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here are probably very few people who have not been affected by cancer, either personally or through loved ones. Modern medicine appears to be losing the battle against this disease, which consistently ranks as either the first or second-leading cause of death in America. The afflicted often turn to sleepless nights or Google searches and become overwhelmed by the all the treatment choices and advice. Even seeking a holistic Scott and Daralyn Chase approach can be confusing when the most credible sources seem to contradict each other. In offering nutritional advice for fighting cancer, one expert may argue for a virtually vegetarian diet, while another recommends maintaining muscle mass via protein. But there is no lack of information about health and wellness, or empathetic caring souls dedicated to making a difference in the fight against disease and chronic illness. Case in point is Natural Awakenings, which is passionate about providing the tools and cutting-edge information to ease whatever ails people, from cancer to sleep issues. Our wish is to inspire our readers to take an active role in their care, which may lead them to greater understanding of themselves—not just physically but emotionally and spiritually. In fact, those nonphysical components may be at the root of our health challenges, as Alice McCall gracefully shares in the story of her personal health journey, “Live Cancer-Free,” on page 22. Understanding your own body and the effects of your diet, physical activity, unique genetics and biochemistry are critical to a holistic approach to good health. Fortunately, there are many health coaches, nutritionists and health practitioners in our area who are focused on the individual’s needs and the whole-body approach to wellness. Dr. Susan Welch, a local specialist in dental sleep medicine, is a good example. Rather than adopting the onesize-fits-all attitude that many medical doctors do, she takes a personalized approach to treatment by offering customized therapies to help each patient realize his or her best night’s sleep. Read more on page 29. The best gifts we’ve been given are the innate wisdom to make the right choices for ourselves and the strength and will to do what is best for our own bodies—for healing and for happiness. So while we hope that you’ll enjoy our publication and use it to consider new concepts and be inspired, we also hope you know that the truth lies within you. Happy Healing

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r. Tara Griffin will hold a ribbon cutting and open house at her new, state-of-the-art facility, Wellness PCB, on August 3 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Located at 900 Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach, Wellness PCB provides dental and sleep services for children and adults. It features the latest dental equipment, massage and heated reclining patient chairs, nitrous for patient anxiety, and music and television in each treatment room. Griffin and her team are trained for periodontal treatment, dental hygiene, and general and cosmetic dentistry. They take a unique approach to health, she says. “We use 3-D imaging and intraoral x-rays, which give a higher level of detail and lets the oral cavity tell the story about the patient’s health. I have comprehensive lab tests available for diagnosing oral and systemic health concerns, including pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements for my patients to enjoy a healthier life.” Griffin also owns Emerald Coast Dental Spa and Emerald Coast Dental Sleep Medicine, which provides oral appliance therapy for children and adults suffering from sleep disordered breathing. She says symptoms of SDB in children can include ADD/ADHD, bed wetting, chronic allergies, snoring, crooked teeth, ear infections and difficulties in school. For adults, the signs are snoring, anxiety and depression, hypertension, headaches, obesity, TMJ pain and fibromyalgia, with the risk factors of stroke, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, GERD and cancer. For more information or to RSVP to the open house, text or call 850-624-4212.

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ispanic Fest, the largest Hispanic festival between Tampa and New Orleans, will come to the Emerald Coast Convention Center on September 10. This family-oriented cultural and educational festival showcases the best of Hispanic music, folk dance, arts and crafts and cuisine. Last year the 10-hour event drew more than 2,000 visitors and featured more than 60 product, food and information booths. Hispanic Fest is one of the signature events of United for a Good Cause, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity. Proceeds directly benefit the organization’s 13th annual EC Christmas Miracle Needy Children’s Fiesta, where everything is free to all who attend. Christmas Miracle was attended by more than 1,800 children and their family members last year. “Our corporate sponsors and vendors are part of a high-visibility, well-attended festival that gives them a chance to directly outreach and market to the growing Hispanic community of Northwest and North Florida and Southern Alabama, plus the local and regional nonHispanics that also attend,” says David Triana of United for a Good Cause. “By being a part of Hispanic Fest, they also become a key part of one of the largest charity Christmas fiestas in all of Florida, and help us put a smile on a needy child’s face this Christmas.” Hispanic Fest 2017 is presented by ZT Motors and sponsored by Cox Communications, Gulf Power, Tienda la Mexicana Destin, Neal Tabot, C-Sharpe, Patriot Tax Solutions and Natural Awakenings magazine. For more information, contact David Triana at 850-368-3505 or visit UnitedForAGoodCause.org.

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HAVA Health Care will open a new office in Panama City in September, providing a range of holistic wellness services focused on detoxification, disease prevention and treatment for a variety of health conditions. The facility will be staffed by trained practitioners in several disciplines, including a medical doctor who will offer New Medicine Foundation testing and diagnostics; a naturopathic doctor; a medical doctor and PhD who will offer ozone infusion and vitamin intravenous therapy; and a chiropractor who will offer acupuncture and pediatric/ newborn treatment as well as whole-body wellness. Other wellness services will include health coaching, ionic foot detoxification, pH balancing, juicing and raw foods assistance, life coaching, hormone replacement therapy, thyroid treatment and weight-loss counseling. The office will also provide assistance setting up and maintaining a home health station for Gerson-style therapy. A special emphasis will be cancer treatment and healing plans, and eliminating the toxic effects of chemotherapy. Look for details of the AHAVA Health Care’s new Panama City office in the September issue of Natural Awakenings. For more information, visit AHAVAHealthCare.com or contact AHAVA Health Care at 772-206-5452 or AhavaHealthCare@gmail.com.

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Sufficient Sleep Supports Immunity

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study from the University of Washington, in Seattle, tested the relationship of immune system functioning to lack of adequate sleep. To rule out genetic factors, which experts say account for 31 to 55 percent of individual sleep patterns, researchers tested blood samples from 11 pairs of adult identical twins (genetic matches) with differing sleep habits. They found that the immune system was depressed in the twin that slept less. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans are sleeping 1.5 to two hours less than they did 100 years ago, and more than 30 percent of working people average fewer than six hours a night. Dr. Nathanial Watson, lead author and co-director of the university’s Sleep Medicine Center at Harborview Medical Center, observes, “Seven or more hours of sleep is recommended for optimal health.”

Massage Relieves Chronic Back Pain

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esearchers from Indiana University-Purdue University, in Indianapolis, set out to find out if massage therapy—typically an out-of-pocket expense not covered under most insurance plans—can provide effective treatment for individuals suffering with chronic back pain. The study followed 76 primary care patients with chronic back pain for 24 weeks. The researchers measured pain, disability and quality of life at the beginning of the study, after 12 weeks and again after 24 weeks of massage therapy. Each patient was referred to a licensed massage therapist for 10 no-cost sessions in a real-world environment during the initial 12 weeks. More than half of the patients that completed the core study reported clinically meaningful improvements for physical and mental measures. For bodily pain, 40 percent were clinically improved. Older adults and Baby Boomers reported the highest percentage of changes. Plus, the study found that sufferers that avoided taking painkillers were twice as likely to experience reduced pain than those using opioids.

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Sussex University researchers in the UK tested the brain activity of 17 healthy subjects as they listened to a series of soundscapes from either natural or artificial environments. Brain scans and questionnaires found that natural sounds led to relaxation and positive feedback, while artificial sounds activated stress and anxiety-related brain activity.

Researchers from the University of Rhode Island have discovered that pure maple syrup contains inulin, a complex carbohydrate that serves as a prebiotic. It encourages growth of beneficial gut bacteria and extends the lengthy list of beneficial vitamins and minerals contained in this natural sweet. Consume it in moderation, limited to a few times a week.

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Chinese Fungi Relieve Asthma Suffering

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esearchers from Capital Medical University, in Beijing, China, tested the effectiveness of Cordyceps sinensis, a traditional Chinese medicine derived from fungi, on the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma. They followed 120 subjects, divided into two groups of 60. One group received a capsule containing 1,200 milligrams of Cordyceps sinensis three times daily for three months. The control group was treated with conventional medications. Health-related quality of life was measured, along with the incidence of asthma exacerbation, pulmonary function and inflammation indicators in both groups. The Cordyceps sinesis group reported reduced asthma symptoms, improved lung function, a better inflammatory profile and an overall better quality of life when compared to the conventional treatment group.

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globalbriefs News and resources to inspire concerned citizens to work together in building a healthier, stronger society that benefits all.

Accepted Misfits

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Due to customer requests and petitions, more stores are beginning to stock the one in five pieces of produce that never made the cut before due to quirky shapes or other blemishes. Often, these are displayed next to their better-looking, more expensive counterparts to give consumers an eco-friendly choice. The 133 billion pounds worth of misshapen or scarred fruits and vegetables annually plowed under, buried in a landfill or fed to livestock is sharply at odds with the reality that 48 million Americans face food insecurity. Whole Foods Market created a pilot program in some of its California stores, testing sales in April 2016 with Imperfect Produce (ImperfectProduce. com), a service that delivers to homes. Walmart brought weather-blemished apples to 300 of its Florida stores to kick off their imperfect role in the movement. Five Pittsburgh Giant Eagle stores call their program Produce with Personality, and focus on navel oranges, russet potatoes, peppers and apples. Fourteen Hannaford stores in Albany, New York, offer the Misfits line, while donating unsold produce to local nonprofits. Hy-Vee’s 242 stores, located in eight central states, rolled out the Misfits last December.

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Nature Rights

Waterways Granted Personhood

Levels of highly toxic mercury contamination in Atlantic bluefin tuna are rapidly declining, a trend that has been linked to reduced mercury emissions in North America, according to a new study published in Environmental Science & Technology. Average mercury concentrations dropped by more than 2 percent per year, for a total decline of 19 percent between 2004 and 2012. Scientists believe that most of that reduction has occurred because of a shift away from coal, the major source of mercury emissions, to natural gas and renewable fuels. Pollution control requirements imposed by the federal government have also cut mercury emissions, but these have been rolled back or eliminated by President Trump’s commitment to “bring back coal.”

This year, the Whanganui River, in New Zealand, became the first in the world to be granted the same legal rights as a person. Equally vital, a court in northern India has given the sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers, as well as several glaciers, the legal status of “living human entities” to help in the preservation and conservation of the country’s highly polluted waterways, thus allowing polluters to be sued. These decisions are variants of “rights of nature” measures that date back to the 1970s. More than three dozen U.S. localities have ordinances ascribing varying types of rights to nature or to specific natural objects. In America, rights of nature activism usually takes the form of ballot initiatives that emerge to contest the power of corporations wherever local natural resources are seen as being threatened. The first such ordinance was passed in 2006, when Tamaqua Borough, in Pennsylvania, sought to protect the town’s drinking water from the nearby dumping of sewage sludge. More recently, an ordinance from the Boulder (Colorado) County Protectors, with assistance from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, asserting the “right to a healthy climate,” was recognized as a federal constitutional right by Judge Ann Aiken, of the U.S. District Court in Oregon.

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Tuna Turnaround

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Sea Mammals Freed from Showtime The California Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement Act, sponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff, is aimed to end the famous SeaWorld orca shows. “It means no more wild capture, no more breeding. We would essentially phase out the captive orcas that are currently in these water parks,” says Schiff. This means that SeaWorld must end their Shamu shows by the end of this year. However, the animals already at the San Diego park will continue to live there. Parks in Orlando and San Antonio will end their shows by 2019. Under pressure from activists and faced with declining ticket sales, SeaWorld is now moving to end its theatrical orca shows and breeding program. They announced the unveiling of a new attraction this summer, Orca Encounter, as an educational experience. Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director of the documentary film Blackfish, says that the new show is designed to make the audience feel better, not the animals. “The trainers aren’t safe, and the whales aren’t happy,” she states. “They’re still just doing manic circles around concrete swimming pools.” The company is developing its first SeaWorld park without orcas in the Middle-Eastern country of Abu Dhabi.

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Determined to become free of the chronic lymphocytic leukemia that had defined his life for 20 years, Sabin, who lives near Washington, D.C., appointed himself the subject of his own research experiment. He subsequently became a poster child for the remedial synergy of biological individuality, a whole systems approach to integrative oncology and self-induced healing through lifestyle and supplement interventions. Sabin now 22

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combat harmful growth of new blood cells, and the benefits of growing and eating foods containing angiogenesisinhibiting compounds that oppose such growth and so work to prevent, improve and avert recurrences of chronic disease. “Cancer hijacks the angiogenesis process triggered by inflammation and keeps it permanently activated to ensure that cancerous cells receive a dedicated, uninterrupted blood supply,” explains Mydlach-Bero. For three years, she largely consumed only items from the list of angiogenesis-inhibiting foods now posted at KathyMydlachBero.com/food-research. These include green tea, strawberries, blackberries, red tart cherries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, grapefruit, lemons, tomatoes, cinnamon, purple potatoes, kale, grape seed oil and pomegranate. In 2008, she completely replaced both the drugs to combat the side effects of chemo and radiation and a long-term medication for preventing recurrence with healthful foods. Her physicians were admittedly uncomfortable with her decision to combine chemotherapy and radiation treatments with “food as medicine”,

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Mydlach-Bero made her remarkable recovery from rare and unrelated aggressive Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer and a high-grade tumor in her head and neck. To tell her story, the resident of Delafield, Wisconsin, relied on her 18 journals as a surrogate memory to chronicle a 10-year journey of courageous exploration, self-evolution, self-advocacy and self-transformation that connected her with her healing potential. Then the mother of two young daughters, Mydlach-Bero rejected a 21-month prognosis in 2005, along with the notion that disease and medicine would determine her fate. Defying the odds, she applied what she learned from research regarding Avastin, a pharmaceutical created to


reiki, prayer, meditation, mindfulness and supplement intervention. But that didn’t deter her. To awaken others to the practicality of food as medicine, she founded NuGenesis Farm, in Pewaukee, a nonprofit modeled after her home practice.

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Pioneering physicians and researchers agree with Sabin and Myldach-Bero that comprehensive prevention, the key to solving the cancer epidemic, is missing from conventional medicine. Leading voices include Dr. Andrew Weil, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona (AzCIM), in Tucson; Dr. Carlos M. Garcia, founder of Utopia Wellness, near Tampa, Florida; advocate Susan Silberstein, Ph.D., founder of BeatCancer.org, in Richboro, Pennsylvania; and Ajay Goel, Ph.D., director of the Center for Epigenetics, Cancer Prevention and Cancer Genomics at Baylor University Medical Center’s Research Institute, in Dallas. Weil pioneered the earliest efforts to develop a comprehensive curriculum in evidence-based integrative medicine and the field of integrative oncology. “We’ve known for nearly 15 years that inflammation is the root cause of many chronic diseases. Since

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2012 scientific evidence has proven that a healthy lifestyle and an antiinflammatory diet can influence various cancers,” says Weil. His curriculum for health professionals and the general public was the first to cite the role of a nutrient-rich, anti-inflammatory diet in cancer prevention and treatment. “Health professionals graduate armed with a better understanding of the complex interactions between cancer, gut microbiome and nutrition,” advises Weil, whose paradigm inspires his chain of True Food Kitchen restaurants. It includes lots of fruits and vegetables, small amounts of whole or

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cracked grains, al dente pasta, healthy fats and plant-based proteins from legumes, nuts and seafood as well as poultry and lean, antibiotic-free grassfed meats, cheese and eggs. Plus, he likes white, green and oolong teas, fresh herbs and spices, up to two glasses of red wine a day (less for women; possibly none for those at high-risk for breast cancer), and dark chocolate for antioxidant polyphenols. Integrative Oncology, authored by Weil and Dr. Donald I. Abrams, an integrative oncologist, is mandatory reading for AzCIM students that learn to use complementary interventions in prevention and conventional cancer care. Subjects such as antioxidants, cannabinoids, energy medicine, mindbody medicine, music and expressive art therapies are covered, as well as naturopathic oncology, plus the roles that community and spirituality play in prevention and treatment. Goel’s 20-year career in cancer prevention research has produced a wealth of related articles. Among his findings, he advises, “Curcumin, a yellow compound extracted from turmeric, has become a gold standard for prevention and the natural treatment of many chronic health conditions, including colon cancer. It targets cancer stem cells, disrupts cancer cell communication, triggers cancer cell death and helps to prevent cancerous mutations to cells. It’s also been shown to improve the efficacy of conventional treatments including fewer adverse effects.” He recommends only taking turmeric products with BCM-95 percent active curcuminoids.

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Considering each individual’s biological individuality as a Petri dish, Garcia’s studies help achieve an anti-cancer life. He advises, “There is no ‘one size fits all’ medical protocol box for cancer Customized

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modifications to lifestyle and diet are required because food nutrients directly impact the mechanisms by which cancer cells grow and spread. The right nutrition can reverse a compromised immune system, which research shows is a major contributor to the development of cancer.” Whether for improvement or prevention, Garcia’s patient protocols always begin with a comprehensive evaluation appointment to learn about the individual he is treating. For cancer patients, his two-phase, eight-week program involves immune-enhancing therapies followed by immunotherapy aimed to de-cloak the camouflaged protein coating of wily cancer cells so the body’s immune system can identify and destroy them.

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To maintain good health, Judy Seeger, a doctor of naturopathy near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recommends a regular detoxification regimen to cleanse environmental and product toxins and toxic emotions. Through experience, she has learned that individuals living with cancer need to substantially support their abnormally functioning elimination system to rid it of dead proteins from destroyed cancer cells and chemotherapy drugs that are overtaxing the immune system. “Clearing out toxic, stressful emotions that produce acid, weaken the immune system and create an environment for cancer to propagate is essential,” says Seeger. “Fulfilling the body’s requirement for an ongoing healthy nutritional plan that maintains a healing alkaline environment reduces both the risk of a cancer as well as recurrence.” She

has observed that when an individual’s healing process has stalled despite their doing all the right things to improve their biochemistry, it’s frequently because they haven’t done an emotional detox and lack feeling a spiritual connection to something larger than themselves. Silberstein categorizes cancer as epidemic. She speaks regularly regarding preventing cancer and its recurrence at medical and nursing schools, continuing oncology nursing education programs and universities. “What is needed more than new treatment research is public education regarding the true causes of cancer and continuing education credits in lifestyle training for medical professionals,” she says. Silberstein’s nonprofit organization provides online holistic cancer coach training for health professionals as well as research-based education and counseling on how to prevent, cope with and beat cancer through immune-boosting holistic approaches. The list of books authored by cancer survivors continues to grow, offering helpful insight into how individuals are negotiating the challenges of their healing journey. Two recent books, Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story, by Psychotherapist Cheryl Krauter, and Cancer Survivorship Coping

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Results of the Human Genome Project, as well as the work of Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., stem cell biologist and author of The Biology of Belief, and other epigenetic researchers support the point that “environmental signals” that directly affect our DNA expression include our thoughts, emotions, belief system, exposure to sunlight, exercise and everything we put into our body. Such new science shatters the idea that we are victims of our genes and environment. It shines light on the fact that we have tremendous power to shape and direct our own physical health. Our entire lifestyle is pivotal. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at ItsAllAboutWe.com. treatment.

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Five weeks after her diagnosis, after a self-facilitated energy session, she felt “a total energy shift in the breast tumor.” On November 2, 2007, a thermogram indicated that the cancer in her breast had disappeared. Ten years later, her diagnostic scans continue to indicate the absence of cancer. While most people focus on diet and supplements for the body when engaged in natural healing, McCall says, they fail to address three other components critical to our health: the mind, emotions and spirit. “An ongoing practice of healing our inner beliefs opens a door to improving health, as well as preventing health issues,” she explains. She also feels her experience overcoming cancer helped her become a more empowered spiritual being, and she considers it her mission to help others feel similarly empowered. “Each of us has the power to shape and direct our own physical health,” she says.

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A Trail for Everyone Whatever our location, age or fitness level, a hike can provide opportunities for calming solitude or connecting with people we care about. Individuals with disabilities can also get outdoors at accommodating trails such as those at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, in Delaware. There’s always something to be learned in identifying wildlife and plants. “Families can enjoy time walking outdoors together in ways impossible in other settings,” observes Verna Gates, founder of Fresh Air Family, a Birmingham, Alabama, outdoor activities educational foundation. “Nature aids in well-being in many ways.” She points to studies cited at NatureAndForest Therapy.org/the-science.html that reveal how trees emit enzymes into the air that help improve our emotional and physical health. “When I lost a child, the only place I found solace was in nature. Sitting in a patch of wildflowers truly brought me back to living,” recalls Gates.

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Explorers’ Heaven Following a lovely trail, much like inspired cooking, is as intriguing and delightful as we wish it to be. From wildflower paths to wine country trails, the great outdoors invites exploration of woodlands, glens, forests, mountain valleys, coastal areas, bayous, deserts and other terrain. Experienced daytrippers recommend revisiting favorite trails in specific seasons. “I love being in the natural world, be it New Jersey, Florida or Alaska. Every trail offers surprises,” marvels distance hiker Craig Romano (CraigRomano.com). As the author of several day hike guidebooks, he’s seen firsthand how, “Every part of the country offers different perspectives and forms of beauty. The greatest biological diversity in our country is found in the Great Smoky Mountains, where the rhododendrons are breathtaking in spring.” The world’s largest mapped cave system is in Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park. Hiking to observe other subterranean wonders in Indiana or Virginia’s Natural Bridge Caverns is no less exhilarating than walking Alabama’s covered bridge trail or painter Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch country, in New Mexico. The Appalachian Trail, running between Maine and Georgia, attracts thousands of adventurous long-distance trekkers, but such trails also offer sections ideal for day hikes. Geomagnetic points in Arizona’s vortex region or America’s Stonehenge, in New Hampshire, afford unusual destinations. The wonders of California’s Sonoma County include Planet Walk, a scale model path that illustrates our solar system. The Crater of Diamonds State Park, in Arkansas, is the only place in the world where hikers can dig for diamonds and keep what they find, although quartz diamond sites (semiprecious stones less hard than diamonds) can be accessed at other U.S. locales. Coastal walks lead to discovering sea glass and shells. Arboretums in urban areas offer trails flush with local flora. Joining or starting a hiking club based on common interests is one way to go. “One of our guidebook series encourages outdoor enthusiasts to explore the natural world in their immediate backyards. This approach especially appeals to families, first-time trail users and athletes looking for a quick nature fix after work,” offers Helen Cherullo, publisher of Mountaineers Books (MountaineersBooks.org), a nonprofit committed to conservation and sustainable lifestyles. Wherever we venture, take nothing but pictures and leave nature untouched. Cherullo reminds us, “Connecting people to treasured natural landscapes leads to active engagement to preserve these places for future generations. The future of public lands—owned by every American citizen—is literally in our hands.” They deserve our vote. Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer, author and multimedia artist. Connect at MarlainaDonato.com.

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n estimated 18 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of sleep apnea. From the Greek expression for “want of breath,” sleep apnea causes cessation of breathing during the night. Bouts usually last from 10 to 30 seconds and can occur from just a few times to several hundred. The main cause is the throat muscles becoming too relaxed during sleep and constricting the airway. Two out of four people with the condition do not even realize they are sleep deprived due to apnea, and thus are at greater risk of suffering from both short-term ailments such as migraines or extreme fatigue, and long-term effects that include stroke and heart disease.

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Lose Weight via Diet and Exercise Most people find the problem clears up or is greatly improved when they lose weight. One of the easiest and healthiest ways is eating only fruit from morning until noon, and then eating healthy, nutritious meals for lunch and dinner. Avoid processed, sugar-laden and deep-fried foods. Exercise at least four times a week. Doing moderate exercise for just 40 minutes has been shown to significantly reduce sleep apnea (Sleep journal). Use a

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medicine ball to follow a trainer tutorial at Tinyurl.com/25-MinMedicineBallWorkout. A mini-trampoline also offers a safe and effective workout. A brisk 20-to-30-minute daily walk is a must for better sleep.

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Sleep on Either Side Lying on the back encourages throat muscles to close up and the tongue to fall toward the back of the throat. Shifting onto one side reduces this discomfort and potential apnea episodes. Using one pillow beneath the head allows the neck to rest at a more natural angle, rather than pushing the chin toward the chest, which restricts the airway.

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Vitamins D and C Almost everyone is deficient in vitamin D, even many in sunny regions, reports Dr. Joseph Mercola in his report, The Amazing Wonder Nutrient. Wisely managed sun exposure supplies vitamin D—no more than 20 minutes a day, 10 minutes on each side—without suntan lotion. Alternatively, a high-dose of a quality vitamin D supplement measuring 5,000 international units is adequate, but always take it along with vitamin K2, which helps the body process calcium properly to avoid overdose problems.


Our body does not store vitamin C, so we need at least 2,000 milligrams daily to maintain good health. A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that vitamin C can reduce damage caused by sleep apnea. High-content foods include bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwi fruit, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas and papayas.

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Magnesium, the Master Mineral From 70 to 80 percent of mankind is deficient in magnesium, which has been connected with prevention of degenerative diseases and mental health and is often the missing mineral in an individual’s wellness equation, according to Enviromedica’s Ancient Minerals. It also regulates muscle function, including those in the upper throat involved with apnea. Organic foods and farmers’ market offerings may have higher levels of magnesium, especially those packed with green chlorophyll. Liquid chlorophyll is available in most health stores. Start by drinking one glass (250 milliliters) per day for a week, and then take two tablespoons daily. Spinach, chard, pumpkin seeds, yogurt, kefir, almonds, black beans, avocados, figs, bananas and dark chocolate (avoid brands with white sugar) are good sources.

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Helpful Natural Medicines n Just before bedtime, consume one teaspoon of olive oil (or organic honey) combined with three drops of lavender essential oil. n Supplement with serotonin precursor 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), which complements magnesium. n One of the best pure sources of omega-3—a top remedy for sleep apnea by protecting cells from stress—is krill oil (Alternative Medicine Review). Sleep apnea causes long-term oxidative stress and puts severe demands on the body, which is thought to deplete omega-3 levels. Lloyd Jenkins is a certified naturopath native to Canada and owner of the Budwig Cancer Clinic, in Malaga, Spain. He’s the author of seven books and many articles on treating common diseases using natural therapies.

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breathing through the ith nearly 30 mouth and having a million Ameriblocked nose, she says. can adult sufferers “Weight gain increases of Obstructive Sleep the risk for snoring—not Apnea, millions of only because of the other Americans are additional weight in the regularly awakened by chest and neck area, but the telltale symptoms: also because the lumen, snoring and gasping or or hole through which choking sounds during we breathe, is smaller, sleep. But OSA is not with increased fat dejust a nighttime annoySusan Welch, FAGD posits around the muscle ance—it’s a potentially layers of the throat.” dangerous chronic condi tion, says Dr. Susan Welch, owner of Oral Solutions Wright Parkway Dental Center and a While mild snoring can often be member of the American Academy of resolved simply—by avoiding back Dental Sleep Medicine. sleeping, for example—OSA should be addressed by a medical expert. Obstructive Concerns One of Welch’s preferred treatOSA occurs when muscles relax ments is Oral Appliance Therapy, a during sleep, allowing soft tissue to noninvasive technique that involves collapse and block the airway, causa custom-made appliance worn ing breathing pauses that last from a during sleep. few seconds to more than a minute. “Patients like Oral Appliance These pauses can occur hundreds Therapy because it is comfortable, of times per night. “If left untreated, easy to wear, quiet and portable,” sleep apnea often causes daytime she says. “It enables me to treat sleepiness and fatigue and can raise snoring and sleep apnea effectively, the risk for serious health issues including stroke, heart disease, chronic improving my patients’ sleep, restoring their alertness and revitalizing acid reflux, high blood pressure and their health.” erectile dysfunction,” Welch says. Physical Matters There are several physiological conditions that put people at increased risk for snoring, such as having a small lower jaw or a narrow upper jaw,

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he flip side of enjoying farm to table is taking the table to the farm. Socalled “pop-up feasts” are booming at farms throughout the country during growing and harvest seasons. While the format varies, dinners are typically hosted on working rural or urban farms, last about three hours and include aperitifs and a tour before the meal. Wine pairings or beer tastings and live music may be among the enticing activities offered. Gabriele Marewski, owner of Paradise Farms, near Miami, Florida, was a pioneering forerunner of the trend. For 10 years prior to retirement, she hosted more than 50 chefs, served thousands of guests an organic Dinner in Paradise and raised more than $50,000 for area charities. Periodic onsite dinners continue (ParadiseFarms.net). “Many chefs are active in farm-totable dinners on the West Coast. We also see participation among wineries, orchards, cheese makers and breweries,” says A.K. Crump, CEO of TasteTV, in San Francisco, which also supervises PopUpRestaurants.com. “People like to meet the meal maker and know more about the origin of what they eat.”

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“I started Dinner on the Farm nine years ago to create unique experiences that connect people to the places their food is grown and the people that grow them,” says Monica Walch, whose popup dinners are served picnic-style for friends and families that bring their own tableware. Her company’s Midwest events, usually offered on Minnesota and Wisconsin farms, always feature local chefs, food ingredients and breweries (DinnerOnTheFarm.com). “There’s nothing like being comfortably seated in the field where your food is growing and having the opportunity to enjoy it just hours after it’s been picked. Then, add in one-on-one conversations with your chef, brewer and farmer, as well as like-minded community members,” observes Walch, who grew up on an organic dairy farm in Minnesota. Setting the bar for high-end, white tablecloth, adults-only communal events, Outstanding in the Field tours the country to offer a taste of fresh, local cuisine prepared by top regional chefs. They’re known for serving meals on long tables set up in fields on


prairie ranches, in olive groves or fruit orchards, as well as at urban rooftop farms or near vegetable row crops. “Our mission is to get folks out to the farm and honor the people whose good work brings nourishment to the table,” says organization founder and chef/artist Jim Denevan. More than 90, five-hour events that include appetizers and a guided farm tour are being held all the way through November in more than a dozen states (see OutstandingInTheField.com). “Some of our most popular events feature farmers of the sea, and are set alongside the ocean or other bodies of water,” adds Lisa Supple, publicist for the company. “They feature local fisher people and oyster and abalone farmers.” “Epicurean San Diego offers popup farm dinner events at Dickinson Farm, in National City, California,” explains

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fundraising events, like The Foodshed Alliance’s Farm to Fork Dinner and Wine Tasting, now in its seventh year (Tinyurl.com/Foodshed-AllianceFarm2Fork). It’s held at the Alba Vineyard, in Milford, New Jersey, which practices renewable viticulture. “We already have eight chefs lined up to prepare an eight-course, locally sourced, wine-pairing dinner served among the vines,” explains Kendrya Close, executive director of the alliance. Expert winemakers select each course’s pairing. “We’re proud to be the hardworking roadies that set the stage for America’s rock star farmers,” says Denevan. John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, co-authors of ECOpreneuring and Farmstead Chef, operate the Inn Serendipity, in Browntown, WI.

Pizza on the Farm event at Dream Acres, served by a waiter on stilts, in Rogers, Minnesota. owner Stephanie Parker (Epicurean SanDiego.com). “We strive to completely source our produce from the farm.” The veteran-owned, certified organic Dickinson Farm features heirloom fruits, vegetables and herbs grown on a large city lot. “We have focused on urban farms to inspire more people to grow their own food and to show that you don’t have to live on a huge piece of property in the countryside,” Parker notes. Some pop-up feasts are managed directly by local farmers in partnership with lead chefs. Others serve as annual

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When we stop observing and get into our heads, wondering if that answer was right or if we responded quickly enough, we exit learning mode and enter mindlessness, where no learning can really take place. ~Ellen Langer

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or 40 years, Social Psychologist Ellen Langer has conducted pioneering research on the power of our minds to shape health and well-being. Langer’s work demonstrates that changing what we think and believe can transform not only our experiences, but also our bodies— a once-radical idea now common among neuroscientists. Her unconventional experiments often involve mind tricks: taking elders’ subjective thoughts back 20 years to reverse objective metrics of aging; fostering weight loss in a group of hotel maids by simply suggesting that their jobs qualify as exercise; and even changing blood sugar levels in diabetics by speeding up or slowing down perceived time during a video game session. Affectionately dubbed the “Mother of Mindfulness”, Langer was the first female professor to earn tenure in Harvard University’s psychology department. A prolific writer and scientist, she has authored more than 200 related articles and 11 books, including Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Langer lives, paints, works and observes the world from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more at EllenLanger.com.

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What is mindful learning, and how can we best practice it? All learning is mindful; the only way to learn is by noticing new things. When we stop observing and get into our heads, wondering if that answer was right or if we responded quickly enough, we exit learning mode and enter mindlessness, where no learning can really take place. Part of what makes travel exciting, for example, is that we are primed to experience new things and pay attention to them, but actually, newness surrounds us at all times, no matter where we are. What makes us mindless is the mistaken notion of already knowing, when everything is always changing.

What techniques, with or without meditation, can we adopt to change our mindset and mental habits to reduce stress and increase health and happiness? Most mindlessness occurs by default, rather than design. If we all realized that through mindfulness we could look better, feel better, be better received and do better things—all claims that are supported by scientific research—it wouldn’t be hard to choose. Meditation is essentially a tool to lead you to the simple act of intentional

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noticing, but many routes lead to that destination. One way to learn mindfully is to learn conditionally; to see the world as “it would seem that” and “could be”, which is very different than “it is.” If we recognized that evaluations occur in our heads rather than the external world, much of our stress would dissipate. Negativity and stress are typically a result of mindless ruminations about negative things we think are inevitable. If we simply ask ourselves why the dreaded event might not occur, we’d be less stressed. Next, if we ask ourselves how it may actually be a good thing if it does happen, again stress would diminish. 

How do the mental constructs we attach to our experiences affect outcomes of health and well-being? Mental constructs are positions we consider as accepted certainties. When a physician makes a diagnosis, most people take it as a certainty and behave accordingly. Assuming that pain, decline or failure is inevitable can cause an individual to give up hope of complete recovery. But science only suggests probabilities, and if we understand this, we’ll go to work on a solution. We have a tremendous amount of control over our health that goes untapped. Placebos are today’s strongest medications demonstrating this fact. Initially, placebos were frowned upon by the pharmaceutical industry because a drug couldn’t be brought to market if a placebo was just as effective. When someone gives you a pill and you get better not because of the pill, but


because of your beliefs about it, you realize that what stands in the way of healing is your own mindset.

How have you seen these principles play out in your own life? My fascination with the ability of our mind to change our health began when my mother’s diagnosed metastasized breast cancer disappeared, a fact the medical world could not explain. Since then, my own prognosis related to a smashed ankle from a Beth Israel teaching hospital physician with the Harvard Medical School, stating that I would always walk with a limp and never play tennis again, has been completely overturned. My mission coming out of these two experiences is to determine how we can apply our mental capacities to increase control of our health and well-being. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.

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ust as we need to create space in our daily schedule to nurture a new relationship, we must create space in our home to welcome in new love. It’s called “feathering the nest”. Think about the first time that our soulmate will walk into our home—what they will they see, smell and feel. Even an inviting, cozy environment may need an upgrade. The underlying vibration or feeling of a place reflects the home’s energy. Whatever has happened there since its beginning, including arguments, illnesses or times of loneliness, have all left an unseen layer of negative energy. You could say that the walls “talk”. To begin preparing our home to welcome a mate, first remove the clutter. Piles of magazines, stacks of unshelved books and excessive furnishings are blocking and keeping in old energy and preventing good, clean new energy from flowing. Be sure to remove all photographs and souvenirs that are reminders of past lovers; throw them away or put them in a box away from your home. These daily, unconscious memory triggers keep you stuck in the past. Clearing everything out is like putting out a cosmic welcome mat to the Universe that we are now ready, willing and available to receive new love. Next, it’s time to dispel the unseen energies. The fastest, easiest method is the Native American technique of smudging. The smoke will purify the space. Light a piece of white sage on a

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small plate and when it is smoking (not flaming) run the smoke up, down and around every room, closet, door and window frame throughout the entire home. Alternatively, on a sunny day, open all the doors and windows and, applying a broom and imagination, sweep out the old energies. Just as nature abhors a vacuum and calls in matter to fill the empty space, so making space in our home assists in calling in love. Consciously create “space” by placing an empty nightstand on “their” side of the bed, plus have at least one empty dresser drawer waiting for them. Create inviting space in a closet and clear a shelf in a bathroom cabinet. If we have a two-car garage and have been parking in the middle, pick a side and begin only parking on “our side”. The most essential ingredient to “feathering the nest” is a strong intention to remove any old, outdated, limiting or negative energies that may be preventing love from finding its way to our door. Once free from unwanted clutter and obstructions, it becomes our sanctuary of vibrant, attractive energy. Arielle Ford is the author of 11 books, including Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate and The Soulmate Secret: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction. Her latest, Inkspirations: Love By Design, is a transformational coloring book. She lives in La Jolla, CA. Learn more at SoulmateSecret.com.


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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.

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new paradigm shift regarding autism spectrum disorder (ASD) centers on evolving beliefs about the possibilities for those living with autism, as well as the unimagined brilliance they possess and their need for supportive help. Everyone can benefit from the results of hands-on research and experience by parents and caregivers that are finding nontraditional ways to help special needs children deal with issues related to emotional and cognitive detachment and isolation. Momentum for this major shift in perspective is fueled by young adults that are telling their encouraging stories online and in books such as Carly Fleishman’s Carly’s Voice. Parents of the one in 45 children diagnosed with ASD know that their lifetime commitment requires extraordinary courage, perseverance, patience, determination, emotional strength, outside-the-box thinking and unconditional love. These parental characteristics are most cited by those that have mastered related developmental disorders, which they now regard as gifts, because they are thriving. Dr. Andrea Libutti, author of Awakened by Autism: Embracing Autism, Self, and Hope for a New World, offers her insights for understanding the multifaceted nature of autism and the need for a personalized plan for healing. Janice Vedrode, a special needs coach, con36

sultant and child advocate in Saginaw, Michigan, founded Spectrum Speaks and writes at JaniceVedrode.com/ blog to inform parents about numerous issues regarding ASD. “Because I live in a town that didn’t have an existing support group for parents with ASD children, I took it upon myself to get the ball rolling and advise parents that they need to build a dream team—doctors, therapists, special needs teachers, spiritual community, friends and family—that will make sure their child succeeds and lives a happy and successful life,” says Vedrode. Wanting to help both their own two sons with developmental disabilities and others, Boaz and Minerva Santiago, residents of Pembroke Pines, Florida, became early trailblazers ushering in the self-employment movement for special needs individuals. Their Picasso Einstein online educational platform at SelfEmploy.org has launched the #JobCreators Bootcamp Training for parents and professionals and the #JobCreators Integration Program that collaborates with organizations, financial institutions and government agencies. “If you focus on pursuing a business for your child for the sake of their independence, you won’t get caught up in only the business and money aspects. Self-employment

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allows even greatly impaired individuals the maximum opportunity to experience independence, not just in the present, but for the rest of their lives,” explains Boaz. He cites an example of a young boy with an avid interest in folding clothing. His parents learned how to create a meaningful job for him by creating a simple small laundry business from the family garage. Although at the beginning he was only asked to fold clothing (which he already expressed interest in), his father now accompanies him around the neighborhood to pass out business cards and promote his service. Being in business has helped him grow as a person. “Begin by assuming your child is competent and make it possible for them to follow their passion and create a future they can be proud of,” advises Boaz. Shining lights are leading the way. With her father’s help, Carly Fleishman, diagnosed at the age of 2 with nonverbal severe autism, wrote a book by striking one computer key at a time that described living in a mind and body afflicted with this condition. Still nonverbal, she hosts a YouTube radio show on which she interviews celebrities via a device that turns keystrokes into verbal language. Kerry Magro, with Autism Speaks, a research and advocacy organization, answered the question, “What Happens to Children with Autism When They Become Adults?” in his TEDx talk, one of his many media ventures. Chris Varney, an “I can” advocate for children’s rights, won rave reviews for his TEDx talk, “My Unstoppable Mother Proved the Experts Wrong.” Such powerful stories specifically relate how parents, grandparents and helpful friends forged networks that freed them and their afflicted children of the inhibiting stigma of autism and enabled them to realize their fullest potential. A bedrock philosophy in supporting ASD and other special needs children is to assume they are competent and learn to see them through God’s lens, rather than the lens of the world. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at ItsAllAboutWe.com.


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gina Whitman, of Queen Creek, Arizona, via her Desert Cry Wildlife website. She rehabs rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, baby javelina and coyote pups. The Dan & Dianne May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Lee’s-McRae College, in Banner Elk, North Carolina, is the only college program in the U.S. that allows students to work hands-on with veterinarians in the rehab center. “We see native species of reptiles, raptors, songbirds and mammals like eastern gray squirrels,” says Jenna Glaski, a program

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In Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Back 2 the Wild Rehab rescues all kinds of wild animals. In February, two geese were stuck in a frozen river. Firefighters freed the birds and rehabbers checked them for frostbite. One goose died, but the other was released after the next storm passed through. The Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary, near McCall, Idaho, accepts orphaned bear cubs. Tapping into three decades of research reported by program supervisor Jeff Rohlman, they are vetted and put into a two-acre enclosure to learn to live in the wild until they are old enough for release. Most arrive undernourished and dehydrated; if separated from their mother, they don’t know how to feed themselves or when to hibernate. Dreamcatcher Wild Horse & Burro Sanctuary, in Ravendale, California, doesn’t release rehabbed guests—it provides a lifetime home to roam 1,000 acres in family packs to find their own food and water. Public lands are leased to ranchers for grazing, compelling competition for food between livestock and wild animals, so this is a safer option; the sanctuary also advocates protection of resident mountain lions, badgers, coyotes, hawks and eagles. Barry and Maureen Genzlinger, founders of the Vermont Bat Center, in Milton, have rescued and released more than 125 bats since Barry became a licensed bat rehabilitator for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department in 2013. “We have one bat that lost 95 percent of the skin on a wing,” he says. “After three months, most of it has grown back. In two more months, it should be fine, just in time to hibernate.” Bats can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour. While some are considered a nui sance, each rescued animal has a place in the overall eco-system. Following the good Samaritan rule allows casual rescuers to keep an animal only long enough to safely transport it to a rehabilitator. Rescue operations always need volunteers to donate time or money to help the cause. For creatures, staying with a healing friend can help but there’s no place like home.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 Community HU Chant – 9:30-10am. Expand your awareness, open your heart. Free. Unitarian Universalist Lobby, 9888 Pensacola Blvd. (Hwy. 29), Pensacola. 850-862-0446. ECK-Florida.org.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 Living the NingXia Red Life – 6:30-8:30pm. Also, 9:15pm. Searching for energy, stamina and a revitalized lifestyle? Learn about and enjoy the therapeutic essential oil infused antioxidant super drink, Ningxia Red. Door Prizes. $5. 100 Alexander Ave, Atmore. Debra Swartzendruber 251-368-1275. Swartzen88@gmail.

planahead AUGUST 2017 - MAY 2018 Destin Yoga Academy’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training One weekend each month starting in August with Lead Instructor, Melissa Shalongo, E-RYT 500 For more information, visit our website at DestinHotYoga.com or call the studio at 850-547-6133

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 DIY Personal Care Essentials – 6:30-7:45pm. A close look at the chemicals in personal care and body care products and how the bodies largest detoxification organ, the skin, absorbs toxins and hazardous chemicals when externally applied. Learn quick and easy ways to make superior products using common house-hold ingredients. Free. Pereira Produce & Health, 2109 Casa de Oro St, Navarre. 850-499-3670. DianaPereira@live.com. PereiraProduceAndHealth.weebly.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 Cooking with Essential Oils – 2-3pm. Lunch and learn how to prepare a refreshing spring meal and discover profound health benefits in raw “cooking” with essential oils. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch finishing with a

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 Reflexology Workshop – 8am-5pm. Learn therapeutic Ingham Foot Reflexology taught by Laurie Azzarella, International Institute of Reflexology Instructor. Use on family, friends or professional clients. 16 CEUs for therapists. $375 Must Pre-register. Abundance Wellness Center, 325 John Knox Road, Bldg T, Suite 1, Tallahassee. 850-380-4943. laurieazzarella@gmail.com. Reflex-OIL-ogy.com. Raindrop Reflexology – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn how to help relieve back pain, muscle aches, sciatica and support the immune system by applying Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils to your feet. Learn to use the Raindrop Oil Kit on clients, family and friends, leave relaxed and rejuvenated. Bring a friend, pillow, bath towel and 2 hand towels. $10. Abundance Wellness Center, 325 John Knox Road, Bldg T, Suite 1, Tallahassee. 850-380-4943. LaurieAzzarella@gmail.com. Reflex-OIL-ogy.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10 Belly to Breastfeeding – 6-8pm. International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, Kendal Vaughn, presents breastfeeding success with this fun, informative prenatal class. Topics include initial latch, what to expect in the first few days and weeks after your baby’s birth, how friends and family can help, and the importance of skin to skin contact. Reg via website/check locations. $20. Pensacola. 850-324-5393. BellyToCradle@gmail.com. YourPensacolaDoula.com.

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Change Your Mood in Minutes – 1:45pm. Learn how emotions release chemicals in the brain which directly affect your mood and overall health. Acquire simple techniques to reverse negative emotions within minutes, and practices you can implement to minimize how you react to emotional triggers. Refreshing salad and fruit bar included. Door Prizes. Limited Space RSVP. $15. Capstone House 1713 Beck Ave. Panama City. 850-747-9224. CapstoneHouse28@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 ECK Light & Sound Service – 11am-12pm. Your Spiritual Path of Personal Experience, Experience HU, the most beautiful prayer. Free. Hampton Inn, 7710 Navarre Pkwy (Hwy 98), Navarre. 850-8620446. ECK-Florida.org.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21 Solar Eclipse Event with Alice McCall – 6-7:30pm. This event will provide a strong energy alignment with the Solar Eclipse for attendees, enhancing your empowerment and potential. $20 via Teleconference; Res Req. Email Alice@healingpath. info. 850-585-5496. HealingPath.info.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 Healthy Can Be Simple — 6:30-7:30pm. Constantly we hear how expensive or time-consuming or difficult living a healthy lifestyle can be. Well, we are here to negate that concept. Come learn how easy, inexpensive, and quick it can be to switch your body care products, cleaners, and over-the-counter medicines to healthy, natural solutions for pennies per use. Esther’s Garden of Healing, 8184 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre. 850-499-3670. DianaPereira@live. com. PereiraProduceAndHealth.weebly.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 What is Ascension? – 10:30am-12:30pm. A discussion and introductory overview of both planetary and personal ascension with Alice McCall. It will include key parts of the process, spiritual topics, your key spiritual agreements, and practical tips. $30 via Teleconference; Res Req. Email Alice@ healingpath.info. 850-585-5496. HealingPath.info.


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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 Emotional Aromatherapy – 2-3pm. Discover how specific essential oils evoke specific responses from our emotions through the limbic system. Learn why we crave one essential oils’ scent but detest another and how our stress response is linked to our physical conditions. Discover the combinations of essential oils that may calm a crowd or energize a group while diffused into the air. Ever’mans Cooperative, 315 W. Garden St, Pensacola. 850-499-3670. DianaPereira@live.com. PereiraProduceAndHealth. weebly.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 Sacred Light Infusion Healing Sessions – 11:30am-1pm. with Reverend Rich Berry. Within each of us exists this “Great Sacred Inner Light”. It is our spirit, our true essence, our soul. It is also part of the “Infinite” that is “Divine Love” and “Heals All”.Ultimately, this Sacred Inner Light can be infused into others, resonating and reactivating their own “Inner Light” to facilitate healings. Unity Church, 716 N 9th Ave, Pensacola. Rev Rich Berry. 314-223-8888. SacredLightInfusion.com.

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Member of ZUMBA® Instructor Network (ZIN). $5 or Punch Card 6 Classes/$25. Frisbee Fitness Studio, 119 Truxton Avenue, Fort Walton Beach. 850-461-2220. Email Dancenrg@outlook.com or website IReed.Zumba.com Pilates Intermediate Equipment Class – 5:306:30pm. Challenging exercises for those who have a foundations in the Pilates fundamentals. $30 drop in, $25/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. PilatesCore Training.com.

tuesday Pilates Multi-Level Mat Class – 8:30-9:30am. For those who have basic understanding of fundamentals of Pilates mat. Uses a variety of different props; stability balls, rollers, rings, etc. to strengthen and increase flexibility. $15 drop in, $10/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. PilatesCoreTraining.com.

sunday Full Moon Group Meditation Workshop – 6:157:30pm. 3rd Sun. A dynamic, scientific service to the world in cooperation with the masters of wisdom. Very simple method of strengthening your spiritual connection. Followed by group meditation. Free. Everman’s Co-op Educational Center, 327 West Garden St, Pensacola. TransmissionMeditation.org.

monday Pilates Modified Equipment Class – 8:30-9:30am. For those with conditions such as ostoporosis, disc pathologies, arthritis and joint replacements. $30 drop in, $25/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. PilatesCoreTraining.com. Young at Heart Yoga – 10:30-11:30am. Regardless of age or physical condition, a regular yoga practice can help build strength and increase flexibility. Includes standing and seated postures using blocks, blankets and other props to stretch and strengthen your body and relax your mind. $6. Navarre Living Yoga, 8162 Navarre Pkwy, 850-684-1065. navarrelivingyoga.com . $6. Navarre Living Yoga, 8162 Navarre Pkwy. 850-684-1065. NavarreLivingYoga.com. Mommy and Me Yoga – 12-1pm. This mommy and baby gentle yoga class is designed to build strength and flexibility in your post-pregnancy body and is a supportive and nurturing environment for new mothers and babies ages 6 weeks to 12 months. $12. Navarre Living Yoga, 8162 Navarre Pkwy. 850-684-1065. NavarreLivingYoga.com. Pilates Equipment Class – 12-1pm. For those individuals who have attended an intro to equipment class, or have prior experience on Pilates equipment. $30 drop in, $25/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. PilatesCoreTraining.com.

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Yoga4Cancer Class – 1-2:15pm. A researchbased, specialized yoga methodology addressing the specific physical and emotional needs left by cancer and its treatments. Designed to increase lymphatic flow in order to optimize the immune system. Begins with breath awareness, meditation, a gentle five¬directional spinal warm up, followed with supported, energized movement, a restorative cool down and savasana. Instructor is certified in y4c method with knowledge and awareness of the special needs of cancer patients and survivors. Free. Dragonfly Yoga Studio, 184 Brooks St, Ste. 2, FWB. 850-244-0184. DragonflyYoga.com. Prenatal Yoga – 4:30-5:30pm. Prepare for the birth of your baby and work to alleviate pregnancyrelated discomforts by practicing gentle, modified yoga poses and breathing exercises. Appropriate for expectant mothers at all stages of pregnancy. $12. Navarre Living Yoga, 8162 Navarre Parkway, Navarre. 850-684-1065. NavarreLivingYoga@gmail. com. NavarreLivingYoga.com. Capstone Happenings – 5-9pm.5pm (Yoga) 7pm (Reiki Healing) with Ben Orr . Donation Fee. Capstone House, 1713 Beck Ave, Panama City. 850747-9224. capstonehouse28@gmail.com. Pilates Multi-Level Mat Fusion Class – 5:156:15pm. A fusion of Pilates mat exercises, myofascial release stretches and body rolling. Release restrictions causing pain, fatigue and stiffness then align and strengthen with Pilates. $15 drop in, $10/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. Pilates CoreTraining.com. Pilates Intermediate Equipment Class – 5:306:30pm. 8:30am-Fri .Challenging exercises for those who have a foundations in the Pilates fundamentals. $25 account rate /$30 drop in. Limited Space. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850287-5836. Pilates CoreTraining.com. ZUMBA Fitness Class – 5:15-6:15pm, Mon & Thurs. 9-10am, Sat. Shrink everything but your smile. Let the music free your body. The ultimate dance fitness party will groove you into shape. Licensed ZUMBA® Instructor - Ivelysse Reed,

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Pilates Beginning Level Mat Class – 9:4510:45am. Increase strength and flexibility and love how your body feels after just one hour of corrective movement exercises. $15 drop in, $10/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. PilatesCoreTraining.com. Kids Yoga for Pre-Schoolers – 4-4:45pm. 7/11, 18 & 25. Yoga for children improves the mind/ body connection and promotes overall well-being as they “play” on the mat. Ann Hoffman, with a BS in Education, 200 Hour TT, and Galactic Child Yoga’s Level 1, includes yoga, creative movement, literature and music. Ages 3 to 5, not yet in Kindergarten. Limit to 10 students. Pre-register or Drop in. $10. Navarre Living Yoga, 8162 Navarre Parkway, Navarre. 850-684-1065. NavarreLivingYoga@ gmail.com. NavarreLivingYoga.com. 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training this Fall – 5:30–8:30 pm. Sept 2017 - June 2018. Learn how to become a confident, knowledgeable teacher of the sacred practice of yoga. Your tuition includes 200 hours of Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training with qualified yoga instructors as well as unlimited yoga classes at Sunshine Yoga for the duration of the course. Studies include Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy & Physiology, the Chakra System, an introduction to styles including Ashtanga, Prenatal/ Postnatal, Kids Yoga, Bhakti and more! Contact Kim for more information. . $2,850. Sunshine Yoga, 211-E Main Street, Destin. 850-687-8603. Kim@SunshineYogaStudio.com. SunshineYogaStudio.com. Kids Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. Kids love yoga too. Your child will gain body awareness, improved concentration, self confidence, and self-love.They will learn the importance of health as well as tools to help them cope with life changes and stress. Recommended for ages 6-12. $50 per month / $15 drop-in. Sunshine Yoga , 211-E Main St, Destin. 850-687-8603. Kim@SunshineYogaStudio.com. SunshineYogaStudio.com. Meditation – 6pm. Meditation offers innumerable benefits for your body, mind and spirit. The rest you gain in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep. Reverend Jamie Sanders leads. Love Offering. Unity of Pensacola, 716 North 9th Ave, Pensacola. 850438-2277. UnityPNS.org. Thought Technology Techniques – 6:30-8:30pm. 1st & 3rd Tues, with Tali Cluxton. 2nd & 4th Tues,


Kids Nia: Movement, Dance, Play – 4pm-4:45pm. Kids Nia is fun, mindful movement that incorporates martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts. A fun and playful way for kids to express themselves while moving their body in a creative and natural way encouraging listening, balance, and coordination. 4 older. $5. Navarre Living Yoga, 8162 Navarre Pkwy. NavarreLivingYoga.com. Astrology / UFO Exploration – 7-9pm. 1st & 3rd Thu. Discover Yourself Through Astrology with Vayla Nugyn. 2nd Thu. UFO Exploration with Jill Tomlinson. Donation Fee. Capstone House, 1713 Beck Ave , Panama City. 850-747-9224. CapstoneHouse28@gmail.com. CapstoneHouse.org.

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with Meda Arbour (Urantia Study). Donation Fee. Capstone House, 1713 Beck Ave , Panama City. 850-747-9224. capstonehouse28@gmail.com. Meditation for World Peace – 7-9pm. Crystal Cottage Peace Center, as we meditate for World Peace and Sharing. Music, massage therapy, intuitives and Reiki. Crystal Cottage Peace Center, 7338 Highway 2301, Panama City. 850-763-4504. Darce@CrystalCottage.net. CrystalCottage.net. Free Twin Hearts Meditation and Healing Clinic – 7:15-8:15pm. Promoting stress reduction and general wellness. Protocols for most physical and emotional ailments. Thanks for bringing canned food for Manna. Free. Ever’man’s Natural Foods community Room, 315 W Garden St, Pensacola. 850-433-2042. PranicHealingCentralGulfCoast.com.

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2 Aerial Yoga Classes – 9:30-10:45am. 6-7:15pm. Explore yoga using an aerial yoga swing to deepen and enhance traditional yoga postures. Suitable for any skill level and it will offer physical benefits to enrich your yoga practice. Challenge yourself and come have fun on the swings while you build strength and discover new depths with balance, stability, and mobility. Max of 8 students. No previous aerial or yoga experience is necessary. $16. Navarre Living Yoga, 8162 Navarre Pkwy. 850-6841065. NavarreLivingYoga.com. Pilates Modified Equipment Class – 9:4510:45am. For those with conditions such as osteoporosis, disc pathologies, arthritis and joint replacements. $30 drop in, $25/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850287-5836. PilatesCoreTraining.com. Gyrokenisis Mat Class – 2-3pm. This movement system allows the entire body to be worked through spinal movement. Gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating movements. $15 drop in, $10/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-2875836. PilatesCoreTraining.com. Pranic and Meditation – 6:30-8:30pm. Pranic Healing and Twin Hearts Meditation. Enjoy the cleansing, de-stressing, and peace of the Life Force

Energy Healing with MarVin Corbin. Donation Fee. Capstone House, 1713 Beck Ave, Panama City,. 850-747-9224. CapstoneHouse28@gmail.com. CapstoneHouse.org .

thursday Pilates Multi-Level Mat Fusion Class – 8:309:30am. A fusion of Pilates mat exercises, myofascial release stretches and body rolling. Release restrictions causing pain, fatigue and stiffness then align and strengthen with Pilates. $15 drop in, $10/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. Pilates CoreTraining.com. Pensacola Mom-Baby Circle – 10-11:30am. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thurs. A mother-led, doula-facilitated play group for moms and their little ones ages newborn-3. Old Thyme Remedies, 2475 E. Nine Mile Rd, Pens. 850-324-5393. BellyToCradle@gmail. com. YourPensacolaDoula.com. Energize Yoga – 2:30-3:30pm. Vinyasa flow class, to get hearts pumping and challenge muscles while maintaining focus on alignment and breathing, is appropriate for students familiar with basic yoga, with a challenge for experienced students as well. $12. Navarre Living Yoga, 8162 Navarre Pkwy. 850-684-1065. NavarreLivingYoga.com.

Slow Flow and Meditation – 9-10:15am. A gentle, slow-paced yoga class for a simple practice to build flexibility and strength, as you clear your mind and relax your body in preparation for a nourishing seated meditation. All levels class, and those new to yoga and experienced students who want a slower paced, less strenuous class. This class may include gentle asana, restorative and yin poses, and breathing techniques (pranayama). Each class will end with a 10 to 15 minute seated meditation. $13. Navarre Living Yoga, 8162 Navarre Parkway, Navarre. 850-684-1065. NavarreLivingYoga@gmail. com. NavarreLivingYoga.com. Pilates Modified Equipment Class – 9:4510:45am. For those with conditions such as osteoporosis, disc pathologies, arthritis and joint replacements. $30 drop in, $25/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850287-5836. PilatesCoreTraining.com. Restorative Yoga – 6-7:15pm. Take some time Friday evenings for self care. In restorative yoga, props are used to support the body, allowing you to open your body through passive stretching. When supported with props, the body relaxes and opens, releasing tension and stress. This class is appropriate for all students. No prior yoga experience required. $13. Navarre Living Yoga, 8162 Navarre Parkway, Navarre. 850-684-1065. NavarreLivingYoga@ gmail.com. NavarreLivingYoga.com. Entrepreneurial Consultion – 6:30-8:30pm. For those interested in starting or growing a business. Discussions on a variety of business strategies and models for the upcoming economic climate. . Crystal Cottage, 7338 Highway 2301, Panama City. 8507634504. darce@crystalcottage.net. crystalcottage.net. Energy Healing – 6:30-8:30pm. 4th Fri. Certified practitioners sharing energy healing each month using a variety of techniques, including reiki, pendulum, quantum touch, stones and others. Call in advance for the technique of the month. Crystal Cottage, 7338 Highway 2301, Panama City. 850763-4504. CrystalCottage.net. Entrepreneurial Consultation – 6:30-8:30pm. For those interested in starting or growing a business. Discussions on a variety of business strategies and models for the upcoming economic climate. Crystal Cottage, 7338 Highway 2301, Panama City. 850763-4504. CrystalCottage.net. Computer & Technology Classes – 7-9pm. 2nd Fri. A new topic each week. Crystal Cottage, 7338 Hwy 2301, Panama City. Michael: 850-889-1088. CrystalCottage.net.

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saturday Pilates Advanced Equipment Class – 7:458:45am. For those with a strong core and strong foundation in the Pilates fundamentals. Challenging exercises using the reformer, tower, jumping board and Pilates chair. $30 drop in, $25/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. PilatesCoreTraining.com. Pilates Beginning Equipment Class – 9-10am. Learn the basics of reformer and tower exercises along with alignment fundamentals. $30 drop in, $25/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. PilatesCoreTraining.com. ZUMBA Fitness Class – 9-10am and 5:15-6:15pm, Mon & Thurs. 9-10 Sat. Shrink everything but your smile. Let the music free your body. The ultimate dance fitness party will groove you into shape. Licensed ZUMBA® Instructor - Ivelysse Reed, Member of ZUMBA® Instructor Network (ZIN). $5 or Punch Card 6 Classes/$25. Frisbee Fitness Studio, 119 Truxton Avenue, Fort Walton Beach. 850-461-2220. Email Dancenrg@outlook.com or website IReed.Zumba.com Intro To Pilates – 10:15-11:15am. Learn the basics of Pilates exercise, including use of the reformer and basic alignment fundamentals. $25 account rate /$30 Drop-in. Limited to 6. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. Pilates CoreTraining.com.

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EMPLOYMENT WANTED AN EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER FOR PRIVATE CARE - Personable, trained individual with references. Not an Agency. Transportation to appointments or for personal needs like shopping. Light housekeeping and laundry assistance. In your home care, assist with dressing, prepare light meals. Flexible hourly fees. Available for Penscola through Destin. Please call for an interview 518-222-5563.

EVENT SPACE UNITY OF PENSACOLA FACILITY RENTAL AVAILABLE – Beautiful historical sanctuary that seats up to 300 and/or our Fellowship Hall with tables, chairs and stage for up to 65. For more information, call 850-438-2277. UnityPNS.org.

FOR SALE MEDICAL OFFICE SPACE FOR SALE BY OWNER – Custom finished medical office space in the Heart of Destin. 8 treatment rooms, conference room, large reception area, office space, 3 restrooms, kitchen. Serious inquiries only to: officespacefor sale15@gmail.com.

HELP WANTED ALTERNATIVE HEALTH PRACTITIONERWANTED – for a growing and expanding health and wellness establishment. Therapist rooms and retails space is available. Seeking a knowledgeable and experienced nutritionist, herbalist, homeopathic, ayurvedic or oriental medicine, acupuncturists. 850684-3230. Email EsthersGardenOfHealing@live. com. Facebook.com/EsthersGardenOfHealing1. 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

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PRODUCE SHARES ESTABLISHED EXPANDING ORGANIC PRODUCE SHARES – Every other Friday pick-up at Esther’s Garden of Healing, 8184 Navarre Parkway. Call or email by Monday prior to for updated produce list and reserve. $55. 850-684-3230. Email EsthersGardenOfHealing@live.com. Facebook. com/EsthersGardenOfHealing1. F R ES H O R G A N IC P R O D U C E C O - OP SHARES – Only 3 shares remain available, biweekly pick-ups conveniently located off Racetrack Rd in FWB. $50. Email Marlice@EmeraldCoast OrganicFoodCoop.org.

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 4Therapy@gmail.com. SMUDGING AND HOME ENERGY CLEARING – A house is like a sponge where energies transpire and become absorbed in the elements – negative emotions accumulate over time – especially in older homes. Clearing the energies creates a harmonious environment. In addition to the smudging, Alex uses different methods to lift, brighten and circulates higher positive feelings. Alex - 850-582-2285.

TREATMENT ROOM RENTAL PRACTITIONERS – looking for a reliable, enthusiastic alternative health care practitioner to share meeting/workshop space and treatment rooms. Join a well established, growing wellness center and participate in ongoing educational, marketing and promotional programs. 8th Element Wellness, 90 Beal Pkwy, FWB. Please call Christie at 850-5987515 or Alex at 850-582-2285.


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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 Publisher@NWFNaturally.com to request our media kit or call 850-687-0826.

ACUPUNCTURE REBECCA FREEMAN, AP, MAOM 1180 Eglin Pkwy NE, Shalimar 850-902-2536 • 850-651-0160 RebeccaFreeman08@yahoo.com

Caring and compassionate masters of acupuncture and Oriental medicine acupuncture. More than 12 years’ experience relieving all types of pain, including: headaches, female problems, digestive problems and more.

KOVAR CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTER

John S Kovar, DC 29 G Miracle Strip Hwy SW, FWB 850-244-1200 • DrKovar.com 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.

ADDICTION RECOVERY BRIDGEWAY INSTITUTE

The Path to Recovery and Restoration 4709 Scenic Dr, Pensacola 850-471-8550 BridgewayInstitute.net A premier NAD treatment center restoring wellness at the cellular level. Effectively treating PTSD, depression, addiction, alcoholism, anxiety, chronic fatigue, stress, cognitive impairment, Alzheimer and Parkinson Disease.

ANTI-AGING SKIN AND VEIN WELLNESS CENTER Richard Adelman, MD 738 Harrison Ave, Panama City 850-747-8346 SkinAndVeinMD.com

Board certified physician focusing on anti-aging treatments, skin rejuvenation, age management, weight management and veins. See ad, page 10.

BODYWORKERS CARING TOUCH

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 18.

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ORGANIC CONCEPTS BY CAMY AT LE VOGUE SALON

609 W Chase St, Pensacola 850-582-0177 • CamyKilker@gmail.com 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 9.

ALEXANDREA MCALLASTER, LMT 8th Element Wellness, LLC 90 Beal Pkwy NW, Ste A1, FWB 850-582-2285

Dedicated to a heart centered practice specializing in Healing Touch energy therapy, chakra balancing and Neuromuscular pain management with focus on neck release and low back pain. MA59372. See ad, page 21.

ORGANIC SALON VEDAT

Janice Skene 114-B Benning Dr, Destin • 850-837-2690 SalonVedat@gmail.com OrganicSalonVedat.co

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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 26.

8th Element Wellness, LLC 90 Beal Pkwy NW, Ste A1, FWB 850-225-4031 Highly skilled therapist specializing in deep tissue, medical massage, and Aromatouch sessions. Personalized treatments including essential oils. Experience deep relief from pain along with the sweet sensation of relaxation. MA81403. See ad, page 21.

VERITY & VICTORIA NATURALS 8123 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre 850-490-3853 VnVNaturals@gmail.com

Offering exclusively created natural skincare, body care, and bath products, both for sale and for all spa services including manicures, pedicures, specialized facials, personalized massage, waxing, and make-up instruction. Pet and children’s services are also available. All products are cruelty free without animal testing. See ad, page 8.

CHRISTIE MORGAN, LMT

8th Element Wellness LLC 90 Beal Pkwy NW, Ste A1, FWB 850-598-7515

Specializing in pain management massage and a blend of therapeutic massage techniques with focused intention to de-stress the body and mind. MA50499. See ad, page 21.

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Teresa Brown-Konell 1211 E Strong St 850-776-1076 MySerenityStressRelief.com 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 16.

11525 Hutchison Blvd, Ste 103, PC 850-775-4913 CarunUS@gmail.com Carun.us Providing the best CBD oil and hemp products in North America. Hemp oil extracts & tinctures, food, personal hygiene, soap, mouth wash, skin care. Go online to order or visit our store. See ad, page 4.

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CHILDBEARING BELLY TO CRADLE

850-324-5393 BellyToCradle@gmail.com BellyToCradle.com

KOVAR CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTER

John S Kovar, DC 29 G Miracle Strip Hwy SW, FWB 850-244-1200 • DrKovar.com 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.

Comprehensive birth support for the whole family, including doula care, childbirth education, and placenta encapsulation in the Greater Pensacola area. See ad, page 4.

CHILDREN’S YOGA SUNSHINE YOGA

211-E Main St, Destin 850-687-8603 • SunshineYogaStudio.com At Sunshine Yoga we teach kids through discussion, movement, song and expression. In kids yoga, children learn yoga postures, selflove and respect for all living things.

COLONIC THERAPY THE METAMORPHOSIS CLINIC

(Formerly Skindeep) Cindy Butler, Owner/Therapist SkindeepDestin.com • 850-269-1414 TheMetamorphosisClinic@gmail.com Body & Mind Wellness Services including colonics, total body detox footbath, skin rejuvenation treatments, infrared sauna, transcendental meditation training, Lifestyle transition coaching, Proven weight-loss program. MA49032/MM27113.

CHIROPRACTIC BLUEWATER CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS CENTER

April Lee, DC 4400 Hwy 20 E, Niceville 850-897-1177 • BluewaterChiropractic.com 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.

HENARD FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Dr Karen Henard-Carter, DC 4566 Hwy 20 E, Ste 205, Niceville 850-897-1105 • HenardChiro.com

A second generation chiropractor, Dr. Henard is committed to chiropractic wellness for the family, improving health naturally. More than 16 years’ experience in pediatrics, sports and automobile injuries. Most insurance and affordable cash plans.

CRAFTS & GIFTS STONE SOUP

Intuitive Spiritual Center 700 Beal Pkwy, Unit D, FWB ShadowBonus@gmail.com • 850-533-6565 Fort Walton’s newest eclectic intuitive center. Locally 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 34.

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

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 10.

JOINT VENTURE CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS 2475 E Nine Mile Rd, PNS 850-791-6222 JointVentureChiropractic.com

Pregnancy and pediatric-focused chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage therapy in Pensacola. Dr. Kaitlin M. Ross, born, raised and educated in the Pensacola community earned her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. See ad, page 4.

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DENTISTRY DR DAYTON HART, DMD

IAOMT Protocol 225 W Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 251-943-2471 • DrDaytonHart.com 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 39.

DR SUSAN WELCH, FAGD

106 Wright Pkwy SW, FWB 850-243-1534 WrightParkwayDentalCenter.com Healthy digestion, well aligned physical structure, proper breathing and a good nights 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, CO 2 Laser periodontal treatment. No mercury fillings. See ads, pages 15 and 43.

DINING SYNERGY ORGANIC JUICE BAR AND CAFÉ 120 Miraclestrip Pkwy SE 850-865-4919 SynergyOrganicCafeFWB.com

Juice Bar and Café offers farm-to-table meals prepared with regionally sourced organic produce and pantry items; gluten-free, dairy-free. Whole food cooking, juicing, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and raw food classes are available. See ad, page 25.

ESSENTIAL OILS AROMATOUCH

Esther’s Garden of Healing Navarre 850-460-3328

A si m p l e s te p - b y - s te p method of applying therapeutic-grade essential oils topically to produce a profound whole body experience. Benefits include stress management, immune support and autonomic balance. Provided by wellness advocate certified in the ArōmaTouch Technique.

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LAURIE AZZARELLA, LMT, CRR

Young Living Educator, Sponsor #327923 850-380-4943 LaurieAzzarella@gmail.com WellnessPurposeAbundance.com/YL/123 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 10.

FARMERS’ MARKETS 30A FARMER’S MARKETS

850-499-4697 • 30AFarmersMarket.com 3 Locations: 30Avenue at Inlet Beach 12805 Highway 98 E, Inlet Beach 9am-1pm Thursdays (Year Round) Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, on Hwy 98 600 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach 9am-1pm Saturdays (Year Round) Rosemary Beach Town Center, on 30 A 28 S. 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 coastalinspired markets feature local farmers, makers, bakers, and specialty vendors in an inviting market experience. See ad, page 15 (Emerald Coast and Panama City Edition).

FLOAT THERAPY FLOAT BROTHERS

4463 Commons Dr W, Destin 850-460-8720 FloatBrothers.com Experience the ultimate state of relaxation through flotation in a epsom salt water tank. Relieve stress, enhance healing, deepen meditation along with many other healthy benefits. Call to book your session. See ad, page 21.

MODE MIND AND BODY

GOLDEN ALMOND HEALTH FOOD STORE

3101 E Cervantes St, Pensacola 850-454-4082 ModeMindAndBody.com 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 wellnes with state-of-the art science and technology with Wholebody Sonic Vibe, infrared sauna, float therapy and magnesphere magnetic resonance therapy. See ad, page 15 (Pensacola Edition).

FOODS & SUPPLEMENTS ALTERNATIVE HEALTH FOOD STORE 5533 Highway 90 850-994-3606 AlternativeHealthFoodStore.com Alternative Health Food Store 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 43 (Pensacola Edition).

BODY-B-HEALTHY

2227 Ferdon Blvd, Crestview 850-682-8893 • Find us on Facebook Knowledgeable staff and cutting edge digital health assessments. Dairyfree and gluten-free food items, supplements, homeopathic solutions and anti-aging products, plus delicious nutritional smoothies. See ad, page 26.

ESTHER’S GARDEN OF HEALING 8184 Navarre Pkwy Navarre FL 32566 850-865-7014 EsthersGardenofHealing.com

Offering complimentary health consultations with recommendations including nutrition, essential oils, and natural remedies. Additionally carrying vitamins, tinctures, essential oils, natural body care products, health foods and homeopathics. See ad, page 13.

339 Racetrack Rd NW, Ste 3 850-863-5811 • GoldenAlmond.com Hours: M-F 9-6, S 10-4, Closed Sun Natural and organic foods. Largest selection of herbs and supplements in the area. Enjoy our new fresh juice bar, open weekdays 10-4. Knowledgeable and personable staff.

NATURES HEALTH FOOD STORE 760 Baldwin Ave, DeFuniak Springs 850-892-2356 Facebook.com/NaturesHealthDFS

Offering a variety of vitamins, herbs, essential oils, essential oil accessories, personal care products, and food products. Partnered with Essentially Blessed Produce to bring fresh organic produce shares on a bi-weekly basis. For promotions and produce share information, visit Facebook page @NaturesHealthDFS. See ad, page 31.

OLD THYME REMEDIES

Theresa Ellis and Beth Workman 2475 E 9 Mile Rd, Ste E, Pensacola 850-912-6996 • OldThymeRemedies.com Offers more than 200 varieties of loose herbs, top brands of essential oils, tools and accessories, herbal formulas and homeopathics, ionic foot detox and infrared sauna. Kangen water is also available. See ad, page 24.

OLIVE LEAVES HEALTH FOOD CENTER

In the Publix Shopping Center 634 W 23rd St, PC 850-763-8871 OliveLeavesPC.com 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 37.

PENSACOLA NATURAL FOODS, INC 916 W Michigan Ave, Unit C, Pensacola 850-433-8583 PensacolaNaturalFoods.com

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

Natural and certified organic products, vitamin supplements, local and organic produce, whole-some baked goods, hot deli lunches, environmentally friendly products, and educational classes and events. Mon-Sat, 7am-9pm; Sun, 10am-7pm. See ad, page 41.

1 0 % o ff v i t a m i n s , h e r b s , homeopathics. 10% off groceries for military. 15% off bulk special orders. Natural, organic groceries. Dairy-,gluten- and nitrate-free foods. Organic wine, beer, jewelry, gift items. See ad, page 18.

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PEREIRA PRODUCE & HEALTH

Mundy and Diana Pereira PereiraProduceAndHealth.weebly.com 850-499-3670 DianaPereira@live.com or via Facebook A holistic approach incorporating nutrition, herbalism, and essential oils to find renewed vitality and energy. Offering, complimentary health consultations with personalized recommendations. certified Aromatouch sessions, wellness educational classes throughout NW Florida. Organic produce share program with a flexibity, non-committal service available weekly via Facebook or our website.

SYNERGY ORGANIC JUICE BAR AND CAFÉ 120 Miraclestrip Pkwy SE 850-865-4919 SynergyOrganicCafeFWB.com

Juice Bar and Café offers farm-to-table meals prepared with regionally sourced organic produce and pantry items; glutenfree, dairy-free. Whole food cooking, juicing, glutenfree, vegetarian, vegan and raw food classes are available. See ad, page 25.

HERBAL MEDICINE

8TH ELEMENT WELLNESS, LLC

Offering more than 200 varieties of loose herbs, top brands of essential oils, tools and accessories, herbal formulas and homeopathics, ionic foot detox and infrared sauna. Kangen water is also available. See ad, page 24.

Wellness spa features a variety of therapeutic massage including deep tissue and sports massage styles. Other modalities include: energy therapy, chakra balancing, hypnotherapy, plus infrared sauna. 10% military discount. See calendar for group workshops on nutrition, alternative medicine, supplements and essential oils. See ad, page 21.

Theresa Ellis and Beth Workman 2475 E 9 Mile Rd, Ste E, Pensacola 850-912-6996 • OldThymeRemedies.com

HOLISTIC MEDICINE BALDWIN PEDIATRICS

Center For Intregrative and Holistic Medicine 528 W Baldwin Rd, Panama City 850-522-1522 IntegrativeAndHolistic.com Functional medicine practice for women and children. Fellowship trained and American Board Certified in integrative and holistic medicine. Fellowship trained in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil. See ads, pages 11 and 43 (Panama City Edition).

VITAMINS R US HEALTH FOODS

15500 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Unit 420 850-588-7575 • VitaminsRusPCB.com 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 15 (Panama City Edition).

FOUNDATIONS MEDICAL CENTER Kyle Chavers, MD 4467 Commons Dr W, Ste F-G, Destin 850-269-9000 FoundationsMedicalCenter.com Facebook.com/FoundationsMedical

We treat the condition; not just the symptom. In-depth, patientcentered office visits for general health, chronic conditions, nutritional support, laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques. Currently accepting new patients. See ad, page 11.

HEALING ARTS TERESA BROWN

1211 E Strong St, Pensacola 850-206-1853 TeresaBrown.net 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 16.

HEALING PATH WITH ALICE MCCALL Transformational Energy Consultant Hypnotist, MBA, Ordained Minister 850-585-5496 HealingPath.info

Phone sessions to support your transformation of unwanted life patterns, health issues and more. Author of ‘Wellness Wisdom’, on natural health and healing inspired by her own transformation of breast cancer, as well as ‘Living With Trust’

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OLD THYME REMEDIES

KAREN KENNEDY, MD

Board Certified Gynecologist 1118 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, GB 7552 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre 850-916-7766 KarenKennedyMD.com 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 11.

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90 Beal Pkwy NW, Ste A1, FWB 850-301-0081

INDIGO EARTH SPA

443 Grace Ave, Panama City 850-303-3669 IndigoEarthSpa.com

Enjoy Earthfriendly, socially responsible, holistic day spa with a unique earthy style, warm and welcoming to all. Our treatments are from sustainable, organic, and naturally derived ingredients, handcrafted for every guest. We have services to balance everyone’s needs. Lic #31358/# 69341. See ad, page 17.

HORMONE THERAPY KAREN KENNEDY, MD

Board Certified Gynecologist 1118 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, GB 7552 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre 850-916-7766 KarenKennedyMD.com 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 11.

HOT YOGA STUDIO HOT YOGA OM

222 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Unit A Downtown Fort Walton Beach 850-430-9434 • HotYogaOM.com Hot Yoga Om features far infrared heat, radiant heat, radiant life. Daily classes, amazing teachers. Your first class is $5. Experience it for yourself. See ad, page 38.

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HYPNOSIS DCC HYPNOSIS & HYPNOSIS TRAINING CERTIFICATION Deana Cooper Chapman Hypnosist and Hypnosis Training 850-261-3596 • DCCHypnosis.com

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 hypnosist training program. See ad, page 37.

INFRARED SAUNA 8TH ELEMENT WELLNESS LLC 90 Beal Pkwy NW, Ste A1, FWB 850-301-0081

Cleans and detoxes. Improve circulations. Skin purifications. Lower blood pressure, boost metabolism and lose weight while you relax. Wellness spa features a variety of therapeutic massage including deep tissue and sports massage styles. Other modalities, energy therapy, chakra balancing, hypnotherapy. 10% Military discount. See calendar for group workshops on nutrition, alternative medicine, supplements and essential oils. See ad, page 21.

Capstone House • Mystic Festival Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1713 Beck Ave. in Panama City

INTUITIVE ARTS

Upcoming Programs: CAPSTONE HOUSE FUTURISTIC Various Kinds of CENTER Intuitive LEARNING 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 Intuitive 1713 Beck Ave,Guidance Panama City Aura Interpretations 850-747-9224 Crystals and Jewelry for sale CapstoneHouse.org Refreshments additional charge

Offers; 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

LACTATION

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

BELLY TO CRADLE

All events have different cost so please visit our website for more information on these, and future events.

850-324-5393 BellyToCradle@gmail.com For more information, call 850-747-9224 or email BellyToCradle.com capstonehouse28@gmail.com. $5 donation at the door. Comprehensive www.capstonehouseinc.org

CARING TOUCH

MASSAGE THERAPY

birth support for the whole family, including doula care, childbirth education, and placenta encapsulation in the Greater Pensacola area. See ad, page 4.

8TH ELEMENT WELLNESS LLC 90 Beal Pkwy NW, Ste A1, FWB 850-301-0081

Wellness spa features a variety of therapeutic massage including deep tissue and sports massage styles. Other modalities include: energy therapy, chakra balancing, hypnotherapy, plus infrared sauna. 10% military discount. See calendar for group workshops on nutrition, alternative medicine, supplements and essential oils. See ad, page 21.

BLUEWATER CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS CENTER

April Lee, DC 4400 Hwy 20 E, Niceville 850-897-1177 • BluewaterChiropractic.com

Janet Hardy, LMT Board Certified Myofascial Release Therapist Expert Level Santa Rosa Beach • 850-231-9131 CaringTouchTherapy.net 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 18.

URBAN OASIS

Laura Tyree Snyder 850-642-1015 • MA68035 Hot Yoga Om, FWB Laura is a highly skilled therapist trained under the John Barnes technique. Under her extraordinary care, clients find relief from long held pain and tension that lasts. This gentle technique of quiet pressure and stretching relieves pain from the restriction of connective tissue. See ad, page 38.

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.

PEDIATRIC (HOLISTIC)

MASSAGE ENVY SPA DESTIN & MASSAGE ENVY SPA FWB

BALDWIN PEDIATRICS

Rubina Azam, MD 528 W Baldwin Rd, Panama City 850-522-1522 IntegrativeAndHolistic.com

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, Panama City Beach • 850-563-0070 MassageEnvy.com 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 38. 10.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

BARBARA BRUNI

Pilates Core Training 1310 B Dunmire, Pensacola 850-287-5836 • PilatesCoreTraining.com

Functional medicine practice for women and children. Fellowship trained and American Board Certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine Fellowship trained in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil. See ads, pages 11 and 43 (Panama City Edition).

PHYSICIAN EMERALD COAST RHEUMATOLOGY

Aymen A. Kenawy, MD 850-215-6400 3890 Jenks Ave, Lynn Haven/PC Info@ecrheum.com DrKenawy.com

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 3.

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 3.

Many of life’s failures are people that did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ~Thomas A. Edison natural awakenings

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SKIN AND VEIN WELLNESS CENTER Richard Adelman, MD 738 Harrison Ave, Panama City 850-747-8346 SkinAndVeinMD.com

Board certified physician focusing on anti-aging treatments, skin rejuvenation, age management, weight management and veins. See ad, page 13.

Personalized In-Home Care for your Loved Ones Bridging the gap, giving you piece of mind with compassionate care. Affordable • Experienced Flexible • Private Care Transportation to appointments Light Housekeeping including laundry Light meal preparation For personal and reliable care from educated staff call to discuss your needs!

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PILATES STUDIOS PILATES CORE TRAINING

Barbara Bruni, Owner 1310 B Dunmire, Pensacola 850-287-5836 • PilatesCoreTraining.com Mat, gyrokinensis and equipment classes, or private sessions for a personalized experience. Website lists instructors, class schedule and prices. See ad, page 3.

PURE PILATES

Gulf Breeze Proper 221 Gulf Breeze Pkwy • 850-932-3424 Downtown Pensacola 426 S Palafox • 850-607-2772 PurePilatesPensacola.com Join us at Pure to experience the largest Pilates studio on t h e c o a s t . Va r i e t y o f 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 HealingWithBodywork.com

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 10.

In-Home Care (518) 222-5563

Serving Navarre, Gulf Breeze, FWB, Destin, South Walton (30A) Not an agency/non-medical

SKINCARE SKINTRENZIXS SKINCARE CENTER 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy 205-718-2611 Skintrenzixs.com

$27 spa treatments performed by Melissa Cundiff licensed cosmetologist/esthetician instructor. Call or text for your personalized appointment today. See ad, page 10.

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SKINCARE (ORGANIC) THE SPA NAVARRE Jessica Glenn 1814 Alpine Dr, Navarre 850-226-2260 TheSpaNavarre.com

Located inside the Kat House Salon. Offering a non-toxic, natural alternative to standard beauty treatments that pamper both the body and the mind. Services offered include: anti-aging facials, manicures & pedicures, anti-aging skin treatments, hot stone massage, waxing and more. Packages available for those that desire “not a treatment but an experience”. See ad, page 18.

SLEEP DISORDERS DR SUSAN WELCH, FAGD

106 Wright Pkwy SW, FWB 850-243-1534 WrightParkwayDentalCenter.com Healthy digestion, well aligned physical structure, proper breathing and a good nights 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 15 and 43 (Emerald Coast Edition).

SPIRITUAL CENTER UNITY OF PENSACOLA

Jamie Sanders, Minister 716 N 9th Ave, Pensacola 850-438-2277 • UnityPNS.org 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 33.

STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION BARBARA BRUNI

Pilates Core Training 1310 B Dunmire, Pensacola 850-287-5836 • PilatesCoreTraining.com 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 3.


TEACHER TRAINING PILATES AND BEYOND TEACHER TRAINING SCHOOL

SUNSHINE YOGA

211-E Main St, Destin 850-687-8603 • SunshineYogaStudio.com 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.

Barbara Bruni, Owner 1310 B Dunmire, Pensacola 850-287-5836 • PilatesAndBeyond.com

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 3.

SYNERGY YOGA AND WELLNESS Amy Likins, RYT, Holistic Nutrition Specializing in Personal Wellness 850-243-7492 SynergyOrganiCafeFWB.com

Yoga for health and wellness, beginner and intermediate. Offering nutrition programs for cancer and immunity, juicing, detox and cleansing, weight loss, digestive health, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and cooking lessons. See ad, page 25.

WOMEN’S WELLNESS CENTER FOR INTREGRATIVE AND HOLISTIC MEDICINE 528 W Baldwin Rd, Panama City 850-522-1522 IntegrativeAndHolistic.com

Functional medicine practice for women and children. Fellowship trained and American Board Certified in integrative and holistic medicine. Fellowship trained in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil. See ads, pages 11 and 43 (Panama City Editon).

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

Serene environment for the study and practice of hatha yoga. Certified instructors. Owner/ Director Laura Tryee, E-RYT 500. See ad, page 38.

HOT YOGA OM

222 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Unit A Downtown Fort Walton Beach 850-430-9434 • HotYogaOM.com Hot Yoga Om features far infrared heat, radiant heat, radiant life. Daily classes, amazing teachers experience it for yourself. See ad, page 38.

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