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Five Ways to Make

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30 12 HAPPY HOLIDAY TIPS How to Really Enjoy the Season by Dianne Bischoff James

32 HARVESTING PROFITS The Roots of Our Food Crisis by Christopher D. Cook

The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for

34 THE GIFTS OF CITRUS Colorful Good Health in Holiday Dishes by Judith Fertig


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or years I thought the sharing of Mother Teresa’s personal letters, the ones she explicitly asked to be destroyed in her will, was a grave injustice to a woman who had done so much for humanity. Having read excerpts, I still think it unfair but find myself grateful to have been able to read them and to see even she had a crisis of faith. In hard times, people often seek a reason; we ask “why?” or “how did this happen?”—we seek clarity. Perhaps what we should be seeking is not clarity but faith, defined as “complete trust or confidence in someone or something.” Do you have faith? Every day? Sometimes? Faith in people or in God? Or more like me, do you lose faith continually and pray you don’t lose it forever? When things are going well, it’s very (VERY) easy to have faith and say, “God is good, people are good, love is good, Mother Earth is good—let’s go plant a tree.” But when times are bad, this is more my rhetoric: “Is there a God? Is humanity awful? Boy, that tree sure is a pain in the ass to water.” It is a blessing that Mother Teresa believed enough in Jesus (her Lord), because in his name, emulating his teachings, she brought comfort to thousands living in conditions that we can’t possibly imagine. Yet her faith in that same Lord was lacking at times, and this caused her much pain. Whether it is in God or in people, we all lose faith. Some recover it—it’s a little broken or badly damaged, but it’s there—and thank goodness because that faith will be necessary to get us through our next struggle. And let me promise you with undue certainty, there will be a next struggle, and a next. December is a good month to rediscover faith. Yes, I am asking you to take the time to restore your faith—be it in God or in humanity—if it has been lost, or strengthen it if it has been weakened. For me, I have faith in the people around me, my community, my church, and my God. That faith fosters me through my good and bad times, but it certainly is not constant. I doubt daily; hourly; honestly, by the minute. Not even Mother Teresa possessed blind faith. Perhaps that’s the point: Faith is not blind, but it’s not clear either. My December prayer for you is that you find faith when you lose it, because you will lose it. When you do, I hope you search for it like you would search for your mother’s silver after a house fire. When you find your faith every time after losing it, understand that like that silver, your faith will lack the clarity it once had. So you will need to dust off the soot and polish it, because, damaged or not, you will need that faith to help you through the next fire or disease or disappointment that you face. When you face a situation that causes you fear and suffering, I hope, like Mother Teresa, you recognize that “clarity is the last thing you are clinging to and must let go of,” so that you can find faith—faith in God, in people, or simply faith that better times are ahead. Quite simply, this month I pray that during times when you have no answers, you have faith. Malama Pono!

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n Saturday, December 2, from 4 to 6 p.m., Natural Awakenings Long Island (NALI) Publisher Kelly Martinsen will be at Barnes & Noble on Old Country Road, in Carle Place, signing copies of her new book, A Year of Inspired Living—a compilation of essays containing wisdom Martinsen has gleaned through various life events and from people she has interviewed and written articles about for NALI. A Year of Inspired Living is also a guided journaling book that takes the reader through an experience of finding their most inspired self. “You know we are all publishers,” says Martinsen. “Sure, I publish a magazine, but the truth is I also publish myself. Just like I choose a cover each month and the editorial content, we all choose the clothes we wear, the words we use, the relationships we engage in, etc. We publish ourselves, and it may be nice to use a blueprint, so that when we do, we are publishing our most inspired self. That is the mission of the book—that in a world of fast food, fast pass, fast yoga, we take a moment and slow down to figure out just how we want to publish ourselves.” The book signing event will also include a presentation on journaling and publishing your most inspired self. Location: 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. For more information or to reserve your copy for the event, call 516-741-9850. See ad on page 47.  


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oga Nanda’s 200-hour Teacher Training Program, The Path to Self-Realization, is running this winter and features special guest teachers presenting a multitude of topics ranging far beyond yoga asanas. The studios have opened these modules to the public so that the communities can partake in the exciting and inspiring teachings that each of these special guests has to offer. This is a rare opportunity to study with highly experienced and knowledgeable yoga teachers right here on Long Island. The first two modules will take place this December at both the Garden City and Long Beach locations. On December 1, Yoga Nanda: Garden City welcomes Lauren Magarelli and the BeBhakti Band for an uplifting kirtan to celebrate song, dance, community and life! Magarelli has been a composer, a dancer and a yoga teacher for nearly 20 years and is the creative director of the Bhakti training, which is part of the advanced 500-hour teacher training at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, in NYC. On Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, December 10, Yoga Nanda: Long Beach hosts Edwin Bryant as he leads a two-day seminar on The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Bryant, who has been a yoga practitioner for more than 35 years, is currently professor of religions of India at Rutgers University and has written several books, including an extremely thorough translation of The Yoga Sutras. Join the Yoga Nanda community for these workshops and look for more unique teachers, workshops and classes all winter long! For more information, visit See ad on page 25.

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of the antioxidant power of vegetables and provide the other contributions to health. For example, it significantly: • Reduced blood malondialdehyde (marker of oxidative stress) • Increased total antioxidant status • Increased vitamin C levels

What Are They? There are a plethora of powdered green superfood drink mixes available. Most of these drink Likewise, research published in other scientific mixes contain dozens of nutraceuticals, includjournals demonstrated that 5 to 10 g/day of brocing green superfoods. For the purposes of this coli sprouts significantly: discussion, green superfoods will be defined as algae (chlorella, spirulina, etc.), grasses (al• Reduced blood malondialdehyde falfa, barley grass, wheat grass, etc.), common • Increased HDL cholesterol green vegetables (broccoli, spinach, etc.), and • Reduced oxidized LDL cholesterol sprouted versions of grass and green vegetables. • Reduced oxidative stress index Powdered green superfood drink mixes may also Steven M. Rachlin, M.D. • Increased total antioxidant capacity contain other nutraceuticals, such as fruit powders, herbs, micronutrients, enzymes, and pre- and probiotics. While clearly not green superfoods, these other nutraceu- Supporting Detoxification Approximately 3.97 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are ticals may or may not provide benefits depending upon the disposed of or otherwise released into the environment annuforms and amounts of each present in the product. ally. The good news is that the body was designed to process and excrete many toxins. The bad news is our bodies may What Are They Supposed to Do? Generally, people use a powdered green superfood drink mix not always be equipped to handle the volume of modern enwith the expectation that it is going to provide them with one vironmental pollutants and toxic substances. However, there are quite a number of nutraceuticals that can help support or more of the following benefits: and promote the detoxification process. • Compensate for a lack of vegetables/leafy green vegetables Alkalizing the Diet in their diet, • Support and/or promote some aspect of the body’s detoxifi- The concept that eating a diet that produces a more acidic pH systemically (i.e. emphasis on meat and dairy) is concation process, ducive to promoting a disease state, while eating a diet • Add an alkalizing component to their diet to help prevent that produces a more alkaline or base pH (i.e. emphasis on disease, vegetables and fruit) is more likely to help prevent disease is • And/or promote some other aspect of human health. fairly well-known. Compensating for a Lack of Vegetables The U.S. Department of Agriculture has indicated that Ameri- In addition to those previously listed, specific green superfoods have been shown to have other health benefits in hucans are getting about 40 percent less of the recommended man research. servings of vegetables, and specifically 60 percent less of the recommended servings as green vegetables. But is it realistic Source: Steven M. Rachlin, M.D., of Rachlin Medical Center to expect that supplementing with a green superfood drink (927 Willis Ave., Albertson), has been practicing for more mix will truly compensate for a lack of sufficient vegetable than 30 years. For more information or to schedule an apintake? The answer is not exactly, but there is still a benefit pointment, call 516-873-7773 or visit to be had. While it is not a substitute for eating vegetables, See ad on page 17. the green superfood drink mix may be able to provide some

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Symptoms and warning he American Cancer Society signs to look out for predicts that there will be There are two types of an estimated 50,000 new cases lesions that could be early of cancer in the oral cavity and signs and a risk of becomoropharynx in 2017, with more ing cancerous—these are than 80 percent of those cases leukoplakia (white lesions) being oral squamous cell carciand erythroplakia (red nomas (OSCCs) or oropharynx lesions). The NIH recomsquamous cell carcinomas (OPSCCs). The American Dental Jonathan Richter, DDS mends keeping an eye on how these develop. If they Association (ADA) responded persist for more than two to this dire statistic by releasweeks, you should consult your dentist ing an updated version of their clinical and a biopsy should be performed to practice guidelines, reemphasizing the be able to set a definitive diagnosis and importance of referring patients to imprescribe an optimal treatment plan. mediate biopsy in cases of suspicious oral lesions. It is almost impossible Raising awareness is crucial to determine whether oral mucosal It’s important to know that you can disdisease is malignant or benign just by cuss these symptoms with your dentist. examining it clinically. An immediate Patients are often unaware that dentists biopsy can help detect oral cancers are trained to check for other potentialgiving you and your dentist the opporly cancerous symptoms, such as soretunity to prevent the manifestation and ness, lumps, hoarse voice or swelling, spread of oral cancers. The National or any other abnormalities in the mouth Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH) supports this stance further or throat. These could be early signs of by pointing out that early detection and oral cancer or human papillomavirus (HPV) infection-related cancers, and treatment can drastically reduce the dentists will be able to refer their panumber of deaths from oral cancer.

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poor diet; nutritional deficiency; toxicity; allergies; hormone imbalance; autoimmune conditions; genetic enzyme defi’m sure you have heard inflammation is the cause of many ciency (MTHFR); digestive problems; any health condition; of our most severe diseases: heart disease, diabetes, arthriand infinite other weaknesses, imbalances and deficiencies tis, autoimmune disease, cancer and stroke. These are the of the body. Emotional sources are less understood by the illnesses that are causing our insurance premiums to be rising medical community except that is completely known that up to 30 percent per year. Despite that rise in cost, there stress causes health problems. For some reason, however, it doesn’t seem to be a decrease in the severity or incidence of is discounted as some minor or ethereal problem. In fact, it is these diseases. an extremely specific issue that causes a very deliberate re First, let’s discuss what inflammation is. To fix a probsponse in the body. From a Western perspective, stress causes lem, we must understand our enemy. Inflammation is the activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which then body’s response to a damaging stimulus. This can be a causes spikes in cortisol, a hormone made by the adrenal trauma, like a cut or bruise, or an allergen, such as glands. Our adrenal glands are a small fatty tissue an environmental allergy or food sensitivity. Even on top of our kidneys. Despite looking like just a strong emotions, such as chronic stress, can cause little piece of worthless fat, the adrenal system is inflammation. The inflammation itself is a chemiof the utmost importance to the body. These glands cal cascade caused by the release of inflammatory make dozens of steroid hormones that control particles by the body, corresponding changes in virtually all functions of the body—from blood inflammatory hormones, and activation of the impressure, cholesterol levels, sugar control, electromune response. These can happen in many differlyte balance, sleep, mood, reproductive hormones, ent ways, involving several different pathways and energy, immune control, inflammatory control, systems. Reactions can be so mild we would never and weight, among other important functions. Dr. David Pollack know they are happening to extremely severe and Cortisol specifically is known for stress life-threatening, such as an anaphylactic reaction. It response and weight. But it is also responsible for is the moderate-to-subtle chronic inflammatory reactions that sugar balance and inflammation response. Cortisol is our concern me the most when it comes to my family, friends body’s natural cortisone or prednisone. Many people that and patients. have been on a medical steroid are not fond of its unintend There are some blood tests that can certainly identify ed effects, such as weight gain, fatigue, organ damage, and and quantify different kinds of inflammation: a CBC with poor mood. These effects, not side effects, are similar to those differential, ESR, CRP, ANA, IGG, IGE, allergy testing, and a of chronic cortisol elevation caused by stress or chronic myriad of other advanced tests. While these tests are of expain. However, if the body’s cortisol is high, the other related treme importance and can be quite useful in letting us know family of adrenal steroid hormones start to decline since the of the presence of inflammation, they do not tell us exactly raw materials needed to maintain a high cortisol start to be where the inflammation comes from and certainly not how shunted away from other important hormones. As a result, to defeat it. blood pressure and cholesterol begin to rise and the repro I divide inflammatory sources in the body into three ductive hormones start to fall, reducing libido and fertility categories: physical, chemical and emotional. Our physiand causing irregular menstrual cycles. Here is the not-so cal sources of inflammation include chronic injuries and subtle first changes that happen as a result of any inflammapains, headaches, postural and gait issues, old unhealed tory reaction. Physical, chemical or emotional, our cortisol sports injuries, repetitive stress (using your smartphone all the rises and our other hormones that control our sensitive and time) and others. Chemical sources are the most abundant: important functions start10:26 to decline. revite_Layout 1 8/2/17 AM PageAs 1 a result, the bal-


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ance or homeostasis of our body deteriorates and our health begins to decline. From a conscious perspective, we barely notice it. Perhaps a few pounds start to accumulate or our doctor recommends the first of several medications to deal with a slight elevation in our vitals or lab findings. Inflammation comes in many flavors, from severe to subtle. Some may feel obvious pain, a digestive discomfort as minor as bloating, or swelling in their legs. What is a fact is that inflammation should be taken very seriously. There are many ways to truly deal with the cause of our individual inflammatory processes. I can say with certainty that medicine is not part of that solution. While it can be helpful or even necessary to control severe symptoms, it will almost never reverse our inflammatory sources. Specific nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine, bodywork and detoxification are some of the ways to help tackle fundamental inflammation. There are answers; there are solutions; there is hope. We can not only take charge of our health and destiny, we can feel great, have abundant energy and happiness. We only need to choose to take control. Source: Dr. David Pollack, of Pollack Wellness Institute (66 Commack Rd., Ste. 204, Commack). For more information, call 631-462-0801 or visit See ad on page 2.

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Pre-Holiday Detox—the Calm Before the Storm


round this time of year, most people report feeling sluggish, overweight, bloated and achy all over. Many are anxious that the holiday hustle and bustle is going to add even more weight, more stress and more pains. The rule of thumb is that during the holiday season, from October to December, the average female will gain approximately 10 pounds of unwanted weight. There are ways to avoid this.  My recommendation is start a detox. Yes, a detox before the holiday season. A preholiday detox will boost the immune system and help you stay healthy during that hectic holiday season. It will also help you come out of the gate strong in the new year. Studies have found that people that participate in detoxes prior to Thanksgiving, Hanukah and Christmas actually gain less weight and have decreased anxiety. Think of a detox as a mini reset button. The reason why we detox is to rid the body of toxins to prevent a process known as oxidative stress, to help rebalance the toxin/antioxidant relationship. You will see noticeable improvements in your energy, your hormones will be more in balance, you will have better digestion, and your adrenals will have a much-needed break. You will also see a reduction Dr. Elyse Tursi in cravings, which will allow you to say “No” more than “Yes” around sweet treats. Do not wait until January rolls around to make the changes you’ve always wanted—start today. Source: Dr. Elyse Tursi, of One Integrative Wellness—a Pollack Wellness Center (100 Manetto Hill Rd., Ste. 307, Plainview). For more information, call 516-299-9313. See ad on page 43.

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We focus on dentistry’s affects not only a specific tooth or area of the mouth but the body as a whole. Through the use of lasers, ozone and computerized dentistry, we hope to improve your dental visits and healing. Biomimetic dentistry is used to restore your teeth in a manner that tries to mimic the mechanical wonder that is a natural tooth. The doctors at Golan Family Dentistry look forward to addressing your dental needs while taking a systemic approach to devise the best customized comprehensive treatment plan to help you achieve dental wellness naturally. In the coming months we will be providing you with valuable information to educate and enhance your dental experience.

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Milk Chocolate Also Benefits Heart Health


igh-cacao dark chocolate contains high levels of flavanol, a compound known for its heart health benefits, but less is known about diluted foods such as milk chocolate candy. Harvard researchers followed 55,502 subjects for 13 years, comparing levels of high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease to lifestyle traits. They found those eating one to three servings of chocolate a month (including milk chocolate) displayed a 10 percent lower risk of irregular heartbeat than those eating an ounce or less a month. Eating one serving per week of chocolate yielded a 17 percent lower risk and two to six servings a week 20 percent, and then leveled off after eating one or more servings per day. “Eating excessive amounts of chocolate is not recommended, because many chocolate products are high in calories from sugar and fat, and could lead to weight gain and other metabolic problems,” advises Elizabeth Mostofsky, author of the study.

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Alcohol Affects Our Heartbeat


erman researchers studied the correlation between cardiac arrhythmia and alcohol consumption by monitoring 3,000 middle-aged volunteers for 16 days during Oktoberfest. Portable electrocardiographs and breathalyzer machines tested for heart activity and breath alcohol concentration. Arrhythmia showed up in 30 percent of the participants, significantly higher than an estimated 4 percent or less among the general population according to an earlier study. An irregular heartbeat often causes discomfort in the short term and possible heart failure and stroke later.

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Why Sell Now Instead of Later?

The Buyers Are Out Now Each year, most homeowners wait until the spring to sell their houses because they believe that they can get a better deal during the normal spring buyer’s market. However, recently released data suggest that a seller’s best deal may be available right now. The concept of “supply and demand” reveals that the best price for an item will be realized when the supply of that item is low and the demand for that item is high. Let’s see how this applies to the current residential real estate market.

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Supply It is no secret that the supply of homes for sale has been far below the number needed for more than a year. A normal market requires six months of housing inventory to meet the demand. The latest report from the National Association of Realtors reveals that there is currently only a 4.2-month supply. Supply is currently very low. Demand A report that was just released tells us that demand is very strong. The most recent Foot Traffic Report (which sheds light on the number of buyers out looking at homes) disclosed that there are more buyers right now than at any other time in the last 12 months. This includes more buyers looking at homes right now than at any time during last year’s spring market. Demand is currently very high. Bottom Line Waiting until the spring to list your house for sale made sense in the past. This year is different. The best deal is probably available right now. Source: Michelle Novak, a licensed associate real estate broker working at Signature Premier Properties, located at 7952 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. To connect with her, call 516-384-7744. See ad on this page.

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When a new listing hits the market, every agent quickly views the property to see if it’s a good fit for their clients. If your home is branded as “overpriced,” reigniting interest may require a drastic price reduction.

7. Appraisal Problems

Even if you do find a buyer willing to pay an inflated price, the fact is that most buyers use some kind of financing to pay for their home purchase. If your home does not appraise for the purchase price, the sale will likely fail.

2. Selling The Competition

Overpricing helps your competition. How? You make their lower prices seem like bargains. Nothing is worse than watching your neighbors put up a sold sign.

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Today’s sophisticated home buyers are well educated about the real estate market. If your home is overpriced, they won’t bother seeing it, let alone make you an offer.

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You Can Get Rid of Herpes From the Desk of Dr. Howard Robins at The Healing Center in New York City…


usan has been finding it hard to find a great guy. Now less they are destroyed by medical ozone therapy! that she finally met one that seems like a man she Herpes simplex is most easily transmitted by direct could get involved with, she has to tell him she has contact with a lesion or the body fluid of an infected indiherpes. She already knows that if she doesn’t tell him right vidual. Oral herpes is easily diagnosed if the patient presaway and he finds out later, he might just disappear, leaving ents with visible sores or ulcers, though a small pink bump her alone and looking again. on the tongue may represent an outbreak as well. Genital Justin has no problem attracting beautiful women, but herpes may be harder to spot, as an outbreak may only be a when he has a herpes outbreak, he knows it will be the deal small pink or brown bump with no other symptoms. breaker. Women are not likely to stay with a man that has it, Once infected, the virus will remain in and he is finally looking to get married and start a family. the body for life, unless you do medical Janet and her husband want to start their ozone therapy to destroy it. family. Her friend at work just gave birth, and her baby was born blind in one eye due to It can be eliminated! a vaginal herpes outbreak during birth. This Treatments with antivirals can reduce outbreaks scared Janet and got her thinking, “What if this and may alleviate the severity of symptomhappens to our baby?” atic episodes but will not get rid of the infec All these scenarios are taking place every tion. Medical ozone (a gas) is the only medicine day. Herpes is probably infecting one out of known to destroy and rid the body of this horDr. Howard Robins three or four people, though government figures rible infection. are about one in six, as most people are not Please don’t believe the commercials on tested or embarrassed to report it. TV saying you can never get rid of it. Though it offers no promises or guarantees, ozone has been used worldwide to Getting infected is very easy! treat infections that normally cannot be fixed, i.e., herpes. No full-blown lesions have to be present, just a small, unMedical ozone is a gas that when it enters the body intravenoticed pink bump on the tongue can transmit the virus. No nously acts like glue to all viruses, bacteria, fungus, yeast, kissing has to take place. The simple act of sharing a taste of mold, toxins and harmful free radicals. It destroys or inactiyour friend’s dinner could transfer the virus. vates them so the body can remove them completely. More than 45,000 physicians in over 50 countries have What exactly is herpes? been using ozone therapy for more than 70 years, and reportHerpes simplex is a viral disease caused by both herpes simedly it can successfully and safely treat conditions and displex virus Type 1 (HSV-1) and Type 2 (HSV-2). Oral herpes, eases such as herpes. So, don’t give up hope and don’t wait! It the visible symptoms of which are often called cold sores is absolutely possible to eliminate herpes from your body. or fever blisters, is an infection of the face or mouth. Oral To learn more about medical ozone therapy, go to herpes is the most common form of infection. Genital herpes or buy a copy of Ozone Therapy: The is the second most common form of herpes. However, both Miracle Medicine, available at, which has HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found both orally and genitally. testimonials on its benefits and effectiveness. Herpes viruses cycle between periods of active disease with blisters containing infectious virus particles, which For more information, call Dr. Howard Robins at 212-581may last two to 21 days and be mildly to severely painful, 0101. Robins is considered the foremost clinical expert on followed by a period of remission. Genital herpes, however, the use of ozone in North America, with more than 24 years is often asymptomatic and can be found inside and outside of clinical practice and 185,000 treatments performed. See of the vagina, as well as on the penis and around the anus. ad on page 55. After the initial infection, the viruses are transported along sensory nerves, where they may reside lifelong—that is un-


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Strengthen Your Wood Energy for a Fulfilling Life


hen Sandra, in her 40s, wakes up in the morning, she feels a little sad and empty. “Another same old day,� she says to herself. As the day goes by her sadness diminishes, however, her feeling of boredom remains. Countless people feel the same as Sandra. They are bored and feel a lack of meaning or purpose in life. According to research, boredom is a widespread phenomenon in modern societies in developed countries, where providing people with more than enough material items and conveniences is commonplace. However, some people still have fulfilling lives in this environment. Apparently, modern societies and environments rich in entitlement do not necessarily spur boredom in everyone. According to Five-Element energy philosophy used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine, profoundly bored individuals are likely to

be low energy people. In particular, their Wood energy is more likely to be at a low level. Wood energy is one of the five natural elements consisting of Fire, Water, Wood, Earth and Metal.

Wood energy in plants consistently guides and supports trees to expand and grow tall. This element in humans enables us to know what we want in life, gain awareness of our life path and feel hopeful and joyful. When individuals lack high levels of Wood energy, they don’t have a clear

vision or goals in their lives. They often believe life is hopeless, and as a result, feel bored, lonely and anxious. Some people are lucky to be born with high Wood energy. Even at a young age, they knew exactly what they wanted in life. Their natural high Wood energy helps them live life with purpose and ultimately achieve higher satisfaction. However, in the absence of luck being granted to us by the birth lottery, we still have ways to elevate our Wood energy levels. For example, mindfulness meditation, yoga and fast-paced walks in the woods may be helpful in enhancing our Wood energy. Dr. Hannah Hershoff, M.D., and Ph.D., recently studied a way to improve Wood energy. She found that meditating with Sara Yo healing jewelry could create a hopeful feeling and reduce boredom. For more information, visit


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New Tech May Relieve Elder Isolation

Approximately a third of those older than 65 and half of elders at least 85 live alone, as do many people with illnesses and mental disorders. All can suffer from feelings of profound loneliness. Emerging virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies provide avenues to alleviate such isolation, instilling contentment, peace of mind, enrichment, fun, a sense of companionship and contributing to physical and mental health. Instead of passively watching TV, seniors can travel virtually to World Heritage sites, revisit old haunts or even attend family events they would otherwise miss. In terms of benefits attained, VR is predicted to measurably improve seniors’ quality of life. Healthcare applications of AI and telemedicine include reminders to eat, be active or take medications, perhaps assisted by a robotic companion that can share information with practitioners, children, caregivers and emergency personnel. Social applications include helping to form and maintain social connections. It may also serve as a personal concierge by reminding seniors of appointments, playing games with them and initiating dialogue to spark outward engagement.

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Microplastic Mess Threatens World Oceans Scientists from the University of Hull and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have published research in the journal Science of the Total Environment showing levels of microplastics are five times higher in the Antarctic than previous estimates. Co-author Dr. Claire Waluda, a BAS biologist, says, “We have monitored the presence of large plastic items in Antarctica for more than 30 years. While we know that bigger pieces can be ingested by seabirds or cause entanglements in seals, the effects of microplastics on marine animals in the Southern Ocean are as yet unknown.” The tiny beads of plastic come from cosmetics or are shreddings from larger plastic items like clothing or bottles. According to United Nations sources, they may number as many as 51 trillion particles across the seafloor, throughout the oceans and on beaches worldwide. They are considered a serious threat to marine life in general. More international monitoring of the situation is needed, including a requirement for all polar research stations to provide waste treatment options. For more information, see


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Chimps, orangutans and bonobo apes are now known to be capable of understanding what others are thinking and recognize human thoughts, an ability once thought to be impossible. A team led by Christopher Krupenye, of Duke University, had apes take part in a visual experiment where they watched videos on a monitor while their gaze was being tracked. They discovered an anticipation of events that went beyond the visual cues presented. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has determined that zebrafish are social animals, similar to humans and other mammals—they form friendships, experience positive emotions and have individual personalities. The group advises people that eat fish or keep them as pets to consider the moral implications. Honey hunters in sub-Saharan Africa have a unique form of communication with honeyguide birds that fly ahead to point out beehives which the hunters raid, leaving wax for the birds to eat. A study in the journal Science reports that they listen for a specific call made by their human collaborators. Dr. Claire Spottiswoode, of the University of Cambridge, in England, and University of Cape Town, in South Africa, observes, “It seems to be a two-way conversation between our own species and a wild animal.”

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Gifts That Inspire Gratitude Tree Notes

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~Melody Beattie Make holidays, gift giving, and every day more meaningful with Gratitude Tree Notes! It’s never too early to teach your kids about being grateful in this crazy world. So grab the family and turn your Christmas tree, holiday place settings and everyday centerpieces into a celebration of all that you are grateful for! Here are some great ways they can be used: • At a Thanksgiving feast • As a thoughtful hostess gift • By starting a gratitude tradition and hanging them on a tree or any prominent place in your home • As a teacher’s gift • By attaching to any gift for the holiday season Gratitude messages on the front and blank on the back for writing beautiful

reminders of what matters most. Thirty cards in all. For more information, contact Judi Willard, Say Please co-founder, at 516-382-5503 or Judi@, or visit

A Year of Inspired Living: Essays and Exercises for Self-Reflection

Ignore those that say life doesn’t come with a manual. Kelly McGrath Martinsen has exactly the guide you need to make life richer and more insightful with her new book, A Year of Inspired Living: Essays and Exercises for Self-Reflection. This is the handbook for anyone that wants to embrace a better life. Through entertaining anecdotes and guided journal pages, A Year of Inspired Living helps the reader create their very own personalized self-help book. Martinsen, who is the publisher of Natural Awakenings Long Island magazine, has designed exercises for each month that include room for reflections, lists to seize the most from life, and culminate in writing your very own

“publisher’s letter,” just as she does in her magazine. The letter provides space to reflect on that month’s personal inspiration. By digging deep and really talking about issues from the heart, Martinsen guides readers to contemplate their own feelings, hopes and dreams. The interactive book also includes a hashtag (#AYOIL) so that readers can share their insights and experiences, giving solitary readers the group support they need to make lasting change for their best year ever. Health Communications, Inc.; December 5, 2017. $12.95; 202 pages; ISBN: 978-0-7573-2009-5. Be sure to stop by Barnes & Noble, on Old Country Road, in Carle Place, on Saturday, December 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. for Kelly Martinsen’s book signing event. For more information or to reserve your copy for the event, call 516-741-9850. See ad on page 47.




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Just Do It – The Nike slogan has never been more appropriate. We all have something we’ve thought about doing or trying. Whether traveling to a new location, trying a different sport, joining a new-to-us group or club, or making more friends, don’t put it off— just do it.

Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and happiness in a large group of American adults, they found that the more people volunteered, the happier they were. Journal – People often journal as a way to reflect upon their lives. This can be helpfully revealing, but rather than looking back, look forward, using a journal as a blueprint to manifest the most inspired year yet. Write out plans and dreams with the steps needed to achieve them.

Defeat allodoxaphobia – It’s the fear of others’ negative opinions. Everyone suffers from this to some extent, and it can hinder us from living our best life. Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt remarked, “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”

Gratitude – This is the big one. One way to be and stay inspired is by starting off each day in a state of gratitude. Every morning before getting out of bed, think of at least three things to be grateful for. By doing this, we recognize the blessings we have and greet the day in a positive frame of mind. It’s a perfect way to end each day, too. When someone routinely inquires, “How are you?” answer, “I am grateful.” Our time on Earth is not infinite. With only so many days promised, let’s vow to live them inspired.

Volunteer – A common excuse for not volunteering is, “I don’t have the time.” Next year, make the time. When researchers at the London School of

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Dr. Robert Morrison Chiropractor to the Cast of Broadway’s Hamilton


As D.C. for the cast of Hamilton, what do you find Broadway actors need most? The performers I work with take their health very seriously and are in excellent physical shape. It’s my job to help them stay that way. I do so by ensuring that their spine, extremities and muscles are in alignment. This is how we prevent injury and optimize flexibility, symmetry of movement, and balance.

n addition to being the official chiropractor for the Broadway actors in the hit musical Hamilton, Dr. Robert Morrison has his own practice in midtown New York City. A native New Yorker, Morrison has also lived and worked in Italy for 12 years. Morrison has taught applied kinesiology internationally since 2008, and in 2012, he authored a textbook titled Applied Kinesiology Manual Muscle Testing, a Practical Guide ( Natural Awakenings Long Island sat down with Morrison to find out what it takes to keep Broadway actors in optimal health.

What do you think is the hardest part about being on Broadway?

First, let’s understand a little about applied kinesiology, which is the technique that you utilize.

Indeed, it is inspiring to help people who bring beauty and joy into the world. Before I began my collaboration with Hamilton, I was required to see the show in order to comprehend the physical movements of the performers. To date, I have only seen the entire show once, but I observe rehearsals on a regular basis. I am planning on seeing the show again soon for pleasure rather than with a clinical eye.

I combine standard chiropractic with applied kinesiology, a technique which addresses all three sides of the triangle of health: structural, chemical, emotional. As such, my scope of practice includes pain anywhere in the body, as well as digestive issues, skin problems, sleep issues, poor memory, chronic fatigue,

Keeping a balance between work, rest and “life happens” is a challenge for everybody. For Broadway performers, keeping a balance is imperative because, like professional athletes, they rely on their bodies to deliver night after night.

It must be exciting to work with the cast of such a hit show. How many times have you seen Hamilton?

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Sing While We Work Nothing makes meal preparation tasks go faster than crooning along to our favorite carols. Turn up Susan Boyle’s O Holy Night and soon your lungs will be full of air, your heart filled with sentiment, and the turkey stuffed with seasonal goodness will be ready to go into the oven.


Express Feelings in a Healthy Way Family gatherings can sometimes test our boundaries and patience. Avoid repressing feelings by finding a way to speak a personal truth in the moment, in a calm and healthy fashion. It’s better than returning home stewing about what we wish we could or should have said.

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How to Really Enjoy the Season by Dianne Bischoff James


eelings of comfort and joy can seem elusive when the holiday to-do list looms or runs amok. The season can seem more like an endless burden than a parade of cheerful events and glad tidings. Amidst celebratory chaos, these simple rules will help restore inner peace and create greater happiness.


Eschew Perfection Guests are much more interested in filling their stomachs with great food than judging the scuff marks and wall dings. The perfection of the season is found in the special moments when families and friends sit down together.


Pay Attention to the Smiles The approaching holidays encourage more shared smiles, kind words and thoughtful gestures. While out and about, look for the grins and well wishes. Hold the door open for others and offer a friendly greeting to store clerks. We’ll find ourselves smiling even more, because thoughtfulness is contagious.


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rience a moment of stillness. Inner quiet allows the mind to relax and reinvest energy in the body, so we can return to holiday activities with renewed zest.

Assign Roles to Household Helpers The holiday load is lighter when everyone pitches in. Assign specific roles to household members with clear responsibilities, from taking out the garbage to setting the table and washing up.


Leave Some Tasks for Later It’s unrealistic to think the house has to be in perfect order after festive gatherings. After guests leave, put the leftovers in the fridge and watch a movie. Cleanup will feel easier and faster after a good night’s rest.





Give Each Person a Special Gift Think of something thoughtful that both the giver and receiver enjoy doing together and write a promissory note for the shared experience, such as a free backrub, a day spent downtown, a personal manicure or a movie the other person wants to see.

Take Advantage of Extended Shopping Hours To avoid crowds and lines, schedule a late-night power-shopping trip. This is the easiest way to manage a department store visit with sanity, have easy access to the shelves and get immediate service.


Take a Holiday Binge Day Designate a day with no limits and no self-judgment. For anyone that mentally monitors their calories or sweets, claim a binge day out loud with permission for total holiday munching freedom. The next day, we can reinstate discipline.

Express Gratitude at the Table Loving feelings can never be expressed enough, so use the holiday as an opportunity to tell others how important they are to you. Create a heartfelt moment at the table by sharing at least one thing that you’re truly grateful for, and ask everyone else to do the same. Go Outside for Fun in Nature Hiking in a nearby forest preserve, skating, sledding or building a snow fort with the kids not only burns energy, but is emotionally exhilarating for the whole family. Pick an outdoor activity, don appropriate togs, and share in the laughter and serenity of a sparkling winter day. Dianne Bischoff James is a life transformation coach, actor, business consultant and author of The Real Brass Ring: Change Your Life Course Now. She specializes in facilitating the midlife reboot and lives in Boston, MA.

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Exploited workers: The people that

harvest our food and make our meals possible endure poverty wages, substandard housing, backbreaking toil, and dangerous pesticide exposures. Meanwhile, the meatpackers and poultry-processing workers that cut up chunks of animals all day long at a dizzying pace (set by industry and enabled by government) are routinely injured and crippled, leading to a lifetime of pain and lost earning power.

Harvesting Profits: The Roots of Our Food Crisis by Christopher D. Cook


very day in America, as we consume whatever food we can access and afford, the system that supplies our sustenance is engaged in its own form of consumption. It feasts on human toil, commodified animals, natural resources, and our own bodies. Food, one of the foundations of life, has become a hub of suffering and struggle. Surveying the landscape of food, we find a long menu of problems, from farm closures to climate change. Corporate-patented genetically modified organisms (GMOs) threaten farmers, food democracy, and biodiversity. Honeybees, life-giving pollinators central to our food supply, are in mass decline from pesticides and other factors. In the United States and worldwide, hunger and malnutrition remain rampant—affecting nearly 1 billion people globally and at least 45 million Americans— even as United Nations data show we have more than enough food to feed everyone on the planet. In short, the whole world is imperiled by our industrialized, profit-driven food system—a system that requires constant growth, maximum profit, and an economy that relies on hidden costs and false cheapness. Today’s harvest of disasters is remarkable for its sheer scope: 


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Public health: The epidemic of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, linked in good part to our sugar-coated, fat-laden diet, annually contributes to hundreds of thousands of deaths and health costs in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Food-borne illnesses, such as the growing salmonella crisis in chicken, sicken 48 million Americans each year, resulting in 3,000 deaths.  Environment: Toxic pesticides and herbicides, roughly 800 million pounds annually, are polluting our waterways, fisheries and air. Globally, industrial agriculture—led by livestock operations, as well as deforestation to produce more crops for feed and fuel—emits stunning quantities of methane, hydrogen sulfide, and other greenhouse gases, making food production one of the foremost contributors to climate upheaval. Vanishing farmers and farmland:  America continues to lose farmers, and farmland, at frightful rates. Some 24 million acres of farmland were gobbled up by development between 1982 and 2010, federal data shows. More than 100,000 U.S. farmers disappeared from the landscape between 2007 and

Mistreated animals: The animals

we eat are subjected to horrific brutality—mass confinement by the tens of thousands in giant warehouses, the ground and air around them filled with toxic fecal matter. Even as “humane slaughter” labels gain popularity, the life and death of the animals we eat remains, as Thomas Hobbes put it, “nasty, brutish and short.” Everywhere on the planet, food is a source of power and conflict, with disparities of surplus and want used as playing cards in a cruelly stacked deck. This power is wielded by states and multinational corporations, aided substantially by international “free trade” regimes, such as NAFTA, the WTO and the TransPacifc Partnership. Yet there is one consistent force underlying our troubles with food. It is the same answer doled out by journalist John Reed when asked to sum up what World War I was about: profits. To transform food and farming into a sustainable and equitable force for life, we must address the corporate-controlled food economy, and its deeper root—capitalism. Christopher D. Cook is an awardwinning investigative journalist and the author of Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis (New Press). His work has appeared in Harper’s, The Economist, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and elsewhere. He will be speaking at The Real Truth About Health Conference, which will be held Feb. 2-11, 2018, at the Long Island Hilton, in Melville ( See ads on pages 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.

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THE GIFTS OF CITRUS Colorful Good Health in Holiday Dishes by Judith Fertig


inter citrus fruits that arrive in a gift basket or show up on sale at the grocer present a welcome bright spot on winter’s darker days. Valencia and blood oranges, limes and Meyer lemons are delicious in their own right, and deserve their place on the breakfast table. Yet there are many other intriguing ways to enjoy them in vinaigrettes, salads, main dishes, baked goods and desserts.

Winter citrus is full of health benefits, just when we need them most: during the busy holiday season. To start, they help bolster our immune system, guarding against colds or helping us recover faster. Their high vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, content is water soluble. According to a comprehensive study by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, a daily intake of 400 milligrams of vitamin C can halve the

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incidence of colds in adults and cut their duration by 14 percent. The flavonoid hesperidin in citrus helps boost “good” HDL cholesterol and lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, report researchers in the Journal of Nutrition. In a new study in Nutritional Neuroscience, hesperidin in citrus also was found to ameliorate brain deterioration found in Alzheimer’s patients. Other studies further show that the grapefruit diet wasn’t wrong; eating half a fresh grapefruit before each meal can help us lose weight. In a study conducted at the Scripps Clinic, in La Jolla, California, and published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers put overweight volunteers on an exercise plan for 12 weeks and asked them to eat either half a fresh grapefruit or drink apple juice and pop a placebo pill before each meal. The grapefruit group dropped an average of three-and-a-half pounds, compared to only one-half pound for the apple group. Limonoids, an antioxidant found in most citrus, may help guard against stomach, lung, breast and skin cancer, according to the U.S. Agricultural Research Service. Animal and human cell studies found that limonoids—especially those in fresh oranges—harbor potential as anticancer compounds. Another study in Nutritional Neuroscience showed that the volatile compound limonene, found in the rind of a lemon, can enhance memory. As nights grow colder and longer, winter citrus “adds a little sunshine to every meal,” says Jamie Schler, author of the recently released cookbook Orange Appeal: Savory & Sweet. Schler grew up in Florida, surrounded by citrus groves between the Atlantic Coast and Indian River. “Winters meant Dad’s workbench in the garage groaning under the weight of brown paper grocery bags filled to bursting with navels, tangerines, grapefruits, Valencias and tangelos,” writes Schler. “I fondly recall trips in the old green station wagon to the groves on chilly weekend mornings where we could pick them ourselves.” Today, Schler and her husband own and operate the boutique Hotel Diderot, in Chinon, France, where life’s a feast—especially during citrus season. Judith Fertig writes cookbooks and foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (

Zesty Citrus Holiday Recipes

1 tsp ground thyme 1 tsp ground basil 2 tsp sea salt ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 medium carrots, peeled and grated 1 large egg and 1 large egg white ¼ cup Italian Parmesan cheese, grated ½ cup Italian flat-leaf parsley, small chop 1 lb hormone-free ground turkey breast (can do a combo of half white meat and half dark)

drizzle of honey. Chill the oranges for at least 1 hour or longer in the refrigerator before serving. When ready to serve, sprinkle the pomegranate seeds, pistachios and mint leaves evenly over the top. photo by Ilva Beretta

Meyer Lemon Chia Seed Bowl with Tangerines

Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Yields: 2 servings for breakfast, or as a snack or dessert

Moroccan Spiced Orange Slices with Orange Blossom Water

¼ heaping cup chia seeds 1½ cups dairy or non-dairy milk 2 Tbsp maple syrup, or to taste 1 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice (or other citrus juice) Pinch of sea salt ½ tsp lemon zest Fresh tangerine segments for garnish

In a large bowl, whisk the egg and egg white. Add the carrots, cheese, rice, parsley and blend very well to combine. Add the turkey and blend well. Don’t overmix. photo by Stephen Blancett

Orange blossom or orange flower water is available at better grocery stores, kitchen shops, Middle Eastern markets or online. Yields: 4 to 5 servings 5 medium to large navel or large blood oranges 3 Tbsp orange blossom water 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 Tbsp honey or date sugar ½ pomegranate, seeded 1½ to 2 Tbsp coarsely chopped unsalted pistachios 8 to 10 mint leaves, chopped or torn, for garnish Peel the oranges and cut away all of the white pith and outer membrane. Slice each orange across the core into ¼-inch slices, six per orange, reserving any juice that runs off. Push out and discard any spongy white core. Fan the slices in concentric circles, slightly overlapping the fruit, on a large round serving platter. Drizzle the orange blossom water and any reserved runoff juice over the fruit. Using a fine sieve, lightly and evenly dust with cinnamon and a generous

Sauté the onion in 1 Tbsp olive oil until soft and golden. Make a well in middle and add 1 Tbsp oil and add garlic in center. Wait 1 minute until getting crisp. Then stir to blend. Add the spices, salt and pepper. Then stir, and cook 1 minute more.

Using a very full tablespoon or small scooper, drop balls on parchment paper. Then roll each with your hand to get a uniform meatball. I keep a small bowl of water next to the baking sheet and dip my fingers in it before rolling (you can dip in oil). Bake 15 minutes. Then carefully turn for 10 minutes, or until a bit crispy. Then cool.

In a bowl, stir together the chia seeds, milk, maple syrup, Meyer lemon juice, salt and lemon zest. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. To serve, spoon the chia seed mixture into bowls and garnish with tangerine segments.

Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs

Yields: 23 small meatballs 2 cups cooked short brown rice 1 medium onion, small chop (about 1 cup) 4-5 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp ground oregano

Directions for making brown rice: 1 cup rice to 2 cups water. Bring rice to a rolling boil, then lower. Simmer for 40 minutes. 1 cup will yield more than you need in this recipe, so save the rest for soup, veggie burgers, morning eggs, or even in your tossed salad. Note: To “veganize” your recipe, use a vegan-style grated cheese. For the eggs, whisk together 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal with 3 Tbsp warm water. Place in fridge for 1 minute to thicken. Then use in this recipe instead of the eggs. This works great in other recipes too! Courtesy of Chef Kathryn Bari-Petritis. Bari-Petritis is the author of Health Transforming Foods, Their Stories and Recipes. Connect with her at


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Not All Vegan or Plant-Based Diets Are Equally Healthy by Hena Patel, M.D., and Kim Allan Williams Sr., M.D.


ove over low-fat diets. More and more experts are recommending plant-based diets to reduce the risk of heart disease and other chronic conditions such as diabetes and cancer. But are all plant-based diets equally beneficial? And must they be all-or-none eating strategies, or is there a role for a semi-vegetarian or “flexitarian” approach? The term plant-based diet often conjures up images of vegetarian or vegan fare. But it really means a diet that emphasizes foods from plants— vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, and the like—not one that necessarily excludes non-plant foods. The results of studies on the health effects of plant-based diets have varied widely, largely due to how these diets were defined. Some focused on vegetarian or vegan eating habits, while others included some foods from animals. Notably, these studies tended to treat all plant foods equally, even though eating certain foods from plants, such as refined grains and sugar-sweetened beverages, is associated with a higher risk of developing diabetes or having a heart attack or stroke, while eating whole grains and 36

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produce are associated with lower risks. That’s why we were so interested to see the results of a recently published study performed by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Led by Ambika Satija, the team catalogued the diets of nearly 210,000 nurses and other health professionals based on their answers to food frequency questionnaires every two years for an average of 23 years. From these data, the researchers defined three versions of a plant-based diet: an overall plant-based diet that emphasizes the consumption of all plant foods and reduced the intake of animal foods; a healthful plant-based diet that emphasizes the intake of healthy whole grains, fruits and vegetables; and an unhealthful plant-based diet that emphasizes the intake of less-healthy plant foods, such as refined grains. In addition to detailing their food choices, the study participants also recorded other lifestyle choices, health behaviors, and their medical histories. Over the course of the study, 8,631 participants developed coronary heart disease, which the researchers defined as a nonfatal heart attack or dying of heart disease. Those that followed an

overall plant-based diet were slightly less likely (an 8 percent reduction) to have developed coronary heart disease than those that didn’t. But here’s where things get interesting. Those that followed a healthful plant-based diet had a substantial 25 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease, while those that followed an unhealthful plant-based diet had a substantial 32 percent increased risk. This study is certainly not the last word on the subject. As an observational study, it can’t prove cause and effect like a randomized trial can. And the diet data came from self-reports, which aren’t always accurate at measuring an individual’s diet. However, these diet assessments were validated against multiple-week diet records and biomarkers. Overall, this work adds to the substantial evidence that a predominately plant-based diet reduces the risk of developing heart disease. It has two important take-home messages. One is that a plant-based diet is good for long-term health. The other is that not all plant-based diets are equally healthy. The kind that deserves to be highlighted in dietary recommendations is rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and unsaturated fats, and contains minimal animal protein, refined carbohydrates, and harmful saturated and trans fats. In practice, this translates into eating mostly vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and soy products in their natural forms; sufficient “good fats,” such as those in fish or flaxseeds, nuts, and other seeds; very few simple and refined carbohydrates; and little or no red meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy. It also means choosing quality over quantity. For anyone following a traditional American diet, heavy on the meat, it’s easier to make a change by starting with small dietary tweaks instead of embracing a precipitous shift to a vegetarian or vegan diet. Try the elimination game: Cut out red meat from your diet, then, after a couple weeks, eliminate other types of meat; and then do the same with dairy foods and eggs. Or try the Meatless Monday approach—don’t eat meat on Monday—then gradually add more meatless days each week. No matter what approach you take to cut-

ting out foods, try to add one or more new plant-based recipes to your cooking repertoire every week. What you stand to gain is so much more than what you would give up. Hena Patel, M.D., is a cardiology fellow and Kim Allan Williams Sr., M.D., is chief of the division of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Williams will be speaking at The Real Truth About Health Conference, which will be held Feb. 2-11, 2018, at the Long Island Hilton, in Melville ( See ads on pages 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.

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CHAMPIONING HOLISTIC ATHLETES The New Face of Sports Medicine by Marlaina Donato

From college athletics to Olympic training, sports medicine has a new, holistic face.


oaches and athletes nationwide are attributing quicker recovery time, less inflammation and better focus to a whole body approach to health care. A nutrient-dense diet tailored to individual needs is at the heart of overall fitness. Like Venus Williams and Tom Brady, tennis and football superstars who prefer raw vegan and organic whole foods, respectively, many of today’s outstanding athletes choose to eat clean and incorporate mind-body practices.

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Paralympic snowboard cross racer gold medalist, world champion and International Ski Federation para Nordic World Cup gold medalist Evan Strong, of Nevada City, California, was raised on an organic farm in Hawaii and continues to adopt many holistic practices. “I have a superfood smoothie every day. Liquid food helps me feel lighter and I have more usable energy for training,” says Strong. His regimen also includes organic produce, sprouted grains, occasional raw goat milk products, homeopathic formulas and wildcrafted medicinal herbs. 38

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Strong credits achieving his personal best to a healthy lifestyle and recovery from an automobile accident that led to amputation of his lower left leg as a teen. “After the accident, my family and I opened a raw vegetarian restaurant. We produced as many cultured foods as possible—sauerkraut, kombucha and kefir. Improving my gut health gave me the biggest strides in healing. Yoga and meditation also contributed. It all saved me.” Six-time Ironman triathlete, U.S. Senior Olympic gold medalist and marathoner Ruth Heidrich, Ph.D., of Honolulu, attributes surviving stage IV breast cancer primarily to her low-fat vegan diet. Already an avid runner and nutritionally conscious, Heidrich was shocked to hear the diagnosis. “I was 47 years old when I was told the results of the biopsy. I thought I was going to die because of the symptoms I was experiencing,” recalls the 82-year-old, who not only beat multiple malignancies without chemotherapy or radiation, but was the first cancer patient to complete an Ironman Triathlon. This “Ironlady’s” holistic approach in-

cludes a whole food, 100 percent plantbased diet, featuring oats, quinoa and brown rice. “When we give our body its proper fuel, it will function at its optimal level,” remarks Heidrich, who has dedicated her life to re-educating others about diet and investing in her ongoing athletic achievements.

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Maintaining good habits while traveling can be challenging. Strong adds healthy salts to structure his drinking water and brings along superfoods such as green vegetable powders to use when he can’t access organic produce. To optimize his air quality while away from home, Strong uses a personalized air purifier that creates ozone. San Francisco-based, three-time Olympic swimming gold medalist and world champion Natalie Coughlin remains dedicated to better diet choices without deprivation. “When I travel, I always bring my own snacks. I like dark chocolate-covered almonds, a natural sweet that also supplies protein and fiber. To stay hydrated, I drink herbal teas, especially mint,” says Coughlin, who also incorporates a tart green smoothie every morning with kale, parsley, collards, celery, citrus and frozen pineapple. At home, “I like to be informed about where my meat comes from and how the conditions are for the animal. If I roast a chicken, I will use every part, including the bones, to make a stock,” she says. Her holistic approach includes a consistent yoga regimen, meditation and application of essential oils.

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Apply Gardening Tips Containers ease gardening, especially for tomatoes. Hanover repurposes plastic cat litter buckets. “They’re sturdy and hold up in cold weather,” she says. “Alpaca poop fertilizer supplied by a neighbor doesn’t smell and plants thrive.” Ocala, Florida, reiki master and teacher Debi Goldben employs nature’s bounty at home. “Downspouts collect rainwater for the garden, and it’s much better than chemically treated city water,” she says. Some municipalities, including in Colorado, regulate rainwater collection, mandating the size and number of barrels per property “for outdoor use only”.

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se it up, wear it out, make do or do without,” was the motto of past generations. Today, it’s recycle, repurpose and reinvent. Nostalgia is making a comeback. It’s tempting to revert to successful old-fashioned ways; it’s even better to update the how-to of natural eco-living.

Preserve Food “There are tradeoffs between convenience and environmental impact,” says Kathleen Hanover, executive creative director at Imagine That Creative Marketing Services, in Dayton, Ohio. “I’d love to freeze all of our family’s produce, but after two power outages, I can veggies, too. Steam canners for jams, jellies, tomatoes and high-acid foods use three inches of water and 10 minutes of energy.” Shel Horowitz, a consultant for Green and Profitable and co-author of Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World, joined a food co-op in the 1970s. Today, it has 9,000 members. “I dehydrate 40

Nasturtium leaves are fermented, seeds and stems pickled and flowers puréed. “I make nasturtium flower coulis, bright orange and spicy, to dollop on freshwater fish,” Russell says. “Stems are minced into grain salads and seeds sprinkled on slabs of beefsteak tomatoes. Leaves, soft from fermentation, wrap around fresh goat cheese, shred into coleslaw or pair with steamed basmati rice.”

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veggies for soup, pasta, stir-fry dishes or as tomato or zucchini chips,” he says. “Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks, celery, kale, hot peppers, tomatillos and fruit were successful; eggplant, cucumbers and rhubarb were not.”

Use It All The Traditional Line menu devised by executive chef Mark Russell, of Great Performances, a sustainability-oriented high-end catering and food service company in New York City, remarks, “Food trends have changed,” noting preserving, freezing, pickling and canning remain sound. He salutes thrifty Depression-era practices. “My grandparents picked dandelion greens to fry in bacon fat,” he says. “A salad with olive oil and fresh tomato is healthier.” Fermented grape leaves can be rolled up into dolmas filled with local grains and feta cheese instead of meat. He also blanches and freezes cauliflower leaves, warmed in butter to serve; he’s then used the whole vegetable.

Anca Gooje, owner of Chid Kala, a natural ingredient lotion maker in Scarborough, Maine, uses colorful patches to repair tears and update the look of her two children’s clothing. She also recompressed their sofa’s inner springs to their original shape by encasing them in fabric. “It was timeconsuming, but only cost a few dollars for fabric,” she relates. “Updating avoided creating more landfill. For a fresh look, I made a new cover.”

Multipurpose a Cook Pot “My mother believed pressure cookers would explode, so I bought an Instant Pot and changed the way I cook,” says Sue Ann Jaffarian, a Los Angeles paralegal and mystery writer. “I have a demanding day job and writing deadlines. I toss in healthy ingredients and have a simple homemade meal, often vegan, in a minute. Soup, stew, risotto, pasta, chili, pudding, brown rice and oatmeal work well. It doesn’t heat up the kitchen, either.”

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The U.S. interstate highway system was designed to keep America safe in case of invasion, but it had dramatic consequences for the way we live today.


Fossil Fuel Dependence by McKay Jenkins, Ph.D.


friend of mine recently said that he found it easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism. I thought about this idea a great deal as I was doing research for my book Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet. The deeper I looked, the more it became clear that many of the serious environmental problems the world currently faces— climate change, soil depletion, chemical pollution, species loss—are intractable not because of a failure of human intelligence but because of a failure of human imagination. Or perhaps, more precisely, a failure of memory. Remember: Our current precipitous ecological decline only began accelerating about 75 years ago, a change driven by World War II. As much as the war tore holes in the heart of Europe and Asia, it also, in its aftermath, hit the rest of the world like a meteor. In the years after the war, the United States decided that the best way to defend itself against future invasion was to build a monumental interstate highway system. This network of wide, highly engineered superhighways—modeled after the German Autobahn and named


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for President Dwight Eisenhower— would allow the free deployment of armored vehicles from Maine to Florida, from Washington to San Diego, and everywhere in between. So far so good. The U.S. has not recently been invaded by land. But in a dramatic example of unintended consequences, the interstate highway system, designed to keep the U.S. safe, has been a root cause of dramatic global political and environmental instability. The interstates—all 47,000 miles of them—have not just been used for troop transport, of course. As larger and larger roadways were constructed, they not only connected major cities but led to an endless series of concentric ring roads around cities. This allowed more and more Americans to move out into the seemingly infinite number of housing developments built in the suburbs. Again, so far so good. This was the American Dream: the big house in the suburbs; the two-car garage; the home full of flat-screen televisions; the whole bit. And the cost? Most obviously, all these roads, and all these cars, made the U.S. a country of commuters, utterly dependent on fossil fuels to drive their vehicles, and to heat and cool their big

houses. But fossil fuels were also turned into everything from cosmetics and wall-to-wall carpeting to baby pajamas and plastic water bottles—all the innumerable consumer products we now can’t imagine giving up. It has become a cliché to remark that Americans make up less than 5 percent of the world’s population yet consume 25 percent of the world’s energy. This is where that number was born. The myriad problems associated with our dependence on fossil fuels (warfare in oil-producing countries; climate change; rising sea levels, ocean acidification, species loss) can all, in large measure, be traced to the explosion of growth that sprouted along the American interstate highway system. There’s more. All those suburban roadways and housing developments also gave rise to a colossal shift in land use known as the Great American Lawn. There are now some 63,000 square miles of turf grass in the U.S., and lawn care has become something of a national obsession. So far so good. But lawns require the cutting of forests, the removal of native plants, and for many people extensive use of lawn chemicals. So the question remains: Is it possible to imagine, or to remember, a time when we didn’t need all of this? All of these lawn chemicals and plastic bottles and monoculture food crops that do little more than make corn chips and fast food burgers? McKay Jenkins, Ph.D., is a professor of English, journalism and environmental humanities at the University of Delaware. He is the author of seven books, including ContamiNation and Poison Spring. A former staff writer for the Atlanta Constitution, he has also written for Outside, Orion, and The New Republic. He will be speaking at The Real Truth About Health Conference, which will be held Feb. 2-11, 2018, at the Long Island Hilton, in Melville ( See ads on pages 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.

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PETS ❤MUSIC Each Species Grooves to Its Own Beat by Sandra Murphy

Horses Hear Up to 33,500 Hz Marlow found that horses prefer rhythmic pieces matching their natural movements. “When a Tennessee walking horse breeder played music during a birth, the foal and mother recovered faster than usual.” After that, “The horses ran to the barn upon hearing the same music.” Sally Morgan, a physical therapist and advanced certified Tellington TTouch practitioner in Northampton, Massachusetts, who has enjoyed freestyle performance riding, says, “I liked to play our songs in the barn. Five CD players can keep horses relaxed most of the day. They don’t like countrywestern music; it’s often sad and in the wrong cadence. Classical music 44

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He could tell by the way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to. ~Laura Adams Armer

Cats Hear Up to 64,000 Hz Marlow credits her cat, Osborn, with inspiring her interest in music for animals. When Osborn was injured, she visited the veterinary hospital and sang to him to keep him calm. Her home state’s Litchfield Veterinary Hospital became her initial testing ground for species-specific music. “We use Pet Acoustics music boxes in the cat ward, recovery rooms and exam rooms,” says Heather Florkowski, a certified technician at the facility. “In

like Bach is calming. When I played Pachelbel’s Canon in D on my flute, my Morgan gelding, Ten Penny Moonshine, listened for hours.”

Rabbits Hear Up to 42,000 Hz “Rescued rabbits like long tones, common in music accompanying yoga or reiki,” Morgan relates. “Long tones hold a chord with layers of notes on top.”

Dogs Hear Up to 45,000 Hz “People hear in stereo, animals in mono,” says Marlow. It’s why dogs tilt their heads left to right—to allow more sound waves into their ears—collecting information from various angles. Sound frequency and intensity keeps an animal alive in nature; they learn to flee in another direction, not analyze. Separation anxiety is often due to a sound the dog doesn’t recognize, Marlow explains. Sound triggers behavior, whether good or bad, as dogs relax or are stressed. Music releases tension from their being

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ust as dogs’ and cats’ noses are more efficient than ours, they also have better hearing, reacting to a broader and higher range of frequencies and vibrations. “We sense our world from where our ears are. Our plane is generally five to six feet high; animals closer to the ground hear things differently,” says Janet Marlow, founder and CEO of Pet Acoustics, in Washington Depot, Connecticut. The internationally renowned musician, composer and sound behaviorist has invented species-specific music based on her 30 years of research. Humans hear up to 23,000 Hertz (Hz), which differs substantially from that of many other creatures ( deafness/HearingRange.html). A Hertz is a standard unit of frequency set at one cycle per second.

ever-vigilant as seen in their posture. To understand what a dog hears, sit or crawl on the floor. Electronic speakers are usually positioned at heights conducive for our ears, not theirs. “For the holidays, my dogs and horses like We Three Kings, The Holly and the Ivy and especially Greensleeves for their baroque roots and repeating patterns,” notes Morgan.

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our experience, stress inhibits the healing process. Like people, animals are anxious when ill and visiting the doctor’s office. Music helps ease their stress. At home, when I move the music box to another room, my dog follows it.” “During a TTouch session, cats are completely relaxed when I play New Age music for them,” says Morgan. “Pick music that fits the cat’s personality. You can tell what they like from their body language; it’s not always what you’d expect.”

Aquarium Fish Hear Up to 3,000 Hz “Fish are frantic animals that must always anticipate their next meal,” says Sam Williamson, a former marine biologist in Edinburgh, Scotland. “When I started playing classical music at feeding time, I noticed my three betas became calmer. A piece by Benjamin Britten, started two minutes before feeding, led to them expect food only when the music played.”

Domesticated Birds Hear Up to 8,500 Hz In the wild, birds are part of a flock. At home, they’re often solitary. “Birds are the most musical and communicative of all animals,” remarks Marlow. “Without companionship, birds can get neurotic and pull their feathers out. Provide a sense of the outdoors by including nature sounds in played music.” “Animals need us to be aware of their hearing,” Marlow advises. “Holistic pet people have addressed improved diet and medical procedures. Understanding how music supports their well-being also enables us to better care for them.”

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 Desiree Rumbaugh Weekend Workshop – Dec 1-3. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-682-9642. More info & to register: Kirtan – 7-9pm. Join Lauren Magarelli and the BeBhakti Band for an uplifting Kirtan to celebrate song, dance, community and life. Yoga Nanda: Garden City, 55 Hilton Ave, Garden City. 516-307-9007. Breathe N Flow Yoga Annual Holiday Shopping Event – 7-9:30pm. We have a wide array of unique, all-natural, hand-made, and yoga-inspired gifts for the whole family, showcasing some of the many talents and interests of our yoga teachers, students and friends. 2882 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside. 516-544-2188.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 Crystals – 7-8:30pm. With Clairvoyant, Tori Quisling. Tune in to the messages from crystals and use them to heal ourselves and gain insight into the future. Make a powerful group mandala using the crystals. $40. 150 Bayview Ave, Port Washington. Register: 516-423-1794 or

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 Maximizing Youthfulness through Meditation – 7pm. With Dr. Matthew Raider. Connetquot Library, 760 Ocean Ave, Bohemia. 631-567-5079.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 The Marshall Tucker Band – 8pm. With special guests: Stolen Rhodes & The Steppin Stones. Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington. More info & tickets: 631-673-7300 or

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 Sound Healing & Meditation with Tibetan Singing Bowls – 7-8pm. With Irene Giarrizzo. The beautiful sounds produced by the Tibetan bowls are healing, release energy blockages from body, mind and spirit. $20. Harmony Yoga & Dance, 3050 Merrick Rd, Wantagh. To register, Mariko: 516-330-8998.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 Intro to Breastfeeding – 11:30am-12:30pm. With Jeanne Dejak, RN, IBCLC. Class to help expecting and new moms build confidence in their natural ability to breastfeed their baby. $25. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626.

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Forrest Yoga: The Practice and Principles – 1-4:30pm. Join lineage-holder, Erica Mather for an afternoon of learning and exploration in this challenging, fun and spirited tradition. Experience a 90-min asana class, and then discuss the principles that run under the surface of the teachings. All levels. $65. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 2882 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside. 516-544-2188.


The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Dec 9 & 10. 1-6pm. With Edwin Bryant. Yoga Nanda: Long Beach, 52 E Park Ave, Long Beach. 516-889-0808.




Childbirth Education Class – 12-4:30pm. With Efi Nunez. Class incorporates numerous methods to educate couples on various topics for labor preparation. $160/couple. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626.

The Broken Crowns Tour featuring Matisyahu – 8pm. With special guest: Orphan. Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington. More info & tickets: 631-673-7300 or

Send Me An Angel Workshop – 1:30-4:30pm. Workshop will be a healing time of spiritual alignment as we place our hopes, prayers and questions upon angel wings. Presenter: Paul Alexander, LCSW. $35. Cenacle Retreat Center, Ronkonkoma. Info: 631-588-8366 or Ronkonkoma. Partner Yoga Workshop – 3-5pm. With Hannah and Moshe. A beginner’s partner acrobatics workshop. Bring just yourself, or come with a partner. 1.5 hrs of instruction and .5 hr to jam. $25/person, $40/ couple. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 2882 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside. 516-544-2188.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 Symbols in Clairvoyant Reading – 7-8:30pm. With Clairvoyant, Tori Quisling. Explore various symbols and give each other readings. See how quickly you can read someone and give a healing communication. $40. 150 Bayview Ave, Port Washington. Register: 516-423-1794 or

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 Yoga Nidra – 12-1pm. With Sharon Hartman. Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) is the practice of sleeping with awareness. The body is supported by blankets and a bolster, the mind stays awake and aware as you are guided through the practice. $20. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 2882 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside. 516-544-2188.

Psychometry – 7-8:30pm. With Clairvoyant, Tori Quisling. Learn to do a reading for someone by holding an object in our non-dominant hand or by directing our hand chakras to an object at a distance. $40. 150 Bayview Ave, Port Washington. Register: 516-423-1794 or Friday Night Fever with The New York Bee Gees – 8pm. Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington. More info & tickets: 631-673-7300 or

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 6 Find Your Healing Path by Following Your Intuition – 4-7pm. With Michelle Andrea Stewart, Healer. Learn how to connect with that inner voice that knows what you need and how to find it. $40. 110 Hempstead Ave, Lynbrook. More info:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 Start the New Year with Meditation – 6:30pm. The New Year is a time to create a clean slate. Bring joy, peace, positivity and relaxation into your daily life and begin the New Year with a fresh start. With John Bednarik. Includes a little meditation sitting at the end as well as a delicious vegetarian dinner following the program. Free. Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, 79 County Line Rd, Amityville. To register: 631-822-7979, or

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Full Moon Trance Dance – Held every month on or around the full moon. Moving meditation led by Elyce, live jams by Transmorpheous & Outhouse, at beautiful outdoor settings & studios in Nassau & Suffolk. $25. Bring a veggie dish or snack to share. More info:

Vinyasa Flow Yoga – 9am. All levels. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-682-9642.

daily 20-Hr Clairvoyant Training Program: Learn to See – Tori Quisling, M.Ed, Clairvoyant Practitioner, offers a 20-hr weekly course in learning to use clairvoyance in your life. By the end of the course, you will be able to meditate “Find Your Space,” give readings and work with your own Healing Guide. Customized program, begin when ready. Discounts when you join with a friend. $1,575 (when paid in full). NY Center for Clairvoyant Development, 150 Bayview Ave, Port Washington. 516-423-1794. 21-Day Detox – Lose weight, boost energy, destress, learn what you need to know for a life time of healthy cleansing. Includes: 21-day life botanica formula; pH strips; cleanse tool kit & recipes; 3 1-hr detox modules; 3 1-hr stress relief modules. RSVP: 516-676-0200. Info@IntegrativeHealthManhasset. com. 300-Hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training – An ongoing training allowing for open enrollment and flexibility in attaining 300-hr certification and continuing education credits all year long. Open to yoga teachers who have completed their 200hr teacher training at a Yoga Alliance Registered School. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626. Clairvoyant Development Classes – With Tori Quisling, Clairvoyant Practitioner. Learn powerful intuitive tools that completely change their life. Classes include personal training in small groups in meditation, healing and balancing the aura and chakras through work with a personal healing guide and readings. Also learn about dreams, the Akashic Records, mediumship, and an array of metaphysical topics. Classes ongoing. More info: 516-423-1794 or Prenatal Yoga Classes – Designed to offer expecting moms the tools needed to be mentally, spiritually and physically fit during their journeys to motherhood. Breathe N Flow Yoga: 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626. 2882 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside. 516-544-2188. For schedule:

Aerial Yoga Flow – 9:30-10:30am. With Eugene Feis. Explore a variety of asanas, inversions, and deep stretches to increase body awareness, trust, and flexibility with the use of aerial hammocks. Yoga Nanda Long Beach, 52 East Park Ave, Long Beach. 516-889-0808. YogAnalysis – 2-4pm. Workshop at your studio to demonstrate how to use assessments to teach you how to listen to your body. For pricing: 631-440-7007. “Crawlers” (and Pre-Crawlers) – 3-3:45pm. $30/ class, $140/5-wk series. Om Sweet Om Yoga, 12 Irma Ave, Port Washington. 516-944-9642. Register: Yin Yoga – 5:30-6:45pm. Also Mon, 8:15-9:30pm. A series of floor poses held for a longer duration of time in order to lengthen the connective tissues of the body. This helps us maintain a healthy range of motion in our joints and allows for the flow of energy. This practice is a great counter to the more active practices especially for athletes or those working through injuries. Om Sweet Om Yoga, 12 Irma Ave, Port Washington. 516-944-9642.

monday Gentle and Moderate Kripalu Yoga/Stretch/ Strengthening Classes – Mon-Sat. With or without Thai Yoga Assisted Stretching. Intro class $20 or $30 with assisted stretching. Plainview, Port Washington, Roslyn & Great Neck. Carol: 516-242-8270 or Ashtanga Yoga: Mysore – 6-9am. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-682-9642. Theraputic Flow – 9:30-10:45am. With Rita Trieger This curative practice combines yoga therapy techniques with vinyasa flow and restorative poses to help ease stiff or strained muscles and encourage healing on both the physical and emotional plane. Specific attention is paid to easing low back, hips and hamstrings. All levels welcome. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport.


Gentle Yoga for Healthy Aging – 10-11:15am. Also Wed. Stretch and breathe while learning about key muscles involved in the postures and how we can engage them to create a deeper and more stable practice. Using yoga we will maintain strength and flexibility, along with dignity and grace. Om Sweet Om Yoga, 12 Irma Ave, Port Washington. 516-944-9642.

Carol’s Holistic “Show and Tell” and Educational Networking Events – Monthly meetings both day and night in Westbury and Port Washington. Display your products, share your services. Learn how to grow a prosperous practice/business. Get and give referrals. For details, Carol Leitner: 516-242-8270 or

Breathe, Flow and Meditate – 5pm. Also Wed. This open level class is the perfect blend of asana, pranayama and meditation. Be guided through a mini-yoga asana practice designed to provide the physical space needed to sit comfortably during guided meditation practice. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626.


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Breast Cancer Support Group – 6-7:30pm. Women who have had breast cancer will have the opportunity to meet in this group. Free. Adelphi University School of Social Work, Garden City. For info & to register, Erin Nau: 516-877-4314 or the Breast Cancer Hotline, 800-877-8077. Support for Caregivers of People with Breast Cancer – 6-7:30pm. Any person who is experiencing the stress and anxiety of caring for a loved one with breast cancer should attend this group. Free. Adelphi University School of Social Work, Garden City. For info & to register, Erin Nau: 516-877-4314 or the Breast Cancer Hotline, 800-877-8077. Pilates for Beginner – 6:30-7:30pm. Also Tues, 9:15am. A free trial by appointment. Come join the therapeutic-grade of Pilates class. Small group setting so you can get personal attention. Harmony Yoga & Dance, 3050 Merrick Rd, Wantagh. For more details, Mariko: 516-330-8998. Big Kids Yoga – 7:15-8:15pm. Ages 11-14. Promotes physical health, self-confidence, awareness, and mental focus in a safe and lighthearted environment. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626. Free Teleclass: Essential Oils – 7:30pm. 1st Mon. Learn all about how essential oils can support the systems of the body. Different topic each month: athletics, adrenal fatigue, kids, pets, menopause. More info & registration: BestYouCanBeNow@ Tai Chi & Qigong – 7:50-8:50pm. Good for recovery from injury, physical limitation, mind-body connection. Benefits of circulation, strengthen, balance and stress reduction. Harmony Yoga & Dance, 3050 Merrick Rd, Wantagh. For more details, Mariko:  516-330-8998. Yin Yoga – 8:15-9:30pm. See Sun listing. Om Sweet Om Yoga, 12 Irma Ave, Port Washington. 516-944-9642.

tuesday Vinyasa Flow – 9:30am. Basics. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-682-9642. Yin Yoga – 9:30am. A practice in which asanas (poses) are held for extended periods to increase flexibility and juice up the joints and ligaments, releasing energetic blockages that may be holding you back in your yoga practice. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626. YogiBaby – 11am. For mom and baby (newborn to active crawler). Regain strength and tone while bonding with your baby. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-682-9642. Baby & Me (Infants & Crawlers) – 11am-12pm. 6-wk series. Mommies and/or daddies practice with their babies, as well as on their own, using yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques in a nurturing environment. We explore being fully present with each and every moment. $108/series (1 make-up class per 6-wk series); $20/drop-in. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. Registration required: 516-632-9626.

Journey to Serenity – 4:15pm. Music, art, writing, guided meditation and tea. For more info: 516-655-0573 or Prenatal Yoga – 6pm. Designed to bring together a community of expecting mothers to share in the benefits of a specialized yoga practice. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626. Young Women’s Breast Cancer Support Group: Under 40 – 6-7:30pm. Support group focuses on the unique needs and concerns of women under 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Free. Adelphi University School of Social Work, Garden City. For info & to register, Erin Nau: 516-877-4314 or the Breast Cancer Hotline, 800-877-8077. Aerial Silks 101 – 7:30-8:30pm. With Marie Duca. Small classes and step-by-step instruction introduce the basics of aerial yoga: connecting to the core, getting a balanced stretch and having fun. Yoga Nanda Long Beach, 52 East Park Ave, Long Beach. 516-889-0808.



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wednesday Ananda Sweat – 10-11:15am. With Agustin McCarthy. Vinyasa class that uses a creative and dynamic approach to asana to open the body, build heat and sweat. Yoga Nanda Garden City, 55 Hilton Ave, Garden City. 516-307-9007.  Gentle Yoga for Healthy Aging – 10-11:15am. See Mon listing. Om Sweet Om Yoga, 12 Irma Ave, Port Washington. 516-944-9642. Knit and Chat: Breast Cancer Survivors – 11:30am-1pm. Last Wed. Spend time working on a project while chatting with other breast cancer survivors. Bring your knitting or crochet project or make a scarf to donate to someone currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Free. Adelphi University School of Social Work, Garden City. For info & to register, Erin Nau: 516-877-4314 or the Breast Cancer Hotline, 800-877-8077. Chair Yoga – 12pm. Adapts yoga positions through creative use of a chair. Most of the class is done seated in a chair or using it as support. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-682-9642. Breathe, Flow and Meditate – 5pm. See Mon listing. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626. Theater for Life – 6pm, teens; 7:15pm, adults. A therapeutic group, an experience in dramatic storytelling in supportive community. For more info: 516-655-0573 or Clairvoyant Development Series: Level 1 – 6:308pm. Tori Quisling, M.Ed, graduate of the Berkeley Psychic Institute and featured expert in the New York Daily News, will train on using own psychic abilities (clairvoyance, clairaudience). By the end of 8 wks, students will meditate, have awareness of psychic abilities and perform a reading. Workbook/CD. Customized programs also available. $125/class; $975/8wk course. NY Center for Clairvoyant Development, 150 Bayview Ave, Port Washington. 516-423-1794.

WORKSPACE SHARE (Lynbrook) - Wellness Suite: calming, cozy, clean, great energy. Individual, group and bodywork space available. All current co-tenants are positive and earnest individuals AKA pleasant to be around.  Self-employed wellness workers, holistic and likeminded healers please contact 917-774-0456. 

HEALTH CARE/WELLNESS PROFESSIONALS SPACE AVAILABLE for rent on hourly basis in Rockville Centre. Holistic environment perfect for practitioners, massages, acupuncture, nutritional counseling or life coach. Front desk support included. Space for small classes. 516-203-7442. SPACE AVAILABLE For rent on hourly basis in North western Nassau. For holistic practitioners of all types. Space for small classes. 516-242-8270.

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SERVICES COMTEMPORARY FAMILY CARE since 1985. Provides trained nannies, baby nurses, companions/ aides, kosher housekeepers/cleaners, helpers for all of your occasions, Weekend relief helpers too. Mitzie, 718-949-9233. LEARN ABOUT YOUR OWN PSYCHIC ABILITIES – Tori Quisling, with over 20 years experience, can teach you to use your own intuitive abilities to heal yourself and communicate with others. By the end of the course, students can meditate, work with healing guides and perform a psychic reading. Group and custom classes offered. Please see or call 516-423-1794.

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Prenatal Yoga – 7:15pm. Designed to bring together a community of expecting mothers to share in the benefits of a specialized yoga practice. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626.

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Radiance Sutras Meditation – 7:15-7:45am. With Elyce Neuhauser. A meditation practice based on Lorin Roche’s The Radiance Sutras, a poetic translation of an ancient yogic text offering 112 living meditation practices. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-682-9642. Power Hour Flow – 9:15-10:15am. With Renata Langner. Open level vinyasa class focusing on detoxing and opening the body, mind, and spirit in one sweaty, fun-filled hour. Prior yoga experience recommended. Yoga Nanda Garden City, 55 Hilton Ave, Garden City. 516-307-9007. Vinyasa Flow: Level 1/Basics – 6pm. All levels. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-682-9642. Teen Grief Support Group – 7pm. 2nd Thurs. With Jennifer Plunkett. For teens, ages 13-17, dealing with the loss of someone close to them. First time attendees must first speak with Jennifer prior to their first group. A social media component between monthly meetings will be part of the program. Free. COPE House, Field 6A, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. 516-484-4993. Support Group for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer Disease – 7-8pm. 1st & 3rd Thurs. Meet with other women who are surviving metastatic breast cancer. Free. Adelphi University School of Social Work, Garden City. For info & to register, Erin Nau: 516-877-4314 or the Breast Cancer Hotline, 800-877-8077. Holistic Moms Network – 7:30pm. 1st Thurs. Join us for our monthly meeting to connect on natural living and mindful parenting. Nassau County, LI North Shore Chapter. Oyster Bay Community Center. More info: 516-674-4114 or NorthShorelihmn@

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Meditation/Restorative Yoga – 7:30pm. Guided meditation and restorative asana for all levels; various meditation techniques taught and reviewed. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-682-9642. Gentle Yoga & Meditation for Stress Relief – 7:308:45pm. Come to relax and relief your stress. Gentle stretch and yoga pose with flow the energy, peace and calm for meditation. Harmony Yoga & Dance, 3050 Merrick Rd, Wantagh. For more details, Mariko: 516-330-8998.

friday Gentle/Restorative Yoga – 9:30am. Gentle asana and restorative postures supported by props allow gravity and flow of breath to release the body and encourage deep relaxation. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-682-9642. Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Support Group – 10-11:30am. When a person first hears they are diagnosed with breast cancer they have a million questions, fears, and are looking for support. Free. Adelphi University School of Social Work, Garden City. For info & to register, Erin Nau: 516-877-4314 or the Breast Cancer Hotline, 800-877-8077. Spring Buddhaful Baby & Me – 12-12:45pm. Ages 5 wks-crawling. $30/class, $110/4-wk series. Om Sweet Om Yoga, 12 Irma Ave, Port Washington. 516-944-9642. Register: Community Yoga: Donation-Based – 4-5pm. A vinyasa flow class that will stretch the body and clear the mind. All donations collected each month go to supporting the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation & Flying Frogs Yoga. Donate what you can. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626. Prenatal Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. Designed to bring together a community of expecting mothers to share in the benefits of a specialized yoga practice. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626.

saturday Pre-Natal Yoga – 9am. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-682-9642. Yin Yoga – 9-10:15am. A practice in which asanas (poses) are held for extended periods to increase flexibility and juice up the joints and ligaments, releasing energetic blockages that may be holding you back in your yoga practice. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626. Family Yoga – 1pm. Children and family members do yoga together. It is fun mind, body development, bonding together. Harmony Yoga & Dance, 3050 Merrick Rd, Wantagh. For more details, Mariko: 516-330-8998.

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Dr. Gina Marino • Wantagh 516-221-3500 • Dr. Marino utilizes a combination of gentle chiropractic spinal adjustments, Reiki and bodywork to reduce pain, lessen the effects of stress on your system, restore flexibility and ensure optimum vitality. See ad on page 20.


Locations in Smithtown and Garden City 516-640-5322 • Private, safe, comfortable. Lose weight, gain energy, improve skin and sleep, and help reduce the risk of disease. Spa-like atmosphere. Feel completely relaxed. Pre-Post cleanse nutrients provided. See ad on page 27.


Steven M. Rachlin, MD, PC 927 Willis Ave, Albertson, NY 11507 (30 mins from Manhattan) 516-873-7773

Dr. Steven M. Rachlin is a recognized pioneer in alternative and integrative medicine and has been practicing in New York City and Long Island for over 30 years. In his state-of-the-art facility he offers the best of holistic and traditional medicine. He treats cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, hormone imbalances, low testosterone, diabetes, weight loss, hypertension, chronic fatigue, thyroid imbalances, fibromyalgia, food and inhalant allergies, celiac and heavy metal toxicity. Some of his treatments include, IV Vitamin Therapy, Chelation Therapy, complete blood work evaluations, immunotherapy and nutritional counseling. See ad on page 17.

POLLACK WELLNESS INSTITUTE 66 Commack Rd, Commack NY 631-462-0801 Pollack

Dr. David L Pollack specializes in functional nutrition which is the science of helping repair and restore the body naturally without the use of drugs and surgery. Many of his clients were frustrated with their past health care; conventional or holistic. Most seek help with their thyroid, weight loss, digestive disorders, hormone imbalances including infertility, menstrual & Low T. We accept those with or without diagnosis, complex and simple disorders. Most insurance policies accepted for many services. See ad on inside front cover.


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A Place for Dental Wellness Jonathan Richter DDS, FAGD Specializing in Periodontics and Implantology Periodontal Prosthesis and Fixed Prosthodontics 310 E Shore Rd, Great Neck 516-282-0310 We welcome you to come in for a comprehensive exam of teeth, gums, early detection, and oral health problems. We offer the following services: holistic dental care, mercury-free dentistry, TMJ disorder and treatment, treatment for sleep disorders, Invisalign and orthodontics, dental implant, sleep apnea. Payment plans available. See ad on back cover.


444 Community Dr, Ste 204, Manhasset 516-627-8400 • A practice that cares for you like family. The philosophy of our dental wellness center is a wholebody approach working closely with your healthcare practitioners that you already have a relationship with. The practice incorporates the teaching of Huggins, IOAMT, and much more. See ad on page 13.


Your wholesale and retail resource for Young Living Essential Oils. Free workshops, trainings, and support in use and application of pure therapeuticgrade EOs. Opportunity to grow your own distributorship if desired. Your guide to vibrant health, emotional freedom, abundant living. See ad on page 10.


516-817-8781 Feng Shui is a combination of knowledge, experience, and insight gathered over thousands of years to promote balance and prosperity. Anahid Naldjian is a certified practitioner and is available for residential or business consultations. Free 15-minute consultation with ad.

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Diane is an Ordained Interfaith Minister, Certified in Past Life Regression by Dr. Brian Weiss, MD and the Weiss Institute and is also a Certified Hypnotist.  Diane offers spiritually based work which combines a variety of healing modalities to offer personalized plans for healing, support, personal growth and transformation. Divine Directions’s mission is  to bless your body, mind & heart with deep peace, ease and comfort; to create safe spaces for you to heal and release stress and old patterns that keep you stuck in suffering; and to inspire you to embrace your full potential as a wondrous being of light and beauty. See ad on page 11.


Healer, Spiritual Counselor Lynbrook, NY 516-665-3351 Clairvoyant and clairaudient Healer, Michelle channels powerful healing energy while providing clear insight for your path to wellness. Free phone consultations for new clients. See ad on page 27.



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560 Northern Blvd, Ste 109, Great Neck 516-676-0200 Specializing in detoxification and preventative health care. We are fully present in your visit so you feel safe, appreciated and heard. See ad on page 29.

516-423-1794 • Tori Quisling, MEd, offers Clairvoyant Readings, Psychic Development classes. Over 20 years experience, training at the Berkeley Psychic Institute, Tori assists you in deep spiritual answers, past lives, relationships and energy balance. See ad on page 27.


Bellmore 516-765-3272 • Utilizing Naturopathic Medicine to help her patients feel better naturally. Many illnesses can be treated by nutrition, botanicals, and nutraceuticals. Dr. Finker provides personalized health care solutions for her patients. See ad on page 18.


ARDEN FEKETT, MPS, LCAT 516-655-0573

Arden has extensive training and experience as a humanistic and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and is a licensed creative arts therapist. She works with individuals, couples, and families; adults, children and teens. She offers various therapeutic group experiences including theater for life. All levels of psychiatric and life challenges, creativity development, relationship healing and enrichment. See ad on page 31.


66 Commack Rd, Ste 204, Commack 631-462-0801 • Dr. David L Pollack specializes in functional nutrition which is the science of helping repair and restore the body naturally without the use of drugs and surgery. Many of his clients were frustrated with their past health care; conventional or holistic. Most seek help with their thyroid, weight loss, digestive disorders, hormone imbalances including infertility, menstrual & Low T. We accept those with or without diagnosis, complex and simple disorders. Most insurance policies accepted for many services. See ad on inside front cover.

SCHOOLS PROGRESSIVE SCHOOL OF LONG ISLAND 1425 Merrick Ave, Merrick 516-868-6835 •

K-8 private school. Morning yoga, meditation, healthy and vegetarian eating. Individualized reading, writing, math. Volunteering and service; earning by doing. Rich in culture and diversity. Reasonable tuition. See ad on page 29.




The Healing Center 200 W 57th St, Ste 807 New York 212-581-0101 If you have a disease or condition that you haven’t been able to get rid of, Ozone Therapy will most likely be the answer, even for people that have suffered for years and have lost all hope. If you are questioning if your condition can be treated, call or email Dr. Robins. See ad on page 55.

140 Cove Road, Oyster Bay 516-721-4216 Everveda’s mission is to restore and rejuvenate the lives of those who seek better health. Tucked away from the chaos of the outside world, our sacred grounds are home to many healing practices such as ayurvedic spa treatments, reiki, abhyanga, shirodhara, svedana, and facials to name a few. If you are looking for a community to heal and grow with, EverVeda is your home away from home! See ad on page 37.

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11 Stewart Ave, Huntington, NY 11743 631-547-4100 Come visit our relaxing medically supervised facility for a Vitamin Drip. Improve your energy levels, immune health, and enhance your overall appearance.





1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury 516-682-YOGA Two beautiful, peaceful studios provide the perfect environment for the union of body and soul. 50+ classes per week in a variety of yoga styles and levels from beginner to energetic, strengthening warm vinyasa yoga. We also offer kids, pre- and post-natal yoga (yogi baby), restorative yoga, yoga for fertility, Pilates and barre. See ad on page 4.


361b Atlantic Ave, Freeport 516-632-9626 Family yoga studio specializing in vinyasa yoga, prenatal, restorative, kids’ yoga, mommy & me, private/semi-private, kids’ parties and workshops. Special donation-based community yoga classes offered Fridays at 4pm. Open 7 days a week offering a full range of classes in two studios and private changing/ nursing area. Come feel the Flow. See ad on page 43.

OM SWEET OM YOGA 12 Irma Ave, Port Washington 516-944-9642

Be embraced by the warmth of community and be celebrated for who you truly are. Your home away from home; your refuge in a busy life. Here your body is strengthened and soothed while your spirit is nurtured. See ad on page 41.

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Philip Stein is a Leader in Wearable Sleep Technology by Linda Sechrist


rom computers, cell phones, smart TVs, DVR players and programmable appliances to a seemingly endless list of other electronic gadgets, we are in constant contact with unnatural electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) generated by technology. In today’s 24/7 society, invisible EMFs are inescapable; they permeate our working and living spaces. What we may not know is how they negatively impact our body’s natural sleep-wake cycle: suppressing melatonin, the hormone that controls the natural circadian rhythm, disturbing slumber and even affecting weight gain, according to University of Tel Aviv research. On the brighter side, some new technological products promise to restore balance to the body, including deeper and more restful sleep. From the Philip Stein sleep bracelet, sleep number beds and portable sleep trackers to sleep-related

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