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August Edition

Empowering Youth
& Creativity

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Letter from Publisher

Letter from Publisher

Empowerment of the world’s youth is founded on healthy family and community dynamics that show up and get fine-tuned during happily structured social interactions.

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The Garden Cure

The Garden Cure

Natural Sanctuaries Heal Body and Spirit

Winding nature paths, fragrant lavender fields, heirloom-tea tasting… a world of sensory delights awaits us in America’s parks and farms.

Earth Guardians

Earth Guardians

Kids Say No to Global Warming

A young Colorado boy has started a worldwide network of youngsters from Bhutan to Brazil that fight environmental degradation.

Handle Wild Things With Care

Handle Wild Things With Care

How to Help Injured Animals

Many critters that look abandoned or hurt don’t actually need our help—but if we do see a bird, squirrel, turtle or other wild animal in distress, here’s a guide on what to do.

Growing Up Empowered

Growing Up Empowered

Helping Kids Step into Their Best Selves

We build confidence in our children by encouraging their unique strengths, fostering their dreams, allowing healthy risks and engaging them in community service.

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Green Apple Day of Service Aids Schools

Green Apple Day of Service Aids Schools

The fifth annual Green Apple Day of Service on September 24 brings together community volunteers and green-school advocates to take action through service projects at local schools.

Fremont Dentist Earns Naturopathic Certification and Announces New Location

Fremont Dentist Earns Naturopathic Certification and Announces New Location

Fremont Natural Dentistry’s practice paradigm is one of minimal invasiveness, and Yoshida’s commitment to do no harm continues to guide his biologic and holistic methods.

Eastern Medical Center Welcomes Acupuncturist Candace Luo

Eastern Medical Center Welcomes Acupuncturist Candace Luo

Candace Luo is an experienced practitioner of Chinese medicine who recently joined the healthcare team at Eastern Medical Center, in Pleasanton.

San Francisco Supervisors Approve Tough New Ban on Foam Packaging Products

San Francisco Supervisors Approve Tough New Ban on Foam Packaging Products

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure that prohibits the sale of food service ware and other products made from polystyrene foam or other non-recyclable and non-compostable products.

Dinner, Movie and a Mission  at Sanctuary Bistro

Dinner, Movie and a Mission at Sanctuary Bistro

Plant-Based Power Oakland presents a special screening of the documentary film, PlantPure Nation, and an appearance by nutritionist and author, Sid Garza-Hillman, at 7 p.m. on July 31, at the Sanctuary Bistro, in Berkley.

All-Ages Music and Yoga Event, Bhakti Fest, Returns to Joshua Tree

All-Ages Music and Yoga Event, Bhakti Fest, Returns to Joshua Tree

With more than 60 conscious workshops and 100 artisan vendors and more, Bhakti Fest aims to provide heart-opening experiences for attendees of all ages, September 7 to 12, at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, in Joshua Tree.

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Breastfed Babies Have Fewer Colds and Ear Infections

Breastfed Babies Have Fewer Colds and Ear Infections

Prolonged Nursing Provides Protection

Delayed Kindergarten Reduces Attention Deficit

Delayed Kindergarten Reduces Attention Deficit

Reason to Push Back Starting School

Grape Juice Boosts Memory and Driving Skills

Grape Juice Boosts Memory and Driving Skills

Benefits of Polyphenols

Aromatherapy Soothes Allergies

Aromatherapy Soothes Allergies

Scents for Natural Relief

Prenatal Sun Exposure Lowers Asthma Risk

Prenatal Sun Exposure Lowers Asthma Risk

Increased Vitamin D Reduces Likelihood

Young Adult Insomnia Linked to Chronic Pain

Young Adult Insomnia Linked to Chronic Pain

Lack of Sleep Early On Leads to Complications Later in Life