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he first time my niece Alissa, in early childhood, realized that the food she was eating had a “face”, she refused to eat it. Now, nearly 25 years later, she hasn’t wavered from the “headless” diet decision of her youth. I grew up eating hot dogs and hamburgers like most of my peers, except on Fridays, when our family ate fish for religious reasons. It wasn’t until after high school that my independent food choices began reflecting my evolving consciousness and I switched to a vegetarian diet for several years. These days, my dairy-free, glutenfree, mostly plant-based routine is more akin to a flexitarian diet. A “do no harm” guidepost steers me here, as in all areas of life, although I stretch it to include the occasional meat or fish dish that lands on my plate. My current approach might most appropriately be termed a “kindness diet”. My aim is to tune into my social surroundings and do my best under the circumstances to nourish myself while giving thanks for the blessings of life-giving provisions. I envision that one day, everyone may come into the realm of a diet that lovingly embraces all living things. In this month’s special Food Matters issue, you’ll find a variety of views represented on how to make food choices supporting the health and well-being of both ourselves and our planet. In the feature article, “Meaty Truths,” Melinda Hemmelgarn sheds light on vital issues that make conscious eaters wary of the industrial meat system, while steering omnivore readers toward smarter choices such as grass-fed beef (page 44). In Tracey Narayani Glover‘s article “Why Vegan?” we learn that although raising grass-fed cattle means more humane conditions, they still consume disproportionate resources than growing food plants (page 48). Judith Fertig then explores creative ways to increase our plant consumption in “Taste the Rainbow: Expand Your Palate with New Colorful Veggies” (page 42). I miss simpler times before we had to navigate past genetically modified (GMO) foods, when “natural” meant something’s God-given state and food labels were easy to understand. The simplest way I’ve found to get around the complexity is to seek out real food in its purest state. Fortunately, we have plenty of local resources to support our quest; it can even be a fun adventure! Last year I was among the folks having a great time at Food & Thought’s Health Freedom Summit and Natural Awakenings is front and center at this year’s event from April 1 to 3. Check out the lineup of speakers and plan to spend the whole weekend hanging out with new and cherished friends in this enlightening environment. See pages 38-41 for all the details. There’s plenty to get riled up about these days over what has happened to our food supply and environment. Taking the initiative to be informed and make the best decisions possible is a prime way to nurture individual health, protect our collective food supply and vote with our dollars for an agricultural system that works for us all. To being kind to ourselves and our world,

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newsbriefs Everglades Bike Ride Offers Four Races

Special Art Exhibit by Dale Beatty in Old Naples

he ninth annual Everglades Bike Ride, organized by the Friends of the River of Grass Greenway, will be held March 13, beginning and ending in downtown Everglades City. Cyclists can choose from three courses, traversing 16, 27 or 62 miles, with the first course beginning at 8 a.m. The race takes riders through such attractions as the mangrove-dappled causeway to Chokoloskee Island; Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, through pristine cypress forest with orchids and bromeliads; and U.S. 41 in Big Cypress National Preserve through The Everglades with scenes of cypress forests and prairies. All participants will be provided a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., free bike repairs compliments of Bikes for Tykes of Naples, support and gear for the ride, a tour of the historic Smallwood Store Museum, in Chokoloskee, and a seafood lunch with homemade desserts. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Fakahatchee and River of Grass Greenways.

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or the first time in 25 years, legendary area folk artist Dale Beatty will exhibit his nature-inspired wood sculptures from March 11 to 31 at the Arsenault Studio and Banyan Arts Gallery, in Olde Naples. An opening reception for From the Big Cypress to the Gulf Stream will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., March 11. After relocating here from Maine in 1976, Beatty owned several busiDale Beatty nesses in Tin City; created and sold jewelry, furniture and homes; and operated a fish house that became the venue for the first Art & Seafood Festival, which he produced. Ever since Beatty built an island house for the Arsenaults in the 1980s, the two have wanted to do Hand-carved and another collaboration. Beatty’s popupainted tarpon by lar and iconic giant deep-sea and fly Dale Beatty rods, reels and other hand-carved and painted wooden objects will be complemented in theme and color by Arsenault’s paintings, creating an artful presentation of their mutual appreciation of Florida’s unique natural heritage.


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ndira Dyal-Dominguez, author of YOU: A Spiritual Being on a Spiritual Journey, will lead a New Paradigm for Living Life Workshop from 3 to 6 p.m., March 26, at the Fort Myers Regional Library. As life’s challenges keep us constantly searching for answers, most of us seek solutions through books and Google searches, as well as through the advice of family and friends. “While there’s nothing wrong with this, a new paradigm provides another source for the answers; our self. Trusting our intuitive knowing allows us to trade our Indira Dyal-Dominquez concerns, worries and fears for real peace,” says Dyal-Dominguez. “Connect to your self for your unique answers to see and participate in this new paradigm. Our self is always in communication with us about what is occurring. However, we haven’t been trained to hear it as clearly as we hear our mind chatter. Knowing your self as a source for your answers is now possible for everyone,” advises Dyal-Dominguez. Cost: $50. Location: 1651 Lee St. For more information, call 732-859-7592 or to preregister (required), visit IndiraToday.com/events.

Galleria, Libro, Soirée Series Returns to Bonita Springs Eyes Wide Open Center, in Bonita Springs, will host another free edition of its successful series, Galleria, Libro, Soirée, combining art, writing, conversation, music and healthy foods, from 7 to 9 p.m., March 23. Renowned local artist José Maria Castillo will share his spiritual discoveries and discuss how making a portrait parallels a spiritual path, and author and songwriter Carlene Thissen José Maria Castillo will perform original songs in her soft-rock style. While engaging in a dialogue with the audience, Castillo, a native of Peru and an art teacher at the Von Liebig Art Center, in Naples, will demonstrate how approaching a volunteer model without judgment resembles how in life, we must learn to drop judgment and accept what is. His painting on canvas at the event will demonstrate other commonalities he sees in art and spirituality. Thissen wrote two books, Called From Silence: The Father Sanders Novel and Immokalee’s Fields of Hope, and the song, Take These Hands, for a video based on the latter book. Since then, she has dedicated Carlene Thissen herself to songwriting, performing and serving as coordinator of a farm labor supervisor training program at the University of Florida, in Immokalee. Location: 9200 Bonita Beach Rd., Ste. 204. For more information or to RSVP (required), call 239- 948-9444 or visit EyesWideOpenCenter.com.

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newsbriefs Studio One Opens in Naples

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tudio One, a Naples boutique studio offering adult fitness and dance programs to strengthen the body, focus the mind and lift the spirit, opened on January 15 at 4184 Tamiami Trail North. One-, five-, 10- or 20-class packages are available for purchase. Private instruction and special events are priced separately. Class sizes are small for a semi-private feel and all classwork is performed to music. All classwork, whether dance or fitness, has an emphasis on mental focus and the combination of the mind-body practice is a powerful tool for maintaining body and brain health. The first and third Fridays of each month feature 1970s dance parties, while salsa, bachata and merengue parties are held on the second and fourth Fridays. Studio One hosts ballroom dances with tea each Sunday afternoon. For more information, call Coco Waldenmayer at 239-214-3464, email Coco@StudioOneNaples.com or visit StudioOneNaples.com. See ad, page 37.

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he Be Well Natural Health Clinic, opening early this month at 1032 Goodlette Road, in Naples, is seeking to add more alternative health and holistic practitioners and instructors to its staff. Founded by Jo Vaccarino, the new, 5,000-square-foot clinic features a large classroom and lecture space named in honor of the late Frank Oakes, a smaller Jo Vaccarino community room, consultation offices, treatment rooms and a thermal imaging lab. Dr. Bill Bergman is helping develop the clinic’s unique format for ongoing, drop-in group discussions of alternative therapies and healthy lifestyle changes. There will also be yoga, qigong, Yamuna ball rolling, Harry Grimm’s innovative foundation training for chronic pain relief and Access Consciousness classes lead by Certified Facilitator Kristina Aston. Massage therapy, thermal imaging and natural skin care services will be among the safe, alternative therapies and testing to be offered. “I hope to expand the audience for natural therapies and conscious choices so that more people can learn about the rewards of alternative thinking and lifestyle changes,” says Vaccarino. For more information, call 239-250-9312, email Jo@BWditi.com or visit BeWellNaples.com. natural awakenings

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newsbriefs Renowned Psychics Hayes and Jackson to Visit Naples

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llison Hayes and Jill M. Jackson, two award-winning professional psychics, mediums and teachers, will present a gallery demonstration at 7 p.m., April 8, at Unity of Naples. Three companion workshops on mediumship, psychic development and reiki energy healing start at 9 a.m., April 9, along with a lecture on psychic children and the future of the new energy at 6:30 p.m., April 10, at Altered Elements Studio, in Naples. Private psychic and mediumship readings will be available Monday through Wednesday at the studio. While there is no guarantee, attendees to the gallery event may receive a psychic guidance or evidential messages from loved ones. Hayes and Jackson, both recognized twice as Best American Psychics’ Psychic of the Year, are currently working with Creative Laughter Productions to develop a metaphysical television show.

Locations: Unity Naples, 2000 Unity Way; Altered Elements Studio, 5630 Yahl St. For more information or tickets, call 828-414-4765, email Info@ MysticAndMedium.com or visit MysticAndMedium.com. See ad, page 74.

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Healing Art Workshops at AHA! A Holistic Approach Center

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ecognizing the importance of art in healing the mind and body, AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, in Fort Myers, will host two related workshops. Heart, Hands & Healing Art, with Intuitive Vicki Wagoner, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., March 13, and Meg Scott will lead a Zentangle session from 10 a.m. to noon, March 21. After a meditation, Wagoner will guide participants in the process of painting on a blank canvas to reveal messages that she will discuss with attendees. No brushes or artistic ability are required and paintings can be taken home. The meditative art form of Zentangle is a fun, easy way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns in a spontaneous sequence, promoting relaxation and inner focus, artistic confidence and creativity. It’s suitable for all ages and skill levels. Art therapy has a healing effect on many ailments, including depression, anxiety, trauma and illness. Creating art can also access a meditative state of mind, quieting one’s internal chatter and facilitating needed space between our real selves and what life tosses our way. Costs: $60 for Mar. 13 workshop and $35 for Mar. 21. Location: 15971 McGregor Blvd. For more information or to register, call 239-433-5995 or visit AHolisticApproachCenter.com. See ad, page 65.

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newsbriefs Access Consciousness Classes in Naples

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ccess Consciousness Certified Facilitator and body process facilitator Kristina Aston will lead Access the Greatness of You ~ 5 Days of Phenomenal Change, from March 9 to 13 at the Be Well Natural Health Clinic, in Naples. Access Consciousness is a pragmatic system consisting of tools and techniques to assist individuals with accessing knowledge beyond the traditional confines of reality. Access Bars is the prerequisite class to the Foundation class and is being held consecutively for dynamic transformation with each day. Other Access Consciousness classes Ashton will offer at the clinic include Introduction to Access Consciousness from 7 Kristina Aston to 8 p.m., March 2, Access Energetic Facelift from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 5, and Conscious Cash Creation from 6 to 10 p.m., March 30. Participants will learn how to expand into a whole new way of being and living to create greater joy, remove limiting and depressing thoughts, gain tools to expand earnings, achieve happier relationships and more.

Location: 1032 Goodlette Rd. For more information and to register, call 305-331-7465, email AccessKristina@gmail.com or visit KristinaAston.AccessConsciousness.com. See ads, pages 18 and 67.Â

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ew and returning vendors and experts will offer their artistic wares and health services at a Mystic Faire from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 19, at Etudes Dance Studio, in Naples. Now in its 11th year, the event will feature massage, reiki, animal communications, tarot, mediums, angel portraits, feng shui, crystals, candles, incense, spiritual art, books, jewelry, Native American art and drums, angel art and mandalas, plus refreshments in a large food court. Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets for door prizes will be donated to the Family to Family organization and the Freedom Waters Foundation. Guests can bring canned goods that will be donated to the St. Matthews House food bank. Cost: $5, free for 12 and under. Location: 3285 Pine Ridge Rd. For more information, call 239-949-3387, email Canbria@aol.com or visit OneWorldOneLight.org. See ad, page 69.

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udith Costa, a certified Love & Life coach, speaker, author and seminar leader, will present a Fall in Love‌ with Yourself! workshop from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 19, at Unity of Naples. Topics include how to distinguish self-love; how to know, understand and accept yourself; the need to love yourself first before you can love others; how to face your inner critic and be your best friend; and how to love yourself no matter what. Judith Costa Costa uses different techniques such as coaching, astrology, past-life regression, the Akashic Records and dream interpretation in working with individuals and groups both online and in person. Cost: $100. Location: 2000 Unity Way. For more information or to register, visit JudithMCosta.com. See ad, page 32. 16

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aples artist Kathleen “Kaata” Mrachek will unveil the first five paintings of her best thresholds on our Paradise Coast in the formal opening of her Gateways to Paradise exhibit from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 10, in the Courtyard Gallery of Food & Thought Organic Market and Restaurant, in Naples. Her original works of art—featuring sunbathed color and emitting a nearly spectral light, evoking a nostalgic and treasured appreciation for the natural beauty of our coast—are visual tributes to Naples’ charming gateways to our pristine beaches. The five original paintings—rendered in a retro, posterstyle and saturated with corals, aquas, butter creams and greens—are currently on display at Food & Thought through March 20, and will be on sale for a brief period during the opening. Cards, postcards and framed prints will also be available for sale at select area locations. Mrachek, who is classically trained in fine and graphic arts, faux finish design and art psychology and shows at juried art festivals in Naples in winters and in the Aspen Rockies during summers, says, “These tropical shore thresholds beckon us with quaint boardwalk bridges at the end streets, flanked by gracious palms and hearty sea oats stirring in the breeze, sending forth an enchanting invitation that entices us to come enjoy a perfect day at the beach.” Location: 2132 Tamiami Tr. N. For more information, including direct orders and private commission inquiries, call 239963-6429, email km@InStylist.com or visit InStylist.com.

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he Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition Taste of Freedom masquerade party, raising awareness of human trafficking in our area, will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m., April 9, at Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers. The evening will unmask the realities of human trafficking and celebrate the empowerment of survivors with signature dishes from local chefs Brian Roland from Crave, Daruma and Cantina Laredo, and Richard Berg of Culinary Delights by LeeSar and more; live music by Electric Lipstick; stirring stories by survivors; a live auction and Chinese raffle; a diamond necklace raffle compliments of Dunkins’ Diamonds and a two-year lease of a Lexus from the host and title sponsor; and complimentary wine and champagne. Masks will be provided to those that do not bring one.

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newsbriefs Morris Leads Weight-Loss Course

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icensed Heal Your Life Teacher, speaker and coach Valorie Morris will conduct an eightweek Change Your Thinking Valorie Morris ~ Lose Weight course, starting at 7 p.m., March 10, in North Naples. The powerful conscious approach to weight loss requires no pills, potions, points or additional purchases, and strives to help attendees learn to love themselves and eat to nourish the mind, body and spirit. “This is a completely different way to look at weight loss for those that have tried all the other programs and want to learn why they eat and why the other weight loss programs didn’t help,” says Morris. “Attendees will learn emotional and spiritual skills to getting and maintaining the healthy body they want, how to make small changes that yield big dividends and to see their own body with love and compassion.” Participants will create a unique food and exercise plan to fit their lifestyle and receive a 20-page book with insightful exercises to help pinpoint the real causes for their eating patterns. For more information, including cost and location, call 239-404-2912 or email ValorieNaples@aol.com. See ad, page 43.

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newsbriefs Banks Joins Goddess I Am and Leads Mindfulness Course

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eltic shaman and metaphysician Samantha Banks, who recently joined Naples-based Samantha Banks Goddess I Am in providing shamanic healing, reiki, crystal healing and channeled readings by appointment, will lead a six-session series in mindfulness practice from 6 to 7:30 p.m., beginning March 24. The biweekly classes and practice assist the participants in eliminating stress and anxiety from their everyday lives and developing positive thinking habits. “By learning the simple practice of mindfulness techniques, one can learn to effectively, joyfully deal with life,” Banks says. “Living life in the present moment without judgment leads to appreciation and acceptance of life and relationships.” Highly trained in the mystery tradition and in mindfulness techniques, Banks brings more than a decade of wisdom, experience and knowledge in the art and science of metaphysics to Goddess I Am. Location: 600 Goodlette Rd. For more information, to register or make appointments, call 239-228-6949, email BethTheGoddess@yahoo.com or visit GoddessIAm.com or contact Banks directly at 239-272-5168 or Sam@MysticsJourney.com. See ad, page 79.

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newsbriefs Many Qoya Sessions in Bonita Springs

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oted author and teacher Betsy Blankenbaker will host many separate presentations in Qoya, a form of yoga and dance, at Hummingbird Betsy Blankenbaker Wellbeing Center and Boutique, in Bonita Springs. Classes will take place from 4 to 5:15 p.m., March 8 and 15, and 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., March 10 and 17. A Women’s Sacred Body Workshop will be from 5 to 8 p.m., March 14, and an introduction to teacher training will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., March 18, and from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 19. Qoya combines the benefits of fitness, including strength, flexibility, balance and agility training; with a unique, empowering approach for women that is feminine, expressive and fun. Participants learn to unite body and mind, honor the interconnectedness in themselves and the world, consciously create community, give rise to their intentions, encourage their desires to dance and nourish the soul. Costs: $15 to $20 suggested donation for classes, $60 for workshop and $300 for teacher training. Location: 27785 Old 41 Rd. For more information or to register, call 239-494-6983, email MaryGCline@gmail.com or visit HummingbirdWellbeingCenter.com. See ad, page 52.

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newsbriefs New Colonics Practice in Cape Coral

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ape Coral Colonics, operated by Licensed Colon Therapist Kelly Swan, has opened at 4720 Southeast 15th Avenue, Suite 209. She utilizes the ultra-gentle gravity method that has been practiced for thousands of years to cleanse internal tissue. “As spring approaches, this is the time to start fresh, and that means making space for the new,” says Swan, who Kelly Swan previously ran a practice since 1996 in Connecticut. “The basic foundation for good health is keeping things moving, and any congestion we accumulate only weighs us down. Lightening the load with the simple magic of water lets our body, mind and spirit expand once again without its history holding us back.” For more information or an appointment, call 239-5497559, email Kelly@CapeCoralColonics.com or visit CapeCoralColonics.com. See ad, page 66.

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LEGO Bricks Exhibit at Naples Botanical Garden

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aples Botanical Garden is hosting Nature Connects, Art with LEGO Bricks, a traveling exhibit featuring 27 sculptures creating 14 separate displays throughout the grounds, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 10. Made entirely of LEGO bricks by artist Sean Kenney and inspired by nature to illustrate the connectedness of all living things, the exhibit is on view daily with regular Garden admission. Guests can create their own structures at any of the three LEGO brick build stations. Naples Botanical Garden’s 170 acres include Brazilian, Caribbean, Florida, Asian, water and children’s gardens, and beautifully restored natural habitats. Location: 4820 Bayshore Dr. For more information, call 239643-7275 or visit NaplesGarden.org. See ad, page 55.

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free Brain Fair, presented by the nonprofit Miracles Among Us, Inc., will inform the public, accident survivors and their families, caregivers and the medical community on the many programs, resources, products and services available to help those that have been effected by brain injuries and their loved ones from 2 to 6 p.m., March 19, at the River Park Community Center, in Naples. Attendees will learn from medical experts what the symptoms are, changes that can happen and what can be helpful to those that have suffered a stroke, concussion, fall or auto accident. In addition to the presence of representatives of Brain Injury Association of Florida and Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology and others at the event, bicycle helmets will be provided and fitted for children that attend via the Pilot Club. Miracles Among Us also holds brain injury support group meetings from 1 to 3 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at Fire Station 48, in Naples. Locations: Community Ctr., 301 11th St. N.; Fire Station 48, 16280 Livingston Rd. For more information, call 239353-2487, email DaveSmith7097@yahoo.com or visit MiraclesAmongUs.org. natural awakenings

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Christian Science Society Hosts National Speaker

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tormy Falso, a Christian Science practitioner, teacher and national speaker based in Atlanta, will present a free lecture, Discover Your Relationship with God: Three Simple Questions, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a Q&A session, March 19, at the Christian Science Society of Bonita Springs. She’ll discuss how to use spiritual solutions to solve daily problems. Stormy Falso Falso has spent her life searching and understanding the spiritual laws found in the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. Location: 11551 E. Terry St. For more information, call 239-910-3673 or email CSSocietyBonita@gmail.com.

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Advance a Career at Keiser University Open House

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eiser University will host a Spring into a New Career open house event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 19, at the Fort Myers campus. Current students, faculty and alumni will share information about the application process, programs and degrees offered at the university. Prospective students will be able to interact with deans and program directors prepared to answer questions about how Keiser University resources give individuals a competitive advantage in furthering their education and entering the workforce. Attendees at the academically focused open house can also participate in hands-on activities such as classroom and lab demonstrations. With more than 100 different associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs available in fields such as business, health care, culinary arts and legal studies, Keiser University continually monitors workplace trends to help students best apply their educational experience. The school’s student-centered approach is focused on providing the necessary critical training skills and quality academics needed to directly enter the workforce upon graduation. Location: 9100 Forum Corporate Pkwy. For more information, call 888844-8404 or visit kuOpenHouse.com.

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Health Benefits of Moringa, Nature’s Superfood

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he Moringa oleifera is considered a superfood in India, China, Asia, the West Indies and the Philippines, as well as subtropical areas of the U.S. Recognized by the National Institutes of Health in 2007 as the “botanical of the year”, numerous scientific studies on this tree have revealed that its bark, root, leaves, flowers and seeds have medicinal, nutritional and culinary value. Additionally, the seeds are highly effective at water purification. The scientific literature regarding the nutrient content of moringa leaves reference 92 nutrients, 46 antioxidants, 36 anti-inflammatories, 18 amino acids, nine essential amino acids and 13 essential vitamins and minerals. It contains seven times the vitamin C in oranges, four times the calcium in milk, four times the vitamin A in carrots, three times the potassium in bananas and two times the protein in yogurt. It also has more chlorophyll than any other dark, green, leafy vegetable. Moringa’s medicinal qualities are helpful in treating a wide variety of ailments such as joint pain, constipation, headache and fluid retention, along with diabetes, thyroid disorders, anemia, asthma and other conditions. The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center recognizes moringa’s anticancer properties: “In vitro and animal studies indicate that the leaf, seed and root extracts of moringa have anticancer, hepatoprotective (protect against liver damage) hypoglycemic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal effects. They may also protect against Alzheimer’s disease, stomach ulcers, help lower cholesterol levels and promote wound-healing.” Moringa dried leaf powder can be brewed as a tea or sprinkled onto soups, porridge, pastas, bread, smoothies and juices. In Africa, it is mixed into baby formula. Fresh, tender leaves can be cooked like spinach, floated atop soups and stews or added to rice and other grains. Add the flowers to salads. Parbroil young pods or prepare them like asparagus or green beans. The seeds in mature pods can be cooked like peas or roasted like nuts. For more information, call Moringa Energy Life at 239-437-0072 or visit MoringaEnergyLife.com.

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study from Newcastle University, in England, has found that losing fat content in the pancreas can alleviate Type 2 diabetes. The researchers tested 18 obese people between the ages of 25 and 65 that were diagnosed with diabetes alongside a control group that were not. Subjects received gastric band surgery before eating an appropriately healthful diet for eight weeks. During this time, subjects in both groups lost an average of nearly 13 percent of their body weight and around 1.2 percent of their body fat. More importantly, the diabetes group lost about 6.6 percent of triglyceride pancreatic fat, or about 0.6 grams. The weight loss and loss of triglyceride fat from the pancreas allowed the patients to produce normal amounts of insulin. Professor Roy Taylor, the head researcher of the study, says, “For people with Type 2 diabetes, losing weight allows them to lose excess triglyceride fat out of the pancreas and allows function to return to normal.”

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Apple Munching Makes for Healthier Shopping

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ating an apple before buying groceries may help consumers make healthier shopping decisions. This was the finding of three studies on healthy food purchasing conducted by Aner Tal, Ph.D., and Brian Wansink, Ph.D. In the research, published in the scientific journal Psychology and Marketing, 120 shoppers were given an apple sample, a cookie sample or nothing before they began shopping. The researchers found those that ate the apple purchased 28 percent more fruits and vegetables than those given the cookie, and 25 percent more fruits and vegetables than those given nothing. A related study by Tal and Wansink investigated virtual shopping decisions. After being given a cookie or an apple, 56 subjects were asked to imagine they were grocery shopping. They were shown 20 pairs of products—one healthy and the other unhealthy—and asked to select the one they would buy. Consistent with the results of the first study, those that ate the apple most often chose the healthy option.

METAL AND MINERAL IMBALANCES MAY PRODUCE MIGRAINES

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esearch from Turkey’s Yüzüncü Yil University has concluded that migraines may be linked with higher levels of heavy metals in the blood and deficiencies in important minerals. The research tested 50 people, including 25 diagnosed with migraines and 25 healthy control subjects. None of those tested were taking supplements, smoked, abused alcohol or drugs or had liver or kidney disease or cardiovascular conditions. Blood tests of both groups found that those with frequent migraines had four times the cadmium, more than twice of both the iron and the lead and nearly three times the levels of manganese in their bloodstreams compared to the healthy subjects. In addition, the migraine group had about a third of the magnesium, about 20 times less zinc and almost half the copper levels compared to the healthy group. “In light of our results, it can be said that trace element level disturbances might predispose people to migraine attacks,” the researchers stated.

Repairing Damaged DNA Yields Better Health

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NA, arguably the most important material in the body, provides its basic coding along with information influencing aging processes and susceptibility to diseases. Accumulating damage to DNA throughout life can have a profound impact on our health. Such damage might be caused by stress, poor diet, exposure to pollution, lack of sleep or exposure to the sun, as well as other factors. Symptoms sometimes felt as we age, including lack of focus and energy, depression, disease, weakened immune system and weight problems, can be connected to the state of our DNA. Improving the integrity of even a small percentage of cellular DNA can have a positive effect on healthy cell function in the body. A naturally safe, water-soluble botanical extract called ac-11, derived from a wild plant indigenous to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and Peru, helps remove lesions in DNA caused by the environment and stress. The extract can be applied directly to the skin in a topical formulation to repair sun damage and slow the aging process or orally to reduce pain and fatigue, assist with weight loss and control inflammation. For more information, call Esther Lozano, of Natural DNA Repair, at 1-800362-88461-800-362-8846, email Esther@NaturalDNARepair.com or visit NaturalDNARepair.com. See ad, page 55.

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Probiotics Reduce Aggressively Negative Thoughts

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ecent research from the Netherlands’ Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition has discovered that negative and aggressive thinking can be changed by supplementing with probiotic bacteria. The tripleblind study followed and tested 40 healthy people over a period of four weeks that were split into two groups; one was given a daily probiotic supplement containing seven species of probiotics and the other, a placebo. The subjects filled out a questionnaire that measured cognitive reactivity and depressed moods using the Leiden Index of Depression Sensitivity, which measures negative and depressed thinking. After four weeks, the probiotic group showed significantly lower scores in aggression, control issues, hopelessness, risk aversion and rumination, compared to the placebo group. “The study demonstrated for the first time that a four-week, multispecies, probiotic intervention has a positive effect on cognitive reactivity to naturally occurring changes in sad mood in healthy individuals not currently diagnosed with a depressive disorder,� the researchers concluded. natural awakenings

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healthbriefs MAGNOLIA BARK KNOCKS OUT HEAD AND NECK CANCER CELLS

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ead and neck cancers include cancers of the mouth, throat (pharynx and larynx), sinuses and salivary glands. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, more than 55,000 Americans are diagnosed with head and neck cancer, and almost 13,000 die from these diseases annually. A study from the University of Alabama and the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center found that a magnolia herb extract called honokiol may treat these cancers. It tested human cancer cell lines in the laboratory from different parts of the body, including the mouth, larynx, tongue and pharynx. The researchers found that the honokiol extract halted the growth of each of these cancer cells and induced cell death. Lead researcher Dr. Santosh K. Katiyar and his colleagues wrote, “Conclusively, honokiol appears to be an attractive, bioactive, small-molecule phytochemical for the management of head and neck cancer, which can be used either alone or in combination with other available therapeutic drugs.”

Nutrient in Hemp Promotes Health

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umans have been using cannabis to treat conditions including common autoimmune disorders, seizures and spasms, stress, depression and anxiety, chronic pain, neuropathy, nausea and skin conditions for thousands of years. Until the 1930s, the herb was found in nearly every American doctor’s black bag before it was outlawed due to negative press, creating a deficit in scientific research and testing of the plant’s medicinal benefits. While medical marijuana is making a comeback in some states, many cannot legally purchase marijuana to treat their conditions. A legal alternative is available in the form of a natural cannabidiols (CBD) hemp oil. The cannabis plant is rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, essential oils and some 80 cannabinoids, the most important of which appears to be CBD. Found in industrial hemp, CBD is said to help to regulate the body’s system functions without the “high” produced through traditional marijuana use. Patented in 2003 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as an antioxidant and neuro-protectant, CBD is listed there as useful in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and HIV, as well as providing cardio-protective benefits. Sunshine Global offers oral sublingual CBD in a 400, 700, 1,800 and 2,500 milligram air-pressed pump. For more information, call 800-334-1236 or visit SunshineGlobalHealth.com. See ad, page 70.

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Kenton David Bell A Man with a Big Picture by Linda Sechrist

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rom a very young age, dalities allows him to assist with the circumstance clients in working to clear of having a father whose and heal past traumas as career in commercial flight well as psychological issues allowed him to travel and and health issues, in addiview the world from a higher tion to eliminating energy perspective, Kenton David blocks and obstacles that exist on different levels. “I Bell was on the way to develget great satisfaction from oping the “big picture” apseeing people connect proach to life that he uses in with their core authentic his life coaching/healing busiself and know themselves ness. Visits to faraway places Kenton David Bell as so much more powerful such as Africa, Asia and and in command of their Mexico in his earliest years life than they ever imagined,” comments sounded the call to adventure and for the Bell, who emphasizes that all of his yearning to follow the road less traveled transformative work is founded on sound that he still traverses today. “No matter evidence and practices that are effective your age, traveling opens everyone up to and achieve good results. different perspectives and choices regard “I recently returned from Ecuaing worldviews,” advises Bell, whose life dor after a month-long stay. Amidst story reads more like a novel and rivals a cacophony of jungle sounds that episodes of the popular TV shows such as continued through the night, I was great The Amazing Race and Survivor. to work with three shamans and their Bell’s high road and low road plant medicines and ceremonies. I left episodes cover everything from being a with an appreciation of a culture that homeless teenager to becoming a king makes enjoyment of life and family crab fisherman on Alaska’s Bering Sea, their number one priority, unlike in our running a resort on a tropical island and culture where we not only work more owning an internationally recognized hours than any other country in the intalent agency, as well as living in Eudustrialized world, but also take less varope, England and Asia. Others include cation and retire later. I also took away extreme travel adventures in Africa, Intheir slower paced and more relaxed dia, Bali, the Ecuadorian Amazon, Laos, lifestyle, which I like incorporating into Cambodia, Nepal and Burma. “I walk my reality,” says Bell, who intends to my talk and draw from all of my life exincorporate his shaman experiences periences. When I tell an individual that it’s possible to unplug from their cultural into tools for helping others to fulfill intentions and manifest a new reality. programming and do what their heart “We need far more people who desires, I know it can be done because are in love with a meaningful life. If I’ve done it. Unfortunately, I find that everyone was following their bliss and many individuals who want to manifest using their gifts, this world would be a more vibrant life are not thinking big the place where we all relished life as enough because their investment in our number one priority,” enthuses Bell. social programming blocks them from even imagining how they can take such For more information call 928-274a big leap of faith,” advises Bell. 2026. Visit KentonBell.guru. See ad, Bell’s work is comprehensive and page 18. fluid. Expertise with numerous monatural awakenings

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Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique, a Holistic Approach to Allergies

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onventional Western medicine perceives allergies as an overreaction of the immune system to one or more substances. Typical treatment relies on identifying allergens, avoiding them at all costs and taking antihistamines or getting monthly allergy shots. The Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) developed by Dr. Devi Nambudripad in 1983, views allergies from a holistic perspective and defines them in terms of the allergen’s effect on the energy flow within the body. An initial NAET consultation consists of a thorough intake and Muscle Response Testing (MRT) to indicate specific allergens. While the patient is holding an allergen, pressure points along the spine are stimulated. Another MRT is done to ensure the allergy has been removed. A strong MRT indicates NAET has worked. Acupressure or acupuncture (traditional or laser) is applied again to solidify the treatment. After the session, it is essential to avoid the allergen for a full 25 hours in order that each of the 12 meridians has a chance to “reset�. While runny noses and sinus problems are the most familiar allergic symptoms, others can take the form of headaches, inflammation, fever, addictions, autism, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, autoimmune diseases, anxiety, joint pain and psychological discomforts. Although patients may have more than one allergy, only one per session is treated. More than 9,000 licensed medical practitioners throughout the world are trained to use NAET techniques that synthesize other modalities such as acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractic and nutrition. Phyllis Weber, owner of Gulf Coast Acupuncture, with locations at 1250 Tamiami Tr. N., Ste. 301, in Naples, and 6300 Corporate Center, Ste. 104, in Ft. Myers, is a licensed acupuncture physician trained in NAET. For more information, call 239-841-6611 or visit GulfCoastAcupuncture.com. See ad, page 14.

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Miami-to-Naples Walk Supports Protecting Everglades and People

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ndividuals can take steps to help defend the Everglades from further destruction and protect the rights of the independents, Miccosukees, Seminoles and Glades people at the Walk for Future Generations from March 20 to 25. The path takes walkers from Miami to Naples along the Tamiami Trail. The base camp will open at 1 p.m., March 19, at Trail Lakes Campgrounds, in Ochopee, with the march, first protest and press conference starting at 9:30 a.m. the next day at the Miami S334 Pump Station on the levee. The 80-mile trek gives participants the opportunity to see some of the best sites Florida has to offer. The path includes seven national and state parks, a World Heritage site and designated Outstanding Florida Waters, along the proposed route of the River of Grass Greenway (ROGG). Group fire circles will be held at the end of each day and free camping, meals and transportation will be provided.  Spearheaded by Bobby C. Billie, the Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples and Betty Osceola, of the Panther Clan and Miccosukee Tribe, the primary goals are to stop the expansion of new Everglades oil operations and fracking, shut down the ROGG, overturn the Richter and Rodriguez pro-fracking bills, veto the deficient water bill, halt the deregulation of archeologi-

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cal artifacts, oppose the regulation of indigenous plant gathering and compel policymakers to send clean water south to restore the Everglades as mandated by Amendment 1 and the massive, 30-year Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. The walk will stop at key points for protests and press conferences. Anyone can attend these events to welcome walkers, hold signs, listen to speakers and call on policymakers for just actions. At the start, Everglades Restoration and sending clean water south will be addressed; at Raccoon Point, irresponsible oil operations and bills that fast-track fracking; at Monument Lake, site of the historic Seminole Conference, bills that threaten sacred sites; at Big Cypress Headquarters, ROGG and seismic testing in respective petition deliveries; and at Everglades City McLeod Park, ROGG with a call for Everglades City Council and Miami Parks Service to officially withdraw their support. Locations: base camp, 40904 Tamiami Tr. E.; pump station, 1 mi. east of 177 Ave. and SW 8th St.; March’s end, Collier Seminole Seminole State Park, 20200 Tamiami Tr. E. For more information, call 239-404-2171, email DWyerka@gmail.com or Oochopee@aol. com or visit Walk for Future Generations on Facebook.


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Cypress Cove Conservancy Saving and Preserving Southwest Florida’s Remaining Wild Lands by J. F. Walker

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iving local residents opportunities to reconnect with nature and celebrate Mother Earth in a creative, educational and fun environment has been the heart and soul of the Earth Day Festival (now known as the Cypress Cove Conservancy Planet Earth Art and Music Festival) since it began in 2001. “Throughout this year’s festival activities at Koreshan State Historic Site on April 2, we’re giving festivalgoers all that they’ve enjoyed in the past with an important addition—innumerable chances to hear an important message regarding the urgent need to help financially support Cypress Cove Conservancy (CCC) in taking action to protect and preserve our fragile southwest Florida wildlife and wild lands. It’s obvious that due to dwindling agricultural acreage and high-density development in our urban corridors, our wildlife and wild lands are quickly disappearing,” says Bobbie Lee Davenport, president and founder of CCC, which is cohosting the festival with the Responsible Growth Management Coalition (RGMC). Davenport is recognized in Florida for her environmental activism and service to organizations such as Sierra Club Calusa Group, RGMC, Environmental Confederation of South West Florida Save Our Creeks and the Agency for Bay Management. Emboldened by the destruction of ecosystems and disappearing species, Davenport established CCC, which recently received nonprofit status. It also gave her the inspiration she needed to recruit influential individuals for CCC’s board of directors and advisory board. “We needed individuals who are passionate, experienced and known for their work in the preservation, restoration and/or improvement of the land ethic, environmental ethics, biodiversity and ecology of our area’s unique natural environment. I also wanted potential donors to read through our advisory board mem-

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bers’ qualifications and get a sense that we are a committed and unswerving group of people who are serious about raising funds to purchase and preserve large tracks of land that are habitat for listed and endangered species as such as Florida panther, as well as wetlands and marshes that are home to countless native species critically important for biodiversity,” says Davenport. CCC is carrying on the lifelong efforts of Ellen Peterson [1923-2011], wellknown environmentalist and founder of Happehatchee Center, in Estero. “Ellen would be very proud of CCC’s first efforts to fundraise for the purpose of purchasing a 200-acre tract of land that will help form a wildlife corridor in southeastern Collier County. The tract’s dwelling can serve as a nature center for educational programs that inform children and adults. Beautiful nature trails will also give the general public much to enjoy. We are presently in talks with the Trust for Public Lands and recently met with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, as well as Conservation Collier, to talk about a joint ventures and working together. As a grassroots organization, it’s more effective to work towards a mutual goal with other environmental groups and individuals,” advises Davenport. “Our message to the general public is simple—Together we can make a difference. If every caring individual stepped up to donate little as $25 to $100 per year, CCC would be able to raise millions of dollars and make our collective vision of preservation and conservation a reality,” enthuses Davenport. For more information on Planet Earth Festival at Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, and Cypress Cove Conservancy, contact Bobbie Lee Davenport at 239-777-0186 or visit CypressCoveConservancy.com. See ad, page 57.


The Dangerous Game of Microbiome Roulette by Linda Sechrist

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of families as they overcome a long list of n evening of fascinating dialogue chronic health disorders by eliminating that sheds light on new informaGMOs and pesticides from their diet. tion regarding the link between “The science on GMOs and glyphoglyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready sate is virtually exploding. We now have herbicide and our gut microbiome is the results of medical research that shows guaranteed when filmmaker and author glyphosate harms the gut microbiome, Jeffrey Smith teams up with neurologist which we depend on for resistance to and author David Perlmutter, M.D., from Jeffrey Dr. David diseases. In April 2015, the World Health 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., March 19, at Shangli-La Perlmutter Smith Organization declared glyphosate as a Springs. A one-hour reception benefiting probable human carcinogen, recognizing that the change in the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) will follow. the microbiome correlates with an increased risk of various Smith’s latest efforts through his IRT research have been types of cancer. Unfortunately, even wheat, a non-GMO aimed at filming an expose of how an individual’s health is food, is toxic now, because farmers are using Roundup as a affected in the long term by genetically modified foods and desiccant to facilitate a rapid drying for a quicker harvest,” glyphosate. “I have surveyed 3,600 people and have readvises Perlmutter, author of Brain Maker. sults showing which diseases and disorders are most likely to improve when GMOs, sprayed with Seminar: Location: Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old glyphosate, are removed from the diet. The The Medical Impacts of Eating U.S. 41 Rd., Bonita Springs. Cost: $20 anecdotal evidence matches the outGenetically Engineered Foods includes Perlmutter’s video on the microcomes of my interchanges with audience members at more than 125 lectures,” says Saturday, March 19, 3:30-6:30pm biome and Smith’s Genetic Roulette ($50 value). Preregistration required. For more Smith, author of Genetic Roulette: The Shangri-La Springs, Bonita Springs information, call 480-255-0604 or visit Gamble of Our Lives and director of Secret Preregistration required. See ad, page 22. ResponsibleTechnology.org/events. Ingredients. The film highlights the story

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Food & Thought Second Annual Health Freedom Summit

he crossroads at which America has arrived at was in fact the main reason that the late Frank Oakes opened Food & Thought in 2004. The Southwest Florida “militantly organic” guru could see that while a modern food system was providing cheap and abundant food, the chemicals and toxins used in growing it Frank Oakes were leading to nutrient-deficient soils, a contaminated water supply, herbicide-resistant weeds and conditions that have contributed to a catastrophic decline in the world’s bee population. Oakes also spoke frequently about the U.S. healthcare system, which ranks last among 11 industrialized countries. “Our present system, based on chronic disease management, emphasizes symptom-suppressing drugs and marginalizes holistic and natural based methods that are capable of allowing the body to truly heal itself,” he said. Regeneration, the summit’s theme, covers myriad possibilities regarding how to change the way our food supply is grown, how healthcare is provided and how we can pursue transparency and accountability in our nations’ food system, how food is important as energy and nourishment and other subjects. Michael Monteleone In addition to featured talks, attendees can speak with a wide array of Naples complementary and alternative healthcare practitioners at booths in the courtyard. Other highlights include raffles, prizes, storewide sales and a children’s area, where learning about farming and healthy eating includes fun. A weekend pass to the entire event is $20, including all talks and the Saturday Cade Copeland, DC night party. Net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the nonprofit Florida Organic Grower’s Association and the Frank Oakes’ Scholarship for Organic Horticulture at the University of Florida. The total amount will be announced at the event’s conclusion.

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Alternative Healing and Preventative Medicine 10 a.m. Solving Modern Problems with the Ancient Wisdom of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Vaishãli, who healed herself of terminal illness twice without Western medicine, prescription drugs or surgeries, speaks on easy-to-implement natural health tips and practices for improving health and mindset. Her guest, Alfred Cormier, DOM, will speak on stem cell therapy to avoid surgery and drugs.

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11:10 a.m. Rev. Christopher Macklin on Protecting and Heightening Your Energetic Frequency in our Challenging Modern World. The author of Dissolving the Enigma of Divine Healing, this medium and healer from England speaks Alfred Cormier, DOM on his techniques that can be used to protect and heighten an individual’s energetic frequency on an emotional, spiritual and physical level. 12:20 p.m. Linda Sechrist with A Potpourri on Healthy Lifestyle. The Natural Awakenings editor and senior staff writer of 12 years on spotting trends in healthy living from her “catbird seat” of writing and conducting thousands of interviews. Her guests, whom she has interviewed, are Kathy Bero, founder Nugenesis Farm/ researcher on angiogenic foods; Maya van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper, on protecting clean water; and Lina Garcia, DMD, DDS, a holistic dentist who treats Dr. Joseph Mercola.

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2 p.m. Cade Copeland DC, on Selling Health; the Sickest Sales Pitch We’ve Ever Been Sold. The owner of LIFEstrength Health Center on the big picture of restoring health—cellular detoxification, metabolic conditioning, whole food nutrition, supplementation and spinal correction. 3:10 p.m. Linell King, M.D., on Mastering Vitality. The author of Mastering Vitality: 7 Simple Sustainable Steps to Lose Weight, Live Pain Free, Energize Your Life and Gain Power Now on life-saving information for preventing many diseases that he has treated.

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4:20 p.m. Laura Grammatico – The Metabolic Paradigm, Correct Nutrition for Your Unique Body. The certified Hippocrates holistic educator/nutrition coach/natural foods chef on metabolic typing, gut-brain connections and ayurvedic nutrition as three tools in accomplishing a no-onesize-fits-all health goal for vegan, vegetarian, Mediterranean or Paleo followers. 5:30 p.m. Alan “Allowah” Lowenschuss on Yoga, Amazonian Plant Medicine and the Healing of Our World. The student of philosophy and world spirituality talks about his 20-year yoga practice, as well as two fascinating trends—how yoga and plant medicine have proven effective in healing the mind and our fractured selves. 6:40 p.m. Susan “DeFlavis” Winters on Medical Qigong. The registered nurse and master in medical qigong speaks on Chinese energetic medicine and describes this main form of medical treatment in China’s qigong hospitals.

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Regeneration 11:30 a.m. Michael Monteleone on Seeking Alternatives to the Corporate Agricultural System. The summit’s lead coordinator on an in-depth look at how traditional farming is compromising health and jeopardizing our planet’s ecological well-being. 10 a.m. Early Bird Sunday Morning special 80-minute presentation by Cathy Via on Organic Aromatherapy and Essential Oils. The owner of Cathy’s Herbs and Botanicals speaks on the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health process by unifying body, mind and spirit.

2 p.m. Marty Mesh on Back to the Future (organic agriculture): What Was Once Our Past Must Now Be Our Future. The executive director of Florida Organic Growers on the facts about why our food system should return to a healthier and more sustainable form of agriculture. 3:10 p.m. Koreen Brennan on What is Permaculture? The former coordinator for Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition in St. Petersburg, Florida, and co-founder of Create Clearwater, an education-based community organization, defines permaculture and its many benefits for humanity and the planet. 4:10 pm Dean Martens on Food Energies and Nourishment. The clinical herbalist, president and founder of Herbs of Light on the love and compassion in Mother Nature’s Laws of Health used to produce his “Living Food”, GMO-free, organic herbal tinctures and capsules. 5:40 p.m. Deanna Bess on Organic Gardening. The Naples organic gardener and blogger (DeanasGarden.com) who has used plants for healing throughout her life, speaks on improving Florida’s nutrientdeficient sandy soil for ideal growing. 6:30 p.m. Vaishali on Taking Our Power Back: Crafting An Empowering Emotional Response To The Daunting Challenges of Our Modern Day Era.

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11:30 a.m. Michael Monteleone on The High Cost of Cheap Food. Learn how we are paying the price for our industrialization of agriculture with its emphasis on the use of poisons and toxic chemicals for growing food, as well as how the food industry systematically deceives the public to advance their agenda. 12:30 p.m. Carey Gillam on Seeking Transparency and Accountability in our Nation’s Food System. The Research Director for U.S. Right to Know, veteran journalist, researcher and writer, with more than 20 years of experience in the news industry shares in-depth knowledge of agrichemical companies (Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences,

DuPont, BASF, Bayer and Syngenta), which she gained as a senior correspondent for Reuters. She specialized in food and agriculture with a focus on the rise of the biotech crop technology, associated pesticide product development and their environmental impacts.

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Florida Organic Growers Insuring High Standards for a Multi-Billion Dollar International Industry by Yvette Lynne

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we have to be foresighted and vigilant deafening quiet prevailed in the that they don’t get watered down,” watermelon field the day that Marty says Mesh. “We had to push back Mesh, one of the most influential peoagainst the Georgia poultry industry ple in the organic industry, asked his farming when a Georgia congressman propartner, “What do you think about the effort posed that a special rider be written to go to Congress to propose that they pass to the law. The congressman felt that a law and set national standards, as well as when the poultry industry couldn’t guidelines for organic farming?’ locate a source for organic corn or Today, the Executive Director of Florida soybeans for the chickens to eat, they Certified Organic Growers and Consumcould still label their eggs organic. It ers (FOG), Mesh recalls his partner’s retort: was FOG’s intent that the standards “Tell me one good thing that the USDA [U.S. would create niches for organic farmDepartment of Agriculture] has done that has ers to fill. They would grow ingredients been good for a farm like ours.” needed by the industry—in this case, Mesh’s answer, “ I will make this difthe organic feed for livestock. Saying ferent. It will be good for growing organic that they couldn’t find a source or that agriculture.” An expert in sustainable agriit’s too expensive isn’t a reason to waMarty Mesh culture, it never occurred to Mesh while he ter down the standard,” explains Mesh, was helping to establish Bellevue Gardens, who co-produced What’s Organic About Organic? in Archer, Florida, that the knowledge and expertise he and The film looks at why organic produce and products are other organic farmers were gaining through their methods worth more than their conventional rivals, as well as why orwould eventually become USDA organic farming standards ganic is better for the planet and for human health. “There are covering soil, water, quality, pest control, livestock practices people who are still wondering if organic is just a cute marketand rules for food additives. “Since the day Congress signed ing label or if it’s a passing fad. It’s neither,” clarifies Mesh. the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, I have come to In 2001, FOG received its USDA accreditation to understand just how important it is to be careful about what certify farms as organic under its certification program, you promise your friends,” quips Mesh. Quality Certification Services (QCS). Today, QCS offers Most industries run away from government regulaUSDA and ANSI ISO Guide 17065-accredited certification tions; however Mesh knew that the organic industry options for farming of crops, livestock, aquaculture, anineeded a federal law and regulations to create uniformity mal feed manufacturing, packing, handling and processing and consistently and to provide an enforcement mechaand wild harvest operations. As the largest certifier on the nism with teeth. “Before 1990, there was no national eastern seaboard, QCS meets the needs of operations reuniformity, no consistency in the certification process. Anyone could label their product or its ingredients organic gardless of type, location or size. QCS offers the following certification options: Certified and charge more even if Organic, Certified Transitional, it wasn’t organic,” advises Certified Hormone/AntibioticMesh. Organic agriculture Free, Organic Aquaculture, uses methods that preserve specific trade practices, and the environment and avoid Food Justice Certification, most synthetic materiwhich will allow for consumals, such as pesticides and ers to choose to support a antibiotics. Organic farmers, more just agricultural system. ranchers and food processors now follow a defined set of Marty Mesh will speak at the standards to produce organic Food & Thought second annual food and fiber. Health Freedom Expo. For more “FOG members were all information on Florida Organic happy with setting the highest René Garza lovingly tending to the crops at Oakes' Organic Farm Growers, visit FogInfo.org. standards on the planet. But

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Eating a rich variety of plant-based foods is fast, easy and satisfying. ~LeAnne Campbell

Taste the Rainbow, Expand Your Palate with New Colorful Veggies by Judith Fertig

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mericans’ vegetable habits are in a rut. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly 50 percent of the vegetables and legumes available in this country in 2013 were either tomatoes or potatoes. Lettuce came in third, according to new data released in 2015, advises Tracie McMillan, author of The American Way of Eating. Further, 87 percent of U.S. adults did not meet basic vegetable serving recommendations from 2007 through 2010, a fact cited in the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey. Yet, urban supermarkets overflow with a wealth of common and exotic vegetables, often displayed sideby-side: broccoli and broccolini, green bell and Japanese shishito peppers, and iceberg lettuce and leafy mâche, or lamb’s lettuce. Trying one new vegetable dish a week is a great way to increase our vegetable literacy, says functional medicine expert Terri Evans, a doctor of Oriental medicine in Naples, Florida. “Our diet should be 60 per42

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cent produce—40 percent vegetables and 20 percent fruit,” she says. “To keep this sustainable for the long term, we should eat what tastes good, not what we think is good for us. Some days, we crave the sweetness of carrots; other days, the bitterness of artichokes or the heat of hot peppers. Our bodies can tell us what we need.”

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Going Green. Dark green and slightly peppery arugula is good with a little olive oil and lemon juice. Finely shredded Brussels sprouts bulk up a mixed salad, while adding the benefits of a cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetable. Instead of mineral-rich baby spinach, try baby Swiss chard, suggests Matthew Kadey, a registered dietician in Waterloo, Ontario. He also suggests microgreens, the tiny shoots of radishes, cabbage, broccoli and kale, all rich in vitamins C and E. Squash It. Varieties of summer and winter squash add color, body and flavor to one-dish meals, with the added benefits of B vitamins, magnesium and fiber. LeAnne Campbell, Ph.D., author of The China Study Cookbook, simmers a mix of fresh chopped vegetables including yellow summer squash or

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zucchini, and flavors with coconut and curry powder. Vegan Chef Douglas McNish, of Toronto, makes an okra and squash gumbo in the slow cooker. Sneak in a Smoothie. Change up a smoothie routine by swapping out the usual baby spinach for a blend of cucumber, apple and fresh mint, or else sweet potato and carrot, suggests Sidney Fry, a registered dietitian and Cooking Light editor, in Birmingham, Alabama.   Snack Attack. An array of colorful vegetables served with dips and spreads can be an easy way to experiment with veggies. Carrots in deep red, vibrant yellow, purple and orange are delicious raw and supply beta-carotene, promoting eye health. Leaves from pale green Belgian endive spears are tender and crunchy. Orange or “cheddar” cauliflower has a more creamy and sweet flavor than its pale cousin.    “Colors equal health, and the more colors we eat, the better our overall health,” says Susan Bowerman, a registered dietitian, lecturer in food science and nutrition at California State Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo, and co-author of What Color Is Your Diet? “We also have to be willing to try new foods or new varieties of foods, or maybe to prepare unfamiliar foods in a way that will make them taste good, so that we will be willing to add more plant foods to our diet.” Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFoodAndLifestyle. blogspot.com from Overland Park, KS.


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he colors found in fresh vegetables can indicate an abundance of necessary phytochemicals and nutrients. “Many people I see in my practice consume excess food, but have nutrient deficiency,” says Terri Evans, a functional medicine expert and doctor of Oriental medicine. Eating a variety of colorful vegetables can be part of the remedy. “Each color in a vegetable represents 10,000 micronutrients,” explains Evans. “The more colorful you make your diet, the happier your body will be.” She notes that supplements supply a lot of one nutrient, while vegetables gift us with tiny amounts of many requisite nutrients. According to the nonprofit Produce for Better Health Foundation, plant phytochemicals may act as antioxidants, protect and regenerate essential nutrients and work to deactivate cancer-causing substances. So, the more color on our plates, the better. Yellow and orange—in squash and some tomatoes—point to higher levels of vitamins C and A. The beta-carotene behind these colors is renowned for supporting healthy eyesight.   Dark green—in leafy greens and cabbages—evidences higher levels of vitamins K, B and E. Chlorophyll creates the color and indicates its welldocumented detoxifying properties.   Red—in red bell peppers and tomatoes—indicates vitamin C. Lycopene, which provides the color, is widely associated with lowering the risk of prostate and breast cancers.   Purple and blue—in radicchio, red cabbage and eggplant—deliver vitamins C and K. Anthocyanins that create the color are powerful antioxidants geared to keep us heart-healthy. natural awakenings

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Meaty Truths Choosing Meat that’s Sustainable and Safe by Melinda Hemmelgarn

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n his essay The Pleasures of Eating, Wendell Berry, a Kentucky farmer and poet, writes: “If I am going to eat meat, I want it to be from an animal that has lived a pleasant, uncrowded life outdoors, on bountiful pasture, with good water nearby and trees for shade.” He, like a growing number of conscious eaters, wants no part of the industrial meat system in which animals are raised in concentrated animal feeding operations. Media coverage has helped educate consumers previously unaware of how their food is produced and why it matters. The documentary film Food Inc., as well as books like Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser and The Chain, by Ted Genoways, describe common livestock industry practices that mistreat animals, pollute water and air, endanger workers and threaten public health. With increased understanding of the connections between diet and health, climate, environment and social justice, even many Americans that still like the taste of hamburger and steak have sided with Berry; they want sustainably raised, humane and healthful red meat.

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latest nutritional science. In 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee attempted to include the concept of sustainability. The committee, which included top nutrition scientists, defined sustainable diets as “a pattern of eating that promotes health and well-being and provides food security for the present population while sustaining human and natural resources for future generations.” It made the case that a diet higher in plant-based foods and lower in animalbased foods both promotes health and protects the environment—resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions, and less energy, land and water use. But political pressure from the livestock industry prevailed, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell jointly announced, “We do not believe that the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the appropriate vehicle for this important policy conversation about sustainability.” Instead, they advised the committee to focus solely on nutritional and dietary information. In her book Food Politics, nutritionist and author Marion Nestle explains that recommendations to decrease consumption have never been popular with the food industry. Nonetheless, Roni Neff, Ph.D., who

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directs the Center for a Livable Future’s Food System Sustainability and Public Health Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, recommends consuming less red meat in particular, because of its large environmental footprint. Neff points out, “Thirty percent of greenhouse gas emissions are connected to red meat.” However, not all red meat is created equal. In her book Defending Beef, environmental lawyer and cattle rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman makes a case for sustainable meat production, noting, “Well-managed grazing could be part of an effective strategy to combat climate change.” In their book The New Livestock Farmer, authors Rebecca Thistlethwaite and Jim Dunlop praise the increase in farmers producing pasture-raised, ethical meats and the growing number of farmers selling directly to people that reject the industrial system. Neff likewise supports such sustainable livestock agriculture, which integrates pasture-raised animals on farms, rather than isolating them on feedlots, where they typically eat a grain-based diet (such as genetically engineered corn) and receive growth stimulants, including hormones and antibiotics.

Risky Hormones and Antibiotics Mike Callicrate, a St. Francis, Kansas, rancher educated in the industrial model of meat production, is considered an expert on its negative consequences. He served as an advisor for Food Inc., and Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Callicrate observes, “The same chemical compounds that athletes are banned from using in baseball are used to produce our food animals, which our children eat in the hot dogs at the ballgame.” According to the USDA, about 90 percent of feedlot cattle receive hormone implants to promote growth. Yet the European Union Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures Relating to Public Health reports that the use of natural and artificial growth hormones in beef production poses a potential risk to human health, especially among children.


Because climate change is accelerating and is already causing a multitude of adverse effects, and the footprint of our current food system is massive, we urgently need to create a national food supply that is both healthy and sustainable. ~Dr. Walter Willett, Harvard School of Public Health Concerns about growth-promoting drugs led the American Academy of Pediatrics to call for studies that directly measure their impact on children through milk and meat. The President’s Cancer Panel Report on Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk also states, “Growth hormones may contribute to endocrine disruption in humans.” Their dietary recommendations include choosing meat raised without hormones and antibiotics.

Rising Resistance Antibiotic resistance is now one of the world’s most critical public health problems, and it’s related to misuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Antibiotic resistance— when bacteria don’t respond to the drugs designed to kill them—threatens to return us to the time when simple infections were often fatal.” Veterinarian and food safety consultant Gail Hansen, of Washington, D.C., explains that bacteria naturally develop resistance anytime we use antibiotics. “The problem is overuse and misuse; that’s the recipe for disaster.” She explains that more than 70 percent of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are not used to treat sick animals, but to promote growth and reduce the risk of infection related to raising animals in unsanitary, overcrowded spaces. A recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states: Adding antibiotics to the feed of healthy

livestock “often leave the drugs ineffective when they are needed to treat infections in people.” The AAP supports buying meat from organic farms, because organic farming rules prohibit the nontherapeutic use of antibiotics. Stacia Clinton, a registered dietitian in Boston who works with the international nonprofit Health Care Without Harm, assists hospitals in both reducing meat on their menus and increasing purchases of meat from animals raised without antibiotics. The goal is to reduce the growing number of antibiotic-resistant infections that cost hospitals and patients billions of dollars each year. A Friends of the Earth report, Chain Reaction: How Top Restaurants Rate on Reducing Use of Antibiotics in Their Meat Supply, revealed that most meat served by American’s top chain restaurants come from animals raised in industrial facilities where they are fed antibiotics. Only two out of 25 chains, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread, report that the majority of their meat is raised without routine antibiotics. A recent study by Consumers Union also found antibiotic-resistant bacteria on retail meat samples nationwide. In California, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 27, making his the first state to ban the use of routine low doses of antimicrobial drugs that are medically important to humans to promote livestock weight gain or feed efficiency. The bill doesn’t go into effect until January 2018, but will contribute to making meat safer and antibiotic drugs more effective.

Red and Processed Meats Targeted Dietary advice to reduce the consumption of red and processed meats, regardless of how the animals are raised, is not new. Kelay Trentham, a registered dietitian in Tacoma, Washington, who specializes in cancer prevention and treatment, points out that joint reports from the World Cancer Research Fund International and American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) since 2007 have recommended restricting consumption of red meat to less than 18 ounces a week and avoiding processed meats.

Smarter Meat Choices by Melinda Hemmelgarn Choose certified organic meat. Organic certification prohibits antibiotics, added hormones and genetically modified (GMO) feed. Select grass-fed and grass-finished meats. Look for the nonprofit American Grassfed Association (AGA) certification, which ensures animals eat only grass and forage from the time of their weaning until harvest, and are raised without antibiotics or hormones (AmericanGrassfed.org). AGA standards apply to ruminant animals only: beef, bison, goat, lamb and sheep. Support Country of Origin Labeling. This mandates that retail cuts of meat must contain a label informing consumers of its source. The U.S. meat industry has worked to stop such labeling. Beware of misleading labels. “Natural” provides no legal assurance about how an animal was raised. “Vegetarian feed” may mean GMO corn and/or soy. (See Greener Choices.org.) Buy directly from family livestock farmers. Check out sites like Local Harvest.org and Tinyurl.com/Farmers MarketsDirectory. Pay attention to portions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture serving size weighs three ounces, about the same size as a deck of cards. Think of meat as a side dish and balance the rest of the plate with vegetables, leafy greens, beans and other legumes. Once a week, cut out meat. Participate in Meatless Mondays (Meatless Monday.org). Assume all retail meat carries bacteria that can cause food-borne illness. Practice safe food handling as directed on package labels. (Also see FoodSafety.gov and KeepAntibiotics Working.com.)

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In 2015, the World To be interested composition, with meat Health Organization from cattle raised on in food, but not in pasture (grass) containing International Agency for Research on Cancer food production, higher levels of benefi(IARC) classified procial omega-3 fatty acids is clearly absurd. compared to meat from cessed meat (like hot dogs, ham, sausages, animals fed grain. ~Wendell Berry corned beef and beef According to medijerky) as “carcinogenic to cal doctor and National humans” and red meat (beef, veal, pork, Institutes of Health researcher Captain lamb, mutton, horse and goat) as “prob- Joseph Hibbeln, consuming fewer ably carcinogenic to humans.” Risk omega-6 fatty acids and more omegaincreases with amount consumed, and 3s may be one of the most important the evidence is strongest for the relation dietary changes for cutting the risk of of processed meats to colorectal cancer. chronic diseases, reducing inflamma Trentham explains some factors tion, improving mental health, enhancthat make red and processed meats ing children’s brain and eye developrisky. “Heating or smoking meat creates ment and reducing worldwide incidence cancer-causing compounds. Processed of cardiovascular disease by 40 percent. meats contain salts, nitrates and nitrites; When it comes to eating meat, the a chemical mélange of preservatives agricultural practices, quantity conthat can increase risk,” she says. Trensumed, and methods of processing and tham and Karen Collins, a registered di- cooking make a difference. It turns out etitian and advisor to the AICR, concur that what’s good for the environment is that the form of iron found in meat also good for animals and people, too. contributes to cancer risk. Still, the IARC report recognizes, Melinda Hemmelgarn is an award“Eating meat has known health benwinning registered dietitian, writer efits.” Meat is a rich source of protein and Food Sleuth Radio host with and B vitamins, iron and zinc. LiveKOPN.org, in Columbia, MO. stock feed further influences nutritional Connect at FoodSleuth@gmail.com.

Grilling a Grass-Fed Steak Just Right by Melinda Hemmelgarn

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hannon Hayes, farmer, nutritionist and author of The Farmer and the Grill: A Guide to Grilling, Barbecuing and Spit-Roasting Grassfed Meat… and for Saving the Planet, One Bite at a Time, says cooking grass-fed steaks at too-high temperatures, especially when grilling, is a common mistake. The West Fulton, New York, food expert describes how to achieve “a gorgeous sear on the outside, and a pink and juicy inside.” When working on a grill, light only one side. When hot, sear an inch-anda-quarter-thick steak for no more than two minutes per side, with the grill lid off. Make sure fat drippings don’t flare up flames, which will blacken and toughen the meat.

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After the sear, move the steaks to the unlit side of the grill and put the grill lid on. Let them finish cooking indirectly for five to seven minutes per pound. The lower temperature cooks the internal muscle fibers, but prevents them from contracting too rapidly and becoming chewy. As an alternative to grilling, use an oven and cast-iron skillet. Preheat the oven to 300° F. Next, heat the skillet over a high flame until smoke begins to rise off its surface. Coat the skillet with butter or tallow, then sear the meat for two minutes per side. Turn off the stove; leave steaks in the pan and move them to the oven, where they can finish cooking for five to seven minutes per pound. Source: TheRadicalHomemaker.net


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Why Vegan? The Connection Between Humans, Animals and the Planet by Tracey Narayani Glover

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oo often human beings fail to see the interconnection that exists between the non-human animals and the environment that surrounds us. As some vegans adopt a plant-based diet upon learning about the suffering of farmed animals, others are influenced by the devastating impact of animal agriculture on the environment, while many make the switch to benefit their own health. The truth is, these issues are not separate. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the livestock sector consumes more edible protein—40 percent of the entire

world’s agricultural output—than it produces, while occupying 30 percent of the planet’s total land surface. Animal-based foods such as meat, dairy and eggs are highly resource-intensive compared to plant-based foods. For example, an acre of land used to raise cattle for slaughter yields 20 pounds of usable protein compared to the 356 pounds of protein that an acre of soybeans would produce. Product labeling that indicates varying levels of humane and sustainable practices entices conscious consumers but is often misleading. As an example,

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consider that it is standard industry practice to kill all male chicks as soon as they hatch, whether they are on conventional farms or free-range organic farms, regardless of humane labeling. Similarly, it cannot be assumed that a grass-fed label is indicative of sustainability. Living conditions involve less suffering and fossil fuel use than in factory farms, but according to a study published in Environmental Science and Technology, pasture-raised cattle produce at least 20 percent more methane than grain-finished animals, on a per-pound-of-meat basis, and they also require more land and water. The United Nations reports that at least 20 million people worldwide die each year as a result of malnutrition, while estimates have been made that if Americans alone reduced their meat intake by just 10 percent, 100 million people could be fed with the land, water and energy that would be freed up as a result. As pointed out by The World Watch Institute, the continued growth of meat output creates competition for grain between affluent meat-eaters and the world’s poor. As much of the world’s population struggles to obtain enough food, many Americans are consuming too much protein and suffering from diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, stroke and autoimmune diseases. Research shows a high correlation between rates of these “diseases of affluence” and the


consumption of animal protein. But there is good reason for hope, as a growing body of nutrition science shows that a high percentage of these diseases can be prevented, or even reversed, with diet. According to Nutritional Biochemist T. Colin Campbell, who co-authored The China Study, “The same diet that is good for prevention of cancer is also good for the prevention of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis and other diseases. That diet is a whole foods, plant-based diet.” Note that there’s more to worry about than the antibiotics, steroids and hormones found in most animal products available today, making organic options less than ideal as well. “The real danger of animal products is the nutrient imbalances, regardless of the presence or absence of those nasty chemicals. Long before modern chemicals were introduced into our food, people still began to experience more cancer and more heart disease when they started to eat more animal-based foods,” says Campbell. One of the biggest barriers to adopting a plant-based diet is the misconception that a vegan diet lacks essential nutrients or adequate protein levels. According to the American Dietetic Association, and many leading world health organizations, a properly planned vegan diet can provide all nutritional needs at all stages of life from infancy, through pregnancy, and into old age. Even in the most demanding physical conditions, a vegan diet is sufficient, as demonstrated by vegan athletes such as Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, mixed martial arts champion Mac Danzig, Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and two-time Badwater Ultramarathon winner Scott Jurek. Is it a coincidence that the diet that can prevent suffering of animals is the same diet that can reverse the process of global warming and keep humans healthy into old age? What is good for the animals is good for the planet and good for our own health. Tracey Narayani Glover, JD, E-RYT 200, is an animal advocate, writer, chef/ owner of The Pure Vegan and a yoga and meditation teacher in Mobile, AL. Connect at ThePureVegan.com and ARCForAllBeings.org. natural awakenings

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Developing Gardens Instead of Golf Courses Agrihoods Use On-Site Farms to Draw Residents by April Thompson

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or thousands of homeowners in “agrihoods” across the U.S., homegrown is a way of life. Planned developments incorporating neighborhood agriculture are sprouting up in record numbers, according to Ed McMahon, a senior resident fellow specializing in sustainability with the

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Urban Land Institute. He estimates there are a few hundred agrihoods nationwide, in all regions and at all price points. “The trend is the convergence of several things, including a growing interest in local business, local food, healthy lifestyles and the foodie culture,” says McMahon.

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He adds, “Today’s developers have to differentiate their properties to survive, and farms have become the new golf course of real estate development.” Agriculture is a far lower-cost amenity that can even return a modest profit by selling its harvest to the community. Beyond food, agrihoods help grow community, a huge draw for those living in isolated suburban areas. In 2014, Abby and Michael Wheatfill moved their family to Agritopia, a planned community in Gilbert, Arizona, near Phoenix. Billed as an urban farm, the central feature of Agritopia’s 166 acres, knitting together commercial, agricultural and open space with 450 residential homes, is a working farm, with roving pigs, lambs and chickens, a citrus grove and rows of heirloom vegetables. Farm, family and community life are interwoven. The Wheatfills lease a plot in an on-site community garden. Other residents buy shares in the community supported agriculture project or purchase produce or eggs from the community farm on the honor system. “We especially love the narrow, tree-lined streets and wide porches, and that we can walk or bike to fun, locally sourced restaurants,” says Michael, a technology consultant. Private backyards are small in favor of community space, nudging residents to meet each other, Abby says. The Cannery, in Davis, California, is one of the newest agrihoods and also one of the few that redeveloped an industrial tract. This 100-acre development, still under construction, will feature 547 new homes on the former site of a tomato processing facility, in addition to affordable rent-


als for low-income families. Its heart and soul is a working farm that will feed the community’s households and supply its restaurants. The Cannery is a pioneer in clean green energy, with solar-powered homes, connections for electric cars, and many other energyconserving features. Thirsty homeowner lawns are prohibited in most of The Cannery’s mini-neighborhoods, but no home is more than 300 feet from public green space. Samrina and Mylon Marshall, both physicians in their mid-50s, will be among the first residents to move in this spring. “We like that it’s a green energy community featuring multigenerational living. We’re also big on eating locally and seasonally, so the urban farm was a key draw,” says Mylon. North Atlanta family Gil and Jeny Mathis and their two daughters, 12 and 14 years old, discovered Serenbe, a planned community in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, two years ago. Now it’s literally their second home. “It provides a different life for our children on weekends they couldn’t otherwise have. The community aspect has penetrated our lives in a way that we couldn’t have predicted,” says Gil. Both girls love it, and the younger sibling is lobbying to relocate there full time. The family likes the people Serenbe draws and the opportunities to engage with them, the consistent access to natural and organic food and

Today’s developers have to differentiate their properties to survive, and farms have become the new golf course of real estate development. ~Ed McMahon its artist-in-residence program. Serenbe was the inspiration for the Olivette Riverside Community and Farm, a 346-acre, back-to-the-land project near Asheville, North Carolina. Its owners are transforming a failed high-end gated community and adjacent historic farm along the French Broad River into an agri-centered development featuring a blueberry orchard, community gardens, vegetable farm and greenhouse. “It’s vital that we re-localize our food supply,” says Olivette co-owner Tama Dickerson. “One of the first things we did was to incorporate this farm and see what areas we could preserve, because what you keep is just as important as what you develop.” Future plans include hiking trails, artist live-work spaces, tiny houses, little free libraries and a K-8 school. Agrihoods aren’t solely for agriburbs. Creative public housing

developers are bringing agriculture to high-density neighborhoods. The smoke-free Healthy High-Rise Arbor House, a 124-unit, low-income apartment in the Bronx, in New York City, features a 10,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse and a living lobby wall that grows organic vegetables for the community year-round. Residents can obtain a discounted share from the farm using SNAP benefits (food stamps) and take free classes in cooking fresh. Arbor House also allocates 40 percent of its rooftop crop harvests for the larger community. Agrihoods can take many forms, including those involving gardens cropping up in schools, parks and hospitals nationwide, as well as informal, guerilla gardens in vacant lots. Many cities, including Falls Church, Virginia, and Takoma Park, Maryland, have even changed local zoning laws so residents can keep chickens and bees in their backyards for eggs and honey, according to McMahon. “The era of the 2,000-mile Caesar salad has come to an end,” says McMahon, citing high transportation costs that make locally sourced food good for businesses and consumers alike. “The trend of growing food closer to home—in some cases at home—is here to stay.” Connect with April Thompson, of Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.

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Naples Botanical Garden Where Flowers and People Bloom

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by Lisa Marlene

ood things can come out of tragedies, even catastrophies such as Hurricane Andrew. The 1992 category 5 storm blew gale force winds across Florida’s east coast, damaging or obliterating homes, buildings and Fairchild Tropical Gardens. The massive rescue operation that led botanists and arborists to descend on the largest botanical garden in the continental U.S. in order to save the renowned collection was actually responsible for the birth of Naples Botanical Garden. “While gathering plant materials to send to Fairchild, someone suggested starting a botanical garden here,” says Taylor Burnham, Naples Botanical Gar-

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den’s Buehler Family Foundation Enabling Garden Coordinator. Enthusing about the Buehler Enabling Garden, Burnham articulates her good fortune to work with approximately 50 dedicated volunteers in different capacities. “There are 30-plus program assistants offering support and individualized attention to participants during programs, six volunteers working on only horticulture, five “exceptional” volunteers and approximately 10 visitor assistants providing awareness and engagement to the public in this garden,” she says. The hospitable space of the Buehler Enabling Garden invites indi-

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viduals, regardless of their physical or sensory abilities, to enjoy the benefits of a garden. Outstanding characteristics that make it particularly “enabling” are it’s accessible design, raised beds at differing heights and vertical garden, as well as smooth, wide paving, a potting cart and tables. In the category of adaptability, two of the outstanding features are wind chimes in different tones for the visually impaired. Horticulture in this garden, located within the Scott Florida Garden, engages all five senses in unique ways. The garden’s variety of therapeutic horticulture programs for individuals living with special needs requires volunteers such as Cynthia Nyquist, Corinne Cassaday, and Nancy Temte, who reflect upon how time in the garden has impacted them and those they interact with. Nyquist is a horticultural volunteer who likes to get her hands dirty weeding, pruning and digging. The Naples resident relishes her work in the garden because she has four to five hours a week to get up close and personal with the all the plants and trees, but most particularly her favorites, the fragrant almond tree and the popcorn plant, as well as the Japanese honeysuckle she nursed back to health. “I grew up tending to a garden of vegetables and flowers, so it was only natural that I pursued a degree is in biology with an emphasis on botany and landscaping,” says Nyquist. “I’ve been aware that the garden was here since my husband and I moved from Chicago in 2013. Last year, when I chose to spend my birthday here, we met Greg, a docent who saw us wandering around and asked if we wanted to join his tour. Greg’s enthusiasm was so enjoyable that when he asked if we wanted to continue after the tour, we agreed. I became a volunteer four weeks later,” advises Nyquist Temte, a former Minnesotan is a programs assistant volunteer. She and her husband also chose the garden for a birthday celebration and were impressed by the volunteers they met, one in particular from Minnesota. “Lots of Green Bay Packers fans down here,” quips Temte, who is training to be a docent. “I love volunteering because of the youthful infusion of energy. I interact with so many incredible, imagina-


tive and creative children who come to garden on school field trips. It’s a very vibrant place and it’s wonderful to be in such a positive and therapeutic atmosphere,” she says. Cassaday is a botanical gardens volunteer. The former New York resident is grateful that her 33-year-old son Tom has been accompanying her to the garden since 2015, when she began volunteering. “Tom and I love coming to this beautiful, peaceful and calming atmosphere. It is heart-warming that Tom, whose disability is autism, is so welcomed and respected here,” comments Cassaday. Tom transferred his skills to a small herb garden at home where he grows basil and oregano from clippings. He’s even growing radishes, and helped his mom to plant 150 begonias in their flower garden. “Tom wouldn’t have done this if he hadn’t had the experience and training in the garden,” says Cassaday. In a garden where volunteers take such joy in connecting people with plants, giving and receiving become one, resulting in blossoming and enrichment for all.

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For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other. ~Millard Fuller

Yes, YogaCAN by Lee Walker

Naples Yoga Center and Yoga Loft join greenmonkey to host YogaCAN 2016 on April 3 at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd., in Naples. The lawn opens at 10 a.m. Class begins at 11 a.m. A silent auction will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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t YogaCAN 2016, expect to feel palpable love and concern even in the available spaces between yoga mats. From its inception in 2013, this event has demonstrated the power of community support for the families and individuals that receive financial assistance from the Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN). Co-founded by Dr. Joel Waltzer, a Naples dermatologist and greenmonkey Yoga Studio (formerly BV Yoga), YogaCAN was sparked by a moment of grace. In 2013, Waltzer’s wife, Jane, underwent extensive chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatment for a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. One morning during a particularly difficult time in Jane’s treatment, she felt graced and shared her thoughts with her husband. “Jane told me, ‘We are the lucky ones. I’m fortunate to have you and we are blessed to have the financial resources, as well as a supportive family to deal with these challenges. Other’s don’t,’” recalls Joel. Jane’s sense of gratitude foreshadowed events that followed that same morning. “A letter to the editor in the Naples Daily News caught my attention. A man living with cancer wrote it. The author was a client of the Cancer Al-

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liance of Naples and was expressing his gratitude to them for paying his bills while he was too sick to work. Thanks to CAN, an organization I had not yet heard of, he and his family had not lost their home,” advises Waltzer. Hours after reading about CAN, Waltzer walked to the greenmonkey yoga studio, where he and Jane practice. On the mat, Waltzer conceived an idea for a grassroots fundraising event for CAN, which he discussed with Kiersten Mooney, the studio owner, teacher and his friend. Mooney enhanced the fundraising idea (JaneCAN) by donating studio space and teaching time for the greenmonkey yoga community. Months later, 200 enthusiastic yogis appeared onsite, unrolled their mats and readied themselves for a yoga class. The climax was a generous outpouring of $30,000 in donations—a combination of individual contributions, silent auction sales and local vendor sales. “This amazing demonstration of community filled the studio and our hearts. The overflow of people practiced in the parking lot,” says Mooney, who, along with Waltzer, decided that YogaCAN 2015 would be opened up to other local yoga communities. The potential attendance led Mooney and Waltzer to enlist the assistance of the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, which generously contributed refreshments and their lawn for 300-plus yogis, that in turn donated $60,000— every dollar of which goes to the individuals and families in Collier and Lee county that CAN supports. “We are an entirely local nonprofit formed in 2002 by a group of volunteers who were passionate about filling the need in the community for assistance to cancer-stricken families and individuals whose lives were being turned upside-down financially and emotionally. Annually, we help approximately 125 families, including children of low-income single parents and children with cancer (referred to CAN from Golisano Children’s Hospital) through the most difficult times anyone could imagine. Facing a world of unknowns and forced to make lifechanging medical decisions, as well as dealing with mounting pressures of everyday living expenses, CAN helps when there is no where else to turn,” says CAN Director Jodi Bisogno. For more information on Cancer Alliance of Naples, contact 239-643-4673 or visit NaplesCancer.com.


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Trim & Tone Spa Where Cutting-Edge Technology Reduces Age to a Number by Sharon Nyquist

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hile early spas relied totally on the energies to reduce the volume and appearhands-on therapeutic modalities ance of fat tissues and cellulite. “Using Exilis provided by practitioners, today’s spas and VelaShape treatments together offers even combine them with tech-savvy, advanced maquicker results,” explains Shelly, who reguchines and skincare technology that sculpts and larly gets referrals from area surgeons. tones the body, as well as the face. Since 2007, The VacuStep Workout, which works to when Shelly and John Misiorowski opened Trim reduce cellulite and fat, directly activates & Tone Spa in Naples, Southwest Floridians have blood circulation in the major cellulite zones: been enjoying non-medical, cutting edge, statehips, buttocks, stomach and thighs. The elliptiof-the art techniques. cal machine features a low-impact, fat-burning Shelly’s constant search for technology that chamber. Results are visible after four weeks. benefits clients began when she first fell in love Formostar InfraRed Body Wrap for cellulite with the beauty industry. Her quest for expos and reduction utilizes six silicone treatment pads educational seminars that offer workshops rivals placed at targeted areas—thighs for slimming her time spent on research, which she finds fun and cellulite reduction, abdomen, hip, and arm and personally rewarding. “It has yielded unique areas for slimming and fat loss. It also burns technologies that don’t involve medical or surgical calories and increases metabolism. Shelly Misiorowski in intervention. This is significant because today the Red Light Therapy via the spa’s Infrared treatment room at majority of individuals want to address the effects Sauna, the Anti-Aging Collagen Stimulator and Trim & Tone Spa of aging, wrinkles, damaged skin and cellulite the RevitaLight Skin Care System melts fat, diwithout invasive surgery. Technologies such as Exilis Elite, minishes cellulite, increases blood flow, and provides pain relief. VelaShape, VacuStep and the Formostar InfraRed Body Wrap Also offered are several oxygen infusion facials, deep are the latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-appore cleansing, a non-surgical facelift mask, alpha hydroxy proved, non-invasive solutions,” says Shelly. acid peel and dermaplaning, as well as butterfly eyelash ex Exilis Elite, a non-invasive, non-surgical device, melts fat tensions, waxing, aloe cloth body wraps, detox foot bath, farcells and rejuvenates the production of collagen. It harnesses infrared sauna, full body massage, and the VersaSpa system, ultrasound vibrations and radio frequency energy to tighten a full-body spray tanning treatment. skin by liquefying cellulite on hips, abdomen and thighs. “This award-winning medical grade device that melts fat Misiorowski is licensed by the state and has undergone rigorand tightens skin at the same time also produces immediate ous training provided by the manufacturers. results in treatments on the face, neck, arms, knees, back and buttocks,” advises Shelly. Trim & Tone Spa is located at 1201 Piper Blvd., Ste. 20, in VelaShape is the first and only FDA-cleared, non-surNaples. For appointments, call 239-596-5522 or visit TrimAndToneSpa.com. See ad, page 15. gical, non-invasive technology, which combines powerful

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The Eyes Tell Our Story

How Integrative Doctors See Into Whole-Body Health by Linda Sechrist

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o poets, the eyes have long been known as windows to the soul. Systemically trained ophthalmologists, optometrists and functional medicine doctors see these organs as a potential indicator of high blood pressure, diabetes, stress-related effects and nutritional deficiencies, as

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well as sites for potential glaucoma and macular degeneration. The connection between overall health and eye health is rarely addressed during conventional eye exams, which are based on standard protocols for prescribing eyeglasses, drugs or surgery. Conventionally trained optometrists and

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ophthalmologists, lacking education in nutrition and alternative approaches, treat the eyes as isolated organs. In contrast, systemically oriented, holistic eye experts treat them as integrated parts of the whole body. Eye doctors like Marc R. Grossman, doctor of optometry, a co-founder of Natural Eye Care, Inc., of New Paltz, New York, and Edward C. Kondrot, a medical doctor and founder of the Healing the Eye & Wellness Center, in Fort Myers, Florida, take such a preventive and integrative approach. They recommend good whole foods nutrition, supplemented with antioxidants and plant-based formulations of omega-6 and omega-3 oils, together with adequate sleep and exercise. Key complementary treatments can be effective in improving sight and reversing some conditions. Grossman, also a licensed acupuncturist, explains in his book Greater Vision: A Comprehensive Program for Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Clarity how he incorporates the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of vision into his philosophy of eye care. At Somers Eye Center, in Somers, New York, he uses a full range of mind-body therapies, combined with conventional methods to address dry eye syndrome, nearsightedness, farsightedness, macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma. Kondrot, a leading board-certified homeopathic ophthalmologist, uses a slit-lamp binocular microscope to examine the complex living tissue of the eyes. The author of 10 Essentials to Save Your Sight, he’s experienced in regeneration nutrition and maintains that our overall health impacts our vision. His toolbox includes multimodal protocols like homeopathy, detoxification, oxygen therapy, low-level microcurrent to stimulate cellular activity, palming (using the hands over closed eyes) and other alternative methods to reverse visual loss. He regularly uses the Myers’ cocktail, an intravenous therapy with a high concentration of B-complex and C vitamins, taurine (an amino sulfonic acid), trace minerals and zinc. “Regardless of your eye condition, regular eye exercises can increase eye muscle flexibility and support circulation for better delivery of oxygen, essential nutrients and the flow of energy to the


eyes,” says Grossman. He notes that “Aerobic Exercise Protects Retinal Function and Structure from Light-Induced Retinal Degeneration,” a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience in 2014, was the first of its kind to link physical exercise with improved retinal health and prevention of common eye diseases. While Kondrot emphasizes that vitamins A, C, D and E are essential to eye health, particularly in preventing macular degeneration, he cautions that taking a supplement is no substitute for expanding the diet to include foods such as kale, spinach, parsley, collard greens, cooked broccoli, green peas, pumpkin and Brussels sprouts. All include lutein and zeaxanthin, two types of important carotenoids contained within the retina and found in the leaves of most green plants. Digestive enzymes, probiotics and the amino acid betaine are also necessary to facilitate better absorption of nutrients. Dr. Connie Casebolt, board certified in family medicine and founder of GFM Wellness, in Greenville, South Carolina, practices with a whole body-mind perspective and incorporates supplements in patient disease prevention and wellness plans. “As the eye is bathed in the same chemicals and nutrients as the rest of the body, eye conditions can be affected by problems affecting the rest of the body,” she says. “Low adrenals can contribute to macular degeneration. Additionally, disruption of the energy flowing through acupuncture meridians related to teeth affected by root canals can also affect the eyes. “ She likes the book Whole Body Dentistry, by Mark Breiner, a doctor of dental surgery, because it includes numerous case histories of systemic illnesses, including eye disorders, that improve with better oral health. “Trying to sustain good health and avoiding toxins such as tobacco and excess sugar can definitely help in maintaining good vision,” explains Casebolt. Sensitive, complex and composed of more than 2 million working parts, the eyes are their own phenomenon. Annual eye exams are important at every age to help us do what’s needed to maintain our precious gift of sight. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at ItsAllAboutWe.com. natural awakenings

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COLOR ME CALM Grownups De-Stress with Adult Coloring Books by Avery Mack

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Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~Gerard de Nerval

oloring books are no longer solely the domain of children. Immersion in this fun, creative pastime by adults even for just 30 minutes can constitute a focused meditation that relieves stress. Doctor of Psychology Nikki Martinez, in Chicago, says that famed psychotherapist Carl Jung believed coloring helps patients release anxiety. “It uses both sides of the brain and improves organizational and fine motor skills,” says Martinez. “After I underwent a major surgery, I was on bed rest for eight weeks, and adult coloring books were a lifesaver. They passed the time, were pretty and kept me in a constant state of calm. I devoured them.” Publishers Weekly reported combined 2015 sales of 1.75 million copies for the 10 bestselling adult coloring books through November. This trend was years in the making, originating when parents colored with their kids and sometimes on their own. Adults around the world now join coloring book clubs, hold related parties and take coloring breaks at work. Last fall, Barnes & Noble hosted the one-day AllAmerican Art Unwind, where customers colored and uploaded their results to Instagram and Twitter. Hallmark sent a crew of artists and calligraphers to select locations to help customers color their greeting cards. “We scheduled a coloring session for a 55-plus community workshop,” relates Ninah Kessler, a licensed clinical

social worker with the Sparks of Genius Brain Optimization Center, in Boca Raton, Florida. “People had so much fun they wouldn’t leave. It’s creative, portable and inexpensive. You never face blank paper because the lines are there; you just pick the colors. There’s no stress about possibly making mistakes.” “Animals, jungle or floral themes, and Zen-inspired mandalas are popular. Customers like realistic, intricate drawings,” explains Idalia Farrajota, a Dallas executive with Michaels craft stores, which offers free, in-store coloring sessions and provides supplies. (Download a free sample book at Tinyurl.com/ BotanicalColoringPages.) Johanna Basford, a renowned illustrator from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, is a hit with colorists, catering to their penchant for nature with Secret Garden, Enchanted Forest and her latest, Lost Ocean. “My daughter wanted to color her life, not do generic drawings,” says Dieter Marlovics, prompting him to establish ReallyColor.com, in Chicago. “Really-Color converts photos into coloring book pages to make individually tailored pages.” Try these eco-tips: Sprout pencils, made with sustainable wood and fruitand-vegetable-based dyed clay instead of lead, are topped by non-GMO seeds that can be planted when the pencil becomes short. Inktense’s water-soluble brightly colored pencils mimic pen and ink; add water for translucency. Select recycled paper books, soy crayons, watercolor paints and non-toxic markers.

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The Power of Sisterhood: Women Empowering Women – 6-9pm. A night of fun, fashion, pampering, photography, silent auction, sweet treats hors d’oeuvres and more to benefit The Shelter For Abused Women and Children. Tickets: $60/donation. The Colosseum, 2059 E Tamiami Tr, Naples. Tickets: 595-2080.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1 Crystal Bowl Meditation – 6:30pm. With Nicole Sandhu. Enjoy the benefits of sound vibration healing. Relax and heal from the vibrations of the seven bowls, which help to heal and open one’s heart, helping to align self to its higher purpose. $10. Ages 12 and up. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255. RSVP: 301-0655. TheMysticalMoon.com. Sacred Sounds/Music of Spheres – 6:30pm. With Dana House. Connect to your initiating spark that shines through the holistic resonance of the invocative gongs and grace-filled bowls using 3-D mandalas and ancient aromatic blends. Bring pillow, blanket, mat. $20. Peaceful Escapes, 601 E Elkcam Cir, B-3, Marco Island. 571-5234. QuantumHealingSacredSound.com. Guided Meditation – 7pm. Let the stress of the season melt away with a guided meditation. The group will decide which ones to use. Free. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Complimentary Meditation – 7-8pm. Aleksandra Eifler guides students through an hour of meditation and provides an opportunity to explore new ways to begin or deepen a meditation practice in a comfortable and supportive environment. Free. 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Info: 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com/ naples-schedule.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 Simple Easy Every Day Meditation – 6-7:30pm. Four-week beginner series with certified instructor Kathy Hurst. Wednesdays thru March 23. $175 includes book and guided audio for home practice. Integrative Mindfulness, The Fountains Professional Park, 3372 Woods Edge Cir, Ste 102, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 280-9095. IntegrativeMindfulness.net.

Sound Therapy-Peaceful Mind – 6:30-8pm. With William Ward. Allow the healing vibrations of crystal and Tibetan bowls in concert to soothe your soul and bring your body back into its original balance. Part of the Peaceful Mind series with rotating teachers each week. $20/drop-in or $60/four classes; client discount available; members/free. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net.

Julie Johnson at her Alaskan seafood tent at Third Street South farmers’ market Used for prosperity and protection, these bags are already infused with energies for that purpose. Create your own or purchase one already infused at a reduced rate. $30. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Magic Under the Mangroves – 5:30-9:30pm. This elegant, eco-chic gala event is the key source of revenue for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and fund a need. Sustainable seated dinner provided by Windows Catering. 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. RSVP: 403-4218. Conservancy.org. Psychic Fair – 6-9pm. Infinite Stones, 12911 Metro Pkwy, Ft Myers. 561-1981. See ad, page 80.

Diksha Blessing with Crystal Bowl Meditation – 7pm. With Joanna Salerno and Laurie Barraco. Guided meditation accompanied by crystal bowls and hands-on light blessing called Diksha, transference of divine light directly into the brain. $15. The Mystical Moon Ft Myers, 8890 Salrose Ln, Ste 107. RSVP: 939-3339. TheMysticalMoon.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4 Artie Yellowhorse Show and Sale – Mar 4-6. 11am5pm. Large collection of jewelry from Navajo jeweler Artie Yellowhorse. Four Winds Gallery, 340 13th Ave S, Naples. 263-7555. FourWindsNaples.com. Customer Appreciation Day/Live Blood Cell Analysis – 10am-5pm. Free samples, vendors and a chance to win a raffle bag. Live Blood Cell Analysis by appointment. For Goodness Sake, 9118 Bonita Bch Rd, Bonita Springs. 992-5838. John of God Crystal Bed Therapy – 11am-5pm. With Carol Hall, holistic health RN. A combination of color therapy, light therapy and crystal therapy produces

Planning Your Path to Wellness, Purpose and Passion Book Signing – 6:30-8:30pm. With Peggy Sealfon. Connect to your soul for direction along your life path. Sealfon will be signing her books Escape from Anxiety: Supercharge your Life with Powerful Strategies from A to Z and her contribution to The Change: Insight into Self-Empowerment. $30, $50/couple; clients: $25, $40/couple; members/free. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net. Introduction to Access Consciousness – 7-8pm. Introducing tools and processes to help you create your life the way it was meant to be lived with Access Consciousness techniques. Free. Be Well Natural Health Clinic, 1032 Goodlette Rd, Naples. 305-3317465. KristinaAston.AccessConsciousness.com. See news brief, page 16.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3 Lunch and Learn – Noon-1pm. You are What you Eat with Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Eva Spegren. Learn how to transform your health through clean, wholesome and nutritious cooking and eating followed by a healthy organic lunch. Free with lunch. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Gris Gris Bags – 4pm. With Maria. Learn what a gris gris bag is, what it’s used for and how to use it.

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beneficial healing and alignment on many physical and energetic levels of your being. $40/30 minute intro rate. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Angelic Upgrade for Your Abundance – 7pm. With Sandra McGill. Receive downloads and information to remove blocks and conditioning that keeps one in lack. $20. Goddess I Am, Empire Plaza, 600 Goodlette Rd N, Naples. RSVP: 228-6949. GoddessIAm.com. Sound In-Fusion – 7-8:30pm. With Carol Hall. Sound healing concert with a symphonic gong, lap harp, crystal bowls and pyramids, tuning forks, shruti box and chimes weaved together. $20/in advance, $25/at door. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Prepay: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Women’s Empowerment Circle – 7-8:30pm. With Tamar George, author of Reborn in Time. Tamar leads topics of discussion based on the group’s interests and the intuitive energies of those attending. Group meditation will be facilitated. $20/drop-in. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5 Nature Walk with Bird Patrol Guide – 8am. See birds in native vegetation with experienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species. Wear comfortable shoes and outdoor wear. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. Free with paid parking. Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr, Shelter A7, Ft Myers. BirdPatrol.org. Re-Inventing Yourself – 9am-noon. With Carol Marlow, MA. Attendees will learn to: find a renewed purpose and an accountability partner; create a support network; empower yourself with motivational tools; celebrate baby steps and stay the course. $35; $14/optional lunch. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Really, Really Free Market – 10am-2pm. Potluck of reusable items. No money, barter or trade; everything is free. Fleischmann Park, Naples. Facebook page: Naples Really Really Free Market.

Live Blood Cell Analysis – 10am-5pm. With Brandi Stewart. Utilizing one drop of blood, see 42 anomalies of your health relating to digestive dysfunction, liver stress, toxicity, inflammation markers, yeast imbalances, lymphocytes, health of white and red blood cells and more. $50 includes DVD and takehome information. For Goodness Sake, 7211 Radio Rd, Naples. RSVP: 353-7778. Access Consciousness Energetic Face Lift Class – 11am-6pm. A non-invasive light touch energy transformation system that naturally lifts sagging skin, diminishes wrinkles and revives skin. Learn this dynamic energy process for yourself. $250. Be Well Natural Health Clinic, 1032 Goodlette Rd, Naples. 305-331-7465. KristinaAston.AccessConsciousness.com. See news brief, page 16. Mini Readings – 1-9pm. With Candyce Strafford. Petunias of Naples, 825 5th Ave S, Naples. RSVP: 403-3550. Trigger Point Therapy with Tennis Balls – 2-4pm. With Sondra Dansby, E-RYT. There is relief for neck and shoulder tension, back pain, tight hamstrings and calves, tension headaches, muscle aches and pains. Increase your flexibility for yoga and sports activities. $49 includes supplies. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. RSVP: 433-5995. AHolisticApproachCenter.com. Rekindle the Power and Mystery of Your Forgotten Feminine Self – 2-5pm. With Christina Bronson. Receive inspiring ideas put into practice; experience energizing discussion with passionate, like minded women; and savor moments of quiet meditation. $50. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Unwind From the Grind – 2-4pm. With Trisha Necessary. Workout the stresses from the week with this two-part workshop, beginning with a flow and ending with restorative postures saturated with juicy assist and hands-on adjustments. $35. BKS Yoga Studio, 2900 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 213-9276. BKSYogaStudio.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6 Magic Bus Ride – 10-11:30am. With Jamie Shane.

Utilizing pranayama and light kundalini-style movements, this workshop will help create a mind-space of exploration and expansion. Donuts will be served after class. $20. BKS Yoga Studio, 2900 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 213-9276. BKSYogaStudio.com. Relay for Life Fundraiser – 12:30-3pm. Fun, relaxing afternoon of painting to help raise funds for Relay for Life. Raffle prizes, light appetizers and drinks provided. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Vino’s Picasso, 15250 S Tamiami Tr, Ste 109, Ft Myers. 288-6953. VinosPicasso.com. Journey Through the Bhagavad Gita – 1-3pm. With Prem Sadasivananda. $25/in advance, $35/door. Love Yoga Center, 4949 Tamiami Tr N, Ste 204, Naples. 692-9747. LoveYogaCenter.com. See ad, page 63. Thai Yoga Partner Massage – 1-3pm. Jennifer Colucci just returned from six weeks of studying in Thailand, deepening her knowledge of Thai yoga and massage. Bring a partner or be paired with someone to practice a Thai massage sequence. $45 or $5 off by 2/5. 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Info: 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com/naples-schedule. Intro to Wicca – 2pm. In this weekly progressive class, learn what Wicca is, concept of deity, altars, holidays, magick and more. Free. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Fifth Annual Vagina Monologues – 6-9pm. Wine, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Project Help, a 24/7 crisis and sexual assault center. $50/general admission, $125/patron tickets. Sugden Community Theatre, Blackburn Hall, 701 Fifth Ave S, Naples. General admission: 263-7990. Patron tickets: 649-1404.

MONDAY, MARCH 7 The Poison in Your Teeth Book Giveaway – 9:30am5pm. Dr Mark Corke will distribute the book The Poison in Your Teeth, by Dr Tom McGuire. Call the office for a tour or with questions on holistic care. Laser Dentistry, 1550 Matthew Dr, Ft Myers. 936-5442. Mini Readings – 5:30-9pm. With psychic Candyce Strafford. Daniela’s Restaurant, Wiggins Pass Plaza, 13500 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. RSVP: 514-4414. Gris Gris Bags – 7pm. With Maria. Learn what a gris gris bag is, what it’s used for and how to use it. Used for prosperity and protection, these bags are already infused with energies for that purpose. Create your own or purchase one already infused at a reduced rate. $30. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8 Qoya Class – 4-5:15pm. With Betsy Blankenbaker. Yoga dance fitness class. Hummingbird Wellbeing Center and Boutique, 27785 Old 41, Bonita Springs. 464-6983. HummingbirdWellbeingCenter.com. See news brief, page 22. Crystal Bowl Meditation – 6:30pm. With Nicole Sandhu. Enjoy the benefits of sound vibration healing. Relax and heal from the vibrations of the seven bowls which helps to heal and open one’s heart, helping to align self to its higher purpose. $10. Ages 12 and up. The Mystical Moon Ft Myers, 8890 Salrose Ln, Ste 107. RSVP: 939-3339. TheMysticalMoon.com. Tarot Part I – 7pm. Learn the meaning of the cards and how to utilize this wonderful tool. A Rider Waite deck is required. $30. Part II on 3/15. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769.

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Access The Greatness of You – Mar 9-13. 10am6pm. Five-day class starts with Access Bars, a dynamic energy transformation system that clears limitations about different areas of your life and body. Then learn foundational tools and processes to unlock issues most people have been unable to resolve for years. Be Well Natural Health Clinic, 1032 Goodlette Rd, Naples. 305-331-7465. KristinaAston.AccessConsciousness.com. See ad on page 18 and news brief on page 16.

Qoya Class – 9:30-10:45am. With Betsy Blankenbaker. Yoga dance fitness class. Hummingbird Wellbeing Center and Boutique, 27785 Old 41, Bonita Springs. 464-6983. HummingbirdWellbeingCenter. com. See news brief, page 22.

Bliss Night Out – 5-8pm. With Sue and Mary. Hummingbird Wellbeing Center and Boutique, 27785 Old 41, Bonita Springs. 464-6983. HummingbirdWellbeingCenter.com.

Akashic Records: The Book of Life – 1-1:30pm. With Rev John White. This topic can be equated to the universe’s super computer system. The Akashic records contain every deed, word, feeling, thought and intent that has ever occurred at any time in the history of the world. $25. The Mystical Moon Ft Myers, 8890 Salrose Ln, Ste 107. RSVP: 939-3339. TheMysticalMoon.com. Detoxification Class – 6pm. With Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Kristi Willems. Learn what detoxification is and why you need it. Learn the causes of toxicity, focus on nutrients and foods that help one detox naturally. $25/drop-in; multi-class discount available. D-Signed Nutrition, 3531 Bonita Bay Blvd, Ste 300, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 676-5249. Art Reception and Community Night – 6-9pm. Featuring fine art works and artist reception. Live music by Alchemie, live street chalk art by Jane Portaluppi Durand. Butterfly card making with Susan Sholle-Martin. Trunk jewelry show, community drum circle and community yoga class. Free. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Mindful Parents – 6:30-8:30pm. With Jill Emmerich. Monthly workshop for parents of kids of all ages and levels of ability to come together, discuss challenges, problem-solve difficult situations, support and teach each other. $30/drop-in, $50/couple; clients: $25, $40/couple; members/free. Monarch Wellness, 843 Myrtle Terr, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net. Nutrition Class – 7-8:30pm. Nutrition for pregnancy, lactation, postpartum and family. Pregnant moms receive a free gift. Free. The Family Birth Center of Naples, 2930 Immokalee Rd, Ste 2, Naples. 5940400. Register: FBCNaples@gmail.com. Kirtan – 7:30-9:30pm. With David Newman. $25/in advance, $35/door. Love Yoga Center, 4949 Tamiami Tr N, Ste 204, Naples. 692-9747. LoveYogaCenter.com. See ad, page 63.

Satsang – 12:30-2pm. With David Newman. $15/ in advance, $25/door. Love Yoga Center, 4949 Tamiami Tr N, Ste 204, Naples. 692-9747. LoveYogaCenter.com. See ad, page 63. Reiki Level I – 2pm. Learn hands-on healing method of universal life force energies. Information will be given on the chakras, aura, connecting to energies and crystal works. Attunement and certification upon completion. $50. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Gateways to Paradise Art Opening – 4:307:30pm. Artist Kaata Mrachek offers her original works of art as a visual tribute to Naples’ charming gateways to our pristine beaches. Food & Thought Organic Market, 2132 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 9636429. Instylist.com. See news brief, page 17. Candlelight Yin Yoga – 6-7pm. With Marcie. Hummingbird Wellbeing Center and Boutique, 27785 Old 41, Bonita Springs. 464-6983. HummingbirdWellbeingCenter.com. Why Diets Don’t Work! What is Real Food? – 6-7pm. With Eva Apegren. Learn about the pitfalls of “one-solution-fits-all” diets, bioindividuality and the importance of reconnecting with and listening to your body to find out what works. Learn about the concept of “crowding out” unhealthy foods and clean eating. $10/drop-in or $35/series. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41, Bonita Springs. 9490749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Integrative Relaxation-Peaceful Mind – 6:30-8pm. With Peggy Sealfon. Nurture your body and mind and release stress from the source. Feel refreshed and empowered to tackle life’s challenges with new solution. Part of the Peaceful Mind series, with rotating teachers each week. $20/drop-in or $60/four classes; client discount available; members/free. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net Change Your Thinking-Lose the Weight Course – 7pm. With Valorie Morris, licensed Heal Your Life teacher. An eight-week course for those who want to learn why they eat and why the other weight loss programs did not help. Learn emotional and spiritual skills to getting and maintaining a healthy body. North Naples. Register: 404-2912. ValorieNaples@aol.com. See ad on page 43 and news brief on page 18.

Psychic Faire – 5-8pm. Every 2nd Fri. Mini-readings with experienced readers. Angelic, tarot, mediumship, psychic, past life and animal pet readings plus meet your angels and animal spirit guide. $20/15 min. Goddess I Am, Empire Plaza, 600 Goodlette Rd N, Naples. RSVP: 228-6949. GoddessIAm.com. Dale Beatty Exhibition – 5:30pm, opening reception. Exhibit: Mar 11-31. For the first time in decades, legendary folk-artist and native Floridian Dale Beatty exhibits his new nature-inspired wood sculptures. Arsenault Studio and Banyan Arts Gallery present: From the Big Cypress to the Gulf Stream. 1100 Third St S, Old Naples. 263-1214. See news brief, page 10. Breath of Life/Music of the Spheres – 6:30pm. With Dana House and Linda. Conscious connective breathing, reiki attunements, percussive music and the sounds of gongs and bowls. Bring pillow, blanket and mat. $25. Prana Yoga, 1065 5th Ave N, Naples. RSVP: 571-5234. QuantumHealingSacredSound.com. Clearing Your Energy and Cord Cuttings – 7pm. Learn what energetic cords are, how to cut them and who they may be from. Then, work on clearing your energetic field. $25. The Mystical Moon Ft Myers, 8890 Salrose Ln, Ste 107. RSVP: 939-3339. TheMysticalMoon.com. Connect to the Healer Within –7-9pm. With Dan Gorny. Firefly Within hosts an evening of learning, conversation and sharing of reiki energy to awaken and connect to the healer within. $11 donation. Healing Light Center, 4810 Hickory Wood Dr, Naples. 980-3257. FireflyWithin.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 Reiki Level II – Mar 12-13. 8:30am-6pm. With Silvia Casabianca, RM. Increase your awareness. Learn symbols that provide access to higher sources of energy for physical/emotional/mental and distance healing. $265 (before 3/1). 18 Fl CEUs, LMTs, nurses, MHC, CSWs, MFTs, nutritionists. Eyes Wide Open Center, 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 204, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 948-9444. EyesWideOpenCenter.com. Spring Cleaning for the Mind-Inner Spa Day – 9-11am. Sweep away the emotional cobwebs of the past, clear out the fear clutter of the future and organize your thoughts and feelings to be present. Dust off and expand your healthy coping skills. $30, $50/couple; clients: $25, $40/couple; members/free. Monarch Wellness, 843 Myrtle Terr, Naples. Preregistration required: 325-9210. MonarchWellness.com. Weekend Childbirth Education – Mar 12-13. 10am3pm, Sat; 12-4pm, Sun. Learn about stages of labor, pain coping practices, moving beyond birth worries and more. Breastfeeding class included. The Family Birth Center of Naples, 2930 Immokalee Rd, Ste 2, Naples. 594-0400. Info/register: NaplesBirthCenter.com. Psychic Faire – 10am-5pm. Choose from a list of readers and healers offering many services including readings, astrology, mediumship, tarot, palm readings, reiki, biofeedback, pet communication. $25/20 minutes. The Mystical Moon Ft Myers, 8890 Salrose Ln, Ste 107. RSVP: 939-3339. TheMysticalMoon.com. Thyroid Seminar – 10:30am. With Dr Robert

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Gilliland, DC. Discover natural solutions to correct thyroid problems, specific foods to avoid, why you feel lousy taking thyroid hormones and more. 27499 Riverview Ctr Blvd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 444-3106. See ad, page 20. Medicine Wheel Journey – 11-4pm. With Bethanny Gonzalez. Experience a personal healing journey working with the four directions, father sky and mother earth. Empower, awaken and transform your life path. Five-class series. $225/pre-paid or $60/ class. Goddess I Am, Empire Plaza, 600 Goodlette Rd N, Naples. RSVP: 228-6949. GoddessIAm.com. Complimentary Reiki Circle – 1-2pm. With Addy Huff. Enjoy a meditation and receive reiki from Addy and other reiki practitioners from the greenmonkey team. Donations accepted for YogaCan to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Info: 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com/naples-schedule. Acupressure for Anyone Series: Seva Stress Release Part II – 1-4pm. 2nd of an eight-part series. Pyramid meditation, awareness journal, and vocabulary of touch, opening and closing a session, Acupoints and how to access them, bodywork exchanges. Prerequisite: Seva I. $60. Hummingbird Wellbeing Center, 277785 Old 41, Bonita Springs. Register: 494-6983 or Alvina: 732-266-5276. KundaFlow – 2-4pm. With DamaDé. A 50/50 workshop starting with a 60-minute dynamic flow followed by a 60-minute Kundalini yoga kriya and meditation. Each practice is complete and not blended. $25. BKS Yoga Studio, 2900 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 213-9276. BKSYogaStudio.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13 Eckankar Worship Service – 11am. Topic: Discover Your Godlike Nature. Eckankar Center of Southwest Florida, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 155, Ft Myers. 482-4034. Restore and Renew – 1-3pm. With Jennifer Colucci and Kim Clayton. Enjoy a blissfully relaxing restorative yoga practice while a massage therapist assists in releasing stress and tension from the body in this deeply therapeutic workshop. $45/drop-in or $40/in advance. 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Info: 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com/naples-schedule. Heart, Hands and Healing Art – 1-4pm. With Vicki Wagoner. Begins with meditation and a blank canvas and when the session is over, epiphanies of creativity, healing and transformation have occurred. During the viewing of each painting, messages are revealed that were created subconsciously during the painting process. $65. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. RSVP: 433-5995. AHolisticApproachCenter.com. See news brief, page 14. Spiritual Mandala Art – 1:30-3:30pm. Create a personalized, step-by-step mandala with Willow Green. For beginners to advanced. No art skills required. $25 includes all supplies. For Goodness Sake, 9118 Bonita Bch Rd, Bonita Springs. 992-5838. Tarot Class – 2-3:30pm. With Mary Alice Warren and Claudia Johnson. Learn basic to intermediate tarot skills every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. $25. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255. RSVP: 301-0655. TheMysticalMoon.com. Jazz in the Garden – 2-4pm. Featuring The Elements of Jazz. Bring seating for concert and wear weather-appropriate clothing. No outside food or beverage allowed during special events; food and beverages available at Fogg Café. Members/free.

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$14.95/adults, $9.95/children (ages 4-14), three and under/free. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 643-7275. Tickets: NaplesGarden.org. Guided Meditation – 4-5pm. Learn to access your solution from within. Grounding, intention setting, awareness and more to help guide ones journey. For Goodness Sake, 9118 Bonita Bch Rd, Bonita Springs. 992-5838. Soaring Sacred Sounds – 6:30pm. With Dana House. Evoke divine will through the empowering gongs and unconditional love through the gentle bowls and ancient aromatic blends for helping, healing and transformation personal and planetary. Bring musical creative expression, mat, pillow, blanket. $15. Arthur Murray, 3339 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. RSVP: 571-5234. QuantumHealingSacredSound.com. Ninth Annual Everglades Bike Ride – 7:30am, continental breakfast and free bike repairs. Short eight-mile and 16-mile rides through Everglades city, mangrove-dappled causeway to Chocoloskee Island. 27-mile off-pavement route includes Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. The 62-mile paved route includes 17 miles along US 41 and Big Cypress National Preserve. Rides start/end in downtown Everglades City near City Hall. Patty Huff: 695-2397. Evergladesrogg.org. See news brief, page 10. Heart, Hands and Healing Art – 1-4pm. With Vicki Wagoner. Begins with meditation and a blank canvas, and when the session is over, create your own masterpiece using paints and your hands. During the viewing of each painting, messages are revealed that were created subconsciously during the process. $65. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. Preregister: 433-5995 or AHA@AHolisticApproachCenter.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 14 Spring Break Camp – Mar 14-18. Yoga, meditation, games and theater with Ms Salmina, Adilila and Jackie for like-minded families. $160/per child (siblings receive 10 percent discount). Ages 4-10. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Ste 1 & 3, Naples. 272-6152. Register: HouseOfGaia.org. Qoya Sacred Body Workshop – 5-8pm. With Betsy Blankenbaker. Qoya yoga dance created to invite attendees into their sacred body. $60. Hummingbird Wellbeing Center and Boutique, 27785 Old 41, Bonita Springs. 464-6983. HummingbirdWellbeingCenter.com. See news brief, page 22.

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physical and emotional health. They assimilate, receive and express energy from yourself and the universe. Transform harmful emotional energy into positive healing energy. $65/45 minutes. ShangriLa Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Lunch and Learn – Noon-1pm. The Power of the Eighth Chakra with Gail Condrick, soul coach and movement healer. Connect with the sacred athlete within to reach your highest potential. $5-$10 cover charge (plus lunch) to defray travel costs. ShangriLa Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Stillness and Stretch: Restorative Yoga Series – 2:30-3:30pm. Four-week series with Dina Radcliffe, RYT. Tuesdays thru April 5. A therapeutic form of yoga using props like bolsters, blankets and yoga blocks for the benefits of longer held passive stretching. $100. Integrative Mindfulness, The Fountains Professional Park, 3372 Woods Edge Cir, Ste 102, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 280-9095. IntegrativeMindfulness.net. Qoya Class – 4-5:15pm. With Betsy Blankenbaker. Yoga dance fitness class. Hummingbird Wellbeing Center and Boutique, 27785 Old 41, Bonita Springs. 464-6983. HummingbirdWellbeingCenter.com. See news brief, page 22. Crystal Bowl Meditation – 6:30pm. With Nicole Sandhu. Enjoy the benefits of sound vibration healing. Relax and heal from the vibrations of the seven bowls, which help to heal and open one’s heart, helping to align self to its higher purpose. $10. Ages 12 and up. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255. RSVP: 301-0655. TheMysticalMoon.com. Breastfeeding Class – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn how to successfully breastfeed your newborn baby, use breast pumps and transition to returning to work while breastfeeding. Benefits of breastfeeding, techniques for positioning and latching-on, timing and frequency of feeds will be discussed. The Family Birth Center of Naples, 2930 Immokalee Rd, Ste 2, Naples. 5940400. Info/register: NaplesBirthCenter.com. Sound Bowl Meditation – 7-8pm. With Marc Wagner. Designed to clear, cleanse and balance all the energetic centers of the body, clear and balance the mind and remove all toxic energy that has accumulated. Experience healing sound massage and leave feeling refreshed and renewed. $25 or $5 off by 3/14. 6200 Trail Blvd N, Naples. 598-1938. greenmonkey.com/naples-schedule.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17 Private Channeling – Mar 17-18 & 21. Rae Chandran channels symbols for healing and transformation. Through these tones, Chandra facilitates shifts in your DNA to manifest to a higher frequency to manifest your life’s purpose. $200/one-hour session. Unity of Bonita Springs, 28285 Imperial Pkwy, Bonita Springs. Susan Winters: 340-1036 or panguswf@gmail.com. See ad, page 5. The Poison in Your Teeth Book Giveaway – 8am5pm. Dr Mark Corke will distribute the book The Poison in Your Teeth, by Dr Tom McGuire. Call the office for a tour or with questions on holistic care. Laser Dentistry, 1550 Matthew Dr, Ft Myers. 9365442. FortMyersLaserDentist.com. Qoya Class – 9:30-10:45am. With Betsy Blankenbaker. Yoga dance fitness class. Hummingbird Wellbeing Center and Boutique, 27785 Old 41, Bonita Springs. 464-6983. HummingbirdWellbeingCenter. com. See news brief, page 22. Tarot Part I – 2pm. Learn the meaning of the cards and how to utilize this wonderful tool. A Rider Waite deck is required. $30. Part II on 3/24. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Cancer Education Group – 5pm. With Dee Harris, RD, LDN, ECE. Topics include: can you integrate


conventional, functional and alternative medicine; what to do if your doctor does not support your path; how to deal with an oncology appointment, nutrition tips to deal with weight loss and appetite and drilling down antioxidants. Free. D-Signed Nutrition, 3531 Bonita Bay Blvd, Ste 300, Bonita Springs. RSVP by 3/11: 676-5249. Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – 5:30-6:30pm. Introduction to internationally acclaimed eight-week stress-reduction course using mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and scientific research pioneered by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at U Mass. Free. Integrative Mindfulness, The Fountains Professional Park, 3372 Woods Edge Cir, Ste 102, Bonita Springs. 280-9095. IntegrativeMindfulness.net. Clean and Non-toxic Cooking: How to Stock a Healthy Pantry – 6-7pm. With Eva Apegren. Learn the definition of clean eating, how to decipher good labels and what constitutes as wholesome ingredients (including simple recipes); how to stock a clean and wholesome panty: and about non-toxic cookware and ways of preparing foods and more. $10/drop-in or $35/series. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

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Transformational Breath-Peaceful Mind – 6:308pm. With Carrie Sopko. Clear the subconscious and open to higher levels of consciousness and awareness. Release suppressions, repressions and old patterns permanently at a cellular level. Part of the Peaceful Mind series with rotating teachers. $20/drop-in or $60/four classes; client discount available; members/free. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net. Sacred Healing Circle – 7-8:30pm. With Dona Matera, MA. Collectively connecting with universal life force is unifying, inspiring and healing. When receiving this rarified source of vital energy which flows through all of life, we are opening to its light and information. $20. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18 Naples Flower Show and Garden Market – Mar 18-19. 9am-5pm. Featuring spectacular floral designs, exotic plants, educational displays, interactive demonstrations and garden-related shopping. Theme: Topicolor, featuring displays of colorful designs with interesting components. Members/ free. $14.95/adults, $9.95/children (ages 4-14), three and under/free. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 643-7275. NaplesGarden.org. Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – 10-11am. Introduction to internationally acclaimed eight-week stress-reduction course using mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and scientific research pioneered by Dr Jon KabatZinn at U Mass. Free. Integrative Mindfulness, The Fountains Professional Park, 3372 Woods Edge Cir, Ste 102, Bonita Springs. 280-9095. IntegrativeMindfulness.net. Sirenia Vista-Back Waters of Matlacha Pass Kayak Tour – 10am-2pm. With GAEA Guides. Wander through some fascinating mangrove creeks; see many birds, manatees and dolphin. Learn about the critters and the ecology of the estuary. Eat lunch on the water. $50 includes equipment and a Florida Master Naturalist Guide. Cape Coral. RSVP: 694-5513. Intro to Qoya Teacher’s Training – Mar 18-19. 6-8pm, Fri; 10:30am-5pm; Sat. Enhance your understanding of Qoya and your relationship to your body.

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Class includes training manual and all information to begin a home practice. $300. Hummingbird Wellbeing Center and Boutique, 27785 Old 41, Bonita Springs. 464-6983. HummingbirdWellbeingCenter. com. See news brief, page ##. Sacred Sound/Sacred Space – 6:30pm. With Dana House. Connect to the divine spark within through the energies of the grace-filled gongs and the blissful bowls using 3-D mandalas and ancient aromatic blends to enhance your powers of creative expression and manifest your greatest potential. Bring mat, pillow, and blanket. $20. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 949-0749. QuantumHealing-SacredSound.com. Simple and Effective Neck and Back Massage – 6:30-8:30pm. With Kandy Love. Simple and effective techniques will be practiced, including positioning and using your hands to ease stress and tension. Come with a friend and bring lotion or oil,

pillow, towel and sheet. Women wear a bathing suit top. $55/a couple or pair. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. RSVP: 433-5995. AHolisticApproachCenter.com. Reiki Healing Circle – 7pm. Let the power of reiki help promote healing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Free. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Kirtan – 7:30-9:30pm. With Prema Hara. $25/in advance, $35/door. Love Yoga Center, 4949 Tamiami Tr N, Ste 204, Naples. 692-9747. LoveYogaCenter. com. See ad, page 63. BYOB Paint Session – 8:30pm. Lifesaver is a blast to paint. BYOB (beer/wine only) or try something from the wine bar and craft beer selection. $36 includes supplies. 15250 S Tamiami Tr, Ste 109, Ft Myers. RSVP: 288-6953 or VinosPicasso.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 Listening With Intent – 9am-noon. With Carol Marlow, MA. Attendees will learn to: identify three dimensions of listening; differentiate between visible and invisible listening behaviors; explore internal and external listening barriers; and recognize four listening response styles. $25; $14/optional lunch. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Mantras and Malas – 10am-noon. With Jaime Shane. Weave your own mala, choosing from three different stones to serve the heart, throat or head chakras. $125 includes supplies. $25. BKS Yoga Studio, 2900 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. Register by 3/9: 213-9276. BKSYogaStudio.com. Keiser University Open House – 10am-1pm. Current student, faculty and alumni will share information about the application process, programs and degrees offered. 9100, Forum Corporate Pkwy, Ft Myers. 888-844-8404. KUOpenHouse.com. See news brief, page 26. Detox Sessions – 10am-4pm. With Karin Wolfe, certified biofeedback specialist. 15-minute sessions to safely and naturally help the body rid itself of toxins that accumulate over time and especially during the winter months. Detects toxins including heavy metals, vaccines, bacteria and more. $15/15 minutes. Healing Light Center, 4810 Hickory Wood Dr, Naples. Preregister: 980-3257. FireflyWithin.com. Healing Journey – 10am-4pm. With Dona Matera, MA. In a guided journey of relaxation and heightened state of awareness, enjoy navigating the richness of your inner terrain. By receiving your inner child and your wise guidance, increase your peace, contentment and resolve. $114 includes organic lunch. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Fall in Love With Yourself Workshop – 10am6pm. With Judith Costa. Learn why the most important relationship you can have is with yourself. Discover why it is important to love yourself unconditionally, along with tools and techniques. $100 love offering. Unity of Naples, 2000 Unity Way. Register: JudithMCosta.com/workshops.html. See news brief, page 16. Mystic Faire – 10am-6pm. Several psychics and healers to choose from. New vendors and food court. Door prizes with raffle proceeds going to local charities. Bring canned goods for local food banks. $5/cover at door, free/12 and under. Etudes Dance Studio, 3285 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples. 9493387. OneWorldOneLight.org. See ad on page 69 and news brief on page 16. Discover Your Relationship with God: Three Simple Questions – 10:30am. With Stormy Falso, CSB, a Christian Science practitioner, teacher and lecturer. A discussion based on spiritual solutions to solve daily problems. The Christian Science Society of Bonita Springs, 11551 E Terry St. 210-2345. See news brief, page 26. Psychic Faire – 11am-4pm. Every 3rd Sat. Minireadings with experienced readers. Angelic, tarot, mediumship, psychic, past life and animal pet readings plus meet your angels and animal spirit guide. $20/15 min. Goddess I Am, Empire Plaza, 600 Goodlette Rd N, Naples. RSVP: 228-6949. GoddessIAm.com. Psychic Fair – 11am-4pm. Get a spiritual “tune-up” with gifted readers and healers. Psychic readings, mediums, healers, tarot readings, jewelry, books, candles, sage, crystals, incense, angels. $25/25 min-

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MONDAY, MARCH 21 Zentangle – 10am-noon. With Meg Scott. Experience this easy-to-learn, fun method of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Ideal for artists as well as beginners. $35 includes beginner’s kit. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. RSVP: 433-5995. AHolisticApproachCenter.com. See news brief, page 14.

ABCs of Yoga – 1-3pm. With Liz Ross. This all-beginner’s class is a comfortable, safe and stress-free way to take the mystery out of yoga for first-time students of all fitness levels. $10. 1800 Tamiami Tr E, Naples. 598-1938. greenmonkey.com/south-naples-events. Upper Body Ease Workshop – 1-3pm. With Gus Komninos and Kim Clayton. Bring ease and reduce stress on the wrists, shoulders and neck by efficiently accessing and strengthening the core and legs. $45 or $40 by 3/18. 6200 Trail Blvd N, Naples. 598-1938. greenmonkey.com/naples-schedule. Rae Chandran Workshop/DNA Activation – Mar 19-20. 1-6pm, Sat; 1:30-6:30pm, Sun. Author Rae Chandran has been on the path of self-discovery for more than three decades and through the awakenings and understandings he has had over these years, he will share these truths. Sat: $150/workshop; Sun: $250/DNA Activation. Unity of Bonita Springs, 28285 Imperial Pkwy, Bonita Springs. Susan Winters: 340-1036 or panguswf@gmail.com. See ad, page 5. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous – 1:30-3pm. Having trouble controlling the way you eat? Free information session. Riverside Church, 8660 Daniels Pkwy, Ft Myers. 338-5948. FoodAddicts.org. Iyengar Restorative Sequence – 1:30-4:30pm. With Kandy Love. Guided restorative practice. Results include calming, balancing and energizing. Extensive use of props and visual aids. Previous experience with asana and props recommended. $55. AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, 15971 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. RSVP: 433-5995. AHolisticApproachCenter.com. Brain Fair – 2-6pm. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Learn what is available to our local community to educate the public, survivors, family, caretakers and medical community about brain injuries, known as the unseen disease. Discover from medical experts what the symptoms are, what the changes are and what can be done. River Park Community Center, 301 11th St N, Naples. 353-2487. MiraclesAmongUs.org. See news brief, page 25. The Medical Impacts of Eating Genetically Engineered Foods Seminar – 3:30-6:30pm. With David Perlmutter, MD, and Jeffery Smith. Reception following seminar. $20 includes Dr Perlmutter’s video on the microbiome and Genetic Roulette movie ($50 value). Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 480-255-0604. ResponsibleTechnology.org/events. See article, page 37.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20 Walk for the Future Generations – Mar 20-25. Aboriginals and activists step up efforts to defend Florida Everglades in an 80-mile, six-day protest march from Miami to Naples. The alliance will stop at key points for protests and press conferences. Welcome walkers, hold signs, listen to speakers and call on policy makers to reject destructive projects and unfriendly bills. Base camp: Trail Lakes Campgrounds, 40904 Tamiami Tr E, Ochopee. Betty Osceola: oochopee@ aol.com or Shannon Larsen: AncientTrees@hotmail. com. See action alert, page 34. Members Day in the Park – Noon-4pm. Members enjoy access to more at the Happehatchee Center plus live music, free tours and refreshments. 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-5455. Member info: Happehatchee.org/join-us. Sai Maa Diksha Givers Initiation – 1-1:30pm. With Joanna Salerno. Sai Maa Diksha givers

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David Byrd with his homegrown organic fruit at Third Street South Saturday morning farmers’ market initiation allows the transfer of light in order to be of service to others. This pure energy and light begins a process of dynamic change, activating our dormant spiritual powers, releasing all that no longer serves us, opening the path to enlightenment. $50. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255. RSVP: 301-0655. TheMysticalMoon.com. The Dance of Archetypes for Seekers, Athletes and Yogis – 1-4pm. With Gail Condrick, Soul Coach and Movement Healer. Explore the archetypes through yoga poses, journaling and revelation to honor the talents and unique gifts you bring to the world. Bring a journal and curious spirit. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Spiritual Mandala Art – 1:30-3:30pm. Create a personalized, step-by-step mandala with Willow Green. For beginners to advanced. No art skills required. $25 includes all supplies. For Goodness Sake, 9118 Bonita Bch Rd, Bonita Springs. 992-5838. Edison and Ford Garden Orchid – 2pm. Paint under the Mysore fig tree that sits along the Caloosahatchee River at the Edison and Ford winter estates with Vino’s Picasso. Cash bar includes bellini, mimosa, wine and beer. $70 includes all materials and entry to the grounds. 2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 288-6953. VinosPicasso.com. Kundalini Yoga Gong Bath – 2-4pm. With DameDè. A light kundalini class consisting of physical warm-ups, kriya and mantra, followed by the sound therapy of the gong. $25. BKS Yoga Studio, 2900 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 213-9276. BKSYogaStudio.com. Guided Meditation – 4-5pm. Learn to access your solution from within. Grounding, intention setting, awareness and more to help guide one’s journey. For Goodness Sake, 9118 Bonita Bch Rd, Bonita Springs. 992-5838. Recovery Yoga – 5:30-7:30pm. With Y12SR certified Michelle Falco. Combines the practical tools of the 12-step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Suitable for trauma, loss, addictions (substances, food, gambling, etc) and other emotional challenges. Stay for Candlelight Yoga afterward. Donation. Monarch Wellness, Naples. Preregistration required: 325-9210. MonarchTherapy.net. Spring Equinox Sound Bath – 7pm. With Cathy Blair. Open to the portal ascension as we begin our rebirth and realignment with the Great Cosmic Mother. Bathe in the sounds of divine love through the soothing harmonics of the singing bowls. Bring beach chair, mat and blanket. $30/cash or check. Salt Cave, 4962 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. Must RSVP: 398-3953.

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Tai Chi – 12:30-1:30pm. With Hector. Hummingbird Wellbeing Center and Boutique, 27785 Old 41, Bonita Springs. 464-6983. HummingbirdWellbeingCenter.com. Presence in Healing – 5:15-6:45pm. Mondays thru April 11. Four-week series with physical therapist, integrative practitioner and body worker Sara Pierce, MA, PT, BCTMB. Multiple modalities using mindfulness and movement. $60. Integrative Mindfulness, The Fountains Professional Park, 3372 Woods Edge Cir, Ste 102, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 280-9095. IntegrativeMindfulness.net.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22 Emotional Intelligence-The Power of Emotion – 9am-noon. With Claudia A Monte. Retreat to a calm space and discover if your emotions are moving you forward or holding you back. Learn how to strengthen your emotional intelligence to better manage your inner self and dynamics with others. $60 includes snack. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Crystal Bowl Meditation – 6:30pm. With Nicole Sandhu. Enjoy the benefits of sound vibration healing. Relax and heal from the vibrations of the seven bowls which helps to heal and open one’s heart, helping to align self to its higher purpose. $10. Ages 12 and up. The Mystical Moon Ft Myers, 8890 Salrose Ln, Ste 107. RSVP: 939-3339. TheMysticalMoon.com. Embracing Your Authentic Self – 6:30-8:30pm. With Beth Brown-Rinella. Ongoing class for those who seek to uncover their own magic within. Guided meditation, journaling and looking at yourself with new eyes will help to bring deeper understanding and strength to your life. $20. Goddess I Am, Empire Plaza, 600 Goodlette Rd N, Naples. RSVP: 2286949. GoddessIAm.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 2016 Collier County Ag Tour – 8am or 9am. Tour includes an organic vegetable farm, tomato greenhouse, cattle ranch, aquaculture operation and the UF/IFAS Agricultural Research Center in Immokalee. Also includes transportation aboard an air-conditioned bus with knowledgeable tour guides. A special farm to table lunch will be served. $60/ticket. 14700 Immokalee Rd, Naples. 252-4800. Registration/details: Collier.ifas.ufl.edu. See ad, page 26. Healthy Living with Type 2 Diabetes – 10:30amnoon. With Mary Ann Whalen, LCSW and Michelle Falco, RYT, certified holistic nutritionist. Develop a healthier lifestyle and gain support from others. Monthly group discussion and educational topics include improving your diet and implementing physical activity into your routine. $30/drop-in, $50/two people; clients: $25, $40/two people; members/free. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net. Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Celebration – 5:30pm. With Cathy Blair. Honor the moon, Mother Earth and the divine creator. Heal the waters of the planet. Bring beach chair or towel. Love offering going to


wildlife rescue. Horizon Way public beach on Gulf Shore Blvd N off Park Shore Dr, Naples. 398-3953. Stress Solutions – 6pm. Learn how to overcome the many effects of stress on your health. Different strategies for stress management will be discussed to help reduce and manage your stress in hope to improving your health. $25/drop-in; multi-class discount available. D-Signed Nutrition, 3531 Bonita Bay Blvd, Ste 300, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 676-5249. Tired? How to Get Your Energy Back – 6pm. With Dr Carol Roberts. Refreshments provided. Hughes Center for Functional Medicine, 800 Goodlette Rd, Ste 270, Naples. 649-7400. RSVP: HughesCenterNaples.com. See ad, page 87. Free to Laugh – 6:30-8pm. With Jill Emmerich and Michelle Falco. Learn to cope with everyday life challenges through laughter and positive mindfulness. Manage stress through movement, breathing exercises, humor and positive laughirmations. Sponsored by Monarch Therapy and the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Free. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net. The Devil’s Trap – 7pm. Learn how to make a trap to keep negativity away from your home. Made drawn upon parchment and enclosed in laminate to be placed under doorway rugs, beds or anywhere appropriate. $25 includes materials. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Full Moon Yoga for the Arts – 7-8pm. A night of yoga under the light of the full moon on the Young Plaza at the von Liebig Art Center. All levels. $5; all proceeds benefit the Naples Art Association. 585 Park St, Naples. 598-1938. greenmonkey.com/naples-schedule. Galleria, Libro, Soirée – 7-8:45pm. Jose Castillo exhibits portraits, shares insight on life, art, spirituality while painting volunteer model. Song-

writer, vocalist-guitarist Carlene Thissen brings back a Woodstock feeling. Healthy cuisine and a truly evocative social gathering. Free. Eyes Wide Open Center, 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 204, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 948-9444. EyesWideOpenCenter. com. See news brief, page 11. Vibrational Angel Healing and Messages – 7-9pm. Trance channeling with Candyce Strafford. Healing and messages from the emissaries of light and Archangel Michael. $22. Mystical Moon, 8890 Salrose Ln, Ft Myers. 939-3339.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 Mindfulness Practice Series – 6-7:30pm. With Samantha Banks. Learn how to eliminate stress and anxiety from everyday life and develop healthy habits of positive thinking and mindfulness practice. Six biweekly meetings. Goddess I Am, 600 Goodlette Rd, Naples. 228-6949. GoddessIAm.com. See news brief, page 20. Portion Control, Mindful Eating and Conquering Cravings – 6-7pm. With Eva Apegren, Nutrition Health Coach. Learn simple strategies to eat less/more (depending on your health goals) without counting calories and monitoring portion sizes. Learn about food-mood connection and understanding what may trigger your cravings and more. $10/drop-in or $35/series. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Mantras and Miracles – 6-8pm. With Jamie Shane. Clear out blocks and make space for new evolutions. Light kundalini yoga, lots of breath and mantra, mantra, mantra. All levels; no experience necessary. $20/drop-in. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

Bat Kayak Tour – 6-9pm. With GAEA Guides. Visit a lovely creek in the wilderness with many plants and animals. At dusk, see bats come out of their hiding places. Learn about these very interesting, ancient and important creatures from your certified Florida master naturalist guide. $40 includes equipment. N Ft Myers. RSVP: 694-5513. Full Moon Sacred Sounds: Honoring the Temple – 6:30pm. With Dana House. Experience the energy of vibrational awakening, cosmic connection. Sacred sounds of the empowering gongs and bowls accelerate energetic healing, spiritual awakenings and immersion into blissful remembrances of unity with all creation. $15. Prana Yoga, 1065 5th Ave N, Naples. RSVP: 5715234. QuantumHealing-SacredSound.com. Reiki Circle – 6:30pm. With reiki master Silvia Casabianca. Open to practitioners, general public. Listen to the body to regain body wisdom; experience a soothing hands-on treatment, practice meditation. Distant healing by request. Tea potluck. Contributions welcome. Eyes Wide Open Center, 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 204, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 948-9444. EyesWideOpenCenter.com. You’ve Got Soul Mail: Meditation, Art and Writing for a Peaceful Mind – 6:30-8pm. Connect with your soul through a visual and verbal message of beauty, wisdom and truth that comes from within each person. This message from our soul has thoughtcentered words and intuitive, feeling-centered visual images. Part of the Peaceful Mind series. $20/ drop-in, $60/4 classes. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net.

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discuss true risk factors for heart disease beyond cholesterol and how to lower or eliminate your risk. Learn about proper nutrition, nutritional supplements, exercise and other lifestyle methods. $10/door. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Dr. RSVP by 3/18: 676-5249. Pet Walk – 6-8pm. Every 4th Fri. The River District Alliance invites well-trained and leashed pets and their owners to enjoy an evening in the River District, including pet friendly exhibitors and vendors. Several downtown merchants will also be participating and welcoming pets. Owners assume all responsibility and risk for their pet. Downtown Ft Myers. FortMyersRiverDistrictAlliance.com. Tribute Band Concert – 6-9:30pm. Featuring The Shindigs: A tribute band concert to the Beach Boys. Bring seating and wear weather-appropriate clothing. No outside food or beverage allowed; food and beverage available at Fogg Café. Garden members: $9/adult, $5/child; nonmembers: $17/adult, $7/ child. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 643-7275. Tickets: NaplesGarden.org. The Magic Carpet to India – 6:30-9:30pm. Lulu Carter will take attendees on a most fantastic journey to India. Meditation, Indian vegan dinner, Kirtan, DJ with Bhangra songs, celebration of color, life and energy. Space is limited to 100 people. $35/person, $60/couple. An Outside the Box production. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Ste 1 & 3, Naples. 272-6152. Register: HouseOfGaia.org. Yoga Nidra – 7:30-8:30pm. With Susan Guzzo. $20/in advance, $30/door. Love Yoga Center, 4949 Tamiami Tr N, Ste 204, Naples. 692-9747. LoveYogaCenter.com. See ad, page 63.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26 New Paradigm For Living Life Workshop – 3-6pm. With Indira Dyal-Dominquez. Learn how to connect to yourself for unique answers to see and participate in this new paradigm for solutions to life’s challenges. $50. Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee St, Ft Myers. Preregister: 732-859-7592. IndiraToday.com/events. See news brief, page 11. Reiki Level I Intensive – 8:30am-8pm. With Silvia Casabianca, RM. Become a reiki practitioner. Heal

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self, support others. Reiki history, principles, energetic anatomy, healing vs curing, hand positions, attunements. $165. 12 Fl CEUS, nurses, MHC, LMTs, midwives, nutritionists, CSWs, MFTs. Eyes Wide Open Center, 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 204, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 948-9444. EyesWideOpenCenter.com. Egg Hunt – 9:30am-2pm. Say hello to spring with an egg hunt in the Kapnick Brazilian Garden every 30 minutes. Come early to register for your desired egg hunt. Members/free. $14.95/adults, $9.95/ children (ages 4-14), three and under/free. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 6437275. NaplesGarden.org. Psychic Faire – 10am-4pm. Choose from an assortment of well-established and gifted psychics and healers. Tarot readers, soul chart progression, astrology, oracle card reader, energy matrix healer, rune caster, medium, chakra cleansing and alignment and shamanic journeys. $25/25 minutes. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. 939-2769. Psychic Faire – 10am-5pm. Choose from a list of readers and healers offering many services including readings, astrology, mediumship, tarot, palm readings, reiki, biofeedback, pet communication. $25/20 minutes. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255. RSVP: 301-0655. TheMysticalMoon.com. Rekindle the Power and Mystery of Your Forgotten Feminine Self – 2-5pm. With Christina Bronson. Receive inspiring ideas put into practice; experience energizing discussion with passionate, like-minded women; and savor moments of quiet meditation. $50. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 29 Crystal Bowl Meditation – 6:30pm. With Nicole Sandhu. Enjoy the benefits of sound vibration healing. Relax and heal from the vibrations of the seven bowls, which help to heal and open one’s heart, helping to align self to its higher purpose. $10. Ages 12 and up. The Mystical Moon Bonita, 8951 SE Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255. RSVP: 301-0655. TheMysticalMoon.com.

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Ecstatic Kirtan – 7:15-8:45pm. With Missy Balsam. An evening of connection, community building and heart-opening singing. No experience necessary. $15 love offering. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Ste 1 & 3, Naples. 272-6152. HouseOfGaia.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 Conscious Cash Creation – 6-10pm. Learn tools and processes to create and generate more money in your life. For those who are in debt and struggling, suffering from lack mentality or well off or even a millionaire. $175. Be Well Natural Health Clinic, 1032 Goodlette Rd, Naples. 305-331-7465. KristinaAston. AccessConsciousness.com. See news brief, page 16. Change Your Life Seminar – 6:30-8pm. Positive Thinking Will Never Change Your Life, But This Seminar Will, with David Essel, MS. Learn the steps to be successful in all areas of life: money, love, weight loss, dealing with grief and more. Free. Hyatt Hotel, Coconut Point Rd, Estero. 941-266-7676. TalkDavid.com. See ad, page 49.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31 The Devil’s Trap – 1pm. Learn how to make a trap to keep negativity away from your home. Made drawn upon parchment and enclosed in laminate to be placed under doorway rugs, beds or anywhere appropriate. $25 includes materials. The Labyrinth, 12995 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 108, Ft Myers. RSVP: 939-2769. Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – 5:30-6:30pm. Introduction to internationally acclaimed eight-week stressreduction course using mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and scientific research pioneered by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at U Mass. Free. Integrative Mindfulness, The Fountains Professional Park, 3372 Woods Edge Cir, Ste 102, Bonita Springs. 280-9095. IntegrativeMindfulness.net. Primary Foods/Self-Care Tips – 6-7pm. Learn the concept of primary and secondary foods and how important and interrelated they are in creating a healthy balance for mind, body and soul. Easy and effective self-care tips will be shared.


$10/drop-in or $35/series. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Create Healthy Flavor – 6:30-8pm. Dine with Lily Randall, learn and taste. How to use spices, herbs, fruits, roots, to kick from boring to bursting with body-nourishing goodness. Learn to prepare delicious healthy cuisine without culinary degree. $25/person, $42/pair. Eyes Wide Open Center, 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 204, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 948-9444. EyesWideOpenCenter.com. Simultaneous Transformational Breath and Sound Therapy – 6:30-8pm. Connect with your true self through breath work in conjunction with the soul vibrations of crystal and Tibetan bowls. Release suppressions, repressions and old patterns permanently at a cellular level. The fifth Thurs of the month is a specially powerful and therapeutic evening. $30, $50/couple; clients: $25, $40/couple; members/free. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net.

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sion provides scientific evidence and gives a peek into the return of this powerful healing art and how it can help people and practitioners alike get precision performance, prevention and assist with difficult cases. Visit the Balanced Health booth Apr 2-3. Held at the Food & Thought Health Freedom Summit, 2132 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. Info/session times: 239-248-0455 or Info@BalancedHealthConcierge.com. See ad, page 41. Planet Earth Festival – 1pm. The 15th annual Cypress Cove Earth Fest features: organic foods, kayak and canoe rides, live musical performances, local art and wildlife photography, kids activities, presentations on nature, conservation and yoga, drum circle at 5:30pm. Free admission; $5/parking fee. Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 777-0186. See ad on page 57 and article on page 36.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3 YogaCAN – 9am, lawn opens; 11am, class begins. A community yoga class to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd N. 598-1938. CancerAllianceOfNaples.com. See article, page 54.

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The Food & Thought Healing Freedom Summit – Apr 2-3. This year’s summit will shed light on alternative healing, as well as the need for regeneration in our current corporate-dominated agricultural system. Celebrate healthy, sustainable living at this second annual event. 2132 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 213-2222. FoodAndThought.com. See ad on page 41 and articles on pages 38-40.

Psychic and Medium Gallery – 7-9:30pm. With world-renowned professional psychics Jill M Jackson and Allison Hayes. Unity of Naples, 2000 Unity Way. Info/tickets: MysticAndMedium.com. See ad on page 74 and news brief on page 14.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 9 Mystic and Medium Workshops – 9am-6pm. With world-renowned professional psychics Jill M Jackson and Allison Hayes. Altered Elements Studio, 5630

Yahl St, Naples. Info/RSVP: MysticAndMedium. com. See ad on page 74 and news brief on page 14. Taste of Freedom Masquerade Party – 6-9:30pm. Bringing awareness of human trafficking in our local communities and celebrating the empowerment of its survivors. Proceeds benefit SWFL Regional Human Trafficking Coalition. $75/ticket. Scanlon Lexus, Ft Myers. Tickets: SWFLHumanTrafficking. org. See news brief, page 17.

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 Mystic and Medium Lectures – 6:30-9pm. With world-renowned professional psychics Jill M Jackson and Allison Hayes. Altered Elements Studio, 5630 Yahl St, Naples. Info/RSVP: MysticAndMedium.com. See ad on page 74 and news brief on page 14.

MONDAY, APRIL 11 Mystic and Medium Private Readings – Apr 1113. With world-renowned professional psychics Jill M Jackson and Allison Hayes. Altered Elements Studio, 5630 Yahl St, Naples. RSVP: MysticAndMedium.com. See ad on page 74 and news brief on page 14.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23 The Total Health Retreat – Apr 23-30. Learn from leading scientists, medical authorities and chefs how and why to transition to a whole food, plant-based diet while having a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation. Keynote speakers: Dr T Colin Campbell and Dr Caldwell B Esselstyn. Gran Ventana Beach Resort, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. 800-439-1052. GlobalRoots.net.

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Center for Spiritual Living, Cape Coral – 10:30am service. Celebration, connection, community and more. 406 SE 24th Ave, Cape Coral. 574-6463. CSLCapeCoral.com. Spiritual Study Group – 10:30am. Prayer and meditation with Rev Joyce Heist. Reading and discussion based on Basic Principles of the Science of Mind. Happehatchee Center, 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 516-909-7624.

Al-Anon Family Groups – Support for families and friends troubled by someone else’s drinking. Naples. 263-5907 or 888-425-2666 for 24/7 info. Schedule at SouthFloridaAl-Anon.org.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples – 10:30am. Service, youth classes and childcare. Celebrate freedom, reason and compassion. All welcome. 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples. 455-6553. uunaples@earthlink.net. uunaples.org.

David Essel Alive – Get inspired. Join the archived national radio show with guests like Deepak Chopra. Tune in 24/7 at DavidEssel.com.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft Myers Sunday Service – 10:30-11:30am. All welcome. 13411 Shire Ln, Ft Myers. 561-2700. uucfm.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks – 9am5pm. Thru 4/10. One-of-a-kind creations built with thousands of LEGO bricks dispersed throughout the garden. Members/free, $14.95/adults, $9.95/ children (ages 4-14), free/3 and under. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 6437275. NaplesGarden.org.

Gentle Yoga for Discovering a Path to Peace – 10:30noon. With Renee Newell. Through gentle yoga and stretching, learn to move with awareness and less effort, to be more and do less. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

Guided Tour, Organic Lunch and Spa – MonFri. 10am-3pm, gift shop open. 11am and 2pm, guided tour, $15; 11:30am-2:30pm, organic lunch: vegan, vegetarian and protein offerings. Tue-Sun: organic spa by appointment. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Yoga in Nature – Tue-Sun. Multilevel yoga classes mornings and evenings. $10/drop-in (cash/check). Happehatchee Center, 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-5455. Schedule: Happehatchee.org.

sunday Yoga – 7-8am. Gentle, all levels yoga class in the historic, utopian settlement of the Koreshans. $5 donation; free park admission. Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-0311.

Oakes’ Organic Farm that helped establish Estero. $2/adults, $1/children under six. Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-0311. Unity of Bonita Springs Sunday Service – 10am. With Rev Phil Schlaefer, music by Jerry Stawski. Inspiring lesson, music and meditation. 28285 Imperial Pkwy. 947-3100. Unity of Naples – 10am. Service and Sunday school conducted in open, accepting and empowering environment. Children deepen their relationship with God. Nursery care provided. Naples. 775-3009. NaplesUnity.org. Silent Meditation – 10-11am. Seated and walking meditation in the Zen tradition. Newcomers welcome. $10 suggested donation. Open Mind Zen Naples, 1250 Tamiami Tr N, Ste 205, Naples. 9612491. OpenMindZenNaples.com. River and Creeks Manatee Kayak Tour – 10am2pm. Get up close and personal and learn about their history, habitat and habits. $55 includes equipment

‘Pinch’ of History – 11am. Koreshan bread recipes are prepared on historic Dutch oven and woodburning stove at the Cast Iron Café. Free with park admission. Koreshan State Historical Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-0311. Intuitive Consultations and Energy Healing – 11am-4pm. With Patrick Giordano. Psychic readings, mediumship, reiki healing and sound therapy. The Mystical Moon, 8951 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255, Bonita Springs. 301-0655. Ashtanga Yoga: Full Primary Series – 11:30am. A set sequence of postures as taught by the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois. $15 suggested donation. Open Mind Zen Naples, 1250 Tamiami Tr N, Ste 205, Naples. 961-2491. OpenMindZenNaples.com. Cycling Class for Parkinson’s – 12:30-2pm. Find support from other people with Parkinson’s, feel better and reduce your symptoms. Physician referral required. Free. Bonita Springs YMCA, 27200 Kent Rd. Marla Ramsey: 221-7560.

Koreshan Farmers’ Market – 8am-1pm. Unique market in the historic settlement of the Koreshans. Fresh and local goods. Free park admission; $1 environmental impact fee. Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-0311. Complimentary Community Yoga – 9am. 1st Sun. With Bobbie Lee. Free. Tailor Made Fitness, 675 Piper Blvd, Ste 2, Naples. 777-0186. BLeeGruninger@comcast.net. Unity of Ft Myers – 9:15am & 11am services. With Rev Jim Rosemergy, minister. Susie Hulcher, music. Youth ministry. Open to all. 11120 Ranchette Rd. 278-1511. UnityOfFortMyers.org. Celebration Church Services – 9:30-10:30am. A church that meets outdoors, welcomes everyone and has a huge heart. Cambier Park, 580 8th St S, Naples. 649-1588. Church of Spiritual Light – 9:45-11am. Sunday service. Spiritual connection, meditation, ritual, prayer and song. 1939 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 1, Ft Myers. 560-6314. ChurchOfSpiritualLight.org. Historic Koreshan Settlement Guided Tour – 10am. Walk the grounds of the utopian community

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Introductory Buddhist Teach-Ins and Meditation Practice – 4:45pm. Last Sun each month. greenmonkey, 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Florida Mindfulness.org. Classic Ballroom Dance and Class Party – 4-4:45pm, class; 5-7pm, party. Complimentary champagne and afternoon tea. $25. Studio One, 4184 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 214-3464. Drum and Dance Circle – 6-9pm. Drummers, dancers, jugglers, everyone welcome. BYO chair and instrument or just listen. Under the pavilion by the water in Centennial Park, Ft Myers. Info: Facebook page: Fort Myers Drum Circle. 935-5551. Buddhist Teach-Ins and Meditation Practice – 6:30pm. With dharma teacher Fred Epsteiner, in the spirit of Thich Nhat Hanh. greenmonkey, 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. FloridaMindfulness.org. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 6:30pm. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Cape Christian Fellowship, 2110 Chiquita Blvd, Cape Coral. 338-5948. Candlelight Yoga – 6:30-7:30pm. With Michelle Falco, RYT. Gentle and meditative practice lit by candles. $15/drop-in or $50/four classes; client discount available; members/free. Monarch Wellness, 843 Myrtle Terr, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net.

monday Sahaja Sadhana and Yoga Nidra – 9:30-10:45am. With Suzanne Joyce. Begins with pranayama and moves through gentle hatha based postures then Integrative Restoration or iRest Yoga Nidra. $15/ drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Beachcombing and Shelling Lecture – Thru April. 10-11am. Join a naturalist to learn why and what you find on the beach. Free. Beach pass required or entrance fee. Barefoot Beach Preserve Learning Center, Barefoot Beach Blvd, Bonita. FriendsOfBarefootBeach.org. Yoga for Anxiety – 10:30-11:30am. With Michelle Falco. Gentle class for all levels. Calm your body with yoga while learning specific self-talk skills. $15/drop-in or $50/four classes; client discount available; members/free. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net. Miracles Among Us – 1-3pm. 3rd Mon. Provid-

ing support for and education about the effects brain injuries have on people’s lives (the person with the brain injury, as well as their caretakers). Fire Station 48, 16280 Livingston Rd, Naples. MiraclesAmongUs.org. Belly Dancing – 5:15pm. All levels. First class free. Studio One, 4184 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 214-3464. Sunset Beach Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. With Sue Rokela. All-levels. Visit greenmonkey Facebook page for weather cancelations. $5 plus park entry fee. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. 11135 Gulfshore Dr, parking area 3, Naples. 598-1938. greenmonkey.com/naples-schedule. Intro to Flamenco – 6pm. First class free. Studio One, 4184 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 214-3464. Prenatal Yoga – 6-7pm. With Meryl Sykes. Vinyasa yoga class, no experience necessary. $20/class, $90/ five class pack, $150/10 class pack. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Ste 1 & 3, Naples. 646226-1471. Meryl@RouteYoga.com. Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families (ACA) – 6-7:30pm. 12-step meeting. Unity Church of Naples choir room, 2000 Unity Way, Naples. Lissa: 908-752-0068. FloridaState. ACAIntergroup.org. Clay Handbuilding and Raku Techniques – 6-9pm. Five-week class with Richard Rosen. $195 plus materials ($30). Rosen Gallery & Studios, Naples Art District, 2172 J&C Blvd, Naples. RSVP: 821-1061. rictra@earthlink.net. A Course in Miracles – 7pm. Love offering. Unity of Naples Church, Fireplace Room, 2000 Unity Way. 775-3009. NaplesUnity.org. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 7pm. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Community Congregational Church, 15300 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. Nancy: 352-0527. Reiki Healing – 7pm. 1st and 3rd Mon. Love offering. Unity of Naples Church, Fellowship Hall, 2000 Unity Way, Naples. 775-3009. NaplesUnity.org. Yoga Nidra – 7pm. 2nd & 4th Mon. Guided meditation with John Francis. Based on the teachings of yogi Amrit Desai. Love offering. Unity of Naples Bookstore, 2000 Unity Way. 825-7441. Candlelight Yoga Flow – 7-8pm. With Dina Radcliffe. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Integrative Mindfulness, The Fountains Professional Park, 3372 Woods Edge Cir, Ste 102, Bonita Springs. 280-9095. IntegrativeMindfulness.net.

Guided Meditations – 7-8pm. With JoAnne Lawrence. Two guided meditations and a teaching on the way of inner peace. Chairs provided; BYO meditation cushion. $10/drop-in. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Gurdjieff/Ouspensky Study Group – 7-8pm. An exploration of the teachings of G I Gurdjieff, with readings and discussion. Introductory sessions meet in Bonita Springs. Info: 565-1410. TheGurdjieffSocietyOfFlorida.org. Hatha Yoga – 7-8pm. With Meryl Sykes. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Ste 1 & 3, Naples. 272-6152. HouseOfGaia.org. Zen Meditation and Dharma Talk – 7-8:30pm. With Andy Solis or Laurie Lyons. Includes silent seated and walking meditation. Concludes with open discussion. $10 suggested donation. Open Mind Zen Naples, 1250 Tamiami Tr N, Ste 205, Naples. 961-2491. OpenMindZenNaples.com. Compassionate Friends: Collier County Group – 7:30pm. Second Mon. For bereaved parents. YMCA, 5450 YMCA Rd, Naples. 690-7801. swflcf@live.com. Nar-Anon Family Groups – 7:30pm. Providing support and hope to those who are in despair because of a relative or friend’s addiction. First Baptist Church, 4117 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral. 940-2615.

tuesday Sunrise Yoga – 7-8am. With Sally G Ingalls, ERYT. All levels. Get the movement of your body going, breath flowing, skin glowing and mind ready to take on the week. Florida Yoga Academy, 3046 Del Prado Blvd S, Ste 2B, Cape Coral. 851-1051. floridayogacademy.com. Yoga – 8:30am. With Julie Christenbury. Beginners to intermediate. All ages. Strengthen/lengthen your muscles while calming, soothing your mind. $15. Eyes Wide Open Center, 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 204, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 948-9444. EyesWideOpenC.com. Hatha Yoga – 9am. With Meredith Musick. All levels. BKS Yoga Studio, 2900 Tamiami Trl N, Naples. 213-9276. BKSYogaStudio.com. Yoga for Strength and Flexibility – 9-10am. With Michelle Falco, RTY. Gentle yoga that targets poses to build strength and flexibility for your body. $15/ drop-in or $50/four classes; client discount available; members/free. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net. Hatha Yoga – 9:30-10:30am. With Suzanne Joyce. Postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. $15/ drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Yoga for the Arts – 9:30-10:30am. With Amy Voelkl. Outside yoga on the Young Plaza at the von Liebig Art Center. All levels. $20 or $160/10 class pass. 585 Park St, Naples. 598-1938. greenmonkey. com/naples-schedule. Women’s Overeaters Anonymous Step Writing Meeting – 10am. Free. 9470 Corkscrew Palms Circle, Ste 104, Estero. Sandy: 973-809-5338 or Helen: 247-0385.

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Estuary Kayak Tour in Estero Bay – 10am-1pm. Birds, dolphins, manatees and more. $40. Includes equipment and FL master naturalist guide. GAEA guides, Bonita Bch. 694-5513. Empowered Yoga – 10:30-11:30am. With Michelle Falco. Discover the strength within through gentle movement and relaxation. $15/drop-in or $50/four classes; client discount available; members/free. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net. Nia – 11am-noon. With Valeria Hill. Combines marital arts, dance and healing arts. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Caregiver Support Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired – 12:30pm. Facilitated by Rick Hart. Learn the importance of taking care of yourself, healthy ways to manage stress, relaxation techniques and the importance of connecting with other caregivers. Lighthouse of Collier, 2685 Horseshoe Dr S, Ste 211, Naples. RSVP: 430-3934. Cycling Class for Parkinson’s – 12:30-2pm. Find support from other people with Parkinson’s, feel better and reduce your symptoms. Physician referral required. Free. Bonita Springs YMCA, 27200 Kent Rd. Marla Ramsey: 221-7560. Chair Yoga – 1-2pm. With Dina Radcliffe. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Integrative Mindfulness, The Fountains Professional Park, 3372 Woods Edge Cir, Ste 102, Bonita Springs. 280-9095. IntegrativeMindfulness.net. Tuesday Talks and Ask the Expert Booth – 4-7pm. With Balanced Health. Complimentary sessions. Food & Thought, 2132 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 2480455. BalancedHealthConcierge.com. Hatha Yoga – 5:30pm. With Chris Neal. Beginners to advanced. Relax, improve balance, range of motion, performance. $15. Private classes available. Eyes Wide Open Center, 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 204, Bonita Springs. 948-9444. EyesWideOpenC.com. Mom and Baby Yoga – 6-7pm. With Salima Silverman. Connect, play, sing and get in shape with your new baby. Advanced or beginner students. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9490749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Guided Mindfulness Meditation – 6-6:45pm. With Madeline Ebelini, MA, RYT. By donation. Integrative Mindfulness, 3372 Woods Edge Cir, Ste 102, Bonita Springs. 590-9485. IntegrativeMindfulness.net.

Spiritual Connection Guided Meditation and Messages – 7-9pm. With Candyce Strafford, psychic/medium. Connect to your higher consciousness, feel yourself grow and receive a message from your guides/angels. Love offering. Naples. 949-3387.

Intuitive Consultations and Energy Healing – 11am-6pm. With Patrick Giordano. Psychic readings, mediumship, reiki healing and sound therapy. The Mystical Moon, 8951 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 255, Bonita Springs. 301-0655.

Ecstatic Kirtan – 7:15-8:45pm. Last Tue. With Missy Balsam. An evening of connection, community building and heart-opening singing. No experience necessary. $15 love offering. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Ste 1 & 3, Naples. 272-6152. HouseOfGaia.org.

Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families – 2:30-4pm. Feel threatened by angry people or personal criticisms? Dry Palms Foundation, 1251 Lamar Rd, N Ft Myers. Jane: 728-7106. FloridaState.ACAInterGroup.org.

wednesday Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 9am. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Community Congregational Church, 15300 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. Nancy: 352-0527. Morning Beach Yoga – 9-10am. With Aleksandra Eifler. Students can enjoy yoga while being surrounded by the beauty of nature at Delnor-Wiggins State Park. $5 plus state park entry fees. 11135 Gulf Shore Dr, Naples. 598-1938. greenmonkey.com. Yoga for Well-being – 9:30-10:45am. With Mary Cline Golbitz. Gentle class for beginners or those suffering from chronic illness or injury. Yoga postures, breath work, sound and wellness practices based on ayurveda, qigong and other disciplines. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Women Seeking Serenity Through the 12 Steps – 10am. Free. Hope Lutheran Church, Old US 41, Bonita. Carol: 405-1947. Exploring Coastal Estuaries – Thru April. 1011am. Naturalist guided walk explores unique coastal habitats. Free. Beach pass required or entrance fee. Barefoot Beach Preserve Learning Center, Barefoot Beach Blvd, Bonita Springs. FriendsOfBareFootBeach.org. Cocohatchee River/Wiggins Pass Estuary Kayak Tour – 10am-1pm. Birds, dolphins and other critters. $45. Includes all equipment and FL master naturalist guide. GAEA guides. N Naples. 694-5513. Emei Qigong – 11am-noon. With Melanie Hope. Slow, easy movements that cleanse, strengthen and balance. Harmonize organ and energy systems and realize many proven health benefits. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

Cooperative Caterpillar Kids Club – 5-6pm. Every other Wed; check schedule. With Behavior Specialist Jill Emmerich, BCaBA. Build social and communication skills. Practice getting along better with others, sharing, taking turns, following directions, healthy expression of emotions. Ages 4 and up. $15/drop-in or $50/four classes; client discount available; members/free. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.com. Focused Caterpillar Kids Yoga – 5-6pm. Every other Wed; check schedule. With Salima Silverman. Specialized yoga for caterpillars to improve focus and attention through self-control and appropriate release of energy. Ages 4 and up. $15/drop-in or $50/four classes; client discount available; members/free. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.com. Advanced Purna – 5:30-7:30pm. With Meredith Musick. With great yoga wall. Call for directions. Naples. RSVP: 269-8846. Healing, Prayer and Meditation Service – 6pm. First Wed. Love offering. Unity of Naples Church, Sanctuary, 2000 Unity Way, Naples. 775-3009. NaplesUnity.org. American Tribal Style Belly Dance – 6-7pm. With Tara Vodihn. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Ste 1 and 3, Naples. 272-6152. HouseOfGaia.org. Pet Loss and Grief Support Group – 6:30pm. 2nd Wed. Compassionate support: pet loss, medical crisis, chronic illness. Free. 1939 Park Meadows Dr, Ft Myers. 936-1732. Laughter Yoga – 6:30-8pm. 4th Wed. With Jill Emmerich. House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Ste 1 & 3, Naples. 272-6152. HouseOfGaia.org. La Leche League – 7pm. 3rd Wed. Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support group. Children welcome. Free. Cape Coral Hospital Women’s Center, 2nd flr, 636 Del Prado Blvd S, Cape Coral. lllflorida.com. Families Anonymous – 7-8:15pm. For relatives and friends of those that suffer from a current, suspected or former problem of substance abuse or related

Yoga for Anxiety – 6:30-7:30pm. With Michelle Falco. Gentle class for all levels. Calm your body with yoga while learning specific self-talk skills. $15/drop-in or $50/four classes; client discount available; members/free. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net. Men’s Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) – 6:30-8pm. A 12-step program. Common purpose is a desire for healthier relationships. 9470 Corkscrew Palms Cir, Ste 104, Estero. David: 470-0899. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 7pm. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Riverside Church, 8660 Daniels Pkwy, Ft Myers. 338-5948. Spano’s Meditation – 7pm. 2nd and 4th Tues. Love offering. Unity of Naples Church, 2000 Unity Way. 775-3009. NaplesUnity.org.

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behavioral problem. Open to all. No dues or fees. Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples. 595-1938. FamiliesAnonymous.org. Teen Power Hour – 7:15-8:15pm. With Juliana Grilo and Anna Hiller. Teens 13-18 can drop-in and practice with their friends and create new ones in this fun power practice taught by high school seniors and graduates of greenmonkey teacher training. Special $7/drop-in rate. 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Info: 5981938 or greenmonkey.com. Nar-Anon Family Groups – 7:30pm. Providing support and hope to those who are in despair because of a relative or friend’s addiction. Cape Professional Center, 1216 SW 4th St, Ste 6, Cape Coral. 691-3653.

fresh pasta, seafood, baked breads, meats, herbs, organic vegetables, plants, ready-to-eat meals, flowers, soaps, candles and more. 23106 Fashion Dr, Estero. BuyLocalLee.com.

Infant and Pregnancy Loss Support Group – 5:15-6:45pm. 2nd Thurs. 1095 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples. 298-9725. Facebook page: Grieving Together.

Women Seeking Serenity Through the 12 Steps – 9:30am. Free. Lamb of God Episcopal Lutheran Church, 19691 Cypress View Dr, Estero. Sally: 948-9162.

Family Fun Yoga – 5-6pm. With Salima Silverman. Fun way for parents and children to build healthy relationships and coping skills. Ages four and up. $40/adult, $20/child for four weeks. Monarch Wellness, 843 Myrtle Terr, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net.

World Fusion Dance – 9:30-10:45am. With Winnie Purple. A fun and exciting dance class that incorporates movements from different cultures around the world. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 9490749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

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Yoga Class – 10am. With Francesca Simonelli. Open class; all levels. Breath work, stretching, strengthening and balancing. $15. Center of Eternal Light, 260 Professional P, N Ft Myers. 599-4700. CenterOfEternalLight.com.

Gentle Yoga – 8:30am. With Julie Christenbury. Beginners to intermediate. All ages. Strengthen/ lengthen your muscles while calming, soothing your mind. $15. Eyes Wide Open Center, 9200 Bonita Bch Rd, Ste 204, Bonita Springs. RSVP: 948-9444. EyesWideOpenCenter.com.

Warrior2Warrior: Yoga for Veterans – 11amnoon. With Gary Granza and Keady Gonzalez. Adaptive yoga with long sequences to calm your spirit. Followed by coffee, water and snacks. Free. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

Hatha Yoga – 9am. With Meredith Musick. All levels. BKS Yoga Studio, 2900 Tamiami Trl N, Naples. 213-9276. BKSYogaStudio.com.

Candlelight Yoga – 11-noon. With Sally G Ingalls, E-RYT. Gentle level yoga to calm the mind, body and senses with candlelight and soft music. Florida Yoga Academy, 3046 Del Prado Blvd S, Ste 2B, Cape Coral. 851-1051. FloridaYogaAcademy.com.

Qigong Movement and Relaxation – 9-10am. With Peggy Sealfon. Yoga, qigong and integrative relaxation (yoga nidra). $15/drop-in or $50/four classes; client discount available; members/free. Monarch Wellness, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net. Coconut Point Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Through 4/28. Offering local produce, cheese,

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 1:30pm. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Community Church of Christ, 368 Herron Rd, N Ft Myers. 585-955-3910.

The Edible Gardening Exchange’s Speaker Series – 5:30pm. Open and informal chat on edible topics. Bring seeds to share. 6:30pm, speaker. BYO cup for coffee and tea. Membership fee: $10; Lee Parks and Rec lifetime membership card required $10. North Fort Myers Rec Center, 2000 N Recreation Park Way. 610-530-8883. Vinyasa Flow – 5:45-6:45pm. With Karen Lepree. Sun salutations, movement and stretching. $15/ drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Peaceful Mind – 6:30-8pm. With rotating teachers. Unwind and energize through use of breath, sound, humor and relaxation exercises. $20/drop-in or $60/ four weeks; client discount available; members/free. Monarch Therapy, 843 Myrtle Terrace, Naples. 3259210. MonarchWellness.net. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 7pm. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Riverside Church, 8660 Daniels Pkwy, Ft Myers. 338-5948. La Leche League – 7pm. 1st Thurs. Mother-tomother breastfeeding support group. Children welcome. Free. St Hilary’s Episcopal Church, 5011 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers. 454-1350. Meditation and Dharma Discussion – 7-8pm. Silent seated and walking meditation followed by open dharma discussion based on presented topic. $10 suggested donation. Open Mind Zen Naples, 1250 Tamiami Tr N, Ste 205, Naples. 961-2491. OpenMindZenNaples.com. Transformational Breath – 7-8:30pm. 2nd & 4th Thurs. With Carrie Sopko. A self-healing system using conscious breath work. $20/drop-in. ShangriLa Springs, 27750 Old US 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Preregister: 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com.

friday Hatha Yoga – 9am. With Meredith Musick. All levels. BKS Yoga Studio, 2900 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 213-9276. BKSYogaStudio.com. Beach Yoga – 9-10am. With Michelle Falco, RYT. Gentle movement and meditation aided by the naturally therapeutic and serene sounds and sensations of the outdoors. Donation. 3rd Ave N, Naples. Monarch Wellness: 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net. La Leche League – 10am. 2nd Fri. Mother-tomother breastfeeding support group. Center Point Community Church, 6590 Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples. 404-4933. LaurieLLL@aol.com. Beachcombing and Shelling Lecture – Thru April. 10-11am. Join a Naturalist to learn why and what you find on the beach. Free. Beach pass required or entrance fee. Barefoot Beach Preserve Learning Center, Barefoot Beach Blvd, Bonita. FriendsOfBarefootBeach.org.

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Evening includes kirtan, devotional call-and-response singing, with crystal singing bowl meditation. $15 donation. Happehatchee Center, 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-5455. Happehatchee.org. Bonita Springs Drum Circle – 6:30-8:30pm. Everyone welcome; kids, dogs, the whole family. Drum, dance, hoop, have fun. Riverside Park, 10451 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Facebook Page: Drum Circle of Bonita Springs. Dance and Class Party – 7-7:45pm, class; 8-10pm, party. 1st & 3rd Fri: Rhythm of the 70’s; 2nd & 4th Fri: salsa, meringue and bachata. Complimentary beverages and snacks. $25/pp. Studio One, 4184 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 214-3464. Ashtanga Yoga Basics – 10:45-11:45am. All levels, modifications offered. Based on the teachings of the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois. $15 suggested donation. Open Mind Zen Naples, 1250 Tamiami Tr N, Ste 205, Naples. 961-2491. OpenMindZenNaples.com. Tai Chi – 11am. All levels. First class free. Studio One, 4184 Tamiami Tr N, Naples. 214-3464. Women’s Co-Dependents Anonymous – Noon. Women only. Hope Lutheran Church, Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Sally: 948-9162. Baby Care Class – Noon-2:30pm. 1st Fri. Thru July. Baby care teaches parents what to expect to help parents feel prepared and confident for their baby’s arrival. $25 includes book. Naples YMCA, Wynn’s Café Conference Room, 5450 YMCA Rd, Naples. Register: 989-7332. Kristin.Millet@ leememorial.org. Cycling Class for Parkinson’s – 12:30-2pm. Find support from other people with Parkinson’s, feel better and reduce your symptoms. Physician referral required. Free. Bonita Springs YMCA, 27200 Kent Rd. Marla Ramsey: 221-7560. Chair Yoga – 2-3pm. With Dina Radcliffe, E-RYT. Breath work, mindful meditations, stretches and balance work. $15/drop-in or $120/10 classes. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. 949-0749. ShangriLaSprings.com. Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families – 2:30-4pm. Feel threatened by angry people or personal criticisms? Grace Church (enter thru thrift store), 2415 Grand Ave, Ft Myers. Jane: 728-7106. FloridaState.ACAIntergroup.org. Healing the Healers/Reiki Healing Circle – 2:304pm. 4th Fri. With Lenka Spiska. Healers and reiki practitioners on all levels are encouraged to give and receive. $15 donation. Happehatchee Center, peace pavilion, 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-5455. Happehatchee.org. Sunset/Bird Rookery Kayak Tour – 3:30-6:30pm. On the Caloosahatchee River. See thousands of birds coming in to roost for the night. $40. Includes equipment and FL master naturalist guide. GAEA guides, Ft Myers. 694-5513. Slow Flow Glow Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. With Amy Voelkl. A candlelit slow flow restorative class designed to warm your body, stretch your muscles and deepen your breath. $20/drop-in; regular class packages apply. 6200 Trail Blvd, Naples. Info: 5981938 or greenmonkey.com. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 6:30pm. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Cape Christian Fellowship, 2110 Chiquita Blvd, Cape Coral. 338-5948.

saturday Compassionate Friends: Lee County Group – 9am. 4th Sat. For bereaved parents. Unity Church of Bonita, 28285 Imperial Pkwy, Bonita Springs. 690-7801. swflcf@live.com. Complimentary Boot Camp Class – 9am. 1st Sat. With Dave Kunes. Tailor Made Fitness, 675 Piper Blvd, Ste 2, Naples. RSVP: 412-779-6176 or KunesDave@gmail.com. Guided Nature Walk – Thru April. 9-10am. Free. Naturalist walk through maritime forest and coastal strand. Free. Beach pass required or entrance fee. Barefoot Beach Preserve Learning Center, Barefoot Beach Blvd, Bonita Springs. FriendsOfBarefootBeach.org. Yoga for Wellness – 9-10am. 1st & 3rd Sat. With Michelle Falco and Peggy Sealfon. Gentle class for all levels. Connect to your true self through mindful movement and increased self-awareness. $15/

drop-in or $50/four classes; client discount available; members/free. Monarch Wellness, 843 Myrtle Terrace, Naples. 325-9210. MonarchWellness.net. Green Market – 9am-1pm. Alliance for the Arts, Ft Myers. 939-2787. ArtInLee.org. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) – 10am. A 12-step program for food addiction. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr, Naples. Nancy: 352-0527. Women Seeking Serenity through the 12 Steps – 10am. Free. Hope Lutheran Church, Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs. Carol: 405-1947. Lecture Series – Thru April 11. 10-11am. Topics from native plants or animals to photography or exotic plants. Free. Beach pass required or entrance fee. Barefoot Beach Preserve Learning Center, Barefoot Bch Blvd, Bonita Springs. Schedule: FriendsOfBarefootBeach.org. Estuary Kayak Tour in Estero Bay – 10am-1pm. Birds, dolphins, manatees and more. $40. Includes all equipment and FL master naturalist guide. GAEA guides, Bonita Bch. 694-5513. Really, Really Free Market – 10am-2pm. 1st Sat. Potluck of reusable items. No money, barter or trade; everything is free. Fleischmann Park, Naples. Facebook page: Naples Really Really Free Market. Eckhart Tolle Meditation Group – 2:30pm. Meets 3/12 & 3/26. DVDs, CDs and discussion. Free. Unitarian/Universalist Church, 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples. 249-6916. Happehatchee Drum Circle – 4-5:30pm. 1st Sat. Bring your drums, shakers, open heart and dance. Donation. Happehatchee Center, 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. 992-5455. Happehatchee.org.

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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE DR JOEL YING, MD

2335 Tamiami Trl N, Ste 206, Naples 239-200-6796 • JoyHealthWellness.com Support body, mind and spirit with a holistic approach to health and wellness. Integrate natural medicine, wellness, craniosacral therapy. Yoga, tai chi, meditation classes.

ACUPUNCTURE/TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

ACUPUNCTURE ACUPUNCTURE/CUPPING

Jack Morris, AP, Dipl Ac (NCCAOM) Advanced Certified Cupping Specialist, MPS Certified • 239-293-4005 Specializing in long- and short-term pain issues, detoxification, cupping (reverse pressure therapy), migraines and TMJ, menses irregularity, PMS and infertility, smoking cessation and PTSD. See ad, page 33.

ACUPUNCTURE/ENERGY COACH/ HYPNOTHERAPY

Patricia Acerra, LAc, Dipl Ac (NCCAOM), CCHt, HAPM • 2335 9th St N, #303B, Naples 34103 239-659-9100 • PatriciaAcerra.com Empowering and inspiring you to change habits, release energetic blocks, create and reach goals. Just be happy! Over 20 years’ experience blending esoteric acupuncture, hypnotherapy, subconscious behaviorist, nationally board-certified Holistic Alternative Psychology Master and more. Free 30-minute consultation.

ACUPUNCTURE/ORIENTAL MEDICINE Dr. Arthur Teubner, AP, DOM 5th Ave, Naples • 239-451-3282 ArthurTeubner.com

Brings 32 years experience treating a wide variety of conditions including facial rejuvenation/antiaging. Honored to now service patients in South Florida.

ACUPUNCTURE/PSYCHOTHERAPY John E. Patton, Board Certified Acupuncture Physician Licensed Mental Health Counselor 1063-1065 Fifth Ave N, Naples 239-262-6828

Specialty: acupuncture, psychotherapy, nutritional counseling, meditation—wellness through maintenance and prevention. Indigestion, hormone imbalance, pain, headaches, anxiety, depression, detoxification. AP488/MH2616.

Rosemary Harris, Lic. Acupuncture Physician Complete Well-Being Center 684 Goodlette Rd N, Naples 34102 239-404-0648 We combine modern medicine with the wisdom of ancient healing utilizing acupuncture, auricular therapy, herbal medicine, cupping, dietary therapy, electrical acupuncture, facial rejuvenation, a therapeutic massage chair and cold laser pain therapy. “We treat you like family!”

ACUPUNCTURE CARE OF NAPLES Charles Caccamesi, Acupuncture Physician, DOM 501 Goodlette Rd N, Unit D100, Naples 239-877-2531

New England School of Acupuncture graduate with 25 years experience. Charles specializes in complex symptomology, chronic pain conditions, expert facial rejuvenation, side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. See ad, page 24.

ACUPUNCTURE CENTER OF NAPLES Dr. Xiu Qiong Cen, AP, OMD (China) 5683 Naples Blvd, Naples 34109 P: 239-513-9232 • F: 239-513-9293 Drcenacupuncture@gmail.com

Licensed acupuncture physician with 28 years experience in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Experienced in pain management, women’s health, insomnia, migraines, digestion issues and much more. See ad, page 22.

PHYLLIS C. WEBER, AP

Oriental Medicine 239-841-6611, Naples & Ft Myers Specializing in treatment of allergies, hormonal imbalances, auto-immune problems and pain using acupuncture, herbs, NAET, Biomagnetic Pairs Therapy. AP771. See ad, page 14.

AYURVEDA CHRISTINA CARLIN, AYURVEDIC PRACTITIONER

Ayurveda Clinic, Massage & Yoga Therapy 501 Goodlette-Frank Rd N, Ste A107, Naples, 34102 • 239-450-6903 Practicing holistic medicine since 1987. Professional Member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, specializing in highly personalized Ayurvedic treatments and lifestyle consultations, Massage and individual Yoga sessions for chronic and acute problems. Pancha Karma, Shirodhara and skin care. Ayurveda and Yoga Study program available. MA0023929, MM0008584, FB0716888. See ad, page 6.

BIOFEEDBACK FIREFLY WITHIN, LLC

Karin S Wolfe, CBS 3405 Pelican Landing Pkwy, Bonita Springs 239-980-3257 • FireflyWithin.com FireflyBiofeedback@gmail.com Certified Biofeedback Specialist by the Natural Therapies Certification Board. Testing nearly 7,000 patterns in your body, mind and spirit, and providing energy to the most imbalanced areas creating a space for healing. A consultation and report is provided with each session. CBS#5563.

BODYWORK CORRECTIVE BODY THERAPY, LLC 2575 Northbrooke Plaza Dr, Ste 204 Naples 34119 • 239-596-7756 CorrectiveBodyTherapy.com

We realign body posture through the use of therapeutic services including Structural Integration, massage and CPT. Visit us online for more details! MM34131, MA62926, MA77112.

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FEET FIRST REFLEXOLOGY

Mary Ann Mugaas, NCR 5051 Castello Dr, Ste 210, Naples 261-8833 Reflexology is a natural system of relaxation based on the principles that the body is reflected on the feet. The application of pressure to these areas promotes circulation, balance and relaxation. Nationally certified. Practicing since 1986. MA24479, MM8962.

HOLISTIC HEALING ARTS Est. 1991 Alvina Quatrano, LMT FL MA 50896 For Info or Appt: 732-266-5276 TheArtOfHolisticMassage.com

Enjoy a relaxing and healing massage to suit your needs. Integrating a lifetime of experience. Swedish, Zero Balancing, Process Acupressure, Reflexology, Reiki, Sports, Cranio-Sacral, Pregnancy and facials. Facial Specialist FB9742820. FL Provider #50-9777 – Classes.

ROLFED IN PARADISE, INC.

Cindi Curci-Lee, RN, BSN Advanced Certified Rolfer Movement Practitioner Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor 5600 Trail Blvd, Ste 15, Naples 7680 Cambridge Manor Pl, Ste 100, Ft Myers RolfedInParadise@gmail.com • 239-777-4070 Longing for relief from headaches, backaches, joint restrictions, or pain? Love to improve your posture or sport performance? Rolfing’s the 21st century solution! MA38152, MM28692, MM66086.

STUART WRIGHT, ND

COLON THERAPY

Certified Advanced Rolfer Advanced Cranial Therapist Advanced Visceral Therapist Certified Movement Educator Naturopathic Wellness Consulting By Appointment: 239-272-6443

CLEANSING SPRINGS INC.

Rosalind (Roz) Fusco LMT, CT 239-596-1110 • 239-571-9816 • MA27876 CleansingSprings.com

Over 30 years excelling in Quick Pain Relief. Specializing in Back Pain, Structural Integration & Alignment, All Joint Pain Related Issues, Mobility Improvement, Sports Injuries, Non- Chiropractic Spinal Release. MA36890.

RB INSTITUTE, INC.

BOTANICAL GARDEN

C. Robyn Berry, LMT, CRR, CCT, CLDT 13601 McGregor Blvd, Ste 13, Ft Myers 239-939-4646 • RobynBerry.com

NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples 239-643-7275 / 877-433-1874 NaplesGarden.org

With nine lush, tropical cultivated gardens and native preserve inspired by plants and cultures from around the globe between the 26th latitude North and 26th latitude South, Naples Botanical Garden is a truly unique destination. See ad, page 55.

Colon therapist since 1994. Enclosed gravity method, uv/ ozone purified water, superior to others. Massage, Reflex-ology, Upledger CranioSacral/SER & Ly m p h D r a i n a g e , Vi s c e r a l Manipulation, Raindrop, Ear Candling, Ozone/Oxygen Steam cabinet, BEFE foot detox, Far-Infrared Sauna. MM7376, MA018351. See ad, page 33.

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CRYSTALS & MARBLE INFINITE STONES, LLC

NETWORK CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Michele Pelletiere 9138 Bonita Beach Rd (Sunshine Plaza) Bonita Springs • 239-949-1222 N.S.A. Practitioner level III. “Healing waves” release tension throughout the body, increasing wellness and quality of life, promoting new strategies for a healthy spine and nervous system.

ROLFING NAPLES

George Beahan Certified Advanced Rolfer PTX/Egoscue Posture Therapist Avazzia Microcurrent Therapist 239-919-4413• RolfingNaples.com Lasting relief from chronic pain and tightness with improved posture and performance using Rolfing, PTX/Egoscue structural exercises and Avazzia Microcurrent therapy used by professional sports teams. MA50132.

PAULA TERRY, LMT

239-821-3088, by appt. (Collier & Lee) Trained at the Upledger Institute, Paula utilizes CranioSacral Therapy combined with HeartCentered Therapy, Somato Emotional Release™, Lymphatic Drainage, love and nurturement to foster the healing your body needs. Doula services. MA35358.

Internationally Certified with 30 years Licensed Nursing experience; offering a new dimension of colonics with stateof-the-art water system. Massage with Vodder trained Lymphatic Specialists. Facials, Body Wraps, and Far-infrared Sauna. MM13162.

Granite, Marble and Crystals 12911 Metro Pkwy, Ft Myers 33906 239-561-1981 InfiniteStonesllc.com Specializing in unique granite from oversea, precious stone slabs and crystals. We sell wholesale and retail. Please call for an appointment to visit our ware-house. See ad, page 80.

NUTRITION SPECIALISTS OF FLORIDA 28315 S Tamiami Tr, Ste 101 Bonita Springs 34134 239-947-1177 • DoctorGendron.com

DENTISTRY LASER DENTISTRY

Uniquely qualified, Expertise in Nutrition, Certified Sports Physician. Palmer graduate with 28 years experience. Integrative Chiropractic with Nutrition to effectively reduce pain in the body. Getting you back to enjoying sports and leisure. See ad, page 2.

CLEANING SERVICE THE GREENER CLEENER, LLC

Business & Residential Green Cleaning Services Naples • 239-404-7102 • TheGreenerCleener.com Karma@TheGreenerCleener.com Let us take care of your mess while you do what you do best. Offering summer specials, group discounts and familyfriendly personal services. Do not confuse familiarity with safety. Call today for a free estimate. See ad, page 66.

Mark Corke, DDS 1550 Matthew Dr, Ft Myers 33907 239-936-5442 • FortMyersLaserDentist.com Dr. Corke enjoys working with holistic patients and practitioners on the journey to wellness. His practice “gets it” and is worth the trip to Fort Myers to experience his many services. From dental lasers to ozone he has many tools and a sympathetic ear. See ad, page 57.

ROGER J. PINT, MPH, DMD

9200 Bonita Beach Rd, Ste 111 Bonita Springs, 34135 • 239-676-8730 BonitaDentalStudio.com Dr. Pint can join your health journey and play a role in minimizing toxicity; this includes protection while removing dental materials plus consultation. All X-rays are digital and minimal. See ad, page 67.

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MARK L. STITES, DDS

4444 Tamiami Trl N, Ste 6 Naples 34103 239-263-2636 • DrMarkStites.com Understand that your mouth affects your overall health? Call Dr. Stites. Forty years dedicated of biocompatible, conservative preparations, root canal alternatives and optimal oral health.

ECO-SPIRITUAL CENTER HAPPEHATCHEE ECO-SPIRITUAL CENTER 8791 Corkscrew Rd, Estero 33928 239-992-5455 • Happehatchee.org

A park in the heart of the village, with Yoga in Nature Tuesday through Sunday, drumming lessons and healing circles. Peace Pavilion and Historic Happehatchee House are available to rent for ceremonies and events.

ENERGY HEALING CORE STAR – JIM CRABTREE CoreStarEnergyHealing.com 239-597-7372

Graduate of Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Jim has conducted more than 9,000 healing sessions, using many techniques to help restructure the energy body and restore health.

MARIA HUBBUCH

239-910-6576 MariaHubbuch@aol.com HarmonizingAmbientEnergy.com Certified teacher and licensed practitioner offering classes and individual healing sessions inperson or distance: ThetaHealing®, Esoteric Healing ® , Seraphim Blueprint ® , Reiki, Axiatonal Alignments.

MAUREEN SANDERS, HOLISTIC ENERGETIC MEDICINE

Healing People & Animals since 2005 MaureenSanders.com • TheHorseShaman.com 239-253-9008 Opening the pathways to reveal the underlying causes that prevent humans and animals from truly healing. Difficult physical, emotional and behavioral issues are resolved to bring forth wellness, joy and spiritual growth.

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ESSENTIAL OILS I LOVE OILS, INC.

Peter and Susie Bagwell 17030 Alico Commerce Ct, #303, Ft Myers 33967 • 239-362-0385 • 586-604-3500 ILoveOils.com Plants defend themselves from threats yet grow and thrive. Let them help you! Learn about essential oils and save money at our free classes.

EYE CARE

HEALTHY DINING FOOD & THOUGHT ORGANIC FARM MARKET & CAFÉ

2132 Tamiami Trl N, Naples 239-213-2222 • FoodAndThought.com Open Mon-Sat 7am-8pm. Florida’s only 100% organic market and café. Fresh produce delivered daily. Homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner. See ad, page 10.

DR. MARC A. GORDON, OD

KITCHEN41 HEALTHY FOOD

Having graduated with honors from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 2006, I have been providing quality eye care for almost 10 years. See better and live better! Our office takes walk-ins and appointments. Many insurances accepted. FL License: OPC4132. See ad, page 59.

Homemade, healthy food cooked Sous-Vide, from scratch without any fat or preservatives. Everything gluten-free! Open Mon-Sat 4-9pm. See ad, page 52.

Night Owl Vision Associates, PA Inside Super Target by I-75 & Immokalee Rd Appointments: 239-514-4715

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE HUGHES CENTER FOR FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE Pamela Hughes, D.O. 800 Goodlette Rd, Ste 270, Naples 34102 239-649-7400 • HughesCenterNaples.com

Honored to continue the traditions of the retiring Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Hughes, through functional diagnostic medicine and a comprehensive patient-specific approach, will provide adults and children the tools to restore normal body function by locating the root source of their illness or symptoms. See ad, page 87.

ZORAYDA “JIJI” TORRES, MD, ABIHM, IFMCP

Internal Medicine, Functional Medicine Office: 239-444-5636 • UpstreamMD.com Dr. Torres is a board-certified internist with over 17 years of experience and knows the limitations of conventional internal medicine. She is among the few Certified Practitioner M.D.s, trained by the Institute For Functional Medicine. See ad, page 7.

WELLBRIDGES, INC

9200 Bonita Beach Rd, Ste 113, Bonita Springs 239-481-5600 • 239-481-5603 fax DebPost.com Comprehensive, fully integrated health care individualized for adults and children. Chronic fatigue, male and female hormone imbalance. Digestive disorders, women’s health care, autism, ADHD and related issues. See ad, page 59.

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Dine-in/Take-Out/Catering 2500 Tamiami Trl N, Ste 111, Naples 239-263-8009 • Kitchen41.com

WYNN’S MARKET

141 9th St N, Naples 239-261-7157 • WynnsOnline.com Discover what Wynn’s Family Market has to offer! Fresh, quality, healthy meals as well as your favorite comfort foods! Organic, natural and imported selections. Gluten-free offerings. See ad, page 49.

HOLISTIC CENTER EYES WIDE OPEN CENTER

9200 Bonita Beach Rd, Stes 202-204 239-948-9444 • EyesWideOpenC.com Regain Body Wisdom! Looking to eat healthier, reduce stress, recover joy, find purpose in life? Come for counseling & art therapy (individuals, couples & families); Nutrition Education; Medical QiGong; Trager Approach®, Massage, Reflexology; Reiki classes & sessions, and free Reiki circles on 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. CEUs. Call ahead. MM21921.

HYPNOTHERAPY DANIEL OLEXA, CCHT SWFL Hypnotherapy 239-263-4649 SWFLHypnotherapy.com

Break free of limiting beliefs and realize the life you dream of living. Create a powerful mindset and fulfill your potential. You can become a whole new you. See ad, page 29.


CONCERNED HEALTH ALTERNATIVES Lynn D. Thomas, RN, CHt, Director Certified Medical Clinical Hypnotherapist & Energy Practitioner 239-494-1363 • HypnosisBasics.com

Achieve permanent, positive life and habit changes through safe, rapid, effective relaxation techniques. Work with your subconscious mind through direct suggestion and regression to reach your fullest potential. Release the Past = Gain Freedom. PL, LBL, EFT, NLP. See ad, page 60.

INTUITIVE HEALING DIANA PALM

Private Sessions by phone 612-207-2188 ConnectWithTheLight.com ThetaHealing® instructor, medium and medical intuitive. Clear beliefs for improved health, relationships and finances. See website for classes and events offered at Center of Eternal Light.

LOCALLY-GROWN PRODUCE 31 PRODUCE

18672 SR 31, Alva, FL 33920 239-313-8213 • 31Produce.com Family owned U-Pick Farm. Open all year-round from 9am5:30pm everyday! Farmers’ Market selling our produce along with local farms produce and local artist crafts, crystals and furniture. See ad, page 65.

MEDICAL SPA ASSUAGE SPA

9407 Cypress Lake Dr, Ste C, Ft Myers 33919 1201 Piper Blvd, Unit 1, Naples 34110 239-333-1450 • AssuageCenters.com The finest relaxation treatments from around the planet have been brought to Fort Myers. Each technique is perfected for your mind, body, face and skin. See ad, page 20.

NATURAL & ORGANIC MARKET ADA’S NATURAL MARKET

7070 College Pkwy, Ft Myers 33907 Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm, Sun: 9am-7pm Ph: 239-939-9600 • Fax: 239-288-6210 AdasMarket.com Natural and organic produce and grocery items. Vitamins and supplements. Organic juice and smoothie bar. New Green Leaf Café. Market- prepared foods. 1000’s of gluten-free items. See ad, page 47.

NATURAL HEALTH

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JAMES OCCHIOGROSSO, MH

KAREN L. BEATTY, ABR, GRI

Natural Health Practitioner, Herbalist N Ft Myers • 239-652-0421 HealthNaturallyToday.com

Downing-Frye Realty, Inc Naples • 239-269-7788 Klbeatty48@aol.com • KarenBeatty.com

Improve your health naturally. Hormone testing. Bio-Identical Hormones. Powerful healing herbs and supplements. Male/ female anti-aging and sexual problems. Want to feel better? Call now! See ad, page 54.

NUTRITION

Florida native, loving and selling Naples since 1977. Karen knows t h e m a r k e t , o ff e r s e x p e r t counseling with efficient reliability. She takes the stress out of buying or selling and gets the job done with a smile. Choose Karen for ease and joy in your real estate transaction!

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D-SIGNED NUTRITION, LLC

Dee Harris, RDN, LDN, CDE Bonita Bay Executive Center 3531 Bonita Bay Blvd, Ste 300, Bonita Sprgs 239-676-5249 • D-SignedNutrition.com Medical Nutrition Therapy and health coaching that personalizes your program to restore health and wellness. Improve digestion, elimination, brain health, immune support and hormonal balance. See ad, page 50.

NUTRITION SPECIALISTS OF FLORIDA 28315 S Tamiami Tr, Ste 101 Bonita Springs 34134 239-947-1177 • DoctorGendron.com

GREENMONKEY YOGA

(formerly Bala Vinyasa Yoga) GreenMonkey.com • 239-598-1938 6200 Trail Blvd N, Naples 1800 Tamiami Tr E, Naples Two locations: in Central and South Naples. Daily classes for all levels, monthly workshops and private sessions with exceptional teachers, plus awardwinning massage therapy and BV Boutique. 200- and 300-hour Registered Yoga School. See ad, back cover.

MEREDITH MUSICK, E-RYT, LMT

State Board Certified Expert and Specialist in Nutrition. We use an individual, customized and systemic approach. Consult, exam and reassessment for optimum results. See ad, page 2.

Master Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist MeredithMusick.com • 239-269-8846 Positively change your life physically and mentally using time-tested, classical Hatha yoga and Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi bodywork. Specializing in therapeutic yoga and The Great Yoga Wall®. See ad, page 69.

PALEO CHEF WALTER NICHOLS, PERSONAL CHEF Lee & Collier County 239-898-5469

I have over 25 years of experience in kitchens from Arizona to Florida. I offer conventional, paleo and gluten-free menus. Let me do the cooking!

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PHYSICAL THERAPY INNERCONNECTIONS

Frederick B. Stahlman, BS, PT, CST-D InnerConnectionsPT.com Naples: 239-398-3154 Upledger Institute instructor. 30 years of experience. Holistic practice focusing on personal empowerment and teamwork. Craniosacral therapy, fascial mobilization, lymphatic drainage. Energy balancing, structural manual therapies with customized exercise. See ad, page 6.

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Radiation

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Low-Sodium Diets

Overuse of zero-nutrient salt substitutes in foods leads to iodine depletion

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Bromine

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Having the proper amount of iodine in our system at all times is critical to overall health, yet the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that iodine deficiency is increasing drastically in light of an increasingly anemic national diet of unpronounceable additives and secret, unlabeled ingredients. This deficit now affects nearly three-quarters of the population.A Growing Epidemic

A Growing Epidemic

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