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No matter how you feel about the Affordable Care Act, change is in the air and the beginning of a brand-new year is a good time to review our options. Related to, yet distinctly different than the financial impact of medical and wellness cost is the path of prevention and treatment we choose and the professionals that accompany us on the journey. After reading our feature, “Build Your Own Wellness Dream Team,” by Kathleen Barnes, you may gain a new perspective of the options and their importance to long-term health goals. Our own Dale Bruder explores the potential impact on holistic medicine specifically, in “Holistic Medicine in the New Affordable Care Act Era,” which will particularly affect our readers. We’re having something of an anniversary here. It was 20 years ago this month that Sharon Bruckman published the first issue of Natural Awakenings in Naples, Florida. Under her leadership, what began as a single print publication has grown to 90 editions across the country, a web store, discount card network, dating site and iPhone app, with much more in the works. Stay tuned—the best is yet to come. I want to remind everyone that 2014 is also the inaugural year for our Body & Sol Women’s Expo, to be held March 8 and 9 at the Tucson Convention Center, and time is running out for exhibitors to reserve their spaces. We’re looking to meet at least 3,000 people at this big-league event, and we’re having a big sneak-peak event at the Genesis Natural Wellness Center on January 9. Inside this issue you’ll find great information and advice about getting your finances in order, maximizing the benefits of whole foods and even keeping your beloved pets alive longer. It’s a new day and a new year, so go out there and seize it! Happy New Year!

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

8 CATALYST FOR CHANGE Natural Awakenings Celebrates 20 Years by Sharon Bruckman

22 BUILD YOUR OWN

WELLNESS DREAM TEAM

Take Your Health to the Next Level by Kathleen Barnes

26 HOLISTIC MEDICINE IN

THE NEW AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ERA by Dale Bruder

30 EVER-MORE-GREEN IN 2014

Easy Ways to Go Eco Right Now by Avery Mack

32 FITNESS Ă  la CARTE The Latest, Hottest Trends by Christine MacDonald

34 MOTIONXTRAINING

Provides Total Body Fitness for 2014 by Alexandra Geter

36 MONEY MYTHS

Filmmaker Katie Teague Uncovers Our Misperceptions by Linda Sechrist

38 SOUL-FULL GOALS

Feeling Our Way to Happiness

by Susie Ruth

40 LABEL LITERACY

Five Tips Help Kids Choose Healthy Foods by Elisa Bosley

42 LONG-LIVED PETS

Anti-Aging Care Aids Youthful Vigor

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in their own homes and communities. They are role models of wellness. They are eco-stars. They are visionaries that daily act on their passion for helping others live happier, healthier, more thriving lives. What started as a single print publication in Naples, Florida, in 1994, is now a growing network spearheaded by 90 local magazine publishers reaching out to share the message. Supportive media range from digital magazine editions, e-newsletters, community websites and social media releases to an iPhone app, webstore and dating website, topped by a nationwide network of local natural health practitioners. All embrace the original vision of bringing like-minded people together to help make life better. We are glad that you are joining us in celebrating 20 years together. We look forward to all the good that 2014 and beyond will bring to us all. For more information and to connect, visit NaturalAwakeningsMag.com.


Your Parenting New Year’s ReSOLUTION Introducing Parenting Skills Support Group at Genesis Natural Medicine Center Genesis is now offering FREE parent-training learning sessions for improving parenting skills and child behavior led by Drs. Nancy Aton and Britt Marie Deegan, NMD.

Classes will cover:

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blended family challenges defiant behavior healthy parent-child communication logical consequences picky eaters bedtime meltdowns teen parenting skills helicopter parenting

Learn how to deliver consistency, how to wisely pick your battles and stay centered while raising your children. Classes are FREE and will include handouts and resource materials.*

Weekly classes are every Thursday evening, 6:30 -7:30 pm, starting January 16, 23 and 30, and February 6, 13 and 20, 2014.

Please RSVP today! Seating is limited. Call Genesis Natural Medicine Center at 520-495-4400 *Adults only, please. Attendees will receive one $125 (reg. $185) first office visit coupon for anyone in your family with Dr. Nancy Aton or Dr. Britt Marie Deegan.

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newsbriefs Lifestyle Changes Can Save Your Heart

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he nonprofit Foundation for Cardiovascular Health is offering a 12-week Heart Series, a comprehensive, medically-directed, 36-hour interactive program, beginning from 4 to 7 p.m., February 4 through April 22. A free presentation about the program will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m., January 12, at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 East River Road. Developed by Tucsonans Charles Katzenberg, M.D., and Edna Silva, RN, the information is designed for anyone that wants to prevent, halt, stabilize and even reverse coronary artery disease. It includes instruction from physicians, nurses, counselors and individuals that have successfully implemented a heart healthy program in their lives. Topics include Risk Factor Evaluations, including analysis of lipids; label reading, nutrition, supplements and how to make health choices when dining out; heart medication review; stress reduction techniques like t’ai chi, yoga and Heart Math; exercise instruction; and communication. The cost is $300 or $550 per couple. For more information, call Richard Feinberg at 520-797-2281.

Looking for Something Different for Your Kids’ Birthday Parties?

MINI HEALTH FAIR

CELEBRATING 33 YEARS OF SERVICE TO TUCSON!!! KEIFER WELLNESS CENTER Dr. John R. Keifer

Have a “Make & Take” Puppet Party where kids make their own sock puppet or hand puppet to take home as a unique party favor. Check out our website or contact us for more information.

Enjoy an afternoon of Food, Fun, Education, Demonstrations, Chair Massages, Reiki, Herbal Body Wraps, Detoxification, Cold Laser, PEMF, SMT and much more! Not sure what all this is or how it can improve your health? You will experience and understand how these modalities can decrease stress, pain, toxins, excessive belly fat, and increase energy, health and in general promote an over-all sense of well being.

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Dr. John R. Keifer, D.C. Chiropractic Physician

Admission is $10 with a portion of the proceeds going to the Tucson Food Bank. Let’s all fight Hunger!! RSVP by 1/25/14 a must!! Seating limited. Purchase tickets in advance by calling 577-1717.


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atural Life Holistic Oasis (NLHO) is a one-stop wellness destination, featuring gentle chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, personal training in a private gym, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, Reiki, reflexology, energy balancing and Healing Touch. Other professional services available include psychotherapy (bilingual and family), business coaching and trauma and substance abuse counseling. Practitioners also provide yoga and qigong classes in the onsite gym. Enjoy one service at a time or coordinate multiple appointments, bring a friend for a joint workout and then spend an afternoon on the comfortable shaded grounds. Location: 7225 and 7235 N. Paseo del Norte, opposite Tohono Chul Park. For a complete list of practitioners and services or to schedule an appointment or purchase gift certificates, call 520-740-1718 or visit nlho.info. See ad on page 12.

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om and Nancy Alfonso, the owners of Alfonso Gourmet Olive Oils & Balsamics, grew up enjoying the traditional Mediterranean cooking that relies on extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). While looking for the quality olive oils and vinegars they desired, they A World of Flavor…Locally Owned found none in Tucson or Arizona and the idea to have a store dedicated to selling the highest quality extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegar was born.the World’s Explore Located in St. Philip’s Plaza, the Alfonsos offer a unique tasting experience of the Freshest Flavors freshest, ultra-premium, first cold-pressed, EVOO and flavored olive oils from around Pair just the right Olive Oil just Modena, the right Balsamic the world, plus the best traditional aged balsamic vinegarswith from Italy.Vinegar. Taste First…buy when the excitement Tom recently earned the rare title of olive oil sommelier and received a certifibecomes overwhelming. cate of sensory aptitude from The National Organization of Olive Oil Tasters. Tom, Nancy and their well-trained staff are ready to help customers find the perfect flavor for their favorite recipes.

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520 441 9081 St. Philip’s Plaza 4320 N. Campbell Ave, Ste 40

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2014 Tucson Gem show - Jan 31 to Feb 15 - Tucson, Arizona Visit the Crystal Tones Grand Temple Showroom Tent at the Globex International Gem Show. This magnificent energetic oasis offers a dazzling assortment of gemstone Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls, plus: • Live performances by Crystal Bowl Masters and Artists • Sound Healing sessions • Crystal Bowl attunements and classes • Liquid Crystal Movement Meditations and much more Crystal Bowl Master and Sounds True recording artist Tryshe Dhevney directs the newest Crystal Tones Temple permanently located in our Days Inn Premier Showroom. Call for Appointment

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Roloff Conducts ThetaHealing Classes in Phoenix

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uzanne Roloff, a master ThetaHealing teacher, is offering a World Relations class starting January 13 and a two-week Disease and Disorders class beginning February 10. Basic, Advanced and Manifesting and Abundance classes are offered between January 25 and April, as well as an eight-day Power Workshop. ThetaHealing is a meditational prayer technique which accesses natural intuitive abilities to create physical, emotional and spiritual healing with focused intent, prayer and energy through the Creator of All That Is. Fears and negative programs and patterns that keep us stuck in any area of our life are released as we create new ones, stepping into the power of who we truly are as beings of light and love. For more information, email SouthwestAngel@charter.net or visit ThetaHealingArizona.net. See ad on page 31.


stress, pain, toxins, excessive belly fat, and increase energy, health and in general promote an over-all sense of well being.

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r. John Keifer, DC, ofFeb the Keifer Wellness 11am Center, is to 3pm Saturday, 1, 2014, hosting a Mini Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., andice Thomas, LAc, Tucson Osteopathic Medical February 1, celebrating 33 years of service to Tucson,Foundation an integrative acuwhere there will be a lecture, refreshments, demon3182 N. Swan Road (East side of Camp Lowell puncturist, personality strations, chair massages and abundant educational studies teacher and owner and Swan intersection) literature. of LightWorks Acupunc Guests will see the latest “wholistic” healing modaliture, will introduce her Admission is $10 with a portion of the proceeds going ties and techniques, including cold laser and PEMF unique, free Whole-Health Consultation this (pulsed frequency), to theelectromagnetic Tucson Food Bank. which Let’soffer all rapid fight Hunger!! month at two special events: the NAWBO Dr. John Keifer pain relief, wound healing, reduction of inflammation Dr. John R. Keifer, D.C. RSVP by 1/25/14 a must!! Seating limited.2014 Health & Wellness Expo at the and other benefits; and Self Mastery Technology (SMT), Chiropractic Physician Doubletree Hotel, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the use of pulsed visual and auditory stimulation researchby hascalling shown 577-1717. Purchase tickets inwhich advance January 14, and the Holistic Open House at to be very effective in the reduction of stress, migraine and other headaches, 5th Street Chiropractic Center, from 1 to 5 insomnia, depression, pain reduction, induction of meditative states, improved p.m., January 25. memory, balancing of neurotransmitters and muscle relaxation. Guests receive a free, 10-minute Other modalities include Bioimpedence testing, which can assist in acWhole Health Consultation with Candice, curately measuring various markers helping in weight reduction and other where she will diagnose their health patnutritional programs; and Reiki and Chi Kung for the acceleration of healing. terns by observing their tongue and feeling their pulse, as well as offering insight into Admission is $10, with a portion going to the Tucson Food Bank. how their personality type influences their Location: Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N. Swan Rd., Tucson. health pattern. She also accepts all insurRSVP to 520-577-1717, email Dr@KeiferWellnessCenter.com or visit ance that covers acupuncture. KeiferWellnessCenter.com. See ad, page 10. Locations: Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. 5th Street Chiropractic, 5602 E. 5th St. For more information, call 520-390-6767, email AcuCandy@gmail.com or visit LightWorksAcu.com.

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ancy Clark, Ph.D., owner of AZ Integrative Therapies, is putting her building up for sale at 600 West Las Lomitas, in Tucson. She says, “Many therapists in the Tucson area are looking for space to expand their practice. The building location is easily accessible from the south to Sierra Vista and the north and west of Phoenix using I-19. In 2007, it was completely renovated inside and outside with elegant upgrades.” The 1,720-square-foot building contains a reception area, six therapy rooms, a break room, storage closet and a private office. It is located on nearly 19,000 square feet near Oracle and Orange Grove. In addition, there is space available for expansion. For more information, call 520-299-2668 or email OneEnergy@comcast.net.

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Award-Winning Photographer is Expanding Services

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ince 2003, Mike Leland’s professional photography career has encompassed entertainment, portraiture, weddings, landscape, interiors and fashion photography. He has worked one-on-one with stars like Justin Bieber and Carson Kressley, as well as CEOs of fortune 500 companies. Mike Leland In 2009, Mike Leland started Tucson Real Estate Photography to fill a void in the local market. His work has been published internationally and he has been able to share his knowledge and passion for photography by teaching aspiring photographers in the Tucson and surrounding areas. Now with two photography companies under one roof, Leland can offer a full range of photographic services for wedding, portrait, event, real estate/ aerial; comprehensive marketing/design services; in-house printing, from flyers to fine art; a staff make-up artist/fashion consulting; and a staff interior decorator/stager. For more information, call 520-822-7972, email Mike@MikeLeland.com or visit MikeLeland.com for private photography and call 520-822-7972 or visit TucsonRealEstatePhotography.com for real estate photography. See ad, page 6.

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new author believes that self-interest lobbyist groups are presently dominating our government’s decisions, policies and actions. Word of Mouth Democracy for the 99% - A Corporate Spiritual Democracy is his book designed for the morally, ethically and spiritually focused people of the United States to form a national organization that can compete with special interest lobbyist groups that do not have as their primary goal what is best for our country, but rather only their own gain. It is his opinion that a system called a Spiritual Corporate Democracy, brought to the U.S. by Bill Wilson and used by many spiritually oriented recovery programs, can also be used to create a political reform system. The book’s author, who remains anonymous, says, “With this book, blueprints are now available to fashion reform through the creation of a nationwide spiritual democratic organization that will use its membership’s size as clout to begin to choose government candidates, officials and representatives, based upon their moral and spiritual character, who will serve our country and its people in bringing back a government that serves its people and not the often amoral, materialistic, egocentric lobbyist group.” For more information, call 520-409-3088 or email henkelasv@aol.com. See ad, page 21.

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RESEARCH STUDY:

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR MAJOR DEPRESSION

The University of Arizona is looking for participants for a research study on the effects of an alternative procedure on Major Depressive Disorder. This study will examine whole-body infrared heating effects on your depression, how you relate to other people in your environment, and how you spend your time in general.

ELIGIBILITY • 18-65 years old

• Medically healthy • Currently experiencing depression for at least four weeks • Not currently taking any antidepressant medications

You will receive compensation for your time.

Call: (520) 314-7492 Or visit: http://mddstudy.org


Huge Gem Show with Singing Bowls

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uring the citywide 2014 Tucson Gem show, from January 31 to February 15, Tryshe Dhevney will be co-hosting Crystal Tone’s new Grand Temple Showroom Tent at the Globex International Gem Days Inn. This magnificent energetic oasis will be offering a dazzling assortment of high-frequency alchemy crystal singing bowls, live performances, crystal bowl attunements, singing bowl classes, liquid crystal movement meditation and more. As a researcher, crystal bowl master and recording artist, Dhevney has found that specific gemstone-infused crystal Tryshe Dhevney bowls resonate with powerful healing properties. “We recognize that the universe and everything in it is moving to specific tones and vibrations. Now more than ever, we are embracing our individual ability to recognize this quantum shift embedded in harmonic frequencies. The exceptional tones of the Crystal Tones Alchemy singing bowls are uniquely designed to amplify our natural bio-frequencies for healing and balancing at every level.” Location: Days Inn at 222 South Fwy. Rd., I-10 and Congress. For details, call Dhevney at 520-440-7820 or contact Crystal Tones at 801-486-2617. See ad, page 11.

Caritas Center for Healing has space available! - enjoy independence of running your own practice - be part of a cooperative focused on natural healing - class room and treatment rooms available - flexible rates that suit YOUR needs Call 520-940-0486 or email karen@caritashealing.com See photos at caritashealing.com

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New Pastors at United Fellowship Chapel

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he United Fellowship Chapel has introduced two new co-pastors, Rev. Diana Ohodnicki and Rev. Susan Wright, who bring a wide range of experience and gifts to their positions and are available for counseling, readings and classes. Beginning January 7, they will be teaching ongoing self-realization classes at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. There are two inspirational Sunday services at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., as well as many other classes and meditations throughout each week. At each service, one person guides the meditation, another speaks and several give psychic messages (everyone receives a message), so there is variety and diversity in the perspectives given to each monthly topic. The main emphasis at the Chapel is healing ourselves, getting to know ourselves and going beyond what we have been taught in order to develop the knowledge that is within each of us. People seeking healing, development of psychic gifts and a better understanding of metaphysics and guidance will find a variety of classes available. Location: 4718 E. Hawthorne St. For more information, call 520-327-0142, email dianaohoh@yahoo.com or visit United-Fellowship-Chapel.com. See ad, page 33.

Stand alone building containing + 1,720 SF, zoned CB-1, on + 18,060 SF lot. The Interior was completely remodeled in 2007 with elegant upgrades. Reception area, 6 therapy rooms, break room, storage closet and a private office. Located near Oracle and Orange Grove in Tucson, AZ. $354,000. Contact Nancy Clark, 520 299-2668 or email oneenergy@comcast.net

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Resolve to Lose Weight in 2014

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besity is at an alltime high in America and many insurance rates are tied to body mass index. In plain English, the more you weigh, the more you pay. To lose weight in 2014, set yourself up for success by utilizing every tool at your disposal. Quit spending money on pills and fad diets. Every year, people spend billions of dollars on quick fix remedies. You didn’t become overweight in one day, so don’t expect it to come off any differently. You are fighting a lifetime of bad habits, so use a variety of different approaches. To get the best success, Join a support group such as Weight Watchers or TOPS, get regular acupuncture treatments to support your digestion and reduce cravings, hypnosis to help your mental state, more sleep and of course, eat less and move more. If you need low-impact exercise, try t’ai chi or qigong. There are many studies showing that t’ai chi can help. Acupuncture will help with your health in general because it looks at the person as a whole, so if there are some systemic problems with your weight, the acupuncture will help clear those out. Robert D Chasan II is the admissions director of the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ASAOM). For more information, call 520-795-0787, email Admissions@asaom.edu or visit asaom.edu. See ad, pages 7 and 21.

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Facials Waxing Skincare Foot & Body Treatments Men’s Skincare Hatha Yoga Visit the website for monthly specials and yoga class schedule.

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here is growing evidence that mammograms, which are the primary screening tool for breast cancer, may cause it. Scientists have long known that radiation causes cancer, and now research published in the British Journal of Radiobiology reports that the so-called “low-energy X-rays” used in mammography are four to six times more likely to cause breast cancer than conventional high-energy X-rays because the low-energy variety causes more mutational damage to cells. Mammograms led to a 30 percent rate of over-diagnosis and overtreatment, according to a study published in the Cochrane Review. Researchers wrote in the study, “This means that for every 2,000 women invited for screening throughout 10 years, one will have her life prolonged and 10 healthy women, who would not have been diagnosed if there had not been screening, will be treated unnecessarily. Furthermore, more than 200 women will experience important psychological distress for many months because of false positive findings.” Many women and functional medicine doctors are now choosing noninvasive and radiation-free annual thermograms as a safer alternative. Those at high risk for breast cancer may choose to do periodic MRI screenings, a recommendation supported by research at Britain’s University Hospitals Birmingham.

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aking vitamin C before engaging in physically demanding activities helps keep colds away for people that are heavy exercisers, say Finnish researchers at the University of Helsinki. While their meta-study showed that nonexercisers that took vitamin C daily gained little or no protection from colds, the story for marathoners, competitive skiers and soldiers on subarctic assignments was much different. The study, published in the Cochrane Review, found that the 598 heavy exercisers cut their risk of colds in half.

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Practitioners Needed at Caritas Center

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aritas Center for Healing has recently expanded its availability for practitioners in its treatment rooms and classrooms. Join an acupuncturist, yoga therapist and psychotherapist in a cooperative setting that seeks to provide a variety of holistic services in one central location. Housed in a very progressive, residential neighborhood (historic Armory Park), this is the perfect location to attract clients that live nearby and may work in the downtown area. This presents an opportunity to be part of Tucson’s revitalizing downtown by practicing nearby and offering services that downtown workers or residents can easily access within a five-minute walk or drive. It is also an opportunity to be practicing in a setting that has been certified as a Green Business by the city of Tucson for ongoing commitment to reduce resource consumption. Location: 330 E. 16th St. Classroom space is available to let. Call Karen Olson, owner and psychotherapist at Caritas Center for Healing, at 520-9400486, email ko77@earthlink.net or visit CaritasHealing.com. See ad, page 14.


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Feel Good Finally with the Genesis Right Detox

Your Parenting New Year’s ReSOLUTION Introducing Parenting Skills Support Group at Genesis Natural Medicine Center Genesis is now offering FREE parent-training learning sessions for improving parenting skills and child behavior led by Drs. Nancy Aton and Britt Marie Deegan, NMD.

Classes will cover: • blended family challenges • defiant behavior • healthy parent-child communication • logical consequences Genesis Natural Medicine Center Co-founders • picky eaters Dr. Michael Uzick and Pam Stewart • bedtime meltdowns • teen parenting skills Nancy Aton, NMD Britt Marie Deegan, NMD • helicopter parenting Learn how to deliver consistency, how to wisely pick your battles and stay centered while raising your children.

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ife can be an exciting adventure. It all starts with that first positive step. Even before that first step, we must say “yes” to the thought of making that first move. The theme of the Body and Sol Women’s Expo to be held from March 7 to 9 is, “Begin with Yes!” This powerful approach to life will be explored by nationally acclaimed author and speaker Paul Boynton as he discusses his new book and challenges us to re-examine our personal approach to living life to the fullest. Pam Stewart, co-founder of Genesis, says, “This theme resonates with the heartfelt philosophy of Genesis Natural Medicine Center. Dr. Michael Uzick and I began our journey with “yes” as we walked toward the goal of creating a premier naturopathic health care center more than two years ago. Today we stand amazed at the power of that first step and what it has meant to us and our patients.” So what does “yes” mean? “At Genesis it, means refusing to accept setbacks, fear-based boundaries or negativity as the foundation for moving forward with our patients,” says Stewart. “We persevere. Our commitment is to the well-being of our patient, one step at a time. Each doctor and practitioner at Genesis was drawn to this health center because of a same personal belief we all share; every patient deserves the best care.” Genesis Natural Medicine Center

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hiropractic is based on the vitalistic philosophy of innate intelligence that allows and guides the body to heal itself when the nervous system is free of interference. By removing this nervous system interference, chiropractic facilitates the highest level of health possible. The typical chiropractic patient is 18 to 64 years old, of which 60 percent are female and 40 percent male. Additionally, children often seek chiropractic care for general health reasons, as well as for specific issues. For example, scoliosis and related complaints make up approximately 2.7 million chiropractic patient visits each year. Another group of the population, seniors, make up approximately 12 to 17 percent of most chiropractic practices. Everyone can benefit from a nervous system free of interference. Chiropractic offers an ideal approach to wellness for anyone with the intent and willingness to heal who also appreciates a drugless and surgery-free approach to health. Dr. Lee Ann Kalaba operates Be Now Chiropractic, utilizing a gentle approach to chiropractic in Torque Release Technique. For more information, call 520-484-3471.

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nly about 12 percent of people experience long-term success with their New Year’s goals. We set grand intentions at the start of the new year, but when those fall through, declare the whole process a failure. Instead of the usual all-or-nothing approach, how about simplifying the process? A doable first step is simply to observe yourself. Look at your everyday behaviors and claim the willingness to make small changes as you notice them. Spiritual practices such as prayer, meditation and journaling can be very helpful. Observing your life can be very instructive. How do you use the hours in your day? How do you spend your money? If unhealthy behaviors such as smoking or overeating are present, what “need” are you are trying to satisfy? Our lives are the result of the many choices we make, day after day, month after month and year after year. Keep your eyes, ears and heart open. Each moment is another moment to choose transformation. We are surrounded by opportunities to reinforce our highest and best possible actions. Consider these possibilities: C: Cooperate. Remain willing. H: Heed the guidance within yourself. Be receptive to the presence of Spirit. A: Allow what is no longer useful to fall away. N: Non-resistance. What we resist, persists. G: Grace is always available. Be open to It. E: Enough. Right here and right now, you are enough. Be gentle with yourself. Nita Strauss is the reverend of Unity Spiritual Center of Peace, located at 1551 S. Eastside Loop. For more information, call 520-546-3696 or visit UnityPeaceAZ.com. See ad, page 41.

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Military Exercises Threaten Sea Life During the next five years, the U.S. Navy’s war games, using live munitions in our coastal waters, will potentially kill 186 whales and dolphins off the East Coast and 155 more off Hawaii and Southern California, according to computer models. Rear Admiral Kevin Slates rationalizes the casualties by stating, “Without this realistic testing and training, our sailors can’t develop or maintain the critical skills they need or ensure the new technologies can be operated effectively.” On the upside, marine scientists are currently using mobile devices to reduce the number of whales struck and killed off California’s coast by large commercial ships. An app called Whale Spotter employs crowd-sourcing to gather data, allowing sailors, fishermen and marine scientists that spot whales to plot their locations on an interactive map. Such a network can track marine mammals in real time as they migrate. These maps are useful to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Coast Guard officials responsible for recommending changes in vessel routes. Source: Tinyurl.com/NavyWhaleWars

Yogic Milestone

Smithsonian Exhibit Highlights Storied History This month’s exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Yoga: The Art of Transformation, comprises the museum’s first presentation of yogic art. Temple sculptures, devotional icons, vibrant manuscripts and court paintings created in India more than 2,000 years ago will be on view, as well as early modern photographs, books and films. The Washington, D.C., exhibition borrows from 25 museums and private collections in India, Europe and the United States. More than 120 works, from the third to the early 20th century, illuminate yoga’s central tenets, as well as its obscured histories. Through masterpieces of Indian sculpture and paintings, the exhibition explores yoga’s goals; its Hindu, Jain and Sufi manifestations; its means of transforming body and consciousness; and its philosophical foundations. For more information, visit Tinyurl.com/SmithsonianYogaExhibit

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Smoke Choke

Big Coal’s Big Plans to Hasten Climate Change Environmentalists are mounting an effort to stop the coal industry from exporting millions of tons of coal to China and keep the coal in the ground by halting the construction of huge new coal export terminals at ports in Oregon and Washington. The nation’s two largest coal companies want to strip-mine vast reserves in Wyoming and Montana’s Powder River Basin, and then ship the coal by rail to the ports. “Based on our back-of-the-envelope calculation, the burning of this exported coal could have a larger climate impact than all of the oil pumped through the Keystone pipeline,” says Kimberly Larson, a spokesperson for the Power Past Coal campaign, a coalition of more than 100 environmental and community groups that oppose the coal terminals. Many U.S. coal-fired power plants still operate, but they’re being squeezed out of business by new federal standards for mercury, arsenic and other toxins that take effect in 2016. Also, the price of natural gas in America has fallen below that of coal. China already accounts for almost half of the world’s coal consumption, and demand continues to skyrocket for cheap, coal-fired electricity to power its growing industrial parks and mega-cities. Source: Grist.org


Grassroots Gumption

Citizen Action Wins Against Monsanto and More The Center for Food Safety (CFS), a national nonprofit advocating in the public interest, works to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. It confirms that actions such as signing petitions really do make a difference. For instance, the CFS cites a hard-fought campaign that pushed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to respond to a lawsuit and remove arsenic from chicken feed. They credit the thousands of consumers that joined the effort, saying, “Together, we forced the FDA to remove arsenic ingredients in animal feed used for our nation’s chickens, turkeys and hogs, and 98 of the 101 drug approvals for arsenic-based animal drugs will be withdrawn.” More recently, CFS reports that half a million citizen phone calls and emails had a significant effect in killing an extension of the so-called “Monsanto protection act” in the Senate. Formally named the Farmer Assurance Provision, the measure undermined the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s authority to ban genetically modified crops, even if court rulings found they posed risks to human and environmental health. Source: CenterForFoodSafety.org

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Build Your Own Wellness Dream Team

Take Your Health to the Next Level by Kathleen Barnes

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onventional doctors too often dispense vague, boilerplate health advice, urging their patients to eat a healthy diet, exercise and take helpful supplements. Some are lucky enough to also be directed to detoxify their body and manage stress. That’s typically the best most people can expect in terms of practical advice. It is rare to receive specific, individualized answers to such burning questions as: What is the best diet for this specific problem or my body type?

Which exercise will work best for me—yoga, running, tennis or something else? Why do I feel stressed so much of the time, and what can I do about it? What supplements are best for me, and which high-quality products can I trust?

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Complementary natural healing modalities can address all of these queries and more. Finding the right mix of treatment and preventive measures requires some creativity and self-knowledge. The experts Natural Awakenings consulted maintain that it is both desirable and possible to assemble an affordable and effective personal health care team that focuses on optimum wellness.

Integrative Approach

“We need to understand the value of an integrative approach because no single modality treats everything,” says Dr. Jingduan Yang, the Philadelphia-based founder and medical director of the Tao Integrative Medicine. By way of example, he maintains credentials as a physician, a board-certified psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on classic forms of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture.

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Integrative practitioners see the human body on three levels, Yang explains: structural; biochemical; and bioenergetic, a form of psychotherapy. Ideally, he says, conventional and integrative medicine, plus complementary practitioners, work together to provide the total care an individual patient needs. “Any problem on one level affects all levels, so we assess patients on all three with whatever tools we have,” he says. While conventional medicine may be able to treat structural problems well and biochemical problems to a certain extent, it falls short on the energetic level. That’s when it’s time to expand the team, counsels Yang. “‘Know yourself’ is the watchword. Get to know what to use and when to use it. It’s the practitioner’s job to educate patients in this way.” Dr. Andrew Weil, renowned as the father of the integrative medicine movement in the U.S., has remarked, “If I’m in a car accident, don’t take me to an herbalist. If I have bacterial pneumonia, give me antibiotics. But when it comes to maximizing the body’s natural healing potential, a mix of conventional and alternative procedures seems like the only answer.” Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, founding director and president of the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, turns to the integrative realm of ayurvedic medicine for healing and wellness. The 5,000-year-old Indian healing tradition incorporates lifestyle changes, yoga and meditation, detoxification, herbs, massage and various other individually targeted healing modalities, depending on the patient’s diagnosis and recommended treatment plan.

Customized Team

“Wellness is a team effort,” advises integrative medicine specialist Dr. Vijay Jain, medical director at Amrit Ayurveda for Total Wellbeing, in Salt Springs, Florida. It’s not only a matter of knowing what needs the practitioners will address at specific times, it’s also knowing who can help when the going gets tough. “Modern medicine has the edge for early detection of disease,” Jain notes. “However, Ayurveda is excellent in determining the earliest imbalances in the mind and body that eventually lead to disease.”


Health insurance may not cover the services we want, and high deductibles may pose a financial challenge in maintaining comprehensive health care, so we need a personal wellness plan. Most experts consulted agree that a personal wellness program should include a practitioner that acts as a gatekeeper and coordinates a care plan to meet individual needs. Jain recommends that the foundation of the team be a licensed medical professional such as an integrative physician (MD), osteopathic doctor (DO) or chiropractor (DC). In most states, any of these professionals can function as a primary care doctor, authorized to order and read laboratory tests, prescribe drugs and access hospital services. In some states, a naturopathic physician (ND) can perform the functions of a primary care doctor in ordering and reading laboratory tests. As part of a personal wellness team, consider a functional medicine or integrative physician, chiropractor, osteopath, doctor of naturopathy, ayurvedic practitioner, nutritionist, Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor/acupuncturist, herbalist, craniosacral therapist, massage therapist and energy practitioner (such as in Reiki, medical qigong or polarity therapy). It’s not necessary to see all of them, sources say. Sometimes, one practitioner will be skilled in practicing several modalities, a bonus for patients. Other complementary practitioners may form a supporting team that works with the primary care team, depending on the challenges a patient faces. They will be identified as treatment unfolds and the team evolves over time.

Contributing Specialists

An ayurvedic practitioner likely will begin by helping to define healthful lifestyle changes, depending on one’s dosha, or energetic temperament. Yoga and meditation would be a likely recommendation, plus specific herbs and perhaps detoxification, says Annambhotla. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture often go hand-in hand with Ayurveda in accordance with the view that illness and disease are caused by imbalances in the body’s energetic flow. 23

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Diagnostic techniques employ intuition and pulses to assess and smooth blocks in energy circulation. Craniosacral therapy is another way to unlock energetic blockages caused by lifestyle stress and other factors that restrict and congest the body’s innate ability to self-correct and remain healthy, says Joyce Harader, a registered craniosacral therapist in Cave Creek, Arizona, and secretary of the board of the Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy Association of North America. She relied on a whole team to realize a natural way back to health after being diagnosed with lupus in 1992. “Members of my health team fluctuate, depending on what is going on in my life and where I am focusing,” comments Harader. She points out, for example, that nutrition education and general deep-tissue massage can both be helpful as part of a foundational plan toward obtaining and maintaining optimal health. In fact, many of our experts recommend both a monthly chiropractic adjustment and/or massage, as well as daily yoga and an ongoing meditation practice for wellness and total well-being. Naturopathic practitioners operating in states where they are licensed can be good sources of nutrition counsel and often recommend herbal remedies for relief. “For chronic illness, you need a chiropractor or drug-free physician like a naturopath on your team. Conventional medicine is generally poor at dealing with chronic illness,” observes Naturopath and Chiropractor Michael Loquasto, Ph.D., who practices in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Loquasto should know. He has practiced integrated modalities for 50 years, employing the knowledge gained through his practice and triple doctorates, which include one in nutrition. Also a master herbalist, he strongly advocates that people start by working with a good integrative or functional medicine medical doctor. “In some states, like Pennsylvania,

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A personal wellness program should include a lead practitioner that acts as a gatekeeper and coordinates a plan of care that meets the individual’s needs. chiropractors and osteopaths can perform routine diagnostic work, but in many states they cannot,” he notes. “I recommend undergoing a physical every six months and regular bone density tests, plus colonoscopies.” Loquasto is not in favor of mammograms because of the radiation exposure associated with them, but supports routine breast screening using ultrasound or thermography.

Self-Diagnosis

Intuitive listening and observant selfknowledge are crucial parts of any wellness plan. Most people are aware when something doesn’t feel right in their body. “Libido is a great barometer of health,” suggests Dr. Diana Hoppe, an obstetrician, gynecologist and hormone specialist in San Diego, California. “If you’re not interested in sex, it’s probably a sign that you need to do some investigating.” Reasons for such a decline of interest are wide-ranging says Hoppe. “For men and women, it might be due to hormonal changes, lack of self-esteem, medications, stress, relationship issues, job, family life or lack of sleep. It means

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that somewhere, things are out of balance,” she says.

Funding a Plan

A personal multifaceted wellness program can be expensive, but there are ways to minimize the cost. “In the new world of high insurance deductibles, people get more for their money from an alternative doctor, especially one knowledgeable in a variety of healing therapies, than a conventional one,” Loquasto advises. Costs for tests may also be lower; plus patients are not expected to pay $150 or more just to walk in the door. A current trend has medical doctors and chiropractors participating in “umbrella” practices and wellness centers, where several types of practitioners collaborate in one facility. They find that sometimes insurance will pay for certain complementary services, including massage and nutrition education, when doctors or chiropractors prescribe them. Maintaining wellness in an environment filled with chemical, biological and mental toxins is a substantial, yet worthy, investment. It’s far better than the costly alternative of dealing with regular bouts of sickness or escalating disease. In that light, maintenance looks affordable: an ayurvedic diagnostic session starts at around $100, a consultation with a licensed naturopath at $75 and acupuncture at $100; a massage typically costs about $80 an hour. While insurance is unlikely to pay for treatments outside the realm of conventional medicine and sometimes, chiropractic, “The cost of these preventive therapies will be much less than the cost of treatment for a serious disease,” advises Loquasto. “You’re worth it.” Kathleen Barnes is author of more than a dozen natural health books. Her latest is The Calcium Lie II: What Your Doctor Still Doesn’t Know with Dr. Robert Thompson. Connect at KathleenBarnes.com.


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r. Carol Henricks is a fellowship trained neurologist with specialty training in EEG, epilepsy, sleep disorders and memory disorders, who approaches patient care with a focus on health and recovery through nutrition, hyperbaric medicine and electromagnetic therapy. Her focus is on complex treatment planning for patients with brain injury, spinal cord injury and neurodegenerative conditions. Working with a network of other specialists, the best recovery program for each patient is charted. Dr. Carol Henricks Henricks graduated from the Hahnemann University School of Medicine, in Philadelphia, and holds fellowships at the University of Arizona and the University of Michigan. She is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and eligible for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. The NorthStar Hyperbaric facility was designated as a treatment center for the NBIRR study treating veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury in 2009. Some of her research projects include clinical drug trials of novel anticonvulsants at the University of Michigan; neurophysiology research at Hahnemann University; memory research at Yale University; and memory research at University of Pittsburgh Learning Research and Development Center. NorthStar Hyperbaric is holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., January 11, at 7598 N. La Cholla Blvd., in Tucson. For more information, call 520-229-2122 or visit NorthStarHBOT.com. See ad, page 31.

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Holistic Medicine

in the New Affordable Care Act Era by Dale Bruder

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he Affordable Care Act offers the opportunity to shift American health care from disease treatment to prevention. Practitioners of complementary, alternative and integrative medicine (CAM) see new entry points for bringing their healing practices to the public. Hospitals are waiting for the insurance companies to approve CAM providers. However, the top priorities of ACA— covering the uninsured, making treatment more effective and controlling runaway costs—don’t include promoting natural medicine. In short, while broadly prohibiting discrimination, there are two important limitations. The ACA is not an “any willing provider” law, requiring insurance companies to contract with any provider agreeing to the insurers’ contract. And insurers can pay different rates to different providers as long as these rates are based on quality or performance measures. Each discipline has the opportunity to deepen their modality’s professionalism and assure that the state does not discriminate against them as legislation is passed approving the ACA. Health disciplines that prove their ability to deliver a desired result and can regulate their professions quality can succeed in participating in the insurance system.

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Even though the law allows for alternative medicine, it is unspecific about reimbursing practitioners. The burden rests on disciplines to show value and costeffectiveness of their work and to sustain improved health benefits. Licensing and regulation are key components for insurance providers. Those that have professionalized their modalities will have the easiest time. Those that have not will still have to rely on continuing in the self-pay model. CAM policy-watchers rejoiced when Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, inserted into the law a section stating that insurers “shall not discriminate” against care providers acting “within the scope of that provider’s license.” The action emboldened several CAMs to move on the challenge; educating state directors, writing letters and addressing lawmakers. On the forefront are national organizations representing naturopaths, acupuncturists, nutritionists, midwives and chiropractors. “In 16 states, naturopath doctors will be able to bill insurance,” says Lorilee Schoenbeck, ND, a Vermont practitioner and board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians “That will be the largest single event to impact our profession in years. And it’s a change

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our nation needs. Our health care system needs prevention-oriented, low-cost primary care that’s effective for chronic illness.” There is no guarantee, however, how state and federal regulators will interpret the nondiscrimination clause as they implement the complex law. Some states have indicated they are not aware of the nondiscrimination language or do not believe it mandates equal coverage. The nondiscrimination language resembles Washington State’s 1995 “every category provider” law, which requires private commercial insurers to cover licensed CAM providers. The naturopathic doctors association hired former Washington State insurance commissioner, Deborah Senn, to make a case to federal regulators. “The change has been very popular in Washington because it’s about good consumer choice. Implementation was very successful here,” says Senn, “And we expect it to be successful nationwide.” The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAOM) conducted a national letter-writing campaign, attracting more than 20,000 signatures in support of expanded access to acupuncture. “We looked into hiring a lobbyist to get the attention of government officials,” says Jeannie Kang, LAc, a Los Angeles acupuncturist and past AAOM president. “But it was going to cost $10,000 a month. We don’t have that kind of money.” “The support came from our patients. It’s very consumer-driven medicine.” Several states have included acupuncture for treating pain, nausea and other ailments in their essential-health benefit plans. Millions of Americans will be eligible for acupuncture under their insurance plans. “It’s a very big deal for our profession,” says King. “Our medicine is still quite young in this country. But we have been quickly recognized as effective.” Few professions fit the health care law’s prevention focus as well as nutritionists, which understand that helping patients with diet changes can save them heart surgeries or cholesterol medications with unpleasant side effects. The law specifically says nutritionists and registered dietitians (RD) may be included in patient-centered medical homes, an arrangement designed to coordinate a multidisciplinary team. Again, the limita-


tion of the law regarding reimbursement places the burden to show value and costeffectiveness on practitioners. “Health care reform has the potential to increase demand for RDs, but this outcome is not a given, “ writes P. A. Tuma, director of regulatory affairs for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, in a policy brief. “The RDs can be assured of far greater benefits by advocating for state and federal regulations that specifically identify dietitians as capable providers of particular services.” Certified professional midwives (CPM) secured a partial victory in the law, according to Mary Lawlor, MA, CPM, LM, executive director of National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM) The provision doesn’t mention CPM specifically, making it challenging to ensure states understand the value of access to midwifery. “The gap between passing a law and implementation is enormous,” Lawlor says. “The provider and facility fee structure implementation is missing or incomplete.” She continues, “The high cost of conventional birth procedures and shortage of obstetricians, especially in rural areas, will help midwives prove their worth. We’ve been able to make the case that maternity care is in terrible shape. We spend more money on it than any other country, and yet our outcomes are getting worse. Physicians tend to give everyone medical care that’s appropriate for only the most highrisk births. We’ve been able to show clearly that midwives can provide better care.” Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, Workers’ Compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal em-

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ployees, among others. Chiropractic care is also available to active-duty members of the armed forces at more than 60 military bases and is available to veterans at 36 major veterans’ medical facilities. The American Chiropractic Association has a daily Capitol Hill presence representing doctors of chiropractic. Of all the CAM modalities, the chiropractic organization is the most active. Lobbyists participate in stakeholder roundtables, submit potential legislative language and press lawmakers for clarifications to current or proposed legislation. By far, the most sophisticated of the CAM modalities in lobbying, chiropractors are a model for preparing and presenting resource information, statistics and talking points regarding their role in the new healthcare delivery system. Besides licensing and regulations, scientific assessments of alternative therapy are required to demonstrate efficacy. For providers that have anecdotal evidence of effectiveness, this is putting the cart before the horse. Until then, recipients will pay 100 percent of alternative therapy expenses.

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Although the Affordable Care Act doesn’t include promoting natural medicine, it could indirectly support an array of professions based more on relationships and behavior changes rather than on medical technology. With a shift in payment models from “fee for service” to “fee for results”, health providers will be looking to practitioners to make Americans healthier without hospitalization and surgery. “Getting involved soon after the bulk of the law takes effect is key,” says Michael Cronin, ND, a board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. “The better we do early on, the more opportunities will open up.” The benefits of integrating with insurance companies are significant, including reams of new data to study and demonstrate the efficacy of natural therapies. “That data will be useful in the future for getting wider acceptance and recognition,“ says Kang. “So there’s a ripple effect that will go wide and deep.” Dale Bruder is a regular contributor to Natural Awakenings.


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One-pot, slow-cooked hearty stews and soups—especially made with seasonal, locally grown vegetables—use less energy and need less water to wash. A slow cooker can also steam rice, make yogurt or bake simple, whole-grain breads (VitaClayChef.com). Dave Feller, CEO of Yummly.com, in Redwood City, California, adds, “Slow cooking tenderizes meats and brings out flavor, even in less expensive cuts. It’s also a timesaver.” Yummly recipes detail ingredients, cooking times and nutritional values.

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For family snacks, Terry Walters, the Avon, Connecticut, author of Clean Food and Clean Start, advocates going untraditional. “Get closer to the green plant than the processing plant,” she advises. At least once a week, she likes to try a new food. “Roasted chick peas, kale chips or a ‘pizza’ made from a rice tortilla, pasta sauce or pesto, and veggies all make ‘clean-food’ snacks.” (Recipes at TerryWalters.net.) Keeping produce fresh can be a challenge, especially when the average fridge can harbor millions of bacteria, according to testing by Microban Europe, UK. The

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This year, many Americans are set to rock the charts by turning over a new leaf and morphing from more conventional workout modes to fresh takes on fitness.

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Activities high on people’s lists these days reflect a perceived scarcity of time and money. The top picks, according to the Indianapolis-based American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2014, will be high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and body weight training.

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Both pursuits have been contenders in recent years, but are cresting the survey for the first time. A HIIT session, typically involving rapid bursts of activity interspersed with brief rest periods, usually takes less than 30 minutes. Body weight training’s appeal stems from its effectiveness and minimal need for fancy equipment or special gear.

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The survey—involving hundreds of personal trainers, gym owners and other fitness insiders—further notes an increasing diversity in fitness offerings, plus some contradictory trends. Not everyone, for instance, is cost-conscious; fitness professionals anticipate the continued rise of boutiques specializing in niche activities. Those with momentum range from balletinspired barre workouts to Pound and Drums Alive sessions, in which people “rock out” while they work out. Grace DeSimone, an ACSM spokesperson, equates specialized offerings to an à la carte menu, with individuals choosing tasty workout modes. “It’s like a buffet,” she says. While a single class can cost up to $25, there seldom are membership fees. Muscles are treated to varied workouts, even if only once a week in a “boutique” treatment. “It’s good for your body to crosstrain; if you do the same thing over and over again, your body adapts,” DeSimone advises. Unless a competitive athlete is looking to improve performances in a given sport, repeating the same exercise daily can lead to injury and lessen the desired positive impact, she says. “Your body likes change.” Spinning spin-offs like Soulcycle, Flywheel and Kinetic Cycling represent an evolution of indoor classes and old-school outdoor cycling. Meanwhile, fitness instructors and wellness consultants note that Zumba has set the stage for danceoriented workouts, diverging from Latin rhythms into hip-hop and other music genres. If workouts are increasingly encroaching on “social” activities like dancing, it’s because the nation—or at least the expanding population trying to live healthier lifestyles—is undergoing a broader lifestyle transformation, says Jim White, of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The registered dietitian, award-winning fitness pro and national spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics observes, “There’s a shift in culture.” He says, “People are sick of ‘yo-yoing’ with fad diets and exercise routines, and they are looking for effective new approaches, whether for dieting, social life, accountability or competition.” He sees this new mindset fueling the proliferation of websites and phone apps that facilitate


everything from counting calories and steps walked daily to on-the-go workouts.

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Interval Training: Both high- and low-intensity variations can resemble a fountain of youth for older adults, says DeSimone. These can range from integrating a few five-minute sprints to enhance a half-hour walk to engaging in formalized Asian-influenced Tabata classes and boot camps. High-intensity workouts aren’t for everyone. “HIIT is best delivered when it does not use the one-size-fits-all approach,” says Tony Ordas, a kinesiology lecturer at California State University, San Marcos. “Participants need to have an established level of cardiovascular endurance before increasing intensity.” Body Weight Training: The natural, timeless exercise approach of using our own body weight instead of equipment can, if done right, hone muscles and build core strength, often in creative ways. Personal Training, Small-Group Training and Wellness Coaching: Rising demand by individuals for support in achieving their desired results is propelling

growing numbers of trainers and coaches to obtain health and fitness college degrees and postgraduate certifications. Specialized Fitness Programs: Programs geared to the needs of particular groups such as pregnant women, older adults, dog owners and those interested in losing weight remain popular. Activities vary in approach and intensity, but often emphasize “functional fitness”, focusing on building strength and balance useful in everyday life, rather than more athletic or competitive training. 

Yoga: This ancient mind-body workout continues to extend from East to West, building on a host of classical forms such as hatha, ashtanga, kripalu, kundalini and Vinyasa. Relatively new forms also are extensive, from power yoga, Bikram and Yogalates to emerging hybrids like the yoga/surfing combination of Yoga Board. Christine MacDonald is a freelance journalist in Washington, D.C., whose specialties include health and science. Visit ChristineMacDonald.info.

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be personally designed to match each how each group needs their bodies to perform. With more than 300 types of movement exercises, Bialas designs workouts for each class depending on the goals and levels of his students. TRX Training requires a TRX Suspension Training device, which includes two straps with rubber handles and a neoprene loop that can be hooked to a beam, tree or door. Bialas also offers TRX Rip training, which emphasizes strength in rotational movement through the use of elastic resistance. It’s portability and easy assembly allows TRX exercises to be performed wherever space permits. The give within the two handles requires participants to engage muscles in multiple muscle groups and gain rotational strength in their practice. Bialas explains, “When you sit down at a machine, you are working in a single plane of motion, but in TRX, you are working in all planes of motion, which forces you to use stabilizing muscles that are needed in everyday life.” TRX is a safe activity for children, teens and older adults, as well as during the majority of pregnancy and for those

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usually because of a perceived scarcity of money. I became curious about what role our relationship to money plays in such disconnections.

Money Myths

Filmmaker Katie Teague Uncovers Our Misperceptions by Linda Sechrist

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atie Teague’s inspiring documentary, Money and Life (MoneyAndLifeMovie.com), provocatively asks: Rather than disastrous, can we view economic crises as brimming with opportunities to shift our thoughts about money and thereby improve models of economic exchange?

Why did you produce a documentary on the subject of money? As an in-depth psychotherapist familiar with observing humanity, I felt that I could use the simple lens of storytelling to chronicle the complexity of money and economics. Because I had no experience in economics or filmmaking, I was often brought to my knees in the crucible of all I was learning, a virtual crash Ph.D. course.

In interviewing David Korten, economist, author and former professor at the Harvard Business School, he soothed my worries by pointing out that because I hadn’t been indoctrinated into the world of economics and its jargon, my language of metaphors and analogies would help lay people better recognize and understand convoluted economic concepts. As a therapist, I repeatedly see how disconnections due to eroding relationships with ourselves, our natural world and each other are wreaking havoc on people and the planet. I routinely see that money isn’t a root cause of a person’s issues, just the container for them. Most frequently the issues I hear about result from setting dreams aside “for later” and squelching the sparks of individual genius,

What are the effects of awaking to what money is and isn’t in our lives? In considering this from the perspective of healing and tending the soul, asking, “Where are we most wounded in our modern world?” I had my own quantum awakening to the fact that I’m not separate from the subject matter I’m exploring: What is my own story with money? Have I given up healthy self-government to the money god? What are my opportunities to reclaim my own power? I discovered that the core principle of the economy, money and currency is relationship itself, and that we’ve unwittingly disempowered ourselves by entrusting too much power to middlemen like central banks and financial consultants, but are now realizing that we don’t need them. One clear example is that more individuals are having a direct experience of the divine. Also, entire communities are investing their time, energy and money in their local economies, where they have established relationships and can see the results. I believe that the technologies supporting our emerging new economy reflect our own consciousness coming online.

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Were you surprised at what you learned? I did not know that the U.S. and global economies are based on debt and scarcity nor understand beforehand that our perceptions of scarcity and separation from one another are only illusions. While the majority of economists say that money is an exchange, Bernard Lietaer, author of The Future of Money, states, that is what money does but not what it is. Fundamentally, money is a human agreement—a form of currency via an artifact designed, engineered and built by humans. This is something we have forgotten and it’s hurting us.

How did you approach the universally sensitive subject of money? The film is purely a starting place and a tool that individuals can use to educate themselves and spark conversations. I kept the tone of the film as non-polarizing as possible so that conservative family members could cull compelling concepts that inspire further exploration, rather than walk away feeling a need to defend their beliefs. Awareness and knowledge breeds empowerment and innovative perspectives so that we all can better participate in whatever is emerging.

Will a new economy replace or parallel the existing one? A new economy is emerging and operating in parallel. Beyond being based on gifting, alternative money, barter or other buzzwords, it’s coming online from a previously unknown place. This is one of the reasons I term the film emergent-oriented, rather than solution-oriented. A quote by Richard Buckminster Fuller, systems theorist, architect and inventor, eloquently applies: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” The fact is that the old economy, based on debt and scarcity, is designed to collapse. The more innovative we can be in participating in the emerging economy, the more conscious awareness we can bring to bear, improving the chances for increasingly positive impacts. Linda Sechrist is a Natural Awakenings senior staff writer. Visit ItsAllAboutWe.com for recorded interviews.

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LaPorte’s Desire Map process is a holistic life planning tool that helps spur our thinking about our core desired feelings and how to use them to start creating some goals with soul. At heart, it involves the following four highly personalized steps. How do you want to feel? Engage in a stream of consciousness, allowing each query to lead to the next and letting your desired feelings flow. Do you want to, for example, feel continuously energized, connected or prosperous? Consider areas such as livelihood and lifestyle (career, money, home, travel), health and wellness (healing, fitness, leisure, mental health) and relationships and community (romance, friendship, family). Recognize patterns. Look for patterns in the desired feelings in order to distill your list to determine key, repeating words. Individuals tend to reach for the

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same feeling states across all areas of their lives. If you want to feel “vitality” within livelihood, then you likely wish to feel the same way in the context of wellness and relationships. Declare your core desired feelings. Now zero in on three to five core feelings that resonate most strongly inside. Ask yourself what’s beneath each feeling. For you, perhaps “success” is really about freedom, creativity or excellence. Look up the definitions of words—every word is its own world. Which feelings do you find to be the most uplifting, positive, satisfying and compelling? Ask yourself: “What do I want to do, have or experience to create my core desired feelings?” Thus, you begin setting goals with soul. You see and make connections between how you want to feel and what will actually help you feel that way. This is where you turn your ambitions truly inside-out and right-side-up to hitch your intentions to deeper and more nurturing meaning. This is the revolutionary beginning of realizing the ongoing success of a lifetime. Source: Danielle LaPorte is an entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, social media presence and bestselling author of The Fire Starter Sessions; her latest release is The Desire Map. She is a former news commentator for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and director of a Washington, D.C., think tank. Visit DanielleLaPorte.com.


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Deep Conversation Accompanies Good Food The pursuit of combining good food and conversation is taking on new, more fulfilling formats. Instead of idle chitchat or gossip over high-calorie feasts, many people are showing an appetite to fill their lives with more meaningful discussions while dining on healthy meals. The international Green Drinks phenomenon was among the first to successfully mix eco-conscious conversation with healthy beverages; now, thought-provoking initiatives are mixing regular banter with bites in ways that are both lively and nurturing. Those seeking the exotic may indulge in The Philosopher’s Table: How to Start Your Philosophy Dinner Club—Monthly Conversation, Music and Recipes, by Marietta McCarty, following guidelines to immerse guests in the tastes and cultures of 12 different cities and countries. Suggested themes include saluting the present-day benefits of the work of women’s rights pioneer Jane Addams while sipping multi-bean soup (Chicago) or consuming uplifting perspectives of ancient philosopher Lao Tzu over shrimp dumplings with dipping sauce. Recommended discussion topics at ConversationCafe.org include self-identity and selfreflection, current events and appreciating the arts. A search function for finding a local chapter complements advice on launching a new one. RawFoodNetwork.com provides links to groups nationwide that forge connections with fellow enthusiasts, share dishes and network. It also provides information, recipes and other helpful resources. Touring experts in the preparation and benefits of raw food and vegan, plant-based diets show up everywhere from natural food restaurants and retailers to health expos and foodie Meetup events. Speakers include Brian Clement, Brenda Cobb, Paul Nison, Jenna Norwood, Karen Ranzi and David Wolfe.

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Label Literacy Five Tips Help Kids Choose Healthy Foods by Elisa Bosley

Families have three key weapons in combating America’s childhood obesity epidemic: keeping them active, reducing their soda and junk food intake and teaching youngsters how to read food labels.

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ccording to the National Center for Health Statistics, obesity more than doubled in children ages 6 to 11 and tripled in adolescents ages 12 to 19 between 1980 and 2010. Nearly one in five youths in both age groups, plus one in eight preschoolers, are now considered obese and at increased risk for consequent health problems. By 2013, the Centers for Disease Control finally showed signs of hope, with some states reporting small reversals in the trend. Positive developments might continue if parents and teachers gently coach kids to better evaluate what’s going into their mouths and bodies by understanding food labels. Despite the intimidation factor (even for adults), “Once children know how to read, they are ready to start learning how to read food labels,” advises Jolly Backer, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending, a forward-thinking company actively increasing the presence of healthy-food vending machines in schools nationwide. He says, “The more kids know about what they’re eating, the more empowered they’ll be about making healthier food choices.” Here are five basic tips to increase knowing what food labels really say that will benefit a youngster’s health for a lifetime. Visualize serving sizes. Assemble two or three packaged food items—preferably those that the child regularly eats, like cereal, oatmeal and applesauce—plus a

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measuring cup. Point out the serving-size number on the package label, and let the child measure out a single serving. This visually reinforces serving sizes, the first number anyone needs to consider on a food label. Try it with a single soda or juice bottle, too, which often says, “two servings.” Important note: Most nutrition label serving sizes are based on a 2,000-calorie adult diet. For kids ages 4 to 8, portion sizes are about two-thirds of an adult portion; for preteens, portions run 80 to 90 percent of the adult amount, says Registered Dietitian Tara Dellolacono-Thies, food coach for CLIF Kid nutrient-rich organic energy snacks. Evaluate numbers. Next, discuss the numbers noted for calories, fat, sugar, fiber and cholesterol. When evaluating a packaged food for an elementary school child, Dellolacono-Thies suggests aiming for 175 calories or less per serving; one gram or less saturated fat; no trans fats; no more than 13 grams of added sugars; no more than 210 milligrams sodium content; and at least two grams of fiber. She notes that cholesterol alone is less of a health risk factor for kids than saturated fats and sugars unless a child is on a specialized diet. Added bonuses: Look for high-percent daily values (shown as DV percentage) for nutrients such as calcium, iron, zinc and vitamin D, which experts generally agree


most kids’ diets lack in sufficient quantities. Compare and contrast. Armed with these basic guidelines, compare, for example, the grams of sugar in a can of soda with a serving of cooked rolled oats, or the amount of calcium in a carton of milk versus a juice box. One-to-one evaluations will begin to give a child a sense of what numbers constitute “high” or “low” amounts. Check the fine print. “Artificial colors and flavors, artificial sweeteners, highfructose corn syrup or partially hydrogenated anything signal that the food is likely of lower nutritional quality,” counsels Dellolacono-Thies. Make a game of sounding out items in the ingredient list. “It’s a classic teaching moment: Unpronounceable ingredients often mean it’s a lab-created, fake, food-like item,” she says. Next, ask the youngster to

read the label on an apple. Surprise! No food label means it’s a whole, real food— the best, most nutritious kind. Translate knowledge into choices. Once a child has gotten the hang of it, let him or her compare different food labels and choose which one is the healthier option. Plan a little extra time to also do it during grocery shopping. With time and practice, an educated youngster will begin to incorporate the power of reading food labels before choosing foods. “Even when children walk up to a vending machine, where they can’t read labels, you want them to know which is the healthier option,” says Backer. “With label-reading practice, they’ll become savvy shoppers who’ll readily recognize healthy food options when they see them.” Elisa Bosley is senior food editor at Delicious Living magazine.

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Exemplary Treatment

LONG-LIVED PETS Anti-Aging Care Aids Youthful Vigor by Dr. Shawn Messonnier

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n human health care, naturopathic doctors offer a specialty called anti-aging medicine. The goal is to restore optimal health to those at midlife and older that seek to prevent or reduce the incidence of diseases often associated with aging. But when it comes to aging pets, most veterinary doctors fail to focus on the necessary specialized care. In fact, some traditional vets may decline to treat older pets at all. Often, these animals are suffering from chronic diseases and when they are treated, prescriptions may include numerous drugs. As many know, drugs can entail serious, even debilitating side effects, further deteriorating the prospects for sustained health. Owners may thus find themselves spending a lot of money maintaining their pets in a chronic state of ill health with little hope for improvement. Animals that might benefit from surgery for problems ranging

from dental disease to tumors may not receive ameliorating care when the family vet simply considers them “too old” to invest in or pull through surgery.

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For an enlightened holistic vet, no pet is too old to warrant and benefit from proper health care. By instituting the correct care and focusing on anti-aging efforts, health can be improved and often restored, with the added advantages of reducing unnecessary medications and increasing their lifespan. As an example, most doctors expect larger breeds of dogs to live 10 to 12 years, but with informed care, these same dogs can typically live 15 to 16 years. Smaller dogs and cats typically have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years; using an anti-aging approach, such pets routinely live 18 to 20 years or longer, in good health and with a good quality of life.  

Here’s how the team at Paws & Claws Animal Hospital, in Plano, Texas, successfully approaches anti-aging medicine. Beginning at 5 years of age, all pets— including dogs, cats, other small mammals, birds and reptiles—are screened via a physical examination and special blood and urine tests twice a year, with a focus on bionutritional analysis of results. Abnormal results indicating some risk, even slight ones, often ignored by mainstream medicine, are treated using vet-specified natural medicines that help return biometric values to normal and slow down the progression of problems that could, if untreated, turn into serious diseases. Dietary evaluation, including a bionutritional analysis, ensures that the pet is eating what’s most appropriate for its age, breed and health status. Potential dental and other oral issues are treated aggressively and early, because they are the most common source of infection and inflammation contributing to poor bodily health, including diabetes and diseases of the liver, kidneys, heart and lungs. A review of prior medications confirms or adjusts proper use. In most cases, some of these medications can be eliminated or replaced as needed with natural therapies that have the same clinical effect, but without the possible side effects associated with chronic use of medical therapies. Natural supplements, which can benefit all pets, also are reviewed and/or prescribed. Most older pets benefit from supplementation with phosphatidylcholine, vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, glucosamine and other elements to support thyroid and adrenal functions. Paws & Claws also favors the herbal remedy Healthy Qi to support the immune system of any ill or older pet; astragalus, green tea, gotu kola and ginseng ingredients give an extra boost toward achieving homeostasis and improved quality of life. Like human senior citizens, pets in their golden years deserve dignified specialized care that allows them to live more happily and peacefully. Shawn Messonnier, a doctor of veterinary medicine practicing in Plano, TX, is the award-winning author of The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats and Unexpected Miracles: Hope and Holistic Healing for Pets. For more information, visit PetCareNaturally.com.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 3

MONDAY, JANUARY 6

IONS Tucson Monthly Presentation – 6:30-8pm. Sanjay Manchanda, PhD presentation “How Do You Experience Yourself:  As a Wave, a Particle or a Field of Pure Potential?” $5 suggested donation. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-399-8285. IonsTucson@yahoo.com. IonsTucson.com.

Look Good & Feel Even Better – 6pm. Starting January 6 - Community support, variety of fitness classes, health assessment, coaching and sampling of nutritional products plus discounts at local fitness facilities. $25. 520-495-9543. Sheila@TheGratefulGoddess.com. TheGratefulGoddess.com.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8

2nd Annual Building the Foundations of Health Series – 10am-6pm. Also Jan. 12, 19, 26, 1-3pm. Make lasting healthy changes. Individualized consults with Dr. Saber, ND and Arlene Siegel, Raw Food Educator included to help each participant define their own new life goals. Limited to 12 participants. $249. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 520-668-0039. DrDeeAnnND@aol.com. 3861WellnessFirst.com.

Gather The Elders – 8:30am-12pm. Continuing the wisdom journey Circles of Meaning, qigong, laughter yoga (includes breakfast). Free. Kiva-Jr. League Tucson, 2099 E River. 520-298-6542. DelJonesAZ@cox.net.

Meditation for Everyone – 1-2pm. Learn to calm the mind, nervous system, enhance your connection to the divine. Enjoy the inner and outer peace meditation brings. Free. Wellness First, 3861 N 1st Ave. 520-625-8312. Gdshively@gmail.com. Yogananda Birthday Celebration – 2-3:30pm. A joyful birthday celebration for Paramhansa Yogananda. Flower ceremony, chanting and seldom seen slideshow of Yogananda photos. Free. Ananda Center of Tucson, 1002 E Prince Rd. 520-907-4534. ElizabethLMason@yahoo.com. AnandaArizona.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 TIES Guest Speaker - Steve Roach – 6:30pm. Prolific artist Steve Roach has dedicated nearly three decades to exploring a myriad sound worlds for that connection with the inspiration from his near-death experience (NDE). $5. Unity Church of Tucson, 3618 Camino Blanco Pl. 520-395-2365. TucsonAZ@Iands.org. TucsonIANDS.org.

Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercises – 9:3011:30am. Also Jan 18, 25 & Feb 1. Four part series of TRE (tension/trauma releasing exercises) RSVP required with prepayment. $70 for series. Dr. Bryan Sloyan’s office, 5655 E Grant Rd. 520-398-4266. Sitaaraa@aol.com. TraumaPrevention.com. Bio-Touch Practitioner Training – 10am-4pm. Jan. 11 & 12. Fun, interactive hands-on training teaches how to help friends, family relieve pain and stress. $48 both days. Massage therapists receive 10 CEUs ($60). Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. 520-751-7751. Office@JustTouch.com. JustTouch.com. Your Adventure 2014 – 10am-4pm. Using creativity, images, nature and collaging to create Your Adventure 2014; the best year yet. $50. TBA, 520-906-7542. Inspire@ArtsForTheHeart.com. CreateNewLight.com. Reiki Level I: Enhance Your Well-Being On All Levels – 12-5pm. Reiki enables you to raise your frequency and well being of loved ones and pets on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. $100. Highlands at Dove Mountain, 4949 W Heritage Club Blvd, Marana. 520-245-4214. JudyFerrig@comcast. net. ReikiTucson.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

Healing Inner Child – 1pm. 8-week class. Letting go of the inner critical parent and old baggage, nurturing your inner child, transforming fear. $120. Water of Life MCC, 3269 N Mountain Ave. 520-780-0170.

Stepping Forward Into The New Year With Pizazz – 9am-1pm. Circle of Life Playshop that is fun, selfinformative and empowering with Carol Keck, RN. Come away with an action plan that wortks. $20.Wellness First, 3861 First Ave. 520-444-9313. CarolKeck@yahoo.com.

Spiritual Awakening Class – 3pm. 8-week class. Opening to inner guidance, transforming your life, the awakened perspective and accelerating your growth. Begin $120. Water of Life MCC, 3269 N Mountain Ave. 520-780-0170.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

Write to Heal – 10-11:30am. Wednesdays thru Feb. 12. Each class focuses on writing exercises on a topic, including Increasing Resiliency, the Body Electric, Visions for Our Bodies and Our Lives, My Healing Journey and Healing Relationships. $60. Northwest Art Center, 7770 N Shannon Rd, Rm 303. 520-881-2534. Deborah@DeborahMayaan.com. DeborahMayaan.com.

Bio-Touch Open House – 6pm. Informal presentation of Bio-Touch, a bio-energetic technique, by co-founder Paul Bucky. Includes question & answer segment. Free. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. 520-751-7751. Office@JustTouch.com. JustTouch.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

Heroine’s Journey Women’s Group – 10am-12pm. 8 session, bi-weekly group. Honor and explore in depth, the soul illuminating and sometimes harrowing archetypal journey that women take toward self actualization and integration. Morning and evening groups available. $40. 2292 W Magee, Suite 130. 520-369-4017. Linda@RiversWayPsychotherapy.com. RiversWayPsychotherapy.com.

Angel Gong Salt-Water Pool Meditation – 6:30-8pm. Profound Angel Gong meditation while floating in a heavenly warm salt-water indoor pool. Enter this New Year with greater connection to Source. $20 in the pool, $15 pool-side. Santa Rita Springs, near Grant Rd and Mountain Ave. 520-975-5376. Millmarcia@gmail.com. SpiritedChangeAZ.com. Dance Improvisation Weekend – Jan 17-19. Begins 7pm. Themes based on the principals of individual and group dance improvisation as pioneered by Barbara Mettler will be explored. $130. $130. Tucson Creative Dance Center, 3131 N Cherry. 520-575-8785. LynnBlankinship@gmail.com. DanceCreative.org.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus – 9:30am5pm. Gen Kelsang Lingpur will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddh Amitayus and explain how we can increase our widom, lifespan and good fortune by practicing the yoga of Buddha Amitayus. $70 includes lunch and optional retreat sessions on Sunday. Kadampa Meditation Center, AZ, 1701 E Miles St. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org/empowerment/. Belief Systems – 1-3pm. Unconscious belief systems stored in DNA block progress despite our hardest efforts. Learn to reprogram yourself for growth. $30 advance/$35 event. $30 adv/$35 at event. Spirits Child Metaphysical Bookstore. 520-245-4214. JudyFerrig@comcast.net. OpenPathways-EnergyandCommunication.com. The Consciousness Code: Key to Awakening – 2pm. Thru Feb 22. Consciousness is the core source of true transformation. Learn and practice keys to awakening. Facilitator: Mahria Thompson. $35 or $150/6 sessions. Speedway & Kolb Exact. 505-363-1090. YesMahria@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 Meditation for Everyone – 1-2:15pm. Pre-meditation activities to calm the body and mind and meditation. Free. Wellness First, 3861 N 1st Ave. 520-625-8312. Gdshively@gmail.com. Homeopathic Medicine – 3-5pm. Also Jan 26 & Feb 2. Three classes to learn homeopathic first aid and treatment for acute illnesses. Taught by Ambika Wauters,CCH, R.S.Hom, NA. Soup, salad, homemade bread included. $35. Renee’s Organic Oven, 7065 E Tanque Verde Rd. Ambika@prodigy.net.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21 “Connections” Shame Resilience Class – 10am12pm. Based on a 12-week curriculum designed by Brene’Brown. Join group as we learn about the devastating influence of carried shame and how to create lasting resilience to it. Morning and evening classes. $40. Rivers Way Psychotherapy, 2292 W Magee, Ste. 130. 520-369-4017. Linda@RiversWayPsychotherapy.com. RiversWayPsychotherapy.com.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 Grand Re-Opening at Coyote Healing – 10am-4pm. Offering Pulsed Magnetic Fields as a powerful way of reducing pain and inflammation. We have welcomed Carol Keck, RN to provide Wellness Coaching and Healthcare Advocacy. Free. Coyote Healing Center, 700 N Country Club Rd, Ste 120. 520-722-9787. CoyoteHealing@cox.net. CoyoteHealingCenter.com. Angel Gong Wave – 3-4:30pm. Profound Angel Gong meditation while floating in a heavenly warm salt-water indoor pool.  Enter this New Year with greater connection to Source. $20 in the pool; $15 pool-side. Santa Rita Springs Pool, near Grant Rd and Mountain Ave. 520-975-5376. Millmarcia@gmail.com. SpiritedChangeAZ.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30 Artist’s Way Women’s Group – 10am-12pm. 12-session bi-weekly group will work “hand’s on”, with Julia Cameron’s Artist’s Way process to reclaim and unloose your blocked or otherwise hindered creativity. $40 per session/discount if paid in advance. 2292 W Magee, Ste 130. 520-369-4017. Linda@RiversWayPsychotherapy.com. RiversWayPsychotherapy.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Mini Health Fair – 11am-3pm . Dr. John R. Keifer. Celebrating 33 years of service in Tucson. RSVP by 1/25/14 , seating limited. Advance tickets available. $10, portion of proceeds go to Tucson Food Bank . Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation , 3182 N. Swan Rd. 520-577-1717.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 “Living Lightly” with Gen Kelsang Rigpa – 4-6pm. Heartfelt and practical teachings illuminate Buddha’s path and are presented with warmth and humor making them accessible to everyone. $20. YWCA, 525 N Bonita Ave. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org/rigpa.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 TIES Guest Speaker: Rev. Kiki Corbin – 6:30pm. Minister, naturopath, counselor and author of The Gift of Life, Kiki’s path has been shaped by 3 near-death experiences. $5. Unity of Tucson, 3617 Camino Blanco Pl. 520-395-2365. TucsonAZ@iands.org. TucsonIANDS.org.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 TIES Workshop: Gifts of Light, The Transcendental Method – 6:30-9pm. Minister, naturopath, counselor and author of The Gift of Life, Rev Kiki

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Corbin will provide this experiencial workshop to guide participants to access their “higher self. $25 early, $30 at the door. Unity of Tucson, Harmony Hall, 3620 Camino Blanco Pl. 520-395-2365. TucsonAZ@iands.org. TucsonIANDS.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Fight Flight Freeze: The Brain’s Survival – 10am12pm. What is your response pattern to stress? Fight? Flight? Freeze in it? Learn practical ways to thrive, not just survive. $25. Man in the Maze Room, Casas Adobes Professional Plaza, 6965 N Oracle Rd. 520-797-1234. ManInTheMaze2013@gmail.com. ManInTheMazeRoom.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 2014 Don Pooley Greens for Senior Annual Golf Tournament – 8am-1pm. 8am registration. 9am shotgun start. Proceeds benefit Pima Council on Aging to support the many programs for the aging. $150. Sewailo Golf Club at the Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 W Valencia Rd. 520-305-3401. Dconover@pcoaorg. pcoa.org. Bio-Touch Practitioner Certification Class – 9am-4pm. Also Sunday, Feb. 23. Two consecutive weekends. Enhance your healthcare practice by certifying your Bio-Touch volunteer training skills. $60. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. 520-751-7751. Office@JustTouch.com. JustTouch.com. Reiki Advanced Symbols – 12-5pm. Add additional power to your work. These specialized symbols are not taught in all Reiki programs and provide important focused energies. $75. New Moon Haven Metaphysical Bookstore, 16256 N Oracle Rd. 520-245-4214. JudyFerrig@comcast.net. OpenPathways-EnergyandCommunication. Pop Up Gallery Art Opening – 4-7pm. Pop Up Art Gallery opening featuring abstract artist Bernadette West, with Julie Guerrero, Mixed Media Artist. Free. Man in the Maze Room, Casas Adobes Professional Plaza, 6965 N. Oracle Rd., 520-797-1234. ManInTheMaze2013@gmail.com. ManInTheMazeRoom.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 8 2014 PCOA Ages ‘n Stages Active Adult Lifestyle Expo – 9am-4pm. A celebration of an active adult lifestyle in Pima County. 100 exhibitors, informative seminars, music, entertainment and fun activities for all ages. Free event and parking. Casino del Sol Grand Ballroom, 5655 W Valencia Rd. 520-835-2047. dconover@pcoaorg. PimaCouncilOnAgingBlogspot.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 15 Learning From Past Lives – 1-3pm. Interactive workshop enables a journey to past lives and access to energies affecting this life, clear physical symptoms and understand relationships. $30/ advance $35event. Spirits Child, 3870 West River Rd, #120. 520-245-4214. JudyFerrig@comcast.net. OpenPathways-EnergyandCommunication.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 29 HARD CHARGE Tucson – 8:30am-3pm. A 4-mile obstacle course race and national TV show. Free for spectators to watch the action and be part of the filming of a national TV show. MC Motorsports, 11700 S Harrison Rd. 701-261-4440. Lindsay.Babb@HardCharge.com. HardCharge.com.


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Chapel of Awareness Sunday Service – 4pm. Private Readings after the service at approximately 5:30pm. Guided self healing, absent healing, energy healing by Rev. Jim, Talk on life-application of skills learned in our school.  Free messages from your angels, spirit teachers or friends in spirit. 931 N Fifth Avenue.  

Calendar events must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication and adhere to our guidelines. Visit NaturalTucson.com for guidelines and to submit listings.

Inspirational Sunday Service – 10am-2pm. Guided meditation, speakings and psychic messages. Everyone receives a message. Free. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 5 2 0 - 3 2 7 - 4 5 5 9 . DianaOhoh@yahoo.com. United-Fellowship-Chapel.com.

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Artisan Marketplace – 10am-8pm. Also Sat. Local artisans, psychic readings, and more. New vendors always welcome. Free. Monterey Court, 505 W Miracle Mile. 520-207-2429 X 2. Info@MontereyCourtAZ.com. MontereyCourtAZ.com.

Morning and Evening Meditation – 7am & 7pm, Daily. Begin and end your day with Sanskrit chanting, worship and meditation in the contemplative environment of Jyoti Mandir – Temple of Light. Free. Desert Ashram, 3403 W. Sweetwater Dr, 520-743-0384.

sunday I Ching Lunar Journaling – 1st Sun. New moon seminars engaging spiritual alchemy in a Zen Taoist way. Shojo 6, 18 days or 72 days over 2 1/2 lunar cycles. For seminar times and locations go to DaleBruder.com/taotime. 520-331-1956. TaoTime@DaleBruder.com. The Deeper Meaning of Jesus’Words – 9am & 11 am. Explore the underlying ideas of our Christian heritage for your deeper understanding. Child care provided. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-577-3300. UnityTus.com. Community Interfaith Church – 10:45am.Visioning Meditation; 11 a.m. Youth Church & Sunday Celebration. Solutions for living in today’s world. Rev. George Wrigley, Senior Minister. Donations accepted. Metro Water Company Meeting Room, 6265 N La Canada. 520-861-8734. Gwrigley@ymail.com. CommunityInterfaithChurch.com. House of Love & Light – 10am-12pm. Agape Gatherings - 10am Meditation; 10:30am Agape Message. 7411 N. Oracle Rd, Quality Inn & Suites. Free. Quality Inn and Suites, 7411 N Oracle Rd. 520-329-7250. Hhl.org@gmail.com.Tucsonhll@gmail.com. Ai Chi – 10am. With Connie Seddon. Combining Tai Chi with Shiatsu and Qi Gong, a flowing, powerful program of movement in a warm saltwater pool to increase oxygen and nutritional absorbtion. $15. Santa Rita Springs. 520-777-4940/520-245-6616. AquaticRelaxation.com.

Science of Spirituality – 10am-2pm. New hours. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N 1st Ave. 520-209-1755. Celebration and Potluck – 10:30am. Last Sun. Love-based, practical spiritual teachings empower you to live your most abundant and meaningful life. Celebrate your magnificence. Child care available. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop #121. 520-546-3696. Info@unitypeaceaz.com. Sunday Worship – 10:30-11:30am. Founded on the power of prayer, and honoring Jesus as our Master Teacher, Unity provides practical teachings to help people live healthy and meaningful lives. Child care available. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityPeaceAZ.com. UnityPeaceAZ.com. Community Interfaith Church – 10:45 am Visioning Meditation; 11 am Youth Church and Sunday Celebration. Solutions for living in today’s world. Rev. George Wrigley, Senior Minister. 6265 N La Canada, south of Orange Grove Rd, on west side of road.  520-861-8734. CommunityInterfaithChurch.com. Sunday Service – 11am. Coffee & conversation, 10:30am. Celebrating the Unity of God and Man, Worship, Healing, Prophesy. The Temple of Universality. Masonic Temple, 3590 N. Country Club Rd., Country Club & Prince. Founder Rev. Betty Tatalajski: 520-884-5340. TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com. TheTempleOfUniversality.org. Yogananda Gathering – 11am. 3rd Sun. Attune to Yogananda’s teachings through chanting, meditation affirmations, readings and the beautiful Festival of Light ceremony.” Snack and fellowship follows. 1002 E Prince Rd. 520-299-9309. ElizabethLMason@yahoo.comAnandaArizona.org.

Center for Spiritual Living Tucson’s Sunday Celebration Services – 10am, meditation; 10-11:30am, service. Nickerson Auditorium, 3231 N Craycroft Rd, 85712. 520-319-1042, Admin@TucsonCSL.org, TucsonCSL.org.

Aqua Yoga – 12 & 1:30pm. 3rd Sun. Yoga poses in the comfort and support of heated water open up possibilities for improved balance, stretching, breathing and relaxation. $15. Santa Rita Springs, 1195 E Edison. 520-370-3499. jebyron@yahoo.com. HealingPathYoga.net.

Center of Hope – 10am-12pm. Prayer at 10am followed by worship at 10:30am. Children’s Service at 11am; Close with social time and coffee. 505 W Miracle Mile. 520-882-8132. CenterOfHopeTucson@hotmail.com.

Church of Mankind Services – 2pm. Come to the healing chair and receive laying-on of hands or messages from your Angels and Guides during services. Church of Mankind, 1231 S Van Buren Ave. 520-461-2910, 520-790-7374.

Advice for Life and Prayers for World Peace – 1011:15am. Learn how to put Buddha’s teaching to use in our normal busy lives. Concurrent children’s class. By donation. Kadampa Meditation Center, 1701 E Miles Street. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org.

Gentle Body Love Yoga – 3:30-4:30pm. Cultivate a healthy body image in a safe and therapeutic environment. Learn to love yourself unconditionally. $10 dropin/ $8 student/ $40 5-class pass. The Movement Shala, 435 E 9th St. 484-802-5985. Alex@HeartYourBody.org. HeartYourBody.org.

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DesertAshram -– 7pm.Also Thurs, 7pm. Immerse yourself in a beautiful and peaceful monastic center. Spiritual teachings of Swami Amar Jyoti, chanting, meditation, library, bookshop, walking paths. Free. Personal retreats available. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. Gomati@TruthConsciousness.org. TruthConsciousness.org.

monday Bio-Touch Sessions – 9am-5pm. For soothing arthritis and other pain, stress relief and supporting good health, as an application of the universal principle “Love Thy Neighbor”. By donation. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. 520-751-7751. Connected Warriors Yoga for Vets – 10-11am. Free yoga classes for vets, current service members and their families. Free. Arizona Power Yoga, 8567 N Silverbell Rd. 520-572-7697. Footbliss@comcast.net. ArizonaPowerYoga.com. Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation – 11:30am. Slow, gentle movements with guided breathing in a warm indoor pool. Relieve pain, tension, depression, improve circulation, breathing, flexibility, tone, endurance, laughter. 8 classes: $160. First class free. Santa Rita Springs. 520-742-4292. AquaticTherapyTucson@gmail.com. AquaticTherapyTucson.com. A.C.T. for Creating – 1-2pm. Use the positive energy of a supportive creative community for inspiration and momentum. Tele-conference with Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach, Pamela Dakota Gold, M.A. Free. 520-906-7542. CreateNewLight.com. Inspire@ArtsForTheHeart.com. Back Pain Boot Camp – 4:30pm. This boot camp focuses on correcting common abnormalities, as well as strengthening your posterior chain (gluteal musculature) and your core as a whole. First class free. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 520-591-1634. Noahmica@gmail.com. AppliedPhysicalMedicine.com. Crystal Intuitive – 6pm. Crystal intuitive class. By donation. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-327-0142. DianaOhoh@yahoo.com. United-Fellowship-Chapel.com. Ganoderma Coffee – 7pm. English Conference: Learn more about Ganoderma. Announce you’re Luis & Alma Celaya’s guest and recieve a free sample. Free. Los Portales Restaurant “Ocotillo Lounge”, 2615 S 6th Ave. 520-955-4398. Luiscelaya1@aol.com. Monday Deeksha – 7:15-9pm. Redefine experience of life. Easily calm your mind. Awaken into higher consciousness. By donation. St. Francis in the Foothills, 4525 E River Rd. 520-869-4982. Lasthouseob1@yahoo.com. Meditation for Everyone – 7-8:30pm. Learn how to meditate and improve your current meditation practice. Free four-part series. Healthy You Network, 3913 E Pima St. 520-398-4266. Sitaaraa@aol.com. sos.org. Understanding Karma – 7-8:30pm. Begin to understand actions and effects (karma), and comprehend the causes of our experiences. This understanding gives us incredible power to change our life and to live the life we have always wanted. First classfFree, $10/ or 5-class card/$40. Animus Center, 5575 E River Rd, Ste121. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org.


Taoist and Sufi Meditation – 7:15pm. With Oliver Wilson. Integrate two spiritual traditions to bring deep inner peace to your being. Utilizes Taoist Water Method and chanting of divine qualities. Contact Oliver at 520-881-0723. Donation. Caritas Center for Healing, 330 E 16th St. CaritasHealing.com.

tuesday 8am Workout – 8-9am. Combination of yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi ending with meditation. Bring yoga mat and water bottle. $10. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 520-209-1755. Saberlmp@aol.com. WellnessFirst.com. Restorative Movement – 10-11am. Develop your body’s ability to serve you & regain youthful agility as you age by increasing body awareness. Work in 96 degree solar heated Santa Rita Springs waters, using somatic principles, breath work and relaxation techniques. $15. Santa Rita Springs. 520-977-6847. Nitule7@hotmail.com. SantaritaSprings.com. Ventana Plaza, Farmers’ Market – 3-7pm. Organic produce, organic meats and eggs, prepared food, baked items, body care products, coffee, teas, jams, jellies, soaps, artisans and live music. Free. Sunrise and Kolb. 520-603-8116. Qigong Practice – 5:30-6:30pm. Increase your vitality with the ancient Chinese health practice. Reduce stress, prevent falls, enhance balance, inspire the immune system. $9. Mindful Yoga Studio, 1001 N Wilmot Rd. 520-370-8066. GotQi4u@gmail.com. Gotqi4u.com. Thermography – 6-7pm. 1st Tues. Interactive presentation about the benefits of using this preventative screening.  RSVP required. Free. WellnessFirst, 3861 N 1st Ave. 520-235-7036. Lynda@ProactiveHealthSolutions.org. ProactiveHealthSolutions.org. Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga – 6-7pm. Gently through breathing and yogic exercises, we touch your heart with playful laughter designed to promote peace and healing. Free. St Francis in the Foothills Church, Rm 30. 520-275-9802. LaughingJana@gmail.com. Unity Public Observatory – 6-9pm. Also Thurs. The solar program will start 1 hour before sundown: the night program starts after that. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, 520-303-6042. Molly.Nelson@q.com. Distance Healing Conference Calls – 6:30-7pm. 3rd Tues. Distance energy healing offers a powerful way to receive the benefits of Reiki and Deeksha, with a guided meditation first to help you relax and open. call 805-399-1000 and enter access code: 611994. Free. Lucia@LuminousAdventures.com. LuminousAdventures.com. Understanding Karma – 6:30-8pm. Begin to understand actions and effects (karma), and comprehend the causes of our experiences. This understanding gives us incredible power to change our life and to live the life we have always wanted. First classfFree, $10/ or 5-class card/$40. A Rich Experience Massage Studio & Spa, 7435 N Oracle Rd, Ste #101. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org.

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Green Chamber Breakfast Networking – 7:309:30am. 2nd Wed. Join SAGCC (Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce) Every 2nd Wednsday of every month at our Breakfast Buffet at the Viscount Suites on Broadway and Rosemont. Network and learn what is happening in the Green Industry of our community.  Starts at 7:30am to 9:30am Please RSVP at www.sagcc.org or call 520-777-7138 and leave a message.. $15 Members $20 non members. Viscount Suites Hotel, 4855 E Broadway, 520-870-2136. SantanaDaniels@sagcc.org. sagcc.org.

Meditative Angel Gong Wave in Salt-Water Pool – 10:30-11:30am. 1st & 3rd Thurs. Experience the magic of the Angel Gong Wave frequencies while floating in a therapeutic salt-water indoor pool.  $15. Santa Rita Springs Pool, near Grant and Mountain. 520-975-5376. millmarcia@gmail.com. SpiritedChangeAZ.com.

Rainbow Sun Qigong – 9-10am. This ancient Chinese mind-body-spirit healing practice lowers stress, boosts immune system, calms the mind, creates balance and harmony within. $7. Lotus Massage & Wellness Center, 2850 E Grant Rd, Tucson. 520-760-0054. Bjel17@yahoo.com. LotusTucson.com.

Therapeutic Yin Yoga – 4:30-5:45pm. A quiet practice that compliments your regular dynamic yoga practice. Call for pricing & to reserve a space. Medicine Wheel Wellness, 4650 W Jojoba Dr. 520-743-3366. MedicineWheelWellness@gmail.com. MedicineWheelWellness.com.

Silent Prayer and Meditation – 9:45-10:15am. Experience the healing peace of shared Silence. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace welcomes all who wish to explore and discover their Oneness with Spirit. 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityPeaceAZ.com. Belly Dancing for All Belly Types – 10-11am. Beginners to advanced all women only. Belly dancing, the sensual, fluidity that celebrates a womans ability to communicate through movement. Come learn, come explore, come dance. $5. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. DeeAnn: 520-668-0039. 3861WellnessFirst.com. Elder Circle, The Wisdom Journey – 10:30-11:30am. Last Wed. A safe, respectful place to harvest your life. Topics are about life, legacy and mentoring. Free. St. Phillips in the Foothills, 4440 N Campbell at River. 520-298-6542. DelJonesAZ@cox.net. Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation – 11:30am. Slow, gentle movements with guided breathing in a warm indoor pool. Relieve pain, tension, depression, improve circulation, breathing, flexibility, tone, endurance, laughter. 8 classes: $160. First class free. Santa Rita Springs, 520-742-4292.AquaticTherapyTucson@gmail.com. AquaticTherapyTucson.com. Daytime Dharma – 12-1pm. Learn more about Buddhism and meditation and how to apply to daily lives. Followed by meditation on that topic. Bring a vegetarian sack lunch if you wish. First class free, $10 or 5 /$40. Kadampa Meditation Center, 701 E Miles. 520-441-1617. Iinfo@MeditationInTucson. MeditationInTucson.org Sunset Ai Chi – 6pm. with Julia Barwell. Movement and relaxation program combining Tai-Chi concepts with Shiatsu and QiGong techniques, performed standing in warm water. $15/class. Santa Rita Springs. 520-360-1798. JuliaBar@cox.net. Life Empowerment Circle – 7pm. Begins Jan 15. Based on metaphysical principles, utilizing tools such as personal and dream journaling, meditation and group discussion. By donation. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 530-327-0142. DianaOhoh@yahoo.com. United-Fellowship-Chapel.com. Oneness Blessing Circle - 6:30-8:30pm. Awaken to Divine love, inner peace, quieting of your mind and grace, through Deeksha, a blessing and transfer of Divine energy. $10 donation. Luminous Adventures Transformational Healing E Hampton St. 520-204-6280. Lucia@luminousadventures.com. LuminousAdventures.com.

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How To Meditate – 11:30am-12:30pm. In this 4-week class, practice sensory awareness, breath awareness, using a mantra, listen to music. $35 for 4 classes pre-paid or $10/class. 520 825-2009. Steve.Ross@wildblue.net RelaxAndBreathe.net.

Yoga and Meditation – 5:15-6:45pm. As taught by Paramahansa Yogananda. Includes energization and chanting. All levels of yoga and meditation welcome. Free. 1002 E Prince Rd. Elizabeth: 520-299-9309. Green Chamber Monthly Networking Mixer – 5:307:30pm. 4th Thurs. RSVP at our website sagcc.org or 520-777-7138 and leave message. $10/members:$15/ non-members.Location different every month. 520-870-2136. SantanaDaniels@sagcc.org. Peace Circle – 6pm. 1st Thur. Focus on peace education -the causes and conditions of peace. Free will donation. Our Family Services, 3830 E Bellevue. 520-323-1708. Ctornbom@OurFamilyServices.org. Chakra Workshops – 6-8pm. Explore, understand, and open the individual chakras through interactive workshops in our beautiful yoga studio. $15. Natural Way Wellness Spa & Yoga, 526 N 4th Ave. 520-882-8828. Contact@NaturalWayWellnessSpa.com. NaturalWayWellnessSpa.com. Unity Public Observatory – 6-9pm. Also Tues. The solar program will start 1 hour before sundown: the night program starts after that. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, 520-303-6042. Molly.Nelson@q.com. TIES (Tucson IANDS Experience Sharing) – 6:30pm. 3rd Thurs (2nd Thurs Oct-May); Guest Speaker Series/Small Group Sharing Meetings. Share NDE’s and other spiritual transformations. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. Susan or Chuck: 520-395-2365. TucsonIANDS.org. Desert Ashram – 7pm. Also Sun. Immerse yourself in a beautiful and peaceful monastic center. Spiritual teachings of Swami Amar Jyoti, chanting, meditation, library, bookshop, walking paths. Free. Personal retreats available. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. Ganoderma Coffee – 7pm. Spanish Conference: Learn more about Ganoderma. Announce you’re Luis & Alma Celaya’s guest and recieve a free sample. Free. Los Portales Restaurant “Ocotillo Lounge”, 2615 S 6th Ave. 520-955-4398. Luiscelaya1@aol.com. Modern Buddhism – 7-8pm. Buddha’s teachings show us how to use life’s daily challenges to strengthen and enhance our spiritual life. $10 per class, or 5-class card for $40 (First class free). Kadampa Meditation Center, 1701 E Miles St. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org.


friday Personal Retreats – Desert Ashram, a contemplative meditation center, welcomes you for a personal retreat of peace, quiet and inspiration. Free. Desert Ashram, 3403 W Sweetwater Dr. 520-743-0384. TruthConsciousness.org. 8am Workout – 8-9am. Combination of yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi ending with meditation. Bring yoga mat and water bottle. $10. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 520-209-1755. Saberlmp@aol.com. 3861WellnessFirst.com. Bio-Touch Sessions – 9am-5pm. Bio-Touch is an application of the universal principle “Love thy Neighbor,” as a means to alleviate pain, stress, and support good health. By donation. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St, Tucson. 520-751-7751.

Elder Circle. The Wisdom Journey – 10-11:30am. 2nd Fri. A safe respectful place to harvest your life. Topics related to life, facing up to mortality and mentoring. Free. St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E River Rd, 520-298-6542. DelJonesAZ@cox.net. Catalina Farmers’ Market – 10am-2pm. Fresh produce, baked goods, salmon, range-fed beef, artisans, unique gifts, food court, more. 77 N Marketplace (Farmer’s), 16733 N Oracle Rd (opposite Eagle Crest entrance), Catalina. 520-825-4427. Friday Farmers’ Market at Broadway Village – 10am-2pm. Southern Arizona’s only indoor (A/C)/ outdoor venue. Organic produce, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, coffee/teas, cheese, eggs, plants, artisans, body care, massage, music. Broadway/Country Club. 520-603-8116.

Tucson Farmers’ Market East – 9am-1pm. Organic produce, fresh baked goods, custom blended teas, fresh roasted coffees, range-fed meats, gourmet soups and sauces, tamales and more. Jesse Owens Park, south of Broadway on Sarnoff. 520-882-2157.

Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation – 11:30am. Slow, gentle movements with guided breathing in a warm indoor pool. Relieve pain, tension, depression, improve circulation, breathing, flexibility, tone, endurance, laughter. 8 classes: $160. First class free. Santa Rita Springs, 520-742-4292.AquaticTherapyTucson@gmail.com. AquaticTherapyTucson.com.

Women’s Group – 9:30-11:30am. A weekly group that explores personal issues through the ancient technique of intuitive drumming and guided meditation. $20. 520-405-0963. Vsuaso@comcast.net.

Healing and Message Circle – 12 & 5:30pm. Healing and message circle. Free/ donations welcome. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-327-0142. DianaOhoh@yahoo.com. United-Fellowship-Chapel.com.

Yum Yum Stretch – 10-11:15am. With Jaime Chandler, LMT. A unique blend of yoga, meditation, breath work and fun. Mats, other props and light refreshment are provided. $10. Caritas Center for Healing, 330 E 16th St. JCREnterprises@gmail.com. CaritasHealing.com.

saturday Loft Cinema Farmers’ Market – 8-12pm. Weekly farmers’ market on our patio featuring fresh organic food from local vendors and farmers. Free. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd. 520-795-0844. LoftCinema.org.

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Miracle Marketplace: Farmers’and Artisans’Market – 8am-12pm. Fresh organic produce, artisans, psychic readings, and more. New vendors always welcome.Ample parking. Monterey Court, 505 W Miracle Mile at 14thAve. 520-207-2429 x2. Marketplace@MontereyCourtAZ.com. MontereyCourtAZ.com. Oro Valley Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Organic fruits and vegetables, breads, pastries, aromatherapy, tamales, salsa, flowers. Corner of Naranja & La Canada in the Town Hall complex. 520-882-2157. Rincon Valley Farmers’ Market – 9am-2pm. Organic produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, ironworks, arts and crafts by local artisans. 12500 E Old Spanish Trail. St. Philips Saturday Farmers’ Market – 9am-2pm. Organic produce and meats, prepared foods, baked goods, coffee/teas, cheese, eggs, honey, plants, body care, massage, green/ecological products, health conscious items, health practitioners, music. River & Campbell. 520-603-8116. Artisanal Cheese Tasting – 9am-5pm. Sample a variety of artisanal cheeses that complement delicious olive oils and balsamics. Free. Alfonso’s Gourmet Olive Oil and Balsamics, St Philip’s Plaza, 4320 N Campbell Ave, #40. 520-441-9081. Info@AlfonsoOliveOil.com. AlfonsoOliveOil.com. Ai Chi – 10am. Ai Chi is meditative movement while standing in warm water, combining Tai-Chi & Shiatsu. Relax, increase stability, expand breathing, and connect with Self. $15. Santa Rita Springs, 1195 E Edison. 520-777-4940. Connie@AquaticRelaxation.com. SantaritaSprings.com.

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Qigong Practice – 10-11am. Increase your vitality with the ancient Chinese health practice. Reduce stress, prevent falls, enhance balance, inspire the immune system. $7. New Moon Haven Conference Room, 16256 N Oracle Rd. 520-370-8066. Gotqi4u.com. Plaza Palomino Saturday Market – 10am-2pm. Fresh produce, breads, coffee, tea, plants, tamales, salsa and emu oil products. Live music. 2970 N Swan Rd. 520-523-1005. Artisan Marketplace – 10am-8pm. Also Sun. Local artisans, psychic readings, and more. New vendors always welcome. Free. Monterey Court, 505 W Miracle Mile. 520-207-2429 X 2. Info@MontereyCourtAZ.com. MontereyCourtAZ.com. Breathe Well - Feel Better – 11am-1pm. With Steve Ross. This fun and highly interactive class addresses the simple solution to so many health and stress-related problems – proper breathing. Fragrance free. $20/class,$25/hour for counseling or breathwork. 520-825-2009. Steve.Ross@WildBlue.net. RelaxAndBreathe.net.

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ACUPUNCTURE LIGHTWORKS ACUPUNCTURE Candice Thomas, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. Located within 5th Street Chiropractic Center 5602 E. 5th, 85711 520-390-6767 Acucandy@gmail.com LightWorksAcu.com

Candice is an Integrative Acupuncturist specializing in chronic pain conditions. She uses a unique combination of therapies, specially developed to be the most effective. Her patients leave her care feeling strong, balanced, and vitally alive. Accepts insurance.Call to inquire.

Reiki Share & Discussion – 3-5pm. 3rd Sat. Sharing the Universal Healing Energy of Reiki. Give and receive Reiki, discuss your Reiki successes and challenges, receive support in your practice and your personal healing. Please RSVP. $10 donation. Luminous Adventures Transformational Healing, 1631 E Hampton St. 520-204-6280. Lucia@LuminousAdventures.com. LuminousAdventures.com. Unity Public Observatory – 3:30-9pm. The solar program is at 3:30,4:30, 5:30. Evening program 6:30pm to 9pm. $5. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco. 520-303-6042. Molly.Nelson@q.com. Plant-Based Food Potluck Dinner – 4-6pm. 1st Sat. Enjoy the support of other like-minded healthy eaters and learn some new recipes. Potluck guidelines found at HealthyYouNetwork.org. Free; must bring a dish to share. Healthy You Network Resource Center, 3913 E Pima St (at Alvernon). 520-207-7503. Amberadil@HealthyYouNetwork.org. HealthyYouNetwork.org.

THE GATHERING POINT COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE

Michele Smith, M.Ac.O.M, L.Ac., Dipl, Ac. 1927 E. Grant Rd., 85719 520-777-7444 Gpcacupuncture@gmail.com Gpcacupuncture.com Licensed acupuncturist, Michele Smith, is confident and skilled in treating a wide range of health concerns, having administered thousands of acupuncture treat-ments. The clinic’s tranquil community setting and low cost allow patients to receive the quality healthcare needed. See ad page 30.

THRIVE FAMILY ACUPUNCTURE Jamie Szybala, Lac Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine WellnessFirst! 3861 N First Ave., 85719  520-955-4243 520-209-1755 ThriveFamilyAcupuncture.com

Jamie is a second-generation healer and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  She uses acupuncture, manual therapy, dietary counseling and herbal formulas to correct imbalances and to help people honor their bodies to achieve optimum health at any age. See ad page 11.

classified HELP WANTED Professional-Grade Experienced Gourmet Vegetarian Cook needed for private home. Recipes provided, your recipes welcome. Open to doing light housework and/or being a person assistant, you’ll be given more hours. $20 per hour. Send references/resume to Sara Mattoon; shm.mailbox@gmail.com

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BODYWORK ARMORLESS BODY THERAPIES

Randy Usem, LMT Radix Practitioner Campbell & Grant 520-312-9563 Armorless.net TucsonMassageAndBodyTherapy.com Randy has 25 years bodywork experience, providing treatments that are stress busting or for specific issues. Sometimes sessions are energetic and primal, using sound, breath and movement which access deep tension and feelings. Also, Male-Female Team facilitating a uniquely blended, nurturing massage experience. See ad page 35.

BIO-TOUCH CENTER 5634 E Pima St, 85712 520-323-7951 Office@justtouch.com JustTouch.com

Voted one of Tucson’s top Alternative Healing Centers. Sessions offered on a donation basis. Classes held monthly - Massage Therapists & Nurses receive CE Credits. See ad on page 35.

LOTUS MASSAGE & WELLNESS CENTER 2850 E. Grant Rd., 85716 520-326-7700 LotusTucson.com

For massage that relieves long-held tension, alleviates pain, and brings lasting therapeutic benefits – while feeling great to receive – call Lotus Center. Enjoy deep tissue massage, specialty techniques, or combination treatments at no extra cost. You’ll appreciate our soothing setting and exceptional therapists. See ad page 35.


SANTA RITA SPRINGS

Dorothy Richmond, LMT Aquatic Massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Cranial Sacral, Watsu 520-622-4201 • 520-990-1857 Watsu_Woman_Az@yahoo.com SantaRitaSprings.com Aquatic Massage, or Watsu®, immerses the body in 96 degree warm water, using flowing wavelike movement and the water’s resistance to stretch and free joints, muscles, connective tissue, and nerves while your therapist keeps your nose above water. Wave patterns of energy release tension into the flow and regenerate tissue. Deep relaxation frees the mind. See ad page 35.

BOOKS THE EMPATHY FACTOR

Marie Miyashiro, APR Author, Speaker, Business Consultant 520-777-7271 P.O. Box 64338; 85728 Marie.Miyashiro@elucity.com EmpathyFactorAtWork.com For business owners and team leaders who want to increase productivity and profits, this book offers both real-world insights and practical tools for winning workplace collaborations. See ad on page 19.

EAT BY CHOICE, NOT BY HABIT Sylvia Haskvitz 520-572-9295 Silgiraffe@aol.com EatByChoice.net

Using the Nonviolent Communication process, explore your inner critic’s messages that underlie your eating patterns and translate your judgments into compassion to connect with your underlying needs. Create the quality of relationship with food that you would like. Eat by Choice Adult and youth e-guidebooks available at eatbychoice.net. See ad page 38.

BUSINESS SERVICES MARIE MIYASHIRO, APR

Elucity Network, Inc. Business Consultant, Author, Speaker 520-777-7271 P.O. Box 64338; 85728 Marie.Miyashiro@elucity.com EmpathyFactorAtWork.com For business owners and team leaders who want to increase productivity and profits, Marie consults, writes, and speaks on the topic of winning workplace collaborations. See ad on page 19.

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CHIROPRACTIC BE NOW CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Lee Ann Kalaba 520-484-3471 Facebook.com/benowchiro

Light-force chiropractic adjustments, Soft Tissue Release, nutritional counseling, weightloss strategies, exercise programs. Call today for a free consultation. Mention seeing us in Natural Awakenings and receive $20 off an initial physical exam! See ad on page 8.

GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER

Fred Weiner, DC 3920 N. Campbell Ave., 85719 520-495-4400 GenesisNaturalMedicine.com Dr Weiner provides comprehensive chiropractic care utilizing muscle testing, structural adjustment, nutrition, meridian therapies, organ system targeted reflexology, and related techniques and therapies based on individual needs. See ad on page 9.

WINTERHAVEN HEALTH CENTER Dr Nathan Conlee 3020 North Country Club Rd., 87516 520-322-6161 PerformanceNeurology.com

Dr. Conlee, Chiropractor Neurologist, diagnoses and treats such conditions as Dystonia, ADHD, Peripheral Neuropathy, vertigo, migraine headaches, balance disorders, numbness, tingling, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other conditions related to neurologic function. Also available: acupuncture, physiotherapy, kinesiotape, nutrition and allergy testing. See ad on page 40.

COACHING COUNSELING & GUIDANCE ARMORLESS BODY THERAPIES

Randy Usem, LMT, Radix Practitioner 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. See ad page 35.

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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 to restore love and play. Resolve anger, arguments, emotional distancing, broken trust, childhood influences. Free consultation. Satisfaction guaranteed.

LIGHT YOUR INNNER FIRE

LIFE COACHING FOR WOMEN Terri Levine, Coach-on-Fire 520-982-7091 Info@lightyourinnerfirecoaching.com Take the passion test today! Become clear about what’s important to you and what you really want in your life. Identify your top 5 passions and learn to align your life with those passions. Use awesome fire starters to stay focused and overcome obstacles.

STEVE ROSS, MA, MFT 520-320-5559 Steve.Ross@wildblue.net

Steve Ross, M.A., M.F.T., specializes in anxiety reduction and stress management using diaphragmatic breathing, deep relaxation, mindfulness, and ways to neutralizing negative thoughts. Steve is an experienced meditation teacher and grief counselor. He offers classes, groups, and private coaching sessions.

SURPRISINGLY HEALTHY Kristen Codianni, CHHC AADP 520-762-1314 KristenCodianni.com

Experience increased energy, improved mental focus, better sleep, body fat loss, the ability to better cope with stress and more! Providing Guidance Support & Accountability. Working together to create a Sustainable Nutrition plan & lifestyle custom designed to fit you! See ad page 42.

TRANSFORMATIONAL INTUITIVE GUIDANCE Lucia Maya 520-579-8844 LuminousAdventures.com

Get clear about what you want and how to achieve it, with support and guidance on your journey. Through deep listening, powerful questions, and my practical and spiritual approach you will unveil your heart’s desire and live your dreams. See ad page 34.


COLON HYDROTHERAPY GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER Dr. Nancy Aton, Family Practice 3920 N. Campbell Ave., 85719 520-495-4400

Dr Aton emphasizes the importance of healthy diet, is committed to helping patients achieve optimal health using natural methods and has been offering colon hydroptherapy to patients for six years. See ad page 9.

SKYLINE HEALTHWORKS Sandra Joy Van Hall 2230 E Speedway Blvd, 85719 520-299-5158

Detoxify and improve your health with Colon Hydrotherapy. Let me be your “waste management” expert. Call today for a free phone consultation and have all your questions and concerns answered. Making this a comfortable and “ease-ful” experience is my specialty! See ad page 26.

DIAPER SERVICE SUN SROUT DIAPER DELIVERY SERVICE 520-351-2370 Sunsprout.us

Sun Sprout Cloth Diaper Delivery Service brings clean cotton diapers to your door every week and cleans the dirty ones for you. Choose the ecological alternative to disposable diapers. To set up your service call us at: 520-351-2370 or visit www.sunsprout.us.

ENERGY HEALING/EFT-ADV

Graduate: Barbara Brennan School of Healing (4 yr. school) EFT Practitioner, Psyche-K 520-909-3455 EnergyBalancingAz.com Experience positive results in one appointment! Phyllis is highly Intuitive and gets directly to the root of your Health, Relationship and Career issues. Pain, depression/ anxiety, financial problems and sexual trauma resolution. Call now and get your Confident Self back!

Vonnie Schultz Albrecht, RN Central Tucson location 520-403-1686 VerySpecialAlternatives@gmail.com

DENTISTRY MEDICINE WHEEL DENTAL

Dr. Steven A. Swidler DDS & Dr. Kenneth C. Glass DDS 4650 W. Jojoba Dr., 85745 520-743-7101 • MedicineWheelDental.com Medicine Wheel Dental is Tucson’s Premier holistic integrative dental practice. Utilizing a balanced mix of traditional dentistry with exclusive naturopathic, holistic and alternative modalities, Medicine Wheel Dental provides the highest level of personalized dental care. “With awareness we can make a choice.” See ad on back cover.

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Judy Ferrig, M.S., IARP Energy, Healing, and Communications 520-245-4214 OpenPathways-EnergyAndCommunication.com Energetic healing for people and animals is key to wellbeing and health. I use a variety of modalities such as Reiki, chakra and aura clearing, visualization, and balancing with stones, crystals, sound, color, and essences to work on the most effective vibrational level. Medical studies support the work I do as instrumental in healing.CE’s available for all Reiki levels.

ENERGY WORK

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Confidentiality, privacy, and respect for your individual needs. Closed gravity system with dual-filtered, UV-purified water and disposable speculums. Probiotic reflorastation. Also offering consultation, referral services, ear coning, phlebotomy skills, The One Command. Affordable rates & packages. By appointment including weekends.

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INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES

Keep Your Energy System Flowing Candace Studebaker 520-818-3848 SheHawk12@aol.com IntegrativeEnergyTherapies.weebly.com Testing and treating all 9 dynamic parts of the body’s energy system to rebalance for health. Bars-Access Consciousness, Reiki, Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch and emotional and spiritual issues addressed. Individual instruction to maintain balance in the energy system. Emotional instruction to maintain balance in the energy system.

LUMINOUS ADVENTURES

Lucia Maya 520-579-8844 Lucia@luminousadventures.com LuminousAdventures.com

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Reiki - Craniosacral - Raindrop Technique. Lucia offers a unique blend of energy work and aromatherapy which brings you to a state of profound and deep relaxation. From this place of stillness, your body can heal, coming into balance and resolving physical and emotional pain. See ad page 34.

FINANCIAL SERVICES GAIL BENTON, CLTC, CSA

Licensed Insurance Agent Since 1997

SENIOR SERVICES, LLC 900 N Citadel Ave 85748 P: 520.296.5695 C: 520.404.4819 Gail@why-money-matters.com Why-money-matters.com Your financial future is too important to be left to chance and hoping things will work out. Gail Benton offers a FREE Financial Assessment so you can get a quick look at your financial future and find out what it will take to create a safety net. See ad on page 30.

GARDENING PHIRE HEART COMMUNITY FARMS Don McKinnon, Co-Founder Sabino Canyon Rd. & E. Cloud Rd. 520-477-7040 PhireHeart@cox.net • PhireHeart.org

Committed to growing the highest vibration and most nutritionally dense food possible. Members experience the joy of working as a team, in harmony with each other and nature. Feel the energy vortex and taste the Phire Heart difference.


HAIR SALONS PROJEKK

Modern Organic Hairdressing Placita de la Luna 204 W. Grant Rd. 520-331-9006 • ProjekkHair@yahoo.com In the courtyard of placita de la luna, enter projekK hair studio and notice the scents of pine, rosemary and sage. Stylist Kathie features U.K. inspired cuts that need minimal styling. Haircolour is ammonia free and organic, providing beautiful professional results.

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

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. See ad on page 25.

GOVINDA’S NATURAL FOODS BUFFET CHAITANYA CULTURAL CENTER 711 E. Blacklidge Dr., 85719 520-792-0630 • GovindasOfTucson.com

HEALTHFOOD STORES NEW LIFE HEALTH CENTERS NewLifeHealth.com

New Life Health Centers is locally owned and operated. We have been serving Tucson since 1970 with the best products to help you live a long and healthy life. Our motto is “New Life KNOWS Nutrition” We make it our goal to do just that…KNOW nutrition…in order to serve you better. See ad on page 28 and 29.

HEALTH SCREENING 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 through 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 15.

Enjoy resort-like atmosphere of waterfalls, peacocks, fountains and gardens while relishing international vegetarian cuisine emphasizing healthy organic produce. Dinner under $10. Join us for weekly Sunday Festival at 5:30 pm with musical meditation, spiritual discourse and dinner at 7 pm for $3.

LOVIN’ SPOONFULS VEGETARIAN RESTARANT

2990 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 520-325-7766 LovinSpoonfuls.com

Lovin’ Spoonfuls offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a gracious atmosphere, perfect for dining with friends, family and business associates. Awards and accolades include Tucson Lifestyle Magazine’s Best Vegetarian Restaurant, Tucson Weekly’s Best of TucsonTM and VegNews’ Best Vegetarian Restaurant.

HEALTHY KIDS THE PUPPET LADY

Rose Mayer 520-400-0758 TheTucsonPuppetLady.com

HEALTHY EATING EAT BY CHOICE, NOT BY HABIT

Sylvia Haskvitz 520-572-9295 Silgiraffe@aol.com • EatByChoice.net Using the Nonviolent Communication process, explore your inner critic’s messages that underlie your eating patterns and translate your judgments into compassion to connect with your underlying needs. Create the quality of relationship with food that you would like. See ad page 38.

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Have a memorable puppet making birthday party. We come to you with supplies and do cleanup. One hour of crafty puppet making entertainment. Great for girls and boys ages 5-14. Kids love puppets! See ad page 10.

HOLISTIC HEALING CARITAS CENTER FOR HEALING 330 E. 16th St., 85701 520-624-2743 • CaritasHealing.com

For a full-service wellness experience, come to Caritas, where you can receive Imago relationship counseling, acupuncture, massage therapy, Craniosacral therapy, and wellness classes. Select from our panel of experienced practitioners. Rental space for classes/ workshops is also available in this beautiful center located in a calm, historic neighborhood. See ad page 14.

COYOTE HEALING CENTER David C Rupley, Jr, MD(H) 700 N Country Club Rd. Suite 110, 85716 CoyoteHealingCenter.com Dcrupley@gmail.com

Coyote Healing Center is using a new instrument that generates pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF). Tremendous results are reported including relief from sciatic pain, improved energy, enhanced healing, increased range of motion and relief from depression. Sessions can be scheduled with or without consultation with David Rupley, Jr., M.D.(H). See ad page 36.

LINDA CERVENY, LCSW, MSWAC, LLC 6965 N. Oracle Rd. Tucson, 85704 520-797-1234 ManInTheMaze2013@gmail.com

Psychotherapist with 33 years experience. Specialities chemical dependency, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, dual diagnosis, GLBT issues, depression, women’s issues. Weekly Eating Disorders recovery therapy group available. Man in the maze room currently open to include numerous experiential offerings by a variety of practitioners, energy workers, artists, and teachers.

MARY BETH ACKERLEY MD, MD(H) Board Certified Psychiatrist Homeopathic Physician 520-299-5694 MaryMD@mypassion4health.com MyPassion4Health.com

Dr. Mary Beth Ackerley, MD, MDH, is a classically-trained board-certified psychiatrist and homeopathic physician who specializes in the holistic treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, and menopause through the use of amino acid therapy, hormone replacement, nutritional support and homeopathy. She was appointed by the Governor to sit on the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine. See ad page 19.


MENTAL HEALTH

HOME LOANS KAREN M FISHER, NMLS # 180167

Nova Home Loans 6245 E. Broadway Blvd., Ste. 400 Tucson, 85711 520-202-4108 520-977-0214 Karen.Fisher@novahomeloans.com HomeLoansForTucson.com

Karen Fisher is a mortgage originator for Nova Home Loans. She specializes in purchase and refinance transactions with conventional, FHA, and VA financing. See ad page 5..

HOME SERVICES PLANET HUGGER 877-624-3326 Planet-Hugger.com

DR STEPHEN STREITFELD

MindSource Centre 7345 E Tanque Verde Rd. Tucson, 85715  520-296-7766  520-296-2301 mindsourcecentre.com facebook.com/mindsourcecentre Break free from the chains of de-pression. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy can help. FDA approved. TMS is not medication and sessions are done right in the office.Check out the www.mindsourcecentre.com to learn more about TMS or call to set up a TMS consultation. See ad on page 38.

E. JEAN DUBOSE, LCSW

An eco-friendly home and office cleaning company & offers natural cleaning products. 877-624-3326. See ad on page 40.

520-625-9128 ThePlaceOfHealingTherapy.com Online scheduling Insurance accepted Jean combines the best of Traditional and Non Traditional therapies -energy, crystals, essential oils , sound, shamanic journey in her counseling practice to assist her clients to achieve their goals for relief of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and for spiritual transformation.

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY NORTHSTAR HYPERBARICS Dr. Carol Hendrinks, MD 7598 N La Cholla Blvd., 85741 520-229-1238 NorthstarHBOT.com

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. See ad on page 31.

METAPHYSICAL GIFTS & SUPPLIES THE CRYSTAL SINGING BOWL TEMPLE Tryshe Dhevney, Bowl Master Day’s Inn (just off the lobby) 222 S. Freeway/I-10, I-10 & Congress Exit 258, Tucson 520-440-7820 • SoundShifting.com

The Crystal Singing Bowl Temple offers a life-changing and transformational experience. Crystal bowls resonate with the crystalline realm of the planet as well as the crystalline structure within our very bones, bringing about deep calm, centeredness and joy. Call for an appointment today. See ad page 11.

HYPNOTHERAPY FOCUSED WELLNESS SOLUTIONS Rosemary King Aprn, Bc Hn, Bc Cht 520-400-3456 Rrking52@Aol.Com FocusedWellnessSolutions.com

Could past patterns be holding you back in succeeding with your wellness goals? Rosie works with individuals in the privacy of their homes with personalized hypnosis sessions. Individuals hypnosis CDs also available as well as Health Coaching.

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MYSTIC CANDLES & METAPHYSICAL

6546 E. 22nd Street, 85710 520-721-1011 mysticcandles.org Hand-Crafted Candles * Incense * Sage * Oils * Books * CDs * Tarot Cards * Jewelry * Gemstones. Now offering Life coaching, Reiki & Intuitive/Medicine Card Readings by Susan Hannah.

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A Unique Gift Shop Marana Market Pl., Ste. 120 S.E. Corner Thornydale & Orange Grove 520-744-4402 • SpiritsChild.com

Your resource for one-of-akind gifts including crystals, jewelry, candles, music, books and spiritual tools for practitioners and students alike. See the calendar section for personal and spiritual development classes, workshops and book signings. Truly a spiritual oasis awaiting your exploration. New location.

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE DR. DEEANN SABER, NMD WellnessFIRST! 3861 N. First Ave., 85719 520-209-1755 3861WellnessFirst.com

Dr. Saber is a Primary Care Naturopathic Physician who specializes in Endocrinology and Functional Medicine. Using science-based information as well as your personal symptoms we will together find the best way to your optimal health. See ad page 16.

GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER

Dr. Micheal Uzick Dr. Nancy Aton 3920 N. Campbell Ave., 85719 520-495-4400 GenesisNaturalMedicine.com Genesis offers superior care in: Naturopathic Oncology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Primary Care, Chiropractic, Nutritional Counseling, Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Colon Hydrotherapy, Intravenous nutrient therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Massage, Far Infrared Sauna. See ad page 9.

WHOLISTIC FAMILY MEDICINE Dr. Lance Morris 1601 N. Tucson Blvd., Ste 37 85716 520-322-8122 ResonantSoundTherapy.com Wfmedicine@gmail.com

Dr. Morris treats all conditions, pediatric through geriatric, emphasizing ‘nature cure’ to heal mind, body, spirit. Developer of RST; Resonant Sound Therapy. See website for more information.


PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT TOASTMASTERS OF UNITY Jeff Hafner 520-861-7039 ToastMastersOfUnity.com

Saturdays 4:30-5:30 pm. Learn how to speak in public with a friendly, supportive group in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Meets at Risky Business, 6866 E Sunrise Dr. Come see what Toastmasters is all about. Everyone welcome!

TAO TIME

Dale Bruder 1505 N Alamo Pl., 85712 520-331-1956 DaleBruder.com TaoTime@dalebruder.com New moon seminars engaging spiritual alchemy in a Zen Taoist way. Shojo 72 days over 2 ½ lunar cycles in an I Ching mandala of 12 hexagrams. Be in a time of blossoming, realize something and manifest it. Register at dalebruder.com.

APPLIED PHYSICAL MEDICINE, PLLC NOAH ABRAHAMS, PT, DPT WellnessFirst! 3861 N. 1st Ave., 85719 520-591-1634 appliedphysicalmedicine.com noah@appliedphysicalmedicine.com

PHOTOGRAPHY MIKE LELAND PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn to practice a full medicine— traditional Chinese thinking and diagnosis along with skills in acupuncture, herbs, and Asian bodywork therapy—the three departments in a traditional Chinese hospital. Respond competently and with confidence to whatever concerns people bring in your clinic door. See ads on pages 7 and 21.

SHAMANISM SHAMANIC OMNI INTERCOMMUNITY Peter Deane 213-880-5816 • Tanka@live.com

PET SERVICES

Offering the path of the Natural Way through Shamanism. If you are being called into the Shamanic realm or Natural Way of being or are in need of a Shaman – call or email for a consultation. All services are free.

GRANDMA’S HOUSE DOG BOARDING

Lanae McDade 5019 E. Timrod St., 85711 520-979-2539 LanaeMcDade@hotmail.com Facebook.com/houseofgrandma Boarding with love not cages! Specialized boarding and daycare of small breed dogs. Free meet and greet by appointment. Clean home, secure yard. 24 hour indoor/ outdoor access and supervision.Affordable, loving care your dog deserves.

TRANSFORMATION LIFESTYLE COACHING, LLC

Ready to make powerful & courageous lifestyle choices? Maximize vitality & decrease risks for chronic diseases? Offering 12 week individualized programs with testing, nutritional counseling and safe & sane personal training. See ad on page 12.

ARIZONA SCHOOL OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE 4646 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Ste. 103 520-795-0787 Admissions@asaom.edu • Asaom.edu

Dr. Noah Abrahams believes that you can live without debilitating, nagging, or simply frustrating pain.  His expertise in manual therapy, coupled with his intuitive Home Therapeutic exercise plans will allow the client to return to function quickly. See ad on page 27.

PERSONAL TRAINING

Anna Burchard ACSM & CrossFit Certified Personal Trainer Metagenics Lifestyle Educator Natural Life Holistic Oasis 7235 N. Paseo Del Norte Tucson, 85704 520-792-2272 transformationlifestylecoaching.com

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SOUND THERAPY ANGEL GONG WAVE

Marcia Breitenbach, MA 520-975-5376 • millmarcia@gmail.com SpiritedChangeAZ.com Experience the magic of the Angel Gong Wave frequencies. Offerings include gong meditations in home, office, conference and salt-water pool. Participants say, “heaven on earth, “ delicious!” “best sound healing ever,” “energy boost for me and my home, “ and “transcendent deep relaxation.”

SALON/SPA SERVICES INDIGO OASIS

Natural Skincare Placita de la Luna 204 West Grant Rd. 520-329-2478 • IndigoOasis.com

WHOLISTIC FAMILY MEDICINE

Offering personalized and caring skincare using natural products. Choose from our wide variety of services including facials, peels, waxing and body treatments. Focused Hatha Yoga classes are held in our charming studio. See schedule on-line. See ad page 15.

Dr. Lance Morris 1601 N. Tucson Blvd., Ste 37 85716 520-322-8122 • Wfmedicine@gmail.com ResonantSoundTherapy.com

520-822-7972 MikeLeland.com TucsonRealEstatePhotography.com

Mike Leland Photography and sister company Tucson Real Estate Photography offer high quality, professional photographic services. Based in Tucson, AZ with products and services to fit most budgets. Services include; Wedding, Portrait, Headshots, Real Estate, Interiors/Architectural. Google Business Photos. See ad on page 6.

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Dr. Morris treats all conditions, pediatric through geriatric, emphasizing ‘nature cure’ to heal mind, body, spirit. Developer of RST; Resonant Sound Therapy. See website for more information.

A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. ~Tom Stoppard


SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING - TUCSON Rev. Donald Graves Sunday Service: 3231 N. Craycroft Rd., 85712 520-319-1042 • TucsonCSL.org

Through partnering with possibility, expanding in consciousness, compassion and connection, and by offering spiritual tools that change lives, the Center for Spiritual Living Tucson provides an environment for spiritual deepening through classes in spiritual practice, community building activities, and meaningful sharing. “It’s like coming home, in a good way.” Sunday Celebration Service 10:30am, 10am Meditation. See ad on page 23.

THE TEMPLE OF UNIVERSALITY Founder: Rev. Betty Tatalajski New Masonic Temple, 3590 N. Country Club Rd., 85716 520-884-5340 TempleOfUniversality@gmail.com TheTempleOfUniversality.org

Worship, Healing, Prophesy. Celebrating the Unity of God and Man. 11:00 am Sunday service, Free Metaphysical development classes in areas of: White Eagle World Healing Meditation, Alice Bailey books, Spiritual/Metaphysical Law, and Kaballah.

TUCSON IANDS EXPERIENCE SHARING (TIES) Facilitators: Chuck & Susan 520-395-2365 TucsonIANDS.org

CHAPEL OF AWARENESS SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Information on and sharing of NDEs and other transformative experiences. Open to public. Everyone has experiences worth sharing. Guest speaker series on 2nd Thursday (Oct – May); small groups on 3rd Thursday each month, 6:30 pm at Unity Church of Tucson.

Rev. Jim McCaw, Pastor 931 N. Fifth Ave ChapelOfAwarenessTucson@wordpress.com

Sunday Service, 4-5pm. Healing, Meditation followed by a Talk and Angel Messages. Develop your own clairaudience, clairvoyance, power of thought, healing and other psychic skills. You will learn to communicate with and know your own benevolent spiritual guides, guardian angels and spirit healers. Stillness meditation, concentration and healing will be taught and practiced in all classes. Parking in back.

KADAMPA MEDITATION CENTER ARIZONA 1701 E. Miles St., 85719 520-441-1617 MeditationInTucson.org

Learn time-tested methods for finding peace of mind - the key to happiness. Weekly classes in Buddhist meditation and philosophy, prayer services, retreats and spiritual advice with Resident teacher Gen Kelsang Lingpur and senior practitioners. Everyone welcome.

THE TEMPLE OF THE PRESENCE 11902 East Irvington Rd.

(SW corner of Old Spanish Trail) 520-751-2039, ext. 100 TempleOfThePresence.org Saint Germain and the Ascended Masters stand ready to assist you. In their Radiance, you will learn how to release the Light from your Individualized I AM Presence. Find Divine solutions to every challenge. Spiral upward to your Ascension. Thursday classes, 7pm.

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UNITED FELLOWSHIP CHAPEL, INC

Rev. Diana O. and Rev. Susan Wright 4718 E. Hawthorne St., 85711 520-327-0142 United-Fellowship-Chapel.com Self-Realization/Psychic-Development to know thyself, to heal, and to change is available on an individual basis. The Meta-physical Principles Course is an in-depth study of metaphysics. In the Universal Metaphysics course one learns the definitions. In the Seminary, one may become an ordained minister. See ad page 33.

UNITY SPIRITUAL CENTER OF PEACE 1551 S. Eastside Loop, Ste. 121, 85710 520-546-3696 Info@unitypeaceaz.com

Explore your spirituality in a warm and loving community of caring friends. Learn practical tools that really work to improve your life, and the world around you. Sunday service 10:30. Prayer services Sunday at 8:50am and Wednesdays at 9:45am. www.unitypeaceaz. com. See ad page 41.

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WEIGHT LOSS EAT BY CHOICE, NOT BY HABIT Sylvia Haskvitz 520-572-9295 Silgiraffe@aol.com EatByChoice.net

Using the Nonviolent Communication process, explore your inner critic’s messages that underlie your eating patterns and translate your judgments into compassion to connect with your underlying needs. Create the quality of relationship with food that you would like. See ad page 38.

WELLNESS CENTER NATURAL HEALING CARE CENTER 2272 E Speedway Blvd.,85719

(Between Campbell & Tucson Blvd) 520-323-0069 NaturalHealingCareCenter.com Info@naturalhealingcarecenter.com Tucson’s local wellness clinic. Our team of Naturopathic Doctors and Therapists are dedicated to natural healing and individualized healthcare. We specialize in: Naturopathic Medicine (including pediatrics), Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Herbs & Nutrition, Kinesio Tape Application, Constitutional Hydrotherapy, AZ Medical Marijuana card program.

WOMEN’S HEALTH DIANE GOEDECKE, NP, MS, CNM, FNP-C 5659 E. Grant Rd. 520-751-4321 DianeGoedecke.com Dmgarizona@gmail.com

Primary Health Care for Women and Women’s Health. Annual exams, birth control, IUD’s, prescription services, sexual health, menopause, hormone replacement, general health care,allergy, blood draw in office. Most insurances accepted, cash pay, same day appointments in most cases, Se Habla Espanol. See ad on page 25.

TULA WELLNESS

Integrative Health for Women Arianna Sholes-Douglas, MD, FACOG 2200 East River Road Suite 109, 85718 520-577-1129 TulaWellnessMD@gmail.com TulawellnessMD.com Tula Wellness is an integrative health center devoted to women’s wellness. Tula means “balance” in sanskrit. Dr. Arianna believes that the body has the innate ability to heal itself and the desire for perfect balance. She combines the principles of a traditional women’s health model with an evidenced based integrative wellness philosophy. See ads on pages 3 and 20.


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Natural Awakenings Detoxifed Iodine is 100 percent natural, raw iodine in an ethyl alcohol solution. We thank all those that are benefiting from this product and enthusiastically telling us their great results.  Available only at NAWebstore.com  My wife, who suffered from extreme fatigue and other symptoms, saw a dramatic increase in energy after just a few days of taking the natural iodine drops. Now if she misses a day, she’ll end up falling asleep in the middle of the afternoon, like she used to do before taking the iodine. It works! ~ Aaron My doctor told me that I had a hypothyroid condition, prescribed medication and was happy with the follow-up test results, yet I noticed no positive effects on my overall wellbeing. Within two weeks of using the Natural Awakenings Detoxified Iodine, I had more energy, felt more awake and enjoyed clearer thinking and greater peace of mind. People even comment that I look younger. I am a fan! ~ Larry

Reasons Behind Iodine Deficiency Radiation: Almost everyone is routinely exposed to iodine-depleting radiation emitted by cell phones, Wi-Fi, microwave ovens and other electronic devices. Iodized table salt: The human body cannot utilize the iodine added to this product. Low-sodium diets: Failure to use healthy salts to fulfill sodium requirements, plus overuse of zero-nutrient table salt in foods, leads to iodine depletion. Bromine: This toxic chemical overrides iodine’s abilities to nourish the thyroid, adrenal and other hormone-producing glands. A known carcinogen, it is used as an anticaking ingredient found in almost all baked goods, unless the ingredients specifically cite unbromated flour. Iodine-depleted soils: Due to poor farming techniques, iodine and other minerals in soil have declined, so most foods today are devoid of naturally occurring iodine. Proper iodine supplementation with a high-quality product like Natural Awakenings Detoxified Iodine can prevent harm by protecting the thyroid and other endocrine glands and restoring proper hormone production.


Dr. Steve Swidler and Dr. Ken Glass Welcome You to

D E N TA L & W E L L N E S S C E N T E R

Tucson's Premiere Holistic Dental and Wellness Center

Since 1976, our office has been filled with the warmth from a family of dedicated doctors and

professionals who offer compassionate care in a safe and enriching environment. A place where each

patient can make informed decisions about their individualized dental and healthcare needs utilizing an array of alternative/integrative treatments and traditional dental approaches.

Our dental philosophy focuses on the Whole Body Connection between oral health, and overall

wellness. We invite you to experience our healing center where we provide comprehensive support for our patients and together promote continued good health.

• Conscientious General & Cosmetic Dentistry

• Specialized Protocols for Safe Mercury Removal

• Zirconia/Non-metal Dental Implants & Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry

• Biological and Biocompatible Dental Practices

• Treatment to Avoid Root Canals (ONLY available at our clinic) • Mercury and Flouride Free

• Integrative Holistic Dentistry & Medicine • Osteopathic Medicine/Cranial Osteopathy • Non-invasive TMJ Therapies

• Resolve Body Pains with a Balanced Jaw Position

“He’s my dentist, need I say more?” Andrew Weil, M.D.

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Tucson

www.MedicineWheelWellness.com

natural awakenings

4650 W Jojoba Drive Tucson, AZ 85745 P: 520.743.7101


Tucson January 2014