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

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t’s a bittersweet time as I prepare to hand over the reins of this wonderful magazine to its new owners, Jody Janati and Candi Broeffle. I met them in October at Your Shining Life Expo. They are both so excited to begin their journey with Natural Awakenings. Next month, they will introduce themselves to you. In the summer of 2016 I decided to put this franchise up for sale. It was not an easy decision to make as I love Natural Awakenings—the company, the readers, the advertisers, the uplifting and supportive community, the keepers of the Earth, the protectors of those without a voice, the positivity of the magazine—and I love being a publisher. But I didn’t love doing sales and came to the realization that the stress of dealing with that aspect of the business was more than I wanted in my life. Fortunately, I was in a good space. There wasn’t an urgency or desperation to sell. I could take my time and find the right buyer to usher my baby past its angstridden teenage years into adulthood. So, here we are. What’s next? Most immediately, I’ll stay involved with Natural Awakenings for a few months as I help Candi and Jody learn the ropes, and I’ll devote more time to my passion project, Letters & Journals (LettersAndJournals.com). Then, we’ll see. I’ve learned so much from the people I’ve met through the magazine—readers and advertisers, my Natural Awakenings family and the holistic community. I’ve met many new friends and had experiences I couldn’t have imagined in my life before. I’ve been so fortunate on this journey to have my husband, Joe, with me every step of the way—from buying the magazine, to running the magazine and then making the decision to sell the magazine. Thank you! With Natural Awakenings I’ve always felt on the forefront of things to come as what the magazine is all about becomes not only more mainstream, but also more the accepted and preferred way to live: organic and sustainable farming; integrative and functional medicine; food as medicine; the interconnectedness of all; the sacredness of everyday living; the living planet; the value of all life; honoring ourselves for who we are and where we are in this moment. My heart is full. Thank you to those individuals and businesses that are sharing their services, products and very presence within the pages of this magazine, helping to bring it to life each month; thank you to all those sharing leading-edge information via the printed word; and thank you to the ever-expanding and faithful readership, the very purpose for which Natural Awakenings in our community exists. From my heart to yours,

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azopiya hosts their annual Taste of the Holidays, from noon to 4 p.m., on November 11, at their store in Prior Lake. A natural food market, Mazopiya offers not only everything healthy to celebrate the holiday festivities, but also affordable and convenient, featuring products that are locally produced and sourced. Celebrating the holidays can be dangerous for the waistline; with all of the delicious dishes being passed around, it’s no surprise that many suffer from the dreaded “food coma” each holiday season. Fortunately, there are ways to serve and eat wholesome, healthy foods at holiday time. The event will showcase sampling, featuring traditional holiday fare with glutenfree, vegetarian and vegan options. Local vendors, including Veriditas Essential Oils and Beeler’s Pure Pork, will be on hand for in-store sampling as well. There will also be free classes and giveaways to help everyone get into the holiday spirit—and a special kids’ treat, too. Free classes include: Easy Holiday Dips at 1 p.m., where attendees learn how to whip up quick and easy dips that are great for entertaining; Essential Oils DIY for the Holidays at 2 p.m., where participants are shown how to use essential oils for making unique, handmade gifts; and Holiday Mocktails at 3 p.m., demonstrating how to make yummy and festive drinks without the alcohol and extra sugar. Cost: Free. Location: 2571 Credit Union Dr. (across from Mystic Lake Casino Hotel), Prior Lake. For more information, visit Mazopiya.com. See ad, page 2.

Aark Advanced Electrolysis & Advanced Wellness Gets a Remodel

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ark Advanced Electrolysis and Advanced Wellness, in New Brighton, has recently had a complete office remodel. Upgrades include new equipment, a new therapy table, a redesigned waiting area and a new office desk. According to Diane C. Christofferson, owner, “I like to stay current with new technology and offer my clients the most up-to-date training, tools and equipment.” A licensed cosmetologist and esthetician, Christofferson has been offering permanent hair removal since 1990 and has been at her current location for 25 years. She offers only plant-based products as well as a toxin-free environment. Other services offered include ionic detoxification for removal of toxins via the feet, and LED light therapy, a non-invasive procedure that causes no inflammation and requires no special post-treatment procedures. This is proven to be effective for cosmetic purposes diminishing the visible appearance of fine line, wrinkles and superficial hyperpigmentation. “My work embraces the whole person,” Christofferson explains. “Besides helping with self-image as a result of removing unwanted hair, the foot and skin treatments help people detoxify from stress and from what they’ve put into their bodies. They end up feeling much better about themselves in several ways.” In addition, she helps clients understand the importance of stress management and nutrition. “It’s really about a person’s total wellness.” Gift certificates can be purchased at her office or by telephone. Location: 704 9th Ave. NW, New Brighton. For more information, call 651-6364049, email AarkAdv@comcast.net or visit AarkElectrolysis.com. See ad, page 23.

Workshop Looks Ahead to 2018

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my Theisen, owner of Infinity Life Design, will host the 2018 Earth Dog Summit, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on NovemAmy Theisen ber 11, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Plymouth. Theisen, a mastery-level trained Chinese metaphysics practitioner, will share those changes that will be happening in 2018. Attendees will be provided their Life Chart to understand how the year will shape up for them and learn how to easily incorporate the feng shui changes and activations to key in on the best use of the year. “Be one of the few to receive potent dates to conduct business, relationship tasks and health procedures for optimal results,” says Theisen, who adds, “These dates are powerful when you know how to use them!” She will also share the Guardians of Destiny with whom to connect throughout the year as she offers each participant a personal link to their own guardian and how its strength will be affected in 2018. “It’s a marriage of your personal destiny map and your soul,” Theisen says. “We all receive a map of sorts when we are born,” Theisen explains. “It gives details about our disposition and can even predict life events with accuracy. It cannot, however, predict responses that are generated based on internal factors—free will. This unpredictable part is called the soul.” Cost: $109. Location: 3131 Campus Dr., Plymouth. For more information, call 612-968-6691 or visit InfinityLifeDesign.com.

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newsbriefs Conscious House Concerts from Duo Dianem and Jage

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ianem Singer and Jage Keys are bringing their heart-centered music to private residences and community locations. Through their companies, Resonating Well-Being and Blessed by Music, they offer performances of positive, Jage Keys and Dianem Singer uplifting music in a wide variety of styles, tailored to the event. Singer and Keys met in the 90’s while writing and performing music for theatrical performances in Minneapolis. “From the start we’ve always enjoyed aligning our music to a message. It’s especially fulfilling for us when that message brings positive awareness or unites people in celebration. It’s so much fun to enjoy live music together,” says Keys. “With our company, Resonating Well-Being, our goal is to share an uplifting experience aligned with inner harmony and greater well-being. Bringing in conscious music enriches the space and allows everyone to feel the energetic shift in vibration and resonance,” says Singer. “We enjoy co-creating a vibrant, positive atmosphere, from sharing music together with friends at a fun party to empowering groups with a particular focus. We also really enjoy including familiar hit songs that people love to sing along on,” she explains. Singer and Keys select the music for each unique Conscious House Concert to align with the group or theme of the event. They have performed for grand openings, appreciation parties, community circles, fundraisers and social get-togethers. For more information, call 612-888-3869 or visit BlessedByMusic.com/blog/ house-concerts.

Sassafras Anniversary with Three-Day Celebration

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assafras Health Food Store and owner Paula Comstock will celebrate their 9th anniversary, featuring a three-day sale, from December 1 to 3, at its White Bear Lake location. With vendors on hand, there will be giveaways and food and drinks along with informational sessions on products the store carries. Starting at 9 a.m., on December 2, the first 100 visiPaula Comstock tors to the store will receive a free gift bag. Sassafras carries over 3,500 items, including organic meats and eggs, vitamins, herbs, minerals, fish oils, essential oils, skin care, cleanse kits, protein powders, gluten-free snacks and much more. They have a knowledgeable staff on hand to help their customers. Sassafras also offers free classes and seminars on getting healthy naturally as well as a community bulletin board featuring local practitioners of many different healing modalities with whom customers can connect. Comstock received her education from Global College of Nutritional Medicine and is a board certified holistic health practitioner. Sassafras has been in business for more than 25 years and has been owned by Comstock the last nine years. Location: 2186 3rd St., White Bear Lake. For more information, call 651-426-0101 or visit SassafrasHealthFoods.com. See ad page 22. 6

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ajon Ferrell opened the Light House, in Roseville, as a spiritual community center for like-minded, soulcentered humans on a mission to bring light into the world. The space will hold classes, workshops, retreats and more. Space is available to host events and also for co-working. Ferrell is a veteran who served in the Army National Guard for 13 years. After experiencing struggles with posttraumatic stress disorder due to military sexual trauma, she worked toward healing and found a path, choosing meditation over medication. “The Light House is a spiritual community center for like-minded, soulcentered humans on a mission to bring light into the world. This sacred space has been co-created as a place to unite, grow, teach, connect and cultivate our spiritual gifts,” Ferrell says. There are Light Leader Memberships available for purchase for those who want to be a regular member of the Light House. As a special offer for the first people to sign up, membership cost is only $44 per month until November 11. Benefits of being a member include: 24/7 access to the Light House (except private events, which are marked on the calendar); free co-working Monday access; monthly networking connection event; discounts on classes, workshops and other events; a listing in the Member Directory; promotion of your business/ events via Light House email list and when promoted through other organizations; rent The Light House and give 10 percent back to the house (30 percent for non-members); weekly meditation download; and receive 50 percent off as a vendor at Mindful Market days. Location: 2599 Snelling Curve, Roseville. For more information, visit TheLightHousemn.com.


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E Wellness, formerly NE Community Acupuncture, will host a grand opening, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., on December 2, as they celebrate their new name. There will be live music, refreshments and door prizes. They will also host a silent auction featuring neighboring northeast businesses. Noah Frohlich, LAc, owner and acupuncturist, explains the reason they changed their name to NE Wellness is to better describe all of the services now provided. The clinic has grown from one small room offering only community acupuncture to the entire second floor and a wide range of services, including cupping, massage, herbs, infrared sauna, nutrition and aromatherapy and, of course, acupuncture. “NE Wellness is dedicated to providing a variety of wellness services on a sliding fee scale to make healthcare affordable to all,” states Frohlich. “We are proud to announce the expansion of services and the deeper level of integrative care available at the new center.” NE Wellness is committed to creating a greener world. In Chinese medicine, human beings are considered part of the natural environment and their health and happiness are directly related to the health and happiness of the planet. With this in mind, NE Wellness makes every effort to create less waste and choose practices that are kind to the Earth, including the use of homemade cleaning products made with vinegar and essential oils, reusable cleaning items instead of single use, and recycling and composting everything possible. In addition, a number of their practitioners bike to work and they encourage clients to bike to the clinic as well, offering a $5 discount each time they do. Location: 1224 2nd St. NE, Ste. 201, Minneapolis. For more information, call 612399-6322 or visit NECommunityAcupuncture.com.

Meatless Monday in Richfield Public Schools

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his fall, Richfield Public Schools began a Meatless Monday pilot program for its elementary students, thanks to the efforts of schoolteacher and Compassionate Action for Animals volunteer Julie Knopp, who worked with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in making this happen. Whether in school districts, hospitals, colleges or corporate campuses, the health, cost savings, animal welfare and environmental benefits of Meatless Monday are well established and to be celebrated. Many families also participate in Meatless Mondays at home. The HSUS Minnesota is working with Compassionate Action for Animals to co-host a training in Minneapolis in January 2018 to equip volunteers with the information and resources needed to approach their own school or workplace with positive food reform. Source: HSUS.org and ExploreVeg.org.

New Look for Natural Awakenings Magazine

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atural Awakenings magazine is sporting a new look. After being unveiled in Florida’s Collier/Lee edition that serves Naples and Fort Myers—the first of a family of magazines that has grown to encompass 85 U.S. cities, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic—in July, the new logo and cover design began appearing in all editions starting last month. Other design elements are expected to be refreshed in the near future to align with the evolution of the national content already underway. The plans were announced at the Natural Awakenings’ Publishers Conference in Orlando in May. “We’ve kept up with new, cutting-edge trends and developments in all areas of sustainable, healthy living through the years, so it’s only natural for our look to also evolve,” says Sharon Bruckman, CEO and founder of Natural Awakenings Publishing Corporation. “The new cover format enables us to highlight more of the content offered inside the issue. The changes also reflect the success of our mission in supporting the presence and growth of the natural living movement to the point where it’s beneficially influencing mainstream media content.” Launched by Bruckman with a single magazine in 1994, Natural Awakenings is now one of the largest, free, local, healthy lifestyle publications worldwide, serving approximately 3.5 million readers.

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cientists from the Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences and Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, both in Tehran, Iran, investigated the impact on leading diseases of regularly eating onion and garlic (both belonging to the genus Allium). Using data from more than 12,000 people for an average of six years, researchers assessed their onion and garlic consumption using a food frequency questionnaire and compared those measurements with blood pressure and incidences of both cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease. The scientists discovered the subjects that ate more onion and garlic regularly had risk reductions of 64 percent in cardiovascular disease, 32 percent in chronic kidney disease and 25 percent in hypertension compared to those that ate less of them.

TEETOTALERS ENJOY LESS HEART DISEASE In a meta-analysis of 45 research studies covering thousands of subjects led by Canada’s University of Victoria, in British Columbia, researchers found that former and occasional drinkers have a 45 percent increased risk of heart disease than nondrinkers. This discovery contradicts the widely held belief that occasional alcohol consumption reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.

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esearchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, have found that aerobic exercise increases overall brain volume and gray matter, and helps improve brain function. Thirty-five adults with mild cognitive impairment were split into an aerobic group and a stretching group. The aerobic group participated in moderate-to-vigorous exercise four times per week for six months, while the others did stretching exercises at the same rate. The researchers used magnetic resolution imaging with each participant at the beginning of the study and after six months to determine potential changes in the brain. They found that both groups showed volume increases in gray matter regions linked to short-term memory, but the aerobic group displayed a larger preservation of overall brain volume. They also had greater improvements in cognitive function.

Cranberry Prebiotic Promotes Gut Health

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esearch from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has found that the cell walls of cranberries contain xyloglucan, a complex sugar that feeds the beneficial, naturally occurring bifidobacteria, enhancing the body’s microbiome. “A lot of plant cell walls are indigestible, just like we can’t digest the special sugars found in xyloglucans,” explains nutritional microbiologist and researcher David Sela, Ph.D. “But when we eat cranberries, the xyloglucans enter our intestines, where beneficial bacteria can break them down into useful molecules and compounds.” Sela emphasizes the importance of prebiotics. “With probiotics, we are taking extra doses of beneficial bacteria that may or may not help our gut health,” he says. “But with prebiotics, we already know that we have the beneficial guys in our guts, so let’s feed them with more nutrients and things that they like.”

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Acupuncture and Herbs Ease Delirium in Patients

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cientists from the Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, in Japan, examined the impact of a combination of acupuncture and traditional herbal medicine on the rate of delirium in cardiovascular patients admitted into an intensive care unit. Of the 59 patients studied, 29 were treated with conventional care and 30 were given the same care, plus herbal medicine three times a day and acupuncture once a day. In the treatment group, incidental rates of delirium were 6.6 percent, significantly lower than the 37.9 percent rate found in the control group. This group also required fewer sedative drugs traditionally used to combat aggressive behavior in delirious patients.

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Black Cumin Oil Helps Control Asthma

igella sativa oil (NSO), commonly called black cumin, is used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. Researchers from University College London, in the UK, and King Abdulaziz University, in Saudi Arabia, studied the impact of this oil on patients with asthma. Scientists divided 80 asthmatics into two groups of 40. One group was treated with 500 milligrams of NSO twice a day for four weeks. The other was given a placebo. The researchers used an asthma control score to measure improvement, along with pulmonary function testing and the level of blood eosinophils, disease-fighting white blood cells that indicate inflammation and allergic reaction. The researchers found normal eosinophil levels and significant improvement in the average asthma control test score for those in the NSO group, plus improved pulmonary function, compared to the placebo group.

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Glyphosate Toxin Turns Up in Wines

Conventional street lights collectively emit more than 100 million tons of carbon dioxide annually. The city of Las Vegas, a leader in municipal sustainability, has contracted with EnGoPlanet, a New York City clean tech startup, to install the world’s first Smart Street Lights powered by pedestrians’ footsteps via kinetic energy pads and solar energy. When someone steps on a kinetic tile, energy is created and goes directly to a battery. Petar Mirovic, CEO of EnGoPlanet, says, “Clean and free energy is all around us. Urban cities have to build the smart infrastructures of tomorrow that will be able to harvest all of that energy. This project is a small but important step in that direction.” Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman says, “Through our LEED-certified buildings, solar projects, water reclamation, alternativefueled vehicles and sustainable streetlights, Las Vegas continues to lead the way.” The company also cites Smart Street Light projects in Chicago, Detroit, Auburn Hills (Michigan), Asbury Park (New Jersey) and at stadiums such as the MercedesBenz Superdome, in New Orleans. View an illustrative video at Tinyurl. com/SmartStreetLights.

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Black Friday Alternative This year, all REI outdoor outfitter stores will close on Black Friday and join hundreds of national and local organizations and like-minded brands to ask, “Will You Go Out with Us?” For the third year, the REI #OptOutside initiative will mobilize Americans to firmly establish a new tradition of choosing trails over sales on Black Friday, including camping under the stars instead of camping out at malls.

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Monsanto’s toxic Roundup herbicide glyphosate has been found in all 10 California vintages tested, including organic wines. While glyphosate isn’t sprayed directly onto grapes because it would kill the vines, it’s often used to spray the ground in the vineyard to be absorbed via the roots. Sometimes, glyphosate drifts from conventional vineyards into nearby organic and biodynamic vineyards. Other times, the toxin remains in the soil after a conventional farm has been converted to organic; the chemical may persist onsite for more than 20 years. Glyphosate is patented as an antibiotic. Designed to kill bacteria, it harms both soils and human health, and has been cited as a human carcinogen by the World Health Organization.

For helpful ideas, visit rei.com/opt-outside.

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ecotip How to Properly Discard Cooking Oil Holiday meal traditions that kick off with a Thanksgiving turkey and continue through festive meals for New Year’s can produce lots of cooking oil and grease waste. Following proper disposal procedures protects both the environment and home plumbing. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that vegetable oils and animal fats share common physical properties and create similar environmental effects as petroleum spills, including coating and suffocating animals and plants; polluting food supplies and habitats; fouling shorelines; and clogging water treatment plants. Cooking oil and kitchen grease is the number one cause of stopped-up sewer pipes, according to Earth 911. Grease sticks to the lining of plumbing pipes in small particles, which catch onto each other and accumulate until

the growing mass can block and backup sewage lines, leading to a nasty mess and sometimes costly repairs. This potential problem can be avoided simply and easily. n For small amounts of kitchen grease such as lard, shortening or tallow that inevitably go down the drain, flush with cold water so that it solidifies, making it less likely to stick to pipes. n Freeze small amounts of used cooking fats, oils and grease in a container like a used coffee can with a tight-sealing lid, then place it in the trash. n Larger and unfrozen quantities of used cooking oil may be taken to an area recycling center for proper disposal year-round. No special container is required and the liquid is emptied from the consumer’s container onsite. Don’t combine the contents with anything else, so it can be repurposed by vendors that collect it from the centers.

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Preventing, Reversing and Managing Diabetes Naturally by Linda Sechrist

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Hay suggests that this metabolic disorder may be rooted in a feeling of being deprived of life’s sweetness and longing for what might have been, accompanied by a great need to control deep sorrow. Such chronic unease can show up as Type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes; Type 2, or non-insulin-dependent diabetes; latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), a slowly progressing variation of Type 1; or gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy.

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Eavesdropping on our repetitive inner mind chatter and observing its impact on outer experiences can reveal faulty thinking that disrupts the mindbody connection. Hay, a firm believer in the power of affirmations to send a message to the subconscious mind, recommends them to aid healing. For diabetes, she suggests, “This moment is filled with joy. I now choose to experience the sweetness of today.” Null cites medical evidence that explains how the physical causes of diabetes are related to the pancreatic production of the hormone insulin and the body’s use of it, together with rollercoaster blood sugar levels determined by food selections, stress, sleeplessness, insufficient rest and lack of exercise. His approach for preventing, reversing or managing this debilitating condition is to raise awareness of the physical, behavioral and mental causes that lead to its emergence, and making healthy lifestyle choices that regulate blood sugar levels.

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Glucose, the human body’s key source of cellular energy, is the end product of the digestive system breaking down carbohydrates, proteins and fats for absorption in the intestines. From there, it passes into the bloodstream. Glucose also supplies energy for the brain. Normal blood glucose levels vary throughout the day. For healthy individuals, a fasting blood sugar level upon awakening is less than 100 milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dl) of blood. Before meals, normal levels are 70 to 99 mg/dl; otherwise, 100 to 125. Consistent read-

She notes, “Elevated sugar and insulin levels raise triglycerides, a fat that circulates in the blood, and cholesterol, specifically the LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels. Triglycerides and cholesterol are important measures of heart health. Triglyceride levels of 150 mg/dl in fasting blood is a risk factor for a stroke or heart attack.”

Early Heads-Up Nourishing myself is a joyful experience, and I am worth the time spent on my healing. ~Louise L. Hay ings above 126 indicate that lifestyle changes are needed to avoid eventual progression into full Type 2 diabetes. When there’s an inability to efficiently transport glucose from the blood into cells, cells don’t receive the energy they need to function properly. “Elevated glucose levels contribute to blood vessel damage, high blood pressure and inflammation among other issues. High glucose causes insulin levels to spike in an effort to draw the glucose into cells. This stresses the pancreas and causes a sugar crash, called hypoglycemia, which can lead individuals to make impulsive, poor food choices,” advises Marcy Kirshenbaum, a board-certified clinical nutritionist and owner of Enhance Nutrition, in Northbrook, Illinois.

According to the American Diabetes Association, 8.1 million of the 29.1 million individuals diagnosed with diabetes were previously unaware of any early symptoms such as dry mouth, excessive thirst, frequent urination, constant hunger (even after meals), unusual weight gain or loss and lack of energy. “Many individuals only learn of their condition from a doctorordered routine blood test such as the A1C glycated hemoglobin procedure, which reads blood sugar levels over a three-month period,” advises Dr. Nancy Iankowitz, a board-certified family nurse practitioner and founding director of Holistic and Integrative Healing, in Holmes, New York. Individuals that consume large amounts of simple carbohydrates and sugars, are overweight or are exceedingly sedentary and eat unhealthy processed foods, have a higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Iankowitz’s effective, patientcentered practice follows a practical, four-month healing plan that includes tracking foods, moods, blood pressure, sleeping habits and exercise, all necessary to manage or reverse Type 2 diabetes.

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Making the highest-impact food choices is critical in the earliest stages of diabetes. That’s why nutritionist and holistic integrative health practitioner Saskia Kleinert, an independent practitioner who also serves as director of the Emeryville Health & Wellness Center, in California, helps patients integrate dietary changes into everyday life. “Patient education includes the necessity of eating low-glycemic index foods and reducing blood glucose levels, while increasing healthy fats with nuts, avocado and olive oil,” advises Kleinert. She notes that antioxidant-rich plant foods are another key component of an effective dietary plan for all age groups. The role of exercise is also vital for those needing to reverse pre-diabetes or managing diabetes aided by insulin injections. “Exercise increases the muscle cell’s demand for glucose, moving it out of the blood into muscle cells that use it as fuel, and so lowering insulin levels,” explains Jamie Coughlan, a naturopathic doctor who practices in Pleasanton and Pleasant Hill, California. Dr. Angelo Baccellieri, owner of Westchester Wellness Medicine, in Harrison, New York, introduces patients to intermittent fasting, an eating pattern that helps treat insulin resistance and control blood sugar. “The concept is predicated on going 14 to 16 hours

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without food, replicating how our primitive ancestors ate. They feasted when food was available and fasted during famines, sometimes going several days without eating,” advises Baccellieri, who notes that intermittent fasting can be done one day a week. “Our biochemistry actually does very well with this approach, which isn’t hard to do when your last meal is at 7 p.m. and you skip breakfast and delay lunch the next day until 1 p.m. You can drink water with lemon, teas and black coffee throughout. By 1 p.m., the body has been 18 hours without protein and carbohydrates, allowing insulin levels to remain at a low level. Excess insulin from too much sugar shifts the body into a storage mode. Having no sugar stores available, the body can then switch into a ketogenic state that allows the body to burn fat for fuel,” explains Baccellieri. Herbs such as turmeric reduce inflammation. Berberine can help cells use glucose efficiently. Supplements such as vitamin C, B-complex, resveratrol and pycnogenol (pine bark extract) can raise antioxidant levels, in which most pre-diabetic and diabetic individuals are deficient, according to a study published in PubMed. Cautious health professionals tailor supplement recommendations to each patient.

Helpful Weight Loss

In The Diabetes Breakthrough, based on a scientifically tested way to reverse diabetes through weight loss, Dr. Osama Hamdy and Sheri R. Colberg, Ph.D., explain a home-based version of the 12-week Why WAIT (Weight Achievement and Intensive Treatment) program offered at the Joslin Diabetes Center, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, in Boston. WAIT allows participants to reach their weight and blood glucose goals, along with improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and

liver and kidney function. The program’s success is due to doable increases in exercising that put greater emphasis on strengthening muscles; effective ways to change bad habits; successful portion control; healthy alternatives to favorite foods; carbohydrate counting; and meals composed of the right balance of complex carbohydrates and antioxidant-rich plant foods, protein and fat, all to achieve optimum body weight and diabetes control.

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Restoration of health begins with the most important lifestyle changes. n Replace processed and sugary foods in meals and snacks with nutrient dense, whole foods. n Determine possible food sensitivities with an elimination diet. n Eat some protein with every meal. n Eliminate environmental toxins. n Perform some form of cardiovascular exercise and resistance training at least three to five times a week. n Add stress-relieving practices such as yoga, tai chi or qigong. According to Hamdy, “On average, diabetes has the potential to rob you of more than 12 years of life, while dramatically reducing the quality of life for more than 20 years through chronic pain, loss of mobility, blindness, chronic dialysis and heart disease.” Such serious consequences also include stroke, hearing impairment and Alzheimer’s, he adds. All provide good reasons to live responsibly every day, cherishing longterm goals of laying claim to the best possible health. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at LindaSechrist.com.

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hen it comes to health matters concerning your breasts, always remember that the ultimate decision is yours... not your doctor’s or anyone else’s. Breasts may be the most important part of a woman’s body and, unfortunately, often the most neglected. Sadly, many women feel that their breasts exist for the pleasure and benefit of someone other than themselves. Caroline Myss notes, “The major emotion behind breast lumps and breast cancer is hurt, sorrow and unfinished emotional business generally related to nurturance.” As far back as the 1800s, medical literature has noted associations between breast cancer and loneliness, sorrow, rage and anger. Women with breast cancer frequently have a tendency toward self-sacrifice, inhibited sexuality, hiding anger, hostility or an unresolved conflict. Suppressed feelings—especially anger over many years—can cause adverse changes in the immune system. Women can learn to nurture their breasts with enjoyable experiences such as a warm bath or shower as they explore and caress. A warm bath with gentle movement of the breast is wonderful for reducing pain and tenderness. Breathing from the diaphragm with deep breaths may be the best lymph mover and is so easy to do while relaxing in a warm shower or bath. It may be a good idea to notice how breasts are different in shape and size from each other. Look at your neck, armpits, collarbone, breastbone and rib cage. Bend forward and allow the breasts to hang out. Gently move them up and down and side to side to “phluff” them—a technique developed by Cheryl Chapman that stands for Personal Hand Lymphatic Undulation Flow Facilitation. Another massage technique is to gently make finger presses in circles around each breast and nipple. Press your flat hand on the nipple area and then move your hand up and down three times or more. Stroke up into your armpits and down the sides of your rib cage another three times. Add a few drops of breast oil to your hands and do a loving breast massage. The more pleasurable it feels, the more healthful the exercise. Certain essential oils formulated into a breast oil complement a self-breast massage by stimulating the immune system, improving lymphatic circulation, nourishing, detoxifying and bringing balance for optimum breast health. This simple routine every morning or evening is the first step in taking control of breast health. In addition, breasts love exercise, running, dancing, walking, laughing, singing, showers, body brushing, bouncing on trampolines and any form of movement to keep the lymph fluid flowing. The breasts also love hugs. The most important point to remember is that everyone has the innate ability to take matters into their own hands when it comes to breast health. Asking for and receiving support and guidance from family, friends and professionals helps people make a more informed decision. Once people have a better understanding of how to care for themselves, they will emerge from the transforming lessons of life with greater strength and more confidence. Joyce Sobotta has a BS in education and certifications in holistic aromatherapy and reflexology. She is the founder/owner of Healthy Girls Breast Oil, a home-based international business. She is available for presentations, consultations and essential oil classes. For more information, visit AromaTherapyNaturesWay.com. See ad page 21.

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hile kids may list movies, video games, music downloads and other media featuring their favorite athlete, actor or music star as priority holiday gifts, books will expand their thoughts, curiosity and dreams by exposing them to a different set of role models and aspirations. Reading takes kids away from tech screens and expands horizons in ways that can improve their school grades, maturity and overall inquisitiveness. Many wisehearted parents are recognizing the benefits, as children’s book sales were up 5 percent in the 12-month period ending in mid-October 2016, according to the American Booksellers Association. Humor, fantasy and magic, classics, nonfiction, time travel and participatory activities rank among the most popular topics.

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“Children can’t be what they can’t see,” says author Laurie Lawlor, of Evanston, Illinois. Her 2017 book Super Women: Six Scientists that Changed the World—a nonfiction account designed to excite kids 8 and up about math, science and engineering—cultivates positive role models via inspirational personal stories. She points out that most of those depicted were not that well known, and therefore can be emulated and more readily related to.


One of these is Katherine Coleman Welcoming diversity and providing a Holiday gift Johnson, a black National Aeronautics and safe and reassuring community space for Space Administration research mathematibooks can inspire both confident and vulnerable youngsters, cian and physicist, portrayed in the recent the American Library Association (ala.org) lifetime readers. provides libraries with positive, unifying film Hidden Figures. Marine scientist Eugenie Clark, known as the “shark lady” for resources for children and families. They her daring underwater research, and major include a Storytime for Social Justice Kit; booklist for Hope pioneers in cartography, archaeology and other fields also and Inspiration storytime events; resource list on Talking to stir inquiring minds. Kids about Racism and Justice for parents, caregivers and “I wanted to provide a variety of fields, backgrounds educators; and curated media list on immigration. and ethnicities,” remarks Lawlor. “They were all deter The Barnes & Noble bookseller groups selected chilmined, very smart and persistent, and made strides in dren’s books—including classics such as Dr. Seuss titles, opening doors for women.” Lawlor’s 2012 children’s poetry, nature, sports, history and science—in five age book Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed The categories from newborn through teenage years. World describes how Carson’s seminal 1962 book Silent “It’s an amazing era for children’s books,” assesses Spring helped spawn the conservation and pro-environBarnhill. “The success of the Harry Potter series reminded ment movement by chronicling the dangers of pollution. people that kids like real stories. There’s been a boom in Children’s fascination with nature and wildlife can creativity, vigor and technical skills in story construction.” also be met through the Dog and Bear series by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, out of Long Island, New York, and Vermonter Freelance writer and editor Randy Kambic, in Estero, FL, Jim Arnosky’s scientifically sound wildlife chronicles is a frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings. (JimArnosky.com). Kelly Barnhill, of Minneapolis, whose latest work is The Girl Who Drank the Moon, characterizes children as quiet, yet highly active when reading. “They are encountering characters and then building, inserting themselves and more information into the stories, making it more relevant to them,” she says. The former middle school language arts teacher advocates parental reading aloud with children. “Make it a daily practice of turning to a separate book from what they may be reading on their own. You’re helping them develop cognitive structure by reinforcing and explaining. It’s a shared lens on life.”

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Constipation, Diarrhea and Other Minor Digestive Issues Solution: Canned pumpkin. For occasional mild tummy upsets, give a teaspoon of pumpkin for every 10 pounds of body weight, one to two times a day, either in food or as a treat, for non-allergic dogs. Pumpkin’s soluble fiber can ease diarrhea and constipation.

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Crusty Skin and Nails Solution: Coconut oil. Skin treatments using 100 percent organic, cold-pressed, human-grade coconut oil can reduce flaking and improve skin quality, especially for seniors with crusty patches of skin and funky nails. Bathe the dog, and then rub the oil into the skin all over their body, especially on dry areas. Let it absorb for about five minutes. Follow with another bath (not much lather) and a very light rinse. Also, dab it directly on hotspots, eruptions and rashes after disinfecting.

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Itchy, Irritated Paws Solution: Footbaths. About 50 percent of a dog’s foot licking and chewing can be alleviated by simply rinsing off allergens and other irritants from its paws. For large dogs, soak one foot at a time in a bucket. Stand small dogs in a sink or tub, or dunk one paw at a time in a small container of solution. Dilute povidone iodine to the color of iced tea and add to the footbath. Swish it around while the dog stands in it for two to five minutes. Talk soothingly and offer treats as needed.


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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Dreams, Soul Travel, and the Wonder of You – 7-8:30pm. Discover how dreams are a source of truth. Explore Soul Travel and improve the quality of your life. Free. 952-380-2200. Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom, 7450 Powers Blvd, Chanhassen, TempleOfECK.org.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Confronting Racism Minnesota Style – 7-9pm. Join us for Confronting Racism: Minnesota Style, a workshop presented by the YWCA. Learn the tools to help you respond to overt and covert racism and help continue the work of eliminating racism. Free. Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville. Presented in partnership between the Ramsey County Library and Do Good Roseville. For more information call 651-724-6001. RCLReads.org.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Flying Lessons: Overcoming Your Fear of Gravity – Fri/Sat/Sun. Join Nea Clare for this powerful 3-day weekend retreat and you will be ready for takeoff. $555 includes meals. Beaver Bay, MN. NeaClare.com/Retreat.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Aslan Half-day Meditation Retreat – 7:30am-2pm. Give yourself the gift of silence and stillness and join us for six hours of simple, elegant Zen mindfulness practice. Together we’ll do zazen (sitting meditation), walking meditation, listen to an instructional and supportive teaching, and have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an experienced meditation teacher. $35. Aslan Institute, 4141 Old Sibley Memorial Hwy, Eagan. AslanInst.com. Healthy Life Expo – 10am-5pm (Sat & Sun). Annual healthy living event with vendors, samples, demonstrations, speakers and much more. Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave St, Minneapolis. $6 entry (or free with ad found in Natural Awakenings). MediaMaxEvents.com.

savethedate Free Documentary Film The Phenomenon Bruno Groening on the tracks of the Miracle Healer. The sensation from 1949 is still highly relevant today.

November 4 • 1-7pm (includes 2 breaks) Carondelet Center, Rm 101 1890 Randolph Ave, St. Paul Admission is Free, donations appreciated. Contact: HymasJanice@gmail.com, 218-464-4044. Bruno-Groening.org/english

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Free Intro to Pranic Healing – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn about meditation, self-healing and the nature of the energy body in this introductory talk on Pranic Healing. Free. NE Wellness, 1224 2nd St NE, Ste 200, Minneapolis. NECommunityAcupuncture.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Parenting Your Conscious Child Webinar – 8-9pm. Our dolphin, crystal, indigo and moon children are waiting to be seen on a soul level. During this fourweek webinar, participants learn how to communicate with your child’s soul, energetically protect them, clear their karma, activate their best directions based on their birthday and more. $98. Register at AnnetteRugolo. com. 612-605-8608.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Power of Ceremony: The Shaman Way – 7-9pm. Meets again on 11/14. Learn about the power and blessings of ceremony. Learn simple tools to help you establish your own ceremonies. Shaman Laurie Wondra shares some of her teachings and beliefs of walking the way of the Shaman and the importance of ceremony in our lives. Space is limited. $50 covers project materials and both classes. 6903 Sussex Ln, Shakopee. YourLifeCore.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Bullet Journaling: Creativity, Balance and Wellness 6-9pm. Bullet Journaling blends practical planning, creative journaling and intentional goal setting in a unique and enjoyable process. Bring a journal, multicolored pens and a straightedge or ruler. $75. CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School & Clinic, 5300 W 35 St, St Louis Park. CenterPointMN.com. RESTART with Amy Nadeau – 6:30-8pm. Class meets Wednesdays until Dec 6. This 5-week program helps remove toxins, such as sugar, from your diet and gives your body the boost it needs to find optimal health. $179. Office Building, 5005 Old Cedar Lake Rd S, #104, St. Louis Park. ChefAmyNutrition.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Heal Documentary – 7-9pm. Heal is a new documentary from director Kelly Noonan which takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. $10. Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, 4401 Upton Ave, S Minneapolis. LakeHarrietSpiritualCommunity.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 2018 Earth Dog Summit – 9am-12:30pm. Amy Theisen, Mastery-Level trained Chinese metaphysics practitioner, shares what changes will happen in 2018. Use your provided Life Chart to understand how the year will shape up for you. $109. Crowne Plaza, 3131 Campus Dr, Plymouth. InfinityLifeDesign.com. INSPIRE IT! 3 Steps to Creating Magic in Your Life – 10am-1pm. There are three powers to create more magic in your life. All three of the powerful presenters have used the practical steps that will be shared at this workshop to create the life of magic they are living now. $25 incl. book and workbook. TheLight House, 2599 Snelling Curve, Roseville. TheLightHouseMn.com. Shiatsu Basics – 10am-5pm. Learn basic Shiatsu techniques for the neck, back and feet. Discover how simple and effective Shiatsu therapy is for relieving headaches, backaches, stiff necks, and fatigue. Experience giving and receiving Shiatsu. $75. CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School & Clinic, 5300 W 35 St, St Louis Park. CenterPointMN.com. Hennepin County Fix–it Clinic – Noon-4pm. Bring your broken household goods and clothing in need of repair. Please also bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job. Free. Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85 Ave N, Brooklyn Park. Hennepin.us.

Holistic Chamber of MN – 7-9pm. Business owners and practitioners meet monthly to listen to speakers, connect with other members, share resources and tools to grow and help others. Open to all. Meeting is free to first-time guests. Bhakti Wellness Center, 7550 France Ave S, #220, Edina. HolisticChamberMn.com.

Taste of the Holidays – Noon-4pm. Learn to shop, cook and eat healthy at Mazopiya’s Taste of the Holidays event. Sample delicious gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian holiday fare. Don’t forget to stop by one of the many classes hosted in the Mazopiya Teaching Kitchen throughout the day. Free. Mazopiya Natural Food Market, 2571 Credit Union Dr, Prior Lake. Mazopiya.com.

Past Lives, Heaven, and Soul’s Destiny – 7-8:30pm. For a happier life today, find out how to visit heaven now. Gain insights into past-life influences. Free. 952380-2200. Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom, 7450 Powers Blvd, Chanhassen, TempleOfECK.org.

An Evening with Archangels and Ascended Masters – 7-9pm. A group channeled reading with Nea Clare-Channel of Divine Wisdom. Messages for the group and for you. $30. Unity of the Valley, 4011 State Hwy 13, Savage. NeaClare.com.

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Healthy for the Holidays – 6-7pm. The best way to avoid gaining weight over the holidays is to eat in moderation, keep a consistent exercise program, and try out Jackie’s 10 tips on how to avoid looking like a bloated reindeer come January 1. Free. Mazopiya Natural Food Market, 2571 Credit Union Dr, Prior Lake. Mazopiya.com.

Nature’s Flu Shot – 6:30-8pm. Ready for another cold and flu season? Join Dr. Montgomery for a discussion of how to use food and other natural therapies to prevent and ease symptoms thatcome with the cold and flu. $30. Wellness Minneapolis, 3751 Nicollet Ave S, #1 Minneapolis. 612-598-8627. WellnessMinneapolis.com.

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Holistic Mom’s Conscious Parenting – 7-9pm. Desiree Brazelton, a Conscious Parenting Expert and Classical Homeopath at Spark Wellness, shows how to effect change in your child’s behavior, by starting with evaluating our own behavior, motivations and actions. Free. Think Bank Community Room, 3655 Hazelton Rd, Edina. HolisticMoms.org.

Staying Calm & Centered this Holiday Season – 7-8:15pm. Practice and learn simple tools to keep you calm and centered in the midst of chaos. Sample some calming tea, practice breathing and meditation and learn about simple tools you can incorporate into your hectic life. Free. Valley Natural Foods, 13750 County Rd 11, Burnsville. 952-891-1212. ValleyNaturalFoods.com.

Problem Solving, Prophecy, and Divine Love – 7-8:30pm. Find out how God speaks to you every day. Solve problems by tapping into the Supreme Creative Force. Free. 952-380-2200. Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom, 7450 Powers Blvd, Chanhassen, TempleofECK.org.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Using Essential Oils in Teas & Drinks – 5:30-7pm. Did you know that essential oils make a great addition to your beverages? Join Terra as she shares which oils are safe for culinary use and mixes up some great holiday drink recipes that not only taste great, but have added health benefits. $10. Mazopiya Natural Food Market, 2571 Credit Union Dr, Prior Lake. Mazopiya.com. Arm & Hand Massage – 6-8pm. Explore massage therapy for yourself. Learn a simple massage routine for the arm and hand, and find out if massage is right for you. Free. CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School & Clinic, 5300 W 35 St, St Louis Park. CenterPointMN.com. Naturally Healthy Ideas for Surviving the Holidays Using Essential Oils – 7-8:30pm. Explore a variety of uses for essential oils and how you can use them to improve your life. Also, learn about creating some unique and helpful gift ideas with essential oils. Duir Massage, 7362 University Ave, 2nd Fl Conference Rm, Fridley. 952-334-7657. DuirMassage.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Ramsey County Fix–it Clinic – Noon-3pm. Bring your broken household goods and clothing in need of repair. Please also bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job. Free. Wentworth Library, 199 Wentworth Ave E, W St Paul. RamseyCounty.us.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. Gobble. Gobble. Friday Night Circle of Light – 7pm. Laurie Wondra delivers messages from angels, guides and loved ones who have crossed over. Laurie takes questions and will give guidance and insight about the messages she delivers. She works with the angels, guides, and energy, allowing her to tap into knowledge from past life events and current situations and to receive insightful information. $20. Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, 4401 Upton Ave, S Minneapolis. LakeHarrietSpiritualCommunity.org.

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Monthly Connection and Reading – 6:30-8:30pm. How are you navigating these uncertain times of change and transformation? Join us as Michele Rae facilitates teachings, mindfulness practice and conversation on the current shifts we are experiencing. Clarify and energize your intentions to be love in action. $25. Center Within, 8120 S Penn Ave, #155, Bloomington. CenterWithin.com.

Green Gifts Fair – 10am-5pm. Visit a variety of booths throughout the fair to complete a passport for prizes and discounts. Check website for workshops and local musicians schedule. Silent auction. $1. Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis. DoItGreen.org. Winter Wellness: Preventing the Winter Blues – 10-11:30am. Do you find yourself suffering from the Winter Blues? The goal of this class, facilitated by Dr. Montgomery, is to provide you with tools to help prevent and manage feelings of low mood, decreased energy and motivation that often accompanies the winter months. $30. Wellness Minneapolis, 3751 Nicollet Ave S, #1 Minneapolis. WellnessMinneapolis.com. Half-Day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat – 1-5pm. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to further your understanding of mindfulness or inspire a daily practice. This half-day practice period invites you to intentionally step away from daily routines and the busyness of everyday life for the purpose of renewal. $49. Mayo Memorial Building, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis. CSH.umn.edu.

savethedate The Phenomenon of Healing This film documents the worldwide activities of the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, providing impressive evidence to confirm that help and healing on the spiritual path are possible today.

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Kundalini Yoga & Gong Bath – 1:30-3pm. Kundalini yoga uses a mantra with the eyes closed to harness the power of the mind. After a moving practice, rest while you experience the healing vibrations of the gong. $18. Yoga Sanctuary, 100 W 46th St, Minneapolis. 612-567-9642. YogaSanctuaryMpls.com.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 Free Film Screening: Vegucated – 6-8:15pm. Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy, Vegucated follows three meat-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. We’ll have vegan snacks for sale and a brief discussion after the film. Free. Coffman Theater, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis. 612-276-2242. ExploreVeg.org. Taste of Shiatsu – 6-8pm. If you’re curious about shiatsu, come experience it firsthand. Learn a little theory and a simple shiatsu sequence and discover if shiatsu is right for you. Free. CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School & Clinic, 5300 W 35 St, St Louis Park.

plan ahead FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 Sassafras Celebrates 9 Years – Fri & Sat 9am-6pm and Sun Noon-5pm. Join us for this three-day celebration and save 20% off all supplements, gifts and general merchandise. Enjoy free food, drinks and more. Sassafras Health Foods, 2186 Third St, White Bear Lake. 651-426-0101. SassafrasHealthFoods.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 The IAM Energy Manifesting the Life You Want – 9am-noon. In this class, Laurie Wondra teaches about frequencies, the earth frequencies and how to utilize the laws of the universe to manifest based on frequency. $40. 6903 Sussex Lane, Shakopee. YourLifeCore.com. Grand Opening of NE Wellness – 6:30-9:30pm. Live music, refreshments and door prizes will be provided. We will also host a silent auction featuring neighboring NE businesses. Free. NE Wellness, 1224 2nd St NE, #200, Minneapolis. 612-399-6322. NeCommunityAcupuncture.com.


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sunday Gentle Flow Yoga – 9:30-10:30am. Allows students of all levels to flow at a slower pace. Incorporating intentional movements paired with breath work to promote relaxation and re-connection of the mind and body. $18. Healing Elements, 2290 Como Ave, St. Paul. 651-348-6216. HealingElementsWellness.com.

monday Lovingkindness Meditation Practice – 6-7pm. Through ancient, gentle and gradual practices, we learn to let go of fear and ill-will and to open our hearts to ourselves and to others, known and unknown. Our time together will include instruction, guided meditation and discussion. Donation based. River Garden, 455 7th St W, St Paul. RiverGardenYoga.com. Silent Meditation – 7-8pm. Meditators of all levels and approaches are welcome. A few grounding and centering exercises are offered to begin. Sign up in the foyer at the Center, contact the facilitator, Ingela at IBakardjiev@hotmail.com, or call the center between 11am-3pm T-Th (office hours). Donation based. Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, 4011 W Hwy 13, Savage. UnityOfTheValleyMN.org.

tuesday Weekly Guided & Silent Meditation – 11-11:30am. Led by a Prayer Chaplain in the Meditation Room, this meditation is the same one going on concurrently at Unity Village. It alternates affirmative prayer and silence. Donation based. Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, 4011 W Hwy 13, Savage. UnityOfTheValleyMN.org. Stress Busters Meditation – Noon-1pm. Join us when you can for a free meditation at the University of MN. Mayo Building, Third Fl. Meditation Space, Minneapolis. CSH.umn.edu.

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Free Qigong Practice Session – 6-7:30pm. Rhonda Battisto leads practices of self-healing and empowerment every week. A healing meditation follows gentle guided healing movements. Donations accepted yet never expected. Peace of Mind Early Education Center, 9025 Tamarack Rd, Woodbury. TheWonderHorse.biz. Introductory Presentations on the Transcendental Meditation Program – 6:30-8pm. Transcendental Meditation is easy to learn and offers a lifetime of benefits for health, well-being and development of the human potential. Free. Twin Cities TM Center, 5215 Edina Industrial Blvd, #300, Edina. TM.org/Transcendental-Meditation-Twin-Cities.

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“What is…” Series – 6:30-7:30pm. This free weekly series has a new topic and speaker each week. Visit the website for updated information. Free. Psinergy Natural Health, 1553 Como Ave, St Paul. PsinergyHealth.com. Weekly Meditation – 7-8pm. This facilitated group meditation is offered each week with its own meditative focus: Chanting, HeartMath, Shamanic Drumming, Hope Wednesdays with the Y.O.U. and the Healing Drum Circle. Donation based. Unity North Spiritual Center, 11499 Martin St NW, Coon Rapids. UnityNorthMN.org.

thursday Hatha for Everyone – 6-7pm. Everyone is welcome to this weekly drop-in class. All levels. Relieve stress, achy joints, improve balance at all levels and increase your sense of well-being. $10. Meditation Center, 631 University Ave NE, Minneapolis. TheMeditationCenter.org. Free Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Join us for a free weekly meditation. Sahaja Yoga Meditation, Eden Prairie City Hall, 8080 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie. Contact JPatpatia@gmail.com or 651-730-2078. FreeMeditation.com.

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FOR RENT THERAPY ROOM & WORKSHOP CLASSROOM SPACE – Meet clients or hold classes at our conveniently located office in the center of the Twin Cities near Como Park and the State Fair Grounds. Parking lot and other amenities. PsinergyHealth. com/Space-Use.

WORK WANTED Graphic Designer – Need a new look for your advertising and promotional material? Graphic designer with 15 years’ experience in the wellness and holistic industry. Fully bilingual: English & Spanish. Call 787-297-8818 or email Waleska@PRNatural.com.

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Gentle Yoga for Every Body – 10:30am-noon. A welcoming environment for students of all shapes and sizes. $15 drop-in. River Garden Yoga, 455 W 7th St, St. Paul. RiverGardenYoga.com. Drop-in Meditation – 5:15-6pm. A guided meditation presented through the lens of a Wisdom Practice (gratitude, compassion, and inquiry). $20 (or donation). Aslan Institute, 4141 Old Sibley Memorial Hwy, Eagan. AslanInst.com.

saturday Cardio Fitness Drumming – 8-8:30am. Burn calories in a fun way with this full-body workout that doesn’t feel like a workout. Free. Nutrition Hub, 7880 University Ave NE, Fridley. Text or call to reserve your spot. 612-787-2582. Facebook.com/TheNutritionHub. Kemetic Yoga Class – 9-10am. Kemetic yoga is pure yoga and a healing regenerative system. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat. Free. Frogtown Farm and Park, 946 Minnehaha Ave, St. Paul. StPaul.gov.

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COUNSELING

BREAST HEALTH AROMATHERAPY NATURE’S WAY Healthy Girls’ Breast Oil Joyce Sobotta • 715-878-4474 AromaTherapyNaturesWay.com

LURA SMEDSTAD, M.S., LPC

CHANNEL OF DIVINE WISDOM Nea Clare NeaClare.com Nea@NeaClare.com • 612-227-3854

Quality chiropractic care. You can have a personal audience with your guides and the Archangels and Ascended Masters. Get clarity. Take action. Feel connected. Book your session today and save 25%, using code: IAMWISE17. Or call Nea for a free consult. See ad, page 10.

Lura supports clients who are a d d r e s s i n g t h e e ff e c t s o f Depression, Anxiety and Life Challenges with counseling, art therapy and spiritual support. Serving adults and teens. Most insurances and HSA accepted.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY GOLDEN SUN CHIROPRACTIC

Una Forde, DC International Village Arcade Building 220 West 98th St, Suite 7, Bloomington 952-922-1478 Improved brain function can relieve symptoms like headache and fatigue and allow for better concentration and balance. Over 25 years of chiropractic experience. Quality, holistic care.

CHIROPRACTIC DENTIST

GOLDEN SUN CHIROPRACTIC

Una Forde, DC International Village Arcade Building 220 West 98th St, Suite 7, Bloomington 952-922-1478 Quality chiropractic care. Experience holistic healing and gentle chiropractic adjustments that allow the nervous system to relieve such symptoms as headache, back, neck pain and numbness which allow your body to return to a state of balance and well-being. 25 years’ experience.

HEALTH CENTERED DENTISTRY N7915-902 St River Falls, WI • 715-426-7777 HealthCenteredDentistry.com

Whole Person Dentistry observes and deals with the mind, body and spirit, not just your teeth. This approach to dentistry encompasses both modern science and knowledge drawn from the world’s great traditions in natural healing. See ad, page 30.

COMPUTER REPAIR PSINERGY TECHWARRIOR ST. PAUL 1553 Como Ave, St. Paul 612-234-7237 • PsinergyTech.com

“Is your Computer being Crabby?” Onsite/In-Home or Office, Bringto-Us Computer Repair services. 2011-15 Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner. Local • Affordable • Honest • Greener.

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Pure Dental offers integrative, holistic, alternative and biological dentistry for your dental health. We take pride in providing quality, holistic dental care and service for our patients. See ad, page 20.

Twin Cities Therapy and Counseling Associates 5851 Duluth St, #306, Golden Valley 612-434-6610 • Lura.Smedstad@tctca.com

Healthy Girls’ Breast Oil when applied with a self-breast massage helps to balance, detoxify, soften breast tissue, improve lymphatic circulation and stimulate the immune system. Improved circulation helps your entire body! See ad, page 21.

CHANNEL FOR SPIRIT

Dr. Amy Ha Truong 6230 10th St. N., Ste 520, Oakdale 651-731-3064 • PureDentalMN.com

NATURAL SMILES DENTAL CARE 4700 Lexington Ave N, Suite D Shoreview 651-483-9800 NaturalSmilesDental.com

We’re an integrative practice committed to promoting dental wellness and overall assistance to the whole person. We desire to participate in the creation of healthier lives, while being sensitive to physical, philosophical, emotional and financial concerns.

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TOOTH BY THE LAKE

1401 Main St, Hopkins 952-475-1101 • ToothByTheLake.net We build a foundation of trust by treating our patients as individuals. Understanding how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, we make a difference by providing a relaxing and positive experience. See ad, page 8.

ELDER CARE PAULA QUINLAN HHA/PCA PaulaQuinlan777@gmail.com 612-719-0228

Providing private in-home care to help you or your loved one live safely and comfortably at home. Six years of experience with private and home health care agencies, providing care for clients with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Macular Degeneration, Neurological Disorders and End of Life Hospice support. Nonmedical care includes bathing, meal prep, medication reminders, home cleaning, transfer assist, transportation, companionship and much more. Call today to discuss your private home health care needs. Work and personal references available. See Paula’s HHA/PCA profile at Care.com. Account required to view profile.

ENERGY HEALING EMOTION CODE HEALING

Master Hong Certified Emotion Code Practitioner 9672 63rd Ave N, Maple Grove 763-208-4246 or 914-708-9463 Chronic pain? Suffering from emotions? Relationship problems? Life not going as planned? The Emotion Code is a tool I use to help you break through any emotional and spiritual blocks so you can live your best life. Trial session only $35.


ENERGY HEALING HEUPEL’S HEALING HANDS, INC. Teresa Heupel Maple Grove • 701-899-2548 HeupelsHealingHands.com HeupelsHealingHands@yahoo.com

Dealing with pain - whether physical, spiritual, emotional, psychic, psychological, PTSD, or trauma? I can help you alleviate your issue without prescription drugs. I am a Reiki Master and a Shamanic Healer.

QUANTUM TOUCH ENERGY HEALING Camille Bernards Certified Quantum Touch Practitioner 11417 NW Hanson Blvd, #101, Coon Rapids 612-599-1931 • GraceLoveLight.com

Quantum Touch is a method of natural healing that works with your body energy to promote optimal wellness. It can reduce pain, stress, inflammation - whatever your body needs. The energy goes to where it’s needed most. New client special, $50.

ESSENTIAL OILS AROMATHERAPY NATURE’S WAY Essential Oils Joyce Sobotta • 715-878-4474 AromaTherapyNaturesWay.com

100% pure, quality essential oils, and ultrasonic diffusers available on my website. I offer essential oil classes online and in person. Sign up for an essential oil consultation and let me help you create a blend of essential oils that works synergistically for a wide range of health concerns. See ad, page 21.

HEALTHY JOURNEY OILS

Cheryl Larson 763-464-2754 • MyYL.com/CLarson05 HealthyJourneyOils@gmail.com Natural-based wellness for body, spirit, home and pets (ask me how it has helped with my horses). Essential oils and essential oilinfused wellness products help take your wellness to the next level. Educating, enlightening, helping – I can meet you one-onone, or lead a class or workshop. Call or email for more information. See ad, page 20.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

HOME AND PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION

CAMPFIRE STUDIO

Sara Shrode, Graphic Designer Minneapolis, MN 612-554-6304 • CampfireStudio.net Sara@CampfireStudio.net

ANNETTE RUGOLO

Ignite the possibilities of your next project by having Campfire Studio design it! Innovative, fullservice graphic design studio that takes the essence of a campfire—warmth, stories, community—and infuses it into every design project we do.

HAIR REGROWTH MARRÁK

1206 Thomas Ave, St Paul, MN 651-307-8476 MarrákByMEB.com

612-605-8608 Annette@AnnetteRugolo.com Keys to an Enlightened Life Annette offers transformation classes and personal sessions that help you and your home align with the highest energy of the universe. Classes will empower you to transform the energy in your home and personal energy field. Personal sessions will help you release karmic patterns, retrieve your soul pieces and align you with your soul purpose. See ad, page 20.

HOMEOPATHY

Marrák Hair Recovery Creme is the only all-natural and organic product clinically proven to recover hair, reduce scalp itch and dandruff, and improve overall hair and scalp health, with no side effects. See ad, page 13.

HEALTH FOOD STORES

NORTHWESTERN ACADEMY OF HOMEOPATHY 7104 W. Lake Street, St. Louis Park 763-746-9242 • HomeoVista.org

Homeopathy is a safe, effective path to healing. We offer low-cost homeopathic care for everyone. Clinic is staffed by advanced students and supervised by faculty.

MASTEL’S HEALTH FOODS 1526 St Clair Ave, St Paul Mastels.com • 651-690-1692

Mastel’s Health Foods is Minnesota’s oldest health and wellness store. We carry a full line of vitamins, minerals, supplements, herbs and more. We emphasize organic, biodynamic, biodegradable, holistic and hypoallergenic products and pride ourselves on stocking hard-to-find items. See ad, page 21.

SASSAFRAS HEALTH FOODS 2186 3rd St, White Bear Lake SassafrasHealthFoods.com 651-426-0101

We carry over 3,500 products for your health and wellness including essential oils and diffusers, bone broth and so much more! We have nutritionists on hand to answer your questions and we offer $10 off with every $50 purchase (excluding food). See ad, page 22.

MASSAGE DUIR MASSAGE & WELLNESS

Cindy Miller • 952-334-7657 7362 University Ave, Ste 303, Fridley DuirMassage.com I offer massage, reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology, hot stone massage and raindrop therapy for healing on all levels; physical, emotional, spiritual. New clients can receive a 60-minute massage for $40. Current/previous clients can ask about other special offers. See ad, page 11.

Silence is a source of great strength. ~Lao Tzu

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KARLA WITH A “K” MASSAGE THERAPY

NUTRITION

1103 W. Burnsville Pkwy, Ste 200, Burnsville KarlaTrammel@gmail.com • 319-535-2752 Is your body ready for a “Karla Massage?” Mention Natural Awakenings for $20 off your first massage (new clients only). I offer relaxation, rehab, sports, pre/post-natal, Aroma and more. Save even more when you sign up for a package.

AMY NADEAU FOOD AND NUTRITION Nutritional Therapist, Caterer Personal Chef and Educator ChefAmyNutrition.com • 612-239-7525

Do you suffer from digestive discomfort, brain fog, or high blood sugar? Would you like to forge a new relationship with the food you eat? Call for a free consultation and start taking control of your health through real food!

MASSAGE/STRETCHING

PERSONAL COACHING

HEALING TAJ

Theodore Rick Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) International Village Arcade Building 220 West 98th St, Suite 7, Bloomington HealingTaj.com • 763-913-6722

THE CENTER WITHIN

8120 S Penn Ave, #155, Bloomington MN Michele Rae • Michele@CenterWithin.com 612-310-8876 • CenterWithin.com Are you ready to align your personal and professional life more fully with your inner essence and passion? Michele’s intuitive and mindful coaching will support, clarify and accelerate creating a life you love. Get started with a free 20-minute phone consultation. See ad, page 18.

“I love massage, but too often it feels good temporarily and then the pain and tightness comes back again. I have found with AIS that by stretching and lengthening the fibers, almost like a yoga/massage that the pain doesn’t come back again,” Warren King.

PETS

NATURAL FOOD CO-OP

CAT CARE CLINIC

MAZOPIYA NATURAL FOOD MARKET

Susan Swanson, D.V.M. 651-429-4153 • HolisticCatClinic.com 1524 Mahtomedi Ave, Mahtomedi

2571 Credit Union Dr, Prior Lake 952-233-9140 • Mazopiya.com Offering a variety of natural, organic, and local food and products—with a focus on Native American ven-aking control of your health through dors—Mazopiya is your ticket to healthy living. Stop by our reFresh Bar, grab a to-go meal or sign up for a class today. See ad, page 2.

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Twin Cities Edition

NaturalTwinCities.com

Offering a blend of Western and Eastern medicines including; nutritional counseling, behavior counseling, Chinese herbs, acupuncture, Western herbs, essential oils, homeopathy, flower essences, nutritional supplements, chiropractic, reiki and more. See ad, page 23.

THERMOGRAPHY PICTURE MY HEALTH

6420 W Lake St (Main screening location) St. Louis Park • 952-926-2511 See website for other locations PictureMyHealth.com Offering safe breast/fullbody screenings using Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging in more than 35 locations. Functional and physiological changes can be detected in early stages with no radiation and no touching. FDA cleared. Use HSA & FSA dollars.

TRAVEL SHANNON ANDERSON

Affiliate Agent, Carrousel Travel Live4Traveling.com 763-360-4642

Let me help you find the best destination, location, hotel, flight, car, price and activities for a customized vacation experience and follow you from start to finish. If you have any problems along the way, call me, not an 800 number. See ad, page 17.

WELLNESS CENTERS PSINERGY NATURAL HEALTH & HOLISTIC WELLNESS 1553 Como Ave, St. Paul 612-217-4325 • PsinergyHealth.com

Utilizing well-defined natural wellness tools and therapies customized for you, we make holistic health easy, understandable and affordable. Our process is to help bring you back into balance while educate you along the way.


Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 5pm

MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER 1301 2nd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55403

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3 Visit up to 200 exhibitors offering the latest products, services and information for better health and fitness. 3 3 stages of free speakers! 3 Free food sampling including gluten free and food allergy awareness! 3 FREE goodie bag for the first 100 people in line! 3 Join the Back Road Kickers for dancing and lessons! 3 See KYMN & the Big Q radio with LIVE exhibitor interviews 3 Meet Dr. Chuck, head of the 45TV Institute of Laughter on KSTC

3 Demos all weekend including: yoga, martial arts, in-home fitness equipment and more! 3 The SMART place to find resources for looking your best, feeling your best and being your best! 3 Visit Staci from KS95! Spin the prize wheel for prizes! 3 Enjoy a day of pampering and product sampling with mini massages, beauty make-overs, and more! 3 Come early and stay late! There is plenty to see and do throughout the weekend!

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A free monthly print publication that focuses on natural health and holistic lifestyles for people, their pets and the planet.