Collier and Lee Counties Edition
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Welcome to Natural Awakenings Online

April Issue

Climate Health Update
& Healthy Home

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Letter From Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Generation Z has birthed a strong surge of activists. Let’s join these young leaders in making a commitment and taking steps to improve what we see that’s wrong in the world, starting now. Throughout this month’s issue, you’ll find plenty of ideas on how you can step up your green game.

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Diamond Oaks Village

Diamond Oaks Village

Although aging is inevitable, there is a multi-billion dollar anti-aging industry hard at work creating supplements, creams, brain exercises and diets trying to postpone it.

Plastic Wars

Plastic Wars

Help Southwest Florida celebrate and forward progress in sustainability efforts by participating in these local Earth Day 2018 events.

Cypress Cove Conservancy

Cypress Cove Conservancy

Cypress Cove Conservancy (CCC) has a vision that requires serious fundraising efforts to create a very special community center and natural park on Naithloriendun, the 200-acre preserve that the late Dr. Robert H. Gore III pieced together, parcel by parcel, with his own money.

It’s Time to Acknowledge that Plastic is a Problem

It’s Time to Acknowledge that Plastic is a Problem

Unless we are aware, it’s easy to overlook the prevalence of plastic in our home, particularly in the bathroom—shampoo and conditioner bottles, soap dispensers, toothbrushes, soap dishes, children’s bath toys, hairbrushes, combs, shavers, toilet brushes, exhaust fan coverings, light switches, toilet paper dispensers and more.

Christina Carlin

Christina Carlin

While there is no preaching coming from the lips of Christina Carlin, owner of the Ayurvenda Massage and & Yoga Institute, in Naples, there is definitely a lifetime of personally practicing what she teaches.

Citizen-Style Climate Action

Citizen-Style Climate Action

Southwest Florida’s sustainability movement has morphed into a climate change movement, and what was once slow progress is now benefiting from an active base of grassroots citizen involvement.

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Gardening Asanas

Gardening Asanas

Yoga Poses to Stay Pain-Free

Overdoing garden work can produce aches and pains, but by integrating yoga positions while planting and weeding, we can emerge pain-free after hours of being on our knees and bending.

Indigenous Wisdom

Indigenous Wisdom

Elders Urge Us to Reimagine Life

Indigenous elders from around the world meet together to pass down four sacred gifts of wisdom we would do well to heed.

Nature’s Remedies

Nature’s Remedies

How Animals Self-Medicate

Creatures in the wild ranging from microbes to elephants cope with parasites, pests and pain using natural substances; it all suggests why our preserving the natural world is good for us, too.

Healthy Climate, Healthy People

Healthy Climate, Healthy People

Why a Warming Planet is Harming Our Health

As the Earth slowly heats up, we’re being affected by rising allergens, disaster-related trauma and the increase in insects carrying dangerous diseases.

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Gilliland Opens New Office in Naples

Dr. Robert Gilliland, board-certified in integrative medicine and president of the Florida Natural Health Center, will open his second functional medicine office April 16 at 501 Castello Drive, Suite 217, in Naples.

Raw Hair Organic Salon Celebrates Moms

Raw Hair Organic Salon, in Naples, will celebrate moms by offering new customers a 25 percent discount on color and cutting or $15 off any service during April and May.

YogaCAN Event Returns to Naples

The sixth annual YogaCAN event, featuring Rodney Yee and his wife, of Colleen Saidman Yee, owners of Yoga Shanti studios, co-founder of Urban Zen Integrative Therapy and author of Yoga for Life, will present a kickoff party at 6:30 p.m., April 7.

Assuage Spa Event Helps Victims of Human Trafficking

Assuage Spa and Path2Freedom will present a Freedom Fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m., April 12, at the beauty emporium’s Naples location.

Rapid Resolution Therapy Event at AHA!

Dorothy Rodwell, a licensed psychotherapist at AHA! A Holistic Approach, Center for Health and Harmony, in Fort Myers, will give a presentation on Rapid Resolution Therapy from 11 a.m. to noon, April 11, at the center.

New Yoga Studio Opens in Naples

Practice Yoga has opened at 5926 Premier Way, Suite 128, in the Magnolia Square shopping center, at the corner of Goodlette and Pine Ridge road, offering 40 classes per week, with plans to add more.

Four Holistic Healing Classes at Lotus Blossom Clinic

A Path to Well-Being: Clearing Resentments and Finding Peace, with Patti Wilson, will take place at 6:30 p.m., April 2.

Ongoing Two-Part Holistic Health Series in Naples

The nonprofit Firefly Within Foundation and Kunjani Craft Coffee and Gallery have paired up to conduct a free ongoing event series on holistic health and well-being.

Wellness Retreat Offers Healthy Lifestyle Options

Lee Health’s Wellness Retreat will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 15, 7 a.m. to 8:15 p.m., May 16, and 7 a.m. to noon, May 17, at the Pink Shell Resort, on Fort Myers Beach.

Trauma Relief Unlimited Workshop at Wellbridges

Trauma Relief Unlimited (TRU), a free workshop on the powerful, safe and effective method for treating anxiety, stress and trauma, presented by Licensed Clinical Social Worker Robert Cicione, will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., April 10, at Wellbridges Health Center.

Nutrigenomics Can Help Shape a Customized Healthy Diet

Nutrigenomics, the study of how nutrition impacts human gene expression, is now playing a big part in personalized medicine, particularly in prevention, wellness and the treatment of illnesses.

Digital Edition

Natural Awakenings Magazine SWFL (Collier, Lee Counties / Naples, Fort Myers) Digital Magazine
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Awakening America

Celebrating 20 Years of Publishing

Sharon Bruckman shares her story.

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Local Healthy Dining Guide

Natural Awakenings Healthy Dining Guide

Natural Awakenings Healthy Dining Guide

From takeout to family style or fine dining, healthy dining options abound throughout Lee and Collier counties. Natural Awakenings recently taste-tested the following venues, where fresh, healthy food is also delicious.

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Kudos

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‘Sink’ Setback

Tropical Forests Releasing Excess Carbon

Clear Gain

Window-Like Solar Cells Could Power 40 Percent of U.S. Needs

Distributed Power

Energy Users Control Own Supplies

Scientists’ Security

France Welcomes Beleaguered Climate Researchers

Transforming Plastics

Mobile Trashpresso Turns Trash into Tiles

Chinese Chokepoint

U.S. Waste Paper Turned Away

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Whole Grains Help Us Eat Less

Whole Grains Help Us Eat Less

Feel Fuller Sooner, Lose Weight

Herbs Ease Polycystic Ovary Symptoms

Herbs Ease Polycystic Ovary Symptoms

Natural Remedy Provides Relief

Less REM-Stage Sleep Linked to Dementia Risk

Less REM-Stage Sleep Linked to Dementia Risk

Impact on Mental Acuity

Fruit Pesticides Lower Fertility in Women

Fruit Pesticides Lower Fertility in Women

Produce Has Impact on Conception

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