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Japan’s Fastest Growing Spiritual Movement Reaches Western Shores with New Inspirational Film


astern New Thought Meets Western New Thought in Immortal Hero, a film based on the epiphany that has inspired Ryuho Okawa to lead Happy Science, Japan’s budding spiritual movement of 12 million plus followers, will open in the United States and Canada on October 18. Based on the true story of the near-death experience that compelled Ryuho Okawa to devote his life to spreading the Truth he received from the spiritual realms and masters, Immortal Hero tells the dramatic, inspiring story of Makoto Mioya, a highly successful Japanese writer and publisher who miraculously heals himself from a fatal heart condition after a near-death visitation from powerful spiritual beings. As part of the recovery pro  cess, Makoto writes about his powerful "rebirth" as an enlightened and transformed October 26 - November 2, 2019: teacher. Although he faces challenges at home and San abroad, Mioya promises to use Diego, California the second chance at life he has been blessed with to make a positive difference for as many people as possible. He commits to "die for the truth," a powerful covenant that Joinand us intensity for the most incredible week yourresponsibility Life! defines the purity of his message of love, our of mutual for ® and and become a licensed Heal Your Life Workshop Leader one another world peace. Immortal Heroteaching is the 17ththe filmmethodologies by Happy Science of Productions, the award-winning Louise Hay media arm of the burgeoning Happy Science movement founded by Ryuho Okawa in the only program authorized 1986.This Theisinspirational film reveals the depth and gravity of Master Okawa’s miraculous by Hay House and near-death experience in 2004 and its significance for the world. Approved by Louise Hay herself. Happy Science’s mission is to bring happiness to all humanity by integrating religions across the globe with Facilitated by: a new world religion that will transcend religious and ethnic conflicts andSandra cultivate happiness, success, health and wealth for all people, businesses J. Filer, MBA United States Heal Your Life® and regions. Teacher and Coach Trainer


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Inspiring and Transformational Weekend Event with Jac O’Keeffe


transformative weekend with Jac O’Keefe is being held November 1-3 at the Holiday Inn in Carlsbad. During this event, she’ll offer clear teachings that move us toward freedom and cover a broad range of topics while capturing wonderful and illuminating moments, creating an opening to the nothingness and freedom that is beyond the sense of material existence. O’Keeffe’s extensive background as an energy worker sets her apart in that she can scan the many layers and dimensions from relative to absolute reality. She has the unique ability to pinpoint where people are stuck due to identified thought, be it of a karmic, energetic or psychospiritual-emotional nature. Her inclusive approach does not dismiss subjective life experiences; everything has its place. “You don’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to have good health, you don’t have to do it before your body dies; it’s got nothing to do with anything: its right now. Place your attention behind any stories, any concepts. From there, freedom arises, beauty arises, love arises,” says this inspiring speaker, who’s style is to respond to each person individually, as every path is different. “There is a unique life to be lived while one’s true identity unfolds,” says O’Keeffe, who places things in context, pointing to the unlimited movement of consciousness and from there, prior to non-dual teachings, and the last step; prior to consciousness itself. Location: Holiday Inn, 2725 Palomar Airport Rd.,Carlsbad, CA. For more information or to register, call 760-599-4075 or visit

6th Annual Enrich Your Life Event


he 6th Annual Enrich Your Life Event is being held Saturday, October 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, in Escondido. This transformative event focusing on self-care and regenerative medicine features live music, networking in the health marketplace, lectures given by renowned health experts, lunch and resources galore. “Several organizations are sending their staff to this event as an employee appreciation or team building event,” shares Carolyn Gross, event facilitator and founder of Creative Life Solutions. Health-minded adults seeking greater education, inspiration and resources to help them feel good, look good and do good are all invited. “Empower yourself and your staff to improve lifestyle and work performance with actionable wellness solutions at this comprehensive health event,” invites Gross. Morning presentations include "Rise Above the Chaos", with award-winning speaker and author, Carolyn Gross; "Maintain Your Health"with Dr. Tsu-Tsair Chi, Ph.D.; and "Regenerative Medicine Now" with Alexandra Bunyak, M.D. Afternoon speakers include Ryan Jeffcoat, researcher on "Science Behind New MyDNAge Testing; Retirement and Wealth Strategies" with Jim Mellon, and "Facial Rejuvenation and Natural Body Therapies" with Dr. Amanda Holden. “If these topics interest you, then register to join us before we sell out,” says Gross. A lunch and learn with roundtable sessions will also take place with health resource experts on Healthy Dental Care from Citracado Dental Group, EMF Protection from Scalar 4 Health, Far Infrared Sauna Benefits from Massage Green Spa, Why we need to Stretch with Stretch U, Creating Restorative Environments with True Vert, Fitness for Life with Nicole Zapoli, How to Avoid Dry Mouth with Prisyna and Essential Oils for Living by doTerra Essential Oils. The event also features a Health Marketplace with all the featured mainstage and roundtable speakers and sponsors plus Adornments Collections Fashion, Aqua Lavage Colonics, BeRUNA Living Foods, Natural Awakenings magazine and the California Center for the Arts. Cost: $49 per person; 2 people for $90 or $400 for table of 10. Location: California Center for the Arts Grand Ballroom at the Conference Center, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA. To purchase tickets and for more information, call 760-741-2762, visit or search for “6th Annual Enrich Your Life Event” on See ad, page 7.


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Free Substance Abuse Educational Film


screening of the documentary film The First Day is being held Sunday, September 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Carlsbad City Library, in Carlsbad. The First Day depicts an innovative approach to prevention and wellness education with a look into the struggles facing our youth today. Filmed at public and private high schools over the course of a year, the film chronicles former professional basketball player, author and wellness advocate, Chris Herren’s journey revealing his profound connections with high school students who, in turn, have shared their stories of struggle and strength. The First Day addresses issues that school systems and students across the country are impacted by each day, directly or indirectly, including substance use, other harmful behaviors and mental health problems. “When it comes to speaking about addiction, the focus is oftentimes about the worst day. We need to focus on how this begins rather than on how it ends. Prevention starts on the first day,” says Herren. All are invited to watch this film and raise awareness of this critical issue and challenge in our community and address substance use with a focus on wellness. This free community event is presented by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency–San Diego. A panel discussion and a Q&A will be held at the end of the film. Doors open at 1 p.m. Seating is limited and open to all. Location: 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. For more information, visit

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Renowned Animal Communicator Relocates to San Diego


tacy Krafczyk, founder of All Spirit Healing, has recently relocated to Southern California from Wisconsin. This internationally known professional animal communicator, intuitive reader, medium and Reiki Master Teacher, says, “My passion and love is working with people and animals to build the bridge of telepathic communication and deepen the bond between each species.” In addition to in-home sessions for people and their beloved animal companions, Krafczyk offers phone appointments anywhere in the world. “Sometimes people are at a loss with their pets and wonder what their animal is actually thinking,” she says. “Some of their main concerns are about how their pet is feeling, whether it’s okay to add another fur friend to the family, how the pet’s health is, and end of life questions and concerns.” With her amazing ability to communicate with pets, Krafczyk can offer guidance and support directly from the animals themselves. “People begin to feel validated knowing their own instinct is correct about their pet. They now understand their behavior,” she assures. “The animals will tell them exactly what they like and don’t like and whether it’s okay to add another animal to the household among the many other pieces of information their animal shares.” Krafczyk, who has helped thousands of animals throughout her 15year career, affirms that animal communication can successfully restore balance and bring peace and harmony to the household. “In addition to residential homes, I love traveling to barns and animal sanctuaries for group readings and teaching workshops at animal facilities,” says this passionate healer, who often combines animal communication and reiki to create a deeper sense of safety and peace for the animal during each session. “I also offer classes and workshops in meditation, intuitive development, reiki and animal communication.” For more information, call 414-460-4781, email or visit

Natural Awakenings San Diego Launches New Community Website


atural Awakenings has unveiled a brand-new, comprehensive online hub for all things healthy and sustainable in the San Diego area. Partnering with the Locable Publisher Network, a software company that works exclusively with local publications like Natural Awakenings, the new website has many exciting features for readers and advertisers alike. The enhanced online calendar will make it easy to share events and discover local happenings in the community. Business owners can list their natural health and eco-friendly products or services for visitors to discover in the new searchable directory. There are opportunities for advertisers to increase their online reach through a community sponsorship, featured event listings, display advertisements and more. Also, the articles and sections that readers have grown to love can be easily found and shared through the new website. Publisher Elaine Russo says, "I’m so excited about the launch of this new website. It’s going to create more opportunities to keep our local healthy living community connected to all of the products, services, practitioners and events that are here to help keep our lives healthier and happier.” For more information, visit If you are interested in digital advertising opportunities with certain online placements available on a first-come, first-serve basis, contact 760-436-2343.

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The Amazon Rain Forest continues to lose habitat for animals and plants by clear cutting practices that add to the burden of climate change. According to satellite imaging data compiled in 2018 by Global Forest Watch and analysts at the University of Maryland, removing large patches of forest to make room for ranching caused the highest loss of forest cover overall, along with other commercial activities like mining and soy production. The World Resources Institute, which tracks global forest cover, reports deforestation is increasing in Brazil, Indonesia, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. Large swaths of forest serve as carbon sinks, helping suck excess carbon emissions from the atmosphere. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has promised to open the Amazon for industry and recently slashed funding to environmental and science research groups.

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Vietnam is among the biggest contributors to plastic waste in the ocean, and Suntory Holdings, a giant Japanese beverage company, has joined its rivals Coca-Cola and Nestlé to encourage new recycling strategies to fend off such actions as the European Union’s move toward outlawing single-use plastic items. A report by Greenpeace last year found Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé to be the world’s biggest producers of plastic trash, although all three companies have made recycling pledges. Suntory, a maker of whisky and soft drinks, says it plans to switch out pure, petroleum-based plastic bottles in all markets by 2030, using only recycled or plant-based materials, at a cost of approximately $467 million, but also says it sees no viable alternative yet to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.


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According to a new report from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, elephants have such sensitive olfactory discrimination that they can determine different amounts of food just by sniffing it. Most animals use visual acuity to determine quantities of food, but this study shows that it’s important for psychologists to incorporate into experimental designs the ways in which different animals interact with their environment using all of their senses.


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Bringing Mindfulness to Create a Healthier, More Balanced World


s a university instructor, researcher, author and mindfulness teacher, Anne Randerson, Ph.D., has always been fascinated by the human mind-body-spirit connection. Her passion to help individuals learn to grow and thrive prompted her to spend 25 years of her life on three different continents. “Everyone wants to get the most out of life, but it’s not easy,” she affirms. “We know it’s important to achieve work-life balance, but that’s hard to do in our always plugged-in, modern society. It creates a lot of stress. But for what?” After living in Belgium, France, Spain and Japan, Randerson relocated to Encinitas seven years ago. “It was interesting moving back to San Diego county, where I was raised, after living abroad for so long.” She has been an intercultural consultant since 2007, when she created Cross Cultural Horizons, her originally Brussels-based cultural lifestyle integration training company. In fact, she took her own Reverse Culture Shock seminar to help her deal with the stress of moving back home. Randerson has been teaching Global Studies courses at California State University San Marcos since 2014, where she has also been teaching mindfulness as a volunteer for the past two

years. Trained by the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, she completed their MBSR Teacher Training and Practicum in 2017. She speaks six languages, which helps her connect with the diverse range of students on her campus. Randerson’s research on mindfulness and holistic health dates to 1997 when she began working on her Ph.D. degree in Human Life Studies in Japan. Her six-year research was on East-West differences and human lifestyle and sensitivity toward nature from religious and philosophical perspectives. Through the years, in addition to teaching at universities, she has taught tai chi, qi gong and practiced yoga and meditation. This highly motivated mindfulness teacher’s chief aim is to help others become more balanced through a greater awareness of mind-body-spirit integration. “I strive to help people learn to become more present in each moment, highlighting the choices offered to them in all situations. This can help them remain balanced and more resilient to life’s challenges,” says Randerson, who notes that there is a disconnect between what people think they must do to be happy, and what they are actually feeling. “So many people lose sight of their priorities, putting their self-care on the back burner. Mindfulness training can help them keep their thoughts in the ‘now.’ Living more mindfully helps people realize how harmful a 24/7 stressed-out lifestyle is for their longterm health and well-being, and how beautiful life can be when they are fully present to appreciate it.” In addition to teaching mindfulness at her university, Randerson has been assisting Julie Chippendale with her Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course at Scripps Encinitas Hospital. “Julie is an amazing teacher and mentor. As an exceptionally experienced mindfulness teacher and nurse, she knows all about human physiology, the mind-body connection, and how the mind works. I’m very grateful to have Julie’s insightful, heartfelt guidance.” Anne Randerson’s next eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course will be held on Wednesday nights at the Peace House in Encinitas, starting September 11, with a full Day of Mindfulness on October 20. Course fee: $475. For more information, contact 858-822-9799, Info@CrossCulturalHorizons. com or visit

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t has been said that stress kills, and it often can be a slow and premature process, leading to common but avoidable symptoms of decline: impaired memory, loss of mobility, fatigue and decreased libido. Good nutrition, getting enough sleep and staying active contribute to vitality; however, fortifying the nervous system is critical to combating age-accelerating stress hormones like cortisol. The key to keeping body and mind young may lie in the therapeutic modalities of bodywork, an umbrella term for up to 350 methods that include massage, energy work and meridian-based therapies like acupuncture, shiatsu and reflexology, which can improve quality of life and promote cellular integrity. Once considered a luxury confined to spas and private home sessions, bodywork is mov-


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ing into the medical mainstream with reputable hospitals like the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York City, which offers reiki sessions and instruction for patients and caregivers. According to a survey by the American Hospital Association, reiki and its close cousin Therapeutic Touch comprise one of three top complementary therapies in American hospitals, along with massage therapy and music. The Arthritis Foundation recommends massage for all types of arthritis and pain syndromes like fibromyalgia, as it can reduce discomfort and stress.

The Chemistry of Premature Aging

Busy lives without enough downtime can set up the body to be in a chronic state of

Sheldon Cohen of Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, changes how the body regulates inflammatory response. “Stress and inflammation cause pain and disease,” says Certified Reflexologist and holistic practitioner Martha Garland, of CreativeSpirit Healing Arts, in Baltimore. “All of this that we carry in our bodies will make us feel much older than our years.” Through application of pressure on specific reflex zones on the feet, hands and ears, reflexologists like Garland can help promote the natural flow of bodily functions. “Reflexology, a modality that is separate from massage therapy, reduces the tension, stress and pain that we hold in our feet and in the rest of our body, which can promote longevity and better quality of life,” she says. Certified craniosacral therapist Margaret Connolly, of Narberth, Pennsylvania, agrees that mental or emotional strain plays a key role in the aging process. “During stress, the body is primed to resist or escape a threat, and in that situa-


“fight-or-flight”, which compromises cardiovascular health, nutrient absorption, waste elimination and immunity. Thanks to groundbreaking researchers like Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, it is now understood that prolonged daily stress weakens DNA structures by shortening chromosome-protecting telomeres, a major component in premature cell death and the trigger of genetic, predisposed markers for disease. Studies by Dr. Owen Wolkowitz, of the University of California, San Francisco, demonstrate the link between shortened telomeres and insufficient response to free radicals, resulting in chronic inflammation, now believed to be the catalyst of most degenerative diseases. Psychological stress, according to research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by

tion, it’s not going to prioritize restorative activities,” she says. Craniosacral therapy (CST) focuses on the cerebrospinal fluid and the meninges surrounding the brain, spinal cord and related connective tissue, and helps the body drop out of excessive fight-or-flight mode.

Pain, Serotonin and Substance P

Bodywork and its ability to impact the chemistry of stress has far-reaching effects on most bodily systems. Studies in 2016 from the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine have shown that massage therapy helps to regulate hormones, boost immunity, improve attentiveness and ease the symptoms of depression. Licensed Massage Therapist Michele Duncan King, of Sea Spell Massage, in Cannon Beach, Oregon, knows firsthand how her work can assist in counteracting the energy-sapping effects of stress. “When the digestive system doesn’t go into the ‘rest-and-digest’ state via activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, it can affect muscles, joints, organs and hormones. This, along with elevated cortisol, can certainly make us function less optimally, making us feel older and less vibrant.” Traditional massage modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, Thai and Lomi Lomi help reduce blood pressure, boost immunity by augmenting natural killer cells, decrease symptoms of depression and support the cardiovascular system. It can also assist lymphatic movement, which can prevent cold hands and feet and achiness. Massage also raises serotonin and dopamine levels, neurotransmitters that play vital roles in memory, mood regulation and immunity. Most significantly, higher serotonin levels are linked to lower levels of substance P, a neuropeptide that is central in pain perception. It soars during times of stress, anxiety and insufficient sleep, and has also been linked to tumor growth and inflammatory conditions.

Multidimensional Well-Being

Bodywork can assist the physical body, but it can also be a restorative balm for the emotions and psyche. “As human beings, touch is so important. Massage modalities invite safe, healing touch,” says Anita Bondi, licensed massage therapist and a founder of the Wellspring Holistic Center, in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. “A good therapist will also educate a client about other benefits of a more holistic lifestyle. I believe any time we give ourselves permission to listen to the body’s wisdom and follow its lead, we reduce stress and increase well-being.” While women are more apt to include bodywork sessions in their health care, men can be hesitant. Connolly encourages both women and men to experience CST and other modalities. “Sometimes men are a bit nervous about being touched, whether the practitioner is male or female. Even when open to hands-on therapy, some men believe extremely deep pressure is needed in order to be effective.” Not so, says Connolly, who cites the experience of Mark Bertolini, CEO of the Aetna health insurance company, who credits CST with saving his life when he was contemplating suicide and suffering severe neuropathic pain from a skiing accident.

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CST can also have an impact on women’s hormonal changes. “Very slight movement of tissues near the pituitary gland

can exert a subtle pumping motion on the master gland in a way that will facilitate its ability to produce and release hormones,” explains Connolly. The therapy is sometimes used in conjunction with acupuncture, which also impacts hormones and works on the brain. A 2018 study by Chinese researchers published in the journal EvidenceBased Complementary and Alternative Medicine shows neuronal improvement through acupuncture in both cognitively impaired patients and healthy individuals.

Tools for Life

Most practitioners believe that deriving benefits from bodywork requires consistency, which can support longevity in unexpected ways. Garland says, “What really makes a difference in reducing chronic stress is consistent stress reduction. One session occasionally will feel good and reduce tension temporarily, but will not make a major difference in reducing stress in the long term.” King agrees: “A massage once a month is my recommendation for ideal overall maintenance, and more frequent sessions for specific conditions or goals.” Research and results confirm that well-being is not a luxury, but a necessity, and puts to rest the idea that bodywork is a guilty pleasure. “The more we do to help ourselves, the better our lives will be as we age,” says Bondi. Marlaina Donato is certified in massage and bodywork, and is the author of several books. Connect at

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havioral Nutrition and Physical Activity also showed improved quality of sleep and fewer symptoms of depression.

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Yoga gives us powerful tools so we may age gracefully. ~Lisa Moore

The Power of Yoga

Tapping Into the Life Force by Marlaina Donato


ongevity is something most of us strive for, and increasingly, research shows that implementing a consistent yoga practice can be a fruitful investment toward that goal. Yoga is an eight-branch system of well-being that encompasses exercise, meditation, conscious breathing, diet and other elements, but how it effects mind-body fitness alone is proving to be a reliable defense against age-related loss of mobility, cardiovascular disease and depression. Its stress-busting capabilities help to support challenged adrenal glands and

lower elevated blood pressure. Getting on the mat can improve insulin sensitivity in diabetics and also help balance immune responses in individuals with autoimmune conditions or insufficient natural killer cells. Combined research from 22 studies by the University of Edinburgh reveals that yoga, compared to both sedentary lifestyles and other forms of exercise such as walking or chair aerobics, improved the lower-body strength and flexibility in individuals age 60 and older. The findings published earlier this year in the International Journal of Be-

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Yoga’s inverted poses increase blood circulation to vital organs, including the intestines, which facilitates assimilation of nutrients and waste elimination. Asanas like shoulder stand, bridge and downwardfacing dog stimulate blood flow from the lower extremities to the heart and fortify red blood cells by increasing hemoglobin, guarding against blood clots, stroke and heart attack. Yoga can also strengthen the bones. A 2016 study published in the International Journal of Yoga shows improved bone mineral density in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. “Much like a house that sits empty or a car left to sit unused in a garage, our human parts can age and rot without movement. Movement creates more energy,” explains Nancy Poole, a teacher at Clarksburg Yoga and Wellness, in Clarksburg, Maryland. Joints lose flexibility as we age, but yoga movement provides them with essential oxygen, blood and nutrients. Lisa Moore, owner of Free to Be Yoga, in Great Falls, Montana, underscores, “A joint needs to move through its full range of motion to function well. Movement helps lubricate and cushion joints, provides nutrition and removes wastes.”

Stretching Into Joy

A 2014 hatha yoga study published in the Journals of Gerontology revealed increased cognitive function in older adults after eight weeks of yoga three times a week. Yoga’s super power lies in its capacity to reset the autonomic nervous system and ramp up mood-boosting serotonin while decreasing monoamine oxidase, an enzyme that disarms the effects of stress hormones like cortisol. Under the influence of yoga, the brain is bathed in calming neurotransmitters, combatting depression and anxiety, and instilling a sense of optimism. “Yoga also helps us to embrace the hard times and ride the waves. With the tools that yoga provides, we can swim

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toward the light. It also helps us to experience a more intimate relationship with body and soul, and in turn make better choices in all aspects of life,” notes Carmen Ferreira, owner of the Sunshine Barre Studio, in Rocky Point, New York. Moore concurs, advising, “Yoga gives us powerful tools so we may age gracefully. One of them is to manage stress with equanimity.”

The Breath of Life

Conscious breathing is at the core of a dedicated yoga practice, and a lowered risk of cardiovascular and respiratory disease gives us another reason to inhale and exhale deeply. Poole observes, “Our general population does not breathe correctly, and many of us even hold our breath unconsciously. For my students, the hardest part of yoga is learning to take deep, full breaths. Old breathing habits must be unlearned. Once attention is given to the breath, tensions can be released.” “Yoga improves lung capacity and brings more energy to the cells, which in turn creates more energy and life force in our bodies,” says Ferreira. “It helps us to live from the heart’s center and foster a better quality of life,” she adds. “Each time we show up on our mats, we show up for ourselves, an opportunity to nourish the body, our one and only temple.” Marlaina Donato is an author of several books and a composer. Connect at

longevity. They also provide on-site “Wellness At Work” contracted instruction services for businesses, government and private organizations. Body & Brain Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to make instruction in holistic mind/ body/spirit practices and health principles available where people might not have access to commercial Body & BrainYoga, Tai Chi and Wellness centers. The local non-profit chapter’s instruction is grounded in traditional Asian integrative health principles, updated with the addition of modern brain plasticity theory, intestinal health and other research findings of Body & Brain’s nationwide medical partners. Volunteer instructors undergo continual training in order to offer their best to their communities. Local Body & Brain Foundation San Diego instructors can often be found at Women’s Clubs, in city parks, at military and veterans’ events, at senior centers and at non-profit community locations such as the Alta Vista Botanical Garden. “Our instructors love sharing healthy living and making their communities stronger,” says local chapter team leader, Susan Henry. Learn more about Body & Brain Foundation at or contact the San Diego chapter at Find regular classes at the Women’s Club of Oceanside, 1606 Missouri St., Oceanside.

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We reprogram the immune system so that it no longer sees that particular allergen as an invader. ~Barbara Meconis

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essica Martinez, a medical assistant and part-time dog groomer in Rockford, Illinois, was growing her family—a husband, two daughters and a young beloved husky. When their third daughter was born with health problems and an allergy to dogs, Martinez was determined to manage the situation. She cleaned fervently—vacuuming, wiping down hard surfaces, and bathing and brushing the dog every day. Everyone had to wash their hands frequently. In addition, the room where other dogs were groomed had to be thoroughly cleaned after each session. It all eventually became too exhausting, and the husky was rehomed. But there may have been other options available to the family, say practitioners that treat patients with pet allergies. “I personally would rather not recommend that a patient not be around animals, because there are so many health benefits that animals can bring,” says Rosia Parrish, a naturopathic doctor at Boulder Natural Health, in Colorado, and


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Allergen Alert

Some families opt for one of the socalled hypoallergenic breeds of dogs or cats. However, experts at the American Lung Association and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology advise that all warm-blooded animals shed dander: flecks of skin containing proteins that can cause allergies. Additional allergens exist in proteins from saliva, urine and feces. Because proteins, not fur, are to blame, even short-haired or hairless dogs and cats can elicit an allergic response. They’re present in the dander of all mammals, including horses, rabbits, cows and mice. “Allergies are caused when the immune system cannot discern the difference between a safe protein, such as egg, and a dangerous protein, such as mold, and it starts attacking the wrong ones,” says Barbara Meconis, a registered nurse

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and owner of Holistic Care Approach, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the home, these proteins can easily become airborne and cling to surfaces and clothing. They can be carried by people to pet-free schools and hospitals, making the proteins difficult to avoid, so for those that deal with symptoms that range from watering eyes to difficulty breathing, allergies can flare up in unlikely places.

dripad, a California chiropractor and acupuncturist, today there are more than 12,000 NAET practitioners and they can be found at Parrish recommends natural treatments for affected people such as steam showers and baths with thyme, eucalyptus and menthol to help clear passageways, along with anti-inflammatory supplements like boswellia, quercetin, nettle leaf, fish oil and magnesium.

“Unless an allergy is severe, I think that living around cats, dogs and other furry animals is a really good thing and brings so much love and sloppy kisses into our lives,” she says. However, for a serious allergic reaction such as asthma, a pet lizard may be in order. Julie Peterson has contributed to Natural Awakenings for more than a decade. Contact her at

Traditional Medical Response

“Allergies are one the most complex, unresearched topics,” says Meconis. Because of the general lack of knowledge in the field of immunology, people with allergies may have difficulty finding relief, especially when multiple or severe allergies are present. Pet owners aren’t given many choices. “In the last five years, there is a working theory regarding being desensitized with incremental exposures, but there is no proof,” says Meconis. “Elimination has always been the answer from mainstream allopathic medicine, so if you are allergic to pets, they say, ‘don’t have a pet.’” Parrish suggests that making lifestyle changes may enable some people to keep a furry friend in their lives. Effectively preventing allergic reactions requires limiting exposure to the offending animal proteins. This can mean vacuuming often, using HEPA-grade air filters, removing carpeting, leaving coats and shoes at the door and washing sheets, mattress covers—and the pet—on a regular basis.

Alternative Treatments

At Holistic Care Approach, Meconis is trained in Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Therapy (NAET), a combination of allopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, kinesiology and nutrition. Treatments are typically effective in as little as one session per allergy. “We reprogram the immune system so that it no longer ‘sees’ that particular allergen as an invader,” Meconis says. “By removing disharmony at the intercellular level, the body stops being so reactive.” Founded in 1983 by Devi NambuSeptember 2019




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ast month we featured a community spotlight on local eco-conscious company reVessel who recently introduced their innovative new product, the Adventure Kit, a multi-tasking lunchbox engineered for today’s conscious consumer. The kit includes two 1-cup and two 2-cup containers which insert into an 8-cup main vessel, each with accompanying food-grade silicone storage lids, and one three-piece adventure lid conversion kit. Luckily, I get to try out many of the products and services featured within these pages and use this space to share my feedback—or in this case, “foodback”. I happened to be leaving town for a week when I acquired a reVessel adventure pack prototype, so I passed it on to my daughter Kathryn to try out first. She was the perfect focus group model as she eats very healthy and packs her own lunch for work. She loved the ease of using The Adventure Kit and was very appreciative that the materials were eco-friendly, and the containers have easy removable parts to accommodate personal storage needs for the occasion. In fact, she was upset that she had to return it to me when I got back from my trip. She said she looks forward to using the kit again. She said she loved everything about it. The only thing she thought could be improved upon in future models would be to include an added handle for carrying purposes. I’m just beginning to play with it and my feelings are the same. I love The Adventure Kit and will definitely be using it in my camping van. It’s a product that will make it easier for me to plan to eat healthy on-the-go. I look forward to receiving our new kits and eating healthy as I travel with my food instead of traveling for food. One of the things I love about reVessel co-owners Jessica and Eddie Bell is their desire to educate others on healthy cooking. In fact, on September 22 reVessel will host its first adult cooking class in collaboration with Berry Good Academy at Specialty Produce’s Studio Kitchen. They will be giving way five free pairs of tickets to this event on their social media account @reVesselUSA. According to the Bells, this event kicks off a series of culinary workshops intended to inspire and build confidence in the kitchen. In addition, reVessel will soon be announcing workshops designed for children to learn how they can be part of a sustainable food system while developing essential culinary skills and healthy habits. For more information, visit

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ALL MONTH LONG Animals in Action Experience – See exotic cats climb and jump, feed flamingos and much more. Bring your camera to this fun and interactive experience, as we bring the animals out to you for an up-close view. Our expert trainers will also take you behind the scenes to feed, touch or help train some of our animal ambassadors. You will hear amazing stories about each animal you meet and find out how the San Diego Zoo is helping to save species here and around the world. Some animals are unique to this experience and can be viewed only by attending Animals in Action. Reserve your spot today. Ages 5 and up. Animal experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health and safety needs. 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, 92101. Visit for more information. Back to Nature – Forget your worries, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect with your wild roots. Join us for Back to Nature, an interactive exhibit featuring new animals such as parrots, mice, iguanas, falcons, frogs and more. Be among the first to walk through our new Native Pollinator Garden, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and bees while learning about the role of native pollinators in our everyday lives.

Living Coast Discovery Center, 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, 91910. 619-409-5900. Balboa Park Tour – This approximately threehour tour is filled with larger-than-life stories, interesting legends and fun facts. Fantastic tour guides will regale you with historic tales of San Diego’s past as you traverse the city on your way to Balboa Park. Weekdays only. $109. San Diego Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals, 1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, 92101. 805-650-7770. Butterfly Jungle – Thousands of beautiful butterflies flit, float and flutter around you in this much anticipated annual celebration. Guests can walk through the Butterfly Jungle, a greenhouse filled with butterflies of all colors and sizes. There’s a special thrill in being surrounded by these fluttering beauties—and guests wearing bright colors may find the winged wonders perching on them. Free with admission. San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, 92027-9614. Cart Safari – Travel by cart with a knowledgeable guide, who will enlighten you about the Park’s inside story and answer any questions you may

have about our animals. This personalized tour will allow you great photo stops and a unique opportunity to watch one of our African animals receive a tasty treat. All ages may join this safari. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult. Ages 0-2 must sit on adult lap. $54 and up. Admission is separate and required. San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, 92027. 619718-3000. Make Adult Use Cannabis Legal in Oceanside – Come to the One Minute Cannabist to sign the city initiative and put local access on the ballot for the next election. 3041 Industry St, Ste B, Oceanside. Call 760-760-2020 or visit OneMinuteCannabist. com for office hours. Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventures – 8:30am-1pm. Blue Whale Watching Adventures depart conveniently from downtown San Diego, Friday to Monday. This is a great opportunity in San Diego to get an up-close and personal whale watching experience. Perfect for families, kids, out-of-town visitors and locals alike. $55 adults; Sat/Sun, $65 adults. Hornblower Cruises and Events, 970 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, 92101. 619-686-8715. Summer Critter Camp – 9am-3pm. An exciting summer awaits at Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Summer Critter Camp. For ages Preschool to 8th Grade. Make new memories, learn and interact with animals big and small and make new friends. Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067.

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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo – 9am-8pm. Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during nighttime zoo. Come “rock and roar” every day this summer with live music, fun shows and special animal encounters. The fun begins before the sun goes down with an amazing trampoline act, Dr. Zoolittle’s special performances and Africanthemed entertainment for the whole family. Musicians will serenade and engage guests with tunes ranging from classic rock riffs to jaunty brass band sounds to the sweet beats from throughout Africa. Included with admission. San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, 92101. PublicRelations@

positively impacting one another. Drawing from artistic elements, SEA the Change seeks to inspire new ideas for making a difference in your own community. You will discover the issues our local wildlife face daily by stepping into their shoes while enjoying exciting interactive exhibits, nature-influenced art and new animal ambassadors that connect and inspire the love of nature in each one of us. Adults (13+) $16. Children (3-12) $11 and 0-2 free. Living Coast Discovery Center, 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, 91910. 619-409-5900.



Living with Animals – 10am-5pm. Whether we see an animal as a pet, a pest or food has changed over time and across cultures, making our relationships with them dynamic and complex, to say the least. Take a journey with us and discover all the surprising, unique and inspiring ways that we live with animals. You’ll find we’re not human without them. Exhibit free with general admission. San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. 619-239-2001. MuseumOfMan@

Practical Intuition & Psychic Tools I – 7-9pm. Sept 5-26. A 4-week class with Yaila Weddle made up of three parts–spirit, mind & body. Most forms of healing focus only on the body. The spiritual aspect of healing is often missing. In this course, you will learn techniques to release the energy that causes dis-ease in the first place, replenish your own energy when you get drained and much more. $160. May be paid at $40 per night or $150 on first night. Intuitive Insights, 4455 Morena Blvd, Ste 108, 92117. Call 858-509-7582.

Reading Tarot Cards – 7-9pm. There are many ways to read Tarot Cards. In this workshop, you will learn the order in which they are laid out tells a story, how not to get stuck on the image of the card and basic card meanings. $40 or $35 with RSVP two days prior by calling. Intuitive Insights, 4455 Morena Blvd, Ste 108, 92117. Call 858-509-7582.



Afternoon Walk to the Mouth of the Tijuana River – 1:30-3:30pm. This is a nice walk along the beach, starting from the southernmost end of Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach, and proceeding south to the mouth of the Tijuana River. We will look for southward migrating shorebirds and those that are arriving to stay the winter here to enjoy our balmy clime. We will scan to the west, looking for offshore gulls, terns, grebes and possibly boobies. Finding the bits of kelp, mollusks and other marine life that have washed up along the shore is an added attraction. Restrooms are available at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center. Participation is capped at 20. 1690 Seacoast Dr, 91932. Contact Peter Thomas at for more info.

Cardiff Greek Festival – 10am. Sept 7-8. Be Greek for the day and enjoy authentic food, music, live entertainment, dancing, children’s activities and more at the Annual Cardiff Greek Festival. Adults $3. Children 12 and under free. Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 3459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff by-the-Sea, 92007.

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The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy – 1pm. A Tony-nominated musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Academy Award winner Marshall Brickman and Tony Award winner Rick Elice. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. $55. Welk Resorts Theatre, 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, 92026.

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Aloha Run – 7:15-10:30am. A fun and festive, Hawaiian-themed 5k/10k event. Be inspired by music from the islands and beach tunes as you run or walk the flat and scenic course in San Diego. That’s just the beginning—stick around for a luau party at the finish line with Tahitian dancers, live music, photo opportunities and much more. $25$55. Tecolote Shores Park, 1292 E Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, 92111.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course – 6-8:30pm. This course will take place over eight Wednesday night sessions. $475. Peace House, 1305 N Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, 92024. Register at or email

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Paws & Paperbacks – 5-6pm. Helping children to develop compassionate relationships with animals by providing an opportunity for both kids and animals to spend time together in a calm and respectful environment. Children ages 6-11 years old can practice their reading skills in a fun and non-judgmental atmosphere while giving our ambassador animals the chance to get exercise and socialization. The focus of the interaction is on reading rather than the animal, which teaches children how to be respectful of an animal’s space and body and provides a safe, positive interaction for the animal. $10/child. San Diego Humane Society, 5500 Gaines St, San Diego, 92110. For more info, email Reservations required as space is limited. Register at 619-299-7012.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 South Bay Pride Art & Musical Festival – Noon8pm. South Bay Pride Art and Music Festival will be a day (and evening) of fun for all with live entertainment, local art, food, drinks and more. Kids are surely going to be tuckered out after a day of playing in the Children’s Area that includes bungee jumping, inflatables and more. Don’t worry, parents. You will still be able to get your groove on and enjoy the live music playing on one of the two stages. Meander through the Art in the Park to see creativity from the area’s most talented artists or cool off and take a dip with the new addition of water sports; kayaking, paddle boarding and jet skiing. Free. Chula Vista Bayside Park, 999 Bayside Pkwy, Chula Vista, 91910.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Women’s Healing Clinic – 7:30-9pm. With Yaila & staff. Ladies come in and get a healing on your female energy and issues. No appointment necessary. Receive a psychic reading on any

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Raise Your Vibration – 7-9pm. In this workshop, you will learn techniques to clear the vibrations of shame, help rid your system of guilt, release anger so you can be happy and content. $40 or $35 with RSVP two days prior by signing up on sign-up sheet at institute or by calling two days prior. Intuitive Insights, 4455 Morena Blvd, Ste 108, 92117. Call 858-509-7582.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Dune Defenders – 9am-Noon. Become a weed warrior and help restore fragile coastal dune habitat to benefit the endangered Least Tern and native dune plants. RSVP by emailing Megan at You will then receive additional information including directions, what to bring, etc.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 25th Annual Pacific Islander Festival – 9am4pm. Sept 21-22. Showcasing the cultures and customs of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia with entertainment, food, music and specialty crafts. Free. Mission Bay’s Ski Beach, Vacation Rd, San Diego, 92109. 619-699-8797. Info@ Bonitafest Performing Arts Festival – 9am-4pm. Bonitafest celebrates the heritage and spirit of Bonita and the Sweetwater Valley. Come see the South Bay’s best show choirs and stage bands, sample delicious food, take in arts and crafts and enjoy a day full of fun. All money benefits the Bonita Vista High School Vocal music department, which includes the Music Machine mixed choir, girls Sound Unlimited and Lady Tones choir, as well as choirs from Bonita Vista Middle School. Free. Bonita Vista High School, 751 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, 91913. Oceanside Harbor Days – 9am-5pm. Sept 2122. Two event-filled days of sun, sand and surf, including a costume party for kids 12 and under at Pirate Village; arts, crafts and food booth areas; Nail ‘n’ Sail competition; music; a beer garden and more. Free. Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, 92054.

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OCTOBER 28-30 Transformational Weekend with Jac O’Keeffe – Jac’s retreats are a unique and a personal exploration in deep meditative inquiry and selfreflection leading to true openness and freedom. Carlsbad, CA. Reserve in advance at 760-5994075. For more info, visit

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure – Turn Downtown San Diego into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a threehour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Start when you want and play at your pace. Only $39.20 for a team (2-5 people). Promo: SDEVENT. Amazing Scavenger Hunts by Urban Adventure Quest, 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, 92110. 805-603-5620.

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Free 15-Minute Phone Consultation for Health and Success – Discover how you can 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. Free. 312-4797893. Schedule: Full Day Coastal Experience – Ride with us on our unique B.Y.O.B. full-day coastal adventure. Start the day off at our pick-up location, Liberty Public Market. We recommend guests to show up early so they can roam around the market before we venture up north to Encinitas and begin our tour down the famous Highway 1. Our stops include some of San Diego’s best beaches, beach bars and local eats. We want you to see and feel the amazing laid-back lifestyle we live for here in San Diego. Bottled water and small snacks. Takes place citywide. 858-284-0689. TodoBienTours@

San Diego River Garden Volunteer Work Party – 9-11am. 2nd and 4th Sun. Weeding, watering, pruning, trail maintenance and other light gardening projects. Family friendly. Tools provided. 3334 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, 92108. RSVP: 619-297-7380. Guided Nature Walk – 9:30-11am, Sun, Wed, Sat. Guided walk from the Visitor Center on one of three trails. Learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619668-3281. Grow Getters: Learn How to Propagate – 10am. 1st Sun. Learn more about propagation and potting plants. Help us grow our growing area. Free. Alta Vista Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, 92084. Info and sign up: Free Special Access Tour at The Garden – 10am11am. 3rd Sun. Have trouble navigating the terrain of The Garden? Let us take you for a ride. Explore The Garden from the comfortable Verbeck Shuttle with a Garden Docent. This tour seats only four to five people. Advanced reservations required. Free. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019. Register: 619660-0614 x16.

Make Adult Use Cannabis Legal in Oceanside – Come to the One Minute Cannabist to sign the city initiative and put local access on the ballot for the next election. 3041 Industry St, Ste B, Oceanside. Call 760-760-2020 or visit OneMinuteCannabist. com for office hours. Yoga Classes – Days and times vary. Iyengar for beginners and advanced practitioners. Iyengar Yoga Center of North County, 2210 Encinitas Blvd, Ste U, Encinitas, 92024. 760-632-0040. Donations Accepted – 10am-7pm, Mon-Sat; 11am-6pm, Sun. All profits support individuals with Autism and other developmental or learning disabilities. TERI Inspired Resale, 1024 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, 92054. 760-722-1880. Shop.

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Qigong in The Garden – 10-11:30am. 4th Sun. Instructor Reyna Lerma will guide students through the ancient Chinese health series that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Free, $10 suggested donation. The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019. 619-660-0614. RSVP: Spirit Dance: Ecstatic Dance and Moving Meditation – 10am-Noon. Join us for a simple yet profound ecstatic dance. $10-$20 sliding scale. Malashock Studio, 2650 Truxton Rd, Ste 200, San Diego, 92106. More info: 619-787-2389 or Bird Walk – 3-4pm. Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail and view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds that live or stop by this reserve on their yearly migration. Walks begin at the Visitor Center unless otherwise noted on calendar and happen the1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month. Bring binoculars if you have them. All ages welcome. No reservations required. Free. Tijuana River Valley Regional Park Visitor Center, 2310 Hollister St, San Diego, 92154. 619428-2946. Family Discovery Walk – 3-4:30pm. 4th Sun. Walk and help your children discover the wonder and beauty of nature. Walks highlight the many changes that occur in the park throughout the year. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring water. Canceled if raining. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281.

monday Volunteer Bird Count – 7:30am-Noon. 2nd Mon. All levels of experience welcome. For more info and to receive an automatic reply with meeting location, contact Robert Patton at Bird Watching Monday – 8am. 1st Mon. Discover the fascinating birds and the unique art of birdwatching. San Diego Botanical Garden, 230 Quail Garden Dr, Encinitas, 92024. 760-532-0917. San Diego Horticultural Society Meeting – 6-9pm. 2nd Mon. All welcome. Free/member, $15/nonmember. Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Dr, San Diego, 92122. More info: 760-295-7089 or Women’s Healing Clinic – 7:30-9pm. Every third Monday night. Ladies come in and get a healing on your female energy and issues. No appointment necessary. Receive a psychic reading on any female related topic. $10. Intuitive Insights, 4455 Morena Blvd, Ste 108, San Diego, 92117. Call 858-5097582.

tuesday Free Admission to the Japanese Friendship Garden – 3rd Tues. Enjoy a refreshing stroll through the garden and stop by the activity booths in the upper garden. Free. 2215 Pan American Rd, San Diego, 92101. 619-232-2721. $15 Yoga Classes – 11:15am. Bring your child into class with you for Vinyasa Mama Tues and Thurs.


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Nature’s Whisper Yoga, 4205 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92103. 760-213-1110. Chair Yoga at OMC – Noon-1:15pm. A Gentle Route to Greater Fitness for Your Mind and Body. If your doctor says you should exercise more, then chair yoga may be an ideal place to begin. Chair yoga is an all-inclusive, gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or standing with the aid of a chair. $10. One Minute Cannabist, 3041 Industry St, Ste B Oceanside. Sign up at California Native Plant Society San Diego Chapter – 7pm. 3rd Tues (except Aug and Dec). Free lectures on a variety of California native plant topics. Have an unknown plant? Bring it to be identified. Open to the public. Casa Del Prado, Balboa Park, Rm 101 or 104, 1800 El Prado, San Diego, 92101.

wednesday River Rescue – 9am-Noon. 1st and 3rd Wed. Team attacks and removes smaller and harder-to-reach trash sites along the river. All tools and supplies provided. More info: 619-297-7380 or Doug@ Guided Nature Walk – 9:30-11am, Sun, Wed, Sat. Guided walk from the Visitor Center on one of three trails. Learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619668-3281. Wednesday Trail Walk – 10am. 1st Wed. Explore trails of Balboa Park with a ranger. Leisurely pace. Difficulty level varies; check trail map. Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. 619-2351122. Cannabis Navigator – 3-6pm. Is the product you bought not working? Did you have a bad experience? Are you new to the world of cannabis use? We’ll help you navigate product selection and proper use to maximize your results. $10. One Minute Cannabist, 3041 Industry St, Ste B, Oceanside. Sign up at USI-Tech / Bitcoin Overview – 6pm. An opportunity to introduce yourself and your friends to the extraordinary Bitcoin opportunity with USITech. Attend to learn about Bitcoin and how to acquire and accumulate Bitcoin faster than you may imagine possible. Seating is limited. 201 E Grand Ave, Escondido. Email us at ProTrade-UST@ to RSVP.

thursday Trains, Paints and Plants at San Diego Botanic Garden – 10-11am. Three of a kid’s favorite things in one place: trains, paints and gardening. San Diego Botanic Garden’s motorman-engineer James runs his unique trains and answers your train-obsessed tot’s questions about the mode of transport. Nature related crafts and plant potting round out this fun-filled hour. Ages 1 to 6. Free with admission or membership. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr, San Diego. 760436-3036.

Shelter Island Walk and Talk Bunch – 1011:15am. Take a walk from the parking lot at Bali Hai to the end of Shelter Island and back (2.2-mile roundtrip). Some go to lunch after. Free. Bali Hai, 2230 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, 92106. Balboa Park History Stroll – 11am-Noon. Specially trained History Center guides lead this easy-paced stroll through the park, revealing many of the intriguing aspects of its past, present and future. Reservations requested, but walk-ups welcome. $10-$12. San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. $15 Yoga Classes – 11:15am. Bring your child into class with you for Vinyasa Mama Tues and Thurs. Nature’s Whisper Yoga, 4205 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92103. 760-213-1110. Fur Fix Thursday – 3-5pm. Touch, pet and play with some incredibly cute and cuddly animals, adoptable and volunteer. San Diego Humane Society, 5500 Gaines St, San Diego, 92110. 619279-5939 or Junior Rangers at Tijuana Estuary – 3:304:30pm. Jr. Rangers ages 7 to 12 learn about the ecology of estuaries, the importance of wetlands and will discover an appreciation for this disappearing ecosystem by participating in related hands-on activities featuring different topics at each session. Kids can earn patches, buttons and more as they progress through the program. Programs are held rain or shine. Free. Imperial Beach, Tijuana Estuary, 301 Caspian Way, San Diego.

friday Mac’s Kids Corner – 10-11am. Is your child fascinated by trains and moving toys? Then this is the play group and story time for you. Come and meet parents and make new friends while in a learning environment. There are lots of indoor and outdoor fun activities for the kids including stories about trains, crafts, puppets, paints and more. Included with admission. Balboa Park, San Diego Model Railroad Museum, 1649 El Prado, San Diego. Go Ice Skating at Poway Ice Arena – 1:454:30pm. Bundle up in warm clothes and go enjoy a public skate session for all ages and skating levels at Poway Ice Arena. The whole family can do this activity together as a fun and novel way to get some exercise. $12 admission; $3 skate rentals. Poway Ice Arena, 2455 Kerran St, San Diego. PowayIce. San Diego River Coalition – 3-4:30pm. 3rd Fri. Meet other people interested in the river, to exchange ideas and experiences, and to learn the latest news about the San Diego River Park. Open to the public. Mission Valley Library, Community Rm, 2123 Fenton Pkwy, San Diego, 92108. Friday Night Liberty – 5-9pm. 1st Fri. Evening of free open artist studios, galleries and performances throughout NTC Arts and Cultural District at Liberty Station. NTC Command Center, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, 92106. More info, Whitney Roux: 619-573-9300. WRoux@

saturday Guided Bird Walk – 8-10am. 3rd Sat. Join MTRP trail guide and resident birder Jeanne Raimond for an adventure in bird watching. If you have binoculars and/or a field guide, please bring them. For location: Wildlife Tracking Walks – 8:30-10:30am. 1st Sat. Learn to recognize and identify various signs left behind by resident wildlife. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281. Poolside Yoga and Mimosas – 9-10am. A beautiful morning of bubbly and Namaste. We will begin with a 60-minute Vinyasa class on our rooftop pool deck. Next, we will celebrate our accomplishments with a mimosa in the beautiful San Diego sunshine. Complimentary yoga mats are available. Classes are complimentary for AquaVie members, $10 for Westgate Hotel guests, $20 for the public. AquaVie Spa & Wellness Club, 234 Broadway, San Diego, 92101. 619-557-3663 or San Elijo Lagoon Volunteer Work Party – 9-11am. 3rd Sat. Locations vary, and activities typically include habitat restoration, invasive plant removal, planting of new native plants, trash pickup and removal and trail maintenance. More info: Ruffin Canyon Care Restoration – 9am-Noon. 1st Sat. Bring gloves and hand tools if have, but loaners available. Wear hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes and long sleeves. Ruffin Canyon, 9298 Shawn Ave, San Diego. RSVP: 619-297-7380. Dog Beach Cleanup – 9am-Noon. 2nd Sat. You and your friendly dog are invited to join Friends of Dog Beach at our regular beach cleanups. All cleanup supplies provided, along with treats for you and your dog. Dog Beach, North Ocean Beach. More info: 619-523-1700. BeachCleanup.htm. Yoga in the Garden – 9:30-10:30am. Get in touch with nature, relax your body and renew your spirit. Basic yoga flow format. No prior yoga experience required. $10/drop-in. Alta Vista Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, 92084. More info: Guided Nature Walk – 9:30-11am, Sun, Wed, Sat. Guided walk from the Visitor Center on one of three trails. Learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619668-3281. Free Garden Tour – 10am. Tour the lush, colorful and water-wise garden with a knowledgeable garden docent. Bring your questions and hear the secrets and stories that make our garden special. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, 92019. 619-660-0614.

Free Family Arts Activities – 10am. 2nd Sat. Explore various artistic mediums. Materials provided. All ages welcome. Free. California Center for the Arts, Art and Education Studios, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, 92925. Kids in the Garden – 10am-Noon. 2nd Sat. New topic each month. $5/child (accompanied adults free); free/members. Alta Vista Gardens, Children’s Garden, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, 92084. Reserve: 760-822-6824 or FarmerJones@ Ride the Trains at Poway – 10am-4pm. All aboard. Little train lovers can go to Poway-Midland Railroad every Saturday. Adults/$2.50-$3.50; $1/ Kids. Poway-Midland Railroad, 14134 Midland Rd, San Diego.


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COMMUNITY ENNEAGRAM – Create community by understanding the depth of your personality and potential. Call for a free personality profile. Wednesdays and Saturday (1st and 3rd). 7-8pm. Free. 535 North Hwy 101, Solana Beach. Call first: 760-715-2122. Michael Mitchell with


Famosa Slough Work Party – 1-2:30pm. 3rd Sat. Meet along W Pt Loma Blvd about 200 ft east of the corner of Famosa Blvd and W Pt Loma Blvd. RSVP: 619-224-4591.

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Birding Basics Class – 1-2:30pm. Last Sat. Join MTRP trail guide and knowledgeable birder Winona Sollock for a class to learn five simple techniques for identifying birds at a glance and how to use a field guide. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trl, San Diego, 92119. 619-668-3281.

ADVERTISING SALES – Natural Awakenings magazine is looking for experienced advertising salespeople in the San Diego area to help others grow their business. Commission-based. Full- or part-time. Unlimited potential. 760-436-2343. Publisher@

Old Town State Native Plant Landscape – 1-3pm. 2nd Sat. Do some work at the Old Town Native Plant Landscape, a recreation of the landscape that provided for the needs of Native Americans in our region before the arrival of Europeans in 1769. Old Town State Historic Park, corner of Taylor St and Congress St, San Diego, 92110. More info: Friends of Famosa Slough Bird Walk – 1-3pm. 3rd Sat. An easy walk with good views of a variety of birds and salt marsh habitat. Free. Meet at the kiosk by the corner of Famosa Blvd and W Pt Loma Blvd, San Diego, 92138. 619-224-4591. University Heights Point Restoration – 1:303:30pm. 1st Sat. Projects range from trash pickup, non-native plant removal, planting native plants and trail maintenance. 6800 Easton Ct, San Diego, 92120. Contact Ranger Jason: 619-235-5262 or


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CSA San Diego Support Group Meeting – 2pm. 4th Sat. The Celiac Sprue Association is a national support organization that provides information and referral services for persons with celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis. Rady Children’s Medical Office Bldg, 3030 Children’s Way, San Diego, 92123. Home Grown Community Gardening Classes – 2-3pm. 4th Sat. With Diane Hollister, master gardener and composter. Garden and grow food in one’s own back yard. Pre-registration required. Free. El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Dr, Oceanside, 92056. 800-262-4167.

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All Spirit Healing 414-460-4781


Stacy Krafczyk is an internationally known professional Animal Communicator, Intuitive reader, Medium and Reiki Master Teacher. Stacy's passion and love is working with people and animals to build the bridge of telepathic communication and deepen the bond between each species. Phone appointments and in-home sessions for people with their animals.


Chari Center of Health 4401 Manchester Ave., Ste. 201, Encinitas 760-230-2711 Anxious, depressed or have panic attacks? Do you attract the same challenging relationships & family issues? End these patterns now! Call for a free 30 minute voice biofeedback session!


Over 20 years dedicated study to spirituality, relationships, yoga and personal development. I have found the keys to pleasure, health and relationships for women, especially those over 40!


Darla Bhatia, Owner/Therapist 8312 Lake Murray Blvd., Ste. K, San Diego 858-414-9489 Darla, owner/therapist, provides gentle effective colon irrigation using triple filtered water, in a relaxing, peaceful setting located at 8312 Lake Murray Blvd., Ste. K, in San Diego.



CBD and Cannabis Compassionate Care 760-436-2343 Balance your life with all natural botanicals. Education, evaluation and delivery. Each person and each pet is unique and we safely identify your symptoms and conditions. Skin remedy, sleep and relaxation, emotional balance, neurological treatment, pain relief, inflammation, stress management, anxiety. We specialize in recommendations for seniors. Call for free consultation.


Full Service Creative Agency. We Create, Maintain and Evolve Leading Brands with Exceptional Support and Service. Web design and E-commerce with premium support from experts!


Av. Luis Cabrera 2071, Ste. 301, Tijuana B.C. 619-754-8508 Our HOLISTIC Ti j u a n a d e n t i s t s practice all aspects of general, cosmetic, implant and holistic dentistry with the utmost respect for your safety, comfort and outcome of treatment.


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Loma Linda University Graduate 1983 Safe Biocompatible Dentistry Digital x-rays, safe amalgam removal 760-746-3663 • Visit us! Bring your mouth to optimum health and beauty through nonsurgical laser gum therapy and metal-free conservative dentistry. Stress-free Spa dentistry. Ozone therapy.

DIVORCE MEDIATION LEAVE STRONG DIVORCE SERVICES Book a complimentary consultation online Flat Fee, Never go to Court

Divorce Mediation with Laura McGee J.D. is a cost-conscious, private, family-focused alternative to a litigated divorce. Is it right for you?

EDUCATION MUSEUM OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS Albert Levis The Conflict Analysis Battery 802-379-6350

The Conflict Analysis Battery is a self-assessment using your creativity for self-discovery. The creative process is an emotional process that resolves conflicts. This creativity-based program is an emotional and intellectual growth experience. It leads to insights. You identify your wellness personality type and what changes to make to improve your adjustment.

FIT BODY TAKE TIME FOR YOUR HEALTH Judi Bryan 760-822-9234 •

Creating a vibrant and Sustainable lifestyle with wild-crafted, organic nutrition and skin care while sustaining a living rain forest. Rain Drop therapist, expert at ear coning and Access Consciousness Facilitator.



REVESSEL @reVesselUSA Put your clean eating and sustainable goals into action with the reVessel Adventure Kit, a new versatile and stylish 13-piece stainless steel food storage system. The toxin-free, multi-use, eco-friendly containers, silicone and bamboo lid and cutting board give you the freedom to prep, bake, freeze, cook, and travel with your food, naturally.


Let Kostedt Design & Marketing help you with your print or online graphics needs. Custom design services including business cards, billboards, wine labels, logos and more.


Kate Carra, owner 847-802-2129 Kate Carra is a Hairdreams Certified Extension Specialist, Keratherapy Educator and fine and thinning hair specialist. Proud licensed professional providing solutions to all your hair goals. Call or text her for a free consult.

Kasey Congleton-Independent Distributor 442-222-8211 Educator to the only FDA Registered Transdermal HGH Gel. NDC approved for over the counter. Preview at GetOnTheGel. com.


Colleen Patrice, Owner Carlsbad, CA 1-800-674-8896 | Small, local, independent dealer of Jacuzzi Saunas made by Clearlight Infrared—competitive pricing & expert knowledge on Infrared technology, detoxification and health benefits. Questions welcomed!


Chari Center of Health 4401 Manchester Ave., Ste. 201, Encinitas 760-230-2711 Natural Anti-Aging Solutions. Lose weight & belly fat, balance hormones, stop hair loss and look younger! Get results with the Latest, Proven Natural Anti-Aging Solutions. Call for a free 30 minute consultation with Dr. Chari!


Dawn Ellinwood 109 S. Acacia Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075 858-792-5959 Built on a foundation of community, passion, contribution and strength, Ubuntu Hair Studio will shift the way consumers purchase beauty products and services.


Heads Up Karate & Self-Defense for Women 760-455-8562 As a 4th degree black belt and advocate for women’s safety, Love knows the potential dangers women & girls face every day. Using her knowledge, skill and unique experience, Love offers strategies to help you and your family make it home safely. Call today to learn what real empowerment feels like. ie to speak at your next event!

MINDFULNESS EDUCATION CROSS CULTURAL HORIZONS Anne Randerson, Ph.D. 858-822-9799 - Encinitas

Anne Randerson, Ph.D., provides guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices to bring more awareness in life. Individually tailored coaching and mindfulness classes for all levels.


2087 San Elijo Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea 760-753-5445 •

CREAM OF THE CROP 2009 South Coast Hwy., Oceanside 760-433-2757 •


Intuitive Channel for Divine Wisdom 760-744-1294 Channel of Divine Wisdom. Author, speaker, specialized intuitive readings help you with love, money, healing and more. I Know What You Need to Know.


1820 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside 760-429-2092 •

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LAZY ACRES NATURAL MARKET 150 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas 760-536-4905 •

PEOPLE’S ORGANIC FOOD MARKET 4765 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach 619-224-1387 •


Judy Ann Foster 760-703-9941 • Women empowering women in friendship and business. Monthly luncheon, networking, table displays, vendors, introductions, announcements, shoutouts, speakers, door prize drawings & gifts.


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Del Mar: 2600 Via De La Valle, Ste. 100 858-436-9800 LaJolla: 8825 Villa La Jolla Dr. 858-642-6700 Hillcrest: 711 University Ave., San Diego 619-294-2800

Dr. Danielle Chavalarias, CEO, InnerOptimal 760-633-3328 - Encinitas Train your brain to improve your memory, the quality of your sleep, reduce your anxiety, alleviate procrastination, be more efficient and have more success.

PHYSICIANS E STREET EYES 128 West E Street Encinitas, CA 760-931-1390

Medical eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lenses, optical quality sunglasses, non-surgical LASIK program. We offer traditional eye health evaluations as well as nutritional counseling that supports healthy vision.


The Friends In Business Network 760-613-6412 Free Monthly Mixers. Free Admission Food and Drink. Join and RSVP at TFIBN. com. Vendor Spaces $99 cash or ITEX. Call Art Kaliel at 760-613-6412.


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DIANA HOPPE, MD OBGYN Women’s Health for Life 760-635-5600

Feeling tired? Having Hot Flashes? Battling Brain Fog? Most women silently suffer because they don’t understand what’s going on with their body. Call today.




Betty Potter Englishbee 760-753-7644

(in the Lumberyard) 765 South Coast Highway 101, Ste H-101 Encinitas, CA 92024 760-479-1977

We encourage, support and motivate women to develop their true potential while having fun in the process. Monthly luncheon, networking, speakers, introductions, friendships, fellowship and fun!

Lotus Cafe is dedicated to serving fresh, natural, healthy food at affordable prices, prepared with love, simplicity, and a joyful heart. Our ingredients are sourced with care and are always natural.


I provide Activate holistic Regeneratehealing with a compassionate and intuitive mindset. I treat physical, emotional and stress related issues with reiki. Using different modalities such as crystals. Certified in Holy Fire Reiki Levels 1 and 2. Please call me with any questions. Elevate


STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION MINDFUL SOMATIC THERAPY Michael Mitchell H.H.P. C.M.T. 535 North Hwy. 101, Solana Beach 760-715-2122

Are you performing at your potential? Imbalance in your body creates compensations limiting your ability to perform with the energy and enjoyment you desire. Try a 1st session for 50 dollars with guaranteed results! The RolfMethod of Structural Integration.


Dr. Kristine Reese, ND, founder 5210 Balboa Ave., Ste. F, San Diego, 92117 619-239-5433 Healthy skin at any age. FREE skin screenings. Remove unsightly moles, blemishes, skin tags, precancerous growths, birthmarks and lesions for good. Natural, fast, effective and safe.



Brad Hunsaker, owner 2210 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. G2, Encinitas 760-845-2905 • We carry Lifewave’s X39 Stem Cell Patch, the world’s first and only stem INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR cell activation patch that uses our body’s own infrared light to ‘activate’ our own stem cells, producing extraordinary health benefits, including age-reversal of our skin and major organs. See ad, page 2.


Lisa Kalison, CCT, MPCHC San Diego, Temecula & Orange County 760-436-8811


Foundational 40s 573-808-1017 Women in your 40s! Align your brain and body habits to work for you towards achieving your body/ fitness and bucket-list goals!  The Mullen Method 90-day Program.

WINDOW CLEANING EXCELLENCE IN WINDOW CLEANING James “Jim” Cherrington, Owner PO Box 462373, Escondido, CA 92046 San Diego • 760-746-0713 Temecula • 951-302-9633

Save your Breast Friends! Protect your health! See your immune system's earliest warning signs that conventional imaging can't see. Preserve your health, call Lisa.


Michele Taylor 760-500-0682 • Virsitil specializes in creative website and graphic design. We can help you with an existing website or a new one.


627 Encinitas Blvd. 760-943-7685 • Experience the difference! Depth of daily yoga classes, amazing events, and world class yoga teacher training. Mention Natural Awakenings Directory for $10 toward yoga classes.

Candy Vidales 760-716-7166 • Carlsbad

Skin revision spa that builds skin back to it's healthiest condition. Advanced skincare, specialized in acne, peels, age-management, nonsurgical face lift.

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sinuses. Attorney Donna Blight had a 2-day sinus headache. When her CopperZap arrived, she tried it. “I am shocked!” she said. “My head cleared, no more headache, no more congestion.” Some users say copper stops nighttime stuffiness if used just before bed. One man said, “Best sleep I’ve had By Doug Cornell in years.” ore and more people are He asked relatives and friends to try Copper can also stop flu if used early saying they just don’t get it. They said it worked for them, too, so and for several days. Lab technicians colds anymore. he patented CopperZap™ and put it on placed 25 million live flu viruses on They are using a new device made the market. a CopperZap. No viruses were found of pure copper, which scientists say Now tens of thousands of people alive soon after. kills cold and flu have tried it. Nearly Dr. Bill Keevil led one of the teams viruses. 100% of feedback confirming the discovery. He placed Doug Cornell said the copper millions of disease germs on copper. invented the stops colds if used “They started to die literally as soon as device in 2012. within 3 hours after they touched the surface,” he said. “I haven’t had a the first sign. Even People have used it on cold sores single cold since up to 2 days, if they and say it can completely prevent ugly then,” he says. still get the cold it outbreaks. You can also rub it gently on People were is milder than usual wounds or lesions to combat infections. skeptical but EPA and they feel The handle is New research: Copper stops colds if used early. and university better. curved and finely studies demonstrate repeatedly that Users wrote things like, “It textured to improve viruses and bacteria die almost instantly stopped my cold right away,” and “Is contact. It kills germs when touched by copper. it supposed to work that fast?” picked up on fingers That’s why ancient Greeks and “What a wonderful thing,” wrote and hands to protect Egyptians used copper to purify water Physician’s Assistant Julie. “No more you and your family. and heal wounds. They didn’t know colds for me!” Copper even about viruses and bacteria, but now we Pat McAllister, age 70, received kills deadly Dr. Bill Keevil: do. one for Christmas and called it “one Copper quickly kills germs that have cold viruses. Scientists say the high conductance of the best presents ever. This little become resistant to of copper disrupts the electrical balance jewel really works.” Now thousands of antibiotics. If you are near sick people, in a microbe cell and destroys the cell users have simply stopped getting colds. a moment of handling it may keep in seconds. People often use CopperZap serious infection away from you and So some hospitals tried copper touch preventively. Frequent flier Karen your loved ones. It may even save a life. surfaces like faucets and doorknobs. Gauci used to get colds after crowded The EPA says copper still works This cut the spread of MRSA and other flights. Though skeptical, she tried it even when tarnished. It kills hundreds illnesses by over half, and saved lives. several times a day on travel days for of different disease germs so it can Colds start after cold viruses get in 2 months. “Sixteen flights and not a prevent serious or even fatal illness. your nose, so the vast body of research sniffle!” CopperZap is made in America of gave Cornell an idea. When he next Businesswoman Rosaleen says pure copper. It has a 90-day full money felt a cold about to start, he fashioned when people are sick around her she back guarantee. It is $69.95. a smooth copper probe and rubbed it uses CopperZap morning and night. “It Get $10 off each CopperZap with gently in his nose for 60 seconds. saved me last holidays,” she said. “The code NATA12. “It worked!” he exclaimed. “The kids had colds going round and round, Go to or cold never got going.” It worked again but not me.” call toll-free 1-888-411-6114. every time. Some users say it also helps with Buy once, use forever. ADVERTORIAL 31 September 2019

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