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ur June issue begins the 11th year of my publishing career. The last 10 years have been a tremendous adventure, both professionally and educationally. What started as a belief in natural healing through personal experience has evolved into a mission to publish a natural solution for every diagnosis. A side benefit is a personal lifestyle that continues to improve with each edition. I’m grateful for the community’s support not only in the Lehigh Valley, but in Northeast Pennsylvania, where in 2013, I took over the edition started by my friend Kim Baldwin. Health care has changed dramatically in those 10 years. Not a day goes by without debate about how to move forward to ensure the best possible standard of care for Americans. Unfortunately, the debate has focused more on costs, coverage, subsidies, deductibles and co-pays, than on achieving the kind of wellness that allows us to fully experience our lives. What was true then and is still true now is that if we want to live healthy, it is up to us individually to learn about our own bodies and proactively maintain our own health through education, proper diet, regular exercise and addressing our spiritual, emotional and social well-being. This will be true as long as humans walk the Earth, and we should never cede control, no matter what is promised in return. A eureka moment for me was the concept of addressing root causes of disease or illness, rather than trying to just stop the symptoms. The term ‘holistic health practitioner” sums up this philosophy perfectly on page 35. Treating the cause can take some expert advice and diagnostic expertise, but often the solution is simple and the remedy is very inexpensive compared to modern medical procedures. Natural health practitioners follow the Hippocratic oath by recommending naturally derived nutrients that address the cause and “do no harm”. I recently lost a significant amount of weight through an inexpensive holistic weight-loss program offered at my gym. I have been amazed by how many small areas of discomfort in my body have disappeared as the weight came off. My vital signs have improved and I have decreased my risk of heart disease, which happened to be my biggest predisposition concern. No one can tell me that natural health protocols do not work. I have experienced them. Not every protocol works for every person, because we are all biologically individual, but with the right guidance and nutritional support, I do think many of our health issues could be resolved. I’m looking forward to the next 10 years of bringing both cutting-edge and timeless ancient protocols in these pages each month. I wish all the best for our readers that strive for optimal health.
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newsbriefs Frey’s Better Foods Celebrates 34 Years
Powerful Films About the Healthcare Crisis
rey's Better Foods, in Hellertown, will be celebrating 34 years in business on Saturday, June 3 with anniversary celebration, line drive sales and product specials. Owners Diane and Bruce Haas will host product demonstrations and tastings in addition to a raffle for ten product gift baskets. and gift certificates. Product line discounts for supplement lines including Solgar, Mega Foods, Twin Lab and Nordic Naturals are up to 25% off during the event. Taste tasting for Garrett Valley Meats, So Delicious ice cream and #6 Depot Coffee will be sampled. Established in 1983 by the Frey family, Frey’s continues to meet the growing needs of modern consumers with a full line of groceries, bulk foods, local pasture-raised meats, tofu, raw milk, dairy-free milks and gluten-free products to go along with supplements. “Our goal has always been to keep Hellertown and the surrounding community healthy,” says Diane Haas. “Our customers' needs for healthy living do not change but their knowledge of the food industry has changed dramatically. Families are more aware and more concerned with how their kids eat. People are seeing what’s happened to our conventional food supply and they are making different choices. We want to thank our loyal customers and invite everyone to stop in during the month of June and get to know us.”
OWER Northeast is hosting screenings and talk backs for Fix It and Big Pharma, featuring Richard Master, the producer of both films. Mr. Master will be joined by advocates and community leaders on a panel to engage in conversation as well as answer audience questions following both screenings. Fix It Screening will be held 6 to 8 p.m., June 19. This documentary goes deeply into the heart of the current healthcare crisis. Despite recent reforms, Americans remain vulnerable to economic catastrophe with a serious illness or injury. Fix It provides a solution to America’s runaway healthcare costs. The Big Pharma Screening will be held 6 to 8 p.m., June 21. The natural economic forces of supply and demand for pharmaceuticals have been disrupted. Learn about why our prescription drug prices are out of control, who really benefits from our current system and how we can fix it. Both screenings will take place at the Civic Theatre of Allentown, Theatre514 located at 514 North 19th Street in Allentown. Started by two Morning reporters in 1927 as “Civic Little Theatre,” the current day Civic Theatre of Allentown relies on the creativity, passion and inspiration of the staff members, the board and the thousands of volunteers that are mutually invested in its growth and success.
Frey’s Better Foods is located at 1575 Main Street, in Hellertown. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. See ad on page 47.
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newsbriefs Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Workshop
Come Celebrate the Summer Solstice With Us at our Ninth Annual
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nna A. Gaitanos, MEd, will be offering a Positive Psychology & Well-Being workshop at 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 17, to discuss the elements of a positive psycholAnna Gaitanos, Med ogy approach based on the work of leading psychologists, including well-being measurements of positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and achievement. “Positive Psychology utilizes more of what you already have to make your life more fulfilling”, states Gaitanos. “Maybe you have been considering making some changes professionally, maybe you would like to de-clutter or become more organized, maybe you want to start taking better care of your health or making more time for family and friends. This seminar is based on the understanding that everyone already has everything that they need to have a better life. You can learn how to prompt more positive emotions into your daily experience by utilizing your top strengths and create a personalized plan to make changes toward better well-being, increase resilience to stress, and ultimately feel more fulfilled at the end of each day.” $25. Location: 65 E. Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 412, Bethlehem. Pre-register at 484-226-7187 or stage4change.com. See ad page 58.
Platelet-Rich Plasma for Sexual Health
zani Medical Spa, in Bethlehem, is now offering platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a safe, non-surgical outpatient therapy, to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and vaginal desensitization. PRP cells are naturally occurring in our own blood, and when concentrated and reintroduced into the individual’s own body, the treatment can greatly improve intimacy without the side effects of medication. ED affects as many as 30 million men. Most men have problems with erections from time to time, but when this happens more than half of the time, then ED may be present. The focus of the Azani treatment is the Priapus Shot for ED. For women, achieving a fulfilling orgasm requires vaginal and clitoral sensitivity. Vaginal abrasion, aging, prescription drugs, birth control medications, estrogen imbalance and poor vaginal peripheral circulation may lead to the desensitization sensitivity receptors. PRP treatment can improve sensitivity and restore pleasure. Location: 3101 Emrick Blvd. Ste. 201, Bethlehem. For a confidential consultation, call 610-625-3000. See ad page 46.
Floating for Harmony
t Metta Relaxation Co., people can experience the rich, meditative state of weightlessness while floating to escape the chains of everyday stress and gain inner peace. Owner Stephanie Bealer says, â€œFloatation is the one-size-fits-all key to true harmony within ourselves. Our other relaxation services can help lower your cortisol levels. Floating is not just a special occasion kind of thing; none of our services are. The real benefit is in doing these therapies on a regular basis, and that's what people are realizing; their bodies, minds, and lives are better for it!â€? Each custom float tank contains 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt that helps reduce inflammation, regulate electrolytes and ease chronic pain. Others use flotation for visualization, concentration, and enhanced creativity. Location: 618 W. Broad St., Bethlehem. For appointments, call 610-419-2044 or visit MettaRelax.com. See ad page 58.
ChildLight Yoga Training for Professionals this Summer
hildLight Yoga provides evidenceinformed yoga and mindfulness education to youth and training for professionals that support their wellbeing. The simple and effective strategies we share promote resilience, positive perceptions, good health habits and mindful awareness, empowering children to excel at school, at home and in life. These sustainable programs are implemented in schools and communities worldwide. Classes include Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Teacher Training on June 10 and 11; Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training on June 26 and 27; Yoga & Mindfulness for Children: Advanced Teaching Concepts Teacher Training on June 28 and 29; Yoga & Mindfulness In Schools Teacher Training on August 3 and 4; Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens & Teens Teacher Training from August 4 through 6; Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training from August 11 through 19; and Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training on October 28 and 29. All classes held at The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E 4th St., Bethlehem. For more details about dates and registration, visit ChildLightYoga.com. See ad page 16.
Summer Peace Camp in Allentown
he Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern (LEPOCO) will hold their annual Young People Making Peace summer day camp, from 9 a.m. to noon, July 17 through 21, at the First Presbyterian Church, in Allentown. The camp comprises five mornings of stories, songs, games, crafts and learning activities related to the broad topic of peace and justice, for children ages 5 through 14 that have completed kindergarten to eigth grade. The camp is sponsored by the LEPOCO Peace Center. LEPOCO is a non-profit citizens group of more than 1000 members, primarily in the Lehigh Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania. LEPOCO members share a vision that we can build a sane and more just world. Gathering strength from our diversity, we work together and as individuals for nonviolent change, starting in our own community. For more information, call 610-691-8730, email lepoco@fast. net or visit lepoco.org.
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ender Empowerment is conducting a new workshop designed to help discover â€œthe best youâ€?, at 6:30 p.m., June 21, at the Mary Meuser Library Annex, in Northhampton. The workshop will include a guided self-discovery meditation, a lesson on how to write empowering affirmations, creating a vision board to materialize dreams and desires and more. Participants may bring special pictures or printouts for their vision board. These techniques have been shown to help add clarity, increase the level of goal awareness and help you reach our goals. Tender Empowerment is located in Williams Township, and owner Becka Bossons is a certified hypnocoach. Using hypnosis and life coaching techniques, she helps people reach their goals. Cost is $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Location: 1803 Northampton St., Easton PA. Register (suggested) at Becka@ TenderEmpowerment.com. For appointments in person or virtually, call 484-373-9796 or visit TenderEmpowerment.com. See ad page 57.
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he Grocery Outlet, in the Tilghman Square shopping center, in Allentown, offers each customer a chance to “win what you saved” in a monthly drawing. The store offers deep discounts for natural, organic, specialty health (NOSH) items, based on strategic purchasing from national and regional producers. In addition to standard grocery store items, the outlet specializes in products defined as NOSH-fulfilling criteria that include minimally processed, free of artificial ingredients and preservatives; meeting U.S. standards for organic; premium quality, gourmet and artisanal products; or meeting special dietary considerations such as gluten-free, dairy-free and diabetic-friendly. Manager John Strong says “customers can save up to 60% off so the drawing value can be significant. We make strategic buys from producers to help our customers save money. Shop us first to save the most on your purchase on your first stop. When you find something you like, stock up and stop by often, as our inventory changes regularly. Expect to find the unexpected.”
City Kids Get a Breather
olunteer families are needed again this year to take a Fresh Air child along for the ride, run through the sprinkler in the grass or take a jaunt around the block with the dog. Welcoming a child to a home for a week or two isn't about planning lots of activities. It's about grass-stained knees and sandy feet, opening our heart and changing a life. The Friendly Towns Program has been placing underprivileged urban youth with host families for a unique summer experience since 1877. In that time, 1.8 million children have participated in these Fresh Air experiences, where each day is an exploration of nature and journey of discovery. The Fresh Air Fund is more than just an escape from the city. It is an opportunity to unlock New York City children’s limitless potential.” The nonprofit Fresh Air Fund provides free, enriching summer experiences and academic programs for New York City children year-round. During the summer, children visit volunteer host families along the East Coast and southern Canada, where they learn about new environments and skills that they can bring back to their communities. For more information, visit FreshAir.org.
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Laser Eliminates Toenail Fungus
ccording to the American Academy of Dermatology, fungal infections cause about half of all nail disorders. They are more common in toenails because the toes often are confined to a warm, moist, weight-bearing environment. Twin Rivers Podiatry uses lasers to kill fungus while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. The laser used in toenail fungus treatment doesn't affect surrounding tissue, so there is no pain, side effects, adverse reactions or complications. The FDA-approved treatment is an alternative to prescription medications and the in-office procedure is safe, effective and virtually painless with no downtime from your regular activities. Dr. Robert Kaplan provides all types of foot and ankle solutions including ExtraCorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) a FDA approved non-invasive treatment for achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis, commonly associated with heel spurs.
Children’s March for Humanity
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Lehigh Valley Sustain-a-Ball Th e R e n e w LV 2017 Sustain-aBall fundraiser is a celebration of Lehigh Valley efforts to protect and preserve the region’s farmland, to be held from 6 to 10 p.m., June 17, at the Allentown Brew Works. The evening will include an authentic Lakota ceremony, hors d’oeuvres, pasta bar, dessert, music, dancing and a silent auction. Funds raised will go to the Farmland Preservation Campaign. Entertainment includes dancing to easy listening jazz standards performed by The Austin Kruczek Group, which includes guitar, trombone, piano and bass. Additionally, this magical evening will include hoop dancing and Native American flute from internationally renowned Native American performing artist Delwin Fiddler, Jr. This event will be a great time to connect with old friends and meet new ones from around the region that care about food sustainability, the environment and supporting farmland preservation. Tickets are $50 at Tinyurl.com/sustainaball; no dress code. Location: 812 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. For more information, call 917-288-3936 or email email@example.com. See ad on page 51.
Free TDI/Health through Awareness Webinar
hermographic Diagnostic Imaging/Health through Awareness will host a free holistic health webinar, The Addiction Food Revolution, from 7 to 8 p.m., June 28, with Pati Reiss, BA, a certified holistic health coach, nutrition recovery coach, educator and chef. Reiss is passionate about the epidemic of substance abuse disorder and offers practical treatment tools and education regarding Pati Reiss, BA, CHHC “the missing link” in addiction recovery: the nutritional aspect. Her work focuses on teaching and coaching healthy lifestyle upgrades, addiction/mental health nutrition recovery and holistic gourmet cooking. She uses nutrition, food, amino acid therapy, meditation and movement in her practice and helped create the Pro-Recovery 5 Star Diet to achieve vibrant health, hope and recovery. Reiss holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services and Special Education from Trinity College, in Vermont, and graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2000. She is the author of The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure For more information and to register, call 856-596-5834 or visit tdinj.com. See ad on page 37.
Find Enlightenment at Solstice Expo & Holistic Fair in New Hope
he Society for Metaphysical Enlightenment invites participants to tune into t h e i r b o dy, mind and spirit and experience the love of higher consciousness at the Ninth Annual Solstice Expo & Holistic Fair, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on June 17 and 18, at New Hope Eagle Firehouse. Guest speakers are scheduled every hour and will include presentations by Annabella Wood, John Schaeffer, Rose Moyer with Judy Kay, Thalia Alexiou, Suzanne Werfelman, Elizabeth Joyce, Corbie Mitleid, Chris Gage, Katherine Wolff, Susan Stein and Sera Hwang. Topics will range from decluttering the mind to embracing spiritual frontiers, and everything in between. “This is our ninth year of presenting quality programs, products, people and services to the general public. We are especially pleased that we have new holistic programs and vendors,” says Expo founder and organizer Tony Kenton. “Come join us and experience new thoughts, products. This New Hope Eagleconcepts, Fire House is all about you and your future. Enjoy 46theNorth Sugan highest level ofRoad the Solstice energy in a festive, fun-loving of New Hope, PA 18938 consciousness -1437 environmentally like-minded people.” Area energy healers and practitioners, along with mind-body therapists and holistic practitioners, will offer massage and stress management techniques FEATURING: and many more healing modalities. jewelryEvery and crystals will also GuestArtwork, Speakers Hour be displayed for purchase, along with a a Psychics · Energy Healers natural food court.
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helsea Manganaro, owner of the Nearme Yoga studios in Moosic and Peckville, will host the Third Annual Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) Yoga Fest from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 10 at the Water Park at Montage Mountain, in Moosic. The festival—focused on yoga and promoting an overall healthy lifestyle—offers a diverse array of yoga instruction for every age and level yogi from beginner to advanced. Classes will include exploration of vinyasa, kundalini, restorative, chakra flow, acro yoga, yin and more. The festival will feature some of the best instructors from all over the country including Alanna Kaivalya, from New York City, and Pete Guinosso of San Francisco. “We plan to provide our guests plenty of reasons to visit the NEPA Yoga Festival through yoga, art, music, presentations, shopping, socializing, healthy food and a healing tent that will be added this year,” says Manganaro, the festival’s founder and director. “Since the first year, the yoga community has significantly grown in the United States in general and I cannot wait for June 10 to share my passion and excite-
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Hawk Mountain presents the 2017 Warden Award
awk Mountain Sanctuary presented long-time volunteer and former board member Jack Holcomb with the prestigious Hawk Mountain Warden Award on May 12 at Jack Holcomb the Sanctuary’s Benefit for the Birds gala held at Bear Creek Mountain Resort. This award is recognized as the organization’s highest honor. In 1934, Maurice and Irma Broun were the first to protect the newlyformed Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, turning away the hawk shooters and encouraging people to watch the hawks and enjoy the view instead. Eighty years later, Warden Award recipients are people like Maurice who have made exceptional contributions to Hawk Mountain in the form of leadership or special merit. The physical Warden Award is a replica of the badge worn by Maurice in the early days of Hawk Mountain. Jack Holcomb received this award due to his admirable 40 plus years of service for the Sanctuary, which included volunteering behind the bookstore counter or at the trail entrance as the “Keeper of the Gate.” His friendly demeanor, welcoming smile, knowledge of Hawk Mountain and birds were an invaluable asset to Hawk Mountain. His duties often extended to counting migrants at North Lookout, as well as data entry and general office duties on the Mountain. He also served as a member of the Hawk Mountain Board of Directors in the 1990s. Dr. Laurie Goodrich, Director of Long-term Monitoring at the Sanctuary, worked closely with Jack throughout the years; “Jack defined the meaning of Keeper of the Gate at Hawk Mountain, welcoming all visitors and members with a big smile, sharing his natural history knowledge, and making everyone feel special. Many people visited on
Mondays over the years just to see him!” In addition to his time on the Mountain, Jack has been a long-time member of the Baird Ornithological Club of Reading, PA, serving as president a few times. He participated in several Christmas Bird Counts for decades, including the Hamburg Christmas Bird Count Area, with which he helped since the 1970s. Jack was also awarded the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
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he importance of calcium for bone health in women is widely known. Now a new study suggests that a diet of foods considered low-inflammatory, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, may help reduce bone loss and fracture risk. Researchers from Ohio State University calculated the dietary inflammatory index (DII) of 160,191 participants using data from the Women’s Health Initiative clinical trials’ baseline food frequency questionnaires.
Comparative DII data were then recorded three and six years later among 10,290 study participants to determine any changes in their individual scores. Results were also compared with the number of hip fractures reported annually for the subjects, along with bone mineral density levels from the subgroup. Women with lower DII scores had less bone loss in their hips after six years.
CALIFORNIA WINS CANCER LABEL CASE AGAINST MONSANTO’S ROUNDUP
Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Kapetan has ruled that the state of California will require Monsanto to place a cancer warning label on the company’s Roundup weed killer. The ruling is the first of its kind in the U.S. and comes after a branch of the World Health Organization labeled the product’s primary ingredient, glyphosate, as a “probable human carcinogen.” Glyphosate, an odorless and tasteless toxin, has been manufactured by Monsanto for more than 40 years and sold in more than 160 countries. Monsanto will have one year to affix the warning label to all relevant products. natural awakenings
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Many Americans have been confused by the “Sell By” labels on groceries for 40 years. Now, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the two largest industry trade groups, are adopting voluntary standardized regulations to clarify. Instead of using up to 10 different phrases to communicate safety, they have settled on just two: “Use By”, a safety designation to indicate when perishable foods are no longer good; and “Best if Used By”, an estimate of when the manufacturer thinks the product should be consumed for peak flavor. Studies show that consumers generally believe the current labels all signal whether a product is safe to eat, and that it will still be okay well after its so-called expiration date. At the same time, prematurely tossed groceries dominate landfills and produce greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and a coalition of environmental groups have been urging the industry to clear this up. The change is scheduled to take hold in July 2018.
Driverless Cars Promise Safety and Savings Hyundai demonstrated its Ioniq autonomous, or driverless, hybrid car concept at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, demonstrating that such vehicles— equipped with sophisticated sensors, GPS and computers—could be for sale within five to seven years. Safety is paramount. Estimates for the U.S., based on a 2013 Eco Center for Transportation study, projected that if 90 percent of vehicles were autonomous, the number of driving-related deaths would plummet from an annual 32,400 to approximately 11,300. “Drivers are excited that driverless cars will offer 90 percent fewer U.S. traffic accidents, 40 percent lower insurance costs, the end of drunk driving accidents and newfound freedom for seniors and people with disabilities,” says Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association. Its 2016 report Self-Driving Vehicles: Consumer Sentiments found that nearly 75 percent of consumers surveyed like the proffered benefits. In Driverless, authors Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman highlight significant ecological benefits, including McKinsey research findings that driverless cars will yield up to 20 percent fuel savings, and a corresponding reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Their smoother driving also extends a vehicle’s life. Ford intends to deliver a fully autonomous vehicle for ride sharing in 2021, according to Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company president and CEO. Companies such as Uber and Lyft already are testing driverless vehicles in pilot cities.
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Banning Bags Is Making a Difference Governments worldwide are taking control of a pollution problem with bans on different forms of plastic, including shopping bags. The Indian state of Karnataka has completely banned the use of plastic. No wholesale dealer, retailer or trader can now use or sell plastic carrier bags, plates, cups, spoons, cling film or even microbeads.
San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ban plastic shopping bags in 2007, and in 2014 it banned plastic water bottles on city properties. Since then, they have included Styrofoam and thermocol (polystyrene). Hawaii introduced a ban on single-use plastic bags in 2015. Coles Bay, Tasmania, was the first town in Australia to ban disposable plastic bags in 2003, using 350,000 fewer than in 2002. Ethiopia, France and Morocco have followed suit. It’s all part of a global movement to protect the life of oceans and other bodies of water. Take the Greenpeace Plastic Pledge at Tinyurl.com/TakeThePlasticPledge.
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Common Agrichemicals Endanger Hundreds of Species Under the Obama administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found in its first rigorous nationwide analysis of the effects of pesticides on endangered species, that 97 percent of the 1,800-plus animals and plants protected under the Endangered Species Act are likely to be harmed by malathion and chlorpyrifos, two commonly used pesticides; another 78 percent are likely to be hurt by another, diazinon. But now the new EPA administration under President Trump has declined to ban chloripyrifos; the decision may be challenged in court. All three pesticides are organophosphates widely used on crops such as corn, watermelon and wheat. Last year, the World Health Organization announced that malathion and diazinon are probable carcinogens. Based on the EPA’s conclusions, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service will issue biological opinions to identify mitigation measures and changes to pesticide use to ensure that targeted products will no longer potentially harm any endangered species. As part of a legal settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity, the biological opinions are due by December.
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An amendment to a law that governs the cosmetology industry in Illinois recognizes that the relationship between hairdressers and their customers may help curb domestic abuse and sexual assault. Salon workers are required to take one hour of training every two years to know the signs and provide resources to help clients. Without the training, cosmetologists, hairstylists, nail technicians and aestheticians will not be able to renew their licenses. Angela Smith, a Chicago hairstylist, has heard many whispers of mistreatment by spouses or partners, of being choked, chased or emotionally abused. â€œEverybody doesnâ€™t talk, but once you build a relationship, it comes up,â€? she says. The law does not require salon workers to act on their suspicions, but helps them to recognize warning signs and be equipped to pass along helpful information. Available support includes hotlines, safe houses, restraining orders and access to legal professionals.
Last year, the United Nations International Year of Pulses recognized dry peas, lentils and chickpeas because they are affordable, nutritious and have a low eco-footprint. New, innovative, plant-based proteins will extend the options. The Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition reported that vegetarians can save at least $750 annually over meat eaters by reducing or replacing consumption of animal products and switching to sources that adhere to higher animal welfare standards. The Impossible Burger simulates the sizzle, the smell and the juicy first bite of the real thing to rave reviews. The similar Beyond Burger is a hit at Whole Foods Markets. Tyson Foods is investing in the protein alternative company, Beyond Meat, and launching a $150 million venture capital fund to support plant-based foods. Some large German meat producers are also seeking to diversify with plant-based versions of traditional meaty favorites.
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Tips to Avoid and Treat Poison Ivy Rash Avoiding even slight contact with poisonous vines that secrete toxic oil goes far in preempting nasty blistering, skin pain and itching. If contact occurs, natural remedies can help prevent and diminish symptoms. Recognition helps. In the North and West, itâ€™s usually a shrub; in the East, Midwest and South, a vine. Watch out for a cluster of three leaves; the color changes seasonally. For outdoor walks or hikes, maximize skin protection by wearing long-sleeved shirts, hats, rubber gloves, socks and closed-toe shoes. Also thoroughly rinse skin that may have come into contact with poison ivy in lukewarm soapy water using a washcloth or hand towel for friction as soon as possible to remove the damaging oil (video at Tinyurl.com/ Wash-Off-Poison-Ivy). n Stay watchful; a rash sometimes doesnâ€™t appear for 12 to 72 hours after contact (aad.org). n If a rash develops, soak in cool water baths containing an oatmeal-based product like Aveeno or oatmeal soap. n Lavender, peppermint, tea tree, Roman chamomile, myrrh, eucalyptus and cypress essential oils all offer anti-inflammatory and other soothing properties (recipes at NewHealthAdvisor.com/Essential-Oils-for-Poison-Ivy.html) n Natural treatments found at DrAxe.com include applying apple cider vinegar or brewed and chilled black tea; their tannins and other compounds lower inflammatory reactions. n To reduce itching, GlobalHealingCenter.com suggests baking soda baths and pastes. Ditch the Itch Cream has natural ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal, oat extract, tea tree and neem oils that can provide temporary relief, according to Eartheasy.com. Applying cool paper towels may be helpful; also try witch hazel. Over-the-counter cortisone cream or even calamine lotion is a last resort. n Avoid scratching as an infection may develop through opening a blister. If breathing or swallowing worsens, eyes swell or a rash develops in or near the mouth, head to an emergency room or urgent care center.
On Fatherhood The Lifelong Lessons of Being a Dad by Ben Greenman
hat is being a father? It’s, at least in part, about beginning. It is rejuvenating to locate ourself near the start of a child’s life. There are so many chances to get it right. The thought that we might also get it wrong flits across our mind, but it’s gone before we can even shiver at its presence. It’s also about returning to that question again and again, each time failing to acquire additional insight. “What isn’t being a father?” is a better question. Being a father isn’t indifference, but neither is it a steady stream of calm wisdom or a place of consistent self-control or a clearly delineated set of exercises engineered to help produce
self-knowledge in offspring. Bridges are engineered. We stare into our little one’s eyes, beaming thoughts that we hope are received, translated and appreciated, waiting for a beam to come back to us. Child rearing is worked toward, clumsily, imperfectly, with a deep and near religious faith in trial and error. Children are refined over time with the assistance of many imperfect philosophies. When our second child opted in, my wife and I compared baby pictures of the two boys. “They look different,” I said. “That’s not why I’m looking at them,” she said. “I want to remember this.” I remember looking at the pictures with her only because she has told me about it.
If, in part, fatherhood is remembering things that did not exactly happen, it is also forgetting things that did happen, some transformative to a degree that I could not have imagined five seconds before they occurred. Afterwards, I knew I would never be the same again. But I was. As children grow, they are not the same again. Parenting boys instead of babies is already a grand departure from everything I have learned up until now and I am just coming to see that it will always be this way. Recently, in trying to figure out when a man that is not a father becomes a man that is a father, I remarked to my sons, “Even though I know being a father has changed me forever, I remember certain things that happened, but not as many as I would have thought.” My older son explained, “Maybe it’s because you are thinking of us more than yourself. Maybe you want time to pass so we can get to the next thing in our lives.” My younger son zeroed in, “The problem is that you think it’s parenting when really it’s childing.” He’s right. What is being a father? It’s letting someone else be a child. It’s suffering through certain kinds of abstract pain so that they don’t. It’s bearing the brunt of disappointments so that they can go on feeling invincible. It’s teaching how to forget as much as it is teaching how to remember… but it is still very near the beginning. Ben Greenman is a widely published author and journalist in Greater New York. Connect at BGreenman.com.
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START SMALL AND STAY COMMITTED by April Thompson
orn and raised in the Midwest, actress Molly Hagan moved west in the 1980s to pursue her dream of an acting career. Her childhood home was located alongside farmland that ended up being sold and quarried for limestone. “They kept buying more acreage and infringing on our life and landscape. It was hideous, and led me to want to conserve and protect the land and its beauty,” says Hagan. Committed to realizing her professional goals, she’s also dedicated to living eco-consciously and furthering conservation causes. Hagan lives with her partner, archaeologist Richard Guttenberg, in an energy-efficient home below the San Gabriel mountains in
Altadena, California. During her 30-plus-year acting career, Hagan has appeared in more than 30 films, including the classics Code of Silence, Some Kind of Wonderful, Sully and Election. Her many TV episode credits include Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Columbo, Friends, Seinfeld, The Golden Girls, Grey’s Anatomy and Bones; she was a regular on the popular Herman’s Head and beloved Unfabulous.
With so many dimensions to sustainability, what issue most moves you to make green lifestyle choices?
My chief concern is overpopulation. The most conscious environmental decision I ever made was not to have children; my decision is in no way a judgment on those that do. But I believe the warming world is grossly overpopulated, causing resources to become precious, and we must make ever wiser choices.
What are some of the conservation steps you have taken in your home and garden? When I had the means, I bought bigticket items to conserve electricity, like a Sun Frost refrigerator. When money was tight, I focused more on little things, like energy-efficient light bulbs, composting and recycling. When we bought our small home in sunny Southern California three years ago, we tore out the lawn and irrigation system and planted mostly native plants that require little to no watering. We have an organic vegetable garden, which we hand water using rainwater captured in rain barrels. We also capture our shower water and use it to water plants in summer and flush toilets in winter. Our house had no heating or cooling system, so we invested in ductless split-system heat pumps that cool and heat very efficiently. We knew we needed to do more, so we met with a home energy consultant. We followed through with doable improvements like chimney balloons, painting our flat roof with a reflective coating and weatherproofing windows and doors, while we saved toward doing more big things. Last year, we were able to take the plunge and installed recessed LED lighting, upgraded all
our windows and doors and insulated our home’s ceilings and floors. We also repurposed material saved from my former yoga studio for the flooring. The insulation has reduced our air conditioning use by 70 percent; despite living in the scorching San Gabriel Valley with little shade cover, we rarely have to turn it on. Our winter electricity bill is down 40 percent, so we’re already seeing a return on our investments, in addition to reducing our carbon footprint. We know we can still do more. We dream of going solar and adding a water reuse system. Next, we want to get everyone involved in planting trees in our neighborhood.
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It’s tough to have a small transportation footprint in Los Angeles. I took the bus a couple of times when I moved here, but it was difficult to make timesensitive shoots and auditions. Luckily, nearly everything I need is near our home, and I try not to travel far unless I’m auditioning. I’ve always bought small cars to save gas. I bought the first electric hybrid made by Honda, their futuristiclooking Insight. My last three cars have been a hybrid Toyota Prius.
Do you try to use your public profile to advocate for change? I’ve always focused on what I can do in my life to live simply and cleanly. The choices I’ve made come from my heart. I don’t carry statistics in my head, can’t quote experts and don’t consider myself an activist. I read up on eco-issues, get a visceral sense of what is right, and then try to lead by example. For example, after we tore out our waterand chemical-hungry lawn, our neighbors on both sides tore out theirs. It’s a simple, but powerful act. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.
Green Car Buying Tips Fuel Economy Plus Sales Incentives Equal Big Savings by Jim Motavalli
Abuelsamid, senior research analyst at hile some carmakers are Navigant Research. “We expect that filling showrooms with everlarger gas-guzzling sport util- to change in the next couple of years, when vehicles like the hybrid Ford ity vehicles (SUV) thanks to lower gas Explorer reach the public.” Navigant prices, some car buyers want to do just projects only 3.4 percent annual the opposite and go greener with their compounded growth in hybrid sales wheels. Fortunately, more eco-friendly by 2025, but a much more robust 31 options exist than ever before—many percent rise in battery-run electrics. of which come with surprising per “Conventional hybrids without sonal benefits in addition to a cleaner, a plug no longer have the halo they greener planet. once had,” says Bradley Berman, The green share of the U.S. auto founder of HybridCars.com. “The cutmarket, combining battery electrics, ting edge has moved to electric cars hybrids and plug-in hybrids, peaked at with ever-bigger battery packs and 3.8 percent in 2013, according to the longer electric range. With gas prices Automotive News Data Center. Despite at relatively low levels, the green car a record 59 models available now, the market remains a small niche.” share was just 2.87 percent in 2016. As Millennials—the generation that could be buying 40 percent of all new Getting a Green Bargain vehicles by 2020—fully emerge into the Many of the greener choices are now a marketplace, eco-car numbers could tremendous bargain for consumers. The zoom, although some think it’s possible federal government currently offers a they’ll by shunning car purchases for tax credit of up to $4,500 for electrified car-sharing services. vehicles, and many states kick in with “The market has continued to added subsidies. Highlights include maxshift to crossovers and big SUVs, and imums available for electric vehicles (EV) there aren’t many hybrid models availwith big batteries: California, $1,500 in able in those categories,” says Sam rebates, plus single-occupant use of the Lehigh Valley www.healthylehighvalley.com 30
high-occupancy vehicle lanes; Colorado, $5,000; Connecticut, $3,000; Delaware, $2,200; Maryland, $3,000; Massachusetts, $2,500; Michigan, $2,500; Pennsylvania, $2,000; Rhode Island, $2,500; Texas, $2,500; and Utah, $750. The Prius Prime is a prime example of the savings available. The acclaimed plug-in hybrid, with an electric range of 25 miles, starts at $27,100, before subsidies (starting prices are before destination costs). In California, it would be $21,100. This means this well-equipped plug-in hybrid is, for state purchasers, approximately $3,585 less than a base Prius liftback hybrid ($24,685). It’s a buyer’s market for green cars, as manufacturers incentivize them to meet federal and California fuel economy averages. Buyers are encouraged to act now before subsidies disappear. Hyundai is taking an interesting approach with its green Ioniq line, offering, beginning this year, affordable battery electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the same midsized car platform. “This is about freedom for the customer—they can choose the level of electrification that fits them,” says Mike O’Brien, Hyundai vice president of corporate and product planning.
Great Green Choices
Here are some more good choices.
Battery electric: Chevrolet Bolt
With the Bolt—GM’s first battery electric since the EV1—the buyer can get from zero to 60 miles per hour (mph) in 6.5 seconds from its 200-horsepower motor plus attain 238 miles of range from its huge, 60-kilowatt-hour battery, winning it 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year, Green Car Journal’s 2017 Green Car of the Year and 2017 North American Car of the Year from a jury of automotive journalists. Prices start at $36,620, but subsidies can top $10,000.
Audi A3 e-tron
Plug-in hybrid: Audi A3 e-tron
The power (204 horsepower) and zeroto-60 mph time capability is similar to the Bolt, but the A3 offers a more sumptuous cabin and Audiâ€™s celebrated driving dynamics. The electric range is a mere 16 miles, but 380 miles total using the 1.4-liter, four-cylinder gas engine. Prices start at $38,900, but it qualifies for a $4,500 federal tax credit and some state subsidies, too.
Hybrid car: Toyota Highlander
Mildly updated for 2017, the Highlander is the only three-row hybrid SUV currently available, making it worth considering. Good news includes a power increase in the 3.5-liter V-6 (to 306 horsepower), although thereâ€™s a small fueleconomy penalty. The hybrid is rated at 30 miles per gallon in the city, 28 highway and 29 combined. The bottom line cost starts at $36,270 without subsidies. Other worthy cars: The fuel cellpowered Honda Clarity, Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Tucson (for southern Californians); any of the Ioniqs; the versatile plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt; and the quick BMW i3 and i8 and Tesla Model S if the budget allows. Jim Motavalli is an author, freelance journalist and speaker specializing in clean automotive and other environmental topics. He lives in Fairfield, CT. Connect at JimMotavalli.com.
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A majority of Americans feel pain on a daily basis.
treated in emergency rooms for misusing prescription opioids, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Such statistics expose the magnitude of the problem of chronic pain. “It’s daunting, but there are many natural ways to address it that are inexpensive, effective and with what I call side benefits rather than negative side effects,” says Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, of Kona, Hawaii, author of the smartphone app Cures A-Z. Complementary, integrative or functional medicine, all names for a holistic approach to health care, offer a comforting wealth of gentle ways to address chronic pain, most of which the vast majority of conventional medical doctors are unaware, says Daniel Cherkin, Ph.D., senior investigator emeritus with the Group Health Research Institute, at the University of Washington, in Seattle.
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to the International Association for the ccording to the National Center for Health Statistics, 25 percent of Study of Pain, in Seattle. If chronic pain is affecting you, you Americans, or 76.2 million, are feel it and want relief—right now. suffering from pain that lasts more than 24 hours at this very moment: Ouch! Lower back pain alone keeps Watch Out for Opioids Americans from going to work a total Unfortunately, conventional medicine of 149 million days each year, costing often has little to offer most pain pathe U.S. economy $100 to $200 billion, tients. Even for something as pervasive reports the University of North Carolina as back pain, surgery and steroid injecat Chapel Hill. tions are usually an unsatisfactory first Other common types of chronic line of defense, having mixed results pain affect musculoskeletal tissues, knees, at best, seconded by prescriptions for hips or the neck. Migraines and severe addictive opioid painkillers. headaches plague 16.6 percent of adults Dr. Nora D. Vokov, director of the over 18, per a National Health and Nutri- National Institute of Drug Abuse, told tion Survey. Neurological discomfort can the U.S. Senate Caucus on International reach as high as 12.4 percent, estimates a Narcotics Control in 2014 that there study from the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, were an estimated 2.1 million people in Minnesota. Even visceral or organ pain the U.S. suffering from substance abuse associated with heart disease, cancer and disorders related to prescription opioid pelvic diseases occur in at least 20 perpain relievers in 2012. The problem is cent of the global population, according worsening. Every day, 1,000 people are Lehigh Valley www.healthylehighvalley.com 32
“Effective natural treatments include yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic, meditation, lifestyle changes and exercise,” notes Cherkin. “But since they’re not in most doctors’ medical training or learned repertoire for pain relief, patients aren’t offered the opportunity to try them.”
What Helps Relieve Pain
Here are just some of the many natural and affordable forms of pain relief.
Try the Yass method: Mitchell Yass, Ph.D., of St. John’s, Florida, author of The Pain Cure Rx, is busting the myth that musculoskeletal pain is often caused by osteoarthritis. “Arthritis or joint deterioration is rarely the cause of joint pain,” says Yass. He points out that 90 percent of people over 60 have herniated discs, but no associated pain. Yass treats patients based on his
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Address underlying trauma: Osteopath Maud Nerman, of Novato, California, author of Healing Pain and Injury, has broad experience in treating neurological problems and brain injuries and often focuses on physical and emotional trauma as an underlying cause of chronic pain. She explains that the autonomic nervous system that directs unconscious body functions like breathing, digestion and heartbeat is interrupted by such trauma. “Trauma literally shocks the nervous system,” she says. “The body cannot turn off the ‘fight-or-flight’ reaction, causing a firestorm of inflammation that can lead to a variety of serious diseases, overwhelming the body’s ability to manage its own healing.” Her work has showed how readjusting the body, restoring breathing and reactivating the autonomic nervous system can provide relief in short order.
Consider lifestyle, diet and supplements: “Pain is like the ‘check oil’ light on a car’s dashboard. It signals that something needs attention,” says Teitelbaum, author of Pain Free 1-23. “If the oil light goes on, putting a Band-Aid over it or smashing it with a hammer won’t help.” Teitelbaum recommends an energy optimization approach he dubs SHINE that addresses underlying causes of chronic pain that has worked for 91 percent of the people he’s treated for fibromyalgia and muscle pain. Sleep—Eight to nine hours a night helps replenish energy and heal muscles.
Hormones—Treat hormone imbalances even if lab tests are “normal”.
systems and persistent infections can lead to chronic pain.
Nutrition—In Teitelbaum’s studies, op-
timizing nutritional support, especially B vitamins, vitamin D, ribose, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and magnesium, was helpful. A healthy, high protein, low sugar diet is effectively complemented by a variety of herbs and nutrients, primarily curcumin, boswellia, willow bark and fish oil, nutrients that widespread studies show stop pain better than pharmaceuticals. He’s also a strong proponent of eliminating sugar entirely because it causes inflammation.
Exercise—Daily exercise speeds the healing process and after 10 weeks following the first four SHINE steps, will increase the capacity to exercise. For migraines, Teitelbaum advocates vitamin B2 (riboflavin). Numerous studies support the effectiveness of dosages of 400 milligrams per day to prevent migraines. After just six weeks of use, a German study published in the European Journal of Neurology shows thats taking a daily riboflavin supplement cut the number of migraine days in half for participants and significantly reduced the amount of migraine medication needed.
Tap for Relief: Also known as the
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Tapping Solutions founder Nick Ortner, of Newtown, Connecticut, says “Tapping sends a calming signal to the amygdala in the brain, turning off the fight or flight stress response and allowing the body to heal.” The physical tapping opens up the body’s energy meridians and allows them to relax so the natural healing process can take place, Ortner explains. EFT combines tapping on specific body points while repeating appropriate affirmative statements such as: “Even though I have this [pain], I love, accept and forgive myself.” He recalls a woman that arrived at a seminar he led with a toothache that had lasted for years. Doctors had done X-rays, seen an infection and prescribed antibiotics to no good effect. He asked her if she recalled when the pain began; without hesitation, she answered, “When my mother passed away unexpectedly.” “So we started working together and the pain reduced significantly right away and eventually disappeared completely,” says Ortner. A follow-up with her dentist showed no sign of the former problem. Up to now, the EFT research is positive. One study from the Energy Medicine University, in Mill Valley, California, found it helped people with chronic pain (some coping with severe fatigue and fibromyalgia) feel physically and emotionally better in as little as a month; another from the Foundation for Epigenetic Medicine, in Santa Rosa,
Yogic Breathing Brings Relief
n ancient yogic breathing practice, or pranayama, is used to rebalance the autonomic nervous system. Dr. Maud Nerman strongly recommends alternate nostril breathing for those that experience chronic pain caused by physical or emotional trauma.
observation that in up to 98 percent of the cases he sees, weak muscles are the underlying cause of joint pain, and strengthening them provides relief. He says his prescribed exercises are usually effective in days or a few weeks. “Pain is an indication of tissue in distress. For example, pain in the shoulder area is often an impingement of the bicep,” he says. His prescription is strengthening exercises using hand weights for the trapezoid, tricep and serratus anterior muscles. His book suggests a detailed self-diagnosis program and the necessary exercises to strengthen muscles and relieve joint pain (more at Tinyurl.com/YassIntroInfo).
Here’s a basic practice: n After folding the middle two fingers of the right hand down, press the right nostril closed. n Inhale to the count of four. n Hold both nostrils closed for a count of eight. n Release the right nostril and exhale to a count of eight. n Repeat on the other side. n Continue for at least three minutes, alternating sides throughout. natural awakenings
Hypnosis for Pain Management by Tom D’Ancona
here are times when an individual has exhausted all forms of pain management available and doctors are unable to help. Working alongside the medical field and consulting with the individual’s doctor, hypnotherapy offers a resource that can be used to manage pain. Using safe, proven, effective, and comforting hypnosis, this modality can be a supplement to traditional pain management routine. Once learned, selfhypnosis can become a regular practice of using the mind to relieve pain. With each individual experiencing their own unique pain, the hypnotherapist is able to customize the program to meet their specific needs. We work with individuals with chronic pain due to past traumas, migraine suffers, professional athletes and others with forms of pain that the medical field determined not caused by chronic illness. We can assist those that have been on medication for pain and are unable to obtain the relief needed in order to have a productive life. In general, A 5-PATH hypnotherapist uses a modern hypnotic induction into just the right level of hypnosis required to accomplish specific goals of the session. The hypnotherapist and client work together as a team going through the process, neutralizing old, limiting beliefs, emotions or habits that have caused the subject to not be as successful as desired regarding the specific issues including pain. The hypnotherapist will go beyond merely visualization techniques and suggesting changes to find the root cause of the problem and eliminate it, and then give suggestions for success, leading to long-term or permanent results.
Tom D’Ancona is a certified 5-PATH hypnotist at the Hypno Path Center, in Easton and Kimberton. For more information, call 610-248-2358 or visit HypnoPathCenter.com. See ad page 26. 34
California, showed substantially reduced trauma in institutionalized abused teenagers after just one EFT session. Meditation vs. Medication: Meditation may not resolve the underlying cause of chronic pain, but research from the University of Alabama demonstrates it can interrupt pain signals to the brain. It’s at least as effective as opioid painkillers in relieving chronic pain, according to a study led by Cherkin at the University of Washington. His team’s 342 subjects that had experienced back pain weekly for at least a year were offered either eight meditation and yoga classes, eight cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) sessions or just keeping up their own regular daily routines that did not include yoga and meditation. The results, recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, confirm what numerous other studies have reported: 44 percent experienced a
“meaningful reduction” in pain within six months of the meditation or CBT sessions, equal to results reported by people taking addictive opioid pharmaceuticals. More, the pain relief continued for up to two years, even if the subjects stopped doing actual sitting meditation. “Meditation changes the way people think about pain and how they develop skills to keep it from becoming a major focus in their lives,” observes Cherkin. Regardless of the mechanism, experts in a holistic approach to chronic pain relief agree that encouraging self-control, self-determination and self-empowerment makes a huge difference in patients’ abilities to control pain more naturally and effectively. Kathleen Barnes is author of numerous natural health books, including Our Toxic World: A Survivor’s Guide. Connect at KathleenBarnes.com.
How to Tap Away Pain
apping, or Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), soothes the body by turning off the “fight or flight” stress response that can cause inflammation and worsen pain, according to Tapping Solutions founder Nick Ortner, of Newtown, Connecticut. Here’s how to do it:
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Identify the problem (e.g., pain in back of neck). Rate the intensity of feelings about the problem on a scale of one to 10.
Compose a statement about it (e.g., “Even though I have intense neck pain today, I deeply and completely accept myself”).
Using one or two fingers on one hand, tap the “karate chop” area on the outer edge of the other hand while repeating the statement three times.
While repeating, e.g., “intense neck pain,” using firm, but gentle pressure, use either two or four fingers to tap these areas, on either side, five to seven times in sequences as follows: * side of eyebrow * side of eye * under eye * under nose
* chin * inner collarbone * under arm * top of head
Refocus on the original problem and rate its intensity. Restate what you’re feeling, as needed. Source: The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief, by Nick Ortner; instructional video at Tinyurl.com/JessicaOrtnerTapping.
Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Program by Tom Santanna
ver the last year, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has implemented the legislative Act 16 of 2016, allowing for a medical cannabis program, without any major delays. Regulations have been drafted and published, and applications for those interested in growing, processing and distributing medical cannabis have been submitted to the department for review. Seventeen qualifying conditions allow patients to receive medical cannabis therapy, including HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal or neurological indication of spasticity, inflammatory bowel, Huntington’s disease, Crohn’s disease, posttraumatic stress disorder, intractable seizures, glaucoma, autism, sickle cell anemia, neuropathy and pain, defined in the statute as “severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective.” Smoking or vaporizing of dried cannabis flowers, or buds, is not permitted as a legal means of consuming medical cannabis under the law, and dried flowers will not be sold at dispensaries. The forms allowed to consume medical cannabis in Pennsylvania as stated in Act 16 include oil, tincture, pill, topical gels, creams or ointments, and “a form medically appropriate for administration by vaporization or nebulization,” which means oil and extracts that could be used in a device such as a vape pen for consumption. There will be no cap on THC content, the principal psychoactive compound in cannabis, on any of the products. The law does not allow edibles such as cannabis-infused candies, cookies, etc. to be sold in dispensaries, and prohibits home growing of medical cannabis plants. Licenses for growing, processing and distributing will be
awarded as soon as summer 2017 and the program could be fully functional by the first quarter of 2018. Those that wish to consider cannabis therapy as a non-toxic, nonaddictive holistic health option for pain or any of the other 16 qualifying conditions must talk to a physician that has completed the required four-hour certification course and is registered to recommend cannabis therapy to a patient. Patients interested in medical cannabis therapy are strongly encouraged to talk with their doctors now and ask them if they plan to get certified to recommend medical cannabis. If the doctor recommends a patient
for cannabis therapy, the patient must register with the Pennsylvania Department of Health for a medical cannabis ID card and may then visit a licensed medical cannabis dispensary, where a pharmacist that is required to be on staff at all times will discuss which type of cannabis and method of consumption might be best for the patient’s symptoms; for example, pain. If a parent wants medical cannabis for their child that has one of the 17 qualifying conditions, they can register with the Department of Health for an ID as a caregiver. An adult patient can also designate another adult as a caregiver that will then register in a similar way as the parent or legal guardian. The department will make applications for caregivers available on its website. Information for physicians interested in learning more about medical cannabis and getting certified can be obtained from the only physician-run medical cannabis organization for doctors, Compassionate Certification Centers (CompassionateCertificationCenters.com). Information for potential patients, caregivers and doctors will be continually updated on the Pennsylvania Department of Health website as the program develops (Health.PA.gov). Tom Santanna is the president of Tom Santanna Strategic Consulting, a Harrisburg-based government relations practice that specializes in medical cannabis. Santanna is also a RYT-200 yogi. For more information, call 717-712-6873 or visit Tom Santanna.com.
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Stop Chasing Symptoms and Find Wellness by Dian Freeman
symptom is the body’s cry for help. It is trying to tell us there is a problem, either a deficiency or a malfunction of one or more of the body’s systems. If the symptom is due to a deficiency, it can be quickly reversed, but if long-term deficiencies have caused a systemic breakdown, eradicating the symptom is not addressing the cause. When symptoms are relieved by a practitioner’s treatment, the malfunction often manifests in another area of the body because the underlying problem has not been remedied. This “new” manifestation of what caused the original malfunction will then require further symptom-chasing using natural or medical tools, which can continue for years, leading to more severe conditions with each symptom chase. For example, eczema, acne or other skin lesions can simply be a vitamin B deficiency. If given vitamin B as a complex several times a day makes no headway against the problem, then more investigation is needed. Other
common skin vitamins can be tried, like vitamin A and zinc. Deficiencies should first be tried and given time to work. Unless the deficiency is rectified, any other treatment will be fruitless. If addressing nutritional deficiencies manifests signs of improvement, but not wellness, other options should be sought. Another common cause of skin problems is an overwhelmed liver that has become backed up because of a malfunctioning bowel. The bowel should be moving and emptying several times a day so the liver can function as it is intended by dumping toxins to exit through that way instead of through the skin. If the liver does not right itself after the bowel is working, it can then be addressed using the correct nutrients traditionally used to help the liver assume its natural function. The skin dysfunction was the person’s body “talking”. Look at a symptom as the body’s cry for help, usually in a place other than where the symptom manifests.
If the liver is overwhelmed, the body can enlist the aid of the body’s other cleansing organs, the bowel, kidney, lymph, lungs or skin. If the bowel and skin are not sent the liver’s load, kidney problems, a chronic cough or a lymphatic condition could result. However, after rectifying deficiencies, it usually it is the bowel that must be addressed and fixed first. When addressing symptoms, search for deficiencies first and foremost. Unless a deficiency is rectified, the body systems will remain out of balance and other symptoms will manifest one after another until a more dire condition manifests itself. How simple an answer to disease is feeding the body the nutrients it needs to balance itself. It is common knowledge that the modern diet rarely, if ever, meets the body’s nutritional needs. Supplementation is more important today than ever before. There are five or six basic supplements every person requires to maintain balance everyday because in today’s food theses nutrients are no longer found in adequate quantities. Some people need more, but unless these few supplements are taken daily and habitually, no one stays or gets well.
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healingways 243 shingles patients in 22 general practices in London with a control group of 483 individuals with no history of the ailment. Those eating less than one piece of fruit a week had more than three times the risk of herpes zoster versus those eating more than three a day. The same pattern occurred when they looked at combined fruit and vegetable intake. Capsaicin: Postherpetic neuralgia is a complication of shingles that can last long after initial symptoms disappear. Topical capsaicin, the spicy compound in hot peppers, may be an effective treatment. In a double-blind study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 32 elderly patients with chronic postherpetic neuralgia were treated with either capsaicin cream or a placebo. After six weeks, almost 80 percent of capsaicin-treated patients experienced relief. The researchers noted that because capsaicin avoids problems with drug interactions and systemic toxicity, it should be considered a first choice in management. A study of 143 Canadian patients in Clinical Therapeutics yielded similar results. Then, in a two-year followup of 77 of the patients, 86 percent showed continued benefits from the single six-week trial with no serious adverse effects. Acupuncture: In a Chinese study of acute shingles cases in the journal Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, 72 patients were randomly divided into two groups. One received acupuncture around the margins of the outbreak. The others received acupuncture plus moxibustion—a traditional Chinese therapy that burns dried mugwort near the skin—of the area around the needling. The acupuncture group had a relief rate of 85.3 percent, with the cessation of herpes eruptions, quicker scab healing and reduced residual neuralgia. Moxibustion-treated patients were cured within three days with a rate of 97.4 percent.
3 PROVEN RELIEF FOR SHINGLES
Six Drug-Free Ways to Preempt the Pain
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ne in three people will develop Vitamin C Therapy: According shingles (Herpes zoster) during to Dr. Thomas E. Levy, vitamin their lifetime. Although the C has been successfully used in painful skin eruptions last only a few treating shingles’ skin rash and weeks, chronic pain can persist for blisters. In one study by Dr. Frederick several months and seriously impair Klenner, eight such patients received quality of life long after the red rash 2,000 to 3,000 milligrams (mg) of marks disappear. vitamin C by injection every 12 hours, Also concerning is that the rate supplemented by 1,000 mg in fruit of shingles is on the rise, according to juice every two hours. Seven reported a multidisciplinary review of relevant complete pain relief within two hours literature by PLOS, a nonprofit openof the first of five to seven injections. access science publisher. The cause As early as the mid-20th century, may be widespread use of the chickena study by Dr. Mohammed Zureick of pox vaccine. A decade-long Australian 327 shingles patients demonstrated that study published in the Medical Journal vitamin C injections effected complete of Australia showed that as its use rose, resolution of the outbreaks in all of so did the incidence of shingles. them within 72 hours. Shingles is acknowledged as being far more serious than chicken pox. Dr. Fruits and Vegetables: Diets Joseph Mercola, founder of the healthlow in micronutrients includcare website Mercola.com, reports ing vitamins, minerals and shingles can also lead to neuropathy, antioxidants can increase the meningitis, hearing loss and blindness. risk by depressing the immune system. Fortunately, there are six safe and In a British community-based study effective drug- and vaccine-free ways to published in the International Journal prevent shingles or ease symptoms. of Epidemiology, researchers followed Lehigh Valley www.healthylehighvalley.com 38
Tai Chi: A study in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society found that tai chi boosts immunity to the varicella zoster virus. In a randomized trial of 112 healthy adults, one group did tai chi for 25 weeks while another received health education. After 16 weeks all were vaccinated with VARIVAX, the live, attenuated Oka/Merck varicella zoster virus vaccine. Results showed the tai chi group had nearly twice the levels of cell-mediated immunity to the virus compared to the control group; tai chi alone increased immunity about as much as the shingles vaccine plus yielded significant improvements in physical functioning, bodily pain, vitality and mental health. In a University of California-Los Angeles study, 36 men and women over 60 were assigned either to a tai chi or control group. For 15 weeks, the tai chi practitioners received three, 45-minute instruction classes a week; their cell-mediated immunity to the varicella zoster virus rose 50 percent plus they experienced significant improvements in physical functioning. Light Therapy: This In a study pub-property of Natural Awakenings and may not be reproduced in any other publication with ad is the lished in Photodermatology, sion of the publisher. Please review the proof carefully. Natural Awakenings is not responsible for any Photoimmunology & Photomarked. This ad will be published as it appears if the proof is not returned to us. If there are any quest medicine, 25 patients with this proof please call or email. severe pain in the first week of zoster rash were divided intoSignature: a prevention Date: / group (receiving the drug acyclovir for 10 days, plus UVB light therapy three times a week until pain relief was reached or a maximum of 15 sessions); a control group received just the drug. After one month, 58.3 percent of the light therapy patients were painfree, compared to 38.5 percent of the drug group. At three months, the ratios rose to 83.3 percent versus 53.8. The researchers concluded that UVB phototherapy in the acute stage of shingles might reduce the incidence and severity of lingering neuralgia. Margie King was a corporate attorney for 20 years before becoming a health writer in Lower Gwynedd, PA. Connect at IntegrativeMenopause.com.
Know the Risks Associated with Tattoos by Felicia Pasquale, NTP
attoos come in all shapes and sizes, can be put almost anywhere and are all the rage these days. In fact, according to the Pews Research Center, almost four out of every 10 people born after 1980 have at least one tattoo. How much, though, do we really know about how it is af-
fecting our health? Injecting dye underneath the skin creates tattoos. These dyes may be toxic to the body, create congestion in the lymphatic system and can interfere with neurological communication. The dyes used for tattoos have been approved by the FDA, but not for
internal use. It’s well known that certain dyes, whether in food, clothing or paint, can adversely impact our health. So, how much more do synthetic dyes harm us when it’s injected internally into our skin, which is the largest organ in our body? Exact ingredients contained in tattoo ink/dyes are not known due trade secrets; they are unique to each tattoo artist. It is known, however, that some tattoo inks contain a variety of chemicals and metals, such as mercury, nickel, cobalt blue and cadmium. The ingredients contained in tattoo inks alone are enough cause for concern, not to mention the toxins that may be contained in the carrier solutions, such as denatured alcohols, methanol, rubbing alcohol, antifreeze, detergents or formaldehyde. Possible chemicals and metals contained in tattoo inks can compromise one of the most important systems of the body: the lymphatic system. The lymphatics are part of the immune system. The primary function of the lymphatics is to cleanse the tissues of toxins and various chemicals or metals, as well as pathogens like bacteria, virus, fungus or parasites. The lymphatics consist of major lymph nodes located at
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time when many activities, from homework to shopping, are moving online. “How can you begin to limit kids’ screen time when teachers are increasingly using media?” queries Pediatrician Corinn Cross, who practices in Los Angeles. “It’s hard. None of us grew up with this level of technology, and it’s moving faster than any advice can.”
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FAMILY SCREEN TIME How to Set Boundaries in the Digital Era by April Thompson
inecraft. Pokemon. Snapchat. Digital media dominates childhood. That time youngsters used to spend playing with friends, being with family or sleeping has been zapped. According to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 8-to-10-year-olds are daily
exposed to nearly eight hours of onscreen media and heavy media users are twice as likely to report poor grades. Conscientious and concerned parents are setting limits on screen time and reclaiming family time. Experts, too, are working to define a “new healthy” at a
Cross co-authored the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) recently updated digital media guidelines, which shifted from strict time limits to greater flexibility for and within different age groups. For children under 18 months, the recommendation is to avoid media altogether outside of video chats with loved ones. In the older age ranges, the guidelines are less prescriptive and more about setting individual limits that ensure getting enough sleep and physical activity along with achieving other developmental needs. Cross believes excessive screen time is particularly detrimental for younger kids that have fewer waking hours and more developing to do. “Toddlers don’t learn well from screens, so you will have limited return from using screens for education,” she observes. Kathy Marrocco, an Oakland Township, Michigan, blogger with YourOrganicChild.com, initially worried about her kids’ potential adverse exposure to radiation from cell phone use. Her concern soon turned to other big impacts
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Prevent Screen Addiction Psychotherapist Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D., an addiction expert and ex-
ecutive director of The Dunes, a rehab clinic in East Hampton, New York, is even firmer about screen time, having seen some kids go off the digital deep end. Delaying the onset of screen exposure is the most critical step a parent can take, suggests Kardaras. “There’s no evidence to suggest media exposure is beneficial to child development. Most tech geniuses, including the founders of Google, Amazon and Apple, were not exposed to it until adolescence. “Treating digital addiction is challenging because you can’t be digitally abstinent in this society,” he continues. “Prevention is the key.” Digital media abuse can have lasting developmental impacts, according to Kardaras, author of Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking our Kids and How to Break the Trance. DrKardaras.com cites numerous studies on the effects of such intensive use, from increased prevalence of attention deficit disorder to higher rates of depression. Brain imaging studies from institutions such as the medical schools at Indiana
University and University of Utah have shown how heavy exposure to digital media has effects on the brain similar to substance addiction, reports Kardaras, affecting areas of the brain linked with functions like impulse control, brain connectivity and processing speed. In his practice, red flags for potential digital addiction include strong reactions when devices are taken away, disinterest in “offline” activities, worsening of interpersonal relationships and dropping grades. Modeling good practices is as important as monitoring kids’ behavior, suggests Cross. In her household, all electronic tablets and cell phones are kept in a drawer when not in use. “If I have work to do or have to take a phone call, I’ll go to another room, then come back and be present with the kids,” she says. “Quality, face-toface time is important.” Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.
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tell them to put their devices away,” advises Pediatrician Corinn Cross. HealthyChildren.org/MediaUsePlan offers a free interactive online tool to create a personalized family media use plan. If kids don’t comply with rules, Kathy Marrocco suggests turning the Wi-Fi off at night or taking away devices altogether. But don’t leave a void, cautions Cross. Substitute fun, fulfilling activities.
eeping the family in sync about the amount of digital media use is challenging. Here are some expert tips on maintaining a healthy balance.
Decide the ground rules — “Determine rules that make sense for everyone, and it’ll be much easier to get your kids on board, as they won’t see it as arbitrary when you
Be wary of even “good” screen time — Test educational apps before approving them for kids to ensure their quality and so parents can help reinforce the learning, says Cross. She likes CommonSenseMedia. org for parental reviews and information to filter media of all kinds, from apps and games to TV shows. Consider advocating for limiting screen time in local schools. “I asked
my boys’ elementary school not to give them portable devices until they were 10,” says Nicholas Kardaras, the father of 9-year-old twins.
Watch out for rewards — Some screen time is more mesmerizing for kids than others, according to Kardaras, who treats such addictions. Most video games are designed on a variable reward schedule, similar to slot machines, which intentionally stimulates players to chase future rewards. Consider stricter limits on such media.
Play first in the real world — Because it reduces overall exercise, screen overuse can contribute to obesity. Cross recommends prioritizing exercising before daily allotted screen time; after being online, it’s more difficult to engage kids in physical activity.
Backyard Pizza Party Grill Scrumptious Pizzas and Flatbreads by Claire O’Neil
ummer is high season for grilling when just about anything sizzled over high heat tastes great. Grill masters Karen Adler and Judith Fertig recently put this theory to the test when they fired up their grills—gas and charcoal—to cook bruschetta, panini, flatbreads and pizzas. The results tasted so good that they created a cookbook: Patio Pizzeria: Artisan Pizza and Flatbreads on the Grill. Here are a few pointers using a backyard charcoal-style approach, with toxin-free hardwood lump charcoal, or a barbecue gas grill. Grill grates can be plain or fancy, from a pizza stone to a high-heat pizza oven—all can bring out that charcoal earthiness.
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“No patio pizzeria repertoire is complete without a signature grilled bread. It’s one of the easiest and most flavor-
round.” Brush each oval with olive oil before transferring it directly onto the hot grill grate. When the dough bubbles up like a pancake, turn it with grill tongs and cook the other side. Then top the grilled flatbread with mixtures like honey, pistachios and chive blossoms or freshly chopped herbs and grated pecorino cheese. “Grilled flatbread can go vegan, vegetarian or ‘omnivore-ean’,” she says.
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ful appetizers ever,” says Adler. This dish starts with good whole grain bread, liberally brushed with extra-virgin olive oil on both sides, and then grilled and topped with any number of vegetable mixtures, from fresh sliced tomatoes to sautéed bell peppers or broccoli rabe and garlic. “The bread slices should be big enough to manage on the grill grates with long-handled grill tongs,” she says. “Simply cook on each side until the bread has good grill marks, then add toppings.” For flatbread, Fertig suggests starting with a pound of fresh pizza dough—healthy grain, if preferred— cut into four pieces. Pat each piece into an oval on a floured surface. “The good thing about flatbread is that it can be just about any shape, so the pressure is off to make it perfectly
Another variation is to step up from flatbread to small, individual pizzas, or pizzettes. For this, use the same fresh pizza dough, but roll it into four perfect rounds. One by one, the rounds go on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and brushed with olive oil. “Placing the dough on the oiled parchment paper first and then flipping it upside-down on the grill grates helps keep the dough’s shape better than placing it directly on the grates by hand. This quick flip-and-peel motion is easy once you do it a time or two. Keeping the pizzas small also makes them easier to maneuver on the grill,” advises Adler. After each pizzette bubbles up like a pancake, it needs to be turned and moved to the indirect, or no-heat, side of the grill. There, it gets pizza toppings and can sit for a while with the grill lid closed, so the toppings melt. Served with a fresh salad or summer fruit, a flatbread or pizzette makes for a perfect summer meal on the grill. Claire O’Neil is a freelance writer in Kansas City, MO.
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Thai Shrimp Pizzettes with Coconut and Chiles Yields: 4 (6-to-8-inch) pizza servings Green curry paste, available in the Asian section of the grocery, contains green chiles, lemongrass and other tasty seasonings. Ingredients include enough shrimp for nibbling before scattering the bulk of them on the pizzettes. For the green curry coconut sauce: 1 cup fresh or canned coconut milk, well shaken 2 tsp green curry paste Juice of 1 lime (about 1 Tbsp) For the shrimp pizzettes: 1 lb large shrimp (31 to 35), peeled and deveined Extra-virgin olive oil for brushing 1 lb prepared pizza dough, whole wheat, natural grain or gluten-free if preferred Unbleached all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour for rolling out and dusting ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
Grill shrimp over direct heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until firm, opaque and pink. Divide the dough into four portions. On a floured surface, pat or roll each portion into a 6-to-8-inch-diameter circle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush olive oil into a circle that’s a little larger than a pizza, and then place a pizza on the oiled circle. Brush the top of the pizza with olive oil.
For the green curry coconut sauce, stir together the coconut milk, green curry paste and lime juice in small bowl. Set aside. For the shrimp pizzettes, soak 8 (12inch) bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes. Prepare an indirect medium-hot fire in the grill, with heat on one side and no heat on the other.
Lift the pizza by holding the ends of the parchment paper. At a height of about 6 inches above the grill, flip the circle of dough onto the hot side of the grill grates. Quickly peel off the parchment and close the lid. Grill the pizza base for 2 to 3 minutes, or until it has good grill marks. Turn the pizza with tongs and move it to the indirect heat side. Spread the pizza with one-quarter of the green curry coconut sauce. Cover and grill for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until the topping has melted. Repeat the process with the other pizzas. To serve, top each pizza with grilled shrimp and cilantro. Source: Patio Pizzeria, by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig; adapted, with the permission of Running Press.
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oint disease, specifically arthritis, is a common problem in dogs and cats, especially as they age. The causes are many and include obesity, inflammation, immune dysfunction and
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The Yin and Yang of Wellness by Mark R. Reinhart
he vast majority of news about men’s health focuses on generally one or two things: performance at the gym and/or performance in the bedroom. Performance at work is another evaluation pressure faced by both men and women. With all this concentration on performance, the self-inflicted imbalances of society are becoming all too apparent. The costs of engaging in the tsunami of today’s fast-paced society, the myth of increased productivity by multitasking and the maniac pace we delude ourselves into thinking necessary is at the heart of our compromised health. We end up paying for this overdrawn account in the later decades of life. Although this knowledge is common, people don’t seem to heed the warning signs to slow down; instead, they endure pain and discomfort in an attempt to go down kicking and screaming (which all too often turns out to be the case). Most people would never think of operating their cars the way they do their bodies. In the Chinese tradition, the underlying principle at the heart of all forms of cyclical movements, including life itself, is the alternation of yin, the dark (quiet and still), and yang, the white (active and moving). Often thought of as opposites, these are actually two aspects of one process—polarities that do
not exist independently. Alternation of these two dynamics animates the cycles taking place in every aspect of life. Each half always contains a balance of the other, depicted by the dots. As with everything in life, balance is the key. There is nothing like a strenuous, muscle-building, heart-pumping workout (yang activities), but it needs to be balanced afterward by exercises that engender and promote the yin aspects of nourishing and rebuilding. It requires a lot more than a cool-down period lasting only as long as it takes to stop breathing heavily. One of the best self-assessment tests people can use to determine their ability to relax is to try to stand perfectly still in a relaxed state for as long as comfortable. Stand with your feet shoulder’s width apart with your knees relaxed and slightly bent, allow your shoulders to relax with arms hanging at your sides, palms facing inward and thumbs pointing forward. The tailbone should draw down toward the earth releasing the lower back. The final step is to imagine the head being suspended by a string from above, keeping the eyes level with the horizon as the breath is drawn deep into the stomach, as if you are filling a balloon. The results from the exercise vary,
but usually people will take two or three breaths and then start twitching or feeling itches, pain or burning sensations in various parts of their body until ultimately, they feel compelled to move. The arts of qigong and taijiquan seek to harmonize and balance the body, mind and spirit, reconnecting the person with their bodies via breath, posture and body awareness. Addressing the physical aspect (jing), these practices teach individuals to focus on aspects of proper posture, biomechanics, the efficient utilization of the musculature and the release of excess physical tension. Once physical tension has been released, the qi, or life force, can flow smoothly and unimpeded throughout the body. From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the smooth, unimpaired flow of qi is the key to good health. Balancing the energies of the body also helps to regulate the emotions and starts one on the path to understanding the dynamics and implications of stress. As practitioners begin to enjoy the numerous health benefits of the smooth flow of qi in the body, their view of the world changes and they begin to release excess mental tension and address the spiritual aspect (shen) of their lives. While health fads come and go, the traditional arts of qigong and taijiquan and other ancient health practices have continued for 5,000 years. Remember, a fad doesn’t last for 5,000 years! Mark R. Reinhart is the founder and creator of The Path of Three Pure Rivers, dedicated to the rebalancing and harmonization of the self through education and self-empowerment. He holds a master’s degree in medical qigong and has extensive and ongoing training in qigong, taijiquan and all facets of classical and traditional Chinese arts. For more information about Traditional Chinese qigong and taijiquan training in Drums, call 570-359-3059 or visit ThreePureRivers.com.
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Being at Peace During Uncertain Times – Become more peaceful, more relaxed and more productive regardless of what is going on around you. The Possibility Coaches expand on the key elements required to create inner peace regardless of what life presents to us. Discover how awareness is the key component for massive, positive change. 10am-2pm. $39. Per Diem. 528 W Market St Perkasie. 215-794-0135
PENNSYLVANIA PERCULTURE CONVERGENCE JUNE 2-4, 2017 Join us for this amazing three-day event hapFull Body Reflexology Certification – Learn pening in your region. Bear Creek Organics will techniques for head-to-toe alignment. Full Body have a plant booth so you can view our diverse Reflexology is great for starting a new business! selection edible landscape plants: fruit and nut No background or knowledge in reflexology retrees, berry and nut bushes, native flowers, quired. This is the only place to receive this training organic worm compost and more! This is a wonand certification! Approved Provider #155 NCBTderful chance to learn from experts in the field. MB 12 CE. 6/3 & 6/4 10am-5pm. $375 + $75 for directly •with Mitchell, owner certification. Lebanon PA. Email: Healthquest10@ mmaus,Speak PA 18049 P: Richie 610-421-4443 • F:of610-421-4445 Bear Creek Organics and attend his presentation comcast.net or call Dr. Gwen Ward 717-228-0612. uralAwakeningsMag.com • www.NaturalAwakeningsMag.com about edible landscape design and installation. Stonehedge Gardens, 51 Dairy Rd., Tamaqua, PA SUNDAY, JUNE 4 Ad Proof for Natural Awakenings 18252. 570-582-0615 Quiet the Mind Group Meditation - Not sure how Lotion Bars & Healing Salves – A beginner work- to meditate? Do you keep promising yourself that P: 610-421-4443 shop where students learn how to make salves using you’ll take the time to learn? Now you can! Learn F:also 610-421-4445 both herbs and essential oils. Students will make simple techniques in a peaceful atmosphere. Quiet a lotion bar, the super popular solid moisturizer. A meditation from 10:45-11am, then crystal singing bowls as you meditate from 11-11:30am. $10 donaperfect class to learn homemade care. 6pm. gn your proof and complete thebody following information: $25. Pocono Soap, 10 N 7th Street Stroudsburg. tion. Kindred Spirits Books & Gifts, 66 W. Water hown at actual size. See second page for larger ads.) Street, Hellertown. 610-838-5463. Register at 570-421-1791
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Tour of Columcille – 2.5-hour walking tour of a Overcoming Depression – A free information sesAdbeautiful, is approved woodedwith 17-acrechanges megalithic indicated standing stone sion on Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation park. Tour guide, Tom Egan, an Irish Historian and (dTMS), a holistic, non-invasive, FDA-cleared opAd is not – make changes indicated tion to treat depressive symptoms. Learn how dTMS Irishapproved mythology storyteller, offers pre-Christian Celtic interpretations of the park’s many stone works and who can be treated. Hear patient testimonuments and structures. 9:30am-noon, rain or monials. Refreshments. 6pm. New Vitae Wellness shine. 3155 Fox Gap Road, Bangor. 610-360-1701. and Recovery, 16 South Main Street, Quakertown. Pre-register 215-538-3403 ext. 314.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10 Achieve Morning Hunger Satisfaction – Cooking Workshop – Michelle Constantini. Provide your body with easy, healthy breakfasts that will satisfy your hunger and prevent lethargy the rest of the morning. Learn foods that will give you energy and hold you till lunch. 9-11am, $25, Twin Ponds Center, Pre-register 720-745-3453 Vaccination Seminar – Become informed and educated to make one of the most important decisions related healthcare. Cynthia Hofmann-Coale will guide you through the history of vaccines, the various types available, and the risks involved. Learn about the immune system to make an informed choice and protect your child’s body no matter your decision. 9am-5pm. $80 includes lunch. St. Luke’s United Church-Christ, Ottsville.
SUNDAY, JUNE 11 Speed Oiling in the Kitchen – Learn everything you need to know about cooking with essential oils. Raffles, samples, and give-aways. Bring friends. Oilthemed foods and beverages with recipes. 12:30pm. $5. Seating is limited. Please reserve by June 8. Herbs To Your Success, 64 S. Main St., Nazareth. 610-365-8996 Quiet the Mind Group Meditation - Not sure how to meditate? Do you keep promising yourself that you’ll take the time to learn? Now you can! Learn simple techniques in a peaceful atmosphere. Quiet meditation from 10:45-11am, then crystal singing bowls as you meditate from 11-11:30am. $10 donation. Kindred Spirits Books & Gifts, 66 W. Water Street, Hellertown. 610-838-5463.
TUESDAY, JUNE 13 FREE intro to Tai Chi and Qigong – Learn about the art and science of tai chi and qigong. Come learn how these ancient practices can energize your body and quiet your mind. 9:15am. Steel Fitness Premier, 250 Cetronia Rd., Allentown. Questions? Contact experienced instructor Hilary Smith, RN, at 610 751-6090.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 FREE intro to Tai Chi and Qigong – Learn about the art and science of tai chi and qigong. Come learn how these ancient practices can energize your body and quiet your mind. 10am. Steel Fitness Premier, 250 Cetronia Rd., Allentown. Questions? Contact experienced instructor Hilary Smith, RN, at 610 751-6090.
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Yoga Teacher Training Info Session – Meet every other Sunday for 8 months. 6/17 or 7/21at 10:15am. Bring this ad and get an additional $200 off. Call with questions 267-718-6444. Yoga Cise Studio, 533 S West End Blvd, Quakertown.
FREE: Be Healthy with Effortless Meditation™ - Greg Schweitzer. This physician recommended meditation technique works like magic. Gain relief from stress, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, sleep, fatigue, weight problems, brain fog and more. 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Twin Ponds Center, West LV, Preregister 610.670.6700
Angel Workshops – We can call on angels for so many things that will not only benefit our own lives, but the world as well. Amy Musser presents 3rd Saturday of each month. Short meditation and learning. Please bring a notebook and pen. 3-4:30pm. Cost $15. RSVP by April 10. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. 484-554-6299.
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Cold Pressed Soap Making 101 – Learn to make your own natural soaps. Take home a 1lb loaf form your family. 6pm. Ages 16+ unless adult supervised. $35 must be paid in advance. All supplies included. Pocono Soap, 10 N 7th Street Stroudsburg. Register at 570-421-1791.
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savethedate A NATURAL HEALTH FORUM HEART AND CIRCULATION TUESDAY, JUNE 20 • 4:00 PM Join us for a free, informal Question and Answer Forum with Dr. Michael Jude Loquasto ND, PHD, DC. Bring your health-related questions and benefit from Dr. Mike’s 50 years of experience in Natural Health. Understand how chiropractic internal medicine, custom herbal formulations and non-invasive oral chelation can benefit you. All are welcome with RSVP. Held at A Natural Medicine Clinic, 2571 Baglyos Circle, Suite B-27, Bethlehem. Call 484-821-1460 for a reservation.
Bath Bombs – A short workshop where students learn how to mix ingredients and oils to create fun and popular bath bombs. Students take home their creations that day. 6pm. $15. All supplies included. Pocono Soap, 10 N 7th Street Stroudsburg. Register at 570-421-1791. Achieve Fitness or Rehabilitation the Easy Way – Betsy Wetzig. Discover how you can “easily magnify” strengthening, weight loss, toning, posture, agility, balance and so much more on the power-assisted Multimaster Pilates Table with extraordinary training. FREE DEMO, 7-8 pm, Twin Ponds Center, Pre-register 610-398-9652 Kindred Canvases – Creating & fun for everyone! The 3rd Tuesday of each month is our Adult Group Painting class. Learn step-by-step acrylic painting on a real canvas. Learn how to make and correct mistakes, how to release perfectionism, and boost your creative confidence! 6:30pm. Cost $30. Register on-line at ksgifts.com.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 Discover the Best You – Tender Empowerment presents an exciting workshop designed to help you manifest your goals! Using meditation, vision boards, and more, you will leave the workshop with a clearer understanding of who you are and how you will reach your goals. 6:30pm. Mary Meuser Library Annex, 1803 Northampton Street, Easton PA. $40 at registration or $45 at the door. To register call 484-7373-9990.
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Sacred Symposiums - Roundtable Discussion & Potluck Dinner. Every 3rd Wednesday, we discuss different topics. Please bring something to the table - your own experiences and a covered dish with the list of ingredients. Free. 6:45pm. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. 610-838-5463.
FRIDAY, JUNE 23 Nutritional Live Blood Analysis – A unique method of examining a droplet of blood to reveal information on the general wellness and nutritional needs of the individual. Includes a 20-30 minute consultation are performed by Gwen Ward N.D. $80. Health Habits Natural Food Store on RT 873 in Schencksville Call 610-767-3100 to schedule
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28 The Addiction Food Revolution – TDI/HTA presents Pati Reiss, BA, a Certified Holistic Health Coach/Nutrition Recovery Coach, educator and chef in free webinar discussing substance abuse disorder and practical treatment tools and education regarding “the missing link” in addiction recovery-the nutritional aspect. She explains the The Pro-Recovery 5 Star Diet. 7pm. For more info or to register, 856-596-5834 or tdinj.com “Webinars & Events.” FREE: Be Healthy with Effortless Meditation™ - Greg Schweitzer. This physician recommended
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savethedate ANNUAL WILDLIFE OPEN HOUSE/FUNDRAISER JUNE 24 AND 25 • 10AM – 4PM Comes see how one of the larger wildlife rehabilitation centers in eastern PA cares for injured and orphaned wildlife. Tours will be provided. See owls and hawks, raccoons and opossums, a coyote, songbirds and bunnies, falcons and foxes. There will be music, refreshments, tricky tray and items for sale. This is our largest fundraiser. Our facility operates completely on donations from the public. Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, 361 Cherry Drive, Stroudsburg. Donation: $8 for ages 10+. $5 for ages 4-10. 3 or younger free. No Pets. Visit www.poconowildlife. org or our Facebook page for more information. Donations for our tricky tray are deeply appreciated! Contact Kathy at email@example.com
Find the Nexus of Symptoms and Real Causes – Dr. Maulfair has been improving the health of his patients for over forty years utilizing non-invasive medical modalities. He alleviates many common ailments of aging and tough medical conditions that appear chronic. From heart disease to cancer to digestive disease to hormonal problems, this workshop is for everyone. 10am-1pm. Maulfair Medical Center, 2970 Corporate Court, Orefield. 610-682-2104.
SUNDAY, JUNE 25 Quiet the Mind Group Meditation - Not sure how to meditate? Do you keep promising yourself that you’ll take the time to learn? Now you can! Learn simple techniques in a peaceful atmosphere. Quiet meditation from 10:45-11am, then crystal singing bowls as you meditate from 11-11:30am. $10 donation. Kindred Spirits Books & Gifts, 66 W. Water Street, Hellertown. 610-838-5463. Freedom Flow – A 12-step drumming and rhythm circle that will focus on the step of the month. Join us the 4th Sunday of each month from 1-2pm as we bang the drums, shake the rattles, and raise the vibrations. No experience necessary. All those in any 12-step program are welcome to attend. $5 donation. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. 610-737-1288.
meditation technique works like magic. Gain relief from stress, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, sleep, fatigue, weight problems, brain fog and more. 7:00 – 8:30 pm. FREE, Twin Ponds Center, West LV, Pre-register 610.670.6700
THURSDAY, JUNE 29 Breast, Thyroid & Full-Body Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging – Dr. Getson. This is a safe, non-radiologic, and pain free state-of-the-art, FDA approved technology that detects changes at the cellular level in early stages of some diseases, Call 856.596.5834 for appointment at Twin Ponds Center, 628 Twin Ponds Rd, Breinigsville.
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savethedate METABOLIC RESET WEBINAR THURSDAY, JULY 29 • 6:30PM Learn how diet changes can reboot your health and reset your metabolism. Understand how hormones affect your weight and how a natural approach can restore hormone balance. Find out about supplements to help reduce inflammation, heal your gut, increase your energy naturally, and improve your digestion. If you suffer from diabetes, hormone imbalances, slow metabolism, immune system challenges, low energy or are looking for a jump-start to your weight loss program this webinar is for you. Call 570-283-0111 to register or email Thrivewellnesskingston@ gmail.com to register.
Quiet the Mind Group Meditation - Not sure how to meditate? Do you keep promising yourself that you’ll take the time to learn? Now you can! Learn simple techniques in a peaceful atmosphere. Quiet meditation from 10:45-11am, then crystal singing bowls as you meditate from 11-11:30am. $10 donation. Kindred Spirits Books & Gifts, 66 W. Water Street, Hellertown. 610-838-5463.
FRIDAY, JUNE 30 Salts & Scrubs – Students learn about different varieties of salts, oils and additives to make the best body scrub and bath salts. Each student will make and take home a custom jar of bath salts and a body scrub. 6pm. Approx. 90 min. $25. Pocono Soap, 10 N 7th Street Stroudsburg. Register at 570-421-1791
SATURDAY, JULY 1 FREE: Be Healthy with Effortless Meditation™ - Greg Schweitzer. This physician recommended meditation technique works like magic. Gain relief from stress, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, sleep, fatigue, weight problems, brain fog and more. 9:00 – 10:30 am, Twin Ponds Center, West LV, Preregister 610.670.6700 Tour of Columcille – 2.5-hour walking tour of a beautiful, wooded 17-acre megalithic standing stone park. Tour guide, Tom Egan, an Irish Historian and Irish mythology storyteller, offers pre-Christian Celtic interpretations of the park’s many stone monuments and structures. 9:30am-noon, rain or shine. 3155 Fox Gap Road, Bangor. 610-360-1701.
SUNDAY, JULY 2 Cold Pressed Soap Making 101 – Learn to make your own natural soaps. Take home a 1lb loaf form your family. 1pm. Ages 16+ unless adult supervised. $35 must be paid in advance. All supplies included. Pocono Soap, 10 N 7th Street Stroudsburg. Register at 570-421-1791.
savethedate DISCOVER MINDFULNESS A VALUABLE TOOLBOX FOR KIDS (9-16) & PARENTS SUNDAYS IN JUNE • 6:30 P.M. Wendy Barron brings 25 years of mindfulness and teaching experience to help students savor the present moment, manage stress and improve academic success. 6/4 – Explore Mindfulness. 6/11 – Mindful Movement and Mindful Eating. 6/18 – Academics and Sports. 6/25 – Bring it all Together and Put it To Use. $20 per class per child & parent. $70 for 4 classes per child & parent. $10 for additional child. $15 per class per child with no parent
savethedate 9TH ANNUAL ANGEL DAYS HOLISTIC FAIRE SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH • 10AM-5PM SUNDAY, AUGUST 6TH • 10AM-4PM Angel art, readings, crystals, aromatherapy reiki, reflexology, alternative healing modalities. Free lectures on current holistic topics, door prizes every hour. Nutritious Mediterranean food for sale. Vendors spaces available – call now! $6 or $5 with donation of pet food. Leesport Farmers Market, Banquet Hall, 312 Gernant’s Church Rd, Leesport. Kimberlee Dawn: 484-363-7356.
REIKI CERTIFICATION CLASSES MOUNTAIN TOP, PA Reiki 1, Certification Program – June 24, 2017, 9:30am-5:00pm. Usui /Tibetan - Highlights: History of Reiki, Japanese Reiki Techniques, Reiki 1 Initiation, Hands on practice , includes 179 page manual, Register by 6//17 CEU’s-LMT’s Reiki 1, Certification Program – July 22, 2017, 9:30am-5:00pm. Usui/Tibetan - Highlights: History of Reiki, Japanese Reiki Techniques, Reiki 1 Initiation, Hands on practice, includes 179-page manual, Register by 7/15 CEU’s-LMT’s Reiki 2, Certification Program – Aug 26, 2017 9:30am-5pm. Usui/Tibetan- Highlights: Three Reiki Symbols, Japanese Reiki Techniques, Reiki 2 Attunement, hands-on practice , 179 page Manual if didn’t receive in Reiki 1 Register by 8/19/17 CEU’s LMT’s Contact Anthony V. Wojnar D.D. RMT, Life Holistic Center LLC. Member: IARP, 570-7066680. ReikiCenterOnline@yahoo.com. LifeHolisticReiki.com
savethedate HEALING DAY RETREAT SATURDAY JULY 8 • 10AM - 3PM NEWTON, NEW JERSEY 5 hours on 5 secluded acres at the Place of Peace Private Day Retreat Facility with Kristi Meng & Linda Tironi. A relaxing, fun filled day with like-minded people, yoga (no experience needed), connecting to nature, & breathwork with drumming. Even building a terrarium to bring home. Also included is a healthy lunch. Call, text or email Linda at 201-469-6307 or linda_tironi@ yahoo.com for more information.
savethedate CHILDLIGHT YOGA TEACHER TRAININGS Evidence-informed yoga and mindfulness education to youth and training for professionals who support their well-being. The simple and effective strategies we share promote resilience, positive perceptions, good health habits and mindful awareness, empowering children to excel at school, at home and in life. Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Teacher Training • June 10-11 Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training • June 26-27 Yoga & Mindfulness for Children: Advanced Concepts Teacher Training • June 28-29 Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training • August 11-19 Location: Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E 4th St, Bethlehem. More details and registration can be found at childlightyoga.com.
concerns by exerting pressure to reflex areas encouraging improved instruction to every part of the body. 1701 Union Blvd, Allentown. 267-424-4549.
Sunday Services – Metaphysical and non-denominational. Rev. Lloyd Moll, Pastor - Unique Sunday services 10:30am. All welcome! St. John’s Church of Faith, 607 Washington St Allentown. 610-776-7211
Feldenkrais Method – Carol Siddiqi. Gentle movements with awareness allows you to observe how you move, notice tension, improve your coordination – helps prevent and overcome injuries and chronic pain and develops overall good health. 5:45pm, $75/6 classes, Twin Ponds Center, Preregister 610-618-0467.
Quiet the Mind Group Meditation – New to meditation? Learn several simple techniques to quiet your mind and relax your body. 10:45-11am. From 11-11:30am, enjoy crystal singing bowls as you meditate. $5 donation. Kindred Spirits Books & Gifts, 66 W. Water Street, Hellertown. 610-838-5463 12-Step Recovery Rhythms - Exploring the themes of recovery within the dynamics of group rhythm making. 4th Sunday of the month. 1-2pm. Just bring an open Mind, Heart & Spirit! $5 donation. All are welcome! Sacred Space, 45 W. Water St., Hellertown. 610-737-1288.
monday QiGong/Tai Chi − Reduce stress, lower blood pressure, improve balance, and increase energy. Includes visual meditation, balance exercises, followed by energy form. 11am. Also offered Wednesdays at noon. $96/8 classes, Silver Sneakers/Flex Accepted, Twin Ponds Center, Pre-register 610-762-2702 Reflexology Q and A – Stop by our clinic from 11am to 3pm and let us review your health concerns with you. Medical Reflexology can help with many health
ing conversation with people who understand your thoughts and feelings, whether your loss is recent or long ago. St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mahoning, Lehighton. Call to register 570-386-9960.
Yoga: Kripalu, Level 1-2 – Carol Siddiqi. This class will help you perform daily activities pain free and with greater ease by developing deeper self-awareness using the basics of Kripalu Yoga combined with the gentle movements of Feldenkrais®, 7-8 pm, $88/8 classes, Twin Ponds Center, Pre-register 610-618-0467 Yogafit® - A flow yoga class for strength, posture, flexibility and balance. Emphasis is placed on awareness, breath and balance of the nervous system. Open to all levels. 6:15-7:15pm, Allentown YMCA & YWCA, 425 S. 15th St. Allentown. Call 610-434-9333 Ext. 313. Coping Meditation – For those who love someone with an addiction. Weekly sangha includes meditation, conversation, and sharing. Join others who share your pain, fear and hope in a spiritual community. 7:15pm. Trout Creek Healing Collective, 739 E. Emmaus Ave, Allentown. Nancyk404@gmail.com. Grief Support Group – A free weekly grief support group and seminar, on Mondays at 6:30pm. Features video from Christian experts on grieving, and car-
Pain Relief Movement Training – Simple, easy exercises of Coordination Pattern™ Training helps release chronic pain and stress of knees, hips, back, neck and improve the way you function, both physically and mentally. 3-4 pm, $75/6 classes, Twin Ponds Center, Pre-register 610-398- 9652 Kindred Canvases – Creating fun for Everyone. Family-friendly fun to expand your creative confidence. Learn step-by-step painting, and each person heads home with their own unique masterpiece. No exp req. 6:30pm. $30. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water St., Hellertown. 610-838-5463. Therapeutic Yoga - For students with health or physical challenges. An educational, therapeutic focus toward bringing healing at every level through modified poses, meditation, and other modalities with a Professional Yoga Therapist. 6pm. Soulful Journeys, 131 S. Main St., Nazareth, 610-653-3971 Yoga/ Flow and Renew- With Mariela Powsang .This class will allow you to work on strength, flexibility and balance while flowing from one pose to another. We will move into deep stages of relaxation using restorative postures to finish your practice. All levels welcome.7:00pm-8:00pm. Yoga Cise 533 S West End Blvd, Quakertown. 267-718-6444. Overcoming Depression – A free information session on Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS), a holistic, non-invasive, FDA-cleared option to treat depressive symptoms. Learn how
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specific areas of the body each week and reminds us to be in the moment. Great for beginner to intermediate. 9:30-10:45 am, $88/8 classes, Veterans $8, Twin Ponds Center, Pre-register 610-509-3677
Encore – Cancer Support and Exercise Program. All female cancers may become part of this group. This national YWCA program has been in existence over 30 years at the Allentown YMCA & YWCA, 425 S. 15th St., Allentown. Call 610-434-9333 Ext. 313.
Therapeutic Yoga - For students with health or physical challenges. An educational, therapeutic focus toward bringing healing at every level through modified poses, meditation, and other modalities with a Professional Yoga Therapist. 9:30am. Soulful Journeys, 131 S. Main St., Nazareth, 610-653-3971
Talk About a Good Book – A spiritual book club meeting every 3rd Thursday share opinions and ideas with others about the book for each month. Light refreshments will be offered. 6-7:30pm. Donation for refreshments. Kindred Spirits Books & Gifts, 66 W. Water Street, Hellertown. 610-838-5463.
Gentle Yoga - Perfect for students recovering from an injury, just starting back into a fitness or yoga routine. Building strength and flexibility slowly, and using restorative postures and breath work for healing and relaxation. 6-7. Blue Lotus Yoga @ Soulful Journeys, 131 S. Main St., Nazareth, 484-546-6803.
Monthly Peace Vigil – Second Thursday of every month, 4:30 to 5:30 pm (during the warmer months) at the south approach to the Hill-to-Hill Bridge, 3rd & Wyandotte St., South Bethlehem. Contact Vince Stravino 610-216-8103 for information.
Tai-chi – Often called a moving meditation and is a discipline that integrates mind, body, and spirit as you practice a series of slow moving exercises. Increases strength, and promotes calm by improving the flow of energy in the body. 11am. Intro class req. The Yoga Loft, 521 East Fourth St., Bethlehem 610-867-9642 Yogafit® - a flow yoga class for strength, posture, flexibility and balance. Emphasis is placed on awareness, breath and balance of the nervous system. Open to all levels. 6:15-7:15pm, Allentown YMCA & YWCA, 425 S. 15th St. Allentown. Call 610-434-9333 Ext. 313. Yoga Morning - Yoga postures to improve overall health including strength, flexibility, balance and better posture. Hold postures longer for relaxed muscles and rejuvenation. Open to all levels. 9:1510:15am, Allentown YMCA & YWCA, 425 S. 15th St., Allentown 610-434-9333 Ext. 313. LV Lyme Support Group – Meets the first Wednesday of every month except July. Speakers, doctors, brochures and books. PA is #1 in reported cases so we help to educate the public. Country Meadows Retirement Facility, Green Pond Road in Bethlehem Township. 7pm. Heidi Healy at 610-882-2253 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Beginners Yoga – A gentle intro focusing on clear and safe alignment in foundational poses, discovering how breath can ease stress, reduce pain and calm your mind, and on developing heightened awareness and mindfulness through the eight limbs of yoga. Soulful Journeys, 131 S. Main St., Nazareth, 610-653-3971
Stress Relief Coaching Group – Join others in a group setting to manage stress with multiple holistic approaches. 9:15am or 5:15pm. $25 session. Creative Holistic Therapy, 3037 S. Pike Avenue (Rte 145) #105, Allentown. 610-282-0709 to register. Qigong & Tai Chi – Qigong uses deep breathing and gentle movements to strengthen and circulate the life energy. Tai Chi helps prevent falls and improves balance. Focus is placed coordination and relaxation. Open to all levels. 10:30am, Allentown YMCA & YWCA, 425 S.15th St., Allentown, 610434-9333 x 313.
QiGong/Tai Chi − Crystal Klein. Reduce stress, lower blood pressure, improve balance, and increase energy. Includes visual meditation, balance exercises, followed by energy form, 5:1 5- 6:15 pm, $96/8 classes, Silver Sneakers/Flex Accepted, Twin Ponds Center, Pre-register 610-762-2702
Vinyasa/Kundalini Yoga Fusion - All levels. Each class will work with elements of each tradition such as flowing asana, breath work, mantra, and meditation. Classes will balance mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of being. 9:30-11am. Soulful Journeys, 131 S. Main St., Nazareth, 610-653-3971
saturday Diverse Yoga – Appreciate diversity. Blue Lotus and Soulful Journeys Yoga teacher come to Nazareth Farmers Market. Our instructors have many different approaches to yoga. Come to multiple weeks to appreciate our diversity. First outdoor yoga class is free for new students! 484-546-6803 Yoga: Hatha, Yin & Therapeutic, Level 1-2, Adults – A blend of gentle stretching, chair and Yin Yoga, followed by extended relaxation. Ideal for de-stressing. Students gain strength and flexibility from restorative poses. For all levels. 8:30am, $88/8 classes, Vets $8. Twin Ponds Center, RSVP 484-554-4601. Yoga: Hatha, Yin & Therapeutic, Kids & Family Class – Karen Klubertanz. A blend of creative play and relaxation. Light up your child’s face with joy! Great for building self-esteem, cooperation,
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Pain Relief Movement Training – Simple, easy exercises of Coordination Pattern™ Training helps release chronic pain and stress of knees, hips, back, neck and improve the way you function, both physically and mentally. 5:15-6:15 pm, $75/6 classes, Twin Ponds Center, Pre-register 610-398- 9652
Yoga for All – With Scott. Come together to celebrate life and to feel good. All levels and ages welcome. Donation. 5-6pm at Kim’s Healing Center, 1223 Butler St., Easton. 610-559-7280
Habitat Lehigh Valley ReStore has developed a sustainable, flourishing, recycling program focused on benefiting our environment and local community. The HLV ReStore accepts donations of reusable latex paint and recycles it into a new product called “rrecolor”. This new paint helps our continuous effort to raise funds for Habitat Lehigh Valley’s home building program and local families. Our recycling program gives Lehigh Valley residents a way to responsibly get rid of usable latex paint which, additionally, keeps paint out of our landfills and water sources. In turn, this program assists with the environmental success of our community’s future. Most importantly, the sale of this high quality, recycled latex paint at our ReStore, creates a future for the children of our community by helping families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
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focus, and trust. 10-11 a.m. $10/1 adult & 1 child; $3/ additional family member. Twin Ponds Center, Pre-register 484-554-4601 Level 1 Yoga - This beginner friendly class teaches proper posture alignment. It is designed to strengthen the body, enhance flexibility, increase energy and create a sense of balance for the participant. 9-10:15. Blue Lotus Yoga @ Soulful Journeys, 131 S. Main St., Nazareth, 484-546-6803 Ryoho Flow - Michele Slane, Reiki Master/Teacher, provides intuitive reiki energy sessions each Saturday from 9am to 2pm at Sacred Space, 45 W. Water St., Hellertown, PA. Call 610-737-1288 to schedule an appointment. Gift certificates available. Angel Readings - Amy Musser, Angel Whisperer, offers angel readings by appointment only. She also provides spiritual guidance through the Wish Game, workshops, and one-on-one sessions. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. Call 484-554-6299 to schedule your appointment. Gifts certificates available. Card Readings - Willow-Duir Rosewood, HPS, brings 20 years of experience in spirituality and offers readings every 2nd and 4th Saturday 1-5pm by appointment. Walk-ins welcome during this time. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. Call 484-463-7673 to schedule. Gift certificates available. Raja Yoga - Explore all of the benefits of yoga through postures, breath work, relaxation, meditation, and mantra. All levels welcome and prenatal friendly. 9-10:30am. Soulful Journeys, 131 S. Main St., Nazareth, 610-653-3971 LV Lupus Connection Support Group – A peer support group program offering education and wellness programs to lupus patients and their families. 4th Saturday of the month 11am-1pm except May, August & December call for details. Register at 610 533-9586 or email@example.com. Good Shepherd Allentown
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Marie is a certified massage therapist trained since 1997 in Advanced Myofascial Release Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Ear Candling, Homeopathy and Holistic Nutrition. Offers comprehensive custom bodywork for those wanting to overcome chronic pain and movement problems. Sessions range from a (2 hour) Head to Toe meltdown massage to “Just Neck and Head” massage for those needing stress relief. Gift certificates available. See ad page 41.
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Dr. Robert W. Livingston III, DC, L.Ac. Dr. Jennifer K. Bollinger, DC, L.Ac. 8026 Hamilton Blvd. • Trexlertown, PA 18087 610-395-5509 • LiveWellIntegratedHealth.com LiveWell Integrated Health offers traditional Chinese acupuncture, chiropractic, body work, and nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Being healthy is a lifestyle choice... choose to LiveWell. See ad page 46.
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Offering colon hydrotherapy (CHT) from compassionate practitioners also skilled in health coaching and total system healing. Also offering Holistic Nursing, Life Coaching, Massage & Raindrop Therapy. Body Ecology Specialist. In addition to healing services, we also offer an array of organic nuts and seeds, sprouted flour, fermented foods, and prepared nutritional meals.
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Using an open system which is unique to the area. This cleansing/ detoxification protocol clears the large intestine of accumulated toxins and undigested waste and dilutes the toxic load to the body’s eliminative organs (skin, lymph, lungs, kidneys and bowels). Reduce bloating, aid weight loss, increase nutrient absorption and increase energy levels. FDA approved for colonoscopy and endoscopy preparation. See ad page 39.
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Ronak Balani, DDS 2600 Newburg Rd., Easton, PA 18045 610-252-1454 www.cndentistry.com
We begin with a holistic approach to enhance your physical health and eliminate any compromise to the immune system. All services we offer are mercury-free, mercury-safe and fluoride-free. We can enhance your smile with everything from routine dental care to whitening and full cosmetic makeovers in a warm, cozy and caring atmosphere. See ad page 29.
NORTHSTAR DENTAL CARE Marwan Bassil, DMD, 430 Nazareth Pike, Suite 2A Nazareth, PA 18064 610.365.5000 MyNazarethDentist.com
Providing a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry with expertise ranging from to inlays, onlays, root canals, crowns, bridges and clear braces. Dr. Bassil can correct a wide variety of so-called permanent cosmetic dental problems, and can literally redesign your smile. Mercury-Free and Fluoride-Free. See ad page 25.
A holistic approach to counseling including mind, body and spirit. Various techniques offered to help you move beyond limiting beliefs to create the life you desire. Learn the transformational power that is present by quieting the mind and accessing the intelligence of the heart through HeartMath®. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, mindfulness and more. Various groups, seminars and workshops offered.
SMART SOLUTIONS AND CREATIVE HOLISTIC THERAPY
Rev. Lyn S. Felix, MSW, LCSW, CHT, RM 3037 S. Pike Ave. #105 • Allentown, PA 18103 610-282-0709 CreativeHolisticTherapy.com
A holistic counselor and coach, using hypnotherapy, chakra energy clearing, Reiki, mindfulness & more to help you shift from limited, fearbased thinking, believing, and behaving patterns into living from your magnificent essence. Experience joy as you resonate with higher vibrational frequencies in all aspects of your life. See ad page 12.
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Identify resources you already have and get on the road to better wellbeing, increased resilience to daily stressors, and ultimately feeling more fulfilled at the end of each day. Free well-being workshops are offered for non-profit organizations and helping professionals. Please contact me for your free phone consultation.”
ENERGETIC HEALING & LIFE COACHING
Brad Barnoski, CHHP Macungie, PA 717-503-8576 • info@BradBarnoski.com BradBarnoski.com
Certified Holistic Health Practitioner specializing in life transformation coaching and intuitive energy healing, utilizing modalities such as The Emotion Code and Access Consciousness®. Experience a dynamic and life-changing session and clear out lifetimes of self-limiting patterns and baggage that stop you from the ease and joy that is you.
FLOATING METTA RELAXATION CO.
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The Valley’s premier float center with five beautiful, open float rooms, each containing an extra-large tub with 1000 pounds of epsom salt dissolved in ten inches of warm water. It’s likely to be the most relaxing thing you’ve ever experienced. Other ways to relax at Metta include reflexology and massage.
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Mr. Elias offers several different green and eco-friendly funeral plans using biodegradable caskets, preservation without chemicals, and earth friendly paper goods. A natural, back to the earth approach. Biodegradable urns for those choosing cremation. Also offering assistance with home-based funerals.
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GREEN MEADOWS AT FOUNTAIN HILL CEMETERY
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The only green cemetery in the Lehigh Valley. A cemetery of wildflowers and grasses native to Pennsylvania. Return to the natural cycle of life to nourish the soil, green the meadow and live on. Nondenominational. Non-profit. Speakers available to visit organizations. See ad page 47.
June Rose, Personal Coach 45 W. Water Street Hellertown, PA 18055 610.838.5463
June Rose is the right solution…for YOU! She knows life isn’t always a bed of roses and we all need some help from time to time. June uses her super powers – Compassion, Organization, Positivity, Empowerment – to help cut through the rough patches that life throws at you. Call or e-mail her today for a free consultation and get the helping hand you need. See ad page 54.
ANNA A. GAITANOS, M.ED. 65 East Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 412 Bethlehem, PA Stage4Change.com 484-226-7187
I believe you are the expert in your own life. I collaborate with you in developing a plan to meet your goals. Together we identify your strengths, where you want to be in your life, and the steps to get you there. Please contact me for your complimentary coaching consultation.
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HEALTH COACH THE GLITTER COOKIE
Denise Taddeo, M.A., HC Phillpsburg, NJ 862-259-0641 ProfTaddeo@hotmail.com
Health Coaching from professional counselor knowledgeable in not only dietary theory, but also working with bio individuality including each specific person’s body type, blood type, and their overall organic body. Offering individualized 3 and 6 month programs for motivated people interested in their overall health and happiness. See ad page 6.
HYPNOSIS & HYPNOSIS TRAINING HYPNO PATH CENTER, LLC
Marcella Hilferty, CPHI, CH, MBA Forks Township, Easton, PA 18040 610-248-2358 HypnoPathCenter.com
When nothing else works, Hypnosis does! A Certified Professional Hypnosis Instructor and practitioner, bringing to the Lehigh Valley a systematic hypnosis process utilized in one-to-one sessions. Also, offering a self-hypnosis process unlike any self-hypnosis system. Experience the joy of being self-empowered. See ad page 26.
Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center Greg Schweitzer 628 Twin Ponds Rd., West Lehigh Valley 610-670-6700 StressReductionResources.com
De-stress, revitalize and be healthier with scientifically validated and physician recommended Effortless Meditation. Experience rest deeper than sleep! Greg Schweitzer taught for Deepak Chopra, M.D. and other notables for 35+ years. Introductory classes and a 10-hour 7-session course.
MOVEMENT THERAPY – FELDENKRAIS METHOD®
CAROL SIDDIQI FGNA, RYT
Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 628 Twin Ponds Rd, West Lehigh Valley 610-618-0467
The Feldenkrais Method reconnects the body to its natural movements, focusing on the relationship between motion and thought. It works with the nervous system, rather than muscles or bones, to improve everyday motion, such as walking, running, golfing, biking, yoga, posture, breathing, etc.
NATURAL FAMILY MEDICINE A NATURAL MEDICINE CLINIC
DR. MICHAEL JUDE LOQUASTO, ND, PHD, DC 2571 Baglyos Circle, Suite B-27 Bethlehem, PA 18020 • 484-821-1460 www.drmichaelloquasto.com Phone consultations available
Specializing in Natural Medicine for over 50 years, Dr. Loquasto holds doctorates in Naturopathy, Nutrition, Chiropractic Internal Medicine and is a Master Herbalist and certified Clinical and Dietitian Nutritionist. Offering custom formulations for specific conditions and non-invasive chelation therapy. Tests available include live cell microscope, circulation testing, EKG, pulmonary lung testing, bone density, x-ray, scanning for foot & ankle problems, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels and blood testing for dia-betes and other health issues. Cold Laser Therapy for pain.
NATURAL FAMILY MEDICINE PHILLIP GETSON, D.O.
Family Physician, Board Certified Thermologist Serving Bethlehem, Easton and Fogelsville HealthThroughAwareness.com Tdinj.com • 856-596-5834 A board certified family physician for 35 years and co-founder of Health Through Awareness in Marlton, NJ. An internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD). An advocate for health and preventive medicine championing thermography as an early diagnostic tool for many health conditions including breast health.Certified by four Thermographic Boards. See ad page 37.
MAULFAIR MEDICAL CENTER
Conrad Maulfair, D.O. 2970 Corporate Court, Suite 1 Orefield, PA 18069 • 610-682-2104 DrMaulfair.com • PurelyYouDetox.com
Dr. Maulfair is an Osteopathic Physician bringing four decades of knowledge and experience in alternative, complementary medicine to his patient care. Help for all conditions and all ages. Offering Chelation Therapy, Hubbard Method Sauna detoxification, and many other treatment programs. Bringing the best of both worlds to their patients. See ad page 10.
WOODLANDS HEALING RESEARCH NATURAL FAMILY MEDICINE
Family, Environmental and Preventative Medicine Nicholas DiMartino, D.O. 5724 Clymer Rd, Quakertown, PA 215-536-1890
Woodlands Healing Research Center is a family practice supporting individualized natural approaches to health. We offer lifestyle and nutritional consultation to achieve optimal health and vitality. We also offer complete women’s services including GYN, menopause, osteoporosis and bio-identical hormone therapy. See ad page 24.
DALLAS WELLNESS CENTER, LLC Debra E Dallas, PhD, MIfHI, DCNT 4048 Freemansburg Avenue Easton, PA 18045 610-253-1977 DallasWellnessCenterLLC.com
Dallas Wellness Center is a health oriented center that recognizes each person as an individual. We offer Iridology, Thermographic Imaging, Nutrigenomics and Nutrition, Hair Analysis, and Ion Cleansing. When people have been everywhere else and are still sick, they come visit us. See ad page 52.
2358 Sunshine Rd., Allentown, PA 18103 610-762-9922 www.donnahaas.massagetherapy.com Involved in natural health practices for over 20 years, Donna offers nutritional consultations using Applied Kinesiology to determine deficiencies and immune challenges in the body. She also offers Integrated Energy Therapy, reflexology, massage therapy and specializes in Raindrop Technique with Young Living essential oils. Please see website for upcoming events. See ad page 41.
LOSAGIO CHIROPRACTIC CENTER LLC Mark D. Losagio, DC, DIBCN 120 Illicks Mill Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18017 610-865.-8155 ChiropracticBethlehem.com
Dr. Losagio is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, with over 26 years of experience, using state of the art equipment such as Digital Motion X-ray, Proadjuster and cold laser. He offers chiropractic care, specializing in personal injury cases, weight loss program and continuous education to his patients. Focusing on getting you back to a fully active life. See ad page 31.
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Dr. Jonathan Tompkins 2591 Baglyos Circle Suite C-44 484-821-0818 TestBeforeYouSupplement.com NeurofeedbackPA.com
Dr. Tompkins is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist with a wide range of experience with Chronic pain, Sciatica, Whiplash, and Neurological disorders such as ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, MS, and Balance Disorders. The practice offers Chiropractic care, Nutritional Blood testing, Food allergy testing, Clearmind Neurofeedback, and Computerized Balance Testing. Expanded office hours can now accommodate new patients in under two weeks. See ad page 3.
Fisher, NTP – Pasquale, NTP 801 W. Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 610-419-8881 WellofLifeCenter.com
Using nutrition, chiropractic, and other modalities like massage, the Well of Life helps individuals rediscover health in a natural way. We are committed to offering hope and healing to our clients, and to promote wellness through empowering and educating. Start your journey today!
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Tina Stashko, N.D. PhD MIfHI Emmaus, Pa. 18049 610-965-8132 NaturalHealthPromotion.net
Specializing in preventative healthcare, digestion and nutrient absorption, and thyroid and adrenal health. Modalities such as iridology, sclerology and biochemical balancing enable the development of your unique program for optimum health. These programs are easy to follow and incorporate into your daily life. Reach your full health potential! See ad page 29.
NUTRITIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Nicholas Theodorou ND Lehigh Valley, PA 610-258-1894 • NT-307.com
“Dr. Nick” Traditional Naturopath. Get and stay healthy. Proven FivePoint Program teaches you about eating a wholesome diet, prudent exercise, the proper use of supplements, getting quality sleep and reducing stress. Internationally recognized expertise on nutritional supplements including glutathione enhancement! Free mini-consults! Call or email for information. See ad page 9.
NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION
Gale Maleskey, MS, RD, LDN Offices in Bethlehem and Breinigsville 610-625-5990 GaleMaleskey.com
Learn how to live a healthier life, recover from serious illness, lose weight, gain energy, and develop life-sustaining habits, using a coaching-based, integrative nutrition approach. Gale Maleskey is a registered dietitian, licensed Wellness Coach, and trained at Dr. Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Call for a free 20-minute, get-acquainted chat.
NUTRTIONAL COUNSELING & HEALTHY COOKING CLASSES SUPER SIMPLE HEALTHY Christina Moyes, CHHC Lehigh Valley, PA 610-704-8083 SuperSimpleHealthy.com
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