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Local Farmers & Other
Hard-Working Heroes

Guarding Our Right to Healthy Food and Water

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July 2014

July 2014

This special community issue of Natural Awakenings focus' on local farmers & other hard-working heroes guarding our right to healthy food and water.

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Suncoast Fourth of July Celebrations Span Palmetto to Englewood

Suncoast Fourth of July Celebrations Span Palmetto to Englewood

Wherever you live in Southwest Florida, there’s plenty of July 4th action with fireworks over the water and parades and special events more inland. Most events are held on the special day, so here’s what to check out. Bring your beach chairs (no coolers) and maybe an umbrella, and relax to the spectacle of celebration that our area embraces.

Give Freedom a Hand

Give Freedom a Hand

Let Peace and Prosperity Ring Around the World

2048 is a plan to prevent wars, eliminate poverty and create the conditions for global sustainability by the time we celebrate the centennial of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, unanimously adopted in 1948 by all UN member countries.

Sarasota School of Massage Therapy – Training Bodyworkers for 35 Years

Sarasota School of Massage Therapy – Training Bodyworkers for 35 Years

One of the first massage therapy schools in Florida, Sarasota School of Massage Therapy (SSMT) opened in 1979. Six years ago the school moved from downtown Sarasota into a beautiful facility in the Palm Aire Plaza on University Parkway. Joe Lubow, a Licensed Massage Therapist for 27 years, has served as its Director for the past 14 years, and as an instructor at the school for 24 years.

Lustrous Pooch

Lustrous Pooch

10 Foods to Make a Dog’s Coat Glow

To keep our dog’s skin and coat healthy, supplements may first come to mind, especially oils and powders. However, whole foods deserve a closer look for naturally elegant results.

Essential Oils for Summer

Essential Oils for Summer

Healing Fragrances for Bites, Allergies and Sunburn

A breath of sweet lavender oil can quickly reduce stress. A whiff of lemon oil can energize us. “Essential oils are not magic or folklore. There is solid science behind them,” says Elizabeth Jones, founder of the College of Botanical Healing Arts, in Santa Cruz, California.

Stewards of Earth's Bounty

Stewards of Earth's Bounty

Organic Farmers Sow Seeds of Change

From epidemic childhood obesity and rising rates of autism and food allergies to the growing risks of pesticides and climate change, we have many reasons to be concerned about the American food system. Fortunately, many heroes among us—family farmers, community gardeners, visionaries and activists—are striving to create a safer and healthier environment now that will benefit future generations.

Organic is Key at European Hair Designer

Organic is Key at European Hair Designer

Jutta Mestas owns and operates a one-woman hair design studio in Port Charlotte that features organic colors and perms. Ask her about the organic blueberry highlights, certain to be a standout in any social setting.

Camping Turns Kids into Nature Lovers

Camping Turns Kids into Nature Lovers

Forsaking ‘Angry Birds’ for Bird Songs

“Whether urban or rural, children in our state average 4.5 minutes outdoors and four hours in front of a screen every day,” says Barbara Erickson, president of The Trustees of Reservations conservation nonprofit, in Sharon, Massachusetts.

James Gormley Takes On the FDA

James Gormley Takes On the FDA

Why the Natural Health Movement Must Protect Itself

The FDA has been beholden to drug companies for decades. Making the situation worse, a 2012 law loosened conflict of interest restrictions for FDA advisory panels.

Good Clean Fun Water Sports

Good Clean Fun Water Sports

Saying No to a Wave of Trash

“The ocean is my bliss. My job lets me do what I love and call it work,” says Andrea Neal, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Sciences, a scientific collaboration seeking healthy water solutions, in Ojai, California.

Summer = Smoothies at Café Evergreen

Summer = Smoothies at Café Evergreen

Need a summer cooler? Look no further than Café Evergreen in Nokomis for the best of healthy, fresh, organic coolers and smoothies.

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Shaman/Clairvoyant Elka Boren Returns To Sarasota In Late July

Shaman/Clairvoyant Elka Boren Returns To Sarasota In Late July

We are pleased to announce that Reverend Elka Boren, the Panama clairvoyant & shaman is returning to Sarasota on Monday July 28 offering a 2-hour Healing Circle and Private Shaman Healing sessions, at The Unity Church, 3023 Proctor Rd.

doTERRA Essential Oils Integrated into Acupuncture and Wellness Practice

doTERRA Essential Oils Integrated into Acupuncture and Wellness Practice

Dr. Brenda Yanofsky, an Acupuncture Physician and Wellness Consultant at Harmony Health and Healing, has been using essential oils for over 30 years.

The Amrit Yoga Institute Gains International Accreditation

The Amrit Yoga Institute Gains International Accreditation

In the 1960s a handful of men came to the United States from India, introducing yoga to the West and thus began the yoga craze that has grown to include 27 million people in the United States alone.

Local Dance Fitness Teacher Creates Her Own Brand of Movement

Local Dance Fitness Teacher Creates Her Own Brand of Movement

Kelly Atkins, formerly the pioneer of bringing Nia ( a similar yet distinctly different kind of movement class) to Sarasota, has created her own brand of healing movement called "Kai."

Learn 26 Keys to Self-Help and Transformation

Learn 26 Keys to Self-Help and Transformation

Be empowered with ancient wisdom of built-in tools for your well-being on July 26 from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Rosemary Court Yoga.

Embracing Our Differences Recognized for Volunteerism and Civic Engagement

Embracing Our Differences Recognized for Volunteerism and Civic Engagement

Embracing Our Differences has been honored with The President’s Volunteer Service Award, one of the highest federal recognitions an organization can receive, for its ongoing commitment to volunteerism and civic engagement.

Send Snooty a Birthday Card!

Send Snooty a Birthday Card!

Snooty, born on July 21, 1948, was brought to Bradenton as part of the 1949 Desoto Celebration. He is the first recorded manatee born in captivity.

Omega3 Innovations Finalist for Healthcare/Wellness Award

Omega3 Innovations Finalist for Healthcare/Wellness Award

For the fourth year in a row, Omega3 Innovations is a finalist in the Healthcare/Wellness Organization category.

Charlotte Harbor Hosts Sailing for Kids

Charlotte Harbor Hosts Sailing for Kids

Grandkids coming this summer? Interest them in sailing at Charlotte Harbor.

Foster Homes Needed

Foster Homes Needed

Cat Depot is in great need of foster homes, with over 60 kittens currently with foster families, and more kittens and momma cats arriving daily.

 University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Students Support Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Students Support Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue

Students in the strategic management and entrepreneurship class of College of Business assistant professor Jean Kabongo recently performed a consultation project for Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue (NHAR) in Lakewood Ranch.

The Return of Frank Rampolla at The Ringling Gallery

The Return of Frank Rampolla at The Ringling Gallery

This exhibition features selected work from Frank Rampolla (1931-1971), a renowned teacher at Ringling College in the ‘60s that explores the beauty and tragedy of the human condition.

  Lipscomb Nominated for Research and Publication Award

Lipscomb Nominated for Research and Publication Award

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Assistant Professor of English, Valerie Lipscomb, was nominated for the Vera Mowry Roberts Research and Publication award.

Relax, Unwind, Rejuvenate with Hands-On Self-Healing Meditations Suncoast Jin Shin Jyutsu’s Summertime “Siesta Wednesdays”

Relax, Unwind, Rejuvenate with Hands-On Self-Healing Meditations Suncoast Jin Shin Jyutsu’s Summertime “Siesta Wednesdays”

Taking “siestas” to another level! Spend the afternoon out of the heat, connecting with the rejuvenating, harmonious flow of life energy in your body.

 

 

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