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Natural Awakenings San Diego

Healthy Living Updates

The Greater San Diego area is rich with a variety of businesses and individuals who offer natural, healthy living products and services. We invite you to explore these options that can help you look and feel your best.

Canna Therapeutics Topical Solution Now Available

Canna Therapeutics, an avocado oil- and shea butter-based topical solution, is now available in both cream and lotion formulations.

With a base formulation that has been professionally developed and “challenge-tested” for microbial and temperature stability in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and certified organic facility, Canna Therapeutics contains a cannabis suspension to help relieve discomfort from arthritis, muscle soreness, dry skin and other common physical ailments. The non-cerebral effects of this solution are significant and have no impact on productivity or the ability to perform daily tasks. The formula is infused with orange, clove and cinnamon essential oils, which provide significant therapeutic benefits as well as a refreshing, light fragrance.

A 100 percent vegan formula, Canna Therapeutics contains no petroleum, silicones, phthalates, parabens or animal byproducts. Its black willow bark and grapefruit seed extracts act as crucial components in a natural, broad-spectrum preservative.

Ronnie Chang, head of product development, says, “A new mindset is in order, one in which people must look beyond the recreational intentions of Cannabis, and recognize its incredible natural medicinal benefits. Canna Therapeutics has now successfully demonstrated the usage of medicinal Cannabis without the cerebral effects commonly associated with its use. Its topical form and effectiveness is a refreshing alternative to other commercially available products marketed for relieving physical discomfort, without the side effects that some may consider undesirable.”

A medical marijuana recommendation (medical marijuana card) is necessary to purchase this product. Location: Club One, 1232 Losa Vallecitos Blvd., Ste. 100, San Marcos 92069. For additional information, call 760-804-0300.

Protandim Offers New Approach to Anti-Aging

Protandim, a daily supplement that utilizes an individual’s own DNA to reduce aging and oxidative stress, is now available. According to its manufacturers, taking one pill a day increases the levels of antioxidant enzyme production in the human body, revving up the DNA production of these survival enzymes to the levels typical of a 20-year-old within two to four weeks.

A study cited at concludes that, “The dietary supplement Protandim decreases plasma osteopontin and improves markers of oxidative stress in muscular dystrophy mdx mice.” Cancelling out free radicals at the rate of one million to one, these enzymes offer a powerful defense against aging and are now available in the form of a skin cream called True Science, which contains the same ingredients as the pill and is used topically to reduce the incidence of skin cancer, aging and wrinkles.

Protandim is available through LifeVantage Independent Distributor Brett G. Heitman, who has followed a natural lifestyle for more than 30 years, studied under a Shaolin master and is proficient in Jhin Shin Do.

For additional information or to purchase Protandim, visit

The Hitt Wellness Center

Dr. Daniela Colin, M.D. (left) and Dr. Gorge Vazquez, M.D. (right)
Dr. Daniela Colin, M.D. (left) and Dr. Gorge Vazquez, M.D. (right)
The Hitt Wellness Center continues its tradition of combining science and nature to provide quality care to all patients. Known for its award-winning drug and alcohol program, the center attracts patients from around the world. With two doctors and a dedicated staff, new and former patients receive a one-hour consultation that includes blood work.

Medical Director Gorge Vazquez, M.D., is a seasoned anti-aging specialist practicing functional medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and many other professional organizations, and is a frequent speaker on the medical circuit.

Daniela Colin, M.D., is dedicated to helping patients create a healthy lifestyle. Her ability to diagnose her patients’ medical challenges, combined with her compassion, make her an asset to the center’s staff. Her specialties include orthomolecular medicine, emergency medical intervention and ozone therapy.

Other areas of focus at the center are strengthening the immune system to help heart health and fight bacterial and viral infections, autoimmune diseases and cancer.

For additional information, call 1-888-671-9849 or visit

Syntek’s Xtreme Fuel Treatment

Increasing Mileage and Economy

by J.F. Walker

Additives that increase fuel mileage, engine power and performance have been heavily used in the industrial market for many years. Today, with the growing interest in going green and the concerns about rising gas prices at the pump, more car and truck owners are adding products such as Syntek’s Xtreme Fuel Treatment (XFT) to their gas tank, to ease the squeeze on their wallets.

Until recently, XFT was only used by large industrial fleets and was only sold in 55-gallon drums. Now the patented product, which not only reduces harmful emissions and pollutants, but also prolongs engine life and improves vehicle performance and horsepower, is available to the general public.

Increasing Fuel Mileage and Economy

Most vehicles have a fair amount of unused fuel that comes out the tailpipe as emissions. XFT contains an oil-soluble, organo-metallic compound that functions as a “burn rate modifier” and a catalyst to lower the ignition point of fuel by 400 degrees. This creates a longer burn time, allowing the engine to burn all of the fuel it gets, rather than sending unused fuel out the exhaust.

Prolonging Engine Life and Reducing Wear

XFT uses a combination of ingredients to prolong the life of an engine. It contains detergents, demulsifiers, rust and corrosion inhibitors, lubricating agents and polymerization retardants, which work together to keep things clean and running smoother. As a result, component parts of the engine and fuel system run longer, work better and cost much less to maintain. XFT also reduces friction, which means less wear on moving parts. This translates into fewer repairs over the life of a vehicle, saving money and time.
Improving Vehicle Performance and Horsepower

The cleaner an engine is, the better it works. As the cleaning process removes any carbon build-up, the engine will run smoother and the vehicle will drive better. XFT also impacts the vehicle’s horsepower. Because a longer, better burn occurs and the engine is burning more of the injected fuel, more power is realized from the same amount of fuel.

Reducing Harmful Emissions and Pollutants

The improved combustion process enabled by XFT reduces harmful emissions by nearly one-third.

For more information on Syntek’s Xtreme Fuel Treatment, call Josh Woods at 877-487-3938 or visit