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Natural Awakenings San Diego

Healthy Pets and Healthy Skin

Mar 10, 2015 09:55PM

I am always amazed at how many wonderful practitioners we have in our midst. I am equally grateful for the opportunity to share their gifts with you, my dear readers. I don’t normally select two Publisher’s Picks. However, since our theme this month is about pets and healthy cuisine, I couldn't choose one over the other—so I chose both! This month I’m excited to highlight two local businesses: Pupologie in Encinitas and Skin Fitness, Etc. in Carlsbad.

Oftentimes I think about how nice it would be to have a pet again—especially a dog. Until the time is right though, I live precariously through others who have pets. My daughter dog sits occasionally and I get an overnight dog companion from time to time. Friends often visit my home with their dogs and that, too, fills my appetite. When it comes time for me to welcome a furry family member into my home, I know exactly where I will go for my pet’s nutrition needs: Pupologie in Encinitas. Pupologie owner, Denise Clifton, is one of the most dedicated and knowledgeable business owners I've had the pleasure of knowing and referring my friends to.

When it comes to nutrition for your skin, Charlene Handel, certified holistic esthetician and owner of Skin Fitness, Etc. is undoubtedly the crème de la crème. She uses all natural products that are so good for your skin that you could literally eat some ofthe products. How’s that for skin cuisine? Charlene has magical hands and you’ll be able to tell in minutes just how passionate she is about holistic skin care.

Pupologie is located at123 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas (in the Trader Joe's mall.)  For more information, call 760-436-1226 or visit

Skin Fitness, Etc. is located at 5825 AvenidaEncinas, #107, in Carlsbad. For more information, call 760-438-4600 or visit

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