides and was widely regarded as a catalyst for America’s conservation, clean air and water and environmental protection movements. Now author Laurie Lawlor and illustrator Laurie Beingessner bring her message to today’s youth in the children’s book, Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World. Carson’s life—from her childhood fascination with nature to becoming a college graduate and biologist to writing Silent Spring before her death in 1964—is told in easy-to-understand terms. An epilogue recounts her legacy for all generations. Carson encouraged readers to rethink fundamental values about the relationship between people and nature and not to suppose that “nature exists for the convenience of man,” as she put it. One of the vivid examples of life’s interconnectedness that Carson cited occurred in Clear Lake, CA, between 1949 and 1957. To eradicate gnats, three sprayings of DDD, a cousin of DDT, were applied, killing western grebes that breed on floating nests. When scientists examined the dead birds, they found astounding levels of DDD and realized that it occurred because the birds fed on lake fish that fed on DDD-laden plankton, passing the toxic pesticide up the food chain in “a whole chain of poisoning.” Carson also warned of potential human cancers resulting from handling pesticides and eating contaminated fish. The state Department of Public Health consequently banned DDD in 1959, and the 2001 Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants subsequently banned DDT for agricultural use worldwide in 2004. Along with the enactment of many environmental laws, Carson’s work helped spur the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The advent of Earth Day, in 1970, led Mark Hamilton Lytle to write in his biography of Carson, The Gentle Subversive, that “no event could have done more to celebrate the ideals that Rachel Carson bequeathed to the environmental movement.” Her legacy lives on.
Let Your Fingers Do the Blocking With the advent of online access at home and ubiquitous use of smartphones, the traditional printed telephone book is going the way of the dodo. Yet competing companies across the country are still churning out the archaic directories and delivering them unbidden to millions of people annually. Many receive multiple publications that, although they can be recycled, still add up to a tremendous waste of resources and an unnecessary burden on landfills. Now an industry-sponsored online opt-out registry, YellowPagesOptOut.com, has been established to provide a convenient way for residents to choose which directories they want to receive or to stop delivery. At least 12 weeks are required to process an opt-out request.
Follow the Lifecycle Crunching the Numbers on Products We Consume by Brita Belli
very product we use has a lifecycle, or duration of environmental impact. According to the State of the World 2012: Transforming Cultures from Consumerism to Sustainability, by the Worldwatch Institute, humans collectively are consuming resources equivalent to 1.5 Earths, or 50 percent more than is sustainable—and that’s before projected population growth. In short, we’re depleting more resources than the planet can replenish; hence, our personal consumption habits matter. In an ideal world, all the appliances, furniture and electronics we use and later discard would be “cradle-to-cradle,” or C2C, certified, a term popularized by German chemist Michael Braungart and American Architect William McDonough for describing products designed never to become waste. Such innovative products typically are made of both technical components that can be reused and biological components that decompose back into the natural world. Current examples of products that have obtained C2C certification include gDiapers—biodegradable cloth diaper liners that can be flushed or composted—and Greenweave recycled fabrics. But smart, sustainable design is not yet the norm, so we have to monitor our own consumption and waste habits to try limiting our support
of polluting industries and contribution to ever-growing landfills. Such product assessments are challenging, because it’s not only about what happens after a cell phone, for example, is thrown into a landfill that takes an environmental toll. It also entails the chemicals used, toxins released and fossil fuels burned to manufacture and ship that phone. To help us sort out the best approaches, the Green Design Institute at Carnegie Mellon University has created the online Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA) that crunches the numbers for commonly used products—from household cleaners to mattresses—to provide us with the bigger-picture impact. So, as its website explains, “The effect of producing an automobile would include not only the impacts at the final assembly facility, but also the impact from mining metal ores, making electronic parts, forming windows, etc., that are needed for parts to build the car.” The accompanying chart, using the latest available EIO-LCA figures, provides comparisons for some common products—from the most to the least energy-intensive—as well as recycling rates and suggested alternatives for keeping our own resource usage and waste load to a minimum. Brita Belli is the editor of E-The Environmental Magazine.
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10,611 3,373 pounds 63.5 percent 2 to 4 weeks kilowatt- (2010) hours (kWh)
Glass 7,778 kWh 3,373 pounds 33.4 percent 1 million years containers (2010) Plastic bottles 6,361 kWh 2,910 pounds
28 percent 450 years HDPE bottles; 29 percent PET bottles (2010)*
Plastic bags 5,889 kWh 2,712 pounds 12 percent Up to 1,000 and film (2010) years or more Carpets and 5,083 kWh 2,469 pounds 8.1 percent Up to 20,000 rugs (2009) years Soaps and 3,500 kWh 1,715 pounds Not applicable cleaners
Less than 10 percent (2012)
Recycle or reuse glass bottles and jars as glassware or to store food. Save money by choosing refillable bottles over throwaways.
Use washable cloth shopping bags and non-plastic food storage containers. Use individual carpet tiles or carpet that meets Carpet Area Recovery Effort (CARE) standards.
Toxins from Recycle plastic bottles and cleaners can use biodegradable cleaners. contaminate water supplies.
Light bulbs 2,328 kWh 1,023 pounds 2 to 6.7 Up to 1,000 and parts percent of years or more household CFLs (2009)* Mattresses 2,281 kWh 1,122 pounds
Use recycled and scrap paper and limit printing.
Up to 1,000 years or more
Use CFL and LED energyefficient lights and recycle CFLs at major hardware stores or check Earth911.com.* Consider solar exterior lights. Buy organic mattresses and recycle old ones (Earth911.com).
Computers 1,183 kWh 586 pounds 38 percent Up to 1,000 (2009) years or more
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while we are already using more than we have?” queries UN spokeswoman Pragati Pascale. “It’s a conundrum.” Sustainable development, as defined by the UN, includes fighting poverty, social inclusion (including advancing the status of women) and protecting the environment. Building a sustainable future for the planet, say those involved, means addressing all three simultaneously. It demands the kind of real, immediate action so evident at Rio+20.
Shaping the Future We Want Global Commitments to Catalyze Change by Brita Belli
e don’t need another plan of action or more treaties; what we need are people who will begin to implement the commitments and meet the goals that have already been created and established,” explains Jacob Scherr, director of global strategy and advocacy for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), about the new thinking that drove this year’s Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The June conference brought together international heads of state, business leaders, nonprofits and activists to prioritize and strategize sustainable development. Unlike the United Nations’ annual climate change conferences, which led to the Kyoto
Protocol in 1997—a legally binding treaty that set targets for greenhouse gas emissions the United States refused to sign—the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development is held once every 20 years. The theme of Rio+20 was simple and direct: The Future We Want. Moving away from political posturing and endless negotiating, the meet-up asked businesses, governments and charities to publicly declare their specific commitments and solicited the public’s ideas for realizing sustainability, all aligned with the priorities and opportunities of the 21st century. “With growing populations depleting resources, how do we keep increasing and ensuring prosperity
By the end of the Rio conference, more than 700 voluntarily secured commitments, valued at more than half a trillion dollars, were earmarked to address everything from protecting forests and reducing ocean pollution to building rapid transit bus systems and increasing the number of women entrepreneurs in the green economy. The NRDC launched CloudOfCommitments.org to track and publicize new pledges and make them easily searchable by region or category. Some commitments are breathtaking in scope: n International development banks have pledged $175 billion to boost sustainable transportation in developing countries; n Bank of America promised $50 billion over 10 years to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and energy access; n The World Bank committed $16 billion to boost clean energy, access to electricity and cookstoves in developing nations; n The New Partnership for Africa’s Development promised to achieve energy access for at least 60 percent of Africa’s population by 2040; n The European Bank offered $8 billion by 2015 to support energy efficiency projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; n Microsoft pledged to be carbon neutral across all its operations by the end of 2013; n The United States together with the Consumer Goods Forum (which represents more than 600 retail
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“With growing populations depleting resources, how do we keep increasing and ensuring prosperity while we are already using more than we have? It’s a conundrum.” ~ Pragati Pascale, United Nations spokeswoman and manufacturing companies) committed to achieve zero net deforestation in their supply chains by 2020. “The real action, the real energy, was the 21st-century aspect [of Rio+20],” advises Scherr. “I call it the ‘network world’, recognizing the number of players today. It’s not just national governments; it’s states and cities, corporations and philanthropists. In addition to the official meetings and negotiations, between 3,000 and 4,000 other gatherings were going on between business people, mayors, civil society organizations and others, presenting myriad opportunities 16
to make specific commitments. We’re moving to a different dynamic.”
The inclusive atmosphere is reflected in another new UN-sponsored international sharing website, FutureWe Want.org, featuring visions and videos relating to sustainability and solutions to dire environmental problems, such as turning global warming-inducing methane from China’s farms into a usable energy source; predicting periods of drought in Ethiopia to prevent humanitarian crises; and investing in solar power to bring electricity to 1.4 billion people around the world. More than 50 million people worldwide have submitted ideas for a more sustainable world, ranging from ways to increase public education to plans for stopping industrial pollution and better managing waste. “The huge public engagement in the conference is exciting,” says Pascale, “because that’s really how progress will happen. People have to force their governments to take action.” The NRDC dedicated website is
Sustainable development includes fighting poverty, increasing social inclusion (including advancing the status of women) and protecting the environment. part of a coordinated effort to hold governments, businesses and nonprofits accountable and inform the public. The new UN websites facilitate a thriving discussion of what sustainability means and how it can be put into practice. “We want to continue the overall campaign and build upon it,” says Pascale. “Whatever frustrations people have with businesses, nongovernment organizations (NGO) or governments, we need to harness that energy and keep that dialogue going to give people a voice in making sustainability happen.���
Results-Oriented Role Models
State-based examples of sustainable development in action speak to widespread needs in the United States. Here are examples of five models worth replicating. PlaNYC: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement of PlaNYC, on Earth Day 2007, signaled an historic moment. The people’s vision of a cleaner, healthier New York City, one that could accommodate 9 million predicted residents by 2030, aims to be a model for urban sustain-
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able development. Its original 127 initiatives leave few sustainability stones unturned, including cleaning up brownfields, building more playgrounds and parks, increasing public transportation and bike lanes, implementing aggressive recycling, enforcing green building standards and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Two-thirds of the initial goals have already been achieved; the latest update calls for 132 initiatives, including a new set of annual milestones. Speaking at the Museum of the City of New York in 2009, Daniel Doctoroff, the former deputy mayor of economic development and rebuilding for the Bloomberg administration, called PlaNYC “one of the most sweeping, most comprehensive blueprints for New York ever undertaken.” Most critically, all of its stated commitments are achievable (see Tinyurl.com/PlaNYC-goals). Evergreen Cooperative Initiative (ECI): Businesses and community groups in Cleveland, OH, determined that they needed to solve the problem of
joblessness in low-income areas by creating living-wage jobs and then training eligible residents to fill them. They developed a new, cooperative-based economic model, based on green jobs that can inspire other cities with similar economic woes. The ECI is a community undertaking in which anchor institutions like the Cleveland Foundation, University Hospitals and the municipal government leverage their purchasing power to help create greenfocused, employee-
owned local businesses, which to date include a green laundromat, the hydroponic greenhouse Green City Growers, and Ohio Cooperative Solar, which provides weatherization and installs and maintains solar panels. The solar cooperative will more than double Ohio’s solar generating capacity from 2011 levels by the end of 2012 (see EvergreenCooperatives.com). CALGreen: Updated building codes may not generate much excitement until we consider that US buildings account for a lion’s share of carbon dioxide emissions (39 percent), and consume 70 percent of the electricity we generate. The US Green Building Council reports, “If half of new commercial buildings were built to use 50 percent less energy, it would save over 6 million metric tons of CO2 annually for the life of the buildings—
megawatts of additional renewable energy by 2009, then 5,880 MW by 2015 and 10,000 MW by 2025. The 10-year goal was met in six years, and Texas has added many green jobs, increased tax revenues and provided security against blackouts, which is critical in the event of extreme heat or drought (see Tinyurl.com/TexasStandard). Edison Innovation Green Growth Fund: Clean technology is booming despite the economic recession and attracting serious investment funds. According to a report by Clean Edge, Inc., venture capital investments in clean technologies increased 30 percent between 2010 and 2011, from $5.1 billion to $6.6 billion. New Jersey entrepreneurs are upping their state’s potential in this arena with the Edison Innovation Green Growth Fund. The program proffers loans of up to $2 million for companies, research facilities and nonprofits engaged in producing clean energy technologies, ranging from energy efficiency products, such as LED lighting, to solar, wind, tidal, biomass and methane capture. A condition of the loan is that a project must employ 75 percent of its workforce from New Jersey, or commit to growing 10 high-paying jobs (minimum $75,000 annually) over two years (see Tinyurl. com/NewJersey-EDA).
Grassroots Leadership the equivalent of taking more than 1 million cars off the road every year.” The California Green Building Standards Code, which took effect in January 2011, sets the highest green bar for new buildings in the country. It requires that new buildings achieve a 20 percent reduction in potable water use, divert 50 percent of their construction waste from landfills, use paints and materials with low volatile organic compound content and provide parking for clean-air vehicles. Multiple key stakeholders have been involved throughout the process, including the California Energy Commission and the Sierra Club. “We really tried to bring together an entire spectrum of people and groups with different perspectives and expertise to build a consensus,” says David Walls, executive director of the California Building Standards Commission. “If we were going to put something in the code, we wanted to make sure it was right.” (See Tinyurl.com/ CALGreen-Home.) Renewable Portfolio Standard: Texas leads the country in electricity generated from wind power. One complex, in Roscoe, features 627 turbines on 100,000 acres that cost $1 billion to build. Much of the rapid growth of the state’s wind industry can be credited to Texas’ Renewable Portfolio Standard, legislation passed in 1999 that mandated construction of renewable energy, including solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass and landfill gas, in addition to wind. It further mandated that utilities generate 2,000 18
Elinor Ostrom, the political economist who won a Nobel Prize in economics but passed on just before the start of the Rio conference, dedicated her last blog post to considering the event’s impact. Titled “Green from the Grassroots,” the post stressed the priority of a multifaceted approach to curbing emissions. “Decades of research demonstrate that a variety of overlapping policies at city, subnational, national and international levels is more likely to succeed than single, overarching, binding agreements,” Ostrom remarked. “Such an evolutionary approach to policy provides essential safety nets should one or more policies fail. The good news is that evolutionary policymaking is already happening organically. In the absence of effective national and international legislation to curb greenhouse gases, a growing number of city leaders are acting to protect their citizens and economies.” She reported that even in the absence of federally mandated emissions targets, 30 US states have passed their own climate plans and more than 900 mayors signed a climate protection agreement essentially agreeing to reach the Kyoto Protocol goals the federal government refused to sanction. Rio+20 built upon such bottom-up commitments and pushed states and businesses to go further than they’d ever imagined. “There was an incredible amount of energized activity,” concludes Scherr. “Many people came away feeling empowered and encouraged, because they saw that the sustainability movement is truly worldwide. That’s going to be the legacy of Rio.” Brita Belli, the editor of E-The Environmental Magazine, reports for Natural Awakenings.
Chiropractic Care Help for Common Complaints by Kathleen Barnes
ost people visit a chiropractor because they are in pain and seeking relief, although some initially visit for general health,” says Keith Overland, president of the American Chiropractic Association and a practicing chiropractic physician in Norwalk, CT. “Every doctor of chiropractic should first perform a complete and thorough exam and develop a diagnosis to determine the best approach to the patient’s condition.” Rick Burns, a doctor of chiropractic and professor of chiropractic technique at Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, IA, notes that more than 100 techniques and endless permutations of adjustments and thrusts can be used to help bring the body back into alignment and health. “Most chiropractors integrate several methods, depending on the needs of the patient,” he says. While chiropractors undergo four years of post-graduate training, like
medical doctors, they specialize in “making certain the brain communicates 100 percent of the time through the spinal cord to the nerves,” explains Burns. Miscommunication between the brain and the nerves caused by spinal misalignments, called subluxations, are at the heart of the science of chiropractic adjustment. Most chiropractic schools give students a basic toolbox of techniques before individual practitioners go on to obtain certification in advanced techniques; much like medical specializations, says Overland. His specialties include treating sports injuries and he has many Olympic athletes as patients.
Most Common Techniques
Diversified: This catch-all term encompasses the short thrust spinal adjustment approach used by an estimated 80 percent of all chiropractors, says Dr. Cynthia Vaughn, an Austin, Texasbased chiropractor and member of the
board of governors of the American Chiropractic Association. It is characterized by what is called the high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust (HVLA), resulting in the popping sound familiar to most people that have experienced chiropractic care. Although the adjustment is painless, some patients instinctively tense their muscles. “Adjustment is a sneak attack, ‘My reflexes being faster than yours,’” remarks Burns. “The average muscle contracts in about a quarter of a second. We do a lot of speed training so we can do the adjustment in one-tenth of a second.” Activator: The activator technique, used by about 20 percent of chiropractors as part of an integrated practice, employs a small, springloaded, rubber-tipped device, slightly larger than a pen, which applies a small amount of force to a specific area. It makes a stapler-like sound and the recipient usually feels only slight pressure. “Not everybody can tolerate the more aggressive manipulation that is performed as a foundation in chiropractic, especially elderly people or very young children,” says Overland. “The activator technique claims to be faster, more specific and less forceful than manual adjustment.” Applied kinesiology: Also known as muscle testing, applied kinesiology evaluates muscle strength at various specific points to help determine if a specific type of adjustment or even a nutritional supplement might be helpful to an individual patient as a treatment. This individualized treatment is popular among chiropractors and their patients. “It is a way to glean a tremendous amount of diagnostic information to specifically tell where the subluxations (imbalances) are,” says Vaughn, “and is used by about 20 percent of chiropractors.” Sacro-occipital technique (SOT): Another form of non-forceful adjustment, SOT usually involves having the patient lie face down on a table. Inserting a variety of wedges asymmetrically distributed under the pelvis creates a helpful torque.
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“Gravity causes the adjustment to happen very subtly in about 10 minutes,” explains Vaughn. “It is effective for the elderly and people with osteoporosis that can’t tolerate more vigorous adjustments.” Gonstead: Similar to the HVLA technique, a Gonstead approach pays particular attention to the lower spine and the effects of its misalignments on the rest of the body. These practitioners generally prefer to adjust the neck with the patient in a sitting position. More than half of all chiropractors use some form of the Gonstead technique. It involves detailed structural analysis of the spine, which can include various types of palpitation, nervoscope analysis of heat and nerve pressure along the spine, and X-rays. “All of these techniques require extensive education and thousands of hours of training,” concludes Overland. Adds Burns, “Each patient is evaluated and diagnosed individually. So try different techniques and see what works for you. The goal is to unlock the body’s ability to heal itself.” Kathleen Barnes is a natural health advocate, author and publisher. 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Plan for Women, written with Dr. Hyla Cass, is among her many books. Visit KathleenBarnes.com.
Waking up with a stiff neck or shoulder or back pain sends 20 million Americans to the chiropractor each year. ~ American Chiropractic Association 20
Something You Didn’t Know About Chiropractic by John A. Drew, DC
Sept. 17, 2012, marked the 117th “birthday” of the discovery of chiropractic.
n 1895, a healer by the name of D.D. Palmer discovered the principles of chiropractic when he delivered the first adjustment to a man named Harvey Lillard in order to restore his hearing. Lillard had been suffering from deafness since having a fall 17 years prior. Palmer, upon examination of Lillard, found that several of the bones of his neck were out of their normal position. When Lillard told him about his accident and the injury he had sustained to his neck, Palmer reasoned that possibly the fall could have moved the bones in his neck out of place and caused his deafness. The first adjustment was made in an attempt to realign the bones of Lillard’s spine, and the result was that his deafness of 17 years resolved almost immediately. Chiropractic was born. Word of this soon spread and masses of deaf people made the trip to Palmer’s Davenport, IA, office to be “cured” of their deafness. Palmer found bones that were out of their normal place and adjusted them to correct their misalignment. Since Lillard had been relieved of his deafness, he reasoned that he had stumbled upon a “cure” for deafness. And lo and behold it worked! … at least for some of the people. For others there was absolutely no change in their deafness.
he did start to notice something even more exciting. Even though some of the deaf people coming in to see him were not relieved of their deafness, he was finding that many other conditions they were suffering from were clearing up. People were reporting better sleep, clearing up of skin conditions, having digestive problems heal, improvement in their breathing, and on and on. As news of this new discovery in healing spread, more and more people traveled from all over the country to experience what Palmer was working with. He began witnessing seemingly miraculous healing events. People were coming to his office with what appeared to be incurable diseases and sicknesses and were walking out completely healed. It seemed as if by adjusting the spines of these people so they were in proper alignment, this somehow enabled their bodies to spontaneously self-heal. After Palmer passed away in 1910, his son B.J. dedicated his life to studying and researching just what it was that his father had happened upon in 1895. Fast forward 117 years and where is our understanding of the importance
of chiropractic? Unfortunately, even though chiropractic is utilized by millions of people worldwide, very few people are familiar with the profession or how powerful regular chiropractic care can be. A great majority of people currently seeing chiropractors are seeking relief from back pain or headaches and maybe occasionally to help a colicky baby or relieve asthma. They basically treat chiropractic like a natural “treatment” or “band aid” for different symptoms. While chiropractic does help with musculoskeletal issues, such as neck pain and back pain, that is only about 5 percent of the true benefit of being under chiropractic care. Chiropractic is NOT a cure or treatment for any disease or symptom! The ONLY purpose of chiropractic is to help the body heal itself by aligning the bones of the spine to ensure that there is not pressure on the nerve system. At Drew Family Chiropractic, we pride ourselves on keeping chiropractic the way our forefathers intended it to be, pure and powerful. By focusing on removing nerve interference from the spine, we have been able to help thousands in our community live healthier, happier, drug-free lives. We strive to serve families, and we love to see children in our office. Our practice style and fees make coming to the chiropractor fun, convenient and affordable. For more info, contact Dr. John Drew at 803-865-3000 or visit DrewFamilyChiro.com.
Palmer started to realize that what he had discovered was not actually a “cure” for deafness at all. However,
Chiropracticâ€Ś First Choice or Alternative? by Dr. Shelly Jones
n alternative is something that offers or expresses a choice that differs from the usual or conventional way of doing things. While many people may choose the conventional route of prescription and over-the-counter drugs or surgery for their sickness management or health care options, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States make some 280 million visits yearly to the chiropractor as their number one choice for health care.
iology for more than a hundred years, you might have only recently begun to see it being mentioned by such noted medical resources as Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Mehmet Oz or Dr. Frank Hyman.
Personally, before the age of 21, I had never been to a chiropractor, so I had adopted my understanding from others, and grew up thinking chiropractic was just for bad backs and stiff necks. In fact, research supports that chiropractic patients are more satisfied with chiropractic care than conventional care for low back pain and injury, both in terms of success and cost effectiveness. But once I had an experience with chiropractic care and learned the facts on which it is based, I was amazed at what it offered.
Chiropractic doctors and medical doctors go to school to learn how the body works. But when it comes time to learn how to deal with what goes wrong, this is where differences emerge. Grounded with a vitalistic philosophy that the body is born with the ability to heal and function properly, chiropractic doctors, rather than being limited to just treating symptoms, focus on how to correct problems with the spine and nervous system that interfere with this basic physiology. In addition, we will focus on the other keys of health care, such as nutrition, sleeping, exercise, and emotions that support and the bodyâ€™s natural healing ability. The conventional curricula of medical doctors is focused on the allopathic philosophy to treat symptoms with medications and surgeries or to provide life-saving, crisis-oriented interventions for life-threatening injuries, broken bones and physical trauma.
The brain, spinal cord and nerves are designed with the purpose of responding and adapting to everything happening in the internal and external environment of the body. This innate adapting ability occurs because the nerves communicate to the cells and organs, giving us the ability and strength to function, heal and build our immunity. The health potential for every person is a direct reflection of the strength and function of each personâ€™s nervous system and spine. Even though chiropractors have been teaching this basic truth of human biology and phys22
Once I learned that law of physiology, my confidence and ability to make better choices for my own health care changed forever. Chiropractic became my first choice in caring not only for myself, but eventually for my entire family.
My thoughts about chiropractic changed when I had a personal experience and actually learned the truth about how and why this form of health care works. Personally, I have been
under chiropractic care since 1979 for health and wellness care, as well as an occasional injury, and during two pregnancies. My children have been life-long chiropractic patients. We are among the hundreds of thousands of families, worldwide, for whom chiropractic is our number one choice for health care. Join us and learn how chiropractic care might help you and your family, too. Jones is a member of Palmetto State Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and Holistic Pediatric Alliance. In addition to family care, Jones provides community health education and wellness resources, college and Olympic-level athletic team care, and hosts a local Pathways Connect Natural Parenting Group. Chiropractic Wellness Cente Inc. is located at 5209 Forest Dr, Ste C, Columbia. For more info, contact Dr. Shelly Jones at 803-771-9990 or at DrShellyJones. com. Also visit Facebook: Chiropractic Wellness Center.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. ~Helen Keller
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Celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month, Natural Awakenings visits the continuing evolutions of vegetarian eating habits and leading cookbooks.
ncient India and Egypt are known to have served up plant-based diets, but vegetarian cookbooks are a relatively recent American phenomenon. The genre debuted nationally in 1977 with Mollie Katzen’s groundbreaking classic, the first Moosewood Cookbook, sharing recipes gleaned from her restaurant and a collective co-op in Ithaca, NY. Considered one of Five Women Who Changed the Way We Eat, by Health magazine, she has also hosted several PBS cooking shows. When Katzen first took up the cause, vegetarian cooking was earnest, if earthy, relying heavily upon such
staples as brown rice, mushrooms and tofu. The options were limited for those who didn’t capitalize on a home garden or live in a cosmopolitan city. Growing up in Louisville, KY, in the 1970s, cookbook author and food blogger Michael Natkin remembers “when vegetables were boiled until they begged for mercy.” Being a vegetarian then meant a commitment to a philosophy, not necessarily an expectation of flavor and pleasure. In 1981, an Indian actress and cookbook author introduced Americans to exotic vegetarian dishes from India in Madhur Jaffrey’s World of the East: Vegetarian Cooking. Still, without an Asian market nearby, hard-to-
find ingredients like dhal (a lentil) or fenugreek (a seed) might have derailed attempts to make such recipes. By 1990, Chef Deborah Madison had contributed The Savory Way, which upped the quotient of colorful foods inspired by classic French cuisine. She revealed how plant-based dishes can be sophisticated and even glamorous. Today’s latest cookbook evolution speaks to the newest generation of vegetarian cooks’ burgeoning interest in tasty ethnic cuisines, home gardening and farmers’ markets as well as meatless meals. Natkin has pulled it all together in Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution, with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes. From the standpoint of a well-traveled home cook, he also chronicles his travels and forays into flavorful, globally influenced recipes at Herbivoracious.com.
Why Vegetarian, Why Now?
“Because vegetarian meals are good for you, tread more lightly on our planet’s resources and are kinder to animals,” Natkin responds. “The planet isn’t designed to support billions of meat eaters. Plus, many are concerned about the methods of animal agriculture—think of industrial hog farms, for instance, which can be environmental nightmares. If you want to eat meat from smaller producers with higher ethical standards, it’s more expensive,” he says. “Even if you eat meatless only now and again, it’s better for the family budget, your health and the planet.” Natkin is well aware of the “dark days for vegetables,” when commerce dictated that varieties be chosen and grown primarily for their ability to withstand long-distance transport. Now, due to rising demand, more are grown for flavor, advises Natkin, and that makes vegetarian meals taste better and become more popular. Natkin further suggests, “If you want a sustainable diet, it must include foods that you like, not foods that you think you should like. They
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have to taste good, otherwise you won’t stick with it.” Natkin’s cookbook encompasses dishes from locales as diverse as India, Iran, Japan, Mexico and Thailand. His special touch is conceiving ways to convert traditional recipes to vegetarian variations while maintaining unique flavors and combinations of textures. From a deconstructed sushi to tofu tacos, Natkin coaxes the most flavor out of his ingredients—from cooking pasta in red wine, making “meaty” soup stocks with dried mushrooms or Parmesan cheese rinds to teaching uses of condiments like Japanese sesame salt. “The least successful cuisine for translation into vegetarian cooking is American comfort food,” he notes. He always encourages cooks to think creatively, not literally, when translating a meat-based dish to a plant-based equivalent. Instead of trying to do a faux turkey for Thanksgiving, for example, he recommends serving a main dish that looks celebratory and mouthwatering, saluting the traditional role of the centerpiece turkey in a fresh way.
According to a national 2012 Harris Poll, 47 percent of Americans eat at least one vegetarian meal a week. The Values Institute of DGWB, an advertising and communications firm based in Santa Ana, CA, confirms the rise of flexitarianism, or eating meat on occasion rather than routinely, as one of the top trends of 2012. Finally, New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman remarks: “When I ask audiences I speak to, ‘How many of you are eating less meat than you were 10 years ago?’ at least two-thirds raise their hands. A self-selecting group to be sure, but nevertheless, one that exists. In fact, let’s ask this: Is anyone in this country eating more meat than they used to?” Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFoodAndLifestyle.blogspot.com. 24
Black Bean Soup with Orange-Jalapeño Salsa Vegan and gluten-free soup in 30 minutes. Serves 6 “I developed this black bean soup so that it would satisfy those that prefer mild dishes, including kids, as well as those that prefer a bolder spice. The soup is straightforward, with a bright and intense orange and jalapeño salsa on the side,” advises cookbook author Michael Natkin. “Pass grated cheddar cheese for those that prefer to think of it as vegetarian chili.”
6 cups cooked black beans, cooking liquid reserved, or 4 (15-oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained 2 bay leaves Vegetable broth powder (gluten-free is optional) 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 white onion, diced 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced 4 garlic cloves, minced Kosher salt 1 Tbsp dried oregano 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp (or more) smoked paprika (optional)
6 fresh mandarin oranges (or fewer, larger oranges) ¼ cup finely diced red onion 1 jalapeño pepper (or more to taste), thinly sliced ¼ tsp kosher salt 1 handful fresh cilantro leaves
Mexican crema or sour cream (vegan option is sour cream or avocado slices) 1. Place the beans and bay leaves in a 6-quart pot. Add enough reserved cooking liquid or water (option to include vegetable broth powder based on the manufacturer’s recommended amount for four cups of broth) to barely cover the beans. Simmer.
Grilled Tofu and Pepper Tacos
on one side and grill, oiled-side-down, until well-marked. Then do the same on the other side.
Makes 12 small or 8 medium-size tacos
3. Repeat with the zucchini, brushing the slabs with achiote oil and grilling until well-marked and tender, about 3 minutes per side. Allow the tofu and zucchini to cool and then cut both into 1 /3-inch diced pieces.
Vegan and gluten-free dish in 30 minutes.
“The secret to delicious Mexican vegetarian food is to amp up the flavors and use lots of contrasting textures,” says food blogger Michael Natkin. “These tacos—filled with grilled tofu and sautéed peppers, all basted with tangy achiote paste—have serious street-food flavor. They are meant to be eaten in just two or three bites.”
2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic and a big pinch of salt, and sauté until the vegetables start to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the oregano, cumin and smoked paprika, if using, and cook for 1 minute more. Remove from heat. 3. Pluck the bay leaves out of the beans. Stir the onion mixture into the simmering beans. Remove the soup from the heat and lightly purée, using a stick blender, blender or potato masher. (A 75 percent purée leaves significant texture.) 4. Return the soup pot to the heat. Add more water as needed to produce a soup that’s moderately thick, but thinner than a stew. Taste and adjust the seasoning. It will likely need salt unless the cook used pre-salted canned beans. Add more cumin or smoked paprika to taste. Simmer at least 10 to 15 minutes to allow flavors to develop. 5. For the salsa, cut the oranges into sections and then cubes. Mix with the red onion, jalapeño pepper and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Stir in the cilantro immediately before serving. 6. To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and either top with 3 tablespoons of the salsa and some crema, or pass the salsa and crema at the table.
Achiote, made from annatto seeds, is available as a paste at markets that carry Hispanic products. Natkin likes the El Yucateco brand because it’s free of synthetic food coloring.
1½ oz (about 4 tsp) achiote paste (also called annatto) ½ cup vegetable oil 1 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp Tapatío or other bottled hot sauce 1 tsp kosher salt 10 oz extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/3-inch slabs and patted dry 1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/3-inch slabs 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 red bell peppers, cut into ¼-inch strips 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into ¼-inch strips Fresh lemon or lime juice (optional)
4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of achiote oil. Add the onion, garlic and bell peppers and sauté until very soft. 5. Add the tofu and zucchini to the pepper mixture. Taste and adjust the seasoning. It may need more salt, a little lime or lemon juice, or more heat. 6. To serve, wrap the tortillas in a damp, clean dishtowel and microwave until soft and warm, about 2 minutes. 7. Make stacks of 2 tortillas each. Top with a moderate scoop of the filling and a spoonful of guacamole and salsa. Pass the hot sauce to the more adventurous.
Source: Adapted from Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution, with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes, by Michael Natkin (Herbivoracious.com).
In nature nothing exists alone. ~Rachel Carson
24 (4-inch) or 16 (6-inch) soft corn tortillas
Guacamole Choice of salsa 1. Break up the achiote paste in a small bowl with a fork and mash in the oil, a little at a time, until it forms a lumpy paste. Mix in the cumin, hot sauce and salt. 2. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Brush the tofu with the achiote oil
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OCTOBER 1 & 2
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
Exploring Dreams: An Avenue to Authentic & Creative Living w/Justina Lasley. Find meaning in dreams as a valuable resource for personal growth and spiritual well-being. Continuing Ed credits avail. Springbank Retreat for Eco-Spirituality and the Arts, 1345 Springbank Rd., Kingstree. $275 fee includes lodging and meals. 843-382-9777 or SpringbankRetreat.org..
Free Health Natural Health Class w/Drew Family Chiropractic–6:30 p.m. In celebration of National Chiropractic Month. Free Class/workshop packed full of info to keep you and your family healthy naturally. Drawings, free Chiropractic care giveaway and other prizes. RSVP 803-865-3000, 26 Office Park Court, Columbia, DrewFamilyChiro.com.
Spirit Connections w/Val Ryan 7-9:30pm. Contact passed loved ones, spirit guides and past lives w/ Psychic Medium. We’ll discuss the process helping you to connect on your own. Guest Speaker: Margaret Self & Reiki. CarolinaReikiInstitute.com $20. St. Andrews Rd Area. For info, reg & dir 803750-7117, email@example.com, ryanspirit.com.
OCTOBER 10 & 11
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
The Art of Mindful Living: A Path to Wholeness through Yoga w/Susan Pannier-Cass. Learn gentle yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices that you can easily incorporate into your everyday life. Springbank Retreat for Eco-Spirituality and the Arts, 1345 Springbank Rd., Kingstree. $250 fee includes lodging and meals. 843-382-9777 or SpringbankRetreat.org.
Community HU Sing–10am. HU (pronounced Hue) is a spiritual sound that connects us with the Holy Spirit (God’s Life Force). It is a love song to God and is very uplifting, especially in a group setting, sung for about 20 min. Refreshments follow. Free, all are welcome. 7 Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane. Info: Steve, 803-318-1887, ECK-SC.org, or Meetup.com/Columbia-spiritual-seekers/.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 Reiki Clinic w/Margaret Self–10:30am-12:30pm. Join us as we share Reiki treatments in a group. Open to all, no training necessary. Great intro to Reiki energy. $10, must preregister. Carolina Reiki Institute, 112 Wexwood Ct, Columbia. Info: 803551-1191 or CarolinaReikiInstitute.com. Green Drinks–5:30-7pm. For all in green building, sales, conservation, recycling, nature & politics to gather for fun & shared enlightenment. Check Facebook: Green Drinks Columbia. For the September location or visit KeeptheMidlandsBeautiful.org/ Calendar/GreenDrinksColumbia.asp.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 HypnoBirthing w/Denby Beauchamp–6pm. 4 class series starts. Enjoy a calm, safe, shorter, easier, more comfortable birth through self-hypnosis, guided imagery, and breathing techniques. Expecting Well, 514-A Gervais. 803-667-1371, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.happiestbirth.com.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 Natural Awakenings Discount at Rosewood– 8am-8pm. 20% off purchase price at Rosewood Market, Deli and other sale items not incl. 2803 Rosewood Dr, Columbia. RosewoodMarket.com, 803-530-3270. Reiki Clinic w/Margaret Self–5:30-8pm. Join us as we share Reiki treatments in a group. Open to all, no training necessary. Great intro to Reiki energy. $10, must preregister. Carolina Reiki Institute, 112 Wexwood Ct, Columbia. Info: 803-551-1191 or CarolinaReikiInstitute.com.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 Men’s Spirituality Group at Unity−9:3010:30am. “How Men’s Issues Relate to Our Spirituality”. Lively discussion to define what guys see as their most important concerns. Newcomers welcome. Love offering. Unity of Columbia SEE Room, 1801 LeGrand Rd, Columbia, 803-7365766, UnityColumbiaSC.org. The Healing Circle at Unity w/Deborah King– 12:30-2pm. Gratitude and peaceful being in bringing wholeness to oneself as a healing tradition” and “Integration into a practice in group energy at a distance”.. Newcomers welcome. Love Offering. Info: 803-549-6302.Unity of Columbia, 1801 LeGrand Rd., Columbia. UnityColumbiasc.org.
THURSDAY,OCTOBER 11 Farmers Market at Rosewood–4-7pm. Join us and meet your growers:Pee Dee Ranch, grass fed and pastured meats; Our Local Catch, fish shrimp, clams, live crabs, fillets and whole fish; Wil-Moore Farms, chicken, eggs nd turkey sausage. City Roots Urban Farm; Trail Ridge Farm & Dairy, goat cheese; a lemonade stand and tie-dyed T-shirts. 2803 Rosewood Dr, Columbia. RosewoodMarket. com, 803-530-3270
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 “Head to Toe” Health Extravaganza–10am-2pm. A health fair aimed at an active aging program. Health, wellness & fitness demos and exhibits for mind, body & spirit. Active wear fashion show and sale, food tastings, financial advice, crafts, health & beauty, and free Flu vaccines sponsored by Walgreens. Members: $2 Non-members: $4 Katie & Irwin Kahn JCC, 306 Flora Dr, Columbia, 803787-2023. JCCcolumbia.org.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 Natural Awakenings Discount at Rosewood– 8am-8pm. 20% off purchase price at Rosewood Market, Deli and other sale items not incl. 2803 Rosewood Dr, Columbia. RosewoodMarket.com, 803-530-3270.
OCTOBER 12-14 “Awareness” through Writing: Expressing from the Heart w/Mary Catherine Harris. Awaken to a deeper awareness of your inner life through expressive writing. Identify and express in writing – both through poetry and prose – what your heart holds. Springbank Retreat for Eco-Spirituality and the Arts, 1345 Springbank Rd., Kingstree. $275 fee includes lodging and meals. 843-382-9777 or SpringbankRetreat.org.
Give It A Tri–Noon. JCC Kids-Get-Fit Triathlon. A wonderful intro to the sport of triathlon (swim, bike, run). Safe and secure course on JCC property. Helmets are required for the biking portion; mountain bikes recommended. Ages: 5-14 years. Registration $30 Contact: lindsaya@jcccolumbia. org for details and entry forms. Katie & Irwin Kahn JCC, 306 Flora Dr, Columbia, 803-787-2023. JCCcolumbia.org. Laughter Yoga for Health and Wellbeing w/ Dr. Delores Pluto–12:30-1:30pm. Laugh for no reason, without jokes, comedy, or humor. Laughter Yoga=laughter exercises+yoga breathing. Come as you are. No experience, special clothing, or equipment necessary. Donations accepted. Unity of Columbia, 1801 LeGrand Rd, Columbia, 803736-5766. UnityColumbiaSC.org. Columbia Out of the Darkness Community Walk w/AFSP–1-4pm. Fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, at Columbia Riverfront Park Route is 2.5 miles and runs alongside the Historic Columbia Canal. Closing Ceremony at Columbia Riverfront amphitheater will feature Native America flutist, Jonathan Ward. Register by 10/12 Info: Barbara Webb:803-206:email@example.com. AFSP.donordrive.com.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 Community Appreciation Day at Columbia Family Chiropractic–8-10:30am, 3-6:30pm. Free massages, refreshments, discounts and giveaways on health products, and local vendors. Guests receive free exams/consultations by Dr. Stetson worth $270 this day only. Free, call to register. Columbia Family Chiropractic, a Maximized Living Health Center, 224 O’Neil Ct Columbia 803-788-8831; MaximizedLivingDrStetson.com. The Midlands Celiac Support Dining Out–6pm. All welcome, including spouses & kids. No dues. Dining out: Jason’s Deli in the Vista, 823 Gervais,
Columbia, Rebekah Godfrey 803-530-7234, Facebook: Celiac Pal, CentralSCCeliacSupportGroup. club.officelive.com.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 Soul Light Healing Sessions w/Rev. Dr. Olympia Freeman–10:30-6:30pm. Be the person your soul calls you to be. Clear emotional and Karmic issues. Release ancestral/family patterns, traumas. Connect with your Higher Self. Pioneering energy facilitator, 30 years experience coming to Columbia. Relieve pain and stress with TRI-OM Touch Healing. Private limited openings. Fees start at $60. CHI, 1204 Lexington Ave Irmo. 828-226-0660, Rev. Dr. Olympia Freeman, Cht, Soulsmidwife.com.
OCTOBER 19-21 Butterfly Retreat for Women. Oceanfront dinners, presentations, entertainers, guided meditation, pastlife regression sessions. Speakers address finding joy, discovering your passions, experiencing energy healing, brain core therapy; will have yoga, zumba, self defense, self hypnosis, alternative health, wine tasting, fashion and style, social media, water aerobics, meditation and story boards. $260 includes meals, accommodation and resort amenities. The Beach Cove Resort 4800 S Ocean Blvd, NORTH Myrtle Beach, Jennifer Lombardi 843 450-0637 TheButterflyTereat.com. Planting Seeds of Hope: Growing Your Own Vegetables w/Rita Wienken. Looks at the process of getting food from the field to the table and at what substances have either been sprayed on food or fed to livestock families eat at mealtime Participants explore these topics and learn how to build a 5x8 foot raised bed for growing their own food. Springbank Retreat for Eco-Spirituality and the Arts, 1345 Springbank Rd., Kingstree. $200 fee includes lodging and meals. A Saturday-only session is available for $50 and includes lunch. 843-382-9777 or SpringbankRetreat.org.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
clams, live crabs, fillets and whole fish; Wil-Moore Farms, chicken, eggs nd turkey sausage. City Roots Urban Farm; Trail Ridge Farm & Dairy, goat cheese; a lemonade stand and tie-dyed T-shirts. 2803 Rosewood Dr, Columbia. RosewoodMarket. com, 803-530-3270
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 Taste of Golden Silence: Mindfulness Meditation Retreat w/Diane Barnes, M.Ed. eRYT500–9am2pm. Silent mindfulness meditation retreat with meal, $80 (early bird by 10/12, $72 / 2 for $130) Mindful Living Studio, West Columbia, MindfulLivingStudio.com, 803-739-8701, MindfulLivingStudio@gmail.com. Intro to Mindfulness Meditation w/Diane Barnes, M.Ed. eRYT500–9:30 am-1:15pm. Intro program for mindfulness based stress reduction for Stress and Pain Management program. $55 (early bird by 10/12 $48). Mindful Living Studio, West Columbia, MindfulLivingStudio.com, 803-739-8701, MindfulLivingStudio@gmail.com. Free Essential Oils Class w/Expecting Well– 12:30pm. Learn about dōTERRA essential oils and how they can enhance your wellness. Check website for topic. Please pre-register. Expecting Well, 514-A Gervais, Columbia. 803-661-8452, ExpectingWell.com.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 Friendship Sunday–11am. Bring a friend to Unity’s Sunday 11am Celebration Service and share a potluck dish afterward . Unity cookbooks available in the Bookstore. 1801 LeGrand Rd, Columbia, 803-530-6199. UnityColumbiaSC.org.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 Natural Awakenings Discount at Rosewood– 8am-8pm. 20% off purchase price at Rosewood Market, Deli and other sale items not incl. 2803 Rosewood Dr, Columbia. RosewoodMarket.com, 803-530-3270.
Natural Awakenings Discount at Rosewood– 8am-8pm. 20% off purchase price at Rosewood Market, Deli and other sale items not incl. 2803 Rosewood Dr, Columbia. RosewoodMarket.com, 803-530-3270.
Composting Workshop–5:15pm. Learn how you can make fertile compost for free for your garden USC West Quad Carolina Community Garden behind Building C. Info: Renee’ LeBouef, 985691-2103, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified Reiki Practitioner Program w/Margaret Self–9am–5pm. Start of a six month program with more in-depth course of instruction than individual classes. Includes Usui Reiki Levels I through III (Master), clinicals, ethics and business practice set up information. Students who complete this program qualify to enroll in the Reiki IV (Master/ Teacher) classes which are taught as an apprenticeship. $1000, preregistration required. Carolina Reiki Institute, 112 Wexwood Ct. Columbia, SC 803-551-1191 or CarolinaReikiInstitute.com
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Anniversary Celebration at Garners−11am3pm. To mark the beginning of their third year in Columbia, join them for a celebration, with free samples, gifts and fun. 4840 Forest Drive, near Fresh Market. (803) 454-7700
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 Farmers Market at Rosewood–4-7pm. Join us and meet your growers:Pee Dee Ranch, grass fed and pastured meats; Our Local Catch, fish shrimp,
Reiki Clinic w/Margaret Self–5:30-8pm. Join us as we share Reiki treatments in a group. Open to all, no training necessary. Great intro to Reiki energy. $10, must preregister. Carolina Reiki Institute, 112 Wexwood Ct, Columbia. Info: 803-551-1191 or CarolinaReikiInstitute.com.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Five Gyres Last Straw Plastic Pollution Solutions Bike Tour w/Stiv Wilson−7–8pm. Five Gyres Institute has 6 bicyclists riding from Boston to Charleston to raise awareness for plastic in the oceans, stopping in Pawleys Island for presentation. 5gyres.org. At Barefoot Barista Restaurant Coffee House and Tea Rooms, 10080 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, 843-957-7803, BarefootBarista.net.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Reiki Clinic w/Margaret Self–10:30am-12:30pm. Join us as we share Reiki treatments in a group. Open to all, no training necessary. Great intro to Reiki energy. $10, must preregister. Carolina Reiki Institute, 112 Wexwood Ct, Columbia. Info: 803551-1191 or CarolinaReikiInstitute.com. Green Drinks–5:30-7pm. For all in green building, sales, conservation, recycling, nature & politics to gather for fun & shared enlightenment. Check Facebook: Green Drinks Columbia. For the September location or visit KeeptheMidlandsBeautiful.org/ Calendar/GreenDrinksColumbia.asp.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Eckankar Worship Service “Tune in to Gods Blessings”–10am. Free, all are welcome. 7 Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane. Info: Steve, 803-318-1887, ECK-SC.org, or Meetup.com/Columbia-spiritualseekers/.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Farmers Market at Rosewood–4-7pm. Join us and meet your growers:Pee Dee Ranch, grass fed and pastured meats; Our Local Catch, fish shrimp, clams, live crabs, fillets and whole fish; Wil-Moore Farms, chicken, eggs nd turkey sausage. City Roots Urban Farm; Trail Ridge Farm & Dairy, goat cheese; a lemonade stand and tie-dyed T-shirts. 2803 Rosewood Dr, Columbia. RosewoodMarket. com, 803-530-3270
ongoing events Have You Had a Spiritual Experience? Meet in a comfortable and informal setting where all Spiritual points of view are appreciated, non-dogmatic approach. Free, sponsored by Eckankar. Past discussion topics: Past Lives, God Realization, Dreams, and Coincidences. An important forum for all who love God who are serious about their Spiritual growth. Dates and times vary, see contact info for update. Steve at 803-318-1887, ECK-SC.org, or meetup.com/columbia-spiritual-seekers/. How to Pray Without Talking to God w/Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett−9:30-10:30am. Learn how to pray to experience a rich and fulfilling spiritual practice without adhering to creeds and dogmas. Classes facilitated by LaVoice Kallestad, LUT. Meets every Sunday (10/7-11/18) Unity of Columbia, 1801 LeGrand Rd, Columbia. 803-7365766 or UnityColumbiaSC.org. Unity of Columbia Sunday Celebration Service −11am. Prayer, meditation, great music and a series of uplifting messages from a variety of interesting speakers. Unitots and Unikids, metaphysical bookstore open 9-11am. Unity of Columbia, 1801LeGrand Rd., Columbia, 803-736-5766, UnityColumbiaSC.org
Grandparent’s Day–all day. KD’s loves Grandparents at the treehouse. To show their appreciation, they offer 15% off regular priced merchandise (excluding strollers, breast pumps & accessories, and art) KD’s Treehouse. 2911 Devine St, 803-7480198, KDsTreehouse.com. Aikido-Weapons & Empty Hand w/Walter Patterson–7:30-9am. A powerful martial art with non-violent philosophy. $30/month includes 2x/ week practice. Harbison Recreation Center, 106 Hillpine Rd, Columbia. Info: 803 319-1438. Mindfulness Yoga for Healing w/Diane Barnes, M.Ed. eRYT500–9:45-11am. $88 for sessions Mindful Living Studio, West Columbia, 803-7398701, MindfulLivingStudio@gmail.com. Healthy Carolina Farmers Market–10am-2pm. Locally grown produce, fresh seafood, boiled peanuts, kettle corn, freshly baked bread, and other goods including natural soaps and lotions. By Healthy Carolina, Parking Services, and the SC Dept of Ag. 1400 Greene St in front of the Russell House University Union, USC, Columbia. Info: sc.edu/healthycarolina/farmersmarket.html or email@example.com. Sandhill Farmers Market–2pm-7pm. Located at the entrance to Clemson’s Sandhill Research & Ed Center, 900 Clemson Rd (across from Village at Sandhill), Columbia. Fresh local produce, meat, shrimp, eggs, milk, cheese and honey. Also plants, baked goods, homemade bread, boiled peanuts, yarn and woolen items. Live music and Master Gardeners available to answer questions. Info clemson. edu/sandhill, 803-699-3190, 803-788-5700. Free Beginner’s Intro Tai Chi Class w/Wes Adams–6pm. Tai Chi—a beautiful art people fall in love with, both for the benefits & for the joy. Fitness, health, relaxation, clarity, energy, confidence, peace & balance. Sign up online at ColumbiaTaiChiCenter.com/signup. 2910 Rosewood Dr. Info: Wes, 803-873-2100, or ColumbiaTaiChiCenter.com. Nia w/Nancy Whitlock−6pm. Nia teaches you to consciously move in gentler ways to bring greater comfort and ease into your life. It revitalizes your mind and body as it uplifts your spirit and emotions. Moves are adaptable for all ages and fitness levels. Still Hopes Wellness Center, West Columbia. Info: Nancy 803-779-8077, firstname.lastname@example.org, nianow.com.
Weight Watchers–Noon. Weekly meetings led by a trained Weight Watchers specialist. The essentials of healthy weight loss, good nutrition, and behavior modification are discussed. 10-week program Join anytime. $98/10-week session (join anytime- fees will be prorated) Katie & Irwin Kahn JCC, 306 Flora Dr, Columbia, 803 787 2023 JCCcolumbia.org All Local Farmer’s Market–4-8pm. Produceronly farmers’ market offering fresh, local food straight from South Carolina farmers. 711 Whaley St, Columbia. Info: email@example.com. Facebook-All local Farmers Market.
Jin shin Jyutsu Self-Help Thursdays w/Margaret Self–(Call to Schedule). Have your 12 pulses assessed and receive a self-help protocol to use at home. $10 Columbia Margaret Self, Carolina Reiki Institute Inc., 803-551-1191. Aikido-Ukemi(falling) & Empty Hand w/Walter Patterson–7:30-9am. $30/month includes 2x/week practice. Harbison Recreation Center, 106 Hillpine Rd, Columbia. Info: 803 319-1438. Lexington’s Local Farmer’s Market–10am-2pm. At the Shoppes at Flight Deck, 109 Old Chapin Rd, local fresh farm produce, crafts and more. Info: Heidi Black (803) 957-3602, Facebook: LocalFarmers-Market-at-Flight-Deck. Prenatal Yoga w/Rachel Hall, MD, RYT200– 5:30pm-6:45pm. Open to all students. Prepare mind and body for labor and more. 1st class free. (new students come 15 min early). $10-14/class packages. Expecting Well, 514-A Gervais, Columbia. 803-661-8452, ExpectingWell.com. Mindfulness Yoga for Healing w/Diane Barnes, M.Ed. eRYT500–5:30-7pm. $88 for sessions Mindful Living Studio, West Columbia, 803-739-8701, MindfulLivingStudio@gmail.com.
Hands for Peace Integrative Healing Clinic w/ Pamila Lorentz, MSW, RN, LMBT–10am-6pm, by appointment. One-on-one appointments for post trauma healing. Services available may include CranioSacral Therapy, Energy Healing, Touch Kinesiology/Balancing, EFT, etc. by licensed, certified professionals. Suggested fee $70/hr; Center for Health Integration, 1204 Lexington Ave., Suite 1A, Irmo, 803-749-1576, or email: chimassage@ bellsouth.net. Prenatal Yoga w/Rachel Hall, MD, RYT200– 5pm-6:15pm. Prepare mind and body for labor, delivery & welcoming new life. 1st class free (new students come 15 min early). $10-14/class packages. Expecting Well, 514-A Gervais, Columbia. 803-661-8452, ExpectingWell.com.
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Sherri Jefferson, MA, LMT, NCC, LPC/I 803-414-5652 email@example.com Prenatal Yoga w/Rachel Hall, MD, RYT200. Time varies week to week. Check website for time. Open to all students. 1st class free. Expecting Well, 514-A Gervais, Columbia. 803-661-8452, ExpectingWell.com. All Local Farmer’s Market–8am-12pm. Producer-only farmers’ market offering fresh, local food straight from South Carolina farmers. 711 Whaley St, Columbia. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Town of Lexington Farmers Market–9am-1pm. First day for summer market, for local farmers and artisans, and public education on the benefits of eating local, fresh produce SC Certified, and supporting local artists and economy. Will operate every Sat thru Oct 27. Info: Jennifer 803-356-8238, email@example.com.
Sherri has 18 years of experience working within integrative health care. Each session is grounded in a safe and sacred space. This allows each person to embrace his or her own evolving life process. Sherri utilizes a variety of tools, including, but not limited to, Heart Math, Emotional Freedom Technique, NLP, Body Talk, and advanced kinesiology. You are invited to call for a 50% discount on your first counseling appointment. “Sherri helped me profoundly through my issues with grief and PTSD. She brought me back into the world of the living.” J.J., Columbia
FITNESS COLUMBIA TAI CHI CENTER
Wesley Adams, Owner/Instructor 2910 Rosewood Dr Columbia 803-873-2100 ColumbiaTaiChiCenter.com Wes Adams is dedicated to helping people live happier, healthier, more balanced lives by teaching traditional lineage Tai chi. In this day of “cardio Tai chi” workouts and one-day Tai chi instructor certification seminars, there is a strong need for authentic instruction in the complete art of Tai chi. Wes is a certified instructor under the American Center for Chinese Studies, NY. See ad, page 18.
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Katz Delaney-Leija, MSW, EFT-CC, Psych-K Advanced, Energy Medicine 803-530-6199 firstname.lastname@example.org Discover an alternative to conventional therapy that produces lasting results, quickly. Katz Delaney-Leija incorporates her therapy skills, insight, intuition and spiritual guidance to hone in on the issues that block self-healing and success. Specialties include health issues, stress, trauma, self-worth, sexual issues, service-related PTSD, and relationships. Call for a free assessment.
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514-A Gervais St Columbia 803-661-8452 DrRachelhall.com email@example.com Find us on Facebook for great health tips Integrative/Holistic medicine consults for anyone wanting to approach their health more naturally. Dr. Hall is a board certified family physician and is preparing to take the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine exam in November 2012. Together we will focus on treating you as a whole person, finding the root of the problem, not just treating symptoms.
INTUITIVE READINGS THE SOURCE WITHIN YOU Rev. Julie E. Bradshaw 803-800-9211 TheSourceWithinYou.com
Julie Bradshaw offers intuitive life readings, akashic record readings, and angel and spirit guide readings. She is a Reiki master and certified hypnotherapist who is also certified in Psych-K and NLP. Using various methods of energy psychology, she assists clients in releasing issues as they are identified during a reading. Julie has been studying and working with energy healing for more than 20 years.
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Matrx Coaching: Assisting you through the Matrx of your mind to achieve your business and life goals “one pebble at a time.” At Matrx Coaching, we understand the thought systems and beliefs we have that sustain our patterns of production. These systems express themselves through goals, wants, desires and needs; and are so interconnected on a finite scale that they keep you in a spiral of non-achievement. To create change or embrace the change that is happening in your business and life, call now to set an appointment and learn more.
SPIRITUAL SPIRITUAL DISCUSSION GROUP
803-318-1887 Contact Steve ECK-SC.org Meetup.com/Columbia-spiritual-seekers Have you had a spiritual experience that you would like to share in a relaxed, nondogmatic setting? Eckankar hosts open discussions (meetups), worship services and more at no charge. All are welcome. These are important forums for all who love God and who are serious about their spiritual growth.Topics include understanding past lives, dreams, coincidences, God’s creative life force and more. Call ahead: time and date may vary.
THERMOGRAPHY ABOUT YOUR HEALTH INC. 120 Kaminer Way Pkwy, Ste J Columbia 803-798-8687
About Your Health Inc. is a small business whose main focus is health education and health-enhancing services. These services include, but are not limited to, one-onone nutritional counseling, Reams pH testing, parasite programs, aquachi footbaths, far infrared sauna, weight-loss programs, and thermography as featured on the health segment on WIS TV. We offer a full line of hard-to-find natural, organic, whole food nutritional supplements, and some specialty items that include raw foods and natural household items. See ad, page 8.
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GARNER’S NATURAL LIFE 4840 Forest Dr, Ste 15a Columbia Trenholm Plaza 803-454-7700 garnersnaturallife.com
At Garner’s Natural Life we offer the purest, most innovative high-quality natural products. With more than 130 collective years of wellness experience, our expert staff provides the most unsurpassed customer service in our industry. We are proud to say that our knowledge allows us to encourage choices that will positively impact the heath and future of our community and environment. See ad, back page.
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