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Natural Awakenings Bucks and Montgomery Counties PA

NewsBriefs, July 2012

  • Wholistic Fitness Offers Discounts on Cleanse Packages
  • Infant Care Specialist Leads Classes in Bucks County
  • Walk the Labyrinth with the Sacred Path Community
  • Local Doctor Awarded Community Health Educator Certification
  • Pure Sprouts Expands Organic Delivery Service
  • Natural Awakenings Opens New Online Store
  • Farm Market Celebrates 199 Years

Wholistic Fitness Offers Discounts on Cleanse Packages

This summer, Wholistic Fitness, a full-service women’s wellness center in North Wales, is offering comprehensive cleanse packages at substantial discounts. The center combines four cleanse options with other services to create packages for a complete health overhaul that can change the way women think about their well-being.

Co-owner Melody Nagy explains, “The cessation of disturbed sleep, pain, digestive problems, allergies, mood swings and other health issues have made these cleanses popular at our center. We’re not doing anything out of the ordinary. It’s powerfully simple and the word is spreading. The fat loss women achieve is just an added bonus.”

The gentle three-week cleanses, which emphasize organic whole foods and limit high-calorie, refined foods and saturated fats, are intended to purify and nourish the body while stimulating specific organs to enable healthy detoxification and fat loss.

Wholistic Fitness offers a variety of resources in a comfortable setting for women’s personal training and group fitness classes. Several clinicians are available onsite, including a holistically oriented, registered dietician and two acupuncturists that address conditions such as hormonal imbalances, infertility, digestive disorders, headaches, chronic pain, obesity, stress and chronic fatigue. In addition, Psychologist Christine Marston, Ph.D., assists women with issues related to body image, anxiety, trauma and depression.

For more information, call 267-613-8246 or visit

Infant Care Specialist Leads Classes in Bucks County

Los Angeles resident Cynthia Anka, an infant care specialist, sleep consultant and author of Smart Parent/Smart Child, is consulting in Bucks County for six months, starting July 11. Anka specializes in guidance for parents, especially in the area of nurturing, nighttime care for infants. She will lead two classes beginning at 10 a.m. on July 11 and 14 about effectively and gently transitioning infants and toddlers to sleeping through the night.

Anka believes that children are incredibly bright from birth. Her tools and knowledge enable parents to develop parenting intelligence and create a lifetime of great experiences. She is also available for in-home, telephone or email consultations.

Locations: July 11 – The Chip Factory, 7034 Easton Rd., Pipersville. July 14 – Downtown Free Library, 150 S. Pine St., Doylestown. For more information, call 323-356-2695 or visit

Walk the Labyrinth with the Sacred Path Community

The Sacred Path Community (SPC) will host a public walk through the labyrinth at the James A. Michener Art Museum, in Doylestown, at 10 a.m., July 22. Erected this year at the corner of Pine and Ashland Streets, the labyrinth is the result of a recent revival of interest in sacred arts, ceremonies and rituals. SPC selected July 22 because it falls on the day of the Full Thunder Moon (so called because of July thunderstorms), or Buck Moon, a name given by the Algonquian Native Americans in recognition of the time of year when bucks grow new antlers.

Enthusiasts value the labyrinth as a symbolic, nature-based form of pilgrimage that allows for personal reflection and meditation, often with intent towards enlightenment. SPC has been walking labyrinths for three years, with members reporting such results as clarity about personal objectives and peace of mind through alignment with spiritual energies.

SPC regularly holds spiritually based gatherings the first three Sundays of every month at the Plumsteadville Grange, 5901 Easton Road, in Plumsteadville.

Cost: free. Location: 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

Local Doctor Awarded Community Health Educator Certification

Dr. Philip A. Pappas was recently certified as a community health educator by the Dr. Rath Health Foundation. Pappas has 21 years of experience in natural health, as well as 24 years of experience with allopathic treatments, including work with clinical psychology, biofeedback, pharmacology, weight loss, stress reduction, diabetes and high blood pressure. Using his extensive knowledge of natural supplements, Pappas has formulated many products currently on the market and gives consultations by appointment at Earth Foods, in Holicong.

Pappas offers insight and education to aid clients improve their health by making lifestyle changes. For individuals seeking assistance with difficult health conditions, he provides an extensive list of referrals for additional help.

Location: Buckingham Green Shopping Center, 4950 York Rd., Holicong. For more information, call 215-794-5311 or e-mail [email protected].

Pure Sprouts Expands Organic Delivery Service

The organic food delivery service Pure Sprouts has expanded its service to Bucks and Montgomery counties. The locally owned company is dedicated to supporting local, sustainable farming and businesses and continues to expand its offerings, which include produce, grass-fed meats and dairy, gluten-free products and staple grocery items. Customers appreciate the convenience of ordering online and receiving free delivery.

Shopping online at, customers can either select the items they need for the week or choose a bin containing items carefully chosen by Pure Sprouts. Whenever possible, items are sourced locally; otherwise, they are purchased from distributors of certified organic products to ensure a consistently abundant inventory. Deliveries can be scheduled weekly, biweekly or monthly. Trying the service for just one week is easy, because no commitment is necessary. Deliveries are made on Wednesdays, and the cutoff day for weekly orders is Sunday at midnight.

For more information, call 610-391-1952 or visit

Natural Awakenings Opens New Online Store

Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. (NAPC), a national leader in green and healthy living, has opened a new web store that features items supporting sustainability and natural health for men, women, children and pets. Visitors can shop by product categories that include beauty and skincare, home and office, books and music, fitness, clothing and jewelry, and kids and pets.

NAPC publishes Natural Awakenings magazine in more than 85 franchise markets across the country, serving more than 3 million readers. Each month, these print and online publications take a practical look at the latest natural approaches to nutrition, fitness, creative expression, personal growth and sustainable living.

NAPC founder Sharon Bruckman says the new web store continues that tradition of empowering healthy living and a healthy planet. “Since 1994, Natural Awakenings magazine has provided readers with inspirational guidance on health, fitness, personal growth and green living,” she advises. “Our new store offers the very best products we can find that support living in growing balance with ourselves, our community and the natural world. We intend this web store to be a shopping guide to ‘conscious consumption’ that supports the ideals of sustainability, natural health and the interconnectedness of all things.”

The online store will regularly feature new additions and specials, and visitors can subscribe to a free digital newsletter for exclusive email offers.

For more information, visit

Farm Market Celebrates 199 Years

The Milk House Farm Market, in Bucks County, is celebrating 199 years as a purveyor of local, farm-fresh foods, produced by honest, old-fashioned farming practices. Under the management of the Slack family since 1813, the Milk House offers a wide array of spray-free and organic fruits and vegetables; free-range poultry and eggs; organic milk and dairy products; raw honey and maple syrup; and handmade soaps, seasonal decorations and other local artisan products.

Farm Manager Nora Woods says, “The Slack family is committed to ethical standards in food production because we believe that is the best way to ensure sustainable agriculture and responsible farming for future generations, while providing healthy food for the community.”

Milk House products can also be found at the Stockton Farmers’ Market (Stockton, New Jersey), Wrightstown Farmers’ Market (Wrightstown, Pennsylvania), and Creekside Co-op Farmers’ Market (Elkins Park, Pennsylvania).

Location: 1118 Slack Rd., Newtown. For more information, call 215-852-4305 or

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