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					     natural                                           HEALTHY LIVING
                                                       HEALTHY PLANET



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          Local       awakenings
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          Organic
          Wholistic
                                 Magazine
                         www.GoNaturalAwakenings.com       March 2011




 DR. DEAN ORNISH
 The JOY
 of HEALTH
 His Spectrum
 Lifestyle Program



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 ISSUE:
 Complementary
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 and
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EcoBriefs




Nature’s Cure
Monarch Butterfly Behavior
Hints of Self-Medication

A     s with many species, Monarch
      butterflies’ bright coloring warns
predators of the insects’ potential
toxicity. Biologists have discovered
that female Monarchs infected with
a particularly noxious parasite will
choose to lay their eggs on a more
toxic version of milkweed, their
basic food foliage, which works to
reduce pass-along parasite infection
in their offspring and is harmless to
the larvae.
      “These experiments provide
the best evidence to date that ani-
mals use medication,” says Jaap de
Roode, the biologist who led the
Emory University study. Some scien-
tists theorize that animals’ practice
of self-doctoring by using nature’s
medicine cabinet may be more
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sacks. The problem is that the vast majority of them do not
                                                                 n Reuse plastic grocery bags as small
                                                                 trash-can liners.
                                                                 n Keep plastic grocery bags in the
get recycled. This modern “urban tumbleweed” clogs our           diaper bag.
gutters, kills wildlife and makes the world less beautiful.      n Donate bags to local libraries, thrift
Worldwatch Institute estimates that people in the U.S. throw     stores and daycare centers.
away 100 billion plastic shopping bags every year. Here are      n For travel, wrap a plastic bag around the toiletry bag to
some ways to prevent that.                                       contain spills.
                                                                 n Tie bags around both feet to keep shoes clean when tra-
n Bring reusable totes and plastic bags to stores.               versing a muddy area.
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n Use a plastic grocery bag to clean up behind the dog and       crafts.
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n Donate bags to a local dog park and animal shelter.            block drafts and save energy.
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                                                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.




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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

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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.


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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

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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. It is especially useful in       enjoys through its own distinct body    horses in Canada, Kentucky, Texas and
treating bruises, skin reactions, colic,   language. Always listen to what your    Florida. She has worked on horses
trauma and fright, as well as long-term    horse tells you, and consult with       on the Canadian and U.S. Endurance
equine health care problems.               your veterinarian before using any      equestrian teams. Visit www.
     Homeopathic remedies are              alternative therapy.                    AlycinHayes.com.
quite specific. For this reason, crystal
dowsing is often combined with
homeopathy to choose the correct
remedy. Homeopathic treatment is
sometimes more subtle or slower than
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n MASSAGE can improve a horse’s
performance and efficiency by
increasing mobility and range of
motion. Rhythmic massage causes the
muscles to re-oxygenate and increases
circulation to the area being massaged,
which will speed up the elimination
of toxic wastes from tired muscles
and alleviate muscle tension. Gentle
massage can be very effective on the
poll and other parts of the horse that
are inclined to hold tension. Again,
your horse will tell you via body
language if you are working on the
right spot with the correct pressure.

n REIKI is a noninvasive technique
for stress reduction and relaxation
that also promotes healing. Certified
Reiki healers have been trained and
attuned to use the Reiki method of
energy healing. 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

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         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


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       pring—when the                                           toxins are fat-sol-     metals, dead cells, trapped proteins and
       natural world                                            uble and stored in      fat). Sipped daily, this antioxidant- and
       reawakens and                                            body fat, as the fat    phenol-rich elixir works to help reduce
bursts with renewed                                             melts away, the tox-    bloating and melt fat from hips, waist
energy—is an ideal                                              ins are released into   and thighs.
season to clean up our                                          the bloodstream;              Nutrient-rich spring greens like
act. A cleansing diet to                                        this inhibits the       arugula, collard or dandelion greens,
eliminate toxins from                                           production of thyroid   lettuce, parsley, spinach, Swiss chard
our body is as much                                             hormone, with a         and watercress are classic foods used
a rite of spring as                                             resulting metabolic     in a spring detox. Other good choices
sweeping debris from                                            meltdown.               are antioxidant foods that supply
our home. In my nutri-                                                According to      the body with glutathione, the liver’s
tion practice, I have                                           Traditional Chinese     premier antioxidant, also known as,
often seen how after                                            Medicine, spring        “the toxic waste neutralizer,” which is
a sedentary winter of                                           is the season to        vital to organ detoxification. Broccoli
consuming heavier                                               support the prime       sprouts are one of the best sources of
foods, our bodies may be carrying           organs of detoxification—the liver and       glutathione; so is asparagus. Eating
around as much as five to 10 pounds          gallbladder. The liver alone impacts        lightly steamed kale, Brussels sprouts,
of toxic wastes.                            some 400 bodily functions, so it de-        and cabbage can also support the
      While a properly functioning          serves support. The following symp-         liver’s ability to detoxify the body.
human body has its own built-in             toms recommend giving these organs                Finally, eating adequate protein
detoxification system, it can be easily      some special care:                          is essential to ensure that the liver
overwhelmed by today’s proliferation        ■ Chronic tension in neck                   can produce the enzymes it needs to
of environmental toxins. The newest            and shoulders                            break down toxins into water-soluble
environmental assault on the body’s         ■ Sensitivity beneath the rib cage          substances for excretion. Protein plays
detox system is electro-pollution, ac-         (particularly the right side)            a crucial role in tissue growth and
cording to research highlighted in the      ■ Feeling tired and sleepy after eating     healing, strengthening the immune
2007 BioIniative Report, a metastudy        ■ Nausea, especially after eating           system and burning fat. Eat at least 4
of 2,000 peer-reviewed studies com-            fatty foods                              to 6 ounces of wild salmon, free-range
piled by an international group of          ■ Hormonal imbalances with hot              organic poultry or hemp protein each
researchers, scientists and health policy      flashes due to perimenopause              day during detox.
officials.                                      or menopause                                   Choosing a daily dose of high-
      Compounding the problem, Paula        ■ Premenstrual irritability and bloating    quality glutathione-boosting whey
Baillie-Hamilton, a British medical         ■ Light-colored stools                      protein powder or a brown rice/yellow
doctor specializing in human metabo-        ■ Waking between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m.          pea protein powder is another way to
lism, reported in The Journal of Alter-                                                 pump up the detox process.
native and Complementary Medicine           Detox Diet Basics                                 Such spring cleaning can help
that environmental toxins also play                                                     purge our body of toxins and give our
                                                  Start off each morning for two
havoc with our body’s built-in weight                                                   whole system the cleansing boost it
                                            weeks (or up to a maximum of two
regulation system. In short, the more                                                   needs, simultaneously preparing it for
                                            months), with hot lemon water, perhaps
toxic our body becomes, the harder it                                                   even more healthy weight loss in com-
                                            spiced with cinnamon and ginger, for
is to lose weight.                                                                      ing months.
                                            an added metabolic boost. The anti-
                                            oxidant D-limonine in lemon thins           Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D. and certi-
Detox Equals Weight Loss                    bile and is helpful in breaking down        fied nutrition specialist, is an award-
      Clinical research from the Uni-       fat-trapping toxins. Use the juice of one   winning New York Times bestselling
versity of Quebec as far back as 2002       small lemon to eight ounces of warm         author and media expert. Fat Flush for
suggests that toxins slow metabolism.       water.                                      Life is the latest in her book series on
It is widely held that because many               Then, sip a total of 64 ounces of     body detoxification and weight loss.

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                                                                                        Life is a song—sing it. Life is a game—
                                                                                        play it. Life is a challenge—meet it.
                                                                                        Life is a dream—realize it. Life is a


                                  EXERCISE
                                                                                        sacrifice—offer it. Life is love—enjoy it.
                                                                                        ~ Sai Baba




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                                                                                        My mother always used to say, “The
                                                                                        older you get, the better you get, un-
                                                                                        less you’re a banana.” ~ Betty White


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                                                                                        Applied Kinesiology, and Promoter of
                                                                                        Alternative Complementary Medicine.
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      here are as many different types      among participants that exercising at        Autism, ADD/ADHD, Musculoskeletal
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     For centuries, yoga has been pre-      important that we not add to our toxic
scribed as moving medicine for the          burden by walking or jogging along
immune system. Yoga has been re-            busy roads or highways, because
ported to lower stress hormones that        breathing in chemical-laced exhaust
compromise immunity, while stimu-           nullifies the benefits.
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       Five Steps to
Better Health
       How integrative medicine can
       make health care simpler, more
       effective and more affordable.

       by Marco Visscher, Ursula Sautter
       and Carmel Wroth




Suffering from headaches and depression? Don’t
let a doctor put you on drugs; instead, look for
the underlying causes. High cholesterol? 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

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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.

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                                         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
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                                   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


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                                                                                        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

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                                                                                        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


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       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.


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           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.
       The hydrangeas are pushing out leaves, Loropetalums
have bloomed, and Daffodils are finishing bloom. And, now
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that it is warmer, we gardeners are ready to go out to do the               Every Saturday 9am-3pm
work of spring.                                                               Free Workshops
     Now that daffodils are just about finished, we need to
fertilize them. The bulbs need food for their dormant period
and next year’s flowers. Fertilize with a 5-10-15 mix with        April 2011
trace elements. In addition, it is beneficial to cover the bulb
                                                                    is                Marion County

                                                                 Farmland
area with ½ inch of ashes from your fireplace. Don’t forget
to leave the foliage to dry and hibernate naturally.
     Then, continue with your spring gardening chores:
n Fertilize lawns with 15-0-15 using a well-calibrated
spreader. The first fertilization of the season works best as
an application of half slow-release, which will feed the turf
for three to six months, and half water-soluble, which will      Preservation month
give the turf a jump start in growth. The addition of a pre-
emergent will prevent most weed seeds in the ground from
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of grass.
n Treat gladiolus and knock out roses for thrips and other
diseases.
n All lily bulbs do well if planted now.
n Consider planting a ground cover in the shady areas of
your yard that will not support a lawn. Good choices for our
area are Algerian ivy, liriope, mondo grass, dwarf Confeder-
ate jasmine, and ajuga. Peacock ginger is lovely but will die
down in winter.
n Plant new citrus trees now. They do best when planted
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12-13. Attend some classes and see what is new in garden-
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                                                                                                 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.


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             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


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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,

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           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.

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             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.


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       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

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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
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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. For example, people                                                              levels will help people enter these
who may experience “knots” in the                                                                gates and heal the physical, emotional
stomach or bad digestion usually find         arm and out the palm, enabling people              and mental levels of their being.
improved results of these symptoms            who normally don’t feel energy to feel
with Qigong.                                  it strongly. By training our nervous               Part 2 of this article will appear next
      Blood can work itself through           system through continued exposure                  month.
closed-off capillaries when a person is
relaxed and increasing Qi in that area.
Wherever Qi goes, blood follows.
Normal healthy people use about 60
percent of their circulatory system.             Yoga Teacher Training at the Amrit Yoga Institute
When our Qi increases, this percent-             June 17-26—Yoga Immersion Open to Everyone
age also increases. Microcirculation to
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      Using breathing techniques like            It creates powerful therapeutic impact,
the 9-breath Method, we can create               dissolves stress, the hidden cause of 85%
a full-body vibration within minutes.            of all physical, mental and emotional
These electrical impulses travel along the       health problems. Changes
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nervous system and rejuvenate us.
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Cornelius A. Link, DDS                              Michael J. Badanek, BS,DC,CNS,DACBN,DCBCN             Hip Moves Fitness Studio
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Tiara L. Catey, LMT
Center for Balance
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                                                                                                        Professional Advanced
ity. Call to reserve an appointment or to find                 of long standing patterns of tension     Continuing Education
out about classes held locally.                                and dysfunction, bringing the body
                                                    to greater balance, mobility, vitality, and ease.   Abdonimal Massage: The Therapeutic
                                                    A holistic approach to mobility, vitality and       Value. April 10, 9am-2pm. 5 credit
                                                    balance. MA16337/MM18921.                           hours. Hands-on instruction. Massage
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Sandra Wilson, EFT-ADV
Meridian Tapping Techniques Practitioner
                                                    Veterinary Care                                     provider. Ocala Inner Center.

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             A positive change is a tap away!       Shauna Cantwell DVM, Ocala, FL                      Natural Skin Care
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             negative emotions and blocks to                         neurologic and hormonal            Arthritis rubs, burn-relief salves also
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CalendarofEvents
Wednesday, March 2                                              Monday, March 7
    HGC weight loss. Safe homeopathic solution targets              Meet the Doctor evening, hosted by Dr. James Lemire.
hard-to-lose stored fat. Detox coaching and support. Free       Free, 6 pm, call to reserve a seat. Lemire Clinic, 11115 SW
consultation; call for appointment. Reesers Nutrition Center,   93rd Court Rd, Suite 600, Ocala, 352-291-9459, www.
3243 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, 352-732-0718.              LemireClinic.com.

Saturday, March 5                                               Wednesday, March 9
     Autism Spectrum Informational. Presented by S. Eche-           Metabolic balance. All natural weight loss; “Your food
les, T. Ecker, and other parent and support speakers. 2-3:30    shall be your medicine.” Free consultation; call for appoint-
pm. Free. Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver          ment. Reesers Nutrition Center, 3243 E. Silver Springs Blvd.,
Springs Blvd, Ocala, 321-759-4224, tecker2@aol.com.             Ocala, 352-732-0718, 351-1298.
     Crystal Healing with Fran Oppenheimer, RN, LMT. 1-5
pm, $30. High Springs Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd,           March 11-13
High Springs, 386-454-8657, www.highspringsemporium.net.            Ayurveda, Yoga and Recovery, weekend retreat. Amrit
                                                                Yoga Institute, Salt Springs, FL, 352-685-3001, www.amri-
Sunday, March 6                                                 tyoga.org.
    Sacred Meditation Seminar and Demonstration, with               Thai Foot Reflexology and Henna Retreat, Melrose, FL,
Rev. Scott Sherman, 11:45-1:15, love offering. Spiritually-     featuring artist Genevieve Levin and Ariela Grodner. $300.
based healing process uses touch or near-touch, uncondi-        18 CEUs for LMTs, 9 CEUs for Yoga Allliance. 813-417-
tional love, guided meditation and prayer to connect the        6745, www.ArielasThaiMassage.com.
energy centers of participants’ minds and bodies. 40-minute
individual sessions available afterward as well as Monday       Saturday, March 12
(Suggested love offering of $60, but no one turned away).           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.



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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

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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      talmor@msn.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.




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Monday-Friday                            Amrit Yoga, Salt Springs, 352-685-         Rd, (off Maricamp), Ocala,
    Organic Food Pickups. Monday,        3001, ganga@amrityoga.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. prakash@amrityoga.org.                                                    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
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                                                                              •	   Birmingham,	AL*          •	   Wayne	County,	MI
                                                                              •	   Huntsville,	AL           •	   Asheville,	NC

     own a Natural Awakenings
                                                                              •	   Mobile/Baldwin,	AL       •	   Charlotte,	NC
                                                                              •	   Little	Rock/             •	   Raleigh/Durham/	
                                                                              	    Hot	Springs,	AR          	    Chapel	Hill,	NC
            magazine!                                                         •	
                                                                              •	
                                                                                   Phoenix,	AZ
                                                                                   Tucson,	AZ
                                                                                                            •	
                                                                                                            •	
                                                                                                                 Wilmington,	NC
                                                                                                                 Monmouth/	
                                                                              •	   Contra	Costa	Co.,	CA     	    Ocean,	NJ
 As a Natural Awakenings publisher, you can enjoy                                                           •	   North	NJ
                                                                              •	   Los	Angeles,	CA
 learning about healthy and joyous living while                               •	   San	Diego,	CA            •	   North	Central	NJ
 working from your home and earn a good                                       •	   Santa	Barbara/           •	   Somerset/Middlesex
 income doing something you love!                                             	    Ventura,	CA              	    Counties,	NJ
                                                                              •	   Denver/Boulder,	CO       •	   South	NJ
                                                                              •	   Hartford,	CT             •	   Santa	Fe/	
 Your magazine will help thousands of                                                                       	    Albuquerque,	NM
 readers to make positive changes in                                          •	   Fairfield	County,	CT
                                                                                                            •	   Long	Island,	NY
                                                                              •	   New	Haven/	
 their lives, while promoting local                                           	    Middlesex,	CT            •	   New	York	City,	NY*
 practitioners and providers of                                               •	   Daytona/Volusia/	        •	   Rockland/	
                                                                              	    Flagler,	FL              	    Orange	Counties,	NY
 natural, earth-friendly lifestyles.
                                                                              •	   NW	FL	Emerald	Coast*     •	   Westchester/
 You will be creating a healthier                                                                           	    Putnam	Co’s.,	NY
 community while building your                                                •	   Ft.	Lauderdale,	FL
                                                                                                            •	   Cincinnati,	OH
                                                                              •	   Jacksonville/	
 own financial security.                                                      	    St.	Augustine,	FL        •	   Oklahoma	City,	OK
                                                                              •	   Melbourne/	              •	   Tulsa,	OK*
 No publishing experience is                                                  	    Vero	Beach,	FL           •	   Portland,	OR
 necessary. You’ll work for                                                   •	   Miami	&	Florida	Keys     •	   Bucks	County,	PA
 yourself but not by yourself.                                                •	   Naples/Ft.	Myers,	FL     •	   Harrisburg,	PA
                                                                              •	   North	Central	Florida*   •	   Lehigh	Valley,	PA
 We offer a complete training and
                                                                              •	   Orlando,	FL              •	   Northeastern,	PA
 support system that allows you
                                                                              •	   Palm	Beach,	FL           •	   Rhode	Island
 to successfully publish your own                                             •	   Peace	River,	FL          •	   Charleston,	SC
 magazine.                                                                    •	   Sarasota,	FL             •	   Columbia,	SC
                                                                              •	   Tallahassee,	FL          •	   Grand	Strand,	SC
 Be part of a dynamic franchised publishing                                   •	   Tampa/	                  •	   Greenville,	SC
 network that is helping to transform the way                                 	    St.	Petersburg,	FL       •	   Chattanooga,	TN
 we live and care for ourselves. Now available                                •	   Florida’s	Treasure		     •	   Knoxville,	TN
                                                                              	    Coast
 in Spanish as well.                                                                                        •	   Memphis,	TN
                                                                              •	   Atlanta,	GA
                                                                                                            •	   Nashville,	TN
                                                                              •	   Augusta,	GA
 To determine if owning a Natural Awakenings                                                                •	   Austin,	TX
                                                                              •	   Chicago	North		
                                                                              	    Shore,	IL                •	   Dallas,	TX
 is right for you and your target community,
                                                                              •	   Indianapolis,	IN         •	   Houston,	TX
 call us for a free consultation at 239-530-1377.
                                                                              •	   Lexington,	KY*           •	   North	Texas
                                                                              •	   Louisville-Metro,	KY     •	   San	Antonio,	TX
       •   Low Investment                                                     •	   Lafayette,	LA            •	   Tyler/Longview,	TX
                                                                              •	   New	Orleans,	LA          •	   Richmond,	VA
       •   Work at Home                                                       •	   Middlesex	Co.,	MA        •	   Southwestern	VA*
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                                                                                                            •	   Puerto	Rico
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