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Cancer. There, I’ve said it. The C-Word—the elephant in the living room of just too many families today. We know it’s epidemic and as a society, we are continuously raising awareness, funding research and exploring treatments for this modern scourge. This month’s Natural Awakenings special issue on Rethinking Cancer touches a lot of bases and will inspire many to do some homework about their own options and those of their loved ones. But could it be that the simplest, easiest, most sustainable solution is to use an ounce of prevention, avoid getting cancer in the first place and eliminate the need for a ton of cure? Research shows that only 5 to 10 percent of all cancer is due to hereditary predisposition. That means all the other cancer-related deaths can be traced to lifestyle factors that include fried foods, red meat, cigarette smoking, sun exposure, alcohol, stress, obesity and environmental pollutants, among others. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, there are 12 million new cases per year of a disease that is preventable. Medical pioneer Stephen Paget’s “seed and soil” theory posits that the spread of cancer is dependent on the cancer cells (the seeds) and the environment of the body (the soil). It can take the body years to produce the environment that allows the cancer to flourish. More than 100 years later, the concept is looking pretty valid; it is both the health of individual cells and the environment in the body that determine whether a cancer may develop or not. The good news is we can fight back by making better choices of what we put in our mouth. By taking proactive steps to improve our health, we have the potential to alter the environment in our bodies, reducing the risk of chronic disease and maintaining long-term health. Sustaining a healthy lifestyle and state of well-being is not only important to our own health, but to our loved ones, as well. As parents, we also take the responsibility of setting an example for our children; and eventually, their children. Life seems to be so out of balance sometimes that we feel like it’s totally out of our control. But there is still plenty we can do to support healthier lives on a healthier planet. Fortunately, accessible resources and solutions are already in place. Tucson doctor DeeAnn Saber explains the relationship of naturopathy and cancer. Arlene Seigel, owner of R’s Raw Kitchen, weighs in on the benefits of a cancer prevention diet, while local writer Sylvia Haskvitz takes us on a tour of the Aqua Vita health food store. The challenges of parenting seem tougher today than ever. How do we protect our kids from the thousands of toxins in today’s world? Our immune systems and psyches are bombarded from all directions with physical, psychological and ethical poisons. We are not even allowed to know which chemicals are added to our food supply. Diseases nonexistent a few years ago, like autism and ADHD, have become commonplace. Randy Kambic, in “Play Together, Stay Together,” and Meredith Montgomery, in “Happy Parents, Happy Kids,” each present new insights into raising a healthy family. This month’s articles offer information ranging from how to eat well on a budget, natural antibiotics and ideal supplements for kids. Boosting our body’s immune system requires a whole body-mind-spirit approach. Feeling connected with who we are and empowered to live a purposeful life that contributes to the health of our family, community and the planet keeps us all pointed in the right direction. You’ll find plenty throughout these pages to help steer you.
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he Shyann Kindness Project’s fourth annual “Tri” For Acts of Kindness Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon and 5K Run Walk will be held at 6:30 a.m., September 14, at La Mariposa, in Tucson. This race allows individuals and families to participate in an activity that provides an incentive to exercise, eat healthy and get or remain fit and also support a locally based children’s charity. For those that have been interested in participating in a triathlon or duathlon but have not done so, this sprint version is a great first-time event because of the shorter distances. This race is the signature fundraiser for the nonprofit Shyann Kindness Project (ShyannKindness.org) whose mission is to serve and put smiles on the faces of underprivileged, at-risk and medically fragile children by providing fun and needed gifts, while promoting and teaching kindness and acceptance of all people. Location: 1501 N. Houghton Rd. For more information, call 520-749-1039, email ShyannsDad@ShyannKindness.org or visit ShyannKindness.org.
Coronary Artery Disease Can be Reversed
he nonprofit Foundation for Cardiovascular Health is offering a comprehensive, medically directed, 36-hour interactive Heart Series program, developed by Tucsonans Charles Katzenberg, M.D., and Edna Silva, RN, for anyone that wants to prevent, halt, stabilize and even reverse coronary artery disease. The 12-week program starts September 3 through November 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. It includes instruction from physicians, nurses, counselors and individuals that have successfully implemented a heart healthy program in their lives. Highlights include risk factor evaluations, including analysis of lipids; label reading, nutrition, supplements, how to make health choices when dining out; a heart medication review; stress reduction techniques, which include t’ai chi, yoga and Heart Math; and exercise instruction. Cost is $300 or $550 per couple. For more information, call Richy Feinberg at 520-797-2281 or email RichyF@comcast.net.
2014 Body and Sol Expo Adds Speakers
he Body and Sol Women’s Expo, slated for March 8 and 9, 2014, at the Tucson convention center, has secured three more speakers for the event. Ann Marie Chiasson, M.D., on the faculty for integrative medicine at the University of Arizona and the author of Energy Healing: The Essentials of Self Care, incorporates integrative family medicine with hands-on healing and other techniques that change, stimulate, add or shift the underlying energy that is associated with the disease process. Susie Cox has written four books and writes a monthly astrology column, What’s Your Sign? for well-known designer Tory Burch. She has been featured in the New York Times, People magazine and on television. Becky Aikman is the author of Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives. A graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism, she is a former reporter for Newsday and writer and editor at Business Week. The Body and Sol Expo is about making dreams come true, solving longstanding challenges and awakening a sense of enthusiasm and hope for what’s ahead. Paul Boynton, author of the book, Begin With Yes, will be the keynote speaker. Contact co-founders Holly Baker and Barbara Peters at 520-468-8008 (sponsors), 520-760-2378 (exhibitors), or BodyAndSolProductions.com or Body and Sol Productions on Facebook. Interest is building quickly. See ad page 2.
Elders can Age In Place with Confidence
ore than 30 years of service has made Catalina In-Home Services a leader in the field of compassionate, trustworthy and professional home care. Services Director Cynthia Weadock states, “Now, elders can live at home, with no need to move to a nursing home or assisted living community when health is a challenge.” Whether a person needs help with housekeeping or more care due to memory impairment, chronic illness or post-hospital care, Catalina’s in-home care allows people to maintain their independence in their own surroundings. Catalina’s nurse makes regular visits to clients, coordinating team conferences and maintaining communication with the client’s caregivers and physicians, often preventing unnecessary hospitalization and re-hospitalization for the client. The nurse is available around-the-clock for consultations, caregiver support, or notification of changes in health status of the client.
Stand Up (Comedy) To Stop Violence
anessa Hollingshead, from New York City, and Tucson’s top comedians will provide an evening of entertainment at the third annual Stand Up To Stop Violence, September 22, at the Fox Theater. The comedy fundraiser benefits the Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse.
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Phire Heart Community Farms Seeking New Members
he fall/winter growing season starts August 15, and if people want to experience the joy of growing their own food, but don’t know how, they can come and learn with a community of people that loves to share what has worked for them. Donald McKinnon, co-founder of Phire Heart Community Farms, says, “Beyond local and beyond organic, if you want the freshest, highest vibration and most nutrient-dense produce, you need to be growing it yourself.” Participants will experience the positive energy vortex in Phire Heart that has been created by incorporating sacred geometry into the design of the farm. They will experience the abundance we experience when we learn to work in harmony with others and with nature. People are surprised to find that the high-vibration, nutrient-dense food is also amazingly delicious, and many say that even vegetables like kale and okra taste sweet. Location: Near Sabino Canyon Rd. and Cloud Rd. For more information and schedule a tour, call 520-477-7040, email Don.McKinnon@cox.net or visit PhireHeart.org.
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icensed Therapist Linda Focht, MA, LPC, LMT, will facilitate a Shame Resilience and Authenticity Group for women based on curriculum developed by Brené Brown, Ph.D., a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work who has been featured on Oprah and TED talks. Registration is open for classes scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, from September 18 to November 20, or 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, from September 19 to November 21. Linda Focht Shame results in disconnection from self and loss of authenticity. Practicing shame resilience helps break the vicious cycle of shame. This 10-week group examines what shame is and how it comes to be such an insidious aspect of our emotional selves. Through connection, understanding and action, the group will explore how to develop lifelong shame resiliency, leading to authenticity and healthy belonging. Aspects of the group include psychoeducation, experiential learning, discussion and processing. Focht, of River’s Way Psychotherapy, incorporates 26 years as a holistic health practitioner into her very integrative approach to psychotherapy and counseling.
Location: 2292 W. Magee, Ste. 130. For more information, call 520-369-4017 or email Linda@RiversWayPsychotherapy.com. See ad page 7.
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ary Nelson, founder of LaStone Therapy, has been traveling around the world for 20 years teaching LaStone in top spas and resorts, and recently opened a private practice in Tucson. Now individuals can receive a unique message from the stones via the Sacred Symbol with Nelson. A full two-hour session costs $150. Location: 2919 E. Broadway Blvd. For more information, call 520-400-9364, email Nelson@LaStoneTherapy.com or visit LaStoneTherapy.com.
Learn to Heal in Reiki Classes with Lucia Maya
ucia Maya is a Reiki and Karuna Reiki master and teacher who provides individual Reiki and craniosacral sessions and Tibetan Usui Reiki classes Lucia Maya of all levels. Reiki, a Japanese method of hands-on healing, is easy to learn for anyone. It can assist in resolving physical, emotional and spiritual challenges, working at deep levels to treat the root cause of symptoms. Mayaâ€™s Reiki classes cover the concepts of healing, teaching that it is a process filled with unexpected and often greater outcomes than we might imagine. Students learn to trust in the wisdom of the body, and that self-healing is of primary importance for each of us, in order to serve others to our greatest ability. Classes are limited to small groups that allow for individual attention and plenty of time for studentsâ€™ hands-on practice of Reiki, both on themselves and others. Students gain confidence in their ability to be clear channels of healing energies. For more information, call 520-204-6280, email Lucia@LuminousAdventures.com or visit LuminousAdventures.com. See ad page 27.
Wear It Well
ourmet Girls, Tucson’s only dedicated gluten free bakery/bistro, has received the Celiac Sprue Association Seal of Recognition, which means they have passed stringent testing of both the restaurant and the baked goods produced and sold at the dedicated facility. Patrons may rest assured that there is no risk of cross-contamination and products are safe for a celiac and/or gluten intolerance diet. Future plans include online ordering and shipping, plus a line of readymade heat-and-eat meals. Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro is located at 5845 N. Oracle Rd. For more information, call 520-408-9000 or visit GourmetGirlsGlutenFree.com. See ad page 42.
First Eat Local, Then Dress Local Buying local isn’t just about food choices. In supporting community businesses and reducing our ecological footprint, fiber is another important consideration, encompassing farmers that grow cotton and hemp or raise sheep for wool, fiber artisans and textile designers. The U.S. presently imports about 95 percent of Americans’ clothing, reports the Ecology Global Network (Ecology.com), with most manufactured in countries where sweatshops and human rights abuses are common. Polyester and nylon, the most commonly used synthetic fibers, are derived from petroleum and processed and dyed using synthetic, often toxic substances. According to a 2010 report by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, the textile industry is that country’s third-worst polluter. The nonprofit Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture’s (cuesa.org) Fibershed program raises public awareness of the issue in Central California. Robin Lynde, a shepherd, weaver and teacher at Meridian Jacobs Farm, in Vacaville, also sells yarn, fleece, felt, lambskin, hand-woven garments and blankets. “Fiber producers, users and designers may not know that there are sheep 10 miles away from them and they can get that fiber,” she says. Fibershed also promotes a Grow Your Jeans program, comprising area sourcing, dyeing and sewing of a limited run of jeans. While textile sustainability in any given region is developing, the organization recommends that residents mend, instead of discard, old clothes, swap clothing or buy used, while resisting marketing pressure to augment wardrobes every season to keep up with trends. Someday, we might be able to visit a nearby field where our clothing is grown. The Sustainable Cotton Project (SustainableCotton.org), based in Winters, California, conducts a Cleaner Cotton program that helps conventional growers transition to more sustainable practices using non-GMO varieties and integrated pest management practices to more gently solve ecological challenges. A big part of the challenge is to get the word out. “To get cleaner cotton to a spinner, someone has to request it,” says Executive Director Marcia Gibbs.
Never Too Old to Quit
ven smokers 60 and over can live longer if they quit, according to a 2012 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Three experts from the German Cancer Research Center, in Heidelberg, analyzed 17 studies from the United States, Australia, China, England, France, Japan and Spain that followed groups of between 863 and 877,243 people for periods ranging from three to 50 years. Findings showed that the longer a person had been classified as a former, rather than current, smoker, the more their risk of premature death decreased. The researchers also observed that current smokers showed the highest absolute mortality rates in all the studies. Dr. Tai Hing Lam, of the University of Hong Kong, observes that for people in their 60s, quitting was linked to a 21 percent decrease in the risk of premature death. The risk was reduced by 27 percent for those in their 70s and by 24 percent for individuals in their 80s. Lam added that the World Health Organization’s statistic that one out of every two smokers will die from their habit should be printed on all cigarette packages, “…so that all smokers know they are betting their lives on the toss of a coin.”
Colorful Plates for Picky Eaters
arents trying to entice fussy eaters to sample more nutritionally diverse diets have a surprising strategy at hand: color. A study at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, has shown that colorful fare—specifically, food plates with seven different items and six colors—appear to be particularly favored by children. In contrast, adults tend to prefer fewer colors on one plate—only three items and three hues. Source: Acta Paediatrica
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The Case for Energy Healing by Candace Studebaker
lectromagnetic energy is all around us and in us, and is as dynamic as the energy in the universe— it has now been proven, in hundreds of studies from prestigious scientific institutions like John Hopkins and the National Institute of Health, that the subtle energies in the human body support healing. Negative and/or toxic energies that remain in the human body create disease. Working the 10 parts of the body’s energy system toward balance assists with any illness; chronic or acute; physical or psychological. Using simple techniques, the body’s energy can be manipulated to support the ability to heal, because the flow of the energy in the aura, chakras, meridians and the other seven proven parts of the energy system support the self-healing body to increase the flow of slow, stuck energy, which, according to UCLA Medical Center for Alternative Studies, leads to illness. Once the system is balanced, an individual can perform these techniques on themselves. It’s simple, available, and inexpensive. Treating the energy system with simple touch to specific areas of the body will help the energy to flow freely to create balance, honoring and nurturing. Performing daily energy techniques will remind the energy system of what to do and how to do it, which it will “remember” and clear the body of toxic energies and toxins. The beauty of these techniques is their simplicity. Applications include pain, autoimmune diseases, allergies, neurological, cancer treatment, depression, anxiety and diabetes, as well as many other illness or challenges that can be supported and affected by balancing the energy system. Candace Studebaker is an energy worker and Reiki master. Reach her at 520-818-3848, SheHawk12@aol.com or IntegrativeEnergyTherapies.com.
hraddha Hilda Oropeza opened her studio, Mindful Yoga, one year ago, to help people achieve a healthy body, Shraddha Hilda healthy mind and Oropeza healthy spirit. To fulfill that mission, Mindful Yoga offers classes for all levels, from beginners to most experienced yoga practitioners. Oropeza has taught yoga for eight years and at Mindful Yoga has built a roster of some of Tucson’s most experienced yoga teachers offering classes, from get-the-blood-circulating cardio flow to deep-stretch yin yoga and relaxing restorative yoga. The schedule also includes Juicy Yoga, Bone-Centered Yoga and Functional Yoga for Fitness. Location: 1101 N. Wilmot, Ste. 123, at E. Speedway Blvd., next to Trader Joe’s. For more information, call 520-300-4378 or visit MindfulYogaTucson.com. See ad page 10.
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The perilous decline of domestic honeybees due to the widespread occurrence of colony collapse disorder continues to make news, but wild bees and other insects are often overlooked, even though they are twice as effective in producing seeds and fruit on crops, according to a study of 41 crops in 600 fields worldwide by Argentina’s research network, CONICET. For the first time, scientists have a handle on the huge contribution of wild insects, showing that honeybees cannot replace the wild insects lost as their habitat is increasingly destroyed. Study leader Lucas Garibaldi, of Argentina’s National University, in Río Negro, says that relying on honeybees is a highly risky strategy, because disease can sweep through a single species and it may not adapt to environmental changes as well as wild pollinators. Also, trucking in managed honeybee hives does not replace native pollinators, which visit more plants, resulting in more effective cross-pollination; honeybees tend to carry pollen from one flower to another on the same plant.
Pricey Bottled Water May Come from a Tap Peter Gleick, the author of Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water, found that most companies are cagey about revealing the source of their water. “There’s no legal requirement that they say on their label where the water comes from, and they don’t like to advertise that fact,” says Gleick. As a result, most Americans don’t know much about the origins of what we spend $11 billion a year on. In order to be called “spring water”, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a product has to be either “collected at the point where water flows naturally to the Earth’s surface or from a borehole that taps into the underground source.” Other terms aren’t regulated. Gleick found that about 55 percent of bottled waters are spring water. The other 45 percent is mostly treated tap water, including Aquafina (Pepsi) and Dasani (Coke). Source: Mother Jones
Monsanto Weed Killer Contaminates Food A peer-reviewed Massachusetts Institute of Technology report published in the scientific journal Entropy points to evidence that residues of glyphosate, the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, manufactured by Monsanto and sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food. The residues enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemicals and toxins in the environment known to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease, including Parkinsonâ€™s, infertility and cancers. Reuters reports that environmentalists, consumer groups and plant scientists from several countries have warned that heavy use of glyphosate is harming plants, people and animals. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a standard registration review of glyphosate to determine by 2015 if its use should be limited. Yet Monsanto continues to claim that glyphosate is safe and less damaging than other commonly used herbicides.
Students Use Smartphones to Study Highlighting the potential for digital learning, a new survey by the Verizon Foundation has found that a third of middle school students are already using mobile apps on smartphones to do schoolwork and collaborate with peers on projects. Beyond accessing information via the Internet, students often turn to free apps to play games that help them master math concepts, virtually dissect an animal or analyze clouds and concepts of condensation and more. The Verizon Foundation offers training to educators on integrating mobile technology into lesson plans by partnering with the nonprofit Technology Student Association and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Together, they are sponsoring the Innovative App Challenge, in which hundreds of middle and high school student teams are conceptualizing mobile apps that incorporate science/ technology/engineering/mathematics (STEM) activities to solve a problem in their school or community. Ten teams won personal smartphones and $10,000 grants for their schools, plus assistance in creating their apps and bringing them to the public earlier this year. Verizon expects to launch a new edition of the program this fall. Source: The Christian Science Monitor at CSMonitor.com
Ovarian Cancer is a Silent Killer by Margaret Hoeft, BSN, RN, FNP
ost women try to take care of our bodies. We make healthy food choices; we exercise. We get our mammograms and our annual female exams. So let’s consider the following scenario—one that occurs far too often. “Mary” had a normal GYN exam six months ago; her pap test was normal. But lately, she is experiencing some vague, fleeting symptoms that “something isn’t right.” She is more tired than usual, she feels full quickly, she is bloated and her clothes don’t fit around the abdomen. Perhaps she begins to have bladder problems or bowel issues. These complaints begin quietly and intermittently, but gradu-
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ally over two to four weeks, they occur more often and become more pronounced. We women are strong, active and busy; we don’t complain; we don’t have time; we put our symptoms off. We say to ourselves, “I am just aging; I haven’t been watching my eating habits; I am under more stress, perhaps I just have a bladder infection.” When we finally make that appointment with our provider, we find out that there is no bladder infection, or we are referred to a gastroenterologist for digestive problems. One does not think of revisiting our gynecologist, as none of these symptoms appear to be “female” problems. Of course,
there are many diagnoses to consider related to these symptoms, and one of them may be ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic cancer, and one of the five leading causes of cancer deaths among women in the U.S. Approximately 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and about 15,000 women die, according to the American Cancer Society. Because there is no reliable screening for ovarian cancer (a pap test does not detect it), 80 percent of women are diagnosed with an advanced form of the disease. Every woman is at risk at any age, but risk increases with age (median age at
diagnosis is 64), no pregnancies and a personal or family history of breast, colon, uterine or ovarian cancer. About 10 percent of the population carries the BRCA gene mutations, which puts them at a 70 percent risk of breast and ovarian cancer. So for the other 90 percent, there seems to be no direct reason for having ovarian cancer, unlike smoking/lung cancer or sun exposure/skin cancer links. That is why ovarian cancer has been called the “silent” disease. It may masquerade as a gastric or bladder problem; sometimes there are no symptoms at all. Too often we don’t realize that the cancer has spread throughout the abdomen. Most likely, our various symptoms are not going to be due to ovarian cancer. About 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer annually, compared to more than 200,000 breast cancer diagnoses. But for those women with late-stage ovarian cancer, the five-year survival rate is only 30 percent. With such subtle symptoms, the longer we are not diagnosed or misdiagnosed, the less chance we have of achieving a good outcome. Initial diagnosis begins with a rectal-vaginal exam, a vaginal ultrasound and a CA 125 blood test. Depending on the results, a CT scan will help to confirm the diagnosis. A consult to a GYN oncologist is the next step, and surgery should only be peformed by a GYN oncologist surgeon. We can help ourselves by listening to our bodies, learning the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and knowing our family history. If we have worrisome symptoms, we can ask our health care provider, “Tell me why I don’t have ovarian cancer.” Margaret Hoeft is a retired family nurse practitioner, an eight-year ovarian cancer survivor and co-chair of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Tucson chapter. For more information, email TucsonAZ@ovarian.org.
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CANCER A Brave New World of Effective Natural Therapies by Linda Sechrist
usan Silberstein takes her message for preventing cancer and recurrences to medical and nursing schools, continuing oncology nursing education programs and universities from her BeatCancer.org headquarters in Richboro, Pennsylvania. The nonprofit organization provides research-based education and counseling on how to prevent, cope with and beat cancer
through immune-boosting holistic approaches. Since 1977, it has helped nearly 30,000 cancer patients and more than 50,000 prevention seekers. “Early detection is better than late detection, but it’s not prevention,” says Silberstein, who taught the psychology of health and disease at Pennsylvania’s Immaculata University. “We focus on building up patients—minimizing treatment side effects, enhancing immune system function, improving nutritional status and addressing the reasons for sickness in the first place.” “Conventional medicine never addresses the cause, which is a process that needs to be understood so the individual can turn it off,” elaborates Massachusetts Institute of Technologytrained scientist Raymond Francis, author of Never Fear Cancer Again: How to Prevent and Reverse Cancer. Based on his experience beating cancer and research into cellular biochemistry and molecular biology, he concluded that the disease is a biological process that affects the entire body, not something that can be cut out, killed or poisoned. “Central to healing and prevention is the elimination of things that fuel the growth of cancer cells, such as sugar, toxins, heavy metals, nutrient-deficient processed foods and an acidic environment in the body,” observes Francis. “Regular exercise, a daily, high-quality multivitamin and detoxification are equally crucial to restoring the body’s biological terrain.”
Doctor of Naturopathy Judy Seeger, founder of CancerCleanseCamp.com and host of CancerAnswers.TV and Cancer Winner Radio, recommends both a regular detoxification regimen and ongoing healthy nutritional plan to help maintain a healing alkaline environment. While this helps cleanse the body of environmental toxins, the toxic emotions and stress that produce acid, weaken the immune system and create an environment for cancer to propagate, must also be dealt with. Experts generally agree on a range of basic, commonsense preventive measures that include a low-fat, plant-based diet; aerobic, flexibility and strength exercises; healthy sleep habits; and other stress-reducing activities. “These are basic ingredients for maintaining sound health, and can be crucial toward improving the health of an individual with cancer,” says Dr. Keith Block, the “father of integrative oncology,” and author of Life Over Cancer. He founded The Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment, in Skokie, Illinois, that customizes care plans based on each person’s medical, biochemical, physical, nutritional and psychosocial needs. Thousands of cancer patients have outlived their “medical expiration date” by using alternative nontoxic treatments and approaches, many of which are documented in Outsmart Your Cancer, by Tanya Harter Pierce. Lou Dina, a cancer survivor who like Francis, underwent a journey of intensive research, became a patient advocate and authored Cancer: A Rational Approach to Long-Term Recovery. Dina speaks at conventions hosted by the Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy (FACT), founded in 1971 by Ruth Sackman. He also appears with other survivors in the FACT documentary based on Sackman’s book, Rethinking Cancer: Non-Traditional Approaches to the Theories, Treatments and Prevention of Cancer. From decades of findings by international clinicians, FACT educates practitioners and patients to view chronic degenerative diseases as systematic malfunctions caused by breakdowns in the balance of body chemistry that are
“When it comes to one’s lifetime risk of cancer, healthy diet and lifestyle choices can make all the difference.” ~ Susan Silberstein, Ph.D., founder and president of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education subject to bio-repair. However manifested, they are viewed as correctable and controllable via an individualized program that includes a balanced diet of whole, unprocessed, organic foods— spurred by Gerson therapy that floods the body with organically grown nutrients—supplementation and detoxification. Other key measures involve body temperature therapy, cellular and stem cell therapies and the use of botanicals. “Nutrients in food directly impact the mechanisms by which cancer cells grow and spread,” explains Block. “They also indirectly impact cancer by changing the surrounding biochemical conditions that either promote or inhibit the progression of malignant disease. This is why targeting only tumors is not enough to quash cancer. Conventional cancer therapies almost inevitably leave behind at least a small number of malignant cells. Your internal biochemical terrain plays an integral role in determining whether a tumor will regain a foothold after treatment, metastasize to distant sites or stay where it is without posing a threat.” Block notes that a healthy biochemistry can help prevent unpleasant and possibly life-threatening, complications. An anti-cancer biochemical terrain will even boost a patient’s overall quality of life. At the Block Center, detailed assessments identify disruptions in six defining features of patients’ biochemi-
cal terrain—oxidation, inflammation, immunity, blood coagulation, glycemia and stress chemistry. Cancer thrives on terrain disruptions, which also can impair treatment. Kathy Bero, founder of NuGenesis Inc., in Stone Bank, Wisconsin, asks, “How many other lives could be saved if doctors prescribed a diet primarily focused on plant-based, angiogenic-inhibiting foods for all cancer patients?” Angiogenesis is the development of new blood vessels. Cancer turns the body against itself by hijacking the angiogenesis process and keeping it permanently activated, ensuring that cancerous cells receive a dedicated, uninterrupted blood supply. “To effectively prevent cancer, inflammation and angiogenesis need to be controlled before a tumor can get a foothold,” advises Bero. Bero has personally beaten back two unrelated aggressive forms of cancer and credits the angiogenic-inhibiting foods in clinical research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee, and the University of WisconsinWaukesha. Examples include green tea, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, grapefruit, lemons, tomatoes, cinnamon, kale, grape seed oil and pomegranate. “These foods also played a significant role in strengthening my immune
system and restoring my overall health, which was radically affected by many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation,” remarks Bero. Patrick Quillin, Ph.D., a former vice president of nutrition for a national network of cancer hospitals and author of The Wisdom and Healing Power of Whole Foods and Beating Cancer with Nutrition, recommends a triple threat. “Cancer requires a threefold treatment approach to create a synergistic response. Teaming up to reduce the tumor burden without harming the patient, re-regulate the cancer to normal healthy tissue and nourish the patient’s recuperative powers is far better than any one approach,” says Quillin. He maintains that restrained medical interventions, appropriate nutrition and naturopathic approaches can bolster nonspecific natural defense mechanisms to reverse the underlying cause of the disease. “Nutrition and traditional oncology treatments are synergistic, not antagonistic, as many oncologists believe,” advises Quillin. Glenn Sabin, founder of FON Therapeutics, similarly suggests that multiinterventional, outcome-based studies, akin to Dr. Dean Ornish’s approach to prostate cancer, could greatly benefit conventional oncology. Sabin recounts his Harvard Medical School-documented remission of advanced leukemia in his upcoming book, N-of-1: How One Man’s Triumph Over Terminal Cancer is Changing the Medical Establishment. Sabin turned to therapeutic nutrition, neutraceuticals, stress reduction and exercise to become a 22-year cancer “thriver” without the aid of conventional therapies.
He also emphasizes the importance of the psychological and psychosocial aspects of healing with the cancer patients he coaches. “If you don’t have your head in the game, it’s hard to make anything else work for you,” counsels Sabin.
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Silberstein and other leading physicians, including Dr. Tien-Sheng Hsu, a Chinese psychiatrist and author of the Secret to Healing Cancer; Dr. Jingduan Yang, a board-certified psychiatrist and founder and medical director of the Tao Institute of Mind & Body Medicine; and Seeger, believe that the mind and spirit play a significant role in healing. “Cancer begins in the spirit and ends up in the body, which is why I recommend that anyone positively diagnosed read the Cancer Report,” remarks Silberstein. Cancer Report, co-written by John R. Voell and Cynthia A. Chatfield, discusses psychoneuroimmunology and the powerful role that the mind, emotions and spirit play in contributing to or resisting disease and healing even the most terminal of cancers (Tinyurl.com/VoellCancerReport). Yang and Hsu, who also use acupuncture protocols, believe illness is a reflection of inner problems that disrupt the body’s naturally powerful immune system. “Cancer is a symptom delivering
“I talk to people who do all the right things to improve their biochemistry, but without an emotional detox and spiritual connection to something larger than themselves, their healing process tends to stall.” ~ Doctor of Naturopathy Judy Seeger a message: You need to take better care of yourself—emotionally, chemically, physically and spiritually,” says Yang. As a faculty member of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Yang sees firsthand how few patients understand that the trauma of a diagnosis and treatment can reactivate past traumas, unresolved issues, blockages and repressed emotions. Both he and Hsu offer mind/body/spirit interventions to help patients cope better. “I talk to people who do all the right things to improve their biochemistry, but without an emotional detox and spiritual connection to something larger than themselves, their healing process
tends to stall,” Seeger observes. Her online talk shows feature long-term cancer survivors like Dr. Carl Helvie, author of You Can Beat Lung Cancer Using Alternative/Integrative Interventions. “It all comes down to the microcosm of the cell. If we give our 73 trillion cells everything they need, the macrocosm of the body will function properly,” says Francis. The authors of Cancer Killers, Dr. Charles Majors, Dr. Ben Lerner and Sayer Ji, agree. Up till now, they attest that the war on cancer has been almost exclusively an assault on the disease, rather than an enlightened preventive campaign that clearly identifies and counters how cancer develops. “The battle can only be won by instructing people in how to boost their body’s immune responses to kill cancer cells before they face a full-blown diagnosis and showing them how to aggressively address the hostile exterior agents that turn healthy cells cancerous.” The best winning strategy is to naturally nurture a body—structurally, chemically, energetically, emotionally and spiritually—so that the inner terrain naturally kills cancer cells and stops them from growing. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Visit ItsAllAboutWe.com for the recorded interviews.
localsweighin Focus on Overall Health for Cancer Prevention by Arlene H. Siegel
oday, it seems to be the minority that has been spared the ordeal of dealing with cancer in their own body or that of a loved one. After cancer is diagnosed and the initial shock has worn off, we must consider lifestyle changes in addition to our treatment options. A common question is, “What foods are good for fighting cancer cells?” How about reframing that question? What if we do not wait for any life-threatening diagnosis, but rather
take a preventive approach? Let’s ask the question, “What foods do I need to eat on a daily basis to not only be healthy, but to be healthy beyond belief?” The answer is to begin with greens. Yes, eat them every day in a variety of ways. Start the day with a green smoothie. Have a salad as a side with lunch and/or a big salad for dinner. Add colorful veggies to the smoothie and the salad for additional phytonutrients of all kinds. Make
salads more interesting by blending a sensational salad dressing. Summertime is a fantastic season for so many delicious options like stone fruits and melons. Be sure to eat fruits first—because they digest so quickly, it is best to eat them before cooked foods. Focus on overall health. The same healthy foods will restore health no matter what the disease label is. Remember that our body inherently wants to be healthy, but it needs healthy ingredients to do that.
Arlene H. Siegel is the owner of R’s Raw Kitchen. Contact her 520-256-1663 or RawKitchen.co.
localsweighin The American Gut Project Seeks Cancer Solutions by Dr. DeeAnn Saber
ore and more Americans are dealing with the effects of ill health, and the greatest fear for most is cancer. What everyone needs to realize is cancer, like so many other chronic diseases, is not only manageable, but preventable through clear, healthy and consistent diet and lifestyle choices. Naturopaths stress seven guidelines: • Sleep well: get enough rest and feel rested upon awakening • Drink clean pure water: approximately half one’s body weight in ounces daily • Eat local, fresh, organic and seasonal foods: this supports personal health, local farms and the environment • Do something you love: working in a mentally or emotionally or physically toxic environment only contributes to a person becoming ill sooner or later • Adopt a regular form of movement: find a few fun things to do and get moving! • Maintain a spiritual practice: understanding we are not alone and finding a way to stay centered in our crazy world is vital to long-term health • Remember that everything is a choice: we all can manage what goes into our mind, into our body and into our family and life Let’s look at what goes into our mouths, specifically, because the gastrointestinal system is like the foundation of a house. It handles all our nutrients, trains and modulates our immune system, manages clearing out all things considered foreign
Connecting with Repressed Feelings to Avoid Disease by Randy Usem
olding the breath, or not breathing deeply enough, combined with muscular tension in the diaphragm and throat, shuts off the voice as a way to contain strong feelings and suppresses the life force. Breathing exercises, heavy physical exertion and using the voice for singing, humming, yelling, screaming or repeating strong vocal expressions can help to open the throat and deepen the breath. One way we isolate body awareness and feelings is by keeping excessive energy in the head with compulsive thinking and ruminating, accompanied by unconscious tightening of the neck muscles. Meditation, plus mindfulness, neck and head loosening, grounding and centering exercises can cre-
and affects how our brain functions. The BioFrontiers Institute, at the University of Colorado, is initiating a new citizen-science program called the American Gut Project. They are showing by mapping the microbiome— the genes of the bacteria that live in us—how bacteria work hard to keep us healthy. It is by putting in foods that feed the gut’s healthy, “good” bacteria that we nurture the integrity of the gut lining that protects us from inflammation and infection, crowding out the unsavory bugs. A good gut bacterium regulates digestion and metabolism and extracts and makes vitamins and other nutrients. It also creates serotonin that our brain needs for learning, mood and memory. What the American Gut Project is finding is that the American GI tract has a smaller diversity of bacteria than in many other countries. That could be due to the high use of antibiotics and the intake of so many processed foods or the amount of pesticides and other toxins in our food, air and water. These intestinal impacts are all being evaluated. What is seen is that people that live in more rural areas have greater gut microbe diversity and lower rates of chronic diseases. It seems that folks who spend more time outdoors and in the dirt have healthier intestinal bacteria. Perhaps through this American Gut Project, each one of us can understand how to rebuild ourselves from the inside out, and therefore heal ourselves through appropriate nutrition and lifestyle choices. Dr. DeeAnn Saber, NMD, is the owner of Wellness First! Contact her at 520-209-1755 or visit 3861WellnessFirst.com. See ad page 23. ate greater mind-body balance to alleviate this condition. Holding in, holding back, not feeling and not expressing the emotional currents that are part of life can cause stagnation and ill health by not realizing the emotional connection to tension and holding patterns in the muscles and organs of the body. Massage, body awareness exercises and expressive movements that can be as simple as hitting, kicking, bouncing and trembling are ways to get in touch with the feeling needs of the body. Randy Usem is a licensed massage therapist, and he has been trained and certified as a Radix practitioner by the Radix Institute. For more information, call 520-312-9563 or visit Armorless.net and TucsonMassageAndBodyTherapy.com. See ad on a page 27.
We Must Be our Own Best Friend by Diane Goedecke
elf-talk can be very powerful and plays a big part in our overall health. On one hand, it can develop a healthy ego, build selfesteem, create confidence and help us strengthen problem-solving skills. But on the other hand, it can trigger ego deterioration, destroy self-esteem, lower confidence and create more problems in our life. How we communicate to ourselves in positive, rather than negative, ways allows us to become strong secure individuals. In childhood, if we are made to feel not good enough, that might cause us to carry unfair judgments about ourselves. If we feel disadvantaged, physically challenged or different in some other way, it might cause us to judge ourselves negatively, but what purpose do these judgments serve? In nature, everything has value. Only human beings suffer from low opinions of themselves. A rose, a robin or a rabbit never feels that way; each flower has a fragrance, each bird a song and each animal a purpose, and so does each person. We can replace negative words in our vocabulary with positive words. Rather than say, “I can’t make a change,” or “I won’t be able to do this right,” say, “I can make a change,” and “I will be able to do this right.” Negative self-talk encourages negative responses; positive words bring about positive changes. We must choose our words carefully. Eliminate the terms should and ought to from self-talk. Both are based on expectations of others or what we believe to be appropriate, not what we think is really right for us. Each day, we pay attention to our physical needs by eating, exercising and sleeping. We also need to pay attention to our spiritual needs by allowing time each day for
spiritual renewal. Setting aside time for moments of self-reflection is the best way to pay attention to our spiritual needs. That might seem like self-indulgence, but it is one of the most responsible things we can do for our mental and physical health. Taking time to identify areas that need rebuilding in our lives is one thing we can do to work on being healthy. We must remember when health is absent in mind, body and spirit, wisdom cannot reveal itself and strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless and intelligence cannot be applied. We need to be our own best friend. If a friend were telling us about a problem, we would listen and gently offer encouragement and advice. When we are confused and uncentered, one way we can restore our inner harmony and energy is by making contact with nature. Taking a walk on a nature trail or watching the sun set might help. Lying down on our balcony or in our backyard to look at the night sky might help to center us. We can also listen to the crickets or crush fresh herbs in the palm of our hand and smell the aroma. When we are spiritually centered, we can see things more clearly, act more effectively and feel healthier. Accept responsibility for balancing our physical needs with spiritual ones. With proper self-talk, families achieve peace and harmony in their lives and children speak kindly to themselves, trusting their inner voice to achieve peace and harmony in their lives. Diane Goedecke, MS, CNM, FNP-C, has been a nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health since 1991. Contact her at 520-751-4321 or DianeGoedecke.com. See ad page 8.
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Zen and a New Era of Dental Care by Jon D’Auria
Dr. Michael Malek ushers in the next wave of dentistry by merging breakthrough technology with holistic care and elegant spa services at Tucson’s Smile Spa
dentist’s office often conjures images of bleak waiting rooms, long wait times and an feeling of anxiety and discomfort caused by the arsenal of buzzing drills and painful treatments that await every appointment. Most dental visits are the furthest place from solace for patients, and the fears that accompany the practice have given the field of dentistry a bad rap since the inception of the trade. But now, thanks to Dr. Michael Malek and his practice at Smile Spa, which uses breakthrough methodology that merges comfortable, cutting-edge technology and a patient-first mentality, things are finally changing. An acclaimed practitioner in his field, Malek spent seven years conducting research to identify the biggest concerns that patients have with dentist visits and the results led him to redefine the dentist/patient experience, starting with his own practice. “The issues on the top of the list are cost, anxiety, inconvenience and practicality,” explains Malek. “We took the results from our research and applied them to designing a practice that includes remedies to all of the concerns and fears of our clients.” The results are evident in the impressive facilities of Smile Spa. A large, open interior plan makes the waiting room and other facilities resemble the lobby of a four-star resort, with beautiful pillars, sky-painted ceilings, serene art and a plush waiting area at the front end of the space. Without conventional walls to separate the rooms, the circular structure instills a peaceful mindset, minus any loud dentistry tool sounds to send chilling frequencies up the spine. “We’ve designed our premises with attention to every detail, so that our patients feel relaxed, calm and welcome. We’ve eliminated the typical smell of most dental offices and have aromatherapy and natural fragrances through-
out,” says Malek. “When people go into most typical dentist offices, they notice the way it smells, they see the dated reading materials, they see the way the reception area is kept and they see dead plants, and they wonder if the service they’re getting is reflected in the way they handle the little things at their offices. Patients subconsciously ask and answer a lot of questions about a dentist office without even knowing it when they walk in. When we take care and intention with all of the small details, think of how far we will go with the big things for you.” Malek has also addressed one of the main gripes people have with dentist offices, which is the wait time that patients have to endure. “We have realized that one of the most important things for our patients is convenience and respecting their time. When a patient comes in, we don’t throw a clipboard at them and make them wait. We automatically take them back to the treatment area, where we provide them with refreshments, and then we fill out all of their charts and paperwork for them. They don’t even have to lift a finger.” Smile Spa offers every kind of dental service possible to ensure that patients don’t have to drive from one office to another just to retrieve one procedure from multiple specialists. “We have full comprehensive care here at Smile Spa regardless of what your needs are,” says Malek. Whether it’s braces, gum disease, a smile that needs improved upon, extractions, root canals—we offer everything. We’ve pioneered procedures that allow us to do things in one appointment. A lot of our clients come from out of state just to see us, so we do everything we can to accommodate them in one simple visit. There is literally nothing that you could possibly need or be diagnosed with
and not get therapy and remedy in one modality here.” Malek is also a highly praised painter. Growing up in an artistic family, he has been a lifelong artist, and it was his late wife who gave him the most inspiration to continue his craft, even with the intensity of his dentistry work. The beautiful paintings that he hasn’t donated to charities or given to clients are currently on display hanging on the walls of Smile Spa. “I was an art student before I became a dentist,” he says. “I’ve been painting my whole life, and it’s a passion that runs in my family. It is very natural to me. I was thrilled to discover at a young age that dentistry embraces the skills and gifts of an artist. When you are working on a filling or reconstruction, it takes a skilled technician that makes a lot of judgment calls that are artistic and creative. Painting helps me focus on my work and putting attention to every small detail of my focus, but it’s also very relaxing and meditative to me. I can get lost for hours in my studio, and I’m very grateful that I can share that with my patients.” Malek completed his vision by adding a full-service spa that offers Swedish, deep tissue, sports and reflexology massages, soothing stone treatment, facials, body exfoliating treatments, Botox, Juvaderm, haircuts and waxing in every form–from eyebrow to Brazilian. Clients even earn credits towards spa treatments that they can gift to friends and family and receive free treatments on birthdays and anniversaries. “Why not pamper our patients?” says Malek. “We offer a VIP plan where you get spa service every time you come in. It’s a $120 service that we’re giving and it allows our clients to visit us under a nonthreatening premise.” Malek incorporates holistic treatments into his practice to insure the health of his clients is the first priority. Reducing toxins and deadly elements of the antiquated past of dentistry, Smile Spa offers natural methods that produce the finest results. “We embrace practices that work universally for our clients, from old methodologies to new technology,” he says. “We find overwhelming success to
our approach towards wellness and health centers around naturopathic or homeopathic remedies. We focus on avoiding all forms of toxicity–whether it’s bio-toxicity caused by materials used for root canals or toxicity from mercury in fillings from older cavities. We eliminate protocols that have been outdated in dentistry like fluoride use. We eliminate all of the toxins we can with our state of-the-art equipment which is promoted by the holistic community.” Malek thinks that too many dentists still use materials that are too toxic, saying, “We take care of patients of all ages, from newborn to the golden years, and it is our greatest responsibility to care for each client the best way possible.” Whether executing a mouth reconstruction surgery in two days that typically takes four to five months for other dentists or offering luxurious spa treatments and a tranquil environment for his patients, Malek is rewriting the book of dentistry with every change that he offers through his practice. While the praise and scientific articles published about his work are appreciated, Malek’s true inspiration comes from his relationships with and ability to enhance the lives of his clients. “Most all of our clientele is gained from word of mouth references. The reason we have become so successful is because of the way our relationships evolve with our patients,” says Malek. “Early on, we felt that instead of just being a doctor in a white coat, we would create a spa environment and treat each like a guest at a luxurious resort—we treat every client like a VIP client. Relationships are everything to us here. Our customers go quickly from being our patients to being our guests, to friends to family. Our clients even stop in just to say hi when they haven’t seen us in a while, because they miss us.” Smile Spa is located at 2498 E. River Rd. For more information, call 520-529-8000 or visit GoSmilespa.com. Jon D’Auria is a frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings. See ad back cover. NaturalTucson.com
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Aqua Vita is More Than a Health Food Store by Sylvia Haskvitz
ome come to Aqua Vita Natural Foods Market for the The clientele comprises people of all ages; some that largest selection of herbs in Tucson, including bulk have been living and eating healthy and some just beginning herbal extracts. Some come for the “magic” water and to dip their toe in the healthy lifestyle pool. Those looking some for the personal service, but owner Mohan Singh still for alternative cancer support may drop by the store for seems to know the names of all of the regulars that frequent Essiac tea in bulk capsule or liquid form, cleanse kits and the store. It’s a neighborhood place in the center of town Swedish bitters to detoxify. All of their produce is organic and an easy bicycle or car ride to or from the St. Philips and comes from local sources when available. farmers’ market. Their bulk section is quite impressive, from chia seeds This family-owned store is on the corner of Glenn and and hemp seeds to raw nuts, dulse and tasty snacks for Country Club, next to Caravan Market. Singh is at the helm, adults and children. They sell raw cow’s milk from Save with his son Harmeet as the general manager. Suman Kaur, your Dairy, in Queen Creek, Arizona, which for some is an Singh’s daughter, focuses on buying herbs and is the supple- incredible and rare healthy find. ment and body care specialist. Harmeet’s wife, Sarab Kaur, Aqua Vita also supports local creative efforts such as is the newest family member to join the team. The rest of the Deborah Mayaan’s flower essences from her company, Buildcrew includes three other longtime devoted employees. ing Health, and flower essences from Desert Alchemy, made They live their family values by eating healthful, highby Cynthia Anthina Kemp Scherer. Other offerings include quality organic food, taking herbs when needed at home Kuumbu Made’s fragrance oils, lotions and salves and Kate’s and offering these same products to their customers to purMagic, body and massage oil, fragrance oils and body lotions. chase from their store. Their hope is to increase awareness Raw chocolate treats from Indigenous Nutrition and in the community of the possibilities for choosing a healthy fresh sprouts from the Tucson-based Grassroots company lifestyle to support well-being. can also be purchased there. Local Essene bread and Small The store’s roots are in pure water, organic produce, Planet Bakery bread and cookies are delivered daily. The herbal remedies, nutrition and a holistic view of well-being. Tucson Tamale Company supplies tamales and Cafe Desta’s Aqua Vita serves the community with supportive customer burritos are another welcome addition. Aqua Vita sells local care, vibrant organic food and knowledge to empower your honey, eggs, healthy snacks and other tasty lunch items, too. mind, body and spirit. Aqua Vita is committed to providing the cleanest, fresh- Aqua Vita natural Foods Market is located at 2801 N. Country est and liveliest water humankind is capable of producing, Club Rd., in Tucson. For more information, call 520-293-7770 following the basic principles that the planet Earth uses to or visit AquaVitaNaturals.com. make fresh water. The staff steam distills it (evaporation, formation of clouds and rain), uses ultraviolet light (sunlight), Sylvia Haskvitz, MA, RD, is a certified NVC trainer and the carbon and micron filters (rain filters through soil and bedauthor of Eat by Choice, Not by Habit. rock creating groundwater), and then adds a “magic touch” to complete this signature product. They claim that steam distillation produces the purest water of any process and creates less wastewater, which is a wise and conscientious approach, especially here in the desert. Ultraviolet light, micron filters and carbon filters prevent potential contaminants from surviving while the water is in storage and on its way to its bottle. Their “magic” involves magnets and spinning, creating a similar phenomenon to water running down a rocky mountain stream. NaturalTucson.com August 2013 33
Kid-Smart Supplements The Right Choices Help Children Thrive by Pamela Bond
s youngsters head back to the classroom, parents can get their children off to a smart start by giving them key supplements. Here are some experts’ top picks.
Build Brains Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Because the brain’s nerve cell membranes are made of fat, ingesting a healthy fat— DHA—helps them stay lithe and limber enough to successfully fire off neurotransmitters, sharpening kids’ mental abilities. “Attention, focus, processing efficiency, memory—they’re all dependent on cells working effectively, and DHA will help,” says Randall Neustaedter, a doctor of Oriental medicine and author of The Holistic Baby Guide. A contemporary study published in Clinical Pediatrics found that 4-year-olds that ingested 400 mg a day of DHA for four months showed improvement in listening comprehension and vocabulary acquisition skills. Because finding an effective dose of pure DHA (at least 300 mg a day) can be difficult, Dr. Robert Rountree, co-author of Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child, recommends administering liquid fish oil in a daily child’s dose of 800 to 1,500 mg at a ratio of 60 percent eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) to 40 percent DHA. “Anti-inflammatory EPA can help allergies and inflammation from colds and other viruses kids get,” explains
Neustaedter. Algae can be a vegetarian substitute for fish oil, Neustaedter continues, but it contains only DHA, not EPA. Another vegetarian option, echium oil, internally converts to EPA at a one-to-one level, but not to DHA. Flaxseed oil is mostly alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which converts to DHA and EPA at a rate of only 3 to 7 percent. Phosphatydylserine (PS). This form of fat facilitates communication among brain cells. “It’s a natural substance your brain makes,” notes Neustaedter. Already highly regarded for its ability to enhance memory performance in older adults, it may also improve attention, concentration, learning, behavior and school performance in youngsters. PS is found in small amounts in foods like eggs and soy. Therefore, Neustaedter recommends dietary supplementation of 100 mg a day for children that could use a brain booster. The best PS supplements are made from soy.
Improve Immunity Vitamin D. “It’s my top immune supplement choice for most children,” says Rountree. The vitamin is crucial for triggering the body’s natural immune system to react to and fight off infections. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that daily 1,200 international unit (IU) supplements of vitamin D3 reduced cases of seasonal flu in schoolchildren by more than 40 percent. Neustaedter recommends that school-aged children supplement with 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 a day. Unlike D2, D3 is natural and nontoxic, he says. Probiotics. These “friendly” bacteria help reestablish beneficial intestinal flora to both assist digestion and immunity. “Eighty percent of the immune system is produced in the small intestine,”
says Neustaedter. “Having a healthy small intestine will lead to a healthy immune system. Probiotics will go a long way to accomplishing that.” Rountree recommends children receive a mixture of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria—at least 15 billion colonyforming units a day. A study by an international team published in Pediatrics showed that probiotic supplements may reduce the incidence of fevers, coughs, runny noses and other infections in young children. Elderberry. “If kids get frequent colds, elderberry can be helpful,” notes Neustaedter, who suggests that children take such extracts according to label instructions for acute sickness during the cold and flu season. He considers it a worthy antiviral and immune system stimulant. Elderberry’s immune-boosting potential may be due to its ability to enhance antioxidant activity. Several studies, including one issued by the National Institutes of Health, have shown that black elderberry extract may shorten the duration of a bout of flu.
Soothe Stress Magnesium. “If kids have a hard time turning their minds off and going to sleep, calcium and magnesium will help,” Neustaedter advises. As a calming mineral, magnesium trumps calcium; because kids tend to need more calcium for their bones, the two nutrients are usually given together, adds Rountree. He recommends that children take 100 to 300 mg of magnesium daily, depending on their age and weight. Lemon balm (melissa officinalis). To soothe anxiety, Rountree points to lemon balm as safe and gentle, yet effective. St. Mary’s Hospital, in Madison, Wisconsin, reports that researchers have found that lemon balm, in combination with other herbs like valerian, may ease restlessness, anxiety and sleep disorders. Kids can drink one to two cups of freshly brewed tea daily. For a tasty and convenient option, substitute glycerites; tinctures that use glycerin to extract the active constituents from herbs. Pamela Bond is the managing editor of Natural Foods Merchandiser and former editor-in-chief of Delicious Living magazine.
Good Food on a Tight Budget Tips to Get Top Value from Each Dollar by Kathleen Barnes
or many, the recent economic downturn has affected the way we shop for food. Even families that cook dinner at home most nights are struggling to afford the ingredients to make healthy meals, says Laura Seman, a senior manager for Cooking Matters, a national program that educates families in need about reaping the most from local food resources. “Putting good food on the family table on a five-or-six-dollar-a-day per person budget is tough, but it’s possible,” advises Nutritionist Dawn Undurraga, a registered dietitian and co-author of the Environmental Working Group’s online publication, Good Food on a Tight Budget. “Even eating for one is doable for under $200 a month.” Researchers examined 1,200 foods to help people get beyond the common perception that eating healthy is expensive. “We looked at food prices, nutrients, pesticides, environmental pollutants and artificial ingredients,” says Undurraga. “Then we chose the top 100 or so, based on balancing all of those factors.”
high nutritional value as a cruciferous vegetable. For less than 10 cents a serving, it poses far fewer calories than potatoes and is a worthy addition to salads, soups and stir-fries. 4 The next highest marks for price and nutrition spotlight carrots, bananas, pears, watermelon and frozen broccoli, each at less than 30 cents a serving. 4 Bananas and pears usually cost less than apples, plus they customarily endure fewer pesticide applications. 4 The best animal protein award goes to roasted turkey; hot dogs ranked last. 4 The next-best animal protein identified is a whole chicken, roasted at the beginning of the week and used in various ways for future meals. 4 Fresh, whole carrots and sweet
Think Outside the Box
potatoes are among the best produce buys, but frozen corn and broccoli almost always cost less than their fresh equivalents and are just as nutritious. 4 A serving of oatmeal is half the cost of sugary processed cereals, plus it’s more filling and causes less fluctuation in blood sugar levels. 4 Canned salmon is almost always wild caught and is much cheaper than fresh, but be wary of BPA (bisphenolA) migration from the can. 4 Queso blanco, a mild, soft, white cheese common in Latino cooking, is both less expensive and less processed than many other cheeses.
Change Our Routine
Tracie McMillan, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, author of the bestselling book, The American Way of Eating, learned how to eat on a tight budget as an undercover journalist. “Time and energy are key ingredients when cooking from scratch,” notes McMillan. Without disposable funds for the fast-food route, cooking from scratch was mandatory. She learned how to soak beans overnight, cook a large pot of them and freeze helpings to reheat later. The cost was about 50 cents a meal, compared with $3 for two or three servings from a can. Eggs, brown rice and sweet potatoes became an important—and healthy—part of her weekly diet. McMillan also gained a lasting affection for roasted vegetables, both as part of meals and as snacks. “I just cut up a couple of sweet potatoes, add some broccoli or beans or whatever is cheap at the supermarket or farmers’ market, toss in a tablespoon of olive oil and I’m set for two or three days,” she says. Also, “I learned to use meat more as a seasoning than as a main course.” Find more tips and pages of recipes at ewg.org/goodfood.
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Go Plastic-Free Game On: Ways to Shrink Our Footprint by Randy Kambic
Looking around us, we see plastic everywhere.
esides the custom“The biggest “I made a game of it; ary food and product a fun, creative, step-by-step lesson since challenge,” she advises. packaging, plus store bags, consider all the nooks I started is the “You can’t go through the and crannies of our lives house and think you can joy of less—of get rid of all plastic immethat plastic now permeates: eating utensils; baby and pet buying less stuff diately. As items get used toys; computer keyboards up, you’ll find alternatives.” and making do Once we are in the habit of and accessories; pens; eyeglasses; athletic footwear; staying alert to the plastic with what I backpacks; lighters; beauty scourge, we’ll naturally spot already have.” opportunities for healthy care and pill containers; household cleaning bottles; change-ups. ~ Beth Terry ice cube trays; shaving razors; tool handles; hairbrushes and toothbrushes—even some Science Sounds the Alarm facial scrubs, shampoos and chewing In 2011, Harvard School of Public gum. Health researchers made news by Beth Terry, author of Plastic Free: discovering that consuming one serving How I Kicked the Habit and How You of canned food daily for five days led Can Too, points out compelling reasons to significantly elevated urinary levels to take personal action. In 2007, this of bisphenol-A (BPA). This plastic and Oakland, California, resident saw a epoxy resin ingredient is found in the photo of the decomposed carcass of a liners of many food and drink cans and Laysan albatross riddled with plastic bits sometimes in plastic bottles. It’s known in an article on water pollution. to be a serious endocrine disrupter. “For several seconds, I could Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, not breathe,” she writes. This seminal altered functions of reproductive organs moment led her to further research, and other ailments have been linked to by which she realized, “This plague of high BPA levels in several studies, inplastic chemicals is harming everyone, cluding one cited in Endocrine Reviews and especially the most vulnerable journal. The Manchester Guardian also members of our planet—children and recently reported that the French Agency animals—and that is both unacceptable for Food, Environmental and Occupaand unfair.” She’s been working on going tional Health Safety has stated that an plastic-free ever since. unborn baby’s exposure to BPA through
the mother could be linked to many health problems, including breast cancer later in life. When plastics are subjected to stress—like heat, light or age—undisclosed additives used in their production for strength, flexibility and color can leach out and even contaminate lab results, as the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry found. Such chemicals can migrate into our digestive systems and through our skin; they can also off-gas into the air, according to a recent study by Weber State University’s Energy & Sustainability Office, in Ogden, Utah. Plus, unrecycled plastic materials can enter waterways and kill marine life through ingestion or entanglement (ocean garbage patches are major examples). Reducing our own plastic footprint can both safeguard family health and prove that we are serious about pressuring industry to produce less of it. The key, according to Terry, is not to be intimidated or overwhelmed by plastic overload, but persist in taking baby steps (see MyPlasticFreeLife.com).
Milo Cress, of Burlington, Vermont, launched the national Be Straw Free campaign at age 10, when he realized that restaurants routinely give customers a plastic straw whether they want it or not. ment range from personal care and household cleaning products to bags, bottles, grocery shopping, takeout food, portable leftovers and lunches, plus durable goods. Activists will move on to also participate in area cleanups, donate to green organizations and write their legislators. Randy Kambic, a freelance editor and writer in Estero, Florida, regularly contributes to Natural Awakenings.
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. ~Rudyard Kipling
How to Begin
As a starting point, Terry notes that plastic enables the long-distance food distribution system. Reducing food miles associated with our meals helps cut down on the use of plastic. In the kitchen, use airtight stainless steel containers or glass jars or simply refrigerate a bowl of food with a saucer on top to hold leftovers for the next day. Compost food waste. Reuse empty plastic food bags and line garbage cans with old newspapers instead of plastic bags. Terry cautions, “People assume everything that carries the triangular symbol is accepted at all recycling facilities. This is not the case. What isn’t accepted is landfilled or even incinerated.” Also, according to the city of Oakland’s Waste Management Department, she learned that “Much of what we put out for recycling goes to China, and their processing standards are not as strong as ours.” In Plastic Free, the author provides scores of tips for borrowing, renting and sharing products; buying used plastic equipment if it’s a necessity; and avoiding disposable packaging and paper products. Areas for improve-
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Nature’s Antibiotics Recover Health with Less Risk by Kathleen Barnes
We live in a world of microbes: bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens that can make us sick. Most of the time, our immune systems are able to fight off microbial attacks, yet we’ve all experienced unsettling infections.
When Use Becomes Overuse
In recent years, conventional medicine has increasingly used antibiotics as a universal remedy against all kinds of microbial attacks—even though they are ineffective against anything except bacterial infections. It’s best to use them selectively and cautiously when nothing else will do the job, because by definition, they are “opposed to life.” The worst-case scenario is what we have now: overuse creating “superbugs,” able to multiply out of control, sometimes with fatal consequences, even when treated with antibiotics that used to work. “Antibiotics are helpful and effec-
tive when used properly when there is a bacterial infection such as strep throat, urinary tract infection, bacterial pneumonia or a wound that has become infected,” explains Doctor of Naturopathy Trevor Holly Cates, of Waldorf Astoria Spa, in Park City, Utah. “But antibiotics are so overused and overprescribed that bacteria are changing in ways to resist them. This has become a significant public health problem.” National and global public health officials have expressed increasing concerns about dangers posed by such bacteria, including methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci
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(VRE), which are often transmitted between patients in hospital settings, and a multi-antibiotic-resistant form of tuberculosis. The problem is compounded by the use of antibiotics to enhance growth and production in livestock. A variety of superbugs have been found in meat, poultry and milk products, according to the nonprofits Center for Science in the Public Interest and Environmental Working Group. Chris Kilham, a worldwide medicine hunter who teaches ethnobotany at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, explains the transmission. “When you eat conventionally raised meat, you’re not getting antibiotics, but you are getting bits of self-replicating genetic material that transfer antibiotic resistance to your body, which can prove fatal.”
Fortunately, there are many natural substances that have proven to be effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and other infectious microbial pathogens—all without dangerous side effects. Here’s a short list: Propolis, sometimes called “bee glue”, produced by bees to seal their hives and protect them from infections, is “the single most powerful antimicrobial we have in the plant kingdom,” advises Kilham. That claim is backed by numerous studies from institutions such as Britain’s National Heart and Long Institute, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Harokopio University, in Greece. In 2005, a study by Turkey’s Hacettepe University showed that propolis killed both MRSA and VRE bacteria. Other studies by Italy’s University of Milan have shown propolis’ effectiveness in combating upper respiratory infections and Candida albicans fungal infections. Propolis is also available in pill form. Pelargonium sidoides is a favored option for Cates to abbreviate both the duration and severity of cold and flu, including any lingering cough or sore throat. This South African medicinal is also known as African geranium. Usually used in
tincture form, it’s also useful against a large range of microbial infections. One study from the Russian Institute of Pulmonology reported that nearly 70 percent of participating adults with bronchitis received relief within four days—more than double those that became well taking a placebo. Olive leaf extract was first mentioned in the Bible and recent research confirms its effectiveness against a wide variety of microbial infections. A U.S. Department of Agriculture study published in the Journal of Food Science confirms that olive leaf extract is effective in fighting food-borne pathogens like salmonella and E. coli, labeling it a broad-spectrum antimicrobial. New York University School of Medicine research published in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications showed that olive leaf extract reversed many HIV-related changes in the immune system. Retired medical journalist Dr. Morton Walker, author of Nature’s Antibiotic: Olive Leaf Extract, wrote
that olive leaf extract “inhibits the growth of every virus, bacterium, fungus, yeast and protozoan it was tested against… and is effective against a minimum of 56 disease-causing organisms.” In a worst-case scenario, “If antibiotics are the only alternative to treat a lab-confirmed bacterial infection, it’s vital to replace the beneficial intestinal bacteria inevitably wiped out by the
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HAPPY PARENTS HAPPY KIDS
Renée Peterson Trudeau Explores Soulful Parenting by Meredith Montgomery
he oldest of seven Montessori-inspired children and mother of one, Renée Peterson Trudeau serves as a life balance coach, speaker and president of Career Strategists, a coaching and consulting firm. Thousands of women in 10 countries participate in Personal Renewal Groups based on her first book, The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal. Now, in a new book, Nurturing the Soul of Your Family, Trudeau helps empower families to handle the challenges of everyday life with harmony and ease.
How can individuals achieve more peace? We realize peace by nurturing our hearts and souls with self-care, by slowing down and being gentle with ourselves. It requires us to attune and respond to our own needs and desires in the present moment. Am I responding with compassion when I make mistakes? Am I saying no when I need to say no? Did I ask for and receive help when I needed it? This is self-care in day-to-day life. When we feel nurtured in ways aligned with our deeper needs, we’re able to more fully express our potential and relax into being who we truly are.
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How does such caring show up in family dynamics? When I’m feeling grumpy or irritable, I know that my inner cup is empty and I’m out of sync with my needs. When we practice self-care, we are more present with our partner and children. We
feel more generous, loving and playful, and it’s easier to weather crises and uncertainties. I believe that modeling self-love is one of the best ways to influence children’s self-esteem.
Why is it important for families to define what they value most? It’s empowering for a family to anchor together around one key core value. Once you identify it, you all can make more conscious decisions. The value that my own family has chosen is compassion for one’s self and others. Creativity, spirituality, service or learning are others. As kids grow into adolescence, it becomes more challenging to maintain balance; there are so many demands on a family’s time and attention. Mentally, we’re often overwhelmed by an expanding scope of activities and decisions. At any age, a lot of us are just reacting to whatever comes at us. But when we identify the values most important to us, it’s easier to know when to say yes and no to things, so that our actions become aligned with our priorities.
What is behind the rising appeal of living more simply? Simplicity is alluring at a most basic level of our being; we crave it. We want to invest less energy in making decisions and have more space for life to organically unfold. We want to hit the pause button because we are overscheduled, overworked and overloaded with too much information. It can feel so good
“Mom, tell them to surprise their kids—listen to them, have fun with them and just spend time with them.” ~ Jonah Trudeau, age 9 to be productive, and American culture rewards output. But we need to be mindful of balancing the harder task of ‘being’ with the seduction of doing, for we are at our most powerful when both of these energies are equal.
Five Reconnection Points n Be mindful of how and when the family uses technology. Put people first. n Tap the healing power of nature together. Take hikes, picnics and explore a local greenbelt. n Love the ones you’re with. Schedule regular time together to make sure it happens.
Where do we start? If we are not currently living in alignment with what matters most to us, we can stop what we’re doing and coursecorrect. We have to define what simplicity looks like for us and can start by just slowing down. Do less to experience more. Unplug from technology. Try spending unscheduled, media-free time together. My family feels most nourished after weekends that we hardly did anything and just enjoyed connecting through simple pleasures.
What role does spirituality play in fostering a healthy family life? I hear a lot of parents say that they used to think that spirituality was separate from parenting. Then they woke up to the idea that being a parent is a spiritual practice, maybe the most profound one they will ever have. Connecting to the sacred in everyday life yields nurturing gifts we can enjoy with our children, not separate from them.
What is the most valuable advice that you offer to parents? Pause to breathe in compassion and realize that our outer state is a reflection of our inner state. It helps us release whatever we’re dealing with and reconnect with ourselves and loved ones. For more information, visit ReneeTrudeau.com. Meredith Montgomery is a regular contributor to Natural Awakenings.
n Define your family’s values and honor them. n Slow down. Do less to experience more. Fewer choices and a lighter schedule can make for a happier family. Source: Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life, by Renée Peterson Trudeau.
Small Daily Practices Make a Huge Difference
by Renée Peterson Trudeau
regular spiritual practice grounds us and helps us navigate the challenges of just being human. It helps us stay awake, begin to let go, trust the rhythm and flow of life and relax into the beauty of our true nature. Create Ritual – Meaningful rituals can be carefully planned events or casual, but regular remembrances, such as voicing gratitude before a family meal or greeting one another with a hug. Marking transitions and milestones in the lives of family members likewise connects everyone to the sacredness of daily living. We remember that life is more than to-do lists. Cultivate Stillness – Quiet private contemplation through stillness, prayer, meditation or reflection is a daily way to connect with our inner wisdom and/or embrace a higher power, and can make the whole day better. Practice Service to Others – The more we reach out and are present to one another, the stronger we become and the easier it is to understand our interconnection—that we’re all one. Live in the Present – Many great spiritual teachers believe the answer NaturalTucson.com
to everything is to just “be here now,” and that our suffering and emotional distress would end if we simply stopped resisting the present. When we temporarily suspend our desire to change things, we can embrace that where we are is exactly where we’re supposed to be. Choose Happiness – Can we only be happy if things are going our way? Experts suggest that we’re born with the innate capacity to experience inner well-being and joy; it’s our birthright to feel good. We must remember to choose happiness in each present moment.
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500 + SQ FT of carpeted beautiful teaching space includes ample parking, chairs and conference tables at WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. $25 per hour. Various times and days available. Zach, 520-209-1755.
PART-TIME COLON HYDROTHERAPIST wanted. Certification, communication & marketing skills, nutrition & detox knowledge and managerial skills required. Sheila Shea, Intestinal Health Institute. 520-325-9686 or Intestines@SheilaShea.com. TRY THE VIBRACUSSOR Medical Massage Treatment Tool for deep relief of joint and muscle tissue pain and restrictions. Randy L.M.T. 520-312-9563.
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What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet – 6:30-8pm. Learn how to replace some of your current medicines from your medicine cabinet with healthy, safe, no bad side effects alternatives. Free. Laura Newman’s Home, 11656 N Teskow Dr, Oro Valley. 520-481-2689. Ln888@comcast.net. MyDoterra.com/newman.
Restorative Yoga – 8-9:30am. Nurturing, systematic form of yoga that helps you relax and release deep tension with no effort. Must register 520-907-4534. Space limited. Free. Ananda Center of Tucson, 1002 E Prince Rd. Elizabethlmason@yahoo.com. AnandaArizona.org.
Modern Buddhism – 7-8:30pm. Buddha’s teachings show us how to use life’s daily challenges to strengthen and enhance our spiritual life. $10. Kadampa Meditation Center, 1701 E Miles St. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org.
SensAbility: Joy of Being Present – 9am-5pm. Aug 3-4. Sensory Awareness: a mindfulness practice of giving attention to each moment, to rediscover your natural essence, bringing integrity to life. With Patricia Baxter, M.A. 14 CEUs for LMTs. Registration by July 4. $150. Tucson Inn & Suites, Granada & St Mary’s. 928-792-6618. LuisAndPat@yahoo.com. HealingArtsbarradenavidad.com.
Sacred Song and Dance – 7-9pm. An evening of kirtan, spiritual dance performance and story sharing. $10. Ananda Center of Tucson, 1002 E Prince Rd. 520-825-0052. AnandaArizona.org.
save the date BUILDING THE FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH PROGRAM Aug 2, 6-7pm or Aug 11, 1-2pm: Overview Event Series begins Sept 8 10am-6pm, continues Sept 15, 22, 29 1-3pm 4-week program promises to provide life changing information that helps you achieve optimal health. Examine physical, mental, emotional and spiritual ideals of health vs. illness. Learn life changing tools. Learn to have fun food shopping, how to read labels, what it is you’re really eating. Find fun forms of movement to help tone, lose weight, feel great. In addition, each participant receives an individual one hour session focused on their environment and personal goals. $249. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave, 520-318-1478. ArleneHSiegel@gmail.com. 3861WellnessFirst.com.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare – 6:30-8pm. Escape Fire, the movie, tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: What to do about our broken medical system. Features Dr. Andrew Weil and others. $5 suggested donation. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-399-8285. IonsTucson@IonsTucson.org. IONStucson.org. Mantra Meditation – 7-8pm. Using mantra and the silence that follows we will move into stillness for greater insight. Learn the sacred sounds that bring your mind into a place of greater clarity, insight and peace. By donation.The Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. Yoga@YogaConnection.org. YogaConnection.org.
Guided Meditation – 9:30-11am. Chanting, short talk, measured breathing, helping you tap into your deepest essence, calmness and happiness. Free. Ananda Center of Tucson, 1002 E Prince Rd. 520-907-4534. Elizabethlmason@yahoo.com. AnandaArizona.org. Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Informational Meeting – 12:30-1:30pm. An overview of our 300-hour Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program. Meet instructors and get answers to questions. Free; pre-registration required. The Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. Yoga@YogaConnection.org. YogaConnection.org. How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality Workshop – 1-3pm. Rejuvenate the body and mind. Increase your magnetism. Overcome mental stagnation. Heal and prevent disease. Easy to follow techniques. Registration necessary. $15. Ananda Center of Tucson, 1002 E Prince Rd. 520-907-4534. ElizabethLMason@yahoo.com. AnandaArizona.org.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 Meditation Class with Sarah McLean – 10am12:30pm. Also 8/20. Is it time you learned how to meditate? Whether you’re a beginner who’s never meditated before, or are a lapsed meditator who wants to jumpstart your practice, the Simple, Easy, Every Day Meditation™ Method is for you. $165. McLean Meditation Center and Gift Shop, 411 SR 179, Sedona. Sedonameditation@gmail.com. McLeanMeditation.com.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 Mind Mapping Class with Reverend Donald Graves – 6:30-8pm. Also Aug. 14 & 21. Learn a powerful visual thinking tool and note-taking technique to think more effectively and efficiently. Love offering. Center for Spiritual Living Office, 3895 N Alvernon Way. 520-319-1042. Csltmarcom@gmail.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman – 9:30am-5pm. August 10-11. Experience core shamanism, shamanic journeys, shamanic states of consciousness, and more. Instructor: Melissa Dawahare, ND, Foundation for Shamanic Studies Faculty. $250. The Best Western Inn of Tempe, 670 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe. 480-993-8249. Shamanism@DrMelissa.com. DrMelissa.com/fssbasic.html. Reiki Level II – 12-5pm. The symbol provided in Level II allows you to heal at a distance and to access information across all time and space. And the additional attunement increases your capacity for energy exponentially from that of Level I. $100. New Moon Haven Metaphysical Store, 16256 N Oracle Rd, Catalina. 520-245-4214. JudyFerrig@comcast.net. OpenPathways-EnergyandCommunication.com. The Radiant Body – 1-3pm. To live in the radiant body is to experience true grace and presence in your life. Bring a journal and water. Mindful Yoga 1101 N Wilmot #123. 520-300-4378. MindfulYogaTucson.com.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 Metaphysics Class – 10:30am-12:30pm. Fiveweek exploration and introduction to the spiritual principles which underlie our lives. Bring your open mind and open heart. Free-will offering. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace, 1551 S Eastside Loop #121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityPeaceAZ.com. UnityPeaceAZ.com.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 Angel Gong Concert – 7-8:30pm. Bathe in angel gong waves while floating in a warm healing saltwater indoor pool. Experience deep relaxation and connection to Spirit. $15. Santa Rita Springs, 1195 E Edison. 520-622-4201. Drichmond3@cox.net. SantaRitaSprings.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 Open House with Dr. Carol Henricks -- 10am4pm. Explore the healing potential of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. NorthStar Hyperbaric, 7598 N La Cholla Blvd. Wellness Health Fair – 12-3pm. Free tote with goodies for the first 50 people. Free food and drinks. Several healthy vendors. Free prizes every 10 minutes. Grand prize worth over $100. Free. Jade Star Acupuncture, 4500 E Speedway Blvd, Ste 80. 520-881-0827. JadeStarAcupuncture.com. A Buddhist Perspective on Death and Dying – 4-5:30pm. Look at what comes after this life, how to face death with courage, and how we can attain real peace. Stay afterwards for refreshments and discussion. Everyone is welcome. $10. Unitarian Universalist Church of Southeastern AZ, 125 S 2nd St, Sierra Vista. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 The Exterminating Angel/Essential Cinema – 11am-2pm. Also, Aug. 20: 7pm. Luis Buñuel’s final Mexican feature, signaling the dawn of his nouveau “French Period,” is a brilliantly savage, hilariously droll and hypnotically surreal assault on bourgeois mores. Suggested donation $5. The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd. 520-795-0844.
Stress Workshop – 11:30am-1pm. Gentle techniques will include: Yoga poses to rejuvenate and revitalize the body, breathing practices and deep relaxation to calm and restore the mind, meditation and visualization to calm and center the spirit. Offered by donation. The Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. Yoga@YogaConnection.org. YogaConnection.org. Aqua Yoga – 12pm. Yoga poses in the comfort and support of heated water open up possibilities for improved balance, comfort and relaxation. $15. Pre-register: HealingPathYoga.net or 520 370-3499 . Santa Rita Springs, 1195 E Edison. Film: You Can Heal Your Life – 1:30-4pm. Hosted by Louise Hay with Doreen Virtue, Gregg Braden, Wayne W. Dyer, Esther Hicks, Dr. Christine Northrup, etc.who share their own healing stories. $5. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-303-6042. Molly.Nelson@q.com.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 Meditaion Class with Sarah McLean – 10am12:30pm. See Aug 4 description. $165. McLean Meditation Center and Gift Shop, 411 SR 179, Sedona. Sedonameditation@gmail.com. McLeanMeditation.com.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 Bio-Touch Presentation – 6-7pm. Learn about Bio-Touch, a complementary bio-energetic healing technique with Paul Bucky, co-founder. Includes a question & answer segment. Free. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. 520-323-7951. Kukaber33@yahoo.com. JustTouch.com.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 Nonviolent (Compassionate) Communication Training – Aug 22-23. 9:30am-4:30pm. 2 day training for mediators, managers, teacher and anyone else who would like to learn and practice skills to handle conflict with more ease and understanding. $125. 520-323-1708 X 121. Ctornbom@OurFamilyServices.org. OurFamilyServices.org.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 Beginning Qigong – 9am-5pm. Learn basic qigong theory and a practice set to use at home. Regular practice cultivates balance, strength, well-being and benefits all the organ systems. 8 NCBTMB CEU’s. RiversWayPsychotherapy.com. Bach International Education Program – Aug 24-25. 9:15am-5pm. Level 1 Introductory Course. Harmonize Emotions with Flower Remedies. Flagstaff. $325 before 8/10. Instructor: Carol Bennington PhD, BFRP. Pre-registration required. 928-864 6046. AwakeningHearts.com/Bachclasses.htm. iRest Yoga Nidra Summer Excursion – 1-3p.m. Led By Lily Cann, Certified iRest Teacher. $25/$30 after 8/16. Mindful Yoga, 1101 N. Wilmot #123. MindfulYogaTucson.com. Reiki Master Training – 12-5pm. With the master attunement we open to the limitless potential of Reiki. This symbol raises spirituality and consciousness. You need not intent to train to benefit immensely from this level. $125. Highlands at Dove Mountain, 4949W Heritage Club Blvd, Marana. 520-245-4214. JudyFerrig@comcast.net. OpenPathways-EnergyandCommunication.com.
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Introduction to 5 Element Theory – 9am-5pm. Explore wood, fire, earth, metal, water and learn how this nature-based system relates to you. Discover your elemental type and how to maintain life balance and well being. 8 NCBTMB CEU’s. Riverswaypsychotherapy.com.
Bio-Touch Practitioner Training – Sept 28-29. 10am-4pm. Fun, interactive, hands-on training of bio-energetic technique, teaches how to help family and friends relieve pain, stress, support good health. $48. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. 520-323-7951. Kukaber33@yahoo.com. JustTouch.com.
MONDAY, AUGUST 26 Mantra Meditation – 7-8pm. See Aug. 2 description. By donation. The Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. Yoga@YogaConnection.org. YogaConnection.org.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 Life Line Screening – 8:30am-5pm. Life Line Screening, offers medical screenings for stroke/ carotid artery, atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, heart disease, and bone density testing. $149. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 800-897-9177. LifelineScreening.com/community-partners.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 Psychic Fair – 2-5pm. Variety of readings offered: Spiritual One on One, Egyptian Sand, Abstract Art, Psychometry, Sea shells, Sparkle, Tarot Cards and Tea Readings. $20 donation/15 minute reading. Church of Mankind, 1231 S Van Buren Ave. 520-461-2910. ChurchofMankind@msn.com.
planahead FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 IONS Tucson Presents – 6:30-8pm. Raphael Sagarin, PhD discusses his new book, Learning from the Octopus: How secrets from Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorist Attacks, Natural Disasters, and Disease. $5 suggested donation. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-399-8285. IONStucson@IONStucson.org. IONSTucson.org.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 Yin Yoga Intensive – Sept 13-15. For teachers and experienced students. Led by Michelle Marks. MindfulYoa, 1101 N. Wilmot #123. MindfulYogaTucson.com.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 A Harvest Of Arts and Crafts – 9am-2:30pm. Unique, hand crafted works by more than 25 local artisans. Fundraising raffle of items donated by artists will be held . Bring in this ad for a free raffle ticket. Free. Windmill Suites @ St. Philips Plaza, 4250 N Cambell. 520-797-1751. TucsonArtsAndCrafts.org.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Accessing Your Akashic Records – 1-3pm. Learn what is best for you from the records of your soul. Akashic records are the energetic imprint of your soul’s journey, past, present and future. $30 in advance/$35 day of the event. Spirits Child Metaphysical Bookstore, SE Corner of River/Thornydale and Orange Grove. 520-245-4214. JudyFerrig@comcast.net. OpenPathways-EnergyAndCommunicationcom.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 Introduction to Aquaponics System Design – 9am12pm. Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture & hydroponics. Workshop will emphasize how to design and build an aquaponic system. that will work for you. $20. Manzo Elementary School, 855 N Melrose. 520.450.1607. Zcitlalcoatl@gmail.com. SonoranPermaculture.org. Earth Harmony Festival – 11am-8pm. EcoVillage tours, live music, food, art, children’s village, pony rides, and nationally-known speakers. Learn about green building, water harvesting, composting, recycling, alternative clean energy, organic gardening, Permaculture and other sustainable practices. Free (donations appreciated). Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, 2074 Pendleton Dr, Tumacacori. 520-398-2542. Info@EarthHarmonyFestival.org. EarthHarmonyFestival.org.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 Raising Chickens in Your Backyard: A Hands-on Primer – 9am-4pm. For anyone interested in raising chickens for the production of compost, eggs, and/ or meat. $49. Milpa Tecolotlan. 520-450-1607. Zcitlalcoatl@gmail.com. SonoranPermaculture.org.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Frequencies of Healing with Jonathan & Andi Goldman – Nov 2: 9am-5pm & Nov 3: 1-4pm. Explore the scientific and spiritual basis of using sound for healing and transformation and find out how your own self-created sounds can enhance your health and wellness. Reserve early. $199. Tucson Osteopathic Conference Center, 3182 N Swan Rd. 520-358-0575. ChantingRiver@gmail.com. HealingSounds.com.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Spirit of Giving Arts and Crafts Show – 9am3pm. Beautiful, handmade items presented by our local fine artists. Ideal gift selections for your early holiday shopping. Bring a can or bag of pet food to donate and receive a free raffle ticket. Free. The Doubletree by Hilton, 445 S Alvernon. 520-797-1751. TucsonArtsAndCrafts.org.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Divine Administration Seminar – Nov 8-10. Ascension Science, Protected Areas, Destiny Reservists, Epochal Revelation. Early reg. by Oct. 8: $500; Late reg.: $700 (incl. housing & meals). 520-603-9932. Info@gccalliance.org.
JANUARY 9-12 Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar – Building an ecovillage. Organic gardening. Learn from one of largest EcoVillages in US. Early reg. by Dec. 9: $500; Late reg.:$700 (incl. housing & meals). 520-603-9932. Info@gccalliance.org.
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daily 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. T Rex Museum Expedition Center – 8am-12pm. Experience finding real fossils. $5 4125 N Sassy Dr. 520-289-4149. EcoVillage@Mindspring.com. TrexMuseum.org.
sunday 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. 577-3300. UnityTus.com. Tucson Tortolita Eco Village Work/Playday – 9am-2pm. Tucson’s only eco-village with workshops and potluck all summer. Permaculture, water harvesting, food forests, aquaponics, indigenous healing ceremonies, Yurt gazebos, much more. Free. Tucson Tortolita Eco-Village, 4125 N Sassy Dr. 520-289-4149. EcoVillage@MindSpring.com. ttev.org. Agape Gatherings – 10am:8 Key Elements to High Vibrational Living; 10:30am:Agape Message.699 W Magee Rd, Casas Lindas Apartment Clubhouse. Contact Rachel Allen: 520-270-0409. Ai Chi – 10am. With Julia Barwell. Enjoy warm water in a flowing, powerful progression of movements to increase oxygen and caloric consumption. $15. Santa Rita Springs. 520-360-1798 Aquatic.Relaxation@yahoo.com. 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. Advice for Life and Prayers for World Peace – 10-11:30am. Learn how to put Buddha’s teaching to use in our normal busy lives. Each week you receive teachings on a different practical topic along with prayers and meditation. Concurrent children’s class. By donation. Kadampa Meditation Center, 1701 E Miles Street, Tucson, AZ. 520-441-1617. Info@MeditationInTucson.org. MeditationInTucson.org/meditation-classes/ weekly-classes/kmc-sundays/.
sent Healing and Spirit Messages. Rev. Jim McCaw. All parts of the service are free. 2850 E Grant Rd . ChapelOfAwarenessTucson@wordpress.com
Inspirational Services – 10am-2pm. Word of inspiration, healing, meditation, psychic messages. United Fellowship Chapel, 4718 E Hawthorne St. 520-327-0142.
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, Tucson. 520-751-7751.
Science of Spirituality – 10am-2pm. New hours. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N 1st Ave. 520-209-1755. Unity Spiritual Center of Peace – 10:30-11:30am. Inclusive and welcoming, we honor Jesus as Master Teacher of love, compassion, and Oneness. Child care available. Last Sunday potluck. 1551 S Eastside Loop, Ste 121. 520-546-3696. Info@UnityPeaceAZ.com. UnityPeaceAZ.com. Community Interfaith Church – 10:45am, Visioning Meditation; 11am, Sunday Celebration. Teaching New Thought Spirituality for a new way of living. 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. Elizabeth: 520-299-9309. AnandaArizona.org. All Natural Spa Facial – 12pm. Free promotion party. Learn how to deep cleanse, look younger through exfoliation and rehydrate with the newest safe natural beauty chemicals. Free. Campus Area, 2660 W Calle Cuero De Vaca. 520-743-1249. Trudy_Erickson@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. Desert Ashram -– 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.
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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. ACT- Accountable Creative Time – 1-2pm. Use the positive energy of a supportive creative community for inspiration and momentum . Tele-conference call with Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach, Pamela Dakota Gold. Free. 520-906-7542. Inspire@ArtsForTheHeart.com. CreateNewLightcom. 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. 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. Transforming Rough Times – 7-8:30pm. Everyone experiences difficulties, but Buddha’s teachings show us how to use life’s daily challenges to strengthen and enhance our spiritual life. First class free, $10 per class, or 5-class card for $40. Animus Center, 5575 E River Rd Ste 121. 520-441-1617. MeditationInTucson.org.
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. 3861WellnessFirst.com. Elder Circle, The Wisdom Journey – 10:30am. 4th Tues. A space, respectful place for harvesting your life. Register at OASIS. Free will donation. OASIS, 2099 E River (e of Campbell, 520-323-1708. Ctornbom@OurFamilyServices.org.
Lunchtime Qigong Class – 12-1pm. Begins Aug 13 for 8 week class. Learn Qigong to improve balance, strength, stamina and flexibility. RiversWayPsychotherapy.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. Sunizona Family Farms – 4pm. Locally grown produce, delivered weekly per your order. Search WellnessFirst at their website, place your order. $22. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 520-8243160. Farmbox@SunizonaFamilyFarms.com. SunizonaFamilyFarms.com. 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. 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. 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. Meditation – 6-7pm. Energization and meditation with techniques taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. Free. 4651 N Tierra Alta Dr (Catalina Hwy/Houghton). 520-670-7760. Distance Healing Conference Calls – 6:307pm. 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. Ascended Masters’ Introductory Classes – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn practical keys to open your heart and connect with your Individualized I AM Presence; the source of all of the Abundance you will ever need. 6105 E Grant Rd. 520-795-4147 TempleOfThePresence.org. Transformative Tao – 6:30-8pm. Weekly sessions following the wisdom of I Ching. Casting hexagrams, discussion of experiences, lecture series on Transformative Tao. $5. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. RSVP: 520-331-1956, TaoTime@DaleBruder.com. DaleBruder.com/taotime. Transforming Rough Times – 6:30-8pm. Everyone experiences difficulties, but Buddha’s teachings show us how to use life’s daily challenges to strengthen and enhance our spiritual life. First class free, $10 per class, or 5-class card for $40. A Rich Experience Massage Studio & Spa 7435 N Oracle Rd Ste 101. 520-441-1617. MeditationInTucson.org.
wednesday 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. Acupuncture for Cancer Survivors (past and present) – 8am-5pm. Survivors, family and caregivers welcome. Relieve stress, anxiety, pain and side effects of cancer treatments or improve general well being. Professional, individualized treatments by Jill Darban, licensed acupuncturist. $35. Arizona Oncology Northwest, 2070 W Rudasil, Ste 100. 520-877-9038. Jdarban@attnet. DesertSandsCancerCare.com. Connected Warriors: Free Yoga for Vets – 9-10am. Yoga benefits the physical, mental and emotional levels of the body. An all-levels class reserved for military, active and retired, and their families. Beginners welcome. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. YogaConnection.org. 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. 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. As long as they’re women. $5/seniors 65+, $10/others. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. DeeAnn: 520-668-0039. 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. Finding the Root of Chronic Pain – 12-1pm.. Learn how a corrective exercise program addresses pain at the deep, structural foundation. Free. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 970274-4840. KarenJorgensen1108@gmail.com. 3861WellnessFirst.com. Lunchtime Mindfulness Training – 12-1pm. Begins Aug 14 for 8 weeks. Develop your own mindfulness practice to manage stress, anxiety, and depression; boost immunity, improve self esteem, self awareness and self acceptance. AnnieFarnsworth.com. Yoga by Donation – 3:30-4:30pm. Regular Hatha yoga class and is open to beginners. Drop-ins welcome, but class size is limited so pre-registration is highly recommended. Offered by donation. The Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. YogaConnection.org.
All Natural Spa Facial – 6pm. Free promotion party. Learn how to deep cleanse, look younger through exfoliation and rehydrate with the newest safe natural beauty chemicals. Free. Campus Area, 2660 W Calle Cuero De Vaca. 520-743-1249. Trudy_Erickson@hotmail.com. Tai Chi and Chi Kung – 6-7:30pm. Instruction in Wu Style Tai Chi Long Form and related Chi Kung; emphasis on whole-body movement. Nonviolent self-defense. Free. Rm 30-31, Saint Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E River Rd. 520-795-8612. Dsrtdrgn@gmail.com. Balancing Skin through Essential Oils – 6-8pm. 2nd Wed. Create your own custom skin care blend with pure essential oils. $15. Natural Way Wellness Spa & Yoga, 526 N 4th Ave. 520-882-8828. NaturalWayWellnessSpa.com.
thursday Tai Chi and Chi Kung – 11am-12:30pm. Gentle flowing movements that relax the body, calm the mind, improve health, enhance your energy and make you feel good. Free. Church of Christ, 2848 N Mountain Ave. 520-795-8612. Dsrtdrgn@gmail.com. Lunchtime Mindfulness Training – 12-1pm. Begins Aug 14 for 8 weeks. Develop your own mindfulness practice to manage stress, anxiety, and depression; boost immunity, improve self esteem, self awareness and self acceptance. AnnieFarnsworth.com. Yoga by Donation – 2:30-3:30pm. Regular Hatha yoga class and is open to beginners. Drop-ins welcome, but class size is limited so pre-registration is highly recommended. Offered by donation. The Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. YogaConnection.org. 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. 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 – 5:30-7:30pm. 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. 2nd 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. 520-8828828. Contact@NaturalWayWellnessSpa.com. NaturalWayWellnessSpa.com.
TIES (Tucson IANDS Experience Sharing) – 6:30pm. Guest Speaker Series, 2nd Thurs (OctMay); Small Group Sharing Meetings, 3rd Thurs year round. Share NDE’s and other spiritual transformations. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. Susan or Chuck: 520-395-2365. TucsonIANDS.org. I Ching Mandalas & Transformative Tao – 6:308pm. Explore how I Ching mandalas can shape and organize reality through a Transformative Tao Zen Shojo. $5. Bio-Touch Center, 5634 E Pima St. 520-331-1956. Taotime@DaleBruder.com. DaleBruder.com. Desert Ashram – 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. 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. Church of Mankind Services – 7:30pm. Also Sun, 2pm. Come to the healing chair and receive layingon 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.
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. Yum Yum Stretch – 9-10:15am. 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. 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. 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. Elder Circles – 10am. 2nd Fri. The Wisdom Journey, a safe, respectful place for harvesting your life. A project of Center for Community Dialogue. St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E River at Swan. Confirm meeting: 520-298-6542. DelJonesAZ@cox.net. OurFamilyServices.org.
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. Bonnie’s Herb Garden at Farmer’s Market – 10am-2pm. 2nd and 4th Fri. Find fresh dried medicinal herbs and plants we carry. Arizona University Medical Center Farmer’s Market. 520-329-5808. BonniesHerbGarden.com. 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. 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. Lunchtime Mindfulness Training – 12-1pm. Begins Aug 14 for 8 weeks. Develop your own mindfulness practice to manage stress, anxiety, and depression; boost immunity, improve self esteem, self awareness and self acceptance. AnnieFarnsworth.com. Connected Warriors: Free Yoga for Vets – 4-5pm. Yoga benefits the physical, mental and emotional levels of the body. An all-levels class reserved for military, active and retired, and their families. Beginners welcome. Yoga Connection, 3929 E Pima. 520-323-1222. YogaConnection.org. Reiki Circle – 7-9pm. 2nd Fri. Experience the peaceful healing energy of Reiki. Relax in a serene atmosphere to receive deep relaxation that revitalizes. Donation. Unity of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco. 520-303-6042. Molly.Nelson@q.com.
saturday Loft Cinema Farmers’ Market – 8-11am. 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. R’s Kitchen at the Loft – 8-11am. R’s Raw Kitchen/Delectables available weekly at the Loft Cinema’s Farmers Market. Free. Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd, 520-256-1663. Arlene@RawKitchen.co. RawKitchen.co. 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 14th Ave. 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. 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. Breathe Well - Feel Better – 11am-1pm. This fun and highly interactive class addresses the simple solution to so many health and stress-related problems – proper breathing. $15. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 520-825-2009. Steve.Ross@Wildblue.net. 3861WellnessFirst.com. R’s Raw Kitchen Beginning Series – 12:302:30pm. No class Aug 3. Learn basic raw food skills. Enjoy a hands-on learning experience in the kitchen. $135 for series; $45 per class. R’s Kitchen, location given with registration. 520-256-1663. Arlene@RawKitchen.co. RawKitchen.co. Finding the Root of Chronic Pain – 2-3pm. No Class Aug 3. Learn how a corrective exercise program addresses pain at the deep, structural foundation. Free. WellnessFirst!, 3861 N First Ave. 970-274-4840. KarenJorgensen1108@gmail.com. 3861WellnessFirst.com. Strengthening Your Mental Muscle – 3pm. Learn basic awareness and focusing exercises to strengthen your “mental muscle” while becoming calm and centered. Free. Wellness First Annex, 3861 N First Ave. 520-825-2009. Steve.Ross@Wildblue.net. RelaxAndBreathe.net. 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.
Phire Heart Community Farm Tour – 9-11am. Not-for-profit membership organization committed to growing the highest vibration and most nutritionally dense food possible. Free. SE of Sabino Canyon Rd and Cloud Rd. 520-477-7040. PhireHeart@cox. net. PhireHeart.org.
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ACUPUNCTURE THREE TREASURES ACUPUNCTURE AND HEALING ARTS Andrea Alagammai, L.Ac., M.S., M.A., R.N. Acupuncturist, Reiki Master, Energy Healer 520-298-7222 Andrea’s foundation in counseling, yoga and nursing blends into her Energy Medicine practice: Psyche-spirit-physical healing through energetic transformation. Sessions integrate Acupuncture, Reiki, Craniosacral, Lymph Drainage, EFT, Sound and Energetic therapies. Enhancing immunity, calming the mind, relieving pain, restoring health.
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 27.
BIO-TOUCH CENTER 5634 E Pima St, 85712 520-323-7951 Office@justtouch.com JustTouch.com
Practicing and teaching Bio-Touch to alleviate pain and stress, and support good health through all stages of life. Personal sessions are shared on a donation basis. See ad on page 31.
CAROL DANIEL, LMT
520-760-3358 TucsonMindfulMassage.com Experience the healing and intuitive touch of an accomplished professional massage therapist who for the past 27 years has used a wide variety of modalities on a diverse clientele. Massage promotes health and fosters a deep sense of physical and mental peace.
LOTUS MASSAGE & WELLNESS CENTER 2850 E. Grant Rd. 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 27.
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 27.
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 10.
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.
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 10.
chiropractic BE NOW Chiropractic Dr. Lee Ann Kalaba 520-484-3471 Facebook.com/benowchiro
Light-force chiropractic adjustments, Soft Tissue Release, nutritional counseling, weight-loss 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 12.
GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER Fred Weiner, DC 520-495-4400
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 and 15.
Dr. Tim Harrigan, Chiropractic Physician 520-818-8857 NaturalHealthTucson.com We offer Gentle Chiropractic, Weight Loss, Nutrition Protocols, Cellular Cleansing Programs. Pain? Hormone Issues? Muscle Pain? Fatigue? Weight Gain? Call for a Free Consultation with the doctor and for a Free Organic Recipe E-Book.
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 19.
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 27.
COACHING SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESS
Gail Benton, Owner T: 520-296-5695 C: 520-404-4819 Gail@coachingsolutionsforbusiness.com Business coaching for entrepreneurs, couples, family businesses. Align your Money Mindset, Business Systems, Life Purpose and Passion. Call for a complimentary Strategy Session. See ad on page 13.
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 520-825-2009 Steve.Ross@wildblue.net
Specializes in anxiety reduction and stress management using the AlphacentricsTM breathing method, deep relaxation, body-awareness, and exercises designed to neutralize negative, anxiety-provoking thoughts. Coaching to maximize creativity, well-being and effectiveness, at home and at work. Individual and couples 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 14.
colon hydrotherapy GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER Dr. Nancy Aton, Family Practice 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 and 15.
INTESTINAL HEALTH INSTITUTE
Sheila Shea, Director 4427 E. 5th St., 85711 520-325-9686 IntestinalHealthInstitute.com Sheila is an IACT member, instructor and is National Board Certified in the field of Colon Hydrotherapy. With 34 years of experience, she offers sessions daily, professional trainings and public education. She guides people with dietary, detoxification and liver flush programs.
Sandra Joy Van Hall 3966 East Pima, Tucson, 85712 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 19.
VERY SPECIAL ALTERNATIVES Vonnie Schultz Albrecht, RN Central Tucson location 520-403-1686 VerySpecialAlternatives@gmail.com
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.
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 27.
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 page 8.
Dr. Mickel Malek, DDS 2498 E. River Rd., 85710 520-529-8000 GoSmileSpa.com
Lucia Maya 520-579-8844 Lucia@luminousadventures.com LuminousAdventures.com 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 27.
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. See ad on page 13.
energy work 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.
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.
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.
Modern Organic Hairdressing Placita de la Luna 204 W. Grant Rd. 520-331-9006 • ProjekkHair@yahoo.com
Dr. Mickel Malek’s practice is mercury-free and based on holistic and health-based dentistry. The on-site sister Spa provides full-service stress-reducing treatments. Staff share options and insight, allowing for educated decisions in holistic, cosmetic and conventional dentistry. See ad on back cover.
SUN SROUT DIAPER DELIVERY SERVICE
Hair Salons PROJEKK
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.
green living SOUTHERN ARIZONA GREEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Rick Small, President 2840 N. Country Club Rd., Ste. 101 520-834-7362 SAGCC.org
SAGCC was formed to foster the success of green business and enterprise in Southern Arizona by uniting our members under the premise of sustainable business. We envision Southern Arizona as a leader in sustainable enterprise with a vibrant green economy committed to environmental and social responsibility.
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 pages 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 11.
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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.
GOURMET GIRLS GLUTEN FREE BAKERY/BISTRO 5845 N. Oracle Rd. 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 pages 42.
GOVINDA’S NATURAL FOODS BUFFET CHAITANYA CULTURAL CENTER 711 E. Blacklidge Dr., 85719 520-792-0630 GovindasOfTucson.com
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.
R’S RAW KITCHEN Arlene H. Siegel 520-256-1663 rawkitchen.co
Magic happens making and eating healthy, delicious foods together. Learn through a hands-on experience how to prepare raw vegan foods. All eating preferences welcome!
herbs bonnie’s herb garden
520-329-5808 BonniesHerbGarden@aol.com BonniesHerbGarden.com Bonnie’s Herb Garden is locally owned and operated. We provide high quality fresh dried medicinal herbs, live medicinal/culinary plants and more. These simple yet powerful healing herbs give us what we need to care for any illness.
holistic healing CARITAS CENTER FOR HEALING 330 E. 16th St. 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.
COYOTE HEALING CENTER David C Rupley, Jr, MD(H) 700 N Country Club Road 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 17.
ENERGY HEALING/EFT – ADV
Phyllis Winslow LMT, EFT Practitioner, PSYCH-K Graduate: Barbara Brennan School of Healing 520-909-3455 EnergyTherapyAz.com Phyllis can help you create the life you desire. Experience rapid relief from physical pain. Get to the root cause and resolve health, relationship and emotional issues including depression, fears, grief and sexual trauma. Over 20 years of healing experience.
JOURNEY TO WELLNESS
Pam McMahon, Ph.D., CHt, NCC 520-730-0236 LifeHealer4U@aol.com LifeHealer.org Devoted to optimally enhancing and improving your overall natural state of being and daily life. Ear Candling, Ionic Detox Foot Baths, Hypnotherapy, Reflexology, Herbal and Nutritional Counseling, Wellness Planning and Guidance. Beautiful and serene practice space, open 7-days/week. Experience vibrant health today. See ad page 36.
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 20.
HOMEopathy DESERT ROSE HOMEOPATHICS & HERBALS 3065 N. Campbell Ave. SW Corner of Hedrick & Campbell 520-918-0100 M-F 10-6, Sat. 9-1. DesertRoseHomeopathics.com
Offering balanced, natural alternatives for adults, children and pets - a large selection of well-known brands and hard-tofind remedies including homeopathics, flower essences, vitamins, herbal tinctures, supplements, essencial oils and locally crafted blends. Come in for personalized consultations and monthly drawing.
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 4.
HOME SERVICES PLANET HUGGER 877-624-3326 Planet-Hugger.com
An eco-friendly home and office cleaning company & offers natural cleaning products. 877-624-3326. See ad on page 36.
HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY NORTHSTAR HYPERBARICS Dr. Carol Hendrinks, MD 7598 N La Cholla Blvd., 85741 520-229-1238
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 16.
hypnotherapy INTUITIVE GUIDANCE
Rev. Maria Kingsley Hypnotherapist & EFT/NLP Practitioner 1636 N. Swan, Ste. 100 520-780-0170 Kadakingsley@msn.com Change what is stopping you from living the happy, free life you have wanted all along. Intuitive Wisdom is available for you. We can access this together through hypnotherapy, remove obstacles with EFT and anchor new thoughts and behaviors with Neuro-Linguisitc Programming. It’s fun and effective. Free initial interview.
JOURNEY TO WELLNESS
Pam McMahon, Ph.D., CHt, NCC Board Certified Hypnotherapist 520-730-0236 LifeHealer4U@aol.com LifeHealer.org One-on-one hypnotherapy treatments in weight loss, smoking cessation, insomnia, anxiety, and past life regression therapy. Pam’s unrelenting mission is to help others let go of limiting behaviors and beliefs, discover their power and live up to their highest potential. See ad page 36.
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.
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 18.
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 23.
GENESIS NATURAL MEDICINE CENTER
Dr. Micheal Uzick Dr. Nancy Aton 3920 N. Campbell Ave. 520-495-4400 GenesisNMC.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 and 15.
WHOLISTIC FAMILY MEDICINE Dr. Lance Morris 1601 N. Tucson Blvd., Ste 37 Tucson, 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 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.
TOASTMASTERS OF UNITY Jeff Hafner Risky 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!
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resorts SUNGLOW RANCH
Brooks Bradbury, General Manager 14066 S. Sunglow Ranch Pearce, 85625 520-824-3334 Reservations@sunglowranch.com SunglowRanch.com Sunglow is a hideaway guest ranch in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeast Arizona offering guests comfortable lodging, inspired dining and a breadth of activities.
retreats/workshops JOURNEYS IN CONSCIOUSNESS Tina Suaso, PhD 520-405-0963 Vsuaso@comcast.net JourneysInConsciousness.com
Workshops are for those beginning a more conscious journey or for those wishing to deepen their connection to self and the divine through nature and spiritual practice; principles in shamanism, energetic healing, drumming, dreamwork & ecotherapy. Tucson-Sedona-Big Sur. See ad page 11.
Brooks Bradbury, General Manager 14066 S. Sunglow Ranch Pearce, 85625 520-824-3334 Reservations@sunglowranch.com SunglowRanch.com Sunglow is a hideaway guest ranch in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeast Arizona offering guests comfortable lodging, inspired dining and a breadth of activities.
salon/spa services I-KO-I SALON AND SPA
3161 N. Country Club Rd., Ste. 101 520-881-6096 • MagicBeeNutrition.com
329 E 7th St. 520-882-8828 NaturalWayWellnessSpa.com
Natural Way Wellness Spa believes in affordable and all natural whole body health. Services include massage, facials, peels, waxing, body treatments, custom aromatherapy, and personal yoga instruction. Book now by phone at 520-882-8828 or online NaturalWayWellnessSpa.com.
5110 E. 5th St., 85711 520-514-PURE(7873) PureSAestheticsTucson.com Interested in skincare? Pure Aesthetics Natural Skincare School is the only school in Tucson dedicated exclusively to aesthetic education. We offer a variety of spa services including facials, waxing, and body treatments, as well a selection of truly natural skincare products.
schools ARIZONA SCHOOL OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE 4646 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Ste. 103 520-795-0787 Admissions@asaom.edu Asaom.edu
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 ad on page 6 & 13.
shamanism SHAMANIC OMNI INTERCOMMUNITY Peter Deane 213-880-5816 Tanka@live.com
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.
No-toxic smell nail salon. Manicures $15, Pedicures $25 -featuring individually cleaned pipe-less jets bowl, detoxify $15. No DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde in products. No-Ammonia hair color and perm. Also, Organic Desert Honey. Fresh Royal Jelly and more bee products. Call 520-881-6096.
As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for. ~James Cash Penney
sound therapy WHOLISTIC FAMILY MEDICINE
Dr. Lance Morris 1601 N. Tucson Blvd., Ste 37 Tucson, 85716 520-322-8122 • Wfmedicine@gmail.com ResonantSoundTherapy.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.
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 14.
CHAPEL OF AWARENESS SPIRITUAL CHURCH
Rev. Jim McCaw, Pastor 2850 E. Grant Rd. ChapelOfAwarenessTucson@wordpress.com Sunday Service, classes and circles. 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. 10-11am Meditation and Healing, 11am-12pm Lecture, Absent healing and Spirit Messages.
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.
The Temple of Universality Founder: Rev. Betty Tatalajski NEW Masonic Temple, 3590 N. Country Club Rd. 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
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.
UNITED FELLOWSHIP CHAPEL, INC
David Miller 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 Metaphysical 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 38.
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 31.
UNITY CHURCH OF TUCSON Rev. Larry and Mary Ellen Swarz 3617 N. Camino Blanco, 85718 520-577-3300
Ministry of love, inspiration, learning, wholeness and joy empowering all people to embrace their Divine Nature. Daycare: ages 1-5. Family health clinic: free, donation or Medicare. Beautiful, low-cost weddings. Bookstore for spiritual thinkers. Sunday services 9am and 11am. Home to “The Daily Word.”
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.
KEIFER WELLNESS CENTER John R. Keifer, DC 4431 N. Swan Rd. Tucson, 85718 520-577-1717 BellyFatAZ.com Dr@keiferwellnesscenter.com
Belly fat is not only unsightly but unhealthy. Access the underlying causes and your health. Attend a free seminar and get some answers now. Register at www.bellyfataz. com (Enter into upper left address bar) or call at 520-577-1717.
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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 8.
Integrative Health for Women Arianna Sholes-Douglas, MD, FACOG 2200 East River Road Suite 109, 85718 520-577-1129 TulaWellnessMD@gmail. comTulawellnessMD.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 ad page 21.
yoga Mindful Yoga Studio
1101 N. Wilmot, #123, (next to Trader Joe’s) 520-300-4378 MindfulYogaTucson.com Mindful Yoga offers a nurturing space for students to explore, heal and transform their bodies and lives. The studio offers a wide range of classes, from wake-up stretch and get-theblood-circulating flow classes to deep-stretch yin yoga and relaxing restorative classes. See ad on page 10.
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