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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.

14 26 FASHION VERSUS 32 THE ENVIRONMENT by Loren North

28 PROACTIVE SCREENING FOR WOMEN UNDER 50

by Lenna Shepard

30 SWIHA GRADUATES USE HYPNOTHERAPY 38 TO HEAL by Martin Miron

32 CHIROPRACTIC TO THE RESCUE

It Helps IBD, ADHD, PMS and Other Conditions by Edward Group

36 TREE-MENDOUS LOVE

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How Trees Care for Each Other by Melissa Breyer

38 BORN TO EAT WILD Why Ancestral Diets Boost Health by Judith Fertig

40 WALKING MEDITATION The Calming and Centering Effects of Labyrinths by Gina McGalliard

44 SORE THROAT SOOTHERS

Natural Remedies Help Kids Heal by Kathleen Barnes

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19 healthbriefs 22 globalbriefs 24 eventspotlight 32 healingways

22 36 inspiration

38 consciouseating 40 fitbody 44 healthykids

36 46 calendar

50 classifieds 5 1 farmersmarkets 53 resourceguide

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n addition to publishing our October issue, I am excited to share an exclusive online feature this month (visit NaturalAz.com) entitled “Change Makers: Inspired to Act,” which illustrates the many enlightened individuals across our nation who have taken the initiative to make significant changes in healthy and green living in the world around them. As the piece rightly points out, “Thousands of people each day choose to see a world radiating with hope and light, despite ever-present conflict and strife. Their talents and gifts, alliances and collaborations are inspiring a new story that ripples outward into our communities and beyond.” Their stories are indeed inspiring – and all of us can likely think of our own local heroes that are driving innovations to better our world. We plan to spotlight some of these important Valley residents in future issues. Be sure to read “Chiropractic to the Rescue,” which describes how chiropractic care can be used to heal ills such as IBD, ADHD, PMS and other conditions. The intricacies of the human body still amaze me with how interconnected our muscles, bones and organs are. As cooler temperatures arrive with fall, take time to be outdoors and appreciate our natural surroundings. Our story “Tree-Mendous Love” in this issue reveals how trees can amazingly care for each other—yet one more reason to applaud nature’s majesty.

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newsbriefs Come Home to Your Heart’s Wisdom Retreat

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oted teachers and facilitators Barbara Evans Levine and Marcey DiCaro will present Come Home to Your Heart’s Wisdom, a three-day retreat from November 4 through 6 at the beautiful and tranquil El Rancho Robles Retreat Center, in Oracle. The retreat will help attendees discover more peace, joy and relaxation and learn to incorporate these states of being in daily life. “It is said that there is a brain in the heart which can guide the mind in choosing actions that promote greater peace. Here you will be able to release all that holds you back from experiencing unlimited possibilities for greater peace and joy,” says DiCaro. The retreat will include daily meditations, qigong, healing through creative arts, quiet time for reflection and integration and much more. Healthy gourmet meals and double occupancy lodging will be available. The event is sponsored by The Essential Alchemist and Silence Heals (SilenceHeals.com). Location: 1170 N. Rancho Robles Rd., Oracle. For more information, call 520-490-4149 or visit TheEssentialAlchemist.com.

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ationally known speaker and author Dr. Scott Conard will be the keynote speaker at a TriVita Wellness Center diabetes health event, Say No to Diabetes and Many Diseases Related To It, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., October 27, in North Scottsdale. Conard is a diplomate of the Board of Family Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine and a certified diabetes educator. Topics include recognizing risk factors, early detection and valuable tips that may help prevent and reverse diabetes and related conditions. TriVita Wellness Center is a fully licensed medical facility that creates personalized wellness programs designed to improve physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Admission is free. Location: 16100 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, Ste. G104, Scottsdale. Preregistration is encouraged to ensure seating by calling 480-656-8133.

Lecture and Meditation Series at New Vision Center

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heryl and Jon Pederson are presenting a new monthly lecture/meditation series about the energies of the current times, the potential and opportunity for all to envision the new world and awaken to a new self. Topics include the crisis of change and the signs and symptoms of the transition; how to adjust, adapt and stay in hope and not get caught in fear; and how to be a co-creator in the change. The meetings will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., October 9, November 13 and December 11, including sound, melodies and a Cosmic Heart Meditation. Cost is $10. Location: New Vision Center, 18010 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. RSVP to 602-670-6106 or TheHeartCenter@gmail.com. For more information, visit CherylPederson.com/events.

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Celebrate Your Life Conference in Scottsdale

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he next Celebrate Your Life conference will be held from November 4 through 7 in Scottsdale, featuring top spiritual teachers and visionaries, including Marianne Williamson, Caroline Myss, Neale Donald Walsch, Gregg Braden, Lisa Williams and others. This retreat from the challenges of the world promises to help transform the lives of those attending. The event features workshops with the world’s top spiritual teachers of our time, surrounded by an amazing global community of soul seekers, including four keynote sessions, six master class break-out sessions, plus an optional full-day pre- and/ or post-conference. Participants can expect to learn new ways to explore who they are in the world and deepen their spiritual journey, discover how to break through limitations that are holding them back and learn to ignite passion and create a clear vision for a better future. For more information, call 480-970-8543 or visit Celebrate YourLife.org. See ad on page 5.

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rizona Cannabis Conference & Expo will be held October 15 and 16 in Phoenix. Renowned pain specialist David Tonkin, M.D.; an 11-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl winner Marvin Washington; and Native American Healing Center founder Larry Banegas, MSW, have teamed up David Tonkin, M.D. to produce a public service announcement, Cannabis Addresses Prescription Opioid Addiction, sponsored by Isodiol. Each has unique views on opioid addiction. Tonkin’s mission is educating healthcare providers of a non-habitforming alternative to quickly and effectively wean patients off prescription opioids. Washington’s initiative is making sports safer by using cannabis for pain management and research on concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Banegas’ message is that addiction is a brain disease that should be a qualifying condition for medical cannabis use. The three cannabis industry experts engage audiences while explaining the differences between marijuana and hemp cannabinoids; what is psychoactive and what is not (THC vs. other cannabinoids); and cannabidiol (CBD) that is accessible and ships everywhere hemp products are sold. Through Q&A, audiences receive critical information that can help them address opioid addiction. For more information, call Denise Mahaffey at 760-9086565 or email denise@cannabisPRmedia.com. 14

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inda J. Curry has published a new book, Pebbles of Gold, after spending the last 20 years researching and living the human experience while constantly stepping up her game to be an expert in finding balance in life, from healthy eating to fear and trauma. With her motto, “Attaining health one bite at a time,” she has been simplifying health and growth strategies through wisdom, compassion, acceptance and practicality. Curry assists others to cultivate health through her expertise in spiritual growth, herbalism, plant-based culinary cuisine and coaching. Experienced in healthy food preparation, she spends much of her time simplifying nutrition for individuals and groups and teaching them how to cleanse and nourish the body through whole plant cuisine. In Pebbles of Gold, Curry takes readers through her own personal stories of transformation and simplifies the path to inner bliss and fulfillment in life. The book is available at TrueBalanceWellness.com, LindaCurry.com and Amazon.com.

Dr. Sue Morter on Energy Medicine at Unity of Mesa

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r. Sue Morter, a quantum field visionary, pioneer in bio-energetic medicine and leading authority on bio-energetic synchronization technique, will appear at two events at Unity of Mesa, drawing from her experience of more than 30 years as a doctor and facilitator of groups and individuals interested in natural healing and a better life. At Energy Medicine and Finding Your Passionate Purpose, from 7 to 9 p.m., October 28, she will explain The Power of Doing Your Thing to discover the energetics of manifesting our passionate purpose ($20 advance/$25 door). For Awaken the Healer Within: Merging Mind, Body and Breath for Embodiment of Spirit, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., October 30, Morter will explore the relationship of the conscious and subconscious mind, energy centers in the body and their influence on creative capacity and physical healing ($49 advance/$54 door). Combination ticket $60 through Eventbrite.com. Location: 2700 E. Southern Ave., Mesa. For more information, call 480-892-2700 or visit UnityOfMesa.org. See ad on page 41. 16

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Alex Hermosillo is the Master of Energy Healing

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lex Hermosillo, founder of the Mastery of Energy Healing (MEH) center, in Tempe, and author of the book A True Story of Hope, Healing and Miracles, offers oneon-one private sessions and MEH training classes. A near-death experience enhanced his unique gift to heal, and Hermosillo has already assisted more than 7,000 people around the world dealing with physical, emotional, spiritual illness or chronic pain, often with miraculous and spontaneous results. He says, “From the moment you are born to the present, your body and mind stores a complete record of information about you called cell memory; every experience of joy, gratitude, contentment and peace of mind is within you. Also within you are the energies and memories of heartbreaks, grief, judgment and fear.” Hermosillo developed a quick, simple and gentle energy healing method that anyone can do for themselves and others; they experience a release of anxiety, stress, worries, fear, confusion, aches, pains and disease, allowing greater clarity, peace of mind and relief from symptoms of illness. Location: 1415 E. Guadalupe Rd., Ste. 106, Tempe. For more information, call 480-345-9972 or visit MasteryOfEnergyHealing.com. See ad on page 9.

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cientists from the University of Colorado have determined that individuals older than 65 that run three times a week will likely burn oxygen at the same rate as a 20-year-old runner. Despite being more than four decades older, these runners spend a similar amount of metabolic energy as their younger counterparts. Published in the American College of Sports Medicine journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the study tested 15 older and 15 younger runners. Each ran a minimum of three times a week for at least 30 minutes each time during the prior six months. The subjects were tested on a specialized treadmill that measured the force applied to the running belt. Each person ran for five minutes during each test at different speeds between 4.5 and 6.5 miles per hour. Regardless of running mechanics and technique, the older runners utilized their metabolic energy at a similar rate as the young runners at all speeds. “Our prior research suggests that the muscles themselves are becoming less efficient. I think of it as your body is like a car. Your body has its own fuel efficiency, and what we’ve seen is that the fuel efficiency in muscles is reduced in older adults that are sedentary or only walk occasionally,� says lead researcher and Professor of Kinesiology Justus Ortega. natural awakenings

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Sleep Apnea Increases Cancer Risk

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t the cellular level, a low-oxygen environment will cause normal cells to atrophy, or shrink. With cancer cells, it causes them to proliferate, or grow. These findings were brought to light recently when two new studies found that people with sleep apnea, a serious breathing disorder that occurs when a person’s airway becomes obstructed during sleep, resulting in oxygen deprivation, have a higher risk of cancer. Sleep apnea has been associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression, but these two studies are the first to directly tie sleep apnea to increased cancer risk in humans. The first study done on 5,600 patients from seven different sleep clinics in Spain revealed that in severe obstructive sleep apnea cases where a patient stops breathing for 10 seconds or longer for 30 episodes or more per hour, the patients had a 65 percent greater risk of developing cancer of any kind. The researchers in this study focused on measuring the hypoxemia index, which evaluates the amount of time a sleeper spent with less than 90 percent oxygen in the blood. Of these patients, none had a cancer diagnosis when the study began. The research showed that the greater the extent of hypoxemia, or lack of oxygen during sleep, the

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more likely a person would receive a cancer diagnosis during the study. As time spent without oxygen increased, so too did cancer risk. “This is really big news,” says Dr. Joseph Golish, former chief of sleep medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, who was not involved in the research. “It’s the first time this has been shown, and it looks like a very solid association.” The second study followed 1,500 government workers in Wisconsin. The team at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has been monitoring extensive overnight sleep studies since 1989. Their research recently revealed that people with moderate apnea (16 to 30 episodes per hour) were found to die from cancer at a rate twice that of people without the sleep breathing disorder. Those in the severe category (more than 30 episodes per hour) perished at a 4.8 times greater rate. In both studies, the researchers ruled out the usual risk factors for cancer such as age, smoking, alcohol use, physical activity and weight. The association between sleep-disordered breathing and cancer remained even after they adjusted for these factors. “This is really striking,” says Dr. F. Javier Neito, one the authors of the Wisconsin study. “It’s hard to imagine that something we didn’t control for is causing this.” It has been known for years that untreated sleep apnea reduces lifespan due to the strain that is put on the heart and other body systems. Although the research linking cancer to sleep apnea requires further study before it can be as strong as the well-documented relationship between sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease, Dr. Rod Willey, founder of Koala Center for Sleep Disorders, states, “It is imperative that it is treated. The method of treatment may vary. But going untreated should not be an option.” Koala Center for Sleep Disorders – Biltmore offers a free educational class Oct. 18. For more information, phone 602-883-1931 at KoalaBiltmore.com. See ad on page 18.


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Green Crisis

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

Ari Jónsson, a 32-year-old student at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, has invented an all-natural water bottle that holds its shape when full and decomposes when empty. He debuted his creation at the DesignMarch 2016 festival in Reykjavík, Iceland. The only two materials needed to create the bottle are agar, a gelatinous substance that comes from red algae, and water. “I just followed the path in what I was researching, trying to find new ways to use materials,” says Jónsson, who combined the two ingredients, heated the mixture, poured it into a mold, and then quickly cooled it. The H2O binds and thickens the agar when cooled, retaining the shape of the water bottle mold, explains Jónsson. When the finished bottle is empty, “It will rot like other foods.” The bottles can sustainably decompose in soil, although Jónsson has yet to determine exactly how long that process will take. A plastic water bottle takes more than 1,000 years to biodegrade, and in the U.S., more than 2 million tons of the containers are languishing in landfills.

A new report from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in the UK, has issued the first comprehensive assessment of plant life, the inaugural State of the World’s Plants, and found that one in five plants may be at risk of extinction due to invasive species, disease and changing landscapes. Researchers also have determined that just 30,000 plant species have a documented use out of hundreds of thousands of known species. These are only the vascular plants that have specialized tissue for sucking up water through their systems. Over the years, different people and agencies have identified the same plant at both different times and locations, so they may have accumulated multiple names. The Kew researchers determined that each plant in the International Plant Names Index had, on average, 2.7 different species names. By cutting out the duplicates from more than a million different names, the Kew report was able to pare down the known species to 391,000. In the Arctic, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a doomsday bank buried in the side of a mountain, contains more than 800,000 samples representing 5,100 different crops and their relatives.

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Incandescent Lights Reinvented as Eco-Friendly

Older incandescent light bulbs have been phased out in many countries because they waste huge amounts of energy as heat, but scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reported in Nature Nanotechnology that they are finding a way to recycle the waste energy and focus it back onto the filament, where it’s re-emitted as visible light. Their innovative structure is made from thin, stacked layers of a type of light-controlling crystal that allows visible wavelengths to pass through while reflecting infrared back to the filament as if striking a mirror. Traditional bulbs are banned in the European Union and Canada, and their manufacture and importation are being phased out in the U.S. They’ve been replaced by more expensive compact fluorescent (CFL) and lightemitting diode (LED) bulbs, which are significantly more efficient. In theory, the crystal structures could boost the efficiency of incandescent bulbs to 40 percent, making them three times more efficient than the best available LED and CFL bulbs.

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October is NonGMO Month

The Non GMO Project is sponsoring National Non-GMO Month in October. Observed since 2010, the program seeks to increase education and awareness about the growing presence of unlabeled genetically modified (GM/GMO) food products and ingredients. People and organizations across North America are discovering the risks GMOs pose to our health, families and environment. Non-GMO Month provides a powerful opportunity to coordinate voices and actions around the country as brands, retailers and individuals stand up for the right to know what’s in our food and to choose to avoid GMOs. Protecting consumer choice and a nonGMO food supply requires a multifaceted approach with online and boots-on-the-ground teamwork. The Non GMO Project invites everyone to help create local events and spread the word in communities. Begin at NonGMOMonth.org.

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Yoga Festivals Galore by Martin Miron

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oga Rocks the Park Phoenix celebrates their fifth season with complimentary tickets for all five yoga festivals, beginning October 16 at Steele Indian School Park, in Phoenix. Yoga Rocks the Park is partnering with Namaste AZ, a local, community-based magazine founded by Sumit Banerjee, owner of Sumit’s Yoga Studios, which brings like-minded and health conscious Arizonans together. It also hosts the annual local Namaste AZ Yoga Festival. Southwest Institute of Healing Arts continues to be a national sponsor for Yoga Rocks the Park for

two of the festivals on October 23 and November 6 at Tempe City Center. The festivals will continue to be held on Sundays, but the yoga practice times have changed from 1 p.m. to 10 a.m. Registration and the Wellness Vendor Village will open at 9 a.m., with many “aumazing� local vendors for shopping before practice. Camp YRP for little yogis from 3-to10-years-old opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes 30 minutes after completion of the yoga practice at approximately 11:30 a.m. so the entire family can participate in the festival. Instructors from AcroBody, the first acro yoga studio in the U.S., will lead warm-ups, including partner stretching and basic acro yoga, from 9:20 to 9:50 a.m. before the regular practice. Then follows the regular yoga practice with local leading yoga teachers and musicians starting at 10 a.m. and closing with a gong bath meditation. The festivals close at noon. Donations are welcome. For more information, visit YogaRocksThePark. com. See ad on page 11.

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Fashion Versus the Environment by Loren North

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ooking into our closet, we may find ourselves wearing 20 percent of what we own 80 percent of the time, while seeing unworn items with the price tags still on. We may feel guilty about spending the money or frustrated about our body image. This is called wardrobe rage. The impact of the fashion industry on the environment and society is becoming better known, too—cited by some as the second-biggest polluter after oil. Data from 2012 estimates approximately 145 million tons of coal and approximately 1.5 to 2 trillion gallons of water go into fiber production every year. It’s not just the garment manufacturing that is an issue. The average American throws away more than 60 pounds of textile waste each year, and only 10 to 20 percent of that is donated and resold.

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Following fashion trends is not a sustainable habit for the planet. It’s time to assess our closet and lifestyle to evaluate what we own and determine how we can best use it. The solution lies in purchasing the best quality we can afford, buying less and keeping it longer. Here are some tips. Define our style – This is an often overlooked part of the process and why we find ourselves impulse shop-

ping for items that do not go with anything in our closet. Oftentimes we purchase something and are not sure what else to wear it with or maybe it doesn’t sit right because it’s not part of our style. Rather than continue the impulse buying cycle, critically think about the style we are trying to achieve both professionally and outside of work. Take stock of our lifestyle as well – are we on our feet all the time, do we have children, do


bear to part with them, use a critical eye to determine if it’s due to the style or fit. If it’s the fit, support a local business and have the items altered. For accessories that need repair, consider a shoe/luggage repair service; they can make a pair of shoes look like new or more comfortable. The same goes for bags, purses, luggage and computer cases. Remember to adjust the fit, silhouette and proportions so they are flattering. If the item is no longer a part of our style, donate it or give it to someone.

The objective and trained eye of a personal stylist can help refine our individual fashion style and help us make the difficult decisions about what should remain in our closet. Stylists can also provide shopping services and a network of support for alterations and repairs. Loren North is a personal stylist in the Phoenix-metro area and owner of Through the Closet Door. For more information, visit ThroughTheClosetDoor.com.

we travel? All of these are our realities and can help us focus on what works for us. Use magazines, Pinterest and street style for inspiration. Buy less – This is crucial. Make a list of the items we need for a month to limit impulse shopping, which will decrease as we focus only on items that make the cut. By buying less, we will have the budget to buy the best quality we can afford, which generally lasts much longer. Shop secondhand, consignment or online for bargains. Inventory what we own – If we are not wearing certain garments but can’t

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Proactive Screening for Women under 50 by Lenna Shepard

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he science behind early breast cancer detection has been evolving, and innovative technology and testing has provided women with options for taking a proactive approach to breast health. Non-invasive digital scanning provides women with an additional and comprehensive approach to complete

breast health awareness. Mammography has been the standard diagnostic breast imaging tool that uses X-rays to detect early cancerous changes in the breast. Digital breast thermography is a testing measure that can be used for breast screening for women seeking an alternative. A University of Wisconsin study has shown that 70

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percent of tumors can be identified on a thermogram eight to 10 years prior to a mammogram. Thermography is a painless, radiation-free, state-of-the art screening procedure that uses heat detection to locate areas of temperature differences in the body. Most pathological processes demonstrate a form of increased heat while some neurological processes show excessive cold, or hypothermia. Breast disease can be detected by looking for areas of excessive or increasing heat that may indicate areas of angiogenesis, or increase of blood vessels, for a growing tumor. This finely tuned technology can find abnormalities in human wellness long before the body’s sensory organs can identify them. There have been more than 800 articles on medical thermography published in peer-reviewed journals. These articles discuss heart disease, dental thermography, diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, cerebral vascular screening with thermography and many more applications. More than 200,000 cases of breast cancer are reported annually in women under 40, yet this population has not been typically screened by the traditional breast cancer mammography. When cancer strikes younger women, it is usually a more aggressive form and is less likely to respond to treatment. With breast tissue being much more susceptible to the radiation of a mammogram under the age of 50, thermography is an ideal test for this age group, because it is a radiation-free procedure. Lenna Shepard is a certified thermography technician, member of Breast Thermography International, licensed skin care specialist, certified oncology esthetician and colon hydrotherapist certified for lymphatic enhancement therapy at the American Center For Natural Medicine, in Scottsdale. Shepard is offering $50 off any scan through Oct. 31. See ad on page 12.


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SWIHA Graduates Use Hypnotherapy to Heal by Martin Miron

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he Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) hypnotherapy program in Tempe has produced many outstanding students, but several current practitioners exemplify the excellence and inspiration provided by their training. It is unusual for traditional, or allopathic, doctors and medical centers to use holistic or integrative therapies like hypnotherapy with patients, but hypnotherapy, massage therapy and yoga have all proven beneficial for helping patients. Bob Chamberlain, a graduate of the 100-hour Certificate of Excellence in Hypnotherapy, joined the Banner Estrella Medical Center, in Phoenix, with SWIHA Hypnotherapy Program Director Linda Bennett. Hypnotherapy, often referred to as guided imagery, is a powerful instrument for healing. It works within the subconscious mind of an individual to resolve chronic anxiety, weight gain, fear and insomnia,

and can also help change negative or addictive behaviors. In 2015, Banner Estrella launched the volunteer-based Guided Imagery Project. Chamberlain volunteered, along with a dozen other graduates from the hypnotherapy program. “Banner Estrella is taking the lead with using integrative therapies,” says Bennett. “When the program started, there were two units. Currently, there are five units.” Chamberlain works regularly with

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patients, talking to them and using the hypnotherapy skills his SWIHA training prepared him to create healing guided imagery scripts to incorporate into his sessions that relieve anxiety patients are experiencing. The reduction of pain and anxiety is measured before and after the script reading. “They have a relaxed posture and may fall asleep after we start, as well as the family who sometimes stays in the room,” says Chamberlain. “Their pain level is usually cut by 50 percent.” Chamberlain notes, “This is the most exciting thing I’ve ever done in my life. The program allows me to use my gifts to listen and show compassion for a brief moment in a patient’s life during difficult times. I am grateful.” Bennett, Chamberlain and other SWIHA hypnotherapy graduates see dramatic transformation in their patients. “I know the power of hypnotherapy and what it does for me,” he says. In March 2015, Chamberlain received the Banner Estrella STAR award. “I was completely surprised and couldn’t believe it,” he says. The award was well earned, because his volunteer work has touched the lives of many patients. For more information, visit swiha.edu. See ad on back cover.


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Chiropractic to the Rescue It Helps IBD, ADHD, PMS and Other Conditions by Edward Group

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hiropractic care corrects spinal alignment abnormalities as a means of treating a wide range of health problems. Addressing skeletal and muscular disorders and relieving pain are just the beginning. Research studies reported in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and the journal of healing science Explore have found

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chiropractic beneficial in treating connective tissue abnormalities, infant lactose intolerance and even autism. More than $13 billion is spent annually on chiropractic health services, making it the largest alternative health practice in the U.S. Science supports its usefulness in addressing a wide range of conditions. Bell’s Palsy. Recovery varies

among patients as chiropractors create patient-centric treatment programs designed to improve facial motion and hearing, relieve pain and address other nerve-related issues (Archives of Internal Medicine; Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics). Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). A Canadian survey of chiropractors has reported success in using spinal manipulation to relieve IBD, colitis and other bowel disorders (Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology). Cancer. The Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine publishes numerous studies of therapies supporting cancer patients suffering the side effects of conventional treatment. The American Journal of Clinical Oncology reports that chiropractic care rates as one of the leading alternative medical treatments for pain management, among other related benefits. Chiropractic offers economical and effective strategies that may help quality of life, as discussed in Seminars in Oncology Nursing. High Blood Pressure. While many relevant studies can’t yet generalize results, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics documents success by chiropractors treating hypertension without the downside of medical drugs that can include the risk of stroke (University of Alabama at Birmingham). Chronic Sinusitis. Patients with nasal and sinus passages that don’t drain properly due to physical or nerve-related causes may find relief through chiropractic care. A study


cited in the same journal showed that patients experienced relief of all related symptoms after a single adjustment. Arthritis. A study published in a journal from the the University of Virginia School of Medicine Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies notes that arthritis patients obtaining chiropractic care enjoyed better health and quality of life than those that did not. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). In clinical studies, combining manual spinal adjustment with soft tissue therapy has been found to relieve PMS discomfort. In one study, two groups of women were tested, switching off in receiving chiropractic adjustments or a placebo alternative. Each time, the group receiving chiropractic adjustments reported the greatest improvements (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A study published in Explore suggests that chiropractic care combined with other holistic elements such as appropriate nutrition may provide a more gentle, yet effective approach than conventional psychotropic drugs. It employed chiropractic treatment for boys 9 to 13 years old diagnosed with ADHD. Spinal manipulation with nutritional supplementation was reported to improve hyperactivity, inattentiveness, impulsiveness and behavioral, social and emotional difficulties. Headaches. Based on recent studies, spinal manipulation has proven effective against migraines and headaches originating from the neck. Manual therapy of the spine, along with neck exercises, promotes improvement in patients with neck-related headaches. Side effects are rare and minor (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics). Dr. Edward Group is CEO and cofounder of the Global Healing Center, in Houston, TX (GlobalHealingCenter. com). He is a doctor of chiropractic trained in naturopathy, herbals and clinical nutrition; author of The Green Body Cleanse; and a diplomate of the American Board of Functional Medicine. natural awakenings

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Local Chiropractic Solutions These local practitioners all have extensive training and experience in the field of chiropractic, yet each chooses to specialize in their preferred methods of obtaining the best result for their patients. Sara Penton, DC Absolute Health 8360 East Raintree Drive, Suite 135, Scottsdale 480-991-9945 AbsoluteHealthAz.com See ad on page 25. What sets Absolute Health apart from other chiropractic offices is that they don’t just focus on the structure of the body, but take into account the mental, physical and emotional stresses of daily life by using multiple chiropractic techniques, naturopathic medicine, hormone testing, non-invasive allergy testing and neurofeedback to help relieve those stressors.

Harlan Sparer, DC 5308 South Heather Drive, Tempe 480-245-7894 TempeNonForce.com See ad on page 53. Directional Non Force Technique Chiropractic is a more than 90-yearold method involving precise analysis and correction of subluxations, considering alignment from the front, the back, sides and tilt. The bones, ligaments, muscles and discs are aligned utilizing the thumbs to adjust with a few ounces of force.

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Goudarz Vassigh, DC Back-Health & Inner Radiance Wellness 4425 North 24th Street, Suite 125, Phoenix 602-956-8222 BackHealthAz.com Dr. Vassigh uses a whole person approach by working on underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time and making whatever interventions and customized lifestyle adjustments that include chiropractic decompression, infrared light, ultrasound, cupping, electrical stimulation, stretching, NMR and nutritional therapy.


We Don’t Have to Ignore the Pain by Dr. Paul Stallone

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ain management is not limited to narcotics or over-the-counter pain relievers and pain pills are a short-term answer to a long-term problem. Ignoring pain may seem like an option, but chronic pain can lead to behavioral changes like depression and irritability. Many people might feel like these are the only options available; however, there are numerous therapies that help address pain and even eliminate it. Alternative pain management can help all types of chronic pain, which is not limited to Grandpa’s sore knees; it can also affect a senior in high school suffering from migraines. Each patient will require an individualized approach, but that will only help the patient achieve a pain-free life. Some pain will need to be evaluated to establish the cause, while other patients can start treatment fairly quickly. The migraine sufferer would benefit greatly from lab work to determine if the condition is being caused from a hormonal imbalance or even a food sensitivity. Treatment with a confirmed diagnosis is more likely to result in full recovery. Different types of joint pain do not necessarily need a cause established. Just knowing there was an injury is enough, although some patients should obtain some kind of imagery to establish the extent of the damage. Most cases of joint pain are caused by an injury that has not healed completely. To address this and eliminate the pain, the joint needs to repair itself. That is why joint injections have such a high success rate. Prolozone, prolotherapy and regenerative joint therapy are injections of specific natural substances, nutrients and ozone into the joint capsules.

This may create an intentional, but temporary inflammation. The body increases blood flow to this joint which contains the building blocks for the body to heal itself. Nutrients that are selected for that specific patient will help facilitate this healing process, as well. These therapies have helped thousands of patients avoid joint replacement surgery. Another joint therapy involves using the patient’s own biological matter to help repair and rebuild supportive tissue. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) utilizes the patient’s own growth factors from their blood. This in-office treatment requires a small collection of blood from the patient which is prepared so that just the plasma can be injected into the compromised joint. Patients often report significant improvement after just one treatment.

Stem cell therapy offers chronic pain sufferers the ability to use specialized stem cells. These cells are extremely important, as they have the unique capability of transforming into other cells, like cartilage. Stem cells have been used for decades for advanced healing because they can replicate bone, organ or muscle cells that have sustained damage. Injecting these powerful cells directly into a joint is one of the most potent therapies available for joint regeneration. Many types of pain will respond to a tailored supplement approach. Anything from bowel pain/discomfort to back spasms can be addressed with professional-strength supplements that have been customized for that individual. With thousands of brands available, patients may be likely to purchase nutrients from questionable sellers online or take doses that are too weak or too strong. Many people end up taking supplements that are a waste of time and money because they have no guidance from a knowledgeable physician. Supplements can be very powerful and can change a person’s life, but only if taken properly. Any chronic pain sufferer should consult a naturopathic physician on the many therapies and nutrients to eliminate their pain. Some people may fear a long-term commitment in order for their pain to be permanently eliminated, but most patients experience a considerable reduction in their pain within the first month of treatment; some even sooner. Scheduling a consultation could provide information that changes a patient’s life. Paul Stallone, NMD, founded the Arizona Integrative Medical Center, located at 8144 E. Cactus Rd., Ste. 820, in Scottsdale. Dr. Stallone combines natural/alternative/conventional treatments to best fit and benefit each individual patient’s needs. For more information visit DrStallone.com or phone at 480-214-3922. See ad on the inside front cover.

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Tree-Mendous Love How Trees Care for Each Other by Melissa Breyer

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rom learning to communicate to physically caring for each other, the secret lives of trees are wildly deep and complex. “They can count, learn and remember; nurse sick neighbors; warn each other of danger by sending electrical signals across a fungal network known as the ‘wood wide web’; and keep the ancient stumps of long-felled companions alive for centuries by feeding them a sugar solution through their roots,” reveals Peter Wohlleben, a German forest ranger and author of The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—

Discoveries from a Secret World, released in September. Upon seeing two soaring beeches in the forest, Wohlleben observes, “These trees are friends. See how the thick branches point away from each other? That’s so they don’t block their buddy’s light. Sometimes, pairs are so interconnected at the roots that when one tree dies, the other one dies, too.” Wohlleben is rekindling a reimagination of trees even as many people consider their role is only to supply us with oxygen and wood. Using a mix of scientific research and his own observations from studying

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forestry and working in the forest since 1987, the man who speaks for the trees does so in decidedly anthropomorphic terms. “Scientific language removes all the emotion, and people don’t understand it anymore. I use a human language. When I say, ‘Trees suckle their children,’ everyone knows immediately what I mean,” he says. After years of working for the state forestry administration in Rhineland-Palatinate, and then as a forester managing 3,000 acres of woods near Cologne, he began to understand that contemporary practices were not serving the trees or those that depend on them very well. Artificially spacing out trees ensures that trees get more sunlight and grow faster, but naturalists report that trees exist less like individuals and more as communal beings. By working together in networks and sharing resources, they increase their resistance to potentially damaging influences. After researching alternative approaches, Wohlleben began implementing some revolutionary concepts. He replaced heavy machinery with horses, stopped using insecticides and let the woods become wilder. The pilot German forest plot went from losing money to posting a profit in two years. As Dr. Seuss’ tree-loving Lorax says, “I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” Melissa Breyer, of Brooklyn, NY, is the editor of Treehugger.com, from which this article was adapted.


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onprofit Valley Permaculture Alliance (VPA) has changed its name to Trees Matter and refocused its efforts to inspire and promote an increased tree canopy in the Valley. The Trees Matter Launch Party will be held at 6 p.m., October 5, at The McKinley Club, in downtown Phoenix. Executive Director Aimee Williamson states, “Throughout the

last few years, VPA has been growing and successfully fulfilling its mission of inspiring sustainable urban living in the desert southwest. To that end, many of our community members became teachers and have their own successful programming. The topics of our former classes are now embraced by other organizations and businesses, and we are in the process of moving additional

programs and resources to other wellmatched organizations. For instance, the Forum is moving to the Maricopa County Food System Coalition, which can promote and manage the resource on a larger scale. Our seed library has moved to the Mollen Foundation, which is already teaching students about seed saving and has a demonstration garden where they can actively grow and test their seed inventory.” Taking note from the first principle of permaculture: observe and interact, they are asking the questions of how to adapt, change and succeed for the future. “After reflection, it became clear that with the capacity and growth in our tree program, paired with the immediate need for an increased tree canopy in the Valley, we would become Trees Matter. We are excited to take on this new focus as we value the many benefits for trees or stacking functions such as shade, pollution and dust reduction, food, increased property value, carbon sequestration and an increase in mental and physical health. We see a need to provide resources to the public so they can properly choose trees, plant trees, care for trees and advocate for trees. We hope to encourage a culture of tree stewards,” says Williamson. For more information, visit vpaaz.org/ programs.

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Born to Eat Wild Why Ancestral Diets Boost Health by Judith Fertig

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n The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Michael Pollan surmised that we’d be healthier if we ate the way our great-grandparents did. It would mean sticking to regularly scheduled meals instead of impulsive snacking, having a meat or protein item comprise only a quarter of our plate, adding fresh vegetables and eliminating junk food. We must look further back than our immediate ancestors, counters Jo Robinson, a food journalist who surveyed more than 6,000 scientific research studies before writing her bestselling Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health. She has also co-authored several other books, including The Omega Diet: The Lifesaving Nutritional Program Based on the Diet of the Island of Crete.

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“Many believe we have dumbed down the nutrition in our food over the past 100 years,” says Robinson, who lives and gardens on Vashon Island, Washington. “Research shows we have been breeding out proteins and minerals and most importantly, antioxidants, for much longer.” She points out that the hunter-gatherer diet encompassed many wild foods that tasted more bitter, astringent, sour and earthy than the sweet blandness in today’s fruits and vegetables. Wild foods offered a wider variety of phytonutrients, but came at a cost—the time required to hunt and gather enough food for a day, let alone a season. “Then, 12,000 years ago, we had a better idea—gardening,” says Robinson. “We evolved to 20 varieties in a garden versus 150 in wild plants.” First, farmers chose sweet, starchy, mild-tasting, oil-rich foods such as figs, dates and olives. 38

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“We’re hard-wired to choose high-calorie foods because they’re directly connected to the pleasure centers of the brain,” she adds. After that, the trend to grow sweeter-tasting, less nutritious plants snowballed. Robinson cites research that found adding one Golden Delicious apple to the daily diet of a small group of overweight men led to higher levels of undesirable low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides due to its high-fructose content and low levels of antioxidants (International Journal of Preventive Medicine).

Wilder Options Even organic farming methods, in which the soil is naturally enriched, can’t return all those lost nutrients to our food. Rather than advocate that we return to eating wild foods, Robinson suggests finding wild equivalents. Even those that follow a paleo diet—presumably eaten by early humans and consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables and fruit, excluding dairy, grain products and commercially processed items—could use further refinements in the produce they choose. She recommends specific varieties of fruits and vegetables and explains the benefits of “wild” foods such as meat, eggs and dairy from livestock and poultry fed on grass on her website, EatWild.com. We can make smarter choices, seeking wilder-type varieties of foods at the grocery store, farmers’ market and garden seed companies. In general, they are more vividly colored, especially from red to purple, and less sweet. Brightly colored fruits and vegetables indicate a botanical sunscreen the plant produces to protect itself from ultraviolet light and other external threats, notes Robinson; it’s an indication of a higher antioxidant activity. “Find as many purple foods as possible because they have anthocyanins, known to fight cancer and inflammation,” suggests Robinson. “The original carrot from Afghanistan is purple. It’s only been orange for the past 400 years when it was bred to salute the royal House of Orange, in the Netherlands.” According to Robinson, we can also prepare our foods in ways that maximize their phytonutrient content. Eat fresh-picked asparagus and broccoli immediately or their natural sugars and antioxidants disappear. Let chopped or pressed garlic sit for 10 minutes before using so its pungent allicin—the healthy compound that benefits our health— will increase. Tear fresh lettuce the day before eating and keep it fresh in a plastic bag with poked holes, to allow the still-living lettuce to rally its healthy compounds as if its battered leaves were repelling an insect attack. This emerging science of polyphenols, the technical term for phytonutrients in our food, will be explosive, predicts this pioneering research-based author. “There’s a new study just about every month,” she finds. It can all lead toward breeding and growing more nutritious foods that are more readily accessible to everyone. Judith Fertig writes cookbooks and foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com).


10 Wild and Healthy Choices by Judith Fertig

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he old way of thinking about fruits and vegetables is ‘the more, the better,’ regardless of what you choose,” says wild food expert Jo Robinson. “Unfortunately, the most popular ones are the least nutritious, like Golden Delicious apples and supersweet corn.” In Eating on the Wild Side, Robinson cites considerable research that shows we can make better choices within each food category by simply selecting varieties closer to their wild ancestors. Generally, the most phytonutrient-rich options include kale, spinach, lettuces, asparagus and artichokes. Here are other top tips from the literature. n Tart apples such as Granny Smith, Braeburn, Honeycrisp and Liberty boost phytonutrients and fiber while reducing fructose content. n Haas avocados deliver more vitamin E and other antioxidants to support smooth skin and shiny hair than smaller Mexican avocados. 

n Red finger bananas, when fully ripened to a deep magenta, are higher in vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium and fiber than the common Cavendish banana. n Canned beans (which have been dried and then cooked) are better than home-cooked beans because the heat required for the canning process enhances their nutritional content. n Grass-fed beef is higher in vitamin E, beta-carotene and omega-3 essential fatty acids than corn-fed beef. n Dried currants made from Black Corinth grapes (sold as “Zante currants”) have more antioxidants than either brown or golden raisins. n Red grapefruit is preferred to yellow; the darker the red, the more beneficial the fruit. Red grapefruit but not yellow has been shown to lower triglycerides. n Raw kale is both the most bitter and beneficial of all the cruciferous vegetables. n Dark orange-hued mangos are superior to other tropical fruits, possessing five times the vitamin C of oranges and the fiber of pineapples. n Cherry, grape and currant tomatoes deliver more cancer-preventing lycopene than beefsteak tomatoes.

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WALKING MEDITATION The Calming and Centering Effects of Labyrinths by Gina McGalliard

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locations ranging from spas and wellness centers to parks, gardens, university campuses and even prisons. “Labyrinths can be outdoors or indoors. Permanent labyrinths may be made of stones, rocks, bricks or inlaid stones. Temporary labyrinths can be painted on grass or made with all sorts of things for a particular purpose or appropriate to a specific cause,” explains Diane Rudebock, Ed.D., resource vice president and research chair of the Labyrinth Society, in Trumansburg, New York. “Walking a labyrinth is useful for those that sometimes have a hard time being outwardly still and drawing themselves inward. You must move your body, and because you’re focused on the path while you’re walking it, it’s easier to drop wholly into the journey and let go of all else,” says Anne Bull, of Veriditas, a Petaluma, California, nonprofit that supports new labyrinth designs to suit the spiritual needs of hospitals, schools and retreat centers. The group also sponsors a worldwide directory at LabyrinthLocator.com.

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n archetypal labyrinth gently leads us in a circular path inward toward a center and then back out again. Found in ancient cultures from African, Celtic and Greek to Native American, they became especially popular fixtures in Medieval European churches; one of the most renowned is in France’s Chartres Cathedral.

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Depictions of labyrinths have been included in paintings, pottery, tapestries and in Hopi baskets as a sacred symbol of Mother Earth. Several American tribes saw the pattern as a medicine wheel. Celts may have regarded it as a never-ending knot or circle. While some of the oldest known labyrinths decorate cave walls in Spain, today they grace diverse

three stages. The first is for releasing extraneous thoughts on the way to the center. Upon arriving in the stillness of that point, the participant opens heart and mind to receive whatever message or wisdom is intended for them. The return path is the integration phase, to make a fresh insight our own. Participants should approach their walk in different ways: One may have a specific question or intention


in mind; another may be open to whatever occurs during their meditation; yet another may repeat a meditative mantra. One might even choose to bypass the path entirely in order to sit contemplatively at its center. Unlike a maze, it’s impossible to lose our way with the circular path serving as a simple and reliable guide. Although scientific research on labyrinth meditation has been limited to participant questionnaires, future studies may incorporate the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging technology to measure brain activity and record what individuals experience. Labyrinths located in settings like hospitals and prisons lend themselves to such research, says Rudebock. As a Veriditas-certified labyrinth facilitator, she conducts workshops and observes, “Walks are unique to each individual and may not produce uniform or replicable results.” At its core, the experience is about listening to our truest self, away from the cacophony of modern life. “I believe that the world needs places where our souls can be quiet,” remarks Jean Richardson, director of the Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center, in Bangor, Pennsylvania, which includes a seven-circuit labyrinth. “Retreat centers and labyrinths are places where we can listen to our inner heart, feel

our inner calling and tap into our own divine nature. I think deep listening is not always valued in a world where we are rewarded for being busy and keeping our schedules full.” 

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Today, labyrinths—indoor, outdoor, natural, urban, secular and religious— are found in or near many communities. Following the lead of California’s Golden Door Spa, in Escondido, which pioneered the use of a labyrinth in a spa setting, many spas now

incorporate them in their wellness or mindfulness programs. Labyrinthine invitations to a mindfulness practice are open to everyone. “A labyrinth can bridge all beliefs, faiths, religions and walks of life,” says Bull. “You can walk a labyrinth no matter what you believe. Benefits come in walking it with an open mind and open heart.” Gina McGalliard is a freelance writer in San Diego, CA. Connect at GinaMcGalliard.com.

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SORE THROAT SOOTHERS Natural Remedies Help Kids Heal by Kathleen Barnes

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he household is settling for the night when the 5-year-old cries out, “My throat hurts!” “There’s no need to panic,” says Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, in Pecos, New Mexico, an integrative physician and chief medical officer of Weil Lifestyle. “It’s pretty easy to figure out if it’s strep throat, which requires antibiotics, or something you can treat at home.” Only 10 to 20 percent of sore throats in children are caused by Streptococcus bacteria which, if not properly treated, can lead to heart damage. The first question to ask is, “What are the symptoms?” If these include sudden onset of a severe and worsening sore throat without any complaints of scratchiness; a fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or more; headache or stomach pain; and the lack of a stuffy nose, cough or sign of a cold—a trip to the pediatrician is essential and a course of antibiotics is necessary, says Low Dog. The vast majority of youngsters’ sore throats, which may accompany a common cold, are caused by viruses 42

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and will heal on their own in about a week. Many natural remedies will help children feel better and relieve the pain; some cost so little they are nearly free. Salt water gargle: “A glass of warm water with half a teaspoon of sea salt swirled into it is an oldschool remedy that works well for kids at least 5 years old,” says Erika Krumbeck, a naturopathic doctor and licensed primary care physician practicing pediatrics in Missoula, Montana. She notes that a salt water gargle can also moderate the symptoms of strep until the child can see a doctor. The Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies confirms that the salt water draws excess fluid from inflamed throat tissues. It also loosens mucus and removes other irritants, including bacteria, allergens and fungi. Just make sure children don’t swallow the salt water, counsels Krumbeck. Warm compresses: A warm water compress using a wet hand towel applied for 10 or 15 minutes every hour loosens mucus and is soothing. “It’s

amazing how effective these familiar practices are,” says Krumbeck. “Grandma knew what she was doing.” Lemon juice and honey: “Honey is sweet, so kids love it,” says certified nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, of New York and Los Angeles. This traditional recipe works because the honey has antibacterial properties and the lemon juice is packed with immune-boosting antioxidants. Snyder cautions that babies younger than 12 months old should never be given honey because their immune systems cannot handle the bacterial spores sometimes present in the sweet treat. Elderberry: The tiny purple berries of the Sambucus nigra L. plant shortens the duration of colds and flu often suffered by air travelers, according to research that includes a large Australian study. Elderberry syrup appeals to kids because it tastes delicious. Low Dog recommends keeping a bottle on hand at all times because it’s hard to know when a child will complain of a scratchy throat. “This yummy syrup is good for all ages. It’s so safe. I love it,” says Low Dog, adding, “Plus, you can always use it on whole-grain pancakes.” Sage and Echinacea: Drinking sage tea and gargling with echinacea are old-time remedies for sore throats that now have scientific backing, says Snyder. Go for a twofer and add a little echinacea to the tea, she suggests. A Swiss study showed that an echinacea/sage spray soothed sore throat symptoms just as well as a chlorhexidine/lidocaine spray, which can have side effects that include more swelling and even allergic reactions; the suggested spray should not be used with children under 12. Pairing up a dose of safe and gentle, time-tested sore throat recipes with a big hug will go far toward relieving most little ones’ suffering. Kathleen Barnes has authored numerous natural health books, including Food Is Medicine: 101 Prescriptions from the Garden. Connect at KathleenBarnes.com.


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Planet-Friendly and Profitable The Rise of Ecopreneurs by Avery Mack

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hether it’s a sideline or full time, flourishing small businesses stimulate the economy. The U.S. Small Business Association found that between 2009 and 2013, companies with fewer than 500 employees accounted for 60 percent of net new jobs. Technology allows new commercial ventures to be launched from home, yielding huge savings in startup costs. Owners have found ways to fulfill needs by leveraging their past job experiences and personal interests.

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created TrendyThing, in New York City. “The edible plants our bike messengers distribute come from local farmers,” he explains. Basil, parsley, dill, lettuce and other herbs and greens are available for all five boroughs; potted plants arrive fresh weekly via subscription. In addition to cleaning homes, Debbie Sardone, owner of Speed Cleaning, in Lewisville, Texas, saw an opportunity to manufacture her own green cleaning products. They’re part of a full-line online catalog. Ryan Riley and his wife, Ashley Spitz, of Los Angeles, own and operate Biz Bagz, dog waste bags made in America from bio-based resins and recycled plastics. He notes the genesis of their idea: “Landfills are anaerobic, so biodegradable bags don’t get the oxygen required to break down. Compostable bags are available, but few places provide composting services. We offer a cleaner alternative.” Another pet-inspired idea was spawned when Kevin Li, of Manhattan, New York, left his puppy home alone for the first time. He invented an app-operated remote control ball with a camera called PlayDate (Tinyurl.com/RemoteBallApp).

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People- and planet-friendly personal care products address other ongoing customer needs. Nitya Gulati, founder of Sugarloom Cosmetics, in Ashburn, Virginia, specializes in American-made, vegan, cruelty- and toxin-free nail polish. She advises, “Look for ‘five-free’ on the label, which means no formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene and allergens camphor and formaldehyde resin. Watch out for guanine, made from fish scales, found in glittery polishes. Oleic acid, a thickener, is animal fat. Vibrant reds may contain carmine, made from boiled, crushed beetles.” She warns that products tested by a third party can obscure animal testing during product development. Amelia Swaggert and Elizabeth Ripps, co-founders of California Scrub Company, in Los Angeles, upcycle coffee grounds into a natural facial scrub. They’ve eliminated plastic at every step of production from sourcing to packaging. They’re also helping to keep the world’s oceans from becoming plastic soup by supporting the Beat the Microbead campaign. (BeatTheMicrobead.org/en). Maintaining a professional look while living green can be a challenge. OneSavvyMother.com found a stylish, eco-friendly, lightweight and durable tote bag designed by Natalie Therése. The vegan cork tote is made in Boxford, Massachusetts. Shavings from the bark of the cork oak tree grown in Portugal are transformed into ultrathin sheets to produce cork fabric; the certified organic cotton lining is produced in Korea and China in certified Global Organic Textile Standard and fair trade facilities.

of her comfort zone to fulfill it through her extra VEGANza Pgh restaurant and its catering arm, Lean Chef en Route, recognized by Sustainable Pittsburgh. “We source locally, compost produce scraps, serve meat- and dairy-free menu options, practice food waste management with root-to-stem preparation and maintain energy conservation,” she says. Customers are encouraged to bike to the restaurant; there’s even a bicycle air pump and flat tire repair kit on the premises if emergencies arise. Shared bikes are a welcome addition at colleges for budget-minded and time-strapped students. Rented by the hour or day, they’re a convenient, healthy and nonpolluting way to get around campus. New York University at Buffalo students can remotely locate, rent and unlock GPS-enabled bikes. At Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the Purple Bike Coalition provides free use of bikes and a staffed repair station; a cargo bike helps transport larger objects. Entrepreneurs are creative by nature; seeing a need and asking, “What if?” Eco-friendly, green-minded entrepreneurs take ideas a step farther, working to ensure the health of consumers and the planet. They succeed as they serve and inspire us all. Connect with the freelance writer via AveryMack@mindspring.com.

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Earth Harmony Festival – Oct 1-2. Eco village tours, live music, speakers, yoga, kid’s village, vendors, camping and more. Free. Avalon Organic Gardens and Eco Village, Tumacacori, AZ. 520398-2542. EarthHarmonyFestival.org. Introduction to Herbal Healing – 11am12:30pm. Learn how herbs can help prevent various illnesses and treat many health issues, and more. With Kathleen Gould. Free. SW Herb, 148 N Center St, Mesa. 480-694-9931. Swherb.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 iRest Yoga Nidra – 6-7pm. Class begins with gentle movement and moves into a relaxing guided meditation shown to calm the nervous system and help release negative patterns. iRest Yoga Nidra also helps alleviate symptoms of insomnia, PTSD, anxiety and depression. $10. Pre-registration required. Multiplicity Enterprises, 2045 S Vineyard Ave, Ste 139, Mesa. Register: Kim Carter 253549-5342, kim@multiplicityenterprises.com or MultiplicityEnterprises.com. Portal to Energy Healing – Noon-4pm. Witness amazing changes with energy medicine. With Marsha Craven. $50 for one, $80 for two. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com. Pure Light and Reiki Therapy Level 1 – 9am5pm. All about self-healing, Level 1 blends traditional usui reiki traditions and techniques with other methods of light energy healing allowing you to tap into you own healing power. With Judy Richter, reiki master/teacher. Pure Light Therapies, 3740 E Southern Ave, Ste 214, Mesa. RSVP: 480695-2002 or purelight1111@gmail.com. Rishi’s Birthday Celebration – Join us for a special day of divine radiance, transmission teachings and devotional singing. A community “Meet the Rishi” invitation and private showing of the Rishi Collection of sacred art. Carefree location. RSVP: 480-575-1276. Sacred Practices to Create Unlimited Abundance – 1-4pm. Master Debra Manning RN Lac guides attendees through sacred practices, knowledge and wisdom of Master Sha that has helped her create unlimited abundance in her life and in others. Rejuvenate Center, 14640 N Tatum Blvd, Ste 8, Phoenix. Master Debra Manning: 480-338-1012. Sacred Sundays – 10am-Noon. Experience the profound phenomena of Rishi’s signature meditation, divine transmission and enlightened

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 Clear the ‘BOO’ from Your Home or Office – 9am. Aches or pains? Sales slow? Use wifi? New place? Divorced? Learn how to “scare” the stuck energy away. 480-382-3711. Register: SpaceCleared.com. Massage Therapy Education – Start date for one of the premiere massage therapy education programs in the U.S., allowing students to customize their training with modalities such as aromatherapy, cranial unwinding, holistic nutrition, life coaching, natural aesthetics, polarity, reiki, reflexology, spiritual studies, yoga and more. Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, 1100 E Apache Blvd, Tempe. 480-994-9244. swiha.edu.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 Gong Meditation – 7pm. 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. Massage for Family & Friends – 6-7:30pm. Oct 5-6. Learn neck and shoulder massage that can be given in your living room. Foot massage will also be taught utilizing acupressure principles. With Suzanne DeSutter. $66. Gateway Cottage Wellness Center, 470 N Hwy 89A, Sedona. 928-862-4400. GatewayCottageWellness.com. Mindfulness For Teachers – 6:30-8:30pm. What makes a great teacher, mentor or coach? Using a new version of the Diamond Sutra, explore some of the Buddha’s most profound insights and how they apply to one’s own experience. With Steve Price. $150 incl book. A Mindfulness Life Center, 10309 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-207-6016. AMindfulnessLifeCenter.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 Cranial Neural Support for Longevity – 10am6pm, Oct 7-10. Techniques for working and communicating with the brain, cranial and neuro systems to promote wellness and more. Massage therapists, energy healers and caregivers will want to attend. With Marsha Craven, winner of 2014 and 2015 Natural Choice Award for craniosacral practitioner. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W

Writing in the Divine Author State Oct 20, 6-8:30pm Storm Wisdom Free with Advanced Registration Write Your Book in a Weekend Retreat November 10-13, Sedona Special discount when you mention Natural Awakenings 928-821-6946 • mary@tombird.com TomBird.com Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-2157988. How2Heal.com. 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. Guided Meditation and Healing – 7-8:30pm. Deep relaxation, healing and awareness. Students can bring mats and pillows. With Lorina Quigley. $15. Rising Phoenix Spiritualist Church and Metaphysical Community, 1522 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix. RisingPhxChurch.org. 602-428-0857. Introduction to Mindfulness – 6-8pm, 8-wk series. Learn to practice mindfulness to minimize the effects of stress and maximize our capacity for happiness. With Jennifer Martin. $295. A Mindfulness Life Center, 10309 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-207-6016. AMindfulnessLifeCenter.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 Yoga + Yin + Nidra – 2-4pm. Julie Lemerond teaches a healing practice consisting of a slow flow to get the body moving followed by yin poses to get deeper into our bodies, and ending with a Yoga Nidra experience and crystal bowl sound healing to transport your body, mind and soul into bliss. $20 incl recording. A Mindfulness Life Center, 10309 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-207-6016. AMindfulnessLifeCenter.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 Awakening A Whole New World – 3-5pm. The Principles of the New Paradigm. Discover energies of the current times, the potential and opportunity for all to awaken to a new self. Sounds, melodies and a cosmic heart meditation. With Cheryl and Jon Pederson. $10. New Vision Center, 18010 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix. RSVP: 602-670-6106 or theheartcenter@gmail.com. cherylpederson. com/events.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 13th Octave LaHoChi Mini Sessions – 10am3pm. 13th Octave LaHoChi is a high frequency, hands-on healing technique that gracefully brings balance and harmony to the energy fields, chakra system, meridians and physical body while opening spiritual awareness and gifts. $30 for 30 min session. Purple Lotus Pathway, 4111 E Valley


Auto Dr, Ste 208, Mesa. RSVP: purplelotus@ purplelotuspathway.com or 602-790-8970.  Oriental Acupressure – Oct 13-16. Hands-on class includes meals and book. Camping free; small fee for cabins. $238. info@ ReevisMountain. org. ReevisMountain.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 Facial Rejuvenation – 9am-6pm. Practice facial lymphatic drainage sequence and acupressure techniques and experience rejuvenating results the wellness way. $110. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com. Free Community Healing Circle – 7-8pm. Chanting the Siri Gaitri Mantra for sacred healing and a unique meditation captures the radiant healing energy of the cosmos and connects it to you, the practitioner. Anahata Yoga, Sound and Energy Healing, 10565 N 114th St, Ste 110, Scottsdale. 480-699-9600. Advanced registration: AnahataYogaAz.com.

there be a non-materialistic explanation for its existence? Evaluate the distinctions of so-called “ordinary” or physically-based consciousness with the apparently non-physical state of perception, referred to here as “spiritual” consciousness. With Dr. Roy Hill. $25 advance; $35 door. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 The Angelic Temple – 11:30am. Experience the strength and healing of the angels of divine light and love through a service that employs sacred music, chanting, meditation and an angelic ritual of profound beauty. With Rev. Cat Serpone. The Shrine of Holy Wisdom, 5025 S Ash Ave, Ste B-15, Tempe. 480-219-9633.

Double Symphonic Gong Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Breathe, do a little light kundalini yoga and meditation, then lay out as your body and mind are gently lulled into a safe, relaxed state through the vibrations of two separate symphonic gongs. Led by Ardas Kaur and Sadhana Kaur. Anahata Yoga, Sound and Energy Healing, 10565 N 114th St, Ste 110, Scottsdale. 480-699-9600. AnahataYogaAz.com. Healing Circle/Share – 6-8pm. Judy Richter, reiki master/teacher, offers an opportunity for those trained in healing modalities to practice and share with others on the energy healing journey. Pure Light Therapies, 3740 E Southern Ave, Ste 214, Mesa. RSVP: 480-695-2002 or purelight1111@ gmail.com.

IANDS – The International Association for Near Death Studies presents Dr. Roy Hill, clinical prison psychologist, who discovered transformations in inmates having spiritual experiences. Hear how this fueled his journey from traditional science to include the reality encompassed in these experiences. $10. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 Breathe the Light Meditation – 3:30pm. Join Dr. Mary Meadows and other messengers of light for this sacred and holy practice of communion with the divine to receive the light through breath and meditation. Donation. The Shrine of Holy Wisdom, 5025 S Ash Ave, Ste B-15, Tempe. 480-219-9633. Finding True Self Workshop – Oct 15-16. Get in touch with your true nature and become the master of your life. This powerful experience has helped many individuals reach their goals and open direct paths to greater physical, emotional, and mental/ spiritual healing. $250. RSVP at nearest Body & Brain Center: Glendale 602-439-9642, Mesa 480545-1013, Scottsdale 480-391-8916, Sun City 623476-5176, Tempe/Chandler 480-345-9642. Fire of the Feminine – 10am-2pm. Sacred knowledge of the feminine priesthoods for the female initiates, brings a deeply spiritual focus to the sacred role of feminine spirituality is called to play for igniting the process of ascension. RSVP: 480-575-1276. Free Healing Saturday – 10am-2pm. Free 20-minute energy healing sessions are available by appointment only. This is a community service offering and is a great introduction to Healing Touch. Multiplicity Enterprises, 2045 S Vineyard Ave, Ste 139, Mesa. Register: Kim Carter 253549-5342, kim@multiplicityenterprises.com or MultiplicityEnterprises.com. Herbal Certification Class – Start of fiveconsecutive week training on the healing benefits of herbal remedies. $555. SW Herb, 148 N Center St, Mesa. 480-694-9931. swherb.com. Spiritual Consciousness Seminar – Consciousness remains a riddle unsolved by science. Might

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Beginning Farmer Program – 5:30-8pm, 5wk series. Introduction to business basics for beginning farmers, including business plan, recordkeeping, marketing, food safety and postharvest handling. Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, 4341 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix. Bit.ly/ beginningfarmer2016.

Gong Divas – 7-8pm. Xanna Marchetti and Monita Baker combine shamanic beats, unusual sounds you may not have heard before, and of course, the classic sounds of the gongs. Allow Spirit to come forth and expand from the sound and energy envelope the gongs create. $20. Interfaith CommUNITY, 952 E Baseline, #102, Mesa. Rev. Julianne: 480-593-8798 or Interfaith-Community. org. imaginepeace0928@gmail.com.

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. Anahata Yoga, Sound and Energy Healing, 10565 N 114th St, Ste 110, Scottsdale. 480-699-9600. AnahataYogaAz.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 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.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 Reiki I and II – 10am-6pm, Oct 19-20. 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. Rolling with the OMies – 7-8pm. Join Ronee and your OMies for an hour of crystal sonic vibrations and healing while she plays her Palladium C# “OM” Bowl and guides the class through 60 minutes of Rolling OMs. Anahata Yoga, Sound and Energy Healing, 10565 N 114th St, Ste 110, Scottsdale. 480-699-9600. AnahataYogaAz.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 Breast and Women’s Health – 6:30pm. Lenna Shepard CTT discusses the role thermography can play and more. Free admission and $50 discount off any scan. The American Center For Biological Medicine, 9312 E Raintree Dr, Scottsdale. 480688-3172. BtiScan.com.

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Introduction to Divine Healing Hands – 7-9pm. Do you feel the sacred call of the divine to heal yourself and others? Do you want to make a difference in the world? Find out how you can receive this most amazing treasure from the divine. Rejuvenate Center, 14640 N Tatum Blvd, Ste 8, Phoenix. Master Debra Manning: 480-338-1012. The Intuitive Pathway (TIP) Intensive – Oct 21-23, part one. Designed for anyone interested in medical intuition, executive intuition, interspecies communication, forensics, creative writing, innovation, resource location and many more applications. Facilitates development of your intuitive powers and assists you in creating more of what you want in your life. With Cay Randall-May. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com. Meditation and More – 6:30-8pm. Judy Richter, licensed massage therapist and reiki master/ teacher, offers free monthly meditations, covering a variety of topics, such as meditation, mudras, mantras, healthy lifestyle, chanting and energy modalities. Together we can raise our energies to be the best we can be. Pure Light Therapies. East Valley location. RSVP: 480-695-2002 or purelight1111@gmail.com. Omni Meditation Training – Oct 21-23. A truly empowering meditation path that has proven effectiveness as a catalyst for expansive shifts in higher consciousness and lasting elevations of mindful living. Rishi’s signature method has been a springboard for meditative mastery for thousands of students worldwide. RSVP: 480-575-1276. Way of the Seabhean Workshop – 9am-5pm, Oct 21-23. Allows attendees to walk between the worlds, recognizing the interconnectedness between all living forces both seen and unseen. Journeying into these worlds for healing, for answers, for visions, brings a sense of continuity, wholeness and integration for self and for the clan.

With shamanic healer Amantha Murphy of Ireland. $788. Gateway Cottage Wellness Center, 470 N Hwy 89A, Sedona. RSVP: 928-862-4400 or info@ GatewayCottageWellness.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 Belly Button Healing Workshop – 1-3pm. Your belly button is more than a birth scar. It is the master key to your body›s natural healing system. This profound and simple healing method will help you to fully manage your physical, emotional and mental/spiritual well-being. $20. RSVP at nearest Body & Brain Center: Glendale 602439-9642, Mesa 480-545-1013, Scottsdale 480391-8916, Sun City 623-476-5176, Tempe/ Chandler 480-345-9642. Brass Tacks Seminar – 8:30am-4:30pm. Learn a seminar system that will explode your home based business. Featuring internationally renowned leader, speaker and acclaimed published author Richard Burnett. $59. Ocotillo Village Health Club and Spa, 4200 S Alma School Rd, Chandler. Sally Trautner: 480 767-6200 or sallytrautner@ cox.net to register. Introduction to Soul and Alternative Healing for Chronic Conditions – 5-7pm. Are you suffering from pain or have a chronic or serious condition? This is a revolutionary way to heal on many levels. Rejuvenate Center, 14640 N Tatum Blvd, Ste 8, Phoenix. Master Debra Manning: 480-338-1012. Psychic Fair – 11am-4pm. Psychics, mediums, Akashic Records, tarot cards, energy healing and more. $20 for 15-minute readings. Rising Phoenix Spiritualist Church and Metaphysical Community, 1522 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix. RisingPhxChurch.org. 602-428-0857.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 Holistic Health Gathering – Noon-6pm. This annual body-mind-spirit celebration features health screenings, consultations from health practitioners, exhibits, mini sessions and more. Free. Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, 1100 E Apache Blvd, Tempe. 480-393-1420. Swiha.edu. AzNetNews.com. Pure Light and Reiki Therapy Level 2 – 9am5pm. Level 2 focuses on working with others to awaken their healing abilities, blending traditional usui reiki traditions and techniques with other methods of light energy. With Judy Richter, reiki master/teacher. Pure Light Therapies, 3740 E Southern Ave, Ste 214, Mesa. RSVP: 480-6952002 or purelight1111@gmail.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 Oncology Massage Workshop – Oct 24-26. Nationally accredited, cancer center based workshop introduces massage therapists, medical staff and healthcare professionals to the bodywork considerations presented by an oncology clientele. With Jacki Sellers, Institute of Integrative Oncology. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 Past Life Regression – 10am-Noon. Ever been to a new location and everything felt very familiar? Ever felt like you already know someone you just met? These experiences could be the memories


from a past life. Explore a past life, connect with your spirit guides and receive messages to enrich your current life. $25. Purple Lotus Pathway, 4111 E Valley Auto Dr, Ste 208, Mesa. RSVP: purplelotus@purplelotuspathway.com or 602-790-8970. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 Complimentary Oncology Massage – For volunteer clients in or who have a history of cancer treatment. The massage will be provided in a classroom setting. Advanced registration required. Free. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com. The Sound of Light Kirtan – 7-8:45pm. Join Mika, Prem Vidu & Friends for an evening of call and response style community chanting which connects us deeply with our innate gratitude and presence of being. $10-$20. Interfaith CommUNITY, 952 E Baseline, #102, Mesa. Rev. Julianne: 480-593-8798 or Interfaith-Community.org.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 Reflexology Feet – 9am-6pm, Oct 27-28. 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: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com. Say “No” to Diabetes and Many Diseases Related to It – 9:30-11am. Learn how to recognize and take control of diabetes and related conditions, naturally. Free. TriVita Wellness Center, 16100 N Greenway Hayden Lp, Ste G104, Scottsdale. 480-656-8133.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 Energy Medicine and Finding Your Passionate Purpose – 7-9pm. Dr. Sue Morter on the Power of Doing Your Thing explains how many try the techniques, study the concepts, carefully craft a vision, and still aren’t manifesting the life of which they dream. Perhaps it’s time to explore more deeply. $20 advance; $25 door. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org. Kirtan – 7:30-9pm. Meditation doesn’t come easy for many people. And that’s where kirtan, an ancient participatory music experience, offers another method to help quiet the mind. With Ryan Hader. $15. A Mindfulness Life Center, 10309 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-207-6016. AMindfulnessLifeCenter.com. The Other Catholics: Remaking America’s Largest Religion – 7pm. Dr. Julie Byrne, associate professor of religion and chair of Catholic Studies at Hofstra University speaks on her recently released study that illuminates the range of groups that exist across the whole Catholic spectrum. Free. The Shrine of Holy Wisdom, 5025 S Ash Ave, Ste B-15, Tempe. 480-219-9633.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 The Five Agreements – 1-4pm. Teachings from the Toltec wisdom, embrace a life of freedom, joy and self love. Psychic fair as well. With Samadhy Ruiz. $40. Rising Phoenix Spiritualist Church and Metaphysical Community, 1522 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix. RisingPhxChurch.org. 602-428-0857. REDOX Seminar – 10am-Noon. For anyone with fatigue, aging skin, pain, stress or simply wants to

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Awaken the Healer Within: Merging Mind, Body and Breath for Embodiment of Spirit – 1:30-4:30pm. Join Dr. Sue Morter (Co-founder of B.E.S.T.) for an afternoon that will help you explore the relationship of the conscious and subconscious mind, energy centers in the body and their influence on creative capacity and physical healing. $49 advance; $54 door. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org.

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look and heal like you did when you were younger. Join with like-minded, health conscious people, practitioners and athletes to learn about this life advancing technology. DC Village Health Club and Spa, 18501 N Thompson Pk Pkwy, Scottsdale. RSVP Required: sallytrautner@cox.net. 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. Self-Hypnosis Workshop – 2-5pm. Become your own coach. Learn tools for changing patterns in your brain and self-hypnosis skills for managing chronic pain, improving sleep, reducing anxiety & stress, and changing negative self-talk. Handouts included. With Teja Shankara, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist & Fibromyalgia Specialist. $22 advance; $25 door. The Floating Lotus Yoga Studio and Natural Healing Center, 202 W Main St, Mesa. 480-553-3122. tejahypnotherapy@gmail. com. tejashankara.com.

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. How2Heal.com.

NOVEMBER 3 How to Boost Your Natural Energy – 3pm. Without coffee, drugs or going to the gym. 480382-3711. Register: QuantumNRGBoost.com.

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classifieds Place a Classified ad: $25 for up to 25 words, per issue. $1.00 per each additional word, per issue. Must be pre-paid. ACTIVATIONS – Aches or Pains? Dizzy? Blocked or Stuck? Eliminate Energetic Interference for a Desirable Change! www.QuantumBodyWisdom.com. 480-382-3711. BARTENDER/PROFESSIONAL LISTENER – Available for listening sessions ($20) in Central Phoenix. John Kai 520-339-2315. Awakening a Purposeful Life. CHI KUNG CLASSES – Every Sunday from 8:00am to 9:00am. $15.00 suggested donation. Request information at: thespokentao@gmx. com or call 928-225-6218. FOR SALE – MAGIC ION Cleanse DUAL FOOT SPA, used only once. It carries a 3-yr. limited warranty, only $1,699. Made by All Health Seekers, Victorville, CA. 281-620-1880. HOME FOR SALE – Organic lifestyle home/ Cave Creek, 2.5 acres, 2,438’, uplifting 360 mountain views, limited EMF. Tour link: http:// tour.circlepix.com/home/ZCTWQN. Contact Leanne for showing appointments of this quiet sanctuary. 623-465-5288 “Land Line” and also text Jeff @ 901-493-4452. LOW IMPACT MEDICALCHI KUNG WORKSHOP – Groups now forming. Request information at: thespokentao@gmx.com or call 928-225-6218. MEDITATIONS, HEALING – Meditation groups/class Saturday 10 am, yoga, healing group, spiritual classes, weekday and weekend. Call 602-579-9461 for information. Location: 10030 North 32nd Street, Phoenix. PELLOWAH SESSIONS – Experience a hands-off powerful subtle energy 30 min. session Request information at: thespokentao@ gmx.com or call 928-225-6218. REIKI AND REFLOXOLOGY WITH REIKI – Unleash the energy with Troy’s Help. Visit TroysHelp.com or call 480-201-9897. $10 off 1st service. SPIRITUAL RELATIONSHIP HEALING – Tired of being frustrated in your love life? Jennifer channels the romance Angels to provide guidance. Readings via Phone or Skype: www. jennifervictory.com. THE REAL YOU SEMINAR – Class introduces concepts of individuality, identity, self-awareness through meditation, affirmation and imagery. Call (602) 577-7835 for information and registration. Website: www.beingtherealyou.org. TWO INTUITIVE PHONE HEALERS – On the phone for the price of one! Regain your health where other healing methods have failed! Intuitive Health Assessments, Psychic Surgery, Akashic Record Readings. Dr. Larry has 35 years of experience as a naturopath and a chiropractor. Tina Joy does intuitive readings to help you uncover and remove unconscious blocks for success. www.doclarrymartin.com. www.tinajoy.com. 855-910-1112 EST.

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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. Royal Path Master-Path Retreat – Nov 4-6. Rishi’s advanced mastery retreat for accelerated initiation and the embodiment of the enlightened heart. A once in a lifetime opportunity to receive the direct activation, personal insight and mentoring from the Rishi. RSVP: 480-575-1276.

NOVEMBER 5 Couples Massage – 9-10:30am. Learn to help your loved ones relax. Treat back, neck and shoulder problems using Swedish massage. Learn the basics that therapists are taught in beginning classes. Enhance your relationship with this essential skill. With Suzanne DeSutter. $44. Gateway Cottage Wellness Center, 470 N Hwy 89A, Sedona. 928-862-4400. GatewayCottageWellness.com. Creating a Sacred Space – 9:30am-12:30pm. Learn the basics of Buddhist ritual of how to set up a qualified shrine and make offerings. Create a tranquil place of refuge in your own home. $25 advance; $35 door. Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix, 614 E Townley Ave, Phoenix. MeditationInArizona.org. Reiki I and II – 10am-6pm, Nov 5-6. 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.

NOVEMBER 7 CranialSacral Balancing Therapy I – 10am-6pm, Nov 7-9. 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.

NOVEMBER 9 Dance in the Light 2: Be The Light Retreat – Nov 9-13. You who have been working with your gifts. You are magical, mystical, empathic, intuitive and connected to spirit world and other realms. Learn how to share them with the world. Facilitated by BakeR Gendron, the psychic coach. $688. Gateway Cottage Wellness Center, 470 N Hwy 89A, Sedona. 928-862-4400. GatewayCottageWellness.com.

NOVEMBER 11 Thai Foot Massage – 9am-6pm. Learn Thaistyle foot massage, which blends foot reflexology (working specific points on the feet) with foot and leg massage techniques from Traditional Thai Massage. Included is a 60-minute protocol with the use of a folk instrument (wooden dowel included). With Joel and Lauren Sheposh. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com. Universal White Time Healing Certified Level One – Nov 11-13. Receive a basic understanding of White Time and become connected to the force of White Time for healing. Learn how to do hands-on-healing and distance healing on others and yourself; how to balance the chakras, aura cleansing, light touch healing, accident healing, animal healing and much more. 10% discount when you mention Natural Awakenings. 33998 N 57th Pl, Scottsdale. 480-767-6200. WhiteTimeHealingClasses.com.

NOVEMBER 12 Finding True Self Workshop – Nov 12-13. Get in touch with your true nature and become the master of your life. Reach your goals and open direct paths to greater physical, emotional and mental/ spiritual healing. $250. RSVP at nearest Body & Brain Center: Glendale 602-439-9642, Mesa 480545-1013, Scottsdale 480-391-8916, Sun City 623476-5176, Tempe/Chandler 480-345-9642. Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo – 10am-4pm, Nov 12-13. Discover great-tasting


specialty products and learn how to cook and bake to meet your dietary needs. Lots of free samples. $15. Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa, 9495 W Coyotes Blvd, Glendale. 630-473-3202. gfafexpo.com.

NOVEMBER 13 Awakening A Whole New World – 3-5pm. The Human Journey in the New Paradigm. Discover energies of the current times, the potential and opportunity for all to awaken to a new self. Sounds, melodies and a cosmic heart meditation. With Cheryl and Jon Pederson. $10. New Vision Center, 18010 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix. RSVP: 602-670-6106 or theheartcenter@gmail.com. cherylpederson.com/events. Sacred Sundays – 10am-Noon. Experience the profound phenomena of Rishi’s signature meditation, divine transmission and enlightened teachings, opening an auspicious gateway to accelerate personal mastery. Carefree location. RSVP: 480-575-1276.

NOVEMBER 14 Universal White Time Healing Certified Level Two – Nov 14-15. Continuation of the White Time certification process with a two-day advanced level course. 10% discount when you mention Natural Awakenings. 33998 N 57th Pl, Scottsdale. 480767-6200. WhiteTimeHealingClasses.com.

NOVEMBER 19 Body Contouring – 10am-6pm. Exchange body wraps to reduce cellulite, tone your body and lose 4-14”. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.

NOVEMBER 20 Rock N’ Rain – 10am-6pm. Go home feeling refreshed, recharged and motivated in your work and personal life. Essential oils and reusable heat pack included. With Marsha Craven. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.

DECEMBER 4 Portal to Energy Healing – Noon-4pm. Witness amazing changes with energy medicine. With Marsha Craven. $50 for one, $80 for two. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.

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FARMERS’ MARKETS

Take advantage of fresh, local produce from the best Arizona farms. Most markets are transitioning to fall hours. Visit their respective websites for the most current information. Ahwatukee Farmers’ Market: 4700 East Warner Road, Phoenix Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Peoria Farmers’ Market: Park West, 9744 West Northern Avenue, Peoria Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phoenix Public Market: 721 North Central Avenue, Phoenix Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Roadrunner Park Farmers’ Market: 3502 East Cactus Rd., Phoenix Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Carefree Farmers’ Market 1 Sundial Circle, Carefree Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sun City Farmers’ Market 16820 North 99th Avenue, Sun City Thursdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Chandler Farmers’ Market: 3 South Arizona Avenue, Chandler Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m.

Uptown Farmers’ Market: 5757 North Central Avenue, Phoenix Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gilbert Farmers’ Market: 222 North Ash Street, Gilbert Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon

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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.

ArizonaCommunityFarmersMarkets.com DowntownChandler.org/FarmersMarket GilbertMarket.com MommasOrganicMarket.com PhxPublicMarket.com UptownMarketAz.com

DECEMBER 5 Pediatric/Infant Early Bonding – 8am-5pm, Dec 5-7. Comprehensive hands-on continuing education designed for licensed massage therapists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, doulas, counselors, family support staff, parents, grandparents and those involved in child care. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.

DECEMBER 8 Chi Nei Tsang Introduction – 9am-6pm, Dec 8-9. Abdominal unwinding with Michelle Giles. Gentle, non-invasive release of physical and emotional blockages. Your digestive tract will love

this. Healing Arts Connection, 1715 W Northern Ave, Ste 100, Phoenix. RSVP: 623-215-7988. How2Heal.com.

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Free 15-Minute Phone Consultation for Health and Success – Discover how to achieve ultimate happiness and health with InteriorWerx. Clear emotional and energetic abnormalities that cause dis-ease, such as anxiety, pain, sadness, discomfort, allergies, recurring physical injury, and more. There is immediate relief from symptoms, bringing health back to true form. InteriorWerx. us. 312-479-7893.

Awakening A Whole New World – 3-5pm. Relationships in the New Paradigm. Discover energies of the current times, the potential and opportunity for all to awaken to a new self. Sounds, melodies and a cosmic heart meditation. With Cheryl and Jon Pederson. $10. New Vision Center, 18010 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix. RSVP: 602-670-6106 or theheartcenter@gmail.com. cherylpederson. com/events.

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

tuesdays “A Course in Miracles” Related Book Study – 7-8:15pm. By focusing on the undoing of the ego through a unique brand of quantum forgiveness, readers are lead beyond theory to a day to day experience of the Divine. With Rev. Julianne Lewis and Michael Hay. $10. Interfaith CommUNITY, 952 E Baseline, #102, Mesa. Rev. Julianne: 480593-8798 or Interfaith-Community.org. Downtown Lunchtime Meditation – 11:45am12:15pm and 12:30-1pm. Take a break to connect to your heart, cultivate inner peace and happiness. $5. Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N Third St, Rm 201, Phoenix. MeditationInArizona.org. 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 – 9-10am or 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). Multiplicity Enterprises, 2045 S Vineyard, Ste 139, Mesa. MultiplicityEnterprises.com. Pre-registration required. Kim: 253549-5342 or kim@multiplicityenterprises.com.

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obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. ~Dalai Lama

Shakti Naam Yoga – 6:45-8:15pm. Experience a new type of yoga using music, mantra, mudra (hand positions), meditation and movement to align with the vibration of the universe, bringing more health and happiness into your life. With Moriah Salzman and Jeannie MacLaughlin. $10 donation. Unity of Mesa, 2740 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org.

Rewind Yoga – 9-10am or 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). Multiplicity Enterprises, 2045 S Vineyard, Ste 139, Mesa. MultiplicityEnterprises.com. Pre-registration required. Kim: 253549-5342 or kim@multiplicityenterprises.com.

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.

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wednesdays A Course in Miracles – 1-2:15pm. Long-time ACIM student and teacher Rev. Julianne Lewis leads this interactive time of discussion and sharing. For all levels. $10. Interfaith CommUNITY, 952 E Baseline, #102, Mesa. Rev. Julianne: 480593-8798 or Interfaith-Community.org. Acupressure Self Help – 6:30-8pm. Relieve muscle tension and stress through acupressure. Imagine your body free of stress and opening to self-love. All sessions open to newcomers. With Victoria Mogilner. $10. Unity of Mesa Annex Bldg, 2740 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700. UnityOfMesa.org. Master Sha’s Soul Healing Group of NE Phoenix – 6:45-8:30pm. Experience healing, wisdom and practices for optimum health and well-being. Rejuvenate Center, 14640 N Tatum Blvd, Ste 8, Phoenix. Mary Anne Melvin: 406-250-8369. Simply Meditate – 6:30-7:30pm. Escape the stress and busyness of life and discover inner peace by exploring meditation techniques and positive minds. Learn simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our life and develop inner peace through guided meditation and a short Buddhist teaching to help us solve our daily problems and find the lasting happiness we seek. $5. Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix, 614 E Townley Ave, Phoenix. MeditationInArizona.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. “How to Solve Our Humans Problems”, taught by representatives from Kadampa Meditation Center. $10; $5/ students and unemployed. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-892-2700, UnityOfMesa.org.

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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.

saturdays Boot Camp – 7:30-8:30am. Cardio, core and strength training. $5 first session. Granada Park, Phoenix. 602-639-4054. PamelaFitness.com.

sundays Celebration Service – 10:30-11:45am. All with peaceful beliefs are welcome to this inclusive, loving, thriving spiritual community. Coffee and tea happy hour fellowship at 10am. Interfaith CommUNITY, 952 E Baseline, #102, Mesa. Rev. Julianne: 480-593-8798 or Interfaith-Community.org. Peer Recovery Support Group – 7-8pm. Meditation, prayer and group support. This is a group of anonymity, although not your typical 12 step meeting. Free. Rising Phoenix Spiritualist Church and Metaphysical Community, 1522 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix. RisingPhxChurch.org. 602-428-0857. Prayers for World Peace – 10-11:15am. Enjoy practical advice and meditations that lift the heart and bring energy and hope; from this inner peace, world peace grows. In these troubled times, this is an opportunity to make prayers together for our families and friends, and for the cessation of all the pain and problems in the world. $5 donation. Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix, 614 E Townley Ave, Phoenix. MeditationInArizona.org. Sunday Services – 9am and 10:45am. A Positive Path for Spiritual Living. Nursery available for infants through kindergarten. Youth ministry classes are open in the Education Annex at 10:15am. Unity of Mesa, 2700 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-8922700. UnityOfMesa.org. Sunday Services – 10:30am. Additional Sunday Services include 5:30pm on 2nd & 4th Sunday and 5:30pm Healing Service 1st & 3rd Sunday. Rising Phoenix Spiritualist Church and Metaphysical Community, 1522 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix. RisingPhxChurch.org. 602-428-0857.


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ACTIVATIONS MASTER QUANTUM ACTIVATOR MARLENE ALLEN Free Energy Centers Reading 480-382-3711 Skype: allen.marlene QuantumBodyWisdom.com

Aches or pains? Dizzy? Blocked or stuck? Eliminate energetic interference for a desirable change physically, energetically, mentally, emotionally, professionally, financially and spiritually using cellular quantum mechanics to be the Law of Attraction.

ACUPUNCTURE BAREFOOT ACUPUNCTURE COMMUNITY PAIN & STRESS CLINIC 6722 E. Avalon Drive, Suite 1 Scottsdale, AZ 85251 602-954-8016 Barefoot-Acupuncture.com

Affordable pain and stress relief for working people. Acupuncture for as little as $25 per session for established patients getting a series of 5-10 treatments. Custom Chinese herbal formulas for common ailments. Skin health specialist. Top-tier skills without the frills.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE SALT CHALET ARIZONA

Pavel Gershkovich, CHP, CRP 5011 N. Granite Reef Road Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-621-6041 SaltChaletArizona.com ArizonaLeechTherapy.com Our rooms are coated from floor to ceiling with multiple layers of pure, untreated salt from the Dead Sea. Providing relief for many health conditions. See ad on page 33.

CHIROPRACTORS DR. HARLAN SPARER

5308 South Heather Drive Tempe, AZ 85283 480-245-7894 TempeNonForce.com

SW HERB SHOP & GATHERING PLACE

Dr. Harlan Sparer is a Wholistic C h i r o p r a c t o r, e x c l u s i v e l y practicing the Directional Non Force Technique®, for the last 30 years. He adjusts ligaments, muscles, bones, and discs.

Kathleen Gould, RH 148 N. Center Street Mesa, AZ 85201 480-694-9931 SWHerb.com

Hundreds of bulk medicinal herbs and specialty blends, multitude of classes of all kinds, rental space. Medicinemaking supplies, herbal bath shoppe. Varied therapists available. See ad on page 23.

ART CLASSES WATERCOLOR ART CLASSES Allura Westly 3611 E. Sunnyside Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85028 602-469-0524 allurawatercolor@cox.net AlluraWaterColor.com

Allura Westly, master teacher, opens her sanctuary studio to 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.

CLEANING SERVICES BENNETT’S CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING

Valleywide Service 480-994-4988 BennettsCarpetCleaningAz.com Eco-friendly carpet & upholstery cleaning. Featuring organic cleaners and odor removal products derived from renewable seed and vegetable sources. No perfumes, solvents or other hazardous products. No phosphates. Products also available for in home use. Licensed and owner operated since 1974. See ad on page 16.

PURMAID

844-PUR-MAID PurMaid.com An eco-friendly home and office cleaning company & offers natural cleaning products. 844-PUR-MAID. See ad on page 49.

CANCER AN OASIS OF HEALING

210 N. Center Street, Suite 102 Mesa, AZ 85201 480-834-5414 AnOasisOfHealing.com

COLON HYDROTHERAPY

Leading alternative medicine cancer specialist. Combines nature and science in a comprehensive and integrative way nobody else does. Accepting patients from around the world. See ad on page 25.

MELINDA SMITH

Colon hydrotherapy, biofeedback, pets, homeopathy, energetic facelift, anti aging and iridology Scottsdale 602-317-7677 BestVisionOfHealth.com Gentle, relaxing session with unique gas release technique to eliminate toxins and get rid of pain. Biofeedback scan and healing to detect hidden risk factors, on pets and horses as well.

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NATURAL MEDICINE & DETOX 301 W. Roosevelt Street, Suite 2 Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-307-0888 NaturalMedicineAndDetox.com

We offer both open and closed colon hydrotherapy systems performed by certified colon hydrotherapy professionals. Receive a free 45 minute infrared sauna session with purchase when mentioning Natural Awakenings. Call for details 602-3070888.

CRANIOSACRAL 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.

DENTISTS INTEGRATIVE DENTAL ASSOCIATES Lisa M. Butler, DMD 4202 N. 32nd Street, Suite A Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-956-4807 IntegrativeDental.com

Providing biologic dentistry personalized to fit your needs in a caring and supportive environment. We offer many holistic procedures using the latest in modern technology. Dr. Butler is a member of the Holistic Dental Association and the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology. See ad on page 15 and 29.

WOLSKI CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE DENTISTRY

Krystyna Wolski, DDS, DMD, M.D., M.D.(H) 14269 N. 87th Street, Suite 107 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-991-3357 Offering a unique dental-body approach for over 20 years. Health problems often begin in the mouth because your teeth and body are connected through acupuncture meridians. Modalities include kinesiology, electro-dermal testing and homeopathy. See ad on page 40.

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ENERGY HEALING BUBBLING WELL HEALTH OFFERINGS

Universal White Time Healing links us with the energies from the Beyond—the Original Sun. And, that heals our separation and PURPLE LOTUS PATHWAY Debi McDermott our isolation. “A joyful journey of self-discovery and

transformation” There are no limits to the level of power a 952 E. Baseline Road, Suite 101 Linda P. Essex, R.N. person can85204 reach with White Time. Mesa, AZ Prescott 602-790-8970 928-710-2178 Powerful yet gentle healing for physical, PurpleLotusPathway.com BubblingWell@cableone.net psychological, emotional daily problems Linda has over 30 yrs of experience and situations Restore of life. and rejuvenate your to assist you to meet your needs. Pamper your body and spirit with food-based healing and products, healing touch, channeling for spiritual guidance and Qigong lessons. Private and group sessions or demonstrations by appt.

INTERIORWERX WITH SUSAN CURRY 312-479-7893 Sessions@InteriorWerx.us InteriorWerx.us

Expand your health and happiness by raising your vibration to its highest potential. InteriorWerx clears emotional energetic abnormalities that cause dis-ease, such as anxiety, pain, sadness, discomfort, allergies, recurring physical injury, etc. This natural modality provides optimum health for body and mind with proven results. Free 15-minute consultation (schedule online).

KIM CARTER, M.A., HTCP, RYT 2045 S. Vineyard Ave., Suite 139 Mesa, AZ 85210 480-773-6599 Kim@MultiplicityEnterprises.com MultiplicityEnterprises.com

Kim is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner specializing in grief and loss, serious/chronic illness a n d s p i r i t u a l g r ow t h . H e r emphasis is on empowering clients to recognize, trust and act on their own intuition.

MARIE SLOTTOW

Certified Eden Energy Medicine Clinical Practitioner, Emotional Freedom Techniques & Matrix Reimprinting Scottsdale 734-719-1045 marie.goodvibrations@gmail.com GoodVibrationsEnergyMedicine.com Experience the calming effects and health benefits of balanced Qi energy flow, and learn easy selfcare energy techniques that empower you to actively participate in your own healing process. Sessions utilize both touch and no-touch healing techniques to correct energetic imbalances underlying stress and chronic health issues. Schedule today.

mind, body and spirit with energy therapies, including Universal Time UPCOMING CLASSES: Reiki and LaHoChi, or White explore Healing your uniqueness with aLevel past Three life Universal White Time regression. March 10-13 Healing Level One Feb 26-28 April 8-10 June 24-26 Universal Time SALLYWhite TRAUTNER Healing Level Two Healer Holistic Energy March 1-2N. 57th Place 33998 April 12-13 Scottsdale, AZ 85266 June 28-29 480-767-6200

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SallyAsst has Head been studying Teacherand working with energy medicine/ High Teacher healing sinceHealer 1995. She is a Master White Time Assisting Head Teacher, High Teacher, Master Natural Healing White Time Healer. She is also certified in numerous additional Alternatives energy healing modalities. Sally performs hands on and remote healings worldwide for physical, www.WhiteTimeHealingClasses.com emotional and spiritual healing. See ad on page 14.

Call 480 767-6200 Email: sallytrautner@cox.net

FITNESS

GERI-FIT COMPANY LLC

P.O. Box 2522 Temecula, CA 92593 1-888-GERI-FIT | (1-888-437-4348) info@gerifit.com gerifit.com Geri-Fit® is an evidencebased group strength training exercise class for older adults. Licenses are now available to fitness instructors and facilities nationwide.

HOLISTIC HEALTH A MINDFULNESS LIFE CENTER 10339 N. Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-207-6016 AMindfulnessLifeCenter.com

A Mindfulness Life Center offers: meditation classes, mindfulness classes, yoga (i.e. gentle, restorative, kundalini, flow, yin), sound healing (crystal bowls/gong), yoga nidra, tai chi, qigong, breathing classes, stress reduction programming (mindfulness based stress reduction), workshops, special events and energy healing services. No experience needed. See ad on page 32.


ANAHATA SOUND AND ENERGY HEALING

10565 N. 114th Street, Suite 110 Scottsdale, AZ 85259 480-699-9600 Ana-Ha-Ta.com

TOTAL REJUVENATION CENTER Victoria Mogilner 2928 N. 70th Street, Suite E Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-560-1454 victoria@east-westcenter.com east-westcenter.com

Gong, crystal singing bowl and full moon meditations, kundalini yoga, restorative Sunday, Juneand 1styoga 12pm - 4pm yoga, yin yoga nidra classes. Creating a ANAHATA Sound and Energy Healing community of conscious Creating a community of conscious connection! connection. See ad on page 19.Enjoy FREE Yoga Classes:

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Receive 20% off your first visit on any acupuncture, reiki, massage, chakra balancing or hypnosis service. 30 years’ experience; trained in China.

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Debra Manning, RN LAc Divine Channel 14840 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 8 Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-923-1125 BalanceAndHarmonyForLife.com Offering unique services to help you heal on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Soul Healing, Akashic Record Readings, Acupuncture, Detox, Facial Rejuvenation, more. See ad on page 14.

2915 E. Baseline Road, Suite 101 Gilbert, AZ 85234 480-776-0626 InnovativePrimaryCareAz.com

We are an integrated medical and wellness practice offering individualized attention and a variety of services, including hormone therapy, to support your health. Learn more about us and our high-quality, curated health supplements online at InnovativePrimaryCareAz.com.

LESTER R. KLEBE, D.P.M.

Foot and Ankle Care 10555 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite A101 Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 602-954-0777

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Ph: 480-699-9600 Judy Richter, LMT, RMT www.ana-ha-ta.com 3740 E. Southern Avenue, Suite 214 INSIGHTS FOR LIFE Authorized Dealer of Crystal Singing Bowls by Crystal Tones Mesa, AZ 85206 Martha Reed, PhD Check our schedule for upcoming workshops and events! 480-695-2002 18589 N. 59th Avenue, Suite 108 PureLight1111@gmail.com Glendale, AZ 85308 PureLightTherapies.com 623-249-5888 With 20+ years of experience Judy InsightsForLife.center

can Help you heal your Body, Mind and Soul with Therapeutic Massage, Essential Oils, and Healing energy modalities. The techniques used to stretch and release tension and tightness in necks and shoulders is unique and very beneficial. Incorporating energy work to each session is powerful in balancing your energy to allow your body to heal naturally.

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DR. ILANA H. OREN, PH.D., SC.D., LMFT 480-818-0227 DrIlanaOren.com

Anxiety and phobias, anger management and substance addictions are just a few of the challenges Dr. Ilana Oren can help you with through hypnosis. She has been supporting patients and their wellness for more than four decades.

Practicing in the Phoenix area, Dr. Klebe offers complete foot and ankle care. Holistically oriented, Dr. Klebe integrates homeopathic medicine with conventional medical care. See ad on page 30.

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Shen Wellness Center 10210 W. Happy Valley Parkway, Suite 140 Peoria, AZ 85383 623-282-4642 Shen-Wellness-Center.com Shen Wellness Center was created for patients who prefer a more holistic and integrative approach for their healthcare. Dr. Smette is board certified in family medicine, with additional training in geriatric medicine and medical acupuncture. She believes in long appointments (1-2 hours), truly getting to know her patients and empowering them to optimize their health.

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MOVEMENT FELDENKRAIS PHOENIX

40th Street & Cactus or at And Breathe 3201 N. 3rd St., Phoenix AZ 85012 602-821-7149 (for both) Jacqueline Bayne has had over 20 years experience as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, guiding people in slow gentle movements, either verbally or with touch. This method can assist with higher function such as relaxation, better posture, reduction of pain, for most anybody, and particularly dancers, artists, people in pain or those who simply want to move with greater ease through life.

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 41.

BARRIE ZELLER, NMD

Zest Natural Medicine 1405 N. Dobson Road #20 Chandler, AZ 85224 480-361-5108 ZestNaturalMedicine.com Dr. Barrie Zeller specializes in gastrointestinal concerns, obesity, food allergies, adrenal fatigue, hormone imbalances, and women’s health. She uses bioidentical hormone therapy and other natural therapies to guide the body and mind to wellness. Her approach to treatment is to devise a plan that fits your life. See ad on page 50.

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.

INNOVATIVE PRIMARY CARE 2915 E. Baseline Road, Suite 101 Gilbert, AZ 85234 480-776-0626 InnovativePrimaryCareAz.com

Are you in pain? Dr. Xan Simonson specializes in acupuncture and prolotherapy to help stimulate the body’s natural healing process, strengthen joints weakened by trauma or arthritis, and treat chronic pain conditions naturally.

ARIZONA ORGANIC PEST & TERMITE CONTROL Organic Pest Control 602-923-1457 ArizonaOrganic.com

Avoid being exposed to dangerous chemicals when all-natural and safer alternatives work just as well and last longer. See ad on page 12.

PET CARE ANDREA SOBOTKA, AKA “CRITTER DOC”

ASAM, Sh. Reiki, HTAP, Animal Communicator and Counselor 602-317-1543 Critterdoc1@cox.net SpiritAnimalWisdom.com With a gentle healing touch, Andrea provides earth medicine and energy healing, animal communication, and intuitive counsel for pets and their people.

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Pain Therapies & Performance Solutions 1425 S. Higley Road, Suite #101 Gilbert, AZ 85296 480-466-6398 StudioHealthAz.com An integrative 3 step approach for pain relief using stretch therapy, corrective exercise, and nutrient metabolism identification. Free 1 hour introduction class Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm please RSVP.

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SALONS A LOR A ORGANIC STUDIO 7329 E. Stetson Drive #11 Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-318-7555 AloraOrganic.com

We are an organic eco friendly hair salon where beautiful cuts and color coexist with the best natural hair care. No harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrances. Just beautiful healthy hair. New Client special $10 off your first service. Energy healing sessions are also available. See ad on page 34.

PURE SALON

8711 E. Pinnacle Peak Road #205 Scottsdale 480-339-6688 PureSalonAz.com Voted best natural salon in the Valley 2010-2014 by Natural Awakenings readers. Organic | vegan | gluten free. Clean air eco-friendly salon environment only using the finest non-toxic hair color. Also providing organic facials, oxygen treatments and microneedling. See ad on page 41.

SLEEP APNEA DR. BETH HAMANN, DDS

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 18.


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Divine Science & Meditative Mastery With Spiritual Master Rishi Devra 8100 E. Grapevine Road • Carefree, AZ 480-575-1276 OmniAwakening.org Info@OmniAwakening.org Meetup.com/OmniAwakening Welcome to the Valley’s premier meditation and divine science group, with spiritual master and author Rishi Devra. You are warmly invited to join us for enlightened teachings and the palpable experience of the divine. Newcomers welcome! See ad on page 9.

RISING PHOENIX SPIRITUALIST CHURCH AND METAPHYSICAL COMMUNITY 1522 W. Encanto Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85007 623-428-0857 RisingPhxChurch.org

Sunday Services 10:30 am and 5:30 pm. ClassesEvents-Workshops. We believe in the continuity of life & communication with spirit, supporting the mind, body spirit connection through intuitive studies and healing. See ad on page 14.

THE SHRINE OF HOLY WISDOM 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. See ad on page 45.

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 Services: 9am and 10:45am; Youth program available. All are welcome. See ad on page 41.

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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 25.

WELLNESS PRODUCTS WEIGHT LOSS INSIGHTS FOR LIFE

Martha Reed, PhD 18589 N. 59th Avenue, Suite 108 Glendale, AZ 85308 623-249-5888 InsightsForLife.center “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. See ad on page 36.

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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. Order online.

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Natural Awakenings Phoenix October 2016 Issue  

Chiropractic Care, Throat Soothers, Secret Life of Trees, Ancestral Diets, Fashion and the Environment, Thermography, Labyrinths, Conscious...

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Chiropractic Care, Throat Soothers, Secret Life of Trees, Ancestral Diets, Fashion and the Environment, Thermography, Labyrinths, Conscious...

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