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Contents 16 HEALTHY

MITOCHONDRIA, HEALTHY BRAIN

20 THE ROOTS OF GOOD HEALTH

Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

25 MEATLESS MAKEOVER

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28 HEMP GETS HOT

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A Plant-Based Spin on Classic Dishes

Meet the Hardest Working Plant on the Planet

30 COLD-BUSTERS Natural Remedies for Kids

32 IT’S EASY BEING GREEN 36 NATURE BASICS: CBD Weights & Measurements 101

38 WHAT’S REALLY IN THE BOTTLE

The Importance of CBD Lab Reports and How to Read Them

40 CBD’S NEW FRONTIER Help for Mental Health

54 LIVING IN

SYNCHRONICITY

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bodywork & healing arts 25 conscious eating 28 green living

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30 healthy kids 32 plant medicine

section 41 calendar 46 resource guide 54 inspiration 54 ad index 55 classifieds


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GE Computing Announces Total Computer Health Product

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entle Loving Medical Care, the practice of Dr. Brian Cabin, is pleased to announce the completion of their move to a fabulous space for healing, just Brian Cabin two blocks south of the office they’ve occupied for over 20 years. The new space is located at 616 North Country Club, Suite 180, in Tucson. “We are hopeful that our patients will enjoy the beauty and harmony of our office as we continue to provide them with the highest quality preventive and integrative medical care that I’ve spent 30-plus years acquiring through intensive study and mentoring with the top natural physicians in the world,” says Cabin. “We don’t have congested waiting rooms, no lengthy waits for appointments, no rushed time with the doctor and we pride ourselves on providing a personal touch in everything we do.” The new office is located in what is believed to be the first home of the famous Swiss-American architect Joesler, often called the Frank Lloyd Wright of Tucson. He moved to Tucson in 1927 and this was his home before building an extraordinary residence in the Poet’s Corner neighborhood near Alvernon and 5th. Joesler was the architect of such Tucson icons as: the Hacienda del Sol Resort, St. Phillips in the Foothills Church, St. Michaels Church, the Arizona Historic Museum and many more, including some incredible homes dotted throughout the old Tucson foothills. “I am excited for the opportunity to continue to serve my patients in this wonderful and nurturing space,” says Cabin. “Feel free to drop by and let us know what you think.” For more information, call 520-319-2810, email BrianCabinMD@yahoo.com or visit DrCabin.com. See ad, page 17.


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s a National Association of Realtors GREEN designee, Randy Maier, Realtor hopes to find homes for individuals in the Tucson area with green home features, or with the foundation in place to incorporate these features. Maier would like the opportunity to spread the word about how to find and buy a house with the environment in mind, by looking for in-home systems to harvest water and solar energy, build using sustainable materials and find space for gardening. Buying a home is a personal process that should be facilitated by a local business with similar goals to one’s own. Maier recently partnered with the locally owned and operated Arizona Eagle Realty to broaden his knowledge and gain experience in the current housing market of Tucson. With the market for green living features expanding, getting involved now is a great way to Randy Maier be at the forefront of a healthier, more environmentally friendly way of living. Born and raised in Tucson, Maier considers Tucson to be his home. Through his experiences as a Realtor, he hopes to help others find their forever homes here as well. “Finding and buying a house is a huge commitment, and it is important to make sure that your home is a place of joy that can help promote green living to allow others to live comfortable and healthy lives in the future,” enthuses Maier. “With increasing numbers of people embracing the plant-based way of life and its advantages, it is important to form a community of like-minded individuals that all have the goal of living our best lives and leaving the world a better place,” says Maier. “Having and supporting local businesses that aim to be part of this community is crucial to making Tucson a positive and supportive place to live.” Although the idea of plant-based living doesn’t literally correspond with where we live, it is important to remember that this lifestyle is focused on respect—respect for the body, the earth and the people around us. Maier aims to respect not only the needs and desires of future clients, but maintain a level of respect for the environment by promoting green-living practices and modifications.

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eiki Master Teacher Judy Ferrig utilizes her training in reiki and many other energy modalities to enhance her results with clients. She employs her skills to clear chakras and auras and utilizes such techniques as past life regression, visioning and accessing guides to enable clients to develop intuition, and to replace counterproductive beliefs that block Judy Ferrig abundance and well-being. Ferrig also uses her expertise in energy and communication to work with animal wellness and behavior. With her help, clients will understand their animals and learn to communicate what we want—rather than what we don’t want. Ferrig also works effectively at a distance. She clears home and workspaces to optimize environments. Her reiki work is recognized at the School of Integrative Medicine at the U of A. Many physical conditions and behaviors have energetic origins. Clearing non-beneficial energy makes a significant difference in the quality of our lives on all levels, adding to our emotional, mental and physical well-being. Clearing our chakras, aura and belief systems allows us to feel better and operate on a higher level, and the elimination of negative energy reduces the likelihood of disease. As a bonus, those who sign up for Reiki Level I with Ferrig on March 28 will receive an answer to a question they would like her to ask their pet. For more information, call 520-245-4214, email JudyFerrig@ comcast.net or visit OpenPathways-EnergyandCommunication.com. See ad, page 19.

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DGE Integrative Wellness, of Tucson, embraces a hybrid approach to wellness, utilizing services such as genetic testing to optimize the body for weight, nutrient intake, life extension and more. They provide genetic evaluations, fitness optimization, medical weight loss, Nutrigenomics, hormone therapy, wellness optimization, IV therapy and tissue regeneration therapy (TRT). The TRT machine delivers the most effective extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) available and approved by the FDA for the treatment of injuries and degenerative ailments. This treatment is highly effective at treating chronic pain and degenerative conditions. During a TRT treatment, high energy sound waves are delivered to painful, injured or degenerated areas of the body, stimulating healing and tissue regeneration. During this process, blood circulation is improved and stem cell activity is initiated to enhance the body’s ability to heal and regenerate damaged tissue. According to EDGE Integrative Wellness, this non-invasive treatment can improve a person’s quality of life by eliminating pain and restoring mobility. For many, the beneficial effects of a TRT treatment can be seen after only one or two treatments. It is not uncommon for patients to report a reduction in pain immediately after a treatment. TRT can be paired with ozone and platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments to maximize healing and regeneration. TRT can help with conditions such as: Achilles tendon injuries, plantar fasciitis, elbow tendonitis, TMJ, sports-related injuries, overuse injuries, arthritis, trigeminal neuralgia, benign prostatic hyperplasia, male and female sexual dysfunction, diabetic neuropathy, nonhealing wounds and more. It can help with pain in areas such as the ankle, foot, back, neck, hamstring, knee, shoulder, wrist and pelvis. Location: 2900 N. Swan Rd., Ste. 102, Tucson. For more information, call 520-232-3360 or visit EdgeIntegrativeWellness.com. See ad, page 5.


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uantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT) leads to quantum understanding of ourselves and guides us into more self-love. This soul searching happens in minutes, lovingly facilitated by Kryste Andrews. The session is recorded for clients to review for ever deeper understanding. Using QHHT, clients can view their Past Lives to live freely and magnificently now. Exploring a Past Life takes place when an Kryste Andrews appropriate lifetime emerges from our subconscious to teach and heal. According to Andrews, QHHT can address any and all issues. “Are you stuck in destructive patterns of behavior you want to change? Perhaps you’ve lived with physical or emotional pain so long you stopped thinking it will ever go away. Maybe a situation in your life seems out of your control. Change your patterns, get rid of your pain and gain perspective on your situation by getting to the root causes,” says Andrews. “Never been hypnotized? Hypnosis is easy; it happens to all of us all the time. Have you ever listened to a lecture and suddenly realized you’ve not heard a word because your mind took you on a journey of its own? You were daydreaming—a form of self-hypnosis,” explains Andrews. For more information, call 201-759-6845, email KrysteAndrews@ gmail.com or visit KrysteAndrews.com. See ad, page 18.

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ince 2012, Natural Healing Care Center (NHCC) has been providing Tucson with access to countless resources for natural health care, preventive health care and education. One of the main concentrations of the center is helping patients get Medical Marijuana certification cards. The center has now expanded and moved across the street to 2231 East Speedway Boulevard, in Tucson. In the new center, NHCC will now additionally be offering restorative yoga, meditation and workshops. NHCC staff provide medical cannabis education and recommendations for patients, depending on their particular needs. “We’re a well-rounded wellness center that not only practices naturopathic and alternative medicine, but also cannabis. We use cannabis as an introduction to alternative medicine and holistic healing,” says owner David Yrigoyen, a Tucson native. “While we focus a lot of our time on medical cannabis, we incorporate other services as well,” says Yrigoyen. “Often, patients come in seeking assistance with medical cannabis, and end up learning about other services for wellness, coming back later to take advantage of massage therapy, holistic medicine, homeopathy and more. They’re paying more attention to the ways natural medicine can benefit all aspects of their health.” For more information, call 520-323-0069 or visit NaturalHealingCareCenter.com. See ad, page 37. March 2020

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ibroblast therapy, a non-laser, non-surgical approach to skin tightening and skin re-surfacing, is the newest way to tighten skin anywhere on the face or body. Since it is not surgery, there is no cutting, no stitches, nothing to be allergic to and very little down time. It provides subtle results that people will notice. This unique treatment is done with a handheld tool called a plasma arc. The arc is produced when an electrical current coming through a machine and oxygen are placed very close to the skin. It has been described as “like a tiny bolt of lightning”. The arc touches the skin, causing it to slightly, temporarily dehydrate, which in turn causes the skin to contract and tighten. Within a few days, the skin will rehydrate and stimulate collagen production. This production means younger, tighter looking skin—rewinding the “aging clock”. Europe and Asia have been using this technology for quite some years, but it has recently hit the U.S. For skin that is slackening, resulting in droopy eyes, jowls, turkey neck, wrinkled cheeks, crow’s feet, lip lines or forehead creases, this may be the answer. The treatment is also good for helping eradicate stretch marks, scars, loose belly skin and even saggy, baggy arms. Men and women alike can benefit from fibroblast therapy, with local clients ranging from their early forties into their seventies. Loose skin around the eyes, mouth, jowls, cheeks and neck can be toned and tightened without surgery, injections and a lot of downtime. People of any age that are bothered by their stretch marks, acne scars or saggy skin on their bellies or underarms are all candidates for this state-of-the-art treatment. Debbie Shaw is owner of Alternatives in Health Care Detox Therapy Spa, the first spot in Tucson to offer fibroblast therapy. She is offering a free consultation, trial and aftercare kit to the first 10 people that mention this article and book an appointment ($50 value). Connect at 520-275-4510 or DetoxTherapySpa.com. See ad, page 27.

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nyone who has celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity knows that it can be difficult to choose appropriate foods to remain symptom free, while at the same time consuming a healthy and nutritious variety of meals. In today’s world, we are thankfully more and more aware that the food we put in our bodies has a huge impact on both our physical and mental health and well-being. Never has the saying “You are what you eat” been more timely and true. Many people prefer not to eat animal products, either for philosophical or religious reasons, or just to feel healthier. For those who combine a vegan or plant-based lifestyle with a gluten-free diet, it becomes essential to plan carefully to be sure to get the proper nutrition to run all the complex systems in our bodies. Many plant-based products can contain gluten, so extra vigilance is required when choosing food items. It’s also important to remember that even though a product is labeled “plant based”, it may still have unwanted additives. Careful reading of labels is always key to avoiding contamination. Getting proper protein and vitamins can be accomplished by eating a variety of beans, seeds and nuts, and using flours made from them. Dark leafy greens, fortified plant-based milks, dried figs and oatmeal are all good sources of calcium. Many gluten-free grains are good sources of iron as are lentils, kidney beans, lima beans and chickpeas. B-12 is also an important nutrient which may require supplementation, since it only occurs naturally in animal products and is poorly absorbed by those with celiac disease. The bottom line is that it is definitely possible to stay healthy and well-nourished on both a gluten-free and plant-based diet, as long as extra care is taken to ensure that all nutritional needs for the body are being met through food and supplement choices. Eat mindfully and enjoy. Susan Fulton is co-owner of Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro, located at 5845 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson. Connect at 520-408-9000 or GourmetGirlsGlutenFree.com. See ad, page 28.

Drinking either not enough or too much water can decrease cognitive performance in older women, Penn State University researchers reported in the European Journal of Nutrition. In a nationwide study, 1,271 women and 1,235 men over age 60 gave blood samples, answered questionnaires about the previous day’s food and drinks, and performed cognitive tests to measure working memory, brain processing speed and sustained attention. Women, but not men, performed more poorly if they were not in the “sweet spot” of just enough hydration, typically around two liters a day. “As we age, our water reserves decline due to reductions in muscle mass, our kidneys become less effective at retaining water and hormonal signals that trigger thirst and motivate water intake become blunted,” explains lead author Hilary Bethancourt, in urging greater attention to hydration levels.

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n 2007, Dr. Terry Wahls reversed her symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. She went from a tilt-recline wheelchair to standing, walking, and after nine months, riding her bicycle again. Today she teaches others how to use food and lifestyle changes to reverse their own symptoms of neurological and autoimmune diseases (seen in her TEDx talk, “Minding Your Mitochondria”). While Wahls had been a vegetarian for 20 years, she found that incorporating some meat into her diet helped her. However, her protocol recommends up to nine cups of vegetables and a little fruit every day. These nine cups of vegetables are chosen because of their ability to nourish and fortify the brain cells and the mitochondria. For those having some brain symptoms like brain fog, reduced recall, forgetfulness and just not being as sharp as in the past, eating foods that nourish the brain may help reduce some

symptoms. Two key foods to eliminate would be all wheat and dairy. We know that anyone who eats wheat will have a reduction in blood flow to the frontal lobes of the brain by one third. This will last a few hours to a few days for some people. Dairy causes inflammation to the nervous system. With inflammation comes altered function of the cells, resulting in a decline in health. What are mitochondria? Mitochondria are the part of the cell that generates energy for the cell to carry out its normal function. Every brain cell and heart cell contains at least 1,000 mitochondria each. The rest of the cells in the body contain less than that per cell. Therefore, if we are lacking energy or get fatigued quickly, we may want to eat foods that can help fortify and nourish the mitochondria every day. Check out The Wahls Protocol book and cookbook for details of the foods recommended by Wahl. Her new book with updated information will be released at the end of March. Wahls is currently performing her 16th study on MS and how diet and lifestyle changes can improve the health of those with MS specifically. However, in her practice, she sees benefits for many others with neurological and autoimmune diseases with this same protocol. So, anyone with a brain and mitochondria who would like to improve the health of those tissues, may want to consider checking out this new book. The body is always looking to heal, repair and restore itself. Giving it the right fuel and more allows it to do just that. Jean Read, PT is the only Wahls Protocol certified medical practitioner in the state of Arizona. She coaches others with neurological and autoimmune issues, chronic pain, weight loss and more with the functional nutrition principles. Connect at 956-566-5443. See ad, page 19.

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hether identifying as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian or other veggie-friendly variant, a growing number of Americans are moving away from meat products and toward plant-rich foods. Most come to a plant-based diet for personal, planetary or animal welfare reasons; however, they stay for the flavorful foods they discover along their dietary journey and the health benefits they reap. Marly McMillen-Beelman was prescribed medications to alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. “I knew I didn’t want to be on prescriptions, so I decided to change my diet, beginning by giving up meat, dairy and eggs. I immediately felt much better and my symptoms went 20

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away naturally,” says the Kansas City, Missouri, author of The Everything Vegan Meal Prep Cookbook and founder of Chopped Academy, an online resource for food bloggers. “Now I eat an even greater variety of food than I did before I went vegan.” While only 3 percent of Americans identified as vegan and 5 percent as vegetarian in a recent Gallup Poll, a 2018 report by restaurant consultants Baum + Whiteman indicates that about 83 percent are eating more plant-based foods. Embarking on a plant-based diet is a lifelong adventure, but it can take time to adjust. Experts recommend a healthy dose of self-love with the newfound fondness for fruits and veggies. “Give yourself some slack and realize that dietary changes do

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Start with familiar plant-based foods you already enjoy, and ease into trying new foods, whether tempeh or lentils. ~April Murray diet,” explains Webb, whose daughter also has cystic fibrosis. Cutting out grains was a game-changer in “calming down his gut, where most of immune response lies,” says Webb. “He is now off asthma medication and the number of allergens he suffers from has dropped from seven to two.” Webb’s family eats bountifully from their backyard garden, complemented by meat and produce from local farmers’ markets, where she can be certain the foods were produced sustainably and humanely. “I use meat to flavor soups or accent vegetables, rather than as the star of the show. I like to focus on real flavors, using lots of garlic, herbs and spices,” says Webb. Murray, author of The Everything Pegan Diet Cookbook: 300 Recipes for Starting—and Maintaining—the Pegan Diet, follows that diet, a mash-up of paleo and vegan regimens that focuses on whole, fresh and sustainable food high in healthy fats and vitamins. The Pegan diet eschews refined sugar and highly processed foods, while allowing meat, poultry, fish and eggs,

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avigating the lexicon of plant-based diets can be tricky, and choosing a diet even trickier. Here’s a brief guide to some of the commonly used terms. Flexitarians eat a mainly vegetarian diet, but will consume meat on occasion. Pegans (a term coined by Dr. Mark Hyman, who follows the diet) focus on eating vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, meat, fish and eggs, while avoiding dairy, grains, legumes, sugar and processed foods. Pescatarians like radio host Howard Stern eat fish, seafood and other forms of animal products such as dairy, but don’t eat other forms of meat such as chicken, beef or pork. Plant-based diets, followed by celebrities like Ben Stiller, consist mostly or entirely of foods derived from plants, including vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits, with few or no animal products. Vegans don’t consume any animal products, including eggs, dairy, honey or gelatin. Famous vegans include Ellen DeGeneres, Betty White, Beyonce, Bill Clinton, Madonna and Venus Williams.

Vegetarians refrain from meat and seafood, but will consume dairy or other animal byproducts such as honey. Well-known vegetarians include Albert Einstein, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Doris Day, Jane Goodall, Kristen Wiig and Prince.

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as well as gluten-free grains, legumes and dairy products in small amounts. “This diet can be helpful to different people in so many ways,” says Murray. “For people with diabetes and blood sugar dysregulation, this high-fiber diet can help lower blood sugar and insulin levels. Heart health will improve, as you’ll be eating less animal products, which can be high in cholesterol and saturated fat. Many individuals also find themselves losing unwanted weight as they get filled up so quickly with these whole foods.”

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While some worry about getting sufficient nutrients on a largely plant-based diet, nutrition experts say these fears are unfounded. “People think they need to calculate every nutrient, but if you eat a plant-centered, whole-foods diet, you will get every vitamin and mineral you need to thrive,” says Ocean Robbins, co-founder of the Food Revolution Network and author of The 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World. Legumes, nuts and seeds are all healthy, abundant sources of protein and iron. Reed Mangels, author of Your Complete Vegan Pregnancy: Your All-in-One Guide to a Healthy, Holistic, Plant-Based Pregnancy, busts the myth that cow’s milk is a must for growing bones. “Calcium, vitamin D and protein are the nutrients we usually associate with bone health. One easy way to get all three is a soy-based or pea protein-based plant milk that is forti-

fied with calcium and vitamin D,” says Mangels, adding that green vegetables like kale, bok choy, collards and broccoli are great sources of calcium. “‘Eating the rainbow’ is great way to make sure you’re consuming a variety of nutrients,” offers London-based Ben Pook, who co-authored the cookbook So Vegan in 5 with his partner Roxy Pope. “Many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants bring their own distinctive colors to fruits and vegetables, so preparing colorful meals is a simple way of getting as many nutrients into your diet as possible.”

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Dietary changes can be challenging to navigate initially, particularly when faced with social situations ranging from family gatherings to cohabitation. Having a good plan going into such situations can help ease the transition, say experts. “Never show up to an event hungry. You will be more likely to make a good decision if you are nourished. On the way there, remind yourself why you are making the transition to plant-based eating,” suggests Murray. “I call myself a secular vegan because I don’t have a dogmatic approach to the way I eat. If I go to a family dinner and someone has made something special for me, but they used a non-vegan cheese, I will respect my family member’s effort and eat some of it. These situations will pop up from time to time, and the more you can be compassionate with yourself, the better,” says McMillen-Beelman. “If you are living with people who are

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any new regimens begin with gusto, only to be abandoned because old diets die hard. Here are some expert tips for eating well over the long haul. “Find plant-based options at your favorite restaurants, and be open to new flavors. I promise you, your taste buds will change,” says April Murray, dietician and author of The Everything Pegan Diet Cookbook. To keep the momentum and inspiration going, follow plaant-based chefs on social media, she adds. When switching to a plant-based diet, some miss the rich, fatty flavors found in meat, says Ben Pook, co-author of So Vegan in 5. “The trick we found is using ingredients rich in umami, which is a flavor commonly found in meat. One of our favorites is miso paste (fermented soybeans), which has an intense savory taste. We often add it to stews, pies and even pastas to deliver more depth of flavor. Soy sauce and porcini mushrooms are also a great substitute.” “Sustainable change doesn’t happen overnight. If not sure what to cook, start with one big salad a week. When you get the hang of that, add in something else, like prepping snacks from scratch. Small things add up over time,” says Leah Webb, author of The Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free Family Cookbook. “Seek out loved ones who share your food values and nurture those relationships. You might be surprised how many people around you are also quietly trying to achieve similar goals,” says Ocean Robbins, founder of the Food Revolution Network. “We put a lot of pressure on ourselves when we first switched to a plant-based diet. Shopping for vegan food and eating out at restaurants felt very overwhelming, and we found ourselves spending hours checking food labels. We’ve come to realize that veganism isn’t black or white and encourage others not to worry about making mistakes along the way,” shares Pook. If we can’t resist temptation on occasion, that’s okay too, Murray says. “That one unhealthy meal won’t undo all the hard work you’ve put in. Get right back on track the next morning. Positivity is key.”


not joining you in making a dietary shift, agree to respect each other’s choices. Make it a shared learning journey rather than a power struggle,” says Robbins. For example, he suggests making a vegetarian base and allowing those that want animal products to add them as toppings. A burrito bar can accommodate all diets by allowing people to add their own fixings to a base of beans and tortillas, whether those be dairy options like cheese and sour cream or veganfriendly guacamole and salsa. For families with kids, being flexible and inclusive can help make changes feel more positive and sustainable. “We never eat processed foods at home, but parties are that time I tell my kids they can eat whatever they want,” says Webb. “Get your children involved, so that they are more engaged in the eating experience. Let your children pick out recipes or snacks for the week. Make the food look pretty and it will taste more satisfying,” adds Murray.

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I call myself a secular vegan because I don’t have a dogmatic approach to the way I eat. ~Marly McMillen-Beelman hacks for making food prep and planning fun and easy. Robbins suggests finding go-to recipes to put on repeat. “Your prep time goes down a lot as you make the same dish, and the familiarity will help you develop lasting habits around new food patterns,” he says. Webb incorporates a healthy protein, fat and vegetable into every meal, even breakfast, but cooks in batches and freezes portions or repurposes leftovers to simplify mealtimes. “You’ll get burned out if you try to cook something from scratch every meal,” says Webb. “We eat a lot of eggs because we raise chickens, so I’ll do baked frittatas I can reheat during the week.” Advance meal prep can take the pressure off busy times like the weekday

breakfast rush, adds Robbins. One of his favorite breakfasts involves soaking oats and chia seeds overnight, which he tops in the morning with some unsweetened soy or coconut milk, chopped banana, frozen blueberries, and a dash of maple syrup, vanilla and nutmeg. “It’s full of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and phytonutrients,” he says. Webb encourages people to get out of their food comfort zones by experimenting with approximate ingredients, like swapping kabocha or honeynut squash for butternut squash. Robbins also suggests making social connections with others on the same path by cooking them a meal, organizing a meal swap or sharing extras. “It’s not a diet or a fad; it’s a way of life. Start where you are and remember it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress. Have love, dignity and compassion toward yourself and others along the journey,” he says. April Thompson is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. Connect at AprilWrites.com.

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Meatless Makeover A Plant-Based Spin on Classic Dishes

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hen contemplating a shift toward a plant-based diet, some may prematurely mourn the loss of their favorite meaty classics. Luckily, enterprising vegan chefs have experimented with flavors and textures that will lure almost any palate into loving a plant-based version of their favorite dishes without resorting to processed foods. “Plant-based versions of classic dishes offer all the nutritional benefits of plants without the cholesterol and saturated fats from animal products,” says chef and author Marly McMillen-Beelman. “You don’t have to abandon all your favorite foods to become vegan—just veganize them.” The Kansas City chef makes carrot “dogs”, for example, by roasting carrots in a savory mix of tamari, agave, miso, paprika and garlic for a cookout-worthy treat. McMillen-Beelman’s cookbook The Everything Vegan Meal Prep Cookbook also offers many bean- and legume-based versions of classic sandwiches, like a vegan “Big Mac”

with quinoa and pinto beans; a burger made from oats, black beans and pecans; meatballs from tofu and lentils; and a chicken salad based on tempeh, a fermented, soy-based, high-protein product with a nutty flavor. “A lot of people like using tempeh, tofu or jackfruit for a meaty texture. It needs to be well seasoned, but so does meat,” suggests Ocean Robbins, author of The 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, & Transform Your World. “To mimic cheese, some combination of nuts and nutritional yeast, cultured nut cheeses or plant-based milks works nicely.” McMillen-Beelman likes using jackfruit for a “pulled pork” sandwich or taco, the tropical fruit being packed with vitamin C, protein, calcium, potassium and iron. Her slow-cooked version leans on whole-food ingredients, including pear and cranberries, to add natural sweetness and phytonutrients. “I use canned jackfruit because it’s much easier to find and cook with than the expensive jumbo whole fruit,” she says.

Natural Awakenings recommends using organic, non-GMO (genetically modified) and non-bromated ingredients whenever possible.

Ben Pook, the London co-author with Roxy Pope of So Vegan in 5, says mushrooms lend substance and umami flavor to vegan dishes such as a mushroom, sage and onion Wellington as a substitute for the classic beef Wellington. “We use portobello mushrooms for their meaty texture, which we surround with a sage and onion stuffing—all wrapped in vegan puff pastry to create a centerpiece worthy of any dinner party,” says Pook, whose cookbook features dozens of plant-based recipes that contain only five ingredients each, such as a broccoli alfredo with cashews, broccolini, tagliatelle pasta, nutritional yeast and garlic. Nuts can also work wonders in a vegetarian dish, such as Pook and Pope’s walnut meat tacos, which blend toasted walnuts together with spices like cumin, paprika, garlic and chili powder to create a mince-like texture built into a taco with toppings galore. Many classic dishes can also be adapted by simply leaving out the meat and letting the spices, herbs and vegetables shine through; for example, in a vegan shepherd’s pie, go with penne pasta with red sauce or a garlicky pesto with extra nuts, greens and olive oil in lieu of cheese. Sweet tooth cravings can be satisfied with healthy, plant-based versions of classic desserts, substituting aquafaba (the starchy liquid left over from canned beans) instead of frothy egg whites, or olive oil or avocado for butter. Nut butters can also add a touch of richness to a dish, whether sweet or savory. “I love making a peanut coconut milk curry soup with onions, mushrooms and bok choy, with peanut butter, lime juice and soy sauce blended into the coconut milk for a luxurious flavor and texture. It’s great over potatoes, quinoa or rice,” says Robbins. “Vegan food doesn’t need to be expensive, boring or complicated,” Pook says. “There really are endless possibilities when it comes to cooking with plants, so don’t be afraid to experiment and create your own twist.” Connect with Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer April Thompson at AprilWrites.com. March 2020

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Meanwhile, add the flour to a small plate and set aside. Press the tofu if required. (Extra-firm tofu contains very little moisture, so this step isn’t always necessary.) Then slice the block in half and break the tofu into bite-sized pieces with hands. Season the tofu on both sides with salt and pepper; dip tofu into the flour, followed by the milk mixture, then the crisp mixture. Repeat until all the tofu pieces have been coated.

Vegan Popcorn ‘Chicken’ Yields: 4 to 6 servings 10.5 oz extra-firm tofu Sea salt and pepper ½ cup flour Vegetable oil Dry ingredients: 3.5 oz paprika-flavored chips 4 Tbsp flour 2 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp smoked paprika ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp garlic powder Wet ingredients: ½ cup plant-based milk ½ Tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp hot sauce To serve: Tomato ketchup Vegan mayonnaise

Combine the plant-based milk and apple cider vinegar in a separate bowl. Let sit for a minute or two until the milk curdles and turns into a “buttermilk”. Then add the hot sauce and mix everything together until the ingredients are well combined. Set aside. Tucson Edition

Carefully add half a dozen or so tofu pieces to the hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes on each side or until the tofu begins to brown and is extra crispy. It’s important to not overcrowd the pan, as it can lower the temperature of the oil. When the tofu is ready, carefully remove it from the pan and transfer it to a plate lined with parchment paper; immediately season it with some extra salt, which will help make it even crispier. Repeat until all the tofu pieces are cooked. Serve with a favorite dip, such as one made by combining equal amounts of tomato ketchup and vegan mayo. Adapted from So Vegan in 5 by Roxy Pope and Ben Pook.

Crush the paprika crisps between a clean tea towel using a rolling pin until no big pieces remain. Transfer to a bowl along with the remaining dry ingredients and a pinch of salt and pepper. Use a spoon to mix everything together, then set aside

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Add the vegetable oil to a pan until it’s ¼-inch deep. Tip: Use a wok to reduce the amount of oil needed. Heat the oil on medium-high. Drop a tiny amount of the dry mixture; if it starts sizzling as soon as it hits the oil, it’s ready.

Walnut Meat Tacos Yields: 4 servings Walnut meat: 14 oz walnuts 1 Tbsp smoked paprika 2 tsp chili powder 1½ Tbsp ground cumin 3 garlic cloves 2 tsp balsamic vinegar 2 tsp maple syrup 2.5 oz sun-dried tomatoes in oil Sea salt

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Black bean mixture: 9 oz canned sweet corn 14 oz canned black beans Sea salt and pepper ½ lime Handful of fresh cilantro Salsa: 9 oz cherry tomatoes 1 green chili 1 red onion 1 lime Handful of fresh cilantro Sea salt and pepper To serve: 2 avocados ½ lime 8-10 small corn tortillas Vegan yogurt Toast the walnuts in a pan over a medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until they begin to smoke. Keep an eye on them and stir occasionally to prevent them burning. Then peel and dice the garlic and add it to the walnuts along with the smoked paprika, chili powder and ground cumin. Stir to coat the walnuts in the spices, then cook for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, drain and rinse the black beans and sweet corn. Transfer them to a separate pan and stir in a generous pinch of salt and pepper, as well as the juice from the lime. Heat through for 5 minutes on a medium


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heat. Remove the pan from the heat, roughly chop the cilantro and stir it into the beans and sweet corn.

Mushroom, Sage and Onion Wellington

Add the cooked walnuts, garlic and spices to a food processor along with the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, sun-dried tomatoes (drain as much oil as possible) and a pinch of salt. Process for a minute or two until the walnut mixture turns into a mince-like texture.

Yields: 4 servings

Next, prepare the salsa by slicing the cherry tomatoes into quarters and transfer them to a mixing bowl. Peel and dice the red onion, slice the chili (leave the seeds in if spicy is preferred) and roughly chop the cilantro leaves, adding all to the mixing bowl. Squeeze the juice from the lime into the bowl, along with a generous pinch of salt and pepper, then stir to combine. Meanwhile, heat through the tortillas in a pan over a low-medium heat. Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh and mash it in a bowl along with juice from half a lime. When you’re ready to assemble your tacos, spoon a few tablespoons of the walnut mixture on top of a tortilla, followed by the bean mixture, salsa and a dollop of mashed avocado. Top with a drizzle of vegan yogurt. Repeat for the remaining tacos. Adapted from So Vegan in 5 by Roxy Pope and Ben Pook.

An absolute showstopper and the perfect dish to make for friends on a Sunday afternoon alongside some tasty, roasted vegetables.

8 Portobello mushrooms 3 onions 10 sage leaves 4.2 oz walnuts 2 (11 oz) sheets of dairy-free puff pastry Preheat oven to 425° F and line a large baking tray with baking paper. Wipe any excess dirt off the mushrooms and place five of them in an ovenproof dish. Drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt and pepper, then bake for 15 minutes. Remove the mushrooms from the oven and set aside, leaving the oven switched on for later. Meanwhile, quarter the remaining mushrooms; peel and roughly chop the onions and add to a food processor along with sage leaves, walnuts, ½ teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Process to form a smooth paste, then fry in a pan over a medium-high heat for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Roll out one sheet of pastry onto the lined baking tray. Spread a third of the paste down the middle of the pastry lengthways,

spreading it 2 inches wide and leaving the same length clear at each end. Turn the baked mushrooms upside-down to drain excess juices, then place three of the mushrooms, gills facing up, on top of the paste along the middle of the pastry. Add the remaining two mushrooms, gills facing down, between the three mushrooms. Spoon the remaining paste around the mushrooms to cover them on all sides. Place the second sheet of pastry on top and use your fingers to seal the edges together. Trim around the Wellington roughly one inch away from the filling, discarding the excess pastry as you go. Lightly score the Wellington with diagonal lines at 1-inch intervals and brush with olive oil. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes, until the pastry turns a lovely golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve in slices. Adapted from So Vegan in 5 by Roxy Pope and Ben Pook.

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crop that was illegal in U.S. soil for more than half a century is now reaching for the sun. Industrial hemp, the low- or no-THC cousin to marijuana, has created high hopes among farmers, agricultural researchers, manufacturers and consumers. By 2019, America had become the world’s third-largest producer, behind Canada and China, where it’s been cultivated for 8,500 years. “It’s the fastest-growing ag industry that we’ve ever seen,” says Tara Valentine, hemp specialist at the Rodale Institute, in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Since hemp’s inclusion in the 2018 Farm Bill, Rodale’s hemp web page hits have grown 10-fold.

Better Products All parts of the hemp plant are useful in multiple ways, and hemp has applications in textiles, construction, bioremediation, technology, nutrition and health, including cannabidiol (CBD). The seeds are rich in protein, essential fatty acids and vitamins. They can be eaten, ground into flour or pressed for oil that is used for cooking or in body care products. The stems undergo decortication to separate the long outer fibers (bast) from the short inner fibers (hurd). Hemp hurd makes extremely durable hempcrete for construction, absorbent and dust-free animal bedding or pellets for heating stoves. An exponential rise in the use of hemp is expected 28

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because it can replace products made from paper, wood, plastic, cotton and fossil fuels. “Hemp fiber is going to dominate the market once we get to the full manufacturing potential,” says Erica Stark, executive director of the National Hemp Association, in Washington, D.C. The first introductions consumers can expect include hemp paper products, such as plates and toilet paper, and biodegradable hemp bioplastics like cutlery and cups. Construction materials and other products are expected to quickly follow.

Environmentally Friendly The Institute of Papermaking and Printing, at the Technical University of Lodz, Poland, did a 2015 study comparing making paper from wood to making it from hemp. Among the findings: hemp takes four months to grow, while trees need 20 to 80 years. An acre of hemp can produce four or more times as much paper as an acre of trees. Hemp paper doesn’t need toxic bleaching and can be recycled twice as many times. Other studies concur. Paper without deforestation would be a major benefit, but it’s a minor job on hemp’s profound résumé. “Hemp needs to be a part of every climate change conversation, not only because it sequesters huge amounts of carbon during cultivation, but also because construction products made out of hemp will continue to sequester


carbon for up to 100 years,” says Stark. Hemp could also help save the depleted soil on U.S. farmland that has been destroyed by tilling and synthetic fertilizers. “We have to rebuild the soil by putting carbon back in and increasing organic matter,” says Valentine. Hemp does this with a massive root biomass that breaks up compacted soils, improves water infiltration and reduces runoff and erosion. Fast-growing hemp naturally suppresses weeds, needs no pesticides and isn’t picky about soil, water or latitude. By comparison, cotton is water-intensive and uses 25 percent of the world’s pesticides.

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COLD-BUSTERS Natural Remedies for Kids by Ronica O’Hara

their nose, behind their ears and on the back of their neck, on their chest and on the soles of their feet.”

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Saltwater gargle for a sore throat: As soon as anyone

in her family shows signs of getting sick, they begin gargling with salt water, says Tangela Walker-Craft, a mother and former teacher in Lakeland, Florida. “Saltwater loosens mucus and flushes bacteria out of the throat. It will also help to reduce swelling,” she says.

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Elderberry or Umcka to ease symptoms: A recent

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arch brings the first whiffs of fragrant spring air, along with a heightened chance of runny noses, coughs, sore throats and congestion in youngsters. The spring and fall months are the most likely times to catch a cold because seasonal allergens inflame nostrils, making it easier for cold viruses to have their way. Although many worried parents reach for cold and cough medicines, antihistamines or even antibiotics, there is little evidence that these ease symptoms or hasten recovery, and they may even cause harm, according to reports from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The AAP suggests some natural approaches for symptoms, including sponging for fevers as well as hydration, honey and chest rubs. A metastudy published in American Family Physician in 2012 found that treatment with buckwheat honey, Umcka ColdCare, nasal saline irrigation, a vapor rub or zinc sulfate “may decrease cold symptoms in children.” Here are those and some other natural strategies:

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Hydration to flush out germs: “If your child doesn’t like

drinking water, add a spritz of lemon, ginger, crushed berries or fruit juice to give it some flavor,” advises Heather Tynan, ND, of Evergreen Naturopathic, in San Diego. A child can also drink coconut water or suck on frozen berries or popsicles.

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Honey for sleeplessness and coughs: Honey can kill

both viruses and bacteria, and in a Pennsylvania State University study, a bedtime teaspoon of buckwheat honey beat out dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant used in over-the-counter cold and cough medicines, in helping kids sleep better and cough less. (But don’t give honey to a kid under age 1 because of the risk of botulism.)

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Chest rub to ease congestion: A chest rub can help clear a

child’s congestion, but choose natural ingredients like aloe, eucalyptus, lavender and rosemary; that’s a safer bet than the standard mentholated products which can cause breathing problems in toddlers. Natural alternatives are sold at health food stores, and a do-it-yourself version can be made simply by mixing together one cup of coconut oil, 20 drops of eucalyptus oil and 10 drops of peppermint oil.

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Essential oils to fight infection: A combination of

five essential oils—clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus and rosemary, commonly known as four thieves—has antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral and immune-stimulating properties, says Tynan. “Diffuse it in your child’s room, or dilute well (about one to two drops per five milliliters of carrier oil) and apply under

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meta-analysis in Complementary Therapies in Medicine concluded that elderberry syrup (in stores as Sambucol) reduces the duration and severity of cold and flu symptoms. “The syrup is sweet and delicious, so typically very easy to get children to take,” says naturopathic doctor Kiera Smialek, of Scottsdale, Arizona. Umcka ColdCare, based on the South African geranium, halved cold symptoms in five days compared to a placebo in a University of Chicago study.

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Zinc sulfate to shorten a cold: If taken within the first

24 hours of symptoms, zinc sulfate tablets or syrup can reduce colds by a day or more, studies suggest.

Warming socks to boost immunity: This odd-sounding

strategy “increases circulation, decreases chest congestion and increases the activity of the immune system,” says Smialek. Soak a pair of cotton socks in ice cold water. Wring them out and place them on the child’s feet. Cover them with thick dry socks, ideally wool. Keep them on overnight. In the morning, the wet, cotton socks will be dry. “Remember, the best remedies for cold and flu are rest and time,” says Tynan. In the meantime, though, steps like these “can help you kick it much faster and reduce some symptoms while you’re doing so.” Ronica A. O’Hara is a Denver-based health writer. Connect at OHaraRonica@gmail.com.

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It’s Easy Being Green by J. Garnet

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here are 6.3 million Irish living in Ireland. There are over six times that number living here in the U.S., with the latest numbers showing just under 40 million people. Irish is the second largest ancestral background in the U.S. behind German, with just over 11 percent of the population. It’s not surprising then that St. Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated across the country. Irish emigrants traversed the open sea by the hundreds of thousands during the rise of the New World. The failed Irish potato crop in 1846 was the primary reason that many fled their homeland. The country was stricken with famine. America held the promise of religious freedom, rich soil that could be planted and a vast amount of land, free for the taking. President Abraham Lincoln signed the first Homestead Act in 1862. The law allowed emigrants up to 160 acres 32

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of land for free, other than a small filing fee of $18. The applicants had to agree to live on and develop the land for five years before a deed was issued for ownership. Although it sounds too good to be true, the hard facts show that it took a lot of back-breaking work to fulfill the agreement. Who better to succeed than the diligent, hardworking Irish? Each year on March 17, the U.S. turns a shade of green. The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the U.S. can be traced back to the mid-18th century. It is believed to have started when Irish Catholics in the British army congregated and marched in the streets of Boston in honor of the country’s patron saint, Patrick. The holiday didn’t start out full of festivities and fun. It was a sad day in remembrance of the death of Patrick and to pay tribute to the man who brought Christianity to Ireland. Over the

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centuries, St. Patrick’s Day morphed into a celebration of Ireland’s rich history, culture, folklore and cuisine. The Irish brought many traditions to the U.S., including the practice of plant medicine. Ireland is a land fabled to be rich with fairies and witches. In ancient times, the practice of healing others could be seen as witchcraft. Using natural herbs, spices and plants, village healers were revered and seen as working with fairies and Mother Nature to cure illness and disease. Irish homesteads usually had enormous gardens. One section of the garden was devoted to medicinal herbs and spices. These ingredients were used to help season foods and to also store away in a makeshift medicine cabinet as medicine. One flowered herb grows naturally throughout Ireland and didn’t need to be planted in a garden because of its abundance. Long standing healing traditions accompanied the Irish to America in the form of a shamrock. The unofficial state flower of Ireland is the clover, or shamrock. Although all shamrocks are clover, not all clovers are shamrocks, but the differences are few, so the two are most often interchangeable. With her vast fields of green, Ireland is covered in clover. St. Patrick himself used the small, three-leafed herb as a teaching tool as he spread the new religion through the country. He used the clover as a metaphor while explaining the holy trinity of Christianity. The clover is a tiny annual herb. Depending on the variety, the flowers can be red, white, yellow or purple. Most clover is edible and has been used to top salads or added to a stew. Be certain to research clover geographically; whereas the white clover in cold climates is fine to eat, in warmer climates the same white clover may become poisonous. Boiling the flower can increase its edibility. The clover is highly medicinal as well.

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The red and white varieties of clover can be used as a blood purifier. Because of this, the red and white varieties can be steeped into tea as a treatment for liver or digestive tract issues. The white variety is also effective in fighting respiratory problems. The leaves and the flowers act as an expectorant and can be used to fight off lung spasms that are present with whooping cough. Generally, it is an antiasthmatic agent. Clover is loaded with phytoestrogens and is helpful with combating menopausal symptoms. It also helps to balance the hormonal glands in the body because of its high levels of proteins and vital minerals. It has also been used in treating breast and ovarian cancers. Clover promotes an increase in lymph throughout the body, which builds the immune system and gives it a boost when the body is battling disease. Red clover is a blood thinner as well as a diuretic. This minimizes inflammation, cramps and muscle tension. Therapeutic levels of coumarins, the chemical compounds of anticoagulant agents, in red clover prevents plaque build- up in the arteries—making it a hero in the battle against heart disease. Rich in calcium and magnesium, clover is also effective for relaxing the central nervous system. As a poultice, red clover can be applied to the skin to treat eczema and other skin conditions. The four-leaf clover, although simply a mutation from the original three-leaf clover, is said to bring luck. Luck, however, is not needed when using the herb as medicine. It’s natural and grows abundantly all over the world. It was the rich history of plant medicine in Ireland which shed light on the many benefits of the clover. J. Garnet, M.Ed. is a writer, teacher, speaker and healer. Garnet’s passion is helping the public see that nature is medicine. Connect at 520-437-8855 or Jeffrey@JGarnet.com.

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BD. Everyone is talking about it and a lot of people are taking it. But if all the information we are getting is from our well intentioned direct marketing person, our Aunt Gertrude or even the local CBD store, we might be confused. Some are of the understanding that the more CBD we use, the better. Some have been told that only broad spectrum is the right form to take. Many know nothing at all about CBD and aren’t using it because they find the whole subject confusing. So let’s start with the basics. CBD is the common name for cannabidiol, one of many different chemicals called cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant. It comes from hemp, not necessarily marijuana. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll take a broad view of CBD and focus on three types: broad spectrum, full spectrum and isolates. Broad spectrum means that while CBD is prominent, there are also three or four other cannabinoids present, as well as terpenes. We know what terpenes are because we’ve experienced them all our lives. Simply put, terpenes are what gives an orange its citrusy smell. They give pine trees their unique aroma. They’re even responsible for the relaxing effects in lavender. They are chemicals that determine how things smell. Cannabinoids and terpenes work together in something called the entourage effect. The terpenes make the cannabinoids more effective. We find this in many CBD

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oils, but they normally don’t include all the terpenes. Then there is full spectrum, which means that the hemp plant is used in its entirety. The root, the stem, the leaves and the flower are extracted and used in the amounts nature intended. We’ll find CBD in it (like we’d find pectin in an apple) and it will include all the terpenes. Then there is the CBD isolate, which is only CBD, and found most effective in topical creams. What about amount? Is 1200mg of CBD more effective than 600mg? Not necessarily. The goal is to activate our CBD receptors (many found in the mouth). Like vitamins, if we take too much CBD, we will just pee it out. So it’s important financially to find the dose that’s right for each individual. Kalyn Wolf is the owner of Cloud Nine Flotation and the formulator and manufacturer of McShea Dream Cream, made with CBD isolate. She has been involved with CBD since May 2016. She is certified in Homeopathy and aromatherapy and has been a student of natural ways of healing since 1985. Cloud Nine exclusively carries Oregon Farms CBD Oil, Colorado Hemp Honey and McShea Dream Cream. Connect at 520-668-4017 or FloatTucson.com. See ad, page 18.

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ost of the world uses the metric system to compare weights, measurements and the capacity of objects and substances. It’s a measuring system based on decimals and uses the units meter for length, liter for liquid measurement and gram for weight. It was developed by a French mathematician, Gabriel Mouton (1618-1694), and adopted as the official measurement system in France. In the 1790s, when the Founding Fathers were establishing a national standard of weights and measurements dictated by the constitution in Section 8 of Article 1, Thomas Jefferson, then Secretary of State, rejected the metric system and adopted the British Imperial System which is still used today. Every major industrial country around the world uses the metric system— except for the U.S. and several other small countries. There have been numerous opportunities for America to transition to the metric system, which is more logical, simpler and is recognized around the world. Money and time have been the roadblocks stopping the changeover. Because of this, Americans who are in the process of switching to alternative medicines are finding it difficult to navigate through the different weights and measurements where dosing is required.

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Brought to you by Earth’s Healing In the U.S., unless someone works in the medical, automotive or industrial industry, most people are unable to decipher the differences between an ounce and a milliliter or a gram and a pound. When dealing with prescription medications, the medical community doses the drug using the metric system. Unfortunately, many Americans can’t grasp what the metric measurement is and simply trust the prescription being prescribed with standard doses. In alternative medicines, where dosing is left up to the patient, it can be difficult to determine where to begin. It’s hard enough to sort through the numerous products and treatments which encompass alternative medicine, but deciding on which treatment and what doses just adds another layer of complexity. When deciding to use alternative medicine, it’s best to acknowledge up front that there will be some work that must be done before jumping into plant medicine in particular. Becoming an advocate for one’s own treatment can be tricky because products must be tailored to the individual. CBD is a prime example. There are many CBD products flooding the market today because of its legalization. Should CBD be taken under the tongue sublingually, topically applied to the skin, smoked or eaten in candy or brownie form? Not only is this a common question for people who are transitioning from pharmaceutical drugs to natural plant medicine, but the confusion can get even worse because the dosages and amounts all use the metric system. A CBD tincture that comes in a 1-fluid-ounce bottle may contain 200mg, 500mg or even 2,000mg. What does that mean? The tincture is oil, a liquid, but is not using the metric measurement for a liquid which is the liter, or milliliter in this case. Instead, the product uses a measurement for weight, the gram, or milligram in this instance. It may

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seem convoluted but can be explained. The cannabinoid is a particulate which is infused into the oil. The amount of the cannabinoid that is added to a product is measured by the milligram, its weight. The amount of oil used to make the product is measured in milliliters. Two bottles that each contain 1 fluid ounce, or 30ml, can contain different amounts of the cannabinoid isolate, or particulate. This determines the milligram dose of CBD. Thankfully, most tinctures come with a metric measured dropper for use. However, it can still be difficult to navigate the doses. One of those two bottles contains 1,000mg and the other contains 2,000mg. This is where trial-and-error comes into play. Doctors sometimes have to go through this trial-and-error process as well. If a medication is not working for a patient, the doctor may change the dose of the medication until the optimum amount is reached. The same goes for CBD and how much should be taken. Although there are similarities in this trial-and-error phase with prescription drugs and plant medicine, the risk of a serious overdose is non-existent when using CBD. Even after reading this lesson on weights and measures, it may still seem confusing. It is! Do not fret. Like most difficult educational topics, the more something is studied, the easier it gets. There are also individuals that are there to help. Like a pharmacist who discusses the drug with the patient when it’s picked up, there are employees at dispensaries who can counsel new and returning patients. With dosing being measured using the metric system, and having to experiment with the dosage to find the most effective amount, it’s a daunting task when getting started. At Earth’s Healing, the budtenders all go through extensive training that can help ease the difficulty in understanding the “how to” and “how much” when looking for the natural way to heal. Earth’s Healing Dispensary is conveniently located at 2075 E. Benson Hwy. and 78 W. River Rd., in Tucson. Visit their website at EarthsHealing.org. See ad, page 33.

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Until consistent manufacturing and testing standards are established, it is up to the consumer to do their due diligence. The best way to confirm label accuracy is to ask for a certificate of analysis (COA). This document reveals what’s really in the product and it should come from an accredited third-party laboratory.

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ccording to a 2019 survey by Consumer Reports, more than a quarter of the U.S. population has tried CBD and one out of seven of those people say they use it daily. The CBD industry is often described as the Wild Wild West because despite CBD’s ubiquity, very little product regulation is in place.

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“It’s a guarantee that you not only get what you pay for, but that nothing detrimental to your health is in a product,” says Jeff Sheldon, owner of The Health Hut in Mobile and Daphne, Alabama. “A COA proves to you that the amount of phytocannabinoid matches what is claimed by the manufacturer and can also let a consumer know if there are pesticide residues, chemical solvents, toxins, heavy metals or pathogens in a product.” COAs can be found on a manufacturer’s website and often in the retail store where the product is being sold. First, look at the company performing the test and ensure that it is different from the manufacturer. “These lab tests are a vital part of transparency between both the source and retailer, as well as between the retailer and the customer. Third-party tests are high priority because they eliminate bias and tampering,” says Jennifer Boozer, owner of CannaBama in Mobile, Alabama.

Potency and Date

The most basic lab test examines potency of the product’s CBD and other major cannabinoids. Sheldon says, “Check that the amount of CBD and THC matches what the product claims and ensure that the THC content is below 0.3 percent, otherwise the product is illegal. If the manufacturer claims zero THC, you will see ‘ND’ for not detected.” Ed Morgan, owner of Stella Naturals in Gulf Shores, Alabama, recommends looking at the date the test was done. “CBD only has a shelf life of just over a year and much less after opened. Many times you will see a test that is over a year old or 10 months old. You do not want to buy an old product that is expired or close to it.”

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In addition to a standard cannabinoid profile, ideally a product’s COA also includes the lengthy results of a full panel lab test, which reports on the presence of toxins. Boozer says, “Because cannabis is a bioremediator, a fully mature plant will have drawn into itself whatever toxins, heavy metals and chemical fertilizers or pesticides may be present in the soil. This can be dangerous because they are usually harmful to the body if ingested or inhaled. If the plant is not properly sealed and stored, mold, mildew and other bacteria can begin to grow, which can also make consumers sick, especially when inhaled.”

Terpenes

CBD products are also sometimes tested for their terpene content. “Many manufacturers do not have this test done, but terpenes are shown to create different feelings and moods or benefits,” says Morgan, noting that some popular terpenes are Myrcene, Linalool, Limonene, Pinene and Terpineol.

Boozer refers to these aromatic oils as the “smell” chemicals and says, “They are very important when deciding what type of experience will result, and they can be used to customize the product effectiveness when they are added after the initial extraction. Each terpene has different medicinal properties in the body.”

are manufactured in one of Florida’s state licensed and inspected CBD facilities, says “This helps protect the consumer from fraud or bad CBD products, and we hope to see this in many states soon.” Meredith Montgomery publishes the Gulf Coast edition of Natural Awakenings. Connect at HealthyLivingHealthyPlanet.com.

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In most states, COAs are only available for products whose manufacturer chooses to submit a sample and pay for a legitimate lab to perform the analysis. If a company does not publicly post this information, there is no way for consumers to know what they are buying. Florida just joined the small group of states that does have CBD labeling requirements. As of January, Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is regulating CBD-based products consumed by people and pets. New rules address how packages are labeled (among other things) and require COAs by certified third-party laboratories. Morgan, whose products

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hen Kaye Herbert’s husband brought home a free sample of cannabidiol (CBD) oil, she didn’t hesitate to give it a try. Having heard about its calming effects, she gave CBD to her three sons, whose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder made home-schooling difficult due to frequent tantrums and lack of focus. “I didn’t expect CBD to be miraculous, but I was surprised that my kids’ frustrations were greatly reduced,” says the Austin, Texas, mom. “We weren’t seeing the severity of meltdowns.” The use of CBD in tinctures, capsules and lotions has grown exponentially, along with the science to prove its efficacy in remediating physical pain. Newer, but equally as robust, is the viability of CBD as a remedy for mental health-related issues, experts say, pointing to anxiety, depression and stress as the top three applications. However, as an unregulated supplement, CBD presents a challenge for consumers in its ubiquity from CBD-infused pillows to gummies, soaps and even pet food. Discerning purity, dosage and safety are real concerns for those that may grab any bottle off the shelf. Consumers must become well informed, especially when replacing medications for serious disorders, experts say. But for anxiety and emotional well-being, CBD is largely heralded as a safe and natural choice by providers well-versed in CBD, such as Peter Bongiorno, past president of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians. “It’s really important for people to know their options and to keep looking for what works for them,” he says. 40

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CBD, a compound extracted from the hemp plant, is appealing because it can raise the level of cannabinoids—feel-good molecules naturally created within the human body. “When we can’t sleep or are stressed out, cannabinoid levels go way down,” Bongiorno says. While prescription drugs overwhelm the body with adverse side effects, CBD can healthfully bring back balance. But CBD won’t trigger an altered state because there is little to no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive chemical in marijuana that produces a high, he says, adding that he starts patients at a low daily dose of 25 milligrams. It’s important to talk with a physician about drug interactions, Bongiorno says. For instance, CBD can increase levels of blood-thinning medications, according to a 2017 study published in Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports. CBD can possibly treat a wide range of conditions, from fear of public speaking to bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorders, but more research is needed, experts say. A 2018 clinical trial published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests CBD offers potential in treating psychosis. More recently, researchers in a 2019 case study of 27 patients published by the Permanente Journal concluded, “Cannabidiol may hold benefit for anxiety-related disorders.”

Seeds of Hope

The most important step consumers can take to find a safe, quality product is to know where their CBD comes from, experts say. Lara Miller is an organic farmer in Lafayette, Colorado, who in 2017 dedicated a parcel of her two-acre farm to growing hemp for her business, North Field Farmacy. “I added in hemp because it is a dynamic plant that produces fiber, seed and medicine for us humans, all at the same time,” she says. Miller’s small, women-owned business grows the leafy plants outdoors in organic soil and harvests by hand. “We test in the field, post-harvest, during extraction and in the final product,” she says. “We know our product is clean and pure and potent.” This isn’t always the case. A 2017 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that in 84 CBD products sold online by 31 companies, 26 percent contained less CBD than the amount listed on the label. Miller receives weekly calls from those wanting to purchase her plants and start a CBD business. “What bothers me the most is that not one person has asked how my hemp is grown,” she says. “It all feels like a big grab; the integrity isn’t there.” Miller continues to decline these requests and spends her days on the farm, where—come harvest time—she, alongside her crew, engages in some visualizations. “We imagine the people suffering who need support and think about how we are growing the plants to help them.” Julie Marshall is a Colorado-based writer and author of Making Burros Fly: Cleveland Amory, Animal Rescue Pioneer. Connect with her at FlyingBurros@gmail.com.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 1 Eckankar Light and Sound Service – 10-11:15am. Join people from all walks of life to celebrate a life lived in harmony with Divine Spirit. Experience spiritual growth and fellowship as you explore what could be your next spiritual step. No charge. Hampton Inn Suites Hotel, 5950 N Oracle Rd. 520286-6166. Eck-Arizona.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3 Awakening through Jewish Meditation Ayin with Reb Brian Yosef – 10:30-11:30am. Discover freedom with transformational teachings, heart opening chants and deep silence. No charge. Congregation Bet Shalom, 3881 E River Rd. 510-295-7383. Byosef@ TorahOfAwakening.com. TorahOfAwakening.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 Spiritual Discussion – 6:30-8pm. The spiritual leader of Eckankar, Harold Klemp, makes available the sacred teachings of ECK to seekers of truth everywhere. Join in and discuss the booklet “ECK Wisdom on Solving Problems”. No charge. Far Horizons East, Clubhouse, 7570 E Speedway. 520-237-2297. Eck-Arizona.org.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 8 Hope for a Failing World – 2-4pm. Gerry, a retired professor of marketing and management, has taught the Baha’i Faith in Sicily, Ecuador, Brazil, Kosovo, Albania, South Korea and the United States. RSVP for location. No charge Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Tucson. 520-838-1293. Bahai.us.

Monthly Beginners’ Drum Circle – 6:30-8:30pm. Join Chris and Shelly in an evening of drumming as active meditation. All skill levels welcome. By donation. Center for Spiritual Living, 911 S. Craycroft Rd. TucsonCSL.org.

SoulCollage Gathering – 3-5pm. 3/8 and 3/29. Come, explore your soul story and join a likeminded community interested in SoulCollage. $20/ session. For information and to register. contact Pamela Dakota Gold at Inspire@ArtsForTheHeart. com. Civano Exercise Studio, 10501 E Seven Generations Way.

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Drinking Water: What’s Healthy, What’s Not – 9:45-11:30am. Learn about the health benefits of Kangen special ionized drinking water (electrically charged): alkaline, super hydrating, detoxifying, rich in antioxidants. RSVP. No charge. Pristine Naturopathic, 2469 N Country Club Rd. 520-8696782. Bill@TheHealthyCouple.com.

Hypnosis: A 2,000 Year Old Safe and Natural Process for Making Changes – 6:30-8pm. Discover how hypnosis can be the solution you’ve been looking for. Come with questions, leave with answers. No charge. Mountain View Retirement Village, 7900 N La Cañada Dr. 520-229-3350. BethKeil.com.

Tuning Forks: A Sound Vibrational Healing – 10am-3pm. Experience the grounding, centering and energizing effects of using the Ohm Tuning Fork on yourself, others and horses. Ohm tuning fork included in cost of class, other forks and book will be available to purchase. $125. JourneyToHealing.com. Learn to Absorb the Healing Waves – 3-4:30pm. Join our Community Hour. Learn and practice a simple spiritual approach to divine healing: physical and non-physical. No charge. Unity Church of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-577-3300. Bruno-Groening.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 Aqua Yoga with Jessica Byron – 12-1:15pm. Monthly class of aquatic yoga poses and stretches in the comfort and support of 96 degree water open up possibilities for improved balance, breathing and deep relaxation. Pre-register. $15. Santa Rita Springs, 2301 N Santa Rita Ave. 520-370-3499. HealingPathYoga@ gmail.com. HealingPathYoga.com. Can Hypnosis Help Me? – 1-2pm. Join certified consulting hypnotists from the NGH Tucson Chapter for this free informational event. What

Lightbody and Ascension Activation Techniques Part 1 – 1-3pm. Understand the 3rd, 4th, and 5th dimensional levels of ascension consciousness. Develop a spiritual practice of working with these dimensional levels to raise your vibration. Energy exchange $24. Green Valley Mall Office Classroom #13, 101 South La Canada, Green Valley. 509-2624685. Wellness-Energetics.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 Free Beginner’s Astrology Class – 11am-12pm. This month we’ll be discussing planets and their cycles. Knowing a person’s age can tell you what planetary cycle they are being influenced by. No charge. ASAOM & Han University of Traditional Medicine, 2856 E Fort Lowell Rd. TucsonAstrologersGuild.org. Experience HU: The Sound of Soul – 1-2pm. Welcome to the worlds of HU, an ancient, universal name for God. This sacred word can uplift people of any religion, culture or walk of life. All are welcome. No charge. Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W Naranja Dr, Oro Valley. 520-237-2297. Eck-Arizona.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15 Zhong Yuan Qigong Level One Class – 10:30am12pm. Practice Zhong Yuan Qigong in a space of Zen calmness and move your qi up from a fog state to a light state. Experience it as it’s meant to be. $10/ suggested donation. Healing Arts Qigong Center, 326 S Wilmot, Blgd B, Ste 110. 520-404-8745. Meetup.com/Tucson-ZY-Qigong-Meetup. Gong Sound Journey – 5:30-7pm. Enjoy various instruments, primarily a Paiste Earth Gong, played by Danielle Dvorak. These organic, analog sounds and vibrations are an excellent, hassle-free way to clear your energy field. Avoid eating 2-3 hours prior. $20. Solar Culture Gallery, 31 E Toole Ave. 520-305-0856. Replevyn.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19 Fragrant Landscapes – 5-6pm. Award-winning writer Dr. Jacqueline Soule will discuss and show images of some of the many fragrant plants that do well here in the Sonoran Desert. No charge. Martha Cooper Library, 1377 N Catalina Ave. 520-594-5315. Pima. Bibliocommons.com.

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Lightbody and Ascension Activation Techniques Part 2 – 1-3pm. Accelerate your ascension process with these new energetic teachings. Lightbody Ascension Activation Techniques, Part 1 on 3/14 is a pre-requisite. $24. Green Valley Mall Office, Classroom #13, 101 South La Canada, Green Valley. 509-262-4685. Wellness-Energetics.com.

Prayers for the Deceased – 5:30-6:30pm. Living beings have the opportunity to take rebirth in a Buddha’s Pure Land and attain permanent liberation. No charge. Kadampa Meditation Center, 5326 E Pima St. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 A Vigilant Attitude: Who Needs It? – Lecture: 9am-12pm. Workshop: 1-4pm. With Kathryn Kuisle, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst. Kuisle will address the concept of keeping vigil and waiting in our lives. $35/ members; $45/non-members. $20/5.5 hrs CEUs. Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St, McBride Hall. 520-390-4860. SAFOJ.org. Experience HU: The Sound of Soul – 2-3pm. Welcome to the worlds of HU, an ancient, universal name for God. This sacred word can spiritually uplift people of any religion, culture, or walk of life. All are welcome. No charge. Udall Regional Center, 7200 E Tanque Verde, Tucson. 520-237-2297. Eck-arizona.org. Gong Bath – 3:30-5pm. Meditate, journey or just lay there and calm your nervous system while you are bathed in sound and vibration. Bring a mat, blanket, pillows. Avoid eating 2-3 hours prior. To learn more visit our website. $20/before 3/16; $25/ therafter. The Yoga Connection, 3929 E. Pima. 520-323-1222. YogaConnection.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22 Center for Spiritual Living Tucson Sunday Celebration Service with Jami Lula – 10:30am. Enjoy singing and speaking during CSL’s Sunday Celebration Service. By donation. Nickerson Auditorium, 3231 N Craycroft Rd. 520 319-1042. Admin@ TucsonCSL.org. TucsonCSL.org. Inspirational Performer Jami Lula Comes to Tucson – 2-3:30pm. Jami Lula hosted by Center for Spiritual Living (CSL) Tucson and Unity Spiritual Center of Peace. Lula brings a quiet and powerful sense of purpose, balance and giftedness. $20. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop, #121. 520-546-3696. TucsonCSL.org. Sant Mat: Learn about Meditation – 3-4pm. Meditation on the inner Light and Sound combined with an ethical lifestyle builds the foundation to experience and strengthen the connection with the inner core of our being, the soul. No charge. Murphy Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Rd. 520-594-5420. KnowThyself.org.

MONDAY, MARCH 23 Dark Moon Luminous Labyrinth Walk – 6:457:45pm. The light of our labyrinth will guide our walk, and the stars above will guide our path as we travel through the dark time of life. Bring a drum or rattle, or use our rattles. All are welcome. By donation Web of Life Animist Church, 2016 E Broadway Blvd. 520-954-2004. WebOfLifeAnimists.com.

Stem Cell Solution 4.0 – 5:30-7pm. 7-week journey designed to help make stem cells by implementing ancient healing strategies such as ketosis, fasting, and diet variation. Includes weekly meetings in person/virtually, dedicated Facebook group, weekly coaching and a comprehensive planner/guidebook. $249. Edge Integrative Wellness, 2900 N Swan Rd, Ste 102. 520-232-3360.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26 Escape to Reality Away Retreat - 7pm on 3/26 to 1pm on 3/29. A meaningful vacation from the distractions of daily life at the newly developed temple. Onsite accommodations and meals available. Limited Space. All welcome. Prices vary. International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand, 6701 Mountain Ranch Resort Dr, Williams. 520-441-1617. MeditationInTucson.org/away.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 Experience Healing – 7pm. Mark Earlix is well known for his abilities as a healer and intuitive with other spiritual gifts. He has helped many thousands of people and teaches his techniques. $15. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, Harmony Hall. Tickets:DanHornerProductions. com. 520-488-8284. UnityTucson.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 Healing with the Light of God – 9:30am-5pm. Mark Earlix,the renowned intuitive healer will offer individual healings to all who attend. He has helpedmany thousands of people and teaches his techniques. $125. Unityof Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, Harmony Hall. Tickets:DanHornerProductions.com. 520-4888284. UnityTucson.com. Learn to Absorb the Healing Waves – 3-4:30pm. Join our community hour. Learn and practice a simple spiritual approach to divine healing: physical and non-physical. No charge. Unity Church of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-577-3300. Bruno-Groening.org. Reiki Level 1 – 12-5pm. With Judy Ferrig, M.S., Reiki Master Teacher. Reiki is medically shown to work. Raise your well-being and frequency on all levels. Dramatically strengthen your intuition and ability to create. Dove Mountain. Call 520-245-4214 for info/register. Tibetan Healing Bowls – 6-9 pm. With Dr. Dream. Chakra Chocolates, essential oil experience. $25/ advance; $33/at door. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-577-3300. UnityTucson.com.

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Hear four renowned speakers, Dr. Ted Crawford, Dr. Brooke Goldner, champion body builder, Robert Cheeke, Communications Director and adjunct professor, Demosthenes Maratos, and the Healthier Logic Team. Free Event Purchase delicious lunch from local vendors Loft Cinema 3233 E Speedway Blvd HealthierLogic.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 29 Jade Star Acupuncture & Wellness Open House – 2-6pm. Join us at Jade Star as we celebrate our community and help you explore your path to health and wellness. No charge. Jade Star Acupuncture & Wellness, 6440 E Broadway Blvd. 520-881-0827. JadeStarAcupuncture.com. Gong Sound Healing Journey – 5:30-7pm. Surrounded by original artwork, this is a perfect opportunity to go within and connect with yourself on deeper levels. Please bring a mat, blanket, pillows. Avoid eating within 2-3 hours. To learn more, call 847-323-9188. $20. Solar Culture Gallery, 31 E Toole Ave. 520-305-0856. Replevyn.com. SoulCollage Gathering – 3-5pm. 3/8 and 3/29. Come, explore your soul story and join a likeminded community interested in SoulCollage. $20/ session. For information and to register. contact Pamela Dakota Gold at Inspire@ArtsForTheHeart. com. Civano Exercise Studio, 10501 E Seven Generations Way.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3 Sant Mat: Learn about Meditation – 6-7pm. Meditation on the inner Light and Sound combined with an ethical lifestyle builds the foundation to experience and strengthen the connection with the inner core of our being, the soul. No charge. Ada Peirce McCormick Bldg, 1401 E First St. KnowThyself.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 Drinking Water: What’s Healthy, What’s Not – 9:45-11:30am. Learn about the health benefits of Kangen special ionized drinking water (electrically charged): alkaline, super hydrating, detoxifying, rich in antioxidants. RSVP. No charge. Pristine Naturopathic, 2469 N Country Club Rd. 520-8696782. Bill@TheHealthyCouple.com. Autism Walk & Resource Fair – Registration: 7:30am; Walk and Resource Fair: 9am-1pm. Event is designed to provide information to individuals and families affected by autism and to help educate and raise awareness of this prevalent disorder. No charge. Kino Sports Complex, East Ajo Way. 520770-1541. AS-AZ.org.


Community of Light Sunday Service – 11am12:15pm. Join us for a Metaphysical and Spiritual gathering of Light and Energy Workers. We enjoy healing, enlightenment and growth. By donation. Far Horizons, 7570 E Speedway Blvd, Main Clubhouse. 520-339-2038.TheCommunityofLight.org.

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daily Unity of Tucson’s Metaphysical Bookstore – Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm, Sundays: 9-10am/11am-12pm, Closed for lunch 12 -1. No sales tax. Cost varies. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-488-8284. MollyHNelson@gmail.com. UnityTucson.com.

sunday Silent Meditation – 8-8:30am. Experience the healing peace of shared Silence. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace welcomes all who wish to explore and discover their Oneness with Spirit. No charge. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop, #121. 520-546-3696. RevNita@ UnityPeaceAZ.com. UnityPeaceAZ.com. Religious Service – 9am. St Michael’s ECC, the other Catholic Church. Feminist? GLBTQ? Catholic? We are and more. No charge. Chapel, First Christian Church, 740 E Speedway. 520-575-8486. StMichaelsECC@q.com. StMichaelsECC.org. Self-Realization Fellowship, Tucson Meditation Group – Silent Meditation 9-10am then a Reading Service 10-11am. Join us to learn and practice the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Free literature and lending library. No charge. 1702 E. Prince Rd, #130-40. 520-792-6544. TucsonAZ.SRF@ gmail.com. TucsonMeditationGroup.org. Ai Chi – 9:45-11:15am With Connie Seddon. Aquatic meditation practice of graceful movement, aligning mindfulness with breath, Ai Chi helps calm our nerves, stretch out tired muscles, improves balance, range of motion and increases energy, all in the comfortable indoor 96º warm pool at Santa Rita Springs. $20. 520 245-6616. ConnieSeddon@gmail.com.

markyourcalendar AYAHUASCA RETREATS Rocky Point Mexico April 17-19 • May 22-24 • July 10-12 • Aug 14-16 Experience extraordinary healing with ancient psychedelic medicine. Transform anxiety, depression, addiction, deepen self-awareness & spirituality. Legal, safe, supportive with pre and post integration counseling incorporated. All inclusive retreat includes transport to and from Tucson. 520-548-3224 • AyaHealingRetreat.com

Free Reiki Share – 10-11am. Second Sunday. Learn what Reiki is and how it helps us heal. Short meditation followed by mini-Reiki sessions. All welcome. Kid friendly. By donation. Bright Way Wellness, 2030 E Broadway Blvd, Ste 3. 520-549-4800.Brightway Wellness@outlook.com. BrightwayWellness.com. Tucson New Thought Sunday Gathering – 1011:30am. With Rev. Jonathan Zenz. Join our spiritual community, celebrate your inherent connection to everything and leave feeling empowered. We are an open and affirming community. No charge. Tucson New Thought, 4500 E Speedway Blvd, Ste 15. 520-406-3232. TucsonNewThought@gmail.com. TucsonNewThought.org. Sunday Morning Service – 10am. With Rev Ann Marie Beale. Unity in the Valley, 17630 S Camino De Las Quintas, Sahuarita. 520-625-5687. Unity InGreenValley@icloud.com. UnityGreenValley.org. Sunday Celebration Service – 10 am. You are welcome here! A ministry of love and acceptance. Explore positive, practical application of timeless and new spiritual practices to improve your life. Child care, youth and teen programs. No charge. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-3036942. UnityTucson.com. Awakening Through Jewish Meditation with Reb Brian Yosef – 10:30-11:30am. Sundays and Tuesdays. Experience yourself as radiant awareness–free from negativity and connected to the aliveness of the present moment. No charge. Congregation Bet Shalom, 3881 E River Rd. 510-295-7383. Byosef@ TorahOfAwakening.com. TorahOfAwakening.com. Sunday Celebration – 10:30-11:30am. Learn to live your spiritual potential and purpose. Pray, sing and celebrate Oneness in community. All welcome. Sunday school for kids. No charge. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop, #121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityPeaceAZ.com. UnityPeaceAZ.com. Sunday Celebration Service – 10:30-11:45am. Join in a loving spiritual community celebrating all life has to offer - happier lives, better health, and more abundant living. Great music, too. Youth ministry for pre-school through pre-teens. By donation. Nickerson Auditorium, 3231 N Craycroft Rd. 520319-1042. Admin@TucsonCSL.org. TucsonCSL.org. Tucson Metaphysics Fair– 10am-4pm. Third Sunday. Fair includes a variety of mediums, readers, healers and vendors. Price varies. InnSuites Tucson Foothills Best Western, 6201 N Oracle Rd. 520-579-8930. The Temple of Universality Sunday Service – 11am. With Founder Rev. Betty Tatalajski. Celebrating the Unity of God and Man, worship, healing, prophesy. Masonic Temple, 3590 N Country Club Rd, 520-884-5340. TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com. TheTempleOfUniversality.org.

Tamara Spiritual Center’s Sunday Services – 11am and 5:30pm. Third Sunday only at 2:30pm. No charge. Tamara Spiritual Center, 3002 E Ft Lowell Rd. 520-325-0513. Info@TamaraFoundation.com. TamaraSpiritualCenter.com. Yogananda Gathering – 11am-1pm. First and third Sundays. Attune to Yogananda’s teachings through chanting, meditation, affirmations, readings and the Festival of Light ceremony. No charge. Ananda Center of Tucson, 1002 E Prince Rd. 520-907-4534. ElizabethLMason@yahoo.com. AnandaArizona.org. Aqua Chakra Yoga – 12-1:15pm. With Krysa Kobryner. Yoga in a warm pool offers safety, comfort, buoyancy and water’s resistance to enjoying our poses, using breath and sound to embody all five elements for strengthening Chakras, our conduits of life energy. $15. Santa Rita Springs, 2301 N Santa Rita Ave. 520551-0651. Krysaji@aol.com. SantaRitaSprings.com. Flutes for Vets Classes – 1:30-3pm. Second and fourth Sunday. Free class for Veterans to learn how to play the Native American Style Flute. No charge. American Legion Post 36 Annex, 5845 E 22nd St. 520-784-4468. FlutesForVets.org. Dreamcatcher Dream Group - 2-4pm. A place to bring your dreams. They stimulate our dream recall helping us track our evolving personal archetypes. By being with each other’s dreams we learn compassion and exercise our intuition, which gives us clues as to how to decipher the dream’s sometimes enigmatic meanings. Contact Helen Landerman, DreamcathcerGroups@gmail.com. Grief Recovery Method – 2-4pm. Life is filled with loss (death, divorce, etc.). People say you have to let go and move on, but they don’t tell you how. The Grief Recovery Method makes that possible while providing partnerships and guidance. Please RSVP. $250. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, 520-488-8284. MollyHNelson@ gmail.com. UnityTucson.com.

monday Self-Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Exercises – 6-7pm. Second Mondays. Taught by certified lymphedema therapist, Reduce your risk of Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS) after lymph node biopsy. No charge. OM, Oracle Massage Lymphatic Therapy 6818 N Oracle Rd, #414. Seating is limited, please RSVP: 520-668-8731. OracleMassage.com. Mahayla’s Circle - Vocal Toning Circle – 6:307:15pm. With Kryste Andrews. This is your chance to add to the natural resonance of your vocal tone. Improve the stamina of your speaking voice with intentional breathing. $10-20. Solar Culture Gallery, 31 E Toole. 847-323-9188. KrysteAndrews.com. Meditation for Millennials – 7-8pm. Each class includes two guided meditations, a brief talk on Buddhist thought and its practical application in daily life. $10; $7/students, $40/5-week pass. Kadampa Meditation Center, 5326 E Pima St. 520-441-1617. MeditationInTucson.org.

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ongoing events Keys to a Meaningful Life: Meditation in Modern Buddhism Series – 7-8pm. Learn how to apply simple meditation techniques in the midst of a busy lifestyle. No prior experience necessary. All welcome. $10; $40/5-class pass. Kadampa Meditation Center, 5326 E Pima St. 520-441-1617. MeditationInTucson.org. .

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Awakening Through Jewish Meditation with Reb Brian Yosef – 10:30-11:30am. Sundays and Tuesdays. Experience yourself as radiant awareness–free from negativity and connected to the aliveness of the present moment. No charge. Congregation Bet Shalom, 3881 E River Rd. 510-295-7383. Byosef@ TorahOfAwakening.com. TorahOfAwakening.com. Mindfulness & Meditation Group: – 10:30am12pm. Second Tuesday. This monthly group on the NW side of Tucson is for new students to the practice, and individuals with regular practices. No Charge. Golder Ranch Fire District, 1175 W Magee Rd. 520-982-6721. Qigong for Health – 4-5pm. Learn Spring Forest Qigong to awaken your natural healing ability. We’ll use a blend of gentle movements, diaphragmatic breathing and guided imagery to cultivate a healthy Qi flow. Civano Exercise Studio, 10501 E Seven Generations Way. 520-404-9746. Aprende@msn.com. A Course in Miracles – 6pm. Using The Complete and Annotated Edition, the group discusses how these profoundly spiritual concepts, channeled by Jesus, are useful in their day-to-day living. No charge. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, Rm A. 520-488-8284. MollyHNelson@gmail.com. UnityTucson.com. Books – 7-8:30pm. With Rev Inger Mason. Reading of books channeled to Alice A. Bailey by Djwhal Khul, followed by guided meditation. Temple of Universality class. No charge. Call for details, 520-331-5252. TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com.

wednesday Wednesday Live Radio Show – 8-9am. Get up to date, live information about what’s happening with the medical marijuana laws of our state, the dispensary process, news, education and more. Tune in on our website. No charge. 520-437-8855. TumbleweedsHealthCenter.com.

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Prayer and Meditation – 9:45-10:15am. Come experience the healing peace of shared Silence. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace welcomes all who wish to explore and discover their Oneness with Spirit. No charge. 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityPeaceAZ.com. Fun-Day Wednesday Class – 9:45-11:30am. With Rev. Fred Smith. Metaphysical Law, using fun, food and friends. Temple of Universality class. No charge. Masonic Temple, 3590 N Country Club Rd. 520-546-3898. TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com. Reiki Share: – 10:15-11:45am. Third Wednesday. Wonderful opportunity to learn about the benefits of Reiki and to receive a healing session. Individuals have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences. No Charge. Golder Ranch Fire District, 1175 W Magee Rd. 520-982-6721. Centering Prayer Group – 12pm. Method of Christian meditation with a strong emphasis on interior silence that encourages silence and deeper connection to the divine. No charge. Casas Adobes Congregational Church, UCC, Rm 1. 520-297-1181. CasasAdobesUCC.com. Aquacize – 12-1:15pm. With Rebecca Lennon, RN. 96 degree warm indoor pool. Join us for a safe head to toe aquatic workout, focusing on strength, balance, and joint mobility. Perfect for CST, Arthritis, Lupus, MD, MS and Fibromyalgia relief. Free trial class. $200/8 consecutive classes. Santa Rita Springs, 2301 N Santa Rita Ave. 520-444-8636. B43Lennon@aol.com.  Free Reiki Gathering/Share – 12-1:15pm. Third Wednesday. Join us for an hour of discussion on Reiki, a short meditation and mini-Reiki sessions. All are welcome. No charge. Bright Way Wellness, 2030 E Broadway Blvd, Ste 3. 520-549-4800. BrightWayWellness@outlook.com. BrightWayWellness.com. Book Study: James Doty’s Into The Magic Shop – 1:30-3:30pm. Join a facilitated 4-week book study on James Doty’s Into the Magic Shop. Explore the tools and practices that can be taught to anyone and will work for anyone who will conscientiously use them. Book must be acquired. Center for Spiritual Living, 911 S. Craycroft Rd. TucsonCSL.org. TucsonCSL.org. Tucson Singletarians Westside – 4-6pm. A friendly, active social club for single adults 50 years and older. Come join us for a fun time. No charge. Contact June, for more information and address. 520-326-9174. Guided Meditation Practice – 6-6:45pm. Learn the benefits of meditation practice. Each week provides a new experience with guided experience accessible to all meditation practitioners from the novice to the advanced. All are welcome. No charge. Tucson New Thought, 4500 E Speedway Blvd, Ste 7. 520-406-3232. TucsonNewThought@gmail.com. TucsonNewThought.org. Flutes for Vets Classes – 6-7:30pm. First and third Wednesday. Free class for Veterans to learn how to play the Native American Style Flute. No charge. Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St. 520-784-4468. FlutesForVets.org. Self-Realization Fellowship, Tucson Meditation Group – Silent Meditation 6-8pm. Join us to learn and practice the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Free literature and lending library. No charge. 1702 E. Prince Rd, #130-40. 520-792- 6544. TucsonAZ. SRF@gmail.com. TucsonMeditationGroup.org.

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Pathways to Metaphysics Classes – 7-8pm. Topics change weekly, and can be found on our website. By donation. Far Horizons East, Main Clubhouse, 7570 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson. 520-339-2038. TheCommunityofLight.org.

thursday Way of Mastery – 5-6:30am. The Way of Mastery teaches you that the choice for Love becomes your every thought, breath and action to extend to the world, as awakened as Jesus was. By donation. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-488-8284. MollyHNelson@gmail.com. UnityTucson.com. Aqua Yoga and Ai Chi Movement – 12-1:30pm. With Skye Lin Walker, LMT, NCTMB, AMMP Gentle saltwater therapy: Relax, balance, breathe and strengthen as we practice slow healing poses and stretches, shoulder deep in warm water. $20/ class. Santa Rita Springs, 2301 N Santa Rita Ave. 520245-2343. TherapyAqua@outlook.com. Meditatíon en Español – 12:30-1pm. Tomar 30 minutos en el medio del día para conectarse con su corazón, cultivar la paz interior, la felicidad y clarificar su intención para el día. Todos son bienvenidos para atender estas meditaciones guiadas. Con Andrew Norales. No charge. Kadampa Meditation Center AZ, 5326 E Pima Rd. 520-441-1617. Info@ MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org. Crones of the Southwest Women’s Group – 12:303pm. Embrace The Crone aspect, the feminine face of the Deity: Maiden, Mother and Crone. We share our feelings and personal stories of adventure, past and present. Bring your drums and rattles. No charge. Call for address, 520-440-9062. Patersongypc@gmail.com. Reiki Circle at Unity – 2-6pm. Learn to give and receive Reiki. Everyone is welcome to receive Reiki. Practitioners will give and receive Reiki also. Mini healings by donation. Please RSVP. By donation. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, Annex Rm 3. 520- 222-8242. Reikihealer45@gmail.com. UnityTucson.com. Tucson Singletarians Eastside – 4-6pm. A friendly, active social club for single adults 50 years and older. Come join us for a fun time. No charge. Contact June, for more information and address. 520-326-9174. Clearing Circle for Caregivers and Empaths – 5-5:55pm. Third Thursday. With Quynn Red Mountain. Circle focuses on understanding and enhancing clearing and protection needs for those who help and care for others in our communities. No experience necessary. $5-$20 sliding scale. Web of Life Animist Church, 2016 E Broadway Blvd. 520-954-2004. WebOfLifeAnimists.com. Is Cannabis For Me? – 5-6pm. Third Thursday. We will answer any questions you have and debunk social stigmas built around cannabis prohibition for all these years. No charge. Natural Healing Care Center, 2230 E Speedway, Ste 140. RSVP: 520-3230069. TucsonMedicalMarijuanaCard.com. Tai Chi Chih – 5:15-6:15 pm. With Peter Worrall. Learn theslow strengthening and healing practice of Tai Chi Chih in 8-weeks. A new movement will be presentedand repeated each week as you grow in skill. By donation. Unityof Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-488-8284. UnityTucson.com.


A Course in Miracles – 5:30pm. With Colleen Hall. Temple of Universality class. Call for details. No charge. Spirits Child, 3870 W River Rd, #120. 520-981-2249. TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com. TempleOfUniversality.org. Happiness Hour and Open House – 6:30-7:30pm. First Thursday. Learn more about Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona and what we have to offer. Refreshments, tour, guided breathing meditation and short talk. All welcome. No charge. Kadampa Meditation Center, 5326 E Pima St. 520-441-1617. MeditationInTucson.org. TIES Sharing and Discussion Group – 6:308:30pm. Third Thursday. TIES mission is to provide a safe neutral environment for presenting information on and sharing of near-death and other spiritually transformative experiences. Everyone is welcome. No charge (love offering accepted). St Francis in the foothills Methodist Church. 4625 E River Rd. 520-3952365. TucsonAZ@IANDS.org. TucsonIANDS.org. Spiritual Life Group – 6:30pm. First, third and fourth Thursday. Experience a deeper sense of God and connection with fellow travelers on the spiritual journey. Put faith into action with prayer, study and engaging information. No charge. Casas Adobes Congregational UCC, 6801 N Oracle Rd. 520-2971181. Michael@CAUCC.org. CAUCC.org. Taizé Worship Service – 6:30-7:30pm. Second Thursday. Taizé worship is held by candle-light and features meditative readings, prayer, silence and gentle piano and flute music, with soothing Taizé songs. No sermon. All welcome. No charge. Casas Adobes Congregational UCC, 6801 N Oracle Rd. 520-297-1181. CAUSS.org/Taize. Ascended Masters Introductory Classes – 7-8pm. Learn about your own individual divine being, your I Am Presence. Find divine solutions to every challenge. No charge. The Temple of The Presence, 11902 E Irvington Rd, 520-751-2039. SusanKnitttel@msn.com. TempleOfThePresence.org.

friday Wish Fulfilling Jewel Chanted Prayers – 8-9:30am. Everyone is welcome to participate in these beautiful prayers.Through relying on this practice, we can purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. No charge. Kadampa Meditation Center AZ, 5326 E Pima Rd. 520-441-1617. Info@ MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org. Complimentary Sales Training Session with Don Zavis - 10:30an-12pm. No charge. The Catalyst, 4500 N Oracle, Ste 110 (at the Tucson Mall). 520903-4654. DonZavis@comcast.net. Healing and Message Circle – 12:30-1:30pm. Beautifully guided healing meditations followed by messages for enhanced healing, enlightenment and

growth. By donation. Far Horizons East in the Main clubhouse, 7570 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson. 520-3392038. TheCommunityofLight.org. Community of Light Healing and Message Circle – 12:30-1:30pm. Join us for beautifully guided healing meditations. The meditations are followed by messages for enhanced healing, enlightenment and growth of the body, mind and spirit. No charge. Far Horizons, 7570 E Speedway Blvd, Main Clubhouse. 520-437-8855. TheCommunityofLight.org. S.M.A.R.T Recovery: Alternative to AA Group – 5-6:30pm. Weekly group for those looking for an alternative to AA, S.M.A.R.T is a non-profit, donation only, small group to deal with substance abuse issues giving us back the lives we were meant to live. No charge. Natural Healing Care Center, 2230 E Speedway, Ste 140. 520-971-6086. NonieSims@ gmail.com. SmartRecovery.org. Soul Healing for Recovery Circle – 5:30-6:30pm. Circle is for those who are actively tending their recovery from addictions. We approach from an Animist perspective. All are welcome. $5-$20 sliding scale. Web of Life Animist Church, 2016 E Broadway Blvd. 520-954-2004. WebOfLifeAnimists.com. Women for Sobriety – 6-7pm. Join Sarah Nettles in a women-only sobriety empowerment group. See website for details. By donation. CSL Tucson's Office and Education Center, new location: 911 S. Craycroft Rd. 520 319-1042. Admin@TucsonCSL. org. TucsonCSL.org. Shamanic Journey-for-Healing Circle – 6:30-9pm. Last Friday of the month. Open to all and is designed to help facilitate healing for yourself. You do not need to be a healer. Two guided journeys, sharing time and snacks. No charge. Temple of the Drum, LLC, 16330 N Starboard Dr. 520-870-2108. Info@ TempleOfTheDrum.com. TempleOfTheDrum.com. Self-Realization Fellowship, Tucson Meditation Group – Silent Meditation 7-8:30pm. Join us to learn and practice the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Free literature and lending library. No charge. 1702 E Prince Rd, #130-40. 520-792-6544. TucsonAZ.SRF@gmail.com. TucsonMeditation Group.org. Zhong Yuan Qigong Level One Class – 7-8:30pm. Practice Zhong Yuan Qigong in a space of Zen calmness and move your qi up from a fog state to a light state. $10 suggested donation. Healing Arts Qigong Center, 326 S Wilmot, Bldg B, Ste 110. 520-404-8745. QigongMark@yahoo.com. Meetup. com/Tucson-ZY-Qigong-Meetup. Tucson Energy Circle – 7-8:45pm. Fourth Friday. Tucson Energy Circle is replacing IONS Energy Share. Join us for an evening of meditation, energy sessions and networking. No experience necessary. No charge. Unity Church of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520742-1019. Marsha@DesertReikiConnection.com. DesertReikiConnection.com.

saturday Shabbat Meditation Gathering – 8:30-9:30am. First Saturday. Deepen your davening with guided, meditative morning blessings, spacious, silent meditation and heart-opening singing of niggunim with Reb Brian Yosef. No charge. Congregation Bet Shalom, 3881 E River Rd. 510-295-7383. TorahOfAwakening.com. Animist (Earth Honoring) Family Fun Hour – 10-11am. Fourth Saturday. Gathering for Earth honoring Parents, Grandparents and young children. After Ms Elisabeth tells a story about an Animist idea, we will share drumming/rattling, singing, games, crafts, food, and play. $10 per family. Web of Life Animist Church, 2016 E Broadway Blvd. 520-954-2004. WebOfLifeAnimists.com. Free Reiki Gathering/Share – 10-11am. Second Saturday. Learn about what Reiki is and how it helps us heal. Short meditation followed by mini-Reiki sessions. All are welcome. Kid friendly. No charge. Bright Way Wellness, 2030 E Broadway Blvd, Ste 3. 520-549-4800. BrightWayWellness@outlook.com. BrightWayWellness.com. DIY with Cannabis – 10am-12pm. Second Saturday. This class will go into detail on cannabis as medicine, while empowering you to infuse your own cannabis oil at home. Must have AZ Medical Marijuana Card. Seating is limited.​$50​. Natural Healing Care Center, 2230 E Speedway, Ste 140.​RSVP: 520-323-0069.​ NaturalHealingCareCenter.com​. Aquacize – 12-1:15pm. With Rebecca Lennon, RN. 96 degree warm indoor pool. Join us for a safe head to toe aquatic workout, focusing on strength, balance, and joint mobility. Perfect for CST, Arthritis, Lupus, MD, MS and Fibromyalgia relief. Free trial class. $200/8 consecutive classes. Santa Rita Springs, 2301 N Santa Rita Ave. 520-444-8636. B43Lennon@aol.com.  Group Singing Class – 2-3:15pm. Singing exercises that have a therapeutic force, gentle and respective of the natural function of the human body. Attention on sensing the inner environment and supporting the fullness and quality of Tone. No charge. Solar Culture, 31 E Toole Ave. 520-6616666. SpeechInSong@gmail.com. Drop In Energy Healing Clinic – 2-4pm. First Saturday. You are invited to receive Soul Tending today. Reiki, oracle cards, energy balancing/healing, clearings, grounding, spiritual counsel and sound healing are offered by Animist Ministers and Spirit Bridge Practitioners in Training. $10-$20 sliding scale. Web of Life Animist Church, 2016 E Broadway Blvd. 520-954-2004. WebOfLifeAnimists.com. The Wisdom of Letting Go – 6:30pm. Through practicing mindfulness and meditation, we can remove the source of our pain and finally let go, leading to a tremendous feeling of freedom and happiness. $40. Kadampa Meditation Center, 5326 E Pima St. 520-441-1617. MeditationInTucson.org. Dances of Universal Peace - 6:30-8:30pm. Second Saturday. Energize your spiritual essence. Move and sing together with simple, meditative, circle dances using sacred phrases from the world's wisdom traditions. Suggested Donation $8. Fragrance Free. Mettler Studio, 3131 N Cherry Ave. Tucsondup@gmail.com.

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EARTH’S HEALING DISPENSARY

Connecting you to the leaders in natural healthcare and green living in our community. To find out how you can be included in the Community Resource Guide email Holly@NaturalTucson.com to request our media kit.

ACUPUNCTURE CATALINA ACUPUNCTURE

Nathan Anderson, L.Ac. 2856 E Ft Lowell Rd, 85719 520-999-0080 Nathan@CatalinaAcupunctureTucson.com

WORKING BODIES MASSAGE AND SPA Licensed Aesthetician Becky Colmenares 3900 E Timrod St 520-302-0970

Nathan Anderson is an acupuncturist and professor of Chinese medicine. His services include acupuncture, herbal medicine, bodywork, cupping, plus dietary, fitness, and lifestyle consultations. Catalina Acupuncture is a family practice, providing safe and effective remedies for a wide variety of pain and illness. See ad, page 15.

Becky Colmenares, a practicing massage therapist in Tucson, is now offering aesthetic services including facials, waxing and dermaplaning. She utilizes organic, locally sourced skin care products and sonic scrubber to reduce fine lines and wrinkles; create smoother, softer skin and much more. Basic massage just $59. Basic Massage and Facial, just $100. Gift certificates available! See ad, page 19.

AESTHETICS AND MEDSPA

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

ALTERNATIVES IN HEALTH CARE DETOX & MINI MED SPA

Debbie Shaw, Owner 1101 N Wilmot Rd, Ste #227, 85712 (above Trader Joe’s) 520-275-4510 • DetoxTherapySpa.com We offer tried and true procedures and the newest technologies on the market to improve and prevent signs of aging. Facials, peels, injectables, light therapy, Fibroblast therapy, microderm-abrasion, micro-current, derma-rolling and more. We use all natural skin care products! See ad, page 27.

PAMPERED SKIN STUDIO

Suzanne Pear, RN PhD LE CQH 5160 E Glenn St, Ste 150, 85712 520-400-8109 PamperedSkinStudio.com If you believe less is more, Dr. Suzie (PhD in Epidemiology) is the Nurse-Aesthetician for you. She provides customized nature-based, holistic skin rejuvenation therapies for all skin types, ethnicities and sensitivities while educating you about your skin concerns and care. See ad, page 11.

ALEXCIS LOPEZ, MS, CHt, NLP, REV. RESET, Ayahuasca Retreats, Workshops 1735 E Fort Lowell Rd, 85719 520-690-6576 • AlexcisLopez.com

Alexcis works with clients who are seeking mental-emotional-spiritual peace and clarity. Find relief from past trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction and negative behaviors. Improve boundaries, relationships, self-worth, connection, joyfulness abundance. Private RESET sessions, ayahuasca retreats, cacao and kava ceremonies, healing workshops. See ad, page 18.

D2 DISPENSARY

East Tucson, 7105 E 22nd St, 85710 520-214-3232 D2Dispensary.com D2 Dispensary is east Tucson’s high-end medical marijuana facility and is the sister location to Downtown Dispensary. D2 features a contemporary and modern layout and is the only other dispensary in Tucson to carry iLava and MedLava products. See ad, page 35.

THE DOWNTOWN DISPENSARY Parking Lot: 500 N 6th Ave, 85705 520-838-0492 TheDowntownDispensary.com

The Downtown Dispensary offers high-end and affordable cannabis products to Tucson’s medical marijuana patients. Our flower and extracts are made in Tucson and are tested for safety and potency. We also carry edible products made by other AZDHS licensed facilities. See ad, page 35.

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North • 78 W River Rd, 85704 520-395-1432 South • 2075 E Benson Hwy, 85714 520-373-5779 EarthsHealing.org

We believe in the healing power of Mother Nature to make the best medicine. Our dispensary provides safe, compliant, and reliable cannabinoid therapeutics and we strive to give our patients the most innovative and effective products available. Call today for information on how to become a medical marijuana patient. See ad, page 33.

NATURAL HEALING CARE CENTER Dr. Alexandra Porter, NMD 2231 E Speedway, Ste 140, 85719 520-323-0069 NaturalHealingCareCenter.com

Dr. Porter’s passion is helping patients achieve their highest quality of life through naturopathic medicine. She uses herbs, supplements, diet, Ayurvedic medicine and a specialized form of bodywork called Bowen Therapy. Make an appointment today to start living a happier and healthier life. See ad, page 37.

PURITY OF LIFE

Aimee Gregorie Bachelier 520-909-0703 DrBachelier@cox.net PurityofLife.com Dr. Bachelier meets you where you feel at home. Palliative care for any patient at any stage of disease, whether terminal or chronic. Treatments address the person as a whole: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. See ad, page 39.

APPLIED KINESIOLOGY KEIFER WELLNESS CENTER Dr. John R. Keifer, D.C. 800 N Swan Rd, Ste 116 520-577-1717 KeiferWellnessCenter.com

Applied Kinesiology, muscle testing although subjective, when used with other standard diagnostic tests, may help to determine underlying energetic imbalances that can undermine your health. Over 38 years of experience with Chiropractic, wholistic health care and Applied Kinesiology. Call for a complimentary consultation. See ad, page 12.


AROMATHERAPY HEART SCENTS

Danielle Dvorak 847-323-9188 Danielle@Replevyn.com Replevyn.com As a Certified Aromatherapist, Danielle is highly educated and experienced in the use of essential oils. She has her own product line, HeartScents, offering single oils and custom blends that address a variety of conditions. What scent resonates for you?

BATH THERAPY HEALING SPIRIT SOAKS Dr. Jasmine May 1074 N Swan Rd, 85711 520-344-3250 HealingSpiritSoaks.com

Come experience the healing spirit while soaking in cedar tubs, connect with plant medicine in an herb soak, and relax into gemstone energy while lounging on our biomat. Ear acupuncture for pain, vaginal steams, sauna, CBD scrubs, balms, tinctures and massage available.

BODYWORK SYLVIA BOYED

3333 N Campbell Ave, Ste 12, 85719 520-370-3689 SylviaBoyed.com Sylvia Boyed, MA, LMT, CST, an energetic bodyworker, working in the bodywork field for 11 years, treats all of the systems of the body, for all ages, with specializations in joint reconstruction, head injuries, migraine headaches, vertigo, tinnitus, hyperactivity, learning disabilities, and anxiety.

NOURISHED WHOLE BODY WELLNESS

Dawn Urquhart 1600 N Tucson Blvd, Ste 120, 85716 575-770-7805 WomensBodyWisdom.com Ambitious Soulful Woman: Integrative massage and John F. Barnes Method of MyoFascial Release addresses the fascia and rebalances the parasympathetic nervous system, facilitating deeper freedom from chronic mind-body issues. Purchase a 90-minute by April 7th and receive FREE entry in April cleanse. See ad, page 9.

WORKING BODIES MASSAGE AND SPA Becky Colmenares 3900 E Timrod St 520-302-0970

Customized treatment including focus work, deep tissue, medical, injury management, relaxing, or de-stressing. Call or text to schedule your massage treatment today to keep your body working! Basic massage just $59. Basic Massage and Facial, just $100. Gift certificates available! See ad, page 19.

ZACHARY SABER, LMT WellnessFirst!​ 3861 N 1st Ave, 85719 520-232-4585 SaberLMP@aol.com​ 3861WellnessFirst.com

Tired of the pain? ​Myofascial release frees you from what holds you back. Let go of past injuries and love life again. ​Zach specializes in myofascial release, structural integration and neuromuscular re-education with nearly 20 years of hands-on experience. See ad, page 3.

BOOKSTORE UNITY CHURCH OF TUCSON BOOKSTORE 3617 N Camino Blanco, 85718 520-577-3300 UnityTucson.com Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm Sunday, 9-10; 11-noon

Largest most complete metaphysical bookstore in Tucson valley. Books, CDs, DVDs and more covering a wide spectrum of subjects. Also available: Consanti Soleri Bells, greeting cards, and more—a rich environment for anyone interested in furthering their well-being, spiritual awareness and growth.​See ad, page 10.

CARPET CLEANING PIMA CLEANPRO, LLC

Carpet Cleaning, Tile & Grout, Upholstery, Area Rugs Serving Pima County & Surrounding Areas 520-954-2119 PimaCleanPro@gmail.com PimaCleanPro.com Don’t steam your carpets, clean your carpets. Providing a low-moisture system that is: eco-friendly, unbeatable results, dries in about 1-2 hours, with no residue, longer carpet life for carpet, upholstery, area rugs, tile and grout. Reliable, on-time, answers the phone.

CBD DIVINE SYNERGY THERAPEUTICS 143 S Park Ave, 85719 520-351-9828 DivineSynergy.co Mon-Fri 10-7 Sat 10-5

Divine Synergy Therapeutics offers tested high quality Hemp derived CBD products with a knowledgeable staff to make your decision making easier when it comes to choosing the right CBD products to fit your needs. Free Spectrum water with purchase of $25 or more. See ad, page 39.

NATURAL HEALING CARE CENTER 2231 E Speedway, Ste 140, 85719 520-323-0069 NaturalHealingCareCenter.com

Natural Healing Care Center carries a variety of natural, full-spectrum Hemp CBD Products. All products are high quality, grown in the U.S., and tested. CBD has helped many people obtain relief for various ailments. NHCC can help inform you on the proper way to consume CBD. See ad, page 37.

CHIROPRACTIC DR. JOANNE HAUPERT, D.C. 4858 E Broadway, 85711 520-584-0343 InspiredHealing.org

Do you want to trust and increase your body’s ability to heal and regenerate? Network Chiropractic is very gentle and helps increase your brain/body connection and empower you to make healthier choices. Great for children, PTSD, depression and autoimmune diseases.

KEIFER WELLNESS CENTER Dr. John R. Keifer, D.C. 800 N Swan Rd, Ste 116 520-577-1717 KeiferWellnessCenter.com

With over 38 years of experience in gentle Chiropractic and wholistic health care utilizing Applied Kinesiology, cold laser, detoxification, electromagnetic modalities, nutrition and homeopathy, find and treat the underlying cause not the symptom of your health concern. Call for a complimentary consultation. See ad, page 12.

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CHIROPRACTIC WINTERHAVEN HEALTH CENTER

INTEGRATED WELLNESS COACHING The Rev. Cynthia M. Spencer, MBA, MDiv CMS614@me.com

Cynthia offers spiritual guidance, life coaching, premarital counseling and weddings. She is a teacher and speaker, 30 years of experience with listening skills, visioning and habit realignment. She is a retired Episcopal priest who practices integrated wellness and works with all spiritualities.

Dr. Nathan Conlee 3020 N Country Club Rd, 85716 520-322-6161 PerformanceNeurology.com

Dr. Nathan Conlee has been treating auto and sports injuries since 1987. As a Chiropractic Neurologist he works with many neurologic disorders. Also, using gentle Chiropractic, physiotherapy, Acupuncture, metabolic nutrition and we have helped 1000s of patients from headaches to ankle sprains. Please visit www. PerformanceNeurology.com See ad, page 16.

CLEANING SERVICES PURMAID LLC

520-331-2629 PurMaidTucson@gmail.com PurMaid.com PurMaid LLC provides professional green cleaning services to Tucson homes and businesses. Locally owned and operated. Special offer: 3 labor hours of cleaning, just $65. See ad for details. See ad, page 29.

COACHING, COUNSELING & GUIDANCE ARMORLESS BODY THERAPIES

Randy Usem, LMT, Radix Practitioner Near Campbell & Grant 520-312-9563 TucsonEmotionalAndTraumaTherapy.com TucsonMassageAndBodyTherapy.com Affordable alternative or addition to traditional therapy. Radix is a neo-Reichian, deep feeling, regressive process similar to bio-energetics and primal therapy. Exploring with breath, body awareness, centering and grounding to access anger, fear, grief, longing and restore love, trust, pleasure, fulfillment and aliveness.

HEALTHY COUPLES

Bill White, M.A., Love Coach 520-319-9132 TheHealthyCouple.com Quick and dramatic results are common. Bill is a master at navigating relationship challenges. Resolve anger, arguments, emotional distancing, broken trust, childhood influences. Free no-obligation consultation. Don’t be surprised if you enjoy the process.

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COLD/FLU COPPERZAP LLC

5151 E Broadway, Ste 1600 85711 1-888-411-6114 CopperZap.com CopperZap™ is an antimicrobial device made of pure copper. It is used at the first sign of a cold starting to stop the viruses inside the nose before they spread and make you sick. Stop the cold virus, stop the cold. See ad, page 31.

COLON HYDROTHERAPY INTESTINAL HEALTH INSTITUTE

520-325-9686 Intestines@SheilaShea.com IntestinalHealthInstitute.com

Sheila Shea MA is Board Certified with 41 years of colon hydrotherapy experience. The Intestinal Health Institute offers intestinal nutritional support and detoxification protocols to accompany colonics. Specialties are abdominal massage, Metabolic Syndrome and sugar. Shea is an LMT in Arizona and Florida.

VERY SPECIAL ALTERNATIVES Vonnie Schultz Albrecht, RN WellnessFirst! 3861 N First Ave, Rm 3, 85719 520-403-1686 VerySpecialAlternatives@gmail.com VerySpecialAlternatives.net

RN-delivered colonics. FDA-approved system integrated with a full, closed gravity option. Infrared Therapy included! Probiotic reflorastation and ozone therapies available. Warm, supportive healing environment. Affordable rates and packages. By appointment, flexible hours. Free 15-minute consult. See ad, page 3.

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COMPUTER SERVICES GE COMPUTING AND INTERNET SERVICES

Don Gibbens Office: 520-332-1485 • Cell: 520-784-1243 Don@GEComputerRepair.com GEComputerRepair.com Facebook: GE-Computing-and-Internet-Services One of Don’s tag lines is, “Computer Sick? Call the Doctor.” He has been helping people keep their computers and technology working f​ or over 30 years​. ​As one of​ Don’s customers ​said, “​You don’t make me feel stupid”. House calls and via remote.​See ad, page 14.

DENTISTRY E DENTAL SOLUTIONS & MEDICINE WHEEL DENTAL

Elahe Wissinger, DMD & Steven Swidler, DDS 2504 E River Rd, 85718 520-745-5496 Info@EDentalSolutions.net EDentalSolutions.net Our mission is to build a partnership to achieve optimal dental health. The state-of-the-art technology, attention to our clients’ needs, and commitment to continuing education ensure that our clients receive the highest quality care, in a safe and comfortable environment. See ad, back cover.

TUCSON BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY Jeanne Anne Krizman, DMD, MPH 1601 N Tucson Blvd, Ste 35, 85716 520-326-0082 Rejuvenate Smile@KrizmanDental.com

Tired Winter Skin LIGHTWAVE

A centrally located biologic and integrative dental PROGRAM office with Tucson’s only International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology accredited Includes adentist. mini facial, Specializing in general and cosmetic dentistry, a light wave treatment and a healing after treatment mercury-free fillings, safe amalgam removal, $100 VALUEand ALL FOR $80 implants, extractions, cavitation treatment, ozone therapy. Call for appointment today. See ad, page 29.

All Natural Health and Beauty Solutions Let us educate and provide you with all DETOXIFICATION Natural ways to improve your youth and health

ALTERNATIVES IN HEALTH CARE DETOX MINI MED SPADetox Therapies Skin&Care

Debbie Shaw, Owner • Anti-Aging Treatments • Nutritional Cleansing • Ionic Foot Baths N Wilmot Rd, Ste #227, 85712 • Far Infared Sauna • Ear Candling •1101 Signature Facials & Peels

(above Trader Joe’s) Body Treatments Pain Management 520-275-4510 • Wraps & Scrubs • Chiropractic • Acupuncture • Massage DetoxTherapySpa.com Cleanse and replenish your Debbie Shaw, Spa Owner body is our motto. 1101can N Wilmot Detoxification be rd. Ste.#227 (Above TraderWe Joe’s) achieved many ways. have nutritional cleanses, detox wraps, ionic WWW.DETOXTHERAPYSPA.COM footbaths, a far infra-red sauna and a chi machine and more. Call for a free consultation! See ad, page 27.


OM ORACLE MASSAGE LYMPHATIC THERAPY

Susan Couture, BSHA, CRC, LMT, LE, Cert. MLD/CDP 6818 N Oracle Rd #414, 85704 520-668-8731 • OracleMassage.com ThermoTherapy Detox Wrap raises your core body temperature while eliminating toxins. The resulting immune response strengthens the body in its fight against cancer and other pathogens. Lymphatic massage assists in cleansing blood and releasing stored lymphocytes to boost immune function. Book one session and receive one session 50% off. See ad, page 19.

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE - EFT MARIA KINGSLEY

EFT Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapist 520-780-0170 KadaKingsley@msn.com Maria-Kingsley.com Are you emotionally overwhelmed, feeling emptiness, pain or anger running you? You can be free and choose better feelings with this energy technique. It can be combined well with hypnotherapy to reinforce positive thoughts and images in your mind. Schedule your session today.

ENERGY WORK BRIGHT WAY WELLNESS

Michelle Cardenas, RMT 520-549-4800 BrightWayWellness@outlook.com BrightWayWellness.com “Think outside the bottle.” Find healing the natural way. Michelle listens to your needs then creates a custom session just for you. Specializing in stress relief and pain reduction using reiki, crystal/stone healing and Bio Touch. Additional services available.

ENERGETIC SYSTEM RE-BOOT

Suzanne Pear, RN PhD LE CQH 5160 E Glenn St, Ste 150, 85712 520-400-8109 DoctorSuzie@PamperedSkinStudio.com Dr. Suzie (PhD in Epidemiology) is a Registered Nurse and Quantum Energy Practitioner offering Chakra energy system re-alignment and balancing as well as Auric Field clearing, Forgiveness and Self-Healing Practices. Call 520-400-8109 to schedule an Energetic Assessment. See ad, page 11.

JUDY FERRIG, M.S., REIKI MASTER 520-245-4214 JudyFerrig@comcast.net OpenPathways-Energyand Communication.com

Energy levels are rising. Accelerate your well-being on all levels by clearing n on4 beneficial energies and beliefs, raising your frequency to match the accelerating universe. Work to create the life you want, one that is in your highest good. See ad, page 19.

GREEN LIVING PIMA CLEANPRO, LLC

Carpet Cleaning, Tile & Grout, Upholstery, Area Rugs Serving Pima County & Surrounding Areas 520-954-2119 • PimaCleanPro@gmail.com PimaCleanPro.com Don’t steam your carpets, clean your carpets. Providing a low-moisture system that is: eco-friendly, unbeatable results, dries in about 1-2 hours, with no residue, longer carpet life for carpet, upholstery, area rugs, tile and grout. Reliable, on-time, answers the phone.

FLOTATION THERAPY CLOUD NINE FLOTATION

Float & Spiritual Healing Center 2118 S Avenida Planeta, 85710 520-668-4017 FloatTucson.com

PROJEKK

Best of Tucson Weekly’s Alternative Health Centers! Cloud Nine Flotation offers true Sensory Deprivation in a quiet neighborhood, professional setting. One hour in a float tank, without all the outside distractions, just might be the most relaxing place you’ve ever been. Allow your mind to unwind, and reset. Two tanks available. See ad, page 18.

Introducing Hnectar by O Way, the world’s first 2-in-1 holistic hair color infusion treatment. Equal parts treatment and permanent color, the hair’s health actually improves with each use, as plant proteins and moisture are integrated into the hair’s structure.

GLUTEN FREE

HEALTH SCREENING

GOURMET GIRLS GLUTEN FREE BAKERY/BISTRO 5845 N Oracle Rd, 85704 520-408-9000 GourmetGirlsGlutenFree.com Tues-Sun 7am-3pm, Fri-Sat 5-8pm

Do you have celiac disease or suffer from gluten intolerance? Visit Tucson’s only completely gluten-free bakery/bistro where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or freshly baked treats in a relaxed and friendly environment, without worrying about cross contamination. Beer, wine, signature cocktails available. See ad, page 28.

GONG THERAPY REPLEVYN

Danielle Dvorak 847-323-9188 Danielle@Replevyn.com Replevyn.com Meditate, do yoga, or relax while you bathed in sound and vibration that clears your energy field. Danielle is trained and certified through TibetanBowlsChool.com in the Tibetan Sacred Sound Healing tradition. Private sessions and group events (Gong Baths) are available.

HAIR SALONS UK Inspired Cuts, Organic Hair Color 204 W Grant Rd, 85705 520-331-9006 • ProjekkHair@yahoo.com Facebook: ProjekK

PROACTIVE HEALTH SOLUTIONS, LLC

Lynda Witt ACCT Certified Thermographer 520-235-7036 • ProactiveHealthSolutions.org Screening thermography has the opportunity to detect changes at any stage in the development of breast cancer, from the first year to when a tumor is dense enough to be seen with mammography. This early detection of change can lead to earlier diagnosis and better treatment options, as well as the opportunity for patients and their healthcare practitioners to intervene at an early stage with preventive treatment. See ad, page 3.

HEALTHY EATING WHOLE FOOD NUTRITION

Mack Atkinson 520-744-2566 • Omi1World@aol.com HerbalWholeFoods.com HerbalWholeFoods.com is dedicated to providing the highest quality herbal based whole foods and supplements. We believe in empowering people and that investing in their holistic well-being allows them to live their best life possible. See ad, page 14.healthcare practitioners to intervene at an early stage with preventive treatment. See ad, page 38.

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HEALTHY LIVING GLOBAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS GROUP Anne McKechnie 520-990-5268 TucsonExperts@gmail.com FamiliesWorkFromHome.com

Improving physical, environmental, financial and personal health are priorities for almost everyone. The Global Wealth and Wellness Group provides opportunities that help people balance these four aspects and thus improve a person’s overall quality of life. For a free consultation, call Anne at 520-990-5268.

NOURISHED WHOLE BODY WELLNESS

Dawn Urquhart 1600 N Tucson Blvd, Ste 120, 85716 575-770-7805 WomensBodyWisdom.com Ambitious Soulful Woman: Are you coping with exhaustion, headaches and a lack of clarity? Using a functional nutrition perspective and mind-body coaching, you can reclaim your energy! Purchase a 90-minute Bodywork session by April 7th and receive FREE entry in April cleanse. See ad, page 9.

ZACHARY SABER, LMT WellnessFirst!​ 3861 N 1st Ave, 85719 520-209-1755 Zach@TFMND.com 3861WellnessFirst.com

MASTER DIDGERIDOO AMBISONIC SOUND JOURNEY

Allen Smith – Source Sound Healer C3 Sound Healing Studio 520-369-7396 • RainbowDidge@gmail.com Relax, release and realize transformation with the most powerful shamanic and sound healing tools available. Ancient wisdom meets modern tech with didgeridoo, gongs, large crystals, Tibetan singing bowls, Brain Entrainment and Ambisonic Audio. Options: Session recording and Schumann Resonance treatment.

SOULISTIC HEALING CENTER

Gabriel of Urantia, co-founder 20 Calle Iglesia, Tubac 85646 520-398-3970 • SoulisticHealingCenter.org A tranquil refuge for healing the body, mind, and spirit. Copper-ionized chlorine-free therapeutic hot and cold Jacuzzis, heated lap pool, and infrared sauna. Complementary integrated healing modalities: massage and craniosacral, reflexology, reiki, Watsu, IonCleanse, Spiritual Morontian Counseling and Tron Therapy. See ad, page 13.

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY NORTHSTAR HYPERBARICS

Dr. Carol Henricks, MD 7598 N La Cholla Blvd, 85741 520-229-1238 • NorthStarHBOT.com

Learn to choose the right foods for you, how to heal your intestines, when to eat and more. Healing your intestine’s aides in healing Type 2 diabetes, obesity, sluggishness, sleeplessness, depression and lacking confidence. Added benefit is weight loss. See ad, page 3.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) saturates the body with oxygen, reducing inflammation and enhancing recovery from central nervous system injury including: traumatic brain injury, post-concussion syndrome, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, birth injury, autism, spinal cord injury, near drowning, anoxic brain injury and other conditions.

HOLISTIC HEALTH/ ALTERNATIVE HEALING

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LIVING IN SYNCHRONICITY

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hen we have an inner need that converges with an outside event, it is a meaningful coincidence known as synchronicity, and it happens to us all. It can be simple, like a playful sprite: recurring numbers or dates, all the lights turning green as we race to meet an appointment or a call from a faraway friend just when we want to talk to them. Or it can be profound: a chance meeting with an employer looking for exactly our skills, unexpected money appearing when we’re in a pinch, a timely rescue or our grandmother’s favorite, obscure song coming on the radio or app just as we’re feeling teary-eyed on the anniversary of her death. Whether they are lighthearted or life-changing, synchronicities link us to an underlying order in the universe that is profoundly reassuring. They open us to mystery and delight. They give us a sense of being taken care of. They nudge us to grow in scary, but life-affirming directions. They awaken a sense of awe, which studies have shown to be the emotion most likely to make us reach out generously to others—and that evokes even more synchronicity. And they can make daily life a lark. By its very nature, we can’t create synchronicity, but we can live life in a way that encourages it to show up. The more 54

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engaged we are spiritually—whether that means prayer, meditation, walking in nature or loving others deeply—the more likely synchronicity is. Being open, selfhonest, courageous, engaged, grateful and fully present summons it, which is where therapy, yoga and bodywork can be useful. But we don’t have to be saintly or enlightened; synchronicity is there for us all. It is simply the way the Universe works. The first step is to notice synchronicity when it occurs, and honor it. As with humans, when we give it our attention and say thank you, it makes it more likely to show up in our life again. At some point as our trust builds, synchronicity becomes simply the way our life works. Things show up as we need them and we are in the right place at the right time. Even when occurrences seemingly go awry, we glimpse an underlying order that gives us strength and purpose. Life becomes a steady stream of meaningfulness and inner and outer exploration. We find ourselves living in flow, attuned to life’s deepest currents and awash in deep gratitude. Meg Lundstrom is the co-author with Charlene Belitz of The Power of Flow: Practical Ways to Transform Your Life with Meaningful Coincidence. Connect at FlowPower.com.

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