Collier and Lee Counties Edition
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June Issue

Livable Communities
& Natural Beauty

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Letter From Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

However you slice it, humans are hardwired for community and connection. We need our tribes. Creating community can be as easy as inviting some friends to meet for a sunset or a spontaneous potluck dinner. The longer, slower days of summer are a great time for us all to raise our connection index!

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A Poor Report Card on Water Quality

A Poor Report Card on Water Quality

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Estuaries graded local watersheds based on two categories: water quality and wildlife habitat. Naples Bay and the Caloosahatchee River flunked, with a D-minus in both categories.

Empower U Health Coaching by Amanda

Empower U Health Coaching by Amanda

The best words to describe the results of Amanda Laukaitis’ journey from a disease-promoting lifestyle to one that advances the optimal health that she enjoys today are total transformation.

The Toxic Side of Beauty

The Toxic Side of Beauty

While mainstream media has only recently alerted the general public to the chemicals lurking in our products, beauty and spa experts in Southwest Florida have been offering organic and far less toxic alternatives for nearly a decade.

Proper Footwear Makes All the Difference

Proper Footwear Makes All the Difference

Orthotics help support the foot and distribute stress across the foot more evenly.

A Career That Keeps On Giving Joy

A Career That Keeps On Giving Joy

Julie Campbell, owner of Natural Nail Care Clinic was shocked when doctors at MD Anderson, in Houston, Texas, told her that her cancer was caused by working with acrylic nails, inhaling the toxic fumes 10 or 12 hours a day for so many years as well as inhaling the fumes from the acetone in which clients soaked their acrylic nails.

Qi Revolution Coming to Bradenton

Qi Revolution Coming to Bradenton

Honoring Nature on the Summer Solstice

Honoring Nature on the Summer Solstice

Southwest Floridians can celebrate by taking a walk through any one of Collier County’s 16 parks or any of Lee County’s 38 parks, Naples Botanical Garden, Happehatchee’s labyrinth, the Edison and Ford Winter Estates botanical gardens or along any of our beautiful beaches.

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Eat Right to Sleep Well

Eat Right to Sleep Well

10 Foods Help Us Relax and Rest

Rather than popping a pill, eating certain foods can kick-start hormones that help us get a long, deep night’s sleep.

We Need Clean Waters

We Need Clean Waters

Streams and Rivers Are Life Links

Efforts are underway around the country to make polluted waterways clean again and to instill local appreciation for their many helpful roles.

Peter Gros on Preserving Wild Nature

Peter Gros on Preserving Wild Nature

The wildlife expert explains why we should appreciate wolves, snakes and bats and what he finds encouraging about an enlightened focus on wildlife protection.

Running with the Kids

Running with the Kids

Strengthens Body, Mind and Family Spirit

Families with children as young as 5 easily bond when they mindfully run together at a fun pace.

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Correction

Along with chiropractic care, nutrition and wellness consulting, Bonita Beach Chiropractic, owned by Dr. Annie Ray, provides electrical stimulation and laser therapy at her office, not at homes.

Healing Touch Program in Cape Coral

Mary Pat FitzGibbons, a registered nurse and certified Brennan Healing Science practitioner, will lead a Healing Touch Level One program from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., June 23 and 24, at Hope Hospice House, in Cape Coral.

Sabin Provides Cupping and Self-Care Products

Advanced Contemporary Cupping Practitioner and Licensed Massage Therapist Marisa Sabin, of Cupping for Wellness & Beauty, in Naples, provides cupping treatments and massages, as well as easy-to-use self-care products.

Crystal Moon Meditations at Both Mystical Moon Locations

Laurie Barraco, of The Mystical Moon, is reviving monthly crystal moon meditations at both of her area locations.

Impacts of Cupping Noted in Massages

One year after integrating cupping into her practice, Licensed Massage Therapist Mary Radewahn, of Power of Touch, in Naples, reports a tremendous response as part of comprehensive massages.

AHA! A Holistic Approach Center Adds Transformation Breath

AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, in Fort Myers, has added Transformation Breath, with Alva Marie Ristevski, to its services.

Kula Kids Yoga at Happehatchee Center

Kula Kids Yoga with Katie will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Happehatchee Center, in Estero. Children between 5 and 12-years old can learn yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

Bioidentical Hormone Treatments Available Online

Dr. Eric S. Gerken, based in Fort Myers, recently began providing bioidentical hormone treatment through his website.

Diamond Oaks Village Supports Servicemen

Diamond Oaks Village, in Bonita Springs, will partner with Ammilvets to collect donations for care packages for servicemen and women and veterans throughout June.

Summer Yoga Partnership in Naples

Students with active packages of 10 classes or more or that have unlimited passes can attend classes at Cycle Guroo for $15 per class or vice-versa through the rest of the summer.

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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Lower Overhead

Green Energy Reduces Utility Costs

Independent Action

Mayors Worldwide Sign Climate Charter

Quick Quarters

Simple Eco-Houses on the Upswing

Deadly Cargo

Oil Spill Threatens Ocean Ecology

Eco-Villains

Cleanup Cites Worst Plastic Polluters

Green Team

Seattle Mariners Win Eco-Award

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Facial Exercises Ease Midlife Signs of Aging

Facial Exercises Ease Midlife Signs of Aging

Help for Looking Younger

Exercise Boosts Good Gut Bacteria

Exercise Boosts Good Gut Bacteria

Cardio Improves Healthy Microbes

Seek 15 Minutes of Device-Free Time

Seek 15 Minutes of Device-Free Time

Why You Should Break Away From a Screen

Energy Drinks Hurt Youth Health

Energy Drinks Hurt Youth Health

Causes Negative Side Effects

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