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Letter From Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

I love the month of May, when Mother Earth is wearing her sweet finery.

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One Woman’s Quest for Trust

One Woman’s Quest for Trust

The mental health career of psychotherapist Peg Walsh has been one of unfolding personal individuation. While Walsh’s earliest roots went deep into public health nursing, she now focuses on Gottman Method Couples Therapy and sex therapy certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators.

Indulge in Green ZZZ's on an Organic Mattress

Indulge in Green ZZZ's on an Organic Mattress

“Many individuals unknowingly spend one-third of their lives sleeping on the 30 or more chemicals typically found in traditional mattresses, ” advises Jerry Lecompte, owner of Naples Mattress, in Naples, the only local authorized retailer that carries the 100 percent Certified Organicpedic mattresses.

Cover Photo

Cover Photo

Cover photographer Caroline Kaye, based in Cold Spring, New York, has written and produced lifestyle stories for magazines as well as photography.

Doctors Warn of Fluoride Risks

Decades-long unease with fluoridation is accelerating rapidly with a wave of new studies and media accounts describing how ingested fluorides can potentially be harmful.

Improve Indoor Air Quality with Healthy, High-Tech Rug Cleaning

Improve Indoor Air Quality with Healthy, High-Tech Rug Cleaning

The average American spends more than 90 percent of their time indoors, where air pollution can be significantly high. Indoor air quality is now recognized as a significant component that contributes to our health.

The Center for Natural Healing

The Center for Natural Healing

When Candace Tranter-Cool, a pain therapist, and Noneen Rafferty, an acupuncturist, established the Center for Natural Healing, in Cape Coral, their main focus was to create a space that radiated a sense of sanctity and safety so all that entered would feel respected and honored.

All Calories Are Not Created Equal

All Calories Are Not Created Equal

As fickle as the weather, fad diets are lacking in solid science and can’t keep the weight loss promises they promote.

Grandmothers Rising Up for Mother Earth

Grandmothers Rising Up for Mother Earth

Southwest Florida Grandmothers Use their Hearts and Intuitive Voices to Work Tirelessly for Mother Earth and Future Generations

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Facial Fitness

Facial Fitness

Exercises to Tone Your Face and Neck

Crows’ feet and wrinkles need not mark the passage of years; just follow these easy DIY routines.

Stressed-Out Pets

Stressed-Out Pets

Natural Ways to Calm Fear and Anxiety

Life as a beloved American pet might seem ideal, but 70 million of our cats and dogs are medicated for anxiety and depression.

Seniors, Teens and Tykes

Seniors, Teens and Tykes

Enriching Programs Unite the Generations

Booming numbers of both seniors and youngsters offer new opportunities for the two generations to learn from each other.

Spark Up Your Love Life

Spark Up Your Love Life

Natural Ways to Boost Libido

If you’re among the two out of five women that feel they simply lack sex drive, some simple approaches can get a lagging libido back into action.

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Customer Appreciation Event at Organic Skincare & Bodyworx

Organic Skincare & Bodyworx, in Naples, will host a Customer Appreciation event featuring free makeovers by one of two makeup artists from the Jane Iredale and La Bella Donna lines, from 3 to 7 p.m., May 11.

Beyond Motion Starts New Pilates Training Program

Beyond Motion, in North Naples, is launching a new, 450-hour, comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Certification course.

New Hazel’s Book Club Meeting at LaPlaya

Author and Executive Director of Hazelden, in Naples, is offering a free meeting of New Hazel’s Book Club from 4 to 6 p.m., May 19, at LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort’s A and B Ballrooms, in Naples.

New Weight-Loss Program at D-Signed Nutrition

Registered Dietician Carrie Bloemers and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Kristi Willems will begin offering Weight Loss the Functional Way, a new weight-loss program, on May 1.

Celebrate World Labyrinth Day at Happehatchee Center

To celebrate World Labyrinth Day, the Happehatchee Center, in Estero, will host a presentation on labyrinths, a group meditative labyrinth walk and a closing ceremony from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., May 7.

Bellydance Goddess Show at The Stage

More than 30 outstanding area and international performers ranging from advanced students to professionals will take part in the Bellydance Goddess Show at 8 p.m., May 15, at The Stage, in Bonita Springs.

Restorative Yoga Series at Integrative Mindfulness

Registered Yoga Teacher Dina Radcliffe will lead a Stillness & Stretch Restorative Yoga Series from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., May 10, 17, 24 and 31, at Integrative Mindfulness, in Bonita Springs.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Treat Inflammation

A free presentation on how hyperbaric oxygen therapy and turmeric can help reduce inflammation in the body will take place at 1 p.m., May 20, at YOLLO Wellness, in Fort Myers.

Lovers Key Turtle Trot Offers Scenic Run

Lovers Key State Park, on Fort Myers Beach, will host the 11th annual Lovers Key Turtle Trot 5K Run/Walk, starting at 8 a.m., May 14.

Heart Rhythm Coherence Feedback

In the hands of mental health professionals Heart Rhythm Coherence Feedback is a powerful educational tool that facilitates rapid and profound improvements in individuals with a variety of health conditions.

Mental Health Awareness Event in Fort Myers

Mayday 2016, a free event highlighting Mental Health Awareness Month, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 14, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, in Fort Myers.

McBride Leads Workshop at Unity of Naples

Terry McBride will lead a Create a New Reality for Your Life workshop from 5 to 8 p.m., June 5, at Unity of Naples.

New Practice Offers Free Kinesiology Muscle Testing Session

Keith L. Minchew is offering a one-hour introductory muscle testing (kinesiology) session this month at his new Enlightened Health & Vitality Center practice.

Himalayan Salt Stone Massage Workshop

Laurie Messina, owner and developer of Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, will present a workshop and training session from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 14 and 15, at Hummingbird Wellbeing Center.

Mindfulness and Meditation Course at Collier Library

The Mindfulness Institute will host a three-session Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation course from 7 to 8:30 p.m., May 9, 16 and 23, at the Collier Public Library South Regional location.

Salt Therapy Grotto & Spa Opens in Naples

Salt Therapy Grotto & Spa is open at 3443 Pine Ridge Road, Unit 102, in Naples, and will host an Open House from 10 a.m. to noon, May 7, and a Mother's Day special on May 8.

Digital Edition

Natural Awakenings Magazine SWFL (Collier, Lee Counties / Naples, Fort Myers) May 2016
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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

Dining out? There are many healthy dining options abound throughout Lee and Collier counties!

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Kudos

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Natural Awakenings Family of Franchises Keeps Growing

Fouled Play

Toxic GMO Pesticides Drift Near Athletic Fields

Goat Groundskeepers

A Chew Crew Gobbles Up Invasive Species

Salmon Scam

Farmed Fish Mislabeled as Wild-Caught

Noisy Humans

Man-Made Clatter Muffles Nature’s Chorus

Mm-mm Good

Campbell’s Endorses GMO Labeling

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Magnesium Improves Childbirth for Mother and Newborn

Magnesium Improves Childbirth for Mother and Newborn

Reduces Fevers and Complications

Red Clover Guards against Menopausal Bone Loss

Red Clover Guards against Menopausal Bone Loss

Supplement for Osteopathic Health

Legumes Keep Colorectal Cancer at Bay

Legumes Keep Colorectal Cancer at Bay

Nuts and Beans for Colon Health

Purpose and Meaning Help Seniors Live Longer

Purpose and Meaning Help Seniors Live Longer

Connection to Longevity

Cotton Hygiene Items Contaminated with Monsanto’s Glyphosate

Cotton Hygiene Items Contaminated with Monsanto’s Glyphosate

Health Products Contain Probable Carcinogen

Staying Active Relates to Healthy Hearing

Staying Active Relates to Healthy Hearing

Another Reason to Keep Fit

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