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contents Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.

20 ELLEN LANGER

How Changing Your Thinking Changes Everything by April Thompson

22 SURPRISING SOURCES

OF SUMMER ALLERGIES

by Dr. Emmanouil Karampahtsis

24 HOLISTIC HEALING

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TOOLS TO SURVIVE CANCER

by Julie Lemerond

26 LIVE CANCER-FREE Natural Ways to Prevent and Heal Cancer by Linda Sechrist

34 GET A GOOD

NIGHT’S SLEEP

Five Solutions for Sleep Apnea by Lloyd Jenkins

38 FRESH LOOKS

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Focusing on a Child’s Optimal Potential by Linda Sechrist

42 REDEFINING DETOX by Ray Florio

44 DEFINING WHAT IS

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n May, a routine blood test revealed that my PSA level was higher than normal, and I was referred to a urologist for follow-up. This result, combined with my own medical history, led to the recommendation of an immediate biopsy of my prostate to rule out cancer. This jarred me onto a new path of wondering whether I have cancer and if so, determining what treatment options exist and the existential thoughts of my odds and chances of survival. Everyone in my immediate family has had a cancer diagnosis, except for me. The reality hit home. Thankfully, the results came back as benign or negative for cancer. I consider myself to be very lucky. I experienced just a few weeks of worry while this disease truly wrecks havoc with others and their loved ones who are not so fortunate. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with them, as well as hopes that we can finally find a cure to end this pervasive disease. Our August issue focuses on rethinking cancer and how to incorporate natural methods of prevention and treatment. While our editorial themes for 2017 were set last fall, it’s a cruel twist of irony that I was working on this theme while myself under the cloud of a potential cancer diagnosis. Life is interesting, huh? Because of my little “experience”, I am doubling down on living a healthy lifestyle and focusing more efforts on prevention. Our main feature article details some of these for your consideration, as well. I am thankful to the many natural and holistic health options available in our community today. It is our continuing mission to bring our readers new and better ways to achieve happy, healthy living.

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newsbriefs Exclusive Yoga Teacher Training at Zen Yoga

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en Yoga 200-hour yoga teacher training recognized by Yoga Alliance for 12 students is available for future instructors starting in September. This course is for those that love how yoga makes them feel, want to go deeper and perhaps share the benefits of yoga with others. Hatha-style yoga, qigong and mindfulness are taught by Yoga Alliance-registered instructors. Enrollment includes unlimited yoga until September. Those dedicated to passing on the 4,000-year-old lineage of yoga will benefit today and tomorrow, learning alignments, techniques, lifestyle, theory, balancing and much more. Zen Wellness offers active healing though the timetested arts of yoga, qigong and tai chi. Participants learn physical techniques backed by longstanding theory explaining the hows and whys of physical training while pursuing the journey to Zen. Zen Wellness best accommodates ages 30 to 90 with a variety of class levels to suit age and physical ability.

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hought Genius is hosting a workshop, The Power of Thought and Emotion, from 7 to 8 p.m., August 18, in Glendale, to explore the cutting-edge science behind techniques to help with stress, sleep disturbances, plugging “energy leaks�, and improving overall health. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Presented by neuroscientist and Thought Genius founder Dr. Jeffery L. Fannin, Ph.D., participants will be shown simple strategies for ways to identify and respond to daily stressors and negative emotions, create harmony and balance in the body and other topics. For more than two decades, Fannin has been helping individuals reduce stress through brain-mapping, brain training, the science of heart/brain coherence, neurofeedback and other tools. Thought Genius also offers extensive three-day workshops and private consultations to individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit disorder and other conditions.


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nity of Mesa will present a concert with Daniel Nahmod, Sue Riley and Richard Mekdeci, at 7 p.m., September 10. These amazing songwriters and musicians will take the stage together and swap songs in a musical conversation known as Posi-Palooza!, a new genre of music referred to as Posi(tive) or conscious music. The songs are about personal transformation, peaceful cohabitation, social justice and universal love. Nahmod is a multi-award winning songwriter with a powerful voice. Riley and Mekdeci, also award-winning songwriters and seasoned performers, are the co-founders of emPower Music & Arts, at the epicenter of the conscious music movement. Pop, adult contemporary and R&B styles combine for an unforgettable, up-close and personal evening of music, laughter and personal transformation. Admission is $20. Location: 2700 E. Southern Ave., Mesa. For advance tickets, visit Empowerma.com/PosiPaloozaTicket. For more information, call 480-892-2700 or visit UnityOfMesa.org. See ad on page 52.

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he Fast Track Retreat (FTR) is a brandnew option I have created to address the needs of the beloved authors that I have the distinct privilege of mentoring,” says writing guru and “book whisperer” Tom Bird. Class options are August 3 through 10 or September 28 through October 5. “FTR is a small group [maximum 10] author retreat, that through the magic of Zoom.us, enables you to virtually write and revise your book from the comfort of your own home or favorite getaway locale in a week or less,” says Bird. The goals of FTR are to have a book written and revised by the end of the retreat and to be able to turn the book over to Bird for a soul read if the participant chooses to join PublishNow. The Tom Bird Method blends a comprehensive and holistic support system that opens participants to a freeflowing mental, physical, emotional and spiritual state called The Divine Author Within. The price is $1,495 for new authors ($1,095 for returning authors). For more information or to register, phone 928821-6946 or visit TomBird.com. See ad on page 11. natural awakenings

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New Kadampa Center Grand Canyon Retreat Near Flagstaff

Afterlife Symposium in Scottsdale

he New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) is opening an international meditation retreat center in Williams, Arizona, for the public to study and participate in meditation programs in modern Kadampa Buddhism. A series of public talks based on Geshe Kelsang’s new book How to Transform Your Life will be offered from September 4 through 12 in Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, Phoenix and Tucson, followed by weekly classes. The spiritual program is led by resident teacher Genla Kelsang Jampa, an ordained Buddhist monk and the deputy spiritual director of the NKT, a global organization founded by the internationally renowned Buddhist master and author, the Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, who pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. Jampa states, “Practical instruction and guided meditation help us to develop wisdom, cultivate a good heart of love and compassion and maintain a peaceful mind. Through this, we can solve our inner problems of anger and other painful states of mind, and make ourselves and others happy. “

Thirty-three experts in afterlife communications, consciousness studies, death, dying and the new spirituality will gather in Scottsdale to speak at a symposium presented by the Afterlife Research and Education Institute, Inc. (AREI) from September 15 to 17. Participants will learn about scientifically proven, cuttingedge afterlife communications practices, end-of-this-life activities and explore the meaning and purpose of life. A tour of Sedona, workshops, mediums for private readings and two optional banquets with readings are available. AREI President R. Craig Hogan states, “At the symposium, we’ll be helping people make connections with deceased loved ones; teaching the best methods for making comfortable and uplifting end-of-this-life transitions; exploring life between lives and pre-birth planning; and investigating the meaning of life.” The focus is on having experiences and gaining understanding and knowledge that everyone attending can take home to use themselves and share with others.

Location: 6701 E. Mountain Ranch Rd., Williams, AZ. For more information, visit MeditationInNorthernArizona.org or call 928-637-6232. See ad on page 61.

Location: Embassy Suites, Scottsdale, 4415 E. Paradise Village Pkwy. S., Phoenix. For more information, visit AfterlifeStudies.org. See ad on page 33.

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Healing Chemotherapy Damage with Stem Cells

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or cancer patients, chemotherapy can be a double-edged sword. While the treatment is designed to kill cancer cells, it also harms healthy cells in the process. But chemotherapy damage can now be healed by using intravenous stem cell IV therapy. Stem cells are “super” cells found naturally in the body that heal damaged areas. They’re extremely powerful because they can transform into whatever kind of cell the body needs and multiply without limit to build an army of healthy cells. Stem cells can be harvested from the patient’s own body or via amniotic fluid. After they undergo chemotherapy, isolated stem cells are delivered back into the body via an IV, where they rush to heal damaged areas. In some cases, stem cells have even been found to kill cancer cells. Also, stem cell IVs aren’t just beneficial for cancer patients, they have shown benefits for chronic pain, nerve damage, collagen production, antiaging, joint mobility, autoimmune disorders and neurological disorders. To learn more about stem cell treatment options, call Dr. Melanie Icard, a naturopathic physician and owner of the Anti-Aging Clinic, at 480-599-8370 or visit Phoenix AntiAging.com. See ad on page 17.

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he body is like a piece of electrical equipment controlled by the brain. If the body is in perfect health, the brain constantly sends electrical signals to each muscle, and the muscle sends electrical signals back. When the body is under stress, something has to give. It blows a fuse when it is under too much stress. It looks around and sees which of the muscles it can most easily do without. The signals between the brain and that muscle are then impaired and appear to be much weaker when tested. Different muscles are associated energetically with particular organs. When a particular muscle is weak, this indicates that there is less energy going to a particular organ. When we correct the muscle using kinesiology methods, the energy is returned to normal and the body will find it easier to heal itself. We call this process “balancing” because we are balancing energies. Improvements in symptoms can sometimes be noticed immediately after a balance. Universal Touch Kinesiology Group, a new group of practitioners in Mesa with more than 40 years of combined experience in kinesiology, massage therapy and energy medicine, is certificated in Perfect Health and Touch for Health Kinesiology. For more information, call 480-835-5380. See ad on page 54.

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Yoga Instructor: Erica Vucich Runner-up: Amy Stephens

Yoga Studio: Vibetality Runner-up: Anahata Yoga

Women’s Health Specialist: Dr. Marianne Marchese Runner-up: Dr. Alexandra Mayer

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How Changing Your Thinking Changes Everything by April Thompson

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or 40 years, Social Psychologist Ellen Langer has conducted pioneering research on the power of our minds to shape health and well-being. Langer’s work demonstrates that changing what we think and believe can transform not only our experiences, but also our bodies—a once-radical idea now common among neuroscientists. Her unconventional experiments often involve mind tricks: taking elders’ subjective thoughts back 20 years to reverse objective metrics of aging; fostering weight loss in a group of hotel maids by simply suggesting that their jobs qualify as exercise; and even changing blood sugar levels in diabetics by speeding up or slowing

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down perceived time during a video game session. Affectionately dubbed the “Mother of Mindfulness”, Langer was the first female professor to earn tenure in Harvard University’s psychology department. A prolific writer and scientist, she has authored more than 200 related articles and 11 books, including Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Langer lives, paints, works and observes the world from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more at EllenLanger.com.

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

What techniques, with or without meditation, can we adopt to change our mindset and mental habits to reduce stress and increase health and happiness? Most mindlessness occurs by default, rather than design. If we all realized that through mindfulness we could look better, feel better, be better received and do better things—all claims that are supported by scientific research—it wouldn’t be hard to choose. Meditation is essentially a tool to lead you to the simple act of intentional noticing, but many routes lead to that destination. One way to learn mindfully is to learn conditionally; to see the world as “it would seem that” and “could be”, which is very different than “it is.” If we recognized that evaluations occur in our heads rather than the external world, much of our stress would dissipate. Negativity and stress are typically a result of mindless ruminations about negative things we think are inevitable. If we simply ask ourselves why the dreaded event might not occur, we’d be less stressed. Next, if we ask ourselves how it may actually be a good thing if it does happen, again stress would diminish.


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

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

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Surprising Sources of Summer Allergies by Dr. Emmanouil Karampahtsis

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e typically think of the springtime, when trees and flowers are blooming, to be allergy season. Now that it’s summer, it may sound strange, but our gut may be causing allergies to flare up. The sinuses are directly connected to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and both serve as immune barriers that protect the body from foreign substances. The common culprit for allergy symptoms, in addition to breathing in particles we are allergic to, is often toxicity and leaky gut syndrome, also known as increased intestinal permeability, or the result of damage to the intestinal lining. When the GI tract is damaged and the walls are weakened, there is less protection from toxic substances such as undigested peptides, bacteria and yeast leaking into the blood stream. When these substances leak, the immune system responds by producing antibodies that often contribute to inflammation throughout the body. These antibodies can also “crossreact” with other substances we might be coming in contact with, such as pollens, grasses and weeds. Individuals often experience bloating, constipation and heartburn, plus symptoms that are not directly associated with the gut, such as joint pain. Common allergy symptoms—sneezing, coughing, extra mucus production and headaches—are common. Beyond suffering from a leaky gut, consuming foods that cause inflammation or ingesting environmental toxins like parabens, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and others may also contribute to symptoms similar to an allergic reaction. Treatment for leaky gut, depending on all the symptoms, may include an anti-inflammatory diet (allergy testing is helpful to determine if food allergies exist), detoxifying the body

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and increasing intake of probiotics, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Digestive enzymes will also support a healthy gut. Overall detoxing of the body, reducing inflammatory foods and foods high in histamines such as canned products and processed or smoked meats, alcohol, excess sugar, dairy and refined wheat, may support the recovery and also reduce symptoms. Seeking professional treatment is recommended. But before going to an allergist or increasing allergy medication, consider speaking with a naturopathic doctor that may be able to evaluate multiple systems in the body together to truly determine what is causing the symptoms. Detox products similar to ProlifeStream, a combination of proper dietary supplements, and a change in diet and household products (cleaners, candles and lotions) may also be recommended and aid in reducing allergy symptoms. Dr. Emmanouil Karampahtsis, a naturopathic doctor, is the formulator and founder of ProlifeStream, a nutritional system aimed to detoxify and support the body. He has been in clinical practice for more than a decade in Scottsdale. See ad on page 41.


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Holistic Healing Tools to Survive Cancer by Julie Lemerond

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he National Cancer Institute states that 38.5 percent of all people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, which translates to more than one in three. Early detection, coupled with modern medical advances in treatment, is responsible for people living longer and stronger after a diagnosis. However, there is more to healing than what is found in the doctor’s office. Being diagnosed with cancer is one of those life events that forces us to look at our mortality, as well as reflect on the quality of our life. It is often the reason that people seek out healing practices to guide them upon the journey back to wellness, or at least as a way to deal with the illness. Meditation is an extremely valuable tool to be used at any point in a cancer journey. Here are some ways in which meditation and other healing practices can assist not just in the healing of illness, but also in the prevention of it: Just taking the time and space to sit with ourselves, meditate and

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simply “be” is extremely empowering, by allowing whatever is there to just simply be there—whether it is pain, hopelessness, reflection—with a sense of accepting and understanding flowing through us. When we get still and acknowledge everything that we are thinking and feeling, it gives us space to move forward with decisions and actions from a more centered and grounded state. We learn how to respond, rather than react; and the value of that, no matter what is going

on in our life, is priceless. In the midst of turbulence and disturbance, meditation teaches us to release our judgment about what is happening—physically, mentally and emotionally—in our lives. It makes us slow down and look at life through a different lens, realizing that giving and receiving love to others is the most important part of life, not the material items we are often so attached to. Meditation allows us the time to tune in to our true source, while tuning out everything outside of us. It’s quite amazing how powerful just the simple act of sitting and being still can be. Alternative healings can take many forms, and sound healing is quickly gaining popularity at yoga studios and meditation centers throughout the Valley as a healing practice. The use of gongs, crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, tuning forks and more all have the power to harness physical changes within our bodies. Julie Lemerond is the general manager of A Mindfulness Center, in Scottsdale, which offers meditation, gentle yoga and sound healing classes. For more information, call 480-207-6016 or visit AMindfulnessLifeCenter.com. See ad on page 45.


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pipeline won’t improve the 50/50 odds of developing cancer. What will have the greatest impact are consumer education toward powerful lifestyle changes and access to the building blocks of basic health.” Mydlach-Bero made her remarkable recovery from rare and unrelated aggressive Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer and a high-grade tumor in her head and neck. To tell her story, the resident of Delafield, Wisconsin, relied on her 18 journals as a surrogate memory to chronicle a 10-year journey of courageous exploration, self-evolution, self-advocacy and self-transformation that connected her with her healing potential.

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Determined to become free of the chronic lymphocytic leukemia that had defined his life for 20 years, Sabin, who lives near Washington, D.C., appointed himself the subject of his own research experiment. He subsequently became a poster child for the remedial synergy of biological individuality, a whole systems approach to 26

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integrative oncology and self-induced healing through lifestyle and supplement interventions. Sabin now dedicates his business development firm, FON Consulting, to advancing integrative medicine as the new standard of care. His mission is to open minds to the idea that knowledge, empowerment and self-efficacy are our best allies against a life-limiting diagnosis, and we can do much to help the healing process. Writing to Joe Biden regarding the vice president’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, he candidly describes America’s present cancer-friendly environment. “The public has become conditioned to existing in a broken food chain that remains in disrepair due to misguided farming subsidies [and] untested or otherwise questionable chemicals (many of which are banned in other countries) that are present in the water we drink, the air we breathe, food we consume and products we use. Current therapies or those in the drug

Then the mother of two young daughters, Mydlach-Bero rejected a 21-month prognosis in 2005, along with the notion that disease and medicine would determine her fate. Defying the odds, she applied what she learned from research regarding Avastin, a pharmaceutical created to combat harmful growth of new blood cells, and the benefits of growing and eating foods containing angiogenesisinhibiting compounds that oppose such growth and so work to prevent, improve and avert recurrences of chronic disease. “Cancer hijacks the angiogenesis process triggered by inflammation and keeps it permanently activated to ensure that cancerous cells receive a dedicated, uninterrupted blood supply,” explains MydlachBero. For three years, she largely consumed only items from the list of angiogenesis-inhibiting foods now posted at KathyMydlachBero.com/ food-research. These include green tea, strawberries, blackberries, red tart cherries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, grapefruit, lemons, tomatoes,


cinnamon, purple potatoes, kale, grape seed oil and pomegranate. In 2008, she completely replaced both the drugs to combat the side effects of chemo and radiation and a long-term medication for preventing recurrence with healthful foods. Her physicians were admittedly uncomfortable with her decision to combine chemotherapy and radiation treatments with “food as medicine”, reiki, prayer, meditation, mindfulness and supplement intervention. But that didn’t deter her. To awaken others to the practicality of food as medicine, she founded NuGenesis Farm, in Pewaukee, a nonprofit modeled after her home practice.

Prevention is Paramount

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Pioneering physicians and researchers agree with Sabin and Myldach-Bero that comprehensive prevention, the key to solving the cancer epidemic, is missing from conventional medicine. Leading voices include Dr. Andrew Weil, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona (AzCIM), in Tucson; Dr. Carlos M. Garcia, founder of Utopia

Wellness, near Tampa, Florida; advocate Susan Silberstein, Ph.D., founder of BeatCancer.org, in Richboro, Pennsylvania; and Ajay Goel, Ph.D., director of the Center for Epigenetics, Cancer Prevention and Cancer Genomics at Baylor University Medical Center’s Research Institute, in Dallas. Weil pioneered the earliest efforts to develop a comprehensive curriculum in evidence-based integrative medicine and the field of integrative oncology. “We’ve known for nearly 15 years that inflammation is the root cause of many chronic diseases. Since

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2012 scientific evidence has proven that a healthy lifestyle and an anti-inflammatory diet can influence various cancers,” says Weil. His curriculum for health professionals and the general public was the first to cite the role of a nutrientrich, anti-inflammatory diet in cancer prevention and treatment. “Health professionals graduate armed with a better understanding of the complex interactions between cancer, gut microbiome and nutrition,” advises Weil, whose paradigm inspires his chain of True Food Kitchen restaurants. It includes lots of fruits and vegetables, moderate amounts of whole or cracked grains, al dente pasta, healthy fats and plant-based proteins from legumes, nuts and seafood as well as poultry and lean, antibiotic-free grassfed meats, cheese and eggs. Plus, he likes white, green and oolong teas, fresh herbs and spices, up to two glasses of red wine a day (less for women; possibly none for those at high-risk for breast cancer), and dark chocolate for antioxidant polyphenols. Integrative Oncology, authored by Weil and Dr. Donald I. Abrams, an integrative oncologist, is mandatory reading for AzCIM students that learn to use complementary interventions in prevention and conventional cancer care. Subjects such as antioxidants,

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cannabinoids, energy medicine, mindbody medicine, music and expressive art therapies are covered, as well as naturopathic oncology, plus the roles that community and spirituality play in prevention and treatment. Goel’s 20-year career in cancer prevention research has produced a wealth of related articles. Among his findings, he advises, “Curcumin, a yellow compound extracted from turmeric, has become a gold standard for prevention and the natural treatment of many chronic health conditions, including colon cancer. It targets cancer stem cells, disrupts cancer cell communication, triggers cancer cell death and helps to prevent cancerous mutations to cells. It’s also been shown to improve the efficacy of conventional treatments including fewer adverse effects.” He recommends only taking turmeric products with BCM-95 percent active curcuminoids.

Customized Protocols

Considering each individual’s biological individuality as a Petri dish, Garcia’s studies help achieve an anti-cancer life. He advises, “There is no ‘one size fits all’ medical protocol box for cancer treatment. Customized modifications to lifestyle and diet are required because food nutrients directly impact the mechanisms by which cancer cells grow and spread. The right nutrition can reverse a compromised immune system, which research shows is a major contributor to the development of cancer.” Whether for improvement or prevention, Garcia’s patient protocols always begin with a comprehensive evaluation appointment to learn about the individual he is treating. For cancer patients, his two-phase, eight-week program involves immuneenhancing therapies followed by immunotherapy aimed to de-cloak the camouflaged protein coating of wily cancer cells so the body’s immune system can identify and destroy them.

Mind/Body Detox

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lar detoxification regimen to cleanse environmental and product toxins and toxic emotions. Through experience, she has learned that individuals living with cancer need to substantially support their abnormally functioning elimination system to rid it of dead proteins from destroyed cancer cells and chemotherapy drugs that are overtaxing the immune system. “Clearing out toxic, stressful emotions that produce acid, weaken the immune system and create an environment for cancer to propagate is essential,” says Seeger. “Fulfilling the body’s requirement for an ongoing healthy nutritional plan that maintains a healing alkaline environment reduces both the risk of a cancer as well as recurrence.” She has observed that when an individual’s healing process has stalled despite their doing all the right things to improve their biochemistry, it’s frequently because they haven’t done an emotional detox and lack feeling a spiritual connection to something larger than themselves. Silberstein categorizes cancer as epidemic. She speaks regularly regarding preventing cancer and its recurrence at medical and nursing schools, continuing oncology nursing education programs and universities. “What is needed more than new treatment research is public education regarding the true causes of cancer and continuing education credits in lifestyle training for medical professionals,” she says. Silberstein’s nonprofit organization provides online holistic cancer coach training for health professionals as well as research-based education and counseling on how to prevent,

cope with and beat cancer through immune-boosting holistic approaches. The list of books authored by cancer survivors continues to grow, offering helpful insight into how individuals are negotiating the challenges of their healing journey. Two recent books, Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story, by Psychotherapist Cheryl Krauter, and Cancer Survivorship Coping Tools: We’ll Get You Through This, by Barbara Tako, are particularly helpful regarding the onslaught of toxic feelings and emotions that stress the mind and body—fear, anger, isolation, anxiety, depression and uncertainty, as well as loss and grief. Emphasizing the need for individuals diagnosed with cancer to tell their stories, the authors encourage keeping a journal. The act of getting thoughts and experiences out of the mind and onto paper supports emotional cleansing. “It’s important to share the real story of the emotional storm that is cancer, as well as the ravages of its treatments and invisible, but lingering side effects; to tell the tale of the cancer survivor who is moving from patient to person; and to explore and discover who you are after having faced down your mortality,” Krauter counsels.

Changed Paradigm

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


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We Can Be Part of Our Own Cancer Team by Dr. Paul Stallone

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reating cancer is not just a job for an oncologist. Cancer patients and their families can be active participants in their treatment by making crucial decisions at home that complement both Western and alternative cancer treatment. With almost 40 percent of the population being affected by cancer at some point during their lifetime, every advantage is greatly needed. While desperate times may call for desperate measures, taking risks can be dangerous, because nothing is one-size-fits-all. Consult with a physician about things to do at home. Cancer should be viewed as a living entity, and all life requires some form of food or energy to survive. Research continues to demonstrate that sugar is the main source of fuel which feeds cancer. Cancer cells gorge themselves on glucose by having 10 times more insulin receptors than normal cells. This allows them to absorb glucose and other nutrients at a very high rate. Eliminating certain foods or following specific diets can help starve the tumor. Some foods have the ability to help alkalize the body, which is also important, considering cancer thrives in an acidic environment. A ketogenic diet contains little to no carbs, low protein and high amounts of saturated fats. As glucose and insu30

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lin levels fall, cancer cells are faced with an energy shortage, creating metabolic stress. Many recommend this diet in conjunction with additional therapies. It is non-toxic to the rest of the body and may help conventional treatments be more effective. When the cell is in distress, it is more sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy. Another form of treatment that the patient can employ is immunotherapy. This type of therapy involves anything that stimulates an immune response, expecting the patient’s own immune system to detect and destroy cancer cells. To accomplish this, anything from supplements to nutritional intravenous therapies are utilized. Pharmaceuticals, along with natural substances, are used to jolt the immune system, restoring strength to attack cancer cells. The end goal of this approach is to allow the patient’s own body eradicate their cancer. Nutrients can be much more than the food we eat. Supplements contain extraordinary levels of substances that could never be consumed. According to more than 2,000 published studies, curcumin is a powerful cancer killer, but it can be difficult to incorporate into our diet because it is not absorbed easily. Taking a high-quality supplement allows us to take very high therapeutic amounts much more conve-

niently. This applies to any supplement. Nutritional intravenous therapies capitalize on the same principals. Vitamin C is another killer of cancer, yet you could never eat enough foods containing vitamin C as what can be delivered with an IV. Tailored nutritional IVs bypass the GI tract, allowing nutrients to go directly into the bloodstream. They are important in the treatment of any disease, especially cancer. The immune system can be distracted by other illnesses or burdens. When this occurs, it can’t focus 100 percent on treating cancer, because it can’t prioritize threats. Detoxing can help remove distractions and other factors that could be suppressing the immune system. It should involve purging our entire life of harmful chemicals. Harsh cleaning supplies, perfume, pesticides, synthetic candles and cosmetics should all be closely investigated for any adverse ingredients. Addressing cancer is multifaceted, and there are many choices a patient can make to improve their chances preventing cancer in the first place, making a full recovery and preventing its return. With so many choices, things can get confusing. Anyone who has a cancer diagnosis or would like to prevent one should consult with a physician experienced in this field. Some naturopathic physicians are knowledgeable about both allopathic and alternative approaches. This gives the patient every advantage, but a naturopathic physician will also provide advice and recommendations for treatments the patient can do at home. A cancer patient needs as many people in their corner as possible, especially themselves. Paul Stallone, NMD, founded the Arizona Integrative Medical Center, located at 8144 E. Cactus Rd., Ste. 820, in Scottsdale. He combines natural/ alternative/conventional treatments for each patient’s needs. For more information, call 480-214-3922 or visit DrStallone.com. See ad on the inside front cover.


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Special Massage Considerations for Cancer Patients

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he Society of Oncology Massage (s4om.org) defines oncology massage as the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Anyone that has ever received cancer therapy, including active treatment, recovery or hospice care is best served by a massage therapist with training in oncology massage. Their skill comprises an informed understanding of cancer and the ways it can affect the human body, the side effects of cancer treatments—medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation—and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease. Rocco Petitti, owner of No-Body’s Perfect Massage Therapy, in Scottsdale, states, “Oncology massage is a way of adjusting techniques, such as Swedish massage, acupressure, reflexology or Trigger Point Therapy in a way so that they are less demanding on a person in treatment. The focus is placed first and foremost on not overtaxing the client’s limited energy and provide them with relaxation and comfort. It is in this place of rest that healing occurs.” Pettiti is a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist with 1,500 hours of training and more than 13 years of experience, including a 300-hour certification in oncology massage through the Peregrine Institute, in Santa Fe, and 50 hours of training in oncology massage from an Eastern medicine perspective with Dr. Sandy Canzone and Gayle McDonald there. For appointments, call 602-740-2409. For more information, visit ScottsdaleOncologyMassage.com. See ad on page 36.

Somewhat related to oncology massage, Agave Massage offers certified massage therapy with more than 25 years of experience. They specialize in professional, certified medical massage, reflexology, massage for fibromyalgia, sound therapy, cranial-neuro therapy for longevity and clinical aromatherapy. Kena McClure, RN, LMT, specializes in medical massage, with certificates in aromatherapy, sound therapy and natural medicine. Her training includes professional nursing, professional massage, certificate in medical massage, in aromatherapy and sound therapy. She is a certified bioenergetic practitioner and wellness consultant and an active member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Location: 3226 N. Miller Rd., Ste. 4, Scottsdale. For appointments, call 480-703-7991 or visit AgaveMassage.com. See ad on page 51. Healing Arts Connection, in Phoenix, hosts a nationally accredited three-day Oncology Massage Workshop that introduces touch practitioners, massage therapists and healthcare professionals to the bodywork considerations presented by an oncology clientele. Workshop time, shared between clinical considerations review and bodywork, prepares practitioners with the knowledge to provide clinically safe and therapeutic touch. Day three includes an oncology client massage and/or bodywork session. This training helps providers understand the primary considerations in offering bodywork for oncology patients; evaluate bodywork sites, positioning and pressure modifications that pertain to medical devices, surgical procedures and drug treatmentrelated side effects; review current clinical research about massage in the oncology setting; and identify acupressure points useful in addressing common cancer treatment related side effects. Healing Arts Connection offers workshops in touch therapies being provided in cancer centers throughout the country, such as reiki, reflexology and cranialsacral therapy. Practitioners of these complementary therapies can facilitate valuable healing experiences at any place on the treatment continuum. The next class will take place from Oct. 13 through 15. For more information, call 623215-7988 or visit How2Heal.com. See ad on page 44.

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week. Doing moderate exercise for just 40 minutes has been shown to significantly reduce sleep apnea (Sleep journal). Use a medicine ball to follow a trainer tutorial at Tinyurl. com/25-MinMedicineBallWorkout. A mini-trampoline also offers a safe and effective workout. A brisk 20-to30-minute daily walk is a must for better sleep.

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

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from both short-term ailments such as migraines or extreme fatigue, and long-term effects that include stroke and heart disease.

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Lose Weight via Diet and Exercise Most people find the problem clears up or is greatly improved when they lose weight. One of the easiest and healthiest ways is eating only fruit from morning until noon, and then eating healthy, nutritious meals for lunch and dinner. Avoid processed, sugar-laden and deep-fried foods. Exercise at least four times a

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

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Vitamins D and C Almost everyone is deficient in vitamin D, even many in sunny regions, reports Dr. Joseph Mercola in his report, The Amazing Wonder Nutrient. Wisely managed sun exposure supplies vitamin D—no more than 20 minutes a day, 10 minutes on each side—without suntan lotion. Alternatively, a high-dose of a quality vitamin D supplement measuring 5,000 international units is adequate, but always take it along with vitamin K2, which helps the body process calcium properly to avoid overdose problems. Our body does not store vitamin C, so we need at least 2,000 milligrams daily to maintain good health. A study published in the American


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Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that vitamin C can reduce damage caused by sleep apnea. High-content foods include bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwi fruit, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas and papayas.

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

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Helpful Natural Medicines ■ Just before bedtime, consume one teaspoon of olive oil (or organic honey) combined with three drops of lavender essential oil. ■ Supplement with serotonin precursor 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), which complements magnesium.

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he right natural pillow is a key component to restful sleep. In fact, pillow comfort and support are as critical to good sleep as the proper mattress. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) (SleepFoundation.org), 91 percent of Americans say that a good pillow is key to their sleep quality. Investing in a high-quality, supportive pillow can be transformative, both personally and professionally. The RAND Corporation calculates that poor sleep among U.S. workers annually costs the U.S. economy some $411 billion. Replace old, worn-out pillows. Pillows can harbor dust mites and their excrement, dead skin cells and bacteria that can exacerbate allergy symptoms. If a pillow is clumping, losing support or yellowing, replace it, says Michelle Fishberg, co-founder of sleep wellness company Slumbr (Slumbr.com). “Quality, properly sourced, down and feather pillows can be comfortable for those that like classic, soft pillows. Buckwheat and natural latex pillows each have unique qualities promoting better sleep. Buckwheat is therapeutic for back pain, all-natural and hypoallergenic, and reduces snoring for some,” advises Fishberg.

Pillow care. The NSF suggests using pillow as well as mattress protectors; PureCare mattress (PureCare. com) is their official source including a range of down pillows and its MiteTight protector. Organic cotton covers are kind to people and the planet. Slumbr.com likewise advises using a protective cover to extend pillow life. Don’t dry clean pillows, because chemicals and heat can do damage. A down pillow can be washed, but it’s best to have it professionally cleaned by a down specialist every three to four years. Or wash them at home no more than twice a year on the delicate cycle, alone in a large or commercial washing machine, to avoid breaking down the down’s natural oils and structure. Latex pillows can be occasionally hand-washed with mild detergent and air-dried flat. Don’t wash buckwheat pillows—if the hulls get wet, pour them into a fine mesh bag and air-dry them in the sun.

■ One of the best pure sources of omega-3—a top remedy for sleep apnea by protecting cells from stress— is krill oil (Alternative Medicine Review). Sleep apnea causes long-term oxidative stress and puts severe demands on the body, which is thought to deplete omega-3 levels. Lloyd Jenkins is a certified naturopath native to Canada and owner of the Budwig Cancer Clinic, in Malaga, Spain. He’s the author of seven books and many articles on treating common diseases using natural therapies. natural awakenings

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Sleep, Stress and Adrenal Fatigue Misconceptions

the aging process. Unfortunately, sleep is interrupted when cortisol is secreted any time other than early in the day. There are four triggers causing HPA axis imbalance between these three glands, mistakenly referred to as adrenal fatigue, according to Dr. Thomas Guilliams, an expert the field of molecular immunology:

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here are those that have been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue because their stressful life has contributed to sleeping issues, or at the very least the symptoms seem to fit—energy levels have dropped off significantly over the years and it’s especially problematic during afternoons. The best remedy combines B-vitamins, magnesium, adaptogenic herbs and critical amino acids like GABA. However, there is no such thing as adrenal fatigue. Unless someone has Addison’s disease, their adrenal glands are working as intended. It’s the signaling upstream that is the problem. Adrenal glands don’t excessively secrete cortisol to the point where they can’t produce it unless damaged. This is the finding by the vast majority of scientific research. Yet adrenal fatigue support formulations work because they are resetting the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis just like the vitamins, minerals and herbs. This distinction is important only if cortisol levels are tested and a patient gets a false negative for “adrenal fatigue” or worse. Then the patient is

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given cortisol that might exacerbate the situation. This is one more reason to always choose well-formulated, herbal-based supplements rather than synthetic stimulating or suppressing cortisol drugs. Cortisol plays a critical role in sleep, stress and inflammation. Our cortisol levels should be highest when we first wake so we are alert, and then taper off quickly. When perceived stress or chronic inflammation occurs, cortisol secretion is initiated. During times of stress, it boosts our system in a threatening situation. Where there is chronic inflammation, cortisol reduces the inflammatory response to protect us from

The important takeaway is that the HPA axis includes a set of neurotransmitters with self-regulating feedback loops. When the body isn’t in balance, the pathways either no longer result in cortisol secretion or the cells become cortisol insensitive, like a diabetic in the presence of too much insulin. This is the body’s system of checks and balances. To address the four triggers, incorporate stress-reducing behaviors like meditation, yoga, essential oils and supplements. Begin with reducing inflammation in the gut by eating a healthy diet, reducing sugar and eliminating rancid vegetable oils. Try to get outside and take in natural light and stay away from the computer screen late at night. Brendan Gaughran is the president of Liver Medic. For more information, visit LiverMedic.com. See ad on page 23.


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Solutions for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

ood sleep hygiene, weight loss and exercise are helpful obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatments a patient can practice on their own. Medical and dental treatments include oral appliance therapy, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and surgery. Patients that cannot tolerate or refuse to use bulky CPAP devices now have a non-surgical alternative. Herbst Oral appliances, worn during sleep, are similar to orthodontic retainers or sports mouth guards. The job of the appliance is to prevent the obstruction which occurs when the lower jaw, tongue and tissues in the back of the throat become relaxed during sleep and collapse into the narrow airway space. Oral appliances are small, convenient and easy to carry when traveling and require no electricity. They are bed partner-approved, discreet, quiet, easy to clean, lowmaintenance and denture-friendly. Oral appliances are indicated for use in patients with mild to moderate OSA or those with severe OSA that cannot use CPAP. They may be used alone or in combination with other means of treating OSA. They reposition the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate and uvula, and stabilize the lower jaw and tongue, thus increasing the muscle tone of the tongue. Ongoing care, including short-term and long-term follow-up to assess the treatment of the sleep disorder, the condition of the appliance, physical response to the appliance, ensuring that it is comfortable and effective is an essential step in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. Natural Awakenings readers receive a free sleep apnea test ($165 value) from Koala Center for Sleep Disorders—Biltmore. Location: 4235 N. 32 St., Phoenix. For appointments, call 602-883-1931. For more information, visit KoalaAz. com. See ad on page 51. natural awakenings

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Fresh Looks at Autism Focusing on a Child’s Optimal Potential by Linda Sechrist

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

Dr. Andrea Libutti, author of Awakened by Autism: Embracing Autism, Self, and Hope for a New World, offers her insights for understanding the multifaceted nature of autism and the need for a personalized plan for healing. Janice Vedrode, a special needs coach, consultant and child advocate in Saginaw, Michigan, founded Spectrum Speaks and writes at JaniceVedrode.com/blog to inform parents about numerous issues regarding ASD. “Because I live in a town that didn’t have an existing support group for parents with ASD children, I took it upon myself to get the ball rolling and advise parents that they need to build a dream team—doctors, therapists, special needs teachers, spiritual community, friends and family—that will make sure their child succeeds and lives a happy and successful life,” says Vedrode. Wanting to help both their own two sons with developmental disabilities and others, Boaz and Minerva Santiago, residents of Pembroke Pines, Florida, became early trailblazers ushering in the self-em-


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ployment movement for special needs individuals. Their Picasso Einstein online educational platform at SelfEmploy.org has launched the #JobCreators Bootcamp Training for parents and professionals and the #JobCreators Integration Program that collaborates with organizations, financial institutions and government agencies. “If you focus on pursuing a business for your child for the sake of their independence, you won’t get caught up in only the business and money aspects. Self-employment allows even greatly impaired individuals the maximum opportunity to experience independence, not just in the present, but for the rest of their lives,” explains Boaz. He cites an example of a young boy with an avid interest in folding clothing. His parents learned how to create a meaningful job for him by creating a simple small laundry business from the family garage. Although at the beginning he was only asked to fold clothing (which

he already expressed interest in), his father now accompanies him around the neighborhood to pass out business cards and promote his service. Being in business has helped him grow as a person. “Begin by assuming your child is competent and make it possible for them to follow their passion and create a future they can be proud of,” advises Boaz. Shining lights are leading the way. With her father’s help, Carly Fleishman, diagnosed at the age of 2 with nonverbal severe autism, wrote a book by striking one computer key at a time that described living in a mind and body afflicted with this condition. Still nonverbal, she hosts a YouTube radio show on which she interviews celebrities via a device that turns keystrokes into verbal language. Kerry Magro, with Autism Speaks, a research and advocacy organization, answered the question, “What Happens to Children with Autism When They Become Adults?” in his TEDx talk, one of his many media ventures. Chris Varney, an “I can” advocate for chil-

Check It Out: Tinyurl.com/ Chris-Varney-Talk Tinyurl.com/ KerryMagroTalk dren’s rights, won rave reviews for his TEDx talk, “My Unstoppable Mother Proved the Experts Wrong.” Such powerful stories specifically relate how parents, grandparents and helpful friends forged networks that freed them and their afflicted children of the inhibiting stigma of autism and enabled them to realize their fullest potential. A bedrock philosophy in supporting ASD and other special needs children is to assume they are competent and learn to see them through God’s lens, rather than the lens of the world. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at ItsAllAboutWe.com.

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Focus on “building foods” so we do not detox too fast. Building foods will generally give us strength by helping adapt to stress, balance hormones, boost and/or modulate the immune system and strengthen organs. Raw foods will generally bind to toxins and break them up. The problem is that if the immune system gets overburdened because too many toxins are being released too fast, we may exhibit flu-like symptoms and reactions. We want to avoid the severity of these reactions as much as possible, and that is why we focus on building the system first. Then we can have a balance of building and detox foods during the process. There’s no need to cut micronutrient building foods out, either on a daily basis or on a specific detox regimen. Some of the best foods and herbs act as builders and detoxifiers. Keep the immune system strong and intelligent. This is probably the most important point that ties into so many parts of our life. The endocrine (hormone) system dramatically impacts the immune system. Stress is a major factor that affects our endocrine system, so when we’re overly stressed, our hormones get imbalanced and our immune system gets low. Over time, the immune system will plummet. Stress relief is less important than adaptation to stress. Stress relief is like saying, “Lift lighter weights to get stronger.” If we simply change our beliefs to stop seeing things as stressful, and then build resistance to it, we will never create negative stress in the first place. We all stress from time to time, and a little stress is a positive thing, but we should never overly stress about anything too much nor stress about being stressed. Realize that everything is working for us. Any stress that does occur can be used as an advantage and a catalyst to take action, to realize something or to change something. As we evolve and dedicate ourselves to optimal health, detox will become a natural result of how we live, instead of a special occasion. Ray Florio is a holistic nutritionist and owner of Spirit Bar, in Gilbert. For more information, phone 480-621-6218 or visit SpiritBarWellness.com. See ad on page 22.


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Steps to determine if a food is gluten-free. • Look for “gluten-free” statement on the package (not required by FDA). • Check the allergen statement. Even though gluten is not one of the top eight food allergens, the term “wheat” may appear. • Read all the ingredients. • Identify where and how the item was packaged. If in a wheat facility, look for the GMP label or testing procedures.

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ing foods as “gluten-free” that they are naturally gluten-free (an apple); inherently gluten-free (buckwheat) and have not been in cross-contact with wheat/gluten-containing ingredients; or measure below 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten content.

• Call the manufacturer if uncertain and inquire on testing or processing procedures.

The FDA intent of the regulatory definition of gluten-free aims to limit consumer confusion when reading ingredient lists. While it’s easy to understand how an apple is gluten-free, cross-contact can occur in a farmer’s field, on shared equipment, in storage bins and silos, during processing and transportation, in packaging rooms, through ventilation systems or in the kitchen.


To people with celiac disease, high intolerance or severe allergy to gluten (wheat), the quantity is of utmost importance. Visualize a piece of bread. Now cut it into 1 million pieces. Only fewer than 20 of those pieces can contain gluten. This rule applies to packaged foods, dietary supplements and imported foods, but not foods regulated by the USDA or TTB (meats, poultry, certain egg products and alcoholic beverages). The FDA has also encouraged the restaurant industry to move ahead with its own gluten-free procedures and policies. According to the FDA, “The goal of manufacturing any food labeled gluten-free should be for the food to not contain any gluten or to contain the lowest amount possible that is less than 20 ppm gluten.� Every step forward in the identifying and regulation of foods that cause unhealthy medical conditions for an individual is welcomed and well received, yet this ruling is still new and meets many challenges. Food providers, processors and manufacturers unaware of it do not test, verify ingredient sources or establish good manufacturing processes (GMP). The cost of testing may restrict businesses from verifying the 20 ppm standard. The FDA does not require manufacturers to test or maintain testing logs or records to substantiate gluten-free claims. Enforcement often occurs through consumers reporting a company’s noncompliance. LynnRae Ries is a certified holistic health coach, plant-based chef, author and founder of Gluten Free Creations Bakery. See ad on page 8.

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Aside from cooking oils, we get free radical exposure being near car exhaust and factories.

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Top scientists of “International HNE Club” published their latest findings that cholesterol hardens when oxidized by free radicals. French fries in America were found to possess extreme levels of free radicals, HydroxyNonEnal (HNE). In addition to causing cholesterol hardening, HNE radicals high in all fried foods, cause DNA oxidation, which leads to replication of cancer cells instead of healthy cells. 2017 science on fats makes it clear the importance of cutting out fried foods, akin to smoking cigarettes.

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A MODERN METABOLIC INTERPRETATION OF CANCER by Dr. Mel Schottenstein

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n popular media and dominating scientific research, cancer is considered a genetic disease stemming from notable damage to an individual’s cellular DNA. In his book, Cancer as a Metabolic Disease, Professor of Biology at Boston College Thomas Seyfried explains that genetic mutations theorized to cause cancer are instead believed to result from a disturbance in cellular metabolism resulting from damage to our energy-producing cellular organelles known as mitochondria. Contrary to a machine that obtains its energy from being plugged into a power grid, humans use mitochondria to produce energy that maintains cellular function, and on a larger scale, physiological processes. These potent little powerhouses produce enough energy for the body to power a 70-watt

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light bulb via aerobic (oxygenated) or anaerobic (non-oxygenated) metabolism. Without mitochrondria, our bodies would cease to function. In cancer cells, damage is believed to occur during the last step of cellular respiration known as oxidative phosphorylation. In this stage, energy molecules known as ATP are produced. Unable to complete the last stage of cellular respiration, cancer cells rely on anaerobic respiration, or fermentation. Much like the production of wine, beer and cheese, these cells do not need oxygen for energy production, only glucose. This very limitation can be exploited to treat individuals with cancer. Understanding the metabolic source for cancer versus chasing an endless rabbit hole of genetic muta-

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hata Yoga, Sound and Energy Healing, 14148 N 100th St, Ste C-130, Scottsdale. 480-699-9600. AnahataYogaAz.com. Healing Circle – 9:15-11am. For certified Reiki practitioners who want to share and support others on their energy path. Pure Light Therapies. RSVP: Judy Richter. 480-695-2002. purelight1111@gmail.com. PureLightTherapies.com.

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Introduction To Mindfulness – 6:30-8:30pm, 4wk series. With Jennifer Martin. $175 incl materials. A Mindfulness Life Center, 10309 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-207-6016. AMindfulnessLifeCenter.com.

Click “Calendar” WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2 Gong Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Experience deep relaxation and meditation through the power of the gong. With Gretchen Bickert. $10-20. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 Discover Your Gifts and Graces – 6-7:30pm. Presentation on self-discovery and healing. Free. Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, 1100 E Apache Blvd, Tempe. Swiha.edu. Kirtan with The Band of Now – 7-9pm. $15. Anahata Yoga, Sound and Energy Healing, 14148 N 100th St, Ste C-130, Scottsdale. 480-699-9600. AnahataYogaAz.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 Cusco and Machu Picchu Retreat – Aug 5-13. All-inclusive health rejuvenation and healing retreat. 480-599-8370. AliveAndRevive.com. Glow with the Flow Yoga – 7:30-8:30pm. A unique flow sequence set to upbeat music. The room will be illuminated with black lights so wear neon colors or white to glow along with your flow. floo-id Yoga, 7077 E Mayo Blvd #130, Phoenix. 480-515-9642. flooidyoga.com. Introduction to Buddhism – 9:30am-12:30pm. What’s Buddhism all about? How does meditation really work? Can you live a Buddhist way of life

in today’s modern world? Buddhist teachings are timeless and universally applicable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists. $25. Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix, 614 E Townley Ave, Phoenix. MeditationInArizona.org.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 iRest Yoga Nidra – 6-7pm. Class begins with gentle movement to prepare for this guided meditation shown to calm the nervous system and help release negative patterns. Helps alleviate symptoms of insomnia, PTSD, anxiety and depression. $10. RestoringBalanceAz.com. Pre-registration required. Call/text Kim: 253-549-5342 or kim@ restoringbalanceaz.com. Meet the Ascended Masters – 10:15-11:30am. Nourish Your Fountain of Life on the Third (Love) Ray with Meditation. Phoenix Summit Lighthouse, 4105 N 20th St, Ste 115, Phoenix. 480-442-5020. Native Flute Playshop – 1pm. A fun, magical day of music. Experience not necessary. Flutes available or you can purchase one. With Armand and Angelina. $25. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org.

MONDAY, AUGUST 7 Full Moon Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Incorporates light kundalini yoga, meditation, plus deep relaxation and healing to the sound of the gong. With Sevak Singh. $25 advance, $30 door. Ana-

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Reflexology Feet – 9am-6pm, Aug 7-8. Learn relaxing and rejuvenating techniques for use with self and others. Lots of practice time. With Barbara Jenkins. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623215-7988. How2Heal.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9 Kirtan with Prem Vidu and The Band of Now – 7-8:45pm. This evening of call and response style community chanting based in the Bhakti yoga tradition stills the mind and evokes joy. It softens and dissolves the layers of separation we have accumulated through our lives – and is lots of fun. $15-$20. Interfaith CommUNITY, 952 E Baseline, #102, Mesa. Rev. Julianne: 480-5938798 or Interfaith-Community.org. Musical Service – 7pm. International inspirational speakers and performing artists, Armand and Angelina, will be offering an evening of music, message and mirth to create a once in a lifetime experience of love, laughter and music. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org. Reflexology Hands – 9am-6pm. Learn therapeutic reflexology to care for your hands, yourself and those you touch. Great wellness service for stress relief and relaxation. With Barbara Jenkins. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.


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Drumming Circle – 6:30-7:30pm. Enjoy expressing yourself through the sounds and vibrations of rhythm. Bring your own drum or percussion instrument. No previous experience necessary. With Tony LaMantia. $10. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org.

Spirit Attachments and Your Health – 6:30pm. Health issues, work, relationships, negativity, accidents, bad luck? Any of these issues can have a host created by spiritual attachments for karma, learning and many reasons. Fatigue, depression, voices, fear, insomnia, multiple-personality, feeling strange… what do you feel? Learn causes, effects, protection and more. With Mimi. $35. Universal Touch, 534 E University Dr, Mesa. RSVP required: 480-835-5380.

Moon Soundings: Gong and Alchemy Crystal Bowl Full Moon Meditation – 7:30-8:45pm. With Kim Balzan. $20 advance; $25 door. A Mindfulness Life Center, 10309 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-207-6016. AMindfulnessLifeCenter.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 CranialSacral Balancing Therapy I – 9am-6pm, Aug 11-13. Powerful complementary healing modality supports healing from the inside. Take the therapeutic benefits experienced in class home to family, friends and your practice. With Barbara Jenkins. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 Lymphatic Drainage Massage – 9am-6pm, Aug 18-20. A massage protocol to stimulate the lymphatic system function while enhancing the immune system and assisting lymphatic system interactions with the digestive, circulatory and cerebrospinal systems. With Barbara Jenkins. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 Chakra Harmony – 7-9pm. A unique group healing experience with James Titschler. $29. Anahata Yoga, Sound and Energy Healing, 14148 N 100th St, Ste C-130, Scottsdale. 480-699-9600. AnahataYogaAz.com. Free Healing Saturday – 10am-2pm. Free 40-minute Healing Touch sessions by appointment only. With Kim or Daniel. Restoring Balance Mind & Body, 2045 S Vineyard, Ste 139, Mesa. RestoringBalanceAz.com. Call/text Kim: 253-549-5342 or kim@restoringbalanceaz.com. Guided Meditation and Reiki – 6-7:30pm. Still your mind and be open to the energetic adjustment that will follow. With Karli Horner. floo-id Yoga, 7077 E Mayo Blvd #130, Phoenix. 480-515-9642. flooidyoga.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 Meet the Ascended Masters – 10:15-11:30am. Learn about the Ascended Master Djwal Kul and the Goddess of Liberty. Phoenix Summit Lighthouse, 4105 N 20th St, Ste 115, Phoenix. 480-442-5020.

markyourcalendar Qi Revolution August 18-20 Qigong and food healing conference that shows how to increase one’s energy and reduce pain and trauma. $149 Free for veterans Tucson Convention Center • Tucson 800-298-8970 • QiRevolution.com The Power of Thought and Emotion – 7-8pm. Discusses the cutting-edge science behind heart and brain coherence and techniques for reducing stress and sleep disturbances, how to plug “energy leaks,” and natural ways to improve overall health. With neuroscientist and Thought Genius founder Dr. Jeffery L. Fannin, Ph.D. Free. 17505 N 79th Ave, Conf Rm 414-B, Glendale. RSVP: 602-548-9092.

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Palm Reading Class – 5-7pm. $30. Everything Just Rocks, 2235 W 1st St, Ste 102, Tempe. 602418-4186. PurpleLotusProductions.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 Rising Sol Women’s Fitness Class – 6:30am. An empowering workout designed for all fitness levels, by tuning into ourselves body, mind and soul with a combination of exercise and reiki. Class led by certified fitness and wellness professional fully insured. $25. Cesar Chavez Park, 7858 S 35th Ave, Laveen. Must pre-register: 909-268-1445. SouliciousByRaquel.com. soulbyraq@gmail.com. Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Snoring and TMJ – 5pm. Informational seminar that discusses treatment options using oral appliance therapy and how it works. Free. Koala Center for Sleep Disorders - Biltmore, 4235 N 32nd St, Ste A, Phoenix. 602-883-1931. KoalaBiltmore.com.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 Breathwork and Sound Healing Journey – 7-8:30pm. With Jere Friedman. $29. Anahata Yoga, Sound and Energy Healing, 14148 N 100th St, Ste C-130, Scottsdale. 480-699-9600. AnahataYogaAz.com. Crystal Singing Bowls Basics – 10am-Noon. With Ronee (Amarjot Kaur) Kipnes. $29. Anahata Yoga, Sound and Energy Healing, 14148 N 100th St, Ste C-130, Scottsdale. 480-699-9600. AnahataYogaAz.com. Crystal Singing Bowls Intensive – 1-5pm. With Ronee (Amarjot Kaur) Kipnes. $56. Anahata Yoga, Sound and Energy Healing, 14148 N 100th St, Ste C-130, Scottsdale. 480-699-9600. AnahataYogaAz.com. Extended Vinyasa – 1-2:30pm. Features all the phsycial mental and spiritual benefits of a regular class in a heated room, plus a lot more. Work on both “beginner” and “advanced” postures and more. floo-id Yoga, 7077 E Mayo Blvd #130, Phoenix. 480-515-9642. flooidyoga.com. Spirit Drum Circle and Mediation – 7-8pm. Join in community for a crystal bowl/sound healing meditation promptly at 7pm and drumming circle at 7:45. With Cindy Green. $20. Interfaith CommUNITY, 952 E Baseline, #102, Mesa. 480593-8798 or Interfaith-Community.org.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 Healing Circle – 6-8pm. For certified Reiki practitioners who want to share and support others on their energy path. Pure Light Therapies. RSVP: Judy Richter. 480-695-2002. purelight1111@gmail.com. PureLightTherapies.com. Meet the Ascended Masters – 10:15-11:30am. Experience the Sacred Fire through the Spoken Word – Ascended Master Zarathrustra. Phoenix Summit Lighthouse, 4105 N 20th St, Ste 115, Phoenix. 480-442-5020.

markyourcalendar Massage Therapist Training Those looking for a new career or extra income can become a massage therapist. Massage therapy programs start August 14 and October 2, with morning and afternoon options. Multiple diploma programs are available. Southwest Institute of Healing Arts 1100 E Apache Blvd, Tempe 480-994-9244 • swiha.edu Pso Gong Sun – 12:30-2pm. Relax the fight-orflight muscle and help condition your body to remain calm. floo-id Yoga, 7077 E Mayo Blvd #130, Phoenix. 480-515-9642. flooidyoga.com. Pure Light and Reiki Therapy Level 2 – 8am4pm. The next step in your Reiki journey to learn how to use your gift as a practitioner. Pure Light Therapies. RSVP: Judy Richter. 480-6952002. purelight1111@gmail.com. PureLightTherapies.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21 The Peaceful Warrior: Developing Humility – 7-8:30pm. Humility enables us to see the interdependence between ourselves and others by increasing our love, compassion and respect for all living beings. With an open and connected mind we can improve our relationships with others and find lasting peace and happiness. With visiting Buddhist monk Gen Chokyan. $15. Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix, 614 E Townley Ave, Phoenix. MeditationInArizona.org.

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Perinatal Massage Certification – 8am-5pm, Aug 21-23. Comprehensive (prenatal, labor and post-partum) hands-on continuing education designed for licensed massage therapists, RN, PT, OT, midwives, doulas or other medical professionals with understanding of female reproductive anatomy. With Tammy Roecker. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988 or info@How2Heal.com. How2Heal.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 Reiki Therapy Meditation – 6:30-8pm. Enjoy a relaxing guided meditation combined with reiki. While in your meditative state, you will receive a calming reiki treatment, allowing you to go even deeper within. $20. Laveen. Must pre-register: 909-268-1445. SouliciousByRaquel. com. soulbyraq@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 Book Signing – 7-9pm. Master Stephen Colwell presents his new work Flying With Dragons. Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix. Master Debra Manning: 602-9231125.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 Flying With Dragons: Finding Your Spiritual Master – 7-9pm. Workshop with Master Stephen Colwell based on his book Flying With Dragons. Donation. New Vision Center, 18010 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix. Master Debra Manning: 602923-1125. Kirtan with The Band of Now – 7-9pm. Kirtan is a call and response style of singing based in the Bhakti yoga tradition. Stilling the mind, softening the heart, evoking joy, and dissolving separateness are just some of the magical benefits of this ancient practice. $15. A Mindfulness Life Center, 10309 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-207-6016. AMindfulnessLifeCenter.com.

Thai Foot Massage – 9am-6pm. This class blends foot reflexology (working specific points on the feet) with foot and leg massage techniques from Traditional Thai Massage. Learn a 60-minute protocol including the use of a folk instrument (wooden dowel included). Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988 or info@How2Heal.com. How2Heal.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 Art Bash – 10am-1pm. Local artist Anthony Keyes leads this workshop in painting through the process of making a beautiful elephant called “Prosper In Peace.” $40, incl materials. Interfaith CommUNITY, 952 E Baseline, #102, Mesa. 480479-5247 or paypal.me/brushbashparty. Relax and Restore Balance – 10am-Noon. Learn how to improve your balance and how to reduce stress at the same time. Using the principles of tai chi and qigong, we can take back control of our wellness and improve our lives. With Leslie Cook. $25. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org. Special Guided Meditation for Opening the Heart – 7-9pm. With Master Avi. New Vision Center, 18010 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix. Master Debra Manning: 602-923-1125. Traditional Thai Massage – 9am-6pm, Aug 2627. With Joel and Lauren Sheposh. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988 or info@How2Heal. com. How2Heal.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 Open Heart and Soul Workshop – 10am-6pm. With certified master teachers of Tao Academy, including Master Stephen Colwell. New Vision Center, 18010 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix. Master Debra Manning: 602-923-1125. Pure Light and Reiki Therapy Level 1 – 8:30am4:30pm. Blending traditional Usui with other energy modalities to bring to you balance for

self-healing and the potential for working with others. $90. Pure Light Therapies. RSVP: Judy Richter. 480-695-2002. purelight1111@gmail. com. PureLightTherapies.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 28 Healing Circle – 9:15-11am. For certified Reiki practitioners who want to share and support others on their energy path. Pure Light Therapies. RSVP: Judy Richter. 480-695-2002. purelight1111@gmail.com. PureLightTherapies.com. MYO Trigger Point Releases – 9am-6pm, Aug 28-30. Utilize the concepts of common myofascial trigger point locations and referral zones in tracing pain to distressed areas based on prescribed patterns specific to each muscle and use release techniques to relieve pain and improve functioning. With Lisa Boggs. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988 or info@How2Heal.com. How2Heal.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 Let’s Cook! – 6:30-8pm. A fun and interactive cooking class that includes step by step demonstration, recipes and tasty treats. Scientists have done case studies on the Ayurveda knowledge that the chakras (energy points) of the body are connected to certain emotions and physical states. One way we can balance our chakras is through nutrition. With Chakra Chef Raquel Perez. $25. Laveen. Must pre-register: 909-268-1445. SouliciousByRaquel.com. soulbyraq@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 Energy Reading on Health Issues – 6:30pm. Bring your questions regarding your health issues. Using intuitive awareness, dowsing tools, muscle testing and energy reading, our team of kinesiologists, reiki, master dowser and medical intuitive with more than 40 years’ combined experience will assist you with finding the source of your issues. $40. Universal Touch, 534 E University Dr, Mesa. RSVP required: 480-835-5380.

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savethedate SEPTEMBER 1 Discover Your Gifts and Graces – 6-7:30pm. Presentation on self-discovery and healing. Free. Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, 1100 E Apache Blvd, Tempe. Swiha.edu. Reflexology Feet – 9am-6pm, Sept 1-2. Learn relaxing and rejuvenating techniques for use with self and others. Lots of practice time. With Barbara Jenkins. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623215-7988. How2Heal.com.

SEPTEMBER 3 Reflexology Hands – 9am-6pm. Learn therapeutic reflexology to care for your hands, yourself and those you touch. Great wellness service for stress relief and relaxation. With Barbara Jenkins. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.

SEPTEMBER 4 Trigger Points: Hand and Wrist – 9am-1pm. Address soft tissue challenges related to hands and wrists by working with trigger points and referral areas to facilitate pain relief and improved functioning. With Barbara Jenkins. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.

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How To Transform Your Life – 6:30pm. Learn how to use the timeless wisdom of Buddha’s teachings to transform your life by tapping into a reliable source of happiness and fulfillment within your mind. By developing and maintaining a peaceful mind all the time you can find a truly happy and meaningful life. With Buddhist Monk Gen-la Kelsang Jampa. $15 advance; $20 door. Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 882 Sunset Ave, Prescott. MeditationInNorthernArizona.org. 928-637-6232.

Bashar: Sedona Weekend Event – Sept 9-10. Bashar as channeled by Darryl Anka. Sedona Performing Arts Center, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona. Bashar.org.

SEPTEMBER 6 Guided Meditation – 6:30-7:30pm. Raffle proceeds and love donations shared with LaFrontera Arizona EMPACT Suicide Prevention Center & Animal Rescue. With Marsha Craven. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988 or info@How2Heal.com. How2Heal.com. The Power To Be Happy – 6:30pm. Everyone can find lasting happiness by developing a calm and peaceful mind. Learn how we can improve the quality of our life through transforming our mind. Learn simple and effective meditation techniques to make yourself and other happy. With Buddhist Monk Gen-la Kelsang Jampa. $15 advance; $20 door. Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 North Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff. MeditationInNorthernArizona.org. 928-637-6232.

SEPTEMBER 8 A Blissful Journey To the Subtle Mind – 6:30pm. Buddha taught that we have different levels of consciousness. By training in meditation we can learn to experience its more subtle levels. Through this we will naturally improve our concentration and mental peace, accelerate our spiritual development, and open ourselves to a profound and life-changing view of reality. With Buddhist Monk Gen-la Kelsang Jampa. $15 advance; $20 door. Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona. MeditationInNorthernArizona. org. 928-637-6232.

Reiki I and II – 10am-6pm, Sept 9-10. With Marsha Craven, 5th generation usui reiki master teacher and 2015 Natural Choice Award winner for reiki. Bring reiki as a healing practice into your life and your enhanced healing powers will always be with you. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com. A Vision for Peace Workshop – 1:30pm. In our troubled world, there is decreasing trust and harmony between people and increasing unhappiness. How can we solve these problems and make positive changes in our relationships with others? Learn practical but profound methods taught by Buddha for improving our good heart and our wisdom. $35 advance; $40 door. Flagstaff Federated Community Church, 400 WAspen Ave, Flagstaff. MeditationInNorthernArizona. org. 928-637-6232.

SEPTEMBER 10 emPower Concert Event – 7pm. Magic and positive music with Daniel Nahmod, Sue Riley and Richard Mekdeci. Daniel’s music provides the soundtrack for the New Thought movement and Sue and Richard are cofounders of emPower Music and Arts and the PosiPalooza! concerts which is emPowering humanity through music, writing and the spoken word. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org.

SEPTEMBER 11 Hypnotherapy Certification – Start of a 500-hour state-licensed certification course. Hypnotherapy Academy of America. 505-767-8030. HypnotherapyAcademy.com.

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33 experts in afterlife communications, consciousness studies, death, dying and the new spirituality gathered for one amazing conference. Learn scientifically proven, cutting-edge afterlife communications practices, end-of-this-life-activities and explore the meaning and purpose of life, presented by the Afterlife Research and Education Institute, Inc. Embassy Suites, Scottsdale AfterlifeStudies.org

SEPTEMBER 12 Choose Happiness – 7-8:30pm. Each and every one of us has the potential to tap into an endless supply of peace and happiness. Gen-la Kelsang Jampa will explain the methods that free us from negative emotions, making joy and happiness our everyday reality. With Buddhist monk Gen-la Kelsang Jampa. $20, must preregister. Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix, 614 E Townley Ave, Phoenix. MeditationInArizona.org. Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Snoring and TMJ – 5pm. Informational seminar that discusses treatment options using oral appliance therapy and how it works. Free. Koala Center for Sleep Disorders - Biltmore, 4235 N 32nd St, Ste A, Phoenix. 602-883-1931. KoalaBiltmore.com.

Attend an upcoming class or retreat from the “Book Whisperer” Tom Bird Sept 20 – Storm Wisdom Sept 27 – Sedona Creative Life Center Oct 7 – Unity of Phoenix

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Fast Track Retreat Sept 28 through Oct 4 Write Your Book in a Weekend Retreat Nov 9-12 Sedona Rough Hotel and Spa

ANGEL BOOK – Angel Tribute. Makes Great Gifts. Personalize Your Book. Ages 10 to 110. Angel Tea Time. Ask about Fund-Raising. Need A Speaker? www.PaulasStories.com. On AMAZON. 602-323-7752.

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SEPTEMBER 13 Chakra Balancing and Healing – 10am-6pm, Sept 13-14. Balancing Your Seven Magnificent Chakras “Mag 7” Chakra extravaganza. Experience the power of balancing and healing through your major chakras. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.

SEPTEMBER 15 The Intuitive Pathway (TIP) Intensive – Sept 15-17 part one. For those interested in medical intuition, executive intuition, interspecies communication, forensics, creative writing, innovation, resource location and many more applications. Cay Randall-May, Ph.D., LMT, Certified Medical Intuitive. Part two Oct 20-22. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.

DISTANCE HEALER – One of the world’s best. 40 years’ experience. My fee $9.00 – not a misprint. My motivation – results for YOU. Not big $s for me. Master Stempkowski @ 928-592-3101. ILLUMINATE YOUR LIFE PATH! – Remove blocks to abundance, creativity, relationships, and more. I will consult with your Beings of Lights to access your Akashic record — the record of your soul’s journey — to remove obstacles so you can live a life you love. For details, please visit Meg at goalswithheart.com/ akashicphx. JOY CARTER, MSW, CHT, LC – Certified Hypnotherapist & Life Coach. 602-730-6213. joyouslifecoach@gmail.com. joyouslifecoach. net, Mindful Habit Change, Weight Loss, Life Coaching, & Hypnotherapy. LIFE COACH – Life Awakened, Life Loved, Life Accepted, Life Peace, Life Present, Life Awareness, Life Actualized. $20/$40 Sessions. JOHN KAI 520-339-2315. Phoenix.. SOUND THERAPY-SPIRITUAL HEALING – Create your own serenity. Find out how playing the native flute resonates with your spirit. Workshops monthly. Flutes provided. Information at www.song-within.com. SUPPLEMENT OR REPLACE YOUR INCOME – Set your own hours. Work from anywhere in the U.S. Great for health-conscious people. Excellent business ethics a must with generous compensation. Call 904-310-8243 or visit www.livetotalwellness.com/sabrina.

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Art of Recovery Expo – 9:30am-4pm. Offers the “whole family” resources, educational workshops and a celebration of National Recovery Month. Over 100 exhibitors of leading behavioral health and treatment providers. Free. Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix. ArtOfRecoveryExpo.com.

Embracing Your Journey Expo – 9am-5pm. Explore alternative and healthy ideas, new modalities, products and practitioners. Find nutrition coaches, organic food samples, Reiki healers, aura photos, intuitive readers and more in a fun atmosphere. Free lectures, raffles every hour and gift bags to the first 100 tickets purchased. $5, $50 limited VIP passes. Kids 10 and under are free. Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Anazai Ballroom, 7677 N 16th St, Phoenix. PurpleLotusProductions.com.

CranialSacral Balancing Therapy I – 9am-6pm, Sept 25-27. Powerful complementary healing modality supports healing from the inside. Take the therapeutic benefits experienced in class home to family, friends and your practice. With Barbara Jenkins. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.

SEPTEMBER 21 Soulful Tribe Az Yoga Festival – Sept 21-24. Featuring Arizona’s best yoga instructors. Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale. iamsoulfultribe.com.

SEPTEMBER 29 Facial Rejuvenation – 9am-6pm. Practice facial lymphatic drainage sequence and acupressure techniques and experience rejuvenating results. With Barbara Jenkins. $110. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.

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OCTOBER 3 Dance in the Light – Oct 3-6. Are you ready to be the light? Learn to trust your intuitive gifts and share them with the world, become a powerful healer and create your own sacred ceremonies and tools. Facilitated by BakeR Gendron. $688. Gateway Cottage Wellness Center, 470 N SR 89A, Sedona. GatewayCottageWellness.com.

OCTOBER 7 Take advantage of fresh, local produce from Peoria Farmers’ Market: the best Arizona farms. Visit their respective Park West, 9744 West Northern Avenue, websites for the most current information. Peoria Ahwatukee Farmers’ Market: 4700 East Warner Road, Phoenix Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carefree Farmers’ Market 1 Sundial Circle, Carefree Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chandler Farmers’ Market: 3 South Arizona Avenue, Chandler Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m. Gilbert Farmers’ Market: 222 North Ash Street, Gilbert Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon Goodyear Farmers’ Market 3151 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mesa Community Farmers’ Market: 20 E. Main St., Mesa Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market 3806 North Brown Avenue, Scottsdale Saturdays 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Earth Harmony Festival – Oct 7-8. Eco village tours, live music, speakers, yoga, kid’s village, vendors, camping and more. $10. Avalon Organic Gardens and Eco Village, Tumacacori, AZ. 520398-2542. EarthHarmonyFestival.org.

NOVEMBER 3 Medical Intuitive Seminar – Nov 3-5. Opening the doors of high sense perception. Learn medical intuitive techniques including opening your soul’s eyes to see your physical body’s energy anatomy and much more. $495 early bird. Gateway Cottage Wellness Center, 470 N SR 89A, Sedona. GatewayCottageWellness.com.

NOVEMBER 9 Way of the Seabhean – Nov 9-13. Learn shamanic priestessing with international shamanic teacher and healer Amantha Murphy. $1,144 early bird. Gateway Cottage Wellness Center, 470 N SR 89A, Sedona. GatewayCottageWellness.com.


ongoingcalendar mondays Tai Chi and Qi Gong – 10-11am. Activate and experience the natural healing capabilities in the body. With Leslie Cook. $10-15. Unity of Mesa, 2740 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org.

tuesdays Chronic Pain Prevention Class – 6-7pm. Learn about an integrative three-step approach for pain relief using stretch therapy, corrective exercise and nutrition metabolism identification. Free. Studio Health, 1425 S Higley, Ste 101, Gilbert. RSVP: 480-466-6398. StudioHealthAz.com. Rewind Yoga – 10:30-11:30am. Designed for people 50 and up, the class focuses on balancing, increasing flexibility and building functional strength. With Kim Carter. $10 (first class is free, maximum six students). Restoring Balance Mind & Body, 2045 S Vineyard, Ste 139, Mesa. RestoringBalanceAz.com. Pre-registration required. Call or text Kim: 253-549-5342. kim@restoringbalanceaz.com.

wednesdays “A Course in Miracles” Study Group – 1-2:15pm. Long-time ACIM student and teacher

Rev. Julianne Lewis leads this interactive time of discussion and sharing, for beginners and experienced ACIM students. $10. Interfaith CommUNITY, 952 E Baseline, #102, Mesa. Rev. Julianne: 480-593-8798 or Interfaith-Community.org. Watercolor Art Classes – 9:45am-12:30pm. All levels, beginner to advanced. Learn fluid color technique, drawing and composition. Small class of 8 students. No talent required, just a desire to create. With Allura Westly. Paradise Valley area. 602-469-0524. allurawatercolor@cox.net.

thursdays Buddhist Meditation – 6:30-8pm, starting Aug 10. Aug 10 – Inner Peace; Aug 17 – Pure Light; Aug 24 – Inspiration. These three simple guided meditations are forms of breathing meditation that help to calm the mind, reduce stress, and give rise to an experience of inner peace and wellbeing. $10. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org. Rewind Yoga – 10:30-11:30am. Designed for people 50 and up, the class focuses on balancing, increasing flexibility and building functional strength. With Kim Carter. $10 (first class is free, maximum six students). Restoring Balance Mind & Body, 2045 S Vineyard, Ste 139, Mesa. RestoringBalanceAz.com. Pre-registration required. Call or text Kim: 253-549-5342. kim@restoringbalanceaz.com.

fridays A Course in Miracles – 7-9pm. Group book study open to newcomers. Donation. Unity of Mesa Annex Bldg, 2740 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org. Gnosis of Yeshua – 6-8pm. Weekly discussion group focusing on Mystical Yeshua and ending with prayer and energy work. $10. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org.

sundays Celebration Service – 10:30-11:45am. August theme: “Color Outside The Lines.” Discover New Thought, Ancient Wisdom, and Interfaith teachings – ACIM – and open-minded, loving, creative people. Features uplifting music and positive messages to enlighten, encourage and sometimes make you laugh. Interfaith CommUNITY, 952 E Baseline, #102, Mesa. Rev. Julianne: 480-5938798 or Interfaith-Community.org. Sunday Services – 10:15am. A Positive Path for Spiritual Living. Nursery available for infants through kindergarten at 10:15am. Sunday Discussion Group and Meditation Practices Group in Education Annex 9am. Youth ministry classes are open in the Education Annex at 10:15am. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org.

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SOULICIOUS BY RAQUEL Raquel Perez Laveen, AZ 85339 909-268-1445 soulbyraq@gmail.com SouliciousByRaquel.com Raquel weaves the beauty of energy work, healthy (and tasty) food and fitness together to transform body, mind and soul. She is an intuitive Reiki Master and her mission is to help others heal with Reiki as she has. She is a professionally trained Chef who offers Chakra Cooking Classes for a Chakra balanced diet. In addition, she offers empowering women’s fitness training. She is a certified ACE fitness professional.

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Thirteen years of experience in oncology/cancer massage and chronic pain problems. New client special of $49 one hour massage. See ad on page 36.

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An integrated medical and wellness practice offering individualized attention and a variety of services including BHRT and naturopathy. Find list of doctors, services and carefully- v etted h ealth su p p le men ts at InnovativePrimaryCareAZ.com.

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2915 E. Baseline Road, Suite 101 Gilbert, AZ 85234 Toll Free 1-866-696-3847 mdvip.com/SandraLevittMD Guided by the principal of integrating care of the mind, body and spirit, board-certified primary care physician, Dr. Sandra Levitt, will be offering personalized care, including prevention, wellness and education through her concierge-like practice.

NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS KATKA NOVAKOVA, MD (EUROPE), ND 29850 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite 114 Cave Creek, AZ 85331 480-524-4304 info@DrKatka.com DrKatka.com

My desire is to educate, empower and inspire people on their personal healing journey. I believe that healing is possible—on all levels. See ad on page 12.

PAUL STALLONE, NMD

Arizona Integrative Medical Center, P.C. 8144 E. Cactus Road #820 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-214-3922 DrStallone.com Dr. Stallone’s main focus is to listen and understand the underlying cause of an individual’s illness. Often it is a combination of nutritional, emotional, chemical, structural, and lifestyle factors. He uses a vast array of modalities to effectively treat the acute and chronic diseases that are commonly seen today. See ad on inside front cover.

PAIN MANAGEMENT MARY PETERSON PHYSICAL THERAPY

Mary Peterson PT, MS Ed 480-998-1646 MaryPetersonPT.com Personalized care for lingering pain and stress. Integrating handson therapies like visceral manipulation, cranial therapy and myofascial release with self-care strategies. Over 25 years experience finding solutions.


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Pain Therapies & Performance Solutions 1425 S. Higley Road, Suite #101 Gilbert, AZ 85296 480-466-6398 StudioHealthAz.com Sports therapy and C.H.E.K specialty care. • Golfers • Runners • Cyclists • Triathletes 30 min Free consultations.

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RETREATS/WORKSHOPS EXPERIENCE NUTRITION GROUP, LLC Melanie A. Albert Phoenix, AZ 602-615-2486 EXPNutrition.com Facebook.com/NewViewHealthyEating

Intuitive Cooking Experience: Workshops, cooking classes, events, and retreats for organizations. Learn simple culinary techniques; create healthy meals with whole foods; enjoy eating with community.

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“Celebrating a Positive Path to Spiritual Living” 952 E. Baseline Road #102 • Mesa, AZ 85204 Rev. Julianne Lewis 480-593-8798 Info@Interfaith-Community.org Interfaith-Community.org At Interfaith CommUNITY, we share open-minded joyful spirituality with respect for cultural, religious and lifestyle diversity. Join us for the journey toward our unique and perfect Divine Potential! See ad on page 14.

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Meditation Retreats & Classes in Modern Buddhism 6701 E Mountain Ranch Road Williams, AZ 86046 928-637-6232 MeditationInNorthernArizona.org Dedicated to providing the local and worldwide Buddhist practice and engage in meditation retreats. Everyone is welcome.

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A Temple dedicated to bringing peace and happiness to the world, and to removing suffering, through meditation and classes on Modern Buddhism. Be inspired and empowered to reach your full spiritual potential to be of greatest benefit to others.

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Koala Center for Sleep Disorders--Biltmore 4235 N. 32nd Street, Suite A Phoenix, AZ 85018 • 602-883-1931 KoalaBiltmore.com Dr. Hamann is passionate about helping people with sleep disorders. She is the owner of the Koala Center for Sleep Disorders – Biltmore, providing oral appliance therapy for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Her goal is to help you sleep better so that you will experience a greater quality of life. See ad on page 51.

5025 S. Ash Avenue, Suite B-15 Tempe, AZ 85282 480-219-9633 retablos@cox.net TheShrineOfHolyWisdom.org

Experience the Divine. We are an inclusive community that offers a diversity of spiritual practices. Our offerings include courses in the Western Mystical Tradition, Angelic Theurgy, Meditation and Prayer.

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UNITY OF MESA

2700 E. Southern Avenue Mesa, AZ 85204 480-892-2700 UnityOfMesa.org Unity of Mesa offers practical spiritual teachings for abundant and meaningful living. We are a progressive spiritual community that explores universal principles and practices. Weddings, memorials, christenings, classes and activities for the “spiritual, not religious”. Sunday Summer Discussion and Meditation Groups: 9:00am; Summer Service and Youth program: 10:15am. All are welcome. See ad on page 52.

WEIGHT LOSS INSIGHTS FOR LIFE

Martha Reed, PhD 18589 N. 59th Avenue, Suite 108 Glendale, AZ 85308 623-249-5888 InsightsForLife.center

WELLNESS CENTERS ABSOLUTE HEALTH Dr. Sara Penton, D.C. 8360 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 135 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-991-9945 AbsoluteHealthAz.com Our focus is treating the whole person based on each individual’s needs, using acupuncture, allergy relief, chiropractic, massage, naturopathic, biofeedback and neurofeedback. See ad on page 39.

YOGA FLOO-ID YOGAA 7077 E. Mayo Boulevard, Suite 130 Phoenix, AZ 85054 480-515-9642 FlooidYoga.com Featuring a wide variety of yoga classes, including Bikram Style and heated vinyasa, perfectly warmed and humidified to provide immediate improvement in muscle and ligament flexibility. $49 new student special. See ad on page 12.

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Very effective all-natural herbal remedy made by Peter Bigfoot of Reevis Mountain School. Topical application to reduce pain and suffering. It works.

“Easily Lose ½-1 pound a day” with my whole person approach. Combining Homeopathics, Hypnotherapy, Far Infrared Heat Therapy, Life Coaching and Vibefit Therapy. No Needles and Homeopathic Safe.

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