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January 2019 | Broward County, FL |

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anuary’s song is typically ringing loud and clear, belting out its endless possibilities, new beginnings and opportunities to create something full and meaningful, forgiving the past, setting sights for new horizons and challenges. For some, it’s basic survival and the promise of the next meal or glass of clean water. Each of us are where we are, and each of us yearns for signs of improvement on any level, even if it’s a better container for water (see brief on page 14). This special January issue of Natural Awakenings focuses on the people behind the businesses throughout our community. Special to this annual edition is the selection of “Wellness Profiles” where business owners share who they are, the products and services they provide to the community and their philosophical approach. We get deeper views as to the expertise and commitment these providers offer and the opportunity to create our own diverse team of professionals

to assist us on our personal and/or professional journey. Ever evolving, it’s an in-the-now means to keep up with the latest being offered in terms of holistic wellbeing. Also exclusive to this month’s issue are additional services and

provider resource, up pops a map showing where the business is located and how to get there from where you are (assuming you’ve allowed your smartphone to know where you are). I love and so appreciate the fresh and useful content we receive monthly from our corporate office as well as local sources. I am continually being educated/updated on ideas and concepts that are relevant to me. Tips on improving my life and serving the planet abound within the pages of Natural Awakenings What would you title this? .on a monthly basis, year in and year out. One providers in the Community Resource such example is the tip in the article Guide section. All of these resources this month on organ health—the can also be found at Natural seemingly simple reminder to s-t-rAwakenings’ mobile app, Natural e-t-c-h my body which also stretches Awakenings (free download) and and strengthens my circulatory the Natural Awakenings National system. It’s an open invitation to smile Directory, NaturalAwakeningsmag. and feel good about taking care of our com/Natural-Awakenings/Nationalconstant traveling companion. The Directory/. These additional places tiny things we can do to improve our for resources are especially helpful lives from the inside out all add up to a if you are out and about and need a better life in which to share our peace quick reference for a particular type of and love. service. My life is comfortable; I find The mobile phone app is extremely ways to show appreciation that practical as when you find your service/ are meaningful to me and to show gratitude to our community and those that serve it with passion and purpose. Through the process of improving facets of my life (shining the stone), more light reflects, and that seems a worthy goal. It’s a metaphor for the smiles one sees across the room, knowing that my energy ripples out in a continuous fashion. Upcoming projects? Hmmm. I see more projects with children; how that manifests is yet to be determined. May the sounds of a joyful 2019 emanate from within; plan on it.

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Museum of Discovery and Science Launches SensoryFriendly Screenings

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pper cervical chiropractic doesn’t mean much to people right now but it will. There are 75,000 chiropractors in the U.S. and over 30,000 chiropractors in over 100 different countries worldwide. There are less than 300 board certified Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractors worldwide. Atlas orthogonal (A/O) chiropractic is a specialty in chiropractic much like neurology is in the medical field. A/O is an upper cervical technique that focuses on the relationship between the skull (head) to the atlas (first cervical vertebrae-C1) and how the atlas relates to the axis (C2). Skull-C1-C2 is referred to as the upper cervical area. Traditional chiropractic is beneficial but upper cervical chiropractic has achieved results where traditional chiropractic has not. Upper cervical chiropractic removes brainstem pressure, improving nerve system communication throughout the body and blood flow to the brain, and reduces muscle spasms and improves balance of the skeleton. When your atlas is in alignment, the body works as designed and you enjoy good health. Is your atlas aligned? Head on straight? Dr. Vanessa Shields-Fiore, DC, BCAO, DEM, PScD, New Life Upper Cervical Chiropractic, offers this opportunity to better health. Location: 820 S. State Rd. 7, Plantation. For more information, call 954-389-8297 and/or visit See ad page 59.


n an effort to provide an inclusive experience for all, on December 15, 2018, the Museum of Discovery and Science launched its new Sensory-Friendly Screenings at the AutoNation IMAX Theater, in Fort Lauderdale. To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the museum raises the lights, lowers the sound and shows the films in 2D. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, dance and shout. This program is endorsed by the Autism Society of Florida. For families that have children with autism, a day at the movies can be a difficult ordeal. The museum recognizes the need to offer sensory-friendly viewings and is excited to provide this all-inclusive movie-going experience. Upcoming sensory-friendly screenings include Dream Big, on January 19 and Great Bear Rainforest, on February 16. Those with special dietary needs are permitted to bring their own gluten-free snacks from home along with blankets or other small items that make them comfortable. Sensory-friendly screenings take place at 10 a.m., on the third Saturday of the month and are open to the public. Location: 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. For information and tickets, call 954-713-0930, e-mail or visit

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Women that feel highly stressed on a daily basis have a lower ability to conceive, report Boston University School of Medicine researchers. In a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, 4,769 couples that were trying to conceive were followed for a year. Those women with the highest self-reported stress were 13 percent less likely to conceive than women that reported little stress. Men being under high stress had no effect on conception, but couples were a quarter less likely to conceive if the man’s stress score was low and the woman’s was high, which the researchers termed “partner stress discordance.” In North America, about one out of four women and one out of five men of reproductive age report daily psychological stress.

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Nettle, a common roadside weed, may offer hope for sufferers of inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Research from Iran’s University of Medical Sciences tested 59 patients with inflammatory bowel disease in a 12-week, double-blind clinical trial with an extract of nettle leaf (Urtica dioica). Those receiving the nettle leaf extract had lower blood levels of the C-reactive protein inflammatory marker along with a significant improvement in their inflammatory bowel disease quality-oflife scores.

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Daily Walks Make Kids Healthier Thanks to a program called The Daily Mile, Scottish schoolchildren have shown improvements in their fitness and body composition, researchers from the universities of Edinburgh and Sterling report. Started by a teacher in 2012, the initiative encourages children to run, jog or walk around their school grounds during a 15-minute recess from classes in addition to normal activity and physical education lessons. For the study, 391 pupils between 4 and 12 years old wore accelerometers to record their activity and were checked for body fat and overall fitness. Compared to a control group, they increased their physical activity by 9.1 minutes a day, lowered sedentary time by 18.2 minutes, ran 42 yards farther and significantly lowered their body fat. “[The study] suggests that The Daily Mile is a worthwhile intervention to introduce in schools, and that it should be considered for inclusion in government policy, both at home and abroad,” says study author Colin Moran, Ph.D. To date, the Scottish Government has extended it to half of the country’s primary schools, plus nurseries, colleges, universities and businesses. The Daily Mile Foundation reports that 3,600 schools in 35 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Jamaica, the Netherlands and the U.S., have embraced the program.



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Artificial Sweeteners Harm Gut Microbes Optimism Linked to Better Heart Health Being upbeat helps heart health, reports a new review of research from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Analyzing \dozens of studies on psychological well-being involving hundreds of thousands of people, the researchers found that the most optimistic people are more likely to kick a smoking habit, exercise regularly and favor fruits and vegetables over processed meat and sugary foods. Mindfulness programs such as meditation, yoga or tai chi can help enhance optimism by reducing anxiety and stress while boosting quality of life, say the study authors. The researchers also highlighted a 2017 study that found that women in the top quarter of optimism were 40 percent less likely to die from heart disease.

Six popular artificial sweeteners approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration—aspartame, sucralose, neotame, saccharine, advantame and acesulfame potassium-k—were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes in a new paper published in Molecules. Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University tested each sweetener along with 10 sports drinks that contained them. They discovered that otherwise healthy bacteria found in the digestive system became toxic when they came into contact with even one mg/ml (less than onehundredth of a teaspoon) of the artificial sweeteners.


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Great Pacific Garbage Patch Out of Control

Meatless Munchies

Vegan Beer Hall Highlights Plant-Based Food People relying on plant-based diets can find it challenging to honor their philosophies when enjoying a night out in a beer hall. But in Quincy, Massachusetts, the tavern Rewild is giving hope to those that want to get a little buzzed and still trust the menu. Owner Pat McAuley is working with chef Will Hernandez to offer vegan food at affordable prices. McAuley says, “There’s no other place in Massachusetts that you can go have a few beers, hang out with friends and eat plantbased food. My primary goal of the whole project is to just bring plant-based food in a social and fun way.”

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The Problem With Bottled Water Is the Bottle

One million plastic bottles are sold around the world each minute. Most are used for bottled water, and most end up in the trash. As demand grows, especially in China, so does the bottle problem. According to environmental watchdog Euromonitor, if the present rate of consumption is not reduced, humans will use an estimated half a trillion plastic bottles a year by 2021. The French mineral water brand Evian is part of the problem, but is working on a plan to address it through a new approach. The company plans to use 100 percent recycled plastic by 2025 and to partner with a nonprofit focused on collecting ocean plastic.

Nature Finds a Way

Frogs and toads are returning in parts of Panama after a deadly fungal disease devastated amphibians in Central America from 2004 to 2007. New research shows that evolution may have saved the day. In El Cope, at least four species disappeared, including the red-striped Rio San Juan robber frog. Four other species lost at least 88 percent of their populations. They are still infected with the fungus, but are alive and increasing in numbers, according to a new study in the journal Science. Studies have shown that as bad as disease outbreaks get, they play a tiny role in species extinction, notes Andrew Blaustein, at Oregon State University, who wasn’t part of the current study. Evolution allows species to resist completely succumbing to the nastiest diseases, “So, yes, there is hope.” 14

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In the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California, the 80,000-ton Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing. Encompassing 600,000 square miles, the world’s largest such dump is twice the size of Texas, according to a three-year mapping effort by eight organizations. “To solve a problem, we need to understand it first,” says Boyan Slat, CEO of Dutch-based nonprofit The Ocean Cleanup. “The bad part is that there is more [there] than what we thought. The good part is that most of the plastic is still large objects. Just 8 percent of the plastic is micro plastic. It’s not too late to do something about it.” Fishing gear comprises an estimated half of the debris. The Ocean Cleanup intends to capture, concentrate and ship the materials from the patch back to land.


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Monstrous Morass

What are Your 2019 Health Goals?

by Dr. Yolanda Cintron

Detox and Heal


t is a new year, filled with new hopes and new resolutions. If you have been reading my articles monthly, please keep following along at DrYolie. com and subscribe for more content. I am sure you know what to do in order to live a healthy life: Eat well and exercise; connect to God, living a purposeful life, forgiving and loving yourself and others. I suggest true detoxification starts in the mouth. Become aware of all the toxicity that you may have in the bucket of life (mental, spiritual, physical, genetic). You can start by removing the toxicity in your mouth. Remember that every tooth is associated with an energy meridian. In turn, it’s going to connect to a specific organ and system. Why is it that we struggle with the promises that we make with ourselves? Even the most disciplined people struggle. Part of it is that we are creatures of habit, programmed by our family of origin and the media; like sheep, we follow that to which we are exposed. We must pray to simplify our lives and plan ahead in 2019. Plan your days; plan your week, your month; time management will really help you implement new goals. We need to declutter our lives—let go of what is not good; have new plans of new social circles filled with people who are like-minded, wanting to have a simpler life. Allow yourself to have a margin of time every day to be flexible to hear from God—that inner voice to guide you—then you will have time to review your health goals. Let’s do it together and support each other. On a daily basis in our practice,

we meet people who are struggling with their health. Many doctors are becoming very strict, not taking a patient who hasn’t had their mouth detoxified (amalgam fillings removed) because the outcome of their treatment will not be successful. We see many people referred by their family or health providers who know that overall health starts in the mouth. The teeth and gums are part of the body’s system, not just tools for shredding food. When teeth are diseased, it affects other organs and bodily functions. Many diseases are caused by dental problems. This past year we treated patients with all kinds of cancers, neurological conditions, MS, Parkinson’s, seizures, ADD, dementia, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attacks, stents, etc. More people are becoming aware that their dental health— removing heavy metals and mercury from the mouth properly—is crucial for their recovery. Conventional dentistry began using mercury in dental amalgam fillings 150 years ago. It was cheap and simple to use compared to gold and other materials. Heavy metals affect the immune system because they get released into the body and block your body’s regulatory function creating

endless inflammation. So let’s clean up the mess properly, get your immune system released from all the unnecessary attacks and start a new year with strength and clarity of mind. I am here to support your health goals for 2019! **Health Professionals: Please contact us if you are interested in having Dr. Yolie speak to your patients about oral detoxification and comprehensive dentistry or work with you to get your patients healthy from the inside out. We can only help others heal fully if we work together. For a consultation or appointment with Dr. Yolie, call 954-938-4599 or email For more info on comprehensive dentistry, visit and subscribe. To view our work and learn more about what we offer our patients, visit GoNaturalDentistry. com. See ad page 42. Next month we will discuss the newest findings on how electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and fillings affect your health. Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. ~ Matthew 9:35

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Smart Trash

Baltimore Rolls Out Sensor-Equipped Bins Baltimore is spending $15 million to deploy 4,000 sensorequipped trash receptacles that signal when they need emptying to increase collection efficiency. “The cans come with Wi-Fi; we will utilize this capability to allow the can to transmit information, including how full it is, so we can offer as-needed servicing of the cans,” says Jeffrey Raymond, with the Baltimore Department of Public Works. The solarpowered trash receptacles are manufactured by Ecube Labs, with offices in Los Angeles and South Korea. The company is installing its CleanCUBE bins across Baltimore in three stages, starting with 150 units in the South Baltimore gateway/casino area.

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High-Tech Instant Homes on Horizon A 3-D printed home can be built in less than 24 hours at a cost of $10,000. Developers hope to cut it to $4,000 to help families living in poverty or other unsafe conditions. New Story, a housing charity organization, and ICON, a construction tech company, have partnered to try ending global homelessness. Being able to lock the door and have a safe shelter can be elusive. An entire community of printed homes is planned for construction in El Salvador. The 650-square-foot, proof-of-concept prototype— containing a living room, small office, one bedroom and one bathroom—was built in Austin, Texas. Human workers installed the windows, doors, plumbing and electrical systems. ICON staff will use the home as an office to test its durability.

Dogs Help Restore Burnt Forests in Chile Forest fires in Chile ravaged vast swathes of land in 2017, burning sturdy older trees in the El Maule region. Since then, three border collies belonging to Francisca Torres, a member of the environmental nonprofit Pewos, have been wandering through the charred remains with special satchels that spray seeds as they run to sow seedlings, grass and flowers. A major goal is for animals that fled the fires to return. “The main thing is for the fauna to be able to live,” says Torres. She says the dogs, bred to herd sheep, are smart and fast, covering a much larger area than a human could on foot.

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Cork is both recyclable and renewable because it regenerates its bark after harvesting, which causes no harm to trees. Durable cork can be found in the flooring of the Library of Congress and as an insulator for space shuttles. It’s also a waterproof, abrasion-resistant fire retardant and acoustic insulator with odor and humidity-controlling and acoustic sound-dampening applications. In Portugal, the world’s largest producer, the outer skin regrows in time for the next harvest. The stripped trees absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide and release more oxygen, so Portugal’s cork forests, or montados, are often referred to as the “lungs” of the environment. 16

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Fins from up to 73-million sharks end up in the global fin trade every year. Shark finning is a wasteful and inhumane practice in which a shark’s fins are cut off and the body discarded at sea to drown. This can include threatened and endangered species. While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, fins are still bought and sold here. Florida is the leading importer of shark fins in the U.S. and some restaurants still sell shark fin soup. Oceana, an international ocean conservation organization, asserts that a nationwide ban on the sale of shark fins is the best way to ensure that the U.S. is not supporting shark finning and protect sharks around the world. Oceana has been working on The Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act (H.R. 1456/S. 793) which has over 260 cosponsors in the House and Senate and has been endorsed

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by more than 500 businesses and organizations. If Congress passes this bill, it will remove the U.S. from this devastating trade. To sign Oceana’s online petition, go to You can also follow Oceana Florida’s Instagram and Facebook page “Oceana Florida” to find out the remaining members of Congress to call. Submitted by Catherine Uden, South Florida campaign organizer,,

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Secret Ingredients New Film Shares Stories of Hope and Healing A new feature-length documentary, Secret Ingredients, makes a compelling case for why organic foods may be the key to unlocking better health and reversing chronic illnesses ranging

from asthma to autism. The film shares the uplifting stories of individuals and families that overcame their struggles with digestive problems, allergies, skin conditions and infertility after eliminating genetically modified (GMO) crops and agricultural toxins from their diets. “This gives tremendous hope for those suffering from chronic disorders in that simply switching to an organic diet may improve their quality of life,” says Jeffrey Smith, who produced and co-directed the film with awardwinning filmmaker Amy Hart. “We hope the film will create an organized tsunami driving millions of people to better living through healthy eating.” Secret Ingredients includes testimonies from physicians and scientists that explain how GMOs, Monsanto’s ubiquitous Roundup herbicide and other pesticides can disrupt our biological systems and compromise our health. “More than 200 studies show the links between GMOs and poor health,” says Smith, “while Roundup and other toxic

applications have been proven to damage mitochondria, disrupt the gut biome, throw off hormones, and promote tumors and birth defects.” The film builds on the groundbreaking research that went into Smith’s prior feature-length documentary Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives, which looked at genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the U.S. Visit SecretIngredientsMovie. com for a trailer and schedule of screenings. Smith’s companion site features a free online conference that shares research-based recommendations on how to protect against and heal from exposure to GMOs and pesticides.

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dvanced Dental Wellness is a cosmetic, biological dental wellness center with a holistic approach. They believe there is a systemic connection between the mouth and the entire body and, to that end, use the safest protocols and latest technologies to ensure their patients are well protected while becoming healthier overall.

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Bio-compatible Dentistry; Mercury-safe Dentistry; Zirconia Implants; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment; Dental Ozone Therapy; Laser Gum Treatment; Micro-needle and PRF technology for skin, gum, extraction sites for faster and more natural healing.

Nina Presman


nti-Aging Center of Boca specializes in taking years off your face and body. Using Acoustic Lipoliser, developed specifically to remove fat cells by turning them into liquid form, a body sculpting specialist can make any person look the way he or she wants to look. We guarantee removal of 2 to 6 inches in just one treatment—or no charge!

Services offered: Non-invasive Face Lift; Body Sculpting and

Contouring; Acupuncture; Facials; Waxing; Eyelash Extensions; Permanent Makeup; Microblading

Areas of specialty: Saggy skin on face and body; turkey neck;

Areas of specialty: Non-invasive, mercury-safe dentistry; gen-

jowls; wrinkles; crepey skin on the arms; fat on arms; abdominal fat; love handles; upper back fat; hips; cellulite and fat on the thighs, knees, buttocks and legs

Philosophical approach: The main goal for Advanced Dental

Philosophical approach: Without invasive surgery, injections or other painful procedures, Ageless Body Sculpting Plus takes years off your face and body. See ad pages 43 and 59.

eral cosmetic laser; ozone dentistry; Invisalign; TMJ; sleep apnea; metal-free zirconia implants

Wellness is to provide the optimal quality in holistic dental care to their patients, helping them achieve overall health and wellbeing along with an adorable smile. See ad pages 17 and 61.

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Hepsharat Amadi, M.D., L.Ac.

Dr. Amadi’s Wholistic Health Center

u 10189 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs FL 33065 u 954-757-0064 (o) • (patient contact) • (speaking engagements) •


r. Amadi is a family physician who approaches health care wholistically. Her practice balances the body naturally through lifestyle, nutrition, herbs, detoxification, homeopathy and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Dr Amadi assesses and treats her patients using the quantum bio-feedback machine which detects and treats electromagnetic changes in body function (which precede biochemical and physical changes). She is also certified to be able to recommend and order appropriate patients for medical cannabis.

Services offered: Quantum Bio-Feedback; Bio-Identical Hor-

mone Replacement Therapy; Lifestyle and Nutrition Counseling; Testing for Biocompatibility for patients of supplements, medications and remedies. Products offered include Nutritional Supplements; Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies; BEMER Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy which helps to restore the body’s circulation; Ionic Detoxification Footbaths; Avalon Light Therapy; Stress Reduction Therapies

Areas of specialty: Any variety of diseases that conventional

family practitioners would manage including her specialties of psychoneuroimmunology, endocrinology, bio-identical hormone replacement and medical marijuana.

Philosophy on healing: Dr. Amadi believes that the shared goal of a natural approach to balancing the body as well as clear communication between her, the patient and their team of other health care providers is key to achieving optimal results. Dr. Amadi is a certified public speaker, available to speak on health care topics, including bio-identical hormone replacement and natural hormone balancing strategies. See ad pages 8 and 71.


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Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (ATOM) Johanna Yen, Lic. AP, M.D. (China), President of ATOM u 100 E. Broward Blvd., Ste. 100 Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 u 954-763-9840 •


r. Johanna Yen is the founder and president of the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (ATOM), the only Traditional Chinese Medicine College in Broward County. She was a medical doctor in China specializing in OB/GYN and is a licensed acupuncturist in Florida. She opened the college 24 years ago as a non-profit school simply because, “America has given me a lot. I have to give back to the community. I want my own country’s culture and treatment to work for American people.” The college has grown from 10 students to over 150 students. Students must pass four national board exams in order to get licensed in Florida.

Services offered: ATOM offers a Master’s Degree and a Doctor-

al Degree in Oriental Medicine. Their Intern Clinic offers services and is open to the public. All students are supervised by licensed acupuncture physicians.

Areas of specialty: acupuncture can treat back, neck and shoulder pain; migraines; arthritis; fibromyalgia; asthma; bronchitis; IBS; acid reflux; infertility; PMS; menopause; PTSD; depression/ anxiety; adjunct to cancer therapy; and much more

Philosophy on healing: Dr. Yen and ATOM are dedicated to the education of acupuncture practitioners. ATOM students are motivated by a genuine desire to heal body, mind and spirit. Students learn that the Qi is the life-giving energy that circulates throughout the entire body and enables the body to function properly; when flowing unimpeded, it assists the body in naturally self-correcting any imbalances. See ad pages 61 and back cover.

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Burton Chiropractic

u 3000 N. Federal Hwy., Ste. 5 Fort Lauderdale FL 33306 u 954-870-0508 (c) •

u 7800 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Ste. 110-D Sunrise FL 33351 u 954-742-0332 • •



reathe Meditation was created to offer a haven of peace for those seeking refuge and solutions for: overwhelm, high-speed days or anxiety; an overactive mind that spends too much energy planning or worrying; and for those who sense a spiritual longing to nurture and nourish the calling of their soul.

Services offered: Relaxation Classes; Yoga Nidra; Slow, Mindful Yoga; Yogic Meditation (mindfulness and more); Pranayama; Therapeutic Breathing; certified HeartMath stress and resiliency training. Areas of specialty: Relaxation; Yoga Nidra; therapeutic breathing; yogic meditation; pranayama, stress management. Customdesigned programs for businesses.

Philosophical approach: We believe life is only complete when there is space to breathe, to be fully present in most moments, where action is balanced with stillness, doing with being, giving with receiving, when we periodically empty that which is full. To come into wholeness, we recommend self-energy healing practices and neuroscience-based techniques to dissolve trapped emotions, shift unhealthy thought patterns and unleash the power within so we thrive in all areas of life. Breathe offers a safe space to do this. Let us guide you beyond mindfulness–through the door of inner peace to the deeper spiritual connection that lies on the other side. See ad page 68.

Bernard S. Burton, DC, PA


r. Bernard Burton has been practicing chiropractic, acupuncture and nutrition in the Plantation/ Sunrise area since 1995. Prior to becoming a chiropractor, he was a materials engineer, having graduated with honors in 1979, from the University of Florida. That understanding of the inner workings of metals and the fusing of different materials to create a new product gave him a greater clarity of how the different parts of the human body work together to create the whole. He used that knowledge during his time at Life Chiropractic College, and in 1993 graduated the top of his class as valedictorian. His passion for holistic health care led him to become one of the earliest certified clinical nutritionists in Florida. He utilizes a variety of approaches and modalities to make sure each of his patients receives the best care for their unique problem. His website includes conditions, testimonials and approaches he uses to treat conditions.

Services offered: Chiropractic Techniques–Applied Kine-

siology; Sacro-occipital technique; Active Release Technique; Activator; Graston (instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization); Flexion/Distraction; Craniopathy • Acupuncture–Needles; Electro-Acupuncture; Laser-Acupuncture • Clinical Nutrition–Muscle Testing; Lab Testing; DNA Evaluation of Biochemical Pathways • Aesthetics–Laser Fat Loss (Low Level Light Therapy) • Homeopathic Remedies and Nutritional Products • Massage Therapy; Mechanical Traction; Class IV Laser

Areas of specialty: headaches; disc herniation; low back pain;

neck pain; radiculopathy; peripheral neuropathy; jaw pain–temporomandibular disorder (TMD); carpal tunnel; tennis elbow; shoulder pain; hip pain; knee pain; ankle pain; plantar fasciitis; chronic fatigue; digestive issues; GERD; irritable bowel syndrome; fibromyalgia; adrenal fatigue

Philosophy on healing: Dr. Burton’s philosophy has always been to give the best possible patient care. Patients typically seek treatment for pain, so he uses the best methods for reducing their pain as quickly and safely as possible. He uses chiropractic methods to reduce subluxation and fixation of the joints, acupuncture to reduce inflammatory response—which can hinder healing— Applied Kinesiology to determine and treat muscle imbalances and weaknesses and Active Release Technique to remove adhesions to the soft tissues and nerve entrapments. Once the pain is reduced, the underlying causes can then be treated. Dr. Burton does just that to make sure each of his patients leave healthy, safe and happy. See ad page 59.

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Aurel Chebanu, DMD, PhD Integrated Dental Center u 333 NW 70th Ave., Ste. 207 Plantation FL 33317 u 954-792-6266 (o) • •


r. Aurel Chebanu is one of the few dentists in the tri-county area that offers safe removal of amalgam fillings following the protocols of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Dr. Chebanu recognizes the importance of natural therapies and health solutions. His office provides a mercury free, fluoride free, latex free environment that takes the patients overall health into consideration. Biocompatibility testing for dental materials is also available.

Services offered: Biocompatible and Holistic Dentistry, Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Periodontal Services, TMJ Disorders, Sedation Dentistry, NonSurgical Facial Rejuvenation

Areas of specialty: Biocompatibility and sensitivity issues;

Restoring the dentition using the latest biological regenerative technologies through implants and tissue regeneration; Treatment of TMJ disorders using various oral prosthetics and therapeutic therapies; Sedation dentistry with oral sedatives or IV medications; Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation using Platelet Rich Growth Factors, hyaluronic acid based fillers, and PDO thread lifting procedures.

Philosophical approach: The goal of achieving harmony and balance for general and dental health is a top priority for Dr. Chebanu. His office encourages an open line of communication and focuses on personal attention and patient education. His patients are his most important asset and he strives to form long lasting, trusting relationships. See ad pages 57 and 62.


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Joan E. Childs, LCSW Joan E. Childs, LCSW, Inc.

u 2500 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Ste. 503 Hallandale FL 33009 u 1040 Bayview Dr., Ste. 408, Fort Lauderdale 33304 u 954-568-1004 (o) u 954-854-7764 (c) • •


oan E. Childs, LCSW is a nationally recognized therapist. She authored two books: The Myth of the Maiden: On Being a Woman and Why Did She Jump? Childs lectures and delivers inspirational keynote addresses for corporations, organizations, associations and universities.

Services offered: Hypnosis; Master Level Neuro-linguistic Programmer; Master Level EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming); Gestalt Therapy; Inner Child Work; Certified Grief Counselor; Master Class graduate of EcCT, (Encounter-centered Couples Therapy); PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills). Areas of specialty: expert in second stage recovery, inner child work, individual and couples therapy, mind-body-spiritual connection, hypnosis, meditation, stress management, and mindfulness. Childs offers multi-day intensives for healing family of origin wounds.

Philosophical approach: to eliminate shame and guilt from mental illness and provide therapy, information, hope and courage to families struggling with its effects. She helps couples heal from the polluted relational space they have created over time and gives them new ways to communicate and reconnect to restore a sacred space in their relationship. Childs states, “I have had my own tragedies to overcome and lost a daughter, who leaped to her death after struggling with bipolar disorder. I believe that a therapist can only take a client as far as they themselves have gone. By morphing my pain into passion and purpose and helping others, I continue to help myself.” See ad page 60.

A Colon Care Center

Donald Curry

u 837 SE 9 St., Deerfield Beach FL 33441 u 954-421-0703 (o) u 954-695-6595 (c) •

u Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, FL u 561-827-5315 •

Michele Miglino, mm18325, ma0007506

Certified Advanced Rolfer


on Curry is an advanced Rolfer and educator, practicing in South Florida since 1978. He was an instructor for the Foundations of Bodywork class at the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and taught structural bodywork in Germany with the Royster Institute. He has offices in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.


ichelle Miglino, licensed massage therapist (LMT) and colon hydrotherapist since 1986, became an LMT to perform Colon Hydrotherapy. She believes in doing one thing and doing it well. For her, it has never been a chore to go to work. She sees it as a pleasure to support her clients in their quest for improved health. Over the years, chiropractors and other doctors have referred patients to her for treatment as part of a comprehensive program of well-being. In her 30-plus years, she has worked with a diverse clientele, including those with digestive discomfort, constipation issues, cleansing needs, autoimmune disorders, HIV, chronic headaches and general malaise. Miglino is proud of her referral network as clients have referred their friends and family to her and over the years she has satisfactorily treated multiple generations. She is always open and available for discussion.

Services offered: Colon Hydrotherapy (along with some nutritional information)

Areas of specialty: Colon cleansing and assisting my clients in their quest for health improvement

Philosophical approach: Knowledge is no good if we can’t share it. I learn from you, and I trust you learn from me. See ad page 59.

Services offered: Structural Bodywork; The Rolfing Series; Advanced Rolfing Sessions; Postural Alignment Areas of specialty: Pain relief; sports injury; sports performance; healthy aging

Philosophical approach: According to Dr. Ida P. Rolf, “If a person feels insecure, they probably are.” We don’t just have a body, we are a body. The body is the medium through which we experience life and affect the world. Our physical, emotional and characterological structures are expressed in our posture and movement. Our bodies bear the history of our traumas. Bodily pain, limitation and lack of energy occur simultaneously as limitation in our emotions and character. Moving the body to balance, support and openness supports an increased balance and openness in all areas of our life. Touch is preverbal; it cannot be resisted by logical arguments or justifications. Bringing the body to coherence is an ingenious and effective way to increase harmony in one’s life. See ad pages 44 and 69.

Face Yoga uses facial exercises to naturally lift, tone and smooth the muscles of the face without surgery, chemicals or fillers. • South Florida’s only Certified Face Yoga Method Teacher • Group and private classes • Recently featured on NBC6 and ABC25

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Deep Roots Family Wellness

Christal DeHay, AP, DOM, Dipl. Acu. (NCCAOM) u 9532 Griffin Rd., Cooper City FL 33328 u 954-434-1800 (o) • •


eep Roots Family Wellness (formerly Cooper City Chiropractic) is proud to offer whole family wellness. This multidisciplinary practice of highly skilled specialists in natural medicine includes Christal DeHay, AP, DOM, specializing in acupuncture, homeopathy and herbal and nutritional medicine; Diane DeHay, BHN, specializing in holistic nutrition, iridology and detoxification; Dr. Patrick Helma, DC, diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians; and offering pregnancy and postnatal massage as well as providing relaxation and deep tissue therapy.

Services offered: Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Iridology, Holistic Nutrition, Homeopathy, Herbal Therapy, Functional Medicine, Detoxification, Massage Therapy

Areas of specialty: Fertility, IVF/IUI assist with acupuncture;

Kelly Doyle, Owner, Director Thermae Retreat

u Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach FL u 954-604-7930 • •


n entrepreneur since the age of 10, for almost two decades Kelly Doyle has been in the health and fitness industry, first behind the scenes in marketing then owning Pilates studios. After assisting clients with their physical health for 16 years, Doyle became more interested in whole-body wellness. She spent a year researching spas on both the east and west coasts; in the summer of 2012 she went to Belgium and stayed with an enlightened woman, spending her days and nights at a wellness retreat in Holland, learning about the benefits of saunas and spending time in silence. She returned a different person, living in presence and awakened. Doyle knew she needed to open a place for people to experience their own journey and get them on a path to finding their life’s true purpose.

Wellness services: Infrared and Finnish Saunas; Detoxing Clays and Full Body Exfoliation; Custom Massage Therapy; Biodynamic Organic Facials; Energy Medicine including: Acupuncture, Shamanic Healing, Quantum Healing, Raindrop Therapy, Meditation, Hydrotherapy and Semi-Private/Private Pilates. Retreat Memberships available.

natural pregnancy and postpartum care; hormonal imbalance; common infant and childhood illnesses; acute or chronic pain; sports injury; fatigue; insomnia; anxiety; diabetes; high blood pressure; migraines

Areas of specialty: Giving people a space to relax, heal, cleanse

Philosophy on healing: The body contains all the information it needs to correct the imbalances which lead to disease. With the appropriate support and a little help from nature, it can find the way back into balance, leading you toward your most healthy and vibrant state of being. See Deep Roots as your #1 choice for 100 percent natural medicine and compassionate holistic care. See ad page 71.

Philosophical approach: Ego says, “Once everything falls into place I will feel peace.” Spirit says, “Once I feel peace, everything will fall into place.” ~ Marianne Williamson

and awaken. We are a tribe of therapists, practitioners and dedicated people who assist you daily in finding stillness, true health and clarity.

At Thermae, we believe you must have mind, body, spirit and emotional balance to truly feel joy and truly be healthy. See ad pages 13 and 61.

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Go Natural Dentistry Dr. Yolanda Cintron

u 2021 E. Commercial Blvd., Ste. 208 Fort Lauderdale FL 33486 u 954-938-4599 • •


o Natural Dentistry is a biological holistic dental practice. A biological dentist recognizes the link between oral health and general health. Dr. Yolanda Cintron acknowledges that diseases and materials in the mouth can have a lasting impact on the other systems in the body.

Wellness services: Amalgam Removal; Full Mouth Rejuvenation; Crowns and Bridges; Laser Dentistry; Sedation Dentistry; Plasma Rich Growth Factor; Root Canal Removal; and much more Areas of specialty: Concentration is on patients who seek a holistic experience, including those with chronic illness and cancer as well as those wanting full mouth reconstruction and removal of toxic chemicals replaced with materials that are 100% compatible with the body.

Philosophy on healing: Dr. Cintron states she is God’s instrument to get you healthy. She has dedicated her entire career to learning the best technologies to provide her patients a holistic biological experience. It isn’t just about the teeth—it is about overall health—and she is committed to helping each patient attain this goal. “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.” ~ Colossians 3:23 NKJV See ad pages 15, 42 and 63.

Healing Essence Studio Julia Caira, LMT, CHTP, Reiki Master, Certified Aromatherapist u 3081 E. Commercial Blvd., # 103 Fort Lauderdale FL 33308 u 954-868-3505 • •


ulia Caira, LMT, CHTP, Reiki master and certified aromatherapist, opened Healing Essence Studio 10 years ago after realizing the therapeutic impact blending spiritual healing with massage had on the body. The studio recently expanded to include workshops for energy healing as well as a metaphysical boutique.

Services offered: Healing Essence

Studio provides a variety of services that include but are not limited to: personalized massage, shamanic energy healing, Reiki, workshops and monthly drum circle gatherings. New this year, Caira hosts spiritual holistic fairs which consist of experts ranging from astrologers, intuitives and angel and cinnamon readers to shamanic healers, quantum light reflexologists and hypnotists. Personalized services are by appointment only. Sessions typically last 1 to 2 hours.

Areas of specialty: Energy healing, oncology massage, lym-

phatic drainage for pain management and Reiki/healing touch with a primary focus on helping women. Caira also teaches aromatherapy, Reiki and chakra balancing utilizing crystals.

Philosophical approach: The philosophy at Healing Essence Studio is heart-centered therapy to the highest degree of Love. Caira is dedicated to promoting health and healing through one’s own energy. The aura influences everything from mental and spiritual to physical well-being. As a facilitator, Caira’s mission is to provide a sacred, relaxing environment where women feel safe and leave empowered. See ad pages 19 and 70.

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Healthy Transformations Louise Gomez

u 407-459-2128 (c) • •

Dr. Iqbal Nazir Homeopathy Cure

u 599 NW 130th Way, Pembroke Pines FL 33028 u 954-226-3652 (o) • •



r. Iqbal Nazir is a specialist in Homeopathy, serving the local community and other states. He has patients in New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, New Orleans, Nevada, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Anchorage, Alaska. is passionate about educating people to be in the drivers’ seat insofar as learning the availability of today’s cutting edge products and devices.

Services offered: Breakthrough

products proven to drastically reduce oxidative stress levels (the cause of most disease processes) and empower the body to create its own antioxidants. BEMER Therapy devices or sessions to improve microcirculation in the blood, proven to help alleviate symptoms of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic ailments. Kangen water, full of antioxidants (because of the electrolysis process), produces water up to 11.5 pH—an ideal way to maintain an alkaline state.

Areas of specialty: Many people are wanting natural remedies to improve or combat the signs of aging, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, Lyme disease, etc. Significant improvements have occurred by using groundbreaking devices or products. Many case studies have proven successful and can be reviewed on pubmed. gov.

Philosophical approach: Educating people so they can be proactive with their healthcare in a more natural, noninvasive manner. First and foremost is believing that you have the power to create health in your body if you so desire, then taking the action steps to do so with the benefit of the most cutting edge products and devices available. See ad pages 27 and 59.

Homeopathy deals with natural medicine; 85% of homeopathic remedies are derived from medicinal plants, 10% from mineral salts and 5% animal sources. These medicines are safe to use and have no side effects They can be prescribed to infants and pregnant women. Homeopathic medicines are used extensively throughout the UK, Germany, France, Australia, Sweden, India, Pakistan and many Asian and European countries.

Services offered: Homeopathic Medicines prescribed are cus-

tomized and compounded specifically to suit the symptoms and disease per individual thereby making them optimally effective.

Areas of specialty: Dr. Nazir has compounded a variety of

homeopathic remedies extremely effective for depression; anxiety; panic attacks; hemorrhoids; acid reflux; prostate; sinus; allergies; lower back pain; knee pain; joint pain; numbness of limbs; poor circulation; HPV; adrenal support; thyroid support

Philosophy on healing: Dr. Nazir’s approach is to find the root cause of problems rather than to suppress the symptoms. The human body has a “Healing Itself ” power (which shuts down when taking toxic and harsh chemicals). Homeopathic medicine restores that Healing Power. See ad page 67.

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Pembroke Holistic Center Physical Health Complex Gloria Moreira, MMSc, LAc, ABAAHP

u 1806 N. Flamingo Rd. #105, Pembroke Pines FL 33028 u 954-501-2208 (o) u305-328-8323 (f) • •


ince 2004, Pembroke Holistic has been serving the community providing cuttingedge nutritional and natural treatments for many common health issues. Prevention is key. Gloria Moreira is a Florida State Licensed and NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncture Physician holding two prestigious Master’s Degrees, one from USF Morsani School of Medicine in Metabolic Nutrition and Regenerative Medicine and the other in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her unique education gives her a truly integrative approach to health. Her Master’s thesis from Morsani is entitled “PCOS - A Complex Clinical Presentation” in which she presents a successfully treated case study. She has done extensive teaching and lecturing on various health topics within the community and is an adjunct professor at Miami-Dade Community College.

Services offered: Functional Medicine; Allergy and Immunology (including food sensitivities); Nutritional Evaluation; Fertility Enhancement; ProLon Fasting-Mimicking Diet; Nutrigenomics Analysis/Consult; Hypno-imagery and Guided Meditation; Acupuncture/ Cupping; Ear (auricular) Acupuncture; Herbal Therapy; Weight Loss Areas of specialty: Endocrine disorders; Diabetes and coronary heart disease; Emotional and mental disorders; Autoimmune diseases; Cognitive function; Digestive disorders; Chronic fatigue

Philosophical approach: At Pembroke Holistic Center our

mission statement is “To combine modern functional medicine with time-proven naturopathic medicine for optimization of physical health as a platform for spiritual, emotional and intellectual growth.” We believe the body has an innate ability for selfhealing once obstacles are identified and the body receives what it needs or is lacking. See ad page 7 and 65.

Sandra K. Herrington, OMD, RN, BSc, LMT/CT u 2544 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale FL 33305 u 954-566-0444 (o) • •


hysical Health Complex (PHC) was established in 1964 as a colon hydrotherapy referral clinic specializing in digestion, bowel and nutritionally based illnesses. Since 1985, PHC has been under the leadership of Dr. Sandra Herrington, a former nurse/midwife, well known as a colon irrigation/bowel rehabilitation specialist, acupuncture/oriental medicine physician and nutrition educator. The addition of a natural medicine physician and professor of holistic nutrition with expertise and specialized training in environmental medicine, holistic oncology and adrenal/hormonal issues expanded PHC’s scope of care offered to the community. Additionally, with PHC massage therapists trained in stress, pain and dysfunction reduction, goals of health and harmony are more achievable.

Services offered: Colon Irrigation; Bowel Rehabilitation; Main-

tenance Programs. Acupuncture; Moxa. Massage-Craniosacral; Somato-emotional Release; Neuromuscular. Advanced diagnostics for blood (not drawn on site), stool, urine, saliva. Nutritional and Dietary guidance. Breast and Whole Body Thermography (off site). Herbs, Homeopathics, Natural Remedies (by prescription)

Areas of specialty: colon hydrotherapy; expertise in obstinate

constipation, impactions, pre-surgery, barium and colonoscopy cleansing; detoxification protocols; Hirschsprung’s, megacolon, IBS, celiac, SIBO, reflux, PMS, candida, mold toxicity, Lyme disease, wasting syndromes

Philosophical approach: For 54 years, your wellness has been our first priority and it will continue to be so. See ad pages 34, 59 and 61.

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The Salt Box

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Fredda Rosenbaum, DDS Ieshy Pereira DMD Holistic, Sedation and General Dentistry u 2925 Aventura Blvd., Ste. 201 Aventura FL 33180 u 305-933-3350 (o) •


r. Rosenbaum’s office began serving south Florida in 1988. Her holistic practice focuses on using the highest quality and safest materials available in dentistry today. They strive to recognize and treat each individual’s special circumstances with kindness and compassion.

Services offered: Their practice

includes most aspects of general dentistry and is recognized for allporcelain crowns and bridges; safe removal of mercury fillings; evaluation of root canal teeth and their extractions; implant placement and restoration (both titanium and zirconia); ozone therapy; non-surgical periodontal therapy; and home care education second to none.

Areas of specialty: Heavy metal toxicity, teeth and health connections, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)

Philosophy on healing: They believe in dentistry that respects

the body’s immune system and each patient’s current health status. They respect their patients’ diverse philosophical beliefs which are seen reflected in dietary, medical and dental choices, and honor the diversity and opportunity to learn from their patients as well as teach them. They are excited with Dr. Ieshy Pereira joining their team, bringing a wealth of experience along with a holistic lifestyle and philosophy to her dentistry. See ad pages 47 and 62.

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Jessi Powell, Owner

u 6710 Parkside Dr., Parkland FL 33067 u 954-906-5985 (o) u 954-461-7849 (c) • •


he Salt Box is a salt therapy wellness spa that provides holistic salt therapy. Founded in 2015 by Jessi and Brian Powell, it started out of, and continues to be driven, by love. Their 6 year old daughter suffered with respiratory conditions at the age of 18 months and found amazing relief from salt therapy. Having experienced the benefits, they wanted to bring it closer to home and within the reach of people in their community. Since then, they have been providing this all-natural, holistic approach to residents of Parkland and surrounding communities. People have found relief from respiratory and skin conditions and a boost in immunity, relaxation and wellness.

Services offered: Salt Salt therapy for all ages, including adult

therapy, children’s therapy and a private salt bed. The first session is just $15. (Call for appointment)

Areas of specialty: Salt therapy improves general wellness and

may improve acne; allergies; asthma; athletic performance; bronchitis; cold & flu; COPD; cystic fibrosis; dermatitis; ear infections; eczema; emphysema; pneumonia; psoriasis; pulmonary fibrosis; sinusitis; snoring; stress and fatigue; and more.

Philosophical approach: The Salt Box offers people of all ages and levels of health an environment to indulge in relaxation while simultaneously boosting their well-being. It is a pocket of the universe where clients are treated like family, stress disappears and health is prioritized. See ad page 65.

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Dr. Vanessa Shields-Fiore Dr. Gary Snyder New Life Upper Cervical Chiropractic u 820 S. State Road 7, Plantation FL 33317 u 954-389-8297 (o) u 954-829-4322 (c) • •

Services offered: Upper Cervical Chiropractic; Lightforce Extremity Adjusting; Applied Kinesiology; Wholefood Nutrition; The Emotion Code; Myofascial Release; Energy Medicine; Essential Oils; Kangen and Nikken products; Lux; Smart Step; Biomat Areas of specialty: Acute and chronic pain and wellness care. Correcting the Atlas alignment and removing brainstem pressure will help improve all systems in the body.

Philosophical approach:

I look at the body differently than most. Not only do I want to help restore and maintain balance among the three physical aspects of health—structural, chemical, emotional—but keeping your energy systems flowing and vibrant will also improve your physical body. Combining ancient wisdom with modern technology to create everyday miracles! See ad page 59.

Alternative Medicine Center

u 2640 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale FL 33306 u 954-486-4000 •


he Alternative Medicine Center of Fort Lauderdale has been a leader in the South Florida alternative medicine movement since 1975, under the direction of Dr. Gary Snyder. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology, a Doctorate in Chiropractic, a specialty degree in Bio-Nutrition and a Diplomat of the National Board of Homeopathic Examiners.

The Alternative Medicine Center treats the entire family from infants to toddlers, teens and adults. Dr. Snyder treats the entire person, not just symptoms, and uses homeopathy and other modalities to treat a wide variety of illnesses and ailments and to enhance overall health.

Services offered: Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET); Au-

tism and Biochemical Disorder Treatment; Evaluation of Metabolic Disorders; Natural Pharmacy; Cellular Therapies; Vitamins; Homeopathic Remedies; Immunology; Detox and Superfoods; Gastro-intestinal; Allergy and Skin; Infrared Sauna and Ozone; Lymphatic Therapies including Electro-Sound Lymphatic Drainage; Cavitation/Body Shaping, Skin Tightening/Toning; Lipoplaser (natural alternative to liposuction); Radiofrequency Contour/ Reshaping; Reduction of Body Fat

Areas of specialty: clinical nutrition; allergies; autistic spec-

trum disorder; Lyme disease; bio-energetic medicine; chiropractic medicine

Philosophy on healing: Dr. Snyder practices holistic care to unlock your body’s true potential and natural healing process to ensure a healthy life from the inside-out. His approach is personal, empathetic and science-based and embraces the entire family. See ad page 31 and 66.

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SoulWork Fertility

Melody Miller, Fertility Coach/Founder u 2464 Madison St., Hollywood FL 33020 u 305-778-7715 (c) • •


any times, we face issues with conception and pregnancy alone. At SoulWork Fertility, we coach women and men through the fertility process. We are a safe space to discuss the challenges you may have getting pregnant or retaining pregnancy. You may have had issues regarding a miscarriage, in vitro fertilization (IVF), low sperm count, PCOS, etc. that conventional western medicine could not address. Dr. George Love, primary care acupuncture physician (licensed since 1986), is on staff to assist in counteracting these issues.

Services offered: We offer Fertility Coaching to help you work

through your emotions during the pregnancy journey; Acupuncture Treatments to increase your chances of fertility; Meditation; Hormone Kit Testing; and Spiritual Guidance.

Start With Your Feet Dr. Richard J. Rimler, DPM

u The Wellness Center at Post Haste 4401 Sheridan St., Hollywood FL 33021 u 954-526-5800 • •


r. Richard J. Rimler, DPM (Doc Rick) is one of the only “holistic podiatrists” in the country. He merges holistic and traditional podiatric medicine to form his health and wellness lifestyle protocol titled “Start With Your Feet”. This includes expert and unique advice on proper shoes, “customized orthotics”, exercise (including High Intensity Interval Training), organic nutrition, vitamins/ supplements and stress management. Integral to this, he has developed an economical “customized orthotic” that can be prescribed in his office or long distance via his online store at

Services offered: Holistic and traditional podiatric medicine; Economical customized orthotics; “Start With Your Feet” healthy lifestyle protocol; Corporate Wellness Areas of specialty: Foot, ankle and leg pain, including heel

Areas of specialty: Life and relationship coaching; Acupuncture

spur syndrome/plantar fasciitis and neuropathy; Healthy lifestyle protocol to promote wellness and weight loss

Philosophical approach: Our fertility strategy is to prevent the

Philosophical approach: “Start With Your Feet” for overall health, weight loss and wellness. See ad page 67.

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disruption of oxygenated blood circulation which directly impacts your ability to either impregnate or get pregnant. We provide the best information to allow you to make an informed choice to obtain your goals for a family. Our treatment strategy is to identify the emotional and mechanical causes of infertility and reverse the process. See ad page 64.

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Sun Colonic Center

Gail Naas, LMT, CT – Clinic Manager u 2870 East Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale FL 33306 u 954-526-3659 • – mm 37884


un Colonic Center is a functional wellness clinic. Services and education are provided to support the body’s ability to achieve wellness through natural methods. Their adjunctive therapies utilize traditional medical styles while embracing alternative and complementary methods of healing. The center works synergistically with Sun Medical Center and Sun Hyperbaric Center, all dedicated to the client’s maximum level of health.

Services offered: Colon Hydrotherapy; Acupuncture; Avazzia

Microcurrent Pain Therapy; CranioSacral Therapy; Neuromuscular Therapy; Massage; FAR Infrared Sauna Treatments

Areas of specialty: Sun Colonic Center can address many conditions, including constipation and digestive disorders; chronic pain; scars and the pain they cause; immune system disorders; detoxification; neurological conditions; emotional disorders; insomnia; infertility; stress and anxiety; sports injuries; limited range of motion and more.

Philosophy on healing: Your body’s ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe. Sun Colonic Center and its staff will support your body’s innate intelligence and work with you in every way to achieve your optimum level of health. See ad pages 35 and 60.

Sun Hyperbarics

Hector Eusebio, JR, CHT, CRT – Clinic Manager u 2866 East Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale FL 33306 u 954-834-1280 •


un Hyperbarics uses science, clinical experience and innovative tools to identify the underlying causes of diseases and intervenes to remediate the dysfunctions.

Services offered: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy with 2 Perry Barometrical large mono-place Sigma 36 Chambers Areas of specialty: Sun Hyperbar-

ics treats FDA-approved diagnoses, including Air or Gas Embolism; Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; Gas Gangrene; Crush Injuries; Decompression Sickness; Arterial Insufficiency; Severe Anemia; Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infection; Refractory Osteomyelitis; Delayed Radiation Injury (Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis); Compromised Grafts; Thermal Burns; Diabetic Ulcers of the lower extremities. Also treated: Stroke; Autism (Spectrum diagnosis, Trigeminal neuralgia); Auto-Immune Disorders; Cerebral Palsy; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Crohn’s; Fibromyalgia; Migraines/Headaches; Lyme Disease; Macular Degeneration; Pre- and Post-Surgical Healing; MS; Near Drowning; Seizure Disorder; Spinal Cord Injury; Sports/Soft Tissue Injuries; Stem Cell Recovery; Tinnitus; Vascular Dementia; Bell’s Palsy; Traumatic Brain Injury.

Philosophy on healing: Sun Hyperbarics’ mission is to optimize their patients’ health, well-being and quality of life. Their combination of a state-of-the-art facility with a knowledgeable and considerate staff, and the use of 100% oxygen (FDA regulated treatment for overall treatment plan), affords their patients an opportunity for deeper healing within. See ad pages 35 and 67.

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Create a Safer Haven

Find Some Distance

Seeking Sanctuary How to Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation at Home by Emily Courtney


mericans are attached to their gadgets, and the tech industry is all too happy to deliver the latest innovations to consumers that clamor for convenience, connection and unlimited mobility. Meanwhile, telecom companies are busy installing fifth-generation (5G) infrastructure designed to take the nation’s communications revolution to a new level. We love our smartphones and smart homes, and especially the relatively newfound freedom from wires and plugs that once tethered us to our electronics. But concerns about the price to be paid in increased health risks from electromagnetic fields (EMFs) generated by those devices has surged with the proliferation of silent, invisible waves of radiation that permeate every facet of modern life. “The main health concerns include the breaking of DNA [bonds], leaks in the blood-brain barrier and loss of calcium from cellular membranes,” says Ann Louise Gittleman, of Post Falls, Idaho, author of Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways 32

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to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution. EMFs have cumulative and sometimes imperceptible biological effects, Gittleman notes—especially on the brain, heart, skin, lungs and central nervous system. The World Health Organization has classified radiofrequency radiation (RF), a high-frequency EMF associated with many types of wireless technologies, as a Group 2B carcinogen. Radio, television, GPS and cell towers all emit RF, which has become the eye of a gathering storm regarding 5G as companies prepare to install millions of transmitters on lampposts and utility poles, along with standalone antennas nationwide, sending unprecedented levels of EMF into communities and neighborhoods. “5G is especially hazardous, since the transmitters are placed closer to the populations served,” says Samuel Milham, M.D., MPH, an Olympia, Washington, epidemiologist and author of Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization.

EMFs decrease with distance, so the farther away, the better. Switch to a batteryoperated alarm clock, ditch the electric blanket, move the bed away from power outlets and keep wireless baby monitors six feet from beds.

Unplug Each Night

Disable Wi-Fi routers and remove all digital appliances and gadgets to make the bedroom a healing haven, says Gittleman.

Identify Overlooked Sources

“Almost all the homes I walk into have printers with wireless turned on, transmitting frequencies in the thousands of microwatts per square meter,” says EMF expert Risa Suzuki, a certified building biology environmental consultant in Seattle. “Wireless boosters also constantly transmit radio frequency.” Other overlooked household EMF sources include smart meters and household appliances both large and small, including hair dryers, electric shavers and cordless phones.

Change Wireless Habits

Cell phones are prolific EMF producers, so if disconnecting isn’t an option, use a speakerphone or an air tube headset, similar to a doctor’s stethoscope, whenever possible, Gittleman advises in Zapped. Never carry the phone against the body when it’s turned on. For computers and tablets, switch to wired internet and turn on Wi-Fi only when necessary. Opt for a wired mouse, keyboard and other plugged-in accessories.

Shield With Caution

Although there are a variety of


With electromagnetic radiation blanketing the atmosphere from coast to coast, our homes may offer the only sanctuary from this particular form of pollution—providing we take some low-tech, commonsense steps to minimize household exposure to the health risk.

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Total Balance 4 U TJ Mallet, ma24266, mm30072

u 2800 E. Commercial Blvd., Ste. 211 Fort Lauderdale FL 33308 u 954-234-3299 • •


otal Balance 4 U is an establishment where one can regain balance for body, mind and spirit. TB4U is under the leadership of TJ Mallet who, since 1997, has been trained in stress, pain and dysfunction reduction utilizing the advanced skills of massage, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation and lymphatic drainage, making goals of health and harmony more achievable. TB4U’s goal is to help patients heal faster.

An avid student of anatomy, Mallet has developed exemplary skills and, combined with her character, composure and keen intuition, helped many back to a vibrant life. Patients have reported improvements in speech impediments, breathing issues, incontinence and overall pain. One patient reported she was able for the first time in 10-plus years to do all 250 jumps in a Pilates class…and keep going; and another patient resolved suffering from incontinence, no longer fearing embarrassing leakages.

Services offered: CranioSacral Therapy; Visceral & Neural Manipulation; Lymphatic Drainage; Massage; Intuitive Lifestyle Mentor; Distributor for Young Living Essential Oils Areas of specialty: Headaches; Migraines; Neck/low back pain; Nerve pain; Acid reflux; Post-op scar tissue; Bladder incontinence; Anxiety; Depression; Post-traumatic stress issues; Swallowing issues; Brain injuries; Chronic fatigue; Increase range of motion due to shortened, tense muscles; and more.

Philosophy on healing: Assisting patients in regaining and maintaining natural vitality and vibrant health by awakening the individual’s inner physician for long-term wellbeing. See ad pages 23 and 61.

EMF-shielding products, experts warn against relying solely on them. “EMFs can bounce and deflect off surfaces, and materials have a certain threshold of what they can shield against,” says Suzuki. Do some research, ask questions and consult with an expert before making a purchase. “It’s easy to get overwhelmed when learning about EMFs, and many people feel totally helpless,” says Suzuki. “But there are lots of solutions for reducing your exposure without ditching every electronic [device] in your house. If you’re willing to take action, then you can absolutely make a positive impact on your health.” Emily Courtney is a freelance health and wellness writer and editor living in northern Colorado. Connect at

Dr. Yani Holistic & Healing Dentistry Yani Dixon, DMD, PLLC

u 212 SE 12th St. (Davie Blvd.) Fort Lauderdale FL 33316 u 954-525-6010 • •


r. Yani Dixon provides customized and specialized biological dentistry with the emphasis on reduction of toxin exposure and a clear focus on whole body healing.

Services offered: Holistic and

Biological Dentistry; Oral Sedation; Implant Dentistry

Areas of specialty: Smart/

safe mercury amalgam removal therapy and mercury detox; dental implants; digital 3D-CT-scans; biocompatible materials; BPA, fluoride and metal-free dentistry; metal-free orthodontics with clear aligner therapy; single appointment biocompatible full porcelain, metal-free and aluminum-free crowns; oral cancer screening with VELscope; digital X-rays. Natural prophy paste with organic ingredients and essential oils made in-house.

Philosophy on healing: Dr Yani’s goal is to provide a healthy and toxin-free oral/dental environment with materials to allow the body’s ability to heal on its own. Her approach is to minimize major health burdens to the immune system by lessening exposure to toxins to prevent inflammatory conditions and minimize release of inflammatory proteins of dental origin to the body. Ultimately, Dr Yani’s desire is to create awareness of wholesome lifestyles and supplements which contribute to a healthier, longer and happier life for her patients. See ad pages 29 and 63.

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo

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trained in systems biology examines the body’s metabolic blueprint, unravelling the enigma of declining health hijacked by chronic disease. Holistic health practitioners like Kristin Grayce McGary, of Boulder, Colorado, use these skills to provide clients with sound recommendations, screen for health issues and monitor changes as needed. “This kind of sleuthing is what sets us apart,” says McGary.

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BLOOD CHEMISTRY A New Roadmap to Better Health by Linda Sechrist


ood detectives trained in the art of investigation know not only how to look for, collect and interpret evidence, but also how to


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use the tools that can help them solve a mystery. With the right tool, such as a comprehensive functional blood chemistry analysis, an experienced practitioner

Pathological Versus Functional

The results of a blood test are essential to understanding anyone’s current state of health. No other screenings are more efficient and effective than the comprehensive blood chemistry panels used by functional medicine and holistic health practitioners to establish a baseline of biomarkers for tracking an individual’s health and nutritional needs. In the field of blood chemistry analysis, there are two main types of reference ranges—pathological and functional. The pathological range is used by the majority of conventionally trained medical doctors that are focused on diagnosing disease. The functional range is used to assess risk for disease before it develops, says McGary. “It is critical that you find a holistic and intelligent doctor skilled in functional medicine,” says Boulder-based Suzy Cohen, a registered pharmacist and author of Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients—and Natural Ways to Restore Them. “Working with a functional medicine practitioner, as well as a local trusted pharmacist who has access to your medication regimen and sensitivities, is the safest way to regain health.” It also saves money, because choosing the best supplements, herbal extracts, essential oils, dietary changes and other non-pharmaceutical healing modalities allows for healing faster, she says. Conventional practitioners, constrained by insurance company requirements, generally order simple blood panels with basic markers for heart, kidney and liver function. These might include reference ranges for hemoglobin, platelets,

glucose, calcium and electrolytes. “The baseline lab panel that I prefer for patients has 68 markers, plus a urinalysis. This means that I get five or six full pages of results, which gives me a more in-depth insight into someone’s health,” McGary says.

A Better Roadmap to Health

McGary considers the most important differences between the interpretation of functional and conventional markers to be the statistically compiled range of values that functional practitioners consider normal and the interconnections taken into consideration during the comprehensive analysis. “Conventional reference ranges are compiled by laboratories from a huge population of people, many of whom had their blood analyzed because they were already sick. Functional reference ranges

are compiled from a much smaller population of healthy people whose bodies are functioning optimally,” she says. If a marker falls inside the tighter functional range, it’s a green flag that compares favorably with healthy individuals. If a marker falls outside the wider conventional range, it’s a red flag that correlates to sick people. The marker that falls in-between is a yellow flag. “Functional practitioners are looking for yellow flags, which are the early warning signs that no one sees or feels yet as symptoms,” explains McGary, who spends more than two hours reviewing the blood analyses with clients. “We’re not only about prevention and achieving vibrant health— which we do by helping clients choose the best supplements to correct deficiencies— we’re also about helping individuals get to

the root cause of their health challenge so that they can enjoy life.” Functional blood chemistry analysis is not generally covered by health insurance, and can cost between $180 and $2,500, depending on the complexity of the panel, the number of markers ordered and the time spent by a practitioner in consultation and interpretation of results. However, the out-of-pocket cost may be worth it, says Cohen. “In health, sometimes you get what you pay for. You don’t want to be somebody’s number and pushed out the door,” she says. “It’s important to feel like you have been listened to and that your entire medical history has been fully evaluated.” Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings.

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berries, nuts and avocados, along with oily fish, reports WebMD. Also, a fiveyear study of 950 seniors at Chicago’s Rush University found that eating leafy greens once or twice a day slowed mental deterioration.

reduce anxiety and depression, protect against mental decline and even correct stroke damage. In a Swiss study using MRI, people drinking green tea immediately had heightened activity in the working-memory part of their brain.

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KICK-START ORGAN VITALITY New Energy for the New Year by Ronica A. O’Hara


ith the merry-making furor of the holidays behind us, it’s that time of year when our bodies are crying out for some detox and rejuvenation. Aside from getting back to the basics—a healthy diet and daily exercise—we can take a page from traditional Chinese and Indian medical practices and holistic approaches and use natural, organby-organ procedures to renew our bodies and restore inherent vitality. “Strengthening our organs is critical because the organs create the vital essences of life, and our emotional and mental health depends to a great extent on how healthy our organs are,” notes T. Caylor Wadlington, a doctor of Oriental medicine and acupuncture teacher in Denver. “In working to revitalize and re-energize the organs, we renew not just our physical body, but also our sense of well-being.” Here’s a guide to a gentle fix-up campaign for the five organs considered vital for life in both Western and Eastern medicine: 36

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Boost the Brain

“Stress can lead to imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters, making it more difficult to focus, concentrate, relax and sleep—but it’s reversible, and the brain can absolutely heal from these effects under the right circumstances,” says integrative neurologist Ilene S. Ruhoy, M.D., Ph.D., of the Center for Healing Neurology, in Seattle.

Assess it: If you find it hard concen-

trating, sleeping, getting things done, remembering where things are and not being grouchy, the brain could be on stress-related overload. See a doctor if teeth grinding, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, fainting or dizziness develop.

Eat this: The top brain boosters are easy to swallow—dark chocolate,

ommends boswellia, long used in Asian and African medicine. It targets cerebral inflammation, stimulates the growth of neurons, enhances cognition, lowers depression and alleviates learning and memory problems.

Try this movement: Shake it. Alter-

nating slow movements, or even rest with one-to-two-minute bursts of intense, all-out, heart-pounding moves like Zumba dancing, jogging or lunges increases important proteins called the neurotrophic factor that help brain cells grow, work and live longer, reports a new study from Canada’s McMaster University.

Rejuvenate the Heart

Stress also increases hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, which drive up blood pressure, blood sugar and inflammation, says holistic cardiologist Joel Kahn, M.D., of Detroit, author of The Whole Heart Solution: Halt Heart Disease Now with the Best Alternative and Traditional Medicine. Assess it: Shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, anxiety, panic and swollen feet or ankles are signs the heart may be overloaded. Get medical help immediately if there is unusual deep exhaustion, unexplained weakness, nausea, dizziness, chest pain or pain that spreads to the arms.

Eat this: “The best foods for a stressed

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Drink this: Green tea is proven to

made with organic soy or nut milks, a heaping tablespoon of turmeric (a potent anti-inflammatory also shown to reverse Alzheimer’s “brain tangles”), a pinch of black pepper and maybe an organic pumpkin spice mix.

Supplement with this: Hawthorn

strengthens and tones heart muscles, suppresses deadly blood-clotting signals, fights inflammation and lowers heart attack risk, studies show. European doctors routinely prescribe it for managing mild heart failure, either alone or with drugs.

Try this movement: Hop on a bike:

Cycling 20 miles a week slashes heart disease risk by half, reports the British Medical Journal. Also, do slow stretches every day: A Japanese study found a correlation between flexibility of the body and of the arteries.

Cleanse the Lungs

Family holidays may not always be unconditionally loving, which can induce stress, anger and sadness—emotions linked in


Eat this: A 10-year study of 650 Euro-

pean adults found that eating apples and tomatoes two or three times a day, along with other fruit, speeds the healing of smoke-damaged lungs and seems to slow down the lungs’ natural aging process.

Try this movement: To loosen the

airways when tense, the American Lung Association recommends slowly breathing in through the nose for two counts with the mouth closed. Purse the lips as if to whistle, and then breathe out slowly and gently through the lips to a count of four.

Detox the Kidneys

The kidneys are hard-working, fist-sized organs just below the back rib cage that filter waste and toxins out of 200 quarts of blood a day.

Assess it: Fatigue,

carrot, celery and ginger. According to the Lung Institute, cilantro helps remove heavy metals, carrots provide vitamin A to repair lung tissue, celery helps flush out carbon dioxide and ginger removes irritants from the lungs.

feeling cold, shortness of breath, itchiness, swollen hands or feet, a puffy face, metallic-tasting food and ammonia-smelling breath are signs of growing kidney stress. See a doctor if experiencing kidney pain, weakness, lightheadedness, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, extreme thirst or decreased urination.

Supplement with this: vitamin D. Low levels seem to be linked to a higher risk of respiratory infections and chronic

Eat this: Bone broth, wheat, millet, black sesame seeds, chestnuts, mulberries, raspberries, strawberries and walnuts are

Drink this: a juice combining cilantro,

An Ounce of Prevention

y taking a few forward-thinking steps, we can protect ourselves proactively from dangers to our vital organs:


Just say Om! Meditation enlarges parts of the brain concerned with memory, body awareness and emotional control, concluded a review of 21 neuroimaging studies from 300 meditators., a meditation app, makes it easy to meditate for even five minutes a day.


Assess it: Trouble breathing, shortness of breath and a cough that won’t go away are signs of stressed-out lungs. If there’s coughing up of blood or mucus, or discomfort or pain when breathing, see a doctor.

obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a review of clinical studies in Advances in Nutrition.

Every night, write down two or three things to be grateful for. Heart patients at the

University of California, San Diego, that did this for two months had reduced heart inflammation and improved cardiac biomarkers. “Appreciating even the littlest things builds a heart-protective habit of gratitude,” says study author Paul J. Mills, Ph.D., a professor of family medicine and public health.


Many popular cleaning products contain dangerous chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOC) that several studies link to breathing problems, asthma and allergies. Check out the Environmental Working Group’s toxicity information on 2,500 products at

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Drink this: hot, golden turmeric milk,

laboratory studies to decreases in lung function. “You can actually give yourself a stress asthma attack,” says Maui naturopath Carolyn Dean, M.D., ND, author of The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women’s Health.


To energize sluggish kidneys, try a quarter teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in water. In a British study of 134 people with advanced chronic kidney disease, this easy strategy reduced the rate of kidney decline to normal levels. Check with a doctor if under nephrology care.


Examine the ingredients in prescriptions and over-the-counter meds to make sure daily intake of acetaminophen doesn’t exceed 3,000 milligrams; accidental overuse is the biggest cause of liver failure in the U.S. January 2019


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heart are those rich in magnesium. I like a giant green, leafy salad, often organic arugula, with blueberries, pumpkin seeds and walnuts,” says Kahn.

recommended by herbalist and acupuncturist Irina Logman of the Advanced Holistic Center, in New York City, to restore the kidneys.

Drink this: Water with squirts of lemon or lime. “The citrate makes water, as metabolized, more alkaline, which helps to remove acid from the blood, bring pH into balance and prevents bone, heart and further kidney damage,” says Phoenix nephrologist Mandip S. Kang, M.D., author of The Doctor’s Kidney Diet: A Nutritional Guide to Managing and Slowing the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease. Supplement with this: Dandelion

tea helps to cleanse and strengthen the kidneys and a new study in Renal Failure reports that it also protects the kidneys from damage by certain toxins.

Try this qigong movement: Rub the palms together to warm them, and then place them on the kidney areas. Slowly massage in circular motions 12 times, and then reverse direction.

Shore up the Liver

“The liver is critical for detoxifying the body, but higher sugar and alcohol consumption over the holidays, as well as more stress, can increase toxin buildup that can damage the liver, which is why

it’s important to take steps to help it recover,” says functional chiropractor Jennifer R. Welch, DC, of Iowa Functional Health, in Clive, Iowa.

Assess it: Itchy skin, easy bruising, musky-smelling breath, itchy red palms and mental sluggishness are early problem signs. Advanced symptoms that require medical care are yellowish skin, abdominal pain, swollen legs and ankles, ongoing fatigue, dark urine and pale stool. Eat these: A Chinese study linked liver disease with low potassium levels, so consume sweet potatoes, tomato sauce, beet greens, beans, blackstrap molasses and bananas.

Drink this: Sip probiotic drinks like

kombucha, kefir and yogurt-based smoothies. The probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus significantly lowered liver damage linked to excess acetaminophen in a recent Emory University laboratory study.

Supplement with this: Milk thistle

has been shown in Italian animal studies to decrease and even reverse damage to the liver caused by medications, alcohol,

antibiotics, pollution and heavy metals.

Try this yoga movement: With feet shoulder-width apart, make circles with the hips, pushing the torso farther and farther outward with each circle. Reverse direction. Ronica A. O’Hara is a Denver-based freelance health writer. Connect at

Full-Body Boosters


few daily to-dos that benefit the whole body:

Walking. A mere 20 minutes a day extends sleep up to an hour and lowers early mortality risk by 20 percent.


Taking super-herbs such as astralagus, ashwagandha and rhodiola in tinctures, capsules or tea helps us adapt to stress.

Turmeric. An antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powerhouse proven to ward off cancer, heart disease and dementia.

Nature. A dose of greenery a day

keeps the blues away—and also guards against heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and early mortality from all causes, a review of 140 studies shows. Sources: Harvard University School of Medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil (DrWeil. com), American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 38

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Mindful Eating and Living by Dr. Donna Goldstein

Keys to Long-Term Weight Loss Success


o you eat on the run, in your car, at your desk or in front of the TV? We have a myriad of distractions all around us. Have you ever opened a bag of chips or cookies with the intent to have one or two, and before you realized it, they were gone? This is an example of mindless eating. Pure and simple. Eating mindfully can impact how much you eat and ultimately your weight loss success. The goal for mindful eating is to experience food more intensely by paying attention to the sensation and flavor of each bite.

more you can focus on what you’re eating. Notice the color, smell, flavor and texture of your food. Eliminate the multitasking while eating.


Tune into your hunger. Are you truly hungry? Is it possible that instead of being hungry, you are bored, angry, thirsty or frustrated about something? Try to become more self-aware and ask yourself, “Is this

food what I truly want right now?” Slow down. First, eating more slowly will allow you to enjoy the taste and texture of your food. Second, it will allow your brain to get the signal you’re full which takes about 20 minutes. Enjoy what you prepared or purchased. Many of us hurry through our meals to get to the next thing on our “to-do” list. By chewing and swallowing more slowly, you will



Make eating a special time. When possible, use a tablecloth, real plate, napkin, glass and silverware. Light a candle and put on some soft music. Make the setting pleasurable and attractive (even if you’re eating take- out).


Minimize distractions. Eliminate television and other extraneous noise. Be in the moment by paying attention to what you’re eating. The fewer things you try to do while you eat, the fewer things you spread your attention over, and the January 2019


automatically be consuming less food and improve your digestion. Another mindful approach is to use chopsticks. Again, it helps you concentrate on the food.

get to the grocery store or your farmers’ market? As you reflect, express gratitude to the people who gave their time and effort to contribute to the food.



Watch for the pause. During a meal, people sometimes unknowingly take a break. They put their fork down and stop eating. This is referred to as the eating pause. What usually occurs after the pause is mindless eating. Watch for this pause and take a break when you find yourself wanting to put your fork down. Maybe you’re more full than you think and it’s time to stop or leave the table.


Be thankful. Tune in and express gratitude prior to and even after eating. Mindful eating helps nourish your body and provides a more satisfying experience. Think about your appreciation for the food—where it came from and how it made its way to your table. How did it


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Put your fork down. While you are chewing, put your fork down. Stop preparing your next bite while your mouth is full. Enjoy what is already in your mouth. Then decide if you need another bite. There’s no need to eat every morsel of food on your plate!


Eat in designated areas. By limiting your eating to the kitchen and dining room areas, you are far less likely to graze and eat calories you hadn’t planned. You’ll be far less likely to eat mindlessly or eat while being distracted.


Keep Food Tucked Away. When you’re finished with a jar, bag or box of food, wrap it up and put it away. The longer it

sits out on the counter, the more available it is for you to continue eating even after you’re full. Another tip is to put foods out of site that you find tempting. Studies have shown that mindful eaters consume significantly fewer calories, digest more effectively and have an easier time maintaining a healthy body mass index (BMI). When you begin eating mindfully, you don’t enjoy it less—you enjoy it even more! Dr. Donna Goldstein, a 25-year veteran psychologist and certified health coach, teaches a new way to eat and a new way to live that can help you break the cycle of “yo-yo” dieting for good. She has maintained her own 70 lb. weight loss for over 10 years and has helped her clients lose thousands of pounds with no drugs or surgery. She helps people worldwide. For more information or your free weight loss/lifestyle plan, call or text 954-292-8477 or visit See ad page 71.


Head, Heart and Gut Lodestars of Powerful Decision Making by Lee Milteer


e are living in unprecedented times of stress, confusion and overwhelm. We all need resources to help navigate these challenging times and make the right decisions for the highest and best long-term good for ourselves, our families and our businesses. Those resources can be found within each of us if we pause to consider three reliable indicators: the head (intellect), the heart (feelings) and the gut (intuition). Before proceeding in making an important choice, make a habit of checking these built-in sensors, which can warn us about danger or give us the go-ahead.

Head: Make use of intellect and past knowledge. All decisions, actions and even non-

actions have repercussions. Use the conscious mind to discern questions that need to be answered. For example, is this person telling the truth? What has worked in the past? Have we done our due diligence and homework before making a decision? Heart: I listen to my heart and ask: Is this the right direction for me? Do I naturally feel attracted to this? Am I hearing truth? The internal part of us, the voice inside, tells us when things feel right or wrong. For example, are we relaxed around the person we are asking the question about, or do we feel uptight and uncomfortable? Keep in mind that our bodies do talk to us. For me personally, if I feel shut down, tight and not good, I know something is not right. However, if I feel open, lighthearted and relaxed, I trust that my heart is telling me that, “All is well.” We have to pay attention to our own internal signals.

Gut: We need to trust our intuition. If it doesn’t feel right, chances are it’s not right for us.

What may be right for one person can be wrong for another. Our gut instinct, our inner voice, is always there for us when we take the time to pay attention and listen. Become conscious, and do not go into the default mode of past decisions or behaviors. Life has changed and requires more awareness of what is truth and what is not, and we need to utilize our senses, not the old programmed beliefs from others. It is our job to use the instincts that we have to help navigate new terrain. Lee Milteer is the author of Reclaim the Magic: The Real Secrets to Manifesting Anything You Want and an award-winning speaker and life and business strategist. Sign up for her free weekly Gems of Wisdom newsletter at Go to for a free copy of her “Five Types of Energy” video series. January 2019


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Cannabis as a Healing Therapy by Amber Lanier Nagle


ustin Sulak, D.O., opened a private osteopathic manipulation, hypnotherapy and integrative medicine practice in Hallowell, Maine, in 2009, the same year the state’s voters expanded its medical cannabis law. At that time, he was one of the few physicians in Maine willing to certify patients to use cannabis legally. As of this writing, 33 states now allow medical marijuana, and 10 of them allow its recreational use. Cannabis initiatives continue to find their way onto state ballots with each election cycle. Today, Sulak’s practice serves thousands of patients that use cannabis for authorized medical purposes. He educates medical professionals

It’s a plant that has been used by humankind for thousands of years. and patients on its safe, clinical use, while continuing to explore its therapeutic potential. Visit to learn more.

What led you to become a national advocate for the therapeutic potential of medicinal cannabis?

After trying cannabis in my teens, I realized what I had been told about the herb was not true, and I began thinking more critically about mainstream and natural approaches to health. Cannabis helped me make deeper connections with people, nature, music and spirituality. In college, I worked with social and political activists to learn and spread the truth about cannabis— that it’s a plant that has been used by humankind for thousands of years; that it has the potential to address many of our healthcare and environmental problems; that it’s been a victim of propaganda; and that it’s safe for most people. Then, as a first-year medical student, I attended a conference lecture on the endocannabinoid system, a powerful physiological system our bodies use to stay healthy and respond to illness and injuries, and I saw the incredible therapeutic potential of cannabis in a new light. Today, there’s enormous evidence, including a 2017 report from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, concluding that cannabis can be a safe and effective medicine for treating many conditions.

Which conditions are your patients using medical cannabis for?

My two offices in Maine currently follow approximately 8,000 patients who use medical cannabis, and of those, about 70 percent suffer from chronic pain, many of whom are able to eliminate or decrease their dependence on opioids. Post-traumatic stress disorder is the next most common diagnosis we treat with cannabis, with excellent results where other medications fail. Medical cannabis is like a magnet for conditions that fail to respond to conventional medical approaches, 44

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including cancer, multiple sclerosis, dementia, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, epilepsy, movement disorders, tick-borne disease, brain and spinal cord injuries and more.

How do you address concerns that cannabis is a gateway drug and can become addictive?

Research proves that medical cannabis actually serves as an exit drug, not a gateway drug. One study of 350 medical cannabis users in California found 40 percent of the subjects used cannabis as a substitute for alcohol, 26 percent as a substitute for illicit drugs, and 66 percent as a substitute for prescription drugs. Any time a person can replace a harmful substance with a safer substance like cannabis, it’s a step in the right direction. Cannabis dependence does exist, but is uncommon. One study published in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology found that only 9 percent of those who try cannabis illicitly develop dependence, compared to 24 percent of those who try heroin. Cannabis withdrawal is mild and similar in intensity to caffeine withdrawal, and most people don’t have any trouble stopping using cannabis, when and if they need to.

Are there any side effects?

The common adverse effects of cannabis are mild, especially when compared to other drugs. A 2008 review found that in 23 randomized controlled trials, there was no higher incidence of serious adverse events following medical cannabis use compared with control. Dizziness was the most common non-serious adverse effect. Other common adverse effects include euphoria, altered consciousness, acute panic or paranoid reaction; altered motivation; impaired attention, memory and psychomotor performance; tachycardia; orthostatic hypotension; dry mouth; and increased appetite.

If someone lives in a state that has legalized medicinal cannabis and thinks it may help a disease or condition, what should be their first step?

The ideal first step is to find a medical provider with experience in the medical cannabis field. The Society of Cannabis Clinicians ( is a good resource. Amber Lanier Nagle is a freelance writer based in Northwest Georgia. Connect at

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MOVING THROUGH LIFE Daily Motion Adds Up to Fitness by Marlaina Donato


xercise is often associated with the gym or yoga studio, but structured workouts aren’t the only way to keep physically and mentally fit. Whether regulating blood pressure, avoiding obesity or promoting brain health, regular movement throughout the day yields promising benefits. Research shows that small changes

in routine tasks—from house cleaning to grocery shopping—can make quick and lasting improvements in overall health.

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Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) burns calories by keeping us moving

throughout the day. “In essence, NEAT is how we use our bodies when we’re not doing a specific exercise or sitting still,” says San Diego’s Pete McCall, author of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple. Over time, doing simple things can add up, like getting off the couch to refill a glass of water or shoveling snow from the driveway. According to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, everyday activity outside of traditional exercise might be even more beneficial than an hour at the gym. “Staying active throughout the day helps regulate hormones like insulin, which help metabolize carbohydrates to be used for fuel, and enzymes like lipoprotein lipase (LPL), which help release free fatty acids for muscle activity. Remaining sedentary for extended periods can actually lower LPL,” notes McCall, an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and host of the podcast All About Fitness. Jeremy Hyatt, who owns Hyatt Training, a Portland, Oregon, gym, agrees that exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous or structured to make an impact. “Stringing together lots of small decisions throughout your day and week can add up to significant gains in your strength and cardiovascular system, and in the process, reduce risks for some of our main causes of disease and disability due to metabolic conditions.” Hyatt suggests staying active by walking the dog after dinner, taking the stairs instead of an elevator and carrying two bags of groceries home from the store or to a distant parking spot. Adding simple body weight movements to everyday chores and tasks can also have a positive effect. A research study in The Journal of Neuroscience links exercise and neurotransmitter production, offering new hope for depressive disorders in which levels of the brain regulators glutamate and gamma-eminobutyric acid (GAMA) are out of balance.

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Opting for activities that are fun and interesting is a surefire way to create a healthier lifestyle. Dancing, for instance, can offer a 46

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wide range of benefits, especially for older individuals. That’s why dance is now a significant component in many programs designed to treat depression, addiction and eating disorders. “We’re never too old, too young, too inflexible, too busy, too anything to dance. The hardest part is just walking into the studio,” says Kat Wildish, a renowned former ballerina and master teacher in New York City. For those older than 50, dance offers many advantages. “Dance gives us positive stimulus in both physical movement and the mental connection in a non-competitive environment. It has an immediate inverse effect to cortisol and raises serotonin,” says Wildish. “With proper alignment and joint care in mind, dance helps to combat the physical effects of aging such as arthritis, osteoporosis ....” Researchers at the University of Miami’s Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine found that all types of exercise have been shown to improve thinking processes in older adults. Results of their study, published in Neurology: Clinical Practice, suggest that yoga, aerobic exercise and strength training yield the most significant results over an extended period. Yet, moving the body regularly and consistently in everyday

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endeavors is an excellent starting point that can be richly rewarding. “Individuals can start to make quick and lasting changes to their overall health. Start by picking small changes,” says Hyatt. Wildish agrees that making the decision to begin and keeping it fun is paramount. “Do what you can and stick with it when you find something that brings you joy, even when it’s challenging.” Marlaina Donato is the author of several books, including Multidimensional Aromatherapy. Connect at

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January 2019


AUTISM’S GUT-BRAIN AXIS A Promising Approach to Healing by Emily Courtney


that affects the brain, so ith the diagnoKids with ASD a whole-body approach sis of autism may have makes so much more spectrum disinflammation in the sense.” order (ASD) on the rise— brain, and we’ve From specialized diet now affecting one in every 59 school-age children, learned that it can and supplement regimens according to estimates be very much relat- to a variety of alternative therapies, parents have from the U.S. Centers for ed to inflammation a wealth of complemenDisease Control and Preof the gut. tary options from which vention (CDC) —identifying effective, integrative ~Kenneth A. Bock, to choose. One integrative approach, however, remedies is more imporM.D. is showing exceptional, tant than ever. research-backed promise: “You may have five healing the gut. kids with ASD that are very different in how they present and what contributes to the disorder, so one size and one treatment The Gut-Autism Connection Children with ASD frequently experience does not fit all,” says Kenneth A. Bock, M.D., of Bock Integrative Medicine, in Red gut issues such as constipation or diarrhea; Hook, New York, author of Healing the a review from the International Society for New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Autism Research indicated that nearly 47 Asthma, and Allergies. The Groundbreaking percent of autistic children exhibited at least one gastrointestinal (GI) symptom. And, the Program for the 4-A Disorders. more severe a child’s GI symptoms, the more ASD encompasses a range of disorsevere the autism, according to a study in ders characterized by repetitive behaviors and impaired social skills and communiBMC Gastroenterology. cation. Although it includes four distinct Not coincidentally, research is findconditions, one of its hallmarks is how ing that these digestive conditions and the much it varies from person to person and accompanying ASD may be connected how different the restrictions can be for to the gut microbiome, an ecosystem of each child. trillions of microbes living in the digestive The very nature of the condition tract. lends itself to integrative approaches that “Kids with ASD may have inflammacan be significantly effective, says Bock. tion in the brain, and we’ve learned that it “ASD is really a whole-body disorder can be very much related to inflammation


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FOUR WAYS TO SUPPORT GUT HEALTH Gluten-and caseinfree diet. A study

published in Metabolic Brain Disease found that excluding gluten and casein led to significant improvements in ASD scores. “A gluten-free, casein-free diet is anti-inflammatory, and can help heal a leaky gut by restoring intestinal integrity and enabling the gut barrier to heal,” says Kenneth A. Bock, M.D.

Probiotics. Beneficial bacteria are integral to a balanced microbiome, but many ASD kids are lacking friendly flora. Research by Rutgers University shows that probiotics can improve GI dysfunction and reduce the severity of ASD symptoms. Prebiotics. To thrive, beneficial bacteria need plenty of prebiotic fiber. In a study of 30 autistic children published in Microbiome, six weeks of prebiotic supplementation led to reduced anti-social behavior. Preconception care. Research from the University of

Virginia School of Medicine suggests that a mom’s microbiome may partially determine her child’s ASD risk. Because babies inherit their microbes from their mothers, it’s crucial that pregnant women have healthy gut flora to pass on. Bock recommends that expecting moms ensure adequate intake of probiotics, prebiotics, vitamin D and fish oil, both before and during pregnancy, to help decrease inflammation and promote a healthy maternal microbiome.

of the gut,” explains Bock. “The gut and immune system—which are intimately connected because the majority of our immune system is in the gut—are two of the most crucial systems involved in autism spectrum disorders.” It turns out that kids with ASD have less bacterial diversity in their guts than non-autistic kids, along with an imbalance between good and bad bacteria. This dysbiosis of the gut flora leads to problems with improper immune function, inflammation and a leaky gut barrier. It all comes down to the gut-brain axis, by which the gut and brain communicate with each other. When the microbiome isn’t balanced, not only is this vital communication system broken, but toxins and pro-inflammatory molecules that trigger ASD-like behaviors can cross the blood-brain barrier. Experts say prioritizing gut health can relieve both GI issues and ASD symptoms.

Focus on Gut Health for ASD Care

For children with ASD, reinforcing the intestinal barrier and restoring balance to the microbiome can have profound health effects. “With dysbiosis and an overly permeable gut, inflammatory molecules can leak into the circulatory system, travel up to the brain and cross the blood-brain barrier, causing inflammation. A lot of it originates in the gut, so when we treat the gut, we can restore microbial balance, diversity and resilience to the ecosystem—and in doing so, decrease inflammation, help restore the appropriate blood-brain barrier and bring the brain back into more of a balance,” advises Bock. Before embarking on a treatment plan, Bock emphasizes the importance of working with a qualified healthcare practitioner to determine where a child fits in terms of subtypes of ASD, along with any other individual contributing factors. Although autism spectrum disorder is complex, using holistic strategies that address the whole body can make all the difference. “I see thousands of kids on the spectrum, and the vast majority of them improve with an integrative approach to treatment, and more and more kids are actually recovering,” notes Bock. Emily Courtney is a freelance health and wellness writer and editor living in northern Colorado. Connect at January 2019


Silver Thread and Golden Opportunities 25 Years of Natural Awakenings

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sun-drenched beach town he year was 1994. awakening” is about of Naples, Florida, Sharon America Online each of us waking up Bruckman—a dreamer and opened the first gateway to the World to who we truly are and entrepreneur in her own Wide Web; Jeff Bezos the kind of world we right—was quietly laying founded the fledgling the foundation for what can create together. would become the largest behemoth Amazon; and Deepak Chopra installed ~Sharon Bruckman franchise publishing netthe first bricks on his path work in the natural health to enlightenment with the publication of industry: Natural Awakenings magazine. his book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Suc“America’s natural wellness and sustaincess: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of ability movements were in their infancy when Your Dreams. we started,” says Bruckman. “Now the seeds Perhaps not coincidentally, genetithat were planted in fertile soil are cally engineered tomatoes entered the U.S. benefiting people nationwide, as well as food supply that year, spawning a GMO throughout our precious planet.” food revolution that transcended the ageWoven from the threads of grit, old debate between pesticides and organinspiration and perhaps serendipity, ics. Frankenfoods, as they are called, were the magazine was a tapestry of health, the leading edge of a cultural awakening. healing and mindfulness. Its successful Meanwhile, in the sleepy, Naples debut was quickly followed by a 50

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second edition in Sarasota. By 1999, it was clear that Americans had a voracious appetite for well-researched, practical information about the latest natural approaches to nutrition, fitness, personal growth and sustainable living. The Natural Awakenings franchise was born that year, conceived as a local magazine in many different communities— now 74 markets in the U.S.—anchored by a national editorial team that explores and anticipates the latest trends in mind, body and spirit. Readership of the print magazines is 2.8-million strong, plus a broad online and digital reach. Bruckman’s holistic-minded passion for health, wellness and integrative therapies has awakened in like-minded entrepreneurs a desire to embrace her mission. As Paul Chen, publisher of the Atlanta franchise puts it: “Awakenings of the heart speak to our desire for deeper and stronger personal relationships. Awakenings of the mind speak to our desire to learn more, faster, and optimize our mental capacities. Awakenings of the soul speak to our desire to develop greater love and compassion for all living beings equally and an increasing understanding of and connection with whatever it is we believe lies beyond our small, individual human selves.” The magazine, in turn, has awakened its readers to new ways of connecting both with their communities and each other. Natural Awakenings has become a go-to guide for local community events, products and practitioners in all of its markets. “We love to spread light,” says Bruckman. “Natural Awakenings has played a significant role in fueling the wellness revolution I saw emerging all those years ago, propelled by the kindred







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CANINE CONUNDRUM Controversy ‘Dogs’ Grain-Free Diet by Sandra Murphy

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ust like their people, dogs are prone to allergies, and pinpointing a cause and cure can be complicated. The maddening itching and scratching that allergic dogs experience can emerge from many factors, including changes in cleaning supplies, chemically treated grass at the park or sensitivity to food—with corn and wheat being common culprits, says Roberta Gleicher, a Purina-certified pet advisor in Long Island. The possible role of these grains in pet food allergies has given rise to an explosion of grain-free products. “Most dogs don’t need grains. They need nutrients,” says Gleicher. “Some of these foods were well-researched, but others were created solely to exploit fads. That’s often why some have better quality ingredients and better nutritional profiles than others.” Many dog owners have found grainfree food to be the answer to their pets’ frustrating health woes. “Our 4-year-old

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rescue terrier-mix had redness and itching on his belly to the point of bleeding from scratching. It flared up almost immediately after eating food or treats with grains,” says Allison Radkay, a blogger at in suburban Chicago. “Trial and error, combined with a lot of antihistamines, kept his redness and hives to a minimum while we figured out his allergies: He can handle brown rice, but not corn or wheat.” Grains aren’t evil, says integrative veterinarian Marty Goldstein, DVM, of Salem, New York, and author of The Nature of Animal Healing: The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat. “There is not a real requirement to feed them. The absence of grains isn’t a problem. What’s substituted for the missing grain is what can be the problem,” he notes. “Foods high in beans, peas and potatoes can block taurine utilization....” That could be unhealthy for some

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dogs, according to an alert issued last summer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It notes that taurine is an amino acid that’s lacking in dogs that develop dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The condition, which can lead to heart failure if left untreated, has long been associated with certain large and giant-sized dogs. Concerns about grain-free foods were raised when reports of DCM surfaced in breeds not typically predisposed to the disease. While the FDA investigates the potential link between taurine deficiency in some grain-free foods, dog owners and veterinarians ponder the best ways to approach a healthy canine diet. Opinions are divided. Justin Shmalberg, DVM, a board-certified veterinary nutritionist based in Gainesville, Florida, and chief nutrition officer at the pet food company NomNomNow, says there’s a longstanding debate about the necessity of carbohydrates for dogs. “Metabolically, a carb-free, meaty diet, including proteins for necessary blood sugar, works.” Still, dogs absorb many carbs just fine, he says. “Carbs are part of our dogs’ evolution. People eat carbs, and as dogs were domesticated, they adapted to eating more carbs.” Some food formulas substitute potatoes for grains, which are high in starch, says Gleicher. “Too much starch can raise blood sugar levels, which can be especially harmful for dogs with obesity or diabetic issues.” Goldstein, founder of Dr. Marty Nature’s Blend freezedried pet food, headquartered in Woodland Hills, California, favors a predominantly meat diet for carnivorous dogs. “The addition of a small amount of cooked, whole grains is okay, especially for a healthy dog. My golden, eating food that contained some brown rice, lived to 19-and-a-half, much longer than today’s life expectancy of 8 to 10 years.” In some cases, it may not be the grain itself that’s creating the problem. “A chemical residue on the grain or a genetically modified variety might trigger an allergic reaction,” Gleicher says. There’s no denying that for some dogs, removing grain has led to significant relief from allergy symptoms. If it helps, there’s no reason to panic over the latest controversy, say the experts. On the other hand, take care in jumping on the grainfree bandwagon without due diligence, careful consideration and consultation with a vet. “The best diet is individualized,” says Shmalberg. “Feed quality foods, rotate protein sources and ask where ingredients come from. Dogs are adaptable. Do what’s best for each of your dogs. Don’t just follow a trend.”

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Dear Karen Kaye, Please teach me how to control my anxiety. It is becoming more overwhelming over time. Thanks, Skyler


Dear Skyler, Trying to control anxiety is part of what makes anxiety so overwhelming. The more you try to control it, the bigger the grip anxiety has on you. In this technological age of faster and better, anxiety seems to be beating out depression as the single most frequent reason people come to counseling. At its base, anxiety is a need for control that can be paralyzing and happens most frequently to those with perfectionistic tendencies. It is inescapable and intrusive. Anxiety lies in our belief systems as a form of competition with ourselves and/or others, where someone or something else is sure to do “it” better than us. We have been told, as well as believe, that we are not good enough in the

areas we hold anxiety. On a personal note, my second grade teacher told me I would never write “well enough”. Imagine my anxiety when I began writing these columns! Don’t you just love those people in a place of authority who label and predict our future negatively? That is no one’s right, not even yours, to put yourself down. You do not deserve it. So, although you cannot control anxiety, Skyler, you have the power to manage it by noticing the thoughts and feelings that trigger it. It is up to you to decide to manage your anxious mind. Try to pull your negativity out of the closet to reveal it…not scold it. Reflect on this statement, “I wonder what made me do that or what made me so harsh towards myself in that area.”

It is much easier to seek professional help to uncover these feelings and questions than to do it on your own. Sometimes, we are too close to ourselves to identify the problem. Our thoughts and feelings are coming to us to heal us, not to hurt us. Thank you so much for your question. Sincerely, Karen L. Kaye, LMHC

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tuesday, January 15 Tunies 19th Annual Health & Wellness Seminar — 6pm–10pm, Free Event! Nationally recognized speakers Terry Lemerand, Jacob Teitelbaum, Jordan Rubin and Dr, Josh Axe. 100’s of Free samples. Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs FL 33065.

Saturday, January 19 Dr. Amadi’s Wholistic Health Center Office Party — 1–5pm. Health Talks on: Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement, Medical Marijuana, Acupuncture. Tunies, 5651 Coral Ridge Dr, Coral Springs, 33076, Ron Shenker/Tunies Store Manager, 954510-0410.

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sunday Sacred Journey Interfaith Seminary — 9am–5pm. Classes for Interfaith Ministry Ordination. A Healing Space, 1410 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors 33305. Rev. Dr. Grace Telesco 917.579.3750. A Course In Miracles — 9:30am–11am. Last Sunday monthly. $5. Guided meditation & study led by Janet Weissman “Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.” Aloha, 5584 W Sample Rd, Margate 754.205.4949. Free Meditation Class — 10:15–10:45am. Tools For Happiness: 11am–12:30pm, donation, Buddhists techniques for understanding the mind for a more peaceful life. Website: details for classes. Thubten Kunga Ling Buddhist Center, 201 SE 15th Ter, Suite 206, Deerfield Beach, 954.421.6224. Catholic Mass (non-Roman Catholic) — 10:30am, (+ Sat 5pm) The Parish of Sts. Francis & Clare, staffed by Franciscan friars. 2300 NW 9th Ave (Powerline Rd), Wilton Manors, 33311, 954.731.8173. Enrich your Life! — 11am with Rev. Dr. Charles Geddes. Empowering, Universal Spiritual Principles, honoring the wisdom and divinity with you. Bridges Spiritual Centers, Wilton Plaza, 1881 NE 26th St, Suite 244, Wilton Manors, 33305, Call 954.530.6006. Eck Light and Sound Service — 11am– noon, free / guest speaker. Sing HU the ancient name for God. Group Discussions, Fellowship & Refreshments. Address: Rodeway Inn and Suites, 2400 W State Rd 84 (Marina Mile Blvd), Ft Lauderdale, 33312. Pier Mercer 954.309.1682 Tai Chi — 11am–1:30pm. Fitness, stress management, low impact, exercise routines. Oneness Tai Chi Intl., at Kimlings Martial Arts Academy, 3550 N Andrew Ave. Oakland Park 954.394.4342. The Truth in Heart Group — the first Sunday of every month, (except for November, event on the 18th) 11:30am– 12:30pm. Free. Meditation to bring love back to your heart, lecture following. Location: Ben Fiorendino Park, 10211 Taft St., Pembroke Pines. Information: 954.303.8533. 56

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Coral Springs Metaphysical Group — 1–3pm (1st Sun ea. mo.) Free. Deep trance channeling. Ask questions. Get answers. Talk to psychics. At the home of Charles and Sondra Zecher, 12140 NW 10th St, Coral Springs, 954.340.7087.

Fort Lauderdale Abraham-Hicks Meetup — 7–9pm. $20. Application & living the teachings of Abraham - Hicks. Fort Lauderdale Center For Spiritual Living, 4849 N Dixie Highway Oakland Park, 33334, Bryan, 800.369.4107.

Spiritual Oasis, a Psychic and Healing Event and Metaphysical Marketplace — 1:30–6pm, third Sunday of each month (except June) $10, come and share the excitement. Center for Inner Wisdom, 4849 N Dixie Hwy. Oakland Park, 33334, Jack, 754.214.1066.

Reiki Circle/Meditation — 7:30–8:30pm. $10 Reiki healing circle, guided meditation & discussion. ArtServe, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, Rev Elise, R. M., 954.317.3907.

International Association for Near Death Studies / IANDS of South Florida —1st Sunday each month, 4:30–6:30pm, University Hospital, 7201 N University Dr, Tamarac, 33321-2983. The Pavilion’s Gym (door located left of the Pavilion’s lobby), 305-798-8974. Interfaith Sacred Celebrations of Spirit — Weekly on Sunday evenings 6:30– 7:30pm at Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution at a Healing Space,1410 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors, 33305. Rev. Dr. Grace Telesco 917.579.3750. Free Meditation Gathering — 7–9pm, first Sunday each month. Guided meditation, kirtan, spiritual reading, Sivananda tradition. Yoga Warehouse, 508 SW Flagler Ave, downtown Ft Lauderdale, 954.525.7726.

monday Free Vital Life Force Energy Treatment — every Monday at 10am, total 4 days in a row. Treatment for all ailments, pain or emotional disorders. Center for Inner Wisdom, 4849 N Dixie Hwy., Bay 2, Oakland Park 33334. Information: 754.214.1066. Chiropractic — Every 1st Monday, 6pm. Free, Attendees will receive a discount off their first visit. New Life Upper Cervical Chiropractic, 820 S. State Road 7, Plantation, 33317. Phone: 954.389.8297. Jam&All Interfaith Cafe — 7–9pm. 3rd Monday of every Month, free. These monthly round-table discussions over coffee, tea and light refreshments are open to people of all faiths and to those with no religious affiliation. They are designed for educational and sharing purposes. Temple Bat Yam, 5151 NE 14th Terrace, Ft Lauderdale, 33334, Kathy, 561.289.4621.

Men and Women’s Support Group: Conscious Awareness — 8–10pm. $25 per session. Designed for men and women to learn from each other regarding relationships, self-worth and the rewrite of negative patterns. Contact: Karen Kaye, LMHC, 954.384.1217 (landline)

tuesday Raja Yoga Meditation — 10:15–11:30am (& 6:30–7:30pm) Free. Enjoy the peace & love within. Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd, 33020. Roz, 954.962.7447. Chakra Yoga — 10:45am–noon. $15 (All Levels). Chakra means wheels of light. Learn characteristics of the chakras and the properties associated with a particular part of the body recharging your energy. Namaste Yoga, 421 S. Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, 954.785.6333. Natural Dental Consultations — 2–4pm. Free. Wondering how your oral health is connected to your body? Dr. Lipovetskiy specializes in Natural and Biological Dentistry. Advanced Dental Wellness Center, 104 SE 1st St, Ft Lauderdale, 33301, 954.525.5662. Revitalizing Tuesdays — Holistic Psychic Fair 3–7pm. Free entry, $1 minute sessions. A Day of self-care for body mind and spirit & Evening of Bliss in a Candlelight Sound Healing Meditation 7:30–8:45pm, $17. Yoga Source, 6601 NW 14th St, #11, Plantation, 33313, 786.419.1389 Have You Had a Spiritual Experience? — 3rd Tue., 6–7pm. Free. Sense you’ve lived before? Out-of-body or near-death experience? Spiritual Discussion for people of any faith. West Regional Library, Room 210, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 33324. Pier 954.309.1682

Tai Chi — 6:45–8:45pm (and Thurs) Fitness, stress management, low impact, exercise routines. Oneness Tai Chi Intl., @ Kimlings Martial Arts Academy, 3550 N Andrews Ave, Oakland Park, 954.394.4342. Carole’s Sacred Circles! — 7:30– 8:30pm. $15. Find Inner Stillness with empowering guided meditation, receive Reiki, John of God, Holonomic healings, & a channeled medical intuitive Message. Jade Wellness, 2717 E Oakland Park Blvd #201 Reserve 954.655.5490.

wednesday Meditation & Reiki Healing Circle — 7pm, $5Love, Nature’s Emporium, 8041 W Sample Rd, Coral Springs 954.755.2223. Awakened Living Group — 7–8pm Free. Practical spirituality for your journey of spiritual transformation/self discovery. Center For Spiritual Living Ft. Lauderdale, 4849 N Dixie Hwy Oakland Park FL 33334, David, 305.746.0881. Healing Touch / Reiki Circle Meditation — 7:30–9pm, 2nd & 4th Wednesday/each month $10. Healing Essence Studio 3081 E. Commercial Blvd. Ste. #103 (inside breezeway), Ft Lauderdale, 954.868.3505.

thursday Meditation/Relaxation Class — 5:45– 6:30pm, free. Guided meditation & relaxation led by Ina Lee. All levels. George English Park Rec Center, 1101 Bayview Dr. Ft Lauderdale. Call first, 954.463.4733. Art Stroll 4th Thursdays — 6–9pm, free. Come Stroll the Promenade of Green Turtle Plaza and enjoy an evening of Art and Entertainment. 2 blocks west of A1A, North side of Commercial, Lauderdale by the Sea. info: 954.909.2200. A Course in Miracles Discussion Group — 6:30–7:30pm. Free. Co-Facilitated by Rev. Margarita and Rev. Dr. Nancy, graduate of Dr. Jon Mundy’s All Faiths Seminary International. Sunshine Cathedral, 2nd floor classroom, 1480 SW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, 734.395.5857. Tai Chi — 6:45–8:45pm. Fitness, stress management, low impact, exercise routines. Oneness Tai Chi Intl., @ Kimlings Martial Arts Academy, 3550 N Andrews Ave, Oakland Park 954.394.4342. Support group for parents or guardians who have lost children to suicide — Meets 1st and 3rd weeks monthly. 7–8:30pm. Free. Medical Library, Imperial Point Hospital, 6401 North Federal Hwy, Ft Lauderdale, FL. Call for info: 201.927.1017.

Spiritual Evolution Study Group — 7–8:30pm $10. Ongoing series based on spiritually inspired texts. Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution, 1410 NE 26th St, Wilton Manors. Call Rev. G. 917.579.3750.

friday Fat Village / MASS Art Walk — 5–11pm, (2nd Fri./mo). Valet/paid Parking lot & free trolley service. 954.785.7475. Crystal Bowl Meditation — 6–7:15pm. $15. Learn how to meditate with Singing Bowls. Relax and experience a deep and profound inner peace with these sacred instruments’ vibrations. Namaste Yoga, 421 S Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, 33062. 954.785.6333. Monthly Gallery Night, Meet the Artists, Show & Sale — 6–11pm, (second Friday ea. mo). A great gathering of varied talents. Host/Artist: Michael D. Colanero. Uncommon Gallery, 2709 E Commercial Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, 954.336.4305. Support group for parents or guardians who have lost children to suicide — Meets 1st and 3rd weeks monthly. 7–8:30pm. Free. Medical Library, Imperial Point Hospital, 6401 North Federal Hwy, Ft Lauderdale, FL. Call for info: 201.927.1017. Reiki Circle/Meditation — 7:30–8:30pm. $10 Reiki healing circle, guided meditation & discussion. Center for Spiritual Living, 4849 North Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park FL 33334, Rev Elise, R. M., 954.317.3907.

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saturday Volunteer ~ Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep / Kids Ecology Corp and others — 7–11am (2nd Saturday of month), Help save lives and keep beaches litter-free. 300 S Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd, (Las Olas & the Beach). Earn community hours. Reiki Healing Circle — 9–10am, Free. Usui Reiki Circle. All are welcome. Love & Light Spiritual Emporium, 1419 E Commercial Blvd. Ste B, Oakland Park, FL, 33334, 954.261.3878. Reggae Yoga, Shakti Dance or Belly Dance Class — 10am*. First class free. Be the guest of Dr. Donna Goldstein of the Body Wisdom Lifestyle Program. The Banyon House, 19 South US 1, Dania, 33004. *Call or text for details and other start times, 954.292.8477. Free Reiki Circle — 10–11am. Divine Love Institute & Gift Shop, 2832 Stirling Rd, #H, Hollywood FL 33020. Conveniently located just west of I–95 on Stirling Rd, 954.920.0050. The Sistrunk Farmers Market — 10am– 2pm. Locally, organically grown fruits & vegetables, old fashioned family fun, Artisan Market Vendors. Market hours EBT & SNAP accepted at the Market. Corner of Sistrunk Blvd & NW 10th Ave, Ft Lauderdale.

Integrative Painting Workshops — 10am–4pm, 3rd Thursday and Saturday each month. Groups or one-on-one. A deeply fulfilling inner journey facilitated through meditation, painting and the interpretation of colors and symbols. Call for web address or more info: 954.775.5062.

Yin Yoga — 2–3:15pm, $15. (+Wed, 6pm) Restorative Postures with Deep Breathing are held passively to expand motion in joints, supporting our immune system and emotional well being. Concludes with meditation. Namaste Yoga, 421 S. Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, 954.785.6333.

Community Acupuncture — 11am–6pm $30–$40 (Mon–Sat). Relaxing & effective! Acupuncture treatments in a small group setting. Thrive Wellness Center, 1244 S Federal Hwy, Ft Lauderdale 954.713.6118.

Happy Tai Chi Beginners — 6-7pm, foundation form; Advanced: 11am12:30pm, (plus Tuesday and Thursday ~ call for times). Love Donation if in hardship. Taught by Master Jennifer Yu. Unitarian Universalist Church, 2601 St Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. Text /call 561.866.0852.

Raja Yoga Meditation — 12noon, at Dania Beach Library, 1 Park Avenue East, Dania Beach, 33004. Enjoy the peace within. Call Roz for info 954.962.7447. Happy Healing Chi Kung/Qigong — 12:30-1:30pm, Love Donation if in hardship. 5-Element Qigong seasonal practice, Qigong forms, healing sounds for organs, and moving meditation. Taught by Master Jennifer Yu. Unitarian Universalist Church, 2601 St Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. Text /call 561.866.0852. Aromatherapy Blending, Create, Make, & Take! — monthly, first Saturday, 1–3pm. Take home your own blend. Come as a group or individual. Healing Essence Studio, 3081 E. Commercial Blvd. Ste. 103 (inside Breezeway), Ft. Lauderdale, 33308. RSVP requested, Julia 954.868.3505.

Broward Art Guild, Monthly Art Reception — 6:30–9pm, 1st Sat./month. Free, meet and support local artists during the Juried Art Exhibit. Participate in the Peoples’ Choice Awards. Enjoy munchies from Bokampers. Broward Art Guild Gallery, 3280 N.E. 32nd St., Ft Lauderdale FL 33308, 954.537.3370. Rock Kirtan: Sacred Devotional Singing — monthly (call) 7–8:30pm, $10. Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution, 1410 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors. Call Rev. G. 917.579.3750.


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Sandra Herrington, OMD, RN, LMT, CT 2544 No. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale 954-566-0444 Cleansing for health/energy. Constipation, impaction, bowel rehabilitation, digestive disorders, candida detox, nutrition, living foods/ wheatgrass. Individualized plans or Rx followed. Physician/ instructor administered. Established 1964. Clean, private, caring environment. mm966, ma6884. See ad page 34.

Natural Living Glossary Active Release Techniques (ART): A­patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles. Acupressure: Based on the same system as acupuncture, acupressure stimulates body pressure points using fingers and hands instead of needles, in order to restore a balanced flow of life energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). This force moves through the body along 12 energy pathways, or meridians, which practitioners “unblock and strengthen”. Common styles include jin shin, which gently holds at least two points at once for a minute or more; and shiatsu, which applies firm pressure to each point for three to five seconds. (Also see shiatsu.) Tui na and Thai massage stimulate qi through acupressure hand movements, full-body stretches and Chinese massage techniques. (Also see tui na.) Other forms of acupressure include jin shin do, jin shin jyutsu and acu-yoga. Learn more at Acupuncture: An ancient Oriental technique that stimulates the body’s ability to sustain and balance an electromagnetic life-force (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”) which is channeled in a continuous flow throughout the body via a network of “meridians”. Disease is understood as an imbalance in the meridian system. Diagnosis of an imbalance is made by “reading” the pulse, face, tongue and body energy. To correct it, a practitioner inserts acupuncture needles at specific points along the meridians to stimulate or disperse the flow of life force. Acupuncture principles include the yin and yang polarities and the associations of the five elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood with bodily organs. Air Purification: The process of reducing contaminants in the air. Air purifiers are either passive (waiting for particulates to come to the device) or proactive (sending out the solution to the pollution). Filter-based purification traps airborne particles. UV lamps sterilize air that passes by the lamp via air currents or forced air. Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) in-duct units are mounted in a January 2019


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Heart-centered counseling and coaching for women with life, love, work issues in our office and by phone throughout Florida. Help healing from trauma, inner child and recovery; groups, workshops, tele-classes, Annual Bootcamp; Relationship Weekend; Creative Woman Workshops.

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forced-air HVAC system. Ionizers generate electrically charged ions to attract airborne particulates. Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) uses a combination of UVX light and ionization to remove airborne particulates and sterilize surfaces. Ozone generators are used as whole-house air cleaners to remove major smoke odors, musty smells and toxic mold. Alkaline Water: Drinking water that has been treated through the use of a water ionizer. Proponents of alkaline water believe that high acidity in the body contributes to a number of physical illnesses and conditions, from fatigue and weight gain to more serious disorders. They believe that drinking alkaline water can help resolve these health problems by raising the body’s pH level. Alternative Energy: Alternative energy is related to green living as it includes energy alternatives to traditional fossil fuels. The main drive behind alternative energy is to find renewable, eco-friendly sources of energy like solar or wind power. Anusara (Yoga): Anusara means, “Go with the flow”, and blends spirituality with inner/outer alignment and balanced energetic actions. Developed by John Friend in 1997, this style urges students to think of poses as artistic expressions of the heart. Individual abilities and limitations are deeply respected and honored so Anusara yoga can be helpful for everyone and is good for beginners. Aromatherapy: An ancient healing art that uses the essential oils of herbs and flowers to treat emotional disorders such as stress and anxiety and a wide range of other ailments. Oils are massaged into the skin, inhaled or added to a water bath. Often used in conjunction with massage therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, herbology and chiropractic or other holistic treatments. Ashtanga (Yoga): A physically demanding style that is light on meditation, Ashtanga yoga employs a fast-paced series of flowing poses to build strength, flexibility and stamina. Developed by Indian yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga’s progressively difficult postures are synchronized with a loud breath (called Ujyaii breath in Sanskrit) and are designed to produce intense internal heat and purifying sweat in order to detoxify muscles and organs. The room is usually heated to warm muscles and increase flexibility. Preferred by many athletes, this style is too intense and demanding for most beginners. Ayurveda: The oldest medical system known to man and a comprehensive spiritual teaching practiced in India for 4,000 years. It focuses on achieving and maintaining perfect health via the balance of the elements air, fire

and water (illness is considered an excess of any element). A patient’s body type, determined according to Ayurveda principles, is the basis for individualized dietary regimens and other preventive therapeutic interventions. Ayurveda prescriptions might include purification procedures for the restoration of biological rhythms; experience of expanded consciousness through meditation; nutritional counseling; stress reduction; enhancing neuromuscular conditions; and behavioral modification. Ayurvedic Massage: One part of panchakarma, a traditional East Indian detoxification and rejuvenation program, in which the entire body is vigorously massaged with large amounts of warm oil and herbs to remove toxins. With the client’s permission, oil is also poured into the ears, between the eyebrows and applied to specific chakras, or body energy centers, in techniques known respectively as karna purana, shirodhara and marma chikitsa. These treatments, modified to meet the needs of the West, powerfully affect the mind and nervous system—calming, balancing and bringing a heightened sense of awareness and deep inner peace. Ayurvedic massage techniques are grounded in an understanding of the primordial energies of the five elements— ether, air, fire, water and earth—and of the three basic types of energies, or constitutions, that are present in everyone and everything—vata, pitta and kapha. A knowledgeable therapist selects and customizes various ayurvedic massage techniques by selecting the rate and pressure of massage strokes and the proper oils and herbs. Learn more at Biodegradable: Capable of decomposing rapidly into elements found in nature, such as water, carbon dioxide and organic matter, when exposed to sunlight, air, water and microorganisms. Bioenergetics plus Core Energetics: A combination of physical and psychological techniques that identifies and frees areas of repressed physical and emotional trauma in the body. Deep breathing, various forms of massage and physical exercises release layers of chronic muscular tension and defensiveness, termed “body armor”. The unlocking of feelings creates the opportunity to better understand and integrate them with other aspects of oneself. Core Energetics is based on the principles of bioenergetics, but acknowledges spirituality as a key dimension of healing. Learn more at Biofeedback: A relaxation technique that monitors internal body states and is used especially for stress-related conditions such as asthma, migraines, insomnia and high blood

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dental health Advanced Dental Wellness Center

Boris Lipovetskiy, DMD 104 SE 1st St. Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 954-525-5662

Dr. Lipovetskiy specializes in natural, biological, and cosmetic dentistry offering latest in technology in our relaxing environment. We provide mercury safe dentistry, metal-free braces, and biocompatible metal-free zirconia implants. He specializes in TMJ and sleep apnea. See ad page 17.

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that today’s consumers are willing to invest in what they believe in, from fair-trade goods to animal-friendly and environmentally sound products and services.

Aurel Chebanu, DMD, PhD Integrated Dental Center 333 NW 70th Ave, Suite 207 Plantation FL 33317 954-792-6266 (o)

Mercury free, fluoride free and latex free environment. Specialty: Biocompatibility and sensitivity issues; Restoring the dentition using regenerative technologies through implants and tissue regeneration. See ad page 57.

Brent J. Bracco, DDS – Comprehensive Dentistry 2467 E. Commercial Boulevard Ft. Lauderdale FL 33308 954-771-5300

Do you wait till it hurts to see the dentist? Enhance your smile at our new tranquil, state-of-the-art office. We have been providing wholistic family dental care since 1985. Most insurance accepted. Mon – Thurs, 7:30am – 5pm.

FREDDA ROSENBAUM, D.D.S. 2925 Aventura Blvd. #201 Aventura FL 33180 305-933-3350

Dentistry with a Woman’s Touch. General, Cosmetic, Holistic & Sedation. See ad, page 47.

The International Center For Dental Excellence Yolanda Cintron, DMD 2021 East Commercial Blvd., Suite 208 Fort Lauderdale FL 33308 954-938-4599

A ll phases of dentistry for optimum health, holistic, biocompatible dentistry. • Sedation dentistry • Removing of toxic metals • Replacing them with bio-compatible materials • Laser dentistry for painless surgeries & extractions • Zirconia/ ceramic implants • Natural bone augmentation / Plasma Rich Growth Factor • Oral DNA Testing • Add gums to receding gums. See ad pages 15 and 42.


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Counseling / Psychotherapy: These terms encompass a broad range of practitioners, from career counselors, who offer advice and information, to psychotherapists, who treat depression, stress, addiction and emotional issues. Formats can vary from individual counseling to group therapy. In addition to verbal counseling techniques, some holistic therapists may use bodywork, ritual, energy healing and other alternative modalities as part of their practice. Craniosacral Therapy (CST): The practitioner applies manual therapeutic procedures to remedy distortions in the structure and function of the craniosacral mechanism—the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the skull, the sacrum and interconnected membranes. Craniosacral work is based upon two major premises: the bones of the skull can be manipulated because they never completely fuse; and the pulse of the cerebrospinal fluid can be balanced by a practitioner trained to detect pulse variations. CST, also referred to as cranial osteopathy, is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), ear and eye problems, balance problems, learning difficulties, dyslexia and hyperactivity. Crystal & Gem Therapy: Practitioners use quartz crystals and gemstones for therapeutic and healing purposes, asserting that the substances have recognizable energy frequencies and the capacity to amplify other frequencies in the body. They also absorb and store frequencies and can essentially be programmed to help effect healing. In the ancient art of ‘laying-on of stones,’ practitioners place crystals and gemstones on various parts of the body, corresponding to its chakra points (energy centers), in order to balance energy flow. Dance / Movement Therapy: A method of expressing thoughts and feelings through movement, developed during the 1940s. Participants, guided by trained therapists, are encouraged to move freely, sometimes to music. Dance/movement therapy can be practiced by people of all ages to promote self-esteem and gain insight into their own emotional problems, but is also used to help those with serious mental and physical disabilities. In wide use in the United States, this modality is becoming established around the world. Decluttering: Based on the theory that clutter drains both physical and mental energy. Decluttering involves two components. The first focuses on releasing things (clothing,

papers, furniture, objects and ideas) that no longer serve a good purpose in one’s life. The second focuses on creating a simple system of personal organization that is easy to maintain and guards against accumulating things that are neither necessary nor nourishing. Decompression Therapy: A nonsurgical means of relieving pain to the lower back and neck and is often referred to as spinal decompression therapy. Decompression therapy is a spinal disc rehabilitation program that slowly and gently stretches the area of the spine while decompressing the discs Deep Tissue Bodywork: In this method, stretching and moving the connective tissue that envelops the muscles (fascia) works to lengthen and balance the body along its natural, vertical axis. Distortions of the connective tissue may be caused by internal reactions and complications due to accidents, emotional tensions or past unreleased traumas. The practitioner uses slow strokes, direct pressure or friction across the muscles via fingers, thumbs or elbows. Deep tissue massage works to detoxify tissue by helping to remove accumulated lactic acid and other waste products from the muscles. The therapy is used to ease or eliminate chronic muscular pain or inflammatory pain from arthritis, tendonitis and other ailments, and help with injury rehabilitation. Learn more at Dentistry (Holistic): Regards the mouth as a microcosm of the entire body. The oral structures and the whole body are seen as a unit. Holistic dentistry often incorporates such methods as homeopathy, biocompatibility testing and nutritional counseling. Most holistic dentists emphasize wellness and preventive care, while avoiding (and often recommending the removal of silver-mercury fillings). Detoxification: The practice of resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. According to some holistic practitioners, accumulated toxins can drain the body of energy and make it more susceptible to disease. Detoxification techniques may include fasts, special diets, sauna sweats and colon cleansing. Directional Non-Force Technique (DNFT): The original non- or low-force technique of chiropractic developed by Dr. Richard Van Rumpt. At the heart of the technique is a method of challenging and leg measuring (similar to muscle testing) to detect the presence and location of spinal misalignment (subluxation), and a thumb thrust for correction. Structures included in analysis and corrections are vertebrae, ribs, muscles, discs, cranial, soft tissues, extremities, and some ligaments.

Features of DNFT are: A direct analysis of disc subluxation and a direct correction for a bulging or even herniated disc. The ability to distinguish between nerve interference being produced by muscles, vertebrae, discs or any combination thereof. A knee correction, which includes all osseous structures, ligaments, meniscus, and related muscles. A comprehensive TMJ/cranial correction. A comprehensive and effective shoulder correction. Doula: A woman who supports an expectant mother through pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. Studies indicate that support in labor has profound benefits, including shorter labor, less desire for pain medication, lower rate of Caesarian delivery and more ease in initiation of breast-feeding. Fathers have reported that they were more relaxed with a doula present because they felt reassured and therefore freer to support their mates. Eco-Friendly: Intended or perceived to have no harmful effect on the natural environment and its inhabitants. Electrical Noise Filtration: “Dirty electricity” is a newly recognized and ubiquitous pollutant. It refers to unusable electrical energy, which produces harmonics in the electrical power lines. Filtration reduces the potential for electrical leakage into the human environment and the creation of additional “trash” (dirty electricity), and protects appliances and electronic devices. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): EFT is an emotional therapy process based on the Chinese meridian, or energy system, to heal diseases and physical ailments. Through the EFT self-help process, one mentally tunes in to specific issues while tapping on meridian points with the fingertips. This tapping stimulates corresponding areas of the body, thus balancing disturbances in the meridian system and allowing non-serving emotions to be released. View free tutorial at Energy-Efficient: A system or product that uses a reduced amount of energy compared to one of comparable size and quality by using advanced technology and/or special design features. Environmental Medicine: Explores the role of dietary and environmental allergens in health and illness. Factors such as dust, mold, chemicals and certain foods may cause allergic reactions that can dramatically influence diseases, ranging from asthma and hay fever to headaches and depression. Enzyme Therapy: Can be an important first

step in restoring health and well-being by helping to remedy digestive problems. Plant and pancreatic enzymes are used in complementary ways to improve digestion and absorption of essential nutrients. Treatment includes enzyme supplements, coupled with a healthy diet that features whole foods. Fair Trade: Fair trade includes sustainable, environmentally sound agricultural practices, just like green living, and focuses specifically on fair labor practices and fair prices for farmer’s crops across national borders. Feng Shui: The ancient Chinese art of positioning objects according to the laws of Heaven (spiritual) and Earth (natural) to create a living and working environment that facilitates a harmonious and positive flow of energy to improve one’s life. Proper practice of feng shui is meant to create and maintain good health, wealth, relationships, creativity and more. Consultants can be an asset by assisting with proper placement of objects within personal and business spaces, either before or after the spaces are created. Flower Remedies: Flower essences are recognized for their ability to improve well-being by eliminating negative emotions. In the 1930s, English physician Edward Bach concluded that negative emotions could lead to physical illness. His research also convinced him that flowers possessed healing properties that could be used to treat emotional problems. In the 1970s, Richard Katz completed Bach’s work and established the Flower Essence Society, which has registered some 100 essences from flowers in more than 50 countries. Food Miles: The distance food travels between its place of origin and consumption. Fossil Fuels: Solid, liquid or gaseous fuels formed underground millions of years ago, by the decay and fossilization of dead organisms. The resulting fossil fuels, including coal, oil and natural gas, are nonrenewable because they take millions of years to form. Burning fossil fuels releases pollutants into the atmosphere, including greenhouse gases that are altering the Earth’s carbon cycle and destabilizing the climate. Functional Medicine: A personalized medicine that focuses on primary prevention and deals with underlying causes, instead of symptoms, for serious chronic diseases. Treatments are grounded in nutrition and improved lifestyle habits and may make use of medications. The discipline uses a holistic approach to analyze and treat interdependent systems of the body and to create the dynamic balance integral to good health.

Dr. Yani Holistic and Healing Dentistry Yani Dixon, DMD 212 SE 12th St (Davie Blvd) Fort Lauderdale FL 33316 954-525-6010

We follow strict amalgam removal protocols incorporating nutritional supplements for safe mercury detoxification ~ IAOMT member. To promote better healing, our hygiene care incorporates ozone and essential oils for gum treatments. Only mercury-free biocompatible crowns and dental materials used. Free holistic toothpaste recipe. See ad page 29.


915 Middle River Drive, Suite 204 Fort Lauderdale FL 33304 1-800-234-7112

Confidential and compassionate Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediators with legal and mental health backgrounds. Available for divorce, parenting disputes, child support, paternity, alimony and equitable distribution.

DOULA Relaxed Birthing Tyler White 813-713-5164

Doulas are birth companions, who help with births plans: VBAC’S, home births, C-sections, comfort techniques, special breathing and position techniques. Present before, during, after birth. Broward County.

editing Cheryl Hynes Editor Services


Composing from the broadest awareness in every now moment, providing full suite editing and proofreading, expressly in areas of Cosmic Consciousness. Holism. Inclusivity. Gnosis. No-mind.

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and steady increase in greenhouse gases that trap the sunlight’s heat in the atmosphere.

EDUCATION ATLANTIC Institute of ORIENTAL Medicine (ATOM) 100 East Broward Blvd., Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33301 954-763-9840

ATOM offers a Master’s degree and a Doctoral degree in Oriental Medicine. ATOM has an Intern Clinic that is open to the public. See ad back cover.

face yoga Face Yoga by Susan Forma

Susan Forma 561-929-1627

Face Yoga uses facial exercises to naturally tighten, tone, lift and smooth the muscles of the face, without the use of surgeries, chemicals or fillers. See ad page 23.


Melody Miller 2464 Madison St, Hollywood FL 33020 305-778-7715 We provide coaching for issues dealing with Fertility, Miscarriages, IVF, Low Sperm Count, PCOS, Adoption, Relationships, Fertility Nutrition, Meditation and tools to deal with Stress.

Fine art SusieQ Wood

954-630-1610 Artist, Advocate and Speaker. Available for collaborative art projects. Unique Trashformation jewelry available using found objects. See ad pages 4 and 24.

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Green Building: An approach to site selection, building orientation, design and construction that minimizes a structure’s impact on the environment. Green building considerations include minimizing site disturbance and construction waste; employing renewable technologies for heating, cooling and electrical systems; and incorporating sustainable, recycled, low-water and energy-efficient materials and products. Green Living: Green living is an attempt to carry out your life in an eco-friendly, environmentally responsible manner or an attempt to minimize the size of your ecological footprint. Green living concerns itself with a range of topics and practices including conservation of resources, recycling, sustainability, green construction, alternative energy, organic food choices, and other environmental topics. Green Technology: Green technology (or environmental technology), a subset of green living, refers to various sciences whose aim is to advance technology to help conserve and protect the environment, like recycling or renewable energy. Greenhouse Gases: Gases that allow solar radiation to enter the Earth’s atmosphere and warm its surface, but prevent thermal radiation from escaping from the atmosphere, thereby contributing to global warming. Greenhouse gas emissions come primarily from the combustion of fossil fuels to produce energy. Greenwashing: A deliberate attempt by a business or entity to mislead the public into believing a product, service, company or practice is environmentally sensitive when in fact it is not. Healing Touch: A non-invasive, relaxing and nurturing energy therapy that helps to restore physical, emotional, mental and spiritual balance and support self-healing. A gentle touch is used on or near the fully clothed client to influence the body’s inner energy centers and exterior energy fields. Healing touch is used to ease acute and chronic conditions, assist with pain management, encourage deep relaxation and accelerate wound healing. Herbal Medicine: This oldest form of medicine uses natural plants in a wide variety of forms for their therapeutic value. Herbs produce and contain various chemical substances that act upon the body to strengthen its natural functions without the negative side effects of synthetic drugs. They may be taken internally or applied externally via teas, tinctures, extracts, oils, ointments, compresses and poultices.

Homeopathy: A therapy that uses small doses of specially prepared plants and minerals to stimulate the body’s defense mechanisms and healing processes in order to cure illness. Homeopathy, taken from the Greek words homeos, meaning “similar”, and pathos, meaning “suffering”, employs the concept that “like cures like”. A remedy is individually chosen for a person based on its capacity to cause, if given in an overdose, physical and psychological symptoms similar to those the patient is experiencing. Hybrid (vehicle): A vehicle that combines two energy sources to power a car—the most popular being hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) in which a gas-powered engine and a batterypowered electric motor work in tandem to decrease fuel consumption. Hydrotherapy: The use of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include fullbody immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used at home as part of a self-care program. Hypnotherapy: A range of hypnosis techniques that allow practitioners to bypass the conscious mind and access the subconscious. The altered state that occurs under hypnosis has been compared to a state of deep meditation or transcendence, in which the innate recuperative abilities of the psyche are allowed to flow more freely. The subject can achieve greater clarity regarding his or her own wants and needs, explore other events or periods of life that require resolution, or generally develop a more positive attitude. Often used to help people lose weight or stop smoking, it is also used in the treatment of phobias, stress and as an adjunct to the treatment of illnesses. Integral (Yoga): A gentle style of yoga brought to this country in 1966 by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Classes are structured to balance physical effort with relaxation and include breathing practices, chanting and both guided and silent meditation. Integral yoga is suitable for beginners and helpful for more advanced students who wish to deepen their physical and spiritual awareness. Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT): A combination of diagnostic and treatment methodologies that assess and treat pain, dysfunction, disease and disability. Developed by Sharon Giammatteo over 30-plus years, IMT is intended to address the complex needs of patients. IMT practitioners identify and address the underlying causes of dysfunction using a comprehensive and holistic approach. While IMT diagnostics and treatment

modalities are predominately hands-on, IMT also integrates a wide range of diagnostic and treatment technologies, nutritional programs (i.e. natural supplements, diet and herbs), and IMT body-based psychotherapeutic approaches to develop a customized solution for a patient’s needs. Integrative Medicine: This holistic approach combines conventional Western medicine with complementary alternative treatments, in order to simultaneously treat mind, body and spirit. Geared to the promotion of health and the prevention of illness, it neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies, without serious evaluation. Integrative Yoga Therapy: Gentle postures, guided imagery, assisted stretching and breathwork help to make this yoga a useful style for rehab centers and hospitals. Joseph LePage began this therapy in the early 1990s to help promote healing and well-being for individuals facing heart disease, cancer, AIDS and psychiatric disorders. Intuitive Arts: A general term for various methods of divination, such as numerology, psychic reading, and tarot reading. Individuals may consult practitioners to seek information about the future or insights into personal concerns or their personality. Numerology emphasizes the significance of numbers derived from the spelling of names, birth dates and other significant references; psychics may claim various abilities, from finding lost objects and persons to communicating with the spirits of the dead; tarot readers interpret a deck of cards containing archetypal symbols. Ionic Foot Detox: This machine is a modern energy therapy device that balances the body’s natural energy system. By introducing a high level of negative ions into the water of a foot bath, the feet, utilizing principles of reflexology and the science of ionization and osmosis, create a positive cellular environment and enable the body’s natural detoxification processes to function at their peak. Iridology: Analysis of the delicate structure of the iris, the colored portion of the eye, to reveal information about conditions within the body. More than 90 specific zones on each iris, for a combined total of 180-plus zones, correspond to specific areas of the body. Because body weaknesses are often noticeable in the iris long before they are discernible through blood work or other laboratory analysis, iridology can be a useful tool for preventive self-care. Iyengar (Yoga): Noted for precise alignment and symmetry of postures, the development of balance, and the use of props such as blocks, balls and belts. Based on an

exceptional understanding of how the body works, the Iyengar style of yoga was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. Poses are held longer than usual. Iyengar is a good style for beginners but can challenge seasoned practitioners as well. Kinesiology / Applied Kinesiology: The study of muscles and their movement. Applied kinesiology tests the relative strength and weakness of selected muscles to identify decreased function in body organs and systems, as well as imbalances and restrictions in the body’s energy flow. Some tests use acupuncture meridians and others analyze interrelationships among muscles, organs, the brain and the body’s energy field. Applied kinesiology is also used to check the body’s response to treatments that are being considered. Learning Therapy: An interactive, non-drug treatment for learning challenges (like ADD/ ADHD or classroom behavioral issues) or for enhancing learning, often through patterns of movement thought to stimulate neural pathways. Types of learning therapy include programs/curricula designed by Brain Gym and the Seattle-based HANDLE Institute. LED: An acronym for light-emitting diode: An extremely energy-efficient, long-life light source. LEED: An acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design; a green building certification program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. This nationwide program provides guidelines for residential and commercial construction projects aimed at improving energy savings, water efficiency and indoor environmental quality, reducing CO2 emissions and heightening stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. (Visit Life Coach: A professional who helps clients identify their personal and/or professional goals and designs a plan or institute techniques for achieving them. The life coach works with clients to recognize and overcome any obstacles that may interfere with achievement of those goals. Magnetic Field Therapy: Electromagnetic energy and the human body have a vital and valid interrelationship, making it possible to use magnetic field therapy as an aid in diagnosing and treating physical and emotional disorders. This process is reported to relieve symptoms and may, in some cases, retard the cycle of new diseases. Magnets and electromagnetic therapy devices are now being used to eliminate pain, facilitate the healing of broken bones and counter the effects of stress.

FLOAT CENTER Float8 Wellness Lounge

616 SE 10th St Deerfield Beach FL 33444 754-666-3588

Relax, recover and reset. Float8 offers four private rooms for floatation therapy, a holistic wellness treatment that reduces stress and anxiety, eases chronic pain and improves sleep.


1806 N. Flamingo Rd. #105 Pembroke Pines FL 33028 954-501-2208

Get to the cause of symptoms with functional testing. Discover imbalances and obstacles to vitality and receive a comprehensive personalized health improvement plan. Call today! See ad page 7.


6710 Parkside Drive Parkland FL 33067 954-906-5985 “I’ve been coming to The Salt Box for one month; the regimen of regular inhalers and nebulizers have gone by t h e w a y s i d e — i t ’s miraculous!” ~ Alan P

Healing The Revitalizer

Sheri Kaplan 6601 NW 14th St, Suite 11, Plantation 33313 786-419-1389 E n e rg y H e a l e r, I n t u i t i v e , Transformational Coach, Sound Healer, TESLA Healer, Reiki Master, Access Consciousness Bars Practitioner, Speaker & Author. “Healing Physical & Emotional Pain by Removing Energetic Blockages”.

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HEALTH Living Well Health Center

2500 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 210 Hollywood FL 33020 954-920-5020

Helping you set and achieve your health goals - Naturally! Chiropractic, physical therapies, non-needle acupuncture, deeptissues laser therapy, counseling and coaching for life, relationships, recovery and trauma.

Holistic Center Zen Mind Space

1501 NE 4th Ave Fort Lauderdale FL 33304 954-546-1818 A curated mindfulness experience designed by Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Marla Reis, for optimal emotional and physical wellness... where traditional therapies meet healing arts. Acupuncture • Reiki • Meditation • Yoga. See ad page 14.

HOLISTIC MEDICAL CENTER Alternative Medicine Center of Fort Lauderdale

Dr. Gary Snyder 2640 E. Oakland Park Blvd Ft. Lauderdale FL 33306 954-486-4000

A holistic medical center for wellness and healing, where caring professionals approach the whole person instead of just treating symptoms, with natural, scientific products and services. See ad page 31.

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massage aims to stimulate the lymphatic system to release excess fluid from loose connective tissues, thus helping to remove toxins. Lymph glands are part of the body’s defense against infection; blockage or damage within the system may lead to conditions such as edema, acne, inflammation, arthritis and sinusitis. By stimulating one of the body’s natural cleansing systems, it supports tissue health. It’s also been effective in assuaging lymphedema following mastectomy surgery. Learn more at and Massage Therapy: At its most basic, this ancient hands-on therapy involves rubbing or kneading the body to encourage relaxation, healing and well-being. Benefits also include increased circulation and detoxification and reduced physical and emotional stress. More than 100 methods of massage are available. Massage offers proven benefits to meet a variety of physical challenges and may also be a useful preventive therapy. Learn more at Meditation: The intentional directing of attention to one’s inner self. Methods and practices to achieve a meditative state are based upon various principles using the body or mind and may employ control or lettinggo mechanisms. Techniques include the use of imagery, mantras and observation, and the control of breathing. Research has shown that regular meditation can contribute to psychological and physiological well-being. As a spiritual practice, meditation is used to facilitate a mystical sense of oneness with a higher power or the Universe. It can also help reduce stress and alleviate stress-related ailments, such as anxiety and high blood pressure. Myofascial Release: This whole-body, handson technique seeks to free the body from the grip of tight fascia, or connective tissue, thus restoring normal alignment and function and reducing pain. Therapists use their hands to apply mild, sustained pressure in order to gently stretch and soften fascia. Developed in the late 1960s by Physical Therapist John Barnes, myofascial release is used to treat neck and back pain, headaches, recurring sports injuries and scoliosis. Learn more at Naturopathy: A comprehensive and eclectic system whose philosophy is based upon working in harmony with the body’s natural healing abilities. Naturopathy incorporates a broad range of natural methods and substances aimed to promote health. Training may include the study of specific approaches, including massage, manipulation, acupuncture, acupressure, counseling, applied nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy and minor surgery plus basic obstetrics for assistance

with natural childbirth. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP): A systematic approach to changing the limiting patterns of thought, behavior and language. Through conversation, practitioners observe the client’s language, eye movements, posture, breathing and gestures, in order to detect and help change unconscious patterns linked to the client’s emotional state. Nutritional Analysis: Identifying nutrient challenges are critical because they can affect all body functions as well as organ, joint and bone stability. Proper nutrition, supported with whole food supplements, promotes overall health and provides the human body the building blocks for tissue repair, helping re-establish proper function throughout the body and aiding in all the body’s healing processes. To further support your health, whole food and herbal supplements may be added to your health care plan to maximize the benefits of your chiropractic treatments. Given the proper nutrition, your body has the amazing capability of keeping itself healthy. Nutrition should be individualized to meet each person’s needs. Whole food supplements along with herbal products are an important key to overall health and wellbeing. Nutritional Counseling: Embracing a wide range of approaches, nutrition-based, complementary therapies and counseling seek to alleviate physical and psychological disorders through special diets and food supplements. These will be either macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins and fiber) or micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements that cannot be manufactured in the body). Nutritional therapy/counseling often uses dietary or food supplements, which can include tablets, capsules, powders or liquids. Organic: In the United States, a product that has been produced in accordance with the Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program, which sets national standards for the production, handling, and processing of organically grown agricultural products. Organic growing methods and inputs serve to enhance the ecological balance of natural systems. For example organic producers conserve soil and water, use renewable resources and grow food without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers. (See ams. Ortho-Bionomy: A gentle, non-invasive system of healing, ortho-bionomy reminds the body of its natural ability to restore balance. British Osteopath Arthur Lincoln Pauls developed the technique to stimulate the body by using gentle movement, comfortable positioning, brief compression and subtle contact to relieve joint and muscle pain and reduce stress. Lean more at

Orthotics: The profession of designing, manufacturing and/or selling devices that support or help correct musculoskeletal problems, either congenital or caused by illness or injury. Examples include back braces for scoliosis and shoe inserts for fallen arches. Osteopathy / Osteopathic Physicians: Osteopathy uses generally accepted physical, pharmacological and surgical methods of diagnosis and therapy, with a strong emphasis on body mechanics and manipulative methods to detect and correct faulty structure and function, in order to restore the body’s natural healing capacities. Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.) are fully trained and licensed according to the same standards as medical doctors (M.D.) and receive additional extensive training in the body’s structure and functions. Oxygen Therapies: Alters the body’s chemistry to help overcome disease, promote repair and improve overall function. Properly applied, oxygen may be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including infections, circulatory problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, allergies, cancer and multiple sclerosis. The major types of oxygen therapy used to treat illness are hyperbaric oxygen and ozone. Hydrogen peroxide therapy (oral or intravenous) can be dangerous and should be avoided. Passive Cooling: The use of building and design strategies to cool structures with no refrigeration systems and little or no mechanical assistance. Passive cooling strategies include low or high thermal mass materials (depending on nighttime temperatures), shading, reflecting, natural ventilation and evaporative cooling. Past Life Regression: Past life and regression therapies operate on the assumption that many physical, mental and emotional challenges are extensions of unresolved problems from the past, either childhood traumas or experiences in previous lifetimes. The practitioner uses hypnosis or other altered states of consciousness and relaxation techniques to access the source of this “unfinished business”, and helps clients to analyze, integrate and release past traumas that are interfering with their current lives. Personal Fitness Trainer: A certified fitness professional who designs fitness programs for individuals desiring one-on-one training. The goal is to provide optimal fitness results in the privacy of one’s home or at another location, such as a club or office. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy: This style helps release physical and emotional tension through assisted postures, breathing techniques and ongoing student/teacher dialogue. A deeper connection to the self is encouraged

by incorporating traditional yoga techniques with contemporary psychology, which ultimately results in the healing of mind, body and spirit. Physical Therapy: Traditional physical therapy evaluates difficulties with mobility or function to focus on rehabilitation that entails restorative treatment and instruction on how to make efficient use of the body in daily activities. Physical therapists use massage, exercise, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and other means to help the patient regain functional movement. Learn more at Pilates: Pilates, like yoga, yields long, lean, flexible muscles whose gracefully balanced movements readily translate into everyday activities like walking, sitting and bending. It is a structured system of small, isolated movements that demand powerful focus on every nuance of muscle action while working out on floor mats or machines. This technique emphasizes development of the torso’s abdominal power center, or core. Gentler than conventional exercises, it is excellent for overcoming injuries. Plug-in Hybrid: A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), like an HEV, has both an electric and gas-powered motor. Unlike HEVs, the PHEV will run entirely in electric mode until the electric charge expires, at which time a gas backup engine is started. Once returned to the garage, a PHEV can be plugged into a standard electrical outlet and recharged. Point Holding (Body Electronics): This variation of acupressure requires multiple practitioners to hold acupressure points, sometimes up to two hours, to remove energy blockages, balance the flow of energy within the body’s meridians and help the client achieve associated emotional release. Postural Integration (PI): This psychotherapy method simultaneously integrates deep tissue and breath work, body movement and awareness with emotional expression. Practitioners use gentle manipulation, bioenergetics, acupressure and Gestalt dialogue to help individuals increase their sense of emotional and physical well-being. Learn more at Power (Yoga): An intense style that creates heat and energy, while developing strength and flexibility. Power yoga evolved from ashtanga yoga and was developed by American Beryl Bender Birch in the early 1990s. Its flowing style requires the strength and stamina of Ashtanga, but doesn’t always follow the same sequence of postures, making it similar to Vinyasa style. Power yoga is usually performed in a heated room. Although Baron Baptiste is a name often associated with power yoga, he has developed his own method, called Baptiste

Holistic Podiatrist Start With Your Feet

Dr. Richard J. Rimler, DPM The Wellness Center at Post Haste 4401 Sheridan St. Hollywood FL 33021 954-526-5800 One of the only holistic podiatrists in the country who merges traditional and holistic podiatric medicine, along with a patientspecific biomechanical foundation. Offering long distance “customized orthotics” on website online store. #StartWithYourFeet.

homeopathy Homeopathy Cure

Dr. Iqbal Nazir, M.S, D.Pharm, D.H.S. Licensed Lab Medicine Practitioner 954-226-3652

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Hyperbaric therapy SUN HYPERBARICS

2866 E. Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale FL 33306 954-832-1280 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and more, offered by qualified and caring medical staff in a new facility, operating two Perry Baromedical Sigma 36 Chambers. See ad page 35.


Catherine Edelson MA, CH 2550 N. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale 33305 954-745-0735 FB business: Fort Lauderdale Hypnosis Hypnotists believe everything is hypnosis. We offer powerful, ecological and practical solutions to each client. Benefits are obvious as you allow it to happen! See ad page 9.

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KAVA BAR shells kava bar

4646 N. University Drive Lauderhill FL 33351 954-769-1226 What’s Kava? Lauderhill’s Relaxation Destination has the finest 100% natural South Pacific Root just for you! Come on down to Shells and have a few! See ad page 33.

Body Shop Massage, LLC

Chris ElKhal, LMT 120 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 104 Wilton Manors FL 33334 954-552-8840 Over 10 years of professionalism and satisfaction specializing in Swedish and Deep Tissue with a hint of Shiatsu, stretching and energy work. Reward yourself! Schedule today. MM38072

HEALING TOUCH Massage Laura 305-793-9052, Broward

Your Home or Office. Neuromuscular bodywork, trigger point. I bring healing therapies tailored to your needs, including nutritional support. Blue Cross/PI provider. Lic # MA12603

Meditation Breathe MEDITATION

Gyanpriya, JD, e-ryt 500 3000 N. Federal Hwy, Ste 5 Fort Lauderdale 33306 954-870-0508 Learn to breathe, relax and meditate - and more! We teach relaxation, meditation, therapeutic breathing, slow, mindful yoga, energy healing practices, and other neurosciencebased techniques to dissolve trapped emotions, shift unhealthy patterns and unleash the power you hold within to thrive in all areas of life. Join us for a class or program. Or let us design a custom program for you or your workplace.

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circulation and promotes specifically designated bodily and muscular functions. Learn more at

Prolotherapy: A rejuvenating therapy that uses injections of natural substances to stimulate collagen growth, in order to strengthen weak or damaged joints, tendons, ligaments or muscles. Often used as a natural alternative to drugs and/or surgery to treat pain syndromes, including degenerative arthritis, lower back, neck and joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches, and torn ligaments and cartilage.

Reiki: A healing practice originated in Japan in the 1920s as a way of activating and balancing the life force present in all living things. Reiki means, “universal life force energy.” Light hand placements channel healing energies to organs and glands and work to align the body’s energy centers, or chakras. Various techniques address emotional and mental distress, chronic and acute physical problems and/or increases spiritual focus and clarity. Reiki is a valuable addition to the work of chiropractors, massage therapists, nurses and others in the West. Learn more at

Qigong & Tai chi: Qigong and Tai chi combine movement, meditation and breath regulation to enhance the flow of vital energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”) in the body, improve circulation and enhance immune function. Qigong traces its roots to traditional Chinese medicine. Tai chi was originally a self-defense martial art descended from qigong and employed to promote inner peace and calm.

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Power Vinyasa yoga, which is taught only by teachers he certifies. Students who enjoy aerobics will probably favor power yoga.

Real Time EEG Neurofeedback: Involves direct training of brain function. Using computer processing to capture electrical activity in the brain, an individual can reward the brain with positive feedback, changing its activity to desired, more appropriate patterns. Gradually, the brain learns and remembers how to exhibit only the good patterns. Rebirthing Breathwork: Also known as conscious connected breathing or vivation, rebirthing is a means to access and release unresolved emotions. The technique uses conscious, steady, rhythmic breathing, without pausing between inhaling and exhaling. Guided by a professional rebirther, clients re-experience past memories, including birth, and let go of emotional tension stored in the body. Recycle: The act of diverting objects from the waste stream for the purpose of turning them into useful raw material that can be used to create new products and materials. Recycling is a closed loop process; materials that are diverted from the waste stream must be bought back by consumers in a successive product form. Reduce: The act of making deliberate reductions in consumption levels in several areas (e.g. energy, water, packaging, consumer goods, etc.) to conserve resources, reduce pollution and avoid waste. Reflexology (Zone Therapy): This is a natural healing method of pressure point massage used to relieve tension, pain and treat and cure illness by pressing on a part of a person’s head, hands, body or feet. Reflexology is based upon the principle that there are reflex points or zones that correspond to every part of the body. Correctly stimulating and applying pressure to these areas increases

Renewable Energy: Energy generated from renewable resources is unlimited or rapidly replenished and therefore, cannot be exhausted. Includes power generated from wind, sunlight, water flow, biomass and geothermal heat. Reuse: The act of finding continuous uses for objects and materials in order to extend their useful life or substituting pre-owned durable goods for newly manufactured items. Rubenfeld Synergy Method: Combines touch, talk and compassionate listening in a dynamic system for the integration of body, mind, emotions and spirit. Through gentle touch and verbal sharing, each of these four levels can be accessed simultaneously, releasing pain and fears held in the body/mind. This method facilitates pain management, increased ease of movement, improved body image and self-esteem, and recovery from physical and emotional trauma. Shiatsu: The most widely known form of acupressure, shiatsu is Japanese for “finger pressure”. The technique applies varying degrees of pressure to balance the life energy that flows through specific pathways, or meridians, in the body. Shiatsu is used to release tension and strengthen weak areas in order to facilitate even circulation, cleanse cells and improve the function of vital organs; it also may help to diagnose, prevent and relieve many chronic and acute conditions that manifest on both physical and emotional levels. A branch of shiatsu that originated in the United States, called ohashiatsu, includes meditation and exercise. Learn more at and Sivananda (Yoga): Cultivates awareness of mind and body by incorporating five main principles of proper exercise, breathing, relaxation and diet, as well as positive thinking and meditation. Based on the philosophy of Swami Sivananda, of India, the practice uses chanting, breathing techniques

and meditation to help unblock energy and release stress. Sivananda focuses on 12 basic yoga postures to increase strength and spinal flexibility. It is an excellent practice for beginners, those recovering from injury or anyone interested in spiritual aspects of yoga. Smart Growth: Thoughtful land development designed to achieve a number of environmental and quality-of-life goals such as reducing auto dependence; preserving wilderness areas and farmland; and restoring community through pedestrian-oriented, mixed-used developments. Solar - Passive versus Active: Solar energy is the conversion of the sun’s rays to energy, very good for green living. Active solar technology uses electrical or mechanical equipment to convert the sun’s rays into usable energy for heating or whatever. Passive solar technology does not use any outside nonsolar energy. Soma Neuromuscular Integration (also called Soma): Rooted in structural integration, soma was developed by Bill M. Williams, Ph.D., an early student of Ida Rolf. Through a 10-session format, the modality manipulates the fascia and muscles to release chronic, stored structural aberrations, realign the body and integrate the nervous system. This allows the individual to process experiences more effectively and with greater awareness, which can lead to enhanced learning and perceptual abilities. Learn more at Sound Healing: Employs vocal and instrumental tones, generated internally or externally. When sounds are produced with healing intent, they can create sympathetic resonance in the physical and energy bodies. Sound healing also is used to bring discordant energy into balance and harmony. Spiritual Healing / Counseling: Practiced in two forms. In one, the healer uses thought or touch to align his or her spiritual essence with that of the client. The healer works to either balance the spiritual field or shift the perceptual base of the client to create harmony between mind and body and draw the client into the active presence of Divine Spirit. In the other, the healer transforms healing energy into a vibrational frequency that the client can receive and comfortably assimilate, reminding the person’s intuitive core of its inherent healing ability. Sustainable: This encompasses a way of living and acts which cause minimal long-term effect on the environment and maintain a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage. It includes doing something that maintains resource renewability and

NUTRITION Wellness Living and Nutrition Sheila Schlegel, MS, RDN, LDN 561-289-5682

Experience health and healing through integrative and functional nutrition approaches. Memberships include comprehensive wellness programs centered around both mental and physical health.

real estate Amy McGrotty, The Realestateologist

2227 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale FL 33305 954-347-1732 Buy • Sell • Invest! As a full time Realtor, Amy and her team specialize in helping her clients experience a drama-free and turnkey journey.

Pre-post natal Infant Massage Institute, Inc. 10000 W. Sample Rd Unit B, Coral Springs FL 33065 954-609-0831

All your needs for Pre-Post natal massage! Come Discover the power of infant massage, private classes. Voted the best Pregnancy Massage Service in Coral Springs!

ROLFING Donald Curry

561-827-5315, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach As an Advanced Rolfer, Curry draws on his 40+ years of practice seeks to restore the body’s natural support, balance and openness. See ad page 44.

PRONUNCIATION COACH Perfect Your American Accent Professor Alice Wujciak / woo-jack / 954-963-7661

Upgrade your accent and speak English confidently. “Quick fixes to language issues.”

Psychotherapy A Healing Space

Kris Drumm, LCSW, ACHT 954-549-0263 Uncover and transform limiting and damaging belief systems with individual and group therapies, including heart-centered hypnotherapy and inner child healing. Free one half-hour consultation offered.

salon Hair Holistic Eco-Friendly StudIo

Ibana Villasenor 141 NW 20th St, Suite B7 Boca Raton FL 33431 561-372-5354

Hair services & products with a truly holistic approach. Digital hair - scalp analysis, detox & jet rejuvenation. Variety of ecofriendly, vegan hair colors like henna. Formaldehyde free keratin & botox.

spiritual centers Bridges SPIRITUAL CENTERS 1881 NE 26th St #244 Ft. Lauderdale FL 33305 954-530-6006

Empower your week – Sundays at 11am. Workshops, classes, Reiki Training. Accredited study through Emerson Theological Institute for Practitioners & Ministers. A spiritual community of enrichment.

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environmental health over time to meet both present and future needs.

Healing Essence Studio 3081 E. Commercial Blvd, # 103 Ft. Lauderdale FL 33308 954-868-3505

Nurturing Therapeutic Spiritual Center. Offering Personalized Massage, Aromatherapy Classes, Workshops, Monthly Reiki Circles, Spiritual Fairs. Shop in our Boutique for metaphysical gifts. See ad page 19. By Appointment Only

SPIRITUAL CONSULTANT Carole Aileo Ha’la Ramsay 954-655-5490

Multi-Dimensional Being accessing Light Information for your Awakening. Private readings; reiki, holonomic, ascension healings, activations and classes, pet psychic, Deceased.

Spiritual Organization One World Family Interfaith Council

Dedicated to contributing to stronger communities through a focus on our commonalities regardless of religious tradition. Offering opportunities for self growth through community building events.

tai chi Oneness Tai CHI International @ Kimlings Martial Arts Academy, 3550 N. Andrews Ave, Oakland Park FL 32209 954-394-4342

Trained/certified in China. Tai chi technologies. Fitness, stress management, low impact, mental rejuvenation. Forms, meditation, exercise routines. Healing to self defense. All ages. Private or group instruction. See ongoing calendar.


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Tai Chi and Qigong: Tai chi and qigong combine movement, meditation and breath regulation to enhance the flow of vital energy (qi) in the body, improve circulation and enhance immune function. Qigong traces its roots to Traditional Chinese Medicine and is often referred to as the mother of Tai Chi. When the gentle movements of Qigong mixed with the animal style martial arts, it became Tai Chi. Both practices promote calmness and harmony to reduce stress. Therapeutic Touch (TT): This contemporary healing modality was developed by natural healer Dora Kunz and nursing professor Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., in the 1970s. Therapeutic Touch is drawn from ancient practices and used to balance and promote energy flow. The practitioner “accesses” the area where the body’s energy field is weak or congested, and then uses his or her hands to direct energy into the field to balance it. Nurses and other healthcare practitioners apply TT to relieve pain, stress and anxiety, and to promote wound healing. Learn more at Thermography (Thermal Imaging): A diagnostic technique that uses an infrared camera to measure temperature variations on the surface of the body, producing images that reveal sites of inflammation and abnormal tissue growth. Inflammation is recognized as the earliest stage of nearly all major health challenges. Touch for Health (TFH): Created by Chiropractor John F. Thie in the 1970s, Touch for Health is a widely used kinesiology system aimed at restoring the body’s natural energies through acupressure, touch and massage. Muscle-testing biofeedback first identifies imbalances in the body’s energy flow to organs and glands; it is designed to then help rebalance that energy to improve overall health, while strengthening a person’s resistance to common ailments and physical complaints. Many TFH techniques can be successfully practiced by clients at home. Learn more at Tree Free: Paper products made from nonwood fibers, including plants (hemp, kenaf, cotton), agricultural waste (wheat straw, bagassee, flax, pinzote, coffee leaves) and recycled materials (old money, textile scraps). Tui Na: A manipulative therapy integral to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), tui na (“tui” means to push and “na” is a squeezing, lifting technique) that employs Taoist and martial arts principles to re-balance the body. Practitioners possess more than 365 hand techniques; most are variations of pressing,

rubbing, waving, shaking, percussing or manipulating movements. Tui na is used to relieve arthritic joint pain, sciatica, muscle spasms and other pains in the back, neck and shoulders. It may also help ease chronic conditions such as insomnia, constipation, headaches and stress associated with tension. Learn more at Vegetarianism: The voluntary abstinence from eating meat and/or other animal products for religious, health and/or ethical reasons. Lacto-ovo vegetarians supplement their plant-based diet with dairy (lactose) products and eggs (ovo). Lacto vegetarians eat dairy products, but not eggs; ovo vegetarians include eggs, but no dairy; and vegans do not eat any animal-derived products. Viniyoga (Yoga): A transformative, slower and more individualized form of yoga that emphasizes gentle flow and coordinated breath with movement. Viniyoga yoga is holistic in its approach and teaches the student how to apply the yoga tools of poses, chanting, breathing and meditation. Function is stressed over form in this style. Viniyoga is recommended for beginners and seniors, as well as those who are in chronic pain or healing from injury or disease. Vinyasa (Yoga): A challenging style that matches breath to movement. Vinyasa yoga poses incorporate alignment principles and are woven together in a flowing practice that is both intense and dance-like. Translated from Sanskrit, vinyasa means “without obstacle”. This style is best suited for energetic, physically fit students. V.O.C. : Volatile organic compounds; found in many paints, finishes, synthetic foams, adhesives and stains; readily evaporate to the atmosphere, where they contribute to air pollution and can be hazardous to human health. Water Purification: The conventional process has been to remove undesirable chemicals, materials and biological contaminants from water supplies using various approaches such as distillation, reverse osmosis, absorption media like carbon filters, and photo-oxidation. New point-ofuse processes take water purification to a healthier level. Through electrolysis, purified water is energized, ionized, alkalized, and restructured producing water with exceptional hydrating qualities, delivering nutrients more efficiently, and helping detoxify body cells. Yoga: Practical application of the ancient Indian Vedic teachings. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj which means “union” or “to join”, and refers to the joining of a person’s physical, mental and spiritual elements. The goal of good health

is accomplished through a combination of techniques, including physical exercises called asanas (or postures), controlled breathing, relaxation, meditation and diet and nutrition. Although yoga is not meant to cure specific diseases or ailments directly, it has been found effective in treating many physical ailments. Individuals of every age and physical condition can benefit from the regular practice of yoga, which has been proved to enhance flexibility, strength, stamina and concentration. Using a combination of asanas, or postures, and breathing techniques, yoga works to induce deep relaxation and reduce stress, tone the body and organs, increase vitality and improve circulation and energy flow. Uplifting and meditative, yoga can be applied as a spiritual practice, as well. Zen-Touch Shiatsu: This hybrid of shiatsu, acupressure and Asian/Eastern bodywork was created by American Seymour Koblin in 1984. It differs from other forms of shiatsu, including Zen Shiatsu, by its combined use of light, or “hands off the body,” energy work and extensive, passive stretching methods. Practitioners apply gentle pressure while stretching the client’s limbs gradually, maintaining an attitude of compassion, respect and energetic empathy that serves to stimulate the flow of chi, aiding circulation and vitality. Learn more at Zero- or Low-Energy Building: A zero-energy building has no net energy consumption when measured across a year’s time. It uses alternative energy sources like solar and wind power. Both zero- and low-energy buildings are great for green living. Zero Balancing: Developed by Fritz Smith, a doctor, osteopath and acupuncturist, zero balancing addresses the relationship between energy and structures of the body. Practitioners use moderate finger pressure and gentle traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize. The goal is to clear blocks in the body’s energy flow, amplify vitality and contribute to better postural alignment. Learn more at Please note: The contents of this Health & Wellness Glossary are for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be used in place of a visit or consultation with a healthcare professional. Always seek out a practitioner who is licensed, certified or otherwise professionally qualified to conduct a selected treatment, as appropriate. Sources: U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Green Building Council,

Thermography 3rd Eye Thermography Holistic Center

Darcie Barron, CTT 1451 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 954-204-5602 3rdEyeThermographyHolisticCenter@ Thermography (Medical Infrared Imaging), Breast, full Body Scans available. Nutrient Mapping from the hair root showing Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, Mold, Fungus, Parasites and more. See ad page 19.


250 N. Dixie Hwy., Hollywood FL 33020 954-706-5767 Nature intended for chocolate to be raw, nutritious & full of enzymes. RaWay uses the healthiest, tastiest, and highest quality ingredients.

We love our craft, our chocolate, and our customers. Find us at Whole Foods Market. See ad page 52.

weight loss Body Wisdom Lifestyle Program Dr. Donna L. Goldstein 954-292-8477 (text or call)

Tried everything to lose weight? Trouble keeping it off ? Lose one size (12+ lbs.) a month – a holistic approach, real food and gentle exercise. No pills, shots or supplements! Call for your Free Lifestyle Plan.

Natural Health Power Works Dr. Rebecca Sherry Eshraghi, DNM, Ph.D 6974 Griffin Rd., Weston FL 33314 305-720-9099

A l l e rg i e s , a u t i s m , A D H D , detoxification, gastrointestinal health, immune system support, customized nutrition, mood disorders, insomnia. DISCLAIMER: Natural Medicine is complementary healthcare and unintended for diagnosis, prescription or treatment of disease and is not licensed in Florida nor a substitute for medical care.

wholistic physician Dr. Amadi’s Wholistic Health Center

Hepsharat Amadi, M.D., L.Ac. 10189 W. Sample Rd Coral Springs FL 33065 954-757-0064 954-757-2612, fax

Primary Health Care with a Natural Approach including Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Quantum Biofeedback, Weight Loss, Detoxification, Natural Allergy Treatment, Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies, Medical Cannabis, Supplements, Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling. See ad page 8.

Yoga Namasté Yoga Salon

407 South Federal Highway Pompano Beach FL 33062 954-785-6333

We offer yoga for beginners to advanced. Warm, hatha, vinyasa & yin yoga plus crystal bowl and guided meditation. Chakra yoga. Essentials oils for shavasana. See ad page 30.

Wellness Center Deep Roots Family Wellness

9532 Griffin Road, Cooper City, FL 33328 954-434-1800 Natural treatments for e n h a n c i n g f e r t i l i t y, supporting pregnancy and postpartum, natural children’s remedies, lasting relief from pain, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and migraines. Your personal consultation is free.

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