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havoc with memory if the adrenal glands are not operating at optimal efficiency. At about age forty-five, the ovaries no longer produce hormones, but the adrenal glands take over. Weak Doreen Lewis, D.C., C.C.N., adrenals can't manage the estrogen drops, which in turn cause those notorious hot flashes, as well as brain fog. We use Aeron D.A.B.C.I., D.A.B.C.N., Columnist Laboratories to check hormone and adrenal levels and to balance them accordingly. Here's a "fun fact." After about age forty-five, the body adds If you are female and my age (middle age plus), you've fat to increase estrogen levels. I guess those fat cells have to be probably questioned yourself about numerous little things. What good for something. was I doing? Where did I put my keys? Where did I park the car? Finally, structure, exercise, and sleep are so important for Another way to put this is that you know you have the mind of mental clarity. Adjusting the occiput, C1, and C2 vertebrae really Jesus Christ, but you don't remember where you put it. ensures proper nerve supply to the brain. You'd be amazed how If this sounds familiar, keep reading. Through an experimany patients respond to these adjustments with a feeling that ence I had a few years ago, I have learned that there is no simple the "lights just went back on," when the head and neck have fix for "brain fog." There are several common components of been properly adjusted. This also helps you avoid injury when health that correlate with having a clear mind. exercising, and exercise is vitally important in increasing oxygen Food allergies are the number one cause of brain fog. I'm to the brain. not only talking about type I, IgE allergies, the kind for which we Exercise also rebalances blood glucose levels, especially test with the pin prick test, but also the delayed type II/III aller- important to the brain because it is the brain's chief source of gies, which are tested by a blood draw. Airborne allergies can fuel and helps maintain mental clarity. Blood sugar drops invaricause stuffy heads, runny noses, sinus headaches, and so forth, ably lead to mental confusion. Last, but not least, a good night's but food intolerances can cause brain fog, autoimmune diseases, sleep of at least six to eight, preferably uninterrupted, hours can irritable bowel syndrome, and others. really recharge the body. When you don't digest and break down the proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals in food, the brain starves. Dr. Doreen Lewis: Doctor of Chiropractic, Diplomate of the American Board of Even worse is when the undigested food putrefies in the colon. Chiropractic Internists, Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition, This can cause intestinal cellular dysplasia and a release of me- Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Diplomate and Senior Disability Analyst, and Fellow thylized gases that enter the blood stream and lead, once again, of the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncturists. Dr. Doreen Lewis received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1984 from Texas Chiropractic college. Her to brain fog. continued pursuit of excellence led her to obtain diplomate (a higher degree) staWe run a simple blood test to check for food allergies and tus in nutrition and as a chiropractic internist, as well as being a certified clinical make recommendations based on the findings. We also run nutritionist. She practices comprehensive holistic health, not to treat symptoms, blood chemistries to check for nutrient deficiencies like iron, but to correct the body's deficiencies. Care includes chiropractic, live cell, hair niacin, biotin, zinc, EPA's, L-carnitine, and lipoic acid that can analysis, acupuncture, nutrition based on blood chemistry, food allergy testing, help increase oxygen to the brain. Another consideration is our hormones. Estrogen can cause homeopathy, and massage. Dr. Lewis can be reached at 210-490-9169.

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I practice and teach animal communication. I'm a Registered Massage Therapist, certified in Canine Massage and Equine Acupressure, and a Reiki Master Practitioner/Sensei. I remember noticing thoughts and wondering is that my thought, or did you just speak to me? Is it my imagination, or is it a coincidence that I know/feel what my animal friend needs or wants? With my awareness expanding, I became more curious about sending and receiving thoughts. Through meditation and years of study with many great teachers, the answers to these questions became clear. We are all blessed with the ability to communicate telepathically. As we learn to

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Born in Iowa, I first became aware of the holistic field at age nine. I woke up one Saturday morning, walked across the room, turned my head to the left, and my neck stayed there because a vertebrae had slipped out of place. That was the day of my first visit to a chiropractor. We ate food from our garden and meat that our farmer-relatives raised. I lived outdoors in the fresh air as much as possible, loving the broad expanse of the Midwestern plains.

After earning my B.A. in anthropology, I spent two months in Europe. I traveled to museums and historic sites, and enjoyed the food flavors of other countries. I returned home and earned my M.A. in archaeology. I lived in various states until I arrived in Texas. Here I met Janice Whiteley, who had an idea for a holistic health magazine, which she founded nine years ago. Enjoy Whole Health had two guiding principles: that everyone holistic practitioner should be able to afford to advertise, and that the public needed to

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healing. Healing may occur where there is trust and a merging of minds, combined with intentions to help or heal. With noninvasive techniques, clear communication, and body and energetic work, we may speed the healing process and strengthen the heart-to-heart connection. To keep this work as pure and harmonious as possible requires that I continue to grow spiritually. It is my heartfelt desire to offer a number of healing techniques for the benefit of our animal friends. Animal Care offers services of communication, acupressure/massage, Reiki, and energy healing. The truest path is not a matter of the mind, but a journey of the heart. With love, honor, and respect, I promote harmony, a better understanding and connection with all beings.

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receive quality holistic information to make better choices about their life-styles. Later after Janice had health issues, she sold the San Antonio magazine to me because she felt that I would continue her vision of serving the Texas holistic community. After publishing the magazine for a year and a half, I founded the Austin edition of Enjoy Whole Health. This issue is the third anniversary of the Austin edition. I try to go where life's journey leads, but I've always followed my own path. My advice is never miss a chance for adventure, and life holds more adventure than one person can ever experience in a lifetime.

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Texas watercolorist, Lesta Frank, has an expressive style described as "intricately detailed, with a mystical touch." Her paintings of water gardens, cactus flowers, and Texas cowgirls are well-known throughout the Southwest. Her commissioned work includes the 2002 National Alamo Bowl College Football Game painting, ltd. ed. prints, and posters. Her original paintings, murals, and tile installations are in the permanent collection of the Bexar County Justice Center, have been exhibited at museums and in juried exhibitions, and are in the collections of major hotels and private collectors. Lesta earned an M.F.A. from the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, and a B.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has an Alamo Heights art and ceramics studio, and finds time to teach adult and children's art classes. She can be reached at 210-824-4226.

WHAT'S INSIDE

Brain Fog .............................................................2

Doreen Lewis, D.C., C.C.N., D.A.B.C.I., D.A.C.B.N., Columnist

Featured Advertisers: Charmaine LaBold & Ilene Whitworth ................................................3 Preventing Cedar Fever .........................................5

Beverly Meyer, C.C.N.

The Simple Truth: Clay Works! ..............................6

Deb Galerneau, Columnist Sharon Powell, Columnist Florence Biros

What Are You Tolerating? ......................................7 Alkalinity and the "Big C" .....................................8 Out of Control ......................................................9

Tony McRedmond, D.D.S., Columnist Rebecca Gonzales, C.C.T.

Digest This?! .......................................................10 Thank You, Muchas Gracias, Danke Shein ..........11

Rev. Cathy Naiser, Columnist Dr. Simon Shim, Ph.D., Lc.A.

Asthma ...............................................................12 Animals and BodyTalk: Musculo-Skeletal Problems?............................13

Val Heart, M.B.A., C.B.P., Columnist Peter M. McCarthy, N.D., Columnist

Anti-Aging: Can We Turn Back the Clock?............14

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The objective of Enjoy Whole Health is to provide useful information to consumers about natural health and well being. The information provided is not intended for self diagnosis or treatment. Opinions expressed in this magazine are solely those of the authors and not those of the publisher or advertisers. ©2004 Enjoy Whole HealthTM All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior written permission from the publisher. Enjoy Whole HealthTM reserves the right to refuse advertising or editorial material for any reason. We reserve the right to void all existing agreements with any advertiser who does not stand behind his/her claims. Advertisers and contributors must assume all responsibility and liability for claims arising from their ads and contributions. Information contained within this publication does not constitute medical advice.

Woman to Woman: Feeling Comfortable with Massage...................15

Simone Bernal, R.M.T.

Reiki San Antonio: Chakra Overview ...................16

Carolyn Maloney, Columnist

Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture..........................17

April Dianne Travis, Ph.D., Columnist Kathy Goodenbour

Un-Stick Your Life! ..............................................18 Age Reversal and Probiotics ...............................20

Beth Carpenter, N.D.

Calendar of Events ....................................... 21­23 Resource Directory ............................................24

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Beverly Meyer, C.C.N.

How many of us suffer with lost work days and miserable nagging coughs from cedar allergies? Statistics tell us that two-thirds of Bexar County residents report symptoms of cedar allergy, especially in bad years when pollen blows like smoke across the sky. The good news? We can actually take steps now to desensitize to cedar before it blows into our area. Here's what I recommend to my clients at the Diet & Health Center. Starting the first of November (or as soon after that as possible), begin taking homeopathic cedar drops once daily. Take drops twice daily as we get closer to the December release of pollen. Once pollen is heavy in the air, you may safely take homeopathic cedar drops 3, 4, or even 5 times daily. The drops go under the tongue, and all ages may take them. The Mountain Cedar remedy that we sell contains only homeopathic cedar. It does not contain spring pollens as some other brands do. (We have different drops for the spring trees). The drops work like an allergy shot to desensitize the body to the pollen and reduce how strongly we react. It is our bodies' reaction to the pollen that causes the sneezing,

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itchy eyes, cough, and fatigue. The pollen itself is an innocent bystander! We generally recommend a bottle of another excellent remedy, Allerdrain, to take with Cedar drops. Allerdrain contains homeopathic Histaminum, which works brilliantly as an antihistamine but in an entirely different way than medical antihistamines do. Histaminum actually prevents the allergic reaction: it doesn't just block the histamine once it has already been released. Vitamin C and/or bioflavonoids are also very helpful with all allergies. Please inquire about allergy treatments using a concentrated cool laser light source to treat acupuncture points associated with allergy. I have had hundreds of these quick allergy treatments, and they help me with reactions to everything from cat fur to tomatoes. Our treatments are a form of the famous NAET allergy technique pioneered in India some years ago. Laser NAET is fast and easy and can treat dozens of items in a very short time. Finally, diet plays a huge role in allergies. We are now performing the famous Metabolic Type Testing popularized by Dr. Joseph Mercola on his wonderful Web site www.mercola. com. His book teaches a shortcut version of the real test, but the full test is fun and easy and done from your home computer. By learning which of the 9 metabolic types that you are, you can finally eat the way your body actually needs, regardless of the latest diet trend. Metabolic Typing has been scientifically researched over a 30-year period, and the results can be simply astonishing! Call for more information on Metabolic Typing or for your supply of cedar drops. See you soon!

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Beverly Meyer is nationally board certified as a clinical nutritionist. Her naturopathic health practice is located at the Diet & Health Center, 906 Basse Road, Suite 101, San Antonio, 78212. The phone number is 210-826-0034. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Beverly works with clients on a wide variety of health concerns, including digestive disorders, allergies, hormones, pain, headaches, and children's health. She has been a highly regarded health practitioner for 15 years and is sought after as an enthusiastic speaker and supporter of natural health.

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ELEMENTAL HEALING

The Simple Truth: Clay Works!

Deb Galerneau, Columnist

"Nobody cared to know the truth-- it seemed too simple." Ran Knishinsky, The Clay Cure elements that may be lacking in the diet. They act as catalysts, playing a major role in metabolism and cell building, and regulate the permeability of the cell membranes. MinerClay is one of the best detoxifiers availals influence the contractility of muscles and able to humans and animals alike. According regulate the response of nerves to stimuli. Minerals are essential to all chemical reacto MIT mineralogist, Robert T. Marin, one tions in the body! gram of montmorillonite has a surface area Raymond Dextreit, the French naturoof 800 square meters, which means it has path who popularized medicinal clay use in about ten football fields' worth of toxinhis own country, found that clay could deeply pulling power! Smectite, under which the clay-group montmorillonite falls, is extremely affect many conditions of opposite nature, for example constipation and diarrhea. Also fine-grained and thin-layered. Its molecular found was that it stimulated and charged structure is an amazingly expandable lattice the immune system, resulting in a stronger that partially accounts for its extremely large defense system. Dr Dextreit stated, "Clay is surface area with which to draw toxins. effective as a dynamic presence far more Whether the clay is used internally or externally, it works primarily through electro- significantly than a mere consideration of the magnetism. Clay both absorbs (toxins/poisons substances it contains. It is a catalyst." Michel Abehsera, author of The Healare pulled between the layers of clay, making it "expandable") and adsorbs (toxins/poisons ing Clay, also had an opinion on clay's active power apart from the physical components, by are pulled onto the large flat surfaces of the referring to "...its ability to rebuild vital poclay particles). Bentonite (another name for tential through the liberation of latent energy." this energetic clay) has long been known He further stated that "Clay is a powerful agent for its antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic of stimulation, transformation and transmisproperties. sion of energy." A study documented in the Archives of Read what a recent convert to clay had to Medical Hydrology, May 1929, summarized the results of a protracted mud bath. The clay say about one treatment of clay: had a "powerful stimulating effect on meWell, I had to see it with my own tabolism, absorption of inflammatory masses, eyes to believe it. After you left last and the promotion of regeneration of tissues, night, I put the clay on my cheeks and without injuring the system." Further, it was chin...also placed some on the top shown that "blood formation was stimulated, of my foot on that bone that shoots urine was alkalinized, and the excretion of pain towards my 3rd and 4th toe. chlorides by the kidneys was increased." Well, when I took it off, I touched Researchers consider clay to be wise, the bone and didn't feel any shooting meaning it goes where it is needed and, paradoxically, not only draws out toxins from the pains. Marvelous. When I took the body, but also provides needed minerals that clay off my face, I couldn't believe it. I had to get closer to the mirror. The our bodies can not produce. The incredible spots on my chin disappeared...You array of minerals in clay perform a number put it [clay] around my neck...This of important functions within our bodies. For morning...my neck had lightened up example, minerals supply major and trace

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considerably. My dermatologist diagnosed me with Lupus of the Skin. He's had me on steroid cream for 2 years. Recently he gave me a prescription for medication to help hurry up the process. But forget the pills and creams, BRING ON MORE CLAY! (feedback from P.E. in SA) So what exactly is clay good for besides detoxification? It has been credited over the ages with improving a tremendous range of conditions, such as all digestive concerns from bad breath to hemorrhoids; skin ailments; chronic infections; food, heavy-metal, and radiation poisoning; arthritis; allergies; hay-fever; anemia; hepatitis; cirrhosis; chronic fatigue syndrome; menstrual cramps; prostate problems; headaches; burns; and parasites. Clay is very beneficial for women trying to conceive, and for mother and child during pregnancy, delivery, and breast feeding. It is known to accelerate the healing of broken bones, strains, and sprains. Additionally, Bentonite has been considered a slimming agent for the overfat/undernourished body. Practicing naturopaths and pelotherapists (clay healers) have long considered clay alive, even though it is an inorganic substance. It is not a food or a medicine, but is a natural element that performs the functions of both. A pack is a time-honored method of applying clay to an affliction. Clay can also be used in ointments, masques, baths, washes, scrubs, and pastes. The whole range from clay-water to magma (the hydrated gel state) can be employed. Protocols for each ailment are utilized for "pin-point healing," methodology specific to pelotherapy. Clay can be used dry or hydrated, and makes a great complementary therapy with water (hydrotherapy). Additional responses can be elicited with the introduction of essential oils, hydrosols, carrier oils, essences, homeopathy, herbs, and marine elements to the clay. Nature has provided us with many ways to vitality. Clay, one of many nature medicines, has been used since the dawn of time, by humans and animals alike, for an excellent reason: It works, simply and effectively. Nature "medicines" accelerate our body's healing

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D. Other: 1. _____________________ 2. _____________________ 3. _____________________ 4. _____________________ 5. _____________________ As you engage in this process, look for any "pivotal tolerations." Pivotal tolerations are things, people, and circumstances that, when handled, will automatically resolve other tolerations. For me, one of my pivotal tolerations was holding on to a job that truly didn't interest me and, therefore, limited my energy and enthusiasm for living authentically. After I became really clear on this, it then became my responsibility to take action to correct the problem. I hired a skillful life and business coach to collaborate with me in assessing this situation, making a decision, and taking appropriate action steps to rectify the problem. Afterwards, many tolerations in other areas of my life began to change. I now had increased energy to take better care of myself, my family, and my home. If this exercise aids you in identifying "energy drainers," that is the first step to making shifts in how you think and how you express yourself personally and professionally. Again, I challenge you to start identifying your tolerations. If you are interested in collaborating with a Professional Life Coach to assist you in eliminating these tolerations, call me at 210-647-0645 or go to "Find Your Coach" at www. sapca.org to make contact with another professional coach in the San Antonio area.

Sharon K. Powell is an experienced professional life coach specializing in Life Design and professional and personal growth. She has 23 years of business management and human resources experience that she applies to partnering with her clients in her business, Life Design Coaching. Sharon offers individual sessions, workshops, and tele-classes to those who are ready and open to invest in themselves. Call Sharon at 210-647-0645 for her current schedule of tele-classes and workshops, or to have a conversation about hiring Sharon as your life coach.

What Are You Tolerating?

Sharon Powell, Columnist

Hello again. It's me, Sharon, your Professional Life Coach. As I begin my second column for Enjoy Whole Health magazine, I am eager for you to get to know me better, and to understand more about what coaching is and how it may benefit each of you. For many years, I held a high-level managerial position and, from all outward appearances, looked successful. However, I was not happy. The job seemed to take all of my energy, leaving me unfulfilled and always in a rush to get things done. There seemed to be no time for me and, when there was, I still lacked focus on what I really wanted out of life. When I began working with a professional coach, several years ago, she guided me through several processes to strengthen my personal foundation. Your personal foundation is the structure that supports you in sustaining your life energy. I became aware of the things/people/circumstances in my life

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that gave me energy and the things/people/circumstances that depleted my energy. In coaching, we call this process "zapping your tolerations." To tolerate means to allow the existence of something, to permit or endure something, or to put up with something. Things, people, and circumstances that we continue to tolerate drain our energy, weaken our personal power, and inhibit our ability to change or move forward in life. As your Professional Life Coach, I ask, "What are you tolerating?" Please give this some thought and start making your list using the following categories as a guide. The objective is that you simply begin to identify the things, people, and circumstances that you are tolerating, and not to resolve them. (That will come later.) A. Your relationships: 1. _____________________ 2. _____________________ 3. _____________________ 4. _____________________ 5. _____________________ Your job/career/business: 1. _____________________ 2. _____________________ 3. _____________________ 4. _____________________ 5. _____________________ Your home: 1. _____________________ 2. _____________________ 3. _____________________ 4. _____________________ 5. _____________________

process, restoring and maintaining a healthy balance. They provide us a safe effective way to participate in and take responsibility for our health.

Deb Galerneau, 210-659-1293, [email protected] rr.com, PO Box 2365, Universal City, TX 78148, www. B. divine-essence.com. If you are a bodyworker or therapist and are interested in learning pelotherapy (clay as medicine), call for the latest schedule of Elemental Healing classes, which includes water (hydrotherapy), salt, sand, and oil. If you would like to find an elemental healing practitioner, please call for a list of trained healers. If you are looking for affordable, high quality clay for C. therapeutic use, 100% Bentonite (Gaia's Gift) can be purchased at Yia Yia and Papou's Greek Restaurant, 8088 Pat Booker, Universal City, TX (across from Live Oak Civic Center). Clay is available in 1 lb, 5 lb, and bulk lots. If you would like to receive an Elemental Healing Newsletter or have clay stories that you would like to share, please contact me! November/December 2004

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an elderly man named Bob Davis decided to try and improve his pH by taking mega amounts of green barley tablets, which had been grown without herbicides or pesticides. Doctors had told him that they had no answer to his cancer problems. His chest held many malignant Florence Biros tumors--some the size of softballs! No surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy was recommended by the medical profession. Bob felt the green barley plus good nutrition was his only option to stay alive. It worked! The whole story of his nutrition regimen can be found on his Web site, www.cancer-success.com. Ever wish that something could help prevent cancer? Health Dr. Howard Lutz, M.D., while acting national director of Prevenfood stores, doctors, and nutritionists are flooded with requests from folks wanting to (1) prevent cancer, (2) fight it nutritionally, and (3) tive Medicine in Washington, D.C., praised barley grass: "This is one find a way to help fight the adverse effects of nausea, loss of hair, and of the most incredible products of this decade. It improves stamina, sexual energy, clarity of thought and reduces addictions to things that extreme tiredness while undergoing chemo and radiation treatments. Is there any possible means to be effective in all three of the are bad for you. It also improves the texture of the skin and heals dryabove scenarios? Green barley supplements can be a partial answer ness associated with aging." Dr. Mary Ruth Swope's in-depth study of the great health potential because green barley leaves provide one of the most alkaline foods known to mankind. available by using this tremendous alkaline food is in her book, The For years, it was thought that daily servings of meat were essential Green Leaves of Barley. Her professional partner in the latest edition in our diets, but the first book of the Bible (Genesis 1:29) says, "And is David A. Darbro, M.D. Researchers at George Washington University experimented using God said, `Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in the which is the fruit green barley grass extract on cancerous tumors. They reported signifiof a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat" [emphasis added]. cant impact on three kinds of tumors: leukemia, prostate, and brain cancer. This indicates that plants can provide the necessary nutrients, includGreen barley can be found in several forms. Some is made into a ing iron and protein, to sustain life well. More and more scientists are reporting how an acid body pH cre- powder from the juice. Others are made from the whole plant that has ates a fertile field for devastating health problems. Dr. Alan Houk, D.C., been air-dried to preserve the nutrients, ground into a coarser form to claims, "Cancer cannot flourish in an alkaline body." He included keep the tremendous fiber content intact, then sent to a pharmaceuticancer and arthritis, also. cal lab to be made into easy-to-take tablets. The only precaution in Since green barley leaves provide such an alkaline food source, taking mega amounts to change your pH into being an alkaline one is if someone has to take a blood thinner because of a heart problem. Green barley has other great pluses. Its high vegetable iron and protein content builds up blood and gives energy. Arthritic and fibromyalgia sufferers enjoy relief from their pain because of the magnesium and calcium combined naturally in the plant. Plus it provides the alkaline base for the body's pH. Many cancer sufferers have experienced great relief from adverse side effects while opting to take quantities of barley during chemo and/or radiation. They have not lost their hair, had miserable bouts of nausea, and/or had excess tiredness causing a lack of go-power. Bob Davis compares cancer with a tornado: "When weather conditions are exactly right, a tornado bears down on unsuspecting victims. When a body is acidic from stress, poor nutrition and lack of exercise, cancer finds a fertile field where it can grow." ® Bill Henderson also recommends green barley tablets on his Web site, www.getandstaywell.com, and through his book, Cure Your Cancer, as a preventive for cancer or to help ease the effect of the devastating disease. Is green barley a cure? No one claims that, but it is a proven aid to attain and maintain an alkaline pH. Each one of us is a composite of three major segments: body, mind, and spirit. Less red meat, more raw 51 GREENFIELD ROAD vegetables, more exercise, pure water with lemon (unbelievable as it NEW WILMINTON, PA 16142 Call Toll Free 1-800-358-0777 Alkalinity, p. 9 www.barleypower.com

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support the organism (organism meaning us human beings). Which raises the question: How do you do those two things? First, identify the insults. The insults may be the food that you eat, the environment inside your home, the lack of natural sunlight on a daily basis, pollution on the freeway on the drive to work, a sedentary life-style, and/or polluted water with chlorine and fluorine--both of which inhibit the uptake of iodine, which is essential for the proper function of our thyroid. If our thyroid doesn't work right, we don't utilize our energy and we store it as fat. How did I get on that tangent! Well, one thing leads to another. Lack of natural sunlight leads to poor synthesis or an outright deficiency of Vitamin D, which leads to poor calcium metabolism, which can result in osteoporosis and bone loss around the teeth, leading to tooth loss, which leads to malnutrition. Lots of trickle down affects. How do we support the organism? The short answer is, do what your Mother said, "Eat your meat and vegetables." However, now we have to make sure that they are not contaminated with hormones, pesticides, food additives, dyes, and thousands of other things that are put in our food to make them pretty and tasty. Did it ever occur to you that we use grains to make our livestock fat? Yes, we fatten our cattle, sheep, lamb, chicken, and fish with grain, which has mercury in it to kill the fungus that accumulates in the grain. Mercury is a known neurotoxin, and mercury has no known use for supporting life. Its sole use is to kill living organisms. Isn't that interesting? Today, supporting the organism isn't easy. You have to eat organic food--both meat, vegetables, and fruit--and still you don't get enough vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phyto-chemicals, because organic soils are not as rich as the soils were when my mother and father were growing up on the farm in Tennessee. They ate the fish that came from the creeks. You can't do that any longer. They ate the vegetables that were raised on the farm. They ate the meat that was raised and butchered on the farm. We can't do that anymore. Most of us live in town, so we are dependent upon the food supplies available to us. Remember, when you go about your daily life, there are only two things: eliminate the insults, and support the organism. Stay healthy!

Dr. McRedmond is a San Antonio dentist committed to the health of his patients. He can be reached at 210-692-9140.

Out of Control

Tony McRedmond, D.D.S., Columnist

The newspaper headlines scream, "Health Costs Are Out of Control! Insurance premiums are rising annually at double digit rates! Employers cut benefits! Millions of people are without health insurance!" To be truthful, we should delete the word "health" from all of these phrases and insert the word "disease," because we have disease insurance, disease costs. Disease is the issue--not health. If you are healthy, you do not have costs related to disease. It may seem rather silly to address the semantics of the issue, but the costs are actually for disease. The insurance is specifically for disease. What do we do about the increasing costs of disease? The answer, of course, is to prevent disease. We have fire prevention, accident prevention, and so forth. Why don't we have disease prevention? Consider this: There are only two things to do. The first is to eliminate the insults (whatever they may be), and number two is to

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is--lemon helps fight acidity), and lots of high-potency green barley can boost your body. You can do much nutritionally to prevent cancer and to keep it from flourishing once you have been diagnosed with the dreaded problem. Remember, an alkaline body pH can help prevent your potential for cancer.

Florence Biros is a freelance writer from New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. For the past twenty-five years, she has been a partner in Son-Rise Publications. Her own Civil War novel, Dog Jack, is currently being scripted for filming next year. Love, & Loyalty, the Traits That Made Lincoln Great is her latest popular Civil War novel. For the past sixteen years, she has been active in promoting her other intense interest--good health through nutrition--as an officer of Green Supreme, Inc. November/December 2004 www.enjoywholehealth.com San Antonio Edition 9

we will find direct benefits: increased energy, mental clarity, a decrease in depression episodes, and increased creativity. How Do We Do Proper Food Combining in a world where things get busy and what is at hand isn't always the best choice? Most of us are so busy that we just try to figure out how we can squeeze in Rebecca Gonz Gonzales, C.C.T. time to eat rather than be concerned about what we are going to eat. Proper Food Combining only takes a bit of simple planning. Look at your life now and make plans and changes to accommodate your new healthy life. Use a Proper Food Combining chart, which is easy to Fast Living + Slow Digestive Tract follow and can be used wherever there is food: buffets, restaurants, = No Energy even fast-food places. I am not a big fan of fast food, however there are some food choices that are easily digestible. We live in an age of high speed Internet, drive-through fast food, The difference between fad diets and Proper Food Combining is and life moments that all are coordinated through cell phones and that with Proper Food Combining not only do you lose weight and gain computers. We wish that we had the time to eat right or exercise. We energy, you are constantly detoxifying your system. Eating foods that hope against hope that this new diet or exercise regimen won't turn digest well together will push out old toxins that rest in the body. Once out to be a fad. Maybe this time...how does one begin? proper digestion is put into motion (no pun intended!), your other We begin by recognizing the connection between our systems (including digestion) do not have to work as hard to do their brains and our bodies. The brain is an incredible organ. There is jobs. Alternative therapies like colon therapy, acupuncture, chiromuch about the brain that is yet to be discovered. We do know, howpractic, massage, and so forth can also help the body to perform at its ever, that the brain makes a connection with each of our organs and the systems that they run, including our digestive tract. Your "gut" and best...but it all starts with what we put into our mouth. Digestion definitely rules the body. Begin by understanding the your brain are intimately connected. What does this have to do with digestive tract and how it works, use a Proper Food Combining chart eating right and exercise? Everything. to plan your meals, and then use your new-found energy to create the If your muscles are used to a daily run, your brain is used to the life that you want to live. A body (and a brain) with all of the benefits endorphins released when you run daily. Likewise, if your gut is used of Proper Food Combining would want to run, hike, dance, or fly a to the kick you get from coffee in the morning, your brain is used to kite! it also. Our brain "remembers" and reinforces habits, good and bad. Begin with good digestion and lay a new blueprint in your brain. Poor digestion is evidenced in numerous symptoms: constipation, With Proper Food Combining, our brain is happy, our gut is happy... weight gain, acid reflux...just generally not feeling well. Poor digestion and our bodies are active. Isn't that what we all want ? also affects the control and onset of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other health problems. Proper digestion Rebecca Gonzales is a C.C.T. (Certified Colon Hydro-Therapist). She is the owner of Digest is the main key to overall health. How can we use our brain/body This!? Food For Joy. Rebecca was born in San Antonio's West Side, and has traveled the connection to restore health? One effective way is with Proper Food world as a flight attendant for over ten years. In 1999, she became disabled with M.C.S. Combining. (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity), and was unable to work, drive, or function normally. What is Proper Food Combining? It's a simple way to eat With the knowledge that she has learned along the way, she is helping people across the food in combinations that work in harmony with your natural digestive nation in such places as San Diego, Chicago, New York, North Carolina, Austin, Houston, enzymes. Proper Food Combining is not a diet. It's a food regimen that, and San Antonio. Rebecca is available for lectures and consultations. If you are interested with practice, will become a life-long habit. For example, we don't ex- in bringing a positive change to your digestive tract and body, contact 210-736-0995, or ercise because we don't have energy; we don't have energy because we e-mail [email protected] for more information. don't eat properly. If we train our digestive tract to function properly,

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SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE

Thank You, Muchas Gracias, Danke Shein

Rev. Cathy Naiser, Columnist

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. Margaret Cousins, Author Do you remember how you felt the last time someone told you, Thank you? Did it make your day? Did you smile? Did you feel better? Most parents teach their children the Magic Words, Please and Thank You. How many of us remember those Magic Words in our day-to-day lives? We know that there is power in having an Attitude of Gratitude, and we feel thankful for the good that comes to us. How many times do we take the chance to actually thank the people who are the channels of that good? How many times do we make other people's day? Whether it is in our business, our home, or in our routine activities, we have numerous opportunities to say the words Thank You. Gestures of Gratitude allow others to feel appreciated, encourage others to continue being generous in their actions, allow us opportunities to network with others, and give others a reason to smile. Expressing our gratitude to others helps us feel better too. When we live in the vibration of consciousness that says, "Good things are happening to me" or "People around me are kind and helpful," then we continue to attract more of the same. If we focus on the fact that others are kind and helpful to us, people continue to be kind and helpful to us. The book, The Power of Positive Students, depicts the incredible improvement of a struggling school district. In the program they followed, teachers were trained to be Good Finders. As they focused on the good actions of students, parents, and other teachers, the good actions actually increased. Seeing the good actions of others is not enough. The real benefit comes from acknowledging those good efforts and actions. We often acknowledge good actions that are large in proportion, but the quality of our lives improves dramatically by increasing the amount of small positive actions. Listed below are some practical hints for expressing more gratitude to those around you. 1. Watch the people around you and be a Good Finder. Many of us miss the kindness around us because we are lost in our own thoughts, schedules, and activities. When you begin to notice people more, verbally express your gratitude for their kindness. 2. Write at least one formal Thank You card or letter each week.

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When was the last time you received a Thank You card in the mail for one of your actions? Formal Thank You cards take time to write, but they are remembered much longer than e-mail. Sending formal Thank You notes or letters will endear you to the receivers, help the receivers feel pride for their actions, and encourage the receivers to continue being kind and helpful. 3. Keep some nice blank Thank You cards on hand. Many times, we don't write Thank You notes because we have to go buy them. If we are pressed for time, the Thank You note writing gets dropped. Keeping cards on hand allows us to send them whenever we wish. 4. Set a time each week for writing Thank You cards. Make the expression of gratitude a priority in you. You can buy little note cards or make some cute ones. Keep the cards on hand and write short personal, signed notes on the prepared cards. Here are some low budget ideas for cute notes with little attachments: Attachments Plastic snack bag of Lucky Charms® Chewing gum Krackle® candy bar Pack of nuts Feather Nail Ball Marking pen Notes We're lucky to have such a Charmin' person on our staff. Thanks for stickin' ith us! Thanks for putting snap, Krackle, and pop into our business. We're nuts about you. I'm tickled to have you here. You hit the nail on the head! Thanks for giving us the bounce that we needed. Thanks for leaving your mark on the project.

Notes like these can be made inexpensively and in advance. With an added personal note, the thought goes a long way. The ideas presented here may seem simple. They are. If we have goals of expressing more gratitude, we have to find simple ways to approach those goals. Most of us are busy people and need to streamline all that we do. If a simple Thank You card can make someone's day, can make someone smile, and can encourage someone to continue to be kind, then a practice of saying simple Thanks You's can ultimately change the world. I invite you to help transform the world by expressing your gratitude during the holiday season. Thank You, Muchas Gracias, Danke Shein.

Reverend Cathy Naiser is the founder and minister of the Center of Spiritual Enrichment, an independent metaphysical faith community. Her background includes practitioner and ministerial training in UDS Ministerial School, four years as a Catholic nun, and eleven years of teaching metaphysics. Weekly services for the Center of Spiritual Enrichment are held Sundays at 11:00 A.M. at 6812 Bandera Road, Suite 109, in the Crossway Center. Rev. Cathy can be contacted at 210-256-0930 or [email protected] Visit www. websyte.com/newthought/spiritualenrichment for info. San Antonio Edition 11

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Asthma

Dr. Simon Shim, Ph.D., Lc.A.

Asthma affects approximately three percent of the U.S. population and, although it occurs at all ages, it is most common in children under ten. Among children, there is a two-to-one male-to-female ratio of asthma sufferers, which equalizes by the age of thirty. The rate of asthma in the United States is rising rapidly, especially among children. Reasons often given to explain the rise in asthma include stress on the immune system due greater chemical pollution in the air, water, and food; earlier weaning and earlier introduction of solid foods to infants; food additives; and genetic manipulation of plants, resulting in food components with greater allergenic tendencies. By Traditional Oriental Medicine, asthma divides two types. Exogenous pathogenic factors is of the Excess type. Asthma due to weakened body resistance is of Deficiency type.

Deficiency Type 1. Lung Deficiency Main manifestations: short and rapid breathing, feeble voice, weak and low sound of coughing, sweating on exertion, pale tongue, and weak pulse. These mean that the lungs dominate the qi. When there is deficiency of the lung qi, the function of the lungs is impaired. There appear short and rapid breathing, feeble voice, and a weak and low sound of coughing. When the lung qi is weak, and the superficial defensive system is not strong, even mild exertion will induce sweating.

2. Kidney Deficiency Main manifestations: Dyspnea on exertion after longstanding asthma, severe wheezing, indrawing of the soft tissues of the neck, short breath, lassitude and weakness, sweating, and cold limbs. These mean that long-standing asthma affects the kidneys, which are the source of qi. The kidneys in lowered functioning fail to receive qi, and, therefore, dyspnea on exertion, and severe wheezing and short breath appear. When there is deficiency of the kidney qi in a chronic case, emaciation and lassitude happen. Exhausted kidney yang may lead to weakening of the superficial defensive yang, and hence sweating. If the yang qi fails to warm up the body surface, cold limbs appear.

Excess Type 1. Wind-Cold Type Main manifestations: Cough with thin sputum, rapid breathing, accompanied by chills, fever, headache, and anhidrosis at the early stage, absence of thirst, white tongue coating, and superficial and tense pulse. These symptoms mean that the lungs are in charge of respiration and are associated with the skin and hair, which are first attacked by wind cold in the invasive procedure. If wind cold resides in the lungs, the stagnation of Qi and the failure of the lung qi in dispersing wind cold results in a cough with thin sputum and rapid breathing. If wind cold still resides in the superficial part of the body to make the pores close, there appear chills, fever, headache, and anhidrosis.

Treatment Excess Type a. Wind Cold 2. Phlegm-Heat Type A reducing method is applied in combination with Chinese herbs to Main manifestations: Rapid and short breathing, strong and coarse voice, cough with thick yellow sputum, sensation of chest stuffi- eliminate wind cold and to soothe the asthma. The acupuncture point used most is the son point in order to clear the lungs and wind cold. ness, fever, restlessness, dryness of the mouth, thick yellow or sticky coating, and rolling and rapid pulse. b. Phlegm Heat These mean that phlegm heat, turned from dampness or longAlso a reducing method is applied to resolve phlegm, reduce heat, and standing phlegm fire gathered in the lungs, blocks the air passage, causing impairment of the lung qi. This presents with rapid and short soothe asthma. Oriental herbs must be combined to solve the phlegm. Also the practitioner needs the acupuncture point to strengthen the breathing, strong and coarse voice, and cough with thick yellow sputum. When the phlegm stays in the lungs, a sensation of chest stuffiness spleen function and resolve phlegm. appears, with fever, restlessness, and dryness of the mouth due to the Deficiency Type presence of the fire heat. a. Lung Deficiency Acupuncture points are selected as the principal points with a reinVisit www.enjoywholehealth.com

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over. He kept looking over his shoulder at me--like his neck/shoulders didn't hurt. That's just so amazing." A week later, Shari wrote: "Teddy continues to improve. He's using his weak leg, standing and walking with it--hesitates a little when he runs (yes, runs!). He's feeling much better, and I see progress every day! We have an orthopedic consult on Monday and will do our second BodyTalk treatment with you on Wednesday. As I write this, Teddy has Val Heart, M.A., C.B.P., Columnist just joined me upstairs in my bedroom! He hasn't been up the stairs for three to four weeks! Amazing!" Shari contacted me recently: "My 1 1/2 year old, 73 lb. sheepdog Before our second BodyTalk session, Shari wrote again: "Just is having serious health problems, and the vets are unable to agree on wanted to let you know we finally have a `diagnosis.' The ortho spewhat's causing his pain. Teddy has been limping and stiff since early cialist's x-rays show `aseptic necrosis of the femoral head and neck.' May and is in obvious pain, with both his hind feet turning outward. Teddy need's a total hip replacement. They want to schedule surgery We've tried acupuncture; a course of Prednisone®, Rymadyl®, glucos- next week. amine/chondroitin, and pain medication. "I believe that he did have a pinched nerve in his withers area, "X-rays for hip displaysia ruled that out, an orthopedic specialist but that it's much better. (Dr. G agreed to x-ray that area after you thought it might be a spinal/protruding disc, and the third specialmentioned it and saw something odd. However, nothing showed on the ist thought it was his ankle! He can't walk on his left foot at all. He's x-ray of this area yesterday.) unhappy, increasingly cranky, and spending time alone. "I want to know if Teddy feels as much pain as the vet thinks. He's "I've been home on medical leave since May with three bulging made so much progress with walking and standing on his left leg that I discs myself, and I'm wondering if he's tried to take some of the pain was shocked at the diagnosis. I'm willing to put surgery off for a while away from me? His condition is progressively getting worse. I'm hoping and give BT a chance. He's just so much better than two weeks ago. It's that you can find out where Teddy hurts." hard to believe that this is as serious as the vets think." When I spoke with Teddy, he told me that his neck hurt since his After our third BodyTalk treatment, Shari reported: "Teddy gets dog pal Crystal had jumped on him. His hind end was weak, with what stronger daily. Every day he's doing more. He's playing again with our felt like shooting nerve pains. He couldn't raise his head and felt shaky, other dogs, runs, climbs the stairs, and jumps on the bed. And I'm so with a significant pain factor. I did a BodyTalk healing therapy treatmuch better that I'm scheduled to go back to work next month! ment with him and Shari both, since they were mirroring each other's "Dr. G asked how Teddy was doing. I said he was probably pain so dramatically. 90­95% back to his `old self'! He wasn't sure what to make of it. We Shari wrote the next day: "Just had to tell you! After we got off the say it's thanks to BodyTalk and Val!" phone, Teddy slept until about 6:00 P.M. He got up, still limping, but The BodyTalk System is a state-of-the-art, safe, and effective holisnoticeably `prancing' with his tail wagging, a much happier guy than tic therapy that allows the body's energy systems to be re-synchronized I've seen in two to three months! He was actually frisky this evening! so they operate as nature intended. Each system and cell is designed "I even have more energy. You and BodyTalk have been a very constantly to communicate with each other, allowing adaptability and positive turn in our lives (in just the first few hours!). I didn't need to flexibility. Various life stressors compromise these lines of communicagive Teddy a pain pill tonight! He went to the dog run to eat his dinner tion, leading to a decline in physical, emotional, and/or mental health. instead of needing his dish up on blocks so he wouldn't have to bend Reconnecting these lines of communication enables the body's mechanisms to function at optimal levels, preventing disease and rapidly Asthma (from p. 12) accelerating the healing process. forcing method applied to strengthen the lung qi. The Oriental herb BodyTalk in combination with animal communication has proven used is Bu Fei Tang, which is to reinforce and strengthen the lungs. helpful with behavior and health problems, allergies, environmental b. Kidney Deficiency sensitivities, viruses and infections, depressed immune systems, brain The kidney and Ren meridians are selected as the principal points dysfunction, musculo-skeletal pain, and psychological problems, with a reinforcing method applied to strengthen the kidney function in among many others. receiving Qi. An Oriental herbs formula must be used together in order If you and your animal friend could use some help, or if you want to tonify the kidneys. The acupuncture point must be chosen carefully to learn more about BodyTalk for both humans and animals, please to reinforce the qi, regulate qi in the lower jiao, reinforce the kidneys, visit my Web site, or contact me directly to make an appointment. strengthen the primary qi, invigorate yang, and control the essence. The practitioner will puncture these points and use herbs strengthen Val Heart, M.A., C.B.P., has been a pet psychic and empathic animal behaviorist since the kidneys in receiving qi and pacify breathing. 1993. She is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner with advanced coursework. Val is listed on Penelope Smith's International List of Telepathic Communicators. She specializes in assistDr. Simon J. Shim, Ph.D. and Lc.A. is a licensed acupuncturist in San Antonio and is vice ing performance horses and dogs, but works with all animals. In addition to lectures, she president of the Texas Korean Acupuncture Association. To schedule on appointment, also teaches the Basic Workshop on How to Talk with Animals. Contact her at 210-863please call 210-599-6633. 7928, 1-888-VAL-HEART, Web site www.ValHeart.com, or e-mail [email protected]

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NATUROPATHIC HEALING

ize the entire endocrine system, as well. As a result, we can better cope with the demands of daily life without the debilitating effects of hormonal imbalances. The third change involves something that becomes increasingly important as we age: we have to maintain our muscular strength. This cannot be accomplished by just "staying active." The most straightPeter McCarthy, N.D., Columnist forward way is to participate in resistance training exercise, usually in the form of weight training. This flies in the face of much of what we have been taught by the health care community and the popular media, i.e., that cardiovascular health is primary. Heart health is certainly imAge: the entire concept fills many of us with dread. A slow portant and should not be neglected, but look at it this way: it will do decrease in function, increased susceptibility to debilitating disease, less energy for daily living--the list goes on. Unfortunately, our society, you no good, cardiovascularly speaking, to be able to run the Boston Marathon if you can't get out of your own chair to do it. Strength trainincluding much of the health care community, has bought into this ing helps us not just tolerate aging, but enjoy it! paradigm lock, stock, and barrel. How many times have you heard Finally, one must replace the enzymes that one loses over time. phrases like "It's just your age," "You have to expect that, you're Between the ages of 27 and 35, our body's ability to produce enzymes older," "I can't do that any more, I'm old"? More times than you'd decreases dramatically, and the decline continues thereafter at the rate care to count, I'll bet! Is all of this an inevitable consequence of the aging process? Ab- of about ten additional percent a decade. Enzymes perform over 3,000 solutely not! While no one can promise you a fountain of youth, much important functions in the body. From an anti-aging standpoint, they are keys to the prevention of the buildup of fibrin in the organ systems of what we believe about "getting old" is just not true. We all have to of the body. As the fibrin continues to build, organ function continues age, but we don't have to get old. to decline. While this is a long-term strategy, it is doable, and can actuThe big question, though, is how to go about "aging gracefully." ally result in an improvement in organ function if followed conscienFortunately, there are some relatively straightforward answers to this question. There are some very important changes that people need to tiously. Obviously, our bodies are finite organisms, and will someday make in order to continue to enjoy their lives as they age. cease to function. In the meantime, we can do some simple but critical The first is to optimize the digestive function and to increase the things to permit them to function at as high a level as possible, and for body's pH from acid to alkaline. The digestive process, to include as long as Nature intended. In the process, we will be able to enjoy assimilation and elimination, is the foundation of any successful antilonger, healthier, more active lives, fulfilling the promise of aging, but aging strategy. If your body cannot assimilate the nutrients that you need to function, anything else that you do will be fruitless. Simultane- not growing old. Let us show you how! ously, an increase in alkalizing foods (primarily fruits and vegetables) Dr. Peter McCarthy, N.D., holds a Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Trinity School of can help shift the pH to the alkaline and, in the process, remove an Natural Health in Warsaw, Indiana. 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Woman to Woman: Feeling Comfortable with Massage

Simone Bern R.M.T. Bernal,

How many times have you wanted to have a massage, but just didn't know who to call or who to ask? I know that I had this dilemma for many years before becoming a massage therapist myself. Who do you trust with your body? Who do you trust who will not hurt you? Who do you trust who will be qualified? Who is legitimate? Who is experienced? I think that we all have that feeling of insecurity the first time we meet our new massage therapist. For women especially, we want someone with whom we feel comfortable, someone who can put us at ease. The whole point of a massage is to relax, isn't it? It's difficult to relax when you have so much anxiety and tension over who will be massaging you that day. Many times at a spa or large massage clinic, it's difficult to have the same massage therapist each time that you return. Unfortunately, the turnover rate at these types of places is high and, as soon as you find someone who really makes you feel comfortable and gets rid of all of the pain and stress in your body, he/she is gone and never to be heard from again. Massage is meant to relax the body, to rid the body of tension, and to alleviate areas of pain. A massage session can do this in many different ways. Maybe it will be the soft lighting and beautiful music that finally allow you to relax. Maybe it will be the smooth feel of the linens on the table, or maybe the sweet smells that allow you to let go. All of these things aid us in relaxation. What studies have found, though, is that the actual touch of the person massaging us is what really heals us. When a person touches you, you are allowing him/her into your energy field, into your "space." As a society, we rarely let people get close to us in most situations. When you are receiving a massage, you're not only allowing someone to get close to you, but to touch you. You are trusting this person when you are most vulnerable. That's not

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an easy thing to do for most people. But it's the letting go and trusting that allows healing to take place. Once you feel comfortable with your therapist and realize that she has a confident touch and a caring way, you will allow healing. Now the therapist has a chance to get to know you and your body. She will learn what type of massage your body requests and how your body responds. She will be able to learn about your muscles, your areas of tightness, your sensitive areas, and your stubborn areas. She will learn how your body responds. Now that you've found someone who you like, with whom you feel comfortable, and most importantly, someone who you trust, your body feels radiant, relaxed, and loose. Your mind feels calm and soothed. Your aches have improved, and your body is running in tip-top shape. This is what massage therapy is all about! You now have formed a relationship in healing, where both you and your therapist have invested time, energy, and money into your body's well-being. Most massage therapists are healers, meaning that we want to help you. That is our passion! We want to better understand your body, we want to free it of pain and tension, and we want lovingly to help you get the results that you desire. Most massage therapists want to have an ongoing relationship with their clients. We want to see you improve, heal, and flourish. That's what it's all about! Finding that massage therapist who makes you feel safe and trusting may be difficult. Once you do find that special person, it's important to maintain the relationship. Making sure that this person will be available to you again and again should be the top priority. Many people try massage therapy on for size, to see if they like it. Or maybe they've received a gift certificate and are curious. If you're serious about making lasting changes in your body, however, it's imperative that you seek out a therapist who will be available to you time and time again. Your body will thank you for it.

Simone Bernal, R.M.T., has been a massage therapist for three years and is the owner of Woman to Woman Massage at Stone Oak. She specializes in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage for women. She additionally treats specific ailments with NeuroStructural Integration Technique (NST). Simone is the third generation in her family to promote health and healing in the alternative field. Woman to Woman Massage is located at 19230 Stone Oak Pkwy, Suite 300. To schedule a session, please call 210-545-7100 or e-mail at [email protected] San Antonio Edition 15

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Reiki San Antonio: Chakra Overview

Carolyn Maloney, Columnist

The chakra system is a basic legend or myth that gave the ancients a way to identify what they could see, feel, and understand, but not translate into their common language. In Western medicine, these same areas are the most important, but they have names such as pineal, pituitary, thyroid, heart, spleen, adrenals, kidneys, and intestines. This is not meant to be the defining work on the Chakra system. This is only a guide to facilitate your understanding of how energy flows through the body. Think about the following sayings and words: a headache is identifying that there is just too much going on in the mind; a time of calm and relaxation is needed to balance. Often I can feel the energy stronger on the left side of the person's head (analytical) when he/she is in the midst of doing the tax returns for the year. An imbalance on the other side is possibly from the gamer who has spent way too many hours playing and has begun to loose reality. To fall off the edge either way is a major imbalance: too much left brain activity with details and analyzing results in total frustration, and too much right brain activity with intuition and creativity can result in total fantasy. · "The root of all evil" · "A gut feeling" Throat/neck: Identifies communication · "My heart aches" levels--telling the truth, speaking openly and · "All choked up" verbally identifying what is going on. I found several times, when a person has kept from What is the implied meaning of these say- communicating what is really making him/her ings? Now think of the physical reactions that angry, that the person will develop a serious you associate with these sayings. When you strep throat or laryngitis. correlate the meanings of these sayings with Heart: Your ability to love compassionately and unconditionally, and your ability to the physical reactions, you can also find the chakra associated with it. relate. Even poetry talks of heartaches that The chakras are areas within the body are the result of lost love. Do people actually that are storehouses for the energy that we experience a broken heart? need to survive. When things happen in our Breath or lungs: Your ability to go with life, our body will compensate by pulling the flow by releasing toxic thinking and conenergy to the area that needs it. When the trol issues. Breathing is life and, if life seems imbalance of energy is not corrected, then restricted, then the breathing is blocked. Maybe asthma is one of the results. Taking the tensions can build up, creating dis-ease. responsibility of this restriction is the key. It is Through a whole body treatment, the Reiki practitioner can help evenly to distribute these not someone else's fault. energies. Solar Plexus: The adrenals are here, The best way of working with another and the solar plexus usually relates to decisions such as to fight or to take flight. Your person is to question him regarding this and using the emotional healing symbols. anger at someone who is controlling you Sometimes when working on a person, I do inspires your adrenals to run chemicals a guided visualization to help with clearing throughout your system, thereby raising your these areas. blood pressure and chemical energy to help you escape. If you don't make the decision to Head: Usually identifies your thinking process, your judgments and belief systems, react or express the situation, then you might and your intuition and knowledge. Sometimes find high blood pressure your task to handle.

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Stomach area: Located just behind the belly button, or called the Dan Tien in martial arts, lies the stomach area. This is a reflection of your ability to understand your feelings honestly and openly, or to examine your emotional tides. In emotional situations, many will get a stomachache. Karate katas (moves) and breathing will inspire the emotional tide in the Dan Tein to greater strength emotionally that will support the aggressive moves. Lower back: Your willingness to ask others for help and support (left) rather than burden yourself with all of the responsibility (right). Very possibly this is also associated with the inner child (being in the survival area) and has to do with an issue whose source is childhood. One of my clients had severe back pain. On questioning him regarding this association with childhood, he did describe a major traumatic event that even had me stunned. Feet: Your ability to start new projects or progress in moving forward or back. How many times have I had clients with a strained ankle or broken foot who had been on their way to a job interview that they didn't really want. They knew, however , that the money was what they wanted. Per-hour dollars don't help emotional support. I don't tell or suggest, I ask, and then if the client acknowledges there is an area that has been addressed for healing, I have an indication of where to apply and work with the energy. I don't imply or identify fear; I let the clients identify by reflection or understanding it within their own minds. I trust that what was said was in accordance with the highest and greatest good for all concerned. I never tell people to stop medication or stop seeing their doctors. This has been a major concern in all of the medical (metaphysical or physical) world. The mantra of the nursing community is do not diagnose or prescribe. That quote should be all of the complementary or alternative medicine techniques' mantra, as well. The goal is to blend the complementary and Western medicine for the best possible results for the client.

Carolyn is a Teaching Reiki Master, teaching since 1995 in San Antonio. She is a board certified instructor/faculty for nursing education at a local community college since Reiki, p. 17 San Antonio Edition

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ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential Oils: The Missing Link in Modern Medicine

lem. In Proverbs 27:9 we are told that "ointment and perfume rejoice the heart." The New Testament suggests that the incense offering represents the prayers of saints. In Revelations 5:8, "four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, handing every one of them harps, and golden vials of odours, which are the prayers of saints," the King James translators chose to translate the Greek word "thumiama" as "odours," rather than "incense." According to Strong Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, "thumiama" (Strong's #2368) means "fragrant powder burned in religious services." (See Revelations 8: 3-4.) The ritual use of incense represented God's power over life and death in Numbers 16:46-48 wherein the High Priest Aaron walked through the congregation with it, stopping a deadly plague. Twelve of the most significant single oils found in the Bible, with their beautiful fragrances and intriguing histories are aloes/sandalwood (Santalum album), cassia (Cinnamomum cassia), cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), frankincense (Olibanum--Boswellia carteri), galbanum (Ferula gummosa), hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), myrtle (Myrtus communis), onycha (pronounced oh-nigh-kah, a very thick oil, remove the plastic orifice and warm the bottle in your hand so that the oil will flow--Styrax benzoin), Rose of Sharon/ cistus (Labdanum--Cistus ladanifer), and spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi). The information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment, or prescription for any disease. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. For a complete list of biblical scriptures for essential oils and their uses, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

Dr. Travis has been working as a professional Intuitive/ Energy Healer and Natural Health Educator for seven years and holds a Ph.D. in Health Science. Essential oils may be sampled every Saturday, 8:00­11:00 a.m., at Cementville's Farmer's Market. April also teaches classes at Whole Foods Market Alamo Quarry. She can be reached at 210-509-6206, through her Web site www.younglivingessentialoils.org, or by e-mail at [email protected] See the Calendar of Events for upcoming classes or events. San Antonio Edition 17

Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture

April Dianne Travis, Ph.D., Columnist

If you have never heard of essential oils, here is a short explanation of what they are. Essential oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from various parts of plants, including seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, and fruit. They are highly concentrated and far more potent than dried herbs. One drop of peppermint oil is equal in strength and value to 26 cups of peppermint tea! The essential oils of the plant and the human blood share several common properties. They fight infection, contain hormone-like compounds, and initiate regeneration. Working as the chemical defense mechanism of the plant, essential oils possess potent antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties. The molecules of essential oils are also relatively small, giving them the ability easily to penetrate the cells. When topically applied to the feet or elsewhere, essential oils can travel throughout the body in a matter of minutes. Young Living is the firmly established leader in the essential oils industry and has set the standard for the rest of the world. It is the only company of its kind that grows from seed on virgin soil, harvests in greenhouses, distills with low pressure and low temperature, and packages to make sure that there are no pesticides or chemicals of any kind in the product so you are getting 100% pure therapeuticgrade essential oils. Caution: If you look at 95% of the essential oils on the market, even though the label states "pure," they are perfume-grade and

Reiki (from p. 16) 1998. Carolyn's school of thought and form is called Creative Minds Unlimted, d.b.a., Reiki San Antonio, which was formed in 1996, and she is very proud of her outstanding instructors who teach acupressure, reflexology, sound resonance therapy, and other healing arts. http://www.create.org/healingarts. She can be reached at 210-289-9722 or [email protected] See the Calendar of Events for upcoming classes or events. November/December 2004

okay for mood enhancement only, but are not therapeutic-grade (medicine) and are often cut with synthetic chemicals. Tip: They must be Afnor/Iso approved oils and often the label will read "supplement." The oils and aromatics mentioned in the Bible were more valuable than gold and silver. Israel's King Hezekiah kept "the spices, and precious ointment" (2 Kings, 20:13) together with silver and gold in the royal treasure chamber. The Greek historian Pliny, the Elder, documented the stringent security measures taken in the processing of frankincense at Alexandria, Egypt: "Good heavens! No vigilance is sufficient to guard the factories...before (the workers) are allowed to leave the premises they have to take off all their clothes." Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary defines anoint as "to apply oil as a sacred rite, esp. for consecration." It has been suggested that the holy anointing oil described in Exodus 30:23-25 is a symbol of being set apart for special purposes in God's kingdom. People and objects were anointed throughout the Bible: Aaron and his sons were anointed priests, the Tabernacle and all of its vessels were anointed before being put into service, and Saul and David were anointed to be kings. The Hebrew word for messiah, moschiach, means "Anointed One." Jesus Christ was twice anointed with oil of spikenard, which was so expensive that Judas was indignant that it wasn't sold to raise money for the poor. God mandated that the anointing oil be fragrant when he instructed Moses to add spices and fragrant oils to the base of pure olive oil. Psalm 45 informs us that the garments of the Messiah are fragrant with myrrh, aloes, and cassia. In one Bible translation of Philippians 4:18, Paul described gifts given as "a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God." Incense was offered twice daily in the Tabernacle and later in the temple in Jerusawww.enjoywholehealth.com

Un-Stick Your Life!

Kathy Goodenbour

Susan sighed, "I'm here today because I want my business to be successful. I started a company a year ago, but it's still not profitable. I have a list of things that I need to do to move forward with, but I find I don't do anything on the list. I procrastinate and sabotage myself. I feel really stuck. I'd like to see what Holographic Repatterning can do to help me move forward." Holographic Repatterning is a process for finding and transforming unconscious patterns that manifest as any problem you are having. These unconscious patterns hold you back in life, and keep you from achieving your potential. Using muscle checking (similar to kinesiol-

committed to her business, she was also not committed to herself. All of this was manifesting in the physical, mental, and spirit levels. It was obvious that Susan was really beating herself up. I asked her, "How would you treat yourself if you truly came from your heart?" She knew the answer immediately, "I would love myself unconditionally." Again ogy), your body guides the session to find and using muscle checking, we found that she did resolve the issues that are foremost in your life not resonate at all with loving herself uncondiat the time. We then do modalities to shift your tionally. resonance. By the end of the session, clients will Then I asked, "What is the new posresonate with the things that they want, and won't sibility that you need or want today?" She resonate with the things that they don't want. answered, "I want to be 100% committed to This energy shift helps clients move forward in myself." their lives. Through muscle checking, we were Whenever Susan thought about her situa- led to a Seeing Repatterning. This particular tion, she noticed that her shoulders started to repatterning helps transform beliefs that creache. She also had a "heavy" feeling, and her ate limitation in your life and in the success of stomach felt sick. your endeavors. Using muscle checking, we were able I asked, "What don't you want to see in to determine that, not only was Susan not this situation?" This time it took her longer to answer. "I don't want to see myself being perfect, and I don't want to see myself being successful." The Holographic Repatterning system led us to the statement, "I cut off my outer seeing because I am afraid of losing my inner connection." Now we were getting to the heart of the matter. Susan's eyes began to brim with tears. "I'm beginning to understand it now," she said. "I used to work in the corporate world and I was very successful there, but I got so busy that I totally lost myself. I didn't even know who I was. I'm so afraid of losing my inner self again, that I would rather not be successful than to have that happen." Susan's Inner Child wanted validation that she would be respected and remembered. She wanted to know that her opinions and thoughts counted. We found the modalities with which SuUn-Stick, p. 19

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san and her Inner Child would resonate most and did them. Modalities are usually quite easy to do, and are amazing at shifting energy. After doing the modalities, we went back and muscle checked Susan's statements. Now she was able to resonate completely with loving herself unconditionally, and also being committed to herself and her business. She was also able to see herself as a successful business owner with a very happy Inner Child. Susan took a huge step forward in her life at that appointment. Holographic Repatterning helped her toward her goal of owning a successful business. I want to thank Susan for giving me permission to share her story. It is her hope that others may relate to her story and choose to get help in moving forward in their lives. Where are you stuck in your life? What life patterns do you have that hold you back? In most situations, we find that we are totally unaware of the blocks that hold us back. Holographic Repatterning is a wonderful way to find the blocks, release them, and to grasp the reigns of your new tomorrow. The future is waiting for you. Are you ready to embrace it? Use Holographic Repatterning to move through the stuck places in your life and on to a more fulfilling, coherent, and energizing life.

Kathy Goodenbour owns The Healing Pathway in Austin, Texas. She is a Level 1 Holographic Repatterning Practitioner, a feng shui consultant, and a life coach. She uses her intuitive gifts to help you get "unstuck," and move forward joyfully on your life path. You can contact Kathy at 512-347-8781, or email [email protected]

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Age Reversal and Probiotics

Beth Carpenter

Many years ago for my sixteenth birthday, my family and my boyfriend's family had a birthday party for me just east of El Paso. There are lots of sand dunes in the desert. Steve had a dune buggy, and we were laughing and having fun riding around and over the sand dunes. Afterwards when we were settling down to eat, Steve and I were being all flirty and kissy. Steve's father looked at us and then at my father as he said, "What I would give to have the energy and excitement of my youth and the wisdom of my years." I remember that as if it were yesterday, most especially now that I'm in my mid-forties. For over twenty years, I have explored, practiced, and educated myself in healthier approaches, while enjoying the exploration of alternative modalities. All the while, I helped thousands of people to understand healthier life-styles and alternative modalities. Fortunately, today it's easier than ever. Many years ago, I learned that the digestive and elimination capabilities of our bodies were of utmost importance in the overall health of the body. It must be top priority to keep the body diseasefree. This school of thought holds that ill health begins in the colon, through a process of "auto-intoxication." Waste products and toxins from the colon seep into the bloodstream and initiate the diseases of old age. With the entry of antibiotics, there began a greater destruction of the microflora (friendly bacteria) in the GI (gastro-intestinal) tract. Because of the destroyed microflora, a person's resistance to GI infections was reduced. When there is a lack of healthy microflora, mentally and emotionally we become scattered, frustrated, angry, bored, demanding, and untrusting in our relationships. As the body feels better, so, too, does the mind. As the mind becomes more at peace, so, too, does the body. Know that the aging process can and will reverse! How do we return to a healthier and more energetic self? By improving and encouraging healthy digestion, assimilation, and elimination. Using probiotics is a great way to ensure that the intestines have an abundant supply of friendly bacteria (microflora). Let's take a glance at how probiotics benefit us.

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looking skin Prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi Maintain healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels Rebuild and stabilize hormones; this helps reverse the skin-withering effects of aging Create lactic acid, which balances intestinal pH, which helps reduce feelings of being edgy, cranky, and out-of-sorts Guard against cancer cell formation Boost your energy and vitality Promote the manufacture of B vitamins, plus A and K and essential fatty acids (another source of higher energy levels)

Most probiotics are ineffective in providing friendly microflora because they are broken down and digested in the stomach before they can get into the intestines. There is a probiotic the FDA has tested that actually does what it says it does by getting into the intestines and is from a vegetable derivative. How exciting! With modern technology, we can have both--the energy of our youth with the wisdom of our years. FYI: Screening for probiotic attributes: Strain selection is important. The strain used should have the following attributes for it to implant and have a beneficial effect: [Conway, P.L., and Henriksson, A. (1994). Strategies for the isolation and characterization of functional probiotics. In Human health: The contribution of microorganisms. Springer-Verlag. And Fuller, R. (1991). Probiotics in human medicine. Gut 32:439-442.] 1. Adhere to the mucosal surface of the GI tract (to prevent being washed out by peristalsis) 2. Produce metabolites inhibitory or antagonistic to the indigenous microflora (to improve its chance of becoming established in the gut) 3. Survive the rigors of transit through the GI tract (such as exposure to stomach and bile acids) 4. Pose antagonism toward a particular, target pathogen

Beth Carpenter, N.D., is a naturopathic doctor, medical intuitive, Reiki Master, author, public speaker, psychic, and ghost buster who has studied many types of healing modalities over 20 years. Working with nutrition and energy medicine, Beth has helped thousands to achieve health, balance, peace, and understanding of their life and its many possible directions. Ms. Carpenter left the legal field in the mid-nineties to work full-time in natural, complementary, and energy medicine. She works by appointment only. Web site: www.healthyhelp4u.com. Office: 512-707-9886.

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General Meeting, Austin Herb Society, 9:30 A.M., Zilker Botanical Gardens. Andra Millian discusses "Healthy Cooking with Herbs." AHS Sponsor Andra Millian shares healthy herbal recipes. Some refreshments from Andra's recipes. Cindy, 512-264-2779. Credits available. At Dancing Moon Healing Center, San Antonio, 78233. 210-946-4646. Education Lecture Series. Austin. 512-458-9200. Friday, 6:30 P.M. Free Lecture. Kate Body-Mind-Spirit Fair. $25 Readings. Wodash. Introduction to Pilates Intuitive Counseling, Massage, Ener- Training and Demonstration. 512gy Work, Aura Photos, Crystals, Jew- 461-5051. elry, Unique Gifts! Free admission, free lectures. Unlimited Thought Life Nov. 12­14 RELEASE & RENEW® Weekend Enrichment Center, 5525 Blanco at Intensive. A sacred, healing journey Oblate. 210-525-0693. for the soul! Reservations: 512-249 5683. [email protected] Psychic Fair: 10:00 A.M.­6:00 P.M. Holiday Inn, 3401 IH-35, Austin, TX. com. 512-891-9565.

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Friday. Free. Dr. Tim Stranahan, D.C. Achieving Peak Athletic Performance. At Body Vida Dance Studios, 512-477-9900. Touch of Life Family Wellness Center Workshops and Free Community Education Lecture Series. Austin.

Affirmation Prayer Circle. Open to everyone--positive prayer and energy work. 7:00­9:00 P.M., 6323 Sovereign, Suite 186. Free. Briana Brooks/Lori Garrett, 210-308-0333. www.brianabrooks.net.

Nov. 20

REIKI LEVEL I ­ $125.00. REIKI SAN ANTONIO with Carolyn Maloney. Location: San Antonio College, Nursing Ed. Time: 8:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. Call: 210-289-9722, or e-mail [email protected] http://www.create.org/healingarts.

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Reflexology for Feet--$160.00. Sponsored by San Antonio College, Nursing Education. Continuing Education hours. Time: 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Call 210-289-9722. Easy registration at http://www.createorg/ healingarts/SACclasses.htm.

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Healing in Community: Indian Medicine Ways. Shamanic healing Saturday, 10:00 A.M.­5:00 P.M. brings deep, life-changing healing Workshop. George Green. Sound Alchemy--A One-day Sound Healing for physical, emotional, and spiri tual illnesses. Facilitated by Chuck and Meditation Intensive. Austin. FREE REIKI with Carolyn Maloney, Nov. 3 Skelton, traditionally trained healer, 512-627-4092. REIKI SAN ANTONIO. Time 2:00 to Wednesday, 6:30 P.M. Free. Dr. Tim minister, and community leader. 4:00 P.M. at Dancing Moon Healing Nov. 16 Stranahan, D.C. Pressure Point 10:00 A.M.­5:00 P.M., Unity Church of Center, 12315 Judson Rd. #108. San NLP Open Forum...an opportunity Therapy Training. Touch of Life Fam- Antonio 78233. 210-946-4646 the Hills. Register at 512-335-4449. to have your questions about ily Wellness Center Workshops and Neuro-Linguistic Programming anFree Community Education Lecture Nov. 9 Behind the Mask: "Behind the swered. Free Evening Presentation in Mask:" Using Neuro-Linguistic ProSeries. Austin. 512-458-9200. Open Reiki Circle. Everyone is San Antonio, 7:00­9:00 P.M. Call NLP gramming to discover your "essenwelcome--learn about Reiki, Nov. 4 San Antonio: 210-545-4462. E-mail: tial self." In San Antonio 1:00­4:00 practice Reiki, or simply enjoy a Practical Applications of Neurofree treatment. 7:00­9:00 P.M., 6323 [email protected] P.M., $30. Call NLP San Antonio for Linguistic Programming. Free http://home.satx.rr.com/bestreSovereign, Suite 186. Free. Briana details: 210-545-4462 E-mail: Evening Presentation in San Antonio, Brooks/Lori Garrett, 210-308-0333. sources. [email protected] 7:00­9:00 P.M. Call NLP San Antonio www.freyasgate.com. http://home.satx.rr.com/bestre for details, 210-545-4462. E-mail: Free Public Seminar, Conceptsources. [email protected] Therapy® Institute (an educational Essential Oils for Respiratory Suphttp://home.satx.rr.com/bestreNov. 21 port. 7:00­9:00 P.M., at Whole Foods institution teaching Laws of Life sources. since 1931), "Change Your Concepts REIKI LEVEL II ­ $125.00. REIKI Market (Alamo Quarry), 255 E. SAN ANTONIO with Carolyn Maloney. Basse Road. $19. For more informa- ~ Change Your World!" Thursday, Nov. 5 7:00 P.M.­9:00 P.M. "Your Home for Location: San Antonio College, tion, contact April, 210-509-6206, Friday, 6:30 P.M. Free. Intro to Sound [email protected] or visit http:// Holistic Health: Body, Mind, Soul & Nursing Ed. Time: 8:30 A.M. to 6:30 Alchemy. George Green, The Healing www.younglivingessentialoils.org. Spirit." Barbara, 210-698-2254. P.M. Call: 210-289-9722, or e-mail Power of Sound and Harmonics. [email protected] Nov. 10 Austin. 512-627-4092. Nov. 19 http://www.create.org/healingarts. Wednesday, 6:30 P.M. FREE. Dr. Tim Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 6 Stranahan, D.C. Cultivating Radiant 7:00­10:00 P.M. Diaz Gallery HERBS ­ $150.00. With The Herb Reiki Level II with Carolyn Maloney, Health, Vitality and Integral Living. presents extraordinary paintings by Ladies. Location: San Antonio Coland REIKI SAN ANTONIO. Time Touch of Life Family Wellness Center Christopher Fitzgerald and elegant lege, Nursing Ed. Time: 9:30 A.M. 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Continuing Ed Workshops and Free Community sculptures by Andrew Davis. Show to 4:00 P.M. Call: 210-289-9722, or November/December 2004 www.enjoywholehealth.com San Antonio Edition 21

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Reflexology for Feet--$160.00. Sponsored by San Antonio College, Nursing Education. Continuing Education hours. Time: 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Call 210-289-9722. Easy registration at http://www.createorg/ healingarts/SACclasses.htm.

Breathable Body by Continuum teacher and Buteyko instructor Robert Litman. (www.asthmafreearizona.com). 1:00­4:00 P.M. $225. Call Suzanne Wright Crain, San Antonio ConFREE REIKI with Carolyn Maloney tinuum Movement Group. 210-4965692. www.suzannewrightcrain.com. and Reiki San Antonio. Time 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Dancing Moon Healing The Butekyo Breathing Method with Center, 12315 Judson Rd. #108, San Antonio 78233. 210-946-4646. Robert Litman. $325. Family plans available. 10:00 A.M.­Noon, or 6:00 Dec. 7 P.M.­8:00 P.M. Call Suzanne Wright Crain, San Antonio Continuum Move- Annual Holiday Bazaar, Zilker Botanical Gardens. 9:30 A.M. First, ment Group. 210-496-5692. www. short holiday program by storyteller suzannewrightcrain.com. Kim Lehman. Members may reserve Dec. 1 a table; call Cindy, 512-264-2779; Wednesday. Free. Dr. Tim Stranahan, Diana, 512-402-9697. Austin Herb D.C. Managing and Reducing Your Society. Holiday Stress, 512-477-9900. Touch of Life Family Wellness Center Dec. 10 Friday. Free. Dr. Tim Stranahan, D.C. Workshops and Free Community Pressure Point Therapy Training. At Education Lecture Series. Austin. Body Vida Dance Studios. 512-477Dec. 4 9900. Touch of Life Family Wellness Advanced Reiki with Carolyn MaloCenter Workshops and Free Communey and Reiki San Antonio. Time: nity Education Lecture Series. 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Continuing Ed Dec. 14 Credits available at Dancing Moon Open Reiki Circle. Everyone is Healing Center San Antonio 78233, welcome--learn about Reiki, 210-946-4646. practice Reiki, or simply enjoy a Dec. 4­5 free treatment. 7:00­9:00 P.M., 6323 17-Day NLP Practitioner Certification Sovereign, Suite 186. Free. Briana Training begins in San Antonio. AtBrooks/Lori Garrett, 210-308-0333. tend this first weekend of the Train- www.brianabrooks.net. ing for $100. Call NLP San Antonio Dec. 16 for details: 210-545-4462. E-mail: The Healing Power Within. The [email protected] lic is invited to a free presentation on http://home.satx.rr.com/bestrehow the human aura effects health sources. and wellness. 7:00­9:00 P.M., 6323 Body-Mind-Spirit Fair. $25 Readings. Sovereign, Suite 186. Free. Briana Intuitive Counseling, Massage, Ener- Brooks/Lori Garrett, 210-308-0333. gy Work, Aura Photos, Crystals, JewDec. 18 elry, Unique Gifts! Free admission, free lectures. Unlimited Thought Life Reiki Treatments. Curious about what a Reiki treatment is or does? Enrichment Center, 5525 Blanco at Try one this Saturday. 15 minutes Oblate. 210-525-0693. for $20 from noon­5:00 P.M. 6323 22 www.enjoywholehealth.com

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Sovereign, Suite 186. Briana Brooks/ Lockhill-Selma, Suite 200. Sunday services 11:00 A.M. 210-342-7897. Lori Garrett, 210-308-0333. Prayer Line, 210-342-7897, Option Feb. 11-12, 2005 2. Bookstore, classes, workshops. Animal Speak Workshop by Best Selling Author and Dynamic Teacher Reverend Dr. Richard Imprescia/ TED ANDREWS. Sponsored by UnFirst Church of Religious Science limited Thought Life Enrichment bring uplifting/inspiring life lessons. Center. For more information, call, A positive, progressive approach to 210-525-0693. Christianity honoring/drawing from all spiritual paths/spiritual teachers. Mar. 19, 2005 11:00 A.M.; 9003 Waterford Center Diabetes Expo. 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. Blvd. Suite 110, Austin, 78758. 512Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 834-7810. E Market, San Antonio. Features speakers, cooking demonstrations, kids activities, entertainment, diabetes-focussed exhibitors. Free/open to the public! Donations accepted. 210-829-1765, ext. 6123.

FREE REIKI. The First Sunday of each month. Time 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Dancing Moon Healing Center, 12315 Judson Rd. #108, San Antonio, 78233. 210-946-4646.

ONGOING EVENTS

LIFE IS SHORT ­ BELLYDANCE NOW! "CoachU2wellness": Need some healing support? Wherever you are, $10. 210-410-3609. from the comfort of your home or office, attain ez wellness via distance FREE Gentle Yoga and Sahaja Yoga coaching by friendly experienced Meditation Classes at the Cancer and certified mentors. Go to www. Therapy and Research Center's Welle-wellnesscoach.com today. Free ness Center. Call 210-616-5570 for 30-minute intro E-session. times and directions. San Antonio ECKANKAR Center, 1603 W. Lullwood, 210-737-6863. English and Spanish Worship services, Sundays, 11:00 A.M., Literature, Study Materials, and classes. Learn how Past Lives, Dreams, and Soul Travel can help you find God. Free Book--1-800-LOVE-GOD. http:// www.eckankar.org.

SUNDAYS

MONDAYS

Hartwork--Cancer Support Group. Alternative cancer group meets third Monday of each month in Whole Foods Training room at 6:30 P.M. For more information, call Michelle Hart, 210-493-1160.

2nd Mondays: FREE Lunar Energy Classes: 6:00­8:00 P.M. at YiaYia & Papou's Restaurant, 8088 Pat Booker, Live Oak. RSVP: 210-6591293.

Center of Spiritual Enrichment. Empowering people to live the lives they came to live! Sunday Worship at 11:00 A.M. Metaphysical Bible Study Wednesday, 7:00 P.M. 6812 Bandera Road, Suite 109. 210-256-0930. www.webstye.com/newthought/spiritualenrichment.

4th Mondays: FREE Basic Aromatherapy Classes: 6:00­8:00 P.M. at YiaYia & Papou's Restaurant, 8088 Pat Booker, Live Oak. RSVP: 210659-1293.

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life! San Antonio Center for Spiritual Living (Religious Science Church). Dr. Cindy Flor, minister. 2101 November/December 2004

TUESDAYS

Simple, quiet, free, Karma/Laya Yoga group meditation. Help the Masters help humanity! Austin Transmission San Antonio Edition

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Meditation Group 7:30 P.M. Eternal Way Center, 1122 S. Lamar. http:// transmissionmeditation.org. Free Tai Chi Sessions are continuing in Boerne at the Omega Retreat Center, 216 West Highland, 830816-8470. Open for participants 55+ from 10:00­11:00 A.M., taught by Joslyn Crews. Call Mary Anderson for details.

WEDNESDAYS

2nd Wednesdays: FREE CommuniTea Party: 6:00­7:00 P.M. at YiaYia & Papou's Restaurant, 8088 Pat Booker, Live Oak. RSVP: 210-6591293.

FRIDAYS

3rd Wednesdays: FREE Olive Oil Tasting Party: 6:00­7:00 P.M. at YiaYia & Papou's Restaurant, 8088 Pat Booker, Live Oak. RSVP: 210659-1293.

Third Fridays. New Age Singles Group. 7:00­9:00 P.M. Free. Unlimited Thought Life Enhancement Center, 5525 Blanco at Oblate. 210-525-0693.

Navarro. 210-979-8456 or 210-7347527. Respect and Justice Through Unity.

Great Adventure Paranormal Discussion Group meeting, 2:00­4:00 P.M., free, at Unlimited Thought, 5525 Blanco at Oblate. GAPDG meets on the second Saturday of every month. 210 525-0693.

SATURDAYS

Center of Spiritual Enrichment. Empowering people to live the lives they came to live! Sunday Worship at 11:00 A.M. Metaphysical Bible Study Wednesday, 7:00 P.M. 6812 Bandera Road, Suite 109. 210-256-0930. www.webstye.com/newthought/spiritualenrichment.

THURSDAYS

Free Personal Enhancement Study Group. Get a handle on your body, mind, emotions to realize your full potential and abundance. Every Thursday, 7:00­9:00 P.M., 8647 Wurzbach, BLDG H. Call Vicki, 210698-1067, or BJ, 210-698-1102.

Sampling Safe Essential Oils for Cooking, 8:00­11:00 A.M., Saturdays at The Cementville Farmer's Market, 7310 Jones Maltsberger, adjacent to the Quarry. FREE. Contact April, 210-509-6206, [email protected] net or visit http://www.younglivingessentialoils.org.

SOLIDARITY. Peer support for people with mental illness. First and Third Saturdays at 10:30 A.M. Travis Park Church, 230 E. Travis at

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ACUPUNCTURE

ACUPUNCTURE WORKS! 210735-4200. PATTI WEISSLER, R.N., ACUPUNCTURIST. Complete herbal pharmacy for menopause, PMS, irritable bowel, fibromyalgia, allergies. www. gbronline.com/pweissler.

BIO ENERGY THERAPY-- REIKI

Classes in Reiki and other healing modalities for Continuing Education Credits at San Antonio College. Blending the Japanese form of Reiki with local cultural healing enhancing understanding and techniques. Treatments are also available with Teaching Reiki Master Carolyn Maloney, 210-289-9722; [email protected] org, http://www.create.org/healingarts.

HEALING TEA

CHRIStea's S-E-ACK--290-4936154. Indian herbal tea excellent for cancer, diabetes, and more. [email protected]

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MASSAGE/BODYWORK

MASSAGE BY BEN. Massage and bodywork for stress reduction, pain relief and a balanced body. Sessions tailored to your needs. Call 210-269-3314 or see www. massagebyben.vze.com.

HIV TESTING/SUPPORT

HIV Support group every Sunday, 4:00 p.m. Gay & Lesbian Community Center. Free "Easy" Yoga class in English and Spanish every Thursday, 7:00­8:00 P.M. 611 E. Myrtle, 210732-4300.

ANIMAL CARE

Animal CARE, San Antonio, TX, offering Communication, Acupressure/Massage (RMT), Reiki (Master-Sensei), Energy Healing. Telephone/in-person communication and healing consultations. Please contact Charmaine LaBold at 210-843-6331 or [email protected] for more information. www.animalcareheals.com

YOUNG LIVING AROMATHERAPY WHOLESALE

Therapeutic grade "Young Living" essential oils wholesale. Free HYPNOSIS WORKS! Ed Benjamin, health consultation and aromaLinda Ronconi, L.P.C., L.M.F.T. Women's issues, relationship issues, Certified Hypnotist. Smoking, Weight, therapy book with first order. Natural health educator, April trauma resolution, mood disorders, Past Lives, Meditation, Prosperity, and therapy based on the philosophy Golf, Stress Management, and more. Travis, provides free training, 210-824-3535. workshops, private sessions, of The Four Agreements. 210-863www.edbenjaminhypnosis.com. raindrop technique, emotional re0990. [email protected] lease. www.youngliving.com/april Low-cost animal spay/neuter, Professional Hypnosis Classes/ or http://healthyoils.younglivingJoan Wells, LPC. Specializing in S.N.A.P. 210-673-7722, or the Winter Classes: Feb. 4, 5, 6, and Feb. world.com. abusive relationships, rape and A.R.C., 210-351-7729. incest survivors, crime victims. 210- 18, 19, 20, 2005. ACADEMY FOR HYPNOTIC STUDIES. 203-2057. AVAILABLE SPACE www.hypnoticstudies.com. Alternative Health Professional-- FENG SHUI 210-692-9000 or 800-733-9784. Counseling, Bodywork, Dietitian. Feng Shui Works. Home and busiYour own private office in a large INTUITIVE/HYPNOSIS/ ness consultations. Space clearing The oldest broadprestigious clinic with shared REIKI and geomancy. Alison Schockner, spectrum holistic reception area, group meeting 210-732-7439. www.fengshuiworks. Briana Brooks, Angel Psychic, Certiroom. Your name on entrance magazine in Texas fied Hypnotist, Reiki Treatments/ way. Located 1 block NW of Hueb- com. Classes. 210-684-7355, www. ner at 7059 Bandera. $250 per brianabrooks.net. Feng Shui by Joyce 210-599-7296. mo., all bills paid. Call C.R. White, CIRCULATION Consultations for homes, businesses, D.C., 210-684-3200. SAN ANTONIO LEARNING CENTERS and individual concerns. 16,000 copies at 110+ Unlimited Thought Life Enrichment Holistic classroom/activity room Center: Music, Gifts, Intuitive Counlocations in 12 cities GREEN BUILDING for rent--by the hour or day. seling, Workshops. Body-Mind-Spirit AUSTIN Great for yoga, tai chi, or medita- PRODUCTS Fairs first weekend every month Environmental Depot. Providing 16,000 copies at 110+ tion. Located in San Antonio's (second weekend in July). 5525 locations in 14 cities Wellness Center, 3309 San Pedro building and home improvement Blanco at Oblate. 210-525-0693. materials that are green, environAvenue. Call for an appointment www.unlimited-thought.com. BONUS mentally friendly, ecologically safe, to view. 210-738-9200. All magazine issues are and non-toxic. 9914c Hwy. 290, LEGAL SERVICES placed on our Web site West Austin, Texas. Three miles west Affordable legal protection. Legal as pdf files for downof the Y in Oak Hill in Austin, 512defense plan for less than a cup of P.O. Box 700988 loading by readers all 288-6161; toll free 1-877-258-6161. coffee a day. Top-rated attorneys. San Antonio, TX 78270-0988 over the world. Company has 30-year history and 210-490-3662 is on NYSE. Call 210-854-6593 Toll-Free: 1-866-490-3662 for information. Covers across [email protected]

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