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The incidence of the disorder affects women in particular with 1 in 8 experiencing the disorder in their lifetime.


Why is it that your thyroid test may at times come back normal when you’re still confounded with anxiety and feeling dreadful? In all probability, the reason could be that you may have some type of functional thyroid problem that is being overlooked.


Many doctors will look at 2 thyroid patterns: Hyper (Fast) and Hypo (Slow) thyroid. However, the latest research in functional medicine has revealed that there are actually 6 thyroid patterns and over 27 things that can go wrong which can affect the thyroid gland. This can all be revealed in a comprehensive blood test that tests all the necessary markers for thyroid. When you have been treated in the past: • You may have been given an inordinate amount of hormones and prescription drugs. • You may not have been evaluated holistically to take your overall health into consideration. • Steps may not have been taken to balance your immune system. By being prescribed and taking hormones, the hormones may have made the lab tests look good, but left you still in pain and overwhelmed. Your treatment may have concentrated on the two thyroid patterns of Hypo and Hyper, overlooking the other 4 patterns including autoimmune Hashimoto’s, under conversion (low T3), over conversion (High T3) and Thyroid Resistance.


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This is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States, and it’s an immune rather than a hormonal issue. It is where your body’s immune system attacks your thyroid.


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Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity increases cognitive function and reduces fatigue in breast cancer survivors, concludes a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne study. The 299 participants that had undergone chemotherapy an average of eight years earlier wore an accelerometer for a week to measure their average daily minutes of exercise and completed a set of questionnaires and neuropsychological tests. The findings suggest that those regularly performing this level of exercise benefit through improved attention, memory and multitasking abilities. Also, in a recent Portuguese study of 15 women being treated for advanced breast cancer, eight women performed two, one-hour sessions a week of aerobic, strength-training and arm exercises. After 12 weeks, they experienced significantly less fatigue and pain, improved cardiovascular fitness, better emotional well-being and a greater ability to perform daily tasks, compared to the control group. 10

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Eating Apples and Tomatoes Repairs Lungs Eating lots of fresh tomatoes and fruit, especially apples, helps heal damaged lungs of ex-smokers, reports Johns Hopkins University research published in the European Respiratory Journal. The study, which followed more than 650 people between 2002 and 2012, also found that those that ate more than two tomatoes or more than three portions of fresh fruit daily experienced markedly less of the natural decline of lung function that typically occurs after age 30.


The danger of pesticide exposure for expectant mothers has been confirmed by a study of half a million people in the San Joaquin Valley of California, a heavypesticide region in which more than one-third of U.S. vegetables and two-thirds of our fruits and nuts are grown. Studying birth records, researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, found that the top 5 percent of women with the highest exposure had negative effects for all birth outcomes, including low birth weight, gestational length, preterm birth and birth abnormalities.


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A recent study published in Neurology suggests there is a link between walking speed and the onset of dementia in older adults. Using a stopwatch, tape and an 18-foot-long hallway to measure the walking speed of 175 adults aged 70 to 79, University of Pittsburgh researchers found that in the course of 14 years, those that slowed down by 0.1 second or more per year were 47 percent more likely to develop cognitive decline. The slowing walkers also experienced shrinkage in the right hippocampus, associated with complex learning and memory. The results held true even after realizing that a slowing gait could be due to muscle weakness, knee pain or another disease. Similarly, a study published in Neurology of 93 adults 70 and older found that slow walkers were nine times more likely to develop non-memory-related mild cognitive decline than moderate-to-fast walkers. Walking speed was monitored using infrared sensors in their homes over a three-year period; participants regularly took memory and thinking tests.

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According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, three of the world’s largest meat producers, JBS, Cargill and Tyson, emitted more greenhouse gas last year than all of France and nearly as much as the biggest oil companies, such as Exxon, British Petroleum and Shell. Carbon dioxide emissions from raising farmed animals make up about 15 percent of global human-induced emissions, with the biggest offenders being beef and milk production. The nonprofit environmental organization EcoWatch claims that a pound of beef requires 13 percent more fossil fuel and 15 times more water to produce than a pound of soy. It notes, “There is no such thing as sustainable meat, and plant-based alternatives to meat, dairy and eggs take a mere fraction of the resources to produce as their animal-based counterparts.” A vegan diet is not just good for the planet, either; it also spares animals misery at factory farms. “Pigs, cows, chickens and other farmed animals suffer horribly. These innocent animals face unthinkable horrors: cruel caged confinement, brutal mutilations and bloody, merciless deaths,” says Joe Loria, communications and content manager at the humanitarian group Mercy for Animals.

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In a win for the health of the world’s oceans, McDonald’s says it will end the use of harmful polystyrene foam packaging globally by year’s end. Rarely recycled, the material used in beverage cups and takeout containers is a frequent component of beach litter, degrading into indigestible pellets that marine animals mistake for food, resulting in injury or death. The company says, “The environmental impact of our packaging is a top priority.” The International Agency for Research on Cancer has determined that styrene, used in the production of polystyrene, is also a possible human carcinogen. Dunkin’ Donuts is also phasing out its polystyrene foam cups in favor of paper cups. A planned worldwide project completion by 2020 will prevent nearly 1 billion foam cups from entering the waste stream each year. Customers may still opt for the restaurant’s mugs or bring their own thermos. The foam cups will be replaced with doublewalled paper cups made with paperboard certified to Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards.


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Dutch designers Eric Klarenbeek and Maartje Dros have been cultivating live algae and processing it into material that can be used for 3-D printing. This algae polymer can be turned into everyday items from shampoo bottles to bowls and trash bins. They hope it could replace petroleum-based plastics to help alleviate our unsustainable consumption of fossil fuels. They have also experimented with other biopolymers such as mycelium (fungi), potato starch and cocoa bean shells. The pair now operate a research and algae production lab at the Luma Foundation, in Arles, France. They point out that their creations do more than just replace plastic—algae can also suck up carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas driver of global climate change. They explain, “The algae grow by absorbing the carbon and producing a starch that can be used as a raw material for bioplastics or binding agents. The waste product is oxygen—clean air.”

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Thailand is the home of a new “smart vest” that could turn stray dogs into personal guardians. Equipped with a hidden video camera, vest sensors transmit live streaming videos when the dog barks, showing what it sees via a smartphone app. Pakornkrit Khantaprap, on the creative team at Samsung, says, “It’ll make people feel that stray dogs can become night-watches for communities.” More tests are needed before the vest can be introduced into additional communities for trial runs.

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As we race toward a future full of high-tech, lab-grown meats in place of the environmentally unsound animal protein industry, a new startup wants to extend this offering to our furry friends, too. Aiming to make the most sustainable, transparent and organic product possible, Rich Kelleman, owner of Bond Pet Foods, started growing it in a petri dish from animal cells, free of the environmental and ethical dilemmas caused by traditional animal farming. Lab-grown meat slashes land use by 99 percent, produces 90 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions and may be a more economically viable way to feed the growing global population. “Pet food has always been quick to follow human food trends,” says pet food industry consultant Ryan Yamka, who is working with the startup. “If you walked down the aisles this year at the trade shows, you already saw people talking about humanely raised and sustainable pet food.”

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Those spending time in their traditional home swimming pool this summer or taking the plunge to install a natural pool have healthy and cost-saving options. Saltwater pools are far better for skin, hair and lungs. Their use of sodium chloride reduces possible side effects from long-term exposure to the chlorine in traditional pools. Natural swimming pools may employ alternative materials instead of concrete or fiberglass, plus aquatic plants, rather than harmful chemicals and completely mechanical filtering systems. They require no chemicals to maintain because they are self-cleaning, mini-ecosystems. According to Mother Earth News, the plants enrich the pool with oxygen, support beneficial bacteria that consume debris and potentially harmful organisms, and provide habitat for fish, frogs, dragonflies and other waterborne life. Some owners separate plants from main swimming areas; others integrate them, creating a pond-like aesthetic. Ecohome, a Canadian sustainable housing resources firm in Quebec, attests, “No further landscaping is required, as with a traditional pool, which can make the total finished cost of natural pools even more competitive. Moving water and the natural predators of mosquito larvae that will inhabit chlorine-free water will make natural swimming pools practically mosquito-free.” Whole Water Systems LLC, in Idaho, concurs that natural pools deploy “systems that have lower maintenance costs than conventional pools.” For a traditional pool, an oxidation system using a generator powered either by traditional electricity or ultraviolet light-capturing solar panels is a chemical-free way to keep water sanitized, reports For greater sustainability and cost savings for traditional pools, the UK’s Poolcare Leisure Limited suggests monitoring for leaks; using a cover overnight and during extended periods of inactivity to reduce water loss due to evaporation; and utilizing recycled glass in the water-filtering system to save 30 percent in energy costs. According to the Sierra Club, covers also prevent pools from becoming a death trap for pets and wildlife and keep pool water cleaner to reduce pumping needs.

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homes in the same community. Also, your home will be worth much more because it will have significantly lower utility electric bills. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy found that for home sales outside of California, a solar system added about $3,100 per kilowatt of system size to a home’s resale value.

Would my system be covered by my homeowner policy? Yes. Most homeowner policies cover solar power systems. Contact your insurance company to confirm.

How does a solar power system work? Solar power panels contain special silicon wafers that are assembled in layers, creating photo-voltaic cells that produce electricity when exposed to sunlight.

Do solar panels produce electricity in cloudy weather? Yes. Solar panels can produce significant amounts of energy even on overcast days.

Do I need to be the homeowner to install solar panels? Yes. Installing a solar power system is like any other home improvement project.

How much does solar power system cost? Different homes require different numbers of solar panels, but the average cost of a residential system is $15K– $25K. Cost is based on your average monthly kilowatts used With some general information and a copy of your power bill showing usage history, we can provide you with a proposal.

Is there a federal tax credit for going solar? Yes. Until 2021, you’ll get a 30% tax credit that reduces your tax liability, dollar for dollar, on the purchase price of your system. For example, if your system costs $20K, you would qualify for a $6K tax credit. individuals/residential-energyefficient-property-credit-section-25d-at-a-glance

Can I finance my solar power system? Yes. If you qualify, you can receive our special financing with ZERO DOWN and term options. The monthly financed cost is typically 10%–15% less than the average monthly power bill. You’re simply shifting that money away from the power company and into your home. The sun provides you with free electricity; you just pay for the equipment, which you own.

What if I sell my home? Independent studies show that solar-powered homes can sell more than twice as quickly as other

Can my homeowner association stop me from installing rooftop solar panels? Your homeowner association has the right to review and approve any improvement that would change the exterior appearance of your home. However, Florida law forbids any government or association from denying approval for the installation of a solar energy device.

Will I still have solar electricity during a blackout? No. Our solar power systems are connected to the local electric utility through a two-way electric meter. However, battery backup systems are available.

How long can I expect my solar panels to last? Good-quality solar panels last at least 40 to 50 years. Most come with a 25-year warrantee.

It makes financial and environmental sense to go solar now. Energy rates generally go up 3% a year. Going solar locks in your rate. For more information or a free, no-obligation proposal, contact Scott Chase at 850-6870825, or text SolarSaves to 797979. July 2018



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ic Kindle has spent the last 18 months making a lifelong vision come to fruition. The Pensacola event coordinator, art crusader, yoga instructor and show promoter has transformed a historic car wash at 532 West Garden Street into Live!, a raw juice bar and art and music venue. Kindle has been an advocate for local art and music and a healthier community for more than 40 years. He connected with Pensacola developer David Wu last June, when he was looking for a location for the third installment of his Curated Compassion series, a interactive art and music event featuring local talent. When Kindle approached Wu about using the space for an additional project, Wu said that he wanted the location—a two-bay car wash built in 1951— to encompass healthy living and something that Pensacola didn’t already have. It didn’t take long for Kindle to come up with a new idea for how to use the

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space. He wanted to create a place that offered healthy food and drink options as well as live music and art. “The thought was to have two separate entities,” he says. So if someone wanted to lease the venue space, people could come in through the front door without having to go to the restaurant, and vice versa. The doors could also be opened to connect the two spaces. As Kindle searched for the right investor for the project, kitchen manager Jesse James Edwards shared videos on social media about the progress being made at the new venue. Josh Hight, founder of the nonprofit organization Divine Presents, saw the videos and came to meet Kindle. Soon the two were working together to make his vision come to life. “I’d been saying that the right person could just walk through the door, and that’s exactly what happened,” Kindle recalls. Together he and Hight put in count-

less work hours. With the help of many others, including Divine Presents, they gave the historic location a new pulse. Live! Opening Soon Live! is expected to open between the middle and the end of July. Hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, unless there is a show, in which case just the kitchen will close at 8 p.m. A drive-through will operate from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the restaurant side, serving only breakfast, juice, coffee and tea. The spaces will be connected whenever Live! hosts a show. Kindle also plans to hold an art opening once a month in the long hallway that separates the two spaces. With a moveable stage, the venue can be configured to suit many different event styles, Kindle says. It can cater to workshops, educational classes, open mics and yoga classes, as well as spiritual music, local musicians and touring acts, offering an intimate performance space with a maximum capacity of 125 people. The restaurant side will hold refurbished tables painted by local artist Rafi Perez

and light fixtures designed by local glass artist Jacob Moody. “I think this is going to be amazing for Pensacola,” says Perez. “Everything Live! represents is about community, creativity, mindfulness and love, which I think reflects a part of our culture that is looking for a place to call their own. I’m sure it will very quickly become an icon in Pensacola.” A Destination Spot The all plant-based and vegan menu will offer several raw starters, salads, entrees and soups, and Kindle says the menu will continue to grow as the location does. Some of the entrees will include zucchini pasta with Alfredo sauce and dehydrated eggplant bacon and a dehydrated beat burger wrapped in a chard with fermented onions and microgreens. Kombucha, a type of fermented tea thought to have many health benefits, will be available on tap, provided by Magnolia Kombucha, based in Daphne, Alabama. During the day, the space will have a café vibe, while at night a lighting change will create a restaurant atmosphere.

Kindle expects Live! to become a destination restaurant, offering a place to those who have expressed interest in and supported his project, from Fairhope, Alabama, to Fort Walton. He says it targets an ever-growing group of individuals, including a health-conscious population, millennials who grew up eating nutritious food, yoga practitioners, and people who’ve been instructed by doctors and nutritionists to adopt a healthy lifestyle. “The support in the community is crazy—it’s like a dream,” he says. “All the things I’ve done are coming to one place: conscious living, conscious eating, live music, live food.” Drop by Live! to submit an application. All positions are cross-trained. For updates on the official opening and additional information, visit Live Juice Bar and More on Facebook. Sam Smith is a local freelance writer who has written for the Pensacola News Journal and its digital application, The Bacon. Her poetry has been published in the online academic journal Feminist Spaces.

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by Allison Gorman

ost people have a mental picture of someone who might need hormone therapy: a cranky, red-faced, middle-aged woman. But hormone imbalance can happen to both men and women of any age, says Karen Kennedy, M.D., a gynecologist with offices in Gulf Breeze and Navarre. The symptoms can be subtle, Kennedy says, and they aren’t limited to the mood swings and hot flashes associated

with menopause. They might be physical (irregular menstrual bleeding, night sweats, insomnia, weight gain, joint pain, hair loss), or psychological (fatigue, depression, anxiety, anger, mental fog, decreased libido). “The symptoms are due to another body system’s response to the lower hormones, such as the nervous or musculoskeletal system, because all body organs have hormone receptors,” she explains.

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“Many people have a wide variety of symptoms, even true medical problems, because of low hormones. Every person’s experience is different and varies in severity, and sometimes it’s surprising that low hormones are the cause.” Everyone eventually experiences a natural decline in hormone production. In women, that decline begins in their 20s, although they usually won’t notice the effects until they’re in their 30s. In men, that pattern generally happens a decade later. Both men and women tend to experience sexual, mood, energy and bodily changes, Kennedy says. Doctors use blood tests to diagnose hormone imbalance. Kennedy, who specializes in a type of hormone treatment often referred to as “bio-identical hormone therapy” (BHT), says many of her patients don’t realize how bad they felt until their imbalance is corrected. A Safer Alternative BHT, which delivers hormones to the body via pellets placed under the skin, was developed as a safer alternative to traditional hormone therapy, which involves oral medications. Like every medication or treatment, hormone therapy comes with some risk, Kennedy says. Estrogen can possibly increase the chance of blood clot, including heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolus, and they slightly increase the risk of breast cancer. Testosterone antagonizes breast cancer, and in rare cases it can cause side effects like adverse mood changes and acne. While both the pellets and oral medications have the same chemical structure as natural hormones, the associated risks are lessened with pellets, because the delivery system is closer to the way the body naturally works, Kennedy says. “Oral hormones have the most chance of adverse effects, and pellets have the least because they are released into the bloodstream in a way that’s physiologically similar to the way the ovaries and testes release hormones into the bloodstream.” The pellets, which are no larger than a grain of rice, are placed in the fat layer of the buttock. A woman might require

as few as two or three pellets in a single placement, Kennedy says, while a man generally requires more than one group of pellets with the one incision. “We make a tiny incision, use an instrument to place the pellets about an inch and a half away from the incision, and then place a bandage over the incision. The process is relatively painless. The only sensation is the initial injection that numbs the skin.” Life-Changing Results Kennedy says her patients feel the results quickly. “Sometimes people notice energy and other effects within 12 hours. Usually women feel estrogen’s effects after about three days, and women and men feel testosterone’s effects after about a week and a half.” The pellets are pure hormone, so they disappear after a while—three and a half to four and a half months in women, and five to six months in men. A new set of pellets is placed after the effects of the prior set wear off. People who are using the pellets to alleviate transient symptoms, like hot flashes, might choose to taper off when those symptoms subside, Kennedy says. Other people use BHT indefinitely—to build bone density, for example. In that case, the treatment has less to do with resolving symptoms than with preventing diseases linked to hormone imbalance. “Hormones are about optimizing our health and prevention,” she explains. “They can decrease dementia and Alzheimer’s, they are heart protective, they decrease cholesterol and metabolic problems such as diabetes and hypertension, and they certainly decrease depression and many mental problems.” Because hormones affect almost every aspect of a person’s life, Kennedy talks to her patients about BHT as part of a greater commitment to being healthier and feeling better. “I stress to people that they must also follow a healthy diet and an exercise program, and eliminate hazards from their life. We go into those details when I discuss pellet therapy.” For more information about hormone therapy, visit

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hile Gary Griggs has lived near the coast of California most of his life, visits to the coasts of 46 nations helped shape his latest book, Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge. The distinguished professor of Earth sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, writes on how coral reefs provide shelter, food and breeding grounds for about onethird of the world’s species of marine fish, as well as coastal protection from major weather events. Most coral reefs are now besieged by pollution, overfishing, sedimentation, coastal construction, tourism and global warming.

Approximately 3 billion people—nearly half our planet’s total population—live in coastal areas. He cites that hurricanes have caused more U.S. fatalities than any other natural hazard, and the driving forces behind rising sea levels will increase future vulnerabilities unless effective actions are taken now. Griggs, who also wrote Introduction to California’s Beaches and Coast and Living with the Changing California Coast and co-wrote The Edge, today recaps the history and assesses the current status of coasts worldwide. He suggests ways in which current negative trends might be reversed or improved.

There are now about 200 million people living within three feet of high tide. Both mitigation and adaptation will be required. We need to do everything possible to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions, but that’s not going to stop rising sea levels anytime soon. We need to start adapting right away. We can elevate structures, but that’s limited. Historically, we’ve used armoring, including seawalls, levees and rock revetments, which work for awhile, but have endpoints. Ultimately, it’s going to take relocation, or what we call “planned retreat”, moving back when the sea nears our front yard. The more we reduce or mitigate the emission of greenhouse gases, the less adaptation will be needed to cope with climate change.

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In the tropical latitudes, coral reef ecosystems have formed the basic biological, geological, economic and cultural framework of area coastlines and island nations for centuries. Today, fisheries and tourism anchor those economies. Millions of people depend on these local ecosystems for their protein supply.

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Have researchers seen any overfished species rebound? A 2013 report by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that about two-thirds of U.S. commercial fish species that had been seriously depleted had made significant recoveries—28 of 44 fish stocks, including Atlantic bluefish, flounder and black sea bass—primarily due to better management practices. We now have fisheries restrictions and marine-protected areas in place. To realize some long-term success, we need to limit fisheries in certain areas and for certain species. California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium publishes a Seafood Watch Consumer Guide card specific to regions; it color codes which species are safe to eat and which ones no longer can provide a sustainable harvest, so we know which ones to ask for at grocers and restaurants.


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What might mitigate the environmental impact of what you term “coastal megacities”? Eight of the largest metropolitan areas worldwide—Shanghai, Mumbai, Karachi, Tokyo, Dhaka, Jakarta, New York/New Jersey and Los Angeles—are along shorelines. Coasts in Crisis looks at the hazards of hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons and tsunamis that their residents are exposed to—along with long-term sea level rise. These incredible concentrations of people not only fish heavily, they discharge large volumes of waste and wastewater. You can’t put 10 million people on a shoreline and not expect impacts. We need to get all of these discharges cleaned up and under control. Shorelines are very delicate biological environments. We also must get global population under control to make a much softer footprint on the planet. It would take four planet Earths to support the present global population if everyone indulged in America’s current consumption habits (Footprint Sustainability is what we must work toward, whether it’s food, water or energy. Currently, we’re mining the planet for all its resources, which can’t go on for much longer. We need to recognize this and return to equilibrium with what the planet can supply. Freelance writer and editor Randy Kambic, in Estero, FL, is a frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings.

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hronic pain affects 100 million Americans, with annual treatment costs reaching $635 billion, according to the Institute of Medicine. Worse, opiate-derived pain medications, conventional medicine’s go-to treatment for chronic pain, are addictive and deadly. The Annals of Internal Medicine reports that an estimated 2 million Americans suffered from opioid use disorder involving prescription drugs as of 2016 while 12 million admitted to misusing them. Legal and illegal opioids killed 64,070 Americans in 2016, 21 percent more than the previous year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some opioid addiction stems from use of illegal recreational drugs like heroin and cocaine, but the National Institute of Drug Abuse testified to the U.S. Senate that as of 2014 more than four times as many Americans were addicted to prescription opioids (2.1 million) than heroin (467,000). Natural approaches, less harmful in relieving pain and thereby preventing drug addictions, are addressing and ameliorating long-term back or neck, nerve and

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even cancer pain, and saving lives. The first step in preventing dependency is to avoid opioids completely, says Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, in WinstonSalem, North Carolina: “Opioids don’t work for chronic pain. They may be effective for acute pain, such as right after an injury or surgery, but they are ineffective and addictive in the long run.” Here are several better ways to feel better. Mindfulness meditation: Zeidan recommends mindfulness meditation and cites a University of Massachusetts study of people with chronic pain in which pain lessened by at least 65 percent after 10 weeks of this practice. “Mindfulness meditation is about discipline and regulating one’s attention. It appears to shut down the thalamus, the brain’s gatekeeper, and the brain’s ability to register pain,” explains Zeidan. Yoga: Strongly positive effects have been reported in several studies, including one


on 150 veterans with chronic low back pain from the Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System. It showed that 12 weeks of yoga classes reduced pain and opioid use, and improved functionality of participants; many of them had suffered back pain for more than 15 years. Acupuncture: The ancient Chinese modality that’s been used to treat all types of pain for millennia has become such a mainstream treatment that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that healthcare providers learn more about it to help patients avoid prescription opioids. “All pain starts with imbalance,” says Terri Evans, a doctor of Oriental medicine in Naples, Florida. “Acupuncture is about creating balance in the body and in releasing the fascia, where pain patterns get locked.”


Marijuana: All forms of marijuana, or cannabis, are illegal on the federal level, but medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia. In a study from San Francisco General Hospital published in the journal Neurology, researchers found that smoking the first cannabis cigarette reduced pain by 72 percent in a group of patients with painful neuropathy. The body’s endocannabinoid

system, found in the brain, organs, connective tissues and immune cells, is one of its natural pain-coping mechanisms, and is most affected by cannabis. Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical psychology at the State University of New York at Albany, author of Understanding Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence and a member of the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, is an advocate of medical marijuana. While regarding it as helpful for chronic pain with little risk of addiction, he concludes it’s “great for a small handful of conditions, but it’s not the cure-all that some are suggesting.” CBD oil: Dr. Hyla Cass, of Marina del Rey, California, an integrative physician expert in psychiatry and addiction recovery, and author of The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free, is more comfortable with CBD (cannabidiol) oil. It’s a hemp product legal in 45 states, provided it qualifies in non-addictive levels of THC, the component of cannabis that induces euphoria (see TheCannabis Some CBD oils contain trace amounts of THC, not enough to induce a “high” or contribute to addiction, but there are also products that contain no THC at all. By definition, hemp’s THC content is less than 0.3 percent versus marijuana’s 5 to 35 percent. “CBD oil won’t make you high,” says

Let the Sunshine In Just getting a little natural sunlight can have a strong effect on chronic pain, according to a study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Hospital patients fortunate enough to have beds on the sunny side of the building cut their need for opioid-based pain meds by 22 percent just one hour after spine surgery. Cass. “In and of itself, CBD oil is very potent. You don’t need the THC for pain relief. There’s no need to go down the slippery slope of using an illegal substance.” In addition to CBD oil’s pain-relieving effects on the endocannabinoid system, says Cass, it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory, which contributes to its effectiveness in addressing the underlying causes of chronic pain, confirmed by University of South Carolina research. Kathleen Barnes is the author of numerous books on natural health, including Food is Medicine. Connect at

Drumming Out Drugs Music, specifically drumming, stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s own morphine-like painkillers. Group drumming can help people withdrawing from addictive drugs, especially those having particular difficulty in conventional addiction programs, reports a University of Arizona at Tempe study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Other supportive studies are listed at html. July 2018


Restoring the Nutritional Value of Crops by Melinda Hemmelgarn


hen we think of scientists as men and women in lab coats peering into microscopes, what’s missing is farmers. Our society doesn’t tend to equate the two, yet farmers are active field scientists. How they choose to grow and produce food greatly impacts our shared environment of soil, water and air quality, as well as the nutritional content of food, and therefore, public health. The best field- and lab-based scientists share key traits: they’re curious, keen observers and systems thinkers that learn by trial and error. Both formulate and test hypotheses, collect data, take measurements, assess results and draw conclusions.

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results—then careful re-planning based on those results.” Dyer and her husband, Dick, started farming after long careers in traditional health care, where the focus was on treating people after they got sick. Through their farm work, they wanted to focus on prevention. “Growing healthy food in healthy soil, our goal was to create and nourish a healthy community from the ground up. Communicating the multiple benefits of healthy soils and ecosystems has been at the core of our vision and responsibility from day one,” she says. The Dyers believe that flavor is key to eating and enjoying truly nourishing foods, and based on their professional health backgrounds and farming experience, they connect healthy soil with higherquality, better-tasting food. In Havre, Montana, Doug Crabtree, and his wife, Anna, manage Vilicus Farms, featured in the book Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America, by Liz Carlisle. The Crabtrees

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grow organic heirloom and specialty grains, pulses and oilseed crops such as emmer, kamut, black beluga lentils and flax. Asked if he considers himself a scientist, Crabtree first defines the term as “a person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences.” Then he replies, “Given this definition, how could any farmer not be a scientist? An organic farmer is a lifelong student of nature, seeking to emulate her wisdom and processes as we refine our production systems. Organic production isn’t just growing food without toxic chemical inputs, it’s a system that requires conscientiously improving soil, water and associated resources while producing safe and healthy food for America’s growing population of informed consumers.”

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new Vegetable Systems Trial, a long-term, side-by-side comparison of both biologically organic and chemically based conventional vegetable production. An organic farmer with a Ph.D. in molecular ecology from Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Smith studies how soil quality and crop-growing conditions influence the nutrient density and health-protecting properties of specific vegetables. “Over the past 70 years, there’s been a decline in the nutritional value of our foods,” reports Smith. “During this time, industrial agriculture, with its pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, increased yields and size of crops, but the tradeoff was a decline in nutrient content, known as the ‘dilution effect’.” In addition, Smith explains, greater levels of nitrogen fertilizer, typical of conventional production methods, may also increase a plant’s susceptibility to insects and disease. Smith’s research will give fellow farmers, healthcare providers and consumers a better understanding of how crop production practices influence soil quality and therefore, food quality. For example, research of organic crops shows higher levels of vitamin C; higher-quality protein; plus more disease-fighting compounds called secondary plant metabolites such as lyco-

pene, polyphenols and anthocyanin, the plant pigment responsible for the red, blue and purple colors in fruits and vegetables, as reported in a meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Nutrition. The Rodale Institute has formed partnerships with nutrition and medical researchers at Pennsylvania State University, in University Park. Of particular interest, for example, are extracts from purple potatoes that show promise in helping to kill colon cancer cells. Smith looks forward to identifying growing methods that boost levels of anthocyanin, as well as other health-protecting compounds in crops. The new Regenerative Health Institute, a global research and education center linking soil health to human health, will also be housed at the Rodale Institute. It’s a collaboration between Rodale staff and the Plantrician Project, a nonprofit organization in New Canaan, Connecticut, that promotes whole food and plant-based nutrition, and helps healthcare providers embrace food as medicine as the foundation of their practices. Jeff Moyer, a renowned international authority in organic agriculture and executive director of the Rodale Institute, explains, “It’s not only what you eat that’s

Quality Food Science Resources Allegheny Mountain Institute: Beyond Pesticides Annual Forum presentations: Food Sleuth Radio current interviews with Andrew Smith and Sue Erhardt: Food Sleuth Radio past interviews with Jim Riddle and David Montgomery:; Grassmilk: History of soil and human health: Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service:; Regenerative Health Institute: Rodale Institute: “Sustaining Life: From Soil Microbiota to Gut Microbiome,” by David Montgomery: U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance: Vilicus Farms:

important, but how what you eat was produced. Ultimately, our personal health is linked to the health of the soil.” David Montgomery, a professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, in Seattle, has visited farms worldwide, witnessing how farmers use regenerative farming practices to bring degraded soil back to life. He learned that grazing animals, cover-cropping and no-till farming free of synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides protects and enriches the soil microbiome, which contributes to the nutrient density of plants and human health.

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Along with our well-being, livestock farming methods impact our environment, too. A growing body of research including a new study published in Food Science & Nutrition shows that meat and dairy products from animals raised mostly on grass or pasture—as nature intended—contain significantly higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid and omega-3 fatty acids compared to grain-fed animals. These naturally occurring fats help protect us from inflammation, heart disease and cancer. Important in brain, eye and nerve development, omega-3 fatty acids are especially critical for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their infants. Organic farmers, by law, must provide their ruminant animals with significant time on pasture and may not feed them genetically engineered feed or feed produced with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Further, they can’t use synthetic hormones or antibiotics to promote weight gain. In these ways, organic farmers help protect our food, water, and environment from contamination, and reduce the growing global threat of antibiotic resistance. Randolph Center, Vermont, dairy farmers Regina and Brent Beidler diligently study and question changes they witness in their immediate environment. They monitor what grows in their pasture, watch what their cows choose to eat and count the numbers and activities of insects, bees, worms, birds and wildlife. July 2018


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ny time our bodies sense an “invader”—a microbe, virus, plant pollen or unwelcome chemical— they go into high alert, producing white blood cells to fight it off. Once the danger has been thwarted, normal functioning returns. If we continue to expose ourselves to these threats, then the high-alert process, known as inflammation, becomes chronic. This disturbance of natural equilibrium can lead to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, depression and pain. It can also mask or worsen autoimmune diseases. Eating foods with natural


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“Many experimental studies have shown that components of foods or beverages may have anti-inflammatory effects,” says Dr. Frank Hu, also a Ph.D. and professor of nutrition and epidemiology in the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “A healthy diet is beneficial not only for reducing the risk of chronic

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diseases, but also for improving mood and overall quality of life.” Hu, Josh Axe, a chiropractor and doctor of natural medicine, in Nashville, Tennessee, and Dr. Andrew Weil, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, promote anti-inflammatory foods, backed by recent studies, on their websites. “Small, gradual changes are typically more sustainable and easier for the body to adapt to,” writes Axe. “So rather than emptying your pantry and sailing off to the Mediterranean, you can pursue an anti-inflammatory diet one step at a time.” That’s what Andrea Adams Britt did. A professional wedding cake baker from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Britt experienced bewildering symptoms, including digestion issues, depression, migraines, weight gain and skin irritation. In 2015, she eliminated flour and sugar from her diet, and then added more organic leafy green vegetables, coconut oil and wild-caught salmon. Her symptoms went away one at a time, and by last January, she had also lost 100 pounds. The solution for her was to create flavorful dishes that she enjoyed eating, so she did not feel deprived. Weil advises, “The best foods are those that offer disease-preventive benefits such as anti-inflammatory effects and delectable flavor. When I eat such foods, I feel as though I’ve hit a grand slam homerun— the sensory pleasure is heightened by the fact that each bite contributes to my overall well-being.” His take on an Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid at offers a broad sample of these foods in an easy, downloadable graphic. Reducing inflammation in her body has also led to better mental and emotional health for Britt. “I am a happier person,” Britt says. “I can control my emotions, focus my thoughts and am more at peace.”

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Green leafy vegetables such as Swiss chard contain natural anti-inflammatories such as vitamins K, D and C, says Axe.

Beets have a natural antioxidant, betalain, an anti-inflammatory compound that inhibits the activity of enzymes the body uses to trigger inflammation, advises Axe.

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Sea buckthorn berry juice (known as olivello juice) is one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamin C, says Weil. Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory food that also helps reduce intestinal gas and prevent nausea, advises Weil.

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Virgin coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, according to a study published in Pharmaceutical Biology. Britt eats a total of one-and-a-half tablespoons a day in hot drinks, salads or soups.


Tomatoes are an easy-to-use and a tasty anti-inflammatory food, says Axe. He notes, “They are a rich source of lycopene, betacarotene, folate, potassium, vitamin C, flavonoids and vitamin E.”


Bok choy has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects, as well as a higher concentration of betacarotene and vitamin A, than any other variety of cabbage, according to Weil.

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The more oxygen the brain receives, the lower the levels of cortisol that trigger racing thoughts. Other forms of moderate aerobic exercise involving cardio machines, spinning, cross-country skiing, swimming and dancing are also beneficial ways to increase oxygen intake. Chicago fitness expert Stephanie Mansour explains, “Improving circulation helps to increase the body’s energy during the day and helps you wind down at night.” It’s a common misconception that rushing through the day is the same as engaging in exercise. Mansour elaborates: “Exercising is different than just being busy or working outside, because it’s a time where you connect your mind, body and breath. You’re forced to be present. It’s difficult to think about your to-do list when you’re physically engaged.” According to, just 10 minutes of regular aerobic activity anytime improves sleep quality significantly. Plus, it abates the likelihood of sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome that sedentary lifestyles can cause or exacerbate.

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Restorative yoga instructor Naima Merella, manager of Studio 34, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, says, “We’re not taught to value rest, and conditions like feeling over-

whelmed and insomnia are the result. Most people in our culture suffer from an overactive fight-or-flight response, so engaging our parasympathetic nervous system, or relaxation response, can balance this.” Merella advocates yoga, breath work and certain qigong exercises. “One option is to do a more active yoga practice to burn off excess nervous energy, and then end with restorative poses to engage the relaxation response. It all depends on a person’s schedule and what they’re able to do. Ideally, I would suggest doing at least 30 minutes of restorative yoga and breath work before bed, but even a few minutes of a restorative pose or breathing technique can be helpful. I’ve found the kundalini yoga meditation, Shabad Kriya, most helpful for sleeping.” Renowned yogi Janice Gates, of Marin County, California, also advises physical practice, as well as understanding the foundational teachings. “It’s important to remember that you’re not your anxiety. It’s easy to identify with suffering and conditions that cause it. Yoga supports us to be free of that conditioning. Keep in mind that an issue can be more mental at times and more physiological at other times, so we want to address both with asanas early in the day to balance the nervous system and mindful breathing at bedtime.” Whichever form of exercise we choose, we should be gentle with ourselves. As Merella reminds us, “The best thing we can do is send ourselves compassion and love.” Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer, author and multimedia artist. Connect at

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n the late 1990s, the nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, “animal doctor” Michael Fox received many letters about dogs and cats with diarrhea, itchy skin and other persistent disorders. He advised all inquirers to immediately remove foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Dozens of follow-up thank-you notes verified that his recommendation worked. “One of the main reasons I came to the conclusion of blaming GMOs in pet foods for this cluster of health problems is that essentially, nothing else in the health background of these animals had been changing,” says Fox. Many vets have also reported a rise in pet obesity, skin conditions, inflammation, degenerative disk disease, cancer and even shorter lifespans since late 1996, when GMOs and associated poisons entered America’s food supply. For example, most GMOs like soy, corn and canola are designed by Monsanto to tolerate high doses of its Roundup herbicide. Corn is also engineered to produce an insect-killing poison called Bt-toxin.

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Together with pesticides sprayed on or produced inside GMO crops, the side effects from genetic engineering create dangers. Monsanto’s “Roundup-ready” corn has higher levels of putrescine and cadaverine, compounds responsible for dead body odor. They promote bad breath and also can enhance the risk of allergic reactions and cancer.

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Cancer rates among our country’s 185 million pets are skyrocketing, especially among dogs. Canines have the highest cancer rate of all mammals; in America, about half are struck with the disease. In 2015, the World Health Organization classified Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, as a “probable human carcinogen.” Insufficient human studies exist, but a goodly number of animal studies confirm that it causes cancer. Preliminary tests commissioned by the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), an educational nonprofit, on the dangers of GMOs, revealed that six popular dog and cat foods contained more glyphosate residues than most human foods.

Pet owners that notice benefits from changing a pet’s diet can share their story via or The sooner we realize the hidden dangers, the quicker the market must respond with healthier ingredients. Possibly because pets are exposed to Roundup from spraying both foods and lawns, a pilot study by Health Research Institute Laboratories, which tests glyphosate levels in food and environments, found the levels in dogs’ urine were 50 times higher than the average in humans.

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Numerous veterinarians see good results when pets switch to non-GMO food that’s free of synthetic pesticides. Veterinarian Barbara Royal, owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center, in Chicago and author of The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets, says, “Allergies, gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune diseases, behavioral problems [and other conditions] improve when we take the animals off of these GMO-laden, glyphosate-ridden foods, and put them on something that’s more organic and natural. It’s a dramatic change.” In a survey conducted by IRT, 3,256 people that adopted a non-GMO and largely

organic diet reported improvements in 28 health conditions, many of which have increased in the U.S. parallel with the growing prevalence of GMOs and Roundup. Further, 80 pet owners cited improvements in status for eight health issues, including digestion, allergies and skin conditions, when their pet’s food was changed. Plausible explanations include that glyphosate is patented as an antibiotic, and so easily kills beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This could possibly interfere with digestion, detoxification and immunity. According to integrative veterinarian Karen Becker, in Chicago, the Healthy Pets expert for, “We know now that animals consuming genetically modified foods… can change the terrain of their GI tract.” Most notably, glyphosate and Bt-toxin are linked to leaky gut—unnatural holes or gaps created in intestine walls. Veterinarian Marlene Siegel, owner of the Pasco Veterinary Medical Center, in Lutz, Florida, says, “We know that the

root cause of most disease is inflammation; and that inflammation is coming from the leaky gut.”

Organic Surpasses Non-GMO

GMOs are not the only crops drenched with Roundup. It’s also sprayed on other foods to dry them, often just a few days before harvest, including wheat, oats, barley and other cereals. It’s also used on lentils, citrus orchards, sunflowers, potato fields and vineyards. Organic growers and processors are not allowed to use GMOs, Roundup or other synthetic toxins. It’s safest to choose organic; if unavailable, at least buy verified non-GMO. Jeffrey M. Smith is founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology and its campaign, Protect Pets from GMOs and Pesticides, at Author of the bestseller Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, his upcoming film, Secret Ingredients, interviews many that recovered from disease after switching to organic food. Also visit

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there is always learning going on beneath the surface, just out of sight,” says Catherine Koons-Hubbard, nature preschool director at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Growing nutritious vegetables like cherry tomatoes allows kids to see, touch and possibly smash a food as they get to know it, increasing the likelihood that they will eventually eat it.

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hildren benefit from a close connection with nature, and there’s no better place to learn about plants and soil than a garden. Families don’t need lots of space, as even a small collection of potted plants holds fascination for youngsters. The first step is to understand a garden as seen by a child that may be more interested in creative play than in making things grow. Whitney Cohen, education director at Life Lab, a nonprofit that promotes garden-based education in Santa Cruz, California, thinks kids benefit most from what she calls “dirt time”—spent outdoors

interacting with plants, animals, soil and everything else. “When a child plants a seed, tends it over time and ultimately pulls a carrot out of the soil and eats it, they begin to know down in their bones that food comes from plants; that healthy food is delicious; and that we are part of a vast and beautiful web of life,” Cohen says. This learning process may not match a parent’s idea of a lovely garden. “Children don’t make neat rows. They water leaves and flower petals rather than the roots. They accidentally step on young seedlings. Gardening with children is messy and chaotic, but


“Children might rather be playing than following instructions,” Koons-Hubbard counsels, but it’s easy to incorporate space for free play in the garden. Depending on a child’s imagination and which toys are used, a spot of diggable soil in the shade might morph into a dinosaur refuge, pony farm or secret place for fairies. Kids are also attracted to stepping stones, which encourage hopping, stretching and even counting. Don’t be surprised if kids turn some of them into a stage or a place to stack rocks or leaves. Children love mixing soil and water together into mud. When given a bucket of clay, soil and water, kids quickly discover they can use mud to paint, sculpt or make fantasy pies decorated with leaves, sticks or flowers. “Playing in mud fully engages the senses, and there are studies that show it can benefit the immune system and make us happier,” says Leigh MacDonald-Rizzo, education director at the Ithaca Children’s Garden, in New York. References include the University of Bristol, UK, University of Colorado Boulder and University of California, Los Angeles. “Mud isn’t anything, really, and



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Keeping Outdoor Space Safe Remove the worry from gardening with kids by minimizing safety risks. Replace poisonous or prickly plants with vegetables, herbs or edible flowers and teach kids of all ages not to eat plants unless they have first been checked by an adult. Insects can be both interesting and threatening, and flying insects often are attracted to bright colors. Dress kids in light, neutral colors to avoid unwanted attention from bugs. Avoid chemical fertilizers and sprays, and opt for organic solutions.

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Healthy Eating, Healthy Living – 6:45-8:45pm. Health starts with your fork. Barbara Bingham will share how eating can be both enjoyable and healthy. Learn how to enhance your meals with the power of plants, herbs and essential oils. $5. Bay Branch Estates, Daphne, AL, 28347 Turkey Br Dr, Daphne. 850-380-4943. LaurieAzzarella@



An Evening of Bliss – 5-7pm. Gong bath, organic skincare products, massage, ear acupuncture and crystal jewelry Join us for an evening of relaxation, indulgence and community. Bring a friend. Free. Spice Health Studio, 42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 209, Miramar Beach. 850-399-1149.

Reiki One: Self-Care & Healing – 11am-5pm. If you’re feeling stuck, get ready to see some changes in your life through this weekend of Level One & Level Two of Reiki Training. Choose one or both levels. The focus of Level One Reiki training is learning new ways of self-care. Selfcare is often overlooked or viewed as selfish. In the practice of Reiki a new understanding becomes instilled in each practitioner—the law of healing. To truly help to heal others we must first put this into practice into our lives in true and authentic ways. 6 CEU's for Massage Therapists. Combine 1&2 and save $50. $200. The Healing Clinic, 26 Beal Pkwy SW, FWB. 850-217-2771.

FRIDAY, JULY 13 Basic DNA: THETA Healing 1 – 10am-5pm. 7/13-15. 3-day workshop introduces the ThetaHealing techniques and focuses on activating the twelve strands of DNA within each participant. The heart of this seminar is the practice of techniques that allow you to change life patterns held in place by core, genetic, historic and soul beliefs, either self-inflicted or externally imposed. ThetaHealing practitioners believe you inherit beliefs and emotions from your ancestors. This level we call the genetic level. The student will learn to identify his/her own beliefs as well as to practice pulling them for others in the seminar. Felicia is the only certified teacher of Theta Healing in the Florida Panhandle. $450. Sunshine Yoga, 211 E. Main St., Destin. 850-217-2771. New Moon Meditation – 5-7pm. Harness the power of the New Moon. Learning and practicing mudras and meditations designed to expand your awareness. $30. Spice Health Studio, 42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 209, Miramar Beach. 850-374-1456. Naturally Simple Summer Immune Boost Make-N-Take – 6:30-8pm. Join us as we share the routine that has kept our family well or shortened the duration of many unwanted environmental threats that might be lurking out and about during even the summer season using vitamins, herbal remedies and essential oils. Leave the event with your own immune boosting essential oils roller bottle to assist in keeping your family healthy to enjoy everything this summer has to offer. $10. Esther's Garden of Healing, 8184 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre. 850-499-3670.

THURSDAY, JULY 19 Maintaining Wellness – 6:30-8:30pm. Nutritional supplementation is necessary for optimal health and oil-infused supplements are optimal for absorption. Join Martha Joy Troyer as she explains the benefits of plant-based nutrition. $5. Private Residence, 26 Barkley Dr, Atmore. 251-253-0010.

do they do. Discover the science behind how they affect change in the body. See how they can help you and your family personally. Plus, this special edition includes the basic class with tons of additional information geared directly towards getting ready for the upcoming school year for teachers, students and parents alike with an additional focus on college survival. Focus, better behavior, aiding memory - all possible with just a diffuser and a few oils. Bring a friend and leave with a personalized roller bottle to start the school year off in the right direction. $5. Esther's Garden of Healing, 8184 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre. 850-499-3670. PereiraProduceAndHealth.


special event An Evening of Spirit JAMES VAN PRAAGH PSYCHIC MEDIUM JULY 21 Friday, 7:30 pm – An Evening of Spirit with World Renowned Psychic Medium and NY Times #1 Best Selling Author, James Van Praagh will be “Live” Spiritual communication with random members of the audience, with messages of love and guidance. Skopelos at New World Landing 600 S Palafox St, Pensacola (850) 941-4321


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SATURDAY, JULY 28 Back to School Naturally with Essential Oils – 11am-12:30pm. Learn what is all the hype about essential oils, what they are and what do they do. Discover the science behind how they affect change in the body. See how they can help you and your family personally. Plus, this special edition includes the basic class with tons of additional information geared directly towards getting ready for the upcoming school year for teachers, students and parents alike with an additional focus on college survival. Focus, better behavior, aiding memory - all possible with just a diffuser and a few oils. Bring a friend and leave with a personalized roller bottle to start the school year off in the right direction. Learn a little and experience essential oils for yourself. Leave armed with knowledge that will change not only your life but also the lives of those around you. Ever'man Cooperative, 315 W. Garden St, Pensacola. 850-499-3670. DianaPereira@live. com.

SUNDAY, JULY 29 Reiki Two: Practitioner Training—11am–5pm. Reiki II Practitioner Training and Attunement with Usui & Karuna Reiki Master Teacher: Felicia McQuaid. This class is a continuing education and training for those at Reiki Level One that are ready to begin work as a Reiki Practitioner, or just deepen their own knowledge and abilities. The class focuses on the mental/emotional causes at the root of dis-ease in any form. 8 CEU's for massage therapists Level One Reiki is a pre-requisite to this class. Level one will be taught on Saturday. Combine the trainings and save. $225. The Healing Clinic, 26 Beal Pkwy SW, FWB. 850-217-2771.

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student wanting an easier pace. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in and set up. Only 5 spots available. Call ahead to pre-register. Private individual and group classes are also available. $10 Summer Special. Bodyworks by Bull, 4 9th Ave, Ste B, Shalimar. 850-651-2286.



A Course in Miracles Study Group – 8:30-9:30am and Wed. 6:30-7:30pm. A Course in Miracles is a complete self-study spiritual thought system. It teaches that the way to universal love and peace—or remembering God—is by undoing guilt through forgiving others. The Course thus focuses on the healing of relationships and making them holy. Sundays’ gathering is a time to study the text. Wednesdays’ discussion is time to share our experience of embracing now a holy instant. Love Offering. Unity of Pensacola, 716 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola. 850-438-2948.

Pilates Advanced Equipment Class – 8:30-9:30am. Mon, Wed, Fri. For those individuals who have a strong foundation in the Pilates fundamentals. Limited to 6 participants. $30 drop in, $25/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836.

Sunday Group Meditation Intro Workshop – 9:30-11am. Wed. 7:15pm. Dynamic, scientific service to the world in cooperation with the Masters of Wisdom. Simple, potent. Free. Everman’s Co-op Educational Center, 327 West Garden Street, Pen. Transmission Unity Spiritual Service – 10am. Discover “A Positive Path for Spiritual Living.” All people have sacred worth and are welcome at Unity Pensacola. As ministe, Rev. Jamie’s passion for the truth and a spirit-filled life is evident in all that he does. Charismatic and soulful, his messages are clear, relevant and enlightening. Donations Appreciated. Unity Pensacola, 716 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacoal. 850-4382277. Community Yoga Class – 4:30-5:30pm. Free yoga class to introduce our newest teachers at Dragonfly Yoga, with donations for this class going to The Southern Dog Rescue. Beginning with breath, meditation and then a multi-level Vinyasa flow, cool down and savasana. Free. Dragonfly Yoga Studio, 184 Brooks St, Ste 2, FWB.

Dance Trance Pensacola – 9-10am. A choreographed dance fitness class incorporating jazz, contemporary, hip hop, modern, ballet and more to popular music. No dance experience necessary, just an attitude of fun and a desire to learn something new and different. First Class Free. Communio Health & Fitness, 904 E. Scott St., Pensacola. 904-654-5479. Pilates Modified Equipment Class – 9:4510:45am. Mon,Wed,Fri. For those with conditions such as ostoporosis, disc pathologies, arthritis and joint replacements. Limited to 6 participants. $30 drop in, $25/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. Pilates Intermediate Equipment Class – Noon1pm. Tue & Thur-5:30pm, Sat-9am. Challenging exercises for those who have a foundation in the Pilates fundamentals. Improves strength, posture, alignment and flexibility. Limited to 6 participants. $30 drop in, $25/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. Gentle-time Yoga – 4-5pm & 6-7pm. An easy yoga class with slow movements focusing on proper alignment with the use of blankets, blocks, and straps. Perfect for the beginner and experienced

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Kundalini Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. And Wed. Known as the Yoga of Awareness. It’s a dynamic, powerful tool that’s designed to give you an experience of your truth and purpose. Harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body. The technique precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. The kriyas are a specific set of exercises that generate energy, organize that energy and deliver you to a specific energetic state. For all levels. $79 Monthly. Spice Health Studio, 42 Business Centre Dr, Ste 209, Miramar Beach. 850-399-1149. MJAcupuncture@ Florida State Massage Therapy Association Meetup – 5:30-8:30pm. 2nd Mon. Network and learn with massage therapists from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Social begins at 5:30, our Emerald Coast Chapter FSMTA meeting is at 6pm. Continuing education course from 6:30 to 8:30. Non-members can mention this ad and receive your first class free. Free to members. Baptist Hospital Medical Meeting Room, 1000 W Avery Street, Pensacola. 850-586-2200. Follow us on Facebook: Truth on Tap – 5:45pm. 3rd Mon. Monthly Spiritual Discussion Group with Rev. Jamie Sanders. Lively spirited discussions of spiritual topics. Discussion is free/ Food is a la carte. Cactus Flower Cafe, 3425 N. 12 Ave, Suite 111, Pensacola. 850438-2277. Beach Yoga w/Felicia – 6-7:15pm. Connecting to the elements of nature, this yoga practice on the beach embraces the perfection of imperfection. Connect to the earth, water, fire and air of the captivating beaches of Florida. Pre-registration is suggested: It is suggested to leave your yoga mat at home and bring a towel, blanket, or sheet instead. $15 drop-in. Beasley Park, 1550 Miracle Strip Pkwy, FWB. 850-217-2771. Awaken Your Destiny Masterclass – 7-9pm. Spend an exciting evening designing your life on purpose. Discover the 4 step awaken your destiny formula, how to regain control of your life, how to choose the right goals that will lead you to happiness and success. Bring a notebook, pen and open mind. “We can either make a living or design a life.” ~Jim Rohn. Free. Earthwaking University, 9721 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach. 850- 896-9198.

tuesday Rise & Shine Yoga Flow – 6:45-7:45am. Join us for morning flow and awaken your state of joy. Connecting mind, body and breath, the class focuses on cultivating mindfulness, building strength, and decreasing stress. BlissfulBodhi is community focused and dedicated to wellbeing. Welcoming all seekers of yoga, joy, and wellness; to grow health-

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an attitude of fun and a desire to learn something new and different. First Class Free. Communio Health & Fitness, 904 E. Scott St., Pensacola. 904-654-5479.

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Pranic Healing and Twin Hearts Meditation – 6:30-7pm. With MarVin Corbin. Enjoy the cleansing, de-stressing, and peace of the Life Force Energy Healing. Public welcome. Donations appreciated. Capstone House, 1713 Beck Ave, Panama City. 850-747-9224.

Pilates Intermediate Equipment Class – 5:306:30pm. Mon-Noon, Sat-9am. Challenging exercises for those who have a foundation in the Pilates fundamentals. Improves strength, posture, alignment and flexibility. Limited to 6 participants. $30 drop in, $25/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. Thought Technology – 6:30pm. 1st & 3rd Tues. With Dr. Tali Cluxton. Law of Attraction studies. Learn and practice techniques to use your intentions in a way that will help you to live a happier, more fulfilling life. Public welcome. Donation fee appreciated. Capstone House, 1713 Beck Ave, Panama City. 850-747-9224. Art with Heart – 6:30-7pm. 2nd Tues. Canvas and paint supplies included. Join us for an uplifting and relaxing evening. $20 for members, $25 nonmembers. Capstone House, 1713 Beck Ave, Panama City. 850-747-9224. Urantia Book Study Group – 6:30pm. 4th Tues. With Meda Arbour. Reading and group discussion of passages from the Urantia Book, a spiritual text that includes information on cosmology, history, biology, deity, man’s origin and future, our spiritual ascension. Public welcome. Donation fee appreciated. Capstone House, 1713 Beck Ave, Panama City. 850-747-9224. Honor Military Yoga Class – 7-8:15pm. Honoring those who serve, have served, and family members holding DOD IDs – US Armed Forces welcome for free. All others may join for a drop-in fee of $12. Beginners welcome and multi-level Hatha

yoga class with breath awareness, meditation, sun salutations, restorative cool down, and savasana. Come build strength, flexibility, and clarity of the mind with those that serve this country. Free w/ID or $12. Dragonfly Yoga Studio, 184 Brooks St. SE, Bldg 2, FWB. 850-218-2575.

wednesday Happy Hour Paddle – 3pm. SUP down a secluded canal and out in the Choctawhatchee Bay to The Bay Restaurant for Happy Hour (1.5 miles, 45 min. each way). Awesome 3-hour tour. Book online at $60-$90. 72 Mason Avenue, Santa Rosa Beach. 239-560-6667. Yoga Flow w/Felicia – 5:30-6:45pm. Join us for a fun accessible yoga practice. Felicia has over 15 years of experience teaching. We will incorporate movement, breath and essential oils. Whether you are getting started or deepening your practice this class is perfect for you. $15. Symmetry Integrative Health, 430 Racetrack Rd NE, Ste B, FWB. 850-217-2771. Dance Trance Pensacola – 5:30-7pm. A choreographed dance fitness class incorporating jazz, contemporary, hip hop, modern, ballet and more to popular music. No dance experience necessary, just


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A Course in Miracles Study Group – 6:30-7:30pm and Sun. 8:30-9:30am. A Course in Miracles is a complete self-study spiritual thought system. It teaches that the way to universal love and peace—or remembering God—is by undoing guilt through forgiving others. The Course thus focuses on the healing of relationships and making them holy. Wednesdays’ discussion is time to share our experience of embracing now a holy instant. Sundays’ gathering is a time to study the text. Love Offering. Unity of Pensacola, 716 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola. 850-4382948. Transmission: Group Meditation for the New Age – 7:15-8:30pm. World Service Group Meditation: dynamic, scientific, group meditation; both a world service (Karma yoga) & a very potent technique of personal development (Laya yoga). Simple, non-denominational. 13 & older. Free. Everman’s Co-op Educational Center, 327 West Garden Street, Pen. Transmission

thursday Mindful Yin Yoga – 6:45-7:45am. Most of us have a hard time finding stillness in our busy, stress-filled lives. Join us for Yin Yoga as we find stillness and bring our mind and body in equilibrium. Yin consists of slow movements, typically holding postures for 3-5 minutes at a time, working through the connective tissues of the body which increases mobility, circulation and energy. $12. Drs. Frisbees & Kracht's Center for Healthy Living, 119 Truxton Ave, FWB. Facebook page BlissfulBodhi.Yoga

saturday Pilates Advanced Equipment Class – 7:4511:15am. 9am-Intermediate; 10:15am-Beginners. Improve your posture, strength and flexibility. Classes use a variety of Reformers, Towers, and Wunda Chairs, along with small props to enhance the exercises. Experience what it feels like to feel good in your body. Limited to 6. $30 drop in, $25/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. PilatesCore

Body Rolling and Myofasical Release Stretch Class – 8:30-9:30am. Specialized compression balls and foam rollers, myofasical trigger points are released and pain can be eased or eliminated. The newly elongated muscle can then be strengthened even further with greater ease. Limited to 8. $15 drop in, $10/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. Pilates

Nia Dance Fusion Fitness – 5:30-6:30pm. A joyful movement practice that blends simple, low impact dance moves with martial arts and healing arts providing a holistic, whole body workout for your mind, body and spirit. Generally practiced barefoot, shoes are optional. Adaptable for all fitness levels. First class free. Communio, 904 E. Scott St., Pensacola. 980-475-2194.

Gentle-time Yoga – 3:15-4:15pm. An easy yoga class with slow movements focusing on proper alignment with the use of blankets, blocks, and straps. Perfect for the beginner and experienced student wanting an easier pace. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in and set up. Only 5 spots available. Call ahead to pre-register. Private individual and group classes are also available. $10 Summer Special. Bodyworks by Bull, 4 9th Ave, Ste B, Shalimar. 850-651-2286.

Spiritual Capitalist Mastermind Group – 7-9pm. Join this group’s intention is to net at least a 6-figure income over the next 12 months, by providing massive value to the world. Discover the next evolutionary phase of business, the mindset of the monkey and possession, love and integrity versus material possessions and a “profit above all else” mentality (aka greed). Evolving from material consciousness to ethical consciousness. Free. Earthwaking University, 9721 Thomas Dr, PCB. 850-896-9198.


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Submit classified entries online only at The submission form is located on the Advertising web page or call 850-687-0826. $20 for 20 words, $1 per extra word, per month. Due date is the 15th of the month prior to month published. COMMERCIAL KITCHEN RENTAL RENTAL SPACE TO START A FOOD BUSINESS – Commercial kitchen for lease hourly. YourProKitchen is a shared, licensed, culinary incubator that will help you start or grow your own food business. We will help with licensing, safety certification and insurance. Chefs have 24-hour access to a beautiful fully-equipped commercial kitchen located in Panama City Beach. Go to or call 850-527-1085.

EVENT SPACE UNITY OF PENSACOLA FACILITY RENTAL AVAILABLE – Beautiful historical sanctuary that seats up to 300 and/or our Fellowship Hall with tables and chairs for up to 65, stage and kitchen area. Wed-

HELP WANTED BODYWORKS BY BULL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE – Massage therapist wanted to join our team. Must have CEUs in sports/ medical modalities, Experienced. Will provide everything you need. Must help with marketing. 850-651-2286. COMPREHENSIVELY TRAINED PILATES INSTRUCTOR WANTED – Join Barbara Bruni’s team at her busy studio, Pilates Core Training, Pensacola. The studio encompasses a warm and caring environment for clients specializing in Pilates, Gyrotonics, Myofascial Release and Structural Integration. Minimum of three years Pilates experience required; preferably trained in Contemporary Pilates with a rehabilitation background. Must be a team player with the ability to retain and recruit new clients. Send resume to MASSAGE THERAPIST FT/PT – Flexible Schedules, Benefits, Clean, supplied, professional environment, so you can focus on doing what you love. Massage Envy in Pier Park, Destin and Fort Walton Beach, Destin, 850-650-8500. FWB, 850-301-2000 Panama City Beach, 850-563-0070 MM#35714, 36004, 36005.

Nia Fusion Dance Class – 9-10:15am. 1st Saturday with Nia Teacher Kat Mansfield for an expressive fusion fitness practice. Simple, low impact dance moves blended with martial arts and healing arts providing a holistic, whole body workout for your mind, body and spirit. Generally practiced barefoot (shoes are optional). All fitness levels. First Class Free. Communio Health & Fitness, 904 E. Scott St., Pensacola. 980-475-2194. MoveWithKat@ Saturdays Intuitive Development Series – 2-4pm. This hands-on class will assist you to develop and enhance your intuitive abilities in everyday life. Limited space. Call for details or to book individual appointments. $25. Wishful Treasures New Age Gift Store, 4622 Saufley Field Rd, Pensacola. 850-9414321. Intuitive Group Readings – 6:30-8:30pm. By Intuitive Medium Ericka Boussarhane. Ericka uses her mediumship to help others find closure and insight in the lives. As a medium, she is able to connect with loved ones who have crossed over to the other side. Call for details or to book individual appointments. $20. Wishful Treasures New Age Gift Store, 4622 Saufley Field Rd, Pensacola. 850-941-4321.

SERVICES MYOFASCIAL RELEASE FOR HEALTH MAINTENANCE – Janet Hardy, LMT, BCTMB, John F. Barnes’ expert Myofascial Release therapist is now offering treatment for many womens’ health issues. For more information, please call 850-2319131or email CaringTouch SPIRITUAL COUNSELING/COACHING – Spiritual counseling and coaching available with Rev. Jamie Sanders. Metaphysical approach, meditation and affirmative prayer. 850-438-2277.

TREATMENT ROOM RENTAL ROOM RENTAL – Be an integral part of Navarre Living Yoga's healing team. Currently seeking a holistic practitioner to offer complimentary services such as; acupuncture, reflexology, life coaching, nutrition and wellness, or counseling. 850-346-3577

WEDDING SERVICE BEAUTIFUL MARRIAGE CEREMONIES – Spiritual marriage ceremonies with Rev. Jamie Sanders at Unity of Pensacola or your location of choice. Packages available. For more information 850-4382277.

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Health Care & Wellness Practitioner Networking Group sponsored by Natural Awakenings

community resource guide Connecting you to the leaders in natural healthcare and green living in our community. To find out how you can be included in the Community Resource Guide email to request our media kit or call 850-687-0826.


Experience the many benefits of acupuncture. Restoring health naturally to patients for more than 30 years, Dr. Kovar also offers chiropractic care, nutrition response testing with designed clinical nutrition, and massage.

Who do you want to meet? MD’s • Chiropractors • PT’s Massage Therapist • Nutritionists Yoga Instructors • Naturopaths Herbalists • Hypnotist • Rolfers Body Workers • Fitness Coaches Counselors • Life Coaches Energy Healers • Light Therapists Compound Pharmacists • Pilates Instructors • Aestheticians Holistic Dentists • Acupuncturists Health Food Purveyors and others...

All coming together and collaborating to synergistically enhance the wellness of our community. This is a free networking group.

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1600 N Palafox St, Pensacola 850-474-1115 An attorney with a heart, Lisa provides a new approach to divorce called Collaborative Divorce, a team strategy designed to minimize the effects marriage and life changes. Also provids family law matters such as guardianship, name change, advance directives. See ad, page 15.


Lisa Rector 7552 Navarre Pkwy, Ste 5 Harvest Village in Navarre 850-833-3003 •

Offering a carcinogenic-free atmosphere and products. certified color specialist and designer cuts, hair extensions, highlights, facials, waxing, massage and a sophisticated, international clothing and gift boutique full of fun and exotic gifts. See ad, page 16.

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ORGANIC CONCEPTS BY CAMY AT LE VOGUE SALON 609 W Chase St, Pensacola 850-582-0177

Providing an organic solution to beauty in a world full of chemicals. Organic Salon Systems gives you clean and healthy hair with ammonia free hair color and chemical free styling products. See ad, page 7.


Janice Skene 114-B Benning Dr, Destin 850-837-2690

Organic Salon Systems started a revolution of healthier, natural, organic, better performing professional products. Beauty without sacrificing health. Coloring and smoothing treatments for silky, healthy hair. No SLS, ammonia, parabens, plastics. See ad, page 8.

BIOFEEDBACK BIOFEEDBACK Teresa Brown-Konell 1211 E Strong St, Pensacola 850-776-1076

Can benefit those with anxiety or depression, increase well being, mental focus and concentration. L.I.F.E. System biofeedback a quantum device is designed to reduce stress, restore balance and allow the mind, body and spirit to heal naturally. Teresa is a biofeedback practitioner. See ad, page 36.


Karen Kennedy, MD 1118 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Ste 201, GB 7552 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre 850-916-7766 SculpSure is a non-surgical laser treatment for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas like the abdomen, love handles, back, and inner and outer thighs; and chin contouring. Amazing results with zero down time and without drugs. See ad, page 2.


We’re not just a massage practice anymore. offering massage therapy, art (active release technique) myofascial release, skin care and facials, neuromuscular massage, vacuum cupping, yoga, kinesiology taping with rock tape, advanced sports massage, and therapeutic pedicures performed by a certified practitioner. MM14353. See ad, page 8.


Janet Hardy, LMT Board Certified Myofascial Release Therapist Expert Level Santa Rosa Beach • 850-231-9131 In her 22+ years of massage therapy Janet has found the John F. Barnes’ Approach® to be the most effective and holistic treatment for the relief of pain and optimal health. MA17333. See ad, page 13.


Lezlie's Day Spa 327 S County Hwy 393, Ste 201A, Santa Rosa Beach 850-339-2121 Lezlie specializes in pain and stress management massage modalities. She utilizes massage techniques to reduce pain, inflammation, anxiety and stress to improve quality of life. See ad, page 12.


Natural Alternative Wellness Center and Smoothie Bar 2227 Ferdon Blvd, Crestview 850-682-8893 • Find us on Facebook We p r o v i d e a g r e a t selection of CBD & Hemp oils in a variety of applications such as: droppers, sprays, capsules, softgels, balms and vape liquids. See ad, page 25.


11525 Hutchison Blvd, Ste 103, PCB 850-775-4913 Providing the best CBD oil and hemp products in North America. Hemp oil extracts, food, personal hygiene, soap, mouth wash, skin care. Go online to order or visit our store. See ad, page 31.


339 Racetrack Rd NW, Ste 3. FWB 850-863-5811 • Hours: M-F 9-6, S 10-5, Closed Sun

Providing the largest selection of CBD oils, tinctures, sprays, softgels, balms and vape liquid in the area, including high dose options for pain, anxiety, sleep and much more. See ad, back cover.


In the Publix Shopping Center 634 W 23rd St, Panama City 850-763-8871 Olive Leaves provides the best CBD oil and hemp products from Carun and is the finest quality, fresh, natural, organic and whole foods, nutritional products, body care products and health information in a fun, comfortable, clean, safe environment. See ad, page 5.


211-E Main St, Destin 850-687-8603

At Sunshine Yoga we teach kids through discussion, movement, song and expression. In kid's yoga, children learn yoga postures, self-love and respect for all living things.


April Lee, DC 4400 Hwy 20 E, Niceville 850-897-1177

Natural and holistic healthcare. Offering chiropractic care, lumbar decompression, physical therapies, massage therapy, nutritional education and supplementation. Allow the body to heal the way it was designed.


Dr Amy Bell 2410 Lisenby Ave, PC Expertise spanning the chiropractic spectrum specializing in prenatal, pediatric, and postnatal care.


Dr Karen Henard-Carter, DC 4566 Hwy 20 E, Ste 205, Niceville 850-897-1105 • A second generation chiropractor, Dr. Henard is committed to chiropractic wellness for the family, improving health naturally. More than 23 years’ experience in pediatrics, sports and automobile injuries. Most insurance and affordable cash plans.

Never be a food snob. Learn from everyone you meet—the fish guy at your market, the lady at the local diner, farmers, cheese makers. Ask questions, try everything and eat up! ~Rachael Ray July 2018


KOVAR CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTER John S Kovar, DC 29 G Miracle Strip Hwy SW, FWB 850-244-1200

Practicing locally for over 30 years, expertise in treating pain conditions, auto injury and restoring health naturally through nutrition response testing, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, massage and chiropractic wellness care.

DR. TONY SALAMAY, DC, MS, FASA 520 N Macarthur Ave, PC 850-785-9372

Treating conditions through chiropractic, functional neurology and clinical nutrition such as fibromyalgia and thyroid issues. We treat the root causes and not just masking your symptoms. Always accepting new patients. See ad, page 3.

CRAFTS & GIFTS STONE SOUP Intuitive Spiritual Center 700 Beal Pkwy, Unit D, FWB 850-533-6565

Fort Walton’s newest eclectic intuitive c e n t e r. L o c a l l y made crafts by local artisans. Intuitive readings, jewelry, paintings, incense, crystals, pottery, semi-precious stones, wind chimes, diaper cakes, hand-painted furniture. See ad, page 13.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY SHARALEE HOELSCHER, RCST Certified Rolfer (MA34039) Registered Craniosacral Therapist 850-450-8508

Get out of pain once and for all. Treat the source, not the symptom. Enjoy moving freely in a more organized, comfortable and balanced body. See ad, page 18.




A cutting edge approach to brain disorders that is drug-free, noninvasive and proven effective. treating dementia, depression, memory loss, ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, Traumatic brain injury. See ad, page 6.

Experience the healing, uplifting and detoxifying benefits of therapeuticgrade essential oils and supplements. Contact us for personal consultations, in-home classes, household products, health supplements, diffusers, group presentations and business training. See ad, page 23.

Douglas Brown, DC, DACNB (located inside Path to Wellness) 240 W Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 251-597-8787


IAOMT Protocol 225 W Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 251-943-2471 • Free book: Mercury Free Dentistry. Ozone, laser no-suture gum surgery, test for compatible materials, cavity-causing bacteria. Examine for gum disease bacteria. Laser cavity diagnoses, saliva, ph check, oral galvanic screening; no fluoride. See ad, page 34.


106 Wright Pkwy SW, FWB 850-243-1534 Healthy digestion, well-aligned physical structure, proper breathing and a good night's sleep begin with a healthy mouth. We treat snoring, sleep apnea and TMJ disorders, plus crowns,teeth whitening, bridges,veneers, implant restorations, aligner orthodontics, cleanings, digital X-ray imaging, CO2 laser periodontal treatment. No mercury fillings. See ads, pages 9 and 37.


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Remodel your body’s energy field and upgrade your autonomic nervous system programming to manifest radiant health, beaming confidence, optimal weight, great relationships and financial abundance.

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850-499-4697 Locations: 30Avenue at Inlet Beach 12805 Hwy 98 E, Inlet Beach 9am-1pm Thursdays (Open March 8) 30A Farmers’ Market at Palm Plaza 1003C John Sims Pwy, Niceville 9am-1pm Saturdays (Year Round) Sandestin Grand Boulevard Hwy 98 600 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach 9am-1pm Saturdays (Year Round) Rosemary Beach Town Center, on 30 A 28 N. Barrett Square, Panama City Beach 9am-1pm Sundays (Year Round) Serene, beautiful, distinctive and exclusive is the best way to describe the 30A Farmers’ Market Family. European and coastal-inspired markets feature local farmers, makers, bakers, and specialty vendors in an inviting market experience. See ad, page 30.


3101 E Cervantes St, Pensacola 850-316-4149 It’s time to take better care of yourself. Start by doing nothing. Experience float therapy and start living life without pain, anxiety and stress. We provide efffective wellness with stateof-the-art science and technology with Wholebody Sonic Vibe, infrared sauna, float therapy and magnesphere magnetic resonance therapy. See ad, page 12.


5533 Highway 90, Pensacola 850-994-3606 Since 1998

An educated and friendly staff, quality vitamins and supplements. Essential oils for a healthy lifestyle. Natural holistic health assessments­—iridology, tongue and fingernail assessment, reflex nutrition assessment—by appointment, $60. See ad, page 15.


Natural Alternative Wellness Center and Smoothie Bar 2227 Ferdon Blvd, Crestview 850-682-8893 • Find us on Facebook We offer cutting edge wellness testing/ screenings along with all natural supplements, homeopathic solutions and anti-aging products. Very knowledgeable staff that also make great tasting good-for-you smoothies & protein shakes! See ad, page 25.

EVER’MAN COOPERATIVE GROCERY & CAFE 315 W Garden St, Pensacola 850-438-0402 •

Natural and certified organic products, vitamin supplements, local and organic produce, wholesome baked goods, hot deli lunches, environmentally friendly products, and educational classes and events. Mon-Sat, 7am9pm; Sun, 10am-7pm. See ad, page 31.


339 Racetrack Rd NW, Ste 3, FWB 850-863-5811 • Hours: M-F 9-6, S 10-5, Closed Sun Natural supplements, herbs, skincare, and essential oils plus organic and specialty foods. In-store 100% organic café (weekdays 9-4) with juices, smoothies, etc. Very knowledgeable staff. See ad, back cover.

THE "LITTLE YELLOW PILL", PROTANDIM DISTRIBUTOR Deborah Snyder, LifeVantage 614-309-5952 Learn more about using an allnatural supplement which has been scientifically proven to extend life in mammals and addresses the two major underlying causes of disease. Contact me to schedule your free private consultation or for a current class schedule. # 1922480. See ad, page 35.


In the Publix Shopping Center 634 W 23rd St, PC 850-763-8871 Olive Leaves is here to provide you with the finest quality, fresh, natural, organic and whole foods, nutritional products, body care products and health information in a fun, comfortable, clean, safe environment. See ad, page 5.

VITAMINS R US HEALTH FOODS 15500 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Unit 420, PCB 850-588-7575

Panama City Beach’s most complete health food store. Quality supplements, vitamins & minerals, organic food and more. We have gluten -free, non-GMO, dairy-free and vegan products at everyday low prices. See ad, page 23.


Wishful Treasures Newage Gift Store 4622 Saufley Field Rd, Pensacola 850-941-4321 Ericka Boussarahne is an author, radio personality, public speaker and professional psychic intuitive who is sought after around the world. She has been featured on television programs dealing with the paranormal and interviewed by national radio stations across the country.


1211 E Strong St, Pensacola 850-206-1853 Experienced intuitive medium, public speaker and author. Find peace, healing and renewal of energy through energetic clearing, past life regression and spiritual counseling. Consultations in person or by phone. See ad, page 36.


ThetaHealing® Teacher & Healer THE Healing Clinic 26 Beal Pkwy SW, FWB 850-217-2771 Choose new beliefs and consciously create a life of health, wealth and happiness. ThetaHealing® is best described as an attainable miracle. Experience or learn it with the only certified instructor in this area.


Board Certified Gynecologist 1118 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, GB 7552 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre 850-916-7766

Board Certified Gynecologist M D , o ff e r i n g f u l l G Y N services and proud to feature MonaLisa Touch Laser, a noninvasive treatment for symptoms of low hormones or menopause. Stop suffering and start living. Call for appointment. Offices in Gulf Breeze and Navarre. See ad, page 2.

DR. TONY SALAMAY, DC, MS, FASA 520 N Macarthur Ave, PC 850-785-9372

Treating conditions through chiropractic, functional neurology and clinical nutrition such as fibromyalgia and thyroid issues. We treat the root causes and not just masking your symptoms. Always accepting new patients. See ad, page 3.

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Cave, MD • Barber,MD • Janis Cook, RN 8990 Ortego Park Dr, Navarre 850-529-0770 Ageless

Barbara Bruni, Owner 1310 B Dunmire, Pensacola 850-287-5836

We offer multiple techniques and programs to get you on the right track to better health and a better body. Our services include behavioral therapies, nutritional strategies, hormone replacement pellet therapy, prescription medications and, best of all, the support of a caring staff. See ad, page 11.

Our Sunlighten sauna offers the highest quality and quantity of far infrared heat. Potential benefits include lowered blood pressure, weight loss, detoxification, inflammation reduction, pain relief and more. Also included is Sound Therapy for deeper relaxation, as well as Chromotherapy which uses the full spectrum of colored lights on various energy points to help balance your body, each color of which addresses a distinct need. See ad, page 5.


Board Certified Gynecologist 1118 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, GB 7552 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre 850-916-7766 Board Certified Gynecologist MD, offering full GYN services and proud to feature MonaLisa Touch Laser, a non-invasive treatment for symptoms of low hormones or menopause. Stop suffering and start living. Call for appointment. Offices in Gulf Breeze and Navarre. See ad, page 2.


222 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Unit A Downtown Fort Walton Beach 850-430-9434 • Hot Yoga Om features far infrared heat, radiant heat, radiant life. Daily classes, amazing teachers, great benefits. Experience it for yourself. See ad, page 21.


850-261-3596 • The mind is the most powerful gift we have. Using hypnosis, NLP and life coaching you can improve, change or accept anything you truly desire. Reach your full potential. Also offering certified hypnosis training program. See ad, page 40.


Capstone House • Mystic Festival

INTUITIVE ARTS CAPSTONE HOUSE FUTURISTIC Upcoming Programs: LEARNING CENTER Various Kinds of Intuitive Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1713 Beck Ave. in Panama City

1713 Beck Ave, PC Readings Intuitive Guidance 850-747-9224 Aura Interpretations Crystals and Jewelry for sale Refreshments additional charge

August 19th 1PM until 3PM, “Mind over Mood” Join us for a fun and informative afternoon as we discuss how emotions like love, hate and grief release chemicals in the brain instantly affect your mood and health. We will look at simple things you can implement to minimize how you react to emotional triggers. Sept 9th Capstone Mystical Festival Sept 15th, 6:30 PM “Beyond Native American dreams” Speaker Ben W. Liggin Sr. will speak about NW Florida Native American’s learn about their history, culture, art, music, and their struggles. Sept. 16th 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM “Easy Guide to Meditation” find out how to truly meditate hosted by Jul’s Constantine. Sept. 16th 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM “Spirit Guides and How to Work with them” hosted by Jul’s Constantine. Sept 22nd 6:30 PM “Beyond E.P.I.C” Christy McBee will be speaking on the E.P.I.C. team from Life Management. Sept 23rd 6:30 PM Psychic Fun Night: Come take advantage of our psychics who are coming together to do mini readings for anyone who comes in! Sept. 29th 6:30 “Beyond the Renaissance” Speaker Marcel Hildebrand will take you on a journey back into the renaissance era along with a demonstration. October 14th 6:30 PM Capstone’s Anniversary Party everyone is welcome to Join us.

Readings, channeling, pranic healing, meditations, pranic face lift and body sculpting, reiki, spiritual growth and awareness classes, thought technology, Urantia study, astrology, exploring UFO’s. See ad, page 35.

Weekly Classes

Monday: 5pm Yoga and 7 PM Reiki Tuesday: 6:30pm odd weeks Thought Technology and even weeks Urantia Wednesday: 6:30pm Pranic Healing & Meditation Thursday: 7:00pm 1st and 3rd Astrology 2nd UFO Friday: 6:30pm Beyond Series $15 includes dinner

MASSAGE THERAPY BEACH THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE & SPA For more information, call 850-747-9224 or email

All events have different cost so please visit our website for more information on these, and future events. 5924 Thomas Dr, PCB$5 donation at the door. 850-234-6563

A massage spa for massage junkie with 19 + years in professional therapeutic massage for medical purposes as well as relaxing, pregnancy, sports, lymph drainage and couples massage. Utilizing CBD cream, vacuum cupping, aromatherapy. Facials, hand and foot treatments also available. See ad, page 7.

BODYWORKS BY BULL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE 4 Ninth Ave, Ste B, Shalimar 850-651-2286

We’re not just a massage practice anymore. offering massage therapy, art (active release technique) myofascial release, skin care and facials, neuromuscular massage, vacuum cupping, yoga, kinesiology taping with rock tape, advanced sports massage, and therapeutic pedicures performed by a certified practitioner. MM14353. See ad, page 8.


Lezlie David, LMT, Esthetician 327 S County Hwy 393, Ste 201A, Santa Rosa Beach 850-339-2121 Lezlie's Day Spa is a unique healing oasis that caters to each client on an individual basis, and customizes each massage, facial and body treatment to your specific needs. See ad, page 12.


34904 Emerald Coast Pkwy, #132 Destin • 850-650-8500 99 Eglin Pkwy, #5B, Uptown Station FWB • 850-301-2000 Pier Park, 15801 L C Hilton Jr Dr, #120, PCB • 850-563-0070 Looking for professional, customized massages andfacials? Our professional massage therapists and estheticians will customize massage and facial to fit your needs. Make Massage Envy your spa. Two convenient locations in Destin and Fort Walton Beach. MM#35714, 36004, 36005. See ad, page 17.


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Sports and rehabilitation massage therapy. Natural and holistic healthcare. Chiropractic care, lumbar decompression, physical therapies, nutritional education and supplementation. Allow the body to heal the way it was designed.


Ahava Health Care provides qualification consultation and a doctor for any treatments needed for pain, cancers, auto immune as well as prescription of medical marijuana. See ad, page 26.


Sheila Mohammed, MD, PhD 4507 Furling Ln, Ste 213, Destin 850-281-8186 Dr. Sheila, now certified to prescribe medical marijuana, specializes in pain care practices based on the body’s ability to heal itself to cure pain using forms of regenerative orthopedic medicine such as major autohemotherapy, prolotherapy, prolozone therapy, ozone cancer treatments, intravenous vitamins treatments, chelation therapy, neural prolotherapy, prologel treatments, platelet-rich plasma and stem cell treatments. See ad, page 18.


Pilates Core Training 1310 B Dunmire, Pensacola 850-287-5836

Myofascial release treats the entire myofascial mind/body complex, eliminating the pressure of the restricted myofascial system (the straight-jacket) that causes painful symptoms. LMT #MA64267. See ad, page 5.


Janet Hardy, LMT Board Certified Myofascial Release Therapist Expert Level Santa Rosa Beach • 850-231-9131 In her 23+ years of massage therapy, Janet has found the John F. Barnes’ Approach® to be the most effective and holistic treatment for the relief of pain and optimal health. MA17333. See ad, page 13.


Myofascial Release Massage Therapist Urban Oasis/LauraTyree Health At Hot Yoga Om (Downtown FWB) 850-642-1015 • A healing sanctuary that relieves stress and alleviates damage caused by tension and strain. Fostering physical, mental and emotional relaxation, while performing postures and breathing techniques with the underlying philosophy and relaxed attitude continuing outside of the studio into life or living yoga. Classes for all levels and private classes upon request. See ad, page 21.


Aymen A Kenawy, MD 850-215-6400 3890 Jenks Ave, Lynn Haven/PC Aymen A. Kenawy, M.D., FACP, FACR, Board Certified Rheumatologist specializes in the treatment of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, stem cell and infusion therapy. See ad, page 24.


Board Certified Gynecologist 1118 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, GB 7552 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre 850-916-7766 Board Certified Gynecologist MD, offering full GYN services and proud to feature MonaLisa Touch Laser, a noninvasive treatment for symptoms of low hormones or menopause. Stop suffering and start living. Call for appointment. Offices in Gulf Breeze and Navarre. See ad, page 2.

PILATES STUDIO PILATES CORE TRAINING Barbara Bruni, Owner 1310 B Dunmire, Pensacola 850-287-5836

Mat, gyrokinesis and equipment classes, or private sessions for a personalized experience. Website lists instructors, class schedule and prices. See ad, page 5.


Gulf Breeze Proper 221 Gulf Breeze Pkwy • 850-932-3424 Downtown Pensacola 426 S Palafox • 850-607-2772 Join us at Pure to experience the largest Pilates studio on the coast. Variety of equipment and mat classes are offered 6 days a week. Tone your core with Pure.

ROLFING SHARALEE HOELSCHER, RCST Certified Rolfer (MA34039) Registered Craniosacral Therapist 850-450-8508

Get out of pain once and for all. Treat the source, not the symptom. Enjoy moving freely in a more organized, comfortable and balanced body. See ad, page 18.


106 Wright Pkwy SW, FWB 850-243-1534

Healthy digestion, well-aligned physical structure, proper breathing and a good night's sleep begin with a healthy mouth. We treat snoring, sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. plus crowns, teeth whitening, bridges, veneers, implant restorations, aligner orthodontics, cleanings, digital x-ray imaging, CO2 laser periodontal treatment. No mercury fillings. See ads, pages 9 and 37.


Jamie Sanders, Minister 716 N 9th Ave, Pensacola 850-438-2277 •

Unity of Pensacola offers spiritual teachings that empower abundant and meaningful living. We provide philosophy that is spiritual, not religious, and love-based, not fear-based. Rev. Jamie Sanders offers spiritual counseling. See ad, page 9.

STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION BARBARA BRUNI Pilates Core Training 1310 B Dunmire, Pensacola 850-287-5836

Myofascial release treats the entire myofascial mind/body complex, eliminating the pressure of the restricted myofascial system (the straight-jacket) that causes painful symptoms. LMT #MA64267. See ad, page 5.

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TEACHER TRAINING PILATES AND BEYOND TEACHER TRAINING SCHOOL Barbara Bruni, Owner 1310 B Dunmire, Pensacola 850-287-5836

450-hour comprehensive training covering the fundamentals of movement, complete repertoire on the mat equipment, and includes modification movements for osteoporosis, knee and hip replacements and other various special needs. Registered with Pilates Method Alliance Registry of School. See ad, page 5.




ThetaHealing® Healer Urban Oasis/LauraTyree Health At Hot Yoga Om (Downtown FWB) 850-642-1015 ThetaHealing® is a meditation technique and spirituality philosophy, accepting of all religions, with the purpose of getting closer to your beliefs Creator. A holistic healing technique allowing you to clear limiting beliefs with meditation and prayer. See ad, page 21.

YOGA STUDIOS DRAGONFLY YOGA STUDIES 184 Brooks St, SE, Bldg 2 Downtown FWB • 850-244-0184

ThetaHealing Teacher & Healer THE Healing Clinic 26 Beal Pkwy SW, FWB 850-217-2771 ®


222 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Unit A Downtown FWB • 850-430-9434

Hot Yoga Om features far infrared heat, radiant heat, radiant life. Daily classes, amazing teachers, great benefits. Experience it for yourself. See ad, page 21.


211-E Main St, Destin 850-687-8603 Experience traditional yoga in a comfortable and inviting space where you will strengthen your inner spirit and deepen your yoga practice. Sunshine Yoga offers classes for all styles and levels.

Serene environment for the study and practice of hatha yoga. Certified instructors. Owner/ Director Laura Tryee, E-RYT 500. See ad, page 21.

Choose new beliefs and consciously create a life of health, wealth and happiness. ThetaHealing® is best described as an attainable miracle. Experience or learn it with the only certified instructor in this area.

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