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Sunlight Chronicle
Volume III Issue 2
July 2013

Sunlight Natural Health
6302 Falls Road, Suite C

Welcome to the July Edition of the Sunlight Chronicle!

This month's focus is on
Men's Health!

I am excited to share with you what we are doing to bring you the best in thoughtful and thorough health care with only the safest and highest quality supplements and herbs to support your progress!

Andropause - Does This Sound Like You?
By Janene Martin, ND – Sunlight Natural Health

We are all familiar with the term and condition of menopause. However, have you ever heard of the term Andropause? Do you or any men in your life struggle with several or all of the following symptoms?

  • Irritability
  • Sleep problems
  • Diminished libido
  • Erectile problems
  • Muscle loss and soreness
  • Decreased initiative
  • Varicose veins & hemorrhoids
  • Weight gain, especially mid section, chest & hips
  • Memory loss / difficulty focusing
  • Thinning hair
  • Depression
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Changes in visual acuity
Have you found the following on your blood work and/or physical exam?:
  • Increase in total cholesterol
  • Decrease in HDL cholesterol
  • Increasing fasting blood glucose
  • Blood pressure elevation
  • Decreased bone density

If so, there is a good chance that you or they are experiencing unnecessary and symptomatic testosterone decline.  Andropause is the term for this gradual decline in androgen (sex) hormones that men may lose as they age. This decline, unlike in women, occurs much more gradually and without the overt loss of something like a menses to get our attention.  Far too often it goes unidentified and therefore unaddressed.   So quality of life at home and work suffers as well as the increased health risks from obesity, insulin insensitivity, increased risk for stroke and heart attack as well as osteoporosis and diabetes. Not a pretty picture.  According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 4 -5 million men suffer from low testosterone levels while only 5-10 percent of them will seek treatment.  (Read more...)

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Calendar of Events
July 15                 Free Summer Intro to Detox @ SNH
                                      6:30p.m. with Kasia Kines

July 19                 Summer Detox Session @ SNH
  10 a.m. with Kasia Kines
                              Will run until August 16, 2014 @ 12p.m.
July 26                Thyroid Discussion @ SNH
                                      9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with Dr. Janene Martin
Sunlight Natural Health Hours
Monday - Thursday 9 - 5
Friday 10 - 6
Saturday 10 - 2
and by appointment
Sunlight Natural Pharmacy
Featured Products for May
Testanex Chrysin and Bioflavonoids Balancing Cream from Apex Energetics offers a broad range of supportive applications regarding health issues that men experience. Testanex is a broad spectrum cream which contains the highly investigated ingredient, Chrysin.

The bioflavonoids present in Chrysin have shown the ability to support inhibit the function of aromatase, thus supporting preventing the conversion of testosterone into estrogen. In addition, these bioflavonoids have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-histamine support properties.


Apex Energetics Opticrine supports normal luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone production and supports spermatogenesis in men. In women it supports normal follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).

Opticrine is used to support the normal release of testosterone in men It may be useful to support normal fertility, virility and vitality in men and women. Opticrine is recommended for those supporting normal fertility and sexual performance. Opticrine may be helpful for the following:

  • Supports normal fertility in men and women
  • Supports normal reproductive function
  • Supports sexual performance
  • For virility and vitality in men and women
  • Supports the hypophyseal-gonadal axis in males and females
  • Supports healthy levels of testerone in males
  • It tastes remarkably like a rich, full-bodied cup of coffee
  • It is caffeine free, and has no acidity or bitterness
  • It is made of water-soluble extracts of roasted roots of dandelion, chicory and beets, and the grains of barley and rye
  • It contains no gluten
  • The sweetness some perceive in Dandy Blend is primarily from the fructose that occurs naturally in the roots of dandelion and chicory
  • It contains over 50 trace minerals in each cup
  • There are no headaches or other withdrawal symptoms when switching from coffee to Dandy Blend
  • On top of all this, Dandy Blend costs as little as 7 cents a cup 
Omega Co3
There are many potential benefits for supplementing your diet with omega-3s. For instance, significant evidence indicates omega-3 fatty acids may lower triglycerides and blood pressure. Their biggest role may be reducing inflammation in the body, and inflammation is responsible for a wide range of diseases - from asthma to Alzheimer's.
Featured Recipe
Raw Energy Balls from The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook

This is a great snack to take with you on a long hike or a long day at work. You can also add one to your child’s lunchbox for a sweet, nutritious treat.

1 cup raw almonds or walnuts
1 cup medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup raisins
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ cup raw almond butter
shredded organic coconut

In a food processor fitted with the “s” blade grind the almonds until finely ground. Add the dates, raisins, and spices. Grind to a fine meal. Add the almond butter, process again until thoroughly mixed.

Form into balls and roll in shredded coconut. Store in a sealed container on the counter for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to a week.
Monsanto Notice

What is Monsanto?

Monsanto is considered the mother of agricultural biotechnology. The company produces biotechnology, genomics and herbicides for corn, cotton, oil seeds, and vegetables. It produces genetically altered seeds to tolerate it's flagship product, Roundup. Monsanto also produces Asgrow, DEKALB, Deltapine, and Seminis seeds. Other products have included Agent Orange, the now ubiquitous PCBs, DDT, Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) and Aspartame.

Monsanto is one of the "Big 6" Biotech Corporations, along with BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical Company, Dupont, and Syngenta (so called because they dominate the agricultural input market -- that is, they own the world’s seed, pesticide and biotechnology industries).[1][2]

Monsanto Update
Last month, Vermont passed the first-ever law requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods in the U.S. And Monsanto just announced they're suing the state of Vermont to stop the law from ever going into effect.1

This fight is crucial for the whole country, not just Vermont, because dozens of other states are poised to require labeling too—they just want someone else to go first because of the inevitable legal fight.2

And that's why Monsanto is going to war to stop Vermont dead in its tracks.

A small, rural state like Vermont doesn't have the budget for a long, drawn-out legal fight against a multinational giant like Monsanto. So they've created a legal defense fund where people can donate to help defend the law in court.

If you chip in now, we'll be able to fight back against Monsanto by making a grant to the state of Vermont's legal defense fund and by boosting dozens of MoveOn member-led campaigns pushing for GMO labeling nationwide. Can you chip in $3?

Monsanto's argument is completely outrageous. They're saying that the GMO labeling law is somehow an unconstitutional violation of their right to free speech. They even want to be able to label genetically engineered foods as "all natural."3

But this Supreme Court believes corporations are people and money is speech, so you know it's going to be a tough fight.

Consumers have a right to know what's in the food we're eating—and in fact, genetically engineered foods are already labeled in 64 countries around the world, including England, Japan, and Australia. Even China and Russia have labeling.4

In this country, 92% of Americans support the labeling of genetically engineered foods.5 The only reason we don't have it is the power of Monsanto and the fear of a lawsuit.

But if we can help Vermont win now, we'll have a great shot at getting labeling in dozens of other states as well. With your help, MoveOn will be able to help Vermont pay for their massive anticipated legal costs and support grassroots campaigns to push for GMO labels in other states across the country.

Can you contribute $3 to help Vermont stand up to Monsanto?

Monsanto and their allies just announced that they're suing the state of Vermont in federal court to block the labeling of GMO foods in the state. Can you donate $3 to fight back against Monsanto? 
Chip in $3


1. "Trade groups sue VT over GMO labeling law," Burlington Free-Press, June 13, 2014

2. "Vermont, food industry begin court fight over GMO label law," The Christian Science Monitor, June 13, 2014

3. "Vermont's landmark GMO-labelling law target of lawsuit by food trade groups," RT, June 13, 2014

4. "Labeling Around the World," Just Label It!, accessed June 16, 2014

5. "Polls & Surveys," Just Label It!, accessed June 16, 2014

About Us

At Sunlight Natural Health you will find a team of licensed professionals who approach your health care from varied holistic modalities.  This gives you the control over the health care decisions that are right for you.
Sunlight Natural Health is located on Falls Road in the Bare Hills Business district just 1 mile North of Whole Foods grocery and serves the Greater Baltimore, Maryland / Washington DC, and Southern Pennsylvania area. We provide health care for all ages addressing chronic, acute, and preventative health care needs.
Jump start your health! The Sunlight Natural Pharmacy offers a selection of the highest quality vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements to support your health needs.  Find all of your vitamins and supplements at Sunlight Natural Health.  Whether you’re looking for immune or adrenal support, digestive enzymes, or natural allergy relief, we can help you find the products you’re looking for.

We treat you, not your disease!
Our Licensed Practitioners

Dr. Janene Martin, N.D., is a licensed naturopathic physician whose practice includes functional medical assessments, lifestyle and nutritional counseling, homeopathy, herbal and nutritional supplementation, and hydrotherapy.
Victoria Behm, CNS, MS, R-HYI, is a Certified Nutrition Specialist Practitioner and a graduate of the Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Nutrition and Integrative Health Program. Victoria offers nutritional counseling, private cooking classes, grocery store tours, yoga classes and integrative health workshops.

Gina Corso, M.Ac., L.Ac., Chinese Herbalist, is a licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese Herbalist who offers a balance of traditional and contemporary healing modalities focusing on women's health.

Lauren Going, LCSW-C, RYT, is a licensed psychotherapist using a psychodynamic and holistic framework to help adults, adolescents, and families.

Lucy (Shraddha) Hagan BA, LMT, NCTMB, is licensed to practice massage therapy in the state of Maryland and she is nationally certified. She is a Reiki Master, Certified Aromatherapist, and Certified Reflexologist. She is trained in Craniosacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release. She works with people of all ages to support the release of negativity on all levels for greater experiences of wholeness and well being.

Amy Joyce, M.Ac., L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist who combines classical acupuncture, practical body wisdom, and meditation to facilitate mindful healing.
Jessica Luty Kabrhel, LCSW-C, is a licensed psychotherapist assisting adolescents and adults with personal growth, recovery, and healing.

Kasia Kines, M.S., LDN, CNS, CN, is a licensed nutritionist who focuses on the environmental aspects of nutrition and offers a holistic nutrition program that includes a detoxification protocol for a wide variety of conditions.
Wendy Kurtz, M.S., B.S., B.A., is a certified colon hydrotherapist trained in the SLO-FIL technique and a health coach who focuses on treating the whole person.

MaryAnn Niclas, LCSW-C, CYT, is a licensed clinical therapist who has been in private practice in Baltimore for more than 20 years.  She is well-versed in several therapy modalities and works with individuals, families, and children

Karolina J. Tittel is a wellness consultant & TLS Weight Solution coach who coaches groups and individuals in healthy lifestyle behaviors using the Transitions Lifestyle System.

Anita Wilson, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist who offers custom massage utilizing Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, reflexology, sports massage, and myofascial release to help reduce stress, promote relaxation and relieve muscular pain
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