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ith rising sea levels, droughts, extreme heat and glaciers melting at record speed, it’s obvious that something needs to be done to save our environment. According to U.S. Geological Survey predictions, Glacier National Park will have no glaciers left by the year 2030 and plant and animal species extinctions could rise sharply by 2050. With all of this in mind, you might ask what you can do to stop it. Many of us recycle, walk or bike instead of driving our car or even switch to greener products. For others, a green collar job is the way to go. According to the American Solar Energy Society, there are currently 8.5 million green collar jobs in the U.S., and by 2030 this number is expected to balloon to 40 million. Most people think these types of jobs are limited to solar-panel installation, organic farming and recycling. But being green can also mean putting a fresh spin on a traditional career. Libby Hunter and Jami For more information on green collar Stutzman, jobs in the Greater Cincinnati area, Realtors at Sibcy visit these Web sites: Cline, help local clients purchase www.bluegreenalliance.org green homes www.ecosmart.com and assist them www.encorecincinnati.com in retrofitting www.livegreencincinnati.com their current home to be more Earth friendly. Stutzman claims that her passion for the environment began when she was in college in Charleston, S.C., studying biology. “The more I studied about the environment and how fragile it is,” she says, “the more I wanted to help.” Hunter says that her passion for the environment began with her upbringing. “Growing up in a family environment that shunned the use of chemicals, promoted naturopathics and ate food we produced ourselves,” she says, “was a tremendous springboard to my current commitment to the environment.” Jeff Teague, president of Responsible Services, focuses on using environmentally friendly solutions for pest and termite management. The products come from a company called EcoSMART Technologies and are considered GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In addition to pest control, his company uses these same products for lawn care and landscaping services. Teague says he wants his company to be a responsible choice for consumers and claims his inspiration for going green was the birth of his son. “Setting a good example for him has become very important to

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me,” Teague says. “I want him to be able to look back on his father as doing the right things in life.” Dean E. Niemeyer, senior planner for Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission, also has a key green collar job dealing with implementation of specific aspects of the Hamilton County Master Plan, specifically “greenprint planning.” He serves as the commission’s staff support for the Local Alliance for Nature and Development for Hamilton County, which works to preserve green spaces and educate developers on sustainable building practices. Susan Knight, who is national field coordinator of the Blue Green Alliance (a formal alliance between the United Steel Workers and the Sierra Club), ensures that green jobs are created and remain in the U.S. The alliance promotes clean energy alternatives, energy efficiency, fair trade and the limiting of worker exposure to toxins in the work place. She says her goal is altering how we perceive positive change. “I really believe that we bring solutions to our economic downturn and the threat of global warming to the table,” Knight says. “What if reversing global warming, cleaning our water and eliminating smog actually meant more people went back to work? Meant that our property values increased because the waterways were useable? Meant that our health care costs decreased, that our monthly energy bill decreased? Then suddenly our environment becomes the smart investment.” Everyone has a part to play, be it large or small, in preserving Earth and creating an environment that can be enjoyed for years to come. Green collar jobs are becoming more common and seem to spark the interest of everyone from experienced environmentalists to corporate CEOs. Even if you’re not up for a career change at this point in your life, you can still do things to make your current job a little greener. Shut down your computer at the end of the day, keep the copier on “energy save” when no large projects are in the queue or carpool with co-workers who live nearby. The environment is our legacy, our gift to our children and all generations to follow. Without an immediate increase in concern and critical actions taken, we’ll find ourselves with nothing to leave behind. ©

• Find your niche. Hate running but love swimming? Squash not your speed? It’s important to find an exercise you enjoy, whether it’s yoga, spinning or biking. If you’re not sure how to begin, look into joining group classes at local gyms or YMCAs. • Hit it two times at least. Make it a goal to perform some sort of adequate exercise at least twice a week. If you can’t find the time, make the time, even if for only a half-hour. • Pound the pavement. “One of the basics of health from a cardio standpoint is making walking or jogging a part of your daily routine, even if it’s just a morning stroll,” says Qayyim Asad-Selassie of Norwood’s Fitworks. “Pop in your iPod and just go.” • Exercise in the office. Jumping jacks might look odd, but you can perform simple routines even from your cubicle. NBC’s The Biggest Loser supertrainer Bob Harper offers office quick and easy workouts online at www.officeworkout.msn.com.
— CHRISTOPHER TOMLIN

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Accupuncture and Acupressure
Chinese Acupuncture Center Licensed acupuncturist Maorong Jiang offers traditional acupuncture and treatment with Chinese herbs. 7650 Tiny Meadow Lane, Anderson Twp., 513-231-1152, www.acupunctureohio.com. Cincinnati Acupuncture Carole Paine offers traditional Chinese acupuncture, acupressure and individual plans for health maintenance. 5400 Kennedy Ave., Pleasant Ridge, 513-317-3660, www.cincinnatiaccupuncture.com. Cole Center for Healing Acupuncture provided as an alternative arthritis therapy is just one of the holistic treatments offered. 11974 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, 513-563-4321, www.colecenter.com.

Chiropractic
Advanced Chiropractic Modern chiropractic equipment and technology to bring a lifestyle of exceptional health. 9709 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513793-6104, www.advchiro.us. Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine Offers acupuncture, chiropractic care energy healing and more. 6400 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, 513-791-5521, www.myhealingpartner.com. All Star Chiropractic Massage therapy and rehabilitative chiropractic. 4035 Dixie Hwy., Elsmere, 859-7276888, www.allstar-chiropratic.com. Chiropractic Healthcare of Northern Kentucky Specializes in sports-related, motion-based injuries. 2002 Madison Ave., Covington, 859491-8300.

Gateways to Healing Gentle, holistic chiropractic, Kundalini Yoga and meditation are offered. 821 Delta Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-3317. Natural Way Chiropractic & Health Improvement Center Offers one-stop holistic health care. 2220 Grandview Dr., Fort Mitchell, 859-331-2800, www.nwhic.com. Progressive Chiropractic Offers a range of chiropractic services for healing and well being. 5957 Boymel Dr., Fairfield, 513-874-2849. Progressive Health & Rehab Chiropractic, specializing in back pain relief. 4600 Smith Road, Norwood, 513-731-2273. Wholecare Chiropractic & Holistic Health Care Center Complete holistic care, including chiropractic care, nutritional support and guidance. Allergy elimination techniques. 4434 Carver Woods Dr., Blue Ash, 513-489-9515.

Healthy Body and Body Image
Flirts Fitness A unique approach to fitness for women, offering belly dancing, pole dancing, kickboxing and more. 6813 Harrison Ave., Dent, 513-574-7300, www.flirtsfitness.com. iMakeup Artistry Professional makeup artistry for special events or every day. 513-207-0550, www.imakeupartistry.com. Invisalign Dr. Christine Elfers offers an invisible, removable and comfortable alternative to braces. 2758 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-7076, www.invisalign.com. Growth in Motion Obtain freedom, strength, flexibility and expression with Fanchon Shur. 4019 Red Bud Lane, North Avondale, 513-221-3222, www.growthinmotion.org.

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Holistic Dentistry Biocompatible restorative dentistry, mercuryfree dental work and TMJ treatment. 800 Compton Road, Suite 15, North College Hill, 513-729-2800. Medical Weight Management Physician-monitored weight loss programs. 9050 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513793-6100. Springdale Dental Arts Center Tender touch dentistry. 426 Ray Norrish Dr., Springdale, 513-742-8484. Together With Nature Organic skin care administered by a registered nurse. 859-750-4331.

ers, personal training and more. 9456 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. 513-661-6391, www.personalnewtrition.com.

Heavenly Bodies Offers massage, skin care and waxing. 3608 Marburg Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-8252, www.cincyspa.com. Inner Peace Holistic Center Massage and Reiki are combined to help clients relax and unwind. 708 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-784-0403, www.innerpeacecenter.net. Intuitive Touch Massage from male and female therapists. 513-230-0489, www.it-massage.com. Still Point Center Therapy through astrology, self-calm and cranio-sacral massage. 11223 Cornell Park Drive, Blue Ash, 513-489-5302, www.stillpointtherapy.com. Three Waters Offers Watsu warm water massage, which allows deep relaxation and release to occur. Also offers retreats, acupuncture and tai chi. 513-281-8606, www.threewaters.com. Tina Holsapple’s Healthy Touch This licensed massage therapist incorporates many years of massage and Alexander technique experience in the prevention and treatment of injuries. 513-321-7551. Vital Sensations Training and services including yoga, massage and culinary education. 513-4746608, www.vitalsensations.com. WholeCare A holistic and chiropractic health center offering massage, acupuncture, fitness training and more. 4434 Carver Woods Drive, Blue Ash, 513-489-9515.

Integrative Medicine
Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine Offers integrative medicine, combining modern techniques and ancient wisdom. 6400 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, 513-791-5521, www.myhealingpartner.com. Consults for Wellness Integrating conventional and alternative medicine. 3836 Reading Road, Sharonville, 513861-4000. TriHealth Integrative Health and Medicine Offers acupuncture, aromatherapy, healing touch and more by Dr. Peter Sheng and acupuncture diplomat Jennifer Walther-Liu. 6200 Pfeifer Road, Montgomery, 513-9856736.

Healthy Eating, Herbs and Vitamins
Chuckroast Coffee Locally ground fair trade coffee. www.chuckroastcoffee.com. Cincinnati Farmers Market Directory Features an online list with maps and details of two dozen local markets. www.cincinnatifarmersmarkets.org. Cincinnati Natural Foods Specializes in vitamins and supplements. 6911 Miami Ave., Madeira, 513-271-7777; 9268 Colerain Ave., Colerain, 513-3859622. Clifton Natural Foods Natural foods, herbal supplements, vitamins and much more. 169 W. McMillan St., Clifton Heights, 513-961-6111. EarthSave Cincinnati Promotes plant-based foods, sharing concerns about our environment, compassionate treatment of animals and better health. Features vegetarian potlucks and panel discussions on vegan living as a method for conservation. 513-929-2500, www.cincinnati.earthsave.org. Earth-Shares at Grailville This community-supported agriculture program offers season garden subscriptions as well as community gardens. Also purchase certified organic seasonal vegetables at their on-site stand. May through October. Call for availability. 932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland, 513-683-2340, www.grailville.org. Findlay Market This bustling inner-city marketplace offers deals on produce, meats, organic food and much more. Open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-665-4839, www.findlaymarket.org. The Herbalist Offers a wide selection of healing herbs, vitamins and more. 7500 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy, 513-521-5051. Marvins Organic Gardens This local USDA certified organic garden offers a full-service nursery. 2055 U.S. Route 42 South, Lebanon, 513-932-3319. Newtown Farm Market Offers produce, seasonal fruit, deli, sandwich and salad bar, Amish bakery, frozen custard, bedding and vegetable plants and hanging baskets. Most produce is grown on their farm in Lebanon. 3950 Round Bottom Road, Newtown, 513-561-2004. Northern Kentucky Farmers Market Offers locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and more. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays, May 24-Oct. 4. Sixth Street Promenade, behind the Goose Girl fountain, Mainstrasse Village, 859-292-2163. Natural Life Nutrition This small shop offers herbs and supplements as well as personal advice on their use. 2946 Wasson Road, Hyde Park, 513631-0300. Paradise Found Home delivery of organic foods. 3505 Ravenwood Ave., Kennedy Heights, 513-5438294. Personal NEWtrition Food coaching, nutrition for expectant moth-

Martial Arts
Ahn Taekwondo Institute Offers traditional taekwondo/martial arts training along with ancillary programs in cardio kick-boxing and tai chi. 1110 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, 513-791-8888, www.ahntkd.com. Aikido of Cincinnati This non-profit aikido club founded in 1972 has over 140 students and approximately 30 yudansha (black belts). 4727 Red Bank Road, Madisonville, 513-561-7202. Cincinnati Action Center Teaches taekwondo as well as gymnastics, fitness and sports-specific classes. 3434 Duck Creek Road, Pleasant Ridge, 513-5274343, www.cincinnatiaction-center.com. Cincinnati Taekwondo Promotes holistic life skills through an individualized program that combines traditions of ancient Korean martial arts with innovative training techniques. 4325 Red Bank Road, Madisonville, 513-271-6900. Sacan Family Martial Arts Center Offers instruction in tai chi, chuan yang-style soft-boxing, modern aikido, Muay Thai kickboxing, Filipino martial arts, TAMA ryu kenpo jujitsu, Brazilian jiu jitsu and cardio kick-boxing. 9221 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, West Chester, 513-759-4488, www.sacan.us. US Taekwondo Association Classes in traditional taekwondo and cardio kick-boxing. 7705 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy, 513-729-2212. White Willow School of Tai Chi Classes in tai chi, qigong and meditation. 7433 Montgomery Road, Silverton, 513791-9428.

Pilates
Pendleton Pilates Offers training in exercise for body control and coordination. Four locations in Oakley, Loveland, West Chester and Downtown. 513-478-3232, www.pendletonpilates.com. Pilates Center of Cincinnati Private or group sessions with the most extensively trained teachers in the Cincinnati area. 7791 Cooper Road, Suite E, Montgomery, 513-791-9070. Pilates Zone A full service pilates center offering yoga, massage and Energy Healing. Private and semi-private sessions available. 1981 Madison Road, 2nd Floor, Hyde Park, 513321-9663.

Reproductive Health
Associates in OBGYN: Acupuncture for Women A board-certified ob-gyn provides womenfocused alternative health care. 513-6717700. Cincinnati Women’s Services Specializes in holistic abortion services and counseling. 950 Nassau St., Walnut Hills, 513-281-0001. Franciscan Wholistic Health Center Doulas Provides doula services for moms-to-be. 513-853-5400. Other local doulas include the Healing Touch Center at 513-321-4325 and Special Deliveries Hypno-Birthing at 513-683-6990. La Leche League Offers support and counseling for breastfeeding. 513-357-MILK, www.lalecheleague.org. Natural Wellness & Healing for Women Provides holistic therapies, counseling and classes promoting health. 9415 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-794-9222. Reproductive Assistance Inc. Offers help creating a family through egg donors and surrogates. 513-831-9207. Tri-Health Nurse Midwives Licensed nurse midwives accompany a laboring woman to Good Samaritan Hospital to act as primary medical caretaker in the

Massage and Muscular Therapy
Alexander Technique by Neil and Vivian Schapera Offers private sessions in the Alexander technique, which teaches how to recognize and overcome habituated limitations within a person’s manner of movement and thinking. Also provides crystal healing and shaman services. 513-542-1010. Aqua Tantra Warm water floating massage, watsu and waterdance. 513-225-5546, www.wholebodywork.com. Eastern Hills Massage Therapy Gentle massage therapy. 5202 Beechmont Ave., Eastgate, 513-474-8999. Equilibrium 3 Massage Massage in a variety of modalities. 3440 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-253-5681. Renee Frye Offers massage therapy to relieve tension and foster well-being. 4226 Leeper St., St. Bernard, 513-509-6624. Healing Touch Anne Frick offers Watsu warm water massage therapy. 513-505-2807.

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Enlightened Gifts, Books and Living
Aquarius Star Provides Magical gifts, psychic and spiritual services. 1218 Sycamore St., Over-theRhine, 513-381-3436, www.aquariusstar.com. A Balanced Life Certified feng shui and space clearing consultant Anita Owens offers a unique perspective through years of extensive training, including study under recognized Chinese masters. 513-396-3985. Health Network Center Frederick Eastman’s referral service for local alternative healers. 513-853-6180, www.healthnetworkcenter.com. Whatever Works Wellness Center Offers meditation, sound healing, homeopathy and more. 7433 Montgomery Road, Silverton, 513-791-9428, .

Spas
Healing Touch Center of Cincinnati Offers massage such as stone therapy, pregnancy massage, oncology/lymph drainage, cranial-sacral/myofacial release, deep tissue, sports and Swedish massage. 2561 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park, 513-3214325, www.healingtouchcntrof-cinti.com. Parlour on the Avenue Day spa offers body waxing, hair coloring, botox/laser services and more. 120 Harrison Ave., Harrison, 513-202-9111, www.parlourontheavenue.com. The Pavilion Spa Provides a range of massage and body care treatment, including nails, makeup and facials. 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery, 513-985-6772, www.trihealthpavilion.com.

Bikewise Oxford Center A shop for cycling enthusiasts and activists. 9 N. Beech St., Oxford, 513-523-4880. Cincinnati Cycle Club Since the 19th century, the CCC has promoted bicycle recreation, health and safety and helped riders develop friendships. It’s a great way to find out about local rides, races and tours or even find a used bike on the cheap. www.cincinnaticycleclub.org. Fast Wheels Catering to urban families, Fast Wheels is a friendly sales and service cyclery center. 4217 Smith Road, Norwood, 513-8412453. Gargoyle Board and Bike Bikes, skateboards and almost any peoplepowered wheels are available at Gargoyle. 25 Village Square, Glendale, 513-825-3333. Metro Bus Cincinnati’s mass transit network offers routes within a mile of most people’s homes and bike racks on all their buses to extend your riding range. Free WiFi is an emerging feature of Metro routes. 513-621-4455, www.sorta.com. The Miami Trail Also known as the Loveland Trail, it’s a 70mile segment of the Ohio-to-Erie Trail, which stretches from the Ohio River in Cincinnati all the way to the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland. The Loveland segment is closed to motorized traffic and composed of flat, paved-over train tracks. www.lovelandbiketrail.com. MoBo Bicycle Co-op Offers low-cost mechanical training, parts and community for bicycle enthusiasts. Open Mondays and Wednesdays 6-9 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 p.m. at 1415 Knowlton Ave., Northside, 513-541-4025, www.mobobicyclecoop.org. Montgomery Cyclery Sells a huge selection of bikes, including electrics. Various locations, www.montgomerycyclery.com. Queen City Bike News and events for the two-wheeled community. queencitybike.blogspot.com. Queen City Bike + Dine Organizes bike trips to local restaurants. Yum! www.myspace.com/ queencitybikedine. Reser Bicycle OutfittersNorthern Kentucky’s shop for road and mountain bikes. 735 Monmouth St., Newport, 859-261-6187, www.reserbicycle.com. TANK Bus The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky provides transit South of the river including to CVG airport. Bike racks on all busses. www.tankbus.org. Team Cycling and Fitness Bike sales and service. Focused on quick turnaround time for repairs and a large selection of bikes. 7765 Colerain Ave., Mount Healthy, 513-522-1551, www.teamcyclingandfitness.com.

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Traditional Gyms and Fitness
Campus Recreation Center UC’s on-campus rec center offers community memberships and 45 group fitness classes a week. University of Cincinnati, Clifton Heights, www.uc.edu/reccenter. YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Provides a vast array of exercise classes, gym equipment and healthy living education. Multiple locations, 513-721-2195, www.cincinnatiymca.org. YWCA of Greater Cincinnati Life resources for women, including fitness, community and empowerment. 513-2417090.

Environmental Preservation
Cincinnati Health Department Works toward a healthier Cincinnati and offers assistance in identifying and removing toxins from homes and neighborhoods. 3101 Burnet Ave., Walnut Hills, 513-3577300 Environmental Community Organization ECO’s mission is to hold industry accountable for community concerns about corporate pollution. 513-761-6140, www.envcomm.org. Friends of the Great Miami Works to restore and enhance the Great Miami River watershed. www.fogm.org. Keep Cincinnati Beautiful Dedicated to cleaning up Cincinnati and making the city a more livable place through public-private partnerships. www.keepcincinnatibeautiful.org. Ohio Citizen Action A network of citizens and organizations working with industries to protect families, the environment and the quality of life. 2330 Victory Pkwy., Walnut Hills, 513-2212100. The Sierra Club A national conservation organization encouraging protection of the environment. Weekly activities include hiking, backpacking, biking and canoeing/ kayaking. Meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month. Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash, 513-841-0111, www.ohio.sierraclub.org/cincy.

• Start eating breakfast again. Nothing huge — a banana or processed cheese stick will help jumpstart your brain for the day ahead. Try to pair something high in fiber and something high in protein, like a handful of nuts and an apple, to help kick your morning off. • Keep lots of frozen vegetables in the freezer. Most of us don’t eat enough veggies anyway. Frozen vegetables are an easy lunch or dinner anytime at home or at work, cooking for just minutes in the microwave. • Discover some magic beans. Be they black, pinto or navy, the musical fruit is great for dieters — high in protein, filling and easy to cook. Fill up on a light chili in the winter or sprinkle some on your summer salad. • The good stuff isn’t gone forever. “You can clean up your diet and still eat your favorite foods,” says Lisa C. Andrews, a nutrition consultant with Sound Bites (www.soundbitesnutrition.com). “Don’t eat the whole pizza. Just have a few slices and round it out with yogurt and a salad. You can still enjoy food.”
— CHRISTOPHER TOMLIN

Yoga
Cincinnati Yoga School and Bookstore Offers flexible class times and various levels of training, plus free meditation workshops. 6125 Ridge Road, Pleasant Ridge, 513-247YOGA, www.cincyoga.com. Hands of Light Studio Offers yoga, tai chi and fit ball training. 5202 Beechmont Road, Mount Washington, 513474-8999. It’s Yoga Offers training in ashtanga yoga, good for beginners or experienced practitioners. They also blend other yoga methods and offer special classes for pre-natal exercise. 346 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, 513-961-9642, www.yogagarage.com. Shine Yoga Center Offers training in anusara yoga, which focuses on creativity and inner direction. 3330 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-533-9642, www.shineyoga.com. Yoga Ah! Studio Yoga for prenatal, kids and the entire family, with three-month unlimited classes. 4046 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-542-YOGA, www.yogaahstudio.com. Yogasana Studios Offers training in astanga and vinyasa yoga. 511 Tuculum Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, 513698-8707, www.yogasanastudios.com.

Green Community and Lifestyle
Animal Rights Community of Greater Cincinnati Strives to educate the public on the exploitation and abuse of animals in fur, food, entertainment and research. Meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. Clifton Recreation Center, 320 McAlpin Dr., Clifton, 513-542-3808. Buy Cincy Promotes shopping with local small businesses. While not specifically green, the blog helps consumers shorten the chain between themselves and the goods they buy, which allows them to hold vendors responsible for their environmental practices. www.buycincy.com. Cincinnati Earth Institute CEI is a program of Imago (see elsewhere in this section) that offers education courses on simple and sustainable lifestyles. 700 Enright Ave., Price Hill, 513-921-8455, www.cinciearth.org. Dandelion Health Collective A cooperative group that helps members learn to care for their bodies and take control of their own health. DIY workshops on anatomy, herbal healing and more. www.dandelionhealthcollective.org

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Alternative Transportation
Bike Newport Advocating a bicycle-friendly urban experience. www.go2newport.com/ bicycle/index.php?title=Main_Page. Bike/PAC The Cincinnati Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee is dedicated to making our city a friendlier place to bike and walk. They focus on such topics as bike racks on buses, bike lanes and bike and hike trails. Meetings are

Creative and Meditative Guidance
Janet Berg C.C.Ht., EFT-ADV A natural approach to healing. Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Past Life Regression, Guided Imagery, Theta Healing. 6213 Snider Road, Mason, 513680-1875, www.janetberg.com. Creative Catalysts Unique courses and coaching in creativity, life enrichment and Reiki. 513-368-1994, www.creativecatalysts.net. Tom Shoemaker Inner child work. 513-396-3985, www.abalancedlife.info.

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Flying Food This bicycle delivery service connects folks in Northside and Camp Washington with food from Northside restaurants. 513-591FOOD. Flying Pig Courier A bicycle delivery service serving Central Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. 513-3787557, www.flyingpigcourier.com. Good Natured Baby This door-to-door pickup and delivery cloth diaper service serves Cincinnati and Dayton. 513-348-2727, www.goodnaturedbaby.net. Imago for the Earth This environmental organization works to educate locals and reshape the urban community of Upper Price Hill. The Enright EcoVillage (www.enrightridgeecovillage.org) is part of Imago’s campus and offers affordable, environmentally friendly housing, a food co-op, community meals and more. Their 16-acre nature preserve is open daily. Free. 700 Enright Ave., Price Hill, 513-9215124. Park + Vine Cincinnati’s green general store offers environmentally friendly clothes, paint, housewares, furniture and more. 1109 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-7275. Trail Yeah! Works toward a walkable, bikeable Cincinnati. Believes driving should be a choice, not a requirement. www.cinergize.org/trailyeah.html.

Neighborhood Center, 215 E. 14th St., Overthe-Rhine, 513-579-8547, www.ijpc-cincinnati.org.

Music Therapy Services Offers music therapy for healing and personal growth. 8447 Beechmont Ave., Beechmont, 513-474-6064. SMART Recovery Helps individuals achieve abstinence from addiction through free behavior awareness and modification sessions. 513-521-2391, www.smartrecovery.org. Teresa Olson Clinical psychologist offers Reiki and hypnotherapy. 513-860-0220, ext. 3.

Stop AIDS Founded in 1983 to fight HIV/AIDS through education, services and compassionate care one person at a time. Formerly called AVOC, it provides support for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families and provides HIV testing, prevention programs and community education about HIV/AIDS. 220 Findlay St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-421-AIDS, .

Pets
Kindred Spirits Gentle and holistic wellness for pets. 4147 Madison Pike, Fort Mitchell, 859-356-2242. My Pet Psychic Vicki Veil speaks with pets, locates the missing and communes with the dead. 513-5217976.

Spirit
Alternative Religious Traditions
Beacon of Light Spiritual Center An inward-focused spiritual center where persons learn to change their lives through their thinking. Services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. 5701 Murray Ave., Fairfax, 513218-2128. Beth Adam Congregation Judaism with a humanistic perspective. Services at 8 a.m. every other Friday. 10001 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, 513-9850400, www.bethadam.org. Buddhist Dharma Center Offers group meditation, discussion and potluck meals for practicing Buddhists. Meditation at 10 a.m. Sundays. 15 Moline St., Northside, 513-281-6453, www.cincinnatidharma.org. Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship Christian congregation focused on simple living and peace. Services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. 4229 Brownway Ave., Oakley, 513871-0035. Eckankar Focused on the value of personal experiences as the most natural way back to God. Services held at 11967 Chase Plaza Drive, Forest Park, 513-674-7001, www.eckohio.org/ Cincinnati.html. Four Winds Academy Provides education for healing arts and traditions, including crystal surgery, medical intuitive training and meditation. 513-5424400, www.4windsacademy.org. The Gathering Inclusive and progressive congregation is led by Pastor Stephen Van Kuiken and specializes in GLBT inclusion. Meets at 10:30 a.m. Sundays in the second floor library. 1431 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, www.thegatheringchurch.com. Glendale New Church Christian church in the liberal, Swedenborgian tradition. Worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. 845 Congress Ave., Glendale, 513772-1478. Hamilton Zen Center Zen meditation and training. Weekly meditation practice is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 114 Main St., Hamilton, . Hindu Society of Cincinnati A traditional Hindu temple. Open 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday and 5-8 p.m. SaturdaySunday. 4920 Klatte Road, Summerside, 513-528 3714, www.cincinnatitemple.com. Islamic Association of Cincinnati A traditional Muslim mosque. 3668 Clifton Ave., Clifton, 513-221-4003. New Thought Unity Progressive Christian services at 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 1401 E. McMillan Ave., University Heights, 513-961-2527, www.ntunity.org. Quaker House Quaker retreat and meeting space on five wooded acres. Meetings are at 10 a.m. Sundays. Community Friends Meeting House, 3960 Winding Way, North Avondale, 513861-4353.

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Stress Reduction
Attitudes for Wellness Helps with broken relationships, past life regression and more. 9200 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-793-5777. Mantra Wellness Offers holistic healing and relaxation services. 4677 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, 513-8911324.

Worship Services
with messages from spirit Sundays at 6pm

Healing Services
Sundays at 5:30pm

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Support Groups
Depression Bipolar Support Group Created from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, it meets 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, 513-541-7114, www.dbsacincinnati.org. Divorce Support Group Share experiences and feelings with others in a safe, friendly environment. Meets daily. Northminster Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Finneytown, 513-9315777. Single Parent Support Group Experienced single parents help others with issues they face in their families. Meets 78:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Northminster Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Finneytown, 513-931-5777. Sexaholics Anonymous Community and connection fore those struggling with sexual addiction. 513-5221599. Survivors of Suicide Provides a comfortable setting for sharing and support to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one by suicide. 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. United Church of Christ, 15 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, 859-441-1958. The Women’s Connection Offers a developmental playroom for children as well as various support groups and a parent to parent group, homework assistance, girl’s clubs, basic adult literacy classes, tutoring and employment seminars. 4042 Glenway Ave., Price Hill, 513-471HOPE.

Hypnotherapy
Hypnotic Solutions Hypnotherapy with a holistic approach. 110 Boggs Lane, Suite 251, Blue Ash, 513-7729400. Jade Center for Healing Arts Hypnotherapy by Mary Kacaba. 9122 Montgomery Road, Suite 11, Kenwood, 513984-4400.

Life Coaching
Ron Esposito Psycho-spiritual advising, mysticism and 12Step Coaching. 513-621-3600. Jo Anna Lynn Personal spiritual and physical exercise training. 513-315-5715 or joanna@metaphysicalexercise.com. C. Pic Michel Metaphysical artist and Toltec teacher. 513861-1910, www.cpicmichel.com. Mary Provosty MA This creativity coach and visual artist assists creative people in achieving dreams through various artistic media, including dance, writing and video. 513-541-1418, www.maryprovosty.com. Mica M. Renes Healing, mentoring and coaching. 106 Wellington Pl., Mount Auburn, 513-6659015.

Peace and Justice
Boiling Point A radio program about labor, unions and worker rights. On the airwaves at WAIF (88.3 FM) at 11 a.m. Saturdays.

Therapists and Psychologists
Cincinnati Gestalt Institute Dedicated to providing professional training and personal growth experiences in the Gestalt methodology. 48 E. Hollister St., Mount Auburn, 513-421-9739. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Hamilton County Welcomes family and friends of individuals of all ages who have mental illness. Meets daily. Summit Behavioral Health Care, 1101 Summit Road, Roselawn, 513-458-6670, www.nami-hc.org. New Vision Helps those with alcohol and drug problems. 606 Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg, 800939-CARE.

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Dorothy Day House Located at Xavier University, where students can read about, study and act on social justice issues. 513-745-3046 or urmston@admin.xu.edu. Grace Place Catholic Worker Community Serves women in transition from homelessness, some with children. Active in local social justice activism. 513-681-2365 or graceplacecw@fuse.net. Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center Helps promote social, political, economic and environmental justice by working against capital punishment and globalization and the war while collaborating with other socially conscious organizations. Peaslee

Spiritualist Church of Light and Hope Offers services with spiritual healings, clairvoyant studies and more. 1401 E. McMillan Ave., University Heights, 513-582-8023, www.churchoflightandhope.com. Vineyard Central Church An emerging communal Christian church with a tradition focused on artistry and creativity. Services at 10 a.m. Sundays. 1757 Mills Ave., Norwood, 513-396-7202, www.vineyardcentral.com.

The Naked Truth About Raw Food
Using natural enzymes to provide full nutrition
BY CHRIS CHARLSON

Retreats
The Abbey of Gethsemani A Trappist monastery offering retreats. 3642 Monks Road, Trappist, Ky., 502-5493117, . Grailville Retreats Individual retreatants may stay at the House of Joy, the Victorian house at the center of the Grailville’s ecumenical spiritual center. 932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland, 513-683-2340, www.grailville.org. Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center A former seminary, this Catholic center offers retreat opportunities, 24-hour meditative and prayer space and a religious library. 5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood, 513351-9800, www.olhsc.org. Milford Spiritual Retreat Center A Roman Catholic retreat center. 5361 S. Milford Road, Milford, 513-248-3500.

Spiritual Healing
7 Arts Studio Noreen Wessling offers guidance through drums, dream groups and touch drawing. 513-831-7045, www.creativespirit.net/noreens7artsstudio. Academy for Adult Interfaith Studies Hebrew Union College offers ongoing, non-credit classes on interfaith culture, values and even culinary arts. 3101 Clifton Ave., Clifton, 513-221-1875, www.huc.edu. Ascension Healing Offers vibrational healing, reiki, theta healing, spiritual counseling and more. 513310-2924. Patricia Garry Offers spiritual coaching, dream interpretation, Reiki and more. Garry blogs regularly about local wellness related issues. 513281-6864, www.patriciagarry.com. Heart Studio Offers personal life coaching for spirit, art and life. 513-702-4766. InnerChange4you Sherry McHenry offers energetic healing, hypnotherapy, guided imagery and meditation. 5400 Kennedy Ave., Columbia Twp., 513-708-9621. Medicine Wheel Rejuvenations The Rev. Francine Haydon presents classes on how to use Native American medicine wheels and works through an interdisciplinary approach. 513-248-8772. Shamanic Counseling Gary Matthews performs body work, shamanism and massage for healing souls. 513-722-1917. Well Rhythm Nia Gadson-Clay offers a variety of healing services, including journey practitioning, feng shui and Reiki mastery. 114 E. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-929-0102. Waves of the New Age Judy Peace and Ron Esposito host this radio program dealing with soul-filled sounds and conscious conversation. Airs on WAIF (88.3 FM) at 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Streaming audio at www.waifstream.com.

ings relative to raw milk, including that ‘raw milk, no matter how carefully produced, may be unsafe,’ ” Herndon says. Raw milk advocates disagree, and natural food consultant Michael Taylor of New Richmond says that when raised in a healthy environment, grass-fed, chemical-free healthy cows produce healthy milk. According to Taylor, the process becomes suspect only when large industrial farms raise cows in unclean conditions or feed them an improper diet of corn and chemicals to fatten them up. After completely giving up milk because of health issues, Taylor reintroduced the substance into his then-vegan diet several years ago after reading a study by the Weston A. Price Foundation regarding the health benefits of raw milk. He now drinks a quart or two of milk a day that he allows to curdle by leaving it out a few days. He says the process might sound odd to traditionalists, but it breaks down harmful bacteria in the milk that cause lactose intolerance and indigestion. Unlike pasteurized milk that spoils when left out, he says raw milk simply sours with a palatable taste. “Curds and whey: Americans don’t know what that is, but that was a very common thing,” he says. “People didn’t eat sweet milk because after the age of 4 we cease the production of two enzymes that are necessary for coagulating and digesting the milk.” Raw milk consumers obtain their milk legally through a “herd share” program, Taylor says, where a herd manager cares for To get started, Ball recommends any number the cows in a natural and healthy environment. The state of of books available about the raw food diet and Ohio allows citizens to consume their own raw milk from their lifestyle, particularly those by author David Wolfe. own cows. He says people need to understand when they The stigma surrounding raw milk stems from the dairy induscook food or when milk is pasteurized they strip try, which Taylor says feeds grain and hormones to cows instead it of most of its nutrients. of their natural diet of grass to increase production. Combined While dairy-free himself, Ball says pasteurized with poor conditions on industrial farms and mass production, milk benefits no one. this process leads to disease and unhealthy cows. “We know that when you pasteurize milk you Any nutrients that do survive, Taylor says, are simply killed by change that protein so much that if you feed that the pasteurization process that heats the milk to destroy bactemilk back to a baby cow that baby cow will die,” ria. In the end, Taylor would like to see Americans have more he says. choices in their own nutrition. In the state of Ohio, the sale of raw milk is illePHOTO: ANDY HOUSTON “I’d like to see the government get smaller and the liberty gal. Department of Agriculture Communications Alok Narayana feels healthier and more returned to populace, the eaters and the farmers,” he says. Director Cindy Brown says that in 1994 the “connected” since eating raw. “We can then eat the food we see is best for us and we can organization took over regulation from the make our choices of what to feed ourselves and our children Department of Health and enacted the statute. and not fight with the government over making those choices.” “First we give them a letter of warning telling them they had to cease and Americans in general are becoming more aware of healthy and organic food, desist selling the raw milk,” she says. “If they don’t comply with that, then we says Cheri Schuh, manager of Cincinnati Natural Foods in Madeira. For proof, have the authority to tell them we can take away their processor’s license.” just look local grocery stores such as bigg’s or Kroger, which used to offer only The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibits the introduction into intera tiny section of expensive certified organic food but now have aisles of fresh state commerce of any unpasteurized milk product in final package form intendand affordable choices. ed for human consumption, says press officer Michael Herndon. He says while “It’s somewhat a no-brainer that raw foods have their own enzymes and any some states permit the interstate sale of raw milk, the Centers for Disease time you cook or heat a food you destroy those enzymes,” Schuh says. “So the Control and Prevention (CDC) continually monitor illnesses related to human whole basis between raw food eating is getting full enzyme power on top of consumption. nutrients.” © “In promulgating this regulation in 1987, (the) FDA made a number of find-

hen people think of raw food, they usually conjure up images of sushi and Japanese restaurants. Yet an entire cornucopia of raw food exists in the form of fruits, vegetables, nuts and even milk that escapes cooking or the pasteurization process. Proponents of the raw food diet believe by eating living food that contains enzymes and nutrients still intact the body functions more efficiently in an enriched, healthy state. For Alok Narayana of Symmes Township, eating raw transcends simply making food choices and instead leads to a higher level of consciousness. Narayana says he decided to go through a series of detoxification diets four years ago to correct a series of chronic illnesses including asthma, allergies and frequent colds. After experiencing dramatic improvements as part of the intensive healing program, he says he saw no reason to stop his raw diet. As for the dozen medications he used to take, Narayana says he no longer suffers from any illness. He says his body no longer labors to rid itself of toxins, as raw food is a clean-burning fuel and, when metabolized, produces less waste using less energy. On a grander scale, Narayana says consumers are being socially conscious when they support local farmers and organic distributors through their purchases. “Part of the shift that happens to you when you’re eating this way is you’re eating living food and you feel connected to a reverence to life,” he says. “You want to contribute something to life, and it all seems effortless.” At Paradise Found in Kennedy Heights, owner Randall Ball supplies fresh produce to customers on a weekly basis. Coming from both local and national sources, he guarantees the quality. Ironically, Ball says his background in healthcare completely contradicts everything he now believes. He says through a series of incidents with his own family he witnessed the benefits and healing processes of raw foods where medical technology failed. He says treating illness with medicine introduces toxins to our body. “Everything that the medical system calls a disease is a really a healing function — sneezing, coughing, diarrhea, fevers, runny noses, headaches, they’re all part of it,” he says. “We want to encourage these, we don’t want to suppress these. It’s the body’s natural ways of healing itself.” As for going raw, Ball says people will see changes to their health and appearance almost immediately. He suggests our government could eliminate its health care crisis by replacing $50,000 in bypass surgery with $10 worth of food.

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Indin Paul (left) and Randall Ball, owners of Paradise Found.

Raw milk: myths and truths

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