Natural Awakenings of the Coastal Carolinas - August 2020


Feature: Biological Dentistry; Plus: Environmental Education





Goes to Root Cause of Problems


Creative Uses for Overlooked Parts of Plants


Meditative Steps for


August 2020 | SE North Carolina & Serving Greater Myrtle Beach |



More and more patients want alternative methods of

treatment that are healthy, holistic, and non-invasive.

Earning your degree in one of these programs totally

online could put you in position to help them.

• Masters in Functional Nutrition

• Masters in Strength and Human Performance

• Bachelors in Integrative Health

• Bachelors in General Studies

• Bachelors in Psychology

• Associates in Health Science

For more information go to For questions

or to apply, give us a call at 800-637-8337 or email us

at today!

Are you using antibiotics, steroids or

anti-fungals to treat a respiratory infection?

Still sick and feeling worse?

We use a natural, laboratory and clinically proven

antimicrobial that kills bacteria, fungus and virus

without harming the patient.




with coupon code RESP20

We get calls & orders from people who have

tried all sorts of prescription medications that

do NOT get rid of their respiratory infections.

Time after time the infections clear up

in a few days with Respiratory Relief.

We shake our heads and wonder,

“Why don’t they try this first?”

Now you can.

For use in a


Order online at or call 800-991-7088

2 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach


Convenient, Convenient, confidential confidential AT AT HOME and and TESTING, accurate FOR FOR health health A A HEALTHIER testing testing for for women women YOU. and and men men

with online results in a matter of days.

Convenient, confidential and and accurate health health testing testing for for women women and and men men with with online online results results in a in a

with online results a matter of days.

matter matter of days. of days. We We will will be be launching a test a test for for Coronavirus to help to help frontline healthcare workers combat








test COVID-19, for



you. with with hopes hopes to launch to launch an an at-home test test for for the the public public soon. soon.

We have Order Order a wide the the range right right of test tests for to for you. cover you. your health

We have a wide range of tests to cover your health

needs. Order with next day delivery and avoid sitting in

needs. We have We Order have a wide with a wide next range range day of tests delivery of tests to cover to and cover avoid your your health sitting health in

a doctor's office or clinic

a doctor's needs. needs. Order office Order with or clinic with next next day day delivery delivery and and avoid avoid sitting sitting in in

a doctor's a doctor's office office or clinic or clinic

Collect Collect your your sample.

Collect Collect your your sample. sample.




















morning. Activate Activate Return

Return your your test your test and sample

sample and collect collect on

on your the

the your same sample same sample day,

day, in the using





prepaid morning. prepaid

morning. shipping Return shipping

Return your label


your sample provided.


sample on the on the same same day, day, using using

the prepaid the prepaid shipping shipping label label provided. provided.



Once Once your your sample sample arrives in in the the laboratory,

confidential Once Once your results your sample sample will will

arrives be arrives

be available in the in the laboratory, from laboratory,

your secure

online confidential results will be available from your secure

online account

confidential within

results 2 to


to 5 days.

be available from your secure

online online account account within within 2 to 25 to days. 5 days.

Visit Visit Visit on on on your your your computer or or smartphone today.


20% 20% OFF OFF EVERYTHING Use code NATURAL20 at at cart.

cart. at cart.

August 2020

This ad contains affiliate codes to products. Natural Awakenings may receive a commision for purchases made through these codes.

This ad contains affiliate codes to products. Natural Awakenings may receive a commision for purchases made through these codes.


4915 Arendell St, STE I,

Morehead City NC

Healing the Body.

Transforming the Mind.

Nurturing the Spirit.

massage & energy healing sessions


15 off

your first session

with this ad.

training & workshops

in the healing arts

(910) 340-4575 Jena Skai Rowland, NC LMBT #6986



Biological Dentists Get

to the Root Causes



A Novel Cure for Teeth Grinding





Air Gets Cleaner Around the Globe




Ways to Maximize Your

Garden’s Bounty



Meditative Steps for




Hot Baths Rejuvenate Body

and Mind

Expanding Consciousness &

Inspiring Personal Transformation

717 Orchard Ave Wilmington, NC

Online Only

Sunday Experience 11am

Wednesday Meditation 7pm


7 news briefs

10 health briefs

11 therapy


12 global briefs

13 eco tip

18 green living

20 conscious


21 business


22 fit body

24 healing ways

26 calendar

28 classifieds

29 resource guide

4 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach

Natural Awakenings is a family of about 70 healthy

living magazines celebrating 26 years of providing the

communities we serve with the tools and resources we

all need to lead healthier lives on a healthy planet.


A Life Changing


22 24

Can Be Yours!

State-of-the-Art Dental Technology

combined with a




Additional services include:

advertising & submissions

how to advertise

To advertise with Natural Awakenings or request a media kit,

please email or

call us at 910-833-5366. Deadline for ads: the 10th of the month.

Editorial submissions

Visit for guidelines and to submit

entries online. Email

with questions. Deadline for editorial: 10th of the month.

calendar submissions

Visit for guidelines and to submit

entries online. Email

with questions. Deadline for calendar/events: 12th of the month.

regional markets

Advertise 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 239-434-9392. For franchising opportunities

call 239-530-1377 or visit

• Airway Screening

• Biocompatible Testing &

Dental Implants

• Biological Tooth Extractions

• Bonding & Fillings

• Cavitation Treatment

• Cavity Prevention

• Complete & Partial Dentures

• Crowns & Bridges

6200 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC

Dr. Jessica Shireman, DMD AIOMT

Book Your Appointment:


• Digital Radiology

• Fluoride-free Dentistry

• Holistic Dental Cleanings

• Mouthguards & Nightguards

• Natural Teeth Whitening

• Oral pH Testing

• Ozone Therapy

• Pediatric Dentistry

• Veneers & Cosmetic Dentistry

Now accepting new patients!

August 2020



letter from publisher

Southeast NC

& serving GREATER Myrtle Beach

Publisher Lori Beveridge

Managing Editor David Beveridge

Proofreader Randy Kambic

Design & Production Kim Cerne

Stephen Blancett

Josh Pope

Distribution Jena Skai

Sales Lori Beveridge

Referral Ambassador Diane Jones

contact us

P.O. Box 4753, Wilmington, NC 28406

Ph: 910-833-5366


Subscriptions are available by sending $35

(for 12 issues) to the above address.

national team

CEO/Founder Sharon Bruckman

COO/Franchise Sales Joe Dunne

Managing Editor Linda Sechrist

National Art Director Stephen Blancett

Art Director Josh Pope

Financial Manager Yolanda Shebert

Asst. Director of Ops Heather Gibbs

Digital Content Director Rachael Oppy

National Advertising Lisa Doyle-Mitchell

Natural Awakenings Publishing Corporation

4933 Tamiami Trail N., Ste. 203

Naples, FL 34103

Ph: 239-434-9392 • Fax: 239-434-9513

The sun is shining, we are all healthy, giving many

reasons to smile. When I think of smiles, I can’t

help but ponder a healthy mouth and how the

dentist plays such an important role with it. Dating back

many years, too many to count when my son was just a

little guy, we began our quest to find a biological dentist.

After much research we found our biological dentist in

Princeton, N.J. It was a life-changing experience for me

and the best decision I ever made for my son and soon

after for my daughters as well. Our experience was so

positive on many levels that the years flew by and now

we were moving. The dreaded quest to find all-new practitioners and the dentist

being one of them in our new hometown. It became very challenging as

there we no biological dentists in the surrounding areas, after a few years and

periodically looking we found our dentist; or shall I say she found us. Last fall,

Wilmington Holistic Dentistry had opened in Wilmington. It was an instant

match professionally with Natural Awakenings as well as personally for my family.

They go above and beyond any of my pre-set expectations. It's challenging

to find a Holistic dentist but when you live a natural/holistic lifestyle, you know

this has to be a fit—going to a dentist that provides a whole health approach,

safe removal of mercury fillings, and flouride-free treatments amongst many

other attributes. Learn more in her article “Holistic Dental Care,” by Dr. Jessica

Shireman, on page 16.

Read more on why biological dentists are so important in our article,

“Whole-Body Dental Cleaning, Biological Dentists Get to the Root Causes,”

by Linda Sechrist on page 14 and learn the importance of Biological Dentistry

and why early intervention and role modeling play a huge part in the beginnings

of a child’s life. Smiles are contagious; is your's worth catching? Enjoy

your healthy, beautiful smile, be proud of your strong teeth and know that your

smile is remarkable.

Blessings and Smiles,

Lori Beveridge, Publisher

©2020 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. Please call

to find a location near you or if you would like copies

placed at your business.

We do not necessarily endorse the views expressed

in the articles and advertisements, nor are we

responsible for the products and services advertised.

Check with a healthcare professional regarding the

appropriate use of any treatment.

Natural Awakenings

Magazine is ranked

5th Nationally in

CISION’S ® 2016

Top 10 Health &

Fitness Magazines

Natural Awakenings is printed on

recycled newsprint with soy-based ink.

6 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach

news briefs

Wellness Provisions – Wilmington’s Newest

Delivery-Based Wellness Business

Amy McBride

Wellness Provisions started delivering wellness to people’s

doorsteps beginning in early February. Founder/owner Amy

McBride comments, “We continue to offer high-quality supplements

from leading brands in the industry in an easy-to-shop format, as

well as fun, unique snacks for all diets including vegan and paleo.”

The business, that serves the greater local Wilmington area, is

a great way to order online while supporting local. “We’re changing

the way you buy supplements with our easy-to-shop Wellness Kits.

After all, you shouldn’t need stress supplements just to go shopping

for supplements,” adds McBride, who has more than two decades of

experience in the health and wellness fields. “Discover safe remedies

crafted for pregnant mamas, non-GMO supplements for your pets, plus mushrooms, herbs

and food-based minerals and vitamins for men and women of all ages supporting everything

from sleep to stress, blood sugar to inflammation levels, cognition, memory and more.”

They also provide goods from other local businesses including CBD, raw honey and

elderberry syrup.

Order online by noon Monday through Saturday and receive delivery between 1 and 4 p.m.

same day – local delivery to nine area zip codes for a $5 delivery fee. For more information,

call 910-227-9426, email or visit,

and follow on FB and Instagram @WellnessProvisions.

Unity of Wilmington Presents: The Law of Attraction

For all that are interested in the Law of Attraction, Unity of Wilmington

is featuring a digital presentation of a spiritual lesson based

on Esther and Jerry Hicks’ book Sara at 11 a.m. on August 9. It can be

tuned in live via Unity of Wilmington’s Facebook page or viewed later

on their YouTube channel.

The Law of Attraction is embodied in every spiritual and major

religious tradition. The Buddha said, “What you have become is what

you have thought.” Proverbs 23:7 states, “As a man thinketh in his

heart so is he.” Tao wisdom espouses, “The Universe is attracted to all

the Qi, the energy or vibrations you are transmitting.” As a part of the New Thought Movement,

Unity has been teaching the Law of Attraction in spiritual centers worldwide for

140 years. Everything we experience begins in thought and Unity teaches, “What we think

about, we bring about.”

For more information, call 910-763-5155 or visit and watch livestream at See ad, page 4.

Blue Lagoon Wellness Center

& Emporium Rock Shop

counseling • energy work • massage

Diversity Matters:

Film and Dialog with

Unity Myrtle Beach

Watch the featured documentary

film 13th on your own and then

join Unity Myrtle Beach for the continuation

of its film and dialog series beginning

from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays starting

August 13 through 27.

This documentary explores the

intersection of race, justice and mass


in the United

States. It is

titled after the



to the U.S.

Constitution, adopted Affiliated in with 1865, Unity which Worldwide

Ministries and Daily Word

abolished slavery throughout our country

and ended involuntary Sunday Services, servitude 11am except

as a punishment for conviction. The film’s

director, Ava DuVernay, Myrtle Beach, argues SC 29575 that mass

incarceration is 843-238-8516

an extension of slavery.

Facilitated by Rev.








Friends, viewers can join the dialog via

Zoom only after watching the documentary

first on Netflix.

1270 Surfside Industrial Park Drive

Cost: Free; love offering suggested. To

participate, email a request for your Zoom

invitation to RevMargaretHiller2018@ For more information, visit See ad, page 17.

Crystal Coast Farms

produces high quality,

organic, locally-grown

and processed CBD

oil and other products

from their hemp flower.













1202 Floral Pkwy Wilmington, NC • 910-685-2795 •

License #828


680 Swansboro Loop Rd.



600, 1,000

& 2,000 mg

full spectrum


August 2020


news briefs

Premium Digital

Advertising Offers

Affordable Access to

Top Websites

Local businesses are seeking new

digital solutions during these unprecedented

times and Impressions Digital

Marketing (IDM), located in the Coastal

Carolinas, is answering that need with a

unique approach to arranging for online

advertising. Instead of the typical cookiebased

approach, their staff target specific

websites based on the advertiser’s selected

market affinities and geographic locations.

Businesses pay per thousand impressions

with 100 percent reach, compared to

the average of 37 percent reach of cookiebased

advertising. In addition, the ads

have 100 percent viewability; all of them

are placed on the websites above the point

that a viewer would need to scroll down

to see the ad. There is also total transparency;

all advertisers receive a report

detailing the websites, number of impressions

and click-through rates. IDM’s average

click-through rates are consistently

higher than industry standards, resulting

in an impressive return on investment.

For more information, call 609-915-2033,

email Sales@Impressions DigitalMarketing.

com or visit HealthyLivingCoastalCarolinas.

com/pages/IDM. See ad on back cover.

Fifth Annual Native Plant Festival

The Native Plant Alliance will host its fifth

Annual Native Plant Festival from 10 a.m. to

4 p.m. on September 19 in Wilmington. This free,

family-friendly festival celebrates Cape Fear area

native plants and helps attendees learn how to

incorporate them into their own garden plans.

The annual Native Plant Festival has been

redesigned, so attendees can learn about and buy

native plants while honoring safety guidelines surrounding

COVID-19. This year’s festival will have

an online component and an outdoor component.

On Saturday the festival will offer a day of virtual

presentations by seven local horticultural experts,

which can be enjoyed from home. The festival will

also offer a self-guided tour of area nurseries that

sell native plants.

To avoid attracting crowds to a single location,

many of the nurseries that normally sell plants during

the festival will instead invite the public to their

farms and nurseries, to view and purchase native

plants and to see where they’re grown. A tour map, available at each location and online,

will indicate hours each location is open. The New Hanover County Arboretum is one of

the stops on the tour, where participants can tour the Native Plant Garden. This demonstration

garden, dedicated to native plants of coastal North Carolina, makes it easy for

visitors to visualize how these plants might look like in their own yards.

Horticultural experts will give presentations on a variety of plant-related topics. The

schedule of speakers, along with links to their online presentations, will be available via

the Arboretum website early in September and will be available for viewing later online.

Plans are being formalized for additional activities to include environmental activities

for children and an online raffle, with prizes of native plants.

Location: 6206 Oleander Dr., Wilmington. For more information call 910-547-4390 or visit for updated information, as it becomes available. See ad, page 17.

Hormone Therapy,

Medical Weight Loss, Anti-Aging

for Men and Women

Peptides can:

• Help improve our immune system

• Help us look and feel younger

• Boost our libidos

• Help us lose body fat

• Reduce inflammation

• Sleep deeper

• Help our brains

become sharper

$100 OFF

Hormone Consult

$10/unit Botox


thru August

Peptide Therapy is a safe, natural yet

effective treatment with no major side

effects, customized for you.

Call NOW to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chris Pate!

Echinacea plants: Easy-to-grow

perennials that support butterflies

and other pollinators.

265 Racine Dr. Ste 102 • Wilmington 910-399-6661

8 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach

Safe Haven Vison Keepers’ Statement

LifeWorks Ranks

Among Top

Long-time area coastal

resident Peg Ostby has

issued an invitation for all

Medical Clinics


residents of the Coastal

r. David Minkoff

Carolinas communities

and his wife Sue

to ward off this year’s

Minkoff, RN, founded

LifeWorks Wellness

hurricane and tropical

storm season threats

Center, in Clearwater,

Florida, in 1997, as a

to our beloved coastal

healing haven where

areas and beyond. Ostby

people could obtain

recommends that we “Join

the best medical care

together to get out ahead

possible in an environment

where they would

Dr. David Minkoff

of the weather pattern now,

thus allowing our community

Photo by Sean Ruttkay,

be treated like family. Since then, they have

to be safe from hurricanes, businesses to return to being profitable and our homes

secure.” The Safe Haven vision statement reads:

continued to strive to provide the highestquality

natural medicine treatments and

We, residents of Coastal Carolinas communities, live steadfastly in the great power of services for their clients.

Divine strength, by which we remain steady and calm through the 2020 hurricane season.

LifeWorks is fast becoming one of the

leading alternative medical clinics in the

We stand steady, ready and able to respond safely in every condition.

Expanding Consciousness U.S., & offering more treatments under one

So strong is our resolve that hurricanes retreat, and winds subside, in our presence.

We celebrate a calm season with great appreciation! Inspiring Personal Transformation

roof than many others, including hyperbaric

oxygen therapy, IV therapy, ozone therapy,

Ostby also provides the following guidelines:

enhanced external counterpulsation, pulsed

Commit to daily focus of holding the Vision Keepers’

electromagnetic Online field Only therapy and more.

statement in intention 10 minutes, once daily at a time

Sunday Experience 11am

LifeWorks is especially suitable for those

Wednesday Meditation 7pm

that fits your schedule—8 a.m. or noon or 9 p.m. thru

with undefined and unresolved underlying

the end of October, the end of the storm season. Lynne

McTaggart, renowned author and alternative medicine

activist, has documented higher success when

health issues, or for anyone just not

feeling right. They have been successfully

treating patients with a variety of stubborn

the same statement and photo are used by a group 717 Orchard Ave Wilmington, NC conditions, including Lyme disease, cancer,

focusing on the same time period. “We remain open to the magic

of our vision to unfold with

chronic fatigue, inflammation, thyroid issues

and cardiovascular disease. They conduct

peaceful skies. When focused on the statement, it is recommended to take a few deep breaths

research to discover what has changed in the

and hold the intention statement in your mind while allowing yourself to visualize its coming

patient’s body and mind, revealing the root

true using all of your senses. Send the intention out from your heart and feel the collective

causes of health issues, and then treat them

energy of everyone else who is joining in with you,” adds Ostby.

naturally with life-enhancing supplements

For more information about Lynne McTaggart’s book: The Power of Eight – Harnessing

and healing modalities.

the Miraculous Energies of Small Groups, visit To learn more about

creating a desired outcome in your life, explore the teachings and tenets of Unity of

Wilmington, a positive path for spiritual living.

Thermography May Save Your Life!

Baseline 3 Months 6 Months 9 Months 12 Months

and the hyperthermic asymmetry (temperature differentials) had increased. Within one week a lumpectomy had been performed with good margins.



Location: 301 Turner St., Clearwater.

For more information or to make an appointment,

call 727-466-6789 or visit Life See ad page 30.



(910) 803-2150 ∙ (727) 470-1694


Locations in Wilmington, Leland,

Calabash, Cape Carteret,

and Chapel Hill


August 2020


health briefs

Hug a Mate for a

Happy Relationship

The more a couple shares affectionate hugs, kisses and

cuddles, the more satisfied they are in the marriage, a new

study from the State University of New York at Binghamton

shows. It tested 184 heterosexual couples on the effects of

non-sexual intimate touching like holding hands or cuddling

while watching TV rather than actions intended to lead to

sex. The more affection the couples routinely experienced,

the more they felt satisfied with their partners’ touch, even

if they had “avoidant attachment styles” and ordinarily were

more reserved with physical displays of affection. “Interestingly,

there’s some evidence that holding your partner’s hand

while you’re arguing de-escalates the argument and makes

it more productive,” says lead author Samantha Wagner.

Eat More Fiber

for a Longer Life

Eating the right kind of fiber lowers the risk of death from

multiple causes, reports a new study in The American

Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers from the University

of Toronto followed more than 92,924 Japanese people

45 to 74 years old for nearly 20 years and found men that

ate higher levels of dietary fiber had a 23 percent reduced

risk of death compared to those that ate the least dietary

fiber; the figure was 18 percent for women. The more

dietary fiber people ate, the less likely they were to die

from cardiovascular or respiratory diseases and injuries;

it also protected against cancer mortality in men, but not

women. Fiber from fruits, beans and vegetables, but not

from cereals, was linked to lower mortality.

Tatjana Baibakova/

10 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach

Avoid Toxic Chemicals

to Prevent Celiac Disease

Children and young adults diagnosed with celiac

disease have been found with elevated blood

levels of toxic chemicals found in pesticides,

nonstick cookware and fire retardants, reports a new

study from the New York University Grossman School

of Medicine published in Environmental Research.

Researchers analyzed levels of toxic chemicals in

the blood of 30 children and young adults ages 3 to

21 after being diagnosed with celiac disease. They

compared those results to those of 60 other young

people of similar age, sex and race.

Girls with higher than normal exposure to pesticides

known as dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylenes were at

least eight times more likely to have celiac disease. If

they had elevated levels of perfluoroalkyls (nonstick

chemicals found in products like Teflon), they were five

to nine times more likely to have the disease. Boys were

twice as likely to receive a celiac diagnosis if they had

elevated blood levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers

(fire-retardant chemicals).

LightField Studios/

therapy spotlight

Mona Lisa Treatment:

A Game Changer for Vaginal Discomfort

The MonaLisa Touch Vaginal

Laser is a revolutionary,

non-surgical, “walk in, walk out”,

20-minute treatment for vaginal

dryness. It’s FDA-approved for

vaginal dryness although some

patients say they have experienced

other types of relief after treatment.

Dr. Chris Pate of Biosymmetry,

in Wilmington, a specialist

in bioidentical hormone health,

offers this non-hormonal approach

to help women with the bothersome symptoms that follow

menopause. “The treatment itself is painless, low risk and requires

no downtime. It’s suitable for most women and offers

an alternative to suffering in silence,” he says.

The MonaLisa Touch uses a non-surgical fractional

laser system, highly similar to the laser treatments long

available for facial rejuvenation. The laser works by optically

splitting a laser beam into a series of extremely small

dots that are aimed at the inside wall of the vagina. The laser

pulses for less than a tenth of a second, during which time

the intensity of the laser is carefully varied by a computer to

match the characteristics of the existing vaginal wall. At the

point of contact, the laser dot removes a tiny area of tissue.

This creates a pinhole around the diameter of a human hair.

As the body repairs itself, it stimulates cells to create new

healthy tissue at the site of the dot and the flesh immediately

surrounding it. The new collagen that’s produced helps to

lubricate and moisten the tissue.

A standard MonaLisa Laser treatment consists of a

preliminary medical consultation and three sessions during

a 12-week period, plus a “booster treatment” at about one

year. Clients that have sought treatment attest to how quick,

easy and painless the procedure was and the benefit of not

having to use messy lubricants anymore.

Dr. Ada Aniniba Chiropractor

14886 US Highway 17 N

Hampstead, NC 28443

Phone 910.406.1200

Fax 910.406.1201

Innate Health

Family Chiropractic

& Wellness

Innate Health Family Chiropractic & Wellness

Source: Biosymmetry, 265 Racine Dr., Ste. 102,

Wilmington. For more information or to make

an appointment, call 910-399-

6661 or visit Biosymmetry.

com or

Dr. Pate also offers bioidentical

hormone therapy, medical

weight loss, Sculpsure laser

treatment, peptide therapy

and Botox for the reduction

of fine lines and wrinkles.

August 2020


global briefs

Pretty Kitty

Some Animals Garner Lion’s Share

of Conservation Donations

Sarah Papworth, a conservation

biologist at the University of

London, and artist Rory McCann

designed a menagerie of imaginary

beasts to find out which

animals people were most willing

to support. “Donations are

really key to a lot of institutions,”

says Diogo Veríssimo, a conservation biologist with the

nonprofit San Diego Zoo Global. “Without them, many of

the largest conservation organizations would struggle to

survive.” It is common knowledge that people favor those

they find adorable—tigers over turtles, for instance—but

no one knows exactly which physical and nonphysical

features motivate donors. From all the different body

shapes, sizes, colors, eye positions and furriness, hundreds

of past conservation donors ranked the imaginary

species. Animals that were larger and more colorful were

most likely to solicit donations, as reported in Conservation

Letters. But it turns out that cuteness is not the only thing

that matters, because the formula doesn’t account for the

impact of popular culture. A study in Poland found that

proboscis monkeys, once labeled the world’s ugliest primate,

received a surge in donations through crowdfunding

after starring in popular memes poking fun at their appearance.

Maybe there really is no such thing as bad publicity.

12 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach

Dig Business

Dinosaur Bone Ownership Resolved

In 2018, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

ruled that fossils belonged to mineral rights

owners, threatening to put a damper on

scientific fossil hunting by paleontologists,

but the Montana Supreme Court

has now decided that fossils should

not be deemed minerals, thereby

restoring ownership of two

dinosaurs buried together to

the landowners, as had been

customary in the past. A year

after buying their property,

Mary Anne and Lige Murray,

along with a private fossil hunter,

found an impressive array of

specimens, including a complete

Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. Scientists like David Polly,

an Indiana University paleontologist and past president

of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, had

warned that tying fossils to mineral rights would

make it harder to get permission to excavate them and

put the ownership of fossils already on display into doubt.

They also feared that distinctive fossils would be purchased

by private collectors, denying access to the public

and researchers.

Elbow Room

Nature Needs More Space

All over the world, plants and

animals are increasingly threatened

by human activities and

habitat encroachment. A 2019

study published in Science News

estimates that 1 million species

face extinction within decades.

The natural world makes the

planet livable by cleaning the air,

filtering water, cycling carbon

dioxide and pollinating crops. To impede biodiversity loss,

governments are working to set aside more space for natural

habitats. The UN Convention on Biodiversity (

Post2020GlobalFramework), which is now under consideration,

seeks to designate 30 percent of land and sea as

protected by 2030 and 50 percent by 2050 in order to revive

ecosystems and safeguard the diversity of species on Earth.

Humans have altered more than three-quarters of Earth’s

surface, and of the 14 terrestrial biomes, such as tropical

rainforest, tundra or desert, eight retain less than 10 percent

of undeveloped wilderness, according to a 2016 study in

Current Biology. Many species have already vanished.

Ton Bangkeaw/

Rory Mccann

ndrej Prosicky/

PR Image Factory/

eco tip

Move to Charleston



The Natural Awakenings

in beautiful Charleston

South Carolina is for


Don’t Sweat It

Eco-Friendly Home-Cooling Tips

Summer is here, prompting homeowners

to crank up their air conditioners,

but that can bump up electricity

bills and strain the environment. Here

are some eco-friendly tips to stay cool

at home with minimal or zero use of

the AC.

Fans to the Rescue

During daylight hours when outside

temperatures are highest, close all

windows to seal out the humidity and

heat. Open them at night to expel

hot air and welcome the night’s fresh

breezes. To speed up ventilation,

place a window fan on the east side

of the house blowing in to pull in

cooler night air, and another window

fan on the west side blowing out to

expel warm air.

Ceiling fans are great, but technically,

they cool people, not the house,

so there’s no need to run them in

empty rooms. Set the rotation counterclockwise

to push air down and at

the fastest setting for maximum relief.

Fan blades collect dust; regular wiping

is recommended to maintain good

air quality. Blade size and angles matter—choose

those big enough for the

room, set at 12-to-15-degree angles.

Sun Blockers

White reflects heat and black absorbs

it. Paint the roof white or another light

shade and insulate attic floors to

keep from transferring heat into living

spaces. The sun’s effect intensifies as

it radiates through windows. Shutters,

awnings and external blinds will

keep unwanted heat outside, as can

strategically placed trees and shrubs

that shade east- and west-facing

windows. Reflective or sun-control

film on windows reduces solar heat

and keeps out ultraviolet rays. Close

curtains (preferably with white backs)

in any room that gets direct sunlight.

Too Hot for Summer

Replace heat-generating items

around the house with cooler alternatives.

Choose eco-friendly LED lights

instead of traditional, hot-to-thetouch

lightbulbs. Hang-dry clothes in

the sun rather than running the dryer.

Grab the slow-cooker, Instant Pot or

outdoor barbecue and give the oven a

break. Ditch the dishwasher’s heated

drying option; choose the air-dry

cycle instead.


On a scorching day, the air conditioner

may be the only option. Replace an

old unit with a newer, high-efficiency

model and invest in a smart thermostat

that can be programmed based

on daily schedules and weather

conditions. Dirty filters use much more

energy than clean ones, so replace or

clean them regularly.

5 Reasons to Move

to Charleston, SC:

It’s the friendliest city

in the U.S.

Charleston is a

historical haven.

Fantastic Food and


Charleston is a great

place to raise a


Getting around

Charleston is a


Call 843-821-7404 or email

for more information!

August 2020




Biological Dentists Get to the Root Causes

by Linda Sechrist

While the majority of individuals

may consider oral health as

separate from overall health, the

mouth and body are very much connected.

Until the late 1970s, this was rarely acknowledged

outside a circle of dental professionals,

physicians and allied researchers involved

in organizations such as the International

Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine,

The International Academy of Oral

Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and the

Holistic Dental Association.

Dentists associated with these groups

favor the use of preventive measures, a

minimally invasive approach to dentistry

and biocompatibility testing for all materials

used in oral health procedures. Their

individualized methodology and systemic

health method of addressing the root causes

frequently includes nutrition and lifestyle,

providing patients with a less-toxic and safe

experience for their overall health.

An important newcomer to this area

is the myofunctional treatment system

used in orthodontics for children 5 to 15

years old. Research in this field now points

to the real causes for crooked teeth and incorrect

jaw development—mouth breathing,

tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing

and thumb sucking (known as incorrect

myofunctional habits), in addition to allergies,

asthma and an open-mouth posture.

Early interventions beyond

conventional solutions

Jean Marie Nordin, DDS, co-owner of

Groton Wellness, in Groton, Massachusetts,

added pediatric orthodontics to her

practice after learning about early innovative

interventions from her mentor, James

Bronson, DDS, of Bronson Family Dentistry,

in McLean, Virginia. “Our program for

children involves a comprehensive evaluation

on the first visit. We look at breathing

habits, the way their tongue swallows and

the function of the muscles. In medicine,

we believe that form follows function;

therefore, we observe what muscles around

the mouth actually do when the individual

swallows. It is really the way you breathe

and swallow, as well as how the muscles

work, that plays a significant role in where

teeth end up and line up,” explains Nordin,

who identifies problems in patients between

2 and 5 years old.

“We can start them on a removable

Myobrace mouthpiece that can be worn

at night and an hour during the day. The

mouthpiece begins to change the way the

tongue works, waking it up and strengthening

it. If a child is born with the physiological

problem of a tongue-tie that can’t

swallow properly or get up onto the palate,

that tongue will never expand the palate

like it’s supposed to,” she clarifies.

For chronic mouth-breathers, the

face grows long and narrow, which in the

long term can cause cardiovascular disease.

In the short term, it can cause anxiety,

because the nitric oxide receptors located

in the nose signal arteries and veins to

relax. “A cardiologist knows about this phenomenon,”

says Nordin, who notes that the

dysfunction can be unwound before a child

turns 9.

While early interceptive myofunctional

orthodontic treatment methods

such as Myobrace appliances have proven

effective for children, there’s also good

news for adults that suffer from breathing

problems which cause sleep apnea, says

xavier gallego morell/


14 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach

Nordin, who employs a myofunctional

therapist. Orofacial myofunctional therapy

is neuromuscular reeducation of the oral

facial muscles via a series of exercises that

work with the muscles of the lips, tongue,

cheeks and other parts of the face.

Early intervention

and role modeling

“Parents can begin playing a pivotal role

in how their children care for their teeth,

as well as how they feel and behave in the

dentist’s office, as early as age 1. I encourage

every mother to bring their child to

an appointment. They can hold the child

in their lap so they can watch me caring

for mom’s teeth. Generally, by the time

they are alone in my chair, they aren’t

frightened,” advises Pentti Nupponen, a

doctor of dental medicine and owner of

the Halifax Center for Holistic & Cosmetic

Dentistry, in Halifax, Pennsylvania.

Chris Kammer, a doctor of dental

surgery and owner of Gums of Steel Oral

Hygiene Transformation, in Middleton,

Wisconsin, also suggests early interceptive

treatments for young children. “Early

treatments with removable appliances

which expand the arch in the roof dome,

influence bone growth and make room for

incoming teeth can be performed by general

dentists,” says Kammer, who notes that

a proper diet may help prevent crowding of

teeth, as well as malocclusion, or misalignment,

of upper and lower teeth.

Gum and heart disease

Doctors practicing functional medicine

are more likely to refer patients to biological

and holistic dentists. Cardiologists are

particularly aware of a 2014 American

Journal of Preventive Medicine study in

which researchers looked at individuals

with gum and heart disease. Individuals

that received adequate care for gum disease

had 10 to 40 percent lower cardiovascular

care costs than those who didn’t get proper

oral care. Another study revealed that gum

disease increases an individual’s risk of

heart disease by approximately 20 percent.

Given such evidence, the American Dental

Association and American Heart Association

have acknowledged the relationship

between the two diseases.

By neglecting important ongoing research

regarding new and old dental practices,

as well as orthodontics, mainstream

media has largely left the public in the dark

regarding problems associated with root

canals, mercury amalgam fillings and some

dental implants.

Root canals, tooth extractions

and gum disease

Iveta Iontcheva-Barehmi, owner of Boston

Dental Wellness, in Brookline, Massachusetts,

takes a holistic and biological

approach to dentistry founded on the philosophy

that everything within the whole

body is connected. “Teeth are related to

organs, tissues and glands along the body’s

meridians, energy channels through which

the life force flows,” says the integrative

periodontist, who prefers extracting teeth

when necessary and using zirconium implants

rather than performing a root canal.

Iontcheva-Barehmi explains, “It’s

logical that the connection between the

meridians and teeth can indicate an individual’s

overall health and wellness. Tooth

extractions protect patients from toothrelated

disease and systemic infections

that can be harmful to overall health.

A failing root canal is a chronic abscess

around the root of the tooth. It has a

direct connection with the bloodstream

and disseminates infection through

the whole body. This is the reason why

holistic dentists recommend extractions.”

She believes the best research on this was

done by Weston Price, a Canadian dentist

and pioneering nutritionist.

Treating gum disease

To treat gum disease, Amparo David,

DMD, owner of Dentistry by Dr. David

and the founder of the TMJ & Sleep

Therapy Center of New England, in

Bolton, Massachusetts, refers patients to

the periodontist she keeps on staff. “I can

tell that a patient has internal inflammation

by looking at the gums and tongue.

Gum disease has been linked to health

problems such as diabetes, heart disease,

stroke and premature births or low-birth

weight babies,” says David, whose preventive

and healing suggestions for healthy

gums includes chewable oral probiotics,

daily coconut oil pulling, consisting of

swishing a tablespoon of oil in the mouth

for 15 to 20 minutes to reduce harmful

bacteria there and on the teeth. She also

recommends flossing with an electric

toothbrush and a Waterpik. “I suggest

adding one or two drops of tea tree oil

and iodine to the water in the pick,” notes

David, who urges patients to eat less sugar

and carbohydrates and more vegetables,

proteins and fruits.

“We treat gums with ozone after a

deep cleaning because it kills bacteria on

contact. Patients maintain healthier gums

using ozonated oils twice a day and by using

a good toothpaste with no glycerine or

fluoride,” says David, who notes that temporomandibular

mandibular joint (TMJ)

problems are tied to sleep disorders. “Many

adolescents have TMJ problems, and sometimes

experience this after extraction or

retraction orthodontics.”

Despite the slow trickle of related

information to the public and the lack of

acknowledgement by the majority of dental

professionals, these new philosophies and

biological dental protocols are definitely

improving overall health and wellness.

According to the IAOMT, a dentist that

chooses to put biocompatibility testing first

can look forward to practicing effective

dentistry while knowing that patients are

being provided with the safest experience

for their overall health.

Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for

Natural Awakenings.

August 2020


Holistic Dental


A Novel Cure for

Teeth Grinding

by Jessica Shireman



Claire Chapin Epps Claire Family Chapin Epps YMCA

Family 5000 Claire Chapin Epps Dr.

5000 Claire Chapin Epps Myrtle Beach Dr. SC 29588

For a better Myrtle us. Beach SC 2958843.449.9622


For a better us.

To the healthcare

professionals who are

risking their lives during

this epidemic, thank you for

fighting COVID-19

on the front lines.


powerful moment in my path to

health and wellness happened

recently. Between three kids and a

dental practice and more, sleeping well is

critical. One night before bed, I searched

for my DNA appliance. I asked my husband

if he had seen it; he hadn’t. I wandered

around the house and checked out all my

usual stashing places: No luck.

“Ugh,” I internalized. “I’ll wake up

tomorrow with sore teeth from grinding.

I’ll be so tired tomorrow.”

I’m no stranger to wearing things in

my mouth when I sleep: two years of Invisalign

before the DNA appliance, retainers,

nightguards that I could not wear (I think

the count is six) and braces when I was a

teenager. We laughed when my girl would

steal my hot pink nightguard and attempt

to wear it while wandering around the

house. In brutal honesty, I spent more than

15 years of my life as a competitive swimmer,

years that were plagued with sinus infections.

I remember doing saline rinses so

I didn’t have to have sinus surgery. I probably

took more than 100 rounds of antibiotics

as sinus infections knocked on the

clock just like a monthly cycle; my

mother called the physician

for another antibiotic when

I felt one coming.

With complete

exhaustion and frustration,

I resolved

the appliance

was on my desk

at work and I

would find it the

next day. With dread, I laid down and went

to sleep.

To my surprise, I woke up the next

morning after over nine hours of sleep. I

dreamt and my teeth weren’t sore, probably

one of the first times ever: I hadn’t been

grinding. Was this actually possible? Grinding

is prevalent amongst modern populations.

In clinical practice, I used to believe

that grinding was the nighttime manifestation

of stress. I ground; I was stressed; this

made sense. I was wrong. One day I learned

that grinding was a sign of sleep-disordered

breathing (SDB). The prevalence of SDB in

the modern population starts at 40% and is

not well-documented. I have had multiple

sleep tests; I don’t have sleep apnea.

I have a condition called Upper Airway

Resistance Syndrome. It means that my

maxillary jaw is small. The causation stems

back to the works of Weston Price and his

studies of nutrition. Poor stimulation of the

maxillary jaw during the critical years of

nutrition results in poorly developed upper

jaws. When you look at the maxilla in detail,

you realize it reaches from your upper

teeth all the way to the bottom

of your eyes. And this absolutely

includes the sinuses. Six months

of growing my upper jaw at 0.25

millimeters per week resulted

in a night of sleep that my upper

jaw was big enough that my

body didn’t choke for air

during the night.

My dark circles

were smaller.

I haven’t even

16 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach

Sunday August 2nd:

11am Facebook Live Stream

with Rev. Dr. Preston McKever-

Floyd, "Tend the Flame"

thought about a sinus infection throughout

treatment. In fact, I was on the edge of a

sinus infection when the appliance arrived,

and the infection was gone within two days

of wear. I went back to the office and took a

new 3-D radiograph. My airway was bigger.

And my lifetime of chronic sinus infections

was gone.

I was grateful for the new tool to help

my patients. The Vivos systems helps not

only chronic sinus infections, but it is also

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved

for permanent resolution of mild to

moderate sleep apnea. Correcting airway

issues prior to dental treatment not only

has a beneficial effect upon patients’ overall

health, but it increases the longevity of

dental treatment.

If you are interested in learning more

about if you have an airway issue, contact

our office for a free educational session.

Affiliated with Unity Worldwide

Ministries and Daily Word

Sunday Services, 11am

1270 Surfside Industrial Park Drive

Myrtle Beach, SC 29575


Facebook Unity Myrtle Beach

Thursday August 13:

Social Justice dialogs recommence

via Zoom with documentary "13"

Sunday Message Series

August 9, 16, & 23:

Rev. Margaret Hiller, Spiritual

Leader, Unity Myrtle Beach,

"Revolutionary Love"

Dr. Jessica Shireman,


been practicing holistic

dentistry for several

years in Raleigh and will

soon celebrate the

one-year anniversary of

her practice in Wilmington. She has

numerous patents and scientific publications,

and is an active member of the IAOMT, the

Holistic Dental Association and many online

holistic groups. She believes the field is

rapidly growing and changing, and she

completes far more continuing education

than required. She is currently studying the

role of the oral cavity in airway health which

affects overall health. Location: Wilmington

Holistic Dentistry, 6200 Oleander Dr.,

Wilmington. For more information, call

910-777-4020, visit WilmingtonHolistic or view

watch?v=hOvF6LXSE_4 . See ad, page 5.

I have never in my life learned anything from

any man who agreed with me. ~Dudley Field Malone

Get Your Ad in Front of Consumers

in Their Own Community

A New Paradigm in

Local, Online Advertising

100% Audience Reach

100% Viewability

100% Website Transparency

Our Custom Targeting Model

is a superior local online

alternative to cookie-based ads

- it circumvents

cookie/ad blockers, targets

big brand websites

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation: 609-915-2033

August 2020


green living

Sergey Nivens/



Air Gets Cleaner Around the Globe

by Kimberly B. Whittle

18 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach

Around the world, the COVID-19

pandemic has changed the way

millions of people live their dayto-day

lives, but despite their dire consequences,

government-mandated lockdowns

have had an unintended positive

consequence: cleaner air.

In China, as major cities shuttered

factories and reduced transportation

earlier this year, experts found that carbon

emissions dropped by about 100 million

tons over a two-week period. Scientists

at the Royal Belgian Institute for Space

Aeronomy, in Brussels, are using satellite

measurements of air quality to estimate

the changes in nitrogen dioxide (NO 2


pollutant emitted into the air when fossil

fuels are burned—over the major epicenters

of the outbreak. Their research shows

that NO 2

pollution over Chinese cities

decreased by an average of 40 percent during

the lockdown compared to the same

period in 2019.

Across the United Kingdom, the

reduction in traffic and industry similarly

impacted the climate. Within the first six

weeks of lockdowns, in London, Birmingham,

Bristol and Cardiff, NO 2

and fine

particulate pollutant levels dropped by a

third to half, with large declines recorded in

other cities. These are the two air pollutants

that have the biggest health impacts on

people, says James Lee, professor of atmospheric

chemistry at the University of York

and research fellow at the National Centre

for Atmospheric Science.

The U.S. has been part of these trends,

as well. In Los Angeles, known for its smog,

the air quality index improved by about

20 percent during March. According to

Yifang Zhu, a professor at the University of

California (UC) Los Angeles Fielding School

of Public Health, during March, the region

recorded the longest stretch of “good” air

quality that it has experienced for 25 years.

NASA has observed significant air

quality improvements in other parts of

the U.S., as well. Satellite data for March

showed that the mid-Atlantic and Northeast

regions had the lowest monthly atmospheric

levels of NO 2

that month since

2005. Data on NO 2

from the Aura Ozone

Monitoring Instrument over the Northeast

in March indicated that levels of the

pollutant in March of this year were about

30 percent lower on average across the

region of the I-95 corridor from Washington,

D.C., to Boston than the mean of the

previous five years.

Another immediate benefit of the

reduction in pollutants is their effect on

the pandemic itself. Public health experts

agree people that have higher long-term

Jan. 1-20, 2020 Feb. 10-25, 2020

Stevens, J. NASA Earth Observatory (2020, January/February)

Airborne Nitrogen Dioxide Plummets Over China

March 2015-19 Avg. March 2020

Schindler, T. L. NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio (2015-2020, March)

exposure to fine particulate pollution have

a 15 percent greater likelihood of dying

from COVID-19. They attribute this to

the lung damage caused over time by air

pollution, combined with the fact that the

virus targets the lungs and increases the

risk of pneumonia.

Experts warn, however, that the cleaner

air is likely to be temporary if we return to

Ease and Convenience of At-Home Health Tests

The public can check many health aspects

at home in an easy and highly convenient

way without going to a doctor’s office. Lets-

GetChecked, based in Dublin, Ireland, and

New York City, provides comprehensive,

at-home health testing along with complementary

clinical services and connections

with a global network of regulated laboratories,

enabling users to take more active

roles in their health and decision making.

After obtaining a testing kit online or

from a selected pharmacy, customers selfcollect

a blood, saliva or urine sample with

a kit-provided lancet and send it to an affiliated

lab—all Clinical Laboratory Improvement

Amendments-approved and College


pre-COVID-19 levels of travel and industry.

Although we have seen a dramatic reduction

in greenhouse gas emissions, carbon

dioxide (CO 2

) levels—another important

contributor to global warming—have continued

to rise. “The crisis has slowed emissions,

but not enough to show up perceptibly

[in CO 2

levels everywhere]. What will

matter much more is the trajectory we take

coming out of this situation,” geochemist

Ralph Keeling, who directs the Scripps

Institution of Oceanography’s CO 2


program at UC San Diego, told The

Washington Post. But it’s possible that if

people start expecting and demanding

the cleaner air we have been enjoying

during the pandemic, the coronavirus

shutdowns could lead us to embrace new

ways of living and working.

Scientists worldwide have emphasized

that most of the air quality improvement

is due to a reduction in traffic. Ed

Avol, a professor of clinical preventive

medicine at the University of Southern

California, told Forbes that telecommuting

is here to stay. “Telecommuting from

home for those who can, even just for a

couple of days a week, can have a marked

reduction in terms of emissions.”

Kimberly B. Whittle is the founder and

CEO of, a community and

marketplace platform committed to rigorous,

evidenced-based research that empowers

healthier living. To learn more, visit or see ad on page 31.

of American Pathologists-accredited—using

a pre-paid label. Most will receive a call

from the company’s nursing team with results

a few days later, which are also posted

in their LetsGetChecked account.

Thirty separate kits—grouped in

men’s, women’s and sexual health plus

wellness—can check for sexually transmitted

diseases; some cancers; thyroid function;

vitamin, cholesterol and hormonal

levels; and more.

Since its founding in 2014, the company

has performed more than 250,000

tests. CB Insights, a leading private company

research and analysis firm, named

LetsGetChecked to its inaugural Digital

Health 150 list in October.

For more information or to register, visit Natural

Awakenings readers can receive 20 percent off

their order by using discount code Natural20.

See ad on page 31.

August 2020


conscious eating

No-Waste Garden Edibles

Ways to Maximize Your Garden’s Bounty

Most gardens are loaded with delicious,

nutritious food that goes

uneaten and overlooked, from

edible greens like sweet potato leaves to

flavorful flowers like tulips, marigolds and

wisteria. Getting better acquainted with the

edible parts of common backyard plants

opens up a world of culinary possibilities.

With continued concerns around potential

exposure to COVID-19, maximizing a

garden’s bounty while minimizing trips to

the grocery store is an added benefit.

“Food foraged from your backyard

is fresher, tastier and cheaper than storebought

food,” says Ellen Zachos, the Santa

Fe author of Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar

Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat.

“There is also the novelty factor. People

don’t expect to be served a BBQ sauce

made from crabapples or a curd made

with flowering quince fruit. You simply

can’t buy those flavors.”

Many plants and trees commonly

thought of as being ornamental have edible

parts. Hostas are a common one that Zachos

loves to nibble on as much as the deer do.

“You can harvest at a couple stages: First,

when spears are poking up and the leaves

have not unfurled. A little later in the season,

you can blanch them and put in a stir

fry or quiche, or roast them as you would

asparagus,” explains Zachos.

Roses are another multipurpose ornamental,

with organically grown rose petals

making aromatic additions to sweet or spicy

by April Thompson

treats. Leaving the roses to decay after the

first frost rather than dead-heading them

yields rose hips rich in vitamin C for teas

and jams.

Tip-to-Root Eating

Several common vegetables are edible from

leaf to root, including broccoli, beets, chard

and radishes, says Josh Singer, a garden

specialist with the U.S. Department of Parks

and Recreation, in Washington, D.C., who

teaches classes on “alternative edibles” from

the garden. “One of my favorite recipes is a

hummus made with chard stalks in place of

chickpeas. It’s so creamy and delicious.”

Singer also cites borage, passionflower

and squash flowers as favorite floral foods.

“Unfortunately, it does mean making a

hard choice between having beautiful

flowers in your garden and eating them,”

he adds. “It can also mean the plant not

producing fruit or vegetables, but you can

hand-pollinate female flowers in the case

of squash and just use the male flowers for

cooking. They make delicious fritters.”

Marie Viljoen, author of Forage,

Harvest, Feast: A Wild-Inspired Cuisine

cookbook, has one tip for daylilies (Hemerocallis

fulva) that overagressively multiply:

eat them. “Daylilies are nose-to-tail eating:

their tender, cooked shoots are as melt-inyour-mouth

as leeks, and their firm, underground

tubers are delicious snacks, raw or

cooked. I like to roast them with olive oil,

like mini-home fries,” says the New York

20 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach

City forager, instructor and chef. “Their

buds are juicy snacks and their open, fresh

flowers are edible—and stunning in a

salad—but so are the older, dried flowers,

the so-called ‘golden needles’ that one can

sometimes find in Chinese stores.” Viljoen

cautions that a small percentage of people

have a bad reaction to daylilies, and they

should be eaten in moderation, especially

when trying them for the first time.

Lindsay-Jean Hard, a food writer in

Ann Arbor, Michigan, and author of Cooking

with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores,

Rinds, and Stems into Delicious Meals,

points out some common fruits with edible

greens. Strawberry greens can be used to

make a pesto or flavor water. Tomato leaves

can flavor a tomato sauce (sparingly, as

they pack a strong taste)—a tip found in

Harold McGee’s On Food and Cooking: The

Science and Lore of the Kitchen.

Carrot tops and celery leaves also make

great pesto, says Tama Matsuoka Wong,

a New Jersey forager, chef and author of

Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients

in Your Backyard or Farmer’s Market. While

pea shoots have gotten to be a trendy item

on many menus, Wong says they have long

been an off-menu item at Chinese restaurants.

“You won’t find it on the menu, but

Chinese people eat pea shoots instead of

beans all winter long, often stir fried with

sesame oil, garlic and bamboo shoots.”

Many scrappy cooks know to use

garden produce that fails to ripen before

the season ends or bolts too soon. Singer

uses unripe tomatoes to make green tomato

chili, muffins and bread, whereas Hard likes

working with flowers from bolted herbs and

greens, including arugula, basil, chives, chervil,

kale, sage, rosemary and others. “I mainly

use them as garnishes, but every year, I make

a batch of chive blossom vinegar,” she says.

Leaving a plant like cilantro to bolt

and flower not only feeds pollinators, but

also provides free spices at the season’s

end, says Singer. Simply let cilantro dry

on the stalk, then gather the seed pods for

home-harvested coriander seeds. Letting

annuals go to seed (and saving the seeds)

provides the start for next year’s food plot.

April Thompson is a freelance writer in Washington,

D.C. Connect at

business spotlight

Crystal Coast Farms Organically Grown Hemp:

Greener, Sustainable and Eco-Friendly

“ orever on the lookout for quality local-

sourced products, I was pleasantly


surprised to find a local hemp farm in my

hometown,” says April Clark. “A visit to the

farm was in order and I was given a tour

by the grower himself. My time at the farm

turned into a lesson in agriculture, botany

and chemistry—what every middle-aged

woman needs to know about hemp. What I

came away with from that visit was a strong

desire to not only purchase their product,

but to also become an advocate for Crystal

Coast Farms (CCF). I’m impressed by their

methods, operations and products.”

CCF, established in Swansboro in

2018, is co-owned and operated by Justin

Cleve and Chad Fleetwood. Fleetwood, the

farm’s director of operations and grower

who majored in horticulture in college, is a

native Carolinian with 20-plus years’ experience

as a grower for all types of vegetation

for both wholesale and retail sale and use.

Cleve and Fleetwood are brothers-in-law

and the farm is a family endeavor; growing

up and working on farms was a way of life

for them and farm living is in their blood.

Growing hemp was a way for CCF to

move into the 21st century with a crop

that has many uses ranging from alternative

medicinal purposes to environmentally

friendly products. They employ both

outdoor and indoor growing methods for

optimum production on the four varieties

of hemp that they grow. While the farm is

Justin Cleve

still in the infancy stages of its development

and was severely impacted by the devastation

of Hurricane Florence in September

2018, the co-owners have redoubled their

efforts to grow and produce organic, locally

sourced products.

“At one time, plastic was thought to be

the mother of all inventions, a product with

numerous possibilities and solutions that

has turned out to be a huge problem that

may never go away,” adds Clark. The use

of a biodegradable product such as hemp

will help to minimize the negative impacts

of plastic. Hemp can be used as a plastic

alternative and is environmentally friendly.

Many major brands like Coca-Cola are

experimenting with the use of plant-based

plastic alternatives in an effort to be more

eco-conscious. The use of hemp also supports

conserving natural resources when

used as a substitute for many wood-manufactured

products, like paper, rope, flooring

and other building materials.

There are many more benefits to

utilizing hemp for a greener planet and

CCF believes their contribution to a more

sustainable future is through organic hemp

farming. You can also help by choosing

products that are eco-friendly and sustain

our planet and resources.

CCF offers a variety of hemp-derived

products including full-spectrum extract,

pet supplement full-spectrum extract and

several variations of pre-roll, smokable

flower as well as clone specimens available

in cell trays, quarts or gallon sizes. Products

are not for sale to minors. Products can be

purchased online via the farm’s merchant

store or at local farmers’ markets such as

the Market at Cedar Point located at 1046

Cedar Point Boulevard, in Cedar Point.

For more information about organically

derived hemp and to purchase products, call

919-279-3385, email Sales@CrystalCoast or visit

See ads, pages 7.

August 2020


fit body

Mindful Walking

Meditative Steps for Well-Being

The health benefits of walking, such as stress reduction,

improved joint mobility, lower blood pressure and

increased oxygen, are well known, but walking or hiking

with a meditative focus offers some other unexpected perks.

Mindful walking that fosters focus on each step can combat

depression, anxiety and unhealthy food cravings by boosting

neurotransmitters. Studies from the University of Exeter, in

England, reveal that chocolate cravings and consumption are

reduced after just a 15-minute walk, and a German study found

overweight people that walked briskly for 15 minutes had less

desire for sugary snacks.

A 2016 study in Complementary Therapies in Medicine found

that meditative walking for 30 minutes three times a week reduced

arterial stiffness and the stress hormone cortisol in a 12-week

period. Individuals with Type 2 diabetes also had healthier blood

sugar levels. Further, the group that employed mindful walking

exhibited significant improvement compared to the control group

that engaged in regular, non-meditative walking.

Mindful Me-Time

by Marlaina Donato

Like seated meditation, meditative walking fosters mind-body

awareness that can nourish the spirit. “Some of the world’s

greatest artists, like Johann Sebastian Bach and William Blake,

were well aware of this, and spent much time on long walks

exploring their inner worlds,” says Reino Gevers, of Majorca,

Spain. The author of Deep Walking for Body, Mind and Soul, he

sees walking meditation as an invitation to tap into the bigger

matrix of life. “Deep walking, also pilgrimage walking, is spend-

ing time alone in nature to walk off the things that are weighing

heavy on your shoulders. These could be hurtful and traumatic

events like the loss of a family member, divorce or financial

loss. While practicing mindful walking, there is a reconnection

to the natural rhythm of life.”

Meditative walking calms the amygdala, the portion of the

brain that can become hyper-reactive from trauma and keep us

in the loop of anxiety. Introduced to meditative walking by a

spiritual teacher, Carolyn Sinclair, in Houston, found deep healing

from depression after a devastating divorce. “Even though

I knew tai chi, qigong and sitting meditation, I couldn’t lift my

head off the pillow, couldn’t sleep and wasn’t eating,” says Sinclair,

who relinquished all medications after six months of taking

mindful steps. Today, she blogs at and

attributes her capacity to feel joy and her improved emotional

resilience to the practice. “We cannot stay in sitting meditation

all day long, and life will always throw us a curve ball,” she

says. “Walking meditation allows us to be in the world, but not

attached to the chaos and drama. This form of meditation helps

train the mind to reside in the present moment during our

everyday activities.”

Resetting Body and Soul

Going for a mindful walk can cultivate sensory nuance, especially

to changing angles of sunlight and the dance of turning

seasons. Psychologist Hugh O’Donovan, in Cork, Ireland, the

author of Mindful Walking: Walk Your Way to Mental and

Physical Well-Being, says, “The body is a powerful instrument

of connection. It appears too simple, but this is a necessary

aspect of mindful walking for the beginner right through to the

more experienced practitioner. It is in this slowing down that

you begin to notice.” In 2015, he traversed the entire length

of his native country and was reminded, he says, that “In this

mindful walking space, the world can come alive at every sensory

level. You can see the colors, the textures, the contrasts, the

shade, the magic.”

Gevers concurs, “There is a major difference in just walking

for exercise and deep walking. When you do mindful walking,

you open your senses to the world around you. What do you

smell, hear and feel?”

Buddha Steps

Mindful walking begins with communing with each step, heel-totoe,

on Mother Earth. “The beauty of walking meditation is that

once it becomes a habit, we can bring it everywhere, naturally,”

emphasizes Sinclair.

O’Donovan, whose mantra is, “Show up, slow down and

notice”, inspires us all when he says, “You might think, ‘I’ve

seen grass a million times; I know grass,’ but this limits the

possibility to know in a deeper way. Grass is not just grass

when you walk mindfully.”

Marlaina Donato is a composer and body-mind-spirit author.

Connect at


22 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach

Tips on



From Carolyn Sinclair:

n Find a safe, quiet place to walk. A

park, your yard, in nature is best, but

you can even choose a mall before the

stores open.

n Set aside a specific amount of time

to walk and start with 10- or 15-minute


n Wear shoes and set your gaze about

12 to 15 feet angled toward the ground

in front of you. Relax. Keep arms and

shoulders loose; head and neck in


n Observe the smell of the earth, flowers

and trees. Feel the moisture in the air

and how it effects your skin; recognize

the temperature. Notice how you maintain

balance as you walk; how a rock

and uneven surfaces feel underfoot.

n Notice any tension without trying

to change it—just observe and avoid

analyzing, comparing or editing.

n Avoid headphones or music whenever

possible. With mindfulness, you

will be tapping into the music of your

sole/soul and experience peace and


n If you don’t have time to go out,

practice in the living room, going slowly

in a clockwise direction, or walk down a

hallway in your home or office.

Have you heard about the dangers of mold

in the media? Do you suspect that

it is present in your home? In the past,

having your home tested for allergens

and mold would cost thousands of dollars.

Not anymore! The examinair® allows you

to easily test up to three rooms in your

home and receive results within one week.





Could indoor MOLD


be making you SICK?

Test your air with the

examinair ® home test kit

Allergen & Mold Home Test Kit

Allergen Mold Home Test Kit

Order today!

866-743-8563 |



when you

advertise with us


August 2020


healing ways

mode. Cold-water soaks—preferably in

the morning—provide perks that include

boosting immunity and increasing

depression-zapping endorphins such as



Hot Baths Rejuvenate Body and Mind

Down to our very cells, water is the

foundation of life. In the ancient

Greco-Roman world, bathing

in hot mineral springs and cool saltwater

was a common ritual for better health, and

spaces dedicated to baths were considered

sacred. Stepping into a warm tub harkens

back to the safety of the womb while offering

abundant health benefits. Opting for a

bath instead of a shower can not only help

minimize headaches, insomnia, menstrual

cramps, depression and chronic pain, but

soothe a burnt-out nervous system. It can

also enliven stagnant blood and lymphatic

fluids, enabling metabolic waste to be carried

out of the body through perspiration.

“Hydrotherapy is used in many

natural health systems for a wide variety

of ailments from inflammation to nervous

system dysfunction and skin conditions.

Whether you have access to a bathtub or

not, there are many ways you can apply

these traditional practices to your own

self-care routine,” says Marlene Adelmann,

herbalist and founder of the Herbal

Academy, in Bedford,


Whether we step

into a full-body

by Marlaina Donato

tub or a foot basin, water is a balm for the

modern spirit bogged down by information

overload and world events. “Taking

time away in the sanctuary of warm water

allows us to slip into a different state of

mind and to release the energetic armor we

defend ourselves with, as well as recuperate

and heal internally,” says Kiva Rose Hardin,

herbalist and co-editor of Plant Healer

magazine, in New Mexico.

Insulin Sensitivity, Pain

and Depression

A good bath can lower chronic systemic

inflammation associated with osteoarthritis,

rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. It

can also impact how the body uses insulin.

A 2018 study published in the Journal of

Applied Physiology shows that immersion

in hot water counters low-grade inflammation

and increases glucose metabolism in

individuals unable to exercise.

Hot baths relax muscles by promoting

blood circulation through

the tissues and prompting the

nervous system into a calming


A Handful of Nature

The skin is our largest organ, and what

we put into the bath affects us from the

outside-in. Bentonite clay for detoxing

and Dead Sea salts for pain are great

choices. Studies going back to the 1990s

show significant, lasting effects of Dead

Sea salts on those with osteoarthritis of

the knee, as well as rheumatoid arthritis.

Fortifying the bath with Epsom salts,

evaporated sea salt or Himalayan pink salt

is highly beneficial. “Himalayan salt has 84

valuable trace minerals, including potassium,

magnesium and sodium. It draws out

toxins, cleanses the skin and helps cleanse

the body energetically,” says Hellen Yuan,

founder of the bath product company Hellen,

in Brooklyn.

Adding bundles of fresh or dried

herbs or snipping them into sachets can

strengthen immune response and provide

a welcome antidote to work-related stress.

“Aromatic herbs and essential oils are

inhaled through our olfactory system and

make a beeline to our brains, signaling that

it’s time to relax or feel energized,” says

Adelmann, who emphasizes practical common

sense. “Although flowers and leaves

floating in the tub make for lovely social

media posts, most household plumbing

cannot handle big, bulky plant material.

The simplest way to add herbs to a bath is

by making a super-concentrated tea.” Hardin

concurs, recommending fresh or dried

lavender, flowering goldenrod tops, holy

basil leaves (tulsi, Ocimum tenuiflorum) or

calendula blossoms.

Sacred Waters

Baths are good medicine for both genders.

“Men carry so much stress in their bodies

and typically hold in a lot of tension. A

good bath brew eases the muscles and

replenishes the mind and soul,” says Yuan.

Bathing can be the ultimate sacred

offering to the body. From her woodfired

outdoor tub at the edge of a starlit

mesa, Hardin advises, “Efforts need not be

Goran Bogicevic/

24 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach

Nataliia Melnychuk/

expensive or time-consuming. Just focused

intent will inherently return a sufficient

degree of sensuality, magic and beauty to

the bath.”

Marlaina Donato is the author of Multidimensional

Aromatherapy. Connect at

Essential Oils and

Safety Tips

From Hellen Yuan: Foot baths are a

great alternative to a full-body bath because

of the 72,000-plus nerve endings in

our feet and the six acupuncture meridian


From Marlene Adelmann: Essential

oils should always be properly diluted and

dispersed in oil,

thick aloe vera leaf

gel, Castile soap or a

dispersing agent such

as Solubol. Water,

alcohol and


are not

safe carriers,

as they

do not disperse

the essential oils.

For aromatherapy

bath salts, dilute essential

oils in a small amount of oil

before stirring into the salt. For

nut allergies, avoid almond oil.

Nourishing Additions

Add Zing to Bath Waters

Organic apple cider vinegar: 1 cup to a bath to balance skin pH levels, combat

yeast infections and soothe sunburn

Himalayan salt: ½ cup to bath water for acne, eczema and psoriasis

Dead Sea salts or sea salt: ½ cup to bath water for psoriasis and arthritis pain

Chamomile flowers or organic, dried rose petals:

1 extra-strong cup to bath water for relaxation and better sleep or use herbs gathered in a

muslin bag or sock and steep in the bath

Ginger: ½ cup shredded fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ginger powder to bath water for

increasing the body’s chi, boosting immunity and relieving pain. Follow-up with a

shower to rinse off perspiration (contraindicated in the presence of high blood pressure,

diabetes or a history of heart disease)

Epsom salts: ½ cup added to the bath to fortify magnesium and boost serotonin,

which can increase energy and stamina, decrease irritability and adrenaline, lower

blood pressure, increase concentration and improve sleeping habits

Essential oils: 5 to 7 drops mixed well into bath salts—lavender (for nervous system

support), eucalyptus or tea tree (congestion, colds, flu), geranium (adrenal and reproductive

hormonal support), pine or fir needle (adrenal and nervous system support)

Marlene Adelmann’s Go-to Bath Recipes:

Herbal Bath De-Stress Tea

¼ cup lemon balm leaves

¼ cup chamomile flowers

¼ cup peppermint leaves

¼ cup rose petals

Combine herbs together in a 2-quart jar. Pour 2 quarts boiling water over herbs and let

steep for 15 minutes. Strain tea and discard or compost herbs. Pour tea into bath and enjoy.


The heart and soul of any thriving community is comprised of local

business owners and right now, more than ever, THEY NEED US!

And we need them. Certainly, stressors are high and budgets are tight,

but when making needed purchases, COMMIT to shopping in person or

online at local, small businesses whenever you can.

Choose local markets, buy direct from local farmers and opt for

takeout from your favorite restaurant.

We need each other to stay balanced and healthy, supporting our

immune systems, our rest and renewal, and our environments. Check in with local specialists, retail stores and

practitioners about inventory and resources to support diet, stress and sleep, to optimize a healthy mind, body

and home.

Take care of our communities - THINK LOCAL, BUY LOCAL.

August 2020


calendar of events

NOTE: Visit for guidelines and to submit

entries online. Email Editor@ with questions.

Deadline for calendar/events: 12th of the month. Please call ahead to

confirm event times.

Due to COVID-19, events, classes and groups may take

place on modified schedules or in virtual formats. We

suggest confirming details with the host before attending.

Please also regularly visit our online calendar or

the social media pages and websites of your favorite

businesses for their updated schedules.

Saturday, August 1

Crystal Coast Farm at the Market at Cedar

Point – 9am-1pm. Check out our organically grown

hemp and more. Our Farm family is dedicated to

the craft of growing and producing top quality Cannabis

flower and CBD products. Each plant is hand

harvested, all buds are hand trimmed and inspected

for quality before packaged and processed. Free

admission. 1046 Cedar Point Blvd, Cedar Point.


Sugar & Gluten Sensitivity – 11am-12:30pm. With

Chris Poorten. Presentation on the effects of foods

on our body, mind, and spirit and how gluten and

sugar sensitivities develop. “Listen to your body”

and develop a better understanding. Cost: $20.

Blue Lagoon Wellness Center, 2720 Floral Pkwy,

Wilmington. 910-685-2765. BlueLagoonWellness

Monday, August 3

Indigo Mom’s – 6:30-8pm. With Michelle Wells of

Soal Star Intuitive Arts. Support group for magical

mamas and mamas of magical children of all ages

to come together in a safe space to learn, talk, share,

and ask questions for parent empathic or Indigo

children. Cost: $20. Blue Lagoon Wellness Center,

2720 Floral Pkwy, Wilmington. 910-685-2765.

Thursday, August 6

Angel Speak – 6:30-8pm. With Sheri Perbeck. Receive

channeled messages from the Angelic Realm

in a group setting from an Intuitive, Spiritualist

and Medium. You will learn about the Angels and

who is coming through to assist us now. Cost: $35.

Blue Lagoon Wellness Center, 2720 Floral Pkwy,

Wilmington. 910-685-2765. BlueLagoonWellness

Saturday, August 8

Saturday Psychic Mystic Karen – 10:30am-

3:30pm. Karen is an Intuitive, Vedic Palmist and

card reader. Karen has 23 years in the field of helping

and guiding people on their journey. Call or

drop in to receive guidance. Cost: $55/$100, 30/60

minutes. Blue Lagoon Wellness Center, 1202 Floral

Pkwy, Wilmington. 910-685-2795. BlueLagoon

Thursday, August 13

Woman’s Fellowship Circle – 6:30pm. Join us

for a chance to connect, encourage and support

each other in a safe, sacred space. Whatever is

challenging you right now: feelings of anxiety,

grief and loss or loneliness, it always feels good to

come together with others experiencing similar life

challenges. Bring beverage/snack. Cost: $15 cash.

Reservation required. Blue Lagoon Wellness Center,

Wilmington. 910-685-2795.

Diversity Matters Film & Dialog Series – 7-8pm.

Watch the featured documentary 13th on your own,

and then join Unity Myrtle Beach for the continuation

of its film and dialog series via Zoom; send

a request for your invitation via email to

Cost: Love Offering.

For more information visit

Saturday, August 15

Crystal Coast Farm at the Market at Cedar

Point – 9am-1pm. See August 1 listing. Cedar Point.

Saturday Psychic Michelle Wells – 10:30am-

3:30pm. My name is Michelle Wells I’m a mama

of 4 by day and an intuitive psychic, healer and

light worker well always! I am from New Jersey

but grew up in Florida. I realized at a very early

age that I was different. I sensed and saw things

other people didn’t. I just kind of “know” things

and sense spirit energy. It’s hard to put into words...

it’s just a knowing that I feel. I’ve used my ‘knowing’

and energy to heal family and friends before

I ever knew that was a thing. Cost: $50/$75/$110,

15/30/60 minutes. Blue Lagoon Wellness Center,

1202 Floral Pkwy, Wilmington. 910-685-2795.

Thursday, August 20

Diversity Matters Film & Dialog Series – 7-8pm.

See August 13 listing. Myrtle Beach.

Saturday, August 22

save the date

Access Bars Certification


Join Aubrey Lubeck for a full day and learn a

tool to create a better life for yourself. Sleep

better, fix relationships, break bad habits and

more. Call to RSVP. Cost: Call for details.

537 Vorlis Lane #301, Wilmington


Eileen & Great Oak Saturday Psychic - 10am-

3:30pm. Eileen was born Psychic; meaning she does

not need cards or tools to provide information from

the other side. She has the wonderful ability to be a

medium, loved ones that have passed over are able

come through and speak with you via Eileen. One

of the greatest pleasures a Psychic has is to help

others, to assist them in seeing what is real. Cost:

$75/$110, 30/60 minutes. Blue Lagoon Wellness

Center, 1202 Floral Pkwy, Wilmington. 910-685-


Thursday, August 27

Diversity Matters Film & Dialog Series – 7-8pm.

See August 13 listing. Myrtle Beach.

Saturday, August 29

Crystal Coast Farm at the Market at Cedar

Point – 9am-1pm. See August 1 listing. Cedar Point.

Beth Urban Saturday Psychic – 10am-3:30pm.

Elizabeth Urban of Oceanside Oracle has been

intuitive since was a child. The best way to describe

my services would be like someone took a

psychic, a medium, Tarot, and talking with your

BFF and then combined them into a mixer and hit

the BLEND button. Cost: $30/$60/$80, 30/45/60

minutes. Blue Lagoon Wellness Center, 1202 Floral

Pkwy, Wilmington. 910-685-2795. BlueLagoon

Sunday, August 30

Healing Fire Circle – 6-7:30pm. Join us for this

outdoor event held at BMWC sacred green space

(cancelled only if extreme weather conditions) We

will form a circle around a fire while we recite

prayers aloud for our Self-healing, our Community

healing and for Global Healing. RSVP as limited

to 25 people to honor social distancing. Cost: $15

cash. Blue Lagoon Wellness Center, 1202 Floral

Pkwy, Wilmington. 910-685-2795. BlueLagoon

plan ahead

Saturday, September 5

25 th Annual Orange Street ArtsFest – 10am-5pm.

The event is the largest arts festival in the Port City

and features more than 80 artists and $550 in prize

money. The event also includes live entertainment

and a variety of food. Please note: To keep vendors

and community safe, additional space has been

added between each vendor. Booth space numbers

have shifted due to these changes and there are fewer

indoor spots available. Free admission. Community

Arts Center, 120 2 nd St, Wilmington. 910-251-1788.

I have never in my life

learned anything from any

man who agreed with me.

~Dudley Field Malone

26 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach

Sunday, September 6

25th Annual Orange Street ArtsFest – 10am-5pm.

See September 5 listing. Wilmington.

Saturday, September 19 and

Sunday, September 20

save the date

5th Annual Native Plant Festival


This year’s festival will have an online component

and an outdoor component. Includes

a day of recorded presentations by local

horticultural experts, which you can enjoy

from home, as well as a physical component:

a self-guided tour of area nurseries that

sell native plants, starting with a tour of the

Native Plant Garden at the

New Hanover County Arboretum,

6206 Oleander Dr, Wilmington.



There’s always something to do at

ongoing events


Sunday Morning Circle – 9:30-10:30am. Via

Zoom. Unity Minister, Rev. Marilynn Mattox,

facilitates book dialog, “Happier Than God: Turn

Ordinary Life into an Extraordinary Experience,”

authored by Neal Donald Walsch. Zoom meeting

link, meeting

ID 883 3679 9360, password 066467. For

more information call 843-238-8516 or visit Unity

Sunday Service – 11am. Live Stream only thru

August. Music, meditation, message by Rev. Margaret

Hiller, M.A., licensed Unity Teacher, Spiritual

Leader, Unity Myrtle Beach; or other inspiring

guest speakers. Live stream on Unity Myrtle Beach

Facebook or recorded via YouTube afterwards.

For more information call 843-238-8516 or visit


Kure Beach Market – 8am-1pm. Through August.

Kure Beach Market features local fruits and

vegetables and handmade crafts. Well behaved

pets welcome. Free admission. Ocean Front Park

and Pavilion, 105 Atlantic Ave, Kure Beach. 910-


Tuesday Psychic – 10:30am-3:30-pm. My name is

Michelle Wells I’m a mama of 4 by day and an intuitive

psychic, healer and light worker well always! I

am from New Jersey but grew up in Florida. I realized

at a very early age that I was different. I sensed

and saw things other people didn’t. I just kind of

“know” things and sense spirit energy. It’s hard to

put into’s just a knowing that I feel. I’ve

used my ‘knowing’ and energy to heal family and

friends before I ever knew that was a thing. Cost:

$50/$75/$110, 15/30/60 minutes.


Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market – 8am-1pm.

Through December 2. Under the shaded Magnolia

trees on the front lawn of the plantation. The market

includes local fruits and veggies, dairy products,

meats and seafood, baked goods, and sweets, plus

arts & crafts, cut flowers, wine, and more. 10200

US-17 HWY 17, Wilmington. 910-686-9518.

Wednesday Psychic – 10am-3:30pm. A life-long

intuitive, Debbie focuses on bringing you the unique

divination style of Crystal Mapping Intuitive Readings.

Genuine crystals are dropped over a special

reading cloth to display your messages from your

guides. Choose full-hour 10 crystal, 5-stone or

3-stone readings. Cost: $50/$90, 30/60 minutes.

Blue Lagoon Wellness Center, 1202 Floral Pkwy,

Wilmington. 910-685-2795. BlueLagoonWellness

Book group via Zoom – 12:30-1:30pm. “Rising

Strong” by Brene Brown. Read, Dialog, Insights,

Community, Support. Love Offering. Zoom link:

09YRU1LYjFSV2t5aDZHYzNwQT09, Meeting

ID 827 2717 1650, password 118188. For more

information call 843-238-8516 or visit Unity




the self-empowerment ISSUE

Coming Next Month




plus: Adaptive Yoga

To advertise or participate in our next issue, call 910-833-5366

August 2020




community resource guide

Connecting you to the leaders in natural health care and green living in our

community. To find out how you can be included in the Community Resource

Guide, visit or call 910-833-5366.





Age-Defying Habits

Plus: Healthy Immune System

Cardiovascular Health

Plus: Regenerative Medicine




Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

Plus: CBD

Grassroots Climate Crisis Strategies

Plus: Healthy Home




Autoimmune Breakthroughs

Plus: Protein & Collagen Connection

Inspired Lifestyle Travel

Plus: Brain Health




Beyond Factory Farming

Plus: Gut Health

Biological Dentistry

Plus: Environmental Education




Emotional Well-Being

Plus: Adaptive Yoga

Stress Management

Plus: Joint Health




Personalized Diabetes Strategies

Plus: Skin Care

Creating Community & Connection

Plus: Spending Locally








Access Energy Services

Aubrey LUECK

Access Bars

Facelift & Body Process Practitioner

End of Life Specialist

630-292-0216 •

Offering Access Bars, Facelift

and Body process hands-on

method promoting energies to

flow, heal and repair. This energy

transformation modality, links

season wisdom, ancient knowledge,

and highly contemporary

pragmatic tools for positive change. Receiving

these holistic, non-invasive treatments will leave

you with a sense of peace and space; and a feeling

like there are more possibilities open to you. All of

life comes to me with ease, joy and glory.


Lumina Acu Clinic

Enhong “Ann” Yu, LAc

6781 Parker Farm Rd, Ste 130, Wilmington

910-256-3939 •

At our practice, we combine acupuncture

with traditional Chinese

herbal remedies to address a variety

of our patient’s needs. Dr.

Yu’s extensive training in both

Chinese and Western medicine in

China gives her a unique perspective

that allows her to deliver the best possible

care to all her patients.

Alternative Medicine

The Club at CamClinic

Nan Cameron, MSN, RN, LAc

1928 S 16th St, Wilmington

910-342-0999 •

Located at the Cameron Clinic of

Oriental Medicine, The Club increases

your treatment options utilizing

complementary alternative therapies.

We help you design a program

that meets your health and wellness

goals utilizing cutting-edge technology.

Let us be part of your team! See ad, page 19.

Bioidentical Hormone


Bio Symmetry

Dr. Chris A. Pate, MD

265 Racine Dr, Ste 102, Wilmington

910-399-6661 •

Are you experiencing any of the

following: muscle loss, weight

gain, night sweats, vaginal

dryness, low sex drive, memory

loss, mood swings, depression,

anxiety, erectile dysfunction? You

could have declining hormones

and benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for

both men and women. See ad, page 8.


Innate Health Family

Chiropractic & Wellness

Dr. Ada Aniniba, DC

14886 US Hwy 17N, Hampstead

910-406-1200 •

Dr. Ada Aniniba is a Max Living

Doctor at Innate Health Family

Chiropractic and Wellness. She

focuses on five essentials of health:

maximizing the mind, chiropractic,

nutrition, lean muscle and minimizing

toxins. Innate Health is a familycentric

practice open to patients of all ages. Corrective and

wellness care programs provide a primary source of

wellness, nutritional support, immunity and allergy support,

education, inspiration and fitness. See ad, page 11.


Stacey Ford, Reiki Master


Serving the greater Jacksonville area


Are you experiencing anxiety, grief,

PTSD, addictions? This non-invasive

energy healing helps balance your

energy system for any emotional,

physical, spiritual issue you may be

encountering. Offering sessions specializing

in Traditional Usui Reiki.

Call or email to schedule an appointment. Mention Natural

Awakenings and receive free intuitive reading at visit.

Your Business Directory Listing

Could Be HERE!

Call 910-833-5366

to Join Us Next Month!

28 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach


Shelton Herb Farm

340 Goodman Rd, Leland


Specializing in growing a

large variety of culinary

herbs, and grow seasonal

vegetable plants, heirloom

and native plants; butterfly

and bee plants. Open year-round with seasonal varieties.

Provide fresh-cut herbs, edible flowers and

microgreens to local restaurants, caterers and

home use. Also participate in local farmers’ markets,

garden shows and special events. Farm tours,

workshops and classes available. See ad, page 23.


Wilmington Holistic Dentistry

Dr. Jessica Shireman, DMD, AIOMT

6200 Oleander Drive, Wilmington


Dr. Shireman is excited to bring

holistic dentistry to Wilmington.

She and her family recently

relocated from Raleigh where she

had a holistic practice for 5 years.

She holds both SMART

certification and is accredited by

the IAOMT in safe-mercury removal and has a

unique, patient-based approach to dentistry. See ad,

page 5.



Lets Get Checked


Save 20% Code: Natural 20

Convenient at-home STD testing

with online results in a matter of

days. Accurate and reliable,

private and confidential, discreet

packaging along with a dedicated

medical support team available

24/7 to call and explain your

results and provide treatment options. See ads,

pages 3 and 19.

Education is the movement

from darkness to light.

~Allan Bloom


Origami Owl


Tell your story through customizable

jewelry. Origami Owl is a

leading custom jewelry company

known for telling stories through

our signature Living Lockets,

personalized Charms, Necklaces,

Bracelets and Earrings.




1001 S. Kerr Ave, Wilmington

A community metaphysical

shop supplying crystals,

tarot, incense, and local art

in a welcoming atmosphere

complete with coffee bar,

energy healers, intuitive

readers, and workshops to

help you learn and grow. Facebook/Instagram: @

MadameMeerkat. See ad, page 11.


Bliss Aesthetics Studio

Bonnie Briceno

4712 New Centre Drive, Wilmington


All-natural skin care services and

treatments using unique, naturally

corrective products for all types of

skin and ethnicities to treat all skin

care concerns; including fine lines

and wrinkles, dark spots, enlarged

pores acne and more! Permanent

makeup and lash extensions also available. Mention

Natural Awakenings for discount.

Natural Services

Willing Beauty


You don’t have to choose between safe & effective

skincare! We are a skin-loving beauty brand with

heart, created to inspire your life, celebrate your

beauty. We believe in simple, safer, better-for-you

formulas that harness the power of nature, deliver

proven results, and are fun to use. Our products

are free of parabens, sulfates, DEA, phthalates,

mineral oils, chemical sunscreens and synthetic

fragrances. Never tested on animals. Rewards

program available. See ad, page 4.


Sharon Meny, CNSF


Neurosculpting® is a 5-step

meditation process that aids in

releasing the grip of old patterns

and training the brain to create new

and more supportive patterns,

habits and behaviors. Classes

offered online and one-on-one inperson

sessions, as well as corporate and private

sessions. Currently accepting new clients. Mention

Natural Awakenings for discount.

If you don’t think every day is a

good day, just try missing one.

~Cavett Robert



1270 Surfside Industrial Park Dr

Surfside Beach

843-238-8516 •

Our uplifting mission of

prayer, service and education

enriches and transforms

lives. We are a spiritual

community of individuals

dedicated to knowing Self and knowing God, and

doing our part in supporting the emotional, mental

and spiritual well-being of children, individuals and

families on the Grand Strand. See ad, page 17.


717 Orchard Ave, Wilmington

910-763-5155 •

A positive path for spiritual

living committed to expanding

consciousness and

inspiring transformation,

Unity teaches a culturally

Christian and spiritually unlimited way of life.

Unity is an open-minded, accepting community

emphasizing practical, everyday application of

spiritual principles for more abundant and meaningful

living. Check Facebook and Meetup for

events. See ad, page 4.

You have power

unless you give it away.

~Mustafa Santiago Ali


Fee for classifieds is $25 (up to 20

words) + $1 per word over 20 words.

To place listing, email content to


com. Deadline is the 10th of the month.


Natural Awakenings is seeking aspiring

writers. Apprentice with us. Obtain

experience in interviewing. Receive guidance from

a professional editor. See your byline in print!

or call 910-833-5366 for more information.



DIGITAL MARKETING: We are seeking people

who are passionate about health and wellness

to sell advertising for Natural Awakenings

Magazine. And, tech savvy people who want to

help businesses grow with online target marketing

on big brand sites/Impressions Digital

Marketing; a division of Natural Awakenings.

A supplemental income (commission based).

Outside sales experience preferred. Please Call:

910-833-5366 or email: Publisher@Healthy

August 2020



Beacon Thermography, inc.

Shelly Laine


Thermography is a state-of-the-art,

radiation-free diagnostic tool which

creates a digital map of your body,

illustrating heat patterns that may

detect some condition or

abnormality using a scanning-type

infrared camera that measures your

body’s surface temperature. Thermography aids in the

detection and monitoring of many types of diseases

and physical injury. Multiple scanning locations

throughout the Wilmington area. See ad, page 9.


Lets Get Checked


Save 20% Code: Natural 20

Lets Get Checked home thyroid

test will provide a broad picture

of how your thyroid is performing

with online test results in

2-5 days. Biomarkers covered:

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

(TSH), Free Thyroxine (FT4),

Free Triiodothyronine (FT3),

Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TGAB)*, Thyroid Peroxidase

Antibodies (TPO/TPEX)*. Note: presence

of TGAB or TPEX antibodies can indicate thyroid

damage which can include autoimmune disorders.

See ads, pages 3 and 19.




Interested in a web


advertising? Get

results with our

Custom Target Model that offers 100% hyper-local

reach (circumvents cookies or ad blockers). 100%

Viewability and 100% Transparency. Receive

detailed monthly report that lists sites, impressions,

and click through rates (CTR). See ad on back cover.

wellness center

Blue Lagoon Wellness Center

Pat and Jo Zachry

1202 Floral Pkwy, Wilmington


Besides being one of

Wilmington’s Largest Emporium

Rock Shops with all your

Metaphysical needs, we offer

Energy Work, Chakra Balancing,

Reiki, Crystal Therapy, Massage,

CranioSacral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and Psychic

Readings. Many classes. Check Meetup and Natural

Awakenings online for listings. See ad, page 7.


Emporium Rock Shop

Victoria RP Chavez, Owner/Manufacturer

317 N Front St, Wilmington


Creating wellness paradigms for

mind, body and soul. Offering

vitamins, herbs, minerals,

specialty formulas, handmade

herbal remedies, fresh organic

juices, smoothies and salads, local

products and honey, over 100

varieties of teas, spices and herbs;

and also wellness therapies including reiki,

cognitive behavior therapy, ear candling,

hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming.

See ad, page 11.

Visiting Our


Be sure to mention

you found them in

30 SE North Carolina & Serving Myrtle Beach


Separate Yourself from

ALL OTHER Digital Marketing Products!

A New

Paradigm in

Local, Online


Get Your Ad in Front

of Consumers in Their

Own Community

100% Audience


100% Viewability

100% Website


Our Custom Targeting Model is a superior local online alternative

to cookie-based ads - it circumvents cookie/ad blockers,

targets big brand websites



Based on consumer

interests and

lifestyle affinities



Zip code/city/county

radius/longitude &

latitude targeting

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation:




Around a building,


shopping mall, any

advertiser that wants

a high concentration

of impressions in a

small GEO footprint

Partnered with

More magazines by this user
Similar magazines