Collier and Lee Counties Edition
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September Issue

 Joint Health &
Yoga for Flexibility

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Letter From Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Lately, I’ve felt like I’ve lost my best friend—as if someone I love has received a terminal diagnosis. We’re all grieving this tragic loss of wildlife, our once pristine environment and the future of South Florida.

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Top Foods to Fuel Brain Health

Top Foods to Fuel Brain Health

Consuming the right foods can improve overall health, as demonstrated by Dale Bredesen, M.D., author of The End of Alzheimer’s, to prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Unity Adapts its Mission for a New Era

Unity Adapts its Mission for a New Era

Southwest Floridians are blessed with three 21st-century spiritual community centers—Unity of Fort Myers, Unity of Naples and Unity of Bonita—where residents and visitors to the area can find spiritual refuge in a positive, practical progressive approach to Christianity.

South Florida’s Water Crisis Dilemma

South Florida’s Water Crisis Dilemma

Private citizens and groups, as well as eco-organizations and mayors, are uniting and looking for solutions to the red tide and green sludge cyanobacteria blanketing South Florida.

Rejuvenate Active Recovery Centers

Rejuvenate Active Recovery Centers

At Rejuvenate Active Recovery Centers, in Naples, owners Susan and Mark Stephenson offer therapies to individuals seeking ways of recovering from life’s daily stressors.

Orchestrating the Advance of Holistic Wellness

Orchestrating the Advance of Holistic Wellness

Healthcare professionals, practitioners and businesses in Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Naples are delighted to have the Holistic Chamber of Commerce as an advocate to represent their business interests and offer them an opportunity to network regularly.

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Natural Awakenings Yoga Glossary

Natural Awakenings Yoga Glossary

From Ashtanga to Kundalini, we break down the differences between the various schools or styles of yoga.

Zero Waste Lifestyle

Zero Waste Lifestyle

Ways to Make Far Less Trash

Light-years beyond the idea of basic decluttering is the concept of zero waste, which means adopting everyday strategies like halting junk mail and adopting gently used, pre-loved items in order to live lightly on the planet.

Chef Rick Moonen on Why Buying Sustainable Seafood Matters

Chef Rick Moonen on Why Buying Sustainable Seafood Matters

“The Godfather of Seafood Sustainability” urges us to eat fish in a way that allows wild species to rebound; it can include eating healthily farmed and canned seafood.

Yoga Meets Life’s Essential Questions

Yoga Meets Life’s Essential Questions

Tapping into Our True Nature

The greatest gift of yoga is that it can help us transcend the limitations of a personal mind and discover our essential self.

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Sonrisa Yoga & Dance Studio Opens in Naples

Sonrisa Yoga & Dance Studio will open on September 1 in the Dutchess Center, located at 9853 Tamiami Trail North, Unit 228, in Naples.

Join Climate March in Centennial Park

As part of a global day of action, the Southwest Florida People’s Climate March will be held at 2 p.m., September 8, in Centennial Park, in downtown Fort Myers.

Peace Day Relocates to Alliance for the Arts

Previously held at Jaycee Park, in Cape Coral, the 11th annual Peace Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., September 23, at Alliance for the Arts, in Fort Myers.

Reflexology and Peripheral Neuropathy

Nerves are the communication lines of the body, according to “the barefoot professor”, Daniel Howell, Ph.D., who writes about the effects of footwear on foot anatomy in his Barefoot Book.

Organic Solutions for Home and Business Gardens

Manuel Valdez, owner and operator of MPV Organic Lawn Care, in Naples, offers organic solutions for planting, caring for and maintaining gardens for area homes and businesses.

Coastal Cleanup Events in Collier and Lee Counties

The Ocean Conservancy has organized two major International Coastal Cleanup events organized dedicated to improving our beaches this month.

Safe Cleaning Services and Products

Crunchy Cleaning by Cindy uses and sells cleaning agents that are especially helpful in dealing with Florida mold, such as Norwex all-natural products that don’t contain harmful, toxic bleach.

Berry Provides Discounts for New Treatments

C. Robyn Berry, owner and therapist of RB Institute, Inc., in Fort Myers, is offering two new wellness treatment procedures at discounted rates, as well as AquaNew Watt-Ahh water by the case in response to the current red tide and algae bloom crisis.

Cancer Awareness and Prevention Seminar in Fort Lauderdale

Dr. Yolanda Cintron, of the International Center for Dental Excellence, in Fort Lauderdale, and Dr. Linda Huxtable, of Medicine People, in Palm Coast, will present a lecture, Healing from the Inside Out, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., September 15, at the Westin Hotel, in Fort Lauderdale.

Freeman Offers Many Self-Care Modalities

Faith Freeman, a certified personal trainer, exercise fitness specialist, MELT instructor and whole health educator who is level one-certified in Neurokinetic Therapy, is providing free introductory 45-minute consultations to explore modalities that she offers in both Collier and Lee counties.

Vital Health Strategies Expands Services

Vital Health Strategies, LLC, an affiliate of Naples and Estero Urgent Care Centers, is expanding by providing state-of-the-art medical wellness services throughout the state, as well as participating in health fair events at many Southwest Florida residential communities and providing flu shots this fall at select companies.

Illuminating Quantum Energetics Therapy Presentation

Laurie Nienhaus, a well-known local speaker and quantum energetics structured therapy (QEST) practitioner, will deliver a free presentation on the essence and benefits of the modality from 6 to 6:30 p.m., September 18, at AHA! A Holistic Approach Center, in Fort Myers.

Presentation and Dinner at Purple Spoon

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Deborah Post and Purple Spoon Culinary will present a presentation, The Body Fantastic—Pushing Our Limits, and dinner from 6 to 8 p.m., September 7.

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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Sunny Success

New Solar Capacity Outpaced Other Fuel Sources

Hopeful Sign

Animals Gain Some Protection in New Budget

Flower Power

Farms Test Low-Tech Pesticide Alternative

Pipeline Slowdown

Animal Safety Measures Delay Tree Cutting

Action Alert

Migratory Birds Threatened by Rule Change

After Plastic

New Eco-Packaging Options Underway

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Dirt Houses Cancer-Protective Microbe

Dirt Houses Cancer-Protective Microbe

Soil Contains Bacteria That Kills Melanoma

Doctors Underestimate Opioid Prescriptions

Doctors Underestimate Opioid Prescriptions

Survey Enlightens Physicians

Asthma Less Likely to Afflict Breastfed Kids

Asthma Less Likely to Afflict Breastfed Kids

Reduces Risk of Attacks

Spanking Linked to Mental Health Problems

Spanking Linked to Mental Health Problems

Impacts Children Later in Life

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