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At Natural Awakenings, we know the cost of glossy coatings on a magazine’s pages: n 33-54% increase in energy consumption, wastewater, air pollution emissions, solid waste n Coated paper is very difﬁcult to recycle (the quantity of waste clay coating removed nearly equals that of the usable paper ﬁber) n The sealant coating/varnish commonly contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) n Inks that often contain heavy metals and VOCs n Higher costs to print, resulting in higher costs for advertisers —Sources: Buy Recycled Business Alliance; Turning the Page by the PAPER Project partnership; Magazine PAPER Project (CoopAmerica.org/programs/woodwise/publishers/ magazines/index.cfm For more information, visit www.GoNaturalAwakenings.com/WhyRecycled.pdf Join our family of “green” readers and advertisers. Call 352-629-4000. 12 Printed on recycled paper to protect the environment Colcannon by a Cook Named Clark from the Clan of County Cork a.k.a. Clark Dougherty Contrary to myth, corned beef and cabbage is not the quintessential St. Patrick’s Day meal. Nor does an Irish seven-course meal consist of a boiled potato and a six-pack of stout. Irish food is earthy, using root vegetables, sausages, pork, mutton, ﬁsh,soda breads, grains and potatoes. The recipe I’m sharing is for Colcannon, a potato dish that comes in as many forms as there are O’ names from my ancestral land. This particular recipe uses bacon and scallions, which are not in the original and ancient version. The original dish is intended to be a color contrast of white (clouds), green (grass), and gold (sun) represented by the potatoes, kale and butter. Make it your own. Go vegetarian and omit the bacon/ham. Or go more traditional and use sliced Irish sausages instead of bacon. Substitute green peas for the cabbage/kale. Replace the scallions with lightly sautéed sweet onions. Halve the cabbage/kale and add fennel for the other half. Add thinly-sliced carrots to the mixture, or thick-sliced, cooked carrots. Use your own imagination and creativity. But most of all, enjoy this tasty and versatile dish, compli- ments of a cook named Clark from the ancient O’Dougherty clan of County Cork. Ingredients Directions Serving (6 servings) D 2 pounds peeled and quartered D Cook thin-sliced bacon; drain; pat dry; D Spoon a mounded portion onto plate; russet potatoes OR 2 pounds red dice. OR, chop ham into 1/4” cubes. make a well on top, adding a pat of potatoes, unpeeled and quartered D Blanch cabbage/kale in boiling butter in the well. Serve at once. D 4 cups coarse shredded green salted water 3-4 min.; drain; pat dry. D Option 2: Plate atop soda bread and cabbage or curly kale D Boil potatoes in salted water until add chopped parsley or fresh dill garni. folk-tender. Drain. D 2/3 cup light cream or half & half D Option 3: Go trendy upscale; mound D Mash potatoes by hand in large bowl; D 3 scallions (green onions), sliced beat in cream until smooth (not soupy). into soup crocks, add a pat of butter D 3 pieces thick-sliced bacon D Transfer to large cooking pan; low heat; to well/indention, crumble Irish OR 1/2 cup ham stir in cabbage/kale, melted butter, cheese on top, drizzle with trufﬂe oil, D 1/4 cup melted butter scallions; add bacon/ham; blend until put the crocks on a baking sheet for 4 D Sea salt and cracked pepper to taste hot; salt/papper to taste. minutes in a 325 oven. Clark D o u g h e rt y therapeutic Massage Clinic MM 9718 Relieve tension headaches and eye strain. Did you know? Relax spasmodic muscles and prevent atrophy due to illness or injury. Increase joint flexibility and/or range of motion. Improve circulation, cleansing the body. therapeutic Improve posture by stretching chronically tight muscles. massage can: Promote deep relaxation and stress reduction. Provide healthier and better nourished skin. 20%ofDiscount for pre-purchase five or more sessions PIP, WorkComp, Group and Private Insurance* accepted Physician and Chiropractor referrals accepted 850 NE 36th Terrace, Suite A, Ocala FL 34470 www.ClarkDougherty.com 352-694-7255 By Appointment Only *Group/Private Insurance policies that cover massage therapy www.GoNaturalAwakenings.com March 2011 13 HealingWays Chelation therapy offers Whole-Body Detox by lee Walker D r. Jeffrey Morrison, founder of The Morrison Cen- ter in New York, serves on the board of directors of the American Academy for the Advancement of Medicine, or ACAM (formerly American Academy of Medical Preventics). This leading authority and educator of physicians and health care providers on the proper use of chelation therapy first advises, “The accumulation of toxic metals in the body’s tissues can lead to elevated blood pressure, the risk of heart disease and neuro-degenerative conditions.” Then Morrison points to accumulating case studies that prove the relationship. A family history of heart disease led Gary Gallo, a medical doctor with the Chelation Center of Naples, to use chelation therapy to reduce his own high mercury levels. “Mercury attacks the nervous system, kidneys and heart,” notes Gallo. He explains that the presence of heavy metals in the body helps free radicals to form. This can lead to the buildup of plaque in the arteries, as well as irregularities in heart rhythm, arthritis-like joint pain, chronic fatigue, motor For the past 50 years, more than a dysfunction and the decline of mental acuity. A recommended series of 30 treatments, which can million patients have undergone only be administered by a physician, is accompanied by comprehensive testing before, during and after chelation. chelation therapy for a wide range “Many people show improvement with 20 treatments,” comments Diana Smith, a registered nurse with the Chela- of circulatory problems. Yet, at tion Center of Naples. “When they feel the difference, present, the U.S. Food and Drug patients go on for another 10 or more treatments.” It’s uplifting for health care practitioners to see patients administration only approves who formerly had to pop nitro pills to walk from the park- ing lot to the doctor’s office, undergo treatment and reduce the therapy for treatment of their nitro intake to once a week. Smith has also witnessed the improvement of patients, who prior to chelation, could heavy metal poisoning. What do barely walk because of poor circulation. After treatments, some took up walking one to two miles daily. these patients know that officials Chelation therapy’s long and varied history began in have yet to understand? 1893, when French-Swiss chemist Alfred Werner developed the theory of coordination compounds, known today as chelates. Chelation (key-layshun) derives from the Greek chele, meaning to claw. Chelating agents are substances 14 Printed on recycled paper to protect the environment that can chemically bond with toxic minerals, metals and Health, have launched the Chelation Therapy Study. It’s the chemicals within the body. They encircle and carry away first large-scale, multi-center study to determine the efficacy the unwanted matter from the body via excretion. Werner of EDTA chelation therapy and/or high-dose vitamin/mineral received the Nobel Prize for his work in 1913 and went on supplements in the treatment of individuals with coronary to establish the science of chelation chemistry. artery disease. Germany put Werner’s discovery to use in the manufac- Michael Loquasto, a doctor of naturopathy, practices ture of industrial paints, which required the elimination of chelation therapy at the Borton Medical Center in Allen- heavy metals. Rather than be dependent upon imported citric town, Pennsylvania. “I prefer to call the therapy a vitamin acid for their manufacturing process, the German chemists cocktail,” says Loquasto, “because we add vitamins C and invented a safe amino acid known as ethylenediamine tetra- B6, along with magnesium and calcium.” acedic acid (EDTA), now also used in chelation therapy. Loquasto, who invented oral chelation, believes that Further experimentation and research into this science physicians should not limit chelation to detoxification. from the 1940s to the 1980s led to the application of EDTA Rather, “It can help any health condition,” he says, “since it and chelation therapy in the treatment of individuals who increases circulation, which naturally offers more healthful had an accumulation of toxic metals, such as mercury and oxygen to all parts of the body.” lead, in their body. It employs an intravenous infusion that may, according to an individual’s needs, include vitamins, RESOURCES: magnesium and a saline solution. Remarkably, the only side n Gainesville Holistic Center, Hanoch Talmor, M.D. 4140 effects that these early patients experienced were positive: NW 27th Ln., Suite C, Gainesville, 352-377-0015, www. relief from arteriosclerosis, chest pains, arthritis, memory betterw.com. See ad, p 22 and 32. loss and the inability to concentrate. n Lemire Clinic, James Lemire, M.D. 11115 SW 93rd Court The news eventually made its way into medical jour- Rd, Suite 600, Ocala, 352-291-9459, www.LemireClinic. nals. By 1973, ACAM was formed to educate physicians com. See ad, p 2. in the uses of EDTA chelation therapy in the treatment of n Life Family Practice Center, Nelson Kraucak, M.D., 1501 cardiovascular disease. U.S. Hwy. 441 North, The Villages, 352-750-4333, www. Today, the National Center for Complementary and Al- LifeFamilyPractice.com. See ad, p 12 and 32. ternative Medicine and the National Heart, Lung and Blood n Ocala Integrated Medicine, Gene Serra, M.D. 3301 SW Institute, both components of the National Institutes of 34th Cir., Suite 203, Ocala, 352-854-0710. See ad, p 10. Lead Poisoning May be Causing Your Health Problems by James Lemire, M.D. W e are too heavy—and I don’t mean overweight. We’re heavy with metals, not fat. Nearly 40 percent of us have toxic levels of lead in our bodies, and don’t even know it. That doesn’t mean we don’t have symptoms. You may have headaches, insomnia, irritability, a low sex drive, or tremors. You may have mood problems, nausea, depression, memory difficulties, trouble concentrating, poor coordination, or even constipation. Yet most of us attribute these symptoms to other problems. We don’t recognize that they may be caused by lead poisoning. In a study published in 2006 in the conservative medical journal Circulation, nearly 40 percent of all Americans are estimated to have blood levels of lead high enough to cause serious health problems. The researchers found that the risk of death from all causes in people with high levels of lead increased by 25%, deaths from heart disease increased by 55%, risk of heart attacks increased by 151%, and risk of stroke increased by 89%. High lead may also be responsible for kidney failure as well. A study in The New England Journal of Medicine found that using chelation therapy with EDTA to reduce lead levels in patients with kidney failure could prevent further loss of kidney function, save billions in healthcare costs, and eliminate the need for dialysis in millions of people. The Lemire Clinic can test for lead toxicity. They can be reached at 352-291-9459. References * Mark Hyman, M.D., Menke, A., Muntner, .P, Batumen, V., et al. (2006). Blood lead below 0.48 micromol/L (10 mi- crog/dL) and mortality among US adults. Circulation. 114(13):1388-94. * Lin, J.L., Lin-Tan, D.T.,Hsu, K.H., and C.C. Yu (2003) Environmental lead exposure and progression of chronic renal diseases in patients without diabetes. New England Journal of Medicine. 348(4):277-86. www.GoNaturalAwakenings.com March 2011 15 NaturalHorse Alternative Therapies for Horses by Alycin Hayes H orses are extremely sensitive your horse is telling you something is creatures. Whether we listen wrong. It may be you are simply applying or not, they are always talking too much pressure or using the wrong to us, occasionally with their voice, brush, or he may be telling you he has an but primarily through body language injury or tight muscle. and touch. The next time you groom On the other hand, if your horse your horse, watch and listen. quietly lowers his head, dozes off, If your horse flattens his ears to his licks, chews, yawns, sighs, rests a leg, head, bares his teeth, angrily stamps his passes gas, or you hear rumbling in As Alycin massages her patient, notice feet, swishes his tail or tries to walk away, his stomach, these are signs that your the many signs of relaxation: lowered horse is enjoying your grooming. head, calm and nearly drowsy eyes, We all want our horses to be mildly interested ears, and chewing. pain-free and relaxed. A relaxed horse Photo by Wendy Webb. performs better and is less spooky. There are several integrative and preventive methods of alternative therapy that can be used on horses to achieve these correct remedies for horses. Even the goals. Many of the alternative therapy Royal Veterinary College of Veterinary methods we use on humans also work Medicine acknowledges the validity well for our equine friends. of the use of dowsing. Naturally occurring healing crystals, like all n ACUPRESSURE/SHIATSU is an matter, have energy and are constantly ancient Asian method that works on vibrating. Each molecular mass creates the same principle as acupuncture, but its own constant vibrating frequency. without the use of needles. Instead, the For example, if you play an E on a pressure points are stimulated with your piano, the E string on a guitar in the fingertips by gently touching specific same room will vibrate in response. points on the Equine Meridian System. Not every crystal has the same Acupressure on horses promotes effect, because each crystal has its health and can be used as a preventive own unique vibration. An experienced method to relieve muscle spasms and Equine Crystal Healer will know strengthen muscles, tendons, joints and what crystals to use, and for how bones. Acupressure can also help the long, based on what the horse tells horse to naturally release endorphins her through its body language. For and innate cortisone which can example, rose quartz is good for increase energy, relieve pain, reduce healing injuries and reducing stress, inflammation, and increase blood flow but if the horse reacts with any of the to an injury to promote healing. negative responses I mentioned earlier, it may have had enough—and one n CRYSTALS are a noninvasive should slow down or stop the process. Arguably a horse’s weakest link, the method of therapy that produce If the horse reacts with a positive foot can reveal tremendously valuable excellent results with horses and have response, you will know the healing is clues about the entire horse. Here, been used since time immemorial working and you may continue. Alycin is assessing certain aspects for healing. For centuries, crystal of her patient’s condition. Photo by pendulum dowsing has been used to n HOMEOPATHY is based on the Wendy Webb. locate health problems and to find use of specially prepared, refined 16 Printed on recycled paper to protect the environment high dilutions of natural substances therapies depending on what you Alycin Hayes is a certified practitioner that stimulate a healing response tell me about your horse and what of equine body work. She travels and enhance the horse’s own natural your horse tells me that it needs and extensively doing body work on defenses. 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Reiki can help horses who have behavioral issues such as nervousness by helping horses to relax and reduce their stress and anxiety. Reiki can also help a sick or injured horse heal more quickly and is often a great complement to traditional veterinary care. In my Equine Bodywork practice, I use an integrated mix of alternative www.GoNaturalAwakenings.com March 2011 17 Diet Detox cran-water between meals throughout the day. Mix one ounce of unsweetened cranberry juice per seven ounces of pure water. Cranberry helps to bal- ance pH, suppress hunger and combat A Good Spring Cleaning Flushes Out Fats and Toxins cellulite and water retention, while drawing out fatty wastes by targeting by Ann Louise Gittleman lymph (a secondary circulatory system beneath the skin that works to rid the body of toxic wastes, bacteria, heavy S pring—when the toxins are fat-sol- metals, dead cells, trapped proteins and natural world uble and stored in fat). 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Try the Mediterranean diet, with a glass of organic red wine a day. The best way to win the war on cancer? Eat healthy, exercise and develop an active social life. An increasing number Health care costs are continually rising, but people are not getting any healthier. Here is a five-point prescription of physicians are realizing that this type for the future of health care that applies the tenets of inte- of approach, geared to prevention and a grative medicine to make today’s health care simpler, more conservative use of medications and technol- effective and more affordable. ogy, not only increases patients’ vitality, but 1. Emphasize Illness Prevention saves lots of money. About half of all American adults have a chronic ill- ness, according to the Partnership for Solutions, a John Hopkins University-led initiative to improve care for Ameri- I n the words of Dr. Dean Ornish, founder and chairman cans with chronic health conditions. Ornish claims that of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, in Sau- three-quarters of the more than $2 trillion recently spent salito, California, “It is time to change not only who is on health care in a single year went to treat these kinds of covered, but also what is covered.” There is an overempha- conditions, including obesity. “All of these can be not only sis, he says, on treating symptoms and on the idea that car- prevented, but even reversed through diet and lifestyle in- ing for our health is primarily the responsibility of medical tervention,” he says. “It just seems so obvious to me that this experts, rather than of individuals themselves. is where we should be putting our focus.” Zhaoming Chen, a neurologist and chairman of the There is a long way to go before prevention is on the American Association of Integrative Medicine, describes the national agenda. While prevention is indeed better than way things currently work. “We only treat the disease after cure, we tend to reward those who find solutions for exist- it occurs.” With figures showing that 95 cents out of every ing problems rather than those who ensure that those prob- dollar spent on health care goes toward treating illness, he lems don’t occur. “Prevention is boring,” Ornish complains. notes that “The best way to reduce the costs is prevention.” Rather, “We need to focus on living better.” Integrative medicine puts the patient, not the doctor or the insurance company, at the center of attention, and it puts 2. Promote Healthy Foods the focus on the sources of illness and not the symptoms. Roberta Lee, a pioneer of integrative health care and 20 Printed on recycled paper to protect the environment primary care physician at the Beth even replace conventional methods. Israel Medical Center Department of Such complementary treatments work Integrative Medicine, in New York City, to nourish, nurture and augment the believes the first prescription any doctor body’s own defenses. One alternative should write should be about diet and healing method that’s now begin- lifestyle. “You can never lose by maxi- ning to find its way into hospitals is mizing lifestyle management,” says Lee, acupuncture, which has been shown, pointing out that many conditions not among other benefits, to help relieve easily diagnosed or cured in a conven- pain, stress and nausea during pre- and tional framework can be improved by post-operative care. dietary and lifestyle changes. “There are Beth Israel’s Department of Integra- specific diets that promote wellness,” tive Medicine is bringing acupuncture she says. “They reduce inflammation, into the hospital free of charge as part [and] increase fiber, vitamins and miner- of a fellowship program for Chinese als that come in the form of a lot of medicine practitioners. “The future fruits, vegetables and whole grains.” of acupuncture is to be a part of best practices in the conventional setting,” 3. Focus on Lifestyle Changes says Arya Nielsen, a nationally board- The majority of health problems certified acupuncture specialist who and risk factors for illnesses stem from Another way to reduce leads the program. “The research is the choices we make: how much time costs is to use alterna- just too good.” we invest working, exercising and relax- The goal is to train both acupunc- tive and complementary turists and conventional doctors in ing; time spent with friends and out- doors; and whether we consistently take therapies such as home- the benefits of this technique so that it the stairs or the elevator. opathy, naturopathy, yoga can be incorporated into Beth Israel’s The Sanoviv Medical Institute, in best practices. “Even if physicians have and herbal medicine that time to read the acupuncture stud- Rosarito, Mexico, is located on a beauti- ful stretch of the Pacific coast, an hour can supplement and even ies, what really makes it gel is when south of San Diego. The recommended replace conventional meth- they see the results on the patient they stay for most patients is two weeks. treat,” says Nielsen. “The proof is in ods. Such complementary practitioners working side-by-side and While there, they learn about and ex- perience a lifestyle based around stress treatments work to nour- people being able to experience what reduction, emotional well-being, healthy ish, nurture and augment this therapy can do.” eating and exercise. Many patients come Chen points out that chemothera- the body’s own defenses. py, surgery and radiation dramatically in with cancer or multiple sclerosis; others come just to detoxify and clear change a patient’s life, and people out the accumulated effects of stress. The program includes need strong support from family and friends to adapt to dietary changes, supplements, daily exercise and a stress these changes. Chen believes that treating cancer should in- management plan supported by psychological counseling volve both conventional and alternative medicine. “Patients and daily meditation. also need some lifestyle changes: smoking cessation, mini- A 2004 study in The Lancet showed that lifestyle mizing alcohol intake, adopting a low-fat, high-fiber diet. changes—quitting smoking, healthier eating habits, moder- Besides that, because [conventional] treatment may cause ate alcohol consumption and regular exercise—can prevent nausea and pain, patients may benefit from acupuncture, 90 percent of today’s cases of heart disease, which currently meditation, yoga and Tai chi. This will help them cope with accounts for more premature deaths and higher health care pain better.” costs than any other illness, according to Ornish. “When lifestyle is offered as a treatment, it’s as effec- 5. Treat People, Not Diseases tive and often more effective than what we’re now doing, As Nurse Béatrice Fleury pours a steaming infusion of at a fraction of the cost,” says Ornish. “We pay for all these yarrow over a piece of cotton and then wrings it out, the interventions that are dangerous, invasive, expensive and aroma of the medicinal herb wafts over to the hospital bed largely ineffective, and yet interventions that have been where Eliane Perrot is waiting for her body wrap. When the scientifically proven to reverse disease, are a simple change compress and a hot water bottle have been gingerly applied of lifestyle.” to her lower back and secured by a soft cloth sash, she leans back with a contented sigh. The compress will help 4. Use Alternative Therapies her liver better metabolize the toxins that have accumu- Another way to reduce costs is to use alternative and lated in it after months of breast cancer therapy. The wrap’s complementary therapies such as homeopathy, naturopa- warmth will also create a sense of temporary well-being, a thy, yoga and herbal medicine that can supplement and precious feeling for the frail, exhausted, 65-year-old. www.GoNaturalAwakenings.com March 2011 21 Alternative treatments like the dized gym memberships and smoking yarrow wrap are the order of the day cessation classes, to biometric screen- at the Paracelsus Spital, in Richterswil, ings. Pelletier found that companies outside of Zurich. Founded in 1994, with such programs in place realized the clinic is one of a handful of hospi- healthier, more productive workforces, tals in Europe devoted to complemen- fewer sick days and less staff turnover. tary healing. In addition to orthodox He estimates that it takes, on treatments and drugs, the convention- average, three years before firms see a ally schooled doctors here also use financial return on this kind of invest- therapies and medications based on ment. “These reviews clearly indicate the holistic approach to medicine. that comprehensive interventions do “If you want to understand a evidence both clinical- and cost-effec- person’s disease and support his self- tiveness,” says Pelletier. “There’s a very healing powers, it’s of central impor- good payback. It makes us think about tance to look at the human being as health as an investment.” a whole—body, spirit and soul,” says More money, more pills and more Paracelsus Medical Director Erich technology don’t necessarily lead to Skala. “This may require more time better health. Advocates of integra- and effort, but it’s how you treat the tive medicine generally take a “less is causes, and not just the symptoms.” more” approach—less needless medi- Dr. Daniel Dunphy, of the San cations and medical procedures and Francisco Preventive Medical Group, more prevention and healthy personal believes the Paracelsus approach is lifestyle changes can add up to big fi- what the United States needs. “You nancial savings and big improvements Yoga have to take time to get to know the in an individual’s quality of life. patients and listen to their stories,” he counsels. “I want to know their per- Marco Visscher is the managing editor Gentle Yoga Studio sonal history, their traumas, how they of Ode, Ursula Sautter and Carmel Wroth are contributors. Adapted from do at work, what they eat and at what Gentle Yoga times of the day—and then I know an article that first appeared in Ode, the magazine about positive change. Chair Yoga what to do about their problem.” The Bottom Line Of course, the bottom line in the debate about health care is cost. Proponents of integrative health argue that the promotion of preventive steps such as eating healthy food and mak- ing positive lifestyle changes, as well Claudia Saldarriaga as using complementary methods to Certified Yoga Instructor treat the whole person and not just the www.gentleyogabyclaudia.com disease, will result in “… the biggest 352-362-2791 return on investment this nation could ever have,” in the words of William Novelli, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the former CEO of AARP. Kenneth R. Pelletier, clinical professor of medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine and the University of California School of “What we now have is not Medicine, has been putting numbers a health care system; it’s a behind the arguments for integrative medical delivery system.” health. Pelletier has studied the cost- effectiveness of corporate programs to Dr. Daniel Dunphy, promote health and manage disease San Francisco Preventive among employees. The programs encompassed everything from subsi- Medical Group 22 Printed on recycled paper to protect the environment are enough to accomplish your goals, THE JOY great; and if not, you can do more. Who seems to benefit most OF HEALTH from this approach, and to what degree? A conversation with One of our most interesting research Dr. Dean Ornish on findings was that the primary determi- nant of improvement wasn’t how old lifestyle changes or sick people were, it was how much that foster well-being they’d changed their diet and lifestyle. The body has a remarkable capacity to heal itself if we simply stop doing by April Thompson what’s causing the problem. We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of patients slow or reverse the progress of life-threat- ening diseases when they make good F or more than 30 years, renowned cut them open again and bypass the changes. medical doctor Dean Ornish has bypass, sometimes multiple times. That Such lifestyle changes can work led pioneering clinical research became a metaphor for an incomplete not only as well as drugs and surgery, proving that making simple changes in approach for me. Sometimes you need but oftentimes better, and at a fraction the way we eat and live can radically to use drugs and surgery in a crisis, but of the cost. Plus, the side effects are all transform our health. He directed the ultimately, you must address the under- good ones. first randomized, controlled trials dem- lying cause. onstrating that lifestyle changes may halt or reverse the progression of even You stress the importance of What is the concept behind individual lifestyle changes, severe coronary heart disease, as well as early-stage prostate cancer. In col- The Spectrum and how does but what about changing our laboration with Nobel Laureate Eliza- it differ from other lifestyle sick health care system? beth Blackburn, Ph.D., Ornish showed programs? that healthy lifestyle changes can We do need to look at the politics increase telomerase, and thus lengthen The problem with most lifestyle-ori- of health care and hold our leaders telomeres, the ends of chromosomes ented health programs is that they are responsible for some of decisions that that control how long we live. restrictive, all-or-nothing, fear-based have created the mess we’re in. Ornish is the founder and presi- approaches. If you go on a diet or ex- For example, after 16 years of dent of the nonprofit Preventive Medi- ercise program, sooner or later you’re lobbying, working with Medicare and cine Research Institute in Sausalito, going to go off of it. Then people feel members of Congress, we learned a California, and a clinical professor of like they’ve failed; it makes it hard to few months ago that Medicare is finally medicine at the University of California, maintain. covering our program for reversing San Francisco. He is the author of six Sustainable changes, on the other heart disease. It’s game changing. If bestselling books, including Eat More, hand, are based on joy, pleasure and Medicare covers it, all the other insur- Weigh Less and The Spectrum. freedom. In our research, we found ance companies will follow their lead, that the more you change your life- and we can make these sorts of pro- style, the more you improve and the grams available to people who most What sparked your interest in better you feel. The better you feel, the need them, rather than just those who preventive medicine? more likely you are to continue. can afford it. The Spectrum is not a diet; it’s an If we change reimbursement, we I got interested in this work when I was overall way of living. If you overindulge change medical practice, and also learning how to do bypass surgery as one day, then you eat healthier the medical education. Otherwise, I could a medical student. We’d cut people next. do a thousand studies with a million open, bypass their blocked arteries and Let’s say, for example, that you patients and it would always remain tell them they were cured; then they‘d want to lower your cholesterol or on the fringes of medical practice. go home and continue to do the same get your diabetes under control. You things that caused the problem in the begin by making moderate changes For more information visit pmri.org or first place—smoke, overeat, drink too that you choose. There’s no pushback OrnishSpectrum.com. April Thompson much, work too hard and so on. because you set the pace. We’ll help is a freelance writer based in Washington, More often than not, their bypasses track your progress, and if the changes D.C. See AprilWrites.com would get clogged up again, and we’d www.GoNaturalAwakenings.com March 2011 23 n Begin an ongoing present-moment awareness practice today. Set an hour- Consciousness ly alarm; then, each time it reminds you, become present for five minutes Cleanse to nature, to your body and breath or to the present moment itself. Three Weeks to a Better Future n Surprise yourself by challenging preconceptions of yourself; take mea- sured risks and do something differently today. by Debbie Ford In this enhanced sense of the present, you can listen more deeply to the calling of your soul. Week Three: The Future. In this final phase, you have the opportunity to look into the future and see who you want to be from this day forward. n Choose a sacred value that can serve as the foundation for your future, such as abundance, compassion, grace T his month is a power- n Write a list of the grudg- or integrity, and surround yourself with ful time to assess where es and resentments you images, prayers, songs and scents that we’ve been, acknowl- have been carrying around invoke it for you. Identify and act on edge where we are right now that you are ready to let go. choices that allow you to express that and dream our most beautiful Release them by tearing value. life into being. Start- up the paper ing now, we can into tiny little n Spend time each morning, after- move from the pieces. noon and evening checking in with outdated modes your natural divine GPS. See if you of our limited n Under- made wrong turns and find out where thinking mind to standing that that still, small voice wants you to go tune into our eternal your outer world next. divine mind. Acting on these three is a reflection of your inner world, recommended cleansing phases—one release 100 pieces of clutter from your Reconnecting with your highest a week for the next three weeks—will past that now occupy your home, of- self, you will experience more love, work to lift us out of resignation and fice and surroundings. contentment and compassion as you mediocrity into hope and excitement, step into the brilliance of your soul’s and connect us with a future filled Liberated from the confusion, purpose. Why not seize this extraordi- with surprises, possibility and deep fear, guilt and self-doubt of the past, nary opportunity to till the soil of your purpose. you will naturally open up to new consciousness and plant the seeds of a realms of awareness, emotional free- whole new future? Week One: The Past. dom and spiritual liberation. Debbie Ford is a New York Times best- The first seven days of what I call Week Two: The Present. selling author of eight books, including The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse The Shadow Effect, co-authored with are dedicated to creating a powerful Having released everything that Deepak Chopra and Marianne William- magnet of desire and cleaning out the has depleted your vitality and held son, and The 21-Day Consciousness turbulent emotions, outdated beliefs, you back, stand firmly in the present Cleanse. Visit DebbieFord.com. unresolved incidents and restricting moment. Take an honest look at where thoughts that have taken root in our and who you are today, observing minds and hearts. what is and is not working in your life. 24 Printed on recycled paper to protect the environment Gardening in February by Jo Leyte-Vidal, UF/IFAS Ecological Preserve Feminist Retreat Organic Farm Marion County Master Gardener presents O ur gardens are waking up from a cold winter sleep. 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Email firstname.lastname@example.org Call UF/IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners at 352-671- Call 352-595-3377 for more information 8400. www.cronescradleconserve.com www.GoNaturalAwakenings.com March 2011 25 by Melody Murphy My Blue (and Green, spring green and newly blue skies, the azaleas burst into bloom, in riotous the middle of about 24 acres of orange groves, with a view of water on all White, Gold and banks of fuchsia, magenta, coral, white, sides. The soil has some red clay in it, and pink. It is unmistakably Spring. a creek winds across one corner of the Orange) Heaven Then the fragrance begins. So far land, and I have a tame raccoon which spring has been colorful but not overly I can pet without fear of contracting ra- fragrant, except for the whiffs of apri- bies, because we are both dead already. M arch is my favorite month cot-scented tea olives here and there. On this hilltop, it is always a perfectly in Florida. Warmer temperate 72 degrees, rain or weather returns, but shine, with a perpetual gentle it is still cool enough to be breeze, like a central Florida pleasant. In a good year, the afternoon in early spring. sun and rain are in pleas- There needs to be a ing proportion. Everything is good number of ancient live green and colorful and lovely. oaks, too, enough to form Everyone is cheerful once it a canopy of giant branches is clear that winter is gone, dripping Spanish moss but summer is still far enough through which I can look up away not to dread the heat and see patches of blue sky, too much. But mostly, it is worthy of a panoramic silhou- the flowers I love. You can ette with a sunset backdrop be poor in all else, but take like the shot in Gone With the a walk in March when the Wind where Gerald O’Hara’s world is in bloom, and you’ll voiceover tells Katie Scarlett feel richer than a lord. Dogwood blossoms have a soft, clean there’s no getting away from it, this love Springtime arrives in Valentine scent, as do most of the other bloom- of the land, if you’re Irish. Irishmen may colors. First come the camellias: red, ing trees. Later in the spring will come tell tall tales, but that one at least never pink, white, a welcome contrast to cold richly perfumed honeysuckle, jasmine, said a truer word, fictional character grey days. Then the redbuds begin, and gardenias, wisteria, and lemony-scent- or not. (I would be very excited if my the Japanese magnolias: rosy shades of ed magnolias ... but nothing compares favorite fictional characters were also lilac, lavender, orchid, blush, in hues to an orange tree in bloom. in heaven, but that may be asking too of a winter sunset. Next, the wild plum If heaven doesn’t have orange much.) and cherry trees, in lacy white. groves, I’m not sure I want to go. My For celestial springtime glory, Then March comes to call, and the heavenly “mansion” only needs to be there must be Southern magnolias, world is suddenly green in the warm a little white house with green shutters wild plums and Japanese magnolias, sunlight. New leaves cast a fresh green and a red brick chimney, a fireplace dogwoods both pink and white. Red haze on the oak trees overnight. Grass and hardwood floors, a porch and maples and sweetgums and hickories, is green again. Even the ivory blossoms French doors and lots of windows, too, for autumn color. Sycamores for of the dogwoods are tinged with pale much like what I have now, only climbing, and pecan trees, for a ready green. Against this backdrop of vibrant located atop a gently sloping hill in supply of nuts. And at least two peach 26 Printed on recycled paper to protect the environment trees, one with white peaches, one to stroll aimlessly and whistle. It is an orange blossoms. The first whiff of or- with yellow. A crab-apple would not excellent place to run and play, bare- ange blossoms in springtime can make be at all amiss, nor a pear tree; a man- foot in the sun-warmed sandy soil. And me cry. Few things are more nostalgic, go tree, and a loquat. A persimmon, a what better place to kiss someone? more gloriously bittersweet. Especially tabebuia, a golden raintree. There must Everything good about my child- now that the reality of my groves is be trees for fruit and flowers, scent, hood is distilled into the scent of or- fading, and what used to be a whole shade and color in every season. ange blossoms and the taste of orange beautiful world is now a memory. But above all, there must be or- blossom honey. There is no fragrance I was born a Polk County girl, ange trees. And tangerine. And grape- or flavor more personally evocative. fruit. Some lemon, and kumquat, too, Proust had his madeleine; I have my ... Continued on the next page and enough Key limes to keep us all in pie. Just so there are citrus trees as far as my heavenly eye can see. I want sunlight glinting off shiny dark green leaves like polished jade year-round, a gold-and-green vista before me when my trees are bearing fruit, and a lacy white landscape when they are in blossom. In the springtime, I want the air to be so thickly perfumed with the fragrance of blooming citrus trees that it makes the angels swoon. Bees will pray that they get to go to my corner of heaven when they die, for there is no greater reward for a bee than to make honey from orange blossoms. It seems obvious, to me, that in Biblical references to “the land of milk and honey,” it is orange blossom honey specifically to which Scripture refers. This may not be fact, but in my mental Promised Land, it is so. I have tried many varieties of honey, being a fond connoisseur of it. Although I have en- joyed them all, from the tupelo of north Florida to the dark tropical blends of south Florida, the blackberry of Tennes- see to the acacia of Italy, to the clover and wildflower of just about anywhere, my heart belongs to the orange blossom honey of central Florida. To what else could “nectar of the gods” refer? I believe a mockingbird sings more sweetly when he is performing from the boughs of a blooming orange tree. Even songbirds appreciate the proper ambiance, and reward the world for it. I cannot imagine a better setting for almost anything than an orange grove in bloom. It would seem a good omen to be be born near one. I could die happy there with my windows open. It is a lovely spot for rest and refresh- ment: a picnic, a prayer, a nap in the shade. It is a fine place to sit and read, to wander with one’s thoughts, to sing, www.GoNaturalAwakenings.com March 2011 27 with generations of family from there. I grew up running through the groves, picking oranges off the backyard trees to squeeze for juice, throwing fallen grapefruits like baseballs, tricking unsuspecting friends into trying kumquats. As a little girl, I had a swing in my grandparents’ grapefruit tree and a slide under the orange tree, and I climbed up into the perfect- ly crooked bough of the tangerine tree when I wanted to read. Even as a small child, I ate lemons like some children eat apples. I am a snob about fresh-squeezed juice and will not touch concentrate. I have a history of attending citrus festivals. There is nothing unusual to me about streets named for citrus fruits. I sat down the other afternoon and read, in one sit- ting, an entire book on the history of citrus: Oranges, by John McPhee. It was the best book I’ve read in a long time. Nothing breaks my heart more than to go home and drive through what used to be miles of orange groves and see cook- ie-cutter rows of horrid little stucco houses crammed right up against each other. It is a terrible, sickening feeling to come to the crest of a hill and look down and see soulless housing de- velopments where there once were groves and Cracker farm- houses, ponds and cow pastures. I hate how the old Florida is disappearing, how interlopers are coming in and destroying it, with no regard for our intrinsic culture. I would give much to be able, in the blink of an eye and with a snap of my fingers, to send it all back like it was. Sometimes I wish I could have lived a lifetime ago, when the heartland of Florida was groves and citrus was king. As I grow older, I understand more why people wage wars over their land. There are some things too precious to let go without a fight. But change comes, as surely as the seasons. Which is why I savor a little more each spring the first whiff of orange blossoms, a little more each morning the orange blossom honey I stir into my tea and spread on my toast. Though I have learned that time and the world around us are fleet- ing, like orange blossoms themselves, I am thankful for a childhood rich in beauty and memories, and for the gift of recapturing them in words. Nothing is ever really gone if you can still write about it. And I hope that, at the sunset of my life, the celestial train is called “The Orange Blossom Special” and takes me to my particular corner of the grovelands in the sweet-scent- ed by-and-by, which, like the most precious of memories, will never fade away. Come see me there. Just follow the fragrance of orange blossoms and the sound of a gospel pi- ano until you see the little white house on the hilltop. You’ll find me and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings rocking on the front porch, peeling tangerines. I’ll have enough fresh-squeezed juice and Key lime pie for everybody. Pull up a chair and sit a spell. The raccoon doesn’t bite. But he might snatch your pie when you’re not looking, so watch yourself. Melody Murphy is proud to be one of the last half-dozen Florida natives left in the state. She has lived here all the seasons of her life and will throw a grapefruit at you if you tell her how y’all did it elsewhere. She bleeds citric acid and is confident that she will never get scurvy. The raccoon, by the way, is named Ambrose. 28 Printed on recycled paper to protect the environment * excluding manicures/pedicures Buy into the community … Support our advertisers www.GoNaturalAwakenings.com March 2011 29 Tumo Breathing Mastering Circulation of Blood & Qi by Jeff Primack An essay on generating internal heat & accelerating metabolic rate for healing Jeff Primack has studied with many Qigong masters from all over the world and has taught more than 20,000 people in live seminars. He also maintains the Qigong. com website. T he first time I saw Wim Hof was on the Today Show with Matt Lauer. He was immersed in a tub of ice up to his neck in New York’s Times Square. Matt asked Wim, “Are you cold?” Wim made no response—he was vis- ibly deep in meditation. Matt turned instead to the doctor on site monitor- ing Wim’s progress, asking, “How does Wim stay in the ice for 90 minutes and not get frostbite?” The doctor replied, Immediately after seeing the show, I sent Wim Hof an email. At that Taking the physical “See Wim’s cheeks? They are red. Wim has control of his blood circulation.” time, I had been teaching Tumo prac- body on the journey to Lauer was in utter disbelief. He tices for 10 years and never had I seen demanded, “Wim, how are you doing a Westerner demonstrate its mastery enlightenment is what to that degree. In the email, I asked this?” Wim turned, not toward Matt, but looked directly into the camera and him to come to Miami and teach me Qigong is all about. said, “I am using Tumo breathing to and a small group of advanced Qigong stay warm.” instructors his technique. When we day five, our training was put to the test spoke, Wim Hof was thrilled at the inside a -20 degree walk-in freezer, and idea of people wanting to attain this concluded as we, one by one, immersed discipline and agreed to come to Mi- ourselves in a tub of wet ice for 15 ami and share his knowledge with us. minutes. Every instructor, including On the first day of our training myself, was able to stay warm using the with Wim, we were blown away by breathing method. how similar his breathing technique How did we do it? Well, when a was to our 9-Breath Method—a use of person absorbs enough Qi, in this case breath I had created years before that through breath, the body pulsates with has in turn become the institution for stronger blood flow—and this, in its Supreme Science Qigong. The next simplicity, is what causes people to stay few days were extremely intense. On warm, even when immersed in a tub of 30 Printed on recycled paper to protect the environment ice. The medical and healing implica- to this high level of Qi-energy, we can tions of controlling blood flow to this move beyond healing our bodies and degree are quite profound. actually begin the process of biologi- Most people are not interested in cal enlightenment. Let me explain. this particular type of “Ice Training,” but Most Qigong masters believe that the concept is extremely important enlightenment is a biological process. because mastering blood circulation is It begins within the physical body really the heart of Qigong and all true where it manifests as a warm pleasant healing modalities. Chinese medicine humming in the abdomen throughout teaches that “Qi moves the Blood.” the day. Older Qigong masters are It maintains that nearly all dis- “Qi Revolution” comes to often sexually active into their 90s. eases are a result of impaired blood Orlando Convention Center Taking the physical body on the circulation. When the human body journey to enlightenment is what pulsates with blood and Qi at high on World Qigong Day Qigong is all about. Only after health enough levels, inflammation is re- April 30th - May 3rd problems have been removed or great- duced, hormones are increased, bliss Jeff Primack, Ice Man Wim Hof, and ly lessened is it possible to enter states is experienced, and physical pain is 100 Qigong instructors will teach of consciousness that otherwise were reduced and/or eliminated altogether. advanced breathing techniques unattainable. In Qigong, these states of One does not have to enter the ice to and 4 days of Qigong for $99. consciousness are referred to as “gates.” benefit from Tumo breathing. It can Passing through these gates allow To reserve tickets or for more info, be performed in meditation right from our mind and body to merge with call 1-800-298-8970 your living room. what I call the “True Source” or what or visit Qigong.com More than 4,000 years ago many call God, Tao, etc. It is the white Chinese medicine said, “Blood is the light that some have seen in medita- mother of Qi.” The Old Testament Le- tion. The light is healing, euphoric and viticus 17:11 says, “For the life of the flesh is in the Blood.” “For the life of the many experience it while practicing advanced breathing techniques. In Chinese medicine, a Qi block- flesh is in the Blood.” Your body is the vehicle to en- age is simply a small area in which the — Leviticus 17:11 lightenment and entering higher states blood cannot flow; an area where dis- of consciousness. Qigong at its highest ease may occur. 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Experience the Beauty of Crystal Singing Bowls, work- Unity of Ocala, 101 Cedar Rd, (off Maricamp), Ocala, shop with Sharron Britton. 1-4 pm, $20. High Springs 352-687-2113, www.unityocala.org. Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd, High Springs, 386-454- 8657, www.highspringsemporium.net. Rock and Mineral Sale, 11-4. Rock ‘n Glass at Wild Iris Books, 802 W University Avenue, Gainesville, 352-375-7477. Tuesday, March 15 Meet the Doctors. Talk with our doctors in an informal setting. 5:30 pm, free. Life Family Practice Center, Genesis Heart MedSpa, 3365 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages. RSVP to 352-750-4333, www.lifefamilypractice.com. Wednesday, March 16 Cleanse your body of toxic buildup, repair G.I. tract, support immune system, weight loss, anti-aging nutrition. Free consultation; call for appointment. Reesers Nutrition Center, 3243 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, 352-732-0718, 351-1298. Friday, March 18 Developing and Using Psychic Awareness, workshop with Melissa Harris. 6:30-8:30 pm, $15. High Springs Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd, High Springs, 386 454- 8657, www.highspringsemporium.net. March 18-25 Spirit Essence Portraits by Melissa Harris. Reading followed by an original watercolor painting of what is revealed. By appointment, $195. High Springs Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd, High Springs, 386-454-8657, www. highspringsemporium.net. 34 Printed on recycled paper to protect the environment Saturday, March 19 help you heal physically and emotion- Wednesday, March 30 Full Moon Drumming Circle. 7 ally while deepening connection to Wellness Consultation on hair pm. Unity of Ocala, 101 Cedar Rd, vital life force. Amrit Yoga Institute, analysis, BMI analysis, 24-hour uri- (off Maricamp), Ocala, 352-687-2113, Salt Springs, FL, 352-685-3001, www. nalysis, saliva test for hormone imbal- www.unityocala.org. amrityoga.org. ance. Free. Call for appointment. Re- Spiritual Wisdom on Relation- esers Nutrition Center, 3243 E. Silver ships, open discussion with free Sunday, March 27 Springs Blvd., Ocala, 352-732-0718. book, 1 pm. HU Chant at 2:15 Eckankar Worship Service (Liv- pm. Refreshments follow. Courtyard ing With Divine Love: Soul’s Unselfish March 28-29 By Marriott, 3700 SW 42nd St (near Giving). 11 am, Courtyard By Mar- Auditions, “The King & I” musi- Butler Plaza). Eckankar in Gaines- riott, 3700 SW 42nd St. (near Butler cal. Performance dates May 19-June ville, 352-378-3504. Plaza). Eckankar in Gainesville, 352- 12. Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver 378-3504. Springs Blvd., Ocala, 352-236-2274, Sunday, March 20 www.OcalaCivicTheatre.com. Passion Test Workshop with Elaine Silver, 1-4 pm, suggested $30 love offering. Discover what your passions are. Unity of Ocala, 101 Cedar Rd, (off Maricamp), Ocala, 352-687-2113, www.elainesilver.com. Monday, March 21 The Dis-Ease Behind the Diagno- sis, hosted by Paula Koger. Free, 6 pm, call to reserve a seat. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW 93rd Court Rd, Suite 600, Ocala, 352-291-9459, www.Lemire- Clinic.com. Wednesday, March 23 Wellness Consultation on Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Fibromy- algia Syndrome. Free. Call for appoint- ment. Reesers Nutrition Center, 3243 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, 352- 732-0718. Thursday, March 24 The Direct Effect of What you Eat, free lecture in recognition of National Nutrition Month. 6 pm, Life Family Practice Center, 1501 US Hwy 441 North, The Villages. RSVP to 352-750- 4333, www.lifefamilypractice.com. Saturday, March 26 Healing Sessions with ZaKa and AzKa, facilitated by Jeff Wheeler, Shamanic Healer. Free talk 12-1 pm, healing sessions 1-5:30 pm, $15. High Springs Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd, High Springs, 386-454-8657, www.highspringsemporium.net. March 26–April 2 Ayurvedic Detoxification (Pancha- karma) and Yoga. This program can www.GoNaturalAwakenings.com March 2011 35 CalendarofEvents Saturday, April 2 8801 NW 39th Ave. International ONGOING EVENTS Annual Organic Foods Gala, Foundation for Spiritual Knowledge, 9-3. $1 admission. $1 per sample. www.ifsk.org , 407-673-9776. Sundays Free recipes, demonstrations, music. Farmers Market, 12-4. Mosswood Crones Cradle, 6411 NE 217 Pl, Citra. Monday, April 18 Farm Store, 703 NE Cholokka Blvd, 352-595-3377, www.cronescradlecon- Stress Management, hosted by Micanopy, 352-466-5002, www.moss- serve.com. Nuris Lemire. Free, 6 pm, call to re- woodfarmstore.com. serve a seat. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW Master Mind Prayer Circle, 9:30; Monday, April 4 93rd Court Rd, Suite 600, Ocala, 352- Healing Hands Circle, 10; Sunday Ser- Meet the Doctor evening, hosted 291-9459, www.LemireClinic.com. vice and Youth Education, 11; NGU, by Dr. James Lemire. Free, 6 pm, call Now through April 22 12:30. Unity of Gainesville, 8801 to reserve a seat. Lemire Clinic, 11115 Art show, “From the Center: Inside NW 39th Ave., 352-373-1030, www. SW 93rd Court Rd, Suite 600, Ocala, Out,” artist Harimandir Khalsa. Center unityofgainesvillefl.org. 352-291-9459, www.LemireClinic. for Balance, 1705 NW 6th St, Gaines- Meditation and Spiritual Lesson, com. ville, 352-378-4848. 10 am. Unity of Ocala, Unity of Ocala, 101 Cedar Rd., Ocala, 352-687-2113, Saturday, April 9 May 21-22 www.unityocala.org. Mediumship Spiritual Develop- Raymon Grace workshop. Dr. Science of Mind and Spirit ment Class. $25, 2-4:30pm. Class Hanoch Talmor, Gainesville Holistic Meditation 9:45am, Celebration / includes meditation, lesson, hands- Center, Gainesville, 352-377-0015, Message 10:30am, Youth and on practice to develop your personal email@example.com, www.betterw.com, Children’s Celebration 10:30am. Love skills. Held at Unity of Gainesville, www.ramongrace.us. offering. OakBrook Center for Spiritual Living, 1009 N.E. 28 Ave, Ocala, FL 352-629-3897, www.oakbrookcsl.org. 36 Printed on recycled paper to protect the environment Monday-Friday Amrit Yoga, Salt Springs, 352-685- Rd, (off Maricamp), Ocala, Organic Food Pickups. Monday, 3001, firstname.lastname@example.org. 352-687-2113, www.unityocala.org. Ocala; Tuesday, Eustis and Mt. Dora; Meditation and Visioning, 6pm, Wednesday, Ocala and Gainesville; followed at 7:15 with Speaker, Spiri- Seven days/week Friday, Oxford/The Villages. Home- tual Craft, Drumming, or Spiritual Film, Abraham, yoga, breathwork, grown Organics by Doreen, 352-598- depending on the week. Love offering. reiki, much more—something every 4184, http://www.homegrownorganics. OakBrook Center for Spiritual Living, day. Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW vpweb.com. Recipes: http://home- 1009 N.E. 28 Ave, Ocala, FL 352-629- 39th Ave., 352-373-1030, www. growngainesville.wordpress.com/ 3897, www.oakbrookcsl.org. unityofgainesvillefl.org. Yoga with Joe Ferrara. Monday, Bellydancing, fitness, yoga classes, 7-8:30 pm, Amrit Yoga Institute. Tues- Thursdays personal training as early as 5:30 am, day, 12-12:45 pm, Serenity of Central Healing Yoga with Marque. Move- as late as 7:30 pm. Hip Moves, 708 Florida, 301 Skyline Dr., Ste 1, Lady ment class combining yoga, Pilates, NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 352-692- Lake. Wednesday, 8:30-10 am, Ocala body alignment, breathing. Bring a 0132, www.hipmoves.com. Inner Center, 205 S. Magnolia; and mat. $25/4 weeks, Feb. 3-24 every Yoga classes as early as 5:30 5-6 pm, Serenity of Central Florida, Thursday, 12:30-1:30 pm. To register: am, as late as 8:30 pm, beginners Lady Lake. Thursday, 6-7:30 pm, Ocala Sheila, 352-867-9660. Class held at (including “Stiff Guys”) to experienced Inner Center. Friday, 7-8 am, Premier Unity of Ocala, 101 Cedar Rd., Ocala, Hot Yoga. Big Ron’s Yoga College, Medical Center of Ocala, 7960 SW 352-687-2113. Gainesville, 352-367-8434, www. 60th Ave. email@example.com. bigronsyoga.com. Saturdays Tuesdays Farmstead Saturdays. Free, 9-3 A Course in Miracles, 12 noon and pm. Crones Cradle, 6411 NE 217 7 pm. Unity of Ocala, Unity of Ocala, Pl, Citra. 352-595-3377, www. 101 Cedar Rd., Ocala, 352-687-2113, cronescradleconserve.com. www.unityocala.org. The 2012 Preparation Program w/ Marque G. Kolack. Every Saturday in Wednesdays March, 10 am-12 noon. $20/class love A Course in Miracles, 7-8:30pm. offering. Unity of Ocala, 101 Cedar British Medium Jan Marshall at Unity of Gainesville in March n Demonstration of Mediumship: March 11, 7:30-9pm n Workshop in Mediumship: March 12, 10am-4pm n Private readings available Check Web for complete 2011 program www.GoNaturalAwakenings.com March 2011 37 turn your passion Phenomenal Monthly Circulation Growth Since 1994. 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