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The Roots of Good Health

Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

CBD’s New Frontier

Help for Mental Health

Pam Flowerday

Intuitive Counsel & Healings

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ave you heard the old cliché: life is a journey, not a destination? For some reason, I’ve always found this expression annoying. In my mind, destinations, goals and dreams coming true are the whole point of this “journey” of life. Sure, there is a process required to get from point A to point B, but isn’t the destination what’s really important? Forty-four years and a whole lot of journeys later, I finally get it—nope, not so much. The Universal Law of Process centers around the principle that we’re all here for a very specific purpose, and we each have a unique path to follow in this life. Many times, our path is like a spiral staircase that twists and turns as we ascend each step upward toward our perceived goal or destination, as well as backward when we stumble, lose our footing and fall. Some of us are very clear about what’s at the top, while others of us find the ‘destination’ shifts and changes as we progress the staircase. What once seemed important at the beginning of the climb is now irrelevant, and we are led to another stairwell and a new destination. Regardless, each of us requires our own step-by-step process to get where we are going and to be who we are becoming. Those attempting to subvert this law and create a shortcut or a giant leap from the bottom of the staircase to the top, often find themselves lost, confused and foundationless, causing the entire staircase to crumble. And now, back to step one. What this law has been teaching me is that my journey is mine and mine alone, and what someone else might perceive as a misstep or fall, is nothing more than divine re-direction leading me to exactly what’s required next on this path of life. It’s teaching me patience and courage and faith to keep taking the small steps, even if they’re unsteady— especially when they’re unsteady. I love this quote by Meister Eckhart, German theologian from the 13th century, who said, “God is not found in the Soul by adding anything but by a process of subtraction.” Yes, this winding staircase has led me on a process of adding crap I thought I needed to survive and thrive in this physical realm, only to then release most of it, or at least that which no longer served my highest good. It has led me to question and disregard the mistruths and lies I’ve believed about myself and the world around me. It has led me all the way back to myself—my own inner wisdom and the spirit of God within myself and each one of us. And guess what, this process of life has led me to an exciting new adventure I’m embarking on this month—a trip to Egypt! I’m beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to help lead a 12-day sacred travel tour through Egypt, with the hope (goal/destination;) of guiding my own transformational “soulventure” trips in the future. I will share details and pictures of the tour in the April and May issues of Natural Awakenings. Until then my friends, please enjoy the March issue which is filled with plant-based goodness, the powerful benefits of CBD on mental health (as well as local articles from our trusted CBD resource providers!), my Publisher’s Pick highlighting Pam Flowerday Intuitive Counsel and our Community Spotlight featuring my friend and favorite stress-reducing practitioner, Jennifer Burrows of Mind-Body Wellness. Here’s to your life taking you step-by-step toward your own unfolding potential!


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Reset Your Nervous System to Resolve Chronic Health Conditions


arrin Lenton, owner of Neural Advantage, specializes in helping clients with chronic pain and other health difficulties. Conditions that he has successfully helped resolve include balance issues, muscle tightness/weakness, vertigo, ocular control, chronic pain, athletic injuries, recurring headaches, arthritis and more. “I Darrin Lenton want people to know that if they have been to every specialist out there and have tried every therapy recommended, yet they are still experiencing pain, there is hope,” says Lenton. “I am not a replacement to other therapies, but I do offer complementary care that can serve as a catalyst to get them through a plateau with remarkable results.” Lenton describes his healing work as energy medicine meets western neuroscience. “I divide problems into two categories: neural signaling and structural anomalies,” explains Lenton. “I can find and reset dysfunctions within the neural network responsible for pain or functional trouble with anything that the nervous system controls.” He goes on to share that many people with chronic pain experience neural signaling miscommunication in the body which can lead to lower and upper back, knee, shoulder, neck and joint pain. “Neurons act like a dimmer switch that are either dialed up too high or too low, which leads to extreme pain and difficulty functioning,” says Lenton. “It seems like magic, but once I’m able to address and resolve the neurological signaling error, and if that error was the sole reason for the pain or dysfunction, then that symptom is immediately cleared.” Structural anomalies such as scar tissue, bone spurs, arthritis, calcifications and some tumors require a bit more time and attention to reset, according to Lenton. “These structures take up space in the body and soft tissue and nerves can become stuck together creating adhesions and nerve entrapments and reduce tissue extensibility,” he says. “In many cases, complete resolution of a painful problem cannot be achieved without solving both neural signaling errors and structural anomalies. I can reset these signaling errors immediately and deal with the structural issues over the course of a few visits, setting the stage for a client to clean the scar tissue out of their own body, naturally.” For more information, or to read client testimonials, visit Facebook. com/NeuralAdvantage. Cost: $100 for a 60-minute session. Offices located in Spokane Valley and Coeur d’Alene. To make an appointment, call 916-215-9118. See ad, page 15.


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Wide Variety of CBD Products Available at Local’s Canna House


he wellness CBD market is alive and well in Spokane and many local cannabis retail shops, including Local’s Canna House, have joined the revolution. “Although hemp-derived CBD is unregulated, there is another option for adults 21 and older,” shares Doug Peterson, owner of Local’s Canna House. Local’s Canna House carries a variety of CBD products from tinctures and topicals, to flower and vape cartridges. With such a large number of options, customers can find the method that works best for their body. “It’s important to note that all CBD products carried in Washington cannabis retail shops must have concentrations of THC of at least 0.3 percent or more. But that doesn’t mean you’ll experience the psychoactive effects of the THC,” says Peterson. Larissa Campbell, a lead budtender a Local’s explains that the addition of THC is what contributes to the “entourage” effect. “In many cases, the combination of THC and CBD can actually maximize the effects of CBD.” The entourage effect is when different compounds of the cannabis plant interact with the human body to create a synergistic effect. “We have many CBD products that are so popular they just fly off the shelves,” says Campbell, who assures potential customers not to be intimidated by the wide variety of products. “Our team is great at spending as much time as you need explaining the different products and recommending what might be helpful. Hearing stories from our customers about how our products have changed their lives is really motivating to us. We just want to help as many people as we can.” Local’s Canna House is located at 9616 E Sprague Ave., in the Spokane Valley. The store’s knowledgeable budtenders can recommend products varying from edibles, tinctures, topicals, vape cartridges and more. Call 509-413-2796 or visit LocalsCannaHouse.com for more information. See ad, page 31.

Holistic Chamber Meeting Features Tax Tips


ust in time for tax season, the Spokane Chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC) will hold its March meeting on March 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Local chapter member and financial advisor, Charlie Ker, will speak on Tax Tips for Everyone! Meetings are open to local businesses and service providers interested in networking, referral opportunities and joining the HCC. Meeting location: Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard. Cost: Free for HCC members; $10 for visitors. RSVP to 509-869-4361 (call or text). For more information or to apply for membership, visit HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com/Spokane. See ad, page 9.

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Change Your Mindset to Empower Your Life


mpowerment Partnership is offering their revolutionary Integrative Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Certification Training April 2 to 5 near Seattle, Washington, at a discounted rate for Natural Awakenings readers. “NLP offers one of the most effective and scientifically-proven techniques for unlocking the power of the unconscious mind to create lasting change in your life,” shares a representative of the Empowerment Partnership. “Our proven techniques merge psychological and neurological sciences with ancient Hawaiian spiritual teachings to help people achieve their goals, build rapport, reprogram the mind for success, release limiting beliefs, communicate in more dynamic ways and overcome procrastination, depression and phobias.” Led by Dr. Matthew B. James, the organization’s mission is to actively empower the planet by offering NLP trainings and online courses around the world. “We believe in empowering people to harness the language of their own minds, because we are all meant to embark on a journey toward discovery and self-improvement,” states their website. “And it is because we believe in these things that the outcome and effectiveness of our trainings are truly effective, overwhelmingly positive, and lasting.” Training cost: $144 with promo code NATURALNW (regularly $194). Location: Hyatt House Seattle-Bellevue, 3244 139th Ave., SE, Bellevue, WA. For more information or to register, visit EmpowermentPartnership.com or call 800800-MIND (6463). See ad, page 3.

oshua Inacio is a gifted spiritual teacher, vibrational sound healer, intuitive and channel who is coming to the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area for five days of classes, sound healings, presentations and private sessions between March 12 and 16. Originally from England, Inacio relocated to Kansas in 2011 and travels nationally and internationally to help people on their spiritual and health journeys. “As a holistic practitioner, my goal is to continually develop and create sound and vibrational work Joshua Inacio for the betterment of our physical and spiritual well-being,” he says. “I support clients experiencing a variety of conditions, including autism, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression, addiction, energy blockages, IBS and digestive issues, infertility, autoimmune issues and more.” On March 12 at 7 p.m., Ignacio is speaking at the Spokane Metaphysical Research Society meeting on The Dynamic Shape of Your Resonance Field at Unity Spiritual Center on the South Hill. On March 13 at 7 p.m., he is presenting on Archangel Michael and Archea Faith Attunement in South Perry, Spokane. On March 14 at 6:30 p.m., a Group Channeling with The Archangels and Ascended Masters also in South Perry, Spokane. He will also give a presentation at the North Idaho Unity Church on March 15 during the 10 a.m. service and will be offering a group session after services. For more information on other Joshua Inacio appearances, including classes and speaking engagements, refer to the Events Calendar beginning on page 22. In addition, he is offering private healing sessions on March 13, 14 and 16. Registration required for all events and private sessions. Space is limited. For more information, costs or to register, contact Debbie McManus at 509-939-1413 or email chipmunk1551@comcast.net. See calendar listings, pages 22 and 23.

Holistic Festival in Spokane Valley Offers Natural Remedies and Technologies


he spring Holistic Festival will take place April 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point Park, located at 2426 North Discovery Place, in Spokane Valley. Admission is $6 and includes over 50 booths and free lectures throughout the day. “The intention of the Holistic Festival is to acquaint the public with local practitioners and educate them about the healing modalities that are available locally,” says festival organizer, Cindy Gardner. “In addition to organic and natural products, remedies, body care and pain relief, this year’s festival also features a variety of health scans and healing technologies.” Gardner shares that attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a chiropractor, hypnotherapist, acupuncturist, physical therapist, readers and healers. “They can also experience a foot scan, a Chinese pulse reading and BEMER technology.”   The festival also offers free lectures on a wide variety of topics including natural approaches to pain relief. “We will also have lectures teaching us how to work with our angels, how to create our future, how to be mindful of the signs in our life, as well as spiritual guidance and how to work with crystals,” explains Gardner. For more information, visit HolisticFestivals.com. See ad, page 25. March 2020


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The Benefits of Working with a Transformational Coach by Jennifer Spor


ome of the most successful people on the planet—from athletes to corporate leaders—have coaches to keep them on track to achieving their goals. There are a multitude of coaches to choose from, including transformational coaches. While the word transformation implies change, a transformational coach helps their clients remember the essence of who they are and who they’ve always been.   Transformational coaches help clients close the gap between where they are now in their lives and where they want to be, helping them reach the highest levels of fulfillment, potential and performance. This style of coaching is an ideal match for spiritually driven leaders, who feel stuck in their nine to five gain the clarity and confidence they need to answer their higher calling.   A transformational coach could be a great solution for you if any of the following are true: You feel stuck. You know you want to change your life, but you’re not sure where to start, or what it is that you want. You’ve already experienced a certain level of success, but it doesn’t mean what it used to. You’re looking for “more” in your career and life, but you’re not clear on what that “more” is… Your confidence and self-esteem aren’t at the level you want them to be. There may be suppressed emotions and past experiences you’re holding onto that need to be let go. You want to stop second-guessing yourself and tune into your intuition more. Managing your emotions is a challenge. You tend to let external circumstances and the approval of others affect how you feel. You overcommit, and you can’t say no. You often feel overwhelmed by all you have to take care of, and you don’t consistently make time for yourself. You’re going through a life transition. You’re re-evaluating your priorities and quality of life. Spirituality is becoming more of a focus, and you’re trying to make sense of how everything fits. You’re not moving forward on following your dreams. You have dreams and intend to pursue them, but you’re not clear in how you’re going to get there, so you end up procrastinating.   If any of these resonate with you, then the guidance of a transformational coach might be the next step you require on your life path! Jennifer Spor is a transformational coach and psychic serving the Inland Northwest region. She helps those who are ready to gain the clarity and confidence needed to move forward on their path. Schedule a free Clarity Session with her to learn more about how coaching can help you achieve your goals. Visit JenniferSpor.as.me/claritycall or book a psychic reading at JenniferSpor.as.me/readings. See ad, page 18.


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Pam Flowerday Intuitive Counsel & Healings by Amber McKenzie


fter meetChakra Reading ing intuitive Flowerday asked for counselor permission to read my and reiki master, energy field, and then Pam Flowerday, and checked the vibration learning more about and color of my crown her 20 plus years of chakra, which she intuitive work and matched to her own successful practice in vibration so she could the Bay area, I knew I tune in clairvoyantly. needed a session. Her Next, she scanned offer of a 25 percent each of my chakras discount to new cliand gave me a number ents on a 90-minute indicating how active intuitive reading and they were. She said my Pam Flowerday reiki session sealed solar plexus chakra the deal. I made the appointment, and was about 78 to 80 percent open, which is here’s how it went: quite active, so we would be focusing on First off, I felt very comfortable in what I’m processing there energetically. Flowerday’s presence. Her energy was welcoming, calm and centered. She Rose Reading explained that her readings are designed I loved this part! Flowerday explained to access information held in my energy that she is able to look at a client’s spirifield (aura) that may be stuck or have tual growth period through the symbol emotional charges making it difficult of a rose because roses are universally a to work through, causing resistance or neutral image that remove the emotional “blind spots.” charge from information, making it easier Flowerday shared that she clairvoyto read. She said my rose had two layers antly “sees” constellations of energy that and was a golden yellow and green color are stuck together in clusters in the aura, with numerous petals and that it was 75 also known as thoughtforms. Once she percent open. She said I stepped into this gets a good picture in her mind’s eye, period of growth in July of 2019 and that she describes what she sees to help creit will continue through April of 2020. ate ‘aha’ moments of truth. This process Each petal indicated an area of focus in my frees up the energy blocks and allows the spiritual growth, and the openness of the release of one’s own answers stored inside blossom was how far along I was on my the corresponding chakra. She explains, journey. She said the hip and stem of my “this process frees up the energy blocks rose were tall and strong, indicating clear so you can move forward rather than recommunication and how I showed up in peat the same patterns of behavior which the world. There were also two small leaves had been rooted in the unconscious on the rose that indicated young enerlimiting belief.” gies—my daughters. She also saw a large, 10

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bright sun directly behind my rose which indicated my highest truth and my spiritual resources. I felt fabulous and lit up with this information.


Next I was given the opportunity to ask any questions or talk about areas of my life where I had concerns. As I’m talking, Flowerday is able to tune in and watch which parts of my aura light up and then she’s able to read these ‘pictures’ and track them back to the starting point of the issue/concern. She asks for guidance from her inner self and the client’s inner self to show what information is useful in resolving the issue. She was able to take me back to a time in my childhood when I felt responsible for the adults in my life, and as a result of this assumed responsibility, I allowed a part of myself to break off. We talked at length about what she saw. Soon, she was able to guide me to clarity. I cried quite a bit but felt relief and forgiveness of myself and those around me. It was a very beautiful experience. She also shared with me an affirmation I could use in the future for additional self-care and healing.

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After the intuitive reading which took about an hour, she asked if I would like a healing. Of course, I said yes and hopped on the table. She spent about 30 minutes checking and realigning my chakras, clearing out the energy ready to be released from the session. She even did remote healing work on my children. I felt very relaxed and at peace. Finally, she called in golden energy from above to fill the space and me, replenishing the energy field and sealing the healing. I was on cloud nine for the rest of the day and would highly recommend her reading and reiki session to anyone looking for additional guidance and clarity in their life. Session cost for new clients: $112 (regularly $155). Location: The Lotus Spokane, 225 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane. For more information or to schedule, call 510-701-0204 or visit PamFlowerday.com. See ad, page 22.

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It’s not a diet or a fad; it’s a way of life.

THE ROOTS OF GOOD HEALTH Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet W

by April Thompson

hether identifying as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian or other veggie-friendly variant, a growing number of Americans are moving away from meat products and toward plant-rich foods. Most come to a plant-based diet for personal, planetary or animal welfare reasons; however, they stay for the flavorful foods they discover along their dietary journey and the health benefits they reap. Marly McMillen-Beelman was prescribed medications to alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. “I knew I didn’t want to be on prescriptions, so I decided to change my diet, beginning by giving up meat, dairy and eggs. I immediately felt much better and my symptoms 12

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went away naturally,” says the Kansas City, Missouri, author of The Everything Vegan Meal Prep Cookbook and founder of Chopped Academy, an online resource for food bloggers. “Now I eat an even greater variety of food than I did before I went vegan.” While only 3 percent of Americans identified as vegan and 5 percent as vegetarian in a recent Gallup Poll, a 2018 report by restaurant consultants Baum + Whiteman indicates that about 83 percent are eating more plant-based foods. Embarking on a plant-based diet is a lifelong adventure, but it can take time to adjust. Experts recommend a healthy dose of self-love with the newfound fondness for fruits and veggies. “Give your-


self some slack and realize that dietary changes do not happen overnight,” says April Murray, a registered dietician in Costa Mesa, California. “Start with familiar plant-based foods you already enjoy, and ease into trying new foods, whether tempeh or lentils.” A plant-oriented diet also can be flexible; health advocates encourage individuals to find a diet that works for them and their families. Leah Webb, the Asheville, North Carolina, author of Simple and Delicious Recipes for Cooking with Whole Foods on a Restrictive Diet, has adapted her diet over time to accommodate her family’s health needs. Although Webb has always maintained a plant-rich diet, she began incorporating


~Ocean Robbins

some animal products when her son was born. “He had severe food allergies and asthma, and needed a more diverse diet,” explains Webb, whose daughter also has cystic fibrosis. Cutting out grains was a game-changer in “calming down his gut, where most of immune response lies,” says Webb. “He is now off asthma medication and the number of allergens he suffers from has dropped from seven to two.” Webb’s family eats bountifully from their backyard garden, complemented by meat and produce from local farmers’ markets, where she can be certain the foods were produced sustainably and humanely. “I use meat to flavor soups or accent vegetables, rather than as the star of the show. I like to focus on real flavors, using lots of garlic, herbs and spices,” says Webb. Murray, author of The Everything Pegan Diet Cookbook: 300 Recipes for Starting—and Maintaining—the Pegan Diet, follows that diet, a mash-up of paleo and vegan regimens that focuses on whole, fresh and sustainable food high in healthy fats and vitamins. The Pegan diet eschews refined sugar and highly processed foods, while allowing meat, poultry, fish and eggs, as well as gluten-free grains, legumes and dairy products in small amounts. “This diet can be helpful to different

people in so many ways,” says Murray. “For people with diabetes and blood sugar dysregulation, this high-fiber diet can help lower blood sugar and insulin levels. Heart health will improve, as you’ll be eating less animal products, which can be high in cholesterol and saturated fat. Many individuals also find themselves losing unwanted weight as they get filled up so quickly with these whole foods.”

Plant-Based Nutrition Made Easy

While some worry about getting sufficient nutrients on a largely plant-based diet, nutrition experts say these fears are unfounded. “People think they need to calculate every nutrient, but if you eat a plant-centered, whole-foods diet, you will get every vitamin and mineral you need to thrive,” says Ocean Robbins, co-founder of the Food Revolution Network and author of The 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World. Legumes, nuts and seeds are all healthy, abundant sources of protein and iron. Reed Mangels, author of Your Complete Vegan Pregnancy: Your All-in-One Guide to a Healthy, Holistic, Plant-Based Pregnancy, busts the myth that cow’s milk is a must for growing bones. “Calcium, vitamin D and

protein are the nutrients we usually associate with bone health. One easy way to get all three is a soy-based or pea protein-based plant milk that is fortified with calcium and vitamin D,” says Mangels, adding that green vegetables like kale, bok choy, collards and broccoli are great sources of calcium. “‘Eating the rainbow’ is great way to make sure you’re consuming a variety of nutrients,” offers London-based Ben Pook, who co-authored the cookbook So Vegan in 5 with his partner Roxy Pope. “Many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants bring their own distinctive colors to fruits and vegetables, so preparing colorful meals is a simple way of getting as many nutrients into your diet as possible.”

Getting Social

Dietary changes can be challenging to navigate initially, particularly when faced with social situations ranging from family gatherings to cohabitation. Having a good plan going into such situations can help ease the transition, say experts. “Never show up to an event hungry. You will be more likely to make a good decision if you are nourished. On the way there, remind yourself why you are making the transition to plant-based eating,” suggests Murray. “I call myself a secular vegan because

Plant-Based Primer



avigating the lexicon of plant-based diets can be tricky, and choosing a diet even trickier. Here’s a brief guide to some of the commonly used terms. Flexitarians eat a mainly vegetarian diet, but will consume meat on occasion. Pegans (a term coined by Dr. Mark Hyman, who follows the diet) focus on eating vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, meat, fish and eggs, while avoiding dairy, grains, legumes, sugar and processed foods. Pescatarians like radio host Howard Stern eat fish, seafood and other forms of animal products such as dairy, but don’t eat other forms of meat such as chicken, beef or pork.

Plant-based diets, followed by celebrities like Ben Stiller, consist mostly or entirely of foods derived from plants, including vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits, with few or no animal products. Vegans don’t consume any animal products, including eggs, dairy, honey or gelatin. Famous vegans include Ellen DeGeneres, Betty White, Beyonce, Bill Clinton, Madonna and Venus Williams. Vegetarians refrain from meat and seafood, but will consume dairy or other animal byproducts such as honey. Well-known vegetarians include Albert Einstein, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Doris Day, Jane Goodall, Kristen Wiig and Prince. March 2020


I don’t have a dogmatic approach to the way I eat. If I go to a family dinner and someone has made something special for me, but they used a non-vegan cheese, I will respect my family member’s effort and eat some of it. These situations will pop up from time to time, and the more you can be compassionate with yourself, the better,” says McMillen-Beelman. “If you are living with people who are not joining you in making a dietary shift, agree to respect each other’s choices. Make it a shared learning journey rather than a power struggle,” says Robbins. For example, he suggests making a vegetarian base and allowing those that want animal products to add them as toppings. A burrito bar can accommodate all diets by allowing people to add their own fixings to a base of beans and tortillas, whether those be dairy options like cheese and sour cream or veganfriendly guacamole and salsa. For families with kids, being flexible and inclusive can help make changes feel more positive and sustainable. “We never eat processed foods at home, but parties are that time I tell my kids they can eat


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whatever they want,” says Webb. “Get your children involved, so that they are more engaged in the eating experience. Let your children pick out recipes or snacks for the week. Make the food look pretty and it will taste more satisfying,” adds Murray.

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Plant-based chefs have plenty of kitchen hacks for making food prep and planning fun and easy. Robbins suggests finding go-to recipes to put on repeat. “Your prep time goes down a lot as you make the same dish, and the familiarity will help you develop lasting habits around new food patterns,” he says. Webb incorporates a healthy protein, fat and vegetable into every meal, even breakfast, but cooks in batches and freezes portions or repurposes leftovers to simplify mealtimes. “You’ll get burned out if you try to cook something from scratch every meal,” says Webb. “We eat a lot of eggs because we raise chickens, so I’ll do baked frittatas I can reheat during the week.” Advance meal prep can take the pressure off busy times like the weekday


breakfast rush, adds Robbins. One of his favorite breakfasts involves soaking oats and chia seeds overnight, which he tops in the morning with some unsweetened soy or coconut milk, chopped banana, frozen blueberries, and a dash of maple syrup, vanilla and nutmeg. “It’s full of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and phytonutrients,” he says. Webb encourages people to get out of their food comfort zones by experimenting with approximate ingredients, like swapping kabocha or honeynut squash for butternut squash. Robbins also suggests making social connections with others on the same path by cooking them a meal, organizing a meal swap or sharing extras. “It’s not a diet or a fad; it’s a way of life. Start where you are and remember it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress. Have love, dignity and compassion toward yourself and others along the journey,” he says. April Thompson is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. Connect at AprilWrites.com.

Many vegans have diets that rely heavily on processed foods, such as boxed vegan meals and sugary desserts. While they might not contain animal products, they still aren’t good for one’s health in heavy consumption. This includes soda pop, alcohol and coffee drinks heavily infused with natural or artificial flavors. These processed foods and beverages are a burden to the body, and over time, can hinder good health.

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lant-based diets have been all the rage—especially in the last decade. For a variety of reasons, people have been ditching animal-based products for plant-powered foods. However, what many people may not realize is that their new diets aren’t necessarily healthier than their previous diet—especially if it consists of too many processed or genetically-modified foods. Below are some guidelines to help ensure healthier food choices for those choosing to follow a plant-based diet: Be sure that your plant-based diet consists mostly of plants.

• Try to eat fruits and vegetables that are organic. Ideally, it’s best to get produce from a locally known farmer. This can be done by either buying directly from the farm, at a farmer’s market, or from the local co-op. Buying local, or growing our own produce, reduces the amount of synthetic chemicals we consume in the nutrient deficient, commercially grown produce found in most grocery stores. • Don’t be fooled by new foods being marketed as “plant-based.” Many of these products are created using biotechnology, gene editing, 3D printed DNA, (DNA that is not found in nature), genetically modified yeast and artificial intelligence. It is far from natural or healthy. Global food giants and chemical companies are aware of food trends and are capitalizing on them, but not necessarily with the public’s health on the forefront of their minds. • Be aware that non-GMO labels don’t cover foods made from plants that have been genetically altered using CRISPR technology. It has been approved for use in food labeled as organic by the USDA. As of now, there have been no safety studies done to determine how eating this unnatural, gene-edited food affects animals or humans, or how it will affect the ecosystem. Keeping these tips in mind can help create the best, healthiest version of any plant-based diet. Cheryl Fagras is the owner of Infused Plant Based Wellness, a multifaced health and wellness store located at 413 W. Hastings Rd., in Spokane. In addition to offering fresh herbs, teas diffusers and other health products, Fagras offers regular natural health education classes. For more information, call 509-863-9027 or sign up online at Infused-Wellness.com. See ad, page 19.

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CBD’s New Frontier Help for Mental Health by Julie Marshall


hen Kaye Herbert’s husband brought home a free sample of cannabidiol (CBD) oil, she didn’t hesitate to give it a try. Having heard about its calming effects, she gave CBD to her three sons, whose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder made home-schooling difficult due to frequent tantrums and lack of focus. “I didn’t expect CBD to be miraculous, but I was surprised that my kids’ frustrations were

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the top three applications. However, as an unregulated supplement, CBD presents a challenge for consumers in its ubiquity from CBD-infused pillows to gummies, soaps and even pet food. Discerning purity, dosage and safety are real concerns for those that may grab any bottle off the shelf. Consumers must become well informed, especially when replacing medications for serious disorders, experts say. But for anxiety and emotional well-being, CBD is largely heralded as a safe and natural choice by providers well-versed in CBD, such as Peter Bongiorno, past president of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians. “It’s really important for people to know their options and to keep looking for what works for them,” he says.

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CBD, a compound extracted from the hemp plant, is appealing because it can raise the level of cannabinoids—feel-good molecules naturally created within the human body. “When we can’t sleep or are stressed out, cannabinoid levels go way down,” Bongiorno says. While prescription drugs overwhelm the body with adverse side effects, CBD can healthfully bring back balance. But CBD won’t trigger an altered state because there is little to no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive chemical in marijuana that produces a high, he says,


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adding that he starts patients at a low daily dose of 25 milligrams. It’s important to talk with a physician about drug interactions, Bongiorno says. For instance, CBD can increase levels of blood-thinning medications, according to a 2017 study published in Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports. CBD can possibly treat a wide range of conditions, from fear of public speaking to bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorders, but more research is needed, experts say. A 2018 clinical trial published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests CBD offers potential in treating psychosis. More recently, researchers in a 2019 case study of 27 patients published by the Permanente Journal concluded, “Cannabidiol may hold benefit for anxiety-related disorders.”

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The most important step consumers can take to find a safe, quality product is to know where their CBD comes from, experts say. Lara Miller is an organic farmer in Lafayette, Colorado, who in 2017 dedicated a parcel of her two-acre farm to growing hemp for her business, North

Field Farmacy. “I added in hemp because it is a dynamic plant that produces fiber, seed and medicine for us humans, all at the same time,” she says. Miller’s small, women-owned business grows the leafy plants outdoors in organic soil and harvests by hand. “We test in the field, post-harvest, during extraction and in the final product,” she says. “We know our product is clean and pure and potent.” This isn’t always the case. A 2017 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that in 84 CBD products sold online by 31 companies, 26 percent contained less CBD than the amount listed on the label. Miller receives weekly calls from those wanting to purchase her plants and start a CBD business. “What bothers me the most is that not one person has asked how my hemp is grown,” she says. “It all feels like a big grab; the integrity isn’t there.” Miller continues to decline these requests and spends her days on the farm, where—come harvest time—she, alongside her crew, engages in some visualizations.

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essica Charles, regional manager of Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley, shares that like many others, she was led to discover the medicinal benefits of CBD by witnessing a health crisis with a loved one. “After years of unsuccessful treatments, my nine-year-old sister was in peril. Her autism had led to anxiety which triggered rage episodes and self-harm. It was constant and severe. We had to find something to help her,” she recalls. Joined by dozens of other families of children in need, Charles began advocating for legal access to hemp rich in cannabidiol (CBD) in 2012. The CBD movement was born and quickly gained traction. By 2014, hemp became legal to grow and process. One of those families was Bill and Adriane Polyniak, the

“We imagine the people suffering who need support and think about how we are growing the plants to help them.” Julie Marshall is a Colorado-based writer and author of Making Burros Fly: Cleveland Amory, Animal Rescue Pioneer. Connect with her at FlyingBurros@gmail.com.

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founding family of Kentucky Cannabis Company and Bluegrass Hemp Oil. Because of their advocacy for their son with epilepsy, they received a hemp license to grow and produce CBD. Their need led them to create some of the first CBD products available nationwide. “Two months into CBD use, we knew we had found what worked for my sister. Her meltdowns were all but gone, she was sleeping well, her vocabulary suddenly switched on, and most importantly, she seemed happy,” says Charles, who affirms that within months, countless CBD consumers experience similar levels of benefit, including the Polyniak’s son, who had become seizure-free. As research shows, CBD is highly effective in helping the body regulate itself. Consistent low servings tend to bring a variety of benefits over time, and for some, immediate results may be possible. “Anxiety, supported by both anecdotal and scientific evidence, is a perfect example of this,” says Charles. Bluegrass Hemp Oil, offering artisan, hemp derived, CBD extracts and infused products, is located at 101 N. Argonne Rd., Ste. G in the Spokane Valley. For more information, call 509-590-8196 or visit BluegrassHempOil.com. See ad, page 8. March 2020


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tute of Integrative Nutrition. ennifer Burrows, of MindIn addition, she’s attained Body Wellness, LLC, certifications in Emotion jokes that she was “kind Code and HeartMath, of a strange teenager, always which allow her to offer reading Prevention magazines” other holistic ways to adrather than publications aimed dress a variety of stressors. toward teens. Burrows was After helping friends also intrigued by her mother’s and family through Mindencyclopedia of herbs. But Body Wellness, LLC, BurBurrows’ interest in natural rows opened a brick and wellness, as well as how the Jennifer Burrows mortar location in 2017. As a health coach, body’s vital energy forces can aid in healing, she emphasizes not just healthy eating, but increased dramatically when she was trying attention to how other lifestyle factors can to help her son with a health issue. adversely affect health, such as stress. “It’s While juggling work as a dental asnot just about the food you put into your sistant and raising a young family, her son mouth,” she notes. “People can be on the had a severe tic disorder. “We exhausted best diets, be physically fit, drink plenty the mainstream medical route and sought water and exercise, but if there are other out care with a naturopathic physician,” things within the body or environment Burrows recalls. Her son’s condition imthat create stress, nutrition and lifestyle proved through diet and supplements, but can only take you so far. “ Burrows still felt something was lacking. A family friend introduced her to Burrows looks at stressors in a holistic homeopathy. “I heard of homeopathy but fashion and considers factors that are was not too familiar with it, “she says. “But creating disturbances. She equates it to after seeking treatment with a local homeohow running household appliances would pathic physician, that’s where I gained an interfere with the television reception on appreciation of our vital force and the body’s old rabbit ear antennas. “The body is the ability to heal. I’m a believer in nutrition and same way; first and foremost, we’re electrisupplements, but beneath that, there’s the cal beings, and there’s a lot of things that body electric, and a lot of things that can get can create interference—electromagnetic in the way and hamper our vital force’s abilfrequencies (EMFs) from gadgets, toxins, ity to find that internal balance and heal.” pathogens and even emotions.” After learning about quantum bio Burrows uses quantum biofeedback feedback, a modality which Burrows says to help the body rebalance. The quantum helps the body self-correct imbalances by biofeedback machine she uses in her office reducing stress through re-education, her has a head harness with electrodes that son experienced even better results. Burdeliver three-dimensional signatures. Wrist rows became certified in quantum biofeedand ankle straps precisely measure nervous back through the Institute of Stress Sciences system response of all four quadrants of the and achieved certification as an Integrative body. Areas of stress, as well as contributing Nutrition Health Coach through the Instistressors, can be detected and addressed 20

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through a process of entrainment. The goal is to return the body’s frequencies to their natural state, correcting the stress patterns. The Emotion Code modality is a very direct way to identify and release trapped emotions from the body. Burrows says, “To this day, I have yet to see any physical ailment that doesn’t have some kind of trapped emotion involved, such as shock and panic from a past car accident. Where did those emotions go if they don’t get processed? They leave an energetic imprint in the body that can wreak havoc.” HeartMath consists of breathing exercises and emotional regulation techniques that can put the heart into a state of coherence and increase heart rate variability. When practicing HeartMath techniques, the heart sends these balancing signals to the brain and nervous systems. “That can have a huge positive health effect on the entire body as it can bring us out of a flight or fight response, and with practice, create resilience to stress,” explains Burrows. Nutritional health coaching, quantum biofeedback, Emotion Code and Heart Math are all modalities that can be used in conjunction with other types of therapies to help reduce stress and its adverse effects, Burrows says. Outside of Mind-Body Wellness, LLC, Burrows is active in the community and occasionally donates services for wellness efforts. She’s a licensed spiritual health coach and a co-founder of Wonderfully Made, an organization dedicated to opening dialogue and promoting healing within the LGBTQ+ community. She’s also an active member of the Spokane chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce. Burrows affirms that she feels inspired by her vocation. “It’s been rewarding to see people improve and show them they really can take charge of their health,” she concludes. March Special for New Clients: Burrows is offering a 30-minute consultation and onehour HeartMath, Biofeedback or Emotion Code service for only $45 ($30 savings). Mind-Body Wellness, LLC is located at 319 W. Hastings, Ste. A112, in Spokane. Call 509-242-0856 to schedule or visit SpokaneBiofeedback.com. See ad, page 23.

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MONDAY, MARCH 2 Believe It’s Possible! Online Seminar with Dr. Deborah Martinez – Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 16, Mar 23; 9-11am. Inspired by four principles she learned on her own health journey, join retired surgeon, Dr. Deborah Martinez, as she shares these principles for better health and quality of life with you in this live, online seminar. $197. Class size limited. Register: 509-724-3946.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 Psychic Self Care - Chakra Awareness Course – Mar 4-5. 10am-2:30pm. Learn more about your energy anatomy and how to cultivate your medical intuitive skills. $350. Temple Of Light Academy, Classes held at Palouse Juice, 509 S Main St, Moscow. 208-883-9933. TempleOfLightAcademy.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 Believe It’s Possible! Online Seminar with Dr. Deborah Martinez – Mar 7, Mar 14, Mar 21, Mar 28; 9-11am. See March 2 description. $197. Class size limited. Register: 509-724-3946. Introductory Course to the World of Medical Intuition – 10am-2pm. Learn about the field of medical intuition, taught by local medical intuitive, reiki master and shaman, Charles Lightwalker. $75. 3814 E 9th Ave, Spokane. Register: 509-389-7290.

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Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki I & II Certification – Mar 14-15. 9am-5pm. Reiki is a Japanese technique for reducing stress and bringing relaxation to promote healing. In this 2-day class, you will be attuned to Reiki energy, connecting you to this incredible source of Love. Tuition: $410. $110 deposit. Register: 208-691-8865. A Spiritual Touch, 923 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. 208-691-8865. Group Channeling with the Archangels and Ascended Masters – 6:30pm. Join sound healer Joshua Inacio as he channels the archangels and ascended masters. Limited to 10 participants. $33. South Perry. Register: 509-939-1413 or chipmunk1551@comcast.net.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15 Joshua Inacio Presents at Unity in CdA – 10am. Join sound healer Joshua Inacio at the 10am Unity service and a group presentation afterward. Unity North Idaho, 4465 N 15th St, CdA.



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THURSDAY, MARCH 12 Joshua Inacio Speaks at Metaphysical Research Society – 7pm. Topic: The Dynamic Shape of Your Resonance Field. Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S Bernard, Spokane. Register: 509-939-1413 or chipmunk1551@comcast.net.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 5 Dolphin Light Adventures Parent-Daughter Retreat in Hawaii – Apr 5-9. Allow the dolphins and natural elements of the Big Island of Hawaii to support the natural shift in the parent-child relationship dynamics as the daughter moves into womanhood. $1555. Mention Natural Awakenings for a trip discount. Register: 208-883-9933. DolphinLightAdventures.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 6 Believe It’s Possible! Online Seminar with Dr. Deborah Martinez – Apr 6, Apr 13, Apr 20, Apr 27; 9-11am. See Apr 4 listing. $197. Class size limited. Register: 509-724-3946.

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SUNDAY, MAY 17 Traditional Drum and Rattle Workshop with Nona Lowe – May 17, 10am-4pm; May 31, 10am3pm. Join Nona for this two-part workshop as she teaches participants how to make their own rawhide drum and rattle in accordance with traditional teachings. $250. Register: LifeSpringAwakening@ gmail.com. LifeSpringAwakening.com.

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Spokane Buddhist Temple – 10:30am. Our main temple hall is called a Hondo where we gather for services. 927 S Perry St, Spokane. 509-534-7954. SpokaneBuddhistTemple.org.

sunday Unity Center of North Spokane Group Service – 8:45am & 11am. A contemplative meditation service at 8:45am and a more social celebration service at 11am. Youth services at 11am. 4123 E Lincoln Rd, Spokane. 509-489-6964. TheUnityCenter.org.

Church of Truth Service – 11am. We believe all people are filled with the Spirit of God, and our church helps people search for that connection within. 523 E Garden, CdA. IdahoChurchOfTruth.com.


Unity Spiritual Center Group Service – 9am & 11am. Join for joy-filled music that opens the heart; a time of stillness to quiet the mind and body, and dynamic messages that both uplift and challenge us to make our lives and our world better. Childcare available. 2900 S Bernard St, Spokane. UnitySpokane.org.

Recovery Dharma Meeting – 6-7pm. A Buddhistinspired approach to recovery from addition of all kinds. Donation. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. SoulsCenter.com or Facebook.com/ RecoveryDharmaOfSpokane.

Tsinta Mani Choling Buddhist Meditation and Cultural Center – 9-11am. Meditation, teachings and study lead by Lama Lakshey Zangpo. 2311 N Monroe, Spokane. 509-499-9829. TsintaMani.org.

Gathering of Like-Minded Souls Spiritual Circle – 6:30-8:30pm. 3rd Mon. Join to hold space and raise consciousness within by sharing your gifts and stories. A Spiritual Touch, 932 E Sherman Ave, Ste 200, CdA. By donation. Call/text 208-691-8865.

Unitarian Universalist Church – 9:15am & 11am. We have no dogma or creed and we are each free to seek inspiration from many sources. 4340 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane. 509-325-6383. UUSpokane.org. SatiSeva Support Group – 10-11:30am. 3rd Sun. A spiritually minded community supporting people whose loved ones struggle with addiction. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. Donation. SoulsCenter.com. Unity Spiritual Center of North Idaho Group Service – 10am. Our Sunday services are a celebration of living with spirit. 4465 N 15th St, CdA, ID. 208-664-1125. UnityCenter.org.

2nd Tues. 6-7:30pm. Join local holistic practitioners and service providers for networking, meaningful connections and business building tools and guidance. $10/ visitors; Free/members. 2900 S Bernard St, Spokane RSVP: 509-869-4361 HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com/Spokane Third Circle Wannabes – 6:30-7:30pm. 1st and 3rd Tues. This group is for the spiritual seeker willing to venture deeper and travel further along the spiritual path leading to Source. A Spiritual Touch, 932 E Sherman Ave, Ste 200, CdA. By donation. Call/ text 208-691-8865. Holy Fire Meditation with Himalayan Singing Bowls – 6:30-8pm. 2nd Tues. Contact for details. A Spiritual Touch, 932 E Sherman Ave, Ste 200, CdA. Call/text 208-691-8865.

Reiki Share – 6:30-8pm. 4th Mon. Come and relax as Holy Fire Reiki surrounds you in love. For everyone interested or practicing reiki. A Spiritual Touch, 932 E Sherman Ave, Ste 200, CdA. By donation. Call/text 208-691-8865.

Oracle Vibrationz – 6:30-8pm. 4th Tues. Are you a card reader or interested in reading oracle cards? This is your place to have fun with the Oracle. A Spiritual Touch, 932 E Sherman Ave, Ste 200, CdA. Call/text 208-691-8865.



Recovery Dharma Meeting – 6-7pm. See Monday listing. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. Donation. SoulsCenter.com or Facebook.com/ RecoveryDharmaOfSpokane.

Women’s Soul Circle – 9:30-11:30pm. Honoring the sacred feminine together in community. Grab a cup of coffee and join for the theme of the

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month. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. Donation. SoulsCenter.com. Recovery Dharma Meeting – 1-2pm. See Monday listing. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. Donation. SoulsCenter.com or Facebook.com/ RecoveryDharmaOfSpokane. Wellness Wednesdays – 7-8pm. 2nd and 4th Wed. Join Infused Plant Based Wellness for their monthly education classes covering a variety of important health topics. Classes include a hot herbal tea and Infused Knowledge info card and coupon. $12. 413 W Hastings Rd, Spokane. Sign up and pay online: Infused-Wellness.com.

friday HeartMind Meditations – 10-11am. What the mind knows. What the heart resists knowing. HeartMind meditations are designed to bring the mind and heart into more balance and harmony. Donation. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. SoulsCenter.com.

Recovery Dharma Meeting – 11:30am-12:30pm. See Monday listing. Donation. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. SoulsCenter.com or Facebook.com/RecoveryDharmaOfSpokane. Reiki Share – 6:30-8:30pm. 2nd Fri. See Monday description. A Spiritual Touch, 932 E Sherman Ave, Ste 200, CdA. By donation. Call/text 208691-8865.

thursday Inspired Dreamers Coffee Club – 10-11am. 2nd Thurs. A new community of inspired people! Join us for coffee or tea as we discuss dream fulfilment while encouraging and mentoring one another. A Spiritual Touch, 932 E Sherman Ave, Ste 200, CdA. Free. Call/text 208-691-8865. Recovery Dharma Meeting – 10:30-11:30am. See Monday listing. Souls Center, 707 N Cedar, Ste 2, Spokane. Donation. SoulsCenter.com or Facebook. com/RecoveryDharmaOfSpokane. Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC) Post Falls Chapter Meeting – 6-7:30pm. 2nd Thurs. Join the first Idaho HCC chapter for networking and connection. 2544 E Ferry Landing, Post Falls, ID. RSVP: 208-916-0160. HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com/PostFalls.

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Rivercreek Wellness 521 N Argonne Rd, Ste B105 Spokane Valley • 509-919-1385 RivercreekWellness.com

Find health, balance, and inner vibrancy through a range of holistic treatments including acupuncture, herbal medicine, Moxa, cupping, essential oil therapy, guasha and other modalities. Takashina is passionate about women’s health and holistic internal medicine including pain management, digestive health, and natural hormone regulation.

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Priest River, ID • 208-448-2093 Govinda@AstrologyWithGovinda.com AstrologyWithGovinda.com Govinda has more than 45 years’ experience as a professional spiritual astrologer and counselor. He is known internationally for his intuitive and compassionate guidance and remarkable accuracy. He offers a variety of astrological services to meet your specific needs. Available for in-person and phone appointments.


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The goal at Prime Trade Northwest is to promote you and your business. Their team works hard to connect you with other members in need of your products and services. They also help find ways to offset your cash costs with other members in the ITEX community. See ad, page 8.


9708 N Nevada St, Ste 205 Spokane • 509-466-0226 SmartTherapyGroup.net Smart Therapy specializes in natural approaches to treat mental health issues, which may include a combination of talk therapy, nutritional supplements, diet, exercise and more. Their licensed therapists have a wide range of specialties and experience. Most major insurance plans accepted. Call for more information or to schedule an appointment. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 25.



Dawn-Marie Hancock 9297 Government Way, Ste D Hayden, ID • 208-389-8234 HealingHeartsTogether.com

Myofascial Release and Lymphatic Drainage are gentle specialized full body tissue treatments that create positive healing by restoring pain free function and enhanced immune system. With 30 years of experience, your treatment is individualized for your body and wellness goals. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member.


9619 E Sprague Ave Spokane Valley • 509-413-2796 LocalsCannaHouse.com Featuring the highest quality CBD oils, capsules, tinctures and bath salts to help with inflammation, sore muscles, sleep, pain relief, relaxation and more. Allow the friendly Local’s staff to assist in finding the CBD products that are right for you! Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 31.

CBD PRODUCTS (TERPENE-RICH) BLUEGRASS HEMP OIL (BHO) 101 N Argonne Rd, Ste G Spokane Valley • 509-590-8196 BluegrassHempOil.com

BHO started producing premium CBD products in 2014 as a result of their son’s health needs. They are dedicated to cultivating and producing superior quality, lab-certified, full-spectrum CBD for their family and yours. Make an appointment for a free consulation today! Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 8.

NORTH SPOKANE HEMP CO. 9323 N Division St Spokane • 509-919-3759 NorthSpokaneCBD.com

North Spokane Hemp Co. offers organic, botanically-infused, terpene-rich CBD tincture blends that have been known to help with many physical, mental and emotional issues. Your favorite strains but without the THC. Visit us today! Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 16.

CBD TOPICAL PAIN RELIEF & TINCTURES NAKED SCIENCE TOPICALS Timothy Hedrick Spokane • 509-362-6914 NakedScienceCBD.com

Naked Science Topicals creates CBD-infused skin care products and tinctures utilizing the highestquality natural ingredients and testing. Their products have been developed to help enhance the lives of those looking for a safe and healthy alternative to conventional over-the-counter prescription medications and steroid creams. Visit website for more information!

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CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE EMILY FARISH ACUPUNCTURE 400 S Jefferson, Ste 203 Spokane • 509-217-9262 Info@EmilyFarishAcupuncture.com EmilyFarishAcupuncture.com

Chinese herbal medicine can help you achieve optimal health by providing solutions to feeling better, rather than chasing or masking symptoms. Receive customized herbal formulas to address the root causes of your most troubling health concerns.

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Offering complementary therapy consultations, therapeutics and referrals - Created for individuals who want to take responsibility for their health and wellness using complementary therapy backed by science. Personalized program for health and wellness concerns and goals. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 25.


508 W 6th Ave, Spokane 509-455-9345 • 1-844-250-9007 SixthAvenuePharmacy.com A full-service medical pharmacy, providing custom compounded medications and traditional retail prescriptions. They use the finest, high quality ingredients to make each specially compounded medication, including LDN, bio-identical hormones, veterinary, dental, sports medicine, dermatology, chronic pain and more. See ad, page 3.


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Dr. Wayne Lindell is an experienced chiropractor with more than 25 years’ serving the Inland Northwest. His specialties include accident and injury recovery, pain relief, sports performance, pre-natal, weight-loss management and overall wellness. Most major insurance plans accepted. Book online or call for an appointment. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 25.

Jennifer Burrows offers holistic stress reduction support that takes into account the whole person – mind, body, spirit. Learn how Emotion Code, HeartMath, integrative nutrition coaching and quantum biofeedback can transform your life. Call for a complimentary 30-minute wellness consultation. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 23.


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Darrin Lenton Spokane Valley • CdA 916-215-9118 Facebook.com/NeuralAdvantage Darrin Lenton describes his healing work as energy medicine meets western neuroscience. His clients have found resolution to numerous health difficulties, including chronic pain, athletic injuries, recurring headaches, vertigo, arthritis and more. Read client testimonials at Facebook.com/NeuralAdvantage. See ad, page 15.


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Sixth Avenue Medical Pharmacy 508 W 6th Ave, Spokane 509-455-9345 • 1-844-250-9007 SixthAvenuePharmacy.com

Katie Nelson specializes in nutrition counseling for optimal health, weight loss, sports performance, food allergies/sensitivities, ketogenic diets, anti-inflammatory diets and microbiome repair. She offers nutrient evaluations and supplement counseling and is available for speaking engagements and special events. See ad, page 3.


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Dry saline aerosol or Halotherapy provides a gentle respiratory cleanse. Beneficial for relieving lung conditions like bronchial asthma, cystic fibrosis and lingering cough. Helpful in treating skin problems like eczema and acne. If you are seeking non-invasive, relaxing, natural treatment consider Halotherapy. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member.

INFUSED PLANT BASED WELLNESS 413 W Hastings Rd Spokane • 509-863-9027 Infused-Wellness.com

Infused Wellness believes your body’s ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe. They are a multifaceted health and wellness boutique offering organic herbs, teas, health products, support and education to help customers achieve optimal health. Visit website for upcoming classes! See ad, page 19.

HOLISTIC CHIROPRACTIC CHIROPRACTIC LIFECENTER, INC. Dr. Patrick Dougherty 2110 N Washington St, Ste 1 Spokane • 509-327-4373 Spokane-Chiropractic.com

Chiropractors heal nothing. They align you with your innate healing abilities. Dr. Patrick Dougherty utilizes muscle testing to interpret your needs for adjustments, nutrition and more. Suffering from aches, pains, fatigue, brain fog, more? Dr. Pat can help! New patient special available. See ad, page 15.


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Ready to retreat into a forest sanctuary and be cared for while you rejuvenate? This is the place to unwind and reset. Private lake, trails, hot tub, sauna, detox baths, CHT (open system), BioMat, classes, organic food and bodywork.


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HYPNOTHERAPY JAMES BARFOOT, CHT Intentional Hypnosis 827 W 1st Ave, Ste 203 Spokane • 509-230-5035 IntentionalHypnosis.com

James Barfoot’s goal is to help you on your journey to a more productive and vital life. He uses personal hypnosis sessions and powerful personal coaching to permanently change undesired habits and behaviors on a conscious and subconscious level.

INTEGRATIVE HOLISTIC DENTISTRY DEFELICE DENTISTRY Dr. Louise DeFelice 4703 N Maple St Spokane • 509-850-0918 DeFeliceDentistry.com

At DeFelice Dentistry, the mission is to provide state-of-the-art conventional and holistic dental care in a warm and friendly environment. Their team is committed to safety and integrity in dentistry and to honoring the importance of every person they have the privilege to serve. See ad, page 9.


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Without a marketing method that feels aligned to who you are, you’re stuck with the unpredictable nature of word-of-mouth and referral business. There is a better way to grow your business and Important Work in the world. Learn more at GroundswellMethod.com. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 31.


9708 N Nevada St, Ste 205 Spokane • 509-466-0226 SmartTherapyGroup.net Massage can alleviate pain, increase flexibility, improve immune function, decrease depression and anxiety, improve health and more. Their professional therapists have a wide range of specialties and experience. Most major insurance plans accepted. Book online or call for an appointment. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 25.






Located in the Flour Mill 621 W Mallon Ave Spokane • 509-325-2867 WondersOfTheWorldInc.com

Kristen Fuller 112 N Bowdish Rd Spokane Valley • 509-926-5392 KSalonOrganic.com

Cindy Gardner Nine Mile Falls, WA 509-468-9001 HolisticFestivals.com

Garden Quartz represents the wakening of our spirits as nature vibrates with springtime energy. it is said to be a stone of growth and personal empowerment.Visit Wonders of the World to check out their amazing selection of minerals, crystals and stones. See ad and coupon, page 11.

K Salon uses 100% pure, certified organic hair color, with no gluten, heavy metals or ammonia. Kristen Fuller is a licensed skin and hair expert, a wholistic body rejuvenist, and certified aroma-therapist who cares about each client’s health and wellness. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member.

Cindy Gardner is a gifted psychic known for her compassionate accurate readings, covering such topics as: love, career, pets, dreams, past lives, life goals and angels. Her helpful guidance and coaching empower people in making decisions and understanding their life situations.





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Amber McKenzie • 509-869-4361 Spokane@HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com/Spokane The Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC) is an international trade organization for holistically-minded professionals, business owners, and resource providers. They are member-focused through their ever-expanding national online presence and network of local chapters. The Spokane Chapter meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6-7:30pm. Join today! See ad, page 9.

EMILY ELIZABETH SKINCARE STUDIO 30 E Sprague Ave, Ste C Spokane  • 509-475-3284 EmilyElizabethSkincare.com

Emily Elizabeth is a Medically Trained Master Aesthetician with more than 16 years experience in the spa industry. Her natural approach to skincare is complemented by high quality medical-grade and organic skincare products. Treat your skin to a luxury facial and book online today! See ad, page 24.




RE/MAX Inland Empire 1311 N Washington St, Ste A Spokane • 509-499-0027 ShaneONeillSells@comcast.net

Shane O’Neill is a Spokane native with more than 40 years’ experience selling homes in the Spokane area. From estate sales to trendy condos, he enjoys the diversity in housing possibilities and guiding his clients to the home that is right for them. See ad, page 18.



Jennifer Brown 923 E Sherman • CdA 9803 E Sprague Ave • Spokane Valley 208-691-8865 Facebook.com/HealingCenterOfLove

Are you having knee pain but fear surgery? Proliferative therapy is a non-surgical treatment for musculoskeletal conditions. Joint pain, arthritis, sprains, strains, overuse injury, degeneration and/or inability to heal after surgery. Contact us to learn more. See ad, page 23.

Through Reiki, aromatherapy and spiritual counseling, Jennifer helps clients relax, find balance, peace and manifest their true dreams, all at affordable rates. Experience the now moment and start your own healing journey with Jennifer today.

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Melinda Bienkowski Inland Northwest • 970-210-3508 MelindaBienkowski@gmail.com ElementIntuitive.com Melinda offers highly intuitive psychic energy readings and reiki. She provides a deeper perspective into each client’s life to help guide them in relationships, career, life purpose, relocation decisions, financial issues, spiritual gifts and more. Her services are offered by phone and remotely.

PAM FLOWERDAY INTUITIVE COUNSEL & HEALINGS 225 E Sprague Spokane • 510-701-0204 PamFlowerday.com

Wi t h m o r e t h a n 2 0 y e a r s experience as a clairvoyant and Reiki master, Pam offers a higher spiritual perspective regarding clients’ issues and support moving forward. Hands-on energy work and Reiki releases stress and physical blocks, restoring balance and wellbeing in body, mind and spirit. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 22.

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Jacob Deakins, MD 316 W Boone Ave, Ste 350 Rock Pointe Tower Spokane • 509-474-0145 Info@InlandWellnessAndVitality.com InlandWellnessAndVitality.com

Dr. Deakins recognizes sexual health is vital to a vibrant life. His clinic is dedicated to helping patients feel and look their best by offering multiple cutting-edge therapies that improve sexual function and physical appearance. See ad, page 11.

SLEEP AND BACK PAIN PRODUCTS ADJUSTABLE SPINE ALIGNMENT PILLOW (ASAP) Jo@TherapeuritcSpinePillows.com 509-780-7836 TherapeuticSpinePillows.com

The Adjustable Spine Alignment Pillow (ASAP) is ergonomically designed to support and maintain proper curvature of the neck and cervical spine as you sleep. Ideal for back and side sleepers, the pillow is adjustable to each customer’s unique comfort needs. Order online today! See ad, page 19.


SOUL RETRIEVAL LIFE SPRING AWAKENING Nona Lowe Spokane • 425-791-0413 LifeSpringAwakening.com

Soul retrieval is a shamanic ceremony using ancient methods to return a person’s fragmented self to wholeness. This deeply healing ceremony is for those with a true desire and commitment to heal. Contact for a free 30-minute consultation. Active Holistic Chamber of Commerce Member. See ad, page 24.


Post Falls • 702-401-4224 DefiantCoffee.co Facebook.com/DefiantCoffee Organically grown, fairtrade coffee locally roasted in small batches and upgraded for maximum health benefits and energy. Mushroom Coffee Blend with chaga, lion’s mane and cordyceps for brain and immune health and the Collagen Blend for gut health and new cell growth. Online coupon code: awaken.


Julia Hayes 707 N Cedar, Ste 2 Spokane • SoulsCenter.com


Founded by Julia Hayes, the vision of Soul Circles is to offer a variety of opportunities for women to explore and promote spiritual empowerment through small groups, movement, creative expression, spiritual teachings, retreats, workshops, recovery groups and more. See full calendar on website.

Stefani VanDeest 20 W Main Spokane • 509-979-0117 SolfulSomatics.com Solve pain, improve function and elevate performance with Clinical Hanna Somatic Education (CHSE). Gentle, non-invasive neuromuscular training that addresses full-body patterns rather than symptoms. CHSE engages and reeducates the nervous system for rapid, long-lasting results.

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STUDIO AND OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE AT THE LOTUS – Ideal for those building their healing arts practice. Affordable rental space for workshops, classes and private sessions. Email Sam@TheLotusSpokane.com.


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UNITY SPIRITUAL CENTER 2900 S Bernard St, Spokane 509-838-6518 UnitySpokane.org

Unity offers practical, spiritual teachings that empower abundant and meaningful living. If you are looking for a transformative, spiritual home and want to build a better life and world, please join us. We are an open and affirming community. Everyone is welcome.

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March 2020


Seven years without a cold?

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Natural Awakenings INW March 2020  

This issue is filled with the benefits of CBD, plant-based diets, local articles and spotlights on amazing providers in the Inland Northwest...

Natural Awakenings INW March 2020  

This issue is filled with the benefits of CBD, plant-based diets, local articles and spotlights on amazing providers in the Inland Northwest...