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Ways to Optimize Thyroid Health

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LEARN ABOUT THE 4 MOST COMMON THYROID PATTERNS OFTEN OVERLOOKED THAT ARE CRUCIAL TO YOUR HEALTH ARE YOU EXPERIENCING THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS? • Unusual weight gain or hair loss • Muscles and joints that ache all the time • Constant fatigue and lack of energy • Trouble getting a decent night’s sleep • Feeling emotionally drained and unstable • Constipation and having trouble losing weight • Difficulty with concentration and memory • Cold hands and feet • Sluggish metabolism

SOME 20 MILLION AMERICANS ARE THYROID SUFFERERS

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

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN YOUR LAB TESTS SHOW NORMAL BUT YOU STILL HAVE THYROID SYMPTOMS?

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

WHY DO 90% OF WOMEN ON THYROID MEDICATIONS CONTINUE TO SUFFER?

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

WE CAN BE OF GOOD HELP TO YOU IF YOUR TEST REVEALS THAT YOU FALL WITHIN ANY OF ONE OF THE FOUR OVERLOOKED THYROID PATTERNS.

An effective treatment may not relate directly to the thyroid, but instead could focus on your immune system, digestive tract, adrenal hormones, other toxicity issues and other possible causative factors.

DO YOU HAVE THE CONDITION KNOWN AS HASHIMOTO’S?

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

THE ANSWER LIES IN BALANCING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

Although your medications may balance your TSH, they don’t really do much to alleviate your symptoms of Hashimoto’s. It is only through balancing the immune system where success can happen. In our clinic, we utilize drug free neurological and metabolic treatment protocols to balance the immune system and restore overall function.

MY HOLISTIC APPROACH WORKS BEST WITH COMPLEX DISORDERS LIKE THYROID, FIBROMYALGIA, IBS AND CHRONIC FATIGUE

In my clinic, I look to address the root causes of a thyroid disorder and help restore the thyroid naturally using customized dietary nutrition and natural supplements. I also look at the patient neurologically to make sure that the brain, immune system, and hormonal system are working properly.

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My approach avoids the unwanted side effects of pharmaceuticals in restoring proper hormonal function.

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here’s a lot to be thankful for in our November issue. In keeping with the Thanksgiving spirit, writer and foodie April Thompson brings joy to the season’s table with “Zenful Eating: Mindful Meals in Quiet Gratitude,” in which three of the nation’s top Zen chefs share wisdom about being present, peaceful and grateful at mealtime. Our Thanksgiving tradition is to go around the dinner table, taking turns discussing one thing we’ve been grateful for that year. This year Scott and I have had opportunities to spend time with friends that we’ve been Daralyn & Scott Chase too busy to see for the past 10 years. We’ve both been traveling a lot lately, meeting new friends and visiting old ones. Several unusual circumstances have put us in the perfect situation to meet up with like-minded friends all over the world. The experience has been majestic, and so that’s what Scott and I will focus on before we tuck into our Thanksgiving feast this month. One reason we adopted this holiday tradition was to instill a sense of thankfulness— one of the most teachable strengths—in our boys. Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast, a leading figure in a worldwide gratitude movement, puts that theme into perspective in this month’s Inspiration piece, “Gratitude: A Path to a Better World.” One thing I’m always grateful for is a good night’s sleep. This month’s feature, “Chasing ZZZZZs: How to Put Insomnia to Rest” examines the many contributors and adverse health effects of compromised sleep, along with natural pathways to sleeping well. One of those considerations—optimizing thyroid function—is covered in-depth in our Healing Ways article, “The Happy Thyroid: Seven Ways to Keep It Humming.” We’re also excited to share a new twist on an old tradition—passing down furniture through generations. It seems like no time ago, I was reading about how millennials aren’t interested in family hand-me-downs. Well, when it comes to furniture, that dynamic might be changing. In “Antiques Rising: Discovering the Green in ‘Brown’ Furniture,” Green Living writer Yvette Hammett explains how the Ikea generation is discovering that Grandma’s old china cabinet might be pretty cool after all—and sturdy, well-made, eco-friendly and oh-so-upcyclable too. Here’s another case of “everything old is new again”: Both seasoned gym rats and newbie exercisers have begun working out at home, with on-screen assistance. If you were part of that first at-home exercise wave that involved leotards and legwarmers, there’s no need to resurrect your old Jane Fonda VHS tapes. The trend now is fitness training via app or online. In “Click and Sweat: Virtual Workouts Change the Game,” Julie Peterson explains how modern technology is making workouts affordable, convenient and private. Finally, I’m delighted to announce that we’ll be launching a new website, NWFNaturally.com, within the next few weeks. It will be a hub for all things healthy and sustainable in Northwest Florida, with an enhanced online calendar, a space for businesses to promote natural wellness and eco-friendly products and services, and all the articles and sections that Natural Awakenings readers have grown to love—including some that don’t make it into the print edition. Stay tuned!

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RESTORING SPINAL AND JOINT WELLNESS WITH ROUTINE CHIROPRACTIC CARE

24 CHASING ZZZZZs

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How to Put Insomnia to Rest

28 ANTIQUES RISING Discovering the Green in ‘Brown’ Furniture

30 ENOUGH FOR ALL In Pursuit of Grateful Living

32 THE HAPPY THYROID Seven Ways to Keep It Humming

34 RETHINKING THE

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36 CLICK AND SWEAT

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38 ZENFUL EATING

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Try Acupuncture for Pain-Free Sleep Chronic pain, affecting 10 to 25 percent of adults, disturbs sleep for two-thirds of them, increasing the risk of depression and aggravating pain symptoms. Chinese researchers analyzed nine studies of 944 chronic-pain patients and found that acupuncture treatments were significantly better than drugs at helping patients sleep. It also improved their quality of sleep as self-measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and lowered their scores of perceived pain.

Help Avoid Skin Cancer With Vitamin A Using the three-decade longitudinal health records of about 123,000 men and women from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, researchers from Brown University found that people with diets rich in vitamin A had a significantly reduced risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) skin cancer, which occurs in 7 to 11 percent of the population. “We found that higher intake of total vitamin A, retinol and several individual carotenoids, including beta cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin, was associated with lower risk of SCC,” wrote the authors.

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Pass Up Sugary Drinks for a Strong Liver Sugar-sweetened drinks, already linked to weight gain, diabetes and heart disease, carry another risk: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In a meta-review published in the European Journal of Nutrition, Iranian researchers analyzed six high-quality studies that included 6,326 men and women and 1,361 cases of NAFLD. They found those that drank the most sugary drinks had a 40 percent higher risk of developing the disease compared to those that consumed the least. Sugary drinks include soda, cola, tonic, fruit punch, lemonade, sweetened, powdered drinks, and sports and energy drinks. November 2019

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global briefs

The nonprofit MomsAcrossAmerica.org (MAA) has launched its Moms Across America Gold Standard, a multi-tiered verification program for food, beverages and supplements that creates a simple, trustworthy resource for consumers while encouraging best practices by suppliers. It will be awarded to those brands that have achieved superior levels of organic practices and eco-friendly procedures, and is intended to make it simple for people to choose the healthiest products and use their wallets to take a stand against unhealthy alternatives and unethical business practices. The standard also provides a path for companies that know better and do better to prosper by shifting the buying power of millions of dedicated mothers behind their products.

Jaws of Life

California Bans Fur Trapping

California has enacted a ban on fur trapping for animal pelts, making it the first state to outlaw a centuries-old livelihood that was intertwined with the rise of the Western frontier. The Wildlife Protection Act of 2019 prohibits commercial and recreational trapping on both public and private lands. Legislators are considering proposals to ban the sale of all fur products, including fur coats, and to outlaw the use of animals in any circus in the state, with the exception of domesticated horses, dogs and cats. 14

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Methane Matters

Fracking Linked to Global Warming

As methane concentrations increase in the atmosphere, evidence points to shale oil and gas as the probable source, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken steps to stop regulating it. New Cornell University research published in Biogeosciences, a journal of the European Geosciences Union, suggests that the methane released by high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has different characteristics than the methane from conventional natural gas and other fossil fuels such as coal. About two-thirds of all new gas production over the last decade has been shale gas produced in the U.S. and Canada, says the paper’s author, Robert Howarth, a professor of ecology and environmental biology: “If we can stop pouring methane into the atmosphere, it will dissipate. It goes away pretty quickly compared to carbon dioxide. It’s the low-hanging fruit to slow global warming.”

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In a northern India district, regulators require that applicants for gun licenses, in addition to normal background checks, must plant 10 trees and submit selfies as photographic evidence of having done so. To mark World Environment Day in June, Chander Gaind, the deputy commissioner of the district of Ferozepur in Punjab State, had an idea. “I thought about how much Punjabi people love guns,” he says. “We receive hundreds of applications for gun licenses from this district every year. Maybe I could get them to love caring for the environment, too.” India has more than 3.3 million active gun licenses. Tajinder Singh, 47, a farmer in the district, says he wants to protect himself from wild animals and bands of armed robbers.

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Hot Habits

Phoenix, which had 128 days at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit last year, is one of the hottest and fastestwarming cities in the U.S., and most American cities are expected to drastically heat up in the next decades with heat waves and triple-digit days. In the Valley of the Sun, work and play are shifting into the cooler hours. Neighborhoods are active at dawn and dusk when residents hike, jog and paddleboard. Last year, heat caused or contributed to the deaths of 182 people in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix. Ariane Middel, a professor of urban climate at Arizona State University, says, “We are almost a living laboratory. We can test strategies and see different ways to keep adapting and mitigating. By the time it gets hot in other places, they can take what we have learned here.”

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Farmer Cannon Michael left more than 100 acres of ripe cantaloupes unharvested last year because he couldn’t sell them for enough to cover the cost of labor, packing and shipping. According to a new study from Santa Clara University, in California, about one-third of edible produce remains unharvested in the fields, where it rots and gets plowed under. Most research on food loss and food waste has focused on post-harvest, retail and consumer levels. The new study offers a far more accurate look at on-farm food loss by relying on in-field measurements. ReFED, a coalition of nonprofits, businesses and government agencies that fight food loss and food waste, estimates that 21 percent of water, 18 percent of cropland and 19 percent of fertilizer in the U.S. are dedicated to food that is never eaten.

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From mountain peaks to base lodges, many alpine ski resorts are working to reduce the environmental impact of their operations. Skiers will discover that sustainability is the watchword at a growing number of facilities, with a focus on reducing energy usage and cutting back on waste. In Vermont, Killington Resort uses four offsite solar farms, as well as the AllEarth Solar tracking system that rotates panels using GPS technology to produce enough energy to run all the lifts for the resort and nearby Pico Mountain for the entire season (Killington.com). To prepare for this winter, Bromley Mountain upgraded its snowmaking system with stateof-the-art, variable-frequency drive motors to conserve energy. Stratton Mountain Resort will now offer drinking straws by request only and feature a bamboo option; retail shops have switched to bags made of 100 percent recycled paper.

Aspen Snowmass, in Colorado, has begun using a dirt-based pipe at its Buttermilk section to reduce snowmaking, saving more than $15,000 in electricity and 4 million gallons of water each year. Winter Park has installed a small wind turbine at the top of Parsenn Bowl to power its lift shack there. Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain and Purgatory are among the many resorts in the state that offer carpooling incentives for skiers (ColoradoSki.com). After pledging in January to expand on energyefficient operations, seven state ski trade associations—Ski Vermont, Colorado Ski Country USA, Ski Utah, Ski California, Ski Areas of New York, Ski New Mexico and the Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association—along with 70-plus other organizations and companies of the Outdoor Business Climate Partnership gathered on Capitol Hill in May to “advocate for immediate and bipartisan climate action, specifically, putting a price on carbon” (SnowSports.org). Families can forego the expenses, travel time and Earth impacts of alpine skiing by turning to the crosscountry version. A few inches of snow and strapping on longer, thinner skis can transform a flat or gently hilly park, wooded trail or spacious backyard into a quiet, serene, eco-playground. “This low-impact exercise delivers amazing cardiovascular benefits, works all the major muscle groups, challenges your balance, keeps your joints healthy and is good for your mental health,” according to CrossCountrySkiColorado.com.

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Seven years without a cold?

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The Secret Life of Wine Discovering the Biodynamic Difference

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ine drinkers may be shocked when they discover the secret ingredients in many commercially available wines. Todd White, a writer and biohacker who’s an authority on organic wine, revealed some of these secrets in a speech at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, in Pensacola. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 76 additives for use in wine manufacturing—and winemakers don’t have to put content labeling on their products, White said. The purpose of these additives is to control the wine’s taste or color and make it faster and cheaper to produce. Mega Purple, a grape concentrate, is a common additive, as are sugar, ammonia, GMO bacteria and yeast. Even fish bladder and casein, a dairy protein, may be added. Velcorin, a chemical found in some wines, must be added by workers in hazmat suits.

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America’s wine industry, like our food industry, is controlled by agri-corporatization.

So Where Does One Find an Unadulterated Glass of Vino? There are many organic wines on the market, but biodynamic wines—the subject of White’s speech—are more difficult to find. Owners of wine shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants often don’t even know what biodynamic means.

What is Biodynamic?

The term originated in the 1920s with Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian philosopher and educator who promoted agricultural practices based on the lunar calendar and astrological influences, among other concepts. According to the Biodynamic Association, biodynamic farming is “a spiritualethical-ecological approach to agriculture, gardens, food production and nutrition.” It views the farm and vineyard as a single organism whose components are interconnected, affecting and benefiting each other. Only natural materials, soils and composts are used to sustain the land. A range of

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Organic and Biodynamic Certified Wines

Organic and biodynamic wines are not the same. Both are products of practices that forego chemicals and heavily restrict the use of sulfites, which are added to most conventional wines to preserve and stabilize them. However, biodynamic winemaking takes other factors into account, such as the lunar calendar. The farming is about the entire life cycle of a vineyard—insects, animals and other plants—and not just about the grapes. With certified organic wines, all yeast and other agricultural additives must be organically grown as well. Nonagricultural additives can’t make up more than 5 percent of the product and must be included on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. The exception is bottles produced in Europe and Canada, where organic wine standards allow small amounts of added sulfites. Biodynamic wines can be certified by third-party organizations, such as Demeter, Biodyvin and Renaissance des Appellation. You might see one of their logos on a wine bottle. However, some small biodynamic vineyards don’t pay for certification, as

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animals—such as chickens, goats, sheep and horses—usually lives on the farm too. The effects of sun, moon and stars are also considered in biodynamic farming as Steiner proposed it. While this might sound like a hippy-dippy approach, it is not a new way of thinking. The ancient Greeks and Egyptians looked to the sky for guidance, as does the Farmer’s Almanac, first published in 1818. Biodynamic viticulture focuses on maintaining balance between these various connections—a concept drastically different than the manufacturing approach to growing grapes and producing wine. Winemakers who adhere to biodynamic practices feel their wines capture the essence of the terroir where the grapes are grown, since they are farmed in harmony with the earth’s cycles. They believe modern viticulture—with its irrigation, pesticides and chemical fertilizers—breaks the vine’s natural connection to its environment.


they find it too costly. Instead, their labels might indicate that they follow biodynamic practices, and their websites usually detail how their wines are grown and made.

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As more people become aware of the darker secrets of conventional wine production, they are seeking other choices. Mark Spalding, a sommelier and luxury specialist with Republic National Distributing, says biodynamic wine is not a fad, but a permanent change. “The younger generation—the millennials, Generation Z and others—are concerned about their health, their diets and the affects of alcohol, and are looking for the most natural product,” he says. “Any great winemaker will tell you that great wine is made in the vineyard.” And that’s just the way biodynamic winemakers feel. Margaret Marchuk is a freelance writer with interest in all things creative, healthy, healing and sustainable. Contact her at MCMarchuk@gmail.com.

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ur daily life and lifestyle choices can take a toll on the body, impacting spinal health and joint function. Some 62 percent of U.S. adults have seen a healthcare professional for neck or back pain at some point in their lives, according to a Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic annual report. Interestingly, it’s the everyday activities, when repeated, that can have the greatest effect on our ability to function, which means they’re worth assessing and making some changes. You know the old saying, “A body in motion stays in motion, and a body at rest stays at rest.” Whether we’re sitting at a desk from nine to five, or on our feet all day working, running errands, taking care of kids, performing household chores or simply leading an active lifestyle, sitting or standing for an extended period can cause stress to the lower extremities and spine, resulting in pain and discomfort.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, lower back pain is the most common disability for people under the age of 45, causing lost productivity, inability to participate in normal activities and loss of enjoyment of life.

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In reality, going to bed is the best me-time we can have.

CHASING ZZZZZs How to Put Insomnia to Rest by Marlaina Donato

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ossing and turning most of the night while obsessing about the need for sleep is a torture we all go through every now and then, but for the 40 percent of Americans dealing with current or chronic insomnia, it can be a regular nightmare. In fact, 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of sleep disorder, according to the American Sleep Association. The causes are multi-faceted: stress, pharmaceutical side effects, hormonal imbalances, chronic pain, anxiety and too much caffeine all fuel the insomnia loop. Add to that the overstimulation from 24/7 technology, social pressures and unresolved emotional pain, and it’s easy to see why long, hard, sleepless nights have become a worldwide epidemic. The effects are profound. Compromised sleep not only leads to decreased quality of life, malnourished relationships, a heightened risk of accidents and inferior job performance, but also lowered immunity and chronic inflammation, raising the odds of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, weight gain and diabetes. About 90 percent of people diagnosed with depression also experience sleep deprivation, and many antidepressant medications can disrupt the ability to fall asleep and dream. However, a number of natural and holistic approaches can provide lasting

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results without undesirable side effects. Along with tried-and-true methods like acupuncture, therapeutic massage and changes in diet and exercise, the National Sleep Foundation recommends mindful breathing and meditation. New options are emerging to help foster quality sleep, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), non-psychoactive CBD oil and lifestyle changes supporting a healthy circadian rhythm.

Body and Mind, a Tangled Web

Psychological, emotional and physical health all play a role in our ability—or inability—to get a good night’s rest. “Not sleeping well is a sign of a deeper imbalance that needs to be addressed. So, if we’re masking the problem with medication, the underlying cause remains unaddressed,” says Elina Winnel, a sleep coach who works online with clients at TheSleepExpert.com. “Insomnia is a complex issue that has psychological components, but is also affected by deeper mechanisms, including an imbalance between the two main branches of the autonomic nervous system.” The intricate connection between emotion and sleep-robbing stress hormones explains why insomniacs are often caught in an undertow of racing thoughts and preoc-

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cupations. Says Winnel, “Stress has become the norm, and most people don’t even realize they’re in that state. This produces stress hormones and can prevent the natural process of sleep from occurring.” Stress also depletes vitamin B and magnesium levels necessary for quality sleep, she adds. Cindy Davies, owner of the Holistic Sleep Center, in Ferndale, Michigan, has similar views on the role emotion plays in troubled sleep patterns. “We’re chronically suppressing our feelings throughout the day. Our inability to address these emotions culminates in a night spent in bed awake with fears and worries,” she says. “Pushing ourselves to the point of exhaustion can help defend ourselves against dealing with feelings or memories, but impairs our ability to sleep restfully or restoratively.”

Resetting Inherent Rhythms

Circadian rhythm, our biological clock, is a cellular marvel that is affected by light and internal changes in temperature. Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, explains that it’s helpful to have a circadian rhythm aligned with societal norms so that we’re sleepy at bedtime and active during daylight hours. “When a person’s circadian rhythm is delayed, they will have trouble falling

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asleep at a regular bedtime, and when it’s advanced, experience sleepiness too early in the evening and then [have] early morning awakenings.” Circadian rhythm regulates digestion, cellular repair, hormones and many other functions. It also slows down the metabolism during night hours, helping us to stay asleep. “The circadian rhythm can be disrupted by many factors, including traveling to a different time zone, shift work and exposure to blue light late at night while binge-watching your favorite series,” says Winnel. Our natural hormonal rhythms are wired to release melatonin at certain

times, allowing us to rest frequently during the day. Davies explains that an adult’s body is designed for periods of rest every 90 minutes. “Most people don’t have the opportunity to rest every 90 minutes, but if we were able to, we’d be going to bed in a state of rest, instead of exhaustion,” she says. Our bodies start producing melatonin around 9 p.m., when we should already be winding down, but too often we push ourselves to stay up to watch TV or have “me-time”, says Davies. “In reality, going to bed is the best me-time we can have.” Herbalist and licensed psychotherapist Jenn J. Allen, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania,

Stress has become the norm, and most people don’t even realize they’re in that state. This produces stress hormones and can prevent the natural process of sleep from occurring. ~Elina Winnel

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For healthy circadian rhythm and melatonin cycles, try:

4 Shutting off all screen devices, including the TV, two hours before going to bed 4 Going to bed when you get that 9 p.m. slump and just taping a favorite show 4 Walking barefoot and feeling the earth 4 Spending quality time outside in sunlight, preferably in a natural setting 4 Taking nourishing baths with natural soaps, lavender essential oil or herbs 4 Designating certain time slots to not answer the phone or answer emails 4 Exercising regularly and not within three hours of bedtime 4 Taking a break from work every 90 minutes for two minutes of slow, deep breathing 4 Breaking the caffeine habit by replacing coffee and tea with healthier alternatives

For emotional components of insomnia, try:

4 Going on a “worry fast” for five or 10 minutes, and then practice doing it for an hour or a full day 4 Reserving time with loved ones for in-person conversations and get-togethers 4 Checking in with yourself and acknowledging all emotions and fears without judgment 4 Setting aside ambitions for a day to recharge 4 Sleeping in without guilt—shopping and running errands can wait 4 Choosing not to compare your life with others

adds, “People spend up to 10 hours a day on electronic devices, which directly impacts melatonin production and stimulates the fight-or-flight response system in the brain.”

Two Sides of Every Brain

Smartphones and social media have piled even more on our plate, even if we enjoy them. “We’re expected to be constantly ‘on’ and reachable 24/7,” observes Winnel. “This leads to an excessive reliance on our sympathetic nervous system and difficulty switching brainwave states from beta—associated with alertness—to theta and delta, which we experience during sleep. Through practice and specific exercises, it can become easier for us to reach the state of mind needed to nod off.” To support healthier sleep patterns, Winnel emphasizes the importance of using both hemispheres of the brain while awake. “Particularly in our professional lives, logical and rational processes are rewarded, while creativity is seen as optional. This can cause a chronic imbalance in the way we use the two hemispheres of our brain. Optimal sleep requires equalized functioning in the neurological structures that are unique to each hemisphere.” Mindful breathing and alternate-nostril yogic breathwork can also bring harmony to both hemispheres of the brain and promote deep relaxation.

Promising Plant Allies

Chronic pain can also prevent sound sleep. Allen stresses, “It’s important to understand what is actually causing pain and what type of pain it is. Some chronic pain comes from postural issues or injuries, so massage, chiropractic or gentle movement like yoga can help to drastically reduce the intensity of pain.” Identifying nutritional deficiencies and supporting the nervous system is also key. “Plants work both physiologically and energetically. Gentle nervine herbs like oats or chamomile can help to soothe the nervous system, and are effective for children and teens. Adaptogenic plants are known historically for helping the body to resist physical, chemical or biological stresses. Tulsi and ashwagandha, when taken consistently, can be useful in helping November 2019

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People spend up to 10 hours a day on electronic devices, which directly impacts melatonin production and stimulates the fight-or-flight response system in the brain. ~Jenn J. Allen for insomnia (CBT-I). The American College of Physicians recommends it as the first-line therapy for insomnia ahead of medication, citing that it improves sleep and daytime functioning in 70 to 80 percent of treated persons, often without

supplemental medication. A meta-analysis published in The Journal of the American Medical Association in 2015 shows that CBT-I can resolve insomnia for 35 percent of people with sleeplessness linked to existing medical and psychiatric conditions such as fibromyalgia or PTSD. CBT-I helps to change long-held patterns. “CBT includes keeping sleep logs, improving sleep hygiene, learning ways to decrease anxiety and how to associate the bed as a place where we sleep well, instead of the maladaptive thinking that it’s a place to toss and turn,” says Silberman. CBT can also be helpful for chronic pain and other physical problems when underlying issues are treated in conjunction. A good night’s rest is indeed possible. Davies says, “In order to really change our ability to sleep, we need a complete cultural mindset shift that prioritizes sleep and our need to rest.” Marlaina Donato is the author of several books and a composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

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ast food and fast fashion are common in this amped-up world. There’s also fast furniture—the kind that often comes in a box, assembly required. It’s made of particle board held together by toxic chemicals; it is often flimsy and it’s consuming forests at an alarming rate. But millennials love it. That’s why they’re sometimes called the IKEA generation. “Your grandmother’s big sideboard and armoire are hard to sell,” says Todd Merrill, owner of the Todd Merrill Studio, a furniture and design gallery in New York City. “We have changed the way we live. Our houses are laid out differently— no more formal dining rooms. I think people are less inventive about how to repurpose, reuse and restore.” Grandma’s treasures, once passed down for generations, are largely passé. The new word for antiques is “brown furniture”; prices have plummeted 60 to 80 percent in two decades, say industry experts. The youngsters want no part of them, even though they are hand crafted out of solid wood extracted from old-growth forests that took centuries to mature. Large retail chains cater to strong consumer demand for disposable furniture, and it is driving a great deal of deforesta-

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tion, according to the Alliance of Leading Environmental Researchers & Thinkers (ALERT). IKEA’s own figures show that it uses 1 percent of the world’s commercial wood supply a year to manufacture these throwaway pieces. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that 9,690 tons of furniture—both fast and slow—ended up in the nation’s landfills in 2015, the latest year for which statistics have been published. The trend is at odds with millennials’ notable environmental sensibilities—and they do put a premium on authentic, handmade items and companies with social impact—so experts say the tide may be turning. Like the growing Slow Food movement, “slow” furniture enjoys a sense of character and provenance that doesn’t come in a box. When Merrill opened his furniture studio in 2000, it consisted of half pristine antiques and half mid-century modern furniture. He quickly saw a trend of people snapping up the mid-century and leaving the handcrafted antiques behind. “I pulled things out of trash heaps in the Upper East Side. People came in and started snatching up all the vintage modern.” Merrill’s vintage offerings now focus on mid-century modern and


upcycled, repurposed furnishings, something the millennials have taken to. The kids will continue to come around, he says. “If you go around Brooklyn, people are reusing and recycling antique furniture. With the antique market hitting bottom, it is hard to ignore it. As it bottoms out, kids are going to come back to these things.” There can be a cool factor in reusing something that is old, unique and odd, he added. “Oddity and ugliness is kind of in fashion right now.” Alex Geriner, of Doorman Designs, in New Orleans, began upcycling out of necessity. He had little money to furnish his 19th-century apartment. His need quickly became a business when the furnishings he created out of old wood pieces began flying out the door. “I think for millennials—I am a millennial—they want something with a story tied to it, some sort of bigger meaning. My generation is all about experiences. If they can say, ‘I found this in a dumpster’ or ‘in a roadside flea market,’ any story is an investment for millennials.” Terry Gorsuch, whose side business in Dolores, Colorado, Rustique ReInvintage, involves salvaging old theater chairs, church pews and other novel items, upcycling them and selling them for a tidy profit, says, “There is nothing special about a coffee table from IKEA. All our pieces have a story. They’re from a 1936 theater or an 1895 Grange Hall where farmers and ranchers met.” Gorsuch says he already has some “hipster” millennials buying items like old lockers or other odd pieces that they mix and match. “When you take something and put it back to use, you get a feeling of satisfaction,” he says. “The informality of today allows for the mix-and-match thing,” Merrill says. “Take an old door and repurpose it … Put it up in your house or upcycle it into a table. “What we are missing in our homes is character,” he says. “Repurposing is a very good thing to do.” Yvette C. Hammett is an environmental writer based in Valrico, Florida. Connect at YvetteHammett28@hotmail.com.

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rateful living is the awareness that we stand on holy ground— always—in touch with mystery. Jewish sages interpret the words of Genesis 3:5 in a way that is of great relevance to grateful living. “Take off your shoes; the ground on which you stand is holy ground.” The soles of your shoes are leather—dead animal skin. Take off the deadness of being-used-to-it and your live souls will feel that you are standing on holy ground, wherever you are. It is pretty evident that greed, oppression and violence have led us to a point of self-destruction. Our survival depends on a radical change; if the gratitude movement grows strong and deep enough, it may bring about this necessary change. Grateful living brings in place of greed, sharing; in place of oppression, respect; and in place of violence, peace. Who does not long for a world of sharing, mutual respect and peace? Exploitation springs from greed and a sense of scarcity. Grateful living makes us aware that there is enough for all. Thus, it leads to a sense of sufficiency and a joyful willingness to share with others. Oppression is necessary if we want to exploit others. The more power you have, the more efficiently you can exploit those

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below you and protect yourself against those above you. But grateful people live with a sense of sufficiency—they need not exploit others—thus, oppression is replaced by mutual support and by equal respect for all. Violence springs from the root of fear—fear that there may not be enough for all, fear of others as potential competitors, fear of foreigners and strangers. But the grateful person is fearless. Thereby, she cuts off the very root of violence. Out of a sense-of-enough, she is willing to share, and thereby tends to eliminate the unjust distribution of wealth that creates the climate for violence. Fearlessly, she welcomes the new and strange, is enriched by differences and celebrates variety. Grateful eyes look at whatever is as if they had never seen it before and caress it as if they would never see it again. This is a most realistic attitude, for every moment is indeed unique. Adapted from an interview, with Brother David Steindl-Rast that originally appeared in Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center. For more information, visit Tinyurl.com/ ABetterWorldThroughGratitude.


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The Happy Thyroid Seven Ways to Keep It Humming

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uch of our day-to-day wellbeing—how energetic we feel, how clear our thinking is and how our body processes food—is governed by the activity of the butterflyshaped, thumb-sized thyroid gland at the base of the throat. When it’s working as it should, life is good. However, about one in eight Americans suffers from a malfunctioning thyroid, and women are five to eight times more likely than men to face the consequences. It’s a delicate balancing act. A thyroid that produces too few hormones makes us feel sluggish and constipated. We gain weight easily, have muscle cramps and experience heavy periods. Hypothyroidism, as it’s called, is linked to chronic fatigue syndrome, infertility and autism in newborns. A 2013 study published in Annals of Neurology found that pregnant women deficient in thyroid hormone are four times more likely than healthy women to produce a child with autism. If the thyroid produces too many hormones, we suffer from hyperthyroidism with a racing heart, irritability, light periods, unexplained weight loss and insomnia; it can lead to hardening of the 32

arteries and heart failure later in life, according to a study in Circulation Research. The good news is that there are simple and effective strategies that can optimize thyroid function and avoid these potential health setbacks, say experts. Their recommendations:

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Keep up mineral levels. The

thyroid needs iodine to churn out hormones, and usually iodized salt or sea salt with natural iodine can supply most of our daily needs of 150 micrograms. Sardines, shrimp, seaweed, yogurt, eggs and capers are also rich in iodine. However, too much of a good thing can tip the balance in the other direction, so practice moderation with super-charged iodine foods like cranberries: A fourounce serving contains twice the daily requirement. In addition, our thyroids need selenium (one or two Brazil nuts a day will do it) and zinc (nuts, legumes and chocolate) to function optimally.

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Eat fermented foods. About 20

percent of the conversion of inactive thyroid hormone (T4) into active hormone (T3) takes place in our gut,

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which makes “good” bacteria critically important. Andrea Beaman, a New York City health coach and author of Happy Healthy Thyroid: The Essential Steps to Healing Naturally, recommends probiotics like cultured vegetables, kimchi, sauerkraut and sourdough bread, as well as prebiotics like root vegetables, plantain, burdock and dandelion root.

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Filter drinking water. “Fluo-

ride and chlorine are elements that can block the absorption of iodine into the thyroid,” says Elizabeth Boham, M.D., a functional medicine doctor at the UltraWellness Center, in Lenox, Massachusetts. A reverse-osmosis filter or a high-end pitcher filter will remove chlorine, as well as fluoride, which British researchers have linked to a 30 percent higher rate of hypothyroidism.

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Detox cosmetics. Phthalates are endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in cosmetics, nail polish and shampoos; they are also in plastic toys, and 3-year-old girls exposed to phthalates have shown depressed thyroid function, Columbia University scientists report. Research cosmetics and find toxin-free alternatives at the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. (ewg.org/skindeep).

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Wake up easy. About 85 percent of thyroid diseases involve an underactive thyroid, says Beaman, adding that it is often the body’s pushback against frenzied, stressful lifestyles: “The thyroid is literally slowing down—our body is saying, ‘Slow, slow, go slow.’” For a low-key start to the day, she suggests not using an alarm clock if possible, and then doing some long, slow stretching and

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Poses such as plow pose, fish pose, boat pose and cobra can improve blood circulation to the thyroid gland, which is imperative for its health.

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deep breathing. “It takes just five minutes, and you’re starting the day not in fight-or-flight mode, but in a fully relaxed and fully oxygenated body.”

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Talk it out. In Eastern philosophy, the thyroid in the

throat is located at the fifth chakra, the energy center of expression and communication, Beaman says. If we find ourselves either regularly shouting or choking back our words, “it helps, if you want to support your thyroid on a deep emotional level, to express yourself somehow, some way, to someone somewhere,” such as to a therapist, family member or good friend.

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Do yoga asanas. “Poses such as plow pose, fish pose,

boat pose and cobra can improve blood circulation to the thyroid gland, which is imperative for its health,” says Stacy Thewis, a registered nurse, certified wellness coach and gut-brain expert in Mellen, Wisconsin. In a study in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 22 women with hypothyroidism that practiced yoga for six months needed significantly less thyroid medication. Ronica A. O’Hara is a Denver-based natural-health writer. Connect at OHaraRonica@gmail.com.

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o verify a possible thyroid condition, consult a doctor, endocrinologist, functional medicine doctor or naturopathic doctor. Ask for a range of tests, not only the standard thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test, but also free T4, free T3, thyroid antibodies for autoimmune reactions, and thyroidreleasing hormone (TRH) tests for a full picture. The standard pharmaceutical approach for hypothyroidism, the most common condition, is the synthetic hormone levothyroxine (Levoxyl, Synthroid, Unithroid) that boosts T4 production; but it can cause depression and weight gain, researchers at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center report in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Ask also about Armour Thyroid, derived from animal thyroids, that contains both T3 and T4, and is often preferred by functional medicine doctors. Other testing can uncover a reaction to gluten, which is often linked to thyroid dysfunction. “For many with thyroid issues, gluten can provoke an autoimmune response via celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity,” says registered dietitian nutritionist and health coach Amanda Wikan, of Petaluma, California. If a celiac test is negative, she suggests trying a six-week, gluten-free diet and watching afterward for any signs of non-celiac sensitivity such as headaches, bloating, gas or brain fog. November 2019

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Rethinking the Thyroid Local Expert’s Holistic Approach by Tony Salamay, DC

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n “The Happy Thyroid,” page 32, Ronica O’Hara discusses the primary thyroid patterns or types, and the important role the immune system plays in dealing with them. Dr. Tony Salamay is a local functional medicine practitioner who has helped many thyroid patients achieve better health and reverse their condition. Below he offers a sneak peek into how he addresses thyroid problems at his Panama City office. “The process always begins with an exam and a comprehensive blood test, which are essential to determining the patient’s thyroid pattern,” he says. “Once we find out the pattern and its cause, the proper treatment can be implemented.”

The Five Common Causes of Hypothyroidism

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Diet

Foods that are highly inflammatory or known allergens can affect thyroid function. These include soy and their derivatives (excluding organic, aged or fermented soy); gluten (bread, wheat, rye); corn (which also should be avoided because it’s genetically modified and found

in many highly processed foods); and eggs. We have tests that help us pinpoint which foods are causing havoc. Then we create a personalized diet plan to normalize the patient’s body’s function and kick-start the thyroid to get it back on track.

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Toxins

Medical research has linked heavy metals (e.g., mercury, aluminum and lead industrial pollutants) and other environmental toxins to hypothyroidism. Other toxins that may directly affect the thyroid include organochlorine pesticides and PCBs (found in old electronics and fluorescent light bulbs and as environmental pollutants); bisphenol-A and triclosan (found in plastics); and erythrosine (FD&C red no. 3), a common food dye. Benzophenone-2 and octyl-methoxycinnamate, which are used as UV protection in sunscreen, should also be avoided. Surprisingly, many drugs prescribed for serious medical conditions, like cancer, bipolar disorder or heart problems, can also cause hypothyroidism. In order to remove these toxins, it’s vi tal to support the organs and physiological

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systems that help our body detoxify. There are natural supplements that bind to toxins and heavy metals so the body can eliminate them. We have effective ways to determine which supplements will be most effective for a specific patient, taking out the guesswork and money wasted from trial and error.

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Stress

We know from research that stress can increase cortisol and adrenaline and disturb the brain-pituitary-thyroid balance, worsening symptoms of thyroid disease. Normalizing the body’s stress responses through proper neurofeedback and manual techniques can break the stress cycle, giving the adrenals and thyroid a chance to heal.

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Hormonal Shifts

Some women develop hypothyroidism during pregnancy or after menopause as a result of the tremendous physiological stress and energy drain. Normalizing adrenal and sex hormones is essential to restoring normal thyroid function. For example, women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) usually have increased testosterone levels that can alter thyroid function, leading to increased T3 and thyroid resistance—a result of the thyroid overproducing T3 or over-converting T4 to T3. Unfortunately, even with higher T3 levels, the cells can be “lazy” or resistant due to insulin resistance associated with

Holistic Treatment Ends Six-Year Struggle

anet Parsons was diagnosed with hypothyroidism six years before she came to see Tony Salamay, DC, for the first time. She was suffering from classic symptoms of the condition—hair loss, weight gain and extreme fatigue—and traditional medical treatment hadn’t helped. “My GP put me on levothyroxine, which did little for me,” she says. “Although it made my labs look normal, it did virtually nothing for my symptoms.” All that changed after she received holistic evaluation and treatment, she says. “Dr. Salamay explained what was causing my problem and customized a plan for me. Since then I have no more fatigue or hair loss, and I’ve lost 30 pounds in four months with minimal effort. He has drastically changed my life. I highly suggest looking for a holistic approach, especially if conventional methods have failed.”

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PCOS. This is a classic scenario in which the patient experiences weight gain and fatigue despite normal or even elevated thyroid levels. Sound familiar?

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Microbes

Microbes can alter the immune system and wreak havoc, leading to a high inflammatory state that can damage the thyroid gland directly; via the immune system (e.g., Hashimoto’s); or indirectly by altering metabolic function. The microbes most commonly involved in thyroid problems, and in chronic disease in general, are bacteria (Yersinia enterocolitica); viruses (typically retroviruses such as Epstein-Barr); parasites (roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms); and fungi (candida and other types of yeast). It’s important to test for these critters, as they can continue to affect the system insidiously, causing misery in various ways. We use primarily natural methods to attack these bugs while supporting the gut microbiome for long-term health and prevention.

In Summary

■ Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland doesn’t make or release thyroid hormones properly. Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid makes too many thyroid hormones. ■ Overwhelming fatigue and a slow metabolism are symptoms of hypothyroidism. ■ There are six primary thyroid patterns or types. Thorough testing is critical to identifying the type before a strategy can be implemented. ■ It’s possible to have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroid) with labs appearing within the normal ranges. ■ A qualified functional doctor who understands these thyroid conditions can improve a patient’s thyroid function naturally, through detoxification, immune support and a customized diet. Tony Salamay, DC, MS, owner of Bay Clinic of Chiropractic, in Panama City, is a functional medicine practitioner with advanced training in functional neurology, immunology and endocrinology. For more information, visit TheBayDoctor.com.

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elcome to the digital age, where budding gym rats, former couch potatoes and schedule-challenged fitness freaks are finding new ways to get in shape. These days, virtually anyone with a smartphone or Wi-Fi connection can connect with a yoga video, a spin class or any number of personal exercise experiences. Some folks are wearing devices that calculate distance and monitor bodily functions—then post it all to social media. Private trainers are offering online workout routines with motivational emails and text messages, while some gyms include online training as an add-on to membership or leverage technology to provide classes to consumers globally. Virtual fitness is growing in leaps and bounds. The use of health and fitness apps has more than tripled since 2014, and three-quarters of active users open their apps at least twice a week, according to Flurry Analytics. Yet, it’s not for everyone. Erin Nitschke, Ed.D., of Cheyenne, Wyoming, the director of educational partnerships and programs at the National

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Federation of Professional Trainers, is monitoring the upsurge in virtual fitness and believes it will take time to perfect the options. “While virtual training may be a best practice for a certain population of users, it may be a barrier to others,” she says.

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The convenience and affordability of virtual training has some clients thriving on their ability to marry technological tools to fitness goals. They can log in anytime, anywhere, even while travelling; take a variety of classes from famous trainers for a fraction of the cost of in-person sessions and receive emails or texts that provide encouragement to reach the next level. For those new to exercising, virtual training eases self-consciousness. It’s an opportunity to learn the basics and begin the process of toning up at home before venturing into an unfamiliar environment where everyone seems to know what they’re doing. In this respect, virtual training can serve as a gateway to establishing a fitness routine that eventually leads to the local gym.


“One of the most frequent reasons She carefully monitors her clients for One of the most frequent people cite for not maintaining a regular form and doesn’t plan to offer virtual trainreasons people cite for exercise habit is lack of time,” says Ameriing because it’s impossible to give clients not maintaining a regular can Council on Exercise President and bodily adjustments. “It leaves trainees at exercise habit is lack of time. risk of not getting full benefit or getting Chief Science Officer Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., of Redmond, Washington. He points out hurt,” Hetzel says. “An effective workout is ~Cedric Bryant that virtual tools and devices may help about the quality of the movements.” eliminate some of those time barriers, allowing people to get Bryant says that instructor interaction is a plus; however, quality workouts. the best virtual workouts give detailed instruction and regression or progression of all moves, allowing participants to choose an The Real Deal appropriate intensity level. But some people go to the gym or attend fitness classes because they enjoy the social connection more than the sweat. Nitschke says that social support can be a predictor of success, so it’s possible that virtual training can have a negative impact. Bryant agrees. “There are different fitness personality types, and some need the live and in-person experience.” Bryant points out that gyms and trainers often request health information and fitness goals beforehand to provide clients a more customized program. In-person instruction also has the benefit of immediate feedback to ensure safe, effective and proper technique. Erika Hetzel, a Pilates instructor and personal trainer in Dane County, Wisconsin, believes that virtual workouts are fine for people that have attended classes enough to know the exercises and have good body awareness. “For beginners, hands-on cues and modifications are important, especially if there are any contraindications for exercise.”

Making a Virtual Connection Logging in with a high-speed internet connection, gathering required equipment in advance and possessing self-motivation might prevent getting discouraged. However, overconfidence can lead to injury, so being fully aware of limitations is essential before taking a dive off the recliner directly into a series of lunges. For social butterflies, a real-live friend to login with may be necessary to make virtual training fun. Fitness training may be forever changed by technology, but Nitschke says it remains to be seen if fitness professionals can respond to individual learning styles to foster success and elevate the fitness client’s virtual experience. Julie Peterson writes from rural Wisconsin. Contact her at JuliePeterson2222@gmail.com.

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~Gesshin Claire Greenwood

ZENFUL EATING Mindful Meals in Quiet Gratitude

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n Zen monasteries, the head cook (known as the tenzo) is one of the most important positions a monk can hold; Eihei Dogen, founder of Soto Zen, one of the longest-established sects of Buddhism, said this is “because the position requires wholehearted practice.” In the 13th-century volume Instructions for the Zen Cook, Dogen wrote, “In preparing food, it is essential to be sincere and to respect each ingredient, regardless of how coarse or fine.” Rituals around food are an important element of Buddhism, as with many spiritual traditions. But we don’t have to be a Buddhist or a practiced meditator to learn how to cook more mindfully, enjoy meals more fully and eat in better balance. “Cooking can be a meditation. We cook with all our senses: We taste, touch and listen to determine if the pan is hot enough. You just have to be mindful,” says Jean-Philippe Cyr, author of The Buddhist Chef: 100 Simple, Feel-Good Vegan Recipes. “Cooking is an act of love and generosity, so cooking should be done with care—taking the time to consider the ingredients and overall flavors of the meal, storing the vegetables properly, paying

attention while you chop. These things are the foundation of a great meal,” says Gesshin Claire Greenwood, an ordained Zen priest in San Francisco. Greenwood trained in Buddhist monasteries in Japan for more than five years, experiences she draws from in her recent memoir and cookbook Just Enough: Vegan Recipes and Stories from Japan’s Buddhist Temples. While vegetarianism is encouraged in all schools of Buddhism and most monasteries abstain from meat, it is not a strict requirement. Cyr, a vegan and practicing Buddhist of 20 years, takes seriously the concept of ahimsa, or “do no harm”, as a chef. “Veganism and Buddhism share the common value of compassion—compassion towards animals, as well as the Earth. Climate change caused by meat consumption causes a lot of harm, too,” says Cyr, of rural Quebec, Canada. The “middle way” is an important Buddhist principle in the kitchen—striking the balance between indulgence and deprivation—the “just enough” in Greenwood’s cookbook title. “It’s important to use enough salt so that the food tastes good, but not so much that it’s overpower-

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ing. When we shop for food or eat a meal, we can also pay attention to when we’ve had enough,” she says.

Mind Over Mouth

Mindful eating can open up a beautiful new relationship to food, says Jan Chozen Bays, a Zen Buddhist priest and co-abbot of Great Vow Zen Monastery, in Clatskanie, Oregon. “This country is in an epidemic of out-of-balance eating. People are stressed out and fearful about eating, but cooking and eating should be inherently pleasurable human activities,” says Bays, the author of Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. “In Zen practice, mindful rituals help us learn to be present and peaceful during meals.” Mindful eating is not about restrictions, but rather about curiosity and investigation—an adventure for the senses, says Bays. “Research shows that diets don’t work, as they rely on external sources rather than helping you to go inward and tap into the innate wisdom of your body.”

Tuning In at Mealtime Rushing through meals mindlessly, we’ve become deaf to our body’s own signals of satiety, says Bays. “Go to the supermarket when you’re hungry, and head to the perimeter where the real food is and stop and ask your body, ‘Would you like oranges? Would broccoli be good for us?’ Tune into your cellular hunger,” she says. At the Great Vow Zen Monastery, the first morning meal is conducted in silence, along “with a prayer to bring gratitude for the food and to all living beings whose life flows to us in our food,”

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says Bays, adding that research shows ceremonies and moments of reflection lead to more mindful, healthy eating. “Instead of talking on the phone, try cooking in silence. Drawing your awareness to details like the smell of basil, the color of tomato and the touch of the spoon brings so much richness to the act of cooking,” says Bays. Such a focus leads to a sense of appreciation for the ingredients of meals and life, says Myoju Erin Merk, a priest at the San Francisco Zen Center. “Making a meal is an active extension of our ‘sitting’ (meditation) practice.”

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ere are a few simple tips from Buddhist priests and cooks on making mealtime more mindful. Have a mid-meal gut check, suggests Jan Chozen Bays. “When your stomach feels three-quarters full, have a conversation with a friend or have something to drink before continuing to eat. Often you will find after 20 minutes you are actually full,” says the author and priest. Myoju Erin Merk, a priest at the San Francisco Zen Center, suggests setting a phone timer in the kitchen to mark it as a practice time to tune into the senses. “Try to slow down and notice what’s happening as you cook. Try to stay with the sensory experience and not judge everything, like whether the carrot is cut right. It can be a very relaxing and peaceful way to work in the kitchen.” Make the first few sips or bites of a meal mindful, spending the first few moments in silence if possible, says Bays. “Working quietly with that pile of carrots or onions, you have space to focus on just one task,” adds Merk. Incorporating all of the five tastes of Buddhism—salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami (savory)—is another way to bring meals in balance, according to author and priest Gesshin Claire Greenwood. “Having all of these flavors represented makes a meal feel balanced and satisfying.”

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Pumpkin seeds Microgreens Preheat the oven to 350° F. Place the sweet potato and figs in a baking dish. Drizzle with oil, then season with salt and bake for 30 minutes. Place the ginger, garlic and salt in a mortar (preferred) or blender, then mash the ingredients together. Transfer to a bowl and add the tahini, soy sauce, lemon juice, maple syrup and oil. Stir to combine. Place the sweet potatoes and figs in a large serving bowl. Add the quinoa and edamame. Drizzle with the dressing and garnish. Serve immediately. Tip: For those that can’t digest raw garlic, don’t use it, or cook it before adding it to the dressing.

“This is hands-down my favorite soup,” says Cyr. “It reminds me of a Moroccan tajine, a savory stew made with vegetables and spices. The name tajine comes from the particular type of roasting dish in which Moroccan stews are cooked. There’s no need to buy any special equipment to make this recipe, but you will want to hunt down harissa, a North African chili paste you can find in most grocery stores nowadays. Be careful, though—it’s hot!”

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Hearty Moroccan Soup

Yields 8 to 10 servings 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp celery seeds 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp dried oregano ½ tsp turmeric 1 clove garlic, minced 8 cups vegetable broth 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes 1 (19 oz) can green lentils, rinsed and drained 2 yellow-fleshed potatoes, peeled and diced 2 carrots, diced 1 Tbsp harissa paste 3 bay leaves Salt and black pepper, to taste

In a large pot over medium heat, heat the oil, then add the onions and sweat for 4 minutes. Add the mustard seeds, celery seeds, cumin, coriander, oregano, turmeric and garlic. Continue cooking for 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove the bay leaves. Serve hot. Excerpted with permission from The Buddhist Chef, by Jean-Phillippe Cyr.

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Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle – 12:30-1:30pm. Elizabeth Bennett, Acupuncture Physician and Amanda Simmons, Life Coach and Yoga Instructor, present an informational talk on how to reduce chronic inflammation for optimal health. Learn what causes and how to remedy chronic inflammation. Discover different ways that chronic inflammation can be present in each person. Free. Ever’man Educational Center, 350 W Garden St, Pensacola. 850-781-9888. EBennett Acupuncture.com.

Reflex-OIL-ogy™ of the Skeletal System – 8am5pm. An 8-hr class to experiment and examine the effectiveness of incorporating Essential Oils into the body through Reflex-Oil-ogy™ to help relieve back pain and balance the body naturally.Learn essential oil usage, passive and assisted stretches, foot and hand reflexology application techniques and an understanding of the emotional aspect of pathologies and a simple effective way to relieve discomfort. Must pre-register. $186. 8 CEUS. Bay Branch Estates, 28347 Turkey Branch Dr, Daphne, AL. 850-380-4943. Contact@Reflex-oil-ogy.com. Reflex-OIL-ogy.com.

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This fall, spend a life changing weekend on the beach nurturing yourself and gaining simple tools that are doable and sustainable. Create lasting friendships that will last a lifetime. Guided nutrition with a registered dietitian, beach yoga and meditation with a registered yoga teacher, vision boards, essential oils, amazing food, group discussions. Stop living on autopilot and start embracing your intentional life.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Reflex-oil-ogy of the Respiratory System – 8am5pm. An 8-hr class to open up your sinuses and help you breathe deeper. Learn about the organs that are responsible for your breathing and how they work together. Assess the vitality of each organ and body part trough the reflex areas of the feet. Assess the nerves, emotions and energy pathways that innervate and energize this system and using the AAA Technique to help the body release any areas of congestion. Balance this system through the reflex areas on the feet and apply essential oil that best facilitate wellness and vitality. Must pre-register. $185. 8 CEUS. Bay Branch Estates, 28347 Turkey Branch Dre, Daphne, AL. 850-380-4943. Contact@ Reflex-oil-ogy.com. Reflex-OIL-ogy.com.

It’s a Make-N-Take Workshop featuring Santa‘s Favorite Festive Room Sprays, Buddy the Elf’s Invigorating Foot and Body Scrub, Mrs. Claus’s Stress-Relieving Roller-bottle Blends to get you through the holidays, and of course a Diffusing Christmas Ornament that even Rudolph could smell with his red nose. 4 gifts included. Prizes drawing every 30-min. Grand Prize Christmas Gift Basket (includes a diffuser) for a combined retail value of more than $350.00. $30 Pre-reg.req. ElemenTreeYogaStudio.com/Workshops

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 Ancient Scriptural Oils Applied Today – Essential oils were used throughout history to promote wellness. Over 1,000 Biblical scriptures refer to the use of ancient oils. Reflect on these writings and discover how to use these oils today for personal well being. $5. Bay Branch Estates, 28347 Turkey Branch Dr, Daphne, AL. 850-380-4943. Contact@ Reflex-oil-ogy.com. Reflex-OIL-ogy.com.

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

Pilates Advanced Equipment Class – 8:309:30am. Mon, Wed, Fri. 7:45-8:45am-Sat. For those individuals who have a strong foundation in the Pilates fundamentals. Limited to 6 participants. $30/drop-in, $25/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. PilatesCoreTraining.com.

30A Farmers' Market – 9am-1pm. Find local grass fed beef, whole chickens, eggs, goat milk, cheese, produce, hydroponic lettuce, herbs, and microgreens. Local and regioal honey, including Tupelo honey, homemade from scratch breads, pies, and pastries. Pickled veggies, jams, salsa's, BBQ sauces, pesto sauce, tuna & shrimp dips, and the best Maryland Crabcakes you have ever had. In addition beautifully handcrafted soaps. Free. 28 N. Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach. 850-499-4697. 30aFarmersMarket@gmail.com. 30aFarmersMarket. Unity Spiritual Service – 10am. Discover “A Positive Path for Spiritual Living.” All people have sacred worth and are welcome at Unity Pensacola. As minister, Rev. Jamie’s passion for the truth and a spirit-filled life is evident in all that he does. Charismatic and soulful, his messages are clear, relevant and enlightening. Donations Appreciated. Unity Pensacola, 716 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacoal. 850-438-2277. Unity@UnityPNS.org. Transmission Group World Service Meditation – 10:30-11:30am. 7:15pm, Wed. Simple, potent and always free. Pensacola. Ever'mans Co-operative, 315 W Garden St, Pensacola. Share-international.us. Community Yoga Class – 4:30-5:30pm. Enjoy a yoga class and support a charity at the same time, with donations for this class going to PAWS, Children in Crisis, Headstart, Southern Dog Rescue and more. Donations accepted. Dragonfly Yoga Studio, 184 Brooks St, Ste 2, FWB. DragonflyYoga.com.

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Pilates Modified Equipment Class – 9:45-10:45am. Mon,Wed,Fri. For those with conditions such as osteoporosis, disc pathologies, arthritis and joint replacements. Limited to 6 participants. $30/drop-in, $25/ account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. PilatesCoreTraining.com. Pilates Intermediate Equipment Class – noon1pm. Plus Tue &Thur-5:30pm, Fri 9:45am Sat9am. Challenging exercises for those who have a foundation in the Pilates fundamentals. Improves strength, posture, alignment and flexibility. Limited to 6 participants. $30/drop-in, $25/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. PilatesCoreTraining.com. Pilates Multi-Level Mat Class – 5:30-6:30pm. And Tues, 8:30am. For those who have basic understanding of fundamentals of Pilates Mat. Uses a variety of different props, ex. stability balls, rollers, rings, etc to algin, strengthen, and increase flexibility. Limited to 8 participants. $15/drop-in, $10/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. PilatesCoreTraining.com. Crohn's and Colitis Support Group – 6:307:30pm. Supporting those battling Crohn's, Colitis, and IBD, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation local support group chapter meets monthly and offers an opportunity to meet others, receive educational and helpful materials, and hear about the latest in research while receiving encouragement and sympathy. Topics discussed range from food to exercise, remission to flares, treatment successes to open trials and challenges. Family members, friends, and caregivers are welcome at our meetings. PensacolaCCFASG@gmail.com. Facebook/Pensacola Crohn's and Colitis Support Group.


tuesday Pilates Multi-level & Beginning Mat Class – 8:309:30am/Multi-Level Mat and 9:45-10:45am Beginning Mat. Increase strength, flexibility, alignment, improve your posture, and love how your body feels after just one hour of corrective movement exercises! Cost $10 account rate/$15 drop-in rate. All mat classes limited to 8 participants. Call 850287-5836 or visit www.pilatescoretraining.com to register. $10 account; $15/drop-in. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-2875836. PilatesCoreTraining.com. Qi Gong – 11am-noon. With Sean Seid. Combines meditative and physically active elements, designed to help you preserve your Jing (sexual vitality), strengthen and balance the flow of Qi (breath) energy, and enlighten your Shen (spirit). $20. Empathic Practice, 801 E. Cervantes St, Pensacola. 850-777-3334. Contact@EmpathicPractice.us. EmpathicPractice.US. Eckhart Tolle Local Group Meditation – 1-2pm. Find your stillness in life with 20 minutes of silent meditation, followed by Eckhart Tolle audio or video recording, concludes with 10 to 20-minute silent meditation to still the mind and ego. Free. Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach. local32459@gmail.com. Pilates Intermediate Equipment Class – 5:306:30pm. Tues/Thurs, Mon 12-1, Sat 9-10. Challenging exercises for those who have a foundation in the Pilates fundamentals. Limited to 6. $30 drop-in, $25/ account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. Pilates CoreTraining.com. Kemetic Yoga – 6-7:30pm. With Camelia Wilis. Kemetic Yoga™ is the ancient Egyptian system of Yoga enlightenment based upon the practices of physical movements combined with controlled deep breathing and meditation. . $20. Empathic Practice, 801 E. Cervantes St, Pensacola. 850-777-3334. Contact@EmpathicPractice.us. EmpathicPractice.US. Honor Military Yoga Class – 7-8:15pm. Honoring those who serve, have served, and family members holding DOD IDs – US Armed Forces welcome for free. All others may join for a dropin fee of $12. Beginners welcome and multi-level Hatha yoga class with breath awareness, meditation, sun salutations, restorative cool down, and savasana. Come build strength, flexibility, and clarity of the mind with those that serve this country. Free w/ID or $12. Dragonfly Yoga Studio, 184 Brooks St. SE, Bldg 2, FWB. 850-218-2575. DragonflyYoga.com.

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wednesday Nia: Mindful Fusion Fitness – 9-10am Wed & Fri. 5:30-6:30pm Tues & Thurs. Nia is an expressive cardio workout that blends simple, low impact moves from the Dance Arts, Martial Arts and Healing Arts, providing a whole body workout for your mind, body and spirit. First class free. Communio, 904 E. Scott St, Pensacola. 980-475-2194. MoveWithKat@gmail.com. NiaNow.com/Kat-m. Gyrokinesis Class – noon-1pm. This movement system allows the entire body to be worked through spinal movement. Gently works the joints and

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30A Farmers’ Market In the Rosemary Beach Community 28 N. Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32461 Sundays Year Round: 9am-1pm

Niceville Florida Community Farmers’ Market at Palm Plaza 1003C John Sims Parkway Niceville, Florida 32578 Saturdays Year Round: 9am-1pm

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market at Sandestin Grand Park (Between Tommy Bahamas and Cantina Laredo) 600 Grand Blvd • Miramar Beach, FL 32550 Saturdays Year Round: 9am-1pm

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Slow Flow Yoga Class – 5:30-6:30pm. A 60-minute semi-private sessions with our certified wellness coach and yoga instructor Amanda Simmons. 3 spots per week, book online or call for sign up. $20. Empathic Practice, 801 E. Cervantes St, Pensacola. 850-777-3334. Contact@EmpathicPractice.us. EmpathicPractice.US.

friday muscles through rhythmic flowing movements. Most of the exercises are performed sitting on a stool. Limited to 8. $15/drop-in, $10/account rate. Pilates Core Training, 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola. 850-287-5836. Pilates CoreTraining.com.

Yoga Class – noon-1pm. 3 spots per week, book online or call for sign up. 60 minutes of semiprivate sessions with our certified wellness coach and yoga instructor Amanda Simmons. $20. Empathic Practice, 801 E Cervantes St, Pensacola. 850-777-3334. Contact@empathicpractice.us. EmpathicPractice.US. Essential Yoga for Beginners – 5:30-6:30pm. Class combines teaching beginning yoga (learning proper alignment and modifications of the poses) and exploring essential oils for a fun and exciting experience. Yoga allows us the time to tune out the world and go within, and weaving essential oils into the yoga practice can deepen and expand the yoga experience. $12. ElemenTree Yoga Studio, 8762 Ortega Park Dr, Navarre. 850-374-0086. ElemenTreeYogaStudio.com. Flow Motion Meditation – 6-7pm. A breath-centric dynamic practice where coordinated movement extends from inhales/exhales. Great for all levels and newbies. Bring your yoga mat. Free. Healing Arts Creativity & Empowerment Studio, 875 E. Nine Mile Rd, Ste 4, Pensacola. 510-394-5418. Damon@HealingArtsCreativeStudio.com. HealingArtsCreativeStudio.com. Introduction to Buddhism – 6-7pm. 3rd Wed. Learn more about Nichiren Buddhism and how you can become happier. We would love to meet you and share this practice with you. This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the West Florida Public Libraries or Escambia County. Free. West Florida Public Library, 239 N Spring St., Pensacola. KathyGoldsborough@gmail.com. SGI-USA.org.

Group Meditation and Pranic Healing, First Wednesday – 6:30-8pm. 1st Wed. monthly. Since 2003 we have been offering free mini-Pranic Healing sessions at our Community Healing Night. Pranic Healing is no-touch and effective in helping the body heal itself in the areas of stress, pain, inflammation, injuries, and psycho-emotional issues. Practice the Meditation on Twin Hearts, a brief guided meditation for inner peace, illumination and mental clarity. First visit free, $10. The Center For Pranic Healing and Wellness, 206B Center St, Gulf Breeze. 850-380-0561. FLPranicHealing@gmail. com. PranicHealingAndWellness.com. Meditation for Self Healing – 6:30-7:30pm. Begins 11/13. A guided meditation to clear your energy field of stress and other negative energies. Recharge and rejuvenate yourself. Love Donation. The Center For Pranic Healing and Wellness, 206B Center St, Gulf Breeze. 850-380-0561. FLPranicHealing@ gmail.com. PraniceHealingAndWellness.com. Transmission Group World Service Meditation – 7:15-8:45pm. Simple, potent and always free. Pensacola. Ever’mans Co-operative, 315 W Garden St, Pensacola. Share-international.us.

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

A Course in Miracles Study Group – 6:30-7:30pm and Sun. 8:30-9:30am. A Course in Miracles is a complete self-study spiritual thought system. It teaches that the way to universal love and peace— or remembering God—is by undoing guilt through forgiving others. The Course focuses on the healing of relationships and making them holy. Wednesdays’ discussion is time to share our experience of embracing now a holy instant. Sundays’ gathering is a time to study the text. Love Offering. Unity of Pensacola, 716 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola. 850438-2948. Unity@UnityPNS.org. UnityPNS.org.

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Stretch Therapy – 10:30-11:30am. I Instructor Janet Hardy, LMT, BCTMB is a JF Barnes’ Expert Level Myofascial Release Therapist, Certified Stretching & Flexibility Instructor teaches simple methods to relieve aches, pain and tightness. Myofascial stretching maintains and improves overall health and helps heal from injuries and surgeries. You may bring your own mat but mats are available at the studio. $10/class or 10 for $80. Magnolia Tribe Chiropractic, 17287 US Hwy. 331 S, Freeport. 850-231-9131. CaringTouch4Therapy@ gmail.com. CaringTouchTherapy.net. Peaceful Warrior Flow w/Felicia – 9:30-10:30am. Light up your practice in this invigorating and flowing style of yoga. Nahi flow is designed to light up all the power within you in order to rise up as a Peaceful Warrior on and off the mat! This is a heated practice. Bring a mat, towel and water! Be ready to move and groove. $18. Sunshine Yoga, 211 E Main St, Destin. YoginiFelicia@yahoo.com 850-217-2771.TheHealingClinicFWB.com. Qi Gong – 5:30-6:30pm. With Sean Seid. Combines meditative and physically active elements, designed to help you preserve your Jing (sexual vitality), strengthen and balance the flow of Qi (breath) energy, and enlighten your Shen (spirit). $20. Empathic Practice, 801 E. Cervantes St, Pensacola. 850-777-3334. Contact@EmpathicPractice. us. EmpathicPractice.US. Rooted and Restored – 6-7:15pm. Restorative Yoga relieves stress and tension as you relax in fully supported calming poses. Aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness and holding poses. This allows the mind and body to reconnect with the breath leaving you feeling completely restored. This class is lovingly referred to as “Adult Nap Time”. Essential oils may be used during this class. ElemenTree Yoga Studio, 8762 Ortega Park Dr, Navarre, 850-374-0086. ElemenTreeYogaStudio.com

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

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Reiki One: Self-Care & Healing – 5:30-9pm. Learnnew ways of self-care, often overlooked or viewed as selfish. In the practice of Reiki a new understanding becomes instilled in each practitioner. It is the law of healing: to truly help to heal others we must first put this into practice into our lives in true and authentic ways.


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

HELP WANTED A COMPREHENSIVELY TRAINED PILATES INSTRUCTOR WANTED – Join Barbara Bruni’s team at her busy studio, Pilates Core Training, Pensacola. The studio encompasses a warm and caring environment for clients specializing in Pilates, Gyrotonics, Myofascial Release and Structural Integration. Minimum of three years Pilates experience required; preferably trained in Contemporary Pilates with a rehabilitation background. Must be a team player with the ability to retain and recruit new clients. Send resume to info@pilatescoretraining.com. BODYWORKS BY BULL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE – Massage therapist wanted to join our team. Must have CEUs in sports/medical modalities, Experienced. Will provide everything you need. Must help with marketing. 850-651-2286. MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION IN OKALOOSA AND WALTON COUNTY – Earn $275-$350 for 4 days of magazine distri-

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TREATMENT ROOM RENTAL ROOM RENTAL – Be an integral part of a holistic healing practice with established clientele, in business more than 5 years. Currently seeking a holistic practitioner to offer complementary services such as; acupuncture, reflexology, life coaching, nutrition and wellness, or counseling. 850-261-3596.

WEDDING SERVICE BEAUTIFUL MARRIAGE CEREMONIES – Spiritual marriage ceremonies with Rev. Jamie Sanders at Unity of Pensacola or your location of choice. Packages available. For more information 850-438-2277. UnityPNS.org.

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Intuitive Wellness Coach & Biofeedback Practitioner 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola (Located at Pilates Core Training) 850-206-1853 • TeresaBrown.net/ PensacolaBiofeedback/ Can benefit those with anxiety or depression, increase wellbeing, mental focus and concentration. L.I.F.E. System biofeedback 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 47. 46

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

We’re not just a massage practice anymore. offering massage therapy, art (active release technique), reflexology, skin care and facials, neuromuscular massage, vacuum cupping, yoga, kinesiology taping with rock tape, advanced sports massage, and therapeutic pedicures performed by a certified practitioner. MM14353. See ad, page 10.

CARING TOUCH

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

Natural Awakenings of Northwest Florida

In her 25 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.

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Neuromuscular Therapy, Structural Integration, Deep Tissue Rehabilitation Pensacola • 850-501-6688 Richard_Weirick@yahoo.com Offering advanced bodywork for those suffering from injury, pain, fibromyalgia, postural distortions, repetitive motion strain or trauma. MA69172. See ad, page 22.

BRAIN HEALTH MIND PERFORMANCE CENTER, LLC

(Located inside Path to Wellness) 240 W Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 251-597-8787 MindPerformanceCenter.com Our non-invasive, drug-free approach helps brain injury patients improve speech, balance, limb and finger control, memory and mental focus, plus the restoration of personality traits. See ad, page 13.

BREAST SCREENING THERMOGRAPHY ADVANTAGE

Carolyn Olson Certified Clinical Thermographer Gulf Coast Area (Louisiana to Florida) 251-623-2225 ThermographyAdvantage@hotmail.com ThermographyAdvantage.com

FDA-registered thermography (digital Infrared thermal imaging) offers breast screenings that are non-invasive and radiation-free, without compression or bodily contact. Valuable for detecting earlystage breast disease and more. See ad, page 16.

CBD OIL BODY-B-HEALTHY

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


CARUN U.S.

11525 Hutchison Blvd, Ste 103, PCB 850-775-4913 Info@Carun.us • Carun.us Providing the best CBD oil and hemp products in North America. Hemp oil extracts, food, personal hygiene, soap, mouth wash, skin care. Go online to order or visit our store. See ad, page 27.

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GOLDEN ALMOND HEALTH FOOD STORE

339 Racetrack Rd NW, Ste 3, FWB 850-863-5811 • GoldenAlmond.com Hours: M-F 9-6, S 10-5, Closed Sun Providing the largest selection of CBD oils, tinctures, sprays, softgels, balms and vape liquid in the area, including high dose options for pain, anxiety, sleep and much more. See ad, back cover.

OLIVE LEAVES HEALTH FOOD CENTER

In the Publix Shopping Center 634 W 23rd St, Panama City 850-763-8871 • OliveLeavesPC.com Olive Leaves provides the best CBD oil and hemp products from Carun and is the finest quality, fresh, natural, organic and whole foods, nutritional products, body care products and health information in a fun, comfortable, clean, safe environment. See ad, page 12.

CHILDBIRTH – NATURAL MARGO DANDREANO, LM, CPM

Practical Midwifery Inc. Homebirth Midwife 850-859-4100 • PanhandleMidwife.com Florida Licenced Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife, provides comprehensive prenatal care, birth (homebirth, waterbirth, VBAC), and postpartum care for healthy, low-risk families. Serving Pensacola to Panama City. Free consultations. See ad, page 11.

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HENARD FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

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

Certified Nurse Midwife and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, provides comprehensive prenatal care, birth (homebirth, waterbirth, VBAC), and postpartum care for healthy, low-risk families. Serving Pensacola to Panama City. Free consultations. See ad, page 11.

CHIROPRACTIC BAIRD CHIROPRACTIC & MED SPA

1796 Navarre Sound Circle, Navarre 850-936-8664 SuperiorHealthNavarre.com Treating the mind, body and spirit. Dr. Brett Baird has been in practice for over 20 years and is always continuing his education to stay with the most relevant practices. Whether you are in need of an adjustment, a massage or medical spa services, Baird Chiropractic & Medical Spa is truly Navarre’s finest. See ad, page 7.

BAYBRIDGE CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC Dr. Kenneth L Williams, DC 107 Baybridge Dr, Gulf Breeze 850-932-1778 KLWilliamsDC@gmail.com

A progressive integrative clinic located in Gulf Breeze Proper. Offering chiropractic, acupuncture, Class IV Laser, spinal decompression and massage. Trusted relief for your toughest pain.

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.

A second generation chirop r a c t o r, D r. H e n a r d i s committed to chiropractic wellness for the family, improving health naturally. More than 23 years’ experience in pediatrics, sports and automobile injuries. Most insurance and affordable cash plans.

DR. TONY SALAMAY, DC, MS, FASA

520 N Macarthur Ave, Panama City 850-785-9372 TheBayDoctor.com Treating conditions through chiropractic, functional neurology and clinical nutrition such as fibromyalgia and thyroid issues. We treat the root causes and not just masking your symptoms. Always accepting new patients. See ad, page 3.

THE JOINT CHIROPRACTIC

4795 Hwy 90, Pace 850-994-5000 TheJoint.com/florida/pace/pace-27036 The Joint Chiropractic is a network of modern noninsurance, and walk-in welcome clinics. Our mission is to improve quality of life through routine and affordable chiropractic care. See ad, page 27.

URMOS CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CENTER

Cynthia Urmos-Clements, BS DC 2870 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze 850-932-3565 UrmosChiropractic.com

Caring for your health and wellness needs from infancy to maturity. Since 1994, we provide chiropractic care for sports injuries, accidents, falls, illnesses, pain management and family health care. Additional integrative services include vibration therapy, massage and custom orthotics.

CRAFTS & GIFTS M. RENEE’S MELTS Crestview 850-598-1418 MReneesMelts@gmail.com

We provide hand-crafted soy wax melts using toxicfree fragrance oils, essential oils and dried herbs. We are known for our integrity, quality and value and are inside two locations in Crestview to better serve you: Body-B-Healthy, 2227 S. Ferdon Blvd and Moe’s Custom Graphics, 1092 N. Ferdon Blvd.

STONE SOUP

Intuitive Spiritual Center 700 Beal Pkwy, Unit D, FWB 850-533-6565 ShadowBonus@gmail.com Fort Walton’s newest eclectic intuitive c e n t e r. L o c a l l y made crafts by local artisans. Intuitive readings, jewelry, paintings, incense, crystals, pottery, semi-precious stones, wind chimes, diaper cakes, hand-painted furniture. See ads, pages 30.

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 22.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY CRYO850 PERFORMANCE & RECOVERY 4495 Furling Ln, Ste 10, Destin 850-279-4145 Cryo850.com

Nitrogen free therapeutic cold e x p o s u r e therapy designed to lower the body surface temperature and accelerate the body’s natural recovery and rejuvenation processes. For inflammation management, chronic pain and disease, mood disorders, metabolic boost, antiaging and beauty. See ad, page 21.

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DEMENTIA MIND PERFORMANCE CENTER, LLC

(Located inside Path to Wellness) 240 W Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL 251-597-8787 MindPerformanceCenter.com Our non-invasive, drug-free approach helps dementia patients that originally scored in the teens on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment be restored to the point of scoring normal (26-30). See ad, page 13.

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.

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 night’s sleep begin with a healthy mouth. We treat snoring, sleep apnea and TMJ disorders, plus crowns, teeth whitening, bridges, veneers, implant restorations, aligner orthodontics, cleanings, digital X-ray imaging, CO2 laser periodontal treatment. No mercury fillings. See ads, pages 29 and 43.

DEPRESSION MIND PERFORMANCE CENTER, LLC

(Located inside Path to Wellness) 240 W Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 251-597-8787 MindPerformanceCenter.com

Offering Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Brainsway) (a proven tool in the fight against depression that is non-invasive, painless and drug-free) with functional medicine and brain pathway rehabilitation for the most robust changes possible. See ad, page 13.

ESSENTIAL OILS 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 29.

FARMERS’ MARKETS 30A FARMERS’ MARKETS

850-499-4697 30AFarmersMarket.com Locations: 30A Farmers’ Market at Seascape Resort 90 Seascape Dr, Miramar Beach 9am-1pm Thursdays (Open March 8) 30A Farmers’ Market at Palm Plaza 1003C John Sims Pwy, Niceville 9am-1pm Saturdays (Year Round) Sandestin Grand Boulevard Hwy 98 600 Grand Blvd, Miramar Beach 9am-1pm Saturdays (Year Round) Rosemary Beach Town Center, on 30 A 28 N. Barrett Square, PCB 9am-1pm Sundays (Year Round) Serene, beautiful, distinctive and exclusive is the best way to describe the 30A Farmers’ Market Family. European and coastal-inspired markets feature local farmers, makers, bakers, and specialty vendors in an inviting market experience. See ad, page 43.

FLOAT THERAPY MODE MIND AND BODY

3101 E Cervantes St, Pensacola 850-316-4149 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 effective wellness with state-ofthe-art science and technology with Wholebody Sonic Vibe, infrared sauna, float therapy and magnesphere magnetic resonance therapy. See ad, page 17.

FOOD & SUPPLEMENTS ALTERNATIVE HEALTH FOOD STORE 5533 Hwy 90, Pace 850-994-3606 AlternativeHealthFoodStore.com 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 22.

BODY-B-HEALTHY

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

CARUN U.S.

11525 Hutchison Blvd, Ste 103, PCB 850-775-4913 Info@Carun.us • Carun.us Providing the best CBD oil and hemp products in North America. Hemp oil extracts, food, personal hygiene, soap, mouth wash, skin care. Go online to order or visit our store. See ad, page 27.

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

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GOLDEN ALMOND HEALTH FOOD STORE

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

HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACH TERESA BROWN-KONELL Intuitive Wellness Coach & Biofeedback Practitioner 1308 Dunmire St, Pensacola (Located at Pilates Core Training) 850-206-1853 • TeresaBrown.net/ PensacolaBiofeedback/

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 47.

KRATOM AND COMPANY 130 Perry Ave SE, Ste A, FWB 850-845-0998 KratomAndCo.com

Kratom and Company is a holistic pharmacy that specializes in an alternative medicine known as kratom. In short, kratom is a tropical tree in Southeast Asia with leaves that have been used for hundreds of years to relieve pain. See ad, page 16.

EMPATHIC PRACTICE

801 E Cervantes St, Ste C Pensacola • 850-777-3334 Contact@EmpathicPractice.us EmpathicPractice.us Together we will build a plan and schedule that will fit your needs and help you feel better. Bring more energy, disposition, focus and time to your lifestyle. See ad, page 5.

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 12.

VITAMINS R US HEALTH FOODS 15500 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Unit 420, PCB 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 47.

HERBS ROOTS SHOPPE

700 Beal Pkwy, Ste GG, FWB (Directly behind Stone Soup, ISC) 850-863-1044 C.Gypsymuse@gmail.com CGypsymuse.com Offering not only an amazing selection of quality herbs and complementary products, but an amazing experience that you will remember. Hours: Tues - Sat, noon-6pm. See ad, page 33.

HOLISTIC MEDICINE EMPATHIC PRACTICE

801 E Cervantes St, Ste C Pensacola • 850-777-3334 Contact@EmpathicPractice.us EmpathicPractice.US

Empathic Practice is focused on wellness beyond medication. We believe that mindfulness, not medication alone, will lead you to your best self. Compassionate care for a new path to healing. See ad, page 5.

KAREN KENNEDY, MD

Board-Certified Gynecologist 1118 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, GB 7552 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre 850-916-7766 KarenKennedyMD.com Board-Certified Gynecologist M D , o ff e r i n g f u l l G Y N services and proud to feature MonaLisa Touch Laser, a noninvasive treatment for symptoms of low hormones or menopause. Stop suffering and start living. Call for appointment. Offices in Gulf Breeze and Navarre. See ad, page 4.

DR. TONY SALAMAY, DC, MS, FASA

520 N Macarthur Ave, Panama City 850-785-9372 TheBayDoctor.com Treating conditions through chiropractic, functional neurology and clinical nutrition such as fibromyalgia and thyroid issues. We treat the root causes and not just masking your symptoms. Always accepting new patients. See ad, page 3.

HORMONE THERAPY AGELESS SOLUTIONS

Cave, MD • Barber, MD • Janis Cook, RN 8990 Ortego Park Dr, Navarre 850-529-0770 Ageless Navarre.com We offer multiple techniques and programs to get you on the right track to better health and a better body. Our services include behavioral therapies, nutritional strategies, hormone replacement pellet therapy, prescription medications and, best of all, the support of a caring staff. See ad, page 35.

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 f eature 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

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Breeze and Navarre. See ad, page 4.

THRIVE WELLNESS 98 Eglin Pkwy NE,Ste. 5 FWB • 850-362-6226 ThriveFWB.com

Hormone replacement therapy can help with decreased sexual performance, fatigue, weight gain, heart disease, insomnia, brain fog, diabetes, inability to maintain muscle mass, as well as menopause. Consult with our nurse practitioner to learn about our comprehensive labs and evaluations of your hormone levels. See ad, page 2.

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, great benefits. Experience it for yourself. See ad, page 37.

HYPNOSIS BAYSIDE HYPNOSIS

Michelle Spencer 700 S Palafox St, Ste 200A Pensacola • 850-347-5700

See ad, page 8.

Discover the benefits of hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming professionally applied to lose weight, quit smoking, soothe anxiety, lower stress, improve relationships and manage pain. Call now to schedule your free screening.

DCC HYPNOSIS & HYPNOSIS TRAINING CERTIFICATION Deana Cooper Chapman

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 hypnosis training program. See ad, page 45.

Allow the body to heal the way it was designed.

INFRARED SAUNA PILATES CORE TRAINING

BODYWORKS BY BULL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Barbara Bruni, Owner 1308 Dunmire, Pensacola 850-287-5836 PilatesCoreTraining.com

Our Sunlighten sauna offers the highest quality and quantity of far infrared heat. Potential benefits include lowered blood pressure, weight loss, detoxification, inflammation reduction, pain relief and more. Also included is Sound Therapy for deeper relaxation, as well as Chromotherapy which uses the full spectrum of colored lights on various energy points to help balance your body, each color of which addresses a distinct need. See ad, page 15.

IV THERAPY THRIVE WELLNESS

98 Eglin Pkwy NE,Ste. 5 FWB • 850-362-6226 ThriveFWB.com

Emerald Coast’s premier IV hydration therapy and wellness center offers the most innovative and effective ways to reach your optimum lifestyle with custom IV therapies that compliment our wellness services and weight loss products including Phentermine, MICC, and LipoStat Plus. Enjoy a private, relaxing environment designed for your specific needs. Walk-ins are welcome and we accept appointments. See ad, page 2.

MASSAGE THERAPY BLUEWATER CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS CENTER

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

Sports and rehabilitation massage therapy. Natural and holistic healthcare. Chiropractic care, lumbar decompression, physical therapies, nutritional education and supplementation.

4 Ninth Ave, Ste B, Shalimar 850-651-2286 BodyworksByBull.com

We’re not just a massage practice anymore. Offering massage therapy, art (active release technique) reflexology, skin care and facials, neuromuscular massage, vacuum cupping, yoga, kinesiology taping with rock tape, advanced sports massage and therapeutic pedicures performed by a certified practitioner. MM14353. See ad, page 10.

EMPATHIC PRACTICE

801 E Cervantes St, Ste C Pensacola • 850-777-3334 Contact@EmpathicPractice.us EmpathicPractice.us Soleilune at Empathic Practice provides relaxing and therapeutic body treatments for individuals or couples. Treatments with CBD lotions, essential oils and natural products available. Call 850777-3334 and book your appointment today. See ad, page 5.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA EMPATHIC PRACTICE 801 E Cervantes St, Ste C Pensacola • 850-777-3334 Contact@EmpathicPractice.us EmpathicPractice.us

Let us guide you through the process of obtaining your card, and understanding the products available. Our holistic approach includes mindfulness coach sessions and group-guided meditation sessions. See ad, page 5.

MEDITATION EMPATHIC PRACTICE

801 E Cervantes St, Ste C Pensacola • 850-777-3334 Contact@EmpathicPractice.us EmpathicPractice.us Regardless of your experience, our one-on-one or group sessions will help you to successfully implement a practice that will bring you all the benefits of meditation. See ad, page 5.

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NORTHWEST FLORIDA TM (Transcendental Meditation) 575-491-2131 NationalBurnoutSolutions.com

TheTranscendental Meditation (TM) technique is documented to be effective for stress-related conditions, including anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress, hypertension, and other disorders caused or exacerbated by stress. Health and wholeness through the TM technique. See ad, page 39.

THE CENTER FOR PRANIC HEALING AND WELLNESS 206B Center St, Gulf Breeze 850-380-0561 PranicHealingSouth@gmail.com PranicHealingAndWellness.com

Learn to still your mind, calm your emotions, decrease stress. Improve mental focus, clarity and recall. Weekly meditations for self-healing, inner peace and planetary peace. See ad, page 9.

METAPHYSICAL SHOP ROOTS SHOPPE

700 Beal Pkwy, Ste GG, FWB (Directly behind Stone Soup, ISC) 850-863-1044 C.Gypsymuse@gmail.com CGypsymuse.com

Offering not only an amazing selection of quality herbs and complementary products, but an amazing experience that you will remember. Hours: Tues-Sat, noon-6pm. See ad, page 33.

STONE SOUP

Intuitive Spiritual Center 700 Beal Pkwy, Unit D, FWB 850-533-6565 ShadowBonus@gmail.com Fort Walton’s newest eclectic intuitive c e n t e r. L o c a l l y made crafts by local artisans. Intuitive readings, jewelry, paintings, incense, crystals, pottery, semi-precious stones, wind chimes, diaper cakes, hand-painted furniture. See ads, page 30.

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MIDWIVES MARGO DANDREANO, LM, CPM Practical Midwifery Inc. Homebirth Midwife 850-859-4100 PanhandleMidwife.com

Florida Licenced Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife, provides comprehensive prenatal care, birth (homebirth, waterbirth, VBAC), and postpartum care for healthy, low-risk families. Serving Pensacola to Panama City. Free consultations. See ad, page 11.

KIZIE TOSI, CNM, APRN Practical Midwifery Inc. Homebirth Midwife 850-859-4100 PanhandleMidwife.com

Certified Nurse Midwife and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, provides comprehensive prenatal care, birth (homebirth, waterbirth, VBAC), and postpartum care for healthy, low-risk families. Serving Pensacola to Panama City. Free consultations. See ad, page 11.

MINDFULNESS COACH EMPATHIC PRACTICE

801 E Cervantes St, Ste C Pensacola • 850-777-3334 Contact@EmpathicPractice.us EmpathicPractice.us

A great way to improve your mood, change your behavior for better, and become more productive. Our coach will help you apply mindfulness to your routines. See ad, page 5.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE BARBARA BRUNI

Pilates Core Training 1308 Dunmire, Pensacola 850-287-5836 PilatesCoreTraining.com

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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 15.

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CARING TOUCH

Janet Hardy, LMT Board Certified Myofascial Release Therapist Expert Level Santa Rosa Beach • 850-231-9131 CaringTouchTherapy.net In her 25 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.

LAURA TYREE

Myofascial Release Massage Therapist LauraTyree Health in Hot Yoga Om (Downtown FWB) 850-642-1015 • LauraTyree.com A healing sanctuary that relieves stress and alleviates damage caused by tension and strain. Fostering physical, mental and emotional relaxation, while performing postures and breathing techniques with the underlying philosophy and relaxed attitude continuing outside of the studio into life or living yoga. Classes for all levels and private classes upon request. See ad, page 37.

PHYSICIANS EMERALD COAST RHEUMATOLOGY

Aymen A Kenawy, MD 850-215-6400 3890 Jenks Ave, Lynn Haven/PC Info@ecrheum.com DrKenawy.com 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 15.

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 noninvasive treatment for symptoms of low hormones or menopause. Stop suffering and start living. Call for appointment. Offices in Gulf Breeze and Navarre. See ad, page 4.


SPINE & JOINT, LLC

Sheila Mohammed, MD, PhD 4507 Furling Ln, Ste 213, Destin DrSheilaMohammed.com We are a medical clinic that treats pain naturally through remedies such as prolotherapy, prolozone, ozone, platelet rich plasma and stem cell treatments. See ad, page 36.

PILATES STUDIO PILATES CORE TRAINING Barbara Bruni, Owner 1308 Dunmire, Pensacola 850-287-5836 PilatesCoreTraining.com

Feel what it feels like to move and feel good again. From athletic training to rehab sessions, PCT can accommodate every level. We offer mat, Gyrokinesis and equipment classes. Private or group sessions available for all levels. Visit website for class schedule and pricing. See ad, page 15.

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 the coast. Variety of equipment and mat classes are offered 6 days a week. Tone your core with Pure.

PRANIC HEALING CENTER FOR PRANIC HEALING AND WELLNESS

206 Center St, Gulf Breeze 850-380-0561 PranicHealingAndWellness.com

Teaching meditation, energy healing and yoga. Group and private trainings. Pranic Healing sessions by appointment. Energize your life. Expand your consciousness. Transform yourself. Call us. See ad, page 9.

RED LIGHT THERAPY CRYO850 PERFORMANCE & RECOVERY

4495 Furling Ln, Ste 10, Destin 850-279-4145 Cryo850.com

Therapeutic wavelengths of red and near infrared light increase blood flow, oxygen and nutrients, and increase ATP (energy). More energy, healthier skin and enhanced testosterone in men. See ad, page 21.

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 22.

SKIN CARE REJUVENATE AND RELAX FACIALS

Susan Blanc 400 Pickens Ave, Pensacola 850-723-8429

A Zen facial is a non-invasive skin care technique using the touch of hand to massage the face, and awaken the skins natural ability to rejuvenate. Experience this relaxing, holistic, luxurious treatment, to tighten, plump and revitalize glowing skin while you relax and rejuvenate.

SKINTRENZIXS SKINCARE CENTER

348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Ste 26, FWB 205-718-2611 Skintrenzixs.com $27 spa services in Fort Walton Beach. Performed by licensed cosmetologist/esthetician instructor with 33 years experience in esthetics. Voted Destin’s Best Aesthetician 2018. Where knowledge and skill meet skin, Pranic Healing sessions and aura imaging.

SP HOLISTIC SKIN CARE 4300 Bayou Blvd, Ste 22 Pensacola • 850-778-8600 SPHolisticSkincare.com

Holistic Skincare with a variety of services that revitalize and rejuvenate the skin. Indulge the senses with premium all natural and organic ingredients. Free your mind and calm your spirit. See ad, page 35.

VIVACE

Baird Chiropractic & Med Spa 1796 Navarre Sound Circle, Navarre 850-936-8664 SuperiorHealthNavarre.com Provides the most dramatic skin results with less pain and less downtime. The results are both immediate and improve over time with multiple treatments.

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 night’s sleep begin with a healthy mouth. We treat snoring, sleep apnea and TMJ disorders, plus crowns, teeth whitening, bridges, veneers, implant restorations, aligner orthodontics, cleanings, digital X-ray imaging, CO2 laser periodontal treatment. No mercury fillings. See ads, pages 29 and 43.

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 21.

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STEM CELL THERAPY BAIRD CHIROPRACTIC & MED SPA

1796 Navarre Sound Circle, Navarre 850-936-8664 SuperiorHealthNavarre.com Stem cell therapy stimulates regenerative healing. Very safe and simple injection. No drugs, no surgery, no down time. Cultivated from donated umbilical and placental tissue of healthy mothers, heavily screened for your protection. See ad, page 7.

STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION BARBARA BRUNI Pilates Core Training 1308 Dunmire, Pensacola 850-287-5836 PilatesCoreTraining.com

Ida Rolf’s 10-Series is a method of bodywork which creates profound and lasting results. Structural Integration is a method of bodywork which creates profound and lasting results. Restructure your body and discover what authentic freedom of movement feels like again. Call to schedule your session today. LMT# MA64267. See ad, page 15.

TEACHER TRAINING PILATES AND BEYOND TEACHER TRAINING SCHOOL Barbara Bruni, Owner 1308 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 15.

THERMOGRAPHY THERMOGRAPHY ADVANTAGE Carolyn Olson Certified Clinical Thermographer Gulf Coast Area (Louisiana to Florida) 251-623-2225 ThermographyAdvantage@hotmail.com ThermographyAdvantage.com

FDA-registered thermography (digital Infrared thermal imaging) offers breast screenings that are non-invasive and radiation-free, without compression or bodily contact. Valuable for detecting earlystage breast disease and more. See ad, page 16.

THETAHEALING® LAURA TYREE

ThetaHealing® Healer LauraTyree Health in Hot Yoga Om (Downtown FWB) 850-642-1015 • LauraTyree.com ThetaHealing® is a meditation technique and spirituality philosophy, accepting of all religions, with the purpose of getting closer to your beliefs Creator. A holistic healing technique allowing you to clear limiting beliefs with meditation and prayer. See ad, page 37.

TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (TMS) MIND PERFORMANCE CENTER, LLC (Located inside Path to Wellness) 240 W Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 251-597-8787 MindPerformanceCenter.com

DTMS increases the brain’s ability to regenerate and release neurotransmitters. We pair this with brain pathway correction and the nutritional program of Alzheimer’s researcher Dale Bredesen for quick and profound positive results. restoration of personality traits. See ad, page 13.

YOGA STUDIOS DRAGONFLY YOGA STUDIES When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. ~Jimi Hendrix

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

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Serene environment for the study and practice of hatha yoga. Certified instructors. Owner/ Director Laura Tryee, E-RYT 500. See ad, page 37.

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EMPATHIC PRACTICE

801 E Cervantes St, Ste C Pensacola • 850-777-3334 Contact@EmpathicPractice.us EmpathicPractice.us At Empathic Practice we focus on helping you find your own path to a more balanced life. Learn the tools and methods that can bring you peace of mind and focus, reducing emotional and physical pain. See ad, page 5.

HOT YOGA OM

222 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Unit A Downtown FWB • 850-430-9434 HotYogaOM.com Hot Yoga Om features far infrared heat, radiant heat, radiant life. Daily classes, amazing teachers, great benefits. Experience it for yourself. See ad, page 37.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT AGELESS SOLUTIONS 8990 Ortega Park Dr, Navarre 850-529-0770 AgelessNavarre.com

More than 20 years of medical assistance with a weight loss program that helps you reach your perfect weight while maintaining your energy and HAVE35.A health. See ad, page

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