Natural Awakenings Twin Cities January 2023

Read the January 2023 edition of Natural Awakenings Twin Cities magazine. This is our annual Health and Wellness issue which features articles on root canals, psoriasis, brain power boosters, self-compassion, perils of plastic clothing, parental depression and its effects on child development, early rising for active seniors, loving yourself 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 January 2023 edition of Natural Awakenings Twin Cities magazine. This is our annual Health and Wellness issue which features articles on root canals, psoriasis, brain power boosters, self-compassion, perils of plastic clothing, parental depression and its effects on child development, early rising for active seniors, loving yourself 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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Memory<br />

Boosters<br />

Healing<br />

Psoriasis<br />

Loving<br />

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The Perils of<br />

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Optimizing Health with<br />

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letter from the publisher<br />


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Happy <strong>2023</strong>!<br />

The new year is always a time to dream of the possibilities,<br />

consider the endings and decide what we want<br />

to create moving forward. I am in the midst of this myself as I see a<br />

significant part of my life coming to a close.<br />

As many of you know, for the past 31 years my husband and I<br />

have had the distinct honor of caring for adults who are elderly or<br />

have a disability. We started the business when I was just 22 years old Candi Broeffle<br />

and really had no business caring for people with significant needs.<br />

That is the beauty of youth—I was ignorant enough to not understand how difficult it<br />

could be and confident enough to believe we could do it.<br />

And we did do it. We have cared for nearly 50 people over the years and provided<br />

end-of-life care to 10 of them. We have learned so much about life, each other, and the<br />

unique perspectives of others. We have grown in our spirituality and have loved and been<br />

loved beyond belief. This adventure that was supposed to last only a few years—until my<br />

grandparents passed—grew to a career that gave our lives meaning and purpose.<br />

Like every great adventure, this, too, is coming to an end. We have one client still<br />

with us for whom we have been providing care for the past 16 years. He is “family” and,<br />

of course, will be with us until his time here on Earth is complete. But we know we are<br />

transitioning, having concluded that it is time for us to move on to the next great adventure.<br />

We are not sure what this looks like yet but are actively creating it together—and the<br />

possibilities are abundant.<br />

We are grateful every day for the people who have shared their lives with us. We<br />

have so many wonderful memories of each person, and still share stories that we hold in<br />

our hearts. I hope that will never change, because no matter how hard it is to make this<br />

decision, we want to always hold the memories of these incredible beings.<br />

We have some ideas of what we would like to do next, but over the years we have<br />

come to trust that where we will make the most impact will be revealed. So, we are moving<br />

forward in trust and are excited to watch it unfold.<br />

This month, I encourage you to let go of what has served its purpose and welcome a<br />

new adventure. It is high time to stretch ourselves to serve our greatest purpose.<br />

In Love,<br />

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Contents<br />

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14 BRAIN POWER<br />


Tips to Preserve Memory at Any Age<br />

13<br />

16 THE DARK SIDE<br />


16<br />


Healing the Heartbreak of Psoriasis<br />


20 THE PERILS OF<br />


Embracing Slow Fashion and<br />

Sustainable Fabrics<br />

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Healthy Eating Tips to Ease<br />

Chronic Inflammation<br />


6 news brief<br />

8 health briefs<br />

10 global briefs<br />

12 eco tip<br />

18 healing ways<br />

20 green living<br />

22 conscious<br />

eating<br />

25 crossword puzzle<br />

26 calendar<br />

28 resource guide<br />

<strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


news briefs<br />

Silver Fillings:<br />

Just ugly?<br />

Or harmful too?<br />

This is a picture<br />

of a “Silver”<br />

or “Amalgam”<br />

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52% MERCURY!<br />

If the mercury in<br />

this filling were spilled in a school,<br />

it would be evacuated....<br />

This is a picture<br />

of a “light cured”<br />

composite filling.<br />

They can last as<br />

long or longer<br />

than mercury<br />

fillings with no danger of releasing<br />

harmful heavy metals.<br />

As noted on Dr. Mercola,<br />

Dr. Oz, and 60 Minutes...<br />

Mercury fillings may have a<br />

significant negative impact on your<br />

overall health.<br />

Make <strong>2023</strong> 2017 YOUR year<br />

for healthy choices!<br />

Dr. Madelyn Pearson is the<br />

current president of the<br />

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KnoWEwell Announces the Acquisition of<br />

<strong>Natural</strong> <strong>Awakenings</strong> Publishing Corporation<br />

Next Generation Nexus for Consciousness,<br />

Healing and Hope<br />

KnoWEwell, P.B.C., the Regenerative Whole<br />

Health benefits and services company, announced<br />

its acquisition of <strong>Natural</strong> <strong>Awakenings</strong><br />

Publishing Corporation (NAPC), bringing together<br />

two companies dedicated to inspiring and empowering<br />

WELLthier Living.<br />

“Human and planetary health are in crisis—and are<br />

inextricably linked. During these extraordinary times,<br />

millennials are leading the way on conscious living,<br />

flocking to integrative, whole health options with the<br />

more natural approaches long advocated by <strong>Natural</strong> <strong>Awakenings</strong>,” says Kimberly Whittle,<br />

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KnoWEwell. NAPC owns and operates the <strong>Natural</strong><br />

<strong>Awakenings</strong> magazine franchise system. Independent franchisees publish and distribute the<br />

magazine in 46 territories across the U.S., including the <strong>Twin</strong> <strong>Cities</strong> edition.<br />

“We are honored to join forces with <strong>Natural</strong> <strong>Awakenings</strong>. It has been a pioneer in the<br />

health and wellness industry for nearly 29 years,” continues Whittle.<br />

The acquisition of NAPC by KnoWEwell creates a powerful new integrated digital<br />

and print leader for consumers looking for trusted knowledge and education related to<br />

whole health, sustainable green living, and community connections locally and globally.<br />

“We’re creating a movement as we share knowledge, celebrate healing success stories,<br />

provide access to evidence-based resources, create meaningful connections, and help today’s<br />

consumers and whole health providers, mission-aligned nonprofits, businesses, and advertisers<br />

prosper. Together, we’re addressing global, local and personal issues—the nexus for<br />

consumer consciousness, healing, and hope,” expresses Whittle.<br />

KnoWEwell operates the global Regenerative Whole Health ® Hub—the all-in-one trusted<br />

digital ecosystem, community, and marketplace that centralizes the global health and wellbeing<br />

knowledge and resources connecçtions. With a mission to transform healthcare, it is<br />

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Courtesy of Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference<br />

Midwest Women’s<br />

Herbal Conference<br />

The 12th annual Midwest Women’s<br />

Herbal Conference: Germinating<br />

Regenerative Wisdom, will be held<br />

in-person, from May 26 through 28,<br />

at Camp Helen Brachman, in Almond,<br />

Wisconsin. Celebrating 12 years of<br />

women gathering in the Wise Woman<br />

Tradition, this year’s keynote speakers<br />

are Robin Rose Bennett, Linda Black<br />

Elk and Reverend Judith Laxer, with<br />

opening and closing ceremonies led by<br />

Venice Williams.<br />

The conference offers more than 60<br />

workshops and plant walks focused on<br />

transforming our relationship to herbs,<br />

plants, trees, mushrooms and the Earth.<br />

This is an opportunity to be nourished,<br />

enjoy local and traditionally prepared<br />

food, pre-conference immersions and a<br />

venue of more than 200 acres in central<br />

Wisconsin. The event offers a unique<br />

experience for the 400-plus women,<br />

children and teens expected to attend in<br />

a village environment.<br />

Early registration advised as event sells<br />

out. Early rates apply. For more information<br />

and registering, visit Midwest<br />

WomensHerbal.com. See ad page XX.<br />

Practical Intuition<br />

for Daily Life<br />

The Inner Guidance two-part<br />

class series returns at 6 p.m.,<br />

<strong>January</strong> 18 and 25, to dive into<br />

practical tools for accessing inner<br />

knowing. Led by Genevieve<br />

Wachutka, a guide and healer with<br />

the Modern Mystery School, this<br />

training introduces participants to<br />

techniques to effectively develop<br />

intuition and apply it in life.<br />

“Before learning these techniques,<br />

I was searching outside<br />

myself for so many answers,” shares<br />

Wachutka. “What I discovered is the most compelling answers came when I learned<br />

how to tap into my inner knowing. Having the tools to connect to my higher self<br />

reduced my anxiety and stress. I felt more confident and at peace, like I could handle<br />

whatever came my way.”<br />

Everyone has intuition. Like going to the gym, it is a muscle that can be developed,<br />

and having support in the process helps build confidence when navigating a<br />

new skill. Melinda Spaid, a past participant, shares, “My experience with Genevieve<br />

and the Inner Guidance series was wonderful. She helped me gain confidence in my<br />

ability to perceive using my intuition and I still use the tools to this day.”<br />

The two-part series consists of The Sanctuary Meditation technique, a specific<br />

method of bypassing the mental chatter to connect with the higher mind for insight<br />

and clarity. This technique is used to ask questions and gain perspective on the challenges<br />

of life. Participants will be guided through the technique and receive a manual<br />

with step-by-step process to continue working it on their own. Part 2: Spiritual Intuition<br />

provides an overview of the phenomena of intuition and techniques to develop<br />

this muscle. Participants will gain insight into their intuitive strengths and learn<br />

exercises to perceive more.<br />

The course is open to all levels of experience. Each class is available as a standalone<br />

training as well as series.<br />

Cost: $35. Location: 7801 E Bush Lake Rd., Ste. 240, Bloomington. For more information,<br />

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health briefs<br />

Multiple Benefits for<br />

Early Rising Active Seniors<br />

less modellable, shorter active periods/very weak and<br />

later activity offset/very weak. Both groups with weak<br />

rhythms had twofold odds of clinically significant depression<br />

symptoms and cognitive performance deficits. As we<br />

age, disruption in activity patterns may be common. More<br />

research is needed into why earlier and robust patterns<br />

appear to be protective and whether modifying disrupted<br />

patterns improves health outcomes.<br />

Older adults that consistently get up early and stay active<br />

throughout the day are happier and perform better on<br />

cognitive tests than those with irregular activity patterns,<br />

according to a new study led by researchers at the University<br />

of Pittsburgh. The researchers studied 1,800 adults 65<br />

or older and divided them into four subgroups of activity<br />

patterns: earlier rising/robust, shorter activity duration/<br />

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Two Cups of Tea May<br />

Avert Early Death<br />

A few cups of black tea a day might<br />

help to avoid an early death, a<br />

study published in Annals of Internal<br />

Medicine suggests. Among<br />

nearly half a million adults ranging from 40 to 69 years old,<br />

those that consumed two or more cups of tea a day saw<br />

a modest, but lower risk for all causes of mortality over a<br />

median follow-up of more than 11 years. Participants of<br />

the large cohort study, called UK Biobank, self-reported<br />

tea intake from 2006 to 2010, while researchers noted<br />

mortality from all causes, including cardiovascular disease,<br />

ischemic heart disease, stroke and respiratory disease.<br />

The researchers concluded that drinking more than<br />

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Parental Depression<br />

May Affect Childhood<br />

Development<br />

“My passion is to<br />

be able to bring<br />

that healing<br />

modality to<br />

people who<br />

haven’t<br />

previously<br />

had access.”<br />

According to a new study funded by the Welsh government,<br />

children that live with a parent that has depression<br />

are more likely to also develop depression and not<br />

achieve educational milestones. Information on children<br />

born in Wales from 1987 to 2018, as well as their parents,<br />

was used in the study.<br />

The researchers found that living with a parent with<br />

depression is detrimental to a child’s outcome, but having<br />

a parent that has had a history of depression, even prior to<br />

the birth, increases the risk of depression and lowers the<br />

educational attainment of the child. The highest level of<br />

childhood depression risk was associated with exposure<br />

to a mother that had depression both before and after the<br />

birth of the child.<br />

The risk of failing school exams was highest when the<br />

child was exposed to either a mother or father (or another<br />

stable male figure) with a history of depression, both before<br />

and after the child’s birth. These results suggest that<br />

exposure to a chronically depressed parent(s) is important<br />

in determining if the child will develop depression and<br />

have trouble with schoolwork.<br />

Other findings included: having no father figure in the<br />

child’s life resulted in a higher risk of childhood depression<br />

and poorer results in school, and having a father with<br />

depression was associated with poorer results in school.<br />

Depression is an issue that impacts the entire family, not<br />

just an individual. Taking a whole-family approach to addressing<br />

mental health will help ensure positive outcomes<br />

for both parents and children in the long term.<br />

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global briefs<br />

Our Helium Is<br />

Running Out<br />

Liquid helium, the world’s coldest element,<br />

is needed to operate the magnets<br />

in magnetic resonance imaging<br />

(MRI) machines. The high-resolution,<br />

3-D images generated by this critical<br />

medical tool allow doctors to see<br />

details in the body that might not show<br />

up on X-rays, so that they can diagnose<br />

brain tumors, strokes, spinal cord<br />

injuries, liver disease and cancer.<br />

Helium is a nonrenewable element<br />

found deep underground, and supplies<br />

are becoming harder to find for<br />

the Federal Helium Reserve, in Texas.<br />

Russia was gearing up to supply nearly<br />

a third of the world’s reservoir, but<br />

the war in Ukraine has halted trade.<br />

Phil Kornbluth, president of Kornbluth<br />

Helium Consulting, says that four of<br />

five major U.S. helium suppliers are<br />

rationing the element, prioritizing the<br />

healthcare industry over less essential<br />

customers. Donna Craft, a regional<br />

construction manager for Premier,<br />

Inc., which contracts with helium suppliers<br />

for about 4,000 hospitals, says,<br />

“Helium is on allocation, for sure.”<br />

Inside an MRI magnet, helium lets<br />

the current travel resistance-free. Harvard<br />

University physicists Amir Yacoby<br />

and Philip Kim shut down about half of<br />

their projects. Kim says, “There’s only<br />

a finite amount of helium in the Earth’s<br />

crust. Once it evaporates off, it’s completely<br />

lost into outer space.”<br />


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School Districts Getting<br />

Electric Buses<br />

A $1 billion effort to electrify<br />

school buses will<br />

provide renewable fuel<br />

vehicles for around 400<br />

school districts, including<br />

Indigenous tribal lands,<br />

Puerto Rico and American<br />

Samoa. At present,<br />

fewer than 1 percent of the<br />

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buses are electric or run on<br />

low-emission fuels. The<br />

government grant program<br />

wants to reduce children’s exposure to harmful exhaust<br />

from diesel buses as part of a broader effort to address<br />

climate change and environmental justice by making it<br />

easier for communities to have access to zero-emission<br />

vehicles. The funds come from $5 billion that the U.S.<br />

Environmental Protection Agency received to purchase<br />

around 2,300 electric buses. Many will be available to<br />

select school districts by the start of the next school year,<br />

with the rest by the end of this year.<br />

A 2021 study found that even brief exposure to air pollution,<br />

including wildfire smoke and car exhaust, can alter a child’s<br />

DNA and increase their risk of heart and lung problems as<br />

adults. Seventy percent of students from low-income families<br />

take a bus to school, increasing their exposure to diesel<br />

exhaust. Children of color, in particular, are more likely to<br />

live near heavy transit routes, industrial facilities and other<br />

sources of vehicular and industrial pollution. This is in large<br />

part due to historic housing, zoning and transit policies that<br />

leave Black and Brown communities with few options.<br />

Predicting Earthquakes<br />

with a Phone App<br />

Earthquakes<br />

usually strike<br />

without warning,<br />

leaving<br />

people no<br />

advance notice<br />

to take cover.<br />

When a temblor<br />

occurs, it<br />

sends seismic P<br />

waves through<br />

the ground that<br />

a Google app called MyShake can detect with a network of<br />

1,300 U.S. Geological Survey sensors.<br />

All smartphones have accelerometers that can pick up<br />

earthquake signals. When triggered, the phone sends a<br />

message to a detection server with location data to piece<br />

together where the earthquake is occurring. When four<br />

sensors are triggered simultaneously and the data meets<br />

the right criteria, the system determines that stronger<br />

S waves, which can cause damage and hurt people,<br />

may be imminent. The Federal Emergency Management<br />

Agency interprets that data and sends out alerts via the<br />

ShakeAlert system.<br />

During a recent 4.8 magnitude Bay Area earthquake,<br />

more than 1 million Android users received messages seconds<br />

before the event. Robert de Groot, a member of the<br />

ShakeAlert team, says, “One of the things we’re trying to<br />

do is build an earthquake early warning industry.” Equipping<br />

phones to pick up signals is a cheaper and quicker<br />

solution than planting larger sensors 10 feet underground<br />

in earthquake-prone areas.<br />

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eco tip<br />


Junk mail is wasteful. In<br />

our digital age, email and<br />

the internet have become<br />

the preferred modes of<br />

communication. When a<br />

shiny, multipage magazine<br />

or catalog arrives in the<br />

mail, we must view it as an<br />

unsustainable practice and<br />

take action to curb it.<br />



According to Jean-Michel<br />

Cousteau’s Ocean Futures<br />

Society, “More than 100<br />

million trees are destroyed<br />

each year for junk mail<br />

plus 28 billion gallons of<br />

water and enough energy<br />

to power more than 9 million cars! When we stop junk mail and catalogs, we<br />

keep trees in the forests doing what they do best—providing oxygen for us to<br />

breathe and absorbing CO 2<br />

to keep our planet cool and healthy.”<br />


Junk mail also adds 1 billion pounds of waste to landfills each year. U.S. Postal<br />

Service Senior Director of Environmental Affairs and Corporate Sustainability<br />

Jennifer Beiro-Réveillé says, “We buy over $392 million worth of products<br />

containing recycled material every year and reduce waste by recycling 277,000<br />

tons of material annually,” at more than 4,000 postal paper recycling stations<br />

around the country. But the post office cannot control what is being mailed.<br />


Almost all magazines have an online edition, and companies likely prefer<br />

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shoppers to visit their websites<br />

rather than go to the expense of designing,<br />

printing and mailing bulky<br />

catalogs that cannot be updated as<br />

inventory and prices change. It is<br />

usually a simple matter to contact<br />

a company by email, phone or even<br />

via a website and request the mailings<br />

to be stopped. All it takes is a<br />

little time and effort to make a big,<br />

cumulative difference.<br />


Taking matters a step further, the<br />

Ocean Futures Society has partnered<br />

with 41Pounds to offer a membership<br />

plan (866-417-4141 or 41Pounds.org)<br />

to stop junk mail. They will contact 20<br />

to 35 direct mail companies to remove<br />

a name from their distribution lists,<br />

including almost all credit card applications,<br />

coupon mailers and magazine<br />

offers, plus specific catalogs.<br />


The Sierra Club wants to ban junk mail<br />

outright, reporting, “An estimated 44<br />

percent of junk mail is thrown away<br />

unopened.” Margaret Klein Salamon,<br />

founder and director of The Climate<br />

Mobilization, likens the idea of banning<br />

junk mail to bans on plastic<br />

straws. The Netherlands, the United<br />

Kingdom and Canada already enforce<br />

junk mail restrictions.<br />

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Loving Yourself<br />

into Action<br />

by Leah Martinson<br />

©VK Studio<br />

Many take a moment or two at the end of the year to reflect and even set some<br />

goals for the new year. Gym trends show a large increase in activity and attendance<br />

for the first few months of the year and then tend to taper off. There are<br />

the best of intentions when setting New Year’s resolutions as we feel motivated, committed<br />

and believe that this time it will stick.<br />

It’s perplexing when there is a struggle to stick to goals and it can trigger feelings of<br />

failure and a tendency to be hard on oneself. There is a common assumption that allowing<br />

the bully in our head to unleash will somehow kick us into shape and push us into action.<br />

Through the beautiful and insightful work of Kristin Neff and others in the field of<br />

Mindful Self-Compassion, it is understood that the opposite is true. Instead of beating<br />

ourselves up for something we did or did not do, engaging in self-compassion wires us<br />

for resilience and allows us to move through difficult times with more ease and grace.<br />

Self-compassion is the ability to treat yourself with the same level of kindness and<br />

compassion you would extend to someone you care about. It is the ability to offer yourself<br />

grace and love when you’re struggling or feeling insecure. The research shows that having<br />

self-compassion has a significant positive impact on how we navigate difficult times.<br />

Many of us are fearful of being compassionate toward ourselves. We might tell<br />

ourselves that if we are gentle with ourselves, it will make us lazy, weak or selfish. The research<br />

shows the opposite. In fact, having self-compassion is great for our health, brings<br />

us strength, builds resilience and makes us more compassionate toward others.<br />

Some of our resistance to self-compassion comes from the harsh messaging we receive<br />

from work culture, society and family of origin around value and worthiness. There is also<br />

a physiological component to our inner critic. Anytime there is a stressor, our sympathetic<br />

nervous system is activated, triggering the fight-or-flight response. Even when the stress comes<br />

from a thought such as a perceived failure or mistake, we feel threatened and this will trigger it.<br />

Being in this stress response results in attacking ourselves with self-deprecating<br />

thoughts. We may think if we are really harsh with ourselves, this will protect us<br />

from making another mistake. Instead, this harshness weakens us and causes an endless<br />

negative feedback loop. Mistakes are an inevitable part of the human experience.<br />

When mistakes and failures are perpetually followed by a barrage of self-criticisms,<br />

this leads to feelings of inadequacy and even depression.<br />

Having a relentless inner critic is a common human experience. So, let’s all take a<br />

deep breath and smile with compassion for each other in this shared experience. No need<br />

to beat ourselves up for having ever been harsh on oneself. Instead, let us put our energy<br />

into celebrating what the research shows us—self-compassion is powerful, and with<br />

some practice, can be fairly simple.<br />

When planning to set New Year’s resolutions, be sure to include practicing more<br />

self-compassion.<br />

Here are some tips from Neff:<br />

• When difficult experiences or emotions arise, rather than avoiding, resisting or<br />

distracting yourself, turn toward the difficult emotions and try to relate to them with<br />

tenderness, kindness, grace and mindfulness.<br />

Self-compassion is the<br />

ability to treat yourself with<br />

the same level of kindness<br />

and compassion you would<br />

extend to someone you<br />

care about.<br />

• Allow yourself to give space to what<br />

you are feeling and meet it with love<br />

and curiosity.<br />

• Acknowledge this experience as a<br />

part of being human and that you are<br />

not alone.<br />

• Respond with the same level of care<br />

and attentiveness you may respond to<br />

a dear friend when they are sharing<br />

about a difficult experience.<br />

Extending compassion to oneself will<br />

not necessarily immediately eliminate<br />

the difficult emotions, but it will allow us<br />

to move through them with more ease.<br />

Certainly, we could all benefit from more<br />

ease in life.<br />

Leah Martinson is a<br />

board-certified health and<br />

wellness coach, licensed<br />

massage therapist, reiki<br />

practitioner and owner of<br />

Visionairium, in Minneapolis.<br />

One of her greatest<br />

joys in her practice is guiding people<br />

through the process of falling in love with<br />

themselves and watching their dreams<br />

unfold from a place of compassionate<br />

allowing. For more information, visit<br />

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by Sheryl Kraft<br />

Although it is completely normal to<br />

feel like our memories are failing<br />

us as we get older, this is not the<br />

time to panic. Regardless of age, it is always<br />

possible to learn, store and recall information,<br />

and there are numerous practices<br />

we can adopt to nourish and optimize<br />

our brains. Whether we’re looking for the<br />

car keys in all the wrong places or experiencing<br />

way too many tip-of-the-tongue<br />

moments, it may be high time to adopt the<br />

brain-boosting recommendations by these<br />

four experts.<br />

Eating for Cognitive Power<br />

“Having a better memory now and in the<br />

future means taking care of your brain and<br />

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making the right lifestyle choices to slow<br />

down the aging process,” says Annie Fenn,<br />

M.D., founder of BrainHealthKitchen.com,<br />

who believes that what we choose to eat<br />

is one of the most significant decisions we<br />

make each day.<br />

Foods high in antioxidants like vitamins<br />

C and E, beta carotene and selenium have<br />

been shown to slow age-related memory<br />

loss. Think berries, grapes (which contain<br />

resveratrol, a memory-enhancing compound),<br />

beets, broccoli, almonds, avocados,<br />

carrots, eggs, salmon, onions and<br />

dark, leafy greens.<br />

Avoid foods high in saturated and trans<br />

fats, which can increase “bad” cholesterol<br />

and lower “good” cholesterol. Studies find<br />










that high cholesterol diets can increase the<br />

risk of memory loss, among other cognitive<br />

functions.<br />

Whole grains and legumes like cracked<br />

wheat, whole-grain couscous and lentils<br />

are complex carbohydrates that<br />

boost the brain by providing a<br />

steady, sustained supply of glucose,<br />

and are high in folate, the memoryboosting<br />

B vitamin.<br />

Finally, don’t forget to include culinary<br />

herbs like curcumin, rosemary, saffron,<br />

oregano and mint. They all help support<br />

brain health, especially saffron, which<br />

contains a potent constituent called crocin<br />

that is associated with slowing cognitive<br />

decline in human and animal studies.<br />

Brain-Nourishing<br />

Supplements and<br />

Stress Reduction<br />

Wendy Warner, M.D., the founder of<br />

Medicine in Balance, an integrative healthcare<br />

practice in Langhorne, Pennsylvania,<br />

recommends Ginkgo biloba<br />

(one of the oldest living tree species in<br />

the world) and ginseng, which have both<br />

been found to help enhance memory with<br />

their neuroprotective and antioxidant<br />

effects. Noting that the brain works best<br />

with adequate nourishment, she asserts<br />

that these supplements can play a role in<br />

increasing blood circulation to the brain,<br />

thus improving its function.<br />

Also on her list are Bacopa monnieri<br />

for its antioxidant capacity, Rhodiola<br />

rosea for its neuroprotective and antioxidant<br />

effects and licorice (Glycirrhiza<br />

glabra) for its ability to increase circulation<br />

in the central nervous system.<br />

Warner recommends regular stress<br />

management techniques like yoga, qigong<br />

and tai chi as well, noting, “These all<br />

help lower inflammation and cortisol (an<br />

inflammatory stress hormone) and have<br />

been shown to improve memory.”<br />

Medicinal Herbs for<br />

Mental Clarity<br />

Heather Houskeeper is a certified herbalist,<br />

long-distance hiker and author. When<br />

venturing out into the wild, she is able to<br />

spot and identify hundreds of medicinal<br />

herbs, including her favorite, top five<br />

memory boosters, starting with Ginkgo<br />

biloba, as well as:<br />

ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus<br />

officinalis) supports healthy<br />

blood flow to the brain. It can<br />

be enjoyed through<br />

food, tea or diffused<br />

as aromatherapy.<br />

ASHWAGANDHA (Withania somnifera),<br />

traditionally ingested as food or tea,<br />

can support mental alertness,<br />

focus and clarity<br />

of mind. Mix<br />

ashwagandha<br />

powder with<br />

warm milk,<br />

hot water<br />

or broth.<br />


(Ocimum<br />

tenuiflorum)<br />

is rich in antioxidants<br />

and<br />

supports cerebral<br />

circulation. Enjoy this delicious and<br />

fragrant herb as tea up to three times per<br />

day, use in cooking or take as a tincture.<br />

GOTU KOLA (Centella<br />

asiatica) is a<br />

restorative<br />

herb that can<br />

support<br />

alertness<br />

and mental<br />

clarity. It is<br />

also popularly used as a<br />

tea, tincture or extract for up to 14<br />

days at a time.<br />

Slumber Savvy<br />

Insufficient sleep can result in a variety of<br />

cognitive problems, including memory<br />

loss. Those suffering from obstructive sleep<br />

apnea (OSA), a common sleep disorder<br />

condition that affects breathing, should not<br />

ignore it.<br />

High-quality sleep is key to reactivating<br />

memories, especially recalling the names<br />

of people we’ve recently met, according<br />

to Northwestern University researchers.<br />

Other experts have reported a strong association<br />

between sleep and the formation<br />

of memories. Strive for uninterrupted and<br />

deep sleep, as follows:<br />

n The ideal amount for most adults<br />

is between seven and nine hours a<br />

night.<br />

n Wind down before bed with a<br />

consistent routine like reading,<br />

stretching or meditation.<br />

n Keep the bedroom cool—somewhere<br />

around 65° F—<br />

and dark.<br />

n Shut off all electronics.<br />

n Avoid late-day caffeine, alcohol<br />

and spicy, heavy meals too close to<br />

bedtime.<br />

Treating OSA is important to improve both<br />

sleep and brain health, says Thomas M.<br />

Holland, M.D., of the Rush Institute for<br />

Healthy Aging, explaining, “Impaired sleep<br />

can lead to biochemical processes that can<br />

impact memory and cognition.”<br />

Sheryl Kraft writes about health and wellness<br />

for Sage by Gaia and a variety of print<br />

and online media sources. Visit SherylKraft.<br />

com and SageByGaia.com to read more of<br />

her work.<br />

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The Dark Side<br />

of Root Canals<br />

by Dr. Holly Thompson<br />

One-hundred percent of root canals harbor bacteria and infection. Yes, 100<br />

percent. Numerous studies have proven this. If there is a nontoxic root canal<br />

tooth, it remains to be found and documented anywhere.<br />

Root canal teeth have fungi, viruses and over 460 different types of bacteria. Root<br />

canals are a failed procedure that are not only expensive but can contribute to devastating<br />

health issues. If a root canal tooth has been in the jaw for more than five years, over<br />

65 percent have black roots. This means the tooth—which is considered an organ—has<br />

gangrene. There is no other organ, other than the teeth, that would be left dead in our<br />

body, making this an unacceptable “standard of care”.<br />

As early as 2009, the American Dental Association stated that individuals who<br />

reported having two or more root canal teeth were statistically more likely to have<br />

coronary artery disease. The Journal of Endodontics quoted in their April 2016 issue<br />

that “systemic disease is related to root canals” further demonstrating how toxic the<br />

procedure is. In addition, the International Endodontic Journal stated in their <strong>January</strong><br />

2022 issue, “endodontic inflammatory disease is an independent risk factor for<br />

cardiovascular disease.”<br />

Every dental patient should be told this information in an informed consent before<br />

getting a root canal or if they have a root canal. This is currently not being done in the<br />

dental profession, which is both unethical and dangerous.<br />

Our bodies are meant to be a flowing, vital system. A dead organ (root canal tooth)<br />

is stagnation. The blood flow around root canal teeth stagnates, and stagnation anywhere<br />

in the body leads to lactic acid buildup that creates an environment primed for bacteria<br />

to invade. Teeth have pores like pores in the skin. Pores on teeth are called dentin tubules,<br />

which are only three nanometers in size.<br />

The size of bacteria is up to one nanometer and can easily get into the dentin<br />

tubules. Once inside, the macrophages that eliminate bacteria cannot reach them<br />

because they are 25 to 50 nanometers and cannot fit through the dentin tubules. This<br />

can be equated to a cat (macrophage) trying to get to the mice (bacteria) through a<br />

mouse hole (dentin tubules). Meanwhile, the bacteria continue to grow and multiply<br />

inside the tooth and release their cytotoxin byproducts out of the tooth into the lymphatic<br />

system where they enter the bloodstream, and then, the entire body. A strong,<br />

healthy immune system can fight off this infection for a while, but it is impossible to<br />

control germs and they continue to grow. This leads to chronic inflammation and per-<br />

Every dental patient should<br />

be told this information in<br />

an informed consent before<br />

getting a root canal or if they<br />

have a root canal.<br />

manently activates the immune system,<br />

which leads to autoimmune disease.<br />

Many people do not have pain with<br />

the dead root canal tooth, so are led to<br />

believe that everything is fine. However,<br />

the absence of pain is not a reason to<br />

believe the root canal teeth are healthy.<br />

Like other health issues such as diabetes,<br />

obstructive sleep apnea and even cancer,<br />

the disease does not cause pain until it<br />

becomes serious or even deadly.<br />

A growing body of evidence has<br />

shown us that our teeth are directly related<br />

to specific body systems and organs.<br />

Patients with root canal teeth should, at<br />

the very least, get a baseline 3D X-ray<br />

(a cone beam scan) of all their teeth and<br />

jawbone areas. Not doing this is missing<br />

the opportunity to make the single most<br />

substantive intervention in slowing, stopping<br />

or even reversing a patient’s systemic<br />

disease. The standard 2D X-ray will miss<br />

many active infections in the teeth and<br />

jaw, making a 3D X-ray imperative.<br />

Holly Thompson, DDS, is a<br />

biological dentist who<br />

specializes in zirconia dental<br />

implant placement at<br />

<strong>Natural</strong> Smiles Dental Care,<br />

in Shoreview. She has<br />

fellowships with The<br />

International Dental Implant Association and<br />

The Zirconia Implant Society and is currently<br />

in the Naturopathic Physician training<br />

program though the American College of<br />

Integrative Medicine & Dentistry.<br />

At <strong>Natural</strong> Smiles Dental Care, the team<br />

includes patients, dentists, and healthcare<br />

practitioners, collectively paving the way for a<br />

healthier tomorrow. Thompson is optimistic<br />

that dentistry and medicine can finally truly<br />

unite and work together to understand how<br />

the teeth and jaw are tied to overall health.<br />

Located at 3434 Lexington Ave. N., Ste. 700,<br />

Shoreview, call 651-483-9800 or visit <strong>Natural</strong>SmilesDental.com.<br />

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healing ways<br />

More than Skin Deep<br />


by Lorraine Maita<br />

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Psoriasis affects approximately 3 percent<br />

of the U.S. population. According<br />

to Dr. Mark Hyman, founder of<br />

the Institute of Functional Medicine, the<br />

condition involves terrible suffering from<br />

scaly, itchy, inflamed and peeling skin; aching<br />

joints; burning genitals; broken nails;<br />

and the resulting depression that inevitably<br />

comes from such conditions—all of which<br />

explains why it is often referred to as “the<br />

heartbreak of psoriasis.”<br />

The Cleveland Clinic describes psoriasis<br />

as an autoimmune condition of the skin.<br />

The immune system of people with psoriasis<br />

overreacts, causing inflammation and<br />

an overly rapid growth of new skin cells,<br />

which in turn causes a buildup on the surface<br />

that creates the appearance of scaling,<br />

but the effects are much more significant<br />

than cosmetic.<br />

Psoriasis is associated with psoriatic<br />

arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease,<br />

autoimmune thyroiditis, lymphoma and<br />

cardiovascular disease. The National<br />

Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) describes a<br />

link between psoriasis and cardiovascular<br />

disease and metabolic syndrome known<br />

as the “march of psoriasis”. Widespread<br />

inflammation may cause insulin resistance<br />

that triggers cells lining the blood vessels<br />

to malfunction, potentially leading to atherosclerosis<br />

and heart attack or stroke. The<br />

ailment also increases the risk of diabetes,<br />

obesity and high cholesterol.<br />

Traditionally, psoriasis is treated with<br />

steroids and immunosuppressive drugs<br />

that can be harsh on the body and quite<br />

expensive while failing to address its root<br />

cause. Alternatively, the functional medicine<br />

approach is to treat the disease’s underlying<br />

causes: inflammation and triggers.<br />

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“I have psoriasis,” says Dr. Brad Shook, a chiropractic physician<br />

and member of The Institute of Functional Medicine. “I worked<br />

hard, and I’ve had my psoriasis and my autoimmunity under<br />

control and in remission. Through functional medicine, we can<br />

identify these drivers and help you to unwind this process, heal<br />

your body and then through that process of healing, you learn<br />

what the triggers were.”<br />

Psoriasis Triggers<br />

Functional medicine practitioners use the acronym STAIN to<br />

categorize five triggers that activate inflammation and psoriasis:<br />

stress, trauma or toxins, antigens or adverse food reactions,<br />

inflammation or infections and nutrition. Removing these triggers<br />

allows for healing.<br />

Stress<br />

Psoriatic patients report worsening of symptoms with stress.<br />

Modulating the reaction to stress and adding relaxation techniques<br />

can calm the inflammatory response. Practicing relaxing<br />

activities such as deep belly breathing, yoga, tai chi, prayer,<br />

meditation, visualization, Heartmath, massage, acupuncture or<br />

biofeedback can relieve stress. Exercise can also release endorphins<br />

that reduce pain perception.<br />

Trauma or Toxins<br />

The NPF states that physical trauma can induce the development<br />

of psoriatic plaques. Toxins such as smoking and alcohol<br />

have been shown to increase the risk and severity of the disease.<br />

Obesity may also play a role in worsening symptoms because<br />

toxins are stored in fat, which emits inflammatory cytokines. It’s<br />

recommended to maintain ideal weight, abstain from smoking<br />

and alcohol consumption, and avoid trauma. Detoxifying and<br />

removing heavy metals can decrease the inflammatory response,<br />

as well.<br />

Antigens or Adverse Food Reactions<br />

Studies show that a Western diet rich in sugar and fat leads to an<br />

imbalance in gut bacteria known as dysbiosis. These harmful bacteria<br />

may contribute to psoriasis. Allergens or reactions to food<br />

can cause increased intestinal permeability, or leaky gut. The most<br />

common triggers tend to be wheat and dairy.<br />

The Chopra Center recommends the 4 R Gut Healing program.<br />

Removing foods patients are sensitive to is key to calming down<br />

the immune system, as well as avoiding sugar, wheat, dairy and<br />

processed foods. To improve the gut, replace digestive enzymes,<br />

replenish healthy bacteria with a probiotic and repair the gut lining<br />

with butyrate or L glutamine.<br />

Inflammation or Infections<br />

To diminish inflammation, modify the diet to include more antiinflammatory<br />

omega-3 fats found in fish, avocado, nuts, seeds and<br />

olives, and fewer inflammatory omega-6 fats found in wheat and<br />

dairy. Look for and eradicate hidden infections. Decrease inflammation<br />

with a high-quality fish oil, curcumin, probiotics and a<br />

whole foods diet free of food sensitivities.<br />

Nutrition<br />

Studies show that having adequate amounts of vitamins A and D,<br />

fish oil, probiotics and zinc are important for maintaining both a<br />

healthy gut and a healthy immune response. Supplementation can<br />

be helpful in maintaining appropriate levels of these vital nutrients.<br />

Some patients using topical vitamin D products found they<br />

had effects similar to topical corticosteroids.<br />

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green living<br />





by Sandra Yeyati<br />

Most clothes made today contain plastic. The non-biodegradable polymer is a<br />

major component of elastic waistbands and nylon sneakers. But by far, the<br />

largest fossil-fuel culprit is polyester, commonly used in shirts, pants, hoodies,<br />

dresses, jackets, underwear, socks, blankets and hats, according to Sewport, an online<br />

marketplace serving the garment industry.<br />

In 2021, polyester comprised 54 percent<br />

of all new fabrics, according to Textile<br />

Exchange, a global nonprofit of fashion insiders<br />

promoting sustainability. Because it<br />

is inexpensive to make, this synthetic fiber<br />

is the darling of fast fashion which entices<br />

consumers to wear cheap garments a few<br />

times, throw them away and promptly buy<br />

replacements. Every year, an estimated 92<br />

million tons of clothing end up in landfills<br />

worldwide; and in America, 85 percent<br />

of all textiles get discarded, according to<br />

Earth.org.<br />

Made from mushroom mycelium,<br />

this textile is a sustainable alternative to animal leather.<br />

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Environmental Costs of<br />

Plastic Clothes<br />

Plastic produces greenhouse gases at<br />

every stage of its long life—from extraction,<br />

refining and manufacturing to<br />

transportation and waste management.<br />

Researchers have found that washing<br />

polyester releases tiny synthetic microfibers<br />

into the water supply, harming<br />

marine life and contaminating human<br />

drinking water. It also breaks down<br />

into micro-plastics while languishing in<br />

landfills for hundreds of years.<br />

The manufacture of polyester has social<br />

costs, too. According to Sewport, the vast<br />

majority of producers worldwide exploit<br />

uneducated people in impoverished countries,<br />

where workers are regularly exposed<br />

to highly toxic chemicals.<br />

Recycled Plastic Textiles<br />

Among conscientious environmentalists,<br />

there’s an aspirational trend toward<br />

textiles made of recycled plastic, such<br />

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as Econyl. Patagonia promotes<br />

NetPlus material made from discarded<br />

fishing nets. Repreve transforms<br />

reclaimed water bottles<br />

into yarn that is<br />

used to make<br />

various garments.<br />

Currently,<br />

these<br />

eco-friendly<br />

textiles make up a<br />

tiny fraction of the global market; only<br />

14 percent of all polyester was recycled<br />

in 2020.<br />

Textile Exchange and the United<br />

Nations Framework Convention on Climate<br />

Change’s Fashion Industry Charter<br />

for Climate Action have launched an<br />

initiative to shift the market toward<br />

recycled polyester. But even recycled<br />

plastic garments shed micro-plastics<br />

when washed. Consider using a washing<br />

bag like Guppyfriend, which keeps<br />

micro-plastics from escaping, or choose<br />

items that aren’t washed as often, such<br />

as sneakers.<br />

Better Fabric Choices<br />

“Organic and more sustainable counterparts<br />

from almost all types of natural<br />

fibers, including cotton, linen, down and<br />

wool, are becoming available at retailers<br />

across the globe,” says La Rhea Pepper,<br />

managing director of the Textile Exchange.<br />

Here are notable fabric options<br />

that are kinder to the planet.<br />

LYOCELL: Trademarked as Tencel,<br />

lyocell is made from sustainably sourced<br />

wood cellulose and<br />

used in denim,<br />

dress shirts and<br />

underwear. Less<br />

water and lowerimpact<br />

chemicals<br />

are used in manufacturing<br />

this material.<br />

It’s biodegradable and<br />

easily recycled.<br />


While conventional cotton is a natural<br />

fiber harvested from plants, it consumes<br />

an inordinate amount of water<br />

and involves the use of toxic chemicals.<br />

The better choices are organic cotton<br />

certified by the Global Organic Textiles<br />

Standards (GOTS), which requires less<br />

water and doesn’t use chemicals, or recycled<br />

cotton, which repurposes already<br />

existing fibers.<br />

PLANT-BASED LEATHER: Companies<br />

making these animal-free alternatives<br />

using mushrooms, pineapples, bananas,<br />

apples, cacti and other vegetables are<br />

highly innovative and represent an exciting,<br />

emerging sector.<br />


biodegradable and requires much less<br />

water and chemicals than cotton, but it’s<br />

traditionally made by boiling or gassing<br />

silkworms. The cruelty-free approach<br />

behind peace or Ahimsa silk is that<br />

moths are allowed to emerge naturally<br />

before their cocoons are harvested.<br />

Look for GOTS-certified silk to ensure<br />

humane manufacturing.<br />

WOOL: Made from the fleece of sheep<br />

and other animals, wool is naturally<br />

biodegradable, regrows continually<br />

and can be harvested without harming<br />

animals. Still, industry players have been<br />

known to abuse animals, land and workers.<br />

Certifiers like the Responsible Wool<br />

Standard encourage better stewardship.<br />

ORGANIC LINEN: Made from flax, linen<br />

requires little water, is biodegradable,<br />

moth-resistant and considered more ecofriendly<br />

than cotton.<br />

ORGANIC HEMP: Humans have been<br />

harvesting hemp for thousands of years.<br />

It’s considered one of the most sustainable<br />

fibers because it requires very little<br />

water and no toxic chemicals to produce.<br />

Living with the Complexity<br />

of Environmentalism<br />

As the annual global textile market<br />

nears $1 trillion in value, the environmental<br />

stakes are enormous, and<br />

sustainable choices aren’t always easy<br />

to make. Ultimately, it’s the new clothes<br />

we don’t buy that will help our planet<br />

the most. Vow not to purchase fast<br />

fashion. Invest in well-made, longerlasting<br />

clothing. Mend clothes to extend<br />

their lives. Shop at secondhand stores.<br />

Wash clothing less often to reduce<br />

the release of micro-plastics. Choose<br />

brands committed to responsible fabrics<br />

and transparent labeling.<br />

Sandra Yeyati, J.D., is a professional writer<br />

and editor. Reach her at SandraYeyati@<br />

gmail.com.<br />

<strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


conscious eating<br />

Cooling the Fire Within<br />



by Tom O’Bryan<br />

22 <strong>Twin</strong> <strong>Cities</strong> Edition NAtwincities.com<br />

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Putting more thought into what we<br />

eat and why may be among the<br />

most important factors in determining<br />

how long we live. Researchers in<br />

Norway recently compared the long-term<br />

effects of a typical Western diet to an<br />

optimal one, and their findings can be a<br />

source for inspiration. The optimal diet<br />

had a substantially higher intake of whole<br />

grains, legumes, fish, fruits, vegetables and<br />

a handful of nuts, while reducing red and<br />

processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages<br />

and refined grains.<br />

According to their results, a sustained<br />

change from a typical Western diet to the<br />

better plan can make a big difference on<br />

life expectancy. Here are their predicted<br />

impacts on longevity for people after starting—and<br />

sticking to—an optimal diet:<br />

Start at age 20—women add 8.4 to 12.3<br />

years; men add 9.4 to 14.3 years<br />

Start at age 60—women add 6.2 to 9.3<br />

years; men add 6.8 to 10 years<br />

Start at age 80—women and men add<br />

3.4 years<br />

So, it is never too late to start a positive<br />

activity.<br />

This improved diet gets to the underlying<br />

causes of most of the reasons Americans<br />

die. According to the National Institutes<br />

of Health, 14 of the top 15 causes of<br />

death in 2019 were chronic inflammatory<br />

diseases. This means it is more than likely<br />

that the cause has existed for a long time<br />

under the surface (chronic), with too much<br />

inflammation for too long (inflammatory),<br />

affecting the brain, cardiovascular system,<br />

blood sugar system or wherever there is a<br />

genetic weak link (disease). Rather than

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ask what the ailment is, ask, “Where is the long-term, hidden<br />

inflammation coming from that is fueling this disease?”<br />

Dr. George Slavich, founding director of the Laboratory for<br />

Stress Assessment and Research at the University of California in<br />

Los Angeles, says that understanding when inflammation promotes<br />

either good or poor health and how and when to intervene<br />

to reduce inflammation-related disease risk, “should be a top<br />

scientific and public priority.” Identifying and reducing individual<br />

triggers of inflammation opens a path to regenerating a healthier,<br />

younger individual.<br />

Not all inflammation is bad. Time-limited increases in inflammation<br />

are critical for promoting wound healing and recovery, as<br />

well as reducing the spread of communicable infections. Humans<br />

would not have lived very long without a well-developed internal<br />

protection from threatening environmental triggers such as bugs,<br />

parasites, viruses, mold, fungus and bacteria. For better health<br />

outcomes, we need to address excessive systemic inflammation.<br />

There are many likely contributors to the fueling of inflammation,<br />

but one of the most common sources is what is on the end of our<br />

fork. Begin there.<br />

LIFESTYLE HACK 1: If there is one prime directive for better<br />

health, it is to focus on living as much of an anti-inflammatory<br />

lifestyle as possible. Become more aware of the daily environmental<br />

exposures that ramp up inflammatory genes. Know, for<br />

example, what chemicals are used on the soil in which the food<br />

is grown or sprayed with before it is harvested. Then, armed with<br />

this knowledge, choose a better alternative, like organic and regenerative<br />

organic foods. As enough anti-inflammatory messages<br />

are accumulated, a reversal in the direction of health is possible.<br />

LIFESTYLE HACK 2: Food is the most common source of gasoline<br />

on the fire of inflammation. Dr. Deanna Minich, president<br />

of the American College of Nutrition, recommends the Rainbow<br />

Diet, which acts like a fire extinguisher to put out the excess inflammatory<br />

fire in the body. Selecting multiple colors of fruits and<br />

vegetables at every meal tempers the inflammatory cascade. Strive<br />

over time to eat 50 different fruits or vegetables per week.<br />

Begin today. Just bringing up to awareness the question, “Is this<br />

food inflammatory or anti-inflammatory?” will feed our health<br />

habits, and over time, healthier habits equal a healthier life.<br />

KnoWEwell Chief Health Officer Dr. Tom O’Bryan, DC, CCN,<br />

DACBN, is an internationally recognized expert on gluten, bestselling<br />

author and speaker focused on food sensitivities, environmental<br />

toxins and the development of autoimmune diseases. He is a<br />

chiropractic doctor, certified clinical nutritionist and the founder of<br />

TheDr.com.<br />




6 zucchinis, medium to large,<br />

firm and straight, cut into<br />

“noodles”<br />

2 lb fresh, wild salmon fillets,<br />

skin removed<br />

Sea salt and pepper<br />

2 Tbsp high-heat cooking oil<br />

(avocado or grapeseed)<br />

3 Tbsp olive oil<br />

4 Tbsp shallots, minced<br />

Zucchini can be fashioned into noodles one of two ways. For<br />

“fettuccine”, use a potato peeler to produce long, flat noodles or<br />

lengthwise ribbons. Peel off several from one side, then turn the<br />

zucchini and peel off more. Continue to turn and peel away ribbons,<br />

until reaching the seeds at the core of the zucchini, which<br />

can be discarded. For “spaghetti”, use a spiralizer, mandolin or<br />

knife. The spiralizer is the easiest option. With a mandolin, hook<br />

up the julienne attachment for perfectly formed noodles. If using<br />

a knife, cut the zucchini into thin slices, stack them up and cut<br />

again lengthwise into thin strips. Discard the core.<br />

Salt the zucchini noodles, let sit for a few minutes, then massage<br />

and squeeze the water out. Drain any excess liquid.<br />

Season the salmon with salt and pepper. In a large pan, heat the<br />

avocado oil over medium to high heat. Add the salmon, top sidedown,<br />

and sear until golden and crispy, then turn over to finish<br />

cooking. Cover only with a splatter screen, or it will not get crispy.<br />

In a wok or large pan over medium heat, add the olive oil and<br />

shallots, and cook until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.<br />

Add the zucchini noodles, increase the heat to medium-high<br />

and cook for 2 minutes. Add the artichokes and lemon zest, stir<br />

to combine and cook for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and add the<br />

parsley, lemon juice and cayenne; stir to combine. Add the bacon<br />

and adjust seasonings to taste.<br />

Distribute evenly on 4 plates or low bowls. Place the salmon on<br />

top and serve with extra lemon.<br />

All recipes courtesy of Dr. Tom O’Bryan.<br />

4 cloves garlic, minced<br />

8 artichoke hearts (in water),<br />

quartered<br />

1 lemon, zested and juiced<br />

4 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped<br />

Pinch of cayenne<br />

6 slices crumbled, crispy turkey<br />

bacon; crispy bacon;<br />

or crispy pancetta<br />

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10 eggs<br />

1 cup chopped artichoke<br />

hearts, packed in<br />

water<br />

1 large tomato<br />

4 oz fresh baby spinach, chopped<br />

2 cloves garlic, minced<br />

⅔ cup green olives, chopped<br />

½ tsp dried thyme<br />

½ tsp dried oregano<br />

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper<br />

2 Tbsp coconut oil<br />

In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except the<br />

oil. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Pour<br />

the mixture into the skillet. After 1 to 2 minutes, when the<br />

omelet has begun to brown, fold it in half and continue to<br />

cook for another 1 to 2 minutes on each side until the center is<br />

cooked through. Serve immediately.<br />

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CURRY<br />


SALAD<br />


4 organic, boneless, /<br />

chicken breasts<br />

1 to 2 bay leaves<br />

½ cup chopped celery<br />

½ cup chopped walnuts<br />

⅔ cup avocado mayonnaise<br />

2 tsp gluten-free Dijon mustard<br />

1 tsp curry powder<br />

Sea salt and black pepper<br />

Wash and pat dry the chicken. Add water to a steamer (per manufacturer’s<br />

instructions) and add bay leaves. Place the chicken in the<br />

steamer basket and steam for 45 to 50 minutes. Do not overcook.<br />

Allow to cool, then shred or chop.<br />

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, walnuts, mayonnaise,<br />

mustard, and curry. Blend well with a fork, taste and season with<br />

salt and pepper.<br />

Add the salad greens to plates and mound with the chicken salad.<br />

Garnish with parsley, avocado and pomegranate arils (seeds). If desired,<br />

drizzle salad greens with juice of a lemon and extra-virgin olive oil.<br />

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6 It’s better fresh<br />

8 Healthful routine<br />

9 Native American symbol<br />

10 Not turned on<br />

12 Memory-enhancing<br />

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14 Rainbow color<br />

16 Plant of the future<br />

17 Health-giving supplement,<br />

2 words<br />

21 Spoil<br />

22 Indian herb which can<br />

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focus and clarity of mind<br />

24 Early South American<br />

people<br />

27 Healthy diet that can address<br />

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29 Moving force<br />

31 ‘’Barbara ___’’ (Beach<br />

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32 Go downhill fast<br />

33 Buddhist flower<br />

34 Joi de vivre<br />

Down<br />

1 Orange root vegetables<br />

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2 Joke<br />

3 School of thought<br />

4 Word with “ear” or<br />

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5 “Have some”<br />

6 Foods high in these have<br />

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7 Popular lettuce<br />

11 Vibrant<br />

13 Swiss ___ : green vegetable<br />

used in salads<br />

15 Edward, for short<br />

18 Dream creatively<br />

19 Light brown<br />

20 Spa areas where toxins<br />

can be sweated out<br />

22 Blacksmith’s block<br />

23 Hurry, old-style<br />

25 Salad veggie in slang<br />

26 “__ Am” (Alicia Keys<br />

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28 __ reaction (feeling)<br />

30 Round green vegetable<br />

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calendar of events<br />

featured event<br />

Women’s Wellness Series:<br />

In Our Own Hands<br />

Produced by Midwest Women’s<br />

Herbal with world-renowned herbalist<br />

Rosemary Gladstar and a dynamic star<br />

lineup. Workshops covering a wide<br />

variety of topics spread over the winter<br />

months every other Saturday. Be<br />

supported and inspired to work with<br />

herbs, archetypes, magic and healing<br />

in their own lives and communities.<br />

Every other Saturday from<br />

<strong>January</strong> through April<br />

Online<br />

MidwestWomensHerbal.com.<br />

featured event<br />

Discover Your Highest<br />

Purpose<br />

Sri Harold Klemp, the spiritual leader<br />

of Eckankar, shares wisdom through<br />

stories and spiritual insights that bring<br />

meaning, connection and humor to the<br />

workings of Spirit in everyday life.<br />

Fridays at 7pm<br />

Watch on Channel 6 or via MCN6.org<br />

For more information, visit Eckankar.org,<br />

TempleOfECK.org or Facebook.com/<br />

Eckankar.<br />


Genealogy Research: Drop-in Clinic – 10am-<br />

12pm. Whether you are a beginner in climbing your<br />

family tree or you have hit a “brick wall” that is<br />

blocking your path in your research, you can drop in<br />

to find a solution. Free. Linden Hills, 2900 W. 43rd<br />

St., Minneapolis. Hclib.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />


7, 14, 21, 28<br />

Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum and Baby<br />

Classes – 6-7pm. Classes are held virtually online<br />

throughout the month and are led by our top AID<br />

instructors. AID utilizes state-of-the-art 3D visual<br />

aids and activities to keep it fun and engaging while<br />

presenting the latest evidence-based material on<br />

each topic. $35. Online. Childbirth-Classes.com.<br />


Keystone FoodMobile Distribution – 10am-12pm.<br />

The Keystone Community Services FoodMobile will<br />

be distributing free groceries in the parking lot at the<br />

Ramsey County Library in Roseville on the second<br />

Monday of every month. This service is available<br />

to anyone in need. Free. 2180 North Hamline Ave.,<br />

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

Highland Park Book Club – 6-7:30pm. Join<br />

us as we discuss B.A. Shapiro’s novel The<br />

Art Forger, which the Kirkus Review calls “a<br />

cleverly plotted art-world thriller/romance with<br />

a murky moral core.” See if you agree! Free.<br />

Highland Park, 1974 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul.<br />

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

MONDAYS, JANUARY 9, 23, 30<br />

Talk to a Social Worker – 2-6pm. Get one-to-one<br />

assistance and referrals for shelter/housing options,<br />

mental health/short-term counseling, Food/<br />

SNAP benefits, government resources, community<br />

resources, legal resources. Free. George Latimer<br />

Central Library, 90 West 4th Street, Saint Paul. Sppl.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

Sewing Circle – 3-5pm. Drop in to sew or mend by<br />

hand or machine. Bring your own project or start<br />

something new! We’ll provide basic supplies, equipment,<br />

and a supportive learning environment. Free.<br />

George Latimer Central Library, 90 West 4th Street,<br />

Saint Paul. Sppl.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />


Lactation Lounge with Ramsey County Health –<br />

10am-12pm. A free drop-in breastfeeding/ chestfeeding<br />

support service. Come share tips and socialize with other<br />

expecting, breastfeeding/chestfeeding and pumping<br />

families. All families, siblings, and support people are<br />

welcome!​Free. Highland Park, 1974 Ford Parkway,<br />

Saint Paul. Sppl.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />


Resources for Laid-off Workers – 3-5pm. Stop by<br />

the Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota table in the<br />

Highland Library lobby to learn about the benefits<br />

of enrolling in the Dislocated Worker Program. Find<br />

the help you need to land your next job or career.<br />

Free. Highland Park, 1974 Ford Parkway, Saint<br />

Paul. Sppl.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

Walker Library Chess Club – 5:30-7:45pm. Open to<br />

adult and teen chess players of all abilities from complete<br />

beginners to the more advanced. Play for learning<br />

or for friendly competition. Teaching new players available<br />

upon request. Free. Walker Library, 2880 Hennepin<br />

Ave., Minneapolis. Hclib.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />


League of Extaordinary Makers – 2-4pm. Bring your<br />

knitting, crochet, sewing, cross-stitch, quilting, rugs,<br />

weaves, or other fiber arts projects to work on and meet<br />

other local fiber artists. All levels of experience welcome.<br />

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

WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 11, 18, 25<br />

Crafternoon – 2-4pm. Join us for a different craft each<br />

session or bring your own knitting, beading, felting or<br />

other craft project to work on. Meet other local crafters<br />

and share in the joy of making cool things. Drop in<br />

or stay the entire time. Free. 620 Rice St., Wayzata.<br />

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


Coordinated Entry Housing Assessment – 1-4pm.<br />

Single adults 25 years or older, currently experiencing<br />

homelessness and not staying in a shelter, will<br />

need to complete a housing assessment to determine<br />

long-term housing options. Free. George Latimer<br />

Central Library, 90 West 4th Street, Saint Paul. Sppl.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

Photo and Video Conversion – 6:30-7:30pm.<br />

Come learn about the library’s digitization equipment<br />

that can convert physical photos, slides,<br />

negatives, cassette tapes, 8mm and Super 8 film,<br />

and VHS and VHS-C tapes to digital files. Free.<br />

2180 North Hamline Ave., Roseville. RCLReads.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

THURSDAYS, JANUARY 12, 19, 26<br />

Knitting for Good – 6-7:30pm. Join us for this unique<br />

opportunity to gather with your crafty neighbors as we<br />

Knit for Good. Our drop-in group encourages you to<br />

bring your creative talents to support good causes, such<br />

as hats for premature babies and welcome blanket.<br />

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

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />


Ways to Save Fair – 11am-1pm. Take a tour with a<br />

SNAP-Ed educator, watch a budget-recipe cooking<br />

demo by East Side Table, enter to win a grocery cart<br />

filled with Field Day products, sample some of our<br />

favorite low-cost items, and leave with recipes and<br />

resources to continue your savings journey. Free. 740<br />

East 7th Street, Saint Paul. MSMarket.coop/event.<br />

Fix-It Clinic – 12-4pm. Bring your broken household<br />

items to a free Fix-It Clinic and work together with<br />

friendly, skilled volunteers to diagnose, troubleshoot<br />

and fix your item. We can help you with small appliances,<br />

clothing that is clean, electronics, mobile<br />

devices and more. Free.7001 York Ave. S., Edina.<br />

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


League of Extaordinary – 2-4pm. Bring your knitting,<br />

crochet, sewing, cross-stitch, quilting, rugs, weaves, or<br />

other fiber arts projects to work on and meet other local<br />

fiber artists. All levels of experience welcome. Free.<br />

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


Virtual Hiring Event – 1-2pm. Everyone is welcome<br />

to attend this free virtual hiring event which features a<br />

variety of jobs in the Mpls/St. Paul metro area. Free.<br />

Online. https://hclib.BiblioCommons.com/events/63<br />

97824e0748ed36005e5b01.<br />

Virtual Class–Budget Shopping in the New Year<br />

– 5:30-6:30pm. Start your new year by learning<br />

how to shop for delicious local, healthful foods<br />

without breaking the bank. Join us for a mini<br />

virtual tour of the co-op, learn tips to minimize<br />

waste and maximize savings in your meal planning<br />

and shopping, and gain insight into saving<br />

with coupons, deals and membership at the co-op.<br />

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

East Lake Vegan Recipe Club – 6:30-7:30pm. If<br />

you are curious about vegan cooking, this virtual<br />

club is for you. Each month participants make recipes<br />

from popular cookbooks prior to meeting, then share<br />

their reflections with the group. Free. Online. HCLib.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

Writer to Writer: Michael Kleber-Diggs and<br />

Heid E. Erdrich – 6:30-8pm. Join poets, writers and<br />

creative writing teachers Michael Kleber-Diggs and<br />

Heid E. Erdrich in a conversation about how they write<br />

around audience expectations of their childhoods and<br />

cultural experiences, their adult lives as writers, and<br />

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their relationship to community and economic class.<br />

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


Inner Guidance Series Part 1 – 6:15-7pm. Gain<br />

access to your inner knowing. The Sanctuary<br />

Meditation technique is an ancient and proven<br />

method for quieting the mind and connecting to<br />

your higher awareness for healing, insight, and<br />

deep relaxation. With this meditation technique,<br />

you have a powerful tool to begin looking for<br />

insight, comfort, and wisdom within yourself. $35.<br />

7801 East Bush Lake Rd, Suite 240, Bloomington.<br />

GenevieveWachutka.com/events.<br />


Ramsey County Master Gardeners Present: Home<br />

Composting – 6:30-8pm. Learn the science behind<br />

and the benefits of home composting, including<br />

information on different composting methods, recommended<br />

compostable materials, and common uses of<br />

compost around the yard and garden. Free. Online.<br />

RCLReads.BiblioCommons.com/events.<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 />


Women in the Woods – 7-8:30pm. Join Dodge naturalist,<br />

Pam Welisevich, for an evening of exploring<br />

all winter has to offer. Become more comfortable<br />

and knowledgeable about the natural world by joining<br />

other women interested in getting outside. $20.<br />

Main Property, Farm Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton<br />

Street, West St. Paul. DodgeNatureCenter.org/event.<br />


Job Fair – 3-6pm. Meet employers, find a new<br />

career, get hired. Hospitality, service, healthcare,<br />

manufacturing, IT, and government employers are<br />

eager to meet candidates with a variety of work<br />

experience and backgrounds. Bring your resumé<br />

and your best first impression and get hired at the<br />

job fair. Free. 2180 North Hamline Ave., Roseville.<br />

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


Starting Seeds Indoors and Winter Sowing –<br />

5:30-7:30pm. Get ready to plant your vegetable<br />

garden this spring. We’ll discuss the equipment<br />

needed, best practices for successful seed starting,<br />

timing, and how to care for your seeds as they<br />

grow. Free seed starting trays and winter sowing<br />

starter kits will be available for participants<br />

to take home. $12 non-member, $10 members.<br />

1500 West 7th Street, Saint Paul. MSMarket.<br />

coop/event.<br />


Discover “The Other Side of the Fish Tank”<br />

– 9:30am-4:30pm. During this one-day virtual<br />

class, we will explore what we cannot see, hear,<br />

feel, smell or taste with our physical senses.<br />

We will explore the non-physical world that<br />

exists around us and you will have the opportunity<br />

to reawaken your spiritual senses. $98.<br />

AnnetteRugolo.com/calendar/.<br />

featured event<br />

The Light Up<br />

with Nea Clare<br />

This Live Channeling Event with<br />

Nea Clare is an opportunity for you<br />

to connect with a community of<br />

like-SOULed beings for inspiration,<br />

connection and alignment.<br />

Sunday, <strong>January</strong> 29<br />

from 3-6pm<br />

Cost: $20<br />

Strike Theatre, 824 18th Ave NE.,<br />

Minneapolis. YesWardCoaching.com/lightup.<br />



Kids Chess Club – 10-11:30am. Welcome all kids who<br />

want to play chess with other kids. Play for fun and to<br />

learn chess basics. Open to all children in grades K-6.<br />

All levels are encouraged to attend, and new players<br />

will be offered help to learn the rules and get started All<br />

chess equipment will be provided. Free. 2880 Hennepin<br />

Ave., Minneapolis. Hclib.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

Stay & Play – 10am-12pm. Children learn most about<br />

their world and themselves through play. Each Stay<br />

& Play will have a theme and feature a story, song or<br />

rhyme, and a game. Stay & Play is geared towards<br />

toddlers and preschoolers, but siblings are welcome to<br />

join in on the fun. Free. 1011 Rice Street, Saint Paul.<br />

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


7, 14, 21, 28<br />

Saturday Morning Family Storytime – 10am-<br />

10:30am. For children of all ages and their caregivers.<br />

Talk, sing, read, write and play together. Share<br />

books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Free.<br />

Linden Hills, 2900 W. 43rd St., Minneapolis. Hclib.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

Paws to Read with Duke or Trevor – 10-11:30am.<br />

Work on your reading skills in a low-stress environment<br />

with Duke or Trevor, licensed therapy dogs who<br />

welcome school-aged readers who need that extra<br />

practice to participate in this special program. Free.<br />

2180 North Hamline Ave., Roseville. RCLReads.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

plan ahead<br />


Awaken Thyself! Discover the Path of Initiation<br />

– 6-9pm. Discover a path of spiritual teachings and<br />

practical tools for life, including a shamanic technique<br />

to connect with your Higher Self; ancient rituals for<br />

protection, creating a sacred circle, and calling down<br />

energies for use in daily life. $55. Modern Mystery<br />

School, 7801 East Bush Lake Rd., Suite 240, Bloomington.<br />

GenevieveWachutka.com.<br />


Conscious Mothering Virtual Class with Annette<br />

Rugolo – 7-8:30pm. The tools taught in this class<br />

will help you parent more consciously and deepen<br />

your connection with your child. It will also help<br />

you to understand who your child is, from both a<br />

personality level and soul level, and better understand<br />

their experience as a soul in the world at this<br />

time. $148. Online. AnnetteRugolo.com.<br />

MONDAYS, JANUARY 9, 23, 30<br />

Baby and Me Storytime-White Bear Lake –<br />

9:45-11:15am. Share stories, songs, rhymes, and<br />

engage in play with your baby at this storytime<br />

designed for the youngest learner. For ages 6-23<br />

months and their caregiver, no registration necessary.<br />

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

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

Baby Storytime – 10am-10:30am. For children<br />

from birth to 24 months and their caregivers.<br />

Talk, sing, read, write and play together. Share<br />

books, stories, rhymes, music and movement in<br />

a format especially designed for babies. Free.<br />

Linden Hills, 2900 W. 43rd St., Minneapolis.<br />

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

AniMondays –3:30-5pm. For tweens and teens in<br />

grades 6-12. Please join us for a fun hang out space<br />

to watch and geek out about your favorite anime.<br />

Free. Roseville Library, 2180 North Hamline Ave.,<br />

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

Homework Center – 4-7pm. Homework Centers<br />

are comfortable spaces at the library where<br />

students of all ages can drop in and work on their<br />

homework independently or with the help of<br />

volunteer tutors. Free. Sunray, 2105 Wilson Ave.,<br />

Saint Paul. Sppl.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

Bloomington Homework Connection – 4:30-<br />

6:30pm. Free homework help for students of all<br />

ages, to complete homework, practice reading,<br />

and study math. Caregivers must be present for elementary<br />

students to attend. Free. Penn Lake, 8800<br />

Penn Ave. S., Bloomington. Hclib.BiblioCommons.<br />

com/events.<br />

Homework Help – 5:30-7:30pm. Students of<br />

all ages are welcome to stop by for assistance<br />

with completing assignments. A tutor will be on<br />

hand to help keep you on track. Free. 2180 North<br />

Hamline Ave., Roseville. RCLReads.BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />


Seed Talks: How to Care for Indoor Plants –<br />

2-3pm. Seed Talk is all about how to successfully<br />

<strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


grow both blooming and foliage house plants. Free.<br />

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

Youth Restorative Circle Movie Night – 4:30-<br />

7pm. Great opportunity for youth ages 8 and up<br />

to come together to develop community through<br />

building relationships with one another. After the<br />

circle meeting, we will watch a film of the youth’s<br />

choosing. Light refreshments provided for participants.<br />

Free. 347 E. 36th St., Minneapolis. Hclib.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

Sleepy Stories – 6:30-7pm. Children ages 0-5<br />

years and their caregivers are invited for bedtime<br />

stories, songs, and fun. Bring children in<br />

their comfy clothes so they can go right to bed<br />

when you get home. Free. Penn Lake Library,<br />

8800 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington. Hclib.Biblio<br />

Commons.com/events.<br />


Cosmic Gaming Wednesday – 4-6pm. Join us<br />

to play video games on systems like the Nintendo<br />

Switch and Xbox One, eat snacks, and hang out.<br />

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

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />


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FunLab – 3-5pm. Hang out, play games, and<br />

make some cool stuff at FunLab. Featuring crafts,<br />

science experiments, engineering projects, video<br />

games, and more. This STEAM drop-in program<br />

is designed for ages 7-11. Free. Rondo Community<br />

Library, 461 N. Dale St., Saint Paul. Sppl.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

THURSDAYS, JANUARY 12, 19,<br />

26<br />

Gaming Thursdays for Teens: Virtual Gaming –<br />

5-7pm. For tweens and teens grades 6-12. Please<br />

join us on Zoom for a variety of fun board games<br />

and video games. Free. Online. RCLReads.Biblio<br />

Commons.com/events.<br />


Baby Meet-Up – 10-11am. A special time set aside<br />

for babies and their caregivers to meet up for weekly<br />

play at the library. No registration necessary. Free.<br />

New Brighton Library, 400 10th St. NW., New<br />

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

Nature Playdate: W is for Winter – 10-11am.<br />

Come enjoy the icy weather, Dodge-style. Kicksled<br />

on the frozen pond, play in the snow, and learn how<br />

Minnesota’s wildlife spend their winters. Share<br />

your child’s joy in discovering and interacting with<br />

nature through outdoor adventures, live animals, and<br />

creative play. $10. Main Property, Farm Entrance<br />

3, 1701 Charlton Street, West St. Paul. Dodge<br />

NatureCenter.org/event.<br />


Petite Concerts – 10:30-11:15am. A live music<br />

performance with Petite Concerts focusing on<br />

the season of love. Children will sing and move<br />

to well-known children’s songs in this 45-minute<br />

program for ages 2-6. A short instrument<br />

discovery session to follow. Free. 2576 Mounds<br />

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

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

Maker Kids – 4:30-5:30pm. Create. Think.<br />

Craft. Tinker. Build. Learn. A new activity<br />

each week. Come make with us. A tutor will be<br />

on hand to help keep you on track. Free. 2180<br />

North Hamline Ave., Roseville. RCLReads.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />


Family Storytime featuring COMPAS Teaching<br />

Artist Beverly Cottman – 2-3pm. Join us for a<br />

special story time featuring COMPAS Teaching<br />

Artist Beverly Cottman. Auntie Beverly will share<br />

stories of the African Diaspora as well as cultural<br />

tales from around the world. Free. 2150 2nd Street,<br />

White Bear Lake. RCLReads.BiblioCommons.<br />

com/events.<br />


Monkey Mind Pirates: Quest for Calm – 10am-<br />

10:45am. PreK-grade 6. Turn your “Arghs” into<br />

“Oms” with the Monkey Mind Pirates. Get the<br />

whole family moving with this mix of puppets,<br />

music, and yoga fun. Find the treasure of calm<br />

through Z Puppets’ original songs and lovable<br />

characters. Free. 337 Water St., Excelsior. Hclib.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

Raptors of Minnesota – 10:30-11:00am. Learn<br />

about and see live Minnesota’s raptors in this special<br />

program presented by the University of Minnesota’s<br />

Raptor Center. Free. 2150 2nd Street, White Bear<br />

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


Outdoor Winter Play – 10:30-11:30am. Layer<br />

up your favorite winter wear and join in the fun<br />

outside in our reading garden. Showshoes for toddlers<br />

and kids up to age 7 will be available to try<br />

out. Parents are encouraged to play as well. Free.<br />

2180 North Hamline Ave., Roseville. RCLReads.<br />

BiblioCommons.com/events.<br />

<strong>2023</strong>: Space Odyssey Wednesdays – 4-6pm. Join<br />

us to talk about all things space related, from the<br />

history of astronomy to extraterrestrial life. Activities<br />

will range from watching videos, creating<br />

crafts, reading related books and graphic novels,<br />

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

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


Young Rembrandts: Cartoon Character Creation<br />

– 2-3pm. Learn the basics of cartooning<br />

and create your own characters. Subjects like<br />

characteristics, features, exaggeration, action<br />

and personification will contribute to your child’s<br />

artistic advancement. Free. 2576 Mounds View<br />

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

Commons.com/events.<br />


Kick Sleds and Snowshoes with Ramsey County<br />

Parks & Recreation – 2-3pm. Try these fun<br />

activities - stop in any time during the program<br />

and take the equipment out for a test drive. Free.<br />

2576 Mounds View Boulevard, Mounds View.<br />

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

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See ad, page 25.<br />


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Leah Martinson, Health Coach<br />

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Leah’s superpower is intuition and<br />

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

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We’re an integrative<br />

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Dr. Amy Ha Truong<br />

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

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Pure Dental offers integrative,<br />

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We are a holistic dental practice<br />

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1401 Main St, Hopkins<br />

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We build a foundation of trust<br />

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Certified Emotion Code Practitioner<br />

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emotions? Relationship problems?<br />

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Mary uses The Body Code* to<br />

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

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<strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />


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