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HEALTHIEST CUISINES What Five Countries Can Teach Us about Good Eating

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inter—it’s been a tough one here on Long Island. The cold and dreary skies have not been good for my constitution. Not sure if I would call it seasonal affective disorder, but it sure seems close! One of the problems for me every winter is that I come out of summer feeling healthy, having spent those months paddle surfing, running and doing yoga. Suddenly, as if out of nowhere, in comes the dreaded winter. I swap running on the boardwalk for running to buy some fattening latte drink, telling myself, “I have to; it will warm me up.” Driving to yoga doesn’t happen either. The days are shorter, and when I am finished with work, the only thing I want to do is lie on the couch.

Probably the most critical part of the winter blues is that I forgo my healthy-living habits of good nutrition. The cold makes me hanker for comfort foods, which are often heavy, made with large amounts of animal products, and overall not good for you.

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Enter March—I start feeling better, knowing that summer is around the corner. But I don’t have to wait until May (although I may want to J) to go back to living my healthiest self. This month’s issue is focused on conscious eating. Do you eat consciously? Do you pause before grocery shopping, cooking or even sitting at a restaurant and think: “Food is fuel for my body; yes, it can taste good, but eating nachos is like putting water in a gas tank instead of gas”? This month, we should revert back to our summer habits, and also incorporate some of the valuable tips, information and recipes found in this edition of Natural Awakenings. Let these pages help remind you that eating is what powers us through our work day, our runs on the boardwalk, our yoga classes—hell, it even gives us our power when dealing with teens. And, let’s face it, we want to be powerful. To do this, we need to stop and consider how we fuel our bodies; we need to recognize that tasting good and good for you do not have to be mutually exclusive, and that eating until you are stuffed is a compulsive behavior, not a drive for fuel. One trick I used to do is for 21 days, no matter what I was eating or how much I was enjoying it, I would stop and leave one-fourth on my plate. Now you may say this is wasting food, but for someone like me who feels a bit compulsive about food, it is much more important for me to show myself that I HAVE POWER over food; it doesn’t have power over me. I found when I was doing this that my runs were faster, indigestion was much less, and my overall health was better. I hope that March and the March issue of Natural Awakenings Long Island inspire you to eat healthy, make adjustments to your relationship with food, and to get out there and live your healthiest life ever. Malama Pono,

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n Sunday, March 25, at 1 p.m., the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island is offering an educational program—What You Should Know About Alzheimer’s Disease. Our aging population means that more individuals and families are coping with Alzheimer’s, an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. According to the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but recent estimates indicate that the disorder may rank third, just behind heart disease and cancer, as a cause of death for older people. Social worker Lindsay Knudsen and outreach coordinator Christine Rice, both of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, will present vital information on symptoms to look for, caregiving and services available to help.  The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island is located at 38 Old Country Road, in Garden City (at the western end of Old Country Road, next to the water tower). Reservations are not necessary. Although admission is free, a $5 donation is requested to support the work of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation. For more information, visit EHSLI.org.

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Gooseberries are Good for the Gut Researchers from Malaysia’s Islamic Science University tested 30 patients with gastrointestinal issues, dividing them into three groups. One received lactose, a placebo; another group was given omeprazole, an overthe-counter remedy; and the third Phyllanthus emblica Linn, an ayurvedic treatment for gastrointestinal issues also known as Indian gooseberry. The research found the herbal treatment resulted in less pain, vomiting, sleep loss and other issues. Participants’ intestinal walls also showed signs of significant healing. The researchers concluded, “Findings indicate that the ethanolic extract of P. emblica fruits has gastroprotective effects in humans that justify its traditional use.” 12

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Research from Duke University Medical School indicates that eating red meat and poultry increases risk for Type 2 diabetes. Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the Singapore Chinese Health Study followed 63,257 adults between ages 45 and 74 for an average of 11 years each. It was determined that meat and poultry consumption increased diabetes incidence by 23 and 15 percent, respectively.

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Leafy greens, which are rich in vitamin K, have again been shown to provide outsized benefits for heart health. Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University found that a reduced intake of vitamin K1 leads to more than triple the risk of an enlargement of the heart’s left ventricle, which reduces blood pumping volume, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers followed diet records for 766 participants ages 14 to 18 and monitored their vascular structure and functionality. When compared to those with the highest intake of vitamin K1 from foods such as spinach, cabbage and other leafy, green vegetables, those with the lowest intake were more likely to experience vascular enlargement.

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I love IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Crohn’s disease and colitis. I said it. I love them because the best thing in practice is to see people overcome a life-changing health issue so miraculously. And that’s what happens virtually every time with these issues. I know that my patients have a lot of frustration and Dr. David Pollack emotion around past treatments and diagnostics regarding these issues. They’ve often had numerous embarrassing, uncomfortable tests, which rarely affect their treatment and generally do not improve things much. I have patients that have been on the new TNF inhibiting/immune suppressing medications telling me that the first year was great, but then it stopped working. The frustration and sadness is clear. But still I love IBS, Crohn’s and colitis. I’ve had patients, family members and myself suffer. My IBS during my teens and early to mid-20s had me running to the bathroom and full of anxiety. My Manhattan doctors were of little help. The treatments didn’t make sense. My great aunt even went to the famous Mayo Clinic and had section after section of colon removed with no improvement whatsoever. I love IBS, Crohn’s and colitis because my favorite thing to hear in practice is how lives are changed by not needing to know where every bathroom is, by not having to cancel events with friends, or not having to leave work early. So, how do we fix it? That’s a secret—no, I’m kidding. Step one is to identify what is the true cause of the problem. Sounds simple. Maybe, maybe not. What I definitely know is most times the problem is not where the action is happening. The problem is not usually the bowel. So many of my patients on our initial consultation seem to ignore or downgrade the other issues going on in their bodies. While certainly they may not be as severe, they sometimes are the most important. These issues most often include acid reflux/GERD/heartburn; bloating; and hormone imbalances, including anxiety, insomnia, painful periods, or even chronic joint pain. These issues generally are signs of the bigger problems going on in the body. We need to find out where in each person’s body it is arising and start a systematic process of normalizing those functions. It is not unusual and has happened several times in the last month (as of this writing) that patients with 15-plus years of symptoms have virtually complete relief within a week or two, often without anything treating the lower bowel. And by the way, while diet is important, it’s not the answer. Food is like gas for your car. If your engine is having trouble, putting pure high octane gas from your favorite gas station in your car will not fix the engine. But putting sludgy low-quality gas from the cheapest gas station in your car will definitely make it worse. Kale and quinoa will not fix your stomach but might be less irritating than pizza and fast food.  There are answers. There are solutions. As Albert Einstein is credited for saying, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Maybe a change will lead to a solution.  Source: Dr. David Pollack, of Pollack Wellness Institute (66 Commack Rd., Ste. 204, Commack). For more information, call 631-462-0801 or visit PollackWellness.com. See ad on inside front cover. 18

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TEEN MARIJUANA USE FOSTERS DEPRESSION Research from the University of Pittsburgh followed 158 boys and young men until the age of 22. Brain scans revealed that the teenagers using marijuana between the ages of 14 and 19 had a higher risk of depression as young adults. Marijuana users also had the lowest educational achievements. They suffered impaired connectivity in the nucleus accumbens part of the brain, which plays a central role in the reward circuit tied to two essential neurotransmitters: dopamine, which promotes desire; and serotonin, which affects satiety and inhibition. Another recent study of 521 Washington State University students noted that depressed 12-to-15year-olds were more likely to be using marijuana by age 18.

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Managing Your Gum Disease Properly Will Improve Glycemic Control

Spanish Study: Patients Had Diabetes for 10 Years on Average

Research has found that dental patients with Type 2 diaStudy participants averaged 61 years of age having a diabetes and periodontitis could find significant improvement betes indication for approximately 10 years. Differences in glycemic control if their gum disease is propbetween groups regarding age, sex, duration of erly treated. The study results were presented diabetes, body mass index, daily brushing, and by Miquel Viñas, Ph.D., Department of Patholmouthwash habits were insignificant. ogy and Experimental Therapeutics, IDIBELL Strong differences, however, were noted University of Barcelona, Spain, and published in smoking history. Current smokers were comonline in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. mon in the treatment group, with nonsmokers Randomized controlled trials suggest that and former smokers prevalent in the control despite having already received diabetes treatgroup. Smokers clearly responded worse to ment, patients that underwent intensive gum periodontal therapy than nonsmokers. Still, Jonathan Richter, management experienced significant improvetreatment group participants that smoked found DDS ments in fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and significant improvement when compared to smokHbA1c. ers within the control group. “Nonsurgical treatment of periodontitis improves Patients in both groups showed similar HbA1c and glycemic status and levels of glycated hemoglobin, and FPG baseline levels and experienced significant improvetherefore proves the great importance of oral health in ments with intensive treatment. Conversely, minimal to these patients,” says co-author José López-López, M.D., insignificant improvement was noted in control group Ph.D., from the Dental School at the University of Barceparticipants. Also noted was the patient’s clinical condition lona, Spain, in a press release. improving whether or not bacterial counts decreased. This research verifies a Dutch study of 300 dental pa The team concludes: “Periodontal evaluation is estients indicating those with severe periodontitis may have sential for individuals with diabetes, who should be aware undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. Prior research has shown of their increased risk of periodontal disease. Periodontal limited evidence of a correlation. The current study, says therapy could lead to cost savings in patients with Type 2 Viñas, shows a surprising shared relationship between diabetes, thanks to its effect on the metabolic control of diabetes to periodontal disease. these patients.” “Dentists play a critical role in the management of diabetes patients, identifying those at high risk of diabetes Source: Jonathan Richter, DDS, FAGD, of Cariodontal (310 and helping them control their periodontal disease and E. Shore Rd., Ste. 101, Great Neck). For more information therefore their metabolic status,” he and his colleagues or to schedule an appointment, call 516-282-0310 or visit assert. Cariodontal.com. See ad on back cover.

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Despite such a stellar track record, ozone therapy is not usually the treatment of choice for those patients struggling with disease. When they come to Robins for help, it’s usually because every other doctor they have tried has been unable to offer relief. Some other countries legally mandate the use of ozone in all pre-and post-op instances to prevent infection; ours remains relatively in the dark, unaware of the benefits and impressive results of ozone. Would you believe that in Germany if a patient is not Dr. Howard Robins given the choice between antibiotics and ozone treat “Ozone acts like a super antioxidant and is a ment, his or her doctor could be accused of medical super detoxifier that selectively, like a claw or glue, negligence? As a founding member of the American Academy attaches to and eliminates all viruses, fungus, yeast and mold, as of Ozonotherapy (AAO) and The International Association well as every form of bacteria, toxic metal and pathogen from for Ozone in Healthcare and Dentistry (IAOHD), Robins has the body,” explains Dr. Howard Robins, considered the foremost lectured around the world on medical ozone’s benefits. clinical expert in North America on bio-oxidative therapy, who Ozone therapy is remarkably safe when done correctly, has been administering ozone therapy to patients for more than but there are side effects—just not the kind you want to avoid. 24 years. Just like clutter in life leads to diminished performance, the motley build-up of unwanted parasitic organisms in our bod- “People fall asleep easier, sleep better, and have more energy,” shares Robins. “Their nails and hair grow longer, stronger and ies paves the way for disease or causes it directly. faster. Their complexion is healthier, and their blood circulates Since 1990, Robins has administered more than 185,000 better.” safe direct IV ozone therapy and major autohemotherapy treatments. By combining medical-grade O2 (oxygen) and O3 (ozone For more information, call Dr. Howard Robins at 212-581-0101. gas) and safely delivering it into the body, over 45 thousand Robins is considered the foremost clinical expert on the use of physicians in over 50 countries across the world have successozone in North America, with more than 27 years of clinical pracfully eliminated distressed patients from diseases like herpes 1, tice and 265,000 treatments performed. See ad on page 55.

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It has already been quite a year for masculine counterpart, dark has light, women with the #MeToo movement earth has heaven, rest versus activity, picking up steam at the end of 2017 and so on. When too much emphasis amid the flurry of sexual is put on one aspect, such assault and harassment as too much activity and accusations. The #MeToo not enough rest, the body movement was founded and mind will suffer. For by Tarana Burke in 2007 example, the daily grind and erupted with a tweet of your job or business, that went viral from making money to pay for actress Alyssa Milano in the mortgage/rent, your October 2017. children’s activities and This is an opportunity taking care of others will for women to feel conwear you down emotionfident in their feminine ally and physically. Sharon McDermott powers and get back to The inner goddess their inner goddess. How can be summoned in very do us women go about simple but effective ways. doing that? Do I really feel like a godWomen need to give themselves a dess that is empowered, emboldened time out. Start the day with an afand free from judgment? These are firmation or a saying that makes you questions I have been asking myself smile. A time out can be as simple as these past couple of months. It seems sitting and focusing on your breath I am always trying to figure out how to for several minutes. It can be ramped balance the various aspects of my life. up with a yoga exercise such as nadi In Chinese medicine and phisuddhi—alternate nostril breathing. losophy, there is the concept of yin This yoga exercise brings increased and yang that balances the forces oxygen to the brain. You are effecof nature. A feminine aspect has a tively increasing your brain power!

One of the most important tenants of Buddhism is being present in the moment. This seems so hard to do in our go-go culture. As Eckhart Tolle said, “The past has no power over the present moment.” An important tenant of Chinese medicine is being mindful of what you are eating and to give yourself time to eat a meal. Food will not be properly digested or assimilated if you are eating on the run. Eating in a relaxed manner is another way of being present in the moment. Nourishing foods, particularly for the blood (i.e. yin building) for women should be eaten, such as chlorophyllrich foods like kale, chard and dandelion. In addition, foods such as animal proteins, eggs and dark-colored fruits, such as cherries and all types of berries, should be consumed. When there is harmony of yin and yang, you will have clarity, creativity and feel rooted in your convictions. The true nature of your inner goddess will be revealed and begin to be fulfilled. Source: Sharon McDermott, MS, LAc, owner of Healthy Healing. For more information, call 516-410-4297. See ad on page 29.

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Renewable Energy Subsidies Lag Far Behind

The G20 nations, comprising the world’s biggest economies, provide four times more public financing to support fossil fuels than renewable energy, says a report from the environmental coalition Oil Change International (Tinyurl.com/ TalkIsCheapOilReport). This took place even though German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced climate change as the heart of the agenda at the Hamburg summit in July 2017. The public financing—in soft loans and guarantees from governments along with huge fossil fuel subsidies—makes coal, oil and natural gas cheaper to use in the short run because both the front-end and back-end costs are undisclosed.

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Sweet Potato Project Encourages Enterprise

The Sweet Potato Project, started by journalist Sylvester Brown, Jr., will work in partnership with St. Louis University and a small cadre of local nonprofits called the North City Food Hub to hold culinary, small business, horticulture, restaurant management, and land-ownership classes and business incubator opportunities this spring. The goal is to enable at-risk youths in North St. Louis to grow food and make money through food packaging and distribution. The project encourages people to become innovative, selfsufficient players in today’s expanding global economy. Brown says, “Success doesn’t always mean you’ve made a lot of money; it can also mean you’ve survived poverty or managed to create something.” 28

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Uncontrolled Lice Threaten Fish Industry

A surge in parasitic sea lice that attach themselves to and feed on salmon, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables, is disrupting salmon farms in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Norway and Chile. Wholesale prices for the species have already increased 50 percent over last year, leading to higher consumer prices for everything from salmon fillets and steaks to more expensive lox on bagels. Scientists and fish farmers are working on new ways to control the pests. Fish Farmer magazine states that losses by the global aquaculture industry could be as high as $1 billion annually. The only hope is to develop new methods to control the spread of the lice, which are naturally present in the wild, but thrive in the tightly packed ocean pens used for fish farming.

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According to the United Nations, more than 800 million people today are regularly undernourished. By 2050, a rise of another 3 billion in global population is expected to escalate pressure on food supplies. The challenge means providing not just sufficient calories, but also a balanced diet for good health. Fish present a viable solution, but most of the world’s inventory is already overharvested. Some scientists propose “cutting out the middle fish” via the commercial production of marine microalgae as a staple food. They produce fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, polymers and carbohydrates that humans need and that can be used to feed animals and farmed fish. Microalgae are found in both freshwater and marine aquatic systems. Only a handful of algal species are used commercially now, but hundreds of strains have similar potential. Meanwhile, innovators at Copenhagen’s future-living lab SPACE10 created the Algae Dome, a 13-foot-tall urban ecostructure powered by solar energy that pumps out oxygen and produces food in a closed-loop arrangement. This hyperlocal food system grows microalgae, which are among the world’s fastest-growing organisms and can thrive on sunshine and water almost anywhere.

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Indoor Greenery Removes Airborne Toxins Along with naturally beautifying a home, many indoor plants help purify air quality often contaminated by chemicals found in common household products and furnishings. A recent study by the State University of New York at Oswego found that bromeliads absorbed up to 80 percent of pollutants from volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted by paint, furniture, printers, dry-cleaned clothes and other household products. Other plants that scored highly for purifying the air of VOCs in airtight container tests were dracaena and spider plants (ScienceAlert.com). In related news, peace lilies have been shown to be effective in reducing airborne ammonia. NASA scientists have discovered that Boston fern, rubber plants, English ivy, devil’s ivy, peace lily, mum and gerbera daisies help clear the air of the formaldehyde often used in insulation, carpet-

ing and particleboard furniture. (RodalesOrganicLife.com) Environmental scientist B.C. Wolverton’s book How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office cites ferns as another good plant for removing formaldehyde from the home. Ferns are nontoxic, making them good indoor plants for pet owners per the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Indoor levels of formaldehyde can also be reduced by potting areca palm, amstel king ficus and weeping fig plants, according to MotherEarthLiving.com. The website also cites how dragon tree plants can help remove xylene (used in solvents), trichloroethylene (found primarily in adhesives) and toluene (a solvent and gasoline additive) from the air. Beyond improving air quality, indoor plants also boost ambient oxygen levels, lower mold counts and serve as a natural humidifier and mood enhancer.

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Indian-Spiced Veggie Burgers Serve these delicious curry-flavored burgers with cilantro, mango salsa or sliced avocado. Yields: 4 servings 1 cup peeled and diced potato (from an 8-ounce russet potato) ½ cup small cauliflower florets 1½ cup raw unsalted cashews ½ cup thawed frozen peas 2 green onions, chopped 2 teaspoons curry powder 1½ teaspoon onion granules ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 32

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Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place cashews in a food processor and pulse until finely ground. In a large bowl, combine potato, cauliflower, cashews and remaining ingredients. Use your hands to break up chunks of potato and cauliflower, and press the ingredients until they hold together. With damp hands, form into patties* about 4 inches in diameter and 3/4-inch thick. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, then flip burgers and continue to bake until lightly browned on the other side, about 15 minutes longer. *Forming neat veggie burgers: Dampen the inside of a 1/2-cup measuring cup and pack it with the burger mixture,

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pressing down firmly. Turn the cup over and shake it gently to release the mixture into the palm of your hand, then press down with your other hand until the patty is about 3/4-inch thick. Freezing veggie burgers: Cool cooked burgers and wrap individually in plastic wrap and then foil, or place them in individual resealable plastic bags, and freeze up to 6 months. To reheat, unwrap the burgers, place on a parchment paperlined baking sheet and bake at 300°F until heated through, 20 to 25 minutes. Nutritional Info: Per Serving: Serving size: 1 burger, 340 calories (210 from fat), 23g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 180mg sodium, 26g carbohydrates, (4 g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 11g protein. Recipe courtesy of Whole Foods.

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The World’s Healthiest Cuisines What Five Countries Can Teach Us about Good Eating by Judith Fertig

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mericans love to explore ethnic cuisines and then put their own “more is better” spin on them, like a Chinese stir-fry turned into chop suey with fried rice or a pasta side dish supersized into a whole meal. “We’ve Americanized dishes to the extent that they don’t have their original health benefits,” says Dr. Daphne Miller, a family physician in the San Francisco Bay area and author of The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World—Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You. Here are five popular—and healthy— world cuisines, known for their great dishes, star ingredients and health-enhancing practices.

Traditional Japanese

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Add dried seaweed to this list. Beyond sushi, it’s a delicious ingredient in brothy soups, where it reconstitutes to add a noodle-like quality, slightly smoky flavor and beneficial minerals, including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, vanadium and zinc. A study in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition linked the longevity of Okinawan residents to eating seaweed, a staple of macrobiotic diets. New York City culinary instructor and cookbook author Hiroko Shimbo prefers dried wakame seaweed, readily available in the U.S. Practices. Shimbo grew up in Tokyo, Japan, where her mother helped her surgeon father’s patients by preparing foods that helped them recover quickly. Shimbo believes wholeheartedly in Ishoku-dogen, a Japanese concept often translated as, “Food is medicine.”

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South Indian

Ingredients. South India—including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana—offers many plant-based dishes that feature coconut, rice and spices such as turmeric, known for decreasing inflammation, according to the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Varieties of dried split peas called dal [dal is singular and plural] are used in vegetable curries and ground to make the gluten-free savory crepes known as dosa or puffy white idlis for a snack or breakfast. South India native and current Minneapolis resident Raghavan Iyer, teacher, consultant and author of many cookbooks, including 660 Curries, says, “One technique that gives vegetable dishes a lift is dry-frying or toasting whole spices. It adds complexity and nuttiness.” Simply heat a cast iron skillet, add the whole spices and

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Shimbo says, “I eat fairly well, treating food as blessings from nature that keep me healthy and energetic. I do not often indulge in expensive, rich foods.” She prefers eating foods in season and small portions, listening to what her body craves. When feeling the need for minerals and vitamins, she makes a brothy soup with just a little dried wakame, which reconstitutes to four times its dried volume. A second practice supporting healthy well-being is hara hachi bu, or “Eat until your stomach is 80 percent full.” It requires self-discipline to eat slowly and decline more food. But this restraint supports a widely accepted fact that “It takes about 20 minutes for the brain to receive the message that the stomach is full. If we eat slowly, we get the message at the right time, even if we want a few more bites. If we eat too quickly, by the time our brain sends the message, we have probably eaten too much,” says Shimbo. One Great Dish: Japanese soups offer nutrition and flavor in a bowl. Shimbo’s Eata-Lot Wakame Sea Vegetable Soup in her cookbook The Japanese Kitchen: 250 Recipes in a Traditional Spirit can be made with chicken or vegetable broth. Other healthy ingredients like sesame oil, fresh ginger, scallions and garlic boost its health benefits.


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dry fry until spicy aromas arise; then add them to a dish. Practice. South Indian meals usually comprise many small, highly flavored, colorful, plant-based dishes served with rice. They yield a pleasant aroma and sensation of fullness without overdoing it, says Iyer. One Great Dish: A vegetable/legume curry such as tamata chana dal, or smoky yellow split peas is simple to make. Iyer cooks dried, yellow, split peas with potatoes and turmeric, then dry-fries dried chilis and spices, and purées them in a blender for a no-fat, vegan and glutenfree dish. In Iyer’s view, “The epitome of comfort food is a bowl of dal and rice.”

Garden-to-Table Italian

Ingredients. There’s American-Italian, as in pizza with pepperoni and double cheese, and then there’s real Italian dishes dating back to the Etruscans. Healthy Italian starts with the love of growing things. Whatever grows in the garden is best, served simply with extra virgin olive oil; a recent Temple University study found it preserves memory and wards off Alzheimer’s. Eugenia Giobbi Bone, co-author of Italian Family Dining: Recipes, Menus, and Memories of Meals with a Great American Food Family, says, “My palate was formed with the flavors of homegrown foods. Cooking in central Italy is all about bringing out the flavor of a few very fresh, well-grown ingredients. That means primarily seasonal eating, with lots of vegetables and little meat in summer, the opposite in winter. There isn’t a lot of fuss to the culinary style, which instead depends on interesting, but simple combinations of foods and techniques.” Practice. Italian families’ view of healthful garden-to-table includes the exercise attained from gardening. “We have a good work ethic in our family,” remarks Bone, who lives in New York City and Crawford, Colorado. “We are of the mentality that physical work is satisfying, even when it is hard.” From her father’s family, Bone has learned to break a meal into small courses and to eat heavier during the day and lighter at night because this helps maintain a healthy weight, according to many studies including one published in the UK journal Diabetologia.

One Great Dish: Dress up pasta with a seasonal vegetable sauce, such as caponata, an eggplant and tomato mixture, or include primavera via spring vegetables and basil, or arrabbiata, featuring tomatoes and red pepper flakes.

Lebanese

Ingredients. “So much about Lebanese cuisine is ‘on trend’ with our tart and sour flavors from lemon, sumac and pomegranate molasses, a wide array of vegetarian and vegan dishes, plus a tradition of pickling, called mouneh, and yogurt and cheesemaking,” says food blogger Maureen Abood, author of Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh and Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen. “Lebanese cuisine is extraordinarily healthy, fitting squarely into the Mediterranean diet.” Abood lives in East Lansing, Michigan, where she loves to use summer cherries and berries in her Lebanese-inspired dishes. According to Abood, another reason why Lebanese food is so popular is that Lebanese immigrants to the U.S. now outnumber the native population of their mother country. Practice. Gathering to share food is a hallmark of Lebanese hospitality. “The Lebanese style of eating includes maza; many small shared plates of remarkable variety,” says Abood. “Food as medicine” is also a Lebanese practice, according to a study in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. One Great Dish: “Many of my favorite Lebanese dishes are plant-based,” says Abood. “We love to stuff everything from cabbage to summer squash to grape leaves with vegetarian fillings, and cook them in a garlic or tomato broth. Every week, we make and eat mujaddara, a lentil and rice or bulgur pilaf with deeply caramelized onions.” Pair with any Lebanese salad, such as one she makes with sweet cherries and walnuts for “a perfectly healthy and crazy-delicious meal.”

Vietnamese

Ingredients. Vietnamese cooking emphasizes fresh herbs and leafy greens, green papaya, seafood, rice and condiments. A study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that green or unripe papaya contains more healthy

carotenoids (lutein, beta-carotene and lycopene) than tomatoes or carrots. Practice. The preferred style of Vietnamese cooking is steaming or simmering, using less fat. It also encourages communal eating, with each diner dipping an ingredient into a cooking pot. Cooked foods are accompanied by fresh salad greens, including herbs served as whole leaves. One Great Dish: Vietnamese hot pot is a favorite of Andrea Nguyen, whose Vietnamese family emigrated to California. Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors, blogs about food at VietWorldKitchen. com and now lives near San Francisco, California. “This is a slow, cook-it-yourself kind of meal. Set it up, relax with some organic wine or beer and enjoy. Flavors develop and the hot pot transforms as you eat,” she says. “At the end, you’ll slurp up the remaining broth and noodles.” See Tinyurl.com/Viet-ChineseHotPotRecipe. French Bonus: While croissants and triple-crème brie might not seem part of an ideal diet, rediscover two healthy practices from the French: Eat less and eat together. Ongoing studies at Cornell University show that we eat less if offered less. When researcher Paul Rozin, Ph.D., a psychology professor with the University of Pennsylvania, compared portions in Paris, France, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Philly portions were 25 percent larger. It’s also reflected in the two countries’ cookbook recipes. Rozin further found that French diners spent more time eating those smaller portions—perhaps explaining the French paradox: Most French eat rich foods and drink wine, yet don’t get fat. Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com). March 2018

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Cook-It-Yourself Ethnic Recipes

Eat-a-Lot Wakame Sea Vegetable Soup

Yields: 4 servings

Smoky Yellow Split Peas (Tamatar Chana Dal) This vegan and gluten-free recipe traces its roots to Southeast India, where roasting spices to yield nutty-hot flavors creates a layered experience. Yields: 6 cups 1 cup yellow split peas  1 lb potatoes (Yukon gold or russet), peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes  ¼ tsp ground turmeric  2 to 4 dried red cayenne chiles (like chile de arbol), stems discarded  1 Tbsp coriander seeds  1 tsp cumin seeds  1 medium-size tomato, cored and diced  2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems  1½ tsp coarse kosher or sea salt   Measure the peas into a medium-size saucepan. Cover with water and rinse the grains by rubbing them in-between fingertips. Drain and repeat three to four times until the water, upon rinsing the peas, remains fairly clear. Measure and pour 4 cups of water into the pan and bring it to a boil over mediumhigh heat. When some foam arises, scoop it out and discard it.   Add the potatoes and turmeric to the peas, stirring once or twice. Lower the heat to 36

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medium-low and cover the pan. Stew the mélange, stirring occasionally, until the peas are tender, but still firm-looking and the potatoes are cooked, 20 to 25 minutes. While the peas and potatoes cook, preheat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan feels hot (a palm held close to the bottom usually feels the heat within 2 to 4 minutes), sprinkle in the chiles, coriander and cumin.

1 Tbsp sesame oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp peeled and julienned ginger 3 scallions, both green and white parts, cut into thin disks 4¼ cups chicken or vegetable broth ¼ cup sake 1 Tbsp instant wakame sea vegetable, soaked in cold water for 2 minutes and drained 1 Tbsp white sesame seeds, toasted in a skillet Tamari to taste Ground white pepper to taste In a medium pot, heat the sesame oil over medium heat until it’s hot, but not smoking. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the white part of the scallions, reserving the green part, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Toast the spices, shaking the pan very frequently, until the chiles blacken and smell smoky-hot and the seeds turn reddish brown and smell strongly aromatic (nutty with citrus undertones), 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the chicken broth and sake, then bring the mixture to a boil. Add the wakame and the sesame seeds. Season the soup with a few drops of tamari and ground white pepper, and add the green part of the scallions.

Transfer this spice blend to a blender jar and plunk in the tomato. Purée, scraping the insides of the jar as needed, to make a smooth, reddish brown paste with a smoky aroma. Once the peas are cooked, scrape the spicy, well-seasoned tomato paste into the pan. Stir in the cilantro and salt.   Set the heat to medium-high and vigorously boil the dal, uncovered, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to mingle and the sauce to slightly thicken, 12 to 15 minutes. For a thicker sauce, mash some of the peas and potatoes with the back of a spoon. Serve warm.

After a few strong stirs, serve piping hot in individual bowls.

Recipe courtesy of Raghavan Iyer (RaghavanIyer.com).

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Recipe of Hiroko Shimbo from The Japanese Kitchen; permission from Quarto Publishing Group USA.

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This soup satisfies a body’s call for a dish rich in minerals and vitamins.


Cherries with Parsley, Walnuts and Pomegranate Vinaigrette This salad combines fresh summer fruits from the U.S. and Lebanon. Pomegranate molasses is a bottled condiment available at Middle Eastern markets and specialized grocers. Yields: 8 servings 1 qt sweet cherries, pitted and halved ⅓ cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped ¼ cup flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped 2 tsp pomegranate molasses Juice of ½ lemon 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil Pinch kosher salt

Pasta with Caponata Try adding a sliced avocado or a can of tuna fish packed in olive oil. Yields: 4 servings Caponata: 2 Tbsp olive oil ¾ lb eggplant, peeled and diced (about 2 cups) 1 celery rib (about ½ cup) 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 small tomato, coarsely chopped (about ½ cup) 2 Tbsp capers packed in vinegar 2 Tbsp wine vinegar 2 tsp natural sugar, optional 1 Tbsp pine nuts Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Pasta: ¾ lb farfalle or penne pasta 1 can tuna packed in olive oil, drained (optional) 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan 2 Tbsp julienned fresh basil leaves For the caponata, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the eggplant and cook over medium-high heat, for 15 minutes, until lightly browned, mixing often.

Remove the eggplant with a slotted spoon and add the onions and celery to the skillet. Lower the heat and sauté, stirring occasionally. When the celery is tender, in about 10 minutes, add the tomatoes. Cover and continue to cook, mixing the vegetables together, for 10 minutes more. Add the eggplant. Drain the capers and soak them in cold water for 15 minutes. Rinse and blot on a paper towel. In a small pan, heat the vinegar and natural sugar together. As soon as the mixture boils, add desired amount of capers and pine nuts, then salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 1 minute, and then add to the eggplant mixture. Cook over a low heat for 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning.

In a decorative small salad bowl, combine the cherries, walnuts and parsley. In a small prep bowl, whisk the pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, olive oil and salt until it emulsifies. Dress the salad with the vinaigrette and serve immediately, or later, at room temperature. Recipe courtesy of Maureen Abood (MaureenAbood.com).

Transfer to a large serving bowl. The dish is best at room temperature, but can be cold. For the pasta, bring a big pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook until al dente, drain and pour over the caponata. Add the tuna if desired. Toss gently and garnish with the Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Recipe courtesy of Eugenia Bone (Kitchen Ecosystem.com). March 2018

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~McCormick Science Institute matory agent than aspirin or ibuprofen. Try adding a little turmeric and ground black pepper to soups, salads and sauces.

SPICE UP HEALTHY COOKING Six Seasonings with Surprising Payoffs by Amber Lanier Nagle

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pices add a punch of extra flavor to our favorite dishes, but they also possess proven health and wellness properties. From regulating blood sugar to reducing inflammation to helping control appetite, behold the magnificent six.

Garlic (Allium sativum)

“There’s a lot of evidence that suggests garlic supports heart health,” says Rosalee de la Forêt, a clinical herbalist and author of Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies that Heal. A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition tracked the blood pressure of 79 patients with uncontrolled hypertension and found that the mean systolic blood pressure of those consuming two 240-milligram capsules of aged garlic extract a day for 12 weeks significantly decreased compared to those taking one capsule or a placebo. 38

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“Garlic may also reduce the duration and severity of colds and flu when taken at the onset of symptoms and each day afterwards,” says de la Forêt, citing a study published in Clinical Nutrition. “I mince a clove and mix it with honey to make it easier to swallow.”

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Dr. Lipi Roy, a clinical assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine and blogger at SpicesForLifemd. com, considers turmeric the golden spice of life. “In addition to its role in Indian and Asian cuisine, turmeric is used in traditional Indian medicine to treat common ailments like stomach upset, ulcers, flatulence, arthritis, sprains, wounds and skin and eye infections,” she says. A study published in Oncogene concluded that curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) was a more potent anti-inflam-

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Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

Used in India for 4,000 years, black pepper may be the most popular spice of our era. “Black pepper can increase the amount of nutrients your body absorbs from other food and spices,” says de la Forêt. A study published in Plant Medica concluded that subjects consuming a small amount (20 milligrams) of an extract of black pepper showed an increase of retained curcumin in their bodies. For maximum benefits, grind whole peppercorns directly onto food at mealtime.

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia and Cinnamomum verum)

“One of cinnamon’s super powers is that it may help regulate blood glucose in patients with Type 2 diabetes,” Roy says. In a study published in Diabetic Medicine, subjects taking two grams of cinnamon daily for 12 weeks exhibited much better blood sugar control. Roy suggests sprinkling it on oatmeal, apples, pumpkin pie and brownies. Roast chicken flavored with cinnamon and other spices is another treat.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

“Ginger is a rhizome people have traditionally used medicinally to help with digestive issues,

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Herbs are not spices although the term spice is sometimes used to encompass them all. An herb is the leaf of a plant when used in cooking. Spices can be buds, bark, roots, berries, seeds or any other part of a plant, and are often dried.

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including upset stomachs and nausea,” says Karen Kennedy, of Concord, Ohio, a horticulturist and educator at the Herb Society of America. In a study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers concluded that gastric emptying and relief was more rapid after subjects with frequent or severe stomach upsets ingested 1.2 grams of ginger. Ginger is also linked to increased circulation and reduced inflammation. A study published in Phytotherapy Research noted that this spice also worked in alleviating migraines equal to the pharmaceutical sumatriptan (Imitrex). According to a study in the journal Arthritis, it’s an effective tool in the battle against rheumatoid arthritis. Ginger adds a zing of healthy flavor to hot teas and stir-fried veggies such as broccoli, green beans, carrots or mushrooms.

(the orangey pigment in many plants with antioxidant power) and capsaicin, both of which may decrease mortality from chronic illnesses. Another benefit of this capsaicincontaining spice is its ability to control appetite. In research published in the journal Physiology and Behavior, participants that consumed red pepper spice had a slightly higher core temperature and energy expenditure after a meal than the control group. The study further suggested that those that

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Paprika (Capsicum annuum)

A common spice added to Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Indian cuisine, paprika is rich in natural carotenoids

consumed capsaicin-containing spices like paprika ate fewer calories per day and had less interest in food. “Paprika is a great salt alternative, too,” says Roy. “Too often, people think they are craving salt, but they aren’t. They are craving flavor, and paprika gives a nice kick to chili, salad, grilled cheese and so many other foods.”

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Fruit Snippets Stray grapes, a half-finished peach, overripe bananas, wrinkly berries and the core of a pineapple can all go in the freezer, and then into a smoothie.

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FRUGAL FOODIE Practical Uses for Aging Produce

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hen Jacques Pépin was growing up in France during World War II, he watched his mother use every scrap of food to meet the family’s needs, and then send him to live with a farmer in summer so her growing son could eat fresh from the farm. Today, the internationally renowned PBS-TV chef and cookbook author carries these sensibilities forward at his home and studio in Madison, Connecticut. “In Europe, and certainly in France, healthy food is much more expensive,” he says. “In America, a chef may have the person that washes dishes also prepare salads. With lettuce, he’ll cut off the whole top, cut out the heart and throw out the rest.” U.S. restaurant kitchens mirror home kitchens, where the average family throws away a quarter of the food they buy, wasting an average of $2,200 a year. These scraps mean wasted food and money at home, plus misspent resources to grow and transport the food. According to a report by the National Resource Defense Council, “Getting food to our tables eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land and swallows 80 percent of the fresh water consumed in the United States.” 40

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To save money and also live better, here are just some of many easy ways to use up every bit of fresh produce we buy.

Asparagus Ends

Self-described “frugal foodie” Diana Johnson, of Auburn, Washington, never lets asparagus ends go to waste. With the help of a blender, she turns them into a creamy asparagus soup—minus the cream—that her family loves (Tinyurl.com/AsparagusSoupTips).

Broccoli, Swiss Chard and Spinach Stems

Thrifty cooks know the magic of quick pickles. Recycle the brine from pickles and pack thinly cut stems of broccoli, Swiss chard and mature spinach into the jar until covered with the brine, then seal and refrigerate. In a few days, these quick pickles will be ready for snacking and sandwiches.

Carrot and Beet Tops

Very fine carrot tops can be used like parsley. With a food processor or high-speed blender, transform them into a favorite pesto or salsa verde recipe, suggests Registered

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Freeze what’s left in the bottle in ice cube trays, suggests Anisha Jhaveri, a film writer and wine lover in New York City. It can add flavor to soups and stews, sauces and desserts like wine-poached pears.

Lemon Peels The limonene in lemon peels is a natural cleaner and degreaser, says blogger Jill Nystul, of Salt Lake City, Utah. She makes her own Citrus Vinegar All-Purpose Cleanser by simply packing lemon peels in a jar and topping with vinegar. See how at Tinyurl.com/HomemadeCitrusCleaners.

Vegetable Peels and Trimmings Instead of throwing out onion skins, carrot peels, celery leaves and tough leek stems, collect them in a freezer bag over time and store in the freezer. When enough has accumulated to fill a pot, make homemade vegetable stock, suggests Sonnet Lauberth, a certified holistic health coach, blogger and cookbook author in Seattle (InSonnetsKitchen.com/how-to-make-perfect-vegetablestock-for). At home, Pépin makes “fridge soup” once a week. “Whatever is left in the fridge—carrots, lettuce, a piece of leftover meat or whatever else I made the other day—goes into the soup,” says Pépin. “We finish it with some vermicelli or polenta or good bread.” A delicious meal, shared with family and friends, makes frugality festive. Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com).

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Dietitian and nutritionist Madeline Basler, of Long Island, New York. One of her go-to’s is her Earth Day Carrot Top Pesto (Tinyurl. com/CarrotTopPestoRecipe). Beet greens can be sautéed like spinach, in a little extra-virgin olive oil with garlic, as a veggie side.

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Nine Tips to Tackle Food Waste at Home

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onathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (And What We Can Do About It), suggests many ways to curb this habit at, WastedFood.com. Here are some suggestions from him and others:

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Shop smart. Plan meals for the week with a detailed shopping list, suggests Madeline Basler, a certified dietitian nutritionist in Long Island, New York.

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Save, transform and eat leftovers. “Eat down the fridge,” counsels Kim O’Donnell, a chef and cookbook author in Portland, Oregon. Turn leftovers into frittata, sandwich fillings, pasta sauces and soups. In this way, we’re not eating quite the same meal again.

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Store food in safe, sealable glass containers, so it’s easy to see. Avoid clutter in the refrigerator and freezer; if we can’t see it, we won’t eat

it.

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Treat expiration and sell-by dates as just guidelines. There is wiggle room in both, advises Bloom.

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Donate extra pantry items to food banks and places that provide hot meals for those in need.

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Preserve the bounty of the garden. Learn how to make quick pickles, pasta sauces and foods to freeze.

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Join a food exchange. Emily Paster, cofounder of Chicago Food Swap, helps farmers, foragers, home cooks, gardeners, bakers and canners trade or barter their produce and products.

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Go social. PDX Food Swap, in Portland, Oregon; BK Swappers, in Brooklyn, New York; and ATX Swappers, in Austin, Texas, combine food exchange events with a potluck.

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Fitness in 10 Minutes

A Full-Body Workout for Busy People by Locke Hughes

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hen life makes a long workout impossible, a 10-minute, totalbody fitness routine can be super-efficient and effective, if done right. To maximize results, strategically order the exercises to work different muscles each time, allowing one set of muscles to rest while working another. This is the basis for a 10-step workout that Franklin Antoian, an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and founder of iBodyFit, created for SilverSneakers. The steps can be part of a regular routine or done on their own three times a week every other day, gradually working up to five days a week. Needed equipment includes a chair, light dumbbells (or filled water bottles or food cans), a yoga block (or small soft ball or pillow) and a watch or timer. Given extra time, warm up by walking in place for five minutes, and then perform each exercise in order for one minute, doing as many reps as possible. Try not to rest between exercises. If a full minute feels too challenging, start with 45 seconds of exercise and 15 seconds of rest.

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ARM CIRCLES. Stand with feet hipwidth apart. Extend arms straight out to each side at shoulder height with palms facing down. Swing arms forward in a circular motion for 30 seconds, and then backward for 30 seconds. Keep shoulders down and back and elbows slightly bent.

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SHOULDER SHRUG. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Hold dumbbells with arms down, palms facing inward. Slowly raise shoulders as if trying to touch the earlobes. Pause, and then lower and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it easier by doing slow and controlled reps without dumbbells.

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CLAMSHELL. Lie on the floor on the left side, with hips and knees bent 45 degrees, the right leg on top of the left, heels together. Keeping feet together, raise the top knee as high as possible without moving the pelvis or letting the bottom leg leave the floor. Pause, and then return to the starting position. Continue for 30 seconds; switch sides and repeat.

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WALL PUSHUPS. Stand at arm’s length away from a wall with feet hip-width apart. Place palms shoulderwidth apart on the wall. Bend elbows and lower the upper body toward the wall, keeping the core tight and straight. Pause, and then press back to the starting position and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it harder by taking a step back from the wall, pushing out from a kneeling position.

SEATED ADDUCTION. Sit in a chair with a yoga block between the knees. Press knees together to squeeze the device, pause for three seconds. Relax and repeat. Continue for one minute.

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HIP EXTENSION. Start on hands and knees with palms flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Align the neck and back while looking down or slightly forward. With foot flexed and knee bent, slowly raise the right foot toward the ceiling until the thigh is parallel with the floor. Pause, and then lower. Continue for 30 seconds, and then repeat with the left leg. To make it easier, try it while standing, keeping the lifted leg straight, and hold the back of a chair for support.

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BRIDGE. Lie face-up on the floor with knees bent and feet flat. Press heels firmly and raise hips to form a straight line from shoulders to knees. Pause for three seconds in this position, and then lower and repeat. Continue for one minute.

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SEATED KNEE RAISE. Sit at the front of the chair with knees bent and feet flat, holding onto the sides for balance. Keeping the knee bent, lift the right leg about six inches off the floor. Pause for three seconds, and then lower and repeat with the left leg. Continue alternating for one minute. BICEPS CURL. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Hold dumbbells with arms at each side, palms facing forward. Keeping the upper arms still,

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bend both elbows to bring the dumbbells as close to the shoulders as possible. Pause, and then slowly lower and repeat. Each time arms return to the starting position, completely straighten them. Continue for one minute. Make it easier with slow and controlled reps without using dumbbells.

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TRICEPS EXTENSION. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Hold the end of one dumbbell with both hands. Position arms so elbows are pointing up, with upper arms by the ears and the dumbbell behind the head. The neck is aligned with the back; with shoulders down and back. Keeping upper arms still, straighten the elbows until the dumbbell is overhead. Pause, and then slowly lower and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it easier by sitting in a chair. Locke Hughes, of Atlanta, GA, contributes content to SilverSneakers, a community fitness program that helps older adults maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve well-being. Learn more at SilverSneakers.com.

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espite their small size, sprouts pack a nutritional wallop with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and protein. Dogs, birds, horses and even cats enjoy the crunch, as well as the health benefits.

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Notorious for being picky eaters, cats might balk at sprouts being added to their regular diet. Rather than upsetting the status quo, grow sprouts like alfalfa or barley on a handy windowsill for grazing. “My cats prefer self-serve,” observes veterinarian Carol Osborne, owner of the Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center & Pet Clinic, in Ohio. “Now they leave my house plants alone.” Both cats and dogs may show improved gastric intestinal health as a result.

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quarter cup daily per 20 pounds of the pet’s weight is the rule of thumb,” says Osborne. She counsels against serving Fido onion, garlic, corn or mushroom sprouts. Peas, sunflowers, radishes, alfalfa and clover are suggested; they are all tasty and easy to grow.

Birds “We encourage people to make their own sprouts. It’s easy to get quality seeds for legumes or grains from Whole Foods, BobsRedMill.com or Nuts.com,” says Ann Brooks, president of the all-volunteer Phoenix Landing Foundation, in Asheville, North Carolina. They provide educational activities and facilitate adoption of birds, from parakeets to macaws. Sprouts from the store can be risky, because of bacteria, she cautions. “If not growing your own, the only one I recommend is the organic

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crunchy mix from SunnyCreekFarm.com. Be sure to get the freshest date possible.” “One of my favorite sprouts is mung beans, because they appear in two days or less. Birds like the crunch,” says Brooks. “Sprouts are safe to leave in the cage all day because they are live foods.”

Horses When adding sprouts to a horse’s regular diet, it’s important to balance the intake. “A lot of barns feed forage three times a day. I know of a couple that feed one meal of sprouts and the other two of hay,” says Clair Thunes, Ph.D., a consulting equine nutritionist with Summit Equine Nutrition in Sacramento, California. “Several companies sell systems for large-scale growing.” The sprouts grow with matted roots in what is called a biscuit, weighing about 18 pounds. Difficult to mix with other feed, the biscuits are fed separately, roots and all.

Instead of sprouting one kind of seed per jar, consider creating a mix. “Because of sporadic drought conditions, the idea of growing your own fodder became more popular, thinking it might make forage supply more dependable and possibly cheaper after initial startup costs,” Thunes explains. “Owners have a sense of control over what the horse eats, there’s less reliance on a supplier and the seeds are less expensive than hay. Due to moisture and nutritional differences, you can’t swap sprouts and hay pound for pound. It’s best to consult a veterinarian or nutritionist.” Sprouts contain a lot of moisture and have an inverted calcium phosphorus ratio that has to be accounted for she says. Horses enjoy barley, sunflower and flax sprouts for variety. The high moisture content may help reduce the risk of intestinal impaction and resulting colic.

Good for All “Sprouts are a healthy form of nutrition and a hip way for both pets and people to enjoy greens,” says Osborne. “They’re a great go-to powerhouse of nutrition, often more nutritious than the adult plant.” Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at StLouisFreelanceWriter@mindspring.com.

Sprouting Tips 4 Always use organic seeds. SproutHouse.com and Rareseeds.com are additional sources. 4 Seeds sprout in water or soil. Avoid direct sunlight. 4 Practice good hygiene to avoid bacteria. Rinse seeds several times a day to prevent mold. Once the sprouts show a bit of green, dry them to remove excess moisture before refrigerating. 4 Refrigerate for up to a week for peak freshness, but no longer. 4 Use a mix of seeds or one kind at a time. Discard any seeds that don’t sprout with the rest. 4 Sunflower seeds produce a particularly high volume of sprouts.

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MONDAY, MARCH 12

Communing with the Angels Workshop – 6-7:30pm. With Diane Monks. Join us in sacred circle to commune and communicate with the radiant, healing energy of the angels. $25. Center for Alignment of Body, Mind & Spirit, 2050 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh. 516-826-5859. DianeMonks.com.

Gentle Stretch, Gentle Strengthening with Meditation for All – 7:15-8:45pm. 8-session class. Gain more flexibility, build stronger bones and muscles, dramatically reduce stress and lift mood. $85/Port residents, $80/Port seniors; $95/non-Port residents. Sousa School, All Purpose Room, 101 Sands Point Rd, Port Washington. Info & to register: 516-242-8270 or CarolLeitner1@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3 The Jim Breuer Residency: Comedy, Stories & More – 8pm. Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington. 631-673-7300. ParamountNY.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6 Past Lives – 7-8:30pm. With Clairvoyant, Tori Quisling. Through meditation and visualization we will explore our own past lives for personal healing and deep insights. $40. 150 Bayview Ave, Port Washington. Register: 516-423-1794 or Tori@ToriQuisling.com. Living from Your Soul Part II: Meditation Workshop Series – Tuesdays, Mar 3-27. 7:30-9pm. Explore how to tap within, access our true self, and experience these inner spiritual riches to create a happier, healthier life. Newcomers welcome. Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, 79 County Line Rd, Amityville. To register: 631-822-7979 or InfoTristate@sos.org. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Reducing Anxiety through Meditation – 6:30pm. With John Bednarik. Amityville Public Library, 19 John St, Amityville. 631-264-0567.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Meditation Made Easy – 6-9pm. With Lorin Roche, author of the Radiance Sutras. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-682-9642. AbsoluteYogaStudio.com. Spring into Health with Essential Oils – 7-8pm. With Terri Cohen-Lieberman. Learn how Young Living Essential Oils and oil-infused products can help create a healthy, chemical-free lifestyle. Free. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 2882 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside. 516-544-2188. BNFYoga.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 Radiance Sutras Workshops – Mar 10 & 11. 126pm. With Lorin Roche. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-682-9642. AbsoluteYogaStudio.com. Inner Beauty Workshop for Teens – 1:304pm. With Cheryl Donnelly & Embody Love Movement. Interactive workshop for teens 12-18 that allows participants an opportunity to find the find the beauty within themselves and those around them. $40. Yoga Nanda: Garden City, 55 Hilton Ave, Garden City. 516-307-9007. Yoga-Nanda.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 Outsmart Aging: A Plan for Feeling Youthful – 7pm. With Dr. Matthew Raider. Islip Public Library, 71Monell Avenue, Islip. 631-581-5933. Basic Tuesdays: A Beginners Series – Tuesdays, Mar 13-Apr 3. 7-8:15pm. With Stephanie Falkowski. These 4 classes provide a slower paced program with more description and commentary accompanying each asana or posture. Breath awareness and relaxation introduced. $100 for series. Yoga Nanda: Garden City, 55 Hilton Ave, Garden City.  516-307-9007. Yoga-Nanda.com.   Dreams & the Astral Body – 7-8:30pm. With Clairvoyant, Tori Quisling. Your dreams are affected by the vital connection between your physical and astral bodies. Explore this connection and your ability to direct and remember your dreams for healing and personal insight. $40. 150 Bayview Ave, Port Washington. Register: 516-423-1794 or Tori@ToriQuisling.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 Chair Yoga – Wednesdays, Mar 14-28. 11am-12pm. Chair yoga is taught as a way to achieve physical and mental fitness. Deer Park Library, 44 Lake Ave. Register: 631-586-3000. Meditation an Antidote to Stress – 7pm. With John Bednarik. Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Rd, Middle Island. 631-924-6400.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Dominican Republic Yoga Retreat – Mar 15-20. With Leslie Luft and Elyce Neuhauser. Natura Cabana, Cabaret, DR. More info & to register: 516-682-9642 or AbsoluteYogaStudio.com. Feng Shui – 7-8:30pm. Join us as Laura Cerrano, CEO and founder of Feng Shui Manhattan, will explore how your home and surroundings can affect your mindset, emotions, behavior and overall health. Deer Park Library, 44 Lake Ave. Register: 631-586-3000. How to Create Optimal Levels of Health Happiness and Serenity – Thursdays, Mar 15, 22, 29, Apr 12 & 19. 7:30-9pm. Learn many tools with which to create optimal health, happiness and serenity. $60/Port resident, $55/Port senior, $70/non-Port resident. Weber Middle School, 52 Campus Dr, Rm 105, Port Washington. Info & to register: 516-242-8270 or CarolLeitner1@gmail.com.

markyourcalendar New Life Expo – Mar 16-18. America’s longestrunning event focused on holistic enlightenment and rejuvenation with 100 exhibitors and speakers including Mas Sajady, Kimberly Meredith, Brenda Cobb, Mark Becker, Gail Thackray, Thomas John, Jill Dahne, Dr. Joel Wallach, Robert Young, Dr. Hal Blatman and Hanson Tse. Hotel New Yorker, 481 8th Ave, New York. NewLifeExpo.com. Reiki Healing Circle – 7-8pm. With Susan Petschauer. Come gather into a community of likeminded people to release the stress of the day and experience the healing benefits of reiki. $20. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 2882 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside. 516-544-2188. BNFYoga.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 Women’s Retreat – 9:30am-3pm. Learn how to face your daily challenges by ­finding your center of inner strength, peace, and love through meditation. Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, 79 County Line Rd, Amityville. To register: 631-822-7979 or InfoTristate@sos.org. 

MONDAY, MARCH 19 Reducing Anxiety through Meditation – 7pm. With John Bednarik. Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview. 516-938-0077.

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 The Healing Power of Meditation – 7pm. With Dr. Matthew Raider. North Merrick Public Library, 691 Meadowbrook Rd, North Merrick. 516-378-7474. Remote Viewing – 7-8:30pm. With Clairvoyant, Tori Quisling. Explore our connection to the subtle energy matrix and use this to view in any time or space using our own viewing screen and our intention. $40. 150 Bayview Ave, Port Washington. Register: 516-423-1794 or Tori@ToriQuisling.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 Walk Off The Earth – 8pm. With special guests: Darenots & Lucky Chops. Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington. 631-673-7300. ParamountNY.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 Sacred Celebration – 7-10pm. With Renata Langner and DJ Mikau. We will dance, sing, meditate and break bread together as a symbol of kinship, connection and brother/sisterhood. No yoga experience required. $28. Yoga Nanda: Garden City, 55 Hilton Ave, Garden City. 516-307-9007. Yoga-Nanda.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Anxiety Lecture – 11am. It’s not all in your head. Why you have anxiety and medication is not cutting it? Lecture by Dr Elyse Tursi. Free. 100 Manetto Hill Rd, Ste 307, Plainview. Info & register:  516-299-2913.

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Enough is Enough: Crohn’s, Colitis and IBS – 11am. One of the most embarrassing and uncomfortable diseases a person can have. Lecture by Dr David Pollack. Free. Pollack Wellness Institute, 66 Commack Rd, Ste 204, Commack. Info & to register: 631-462-0801. PollackWellness.com. Yoga Nidra – 1-2pm. With Sharon Hartman. 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, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626. BNFYoga.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27 Symbols in Clairvoyant Reading – 7-8:30pm. With Clairvoyant, Tori Quisling. Explore various symbols and give each other readings. $40. 150 Bayview Ave, Port Washington. Register: 516-423-1794 or Tori@ToriQuisling.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29 Michael Bolton – 8pm. Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington. 631-673-7300. ParamountNY.com.

plan ahead THURSDAY, APRIL 26 Cleansing Concepts’ 10th Anniversary – 4-8pm. Help celebrate. Food, drinks and giveaways. 825 E Gate Blvd, Garden City. Info: CleansingConceptsWorld.com.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~Helen Keller

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FOR RENT 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.

HELP WANTED ARE YOU A PROFESSIONAL looking for a career in natural health? NuSpecies is a natural health company. providing holistic services and high quality nutritional formulas. Please visit nuspecies. com/careers. SEEKING 2-3 INDIVIDUALS to join holistic minded team. Must be motivated, entrepreneurial spirit with good communication skills. Will train. Call for interview a Pamela 516-624-2332.

OPPORTUNITY ARE YOU INTO HEALTHY LIVING? How would you like to take this passion, make it your purpose & create a path to prosperity? Learn more GoToMyHolisticTeam.com.

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 YourPsychicSelf.net or call 516-423-1794.

SPACE AVAILABLE ROOM FOR RENT with kitchen and bath, in sunny apartment in Western Nassau. Great commute to NYC and bridges. Beautiful Pool Club. Kind, responsible, clean. Lynn 516-242-8270. SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT in busy upscale long-established Woodbury yoga studio for holistic health practitioners, such as massage, nutritionist, or personal trainer. Call 516-682-9642 or email info@absoluteyogastudio.com.

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

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: ElyceYogaTrance.com.

“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: OmSweetOmYoga.com.

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. Tori@YourPsychicSelf.net. YourPsychicSelf.net. 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. BNFYoga.com. 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 ToriQuisling.com. 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: BNFYoga.com. YogAnalysis on the Road – Bring our YogAnalysis workshop to your studio or teacher training. More info: LoveServeGive@YogAnalysis.org or YogAnalysis.org.

monthly 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 CarolLeitner1@gmail.com.

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. OmSweetOmYoga.com.

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: 516-2428270 or CarolLeitner1@gmail.com. Ashtanga Yoga: Mysore – 6-9am. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-682-9642. AbsoluteYogaStudio.com. 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. 516-632-9626.BNFYoga.com. 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. 516-9449642. OmSweetOmYoga.com. Baby and Me Yoga – 11am-12pm. With Joanna Asher. The perfect way to spend some peaceful bonding time with your little one and meet other like-minded caregivers as well. Yoga Nanda: Long Beach, 52 E Park Ave, Long Beach. 516-889-0808. Yoga-Nanda.com. 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. BNFYoga.com. 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. HarmonyYogaAndDance.com. 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. BNFYoga.com. 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@yahoo.com. 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. HarmonyYogaAndDance.com. YinYoga – 8:15-9:30pm. See Sun listing. Om Sweet Om Yoga, 12 Irma Ave, Port Washington. 516-944-9642. OmSweetOmYoga.com.

tuesday Gentle Yoga for Healthy Aging – 10-11:15am. See Mon listing. Om Sweet Om Yoga, 12 Irma Ave, Port Washington. 516-944-9642. OmSweetOmYoga.com. 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. AbsoluteYogaStudio.com. Breathe, Flow and Meditate – 5pm. See Mon listing. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626. BNFYoga.com. 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 Arden@ArtTherapy.us. 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

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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. AbsoluteYogaStudio.com.

psychic abilities and perform a reading. Workbook/ CD. Customized programs also available. $125/ class; $975/8-wk course. NY Center for Clairvoyant Development, 150 Bayview Ave, Port Washington. 516-423-1794. Tori@YourPsychicSelf.net. YourPsychicSelf.net.

psychic abilities and perform a reading. Workbook/ CD. Customized programs also available. $125/ class; $975/8-wk course. NY Center for Clairvoyant Development, 150 Bayview Ave, Port Washington. 516-423-1794. Tori@YourPsychicSelf.net. YourPsychicSelf.net.

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. BNFYoga.com.

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. BNFYoga.com.

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: 516330-8998. HarmonyYogaAndDance.com.

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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. AbsoluteYogaStudio.com.

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. AbsoluteYogaStudio.com.

wednesday Gentle Yoga for Healthy Aging – 10-11:15am. See Mon listing. Om Sweet Om Yoga, 12 Irma Ave, Port Washington. 516-944-9642. OmSweetOmYoga.com. 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. AbsoluteYogaStudio.com. Breathe, Flow and Meditate – 5pm. See Mon listing. Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361B Atlantic Ave, Freeport. 516-632-9626. BNFYoga.com. 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 Arden@ArtTherapy.us. 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

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Vinyasa Flow: Level 1/Basics – 6pm. All levels. Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury. 516-6829642. AbsoluteYogaStudio.com. 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@gmail.com.

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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: OmSweetOmYoga.com. 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. BNFYoga.com. 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. BNFYoga.com. Refuge Recovery – 8-9pm. With Chris Webel. These meetings are open to and appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. Free. Yoga Nanda: Long Beach, 52 E Park Ave, Long Beach. 516-889-0808. Yoga-Nanda.com.

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. BNFYoga.com. 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. HarmonyYogaAndDance.com.


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Connecting you to the leaders in natural healthcare and green living in our commmunity. To find out how you can be included in the Community Resource Guide, visit NaturalAwakeningsLI.com for guidelines and to submit entries (under “advertise” tab.}

CHIROPRACTOR CENTER FOR THE ALIGNMENT OF BODY, MIND & SPIRIT Dr. Gina Marino • Wantagh 516-221-3500 • Align-Me.com 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 29.

COLON HYDROTHERAPY CLEANSING CONCEPTS

Locations in Smithtown and Garden City 516-640-5322 • CleansingConceptsWorld.com 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 25.

DOCTORS LONG ISLAND ALTERNATIVE & INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

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

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 5.

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

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.

ESSENTIAL OILS PAMELA RICH

Essentially Powerful Worldwide 516-624-2332 GoTo.OilsForEveryday.com 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 43.

FENG SHUI DREAMER FENG SHUI

516-817-8781 Anahid@DreamerFengShui.com 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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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.

GOLDEN DENTAL WELLNESS

444 Community Dr, Ste 204, Manhasset 516-627-8400 • GoldenSmile.com 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 9.

HYPNOSIS/ PAST LIFE REGRESSION DIVINE DIRECTIONS HYPNOSIS & SPIRITUAL COUNSELING SERVICES Rev. Diane Monks, CH, LMSW - Wantagh 516 826-5859 DivineDirectionshscs@gmail.com DianeMonks.com

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 31.

INTUITIVE HEALER MICHELLE STEWART

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.

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MEDICAL WELLNESS CENTER INTEGRATIVE HEALING CENTER & SPA

560 Northern Blvd, Ste 109, Great Neck 516-676-0200 IntegrativeHealthManhasset.com 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 31.

PSYCHIC CLAIRVOYANT READINGS & CLASSES

516-423-1794 • Tori@YourPsychicSelf.net YourPsychicSelf.net 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 33.

NATUROPATHIC FINKER WELLNESS

Bellmore 516-765-3272 • Dr.Finker.com 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 13.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY 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 11.

66 Commack Rd, Ste 204, Commack 631-462-0801 • CreatingWellnessLI.com

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

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 41.

WELLNESS CENTER EVERVEDA AYURVEDIC WELLNESS CENTER

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The Healing Center 200 W 57th St, Ste 807 New York 212-581-0101 DrHowardRobins@gmail.com 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.com 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 39.

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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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1 Guilles Ln, Woodbury 516-682-YOGA AbsoluteYogaStudio.com 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 21.

BREATHE N FLOW YOGA STUDIO

361b Atlantic Ave, Freeport 516-632-9626 BreatheNFlowYoga.com 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 13.

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

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 29.

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