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Loving Planet Earth

Loving Planet Earth

I often wonder what it’s going to take to reverse humanity’s history of unsustainable practices and turn around the many crises facing life on this planet.

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Healthy Options Abound at Ada’s Green Leaf Café

Healthy Options Abound at Ada’s Green Leaf Café

From grass-fed beef burgers with lactose-free, cheddar or Swiss cheese and wild-caught salmon with vegan remoulade, to fresh organic salads, sandwiches, veggie burgers and handmade pizzas, Ada’s Green Leaf Café offers dine-in and carry-out breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

Rejuvenate, Rebalance and Reverse Pain with ReHealth Massage

Rejuvenate, Rebalance and Reverse Pain with ReHealth Massage

Markus Bischof, owner of ReHealth Massage, in Naples, has a unique hobby: balancing.

Who’s a Natural Awakenings Reader?

Who’s a Natural Awakenings Reader?

Meeting Natural Awakenings readers

The Sun’s Electrifying Future

The Sun’s Electrifying Future

Humankind has sought for centuries to harness the sun because the cumulative energy of 15 minutes of its rays shining on Earth could power the world for a year.

David Essel Enterprises Inspires Self-Empowerment

David Essel Enterprises Inspires Self-Empowerment

David Essel, owner of David Essel Enterprises, Inc., is a master life and relationship coach, an author and the host of David Essel Alive!, a weekly syndicated radio show heard on iHeart radio.

The New Face of Chiropractic Medicine

The New Face of Chiropractic Medicine

Natural Awakenings interviews four local chiropractors about how their feild has evolved outside the conventional medicine model.

Live Your True Self

Live Your True Self

Knowing yourself not just as a mind and a body, but as an eternal vibration of the higher self, is the emphasis of a new cultural model described by Indira Dyal-Dominguez in YOU: A Spiritual Being on a Spiritual Journey: A New Paradigm for Living Life.

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Airwaves Activist

Airwaves Activist

Public Radio’s Steve Curwood Empowers Listeners to Aid Planet Earth

The host of Living on Earth ponders the threat of global warming, the show’s impact on eco-politics, and the importance of listener feedback.

An A for Apples

An A for Apples

It’s a Top-Ranked Superstar Fruit

Dense in antioxidants, apples ward off chronic illnesses; some varieties deliver even more beneficial nutrients than others.

Breath-Taking Wisdom

Breath-Taking Wisdom

Six Ways to Inhale Energy and Exhale Stress

Breathing with intention works to reduce stress, diminish pain and clear out mental cobwebs.

New Cancer Test for Dogs

New Cancer Test for Dogs

Detects Illness in Time for Effective Treatment

A simple new blood test allows cancer to be detected four to six months before a dog develops outward symptoms.

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Free Classes and Rate Changes at Yoga University

Yoga University is offering free community yoga classes on the deck at Cypress Cove, in Golden Gate Estates, in Naples, at 9 a.m., October 26, November 2, 9 and 16.

Betsy’s Best Butters to Debut in October

The Betsy’s Best new line of gourmet and natural nut and seed butters will launch this month online, in all Florida Whole Foods Market locations, at the Shoppes at Vanderbilt and Oakes Farms farmers’ market in Naples.

Silver Wave Acupuncture Opens in Bonita

Annaliese Klein, AP, LM, diplomate of oriental medicine, has opened Silver Wave Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine & Massage Therapy in the Bernwood Courtyard Professional Center at 24850 Burnt Pine Drive, Suite 2, in Bonita Springs.

Local Film on Battling Eating Disorders in Production

Members of the community can support the completion of the feature-length documentary Me Against Me, a personal, motivational film about the importance of healthy eating currently in production in Southwest Florida.

One-Woman Show with Dr. Pamela Gerali

Dr. Pamela Gerali, a spiritual teacher, humorist and author of Confessions of a Passionate Seeker: Bridging the Gap from Ego to Essence, will present her inspiring and amusing one-woman show, Confessions of a Spiritually Promiscuous Woman.

Streets Alive! Returns to Downtown Fort Myers

Downtown Fort Myers will be transformed into a fitness learning fair with the return of Streets Alive! From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 2.

Gentle Yoga for Severe Ailments at Integrative Mindfulness

Bonita Springs-based Integrative Mindfulness is offering specialized yoga for people with cancer and other chronic conditions.

Joyful Yoga and Spa Adds Biofeedback

Biofeedback featuring the LIFE System is available at Joyful Yoga and Spa, in Bonita Springs.

Volunteers Needed at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is recruiting volunteers for key areas of the 13,000-acre wetland and forest.

Another Location for TAE Healthy Aging Center

TAE Healthy Aging Center, directed by Terri Evans, will open a second location in Naples at 11983 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 100A, this month.

It’s All About the Water March

The Stone Crab Alliance, Clean Water Initiative, Love the Everglades movement and Food and Water Watch are organizing an It’s All About the Water march to Governor Rick Scott’s beachfront mansion starting at 4 p.m., October 18, beginning at the Naples Pier.

New Therapist and Workshop at Eyes Wide Open

The Eyes Wide Open Center, in Bonita Springs, has added massage therapist Ali Gardella to the staff.

Digital Edition

Natural Awakenings Magazine SWFL (Collier, Lee Counties / Naples, Fort Myers)
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Awakening America

Celebrating 20 Years of Publishing

Sharon Bruckman shares her story.

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.

Kudos

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Household Hazards

States Move Against Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products

Doable Renewables

Engineers Detail a Clean Energy Future

Clever Collaborations

Renewables Gain Ground Worldwide

False Alarm

Expiration Labels Lead People to Toss Good Food

Conservation Covenant

A Greener Future for National Parks

Coral Countdown

Endangered Caribbean Reef Solutions

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Acupuncture Lowers Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Acupuncture Lowers Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Natural Treatment for Addicts

Water Fluoridation Gets Another Thumbs-Down

Water Fluoridation Gets Another Thumbs-Down

Dangerous Risks Associated with Fluoride

Yoga Practice Pumps Up Detoxifying Antioxidants

Yoga Practice Pumps Up Detoxifying Antioxidants

Three Month Study Finds Health Benefits

Energy Efficiency Improves Family Health

Energy Efficiency Improves Family Health

Good for the Environment and Personal Well-being

Lower Breast Cancer Risk by Eating Colorful Veggies

Lower Breast Cancer Risk by Eating Colorful Veggies

Cut Your Risk in Half

Vitamin D3 Cuts Antibiotic Use by Elderly

Vitamin D3 Cuts Antibiotic Use by Elderly

Supplement for Seniors

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