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Natural Awakenings Magazine is Boston's healthy living magazine. We're your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. Our mission is to provide insights and information to improve the quality of life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In each issue of Natural Awakenings magazine readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle. You can find Natural Awakenings Magazine in locations including local health food stores, fitness centers, book stores, health care facilities, public libraries and wherever free publications are generally available.

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  • January 2014 | Boston | NaturalAwakeningsBoston.com

    H E A L T H Y L I V I N G H E A L T H Y P L A N E T

    feel good live simply laugh moreFREE

    Build Your

    Health DREAM TEAM

    SPECIAL2014

    Health & Wellness Issue

    18 LOCAL WELLNESS PROFILESPLUS Natural

    Health Glossary

    Natural Pet First-Aid

    Kit

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    2014 by Natural Awakenings. All rights reserved. Although some parts of this publication may be reproduced and reprinted, we require that prior permission be obtained in writing.

    Natural Awakenings is a free publication distributed locally and is supported by our advertisers. It is available in selected stores, health and education centers, healing centers, public libraries and wher-ever free publications are generally seen. Please call to find a location near you or if you would like copies placed at your business.

    We do not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the articles and advertisements, nor are we re-sponsible for the products and services advertised. We welcome your ideas, articles and feedback.

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    (for 12 issues) to the above address.

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    We are excited to kick off 2014 with this special Health & Wellness issue, our biggest one yet! It is jam packed with articles tapping national and local experts selected with the aim of providing helpful resources for you to make good use of all year long. Kathleen Barnes feature article, Build Your Own Wellness Dream Team, provides a compass to assist at a time when most people find navigating todays complex and confusing conventional health care options a daunting task. We challenge you to build your own custom team of caring and multifaceted professionals selected to actively support you in achieving and sustaining all aspects of your well-being. Wed like to think youll find good reasons to draw members of your team from those you meet monthly in these pages. This month affords profiles of 18 local experts ranging from professional coaches to chiropractors, naturopathic doctors and holistic dentists. These are complemented by a targeted Natural Health Glossary to clarify local practitioner offerings and modalities. For a more comprehensive glossary, visit NABoston.com/MIDS/Health/Natural-Health-Glossary. Staying on track with our good intentions is a challenge for most of us. For me, working with a life/professional coach has proved to be my most demanding yet personally fulfilling work ever. I highly recommend it. As local Achievement Coach Leigh Doherty reminds us in Beginning Again: Fortifying Resolutions with Compassion and Courage, even when we slide off track, a willingness to correct our course on the spot and continue allows fresh beginnings to occur at any moment. It places the concept of new beginnings into everyday life, well beyond the context of a once-a-year calendar event. Several other local experts weigh in on additional helpful topics this January, as well, including transforming stress, whole body thermography, muscle response testing and preventing winter colds and flu. As always, we hope you find some-thing or someone that resonates and helps so that you increasingly feel good, live simply and laugh more every day. To a happy and healthy new year for all,

    Maisie Raftery, Publisher

    Publisher/EditorMaisie Raftery

    Managing EditorNancy Somera

    Editor - Kim Childs

    Proofreader - Randy Kambic

    Natural Pet Pages CoordinatorCheryl Sullivan - 781-799-6610

    CherylA@NaturalAwakeningsBoston.com

    Marketing RepresentativeShelley Cavoli - 508-641-5702

    Shelley@NaturalAwakeningsBoston.com

    WritersKim Childs Leigh Doherty

    Kristine Jelstrup Dr. Gary KracoffMatthew Robinson

    Sue Saari Alison Shaw

    Design & ProductionStephen Blancett

    Zina CochranHelene Leininger

    Happy New Year!

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    18 AVOID WINTER COLDS AND FLU THROUGH PREVENTION by Dr. Gary Kracoff

    20 BUILD YOUR OWN WELLNESS DREAM TEAM Take Your Health to the Next Level by Kathleen Barnes

    23 MUSCLE TESTING GETS TO THE ROOT OF HEALTH ISSUES by Kristine Jelstrup

    24 TRANSFORMING THE STRESS RESPONSE by Alison Shaw

    26 WHOLE BODY THERMOGRAPHY FOR MONITORING AND ADDRESSING HEALTH by Matthew Robinson and Sue Saari

    28 BEGINNING AGAIN Fortifying Resolutions with Compassion and Courage by Leigh Doherty

    29 CARING, STEERING, CHEERING A Health Coach Helps Us Change for Good by Lauressa Nelson

    31 PET FIRST-AID KITS All-Natural Home Health Care by Sandra Murphy

    34 HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROFILES With the Natural Health Glossary

    HOW TO ADVERTISE To advertise with Natural Awakenings or request a media kit, please contact us at 617-906-0232 or email Publisher@NaturalAwakeningsBoston.com. Deadline for ads: the 10th of the month.

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    Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.

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    30 petbriefs 31 naturalpet 34 wellnessprofiles 47 calendarof events

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    newsbriefsWinter Cleanse and Educational Programs at Groton WellnessGroton Wellness has released its 2014 winter seminar, event and class schedule. The center offers a mixture of educational classes and events featuring herbs, biochemical hormone balance, cleanses, dental secrets, cooking tips, spa detoxification and health and well-ness support. We have a 10-day Super Cleanse to help people recover from their holiday celebrations, followed by monthly 2-day cleanses, says Director of Marketing and Events Christine Habermann. A complete list-ing of educational and special offerings at Groton Wellness can be found at GrotonWellness.com.

    Location: Groton Wellness, Mill Run Plaza, 493-495 Main St., Groton. For more information, call 978-449-9919 or visit GrotonWellness.com. See ad, page 7, Resource Guide on page 53, Wellness Profile, page 35.

    Online Classes to Study Herbs and Holistic HealthThe Boston School of Herbal Studies, in Arlington, is of-fering webinars and video downloads for a variety of herbal classes this winter. The online learning opportunities are aimed at those that live at a distance from the school and those that have serious time constraints, other commitments

    or physical disabilities that may limit their participation in the classroom. The winter webinars include Healing Depression, Lyme Disease: Hope for a Silent Epidemic, and Addressing Insulin Resistance with Paul Bergner, a nationally prominent herbalist. There are also classes on the ancient art of soap making, sea-sonal affective disorder, fertility awareness and natural baby and toddler care. All classes can also be attended in person.

    Location: Online at BostonHerbalStudies.com or The Boston School of Herbal Studies, 12 Pelham Ter., Arlington. For more information, call 781-646-6319 or visit BostonHerbalStudies.com. See ad, page 21, Resource Guide on page 54, Wellness Profile, page 39.

    A Course to Transform Attitudes and Beliefs About Money

    Dr. Mindy Kopolow of ThinkShift Technologies presents a three-day Money Energy World class on January 25 and 29 and February 5, in Woburn. The class is designed to assist people in releasing negative beliefs, thoughts and feelings about money and embracing a new experience of money that is positive, fun and easy. Participants who take the course are eligible to participate in ongoing Money Energy discussion groups afterwards.

    Location: Dr. Mindy Kopolows office, 400 West Cummings Park, Ste. 3400, Woburn. For more information about Money Energy World, call 617-972-5055 or visit MoneyEnergyWorld.com. See ad, page 19, and Wellness Profile. page 40.

    Mindy Kopolow

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    Annual Fundraiser Features an Abundance of HealersThe eighth annual Day of Healing and Insight at the Theosophical Society (TS) Center for Spiritual Stud-ies, in Arlington,