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March Edition

Food Sensitivities
& Holistic Eye Care

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Letter From Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

In this issue, we explore an increasingly prevalent topic in conversations about what we like to eat and how it affects us—the growing number of people we know that are impacted by food intolerances.

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A Patient Centered Partnership for Healthcare

A Patient Centered Partnership for Healthcare

Dr. Christine Hoch, owner of Fort Myers Chiropractic Studio, practices functional medicine. She offers not only chiropractic adjustments coupled with physiotherapy, but also traditional Chinese acupuncture, nutritional support, and wellness programs customized for patients.

Float Therapy Summons Unique Brain Powers

Float Therapy Summons Unique Brain Powers

Sensory isolation in a floatation tank is known for inducing deep relaxation with subsequent positive health effects.

Allstar Dance Studio

Allstar Dance Studio

The AllStar Dance Studio offers private classes in any type of dance—waltz, hustle, swing, bolero, hip-hop, cha-cha, salsa, tango, mambo, rumba, fox trot, bachata and ballroom—on any day of the week.

Spa Speak on Skincare 101

Spa Speak on Skincare 101

To offer readers a better understanding of skincare for the face as well as the differences between day spa and med spa facials and treatments, Natural Awakenings turned to spa owners and aestheticians in Naples, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers.

Fruitalicious Edible Landscapes

Fruitalicious Edible Landscapes

From blueberries and bananas to papayas, strawberries and more exotic fruit such as the nectar sweet sapote, local residents are enjoying the organic fruits of their labors in a good growing season.

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Thumbs-Up on Fats

Thumbs-Up on Fats

Good Fat Doesn’t Make Us Fat

Fat used to be the nemesis of good nutrition, but the latest research overturns that theory: The right fats actually keep us thin without harming our hearts.

Hello Gyro

Hello Gyro

Workouts Use Natural Body Patterns

Gyrotonic exercise, the latest trend in fitness studios, uses special equipment to enable smooth, circular motions that make the body more fluid and supple.

Forever Green

Forever Green

Eco-Burial Options Grow

The latest creative and Earth-friendly options include converting remains into tree planters, jewelry, ocean reefs and even vinyl records.

Fearless Eating

Fearless Eating

How to Move Past Food Sensitivities

The queasy stomach, brain fog or food cravings we’re experiencing might be caused by food sensitivities and a leaky gut—but there are some practical, simple solutions.

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A Living 'Farmacy' in 20 Florida Fruits

Florida yards and gardens offer a plethora of growing opportunities for individuals that want to eat fresh from a living pharmacy every day.

Adelante! Move Forward Through World Café Conversations

The World Café Coalition will present Going Forward: Putting Passions Into Action from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 1 at St. Monica’s Episcopal Church, in Naples.

The Reconnection

Dr. Eric Pearl, author of The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself, demystifies the healing process.

Brodsky Concert at House of Gaia

Chuck Brodsky will perform a concert at 6 p.m., March 18, at the House of Gaia Community Center, in Naples.

Yoga Festival of Naples

Health and Wellness Sanctuary of SW Florida will present the Yoga Festival of Naples from 1 to 8 p.m., April 2, at North Collier Regional Park, in North Naples.

Dr. Claudia Marcelo Joins Hughes Center Team

Claudia Marcelo, D.O., has joined the Hughes Center for Functional Medicine, in Naples.

Specialty Movement Series for Back, Neck and Shoulders

Experienced Registered Yoga and Pilates Teacher Linda Mundt will bring her therapeutic focus to two, four-week series of specialty classes at Integrative Mindfulness, in Bonita Springs.

Mitchem Leads Solar Energy Presentation

Clifford Mitchem, an independent energy advisor with Clean Renewable Energy Worldwide, will lead a free solar education presentation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 6.

Experiential Meditation Workshops in Naples

Certified Advanced Meditation Teacher Bill McLaughlin, of Experiential Meditation International, will present the first in a series of monthly experiential meditation workshops from 1 to 4 p.m., March 12, at the Be Well Natural Health Clinic.

Annual Family Fundraiser for Golisano in Fort Myers

The Fort Myers Seventh Day Adventist Church will host the fourth annual 5K Fun Run/Walk and Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon, March 12, at the church.

Picnic ‘n Flick Film Series at House of Gaia

House of Gaia, in Naples, along with TreeSisters of the Sacred Forest of Southwest Florida, is hosting Picnic ‘n’ Flick, a three-month film series beginning at 6:30 p.m., March 7, and continuing April 4 and May 9.

Zen Breathwork Retreat with Sensei Al Rapaport

Sensei Al Rapaport will lead a Zen Breathwork Retreat from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., March 18.

Free Workshop on Spiritual Wisdom on Life after Death

Lakes Regional Library, in Fort Myers, will host a workshop on the book, Spiritual Wisdom on Life after Death, by Eckankar spiritual leader Harold Klemp, from 2 to 4 p.m., March 11.

Plover Leads Stress Reduction Workshop

A Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, Sharon Plover, will lead an Inquiry-Based Stress Reduction experiential workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Live Cell Analysis at Genesis in Naples

Genesis Non-GMO Vitamins & More, in Naples, is offering live cell analysis and naturopathic consultations with Brad Ferringo.

Andrea’s Spa Adds Permanent Makeup Studio

The Organic Permanent Makeup Studio has opened in Andrea’s Organic Spa, in Naples.

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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Clean Jeans

Laundry Machines Boost School Attendance

Botanical Breakthrough

Oregano Oil Proves a Safe Antibiotic for Poultry

Toxic Crops

Oil Wastewater Irrigating California Fields

Raw Hide

A Veggie Leather Alternative

Junior Achievement

Take the Kids to Work

Bag Ban

California Outlaws Single-Use Plastic Bags

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No Benefit to Cutting Fat in Cheese

No Benefit to Cutting Fat in Cheese

Does Not Affect Cholesterol Levels

Kids Going Online at Bedtime Sleep Poorly

Kids Going Online at Bedtime Sleep Poorly

Issues with Electronic Use at Night

The Five-Second Rule Debunked

The Five-Second Rule Debunked

Researchers Disprove the Thought

Eye Health Nutrients Also Aid the Brain

Eye Health Nutrients Also Aid the Brain

Double Benefit to Key Carotenoids

Veggie, Fish and Nut Fats Preserve Heart Health

Veggie, Fish and Nut Fats Preserve Heart Health

Reducing the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Stress and Fatigue Abate with Combo Supplement

Stress and Fatigue Abate with Combo Supplement

Nutrients to Help Reduce Anxiety and Tiredness

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