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January Edition

Health & Wellness
and Affordable Care

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Letter From Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

What’s your dream for getting unstuck in the new year? I encourage you to color outside the lines in new ways. You’ll find great resources in this issue for taking small and bold steps for recreating yourself in 2017.

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Looking for Evidence of Eternity

Looking for Evidence of Eternity

On February 10 at 7 p.m., Anthony will connect random audience members with loved ones in spirit at Unity of Naples.

Orchidia Spa is a Dream that Came True

Orchidia Spa is a Dream that Came True

While earning her medical and surgery degree, Dr. Caroline Young Ortiz was already dreaming of opening a medical spa to help people look and feel good about themselves.

Intravenous Vitamin Nutritional Therapy Bypasses Digestion

Intravenous vitamin nutritional therapy is a method of delivering a safe and healthy dose of natural vitamins and minerals directly into the circulatory system.

Surprise the Palate with Delicious Gluten-Free Dishes

Surprise the Palate with Delicious Gluten-Free Dishes

Gluten-Free cooking can be surprisingly simple and delicious ; learn to live the good life with chef Laurie Richardone !

Be Kind to Your Body and Your Hair with Organic Hair Color

Be Kind to Your Body and Your Hair with Organic Hair Color

The National Cancer Institute estimates that one-third of women over age 18 and approximately 10 percent of men over age 40 use some type of hair dye.

Lotus Blossom Clinic Practices Integrated Oriental Medicine

Lotus Blossom Clinic Practices Integrated Oriental Medicine

For 20 years, David, doctor of Oriental medicine and acupuncture physician, has been treating patients and focusing on chronic pain, anxiety and stress with Deborah, who is a reiki master.

Environmentally Speaking

Environmentally Speaking is intended to alert, inform and educate residents of Collier and Lee counties about threats to our unique and delicate Southwest Florida ecosystem.

Blue Zones Project Promotes Health and the Built Environment

Blue Zones Project Promotes Health and the Built Environment

The built environment, shaped by law and governmental decisions, significantly affects everyone’s health.

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Functional Medicine for Pets

Functional Medicine for Pets

Why the Best Vets Use It

Most vets turn first to pills and surgery, but functional medicine vets consider an animal’s genetic makeup and exposure to toxins and generally lean toward more gentle natural treatments and prevention.

Sky High

Sky High

A Simple Gaze Invokes the Infinite

By relaxing gently into unfocused vision, we enter into a state of spacious calm that invites us into stillness to serenely observe passing thoughts.

Julia Schopick on Effective, Affordable Medicine

Julia Schopick on Effective, Affordable Medicine

Such seemingly intractable conditions as Parkinson’s, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis can respond to surprisingly low-cost treatments.

Weight-Loss Saboteurs

Weight-Loss Saboteurs

Tackling Obesity’s Hidden Causes

If you’re among the many of us that can’t keep pounds off, the cause may lurk in an imbalance in gut bacteria, thyroid function, immune response or exercise method.

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Bell Products Now Sporting New Helpful Packaging

Bell Lifestyle Products Inc. is rolling out new, color-coded packaging for their dietary supplements lines.

Inaugural SWFL Veg Fest in Downtown Fort Myers

The first SWFL Veg Fest, a free event that highlights the health, animal welfare and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., January 29.

Pelletiere Family Chiropractic Hosts Open House at New Location

Pelletiere Family Chiropractic will host an Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., January 21, to celebrate its new location in Bonita Springs.

New Stem Cell Treatment in Miami

The Center for Regenerative Medicine is offering a new, cutting-edge treatment for patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, as well as stroke patients.

Storytelling Event Comes to Alliance for the Arts

Storytellers of the Round Table, a local group, will host Story Slam: An Evening of Storytelling, from 7 to 9 p.m., January 25, at the Alliance for the Arts, in Fort Myers.

Hair Removal for Sensitive Skin

The all-natural, eco-friendly, biodegradable and water-soluble sugaring paste is safe for sensitive skin types because it can be rinsed away.

Technology that Turns the Palm of the Hand into Portal to Pain Relief

Infusing heat into the circulatory system can reduce blood thickness (viscosity) and increase microvascular circulation, promoting efficient blood flow through skeletal muscles.

National Speaker Addresses Healing a Divided Nation

Maryl Walters will present her free inspirational and practical lecture, After an Election: Healing and Unifying Power of Divine Love, at 2 p.m. on January 15.

Gluten-Free Cooking Classes at The Good Life

Laurie Richardone, founder of LR Kitchen, will present A Taste for All Seasons cooking classes at 6 p.m., January 13, 18 and 27, at The Good Life, in Naples.

Unity of Naples to Screen 12 Powers Movie

Unity of Naples will show the 12 Powers movie at 7 p.m., January 20. Charles Fillmore’s spiritual classic The Twelve Powers of Man comes to life in this exciting documentary directed by New York Times bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker James Twyman.

Assuage Spa Luxury Offers Specials on Ultherapy

Assuage Spa Luxury, in Naples and Fort Myers, is offering reduced prices for ultherapy treatments, a non-invasive procedure that uses focused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production and lift skin on the neck, under the chin and on eyebrows.

Self-Discovery Workshops and Sessions with Chandran

Rae Chandran will provide private, one-hour channeling sessions from January 11 to 13 in Naples and lead three other events, including a free introductory lecture to DNA Activation workshops from Jan. 11-15.

Hoch Launches Third Year with Special Offer

To kick off her third year of practicing locally, Dr. Christine Hoch, of Fort Myers Chiropractic Studio, is offering a $50 discount to all new patients that mention Natural Awakenings.

Skinny Pantry hosts Award-Winning Author for Weight-Loss Course

MK Mueller, author of the award-winning Eight to Your Ideal Weight book, will lead a four-week course on how to get off sugar, lose weight and feel and look younger, beginning Jan. 5.

Special Offer at Awakening Through Synergy

Awakening Through Synergy, in North Naples, is offering therapeutic and Thai massages, as well as yoga therapy sessions, at the discounted rate of $65 for one hour and $90 for 90 minutes for new clients through February 14.

Classes and Movie Screening at Wellbridges Health Center

Wellbridges Health Center, in Bonita Springs, is conducting Cleaning Up the Holidays and Starting the New Year Healthy, a series of classes held in four weekly sessions beginning Jan. 17 and 21.

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

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

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Kudos

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Protecting Pollinators

Maryland Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

Airline Air

Recirculating Jet Air Linked to Illness

Eat Safer

Website Screens Packaging for Toxin

Lobster Liberation

Monks Free Creatures from Certain Doom

Smog Begone

California Aims Even Higher on Emission Controls

Reforesting India

Massive Tree-Planting Against Climate Change

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Parents Use Complementary Health Care for Kids

Parents Use Complementary Health Care for Kids

Children Taking Part in Alternative Medicine or Practices

Exercise in Midlife Helps Preserve Mental Sharpness

Exercise in Midlife Helps Preserve Mental Sharpness

Keeps Cognitive Impairment at Bay

Ayurvedic Program Improves Blood Chemistry

Ayurvedic Program Improves Blood Chemistry

Benefits of Detox and Rejuvenation Protocol

Early-to-Bed Kids at Less Risk of Obesity

Early-to-Bed Kids at Less Risk of Obesity

Keeping a Healthy Bedtime Schedule

Early Job Satisfaction Supports Long-Term Health

Early Job Satisfaction Supports Long-Term Health

Risks for Disgruntled Workers in Their 20s and 30s

Autism Risk Linked to Banned Chemicals

Autism Risk Linked to Banned Chemicals

Prenatal Exposure Increases Odds

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