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Letter From Publisher

Letter from the Publisher

Letter from the Publisher

As I grabbed my tattered original 1980s edition of Louise Hay’s book, You Can Heal Your Life, from my bookshelf to prep for this month’s interview, I thought about all the people I have shared it with in the past 30 years and how I still regularly open it for inspiration.

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Acupuncture for Prevention and Wellness

Acupuncture for Prevention and Wellness

The concept of prevention—committing to health and wellness by cultivating it every day, rather than trying to restore it during a crisis—requires an upfront investment.

Skinny Pantry

Skinny Pantry

The Skinny Pantry—a healthy grocer selling foods for special diets, such as gluten-free, low-carbohydrate and paleo, as well as vitamins, supplements and weight-loss products—also provides a menu of grab-and-go lunches and dinner, Mason jar salads, and healthy snacks and desserts.

Edible Plant Power

Edible Plant Power

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a pioneer in preventive and restorative cardiovascular medicine, is also a world-class athlete.

Movement 4 Life

Movement 4 Life

Lisa and Keith Banks combine their 25 years of professional dance experience with Reconnective Healing in the field of sensitivity to body movement to enhance overall wellness and wisdom.

The Perfect 10 Strength Training

The Perfect 10 Strength Training

High-intensity interval training (HIIT), also known as burst training, is becoming a preferred fitness routine for busy individuals that want strong, toned muscles and good cardiovascular health without the investment of hours spent at the gym.

Who’s a Natural Awakenings reader?

Who’s a Natural Awakenings reader?

Meet Judi Woods

Local Research Shows Yoga’s True Benefits

Local Research Shows Yoga’s True Benefits

Local Yoga teacher Kiersten Mooney helps spur medical research that shows yoga provides health benefits previously unrecognized.

Alpha Hydroxy Facial Peels Restore Youthful Beauty

Alpha Hydroxy Facial Peels Restore Youthful Beauty

Intended to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells, facial peels can uncover brighter, more youthful skin and give the face a smoother, more radiant appearance.

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Hormone-Happy Foods

Hormone-Happy Foods

The Right Choices Make Our Bodies Hum

The chemical messengers called hormones influence our energy and moods—and food, not age, turns out to be the critical factor in healthy hormonal functioning.

Interval Training Knocks Down Blood Sugar

Interval Training Knocks Down Blood Sugar

Exercise Bursts are Fast and Effective

Working out three days a week in intense bursts, whether sprinting, rope-skipping, or running up stairs, improves fitness and reduces abdominal fat.

Eco-Friendly Floors

Eco-Friendly Floors

Sustainable Beauty Underfoot

Eco-friendly flooring can be found in a wide range of thoughtful choices—from wood, cork and stone to linoleum or concrete.

Pet Anesthesia

Pet Anesthesia

How to Make it Safe and Easier on Everyone

By understanding how anesthesia techniques have advanced, we can ask better questions of vets and make better choices for our pets.

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Health Lectures at Ada’s Natural Market

Local author of Your Prostate, Your Libido, Your Life, natural health practitioner and herbalist James Occhiogrosso is giving free lectures on ways to improve overall health and minimize age-related changes in the body.

Carlin Relocates Practice in Naples

Ayurvedic practitioner, massage therapist, esthetician and yoga teacher Christina Carlin has relocated the Ayurveda, Massage and Yoga Institute to 501 Goodlette Road North, Suite A107, in Naples.

Dollinger Provides Reflexology Treatments

Julia F. Dollinger, licensed massage therapist of Breathe-A-Sigh-Of-Relief and a nationally board-certified reflexologist with advanced training in several methods, is now providing one-hour and 90-minute hand/foot and craniosacral reflexology treatments at Collins Physical Therapy, in Naples.

New Functional Medicine Practice in Bonita

A new functional medicine consultation service, provided by an experienced, board-certified internist, is available in Bonita Springs.

Health Freedom Summit in February

Food & Thought, in Naples, will present the 2015 Health Freedom Summit from February 20 to 22.

Many Free Ways to Experience ‘Ding’ Darling Refuge

From birding and biking the refuge to learning about gators and crocs, many free programs and tours at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, on Sanibel Island, will begin on January 6 and run through April 12.

Tuttle to Lecture and Perform at Unity in Fort Myers

Dr. Will Tuttle will discuss his bestselling book, The World Peace Diet, and perform inspiring original piano music in Planting Peace: Words and Music for an Awakening World, at 6:30 p.m., February 6, at Unity Church, in Fort Myers.

Cancer Survivor Support Program at Bonita YMCA

The next edition of LIVESTRONG, a 12-week, small-group program designed for adult cancer survivors, will begin from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., January 15, at the Bonita Springs YMCA

Miracle March for Lolita at Miami Seaquarium

Residents can support the quality of life and freedom of local whales and dolphins by joining the Miracle March for Lolita, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., January 17, at Virginia Key Park, across from the Miami Seaquarium.

Collier Citizens for Sustainability Requests Community Support

Collier Citizens for Sustainability (CCS) is celebrating its first anniversary.

Natural Awakenings’ Family of Franchises Keeps Growing

Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. (NAPC) recently welcomed a group of new publishers that completed a December training program at the corporate headquarters in Naples.

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Awakening America

Celebrating 20 Years of Publishing

Sharon Bruckman shares her story.

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Local Healthy Dining Guide

Mmm… That’s Good

Mmm… That’s Good

Whether you’re in the mood for take-out, family-style or fine dining, you can find healthy options throughout Lee and Collier counties.

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Kudos

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Super Suds

Score Healthy and Eco-Friendly Points at Parties

Corn Guzzler

Downsides of Ethanol

Water Cartons

Paper Can Easily Replace Plastic

Smart Solar

Japan Floats New Nuclear Alternative

Om-Based Care

Holistic Healers Reach Out to the Underserved

Safer Groceries

Landmark Food Law Being Enforced

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Body Symmetry Correlates with Male Strength

Body Symmetry Correlates with Male Strength

Proportion Associated with Muscle

Eucalyptus Oil Inhibits Spread of TB

Eucalyptus Oil Inhibits Spread of TB

Natural Remedy Helps Disease Management

Low Magnesium Levels Linked to Kidney Disease

Low Magnesium Levels Linked to Kidney Disease

Association with Higher Risks of Serious Illness

Legumes, Nuts and Corn Cut Risk of Breast Cancer

Legumes, Nuts and Corn Cut Risk of Breast Cancer

Foods That Protect

Yoga Breathing Helps Ill Kids’ Lungs

Yoga Breathing Helps Ill Kids’ Lungs

Practice Improves Function

Secondhand Smoke Damages Children’s Hearing

Secondhand Smoke Damages Children’s Hearing

Dangers of Lighting Up Around Kids

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