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San Diego Natural Guide Spring/Summer 2010 Issue

Publisher: Naomi Williamson Editors: Genoa Wall & Gloria Jean Ad Sales & Office Support: Lisa Kruse, Traci Abraham Jacquii De Matteis Christine Windle

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Table of Contents Sponsors...............................................................1-9 Events, Classes & Workshops............................... 12 Things We Love.................................................... 22 Local Hike............................................................ 24 New, Green, & Healthy in San Diego................... 26 Articles.................................................................. 27 Business Directory................................................ 49 Children & Babies..................................... ........... 65 Farmers Markets................................................... 92 Gardening & Landscaping.................................... 100 Green Home & Building....................................... 105 Anatomy of a Green Home................................... 110 Natural Childbirth................................................. 132 Natural Food Stores.............................................. 135 Recycling Guide........................................ ........... 157 Green & Healthy Restaurant Guide...................... 161 Spa Guide.............................................................. 170 Yoga...................................................................... 184 Index..................................................................... 188 Also look for the tips, quotes, and quick reads throughout the guide!

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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events Ongoing Classes, Workshops & Meetings

Intergenerational Readers Project

Sunshine Readers is an Intergenerational Project geared for toddlers, preschoolers, their Parent/Guardian & the Grandmas and Grandpas at Sunshine Care. Sunshine Readers meet 1 x month for story hour! Members Healthy Living Raw Foods Lose weight and feel great naturally! read together, play games & enjoy a Monthly hands on classes for Raw Food light snack. For more information or Preparation. Get alkaline and help prevent to join our group, disease. Presented by Star Ladermann D.C. call Lisa at 858-674-9719 www.HealthyLivingRawFoods.com Please see display ad on pages 56 and 160 North County 760-757-7733

Please also see our website at www.SanDiegoNaturalGuide.com for regularly updated events

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Vegan Cooking Classes with Veg-Appeal

Enjoy the health beneďŹ ts of delicious, plant-based, whole and minimally processed food. Simple food preparation, cooking techniques, tasting, and nutrition tips. www veg-appeal.com info@veg-appeal.com 619-263-2165

Intergenerational Garden Program

On the 1st and 3rd Thursday, eight of Sunshine Care’s Grandmas and Grandpas visit our greenhouse and work with their garden buddies ranging from babies to age ten.Together they plant seeds, harvest fruits and vegetables and enjoy the fruits of their labor! For more information or to join our group, call Lisa at 858-674-9719 Please see display ad on pages 56 and 160

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Monthly Pet-Loss Support Group

Free of charge to anyone who has loved and lost a pet through death. Held in Valley Center one Sunday a month at 4pm. For more information call 760-751-9277 Please see display ad on pages 62

Cancer Prevention Cooking

The Cancer Project promotes prevention and survival through a better understanding of cancer causes, particularly the link between nutrition and cancer. www.cancerproject.org for classes near you, tracychilds@cox.net or 858-679-9148 Please see display ad on page 63

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Calendar of Events

March 28th, May 23rd, August 22nd Sundays - 4 – 8 PM at Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center / 3925 Ohio St. @ University. Massage, Acupuncture, Energy Healing, Music and more! 5pm - Yoga, 6 PM - Meditation & Qi Gong, 7 PM - Community Drumming. $10 (includes all classes and clinical services). Info: www.althealnet.org or 619-546-4806

Creek Film Festival to showcase the many environmentally-themed films, speakers, organizations, workshops, and exhibits in our wonderful corner of San Diego. From feature films to recycled art workshops and exhibits, there is sure to be something for everyone! If you are interested in taking part, contact Jim Gilliam at JGilliam@ci.encinitas. ca.us or check out the events at www. eeday.org or http://www.cityofencinitas. org/Government/CommissionsAC/ Environmental+Committee/greencommunity/.

Apr. 22-June 6, 2010 Green Spring Encinitas

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Ongoing Events Continued Alternative Happy Hour

Earth Day (April 22) through Encinitas Environment Day (June 6) @ Encinitas Community Library. The Encinitas Smart Season has expanded beyond EEDay and the Cottonwood

Apr. 15 - 18 A Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer: Accessing Inner Healing

A retreat for women who experienced cancer recently or years ago. Two gifted teachers in Art Therapy & Women’s Chi Gong create an expressive & healing retreat. www.MiracleRanchWest.com 760-751-9277 Please see display ad on pages 62

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April Continued...

Apr. 22 Earth Day at SDSU “Join the Revolution”

Apr. 17 - 20 Reconnective Healing Seminars SDSU’s Enviro-Business Society (e3) Level I/II & III invites you to “join the revolution” Discover why hospitals and universities around the world are investing time and money researching Reconnective Healing in an attempt to explain these miraculous healings from serious afflictions...and how you too, can master this extraordinary work! Hilton Palm Springs Resort 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs 323-960-0012 www.TheReconnection.com

and participate in our business fair, eco-action center, local beer garden, art installation, farmers’ market, “Plant the Seed” screening about the uses of industrial hemp and a tree planting ceremony. Events will be taking place across the campus, centered around Campanile Walkway. Please wear green to support our event! Please see display ad on page 13

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Apr. 18 Earth Fair

Apr. 24-25 Healing Arts Fest on Adams

Sat. & Sun. April 24-25th from 11 AM - 6 PM / Adams Elementary World’s Largest Free Environmental Lawn & Mansfield Ave in Normal Fair and Earth Day Celebration! More Heights. FREE - All Ages. than 350 Exhibitors! Sustainable Living Music, Massage, Yoga, Dance, Drum- Children’s Earth Parade & Activities ming, Classes, and More! In associa- Energy-Efficient Vehicles - eARTh tion with the “Roots Fest on Adams.” Gallery. Volunteers are welcome! Featuring: The Devastators, Stranger, Sun. Apr. 18, from 10am to 5pm at Geoffrey Keezer Trio w/ Peter Balboa Park. ***FREE*** Sprague, The Styletones, Pau Hana For more info, visit or call: & More. Info: www.althealnet.org or www.earthdayweb.org 858-272-7370 619-546-4806 Please see display ad on page 13

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Apr. 24 The Waldorf Institute of San Diego’s Gala Fundraiser for 2010: Saturday from 6pm to 9pm, join the fun, music and auction at 3547 Altadena Ave., San Diego CA 92105. Visit www.waldorfsandiego.org/ news_and_events/gala.aspx or call 877-394-1444

Apr. 24 Vegetarian Day at Your Library **FREE**

Date and Time: Saturday, April 24, 12 noon to 3 p.m. Location: Lemon Grove Branch Library at 8073 Broadway / Lemon Grove 91945 For more information call: 619-463-9819 Please see display ad on page 14

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May May 15 - 18 Reconnective Healing Seminars Level I/II & III

Discover why hospitals and universities around the world are investing time and money researching Reconnective Healing in an attempt to explain these miraculous healings from serious afictions...and how you too, can master this extraordinary work! Scottsdale Resort & Athletic Club 8235 East Indian Bend Road Scottsdale, AZ 323-960-0012 www.TheReconnection.com Please see display ad on page 4

paper-making, recycled art projects, Birch Aquarium, Dr. Zoolittle (SD Zoo), and more! Walk or ride to the fair and get a chance to win great prizes, including a bike! Check us out at www.eeday.org or info@eeday.org for more info. See you there! Please see display ad on page 17

June 7 - 11 Iridology/Nutrition Seminar

Come join us for a life changing seminar! Learn from world renowned instructor, Dr. Ellen Tart-Jensen, the amazing techniques of iris analysis and natural therapies. Visit: www.bernardjensen.com 760-471-9977 Please see display ad on page 16

June June 6 Encinitas Environment Day

June 12 Escondido’s Green Scene

Learn to go green at a free community festival! Saturday, June 12, from 10am-4pm at Cottonwood Creek Park 10am - 3pm in Grape Day Park in Encinitas (Encinitas Blvd. at Vul321 N. Broadway, Escondido can Ave.). Environmental information www.escondidohistory.org fair with food, music, speakers, and 760-743-8207 fun, interactive activities for the kids Please see display ad above - pedal-powered smoothie maker,

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June Continued... June 19 Enviro Fair 2010

Featuring: Environmentally Friendly Products & Services, Guest Speakers on Environmental Issues, at the San Diego County Fair Flower Show Area from 10am to 7pm. www.sdfair.com Please see display ad on page 19

July July 10 Street Smart

Visitors to the 4th annual Street Smart San Diego event will have the opportunity to check out alternative fuel vehicles, learn from alternative

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fuel experts and meet with energy savvy professionals. The day includes test drives, exhibitors, as well as free workshops. www.energycenter.org Location: Miramar College Time: 10am - 4pm / Cost: Free!

September Sept. 12-16 Sustainable Energy Week

A week of activities highlighting energy awareness in Southern California that offers home and business owners opportunities to be part of the clean energy movement. See the listings below for a few of the events and visit www.energycenter.org for more info.

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Calendar of Events Sept. 12 Family Energy Day

An afternoon of fun energy-related, interactive activities for the whole family and an opportunity to speak with hundreds of consumers seeking advice about energy solutions and technologies. www.energycenter.org Location: NTC Park at Liberty Station

Sept. 14 Sustainable Energy Conference An all-day conference with keynote speakers and high-level experts exploring the latest policies, trends, technologies, and other important issues that will attract energy professionals, educators, business owners, government ofďŹ cials, and other concerned clean energy advocates. www.energycenter.org

Sept. 15-16 Tours: Building Performance and Renewable Energy

Two days of guided bus tours that transport attendees to select locations to view high-performance buildings and commercial solar installations of special interest to decision-making facility managers and business owners. www.energycenter.org

Also visit our website at www.SanDiegoNaturalGuide.com for more green & healthy events in San Diego!

October Oct. 1 - 5 Reconnective Healing Seminars Level I/II & III

Discover why hospitals and universities around the world are investing time and money researching Reconnective Healing in an attempt to explain these miraculous healings from serious afictions...and how you too, can master this extraordinary work! Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City 555 Universal Hollywood Dr. Universal City, CA 323-960-0012 www.TheReconnection.com Please see display ad on page 4

Oct. 2-3 Body Mind Spirit Expo

Natural Health, Personal Growth, & Metaphysics. Exhibitors & free lectures. Doubletree Mission Valley 7450 Hazard Center Dr. Sat 10-7, Sun 11-6 541-482-3722 www.BMSE.net Please see display ad on page 20

Oct. 23 - 24 A Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer: Re-Awakening Sexuality

A retreat for women who want to restore their whole self after cancer, regardless of changes caused by surgery or treatment. Sexuality can be reclaimed & celebrated! www.MiracleRanchWest.com 760-751-9277 Please see display ad on page 62

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Things We Love

Things We

e v o L ... SalvationSacks Do you have a secret love of purses? It’s okay, several of us do too and we found the greenest line for guilt-free indulgence. Margaret Prodanov of Pacific Beach is the owner of SalvationSacks, a local San Diego company offering unique handbags made from vintage, salvaged, and recycled materials. Her tagline is “goods from the past redesigned for the future” which is the inspiration for her designs. Many of her bags feature recycled belts as the handle or strap, and incorporate beautiful fabrics that Morse By Juliana might once have been a skirt or perhaps vintage upholstery. No two are exactly the same. The two on the left belong to our publisher, Naomi Williamson, and she treats them like the little pieces of art that they are. To become the owner of a SalvationSacks purse you will have to shell out over $100, but you have to keep in mind that these bags are not made in a sweatshop or mass assembly line. Each bag is one of a kind and a lot of time (sometimes up to 5 hours per bag) goes into the creation of each piece. Check out the SalvationSacks website at www.SalvationSacks.com for currently available styles (it’s a fun website).

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Things We Love Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar This place has won our hearts. The owners, Johanna and Carl, are just the sweetest and most conscious people imaginable and the natural food restaurant they created is a gem. Located in the Lumberyard shopping center in Encinitas, right on the Coast Highway 101, the Lotus Cafe features a predominantly vegetarian menu with a few chicken and fish options for non-vegetarian patrons. Vegans and the growing number of people who are finding themselves gluten intolerant will also be happy with the menu. We love their homemade soups and salads (all their dressings are made from scratch). The atmosphere has a peaceful and somewhat spiritual vibe, and beautiful paintings of lotus flowers adorn the walls. The flooring in the dining area is made of fossilized bamboo, the chairs are recycled, and the stained glass pane is repurposed from an old building in Oregon. The next time you are in Encinitas, treat your body (and soul) by stopping in. Be sure to try a vegan cupcake (chocolate or carrot with vegan “cream cheese” frosting). Yum. Lotus Cafe is located at 765 South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas. Their phone number is 760-479-1977. Also check out their website to view their menu at: www.lotuscafeandjuicebar.com.

A Natural Deodorant That Actually Works Yes, it’s true. We have found one. After trying everything from crystal rock deodorant (very messy and strange) to natural deodorants that only accentuated our “natural” smell, we finally found a natural and effective roll-on deodorant called Miessence (the Tahitian Breeze is the hands-down favorite scent). Since about 70% of what you place on your skin is absorbed directly into your body and ends up in your bloodstream, it is just as important to choose pure, safe body care products as it is to eat clean, pure food. This deodorant is free from aluminum compounds and nasty chemicals that are found in conventional deodorants. A few of our husbands have even become converts! It is only available online or by mail order. Visit: www.LivingBotanicals.com or call 619-322-6284 for more information or for a product catalog. If you would like to suggest something green or healthy for us to try that you think we will love, email naomi@sandiegonaturalguide.com with “Things We Love” in the subject line.

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Hike:

Palomar Mountain

Observatory Trail By Sheri McGregor

Location: From I-15 N., take the Highway 76 exit. Drive east approximately 20 miles then turn left onto a northeast fork marked “South Grade.” Continue 6.5 miles to a “T” intersection. Turn left here onto S-6 and drive approximately 3 miles to the Palomar Observatory Campground entrance on the right. Follow the campground loop to a small signed turnout near camp spaces 19 and 20. Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 3.8 miles roundtrip Dog Friendly: No Hours: Daily, May to November Entrance Fees: Cleveland National Forest Adventure Pass (One-day $5 or Annual $30). A National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass is also acceptable to park. Purchase directly from U.S. Forest Service or at nearby locations. More info at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino/ap/ Just a few steps onto the Palomar Mountain Observatory Trail you’ll find woodland splendor and quietude. Dense oak and conifer forest envelops you in beauty and peace on this well-defined, meandering trail. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the scenery. At about half a mile, a picturesque overlook of Mendenhall Valley framed by pines awaits you. This postcard view changes with the seasons: the soft greens of new spring growth, golden summer meadows dotted with small water bodies that reflect blue sky, vivid fall colors, or the crisp white of winter snow. In spring, you’re likely to see lots of blooms. Fleabane, goldenrod, and yellow monkey flower brighten spots where dappled sunlight filters through the stretching limbs of mature oaks and pines. Seasonal watershed gurgles alongside the climbing trail, and beneath plank bridges. Benches are placed sporadically along the path that leads through shaded forest and grassy meadows to an abrupt endpoint at CA S6. Here, you can make your way through the parking lot and visit the observatory (open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), or head back the way you came. Be sure to bring along extra water, give yourself plenty of time to absorb nature’s serenity, and perhaps even stop for a rest among the lichen- and moss-speckled boulders. The Palomar Mountain Observatory Trail climbs from 4500 to 5500 feet above sea level in 1.9 miles. Although the trail itself is not difficult, activity in this thinner mountain air can be physically taxing, so don’t overdo it. Watch for possible rattlesnakes and poison oak. Mountain weather can change swiftly, so dress in layers. Restrooms are located near the parking area.

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Sheri McGregor's three hiking guides, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Diego, Day & Overnight Hikes in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, and Easy Hikes Close to Home: San Diego, are popular among local nature lovers of all ability levels. To find out more about Sheri or invite her to speak at your event, see: www.SanDiegoHikes.com

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~ Johanna and Carl Wright opened a delightful and healthy new restaurant called Lotus Cafe in the heart of Encinitas this past fall. Their menu features an abundance of delicious vegetarian choices (including vegan and gluten-free options), along with poultry and fish for non-vegetarians. The food truly feels like it was made with love and the atmosphere is relaxing and peaceful. Lotus Cafe is located at 765 South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas. Their phone number is 760-479-1977. Also check out their website to view their menu at: lotuscafeandjuicebar.com.

Get On the List to Install Solar with No Upfront Cost

~ PACE, or Property Assessed Clean Energy, is a new concept for financing solar systems that will allow homeowners in San Diego to install solar systems at no upfront cost. The city will cover the initial cost and then allow the homeowner to pay for the system over time through their property tax bills. The program is still in the planning stages with an expected launch this summer. Get on the mailing

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list to receive information by sending an email to the administrator (CCSE) at: info@energycenter.org.

SDG&E Will Now Have to Cut Checks to Homeowners With Solar Panels

~ A new law called the California Solar Surplus Act of 2009 (AB 920) requires utility companies to cut solar homeowners a check for excess power they generate that is fed into the grid. Prior to this, the excess energy was basically a gift to the utility company at the end of the year with no compensation paid to the owner of the solar system. This is yet another reason to switch to solar! Read the solar article in this issue of the Natural Guide for more information.

A New Kind of Fitness Center

~ Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness Center™ will open in San Diego in May 2010 with 30,000 square feet of indoor rock climbing, high-ball and walk-off bouldering, as well as full fitness training, yoga classes, and more. This place is going to be amazing! Visit mesarim.com for more details or call 858-348-4593.

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Going Solar in San Diego

Going Solar in San Diego Articles

It’s easier and more affordable than you might think.

Imagine a clean, reliable, and renew- energy as the sun shines each day and able form of energy that is available to everyone in the world. Wars over oil are a thing of the past as our country is completely energy independent. The air is cleaner and the rates of asthma and respiratory illnesses have dropped because fossil fuels no longer have to be burned for energy.

aside from the initial cost of the solar panels, the energy is free.

So why aren’t we all busy having solar systems installed? It seems that the main reason many people are hesitant about installing a solar energy system is the initial cost. From a survey we conducted with local home owners We now possess the knowledge and who have yet to “go solar,” we found technology to make this a reality that two-thirds hesitate because of through the use renewable energy cost and one-third because they just technologies such as solar photovolta- don’t know much about it. There is a ics (PVs). Solar power is a true source general perception that it is extremely of “clean energy” as it does not gener- expensive. With financing options ate CO2 emissions or air pollutants. It and special programs that are being is a much cleaner and safer method of introduced this year in San Diego, producing energy than through the use however, solar energy will become of coal, natural gas, oil, and nuclear an affordable reality for almost any power plants, which can create smoke, homeowner. A new law (AB 920) was cause acid rain, and release millions also passed in October of last year of tons of pollutants and greenhouse that will require utility companies gases into our atmosphere each year. to cut homeowners a check for the There is also an abundance of solar excess power they generate!

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Going Solar in San Diego “Solar is the one purchase that you can get up to a 500% payback on.” -Judith Shadzi, Vice President of Cosmic Solar, Inc.

rebates and tax credits. Two years ago, the prices were closer to $9.00 per installed watt! The average residential system in San Diego is around 4.5kW which translates to a current cost of about $25,500 before any rebates and tax credits are applied. Currently there is a federal tax credit of 30% of the gross cost of your system and you can also get about 13% of the total cost as cash back through the California Solar Initiative. The latter is set up on levels and you can see the most current incentives at www.csi-trigger.com. The California Solar Initiative is administered by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE), a local non-profit organization dedicated to a clean energy future. Your solar installer can tell you about the most current information about rebates and incentives you qualify for, as well as take care of filing the necessary documents for you.

So how much does it really cost? We asked many solar contractors and experts in the field to give us an idea of what the cost would be for an average photovoltaic system. Here is what we found: The cost of “going solar” has dramatically decreased over the past several years. The average cost is currently $5.50-$5.85 per watt BEFORE any

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How long will it take for the system to pay for itself? This answer is complicated because there are many factors to consider but it is generally between 5 to 10 years. For example, if electricity rates continue to rise, the payback time will be shorter. This answer also depends on how you financed the system and what incentives and rebates you were able to take advantage of. Since the systems have such a long life (they

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are generally covered under warranty for about 15-25 years and will last up to 50 years or more), you can be assured that the system will eventually pay for itself in energy savings and then some. No one really knows for sure how long the systems will last in the long run because the technology has only really been in use since the ‘70s. They will likely last longer than the rest of your life.

“People are going to spend money on electricity anyway – energy is expensive – so why not pay yourself with an investment into your home instead of SDG&E.”

on a monthly basis, just like you pay for your electricity now, but at a price that is usually at or below your current cost. The rate you pay per kW hour of energy from your solar system is fixed and guaranteed not to go up during the 18 year contract (but you can bet utility rates will increase over this period, thus resulting in the savings). After the 18 year contract ends, you can either buy the system at market price, sign a new agreement at a newly negotiated price per kW hour, or have the system removed at no cost to you. If you sell your home before the contract ends, the deal transfers to the new homeowner. “So the home can

-Wendy Pfahler, Real Goods Solar, Inc.

Financing and Leasing Options Buying a system outright is the most cost-effective option, but for homeowners who are concerned about the large upfront cost of installing a solar system, there are financing, PPAs (power purchase agreements,) and leasing options available. Ask your solar contractor and your local bank about the options they offer. A financing program through a company called SunRun for example is available through solar companies such as groSolar and Real Goods Solar, Inc. where you can have a solar system installed for just $1,000 down. You then pay for your solar power SAN DIEGO NATURAL GUIDE Spring/Summer 2010

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Going Solar in San Diego still be sold for higher value because of its energy savings and because it’s powered with clean renewable energy,” said Gaelan Brown, a representative for groSolar. The appreciation, or increased value of your home, can be greater than the net cost of the installation. A study published in the Appraisal Journal documented that the market value of a home increases $20 for every $1 decrease in the annual energy costs. Another bonus is that the value of the system will not be calculated into your property tax, because most types of solar energy systems have a property tax exemption in the California Revenue and Taxation Code.

Compared with PV systems, solar hot water systems (or solar thermal systems), produce more energy at a lower installed cost and they also require less space because they are more efficient. You would need five times the amount of area for solar panels than you would need for a solar hot water system’s solar collector to heat the same amount of water.

Photo is courtesy of Butler Sun Solutions

For this reason, many people opt to install both types of systems, since the solar hot water system will reduce the need for extra PV panels. Butler Sun Solutions, a solar hot water company based in Solana Beach, even offers a unique “solar wand” that can be set up with your existing tank. Their system makes Solar Hot Water solar hot water feasible even for people who live in condos or who If you aren’t ready to install a full lack a lot of space as traditional solar PV system, solar hot water systems hot water systems usually require a are another great option for going solar. They have a lower upfront cost, second tank. Solar hot water systems can heat most of the water you will a faster payback, and they will still make a big difference in your carbon need for everyday dishwashing, footprint (water heating is the second laundry, and showers. “You can’t find biggest household energy expenditure). many appliances, none really, that

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are going to pay you back. After five years you are getting free hot water,” said Cindy Davenport of Butler Sun Solutions. You also can get a 30% tax rebate and up to a $1,875 rebate through CCSE under the California Solar Initiative Solar Thermal Program starting in May. For each solar hot water system that is installed in our city, an average of 5,000 pounds of CO2 emissions will be eliminated from going into our air each year!

Solar Installations with No Upfront Cost There is a lot of buzz right now about an exciting new concept called PACE, or Property Assessed Clean Energy that will make solar systems affordable to so many more homeowners. This revolutionary concept basically involves having the upfront cost of installing a solar system or other energy efficiency retrofit paid for by the city through a special financing plan that allows the owner to pay for the system over time through their property tax bills. Two programs are planned to be launched this summer in San Diego through PACE and administered by the CCSE. The City of San Diego will offer a program called the San Diego Clean Generation Program and there will also be a statewide program that various cities in San Diego County can opt into. According to Jeremy Hutman, PACE programs manager for

CCSE, these programs are designed to eliminate the large upfront cost, which is a stumbling block for many homeowners interested in solar, and allow homeowners to be cash positive from the beginning (since the solar system will likely decrease your energy bill by more than you are paying back on the loan). Applications are not being accepted just yet as the programs are still in the planning stages but if you are interested (and why wouldn’t you be!), you can get onto the mailing list for the program by sending an email to the administrator, CCSE, at info@energycenter.org.

“If you are paying for electricity you can afford solar. Why rent electricity when you can own your own Electric system?” -Kelley Barber, Natural Energy USA

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Sell Your Excess Energy

has owned his solar panels for seventeen years: “It is so easy; I just forget they are even there and enjoy the free energy.” Since there are no moving What if you produce more energy parts in a solar PV system, there is than you use? Until recently, this very little that can go wrong. “Some excess energy was basically a “gift” homeowners might elect to install a to your local utility company. If you PC-based monitoring device which were on net metering and your system allows them to go online and actually produced more energy than you used, see the solar system production by the the surplus energy was fed back into minute, hour, day, week, month, year the grid and you got a credit towards and cumulatively; these monitoring next month’s utility bill. The credits systems are designed with alarms, so expired at the end of the year though, if something’s amiss, a notification so basically you were giving free can be sent out to the contractor who energy to the utility companies if you installed the system and/or the system had any left. However, a new law owner,” said Lawson. called the California Solar Surplus Act of 2009 (AB 920) passed in OctoCan my HOA stop me ber of last year requires utility companies to cut homeowners a check for from installing a solar the excess power they generate. This system? is just another great reason to install a solar system. Instead of buying power The California Solar Rights Act from SDG&E, sell it to them! says that homeowners associations (HOAs), governments, and other What about organizations can’t stop you from installing a solar system. Maintenance? I asked Ian Lawson of Milton Electric what type of maintenance is involved for a solar PV system. He replied that that, “The only maintenance is cleaning the panels periodically - and that depends on where a homeowner lives. Close to freeways and busy roads may require quarterly cleaning, but most times just twice a year is sufficient.” This statement was confirmed by Claudio Derungs who

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What if I don’t have enough room on my roof? For every kilowatt (kW) installed, a solar PV system will require about 100 square feet of space; an average system will require about 450 square feet. If a roof install is not feasible or if you need additional room, you

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More than Money It isn’t just about how much money you will save or how fast the system will pay for itself, however. Solar energy is so much more than that. It is about lessening our dependence on foreign oil and nuclear power, and making our country safer and more secure. It is about cleaner air, healthier children, and the creation of high paying American jobs in the technology sector that can’t be exported. In fact, our survey showed that the main reason people would go solar was not for monetary savings, but for environmental reasons. People want a cleaner and safer form of energy. The choices we make today will determine the kind of world our children and grandchildren will live in. By choosing renewable energy, we can empower ourselves to create a safer and healthier world. Switching to solar feels good, and the environmental and financial benefits make it well worth it.

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do have options. Surf Road Solar Electric here in San Diego specializes in pole mounted solar panels. These steel poles can be placed near your main panels at roof level to maintain an attractive look for your home or can stand alone. They are a good option for people who are concerned about the possible stress to their roof. Solar panels can also be mounted on the ground.

Butler Sun Solutions, Inc. (Solar Hot Water Systems) www.butlersunsolutions.com 858-259-8895 Cosmic Solar www.cosmicsolar.com 760-443-6977 groSolar www.groSolar.com 800-467-6527 Milton Electric www.milton-electric.com 619-276-2950 Natural Energy www.NaturalEnergyUSA.com 800-576-7657 Real Goods Solar (aka Carlson Solar) www.realgoodssolar.com 877-927-0782 Surf Road Solar Electric 619-813-2806

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Going Solar is Easy Just Follow These Three Steps:

1. The first step is to make your home

as energy efficient as possible. You can do an energy audit yourself or have a professional carry out a more thorough one. A benefit of using a professional for your energy audit is that they can use comprehensive testing methods that are not feasible for the average homeowner (such as infrared thermography). Many solar companies either have or can recommend energy audit professionals that can help you determine how much energy your home consumes and find ways to make your home more energy efficient. This can actually lower the cost of a system because as your home becomes more energy efficient, you will need fewer solar panels to supply your energy needs.

2. Get free estimates from three or

four solar companies (see the list of San Diego solar companies at the end of this article). The company will send a representative to assess your site and energy needs so they can recommend an appropriate system for you. Prices can vary between contractors. They should be licensed and insured and don’t be afraid to ask for references. Your solar installer will be able to provide you with financing and leasing options, as well as information about current incentives and rebates you are entitled to.

3. Choose a solar company to install

your panels, have the system installed, flip the switch, and know that you have made the future a little brighter!

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Good Websites -www.energycenter.org California Center for Sustainable Energy’s website (CCSE). -www.dsireusa.org is a Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy. It has information on incentives, grants, laws, and policies at the state and federal level. -www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov provides consumers with a “onestop shop” for information on rebates, tax credits, and incentives for solar energy systems in California. -www.consumerenergycenter.org has great tips to save energy and information about incentives & rebates. -www.environmentcalifornia.org Information about AB 920: the California Solar Surplus Act of 2009. -www.energystar.com has info on the most energy efficient appliances available. -www.sd.solarmap.org shows an interactive map of solar installations around San Diego County.

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Don’t Be Fooled By Grass, Flowers or Green Leaves

– verb: the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. -www.sinofgreenwashing.org

by Juliana Morse

I consider myself an eco-conscious

consumer. I try, whenever possible, to use my purchasing power to make the world a better place. Unfortunately, I am finding that it is getting harder and harder to sift out truly green products from fake green products.

More and more companies are jumping onto the green bandwagon and changing the labeling and marketing (but not much else) of their products to have an earth-friendly image. For example, a company might change the packaging of a product containing harmful chemicals to include a green leaf or green grass to give the feeling of nature, but they might not have improved the formula at all or made any attempt to lower the environmental impact of the product. Product names are also being changed to include words such as “Eco,”

“Nature’s,” and “Organics.” It doesn’t help that in some industries such as body care, safety testing and labeling standards are largely unregulated, and compliance with the National Organics Program (NOP) is currently voluntary, not mandatory. That means that companies can use words like “natural” and “organic” to promote personal care products that might only have a drop or two of anything that resembles an herb or natural ingredient, in a soup of synthetic ingredients and petrochemicals. In today’s world, more and more people are becoming aware and concerned about how the products and services they use impact the environment. We want things that are genuinely better for our families and our planet (“greener” in other words). According to a recent AARP study, more than 40 million of the 79 million baby boom-

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Don’t Be Fooled By Grass, Flowers or Green Leaves ers (people born between 1946 and 1964) in our country use their purchasing power to buy environmentally safe brands. They have been referred to as the “Green Boomers” and combined with the younger generation of greenminded consumers, they create an enormous market group.

department store that looked incredibly “green” with grass and butterflies and made it seem like they really cared about the planet. However, when you really read the ad to see what it was they were doing that was green, you found that their big Earth Day promotion was going to be that they would SELL you a reusable bag with The fact that a huge number of contheir logo on it (that was likely made sumers are becoming increasingly con- in China), made of synthetic materials cerned about the environment is not and likely printed with toxic ink. That lost on businesses and corporations. was it. Green consumers will also generally pay more for eco-friendly products. The Problem with The result is that everyday we see new Greenwashing ads designed to promote a product’s, service’s or company’s general image Although some environmental claims as environmentally friendly or green. are legitimate, there are companies Corporations and businesses spend that are making claims about their a huge amount of money to make themselves appear greener. According products or services which are deceptive or downright false. In 1990 to a 2009 study by TerraChoice, an a study published in the journal of environmental marketing agency, the Public Policy and Marketing found average number of “green” products that 58% of environmental ads had per store almost doubled between 2007 and 2008 and “green” advertis- at least one deceptive claim. This practice is known as “greenwashing.” ing almost tripled between 2006 and Greenwashing occurs when a com2008 in the United States. The study pany spends more time and money pinpointed the following three areas on marketing their products as being of consumer goods as having the green, than on actually making the highest level of greenwashing: chilproducts as environmentally friendly dren’s products, cosmetics (beauty as possible. It is when the primary and personal care products), and motivation for the green marketing cleaning products. spin is for profit rather than for genuThis type of deceptive green marketing inely doing the right thing. This leads to confusion among consumers who will become most evident during the month of April as businesses run Earth are trying to make greener choices but are misled by vague, irrelevant, Day promotions. Last year I rememand false green claims. ber seeing a full page ad for a large

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It is believed that the term “greenwashing” was first coined by a New York environmentalist named Jay Westerveld in his 1986 essay examining the hotel industry’s practice of placing green placards in each room, promoting the reuse of guest towels, seemingly to “save the environment.”

His opinion was that the actual objective of this “green campaign” of the hoteliers was, in fact, increased profit since little or no effort toward other waste reduction or recycling was being implemented in most cases, if the practice did not result in cost-cutting.

Restoring the Integrity of the Organic Label Despite the rampant greenwashing that is out there, there are many companies dedicated to doing the right thing. Right here in San Diego, Dr. Bronner’s, the nation’s top-selling natural brand of liquid and bar soap, is working hard to clear up the confusion and put a level of integrity back into product labeling. Together with the Organic Consumer’s Association’s “Coming Clean Campaign,” they are calling out companies that are using fraudulent labeling that is misleading consumers. Lawsuits have been filed with the goal of restoring and protecting the integrity of the organic label and industry. They are pushing for USDA enforcement of organic labeling standards in the personal care industry that mirror that of organic food standards. David Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner Magic Soaps, has said, “One way or another, the era of ripping of organic consumers in personal care will soon come to an end.” This is particularly important because studies have found that consumers who become interested in organics generally start by first switching to organic body care products. It is not surprising then that a 2009 study conducted by TerraChoice (www.sinsofgreenwashing.org) found that the beauty and personal care products category ranked among the highest for green claims and greenwashing. Become an informed consumer and use your purchasing power and voice to support these efforts by visiting the websites listed in the resources section at the end of this article. To learn more about the work that Dr. Bronner’s is doing, visit www.drbronner.com and click on the “Activism” tab.

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Don’t Be Fooled By Grass, Flowers or Green Leaves

Don’t be fooled by fake green seals or the words “organic” &“natural.”

Greenwashing can lead consumers with good intentions to make purchases that do not deliver on environmental promises. Each time this happens, the potential environmental benefits of his or her purchase is wasted. The competitive pressure from companies using greenwashing also takes a market share away from companies offering products that have legitimate benefits, thereby slowing the spread of real environmental innovation in the marketplace. The consumer might also start to feel duped or confused and become cynical about all environmental claims, giving up on their efforts to choose greener products. This is the worst thing that can happen.

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a green label or an “earthy” look, doesn’t necessarily mean that that product is eco-friendly in any way. Don’t be duped by the word “natural.” The terms “natural,” “organic,” and “eco-friendly” are powerful greenwashing terms that appeal to people on a deep level because when consumers see these words, they tend to think “safe,” “good,” and “green.” When these terms are used on labels or in marketing without elaboration, they are essentially meaningless as they are entirely subjective. Don’t be fooled by fake green seals. When you see a seal, certification, or environmental label on a product, it doesn’t necessarily mean anything. Some labels like the USDA Organic label and “Green Seal” are credible but many others are unregulated and anyone can use them regardless of whether or not the product is truly

“As a general rule when shopping for organic personal care products, check for the USDA seal to be sure you are buying true organic personal care rather than fake organic products.” – Organic Consumers Association

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green. Some companies even create their own certification seals! Green labels essentially mean nothing if they are not monitored by an independent third party.

sumer products randomly surveyed were guilty of greenwashing (www. sinsofgreenwashing.org). According to TerraChoice, the “seven sins of greenwashing” are:

Think about whether something is truly recyclable. The recycling symbol used with no other information or qualifications also does not mean a thing. Consider that a plastic bag that is labeled ”recyclable” isn’t earth-friendly if trash bags are ordinarily not separated out from other trash at the landfill for recycling and are not accepted at most recycling centers as a recyclable plastic. This claim is deceptive because it asserts an environmental benefit where no significant or meaningful benefit exists.

• The Hidden Trade-Off: This is the most common form of greenwashing and accounts for 57% percent of cases. An example would be marketing a product as “Energyefficient” when the larger negative factor is that it contains a lot of hazardous materials.

Consider the big picture. Disposable products (such as razors, toothbrushes, water bottles) that are made from recycled materials are an improvement, but it would be much greener to avoid these one-time use, disposable products altogether. It is environmentally preferable to choose products that have a long life and can be reused. A reusable stainless steel water bottle is a better choice than a disposable plastic one, and razors and toothbrushes that have replaceable heads are a better choice than disposable ones.

• Lack of Proof: This accounts for about 26% of cases and it is when a company makes an environmental claim that can’t be easily verified through data or a third party. For example: a shampoo that a company claims to be “organic,” but with no verifiable certification.

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Don’t Be Fooled By Grass, Flowers or Green Leaves • Vague Claims: This type of greenwashing accounts for 11% of cases and occurs when companies make claims that are too poorly defined or broad and its real meaning is likely to be misunderstood by the consumer. For example, claiming that a product is “all-natural.” Since arsenic, uranium, and formaldehyde are all naturally occuring, and poisonous, “all natural” isn’t necessarily “green.” • Irrelevant Claims: This accounts for about 4% of greenwashing cases and involves a claim that sounds good but is essentially pointless. For example, claiming a product is CFC-free, even though CFCs were banned 20 years ago. • The Lesser of Two Evils: This accounts for about 1% of cases and involves claims that are not only irrelevant but have questionable ecological significance to begin with. Example: “Organic” cigarettes or “environmentally friendly” pesticides. • Sin of Fibbing: This category accounts for less than one percent of reported cases of greenwashing and involves claims that are downright false. Example: Products falsely claiming to be certified by an internationally recognized environmental standard like Energy Star or Green Seal.

words or images, gives the impression of third-party endorsement where no such endorsement actually exists; fake labels, in other words.

Don’t Give Up! The most important thing is to not give up on trying to find green products! This would be the worst consequence of greenwashing. Although one would be hard pressed to find a product that is perfectly “green,” (because to create and then distribute anything, resources must be consumed), we can make choices that are genuinely “greener.” There are shades of green – from barely green to deep green. A good site to verify greenwashing suspicions is the Greenwashing Index run by the University of Oregon at www.greenwashingindex. com. It allows cases of greenwashing to be rated on a scale that goes from “Authentic” to “Suspect” to “Bogus.” Their goal is to help consumers become more savvy about evaluating marketing claims of advertisers and to hold businesses accountable.

So don’t give up. Just look a little deeper. Don’t be fooled by fancy ads, packaging, and product names. Take the extra minute to look at the ingredients list and also think about • False Labels: This is committed how and where the product was when a product label, through either made, as well as what it is made of

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he Organic Consumers Association is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the nation’s organic consumers. OCA represents over 850,000 members, supporters, subscribers, and volunteers. In recent years, OCA has been active in pressing the USDA and producers of organic goods to ensure that goods labeled and advertised as “Organic” comply with strict, reliable, and consistent standards. OCA’s “Coming Clean” campaign has sought to educate consumers about the deceptive labeling as “Organic” of personal care products. The OCA believes that organic body care standards should mirror organic food standards. The OCA is supplementing its grassroots lobbying efforts with market pressure in the form of a consumer boycott of “cheater brands” that are falsely marketing themselves as organic. Before launching this boycott, they gave these companies an opportunity to come clean by urging them to make a pledge to consumers to either meet organic standards or stop making false organic claims. The brands that refused are now being boycotted. To view the most up-to-date list of companies on the OCA boycott list, go to http://www.organicconsumers.org/bodycare/index.cfm. On the OCA webpage you will also find a link to take further action by sending a letter to the USDA. The OCA also put together a list of brands that they encourage you to support. A few of them are listed below. To see the full list, go the OCA website listed above. CERTIFIED USDA ORGANIC BRANDS RECOMMENDED BY THE OCA AS BEING TRUE TO THEIR ORGANIC CLAIMS AND SAFE FOR CONSUMERS: ♦ Badger ♦ Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps ♦ Intelligent Nutrients ♦ Little Angel ♦ Miessence Certified Organics ♦ Nature’s Paradise ♦ Organicare ♦ Organic Essence ♦ Terressentials ♦ Trillium Organics

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Don’t Be Fooled By Grass, Flowers or Green Leaves and how it can be reused or recycled. Also think about whether or not you really need the product in question. Reducing your general consumption is the greenest option of all. It is also important to consider who made the product in question and look at the company as a whole. Do they have one small “green” line or product among a mainstay of conventional products (if so, your greenwashing detector should go on high alert) or is their main focus on sustainability? I prefer to support companies like Dr. Bronner’s (they produce the nation’s top-selling natural brand of liquid and bar soap) that have been doing the right thing on so many levels for years. Companies like these that are dedicated to doing the right thing and have a high level of integrity create consumer trust. Because they hold themselves to a higher standard, I know that the products they create are going to be among the best for my health and the health of the planet.

Become an Informed Consumer The following resources can be used to further educate yourself and they also make sifting through greenwashing a bit easier.

Resources www.greenwashingindex.com/ www.organicconsumers.org/ bodycare/index.cfm www.Sinsofgreenwashing.org www.ftc.gov/bcp/grnrule/ guides980427.htm www.publicradio.org/columns/ sustainability/greenwash/ www.thegreenwashingblog. com/ www.stopgreenwash.org/ www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ index.php www.drbronner.com/usda_organic_body_care.html

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The Longevity Secret: Six Ways Whole Foods Keep You Thriving

By Janice Stanger, Ph.D.

People have sought the Fountain of Youth for thousands of years. Explorers traveled across oceans and risked their lives to find a way to run time in reverse. Disappointed, they trudged home empty-handed and older. Even today, this legendary source of youth inspires book and movie plots, not to mention “anti-aging” medicine. While some people simply seek a longer life, a more compelling goal is to stay vigorous and enjoy the maximum healthy, active years filled with family, laughter, and learning. So walk out your front door, jump on your bike, or start up your car if need be. Destination: fountain of youth, otherwise known as your local supermarket, natural foods store, or farmers market. Be sure to bring your shopping list of whole foods: • • • •

Vegetables Fruits Beans and/or potatoes Whole grains

• Nuts and seeds • Herbs and spices These healthy lifespan enhancers work together as a powerful team. Each fills an irreplaceable role in extending life and making you feel younger at your next birthday. Here are six of the chief reasons why. • • • • •

Protective phytochemicals Perfectly packaged nutrition Inflammatory balance Durable, fracture-resistant bones Ditch toxic chemicals from your body • Optimize the functioning of your genes

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tionally active compounds called phytochemicals. The whole foods on your shopping list are the densest source of these beneficial nutrients. Highly processed plant foods, such as white rice, white flour, sugar, and oils in a jar, contain only traces of their original phytochemical content. Plants form these natural chemicals because they are protecting themselves. The process of making proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, which all plants must accomplish, takes enormous energy that is potentially damaging to the plant. Phytochemicals protect vegetation from harm, repel natural insect enemies, and allow plants to flourish. You also benefit from the phytonutrients perfectly packaged in whole plant foods. Each family of foods on your shopping list has different phytochemicals. That is one reason you should aim to eat a wide variety of unprocessed foods. Herbs and spices contain the densest concentration of

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natural phytochemicals, followed by vegetables and fruits. You might have heard of specific families of phytochemicals, including lignans, isoflavones, resveratrol, and flavonoids. Each of these contains several subcategories. Resveratrol, in particular, is reputed to enhance longevity, although evidence of this in humans is inconclusive. Grapes, berries, and peanuts, among other foods, provide this nutrient.

Herbs and spices contain the densest concentration of natural phytochemicals.

The range of phytonutrients, eaten together in whole foods and forming a powerful team in your body, can encourage detoxification, neutralize the free radicals that damage and age your cells, balance your immune system, protect brain functioning,

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Researchers are still in the early stages of identifying all the types of these nutrients and mapping all the ways that they help you. Studies indicate there may be up to 100,000 different kinds of phytochemicals.

Optimal overall nutrition Just as whole plant foods deliver the blend of natural phytochemicals your body is designed for, so these foods are the ideal source of the other nutrients that boost lifespan. You might have been taught to dissect your foods into proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. With this way of thinking, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that each food contains only one or two of the nutrients you require for long life.

feat. Animal protein is just recycled plant protein. As another example, calcium has a vital role in plant metabolism. This mineral comes from the ground, dissolves in water, and is absorbed by plant roots. Cows get their calcium from eating plants, and so can you. And think about folate. This essential B vitamin is found most abundantly in leafy greens – think foliage, and you’ll know where to get this nutrient. While folate is best known as being protective of fetal development, this nutrient is essential for the production of new cells and normal synthesis of DNA in adults as well. The bottom line is that whole plant foods are dense with nutrients for supporting a long and active life. Eat a variety of these delicious choices throughout the day.

30% of the dry weight of a typical plant cell is protein.

In fact, all plants need protein, fats, complex carbohydrates, and minerals to survive. All are dense with natural vitamins. For example, 30% of the dry weight of a typical plant cell is protein. Plant and animal proteins are made from the same amino acid building blocks. Only plants and bacteria can make essential amino acids – no animal can accomplish this vital SAN DIEGO NATURAL GUIDE Spring/Summer 2010

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keep hormones at ideal levels, reduce blood pressure, and attack bacteria and viruses. You can’t obtain this impressive array of benefits, which supports a long and vigorous life, with animal foods or heavily refined foods.


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Inflammatory balance

Think of how long and active your life could be without these illnesses. Throughout life, you need to maintain You would feel so good you would a balance of pro- and anti-inflammawelcome every morning. Unfortutory forces in your body for health, nately, as you age, your body tends to and even for survival. Inflammation, a go into a pro-inflammatory mode as a process largely based on immune sys- consequence of lifelong overstimulatem activity, is your body’s response tion. That is one reason these diseases to internal or external threats. Factors are so closely associated with getting triggering inflammation include older. In fact, there is an entire model infectious microbes, toxic chemicals, of getting older called inflamm-aging. injury, radiation, and free radicals. Without inflammation, you would be Whole foods are protective and work defenseless and unable to survive. with your immune system to fight While the inflammatory response to danger is protective, inflammation that fails to resolve and becomes chronic contributes to virtually all chronic illness. Scientists have identified many diseases that become more common with age as being closely related to ongoing inflammation. Here is a partial list. • • • • • • • • • •

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High blood pressure Heart attack Stroke Type 2 diabetes Depression Macular degeneration Gum disease Arthritis Osteoporosis Cancer

threats, and then resolve inflammation once its protective job is done. Animal foods and highly refined foods, on the other hand, can provoke your immune system and foster ongoing inflammation and its many health consequences.

Durable, fracture-resistant bones Hip fractures are a bane of advancing age, and kill over 20% of their victims within a year. While the media inundates you with messages to consume more calcium, the truth is that calcium, especially from dairy, has virtually nothing to do with how fracture-resistant your bones are.

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Countries with higher intakes of dairy products have higher bone fracture rates. You want bones that are strong and durable, not brittle. Your bones are made of protein structured in a honeycomb or cubby hole fashion, with calcium and many other minerals stored in the gaps in your bone. The supporting protein structure determines how resilient and strong your bones are.

retardants, and more. Certain problems associated with aging, such as Parkinson’s disease, cancer, and immune system malfunction can all be triggered by POPs.

These chemicals dissolve and are stored in fat, so they become far more concentrated higher on the food chain. Animal foods are likely the source of 89% to 99% of the POPs in your body. Studies of supermarket food find that fish, especially, are Bone retains its strength best in a heavily contaminated. Again, whole low-acid internal environment. Whole foods are your answer to keeping plant foods, especially fruits and veg- these dangerous and inflammatory etables, foster this welcome outcome. chemicals at the lowest level possible in your body. Animal foods such as meat, fish, eggs, and dairy make your body more acidic. This internal environment can dissolve bone. Chronic inflammation, also fostered by animal foods, is another factor attacking bones and making them prone to fracture easily. Your genetic code allows for a wide variety of ways in which it is expressed. For example, if you moved to another country and began eating like the locals, your risk of disease More than 85,000 industrial chemiwould change to match the area cals are used in the U.S, with over you moved to. Eating whole foods 2,000 additional ones each year. Researchers are not sure of how these maximizes your genetic potential. If chemicals – individually and as a dangerous brew when mixed – affect longevity, but many end up inside your body.

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The Longevity Secret everyone in your family passed on at changes are believed to increase a relatively young age, there is still an healthy lifespan. excellent chance you will beat those odds if you adopt a whole foods diet. Now you understand why whole foods will not only prolong your years, but also extend your healthy years. You The antioxidants in whole foods can enjoy life without pain, disability, also may protect your genetic mateand a medicine cabinet crammed with rial. A study of 30 men on a mostly whole foods diet found that the diet, prescriptions. Breaking old habits can be tough, but with commitment you combined with exercise and stress will accomplish the change you want. management, increased the activWhole foods are delicious, satisfying, ity of protein complexes that guard and gorgeous, so start making some digenes from damage. While more research is necessary, these positive etary changes and see how good you feel.

Janice Stanger, Ph.D. is an author, educator, and health industry expert. Her book The Perfect Formula Diet has the mission of helping people and the planet at the same time through a whole foods eating plan. Janice did not always eat this healthy. For much of her adult life she was overweight and suffered from conditions including daily headaches, frequent sinusitis and respiratory infections, depression, mysterious aches and pains, and crippling fatigue. Janice was motivated to research plant-based nutrition by the examples of her two daughters, who stopped eating meat at ages 11 and 13. She spent 14 years critically analyzing scientific findings until perfecting the whole foods discoveries she shares with you now. While working as a consultant to employers on their health benefits, Janice has observed one health insurance industry strategy after another, including managed care, fail to control costs and keep people healthy. In her continuing work in the health insurance industry, she sees every day the devastation that obesity and illness bring to both individuals and companies struggling to stay in business and provide benefits. You can learn more at the website http://perfectformuladiet.com or email her at Janice@perfectformuldiet.com.

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Businesses that are creating a healthier world

Acupuncture Acupuncture is a Chinese-based system of medicine, practiced for over 3,000 years, involving the use of fine needles which are inserted at specific points throughout the body to relieve pain and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself.

Acupuncturists By Area:

Metro/South Coastal Adams Avenue Integrative Health

Most treatments - $35 - $50 Sliding scale services. All proceeds benefit non-profit community clinics. Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Massage, Nutrition Counseling, Energy Healing, Detox Programs and more. www.althealnet.org 619-546-4806

Malinda Gibbons-Gwyn, L.Ac.

Acupuncture, Maya Abdominal Massage, Fertility, Abdominal Adhesions, Urinary Leakage, PMS www.thebodyorganic.com 619-243-5109 Please see display ad on this page

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a natural way to bring the body back into balance so that healing can occur. It is used to treat many different conditions including pain, stress, allergies, and infertility,

Dr. Darcy Yent ND, LAc.

Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine www.DrDarcy.meta-ehealth.com 3636 Fourth Avenue, Suite 210 San Diego 92103 619-887-0610 Please see display ad on page 144

ZEN Sanctuary

Acupuncture, Massage, Skincare. Complete Relaxation - All Natural - Peace of Mind & Body www.zensanctuary.com San Diego 619-269-9322 Please see display ad on page 129

Metro/South Coastal Continued

North County Coastal

Cosmetic Acupuncture, Massage, Cold Laser Therapy, Hormone Testing and Herbal Medicine. www.holistictraditions.com La Jolla 858-551-1005

www.HealingThroughBalance.com 858-245-1817

Christina A. Leigh, Holistic Traditions Acupuncture L.Ac., MAOM Safe, Gentle, & Effective Technique and Massage Therapy Clinic

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Holistic Traditions Acupuncture and Massage Therapy Clinic

Cosmetic Acupuncture, Massage, Cold Laser Therapy, Hormone Testing and Herbal Medicine. Amorah Kelly, L.Ac., M.S. www.holistictraditions.com Wonderworks Healing Arts 858-551-1005 Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine La Jolla Please see display ad on page 167 Gentle Effective Care, Over 12 Years Exp. www.AmorahKelly.com 7742 Herschel Ave., Suite Q La Jolla 858-775-1515 North County Inland

Wendi Miyashiro, L.Ac. Point of Wellness

Dr. Austin, Kelly N.D.

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Primary Care Physician & vitamin shots Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Bioidentical Hormone Replacement www.sdpointofwellness.com IV therapy, acupuncture, weight loss 2 Locations 858-740-1838 Rancho Bernardo 858-705-1727

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San Marcos Acupuncture Clinic & Wellness Center

East County

Acupuncture, Herbs, Holistic Medicine Pediatric, Women’s Health, Family Care Myra Thompson-Bull, LAc Pain Management, Weight Loss, Nutrition Acupuncture, herbs, massage, oriental medicine Tuina-massage, Yoga, Tai-Chi, Qi-Gong myranjm@cox.net 619-445-3167 www.SanMarcosAcupunctureCenter.com Alpine 1582 West San Marcos Blvd. Suite 101B San Marcos 760-891-0900 Please see display ad above

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Addictions

Addictions

Alternative Medicine

Shakti Rising

Also see the “Physicians/M.D.s” section and the “Naturopathic Doctors” section

Assists youth primarily women ages 15-25 in overcoming addictions. www.ShaktiRising.org San Diego 619-501-2746

Advertising San Diego Natural Guide

Alternative medicine is a term that is used to refer to medical systems that are different from allopathic (western) medicine. The term applies to a broad range of services and practices including acupuncture, Ayurveda, chiropractic, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and naturopathy, among other treatments.

The most comprehensive resource guide to healthy & earth friendly products and services in San Diego! Call us for an advertising packet or visit our website at: www.SanDiegoNaturalGuide.com San Diego 760-489-8999

Full Spectrum Health Integrative Med Ctr

Air Purification

North County Naturopathic Health Care

Using air filters and purifiers in your home and office can filter out air pollutants such as molds, dust and dander which may cause allergies and other health problems.

Seagull Distribution Co.

Air Filter Specialist 8 of the best brands available www.seagulldistribution.com 3670 Clairemont Dr. #2 San Diego 858-270-7532 Please see display ad on page 55

Allergy Relief Synchronicity Health Centre

NAET - Allergy Elimination Technique No Needles! Good for pets, pollen, wheat, dairy and much more. www.synchronicityhc.com Encinitas 760-230-5400

K.M. Hedayat, MD Cancer Care, IV Therapy, Homeopathy www.fullspectrumhealthmd.com San Diego 858-455-9726 Please see display ad on pages 69 & 153

Effective Natural Treatments For All Ages www.DrJonDunn.com Encinitas 760-632-1665 Please see display ad on page 145

ReproductiveWellness.com

INFERTILITY - “HAVE YOU TRIED I.V.F. & FAILED? We may be able to help you, naturally! ReproductiveWellness.com 619-4HEALTH (443-2584)

Synchronicity Health Centre

Naturopathic Medicine - Family Practice holistic approach & natural treatments, Herbs, Homeopathy, Amino Acids & more. www.synchronicityhc.com Encinitas 760-230-5400 Please see display ad on page 145

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Alzheimer’s Sunshine Care Alzheimers/ Dementia Homes

Personalized care & the comforts of home. Fruits & vegetables from our organically farmed fields, orchards & greenhouse are used in our healthy menu. www.sunshinecare.com Poway 858-674-1255 ext 202 Please see display ad on this page

Animal Advocates & Rescue

Alzheimer’s Care Safe and secured environment with walking paths through flower fields. Over 100 activities each month utilizing our natural campus. 12695 Monte Vista Rd. / Poway, Ca 92064

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Also see the “Wildlife Rescue” section

San Diego Animal Advocates

25 Years of Activism for Animals www.animaladvocates.org San Diego 760-632-8638

Anxiety & Depression

Heal Depression & Anxiety Without Drugs

Get on the fast track to feeling happy, confident and peaceful. Individuals Couples Families

Penelope Young Andrade, LCSW

Non Drug Treatments for Anxiety and Depression. www.penelopetalk.com Penasquitos 858-481-5752 Please see display ad on this page

Penelope Young Andrade, L.C.S.W.

858-481-5752 www.penelopetalk.com

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.” -Chinese Proverb

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Appliances

Appliances Look for the ENERGY STAR label to identify energy efficient products!

CoolShinyStuff.com

Affordable appliances for your better health! Juicers, blenders, grain mills, food dehydrators, water purification and more! www.coolshinystuff.com Please see display ad above

Habitat Restore

San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s Home Improvement Outlet Store Shop / Donate new & used appliances: ovens, washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc. San Diego 619-516-5267

Seagull Distribution Co.

3670 Clairemont Dr. #2 San Diego 858-270-7532 Please see display ad on the next page

ArchitectsSustainable Design Please see the “Green Home & Building” section

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www.seagulldistribution.com

~Art~ Artists & Galleries Hubbell & Hubbell -Artists & Architects

Ecological, nature-inspired designs 1970 6th Ave. www.hubbellandhubbell.com San Diego 619-231-0446

Weeping Buffalo Native Arts

An Eclectic Array of Plains Indian Native Art. Tuesdays at Alpine Farmers Market or 43355 Old Hwy 80 & in Downtown Jacumba www.WeepingBuffaloNativeArts.com 619-766-3482 or 619-647-1926 Please see display ad on page 54

Conserve water by using a broom instead of a hose to clear dirt from your garage, driveway or sidewalk. SAN DIEGO NATURAL GUIDE Spring/Summer 2010

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Arthritis

Arthritis INSTITUTE FOR SPECIALIZED MEDICINE

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Traditional and alternative therapy for arthritis and autoimmune diseases 12865 Pointe Del Mar Way #130, Del Mar www.IFSMED.com 858-794-9192 Please see display ad on the next page

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ALTERNATIVE MOBILITY

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda The San Diego

Natural Guide would like to thank our advertisers and subscribers for their support in bringing this community resource guide to San Diego.

We encourage you to use the businesses that you find within these pages to help you create a healtheir and more sustainable lifestyle.

Ayurveda, meaning “knowledge of life,” is a holistic system of healing that originated in India thousands of years ago. Its aim is to provide individualized guidance regarding food and lifestyle in order to maintain good health or to improve the health of a person with health challenges.

Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center

Timeless knowledge of complete health Personal prevention-oriented knowledge www.vaidyaconsultation.com Encinitas 1-800-379-6353 Please see display ad on page 6

Maharishi Ayurveda Products Int’l, Inc.

Natural Solutions For Perfect Health Antioxidants, Digestion, Stress & more www.mapi.com Call For A Free Catalog 1-800-255-8332 Please see display ad on page 121

Baby Products Please see “Children & Babies”

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Beds & Bedding

Beauty About 70% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body, which is reason enough to go organic. Products using naturally derived, certified organic ingredients are gentler and safer for you, your family and for the environment. In addition, consider using cruelty-free products that do not contain animal ingredients and have not been tested on animals.

Also see the “Children & Babies” section for Crib Mattresses and Bedding Enjoy more healthful sleep by replacing synthetic sheets, blankets, mattresses or futons with ones made from natural and organic materials.

MATTRESS WORLD

Organic Mattresses of Organic Cotton,

Pamela Nigro Eco Studio Salon Pure Wool, 100% Natural Organic Latex Premier Organic Hairstylist & Colorist Organic haircolor, perms, & products www.pamelanigro.com 4111 Stephens St., San Diego 92103 San Diego 619-299-7717 Please see display ad on page 119

Terressentials

America’s finest USDA certified organic artisan-crafted personal care products! Genuine organics for smart people! www.terressentials.com Please see display ad on page 8

Crib, Juvenile, Adult, Discount Prices www.GentleHome.com 619-260-8000 Please see display ad above

Bicycling & Mountain Biking S.D. Bicycle Coalition

Making Bicycling Better in San Diego County 858-487-6063

San Diego Mountain Biking Association www.sdmba.com

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Birthing Resources

Birthing Resources See the “Natural Childbirth” section

Body Care Products & Services Also see the “Skin Care” section

Buying bottled water is like pouring money down the drain.

Ounce for ounce, bottled water can cost more than gasoline! Switch to using a high quality reusable water bottle like Klean Kanteen. You will feel good about not contributing to the billions of plastic bottles that end up in landfills in California alone!

About 70% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body, which is reason enough to go organic. Products using naturally derived, certified organic ingredients are gentler and safer for you, your family and for the environment. In addition, consider using cruelty-free products that do not contain animal ingredients and have not been tested on animals.

Curler & Comb Salon & Day Spa

Detox w/ Aloe Vera & Herb Body Wraps and Organic Deep Cleansing Facials www.CurlerAndCombSalon.com Escondido 760-207-7033 Please see display ad on this page

Ecotopiia

Your Source For Earth-Friendly Clothing, Gifts & Goods 543 South Coast Highway 101 Encinitas 760-753-7420 Please see display ad on the inside back cover and page 77

Living Botanicals

The world’s FIRST Certified Organic Skin Care Products. Call for a free sample package or order at: www.LivingBotanicals.com San Diego 619-322-6284 Please see display ad on page 5

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Builders & Building Consultants Living Botanicals

Passionate about ORGANICS? Want a flexible opportunity to earn extra income? Join our team promoting the world’s FIRST Certified Organic Skin Care Products. Call for a free info packet or visit: www.LivingBotanicals.com San Diego 619-322-6284 Please see display ad on the next page

Multi-Pure Water Filtration

Builders & Building Consultants

Distributors Wanted. No Inventory, Great Water Based Business. Residual Income www.livegreatwater.com ID 417986 858-652-1788 Please see display ad on page 179

See “Green Home & Building” section

Business Resources Also see “Office Supplies and Furnishings”

Business & Income Opportunities Many of the following business opportunities can be done in your spare time and at home. Not only do they have a health and/or environmental focus, but they may also allow you to eliminate your commute (no more sitting in traffic) and stay home with your family.

Children’s Book Treasury

Recycled Products Cooperative Recycled & Environmentally Friendly Office Supplies & Cleaning Products www.recycledproducts.org Encinitas 760-436-5170 Please see display ad on page 147

Cancer Care & Support, Holistic

Earn Money Promoting Literacy Usborne Books-Ultimate Home Business www.ChildrensBookTreasury.com THE CANCER PROJECT San Diego Area 619-632-5053 Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Please see display ad on page 71 Ongoing www.cancerproject.org tracychilds@cox.net 858-679-9148 Please see display ad on page 63

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Flexible Opportunity to Earn an Income in Your Spare Time at Home with an Ethical Company Join our growing team of reps promoting the Word’s First Certified Organic Skincare, Haircare, and Cosmetic Products These products are rapidly gaining a global reputation as the most pure, balancing rejuvenating products on the planet. Minimal Start-up Cost / Full Training & Support

Call to have a FREE Intro Package Mailed to you:

619-322-6284

or visit www.LivingBotanicals.com for more info Independent Representative

Miracle Ranch West

A Retreat Center for Women Touched by Cancer. Contact us for more information www.MiracleRanchWest.com Valley Center 760-751-9277 Please see display ad on page 62

Full Spectrum Health Integrative Med Ctr

K.M. Hedayat, MD Cancer Support and Recovery www.fullspectrumhealthmd.com San Diego 858-455-9726

A nonprofit organization, promoting cancer prevention and survival through better understanding of cancer causes, particularly the link between nutrition and cancer. Through research, education, and advocacy, we are saving lives every day. Learn the latest research in cancer prevention and survival. The groundbreaking Food For Life Nutrition and Cooking Series, is offered on-going in San Diego County!

www.cancerproject.org 858-679-9148

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Candles

Carpet, Rug, & Upholstery Cleaning Did you know that many carpet and upholstery cleaning detergents and solvents contain chemicals that may be released into the air for months after your carpets and upholstery are cleaned? Select cleaning services that use earth-friendly cleaning agents.

Bernal’s Carpet Care

Candles Ecotopiia

Your Source For Earth-Friendly Clothing, Gifts & Goods 543 South Coast Highway 101 Encinitas 760-753-7420

Truck mounted, Satisfaction Guaranteed 100% Environmentally Safe Products Upholstery Cleaning, Repairs, Tile, Grout www.BernalsCarpetCare.com North County 760-724-0455

Eco-Dry Carpet & Floor Care

Environmentally responsible cleaning www.eco-dry.net San Diego County 619-944-8870 Please see display ad on this page

Please see display ad on the inside back cover and page 77

Carpentry See the “Green Home & Building” section

Carpet

Catering Veggie Vibes

Gourmet Living Cuisine Weekly Menu Delivery and Catering www.veggievibes.net San Diego 619-701-8138

See the “Green Home & Building” section

Childbirth, Natural Please see the “Natural Childbirth” section.

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Children & Babies

Children & Babies Also see the “Natural Childbirth” section for Doulas, Midwives, etc.

Baby Clothing and Products Also see “Children’s Clothing” and “Toys, Games, Books & Music”

Babies in Bloom

Cloth diapers, slings, toys and more! 1988 Hacienda Drive, Vista, CA 92081 www.babies-in-bloom.com 760-940-BABY Please see display ad on this page

classes, support and natural product for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding & baby lactation consultation, medela breastpumps, rentals, accessories & nursing bras, baby carriers, cloth diapers, toys, organic layette and more.

1988 Hacienda Drive Vista, CA 92081 (760) 940-BABY www.babies-in-bloom.com

Miessence Certified Organics Baby Range

Gentle enough for newborn babies. www.yourbeautybynature.com San Diego 619-584-2476 Please see display ad on page 67

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-Products, Services and Parenting Resources


Children & Babies

Childbirth, Natural Please see the “Natural Childbirth” section in the general directory for Midwives, Doulas, and other birthing resources.

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100% Certified Organic Cotton Awareness Apparel with positive messages about social and environmental issues. www.shoppositiveenergy.com San Diego 800-557-9401 Please see display ad on page 76

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100% Certified Organic Cotton Awareness Apparel with positive messages about social and environmental issues. www.shoppositiveenergy.com San Diego 800-557-9401 Please see display ad on page 76

Wee Little Sprouts

Organic Clothing, Toys & Natural Products for Children and Mom www.weelittlesprouts.com 119 North Main Street Fallbrook 760-728-9339 Please see display ad on this page

Terressentials

America’s finest USDA certified organic artisan-crafted personal care products! Genuine organics for smart people! www.terressentials.com Please see display ad on page 8

Wee Little Sprouts

Organic Clothing & Natural Products for Babies & Children www.weelittlesprouts.com 119 North Main Street Fallbrook 760-728-9339 Please see display ad on this page

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Children & Babies

Crib Mattresses & Bedding

Education & Schools A Child’s Garden of Thyme

MATTRESS WORLD

Organic Mattresses of Organic Cotton, Pure Wool, 100% Natural Organic Latex Crib, Juvenile, Adult, Discount Prices www.GentleHome.com 619-260-8000 Please see display ad on page 59

A LifeWays Center in Oceanside Offering the Waldorf Early Childhood Curriculum - Ages 0 - 5 www.AChildsGardenofThyme.com 760-722-8487 Please see display ad on page 68

Wee Little Sprouts

Organic Mattresses & Bedding for Babies to Adults www.weelittlesprouts.com 119 North Main Street Fallbrook 760-728-9339

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Education & Schools Continued Sanderling Waldorf School

Schooling the Head, Hands, and Heart www.sanderlingschool.org Encinitas 760-635-3747 Please see display ad on this page

Waldorf Institute of Southern California

Teacher education program that prepares you to become a Waldorf Teacher. Visit: www.WaldorfTeaching.org Or call 877-394-1444 Please see display ad on page 71

The Waldorf School of San Diego

A Child’s Garden of Thyme A LifeWays Center for Young Children.

Our Oceanside location offers:

A developmentally appropriate curriculum rich in hands-on experience. Pre-K through High School. 94% of Waldorf graduates go on to college! www.waldorfsandiego.org Admissions 619-280-8016 x 305 Please see display ad on page 1 and page 69

LifeWays Pre-School Program (age 0-5) Parent-Tot Program (age 0-2.5) Adult Waldorf Art & Craft Classes Educarers: Bianca Lara & Kristen Arrastia

Con tact u s: 760.722.8487 or info@achildsgardenofthyme.com www.achildsgardenofthyme.com

Furniture & Room Decor (Children / Babies) Also see “Crib Mattresses and Bedding”

Colorama Paints & Supply, Inc.

Visit our “environmental” section for a whole line of Natural and Environmentally Safe Paint, Stains, and Cleaners. 5261 Linda Vista Rd. / San Diego www.coloramapaint.com 619-297-4421 Please see display ad on page 113

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Greener Rhythms Children’s Space Making

Eco-playhouses, tree forts and play structures. Bedroom painting, murals and furnishings. Kidscaping and Gardens www.GreenerRhythms.com 619-871-8842 Please see display ad on page 112

Healthcare for Babies and Children Full Spectrum Health Integrative Med Ctr

K.M. Hedayat, MD Pediatric disorders, ADHD and Autism www.fullspectrumhealthmd.com San Diego 858-455-9726 Please see display ad on this page

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Children & Babies Optimizing health for children with osteopathic pediatrics

Kidscaping & Gardens Greener Rhythms Children’s Space Making

Eco-playhouses, tree forts and play structures. Bedroom painting, murals and furnishings. Kidscaping and Gardens www.GreenerRhythms.com 619-871-8842 ������������������������������� ������������������

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Pediatrics, Integrative

Healthcare for Babies MaryAnne Morelli Haskell, D.O. A.P.C. Optimizing health for children using and Children Continued unique, preventive, corrective osteopathic care, so important to early life and

MaryAnne Morelli Haskell, D.O. A.P.C. development. www.drmaryanne.com Coronado 619-437-6600 Optimizing health for children using unique, preventive, corrective osteopathic Please see display ad on this page care, so important to early life and development. www.drmaryanne.com Coronado 619-437-6600 Play Houses & Tree Please see display ad above

Osteopathic Center for Children and Families

Houses Greener Rhythms Children’s

Space Making Providing osteopathic care for the Eco-playhouses, tree forts and play whole family! structures. Bedroom painting, murals and www.osteopathiccenter.org San Diego 619-583-7611 furnishings. Kidscaping and Gardens www.GreenerRhythms.com 619-871-8842 San Marcos Acupuncture Clinic & Wellness Center

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Acupuncture, Herbs, Holistic Medicine Pediatric, Women’s Health, Family Care Schools Pain Management, Weight Loss, Nutrition Please see the “Education & Tuina-massage, Yoga, Tai-Chi, Qi-Gong Schools” section www.SanMarcosAcupunctureCenter.com 1582 West San Marcos Blvd. Suite 101B San Marcos 760-891-0900 Please see display ad on page 51

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Teacher Education and Training Waldorf Institute of Southern California

Teacher education program that prepares you to become a Waldorf Teacher. Visit: www.WaldorfTeaching.org Or call 877-394-1444

Toys, Games, Books and Music

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Stop the Flow

Remember to turn off the water while shaving or brushing your teeth. Running the water for just 2 minutes can waste 3 gallons of water. If you install faucet aerators and low-flow regulators for showerheads, water usage can be reduced by 50%! As much as 19% of California electricity is used to pump, transport and treat water. SAN DIEGO NATURAL GUIDE Spring/Summer 2010

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Chiropractic

Cleaning Services -Residential & Commercial Why expose yourself and your family to cleaning products that contain toxic substances? Select cleaning services and eco-friendly products that use natural agents such as citrus, essential oils, vinegar and baking soda.

Also see the “Green Home & Building” section for “Window Cleaning”

Naked Clean

Green house cleaning is just better. People, Pet & Planet Friendly Naked-Clean.com San Diego 1-800-942-2144

Also visit our website at www.SanDiegoNaturalGuide.com Please see display ad on the next page for direct links to healthy and green business websites Pure Cleaning Agency

Chiropractic Chiropractic is a therapeutic approach which helps to maintain the body’s natural alignment through movement techniques designed to correct spinal-nerve interferences.

Adams Avenue Integrative Health

Most treatments - $35 - $50 Sliding scale services. All proceeds benefit non-profit community clinics. Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Massage, Nutrition Counseling, Energy Healing, Detox Programs and more. www.althealnet.org 619-546-4806

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Window Magic Window Cleaning & Screen Service

Res. & Comm. Family Owned & Operated We Clean Windows, Solar Panels & Gutters “Since 1986” www.windowmagicinc.com Fax: 760-233-5949 Phone: 760-233-5909 Please see display ad on page 117

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Also see “Footwear” section, the “Jewelry” section, and the “Vegan Resources” section. For children and baby clothing, please see the “Children & Babies” section. The textile industry, with its massive use of chemicals in growing, bleaching and dying fabrics, is one of the earth’s major polluters. Choose organic, natural-dyed, used, natural fiber and fair trade clothing.

Ecotopiia

Your Source For Earth-Friendly Clothing, Gifts & Goods 543 South Coast Highway 101 Encinitas 760-753-7420 Please see display ad on the inside back cover and page 77

100% Certified Organic Cotton Awareness Apparel with positive messages about social and environmental issues. www.shoppositiveenergy.com San Diego 800-557-9401 Please see display ad on page 76

Raam Raj Clothing

100% Organic Clothing on SALE Knits, Yoga, Children’s Organics Plus other soft, well made Organics www.RaamRajClothing.com 1-800-ALL-VEDA

retrofit DESIGNS

Your source for vintage style apparel for women, men and kids. www.retrofitdesigns.com San Diego ~All sweatshop Free~ Please see display ad on page 77

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eco-fashion: Sustainable fashion involves clothing that is made from materials that reduce harm to the environment, and support the health of the consumers, as well as the people who make and distribute them. In general, they are Fair Trade and made to last, using sustainable and organic raw materials. They are also colored without the use of harmful chemicals (such as bleach).

Look for these terms when shopping:

Bamboo-is a natural and renewable resource that can be made into beautiful (and silky-soft) fabrics. It grows very quickly and does not need fertilizers or pesticides. Tencel-is a strong fabric made from 100% biodegradable cellulose, extracted from wood pulp using a nontoxic process. It is buttery-soft and quite luxurious. Organic Cotton-is grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or artificial fertilizers, and is free of formaldehyde finishes. In contrast, conventional cotton is grown using one pound of toxic chemicals per three pounds of cotton (these chemicals ultimately end up in our water system and food chain). Hemp-is a very durable, breatheable, and naturally UV resistant fiber. The feel is similar to linen, but softer. The plant grows easily, without the use of pesticides or other chemicals. Recycled, Repurposed, or Reused-High-quality clothing can be made from recycled textiles and even recycled plastic bottles, saving on landfill space and the amount of raw materials used. Fair Trade-means that the people who make the clothing are paid a fair price and have decent working conditions. 74

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unique, recycled-material bags galore look great and feel even better! www.salvationsacks.com san diego 858-581-0988 Please see display ad on page 75

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Footwear, bags, belts, yoga props & accessories made from natural hemp fabrics, recycled tires, and used bicycle inner tubes. Vegan, cruelty-free, and 100% environmental. www.splaff.com 619-221-9199 Please see display ad on this page

WYNOLA FARMS Green Store Specializing in locally made eco-friendly products and delicacies. 4470 Hwy. 78 (in the Marketplace) Julian (Wynola area) 760-885-8364

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Colon Hydrotherapy

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Colon Hydrotherapy This involves cleansing the colon of waste material through the gentle infusion of purified water. Benefits may include increased energy levels and enhanced immune function.

Colon Hydrotherapy San Diego Cleansing & Weight Loss Programs www.ColonNC.com North County Dr. Star Ladermann 760-757-7733 Please see display ad on page 156

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Colonic Wellness

Colonics and IonSpa Foot Detox. 240 W. Mission Ave., Escondido, Ca www.colonicirrigationsandiego.com “Just Do It”/Call Donna 760-908-7665 Please see display ad on this page

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Coaching Please see the “Life Coaching” section and the “Career Coaching” section.

Liver, Lymphatic & Colon Therapies. www.detoxspaoflajolla.com 17 Years in La Jolla 858-551-9228 Please see display ad on this page

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CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is farming that is supported by the local residents. The farm will sell “shares” or boxes of their goods, usually fresh-picked, organic produce, and sometimes diary and meat, to participants. The purchaser pays the farm directly and will pick up their goods at the farm or a nearby location. They can choose how much and how often they receive their boxes to suit their needs. The prices are very competitive to the grocery stores and many times will “out-deal” the local markets depending on the available supply. CSAs are a wonderful way to support your local farm and to receive the freshest possible goods. It is also a way to buy from a clean, safe, and trusted source. With the worries of pesticides and food-borne illnesses, many people choose the CSA to avoid those issues. Becoming a member is also a great way to stay connected with your community and grow a good relationship with and a new appreciation for the local farmers. See the Community Supported Agriculture section in this Natural Guide to find a CSA in your area.

Colon Hydrotherapy Continued Living Water Rejuvenation Centers

Colonic, Lymphatic, Ionic Therapies 3 Generations, 60+ years, I-ACT School www.livingwaterrejuvenation.com 3 Locations 760-918-0030

Radiance Day Spa The Wellness Center

Experienced - Supportive - Nurturing Personalized Detoxification Programs First Time Visit Only $55.00 www.radiancedayspasd.com 4605 Cass St. (at Felspar) Pacific Beach 858-272-6337

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Connect with your local organic farmers! In a CSA Farm, you can pay a fee to become a “member” of the farm. As a member of a CSA, you can expect a weekly delivery (or pick-up) of fresh seasonally grown vegetables, flowers, fruits, herbs and perhaps eggs. Your fee then goes to help support and provide some level of stability for the farm. Each farm is different in the variety of food grown and how it operates its program.

Abundant Harvest Organics

Organic Produce Service. Also raw milk, pastured meats, eggs & other items. www.abundantharvestorganics.com San Diego County 866-444-0132

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Cooking Classes THE CANCER PROJECT

Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Ongoing www.cancerproject.org tracychilds@cox.net 858-679-9148 Please see display ad on page 63

Cooperatives / Co-ops See the “Natural Food Stores” section

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Continued Be Wise Ranch

A certified organic farm that has been growing organic produce for wholesale and local sales. www.bewiseranch.com For CSA info call: 760-746-6006

Seabreeze Organic Farm

Growing for San Diego since 1988 Vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, eggs and more delivered to your home weekly. www.seabreezed.com San Diego 858-481-0209 Please see display ad above

Cosmetics, Organic & Mineral Based About 70% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body, which is reason enough to go organic. Products using naturally derived, certified organic ingredients are gentler and safer for you, your family and for the environment. In addition, consider using cruelty-free products that do not contain animal ingredients and have not been tested on animals.

Living Botanicals

Miessence Pure Mineral Cosmetics with Certified Organic Ingredients. No Fillers, Nothing Artificial. Beauty, Naturally. www.LivingBotanicals.com Call For Free Sample Packet San Diego 619-322-6284 Please see display ad on the next page

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Counseling Services Also see the “Psychotherapy, Holistic” section and the “Life Coaching, Holistic” section.

Polly Stevenson Hewson, M.A.

European-trained Psychotherapist provides Individual, Family, & Couples Therapy www.psychotherapy-coaching.com LMFT# 41211 858-829-4660 Please see display ad on page 155

Kathleen Rick, BMS, MA, ACHT Intuitive Counseling & Energy Psychology Hypnotherapy, Holistic Therapies, Coaching 3940 Hancock Street, Suite 201 San Diego 619-523-4690

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Counseling Services Compassionate care for Residents with dementia

Dementia Sunshine Care Alzheimers/ Dementia Homes

Safe and secured environment with walking paths through flower fields. Over 100 activities each month utilizing our natural campus.

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Personalized care & the comforts of home. Fruits & vegetables from our organically farmed fields, orchards & greenhouse are used in our healthy menu. www.sunshinecare.com Poway 858-674-1255 ext 202 Please see display ad on this page

Dentistry: Holistic & Mercury Free Holistic dentistry may include innovative treatment options such as dental acupuncture, homeopathy, and mercury-free fillings.

George Hashim, D.D.S.

Whole Health Dentistry Since 1979

Transformational Counseling ***Protect Your Smile***

Authentic, Compassionate Counseling A Precious Natural Resource for Couples, Individuals & Group Therapy www.hashimdent.com www.transformational-counseling.com 1001 E. Vista Way, Suite 2 2 Locations 858-353-2070 Vista 760-724-9010 Please see display ad on page 81 Please see display ad on page 88

Craniosacral Therapy

Helix Dental Care

Dr. Mandel has been practicing holistic dentistry for over 30 years. Call for a free Lumineer or Invisalign Consultation. Crowns Done in One Visit. Homeopathic Products used. Synchronicity Health Centre www.helixdentalcare.com Light touch balancing treatment, great 3835 Avocado Blvd., #220 for depression, migraines, headaches, La Mesa 619-660-0022 back and neck pain, ADHD and more. Please see display ad on page 85 www.synchronicityhc.com Encinitas 760-230-5400 This section continues... Please see display ad on page 145 A gentle hands on method of enhancing the function of the central nervous system. It has been used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches and TMJ.

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ome basic principles of holistic dentistry include: nutritional counseling for the prevention and reversal of degenerative dental disease; avoidance and elimination of toxins from dental materials; prevention and treatment of bite problems; and prevention and treatment of gum disease at its biological basis. The holistic dentist is environmentally conscious in terms of both the office and the treatment procedures and often works together with other holistic health care professionals.

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The premiere office in San Diego for safe removal of toxic mercury •

Dr. Grant Layton & Dr. Chris Layton

Dr. Layton has built his office around the safest environment for the patient, most notably with mercury removal. Conservative treatment is our goal. We prefer to replace the mercury only, preserving as much of the natural tooth enamel and structure as possible with biocompatible natural looking materials. A healthy mouth affects the whole body. At Layton Dental, you can expect very personal, caring treatment from start to finish.

LAYTONDENTAL.COM Visit our website to learn more or call for a no obligation personal visit. You are always welcome at Layton Dental.

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HELIX DENTAL CARE Dr. Ben Mandel � Practicing holistic dentistry for over 30 years � Homeopathic products used � Implants to Replace Missing Teeth � All dental units run on germ free distilled water � Digital x-rays with 96% less radiation than

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Safe Removal of Mercury Fillings We do not charge a separate fee for the removal of mercury fillings. We only charge for the final restoration.

Come in for a Free Imaging to see how you would look with Lumineers FREE Lumineer or Invisalign Consultation. For over 25 years, Dr. Mandel has been restoring dark, broken, crowded teeth, without shots or drilling, using Lumineers by Cerinate Labs.

Voted top dentist by his peers in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010

619-660-0022 www.helixdentalcare.com 3835 Avocado Blvd. #220 / La Mesa, CA 91941 Located in the Rancho San Diego Professional Center on Avocado Blvd and Calle Verde, directly behind Mission Federal Credit Union and near the new Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.

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Stephen A. Lawrence, D.D.S., Inc. Environmentally Conscious and Mercury-Free Dentistry www.WellnessDentalCare.com 785 Grand Ave., Ste 206 Carlsbad 760-729-9050 Please see display ad on page 87

Layton Dental

The Premier Office in San Diego for the safe removal of toxic mercury & we use the most biocompatible materials. www.laytondental.com 285 N. El Camino Real, Suite 102 Encinitas 760-753-7700 Please see display ad on page 84

Carey O’Rielly, D.D.S.

Green, Non Toxic, Metal Free, Cosmetic Implant Team, TMJ, Natural Gum Care www.myholisticdentist.com Jeffry S. Kerbs DDS 4403 Manchester, Suite 206-B Non-Surgical Laser & Metal-free Dentistry Encinitas 760-632-1304 Loma Linda University Graduate 1983 Please see display ad on page 86 www.drjkerbs.com 240 S. Hickory Suite 207 Escondido 760-746-3663 Please see display ad on the next page

Detoxification & Cleansing

La Jolla Center for Holistic Dentistry

Detoxification consists of cleansing the body of toxins and chemicals in order to boost overall health.

Specialized in Ozone Therapy for Infected Root Canal, Cavitation, Colon Hydrotherapy Services Decay, Gum. IAOMT Amalgam Removal Located in the office of James Novak, MD www.toxinfreesmile.com 858-459-5445 (holistic medical doctor). Cleansing Please see display ad on the next page and Detoxification Programs. www.NaturalHydro.com Ask for Carol 619-667-3600

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The health of your mouth affects the health of your entire body.

The art of creating beautiful smiles Jeffry S. Kerbs, D.D.S.

Loma Linda University Graduate 1983

240 S. Hickory, Ste. 207 Escondido, CA 92025

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(760) 746-3663

Let us help you bring your mouth to optimum health and beauty through non-surgical laser gum therapy and metal-free dentistry. We are a small private office with emphasis on comfort, personal attention, and restoring the natural beauty of your teeth. We practice conservative replacement of mercury-containing fillings, keeping the maximum amount of your natural teeth intact and strengthening them with biocompatible materials. Your visit to the dentist does not need to be a stressful one. Please ask us about our extensive comfort menu to make sure your visit is as stress-free as possible. We also offer digital X-rays, using 90% less radiation.

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Cove Wellness, Detox Spa of La Jolla

Liver, Lymphatic & Colon Therapy. Candida & Heavy Metal Detox www.detoxspaoflajolla.com 17 Years in La Jolla 858-551-9228 Please see display ad on page 78

HealthForce Nutritionals

“Nutrition the Way Nature Intended� 100% raw, vegan, whole-food supplements Hard-core, high-potency superfoods www.healthforce.com 760-747-8822 Please see display ad on page 98

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Doors

Doors Please see the “Green Home & Building” section

Doulas Please see the “Natural Childbirth” section

Drycleaners -Eco-friendly The standard solvent used in conventional drycleaning is perchloroethylene (or perc). Perc is a known central nervous system depressant and probable human cancer causing chemical that is listed as a hazardous air pollutant by the EPA. The drycleaners listed here do not use perchloroethylene. They instead utilize safer, less-toxic alternatives such as liquid CO2 and/or “wet cleaning”.

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Eco-Consultants Green Irene - Nancy Coker

Green Home and Office Makeovers www.MakeGreenChanges.com San Diego County 760-758-1236 Please see display ad on this page

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Environmental Organizations I Love a Clean San Diego

Education

Recycling hotline & household hazardous waste hotline: 800-237-BLUE Also see the “Children & Babies” section to find a school for your child. See the “Schools, Colleges & Training Programs” section to find natural health programs.

Sanderling Waldorf School

Schooling the Head, Hands, and Heart www.sanderlingschool.org Encinitas 760-635-3747 Please see display ad on page 68

Pro Peninsula

Conserving the unique natural environment of the Baja California Peninsula. www.propeninsula.org San Diego 619-574-6643

San Diego Audubon Society

San Diego 619-682-7200 www.sandiegoaudubon.org

The Waldorf School of San Diego San Diego Chapter California Native Plant Society A developmentally appropriate

curriculum rich in hands-on experience. Lectures, newsletters, and field-trips. www.cnpssd.org Pre-K through High School. 94% of Waldorf graduates go on to college! www.waldorfsandiego.org Admissions 619-280-8016 x 305 San Diego Coast Keeper Protecting our local bodies of water. Please see display ad on pages 1 & 69 www.sdcoastkeeper.org San Diego 619-758-7743

Environmental Organizations

San Diego EarthWorks

Also see “Wildlife Rescue” Promote a sustainable society and engage in your community through contributions of time and money to local environmental organizations. Find an organization whose goals match your passion and get involved!

Eco-Life Foundation

Dedicated to the belief that humans and nature can ultimately co-habitate on our delicate planet. www.ecolifefoundation.org Escondido, CA 760-740-1346

Creating a clean, healthy, prosperous future. www.earthdayweb.org San Diego 858-272-7370 Please see display ad on page 13

Sierra Club

San Diego Chapter 858-569-6005 www.sandiego.sierraclub.org

Surfrider Foundation

San Diego Chapter Dedicated to protecting oceans & beaches www.surfridersd.org 858-792-9940

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Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets Every week in most areas of San Diego, a street becomes alive with colorful flowers, glistening fruits and vegetables, herbs, farm fresh eggs, free tastings and gourmet food, all grown and produced locally. Going to a farmers market and meeting the person who planted, grew and harvested the food you will eat is a special experience. Shopping at your local farmers market helps to keep small family farms in existence. When you purchase food from a Farmers Market, more of the proceeds will also go directly to the farmer as it eliminates the middle man. It is also an enjoyable way to get some exercise, stimulate your senses, meet other members of your community, and support local farmers. Make it a weekly ritual and don’t forget to bring along a large canvas shopping bag! Also see the CSA section of the Natural Guide for Community Supported Agriculture programs in your area, as well as the Farms, Organic section.

Bonsall

City Heights

Carlsbad

Coronado

Sundays: 9:30am to 1:30pm 5256 S. Mission Rd, Cross Street is Hwy 76 Phone: 208-553-4700

Wednesdays: 1 to 5pm Saturdays: 1 to 5pm On Roosevelt St. between Carlsbad Village Dr. and Grand Ave. Phone: 760-687-6453

Chula Vista

Thursdays: 3 to 7pm Center St. between 3rd and Church Phone: 619-422-1982

Chula Vista-Otay Ranch

Tuesdays: 4 to 8pm 2015 Birch Rd. and Eastlake Blvd. Phone: 619-656-1393 ext.1030

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Saturdays: 9am to 1pm Wightman St. between Fairmont and 43 St. Phone: 760-751-4193

Tuesdays: 2:30 to 6pm Old Ferry Landing at 1201 First St. Phone: 760-741-3763

Del Mar

Saturdays: 1 to 4pm 1050 Camino Del Mar (Between 10th & 11th Streets) Phone: 760-727-1471

East Village

Saturdays: 8am to 3pm 8th Ave between Market and G St. 619-232-1480

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Encinitas/Leucadia

Sundays: 10am to 2pm at the Paul Ecke Elementary School at 185 Union St. off Vulcan Phone: 858-272-7054

Escondido

Tuesdays: 3:30pm - 7pm Grand Ave. between Juniper and Kalmia St. Phone: 760-745-8877

Fallbrook

Fridays: 10am to 2pm 102 S. Main St. (Village Square on the corner of Main and Alverado) Sundays: 11am - 3pm 123 S. Mail (Parking Lot of Caffe Primo) Phone: 760-390-9726

Gaslamp - Third Ave. Sundays: 9am to 1pm at Third Ave. and J St. Phone: 619-279-0032

Hillcrest

Horton Square

Thursdays: 11am to 3pm (March to mid-October) Downtown at 225 Broadway Phone: 760-741-3763

Julian

Sundays: 11am - 3pm Located between The Bead Shop and the Wynola Farms Marketplace 4470 Hwy 78 Phone: 760-885-8364

Farmers Markets

Encinitas

La Jolla

Sundays: 9am to 1pm La Jolla Elementary 7300 Block of Girard Ave. Phone: 858-454-1699

Lakeside

Thursdays: 2pm to 6pm Lindo Lake County Park 9841 Vine St. Phone: 760-745-3023

La Mesa

Fridays: 3 to 6pm 8300 Block of Allison Ave. Phone: 619-440-5027

Little Italy Mercato

Sundays: 9am to 2pm Normal St. and Lincoln Ave. Phone: 619-237-1632

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Mira Mesa

Old Town

Mission Valley

Pacific Beach

Tuesdays: 3pm to 7pm Mira Mesa High School 10510 Reagan Rd. Phone: 858-272-7054 Fridays: 3pm to 7pm Mission Valley Mall - East Parking Lot off Camino del Este between Camino de la Reina and Camino del Rio N. Phone: 619-795-3363 Please see display ad above

North Park

Thursdays: 3pm to Sunset - Spring/Summer 2pm to Sunset - Fall/Winter In the CVS Pharmacy parking lot at University and 32nd St. Phone: 619-237-1632

Ocean Beach

Wednesdays: 4 to 7pm (Jan - Mar) and 5 to 8pm (Apr - Dec) 4900 Block of Newport Ave. Phone: 619-279-0032

Oceanside

Thursdays: 9am to 1pm Pier View Way and Coast Hwy. Phone: 619-440-5027

Fridays: 10am to 2 pm Old Town San Diego Historic Park Fiesta de Reyes 2754 Calhoun St Phone: 619-840-5579 Saturdays: 8am to noon at Promenade Mall at Mission Blvd. Between Reed and PaciďŹ c Beach Dr. Phone: 760-741-3763

Point Loma

Sundays: 9:30am to 2:30pm 2748 Decature Rd. at Liberty Station 619-795-3363

Poway

Saturdays: 8:00am to 11:30am Old Poway Park at the corner of Midland Road and Temple 14134 Midland Rd. Phone: 619-440-5027

Ramona

Saturdays: 8:30am to 12:30pm 626 E. St. Collier County Park Phone: 760-788-1924

Rancho Bernardo Oceanside Sunset Market Thursdays: 5 to 9pm (Apr - Dec) 4 to 8pm (Jan - Mar) At Tremont and Pier View Way Phone: 760-967-7915

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San Marcos

Valley Center

Santee

Vista

Wednesdays: 3pm to 7pm Abandoned School Parking Lot 10445 Mission Gorge Rd. Phone: 619-449-8427

Scripps Ranch

Saturdays: 9am to 1pm Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School at 10380 Spring Canyon Rd. Phone: 858-586-7933

Solana Beach

Sundays: 1am to 5pm South Cedros Ave. at Rosa St. Phone: 858-755-0444

Thursdays: 2:00 - 6pm Valley Center Community Center 28246 Lilac Rd Phone: 760-745-3023

Saturdays: 7:45am to 11am County Courthouse at 325 S. Melrose Dr. Phone: 760-945-7425

Farmers Markets

Wednesdays: 3pm to 7pm 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. Parking Lot B Phone: 760-751-4193

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.” -Anne Frank

UCSD

Tuesdays: 10am to 2pm Closed 3rd week of June - 3rd week of Sept and 2nd week of Dec - 1st week of Jan. Sept. through June at the UCSD Price Ctr. Phone: 858-534-4248

USD

Tu Mercado Wednesdays: 11am to 2pm 5998 Alcalá Park

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Farms, Organic

Farms, Organic

Fitness & Exercise

Also see the “Community Supported Agriculture” section.

Also see the “Yoga” section

Be Wise Ranch

A certified organic farm that has been growing organic produce for wholesale and local sales. www.bewiseranch.com For CSA info call: 760-746-6006

Seabreeze Organic Farm

Growing for San Diego since 1988 Vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, eggs and more delivered to your home weekly. www.seabreezed.com San Diego 858-481-0209 Please see display ad on page 80

Feng Shui Energy Works Healing

Feng Shui your home/business: Enhance Career, Relationships, Health & Wealth! Free phone consultation. All San Diego www.energyworkshealing.com 760-846-0289 Please see display ad on page 120

Exercising on a regular basis reduces the risk of many diseases and helps to build and maintain healthy muscles, bones, and joints. It also improves psychological well-being.

Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness Center

Climbing ~ Bouldering ~ Yoga ~ Fitness Climbing higher is just the beginning... 10110 Mesa Rim Rd., San Diego 92121 www.MesaRim.com 858-348-4593 Please see display ad on page 97

Play It Again Sports

Cash NOT Trash We buy and sell new and used sports & fitness equipment. Visit our 2 Locations: Pacific Beach 858-490-0222 -1401 Garnet Ave. La Mesa 619-667-9499 -7006 University Ave. www.playitagainsportssd.com Please see display ad on page 173

Flooring See the Green Home & Building section

Flowers, Organic Buy organic flowers that are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Seabreeze Organic Farm

Growing for San Diego since 1988 Vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, eggs and more delivered to your home weekly. www.seabreezed.com San Diego 858-481-0209 Please see display ad on page 80

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Food Co-ops

Food Co-ops See the “Natural Food Stores” section

Food, Organic Also see the “Natural Food Stores” section

Jaffe Bros. Natural Foods

The Source for Raw, Untreated, Organically Grown Foods Since 1948. www.organicfruitsandnuts.com 28560 Lilac Rd, Valley Center 760-749-1133 Please see display ad on page 6

Gertrude & Bronner’s Magic ALPSNACK™ Hemp Nuts, Almonds & Fruits Organic, Gluten-Free & Vegan www.DrBronner.com

WYNOLA FARMS MARKETPLACE

Shopping for a new computer? Consider a laptop. Laptops use 50% of the energy used by a typical PC when plugged in and just 1% of the energy when running on batteries.

Julian’s premier destination for local wine, beer and hard cider tasting, unique shops, local art, Farmers’ Market 4470 Hwy. 78 760-885-8364

Food Supplements See the “Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements” section

HealthForce Nutritionals

“Nutrition the Way Nature Intended” 100% raw, vegan, whole-food supplements Hard-core, high-potency superfoods www.healthforce.com 760-747-8822 Please see display ad on this page

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Furniture & Home Decor

Footwear All Vegan

shoes, chocolates and other necessities 4669 Park Blvd.www.allveganshopping.com University Heights 619-299-4669

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SPLAFF INC.

Footwear, bags, belts, yoga props & accessories made from natural hemp fabrics, recycled tires, and used bicycle inner tubes. Vegan, cruelty-free, and 100% environmental. www.splaff.com 619-221-9199 Please see display ad on page 76

Furniture & Home Decor Furniture made from sustainably harvested woods and salvaged materials are beautiful, unique and ecologically responsible. Purchase locally made or fair trade furniture and accessories that use the least toxic and water-based ďŹ nishes and natural or organic cushioning and fabrics.

AFM Safecoat Safe Seal

A clear sealer designed to aid in blocking toxic outgassing from processed wood such as particle board, plywood, etc. www.coloramapaint.com 5261 Linda Vista Rd. 619-297-4421 Please see display ad on page 113

AL DAVIS FURNITURE

American-Made Solid Wood Furniture Order From Factory, Chemical-Free 1601 University Avenue in Hillcrest www.GentleHome.com 619-296-1221 Please see display ad on page 59

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Gardening & Landscaping

Gardening & Landscaping Supplies & Services

Organic Gardening & Non-Toxic Pest Control • Native Plants • Xeriscaping • Permaculture • Composting • Healthy Soils Gardening & Landscaping What you put into your garden winds up in the environment. Commit to environmentally friendly gardening practices and materials. Consider using some of the many beautiful native plants that have low water needs. Hire gardeners and landscape services that are committed to using organic materials and natural techniques.

Backyard Wildlife Habitat

A National Wildlife Federation Program sdstewards@yahoo.com www.sandiegohabitatstewards.org

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Coastal Sage Gardening

We Design, Install, and Maintain Environmentally Friendly Gardens. www.coastalsage.com 3685 Voltaire St., SD 619-223-5229 Please see display ad on page 102

Eco-Greenscape – Landscape Contractors

Beautiful Eco-Friendly Installations Visit: www.EcoGreenscape.com or call us at: 1-866-491-2656

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www.hgediblelandscapes.com

Environmental Services

Run by The City of San Diego Environmental Services Department, Miramar Greenery offers free pasteurized mulch. Call 858-492-6100

Full Moon Farms

Organic herb & vegetable gardening Raised bed, patio & container gardens www.fullmoonfarmsgardens.com Encinitas 760-519-9362 Please see display ad on page 103

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Let us design and install your edible yard!


Gardening & Landscaping

Gardening & Landscaping Continued... HG Edible Landscapes

It’s easy & affordable to add organic food plants to your urban yard in both winter and summer crops + fruit trees. Let us show you how to save money on groceries & take control of your food! www.hgediblelandscapes.com Call for a FREE quote 760-602-7978 Please see display ad on page 101

IGS Hydroponics and Organics

Innovative Growing Solutions Inc. Sustainable Agriculture, Organics 5060 Santa Fe Street Suite D San Diego CA 92109 858-578-4477 Please see display ad on page 101

Pest Control Master Gardeners

858-694-2860

Pro Grow Organics

Eat from your own organic vegetable garden. We build and keep your garden lush all year round. www.progroworganics.com 760-479-0638 Please see display ad on the next page

Glorious Gardens Landscape Design, Installation, Garden Art, Plants, Xeriscape Specialists. www.agloriousgarden.com 1-888-4-xeriscape (1-888-493-7472) Please see display ad on this page

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Eat from your own Organic Vegetable Garden. Pro Grow offers several garden packages complete with automatic watering systems. Pro Grow will continue support after installation for years of growing fun. So, what are you waiting for? Get growing with Pro Grow Organics, we can help you have a very successful gardening experience.

www.ProGrowOrganics.com

Gardening

Lectures, newsletters, field-trips, and native plant horticulture www.cnpssd.org 916-447-2677

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Vegetable & Herb Gardening Service

San Diego Horticultural Society

Meetings, newsletters, events, education. www.sdhortsoc.org San Diego 760-295-7089

Raised bed gardens Creative patio & small area gardens Unique potting solutions Organic soil, fertilizer & pest control Maintenance services available

www.fullmoonfarmsgardens.com 760-519-9362 En ci n i t as

San Diego Master Composters Encinitas

Silent Gardening

760-436-7986

Gardens, Public Quail Botanical Gardens

Earth-Friendly, full-service, major cleaning, weeding, tree trimming, hauling of all kinds A Rating with Better Business Bureau ??? Who Loves You ??? Your Mother & Mother Earth San Diego 619-300-7285

230 Quail Gardens Drive www.qbgardens.com Encinitas 760-436-3036

Water Conservation Garden

Free Admission • Five Acres of Displays Children’s Discovery Trail www.TheGarden.org El Cajon 619-660-0614

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General Stores

San Diego

Natural Guide “The best place to find everything healthy, natural and earth friendly in San Diego”.

To include your business in the next issue, call us at 760-489-8999.

www.SanDiegoNaturalGuide.com

General Stores -Environmental Ecotopiia

Your Source For Earth-Friendly Clothing, Gifts & Goods 543 South Coast Highway 101 Encinitas 760-753-7420 Please see display ad on inside back cover and page 77

WYNOLA FARMS MARKETPLACE

Gift Ideas Imagine how good it will feel to give eco-friendly, recycled, educational and fair trade gifts that have been created without negative impact on the earth.

Weeping Buffalo Native Arts

An Eclectic Array of Plains Indian Native Art. Tuesdays at Alpine Farmers Market or 43355 Old Hwy 80 & in Downtown Jacumba www.WeepingBuffaloNativeArts.com 619-766-3482 or 619-647-1926 Please see display ad on page 54

Graphic Design Julian’s premier destination for local wine, beer and hard cider tasting, unique shops, local art, Farmers’ Market Spirit Graphics & Printing, Inc. 4470 Hwy. 78 760-885-8364 A Triple Certified Eco-Friendly Award Winning Company. Family Owned & Operated Since 1983 www.sgink.net 619-216-0505 Please see display ad on page 7

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Green Home & Building Design, Construction & Remodeling

Green Home & Building Section Also see these related categories within the main directory: Air Purification; Appliances; Beds & Bedding; Furniture & Home Decor; Pest Control; Termite Control; and Water Purification.

Adhesives & Glues

Architects -Sustainable Design Sustainable architecture, also known as “green architecture” or “green building,” is an approach to architectural design that emphasizes the place of buildings within both local ecosystems and the global environment. It seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space.

Lynn Froeschle, AIA, Architects Green Building Consultations.

AFM Safecoat 3 in 1 Adhesive Creating green built environments Adhesive for floor & counter tiles, also great as a carpet adhesive. www.coloramapaint.com 5261 Linda Vista Rd. 619-297-4421 Please see display ad on page 113

in harmony with lifestyles and nature. San Diego 858-571-2858

Hauck Architecture & Interior Design

Sustainable design, increased efficiency, decreased environmental impact www.hauckarchitecture.com San Diego 858-384-7795 Please see display ad on page 106

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Green Home & Building

Green homes and buildings are created or remodeled with the health of the inhabitants and the environment in mind. The materials used are as non-toxic and sustainable as possible.


Green Home & Building

Builders & Building Consultants Also see these sections: “Architects”; “Cob Building”; and “Straw Bale Building” Consider how your building project may impact your health and the environment, and select builders and consultants who share your commitment to using products that are the least harmful to you and the planet.

EcoArtisan Builders

Healthy Homes, Consciously Crafted Remodeling, additions, kitchens & baths new homes, consulting. Check out website sandiegogreenbuilder.com lic.# 882970 markletizia@mac.com 858-569-0415 Please see display ad on this page and page 7

ECO REMODELS, INC.

Providing a superior service, with ecological aim at an economical price. 4732 Long Branch Ave., San Diego EcoRemodels.com 619-889-9367 Please see display ad on the next page

Carpentry & Woodworking Architects Continued... Colorama Paints & Supply, Inc. Hubbell & Hubbell -Artists & Architects

Ecological, nature-inspired designs & green consulting. 1970 6th Ave. www.hubbellandhubbell.com San Diego 619-231-0446

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*AFM Naturals: Organic plant based penetrating oil for new & existing wood. *FUHR Waterborne Stains & Finishes www.coloramapaint.com 5261 Linda Vista Rd. 619-297-4421 Please see display ad on page 113

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Carpet & Floor Coverings Green Home & Building

If you decide to use carpeting, avoid toxic synthetic materials which can release harmful chemicals into your home. Healthier choices include natural fibers such as sisal, jute, hemp and wool. There is also the option of “carpet tiles” which enable you to switch out small sections of carpeting that get damaged or worn, instead of having to replace a large single piece.

AFM Safechoice Carpet Seal

Designed to prevent & reduce the outgassing of harmful chemicals found in carpet fibers, backing & adhesives. www.coloramapaint.com 5261 Linda Vista Rd. 619-297-4421 Please see display ad on page 113

Geneva Flooring

We care about your project and we care about the planet! Hardwood, bamboo, cork, laminate. DIY Help. Family Owned genevaflooring.com 9360 Activity Rd San Diego 858-547-8069

Don’t waste energy heating or cooling rooms you rarely use. Minimize the airflow and keep doors to unused rooms closed.

Please see display ad on page 109

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Caulking & Grout

“VOC”

stands for Volatile Organic Compound. That “new car smell” and “new carpet smell” are caused by the outgassing of VOCs from the synthetic chemicals used to manufacture those products. VOCs are found in many types of products including paint, furniture, synthetic mattresses, commercially drycleaned clothing, etc. Many VOCs are known or suspected of having direct toxic effects on humans. One type of VOC is Formaldehyde, a potent carcinogen commonly used in pressed wood products like particle board. It is a wise idea to reduce your exposure to these toxic chemicals by choosing natural and low- or non-toxic products that emit fewer harmful substances.

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AFM Safecoat Caulking Compound and Safecoat Grout Sealer www.coloramapaint.com 5261 Linda Vista Rd. 619-297-4421 Please see display ad on page 113

Doors Window Solutions

Lower your energy bills with Energy Efficient Low E glass windows and doors. www.sdwinsol.com 10054 Prospect Ave., Suite D North County SD 760-432-8046 San Diego 619-258-0515 Please see display ad on page 118

Driveway & Asphalt AFM Safecoat Dynoseal Driveway Sealer

Helps reduce the offgassing & offensive smells generated by new asphalt, while preserving and renewing existing asphalt surfaces. www.coloramapaint.com 5261 Linda Vista Rd. 619-297-4421 Please see display ad on page 113

Eco-Consultants Please see the “Eco-Consultants” section within the main directory

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Flooring Also see “Carpet & Floor Coverings” within this Green Home & Building section Sustainably harvested bamboo or cork, certified or reclaimed hardwoods, natural linoleum, recycled glass tiles, and salvaged tile and stone are among the many environmentally friendly flooring options. Be sure to use the least toxic or natural finishes on your floors.

AFM Naturals

A beautiful, clear, durable, natural & moisture resistant solution for finishing wood and bamboo flooring. www.coloramapaint.com 5261 Linda Vista Rd. 619-297-4421 Please see display ad on page 113

BOB SCHRAER & ASSOCIATES FLOORING & WINDOW COVERINGS

Non-toxic Carpet & Pad, Renewable Bamboo Hardwood Flooring, Natural Marmoleum Marmoleum “Click”, Unique Cork Flooring. Call Bob for a free (local) estimate. bsaflooring@gmail.com 619-980-0358 Please see display ad on page 107

Geneva Flooring

We care about your project and we care about the planet! Hardwood, bamboo, cork, laminate. DIY Help. Family Owned genevaflooring.com 9360 Activity Rd San Diego 858-547-8069 Please see display ad above

AL DAVIS FURNITURE & FLOORING

Natural, Chemical-Free Carpet & Pad Eco-Friendly Bamboo & Wood Flooring 1601 University Avenue in Hillcrest www.GentleHome.com 619-296-1221 Please see display ad on page 59

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Greener Rhythms Your San Diego Source For Environmentally Responsible, & Health Conscious Home Improvement Services. Carpentry*Cabinetry*Doors*Floors* Windows*Built-Ins*Decks*Paint

619-871-8842 License# 894958

www.GreenerRhythms.com

Insurance Encinitas Insurance Agency

San Diego’s Only Certified Green Insurance Agency - Allstate You’re in good hands.® www.AllstateAgencies.com/Scott Scott@allstate.com 760-942-5555 Please see display ad on page 125

Kitchen & Bath Design ECO REMODELS, INC.

Providing a superior service, with ecological aim at an economical price. 4732 Long Branch Ave., San Diego EcoRemodels.com 619-889-9367 Please see display ad on page 107

Organizers, Professional Bliss Interiors

Organize & Design with a Green Twist www.bliss-interiors.com 858-492-8506

Furniture Please see the “Furniture & Home Decor” section within the main directory

Home Improvement

Painters & Painting Services PaintGreen

Eco Friendly Painting Done Right Greener Rhythms Full Service Painting - Free Bids Healthy & Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Non Toxic & Low VOC Paint Sustainable Carpentry/Cabinetry, Floors, www.paintgreen.com 619-446-6983 Doors, Windows, Decks, Painting, Etc Please see display ad on this page www.GreenerRhythms.com 619-871-8842 Please see display ad above

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Green Home & Building Paints and Ladders

An Eco-Friendly Exterior & Interior Painting Company. No/Low VOC’S! Improve Air Quality inside your home! www.paintsandladders.com Serving San Diego County 858-356-5447 Please see display ad on page 8

Paints, Primers, Stains, and Finishes

AFM Naturals Paint

AFM Safecoat Naturals is an organic, plant-based coating that protects and beautifies your environment safely and naturally. www.afmsafecoat.com San Diego 619-297-4421 Please see display ad on this page

Colorama Paints & Supply, Inc.

Visit our “environmental” section for a whole line of Natural and Environmentally Safe Paint, Stains, and Cleaners. 5261 Linda Vista Rd. / San Diego www.coloramapaint.com 619-297-4421 Please see display ad on this page

Pool / Spa Heating See the “Solar Pool & Spa Heating” section.

Roofing AFM Safecoat DynoFlex Roof Guard

Water resistant, flexible, reflects UV light and can result in lowering the inside temperature by 10-20 degrees. www.coloramapaint.com 5261 Linda Vista Rd. 619-297-4421 Please see display ad above

Screens, Solar Window Magic Window Cleaning & Screen Services

Res. & Comm. Family Owned & Operated We Clean Windows, Solar Panels & Gutters “Since 1986” www.windowmagicinc.com Fax: 760-233-5949 Phone: 760-233-5909 Please see display ad on page 117

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When choosing paints and finishes, opt for low or no VOC paints that will not off gas toxic fumes into your environment.


Green Home & Building

Solar Energy Our country generates about 71% of its electricity from fossil fuels, and in the course of doing so, emits 10.3 million tons of sulfur dioxide, 2.4 billion tons of carbon dioxide and over 50 tons of mercury a year. These emissions are not only toxic to human health but they are the single largest contributor to global warming in the US. Solar is a clean (as in zero emissions), reliable, and renewable energy that is available to everyone in the world.

Natural Energy...

Your alternative energy provider

Eliminate or reduce your electric and gas bills with renewable energy ���������������������� ������������������������������� ������������������� ������������������������������

Solar Electricity: Full Photovoltaic Systems Cosmic Solar

Eliminate or lower your utility bills. Create your own energy & add value to your home. www.cosmicsolar.com Serving all of SD 760-443-6977 Please see display ad on this page

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groSolar

A national leader in solar power with more than 30 years of history serving CA homeowners. 800-GO-SOLAR www.groSolar.com 800-467-6527 Please see display ad on the next page

Milton Electric �������������������������������� (harness clean energy from the sun)

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Residential and Commercial Solar Electric www.milton-electric.com San Diego 619-276-2950 Please see display ad on the next page

(instant equity with financing options available)

Natural Energy - since 1977 www.cosmicsolar.com

760.443.6977

or email us at info@cosmicsolar.com CSLB #831831, C-10 and C-46 Solar

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Life. Powered by Solar. I love my family. I love saving money. I love my solar panels. Add value to your home, save money, and protect the environment.

Real Goods Solar (aka Carlson Solar)

Design & Install Turnkey Solar Electric Systems. Pioneers in the solar industry... Since 1978! www.realgoodssolar.com Free site evaluation 877-927-0782 Please see display ad on page 116

800.374.4494 groSolar.com

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Surf Road Solar Electric

Create your own solar power. Custom, pole mounted solar panels. For home or landscape lighting. Call Tom for free estimates 619-813-2806

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“In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments, -there are consequences.” -Robert G. Ingersoll

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Solar Power Systems for your home for as little as $1000 with SunRun Financing


Green Home & Building

Solar Pool & Spa Heating Natural Energy - since 1977

Solar Pool Heating ~ Solar Hot Water Solar Electric / Photovoltaic Commercial and Residential www.NaturalEnergyUSA.com Call 1-800-576-7657 Please see display ad on pages 9 and 114

Solar Water Heating Please also see the “Water Heating - Tankless� section

Butler Sun Solutions, Inc.

Solarize your tank & save $ from Day 1! Rebate, Tax Credit, Free Estimate! www.butlersunsolutions.com In Solana Beach Since 2003: 858-259-8895 Please see display ad on this page

Straw Bale Building Straw bale building is a sustainable building method that uses straw bales to construct anything from a shed to a family home.

To include your business on our website or in the next issue call us at 760-489-8999

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Hubbell & Hubbell -Artists & Architects

Ecological, nature-inspired designs & green consulting. 1970 6th Ave. www.hubbellandhubbell.com San Diego 619-231-0446

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Tile & Stone Recycled glass tiles and salvaged tile and stone are among the eco-friendly choices.

AFM Safecoat 3 in 1 Adhesive

Adhesive for floor & counter tiles, also great as a carpet adhesive. www.coloramapaint.com 5261 Linda Vista Rd. 619-297-4421

Water Heating, Tankless & Solar Please also see the “Solar Water Heating ” section

Butler Sun Solutions, Inc.

Solarize your tank & save $ from Day 1! Rebate, Tax Credit, Free Estimate! www.butlersunsolutions.com In Solana Beach Since 2003: 858-259-8895 Please see display ad on page 116

groSolar

A national leader in solar power with more than 30 years of history serving CA homeowners. 800-GO-SOLAR www.groSolar.com 800-467-6527 Please see display ad on page 115

Natural Energy - since 1977

Solar Pool Heating ~ Solar Hot Water Solar Electric / Photovoltaic Commercial and Residential www.NaturalEnergyUSA.com Call 1-800-576-7657 Please see display ad on page 9 and 114

Water: Purified & Purification Systems Please see the “Water: Purified & Purification” section within the main directory

Window Cleaning Window Magic Window Cleaning & Screen Services

Res. & Comm. Family Owned & Operated We Clean Windows, Solar Panels & Gutters “Since 1986” www.windowmagicinc.com Fax: 760-233-5949 Phone: 760-233-5909 Please see display ad above

What is the good of having a nice house without a decent planet to put it on? - Henry David Thoreau

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WINDOW SOLUTIONS “Lower your energy bills with Energy Efficient Low E glass windows and doors” ☼ Conserves energy costs ☼ Protects from UV RAYS ☼ Energy Star windows and doors

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Deciding Where to Live The next time you move, consider the location of your new home. Ideally you would be able to walk or at least live close to where you shop, work, and recreate. Easy access to safe bike paths and public transportation is also desirable.

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Windows Window Solutions

Lower your energy bills with Energy Efficient Low E glass windows and doors. www.sdwinsol.com 10054 Prospect Ave., Suite D North County SD 760-432-8046 San Diego 619-258-0515 Please see display ad above

Grocery Stores See “Natural Food Stores”

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H Hair Salons & Care -Organic A New Bellissima Day Spa

Schedule a complimentary consultation to meet our award winning stylists and colorists. We retail sulfate-free products for healthy hair. www.bellissima-spa.com 122 E. Grand Ave Escondido, 760-480-5668

Beverly Neeland’s Hello Curls Salon

Eco-Friendly, Curly Hair Expert www.HelloCurls.com Mission Valley 619-756-4396

Miessence Organic Hair Care

Pamper your hair with luxurious products designed for your hair type: Normal/Dry or Normal/Oily Shampoo, Conditioner, Clarifying Rinse, Protect B5 Hair Repair, and Styling Gel. www.Organicerb.com Or Call (Free Catalogue) 760-917-1347

Pamela Nigro Eco Studio Salon

Premier Organic Hairstylist & Colorist Organic haircolor, perms, & products www.pamelanigro.com 4111 Stephens St., San Diego 92103 San Diego 619-299-7717 Please see display ad above

Health & Healing Services Dr. Joseph Aiello ~ San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine Family and Natural Medicine www.drjosephaiello.com San Diego 619-670-8028 Please see display ad on page 120

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San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine

Your Path To Wellness

Joseph Aiello, D.O.

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www.drjosephaiello.com

 Family Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine  Rejenerative Joint Injections  Natural Weight Loss using HCG  Bioidentical Hormones  Pain Resolution

Health & Healing Services Continued Alternative Health & Healing Org.

Chakra Balancing Treatment Reiki Classes Fear, Guilt & Anger Release Therapy Marcela Alva - 760-846-0289

Achieve Your Peak Performance with a unique combination of professional coaching & the most advanced neurofeedback technology. Create a Life you Love! www.ahhorg.com Encinitas 760-633-3328 Please see display ad on page 121

Ayurvedic Integrated Wellness

Parmela Sawhney MD Holistic Medical Office & Massage Center www.ayurvedicintegrated.com 1222 1st St., Unit 6 Coronado, CA 92118 619-435-4488 Please see display ad on page 9

Energy Works Healing

Reduce Stress; heal body, mind & emotional distress: Reiki Energy Healing. www.energyworkshealing.com Solana Beach & Mira Mesa 760-846-0289 Please see display ad on this page

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San Marcos Acupuncture Clinic & Wellness Center

Acupuncture, Herbs, Holistic Medicine Pediatric, Women’s Health, Family Care Pain Management, Weight Loss, Nutrition Tuina-massage, Yoga, Tai-Chi, Qi-Gong www.SanMarcosAcupunctureCenter.com 1582 West San Marcos Blvd. Suite 101B San Marcos 760-891-0900 Please see display ad on page 51

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Health & Wellness Products Bernard Jensen International Iridology Charts, Books, CD’s, DVD’s Natural Supplements, Cleansing Supplies Iris Analysis and Health Seminars www.bernardjensen.com 760-471-9977 Please see display ad on page 16

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Hemp Products Ecotopiia

Your Source For Earth-Friendly

In-Liven Probiotic Superfood Clothing, Gifts & Goods

The result of over 20 years of research 543 South Coast Highway 101 Recolonizes your colon with the full Encinitas 760-753-7420 spectrum of Lactobacillus (friendly) bacteria. Please see display ad on inside back cover and Produced from Certified Organic Fruits & page 77 Vegetables and also contains live enzymes, vital amino acids, and essential nutrients. Shipped to you absolutely fresh: Herbs & Herbalists www.HealthyLifeProbiotics.com Or Call (Free Brochure): 760-917-1347 An herbalist is a professional who practices a Please see display ad on page 154

HealthForce Nutritionals

holistic system of medicine using the healing properties of medicinal plants.

Myra Thompson-Bull, LAc

“Nutrition the Way Nature Intended” Herbs, acupuncture, massage, oriental medicine 100% raw, vegan, whole-food supplements myranjm@cox.net Alpine 619-445-3167 Hard-core, high-potency superfoods www.healthforce.com 760-747-8822 Please see display ad on page 98

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Holistic Health Care Centers

Natural Solutions For Perfect Health Antioxidants, Digestion, Stress & more www.mapi.com Call For A Free Catalog 1-800-255-8332

North County Naturopathic Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy Health Care

We are a full service Pharmacy, filling Effective Natural Treatments For All Ages your Rx and natural remedy needs. www.DrJonDunn.com www.pharmaca.com Encinitas 760-632-1665 La Jolla 858-454-1337 Please see display ad on page 145 Please see display ad on page 153

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Home-Based Business & Income Opportunities San Marcos Acupuncture Clinic ReproductiveWellness.com INFERTILITY - “HAVE YOU TRIED & Wellness Center

Acupuncture, Herbs, Holistic Medicine I.V.F. & FAILED? Pediatric, Women’s Health, Family Care We may be able to help you, naturally! Pain Management, Weight Loss, Nutrition ReproductiveWellness.com 619-4HEALTH (443-2584) Tuina-massage, Yoga, Tai-Chi, Qi-Gong www.SanMarcosAcupunctureCenter.com 1582 West San Marcos Blvd. Suite 101B San Marcos 760-891-0900 Home & Building Please see display ad on page 51

Holistic Health Practitioners (HHPs) A Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) is certified in various wellness modalities that focus on natural remedies designed to restore balance to the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of an individual.

Please see the GREEN HOME & BUILDING section starting on page 105

Home Decor Please see the “Furniture and Home Decor” Section

Ayurvedic Integrated Wellness

Home Improvement Parmela Sawhney MD Holistic Medical Office & Massage Center Please see the “Green Home & www.ayurvedicintegrated.com Building” section 1222 1st St., Unit 6 Coronado, CA 92118 619-435-4488 Please see display ad on page 9

Holistic Medicine The philosophy of holistic medicine considers the whole person, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects.

Home-Based Business & Income Opportunities Please see the “Business and Income Opportunities” section

Ayurvedic Integrated Wellness

Parmela Sawhney MD Holistic Medical Office & Massage Center www.ayurvedicintegrated.com 1222 1st St., Unit 6 Coronado, CA 92118 619-435-4488 Please see display ad on page 9

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Homeopathy Homeopathic Pharmacy 619-501-7968

Single remedies, kits, cell salts, nosodes, Gurudas flower & gem essences, workshops.

www.iandeorganics.com

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Special disposal is needed for items such as batteries, paint, motor oil, and any product with a label that reads: DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION, TOXIC, FLAMMABLE, CORROSIVE, etc. This includes many household cleaners. Call the I Love a Clean San Diego Household Hazardous Waste Hotline for information about how to safely dispose of specific items: 800-237-2583

Homeopathy Homeopathy stimulates the body’s own defense and immune processes through a system of healing based on the principle of similars. “Like cures like,” which means that a substance that can cause certain symptoms in a healthy person can cure similar symptoms in an unhealthy person.

I & E Organics Apothecary Elizabeth Hess, DiHom

Homeopathic Consultations On-line Homeopathic Pharmacy. Gurudas flower and gem essences. www.iandeorganics.com 619-501-7968 Please see display ad above

North County Naturopathic Health Care

Effective Natural Treatments For All Ages www.DrJonDunn.com Encinitas 760-632-1665 Please see display ad on page 145

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Hypnotherapy This technique uses hypnosis to help facilitate behavioral and emotional change, to treat stress, phobias, and to promote healing.

Kathleen Rick, BMS, MA, ACHT

Hypnotherapy, Holistic Therapies, Coaching Intuitive Counseling & Energy Psychology 3940 Hancock Street, Suite 201 San Diego 619-523 4690

Insurance Encinitas Insurance Agency

San Diego’s Only Certified Green Insurance Agency - Allstate You’re in good hands.® www.AllstateAgencies.com/Scott Scott@allstate.com 760-942-5555 Please see display ad on the next page

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Invitations & Announcements We can help you make sure your coverage is up-to-date. Call us today.

Encinitas Insurance Agency (760) 942-5555 148 N. El Camino Real Encinitas Scott@allstate.com CA Lic: 0686321

San Diego's only Certified Green Insurance Agency. Insurance subject to availability and qualifications. Allstate Insurance Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company, Northbrook, Illinois © 2009 Allstate Insurance Company.

I Integrative Medicine Physicians who practice integrative medicine take the “whole person” into consideration (body, mind and spirit), including all aspects of one’s lifestyle. Combined, these factors have an influence on health, wellness and disease. Both conventional and alternative therapies may be used, although there is an emphasis on natural, less invasive procedures whenever possible.

HealthWalk

A Holistic Integrative Wellness Center Thermography, Naturopathy, Functional Nutrition www.healthwalk.com North County Coastal 760-929-1520 Please see display ad on this page

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INSTITUTE FOR SPECIALIZED MEDICINE

Green Field Paper Company

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Traditional and alternative therapy for arthritis and autoimmune diseases 12865 Pointe Del Mar Way #130, Del Mar www.IFSMED.com 858-794-9192

Recycled Hemp & Handmade Plantable Papers. Invitations, Promotional Items & Journals www.greenfieldpaper.com San Diego 858-565-2585

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Juice, Juice Bars, & Smoothies

Massage doesn’t just feel good... it’s good for your body, mind, & soul. Research on the benefits of massage has been ongoing for more than 120 years.

Reported physical and mental benefits include: • Helping to lower blood pressure in people with hypertension •Increased blood circulation and lymph flow •Alleviation of migraine pain •Improved posture •Significant increase in white blood and natural killer cell activity, suggesting a benefit to the immune system. •Reduced stress and anxiety •Hastened and more complete recovery from injuries and exercise •A feeling of well-being and peace of mind. •Enhanced capacity for calm thinking and creativity Note: there are some conditions where massage is not recommended, including certain types of cancer and cardiac problems. Your practitioner should ask you about your specific health conditions and determine if massage is appropriate for you.

Juice, Juice Bars, & Smoothies Juice It Up

Smoothies, Fresh Squeezed Juices, Acai Bowls, Healthy Snacks, Organic Coffee 328 W. Valley Pkwy., Ste. 328 Escondido 760-796-4510

Swami’s Juice Bar

1163 S. Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas 760-944-0612

Landscaping & Maintenance Please see “Gardening & Landscaping”

Life Coaching, Holistic Life coaching provides empowering support for those ready to move forward and create their dreams in some area of life, including: career, personal/spiritual development, relationships and more.

Julie Freeman, MS, CLC

Coaching ~ Reiki ~ Matrix Energetics Open to the Possibilities www.ChoosePresence.com Encinitas 619-987-0533

Polly Stevenson Hewson, M.A.

Discover more meaning and purpose in your life with the guidance of a professional coach.www.psychotherapy-coaching.com LMFT# 41211 858-829-4660 Please see display ad on page 155

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Marketing & Graphic Design

Lymphatic Health & Therapy Lymphatic drainage is a therapeutic massage technique designed to influence the flow of lymphatic fluid, enabling the body to cleanse itself of trapped toxins and relieve water retention.

Cove Wellness, Detox Spa of La Jolla

Unsurpassed Liver, Lymphatic & Colon Therapies...Cellulite Reduction. www.detoxspaoflajolla.com 17 Years in La Jolla 858-551-9228 Please see display ad on page 78

In Rhythm

Caterina Leu, certiďŹ ed HHP, LLCC Massage, Biodynamic Bodywork and Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki and Lymphatic Drainage www.flaxseedpillows.com Del Mar 858-792-5494

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Linda Husar, CLT. Lymphedema Therapy in a caring environment www.sandiegolymphedema.com San Diego 619-670-8028 Please see display ad on page 120

Marketing & Graphic Design Spirit Graphics & Printing, Inc.

A Triple CertiďŹ ed Eco-Friendly Award Winning Company. Family Owned & Operated Since 1983 www.sgink.net 619-216-0505 Please see display ad on page 7

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Massage Therapy

Classic Massage Styles

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Massage Therapy Massage is a hands-on technique that has been shown to reduce the effects of stress and enhance feelings of relaxation and wellbeing through the reduction of cortisol. There are many different types of massage in which certified massage therapists may be trained.

Massage Therapists By Area:

Mobile/On-site Veronica A. Raggio Mobile Massage Service

Relieve stress, muscle tension, enhance immunity, improve circulation and joint flexibility. In Home Massage Service For Appointment 619-884-1040

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Metro / South Coastal Holistic Traditions Acupuncture and Massage Therapy Clinic

Therapeutic Massage, Cold Laser Therapy and All Natural Skin Care. www.holistictraditions.com 470 Nautilus St., Suite 201 La Jolla 858-551-1005

Authentic Contemporary Japanese Healing Center Established 2003

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ZEN Sanctuary

Acupuncture, Massage, Skincare. Complete Relaxation - All Natural - Peace of Mind & Body www.zensanctuary.com San Diego 619-269-9322 Please see display ad on this page

www.zensanctuary.com

(619) 269-9322 4183 Adams Avenue

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North County Coastal In Rhythm

Caterina Leu, certified HHP, LLCC Massage, Biodynamic Bodywork and Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki and Lymphatic Drainage www.flaxseedpillows.com Del Mar 858-792-5494 Please see display ad on page 127

North County Inland

Mattresses Please see the “Beds & Bedding” section

Meditation The practice of silencing the mind, which may include the use of mantras, observation of the breath, and allowing thoughts to just emerge and pass mindfully. Spiritual meditation is sometimes practiced to attain higher levels of consciousness.

Transcendental Meditation ® Program

Seibert Chiropractic & Massage Easy to learn and practice Available: deep tissue, myofascial release, and Swedish massage. 12344 Oak Knoll Rd. Ste. A Poway 858-679-3777

For health, creativity, intelligence, better grades and success. www.TM.org 760-943-0551 Please see display ad on page 6

Midwives Please see the “Natural Childbirth” section

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Nail Salons & Care

Music & Musicians Natural Harmony Creations

Singing uplifting songs. Sharing inspiring music. Singer/Songwriter/ Soloist/Standards Lynn Froeschle San Diego 858-571-2858

Nail Salons & Care Natural | Organic Nail Care

Worry-free spa pedicures & manicures using safer & healthier products. www.NaturalNailLady.com Poway 619-206-6446 Please see display ad on this page

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Reflexology & Natural Nails By Sabrina Cox

Pedicures & Manicures to pamper you with a therapeutic touch. 3910 Normal St., Suite C, Hillcrest www.feedthesole.com 619-316-5292 Please see display ad on this page

“To see a world in a grain of sand. And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour.” -William Blake

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Natural Childbirth & Reproductive Health

Natural Childbirth & Reproductive Health Pregnancy & Fertility Support

Also see the “Children & Babies” section

Home Birthing See the “Midwives” section on the next page

Childbirth Classes Babies in Bloom

Lactation Consultants Babies in Bloom

Education / consultation, weight checks 1988 Hacienda Drive, Vista, CA 92081 Private and group classes available 1988 Hacienda Drive, Vista, CA 92081 www.babies-in-bloom.com 760-940-BABY www.babies-in-bloom.com 760-940-BABY Please see display ad on page 65 Please see display ad on page 65

Womb Wisdom Birth Services

“Birthing From Within” Integrating intuitive & modern knowing. www.wombwisdombirth.com San Diego & Encinitas 619-886-9910

Fertility Support ReproductiveWellness.com

INFERTILITY - “HAVE YOU TRIED I.V.F. & FAILED? We may be able to help you, naturally! ReproductiveWellness.com 619-4HEALTH (443-2584)

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Maternity Clothing & Products Babies in Bloom

Nursing bras, breastpumps & more for mom 1988 Hacienda Drive, Vista, CA 92081 www.babies-in-bloom.com 760-940-BABY Please see display ad on page 65

Wee Little Sprouts

Natural Comfort Care Products for Mom www.weelittlesprouts.com 119 North Main Street Fallbrook 760-728-9339 Please see display ad on page 66

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Michelle Freund, Licensed Midwife

You can enjoy the nurturing care of a Midwife throughout your pregnancy and birth, in an environment tailored to meet your unique and individual needs. • Free Pregnancy Testing • Natural Family Planning • Well Woman Care

• Prenatal Care • Water Birth • Birth In The Comfort Of Your Own Home

For a free consultation call 760-757-8650 or visit us at www.birthmattersinc.com

Midwives

Natural Childbirth

A midwife is a primary caregiver who supports a woman in the natural process of pregnancy, labor, and birth. The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce birth injury, trauma and c-sections. They support a woman’s right to give birth in a setting of her choice including a hospital, free-standing birth center or at home. Midwives also help facilitate a woman’s birth plan which might include laboring in or giving birth in a birthing tub.

Birth Matters

Holistic Midwifery homebirth services tailored to fit your unique needs. Serving all S.D. County 760-757-8650 Please see display ad above

BIRTH ROOTS

Women’s Health & Maternity Center Home Birth, Birth Center, Classes www.BirthRootsBabies.com birthrootsbabies@gmail.com 619-409-4900 This section continues... SAN DIEGO NATURAL GUIDE Spring/Summer 2010

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Midwives Continued Fleur de Lis Midwifery

Birth, Transitional & Well Women Care From a Midwifery Perspective www.andreasmidwiferysandiego.com Please call 760-436-9166

Women’s Health Center of Fallbrook

Focused on providing a natural childbirth experience www.sdmidwife.com Fallbrook 760-622-4781 Please see display ad on page 133

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Pregnancy Massage Pre and Post-Natal Care & Support Birth Matters

Enjoy the nurturing care of a midwife throughout your pregnancy and birth. Serving all S.D. County 760-757-8650 Please see display ad on page 133

Myra Thompson-Bull, LAc

Acupuncture & massage for pre & post-natal care myranjm@cox.net Alpine 619-445-3167

Myra Thompson-Bull, LAc

Acupuncture & massage during pregnancy myranjm@cox.net Alpine 619-445-3167

Water Birthing Also see the “Midwives” section for water birthing support

Birth Matters

Offering complete midwifery services and waterbirth. Heated aqua doula tubs and other birthing tubs available. Serving all S.D. County 760-757-8650 Please see display ad on page 133

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Natural Food Stores in San Diego

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In natural food stores you can find foods that are as close as possible to their whole, original natural state. These stores generally carry organic produce and other healthy foods; as well as natural body care products, homeopathic and herbal remedies, and other products to support a healthy, earth-friendly lifestyle

HENRY’S Farmers Market Natural Food Stores Trust Henry’s for Life™ By Area: Carlsbad 760-635-0625

Natural Food Stores -North County Coastal Cream of the Crop

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Natural Food Stores

Specializing in organic produce, clean label groceries and vitamins. Hours: 8:00AM to 8:00PM www.creamofthecropnatural.com 2009 S. Coast Highway Oceanside 760-433-2757

-3243 Camino de los Coches Rd. Carlsbad 760-730-1123 -2618 El Camino Real Encinitas 760-633-4747 -1327 Encinitas Blvd. Oceanside 760-726-7274 -471 College Blvd., Suite 1 Solana Beach 858-350-7900 -659 Lomas Santa Fe Dr.

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Natural Food Stores -North County Coastal Continued... Jimbo’s...Naturally!

San Diego’s Premier Natural Foods Grocer 1923 Calle Barcelona, Suite 149 / The Forum Carlsbad 760-334-7755 12853 El Camino Real / Del Mar Highlands Town Center Carmel Valley 858-793-7755

Natural Food Stores -Metro / South Coastal HENRY’S Farmers Market

Trust Henry’s for Life™ Chula Vista 619-409-7630 -690 3rd Avenue Clairemont 858-268-2400 -4439 Genesee Ave. North Park 619-291-8287 -4175 Park Blvd. Pacific Beach 858-270-8200 -1260 Garnet Ave. Point Loma 619-523-3640 -3315 Rosecrans St. University City 858-457-5006 -3358 Governor Dr. Please see display ad on the next page

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Open Daily - Everyone welcome! Organic produce, grocery and full service deli www.obpeoplesfood.coop 4765 Voltaire St. 619- 224-1387 Please see display ad on page 136

Natural Food Stores -North County Inland Frazier Farms Natural Grocer North County’s Finest Natural Food Store www.FrazierFarmsMarket.com 225 Vista Village Drive Vista, CA 92083 760-758-7175 Please see display ad on page 139

Whole Foods Market

Natural & Organic Foods & Products 711 University Ave. Hillcrest 619-294-2800 8825 Villa La Jolla Dr. La Jolla 858-642-6700

Jaffe Bros. Natural Foods

The Source for Raw, Untreated, Organically Grown Foods Since 1948. www.organicfruitsandnuts.com 28560 Lilac Rd, Valley Center 760-749-1133 Please see display ad on page 6

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Natural Food Stores

Safe Seafood Guide

Natural Food Stores -North County Inland Continued...

Best Choices:

HENRY’S Farmers Market

For environmental and personal health. Your choices make a difference!

Abalone (farmed), Catfish (U.S. farmed), Clams (farmed), Snow (Canada) & Dungeness Crab, Halibut (Pacific), Mussels and Oysters (Farmed), Sablefish/Black Cod (Alaska), Salmon (wild-caught from Alaska), Sardines, Shrimp (U.S. farmed), Spot Prawns, Striped Bass (farmed), Sturgeon (farmed), & Tilapia (farmed).

Worst Choices:

Wild Caviar, Chilean Sea Bass/ Toothfish, Atlantic Cod, Monkfish, Orange Roughy, Rockfish, Salmon (farmed & Atlantic), Shark, Shrimp (imported or wild-caught), Wild Sturgeon, Swordfish (imported), Bluefin Tuna. The above lists for best and worst choices are based on sustainability, as well as mercury and PCB levels. Go to OceansAlive.org or SeaFoodWatch.org to learn more and print out a wallet sized Safe Seafood Guide

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Trust Henry’s for Life™ Escondido 760-743-1528 -510 W. 13th Ave. Poway 858-486-7851 -13536 Poway Rd. Rancho Bernardo 858-385-1606 -15727 Bernardo Heights Pkwy. Rancho Temecula 951-694-3680 -39606 Winchester Road Please see display ad on page 137

Jimbo’s...Naturally!

San Diego’s Premier Natural Foods Grocer 1633 S. Centre City Pkwy. / Felicita Junction Shopping Center Escondido 760-489-7755 10511 4S Commons Dr., Suite 155 / 4S Commons Town Center 4S Ranch 858-432-7755

Ramona Family Naturals

Healthy Foods for Healthy Families www.ramonafamilynaturals.com 642 Main Street Ramona 760-787-5987 Please see display ad on the next page

Rocky Peak

Organic Deli & Health Food Store World Peace Begins In The Kitchen 936 S. Main Ave. Fallbrook, CA 760-728-9309

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Natural Food Stores -East County HENRY’S Farmers Market

Trust Henry’s for Life™ La Mesa 619-460-7722 -4630 Palm Ave. Lemon Grove 619-667-8686 -3205 Lemon Grove Ave. Santee 619-562-0145 -9361 Mission Gorge Rd.

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Windmill Farms

A healthier and less expensive alternative to traditional grocery stores. Locally owned and is an “Energy Smart Grocer.” www.WindmillFarms.net 6386 Del Cerro Blvd. San Diego 619-287-1400

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What does

‘Organic’ mean?

‘Organic’ is a labeling term for products that have been grown or produced naturally, without the use of synthetic (or petroleum derived) chemicals such as pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, and fertilizers. The certified label also lets consumers know that the product was not grown with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or sewage sludge, and has not been irradiated.

Animals raised organically must eat 100% organic feed that does not contain any

animal byproducts, and they must not be given antibiotics and growth hormones. They must have access to the outdoors (although the definition of “outdoor access” for chickens is ambiguous because they can have extremely limited access to the outdoors and still meet the criteria).

Organic production uses practices that enhance the ecological balance of natural

systems. There is respect for the health of interdependent communities of plants, animals, people, and the soil. With healthier soils, nutrient content is higher and many people notice that organically grown foods taste better than their conventionally grown counterparts.

By choosing products and food that are organic, you will be helping to keep pes-

ticides and chemicals out of our air, water, and food. You will also be giving your financial support to farmers who are using responsible agricultural methods. For more information, check out these websites: The Organic Trade Association at www.ota.com The Organic Consumers Associations at www.organicconsumers.org

The Dirty Dozen These are the 12 most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables. Try to always buy organically-grown versions of these items: Apples Bell peppers Celery Cherries

Imported Grapes Lettuce Nectarines Peaches

Pears Potatoes Spinach Strawberries

Washing reduces pesticide residue but doesn’t eliminate it. Some pesticides are absorbed into the plant and others bind to the surface and can’t be washed off easily. Peeling the fruit or vegetable reduces the problem but takes out valuable nutrients. For more information, visit the Environmental Working Group’s website at www.ewg.org

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Natural Food Stores Tiers of Organic Labeling: The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed a fixed set of standards that must be met by anyone using the “organic” label in the United States (whether or not the product is from the US or imported). Here are the meanings of some common labels you might encounter while shopping:

-USDA 100% Organic:

These products are certified by the US Department of Agriculture as containing 100% organic ingredients and can display the USDA Organic Logo and/or the certifiers logo.

-USDA Organic:

These products are certified by the US Department of Agriculture as containing at least 95% organic ingredients. The remaining 5% must come from non-organic ingredients that have been approved by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). These products can also display the USDA organic logo and/or the certifiers logo.

-Made With Organic Ingredients:

Food products labeled as “made with organic ingredients” must be made with at least 70% organic ingredients, three of which must be listed on the back of the package and again the remaining 30% of the non-organic ingredients must be approved by the NOSB. These products may display the certifier’s logo but not the USDA organic logo.

-No Spray:

This term is used to indicate that no pesticides were sprayed on the crops themselves. However, this term is usually not 3rd party certified so you have to take the word of the grower. Chemical fertilizers and herbicides may have been sprayed on the soil before the crops were planted. The grower is using all organic methods, but has not done so for the required 3 years straight to receive organic certification. May or may not be certified transitional.

-Natural:

This label doesn’t really mean much except on meat and poultry, where the USDA says that the meat must not contain artificial ingredients such as dyes, preservatives, flavorings, antibiotics, and hormones. There is no certification or verification process for the use of this label, however, which means that it is largely unregulated. Before a product can be labeled “organic,” a government approved certifier must inspect the farm where the food or plants are grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Here are two commonly used organic certifiers:

Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)

Enforcement of these standards appears to be less rigorous on personal care products than on food products. Many personal care products claiming to be organic also contain synthetic and petroleum derived ingredients that have not been reviewed by the National Organics Standards Board.

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Nature Centers

Nature Centers The San Diego

Natural Guide would like to thank our advertisers and subscribers for their support in bringing this community resource guide to San Diego.

We encourage you to use the businesses that you find within these pages to help you create a healtheir and more sustainable lifestyle.

Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve Nature Center

Wildlife, geological, archaeological, nature oriented displays. At the end of Gabbiano Lane Carlsbad 760-931-0800

Buena Vista Audubon Society Nature Center www.bvaudubon.org 2202 South Coast Hwy Oceanside 760-439-2473

California Wolf Center

An education and conservation center focusing on the American Gray Wolf. www.californiawolfcenter.org Julian 619-234-WOLF

Chula Vista Nature Center

Native plants & animals of San Diego Bay and marsh/wetland habitats 1000 Gun powder Point Rd. Chula Vista 619-409-5900

The Monarch Program

An outdoor butterfly house and butterfly garden where you can learn about butterfly gardening techniques and find butterfly host plants. Encinitas 760-944-7113 www.monarchprogram.org

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he naturopathic doctor (N.D.) has completed four years of a graduate level, federally accredited medical program specializing in alternative and complementary medicine, and has passed a national licensing board exam. In the state of California, naturopathic doctors are licensed by the State of California Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine. Since 2005, licensed naturopathic doctors have been recognized as primary-care doctors.

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Dr. Darcy Yent, N.D., L.Ac.

Naturopathic Doctors A naturopathic doctor, ND, has completed four years of a graduate level, federally accredited medical program specializing in alternative and complementary medicine and has passed a national licensing board exam. An ND integrates traditional natural therapeutics, including botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and physical medicine with modern scientific medical diagnostic science and standards of care. As of 2005, licensed naturopathic doctors have been recognized as primary-care doctors.

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Synchronicity Health Centre

Family Practice - holistic approach, natural treatments, Fatigue, Depression, Allergies, Insomnia, and more. www.synchronicityhc.com Encinitas 760-230-5400

Neurofeedback Training Neurofeedback training is a painless and noninvasive technique that teaches the brain to function more efficiently in order to get to the root cause behind many unwanted symptoms. Sometimes also called EEG Biofeedback, it is practiced by trained professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and neurologists.

Alternative Health & Healing Org.

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Dr. Darcy Yent ND, LAc.

Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine www.DrDarcy.meta-ehealth.com 3636 Fourth Avenue, Suite 210 San Diego 92103 619-887-0610 Please see display ad on page 144

Nutrition and Nutritionists You may have heard the phrase “Let food be your medicine.” Almost every health condition can be helped and/or prevented with good nutrition . A nutritionist can also help with issues such as weight loss, food allergies, athletic fitness, increasing energy levels, and achieving overall optimal vitality.

San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine

Customized nutritional counseling. Understand how your metabolism works. www.drjosephaiello.com San Diego 619-670-8028 Please see display ad on page 120

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Osteopathy

Office Supplies & Furnishings Also see the “Paper” section

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Organic Farms Please see the “Farms, Organic” section

Organizers, Professional Please see the “Green Home & Building” section

Oriental Medicine Oriental medicine includes many different therapies such as acupuncture, herbs, bodywork, exercise and diet.

Myra Thompson-Bull, LAc

Oriental medicine, acupuncture, herbs, massage

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Osteopathy This system of medical care seeks to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. Osteopathic doctors (D.O.) in the United States must complete four years of basic medical education from an accredited college of osteopathic medicine, and like M.D.s, D.O.s complete an internship and residency program after their basic training as family physicians.

Osteopathic Center for Children and Families

Providing osteopathic care for the whole family! www.osteopathiccenter.org San Diego 619-583-7611

MaryAnne Morelli Haskell, D.O. A.P.C. Optimizing health for children using unique, preventive, corrective osteopathic care, so important to early life and development. www.drmaryanne.com Coronado 619-437-6600 Please see display ad on page 70

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Outdoor Gear & Clothing

Paper Also see the “Office Supplies” section

Green Field Paper Company

Finest in tree free paper. We offer Hand Made GrowANote and Hemp Heritage paper. www.greenfieldpaper.com San Diego 858-565-2585 Please see display ad on this page

Recycled Products Cooperative Recycled & Environmentally Friendly Office Supplies & Cleaning Products www.recycledproducts.org Encinitas 760-436-5170 Please see display ad on page 147

Outdoor Gear & Clothing Also see the “Camping” section

Paint & Painting Services Please see the “Green Home & Building” section

Play It Again Sports

Cash NOT Trash We buy and sell new and used sports & fitness equipment. Visit our 2 Locations: Pacific Beach 858-490-0222 -1401 Garnet Ave. La Mesa 619-667-9499 -7006 University Ave. www.playitagainsportssd.com

Permaculture Please see the “Gardening & Landscaping” section

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REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc)

Outdoor Retailer www.rei.com Encinitas 760-944-9020 San Diego 858-279-4400 Chula Vista 619-591-4924

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Pest Control

Pest Control -Non-toxic options Also see “Termite Control, Non-toxic options” section Pesticides do not differentiate between whom they harm. Safer termite and pest control options include microwave, heat, electro-gun, and botanically derived pesticides and herbicides. There are many preventative measures you can take as well, such as eliminating food and water sources for pests. See page 106 for other tips.

ECOLA Termite & Pest Management Services

Smart Choice; Simple Solutions; Solved! Alternative Treatments Since 1983. www.ecolatermite.com 7 Offices 800-332-2847 or 858-488-2847 Please see display ad on this page

Hume & Company, Inc.

Termite and damage repair specialists. Environmentally friendly termite control. www.HumeTermite.com San Diego 760-598-2201 Please see display ad on page 175

Wildlife Extraction

Humane eviction of wildlife: bats, raccoons, skunks & more. A fee-based service benefiting project wildlife. www.WildlifeExtraction.com San Diego 619-692-WILD Please see display ad on page 180

XT2000, Inc.

Go Green, Go Orange, Drywood Termites, Wood Boring Beetles, Carpenter Ants www.xt2000.com San Diego 866-870-8485

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Pet Supplies & Services

Pet Supplies & Services Also see “Veterinarians, Holistic” Feeding your pet organic and natural foods is a great way to provide optimal health for your companions while protecting environmental health. Also available are a wide array of healthy and natural treats, remedies and care products.

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Holistic & Traditional Pet Care Monica A. Laflin, DVM, CVC, CVA www.CardiffAnimalHospital.com 2159 San Elijo Ave. Cardiff 760-436-3215 Please see display ad on page 177

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Holistic Veterinary Consultant & Educator San Diego’s largest natural pet store www.healinghope.net offers the best selection of healthy Solana Beach 877-738-4673 foods and products for your pets. Please see display ad on page 177 3 Locations www.dextersdeli.com Del Mar 858-792-3707 Carlsbad 760-720-7507 This section continues... San Elijo Hills 760-471-9500 Please see display ad on this page

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Pharmacies~ Integrative Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy

We are a full service Pharmacy, filling your Rx and natural remedy needs. www.pharmaca.com La Jolla 858-454-1337 Please see display ad on the next page

Physicians, MDsHolistic Pet Supplies & Services Ayurvedic Integrated Wellness Continued... Holistic Physician, Parmela Sawhney, M.D. www.AyurvedicIntegrated.com Holistic Helen Woodward Animal Center Providing educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals. www.animalcenter.org Rancho Santa Fe 858-756-4117

PawsTalk Animal Communication & Reiki

1222 1st St., Coronado 619-435-4488 Please see display ad on page 9

Full Spectrum Health Integrative Med Ctr

K.M. Hedayat, MD Individualized medical care, adults/children www.fullspectrumhealthmd.com San Diego 858-455-9726 Please see display ad on pages 69 & 153

I talk to pets in body & in spirit. See website for more information. Pool Heating, Solar www.pawstalk.net Encinitas/Nationwide 760-444-0811 See the “Green Home & Building” section Please see display ad above

Pet Nutrition Center

www.pncpets.com 6949 El Camino Real, Suite 104 Carlsbad 760-804-7387

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Pre and Post-Natal Care & Support Please see the “Natural Childbirth” section

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Probiotics

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Probiotics Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that compete with and thus lower the amount of harmful bacteria in the gut. They also help the digestive and immune systems function properly. Many doctors and researchers now believe that a high-quality probiotic supplement is as important to your health as a daily multivitamin.

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The result of over 20 years of research Recolonizes your colon with the full spectrum of Lactobacillus (friendly) bacteria. Produced from Certified Organic Fruits & Vegetables and also contains live enzymes, vital amino acids, and essential nutrients. Shipped to you absolutely fresh: www.HealthyLifeProbiotics.com Or Call (Free Brochure): 760-917-1347

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Raw / Living Foods Resources

Psychotherapy, Holistic Penelope Young Andrade, LCSW

Non Drug Treatments for Anxiety and Depression. www.penelopetalk.com Penasquitos 858-481-5752 Please see display ad on page 53

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Monthly classes by Star Ladermann D.C. www.HealthyLivingRawFoods.com North County 760-757-7733 Please see display ad on this page

Living Tree Community Foods

Alive Organic Nut Butters, Chocolates and Olive Oil www.livingtreecommunity.com 1-800-260-5534 Please see display ad on this page

Ramona Family Naturals

Healthy Foods for Healthy Families www.ramonafamilynaturals.com 642 Main Street Ramona 760-787-5987 Please see display ad 139

SDC Living Foods

Vegetarian Raw Foods Support Group To join, send email to: sd-livingfoods-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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The Source for Raw, Untreated, Organically Grown Foods Since 1948. www.organicfruitsandnuts.com 28560 Lilac Rd, Valley Center 760-749-1133 Please see display ad on page 6

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Tomberlie’s Raw Vegan Ice Cream

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Veggie Vibes

Gourmet Living Cuisine Weekly Menu Delivery and Catering www.veggievibes.net San Diego 619-701-8138

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Recycling Guide

Recycling How to Recycle Anything!

Call Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore at: 619-516-5267 to donate ovens, refrigerators, washers, dryers, and more. All other appliances can be recycled for a fee at the Miramar Recycling Center at 5165 Convoy St. phone: 858-268-8971

Batteries:

Books:

Donate your books to your local library or school. You can also send children’s books via book rate to: Book Ends / 6520 Platt Ave. #331 / West Hills, CA 91307 and they will redistribute them to youth centers, literacy programs and schools in need. www.bookends.org

Go to the Rechargeable Battery Recy- Building Materials: cling Corporation’s website: Call Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore www.call2recycle.org for a collecat: 619-516-5267 to recycle doors, tion site near you. tile, windows, lighting, shutters, sinks, tubs, cabinets, wiring, roofing, Or you can bring your NiCd batteries and rechargeable batteries to your and more. nearest Radio Shack for recycling. Also visit the following website to find a recycling location for construcBoats: tion and demolition debris: Call Interfaith at 1-877-GIVE-123 http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Condemo/ Recyclers/RecyclerSearch.aspx

Recycling

Appliances:

Carpet:

Call Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore at: 619-516-5267

Cars, Trucks, RVs:

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Cell Phones:

I Love a Clean San Diego is collecting old cell phones and accessories for reuse and recycling. Call 800-237-2583 for more info.

Christmas Trees 800-CLEANUP or visit www.earth911.org

General:

visit www.freecycle.org to find a new home for your unwanted items. Call the I Love a Clean San Diego Recycling hotline & household hazardous waste hotline to find out how to recycle and properly dispose of many items: 800-237-2583

Hair (yes, hair):

Visit the following websites to find out how you can donate your hair If you have a working computer you to make the highest quality wigs for would like to donate, call Interfaith Community Services at 760-489-6380 children and adults who’ve lost their hair due to cancer treatment (hair ext 240. should be at least 8” or longer): Take non-functional computer electronics to the Miramar Recycling www.locksoflove.org Center for recycling. They are now www.wigsforkids.org accepting them for free! It is at 5165 Convoy St. and the phone number is 858-268-8971. Hazardous Waste: Call the I Love a Clean San Diego Recycling hotline & household hazFood: ardous waste hotline: 800-237-2583 Contact the San Diego Food Bank, an Special disposal is needed for items affiliate of America’s Second Harvest such as batteries, paint, motor oil, and food-rescue program at 858-527-1419 any product with a label that reads: DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION, TOXIC, FLAMMABLE, CORROSIVE, etc. This includes many Freecycling: household cleaners. www.Freecycle.org The granddaddy of online recycling, coined as “freecycling”. This site is a network of nearly 2.5 million memInk Cartridges: bers in 3,710 communities around the You can also take them to Staples or world that give and receive free items Office Depot and you will typically from each other. How fun! receive a discount of a few dollars toward your next purchase.

Computer Equipment

Furniture:

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Motor Oil:

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Paint:

Call Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore at: 619-516-5267

Plant Pots (plastic)

Most nurseries will gladly take pots of any sizes to reuse for nursery stock. Some will even give you credit for them. Just inquire at your local nursery or bring your black plastic pots to Las Pilitas Native Plant Nursery in Escondido (ph:760-749-5930, website: www.laspilitas.com) and they will either give you a credit towards plants or make a donation to the California Native Plant Society for each pot brought in. (www.cnps.org).

Prom/Bridesmaids Dresses:

Donate your old prom dress to a girl who can’t afford one at www.princessproject.org

Toner Cartridges:

You can also take them to Staples or Office Depot and you will typically receive a discount of a few dollars toward your next purchase.

Wedding Gowns:

Donate your wedding dress to the Breast Cancer Foundation’s Making Memories program, where they resell them to raise money for their nonprofit organization. Call: 503-491-8091 www.makingmemories.org

Women’s Suits and Accessories

Dress for Success www.dressforsuccess.org/sandiego Provides Interview Clothing for low-income women. Check site for details! Or Call: 619-281-3773

Take them to Mailboxes Etc. They will gladly take them and re-use them. For a location near you, visit www.mbe.com

Surfboards:

Recycling

Styrofoam Packing Peanuts:

Drop off your old, broken, or unwanted surfboards at the Miramar Recycling Center at 5165 Convoy St., San Diego, CA 92111. Unusable boards will be ground up and used as 20% filler in concrete mixtures and usable boards will be donated to nonprofits. Call 858-268-8971 for more info. SAN DIEGO NATURAL GUIDE Spring/Summer 2010

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Residential Care Recycling Please see the Recycling Guide on page 157

Reflexology Reflexology - sometimes called zone therapy, is the practice of massaging, squeezing, or pushing on parts of the feet, or sometimes the hands and ears, with the goal of encouraging a beneficial effect on other parts of the body, or to improve general health.

Sole-to-Soul Reflexology / Ariel Talmor

Holistic Foot Reflexology & Intuitive Healing. Please See Website for Special Offer. www.sole-to-soul.com San Diego 619-282-4580

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Personalized care & the comforts of home. Fruits & vegetables from our organically farmed fields, orchards & greenhouse are used in our healthy menu. www.sunshinecare.com Poway 858-674-1255 ext 202 Please see display ad on this page

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Restaurants

& Cafes

The following restaurants offer healthy cuisine or are Certified Green by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA). Please refer to restaurant symbol key below for the meanings of the various symbols at the bottom of each write-up. ranean touch. Enjoy delicious pastas, salads and entrees prepared for you from scratch, with something to please every palate. 32 pizza varieties from our wood-fired ovens with pickup and local delivery now available! Caffé Bella Italia is proud to be a Certified Green Restaurant. Catering and Private Events available.

O..............Some Organic 100% O...Ingredients are 100% Organic Vf............Vegetarian Friendly 100%V.....Menu is 100% Vegetarian Vgf.......... Vegan Friendly 100% Vg..Menu is 100% Vegan Rf.............Raw Friendly O / Vf / Vgf / L / G / $$ 100% R.....Menu is 100% Raw Foods L..............Produce from local farmers FR...Free range organic animal products G.............Certified Green by the G.R.A. lotus café $..............Under $10.00 and juice bar 765 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas $$............ $10.00 to $20.00 Lumberyard Shopping Center $$$...........Over $20.00 760-479-1977 Monday - Friday: 11am - 9pm Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 9pm www.lotuscafeandjuicebar.com caffé bella Italia 1525 Garnet Avenue / San Diego ome nurture yourself! Lotus Café 858-273-1224 and Juice Bar is a NEW café, located www.caffebellaitalia.com in Old Downtown Encinitas on South Open 7 Days a Week: 4:30pm - 10pm Coast Highway 101 (east side), opposite “G” Street. Lotus Café is dedi“ our Corner of Italy in Pacific cated to serving fresh, natural, healthy Beach.” Authentic Italian cuisine food at affordable prices, prepared served with great pride and beautiwith love, simplicity, and a joyful ful presentation. Our interior speaks softly and envelops the customers in warm earth colors with a MediterContinues...

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Restaurants & Cafes heart. Our menu is predominantly vegetarian, with many vegan items and also gluten-free options. For our non-vegetarian patrons we also have some chicken and fish items, including a turkey burger. Check out our full menu on our website! Lots of indoor & outdoor seating; Locally owned and operated. We look forward to serving you! Blessings! Advance reservations for large parties suggested. O / Vf / Vgf / Rf / FR(Eggs) / L / $ Please see display ad on this page

Ranchos Cocina 1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., #H Ph: 619-226-7619 Mon-Sun: 8am to 10pm

Rancho’s Cocina is located in Fresh and Natural Cuisine prepared with Love 765 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas In the Lumberyard 760-479-1977 www.lotuscafeandjuicebar.com Open 7 days a week, lunch and dinner

beautiful Point Loma, with a festive atmosphere and healthy Mexican, vegetarian, and vegan cuisine. All food is made fresh daily using only the ďŹ nest ingredients, including organic fruit and vegetables when possible. Their rice and beans are 100% vegan and vegetarian, and only olive oil or veggie oil is used in cooking. Menu choices range from vegan-style blue corn avocado enchiladas to shiitake mushroom pattie burritos. There is truly something to please every palate. Dine inside surrounded by rustic artwork and brightly colored walls, or outside on the cozy patio surrounded by lush green plants. Take out and catering are also available. Coming soon: Raw Food Selections! O / Vf / Vgf / Rf / L / G / $

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Sipz Vegetarian Fuzion Cafe

5501 Clairemont Mesa Blvd./At 805 Fwy. 858-279-3747 Open 7 days a week: 11am to 9pm www.SIPZ.com

SIPZ Fuzion Cafe is dedicated to

providing the healthiest and tastiest vegetarian cuisine possible and promoting a healthy vegetarian lifestyle. Their wide range of menu choices include favorites such as the Orange “Chicken” and Spicy “Chicken” Basil. Recently, they opened a vegan sushi bar that serves such delicacies as Caterpillar Roll and baked Sipz Dynamite. Dessert specialties range from Sweet Rice with Mango to Vegan chocolate cake. Be sure to try one of the great variety of specialty drinks available (smoothies, Boba drinkz, juice, teas and coffees). SIPZ is a family owned restaurant that is sure to become one of your favorites!

Conveniently Located at: 5501 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. in S.D. (Clairemont)

(858) 279-3747

You can also find a retail section with vegetarian snacks and soy meats to take home. 100%V / Vgf / $ Please see display ad on this page

Solare ristorante & lounge

Restaurants

2820 Roosevelt Road / Point Loma 619-270-9670 www.solarelounge.com Tuesday - Sunday 11:30am - 10pm

Solare is committed to product,

environment and hospitality. Blending traditional Italian cuisine to more contemporary unique dishes, Solare focuses on seasonal cooking using fresh, local and organic ingredients. And don’t forget to try our delicious wood fired oven pizza! Each dish

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Restaurants & Cafes is prepared with love and passion containers mean take out is guilt free. to satisfy our customer’s heart and We suggest parties of more than four soul. Stop by for your “Grab & Go” call ahead. lunch or phone in “To Go” orders. In O / 100%V/ Vgf / Rf / L / $ Please see display ad on page 162 the evenings enjoy Solare Lounge, the ultimate chill-out spot. A superb menu and spectacular cocktails combined with friendly smiles in a beautiful ambiance. Events, Weddings wynola pizza Express and Cooking Classes on-site. Dog / Route 78 Bistro Friendly! Happy Hour Tuesday - Friday 4:30-7pm Live Music Thursday 6:30 - 9:30pm O / Vf / Vgf / L / $$

Veg-N-out

San Diego’s Original Meat-Free Eatery

3442 30th St. / North Park 619-546-8411 www.vegnout.com Open 7 days a week Mon. - Thurs. 11 am to 9 pm Fri. 11 am to 10 pm Sat. 12 pm to 10 pm Sun. 12 pm to 9 pm

Nestled in a fun and friendly North-

Park neighborhood, Veg-N-Out is a small vegetarian/vegan restaurant bursting with delicious and healthy foods. Using unrefined sugar, olive oil, sea salt, and only the most natural ingredients, the staff prepares all dishes with your health in mind. The extensive menu offers something for everyone: Vege Burgers to satisfy even the most die-hard carnivores, fresh salads with house-made dressing, delicious hot and cold sandwiches, smoothies and much more! The friendly staff makes dining -in a pleasure while bio-degradable to go

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4355 Hwy 78 (3 miles west of Julian) (760) 765-1004 www.WynolaSprings.com Sunday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Julian’s newest landmark and local

favorite. Many from - scratch recipes and signature dishes. To satisfy the appetite of backcountry locals, we offer a limited menu but a wider range of food choices than what you might expect. Great wood-fired entrees, soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Pizza sauce made from quality tomatoes, olive oil, herbs and spices. Patio dining when weather permits. Vegetarian and vegan entrees, the best wood-fired pizza “this side of Mozza.” Now, full service and “reservations suggested” for Route 78 Bistro. Lots of parking, quick service and exceptional food. Check website for specials, recipes and music schedule www.wynolasprings.com Private banquet room available. Live Music Saturday 6:00 - 9:00 O / Vf / Vgf / $ Please see display ad on page 163

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otus Café is now my new favorite restaurant in the San Diego area. The ambiance inside is peaceful and serene, and their comforting food will leave you feeling healthier than when you came in. The owners, Johanna and her husband Carl, opened this delightful place in the Lumberyard shopping center in Encinitas in September of 2009. Both are dedicated yoga practitioners and have been vegetarians for 16 years. The name, Lotus Café, came to Carl after a morning meditation and the theme is carried throughout their restaurant with beautiful artwork and a soft spiritual vibe. Every aspect of Lotus Café was thought through with love and positive intentions from the fossilized bamboo flooring in the dining area and the recycled redwood tables outside, to the hand carved statue of Ganesha that greets people at the entrance.

lots of vegan and gluten-free choices. They do offer some poultry and fish (sustainably sourced) options for non-vegetarian patrons. The food is fresh, natural, and their prices are very reasonable. The selection of salads, sandwiches, pasta, and entrees are priced anywhere from $4.75 to $9.95. They also offer a fresh juice bar (squeezed to order), shakes, wheatgrass, acai bowls, and smoothies. Soups and vegan desserts, like chocolate and carrot cupcakes, are made fresh from scratch each morning. The curried cauliflower and chickpea soup is delicious, as is the lotus salad (a vibrant mix of organic baby leaf lettuce adorned with radish, jicama, sprouts, and other goodies). You get to choose a homemade dressing with the salads and the Tahini (sweet and delicious) and Tofu Dill (tangy) dressings are amazingly good.

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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness Center

52’ Heights ~ 30,000 sq’ Premier Climbing Bouldering ~ Top Rope ~ Lead Climbing 10110 Mesa Rim Rd., San Diego 92121 www.MesaRim.com 858-348-4593 Please see display ad on page 97

Schools See the “Children & Babies” section to find a school for your child. See the “Schools, Colleges & Training Programs” section to find natural health programs.

Schools, Colleges & Training Programs for Natural Health Professions Natural Healing Institute

Also visit our website at www.SDNaturalGuide.com

for direct links to the websites of green & healthy businesses

Healing Events & Professional License & Certification Programs. www.naturalhealinginst.com Encinitas 760-943-8485 Please see display ad on this page

San Diego College of Ayurveda

Learn Ayurveda Massage, Healing Therapies www.ayurvedayogatraining.com www.sandiegocollegeofayurveda.com Call 858-427-4908 or 760-707-3184 Please see display ad on this page

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Skin Care

Skin Care: Natural & Organic Also see the “Body Care” section About 70% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body, which is reason enough to go organic. Products using naturally derived, certified organic ingredients are gentler and safer for you, your family and for the environment. In addition, consider using cruelty-free products that do not contain animal ingredients and have not been tested on animals.

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Skin Care: Continued...

Shopping Tips

Miessence Certified Organics

The world’s FIRST Certified Organic Skin Care Products. Cold-processed & aloe vera based. Call for a free sample package or order at: www.Organicerb.com Rep/wholesale inquiries also welcome: San Diego 760-917-1347 Please see display ad on page 167

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy

We are a full service Pharmacy, filling your Rx and natural remedy needs. www.pharmaca.com La Jolla 858-454-1337 Please see display ad on page 153

Terressentials

America’s finest USDA certified organic artisan-crafted personal care products! Genuine organics for smart people! www.terressentials.com Please see display ad on page 8

Youthful Skin SPA Line

An average person throws out almost 4 pounds of waste a day. Over the course of a year, that’s almost a ton of garbage per person! Before making a purchase, ask yourself these questions: 1. Do I really need this?

2. Can I borrow or rent it? 3. Can it be recycled, re-used or repaired?

4. How much energy and re-

sources were consumed to create this and transport it to me?

5. Can I get it in a form that

has recycled content, was grown organically or has less packaging? (1/5 of our waste is from packaging)

6. Was this product produced in

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sustainable, do I really want my money to go to this company?

Ayurvedic botanicals & pure essential oils in an organic natural base. Beneficial for both men and women. www.MAPI.com 1-800-ALL-VEDA Please see display ad on page 6

ZEN Sanctuary

Solar Energy

Please see the “Green Home & Acupuncture, Massage, Skincare. Building” section Complete Relaxation - All Natural - Peace of Mind & Body www.zensanctuary.com San Diego 619-269-9322 Please see display ad on page 129

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Spa Guide

Spa Guide San Diego

Relax & Renew Your Body, Mind & Spirit

This section features spas that use holistic and natural A New Bellissima Day Spa treatments for the ultimate Spa Guide Symbol Key: in renewal and rejuvenation. TR..............# of Treatment Rooms J..................Jacuzzi P...................Pool S.................. Steam Room/Sauna LRS......Locker Rooms & Showers Lunch.........Lunch Option (on-site) O......Overnight Accommodations (on-site) The following symbols are based on ave. rates for a 50-60 min. massage: $..............Under $79.00 $$............ $80.00 to $99.00 $$$...........Over $100.00

122 E. Grand Ave. Escondido, CA 92025 760-480-5668 www.bellissima-spa.com Open: Monday: 8-5 Tuesday: 8-8 Wednesday: 8-6 Thursday: 8-8 Friday & Saturday: 8-6 Welcome to Bellissima Day Spa and Salon. We focus on the therapeutic use of land and seaplant extracts, such as sea salts, seaweed, plankton, essential oils and herbal extracts. We believe in the European Spa tradition, where health and beauty treatments revitalize the body and soul. 18TR / S / LRS / Lunch / $$

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Birdie Day Spa

7736 Fay Avenue, Suite 102 La Jolla, CA 92037 858-459-4965 www.birdiedayspa.com Open: Monday - Sunday We believe our clients deserve sincere clinical esthetics and holistic attention to fit their lifestyle. We custom-make treatments for you based on your current and lasting needs. Signature treatments include: Facials, massages, Reflexology, natural chemical peels, and mineral makeup services tailored through individual analysis. 2TR / $$ Please see display ad on page 172

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ZEN Sanctuary

4183 Adams Ave. 619-269-9322 www.zensanctuary.com Open: Monday - Saturday 10 - 6:30 Sunday: 12 noon - 4:30 Zen Sanctuary is a place of complete relaxation. The freshest all natural herbs and herbal remedies are combined with the best therapeutic massage, acupuncture, Chinese herbs and skincare to help people reach the most complete balanced self they can achieve. Come into ZEN and enjoy sparkling spring water or refreshing herbal tea. You’ll be glad you treated yourself to better health. 4TR / Lunch / $$ Please see display ad on this page

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www.zensanctuary.com

(619) 269-9322 4183 Adams Avenue

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Spa Guide

Spas, Jacuzzis, Pools & Hot Tubs See the “Solar” section for heating options

Sporting Goods Play It Again Sports

Cash NOT Trash We buy and sell new and used sports & fitness equipment. Visit our 2 Locations: Pacific Beach 858-490-0222 -1401 Garnet Ave. La Mesa 619-667-9499 -7006 University Ave. www.playitagainsportssd.com Please see display ad on the next page

Straw Bale Building Please see the “Green Home & Building” section

Structural Integration Bodywork KMI-Kinesis Myofascial Integration Sandra Hayner, Adv. Practitioner For posture, performance, flexibility, injury prevention, & pain reduction. www.SandraHayner.com San Diego 858-270-5263 Please see display ad on this page

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Sunscreen / Sunblock Reflect Outdoor Balm SPF 15

Natural Minerals reflect UV rays, and Beta carotene prevents skin damage caused by the elements. Also includes Vitamin E and organic Shea Butter to protect the skin from premature aging. No PABA, parabens, or any synthetic chemicals. Order online or Call: www.YourBeautyByNature.com FREE Catalogue 619-584-2476 Please see display ad on this page

Supplements HealthForce Nutritionals

“Nutrition the Way Nature Intended” 100% raw, vegan, whole-food supplements Hard-core, high-potency superfoods www.healthforce.com 760-747-8822 Please see display ad on page 98

Surfing Visit www.signon.surfshot.com for surf conditions. They also have surf classifieds where you can find used boards, etc.

We Buy Your Used Sports & Fitness Equipment Live Healthy, Save Money, Preserve the Environment

Play It Again Sports

Cash NOT Trash We buy and sell new and used sports & fitness equipment. Visit our 2 Locations: Pacific Beach 858-490-0222 -1401 Garnet Ave. La Mesa 619-667-9499 -7006 University Ave. www.playitagainsportssd.com Please see display ad on this page

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San Diego’s Premiere Specialty Sporting Goods Store

Visit Our 2 Locations: Pacific Beach 1401 Garnet Ave. 858.490.0222 La Mesa 7006 University Ave. 619.667.9499

www.playitagainsportssd.com

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Safer Alternatives for Termites & Pest Control

Surfing Continued... Surfrider Foundation

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Teacher Education and Training Waldorf Institute of Southern California

Teacher education program that prepares you to become a Waldorf Teacher. Visit: www.WaldorfTeaching.org Or call 877-394-1444 Please see display ad on page 71

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Termite Control -Non-Toxic Options Pesticides do not differentiate between whom they harm. Safer termite and pest control options include microwave, heat, electro-gun, and botanically derived pesticides and herbicides. See quick read on this page for descriptions.

ECOLA Termite & Pest Management Services

Smart Choice; Simple Solutions; Solved! Alternative Treatments Since 1983. www.ecolatermite.com 7 Offices 800-332-2847 or 858-488-2847 Please see display ad on page 149

Go Green, Go Orange

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•Drywood Termites, •Wood Boring Beetles •Carpenter Ants Over 100,000 homes treated and growing daily! We are the future. Call for testimonials, references and more info.

866.870.8485 www.xt2000.com

Hume & Company, Inc.

Termite and damage repair specialists. Environmentally friendly termite control. www.HumeTermite.com San Diego 760-598-2201 Please see display ad on this page

XT2000, Inc.

Go Green, Go Orange, Drywood Termites, Wood Boring Beetles, Carpenter Ants www.xt2000.com San Diego 866-870-8485

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If you are building or renovating a home, check out salvage yards and antique stores for used building materials and fixtures.

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Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging Thermal Imaging, also known as Thermography, is a type of infrared imaging science that uses thermographic cameras. Thermography helps with disease detection by mapping & measuring thermal patterns of the body. Thermography is an approved, medical imaging procedure that is safe, non-invasive, and radiation-free. It is used for detecting, monitoring, and evaluating a number of diseases and injuries, ranging from breast cancer to sports injuries.

Vacuum Cleaners Seagull Distribution Co.

Vacuum Cleaner Specialist: High Quality German Made Vacuum Cleaners (Pollution free). www.seagulldistribution.com 3670 Clairemont Dr. #2 San Diego 858-270-7532 Please see our display ad on page 55

HealthWalk

A Holistic Integrative Wellness Center FDA Approved Thermography Center www.healthwalk.com North County Coastal 760-929-1520 Please see display ad on page 125

Vegan Resources A vegan diet does not include animal products. Many vegans also prefer not to wear or use clothing and products made from animals.

All Vegan

Transportation Alternatives To get where you want to go with less impact on the environment, consider individual automobile alternatives such as carpooling, car sharing, buses, bicycling, or walking.

shoes, chocolates and other necessities 4669 Park Blvd. www.allveganshopping.com University Heights 619-299-4669

SPLAFF INC.

Footwear, bags, belts, yoga props & accessories made from natural hemp fabrics, recycled Car/Vanpooling www.ridelink.org tires, and used bicycle inner tubes. Vegan, Coaster 1-800-262-7837 cruelty-free, and 100% environmental. 619-221-9199 Sprinter www.GoNCTD.com www.splaff.com Please see display ad on page 76 San Diego Trolley 619-595-4949 San Diego Transit 619-238-0100 North County Transit 760-966-6500 Tomberlie’s

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Raw Vegan Ice Cream

Over 15 Flavors. Hand Made in San Diego Made with 100% Organic Ingredients www.Tomberlies.com San Diego 866-495-7629 Please see display ad on page 155

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Veterinarians

511 S. Cedros Ave., Suite B Solana Beach, CA 92075

Veterinarians, Holistic Healing Hope Veterinarians who are educated in complementary therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy and massage provide a holistic approach to animal care.

CARDIFF ANIMAL HOSPITAL, Inc.

Holistic & Traditional Pet Care Monica A. Lain, DVM, CVC, CVA www.CardiffAnimalHospital.com 2159 San Elijo Ave. Cardiff 760-436-3215 Please see display ad above

- Tamara Hebbler, DVM

Holistic Veterinary Consultant & Educator www.healinghope.net Solana Beach 877-738-4673 Please see display ad above

Also visit our website at www.SanDiegoNaturalGuide.com for direct links to healthy and green business websites

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Vitamins, Minerals, & Supplements

When you do drive... Follow These Tips to reduce your impact on the environment, your vehicle and your wallet!

1. DRIVE SENSIBLY

Aggressive driving, speeding, rapid acceleration and breaking wastes gas and lowers the fuel economy of your vehicle.

2. MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE

Regular maintenance tune-ups, proper tire inflation, and replacing air filters will improve vehicle efficiency.

3. DRIVE A FUEL-EFFICIENT VEHICLE

Consider alternative fuel vehicles to reduce emissions. Visit www.DriveClean.ca.gov to search from a large variety of clean and efficient vehicles on the market.

4. COMBINE ERRANDS INTO ONE TRIP

Several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much fuel as a longer multipurpose trip.

5. ELIMINATE WIND RESISTANCE AND EXTRA WEIGHT

Using a loaded roof rack and keeping unnecessary items in your vehicle increases fuel consumption.

6. MINIMIZE VEHICLE IDLING

Today’s vehicles are designed to warm up fast. Avoid wasting fuel at 0 miles per gallon! These tips were provided courtesy of the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE). Founded as a non-profit in 1996, CCSE is the region’s independent voice on energy issues and a trusted unbiased resource for businesses, consumers, public agencies, and local governments. CCSE provides energy efficiency expertise, education, and rebate program administration in five critical areas: green building, energy efficiency, renewables, transportation, and climate change. www.energycenter.org 1-866-SDENERGY

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Water: Purified & Purification Systems

Vitamins, Minerals, & Supplements HealthForce Nutritionals

“Nutrition the Way Nature Intended” 100% raw, vegan, whole-food supplements Hard-core, high-potency superfoods www.healthforce.com 760-747-8822 Please see display ad on page 98

In-Liven Probiotic Superfood

The result of over 20 years of research Recolonizes your colon with the full spectrum of Lactobacillus (friendly) bacteria. Produced from Certified Organic Fruits & Vegetables and also contains live enzymes, vital amino acids, and essential nutrients. Shipped to you absolutely fresh: www.HealthyLifeProbiotics.com Or Call (Free Brochure): 760-917-1347 Please see display ad on page 154

Water: Purified & Purification Systems Since the human body is composed of approximately 65 to 70% water, it make sense to drink purified water. Effective filters and purification systems reduce contaminants such as heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides, chlorine and microbes in the water you drink and use to bathe.

CoolShinyStuff.com

Voting

Pure Water® compact, portable water

League of Conservation Voters distillers for 99.9% pure drinking water. Be green while saving money on -San Diego Bridging People & Politics for a Healthy Environment. For more info: www.lcvsd.org 619-687-1897

Water Birthing See the “Natural Childbirth” section

Water Heating Please see the “Green Home and Building” section; and the “Solar” section.

bottles! coolshinystuff.com/purewater Please see display ad page 54

Multi-Pure Water Filtration

The Finest Quality Drinking Water For Just 8 Cents per Gallon! www.livegreatwater.com ID 417986 858-652-1788 Please see display ad above

Seagull Distribution Co.

Water Filter Specialist www.seagulldistribution.com 3670 Clairemont Dr. #2 San Diego 858-270-7532 Please see display ad on page 55

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Wedding Resources Green Field Paper Company

Weight Loss & Management

Also see the “Fitness & Exercise” Recycled Hemp & Handmade Plantable Papers section as well as the “Nutrition & Invitations, Promotional Items & Journals Nutritionists” section www.greenfieldpaper.com San Diego 858-565-2585 Please see display ad on page 148

Hangers Cleaners

Wedding Dresses Cleaned All Natural Liquid CO2 Drycleaner hangerssandiego.com 858-259-7150

Dr. Joseph Aiello ~ San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine Natural weight loss using HCG Nutritionist on staff www.hcg-sandiego.com San Diego 619-670-8028 Please see display ad on page 120

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Wildlife Rescue Hummingbird Rescue Center Chula Vista

619-420-5156

Project Wildlife

Cares for injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife of San Diego County, and releases rehabilitated animals back into their natural habitats. www.projectwildlife.org Wildlife Hotline: 619-225-9202

Sky Hunters (Raptors Only) Lakeside

619-445-6565

Wildlife Extraction

Humane eviction of wildlife: bats, raccoons, skunks & more. A fee-based service benefiting project wildlife. www.WildlifeExtraction.com San Diego 619-692-WILD Please see display ad on page 180

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Window Cleaning Please see the “Green Home & Building” section

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Women’s Health

Women’s Health Dr. Austin, Kelly N.D.

Primary Care Physician & vitamin shots Bioidentical Hormone Replacement IV therapy, acupuncture, weight loss Rancho Bernardo 858-705-1727

Miracle Ranch West

A Retreat Center for Women Touched by Cancer. Contact us for more information www.MiracleRanchWest.com Valley Center 760-751-9277 Please see display ad on page 62

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North County Naturopathic Malinda Gibbons-Gwyn, L.Ac. Health Care

Acupuncture, Maya Abdominal Massage, Effective Natural Treatments For All Ages www.DrJonDunn.com Fertility, Abdominal Adhesions, Encinitas 760-632-1665 Urinary Leakage, PMS Please see display ad on page 145 www.thebodyorganic.com 619-243-5109 Please see display ad on page 49

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Wood Finishing

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San Marcos Acupuncture Clinic & Wellness Center

Acupuncture, Herbs, Holistic Medicine Pediatric, Women’s Health, Family Care Pain Management, Weight Loss, Nutrition Tuina-massage, Yoga, Tai-Chi, Qi-Gong www.SanMarcosAcupunctureCenter.com 1582 West San Marcos Blvd. Suite 101B San Marcos 760-891-0900 Please see display ad on page 51

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Wood Finishing Please see the “Paints, Stains, Primers, and Finishes” within Green Home & Building section

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Yoga

Yoga Yoga

Classes by Area For Prenatal Yoga and Mommy & Me classes, please see the “Natural Childbirth” section in the main directory.

Metro/South Coastal Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness Center

North County Coastal Synergy Yoga Center Peri Ness, Founder

Meditative yet dynamic Hatha Yoga Classes. 10-Day Intensive Retreat. Prenatal & Kids’ Yoga also available. 957 2nd St., Encinitas 760-753-1828

North County Inland

Studio Quality Yoga Yoga Vista Studio Professional Hands on Instruction 10110 Mesa Rim Rd., San Diego 92121 Yoga classes for all ages and levels. www.MesaRim.com 858-348-4593 319 E. Broadway, Vista www.yogavista.net 760-630-YOGA Please see display ad on page 97

East County Body Awareness Yoga Center

Kripalu Yoga and Body Awareness Yoga 9939 Maine Ave. Lakeside, CA 92040 www.BodyAwarenessYoga.com Nancy Sanks, ERYT500 619-548-0849

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Bike With an average temperature of 71 degrees Fahrenheit, San Diego has one of the best climates for year-round bicycle commuting. In addition to being a green form of transportation, biking is also a really great form of exercise. For help finding safe bike routes around San Diego, visit www.ridelink.org where you will find a regional bike map and other resources that make it easier to get around on two wheels. Public Transportation No matter where you want to head in San Diego, there is a good chance that you can get there solely through the use of public transportation. If you have never taken public transportation before, you may have no idea how to begin planning a route. Luckily, there is an amazing resource online at www.511sd.com that will plan it all for you! It is called the Quick Trip Planner and all you have to do is fill in where you are starting from, where you want to go, the date, and when you want to arrive at your destination. It will then generate a personalized itinerary for you with all the details you need to get where you want to go, including fare information and an estimate of your total travel time! Try it out, you will be amazed. Learn More Learn more about green commuter options available to you by visiting www.ridelink.org or call 511 (yes, just dial 5-1-1 and you will be able to access traffic conditions, transit/commuter information by phone).

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Directory Index

Directory Index Acupuncture 49 Addictions 52 Adhesives & Glues 105 Advertising 52 Air Purification 52 Allergy Relief 52 Alternative Medicine 52 Alzheimer’s 53 Animal Advocates & Rescue 53 Anxiety & Depression 53 Appliances 54 Architects 105 Art: Artists & Galleries 55 Arthritis 56 Assisted Living 56 Assisted Devices 56 Ayurveda 58 Baby Clothing & Products 65 Beauty 59 Beds & Bedding 59 Bicycling & Mountain Biking 59 Birthing Resources 132 Body Care Products & Services 60 Builders & Building Consultants 106 Business & Income Opportunities 62 Business Resources 62 Cancer Care & Support 62 Candles 64 Carpentry & Woodworking 106

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Carpet & Floor Coverings 107 Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaning 64 Catering 64 Caulking & Grout 108 Childbirth, Natural 132 Children & Babies 65 Childbirth Classes 132 Children’s Clothing 66 Children’s Education & Schools 67 Children’s Furniture & Room Decor 68 Children’s Healthcare 69 Chiropractic 72 Classes & Workshops 12 Cleaning Services 72 Clothing and Accessories 73 Coaching 126 Colon Hydrotherapy 78 Community Supported Agriculture 79 Cooking Classes 80 Cooperatives & Co-ops 135 Cosmetics 80 Counseling Services 81 Craniosacral Therapy 82 Crib Mattresses & Bedding 67 Dementia 82 Dentistry 82 Detoxification & Cleansing 88 Doors 108

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Driveway & Asphalt 108 Drycleaners, Eco-friendly 90 Eco-Consultants 90 Education 91 Environmental Organizations 91 Events 12 Farmers’ Markets 92 Farms, Organic 96 Feng Shui 96 Fertility Support 132 Fitness & Exercise 96 Flooring 109 Flowers, Organic 96 Food Cooperatives 135 Food, Organic 98 & 135 Food Supplements 98 Footwear 99 Furniture & Home Decor 99 Gardening & Landscaping 100 Gardens, Public 103 General Store-Environmental 104 Gift Ideas 104 Graphic Design 104 Green Home & Building – Design, Construction & Remodeling 105 Grocery Stores, Natural 135 Hair Salons & Products 119 Health & Healing Services 119 Health & Wellness Products 121 Healthcare for Babies and Children 69

Hemp Products 122 Herbs & Herbalists 122 Hike-Featured 24 Holistic Health Care Centers 122 Holistic Health Practitioners 123 Holistic Medicine 123 Home Decor 99 Home Improvement 112 Homeopathy 124 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal 124 Hypnotherapy 124 Insurance 112 & 124 Integrative Medicine 125 Invitations & Announcements 125 Juice, Juice Bars, & Smoothies 126 Kidscaping & Gardens 70 Kitchen and Bath Design 112 Lactation Consultants 132 Landscaping & Maintenance 100 Life Coaching, Holistic 126 Lymphatic Health & Therapy 127 Marketing & Graphic Design 127 Massage Therapy 129 Maternity Clothing & Products 132 Mattresses 59 Meditation 130 Midwives 133 Music & Musicians 131 Nail Salons & Care 131 Natural Childbirth 132 Natural Food Stores 135

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Index

Directory Index


Directory Index Nature Centers 142 Naturopathic Doctors 143 Neurofeedback Training 146 Nutrition & Nutritionists 146 Office Supplies & Furnishings 147 Organizers, Professional 112 Oriental Medicine 147 Osteopathy 147 Outdoor Gear & Clothing 148 Painters & Painting Services 112 Paints & Stains 113 Paper 148 Pediatrics, Integrative 70 Permaculture 100 Pest Control, Non-toxic 149 Pet Supplies & Services 151 Pharmacies 152 Photovoltaic Systems 114 Physicians, MDs 152 Play Houses & Tree Houses 70 Pool & Spa Heating 116 Pre and Post-Natal Care & Support 134 Pregnancy Massage 134 Printers 153 Probiotics 153 Psychotherapy Holistic 155 Raw/Living Foods Resources 155 Recycling 157 Reflexology 160 Reproductive Health 132 Residential Care 160

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Restaurants 161 Rock Climbing 166 Roofing 113 Schools for Children 67 Schools, Colleges, & Training Programs 166 Screens, Solar 113 Skin Care 167 Solar Energy & Products 114 Spas, Day Spas Guide 170 Sporting Goods 172 Straw Bale Building Resources 116 Structural Integration 172 Sunscreen / Sunblock 173 Supplements 173 Surfing 173 Teacher Education & Training 71 & 174 Teen Centers 174 Termite Control 175 Thermal Imaging 176 Tile & Stone 117 Toys, Games Books & Music 71 Transportation Alternatives 176 Vacuum Cleaners 176 Vegan Resources 176 Veterinarians, Holistic 177 Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements 179 Voting 179 Water Birthing 134 Water Heating 116 & 117

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Directory Index Water: Purified & Purification Systems 179 Wedding Resources 180 Weight Loss and Management 180 Wildlife Rescue 181 Window Cleaning 117 Windows 118 Women’s Health 182 Wood Finishing 113 Yoga 184

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