Collier and Lee Counties Edition

March 2017

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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.

A Living 'Farmacy' in 20 Florida Fruits

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.

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.

Adelante! Move Forward Through World Café Conversations

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Reconnection

The Reconnection

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

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.

Brodsky Concert at House of Gaia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Spring Return of the Mystic Faire

Spring Return of the Mystic Faire

More than 60 psychics, healers and vendors will offer their artistic wares and health services at the 13th biannual Naples Mystic Faire, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 18.

Zen Breathwork Retreat with Sensei Al Rapaport

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

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.