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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.


<ul><li><p>January 2014 | Boston | </p><p>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</p><p>feel good live simply laugh moreFREE</p><p>Build Your </p><p>Health DREAM TEAM</p><p>SPECIAL2014 </p><p>Health &amp; Wellness Issue</p><p>18 LOCAL WELLNESS PROFILESPLUS Natural </p><p>Health Glossary</p><p>Natural Pet First-Aid </p><p>Kit</p></li><li><p>3natural awakenings January 2014</p></li><li><p>4 Boston |</p><p> 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.</p><p>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. </p><p>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. </p><p>SUBSCRIPTIONSSubscriptions are available by sending $25 </p><p>(for 12 issues) to the above address.</p><p>Natural Awakenings is printed on recycled newsprint with soy-based ink.</p><p>P.O. Box 1149Brookline, MA 02446Phone: 617-906-0232</p><p>Fax:</p><p></p><p>letterfrompublisher</p><p>contact us</p><p>We are excited to kick off 2014 with this special Health &amp; 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 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, </p><p>Maisie Raftery, Publisher</p><p>Publisher/EditorMaisie Raftery</p><p>Managing EditorNancy Somera</p><p>Editor - Kim Childs</p><p>Proofreader - Randy Kambic</p><p>Natural Pet Pages CoordinatorCheryl Sullivan - 781-799-6610</p><p></p><p>Marketing RepresentativeShelley Cavoli - 508-641-5702</p><p></p><p>WritersKim Childs Leigh Doherty </p><p>Kristine Jelstrup Dr. Gary KracoffMatthew Robinson </p><p>Sue Saari Alison Shaw </p><p>Design &amp; ProductionStephen Blancett</p><p>Zina CochranHelene Leininger</p><p>Happy New Year!</p><p>Like Us to see what's happening around you at:Natural Awakenings Boston, Ma</p><p>Follow Us for Cutting-Edge Information from all over the world in real time at:</p><p>NAGreaterBoston</p><p>Visit Us for news and information that can only be found on our website:</p></li><li><p>5natural awakenings January 2014</p><p> 18 AVOID WINTER COLDS AND FLU THROUGH PREVENTION by Dr. Gary Kracoff</p><p> 20 BUILD YOUR OWN WELLNESS DREAM TEAM Take Your Health to the Next Level by Kathleen Barnes</p><p> 23 MUSCLE TESTING GETS TO THE ROOT OF HEALTH ISSUES by Kristine Jelstrup</p><p> 24 TRANSFORMING THE STRESS RESPONSE by Alison Shaw</p><p> 26 WHOLE BODY THERMOGRAPHY FOR MONITORING AND ADDRESSING HEALTH by Matthew Robinson and Sue Saari</p><p> 28 BEGINNING AGAIN Fortifying Resolutions with Compassion and Courage by Leigh Doherty</p><p> 29 CARING, STEERING, CHEERING A Health Coach Helps Us Change for Good by Lauressa Nelson</p><p> 31 PET FIRST-AID KITS All-Natural Home Health Care by Sandra Murphy</p><p> 34 HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROFILES With the Natural Health Glossary</p><p>HOW TO ADVERTISE To advertise with Natural Awakenings or request a media kit, please contact us at 617-906-0232 or email Deadline for ads: the 10th of the month.</p><p>EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS Email articles, news items and ideas to: Editor@ Deadline for editorial: the 5th of the month.</p><p>CALENDAR SUBMISSIONSVisit for guidelines and to submit entries. Deadline for calendar: the 10th of the month.</p><p>REGIONAL MARKETSAdvertise your products or services in multiple markets! Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. is a growing franchised family of locally owned magazines serving communities since 1994. To place your ad in other markets call 239-449-8309. For franchising opportunities call 239-530-1377 or visit</p><p>advertising &amp; submissions</p><p>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.</p><p>contents</p><p></p><p> 6 newsbriefs 12 productspotlight 14 healthbriefs 29 healingways</p><p> 30 petbriefs 31 naturalpet 34 wellnessprofiles 47 calendarof events</p><p> 52 community resourceguide</p><p>23</p><p>34</p><p>2014</p><p>6</p><p>14</p><p>30</p><p>29</p><p>26</p><p>20</p></li><li><p>6 Boston |</p><p>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 </p><p>Location: Groton Wellness, Mill Run Plaza, 493-495 Main St., Groton. For more information, call 978-449-9919 or visit See ad, page 7, Resource Guide on page 53, Wellness Profile, page 35.</p><p>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 </p><p>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. </p><p>Location: Online at or The Boston School of Herbal Studies, 12 Pelham Ter., Arlington. For more information, call 781-646-6319 or visit See ad, page 21, Resource Guide on page 54, Wellness Profile, page 39.</p><p>A Course to Transform Attitudes and Beliefs About Money </p><p>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. </p><p>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 See ad, page 19, and Wellness Profile. page 40.</p><p>Mindy Kopolow</p></li><li><p>7natural awakenings January 2014</p><p>newsbriefs</p><p>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, features 25-minute sessions with practitioners of qigong, massage, acupuncture, sound healing and Reiki. This fundraiser for the TS takes place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, January 18, with a snow date of January 19. Its a new year and a great time for people to fully engage in their own self-care on all levels, says TS vice president Janet Kessenich. The Day of Healing and Insight serves the larg-er community by giving participants a wonderful opportunity to receive help and healing from top Boston-area practitioners while benefitting the TS operations fund. Open to all, the TS Center for Spiritual Studies offers weekly study groups, workshops and lectures on such topics as healing, philosophy, meditation and spirituality. </p><p>Cost: $25 per practitioner session (early registration recommended). Location: TS Center for Spiritual Studies, 21 Maple St., Arlington. For more information and registration, call Elsa Elliott at 617-501-2953, email or visit See ad, page 26 .</p></li><li><p>8 Boston |</p><p>newsbriefs</p><p>Weekly Classes and Private Sessions on Energy ManagementBarbara Strassman, owner of Sole Woman, presents classes on personal energy management every Thursday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m., in Sharon. The classes help participants to live in tune with natural laws while managing their energy and dealing with the energies of those around them. It has been proven by the HeartMath Institute that we affect each other within five feet. Were electrical beings, transmitting and receiving energy all the time and it can be overwhelming to those who are sensitive, says Strassman. We can learn how to navigate energies, maintain our center and have a positive effect on those around us. Strassman also offers individual sessions by appointment. Learning to live consciously while managing and protecting our energies benefits everyone and helps to keep us healthy in body, mind and spirit, she says. For more information, call 781-784-1955 or visit See ad, page 14, and Resource Guide, page 53.</p><p>Fall Fitness Challenge a Success for Koko FitClub, the First Digital GymKoko FitClub has completed its 90 Days of Koko Challenge, a national campaign advo-cating fitness and preventive health care with free health assessments and community sup-port. The campaign ran from September through November and featured activities designed to educate, encourage and support Koko members and their communities in their efforts to live a fitness life. Were on a mission to help people improve their health, says Lana Lem-eshov, owner of Koko FitClubs in West Roxbury and Brookline. In just three months, Koko has shown that it can transform peoples lives with thousands of miles walked, billions of pounds lifted and millions of calories burned across the nation, just in time for the holidays. KokoFitClubisthenationsfirstdigitalgym,combiningexercisescience,leading-edge technology and computerized data to prescribe effective fitness and nutrition programs for its members. All activity is 100 percent guided, tracked and optimized for the best results.</p><p>Location: Koko FitClub, 39 Harvard St. in Brookline Village and 77 Spring St. (Shaws Plaza), West Roxbury. For more information, call 617-566-5656 (Brookline) or 617-325-4800 (West Roxbury) or visit See ad, page 10, and Resource Guide, page 54.</p></li><li><p>9natural awakenings January 2014</p><p>BELLA NATURAL HEALTHDr. Dawna Jones, MD99 Longwater Circle</p><p>Suite 100, Norwell </p><p></p><p>See ad on page 27</p><p>GROTON WELLNESSDr. Sarika Arora, MD493-495 Main Street</p><p>Groton978.449.9919</p><p>GrotonWellness.comSee ad on page 7</p><p>Resource Guide on page 53</p><p>DR. CONNIE A. JACKSON, MD55 Pond Ave , Brookline</p><p>617-232-0202132 Great Road, Stow</p><p></p><p>See ad on page 13Resource Guide on page 52</p><p>VISIONS HEALTHCAREDr. Patricia Jay, MD</p><p>100 Second Ave, Needham910 Washington St, Dedham</p><p>781-431-1333VisionsHealthCare.comSee ad on back page </p><p>Resource Guide on page 52</p><p>Custom formulated for you by: </p><p>JOHNSON COMPOUNDING AND WELLNESS STEPHEN BERNARDI, MS, R. PH</p><p>577 MAIN STREET WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS 02452781-893-3870</p><p>See ad on page 25 Resource Guide on page 53</p></li><li><p>10 Boston |</p><p>newsbriefsFree Facial and Massage Workshop for Women in WatertownRezakkah Norins, LMT, owner of Nuance Bodywork, presents Sisters are Doing it for Themselves, a free facial and massage workshop for women, at 6:30 p.m., January 20, at the Watertown Center for Healing Arts. The workshop teaches women a wonderful way to express friendship and nurturing, says Norins. We all need to cultivate better ways of taking care of each other in a loving, supportive way, while appreciating the beauty of each woman. The treatment begins with compresses that relax muscles and release tensions that cause lines and wrinkles. The face will then be cleansed and exfoliated, and a massage will smooth away tension in the forehead, sinuses, jaw and neck. Acupressure and lymphatic drainage techniques will also be used, and organic masks will be applied to treat each womans skin while she receives gentle foot massage. Norins designed this treatment for the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, where it became quite popular. The workshop is limited to eight participants, so early registration is required.</p><p>Location: Watertown Center for Healing Arts, 22 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown. To register and learn more, call 617-254-4088 or visit See Resource Guide, page 52.</p><p>New Light Therapy System...</p></li></ul>