Natural Awakenings Twin Cities July 2022

Read the July 2022 edition of Natural Awakenings Twin Cities magazine. This is our annual Food Connection Issue which features articles on healthy food movement, protecting our skin inside out, important events at each stage of digestion, great nature gym, flower power, pausing into the present moment, pollinator haven, eating grains to reduce inflammations, trying music and muscle relaxation to lower surgery anxiety and so much more! Be sure to check out our local content including News Briefs announcements, Community Resource Guide with providers throughout the metro who can meet your individual wellness needs, and all the happenings in the Calendar of Events. There is additional online-only content that can be found at NATwinCities.com.

Read the July 2022 edition of Natural Awakenings Twin Cities magazine. This is our annual Food Connection Issue which features articles on healthy food movement, protecting our skin inside out, important events at each stage of digestion, great nature gym, flower power, pausing into the present moment, pollinator haven, eating grains to reduce inflammations, trying music and muscle relaxation to lower surgery anxiety and so much more!

Be sure to check out our local content including News Briefs announcements, Community Resource Guide with providers throughout the metro who can meet your individual wellness needs, and all the happenings in the Calendar of Events. There is additional online-only content that can be found at NATwinCities.com.


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<strong>July</strong> is our annual Food Connection issue and this year, more than any year since I<br />

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Though I have been aware of the increasing prices in grocery stores for some time, the<br />

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or more, but have been drastically reduced in size. I empathize with families that were<br />

already struggling and are now just barely making it through.<br />

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ourselves and others through these trying times. Having made a commitment a few years ago<br />

to purchase as much as we can from local farms, we are doubling down on our efforts. Social<br />

media makes it much easier to locate the products we need, and as a resident of Minneapolis,<br />

we are blessed to have access to farmers markets throughout the surrounding area.<br />

To locate the services you need, do a simple search on Facebook for “Farmers Market”<br />

and your location. Visit the websites of the markets you find to identify their vendors, make<br />

your shopping list and know their hours. Learn how to can and freeze the produce you purchase<br />

so as not to waste any of these precious goods.<br />

If you are searching for quality meat and eggs, join the Farm Direct Minnesota group<br />

on Facebook. Local farmers share when they have goods for sale, and the prices are now<br />

comparable to what you might find in your local superstore. An added benefit is that we<br />

can help support a family here in Minnesota plus we get high-quality food for our families.<br />

Planting your own garden, whether in-ground or raised, can be a big investment, but<br />

there are ways to mitigate your costs. Straw bale gardening is quite economical and effective,<br />

and there are how-to videos on YouTube to teach you how to start preparing your<br />

bales so you can be ready for next year. This allows people with little space and bad soil to<br />

plant gardens that are easy to maintain and usable for two to three years before composting<br />

down to a beautiful soil for your container gardens.<br />

There are also highly effective ways to reduce our costs for health and beauty products,<br />

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6 news briefs<br />

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8 health briefs<br />

10 global briefs<br />

14 green living<br />

20 fit body<br />

22 conscious eating<br />

25 crossword puzzle<br />

26 calendar<br />

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news briefs<br />

Wisdom Listening<br />

Sessions Now<br />

Available<br />

Barb Ryan, of Wisdom Sister<br />

Studio, now offers wisdom listening<br />

sessions via Zoom. Reap the<br />

rich benefits of this rare experience<br />

with a caring presence who offers<br />

support as well as thought-provoking<br />

questions and observations to<br />

deepen understanding and insight.<br />

These sessions are for those who<br />

have yearned for a confidante who<br />

would not judge or influence their<br />

thinking or try to one-up them with their similar (or not) experience.<br />

“Sometimes we need to sort things out confidentially without undue input or<br />

influence from our loved ones,” explains Ryan. “Most times we need a caring presence<br />

to help us travel through periods of life that are challenging but not clinical. We gain<br />

insight and perspective and delve deeper into matters of our own heart and life.”<br />

Wisdom Listening meets all these needs in a simple online format. Ryan is a<br />

certified spiritual director, but conversations do not need to be solely spiritual. Topics<br />

are as wide-ranging as choosing a graduate school, considering a move for the<br />

family, talking to a spouse about being unsatisfied and frustrated in the relationship,<br />

to grief that is lasting longer than friends can endure.<br />

“I offered this service during the COVID quarantines that shuttered our<br />

studio,” says Ryan. “Clients found rich value in the support and connection that<br />

was provided. My focus is squarely on what is happening within the client, their<br />

experience, feelings and needs. It is a true gift and a rare experience to receive true<br />

listening where one holds space, asks thoughtful questions, explores possibilities<br />

and uncovers options.”<br />

Cost: $100 for a 50-minute session. For more information, visit WisdomListening.com.<br />

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Annette Rugolo<br />

Mount Shasta Virtual<br />

Retreat with Annette<br />

Rugolo<br />

Magic happens on Mount Shasta; it<br />

is one of the 24 enlightened mountains<br />

on the planet and home to Master<br />

St. Germaine. Many know it as “magic<br />

mountain” because of the transformations<br />

that happen there.<br />

Annette Rugolo is offering a virtual<br />

retreat, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on<br />

August 20. Participants will be guided<br />

in connecting with both the energy of<br />

the mountain and the wisdom of St.<br />

Germaine. Attendees will be supported<br />

in letting go of old fears and limitations.<br />

and opening to the incredible love and<br />

wisdom that is within. Participants will<br />

connect with their deepest essence and<br />

receive clear guidance for the next chapter<br />

of their lives.<br />

The retreat begins at the cleansing<br />

headwaters of the Sacramento River,<br />

continues on to the beauty and wonder<br />

of Panther Meadows, and ends at the top<br />

of the mountain. Throughout the retreat,<br />

participants will be led in powerful<br />

meditations where they will learn how<br />

to open to the messages of the mountain<br />

and expand their consciousness, to continue<br />

long after the day is over.<br />

Rugolo is an experienced spiritual<br />

guide with 20-plus years’ experience. She<br />

will guide participants to energetically<br />

connect with places on the mountain that<br />

will support them in receiving the wondrous<br />

gifts Mount Shasta has to offer. Join<br />

in and discover the magic within.<br />

Cost: Early registration through August<br />

10/$118; after/$148. For more information,<br />

visit AnnetteRugolo.com/calendar/.<br />

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usiness brief<br />

Summer Camp<br />

for Your Soul<br />

Summer camp brings fond memories of<br />

new connections and new experiences<br />

like canoeing or learning to make fire.<br />

There is something truly magical about being<br />

a part of a shared learning experience<br />

with others who are “all-in” as well.<br />

This is what compelled Transformational<br />

Life Coach and Life Mastery Teacher<br />

Nea Clare to create a virtual summer camp<br />

for adults—the Reset to Yes Reboot Camp.<br />

Beginning August 6, participants will<br />

gather at 6 p.m., every Monday evening, for<br />

10 weeks via Zoom. “The world is not the<br />

same as it was a few years ago, and many<br />

people are ready to set their dreams and<br />

passions into action,” explains Clare. “We<br />

need the time to understand what gets in<br />

our way of accomplishing our dreams and<br />

the tools to break past those obstacles.”<br />

Most people resist doing what it takes<br />

to make real and lasting change. Research<br />

shows that consistent practice, a supportive<br />

environment, and utilizing goals and<br />

milestones are key to successful change<br />

efforts. Clare felt that to be effective, this<br />

program had to incorporate all of these<br />

components, including one-on-one coaching,<br />

weekly lessons and assignments, biweekly<br />

group coaching and goal checking.<br />

“You must also have engaged support and<br />

guidance to see what is no longer working<br />

and try out new approaches,” shares Clare.<br />

“This is precisely why I came up with the<br />

Reset to Yes Reboot Camp.”<br />

Price: $497 (normally $997). For more<br />

information and to register, visit<br />

YeswardCoaching.com/a-reset-to-yes or<br />

email Nea@NeaClare.com. See ad page 30.<br />

The Story of SEEQ<br />

Two recent college graduates started their<br />

business and in just eight months have<br />

generated over $800,000 in revenue. Ben Zaver<br />

and Hannah Perez, of SEEQ, sell a new type<br />

of protein powder that mixes more like a juice<br />

rather than the traditional thick and milky protein<br />

options on the market.<br />

Zaver originally had the idea back in 2020<br />

when he was going to school to be a mechanical<br />

engineer. The longer he was in school, the more he realized that engineering was not the<br />

career path for which he longed, so he spent time trying different paths which led him to take<br />

an unpaid internship at a creative agency where he met Perez.<br />

Once Zaver’s internship at the creative agency was over, he finally landed on an idea he<br />

wanted to pursue. Having always hated the taste and texture of traditional thick and milky<br />

protein shakes, and not having heard much about a juice-like protein, he began reaching out<br />

to manufacturers to produce his own. What he thought would only take one month to launch<br />

ended up taking much longer. After a year of reaching out to hundreds of manufacturers, he<br />

finally found one that made a juice-like consistency that mixed well and did not have a chalky<br />

aftertaste. “I subjected dozens of my friends and family members to taste tests and went back<br />

to the creative agency to give Perez and the rest of the team samples,” shares Zaver. “This is the<br />

moment that Hannah was all-in on the idea and wanted to help out in any way possible.”<br />

Perez has a background in marketing and entrepreneurship and had her fair share of<br />

entrepreneurial ventures before jumping on board with SEEQ. In the past, she started an<br />

exterior painting business, ran a student-led business, and began her own digital marketing<br />

agency while working on launching SEEQ.<br />

SEEQ was officially launched on October 16, 2021, with just two flavors: Mango<br />

Pineapple and Strawberry Splash. The first shipment of over 4,000 bottles was delivered<br />

to Zaver’s parents’ home in Plymouth.<br />

Prior to launch, the pair knew TikTok would be a major key to their marketing strategy.<br />

They got their first viral video by filming live reactions of people trying their protein<br />

drink on the streets of Minneapolis. By staying consistent with their TikTok strategy, they<br />

were able to sell out of the first 4,000 units in just one month.<br />

One of the orders that came through was from a Jake Cuban, in Dallas, Texas. Zaver<br />

saw this name as he was packing orders and thought there was no way that it could be the<br />

address of investor Mark Cuban of Shark Tank fame. He was able to confirm that it was<br />

indeed Cuban’s address by entering it into Google Earth. Cuban ended up posting a video<br />

on his own TikTok, rating the product a 10/10.<br />

Having yet to place a second order, and with supply chain issues impeding production,<br />

the pair knew that products would not be available until last March, which meant<br />

they would be sold out for four months. This gave them time to create a solid business and<br />

marketing plan and secure a warehouse space so they could move out of the family garage.<br />

Pre-orders opened last January and sold out the second round of inventory before it<br />

was delivered in April. At that time, the third round of inventory was also delivered and<br />

included a new flavor called Blue Razz Freeze, which sold out in less than six hours. Since<br />

then, Zaver and Perez continue to make monthly purchase orders to mitigate being sold out<br />

for long periods of time. The team of two became a team of three when they hired Zaver’s<br />

younger brother, Will, to be the warehouse manager. They continue to grow at a rapid rate<br />

and are already outgrowing their current warehouse.<br />

SEEQ is releasing a new limited-edition flavor in <strong>July</strong> and plan to launch in retail in 2023. To<br />

learn more, visit SEEQSupply.com or on TikTok at @benzaver, @hanxperez, @seeqsupply.<br />

<strong>July</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />


health briefs<br />

Eat Grains to Reduce<br />

Inflammation and<br />

Liver Disease Risk<br />

Although most<br />

Americans eat<br />

only one-third of<br />

the recommended<br />

amount, nutrientrich,<br />

whole grains<br />

already have been<br />

shown to play a<br />

key role in safeguarding<br />

against<br />

obesity and metabolic<br />

syndrome.<br />

Two new studies<br />

establish their<br />

positive effect on<br />

cardiovascular and liver health, as well. Researchers<br />

from Columbia University that followed 4,125 older<br />

adults for 25 years found that lower inflammation and<br />

fewer cardiovascular incidents were correlated with<br />

higher amounts of fiber in the diet— particularly from<br />

wheat, barley, oats and other grains—rather than from<br />

fruits and vegetables. And a Chinese study in The Journal<br />

of Nutrition Researchers tested the blood of 1,880<br />

people, half of which had nonalcoholic fatty liver disease,<br />

to look for markers of whole grain consumption.<br />

The subjects that ate more whole grains had a significantly<br />

reduced risk of developing the liver disease.<br />

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Consider Herbs from<br />

Traditional Asian Medicine<br />

for Diabetes<br />

Diabetes is rampant<br />

in the world<br />

today, particularly<br />

in low- and<br />

middle-income<br />

countries, but it<br />

was also a health<br />

condition many<br />

centuries ago<br />

among Tibetan,<br />

Mongolian, Miao,<br />

Dai, Uygur and Yi<br />

people in East Asia.<br />

To identify which<br />

diabetes medicines<br />

were effective in those indigenous medical systems,<br />

Chinese researchers examined medical databases and<br />

ethnic medical books. They found evidence of 112 such<br />

medications—105 plant-based, six coming from animals<br />

and one with fungal origins. The most commonly used<br />

were Astragalus membranaceus, now available in many<br />

contemporary immune-system formulations; Pueraria<br />

lobata, known as arrowroot or kudzu, and considered<br />

an invasive plant in North America; and Coptis chinensis,<br />

Chinese goldthread, whose main compound, berberine,<br />

is used in the West to treat bacterial and viral infections.<br />

“Ethnic medicine has abundant resources in diabetes<br />

treatment and has excellent development prospects,<br />

which is worthy of further exploration and modern research,”<br />

conclude the authors.<br />

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Avoid Putting Toxic Materials In Your Mouth / Body!<br />

Doctors have said, “99% of Disease Starts In The Mouth,” How Is Your Oral Health?<br />

Holistic Dentistry is an<br />

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health & wellness program<br />

An approach to dentistry that<br />

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Dr. Laughlin has spent thousands of hours<br />

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chance to improve your oral health and<br />

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Practice Sitting Tai Chi to<br />

Recover from a Stroke<br />

Tai chi, an ancient<br />

Chinese martial art,<br />

typically involves<br />

moving the arms and<br />

feet in intricate, slow<br />

patterns, but a new<br />

study in the American<br />

Heart Association<br />

journal Stroke found<br />

that doing the hand<br />

and shoulder movements<br />

while sitting in<br />

a chair produced significant physical and mental benefits<br />

for stroke survivors. Researchers at the Yunnan University<br />

of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in China, found that after<br />

12 weeks of performing sitting tai chi, 69 stroke patients<br />

had better hand and arm function, better sitting balance,<br />

a wider range of shoulder motion, less depression and a<br />

better quality of life compared to 65 people in a standard<br />

stroke rehab program. More than half of those doing the<br />

sitting tai chi continued to practice it after the study ended,<br />

with continued improvement.<br />

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Surgery Anxiety<br />

Surgery often activates<br />

high levels of anxiety in<br />

patients, but a Chinese<br />

pilot study of 116 women<br />

undergoing operations<br />

for gynecological cancer<br />

found that simple strategies<br />

dubbed “expressive<br />

arts therapy” can help. In<br />

the study group, women<br />

were encouraged to dance<br />

and do handicrafts while<br />

listening to music the day before the surgery. They practiced<br />

progressive muscle relaxation and listened to music<br />

immediately after the surgery, and on the day before their<br />

release, they were invited to write and draw to express<br />

their emotions. The researchers found that women in the<br />

therapy group experienced significantly less anxiety during<br />

their operations than women in a placebo group, although<br />

the effects didn’t continue after discharge. Ninetyeight<br />

percent of the women found the therapy beneficial.<br />

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global briefs<br />

Murky Waters<br />

Deep-Sea Mining is the New Frontier<br />

Whether mining<br />

the ocean floor<br />

will be allowed to<br />

proceed and the<br />

minerals obtained<br />

there play a role in<br />

supply chains of<br />

the future is one of<br />

the biggest decisions<br />

of resource<br />

governance today.<br />

The seabed holds a<br />

vast quantity of mineral resources, yet is also one of the last<br />

pristine areas on the planet. A new white paper published by<br />

the World Economic Forum, Decision-Making on Deep-Sea<br />

Mineral Stewardship: A Supply Chain Perspective, has found<br />

that significant knowledge gaps make it hard to predict the<br />

scale of the potential effect, and decisions made now about<br />

mineral stewardship will have lasting effects for generations.<br />

The World Bank and the International Energy Agency<br />

forecast a multifold increase in the demand for key metals<br />

used for decarbonization, many of which are found in<br />

mineral deposits in the deep seabed, but some organizations<br />

and more than 600 scientists have called for a pause<br />

or total ban on the exploitation of these minerals. Positive<br />

factors such as increased metal supply, wider use of<br />

decarbonization technologies and benefits to countries<br />

from extraction royalties must be considered against the<br />

generation of sediment plumes, noise from extraction and<br />

impacts on the seafood industry.<br />

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Squawk Talk<br />

City Lights are Tough on Birds<br />

Using satellite<br />

maps and radar<br />

to estimate the<br />

number of migratory<br />

birds streaming<br />

across the night<br />

sky, Chicago tops<br />

the list of cities<br />

where birds face<br />

the most danger<br />

from light pollution<br />

in both spring<br />

and fall. North America hosts about 3 billion fewer birds<br />

today than in 1970, according to a 2019 analysis published<br />

in Science. The causes include light pollution, climate<br />

change, vanishing habitat and pesticides. Scientists believe<br />

the combination of factors could lead many abundant<br />

bird populations toward extinction.<br />

For example, Cornell University ornithologist Andrew<br />

Farnsworth found that the seven annual Tribute in Light<br />

twin towers anniversary memorials on September 11 that<br />

project intense beams of light into the night sky attracted<br />

an average of more that 1 million birds. Within the first 20<br />

minutes of each event, up to 16,000 birds crowded into<br />

a tight radius. Bird conservationists listen for disoriented<br />

chirps and if too many are circling aimlessly in the beams,<br />

the lights are turned off.<br />

BirdCast incorporates large-scale weather radar and machine<br />

learning to forecast the exact nights when hundreds<br />

of millions of migratory birds will arrive over U.S. cities. The<br />

team sends the data to conservationists and policymakers to<br />

help the birds by dimming lights along the way.<br />

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Chow Time<br />

Attitudes Changing Toward Animal Rights<br />

A new survey by the University of Exeter published in Social Psychological<br />

and Personality Science shows that children differ dramatically from adults in<br />

their moral views on animals. Researchers asked a group of 479 children and<br />

adults ages 9 to 11, 18 to 21 and 29 to 59 about the moral status and treatment<br />

of farm animals (pigs), pets (dogs) and people. The youngest participants<br />

said that farm animals should be treated the same as people and pets,<br />

and think eating animals is less morally acceptable than do adults. The two<br />

older groups held more traditional views.<br />

The findings suggest that speciesism, the moral imperative that gives<br />

different value to different animals, is learned as we become socialized. Dr.<br />

Luke McGuire says, “Humans’ relationship with animals is full of ethical double standards. Some animals are beloved<br />

household companions while others are kept in factory farms for economic benefit. Dogs are our friends, pigs are food.”<br />

McGuire notes, “If we want people to move towards more plant-based diets for environmental reasons, we have to<br />

disrupt the current system somewhere. For example, if children ate more plant-based food in schools, that might be more<br />

in line with their moral values, and might reduce the normalisation towards adult values that we identify in this study.”<br />

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Protect the Largest<br />

Organ from the<br />

Inside Out<br />

by Chelsea Kazmierczak-Goethel<br />

The skin is the largest yet possibly most misunderstood organ of the human body.<br />

Skin cancer has become increasingly prevalent in the modern world. In the United<br />

States, there are more new cases of skin cancer each year than breast, prostate,<br />

lung and colon cancer combined. Unfortunately, nearly half of Americans who live to the<br />

age of 65 will deal with skin cancer at some point in their lives.<br />

These shocking statistics are accompanied by an increasing worry about sun exposure<br />

and a suncare product market that grows each year. The consequence of strictly<br />

limiting sun exposure comes with its own concerns. Those who actively avoid all sun<br />

exposure are more likely to be deficient in the critical nutrient vitamin D, which may<br />

increase immune system dysfunction and loss of bone density. All of this has many wondering<br />

what can be done to protect the body’s largest organ from the inside and out.<br />

Externally, using sunscreen may seem like the obvious answer. Recent data has<br />

demonstrated that this solution can present its own health concerns. In 2019, the U.S.<br />

Food & Drug Administration's update on sunscreen safety classified only two commonly<br />

used ingredients as safe and effective. Many of the main ingredients used in sunscreen,<br />

including oxybenzone, homosalate and avobenzone, are considered endocrine-disrupting<br />

and potentially carcinogenic. Studies show that these chemicals are absorbed into the<br />

bloodstream after one application and can persist for up to three weeks at concentrations<br />

that surpass the established safety threshold.<br />

For outside-in protection during peak exposure, consider the following safer brands<br />

of sunscreen: All Good, BeautyCounter, Kabana Organic, or Raw Elements. Check out the<br />

Environmental Working Group (ewg.com) for in-depth safety ratings on a wide variety of<br />

options. Staying hydrated, wearing a wide brim hat along with light, long-sleeved clothing<br />

and finding shade are also protective options. For optimum vitamin D production, aim for<br />

10 to 20 minutes of early to midday sun exposure before layering on the sun defenses.<br />

Internally, the health of the skin is immensely impacted by dietary habits. Avoiding<br />

or limiting foods that promote inflammation and oxidation can have a positive impact<br />

on cancer, cardiovascular and neurological health outcomes. Inflammatory oils such as<br />

vegetable and soybean oil, fried foods, processed carbohydrates and foods with added<br />

sugar are detrimental to health and should<br />

be replaced.<br />

Eating for skin health aligns with<br />

eating for overall health and wellness.<br />

Sources of healthy fat, including fatty fish,<br />

avocados and walnuts supply omega-3 fatty<br />

acids and vitamin E, making them potent<br />

anti-inflammatory foods. Green tea, dark<br />

chocolate and berries are great sources of<br />

antioxidants which help reduce the oxidative<br />

stress and cellular damage caused by<br />

free radicals.<br />

Specific to skin, the old adage “eat the<br />

rainbow” stands the test of time. The majority<br />

of protective antioxidants are found<br />

in richly colored produce. Deep orange<br />

foods like carrots, mangoes, sweet potatoes<br />

and squash contain beta-carotene.<br />

Rich in lutein, kale, collards and spinach<br />

benefit skin and eye health. Tomatoes,<br />

watermelon and guava pack a punch of<br />

lycopene which provides sun and cardiovascular<br />

protection. This summer, aim<br />

to consume ample brightly colored fruits<br />

and vegetables as a key component of skin<br />

health and sun protection.<br />

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Oakdale, uses a targeted approach to assess<br />

states of malnutrition, toxicity and other<br />

causes of ill health. Their highly trained and<br />

experienced nutrition practitioners specialize<br />

in creating customized dietary and<br />

supplemental plans to improve the health<br />

of their patients. From minor symptoms<br />

to serious health concerns, the expertise of<br />

their holistic practitioners can make a major<br />

difference in reaching one’s health goals.<br />

Chelsea Kazmierczak-<br />

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holistic practitioner at<br />

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Important Events<br />

at Each Stage of<br />

Digestion<br />

by Keri Barron<br />

Obtaining nutrients from food involves both digestion and absorption, which are<br />

critical for healthy metabolism. Digestion is the process of breaking down food<br />

into pieces from which nutrients can be absorbed into the body and dispersed<br />

to tissues as needed. Digestion also involves removing the waste, which is anything the<br />

body cannot use.<br />

Digestion begins in the mouth with the mechanical breakdown of food through<br />

chewing, followed by chemical breakdown by enzymes found in saliva. From the mouth,<br />

the bolus, or chewed food, will travel to the stomach, where it encounters a highly acidic<br />

environment. The stomach contains digestive enzymes that begin to degrade whole food<br />

pieces into basic components that can be absorbed.<br />

Next, the contents from the stomach, called chyme, enter the small intestine. As they<br />

travel, secretions from the liver, pancreas<br />

and gallbladder aid in digestion through the<br />

release of digestive juices that help further<br />

break down food. The majority of nutrients<br />

are now able to be absorbed throughout the<br />

small intestine. Folate, iron and vitamin D 3<br />

are absorbed in the duodenum portion of<br />

the small intestine, while the jejunum is the<br />

site of absorption for sugars, amino acids<br />

and fatty acids. Finally, the ileum is critical<br />

for fluid and vitamin B 12<br />

absorption.<br />

While most of the absorption of nutrients<br />

occurs in the small intestine, the large<br />

intestine houses very important microbiota<br />

that constitute part of the gut microbiome.<br />

These bacteria are critical to the health of<br />

the entire body, and can use food components<br />

that are non-digestible by intestinal<br />

cells such as dietary fiber. Maintaining a<br />

healthy microbiome provides benefits to<br />

the brain, immune system and many other<br />

parts of the body. The large intestine is also<br />

the location for absorption of sodium and<br />

potassium, as well as reabsorption of water.<br />

Leaving the large intestines, the remaining<br />

byproducts of food that were not digested<br />

or absorbed are eliminated via defecation.<br />

The breakdown and digestion of<br />

foods is a highly complex and regulated<br />

task, orchestrated by several organs. To<br />

keep the digestive tract running smoothly,<br />

focus on consuming a whole food,<br />

plant-based diet and obtaining adequate<br />

sleep and physical activity.<br />

Keri Barron, Ph.D. is the scientific nutrition<br />

writer for Standard Process. For more<br />

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Aimée Code has stopped trying to grow roses in her Eugene, Oregon, backyard,<br />

where the ground is too muddy for them to flourish. If we stick to plants that do<br />

well in our own region, they’ll be less susceptible to disease and pests, and we<br />

won’t need to use dangerous chemicals in our gardens, says the pesticide program director<br />

at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.<br />

Code works to preserve invertebrate species that are threatened by habitat loss, climate<br />

change and pesticides. “Many of these animals provide valuable services,” she says. “Solitary<br />

wasps feed their young certain caterpillars that we consider pests because they eat our<br />

crops. Riverbed mussels filter our water. Stone flies help break down organic matter. Bees<br />

are effective pollinators, helping to sustain our most nutritious food sources.”<br />

U.S. bees are declining at alarming rates, thanks in part to neonicotinoids and other<br />

harmful pesticides, Code reports. The good news is that a few gardening modifications<br />

can provide food and safe haven for beneficial invertebrates, while keeping our families<br />

(and pets) free from scary chemicals.<br />

Gardening Tips from Aimée Code<br />

Create a resilient garden with hardy, native plants that invite both pollinators and natural<br />

enemies like solitary wasps, lacewings and hoverflies, which help control pest populations.<br />

Use restraint when trimming plants or clearing debris. Many bees create nests inside<br />

pithy stems and downed wood or underneath<br />

bunch grasses and fallen leaves.<br />

Develop a greater tolerance for weeds,<br />

embracing a slightly wilder garden aesthetic.<br />

Avoid using herbicides by mulching<br />

and manually pulling weeds before they go<br />

to seed.<br />

A few pests in the vegetable garden are<br />

okay, as long as they don’t harm overall<br />

production. Search online for nonchemical<br />

solutions by vegetable type and<br />

location. As in farming, try rotating crops<br />

or look into companion planting to learn<br />

which plants work well together. Ensure<br />

the soil has what each plant needs. For<br />

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Pesticides address the symptom rather<br />

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underlying cause, so the problem will likely return. Even so-called<br />

“reduced risk” products contain concerning chemicals for pollinators.<br />

Always try non-chemical solutions first. For example, instead<br />

of applying a fungicide to address powdery mildew, water the<br />

affected plant less and prune it to improve air flow.<br />

Eco-Friendly Pest Management<br />

According to Ryan Anderson, community integrated pest<br />

management manager at the IPM Institute of North America,<br />

“Chemicals should only be used in a lawn or garden as a last<br />

resort, and even then, only the least amount of the least harmful<br />

product.” For reduced-risk and organic product lists, visit<br />

Tinyurl.com/EPAPesticideList and MidwestGrowsGreen.org.<br />

Anderson laments the rampant overuse of noxious products, including<br />

glyphosate and 2,4-D, which are classified as probable and<br />

possible carcinogens, respectively, by the International Agency for<br />

Research on Cancer; commercial fertilizers that lead to nitrogen<br />

and phosphorus runoffs, threatening marine wildlife; and pyrethroid<br />

insecticides for mosquito control, which kill most insects.<br />

He champions sustainable measures, starting with a reduction<br />

of turf grass. “People like sitting on their lawn, but try keeping it<br />

as minuscule as possible and plant native plants which require less<br />

maintenance,” he says. “Make sure you’re not planting grass where<br />

grass doesn’t want to grow.”<br />

Consider an eco-lawn with micro-clover in the mix, Anderson<br />

advises. “Clover recycles nitrogen and stays green in drought conditions,<br />

so you don’t have to fertilize or water, and you only need<br />

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Lawn Care Strategies from Ryan Anderson<br />

For weeds, the best defense is a dense, deeply rooted, turf grass<br />

system that will out-compete for air, water, nutrients and sunlight.<br />

Aerate the lawn in the fall by removing narrow, three-to-sixinch-deep<br />

cores and leaving them on the soil. After a day or two,<br />

mow the cores over to return nutrients to the soil. Spread turf<br />

seed over bare-soil areas and over the entire lawn whenever aeration<br />

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Mow less often and as high as<br />

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Pandemic Trends are Shaping Better Local Food Systems<br />

by Bob Benenson<br />

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Like so much else on the planet, the two-year coronavirus<br />

pandemic turned the health food world upside-down.<br />

“I found myself thinking real dystopian and wondering<br />

if people would be able to survive if grocery stores crumbled,”<br />

recalls Diana Mondragón, of Rockford, Illinois. “That scary<br />

thought train reminded me that I want to learn how to be more<br />

self-sustainable.” Her once-occasional drop-bys to farmers markets<br />

are now an essential weekly ritual. “I want to support local<br />

farmers and food producers to help communities grow stronger<br />

and healthier,” she says.<br />

When the long supply chains of the conventional food system<br />

became disrupted, many Americans found themselves feeling<br />

insecure about food availability for the first time in their lives.<br />

The industrialized<br />

food system that had<br />

operated so efficiently<br />

for many generations<br />

had relied on long and<br />

complicated supply<br />

links; when they broke<br />

down or became gridlocked,<br />

the result was<br />

empty supermarket<br />

shelves and long waits<br />

for home deliveries.<br />

Add the economic<br />

repercussions and job<br />

losses, and about one<br />

in nine households<br />

lacked enough nutritious<br />

food to sustain<br />

a healthy life, report<br />

researchers from New<br />

York University.<br />

Faced with the<br />

system’s shortcomings,<br />

a noteworthy outcome<br />

has been a surge in<br />

demand for healthier<br />

food production using<br />

sustainable and humane<br />

practices. Unable<br />

to drop by a nearby<br />

grocery store and get<br />

whatever they wanted<br />

whenever they wanted<br />

it, many consumers<br />

began buying locally grown produce for both practical and<br />

environmental reasons. After two high-growth decades, farmers<br />

markets initially took a hit during pandemic closures, but they<br />

have since bounced back with renewed energy. A wide range of<br />

innovative solutions are being pursued by e-commerce entrepreneurs<br />

and food-equity advocates to get healthier local food into<br />

more hands and more neighborhoods.<br />

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Surging Concerns<br />

Sales of natural and organic products in the U.S. grew by about<br />

10 percent in 2020, the year of the COVID-19 outbreak, and by<br />

another 8 percent in 2021, reports SPINS, a Chicago-based data<br />

research firm, in Nutrition Business Journal. Sales growth in that<br />

sector was six to seven times larger than for conventional products,<br />

which experienced barely any sales growth at all.<br />

Helping spur the trend, cheap food at supermarkets isn’t so<br />

cheap anymore, making organic food look better by comparison.<br />

The research company Data Weave reported in March that<br />

conventional food prices jumped by 11 percent in the previous 12<br />

months of the pandemic, while prices for organic food increased<br />

by a relatively modest 2 to 4 percent.<br />

The price pressures on conventional food “will continue to<br />

go up rapidly,” says Matt Tortora, co-founder of WhatsGood, a<br />

Rhode Island-based food e-commerce company. “The war between<br />

Russia and Ukraine is going to exacerbate that issue. And it<br />

seems like most of what’s going on in the world is going to affect<br />

our global supply chains even further, and in more profound ways<br />

than just our gas pump.”<br />

Food-to-Table Creativity<br />

The dominance of supermarkets and big-box stores in the years<br />

following World War II greatly diminished supply and demand of<br />

farm-fresh local food. A back-to-the-future trend that started taking<br />

hold a generation ago spurred a five-fold increase in the number<br />

of farmers markets across the nation, along with a proliferation<br />

of farms selling community supported agriculture subscriptions<br />

that delivered weekly batches of fresh produce to members.<br />

These increased sales enabled many small farmers to offset the<br />

body blow from business lost due to pandemic-related restaurant<br />

shutdowns; a number of them thrived, with record sales.<br />

The signs for the <strong>2022</strong> outdoor market season have been encouraging.<br />

Green City Market, widely regarded as Chicago’s premier<br />

farmers market, reported more than 13,000 visitors in a six-hour<br />

span on May 7, even though the weather was still on the cool side<br />

and few spring crops were in season after a chilly and wet April.<br />

At the same time, a previously little-used conduit for local health<br />

food sales—e-commerce—shows signs of spurring long-term<br />

growth. Some individual producers nimbly built out their webbased<br />

product sales by also providing home delivery, previously<br />

a rarity in the local food scene. For example, the e-commerce<br />

site Avrom Farm (AvromFarm.com), of Ripon, Wisconsin,<br />

sells not only its own products, but also goods from other farmers,<br />

and Three Sisters Garden, of Kankakee, Illinois, which raises<br />

specialty vegetables, has converted entirely to e-commerce and<br />

home delivery.<br />

Taking this concept to the next level is WhatsGood, which<br />

in 2014 began providing home delivery and pickup services for<br />

farmers markets in several cities. In the pandemic, the company<br />

became a lifeline to connect farmers with consumers at a time<br />

when stay-at-home orders and social distancing concerns hampered<br />

or closed farmers markets.<br />

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Late last year, WhatsGood introduced a new business<br />

model that bypasses farmers markets to allow consumers<br />

to order goods online directly from farmers for home delivery.<br />

SourceWhatsGood.com now operates in 21 states. Tortora estimates<br />

that demand for local food is about 12 times greater than it<br />

was before the pandemic, even as supermarkets again start stocking<br />

more faraway-grown, conventional produce.<br />

Even Better for the Planet<br />

While the pandemic created a sense of urgency about healthier<br />

eating, it also elevated concerns about the health of the living<br />

environment. An April <strong>2022</strong> study issued by New York University’s<br />

Stern Center for Sustainable Business found that products<br />

specifically marketed as sustainable had a 17 percent share of<br />

the market for consumer-packaged goods, up from 13.3 percent<br />

in 2015. Nearly half of all products introduced in 2021 touted<br />

sustainability benefits, up from 28 percent in 2017. Organic food<br />

sales in 2021 amounted to $51 billion; 30 years earlier, that market<br />

was estimated at a mere $1 billion, says the SPINS report.<br />

Now there is growing support to take stewardship of the<br />

land to the next level through regenerative agriculture practices<br />

which focus on building and maintaining the health and<br />

biological vitality of the nation’s soils, and in some cases, means<br />

restoring soils stripped of their vitality by conventional farming<br />

practices. It has been most heavily promoted by the Rodale<br />

Institute, based in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, which has developed<br />

standards for a Regenerative Organic Certified food label.<br />

The sustainability issue resonates deeply with people like<br />

Katlin Smith, founder and CEO of Chicago-based Simple Mills,<br />

a 10-year-old company that’s widely recognized as the preeminent<br />

natural baking mix brand nationally. “I started the company<br />

after seeing what a huge impact food has on all of our bodies,<br />

and I realized how much we had processed the heck out of our<br />

food. And it was really undermining people’s health,” she says.<br />

In the last two years, the company has expanded its focus<br />

to work with farmers to improve soil health and biodiversity,<br />

and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It recently joined forces<br />

with the frozen smoothie company Daily Harvest and glutenfree<br />

frozen pizza maker Capello’s to advance regenerative soil<br />

practices in almond growing. “Regenerative agriculture is really<br />

just growing food in a way that leans into nature and builds a<br />

healthy ecosystem for all who are involved,” says Smith.<br />

Supplying Underserved Communities<br />

Local food communities around the country are also playing<br />

an increasingly dynamic role in addressing food equity, access<br />

and security issues. Less than a decade ago, fewer than half of<br />

all farmers markets nationwide accepted federal Supplemental<br />

Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for purchases. Today,<br />

backed by U.S. Department of Agriculture funding, most do,<br />

with many markets accepting state-backed debit cards. To further<br />

increase access to locally produced food for lower-income<br />

families, many states provide matching shopping funds up to<br />

a certain limit, as do programs run by nonprofit organizations<br />

such as California’s Market Match and Double Up Bucks, run<br />

by the Michigan Fair Food Network.<br />

To get healthy produce to people that live in urban “food<br />

deserts”, nonprofits are pioneering creative approaches. The<br />

Urban Growers Collective operates eight farms on 11 acres of<br />

land on Chicago’s Southside that combine education, training<br />

and leadership development with the growth of organic crops,<br />

which are then driven in a “Fresh Moves” bus to local community<br />

and health centers, and churches. Founded by food justice<br />

advocates Laurell Sims and Erika Allen, the Collective worked<br />

with a coalition of nonprofits during the pandemic to deliver<br />

boxes of free food to households in underserved neighborhoods<br />

across the city. The pandemic “forced us to do some of the<br />

things we’d been talking about, but said we don’t have time yet.<br />

We just dived in,” Sims says.<br />

The dramatic impact of the COVID-19 crisis drove up<br />

local interest in the Collective’s community gardens, with the<br />

number of volunteers jumping from 10 to 50. “It made a lot of<br />

people realize this ain’t no joke. People close to us were passing<br />

away,” says farm manager Malcolm Evans, who started volunteering<br />

for the Collective a decade ago as a teenager growing<br />

up in a nearby public housing project. “People wanted to really<br />

know how to grow food. We’ve been doing it for years, trying<br />

to bring this to folks’ attention. Everybody needs to understand<br />

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Summer is the prime time to skip the gym and exercise in the fresh air. Studies show<br />

that outdoor workouts improve mental well-being and result in greater feelings of<br />

revitalization, increased energy and positive engagement. Exercising in nature can<br />

reduce stress levels even more than being indoors and can make a workout seem easier.<br />

Many outdoor activities are free or lowcost,<br />

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Outdoor Safety<br />

There are a few factors to keep in mind<br />

when moving an exercise routine outside.<br />

Be sure to drink plenty of water, as the<br />

warmer temperatures can cause increased<br />

sweating and dehydration during exertion.<br />

Products like hydration packs provide<br />

an insulated way to easily carry water<br />

hands-free during a workout. While some<br />

exposure to vitamin D is beneficial, sun<br />

protection is essential as harmful UV rays<br />

can cause the skin to burn and lead to<br />

melanoma. The Skin Cancer Foundation<br />

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sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or<br />

higher and reapplying it every two hours.<br />

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boost the immune system. Research suggests<br />

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As a weight-bearing exercise, running helps<br />

build strong bones and protects against<br />

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the risk of heart disease and lower the resting<br />

heart rate. Long- distance running is stellar<br />

for cardiovascular endurance, while sprinting<br />

is a quick way to jumpstart weight loss.<br />

Running clubs all over the country can help<br />

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and motivation when the couch is calling.<br />

Biking<br />

Cycling is easy on the joints, can help<br />

improve balance and is a great low-impact<br />

cardio workout. Biking can be done solo or<br />

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Yoga<br />

Classes in yoga and Pilates, traditionally<br />

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while practicing deep breathing or moving through asanas. The ambient warmth allows<br />

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to practice outside, and taking in the surroundings will heighten a mindfulness practice.<br />

Water Sports<br />

Canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding can be done on any kind of open water, including<br />

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Urban Fitness<br />

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Fruits, leaves, stems and roots are commonly<br />

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For larger blooms like sunflowers, Capelle recommends pulling<br />

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Capelle also loves chamomile for its distinctive, apple-like<br />

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taste like cloves. “Nasturtiums are another super defender in the<br />

garden, with a delicious peppery flavor and nice orange pop of<br />

color in a salad,” she adds.<br />

“Flowers brighten any dish up, especially hors d’oeuvres, omelets<br />

and soups. Pea soup is an ugly soup, but sprinkle some microgreens<br />

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and microgreens in 24 greenhouses, including a microgreen blend<br />

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herbs, the plant will grow better and last longer,” Bell adds.<br />

Flowers like wild violets, chive blossoms and common milkweed<br />

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purple hues that power up salad dressings. Bell also likes to dry<br />

chive flowers to use year-round. “They are a nice purple sprinkle<br />

to add to dishes when things are boring in winter,” she says.<br />

Marie Viljoen, a New York City forager, chef and author of<br />

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tree flowers like magnolia and black locust, into her hyperlocal,<br />

seasonal meals.<br />

Even common garden roses can add a delicious dimension to<br />

dishes and drinks, according to Viljoen. “I like to ferment roses<br />

into a simple soda, using organically grown rose petals, honey<br />

or sugar and tap water. It’s ready within a few days, or else you<br />

can leave to ferment a few months to make a sipping vinegar,”<br />

she says. “You can also combine really fragrant rose petals with<br />

a neutral honey like clover, then strain after a few days for a rose<br />

water essence you can add to yogurt or other dishes.” Viljoen also<br />

uses rose petals as edible garnishes for deviled eggs or as edible<br />

plates for goat cheese balls on her gourmet picnics.<br />

Some flowers are for the eyes only, however. Many can be<br />

poisonous, so it’s important to ensure a particular species is edible<br />

before digging in. Viljoen also advises carefully distinguishing<br />

between poisonous lookalikes when foraging: A delicious<br />

daylily and a toxic true lily look similar, but are in different plant<br />

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by Barb Ryan<br />

“ To live in the present moment is a miracle.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh<br />

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Merriam-Webster defines the verb pause: (1) to stop temporarily; and (2) to linger for<br />

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to 10 is a way to pause which creates space, mental distraction and comfort when under<br />

The Deep Breath<br />

Take a single deep breath filling the torso<br />

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Cultivate Marvel<br />

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oriented in this way more naturally, while the rest will need more<br />

intention to get there.<br />

Speak Inspiration<br />

This practice can take a host of forms including the use of affirmations,<br />

mantras or even poetry. Keep inspiring words top-of-mind.<br />

Use alarms on the computer or mobile phone as a reminder.<br />

Posting inspiring words in the home, office or on a bedside table<br />

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Succeed by Starting in Times of Joy<br />

Mindfulness practices are often presented as an antidote to<br />

stress or discord. Happy, satisfied people rarely seek help,<br />

so this context makes sense. No matter the reason, we will<br />

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enjoyable and happy times. With COVID quarantines and<br />

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Take a pause in these reunions to soak up the joy, celebration<br />

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coaching, and effective job search strategies can be<br />

discussed. Free. 2347 E., 36th St., Minneapolis.<br />

Hclib.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

TUESDAY, JULY 12<br />

Lactation Lounge – 10am-12pm. A free drop-in<br />

breast/chestfeeding support service. Come share tips<br />

and socialize with other expecting, breast/chestfeeding<br />

and pumping families. All families welcome.<br />

Free. 1974 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul. RCLReads.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

Virtual Class – Local Produce in the Air Fryer -<br />

6:30-8pm. Make the most of your local produce and<br />

your air fryer in this live online class. Kirsten will<br />

demonstrate several seasonal vegetable recipes, including<br />

Easy Carrot Dip, Sea Salt Beet Chips, and Eggs in<br />

Zucchini Nests. Free. Online. MSMarket.coop/event.<br />


How To Accelerate Your Healing – 6:15-7pm.<br />

Learn what steps to take to get better quicker, stay<br />

healthy longer and save money! Speaker: Dr. Martin<br />

P Furlong, DC - Holistic Health Practitioner. Free.<br />

MetroEast <strong>Natural</strong> Healing Center, 6993 35th St<br />

N, #2, Oakdale. RSVP at 651-771-1703. Nutrition<br />

Chiropractic.com/events.<br />

FRIDAY, JULY 15<br />

East 7th Mississippi Market Blood Drive –<br />

11am-6pm. The co-op is hosting a blood drive in<br />

partnership with Memorial Blood Centers to help<br />

address the blood shortages in our region due to<br />

COVID-19. Free. 740 East 7th St., Bloodmobile,<br />

Saint Paul. MSMarket.coop/event.<br />


Open Door Support Group – 10:30-12pm. NAMI<br />

Minnesota’s Open Door support groups provide<br />

ongoing support for individuals with an anxiety or<br />

panic disorder. Groups are a place to find support,<br />

learn new skills and strategies, and better understand<br />

and manage anxiety in daily life. Free. 5100 34th Ave.<br />

S. Minneapolis. Hclib.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

MONDAY, JULY 18<br />

Muscle Test Your Family – 6:15-7pm. Understand<br />

the basics of muscle testing and learn how you can<br />

test your family at home! Must bring a testing partner.<br />

Free. MetroEast <strong>Natural</strong> Healing Center, 6993 35th<br />

St N, #2, Oakdale. RSVP at 651-771-1703. Nutrition<br />

Chiropractic.com/events.<br />

FRIDAY, JULY 22<br />

Why Are We Here? The Search for Meaning<br />

– 6:30-8:30pm. This 2-hour online class is an<br />

invitation to peer through a keyhole into the questions<br />

of who we are, what we are and why we are<br />

here. The teaching is an experiential taste of the<br />

Diamond Approach, a method of spiritual insight<br />

that draws from modern depth psychology and<br />

ancient spiritual wisdom. Free. Online. Cc.Retreat<br />

Portal.com/events.<br />


The Elixir Kitchen: Neighborhood Foraging –<br />

10:30am-12pm. Join Eva & Lachelle as they explore<br />

the wild edible and medicinal plants you can find right<br />

in your neighborhood. Come connect with nature and<br />

learn about foraging, plant ID and all the natural healing<br />

that is right in your backyard and beyond. $25 for members,<br />

$30 for Non-members. Frogtown Park and Farm,<br />

Minnehaha Avenue, St. Paul. MSMarket.coop/event.<br />

featured event<br />

An Evening of<br />

Divine Wisdom<br />

Looking to expand your consciousness<br />

and connect with some of the highest<br />

realms of existence? Then this channeled<br />

event is perfect for you! Nea Clare is a<br />

natural channel for the Ascended Masters<br />

and other multidimensional beings, and<br />

she will be sharing their wisdom, guidance<br />

and perspective to help bring you<br />

into your highest alignment.<br />

Sunday,<br />

<strong>July</strong> 24<br />

Cost: $44<br />

NeaClare.com. See ad, page 30.<br />

TUESDAY, JULY 26<br />

Intro to 3D Design Using Tinkercad – 10:30am-<br />

12pm. Become familiar with Tinkercad.com while<br />

using it to design your own keychain. Your project will<br />

be printed with the Library’s 3D printer so you can pick<br />

it up at a later date. Free. 2180 North Hamline Ave.,<br />

Roseville. RCLReads.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

FRIDAY, JULY 29<br />

Universe in the Park – 8:45-10pm. The starry summer<br />

skies await you and your family! Come outdoors at<br />

Shepard Farm in Cottage Grove for a closer look at outer<br />

space. Your evening starts with a short outdoor presentation<br />

and slideshow to introduce you to the solar system<br />

and the tools astronomers use to study it. Free. 8946 70th<br />

Street S, Cottage Grove. DodgeNatureCenter.org/event.<br />

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save the dates<br />


Mount Shasta Virtual Retreat – Mount Shasta<br />

is a magical place. The pure energy the mountain<br />

radiates makes it easy to connect with your deepest<br />

essence and to remember your true purpose.<br />

During this virtual retreat, you will be guided to<br />

places on the mountain that will support you in<br />

receiving the wondrous gifts that Mount Shasta<br />

has to offer. Annette Rugolo, your experienced<br />

spiritual guide, will provide support for letting<br />

go of old fears and limitations and opening to the<br />

incredible love and wisdom that’s within you. You<br />

will receive clear guidance for the next chapter of<br />

your life. $118 until August 8, $148 after. Annette<br />

Rugolo.com/product/mt-shasta-virtual-retreat/.<br />


6th Annual Mycelium Mysteries Conference –<br />

Sept 23-25. Hosted by Midwest Women’s Herbal<br />

focusing on all things in the mushroom world.<br />

Workshops offered at the beginner through advanced<br />

levels on topics such as wild mushroom<br />

skills, fungal ecology, fungi and human health, and<br />

ethnomycology. Featuring Keynote Speaker Barbara<br />

Ching, former President of the North American<br />

Mycological Association. Dodgeville, WI. Tickets<br />

& to register: MidwestWomensHerbal.com.<br />


FRIDAYS, JULY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29<br />

Family Storytime - White Bear Lake –10-12pm.<br />

Join us in-person for stories, songs, and rhymes<br />

designed to enhance your child’s early literacy<br />

skills. Appropriate for ages 2-5. No registration is<br />

required. Free. 2150 2nd Street, White Bear Lake.<br />

RCLReads.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

SUNDAY, JULY 3<br />

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons for Teens<br />

–10-12pm. Come and adventure with us! No experience<br />

needed. We will be using the programs<br />

Zoom and Roll20 to run our sessions, both are free<br />

to use. Appropriate for ages 6-12. Free. Online.<br />

RCLReads.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />


RAD Zoo –2-3pm. Come meet and learn about<br />

live reptiles and amphibians in this interactive and<br />

educational program. Appropriate for ages 4 & up.<br />

No registration required. Free. 3025 Southlawn<br />

Drive, Maplewood. RCLReads.BiblioCommons.<br />

com/events.<br />

Virtual Teen Book Club: Legendborn by<br />

Tracy Deonn –2-3pm. You give us an hour of<br />

your time, we give you a book to read and a place<br />

to meet and talk about it. Free copies of this<br />

book are available for book club members! Free.<br />

Online. RCLReads.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />


PreK Take-and-Make Kit: Butterfly Suncatcher<br />

– Drop by RCL-Mounds View for a<br />

take-home Maker Kids activity while supplies<br />

last. Best for ages 2 - 5. Available first come, first<br />

served, while supplies last. Free. 2576 Mounds<br />

View Boulevard, Mounds View. RCLReads.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

On the Front Porch – 3:30-5pm. Join us on the<br />

patio in front of the Ramsey County Library in<br />

Shoreview for some outdoor craft time. Possible<br />

topics include: mini magic gardens, dragon crafts,<br />

Encanto-inspired door hangers, and Kindness<br />

Rocks. Appropriate for ages 5 and older. Free.<br />

4560 Victoria St. N., Shoreview. RCLReads.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

WEDNESDAYS, JULY 6, 13, 20, 27<br />

Nature Play in Garden – 10:30-11:30am. Drop in<br />

and play outside in the Children’s Reading Garden.<br />

Prepare to get a little wet, maybe even dirty! Sunscreen,<br />

hats and bug spray encouraged. Appropriate<br />

for ages 5 & younger. Free. 2180 North Hamline Ave.,<br />

Roseville. RCLReads.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

FRIDAY, JULY 8<br />

Dungeons & Dragons for 4th, 5th & 6th Graders<br />

– 1-4:45pm. Learn about role playing games by<br />

joining us on an entry-level dungeon adventure. No<br />

experience is required, your CSGA Dungeon Master<br />

will be guiding you. Free. 4560 Victoria St. N.,<br />

Shoreview. RCLReads.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

MONDAYS, JULY 11, 25<br />

AniMondays –3:30-5pm. Please join us for a fun<br />

hang out space to watch and geek out about your<br />

favorite anime. For tweens and teens in grades<br />

6-12. Free. 2180 North Hamline Ave., Roseville.<br />

RCLReads.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />


Tot Obstacle Course on the Deck – 10:30-<br />

11:30am. Little ones can jump, crawl, balance,<br />

and twirl with these specially designed activities!<br />

Adults must remain with children for the duration of<br />

playtime. Free. 3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood.<br />

RCLReads.BiblioCommons.com/v2/events.<br />

Silly Millies: Spectacular Switch Plates! –<br />

2-3:30pm. Artist Layl from Silly Millies will lead<br />

kiddos in-person through a step-by-step instruction<br />

to create a whimsical polymer clay switch plate<br />

for their home. For kids ages 7 and up with adult<br />

present. Free. 4560 Victoria St. N., Shoreview.<br />

RCLReads.BiblioCommons.com/v2/events.<br />

Creative Pastels for Kids: Summer! –<br />

2-3:30pm. Use pastel art techniques to create a<br />

unique piece of art work with Creative Pastels.<br />

This is an in-person class with step-by-step instructions<br />

as you draw along with the instructor,<br />

Karen Tan. Art supplies will be provided. Free.<br />

2150 2nd Street White Bear Lake. RCLReads.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/v2/events.<br />


Kids Yoga for Social-Emotional Learning –<br />

3-4pm. For youth entering 1 st -6th grade in the<br />

fall. In this fun weekly program, we will practice<br />

yoga poses (asanas), breathing (pranayama), and<br />

mindfulness to increase self-awareness, improve<br />

focus and concentration, and decrease stress and<br />

anxiety – tools that can help contribute to academic<br />

success. Free. 7100 Nicollet Ave. Richfield. RCL-<br />

Reads.BiblioCommons.com/v2/events.<br />

FRIDAY, JULY 15<br />

Storytime with Ramsey County Parks and<br />

Recreation: Long Lake Regional Park!<br />

– 10:30-11:30am. Join us at the Long Lake<br />

Regional Park pavilion for stories, songs and<br />

fingerplays designed to enhance your child’s<br />

early literacy skills. Then explore all the beauty<br />

and enjoyment our local county parks have to<br />

offer! Appropriate for ages 2-5. Free. 1500 Old<br />

Highway 8, New Brighton. RCLReads.Biblio<br />

Commons.com/v2/events.<br />

Our Wild Neighbors: Rascally Raccoons –<br />

6:30-7:30pm. Bring your family to Shepard Farm<br />

and spend an hour with “Our Wild Neighbors.”<br />

This month, let’s meet some masked raiders:<br />

Raccoons! They can climb downspouts and<br />

fences with ease. They swarm out of the sewer,<br />

sneak down alleys and unlatch the most-securely<br />

fastened containers. Free. 8946 70th Street S.,<br />

Cottage Grove. DodgeNatureCenter.org/event.<br />

TUESDAY, JULY 20<br />

Kids Class: Buzz on Bugs – 4-5pm. Join us in<br />

the Selby store’s garden to learn the important<br />

work many insects do! Expert Midwest Food<br />

Connection editors will guide your children as<br />

they learn to do the bee waggle dance, dig for<br />

insects, observe pollinators, and enjoy a treat or<br />

two. This class is designed for kids ages 5-12.<br />

$5 for members, $7 for non-members. 622 Selby<br />

Ave., Saint Paul. MSMarket.coop/event.<br />

<strong>July</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />


community resource guide<br />

Connecting you to the leaders in natural health care and green<br />

living in our community. To find out how you can be included in the Community<br />

Resource Guide, email Publisher@NAtwincities.com to request our media kit.<br />




Barb Ryan, LMT • 612-922-2389<br />

Bhakti Wellness Center<br />

7550 France Avenue S, #220, Edina<br />

Specializing in persistent and<br />

chronic pain and mysteries of the<br />

body. Also providing care to<br />

clients seeking the experience of<br />

deep relaxation and more selfconnection.<br />

Skilled and compassionate<br />

care. See ad, page 13.<br />




Joyce Sobotta, Published Author<br />

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Joyce@AromatherapyNaturesWay.com<br />

JoyceSobotta.com • 715-828-0117<br />

Joyce Sobotta, published author<br />

of Breast Health Is in Your<br />

Hands, is a natural breast health<br />

educator whose work is endorsed<br />

by doctors and thermographers<br />

nationwide. She is passionate<br />

about teaching women to love<br />

their breasts and take responsibility<br />

for their health. She has<br />

facilitated breast health programs for leading health<br />

organizations and is available for private consultations<br />

and speaking engagements. See ad, page 23.<br />



Dr. Amanda Haeg<br />

6409 City W Pkwy #105, Eden Prairie<br />

CadenceChiroMN.com • 952-855-7656<br />

Dr. Amanda Haeg is the<br />

only chiropractor in Minnesota<br />

offering the Pierce<br />

Results System. With a<br />

specific system of analysis<br />

and correction, your care<br />

will be tailored to your exact needs, providing you<br />

with precisely what will help you get your health<br />

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Soul Coach, Author and Teacher<br />

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We are in a time of fast evolution<br />

and we have the opportunity to release<br />

deeply held emotional and<br />

mental patterns along with karmic<br />

lifetimes that are keeping us stuck.<br />

The tools I have acquired and honed<br />

for more than 20 years will help you<br />

move beyond the stuck places in<br />

your life and help you align with the light of your soul.<br />

You will receive tools of empowerment that will help<br />

you continue on your life’s path and soul’s journey.<br />

See ad, page 22.<br />


Candi Broeffle, MBA, CPC<br />

Candi@ComposureCoaching.com<br />

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ComposureCoaching.com<br />

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practice your passion. Business<br />

coaching for purpose-driven entrepreneurs<br />

to clarify your vision,<br />

build your confidence and create<br />

a soul-centered strategy. Call today<br />

for a free Discovery Session<br />

and get on your path to business<br />

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Barbara Brodsho, MA<br />

612-444-9751 • BarbaraBrodsho.com<br />

Providing spiritual guidance to<br />

help live your purpose and thrive<br />

utilizing your soul’s Akashic<br />

Record. Discover your soul’s<br />

innate gifts, create a vocation that<br />

aligns with your soul’s passion,<br />

and gain new perspective, clarity<br />

and insight about your life’s<br />

challenges by understanding the<br />

lessons your soul chose to experience. Schedule a free<br />

discovery session to learn how to create a purposefilled<br />

life. See ad, page 22.<br />



Nea Clare<br />

NeaClare.com • Nea@NeaClare.com<br />

Would you like to say “YES” and<br />

make your dreams come true? If<br />

so, I can help! Book a strategy<br />

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for extraordinary women<br />

who are tired of waiting on the<br />

right time or circumstances before<br />

pursuing their dream career<br />

path – we’ll explore how life<br />

coaching has tremendous transformative power in<br />

strengthening self-confidence while also giving one<br />

unshakeable faith in your capability to achieve your<br />

goals. What you want is on the other side of your<br />

hesitation. If it is time to breakthrough, schedule a<br />

call today at 612-227-3854 or email Nea@NeaClare.<br />

com. See ad, page 30.<br />


Leah Martinson, Health Coach<br />

23 4th St SE Suite 201, Minneapolis<br />

Visionairium.com • 651-315-1347<br />

Leah’s superpower is intuition and<br />

insight, and she uses it to teach<br />

people how to use their bodies as<br />

a guide to wellness. Instead of<br />

kicking tired, overwhelmed people<br />

in the butt, her mind-body,<br />

medicine-based health coaching<br />

process touches on all areas of<br />

well-being in your life. Schedule<br />

your free discovery session today. See ad, page 23.<br />



N7915-902 St<br />

River Falls, WI • 715-426-7777<br />

HealthCenteredDentistry.com<br />

Whole Person Dentistry observes<br />

and deals with the mind,<br />

body and spirit, not just your<br />

teeth. This approach to dentistry<br />

encompasses both modern<br />

science and knowledge<br />

drawn from the world’s great<br />

traditions in natural healing. See ad, page 8.<br />


3434 Lexington Ave. N., Suite 700<br />

Shoreview • 651-483-9800<br />

<strong>Natural</strong>SmilesDental.com<br />

We’re an integrative<br />

practice committed to<br />

promoting dental wellness<br />

and overall assistance to<br />

the whole person. We<br />

desire to participate in the<br />

creation of healthier lives,<br />

while being sensitive to physical, philosophical,<br />

emotional and financial concerns. See ad, page 19.<br />

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Dr. Amy Ha Truong<br />

6230 10th St. N., Ste 520, Oakdale<br />

651-731-3064 • PureDentalMN.com<br />

Pure Dental offers integrative,<br />

holistic, alternative and biological<br />

dentistry for your dental health.<br />

We take pride in providing<br />

quality, holistic dental care and<br />

service for our patients. See ad,<br />

page 24.<br />


1815 Suburban Ave, St. Paul<br />

ToothBuilder.com<br />

651-735-4661<br />

We are a holistic dental practice<br />

devoted to restoring and enhancing<br />

the natural beauty of your smile<br />

using conservative, state-of-the-art<br />

dental procedures that result in<br />

beautiful, long lasting smiles! We<br />

specialize in safe removal of<br />

infected teeth as well as placing<br />

ceramic implants and restorations. See ad, page 12.<br />


1401 Main St, Hopkins<br />

952-475-1101 • ToothByTheLake.net<br />

We build a foundation of trust<br />

by treating our patients as<br />

individuals. Understanding<br />

how uneasy some patients<br />

may feel about their dental<br />

visits, we make a difference<br />

by providing a relaxing and<br />

positive experience. See ad, page 6.<br />




2501 W. 84th St., Bloomington<br />

NWHealth.edu • 952-888-4777<br />

Learn about the leading health<br />

science programs including<br />

Acupuncture and Chinese<br />

Medicine, Massage Therapy<br />

and more. Prepare for success<br />

at a leading natural integrative<br />

medicine university. See ad, page 15.<br />



Master Hong<br />

Certified Emotion Code Practitioner<br />

11012 Cedar Lake Rd., Minnetonka<br />

952-513-7285 or 914-708-9463<br />

Chronic pain? Suffering from<br />

emotions? Relationship problems?<br />

Life not going as planned? The<br />

Emotion Code is a tool I use to<br />

help you break through any<br />

emotional and spiritual blocks so<br />

you can live your best life. Trial<br />

session only $35.<br />



Leah Martinson, Reiki Master<br />

23 4th St SE Suite 201, Minneapolis<br />

Visionairium.com • 651-315-1347<br />

Our bodies store all our memories<br />

and experiences just as much, if<br />

not more than our minds. Sometimes<br />

we need support to release<br />

the emotions and stressors that<br />

get stuck in our bodies. Leah<br />

offers both massage and energy<br />

healing to help facilitate this<br />

release, calm the nervous system<br />

and relieve tension. See ad, page 23.<br />



Master Dowser<br />

AnnetteRugolo.com<br />

Is the energy of your home depleting<br />

you or supporting you?<br />

If you feel like you are hitting<br />

your head against a brick wall, it<br />

may be the wall of dense energy<br />

in your home. To more easily<br />

expand into our light and our<br />

soul purpose, it is important that<br />

the spaces we live energetically<br />

support us. Contact me for more<br />

information on dowsing, environmental healing and<br />

space clearing. See ad, page 22.<br />



Sara Shrode, Graphic Designer<br />

612-554-6304 • CampfireStudio.net<br />

Sara@CampfireStudio.net<br />

Ignite the possibilities of<br />

your next project by<br />

having Campfire Studio<br />

design it! Innovative, fullservice<br />

graphic design studio that takes the essence<br />

of a campfire—warmth, stories, community—and<br />

infuses it into every design project we do.<br />



1526 St Clair Ave, St Paul<br />

Mastels.com • 651-690-1692<br />

Mastel’s Health Foods is Minnesota’s<br />

oldest health and wellness<br />

store. We carry a full line of<br />

vitamins, minerals, supplements,<br />

herbs and more. We emphasize<br />

organic, biodynamic, biodegradable,<br />

holistic and hypoallergenic<br />

products and pride ourselves on<br />

stocking hard-to-find items. See<br />

ad, page 23.<br />




License #1102359 • 763-600-6967<br />

8600 Northwood Parkway, New Hope<br />

Providing a caring and supportive<br />

home for adults, no<br />

matter their abilities. With<br />

28-plus years of experience,<br />

we offer a nurturing and family-like<br />

environment for up to<br />

four residents who are elderly and/or have developmental<br />

disabilities. Residents receive assistance<br />

with personal cares, meal prep and feeding assistance,<br />

medication administration, transfers and<br />

mobility, transportation and advocacy. We treat your<br />

loved one like family<br />



7550 France Ave. S., #220, Edina<br />

612-859-7709 • BhaktiClinic.com<br />

Bhakti provides a holistic<br />

environment where independent<br />

practitioners come<br />

together to offer an integrative<br />

path to wellness; mind,<br />

body and spirit. Our providers offer chiropractic,<br />

energy therapy, massage, microcurrent therapy,<br />

acupuncture, psychotherapy and much more so that<br />

you can feel your best, remain healthy & thrive. See<br />

ad, page 13.<br />



6993 35th St N #2, Oakdale<br />

651-771-1703 • NutritionChiropractic.com<br />

Nutrition Response Testing<br />

(NRT) is a noninvasive<br />

system of analyzing the<br />

body to determine the underlying<br />

causes of illness and non-optimum health.<br />

Our clinically proven system may be quite different<br />

from any other healing practice you have experienced.<br />

The actual procedure is simple and direct,<br />

with the body providing all of the information and<br />

feedback needed. See ad, page 19.<br />



Kathy Kiss<br />

Sr. Account Manager<br />

KKiss@StandardProcess.com<br />

Standard Process is a<br />

Wisconsin-based, familyowned,<br />

whole food-based<br />

nutritional supplement<br />

company that partners with<br />

health care practitioners to address issues related to<br />

health conditions. See ad, page 3.<br />

<strong>July</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />




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Deploy Health Family Practice/<br />

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7550 France Ave. S, Ste. 220, Edina<br />

DeployHealthFP.com • 612-712-4423<br />

Dr. Engholm’s practice offers<br />

unlimited office visits,<br />

with most lasting over an<br />

hour. He offers telehealth<br />

and home visits at no additional<br />

charge and his patients<br />

can call 24/7, which reduces the need to utilize<br />

after-hours urgent care or emergency room visits.<br />

Memberships are $75/mo for adults, and $25/mo for<br />

children (added to adult member). See ad, page 13.<br />



Bhakti Wellness Center<br />

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