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Please call to find a location near you or if you would like copies placed at your business. We do not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the articles and advertisements, nor are we responsible for the products and services advertised. We welcome your ideas, articles and feedback. ars arenвЂ™t allowed on the Walnut Street Bridge, but whenever IвЂ™m there I see plenty of traffic: runners, cyclists, dog walkers, skaters (seriously, I saw a guy on a unicycle the other day), people of all ages and descriptions out and moving. It does my heart good, and theirs, too. Chances are thatвЂ™s why theyвЂ™re thereвЂ”to get a good cardio workout or maybe shed a few pounds. But they might be getting another, unexpected benefit, too: better odds for a cancer-free life. Sure, everyone knows there are things you shouldnвЂ™t do if you want to improve your chances of staying cancer-free. But according to Raymond Francis, author of Never Fear Cancer Again: How to Prevent and Reverse Cancer, we thereвЂ™s plenty we should do, tooвЂ”tools we can use to get proactive and avoid that dreaded diagnosis. Among the best tools? A good multivitamin, detoxification and regular exercise. Read more advice from him and other natural health experts in вЂњRethinking Cancer,вЂќ page 20, and youвЂ™ll see why you have more control over the Big C than you think. This monthвЂ™s Natural Awakenings is devoted to the topic of fitness, and we have several articles designed to help you on your fitness journey. Begin with our вЂњUniversal Fitness TipsвЂќ (page 18), our favorite ways to get and stay motivated and make any workout, safe, fun and satisfying. If youвЂ™re considering hiring a personal trainer to help you get the most out of your workout (or just to keep you honest), donвЂ™t miss вЂњStaying Power,вЂќ page 24, which includes a checklist for evaluating trainers to find the best one for you. ItвЂ™s no secret that yoga is one of the most effective, versatile and accessible fitness practices. Its positives are almost too many to mention, but just to name a few: It can be learned at any age; there are styles to suit any ability (or disability); it requires almost no equipment; itвЂ™s safe; and it can be practiced at home. Best of all, yoga is uniquely healing, physically and psychologically. Read the science behind that healing on page 26вЂ”and then try yoga for yourself. With ChattanoogaвЂ™s abundance of excellent teachers, thereвЂ™s no excuse not to! WeвЂ™re pleased to introduce a new column this month. Our вЂњNatural NeighborвЂќ feature will highlight a practitioner or business thatвЂ™s making Chattanooga a healthier placeвЂ”naturally. This month we focus on Carol Bieter, a local massage therapist whose diverse skill set has endeared her to a wide variety of clients, from a champion cyclist to a nonagenarian. вЂњMeetвЂќ Carol on page 19. Wishing you a happy, healthy September! Natural Awakenings is printed on recycled newsprint with soybased ink. 6 Chattanooga TNNaturalAwakenings.com newsbriefs Renowned Pediatrician, Autism Specialist at Nutrition World P Dr. Jerry Kartzinel ediatrician and New York Times bestselling author Jerry Kartzinel, MD, will be at Nutrition World October 26 to discuss his groundbreaking clinical approach to treating autism and other neurodevelopmental problems, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases and hormonal dysfunctions in children. The lecture is free, but advance reservations are required. A fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, Kartzinel practiced general pediatrics in private practice for 10 years until his fourth boy was diagnosed with autism. He has since developed medical interventions that work to improve the lives of children suffering from many types of medical conditions, including autism, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation or diarrhea, sleep cycle disruptions and hormonal imbalances. He is a nationally recognized speaker and regularly teaches continuing medical educations courses on childrenвЂ™s health issues to physicians and other health professionals. His individualized clinical approach begins with a thorough patient history and detailed laboratory evaluations and integrates the very latest medical interventions, including both traditional and complementary medicine. вЂњDr. Jerry has helped thousands of families who have children with autism,вЂќ says Lisa Ackerman, director of Talk About Curing Autism. вЂњHis dedication and contribution to TACA and other autism organizations is tremendous.вЂќ The free presentation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. October 26 at Nutrition World, 6201 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga. To reserve a spot, call the store at 423- 892-4085. See ad, pages 2 and 40. 2013 Special Guests CelebratingWomen and Plants October 11-13 Susun Weed Wise Woman Herbalism Rachel Bagby Liberating WomenвЂ™s Voices Sally Fallon Nourishing Traditional Foods Pam Montgomery Plant Spirit Healing Black Mountain, NC A weekend for women to learn, celebrate, and connect Forty teachers, offering over 70 classes for beginning herbalists to advanced practitioners. Register Now Discounts until August 16 Easy online registration for all the juicy details, visit Proudly sponsored by www.sewisewomen.com 877.739.6636 natural awakenings September 2013 7 Your Thyroid Needs Protection! Natural Awakenings Detoxiп¬Ѓed Iodine Can Provide the Protection You Need Almost everyone is routinely exposed to iodine-depleting radiation emitted by cell phones, WI-FI and microwave ovens. Proper iodine supplementation with a high-quality product like Natural Awakenings Detoxified Iodine can prevent harm by protecting the thyroid and restoring proper hormone production. Iodine replacement has been reported to give relief from: вЂў Depression вЂў Weight Gain вЂў Fibromyalgia вЂў Low Energy вЂў Hypothyroidism вЂў Hyperthyroidism вЂў Radiation вЂў Bacteria & Viruses DonвЂ™t delay, order yours today! Available only at: NAWebstore.com Or call: 888-822-0246 $20 4-6 week supply SPECIAL SHIPPING $5вЂўup to 8 bottles Shop Natural AwakeningsвЂ™ Online Webstore for More Special, Natural Products 8 Chattanooga TNNaturalAwakenings.com newsbriefs Family Herb Shop Relocates after Fire A fter a July fire damaged the Hixson building in which the Family Herb Shop was located, the business has moved to a new location two miles north on Hixson Pike. вЂњWhile this was not the way we had hoped to expand, we now have a larger space with more parking. We hope this will benefit not just us but our customers, too,вЂќ says owner Alison Campbell. вЂњIt has been quite a process to go through, but we have received so much support from our customers and vendors. ThatвЂ™s why I love what I do.вЂќ Alison and her husband Chris recently purchased the shop from AllisonвЂ™s parents, who have owned it since 2005, selling vitamins, herbs and natural health-care solutions. вЂњWeвЂ™re locally owned and operated, and our goal is to build relationships with our customers in order to provide personal, quality service,вЂќ Campbell says. The Family Herb Shop carries a wide variety of products for all ages, ranging from herbal supplements, vitamins, essential oils and teas to all-natural health and beauty products such as soaps, shampoos, sunscreen and lotions. It also carries alkaline water, safe and effective weight-loss supplements, and a diverse assortment of bulk herbs. вЂњWe carry high-quality, sometimes hard-to-find supplements in the Hixson community,вЂќ Campbell says. вЂњWe encourage people to come by our store or call to find out what we have to offer.вЂќ The Family Herb Shop, now located at 6462 Hixson Pike, Ste. 101 (across from Burks United Methodist Church), is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 423-843-1760 or find the shop on Facebook. See ad, page 21. Free Lecture Covers Superfoods, Raw and Alkaline Foods R alph Foster, MD, whose medical practice focuses on nutrition, will be featured speaker at the September 15 meeting of CHEO, the Complementary Health Education Organization. The meeting will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Nutrition World, 6201 Lee Highway, Chattanooga. In his presentation вЂњSuperfoods, Raw Foods and an Alkaline Diet,вЂќ Foster will discuss his favorite вЂњsuperfoods,вЂќ the health secrets of eating more raw and alkaline foods, and how to best go about it. вЂњDr. Foster will share information about an alkaline diet and give us all information on eating and living healthier,вЂќ says CHEOвЂ™s Tami Freedman. CHEO meetings are free and open to the public. The nonprofit organization meets the third Sunday of each month at Nutrition WorldвЂ™s Speaker Room (downstairs off Vance Road). For more information, contact Tami Freedman at 706-4590055 or [email protected] See resource guide listing, page 37. North Shore Massage & Bodywork Celebrates Grand Opening N orth Shore Massage & Bodywork, 620 Cherokee Boulevard in Chattanooga, will celebrate its grand opening September 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. вЂњThe aim of North Shore Massage & Bodywork is to help those with daily aches and pains move and feel more as they should,вЂќ says owner Amber Holt. вЂњWe want to help people live healthy, feel whole and experience massage.вЂќ The grand opening will feature free chair massages, hors dвЂ™oeuvres and antioxidant-packed wine, and a raffle of health-related services, artwork and local gift certificates. Holt has practiced massage for eight years and been licensed in Tennessee since 2006. She works with athletes, fibromyalgia patients, those with chronic pain, and those seeking better health through foot reflexology. She plans to complete her certification in neuromuscular therapy within a year. In addition, Holt practices Reiki, using energy healing to encourage the bodyвЂ™s natural healing ability. HoltвЂ™s new facility on Cherokee also offers private space for couplesвЂ™ massageвЂ”вЂњa delightful way for two people to have a shared, relaxing and healing experience,вЂќ she says. Holt is using the grand opening as an opportunity to further her training and support a local womenвЂ™s shelter. Initial raffle proceeds will help fund her gross anatomy lab workshop in 2014, with any extra proceeds going to Chattanooga Room in the Inn. вЂњIвЂ™m honored to be able to open a business in such an amazing and positive place like Chattanooga,вЂќ she says. Restorative Body Therapies Carol Bieter LMT, CNMT, CKTP Seeking to Honor, Respect, Nurture, and Restore the Body Specializing in Sports Massage, NeuroMuscular Therapy, and Kinesio Taping Hours by Appointment (423) 605 4855 www.restorativebodytherapies.com 243 Signal Mountain Rd., Suite E Chattanooga, TN 37405 Located across from the entrance to Baylor School in Signal Office Plaza For more information, call North Shore Massage & Bodywork at 423-443-6861 or visit AmberHoltTherapy.com. See resource guide listing, page 38. natural awakenings September 2013 9 newsbriefs Reflection Riding Native Plant Sale September 20-22 Royal Tea Provides Safe, Effective Intestinal Health G T For more information, visit ChattanoogaANC.org. Local customers can pick up any products they order by phone or online at the Tools for Healing facility at Shallowford Road and Highway 153. For more information or to see all the Tools for Healing products, visit ToolsForHealing.com. See ad, page 25. ardeners can fill their flower beds this fall with more than 100 species of native perennials, grasses, shrubs and treesвЂ”all for sale at the 26th annual Reflection Riding Native Plant Sale. The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center at Reflection Riding is the host and location for the three-day event, which will be held September 20-21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. вЂњWe are so proud to provide this inspiring, educational event for our community,вЂќ says Executive Director Dr. Jean Lomino. вЂњWe welcome everyone to spend a day exploring this beautiful site and learning about the plants and animals that live in our backyards.вЂќ The Native Plant Sale features durable and hardy native plants, all propagated onsite by volunteers. вЂњFall is the best time to fill in a landscape,вЂќ Lomino notes. вЂњThe cooler temperatures and increased precipitation reduce transplant shock and help the plants get a good start.вЂќ Along with choosing their favorite native plants, guests are welcome to enjoy the CenterвЂ™s open house and attend programs throughout the weekend, including guided wildflower hikes, fern and fungi walks, and nature talks. Families are invited to join the Bats, Bugs and Snakes programs on Sunday. The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center at Reflection Riding features 317 acres of natural splendor. Visitors can hike 15 miles of trails, canoe Lookout Creek, and explore the Wildlife Wanderland, home to a variety of animal ambassadors like Red Wolves, owls and a bobcat. ools for Healing, a Chattanooga-based resource for healing products and techniques, has been an international pioneer in the natural health field. The online-only store has been on the Internet since 1998, introducing hundreds of competitively priced products to what is now a worldwide customer base. But one of its most popular products is a detoxifying tea made right here in Tennessee. Royal Tea, made by a Jackson nutritionist, is designed as a safe, effective way to maintain intestinal health and regularity. Used daily, it helps with weight management and contributes to better overall health, says Tools for Healing manager Jonathan Bouldin. вЂњIвЂ™ve used it; I know it works,вЂќ he says. вЂњOur customers swear by itвЂ”theyвЂ™ll say it helped them lose weight and even cleared up their skin. A lot of people drink it every day as part of their normal diet.вЂќ A pack of 12 tea bags typically lasts about six weeks, Bouldin says. The product has proven so popular that about six months ago, Tools for Healing began offering Royal Tea capsules. вЂњI donвЂ™t think theyвЂ™re quite as potent, but theyвЂ™re good for travelers and people who canвЂ™t steep tea every day,вЂќ he says. вЂњItвЂ™s become a big seller, too.вЂќ Tools for Healing also offers a Royal Cleanse for those who want a short-term, onetime product rather than a maintenance program. ORGANIC MOSQUITO & TICK SOLUTIONS Contact us now for a free consultation! 423.316.2726 [email protected] purepestmanagement.com PROTECT YOUR FAMILY THIS SEASON WITH PURE MOSQUITO AND TICK SOLUTIONS 10 Chattanooga TNNaturalAwakenings.com SIGN UP FOR THE SEASON AND GET ONE FREE SPRAY Free Screening for Students with Attention Struggles T his month LearningRx Chattanooga will conduct free screenings by appointment for those struggling with symptoms of ADD/ADHD. The screenings will be offered September 14 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the LearningRx Chattanooga Brain Training Center near Hamilton Place Mall. According to a study released by the Mayo Clinic in March, as many as 7.5 percent of school-aged children have some symptoms of AD/HD, says Michelle Hecker Davis, director of LearningRx Chattanooga. вЂњThese symptoms may arise from a deficit in executive functions, or the processes in charge of regulating, controlling and managing daily life tasks,вЂќ she says. вЂњBut AD/HD does not need to be a permanent diagnosis or condition.вЂќ LearningRx has developed a program to attack the root causes of attention disorders, Davis says. The program involves intense drills and procedures designed to strengthen sustained attention (the ability to stay focused on a task); selective attention (the ability to stay focused when distractions are present); and divided attention (the ability to process two or more tasks at a time). The program often eliminates the symptoms associated with poor attention skills, she says. An appointment is required and availability is limited, so families interested in the screening are encouraged to register early. To register or for more information, contact Davis at 423-305-1599 or [email protected] LearningRx is located at 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd, next to MarshallвЂ™s and Bed, Bath and Beyond. See ad, page 23. Elderberry at Forefront of вЂњFunctional FoodsвЂќ by Ann Lenhardt вЂњW hat does elderberry taste like?вЂќ We hear that question a lot at NormвЂ™s Farms, and we usually describe the flavor as somewhere between blueberry, blackberry, grape and currant. Truthfully, the best answer we can give is вЂњTry it and see for yourselfвЂ” itвЂ™s delicious!вЂќ While few of us are familiar with elderberry today, it was a common and necessary food in the world of our great-grandparents and their ancestors. The tiny elderberry served as a valuable functional food and was used in everything from pies and other desserts, jams and jellies, syrups, sauces and wine. Because elderberry was considered a preventative or curative for many respiratory and digestive ailments, households made and stored elderberry cordials, tinctures and tonics, too. Elderberry used to be ubiquitous. The use of elderberry went the way of the horse and the buggy with the Industrial Revolution. Elderberry is extremely perishable once harvested, and harvesting and preparing it requires time that few of us have in this fast-paced, high-pressure world. However, the skyrocketing cost of health care and health insurance has opened the door for elderberry and other functional foods to make a resurgence. People are searching for more affordable ways to address illness and improve their health, and incorporating functional foods into our diet is a natural place to start. Elderberry is a great choice in the вЂњfunctional foodsвЂќ category: itвЂ™s low in calories, high in nutrients, and chock-full of antioxidants. In fact, many people are now choosing to make elderberry part of their everyday diet. Elderberry also is an effective immune support supplement, and studies indicate that it is an effective antiviral as well. Best of all, it is affordable and available without a prescription, and it comes without a long list of potentially deadly side effectsвЂ”unlike many of the pharmaceuticals marketed today. Ann Lenhardt and her husband, Roger, are owners of NormвЂ™s Farms, based in Pittsboro, NC. To find NormвЂ™s Farms/Elderberry Life elderberry jam, jelly, juice and herbal cordial (aka elderberry syrup), visit Nutrition World (6201 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga) or ElderberryLife.com. natural awakenings September 2013 11 newsbriefs Fall Celebration at ClearSpring Yoga September 21 C learSpring Yoga (CSY) will present its third annual Fall Equinox Practice September 21 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., led by Janka Livoncova and featuring live music by Annie Harpe & Friends. вЂњFall is the season of harvestвЂ”a time to pull inward after the celebrations of summer and gather together on all levels,вЂќ Livoncova says. вЂњItвЂ™s a time to store up fuel, food and warm clothing, a time to study and plan for the approaching stillness of winter. Everything in nature contracts and moves its essence inward and downward, and we are invited once again to look within, to reflect. Fall is full of change and transitions, calling for more commitment, participation and readiness. We invite everyone to join us in welcoming this rich season through asana, breath work and meditation.вЂќ All levels are welcome, with no preregistration required. There is a suggested donation of $15-20. Powerful, Natural Pain Relief with Dr. EmuвЂ™s Rx for Pain 4-oz Spray Bottle just $19.95 plus shipping Shop online NAWebstore.com or call: 888-822-0246 * SPECIAL SHIPPING 5вЂўup to 8 bottles $ Shop NAWebstore.com for other natural products 12 Chattanooga TNNaturalAwakenings.com Also this month, CSY is registering for the Subtle Yoga RYT500 Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program, which begins November 15 and runs through January 11, 2015. For more information visit ClearSpringYoga.com. CSY offers more than 30 yoga classes each week, including Flow, Fundamentals, Gentle, Yin, Intermediate, All-Levels, Slow Flow, $7 community classes, and a free introductory class at 2:30 p.m. the first Sunday of each month. For class, event and workshop information, visit ClearSpringYoga.com or call 423-266-3539. CSY is located at 105 N. Market Street, Chattanooga. See ad, page 26. Rolling Video Games Partners with Junior Achievement R olling Video Games has partnered with nonprofit Junior Achievement Chattanooga to further its mission of educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Rolling Video Games visited Silverdale Baptist and Dalewood Middle this past spring as part of вЂњJA in a DayвЂќ and plans to add many more schools this fall, says Megan Dearing of Junior Achievement. вЂњJA in a Day is a special Junior Achievement delivery method that facilitates the partnership between a business and an elementary school,вЂќ Dearing says. вЂњAs with all Junior Achievement programs, business volunteers help educate and inspire youth about the connection between education and success in the workplace, and give them hope for the future. Rolling Video Games is mobile video gaming theaterвЂ”a truck trailer outfitted with four wide-screen, high-def TVs in front of custom stadium seats with built-in vibration motors synched to the on-screen action, and speakers in front and back. Everything is linked, so 16 players can play the same game or against each other. Players can work as a team or enjoy different games, including the newest offerings from Wii, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. A game coach is on site to help anyone who needs it. Rolling Video Games has been featured at the Kidz Expo, Chattacon, World of Wheels, and various other local events and school fundraisers. Schools interested in participating in JA in a Day should contact Dearing at 423- 892-4488 or contact Rolling Video Games directly at 423-475-6696. Rolling Video Games is also available for parties and events daily. For party and event pricing, call the office or visit RollingVideoGames.com. See ad, page 9. healthbriefs A Tribute to the American Elderberry T he International Society for Horticultural Science named the elderberry its 2013 Herb of the Year for good reason. In June, scientists gathered in Columbia, Missouri, to share research on the potential of elderberries and elder flowers for preventing and treating illnesses at the first International Elderberry Symposium. For example, Dennis Lubahn, director of the University of MissouriвЂ™s Center for Botanical Interaction Studies, and his team are researching the molecular mechanisms behind elderberryвЂ™s folk medicine legacy; specifically, how the berries might help prevent strokes, prostate cancer and inflammation while boosting an individualвЂ™s resistance to infectious diseases. Preliminary results show that just two tablespoons of elderberry juice per day appear to offer protection against prostate cancer. Madeleine Mumcuoglu, Ph.D., from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical Center, in Jerusalem, explained how the yet unnamed active principle in elderberry blocks viruses from entering human cells. She believes that elderberry extract holds significant potential for preventing and reducing symptoms of the flu, including avian flu and swine flu, plus HIV and the herpes simplex virus. The effective dose may be just one tablespoon a day. While Mumcuoglu believes elderberry extract is safe, she does not recommend it for pregnant women or those with autoimmune diseases, because it is a known immune system stimulant. вЂњIt may be completely risk-free,вЂќ she says. вЂњWe simply donвЂ™t yet have adequate data for proof.вЂќ Adams, M.D. FullCharles CircleC.Medical Center Amanda Geitz, L.M.T. For more information, visit MUConf.Missouri.edu/elderberrysymposium. Hair to Dye For T hree-quarters of American women are interested in changing their hair color, particularly to cover gray, according to a Clairol study. But other studies show they should be wary of most traditional hair dyes and consider natural alternatives. A study from the University of Southern California published in the International Journal of Cancer, for example, identified women using permanent hair dyes at least once a month to be at the highest risk for bladder cancer. As early as 2007, the European Union banned 22 potentially dangerous chemicals in cosmetic and body care products, including hair dyes. In the journal Materials last year, British researchers warned of the increased cancer risk from toxic chemicals called secondary amines, found in European- and U.S.-manufactured permanent hair dyes, because they remain on the hair for extended periods long after application and can penetrate skin. Meanwhile, increasing demand by consumers for safer products has expanded the market for natural hair dyes containing henna, oils and extracts from berries and other fruits, plus vegetables. Many are now available at pharmacies, organic salons and online, including do-it-yourself recipes. 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Walking is also beneficial; the National Institutes of Health says it can add up to 4.5 years to the average life expectancy. Seventy-five minutes of brisk walking a week can add 1.8 years to life expectancy after age 40, according to study results cited in PLOS Medicine. Yoga Relieves Back Pain Many exercise forms вЂ“ aerobic, yoga, weights, walking and more вЂ“ have been shown to benefit mood. ~Andrew Weil Together C ould a simple yoga class ease chronic back pain? Yes, say researchers in two recent studies. Scientists at the University of Washington found that subjects reported a 61 percent decrease in back pain when practicing yoga in a 12-week period compared with doing simple stretching. The researchers attributed their findings, published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, to yogaвЂ™s physical and breathing exercises and how they increase awareness and relaxation. Another project, funded by Arthritis Research UK, showed that Britons with long-term back pain that took a 12-week yoga course reported 75 percent fewer sick days. Protein for Breakfast Curbs Food Cravings we can build a stronger community! S Support our advertisers! Thank you, 14 Chattanooga kipping breakfast or eating sugary breakfast breads and cereals sets us up for increased appetite all day long, while protein-rich food effectively satiates us, according to a recent University of Missouri-Columbia study. Subjects were 20 overweight young women, ages 18 to 20, divided into three groups: those that skipped breakfast, ate cereal, or enjoyed a 350-calorie, high-protein breakfast of eggs and lean meat. Researchers tracking brain function concluded that those eating the high-protein breakfast were better able to control their eating throughout the day and evening. For people that donвЂ™t currently eat breakfast, lead researcher Heather Leidy, Ph.D., an assistant professor of nutrition and exercise physiology, says it only takes about three days to acclimate the body. Leidy suggests first trying plain Greek yogurt, cottage cheese or egg or meat burritos. Aim for 35 grams of protein in the morning for all-day control of food cravings. TNNaturalAwakenings.com Natural.Holistic.Dentistry Full Service Dental Care www.SmileChattanooga.com Exam & X-Rays $205 Value For $4700 Before Weightlifting Lowers Heart Disease and Diabetes Risks F ewer than 10 percent of Americans regularly lift weights, but perhaps more of us should, according to a study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Scientists at the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville, found that weightlifters had a 37 percent reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes. Previous research has linked having greater muscle strength and mass (results of weightlifting) to lower rates of metabolic syndrome. People with three out of five risk factorsвЂ”a large waist (more than 40 inches for men, more than 35 inches for women), high triglycerides and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugarвЂ”may be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. The researchers also analyzed data from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which showed that young men were most likely to do regular weightlifting, while women, older people and Latinos were least likely. The survey statistics support the conclusion that non-weightlifters are more likely to exhibit metabolic syndrome. Limited to the first 13 callers Expires 9.30.13 After Please email: [email protected] to request your FREE report on the 12 questions to ask your dentist FREE Consultation Limited to the first 13 callers Expires 9.30.13 Robert J. 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The term was originally coined by bus drivers trying to distinguish between commuters awaiting carpool drivers and people standing in line for the bus, just as they used to stay vigilant for fake bus tokens known as slugs. In many urban centers with specific lanes dedicated to cars with three occupants (HOV-3), having clearly marked entry and exit points benefits everyoneвЂ” drivers move faster and save gas; riders get to work; and the environment gets a break. The magic number is threeвЂ”something about having just two occupants doesnвЂ™t seem as safe to many people, although the concept is the same. If the worst happens and no drivers show up, thereвЂ™s always the bus. Source: Grist.com Scrub Up Cleaning the Environment a Step at a Time Unilever, one of the worldвЂ™s largest consumer product companies, which makes Vaseline and Dove soaps, is doing away with a longtime manufacturing process because scientists and environmental groups are concerned that it contributes to polluting oceans. The company has decided to phase out the use of plastic micro-beads as a scrubbing agent in all personal care products by 2015. Small pieces of plastic material under five millimeters in diameter, referred to as micro-plastics, originate from a variety of different sources, including the breakdown of larger plastic materials in the water, the shedding of synthetic fibers from textiles during domestic clothes washing, and the micro-beads used for their abrasive properties in a range of consumer and industrial products. Solar Socket Portable Power from Any Windowpane The Window Socket, a new device that attaches to any window using a suction cup, provides a small amount of electricity to charge and operate small devices from its solar panel. Inventors Kyuho Song and Boa Oh, of Yanko Design, note, вЂњWe tried to design a portable socket so that users can use it intuitively, without special training.вЂќ Even better, the charger stores energy. After five to eight hours of charging, The Socket provides 10 hours of juice to charge a phone, even in a dark room. The device is not yet available in the United States. Find more information at Tinyurl.com/WindowSocket. 16 Chattanooga TNNaturalAwakenings.com Freebie Fruit Online Mapping Points the Way Falling Fruit (FallingFruit.org), created by Caleb Philips, co-founder of Boulder Food Rescue, and Ethan Welty, a photographer and geographer based in Boulder, Colorado, uses a map to cite locations of fruits and vegetables that are free to forage around the world. It looks like a Google map, with reported locations marked with dots. Zoom in and click on one to find a description of what tree or bush is there. The description often includes information about the best season to pluck plant fruits, the quality and yield, a link to the speciesвЂ™ profile on the U.S. Department of AgricultureвЂ™s website and additional advice on accessing the spot. Welty compiled most of the halfmillion or so locations from various municipal databases, local foraging organizations and urban gardening groups. Additionally, the map is open for Wikipedia-style public editing. He says, вЂњFalling Fruit pinpoints all sorts of tasty trees in public parks, lining city streets and even hanging over fences from the UK to New Zealand.вЂќ It also lists beehives, public water wells and even dumpsters with excess food waste. Killing Fields Neonicotinoid Pesticides Threaten Birds and Insects, Too Bio-Breakthrough Can Reduce Fossil Fuel Use Researchers at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, attest they have succeeded in using xylose, the most abundant simple plant sugar, to produce a large quantity of hydrogen in a method that can be performed using any source of biomass. вЂњOur new process could help end our dependence on fossil fuels,вЂќ projects Y. H. Percival Zhang, the associate professor of biological systems engineering who is spearheading the initiative. This environmentally friendly method of producing hydrogen utilizes renewable natural resources, releases almost zero greenhouse gases and doesnвЂ™t require costly heavy metals. Most hydrogen for commercial use is produced from natural gas, which is expensive to manufacture and generates a large amount of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. вЂњIt really doesnвЂ™t make sense to use non-renewable natural resources to produce hydrogen,вЂќ says Zhang. вЂњWe think this discovery is a gamechanger in the world of alternative energy.вЂќ Help preserve the Gorge... Forever! Photo: Kevin Livingood Oil Alternative Controversial neonicotinoid pesticides linked to catastrophic honeybee declines in North America and Europe may also kill other creatures, posing ecological threats even graver than feared, according to aВ new report by the American Bird Conservancy. It claims that dangers to birds and streamdwelling and soil-dwelling insects accidentally exposed to the chemicals have been underestimated by regulators and downplayed by industry. вЂњThe environmental persistence of the neonicotinoids, their propensity for runoff and for groundwater infiltration and their cumulative and largely irreversible mode of action in invertebrates raise environmental concerns that go well beyond bees,вЂќ according to the report co-authors, pesticide policy expert Cynthia Palmer and pesticide toxicologist Pierre Mineau, Ph.D., who both work for the nonprofit. They note that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency typically sets guidelines for bird exposures using laboratory tests on just two species, which ignores widely varying sensitivities among hundreds of other species. Scott Black, executive director of the Xerces Society, an invertebrate conservation group, says that integrated pest management (IPM), which combines precisely targeted chemical use with other, non-chemical means of pest control, can deliver industrial-scale yields in an environmentally sustainable way. To the detriment of wildlife, вЂњ[Our nation] has moved away from IPM, from scouting a farm, putting in habitat for beneficial insects and spraying only if thereвЂ™s damage,вЂќ he warns. вЂњWith neonicotinoids, they donвЂ™t do that anymore,вЂќ instead returning to indiscriminate blanket spraying. Primary source: Tinyurl.com/ABCBirdReport Become a member today! www.trgt.org вЂў 423.266.0314 natural awakenings September 2013 17 UNIVERSAL FITNESS TIPS Mindful Practices Enhance Any Routine by Casey McAnn W hen it comes to attaining fitness, several well-regarded recommendations increase the likelihood of success.В Natural Awakenings canvassed online fitness sources for tips and techniques intended to keep workouts safe, fun and satisfying.В Our favorites follow. Always stretch вЂ“ Light stretching before and after workouts loosens muscles and increases circulation for quicker repair and healing. It can also help prevent injuries. ItвЂ™s ideal to hold stretches for at least 30 seconds, breathing вЂњintoвЂќ the muscles that are being stretched and inviting a gentle release of tension on the exhalation. If any pain surfaces while stretching a certain area, stop. Start slowly вЂ“ Begin and build workout routines slowly in order to 18 Chattanooga avoid straining muscles and ligaments. Exercise at least twice a week, the bare minimum for staying physically fit. Be well rounded вЂ“ Add leg and back exercises to crunches and bicep curls, and vary cardio routines to stay enthusiastic about workouts. Experiment with all the equipment available at a studio or gym, asking a trainer for guidance. Drink plenty of water вЂ“ Drinking water helps to decrease appetite and eliminate cravings, while nourishing and hydrating the body. The goal is to drink half of oneвЂ™s body weight number in ounces each day. Keep it regular вЂ“ Making exercise a regularly scheduled part of the week eliminates excuses. Keep it on the calendar and show up as dutifully as for any other important appointment. Make up TNNaturalAwakenings.com any days missed. Increase intensity вЂ“ More intense workouts mean less time spent doing them while achieving the same level of benefits. ItвЂ™s also important to keep endurance exercises in any routine, however, because they are vital for cardiovascular benefits and building stamina. Use weights вЂ“ Adding muscle to the body increases strength, life expectancy and fat burning. To tone muscles, use a weight that works for eight to 12 lifts. For bulk, use a weight suited to four to six lifts. Practice a weight training routine two to three times a week, keeping sessions under 45 minutes. Add interval training вЂ“ Sprinting for about 50 yards boosts metabolism and heart health. Return to the starting point by taking a slow walk. Repeat as many times as possible, making sure to warm up before the interval training and cool down afterwards. Dress up вЂ“ Energize a workout session and boost confidence by wearing something snazzy. Donning an exercise вЂњuniformвЂќ gets us in the mood, and a new piece of clothing or footwear can make us excited to get moving again. Be a safe runner вЂ“ Every six weeks, cut running mileage and frequency in half for a week. This allows the body to recover from workouts and helps to prevent injury. Make it meaningful вЂ“ While walking or running, recite prayers or a gratitude list, or listen to inspirational podcasts and downloads. Volunteer for fitness вЂ“ Many volunteer tasks involve some form of physical movement. It feels good to burn calories while helping others. Bring workout buddies вЂ“ Friends and pets need exercise, too, and they provide restorative companionship. Working out with a pal adds support and motivation, which are keys to success. Seek out a human buddy with similar fitness goals. Go green вЂ“ Research from the University of Essex, in England, shows that exercising in nature produces additional physical and mental benefits. The researchers found that вЂњgreen exerciseвЂќ improves mood, self-esteem, enjoyment and motivation. 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For more information about advertising and how you can participate, call 423-517-0128 natural awakenings September 2013 19 RETHINKING CANCER A Brave New World of Effective Natural Therapies by Linda Sechrist S usan Silberstein takes her message for preventing cancer and recurrences to medical and nursing schools, continuing oncology nursing education programs and universities from her BeatCancer.org headquarters in Richboro, Pennsylvania. The nonprofit organiza- 20 Chattanooga tion provides research-based education and counseling on how to prevent, cope with and beat cancer through immune-boosting holistic approaches. Since 1977, it has helped nearly 30,000 cancer patients and more than 50,000 prevention seekers. вЂњEarly detection is better than late detection, but itвЂ™s not prevention,вЂќ says Silberstein, who taught the psychology of health and disease at PennsylvaniaвЂ™s Immaculata University. вЂњWe focus on building up patientsвЂ” minimizing treatment side effects, enhancing immune system function, improving nutritional status and addressing the reasons for sickness in the first place.вЂќ вЂњConventional medicine never addresses the cause, which is a process that needs to be understood so the individual can turn it off,вЂќ elaborates Massachusetts Institute of Technologytrained scientist Raymond Francis, author of Never Fear Cancer Again: How to Prevent and Reverse Cancer. Based on his experience beating cancer and research into cellular biochemistry and molecular biology, he concluded that the disease is a biological process that affects the entire body, not something that can be cut out, killed or poisoned. вЂњCentral to TNNaturalAwakenings.com healing and prevention is the elimination of things that fuel the growth of cancer cells, such as sugar, toxins, heavy metals, nutrient-deficient processed foods and an acidic environment in the body,вЂќ observes Francis. вЂњRegular exercise, a daily, high-quality multivitamin and detoxification are equally crucial to restoring the bodyвЂ™s biological terrain.вЂќ Doctor of Naturopathy Judy Seeger, founder of CancerCleanseCamp.com and host of CancerAnswers.TV and Cancer Winner Radio, recommends both a regular detoxification regimen and ongoing healthy nutritional plan to help maintain a healing alkaline environment. While this helps cleanse the body of environmental toxins, the toxic emotions and stress that produce acid, weaken the immune system and create an environment for cancer to propagate, must also be dealt with. Experts generally agree on a range of basic, commonsense preventive measures that include a low-fat, plant-based diet; aerobic, flexibility and strength exercises; healthy sleep habits; and other stress-reducing activities. вЂњThese are basic ingredients for maintaining sound health, and can be crucial toward improving the health of an individual with cancer,вЂќ says Dr. Keith Block, the вЂњfather of integrative oncology,вЂќ and author of Life Over Cancer. He founded The Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment, in Skokie, Illinois, that customizes care plans based on each personвЂ™s medical, biochemical, physical, nutritional and psychosocial needs. Nourish Biochemistry Thousands of cancer patients have outlived their вЂњmedical expiration dateвЂќ by using alternative nontoxic treatments and approaches, many of which are documented in Outsmart Your Cancer, by Tanya Harter Pierce. Lou Dina, a cancer survivor who like Francis, underwent a journey of intensive research, became a patient advocate and authored Cancer: A Rational Approach to Long-Term Recovery. Dina speaks at conventions hosted by the Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy (FACT), founded in 1971 by Ruth Sackman. He also appears with вЂњWhen it comes to oneвЂ™s lifetime risk of cancer, healthy diet and lifestyle choices can make all the difference.вЂќ ~ Susan Silberstein, Ph.D., founder and president of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education other survivors in the FACT documentary based on SackmanвЂ™s book, Rethinking Cancer: Non-Traditional Approaches to the Theories, Treatments and Prevention of Cancer. From decades of findings by international clinicians, FACT educates practitioners and patients to view chronic degenerative diseases as systematic malfunctions caused by breakdowns in the balance of body chemistry that are subject to bio-repair. However manifested, they are viewed as correctable and controllable via an individualized program that includes a balanced diet of whole, unprocessed, organic foodsвЂ”spurred by Gerson therapy that floods the body with organically grown nutrientsвЂ”supplementation and detoxification. Other key measures involve body temperature therapy, cellular and stem cell therapies and the use of botanicals. вЂњNutrients in food directly impact the mechanisms by which cancer cells grow and spread,вЂќ explains Block. вЂњThey also indirectly impact cancer by changing the surrounding biochemical conditions that either promote or inhibit the progression of malignant disease. This is why targeting only tumors is not enough to quash cancer. Conventional cancer therapies almost inevitably leave behind at least a small number of malignant cells. Your internal biochemical terrain plays an integral role in determining whether a tumor will regain a foothold after treatment, metastasize to distant sites or stay where it is without posing a threat.вЂќ Block notes that a healthy biochemistry can help prevent unpleasant and possibly life-threatening, complications. An anti-cancer biochemical terrain will even boost a patientвЂ™s overall quality of life. At the Block Center, detailed assessments identify disruptions in six defining features of patientsвЂ™ biochemical terrainвЂ”oxidation, inflammation, immunity, blood coagulation, glycemia and stress chemistry. Cancer thrives on terrain disruptions, which also can impair treatment. Focus on High-Impact Foods Kathy Bero, founder of NuGenesis Inc., in Stone Bank, Wisconsin, asks, вЂњHow many other lives could be saved if doctors prescribed a diet primarily focused on plant-based, angiogenic-inhibiting foods for all cancer patients?вЂќ Angiogenesis is the development of new blood vessels. Cancer turns the body against itself by hijacking the angiogenesis process and keeping it permanently activated, ensuring that cancerous cells receive a dedicated, uninterrupted blood supply. вЂњTo effectively prevent cancer, inflammation and angiogenesis need to be controlled before a tumor can get a foothold,вЂќ advises Bero. Optimize Your Health with Thermography вЂў Colonic Irrigation Counseling & Life Coaching Massage & Lymphatic Therapy Cellular Detoxifying Footbath Stillpoint Health Associates 423.756.2443 1312B Hanover St., Chattanooga 37405 Nutritional Support for the Entire Family Come see why weвЂ™re your familyвЂ™s choice for nutritional supplements. 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Examples include green tea, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, grapefruit, lemons, tomatoes, cinnamon, kale, grape seed oil and pomegranate. вЂњThese foods also played a significant role in strengthening my immune system and restoring my overall health, which was radically affected by many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation,вЂќ remarks Bero. Boost Recuperative Powers Patrick Quillin, Ph.D., a former vice president of nutrition for a national network of cancer hospitals and author of The Wisdom and Healing Power of Whole Foods and Beating Cancer with Nutrition, recommends a triple threat. вЂњCancer requires a threefold treatment approach to create a synergistic response. Teaming up to reduce the tumor burden without harming the patient, reregulate the cancer to normal healthy tissue and nourish the patientвЂ™s recuperative powers is far better than any one approach,вЂќ says Quillin. He maintains that restrained medical interventions, appropriate nutrition and naturopathic approaches can bolster nonspecific natural defense mechanisms to reverse the underlying cause of the disease. вЂњNutrition and traditional oncology treatments are synergistic, not antagonistic, as many oncologists believe,вЂќ advises Quillin. Glenn Sabin, founder of FON Therapeutics, similarly suggests that multi-interventional, outcome-based studies, akin to Dr. Dean OrnishвЂ™s approach to prostate cancer, could greatly benefit conventional oncology. Sabin recounts his Harvard Medical School-documented remission of advanced leukemia in his upcoming book, N-of-1: How One ManвЂ™s Triumph Over Terminal Cancer is Changing the Medical Establishment. Sabin turned to therapeutic nutri- 22 Chattanooga вЂњI talk to people who do all the right things to improve their biochemistry, but without an emotional detox and spiritual connection to something larger than themselves, their healing process tends to stall.вЂќ ~ Doctor of Naturopathy Judy Seeger tion, neutraceuticals, stress reduction and exercise to become a 22-year cancer вЂњthriverвЂќ without the aid of conventional therapies. He also emphasizes the importance of the psychological and psychosocial aspects of healing with the cancer patients he coaches. вЂњIf you donвЂ™t have your head in the game, itвЂ™s hard to make anything else work for you,вЂќ counsels Sabin. Understand the Connection Silberstein and other leading physicians, including Dr. Tien-Sheng Hsu, a Chinese psychiatrist and author of the Secret to Healing Cancer; Dr. Jingduan Yang, a board-certified psychiatrist and founder and medical director of the Tao Institute of Mind & Body Medicine; and Seeger, believe that the mind and spirit play a significant role in healing. вЂњCancer begins in the spirit and ends up in the body, which is why I recommend that anyone positively diagnosed read the Cancer Report,вЂќ remarks Silberstein. Cancer Report, co-written by John R. Voell and Cynthia A. Chatfield, discusses psychoneuroimmunology and the powerful role that the mind, emotions and spirit play in contributing to or resisting disease and healing even the most terminal of cancers (Tinyurl.com/ VoellCancerReport). Yang and Hsu, who also use acupuncture protocols, believe illness is a reflection of inner problems that disrupt the bodyвЂ™s naturally powerful TNNaturalAwakenings.com immune system. вЂњCancer is a symptom delivering a message: You need to take better care of yourselfвЂ”emotionally, chemically, physically and spiritually,вЂќ says Yang. As a faculty member of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Yang sees firsthand how few patients understand that the trauma of a diagnosis and treatment can reactivate past traumas, unresolved issues, blockages and repressed emotions. Both he and Hsu offer mind/ body/spirit interventions to help patients cope better. вЂњI talk to people who do all the right things to improve their biochemistry, but without an emotional detox and spiritual connection to something larger than themselves, their healing process tends to stall,вЂќ Seeger observes. Her online talk shows feature long-term cancer survivors like Dr. Carl Helvie, author of You Can Beat Lung Cancer Using Alternative/Integrative Interventions. вЂњIt all comes down to the microcosm of the cell. If we give our 73 trillion cells everything they need, the macrocosm of the body will function properly,вЂќ says Francis. The authors of Cancer Killers, Dr. Charles Majors, Dr. Ben Lerner and Sayer Ji, agree. Up till now, they attest that the war on cancer has been almost exclusively an assault on the disease, rather than an enlightened preventive campaign that clearly identifies and counters how cancer develops. вЂњThe battle can only be won by instructing people in how to boost their bodyвЂ™s immune responses to kill cancer cells before they face a full-blown diagnosis and showing them how to aggressively address the hostile exterior agents that turn healthy cells cancerous.вЂќ The best winning strategy is to naturally nurture a bodyвЂ”structurally, chemically, energetically, emotionally and spirituallyвЂ”so that the inner terrain naturally kills cancer cells and stops them from growing. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. 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[email protected] [email protected] Honoring the United NationsвЂ™ International Day of Peace, September 21 423-517-0128 natural awakenings September 2013 23 fitbody Traits to Look for in a Trainer STAYING POWER by Cecily Casey Engage a personal trainer based on his/her positive responses to the following qualifiers. A Good Trainer Keeps Us On Track 4 Starts by discussing short- and long-term goals 4 Customizes a program for individual needs 4 Reviews oneвЂ™s health history in detail by Debra Melani 4 Conducts a posture analysis 4 Screens each client for quality of movement 4 Asks the client to track his or her food intake 4 Provides helpful cues for improvement during sessions 4 Critiques movement from various angles Maintaining oneвЂ™s own fitness program can prove a challenge when the will to work out fizzles. Many people are getting help conquering roadblocks and staying on an effective path of regular exercise through an enduring relationship with a personal trainer. A pproximately 6.4 million Americans now engage personal trainers, according to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, including some in less traditional locations, like community centers and corporate workplaces. When a client sticks with a personal trainer over the long haul, the relationship can evolve beyond a caring coach into a steadfast mentor, producing benefits that transcend basic fitness. вЂњI have individuals IвЂ™ve worked with for 10 years, and have come to know them and their bodies and habits well,вЂќ says Kristin McGee, a New York City trainer who counts celebrities like Steve Martin and Tina Fey as clients. By understanding all aspects of each of her clients, she says she can better tailor programs to meet their needs. 24 Chattanooga When nine-year client Bebe Duke, 58, faced a lengthy rehabilitation after tripping and shattering a shoulder, McGee helped lift her spirits, ease her back into full-body fitness and even slay some psychological dragons. вЂњWe worked her lower half; we kept her strong and her moods steady with meditation and yoga,вЂќ McGee says. вЂњThe physical therapist knew how to work with her shoulder joint, but not with the rest of her body and the rest of her life.вЂќ Duke felt, as she puts it, вЂњa significant fear of fallingвЂќ after the accident. вЂњSo we spent an enormous amount of time on balance and making sure I didnвЂ™t feel nervous.вЂќ McGee was able to help Duke prevent fitness loss, which can happen to anyone that goes four weeks without exercising, reports Medicine TNNaturalAwakenings.com 4 Is able to ramp up or ease off exercise challenges as needed 4 Never uses the phrase, вЂњNo pain, no gainвЂќ 4 Keeps current with educational certifications, workshops and seminars Cecily Casey is co-owner of RealFit Gym, in Highland Park, IL, where she is a practicing American College ofВ SportsВ Medicine certified personal trainer. & Science in Sports & Exercise journal. Maintaining regular exercise can also deter depression, confirmed by a study in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Three years after the injury, Duke can now hold a downward dog yoga pose and do a headstand. вЂњIвЂ™m also running again,вЂќ Duke adds. вЂњIвЂ™m signed up for a half marathon.вЂќ Richard Cotton, a personal trainer in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the American College of Sports MedicineвЂ™s national director of certification, agrees that a good вЂњGroup training can cost as little as $15 an hour. Women especially enjoy combining fitness with socializing. Working together and growing together, they feed off and rely on each other to show up.вЂќ Get product information and a 10% discount code... FREE! By requesting for our free Informational Booklet http://www.toolsforhealing.com ~ Kristin McGee long-term trainer often serves as a fitness, nutrition and even life coach. вЂњYou canвЂ™t metaphorically cut off peopleвЂ™s heads and only train their bodies. Then you are just a technician,вЂќ he observes. Building a true foundation for health requires understanding the importance of each building block, not just working with a trainer for a few sessions and afterwards going blindly through the motions, attests Sandra Blackie, a former professional bodybuilder, certified nutritionist and current personal trainer in San Diego, California. вЂњI want to educate my clients.вЂќ During extended periods, good trainers also revise routines at least once every four weeks to prevent adaptation, another problem that can hinder reaching fitness goals. вЂњWithout trainers, people often get stuck in a rut and lose motivation,вЂќ remarks Blackie, who also adapts exercises according to bodily changes due to aging or other conditions. Long-term relationships also allow trainers to focus on the individualвЂ™s bottom-line goals, Cotton notes. For instance, вЂњI want to lose 10 pounds,вЂќ might really mean, вЂњI want the energy to play with my kids,вЂќ or вЂњI want to feel more alert at work.вЂќ вЂњAchievable goals evolve from values,вЂќ Cotton explains. вЂњItвЂ™s not about getting in super great shape for six months and then stopping. ItвЂ™s about creating a foundation for life.вЂќ Freelance journalist Debra Melani writes about health care and fitness from Lyons, CO. Connect at Debra Melani.com or [email protected] Experience the VIp Experience at Economy Honda superstore 800-258-0992 ECONOMY HONDA supErstOrE www.economyhonda.com 423-899-1122 пЃµ 2135 Chapman road Corner of 153 and Shallowford Rd. natural awakenings September 2013 25 healingways WHERE EVERY BODY IS WELCOME We offer an extensive array of classes to meet your needs! ClearSpringYoga.com 105 N. Market Street Chattanooga, TN 37405 423.256.3539 Yoga carves you into a different person вЂ“ and that is satisfying physically. ~Adam Levine 26 Chattanooga DEEP-HEALING YOGA Release Trauma, Build Resilience by Sarah Todd W hen a woman separated from her husband last fall, she tried hard to shut down her emotions. A 30-year-old working mother of two young boys, she felt she couldnвЂ™t afford to be sad or angry, even as she contemplated divorce. But something shifted when she began taking yoga classes in her town in northern Michigan. вЂњIt was my one place to relax and let go,вЂќ says Emily, who asked that her real name stay private. вЂњI used to go to class, get into a deep stretch and cry. It was like my muscles were connected with my heart. My instructor would warn us that certain poses would provide emotional releases, and sure enough, the tears would fall.вЂќ People suffering disruptive changes вЂ”from losing a loved one to coping with unemployment or striving for sobrietyвЂ” often find yoga to be a healing force. Lola Remy, of yogaHOPE, a Boston and Seattle nonprofit that helps women navigate challenging transitions, attests that yoga makes them feel safe enough in their bodies to process difficult emotions. В вЂњThe goal isnвЂ™t to make stressors go away, itвЂ™s to learn resilience,вЂќ Remy explains. вЂњIrreparable harm isnвЂ™t necessarily the only result of experiencing stress. Even if IвЂ™m in a challenging positionвЂ”like wobbling in the tree poseвЂ”I can see that IвЂ™m still okay.вЂќ The object TNNaturalAwakenings.com is to teach women that their bodies are strong and capable, giving them more confidence in their ability to weather obstacles off the mat. Supporting Science Research suggests that yoga can also be an effective therapy for people affected by some forms of severe traumatic stress. A study in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences that scanned the brains of trauma survivors after a reminder of the traumatic event revealed decreased activity in the prefrontal cortexвЂ”the part of the brain that helps make sense of raw emotions and bodily experiences. В While shutting down the connection between body and mind can help in coping with dangerous experiences, it also makes recovery difficult. вЂњYou need to have a high-functioning prefrontal cortex to organize the thoughts that come up and know that youвЂ™re safe in the present moment,вЂќ advises David Emerson, director of yoga services at the Trauma Center, in Brookline, Massachusetts. вЂњOtherwise, youвЂ™re assaulted by memory sensory information.вЂќ Yoga appears to rewire the brains of trauma survivors to stop reliving past distress. вЂњYou canвЂ™t talk your prefrontal cortex into functioning well again,вЂќ Em- erson observes. вЂњBut you may be able to do it with your body.вЂќ В The study found that eight female patients that participated in traumasensitive yoga saw significant decreases in the frequency and severity of their post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. In a study at the Brigham and WomenвЂ™s Hospital, in Boston, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, military veterans enrolled in a 10-week yoga course also showed improvement in PTSD symptoms. A paper presented at a recent International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies conference studied 64 people that had experienced childhood abuse and neglect; those that participated in a trauma-sensitive yoga course had a 33 percent reduction in PTSD symptoms. Two months later, more than 50 percent in the yoga group experienced greater freedom and were no longer diagnosed as suffering from PTSD, compared to the control groupвЂ™s 21 percent. Yoga can also transform traumatized lives in other ways. вЂњFor many traumatized people, being touched intimately can be a trigger,вЂќ Emerson remarks. вЂњYoga may let them feel ready for physical intimacy again. Others have mentioned victories such as being able to go to the grocery store and knowing exactly what foods their bodies crave.вЂќ Emerson notes that such programs emphasize choice and individual empowerment. вЂњThe beauty of yoga is that you reclaim your body as your own.вЂќ Spreading the Word Once largely concentrated on the East Coast, trauma-sensitive yoga programs are spreading. Jennifer Johnston, a research clinician and yoga instructor at BostonвЂ™s Mind Body Institute, sees programs like these enriching our cultureвЂ™s understanding of the physical and mental health connection. вЂњIn a country where drugs and surgery are often the first go-to,вЂќ she says, вЂњitвЂ™s important to remember that things like yoga can change our chemistry, too.вЂќ В Sarah Todd is an East Coast-based writer and editor. Connect at SarahToddInk.com. inspiration Fall Flyways Thrill to Flocks in Full Flight by Timothy Boucher F all migration literally brings birds of a different feather than in springtime. Spring migration brings a glorious burst of song and color as millions of tiny feathered gems pour northward, singing their hearts out, flitting about with the excitement of arrival at their breeding grounds. They are relatively easy to spot and identify by their voices and bright plumage. In the fall, birdwatching is trickier. To survive, migrating birds need to go to warmer climes for food, because insects do not thrive in cold temperatures. Males molt their bright plumage, needing fresh feathers for the long flight. Most retain some color, but generally, they are duller and look similar to the females. Identification becomes harder because some species are similar in appearance and the singing gives way to an occasional, subtle call, emitted as little chipping sounds at most. The Internet offers a comprehensive range of data that can suggest which days are best for early morning viewings. Experienced birders know the best local spots, and weather forecasts are good indicators of timing. Sid GautreauxвЂ™s pioneering study of bird migration in the 1960s using weather radar, still ongoing at the Radar Ornithology Lab at South CarolinaвЂ™s Clemson University, is available to birders on regional websites via Tinyurl.com/USBirdTrackingRadar. While radar can confirm the magnitude and direction of the migration over the previous night, weather predictions help forecast when big flights will occur. So, the next step is toВ hold a wetted finger up to the wind. A big cold front will hold up birds from moving south because the associated low pressure brings southerly winds and storms. Birds wait it out, storing fuel. Then, when the front clears and a tailwind comes from the north, a floodtide of birds pours southward. Eager birders, having arrived shortly after dawn, await at selected spots 200 to 300 miles south of the leading edge of the former front. On days like these, the skies are brimming with birds. Grassroots monitoring reports on the birdsвЂ™ progress from mid-August through October are posted at eBird. org, sponsored by New YorkвЂ™s Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Birds.Cornell.edu). As Joni Mitchell sang, we rejoice that, вЂњTheyвЂ™ve got the urge for going now, and theyвЂ™ve got the wings to go.вЂќ Timothy Boucher is a senior conservation geographer at The Nature Conservancy (Nature.org), focused on ecosystem services, land use, habitat conditions and links between conservation and human well-being. His fieldwork spans six continents, encompassing local and global issues. natural awakenings September 2013 27 ecotip greenliving Go Plastic-Free Game On: Ways to Shrink Our Footprint by Randy Kambic Global Glamour Natural Beauty Aids from India The health and beauty aisle at Indian grocery stores includes several natural products in wide use among Indian women. Here are some popular ones available in America. Henna: Women mix powder from the henna plant with water to use as a natural hair dye and conditioner. Coconut oil: Indian women regularly massage a natural oil into their scalp before washing to keep their hair healthy and prevent the scalp from drying out and itching. вЂњCoconut oil helps to grow hair long,вЂќ advises Bibya Malik, owner of Bibya Hair Design, a salon chain in Chicago. вЂњIt is probably the most widely used hair oil in the Indian subcontinent; amla oil, jasmine oil and other herbal oils are used, as well.вЂќ Rosewater: Most often used as a skin toner, some women also like to spray rosewater on their face as a refresher. Rosewater has a long history as a fragrance and as a flavoring in dessert recipes. Ubtan: This mixture of turmeric, gram (chickpea) flour and herbs is combined with milk or water as a beauty treatment. Indian brides scrub their skin with it in the days prior to their wedding. Source: Bibya Hair Design, research by Bushra Bajwa 28 Chattanooga Looking around us, we see plastic everywhere. B esides the customвЂњThe biggest able and unfair.вЂќ SheвЂ™s been ary food and product working on going plasticlesson since free ever since. packaging, plus store bags, consider all the nooks I started is the вЂњI made a game of it; and crannies of our lives a fun, creative, step-by-step joy of lessвЂ”of challenge,вЂќ she advises. that plastic now permeates: eating utensils; baby buying less stuff вЂњYou canвЂ™t go through the and pet toys; computer house and think you can and making do get rid of all plastic immekeyboards and accessories; pens; eyeglasses; athletic diately. As items get used with what I footwear; backpacks; lightup, youвЂ™ll find alternaalready have.вЂќ tives.вЂќ Once we are in the ers; beauty care and pill containers; household habit of staying alert to ~ Beth Terry cleaning bottles; ice cube the plastic scourge, weвЂ™ll trays; shaving razors; tool naturally spot opportunities handles; hairbrushes and toothbrushfor healthy change-ups. esвЂ”even some facial scrubs, shampoos and chewing gum. Science Sounds the Alarm Beth Terry, author of Plastic Free: In 2011, Harvard School of Public How I Kicked the Habit and How You Health researchers made news by Can Too, points out compelling readiscovering that consuming one serving sons to take personal action. In 2007, of canned food daily for five days led this Oakland, California, resident saw to significantly elevated urinary levels a photo of the decomposed carcass of of bisphenol-A (BPA). This plastic and a Laysan albatross riddled with plastic epoxy resin ingredient is found in the bits in an article on water pollution. liners of many food and drink cans and вЂњFor several seconds, I could not sometimes in plastic bottles. ItвЂ™s known breathe,вЂќ she writes. This seminal moto be a serious endocrine disrupter. ment led her to further research, by Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, which she realized, вЂњThis plague of altered functions of reproductive organs plastic chemicals is harming everyone, and other ailments have been linked to and especially the most vulnerable high BPA levels in several studies, inmembers of our planetвЂ”children and cluding one cited in Endocrine Reviews animalsвЂ”and that is both unacceptjournal. The Manchester Guardian TNNaturalAwakenings.com Milo Cress, of Burlington, Vermont, launched the national Be Straw Free campaign at age 10, when he realized that restaurants routinely give customers a plastic straw whether they want it or not. also recently reported that the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety has stated that an unborn babyвЂ™s exposure to BPA through the mother could be linked to many health problems, including breast cancer later in life. When plastics are subjected to stressвЂ”like heat, light or ageвЂ”undisclosed additives used in their production for strength, flexibility and color can leach out and even contaminate lab results, as the University of AlbertaвЂ™s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry found. Such chemicals can migrate into our digestive systems and through our skin; they can also off-gas into the air, according to a recent study by Weber State UniversityвЂ™s Energy & Sustainability Office, in Ogden, Utah. Plus, unrecycled plastic materials can enter waterways and kill marine life through ingestion or entanglement (ocean garbage patches are major examples). Reducing our own plastic footprint can both safeguard family health and prove that we are serious about pressuring industry to produce less of it. The key, according to Terry, is not to be intimidated or overwhelmed by plastic overload, but persist in taking baby steps (see MyPlasticFreeLife.com). How to Begin As a starting point, Terry notes that plastic enables the long-distance food distribution system. Reducing food miles associated with our meals helps cut down on the use of plastic. In the kitchen, use airtight stainless steel containers or glass jars or simply refrigerate a bowl of food with a saucer on top to hold leftovers for the next day. Compost food waste. Reuse empty plastic food bags and line garbage cans with old newspapers instead of plastic bags. Terry cautions, вЂњPeople assume everything that carries the triangular symbol is accepted at all recycling facilities. This is not the case. What isnвЂ™t accepted is landfilled or even incinerated.вЂќ Also, according to the city of OaklandвЂ™s Waste Management Department, she learned that вЂњMuch of what we put out for recycling goes to China, and their processing standards are not as strong as ours.вЂќ In Plastic Free, the author provides scores of tips for borrowing, renting and sharing products; buying used plastic equipment if itвЂ™s a necessity; and avoiding disposable packaging and paper products. Areas for improvement range from personal care and household cleaning products to bags, bottles, grocery shopping, takeout food, portable leftovers and lunches, plus durable goods. Activists will move on to also participate in area cleanups, donate to green organizations and write their legislators. Randy Kambic, a freelance editor and writer in Estero, Florida, regularly contributes to Natural Awakenings. STOP WASTING CASH Trade your Goods and Services for what you need LEARN TO TRADE! GROW YOUR BUSINE$$ ODAY T S U CALL CHATTANOOGA вЂњSe Ha bla Es panol вЂќ 423-877-2202 www.tradebank.com NO CASH? NO PROBLEM! D rm u o er v i l e althy living publicat e h y l on! onth Advertise your business for trade if you have good transportation and would like to work with us for a few days at the end of each month delivering our magazines! 423-517-0128 [email protected] natural awakenings September 2013 29 often as weвЂ™d like. What are the most important Qigong and dietary components for extrabusy people? Ahh, yet another request for the 10-minute Qigong workout! When time is short I recommend cleansing your body with oxygen and energy first thing in the morning. HereвЂ™s my daily practice: I wake up, brush my teeth and hair, drink some hot tea outside, and do the 9-Breath Method five times to help absorb and retain large amounts of oxygen in the bloodstream. Gentle power breathing awakens the cellular vibration and stimulates metabolism. As I wake up slowly for 10 minutes each morning, my senses become heightened and I watch the birds in my garden. This is a quick, powerful method; we spend hours teaching it at the Qi Activation conference. As for food, look to the apple core. Someone said вЂњAn apple a day keeps the doctor awayвЂќвЂ”and I say yeah, but only if you eat the crystalized core of phytochemicals, which activates the bone marrowвЂ™s production of cytokines for immunity. Regardless of how busy your life is, I recommend four things. First, give up all dairy products. Second, eat a smoothie every morning; try using an avocado and its big seed, an apple and its core, organic strawberries, etc. Third, have big bowel movements: eat squash, sweet potato and one Good Belly probiotic drink every day. Fourth, do a watermelon fast once a month, eating only watermelon all day to cleanse the kidneys and urinary channelsвЂ”and make sure The Healing Science of Qigong by Deanna Cook In anticipation of вЂњFood HealingвЂќ expert Jeff PrimackвЂ™s upcoming Qi Activation conference in Chattanooga, holistic chef Deanna Cook interviewed him about the science of healing. Part one of this interview, published in the July 2013 issue of Natural Awakenings, can be read online at TNNaturalAwakenings.com. to include the white part. Fasting on watermelon has helped dissolve kidney stones for many people. Watermelon is not recommended for diabetics, cancer patients or people with sugar-sensitive diseases. In the July issue we talked about what Qigong is and how to incorporate this practice into daily life for optimal wellness. We also discussed food chemistry and your book Conquering ANY Disease. I tried your high-phytochemical smoothies and almost immediately noticed that my energy increased and I was sleeping much better. Still, our busy schedules can make it hard to eat as well or exercise as The highest teachers of Qigong speak in shorter bursts of information. They are natural summarizers of complex teachings; speech at that core level can powerfully hold an audienceвЂ™s attention because itвЂ™s free of fluff. Every year I speak to thousands of people, so I get lots of practice and learn new ways to refine the way I deliver the information. Humor also plays a role in how I teach at these big events. In high school, I was a class clown and studied ways to make people laughВ вЂ¦ Humor unifies people, and that helps raise the energy. 30 Chattanooga TNNaturalAwakenings.com In my 30 years on an enlightened path IвЂ™ve attended many retreats and seminars, but IвЂ™ve never seen a group of people as open, vulnerable and empowered as those at the Qi Activation conference, which is both experientialвЂ”handsonвЂ”and educational. And you seem very at ease. Does public speaking come naturally to you? the mid-1980s. This came to a screeching halt in 1999, when the Chinese government, for fear of an uprising, outlawed large Qigong events. I believe Qigong is God-connecting, humbling and healing to the spirit, and it unifies people, which is something the Chinese government is not supporting now. America is different, and I am proud to live where my president supports Qigong and the right to gather in freedom. Why only $129 for four days of Qigong? Because we want the secret of Qigong healing to get out! Hundreds of people moving and breathing in sync allows you to experience energy beyond what you could by yourself. Where two or more are gathered, seeds of love are scattered. Qigong strength training is nurturing instead of taxing, like some traditional exercises. If you have old injuries you can practice Qigong without any side effects. IвЂ™ve been doing your Qigong strength training every other day, and my belly is getting some definition, but the best part is that I feel so peaceful at the end. WhatвЂ™s special about Qigong methods of fitness and muscular conditioning? Qigong strength training is 100 percent nurturing to Qi instead of taxing, like some traditional exercises. If you have old injuries you can practice Qigong without any side effects. We use вЂњholding QiвЂќ postures like Horse Stance to build the root chakra and leg strength of the body. When doing HyperThrows, we use extremely fast and then slow вЂњpressing on QiвЂќ movements, which works wonders for circulatory issues and building muscle. These yin and yang alternating movements open arteries to expand blood flow beyond what traditional exercise is capable of. Qigong breathing and movements are merged into a mildly challenging fitness routine, and this Qi integration helps you recover faster and go deeper than normal. Deanna Cook has owned several organic restaurants and has appeared on the Food Network. Jeff Primack has studied with Qigong masters from all over the world and has taught more than 40,000 people in live seminars. вЂњQi Activation,вЂќ led by Jeff Primack and 25 Qigong teachers, will come to the Chattanooga Convention Center September 7-10. The ticket cost is $129. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800298-8970 or visit QiActivation.com. Are You Ready To Meet Your Soul Mate? J oin the largest database of health-conscious, ecominded, spiritual singles now and manifest an extraordinary relationship! Chattanooga is about to experience the largest Qigong gathering Tennessee has ever seen. Five hundred highly-focused people inside one beautiful ballroom sounds exciting. WhatвЂ™s the effect of so many peopleвЂ™s energy in the same room? And how can you afford to produce a four-day conference for $129 a ticket? Dr. Yan Xin, perhaps the most influential Qigong figure of all time, facilitated 30,000-person Qi-lectures inside of stadiums. Due to the huge collective energy at these stadium events, many participants experienced the deepest levels of Qigong within hours, and miraculous healings were reported. 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Email [email protected] for guidelines and to submit entries. Educational Society, McKamey Animal Center, Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care & TrooperвЂ™s Treasures will offer 100s of dogs and cats for adoption. Sep13 (noon-8pm), Sep14 (10am-8pm) and Sep15 (noon-4pm) at Petsmart, 2130 Gunbarrel Rd., Chattanooga. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Hot Rod Show at Chattanooga Market вЂ“ 11am4pm. First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St. Info: ChattanoogaMarket.com. Free First Sunday at Hunter Museum of American Art вЂ“ Noon-4:30pm. Visitors admitted free first Sunday of each month. Baseball park organ music on the terrace, 1-3pm. 10 Bluff View, Chattanooga. Info: 423-267-0968 or HunterMuseum.org. First Sunday Free Introductory Yoga Class at ClearSpring Yoga вЂ“ 2:30pm. Experience the yoga community and find out what yoga can do for you. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Fall Plant Sale at Crabtree Farms вЂ“ 9am-4pm. 1000 E. 30th St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-493-9155 or CrabtreeFarms.org. Seven Handle Circus at Riverfront Nights вЂ“ 7pm (opening act)-10pm. RossвЂ™s Landing/Chattanooga riverfront. Beer & concessions available. Child & pet-friendly. No coolers. Free to the public. Info: RiverfrontNights.com. вЂњQi ActivationвЂќ вЂ“ Sept. 7-10. Jeff Primack and 25 Qigong teachers are coming to Chattanooga Convention Center to teach 4 days of Qigong. Cost $129. Tickets and info: 800-298-8970 or QiActivation.com. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 Harvest Run benefiting Chattanooga Market вЂ“ 7am (registration)-4pm. Run begins at 8:30am. 8K run and 2-mile family/fun run helps support the operation of the three locations of the nonprofit Chattanooga Market. In conjunction with the marketвЂ™s Harvest Festival 11am-4pm at First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St. Info: ChattanoogaMarket.com. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Tai Ji at ClearSpring Yoga вЂ“ 4-5pm. Catherine Chester starts a new five-week Tai Ji series Sep11Oct 9. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 Fall Super Adopt-A-Thon вЂ“ Sep13-15. Humane Fall into Fairy Houses family program at the Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature CenterвЂ“ 10am-1pm. Members $10/family; nonmembers $15/family. Read Fairy Houses by Tracy Kane, receive вЂњfairy goldвЂќ to buy building/decorating materials, and then explore the CANC for natureвЂ™s castoffs to build your fairy house. Prepayment and registration required. Info: 423-821-1160, ext. 0 or ChattanoogaANC.org. Free screening for students with attention struggles вЂ“ 12:30-3:30pm. LearningRx Chattanooga Brain Training Center, 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd., Chattanooga. Appointment required. Info: 423-305-1599 or [email protected] Artful Yoga at Hunter Museum вЂ“ 1:30pm. Slow art exploration and musical yoga practice with a Hunter curator, yoga instructor, and Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Conductor Kayoko Dan and CSO musicians. All-levels; registration not required. Bring mat if possible. Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View, Chattanooga. Info: ChattCSO.org. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 Cast Iron Cook-Off at Chattanooga Market вЂ“ 11am-4pm. First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St. Info: ChattanoogaMarket.com. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Spring Forest Qigong Level One вЂ“ Sep27 (68:30pm) & 28 (9am-4:30pm). Eileen Meagher, PhD will lead class designed to вЂњheal the healer.вЂќ NCCAOM-approved for 8 PDA points. $180 includes CD and manual. $90 deposit due by Aug28. Unity Church, 604 Black St., Chattanooga. Info & registration: Susan Mosely, LAc, 770-548-0172. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Chattanooga Chili at Chattanooga Market вЂ“ 11am-4pm. First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St. Info: ChattanoogaMarket.com. Grand opening of North Shore Massage & Bodywork вЂ“ 4-7pm. Free chair massages; hors dвЂ™oeuvres and wine; raffle of health-related services, artwork and local gift certificates. 620 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga. Info: 423-443-6861 or AmberHoltTherapy.com. Alan Evans Trio at Riverfront Nights вЂ“ 7pm (opening act)-10pm. RossвЂ™s Landing/Chattanooga riverfront. Beer & concessions available. Child & pet-friendly. No coolers. Free to the public. Info: RiverfrontNights.com. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 KickinвЂ™ Chicken at Chattanooga Market вЂ“ 11am4pm. First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St. Info: ChattanoogaMarket.com. вЂњSuperfoods, Raw Foods and an Alkaline DietвЂќ вЂ“ 2-4pm. Free presentation by nutrition expert Ralph Foster, MD, in Speaker Room in Nutrition World, 6201 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga. Hosted by CHEO. Info: [email protected] or 706-459-0055. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Reflection Riding Native Plant Sale вЂ“ Sep20-21 (9am-5pm) & Sep22 (1-5pm). 26th annual event features 100+ species of native perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees for sale at Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center at Reflection Riding. Info: ChattanoogaANC.org. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 3rd annual Fall Equinox Practice at ClearSpring Yoga вЂ“ 2:30-4pm. Led by Janka Livoncova; live music by Annie Harpe & Friends. All levels, no preregistration required. $15-20 donation suggested. 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: ClearSpring Yoga.com. save the date FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference вЂ“ Oct11-13. Ninth annual event near Asheville, NC, celebrates and empowers women and includes workshops on herbal medicine and earth-based healing. Info: SEWiseWomen.com. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 Free lecture by renowned pediatrician, autism specialist вЂ“ 1-2:30pm. Bestselling author Jerry Kartzinel, MD, discusses his integrative approach to treating neurodevelopmental problems, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases & hormone dysfunction in children. Advance reservations required. Nutrition World, 6201 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga. Info: NutritionW.com. natural awakenings September 2013 33 ongoingevents verification needed); $10 extra first visit. Cash and checks only. Margie J. Wesley, LAc, Nutrition World Wellness Center, 6245 Vance Rd. Ste. 4, Chattanooga. Info: 423-596-9024 or FourSeasons Acupuncture.com. All-Levels Yoga вЂ“ 5:30-6:45 pm. With Kim Eisdorfer. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpring Yoga.com Yoga for Ease of Movement вЂ“ 5:30-6:45 pm. With Sallie Beckes. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. sunday Safe Yoga for Round Bodies вЂ“ 7-8:15pm. With Amy Bockmon. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or Clear SpringYoga.com. Flow Yoga вЂ“ 10-11:30am. All-levels with Beth Daugherty. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpring Yoga.com. Learn to be a Massage Therapist вЂ“ 28-week class at East TennesseeвЂ™s oldest massage school. Massage Institute of Cleveland, 2321 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland. Info: 423-559-0380. Unity of Chattanooga Service вЂ“ 11am. Discover UnityвЂ™s message of positive, practical Christianity, and experience the warmth of GodвЂ™s unconditional love. 604 Black St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-7557990 or UnityOfChattanooga.org. tuesday Flow Yoga вЂ“ 8:30-9:30am. All-levels with Kim Eisdorfer. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpring Yoga.com. the effects of PTSD. Clinic, support group follow workshop. Free. Dr. Savannah JG or Margie Wesley, 6074 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga. Info: 423-883-5463. $7 Community Yoga Hour вЂ“ 7-8pm. With Maggie White. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpring Yoga.com. wednesday Kripalu Gentle Yoga вЂ“ 9:30-10:45am. With Sallie Beckes. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpring Yoga.com. Sitting Silent вЂ“ 11:15-11:45am. With Janka Livoncova. No charge. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. Intermediate Yoga вЂ“ 11:45am-1pm. With Janka Livoncova. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpring Yoga.com. Yoga in Japanese with Mina Chong вЂ“ Noon1pm. $8 per class. Nutrition World, 6201 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga. Info: 423-503-9351. Yoga for Flex-Ability вЂ“ 10:15-11:30am. With Sallie Beckes. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or Clear SpringYoga.com. Dojo Chattanooga вЂ“ Adult Kenpo 1-2pm; Youth Kenpo 4:30-5:30pm; Fitness Kickboxing 5:306pm; Warrior Fit 6-6:30pm; Adult Kenpo 6:307:30pm; Wing Chun 7:30-8:30pm. Beginners welcome. 323 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga. Info: 423-267-0855. YinYoga вЂ“ 11:45am-1pm. With Sue Reynolds. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. Mindful Yoga with Annie Harpe вЂ“ 5:30pm. $10 per class. Nutrition World, 6201 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga. Info: 423-598-8802. monday Dojo Chattanooga вЂ“ Warrior Fit 12:30-1pm; Wing Chun 1-2pm; Youth Kenpo 4:30-5:30pm; Fitness Kickboxing 5:30-6pm; Warrior Fit 6-6:30pm; Wing Chun 6:30-7:30pm; Adult Kenpo 7:30-8:30pm. Beginners welcome. 323 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga. Info: 423-267-0855. Yoga Fundamentals вЂ“ 5:30-6:45pm. With Christine Mashburn. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. Yoga Fundamentals вЂ“ 10-11:15am. With Cecilia Keefer. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpring Yoga.com. Flow Yoga вЂ“ 5:30-6:45pm. All-levels with Jenny Mac Merrill. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or Clear SpringYoga.com. Flow Yoga вЂ“ 11:30am-12:30pm. All-levels with Howard Brown. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. Yin Yoga вЂ“ 5:30-6:45pm. With Elizabeth Townsend. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpring Yoga.com. Dojo Chattanooga вЂ“ Adult Kenpo 1-2pm; Youth Kenpo 4:30-5:30pm; Fitness Kickboxing 5:306pm; Warrior Fit 6-6:30pm; Adult Kenpo 6:307:30pm; Wing Chun 7:30-8:30pm. Beginners welcome. 323 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga. Info: 423-267-0855. Power Yoga вЂ“ 5:30-6:45pm. Energetic range of flowing movement; appropriate for everyone. Nutrition World, 6201 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga. Info: 423-892-4085 or NutritionW.com. Flow Yoga вЂ“ 8:30-9:30am. All-levels with Kim Eisdorfer. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpring Yoga.com. Flow/Restorative Yoga with Mina Chong вЂ“ 6:15-7:30pm. $10 per class or 11 classes for $100. Nutrition World, 6201 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga. Info: 423-503-9351. All BODIES Yoga вЂ“ 10-11am. With Cecilia Keefer. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. Managing Reactions to Traumatic Stress вЂ“ 6:30pm. Educate self and significant others on Dojo Chattanooga вЂ“ Warrior Fit 12:30-1pm; Wing Chun 1-2pm; Youth Kenpo 4:30-5:30pm; $7 Community Yoga Hour вЂ“ 2:30 pm with Amy Bockman and 6:30 pm with Maggie White. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. First Sunday Intro Yoga Classes вЂ“ 2:30-3:30 pm. Teachers rotate. No charge. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. Yoga for Recovery вЂ“ 6:15 pm with Tom Bodkin. Cost $5. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpring Yoga.com. Walk-In Acupuncture Sessions вЂ“ 1-6pm. Distal points used; patients remain fully clothed in a comfortable recliner in a large room with other clients. $15-40, depending on family income (no 34 Chattanooga TNNaturalAwakenings.com Intermediate Yoga вЂ“ 5:30-6:45pm. With Amy Bockmon. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. Prenatal Yoga вЂ“ 5:45-7pm. With Beth Daugherty. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. thursday Body Massage вЂ“ One full-hour body massage for $25. The Massage Institute of Cleveland, 2321 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland. Info: 423-559-0380. friday Morning Flow Yoga вЂ“ 6:30-7:30am. All-levels with Howard Brown. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. Fitness Kickboxing 5:30-6pm; Warrior Fit 6-6:30pm; Wing Chun 6:30-7:30pm; Adult Kenpo 7:30-8:30pm. Beginners welcome. 323 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga. Info: 423-267-0855. Walk-In Acupuncture Sessions вЂ“ 1-6pm. See Monday listing for details. Margie J. Wesley, LAc, Nutrition World Wellness Center, 6245 Vance Rd. Ste. 4, Chattanooga. Info: 423-596-9024 or FourSeasonsAcupuncture.com. Yin Yoga вЂ“ 5:30-7pm. With Tammy Burns. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. Flow Yoga вЂ“ 5:30-7pm. All-levels with Kim Eisdorfer. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpring Yoga.com. Flow/Restorative Yoga with Mina Chong вЂ“ 6:15-7:30pm. $10 per class or 11 classes for $100. Nutrition World, 6201 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga. Info: 423-503-9351. Yoga Fundamentals вЂ“ 10-11:15am. With Cecilia Keefer. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpring Yoga.com. Slow Flow вЂ“ 11:30am-12:45pm. With April Turk. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. Dojo Chattanooga вЂ“ Fencing 9:30-10:30am; Fitness Kickboxing 10:30-11am; Warrior Fit 1111:30am; Adult Kenpo 11:30am-12:30pm; Wing Chun 1-2pm. Beginners welcome. 323 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga. Info: 423-267-0855. Yoga Fundamentals вЂ“ 10:30-11:45 am. With Amy Bockmon. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpring Yoga.com. all month Registration for Subtle Yoga RYT500 Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program вЂ“ Program runs 11/15/13-1/11/15. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: ClearSpringYoga.com. $7 Community Yoga Hour вЂ“ 4-5pm. With Lauryn Higgins. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpring Yoga.com. Dojo Chattanooga вЂ“ Fencing 4:30-5:30pm ; Wing Chun 5:30-6:30pm. Beginners welcome. 323 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga. Info: 423267-0855. saturday All-Levels вЂ“ 9-10:15am. With Anthony Crutcher. ClearSpring Yoga, 105 N. Market St., Chattanooga. Info: 423-266-3539 or ClearSpringYoga.com. advertisersindex Company Page Company Page Clearspring Yoga.....................................................................26 Rolling Video Games................................................................ 9 Dr. EmuвЂ™s RX.............................................................................. 12 Signal Mountain Chiropractic................................................ 13 Economy Honda......................................................................25 Smiles of Chattanooga...........................................................15 Family Herb Shop..................................................................... 21 Solutions Pharmacy................................................................. 3 Full Circle Medical Center...................................................... 13 Southeast WomenвЂ™s Herbal Conference, Inc...................... 7 Learning RX Center................................................................ 23 Stillpoint Health Associates, Inc........................................... 21 Natural Awakenings Singles.................................................. 31 Tennessee River Gorge Trust................................................ 17 Natural Awakenings Webstore............................................... 8 The Wolfe Clinic/Tools For Healing.....................................25 Nutrition World................................................................ 2 & 40 TradeBank of Chattanooga...................................................29 Pure Pest Management..........................................................10 Village Market............................................................................ 5 Restorative Body Therapies................................................... 9 Vintage Wine and Spirits........................................................14 natural awakenings September 2013 35 communityresourceguide Connecting you to the leaders in natural healthcare and green living in our community. To find out how you can be included in this directory each month, email [email protected] or call 423-517-0128. ANIMAL HEALTH CHATTANOOGA HOLISTIC ANIMAL INSTITUTE Colleen Smith, DVM, CVA 918 East Main St. Chattanooga, TN 37408 423-531-8899 [email protected] ChattanoogaHolisticVet.com Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement FULL CIRCLE MEDICAL CENTER Charles C. Adams, MD 4085 Cloud Springs Rd. Ringgold, GA 30736 706-861-7377 DrPrevent.com Holistic veterinarian, certified veterinary acupuncturist, veterinary chiropractor integrating conventional and alternative therapies for cats and dogs. Small animal nutrition consulting and food therapy. Equine acupuncture therapy. For over a decade, Full Circle Medical Center has continued to help menВ and women get their youth back by balancing hormones naturally with bioidentical hormones. See ad, page 13. SOLUTIONS PHARMACY 4632 Hwy. 58 N. Chattanooga, TN 37416 423-894-0423 SolutionsPharmacy.com JO MILLS PET GROOMING Chattanooga Holistic Animal Institute 918 East Main St. Chattanooga, TN 37408 423-531-8899 Offering green grooming, including relaxing hydro-massage baths with all-natural EarthBath products. Certified grooming for all canine breeds, as well as cats. Bio-identical hormones can replace natural hormones that decrease as you age, affecting proper body function. Check with your doctor or compounding pharmacy to see if bioidentical hormones are right for you. See ad, page 3. Chiropractic SIGNAL MOUNTAIN CHIROPRACTIC Chris Bearden, DC, CCEP Kristina Bearden, DC, Webster-certified 1807 Taft Hwy. Ste. 3 Signal Mountain, TN 37377 423-886-3330 (o) 423-886-4440 (f) SignalMountainChiropractic.com Astrology LILAN LAISHLEY, PhD Center for Mindful Living 1212 McCallie Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37404 423-503-5474 [email protected] Laishley.com Astrologer and counselor with extensive education and experience helps you gain greater self-understanding. Explore work, relationships, children, career and life purpose. Appointments for birth chart, chart comparison, current cycles, counseling, classes and mentoring. 36 Chattanooga Dr. Chris Bearden specializes in sports injuries, rehabilitation and athletic performance enh a n c e m e n t . D r. Kristina Bearden specializes in maternity care and pediatrics. Their mission is to provide quality, personalized care, guiding each patient to optimum health. See ad, page 13. TNNaturalAwakenings.com Colon Therapy STILLPOINT HEALTH ASSOCIATES June Carver Drennon Janelle Wilde 1312-B Hanover St. Chattanooga, TN 37405 423-756-2443 Dedicated to improving health through colonic irrigation, cellular detoxifying foot baths, massage and lymphatic therapy. Additional therapies available include individual and family counseling, and Emotional Freedom Technique. See ad, page 21. Counseling/ Psychotherapy ASALA CENTER Lauryn and Diana Peterson, certified Constructive Living instructors Zanzibar Studio 600 Georgia Ave. Ste. B (downstairs) Chattanooga, TN 37402 423-653-4478 [email protected] AsalaCenter.com AsalaCenter.blogspot.com Constructive Living is a practical lifeway based on Japanese therapies Morita and Naikan. Constructive Living instruction utilizes realistic and mindful tools and exercises to help the student make changes in his or her daily life. Education CHEO (COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH EDUCATION ORGANIZATION) 4CHEO.org Nonprofit CHEO educates the public about holistic health practices. Free meeting third Sunday each month, 2-4 pm. Website includes meeting information, practitioner member directory, event calendar, information on membership and print directory. LEARNINGRx 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd. Ste. 780 Chattanooga, TN 37421 423-305-1599 LearningRx.com/chattanooga-east Facebook.com/chattlrx Twitter.com/learningrxchatt LearningRxвЂ™s targeted brain-training works with children and adults to treat the cause of learning struggles, including AD/HD, dyslexia and other difficulties, by strengthening the skills that determine how well one learns, reads, remembers and thinks. See ad, page 23. ENTERTAINMENT ROLLING VIDEO GAMES 748 Overbridge Ln. Chattanooga, TN 37405 423-475-6696 RollingVideoGames.com A mobile game truck with widescreen high-def TVs in front of custom stadium seats with built-in vibration motors synched to the on-screen action. Available for birthday parties, school & church events, fundraisers, and more! See ad, page 9. В Environmental Education TENNESSEE RIVER GORGE TRUST 535 Chestnut St. Ste. 214 Chattanooga, TN 37402 423-266-0314 TRGT.org For 30+ years, TRGT has worked to protect the ecological diversity, beauty and history of the Tennessee River Gorge through protection, education and the promotion of good land stewardship. See ad, page 17. Health Foods and Nutrition Homeopathy TOOLS FOR HEALING, LLC NUTRITION WORLD 423-899-6288 [email protected] ToolsForHealing.com Ed Jones 6201 Lee Hwy. Chattanooga, TN 37421 423-892-4085 NutritionW.com Located at Lee Highway and Vance Road, Nutrition World offers ChattanoogaвЂ™s most complete selection of vitamins, herbs, proteins, weight-loss and joint-support products, athletic supplements, alkaline products and other natural health products. See ad, pages 2 & 40. Offering 500+ products including ozonators, far infrared, hand-crafted mountain herbs, organic body care, water and air purification, nutritional supplements, books, gift certificates and energy devices including parasite zappers and more. See ad, page 25. Integrative Medicine EAST BRAINERD INTERNAL MEDICINE VILLAGE MARKET 5002 University Dr. Collegedale, TN 37315 423-236-2300 VillageMarketCollegedale.com Over 50 years providing natural foods, bulk items, herbs, vitamins and vegan products along with the areaвЂ™s largest selection of vegetarian meats. Excellent produce, fresh-baked goods and 20,000+ grocery items create a complete shopping experience. See ad, page 5. Holistic Dentistry SMILES OF CHATTANOOGA Robert J. Gallien, DDS 4620 Hwy. 58 Chattanooga, TN 37416 423-208-9783 SmileChattanooga.com Catering to patientsвЂ™ personal needs with a whole-body approach. Dr. Gallien offers tests for sensitivities to commonly used dental materials and uses only biocompatible materials to restore beautiful, naturallooking teeth. Offering removal of mercury-silver fillings. See ad, page 15. Terry W. Smith, MD 1720 Gunbarrel Rd. Ste. 110 Chattanooga, TN 37421 423-899-5241 In family practice for 23 years in Chattanooga. Recognizing the genetic and biochemical individuality of each patient, Dr. Smith uses traditional medicine and nutritional therapies to try to determine the best outcome for each patient. FULL CIRCLE MEDICAL CENTER Charles C. Adams, MD 4085 Cloud Springs Rd. Ringgold, GA 30736 706-861-7377 DrPrevent.com Work with a medical or naturopathic doctor or energy medicine technician to seek the root of your imbalance. Traditional and alternative medicine, BHRT, weight loss, detoxification, infrared ozone sauna, hyperbaric oxygen and advanced IV therapies. See ad, page 13. Martial Arts DOJO CHATTANOOGA Trevor Haines 323 Cherokee Blvd. Chattanooga, TN 37405 423-267-0855 [email protected] DojoChattanooga.com Trevor Haines teaches the martial arts Wing Chun Kung Fu and Five Animal Kenpo Karate. Excellent for self-defense and overall wellness, martial arts develop physical and mental confidence and discipline. natural awakenings September 2013 37 Massage Therapy MASSAGE INSTITUTE OF CLEVELAND 4009 Keith St. Ste. 207 Cleveland, TN 37311 423-559-0380 Massage Institute of Cleveland, East TennesseeвЂ™s oldest continuously operating massage school. 28-week-long day or evening program. $3,400 tuition includes books. No-interest payment plans. VA-approved. Discount massage clinic open to public. NORTH SHORE MASSAGE & BODYWORK Amber Holt, AAS, LMT 620 Cherokee Boulevard Chattanooga, TN 37405 423-443-6861 AmberHoltTherapy.com FOR RENT Office space available in established complementary/alternative health clinic. Charming and peaceful environment ideal for counseling services, massage or similar therapies. Full- or part-time, furnished or unfurnished. Riverview area. Please call 423-756-2443. ROOM SHARED SPACE AVAILABLE Ideal for LMT or health practitioner, located in North Chat in an established yoga studio. For details contact Sue at 423-266-3539 For Sale Breville Juice Fountain Elite, used twice. $165.00, retails for $299.00. Everything included except the box. Check it out on Amazon.com for complete details and product features. Call 423-667-3393. 1796 Mack Smith Rd. Chattanooga, TN 30741 423-899-6762 Salt Chalet is a new concept in the area, offering Dead Sea salt, which has received great reports for helping with health problems. A holistic way to improve your health. Let AmberвЂ™s healing hands target and loosen bodily stress and tension while helping to get rid of pain. Specializing in neuromuscular therapy, structural integration, myofascial release and reflexology. Discounts available after initial visit. RESTORATIVE BODY THERAPIES classifieds RESPIRATORY HEALTH SHEAR MIRACLES STUDIO & SALT CHALET Carol Bieter, LMT, CNMT 243 Signal Mountain Rd. Ste. E Chattanooga, TN 37405 423-605-4855 RestorativeBodyTherapies.com Licensed massage therapist and certified neuromuscular therapist offers a wide range of relaxation and treatment massage techniques including neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release and Reiki. Certified and extensively trained in sports massage. See ad, page 9. Reflexology THERAPEUTIC REFLEXOLOGY Kenda Komula 207 Woodland Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37402 423-400-9175 Experienced; certified in Original Ingham Method. Works on the hands and feet. Reflexology increases nerve and blood supply and circulation to the whole body, balancing and helping it normalize. Calming sessions designed for individual needs. Salons BANANA TREE ORGANIC SALON 6116 Shallowford Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421 423-553-6773 BananaTreeSalon.com Facebook.com/BananaTreeSalon Healthy, vibrant hair color without the chemicals! Only at Banana Tree Organic Salon. Relaxing massages, all-organic facials, Pedispa pedicures and complimentary drinks. Thermography STILLPOINT HEALTH ASSOCIATES June Carver Drennon Janelle Wilde 1312-B Hanover St. Chattanooga, TN 37405 423-756-2443 Dedicated to improving health through thermography, colonic irrigation, cellular detoxifying foot baths, massage and lymphatic therapy. Additional therapies available include individual and family counseling, and Emotional Freedom Technique. See ad, page 21. Yoga CLEARSPRING YOGA 17 N. Market St. Chattanooga, TN 37405 423-266-3539 ClearSpringYoga.com HELP WANTED CanвЂ™t afford to advertise? 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Chattanooga 423.517.0128 [email protected]п¬Ѓ.com Education Treatment Support International author and pediatrician Dr. Jerry Kartzinel talks about ChildrenвЂ™s Auti sm and other neurodegenerative disorders on Saturday, October 26th from 1 to 2:30 pm at Nutrition World Dr. Jerry Kartzinel is Board Certiп¬Ѓed pediatrician ng ti a e dS ets te tick d Limi p FREE W orl ku on Pic Nutriti at from California and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He specializes in the recovery of neurodevelopmental, chronic neuro-inп¬‚ammatory diseases, and hormonal dysfunctions. Dr. Kartzinel is an internationally known author, lecturer, and clinician that has been featured on TV and radio and has helped thousands of families who have children with autism. 6201 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga NUTRIT ON WORLD www.NutritionW.com 423-892-4085 Have a smartphone? Scan here for more information about Nutrition World.